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Washington, ,D. C, Dec. 3L
Forecast for Sunduy:
For Virginia: Generally lair; preced?
ed by rain .turning into Bnow on the
coast; colder; the unseasonably cold
weather will continue till Tuesday;
For North Carolina: Rain, turning
into snow In western portions and
clearing; cold wave; westerly gales.
Fair, with a cold wave; fresh south?
west >wlnds, becoming northwest and
Sun rises 7:18 a. in.; sets D:00 p. ra.
Norfolk: High water 11:41 a. m., 12:00
p. m.: low water 5:31 a. m., G:10 p. .m.
Old Point: High water 11:23 a. m.,.
11:39. p. m.; low water 5:13 a. m., 5:41)
p. m. _
EVANS?Saturday, December 31st, 183S,
at 12 o'clock M., CHARLES A. EVANS,
aged 40 years.
The funerul will take place from the
residence of his brother. Frank P. Eva us.
No.'12? Wood street, THIS (Sunday) Al- -
TERNOON at 3 o'clock. Friends uf the
family are Invited to attend.
FERGUSON.?Bntc red into rest sud?
denly Saturday morning. December 31st,
1888j WILLIAM KING FERGUSON, aged
Ttic funeral will take place THIS (Sun?
day) ? AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock from Col
lev Mvincrlal Presbyterian Church.
Friends and acquaintances respectfully
Invited to attend without further notice.
Monuments and Gravestones.
TIfc selection of a suitable
memorial in marble or uran
Hc can ho readily made from
our stock, for wo carry tho
large.ii assortment uf ilntslv
fed deslgni in the South.
THE COUPER MARBLE WORKS
(EMnbUolieil .10 Years.)
.toa nan . Ht', >torr?lM, Vn.
CADEiYlY OF ilUSlC.
PEER or ROMANTIC ACTORS.
x N I?
If you are not a
you need uot
Inquire lulo tho
merits of this
If you are, Us
record will tell
you that no
actor can pre?
sent one pluy
over four thou?
sand times or
for fifteen yearsj
UOlns" 1 her? lu
to its presenta?
sands have relief
the book, thou
sands have seen'
tho play and
yet to see this
Has been pre?
sented In the
of the United
Rret Harte pro
hook the groat
eat of all novel:
The press ana
public have pro
piny the great?
est of all stag)
it requires a
large and capn
bio company a*
well as a corps
of stage carpi n
men to give till
tion in a muii
ner that has
during its long
lear>e of life.
Ton have a treu
!n store If you
have not wlt
minice as the
Count of Mont
Best of Romantic Plays,
Tour directed by WM. F. CONNOR,
Prices?Matlin e, 25c., GOc. and 75c Night
260., Ejte., 75c. and $1.00. 1'
Norfolk, Va , January 1st, 1890,
Tho business of JAMES POWER .
CO. Is discontinued from this date, and
Mr. M, i. i AiSliiN, who has been coi
ductltiK ilie san . is authorised to sen!
Che aflalr. of th<?"' hur in AH Cash
lu will i.o: unue in business Tor n
nnd in bis i wn I...me, and we coinr.i, pi
him highly to those, with whom w< havi
JAMES POWER & CO.,
< By WALKE & OLD.
? Norfolk. Va., January 1st, 1899.
After having been connected with the
business of James Power & Co. for the
past twenty-ytMi-s, t will continue busi?
ness from tr|fs date In my awn name a?
successor of .James Power & Co., a-t th
same olace, um Rowland's wharf Nor:
\ M. T. CA SHIN,
Successor of James Power & Co.
Dissolution and Copanneissiip.
January 1, 18D9.
Tho firm of D. HT. TODD, Jr. & CO. Is
this day dissolved' by mutual consent,
OaptaJn D. W. Todd retiring from th ?
The busirtcfss willi. bo continued at the
came jdaoo u.rider th\? nrm name of GILL,
TOCDT> & CO., who uro authorized to col?
lect ail outstanding 'accounts, and for
wOvom we solicit the patronage of our
We take th!a opportunity to thank the
publlo for their long ?nd liberal patron?
. liilJitW?lli.tV A w- TODD,
I LliiSKIfl:!! JAMES G. GILL
TO THE PUBLIC.
In retiring from tho business with
which my name has been connected so
many years. I desire to tbanVumy friends
and the public, generally for tho liberal
patronage bestowed upon th* old '.Irin
on.i tiespenk for the partnership just es?
tablished tho continuance of\tliA^ame
Norfolk, Va., January 1, is?9.
Hav'ng bought out tho hualness: ?f D.
W. Todd, Jr. & Co.. o copartnership ja
this day formed under the name of
GILL TODD & CO., ,'
for tho purposo cf conducting the TobaWo
business in all its branches.
JAMES G?. QTLL,
JAMES Cr. TOUD,
J:.l-et J. 11. SCHLEGEL.
BLACK HAWK . TRIBE No. 67 JM
' PROVED ORDER 7 HDD MEN.?
Brothers: You are. notified that tho
Trlteo will hold Its first meeting In Its
new lodge-room, in Odd-Fellows' Hall,
Church street, on MONDAY EVENING.
January 2d. at 7:30 ?"clock, on which oc?
casion tho Chiefs will he Installed, and
an oyster supper nnd banquet served.
Bvery member is most cordially request?
ed to bo present.
13v urdcr of tho Tribe,
Jal-lt IRA T. HOLT. O. of R.
AMEETING" OF UNION MBirTING
COM'MITTEB OF RAILROAD OR
uaA'IUA'i'ION wdl he held ut 3 o'clock
THIS" (Sunday) AFTERNOON at In?
grain's Hail, Brambleton. Business of
importance. All members nro requested
tt? bt> present, as a full meeting is de?
sired J. 13.
?i'renmbl? ami l!inolml<iti?of tliniiU?.
The undersigned committee realizo with
a full recognition that It :s.not within, the
uowei o? a lew men to succeed In. uny
ittemut to surround their efforts wltn
iuocess, entirely Independent of all oth?
ers, as each twig ot the most ? mantle
oak is dependent upon some other twig
or branch; though tue main body of the
tree be suflictent In strength to susta.n
many more thousands of twigs ur branch?
's; therefore In the efforts of the raan
mciuvnt of tho Ura'nd Union Meeting
iielii November iSth and 30th. 169S, under
tho uUBUiecs of the LI. of B. K.. B. of L
P., v. - Ii. O. unu 11. II. T.i of Norfolk,
Portsmouth and vicinity, would have
been deprived of much of the pleasure
enjoyed by the participants comprised: In
the above orders and brothel hood; there?
fore be. It
Resolved, 1. That 11. ot L. E..B. of L. P.,
O. R. C, Li. R. T. join In one granU praise
mil thanks to the inuliage-nient of the
N. Y , P. & X . V, It. ev B. It. lt., N.
& W. H'y: also to the management of
the S>-uth.-rn. Adams, and Untti d States
t-.xprtss Companies, In their successful cf
torts of their companies in adding to the
grandure, as well as to the pleasure and
success of the aforesaid Union Meeting
or Railroad Operatives of the transporta?
tion companies of this section, beta upon
the .it result! dates.
Itesolved, L', That our meeting would
have boon somewhat mono tonous.from ths
fact that icmj much business often sutf
dues vitality and bhjergy, and bad It not
been for tho magnanimity and generosity
,?t your companies there would have been
no relief to the eye or to Ihft liner senatt
i) lilies of ih.se who attended upon the
exercises of the. o.caslon.
Resolved, 3, That the management
and rank and file, as It were,
?-f the several lodges, &c, can
lind no language. to fully express
their gratitude for the kind consideration
shown them at the hands of tho said
N. V., I*. & P.; K? V. P., & S. R. R.
? ad X. W. R. R.; Adams, .Southern and
United BtitteS Express Companies Re?
united States Express Companies.
itesolved, i. That the it. or u l-:., B. of
I.. V , O. R. C. and B. It. T. will ever
remember the occasion -of November 29
30, l&BS, .Mid coiiplo every success and
j.ha.se of e'ujoyun 111 with the courtesies
Of th? friendship of our ahovo friends;
iiid be It further resolved that we rap!
no ie--s appreciation to th so who con?
tributed in other way?, and that our
lintllKtal Success was largely due 10 the
gelierpsjty of our contributors; and we
further resolvtf that, collectively and In
l vldually, the members of cur beloved
orders recognize the true value of our
; i lends upon the occasion so much' en?
joyed by all whose fcood fortune It was
i bu present; L. ELLISON cirm'n.
K. D. wniTBlIORN.
J. E. HENLEY;
If N THE CLKRK'9 OFFICE ?P THE
Court of Law and Chancery of the
,? ty of Norfolk, Virginia, on tho 17th duy
of December, 1898. In vacation.
A. P. Warrington, administrator "f the
estate of John Xcely, dcio.'. A'd, an. as
such trustee, under a certain deed e."
trust f r - in MlchaclaGleniinn and Mary
K. ? Ion linn, his Wife, to tho said John
Neely,' deceased, dated the 1st dav of
October, A. !>., IS97, nnd of record In
the Clerk's ollicc ot the Corporation
Court of tho city of Norfolk. Vir?
ginia . Plaintirr
.Michael Olcnnan ot al.Defendants
The object of this suit Is that a certain
lead of trust from Michael Clcnnan and
Mary K. Qlcnnnn, his wife, to John Nee?
ly, trustee, dated the 1st ot October. 1S.'?7,
and of record In the Clerk's oftlco of tho
lorporatlon Court of the city of Norfolk,
hay be construed and tho rights of the
various part es thereunder may Ge deter?
mined hy the. court; and that an account
ay be taken of all debts secured In said
leed Of trust and the ortb r of their r#
ipectlve' priorities; that the plaintiff in
i !i!s suit may dispose of the property con
oyed in sii d deed, and -yet undisposed
if. under the order'and direction of the
An affidavit having been made that
'here may be persons interested In the
?deject to be divided or disposed of In
\'.s cause, who arc unknown, and whoso
.mo s are unknown, and It further ap
.earing that the bill states that there are
r may be persons interested In the sub
pet to be divided or disposed of in tills
mit, whose names are unknown, nnd
nakes su a persons defendants by a gen?
ial description of parties unknown, it Is
irdered that such unknown persons In
erestcd in the subject to be divided or
1 gp Bed of in this cause appear within
n.,,-n .in-.- .ififr. iinn p"1''|.-ininn iiornnf
ind tlo what may be necessary to protect
heir interest, and that this he published
nice a week for four .successive weeks In
he V.lrglnlan-PllOt, a newspaper puhjlsh
Ml In the city pf Norfolkk, Vn.. and a
opy of the same he posted by the Clerk
it the front door of tho Court House, as
required by law.
JUNIUS A. COLEMAN, d. C.
A. r. skldner p. 0 del9-faw-4w
Norfolk City Water Works.
January 1st, 1S59.
Water Ronts for tho quarter ending
MARCH 31st, 1RS1?, are now duo. If not
paid en or before the 15th '.nst. a penalty
if 10 per cent, will bo added.
Water takers will find loss lneon
.on'.anoe In getting their receipt by coni?
ng early In tho month.
J. THOMAS PRELLE.
Norfolk. Va., Jan. 1st, 1?99.
Seml-Annual Licenses on Carts, Drays,
W.igons. Hacks, &c, expired December
Hist. ]?9S, and the same are required by
ordinance, to bei renewed promptly.
JAMES P. Ii IM d,
Jal-lw City Collector.
OSP.ORND & CrRONER, Attorneys at
Law, announce their removal from the
Lowenber'g Building to Rooms Xo. SU and I
,l;t CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
NOT*ICE OF PARTNERSHIP.
Norfolk, Va., January 1st, 1S99.
Notice is hereby given' that the co- :
partnership Of (JaRNETT & GARNETT, i
Attorneys-at-law, has been formed for
the practice of law in the- Ststo and Fed?
eral Courts In Virginia; Oft'.ces Noi. 224
and 22i Citizens' Bank Building.
THEODORE S. GARNETT,
THEODORE S. GARNETT. Jr.
^"Inrc?UI'OXS DUR JANUARY 1ST,
1 IS99. on tho NORFOLK STREET
RAILROAD COMPANY'S BONDS will bo
bald on and after that dale upon presen?
tation to tho Citizens' Bank of Norfolk,
Va., or to ihe Mercantile Trust and De?
posit Company, of Baltimore, Md. VVAL
TER H. DOVLK, Treasurer Norfolk
Street Railroad Company._ deSO-lw
I have qualified as tho .idm'nlstrator of
my late hrother. Henry Walke, q'he bus?
iness will continue to be conducted under
his name until further notlcrf.
Administrator of Henry Walko, deceased,
December 23d, 1S9S, ' .Ue23-l?t
Mr. William K. Furguson Instantly
Knocked Down nud Ran Over by nn
Eleetrlo Cnr?Neou Ilroken and
Hotly ?itborwlso Badly ITlnuclcd?
A terrible tragedy occurred yester?
day morning, about, 0:30 o'clock, on
Collcy avenue,' upposite the Norfolk
Knitting Bulk wheix-by Mr. William K.
Ferguson was instantly killed. The ac?
cident was a particularly sad one, as
deceased was one ot me- most highly
respected citizens in the city, and
leaves a wife, three children, relatives
and many friends to mourn his awful
and untimely end. His death has cast
a gloom over the locality in which he
lived, and only expression, of regret
and sympathy for the bereaved family
were Heard yesterday.
Willlum N. Ferguson was ?t years
old ,und lived on North, near River
Btreet. tie was employed at the Norfolk
Knitting Mill as bookkeeper, having
been with the house for seven years.
Yesterday morning early, as was his I
custom. Mr. Ferguson went to the
mill to open up the establishment pre?
paratory to entering upon the work
of the day. While on his way to the
mill ho was Joined by Mr. Augustus
Miller, nn employe of the factory,-and
the two prooeedqd to the mill 10
Alter entering the yard to the fac?
tory. Mr. Ferguson returned to the
street, and started to cross the
thoroughfare, as though he intended
going to Smith's bakery.
1)1D NOT SUE M11E CAR.
Mr. Ferguson apparently did not sec
trolley ear No. 37, in charge of Motor
man John Flora and Conductor John
Burton, which was going east, and was
the second cnr out from the Atlantic
City, sheds. There was no head light
on the car, but daylight was Just
breaking, and Mr. Flora saw deceased
walking as.though he intended to cross,
lie says he was running his car about
four miles nn hour, and immediately
reversed his current, applied the brakes
rnd also calle dto Mr. Ferguson to
keep off the track.
Deceased dlil not seo the car, or
thought he had time to cross the track,
for he kept straight ahead. He had
barely stepped upon thu track when
he was hit by tho car with great
force and knocked llmvu. The fender
failed to catch the body, which was
dragged some distance before the car
passed over It.
BODY BADDY MUTIDATED.
As soon as the car could be stopped
the motorman and conductor hastened
to the unfortunate man, and Mr.
George I. Smith, w.ha saw the accident,
aibO ran to see ,lf anything could be
done for the relief of the man. Mr. Au?
gustus Miller heard the excitement and
ran to see If,any assistance could be
The unfortunate man was beyond all
human aid, however, ns he was In?
stantly killed. The neck was broken,
one arm wns nearly torn from the
socket and tho body badly mutilated.
? ?The ,\>..^.'.is were removed to a svor
age> -rtiom in the m!!I .and afterwards
takefi to his home, on North und'River
, ? AN INQUEST HELD.
Coroner Newton viewed the body,
and at 11 o'nlock held nn Inquest In the
Atlantic City Ward school building.
The following gentlemen constituted
tho Jury: Messrs. Frank Topham,
Enoch Capps, R. H. Thayer, A. M.
Rattley, John Fendley and J. L. Sad?
Tho witnesses who testified were
Motorman John Flora, Conductor John
Burton. Mr. George J. Smith. Mr. Au?
gustus Miller and Mr. John Camp.
The testimony adduced was in ac?
cordance with the account given above.
At 1 o'clock the Jury ndjourned to the
office of High Constable Bettls, corner
Talbot and Williams, streets, where
they returned the verdict that the de?
ceased came to his death from a frac?
ture of the neck and ribs nnd other
Injuries to the body In being run over
by car No. 37, of the Norfolk Street
Motorman Flora nnd Conductor Bur?
ton were taken before Justice Tomlin,
of the Police Court, yesterday, and ad?
mitted to hall under a bond of $1,000
each, ? with Superintendent Rose
borough, of the Street Railway Com?
pany, as surety. The case will come
up f"i ?! healing next Tuesday in the
MR. FERGUSON'S FAMTDT.
Mr. Fevsmsson leaves a widow and
three children?two sons nnd a dnurrh
ter, also three brothers. Messrs. George
D.. Thomas F.. nnd R. T. Ferguson.
The funeral will take place this af?
ternoon at 4 o'clock from the Colley
Memorial Rreshvtciinn Church, In At?
lantic City Ward.
iTtinN or i am it i s I.
NEWS .FROM, THE YOUNG MEN'S
This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock a meet?
ing of special Interest of the Boys'
Gospel Arpiy Wlll.be held, and it being
the first -meeting' of the New Year n
large attendance' Is expected. Tickets
for the New Year's entertainment on
Tuesday night will be given out to all
boys who have not received them.
Every member of the army is entitled
to a reduced rate ticket and be sure to
At 4 o'clock Prof. J. A. Rood will
give an Illustrated address to men only
on "Your Job?How do You Like It?"
Prof. Rood Is a very Interesting and
instructive speaker and uses a power?
ful sterooptlcon to Illustrate his sub?
ject. The address Is one that has drawn
hundreds of men In all the large cities,
and without a doubt the hall will be
crowded to greet Prof. Rood at 4 p. m.
On Monday night Prof. Rood will de?
liver a lecture on "The Book of Books
nnd What Men Think of It." This ad?
dress will be for the members of the
Y'oke Fellows Band nnd their Invited
friends nnd will be free, but admission
will be by card. Admission cards may
be had unon application at tho asso?
ciation olflce. This address Is highly
instructive and Is given for educational
purposes- The latest and best thoughts
about the Bible will be given nnd will
be illustrated ijy the sterooptlcon and
Trinesteregraf. The phonograph will
render the 23d Psalm ns read by Rev.
T. DeWitt Talmnge.
There will be a treat for all church
and Sunday school workers and to one
} who Is Interested In tue study of tho
Bible should fall to hear Prof. Rood.
I The Church Herald, in speaking of
Prof. Rood's lectures, says: "The best
method of conveying fr.cts to the pub?
lic, mind to-<lay is by means of the
illustrated lecture or sermon. Espec?
ially Is this true In the lecture field.
The audience of to-day has not the
time to think through discretions arid
word pictures, however scholarly and
beautiful they may be- The people
want to hear and see at the same tlmq;
and. in tact, it frequently happens that
they prefer seeing to hearing, so It Is
not putting the matter rashly to say
that the dissolving 'stereoptlcon and
moving picture machine, such as used
by Rev. J. A. Hood, have come to stay.
Mr. -Stoddard with nls stereoptlcon
brought the ends of the world together
In thousands of churches and halls,
millions were instructed as well as
highly entertained; to-day Prof. Rood,
with a grand dissolving stereoptlcon
and moving picture machine, is bring?
ing not only the whole of the last war
to the eyes of tho ?public, but many
other grand subjects." This speaks well
for Prof. Rood and his work and shows
that he Is to be heard to be appre?
ciated- As before stated, tho lecture Is
free, no collection taken and tickets
may bo had at tho association ofllce.
On Tuesday night. at 8 o'clock tho
Boys' Gospel Army 'and their friends
will hold high carnival, when Prof.
Rood will deliver his highly entertain?
ing lecture, "Uncle Sam and the Dons,"
which Is, as may be imagined, the late
war with Spain brought to the eye with
the moving picture machine nnd ster?
eoptlcon, and patriotic songs will be
sung by the Hoys' Gospel Army. Alto?
gether this promises to be a feast of
I pleasure and every member of the
i army should attend, accompanied by
their parents. * The army members
have a reduced udmission.
BRARtBLETOM KUKi: HRtI>GE.
FIRST PRICE NAMED REDUCED
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
A meeting of the special committee
aid>ointed to report us to the bets: means
of securing a free bridge from the
First Ward to Brambleton held a meet?
ing yesterday. City Attorney Taylor
appeared before the covnniittee. and
stated that he had prepared the reso?
lutions to bo presented to the Coun?
cils at the next meeting.
All of the questions relating to the
proposition to buy the Holt street
bridge was discussed) and the city at?
torney was authorized to offer the
bridge company $7,001) for their proper?
It will be remembered that some
months ago the committee agreed to
pay S\0G0. The'committee, since then,
has made a closer Investigation, ami
say that they do not believe the bridge
is worth as much as the amount offer?
ed; therefore, they have cut . their bid
$1,000. The price named by tho com-'
pany was $15.000.
It Is said that the committee do not
believe that the offer will be accepted.
They arc of the opinion that another
thoroughfare through Mariner street
will improve property and develop the
locality, thereby Increasing the amount
of revenue now received from real es?
A New l.nw Firm.
Judge Theodore S. Garnott and his
son, Theodore S. Garnett, Jr., have
entered into copartnership, under the
firm name of Garnett *fc Garnett, for
practice of law in the State and Fed?
eral courts. Of the senior member of
this legal lirm It Is scarcely necessary
to say anything, for he is widely and
favorably known as a lawyer of fine at?
tainments and large and successful
practice In this city and section. The
Junior Is a graduate of the University
of Virginia, where ho made a most
creditable record as a student and won
illO- coir;.'Ti^!}^iaii?, of ,no faculty. He
has built up a"nlco'prAcn>Ce ncre ?*nce
his return. He shares In "his?ra..M"
er's universal popularity, and his"
friends predict for him a brilliant nnd
successful career In his chosen profes?
sion. Garnett & Garnett are a strong
legal team, and their success Is already
Presented with r? Itlng.
Last night Mr. R. E. Turner, super?
intendent of the Vlrglnlan-Pllot Pub?
lishing Company, was called Into the
composing room, where City and News
Editor Pngh, in behalf of employes of
the company, presented him with a
gentleman's handsome set ring ns a
token of the high esteem in which he
Is held by them.
Mr. Turner was tnken by surprise,
-but respotide'i in a brief and graceful
speech of acceptance, assuring the em?
ployes of his appreciation of their
fidelity to the Interests of the com?
pany and personal regard for him, and
that he would wear and treasure their
gift, which he was not conscious of
meriting, as a memento of the kindly
feeling they had always manifested for
Rule* or Wider ncpnrlmctit.
For the benefit of those residents of
the city who have recently come here
attention is called to the following
rules of the City Water Department:
All wnter rents are (lue January 1st
nnd may be paid for the whole year,
six months or three months In advance.
If not pnld beforo the lath of the
month a penalty of 10 per cent. Is
added, and If tho rent remains unpaid
until the wnter is turned off the pre?
mises a further penalty of 50 cents is
No notice is sent to water takers
Until after the 15th.
The two or throe days Immediately
preceding and including the 15th are
always very crowded, so to avoid di lav
it is better to pay between the 1st and
llnmpilnii.Sidney Alnmul Supper.
On Friday night tho annual Christ?
mas meeting of the Tidewater Alumni
Association of Hampden Sidney College
was held under th. most pleasant aus?
pices at the Montlcello Hotel, where an
elegant oyster supper was served.
Among the guests present were all
the students no>i at Hampden Sidney
from Norfolk and Portsmouth.
The association is in a most prosper?
ous condition,'nnd rejoices In the fact
that the young men representing Tide?
water Virginia at the college are taking
a distinguished stantl nmong their fel?
low 3tudents .and are rellectlng credit
on their section and the association.
Election or Officer?,
Rathbone Lodge No. 93, Knights of
Pythias, elected the following officers
Friday night: Dr. George, C. Faville,
chancellor commander: J. M. Holbert,
vice chancellor; Charles Barrett, pre?
late; E. W. Turner, master at work;
W. A. Stoner, master at arms; James
Hannowell, keeper of records and seal;
J. Thompson, master of finance; John
Lesncr, master T.t exchequer; G. W.
Hopf, Inner guard; - Thompson,
outer guard; J. A. Turner, representa?
tive to grand lodge.
Old Dominion Encampment No. 1, I.
O. ?. V., elected the following ofhVers
last ni?-'ht: Fred. Bryan, chief patri?
arch; Thomas Brown, senior warden;
R. D. Williamson, high priest; W. R.
[McDowell, junior warden; W. II.
Wood hou se, recording scribe; J, L, Go
maz. financial scribe; J. P. Epes, treas?
Thomas.Jefferson Council No. 10?. Jr.
United Auv-riran Mechanics, of Berk
ley, has elected the following officers:
W. T. Topping, past- councillor; En
gene Colvcr, councillor; W. B. Snow
vice councillor; D. V. Allen, conductor;
Yv". E, Dougherty, warden; W. "H. Fer?
ren, inside sentinel; M.. H. Morrlsett,
chaplain; N. S. Smith, financial secre?
tary; W. F. White, recording secre?
tary; c. E. Walker, assistant secre?
tary;; c. S. Hudglns, treasurer; T. M.
Norfolk Conclave No. 252. I. o. Hi,
has elected the following otllcers: C. S.
Hughes, archon; R. F. Maehcm. pro?
vost; E. A. Rlnns, prelate; J. W. Butts,
secretary": W. B. Cheek, financier; J.
N. McBrlde, treasurer; S. G. Halstead.
Inspector; J. A. Wyatt, warden; C. E.
Good, sentinel. Representative to Su?
preme Conclave, W. It. Cheek.
The Alumni Association of Hampden- '
j Sidney College, which was organized a i
short while ago. secured four scholar?
ships which were offered to and ac- I
cepted by four unusually bright boys
of this city. These boys are making a
record which will be an honor to them
in after years- It is said that they
are considered the most promising stu?
dents at Hampden-Sidnoy.
Trof. Bellez-.a will organise new
classes on Monday night a: S o'clock at
Monfeflore Hall: on Tuesday afternoon
at < o'clock at Masonic Temple, for la?
dles and children. it
XOBF01.K*tl Nllll'i'iM: KEEP,
CURA AND TORTO RICO TRADE
FURNISH RETURN CARGOES.
It is generally conceded that Nor?
folk's prime shipping need is a class of
Imports that will furnish a steady line <
of return cargoes for her homeward
bound freighters. A clese perusal of !
the shipping columns will show that,
save in Hay craft, as the schooners
ami barges plying between this port
and Baltimore) and Philadelphia are
termed, the great preponderance of
such craft arrive at this pvu-t "light"
for cargo?In other words, bringing
nothing, and consequently making their
inbound and outbound voyages with
frehg'ht one way. This eats up the pro?
fit and discourages the sailing, and but
for the fact that Norfolk Is the great?
est coaling station on the Atlantic
coast, and the centre of the North Car?
olina pinevtrade, this lack of import
Industry would make Itself worse felt
than it Is now. This the shipping mer?
chants nnd brokers feel, and they have
been looking about for-eonve?time to
llnd some profitable return cargo for
coastwise vessel, and now that the Cu?
ban and Porto Rlcan trade is rising
like a new sun on the Southern horixen,
they think they havo found what they
have been- looking for.
Reciprocal trade to a small amount
will undoubtedly be found In wood and
lumber, 0:1 the one hand, and fruits and
wines on the other, but the main bases
of benetlcial trade will, after all, be
coal and creosoted lumber, timber and
piling from Norfolk as against Cuban
and Porto Rlcan ore.-., nnd on this line
Norfolk shipping tirms nro beginning
to talk quite strongly. It is estimated
by some of the leaders that there Is
In this opportunity a big chance for
investors In Iron working mills In con
Junction with the Norfolk and Western
railway, with groat benefit to each as
the mingling of the wonderfully rich
ore of Cuba with the more sterile pro
duet of tho mines along the Norfolk
and Western would result In a fine
quality of composite ore, and Ui? <">ar?s
that now go baok^;^;^?
bert?.l oln^$W.* be utilized transfer:
ring the?-Pj:^/from the coast to the fur?
naces, t.iiis producing a mutual benefit
association of great value. The Oulf
ports are too near Cuba .and the yellow
pine too abundant to make the demand
for North Cnrollna pine of any great
moment, while at present all of that
produced is needed In American mar?
kets North, and now the demand Out?
rides the supply for months nhead.
To show that Norfolk Is not alone In
a desire for trade with Cuba, and that
others are in for what there Is In sight,
the following from tho New Orleans
correspondent of the New York Marine'
Journal will quickly prove, and will
show* where several coasters once well
known In Norfolk are gone:
"Several schooners, including the E.
J. Pendleton, Clara E. Randall, Elea
zer W. Clark, from Tampa, Martinique
and St. Lucia, arrived here recently.
They are the advance vessels of a
larger lleet on the way here from the
American Sugar Refining Company's
sugar fleet. They will load with sugar
for New Y'ork and Philadelphia.
"This port will make a bid for the
Cuba trade in earnest us soon as the
customs departments of the Island aro
in the hands of Americans."
Tho question of prime Importance
among shipping men in this connection
Is "What is Norfolk's Board of Trade
doing In Ulis regard, and what combi?
nations can be successfully brought
about in the direction of a furtherance
of tho exchange traflle for this port."
The question is a serious one.
Dissolution niirt <'n-pnrtu-cr?.lilp.
With to-day Captain D. W. Todd,
whose name has been associated with
the mercantile Interests of Norfolk for
many years, and whoso popularity Is
unbounded, retires from the old and
well established tobacco firm of D. W.
Todd, Jr.. & Co., and Is succeeded by
Messrs. Gill. Todd & Co. The senior
member of the new copartnership was
the Junior member of the old firm, ills
associates are Mr. James G. Todd nnd
Mr. J. H. Schlegel, the rormer the son
of Captain Todd, who has grown up
in the business, nnd is well equipped
to take his father's place. Mr. Sehlegel
has been connected with the house for
a number of years as traveling sules
Mr. James G. Gill, the senior member
of the new firm, wilt have charge of
and will superintend the management
of the business in future, a position
which ho has become thoroughly
adapted to from long and practical
experience. Tho business* will be con?
tinued at the old stand, No. 221 Wuter
street. See advertisement of the disso?
lution and new copartnership in an?
Do yonr Glasses suit you? If not see
Dr Week, 310 Main street.
Will ?/lall Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. H?ge, of
Lincoln. London county, will be In th-''
city next week. They will be here In
the Interest of the Woman's Ch.-isttan
Temperance Union. Mrs. Hogo Is the
newly-elected State president of that
organization; Sho was elected to suc?
ceed Mrs. R. H. Jones, ofi this city.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Hogo will hold several
public meetings /or the District W. C.
T. V., and the'publlc will be Invited.
We d?slre to thank our friends and
the public got."rally for thf-'r very lib?
eral patronage during the Xmas. and
invite a continuance ef same during thf
rjpniing year, promising by strict and
a: end attention to business to merit
THE galt: JEWELRY co.
See Dr. Week about yoii- eyes. Ex?
amination free. 310 Main .-Ireet.
BALL OR NO BALL
That's the Question Agitating the
Outlook Very Gloomy for the Comlug
Senaon-Mr. ?uniiiii_ii.ni will Koi
1'lny In Ihe Atlantic l.cnin?-Want
Mr. E. H. Cunningham, owner of
baseball interests in this city, was seen
yesterday ami he said from the present
outlook that there would be no base?
ball here next Summer.
Mr. Cunningham received a letter
yeserday from .Mr. R. Lancaster Wil?
liams, in which that gentleman said he
had not had an opportunity to talk
with his people, but that he thought
Richmond had gone so far in Atlantic
League matters that he did not sc. h >w
they could retire from the AC. tntlo and
join a State league. This, said Mr.
Cunningham, practically decides the
mutter, because Without Richmond a
State league would not succeed, and
Norf.-Iii will certainly not play In tho
Atlantic League under present condi?
?Mr Cunningham said that he lost
considerable money last year, his gate
receipts being JSOO less than expenses,
and the money received from trips
away from home about paid traveling
expenses. The players' salaries cama
out of his private purse.
Continuing, Mr. Cunningham said
that the largest attendance at his park
last year was TP I people, while during
the regime Of the State League the
crowds swelled to 8.000 ]>? ople. He also
stated that the Krames between Norfolk
and Richmond last year, both here and
In Richmond, were mord largely at?
tended than the exhibitions with any
other clubs, and this with Richmond
at the top and Norfolk at the bottom,
which shows that the Interest Is In lo?
THINKS ATLANTIC IS WEAK.
Mr. Cunningham thinks the Atlantic
League Is considerably weakened over
last year's aggregations. Sold he:
"Paterson has been put out the^
league, and Newark has a, suit on hand^
trying to >;ot out, while Hartford Is In
bad fi"i?chi?n I? owned by;
the players and there are various con?
lie remarked that ths? addition of
Scranton and Wllkesbarre to the
league ho did not think w ould strength?
en or would adtl any strength, and If
Newark succeeded in getting out he
did not see how the league ceuld-live
through the season. "Lancaster is still
In debt to me for last season's games,"
said Mr. Cunningham.
WANTS NORFOLK IN ATLANTIC.
Mr. Cunningham said that In a recent
talk with Mr, Williams, the latter sug?
gested that a stock company be formed
In Norfolk, and that the team remain
In the Atlantic League.
Mr. Cunningham said he told the
Richmond gentleman that he would not
attempt to organize a company, but
that If one was established with $15,000
capital he would sell his entire Interest,
^'?'U. and he would t?Te $1,000 In
"*5tock in tho Company and do all he
could to help'mako the club a suc?
THEY ALL WANT BALL.
Mr. Cunningham says ho Is very sor?
ry that Norfolk cannot have ball the
coming season, and says ho wlll*hold
his park and possibly some amattui*
games nan be played occasionally. He
seems thoroughly convinced that the
only ball that can be played success?
fully here Is In a State league, and as?
serts that he has lost nil Ute money he
enres to lose In experimental endeavors.
Mr. Williams is. of course, anxious
that Norfolk should have ball, ns the
park is on his street car line, and will
therefore be beneficial to his company.
The admirers of the sport are hopeful
that something may be done so that
Norfolk will have baseball, and every
effort possible In that direction will be
An Imnortnnt Difference.
To make 13 apparent to thousands,
who think themselves 111, that they are
not nftllcted with any disease, but that
the system simply needs cleansing. Is
to bring comfort home to their hearts,
as a costive condition. Is easily cured
by using Syrup of Figs. Manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Co. only,
and sold by till druggists.
OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 5.
.11 i?m: V Ml OBJ1XY.
A 5 earful Nncrlflro of Fine Clothings
Our great consolidated clothing sale
which . we inaugurated at the begin?
ning of the season must bo terminated
by December 31st, 1S9S. The sale has
been a successful one and crowds ot
enthusiastic buyers have been gather?
ing In the marvelous bargains. Such
a fearful and absolutely unheard of
sacrifice of fine clothing the people at
this city have not known before.* The
cost Is no object. Good3 .ire going at
almost your own figures, as the prices
appended in the list clearly prove. This
Is a strictly honest sale?real, true
genuine bargains. In order to accom?
modate those w ho cannot visit our store
: durlnc the day we will remain open
evenings until 10 o'clock during the
week and 11:30 Saturday night, so that
all are given an opportunity for bar?
gain-getting unheard of. Below will be
found some of the prices. No word^i
no matter how strongly put, can crti
vey to you the wonderful bargains'that
now await you: v
Men's Overcoats at *2.93. *MS, $1.57.
$5.24. $6.S2 and $7.63 as ttfcv* never been
thought of at such tigMfSs. The prices
are barely the cost ar?ha raw material.
There are Men'n Sultanat $1.98, $2.24.
$3.62, $1.98. $? $6.T35;?nd $8.61 well
worth from A hird to a halt more.
There ar* Children's Overcoats und
Suits P* 98c, $1.21, $1.62. J1.9S. $2.48 and
$2.9*. The values in those are simply
patonlshlng. Enough saving to buy
Christinas presents for all,
CANNON BALL CLOTHtNO CO.,
_ Hi Main stro, :. Norfolk. Va.
HAVE YOU TRIED
LHXRTIVE BBOfilO QUljfE
ITS A WINNER,
FOR SALB AT
Trotter's Drug Store,
;? $S3 Main ktrccv, cor. Church,
Tr?U f *
A special roectlrsj
bo held en 1'OEsf
?January, 1>99, . at S
ofllce of tho eottjf.M'
tho State of Vlrgi
taking such Steps
tu the rc-orgarijk*
ctucilnjT ??ho appr.
$3,SuO,0i? nnr) f,f inC
teht ot $1,000.009 auc,
chisc3 und propertj
par value of the itoO
to j:o per sruf.re. 0?
sary in tho i-ebrga?
presented for action^
the Frcomasin Street
Prepared to glv*
playing, t^-lsat Technf
tho method of the.j
filaniBt, Tareso Carre
s'.tlon. For tci m.-s r
or addresH -at Not]
corner Rrci*er. .Sflt
beginnera In in strut]
of the DI
offices of I
Of 9:00 a.f
than a ,.|
felt In tho ye
MONTICEULC" HOTEG, OR
T EI e T HI
Full Set, Sit?.
Gold FiTtlng. $1.00.
Silver TPtllliuss, sOe, up.
Gold Crow?s3. $5.SC to
Vitalized A?r We., far'.the
extraction, of teitb
, Tho sending p&ystcjeusj
folk: recemmetd- VUallzs?
it ia perfectly dafe.
ALBANY DENTAL PAi
DR. W. W: FREEMAN,
374 Mala SltttU,
'2 Crltnders C.H-ea avd
caeh instrument you buyj
collection of music to bcJ
in tho state. Orsph^pho
$;j;oo. $ir>.to, jsi.co. tie*,
member -we ?:ve yoa "3S1
LARS WORTH OU REO
with each .'nW'-.Mr.c we ;