THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PAGES 2, 3, 5 & 11.
SHOULD BE IN THE MINOS OF EVERY PERSON
AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.
HEALTH BY USING
Sovereign Blood Remedy Cures
Snlt Rheum, Eczema, Pimples,
Blolelies, Liver Spols .and all Oilier
Impurities of the Blood.
WEIGHT IN GOLD.
Tho cost Is trifling?only 25c. a "Rot
Itle?The Result Cannot Bo Overes?
DRUGGISTS SELL THEM.
If Your Druggist lias None, Send
?.=?:?. and We Will Forward It Post?
Our "HOME TP.KASUBE" free on
'application with medical advice.
Note Address?Home Office,
8237 ARCH ST
Just Such a
Place as Ours
We have only high
class apparel that is usu?
ally spoken of as being
"S?URT" at prices that
are reasonable. We use
no "catch-penny" devices
to secure your patronage.
Nor have we any flaring
announcements to make
to lure you in our direc?
Just Honest Goods
at Honest Prices.
Suits, Tailoring Goods
in TAILORING GOODS.
Giauflpi w. HoriHofn& Bro.
OF THE MOST
cm ens cop 11
82 and 84 Plume St.
DIGESTED BY W. B. MARTIN.
Motes of Cases Recently Decided,
Which are of Interest to
HUDNALL V. HANE.
Supreme Court of Illinois.
December 18, 1809.
UNDER A STATUTE THAT "A MAR?
RIAGE SHALL BE DEEMED A RE?
VOCATION OF A PRIOR WILL," A I
MARRIAGE OPERATES PER SE ]
AS SUCH REVOCATION.
[THERE IS A SIMILAR STATUTE
The court says:
Counsel for appellees make the con- !
tention. and cite authorities to support
it. that the marriage was only a pre?
sumptive revocation of tho will, and
that that presumptive was In this case
rebutted by the ante-nuptial agree?
ment. The Question has been settled
by this court In McAnnulty v. Mc
Annulty, where It was held that under |
the Provision of the statute that "a!
marriage shall be deemed a revocation
of a prior will," a marriage operates
per se as such revocation. It follows,
therefore, that Taylor's will was re?
voked by his subsequent marriage, and
that the devisees and legatees therein
named cannot take the property under |
that instrument as a will.
LEWIS V. TAPMAN.
Court of Appeals of Maryland.
January 9, 1900.
A CONTRACT TO MARRY IS NOT
WITHIN THE STATUTE OF
FRAUDS REQUIRING "ANY
AGREEMENT" NOT TO BE PER?
FORMED WITHIN A YEAR TO BE
A CONTRACT TO MARRY ON THE I
OCCURRENCE OF AN EVENT IS |
This was a suit to recover damages
for a breach of a promise to marry.
From R judgment for plaintiff the de?
The court sayn:
Upon the assumption that the con?
tract to marry was in fact made with a J
stipulation that It was not to be sol?
emnized until after the expiration o?
three years, (low It fall within that I
clause of the fourth section of the
statute of frauds, which prohibits any [
action from being brought upon an
agreement not to be performed within
"MY OWN SELF AGAIN.
Kr?. Gatos Writes to Mm. Plnkham,
Follows Her Advloe and U Made Well.
"Dear Mrs. Pinkiiam:?For nearly
two and one-half years I have been in
feeble health. Aftermy little child came
it seemed I could not
get my strength
again. I have
chills and the
severest pains in
my limbs and top
of head and am
ble at times. I
al?o have a pain
1 just to the right of
breast bone. It ia
so severe at times
that I cannot lie on
my right side. Please
rrrite ma what j'ou
think of my case."?
Johns P. O., Miss.,
April 25, 1898.
" Dkati Mbs. Pjnkiiam: ?
Ihave taken Lydia E. Piiikham's Vego
table Compound as advised nnd now
send you a letter for publication. For
several years I was in such wretched
health that life was almost a burden.
I could hardly walk across the floor,
was so feeble. Several of our best
phyf.iciaus attended me, but failed to
help. 1 concluded to write to you for
advice. In a few days I received such
a kind, mothorly letter. I followed }rour
instructions and am my 'old self
agnin. Was greatly benefited before I
had used one bottle. May God bless
you for what you are doing for suffer?
ing ^womcn.'"? Mns. Clara Gatep,
Johns P. O., Mis9., Oct. C. 1899.
To the Ladies
nillinery For Easter
We have received In addition to our
stock FIFTY DOZEN LEGHORN
HATS, ranging in prices from 68c. to
J'2.00. A large assortment of FANCY
HATS in Chip, Neapoll, Tan, Fine
Straw and all other kinds of brands.
The newest WALKING HATS. New
foliage, flowers, egrets nnd ornaments.
In fact, we have an immense stock
of all kinds of MILLINERY GOODS.
We will guarantee our prices. The
ladies are respectfully invited to ex?
amine our goods.
No trouble to show them.
MRS. P. RIES;
862 Church St
Masonic Hall For Sale.
Will bo sold for cash to the highest
bidder (If not sold privately before), on
FRIDAY, THE 6TH OP APRIL NEXT,
at 3 o'clock p. m., at Be'.levuc, Nanse
mond county, the Masonic Hall, with
about one acre of land.
Persons desiring further Information
will please apply to any of tho under?
E. J. DRIVER,
JNO. W. AMES,
Drivers. Va, March 1st, 1S?0. nvhl-th-6t
a year, unless the agreement toe re?
duced to writing and be signed by the
party to be charged therewith?
As the contract of marriage, or the
contract to marry, treating them as
identical, Is so essentially different
from every other contract known to the
law, It cannot be assumed that parlia?
ment, by the use of the words "any
agreement," Intended to Include the
contract to marry within the prohibi?
tion contained In the clause of the
fourth section of the statute of frauds,
which requires an agreement that Is
not to bo performed within a year to
be reduced to writing. As wc have
seen, no action was maintainable In the
common-law courts on an agreement to
marry when the statute was passed.
Such an agreement was obviously not
one of the contracts then contemplated
by the law-makers as being within the
statute. "We do not see what Injury
'was done to the defendant by the
granting of his sixth prayer, as amend?
ed by the court below. "We do not
mean to sny that the prayer was In
all respects right. It simply told the
Jury that the agreement to marry was
void of Its performance was intended
to depend on the happening of a con?
tingency. This was error, becauso a
contract to marry to be consummated
on the occurrence of an event, is valid.
The prayer was therefore wrong. It
ought to have been rejected, but the
granting of It was an error which *'d
not prejudice the defendrfnt. Besides
this, it was an error which he hlrns^u
requested the court to commit in "ntH
own Interest. He cannot now be heard
to complain of such an error. Af?
A- M- E. CONFERENCE.
PROCEEDINGS OF TUB THIRTY
FOURTH ANNUAL. SESSION.
The thirty-fourth annual session ot
the Virginia Conference of the African
M. E. Church convened In St. John's
Church, on Bute street, this city, at 10
o'clock yesterday morning and was
opened with devotional exercises, con?
ducted by Bishop Jas. A. Handy, D. D.,
who read from the discipline of the
church: "1 was glad when they said
unto me, let us go up Into the house of
the Lord." The opening hymn, "Let
Us Walk In the Light," was sung by
the choir, and Conference and prayer
was offered by Rev. George Williams,
one of the pioneer members of the
body. The Bishop, assisted by the pre?
siding elder and prominent divides from
other conferences, administered the
The opening sermon was preached
by Rev. J. Strange, one of the organ?
izers of the Conference thirty-four
years ago. His text was: "And this
gospel of the kingdom shall toe preached
In all the world for a witness unto all
nations and then nhall the end come."
At the conclusion of the sermon Kev.
J. E. Cook offered prayer.
Kev. C. A. Holmes called the -roll of
the Conference, all of the ministers an?
swering, with few exceptions.
The following otlicers were elected:
Rev. C. A. Holmes, A. B., chief secre?
tary; Rev.. A. J. Nottingham, recording
secretary; Rev. J. B. Tynes, statisti?
cian: Revs. R. H. Davis,Ed ward Hardy,
A. R. Montague, L. Sears and Isaac
Ewer, marshals, nnd Rev. J. C. Wil?
liams, correspondent of the official or?
gans of the church. A long list of com?
mittees were appointed by the Bishop.
Bishop Hnndy made a short address
on the work of the Conference and of
the progress of the church In Virginia
nnd since the organization In Philadel?
phia. He said the church now has a
membership of 700.000. His remarks
were punctuated at times with eloquent
Rsvs. T. W. Henderson, D. D.. man?
ager of the A. M. E. Book Concern at
Philadelphia, and II. C. C. Astwood, of
the same city, nnd several other visit?
ors were Introduced and extended the
courtesies of the Conference.
The remainder of the meeting and
afternoon sessions were occupied In
hearing reports from the pastors.
MAY BE BISHOP.
Rev. T5. P. Seaton, D. D., who has
closed his four years' pastorate with the
Bute Street Church, this city. Is promi?
nently spoken of as one of the bishops
who are to toe elected by the General
Conference at its session In Columbus,
O., in May.
Conference convened at 8 p. m.,
Bishop Handy presiding.
The conference heard a. sermon from
Rev. J. C. Duckett on "God's in Man's
Creation. Redemption nnd Final Salva?
At the close of the sermon Rev. Thos.
Henderson. D. D., manager of the A. M.
E. Publishing House in Philadelphia,
was Introduced to the audience. He
spoke in the Interest of that institution
and urged his hearers to patronize it.
The missionary mass meeting, which
was announced to take place last night, i
has been postponed until later on In the I
week on account of the missionary sec?
retary not being able, from pressure of I
business, to arrive here before about
Capt- Parro WlcCarty 111.
Capt. Page McCarthy, who will he
recalled in Norfolk as editor of the
Evening News in its last days, 19 quite
111 In Richmond, where he has resided
since leaving this city, and has been
sent to a hospital for treatment. His
health has been falling for a long time.
Captain McCarthy is 57 years of age.
On the James.
The steamer Old Point Comfort took
the place of the Pocahontas on the
James river Tuesday, as announced In
this paper, as chartered boat of the
Virginia Navigation "Company, while
the Pocahontas is being repaired, which
wil! take about two weeks.
Reform Leaguo Meeting.
The City League for Good Govern?
ment "will hold a meeting to-night at
S p. hi. at Old Cumberland Street Bap?
tist Church. There will be a number
of speakers present, nnd the public is
cordially invited, to attend.
"There is no little enemy." Little. Im?
purities in the blood are sources of great
daiiKor and should he expelled by Hood's
Fine Watches and Jewelry repaired
by skilled workman only. Difficult
work specially solicited; engraving ar?
THE GALE JEWELRY CO.,
Frank H. Gale, Mgr.
Clays. Unfinished Worsteds. Diago?
nals and Serges, the genuine goods, at
RUDOLPHI & WALLACE, 33 Main
WIM Continue tho Fight.
According to published reports Mr.
Thomas F. Ryan, of New York, will
continue bis tight to prevent the con?
summation of the Seaboard consolida?
tion plnns. He claims that this adverse
decision by the Maryland courts in the
case of Ryan vs. Louts McLanc and
others to recover certain shares of stock
does not leave him completely stranded
in his legal efforts to prevent the con?
solidation of the Florida Central and
other roads with the Seaboard Air
Line. There are still pending several
suits in United States Circuit Courts,
decision in which will determine the
consolidation question, and In Virginia,
which ever way the court rules, the
defeated party will have the right to
appeal to the United States Supreme
Court. Should Mr. Ryan get the deci?
sion his counsel says it will have the
effect of rendering invalid all the acts
performed by Mr. Williams, who will
bo obliged to restore the component
parts of the Seaboard system to the
status In which they were when Mr.
J Ryan began Ids suit. On the other
] hand. Mr. Williams nnd gentlemen In?
terested with him are proceeding ns
? rapidly as practicable with the work of
A Chctnco for Norfolk
Newport News is pulling for the Sec?
ond District Democratic Convention,
which is to nominate a Congressman
for this district, and Norfolk, too, will
doubtless try to capture this gathering
to add to her laurels as a convention
city. Mr. D. G. Smith, Newport News'
member on the District Executive Com?
mittee, will work for bis city when the
committee meets. The other members
arc Colonel C. Fenton Dny, of Isle of
Wight, chairman: Dr. Bryant, of South?
ampton; Captain W. \v. Dey, of Nor?
folk, and Mr. Win. Thompson, of Ports?
The southeastern counties of the dis?
trict are admittedly the keystone to the
situation, both as to controlling the
meeting-place of tho convention nnd
the nomination for Congress. For that
reason all of the prospective candidates
are looking to these counties.
OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 11
On March 15th we adver?
tised 7 pieces, and believed no
more to be obtainable. We
were correct regarding the first
source of supply. But much
to our surprise, greatly to our
delight, we found another job?
ber in another city, the pos?
sessor of a few pieces. He
wanted his price and we
wouldn't pay it. Made an
offer and he accepted it. That
accounts for more SO cent
Albatross at 30.
A yard wide.
All-wool, perfect Black,dust
New York retailers have
submitted samples in this city
at SO cents the yard and their
price is right?entirely so. 3
pieces before you, at 10
As a mourning material for
Spring wear it is not surpass?
We advise immediate in?
spection on the part of those
On a Sort
of Long: Cloth,
Not soft finish like Long
Cloth, but of similar fineness,
and admirably adapted for such
purposes as distinguished
Long Cloth. Lacks 3 inches
of being a yard wide and is
in lengths running from 1 to
14 yards. We will sell you
any number, cutting the larger
pieces if desired. 9 cents a
yard. Equivalent to 1.08 the
piece. Our estimate of its
value is 11 cents the yard, 1.32
I7c. India Linen
at 12V2 Cents.
Bought months since at a
price below the market as it
then stood. Couldn't begin
to touch it now.
A limited quantity on sale
to-day at 10 o'clock and only
for tin's day. So far as we
know, and we've already been
hunting, ihere'il be no' more
at any such figure as \21/2.
Josepft Blown - aao mam si.
f 23I-236-23S Main Street
? The Pride of the Store.
The man who pays Si 5 for a
Suit or Top Coat here sets to?
day the best value that has ever
been produced to sell for the
price. In fact we are perfectly
satisfied to have you make com?
parison with the very best gar?
ments retailing elsewhere for
S20 and $22.50- -for we know
that in actual worth theirs are
no better, and in points of style
and tit NOT AS GOOD.
From the other standpoint, of
merchant tailoring, compare with
the best productions at $25, and
even some at 5)0.
"Fit Reform" alone would give ours superiority. When before
have you had the certainty of getting just what you wanted ready
to-wear?especially you men who are hard to tit ? Now, no matter
what the style, what the weave, or what the size, our entire line of
Suits and Top Coats from <510 up becomes available to every man's
Perhaps we have concentrated more quality in this Si 5 grade
than in any other?surely, we have done our utmost to make it a
leader. You may know it is popular when it carries double the
vatiety at any oilier price?and almost as great as is shown by oth?
ers at all prices.
OUR FIT REFORMS
COVERS ALL SHAPES.
You'll be more than satisfied with
our Suits and Top Coats at . .
Among the Suits there are:
Imported Scotch Cheviots,
Herringbone and Plaid Cheviots,
Piain Black and Blue Cheviots,
Oxford Mixed Cheviots, and
Imported Novelty Worsteds,
Black Clay Weave Diagonals,
?made up In single-breasted Sacks,
Cutaway Frocks, and English
Walking Frock Suits with Single
and D?ubleM>rejistcd Vests.
Among the Top Coats there
Plain Black Thlbot, sllk-llr.cd all
Gray Crcvlot. with velvet collar,
especially for the younger men.
Black Diagonal, that tho more
elderly men prefer.
Gray Tweed. "Right" Raglans,
Make your selection for Easter to-day.
^O-ls:^ <C o i:ra]p any
I RAILROAD WRECK CLOTHING SALE ! I
This huge sale Is still going on. If you have not as yet purchased
your Spring or Summer Clothing, make haste and do so before our sale
closes. Remember, we have oic of tho llnest stocks of Men's, Children's
nnd Youths' Clothing to select from that was ever shown In this city.
Tho handsomest patterns, the latest styles and cut, strictly custom-mada
garments at figures too ridiculous almost to mention. Wo quoto you a.
few prices, but you must sec our stock to fully appreciate, our sale.
Men's Suits, strong and dur?
able, which cannot* bo had j.\ h H
under J5.00? Smash Up Price?**' 1
Men's Suits, well made, sizes
31 to 42?cannot bo had for less /J> t\ Q n
than JS.OO any where?Smash X n n
Up Price .sJJV.UV
Men's Suits, fancy effects, all-wool, high
grade tailoring. You will have A p n /
to pay $12.00 for no better?Z?i
Smash Up Price .^w
Youllis' B?lt?, ages from II
Youths' Suits, ages 14 to 1!> years
fancy checks and plaids ex- ff /> f\
ceptlonal value at js.oo?Smash 'S /J n 7
Up Prlco .**?
Children's Suits, ages 6 to 14 years. To
see Is to buy. aad you had bet?
ter not miss this chance?
worth $1 .BO a suit?Smash Up
ts, ages trom Jl to r.i
are wonderful fr i rr
$5.00?Smash UpV| , J) J)
Children's Suits, double-breasted styles
substantial material and
Children's Suits In all-wool
ohevlots?all sizes, 4 to lfi years
?some have double knee?|
wort n $4.00 ? Smash Up
Children's Knee Pants, well hiade and
wcsr-resi-Jtlng?the sort which we
sold at 2Sc. par pair?Smash Up
Children's Knee Pants?ages 4
years?mixed tweeds and fancy
cassimores? the 60c, kind?Smash
Up Price .
Men's Pants?fancy cheviot ? their
properties, are style mixed with good
service cloth, guaranteed reliable,
worth $2.00?Smash Up
Men's Pants?English? taped seams;
tlif se Pants would cost you no i
less than $3.S0 at other stores
?Smash Up l'rlco.
You must seo these Bargains to appreciate their real values.
t Cannon Ball Clothing Co,,
I 219 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK, VA
T OPPOS1TI3 ACADEMY OP MUSIC.
O?4>4>4>^0<><}?<y?.<3> -O<$> 4>?><J>^-0-? ?^?0-?>-*>4>'O
We are pleased to announce the
arrival of the Ladies' Knox Sailors
for the Summer of 1900.
As usual they have that air of
refinement that is noticeable only in
We are sure the ladies of Norfolk
will take kindly to these jaunty sail?
ors. Theie's nothingelse in the sailor
line to be compared with them.
Men's Spring Derbys, with
WE the imprint which means every
ARE Derby virtue in them.
SOLE AH the newest haberdashery
AGENTS. ideas in Spring furnishings.
? dna asm j
HATTERS - AND - HEN' - OUTFITTERS.
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