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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.
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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?
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. Place. _del7-3t?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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?.
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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.

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