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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES % 3, 5 & 6.
Go fishing where fish have been caught by others If you -want to be cured take the mediciue which has cured others. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cures diseases of the stomach and organs of digestion and nutrition. It cures many dis? eases which seem remote from the stomach because it cures the stomach in which such diseases have their origin. ' "Words fait to express what I suffered for three years, with cold chills, palpitation of heart, shortness of breath, and low apirlls," writes Mrs. A. C. Jones, of Walterboro, Col letou Co., 8. C. "X could not sleep and really thought I would soon die. Had a peculiar roaring through my head all the Ihne. Was so emaciated and weak 1 could not feed myself. My aunt Induced me to try Dr. Fiercc'a Golden Medical Discovery, which I did only to please her, adtl six bet ties curtd me. To-day am sound aud well. During the three years I was sick I had five different physicians." Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cleanse the system and regulate the liver. wmm. - A Good Suit of Clothes or Over -coat. A Sensible Christmas Pres -ent. - You ennnot appreciate the val -ues and appropriateness of our -assortment of Presents for Gentle -men unless you see them. HOME KILLED MEATS ! THE ONLY KIND WE SELL?THE ONLY KIND YOU WILL USE AFTER YOU UNDERSTAND THE MEAT PRO? BLEM. IT WILL PAY YOU TO SEND US YOUR ORDER FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.- ? - J.S. Bell, Jr.&Co., Corner Queen and Church Sts. Old 'Phone, S35. New 'Phone, 1010. Thousands of pretty ones to select from St wonderfully low prices at LOUGH RAW 0 PRIEUR'S RRT STORB. 174 CHURCH STREET. NEAR MAIN. Beautiful Medallions, Brass Photograph Frames. Mirrors, Imported Plaques, China Jardinieres, Easels, Screens, Pic? tures Lamps, Vases, Tobacco Jars, Boxes, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Ebony Goods, Comb and Brush Sets, Manicure Sets, Shaving Sets, etc. Beautiful assortment Rox Paper. Com? pare our goods and prices, whioh we guarantee to bo satisfactory. NOTICE OF Til DIVIDEND Office of Theodore S Garnett, ) Trustee <Sr Receiver of Rurruss, Son & Co) 224 Citizens' Bank Building, Norfolk Va.) DIVIDEND OF TEN PER CENT, will be paid to ?11 creditors of Burruss, Son & Co , on presentation of Receiver s Certifi? cate at th's office between the hours of 10 a. jik and 8 p. m. on and after Ute I0TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1&99. THEODORE S. GARNETT. ?Truste? and Rsoetver of Burruss Son & Co. del7-lw, - . COURT DECISIONS. * otes of Cases Recently Decided, Which are of Interest to Our People. DIGESTED BY W. B. MARTIN. (Exclusively for Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) VA. COAL CO. V. THOMAS. Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. November 16, 1899. SECTION 661 OP THE CODE, PRO? VIDING THAT A. TAX DEED CAN ONLY BE DEFEATED BY PROOF THAT THE TAXES WERE NOT CHANGEABLE, OR HAD BEEN PAID. IS NOT UNCONSTITUTION? AL, AS A TAKING OP PROPERTY WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OP LAW. THE FAILURE OP A TAX DEED TO SHOW AN ADJOURN? MENT OF THE TAX SALE DOES NOT AFFECT THE TITLE OF THE PURCHASER5!, This was a suit to set aside a tax deed to J. D. Thomas as Invalid, be? cause of the fal.ure of the treasurer to adjourn the sale of the land from a term of court at which It was adver? tised to the time at which it was ac? tually sold. All the other proceedings were'regular as required by the stat? utes as to the sale of land delinquent for non payment of taxes. The lower court dismissed the bill and the plain? tiff appealed. The Court says': ? i Our statute provides, section 661 of the Code, that where a purchaser has obtained a deed for land purchased at a tax sale, which has been duly ad? mitted to record, the title thus acquir? ed can only be defeated by proof that the taxo3 or levies for which the real estate was sold were, not properly chargeable thereon, or that the taxes or levies properly chargeable upon said real estate have been paid. That this statute, at the least, makes a prlma facie case In favor of Thomas cannot be questioned. We have then a case where the averments of the b 11 are d;ned by the ?answer and the testimony is conlllctlng and inconclusive as to the Issue of fact upon which the controversy depends, and we have the decision of the Cir? cuit Court in favor of the appellee, which must prevail, unless we'are pre? pared to pronounce the decree erron? eous. But this Is by no means the full strength of the case for appellee. He invokes tho protection of section C61 of the Code, which, to apply the lan? guage of the Supreme Court of the United States In Callanon v. Hurley, "removed difficulties which had before existed In the way of establishing a tax title and at the same time works no injustice to owners of land subject to taxation ? *." Section 661 of our Code, however, goes further than the Iowa statute which camo under consideration in Oallanan v. Turley, for It undertakes to make the deal conclusive upon all questions Involved, save only . that it may still be attacked by proof that the taxes for which the real estate had been sold were not properly chargeable thereon, or that they had been paid. I That the case Is covered by the de-| clslons of Flanagan v. Grlmmett, and Hobbs v. Shumate, is conceded, but It Is contended that the authority of those cases Is destroyed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which provides among other things, "that no man shall be deprived of his property without due process of law." We apprehend that such has always been the law of this State, and we can? not think that Judge Allen, speaking for this court In two well considered cases, meant to decide otherwise. It is the duty of the State to cause the bur? den of taxation to fall equally upon all citizens, and to enforce the col? lection of taxes by such means as will compel each to bear his allotted bur? den, and in the performance of this duty the sale of property delinquent, with an absolute right of redemption for two years after such sale, Is not the taking of the property of the cit? izen without due process of law, and a statute, which, after all this has been done, and a deed to the purchaser has been made, shuts off all Inquiry with the exceptions heretofore stated, is a Just and proper exercise of legislative power. Affirmed. MURRAY V. SUTHERLAND. Supreme Court of North Carolina. November 14, 1899. IN AN ACTION TO SET ASIDE AN ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE FOR FRAUD, THE PACT MUST BE AL? LEGED THAT THE PURCHASER PARTICIPATED IN THE FRAUD, OR HAD NOTICE OF IT, OR WAS NOT A*N INNOOBNT PURCHASER FOR VALUE. This was an action by the heir at law of James W. Murray to recover the real estate of which he died Beised and possessed. The defendants an? swered that the land was sold under proceedings to make assets to pay debtsi sale confirmed, purchase money paid, and deed made to purchaser, from whom by mesne conveyances title had passed to these defendants. The plaintiff replied admitting these allegations, but says he is informed and believes that the proceedings set out "were the result of a conspiracy participated In by said admlnstrator and others to defraud plaintiff, who was then a minor of tender years, out of his land as described In the complain* herein, and did defraud hhn of the same by said proceedings, which plaintiff is informed are irregular, against the course and practice of our courts, Illegal, and void." Upon the complaint, answer, and reply, the court adjudged that "the plaintiff take noth? ing by his action, and 'that the defend? ants go without day, and recover of plaintiff costs of suit," and plaintiff appealed. The court says: But should we treat the plaintiff's action as being one to set, aside, for fraud and irregularHy, the Judgment and sale, the allegations aro wholly In? sufficient. The, allegation of a. con Relief In Six Hours. Distressing kidney and bladder disease relieved '.n six hours by "New Great South American Kidney Cure." It Is a great surprise on account of its exceeding promptness In relieving pain in bladder, kidneys and back, In male or female. Re? lieves retention of water almost Immedi? ately. If you want quick relief and euro this Is the remedy. Sold by Walke, Mar? tin & Gray, druggists, Norfolk, Va. w&th-ly * splracy to defraud by the "administra? tor and others" is too indefinite. Nor is there any allegation that the pur? chaser participated In the fraud, or bought with notice thereof, nor that the defendants had knowledge of such fraud, and were not Innocent pur? chasers for value, and without notice, and there" other defects. The courts do 'not favor "Judgment upon the pleadings," but the pleadings of. the plDlntiff In this case are so defective that the court below properly held that ho could not recover. Affirmed. THE WOOD-BEE MINSTRELS. YOUNG GENTLEMEN BOARDERS ENTERTAIN A JOLLY HOUSE? HOLD. The young gentlemen residing at Mrs. Fender's boa: ding-house, as that sec? tion of the old "Norfolk College for Young Ladies" building, not occupied by the Mary "Washington College, is now known, gave a very elaborate and laughable ante-Christmas entertain? ment to the guests of the house and their friends last night, the pleasant af? fair bel?g entitled: "The Wood-Bee Minstrel Co." Of course, the Indies of the college were invited and equally, of course, they, together with most of those Invited, went. The. minstrels held forth in the third floor ''school-room, and the gorgeous costuming of Lew Dockstadter and Billy Vann was entirely overshadowed. All were purely amateur, of course, most of the performers never having faced an aud'ence bjfore, unless It was to lead a german or line-out a golf links, champion a progressive-euchre party, or tool a four-in-hand in a hay-ride outing, but the work done was very creditable and the audience simply laughed themselves Into aching sides, enjoying very nearly every act and number presented. Special mention of anyone would seem unfair, but the hit of the evening was probably Mr. James Johnston's coon-song, "My Han? nah Lady," his pluck, good taste and good voice proving a winner. Those taking part in the entertainment were Messrs. Harry Lester Durrant, Bob Russell. Jule Stanfleld, George Lightly, Steve Askew, Theo. Butler, Sammle Hlncs.^ Charlie Durgln, Jlmmle Grant, Billy Rowlett and Scott Bosley, the first-mentioned acting as interlocutor in the first-part, and the latter twcA playing "tumbo" and "bones" In the same. Jlmmie Johnston, Professor Gill, and others assisted. A cake-walk and negro farce were the concluding fea-1 tures. The -whole was highly appreciat? ed. REV. J. ERNEST THACKER. ACCEPTS CALL OF SECOND PRES? BYTERIAN CHURCH, NORFOLK. A large congregation attended the services at the Second Presbyterian Church last night, the interest being centered In a desire to hear Rev. J. Ernest Thacker's letter of acceptance of the pastorate of the church. Mr. Alexander Broughton conducted the exercises, during which the follow? ing letter from Mr. Thacker was read by the clerk of the church session, Mr. Luther Sheldon: 319 S. St. Aeoph St., Alexandria, Va., Dec. 19, 1S99. To the Congregation of the Second Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Va.: My Dear Christian Friends,?I appre? ciate very much indeed the honor you have shown me In asking me to become your pastor, and also the kind and earnest manner in which your commit? tee have presented the claims of your church. Because of the pressure of other seeming duties, it has cost me no little effort to decide what my real duty Is In the matter. Your call, however, doea seem so very providential, the members so hearty and so cordial, nnd the future before the church so prom? ising, that I am constrained, after the most earnest and prayerful considera? tion, to believe that I ought to accept It, which I do subject to the action of my Presbytery. We believe that God, through his Spirit, directs the church In the choice of a pastor, and by the same Holy Spirit and Providence leads the pastor to the people; believing this, we have a right to ask and to expect God to bless this union. And I beseech you, brethren, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, that you pray God to send me among you full of the Holy Ghost and of power to do His work. I pray, also, that each Individual member of the church, old or young, will remember that God has made him, or her, a co laborer with the pastor and with Christ in the work of saving souls, bearing one another's burdens and establishing the knlgdom of rlcrheou3ness, peace and Joy in the world. May the God of all grace establish, strengthen, settle you in every good word and work. God permitting, I ex? pect to be with you, at furthest, by the first Sunday in January. With many good wishes and a sin? cere God bless you for each one, I am, Cordially and faithfully yours. J. ERNEST THACKER. " The Great Superiority " of Tarrant's Effervescent Seltzer Aperient is in its power to relieve without irritation. It cleatis&s-&nd refreshes the stomach and bowels, removes gouty and rheumatic poisons from the blood ,and allays feverish conditions in a wonder? ful manner. T A R RA NT & CO., Chemists, New York. . At ttntffistt, joc. ana* -f/.oo. ? 4 CENTRAL LABOR UNION. LEGISLATIVE MATTERS CONSID- | ERED AT LAST NIGHT'S MEET? ING. The Central Labor Union held largely attended meeting last night at I their hall, on Bank street, the occasion ! being the regular semi-monthly busi? ness meeting. One of the principal matters before | them was the child labor bill, intro? duced In the present Legislature by Hon. Charles T. Bland, of Portsmouth, which was referred to the Legislative Committee with Instructions to confer with Mr. Bland In regard to one of the provisions of the same. Another matter was the fellow-ser? vants' bill and letters from Messrs. "Whltehead. Bland. Foster, of this port, and Folkes. of Richmond, promising 1 their support and hearty co-operation In securing the pnssnge of this bill. The election of officers was deferred ] to the first meeting in January. An Ounce of Caution. Guisseppe Plctrantonia, Italian, yes? terday secured a marriage license for a wedding w>th Caroline Couto. of the same Rationality, sometime next Jan? uary. The lady wished to buy ring | nnd trousseau, and apparently had an idea thnt this action bound Guisseppe Ilrmly enough to run the risk. "Newest Discovery" extracts teeth | painlessly. N. Y. Dental Rooms only, No. 324. corner Main and Talbot sts. N. E. of monument, established nearly 20 years. Ennes, Dentist. New 'phone, 1,681; See our line of Umbrellas. Every? thing new in natural and silver-trim? med handles. Rudolph! & Wallace, 333 j Main street. Reported All Well. The Clyde steamship Wlnejah re? ported yesterday, on her arrival here, passing four miles south of Capo Charles,'the schooner Zanmanting, Sa? vannah to Philadelphia, railroad Iron laden, and overdue at her port of des? tination, and desired to be reported "All well." ^ Little Book"INFANT C > HEALTH" Sent FREE, * Should be In Every House. ^ H.Y. CONDENSED MILK CO. 'CAHCA itl'.TJ do all claimed far thorn and aro a tmlr wonderful medicine. I hare often wished for a modlclne pleasant to take and at last bars found it In Cascarcti. Since taklnc tbam. niy blood bas boon puriBOd nml my complexion hnn Im? proved wonderfully and I feel much beuer In ovory naj." MRS. ha u.iz l?. Sellars, L-Jltrell, Tcua. Plea.ant. Palatable. Potent. Taste Good. Do Good, Never Blckon. Weaken.or Gripe. 10c. 26c, fjOo. ... CURE CONSTIPATION. ... BLillnic n?mr<. r.Bpaoy, <?lr.ro, Hoilraal, Vrr T.rk. 31) This is We can offer you a bar? gain in Childs' and Misses' Button and LaceShoes. 1 bought large from the manufacturer at a cut price. The entire lot to go at $1.20. Regular price, $1.50. John I Small, 302 MAIN STrIeT. Will remove to $6 Granby street Janu? ary 1st, ??????<? OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. To day's Programme: Lust of the Special Sale of Smoking Jackets? which offers choice of every Jacket in tlie house at little or nothing compared with the actual values. English and Scotch efFects, plaids and solid colors, also plush. In Lot 1 Are all Jackets worth up to $5.00 . . . $3.45 In Lot 2 Are all Jackets worth up to S6.50 . . . $3.85 * In Lot 3 Are all Jackets worth up to $7.50 . . . $4.98 In Lot 4 Are all Jackets worth up to S 12.50 . . . $6.95 i 234-236 main street. o<y<}> o><>-q> ooo- o<*>v> <p-*>-?> a <?>*?><> <><:?<* A Ladies' Solid Gold Watch.$16.50 Diamond Brooch Pins. 7.50 Sterling Silver Comb and Brush. 3.50 Sterling Match Box..-. 1.00 Diamond Ring. 5.00 Sterling Comb, Brush and Mirror, in case. 12.00 EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. These are only a few of our leaders. We have an im? mense stock of all kinds of HOI?ID AY GOODS At prices to suit everybody. All goods marked in plain fig? ures. The newest stock of JEWELRY AND NOVELTI in the city. FINE ENGRAVING and REPAIRING a specialty. j. v. ALFRIEND & CO., JEWELERS I 790 MAIN STREET. JAA1ES P. BANNER, Manager Jewelry Department I The^ing Gor. Main and Bank Sts. | IS TO BE TORN DOWN, % and the largest slock of DIAMONDS. WATCHES.' JEWELRY, SIL? VERWARE. ETC.. that ever was in Norfolk WILL BE THROWN ON THE MARKET and disposed of during this month. Wo have no place: to storo the stock during tho rebuilding, therefore aro compelled to sell It. 4?Every Article has been Reduced From 25 to 50 per cent. I ^ AND THE PUBLIC WILL GET THE BENEFIT OF THE GREAT EST BARGAINS IN XMA3' PRESENTS EVER OFFERED IN THIS CITY. DON'T DELAY. . ? . iwit COME WHILE THE ASSORTMENT IS COMPLETE. chapman & mmm, The Live Jewelers. Cor. Main and Bank Sts. A Great Attraction" During the holiday season for the family" Is the cheery glow of the fire made from our coal. It Is tho magnet that draws the household together, and the pluco were they always discuss tho superior merits of our co:il In heating the homo and for the baking and cooking of the Yuletldw feast. Our clean and well screened coal wo are selling at - per ton. Batch-elder & Collins, Phone 101 145 Water St. AND VITALITY AFTER X331. MOTT'S KTErtvuniOTia Fix?ja Tho great remedy for nervous prostration awl all diseases of tod cpnerattra organs of oitbor sex, such as Nervous Prostration. Falling or Lost Manhood, Impotcnoy, Nightly Eratsslorjs. Youthful Errors, Mental worry, excessive uso of Tobacco or Opium, which lead to Consumption and Insanity, with every $6 order wo guarantee to cure or refund tho money Sold at 91.00 per box. 6 boxes for 15. uu. sue. MOTT'S CM r.jin A L CO., Cleveland, Ohio. Sold bv BURROW MARTIN & CO. EVERYTHING TO EAT ?AT?? Virginia Cafe and Bakery S73. MAIN STREET. BLOOD POISON HA.VK YOU Sore Throat, FlOiplea, Coi>i i perr-Oolored Spots. Aches, Old Sores Vl~>' cors In Mouth. Hair FaHing? ;\vVt6 COOK REMEDY CO., 1677 MA^NIO;. TEMPLE, Chicago., HI., for proofs of ' cures. Capital SSOO.OQO.? ? .W?.r ::soM<jlt'- -th?:">. most obstinate cases. We Itave cured tha-N worst oases la lo io S3 dftya, la&iosuc* ba?lt fre*. . . ;..^T^t,aygr^g