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PEACE AND GOOD WILL
Reign in Portsmouth and a Fair Proportion
of Happiness and Rejoicing.
Ul "BOYS" URGED TO TOUCH LIGHTLY
How tin- Citizens ftiul the Denizens
Spent (be Muht Before Christmas
and Their rinns rori'n-ilay?Merry
.Making nud Kejoivluc Will Holt!
l'i> 11 Sivii} - Family Itc-PnioiiH.
A merry Christmas to all.
Touch her lightly boys.
Turkeys sold high yesterday.
There will be no paper to-morrow.
The streets were lively enough last
Remember the carrier when he makes
his call to-day.
The travel across the ferry yesterday
A parly was lined $2.HO In the May?
or's Court yesterday for lighting.
This is a green Christinas. Old pec>
ple say it makes a fat grave-yard.
Mr. Richard Barlow, a University stu?
dent, Is a.t home spending bis vacation.
A number of colored people got full Ctf
old John Barleycorn yesterday, and
were very boisterous.
The clerks at the General otlices of the
Seaboard Air Line were given holiday
from II p. m. yesterday.
Mr. Clyde H. Smith and wife will
leave this morning for Gloucester
county <",n a week's visit.
The liquor man mentioned in yester?
day's paper appeared in Court yester?
day pleaded gvilllv, and was lined
Anne Mann, an old offender, was
committed to jail yesterday for drunk?
enness. She will eat her Christmas
dinner behind tiie bars.
To-day will be observed as a general
holiday and merry making of all kinds
will he in order. There will be a num?
ber of family reunions. &c.
There will be a musical at West Hall
In Scottsville on Thursday and Friday
nights of this week for the benellt of
the Methodist and Baptist churches
in that village.
Mr. Herl, it Campbell returned yesj
tcrday from the Retreat for the Sick, in
Norfolk, where be had 1m en to have an
eye removed. The operation wns per?
formed successfully ami he is now all
On last Sunday Mr. Charles H. Stur
tevant, a teacher at Wright Memorial
Sunday school, bad one hundred and
forty scholars In his class, ami none
were over eight years old. This is
about one half of the school.
Marriage licenses were issued yester?
day to Samuel u. Stringer to wed Miss
Nina 1.. Holland, of this city, and \.u
Joslall W. H?tt to wed Nellie V. How?
ard. The latter event will tie solemnized
to-day at the bride's residence, in South
Christmas music at Trinity Church:
Processional?"O. Little Town of
Vcnlle . C. K. Kcltf.11
Gloria Patrio No. vi:\ . B. Kcltell
Jubilate. W. Henry Ma-xtiekl
Gloria Tlbe. W .Henry Maxflcld
Offertory Anthem?"Sing. Sing. O
Heavens," (with solo for tenor and
Soprano . Simper
TeDctim, with solo for soprano and
buss .I. Ross Cor bin
Sanclus?Gloria In Bxeelsls ..Old Chant
Recessional Hymn fiS?
Same programme will be repeated
Sunday after Christmas; also appro?
priate music at night.
A Crnsy Woman Itobw n Man of IIIn
Money und Keys.
Monday night a negro named Morgan
Wilks got full of old jlm crow and Wau?
dens! around the suburbs. A woman
named Sarah Murden met hint and led
him In a vacant house ami robbed him
of $8 In money, a watch and bis railroad
keys, and Iben left him. The woman
then went off. got glorious drunk arid
told what she bad done. Yesterday she
was arrested and was lodged In the
county jail. The woman is said to be
crazy, hut had sense enough to commit
Special Kol Ice.
There will b ? services at the Christian
Mission, '20'< County street, to-day at 3
o'clock. Alt persons who feel an inter?
est in this good work and all who will
com? are earnestly invited to be at this
service, and any contribution or offer?
ing that may be brought or sent by any
one will be thankfully received for the
benefit of this work.
100 pairs Mpsqultlcr Kid (Hoves in
white, black a ml colors, reduced from
$1.00, $1.25, Sl.?O to no cents. A. J. Phil?
lips; under Oxford Hall.
lliiumtllPH Grand Christmas Sale of
KIiimllccrcllicfN Will Conlliitiu
To.Jlorrovr mill t'hrlsiuus
Come and see (hem. You will
never have this opportunity again. Al?
so one lot Ladles' Kid Gloves at 79c,
One lot Children's Kid Gloves will go
at Tflc. worth a. dollar. Together with
Jewelry, .NVekwenr. Aprons, etc.
H AMMTLL'R. ?20 High street.
Wo Are Supplying the People With
Knits und Overcents nt Reduced
Wo have made a Reduction In our
Suits and Overcoats. Book ut our win?
dow display. The largest stock in
Portsmouth, Prices cannot be dupli?
cated anywhere. M. BOSBNBA I'M
11fi and IIS High street.
A splendid all wool, brown mixed
Cheviot suit for $S.:",(), worth $12.,"0. \\>
have six lines of the above goods In
different colors, including, black, at
BRBSLAU10R ? ANTHONY.
Hi High street.
A big reduction on carpets, refrigera?
tors, canopies, find oil cloth for the next
thirty days. Buy now and save money,
at. J. S. Orawford'p
Jessie Bain's express moves furniture
cheap. Large wagons and careful
A Penitentiary Convict Cmitclit steal?
ing und X early Kscniics From Jail.
Monday night a negro named Willie
I-Illl sneaked into Mr. Jacob Kaufman's
store, on Crawford street, and stole a
suit of clothes und ran out. Mr. Kauf
n.un saw him when he grabbed the
clothes and made chase after him.
Calling for help, he was soon- joined by
others and the negro was dually caught
and was carried to the station-house,
where he was locked up in one of the
wooden cells. During the night Hill
succeeded In getting out the cell, but
the iron door which leads to the outer
room was locked, so he could get no
further. About 5 o'clock in ,the mo-n
ing Chief Tynnn and Mr. Heart heard a
peculiar noise in the back way and
went back to look after it. They left
the Iron door open. One went In the
right side, while the other took the
lert. Hill, who was hid on top the cells,
slid down and went out the iron door
and started for rreedom. but another
dlllicully arose. Setting In front of the
door was Lieut. Only, who had come
down early to do something .and Hill
could not get by him unnoticed, so he
slipped In the Chiefs bedroom and ?at?
tempted to force a door leading Iritc
the street open, but before he suc?"od
ed the Chief came In the room and Hill
jumped behind the Chief's bed. but not
before he was seen by the Chief, who
waltzed him out and sent him. up in
jail. Hill Is an old bird, having served
two terms in the penitentiary, and has
been convicted nine times In the May?
or's Court. He went to the penitentiary
In 1SSI5 for one year for stealing from
Kaufman. He returned home and in a
short while went back for two years,
live more being added for the second
time. He returned to Portsmouth
about three weeks ago. just having com?
pleted Ills sentence. He will now go
back for life, and the community will
be rid of a. I/ad character.
Election of Oflleers.
At a. meeting of VVtldcy lOncanm
ment, No. 3. I. O. O. F.. last Saturday
night, the following officers were elect?
ed for the ensuing six months: S. I..
Neville, chief patriarch: J. C. Parker
son, senior wurden; W. R. Randolph,
high priest; Charles I".. Mtirden, record?
ing scribe: Wm. Etherldge, financial
scribe; J. Thomas Dunn, treasurer; M.
'J'. l?uni, junior warden. The officers
will be installed the tlrst meeting night
in January, when appointive officers
will be named.
AI :? meeting of the KtllghtS of Dixie,
held Monday night, the billowing 6111
jcers were elected: E. N\ Ooodson, com?
mander; Will.umson Smith, vice-coin
mander: C. ('. Small, assistant vt"e
commandor; Jesse c. ;Bain, chaplain;
Joseph F. Weaver, treasurer; William
Culpepper, financial scribe:" J. Thomas
Dunn, recording secretary; Dr. A. A.
Plllsoly. Burgeon; Thomas Knott, pilot;
G. XV. H. Wtttts, sentinel: j. p. Weaver.
P. N. Grant and Williamson Smith,
Monday night a negro named Tinker
Jones, who lives In the county, and
anothjek- negro named Cihnrlos Eups
bud some drinks together. Soon after?
wards Hpps relieved Jones of oil bis
money. When Jones found It out ho
goes and steals a satchel of clothes, gets
caught and Is sent to jail, while Kpps
Is free to enjoy Jones' money.
Miss B. Smith, of New York; Miss
Evelyn Fleming, of Waco. Tex.; Miss
Sarah Dlxoil, Sumpter, S. C.J Mh>s Jane
Lioswell, of Virginia; Miss Margaret
.limes, of Petersburg: Thomas Boswell
ami Elliott Boswell, of Virginia., are vis?
iting Dr MCMurrun's mother and sister
on Court street.
I he Hi ownle.M.
The Virginian acknowledges the re?
ceipt of the following invitation: "The
'Brownies' request your presence at a
lvorptlon to be given at the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Howell, -tlL' Wash
Ington street, on Tuesday, December
31st. at 11 p. m., 1895.
Christinas Goods Seatloied Promis?
Yesterday morning a horse attached
to Messrs. Ellenor & Armentrout's wag?
on, ran away on South street ami scat?
tered Christmas turkeys, jellies, etc.,
in every dliteotlon. There was. a gems
ral smash up. Some were minus din?
ners unless they procured more.
Itobberlcs in Ilrlghtou.
Monday night some one entered lite
bouse of Mr. Walter Stroud, in Brigh?
ton,ransacked a desk and s.oine drawers,
look only a few trifles. They left there
and in xt visited bis brother. James
Stroud's bouse, across the street, and
carried off overcuats, umbrellas, etc..
and some other minor articles.
Funeral ot Sir. Allison.
Tha funeral of Mr. George Allison, an
old resident of Portsmouth, wns eon
ducted from tlie Trinity P. E. Church
yesterdny afternoon by Bev. Mr. Fun
sten. The remains were Interred in
Oak Grove Cemetery. j
New and nobby?something different
In our windows this week. Price low.
CHAS. lt. WKLTON & CO.
The end Is near for the Bicycle, get a
guess while they are going.
j Appropriate Xiiiii.h Presents.
A pair of Kid Gloves or a Fine Silk
Scarf. We have just received a large
line of both, ut popular prices. You
should see them. Bemember we are
headquarters for $12.00 Overcoats and
JOHN A. MORRIS. Man'g'r.
303 High street.
Look at These Prices.
On account of the prevailing dull
times we have determined that our
stoi'k must be reduced regardless of
profits, especially in the suit line; and
in that line we have made the following
Suits, all wool, formerly Haid for
SS.r.O, now $7; neat cassimero suits,
former price $19. now $8: clay worsteds,
black, till wool suit, former price $12.60,
now $10. In frock as well as sacks, and
so on. Our stock must be reduced.
We moan business. Do you? Bemem?
ber we only advertise facts.
LEVY R- JACOBS,
200 High street.
H. O. Pearson Is agent for Stephen
F. Whitman's flue superb candles. Nice
new mixed nuts. Fireworks at whole?
sale prices. Call to see him.
SfEKRY NEWS STORE.
There will be preaching ut the Cal?
vary Buptlst Church December 25,
Christmas, at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. in.
by the pastor, the Rev. F. H. Martin,
You are invited. '
The order of services to be observed
In St. Paul's Catholic Church Is as fol?
lows: High mass ut !> and low. muss at
8 a, tri.; high' muss ut 11 u. m.i followed
by the benediction. At low mass the
children's choir will Olllciute.
Union Christian services will be held
by the Methodist congregations In Cen?
tral Church this morning Ut 11 o'clock.
The collection taken up will be given
to the poor. The following programme
will be observed: Anthem, "O, /.Ion
That Bringest Clad Tidings." Lorens;
?hymn No. 371; prayer: reading the les?
son; hymn No. 1C?3: offertory. "There
Were Shepherds,1' E. L. Ashford; ser?
mon, Rev. L. 13, Betty: prayer; hymn
No. stii; dbxology, "Praise Bod," etc
Soloists, Miss Hille Hall. Miss V. P.
Grimes, Miss Brace Friedlin. Mr. F. A.
Friedlin. Mr. G. M. Wonnycult.
Services will be held in Court Street
Baptist Church at 11 a. nt. by the pas?
tor. Rev. Dr. A. 13. Owen.
A Grand Tree Mternry Treat.
The Y. M. C. A. of Portsmouth, Va..
will render a carefully prepared pro?
gramme In the main auditorium of the
new Zlori Baptist Church to-dtty at 1 p.
m. Admission free to all.
PROG HAMM E.
"Happy New Year Match".
..Miss 10. M. Urown
Opening chant?"Merry Christmas
j A lesson In elocution.
.Madame Amelia U. Hanks
Prayer.Rev. J. M. Armlstead
"Star of (he East".Choir
PlailO solo.Miss .Maud Carter
Address.Mr. R. Stanley CarnCV
s,>h>.Miss J. Blanche Cogglhs
Select Realng.Miss Mary E. !.?
Piano Solo.M!is Elotiise King
Address.Dr. 3. 3. France
Solo.Miss Mamie Lewis
Selected?"Gypsey Flower Girl"....
.Miss Mary Nelson
Piano Selection.Miss K. W. Brown
All friends who avail themselves of.
this opportunity to Ix- so highly enter?
tained on a Christmas day will be com?
fortably seated by the lady ushers.
st. I'anl'H Catholic Church.
St. Paul's Catholic Church:
Pogtlude?"See the Dawn frotri
jKyrlo.Graidwoirs Mara in G
Gloria. Gratlwell's Mass in G
Credo . Gi ad well's Mass in G
Offertory?"There Wen- Shi phe-ds"
. H. Cll IT
SanctUS. Grad well's Mass in G
Agnes Del .Grail well's Mass In G
Adwrte Fidelis . Novello
Closing Hymn?"Glory to God"
"O Salutarls" . F. Bohr
I "Tantum Ergo" . F. C. Goeb
Laudato Dominum . B. Cross
I Masses will be celebrated at 5 u. tri.
and 11 a. m. by Rev. Father Brady.
BEAUFORT, N. C.
Beaufort. N. C Dec. 24.?(Special)?
The oyster Industry of this county is
assuming gigantic proportion, 500 gal?
lons being shipped dally from Beaufort
alone to Nortln rn und Western markets.
Mr. W. V. B. Shull bus the contract
to build a largo boat house in the hook
of the Cupe Lookout, at the cost of
tl.fiou. if is lo be used to shelter the
bouts connected with the life-saving
station at that pine:.
Mr. .lohn S. Smith is having a flu?
duelling erected on Avon street.
Mr. Ei W. Hill, son of Sheriff Hill, re?
turned home from Trinity College Sat?
urday night. He will go back after
the holidays are over.
Wood Is very plentiful in town at the
j present. It is silling for 30 and 3."> cents
Mr. 11. It. Hill, president of Beaufort
High School, left Saturday morning
to visit the Atlanta Exposition.
Mr. M. A. Marshall, who so myste?
riously disappeared during the trials of
the noted Insurance cases, was seen at
bis home to-day.
Rev..J. T. Abarnethy came down last
week from Spring lilts Bridge, where
In- officiated in the marriage of his son.
The people generally are glad to barn
be has been readmitted in to confer?
ence, while th y regret tluit he will be
obliged to reside elsewhere.
Fish ate very scarce around Beaufort
owing to the weather.
Schooner George II, Howe. dipt. John
B?rge, master, left poit Sunday bound
for Baltimore, loaded with lumber.
Ariiong the ?arrivals, at /fhfj Davis
House Saturday night wasMr.Summor?.
from Newborn, N. C.
Owing to the holidays the merchants
are doing a rushing business.
Rev. J- L. Rumloy came down last
week to spend Christmas witli ills
Schooner Shouandoah. ('apt. A. H.
Gibson, master, from St. Martin. W, I.,
hound to New York, loaded with stall,
put in port lure this morning. He lost
hi-; rudder COO miles off shore ami steer?
ed In harbor with ropes ami chains.
David i ?uncan,Senator Prltchard's pri?
vate secretary, came down Monday
i.igbt to spend Christmas with his
Mr. Will Muco, who Is attending the
Medical College at Richmond. Va.,came
down Monday night. Mr. Mace- is a
fine young man. and the people of Heau
fort wish him much success.
Miss Martha. Thomas wont up lo New?
born this morning to spend Christmas
with Mrs. Perry.
The young men of the city gave ;r
flue ball Monday evening in honor of
Mr. E. W. Hill, which was highly en?
joyed by all.
Mr. Thomas Duncan came down Sat
urday night to spend Christmas with
Low Holiday Kates It. A <>. It. It.
On December 23d. 24th. 25th and 31st
and Januury 1st tickets will be sold
from Norfolk lo Wilmington. Del., and
return at $f>.<3. To Chester, Pa., and
return at $6.26, and to Philadelphia and
return at ?t>.73. Good for return pas?
sage until January 7th, Round-trip
tickets at special rates will also be sold
on above dates to other points. For
tickets and further Information, apply
to ARTHUR G. LEW-IS;
do22-tjal Passenger and Ticket Agent.
CO Main St., under Atlantic Hotel.
Professor David Ma-son. who has so
ably tilled the chair of English literature
In the University of Hdlburgh for thir?
ty years, Is about to retire and enjoy
a quiet Itfe of study.
: CRITICASTERS TO WIEET
! A Gat I.e. ins of Malcontents to Censure the
? President's Patriotic Utterances.
ARE ALLEGED FORMER SUPPORTERS.
Those who Approve the i'rcNiiicm's
Ciiiiho Will ?..-t i |> ii Counteract
iwu .Hcoliiiit-01j Mic S tie I ne is Sink?
Ko Mystery ol Their Noble Charity
?Blow Out the Cai.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 24.?(Special)-^
While tome of the members bi ilie Leg?
islature are anxious tor early adjourn?
ment, the proposition to pass u. few
necessary bills and go home will mast
with strong opposition. Some two in
favor bt It, but Just bow many Is not
known, for the matter has not been men?
tioned to but It lew. The Legislature
ha? never in the history of the State,
us far as is known, failed lo serve out
tin- term as prescribed by law. Judge
Taylor Berry Is ualtl to bo one of these
who advised, early adjournment.
The meeting which Air. \v. L, Royall
is trying lo gel up lo condemn Presi?
dent Cleveland's war message will pro?
bably be held next week. II is said that
tlie call has been sigim.il by n number
of citizens, who, almost without ex?
ception, have been Mr. Cleveland*!!
warmest supporters in I he past. The
i former Hill men are those who are
standing more llrmly by the President
at this time. If Mr. Royall's meeting
materializes those who approve of the
President's position will probably gel
up a meeting also.
A called meeting of the Board of Id
rectors of the Richmond Chamber of
Commerce was held this evening to eon
sider a rcqtlf?t for tin- use of the ball
of the chamber for a meeting of citi?
zens of Richmond oppoai d lo Mr. Cleve?
land's recent action upon the Venezue?
lan question. After a full consideration
of t ho request a resolution, offered by
.Mr. Jti v.sou Guy, to the following ef
ff'L-t, was udo) led:
"A request having 1? en presented to
the Hi.aid <if Directors of the Cham
bcr of Commerce by a respectable num?
ber of our citizens lor the use of the
hall of the chamber for the holding of
a public meeting.
??Resolved, That tie request he grant?
ed, but that this gran I is made with
tin- understanding that this board eitr
presses no approval or di approval of
tl.bje: t of the meeting."
Mr. S. \v. Tnvcm then offered I lie
following resolution, which was also
"Resolved. That without touching
upon the merits of lb ? qui ..'ion. in the
Judgment of the Bc-aad of Directors of
the Chamber of Commerce, we deem tin
public discussion at this tin.I" the n
i >ni message of President Cleveland re?
lativ.- to the boundary line between
Venezuela and British Gtiiann will be
productive of no good, but that the HCl
tat ion of It Is calculated to do harm
until after the report is made of the
commissioners appointed by the Presi?
dent ? >!' the United States to fully in?
vestigate ib.- mal tor.
The meeting then adjourned.
Area Temple, NoblOHiof the Mystic
Shrine, did a great ncl ??f charity to.
day when they distributed sugar, coffee,
leu. rice. Hour, and such articles among
the poor of .the City, 'About 200 persons
called. These represented 1,000 of the
At Allen & Glitter's factory and at IV
\Vhillock each employee was present?
ed with some gift. Those who had fam?
ilies got turkeys. At many other facto?
ries the employes were kindly is re tn
bered. Indications are that Christinas
will be less noisy than usual as the po?
lice have orders to all >w no grown men
t<? bb.w tin horns on iho streets. Officers
will be stationed al 11 o'clock to-morrow
ut every'bhureh where there is a ser?
vice. To-night iho Westmoreland Club
bad Us regular Christ mas-eve "blow
out." which is always a feature of the
holiday celebrations here.
Charles C. Fisher, of Che ter, Vs., a
student at the Episcopal High School,
wits overcome by gas and narrowly es?
caped (bath at Murphy's Hotel last
night. He stopped there- yesterday af?
ternoon Intending to go home on He
early train this morning. When a ser?
vant went no to call him this morning
there was n<> response, and the door
was broken open. Fisht r was lying in
iho bed in an unconscious condition.
Medical aid was summoned and the
young man I.- now out < f danger. It is
presumed that he blew Out the gas.
m u ?
Mr. .lohn E. Hard In. of Barton Heights
general superihlcndi nl of the Metropo?
litan Life Insurance Company, was nr
restcd yesterday on complain! of a col?
ored woman hiimed Doli? Smith, who
charges him with defrauding her of the
sum of ?<i". Justice L. .1. Pierce, before
whom the case came up for examina?
tion, requested Mr. W. H. Beveridge
to acl for the c 'inmonwealth in the
prosecution. A continuance of one week
was allowed by the magistrate.
There Is no change in the condition
of Dr. W. P. Painu r. who lies ill at the
Virginia llOUpltal, arid he Is still In a
semi-unconscious iiiate. His recovery
is hoped and prayed for by a wide]
circle- of friends everywhere.
A party of prominent hotel people
are expected al Tbc Jefferson to-night, I
rind their Christmas will in- spent here,
ut. that hotel. Air tig the visitors will
be Mr. < >. i'? Seavey, of The Chnm
plaln. Lake Chami'laln, N. Y.. and late
of tin- Ponce de Leon. St. Augustine.
Fla., with Mrs Seavey. und Mr. ar,.|
Mrs Wos.h. Jacques, of the Murray Hill
llot.-l. New York. In the list of people
who have engaged rooms nt the Jeffer?
son are Mr. E. E. <>ie>tt, general man?
ager of tie- Hudson-River Steam boa I
Line, New York, and family; Mr. und
Mrs. J. A. Sibloy, of New York, arid
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Marlin and fam?
ily, of New York. ^
Hon. George I>. Wire will write to
Judge W. H. Mann asking him lo join
in a letter to Judge Orgaln asking thai
the Lunenbtlrg i>rlsoiiers hi- allowed to
remain here until tlie February term
of his court. The r as m for making
i this request is that it would endanger
I the life of Mary Abernatby to remove
her before that time. ?
In the second c.-ntliry of our era beef
was S cents a pound. Motion was a
little cheaper. Pork was 1'.' cents and
bain 20 cents, sausages were X cents,
venison was n corns, sea-fish com?
manded 2S cents and rlver-flsb 14, while
snails were 2 cents a dozen.
The Train But Slightly Incommoded But the
Wagon Become] Matchwood.
CHRISTMASTIDE FINDS CUPID BUSY,
Attempted iinrginry? Ihuiii Toiler Xoi
Yet Hulled -The NmokclieuKO Ntlll
Au Irre.? si bio Ti-uipliUioii ?.Hiiic
Icon Jt'tlry Hums i-.cijiieHtrntecl?
BufColk, Vr/, Dec. 24.?(Special)?A
trump or rubber endeavored to effect
an entrance hint night Into the resi?
dence of Mr. \V. J. Urecn, on Saratoga
street. Mr. Oreen was ut his place of
business and bis wife, hearing a seuf
lle on the porch, us If some one were
trying lo 1'l?HO the window, screamed
lor help. Tin- outcry frightened the
WOUld-be robber and bo hastily jumped
to Iho street ami ran olT. Tin.- latter was
not seen and It Is not known whether
ho Is white or colored.
I'll! ?PERTY CON VKYKD.?Then?
bargain ami sale deeds were to-day re?
cord! in the County Clerk's otlloe: It.
F. Doc et als., to Ellllllit CilStun, lUli
acres of land iiear Magnolia, $7ti; .lohn
\V. Nix,und George \V. Nix. executors
of John Nix, deceased, lo William M.
Brilluln, one farm in Cliuckutucl; dla
TEBDBR NOT YET BA1 BHD.?
Contrary to expeotations no successful
effort was to-day inado by relatives to
give the $li,000 bond requisite to biill
the dt faulting bank teller. The Jailer
raid Hint he was comfortable and as
cheerful as possible under the circum?
stances, lie was visited by a large
number of friends to whom he was very
MA Hit IA (: B Dl C EN S KS.?1 'roxlni It:,
to Christinas is causing a boom in tlie
marriage market. There were fourteen
licenses Issued yesterday ami to-day,
those In-day being .is follows: benja.
min Williams lo Julia. Arils, /.achariah
Maslou to Tcxunua I taker. Albert Cope
land to i.ovey A ft Is, Robert Smith lo
131 lsabelh Tucker, l'liillip Gumniery to
Mary I,. Dnugston, William J. Pierce to
Sarah V. Sawyer. The above parties
are all colored.
The Baptist church will have Christ
mas trie exercises on Friday night
wlillo the celebration at He- Main Street
Methodist will occur about the first of
Anotlu r application for a nuptial per?
mit, allowing the marriage of a girl
under ago, was in-day refused at the
i lounty I Mei k'H olllce.
ANOTHER SMOKEHOUSE ROB?
BED.?The sihokclioiiMc of Mr. George
I nson, in flic county, about ten mllclj
from Suffolk, was recently entered and
nineteen hams and other pieces of
meat stolen. The entrance was made
by forcing the timbers ivllli a hatchet
which was found near the premises,
where the thief lefl It. Mr. Benson
suspects a farill band who has been
in bis employ for years. He was in
Suffoll? to-day ami a warrant lor the
alleged miscreant's arrest was placed
In Constable Branch's hands. The cap?
ture has not yet been made.
CH I 11ST M AS <' IIBKB RATIONS ?
The citizens of s-.iifoik. who- prosper?
ity and happiness compare favorably
with any community of Ihe Slate, are
16-iiight preparing for a Joyous celebra?
tion of Christmas to-morrow. The usu?
al public places and many of tlie stores
I will be eloseil and religious services will
be held ut several of the churches. On
account of the pastor's Illness Uev. D.
B, Austin will ollicialt at Uie Malsi
Slrcet Methodist Church. Rev. W. A.
Bari' will conduct services at St. Paul's
al 7:"o and II a. in. Family reunions
and fireworks will also be in order. The
'."rgitiian extends greetings to Its Suf
WAGON AND TRAIN CODI JDE.?
As William Stokes, a colored drayman
was driving along East Washington
street last night he crossed the Inter?
section of thai street with the Norfolk
and Western railroad just In lime to
colli,le with a passing freight train. The
progress of the latter was not Impeded,
however, hut a few shattered pieces of
the wagon sides and wheels are till that
was lefl to indicate what had once been
a vehicle. Stokes jumped and was not
hurt, while the horse |8 only slightly
I injured. It had passed over the track
before the collision. The accident hap?
pened after the gate keeper at that
point bad uiiil work for the night,
i Rev. James; Murray, of Hanipden
Sydney, is visiting Blonds in Suffolk.
Misses Carrie Shepherd and Male Bai?
ley will spend the holidays with Mrs.
! J. It. Boothc, Oxford. N. C.
I Merchants and bar-keepers have been
I doing n rushing business to-day.
M Issos Jordan and Cheat bam. who have
been attending school respectively at
i Raleigh and I.ynehburg, are visiting
: their pa rent s.
I Mr. Btirwcll Rlddlok, who has been
engaged ill contract work for the Atlan?
tic Ond Danville in West Norfolk is
NEWPORT MEWS DUG GETS.
Newport News. Dec. 24.?The contract
has just been signed by the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry-Dock Com?
pany for another pilot bout to be used
In the waters around Pensacoht. Work
i will begin on it at once, and it will DO
i finished In a few months.
I The Dry Dock was flooded to-day for
I the reception of the steamship Marma
I duke. She will be docked for the pur
| pose of having her bottom scraped and
, pa in ted.
Mr. A. B. Hopkins, of the GoYcrn
ment service at the yard,left this after?
noon for a ten day's sojourn at his
homo in Troy, N. Y.
Mr. Clarence Robinson returned to?
day frdin \V0shlngton and Bee Univer?
sity, where he Is studying law, to spend
Mr. ('. O. Willis, first assistant shlp
carncnter :r tin- yard,will leave by the
Ray line ibis evening for a visit to
friends in Baltimore.
Mr. Joseph Charles lias issued Invita?
tions to a Christmas reception which
she will give ut her handsome residence
on Twenty-sixth Street, Friday evening
at 0 o'clock.
Rev. Fred. D. Bower, Mrs. Bower, and
daughter, arrived tills morning to spend
the Christmas season with Dr. Tt. H.
Power. Rev. Mr. Bower Is pastor of
Garfleld Monumental Church In Wash?
ington. Be is ah able divine and elo?
Work on the sewerage line on Virgi?
nia avenue, under the superintendence
of Mr. B. It. Manvllle, Is well under way.
Connecting lines between Twenty-fifth
I nml Twenty-sixth streets will be laid
I to tap the Virginia avenue line.
Ii The County Court adlourned at 3:15
Yes. and 'you* want a nice one. too. especially if you want to .attend a weadt^^*Jj
a ifcrmun or the theatre. ? _ ?m
DAVIS. THE LIVERYWIAfcl,
C07 ANU lit* MIDDLE STIU3ET. POKl^yiOUTH.
Is the very man you want to sec. Ills attendants,are pollto and obliging, und
CARRIAGES THE FINEST IN THE STATE!
.?, Vr?,.fniif r.muI him their orders,because. Ids turnouts are tho most
Mihi on*-? ifPnify 1? it two cities. If you are not a customer become one and
?et II.. In t or I is aiin.'rlor service. Ho does not charge you any moro tb*n
I,' t k v m n can please you a great deal better. Tryjilm.
Christmas Day and Night,
Don't folget MUDVEY" ut tlio HOTEL
VI3UNON, us you know ho always linn u
full supply or everything In season, und
ut night, In I lie Inclosed pavilion, he Will
for all that care to trip Die light fantas?
tic, wild a full String Hund. Go and
have a good time. Healed Electric Cars
run lo the door cvcrv half hour until 11
I'., in. do 25-11
WAGONS MUST QO TO-DAY
I don't Intend lo carry n single wagon
over, therefore will sell TO-DAY all
WAGONS, TRICYCLES at cost.
(JBO. S. BELL. Agent,
_ Ulf, High street.
I OOK IIBItK!?NOTICE!?What I iiavb
L to soil?Cleuii tree burning Stove Coal;
clean free burning Nut foal, clean lump
Timelier Coal for grates. The lies! Shel?
tered Pino Wood, the besi Seasoned Oak
Wood. The Pest .if green Gak Wood: also
the best of Ash Wand. ,H1 guaranteed
in he of the very heal ipuiltly at II. H.
W11.KINS'. Inders hit at .lohn D. Wat?
son's 303 H..:li Btreei, and Mlnter .t Bttl
Inuco's, UH County street, will be prompt?
ly attended to,
Persons who have not i aid tliolr City
Tax s for 1895 by paying the same on or
before December :iliu will save lln; 3 per
cent, penalty, which will be a.bled after
Ibis dale. It. A. HUTCH INB,
do24-7t City Collector, Portsmouth; Va.
Ibis afternoon for Christmas, and will
convene again on Friday. The case of)
the Common Wealth vs. .lohn Mitchell
resulted in a mistrial. Upon the fall-]
lire of the jury to agree they were |
discharged at :i p. ni. Mitchell's case
has been In progress here Tor sovcitil
?lays, am) lias attracted more than or?
dinary a t lent Ion.
1''. Lasting, proprietor of the "Chesa-j
peakc Installment House." was ar?
rested her.- yesterday by County Trea?
surer .1. M. Curtis; on account of ills
agent. .1. A. Dlx. peddling goods with?
out a license.
The British steamship Albano, load?
ing cargo for Hamburg, Oer., entered
yesterday and cleared to-day.
The Chlckahomlny Is at Pier I with u
miscellaneous cargo, for Western points.
Mr. Stuart Dottier, of the Chesapeake
and Ohio elevator company, left this
afternoon for lUchmond to spend the]
Miss Mary Tliurston, of the Berkley
Military Institute, Is spending her holi?
days at her home In Richmond,
Mr. I'. II. Deavets and Miss Hoshlal
Gray were married yesterday at 2:301
o'clock by Dev. M. W. Butler, at the
Main Street Christian Church.
I.IST ok UNCLAIMED DETTERS
remaining in the post-ofllce at Berkley,
Va., for the week ending December 2lth,
lSilli. Persons calling for these letters
will say ihoy are advertised: l'. C.
Hanks. Mary Hull. Mutllila Boyd. Mrs.
Alice Hrown. J. I). Brudshaw, IsaiahI
Clark, Marcliltl Davis. Dudley Clark,
.1. C. Prayer, Eliiora Fentress, James |
Eelloil, Harry Hill. Mahala Jones, Jane
B, Jones, W. C. King, Mary Locus. D. ]
W. Oden, Anna Parker, M. L. Scott,
Peter Johnson. Lena Tillott, Stephen
Whin, s. m. Woodard, Randall Wil?
son, Patsy Williams.
J. E. HOZIER, P. M.
Mr. H. M. Morgan and Miss Einmal
Ruggles were married last night at the
Main Street Christian Church by Rev.]
M. W. Butler.
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The inany,'wlio live bet?
ter llian others nnd 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 Tigs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas?
ant to the taste, the refreshing nnd truly
beneficial properties of. a perfect lax?
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, beadncbes nnd fevers
and permanently curing constipation.
It bus given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approvnl of the medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid?
neys, Liver sind Bowels without weak?
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for snle by all drug?
gists in 50c and $1 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 Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept tiny substitute if offered.
steam and mechanical
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prices low. prices low
W. N. White,
_IPS High St., Portsmouth. Va,
W. C. N ASH'S,
229 HIGH ST.
You will llnd the largest and best assort
ed slocK of (Japes and Cloaks to bo
round In the Twin Cities.
Elegant Heaver and Kersey Coata, lat?
est cut, at $4.Ml: Astrachan, Boucle, Dla
Eonul.i. Kreuch Cloth Coats (beauties)
from (<'? to Jlli.CO. Elegant Seal Plush
Capos edged with seal or beaver front
SO.fiO to $8.75. Electric Seal. Canada Seal,
Wool Scul, Beaver and Astrachan Capeo
at all prices. Beautiful ull wool Dress
Goods at 2ne. and up. all grades and
stylus in blacks and colors.
Yon will also find nil last season's
Cloaks or. special stile counter, and you
can get some good values very choap.
W. C. NASH'S,
229 HiL'b street.
INI OTIC e: I
Portsmouth, Va.. Dec. 16, 1891
ON JANUARY 1st WE WILL REMOVi.
From 225 to 315 High Street,"
flext to Scott's Furniture Store, whoro
we shall bo pleased to servo our custom*
h. l. page & co..
del7-irh Real Estate nnd Rental Agen??.
Stores on Crawford street, near th?,
markst, wall 5 room dwellings above.
Several dislrable dwellings, in good lo?
cations, at $S, $9. $10, $12.60. J21 and $25 per
month. City water and other modern
conveniences. JOHN L. WATSON,
309 High street, Portsmouth, va.
FOR SALE?Three and a half shares
of stock West End Mews. Norfolk,
Va. Apply to JOHN H. WINDER. '
Seaboard Air Line Offices. Ports
nioutb, Va._ no6-tf , ?
For Port Norfolk Christma* <H
Night! There will
In the enclosed pavilion for the public. "?
Come one, come all and enjoy a Merry.'--.::'
Christmas bunco by a full string bahd '-''.-;'
< ml a dehghtlul ride on the new electric '-'>.
heated cars. Cars will run until 11 p. m. '.
every half hour._de22-3t ^ i-~x
yy E VE GOT 'EM TO BURN? - ,";|?
Fire w o r ks I
Cheaper than ever at
The E. C. Brooks Comp'y?
Specials for To-day.
.Tost received a fresh lot Mountain But.
ter, 2."ic. per pound; Finest Layer Figs,
12>,~c. per pound. Fine Table Kalsins, 10c.?? -'-;
per pound; Finest Mixed Nuts, ll%c. per ;'?:
pound; Finest Leghorn Citron, i2w. por.;5?
pound; Finest Cooking Raisins, 8c. per .'
pound. Don't forget tbat our Monogram
Creamery Butler is the finest that can be'g?
bought at any price. We are asking only ; v
30c. per pound: try It. Our Cracked Grain ?
Java Coffee for 23c. has still got a huotlo
_C. W. HUDGINS & CO. j|
JUST WHAT YOU WANT. ]
GOOD COOKING WINE?the best in'Kfi
the market?$2 a gallon; also FIN15 ?*.
LIQUORS of every description at low '.-i
ilgures. DUFFY'S MALT WHISKEY^
and PURE BLACKBERRY JUICE ta??5
medlclnnl purposes. All goods sold Ipw.'S*
C. E. JONES,
no28-lm Cor. County and Middle sts. - Y
"ccnYinued success" ;
Of our great slaughter alteration sale;$sS
Now Is your chance If you wish to b?y:$3
seme genuine big bargains In '
HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CLOTHING,
SHOES, GENTS' FURNISHINGS, etc.
Special offer in Lamps of .ail kinds.
Prices cut In one half. Everything muni -
go, as wo nsed room to rebuild, and-givei!
you tho chanco to get goods at your oW? ? S
County streets extended, botwoen
and Cooko streets, Portsmouth,