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our st?te solons
Our Lawmakers Dallying, and Will Do No
Serious Work Till Hext Week.
BLAND WILL FATHER ANOTHER BILL,
.; ^Tltis Olio in llio Interests of H>o
Oysternicn-Present Stale Ofllrors
Uciioinliintcd by Acclamation?
Clertt llttltuii Appoints His Asslst
auta-.S. W. Xlcmeyfr Ucts n E'luni
Richmond, Vn,, Dec. G.?(Special)?
The Legislature will not gel down to
solid worn before next week, lioth
.'?Houses had very brief sessions to-day?
;the Hbuse only ten minutes. Speaker
' Ryan la making up his committees, but
. Will not be ready to announce them be;
i.Iore Monday.' The committees in the
rSenate may be made up by Saturday.
? There will be little. !( any. Important
.?legislation before lite Christmas recess:
All the members of the House were
present to-day, except Mr. Cabell, of
' Richmond. Senator Green Is the only
; member of the upper body who has not
.l.'shown up. Delegates .Sounders and
Rlnelmrt were swoi n In to-day.
It Is a settled fact that the vexed
^oyster question will II go re conspicuous
:. Ii- In the proceedings of this session.
7 V?.13 oystormon have a bill making ma?
terial amendments 10 the existing law
S and Mr. Bland, of Portsmouth, will in?
troduce it In a few days. .Mr. Bland
has given a good deal of study b> this
(subject and is preparing himself lb
make a big fight for what he conceives
to bo the rights or the oyster people.
It }s understood that Mr. Ilathawuy,
5 of Lancaster, will be appointed to pro
g side over Ahe Coinmlttt.' on Chesa
I peako and Its Tributaries, to whom
g .will be referred all oyster bills.
* Among the bills Introduced were the
Senate: To incorporate the town 01
Clover, In Halifax county.
To Incorporate the town of MouU
Crawford, Rocklnghnni county.
To amend und re-enact Sections 015
and GIG of the Code of Virginia in refer*
I encc to proceedings against delinquent |
treasurers and their sureties, and the
liens of Judgments and esocntiotis I
against such treasurers and their sure- (
:,' ? 'I'd Incorporate the Alberlne Railroad|
. Company in Albcmarlc county.
i House: To amend the charter of the
Buckroo, Phoebus and Hampton Kail
To authorize the United States Gov?
ernment to acquire title and jurlsdlc-l
tton'-to a tract of land in the county of |
Norfolk on the Southern brauch.
In the Senate to-day Mr. Withers, of I
Danville, who Is still strongly In favor
of a constitutional convention, offered
a resolution directing the Auditor of
Public Accounts to secure from every j
county Treasurer a statement as to the
. total revenue for county purposes, how
: derived and how expended during the
fiscal year ending September .'10. 1805.
rhe're was sonic objection to this, but
Mr, "Withers made a speech, In which
'f< lie said It would cost the Common
? -wealth but Utile money to gather this I
information, and no harm could re
?3 suit from It. His resolution was adopt
' Senator Hay offered a bill, which, if
passed, will, ho thinks, not only reduce
j;; criminal expense, but will remove the
,Realise of complaint for the law's delay.
if-Hls measure provides that when a per
son is convicted In u county court and
'i: Wishes to appeal It shall be direct to
1 i the Supreme Court of Appeals. In oilier
wol-rls, it lakes from the Circuit Court
Jl Jurisdiction In such cases. Mr. Hay has
B given a good deal of study to this mat
.. ter and he is firmly convinced of the
need of such a law.
? ? ?
if; . Senator Sands presented a petition
.^rolh the Richmond Grays' Veteran As
;;- Bociation, asking Hint they be given the
: custody and care of the bust of Oencral
? William Mahone, which Is now stored
SPpn the attic at tije Capitol. The paper
W Btates that the bust deserves a place III
. ilie State Library, and that the commlt
: Kc was informed that the reason it was
2 not-placed there was becauso it was not
S in a prestyitnble conditon. The assocla
\ %lon promises to put it in good shape
? and to tenderly can- for and guard it.
[ In the House Delegate Gregory pre?
is sentcd notice of contest in the case of
/ ?White (Dem.) vs. Woods (Pop.), from
?'-.?, * * *
The Senate has confirm. 1 the nomina?
tion of S. S. Wllkins, ..f Northampton;
?V ?nd R. T. KW, of ?'.??? Kent, to be.
Superintendents of Scheda.
? ? ??
Delegate Parker, of Southampton, in?
troduced two bills, one to r<. ? ? ???
. political disabilities of James L. Bishop
. and the other to amend the act all. w in -
Boards of Supervisors to levy a tax oh
? ? ?
The Democratic, caucus to-nipht r.->
nomlnated by aoclnmatlon every ..v.- of
the present Stnte oftlccrs whose terms
expire on January 1st next. An effort
was made to have the nomination of
Superlntendet of the Peltentiary post?
poned, but It failed.
? ? *
Clerk Button, or4ho Senate, appoint?
ed the following assistants to-dny:
Arthur Sheetz. of Lmidoun; Hudson
Martin, of Puiaskl; W. R. Mason, or
Frerterlcksburg; 8. W. Nlemeyer; of
Portsmouth: Charles P. Deane. of Not
<3 toway; B. W. Bean, of Rockingham:
. G. L. Dougherty, and R. R. Witt, of
? . ? ?
The Demci?ro.tlc opp^ttlon held a
caucus this evening and elected Mr.
Flanagan chairman and Mr. Coles sec?
retary. In view of the fact that the
U Governor in his message took ground
?? in favor of the Walton law, the caucus
fielded that thr-anti-Democrats should
? talre the initiative In seeking to secure
; ? n?w law- Another conference will be
Held to-morrow night.
? ? ?
Senator WIckham (Dem.) will Intro
" 1 .1a lLnl ro?" taking radical changes
? In the Walton law.
- ? ^vtrnor O'Porrall's recommendation
, as to the pn-slng of laws to break tin
, lynching seern to ire-t with general np
5 proval here. A number of Judges who
w?p interviewed, said thov were Ir.
-.. favor of what the Governor suggests
. or somethlns: else l0 inr.nre speedier
K trials in w w of felony. Rev. Dr. A. E.
?^ISii-JL801; 5f?rU'y "Pi roves of the sug?
gestion of His Excellency.
IA. Koplan, the Seventeenth street
t tnercr.aut. wh* was arrested yesterday
on the charge ot having In his posses?
sion goons stolen from the Hotel JetTer
son, hml a hearing In the Police Court
to-.lay. f nd Justice Crutchfleld sen
tciued him to eight months In Jail and
required security In the sunt of $300 for
his good behavior for twelve months.
The case was appealed to the Hustings
Rev. Dr. Paul WhlteheaOL, publishes
In the State to-day a card of over two
columns In length In which ho de?
fends the side of the prosecution lit
the case of Rev. Dr. George W. Carter.
He says they have been wrongly criti?
cised for simply doing their duty.
The Court of Appeals did not decide
the Lunettburg cases to-day except us
to Mary Haines, who Is In the. peniten?
tiary. On motion "f her counsel the
writ of error was dlsmlssou.
Prospective Contract font New Slcnm?
er?Oilier Work In View.
Newport News. Va,, Dec. 5.?(Spe?
cial)?Among other prospects for new
work at the ship-yard Is that of a new
boat for set vice in Florida waters; a
deputation from the company Intctest
ed recently having visited tlic yard for
purposes of Inspection and Investiga?
tion. They were much pleased with
the plant and its capacity for turning
A con'trncl has boon given for a pilot
boat similar to the John II. Ks till,
which was built here lust year.
Superluti ndeiit Smith I? still in Wash?
Work on the Plant liner Is progress?
ing nie ly.
There are several sailing vessels at
the piers at the yard vmitlng their
turns t" g< t in the dock for repairs.
The Ne\V York Is nearly completed
and expi ts to null about Sunauy.
Itlshop Randolph will visit St. Paul s
parish Sunday morning and hold the
coullrma'tlon class after the morning
service. In the afternoon he will con
flrm a class at the colored mission on
.Mrs. Mlley, of Norfolk, held a special
meeting this afternoon for the \V. C. T.
I!. A large crowd was pre s: nt and Irii
porlant business was transacted.
Mr. Allen Jones, of the Citizens' and
Marine Hunk, left this morning ror th<
Mrs. and Miss E. H. Dunham? of Mon?
treal, Can., are the guests* of Mrs. H. Ii.
Parker, on Twenty-seventh street.
Miss I.tutra Moony leaves Saturday
for her homo. In Greensboro, Md., after
a visit to Mrs. C. Sat tot Held.
Much Interest Is centered In the mnr
rlage of Miss Elizabeth Frances Tay?
lor and Mr. Hernden. which will be
consummated at- her home, Disney on
the Heads, next Wednesday afternoon
at -l o'clock.
Several of the Newport News Insur?
ance men will nltend the special meet?
ing of the State agents, wlil-h meets
at the Exchange Hotel, In Richmond,
The steamship Oregon, Creamer mas?
ter, arrived to-day from Liverpool, with
Mr. Calnly, a mechanic at the ship?
yard, left last week for his home, in
Baltimore, on account of the Illness
of his daughter.- To-day a telegram
was received announcing her death.
Arrangements are being made for a
big meeting at the Rapt 1st Church next
Sunday afternoon at 4 ^o'clock. Rev.
George W. Wray will deliver the ad?
dress. A special musical programme Is
being arranged, Including solos, duets
and choruses. This will be a public
meeting, ladles nnd<rnt-n both being in?
vited. A collection' will be taken up
for the International committee.
nnblCN Horn In Hie Wliltc Hoimc
(Demorest Family Magazine.)
Little Esther Cleveland Is the sixth
child born In tin- white house. The
lives of the llrst four who began exis?
tence there have been marked by most
?trying vicissitudes. The 11 rat child Is
Mrs. Wllcox, a gray haired lady of 6S,
who Is now n olerk In the treasury de?
partment: she ts a daughter of Mrs.
Andrew Jackson Dbnaldson. a nlo?e'
of President Jackson, who during the
first years of his presidency presided
over the white house. A brother anil
sister of Mrs. Wllcox, also born In the
white house, died In Infancy. The
fourth white-house baby was Richard
Tyler Jones, a. grandson of President
Tyler, who died recently in Washing?
ton In poverty: and the fifth was Col.
Fred Grant's daughter, Julia. Dent
Grant, a lovely girl, whose lite hadi
been most happy and for whom the
future holds brilliant promise.
Heart Disease Kills
Suddenly; but never w I tbout warning sy nip
torus, such as Faint, Weak or Hungry Spells,
Irregular or Intermittent Pulse. Fluttering
or Palpitation of the Heart. Choking Sensa?
tions, Shortness of Breath, Swelling of Foot
and Ankles, otc.
Dr. Miles? Heart Cure,
Cures Heart Disease.
Mr. Oco. I,. Smith, of the Geo. L. Smith
Mantel Co., Ixuiisvlllc. Ky., writes Feb. 2C.
1S04: "For about a year I was a terrible suf?
ferer from heart trouble, which pot so bail
I was obliged to sit up in bed to get ray
breath. 1 had to abandon business and
could hardly crawl around. My frlond. Mr.
Julius C. Vo?ht, one of our leading pharma?
cists, asked me to try I>r. Miles' Hoart Cure.
1 had used Ilttlu rnoro than a bottle wheu
the pain ceased and palpitations entirely
disappeared. I have not had the slightest
trouble since, and today I am attending to
business as regularly ns ever."
Sold by druggists everywhere. Hook on
Flcart and Nerves sent free. Address Dr.
Miles Medical Co , Elkhart, Ind.
Dr. Miles' Remedies Restore Health.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's proscription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance* It is a- harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, 8001111115 Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' uso by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria ?s the Children's Panacea
?the Mother's Friend,
??CaxtorliitsMj wisll adapted to children tint
I recommend It as superior to any proscription
known to inc." 11. A. AllCttCii, M. D.,
ill So. Oxford. St., llrooklyii, N. Y.
"Tlio uso of 'Cnstorta' Is so universal and
Its met Its ho well known (lint It Secius a work
uf supererogation to endorse it. Few uro tho
Intelligent families who do not keep Castoria
within easy reach."
CiM.03 Maiitvn, I). 1).,
Now York City.
Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Pour Stomach, Dlarrha-a, Eructation,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotC3 dt
Without injurious medication.
"For several years I linvo recommended
'Castoria,' nud Bbcdl always contiuno to do
ro, us It hn's luvarlably iiroducetl beneficial
Edwin F. Pardee, M, !>.,
125th Street and ?tu Avo., New York City.
The Centai-u Company, 77 Murray Street, New *? ouk City.
Pabst Milwaukee Beer.
ik BETTZ'S RLE BP PORTER ? ?*
ire I'c. r brswed t .-ii\r
UoltlPlI f0f <t ultat
vJ. EI. RULr ORD. Sole Agent.
Hi bncclnl Dsllvnrr for I'rivutu l-'vuilllo*
M Gfiioa Departments!
Arc stocked with goods and filled with
ou coiners who urc delighted with the
stocks and pUased with the prices.
OUR VARIETY OB*
Cloaks and Gapes!
was small la3t week for the large Ihnes
we usually carry, hut we have received
fresh supplies by steamer nnd express,
and our stock now Is the largest, finest
und cheapest wo have ever had.
I 111! Hl
Koe. 98 aatl rear of 92, 94.
96, 98, 100 aatl 102
For Over Fifty Years
lias been used for children ".vtilo tsethlng.
It soothes tri? ''Ulld. sotiou.i ".Jo ?juins, al?
lays all t<aln, caret: wind COi'J, rtgulutes
the Stomach and bowels, and Is the best
remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-flye cents
a bottle. Sold by all druggists throughout
TSC?? 3 ttSSR
Sale Will Begin Monday, Dec. 21, for This Week Only.
100 French Felt Hats, Black and Colors, all shapes and Hats,
SALE PRICE, 50c. EACH.
100 Felt Hats, Black and Colors, all shapes and flats,
SALE PRICE, 25c. EACH.
100 Bunches Velvet Roses, All Colors, Three in a Bunch,
SALE PRICE, 15c. BUNCH.
100 Bunchess Violet Bouquets,' Seventeen in a Bunch,
SALE PRICE, 5c BUNCH.
100 Birds, AVings, Aigrettes and Coque Feathers,
SALE PRICE, 10c. EACH.
04 Main "Street, Norfolk, Va
i ? 1 H U i\ li a a to A D i! 3
224: Ol^n MARKET SOUAiCji,
Just Received?A lame line of
Vilich will be sold at remarkably low prices. Come and look at
our largo line ol* F?MCY-B?CKEHB, in Plush and
Leather Seat* They are beauties,
Our .Stock of CLamta Suits Is tmi tense.
Always on hand, a line of Wardrobes Book Cases iloiler
Top Desks, Sideboards. Hal] Racks, Parlor Suits, it will ay you
to give uS a call bet?re you purchase, as there is no troubTe to
show vou tttrough' our stock;
SS^MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
A Ton of Cure!
Manypeople are susceptible to draughts,
cold winds and sudden changes of tem?
perature. They need more clothing and
better protection to resist coughs, colds,
bronchitis, pneumonia and chest and
! lung troubles generally. There's warmth
and protection In
For Ladies and Gents.'
They are light, comfortable and dura?
ble. They keep out the cold, retain the
heat In the body, protect the lungs,prc
serve the health,prevent diu&Klsts' bills.
You should think NOW of preparing
yourself. Don't wait until you have u
cold. It may lead to bronchitis or pneu?
monia. For comfort and security, for du?
rability and quality, for elegance and
llnlsh, superior to any In llie world.
-ARE SOLD E3 V
JOHN I BURROW,
11EAD OF MARKUI SQUARE; and
? Hill Street.
Goods delivered to all parts of the
city, Brumblelon, Atlantic City, etc.,
etc. Also In Portsmouth and Berkley.
I * Lafferty's \
i Complete Flour." \
\ The Color is a bril- t
f5 Want white. Nutty 4
It has NO woody fiber, bran, ^
in it. It makes beautiful bread. Q
I A It is very rich, near 300 times A
v the best flour in the elements V
1 9 that nourish the BRAIN, the 9
A DIGESTIVE FLUIDS, the a
\ TEETH and BONES. Consti- \
y tion, brain fatigue, indigestion, y
?Irritable stomach and dyspep- A
sia, caused by underfed and \
starved organisms, are cured 9
by the simple and sensiblble A
. process of supplying the needed \
0 nourishmont to BRAIN,NERVE, Q
A BILE, BONt. The healthy A
\ ought to use it to escape these \
V diseases, it has been tested by y
A official analysis and by use. A
\ We liftve heaps on heaps ot lot- \
(t u-.ra certifying Its merits. The ?
\ THKOKV is uuttuined by netuul \
a ..9. A lot <>f "Complete Ploui" a
\ ;.???!..?. milled on rcipiest. "
a "Compble Flour" Is r.old In bags
\ nod bai Is. Ask your grocer fur
a a trial ag, $1
. Iji. :' (Inlre, Richmond, .
A Vs.; so *'. "Us value would bv Q
\ HARD TO: OVERESTIMATE." \
6 - $
\ Tor ?nto ?>v \
y Taylor.' ' ? ? vcioiu, Vn. f
. j.-tr. iir . .-.-??.. Vn. j
.i.?in i?j . -tuii.. vw. 9
$ t\ \v. riiidtf'i'u* .w < n'.V Poris. ^
a nioitilt. t> it. A
y Mnttnlierly A.'.nufiliittnli.PartN. y
a i.HMttb; V.l. i
y The W hiilio and Sjdnor ?'o.. y
^ i;d i.itimitl, Vn. q
t -^fc, "<tfc.<5k, 1*
Norfolk Iron Works,
?LO. VV. iiUVAL ?i CO.,
No. l? W.ib? Street, Norfolk, Va,
bSNGIN ..S. ROLLERS, SAWMILL ami
nil kinds Of in:.' hllieiy of II- ntiat llii
piovt.i ) Ait' i -p?. .'. .o i?|i.illln? at the
hbviitui i ..tii-.. i . il litil .. ? .. . ?.
ii> stiiinii.iHt work I'UV aly'Jt PATf-INT
UOll.Ki: iir.: FEitm i.iiiH ??? ?. ??
umy pel l>i i , i'd) Iciky Im'IU.i lilbc?
T :- * cao , h-m ? . m a |m mlnut.x bj
nn' engimar, n. I . warranted >?? ...
ha l s.
. i Sum* ~L. .
Si.2/5 I c! vCi I iLCS
C NLY '! I NET CA5.H.
OLD tCSIlHUH mil .CO.,
COMIIKIU .STATION l. i; s
AUCTION SALES-FUTURE DAY.
"TRUSTEE'S SALE OP BERKLEY
By virtue of tho provisions contained In
a certain deed of trust, dated January 7.
im. executed to me by A. B. Kearney und
wife, and at the request of the creditor
therein secured, I shall offer for sale at
public auction, at the courthouse of Nor?
folk county, in the city of Portsmouth.
Va". on TH-ESDAy' W?* "Jay of De?
cember. 1S3?, ut 12 o'elook m., tho fol?
lowing property, to-wit:
rAi;k T,HAT CERTAIN LOT OF
LAND, with the improvements, situate
on the west side of A street, on plan of
Montclant, suld lot huvinir a 'fron? sir? or
4t) feet on said A street and extends back;
of that width, in longih or aepm, aooUt su
feet. The Improvements consist of a
double frame tenement building wltu tliree
rooms in each end. This property will
be sold subject to a trust held by the trus?
tee of the International Building Asso?
ciation of Washington, B. C.
i L. M. SILVESTER,
By Wm. M. 11.-innull, Auctioneer.
By virtue of a decree entered on the
29th day of November, 1R95. in the Court
of Law and Chnticcrji for the city of Nor?
folk, in a certain Butt therein now de?
pending, under the style of Fanny Guy,
el als., vs. Buttle Gray, infant, et als.,
the undersigned Special Commissioner
will offer for sale at the Real Estate Ex?
change, in the city of Norfolk, on tho
12th day of December, 1S?3, at 12 o'clock,
m., the following property? To-wlt:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OF LAND,
with Improvements thereon, situate and
being on the lvtst side of Magazine lane,
fronting thereon 25 feet and running back
between parallel line toward cjranby
street extended one hundred and ten feet.
W, B. BARTON.
WM. M. HANNAH,
I hereby certify that the bond required
by the above mentioned decree has beun
executed. JUNIL'S A. COLEMAN.
^ Deputy Clerk.
J RUSTEE'S SALE.
By virtue of an assignment dated No?
vember 34, 1895, from Bella Hoflllu to
me, I have taken charge of the property
therein conveyed, at No. 1C2 Main street,
Norfolk, Vail and the books of account of
said Hella Hofllln. I shall continue to
sell the goods In said store at retail until
further notice. All persons Indebted to
said Hella "Hofllln will make payment
to me, or to Mr. L. Lochman, at said
store. All creditors of suld neha Hof?
llln will file their claims with me, duly
1 SWOrn to within the next ninety days.
FINE LOTS FDR SALE
PRICE FROM ilOO TO $700 EACH.
TERMS?One-third ct.sh: balance In 1
and 2 years, with C per cent, interest.
H. L. PAGE & CO.,
! Sole Agents, No. 10 Bonk ut,
TITLE PERFECT. NORFOLK, VA.
WHEREAS. IT IS DEEMED EXI'E
M dient und for the best Inurcsts ot 'hu
citv of Norfolk and the public In general
that Moseley street should be graded,
curbed and guttered with wcod and shells
ftom Chapel street east to the bridge at
the western end of lllsliand avenue,
Be It resolved by the Common and Se?
lect Councils of tin' city of Norfolk, a ma
joritv of all members elected to each
First?That it Is expedient that Moscly
rine: from Chattel street east, to the
bridge at the western end of Highland
hvenue be graded; curbed und guttered
with vwuid hikI shells according to the
plan und estlmltte of tho City ICiiglnoei
Second?That the work of grading,
curbing and guttering With wooil and
sheila, the said Mssoly street bo tinder
the supervision of the l'.oaid of Street,
Sewer and Drain Commissioners.
Third?Th it one-half of the cost;: of the.
said work be asseHAed against the owners
of real estate abutting on the said street
from Chapl street e:ist. to the bridge ut
the western end of Highland avenue, ac?
cording to lite i tinning fo>.t. that Is in say
thai tho owners of real estate a hut tins on
the north side of the said strict from
Chapel street east, to tho bridge at the
western end of Highs ltd avenue, shall be
aksessetl with on-i-qunrter of the easts of
the wm!( according to the running foot,
and the owners of real estate Oil the south
Side of the said street from Chapel street
east, to tho bridge at the western end of
Highland avenue shall he assessed with
one-quarlor of the costs of the said work
according to the running foot, mal Iii?
remainder, one-hull' Of the expense of ihn
saiil welk, Shall be paid out of the Pub?
Fourth?Th.it public nclico of these res?
olutions be given by publishing ilia muhi
In two or inn?'.- newspapers published in
the city of Norfolk for a period of iwen*
'Adopted by the Common Council No?
vember Sib. iS9."??12 ?>?<:?. ? nays.
JOHN I.. HOPER,
President Common Council.
Adopted by the Select Council Novem?
ber 12th. Ii55-n av rs. - nay*
JAMES L. WINSTON,
President Select Council.
W. W. HUNTER, >'ity Treasurer.
Fine Gems In
I invite Hie attention ot Norfolk
buyers to one of iho. lincfl stocks of
FI.N'JliR RINGS ever shown In ouo
l-ta--.iMs, IJtih-.:!-, 5npp'i!rcs, (>,. d*
r.ml Pearls, la combination with If s?
ronmls, in the ltu>*t eti.uitc, lieaiilllul
nii.l < .riglnal d< ens, and m?de by lite,
ro that all in Id llcinen't pi-. 'Vis are
clii' li-d. You buyditci l from the
' maiiiiitict'iiier. .
Prlct'4 v. .'.1 shrprlscJyoM and a lelc
prahl wilt bi iii; at a selection pack,
ojie ? n Memorandum la liass Uiau 34
JAG. R. ARMIOHR,
31 l-.ast BaUii'ncrc -t,