W H Goodall prefers charges April 1, 1896
PEYTON'S TRIAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL'S CASE CONTINUED Three Ont of Four Serious Charges Dismissed. The Grievance Committee of the School Board, presided over by Mr. Atkinson, met last evening to hear the charges against W". T. Peyton, principal of the colored school at Jackson. And Breckln- Breckln- ridge streets, preferred by William H. Goodall, who waa formerly connected with the colored school at Sixteenth and Magazine streets and who waa recently discharged on account of the falling oft In attendance of pupils. There were four charges in all the first. being that Peyton Peyton bad attempted to bribe Dr. J. C. Hood, who was once a member of the School Board; second and third, that Peyton had become too intimate in his relations with two of the teachers, and. fourth, that he had given money to W. H. Goodall the plaintiff in the proceedings, proceedings, to thrash one James Alcorn, alias "John the Tumbler," for circulating immoral immoral reports about the defendant. The Investigation waa held in private. Peyton was represented by Attorneys Lytle Buchanan and Zach Phelps; Mr. Burton Vance appeared for Goodall, and the committee was represented by the ' board s attorney. Mr. Randolph Blaln. The first three charges were dismissed.-for dismissed.-for dismissed.-for lack of evidence, and when the fourth waa taken under consideration consideration It was found that Goodall had but one witness, while Peyton had quite a number, so the Investigation was continued until next Friday night. Peyton stoutly denies being guilty of any of the charges, and declares they were trumped up against him by certain certain enemies. There was to have been a meeting of the board last evening for the purpose of discussing what plan should be accepted accepted for the new school building on Lucia avenue. Mr. Newklrk was especially especially anxious for the meeting to be held, saying that he was anxious to push the matter in order to have the building ready for occupancy by- by- September September 1. Mr. Atkinson was opposed to the meeting on account of the Investigation, Investigation, and it was postponed till the regular meeting Monday night.