Newspaper Page Text
For Virginia: Generally fair: some
What colder; fresh north to west winds.
For North Carolina: Generally fair:
colder; fresh to brisk west to north
rVoriolK nml Vicinity.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO?
Generally fair; colder in afternoon
and ut night; fresh westerly winds.
Maximum temperature. 70 |
Minimum temperature. 41'
Normal temperature. 44
Departure from normal.plus 13
Departure from normal since Jan?
uary 1st.minus 155 I
Rainfall In past 24 hours.18
Rainfall since 1st of month.4.51
Mean humidity.? 113
Sun rises 6:44 n. m.; sets 5:3! p. m.
Norfolk: High watet' 7:51 a. in., S:15
p. m.j low water 1:30 n. m., 2:05 p. m.
Old Point: High water 7:30 a. m.. 9:51
p. m.; low water 13jG9 a. in., 1:44 p. m.
SPA1NH.?At Ilm resilience of her son.
R. L. Spalne. Norfolk and Western Rail?
road shops, near Lake avenue yesterday
morning at 1:27 o'clock, EMILY mason
BPAINH. in the 69th year of her age.
Tho funeral will take" place from th"
above residence Tins (Thursday) AF?
TERNOON1, February 23d. 1899, at 3
o'clock. Friends and aequalhtanccB re?
spectfully Invited Ij attend.
STRATTON.?Entered Into rest Febru?
ary KMh. IS99, LYDIA STRATTON, sj
years of age, a tiitiiful and belovetl m r
vnnt and friend of the family of the late
B U. Walters.
Funeral will take place at the North
?Street Methodist Church Portsmouth,
THIS (Thursday) AFTERNOON
BIGGS.?At his residence. No. Iir. High
street, Wednesday, February 23d. 189?, at
4:.'m o'clock i> in.. JOHN A. BIGGS ill
the i.mii yCar of his age.
Funeral will take place from his late
resilience THIS (Thur-dav) AFTER?
NOON at 4:30 o'clock. Friends and ac?
quaintances respectfully invited to at?
Monuments and Gravestone?,
The select I in of a suitable
memorial in marble or gran
lie can he readily made f:om
c;.r stock, for we carry tho
largest assortment of tin till?
ed designs In the South.
?TUE COUPER MARBLE WORKS
ilMithll.hril .10 Year*.)
l.-'i-ic t Itnu . si. Sorlnlft, Vn.
n. n i st.u i;vr.v
"^7\t>- M Vt'lt'.H U 1III.IIV OP .11 IM?
THURSDAY, FEtBRUARY r.I>.
Charles Frohman presents Mr. IIKNRY
MILLER, first lime here, in his beautiful
As he present, d t during its run of nearly
two hundred nights at the (SartlenTheatrc
New York. Pries, $1.50, 11.00, .".He. and
A > WVt'K'S tr.Vl?i:uv (?P9IIIKIC
I'll 1 DAY, MATINEE AND NIGHT,
The New York Empire Theatre success.
"SOWING THE WIND."
The great "sex against s.-x" drama.
Prices 25c. 50c, 7.',c. and 5100; matinee,
S E Cor. Nebraska and Union Bta
jas M. BARTON .Prop, and Manager.
WILEY HAMILTON Amus'm'l Director.
Open every night In the year. Smoking
Conei rts. presenting a respectable, Up
to-date Vaud< villc entertainment.
Mnllnccs, l ues., Th?rs, and Sats at ;
I>. in. Evi iiing pcrforihahces . 0111111110111
froiil S till 12 Adin ssioii. 10. 15 and Lie.
mum 1 .>?*??.
nt HE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
J STOCKHOLDERS OF THE LYNN
HAVEN SYNDICATE will Ik; held ai the
Compay's ollice, No. 20 Main street, N' r
rolk, Vit, on THURSDAY, March 22d.
1199, at 12 in.
ROUT. W. lamp..
>rOTICE, ? Tl 1 ERE will i:i: an
i annual ne . -it ' -t > l.tio:d. 1
ot the ATLANTIC INVESTMENT COM?
PANY of Norfolk, Virginia, at the ofllcc
?.f a w. Comlck fc <>.. No 272 Main
street. Norfolk. Virginia, on the Hill day
of February, 1899, at 1) o'clock a. 111.. to
Clccl ofllcets and transact such other
Lusans? as may properly come before
the meeting WM n. C1RUBB, President.
A. w. CORNICE, Secretary.
The undcrsigni I has pur. based of Lilla
V. i'ced, administratrix of Horace s.
1'eed, deceased, her interest as such ad?
ministratrix In the asset.- ami business of I
Hie late turn of F M. PEED ti SON,
composed "f the said Horace S. Peed and
the undersigned, and will hereafter carry
on at the old slind of the said linn. No.
217 Water street. Norfolk, Virginia, the
business of Wholesale and Retail Ship
Chandlers and Groceries !n all its
bronchi h, under the name and style of J.
M. JORDAN .V CO.
All persons Indebted 10 the late linn 61
F. M. PEED A SON will pleas,- make
payment to the undersigned.
fe21-1m J. M. JORDAN.
Made a well Man
of Me in 30 days."
This old. yet marvelous, lllntlno
Itemed? lor men cures nil Nerv,
disease*. Kalling memory, Niehl
emissions, Bleoplnssoess, l .si enersy, ate.,canted i?j
overwork, past excesses or early uuusi , Prevent. ]
hisiinliy, enlarge* shrunken organs nml rcttoren ,
munition nml VlROfOslIy In old or juiin,; u Ii hin 30
days. i'ricofl.uOnpuckage; Sis for fff.OO, with
wrlttensuarantee la .-ore <>r money refund?
ed, INI) All) \n tm had of druggist named lie
loir.or.lt profern.il. we will m-nd il prepaid securely
?ealod on re eel pi nf price. Hook of mine free,
HINPUti KKatKDY CO.,Prop.,Chicago, 1U
BURROW, MARTIN & CO.. Norfolk,
and A. L BILISOLY, 234 High street,
l'oi tsinuiith. V.l. .ialO-tu.th.saly
DAIRY TRADE ARB INVITED to
t-is-pect our new MILL FEED.
Unsurpassed l>y anything offered to tho
traue for orodliclng Milk. Price helow
competition. Michigan Gr?cn Clover Hay
lor Mill; Cows also.
D. P. REID & BRO.
Hay and Grain.
in CAR LOADS on hand and enroute.
Will be sold cheap. Secure my prices be?
fore placing your orders.
J. H. COFER,
fri? :>m Citizens B?.nk. Building.
Notes of Cases Recently Decided,
Which are of Interest :to
DIGESTED BY "W- B- MARTIN,
(Exclusively for Virginian-Pilot)
MERCANTILE CO - OPERATIVE
BANK V. BROWN 1ST ALS.
Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia.
January 12, 1899.
ATTEMPT TO RECALL, RECORDA
TION OF DEED?EQUITABLE E3
THE LIEN OF A DEED ENDORSED
BY THE CLERK AS ADMITTED
TO RECORD ON A CERTAIN DATE,
TAKES EFFECT FROM THAT
DATE?AN Y SUBSEQUENT ACT
OF THE CLERK ATTEMPTING TO I
CHANGE TUE TIME <>P ITS AD?
MISSION TO RECORD TO A
LATER DATE IS INEFFECTUAL,
AND CANNOT AFFECT THE LIEN.
KNOWLEDGE ?>F THE CHANGE
MADE BY THE CLERK, OR POS?
SESSION OF THE DEED WITH
CLERK'S CERTIFICATE SHOW?
ING THE CHANGE, B\" THE BEN?
EFICIARY IN THE DEED, ESTOPS
HIM, AS TO INNOCENT PERSONS,
TO CLAIM THAT IT W AS A LIEN
PRIOR TO THE LATER DATE
The appellant loaned Brown $1,000.
and he gave a deed of trust on a lot of
land to secure the loan. This deed hav?
ing been properly executed and de?
livered to appellant's attorney the lat?
ter gave It to the clerk of the court
for recordatlon and paid the recording
tax ami fees, and the clerk endorsed
on it. "A. lt., March 13, 1891." ?>n the
I same day the attorney wrote the ap
liulluni that HlC U6ed was admitted to
record and that as soon as it was
copied on the record he would forward
it. Subsequently he told the clerk not
to record the deed until he told him to
do SO, and oh June 23, 1S91, he ordered
it recorded. The deputy clerk then ran
hi- pen through the words and figures,
"March 13, 1891," and wrote above them
"June 23. 1891," and the deed was tran?
scribed in the proper deed book. Brown
in the meantime had made another loan
on the same lot for $1,600, the record
showing no lien thereon, and the deed
securing it was admitted to record June
10. 1891. The nobs secured by the
second deed were assigned to the ap?
pellees, 'flic lower court decreed in fa?
vor of the holders of said notes, and
the bank appealed.
The court says/ Which of th.^ deeds
has priority Is the fust question to be
decided. The deed securing the bank
being duly executed and properly ac?
knowledged for record, ,t was the duty
of th,. clerk, upon Us delivery to him
on March 1". 1S9I, with the amount of
the tax and recording fee tn admit it to
record. This he did. Iis admission to
record was an official act performed by
him. and having been performed, it
was not within his power to undo it.
lie could no more recall his official act
I admitting It to record than be could
I hav.. expunged its recordatlon from the
deed hook If It had been actually tran?
scribed. The bank was entitled to its
lien against purchasers anil creditors
from the time of the admission of the
deed in record, and the subsequent act
ol the clerk in attempting to change
the time of its admission to record at
the rennest of the attorney, was inef?
fectual and could not affect the Hen
then and there acquired by the bank.
The lien of Its deed of trust, therefor.-,
took effect rrom March 13, 1891, while
that of Lucn tla J. Hornberger only
commenced on June 10, IS91, that being
I the dat.- or the admission of her deed of
trust to record. But whether the bank,
as agalnsl the appellees who are as?
signees of th,. Hornberger debt, can
claim the benefit of its lien as of March
I-. 1891, is another question, and is to
be solved by the application of other
principle -. The assignees contend that
the appellant bank having allowed the
puHi ? :?? ..] I, show ng that i:r de 1 w as
I-...; iccor.ie.1 ?nTTI tii- ?3d of June. PHI.
to remain so without taking any steps
to have it corrected, Is estopped to
claim otherwise, as against them, they
having relied upon the recorded title.
The evidence also shows that the deed
of trust Be tiring the bank was with?
drawn by its attorney on the 11th of
February. 1S92, and sent by him to the
bank. The bank therefore had its d e l
of trust in its possession nearly oigh
teen months prior to the assignment -.f
the Ilarnberger lien to the appellees.
The deed h id upon it tin- foil iwiiig of?
ficial endorsement of the clerk ? *
"The foregoing deed of trust was re?
ceived in the clerk's office of Page Coun?
ty Court June :::!, 1891, and admitted to
record. Test. A. Brooddus. C. C." It
thus appears that the bank, fron the
time of the receipt of its deed of trust,
had in its possession the plain means
of knowing when its deed of trust pur?
ported to have been admitted to record.
1: showed that It did not purport to
have been admitted to record on the
l.tth of March. 1891, as the bank ha.I
been informed by its attorney. It is
true that the president of the bank
denies actual notice of this fact until
about the time of the institution of this
suit, but having In Iiis possession the
I deed Itself with the official certificate of
I the clerk endorsed thereon, as to the
time p was admitted to record, knowl?
edge thereof will be imputed t.. the
bank. It was Hie duty of the bank, if
it would claim the benefit of the true
1 date of the admission of Its deed to
i record, within a reasonable time after
the receipt of its deed showing the
state of the record, to take the proper
steps to have it corrected in accordance
with the actual fact. The failure to do
so was gross negligence. By Its negli?
gent conduct the bank thereby repre?
sented to the world that the admission
of its dc. d to record as i: appeared up?
on th" public r. cord of titles was true.
It is now estopped from asserting the
contrary. Where one of two Innocent
persons must suffer n loss, it must be
borne by that one of them who by his
conduct?nets oromlsslons?has render?
ed the injury p issible. The neglect of the
bank to perform its duty to the public
and have the record of the admission
of its deed to record corrected could but
have the effect to mislead purchasers
and creditors and did mislead the as?
signees of the Ilarnberger debt, who
Innocently relied upon the recorded
title. It would be a fraud on them to
permit the bank now to deny what by
its omission of duty and acquiescence
in the state >f the public record it rep?
resented to be true. It is therefore es?
topped to claim against them that the
lien of its deed of trust took effect
prior to Julie 23, 1891. There is no error
In the- decree appealed from, and it is,
O'BRIEN V. HARRIS.
Supreme Court of Georgia,
November 17, 1S?S.
EQUITY WILL NOT ENJOIN ANY
ONE PROM THE COMMISSION OF
A CRIME, WHEN IT DOES NOT
APPEAR THAT THE ACT COM?
PLAINED OF AFFECTS ANY
PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THE PAR?
TIES ASKING FOR THE INJUNC?
The facts of the case sufficiently up
pear from the opinion of the Court.
The Court says:
Tills was a suit by individuals to en?
join the violation of a penal statute.
The petition liseit docs not disclose any
particular injury to tile property of the
complainants resulting from such vio?
lation. The only alligation on this point
Is that some of the petitioners own real
estate near the town in which the sale
Of liquors is being had. and that such
sale injures and damages their proper?
ly, Interferes with their business, and
Is hurtful to the best Interests of the
church of which they aro trustees.
There is no allegation whatever how
their property is injured, or that the
act complained of affects their rights
any more than it does all other per?
sons' who come within the sphere of
Its operation. On the hearing, there was
an absolute want of any proof tending
to show any private injury, or any
damage whatever to the property rights
of the plaintiffs. Manifestly, then, the
qbject of this actltion was not to re?
dress a private grievance, but t>> enjoin
the perpetration of an alleged public
wrong. We cannot conceive upon what
theory equity could interfere in such u
matter, except upon the idea of re?
straining the commission of acts which
amount to :> nuisane- ; but. if the facts
alleged in the petition constitute a mil
sancc, it is of a public, and hot of n pri?
vate nature, for it is not limited in its
injurious effect to one nr a few individ?
uals. In such n case no right of action
lies to any Individual; but. If any ex?
ist. It should be instituted in the name
of the State, upon information Hied by
the solicitor general of the circuit.
Civ. Cod-, se. ;ions 3858. 4761. Tho doe
trine Is too well established to require
any lengthy discussion that equity
never Interferes at the instance or the
individual citizen or person in matters
merely criminal, or merely immoral,
which do not affect any right te> prop?
erty. It is true, a court <>f equity, un?
der some circumstances, will, at the in?
stance of an individual, restrain an act
Which amounts to a violation of a crim?
inal law: but the uel itself must be of
some peculiar injury to the property
rights of the party complaining, and
Ib.- court interferes, not on account "f
the public wrong, but mi account 'if the
private Injury. When, therefore, a. case
Is presented by individuals for the sole
purpose of restraining or preventing
crime, equity is absolutely without any
Jurisdiction whntever over the subject
matter of the complaint.
m.\:\ I.INF HcnF.nni.G OF
Olli Dominion McniiiMlilp t'ompnny
Owing to the Interruption to main line
schedule on account Of recent Inclement
wcathi r, and the temporary withdrawal
of steamship Jamestown for repairs,
the sailings will be as follows:
Monday, February 20. Guyandotte, 6
Tuesday. February 21. Richmond
(freight only), ii p. m.
Wednesday, February 22, Old 'Domin?
ion, 0 p. m.
Thursday, February 23, Princess Anne
(exp.), o p. in.
Saturday, February 2?, Guyandotte, 0
p. in. ,
Sunday. February 26, Old Dominion, G
Monday, February 27. Princess Anne, j
(exp>), 6 p. in.
Tuesday. February 28, Richmond!
(freight only), i! p. in.
No ship out from Norfolk on Sunday,
Februury 19tll, or Friday. February
24th. fel9-tfe28 i
THE CITY HEALTHY AND DEATH
The mortuary report for January, is?
sued by the Board of Health, and com?
piled by Dr. C. F. Newblll, Registrar
of Vital Statistics, is in some respects
an Interesting and profitable study, In
lllilt it completely dispels pll'COUCei veil
notions that Norfolk is an unhealthy
place, and that the rate of mortality
hi re is alarmingly large.
Comparing the death rate for Jan?
uary with the rate for the same month
in oilier years, we find that, notwith?
standing the rapid growth of our city
in population, there Is no perceptible
increase in the mortality. Wo lost m>
people in January. 1899, til in lS'.iS. 100 in
IX'7 and 71 in 1896. In this connection
it should be borne In mind that of the
86 di aths reported for last month, 14
are attributable to Influenza, io to
phthisis, s pneumonia, 4 to old age,
lo to ii- art disease, i :?> general debility
and Inanition, and only ONE to small?
pox, about which so many false slate
in. lits have been put in circulation.
The mortality among children tinder
5 years of age aggregated 111 for Jan?
uary. Tins large rate is due to Hie
exceptionally severe winter for tills
climate and diseases Incidental thereto.
During the month there were S7
bit t iis.
As the season of the year when pneu?
monia, la grippe, sore throat, coughs,
colds, catarrh, bronchitis and lung trou?
bles are to be guarded against, nothing
??is a tine substitute," win "answer the
purpose," or is " just as good" as One
Minute Cough Cure. That Is the one
infallible remedy for all lung, throat or
bronchial troubles. Insist vigorously
upon having it If "something else'' is
NnrfiiUi Spriilicr? n( Newport.%"ew".
At the sixth annual banquet of the
Huntington Republican League club in |
Newport News last night, Mr. D. Law?
rence Groner responded to the toast. J
"The Day we Celebra t?- the Hirth of
the Republican Party." Mayor R. G.
Hanks spoke on "Our Army and Navy
?Their Achievements." Col. John
Hampton H?ge, of Roanoke, discussed
'?George Washington, the Patriot?One
The courses of the Virginian-Pilot's
"Home Study Circle" begin next Sun?
day, tho 26th <>f February. See an?
nouncement page 7.
frozen In, bin All Well.
Word was received yesterday that
schooner James 15. Coyle is stuck in the
Ice at the mouth of the Delaware, near
Five Fathoms Banks, Lightship. All
on board are well. The captain re?
quests us to report all well, so his
family will not be alarmed.
Corner Stone Laid With Im?
WITNESSED BY THOUSANDS
6t. Jwfclt'a l.rtdgc of Slnnoii* ? mill m i -
ril the Kxcrclsc* lit ttio Proncnco Ol
Confederate Veterans, Ilnnchii-r?
ol i in- Conlcilerucy, Uuuilri-tl* ol
Mnnoiii, mill a Vuat Throne: of Jleu
Women ami i hllUrcu.
Under the most favorable weather I
conditions tlie corner-stone of the Con?
federate monument was laid, at l
o'clock yesterday, cix Commercial
The sun shone out brightly during tile
ton noon, an an hour or more before the
arrival of the Masons and Veterans,
people began to assemble from all parts
of tho city, Portsmouth and Perkley.
They occupied the windows doors of
adjacent buildings and many boys and
young men looked down on the ceremo- J
nies from the roofs of three and four
story business houses in the vicinity.
At an early hour a platform was
erected over the foundation of the mon?
ument. The structure was about four
feet above the ground, and was large
enough to comfortably hold one hun?
On this platform were seated the
Daughters of the Confederacy, the
Monument Committee, the choir and
the representatives of Norfolk Lodge,
A. K. ami A. M.. who laid the stone.
Business was practically suspended
along Commercial Place during the cer?
emonies, which were witnessed by four
or live thousand people. -It was a good
natiired, respectful crowd, who were
content to furnish an audience tor the
important occasion, though they could
not hear anything that was said.
The police service was excellent, and
tin: squad of ofllccrs, under Captain W.
J. Vclllnes, preserved the very best of
order. There was very little for them t.i
do other than look out for women and
children, who were liable to lie crush?
ed or trampled upon by the vnst throng
Which closed in around the platform.
The small boy, as usual, was in evi?
dence, and It rcrpilrcd the most per?
sistent efforts to keep Hum from crowd?
ing in on the space reserved for the Ma?
The Confederate Veterans of Plckctt
Buchanan Camp, of Norfolk; Stonewall
Camp, of Portsmouth, and Nlemeyer
Bhaw Camp, of Herkley, marched from
the headquarters of Plckett-Buchdnan
Camp to the Masonic Temple, to act as
an escort for the Masons- At 12 o'clock
the procession started from the Temple
to the monument site in the follow?
ing order: Drum and bugle corps.
Confederate veterans, Grlce Comman
dery. Knights Templar: Masonic lodges
of Norfolk. Portsmouth and Berkley;
Major A. Myers, chief marshal, with
Mr. W, A. Edwards as aid. From the
! Temple the route was along Freema?
son street, to Gronby, down Grnnby to
Main, up Main to Commercial Place.
To those who were near enough to the
platform to hear the words, the exer?
cises were of a very interesting char?
acter. Prayer was offered by Rev. W.
.1. Young, of Epworth M. E. Church,
ami tho ceremonies took place as re?
ported m the Virginian-Pilot of yestcr
Tho choir was composed of the fol
j lowing well known singers, directed by
Prof. Koerner: Mcsdamcs L. B. Pattie,
I W. T Dev. I-. w. Fentress, 11. s. Bai?
ley, t;. w. W. Bethel, W. R. Butcher
and Misses Lucille Ramsay, Louise
Cowles and Bessie Williams. Messrs,
[J. I. Jenkins, J. W. Thnyer, E. R.
Marvin. ('. .1 Dev. W. I-'. Lumlcy, It.
?'. Tu'imnn, H. s. Bailey ami W. it.
The stone w as a marble block, laid I
In the northeast corner of the monu?
ment foundation. The opening was
maib- to ludd a metallic box, in which
w.-re placed the articles enumerated
In-low. Tin- box. after being deposited
in the orifice, was covered with a
, marble slab.
CONTENTS OF THE BOX.
Masonic apron of white lambskin,
trimmed with blue silk, with list Of of
II.ers and l'ast Masons for the year
1898-'99 printed thereon, by Norfolk
Lodg,. N... 1.
? ".Institution and by-laws of Plckett
Buchanan Chapter No. 21, of the United
Order of Daughters Confederacy, or?
ganized in 1864, by Mrs. James Y.
Envelope containing roster of Plckett
j Buchanan Camp, 'list of committees
and list of I'.ist Commanders f ir 1S99.
History of Norfolk county, Va., by
? J. W. II. Porter.
The Heroine of Confederate Point,
an interesting contemporaneous ac?
count of the defense of Fort Fisher.
December '.'Ith and 25th, lXGl, by Colonel
11,-roes of the Navy, an address de?
livered before the Pickott-Buchanan
Camp. C. V.. on the anniversary of the
: birthday <>f General R. E. Lee. by Cap?
tain W. C. Whittle; by Colonel L. D.
Card ..f George M. Todd, P. B. C.
Card -if Fred Greenwood, Command?
er, with vignette and Plckett-Buchanan
Camp button. Also card as Past Grand
Commander of Knights Templar ..f Vir?
Report ?>f Board of Visitors Lee
i'.imp. Soldiers' Home. December 21.
1899, by Captain Washington Taylor.
Proceedings of the tenth annual me t
Ing Grand Camp Confederate Veterans,
Department of Virginia, Richmond, on
October 20th, 21st and 22nd, 1897, by
Captain Washington Taylor. /
old silver coin, by Charles Green?
Souvenir badge Confederate monu?
ment, by Fred C. Chlsnell, w. M . Nor?
folk L-.dge No. l. A. F. and A. M.
Views of Norfolk, by R. A. Dodson.
Confederate Hag, by Mrs. Doctor
Frank - A. Walke.
Five dollar Confederate notes and two
Confederate postage stamps, by Miss
Mary A. Todd.
Picketl Camp. C. V.. badge, and me?
tal badge, by George W. Wilson.
Envelope" containing copper cents 18G1.
Names and history of the Young
I Daughters of the Confederacy, by Mrs
Dr. Frank A. Walk.-.
I Morning newspapers of February 19,
Ivo. contains; report of the Commit"
tee on Monument, by Colone, Waiter H.
Taylor, Chairman Memorial Commit*
UNITED STATES FLAG.
United States fTag. Masonic card .mil
copyrighted badge Griee Commandery
Knights Templar, of Norfolk. Va,, used
as exchange badge at the twenty-sev?
enth triennial Conclave Knights Tem?
plar of the U. s. a. Also a picture of
It. E. Sir Larne Thomas, Grand Mas?
ter Encampment Knights Templar of
U. s. a., by George B. Jenkins, Record?
The Publlo Ledger and Dispatch
February 21st, IS'.'!*, by Fred Green?
Account of Mahone's Brigade at the
battle of Sharpsburg, by Private West
wood A. Todd, private C uupany B.
Twelfth Virginia infantry. C. s. A., by
Commander George M. Todd.
VI KCl MAN-PILOT.
Norfolk Vlrglnlan-Pilot, February 22, |
IS99, by F. Greenwood.
Landmark. February 22, D'.>0, by F.]
Past Commander's badge Plckett
Buchanan Camp, C. V., by P. C. Theo.
Looks of design by Couper Marble
Stlk Confederate Hag. by Mrs. Gen?
eral B. M. Henry.
Photo of the Confederate monument,
designed by J, D. Couper. architect.
Ba lue l. M A. of Petersburg. Juno
Oth, 1890, by Major Charles Plckett, A.
A. G. Plckett's Division. C. S. A.
CON FEDERATE DEAD.
A list Of the names of the Confede?
rate dead buried in Norfolk, whose
graves are cared for by Plckett-Bu
chaiian Camp, Confederate Veterans,
wrapped in a Confederate battle !l?g
use I in decorating graves, prepared by
P. C. J. W. Thomas. Jr.. Chairman
A piece of Spanish mom y. "one pe?
seta." from the Spanish in ui-of-war
Maria Teresa, by P. M. Isaac Mortis.
Fae simile of Confederate seal by C.
Badge of Lee monUnu ni unveiling
statue of R. B. Lee, Richmond, Va.,
May 2'.*th. 1890.
DR, TUCKER'S POEM.
A poem entitled "Let Us Guild the
Monument," by the Rev. Beverly 1?.
Tucker, I?. D., chaplain Plckett-Bu
channn Camp, confederate Veterans,
Grand Chaplain Grand Camp of Vir?
Articles deposited by Major A.
Myers: Copper cents, isfil and 1865; $S0
Confederate note, vignette of Jefferson
Davis thereon: $20 Confederate note,
vignette of Alexander Stephens there?
on: $20 Stat.- of North Carol.n.i note,
vignette of SSebulon H. Vane.- thereon;
$10 Confederate note, with poem printed
on back: Masonic card, vignette there?
on; thirty-ninth annual statement of
the Equitable Life Assurance Society
of the United States, containing names
of officers and directors.
MR. COUPER PRESENTED.
During the ceremonies Mr. J. D.
Coup* r. who designed the monument,
was presented to the Worshipful Mas?
ter by a committee composed of Past
Master M. C. Keeling. l. D. Starke, Sr..
and John Walters.
THE WORK ACCEPTED.
Past Masters B. A. Marsden, J. B.
Wright. W. T. Core. W. A. Bdwards,
and the marshal, were appointed a
committee to notify Commander Qco.
M. Todd. of Pickett-Buchnnnn Camp,
Confederate Veterans, that the stone
of the monument about to be creeled
to commemorate the virtues of the
soldlers an.I sailors of the Confederate
states, bad been laid, and requested
him to descend and examine the work,
and if approved to receive it from the
band? of the Masons. .
Commander Todd made an appro?
priate speech, accepting the stone. At
the conclusion of the ceremonies the
Confederate Veterans cscortd the Ma?
sons back to their temple.
The monument will be a beautiful
granite shaft, made from the l,es; Ver?
mont stone. The heigh', will lie 66 feet,
without the bronze figure. It was de?
signed by Mr. .1. 11. Couper, whose
plans were accepted in competition
with a number of distinguished artists.
It will he twenty-live feet at the base.
On the die will be engraved In the
stone the Confederate ling; on the op?
posite side of tin- monument a bronze
seal of the Confederate States will be
set into the stone. The proportions of
the monument are said to he excellent,
and the carving of a high order.
? This granite column will e ?; $i:; ito.i.
and the money is already in hand to
pay for it.
When the necessary money is raised
it is proposed to place on cap-stone of
the monument a bronze figure about
10 feet tall, which will make tii ? to?
tal height 76 f.e:. The designers con?
templated placing four bronze figures
on the corners of the base, hut this
idea had to be abandoned for want of
The list of the subscribers, which was
published in the Virglnlan-Pllot, shows
that only a limited number of people
contributed to the Monument Fund,
and that the enterprise has been in
progress I hiriy years. Tt Is thought7
however, that when the shaft Is erect?
ed that the loyal veterans and their
friends will lind a way of raising the
money required lo buy the bronze
figures. The monument will, however,
be one of the handsomest in the Stale.
Tin: wish, young com i:st.
'AIT. JOHN S WISE LOOKING
OVER THE SITUATION.
Hon. John S. Wise, who resides In
New York, is in the city stopping at
tho Montlcello. He is hero t.? see how
the contest of Iiis in-other. Dr. R, A
Wise, is progressing. Tho Norfolk law
yets who have been taking dep it lions
for Dr. Wise say that they have been
working hard for about three weeks,
and und. r serious disadvantage, owins
to tin- Incl -in nt w.-atlier.
Depositions are being taken in Nan
Bcmond and other counties and th.- evi?
dence. When Pies, nt d. will make a
larg ? b ? >k. Dr. Wise lias forty days in
which to make up his case, when hi
win have to discontinue, so th u Mr
Young may~havc forty days i:i which
to take the testimony of his witnesses
Olli of I lie M itrlil.
Five schooners, that had been frozen
in the Sounds in North Carolina since
the l?th of this in .nth, arrived here
y. ster.lay. all well and suffering no
damage to sp.-ak of. They might (is
w. ll have been in another planet f .r all
they knew of the history of the world
for the last ten days.
Pee Dr. Work about your eyes. Es
, animation free. 310 Main street.
I OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 5.
THE EXCELLENCE OF SYRUP OF FIGS
is duo r : only the originality and
simplicity of tho combination, but also
tu the cure and skill with which it is
manufactured by scientific processes
known to the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, J wo wish to impress upon
all tho importance of purchasing tho j
trtto and original remedy. As tho
genuine Syrup of Figs is manufactured
by the California Fio Sybup Co.
only, a knowledge of that fuct will
nssi I one iti avoiding tho worthless
imitations manufactured by other par?
ties. The high standing of the Cam
founia l-'io Syrup Co. with the medi?
cal profession, ami tho satisfaction
which tho genuine Syrup of Figs has
given to millions of families, makes
tho name of tho Company a guaranty
of tho I m Hi it e >if its remedy. It is
far i.i advance of all other laxatives,
as it ait> mi tho kidneys, liver and
bowels without irritating or weaken?
ing thorn, and it does not gripe nor
nauseate. Iu ordert iget its beneficial
effects, please remember the uatun of
tho Company ?
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
UN ? li wcim'O. Cmh
: nrwvit.i.r. Kv. skw YORK. N.T.
?n Ordinance .
COMPELLING THE 0WNER8 OF
ltd 1,1 NCI S IN ATLANTIC CITY
WARD Al?ON(i Tili: LINK OF TUH
PUBLIC SEW KR AGG TO CONNECT
Whereas, The General Assembly of
Virginia has authorised the construction
of a public sewerage system in Atlantic
City Ward; and
Whereas, The said sewerage has been
laid along cerl tin streets in said ward in
accordance with sa d act.
Therefore, be it ordained by the Com?
mon and S<1. et Councils of tho City of
1st. The owner of every building In
Atlantic City Waid now elected or which
may hereafter be erected; occupied or to
be occupied for any purpose whatever
shall cause the same or some portion of
tho premises whereon it may be situ?
ated to be connected with said public
iowfcr; provided such building or premise*
be on er along the line of the said public
system of sewerage or drainage.
2nd. It shall be unlawful for any per?
son to have any privy on his lot or in uny
house on the I no of Said public system
of sewerage in Atlantic City Ward that
is not connected therewith.
3rd. ah buildings and premises situated
on any lane or court opening into a
street along which the said public system
of sewerage is laid shall be eons dered on
tho line on said piibltc system of sewer?
age and subject to all the provisions of
tth. Any person violating any provision
e.f this ordinance >liall pay a line of not
less than J5.C0 nor more than 130.00 and
every day of failure to comply herewith
shaii be considered a sepcrate offence.
fith. This ordinance shall tukc effect
from in d after July (st, 1899
6t!l. This ordinance shall be published
for llvi days successively In the Publlo
Ledger and Virginian-Pilot.
Adbpti '. by tin Common Council Pob
.1 I- . I'.AMl ,
President Common Council.
Adopt. .1 by tie Seh et Council February
FREI I. GREENWOOD,
Pr< - dent Sei. t council.
Ii s HERMAN, City Trcasuer. feSS-St
I * n ??'nsvls !?? dt si-ppi.iK-s. - NA
JLiT ;..ii .< : !?? : -' Ilerne. Va? Treas
urer'a oftlce February ist. 1S99.?Sealed
proposals will be received at this Office
until noon, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2Sth.
1899, t v furnishing and delivering Bub
aiaici ? Su plies at Southern Branch,
N itloi itl Home for D. V. S.. for the thrco
months commem lug April ijt und end ng
Juno 30lb IS99. Quantities to be increased
10 per cent . II required; during the execu?
tion .if the rontract, Standards can be
examined. printed instructions and
specifications and blank proposals w'lt be
suppl I Ii) n application to this otnee.
Lids aggfI ? tins ovci JWO.0O must be ac?
companied by a certified cheek, payable
to tie undersigned treasurer, for at lost
five per centum of tho amount thereof,
which cheek will '?? forfeited to the Na?
tion ii Home for l>. Vi S, n case the suc
.ful h idci refuses or falls to enter
hrro i-? ?' a* BwH ftb^rwlser-to
i?. returned to the bidder. Samples pre?
sented by bidders will not be considered
unless Kim' ire called for in specifica?
tions. Tl right Is res rved to reject any
or all proposals, or to waive any Infor?
malities therein. Envelopes containing
proposals 1 endorsed: "Proposals
for Suppli - N. II I' V s ?" and ad?
dress I to the undersigned. WM.
THOMPSON. Treasurer Approved: P.
T. WOOD FIN, tl vernor. fciS-at-23.24
Trotter's Drug Store,
508 M lin St. Cor. Church St.
PIANOS, PIANOS, PIANOS.
Wo I ? ? a numbi r of second-hand
pianos ? ik. In exchange for the Peer*
less S Pprlghl Piano. We have or
! dered from our factory a largo shipment
(tn Plan s. an In order to
male i un, will offer theao second-hand
p ling!) low prices. Among
tl kcrlng, In good condition
just the tiling for biglnners, price 33ft!
Also Organs, some as low as J20.
If j i want a Piano come and see us
i ? strictly hiKh-gratia
i i-'actorj Price. We manufacture.
CrUS. hi. STIEFF FACTORY,
Warorooms Monttcello Hotel,
Granby Street, Norfolk.
JOHN J. FOSTER, Manager.