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HEARD AND SEEN
Attorney-General Walser Recom?
mends a Department of Justice.
WOULD SAVE STATE MONEY.
TUo Atloriioy-UfiiiT.il Would be tho Head
ol the Department, and tho Increased
Cost of Assistance Would he Compara?
tively Light Itiilolgli Visited by Oilbrrt,
tlio Divine Healer Two New Cotton
nulls Nearlng completion-l'ricu Sue
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 14.?Every" Stale
in the Union, except North Carolin:!,
has a department of justice, ot which
the Attorney-General is the head. He
is the legal adviser and counsel Cor aii
departments ot the State government
und stndi cases as they may have in
the courts are conducted through his
In North Carolina, however, the At?
torney-General simply argues Slate
criminal appeals in the, Supreme court,
and though he Is legal Utlvlsei' for tile
State olllcials he is seldom their coun?
sel in such cases as may come before
the courts, each department having a
sum or money specially set aside to
enable It to employ lawyers.
Ah a result of this policy some $12.000
or $lf,,C0O a year are expended by the
State government In extra lawyer's
As Attorney-General Walser goes out
of office this year and cannot profit by
his own recommendations, he will, in
his report, usk tho Legislature to
change this system, seitin? forth that
the change will both Increase the elti
clency of the public service and save
money to the Slate.
He wdll recommend the establishment
of a department of justice* through
which all the State's law business must
be conducted, us is done In other Stales.
At the head of this department wdll lie
the Attorney-General, with an assist -
ant and such Increase of clerical force
us may be necessary. The Increased
cost of thlH above what Is at present
paid to the Attorney-General's ottice
would, be argues, be small compared
to the large extra attorney's fees now
"Of course," snld Mr. Wnlser, dis?
cussing the matter with a News and
Observer reporter, "there would be
cases In which the Altorney-Oeneral
would d?iilrc outside assistance, and
In which assistance would be neces?
sary. In' such ctiSCS he should have
power to employ additional counsel.
Again, some State Official might desire
in an Important case to employ special
Counsel! he otinbt to be allowed io do
so by and through the advise of the
Attorn?y-Gcnoral. St? h an arrange- |
ment would add to the dignity of the
olllcc, make tho A.ttorney-General's ser?
vices more efficient and rave money to
the State. North Carolina has out?
grown the present method of transact?
ing Its low business, und the iioxl Leg?
islature should make a change In it."
Also, it is understood, the Legislature
?will be asked to revise tho Coos paid to
the clerk of the Supreme Court, li Is
said thai from year to year the work
of the ollice has grown, while I he fees
have decreased rather than increased
until there Is hardly a living In the
office for the clerk after his steno?
grapher is pa ill.
DIVINE HEALER HERE.
Dr. W. S. Gilbert, tho divine healer,
arrived in iho city yesterday morning
from Durham. Dr. Gilbert Is an Eng?
lishman, educated at Oxford and the
University of London for the Episcopal
ministry. His belief In the curing of
ills by faith and laying on of hands has
led him to travel In the hope "of spread
in;; the doctrine by publicly practicing
it. lie has held meetings in many of
the principal cities of the country, and
has newspaper clippings from each
place to show what he has accom?
Associated with Dr. Gilbert is Rev.
O. M. Sutt?ll, of Columbus, Ca.. pastor
of an Independent Baptist Church at
thai place. Mr. Button generally Speaks
and leads the singing at the meetlUgST]
The method of procedure in healing Is
to lay on hands ami pray .silently for
tho recovery of the afflicted one.
No fee is charged for curing, but vol?
untary offerings are accepted for ex?
penses of living. A meeting was ad?
vertised for last night at Metropolitan
Hall, but through some misunderstand?
ing the place was not opened. Here?
after meetings will lie held in Metropo?
litan Hall every night at 7:;io o'clock.
TWO NEW COTTON MLLS.
The two new cotton mills In Wake
county are now ncnrlng completion and
will begin operations early in the new
year. They are the Neuse. Giver mill,
nt Falls, and tho mill at WnkO Forest.
The machinery Is being put in place at
the Neuse mill. It will be run by water
PRICE SUCCEEDS BLACKBURN.
Congressman-elect 1-:. Spencer Black
bum, of the Eighth District, arrived in
tho city yesterday and is stopping at
the Yorborough. Mr. Blackburn has
tendered his resignation as Assistant
United States District Attorney, and
Mr. Augustus H. Price, of Salisbury, a
loading young Republican in the State,
will be his successor.
FREAKS OF A LADY.
On last Tuesday night Miss Gertr?de
Harp, of F.asl Durham, left her home
attired in "man's clothes. She left a let?
ter to her father. Mr. .1. R. Harp, stilt?
ing that she was going to Oxford to be
married, and' that she wore mnn's
clothing to avoid detection.
She came to Raleigh and went to
several pin COS here. Last Sunday her
father received n letter from her post?
marked "West Raleigh." stating that
she had been married.
The cause Of her strange conduct Is
thai her mind has become unbalanced.
Relatives are searching for her, but as
yet have not found her.
DEATH OF MRS. HARPER?MUR?
DERED HER LAI IE.
Dunn, N. C? Nov. 14.?.Mrs. Annie A.
Harper, aged SO, 0:ed at the home of
her son. Dr. Martin W. Harper In
Dunn. N. C, at 6:45 o'clock Saturday
night. Of paralysis. She was a devout
member of the Christian Church. The
burial tool: place Sunday afternoon at
the family burying ground, near Ben
tonBvllle, Johnston county.
Six children survive? Rov. J. j. Har?
per, of Smlthileid; Dr. M. \V. Harper,
Of Dunn; Dr. H, D. Harper, of Kin
ston; Mrs. B. W. Hatcher, of Liberty,
and .Mrs. J. W. Harbour, of -Bentons
vllie. ' ?
"We extend sympathy to the'bereaved;
Dr. Harper has the sympathy oC a host
of strong friends.
A CHILD MUR?BKKR.
A most cruel and unnatural murder,
near here, was unearthed yesterday by
the discovery of the body ot a child
drowned In an old well In the edge
of Cumberland county. It was found
to be the 2-year-old child of a negro
woman, living near town, by the name
of Melissa Clegg: Upon being arrested,
the henthen mother confessed that it
wa.< her child; that she carried it while
asleep and threw it in the well and
took a pole and held It under water
until drowned. She gave its her reason
that she could not take care of It and
wanted to get rid df it. The murderess
will be sent to Cumberland county jail
to await trial In that couny,
REV. DR. SHEARER SUFFERS A
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 11.?Rev. Dr.
j. B. Shearer, president of Davidson
College, Buffered a very painful acci?
dent Monday evening as he was about
to leave the caboose of the freiglU
train, which arrives in this city from
Davidson at 0:15 o'clock. The train
stopped on the West Trade street
crossing- and Dr. Shearer, with a
friend, decided to leave the cur and
wall; up to the station. Just as he
reached the rear platform the train
started forward with the usual- Jerk
and Dr. Shearer was thrown from the
platform to the ground, striking, llrst,
on bis head and the left side of his
face. .Ills head was pretty badly cut
and bruised, and the side of his face
was cut. His left hip, also, was slfght
He was taken to the residence of
Rev. Dr. J. R. Howerton, w here he re?
covered sufficiently to be able to walk
up stairs to.his room. A physician was
summoned and dressed his wounds.
Ills many friends will be glud tu know
that his injuries are not considered
TOWN TO LOSE ITS BEAUTIFUL
Wilson, N. C? Nov. 14.?Rev. Dr. T.
N. ivey returned yesterday from n
trip to Wilson. Dr. Ivey brought news
Of the fact that the beautiful elm trees
in Wilson are to be sacrificed for wuni
No town in the State has prettier
shade trees than Wilson, but the au?
thorities have decreed that they must
go, and yesterday the. axemen began
their wark of destruction. It has been
recently discovered that- the elms of
Wilson have what is known as hair
roots, which extend to great length un?
der the surface of the earth. The
roots have made their way into the
connections of the sewer pipes, practi?
cally destroying their olllclency. It was
found necessary to kill tho trees in or?
der to maintain the sewerage system.
The roots forced the joints out of po?
sition and clogged the pipes.
THE ELEGANT COUNTRY HOME
OF GOVERNOR RUSSELL.
Wilmington, N. c, Nov. 14.?Gover?
nor Russell will have a handsome
building, with all modern oonvenl
nhecs, ready for him in January, when
he gives up to ids successor the Gov?
ernor's mansion nt Raleigh.* Painters
mid tinners will get to work on the
bouse this week, and it can be finished
In time for the Governor to eat his
Thanksgiving dinner there if he should
so desire. Ii Is at Bpllvllle, his place
In the country, three miles from "\\*i 1 -
mlnglon, on the Faycttcvllle road. The
eosi of the building, it Is thought, will
l-e some six or eight thousand dollars.
Bach ot the rooms Is to be finished in
a different kind of hard wood, it is
heated by a furnace, and, in spite of Its
distance from the city. Is to htivo ah
up-to-date system of water works.
MR. BOND RECEIVES APPOINT
M 1CNT?PERSONAL NOTES;
rsi.Inl to Vlrgthlan-Pllol;)
Edenton, N. C., Nov. 14.?Miss Min?
nie White, of Norfolk, is visiting this,
her old home, accompanied by little
Theima Benler, who is the guest of her
-f&i 1 )? if.
Mr. D. O. Bond, of our town, was
notified by United states Fish Commis?
sioner yesterday of his appointment .as
clerk at the lish hatchery, located here.
Tho painters are al work on Mr. H. C.
Privates new- residence.
Miss Evn McCraw, who has been
nulte sick. Is now improving*
Mr. Win. Mond was out of town yes?
terday on business.
Miss ClaUde Woodard is visiting re?
latives in Norfolk.
Our peanut buyers are quite busy
Yam Spinners Fix Prices.
(By Telegraph to Vlrginlan^Pllot.f
Charlotte, N. C? Nov. 14.?A meeting
of the Southern Hosiery Varn Spinners'
Association was held here to-day, the
object being to :ix a schedule ot prices.
The committee on prices reported in
favor of the adoption of the Atlanta
schedule. The majority of the mem?
bers appeared to be In favor of higher
prices and a fight was precipitated.
The amended Atlanta schedule was
finally adopted as a minimum.
The price was therefore fixed at 17
cents for 10's, a rise of 14 cent-a num?
ber up to and including 22's". Above
22's a rise of % a cent a number.
DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA MODLIN
(Special to Yirglnlan-rHot.)
Elizabeth city. N. C, N?>v. 11.?After
a painful illness of several weeks,
which was borne with great Christian
patience. Mrs. Etiisn Modlln. aged ill
years, wife of Mr. Samuel Modlln, de?
parted ibis life at her home on North
Koa l street Tuesday.
Mrs. Modlln was a consistent mem?
ber of the Baptist Church, a kind
hearted Christian woman and greatly
beloved by all who knew her. She
leaves a husband, one brother and a
host of friends to mourn her loss.
The interment will be to-,lay at S
o'clock in Overman's Cemetery.
Rev. J. T. Ferebee will conduct the
I Mnir RENT?THE ? TWO MODERN
j I1 business buildings corner Water nnd
Main streets. Elizabeth city, N. (\, now
l occupied by Mom.- Weis l. Possession
glvon January ist. I901. Apply to JAO ?B
' bivV BROS., I'crtsniouth, Ya. selt-2m
Five Hundred Dollars Reward for
Hope Mills Train Wrecker.
Hi- 1? Ernatus Tart, n Young While Man.
Seventeen Years of Age?Uenlh >>r Kngl
neer McUowmi. of tin- Wrecked Train.
Fayettevllle, N. c. Nov. 13.?General
Manager J. R. Kenly, of the Atlantic
Coast Lino, who returned last evening
from the scene'of the'(earful wreck
which occurred at Hope Mills Satur?
day on the A. C. I... a full account of
which appeared in the Virginian-Pilot,
slated to your correspondent last night
that from what could be learned from
people in the vicinity of Hope Mills,
the crime of placing an obstruction up?
on the .track is laid at the door of
ErUStUS Tart, a yotitivT white man
utjout 17 years of age, who had been
working in one of the factories at
Hope Mills about two weeks. Two
hours after the terrible wreck had oc?
curred. Tart wont t<> his boarding
house and told ?coi;gc Lovett, with
whom he boarded, that he committed
the crime, and after I ho confession
left Immediately. Tan moved lb Hope
Mills from his h?rne neur Dunn.
The railroad authorities have offered
a reward of $500 for his capture and
evidence to convlot, and a full de?
scription of him has been Bent to tiie
sheriff.--, of all the counties. Mr. Kcn?
ly said that every possible effort will
be used to apprehend the fiendish ras?
cal. He also said that the authorities
were unable to tfsccrtaln the man's
motive tu wreck the train beyond ma?
ENGINEER MV.OWAN DEAD.
Engineer Frank McGowan, who was
sn badly hurt In the wreck, died of
his Injuries at 3 o'clock Sunday morn?
ing and his remains were scut to his
home at Florence. The mail clerk
Sale, and the colored fireman Booking
ton. who also received Injuries, are Im?
VoyaRC of Prcsidont Kr?zen
(By Telegraph to Virglntan-Fllot.l
Suez. Nov. it:?The Dutch cruiser
C.eMerhind. with ex-President Kruger
on hoard, has arrived here.
Mr. Kruger remains secluded in his
cabin, His health is good.
A deichte of the Marseilles recep?
tion committee boarded the Geldcrlund
here, but the eventual destination of
the warship will he unknown xiniil she
arrives at Port Said, where she will
Mr. Kruger received an ovation at
the German port of Dar-Es-Sal?am.
Who is crippled by accident or deformity
hardly understands the meaning of the
word "crippled" as compared with the
victim of rheumatism. He is not only
Lent nnd twisted, but also racked with
pain so cruel that
he envies the crip?
ple who stumps
along on a wooden
leg, whistling as
lie goes. Rheu?
matism id known
to-day as a blood
disease. It can only
be cured through the
icine, Dr. Picrcc's
Golden Medical Dis?
covery, cleanses the
blood of the acid
poisons which cause
the blood is cleansed
the rheumatism is
There is no alcohol
in "Gojdeu Medical
Discovery" and it is
absolutely free from
.opium, ccirninr, and
all other narcotics.
Mr. R. J. McKnitfht,
of Cades, M'illiaiusburg
County, S. C, writes!
"I had been troubled
with rheuraatlsni fir
twrive years, so bad
at limes 1 could not leave my lied. I was
badly crippled. Tried many doctor*. Hud two
of theai gave rue u;i to die. None of tli^n'
did me any good, The pains in my buck, hin?
and legs (and at times in my head), would
Dearly kill me. My appetite was eerv bad.
Bvcrybody who saw me sai l 1 must die. I
to.live bottles of 'Golden Medical Discovery,'
aud four via'.sof ' Pellets.' nnd to-day ray health
i-; good, lifter suffcrior; twelve yean with rhcu
The sluggish liver can be cured by
the use of Dr. Piercer's Pleasant Pellets.
DRY SLAB W?uO
Dry and Green Oik Wood.
Dry Pine Wood.
COAL OF ALL KINDS.
CHftS. E. SCOTT & CO..
200 LOVPiT AVKN'UK.
Old I'aano. SiU W?tt. raent* u?
MORE TROUBLE BETWEEN RIVAL I
<By TeleHraph to Vlrxlnlari-Pllot.)
Tampa, Flo., Nov. 14.?The trouble
between the rival labor organizations]
the Resistanela and the International
Cigar Makers' Unions, reached a crisis
Kach organization has made the de?
mand that the members of the rival
order bo locked out. and sonte of the
manufacturers have closed their facto-;
rles to prevent trouble.
Forces from both sides met : t the
factory of Y. Perida & Alverez and de?
clared that they would not. allow tho
other to work, if there bad to b<
shed. The factory was Immediately
closed by the management.
Demand was then made on all tho
factories of tho Cuban-American Corn
l any that they tutu tho International
men Into the street, an.I 100 men were
forced out of employment.
The conditions are .the mos; serious
The question of wtges docs not en?
ter Into the matter, it being simply a
fight between the International Vmer
Ican) and the Resistanela <>; mlsh)
for supremacy. The m'anul ? urcrs
ere being hampered seriously at the
busiest Season of the year.
It is expected that by to-morrow
there will be more than 2,000 people
out on account of the trouble.
it is kept clem with
The taint of decaying particles
of food i? ubsoiute poi&ou,
Week of ?!ov. 12.
Royal linking Powder, t)"e. size.ive.
Royal Raking Powder, 60c. stzo.10c.
3 lb. package Buckwheat .10c.
7 lb. package Virginia Buckwheat . J5c
Small Westphalia Hams .I&c.
1 gallon can Maple Syrup .75c.
Rest Baltimore Lard .Be,
Rest Mocha and .lava ColtCO .30c.
Rest Quality Tomatoes .*.8c,
Royal Scarlet Beans .15c,
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\ Beauty Bright.
The Electric Light is ,
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4-tube Radiator. 2.50
ortube Radiator. 3.S0
8-Tu be Radiator.. 5-00
6 hi. : .; Tubing.25c each
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For Ladies' Genuine Alligator Combi?
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