Norfolk Virginian, May 2, 1889


Architecture -- CourthousesWeather -- Rain stormsMoral -- MurderMoral -- Alcohol


A movement is on foot to move the courthouse from Drummondtown to Parksley.

A heavy rain and wind storm prevailed here the entire latter part of last week, and considerable damage was done. The roads were badly washed, and numerous washouts were made. A washout on the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk railroad track, caused a delay of the 2:45 south bound mail train.

Judge Peek, of Elizabeth county, will preside at the trial of the Smith-Adair case, as Judge Neale, who was a relative of Smith, will consequently be ineligible.

John Wilson, white, a painter, was found Monday morning in an out-house near Belle Haven, this county, dead. No marks denoting foul play were found on the body, and it is thought that he died of delirium tremens.

Norfolk Virginian
May 2, 1889