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Knocks out A year ago. A year ago tlio papers wero so fall of scare lilies and cartoons of Epidemic Grip thai thu local ailvertlsers molested llmt people were hong frightened away from the sloies, threatening the holiday trade. Tho papers took the hint and the next day It was "Grip under cohtrcj. Grin subsiding, otc." This year Grip Is ipiito as prevalent but the papers are mum. H behooves you to carry a vial of "77" in your pocket. It knocks out tho Grip and "breaks up" Colds that "hang on." .11 mum! hi ?ii ItlNOitven Hont Tree. Vor sule by all druggists, or sent on re? ceipt of price; inc. or live for $1.00. Hum? phreys' Homeopathic Mcdlcino Co.. cor? ner William and John streets, N. Y. THE PATROL SHOE. The Soles Will Shed Water Like a Duck's Back. No Damp Feet, No Colds; but Solid Comfort and Dura? bility. a 3 302 MAIN STREET. Will remove to 00 flranby, street Janu? ary ist. Help You. Arc you slill undecided about what to buy as an Xnias remembrance for your hus? band, brother, or?shall we say, sweetheart? Give something both at? tractive and serviceable and it is sure to be appreciated. One ol" the articles men? tioned below will be sugges? tive for the occasion: NOBBY NECKWEAR in all the desir? able ?hapes, ."tie. to Jl.ltO. Kill i?1 .ovks?dressed and undressed, lined und unllned, J1.00, $1.50 and Jtl.oo per pair. SUSPENDERS?25c. lo ?2..VI per pair. The latest, of course1, are stiver mount? ed 11MB RE BLAS??1.00 lo ?il.'JC, with the nobbiest handles ever shown In Not folk. FANCY 811?K AND WORSTED VESTS I ?single and double-breasted. $1.00 to ?'i.?,u. i CARDIGAN JACKETS?$1.23 to i-I.OO. SWEATERS?(1.00 to f?.OO. Remember we have the agency for Bteln-Bloch tailor-made Clothes for Nor? folk and vicinity. DREWREY'S _3J7_MAIN STREET. <rOO OOO- <t>^<?> <>> ??><> O5>O I TAYLOR S COMPANY* $ ? V . Formerly under $ t Monticellb Hotel 1 HAVE MOVED TO I Ghent Market, Botelour! St, ? With a full line of ? Staple and Fancy Groceries * We carry everything for the ta? ble. We will be pleased to see our old patrons. - 9 PROMPT DELIVERY. a Phones 838 9 0 ?OOO- <S><3><> <=>0?J> <-e>00 5TENG1L GUTTERS, R ubher n nd Steel St a ni pa, Knilroad, Hotel, llaggage and Brass Checks. Seals, Bodges, Stencil nud St:uup Inks; Pads, Datera, etc PHOENIX siqiup M siencii works; Job Printers, CM. Nlvison and Cherts SU. COURT DECISIONS. Kotes of Cases Recently Decided, Which are of Interest to Our People. DICESTED BY W. B. MARTIN. (Exclusively for Vltglnian-Pllot.) "N. LIFE ASSO. V. BERKLEY. Supreme Court of Appeuls of Virginia. November IG, 1S91>. THE ONLY INDEBTEDNESS OF j THE ASSURED IN THIS CASE I WHICH COULD HE DEDUCTED j FROM THE AMOUNT OF HIS POL? ICY AVAS SUCH AS HE WAS LIA? BLE FOU WHEN IT MATCHED. SECTION 3252 OF THE CODE SHOULD HE LIBERALLY CON? STRUED, AND COVERS ANY CLAUSE, EXPRESSION OH PRO? VISION IN A POLICY WHICH AF? FECTS THE RIGHTS AND LIABIL? ITIES OF THE INSURED. UNDER THIS SECTION THE WHOLE PROVISION MUST 13E IN WRITING OR IN TYPE OF THE! ?! PRESCRIBED SIZE TO AFFECT I THE POLICY. This was a suit on a policy of insu? rance, the amount of which was claim? ed by the insurance company to lie re? duced by reason of a clause in the pol? icy, or attached thereto, which wusj printed in type smaller t'han long primer. The lower court decided against the company, ami it appealed. | The court says: It is conceded that the conditions and agreements relied on are printed in type condemned by the statute as insufll cient. It Is, however, contended that the "deferred premium" or premium lien now sought to be deducted, is a part of the indebtedness due the association, which I* referred to on the face of tltc policy as an item of credit before pay? ment. This position is not tenable. The "Indebtedness due the company" that Is referred to in the policy is obviously an actual or real Indebtedness that the Insured or beneficiary may be liable for | to tho company when the policy ma? tures. It is further contended by the plain? tiff In error that the clause in ques? tion Is neither a "condition," nor a "restrictive provision," but an "agree? ment," and therefore not affected by the statute which requires such pro? visions to be in type of a prescribed size. The statute was designed supply :i remedy for an existing evil and is not to be frittered away by nice distinctions between "conditions," nnd "agreements." It should rather receive a liberal construction in order to fully accomplish the wise and mani? fest purpose of its enactment. It Is obvious that the terms "conditions" and "restrictive provisions" contained in tho statute were not meant In any narrow or technical sense; but were intended to cover any clause, expres? sion or provision, included in or ap? pended to a policy, whereby the effect of the principal and essential part of the policy is modified, changed, re? stricted, or otherwise affected, so as to materially inlluenec the rights ami liabilities of the Insured thereunder; nnd to make such clause or provision of no effect as a defense unless it be printed in type of the size prescribed. The third and last contention is that inasmuch ns the statute provides '.hat the provision relied on may be either in writing, or type of the prescribed size; and inasmuch as tho figure:: "iiio.oo." denoting the amount of the deferred premiums, claimed ns a credit, are inserted in the provision with pen and Ink. that this relieves the whole (lause from the operation of tin statute. This same argument would serve with equal force If the obnox I ions provision had inserted somewhere in it, only one word, letter, or figure with pen and ink. The terms of the hsrrnu'.e arc plain and its object equally ' clear. To give it the narrow construc? tion contended for would practically ' destroy its value. Tho provision re? lied on must be in writing or in typo of a prescribed size, and this require? ment cannot be satisfied by inserting a figure, letior, word, or even a fence with pen and Ink. The whole provision relied on must he in writing. . or lype of the prescribed size, or it ' cannot be availed of as a defence to any action on the policy. Affirmed. STATE V. SHARP. Supreme Court of North Carolina. November 7, 1S01?. THE REQUIREMENT OP CITIZENS j to WORK on THE PUBLIC | ROADS IS NOT A TAX. AND j THEREFORE UNCONSTITUTION? al BECAUSE not All VALOREM, but it is A DUTY REQUIRED TO be RENDERED THE STATE. in" A PROSECUTION FOR FAILURE to Work the roads Tire: road OVERSEER CAN TESTIFY THAT he LEFT A NOTICE To do SO at DEFENDANTS RESIDENCE, WITHOUT PRODUCING IT. Sharp was convicted m" foiling to work on the public roads and appealed. The facts sufficiently appear from the opinion of tlie court The court says: The defendant is Indicted for n failuc to work tltc public roads or Durham county, as required by sections Land 24. -. RSI, Laws. 1S1>9. The first excep? tion was tlutt tht- court permitted tho road oversee* to testify that he left a written notice nt the defendant's resi? dence, specifying time ami place Cor working the roads, without producing the same. This wns'nbt e'rrdr, because the statute requires the notice (not copy of K) to be ?oft with I he defen? dant. As the overseer1 could not pro? duce it. he could, therefore, state what (COUGH Cures Croup and Whooplng-Cotigh Unexcelled for Consumptives. Gives quick, sure result-;. Kefiifc culistilulcs. Di Hults PiHscure Hitiouinets. i", rafii sc It was. It Is not the return oC process to u court. Besides, the issue Is not as to the contents of the notice, which Is In the defendant's ??ssesslon, und the contents could be proved for that rea? son, but the collateral fact that it was served. The next execution is that the act requires all the citizens of Durham county to work the public roads, ex? cept citizens of the town of Durham, and the defendant is also an inhabitant of an Incorporated town, to-wit. North Durham. But that is a matter left to legislative authority, and. if it worked any hardship, liable lo be changed by any subsequent Legislature. T A method which woul 1 bo satisfac? tory in some counties might, for lo.al reasons, or by reason of a difference In public sentiment, be aitogethtr utmd vhable und unacceptable in othc s. Being altogether a local matter, the legislature has endeavored to meet the viewy of each Ideality. If It has ?lade any mistake as to the washes of any locality, or there should be a dr?nge > f sentiment in any, any sub7equeiit gen? eral assembly can tint nil the act. Local legislation of this nature has been ve.y common in North Qarotlna, and has al? ways b<en held to he within the pow? er-; of the legislature. We cannot agree with counsel that requiring ihe defendant to work the ronds is ;i tax. and t'u r. f re ur.emsti tut'icnal, because not levied ad valorem In proportion to property. It is not n tax at all, within the nie.tiling of the constitutional provision which requires the prescribed cquatl u between poll end property tax to i>.. observed, it is not a tax, but a duty, like service upon a jury, grand jury, sp c nl venire, mili? tary service, or as witness, which du? ties formerly were, and t? some extent are still required to be rendered to the slate without compensatl n. With the increased wealth, and consequently in cu.vised use of ronds, nhd need lor be' tcr rrads, this duty will become more onerous and unequal, and there will probably he an acceleration in the movement to substitute a taxation upon property in lion of it. But a du'.y so long recognized as su h, which was universal liy exacted at the time of tlie adoption of the present constitution, and which has been recognized ever' since, cannot now lie deemed and held a lax, and therefor ? unconstitutional. Till 1S?!S the ?netho l of working!, the roads was left entirely in the legisla? ture to prescribe, and. if there had been any intention to restrict the power of tho legislature in that regard, or to change tho c iinmon law duty of the citizen to work them into a tux, th ro would have b< eh bi nie express provis? ion to that effect Inserted in the new constitution. There have been numerous decisions of this court since lStJS sus? taining Indictments tor fa lure to wor k the public reads, and necessarily sus? taining tho constitutionality of such .statutes, though the point was not ex? pressly raised. Affirmed. THE FIELD OF LABOR President Curtis, of the Central L,aboi Union of Southeastern Virginia, asks thai the following be given a place in the Virginian-Pilot labor column: "The question is often asked, and ninny times assented, that trades unions are a menace to industrial development and dnngerous to personal liberty. As n matter of fact, trades unions are n positive help to industrial development and they protect and make personal liberty possible under tile present means of production, it is a fact that should be apparent to the casual observer, thai the more the masses earn the more they consume, hence it naturally follows thai Hades unions, by an Increase of lh( wages of its members, thereby enabling them to obtain more money tu spend, are as a natural consequence directly responsible for the Increased consump? tion to meet the increased wants of the well paid worker, and they are indi? rectly responsible for und more largely contribute to tho forces that are build? ing up our industries than any othei clement or cause." The Brotherhood of Boilermakers' and Iron Ship-builders' Lodge No. ?1 Portsmouth, will elect and Install on lb" i>1st instant ofllcers for the year 1000 The purposes of this organization are to carry into effect a uniform nlun of elevating the social, moral rind Intel? lectual standing of its members, indi? vidually and collectively, the promotion of their general welfare, extending to eaeli other the hand of friendship, to bury Ihe dead, care for the sick and distressed and provide for tho widows ami orphans, ami help the interests of labor anil legitimate capital. Kiivo You f^oei! the (?<>??: .VorfolFi to Trfctltieiii < utiipiiii.v*-. I'i np?ny ni I'o r i X<>: In' i- '.* Think of It! Finely situated lots streets' nice'y graded and Improved wit grnndlcthic sidewalk" for Si",o. e; monthly payments. Nothing to equal them in the State. Some persons may advise against you going to see tin.ni. knowing that if you sec them you will buy. Certainly they are worth mor. money, and the price must neoessnrilji advance. Why not. when the popula? tion Is doubling every year. Price ought to advance accordingly. Th number of lots is limited. One-twolfU tho whole number sold in two woetta. At least have the courage to look ,-it them and comnare them with otiic localities nnd prices. .Mure progress in ibis immediate vicinity within las three years than in all other districts combined' All big Improvements, toi Bell Line. N. Y., P & N'.. Southern A. * D- everything Just centering here See lite property and select lot:-, now Take Port Norfolk electric cms hi Portsmouth, get off ni power house. Per; Not folk, and go two blocks wes1 on Sixth or Seventh streets. M. \\\ Mason! secretary of fcompany, Colum? bian building. Norfolk, will give fur.. Slier Information. del?-nt This United Charilio3. Contributions for tho week ending December P>t*n, 1S9D: Floyd Hughe!?, *0; .Miss Julia Ward. John P.. SVbJtehead, ffi; Mrs. N. M. and C. P. Wo.-lMi, t25; George Todd, fi; Hatch .t Dean, $5; D. L. Jackson, There are among our bcneftclarle? many who an- poorly clad for cold weather: '.therefore, contributions of shoe:- and clothing (also bed clothes) are Solicited, and if sent to the United Charities' room will be faithfully dis? tributed to those Iii need of ('hem. THE MANAGEMENT. OLD CUMBERLAND SIBEETJHURCH A History of the Mother Church in Norfolk. THE EARLY fViETKODISTS When- l tio.y Worslilpptot Ik Kol In ll itltcly Uubwn-1*1 r?l Kit It it tit's l.ol NFCHrtMl?,'t'iiu KlrWt Kttlllro Kri'cl? eil mi Oninltrrl?t<(l Mroci- I'lif hvettiid Hint tlii* TltlrU-rlnH'rcMlug hihi ins?motive Krniiiiiiie'piiceWr Prcnclters Min e tsil.l. Now th.it the consrojr-.itl jn of Cum bcrlnnd Street M. E. Church; South, hav, taken the Initial steps In erecting a new edition on the southwest corner ot" Freemason and Cumberland streets, a history of the old mother church, around ?hieb clusters so many ptc. lous memories, will doubtless prove specially Interesting to this extensive and influential body of Christians and tie Ir friends in this city and section. Fi on; the most rembte history it ap? pears that the Methodists of Norfolk owned ho church edifice of any de s rip:ion whatever before 1793 or 1794. Their regular place of worship until the beginning of the Revolutionary struggle is supposed to have been the .?Id .-liit en d building, the "play house" mentioned by Pilmorr and Asbury. Where their stated uieetlnga were held until their first house was erected is not definitely known. Doubtless they were accommodated a part, and per? haps most of the time. In private resi? dences, and in such places as could bo rei ted for the purpose. It is said that Joseph Herritar, who r< sided nt the Intersection of Chin ch and Freemason streets, opened his house for preaching lor years before a church was built. BUILDING LOT SECURED. In 17;>3, when the society numbered not more than fifty members, most of | whom wore poor, they determined to have a houa ? of their own. even though it should be on the plainest and cheap? est plan. A lot on the west side ot Fenchurch street was leased from Mr. Willi.an Walke for a term of sixty years at the price of 'Ten pounds in sp cie." In the deed of lease the bound? aries are described as follows: "Begin? ning at the corn -rst me of the Academy lot nnd running south !)S feet, thence along William Walke*9 garden 145 feet, and from thence to the first station." In the contract It was stipulated that no "dead bodies are to be buried on tile lot." nnd nt the expiration of the lease the lot and the improvements thereon are to be surrendered. The property was conveyed to Fran? c's Asbury, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and to each minister :in ! member of the said church in the United States, Individually and col ioi lively. The following were the trus? tees: .lames G. Martin, John St ration. Jasper Hunter, John George, David Wright, Richard L. Green and John Lambert. THE BUILDING. The Binall wooden building erected on this lot appears to bave been one of primitive simplicity and plainness, If not In rude form and finish. It was pn bably d void of both palm and plas ? :ing and furnished with common I? ? j11 benches, affording Beats for two hundred anil fifty or throe hundred per? sons, including the colored people, who occupied the one gallery, which extend? ed across the room in the end opposite the pulpit. A feature In the CQIlStrUC? tion of this house was that it rested on , o 'den pillars or post.-; several feet high, designed ns a protection against the water which at times filled and iverflowed tho cove where it stood. SECOND PLACE OF WORSHIP. Although this bouse was a very ordi try structure, it appears to have been Ii-: sc oiul one erected In Norfolk as it iluco of worship, and the first one built iv private or individual Contributions. l*hc Methodists occupied H only six ?ears. FIRST CUMBERLAND STREET CHURCH. No record lias been found of lite build? ing ot* the first Methodist Church od.lice, irected on Cumberland street. The site a which the present structure elands as purchased from Arthur Moore, of Ii i t ford, X. C, for two hundred and .nnds (11,250) cut rent money of Virginia. I The ?! ? il of conveyance was made to John Stiittton, Richard L. Green, John George, Harro I Raker, James Dawley, I John Reynolds and Francis Butt, trus? tees, February 20, 1S00. Tms house was completed perhaps in h- fits: part of the year ISO:!. The con rogation were worshipping In it in [arch, IS?S, for Bishop Asbury. in his initial of that date, stirs: ??| preached in tho new house, the esl In Virginia belonging to our so h'ty. The pulpit Is high, with a wit? less liVte that awkward thing In Bal huore?calculated for the gallery and 00 hlsh for that.*' AN INTERESTING RECORD. Among tho writings of the ln'.e Mr. les :-' Allmand, who, when a small ioy, whs bnptlzed in this church, are : llowlng interesting particulars of l his church: "It was a brick structure, smaller .i.si the present Cumberland street d I flee, and stood on the same site. On u a sijcle, running from the street to he rear of the lot, was a row of shade s The main door, which whs about : > ? feel from the ground, was 'cached by woodc.n steps at each of Ive dbo: -two In front, one on 'each tide the nds <?*' the aisle which ran 1 cross the building in front of the altar' or chancel, and one on tli? side tear the northeast corner, conducting . the gallery occupied by the colored, people, Two harrow aisles leading from ;he front doors gave short benches on itch side jjf itha room and long ones in " It ? middle. Bags of black material al? le). .1 to long .rods received the offer? ings of the people, and when not In use Open Evenings Until Christmas. HH Who have in mind the giving of Haberdashery to ihe men folks for Christmas wanfetbi^e^u^ ?Unit what tliey select is of the latest style?that it is of reliable quality- -and tha^tli|^)|cff is the guarantee we give on these three points?.nut a fourth?greatest assortment-~that;S^U^ to do the buying. If our advice or judgment is desired to aid in choice it will be given soundly,?; Of course for the holidays we make special preparations?and here are some of'tnf?|j' Men's Silk Suspenders, 50c Handsome Silk Suspenders, in pretty shades*, with kid ends und German silver mountings. Bach pair in a ties. Itogultir ";?.'. Fancy W?b Suspenders, wllh i>;itent cast-off; strong and "?Cr rilabl.-. K-aeh pair In .i Pox. Sterling Sliver mounted Fancy Hllk Sus? penders, with leather ends: we will co? nnive initials on the mountings und liand omely Pox them free. One lot <t 1 Of\ pair. Another at. <PI*VV Six Men's Handke'rcrtief^i In'"a box. quality siiecrVilaaak^l! el, with tin* ? openwork L at Men's Gloves, Worth $1.35 a pair. Tan Dogskin Gloves, with full piqued seams and sclf-stltchlng on hack: perfect-lilting and perfect and fashionable gloves. Hoys' Tan Dogskin Gloves, all sizes? new shades?worth 7ne. a pair. 5Qc ^ Special for the holidays Smoking Jackets, $3.98 The very newest effects?n plaids with fancy cuffs and pockets?double faci-d goods?extreme styles?worth $3 and $'5. For the holidays . $3.98 Fine cIm?m stitched, with ?n? QpeprWori let ie rs. Regular ^w^yAg^ba^fMUSBB! Pino sheer linen;HaadBgstn^ dress use, wltlt-lvdir. ;'aUa-Mna^WBKr*K' iaeh hems?six in a- box;;'f?r;Vti^d>*:< Full Dross '.'$|| Protectbrs, . $M lloaw Black Sa tin "Fn! \'} Dress >;Pr tor*, lined with: quilted, :whtte^;ojr,iPil, satin. Worth $1.50. ?? In a box. -?^&pL Silk Mufflers, . . . . ' *4 In a box.' Worth 7.>c. Black ? and White FiguJ& Silk, full sizo and very'extra 'qUall.ty^iif?. Now Oxford Mufflers. . In . fahcVK Sattfl t-'tvip' s. Checks and.. lJlnlds;' worUv ??? 7Qs M.:'.\ for. Leather Goods. Tourist^' Cases. Dressin? Sets, ^(Utafy Brushes and Collar .nnd;.Cuff J'jQ'^J Men's Umbrellas, This *s it special lot wdrtbTi?K "ZG^S lue 11 Taffeta Silk Umbrellas. .paJSVgot; frames and steel rods,1 with- boiwoo4;fthc linn hindles. handsomely...trimmed/, wit I'r.e. Kilver. Wo'vo others, of coursoVanviliiinis?S?? variety, ranging In .price :fro'm.:9Se> jto 'C'-- silver-trimmed ones' wiU."b6.fnl?tiled|f' Th, free 3,000 Men's Scarfs Worth 39c and 75c for 25c and 58ci They are Tecks, Puffs, Imperials, Ascots, and English Squares, in special p?tte'rris?that%c$ alone can show you; made of extra generous size, of extra fine qualities of silk. '':Thi>e;25^;i^-?j5) worth 39c. You cannot duplicate any Scarf in the lot at 50c under 75c. If you want the finest Neckwear made?let us show you a selecnSt^^ai^ffiSirefS Shawl Scarfs?you'll appreciate the values in the silks?$1, $1.50, and'$2.50; v-E?cftjSl&V be handsomely boxed. hung on the gallery columns nearest the pulpit. The latter, which was small ami considerably elevated above lite floor (as Bishop Asbury also testifies) was entered by means of winding steps on ea-L-h side. Two oil lamps on the pulpit stands, candles arrnnged on a frame work of wood suspended from tlte ceiling, and two candles on each of the pillars supporting the gallery, furnished the light. At regular Inter? vals during the service the sexton, with a pair of 'snuffers,' went around trim? ming the enndle-wicks. The local preachers who nttended I he sedvices occupied cltairs within the chancel, With which fact U rr?nnwt...t ?,.> QxcMU ing and nt the same lime a very amus? ing episode. On a certain occasion, one of these brethren, leaning back in his chair, nnd sweetly sleeping, wa'e startled by one of the lamps, which the pulpit (ex) pounder had upset, striking Iiis head, whereupon lie started up cry? ing loudly, 'Fire! tire!!' " This first church, erected by the "Methodists of Norfolk on Cumberland street, was the scene of the grandest triumphs of the gospel ever achieved in Ulis city. Hundreds of souls were born of Ood, all of whom doubtless ere this have passed to their llnal reward in the skies. A LA HO ICR EDIFICE. Tiic first church was not. destroyed by tire, as some writers have slated. It was pulled down to make room for a more commodious and attractive edi? fice. In 1SS2 the old building was re? moved, and preparations made for the erection i f n new one. The members of the Building Committee, composed of David Duncan, father of the late Dr. .1.mies A. Duncan and Bishop \V. W. Duncan; C?rey H?tt nnd Jod Callls were the architects and contractors, and Thomas James the brtckmason, The house was completed (it a cost of 818,000, and was occupied March 9th, \ 1831. rtev. Win. A. Smith, I). D.y through whose chief Instrumentality the enterprise was completed, preached the dedicatory sermon. DESTROYED BY FIRE. Thursday night. March 2d. ISIS, this building was destroyed by tire with its ', entire ctfi^jrits, including the pastor's; library, ?*fhere was nn Insurance of i 811,000 on Ilm building, which was duly' paid, and furnished the greater portion Of the sum required to erect another house. THE THIRD EDIFICE. Relng thiM providentially deprived ot a church home, the congregation re sorted to Ashland Hall, on Holt street, and there regularly worshiped until the completion of the present lecture room, which was opened with a sermon by Bishop William Capers, -who chanced to he on a visit to Norfolk at the time. William Callls. nephew of Joel Callls (one of the architects and contractors on the former building) was the archl-j toot nnd contractor, and John Ridley the brlckmason. That these were "honest, capable and faithful" men, is fully attested by the work dc^? In this substantial and well preserved struct? ure. On Sunday, January 8th, 1849, it was The Norfoik Railway and Light' Compariy VIRGINIA KIJSCTRIC COMPANY.) NOTICE TO CONSUlVIElSi In accnrdSnnee with a policy which has been under consideration, i'?r '. sovo-.-u: months, the ivni|...ny v 111 make a RKDU'CTION ON.,AU;:i6Ihi?!" FOR RI.KCTRIC ..TRRKNT for Ar.- and .Incandescent -?gbitr-g anJjj Motors (except il.it rat - Incandescent). '. This reduction w'.ll bo n DISCOUNT OF 10 PER CENT*: If bills are paid on or before the leth of the month .?/following .th-tt Which the charge is mole. This reduced rate will !>?? I : . if cot on hills incurred. aft^tr?J$ny> 15*). |hb The Company d< sires ???? express *u? obligations to Its oust? the-'r support, at.-: to ; l.e oi's . pportur.ity of. assuring". VhVj above reduction Is net to be t .!;?:? n as final, but will be follow other reductions as th-.* growth md development of the- liii'sljr; sound and libei a I pale} may determine. ';.'.? ? The Norfolk Railway and Light: set apart to the worship of Almighty Go;i with appropriate services. Key; John K. lid wards, the pastor, preached the dedicatory sermon. This <hui\n. alwuys popular with that portion of the community denomi? nated "the masses." has be-.'ii an im? portant factor in the moral and reli? gious progress nf Not folk for more than a hundred years. It has not only main.* tallied a healthy and vigorous existence Itself, but from time to time, has also sent nut numbers of its most influential and useful members to aid In establish? ing other Methodist churches, while, th? frequent and powerful revivals with which It has been favored, have proved a blessing to many who belong to other communions. It has accomplished great good hitherto, and doubtless Is de.-lined to achieve even grander results In the time to com..'. PV E AC II E KS; ? SI N (' E 1S 38. The preachers who served the church a? regular pastors from 183S were Kcv3, David Doggctt. D. I). (afterwards; Bishop), Edward Wndiw?rth, Henry J3 C?wles, William A. Smith, D. D., John E. Edwards. D. D. (who, while pastor, organized and buiil Ora.nby Street, now Epworth Church).; Nelson Head, Davis P. Wills. Krank Stanley. Itobert Mich? aels, A. J. Coffinan, J. ?. Mastin (dur? ing the war of 1S61 and ISIS), Thomas A. Ware, II. C. Chcatham, P. A. Peter-' I son. John D- Blnckwell, D. D., E. M. 1 Peterson; D. 1"?., Jaseph'H. KidtlicU, J. M. Anderson. A. O. Brown, D. D., W. Q. Starr. A. C. Bledsoe; D. D., AV. V. 'Tudor, D. D., W. H.' Atwlll, -A D..,and H. 10. Johnson, D.-D..-w|i^ lag his third year. - i r Of the preachers'..who church durlng'vthe-'s'rxty-ou, 1S5S to the .present..'thntv < lowing are aiTj'fthK'vth?jUy^i ?.in Head, Kev.^B.??j Cm Joseph M. .Kiddl-V f-teVl ? son. Uov.; ;A. Ci.! Biowi).. P. c.. stai-?V:P. i>^.-K'e;#jw ' D.. He v, \V,: ;tl, /?w^f?P pastor, Rev.' Or. JlJjBi-,^ 1 b. y. p. u,-m<Ae$ The Junior It.;'Y,?^M^ Hppti.-.t CTiurch-.iwilliljm^ meeting at 3 o\^ioek',tiii^7 . cordial .-|nvltatton.-, is'.^'psts young piioplc. i The Senior B. Y. F. V church .will? tr.eet?aM??w& e.-cnlng. \??:-;)*v^gfii<0t?l sired. ; Tickets on ?al6;X?fctfiQ;i I days by:.,thff '?sSk$$?ffif^. ... camber 22d, 2.3d; i'^S^th.VJ I her 30th :ahd,3lsb.'.^^raV' I lioo, good until January * Dr. A WesV. ;mat department. .Of..the,: party. tectlve -vi? specially,] OTH.