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?Washington, March 1.?Forecast for Thursday: Virginia?Hain; fresh easterly winds. North Carolina?Increasing cloudi? ness, probably rain; warmer; fresh to cast to south winds. Norfolk nnil Vicinity. WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO? DAY. ThreateninK', probably rain In after? noon or night; stationary temperature; light to fresh winds, becoming east. TEMPERATURE. RAINFALL AND HUMIDITY. Maximum temperature. 02 Minimum temperature. 41 Normal temperature. 44 arture from normal.plus S irjture from normal since Janu y 1st. minus 133 fall in past 114 hours. 0 '.til since llrst of month. 0 i humidity. 74 CALENDAR, .'a rises at 6:35 a. m. and sets at ." p, m. TIDES. S oi folk?High water at 0:00 n. m. and . 01 p. m.; low water at 6:10 a. in. mid I' iX p. m. i Id Point? High water at 11:30 a. m. 11:40 p. m.; low water at f>:40 a. m. and .'.:.".7 p. m. nie?. MANN'?At his residence, Hank street, Wednesday, March 1st, at 7:l"i a. in., A. .1. MANX In the Cist year of his age. The remains will be taken to Petersburg on the 7:lf> Norfolk and Western train Til l.s (Thursday) MORNING The funeral will take place at the old Hlandford ci in etery on arrival of the train. SANTO.?.?At the residence of parents No. coo liuto street. Wednesday, March Jm, nt 3 o'clock a. in.. ROXY MICHAEL, son of Frank and ROBa San? tos, in tho lnth year of h's age. The funeral will take place fi-^in St. Mary's Catholic Church THIS (Thursd: AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock. Friends of tiic family are Invited to attend. Monuments and Gravestones, The selection of a sultahlo memorial In marblo or gran lie can ho readily mnde from cur stock, for wo carry tho largest assortment of tliilsh ed designs In the South. 'THE COUPER MARBLE WORKS IKMabllfttted 00 Tnin.| |S0-I6:| llmtu *?(. .Viirlnln, Vn. A.HI Mi.M I .> l *?. A> WTI K'S ACADEMY (II JIl'MC FRIDAY, MARC! I 3. AT 8 P. M. SHARP MR. GEORGE KENNAN, The Renowned Traveler, will lecture the Norfolk Lyceum Course. .Subject: "Life on the Great Siberian fload." Non-mcmbers may obtain tickets at the box oltlcc. mh2-i JAMES WB1TC0MB RILBY Has been secured for a public appear? ance in the Academy of Moste, Norfolk, lie will give selections from Ins works THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 9. Advance palo of seats nt usual scale of prices will begin .Monday morning, March 5. at box office. LITERARY AND SOCIETY EVENT. mhl-St _ AN WICK'S VI A IM .11V OI'.11 LSIC MON'iDAY. MARCH 0T1I. The Urcat New York Success, "UNDER THE RED ROBE." With a powerful east, Including WM. MORRIS, All original scenery and ef? fects. Prices, ii."A 11.00, 60c. und J?c. marl-5t AUDITORIUfl THEATRE, S. K Cor Nebraska and linlon Sts. JAS M. fJARTON_I'rop and Manager. WILEY II AMI I .ton. a mus'm't Director, Open every night in I ho year. Smoking; Concerts presentlhg n, respectable, up to-date vaudeville entertainment. Matinees. Tues.. Th?rs, anil frsits at ! p. in. levelling performances continuous from s till 12. Admission, 10, li and 2?c. Ja---iy_ ?IHK I l.\l.?. XrOTlCE, - THE ANNUAL MEET In? Of the CAI'K?ItENKY PARK I AMi LAND COMPANY Will be held at the ofllcc of th secretary ami treasurer, loom No. 1 l.owenheig building, In the city of Norfolk. Ya . on THURSDAY', lllu 10th day of March, IS99, at 12 o'clock, m. RICHARD 1 f, BAKER, President. WM. \V. OLD, Secretary and Treasurer, mar-tdm rp HE X stockholders of the lynn hay- un syndicate will beheld at the Compay's oHice, No. 36 Main street, Ne folk. Vn. on thursday', March 23d, IS99, at 1- ni. rout. w. lamr, _ fe;3-td_Secrota ry. Mbetino.?the annual meet lug of Hie tidewater PERl'bt ual buidino and loan associa? tion will be held at the company's <u flc.v No 22 Hank strict, on wednes? day, March Stli 1899, at 7:?) p. in. \\\ ii. Taylor, President. ii. 1.. page, Secretary. fe24-llt CARD OT THANKS. I de.?lro to return thanks to tho kind friends, trained nurses and phys'clnns foi their many and constant aeis of kindness shown me and my family during the ill? ness and death of my beloved .laughter, Mary. (Signed.) MRS. P. BUIVRUSS. 11?_ notice:. The undersigned has purchased of Ltlla V. Peed, administratrix of llornca S. Pe'id. deceased, her interest ns such ad? ministratrix In the usscts anil business ,.f the late tirm of F M. PEED & SON. composed of the said Horace S. Peed and the Undersigned, and will hereafter carry on at the old stand of the said flim. No. 217 Water street, Norfolk. Virginia, ih< business of Wholesale and Retail Ship Chandlers and (iroceries In all Its bi anches, under tho name and style of .1 M. JORDAN CO, All persons indebted to the latft lirm of F. M. PEED & SON will l ie..se make payment to the undersigned. ft21-1 in 5. M. JORDAN. INVESTMENTS. It Is desired to sell In Norfolk. Ports, mouth and Hie navy-yard about $15.000 ?worth of the preferred sio^k of the Ro? per Warehouse Company, bearing 0 per cent. Interest, guaranteed, in gold, p.iv able seml-annually, Only j^oooo of tU' preferred stock will be issued, p. rson wishing the stock should apply at once to THE CITIZENS' RANK, Norfolk. Vn. GUARDIAN TRUST AND DEPOSI'J COMPANY. Baltimore. Md. fc2fi-lw COURT DECISIONS. Notes of Cases Recently Decided,, Which are of Interest 'to Our People. DIGESTED BY W- B- MARTIN, (Exclusively for Virginian-Pilot.) burruss v. national; life association. Supremo Court of Appeals of Virginia, January 13, 1S99. insurance Pi ilicy ? CODE op virginia, section ?.20J. RE? quiring conditions and restrictive provisions OF A policy TO BE print? ED in type op A speci? fied bisse, OR written, ap? plies to the application Full the policy, if expressly MADE A PART of the con? TRACT OF insurance. where insurance IS affected FOR T1IK benefit of A CRED? itor ON titt: life of A DEBT? OR, upon misrepresentations MADE BY TI1K assured, IT will vitiate Till: policy AL? though the beneficiary WAS ignorant of the misrep? resent ati! >N'S. The plaintiff was the beneficiary in a life Insurance policy issued by de? fendant on the lifo of a debtor of the plaintiff. The debtor died and suit was brought on the policy. The company claimed that the debtor had obtained the policy by fraud; The lower court de? cided in favor ol the defendant on a demurrer to the evidence and plaintiff appealed. The Court of Appeals sus? taining lite lower court says: The court is of opinion tint section n.L'W of the Code, which provides that no failure to perform any condition or restrictive provision cd' a policy shall be a valid defence to an action there? on unless such condition or restrictive provision be printed in type of a speci? fied size or written with pen and ink -In?or on the policy, applies ai;k- to the application and the poll) y issued there? on, where, as In the ease under consid? eration. Hie application is expressly made a part of the contract of insur? ance. * ? Any other construction would enable the insurer to avoid the statute by muting all such conditions and rcsttcllve provisions in the appli? cation alone. The clause in the applica? tion obnoxious to this provision of the statute must therefore be disregarded, and tlie case considered as if no con? ditions, or restrictive provisions were embodied in the contract sued on. The defendant company by Its plea, puts in issue the bona Ildes of the contract by alleging that the answers made by the insured to c< rtnln material ques? tions were absolutely false and untrue, and that they were made for the pur? pose of misleading, deceiving and de? frauding the defendant, and did de? ceive and mislead It into Issuing th" policy sued on. Recognising and giving 1 full force to the rule controlling in case | of a demurrer to evidence this plea Is abundantly sustained. The policy In question was issued for the benefit of a creditor of the insured, and it is con? tended (hat tho beneficiary is not affect? ed by the raise representations of the insured, because the agent of the com? pany wlio took the application bad knowledge of the- falsity of such state? ments at the time they were made, and that the company Is estopped to rely on tlte same us avoiding the policy. In? dependent <>f the question whether such knowledge if possessed by the agcnl would bind the company, and pri venl it from relying on the fraud of the insured, the evideni e does not sus? tain the contention that any sm h knowledge was brought home to the agent. it would hardly he contended that if the Insured had taken out this pdlley for his own benefit tit.it his estate could recover it In the face ,.f the gro-,* fraud shown to have been perpetrated by him In procuring It. There is nothing In tli-' circumstances of the eis? to place the beneficiary in any better position thin the insured vvntild have occupied had the policy been for his benefit. Where insurance is i ffeetod upon the life of a third person for the lien.fi: of a creditor, and misrepresentations of materials matters inducing the contract are made by I bo narty whose Ufa I'' sttred, it will vitiate the policy, al? though the beneficiary was ignorant of such false representations. For these reasons the judgment complained of must be affirmi d. BRUNSWICK GROCERY CO. V. BRUNSWICK L. W. P.. CO. Supreme Court of Georgia, December 20. 1S9S. A PLAINTIFF CANNOT DISMISS HIS SUIT AFTER FINDING THAI' THE JURY ARE ABOUT TO RE? TURN A VERDICT AGAINST HIM. A RAILROAD COM PA N Y. AS WARE? HOUSEMAN, IS N'">T LIABLE FOR GOODS DESTROYED BY A FIRE, WHICH WAS CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF AN INDEPEN? DENT CONTRACTOR, WHO WA3 REPAIRING ITS WHARVES NEAR THE WAREHOUSE. This was a suit by the plaintiff gro? cery company against the tiefenden! railroad company to recover the value of certain rait, which was stored in a war- house of the railroad company and was destroyed by fire. The fire was caused by the negligence of a party who had contracted to repair the wharf of the railroad company, near the warehouse, and was using a pile-driving engine for that purpose, sparks from which were supposed to have caused Iho tiro. The defendant had no control over tlte contractor's Handel or machinery, simply paying him for his work when finished. Just before the jury returned Its verdict for the defendant the plaintiff's coun? sel moved 10 dismiss the suit, which motion the court overruled and rc celvcd the verdict and gave judgment for the defendant. The plaintiff ap? pealed. The court say.-: It appears from the record that the judge at the conclusion of the charge to the jury, being about to take a re? cess until the next day, instructed the jury that, if they should agree upon a verdict during the recess, the fore? man should retain it, and the jury might then disperse until court con? vened. The court then, upon request of counsel for both parties, gave per? mission Of counsel to ascertain from the jury their Unding, w hen made. Pur? ins the recess, counsel for plaintiff as eertained that the verdict was In fav? or of the defendant; and when the judge, upon tho convening of court next day, was about to receive) the verdict of the Jury, counsel for plaintiff moved to dismiss the case. The court, upon objection of counted for defendant, overruled the motion to dismiss, and ordered that the verdict be entered of re,-oril, which was done. Under the decisions of this court, the paintiff has this privilege at any tint*, even after the commencement of the trial, provided it Is exercised before the rendition or publication of a verdict. Manifestly, there Is no right on his part t<> dismiss the case after a formal re? turn bv the Jury of their verdict into court, and after counsel had thus been made aware of the result of the trial. In this case permission was given by the court for the jury to disperse after they had found their verdict, and they were also authorized t<> make known their finding to the counsel who repre? sented tlie contending parties, it was ascertained by counsel for plaintitr. during the recess of the court, what the verdict was. So far as the right of plaintiff to dismiss Its action was con? cerned, we think the ascertainment of tiie verdict in this way was tantamount to its publication, in lVeplcs v. Hoot, is Ca. 692, it was decided that the plaintiff may dismiss his case at any time before the verdict is published, if unknown to him. The authorities seem to be uniform to the effect that, where there is failure on the part of the warehouseman to de? liver goods on demand, there Is a pre? sumption of liability, and the burden is on him of accounting for the goods; but it does not follow from this that the burden necessarily remains on him throughout the case, for he may ac? count for the goods by showing their loss In such a way (by burglary or an accidental tire, for instance) ns will shift the onus, and will raise .the pre? sumption that the loss thus accounted for was not tin- result id" the ware? houseman's negligence. Hut we do not deem it necessary to puss directly upon this Question in the decision of this case. Even if tlie onus probandi was upon the ,!, fendant to tlie fullest extent claimed by the plaintiff in error, we thmk it was successfully carried by the unconlradictcd testimony in the case. Tin- theory of plaintiff's counsel evi? dently was that the fire was commu? nicated to the warehouse from the en? gine Unit was being operated by the contractor, ami was the result of nogll gen e, in not having the engine pro? vided with a spark arrester, or with some contrivance to prevent tlie spread of tire, and that, this contractor being an employee of the defendant com? pany, this negligence was attributable! to the company. There is no question, under the testimony, but that the party engaged in the operation of this en? gine was an Independent contractor', and was not subject to any direction and < ontrol in the management of bis Rim hinery ami In the operation of his business by the railroad company. The ;lc t which the contractor was do? ing was in violation of no duty Im? posed by contract with the employer, nor in violation of any duty imposed by tile statute; and the employer diil not retain the right to control tlie time and manner of executing the work, or In? terfere and assume control, so as to create the relation of master and ser? vant: nor diil tlie employer ratify tho wrong of the Independent contractor. Where none of these things exist, It manifestly follows from the statutes nbove cited that there can be no lia blllty on the part .if the employer. Wo think the Court was "right in overruling the motion to dismiss. Judgment affirmed. TKIUPLEMOF KHOITT. YESTERDAY'S RECORD OF THE VARIOUS COURTS. In the Tolice Court yesterday Jus? tice Tomlln disposed of the following cases: Mary E. Smith, colored, abusive lan? guage; fined $o.">0. Same, larceny; lined $3. .?Kittie Augusta, colored, assaulting and threatening to shoot Adllne Fionks, colored; lined $11. Sam Taylor, colored, assaulting Abra? ham Omar; dismissed. Lillie Arrlngton, colored, snatching $1 from Abraham Omar; dismissed. William Bowdeii, colored, assaulting Mary S. Robinson; lined $C. Robert Randolph, colored, stealing a $20 bicycle from VV. R. Veith; two months in jail. Henry Jones, colored, accessory to the theft of JUO from a naval officer several months ago; hold until March 9th. Have Mobln, stealing cigars from W. X. Wood; sen; to jail for fifteen days. GENERAL COURT NOTES. Judge Waddill was engaged in the United States Court yesterday hearing evidence in the admiralty ease of Ba? ke r & Cuffe against the tug South Bal? timore. Gladstone Hotel Agniu Bold? Rut n. short while ago Mr. H. L. Page, the well known real estate dealer, purchased at auction the Hotel Glad? stone, in this city, for Mr. J. S. Dar? ling, of Hampton, paying for it $30,700. Ycsti rday Mr. Page disposed of the property to Mr. A. J. Ford, for many years proprietor of Ford's Hotel, Rich? mond, the purchase price being JJiJ, 000. It is Understood that Mr. Cord will move to Norfolk and conduct the hotel himself. A few days ngo Mr. Page declined an oiier of $34,000 for this property* Prior to stock taking we propose to inaugurate a special diamond sale, so during the next ten days you will be able to secure some rare bargains. THE CALF. JEWELRY CO. Enforcing Hie laiw. Warrants were served yesterday on four Main street merchants on com? plaint of Assistant Street Inspector j.'Miles. f,?r violating the city ordi? nance prohibiting the throwing of wasti paper on tlie streets. Mr. Jaquea says that he intends to eee that this law Is rigidly enforced, and that no man who violates its provision shall es? cape the penalty. Pa your glasses suit you? If not, see Pr. Week, .110 Main street. A Norfolk .Neuro Kllleil. A dispatch from Sanford, N. C, date, Sunday night, says: A negro tramp called himself CharlU Jones ami hailing from Norfolk, wa. shot and killetk-almost Instantly at 1! o'clock Saturday night by Gun Cotton a negro employed at a livery stable here. Tlie shooting was the result o a quarrel over a negro woman. Jone, has been working as a laborer (or a few days In Sanford. THE WISE YOUNG CONTEST Dr. Wise Serves Notice on Mr. Young. THAT HE WANTS MORE TIME win niirccnni ilio Provision* or n?p I,niv Bccnuso Ilio Wriitlier llni llnd In F?'briinpy ? Mr. Voting Will Yield Notnlng but um t'ontenil Mini Dr. nun .niiNf Comply iVIiti i in- Mtatutoa, The Wise-Young contest has been dragging along for forty days .and up to the present time has aroused no geu eral interest. It appears from the following notice served on Mr. Young yesterday that the ground h?g weather of February knocked the bottom out of Dr. Wise's aspirations. Whether this is so or not the reporter expresses no opinion, but Judge Brooke, Mr. Youngs attorney, snid yesterday that he was certain that Dr. Wise had failed to make out a case and that his intention td disregard tie letter of the law is an easy way of coming down from a high perch. THE NOTICE. The notice is as follows: Mr. William A. Young: Pear Sir:?The unusual storms and fall of snow in the Second Congres? sional District of Virginia during tho period between January *j4th and Feb? ruary 20th, IV.?!), have made the roads in the district practically Impasablc, anil blocked travel in every part of the district and rendered it imposlble for me to take tho voluminous testimony which was necessary to establish my ense in the contest for . seat in the Fifty-sixth Congress of the I'nited States, in which contest you are the eontestec and 1 am the contestant. It baa been Impossible for the witnesses to come to the plnces appointed for taking depositions, and although every? thing that was possible has been done I to llnlsh the work within the time men? tioned in the statute, a great deal of testimony remains untaken. and Justice cannot he done if I am concluded by the lapse of forty days from January 24, IS'.!!?. Take notice, therefore, that 1 shall and will continue the taking ->f depositions after March 4th. 1S99, for nt least twenty days, and having taken suc h depositions 1 shall insist that the same shall he considered and read by the House of Representatives as part of the evidence to which I am entitled in the hearing of said contest. I shall contend that the House of Representa? tives In the Fifty-sixth Congress Is by Article 1, Section ? of the Constitution of the United states, made the sole judge of the election returns and quali? fication of Its members; that in this contest It Is the right of that House to ilo substantial Justice; that It may, if it see lit. disregard the time limit for the taking of contestant's testimony by tho statute passed by a preceding t'on greas, and that it should under the cir? cumstances disregard said time and hoar the testimony so taken. You uro further notified that I am willing to enter Into a stipulation with you whereby my time for taking the testimony shall be extended for twenty [days from the 4th of March, ISOfi, in consideration of the premises, and your time for taking- testimony shall not be deemed to begin until thai dale, and shall continue for forty days therefrom, after which period tho ten days allowed for rebuttal testimony shall begin. Please protect your Interests in this matter. RICHARD A. WISE. (By John S. Wise, His Attorney.) Mandl 1st. 1S!>0. T11E LAW. Revised Statutes, section 107. says: In all contested election cases the time allowed for taking testimony shall be ninety days, and the testimony shall be taken in the following order: The con? testant shall take testimony during the first forty days, the returned member during the succeeding forty days, and the contestant may take testimony in rebuttal only during the remaining ten days of said period. HOW IT SHOULD BE CONSTRUED. Sal-at-Large. page 338, says: Sec? tion 107 of tho Revised Statutes the (one quoted above) shall be const rind na requiring all testimony in case ,,f contested election to be taken within ninety days from the day on which the answer of the returned member is served upon the contestant. WHAT MR. YOUNQ WILL DO. Tlu> Vlrglnlan-Pllot is informed that Mr. Young will not yield any of his rights, but will begin to take testi? mony as provided by low. Mr. Young does not believe that Congress will dis? regard the law and seat Dr. Wise. Illt. VAM'l: IV IIA 1.1 I HOICK. HOLDS ACCEPTANCE <>K FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CALL IN ABEYANCE. Yesterday's Baltimore sun says: RcV. Dr. James I. Vance, of Nash? ville, Tonn., who has recently been In? vited to become the pastor of the First Presbyterian church, arrived in the city yesterday, lie will remain until some time next week, and during his visit will assist his brother. Rev. Joseph A. Vance, pastor of Maryland Avenue Presbyterian Church, in the special services which the latter is holding at hid Church. Rev. Dr. James 1. Van preached at both the afternoon and night services yesterday and is ex? pected to preach every afternoon and nigiu this week, except Saturday night. l?r. Vance has not Indicated what his decision will be In regard to the call from the First Church. He will has" same Opportunity while In town t I ac? quaint himself with the work of the church and its possibilities. Tho con? gregations at both services yesterday were large, and included* 1"-.-..! s tie members of the Maryland Avenue; Church, representative members of th..; First Church, several Presbyterian ministers as well as ministers of other denominations. The resemblance between the Nash? ville Dr. Vance ami his 'brother, the pastor of the Maryland Avenue Church, is s.> marked that cither of the two men could easily be taken for the other. They are of the same height Both are fair-haired and guiltless of mustache or beard. Added to these possibilities toward confusion of Identity nre tho possibilities which arise from the fact that oven the initials of the two broth? ers?J. A. und J. 1.?are nearly Iden? tical. Rev. Hr. Vance's manner In speaking Is quiet, dignified, thoroughly sincere. He Is clear and decided In his treat meat of his subjects?defining his points well and elaborating In such a way that his thought cannot be misunder? stood. He Is a man of decided convic? tions and does not hesitate to express them. His plea In n sermon preached at Christmas time for the re-union of the Northern and Southern Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church, coming, as it did, from a m-ml>er of the Southern Ass tnhlv, has attracted wide atten? tion. Will l.tvc Im Norlnlto. Tuesday's Staunton Spectator says: "A formal letter has been received by MaJ. 11. M. Hell, apprising him that .Mrs. Cen. J. E. B. Smart had tendered her resignation to the General Hoard of Trustees of Virginia Female Insti? tute, through Its president, the Rt. Rev. F. M. Whittle. 1). l>.. LL. D., as principal of that Institution, to go into, effect at the end of the prescht scho? lastic year. She give* as a reason for pursuing tills course that, besides fail? ing health, she has received a great alllictlon in the loss of her daughter, .Mrs. Virginia Waller, of Norfolk, the necessary care of w hose children should and win occupy her entire time. This news will carry with it univer? sal surprise and regret, and will cause a vacancy that will not be easily tilled in the near future. In the number of years that Mrs. Stuart has been prin? cipal this institution has made wonder? ful strides in Improvement, and from the beginning its standard of learning has been that of the highest. Norfolk Col lean Sluslc Itecllnl. The pupils of Norfolk College for Young Ladies will this evening give one of the delightful music recitals | which have In the past contributed so [ much to the enjoyment of those of our people who have been so fortunate as to be able to attend them. The fol? lowing program has been arranged for| the occasion; Piano solo. "Dauses Boheme. ' Nos. 1 and 2.J. Low Miss Bessie Ktherldgo and Mr; Koerncr. Song, "My Lady's Window" .Nell Miss Mabel Roper. Piano solo, "invitation to the Panoo".Weber Mis.s 1!,?s.sie p.therntge. Piano solo. -Air de Ballet"..Chamlnade| Miss Maude Hecht. Ladies' chorus, "Gypsy Chorus,'.' Bohemian Girl.H?lfe Chorus Class. Piano solo, "Lc Tourbtllon".Mattel Miss Lydia Mncomb. Soprano spio, "A May Morning"..Denza Miss Estelle Putt. Piano solo. "Satellite Polka Ca? price" .Alden Miss Dixie Plummer. Soprano solo, "The Heaven of the Heart" .Klein Mrs. Patti. Piano solo, ''Valse Revell d*Amour" .Moskowski Miss Emily La Hlanc. Ladies' ( horns. "O'er the Mea? dows" .Barrl Chorus Clans. Piano solo, aArlcqulno".Chamlnade Miss Edna Kahn. du.? Fluni ms I.V.H ttii>. TUE BURNS OF MR. SANTOS CHILD PROVE FATAL. The little son of Mr. Frank Saudis, who was si? terribly burned Tuesday night, died yesterday morning from the effects of the injuries. The funeral will take place this afternoon at .'! o'clock, from St. Mnrk's Catholic Church. Coroner charters held an inquest over the remains. Die verdict of the Jury be? ing that death resulted from burns ac? cidentally received Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Santos, who were quite painfully burned ab iut the hands and arms In an attempt to extinguish the lire that resulted in tin- death of their child, were reported to he doing as well as could be expected. .'IIftolouni i Itnll)*. Tie- missionary rally at the First Baptist Church, was largely attended last night, ami tin- exercises were very Interesting. Judge Eure presided und Mr. Mi K. Wood house, or Berkley) of? fered prayer. Mr. T. II. Elicit, president of the estlllg address, telling the origin and work or tho splendid organisation. Home missions will be the subject of the me ting for to-night, and Lev. Or. w. R. I.. Smith, one of the most elo? quent and distinguished diviner, In the South, will be the speaker. Rev. Dr. Whnrton will preside and Rev. J. w Miu hell will also speak. Norfolk ?* IVr.itrr ? Klnlpinriit. Following is the statement of the earnings and expenses of tlie Norfolk and Western railway for February Total earnings. $96t,GC5.37; total ex p. us. s, $660.651.11. liiere -se '?( eariHtlttr?.?f-g-.-sd Vii I. pel- c ut; increase in expenses, 527,434.81, or 4 per cent. Earnings for seven months ending January 1st, $6,002,173.547, an increase of $214,209.90, or :: per cent. Expenses for the same period of time, $4,62t,S20.74, an increase of $3,734,. The n d earnings for February were $.101,014.23, and for seven months, $2 37 352.S0. fcntctnr.v llmler unter, The Cemetery Committee win ask the Councils for $-.00'? to drain a part of the cemetery on the nlmshouse tract. During the recent wet weather, a por? tion of tile l"t was several inches un? der wat.-r. am! it was Impossible to Inter bodies in the cemetery. All gla-res prescribed by Dr. Week guaranteed. Examinations free. 3io Main street. A lilnrnl I>??pc, 11,,i,, Mr. P.. Newgass, president of the At? lantic and Danville Railroad Company, accompanied by Mr. 0. o. Ha.ynes, gen eral manager, and H. E. Hutchlns general superintendent, left yesterday on a tour or Inspection of the entire line. They will probably return thin evening. IIa by Carriage*. Just received, a fine assortment nt Hey woods; prices from ts to $io. cash or credit. Williamson & Sykes. 663 and 565 Church street, near Queen, feJi-tf. OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 5. \ NO SLEEP FOR THREE MOUTHS, ?up fume of MorplrwuiCSI T??t 4,'nH be ilTi'rconiCi Mr. Win. Hamlsehu. of 4Cth street. Cot? ton Alley, Pltlsburg l'a.. expresses hlm If follows regard!ok tbo new remedy for it mmon and obstinate disease, piles; I take pleasure in stating: ?bat I wo ? iftl ted with piles that for three ? l ? ' no tegular sleep; I became coin) Ictelj rostrated the docUr? did mo no - r. \ brother told me of the new ie Pyramid Pile Cure: ! I - i ? :' my iruggist three 50 cent boxes and they completely cured me. I ? in :?? at u rk and but for this rein? ly i would be on my back. 1 I ki great pleasure in writing this let- ? tcr b tiuse go many people are sufferers from this trouble who like myself did not Ki 'W ? ? u. look i ir a permanent, safe, reliable eure. Kxi ici with tit Pyramid rile Cure Par thw past three years has demonstrated t<> the medical profession as well us to thousai Is of sufferer* from plies, that it Is lh< - i a?o# effoctual pile cure offen i to the public, containing no opiates ..: poh as any kind, painless and convenient to handle, and being sold by dra... it 50c, an I $1.00 per box. Is Wtthln i:i reach Ol every sufferer. Very often two or three boxes have wad a unpleto eure of chronic cases that hid n-jt yielded to other remedies for ytars. Thi :?? is scarcely a disease more aggra? vate and obstinate to euro than the v ? ol piles, and it Is a com? mon practice to use ointments, salves and similar preparations containing dangerous polsoi ' move the trouble. The Pyra? mid has super.o i.-.i all of th.se ineffectual rem? It' ind n.it suffering with any. !'- w III make any mistake tn Hiving the Pyramid a trial. If In doubt as to the nature of vour ? send to The Pyramid Drug Co.. M n sbnll M i., i n valuable book on pik s, rtesi I blng all forms of the disease and describing the m thods of cure Any druggist can furnish the Pyramid Pl-o Cure us it Is the best known and ma>; ivopulnr rein' ly for plies and if you ask him In can doubtless refer you to many people In your own vicinity who have buen cured completely by It. iuh_\i An Ordinance CONCERNING HOLT STREBT AND RACEFIEI.D BRIDGES. ne II ordain ?'. by the Common and Se? iet Councils of the City of Norfolk, that. 1st. All droves of cattle horses or other ste^k are hereby prohibited from being driven over Holt or Racefleld Bridges. 2nd. No person shall ride or drive any draught animal at a faster rato than a walk ov< I' sa d bridges. 3rd Any violation of anv provisions of this ordinance shall be punished by fine of not mere than j.D.CO. Ad ntcd by the Select Council Febru? ary 23rd, IV.'. PR ED G R KENWOOD, President of the Select Counctl. Adapt.-d by the Common Council Febru? ary 23rd, 1S99. J. F. EAST, Prosldcnl of the Common Council. Test? : II. s. HERMAN, f'?-'?*- Clly Treasurer. <f><S*<t> *$>?*>*> 00<*- -&4>4> *><fr<?f>~ ? H. D. OLIVER j ? Her, with nnnpunce* that he ^ $ is now located at his new estab- ? J llshment, Y I No. 520 FREEMASON ST. 1 fmhl-lOt J Gas Cooking Demonstration. In connection with our special offer on c .as Stoves, we will give daily on til..- five discount days, a practical illustration of the capabilities of the stoves ofl'ered and of the other lines we sell; and also show how easily and economically the stoves can be handled. Lunch will be served be? tween the hours of it and 2:30 o'clock. CITY OAS CO. marl-il (power for \ [ small users, i i No power for Small Factories ? \ or Workshops has been found V t S'> satisfactory in every way J f as Electricity. r ^ Virginia Electric Co. j Chest Protectors, -Chest Protectors, Chest Protectors, ?AT? Trotter's Drug Store, 508 Main St. Gor. Church St^_ PIANOS, PIANOS, PIANOS. Wo have .1 number of second-hand P|Un .- 'taken In exchange for the Peer- , I . . < eff Upright Piano. Wo have or* .. .1 ?: im air factory n large shipment Pianos an In order to make room will offer these second-hand ,.' ,,. ? .,- . . ly low prices. Among the 1 -i i< 1 rhlcki ring. In good condition..: !,13, ,1.. ........ : beginners, price 135. > . Organs some as low as $20. if , i want a Piano come and see us. We you a strictly high-grade no ai eu I i> I'ri e. We manufacture. CHAS, M. STIEFF FACTORY, Warerooms Wonticello Hotel, Granby Street, Norfolk JOHN J. FOSTER, Manager. DR. ANNA G!ERIN G istereJ PhyslcU.1 Private sanitarium Of high repute. Veg t table compound for femalo complaint*. $1.00. T/lly White Hegulatlve Pills $3. Wives without chil? dren consult me. K03 E. Baltimore, St., Baltimore. Mi.