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Found in the City by Energetic and i
Enterprising News Gatherers, j
Workmen Find an Old Wharf, The
Game This Morning. He Received
a Load of Bird Shot. Converts
at Effingham Street M. E.
Church. Olher News.
There was no docket iu the Mayor's
AH the schools will be closed to-day
iu houor of Memorial Day.
Tho old wood dock will be nearly
filled up by Saturday night.
There was nothiug of interest done
ln',the County Court yesterday.
Attention is culled to udvurtisoinout
of C. \Y, liudgius & Co. in another
A largo number of ladies wont over
to Norlolk yesterday afternoon to see
Tho ferry Btenmers woro Hying their
Colors yesterday iu honor of Memorial
i m y in Norfolk.
Work ou the union depot is goiug on
very nicely. It will uot bo completed
Sur some time yet.
Jas. Wilson wus senteuoed to two
years in the penitentiary in tho Couuty
Court yesterday for forgery.
Mrs. W. H. Hughes and daughter, of
Hsleigb, N. C, is visiting the lamily
ml Mr. A. E. West, on Cliflbrd street.
There was quite a number of minor
cases tried in the couuty jail yester?
day, Some were lined, othere were
l'ortsmotith's team will play the last
pnuio this week ou the homo grounds
(his moruing at 1U:3(J o'clock with the
Iu another column n lost skid' ia ad?
vertised, lor the finder will receive a
reward by leaviug same as directed,
The ulteudaucu at tho baseball park 1
was uot as large as usual yosterday,
caused by so many people going over
lo the memorial exercises iu Norlolk.
A uegro muu insulted a gentleman's
v? ife on Western Branch a few days ago,
lor which he received n loud of bird
?bort. The party was arrested sad ao
There wero iiftoen ponitenls and
eleven couverte ut l-',tliughum Street
Church Tuesday night. Tho attend
Hiice is eo large that numbers are turn?
R?T. Father Marion, of Kaloigb,
rame dowu on tho excursion from
JUIeigh yesterday. IIo will remain iu
the city until Friday, uud will bo the
guest of Mr. M, A. Irwin.
The l'ort Norfolk electrio cars are
expected to be here to day. Mr.
?duson lavs that he expect* to see them
ruuning inside of two weeks or not
later tbau the 15th of June.
A telegram was received bore yester?
day statiog thut the soldier boys would
leave for home that day,and will arrive
liore to night. About twelve of them
came home on Tuesday oigbt.
Joseph A. 13. Goodsou, who was con?
victed at the lust term of Ibe Hustings
Court und was sentenced to livo years
lu the penitentiary, will be carried to
that institution ou Monday next.
The sewer main is being ruu on
Colombia street ?t tho corner of Craw?
ford, An old wharf was (druck nbout
livo feet under ground. Tho workmen
Iiad considerable trouble iu cutting it
To dny will bo Federal Memorial
l>ay. It being a national holiday, work
lu all the goverumeut departments will
tie suspended, Tho l'ostollice will
l.eep Sunday hours. The batiks will
not bo closed. They have decided to
Leap open. i
As was announced two largo excur?
sions arrived hero from llnleigh yes?
terday. A large number of tbom weut
dowu tho river on an e.xcussion, but
quite a uumber weut to Norfolk. Some
ill remain over with friends until
Friday, tickets bciug good uutil that
WeCuii Save Von
Something ou every purchase. Goods
veil bought nru bull sold, therefore
take advantage of our well selected
ilock, which cannot help lint pleaso
jeii, if you care to be treated justly
und get your money's worth. Cheviots,
rerges, worsteds, (.liiigouulH, at reduced
figures for the balance of the seasou.
Our large stock must be cut down nnd
If prices are any inducements lor yuu to
tiny we'll sell you your clothes, We
tnoan business, do you? Lovy &
Jacobs, 200 Hi,:h stroot.
Yestetday afternoon n youth named
ISarnest Cherry, who lives ou Middle
street, while getting down oil' tho
lileachcra nt tho Baseball I'ark, aooi
?IfUtully fell aud broke his arm. He
walked to hi* homo uud Dr. MoMtirruu
wue acut for and set the limb.
Japanese l.iver Pellets are small and mild,
t nsv to tiil.e: no unpine;, tho most pleading
?u.eets attvn I tlmir use. Fifty dosos, . o.
i'or sale t? v w. lt. Marlin.
The i ?ml a peli
which wo huve experienced the post
Week has been quito n drawback to
lousiness generally, but wo've boon kept
luisv noertholpHs. Its those ridicu?
lously low prices that nltraet tho peo?
ple. The idea of selling a ?IU suit for
;ii; a 812.?d suit for $7.5(1; a $15 suit
or $!>, und ao on all through our stock,
iut the goods havo to go. Wo have to
funke room for tho workmen, who com
tnenco remodeling our store about .Inno
Ist. Its lo your interest to purchase
Imm us if yon want to save dollars.
Iroslanor .V Anthony, 114 High street.
One hundred rolls now matting re
ceived to day. Neat,handsome patterns
very cheay. Call to see it. Carpets,
rupa, oil cloth, etc., at J. S. Crawford's
M In Collum * m lory l.niii il b?? 1'orl*
Tbc cotton factory about which io
mucb bas been .aid baa been leased by
i tLiu gentlemen wbose names were meu
[ tionod yesterday, with a iew others
added. Mr. John 11. Hume bas been
I niude president of tbo new company,
witb Dr. V. Q. Culpepper as vice
president Samuel P. Oast, W. G. Par?
ker, Jobn T. Kmg, F. D. Gill, Ohas.
Couo a board of directors. The terino
upon which the loase was made are that
tho stockholders are to equip the mill
at a cost of about $70,000 and lease it
to tho new company for a torm of leu
yeurs fur 8 per oout. iuterest, puyable
nuuually, upou a capitalization of g)00,
000, and tbo said com pun y is to keen
the mill iu good ruuuing ordor for the
term of years, to pay taxes, insurance,
I etc., aud at the expiratiou of this time
to return it in good condition.
I They will make yarns from raw ma?
terial, uud then luuku the yarn iuto
cloth, which thoy will make up into
shirts, uader\Toar, etc. This will give
employment to about two huudrsd
bauds, amoug which will be mea, wo
meu and children. There will be a
large number of maohiues of the most
modern style in operation. The pay
rolu will amount to several thousand
dollars a month aud this amount of
stook made up will be about $350,000 a
They expeot to find ready market
for tho goods, and should it prove to
be a paying investment, other mills
The Stockholders in order to raise
funds to equip the mill, will borrow
money on it and pay the same out of
payments made to the oompauy and
the interest paid in so that at the time
the lea.se expires, the entire factory
will bo paid for aud will be freo from
The Fquipmont Committee have
commenced work already and expect
to biivo the mill ready for operation by
?luuuary 1st, lS'.iti. A geutlemen of
twelvo years experience has been so
onred to suporiuted the mill and is
6aid to bo a thoroughly competent
man aud all the- oomtuittecs will pro?
ceed to work immediately. _
l lie -Ir-ct Couiuilitcu aud Iba Elec?
As was slated iu yesterday's Virgin?
ian, the Street Committee held a meet?
ing Tuosday night with cloned doors
for the purpose of formulating a report
to make to tho Council on Tuesday
night next. Notliiug was given out,
but it was lenrnod yesterday that they
decided to telegraph to tue purchasers
of tho street railroad to meet them iu
a meeting Friday night, when they will
briug their report before the ruilroad
meu, and if satisfactory to all parties,
it will be submitted to tho Council. A
number of chauges have been mado in
tho proposition made by the road and
the committoo feel satisfied that they
will bo able to satisfy the railroad aud
tho peopio generally.
Upon the meeting Friday night
hangs tho destiny ol the road. What?
ever plans are adopted will be sub?
mitted to the individual mcmbors of
tho Council before they meet, so that
they can familiari/.e themselves with
the report of the committee and by
that means thoy will be able to vote
intelligently whou it comes up on
I KflSI <?' Uli-' ? orner Stone.
This afternoon at 8 o'clock the cor?
ner stono ol the new Baptist Church,
corner of South and Ktllnghum streets,
will be laid with Ma-onia ceremonies.
There will be other services at the
(.Torylliiiiit .'iiisi t.n?utiatomera ar*
Delighted Wnli Ilia niurvellon?
llurcnliis. find \Vi< Wimttio
Volume or Salon?Can
Von ICi aiol I lime
Hurl v lo
?150 yards English outing cloths, rog
ular price 10c, clearing prioe 7Jo a
1175 yards crinkle stripos, now spring
?Ivies, regular price 15c, clearing price
[0}o a yard. These are imported goods
und thu vory best quality.
700 yards Highland zephyr cloth,
regular price 12jc, clearing price 7jc a
."100 yards sprinc dress goods, regular
price ??c, clearing price, ]2;e a yard.
?J?U yards spring plaid dress goods,
regular price, 12}o, clearing price, 7)c
All -10c nnd 50c spring dress goods
will bo Hold lor 20c a yard.
28 inch wide texquisite style) drape
rios, regular price, 15c, closing price,
9,c u yard. All spring styles.
300 yards figured satin, regular price
15c, beoutifi . patterus, clearing price
S,e. a yard.
One lot kid gloves, regular price
31, clearing price 5.1c. a pair. (Foster's
Duo lot chenille oovers, regular
price 31.25, clearing price O lc, each.
One lot lace colUuttes, regular price
31.25, clearing price Nie. each.
One loi ladies' handkerchiefs, regu?
lar price '.!5e,, clearing price 19c. eaoh.
One lot linen table napkins, regular
price 12jO, clearing price 7Jc each,
One lot towels, regular price 5c,
cleuriug price 2)0 oach. Ono lot table
linen, regular price 60o, clearing price
?Ho a yard.
Ono lot white spreads, regular prioe
SI ,50, clearing price 98c eaob, and the
75a quality will go at 50c.
Sale begins promptly at 9 o'clock,
HammUjT.'h, 320 High street.
Children's white duck hats 15 oenta
C. lt. Wolton .V Co., umbrella men.
Wholly Phosphate, a splendid drink,
I at Dr. L. A. Biligoiy'i.
Ail tho choioa fruits with soda at JJr,
I* A. liilitioly 'a. '
The Truckers Gave Lynchburg Anoth?
A large number of people weut to
tho Baseball Park yesterday afteruoou
expeotiug to eoo Portsmouth redeem
herself aud at least give I.vuchburg
bard tuBslo for two out of the three
games, but they left the park in a ead
und disgusted framo of miud. Brandt
and M keuna were the oppusiug pitch?
ers aud tho gamo started in nie? style.
Portsmouth was blaukud in her liret,
aud Lynohourg scored on base on balls,
a passed ball aud Orlh'e single.
"Pop" I ato sot the "rooters" wild
in the second l>y puttiug a beauty over
left Held fence, but the next throe meu
were easy outs aud when liynohburg
took their fourth the score stood 12 to 1
iu favor of Portsmouth, as.loanes had
soored in the third ou a single, "Pop"
Tates hit, and wild pitch, Iu -Lynch
burg's fourth, after two meu were out,
Leahy singlod and wont to second ou
Thuretou'e error of Plock's high Hy.
Mclveuna got bia life ou bulls uud with
tho buses full, Ferguson hit an easy
one to Knox, who fumbled aud Loahy
scored, and it would have been well
enough had it stopped there, but while
"Pop" wbh scrambling for tho ball that
Knox had thrown him, Plock, Mo
Keuna aud Forguson started fur home
and iu his hurry to catoh the runner at
third, threw the ball way over Fullor's
head and the abovo named gentlemen
just continued their journey homo,
and whou the third man was out, four
more runs stood to their credit. This
was a very liberal act ou the part of old
Portsmouth, and Lyuchburg appre?
ciated it acooidiugly. Braudt had beeu
pitching gilt edged ball aud had speed
to burn, but President Brady thought
it wiso to take him out of the box uud
so substituted Foster, who succeeded
in blanking the visitors during the re?
mainder of tho gams.
Portsmonth had a chance to win out
iu tho uiutl), with three mou ou bases
and one out, but the desired bit was
uot forthcoming aud thus Lyuchburg
was prescuted with another game. Au
accident occurred in tho fourth inning,
which was very much regretted, boha
bel, the geuial catcher of the Lyuch?
burg team, iu attempting to steal see
oud base, broke a bono in tho fore
linger of his light baud and had to re?
tire from the gome. Tho pluyiug of
Fuller ut third und Thuretou iu left
Hold were tbo features, together with
the work of all three of the pitchers.
Norfolk crosses bats with tho locals
at tbo park this morning at 10:30 and
Leach "wiil do the twirling for the
Below is tho scoro:
Knox, all. 0 6 if I PergVn.bSAi f 2 i
Reed, si.o l i l Mclulyre/Jli... o l
Joanes, rf. I 1 1 i Herrynill,cJ;<b 0 u
Fate, 11 . l 2 II 1 Orth, rf a if., o 1
fjuian. r. 0 U 'J
Fuller, nb. 0 u a
Hargrove, el ill
Hran'li. p. u u U
K?ster, p. u i u
Total.. :?? S Jl
with, It_ o ii o
i eahy, ?s. I I ?-?
'hwk. lb. I 1 9
M' Keuna. p .. 1 1 U
>ejguy, n. o i ii
Total. r. I 21 I
SCOaG BY INNINGS.
Portsmouth.o I 0 1 0 0 0 0 1- 3
Lynchbnrg.I 0 0 4 0 o o 0. ?? s
SnvtUARY: learned Bunt ? Ports?
mouth, 1. Home Buns?Tuto, Stolen
Bases?Joanes, 2. Base ou Balls?Off
McKenna, II; oil Brandt, 2; off Foster,
Struck Out?By McKenna, 7; by
Brandt. 1; b\ Foster, I. Passed Balls
-Quinn. 2. Wild Pitches?McKeuua,
1; Brandt, 1. Time of Game?Two
Pe?|itcuera lltitiini.iw mime.
A large number of peapickers who
coruo here every year to work iu the
strawberry unit pen fields, roturued
homo yesterday, tbo berry aud pea
crops being about over und beuus will
not be ready for .shipment for about ten
days. After this follows cucumbers
and potatoes, but there are plenty of
old hands here to do the work, so the
extra hands were shipped borne.
The purest and best soda at Dr. L
loo cronm soda at Dr. L. A, Bill
Choutt-'a Fee of B :oo.iuio.
A group of members of the legal pro
fessiou were talking ubout tho income
tax decisiou, whou some allusion was
runde to the size of the fees that were
paid to counsel employed to fight tho
"I have it on tho best authority,"
said on eminent lawyer froth Now York,
"that Joseph Choato's retainer in the
case was fjioo.ooo, with the understand?
ing thai if the decision of the court was
favorable to the opponents of the tax ho
Wtwtosjet $100,000 additional. "?Wash?
A Problem In Kaunas P?lttle*.
Hf-rx- is a problem for some of our high
school scholars to exercise their bruins
over. If it takes l0,00o early tomato
plants to secure the nomination of Joe
Kitchen for the office of county treasurer,
and .1,000 celory plants to put Fred Bills
on the Republican ticket for sheriff,
how many sound catfish will I. L. Die?
sem have to scatter uronnd among the
people for n similar position for the of?
fice of register of deeds??Garden City
Theory of a Broken Devil.
Tho story goes that when tho devil
was cast out of heaven bo fell to earth
aud broke into several pieces. His head
tolled into Spain, his !ienrt into Italy,
his stomach into Germany and his feet
into Franco. This is why, says the leg?
end, the Spaniards are so haughty, the
Italians so amorous, the Germans so
gluttonous .md tho, French so fond of
running after women.?Chips.
CONFECTIONERY IN THE ORIENT.
the Chinese Confectioner, Bis J'roilucs
nml His Shop.
Honokonu, April 17.?It was n Gor?
man i'Tuio, wusl it uot, who said that
tho first thing a savage did in becoming
BSinioivilizcd wus to invent something
to make him drunk? Nest to that, so
far as I bau wo, ho iuvoutH or discovers
kouiu form of candy or sweetmeat. In
the earliest history of our raco it sweet
tooth was as oouimou as today.
Tho far east is, if possible, inoro do
voted to tho confectioner than tho west.
His stund is always attended if not'sur?
rounded by street urchins. His wares
are purchased by child and gray board,
by women of fashion mid street labor?
ers. Though his profits are small, so
small as to sooni ridiculous, his trade is
su largo that he nets a fair income and
lives comfortably and well. What ho
sells for 7 cash costs him cash, which,
in Aniorioaii currency, would bo soveu
twontieths of a cent and Ave-tweutiotllB
of n cent. A finer margin than this
would bo hard to imagine. Thu confec?
tioner, or, ii> tho cin-us people at homo
stylo hint, "tho candy butcher," is om?
nipresent in China. He has large stores
aud little shops, big factories and tiuy
ones, stalls, booths und stands, gocarts
aud pushcarts und sometimes a chair
and table, or oven u pun tray about his
neck. All sorts and conditions of men
are in tho business?merchants aud
manufacturers, who uro the aristocrats
of tho trade; old men and old women,
too weak to do more than nit end a
counter; stalwart fellows, who carry
around nil day with easo an outfit of
stand, stool und stock in tradothut must
weigh 100 pounds; little boys not yet in
their teens, in whom tho commercial iu
stiuct is potent, who start their career
on a capital of a few cents.
At Swatow, iu the pleasant gloom of
a street arcade, I rau across two rival
merchants in the. business. The ono was
a little boy of about 5, who had a high
stool and bamboo table, on which wero
his wares. Tho other was an old man,
who had seemingly passed bis three?
score years and ten, aud who had, like?
wise, a Stool, table and ou*it of goods.
Neither one had probably more than SJ6
cents' worth of good-; all told, but thoy
kept up a noise that, wus almost deafen?
ing. Sometimes the cracked voice of th
old man took tho lead, but generally tho
shrill treble of tho child was in the as?
cendant. They hailed every one who
went by und loft no stone unturned to
sell something. I watched them five
minutes und saw thai youth was dis?
tancing old age, mid then went ou.
The cundy market of the cast is lurger
aud more varied than that of home, al?
though tho workmanship is unspeakably
j inferior nnd the actistic effect comparu
TIIF. CniNEoE CONFKCTION'KR.
tively insignificant. Much of this is <Jne
to tho climate. Tho fine bonbons of
Broadway can only bo kept hermetical?
ly sealed. If exposed to tho air. they are
damaged in a few hours and ruined in a
week. The New York caramel, so dear
to the guileless schoolgirl, absorbs or is
attacked by the moisture of the atmos?
phere and in a few days is a rich but not
agreeable paste. Crystallized fruits soon
swim iu their own juice, while hard
candy of all sorts rapidly changes into
sirup. Around tho holidays in the win?
ter season, which in temperature is like
our April and May, we import boxes of
huiibotis from America, Knglaud und
Frauce. Tho re.-.t of tho year wo leave
them more or less severely alone.
Tally or toffy is us old u friend of
young China as of young America and
is the same ugly, sticky, provoking, but
child alluring compound on both con?
Tho small boy ill the far east imitates
Ins American brother. Ho squanders his
last coin on a stick or sheet of taffy and
in a moment has embroidered his face,
hands and the front of his coat with
awkward lines and splotches of brown
molasses. It is not a very costly pro?
ceeding. Ono-tenth of a cent will secure
enough of the fascinating sweetmeat to
disguise the youth beyond recognition
und ruin his clothes as well.
The candy stores of China are nothing
liko those in America. There are ii"
wholesale places aud uo great factories
which fill tho air of tho neighborhood
with mouth watering odors. The lar?
gest establishment employs u dozen souls
till told, l.argti and small alike try to
make only what they can sell the same
day. The heat, moisture and mold of
tho climate, the ants, dies, roaches and
white ants which swarm by millions
everywhere in south China would attack
and destroy everything eatable thut was
not incased in metal
There is no plate glass, no handsome
counters, no well dressed salesgirls in
these stores. The front is open to the
street. Half of tho clerks uro naked to
tho waist. The goods aro shown iu
trays, boxes, jurs and wide mouthed
bottles. The stores are soldom appetiz?
ing. Dirt and cobwebs aro everywhere;
? muugy cur shows his tooth ut every
i'intiMiiH in i i?v Ii: I im;hi i >? , POIlrMJIliUTH a i> v i: ti i i m : n i:^ ; s j PUIIiS,qii|i'ril ADVRRTINKnBN'M
WE'RE the most talked about and busiest Clothing store [in the city to-day
Can't help but be so. No matter what your wants may be, we stand ready
to save money for you. Suit for best occasions. Yes, $ioor as much higher
as you want. $15 gets very superior.
As line and good clothes to-day for $10 as formerly for $15.
It's wasting money?to pay $10 or $12 for Suits sold by us $5 and $6,75,
It's wasting money?to pay $15 for Suits-sold by us for $10.
It's wasting money?to pay $20 for Suits sold by us for $12.
Never mind if they do say it hurts tne business to sell at lower prices.
The wonder of Ihc town. It's not understood how we do it. It's done.
As wonderful prices in Boys' Clothes. You needn't pay more than $5 for Biggest
and $3 for smallest Boy's Suit.
You'll hardly believe it can be. A Man's All-Wool Suit. $5 and $6.75.
The proof?see it. Perhaps the very suit you have seen some one else wearing, and
took it for $10 or $12 worth. Was bought here for $5 and $6.75.
M. RQSEMBAUM, 1 1 6 and 118 High St., Portsmouth:
flMp? RR WAHL)-LOBT, ON TUESDAY
?jP?) night, n?out :i o-elork, near Via
l'uiut, ojipo>ito Nowport Newa, a mnall
akilt or bnttow, Ii eetlong, 4 feot Wido,
paiutod dark crebdiad small pig Iron ami nun
I air oars uud ncotip. .I'indi r will be rewarded
by notifying ?Al'l'. JOHN WH1TK,
m>:tU-Jt Norlolli, Va.
Special for To-Day
Kino Sundried Peaches, I2)c por pound
Fancy Mi?oil < akea. 10? pur poll Uli.
I'iiid i'akuil Itoans, 60 per can.
Hirn's 1100t Beer, ready f<>> drinking, 10c.
C W. I1UDUIN3 * ?O.,
H02 Crawford atroot.
1.X?i RKNT - No. r.v:i I ir-t ?tvcet, saloi.n.
1 910 per month; .vo *J2I Crawford st.,
tnRI.M por mouth: No. 820 Iligb et., dwelling.
$'iU per uionlb No. :10(> 1 inwlddia et., dwell?
ing. ??B 1 er month: No. Hl Diunid'.bu st.,
duolling. ?'2l per mouth. No 112 l.imoln
?tteet, dwelling, 4 m por month. Kcvrral
Ulca rtoeog au 1 konu sma 1 dw llings at mm y
roatouablerent*. All are in good onlur und
nearly all haTo e. ty w.iter Pi rti a desirlug
good houses in net call oarlv. .iNU. 1.. SSAT
?ON. Portsmouth, Va.
1?BT?RITHRK ?R HMH OR WASHING*
j ton street, Monday nicht, a 10t ring
with init at 'K' on It aix dia uottdl and net.
Konard it lott at 012 l oimty at. iny29-:<t
Ii iiui Ilm llt<alit<~?m. i
Mr. J. H. Cobb, publiebor of tbo
Mirror, at ISroctou, N. Y., mys: "Fori
nearly two years tbo Mirror has been
pnbliibiog tho advortisetnentu of
Chamberlain's Kemedios. A few dnyn
ago tho writor was sutler iug from u
bowel troublo uud resorted to au old
remedy which did uot provo etlica
oious; liuully ho tried Chamberlain h
Colic, Cholera nud Dim 1 ho a Remedy
and two donos did tho business, cheek
it oomplotely." For nie bv all drug
For Malaria, Liver Trou?
ble, or Indigestion, use
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS
Portsmouth's Summer Resort,
mr. MATT 3. mulvey, the well knowu
catorrr of till* city, has leased the HOTEL
\ KUNOS Curd will rilll ever* half hour mi
Natur.my and Sunday. Kverythine ltmt>olMn
Vor enjoyment, i niulorl mid pleuwttre conio
tit nil lilltcl to Mil' Hotel \ onion, ivliore
svervthiliK win be kept in ?ennou tu supply
tlio tnbl' a (lit) Imr. mi I aid to the euntort
ot visitors Hint KtieHt.-t. Hotel is now open.
Big Willow ltoi-lior, only $1.00: largo Im
|)t>rto 1 Itui:? lifo to I'M:. Look nt in j?
prices: M-tiunus dat sell for I6e, 2l)o. -_'rie.
a?o nor yard: our price, be, tue, ir.e umt 18c,
my28 80G Couuu atroot, city.
We nrn giving uwsy thotte nno nrltelcs of
furuilare which \ou rhu displayed in our
window, l or every eaili pin Ohas? you wiU
rot eivo eonponi. Cuuo in and Rot our olr
Ottlar ot elimination
Wo have just rocoived tlio lament and
mo -t onmploiii lino of Ladies' MiiHlin Un
tletMoai to bo round tit i ittter city. Tito?*
rooiU are of mto iiiauiif?cturt< ittiii tbo coin
triitett lock itltoli braud.
French Organdies) rj?achnmi, etc.. Whito
Qoodi ot ovary description, Embroideries,
Slurt W.osti. <uo. Knll line of ilont'ii l-'ur
iiiiliiiii;H. (lent Black .iud Kaney Suitiiim
bv tbo vHnl or made to ordor, and a lovely
line ot Sprint; Painting*.
I W. C. NASH.
?JS? UiKh BtraM.
JpiNE CALIFORNIA OKANUE3, PINE
A1TLEB, BANAN.'.S, LEMONS, ETC.,
THE E. C. BROOKS CO.,
113 HigU Btroot, Portsmouth, \a.
LOOK AT THIS:
??AIN'T WE IN 1T1"
Three Biggest Sellers,
Three Best Wheels Made.
Bond for our now catalogue.
Cost you nothing but a postal,
1 n. lie's Hi to,
108 man STREUT,
JUST ItKCKlVEP. AT 21.1 HIGH STREET,
another lot of tboie Uri:o Mo plette
i;uk*. ho ?-..Id at 42.26 or $4.26 the set.
Hukh. 86x74, j I. The best Missies lOe Beam
leu* Ho.se in tbo oily. (Sreat reduction In
Boy's Jersey and Blouse Suits.
UEO. ?. BELL, Aceat,
customer; insects comu unn go in the
most sociable manner, and u beggar jos?
tles you at the door, und a oooly elbows
jrou ;it the counter. Nevertheless the
goods, whether candy, confection, con?
serve oi- preserve, uro fresh, well uinde,
clean and palatable. The wonder is that
they prodnoo such praiseworthy results
under such wrotcliud surroundings.
E. S. Norton.
RODE ON AN AVALANCHE.
A. Victoria Merchant'* l*criluuji A.lvi uturo
au<t l'ortuiiute Eseepe.
Henry Saunders, 11 prominent mer?
chant of Victoria, It. 0., bus just re?
turned from Alherni, where ho has boon
iufipcKiting various nold qnartz propor
tics In which he it, financially interested.
On his homeward journey he derided to
take a short cut across the mountains,
the snvw apparently offering a botter
road for walking than the trail.
fc'omo fow miles wore made safely
and comfortably, und then a soft spot
was struck in which Saunders struggled
to regain 1mm foothold. At the same
time a giant bowlder detached itself
and wwit (rambling down to the canyon.
Itclenscd suddenly, the cntiro snow cov
erod side of tin.' mountuin commtiuced to
slide. Banudevs saw nothing but iuime
diate and awful doath before him, and
in desperation elnrig to the Hido of the
avalanche, which, gathering momentum
as it progressed, suou had dovolopod ex?
press train speed mid power to sweep
?Jowii giant trees of contraries' growth
is though they were matches.
The trip of the Hvalanoho and its in?
voluntary passenger was about four
miles altogether, und it was accom?
plished in loss than a quarter of an hour.
Humidere, at the foot of the moun?
tain, found himself hurled into tbo Al
borni river and against a sobwater
bowhler with sueh forco as to partially
Btnn him. He mechanically exerted him?
self to reach the nearest shorn and did
so. AJterwurd, toon as his strength had
in a measure returned, ho returned to
Alberni in time to catch the stage for
Nanaimo, from which point he returned
homo.?San Francisco Examiner,
AN OSSIFIED BOY.
Peculiar Malady Hrmlt log- from ? Dr?tte
to the Keot.
Six years ago the 14-year-old son of
?lohn Trimble of Anderson, lud., became
afflicted with a malady that grow out of
a iirubio on the feot. The llesh begiui to
shrivel away, and ossification began to
set in. Thin has been spreading ever
since and went over lu*? entire body
with the exception of the head, which
was the largest purt of tho lad, bis whole
weight at lau being hiss than ~>o pounds.
A few days since ho died, tho ossifica?
tion reacliiug a vital point and causing
death. Fow knew that such a case exist?
ed in this purt of the state, for he has
been kont confined all of tbo time and
nothing.was sani ur tbo COM until neawi
rolievod him. All of tho doctors in the
locality have called on hiia, and lio was
quito an enigma to t.heih. 'Ilm family is
well known.?Cincinnati Kmiuirer.
A Taconia Hun lliu u (iruat Discovery, bot
To the Editor or tho Nuw York fcun:
Hik?I sincerely boliove that I ha/a discov
crad u-prwieiple in lurht By tliu upplirutlun of
which it macbinu may bo coustrticted tbnt will
transmit visible images, so tbnt n person took
lag uit" the. receiving Instrumont will sue
whatever Is opposed before tho transmitting
inHtrunicnt, the distance t> r.v-. n tlio inntrti
meats making no dlfferonea. Tim oporatinn ? ?
saim-wlmt tutitlot;ouH to taut of tb?* telephono,
ah tho principle? that I have discovered la the
magnetic propiirty of Halft controllable by
eleotrie exhibition. My discovery is fur \ridu
of ?11 unos heretofore e_<-|?lored und !..\r nut
the slightest resemblance u> any announced
cenooption. It Ib rj,ot dependent upon diffc rr n
tbd or separated corronts, tint Wno simple thitt
Iii? greatest wonder will bo fhut it was nut
Thirty years of study or tli*. phyMral noienoes
assures inn tbut I am not lui^tukrn uud eon*
vlneea me that I oan.pvoduoe ? practical,*uiia
pln inocbUlQ tbnt \v*l]l do vrb.tt I claim, but I
Ulli precluded I'rolu duttTmhiing Hie best form
of mnehinn by lack of funds witll Which to
complete uxporinicnts. Who will help mot I
Will nhs.ro tha valuo of my disoovory with tho
right person. FBAKK II Close.
A Great CrUUelo-.
Harry Wright played baseball when
ho wus well on in yearn, but it is impos?
sible to hud u ball player of the present
day to compare with tho veteran cricket?
er, Dr. Grace, who seems to bat bettor
every year that passes. Although -17
years old, he defended his wicket for 2HH
runs last week, scoring more than a
"ociitnry" for tho hundredth time.?
Now York World.
Au low? physician hired a tramp for
|10 to "punch the head off" a rival doc?
tor. Tho tramp got licked, guvothe con?
tract away, and his employer is in jail
in default of $1,000 bail. Justice seems
to bo spending her summer vacation in
Iowa. ?Chicago Dispatch.
Don't You lielleve It.
Tho New York World wants to know
whether the new woman will bold pins
in her mouth while she is dressing the
baby. She will not. The new woman
will have no babies to dress.?Detroit
Must n.iwi Ilrcn Itedbot.
Tho building whore tho Chilean con?
gress meets has beon burned up, presum?
ably as tho result of an unusuully urdent
dobato. ?Chicago Record.
A new idea has been struck as regards
church weddings. It is for each guest to
present with her card of udmission her
own visiting card. It is really an agony,
but it has the virtue of lottiug those
mo-t interested know who houorod the
^ ceremony with their presence.
French visitor* ut ifciol. It is of yellow
I bilk, with u black Maltose cross bearing
the imperial urins in Hie eenter, and on
tho arms tho word*;, "Qott ti(\t Ons,
1870," tho dute of the estabUshitl?nt of
the eiupiru and nl.?o of the taking of
Alsace-Lorraine. When ?boemperortTifl
its the French men-of-war, us a mafWa>
of etiquette they must fly this flogst tho
mast head.?New York/Sun.
Suit Over SJ 1-2 Cents' Worth.
A queer suit in tho circuit court now
in session at Hodgenville, Ky., resulted
in a hung jnry. It was u suit over one
two-hundredth part of an acre of land,
which was valued at $5 por acre. Felix
Ash and William Dovers wero the par?
ticipants in the suit. The coet has al?
ready amounted to over $500, while the
land is valued at 2ju cents.?Philadel?
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. Tho many, who live bet?
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas?
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax?
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions aqd
met with the approval of tho medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid?
neys, Liver nud Bowels without weak?
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug?
gists in 50c and$l bottles, but it is man?
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figi
und being well informed, yon will Wtt)
accept any substitute if oflcreta,