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Reach Virginia's Shirs 'in a Chilling Storm
of Snow and Sleet
GREETED BY SALVOS OF ARTILLERY.
Bol<IIcrH, Sailor* niicl Firemen Accom?
panied by Citizens-Delayed Five
Hours iu tin- liny by the Ntorin
Au Old Coiifcil Patriotically In
Bplrcd-OIT for Atlanta.
Announcement having been made
that Uic Maryland soldiers, Naval Re?
serve?! and Veteran Firemen would
reach here yesterday at 7:30 o'clock
about 500 people, including several
ladles, assembled at the Hay Line
wharf to welcome them. A detach?
ment of Crimes' Battery was present
to (ire-a salute of welcome on their ar?
rival. At the appointed hour the regu?
lar mall boat arrived and brought u
number of citizens and Veteran Fire?
men. It was then learned that owing
to tlie storm that neither tlie Moseley
or the Columbia, which had the sol?
diers and reserves on board, would bc
able to reuch here before 10 o'clock.
About 10:30 the Moseley hove in sight
With the Fourth Regiment and the
reserves on board. A snlute of eleven
guns was tired by tlie battery. As
soon the boat landed the soldiers came
off and were put on board the first sec?
tion. As they marched to the cars the
band played "Maryland" and turned
It into "Dixie." This caused a shout
to go up from the immense crowd. As
soon as the llrst section, consisting of
eleven cars, was ready It moved off.
and another section of nine cars took
its place. By this time the Columbia
arrived with the Fifth Regiment. The
men were at once put on the train and
as soon as one section was filled No.
2 left and No. 3 come up and was soon
lilled. Twenty minutes after No. 1 left,
two followed und so on until 3, 4 and
0 had all gone, making the last train
leave about 1 o'clock. As tlie party has
to be In Atlanta by this morning to
take part in tlie Maryland Day exer?
cises every arrangement was made to
make as much speed as possible, and
every precaution was tuken to prevent
ah accident. A switchman was sta?
tioned at every station and one be?
tween stations with Instructions Id
keep each train twenty minutes behind
the other. By tills means they will be
able to reach Atlanta by early morn?
ing. The delay in the boats netting
here was caused by the captains get?
ting off their course on account of the
thick snow storm. One boat got out ot
the way severui miles. The Columbia
had to lay at anchor for live hours
and the Moseley nearly ns long. They
struck the storm about midnight and
It was very thick. The entire party will
reach Portsmouth on their return trip
Sunday afternoon ut 6 o'clock and will
leave on the Columbia and Moseley im?
mediately after their arrival. An old
Confederate said to one of the soldier
boys: "I thought thirty years ago I
had seen all the soldlers I ever wanted
to see, but the sight of you all Infuse
in me new blood and I feel like I could
and would shoulder my gun again and
flglit for Uncle Sam as freely as I did
for the Lost Cause."
Note.?The Veteran Firemen were
taken charge of by the Chamber boys
and the two hours that they spent here
was made very pleasant by them.
Mr. Anderson, the general passenger
agent, was untiring In ills efforts to
make everything pass off pleasantly,
and he succeeded admirably In doing
so. He has proven himself to be tlie
right man in tlie right place.
At a meeting of Ocean Council, Royal
Arcanum, held Wednesday night, the
following officers were elected: Richard
Hodges, regent: \Y. C. Vernelson, vice
regent; S. C. Draper, oia'.or; Charles
Owens, pust regent; S. C. Brown, sec?
retary; C. M. Meglnley, collector; F. T.
Briggs, treasurer; Norman Rutler.chap
lain; John E. Adams, guide: J. W. Jor?
dan, warden; R. M. Parker, sentinel;
F. T. Eeastwood, organist; Ambrose
Williams, trustee; W. K. Gaylo und
Charles Owens. representatives to
Grand Council; F. T. Briggs and J. T.
Arrested ns Suspicious 1'Iiaructer*.
Yesterday morning about 2 o'clock
Constable Matthews arrested two negro
men lurking around the Norfolk and
Carolina railroad yard,at Pinner's Point
and acting in a suspicious manner.
Fading to give satisfactory answers
they were carried before Justice Hol?
enden, who lined them $2 each nnd
costs. Not having the funds to pay
their fines they were sent to Jail for
thirty days each.
Exposure to cold, t'amp winds may re?
sult In pneumonia unless the system Is
Kent Invigorated with Hood's Snrsapa
I>ou't Miss the Dry Goods Ilnrgntna
At li a in in 11 in Thin Week. Knie
Clones Saturday Night.
These prices are for cash only. Ham
mil's, 3201 High street
A Well Known Fact.
This season has been very back?
ward as regards the weather, etc., con?
sequently December 1st finds us with
a larger stock than we ought to have
for this time of the year. We've de?
cided to cvit the prices of all our men's,
boys' and children's suits; also over?
coats, so that they will be within the
reach of every purchaser. We've got
the stock and they must be sold.
BRESLAUER & ANTHONY.
114 High street.
Cnr Prices for Suits nnd Overcoats
Are Cheaper by $2.00 Titan Any
Other fit ore In tho Two
You can save that amount by buying
a Suit or Overcoat of us. M. Kusen?
baum, HG and 188 High street.
A Gold Dollar for Eighty Cents.
We cannot offer you, but we can give
you equal vnlues by selling a good suit
for $7, worth $9, and others at greatly
reduced prices. Slock must go. Re?
member we mean business.
.LEVY ft JACOBS.
A big reduction on carpets, refrigera?
tors, canopies, and oil cloth for the next
thirty days. Buy now nnd save money,
at J. 8. Crawford's.
Local Hi evtl ten.
The city bills were all paid yester?
1 We had genuine winter weather yes?
The only business In the Mayor's
Court was one drunk.
Dr. P. S. Hope and wife returned
from Atlanta l?st night.
The School Board will hold their regu?
lar monthly meeting to-night.
Mr. James.Hammlll, a traveling sales?
man, was In the city yesterday.
Attention is called to advertisement
of house for rent in another column.
The sale of Mr. A. M. Robertson's
house was postponed yesterday on ac?
count of the weather.
The Board of Police Commissioners
will hold a meeting Monday night to
attend to business of Importance.
Wednesday night some one entered
the residence of Mr. White, on Queen
stueet, and carried off a lot of provis?
The Woodmen of the World of Nor?
folk, to the number of 100. will leave
here Sunday night via the Seaboard Air
Line for Atlanta.
Attention Is called to the postponed
sale of A. M. Robertson. The same will
take place on Saturday, the 7th, at 12:15
In front, of the courthouse.
The ease of the negro Smith for an
assault on the Simpson boy was again
continued yesterday, the Simpson boy
being unable to appear in court.
PLve sections of the Maryland ex?
cursion Ists went from Baltimore to At?
lanta by rail over the Seaboard Air
Lino route and reached there last night.
Mr. Pratt, proprietor of the St. Blmo
Motel, will convert the store recently
occupied by John Washington as a bar?
ber shop Into a pool room in connec?
tion with the hotel.
Rev. L. B. Hetty will address the
Young People's Society of Christian En?
deavor of .Monumental Church, this
evening at 8 o'clock. Subject. "Gotl's
Triumph* in the Mission Field." The
Mr. Willie Daughter)', who has been
acting as a runner in the Merchants'
and Farmers' Bank for about six
months, was on yesterday promoted to
assistant bookkeeper. A runner will be
elected on Monday next.
Judge Prenlla held a special session
of the Circuit Court for Norfolk coun?
ty yesterday to hear the ease of Hla
Stanly. colored, vs. the Atlantic, and
Danville railroad for damages for in?
jury received by being knocked down
by a train.
Colonel Alston Grimes, of the Sea?
board Air Line general olllccs In this
city, who has been 111 with typhoid
fever for two or three months, has so
far recovered to make it safe to move
him. and a special train conveyed him
and his friends to his home In Kolcigh
yesterday a strange young man made
application to Mayor Davis for assis?
tance Iii get back to Baltimore. He
claims that he went on hoard the Co?
lumbia to see the soldiers off and be?
fore he knew It the boat had left the
wharf and brought him to Portsmouth.
He was without means to get homo and
had no place to ko, as there were no
funds for that purpose nothing could
be done for him.
Y. M. C. A. Reception.
The reception to be given at the
Young Men's Christian Association to?
night will be to the railway men of the
city. The committee who has charge
of the reception has Issued invitations
In the form at a trip pass to all of the
railroad employes, as far as their names j
could be secured. If any one has been i
slighted it Is due to the fact that his
name was not secured, and not pur?
posely slighted. Tf any one has not re?
ceived an invitation they are cordially
Invited to attend. Though the recep?
tion is given to the railroad men. never?
theless the itY.unbcrs ?are invited to
come and bring their gentlemen friends.
The Venezuelan Question.
London, Dec. 6.?The papers here will
lo-mororw publish a statement which,
it has been learned, that the .reply of
Lord Salisbury to the recent note of the
Secretary of Slate Olney relative to the
I Venezuelan question, which reply Is now
en route to Washington, discusses at
length the history of the question for
forty years and Intimates that Great
Britain does not depart from the view
that the Schomburg boundary marks
the minimum of the territory she pos?
sesses in that region.
DenmiKl for l'lruiiiiis (o no Forceil.
London. Dec. f..?The Dally News will
to-morrow publish B dispatch from Con?
stantinople denying the rumors that
the Porte has definitely refused to grant
the firmans for the extra guardshlps
and that some of the powers had with?
drawn their demands. The dispatch
asserts that all the powers are united
and are determined to carry their de?
mands to a termination.
Ret?! (he Death Roll
Which the bills of mortality of any
large city may be fitly designated, and
you will find that renal and veslcal
maladies, that is to say. those that
affect the kidney and bladder, have a re?
markable prominence?we had almost
said?preponderance. Uright's disease
and diabetes in the chronic stage are
rarely cured, and gravel catarrh of the
bladder and enurcsls, slay many. Yet
at the outset, when the trouble merely
amounts to Inactivity of the organs in?
volved, the danger may be nullified by
that thorough renal tonic and diuretic,
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which Im?
parts the requisite amount of tone to
the organs without over-excltlng them,
nnd the use of which is convenient, and
Involves no elaborate preparation.
Dyspepsia, a usual coneomiltaut of
renal complaints, and debility, which
they Invariably produce, are remedied
by It. So also are constipation, mala?
rial, rheumatic and nervous ailments.
Ton Have n Chnncc toKnre None}'.
A beautiful 13-4. extra size blanket, re
uced from $10 to S6.H0.
A grand blanket, all pure wool, 11-4,
regular price. $7; special price, $?.
Ask to see our $3.'J0 blanket, reduced
100 pairs gray, wool blankets, reduced
from JL'.r.O to $1.4?.
2"> doz. linen front, unlaundried shirts,
reduced from 60c. to 39c.
We must have room; this will be the
week for bargains.
A. .T. PHILLIPS.
Under Oxford Hall
Fifty degrees warmer on inside than
on outside of our $1 All-Wool Shirts,
OHAS. R. WE LT ON & CO..
q&A/Uris and Men's Furnishora
Senator Till in it 11 nnti Governor KvniiD
Atlanta, Dec. 5.?Senator'Den. It. Til
man and Governor John Gary Evans,
or South Carolina, were denounced by
the members of the Exposition exhib?
itors association this morning:.
Resolutions condemning; their speeches
on Soutli Carolina Day at the Exposi?
tion as inflammatory utterances were
adopted and the two Carolinians were
referred to as ranting demagogues, cut
throats, and moonshiners.
The resolutions in part'said:
Resolved, That for the'fame and good
name of the Atlanta Exposition, ut
which these two men were unfortu?
nately permitted to speak, we denounce
their speeches as being devoid of rea?
son, sense, and patriotism, nnd we re?
pudiate the speakers. In this we feel
confident we are but expressing the
sense of our country and the earnest
feelings of the better people of all the
Resolved, That we sympathise also
with the management of this Exposi?
tion, that under tlie clonk of temporary ^
authority two such fanatics should'
have been able to Intrude their utter?
ances upon the otherwise healthy and
satisfactory proceedings that have
(iharnetcrlzed this enterprise; but while
dismissing the utterances of these men
ns unworthy of further notice from our
association or country, we do not forget
that in tlie general economy of nature
mankind must have his troubles and
communities their afflictions, 11 is-nut
many years since California was great?
ly annoyed by a brace of bandits known
as Kvans and Sontng. and the exhibi?
tion witnessed lure oil the UStli of No-'
Vember Is but an evidence thai South
Carolina in Ms turn is enduring through
Its own Indiscretions a season of tor?
ment from its Tlllmun and Evans'.
COMMITTEE FOR ASSOCIATION.
J. A. Fliehet". California (chairman); J.
William Forts. Maryland; W. F. An?
thony. Virginia: Dennett, Tohhesseo;
C. II. Bobbins, Boston.
President Exhibitors' Association.
C E II K MO K Y POST PO X KD.
i lie Investors or Mgr. sntuiti Ciiiiiioi
Take Place On lite lotti.
Baltimore, Dec. 6.?The ceremony of
tlie illVCSture of Mgr. Francis Satolll.
the Apostolic delegate in America.with
the Insignia of the Cm dinaiute, which
had been fixed to lake place a,t the
Cathedral in this city on Sunday, the
l?tli instant, lias been postponed to a
date which will probably be made
The' postponement was made necett
sary by the fact that tlie Martinis Sa
ciipantl. of the Pope's household, bear?
ing the Beretta and the official briefs,
only sailed to-day from Genoa on tlie
steamship Fulda. The steamer Is not
due in New York until the 16th and
may even be delayed beyond that
Cardinal Gibbons to-day received a
cable dispatch-from tlie prefect of the
propaganda at Borne announcing that
the Pope had confirmed' the appoint?
ment of Father Vv*. H. O'Gonnell. of
Boston, as rector of the Amerlitan Col?
lege at Rome. Father O'Connell has
been assistant Vicar General of the
Boston archdiocese for several years.
SSEW RATTI.KSIIIPS XON. 5 AND 6.
Newport XfiiH Probably Hie Success
Washington. Dec. 5.?Secretary Her?
bert has concluded to hear representa?
tives of the competing bidders for the
battleships, for building which propo?
sals were recently upened, before
awarding the contract The p!;ins pre
pnrcd by the Union Iron Work's, of
San Francisco, and Ihi Cramp Com?
pany, of Philadelphia, upon wliicli bids
I were made by those two concerns, nre
receiving examination and analysis by
the board, who will pass upon the en?
tire matter, nnd upon wttpse decisions
and recommendations tlie contract is
likely to be lost. The Newport News
Company confined their offer to the
plans of the Navy Department, and are
the lowest bidders. The whole matter
turns upon the comparison of the de?
partment plans with those of the
Cramps. If the former shall be se?
lected by the board, the Newport News
Company, being the lowest bidder for
the two ships pn the department's plan,
will get the contract.
tf.kkific gai.k ix i:ngi,asd.
Shipping Delayed and Many Accidents
I Vom Falling Chimneys.
London, Dec. ?A terrific gale pre?
vailed throughout England and off tlie
coasts this morning, outward bound
vessels were driven back to the ports
from which they had sailed, and other
sailings were postponed until the
weather should become more favorable.
All outdoor work in the ship-yards at
Bristol is suspended. Owing to thh
violence of the gale the steamer Majes?
tic, which sailed from Liverpool for
New York yesterday, was detained at
(Juoenstown until :t o'clock this after?
noon In consequence of delay to the
Channel packet with tho malls. Many
accidents occurred in London through
fulling chimneys, masonry, signs, shut?
ters, etc. Thf telegraph wires in the
north of England are all prostrated.
gen. MILKS' first REVIEW.
Deception in His Honor nt Fort Me;
Pherson? Arri vnl of Newgersej men"
Atlanta. Dec. 5.?Gen. Nelson A. Miles
held his first review to-day since beipg
appoint- I to the Chief Commander of
the Army. The Fifth United States
Infuntry, stationed here, was his com?
mand for eleven years, when lie was
colonel. The Ohio National Guard were
In line with the regulars to-day. To?
night a reception was given In honor of
Gen. Miles at Fort McPherson.
Madrid's Corrupt Municipal Conncil.
Madrid, Dee. T>.?A meeting of lead?
ing citizens was held here last even?
ing, at which it was resolved to organ?
ize a monster public meeting, to be
held on Sunday, December Sth. to de?
nounce the corruption exposed In the
municipal Council nnd the passive at?
titude of the Government In the mat?
ter. Tlie shops will be closed and all
business usually conducted on Sunday
suspended. The Government has al?
ready prohibited the agitators from
I marching in pi.iimirn through the
All Alnlionm Liimlicr Irui.- Assisi:?
Mobile,-Ala., Dec|l5.?UpbYi the"report
of the failure Hi New York or tfte Sea?
board Lumber ?Company .attachments
Issued to-day In favor of the People's
Pank of Mobile upon the ptxrpt?rt> of
the Company here, consisting <Jf , ma*
rlne wnya, 'a cargo of corn on-.-board
a steamer loaded tor Mexico, ofllee fur?
niture, etc., to cover the Indebtedness
to the extent of $33,000. The company
has large lumber mills at Falrfoid.
Washington county, Ala., under t u?
nume of the Seaboard Manufacturing
Company. 11 Is understood that the
other claims against the compnny here
will run up the total to S100.000.
Atlanta, Dor. 6.?lAdJutant-Gcnorul
William .Stryker, of New Jersey, and
Judge Sims, of the Supreme Court of
that Stntci'hcadcd a party of about 100
Jerseymen who reached Atlanta to-day
and called on President Collier at the
Administration building. They pre?
sented a letter of regret from Goy,
Werts, who was unable to attend New
Jersey Day on account of approaching
session of the Legislature ? Mr. Col?
lier made a brief speech In -reply, ex?
tending to the New Jersey people a
cordial welcome to the Exposition.
Ntulibed to Dentil Through Jealousy.
Huntington. W. Va.. Dec. 6.?-Jersey
Lily Dale, a woman of bad reputation,
was stabbed to death tonlay at noon
on the Big Sandy rivet', fifty miles
south of here, by her common la w hus?
band, James Dale, who.became jealous
of her. He has escaped to Martin
county, Ky. J-Ic stabbed her eight
Socialist unices outside or Prussia.
Berlin. Dec. G.?The Vorwuerts, the
leading Socialist organ, announces that
the offices of the Socialist party,' which
were recently closed lit Berlin, have
been removed to Hamburg, outside of
the Jurisdiction of Prussia. Subscrip?
tions will be received In Hamburg for
purposes of advancing the principles of
the Socialist clement.
A I.nrgc Cuban ICxpcillilon.
Kingston, Ja., Dec. f>.?The largest Cu?
ban expedition . that has ever left Ja?
maica has been organized here and It Is
expected that the party will have sailed
within about two days. An English
warship left here yesterday to cruise
In waters on the north aide of this
A CHAIN OF FIRE.
Twenty Volcanic Peaks lleli-liliig
VoluiiiCN ol? Suioho and Steam.
(From the San: Francisco- Chronicle.)
The revenue cutter Commodore Per?
ry returned recently from a northern
sea. where slici has been confronted
every night for. weeks by a gigantic
line of lire. As Captain Smith expres
ed It: "'The devil's stokers have been
stirring up thp- subterranean sea of
flames that Is supposed to He thousands
of feel under the' Behriug's bed. and as
a consequence fully twenty of the forty
volcanoes In the Aleutian chain are
The] line of Islands lying between
tlie Heining Sea and the Pacific Ocean
belong to the United States, ami on
them are probably the only;-active
volcanoes lying . mithin American.- ter?
ritory. Much has been written of,j5oga
slov Island, which has been throwing
up a cloud of steam at times for years,
but it was supposed that all thp other
peaks on this singular line of Islands
were extinct craters only.
Now. as far as the eye can 'reach
from any point In the Behring Sea ad?
jacent or even at a distance from the
famous seal Islands, the rising smoke
and steam can be seen In both direc?
tions. The eruption Is general and so
very lively that at night the airy col?
umns take on the reflections of the fires
deep in the earth beneath the craters.
Nowhere else on the globe can such a
sight be Witnessed. According to Cop
tain Smith it Is as wonderful as the
Aery mysteries on Hawaii.
'. In the daytime only the white smoke
or steam Is visible. As <}usk comes
atid darkness follows the wonder grows.
The brighter columns show;UP In the
cold Alaskan night first, and, as It gets
darker, other vivid curls of smoke arc
to he seen at greater distance. Some?
times, when the position of the observer
Is advantageous, n dozen of fifteen of
these modern pillars of tire are in sight
It Is thought that as the winter comes
on tlie beauty of this strange BjtjetlC will
Increase, but few will be the beholdets
then, for the chilly northern sea Is de?
serted by the time November sets In.
lOven the whalers will tie away from the
nightly show of Nature's lireworks. for
they are now seeking shelter in the
coves and Inlets olT the Arctic hun?
dreds of miles further north than these
volcanoes. Willie the Perry was in the
Behring, though, much of the time was
misty and foggy, and often, even at
night, tbe view of the mighty escape
valves was entirely obstructed by the
The show of subterranean force 1? the
most noteworthy ever observed on
American soil. As proof of the mighty
power that Is at work beht-ath the
island, a neck of land has been forced
up out of the sea between Bogaslov
and Old.Bogaslov, and the two islands
are now one. It is queer-looking land,
one of the passe.", shown on the chart as
connecting the Behring Sea with the
greater ocean to the southward. The
rocks In tills neck are manifestly of
volcanic origin, black and smooth in
surface, as If once melted.
"I have my own theory about the
eruption," said Captain Smith, of the
Perry, yesterday. "I believe there is a
lake Of flre far down in the earth that
connects with the outlets in those vol?
canoes In the north, ami also with tin.
volcanoes In Central America. I am told
that In the Central American States tin
volcanoes are especially active Just
now. While there Is no great eruption
reported, there Is steady activity. Just
such activity as Is observed on that
chain of Islands that 1 have been look?
ing at all summer. I believe that the
whole lake of fire Is now boiling and
hotter than ever, and that this state
of great activity beneath the surface
of the earth, perhaps many miles. Is
the cause of the rising smoke and steam
in the north and at the same time of the
clouds of smoke and the flow of !a\ a
in the south."
The Commodore Perry was guarding
the scaling grounds and cruising after
scaling schooners In Hering sen. She
first had what is termed the tjilrty-mile
zone around the Prlbylov Islands, and
then the sixty-mile zone. In hunting
for the wary sealers In tBc Extensive
spread of sea she was brought close to
the Aleutian chain at nlany. different
points and had. consequently/ nri excel?
lent chance to observe the groat change
that has been going on. There nre forty
volcanoes on the line ..f - Islands, and
Captain Smith is sure that R( this time
It Is not In the least exaPCemMon to
say that half of them are creoklctf.
FOR RUNT?Hondo No. . 415 Clifford
street; live-, ropuis und with city water.
For terms, ?etc., apply at 41? Clifford
slrcot. Possession given at once. - dc6-3t
STRAYED OR STOLEN?From my rcs
Ideiieo at I'ort Norfolk, dn Monday lasL
u red and whllo Hpotted Cow, In ?Odo
condition., Reward If returned to C. F.
HARPER. Fort Norfolk, Ilox H. de5-3t
Dlt. J JSlOPil GltlCB offers his Pro?
fessional Sertrises lo the public. Of?
fice. 410 Middle street. Residence. 3H
North street, Portsmouth, Va. del-2w*
MOUSE, THE, JOll PRINTER, will do
your Printing. 105 Crawford street,Slur
building, side door, Portsmouth, Va.
Telephone 1300. nolS-lm
me PreM Accideiii insurance company
Issues the cheapest und best
On the market, und until 'January 1st,
I SOU, we will give to evny person of a
preferred classlllcatiou, who culls in per?
son, one ,of their
8(1,(100 Ct?MIII.\ATIO\ POI.ICIKN.
SPECIAL FEATURE?Thoi Prefer red's
Polleies rover, us Incident lo u preferred
Clasnllllcatlon, incidental Injuries mis
tulned while traveling for business or
pleasure, discharging the ordinary duties
of u gentlemen nboul his house or grouudu
or while engag ?I for pleasure or recrea?
tion In amateur baseball playing, bicy?
cling, yachting, iishing, gunning or other
sports und athletic exercises.
WALTER C\ BROOKS & CO.,
iioi7-1 in 4tii Crawford street.
Specials for To-day.
Fancy leghorn Citron, I2t?e, per pound;
line Layer Raisins, lOc. per pound; llnesl
Cooking Kulslns, Sc. per pound; fluent
Layer figs ISftc. per pound: finest
Soft Shell Almonds. I So. per pound; llnesl
Micllcd Almonds, fee. per poiilld; llnesl
Mixed Nuts, \2Vj?. tier pound. We have a
full lln? of all kinds of Nuts. Italslns,
Candy, etc., for Xinns. fume und ex
umtue our stuck before buying.
C. W. HUUOIN8 .1 CO.
DESIRABLE RESIDENCE AT AUC?
TION..?Desiring to leave the city, 1
will offer for sale at public auction
AT 12:13 P. M THURSDAY, DECEM?
BER nth, 1MI5,
In fore the courthouse door (if the city of
Portsmouth; that VERY DES1 RAULE
HOUSE und LOT No. POS Fourth street.
Parties desiring u good home should at?
tend this sale.
dc3-3t I A. M. ROBERTSON.
HE ABOVE SALE IS POSTPONED
oit account cif weather until BATUH
DAV, December 7th, ut same time and
Captain t>, (i. Savage, of the Cape
Charles Headlight, Is /visiting Or. J. B.
Floyd, on Chestnut slrccl.
Services are being held In Armstrong
Memorial Church every night thin week.
Preaching by Mr. E. F. Wltmer, who Is
presenting the practical business faith
of a practical business man. The meet?
ings are very Interesting and all are
cordially invited to attend. '
The funeral of Mrs. Harriett E. Park?
er, wife of Mr. Frank Parker, took
place yesterday morning at 10 o'clock
from her late residence, corner Eighth
and 'Liberty streets,1 and wns conduct?
ed by Rev. W. A. Rloyninker. of the
Presbyterian Church. Tlie following
gentlemen atlted as pall-bearers:
Messrs. George D. Parker. Sr.. Thom?
as Wliuilngder. Samuel Pierce, H. C.
Covey, Willis Upton and Thomas Jack?
son. Interment was made In Magnolia
Tlie opening of tlie King's Daughters'
bazaar, which was to have taken place
yesterday, was postponed, on account
of the inclement weather, until to-day
(Friday) ut 4 o'clock. The candy prom?
ised to tlio children, yesterday will be
given to-duy. At night tlie programme
will Include the Hag drill given by the
young ladles at the Armory In Norfolk,
and which wns so perfect and pleasing
us to create i|tilte a sensation,
Tlie infant daughter'of Mr. nnd Mrs.
Samuel Lormour died yesterday after?
noon at R o'clock at the residence of her
parents. No. 74 Liberty street. The
funeral will take place this afternoon
from the reslence.
PRISONERS CHANGE NAMES.
By Thin Method an lowu Forger Fs
cupcM n Sheriff.
A reinnrkalile case of deception was
made known in the Illinois State peni?
tentiary at Joilet, 111., recently, says
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Henry
Falling, a convict, was discharged, af?
ter haying Impersonated another man
successfully during his year's sen?
About n year and a half ago Falling
was confined In the county Jail of Reo
kuk, Iowa, having been arrested for
passing worthless checks. He made
tils escape from tlie prison and for sev?
eral months was lost sight of. Then
the Iowa oflicers learned" that Falling
had been arrested at Rockford and sent
to Jollet for another crime. A year
passed and the sentence was finished.
Tim Sheriff from Keokuk arrived In
Jollet prepared to take his man. but
when the prison* r was brought before
him he said: "This is not Falling."
The facts In tlie plot were then made
apparent. Falling had been sentenced
to a year's Imprlsonmnt from Bockford
together with a friend "named Newton
Lee. The deputy having thin In charge
had taken them both to the penltentlnry
and delivered them to the warden, but
on the way they planned to exchange
names. Henry Falling was stripped,
measured, photographed and number?
ed as Newton Lee and was known as
Newton Lee for a year, wlille Lee was
known as Henry Falling. Botli were
good prisoners, one being assigned to
work In the chair department and tlie
bogus Lee serving In the capacity of
night cook. Neither betrayed Iiis se?
One was u regular correspondent,hut
tln>- other wrote only occasionally,
hence the chance of discovery was not
great. Tuesday night Lee, by name,
called for the chaplain and requested
to see the warden and get permission
for his discharge at 6 o'clock Friday
morning, when ills lime was out. r'hls
was done ami Falling walked out Uli
acco.sted by the Iowa Sheriff and
Joined his wife and child, who had ar?
rived in the city the day before.
Mr. and Mrs. Jules Harmon, of Lan
slngburg, Mich'., celebrated the silver
Anniversary of their wedding in a
queer way last week. Sixteen years
after their marriage they were di?
vorced, and last Tuesday, the twenty
fifth anniversary, ti?* wem jr?jrvar
pOPTsWlOUTH ADVS. PORTSMOIJTH A6V/;S; ;
^yOXT^W?NT ? CARRIAGE T
Ycb. and you want a nice one. too. especially If. you want to stund a wedding
a geraum or the theatre. ' 's\'s\s
DAVIS, THE LIVERYMAN,
C07 AND IK* MIDDLE STItEET, PORTSMOUTH. ;.; V
4^ Phone 923,^>
? fa the very man you want to see. His attendants are uollto and obliging-, an* ' ,
CARRIAGES THE FINEST IN THE STATE T',
?A^th,; .lite of N?
fashionable of any n ???.iS^^Jrv c(;. lie does not chaw you any more than
^ ^orf?k^ yo" * "reat dCul "eUor' TrV h'm
FOR SALE?Three arid d half Bhares
of otock West Knd Mews, Norfolk,
Vn. Apply to JOHN H^-WINDKn,
Seaboard Air Line OfilceB, Forts
mouth, Va._ * "V, no6-tf
TUST WHAT YOU .WANT.
GOOD COOKING WINK?t,ho beat In
the market?$2 a Kallon; also FINL
LIQUORS of every description at low
Humes. DUFFY'S M.ALT WHISKEY
and PURE BLACKBERRY JUrOB for
inedlelnal purposes. All goods sold low.
C. IS. JON 138.
no2X-1m Cor. County ami Middle sts.
UNLOADING TO-DAY 1
A CAKOO FREE BURNING STOVE,
EOG, NUT COAL.
Send us your orders.
The E. C. Brooks Comp'y.
ii GUARANTEE TO SAVE Yt)TT
MONEY?Cheapest lino of Pictures
and Krames in the two cities. Prices
nu l'nderwuar lower limn ever, but qual?
ity lieltor. Examine nur l'Unkels .before
Inlying. Wo promise to suvo you money.
Ciuotls shown with pleasure.
OEO. S. HELL, Agent,
noS-lm 21E High street.
$5,000 Accident Insurance.
921 A YEA it.
?3,000, ti5o ft IHi.v, Si-.to n Hoiltll.
You need tt permanently. Do not
travel without It. i\
oclO- JOHN L. WATSON.
W. C. INASH'S,
22? HIGH ST.
You will find the largest und best assort?
ed stock of Capes and Clonks to be
found in the Twin Cities.
Elegant Heaver and Kersey Coats, lat?
est cut, at 14.CO: Astrachan, Boucle, Dia?
gonal:!, French Cloth Coats (beauties)
from JO to $lti.r,0.' Elegant Siml Plush
Capos edged with seal or heaver from
Jti.M) to 5b.7.'.. Klcctrlc Beat, Canada Seal,
Wool Seal. Beaver and Astrachan Capes
ut all prices^ Beautiful all wool Dress
Goads at 2f>c- I and up, all tirades and
styles In blacks, and colors.
You will also ? find all last Hanson's
Clonks on special sain courier, und you
rnn pet some good values very cheap.
REM EM 11E It ? AT
W. C. WASH'S,
' 229 High street.
HANDLE WITH CARE!
And tako care and look out. for the beat
when you buy any thing in the line of
sporting goods. ' There's money to be
saved In such purchuscs as In anything
else. . Our store Is the plucc .to do close
baying. Wo are the money savors of our
customers: Be wise, and come to ub for
Breech-Bonding Guns, Hilles, Shells, BV*
cycles, Fine Cutlery, etc., at low prices.
W. IN. White,
108 High St., Portsmouth, Va. ?
Gpn and Bicycle Repairing a Specialty.
WOOD AND COAL FOR SALE.
No. 1 Split Oak Wood a specialty, both
new and old. The best sheltered Pino
Wood in tlds city at any time, rain or
shine. Also the host grades of Stove and
Nut Coal at lowest prices at H. B. WIL
KINS', 1213 Washington street. Phon?
91S. High streat office 209.
Carco Stove Coal now discharging, No?
Stove, lsgg, Nut an-1 Splint Coal alwnys
In Btock. .<
Clean Coal of best quality. Try lt._
Tou will like it.
. , WM, G MAUPIN,
Phono 097. ? 213 and 210 Queen St
HEARD EIGHTEEN MILES.
Human Voice Carried From One End I
of n Canon.to the Oilier. . |
(Front the Chicago Times-Herald.) |
Eighteen miles Is the longest dis?
tance on record at, which a man's voice
has been heard. This occurred in the
Grand Canon of the Colorado, where
one man shouting the name of Dob at
one end; his voice was plainly heard at
the other end, which Is eighteen miles
away. Lieutenant Foster, on Peary's
third Arctic expedition, found that he
could converse with a man across the
harbor of Port Bo won, a distance of
ij,t)!ili feet, or about one mile and a
quarter, and Blr John Franklin said
that he conversed with ease at a dis?
tance more than a mile. Dr. Young re?
cords that at Gibraltar the human
voice has been heard at a distance of
ten miles. Sound has remarkable
force In water. Colladon, by experi?
ments marie. In the Lake of Geneva,
estimated that a bell submerged In the
sea might be heard at a distance of
more that sixty miles. Franklin says'
that he heard the striking together of
two stones in the water half a mile
away. Over water of a.surface of ice
sound Is propagated with greater clear-]
ness and strength. Dr. Hut tan relates
that on a quiet part of-the Thames,
near Chelsea, he could hear a person
ivad distinctly at the distance of HO
feet, while away from tjie water the
same could only be heard at 70 feet.
Professor Tynriall when on Mount
Blanc, found the report of a pistol shot
no louder than the pop of a champaign
bottle. Persona In a balloon can hear
voices from the earth a long time after
they themselves are Inaudible to peo?
Dreaming to IJood Purpose.
(Prom the Chicago Chronicle.)
The following dream story was told
the other day Iii a group of marine un?
derwriters as being literally true:
An underwriter some time ago had a
very vivid dream that a certain boat,
on which his companies had the insur?
ance, had been lost. There was noth?
ing particular about the boat to have
Caused the dream, nor had here been
any circumstances arising in business
which might have turned his mind In
that direction. The boat was of the
highest rating, had been accepted In
the usual order of business, had had no
mishaps, and was simply one of the
I vessels on the lakes. The underwriter,
who Is not given to superstition, was
much impressed by the dream, and the
next day he ordered that the risks of
his companies on the boat be reinsur?
ed. Tills was done, and inside of three
days the boat became a total loss.
"1 don't believe In dreams,'1 the un?
derwriter said, "for If 1 did I would
have dreamed of some other losses and
had them reinsured In time It was only
a remarkable coincidence, probably. In
this case, but I can say that I would
not have rested easy after that night?
mare of a dream until 1 had the boat
A Bicycle Milt.
A bicyclist of (Band Ilapids, Mich.,
has Invented ami patented an odd kind
of bicycle mitt for protecting the hands
of a rider during cold weather and
yet leaving tin- band free from clumsy
glove casings so that the handles may
be grasped easily and free use of the
fingers be had. The device is a kind of
bell or cone of felt woven In one piece,
(he smnller end Utting tightly on the
handle bar Just beyond the handle
proper. It is loose enough to permit
of the hand being easily slipped inside
to grasp the handle, yet fits closely
enough to afford all the warmth re?
quired. The Inventor claims that this
.makes riding possible and pleasurable
I to tbe oot'deat tviatar.
Hu v<<( Mis tut He From Coyote?.
A novel scheme for saving his cattle
from the droves of coyettes that Infest
the region has been hit upon by a
rancher of Glen Rock. Wash. He hue
placed bells on the necks of a-great
number of cattle In his herds, and the
result has been to scare the. coyotes
away. In the two months since he
belled his herds he has not lost a single
animal, white previously his loss ?'iver
aged at least one steer a day. Coyotes
are becoming more of a pest every sea?
son In many parts of Washington and
Oregon, despite all the efforts'of the
cattlemen and farmers to exterminate -
them. Thousands of dollars arc speht.
every year in waging war on, the beasts
but with little result. Poison availed'.1
for a. time, but now the coyotes refuse ,
to touch the poisoned carcasses of
steers strewn about for their consump?
tion. The only .way tof killing them Is'
by shooting them, a*td this Is a feeble
and wholly Inadequate means. Occa?
sionally the residents of a district com*
bine arid have a grand round-up hunt,
driving the coyotes toward the centre
of a circle, and slaughtering them
there, and this Is the only means of
appreciably thinning them out occa?
sionally. In some regions the packs of
gray wolves are as numerous and trou?
blesome as the coyotes. The coyotes
are particularly adept chicken thieves,
and. Indeed, are a general pest around
Brings comfort and improvement antj
tends to personal enjoyment ~vhea
rightly used. The many, who live bet-;,
tcr than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly 1
adapting the world's best products- tp
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 ple^.,
ant to the taste, the^ref resiling and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax?
ntive; effectually cleansing the system,'
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid-,
ncys, Liver and Bowel3 without weftkr
cning them and it is perfectly free from '
every objectionable substance. ; ij
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
gists in 50c und $1 bottles, but it is man?
ufactured by the Calif of hia Fig Syrup
Co. only, whoso name is printed on every
, jack age, also the name, Syrup of Fig*;
and being well informed, .you will B$9