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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES 2,3,5, 6, and ii"
Washington, April 5.
Forecast for Thursday:
Fur Virginia: Fair Thursday: possi?
bly rain Thursday night and Friday;
fresh oast to northeast winds.
For North Carolina: Showers Thurs?
day, with warmer in eastern portions';
probably rain Friday; fresh easterly
Norfolk nnil Vicinity*
WEATHER F< >RECAST*'f< >R
Warmer, with increasing cloudiness;
fresh north, shifting to cast winds.
TEMPERATURE, RAINFALL AN!)
Maximum temperature. 4S
Minimum temperature. 36
Normal temperature. 51
Departure from normal .minus 12
Departure from normal since Jan?
uary 1st.minus 133 i
Rainfall In past lit hours. 0'
Rainfall since 1st of month.24
Mean humidity. VC j
r?.H??fcii'! '- '";
Sun rises 5:12 a. m.; sets 0:2.2 p.
Norfolk': High water 5:.r,0 a. m., r.: 12
p. m.; low water 0.00 a. m., 12.00 p. m.
Old Point: High water 5:20 a. in., 5:51
p. m.: low water 11:30 a. m., 11:39 p. m.
Monuments and Gravestone?.
The selection or a suitable
memoria! In niarbln or gran
it<- can ba readily made from
cur stock, for wo carry the
largest nssoitment of finish?
ed designs In the South.
'THE C0?PER MARBLE WORKS
(XMtabllxlietl no Vear.i.)
150-lOtt llnnu *??. Nnrl'olK, Vn.
THE MEMBERS OF THE P1CKETT
IUUOHANAN eirAflTTTRr U. D. C,
? re requested to attend (in Important
Harting whi I. will bo held at 12 o'clock
THIS (Thursday) MORNING In the li.it 1
of the Cum]).
MRS. J'AMES Y. LEIGH, President.
MISS EM IKY HOY I.K. O >r. S--e. ly
ASTATED COMMUNICATION OF
NORFOLK IX>DGE No. 1,
A. F. & A, M., will bo held this
(Thursday) EVENING, AprllOth,
at .Mas.mi" Tom pic, at 7:30o'clock ' ? >
All Master .Masons In good standing are
cordially Invited to attend.
By ord.-r W. M.
it GEO. it. Jenkins. Secretary.
Ledi r copy.
?VT^TI.-E. ? THE ANNUAL MEET
JM Ins ot the VIRGINIAN AND PILO'I
PUBLISHING COMPANY will he held
at the Office Of Mr. k. D. Starke. Jr..
room No 23 Lowenbcrg building, In tho
cltv of Norfolk. Va., on WEDNESDAY,
THE I9TH HAY OF APRIL, 1S99, at 12
o'clock in. r
nihll-tdm .1. E. A T.I.EN. SrerMary.
ORFOKK LYCEUM COURSE.
ACADEMY OF MUSIC. THURSDAY,
MAD AM E SOFIA SCALCHI
end her famous company, Including the
great bar'I one,
will appear In concert and grand opera.
Tho musical event ot the season'. Ticket?
for non-membi rs at Academy box of?
CADEM Y OF MUSIC.
TUESDAY, APRIL IITH.
Benefit (Kris' Home, Great Comic Opera
Admission. 500. R< J' rved Seats. 7'e
Tickets on. sale at ?u k and Hi ng stort -.
to be exchanged at Academy for rei rv< d
stilts Saturday. 8th. apC-lt
B. K Cor. Nebraska and Union Sts.
JAS. M. BARTON....Prop, and Manager.
WILEY 11 AM I ETON. Amur, in t Director.
Open every night In the year. Smoking
Concerts, presenting a respectable, up
to-date Vaudeville entertainment!
Matinees. Tue.?.. Th?rs, and Sats. at 2 |
p. m. Kv-mlns performances?coai:n
from s till 12. Admission, 10. 15 and
On account of Sunday in?
THURSDAY, APRIL 6tii
will be the last day for
March Gas B?iSs*
CITY GAS CO. OF NORFOLK,
J. J. HUMPHREYS,
tt Acting Sec'y and Treas.
A true Nervo Tonic: an Active Alter?
ative. A Reliable. Laxative and Diu?
Purifies the blood, renews strength and
vitality; regulates the liver, kidneys,
stomach and bowels.
XI size bottles for 7'c. at
Trotter's Drug Store,
36o Main St. Gor. Gh?TGlt St.
/?ade a well Man
of/lie in 30 days."
Tals oi.i. ret nsrvelons, Blndoo
Item, dy (or men cures nil Neri, a.i
^S.L?' diseases, Falling memory,
emissions, Sleoplenne??, Losi energy, etc., caused by
overwork, past exdosse* or early abases. I'roi
Insanity, enlarge* shrunken organs and restores
nmliltijn ?nil vlgorodty in <>nl or young u It bin SO
days. Prlcoll Wspsekniro; S1j for?5.00. wllli
writ t >n guarantee toonroo -u ouej rcl lixtcl
f>(], iNDAPO ean tie had of drui . ???? ? I
low, or. If preferred, wewill sond i; f>ro;.:i!.l been re
f.p lira ..:> reeuli.i of price. I'.i >k ol value frei
BITRROW. MARTIN .r.- CO., Norfolk
and J. W. S. BUTT & CO., S22 II
street Portsmouth, Va. JalO-tu,ln,sa:
NEW CITY JAIL
Councils Committee Making a
Contitilons nmi Kc.|iilrcnieiua nrc
Boing A*eertalnc?l With n View lo
NnbmlttliiK "" Rxtianstlvc Re?
port tollio.Mnjr .11 ???? t? nir?*
The Building Committee, lo which
was rcterreti Judge Hnuckol's letter,
calling attention to the condition ot the
city jail, has been at work on their re?
port for two months, und will have It
ready for the Councils at the Ma)
The committee Is composed of^Mossrs.
Camp and Cnke, of tit" Common Coun?
cil, ami Mr. Jacobs, of the Select
branch. The Inquiry of these gentle
mer has taken a wide range, and they
will make an exhaustive report on the
condition of the building and the cost
of repairs and enlargement.
Mit. JACOBS TALKS.
Mr. Jacobs was Been yesterday and
said that the committee had consulted
with the <"ity Engine) r, Chief of Police
and City Sergeant, and that al 1 asl
two plans would be subtnttti d. lie was
not prepared lo give publicity to the
recommendations of the committee, but
the vlrglnian-PIIot learns that 11 rem?
edy has. been suggi bleu" as follows:
llcmodel that part of the jail build?
ing (.ttpled by the police and make it
an annex to the city prison, to bo used
for the Incarceration or women and
children, it is said that the ofllcc oc?
cupied by the Chief would suit admira?
bly the City Sergeant and that the de?
tectives' room, opposite, cotild be used
by the deputies. It is said that this
would give Sergeant htiwler all Ihe
room ho will require for some years.
NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS.
i Having removed the police from their
quarters, a habitat will have to he
found for thrill, and it is suggested that
the central Arc station Is just the place
I they require.
j 11 could at very small cos! bo con
Verted Into dn ideal police station, with
1 some room to sptii et
] It is contended 1 lint the npparatus
and men housed at the central tire
station should be divided into small
companies and lo. an d in the different
wards to reach any rait of the city
without more than necessary delay. It
is claim. <l that not more than $20,000
will bo required If this plan is adopted.
PLAN" NO. 2.
Plan No. 2 calls tor the remodeling
und enlargement of the present jail
without any reference to the police
station. This can be dono l>y purchas?
ing the l"t In the rear or the Jail from
Mr. Prank Darling, which can be had
at from sir,,000 to $17,000. This plan
meets with the most, general favor.
The Parling lot fronts'on Cove street
110 feet and if it jail Is erected upon it
th.. prison accommodations will be
ample for tlv nexl fifty years.
Tin- committee ha;: not yel prepared
Its report and before the May meeting
both of these plans may be found im?
SUNKEN SPANISH SHIPS.
THE REIN A MERCEDES -OTHER
CRUISERS ABANDO N 13 D.
it will be recalled by readers of the
Virginian-rib.t that the Merrltt-Chap
nian Wrecking Company recently suc?
ceeded in raising the Relna Mercedes,
of the late fleet of the Spanish Admiral
Ccrvera, which was sunk by the Hying
squadron under command of Admiral
Schley off Santiago on th" 3rd of last
duly, nmi that the Neptune Company,
the great Swedish wrecking corpora?
tion, was conducting an examination
with the view of raising tin: Vizcaya
anil the Cristobal Colon.
Tlu? Swedish company reports that in
tin case of the Colour the company 1 un?
it u?Mini, i ..in,. 10 raise n.-r unless the
United States government will guaran?
tee expenses in the event of failure.
Thp wreck Is lying in the sun' line, and
save on exceptionally calm days it can?
not even bo approached by small boats.
As to the Vizcaya, the company finds
that while it is entirely feasible 10 Unat
her, site would probably not l?> worth
enough to tlie United States govern?
ment to w.11 rant the heavy expendi?
Tin* Swedish company having tints
withdrawn, the Navy Department is
free to entertain any other solid project
that may be advanced for raising one
of more of the Spanish ships.
REV. H03ANNA ROBQI-'J.
A STRANGER RELIEVES HIM OF
HIS POCKET BOOK.
Tuesday morning as Rev. S. Y. Ho
sannn, the Persian missionary, who re
ti ally spoke some time in this city, was
.111 Iiis way from Richmond Peters?
burg on train No. 23, he was robbed by
seme unknown man. It appears that
the stranger, who occupied a seat in
the coach opposite to that in which Rev.
Hosanna was seated, came ovi r and
look a seat with Hosanna and engaged
in conversation with him. A short time
before this, occurred Mr. Hosanna hail
his pocket book in Iiis hand.
I' On ills arrival in :!;, C U.. !?? City.
Rev. Hosanna missed his po< kel book
and at once suspected the man w ho had
engaged him in e.?nv. r.-ati.>n as the one
who had stolen i:. II- hurried from the
union depot to the depot on Washing?
ton sired, where he overtook the train
and folio.ved the man, who a.i.: still on
the train, as Tar as Reams' station,
where he got off and disappeared.
It is said that the pocket hook con?
tained 510 in currency arid .1 check for
Puhl lent loui Itecelvi
Wo have recelvi I H: Ri view of Re?
views for April. Among itsjintcrcsting
articles are the following: ".Material
Problems in the Philippines,.Che
Czar's Peace Confcfenoe," "M. Lou bet*
tip- New French President,'bho 131c
tion at Versailles,'' "American and
Malay in Hawaii," "Mr. Kipling in
America." etc. Price, 25c, Publish ?! le?
ihe Hovlcw at Reviews Company, 13
'Astor Place. New York.
No Drawbridge Across the South?
>'cn Application, Providing l'or n
Wider lirau. aint Meeting Approv
nl ot A. nmi l\ fan it I ? umpwily.
Will Ho Favorably Con?l?lcre?L
A spec) ii meeting of the Board of
Harbor Commissioners was held at
their office! No. 160 Main street, at t
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Present:
Captain w. K. Mayo (chairman) and
Messrs. Collonna, Doble and Kern.
The chairman stated that the meet?
ing had been called for the purpose of
acting upon the applications of the
Southern Branch Draw-Bridge Compa?
ny for the construction of a draw
bridge across the Southern Branch of
the Elizabeth river. He said that when
the application was brought before him
with the plans as approved by the Sec
n tary of War he was unwilling to
grant it for a bridge with only a sixty
foot draw, and suggested at the time
to Mr. llichardson, the president of the
company, that he change the size of
lli" draw to a double one, SO feet in
width. This Mr. Richardson was un?
willing to do. lie ..-aid that he wan not
opposed to the construction of the
bridge, but that a single draw of only
CO feet width would greatly Impede the
traffic by navigation.
THK PROPOSED BRIDGE.
The proposed bridge is to lie located
east ot Samps in Creek, three miles
above the Norfolk and Western bridge,
ami between that ami the Albemarle
and Chesapeake Canal.
The plan of ihe bridge, ns drawn by
Captain Casey, Engineer, ?. s. X.. and
approved by the Sei r.< tary of War, was
before the board.
I 'u: THE BRIDGE.
Mr. Richardson, president of the
draw-bridge company, appeared before
tli' board in behalf of the application,
as ? would open up the way for the
establishment of manufacturing inter?
ests in that section, and n!so give the
farmers a better opportunity to get
their produce to the markets, and thus
advance the interests of the city of
Norfolk. As matters are now there is
no communication from Groat Bridge,
or a way to pass to Portsmouth by
means of an overland route, there be?
ing no bridge at any point for traveling
either by foot or vehicle. The build-I
Ing of this bridge will be of Infinite ad?
vantage to till, and would not impede
navigation by water.
Mr. Richardson was foil..wed by Mr.
Alvah il. Martin, win said he owned
a large stretch of land on the river
front; and favored the construction of
lili.s bridge because he believed il would
materially advance not only his Inter?
ests, but the Interests of all owning
properly in that section. He believed
it would !>?? ihe means of establishing
settlements there that would add to
the growth ami prosperity of Norfolk,
whose commercial greatness is rapidly
WIDER DRAW ADVOCATED.
Col.it..1 Warren G. Elliott, president
of tin- Albemarle and Chesapeake
nnl Company, said he was not present
to oppose tli.- construction of said
bridge and would not offer any unreas?
onable objection to it provided a bridge
would be built with a draw that would
not obstruct navigation through this
artificial Channel, which was construct?
ed by the Alb. inarle and Chesapeake
Canal Company, which great enterprise
had brought millions of tons of traffic
to tills city and conferred Incalculable
benefits, but the construction of such
a bridge with only a sixty-foot draw
would greatly impede navigation
through.the channel of the southern
Branch, lie would not oppose the
building of a structure provided it
would have a double draw SO or 90
fei t '1 Width, li is essential that such
a structure be required of the company
in the interest of the commerce of Nor?
folk, and thai will no) in any way In?
terfere with the prosperity of the canal
company, li the Southern Branch
Draw-Bridge Company would spend
$5,000 for their alterations in the plans
of their bridge it would not be a heavy
burden, and would avoid this danger?
ous impediment to navigation?over
r..noo vessels pass through this channel
After further remarks on the subject
by Mr. Richardson, Mr. Page and Mr.
Marlin, the discussion closed, and the
interested parties retired.
APPMCATU >X DENIED.
The matter was then taken up by
the board, and alter some pertinent re?
in.iris by tii' president, on motion of
Mr. Doble, the board, by a unanimous
\ de, d. i lined to grant in.- application.
The board, however, expressed a wil?
lingness to favorably consider such
i propositions coming from the draw
bridg.impany as would conform to
the wishes of the Albemarle and Ches?
apeake Canal Company and to tha
views expressed by the meeting.
An application from Mr. H. I,. Page,
! asking the privilege to build a root
bridge from the foot of Yarmouth street
across Smith's ( reek to Mowbray Arch.
! fill. nt. was. on motion of Mr. Kern.
I left with the president of the board to
. infer with the City Engineer, and
with power to giant the request.
An application from C. II. Bull, ask?
ing to lie allowed to till certain lots on
the western side of Duke street extend?
ed, beginning at a point going north of
i Mrs. Ellen Hull's property, was
Tii'.- chair stated that he had granted
' the fall .win.; permits during the reeecw?
I of the board:
Copelatid ?fc Moore, to build a marine
I railway on Front street, in Atlantlo
\\. K. Thomas, marine railway, in
Taylor .1- Long, to extend their rail?
way in front the Hague, in Smith
Tiie president sunted that he had
written to the Light-House Board to
place new bouys in the harbor from
,-. . ;.? Island out. but nothing had
been il :: except to acknowledge the
; receipt of his letter.
AH In sight of monument. "Newest
l. very" extracts teeth painlessly.
! x. Y. Derttul Rooms, Enncs only, is.'i
I Main street, corner Tatbo;.
Replies to Charges Preferred by
I.jo RABW <lne?llun Arono In ISOl
mill U'n? llrfcrrctl to Ihn ( tu AI*
luruvy mill Pi-clilrtl Ttml An Law
lind Itecn Violated,
The Vlrglnlan-Pllot yesterday pub
lishcd the letter ot Mr. James It. Guy.
a member ot the Board of Street, Sewer
and Drain Commission, In which he
charged that certain councilmen wore
selling goods to thi' city In violation of
law, ami that Commissioners Hofhel
mer and Cooke, who authorized the
said purchases nnd approved bills for
the Bame, were violating the law.
Mr. Hofheimer'e letter to the councils
giving the names of the councilmen to
whom Mr. Guy referred and the
amount of their sales was also publish
! ed yesterday.
THE CITY ENGINEER'S STATE?
The following letter from the City
Engineer states upon wh.it authority
the board acted and discusses the
merits of the ca?e:
"Norfolk. Va., April 1899.
The Honorable the St leet and Common
Gentlemen,?Having read In yester?
day morning's Virginian-Pilot that Mr.
Guy. a member of Hie Board of Street,
Sewer and Drain Commissioners, has
addressed to your honorable bodies a
communication in which he charges Il?
legal action on the par; of the said
board in the matter of their purchasing
supplies for the city, l i>< g leave to
state that the question raised by Mr.
Guy is by no ine.ii!? a new one. nor id
lie its original discoverer.
"As far back as August :'. 1894, being
troubled with the same qualms as now
itffeet Mr. Guy, I wrote the following
letter to the City Attorney, lie being
by law the Interpreter of ordinances
and statutes and the adviser of city
" 'S. S. Lambeth. Esq., city Attorney:
" 'Dear sir.? 1 hop,- i may not be tres?
passing on your valuable time in mak?
ing the following Interrogatory, and
knowing how y i are pressed w ould not
do no but for the fact that Justice to
some of our fellow citizens compels me.
An aet of Legislature, April 2, 1S77, to
bo soon on page -0:t of the cit> ordi?
nances of 1885, says that it shall not
be lawful for any member of the coun?
cil or Hoard of Aldermen, or any other
otlielal or agent. Including commission?
ers appointed for opening streets of any
city or other Incorporated town, to bo
a contractor with the corporation for
any work or labor ordered to be done,
or go,ids, wares or merchandise or sup?
plies ordered by the said corporation to
be furnished, or In any manner directly
or indlreotly interested in thesproflts of
any such contract, and every contract
made In violation of this act shall be
entirely void, etc. Then follows the
" 'The question Is whether this law
precludes olllcers of the city from pur?
chasing articles from stores owned by
members of the city Councils when1
such articles are there exposed for sale :
to everybody at standard prices? This
question has arisen, and 1 do not de?
sire io do Injustice to merchants with
whom tin? city has dealt for a muni" r
of years l>y stopping purchases from I
them if it Is legal to c intinuc the said
?? 'Very respectfully,
" 'YV. T. BIB h >K K.
" 'City Engineer.' "
"To this letter I received the follow?
ing reply, which is on file at this olllce:
" \V. T. Brooke, Esq., City Engineer:
" 'Dear Sir,?Replying to your favor
of the 3d instant In regard to the right
of councilmen and oilier persons eon- |
nected with the city selling to the city,
we would refer you to an opinion ul-|
ready rendered and in the hands of
Councilman Ira B. White, and which j
was rendered by Acting City Attorney
Shelton In the absence of myself fnvn
the city, but which meets with my ap?
proval. It is believed that you will Und
all tlie information you wish in this]
" 'Very respectfully;
" S. 8. LAMBETH",
" 'City At torney.' "
"It will be Been from the above let?
ter that others, besides myself, bid
entered into the Inquiry, and the opin?
ion of the then City Attorney?a copy
of which is hereto appended?was,
shortly after the rendition, la;.! before
the Board of Strei t. Sewer a id Drain
Commissioners and several committees
of councils, and became their guide and
authority in any action in the prem?
ises. The language of the opinion is
comprehensibe, logical and to my mind \
convincing, and since Its receipt we
have had nothing else to guide or direct
us in any better way.
"A clipping from the Publle Ledger,
of July 31, IS9I, speaking of the ques?
tion as to whether firms who have any
members in the councils can *eii to the
city, says: 'Mr. Shelton decided that
these firms have a p.-rfeot right to sell
goods to the city in the ordinary course
of business, hut they have not the right
to bid for and take contracts for sup?
plying the city with materials,' so it
will be seen that the opinion of the
City Attorney was made publle, and.
if untenable, open for adverse criti?
cism. There was nothing of the kind
at the time or subsequently. Had the
opinion been untenable or such as to
work a violation of the law, it is
strange that some of the various news?
papers of that day. nil except one of
which were adverse to the council then
in power, did not so discover and make
"My contention is that the Board of
Street, Sewer and Drain Commission
ors and other committees have been
and are aeting with perfect legality s.i
long as the foregoing opinion stands.
"\V. T. BR< it iKE.
tin- Alnbmmt Itrnilj i'nv .Nprv.'c?. ,
yesterday's Baltimore Sun says: "To?
morrow evening the Old Bay Line
steamer Alabama will resume her-place
on the line to old Point and Norfolk.
She will come from the yards of the
Columbian Iron Works as pretty and
fresh as the Easter dresses nnd bon?
nets of the ladies that were boycotted
i last Sunday by the weather-maker.
I Docked, painted, overhauled from keel
to the eagle on the pilot house, with
carpets renewed and saloon and stat ?
room appointments renovated, the
Alabama will perform the spring and
summer > 'rVlce satisfactorily to the
traveling public, 'flic Tennessee, now
filling the place of the Alabama, will
Bitte but I iltlH Afternoon.
The Boston and Washington teams
of the Nati onal Baseball League will
arrive in the city this morning from
the South, and at League Bark this af?
ternoon they will give our pc Tie an
exhibition of good work on the dia?
mond. A large crowd will doubtless
turn out to greet the visitors and see
good work with bat and ball.
PROPERTY OWNERS ANSWER.
WHAT THE OPENING OP TRIPOLI
STREET WILL C< >ST.
The city will have to* acquire a p u t
of the property of thirty-two land own?
ers to open Tripoli street, which will
have to he done before the ears of the
Norfolk nnd Atlantic Terminal Com
psny can reach l'ity Hall avenue.
As Instructed by the Councils, the
Street. Sewer hntl Brain Board coin
unlcatcd with these land owners, and
sixteen of them have answered, nam?
ing figures at which they will sell, the
aggregate value of this property as es?
timated by the owt.eis being $77,900.
Of the other sixteen. three
liave agreed to donate land and
thirteen could riot or would not
name a price. if the figures
named below are n fair valuation,
the cost of opening Tripoli street will
be close t ? $150,000.
John 11. Core .$25,000
W. N. Stephehson . 7,500
.1. li. Whit, hurst . l.saa
L. 1?. Holt . 1,600
Mrs. V. P. Nock, Mrs. M. R. Jones 2.100
N B. Morse. 4,250
Dr. H. C. Bradford . 1.100
Pantile EttierldgC and Waiter T.
S.tntos . 7.000
Spagat arid Bunting . 1.100
Miss M. T. Hall . 1100!
J. B. Htherldge, Geo. II. Told.. 400
Mrs. Minnie L. Mercer . 1.25?.
T. S. Gariiett.21,006
MINI >RS INTERESTED.
Tin 1 states in which minors are Inter?
ested'and can't sill, are as follows:
Dr. w. Sutl?n's estate, Burruss Cor
prew, Mis. Mclntosh, Diunn E. Burgess'
estate, Grantly estate; Mary E. Burgess'
1 ?Iii links TO SELL.
W. F. Ingram, H. 1'. Ha vis. Mrs. S.
w. Green. Sirs. 11. M. Nash. Ohef Sno
lem congregation, Ca id well Hardy, M.
\\ ILL DONATE LAND.
C. M. Ferguson will give if not assess?
ed for Improvements: It. A. Dods?n will j
give if not assessed! Dr. L. Lank ford
Tile Corporal Ion Court has been ask?
ed to appoint commissioners to value1
this real .state and all of It will be
< lirlHi Clinreti Klecl Vi*m rymcii,
The annual buslnC3s meeting of Iho
congregation, of Christ p. 13. church
was held in the leOturo room of that
church last night. The redtqr. Rev.
Dr. Carl k. Grammer, presided over the
11 voting. Reports from the various or?
ganizations and auxiliaries of the
church were read, showing t ho work
done by tii,.-e organizations during the
The most important business of the
meeting was the election of church ves
trymen for the following year. The
vestrymen chosen were Messrs. 1?. s. 1
Burweli; Norman Bell. Taaewell Tay?
lor. W. II. Taylor, jr., .1. p. Keeling, P.
P.. Dancey, B P. Loyall, Taxewell T.
Hub.ml an.I George Chamberlalne.
f lie St. < nil \ ot) OHCl .
The steanier Si Croix. which has
be.-n i bar:. roil by tb-- did Dominion
Steamship Company us an extra ship
during the spring rush of business, left
Norfolk yesterday afternoon for New?
port News, arriving there ab mt 5
.??el... k. _
The si. f'rolx nrrived at Norfolk yes?
terday im.ruing from New York on her
maiden trip for the Old Dominion Line.
She Is not n very large shin, but
will serve the Old Dominion until the!
new steamers Hamilton and Jefferson
are ready to go in commission.
Ia|bl>l l'<l|?f|-? l*r. |>:l r. .1.
Attorney P. ,1. Morris bris prepared
pap. s libeling ;lie sailing ship Charles
IS. Moody, now at Pinner's Point await?
ing can;'. The papers have not been
tiled vet. however, as there is an out?
look for an nine aid.? s itttement. The
ease will probably be settled to-day.
The libel proceedings an- in favor of
Thomas Tobias, a member of the
Moody's crew, lie seeks to libel the
ship for $15,000, alleging that his leg
was broken in two places by being
struck by the capstan bar when the
anchor was being lowered.
Tlio lie hltnw \enrly Ronrly.
The no*v steamer KcrshdW, of the
Merchants' and Miners' Line, is ready
f..r service, and Agent II. 11. Wright
expects the slii:. to arrive here early
next week. It will immediately begin
regular voyages between this point
and Hosten, carrying freight ami pas?
11 r e ! >.? pit r I ill 1 111 %'olc?, ?~ j
A false alarm of fire from box XI \
shortly before 8 o'clock Inst night
brought out both the Williams and
Plum.- streets departments, but the lire
could not be lo ai eel.
a 'phone message about 18:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon brought the chemi?
cal engine to the corner of Cove and
Church streets, where n pile of rubbish
v as burning in front of tii - W|lUs fur?
niture store. H was quickly extin?
Mr, l'iik<< NiiiIHi'm Bereitvemenl.
Rev. Dr. A. Coke Smith, who is well
and favorably known in this city, where
he served Gfanby Street a. B. Church
as pastor, was called frofn his home in
Lynchburg to Columbia, rf. C. last Fri?
day by the critical illness of his shuer.
? m:iti ?. wife of Rev. Dr. John A.
1 Rice; president "t Colufnbln Female
CelU-ge. Dr. Paul Whlteheatl preached
I for him Sunday night at Court Street.
OTHER LOCAL CN PAGE 5
White P. K.
This to be a P. K. season.
We expected as much?we
looked ahead?and now have
a full line of the very sorts
that are so much in demand,
and of which other stores have
bul a scattering few.
We take pride in always
having THE ASSORTMENT
OF EVERYTHING WHEN
WAN FED A\OST.
The line of P. Ks. embraces
all the full, round, plump cords
and the new welts?a pretty
Prices are on up to ?7' jC
the yard. A regular 25c. P.
K. in various width cords, at
The White Goods Depart?
ment is now at its best.
Complete lines of Organ?
dies, Inciia Linon, Lawn and
all the other wanted weaves.
A big windowful of these
pretty weaves but faintly hints
of what the stocks contain.
And this important word:
Prices are invariably lower
than equal grades arc offered
Keep id Mind
The "'Eldrtdge B"
Home sewers, and those
sewing for a livelihood, will
do well to examine the "Eld
redge B" Sewing Machines.
\\ arranfed equal in every
respect to the best fifty-dollar
machines on the market.
Two styles?high arm, ?19;
drop head, $20.
Watt, Reltew & Clay
Kcwolutlniia of Hespert.
Norfolk. April Id, 1S99.
Resolutions of respect by the Emerald
Beneficial Association of Norfolk to tho
in "- .v of our late brother. M. GL.DN
Whereas, M hath pleased Almighty God
In b!s Inscrutable wisdom to remove from
our midst our esteemed brother and co
worker, M. Glennan; and, wheroao, in
death tli',?: city has lost a patriotic and '
Useful cltlsen, and this association a
zealous und worthy member, and his
family u loving husband and devoted
futher; therefore bo it
Kesolved, That we, the Emerald Bene
ficlal a ? 'lat'on, In regular meeting Os?
sein blrtl, wh v bowing to the will of
Almighty ?In has taken him fiVm us In
!'..? si i. !.i ? t his useful and honorublu
career, wo eanitot help but grieve at tho
!? .ii one whoso ready pen and eloquent
Bi>ois h were always heard in advocacy ,
of the atlvrtn entcnt and upbuilding of
th;>, his aii pted city and Stale; who
was always ready a.* a fearless journal?
ist to uphold and defend truth, right and
justice regardless of consequences to
s = It; whoso whole life us a eUl7.cn, friend,
husband and lather was a model and ex
eiii;i|iry one In tho highest degree, and
meriting our most profound and loving
Iti iOlved, That we extend to his hoi
reoved family our heartfelt sympathy
and assurances of our fraternal grief ut
their im i arable lo>-. eounsejting them,
at tho sue- time, to k* k fopvonsolatton
itnd eothforl to that Kaith In the. prac?
tica i.t which he was siteh a bright und
Resolved, That these expressions of our
grief bo spread upon our minutes and
. ;v fi.in .-!:? d t? tho sorrow sttieken
.IAS. W LONG.
F. W. McCOURT,
H. G. WILtlflPIS & SOU
Have removed to room 9 Talbot Build?
ing from No. 178 Mala street, where thev
will bo glad to meet their old friends und
m ike t en ? n< i Special attention given
to the collection of tents. If you havo
vacant property i.-i with us. Vehtclo In
VAUCHAN & SIMMONS,
General Insurance Agents, have removed
. . from No. 228 Main street to
... ., \ 9 TALBOT BUILDING, No. 173
MMN STREBT, where they s-h.vll bo
.. , i ?.. rve the-'r patrons and tho
-.. ,?? generally. _ _ api-iw
y LflTFsY~sfyUs ~
249 Main Street. ,