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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES 2, 3; 5 & 6.
LOST. HAMBLER BICYCLE. LEFT IN front.'of So. Bell Telephone office, Main ?street. Friday, 15th lnst., In tho after .'noon. Liberal reward If returnetd to SOUTHERN EBLL TELEPHONE OF? FICE._ d&9-3t? T~ OST.?DECEMBER. 2nd FEMALE Xj Beagrlo hound, tan ? collar,N white streak on left side of neck, white on tall about 15 Inohes high, small scar on left ear;' was seen with two boys on Talbot street. Liberal reward. HUNTER SO RBY, 15 Union street. del9-3t? _WANTED. _ WANTED ? SITUATION JANUARY 1st by hustling; mam of experience; wholesale preferred; can glvo best rofcr enco from present employer. Address HUSTLER, care Virginian-Pilot. de21-4t? WANTED.?A RELIEABLE PERSON to keep boarding house at Whaley vllle, Vo. Six to eight regular boarders; house vacant January 1. Address O. B. ROBERTSON, Supt.. Whaleyvllle, Va. del9-tu,th-2t_ CIRCULAR LETTERS. ETC.. MIM cographed by ERNEST STAPLES, stenographer 313 Citizens' Bank Build? ing. New 'phone 410; old, 161. nol-tf FOR SALE?TWO OF THE CHOICEST Lots In North Ghent. Terms to suit purchaser. Apply at office of THE NORTH GHENT LAND CO., over City National Bank. de21-3t? USINESS FOR SALE ? GREAT | chance for young men to go in bus? iness with enrall amount of cash; can pay balance as business makes it; must be I sold immediately. Address G., care Vir? gin! an-Pllot._ de20-3t THOR SALE?SMALL NEW SLOOP, 32 JD feet long, 9 foet beam. Apply to E. T. WILLIAAIS & CO. 49 Commercial . Place. _del7-3t? OR SALE ? RESTAURANT WITH fine trade; lodging rooms well furnished; all occupied; day and night house. Terms easy. Apply 425 Church street. se29-tf FOR RENT. FOR RENT?FURNISHED OR UN furnlshed rooms, with or without board. 42C Freemason strcot. de21-3t OR RENT.?FURNISHED OR b? furnl9hcd rooms for rent York street Address K. M. C, Virginian-Pilot. de20-lw "LjlOR RENT ? NICE ROOMS NEAR Jt1 business and car lino; good loallty; furnished or unfurnished; good place for proper parties. 407 Bute street. del7-3t? "?R RENT.?DESIRABLE RESI dencc, No. 4 Hamilton avenue, Ghent. Modern Improvements; possession Janu? ary 1st. CHAS. C. COUPER, 103 Bank street.. de3-tf PLEASANT NEATLY FURNISH''' rooms, 241 Churoh street, opposite St. Paul's Church. no22-lm* __^F^E^I^J^OTJCES._ NOTICE?ANY LADY WISHING TO sscuro tho services of a nurso will please call at Walker's Pharmacy, corner Clay and Clalborne avenues, and obtain the necessary Information. MARY J. 110 DSDEN._de20-3t SPECIAL PRICES ON ALL OF OUR photographic work until tho first of tho year. The finest work guaranteed. Exclusive processes, J. H. WHITE, 37C Main street. OLD SHERRY, COOKING SHERRY, Old Port Claret, etc., from Frost's Vlnovards. Office 16 Hill street. Order through Bell "phone 342 or mail. del7-lw ABSOLUTELY PURE WINES FROM Frost's Vineyards: Office IG Hill street. Order through Bell 'phono 342 or mall. del7-lw O LOAN?51,000, $2,000 AND J1.0?0~FOR a year or more upon first class sc i curlty. Address LOAN, care Virglnlan Pilol. _del6-15t O THE PUBLIC?BURK & C?W gory, printers, publishers and blank book makers, have removed their plant to Nos. 28, 30, 32, 34 nnd 30 Rnndnlnh street, corner Plume, In rear of the New Atlantic Hotel._delo-tf PIANOS TUNED BY OUR FACTORY Tuner. All work guaranteed. Or? ders by mall given prompt attention. Both Phones 1109. ST 1 EPF WARE ROOMS. Montleello. Granby St. de?-tf WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR new funeral car and casket wagon, both of tho latest dcs'gn, and persons needing our services will do well to call on us and get prices. J. L. MORRIS & CO.. 527 Church street. New 'phone 1155. nol'J-Gm HUDSON'S ENGLISH?K-fTCHEN.?A great many changes have taken place In tho restaurant business, but the old reliable Hudson's English Kitchen, established in 1S90, has, like a stonewall, become a flxturo at 317 Main street. This is strictly a temperance restaurant. DR HARMON, the only exclusive Opti? cian. Eyes examined free. A largo stock of Artificial Eyes. _353 MAIN STREET. BUREAU FOR EMPLOYMENT~AND LABOR furnishes suitable employ? ment for men and women. Call and reg? ister your name. Fee, ono dollar. One half refunded If we do not place you. C. J. IREDELL President; J. B. HAN? COCK. Secretary. Room 16, over 5 and 10c. Store. Special Room for ladles. Old phone. 956; new phone. 810. noS LADIES NEEDINO TREATMENT for Irregularities. Leucorrhoca, any other Ovarian Troubles consult Dii JACKSON 112 W. Mulberry street, Bail tlrnorp, Md. Private sanitarium; trained nurses. '?VTOREOLK DYK1NO. CLEANING A> and Repairing Co.?Ladles' Suits cleaned; G?n's' Suits Dyed. $2.00, cleaned and pressed, 75c., pants pressed 10c, car? pels a specialty. 441 Main. New Phono 201. NO MORE GRAY HAIR?MMR. GATES has a preparation that will ehnngo gray hair to Its original color In a short time or money refunded It la not a dye., and will stop hair falling out. THE RELIABLE HAIR PARLORS over 5-and-IO-Cent Store, Norfolk, dell-lw? MR. L, JACK OLIVRR WILL BE pleased to see his friends and patrons at his successor's store. 30-1 Main street SALM BEHREND, lato J. W. Gllmer s dc!9-3t * CARD?DR. B. R. KENNON-KYE JTV Ear, Throat and Nose. Office 10/ Main street. del5-2w? lANO'TUNING, ACTION AND CA8E work. C. S. Marble's address is P. O. Box 151._dc3 lm? BUREAU FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR Is Incorporated and Is com? posed of leading wholesale merchants of Norfolk. Business men want;ng help sun piled FREE OP CHARGE, character and capacity thoroughly Investigated. None but worthy help recommended. J n HANCOCK. Secretary; C. J. IREDELL president Old phone, 956; new phone Sio' Room 10, over 5 and 10c Store. Special Room for ladles._ no5 Mfocka nnd tloudx. MOTTU, do WITT & CO., Zl Granby st Stocks and bonds. ' Southern investments." Correspond* nee solicited. ItelUble periotii of a mcchjnlcsl or luvenilre min eeMrlOfffrtflptoihe Pari? KxpoMttou, with g i'ii- BUtfT SOAMHtfl'f&Piljl/JSliOU Ifl f?"Ki ~~flN 0UTRft6E0UTFL;flSURL;. TB? Ordinance Gonterrlno Extraorflinaru Pow? ers Upon tue Board ot Water Commissioners. - / Citizens and Tax-Payers Continue to Pronounce Action of Councils Unwise and Uncalled for?The Ordinance Not in Keeping With the Spirit of Democratic Government? Not a Voice Raised in its Defense?What Was Said Yes? terday. Below will be found a number of In? terviews with citizens and tax-payers whose opinions as to the wisdom of the action of Councils in conferring extra? ordinary powers upon the Board of Water Commissioners, make Interesting and instructive reading: MR. EDWARD CAMP. "My vote in the Common Council shows how I stand on the ordinance granting these extraordinary powers to the Water Board. I think as I thought then, that it is an outrageous measure. It was passed through the Councils without discussion on either side. I knew before the Council met that it would pass- Very often the Council men vote on Important measures thoughtlessly. "No commission should have such un? limited power as Is given In this ordi? nance. It tends to tempt persons in whose hands it Is ?laced. The ordi? nance should be radically amended. Now. the Councils are supposed to be reasonable. I doubt not If the Board of Water Commissioners, or any other bonrd, were to show wheat! an ofTice should be created, a salary raised or an expenditure made, the Councils would grant It. They give those boards under their control everything that is shown to be necessary. I see no reason there? fore for any board doing just as it pleases- ?? "I favor an annual statement being required of all departments, giving an Itemized account of all moneys paid out, this statement to be published. This would be rendering an account directly to the people, whose money is ex? pended." C. BILLUPS. "Before answering your question di? rect, I wish to say that the government of nearly all the cities of our country Is most Imperfect, and well calculated to discourage Investments in real es? tate. If private enterprises were con? ducted In the way we conduct the bus? iness or our cities and counties, we would be a nation of bankrupts In a very short space of time". The ordi? nance about which you are asking some expression of public opinion, gives to the Water Board FULL AUTHORITY to arrange and to do In all matters con? cerning the water department as the Board may see fit. EXCEPT as to pro? positions and plans for ENLARGING the works. The enlargement feature is one RARELY to be considered, so the public complaint, as I understand It, grows out of the SURRENDER on the part of tho Councils of their right to Inquire Into the details and general conduct of the nffalrs of a very im? portant department of the city govern? ment. I do not know how wisely or un? wisely, how economically or prodigally, this department hns been administered, because no details are made known or required to be published. But I regard the ordinance as an unwise one, be? cause no department of city govern? ment should be made so nearly Inde? pendent of review and approval by the Councils. Bcslres this, the passage of the ordinance has subjected the Coun? cils and the Board to all kinds of crit? icisms, if not suspicion. No legislation should be of a nature calculated to ex? cite the public mind and fever it to the point of suspicion. It is not fair to leg? islative bodies, and most unfair to offi? cers who may be disposed to honestly administer the affairs of their depart? ment. - COLONEL HARRY HODGES. Among those interviewed yesterday wns Colonel Harry Hodges. It was he who moved the reconsideration of the ordinance and its reference to the Fi? nance Committee, after It had been ta? bled by the Common Council. "What were your reasons for bring? ing the ordinance up again, Colonel?" was asked. > "I wanted a thorough Investigation of it before the Finance Committee," he ropl'ed. Colonel Hodges declined to say what reasons actuated him In voting for the ordinance or, what reasons were ad? vanced by those who worked for the pnsrage of the measure. He nlso de? clined to say whether or not he favored the ordinance at present. MR. WM, F. GREGORY. (Of Eure, Gregory & Co.) "Entirely too much power Is given n subordinate bonrd in this ordinance. I do not see why the Water Board should not be compelled to go to the Councils for Its authority just like any other bonrd. It is an unwise law." MR. T. A. JONES. "I was surprised when the ordinance was passed that the Councils, which are supposed to be the guardians of the city, should have so shifted their dutien nnd responsibilities. It was unw'se leg? islation to say the lenst. I have never understood the reasons given for the TW fiWEW TO LOAN IN ANY 1ILV/X,J XJ J. amounts: no delay: cn.i lOBt terms LEO JUDSON, Academy of Music building. no23-lm* C?fc*PT ^\i\f\ TO LEND ON THE P\ f \ !? Building and Loan As? sociation plan. W. II. SARGEANT. Jr., Room 31, Lowenberg Rldg. no3-tf TVT0ATI? V~ TO LOAN ON REAL, **?Vr? Jr estate. Easy monthly payments.\ Loans made promptly. FRANK H. GALE. 310 Main street. "XTf^l'Vr I? V Kei.dy, im> wnlline 1Y1A/1> Fj X <tnl<!u l.oiiiin on II onnrlioltl I'll r n f i n |-o will o In n?? Mortgages nnd other securities; liberal advances on salaries, rents, annuities, es? tates nnd permanent incomes, interviews strictly private nnd all transactions rig? idly confidential. NORFOLK MORT? GAGE LOAN COMPANY, W. II. Ilof helmer, new No, !58 Main street, Moritz OiUco Building, suite 6, C and 7. (J ADIK8I Chichwter's EnglUh ? Pennyroyal Pills i], ;dii?..< Drill), are tho Bust. S?f?, R?)i?bi?. ** T?fc? po filhtr. x?rt tc, itu*!*,.!!* ptrticnUii) "I; flirt t? ^'"/'jVLtmorjtoturn Mn\i., A' or?tit?v adoption of the ordinance. I do not be? lieve there can be any good ones. The people do not take enough Interest In the affairs of this kind. Very few knew that such an ordinance was passed and consequently no halt Is called on the Ccuncllmen." MR. RUSSELL? S. DAWSON. "1 have not looked into the matter, but if the ordinance is what I gather from what I have read, It Is not in keeping with the spirit of democratic government.lt is entirely too wide-open, and if It doesn't provoke criticism, it ought to. There should be a check upon all departments. The people who pay the taxes ought to know how the mon? ey Is spent. I do not mean by this that every trifling amount spent for stamps or anything like that?In short any small Items?should be audited so care? fully, but what I mean Is this?that anything of importance done by any of the boards should be subject to the approval of the direct representatives of the people." JUDGE M. L. EURE.~ "In my opinion it Is a very unwise policy to withdraw the Water Board from the supervision and control of the Councils. This opin'on Is expressed In no feeling of opposit on to those who control the Water Department. There nre grave reasons why the supervision of all departments should be vested In the Councils." GENERAL E. M. HENRY. ' "I am ignorant of what powers <are delegated in the ordinance and there? fore cannot discuss this particular act. I can only say that on general princi? ples I am opposed to giving any boards authority thtat belong to the Coun? cils." COLONEL GEORGE W. TAYLOR. "The ordinance was passed while I was in Cuba nnd I knew nothing of It until recently. I haven't had time to pay close attention to it, but, speaking on tp-neral principles, I will say that all boards ought to be under the Coun? cils and. If plausible, there should be a bonded commission of good citizens to supervise the expenditures of the different departments. WMiile it is not relevant to the question under discus? sion, I want to add my endorsement to the suggestion that a new water main be put in. We need better pressure." MR C. O. DEAL, "I think just about as those you have previously interviewed on this ordi? nance. It Invests too much power In the Water Board." MR. A. B. SELDNER. "I think It Is a mistake to allow any subordinate body too great a latitude In the expenditure of the city's money. The Councils, upon whom this duty was more particularly imposed by the char? ter of the city, should have complete control of all expenditures so far as the amount and character of these ex? penditures are concerned. "Unless there nre very good reasons I for allowing this extraordinary power to one board over the other boards, I see no cause why it should have been granted." THE ORDINANCE IN QUESTION. Antending and Re-enacting Section 7. Chapter 46, of ordinance of 1894. Passed by Common Council February 7th, 1809. f Passed by Select Council February 14th, 1S99. Section 1. Be it ordained by the Com? mon and Select Councils of the city of Norfolk that section 7 of chapter XLVI. City Ordinances, 1S94, entitled Water Department, which was amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: It shall be the duty of the Board of Wit'tcr Commissioners to conduct nnd manage the affairs of the water depart? ment of the city In such a manner as will best subserve the city's interest; and to that end they are hereby AU? THORIZED AND EMPOWERED TO MAKE CONTRACTS FOR THE PUR? CHASE OF THE SUPPLIES necessary for Ihe dally operation of the works nnd for such ordinary repairs to the machinery as may, from itime to time, be needed; to ener into contraot for permanent Improvements to the works, subject to the approval of the Councils; to employ laborers necessary to the efllclont working of the plant; to use the ground or soil under any street, road or highway within the county or city of Norfolk for the purpose of re? pairing or laying water pipes, erecting hydrants and making connections with the water mnins for private or public use; but with the express stipulation that they arc to restore the surface of such street, road or highway as near ns may be to its original condition and repair all damages caused by i such use thereof; to appoint a superin? tendent, a registrar, one or more in? spectors, a lineman, a chief encinoer, i six assistant engineers, nnd SUCH OTHER OFFICERS AND EMPLOYES AS MAY BE NECESSARY: TO DE? FINE THEIR DUTIES AND TO FIX THEIR COMPENSATION; TO ES? TABLISH RATES FOR WATER: to make rules and regulations governing the plumbing and Introduction of water into private or public premises and for the general conduct of the wa.?er department not In conflict with these general ordinances. PEOPLES' FORUM. NOTE.?The People's Forum being freely open to all parties, classes, per? sons, views and capacities, tho Vir? ginian-Pilot is responsible for none of tho statements nor opinions ex? pressed therein, nor for the style In which they are set forth. The ignorant and uneducated shall he heard here equally with the learned,. Let tho Councils Retraoo.Stops. Editor Virglnlan-PHot: ; All men are liable to err?even Coun cllmen of the city ? of Norfolk (aye, I further,, and even Water Commission ers) are not exempt from thl3 common Infirmity pf tho race. To err 1b human, and there Is no nobler exhibition of true manhood than the .correction of an error, when discovered. Now, that Is the exact dilemma of our City Coun? cils. They committed a grave error In endowing the Board of Water Com? missioners with autocratic powers last February, and In the exercise, or the attempted exercise of those powers, that Board has committed two blun? ders?to give them no harsher name? blunders so palpable that the Councils themselves^ have stood appalled In the presence of an overwhelming public sentiment, and have put tlie seal of their own condemnation uuon two favorite schemes of the Board?the meter system and the Park water con? tract wHh a rival water company. (Naturally one would suppose that the Councils, upon discovering the dangerous consequences of their own ill-judged confidence in the wisdom of the Board, as illustrated by two such conspicuous Instances of erroneous judgment as to evoke almost universal popular condemnation of them, would retrace their steps, repeal their hasty legislation, and take back from the Board .the power to do so much mis? chief as* was Involved "In the two measures, which the Councils them? selves were constrained to condemn. Will they do it? Or will they allow the (Board to blunder along unre? strained In the management of one of the most important departments of the city government? and that, too, when they do not confer like extraordinary powers upon any other department. If the Board committed these grave errors, does It not prove that they ought not to be trusted with such wide latitude of power- History may re? peat itself at any moment. And are the people to forever stand on guard to prevent Invasion of their rights and Impairment of their interests? What are the .Councils for? They are the City guardians. ?Let us hope that the Councils will profit 'by their recent experiences, and take prompt measures to guard the public Interests against the possible recurrence of such "perils as lately threatened them. \ CONSERVATIVE. A CHRISTMAS DINNER. PREPARATIONS TO GIVE THE POOR A DINNER. Miss Madge Stokes, the charming lit? tle daughter of the proprietor of the Mont'icello Hotel, will give a delicious dinner on Christmas day to about 200 of the poor little children In Norfolk. The dinner, which will be served in the spacious din'ing-room of the hotel, will be a regular course one, the menu em? bracing all the delicacies of the season A brass band will play throughout the occasion. About 100 grown people will be present to aid In making the Utile ones happy, and addresses will proba? bly be made by prominent citizens. Rev. Charles I. Stengle, superintendent of arrangements, will preside. All the charitable organizations of the city are interested In this entertain? ment. The expenses will be borne en? tirely by Mr. Stokes, and the dinner will be given in tho name of his little girl. -The invitations are most daintily gotten up. Mr. Stokes intends giving a Christmas dinner every year to the poor little children of Norfolk as long as he is proprietor of the hotel. Last year a purse was subscribed by the guests and twenty-seven poor lit? tle folks were made happy by being taken down to Lowenberg's Shoe Com? pany and provided with shoes. Favors Mr. Bland's Bill. Mr. Edward Camp, superintendent of the Norfolk Knitting Mills, in Atlantic City Ward, was asked yesterday if he favored Mr. Charles T. Bland's Child Labor bill. Introduced Tuesday In the Legislature. He replied that it was a good bill, and should pass. He rarely ever employed anyone under 14 years old, he said. It Is mostly the yarn mills that employ child labor. Mr. Camp fa? vors compulsory education as a good mate to the child labor law. The provls'ons of Mr. Bland's bill nre that no child under 14 years old shall be employed In factories unless such child has a widowed mother to support, and in that case not to be employed in factories under 12 years old. Keep Off the Corners. KEEP OFF THE CORNERS. The "Corner Clubs" are kept moving these busy days. No lounging 1s al? lowed. The police are giving especial attention to all crowds that stand on the corners or in front of the different stores, watching for the girls. The police have orders to keep a clear gangway for holiday shoppers, and to arrest all who refuse to 'move on" when ordered to do so. Bishop Randolph In Roanoko. Right Rev. A. M. Randolph, of Nor? folk, Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, held conflrmat'oi services In Ch i t Church, R a^oke Tuesday night. Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock the church was consecrated. Rev. Thomas M. Carson, of St. Paul's, Lynchburg, preaching the ordination sermon, and Bishop Randolph mnklng tin address. TO cchf. iva OK ppe IXTVO I??t' Tnko Laxative Bromo Quinine, Tablets. All druggists refund the money If it falls to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c. An endless variety of Silk Suspend? ers. A useful Christmas present. Ru dolphl & Wallace, 333 Main street. Pinn? I' ii rcIi is<-r-.! Come and see our magnificent stock of high-grade pianos. Prices lowest In Norfolk; quality of goods unsurpassed; you get big values for your money. STIEFF FACTORY WARES ROOMS. dcl9-?t Montlcello, Granby St. ? hrlfttmna lloiiditj' nur?. TROD \ln ??. ?fc I?. Ity. lftOfl 83. RO It I ell ill nil On lift Return. 83 SO Account of. Christmas holidays the Chesapeake and Ohio railway will sell on December 22d to 25th, Inclusive, De? cember 30th and 31st and January 1st, round trip tickets nt greatly reduced lates, limited for return passage to January 4th, 1900. TO STUDENTS presenting the proper credentials, re? duced rate tickets will be sold from De? cember 15th to 21st, Inclusive, bearing final limit of January 4th, 1900. del7.19,20.21 f.yea Cx -ndnrd i'rrr. Dr. A. Week manager of the optical department of the Gale Jewelry. Com? pany, will examine your eyes free. De? fective vision and complicated cases specially Invited to call. Je26-tf NEW STEAMSHIP LINE. Norfolk to Be Connected With Cu? ba and'Porto Ricr> TJio Uiiltid State* Trunnpnrtntloit nnd Toqrine i'oinpmy Prejrotetl Colonel William I.Hi a tu. Will Hciflfc Snbsoriplloiia to Capital Nlock. ? A steamship line between Norfolk and Cuba and Porto Rico is projected, and will probably soon be In operation. Tho Virglnlan-Pllot prints elsewhere tq-day an advertisement which tells something of the purposes of the pro? moters of the'' new line, and announces the desire of the organizers, Messrs. William I.amb & Co., that subscriptions to the capital stock be forwarded to them prior to January 1st next, when the list will close. The new year will probnbly bring to Norfolk the greatest New Year's gift she has ever received In all her history. Few knew until yesterday of the organization of tho proposed new line. Quietly and ns effectually the pro? jectors have worked, until their hopes now seem to be about to fructify. Col? onel W:lllam Lamb and his assoc'atca have apparently taken fortune at its flood. The time for starting the line could not well be better and no other place so good as this from which to operate a line to the Antilles can be found. Subscriptions are vejy likely to pour In upon Colonel Lamb, since everybody here knows of his ability to make such an enterpiiso as thl<? pay. That the United States Transporta? tion and Towing Company will be a paying enterprise und will grow In strength with the crnst<>ntly Increasing pnlronage sure to follow goes without saying. The Importance of the project ennnot be over-estimated. It is Norfolk's first step toward the assumption of her proper place among ports of Import. FlorenceCrittonton Homo's Needs. The following- list comprises a few of the things greatly needed at the Florence Crlttenton I-Icwic: Blankets, sheets, white spreads for single beds, pillow cases, towels, foleaehed cottons, striped ginghams for uniforms, chairs, table cloths and napkins (white), knives, forks, spoons, a sideboard, a refrigerator, three small tin or Iron washstands (white) for the hospital ?ward, a large table, machines and low chairs for sewing work, small blankets for baby cribs, dark green shades for windows, wood, coal and provisions of all kinds, especially a barrel of flour. Persons visiting the home to-day will thus see what gifts will be most ac? ceptable. For all aches, Capudine Is the certain remedy; certain, safe. 15 and 25c. at druggists. H>iiny'? Chrlatmim PI ?Iure. A handsome llthogrnph, entitled "Christmas Joys." given away Satur? day, December 23d. C. D. KENNY, 202 Main street. S. E- corner Church and Queen Sts. tle21-3t BM'in?-! l?lillto?l Pianos that last a lifetime; highest possible grade. You will find It in the "Stleff." Reasonable prices; liberal terms. STIEFF FACTORY WARE ROOMS, del0-5t Montlcello, Ciranby St. I*orf<?'k null Wi'Mlcrn Itnllirny C'tt rial lit it* and New Voar II nl Idny Kate** The Norfolk and Western Railway Company will sell during the Christmas holidays round trip tickets to nnd from all points on its line at rate of a fare and a?third for the round trip; tickets to be sold December 22d to 25th inclu? sive, nnd December 30th to January 1st Inclusive, good for return passage until January 4th, 1900. Fare to Richmond and return $3.50. del2.17,13,21,22,24 OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 3. LOWE & MILLER, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in <i* *l Imported Fancy \ -KND Staple Groceries No. 62 Granby Street. Both Phones 343. Prompt Delivery. de21-3m VIRGINIA?IN THB COURT OF-LAW and Chancery of the city of Norfolk on 20th day of December, 1899. - ' M. Joseph & Company...Plaintiff vs H. D. Jamison.v.Defendant IN ASSUMPSIT AND ON AN ATTACH? MENT. Tho object of this suit Is for tho plain? tiffs to recovor og-alnst the defendant the sum of $006.25 'with interest thereon from Hth day of Novembor, 1S99, till paid, and costs. And affidavit having' been made that tho defendant Is not a resident of the State of Virginia, and the attachment sued out herein having been returned ox- ' ecuted, ho Is hereby required ,to appear wlthln fifteen days aifter duo publication hereof and do what may bo necfcesary to protect his interest.. JUNIUS A. COLBMAN, D. C. .LEWIS, JONES & WARING, p. q. de21-th-iw UNITED STATES Towing & TransDortatlon Co. Subscriptions will be received at the of? fice of William Lamb & Company, Citi? zens' Bonk Norfolk, Va., until tho 1st of January, 1900, to the stock of a .towing and transportation company, to be organ? ized for tho purpose of transporting lum? ber, coal, iron and other merchandise, from- and to Norfolk. Portsmouth- and Newport News and Northern and coast wlso American ports and tho Islands of' Cuba and Porto Rico, and cdsewhoro as may he deemed advisable.. American tonnago suitable for th.'s pur? pose was never scatxer t'hnn at tho pres? ent lime. Freights arc unprccedentcdly high, and opportunities are offered for making season and annual contracts for transportation at largely remunerative rates. In -'some Instances freights hava trebled since the 1st of September last? a fact unparalleled In tho history of our coastwise commerce. The undersigned hold valuablo options on freights and vessels, which they will transfer to the proposed company when organized for a small stock consideration. Rooks of subscription will be closed at 0 o'clock January 1st noxt.nnd a call made for the assembling of subscribers for or? ganization within ten day's. Parties desiring to avail themselves of this very promising investment will ad? dress the undersigned as soon as possible Shares will not be less than $500 (Fivo Hundred Dollars) each, and a deposit of 5 per cent, by check must bo made with tho subscription to insuro its acceptance. (Signed) WILLIAM LAMB & COMPANY. Norfolk. Va., Dec. IS, 1899. FORM OF APPLICATION. Messrs. William Lamb & Company, Citizens' Bank Building, Norfolk, Va, Dear Sirs?Please enter my?our suli sorlpt'on for .shares In tho proposed United States Towing and Transportation Company. Herewith find my?our check for 5 per cent, of the subscription. Yours very truly, de21-3t FISHERY for LEASE Scaled bids will be received by us un? til 12 o'clock m., December 26th, 1899, for the leaso for from 3 to 5 years of the Chautauqna Fishery at Virginia Beach, which extends from Rudeo Inlet south to Jefferson street, being about three quarters of a.mile ocean front, rent to be payablo yearly In advance. Leaso to begin January 1st, 1900. The, right to re? ject any and all bids Is reserved. The Chauta?qaa by ibe Sea Assembly, VBy H. L. PAGE, Secrotary, No. 22 Bank street, Norfolk, V?. delO-td GREAT SACRIFICE SALg . Finest stock ever in Norfolk. Direct from Manufacturer, Save Money by Buy= ing These Furs. siivsrtlaaa Gauss ana umnrenas WALTER J. SIMMONS & CO. Hatters and Furriers. XMAS GOODS ! HANDSOME, STYLISH F?RS. For quality and stylo none cheaper. Look for-yourself. Ladles' Fine Felt $2.00 Golf Hats?this week and next?$1.25. HATS. CAPS, CANES & UMBRELLAS. Sydney Sherwood & Co 325 Main Street, Norfolk, Va. OPEN EVENINGS. Our $2 Quilted Satin Romeos will be sold on Thurs? day, Friday and Satur? day for Box of Candy Given WitJi Every Purchase.