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Both Branches of the Legislature
Adjourn Today,
It Will Do Considered In Jnnonrr
IVrlt for tne Kleotlon of Senator
To H?y? (Ite Hanonlo Teniplo- A
TcrrlDlo Accident lo l'oitccmitn'n
Wife?A Tonne Woninta Fninlly
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Dec. 20.?It la practically
settled that both branches of the Legis?
lature will adjourn to-morrow for the
Christmas holidays. The only measure
which stood in the way was the fertil?
izer bill, which has been settled for the
Some of the members have already
gone. Most of the Norfolk; legislators
Will probably start home Saturday.
Chairman Ryan, of the committee to
?which -was referred the bill offered by
Mr. John Whltehead, of Norfolk, pro?
viding- for the teaching in the public
schools of the effect of alcoholism, has
decided to call his committee together
to consider the bill on the second Tues?
day in January.
There will be large delegations ot
ladies and gentlemen interested in -the
measure from Norfolk and elsewhere.
The bill Introduced by Delegate E. C*
Folkes, of Richmond, requiring tele?
graph, telephone, and electric light
?wires to be placed under ground in nil
cities of more than 20,000 population, is
to be heard by the House Committee on
General Laws to-morrow morning. Op?
ponents of the measure -were at the
Capitol to-day, urging a postponement
of the. hearing. Mr. Polices stated that
he was opposed to passing by the con
sideratlon of the measure. He will in?
sist upon a hearing to-morrow.
Mr. Hunt Chipley. superintendent of
the Southern Bell Telephone Company,
was one of those who urged postpone?
ment until such time as all property in?
terests affected could be properly rep?
resented before the committee.
Lieutenant Governor Echols to-day
Issued the writ, as required by law, for
the special election In the city of Buena
Vista and counties of Rockbrldge.Bath,
Botetourt, Alleghnny and Highland, to
provide for the vacancy In the Senate
caused by the death of Senator Charles
E. McCorkle.
The writ Is issued to the sheriffs of
the counties and calls for the election
on Thursday, February 1st.
In view of the uncertain condition
existing in reference to the disposition
of the Masonic Temnle, the Grand
Lodge of Virginia will Issue clrculnr
addresses to each society In the State.
The secretaries will present the ad?
dresses to their respective lodges, and
the matter as to what steps should be
taken In the premises will be discussed
and acted unon. ?
A general poll will then be taken and
the Grand Lodge will act in accord?
ance With the suggestions made by the
various subordinate lodges.
It Is understood that the credits In
the case are likely to foreclose at any
time, and if this should be done a crisis
may come. In that event the Grand
Lodge will be prepared to take the nec?
essary stens.
The American National Bank has
been designated by the Secretary of the
Treasury as a depository for the pub?
lic money of the United States.
This means a considerable Increase
In the circulating medium here.
Mrs. Vlrgle Pendleton, wife of a pop?
ular police offlcer, met her death here
to-day in a peculiar manner. While
standing on a stepladder fixing a chan?
delier, she fell to the floor, breaking
her neck.
Miss Ivy We3t, of Old Church, Han?
over county, was probably fatally
flburned yesterday, her clothes taking
fire from an open grate. ?
(Special to VirgU#in-Pilot.)
Petersburg, Va., Dec. 20.?The lumber
dealers of Dlnwlddle county held a
meeting at the county courthouse last
Monday to protest against the Increas?
ed rates of freight on lumber over the
Richmond, Petersburg and Carolina
rnllroacl. A committee was appointed to
confer with the ra.lroad authorities and
aec if the rates could not be reduced.
The John S. Dix Industrial School, a
colored Institution, lias been given lfl'a
acres of land, located about half a mile
from Dinwiddie county courthouse, on
which to erect a new schoolhouse, and
with the land the schoo, has been given
25,000 feet of lumber to be used In the
construction of the building. The erec?
tion of the new building will be begun
very shortly. The County School Board
has Interested Itself in this school,
which has a full corps of competent
teachers and a board of directors. Rev.
Henry M.idison. of Dinwiddle, Is presi?
dent of tiie school.
The new furniture for the Petersburg
Savings and Insurance Company's new
banking house, on the corner of Syca?
more and Tahb streets, waa being put
into that building to-day. The finishing
touches are now being put to the inte?
rior of the building. The company ex?
pects to occupy the building about the
middle of next month. The bu Iding
now occupied by the company waa re?
cently purchased by the Petersburg
P. rp'HuU Building and Lonn Associa?
tion, who will tako possession of it aa
soon as vacated and do a general bank?
ing business,' The association has Just
given a contract to the Gary Qafo Com
pany, of Buffalo, N. Y., for one hun
died new lock-boxes.
The sales of loose tobacco at the
warehouses still continues fairly large
and the prices satisfactory. The highest
price obtained to-day was $18 per hun?
dred pounds. The sales will be discon?
tinued on Friday next for the holidays
and will not be resumed until the 9th
of next month.
All of the Episcopal Churches are be?
ing tastefully decorated for Christmas
services, and the music will be of a
high order.
The vacancy existing In the ofilce of
Commissioner of Revenue of Surry
county will be filled within the next
ten days- The County Assessors will
be appointed when the vacancy Is filled.
C. E. Abernathy and T. E. Booth have
been appointed assessors for the coun?
ty of Dlnwlddie.
(Special Correspondence Virginian-1
Cape Charles, Va,, Dec. 20.?The ser?
vices at the Catholic Church here next
Sunday, Rev. Father Mickel, will be
mass at 10:30 In the morning, Imme?
diately followed by the benediction of
the blessed sacrament. There will be
no services in t'he evening. Christmas
day the first mass will be a high mass
at B o'clock In the morning. Father
Mickel has been Instrumental In hav?
ing had special music prepared for the
occasion, and the decorations of the
church, which is beautifully located on
Randolph avenue, will be most elab?
orate and appropriate. The second
mass will follow the first, and the third
mass will be read at 10:30, followed by |
The "Peninsula Telephone Company"
Is an institution of which our citizens |
have just cause to feel proud. With?
in the past month or two a number of |
additional wires have been strung
reaching the various necks of North?
ampton and Accomac counties, ~a"hd
even connecting with a long-distance
wire with Philadelphia. The service Is
yet new, but proper push, energy and
Intelligence are polishing the rough
plnces, and It won't be long till the
Kastern Shore, a most prosperous and
favored section, will be "up-to-date"?
at least in telephonic service. Mr. John
T. Daniel, of Cape Charles, has been di?
recting the alTalrs of the company since I
its Inauguration, and his work has been
well done and to the satisfaction of the |
nubile. A meeting of the directors of
the company will be held In his office
Friday night of this week, at which |
time matters of Importance will be con?
sidered. Vlrglnlan-Pllot readers In
Cape Charles and elsewhere on the Pe?
ninsula will be kept posted on this sub?
'Squire Lucius Nottlnghnm, the senior
magistrate of Northampton, and a very
popular and well-posted official, was In
the city to-day making Inquiries about
Santa Claus.
Mr. H. McCown. of Capeville. Is regls- ]
tered at tho Northampton to-day.
The Sunday school of Bethany M. E.
Church, whose nble and popular pastor
Is the Rev. T. R. Van Dyke, will hold
a sociable Xmas night, on which occa?
sion the members will be suitably re?
warded by old "Crls Klngle."
Mr. John W. Carroll, editor of the I
Light newspaper here, and the efficient |
clerk nt this place of Col. R. H. Nich?
olas, superintendent of the New York,
Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad, has
returned from a business trip In the in?
terest of his compnny.
Capt. Thomas Parsons, one of the
moist substantial business men on the
"Shore," and a popular resident of Cape
Charles, was In collision last night on
? he public highway with Mr. Clinton
Scott. The gentlemen were In car?
riages, and driving in opposlste dlroc
'ions, and the night being dark, a col-|
lislon nt full horse-trot speed resulted.
Capt. Parsons was thrown from his ve?
hicle and sustained painful, though not
?erlous. Injuries. Mr. Scott got off more
Rev. T. R. Van Dyke, pastor here of
Bethany M. E. Church, has just closed
a protracted meeting of great success
md Interest. It continued for some?
thing like a month, and about fifty pro?
fessions of religion are reported.
D. J. Bradley and W. J. Patton. of
Now York, who are guests at Cherry?
stone Lodge, are having splendid suc?
cess In shooting, averaging about forty
a day.
Mrs. Madison Rush, of Philadelphia,
who is visiting her old home at Kendall
Grove, was In Cape Charles yesterday.
Acts gently on the
OVERCOMESJrff? ^ ' ?^ B
\P .HY. ^ w CAi ? Co * N.Y?^%
v muuKMicwutWvreiaeferuwTUL
Young Woman Deserted by .Her
Worthless Lover.
AmongKlrnneora Wlthont Honry or
Frteurtu?Eatnlo Awnltliisr Clnini
nittn?Kngluoor ltuwler UonU-A.
?oaaorn Nninect,
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Suffolk, Va., Dec. 20.?Abandoned by
her lover and shorn of money and
jewels. Miss Annie Brown, an unsophis?
ticated North Carolina maiden, got oft
at Suffolk this afternoon without
friends, cash or resources. She was
hopeless and forlorn. This was to have
been her wedding day. It proved a
day of financial loss and deep mental
The man in the case was Frank
Flynn. Annie Brown met Flynn a year
ago at Bowden, N. C. He operated a
lumber plant near there. The acquaint?
ance ripened into a passion more len?
der in its fiber. Time wore on. Mar?
riage was thought of.? Annie says they
didn't wed at Bowden because 'there
was parental objection.
They decided to elope. Two tickets
were procured to-day from Bowden, N.
C, to Suffolk, Va. The ante-nuptial
journey was begun auspiciously. One
traveler was radiant in anticipation of
nuptial joys and the other was schem?
ing how to get out of the contract with
safety and profit to himself.
Flynn feared for the security of
Annie's pocketbook, and she was in?
duced to let him care for it. It held
S25. Annie also Intrusted her supposed
lover with her watch and a ring.
Flynn's plan was working well. He
learned from a newsboy that train No.
?18, on which he rode, met No. 103 at
Tunis, and decided to act with expe?
dition. He escaped his lady love and
boarded southbound train No. 103.
The sweethearts were soon being hur?
ried apart at the rate of GO miles an
hour. When Annie realized what had
happened she was well night pros?
trated with mortification and chargln.
She wanted to have Flynn arrested,
but was advised that Flynn's posses?
sion of her valuables was only a breach
of trust.
Annie was in a passion. She told her
troubles to Captain Clark of No. 4S.
He telegraphed Captain Hart, of No.
103. Captain Hart saw Flynn, who re?
ported that he was O. K.. and asked
thnit Mrs. Flynn be wired that he was
going by Rocky Mount. When her at?
tention was called to the title. Miss
Brown said they had not yet been mar- '
When Miss Brown was deposited In
Suffolk she was in a sorry plight. She
had no money and there was no friend
to whom she could appeal. The posi?
tion of a young -woman In that fix and
150 miles from home Is not enviable.
There were tenrs In her eyes as she
told of her desertion.
Kind-hearted Norfolk and Carolina
officers pledged themselves for Miss
Brown's board ait a Washington Square
There's money in Kentucky awaiting
somebody in Virginia. The only con?
dition is the establishment of kinship to
Benjamin Franklin, lately deceased in
Mt. Sterling, Ky., aged 75 years.
Colonel L. P. Harper, postmaster, to?
day had a letter from Lawyer R. A.
Mitchell, of Mt. Sterling, saying he was
hunting for Franklin'? heirs. He 1?
supposed to have relatives in this sec?
tion. The nttorney writes that Frank?
lin's mother was named Lahoon, La
boon or Cahoon.
The only family in Suffolk whoso
name is like either Is Mr. William John
Cohoon. He knows nothing about the
dead Franklin.
There was a family of Cahoons at
Crittenden. In Portsmouth there are
In the directory Oscar and Robert B.
Cahoon, and in Berkley Ira and Iredell
Cahoon. In the Norfolk directory ap?
pears the name R. S. Cahoon. It should
be R. S. Cohonn. His father is W. J.
Cohoon, of Suffolk.
James A. Tyler to Miss Rosa M.
Thompson,daughter of William Thomp?
son. They were married In Suffolk to?
Julius P. Lawrence to Katherlne
Godwin, colored.
Charles Gotten to Rosa B. Smith, col?
County Judge W. J. Kilby to-day ap?
pointed land assessors. They have to
be named every five years. They are:
John B. Pinner, Suffolk; Frank E. Stal
llngs, S'eepy Hole and Chuckatuck dis?
tricts; M. F. Lloyd, Cypress and Sleepy
Hole districts.
The real estate in town nnd country
must be assessed by June 1, 1000. though
the court may extend the time if neces?
sary. The assessors get 52 a day for
the time actually done.
The remains of Willie Rawlcs, a
former resident of SulTolk, arrived here
this morning from Lawrencevllle, Va.
The interment was in Cedar Hill. Rev.
William T. Green, pastor of the Main
Street Methodist Church, read the
burial service at the grave.
The deceased came to his end through
consumption. Ills mother Is Mrs. An?
drew Messer, of Suffolk. Mr. Rnwles
was for many years engineer on the
Atlantic and Danville railroad. He af?
terwards went South as engineer. He
?wns a well-liked young man.
A telegram came here to-dny from
Baltimore saying that Roy Briggs, of
Suffolk, had gotten off. Particulars
the Suffolk Candy Kitchen this time.
Pure IIome-Made Mixtures nleo ami
fresh. Luscious California Fruits. P'inc
Confections.. do2l-nt
I Ticket Agent for tho SOUTHERN
RAILWAY, 1 can now sell
?o all points on that road as well as to
ill points via Norfolk. Washington and
ualllmore. See me beforo you leave.
W. O. ELAM, Suffolk, Va.,
At Woodward & Elam'a Ins. Olllce.
Grone Kalt l.nUo I>l?i>|>penr<n|r.
The Great Salt Lake la gradually drying
up. Geologists claim that'it will be en?
tirely gone In. another century, There will
be nothing but a glistening bed of Bait to
mark tho slto of one of the Eeologlcal
wonders of the world. This Is the way of
all life, and yet we may prolong our stay
on earth If we will. .No mortal Is free
from the menace of sickness, and yet It
the bowels are kept regular and the blood
pure by occasional doses of Hosteller's
Stomach Bitters, much sickness may be
prevented. The Bitters not only prevents,
sickness,but It cures all such troublesome
diseases as constipation. Indigestion, dys?
pepsia; biliousness and inactive liver or
weak kidneys. There Is such a demand
for it that It may bo had at any drug
store. Get It. and to avoid Imitations, be
sure that a private Revenue Stamp covers
the neck of the bottle.
didn't come, but It Is supposed that the
wire means an exoneration.
Mr. Albert A. Hopkins, a representa?
tive of the Scientific American, re?
turned last night from Lake Drum
mond. where he went for research.
Mr. Vance M. Welll, of South Boston.
Va.. was registered at the Commercial
Mr. Bradford Kllby got back to-day
from Baltimore, where he is a student
at Johns Hopkins University. He will
spend the holidays with his father,
Judge W. J. Kllby.
Mrs. R. R. Moore and children left
to-day for Sandy Springs, Md., to pass
the holidays. Miss Hattie Brocken
borough accompanied them.
Read what the Suffolk Candy Kitchen
has to offer In the way of Christmas
Mrs. Lee. of Portsmouth, who had
been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Stewart, left for her home this after?
(Special to Virginian-Pilot)
Newport News. Va., Doc. 20.?The
City Fathers are in a quandary over
the filling of the vacancy caused by
the deo.th of Commonwealth's Attorney
J. K. M. Newton, who was ex-olllcio
City Attorney.
Before the Legislnture adjourns It
will be asked to separate the two ollices
so as to give the city a City Attorney
.and a Commonwealth's Attorney. In
the meantime the two offices are com?
The question has now arisen ns to
how Mr. Newton's successor shall be
ar.pointed. Up until a few days ago
Judge Barham. of the Corporation
Court, was under the Impression that
the filling of the vacancy was his own
peculiar prerogative, but since that
time his attention has been called to
the langunge of the charter, which
says that vacancies In the case of cor?
porate officers shall be filled by the
Council. The language of the charter,
as well as the language of the 1S97-'OS
amendment to the Code, admits clearly
the theory that the Council has a right
to fill vacancies In the case of cer.ain
State officers, such ns the Treasurer,
Commonwealth's Attorney, Commis?
sioner of Revenue and others.
Judge Barham now Inclines to the
opinion that it Is the duty of the Coun?
cil to act, but he is not certain. The
members of the bar here are divided on
the point, and it is probable that the
matter will yet be referred to the At?
torney General before any action Is ta?
ken by the Council.
In the meantime there are two can?
didates announced for the appointment,
one of them being J. A. Massle, the
present city clerk: the oilier. C. W.
Robinson, late candidate for the nomi?
nation to the State Senatorshlp from
this district.
Mr. Massle has sufficient votes pledg?
ed to him to Insure his election. In
this latter event, he will vacate his
present office, for which two cand dates
have announced themselves, one of
them being Will Cooke, who was ste?
nographer for Mr. Newton; the other,
George Henefcr, secretary of the
Americus Democratic Club, and of the
City Democratic Executive Committee.
The fight Is likely to be a lively one
when It does come off.
The people are somewhat amused
over the fight that Is being made to get
a franchise from the city for the New?
port News Conduit Company. The
Payne interests here are opposing the
franchise, and so will the other com
panles_having wires, moat probably,
when "they get a chance to be heard.
The new company is evidently count?
ing on the passage of the Folkes bill,
putting vail wires underground.
From the best information obtainable
here the battleship Texas, with the
Maine's dead, will arrive here Christ?
mas morning. The bodies will be trans?
ferred at once to a special train and
hurried over the Chesapeake and Ohio
to Washington.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Signature of
? T II 13 ?
We now have on our yard a stock of
freshly mined and choice
Our customers would do well to place
their orders and lay In their winter sup?
ply while the coal is dry, fresh and clean.
Pocahontas Steam Coal
a specialty. Get our prices before buying
Pine and Oak Wood 1
of tho very best quality on this market;
syiwed. split nnd delivered as required.
Your orders are respectfully solicited.
OLD 'PHONES, 6-114 and 231.
NEW. 'PHONES. 16 ?uid 26.
'?'Tis an evil wind that blows no one good." TUB BUILDERS
MUST HAVE ROOM. This means a terrlfla sacrifice of our tremendous
big stock of clothing. You cannot afford to miss this grand opportun?
ity.. It Is a chance of your lifo time. Read tho startling.' almost be?
wildering list of explosive prlcos and benefit thereby:
Men's Suits. fancy plaids
manufacturer's price $4.00, our
Men's Suits, well made,
plain and fancy effects.
Manufacturer's price 110.00. our
Men's Suits, all-wool, nicely
made. Manufacturer's price
$11.00. our pric<*.
Men's Worsted Suits. Man?
ufacturer's price 314.00. our <jj^r qq
Men's Overcoats. blue and
black. Manufacturer's prlco <? 4 QQ
$4.00. our price. Jll./O
Men's Rarltan Overcoats. "JO
ppr cent. wool. Manufacturer's <fc3 "-(J
prlco $S00, our price . ?PJ./3
Men's Pine Kersey Overcoats
Manufacturer's prlco $11.00, our 4Jg {Jq
Men's Fine Melton Overcoats/
Manufacturer's price $14.00, our ij*r 2<J
Children's Suits, doublo
hreastcd Btyles. Manufactu?
rer's price $2.00. our prlco .
Children's Suits, . beautiful
styles Manufacturer's price
$3.00. our price.
Children's Suits, all wool,
sizes up to 1G years. Manu- 4:1 QQ
tacturtr's price $4.00, our price.. >pi.70
Children's Pants ages 4 to 14
years. Manufacturer's prlco y?
35c, our price . ' **?
)> Open evening Uli 0 p. m.; Saturdays till 11:30 p. m. during the month
(( of December.
I Cannon Ball Clothing Co.,
UK. V^^Jj
ft TiianksQivina
All cars transfer you to our stores, 285 to 287 Church
street, corner Holt. FORWARD is the watchword of all
progressive enterprises, and Greater Norfolk demands us to
move to a greater store.
Until we move to our new ware rooms (the old Opera
House, 202 and 204 Church street, January 1, 1900) will of?
fer our entire stock
Htuie, I? etc., at manufacturer's Cost
poultry and rabbit fence, lawn fence ahd crib fence.
Absolute efficiency at least expense. tamn,
A practical fence that will 4ineu,
positively turn cattle, umn
horses, hogs and
pigs. A fence
that is strong,
practically ever?
lasting, proven
thoroughly effi
cient under
every possible
every rod of ellw0?q fence is guaranteed.
If you want your fencing problems satisfactorily solved, call and see the
ELL WOOD FENCE and let us show you for how little money you
can get absolute satisfaction.
38 and 40 UNION STREET.
GEO. B. TODD, Manager
We're the Merry Monarch
of wintry weather. I*et us put
a. ton or two of good Coal Into your collar,
and see how much more comfortable 11
will malte the home.
Hlght price, right weight. Order early
this morning, before you forget It.
Norfolk Coal & Ice Co.
S. 13. HARREL.L. | - Proprietors.
537 WATER ST. v
We have an extra good -quality of Hard
Wood both seasoned and green, the very
thing for air tight heaters. Also
Dry Pine and Slab Wood
COAL of all kinds.
'Phones, old, 261; new, 1135, j
Wo wont more bright young men to
learn Shorthand and Typewriting, as vr*
cunnot begin to supply the demand made)
upon u? for competent young men In this
capacity. Position certain na soon as pro
ticleney Is ettained. Day and night ses?
sions. Call, write or phone for a.ny Infor?
mation desired SOUTHERN SHORT?
or J. M. KESSLER. President.
We Are Not
Giving You Money
But we are saving you considerable)
when we sell you our celebrated Kana
wha Splint Coal. The saving.'comes In
hecause there's morj: real coau (not dirt
or slate) to a ton ol this kind than any
other. /
Geo. W. Taylor ,& Co.,
. 61 Granby St., Norfolk, Va.

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