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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES TWO THREE AND FIVE.
WEATHER REPORT. Washington. r>. C, Juno 1. 1S99. Forecast for Friday: For Virginia?Fair. followed by threatening weather Saturday; light variable winds. For North Carolina?Threatening weather Friday and Saturday; preced? ed by showers in eastern portions; light southwesterly winds. Norlolli nuil VleltlHY WEATHER FORECAST FOR TO? DAY. Probably fair; variable winds becom? ing westerly. TEMPERATURE. RAINFALL. AND HUMIDITY. June 1, 1S'?9. Maximum temperature . 90 minimum temperature . *>'> Normal temperature . "1 Departure from normal.plus 9 Departure from normal since Janu? ary 1st .minus 78 Rainfall in past 24 hours .1?'.! Rainfall since 1st of month.83 Mean humidity . i>4 CALENDAR. Sun rises at 4:4C a. in. and sets at 7:20 p- m. TIDES. Norfolk?High water, atria a- m. and 4:2G p. m. Low water, 10:00 a. m. and 10:f.0 v. m. Old Point?High water, 3:114 a. m. and 4:0". p. m. Low water, 9:39 n. m. and 10:29 p. m. Plt.ll. Tl MIBE RLA K E.?A t the residence of her brother-in-law, Win. Grant, N i i"i Fourth street, Thursday, June 1st, IS99, 4:10 o'clock p. m., ANNIE CROSBY, wif< of Walter TUmberlukc and daughter of Annie E. and tho late Win. II. Crosby, ?god 23 years. The funeral will take place from above residence THIS (Frldny) AFTERNOON at r> o'clock. Friends of the family arc invited to at tend. (Richmond papers copy.) SCOTT ?At the residence of Mrs. R. II. Jones No. 210 Crnuby street, Thursday June L at 1:30 p. in., Mrs. ELIZA ONEAL 6COTT, widow of the lato John Scott, 01 Northampton County, Va,, aged 77 years. The funeral will take place from En worth. M. B. Church Tills (Priday) AF? TERNOON, June 2nd, at .?clock. Friends and actpia r.tuiu cs Invited to at? tend. I.All? TO UKNT. The funeral of Miss JOSEPHINE SYKES took place froin the residence of her mother and brother, Mrs. i\ and Earnest i. Sykes. No la High strut, a I 6 o'clock Wednesday. May 31, She wni laid to re a in Elmwood Cemetery among a profusion <d flower* and many tears from friends, acquaintances and relativ? ; Tenderly and lovingly we laid her lb rest And planted sweet mo.-s flowers over her breast: Laid her to rest where the elm trci mourn, Partly nnd rad'anlly her spirit has flown, Leave her In peace with her Father, hot God. II? knew Hie path His dear child had irod; l ay her head down In a rose-luted nest 1 l int (he sweet moss lluwi i s over h< breast. All ; ved her well, but Christ loved her host. Tenderly nnd lovclngly we've laid her to rc.*t. H* ?From One Who Loved Her. | Moniinisiiis anj Gravastonn M Tti^ selection or a suitable |3 niemorln! In marble or nriin . !tj lie can !. ? readily made from SsvA? cur stock, for wo enrry the ni-'~'& largest assortment ol llnlsh '? IQ ed des ?ns In the South. 8?w8?THE COUPcR MARBLE WOKS ic:t S >i t'NIMl s:vt s. S E Cor. Nebraska and Union Stu. JAS. M! BARTON....Prop, and Manager WILEY HAMILTON Ainns'in't Olrectoi Opeii every nijiht In the year except Sunday, Smoking Concerts, presenting respectable, up-to-date Vaudeville uutci taln>nent. Miillaecs. Titos.. Th?rs, nnd Bats at z p. in. Evening performs in'*** continuous from s till 12. Adm'sston, lo. 10 and _ i ;?g;iy_ SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. SOUTHERN SHORTHAND BUSINESS UNIVERSITY, (r.lso purchasers of the COLUMBIA BUSINESS COLLEGE,) Ccr. G.anby S'.re&t and City Kall Avenue, NORFOLK, VA. A course at this Groat Business Train? ing S< hool Will prepare you for Indepi nd ence and prosperity. Day and N'ght Ses? sions. Instruction largely Individual, lin? ier now. Catalogue for the usklhg J. M. KESSLER, President. phone 4M. G?LUtVIBIA BUSINESS COLLEGE 165 MAIN STREET. Shoriliand, Typewriting and Bookkeeping. All studies guaranteed or no pay. Our system is pern st, We m ike no failures IV'dson Building, 4 doors hi low postoffl ? D. it. con. Principal. myis-iii . "fresh" Dalmation Insect Powder, Death Dust, Sticky Fly Paper, Poisoned Fly Paper. -for SALE BY? Trotter's Drug Store, 388 Main Slrcct, Corner Church. A GOOD Pi?NO at a just price, and equally the best In construction, arc the STIEFF PIANOS, Their tor.e perfection reward your OUtUy for a lire'time. They ?!:?? ! )ld now. und always have been at a fair price. OLD INSTRUMENTS IN EXCHANGE TUNING, REPAIRING. SECOND HAND PIANOS. Both phones 1109. LIBERAL TERMS. Catalogue for the asking. cha8. im. si^usf** .ilonti. ello Building, (irunby at, JOHN J. FOSTER. Manager. QUESTION OF WATER METERS Numerous Heal. Estate Men Talk on the Subject. they Are against them I1i> Hoi Nee ?tu> .\oroft?lly For Cliniijf? lug I'niiii Ilia Present Nj.stout A iiikI Thing l or iin- Properly Omi er*-l>o Kol Wnill liu'rcnun Of Rev? enue -it Iii? ! X[m UNO Of tin 1'our, The proposition to measure the water consumed by the Citizen? by means of the meter, appears to moot with the disapproval < C the majority of. the real estate men of the city. Of. those inter? viewed In last Sunday's Virginian-Pi? lot, the majority were against meters, and bt low are presented other Inter? views, nearly all of which oppose the introduction of meters. Mr. <". II. Perron, of C. II. Pcrrall & Co.?"1 have no way of Judging how the meter system would work, but 1 do not believe it would be a good thing. The owners of property In the tenement districts w uild suffer by it, I believe. I do not see the use of changing from the present system." Mr. O. p. Jackson, of the O. D. Jack? son Company?"I have observed the working of the m tter syst* m In many cities out West, and In other sections, and I am of the opinion that it is a good tiling, t ii course l do not know anything about the charges per hun? dred or thousand gallons, which the Water Board pr< poses to make if tho meters arc put In, but I suppose this charge would be equitably based, and 1 see no reas in why every one should not it.--.' all i!i.' Water necessary and not pay more than tie > are n >w paying. Meters would stop the waote of water, and 1 believe WOtlld be a good thing for both the city and the consumer." Mr. Thomas Townsend, of Townsend Sz Joync.m t inn opposed to meters; and 1 believe the real estate men and property owners generally arc I be? lieve they would be a b id thing for the property owners, especially the owners of teni to. nt property. The eh ir^c to meters will not only, injure property owners, but it will create unnecessary expense,. We do not nerd meters, if the city water inspectors cannot keep down the waste of water in certain plm as', how can the city expect us pro? perty owners to stop this waste? The Increased burden will be upon us, not up in the tenant. The property owner,;, ?Hi i have heard exprt is themselves, are unanimous against the meter .system."; Mr. T. F. Rogers; of T. F. liogerf. & \ Co.?."1 r innoi see the use of'the Witter !' lard putting In meters when the Wil? ier Conimlralonervj clulin that wo have pl nty of w tier. It looks t.e that it Is an oct t" Increase revenue. That is not wii.it we want when it is done af I i ? i p'.e's expense by charging t)1 >m higher for water. Water is a ne < sltyi i luxury^'"r believe in ? ? ng It ??? for luxuries, but let the city furnish Its eiligen? such a ncccs* ? >' ?>< water ai the lowest rate pos do. l: Is admitted that while th* city pnys for the meters in the begin-? nlnglhe Increased revenue accruing from their use the first year would pay this money bn k to the city. After all. then, who ?i it who pays for the meters? The water consumers do; they ; mil only pay for them, nut they do It the first year and afterwards pay a heavy tax. - It Is iMaimod, I understand, by the gentlemen who. favor the ihctei ??<?? that the meters are being put '" (? " the pi - ? : - of ihi so wh i do ' VA!--:- . .";ti tli.i:--,. who 30! it is claimed nt tho same time that the volume of water used will he lessened. How then Is Hie revchu ? from tho wa? ll :? to be Increased, unless the burden \a to be upon us? Is it to be a case of less water and mute money? Throughout the Fourth Ward now. and in part .if the Third, the department I has nothing larger than three-Inch pipes to supply the large number of houses, nnd these pipes, many of them, have beeil down twenty ye ns, and the riisl which has accumulated, inside mailt tlicm entirely insufficient. They arc t 10 small In the first place, and i Hay ? he i;d a man connected with ths water ?!? part men t say that ho did n-n believe ;- imo of these main* cere really nn Inch ami .1 half In diameter Inside, so badly has the rust nccttfnuintecl. Why then, wh n th re are stich bad conditions . Ill -. eh. uld the city spend a big sum fir meters, which are not needed, By all mi ms we should have a better water supply In th ise portions of tile cite ! have mentioned, and in other portions where it is Impossible! tii got wal r higher than the third istory of a build ?. I believe we should have a dotlbi m till to the water works an<I large'.' mains over the city. \Vo should guard against the possibility, though H may be remote, of a water famine by the - ? ?:*?? main to the wa? ter works breaking, and if it is im? possible 10 give .1 sufficient pressure through the preseni main, a double main wlh <*ure thl nd insure the city all the water shv.11 ???-.1.-." Mr. Howard H. Williams, of [I. C. Williams & Son?"I nm opposed to meter3. We cannot stop our tenants from wasting water, nnd we will have, to pay for it Just the same. Also, if there Li a break or leak i-i the pipe f.'r which we are riot respon ilble, the bur? den will h,-. 6pon t!: ! i ml eei 1:0 m-.-n or t!>..- property owners." Mr. William i;. Baldwin, of Baldwin Byfd?"The theory of municipal ownership of water works Is h 1 ul tul, but It Is rarely carried out .- . f?i a.% l have seen. Putting in metena and thus increasing sh* revenue bf an al? ready paying department i* certainly not carrying out the municipal own? ership theory. 1 can see where metera would be a good thing for the <;.tv In some ways, but they would hurt own? ers of tenement property, and not ben? efit the consumers that I see. As it is now we know Just what ..mr bills will j be, and wo arc not troubled with lbs nightmare of enormous bill* for water which wo may or may not have used. Sime the improvement of the water works, and tho enlargement of the wa? ter supply, 1 can see still less far the meters it it is true, as is claimed, that the supply is sufticient to easily furnish water for a half million people. When Norfolk grows to the half million mark we may talk about meters. Hut now It would seem that the waste of water can be stood by the city better than the consumers can stand the'.r water being measured out to them." Mr. .lohn B. Northrop?"If water Is to c<v; us higher by putting in meters, I am against them. I have not studied the question, but I do not see the need of meterihg the city." A NORFOLK NEGRO. GATHERS A HARVEST OF PHEK? ELS AT WELDON. A negro preacher, giving his name as J. c. Thomas.came to Weldon last'week and claimed to be an agent for some rich Northern families who needed ser? vants. He offered for nurses, $3rt for waiters and $10 for COOKS. All he required was that each should pay in $5 a.: a guarantee that they would !>?> at tiie depot the morning 1: ? appointed to leave. This money, he told them, would be refunded and all expenses paid by him. Some of the negroes were easily taken in nnd Thomas collected SSO or $C0, and that is the last seen or heard of him. He left Sunday to till an ap? pointment in Northampton, he said, but Information comes here that the "Rev." .1. i'. was last seen in Norfolk, and now some of the colored population are sad er and wiser. BRICKLAYERS NOW Met Last Night and Discussed Their Grievances, In Connection Wltli (tin New F?der? al Kalldlag?Tticy Wnut mi lilgtil Hour l>?y Willi n Aliio llour l?ay. For several days the Vlrglnlan-Pllot has known that all was not serene with the bricklayers who have been working on the new Federal building, in this city, and stated on Wednesday that a meeting would be held by them on Thursday night This meeting was held, as per announcement, at Brick? layers' Hall, on Main stri ct, last night. The members were strictly uncommu? nicative, but the gist of their demands Is said to be an eight-hour day with riiie hours' pay. The local hours on ordinary private work are nine, at forty-five cents an hour, or ft-05 per day for Brat live days of the week and Saturday eight hours at M cents an hour. All government buildings are con? strue'.! d on eight-hour time. Tin- briek lay< rs employed on tin- new public building have been at work for several days-, but, it is said, became dissatisfied and decided to demand either 1' hours at 45 cents an hour or S hours at 50 c nts .in hour, the latter giving them $4.00 p< r day. Nothing was given out at the close of the meeting, but it is undi rstood that the men working on this budding will demand $4.cu per day for eight hours' work. It Is not known whether the con? tractors, In making their estimates, figured on an eight or nine-hour day. f. ntractors not used to figuring on gov? ernment work are sometimes ignorant or tie- rules of the government, and making their estimates on a nine or ten-hour day. submit figures no; war? ranted by labor cost per hour, thus losing money on their c >ntracts. The result of the trouble will be watched with interest, in view of the plumbers' sti'lke that went into effect yesterday, and the fact that the brick? layers ore well organised. The ineet i"u last nicht was a long one anil mnt ? sei.s were " vTb irously discussed, the members evidently not being all united in their views If tie- nun are worked more than eight, hours it Is probable that some of th m will demand extra pay for all time ov. r eight hours as overtime. A shi it delay In mason work on this I building will probably not be p it just now. as the work of placing structural Iron in place for the skeleton of the i build.ng is now going on. Concert nl Ciiiuttcrlnnd Ktrcel Clinreli Notwithstanding the storm last night outte a number of persons assembled at Cumberland Street M. H. Church to enjoy the concert given by Miss Bessie Crlder's Sunday school class, assisted by others. Those present were well re? paid, sis a choice program was most charmingly rendered. There was a fine? ly executed piano solo by Mr. Todd; re? citation by Mr. George Fentress; re< I tatlon. "Tit for Tat," by Miss Annie Mae Osboi'ne.j recitation by Miss Pearl Addison; a well rendered tenor solo. "Adieu Marie," by Mr. Joseph J. Jor? dan: soprano solo, "I stood cm the Bridge," by Miss- Normn McGrath; so? prano solo. "Sweet Bunch of Daisies," by Miss Maud Collins, and n bass solo. ''?Love's Sorrow." by Air. Walter Dusch, in which this gentleman's rich, full voice was skillfully displayed to the best advantage. A'iss 1". Ball gave a very humorous recitation. "Their First Snat." a dia? logue between a husband and wife of a ? I y, with the tisunl happy reconcilia? tion, tears and kisses. Mr Fred ChfSncll was on the pro? gram for a recitation, but the audience missed a rich treat on account of Fred's Inability to take part because of an accident. He injured his right band a day or two ago, nnd was unable to use it in gestures. Professor Newton Fits presided at the piano as accompanist for several members, and Air. Todd also acted as accompanist. trrlvnl nl tlio I'rnlrle. The f. R. auxiliary cruiser Prair'.e r ted Lambert's Point yesterday af tern ion from Southp ?rt, N. ?'.. where disembarked the naval reserves of that State Tuesday evening. Tin? s' will coal here, and on the 6th ? ? ; ike out detachments of the N ,.: Ik and Hampton Naval Reserves ' tor a practice rrtiiae of ten days. Keep it in mind?garments tailored by Rudolph! & Wallace are the best. RAILWAY MEN Held a Meeting Yesterday at the Monticello. ?lencrRl ?'egley .Hj>ri?tm Enttinalnstle .ill} of Norfolk's Great I'liuir - Moro Product! H> lnrr<'n>o l lit ?liy*? f-xporid und Imports? Captain J. W. Phillips, who lias just returned from Petersburg, states that the work of dredging out the Appomat io.v river is being steadily and speedily pushed by the t'nitcd states Govern? ment. ' The work was begun over a week ago six miles below Petersburg and >>ne mile has been dredged out. At this rate, in about a month more Petersburg will have vastly bettered river transporta? tion, n thing much needed now that it Is progressing so steadily. The new channel will give nine to eleven feet of water. PETERSBURG'S LUMBER BUSI? NESS. A Mr. Pix. of Baltimore, representing Walters & Son. proprietors of the Surry LutntM r Company, was in Norfolk on Wednesday and made a (leal that will probably lie closed to-day, by which his company secured the right to lay a railway track from the Atlantic and Danville track to wharf property on the river front, owned by Captain J. W. PhllllPS at Petersburg. This gives them a good outlet for their heavy pine biddings along the new Richmond; Petersburg and Caro? lina railroad- New saw mills have gone up along this line and at Petersburg, so that that place has become unite an important lumber centre, and Is ship? ping out large quantttcs of rough and dressed lumber. NEW NAVY-YARD ENGINE. The United States Government has placed with H. K. Porter & Co., of Pittsburgh an order for it heavy switch? ing locomotive that is destined for the Norfolk Navy-yard. This will be of great power and constructed with all of the In tost Improvements RAILROAD MEN MEET. Among the prominent arrivals in Nor? folk yesterday were the memb' rs of the Board of Directors of the Richmond. Petersburg und Carolina Railroad Com? pany. These were Mr. DeWitt smith. ? if New York, . resident: General James .S. Neglcy, of New York, vice-presi? dent and general manager, and Messrs. J. T. Trlpp, of Baltimore: Charles Johnston, of Raleigh, and W. it. Mc Kenncy, of Petersburg, directors. The board held a meeting during the afternoon at the Monticello Hotel te consider matters connected with tin construction and equipping of that por? tion of the road not yet completed. Everything Is proceeding smoothly und cxpedltlously <>n the new lino, the Rich? mond depot matter is settled nnd work is being pushed by heavy forces of men and teams under the sub-constructors. Tho road is already doing a heavy business, as is shown by the one ii< in of lumber shipments alone. The road is now haulm:; out forty to fifty cai loads of lumber a week, and General Neglcy states that those figures will be doubled in the very near future. Tbi? new line will be u great factor in the development of the rich section that it will traverse. This is the great expanse of fertile land between tin Norfolk and Western and Atlantic Coast Bine. There is in Ibis section nn immense aggregate of choice tune nnd near the Ronnoke river valuable trai ts of oak timber. These lands are largely adapt? ed t.i peanuts and yield hug,, crops of eh.lie.- nuts. The lands along the Roa nokc are claimed to be cspcclall) adapted for the raising of choice bright tobacco. General Neglcy states that many North Carolina planters, expert in raising the choicer grades of bright tobacco, are settling in this section and meeting with great success. It i stated that last year the bright t-i bncco of this sc. lion brought the high? est prices of any raised in Virginia. General Neglcy also stated that ibis section will become a great small fruit region, and that its products will soon be placed quickly ami cheaply on the markets ot the East and North. IMPORTANT RAILROAD MOVE? MENTS,. President Neglcy, when i,<uestloned a to railroad mailers in general. Informed the representative of the Virginian Pilot that some very Important rail road movements are on font, mil thai the consummation of these enterprl. means a great deal'for Norfolk, lie would not go into details, but from hth conversation it is understood that goim of tho treat lines ?>f the West are looking occanwards and their :? r> strikes the Atlantic just about at this port. A GLORIOUS FUTURE. General Negley was enthusiastic when speaking of Norfolk's future lie said that years :ig . be bad predicted Hin Norfolk Would one day become oho of the most Imnorlunt iiort.-s on (he At lantic coast. This pen. Iu? said, is fav? ored by geographical and climatic oon ditlons and als,, by many oilier facts, prominent among Which are our unsur? passed railway connections, which ?Ith other connections thai will be mad" will insure connection with (he Mis sissippi Valley and it?; vast exports and Imports, our harbor also was dwelt ? n by General Neglcy in his remnrks General Negley and President Smith left ti o'clock for New York via the Mi w York Philadelphia ami Norf Ik railroad, find their colleagues also left for their homes last night. OF CHEAT IMP! IRTANCE. The completion of the Richmond, Pe tersburg and Carolina railroad " ill h ? ?f considerable Importance to Norfolk. As Norfolk Is tho peanut centre of the world, this crop in the newly opened section will naturally seek this mai ket- Betides th s much of ii.tiler produi i of for si and field will come hore. to be sent North or for sh pm al to foreign ports. President Smith. Cl ri ??riil Negley and their associates in this railway enterprise will probably h Id mother meeting in Norfolk in the near future. \ A w. i? It if tinioiid or Petersburg Si.co. Round trip next Sunday. June 4th. Loaves Noif.dk S:10 n. m., returning, leaves Richmond S:oO p. in. on a spe? cial fast train. Goes rain or shine. Strict order will be maintained. my 20-ta? JOS. b\ HERMAN. THE RIVER FRONT. A WANT SUPPLIED?THE HUDSON REPAIRED?A SET-TO. A new movement, which will be ot great benefit to N >rfolk's shipping, has been inaugurated !>>? Mr. Vincent Ca cace, the well-known stevedore, of this city, who lei now making arrangements for an extra powerful steam hoister, with heavy derrick and shears. This w.ll be in the nature of a harbor ship-1 titter and rigger, well as of big as? sistance in load ng and discharging | vessels. Ills new scow of 27? (long) | tons capacity has in ved and the ma? chinery of her outfitt ng win be soon1 installed. With this holster fully equip. I ped. the taking out of any vessel's J masts or spars will be easy work. This will be the most powerful affair of its kind in this section, and a big ad? vantage to the port. The tug Ashcr J. Hudson came off Graves' Hallway yesterday fully re palred and in trim for work. The damage was sli-tht. There was'repot ted a very lively set to on the water-front yesterday morn? ing between the captains of the tugs "Teaser" and "John Taxis." over some business connected with their profes? sion of towing. I've-witnesses stau that the captain of the "Teaser" wa? badly punished on his own boat, and that soon after he assaulted with a hammer the victor in the fistle strug? gle, striking bun from behind and In? dicting a .severe cut en the back of the head. No arrests followed. The cap? tain of the "Taxis" ?etil ashore and had bis wound dressed later in the morning. otii D?y I.Iiio Improvements. The Baltimore Sun. In a description of the wharves and office building now being constructed at Baltimore by the Old Hay Line, says: "The office building will be three stories high, of brick, with stone and copper trimmings. It will be lighten by electricity and contain an elevator. The first floor will be used for offices and for public convenience, "hit., the second floor will be fitted up as otllces for the treasurer and general ticket agent, which are now in the Equitable building. The third floor will contain a director's room, in addition to offices. The bridge across Light street for pas? sengers will be an ornamental structure elevated sixteen feet above the road? way. Its exterior will be faced with sheet copper. By its us,, passengers can reach the boats without the ne? cessity of descending any steps. The elevator takes them to the second story of the building, and by, means ot the bridge they can pass directly through the wharf ware-house to the deck of the steamer. This arrangement also avoids the danger of crossing Light street, which Is usually thronged with teams during the day. The office building will be 50 feet high, and will have a frontage of about 25 feet on Light street. The plans, which were prepared by Messrs. Baldwin & Pen nlngton, Indicate that it will be one of the handsomest structures of its kind in the city, and with the wh?rf and ware-house It will form a decided Im? provement to the harbor front. Over $$,000 worth of copper alone will be used In the construction of the bridge and ware-house. It Is calculated that the entire Improvement will cos: nearly $75,000 when completed." AN EVENING MARRIAGE. MISS MATTH-: DREW W E OS MR. HARRY WILSON. The beautiful home of Captain John M. Drew. 120 Wood street, was the scene of one of the prettiest weddings of the season at 1? o'clock las: night, when MlS? Mattie Estellc I Mew became Hie bride id' .Mr. Harry Clay Wilson, Rev. S. c. l! n her. of Queen Street .Methodist Church, officiating. The bride was charmingly attired in a white organdie and carried a lovely boquel ot bride roses. The groom wore conventional black. The spacious parlors were tastefully de irated with a profusion of palms and potted uhints. The bride is the attractive and ac . ompllshed d i ?? Captain 1 '-n II Drew. The groom Is one of Nor? folk's most esteemed and enterprising young citizens, No invitations were sent out and only the Immediate family and a few close friends witnessed the impressive cere? mony. There were many valuable and useful bridal preschts. THc PLuhntifcR S STRIKE. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION HAS SPREAD A WARNING TO MEMBERS. The local strike of the plumbers Is stilt unchanged and it is now intimated that it will probably not be settled be? fore early next week. Yesterday Jot ph L. and B. w. James and it, ii, Lliliston, employing plumb? ers, i>ut nut members of the Master Plumbers' Ai.iti.n. readily agreed to the new si a! ? and othi t rules offered by t lie Join ie i !'.' h. The national branch of the Journey? men plumbers has advertised the Nor? folk strike very ( xtehsivoly In the East and West .warning union j urneymen plumbers to I p away from Norfolk until the strike is si ? i h 1. 1? e >. II I edeiul Itlllldlllg. The brick work on the new post ofllce and Uulh I States Court building Is being pus] i ahead rapidly, an-I much of ihr Iron structural work of the first story has bei n i laced in posi? tion. The Ston is being placed about the frames of the bascmonl windows, and cVerylhl I 1 dh n ? - rapid and sub? stantial progress on tile part of the contractors. Tim VI ml Cell It.emly. Thrives on ?; 1 food and sunshine, with plenty of .vereis-.- In the open nlr. Her form glows with health and her face blooms with Its l> auty. If her system needs the cleansing action of a laxative rCmcdy. she it!'.':: the gentle and pleasant Syrup of Figs, made by the California Pig Syrup Co. only. It Is worth your while to look Into the merits of The Gale Jewelry Com? pany's Diamond ?f\d Watch Clubs, Ninth club now forming; no Install? ment plan, but $1 a week. OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 5 -??? J) WATT. RETTEW & CLAY. Pillow Shams, Cushion Tops, and such like. Pretty stamped things that ' help to while away the idle moments at the seashore^ mountain or country resting place, and, for working them we recommend Belding's Wash Silks, of which we carry at all times a full line of colors. Turkey Red A\arking Cotton is used, a great deal, too. The best quality, 3 spools for ?c. im] -I Pillow Shams?32x32 Inches?? now designs?19c. a. pair. Stamped Pillow Shams, with 2%-lncbl \\ in all around, beautiful floral de s'gns?25c. a pair. U!. :i Applique Shams?32x33 Inches ?pretty open work?33c. each. Applique Shams, mado entirely of. rich applique open work, with +? im h plain border, open work edges , each, Better grades at 75? ' >'Sic. and Jl each. Applique Si arts?full size?33c. each. Hemstitched Applique scarfs?full size ?new designs, r?:e. euch. Better gradi a .u 7.V., ji nnd 12 each. Fringed Damask Scurfs?2 yards long ?colored centres?25c. each. New Art Ticking Pillow Tops and Bottoms?rich stamped designs ? 25c. set. Beautifully Designed Pillow Tops?23x 23 Inches?designs printed in natu? ral colorings?Can be used for wall hangings?60c. each. Watt,R8tt8w&Clay THE Joseph Brown STORE. A Summer Wantable. Black Cotton Grenadine. Presentable? wearable ? eco? nomical. Wonderfully clever substitutes for silk, and at a tithe of the cost. Note these descriptions?these prices? 26- in Lace Stripe ? fine stripe?t ?c. 27- in. Lace Stripe, Invisible Plaid and Polka Dot, all. as parts of the design?i$. 28- in. Satin Check?small, 25 cents in previous season, at 20. 28-in. Satin Check, smaller than the above, 20. Another, larger than either, and somewhat more pro? nounced in its style. Same price, 20c. Piques Again. "Seconds" of 15 cent stripes -34-40^ Excellent pattertrsr Other stripes heretofore 1?, reduced to 12^. Such an aggregation of white as will please a connoisseur. Josbp? Jtbwq. 220 Plain St.. [? TEETH I Full Set. ?5.00 to SltHO._ ? !; nrd.i Fiiihis ??. j; iw ana up. jy f- Silver and Amalgam Fillings. 60c, i and up. ?> Cold Crowns, ?5.00 to 110.00. it Vitalized Air ror Painless Kxtrac-. P'tion of Teeth. Physicians endorse it. ALBANY DENTAL PARLOR S, jj DR. W. W. FREEMAN, * 374 Main Street. 1 ?^- - - ^ ^ ^ j-. ^-^-? .?s, <s> <??? o o <?? ?> o ? -c> ? ?>?<? o Di-Lu-Lu-Te! SAVED MY LIFE 1 $ I had llgi Mou and dyspepsia ? ovei tw ? years?thought I would I die, so d i ill my friends?wanted v.* i lie to be relieved of my misery, .) I ? k bottles of Dl-I.C-LU-TE, ? at : .im a well man. 7 R. \V .1 AM 108, Norfolk Va. & As the pastor of h'.s family, I v: I Mr. K. W. James often In I i si knesa and can testify that i menia concerning his con ? tnd benefits derived from j Dl-t.u-L.U-Te are correct. i REV. W. H. HOWARDS A Pastor Centenary M. E. Church. Norfolk, Va. V i have used Ft-.Lu-,Du-To for A severe headache?It gives relief AT I ONI B T MRS W. V. TUDOR D. D. A For sale by Jerome P. Carr Portsmouth, Va.: also Burrow! A ? Martin & Co., Holmes and others ? 4f N rfolki Va. A ?o*ee**0O?<>?^>>4f Norfolk, Va.. May SO 1S99. dissolution, The undersigned, heretofore doing busi? ness under thf tlrm name of FACE & FORD, as contractors and builders, U this day dissolved by mutual consent. W. E. FACH. Jel-3t J. P. FORK.