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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES 2, 3, 5 & 6.
BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST. Mr. Peter Y. Johnson, who Is attend? ing Hampdcn-Sydncy College, has re? turned home for the holidays. The young ladtes and gentlemen of West 12nd will have their Christmas soiree Thursday night at Masonic Temple at 8 o'clock, instead ot Satur? day night. There will be a joint session of the Councils next Tuesday night, it is said, for the election of Harbor Com? missioners. Dr. Frank A. Walke, who has been ill at his home, on Grace street/ for sometime, was able to appear on the streets yesterday. Rev. Frank A. Meade, a former rec? tor of Christ Episcopal Church, this city, is visiting "Mr. A. ?B. Camp, No. 493 Buto street. Messrs. F. G. Barry and H. M. Ney, representing the Review of Reviews and other journals, are here for the purpose of writing up Norfolk, It Is presumed. The Virglnlan-PMot Incorrectly stated n few days ago that Mr. and Mrs. John Brlsben Walker were the guests of Mrs. Cable and Miss Burnham^ in Ghent. The report should have read: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dudley War? ner." of Hartford, Conn.,, are the guests of Mrs. Cable and Miss Burn ham. The Virginian Navigation Company announce in their advertisement that from to-day until Janunry 2d, 1900. they will sell round-trip tickets over their line for price of single fare. Rev. Charles 1- Stengle, editor ot the Norfolk Dispatch, has been called to the pastorate of a BaptlBt church in Southwest Virginia, but having pcr irnatiently located here, will decline it. A "Gibson Picture" entertainment will be given at Monteflore Hall Fri dny night for the beneiit of tho King's Daughters. It will be In the form of a tableau and will be an Interesting and instructive affair. Mr. Henry B. Newhall, Jr., vice pres? ident of tho New Jersey Foundry and Machine Company, is in tho city. He Is hero on business connected ? with the ereatlon Of modern ammunition hoists at Fortress Monroe in connection with the 'erection of the big guns there, which work Is under the orders of Lieu? tenant Satchwcll, U. S. A. t?UN ?MUCIC SHOOTING. ENGINEER NARROWLY MISSES KILLING SEVERAL PEOPLE. There was a lively shooting scrape In the region about main-top-sail corner last night. The story, ns investigated by Officer Spedden, who made the ar? rest, Is as follows: At an early hour last evening, a white man: numed Sanford Douglass took n newspaper from a small boy who was Rolling them and refused to pay for It. Ho went to the New York Dining Room for luncheon. While there "Johnny" Banks, bartender for Hudglns, on Campbell's whnrf, went In to supper, and remonstrated with Douglass for his nc:ion. Douglass resented his Inter? ference and vowed to get even. He then went to his room and, getting a nice suit of clothes, carried them to a pawnbroker and exchanged them for a revolver. He then went back to Hud? glns' to wait for Banks, and there stated he would kill Banks when be came on duty. When Banks came In Mr. Hudglns called to him to look out, as Douglass was waiting for him to shoot him. .Banks then ran out, Douglass firing from the rear/room at him and grazing him ns he went through the entrance to the street. As he reached Water street Douglnss fired ngaln, narrowly missing n couple of colored women. Banks then ran to the New York Dining Room, and as he passed out the back way to the ferry lane another shot was sent after him, this one closely passing ono Bill Parr, who was eating there at tho time. Douglass then went up town and Banks went to the police station and swore out a warrant, and Officer Sped den. after a half-hour search, found Douglass In the kitchen of the New York Dining Room. He gave two short whistles, Officers Brennan and Sander Jln answering, and the man was cap? tured. When taken Ho the station ho ihad no pistol on him, but told where he had left It, and It was found there later by Officer Spedden. Douglass breathed threatening^ all the way to the station. Ho is an engineer on the tugboat Manlstee, und when In liquor is regarded as a dangerous man. His case will come up this morning. Banks is reputed to be a sober, quiet and Industrious young man. All the latest shapes and styles In Neckwear. A treat in store for Christ? mas buyers. Rudolphl & Wallace, 333 Main street. At tho Y. M. O. A. The .match game of basket ball be? tween the Yellow and Blue fellows in the Association gymnasium was a very enjoyable affair. There was a fair sized and very appreciative audience of visi? tors In the gallery. Mr. Charles Joiner acted as umiMre and Mr. Paul Mc Curdy as score and time kecDer- Tho teams were composed as follows: Yellow Fellows?P. Williams, captain; W. Webb, Robert Montague, f. E Coulfleld. Blue Fellows?H. B. Russell, captain; J. H. Hannnh: L. B. Walker, f. f Priest. Grif Dodson, E. Rhen. The score stood 20 to 16 In favor of the Blue Fellows. The Young Mother She thinks little of her? self, and fails to notice how pale and thin she is grow? ing. She worries constan tly over the baby that does not thrive/ although its food seems abun'dant. nourishes and strengthens the nursing mother and sup? plies to the baby's food the bone-forming and fat-pro? ducing elements which were lacking. IT IS NOT RYAN. TRUE INWARDNESS OF OPPOSIt TION TO SEABOARD CONSOLI? DATION REVEALED. The New York Herald of Tuesday, the 19th, contains an article (repro? duced below) which would \mply that the Southern Railway is using every agency to deter the Williams syndi? cate in their plans for the consolidation of the Seaboard System necessary to tho inauguration of their Florida Line. Vice-Presldent St. John yesterday gave out the following for publication: "This article indicates that the real opposition to the Seaboard consolida? tion Is not Thomas* F. Ryan, in his in? dividual capacity, but that he is acting as agent for those (ft control of the Southern Railway. It docs not surprise nor in any way disconcert the Seaboard Air Line syndicate that euch violent measures are resorted to, and the friends of tho Seaboard Alf Line may feel ussurcd that we have never doubt? ed with whom we have to deal, The plans and purposes of President Wil? liams and hlB associates will be in no way adversely affected by this last evi? dence of their desperation. Past efforts should cause them to realize that boy? cotts have proven unavailing; that in? junctions have heretofore not resulted as they could have -wished; that such pernicious measures as the recent Bond BUI are offensive to sense of justice of the people of Georgia as well as Its Leg? islators; and that those presumably representing It, who have purchased a few stray shares of stock for the pur? pose of obstruction, are unable to de? feat the wishes of the real owners of tho property. Having met defeat at the hands.of all. courts, legislators and people, It is TiaTdly strange they should attempt 'more desperate measures. "As our president has just announced, the meeting of the stockholders of the Seaboard and Roanoke Company held yesterday was most satisfactory, and although each resolution met the usual protest, they have as a rule been adopt? ed by votes representing 09 per cent, or more of the total stock Issued by the company holding tbe meeting. The re? sults wore gratifying, and It Is now only a question of a few weeks when all of tho meetings will be held and the roads consolidated according to program." The following from the New York Herald of the 1Mb. in view of reported Sen board opposition. is interesting rending ut this Juncture; Behind the suspension of tho New York ProducQ Exchange Trust Com? pany, and. In the opinion of some, one of the leading causes of the closing of this institution, there was a pending r.-ll oad deal of huge proportions, which certain directors of the trust company wished to put through, but which an? tagonized some of tho blgjest financiers In Wall street. This railroad deal was In Its Incep? tion based upon the acquisition of the control of the Seaboard Air Line and the building up of a rival lo the South? ern Ba'lway system, of which J. Pier pont Morgan is the lending factor. Many persons in the South and some in Wall street have credited Mr. Mor? gan with wanting to get control of the Seaboard Air Line for the Southern. In order to make its monopoly more com? plete. These persons credit Thomas P. Ryan with -working in the interest of Mr. Morgan, and intimations were dropped yesterday that the weakening of the Produce Exchange Trust Com? pany and the thwarting of John fkel ton Williams' plan for merging the Sea? board, Florida Central and Peninsular and Georgja and Alabamn, will result In a control of the Seaboard stock fall? ing Into Mr. Morgan's hands. John Skelton Williams, of Richmond, for the purpose of putting through his big deal, "which originally, It is said, proposed the formation of n. new com? pany with about $125,000,000 capital, had Interested numerous financial in? stitutions and Individuals. Mr. Wil? liams became a director In the Produce Exchange Trust Company. The annual meeting of the Seaboard and Roanoke railroad, which was one of the most Important roads Involved, had been postponed from time to time pending the completion of the arrange? ments. The underwriting was believed lo be nearly complete. The magnitude of the task rendered It necessary, it is said, to make some chnnges in the dc tnils. The revised scheme provided for acquiring merely as much of the Sea? board and Roanoke stock as they were able to. This change was made nec? essary, apparently, because of Thomas F. Ryan's suit to compel the -turning over to him of a large block of stock of this comnany. Mr. Ryan made a contract with cer? tain directors of the company to sell him a largo block of stock, and he snys he afterward found out that some of these same directors made a second ar? rangement, as members of the so-called Hoffman pool, not to sell out except with the consent of three-fourths of the pooled shares. The pool thereupon re? fused lo deliver to Mr. Ryan, and he sued to compel a. deliverance of the stock, obtaining an injunction to pre? vent its salo lo anybody else. Soon afterward John Skelton Wil? liams and some of his friends conceived the Idea of making a big rival system lo tho Southern, and ho struck a bar? gain with the Hoffman pool for 7.000 shares of Seaboard stock, at $200 a share. Mr. Ryan's Injunction .was dissolved by the lower court, and a majority of I he stock was pnld for by the Williams syndicate, but it was left In the insti? tution where it had been placed by the pool. Mr. Ryan took an appeal, and this is yet to be hoard. AMUSEMENTS. "TOWN TOPICS." This play, which will be seen at the Academy Christmas, matinee and night, was built two years ago for laughing purposes only. That is what the ay.r thor claims, so don't, be disappointed if you like to go to the themtre to weep, but wait for the next attraction, or stay at home and worry over your domestic or business troubles. If you go to sert "Town Tonics" it Is promised, you'll forget them for threo solid hours. Of course you may disturb your conserva? tive neighbor by your bolatorousness at the witty snylngs and funny songs, but wo warrant that you'll forget your cares Brick House Moving. The brick double tenement, on Bute street fronting Jn.mes street, in lo bo moved lo Tripoli street, south of Char? lotte. The Garnet residence, on Char? lotte street, is, being re-moved to face at right angles to Its former position, and to another lot. These changes are necessitated by the Tripoli street open? ing. BRAMBLETON. An adjournad meeting ot the Epworth League of Trinity -M. E. Church was held last night, Mr. J. L. Blassltigham president The devotional exercises were conducted by the pastor, Rev. George Wesley Jones. The following officers were elected: President. ,W. Newton Diehl; First Vice President, J. L. Blass Inghan; Second Vice President, Mrs. Virginia Sanderlin; Third Vice Presi? dent, E. P. Graves; Secretary. 'J. L. Belote; Treasurer, Miss Luclle Sander? lin: Organist, Miss Sallle Harrell; Rep? resentative to Seaside Union, C. E. Morrlsett. These officers will be confirmed by the quarterly conference Friday night. BREVITIES. The Park Avenue Presbyterian Church will have its Christmas tree nnd entertainment next Thursday evening. Nice cigars for Christmas at Turner's, corner of Park and Brambleton ave? nues, for $1 per box. de21-2t Tin* Piano! You want! One that has stood the' test of over half a century; one that can be bought at an honest price, and on fair terms. Come see the old reliable "Stieff." delO-Bt Montlcello, Granby St. Chrltmas is near at hand and wo have been mindful of it, and as a re? sult are more prepared to show one of the best-selected stocks of diamonds, watches, jewelry and silverware to be found in the city. Our prices havo been marked down to ensure ready sales. You are corddlally invited to Inspect our goods before purchasing elsewhere. THE GALE JEWELRY CO. Now Lieut. Cako. A meeting of the First Division of Naval Reserves was held last night for the purpose of electing a senior lieu? tenant and two ensigns. Mr. C. W. cure bilious and nervous ills, i s:ck headache, disordered! liver and impaired digestion.; 10 cents and 25 cents, at all drujj stores. Xtnas Things ? ?Cito? Prices Right. Things of a substantial sort?for instance: Fine Comforts, Table Linens, Ladies' and Gent's Um? brellas, Dainty Handker? chiefs, Real Lace and Lace Pieces, Evening Fans, Fine Leather Goods, La? dies' Bath Robes?in fact as complete a showing of substantial things for Xmas giving as your eyes ever beheld. The win? dows suggest many things. Christmas Presents Those wishing to sec a good assortment of first class goods in the way of useful Christmas presents, such as line Carving Sots, Table Knives, Stag, Celluloid, Bone Ivory and Sliver rioted Handles. All grades Silver and Nickle Plated Ware and a large assortment of many other useful articles too numerous to mention. Call and see my goods and you will be pleased with both tho goods and tho prices. P. J. M?LBON, 109 Commercial Place Bolh Phones No. 401 Cake, formerly commander of the en? tire battalion, and who resigned that position" some time ago, was elected lleutenunt, senior grade. Messrs. Harry H, Dawson and Jos. p. Parke were elected ensigns. The meeting was presided over by Lieuten? ant J. J. Eason, with Mr. John p. Mc Farlane as secretary. THE PRESIDENT A SLAVE TO CA? TARRH.? T>i T. Sample. President of Sample's instalment Company,/Wash'ng ton. Pa., writes: "Vor years I was afflict? ed with Chronic Catarrh. Remedies and .treatment by specialists only gave me temporary relief until i was Induced to use Dr. Agnew's Oatarrhal Powder. It gave almost instant relief and has proved tho one good thing in my case." Sold by R P, Holmes.?7. KBSSflBBBBfiBSESSSRH ?-THE STORE SUITABLE GIFTS ?IN? Jackets, Furs, Golf Capes, Suits, Handkerchiefs, Neckwear and Leather'Goods ?AT? BENJ, LOWENBERG, 34 Granby Street. OLD PHONE S3S. LADIES CAN WE?R SHOES Otio Blr.e.smaller nftor using Allen's Foot Ease, a;powder to be shaken Into the shoes. It makes tight or new shoes fe?l easy; gives Instant relief to corns and bunions. It's the greatest comfort dis? covery of the ace. Cures' nnd prevents swollen' feet, blisters, callous and sore spots. Allen's Foot-Kane. IB A CtrtSIn cure for sweating, hot, aching, nervous AML At all druggists and shoe stores, 25c. TTfal packngo free. Address, Allen 8. Olmsted. Lo Roy. N. Y. _ Noticeto Customers We"heroby announce that a REDUC? TION WILD BE MADE ON ALL BILLS for Illuminating Gas consumed after Jan? uary 1st, 1900, of 10 jeents per thousand from the regular rate. Bills will be subject to the usual dis? count of 20 cents per thousand for prompt payment by 6th of following montli. Tho Company desires to take this op? portunity to say that further reductions are under contemplation and that these will bo put Into effect as soon as practlca bio. CITY CAS COMPANY. SELECT Y08R XM?S PRESENTS From Usefui or Plea? sure Giving'Articles. Kodaks and Cameras furnish life-time pleasure. Military Hair Brushes, ele? gant Celluloid Brushes, Eng? lish Hair Brushes, French Hair IBrushes, American Hair (Brushes, Manicure Toilet Sets, I Bath Brushes. FRENCH, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PERFUMES. Burrow. Marlin l Co.. 296 MAIN STREET. < floods delivered free Portsmouth, Dork ley and ull purls of city. DO NOT FAIL TO ATTEND THE GILMER-OLIVER -SKLB OF3 ?urs3 Hats Ik UrobreSlas Mow Going on at 1-2 Off Former Prices. S?LM BEEREND, 304* Main St. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. la founded upon wise real cslate Investments Is pretty generally conceded, but the. following statements from some of the well known millionaires lias Its vnl uo as proving that claim. In an address on "The Gospel of Wealth." Andrew Curneglo said: "Fortunes do exist and will continue to bo ma do hereafter by tho Increase In the value of roul estate more than by all other causes combined." Senator Jones, of Nevada, speaking of the growth of great fortunes, said: There is onlv one sure way to got rich and that Is to buy what is called "outo'de" real estato and hang onto It mill It becomes "Insldo" property. The great for? tunes of the country have* been made In this way, 1 tell you. young man, no Investment on earth Is ho safe, so sum, so certain to enrich Its owner as undeveloped real estate. I always advise my young friends to'plant their savings In realty near a growing city. Purchase a good sized truct and wait for Euro and certain returns of tho growth of this wonderful country of ours to make you masters of your own fortunes." Andrew J. Droxel siys: "I believe that there is no more certain or reliable property to bo held than real estate." Mrs. Hetty Green, tho richest woman In, Ajierlca, worth $00,000,000, snys that It was exx-luslvely In real estato transac? tions that all of her lmmcnso fortune was made. Tho above arc strong and pointed testimonials from persons who have made their fortunes, but those who read this advertisement must use Judgment in purchasing. Notice how swiftly Port Norfolk property Is becoming "Inside prop? erty." 3d lots of tho Port Norfolk Investment Company have been sold tho past week, and some of them will be Im? proved with modern dwelling In tho very noar*future. THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AHB BEING EXPENDED BY THE In Improving and beautifying Its property at Port Norfolk. The improvements added to the natural charm of tho place make this thft most desirable suburban residence section on the harbor. v^. The prices of lots '.s ridiculously cheap, considering the natural advantages of tho property. Think of It. Improved'lots right In tho line of tho greatest growth on tho harbor at less than $200 per lot on payments of $10 per month. Wo can never have a great city on this harbor without placing this property In close touch with Its business centre Look on your map and notlco how rapidly tho centre of population Is moving in tho direction of this property. This fact speaks vol? umes In favor of this property and tells In unmlstakablo language that In the coming-years this will bocomo the bus? iness centre of tho vast population that will make tills tho greatest South Atlantic seaport. Better take advantage of the Inevitable and gcf. a share of tho profit by making a largo Investment In solid growing real estate right :n the path of Improvements. Port Norfolk and Pinner's Point, section has grown from, a population of 300 to over 3,000 In five years. What will it be live years hence? If a few years has changed this section to ono of the busiest railroad sections on tho coast, can It be doubted that a few years hence wu will have wholesale houses, banks and nil that goes to make a great commercial centre? It ;? sure to come, nnd tli<5 wise will not wait until prices are so advanced as to prccluo their purohaalng. There ha;? been a large call for lots, and prices will be raised within a short llnie. Call for map* and general Information on tho agents of the Company, or on Office Columbia Building, Norfolk, Va. ' GREAT REMOVAL. SHLEI S ! PIANOS ! 0 RQANS ! On December 31st we will move to larger quarters, and for this 'reason offer our entire stock of Pianos and Organs at less than manufacturer's cost. r^>THIS IS STRICTLY A BONA FIDE SALE<^ \ and if you want to get your money's worth don't buy until you have examined our stock. We are the Largest Manufacturers of Pianos and Organs in the world, and besides giving you a great reduction on account of this removal sale, we save you the dealer's profit. Pianos from 150,00 up. Organs from $25.00 up^ Sold on terms of $5.00 per month and up. Instruments shipped to any part of the State, freight prepaid. Catalogues mailed free. Old instruments taken in exchange. Call early and secure first choice. o. 62-Bank Street, Norfolk, Va. ALL OF THE LATE POPULAR MUSIC AT. Joe. PER COPY.