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PLEASING Y?LETIDE PREPARATIONS.
An Involuntary Itiith-Tho Ferry
Committee Kntisltcd that ferry
Opposition Is Squashed?Asleep on
Uie Trestle?The Legislative Con?
tingent Expected Home Knlurdny.
The Mayor's docket was quite Blim
All the churches arc preparing special
music for the holidays.
Some of the storekeepers are dress?
ing their windows tor Christmas.
Stonewall Camp, C. V., met last night
and transacted routine business.
The members of the Legislature will
arrive home Saturday for the holidays.
A white lady was fined $20 yesterday
for currying on business without a lic?
Mr. George W. Fauth is quite sick, at
his home, on Sixth street, South Ports?
Friday, the 27th, will be St. John's
Day. It will be duly celebrated by the
A daughter of Mr. Edward Peckan
flooding was married in Washington
There was a heavy fog yesterday,
which lasted until quite late in the
ROv. air. T. McN. Simpson was In the
city yesterday. He came to preach Mr.
The condition of Mrs. Crocker was n
shade better yesterday, but she Is still
The Seaboard Air Line has made a
special rate of $7.40 to Atlanta and re?
turn for to-day.
What few men that are left In the
yard will be paid Saturday. This will
help trade considerable.
Mr. K. V. McWIlkle, pay-clerk on the
New York, is at home on a short stay.
His ship is in the Roads.
Read the "add." of JcSBCC C. Dalit. In
which he ?lves notice that his wagon
will move families cheap.
Mrs. John L. Thomas returned from
Baltimore yesterday, where she had
been visiting her daughter.
Sonn- of the suspended inett .returned
to Newport News Inst night. They ex?
po:! to go to work again to-day.
Tin.' children in the Second District
School will have some Kind of a Christ?
inas exercises Friday afternoon.
The little children who have cast-off
toys, etc., can make some other children
happy by donating them to the poor.
.Mr. .lames Cordrey and bride, from
Southampton county, arrived in the
city last night. They will leave for
Laurel; Del., to-day.
All the painters In the yard were
suspended yesterday morning on ac?
count of the fog making It so damp
that they could not work.
Mr. Samuel Hand, Sr., who has been
section master of the Seaboard Air Line
for forty or more years, has been re?
tired on account of age.
Rev. Charles Cain and family nro
in the city visiting Mrs. Cain's mother.
Mr. Cain is stationed at Nottoway, on
the Norfolk and Western railroad:
Orimes' flattery will begin on Jan?
uary (Ith Utting up the hall for their
fair. They hope to make inotuy enough
to pay a large portion of their expenses
to the Mcrdl ?'.ras in Now Orleans.
Quite a number of white people at?
tended the com . i t at the North-Street
A. M. E. Church last night, to hear
Maggie Carncs, the colored prlmn donna
sinu. She has a most excellent voice.
The Perry Committee of tlte city and
county both think thnt the Empire
Transportation Company charter for a
ferry will not amount to anything, since
the amendments have been lacked on
A drunken white man was picked tip
yesterday morning at an early hotlr,
lying near the trestle work on Crawford
street fast asleep. He was benumbed
with cold. He was carried to his home,
in South Portsmouth.
At a meeting of Stonewall Camp, last
night the committee reported having
collected $71', which will be redistribut?
ed among the Confederate widows. The
Camp also decided to hold religious ser?
vice,- on General Lee's birthday, Janu?
ary 10th, at some place to be hereafter
An electric car on the Port Norfolk
road and the United States Express
Company wngon collided on London
street yesterday afternoon. Both shafts
of tlie wagon were broken. The ear
wa.s not damaged. It is paid that the
accident was caused by the carelessness
of the driver of the wngon.
Yesterday morning some young men
who are- working on the Berkley side of
tlie river started across in a. small boat,
in (he fog. When about half way across
they came near being run over by a tug.
which was coining up the river and
did not see them. One of the parties
jumped overboard and nearly froze.
The Street Inspector wijl put his
force to work scraping High and Craw?
ford streets towards the last of the
week. There are a number of pieces of
stone and bricks that have been left
lying around on the sidewalks where
the men have hern engaged In repairing
the crossings. They are dangerous and
should he removed. Yesterday morn?
ing a gentleman trod on one of them
and came near injuring himself quite
Jessie Haiti's express moves furniture
cheap. Large wagons and careful
New and nobby?something different
In our windows this week. Price low
CM AS. It. W ELTON & COJ
Tlie end Is near for Ihe Bicycle, get a
guess while they are going.
Did Von lino-.v
That $12.:'.0 will buy one of those beaver
or Kersey overcoats that have become
so popular, and that those $10 suits of
ours cannot be equaled In the two cities
for the money.
JOHN A. MORRIS, M'g'r.
303 High street.
Wo Are Supplying the People With
Suits and Overcoats nt Reduced
\Vo have made a Reduction in our
Suits and Overcoats. Look at our win?
dow display. The largest stock in
Portsmouth. Prices cannot be dupli?
cated anywhere. M. ROSENRAUM.
116 and 118 High street.
Four Marriages tu One I>ajr.
A large number of persons,were pres?
ent at the Friends' Church last nlrjht
to witness the marriage of Mr. Cornelius
P. Batten to Miss Willie Gertrude How
ell." a granddaughter of Mr. Janies E.
Veale. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Frank Hall. At the conclusion
they were driven to the home of the
groom, where a reception followed.
Mr. James Edward Houston and Miss
Cora H. Bland were united In marriage
last night at the residence of the bride's
parents, on Green street, near South.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
N. R. Mitchell, ufter which they re?
paired to the residence of the bride's
parents, where a reception was held.
Mr. A. Rogers and Miss Gussie
Hurst were united In marriage last
Mr. Cornelius Van Henton and Mrs.
Susan A. Foster were married last
night at the residence of the bride, In
Elect Ion of OllU-crn.
At the last regular meeting of this
ganrison th(< following ofllcers were
elected by acclamation: Commander,
John Wlnn; Lieutenant-Commander. O.
K. Olsen; Navigator. G. G. Cumtnlngs;
Commander's Secretary, B. F. Cason;
Paymaster, W. Y. Harvey; Quartermas?
ter, Thomas Kell; Chaplain. 13. Barraud;
Olilcer of the Deck. P. O'Donnell; Officer
of the Watch, E. Gurke; Boatswain. T.
McLaughlin; Board of Administration,
T. J. lyes; John Wlnn; P. O'Donnell;
Delegates to the Nutlonal Convention.
John Wlnn, P. Deery; W. J. Harvey;
Alternates, Shipmates Van Dam, Hen?
derson, Davenport. After tha election of
Officers a recess was proclaimed and a
delightful resllom enjoyed In the Gar?
II inn rat ol' Mc Henry Cnlpeppcr.
The funeral of Mr. Henry Culpepper
took place from his late residence, cor?
ner of Court and South streets, yester?
day afternoon. The services were con?
ducted by Rev. T. McN. Simpson, as?
sisted by Rov. L. B. Betty. After the
services the remains were taken to Ce?
dar Grove Cemetery for Interment.
The following gentlemen noted as pall?
bearers: Charles Schnieder, Samuel T.
Hand, S. S. Armstrong, E. Cross.
William G. Parker. John T. Crltlln,
J. E. Kelly. E. C. Brooks, G. Hatton,
and L. R. Watts.
Sale <>P Inno und Woodland.
In another column Mr. Thomas B.
Qrllltll, trustee, given notice that he
will sell on Thursday, the 2Clh day of
December, at 12 o'clock, In front of the
post-office In the town of Suffolk. Nan
semond county, a certain lot of land ly?
ing In , Sleepy Hole magisterial dis?
trict, containing nbout 900 acres, more
or less; also about 100 acres of wood?
land In the same district. For terms?.
&c, see ad.
Will Commence Work on .Uoudny
A private letter was received yester
dav from General Selgfrlcd, President
of the Portsmouth Electric Rnllroad. In
which he states that his engineers will
arrive In Portsmouth on Friday, and
that the work of building the road will
be commenced on Monday, the 23d.
Child Partly Iliirncit.
Yesterday afternoon a smnll child of
Mr. J. 10. Foreman, who lives oa Harri?
son street, near Washington, accidental?
ly pulled a kettle of hotling water over
on himself, scaflrtlng him about the |
arms and body quite badly. Dr. F. S. j
Hope wa-s sent for and made him as
comfortable as possible.
Heath of Mrs. Cutler.
Mis. Cornelia A. Cutler, daughter of
Justice John W. Butter, of the county,
died yesterday afternoon at he resi?
dence of her father on South street,
extended.In the twenty-ninth year of her
age. The funeral will talte place this
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the resi?
dence of Mr. Rutter.
Owing to unavoidable circumstances,
the address which was to have been
delivered last night before Stonewall
Camp by Judge T. S. Garnett has been
postponed to some future date, which
will be announced later.
A not lie i- SlltpOIIHlOII.
There was another suspension in the
yard last night. Almut fifty men In all
were suspended until more money
Oon't Miss file Dry OomlN Bargains
At Hamm ill's This Ween, Sale
Closes Saturday M^ht.
These prices are for cash only. Hom
inll'S, 320i 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 tlie year. We've de?
cided to cut 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.
Look at These Prlcm.
On account of the prevailing dull
times we have determined that our
stock must he reduced regardless of
profits, especially in the suit lino; nnd
In that line we have made the following
Suits, an wool, formerly sjald for
$8.50, now $7; neat casslmere suits,
former price $10. now $8; clay worsteds,
black, all wool suit, former price $12.CO.
now $10. in frock as well as sacks, and
so on. Our stock must be reduced.
Wo mean business. Do yoq? Remem?
ber we only advertise facts.
LEVY & JACOBS,
_200 High street.
You Have n Chance to Snre Money.
A beautuul 13-4. extra size blanket, re
uced from $10 to $6.90.
A grand blanket, all pure wool, 11-4
regular price. $7; special price, $5.
Ask to see our $3.90 blanket, reduced
100 pairs gray, wool blankets, reduced
from $2.:'.0 to $1.49.
25 doz. linen front, unlaundried shirts
reduced from f>0c. to 39c.
We must have room; this will be the
week for bargains.
A. J. PHILLIPS.
Under Oxford Hall.
A big reduction on carpets, refrigera?
tors, canopies, and oil cloth for the next
thirty days. Buy now and save money,
at J. 9. Crawford's
TtlO Texas J rial Trip.
The -Washington special In the Rich?
mond Dispatch of yesterday had this
to say of the battleship Texas, con?
structed at the Norfolk Navy-yard:
"Naval men and Virginians here are
looking forward with givjat Interest to
tlie trial trip of the battleship Texas
to-morrow. There Is no event of recent
date that Is attracting so much atten?
tion among naval olllctals, for upon the
result will depend In a great measure
the prestige! of the South for Ship?
building, and especially the manufac?
ture of such engines and machinery as
are required to navlgute great modern
warships.. The Texas did so well on
her preliminary trip last week as to sur?
prise everybody, particularly the North.
Brn rivals of the works where the ma?
chinery of the Texas was constructed.
Even the Northern navy-yards were
jealous of the success of the Texas, be?
cause she was built in a Government
yard south of Mason and Dlxon's line.
The run last week was not so much to
test the speed of the ship us to 'shake
dawn' 'her machinery, as the :naval
Officers coll It, and she came up to the
highest expectations of the manufac?
turers of her machinery, her Govern?
ment builders and the experienced ofli
ccrs who had her In charge and navi?
gated her on the trip."
A Shocking Suicide-Ittiiiuu iiy Accl
Petersburg. Va, Dec. 18.?(Special)?
Intelligence was received here to-dny of
a most shocking suicide, which occurred
yesterday afternoon In Prince George
county, the victim of death at his own
hands being James Kennedy, aged
about 35 years. Kennedy has been a
widower for the past seven years, and
since the death of his wife he has lived
with his brother. It is suid that he was
addicted to stronk drink. The young
man killed himself by blowing off bis
head with a double-barrel stiot gun.
The vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church held a meeting yesterday af?
ternoon and extended a call to a min?
ister whose'name has not yet been made
public, but who resides In Virginia. It
will be remembered that a call was ex?
tended some weeks ago by the vestry of
the church to Rev. W. B. Evans, D. D?
of Columbus, S. C. Mr, Evans accept?
ed the call, but subsequently recalled
his acceptance of the same.
The paper prepared by the commit?
tee appointed from the Hoard of Ste.
wards of Washington Streut M, 10.
Church, setting forth the facts why the
church objected t<5 the removal of Rev.
W. G. Starr. D. D.. was read before the
board on Monday night hist, but on
account of there not being a full at?
tendance of tlie members of the board
the matter was postponed for further
consideration until the next meeting:,
when It is likely some final action will
be taken on the paper.
Judge W. Hodges Marrlon, of Not-,
toway county, was in the city to-day.
The George H. Thomas Post. Grand
Army of Republic, will be hold Its an?
nual meeting to-morrow night, when
officers for the ensuing year will be
elected, and the post. Inspected.
While Mr. Oscar Hollingsworth was
driving down Rank street this after?
noon In a buggy the breast strap of the
harness broke and In attempting to
rein up the horse, the shaft of the vehi?
cle struck the animal's neck and caused
her to run away. The buggy struck a
wagon standing In front of Mr. W. H.
Harrison's harness store, and Mr. Hol
llngsworth was thrown out. He was
j not seriously Injured, however.
Couvieted of Insurance Frauds.
Newborn, N. C. Dec. 28? The Beau?
fort Insurance fraud trials have all
ended. The last one resulted In another
conviction, Hasszoll and Dr. Delamar, of
conspiracy, also L. T. Noe. The verdict
of not guilty was found as to S. D. and
J. C. Delamar, on the chnrge of forg?
ery. Of those Indicted all of the white
ones except Dr. kU W. Perkins were
convicted on one or more charges. He
and all the negroes, with one exception,
turned State's evidence. Judge Gra?
ham pronounced sent, nee about noon.
C. R. Hassel! gets seven years In the
penitentiary; Wm. Fisher, colored, five
years In the penitentiary; Dr. T. D.
Delamar. Sildon Delamar. .T. C. Dela?
mar and Levl T. Noe, two years each
in Craven county jail. Each appealed,
gave bond and went home to-night.
The bondsmen are citizens of Beaufort.
The defendants say they will fight to
the last and will appeal to the Supreme
Court of the United States If necessary.
Richmond. Va.. Dec. 18.?(Special.)?
The Senate and House Committee on
Courts met jointly this evening to con?
sider the Governor's message with re?
ference to the L>unenburg cases. Sen?
timent was decidedly opposed to grant?
ing the Executive the power to order
out troops he asked for. and action on
the message was postponed lndellnlte
? ? ?
Senator Mcllwnlnc Incidentally gave
it as his opinion that nothing could
prevent lynching, and stated that lie
was hot opposed to lynching for a cor
? ? ? *
The House Committee on Privileges
and Elections took up the case of Hud?
son vs. Keesee, but did not finish the
? ? *
Messrs. Klzer, Rosson and Cannon,
of Norfolk, Delegate Blnnd, of Ports?
mouth, and several representative citi?
zens of Richmond, appeared before the
House Committee on Courts of Justice
to-night In the Interest of the mechan?
ics' lien law. They were given much
encouragement and were practically as?
sured that this measure, or a similar
one will be recommended. A further
hearing will be given on Januury 9th
? ? ?
A young man named Harry Hancock
was brought here to-night from Nor?
folk on the charge of betraying Miss
Effle Smith, in Manchester.
The Modern Mother.
has found that her little ones are im?
proved more by the pleasant laxative,
Syrup of Figs, when In need of the lax?
ative effect of a gentle remedy than by
any other, and thnt It Is more accepta?
ble to them. Children enjoy It and It
benefits them. The true remedy, Syrup
of Figs, is manufactured by the Cali?
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only.
IT. O. Pearson Is agent for Stephen
F. Whitman's fine superb candles. Nice
new mixed nuts. Fireworks ut whole?
sale prices. Call to see him.
_ FERRY NEV-' ?toht^.
There are only a few brands of manufactured
articles that are kept by all grocers, Ivory Soap is
one of these.
The Procter A Gaudie Co., Cin'ii.
(Concluded from First Pasc.)
The President of the United States
yesterday sent a message, to this House
at the conclusion of the reading of
which tlie House adjourned, and there
was no time for notion, and it might
have been deemed precipitate to have
taken any at that lime. Hut we have
examined It after hearing It read front
tlie desk. After a general discussion
in that mcsugo of doctrines, policies,
and national Interests, there Is a re?
quest made directly by the executive
to tills House for action to aid in the
exercise of his executive functions.
It Is purely an executive function to
ascertain till the facta relating to any
question of negotiation with a foreign
country. The gravity of tlie case Is
such Hint the President suggests a mode
of determining a. cardinal question In
the controversy, anil he asks, us to co?
operate with him by enabling him
to appoint three men to examine the
records and evidence of the facts in?
volved. In this contention between the
two great Governments Ihe first fact
for us to remember us patriotic Ameri?
cans Is thai tin; success of our country
in Its contention depends, above all.
upon our presenting a united front so
that all Americans shall appear to be
one, and that our Government shall
speak for all the people of the United
States. (Applause). And the prompt re?
sponse of the people's representatives
here In according Ibis small sum of
money to pay the expenses of an Inves?
tigation, which the President says shall
be carefully and Judicially made, and
with tlie least delay possible?a sug?
gestion which I am sur:' was made In
good faitli and will be so carried out by
an American President?we answering
In that spirit which becomes Americans,
and promptly grunting Hie appropria?
tions, the spectacle will he presented
of a ltepubiic thnt is one man. (Ap?
plause). In negotiations of this char?
acter any ofllcer charged with the duty
of representing this Government is ham?
pered, and his opponent Is i ncouragcd,
by every word Of dissent, thai comes
from his home. Every criticism behind
the officer's back puts him at a disad?
vantage and hesitation by this Con?
gress, the postponing of this simple
question of un appropriation to aid the
President In performing an executive
function, would be construed by the
British press and the British Govern*
then! as evidence that the people of the
United States were not behind the Presi?
dent that his action in Ihe matter had
some relation to party tactics, and that
he did not speak tlie voice of the Amer?
ican people. Let us answer and do our
duty all of us now. We shall have long
days In which to dtfs&usa the Monroe
doctrine, and the exact words In which
It should be formulated, if we do not
agree with the precise terms' hi which
Mr. Olney or Ihe President has put It.
But on this matter, discussion only con?
fuses and gives aid and comfort to
those across the sea. Any disclosure of
dissent here?and at bottom there really
Is none? any appearance of dissent
would not aid, but would hamper those
who are clothed by the constitution
with this great duty. I hope, therefore,
thut the House will proceed to pass the
bill without delay. I have made those
few remarks, not from any desire for
debate, but merely as a suggestion by
way of guidance to tin" notion which l
believe we ought to make, and in which
I hope all will concur. And. now, Mr.
Crisp, unless there is some considerable
body of gentlemen here who desire dis?
cussion, i will move the previous ques?
Mr. Crisp: Mr. Speaker, together witli
all on this side of the House I rejoice
that tlie gentleman from Illinois Mr.
liitt) has been recognized to ask the con?
sideration of the hill which has Just
been read at the Clerk's desk. It does
seem to me that there can be no divi?
sion 111 this House as to the propriety
of tin- immediate passage of that bill.
For a great many years there has been
a controversy as to the divisional line
between the Republic of Venezuela and
British Guiana. Wo respectfully In?
vited Croat Britain to suhmlt the con?
troversy between that government and
the Republic of Venezuela to arbitra?
tion. Croat Britain has declined to
arbitrate. Now, what are we to do? If
the American people have a fixed < pin?
ion upon any question, it Is the opinion
that no European country shall he per?
mitted to acquire territory on the
American continent by force. (Ap?
plause.) Now. the question Is what
are we to do? Inasmuch as Croat Bri?
tain has declined arbitration of this
controversy we are hound to ascertain,
and to ascertain speedily on which side
lies the right, and this is tlie object
of thi' President's message and of this
bill. If we are not to have the assist?
ance of Croat Britain in ascertaining
the facts by means of an arbitration
tlion we must ascertain them for our?
selves, and we ought to do It at once.
The suggestion of my friend from Maine
(Mr. Boulolle) to wait until a commit?
tee Is appointed, means to wait three
week's, while we should at onoe author?
ize the appointment of this commis?
sion and the payment of its expenses,
so that It may proceed ns I have Jus>t
said, to ascertain whore the right Is,
and every One may rest afraured that
when we ascertain whore the rieht is.
we have the courage and the manhood
to maintain It. (Loud applause.)
Tlie previous question was then or?
dered without a dissenting vote and the
bill read a third time and passed unani?
Mr. Dlngley (Rep.) of Maine offered a
concurrent resolut! n providing for a
holiday recess extending from Friday.
December 20th. to Friday'; January 3,
Mr. Meredith (Dem.) ?>r Virginia: Bo
fore that resolution Is passed I would
like to have some gentleman on the
other side Introduce a bill to repeal the
law forbidding old Confederates from
serving In the army or navy. I think
this would lie a good time.
The resolution was passed, and then,
on motion of Mr. Dingley, (ho House
adjourned until Friday next.
NEWPORT NEWS HAPPENINGS.
A New Brick i?ry Kiln to Ho Eroded
?A Mold Medal Content, Klc.
Newport News, Va.. Dec. 18.?(Spc
?lul.)?The. contract hits Just been slgn
?d by Hupt. Smith, tor the erection of
i new brick dry kiln to be placed In the
?hlp yard near the Joiner shop. It will
he put up at once and will be 100 feet
front and 70 feet deep, with u capacity
for drying 200,000 feet of lumber at one
lime. In addition to the kiln un ap?
paratus will be put in for the purpose
of treating, with a chemical process,
the lire proof wood work, wlilcli will be
used In the three Government gun?
Eleven boats, comprising part of the
small licet of the Government's gtin
houts, have Just been placed In the
mold loft at the ship-yard. Vriioy con?
sist of the steam launches, life boats,
The Tarpon, of the riant Dine, which
has been undergoing repairs nt tlie
dock, will sail to-morrow.
Mr. II. B. Plant and Capt. Fitzgerald
will arrive Friday. The purpose of
their visit Is to conclude the contract
for the building of the two large side
wheelers anil the AO-foot tug. mention of
which was made in these columns In to?
Tlie Old Dominion Lund Company
has begun the building of a "lauding
stage" Just nlT Ihe Casino. It will be
seventy feet beyond the present bnlh
Ing pnvilllon, and will prove a great
convenience at that point, affording suf?
ficient depth of water to permit boats
landing at any stage of the tide. The
need of this was felt when the White
Rqundron was anchored here at the
time of tlie launching of the gunboats
In October, as there was a great deal
of trouble experienced In getting the
steam launches to tlie present small
pnvilllon. The Old Dominion Company
Is ever on the alert to make neces?
sary Improvement and Su'pt. Mnnvlllo
deserves credit for the push and ener?
gy he manifests In that direction.
The W. C. T. IT. will give a gold modal
contest at Ihe West-laid Map! 1st Church
at S o'clock lo-nmi row night. The young
ladies and gent lemon who will take
part are Misses Bessie T.angslow, Katie
Edward?. I.oiin Michalik and Mercer
French, Messrs. Tims. Eubank and Gob;
Conway. These entertainments have
been very enjoyable In the past and
this one proved to be in thorough keep?
ing with them.
The Greek pontomlno, under the nus
pICCS of the Dorcan Circle of the King's
Daughters was a very creditable enter?
tainment at Johnson's Hall last, night.
Quite a nice sum was realized.
Dr. .7. B. Bagby wns called to King
and Queen county yesterday on ac?
count of the death of Ills mother, which
occurred Monday night.
Mrs. John Robinson, wife of the edi?
tor of the Daily Commercial, has return?
ed from a visit to Baltimore,
Miss Cwcllln Powell left yesterday
to visit friends In Portsmouth. She has
been hero the guest of her sister, Mrs.
D. T. Jones.
KINO'S DAUGHTERS BAZAAR.?
At a mooting of the managers and ladles
Wim hel|>cd in the above bazaar, tlie
treasurer road her report, from which
ttio following figures are taken:
Expenses . 72.15
Balance In hand .S15S.11
The King's Daughters took this oppor?
tunity to pass a unanimous and hearty
vote of thanks to till those friends who
came forward to help them by donating
articles for sale for faJr or by working
so faithfully to make their fair a suc?
cess. They also wish to express their
gratitude to the young ladles of tlie flag
drill and to Capt. Dusch, their loader: to
Prof. Ward and ills gymnasium class
of the V. M. C. A.; to Mrs. Totem, Miss
Tat em, Miss Thurston and the pupils
of the Berkley Collegiate Institute; to
Miss Butt, Miss Cooke, Miss Estelle
Ruit and pupils of the Ryland Insti?
tute: to Mrs. 10. West. Mrs. Hofllngtfin
and Mr. C. J. Heard for tlie very excel?
lent iminnor in which they en tort a I nod
visitors to the fair.
RIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTKRS?
Remaining In the postofflce at Berkley.
Va., for tile week ending December 17th,
1895. Persons calling for these li tters
will please say that they are advertised:
L. W. Burden, Roberta Herford. Eliza?
beth Koldan. A. Drown. Plttlhond Brlt
ton, J. T. Cuffey, Evelina Corprcw,
John Durham, Jas. It. Doxey, Willie
Doyd, Dardemus Evans, Amy Gordon;
Elizabeth Hurse, Caroline Hill, II. Hill.
R. F. Harrell, Ella Harreil, Gabe Hud?
son, William Junes, Georgia Johnson,
Gloria Land, Miss Sulla I.llllston. Jane
Lamb, Vance Mitchell (col.). Josephine
Moore. Marv A. Hendarshot, (!. W.
Nlckson, Lizzie Nickel?, Miss I. W.
Newbold, Alexander Owens. T. A. J.
Fred Patterson, Sarah M. Perkins, John
Pago. James Russell. Nancy Robertson,
Annie Roberts, Lizzie Heed. Miss Han?
nah Rogerts, Lena Roglst. R. R. Sykes.
Rutler Simmons. Maggie Skinner, Annie
Stevens. Constantino Smith, Lillle
Smith, Wm. Tille*, James Taylor. Lena
Tlllet, Rosa Veness. T. H. Wroaten,
Cloria Williams, Hockey Waiden. H.
Williams, N. C. Wilson. Miss Eliza Wil?
liams. J. E. HOZIER, P. M.
Miss Bessis Seihon, of Philadelphia,
Is visiting the family of Mr. Charles T.
Barry; oh North street.
A slight (Ire occurn d yi sterday at the
residence of Capt. W. H. French, on
Pearl street. The fire was extinguished
by smothering the same with blankets.
The damage was slight. No alarm was
Capt. J. W. Simmons Is visiting his
friends on Pearl street.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union will meet lit the residence of Mrs.
O. S. Bnker at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Special business and all are requested
to be present.
llnrc Yon Been?
, Haven't you seen Dr. Week yet?
YOU WANT A CARRIAGE?
Yes, and you want a nice one, too, especially If you want to attend a wedding v
a geriitun or the lhaatre. ?? ''????.'-vi.
DAVIS, THE LIVERYMAN,
C07 AND 00fr MIDDLE STREET, PORTSMOUTH.
Is the very man you want to see. Ills attendants arc polite and obliging, ?MS^i
CARRIAGES THE FINEST IN THE ST?TBfe
All it,., . in., nf Norfolk send him their ordei s.becau?? his turnouts are the mojst.vj
rsstili tu ,u of ,myIn the two cities. If you are not a customer become one arid/V,
u,.t ill.. m, ni o7hl3 sup-rlor service, lie does not chargo you any more , than ?
the Nor Ik llvg'y men "and can please you a great .leal better. Try him._?$5
FOK BALE?Three and a hair shares
of stock Wist End Mews. Norfolk,
Va. Apply to JOHN IT. WINDE?.,
Sealtoard Air Lino 'Offices. Ports
mouth, Vu. noO-tf
Elizabeth City; Dec. IS.?(Special.)?
Oco. A. Oilman, with quite a number of
aliases, who rorged a clie,ck on Mr.
George 1). Prltchhrd, or this place, a
short lime ago, and repealed the scheme
both hi Norfolk anil Hlchmond. was
brought out lust nlgli^ on the 0 o'clock
train by Sheriff Wllcox. after serving a
term In the Norfolk Jail for some of?
The yacht Nodn, of the New York
Yacht Club, arrived here this morning
with a party of sportsmen Oil board.
This neat little boat Is very well known
ill these waters as she comes down
here every hunting season.
The steamer ('. W. Pclttt, which hns
been on Wlllcy's Ways undergoing re?
pairs, was launched yesterday, but as
soon as she reached water It wiih found
Hint there were two holes which had
not been plugged and she had to be
hauled up again.
Miss Ethel Scott arrived here yester?
day from Greensboro Seminary to spend
Christinas with her family.
The telephone poles arrived here to
duy and they will booh he settled. 11
bus been decided lo locate the central
olflce In the room over the Nnjtlonnl
Bank, between the Ofllces of Mr. Goo.
M. Scott and Mr. E. F. Aydlett.
Mr. John Sklddlethorpo nnd Miss
Latham, it very popular young couple
of Plymouth, N. C, were married by the
[Rev. J. II. Hull at Ihe hoarding house
of Mrs. M. E. Fearing, on Bond street,
to-duy at 1 o'clock.
A Norlli Carol Inn Sleet Mill .To no
Raleigh, N. C. Dec. IS.?The North
Carolina steel anil Iron company's val?
uable plant at Greensboro, has been sohl
by the company owning It to J. M.
Worth and others who will put It In
blast and operate It. The plant was
built three years ago, but has never
been In blast. The purchasers guaran?
tee pa y men I of $2(1,000 debt of the old
company and members Of the latter
have the privilege or taking slock In the
State olHolals here as well as the
mass or tin-'people endorse President
Cleveland's message on the Venezuelan
mutter as a innnly one, whloh took
exactly the proper view of the matter
and as In touch with the sentiments of)
A member of the commission to set?
tle the boundary line between North
Carolina and Virginia arrived here to?
day to see Governor Cnrr, and reports
that the line lias been located on the
borders of Hertford, Northampton, and
Warren counties In this State, and
NottowJiy county In Virginia, and Is
now being located between Vance coun?
ty, N. C, and Mecklenburg county, Va.,
He states that thus far North Caro?
lina has got the best or the new divi?
sion. Eighty miles of line are settled
niul thirty more remain.
Brings comfort antl improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment wlieu
rightly used. The mnny. who live bet?
tor than others nnd enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's liest products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
tlie valtto to health of thu pure liquid
laxativo principles embraced iu tho
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable nnd pleas?
ant to the taste, tho refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of n perfect lnx
ntive; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches nnd fevers
nnd permanently curing constipntion.
It has given satisfaction to millions nnd
met with the approval of the medical
profession, becnuse it nets on the Kid?
neys, Liver and Bowels without wenk
cning them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionnble substance.
Syrup of Figs is for stile by nil drug?
gists in 50c nna $1 bottles, but it is man?
ufactured by tho California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, nlso the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept nny substitute if offered.
Pale and palid faces show a lack
of proper richness of the blood.
A tonic relief is afforded by
(hey cure dyspepsia, indigestion, and sick
bcjidache. We will send you free sample.
DR. J. A. DEANE CO.,
Kiagtton, New York.'
01 DniggUO', cfh
GUNS, ? ? , ?-.
STEAM AND MECHANICAL
PRICES LO W. PRICES LOW'
W. INS. White,
_IPS High St.. Portsmouth, Va.
Specials for To-day.
'Just received a fresh lot Mountain But?
ler, 20c. per pound: Finest Layer Figs.
I21&0. per pound: Fine Table Raisins,, 10c. .
per pound: Finest Mixed Nuts, llMc. per
pound; Finest Leghorn Citron, 12Vic. per
pound; Finest Cooking Raisins, Sc. per.,
pound. ?? Don't forget that Our Monogram .
Creamery Butter Is the finest that can'bo
bought at any price. We arc asking only .
:tOc. per pound: try It. Our Cracked Grain
Java Coffee for 23c. has still got a huBtle .
C. W. HUDGIN3 & CO. '
W. C. IM ASH'S.
229 HIGH ST.
You will find tho largest and best assort?
ed stock of Capes and .Cloaks to oa
found In the Twin Cities. ..
Elegant Beaver and Kersey Coats, lat?
eBt cut, at tt.BO; Astrachan, Boucle, Dia?
gonals, Fronen Cloth Coats (beauties),
from fii to JU1.60. lOlogant Seal Pluali
Capes edged with seal or beaver from
Jfl.GO to S8.7C. Electrlo Seal, Canada Seal,
Wool Seal. Beaver and Astrachan CapesK
at all prices. Beautiful all wool Dress
Goods at 25c. and up, all grades and
styles In Plucks und colors. ,, ?-. .-,
You will also find all last season** .
Cloaks on special salo counter, and' you'
can get some good values very cheap,
W. C. NASH'S,
_229 High street.
Portsmouth, Va.. Dec. 16, 1SS5..
ON JANUARY 1st WE WILL UHMOVE
From 225 to 315 High Street,
Next to Scott's Furniture Store, where !?
we shall he pleased to serve our custom*
H. L. PAGE & CO..
rieU-lm Real Estate and Rental Agent?.
JUST WHAT YOU WANT.
GOOD COOKING WINE?the best In
tho market?$2 a gallon; also FINE
LIQUORS of every description at low 8
figures. DUFFY'S MALT WHISKEY?
and PURE BLACKBERRY JUICE foe >
medicinal purposes. All goods sold low? a
C. E. JONES.
no2S-lm Cor. County and Middle ats.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.:;
I havo a plenty of the best STOVE and "
NUT COAL; also TRACKER COAL for."
grates, of tho very best. The best of Dry,,>
Pino Wood undjr sited to keep It from the,
rain. HA HD WOOD?green and seasoned
?of the best quality. Try lt. II. B. WIL- .
street. High street office, 809; CountX
street office, -.
Great Alteration Sale.
Every article In my store will be sold at
graetly reduced prices and regardless ofm
cost, to enable me to mako extensive al
te rations on my premises by January IsL.
Now is the time for the wise purcasers
and hargain-seekers to obtain great bar
gnihs in all kinds of Furniture, House
Purniahlng Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Do?
mestics, Cents' Furnishings, etc., as tho
goods must be sold for cash. Call.and -
see our prices to be convinced.
I SAMUEL LASTING.
County streets extended, between Feael
and Cooke streets, Portsmouth.
dec8-lm_ 1 \4
yYE'VE GOT 'EM TO BURN?
Fire w orks I
Cheaper than ever at
The E. C. Brooks Comp'y:
ADIES, GENTLEMEN, BOYS. AND,
Glrla. Little Ones, and All, are Invited
to call at 215 High street and examine our'',
stock of xmas Goods just opened. Dolls/
Doll Carriages, Velocipedes,Sulkeys.Wag?
ons, all slr.es, from 29 cents to 12.25. See
our new pictures.
GEORGE S. BELL, Agent,
do 8 . Brandt Building.. ' ,
"FOR RENT. A
Stores on Crawford street, near tho
markst, with 5 room dwellings above. ?
Several dj?lrablo dwellings, In good lo-vy
cations, at f8. I?. 510, ?12.50, ?21 and ?25.per ^
month. City water and' other moflaigj
conveniences, JOHN L. WATSONt .; ! -'
m HJ*h street, farhunouth. '