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Washington. D. C. Feb. 21, 1S99. Forecast for Wednesday: For Virginia?Cloudy weather; pro? bably rain; fresh to brisk southerly winds. For North Carolina?Cloudy, proba? bly rain; fresh south to southwest winds. Norl.IU nnil Vicinity. WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO-DAY Fair; nearly stationary temperature; fresh and high south winds. CALENDAR. Sun rises at 0:40 a. in. and sets at 5:5ii p. in. TIDES. Norfolk?High water, 7:0!* a. m. and 7:42 i>. m. Dow water, 0:46 a. m. and 1:20 p. in. Old Point?High wnler, r,AS si. m. and 7:21 p. m. Low water. 0:21 a. ni.*"aiid LOS p. in._ IU I I?. PITMAN.?In SmTt hfiH7l?Va~. F Nday" February 17, IS90, Mrs MARGARET PIT M'AN, mother of Mrs. Frank Hatton, of this city, aged 7S years. The funeral tc>k place on Sunday, 19, at 3 p. in. RONN10Y.?At the residence of her son, J. T. Uonney, No. 250 Hank street, Tues? day February 21st, at S o'clock p. m., SARAH U, widow of the late Henry Bonney, In thu 82d year of her age. The funeral will take place THURS? DAY at 12 o'clock from the residence. Friends and accpjalnlanccs respectfully Invited to attend. Ledger copy. Monuments and Gravestones, The selection or a suitable, memorial In marhlo or graji llo can bo readily mudn from our stock, for wo carry tho largest assortment of finish? ed designs In tho South. ?THE GOUPER MARBLE WORKS fEfttnbliaheU 00 Yenri.) 180*163 Biiiiii Nt. XurlnlK, T?. AnDMEHENTH. V A!V MICK'S ACtni'lMV OF Ml SIC THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2.tl">. Charles Kroliman presents Mr. HENRY MILLER, first time here, in his beautiful romantic play, *" HEARTSEASE M As ho presented !t during Its run or nearly lwo hundred nights at the Garden Theatre New York. Prices, Jl.w. R.O0. 50c. and 2r.c. fel9-su.WC.tli V AN WVCKVS A?'ADF.T1Y ?VltlfJMIC "FRIDAY, MATINEE AN D NICHT, FEBRUARY "Ith, The. New York Empire Theatre success. "SOWING THE WIND." The great "sex against sex" drama. Prices 20c 60c., 7ic and $1.00; matinee, COc. fe22-3l ThFQ?estion of tha Age CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, What It Is and What It Docs. da a A leelure on this subject will be de livcred st tho ACADEMY OF MCSIC February 22d. ISO?, at S o'clock p. m, by MR. B. H. HAMMOND. C. S. D. of Baltimore, Md. This lecture will be fr. c, end a cordial Invitation is extended the people to bear this able exponent on this truth. fc21-2t AUDITORlUn THEATRE. S F, Cor. Nebraska and Hnlon Sts. JAS. M. BARTON....Prop, and Manager. WILEY 11 AMI ETON. Anius'm't Director, Open every nlaht in the year. Smoking Concerts, presenting a respectable, up to-dato vaudeville entertainment. Matinees. Tues., Th?rs, and Sals at 2 p. m. Evening Performances continuous from S t'.li 12. Adm ssion, 10. 15 a:.d Hi. ja22-ly illKKI ISU%. 1> UTK LODOR NO, 80, A.. F. .Si A. M. y will unite with Norfolk Lodge TO-DAY in Bttcndln tho laying of the corne r-stone of. the Confederate Monument. W. N. GRUBB. ]t Secretary. i leadquartcrs PIckett-Uuchanan Camp, C. v.. Norfolk. Vs., February 22d, IS90. ATTENTION COMRADES. ? Vol? are hereby requested to assemble at vour hall at 12 o'clock noon. T111S-U-K-U? NESDAY, Februnry 22d, isw. in uniform, to participate In the ceremonies of laying the corncr-stono of our monument to the Confcdi rale dead. All ox-Confederates in this vicinity, whether members of camps or not, nnil all sons of Confederate Veterans are cor? dially Invited t<> unite with us. By order of CrEO. M. TODD, Commander. T. B. JACKSON, Adjutant. It A"~^B?IAL COMM UNU CATION OF NORFOLK IX) DOE No. I, A.. F ,\i A. M., w II bo held in Masonic Temple TO-DAY at 12 m. sharp, for tho purpose of lay? ing the corner-stone of the monument t>, bo erected to the Confederate dead by Pickctt-Buchanan Camp C. V. Sister lodges of Norfolk. Portsmouth and Berkley, and all Master .Masons In good standing, are fraternally invited to unite with us on this occasion. By order of the VV. M. It <:i:<>. R. .1 F.NK1NS. Secretary. Recorder's Ollice Gricc Commandcry No. IB, K. T. Norfolk. V.l., February 21, ISM. ASPECT A L ASSEMBLY OF QRICB COM MAN D ERY No. 16, */\\ K. T. Will be held in the g3| * Asylum, Masonic Temple, .s? TO-DAY at 12 in. sharp, to Z,_ act as escort to tho various "&j(ZK lodges which win partlcl- r' ' pale In the laying of the corner-stone of the Confederate Monument. The Com mandertcs of Portsmouth nnd Hampton are courteously Invited to unite with us on Ihls occasion, liy order F.. C. It OEO. It. JENKINS, Recorder. N- OTICE. ? THERE WILL BE AN annual meeting of the stockholders of the ATLANTIC INVESTMENT COM PANY. of Norfolk. Virginia, nt the oft), e of A. W. Comtek e> CO.. No "~2 Mala street. Norfolk, V rginla, on the 14th day of Februnry. 1-::', at 10 o'clock a. in., to elect officers and transact such other business as m.iv properly come before the meeting. WM. N. nitl'HH President A. w. COitNi(*k. gecretary, _ NOTICE. The undersigned has purchased of Ml la V. Peel, administratrix of Borace s. Peed, deceased, her '.merest as such ad? ministratrix !:i the assets and business of the late firm of F. M. PEED .t SON. composed of the said Hbraci S. Peed and the undersigned, and will hcreaftei carry on at the Old stand of the said firm No. 217 Water street. Norfolk. Virginia, I lie business of Wholesale and Retail Shi|> Ohandlers and Groceries In all its branches, under the name and style of J M. .1 OR HAN & Co All persona lnd< hted to the late firm of F. M. PEED & SON will pleas,, make pavment to the undersigned. fe21-lm J. M. JORDAN. COURT DECISIONS. Notes of Cases Recently Decided, Which are of Interest 'to Our People, DIGESTED BY W- B. MARTIN, (Exclusively for Virginian-Pilot.) GARBEK VP. BRESEE & SONS. Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, January JL', 1899. FALSE REPRESENTATIONS OP A(P.NT-? PA LSE REPRESE NT A - TIONS OP AN AGENT IN THE PROCUREMENT <>F A CONTRACT, AS TO WHAT HIS PRINCIPAL WILL DO UPON ITS CONSUMMA? TION, ARE N?> DEFENSE TO AN ACTION, IP THE REPRESENTA? TIONS WERE ONLY EXPRES? SIONS OF OPINION, AND DID NOT AMOUNT TO AN ENGAGEMENT OU UNDERTAKING.. This was an notion at law to recover the amount of a note executed by the appellant, Oarbcr, to the appellees for the first premium on an insurance pol? icy issued to him on Iiis life. The defendant filed a special plea claiming thai the note had been obtained by false representa? tions made to him by nlaintlff's agent. one Weber, without which he would not have taken out the policy nor executed the note; that said agent informed and assured the defendant that the In? surance, company would pay him the cash surrender value of a policy which ho already had in that company if he would lake out the new policy, and relying upon this representation ami assurance ho took out the new policy und executed the note; that the Insur? ance Company, although he requested and demanded of It a iterforntailCG of the contract of the agent, failed and refused to pay him In cash the cash surrender value of his former policy, and he averred that by reason "f . aid failure his note was null and void, and that be was not bound to pay it. Upon a demurrer to evidence the lower court derided for the plaintiffs and the defendant, Garbe r. appealed. The court says: This idea was objected to. but the court held It to bo sulllclcnt, and al? lowed It to be filed. In doing this it j must have held that the reprcsenla I Hons and nssumnces of Weher, amounted to an engagement or under? taking, and were not mere expressions of opinion, as to what the Insurance I company would do, for if this latter construction be rait upon Ihn plea It did not set up a good defence, ami the ob? jection to It ought to have been sus? tained. Construing the plea as setting up Ktieh an engagement or undertaking, is the plea sustained by the evidence? The defendant himself Is the only wit? ness us to what took place between Weber and himself. There can be no doubt from the defendant's evidence that he was induced to lake out the now policy of Insurance by reason of the representations of Weber, but were they anything more than expressions of oplnl'gl on the part of Weber us to what the insurance company would do? Weber had no authority to bind the In? surance company to pay the cash sur? render value of the old policy- Ills language does not show that he in? tended to agree, that his company would pay it. neither does the defen? dant seem to have so understood him. for he says that when Weber assured him that there would be no trouble about getting the cash surrender value of Ills old policy, he "thought Weber knew what he was talking about." If lie had been under the Impression that Weber was making a contract or en? tering into an engagement for his company by what lie said the defen? dant used very Inappropriate language to express his meaning. But If he un? derstood that Weber was expressing an opinion ns to what his company would do, upon which he (defendant) could r-dy, his language was peculiarly ap? propriate. After very careful consideration of all the evidence, and in the most fav? orable light for the defendant, as we nie bound to consider it upon a de murrcr to the evidence, ami with a strong desire. If possible under the law (for this is a very hard case) to lind in . favor of the defendant, wo have been unable to do so, A in.ai.eil_ CA. R. R. & U, CO. V. CROM ER. a rid CROMER V. CA. R, R. & B. CO. Supreme Court of Georgia. November 19, 1V.I3. NEGLIGENCE ? ACCIDENT AT RAlLRt IAD CROSSING. 'WHERE A RAILROAD CROSSING IS IN A POPULOUS LOCALITY AND MUCH USED BY THE PUBLIC, Hi T NOT IN A CITY OR TOWN OR AT A PUBLIC ROAD, ESTABLISH? ED BY LAW. WHAT CONSTI? TUTES NEGLIGENCE IN AP? PROACHING AND RUNNING OVER SAID CROSSING DEPENDS UPON Tili-: CIRCUMSTANCES OP EACH i AHE, AND IS IM BE DE? TERMINED liV TIM-: JURY; Einnin Parrot! sued the Railroad Company for damages arising from the killing of lu-r husband by a train which was aibged lo have been due to the gross negligence of the company. The accident occurred at the crossing of a road running through Union Point with tin- railroad. Union Point was an unincorporati .1 village of about i.nu.i In? habitants, The crossing in question is the only cru-iing Immediately within the settl -nient. and is the one which Is used by I he inhabitants of the village in passing from one side of the town to the other. To the east of the cross? ing, and on the south side of the track, were two cotton-seed house,;, and a freight car was between the crossing and the seed houses. The car was on l side track between the need houses and the main line. The main line is straight f-.r a half mile to the cant. The seed houses and some bushes not taller than a wagon would obstruct a person's view in approaching the cross? ing. Th? road which crosses the rail? road in riot a public road established pursuant tu law. When deceased was seen approaching the crossing his at? tention seemed to be diverted to a train which was shifting on the west of the crossing. After the deceased was seen upon the track in a position of peril, all that diligence required was .lone to stop tin- train. The Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff for $000. The < 'ourt says: "The collision not having occurred at a public load crossing, the defendant was under no statutory duty to give a signal or check the train in approach? ing thereto. Within the limits of incor? porated cities and towns and outside of such limits wherever a. line of railroad crosses a road which has been estab? lished pursuant to law, a railroad com? pany. In the operation of its trains, is bound to give such signals and perform such acts as are required by statute in the latter ease, and those which may he required by such reasonable regula? tions as the municipal authorities may prescribe In the former. A failure in either case to comply with the require? ments of the law applicable would amount to negligence in law. In the case of Comer vs. Shaw, chief Justice Simmons uses this language: 'Where a railroad crossing is in a populous lo? cality, and Is much used by the public, even though tile provisions of Civ. Co le. Section 2222. are not applicable, greater care is required of railroad companies with respect to speed and signals than is i.> be expected at places where tho railroad is crossed by unfre? quented country roads not established by law as public roads; but n.incompli? ance at such a place with the statutory requirements applicable t'> public roads established by law is not. as a matter of law, negligence per se. It is general? ly for the jury to say whether, under such circumstances, the railroad com? pany was negligent or not. This dis? tinction is also to be taken into con? sideration when we come to consider the conduct of persons attempting to cross the railroad at such p' 'es. Where the crossing is one to Which the statu? tory requirements above referred to are applicable, a person about to cross has a right to expect that the railroad com? pany, in the running of its trains, will comply with these requirements; and reliance upon the discharge of its duty in the premises may, in some decree. excuse a want of full diligence on his part In looking out for the approai h of a train. Where, however, the stat? ute Is not applicable, a person about to cross must assume a. greater burden of care than he would be required to as? sume if the crossing were one to which the statute applied.' Applying these principles to the case under consideration, it was for the Jury to determine whether, under ail the cir? cumstances, it was the duty of the rail? road company to have given a signal of the train approaching this crossing, and to have slackened the speed of the same, and, if in this respect there was a failure of duty on the defendant's part, then whether the deceased by the exercise, of ordinary care could have avoided the consequences of its negli? gence in not giving the Bignal and re? ducing the speed of tile train. It?dp* pea ring from the record that two ju? ries have decided these issues in favor of the plaintiff, and there being no complaint whatever of the manner in which the ciiflc was tried or in which the Judge submitted it to the jury, we will not Interfere with his dis? cretion In refusing a new trial. Judg? ment on main bill affirmed. M.vn LINK. HC1IKDVI.K OF Olli Dominion NlenniSltlp foilipuilj For Fcbrmiry. Ow ing to the interruption to main line schedule on account of recent Inclement weather, and the temporary withdrawal of steamship Jamestown for repairs, the sailings will be us follows: Monday, February 20, GuyahdoUc, 6 p. m. Tuesday, February 21, Richmond (freight only), r> p. m. Wednesday, February 22, Old Domin? ion, ti p. m. Thursday. February 23, Trincess Anne (exp ), C p. m. Saturday, February 25, Guyandotte. fi p. in. Sunday, February 26, Old Dominion, !> p. in. Monday, February 27, Princess Anne, (exp ), li p. m. Tuesday. February 2S, Richmond (freight only), i; p. ni. No ship out from Norfolk on Sunday. February 19th, or Friday, February 24th. fel9-tfe2S " TEMPLE* OF EQUITY* YESTERDAY'S RECORD o.F Till-: VARIOUS COURTS. In the Police Court yesterday Justice Tomlln presided and disposed ,,f the fol? lowing eases: A P. Williams, profanity on the street; lined $2. John Barnes, alias Pretty Boy, col? ored, lighting; lined $3.50. James Murray, suspicious character; held for live days. Arthur \V h 11 ehe:?.,! eo'oro.l, r'.i'il'n.; ? coat and vest of the value of $20 from Julius Shelton, colored; four months in jail. William Flnnnlgan, colored, assault? ing Stephen Drumgold; lined $5.50. Bessie Conway, malicious prosecu? tion: lined $1. Sam Thomas, colored, lighting; lined $:t. Florence Coleman ami Mol lie Wil? liams, both colored, robbing Charles 11. Smith, colored, of dismissed. John Harris and Henry L. Ferebce, bcih colored, stealing coal from Nor? folk and Western cars; delivered to the county authorities for trial. William Garrison and Richard Berry man, both colored, holding up and rob? bing L. O. Moore; continued tor ten days. Stephen Williams, colored, an old of? fender, who was caught in the act of trying to steal the shoes of B. Rain, colored, from the la tier's feet while he was asleep, received a sentence of four months in Jail. TRANSFERS OF REALTY. The following deeds of bargain and sale were entered to record in the Clerk's ofllce yesterday: Mrs. W. 11. Webster to E. A. Dun? can, a lot with improvements fronting twenty-five feet on the southern side of Hamilton avenue; S2.2O0. K. .1. Cannon to T. L. Strawhand. all tile stock of hats, caps, furs, etc,, con? tained in the store No. 231 Main street: $650. The Norfolk Company to W. R. Mar? tin, ten lots fronting tiventy-Bve feet each on the northern side of Hoiss- - ! vain avenue. Ghent; $:?.250. James B. Heath, Jr.. trustee. Wil? liam H. Carrlck and c. II. Carrick and wife to Ar. hi,. D. Greene, tot with Im? provements on the south side of Ave? nue C, Atlantic City Ward; J600. GENERAL COURT NEWS. A mechanics' lien for $5,934.2$ against the new Citizens' Hank building, was filed in the clerk's office yesterday af? ternoon by tlie attorney for the 1.. Schreiber & Sons Company, of Cincin? nati. ? >.. who furnished the iron and Bl . ; work for the structure. Their c infract was for $20,000. in the United States court yesterday Mr. P.J. Morris filed a petition in bank? ruptcy for H. Collnsky. Liabilities rir< about Ji.r.no. Mr. Hugh G. Miller was appointed by the creditors of Fred. B. Stevens as trustee. Mr. Stevens' liabilities ait i about $30,000. WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY Will Be Quietly Observed in Nor? folk. To-Unjr Being iiio Anniversary ai?o orii.o ."Norfolk l.iuht Artillery Blues, a Hitlnte win Ke Fired in Coimiinuorallon of Bolli f.vfnlv To-day the anniversary of th-^ birth of George Washington will be quietly, but properly, observed In this city. Many years ago the day was made a legal holiday, therefore the schools, banks, pocUofflcc. custom house and other public buildings will be closed, i NAT 11?NA L SAH TE. To-day being the seventy-first anni-j versary of Norfolk's crack artillery j company, the Norfolk Light Artillery Hlues. the two anniversaries will be ob? served by llrlng a salute this morning! from the Chesapeake and Ohio wharf of seventy-one guns. It Is not doubted that this company with its record for long and honorable service at times which tried men's souls, will have a large number of Norfolk's people out to witness the sa? lute. SMOKER AND (UFT. At S:SO p. m. the company will still -further celebrate bya smoker with ac? companying delight in the company rom at theo armory. At a meeting last night the Hlues voted unanimously to give tlw to the Confederate Monument Fund. This is a generous donation. iB< >RO R \V A SHI Nf'.Tt > N. Every school-boy knows the record Of General Washington's noble life, his devotion to his country, which he 1 served at such personal sacrifice; and they know, nlso, that he has come down through the ages, heralded In song and story, as the Father of hla Country; First in War. First in Peace, and First In the Hearts of his Country? men. Much that Is good In the American form of government is directly traeable to General Washington's strong per? sonality, and it is very certain that his hands shaped the doctrines of this great republic. IIIS niRTH. General Washington was born In Westmoreland county, Virginia. Feb? ruary 22, ITal. He was a son of Au? gustine Washington and his second wife. Mary Ball, a descendant of John Washington, who emigrated to Vir? ginia from England, about 1I...7. Augustine Washington died when his second son. George, was 12 years old, leaving a large amount of property to his widow and five children. HIS EDUCATION. His education In the local schools ex? tended only to reading, writing, arith? metic, book-keeping, and land-survey? ing. He grew tall, had a great physi? cal strength, and was fond of military and athletic exercises. In 1740 his eider brother. Captain Lawrence Washington, served under Admiral Vernon, in the expedition against Carthagena, and named his residence, on the Potomac. Mount Ver? non, In honor of his commander. WAS OFFERED COMMISSION. George Washington was offered a position as midshipman on his ship, which. but for th# opposition of his mother. he would have gladly accepted. This mag? nificent estate was inherited by him at his mother's death. livery student of history Is familiar with his record as a soldier and states? man, in both of which he excelled. IIIS D10 ATI I. On the 12th of December. 1709. Just one hundred years ago. he was exposed in the saddle for several hours to cold and snow, and was attacked with acute laringgltls, from which he died Decem? ber 14. 1799, aged sixty-seven years. PRINCESS ANNE OPENED. The Princess Anne Hotel will be opened to-day for the season. This superb hostelry will be under the man ngemcnt this season of Mr. Sylvanus stokes, of the Montlcello, with Col. A. W. Archer, a well-known hotel man from Richmond, .im resident manager. it i.s stated that many ivum-sts for rooms have been r.ivi-,1. and that several notable people Will spend the remainder of the winter there. The trains will take down this af? ternoon a large number of Norfolk's society pe?ple, and a brilliant german will be giv.n. The dinner will be Served at Ii p. in. HOTEL CHAM BERLIN, Washington's birthday will be cele? brated at the Chamberlih, pid Point, to-night, by an Impromptu hop, A number of society people from Norfolk will bo present. No cards were Issued, but a cordial welcome will be extended to all friends of the hotel. Kcv. Josllim Hunter Here. Rev. Joshua Si Hunter, n former pas? tor of Queen Street M. E. Church, but now presiding elder of the Charlottes vllle District, arrived in the city last night to attend the conference of pre? siding elders, with BlBhop Galloway in the interest of the "Twentieth Century Educational fund,, at Epworth Church to-morrow afternoon, at :t o'clock. He is the guest of Mr. R. li. Odend'hal, Olney Road. Ghent, and will preach at Querii Street Church to-night at 7:30 o'clock. The Mildern Wii.y. Commends itself to the well-informed, to do pleasantly ami effectually what was formerly done in the crudest man? ner and disagreeably as well. To cleanse the system and break up colds, headaches and fevers without unpleas? ant after effects, use the delightful li? quid laxative remedy. Syrup of Figs. Made by California Fig Syrup Co. flood health s worth more than any thliiK else i,i you. and every bottle of 11 Pi Sarsaparille contains goc'd health. A New ??oiia. "She was Born In Old Virginia" Is th? title of a very pretty song Just pub? lished by the Langhorne Muse- Com? pany, of this city. The words are by J. Vlckery I<anghorne and music by Hoher: R. Whittemore. This s >ug will, no d.oibt. become popular. Auction Knie? Ye?n-riliijr. Messrs. C. II. Ferrell ? Co., auction? eers, sold at the Real Estate lixchange y. -I. rday for Judge J. M. Keeling, spe? cial commissioner, all the property s.t uated near the village of Huntersvllle i to various purchasers, for JMvO. 1* a It loh entektai.\hi;m. HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF CUMBERLAND STREET > CHURCH. A parlor entertainment was given last night at the residence of Mr. Walter J. Simmons, 125 Hank street, fur the ben? efit of the Home Missionary Society, of ?.'uinbei land Street Methodist Church. Tho affair was attended by about 200 people, and was a grout success. The program was as follows: Piano Solo.Prof. Fltz Recitation.Miss Nettie Miller Vocal Duet Mis. Fentross and Miss Powers. Recitation.Miss F>.>u Skinner Piano s.d.?.Miss Fanny Berry Bass Solo. Deep, Deep Sea". .Mr. Walter Dusoh Recitation.Miss Parletto Whistling Solo.Miss llofhelmer Mai- Quartet;.-- Messrs. Coats, Ed? monds, Crose and Small. An elegant supper was served. Dr. A. <;. Brown, presiding elder of Norfolk District, and Rev. .1. 11. Amiss, of Rap pa hannock District, honored the occa? sion with their presence. All glasses prescribed by Dr. Week guaranteed Examinations free. 310 Main street. Will Ash I or l imner. The Hoard of Directors of the new Jubilee Association met in the rooms of tlie Business Men's Association last evening for the purpose of considering tlie matter of n charter and deciding on a name for the association. After careful consideration it was decided t-> I call tlie organization the Tidewater Carnival Association. which would every spring give a Mischtanxn. Mr. Yenahl,- submitted the draft of I the charter he had been requested to prepare, which was adopted, nhd to? morrow judge Ifnnckel, of the Corpora lion c.nir:. will be asked to grant this charter. Prior to stock taking we propose to inaugurate a special diamond sale, during the next ten days you will be aide to secure some rare bargains. TDK CALK JEWELRY CO. iMiicrr? K eeten. The United Order of ?rnnd Rising Sons and Daughters of Abraham held its annual meeting Monday and elected the following officers for the ensuing term: .1. A. Jarvis, S. 0. II., F. Sims, s. <;. v. li.: Wm. H. Copelnnd. s. G. S.: William Marsh, S. O. T.: J. H. Nash, s. O. I?.: 13. D. Shepherd, s. c. c.; M. Williams. S. O. I. C: L. W. Tlnmas, s. o. M.; James Taille, s Q. C. ?eo Dr. Week about your eyes. Ex? amination free. 310 Main street. Wiirk Keanmeil on < Impel Ntreet. Work was resumed on the Chapel street paving yesterday morning. The hands yesterday were engaged in removing the debris and cleaning up tlie street, from Wood to Chapel. The city Engineer's Department expects to push this work to rapid completion, and expects. If the weather is favorable, to have the bricks laid to Calvert street Ip a short time. The courses of the Virginian-Pilot's "Home Study Circle" begin next Sun? day, the 26th of February. See an? nouncement page 7. Snow Removed. The street cleaning department re? moved the snow from Water street yes? terday. Tlie street cleaners have work? ed industriously, and under favorable conditions of warm weather and rain:) the streets were put in fairly good con? dition w IthOUt delay. OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 5. Gained Strength Abla to Walk n Long Distance Slnco Taking Hood's Sarsparilla ? That Tirod Fooling Overcome. "i was very weak und could not gain strength. I determined to try Hood'sSar saparilla. After i hud taken a tew bottles 1 could get around in the house and walk a bloct- or two. i kept on taking Hood's nnd now I nui able to walk quite a dis? tance and can do many other things about t lie house, which I could not do for a long . time bet?re taking Hood's S.irsaparilla. This medicine has strengthened me won? derfully, aud done me good in many wij'8." Mbb. J. J. Grimes, 210 West Cory Blreet, Richmond, Virginia. " 1 um subject to that t ired feeling, and hearini? Hood's Sarsapsrilln so often spoken of asa strengthening medicine I purchased a holt le. It gave me relief at once, and 1 have not be en troubled with that tired feeling since i began its use." William a. Rarkktt, no North West Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Hood's SarsapariiGa lithe liest In fact, the One True Wood Purifier. Hood's Pills "ver ",S! raay to iioou s fills take, easy to opcrate.i!6o. MADE BOTTLED SOLD DRUGGISTS, GROCERS AND HOTELS SELL IT. N EVER supplied except In Sealed Bottles, bearing proprie? tors firm name Signature thus: Trade supplied by W 111'l i; HRi IS. Norfolk. V.l._ PIANOS, PIANOS, PIANOS. We have h number of second-hand Pianos, trtkea in exohange for tin- Peer? less St'.cff Upright Piano. We have or? dered from our factory a large Shipment ' of latest design Pianos, an in order to make room, will offer these second-hand Plahos at exceedingly low prices. Among the l st is i Checkering, in good condition, just the think for beginners, price $35. Also several Organs, some as low as 120 , if you want a Piano come and nee im. We" .hi sen >ou a strictly high-grade 1 Piano at Factory Price. We manufacture. CHAS. M. STIEFF FACTORY, Warerooms Monticello Hotel, Granby Street, Norfolk; . JOHN J. FOSTER, Manager. An Ordinance COMPELLING- TUB OWNEHS OF BUI LINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY WARD ALONG THE LINE OF TUB PUBLIC SEWERAGE TO CONNECT THBREWTTH. Whereas, The Gcnejcal Assembly of Virginia has authorized the construction of i publl sewerage system in Atlantic city Ward; and When is, The - ti l sewerage has been laid al ng certain streets In salt! ward in accordance with sa d act. Therefore, be It ordained by the Com? ma-. an,i s. Councils of the City of Norfolk that, lit. The owner of every building in Atlantl City Ward now erected or which ni ty lei, iti.-r erect- 1. oocuplrd or to be occupied foi any purpose whatever shall reuse the same or some portion of the premises whereon It may be- sltu ated to bi connected with saht public sewer; provided such building or premises be on r along the iin?? of the said public system of w< rage or drainage. -nd. It shall he unlawful for any per? son to liavi an) privy on his lot or In any house on the line of said public system of sew rage In Atlantic City Ward that Is not connected therewith. 3rd. All buildings and premises situated on any inii" or court opening Into a street ilong which the said public system of sew. ray.- is laut ?hall be considered on the line on i lid public system of sewer? age nn i subject to all the provisions of this ordinait< e. 4th. Any person violating any provision tot this 01 din .shall pay a tine of not less than $5.00 nor more than SSO.QQ ami every day of failure to comply herewith shall b.nsldored a sepcrate offence. 5th. This ordinance shall take effect from and .ifier July 1st. 1S99. nth. This ordinance shall be published for- live days successively In tho Public Ledger and Virginian-Pilot. Adopted by the Common Council Feb? ruary 7th. 1S99. .1 P. BAST, President Common Council. Adopted by the S.-e . t Council February llth. IV".'. PRED GREENWOOD, President Select council. Teste: li. S. IIBUM aN. City Treasuer. fer.!-5t NOTIGE? TO CONTRACTORS Sealed proposals will be reclcved at the office of the CUj Engineer, Norfolk, Vat until 12 o'clock ;-. on of the 9TH DAV OP MAHCH, A. D. IV.".'. for constructing sewers In the Fifth or Hi ambit-ton Ward, of the City of Norfolk. Va. ?Form- of i?ro|- i al.--. oe-t-it-s-of- spei Itlea ttohs, approximate schedule of work and Instructions to bidders may be obtained, and plans ind prollles of proposed work seen at the office of ihr city Engineer, Norfolk. Va. Bin h b d must be accom? panied by a cert Hi d check in the .sum of Two Thousand Dollars tS-V?*? as a guar? antee of the y- oil faith of tho bidder, which check Will he forfeited ns llqul dited damages In the event of the failure or refusal of the successful bidder to enter into a contract within two (2) weeks of the date of the awarding the contract to him. A satisfactory bond In the sum of ; Twenty Thousand Dollars it20.coo) for the faithful carrying out of tho contract will be required. The right to reject any or all bids 19 sped illy reserved, (Signed.) THK LOCAL HOARD OK IMPROVE? MENT OP mtAMULKTON WARD, NORFOLK, \A. feS-10t-eod C. J. JONES, President. IT TEETH! "1 LV Full Set. jr..oo. u ~i" V Odd Filling. $1.00. .1 i>, Silver Fillings, 60c. up. ? Gold Crowns. J? 00 to J10.00. ,\ Vitalized Air. 50c.. for the painless ( extraction of teeth. }> The leading physicians of Nor ?' folk recommend vitalized AJr, as !.\ it is perfectly safe. ?ALBANY DENTAL PARLORS, I DR. W. W. FREEMAN, Mgr., 374 Main Strett. J MRS. H. P0SNER Takes pleasure In informing tho public that she has removed her ur.llnery estab? lishment n the Monticello building, on Granb) street, where she has iltted up HANDSOME PARLORS with everything In the millinery line, and wh rc she will be pleased io have tho lad! 9 < ill and examine her really lino display of High Grade lYVrHfaery. airs Pesntr proposes to conduct the LA MODE upon ?> high plane and to keep up the highest standard of excellence known to the millinery int. JelM-codly 11 OR SALE. - AN IDEAL HOME IN ' the land of sunshine and flowers, three miles from the postofflce, in tho city of Norfolk, Va. located Immediately on salt water, contains about seventy acres, ten acres in woods, balance In high slate of cultivation; about quarter of a mile frontage on salt water; fine ovster ir on.!-, on which oysters can be raised for family use in abundance, and for market: house of fourteen rooms with mi l lion-.. abundance of purest water right at the door, grounds about tin- house covi :. .| with tine shade trees, shrubbery, choice (lowers, vines, etc. Barns, out-house of four moms for help, about on.- ban.Ire.1 pear trees. Duchess variety, about fifty Sickles pear, also peaches, J.i. incse plums all in bearing. Connected with city by tine shell road Por terms and further Information call oi si! C. IIOCJOARD & CO. j. Bank street, Norfolk, Va. Jala-su.we-tf_ Chest Protectors, Chest Protectors, Chest Protectors, ?AT? Trotter's Drug Store, ,Joft Wain St. Cor. Church St. DR1RYME IN, DMP.T TRADE ARE INVITED TO . pect our new MILL FEED. Unsurpassi I bs anything offered to the trade loi luclng Milk. Pries below compctltl Ml higan Green Clover Hay (or Milk low* also. D. P. REID &. BRO. Hay and Grain. :?> CAB. IX)ADS n hand and enrouto. Will I- - !?? ip. Secure my prices be fote p'.ac.iig your orders. J. H. COFER, fci9-jm Citizens Bank Building.