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AFFAIRS IN GENERAL
Suednt Statement of News events. Strip?
ped of Much of the Details.
YESTERDAY'S NEWS BRIEFLY RECORDED
fcbort Pamgrnptts ' Personal rtml
Olbcrwiae?Accounts of Events In?
teresting to Every Kondor?Topic*
Discussed on ttie Slreom mul lu
OOleas ami Kouioii.
Shad continue high.
The dirt rH<w In clouds yesterday.
Where, oh, where! is the street sprink?
There is but little baseball talk this
The city employes were paid off yes?
The force in the yard was increased
Mr. Jack Peterson, of Lynchburg, is
in 'the city 'on a visit.
The furniture for the Pythian Castle
has not arrived yet.
Mr. W. H. Falrless left last night for
?Baltimore on business^
The County Court will ado j run on
Saturday for the term.
The travel on the Seaboard Air Line
is steadily on the increase.
The only thing at the station house
last night was one drunk.
The doors of tho hook and ladder hou"3e
will be -repaired Immediately.
The prize fight case will not come up
until the April term of the count.
Justice Alnsworth lined two negroes
$2.50 each for reckless driving.
Mr. Joseph Parker will soon fit up his
old warehouse as an Ice factory.
CMr. R. D. Guy left yesterday for a
trip on the peninsula on business.
Yesterday was a gloomy day. There
were not many people on the streets.
Tho meeting at Owens Memorial
church was well a Mended last n'.ghtr
There will be quite a fashionable
marriage at Central church next week.
Mrs. Kitchen Is very sick at her hus?
band's residence, at the Cottage toll
The Legislature will adjourn to-mor?
row and the delegates will all return
A number of people in the county
are worked up over the mad dog
Mr. H. B. Wilkins will succeed him?
self as Councilman from the Second
Justice George Alnsworth yesterday
received his appointment as a notary
The railroads should be required to
clean the dirt out of the centre of their
It looks as if the bicycle will take
the place of 'baseball to a large extent
Mrs. Emily Nichols is quite sick. The
death of her mother hns oompK-uly
prostrated her. .
There are seventeen youths learning
the machinists trade at the S'aboard
Air Line shops.
A street evangelist has been striving
for two days mo get a crowd to hear him,
but has failed.
Mrs. Ira W. Jackson, of Mystic. Conn.,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Brandt,
on High street.
Mr. Walter Webb is critically ill at
his home, corner wf Washington and
There will be quite a stir in the mat?
rimonial market just nfter Lent, so
Madame Rumor says.
Two colored men, charged with fight?
ing on County street, were arrested
yesterday and locked up.
.Peanuts have none up a little in
price. Those who have them on hand
are rushing them to market.
Mrs. John Spindle Is critically 111 at
?her husband's residence, corner of
Washington and Part streets.
Nlo hidings have been received from
the Rev. P. C. Davis since he left last
week for Elizabeth City, N. C.
(Mr. A. J. Phillips expects to be open
?for business in a day or so now his
store has been greatly repaired.
Mazie. the prize fighter, was bailed
In the sum of J500 for his appearance at
the April term of the County Court.
There will be an entertainment at
the Port Norfolk baptist church this
evening for the benefit of that church.
Mr. and Mrs. Shipp have moved from
Park View to Hotel Portsmouth, where
they will remain for about three
Two negro women engaged in a fight
with axes yesterday in Godwin street.
They were Stropped (before either one
There was n'o session of 'the Mayor's
Court yesterday. T.hi re was but one
case to be heard, and that was continued
The Belt road Is progressing very
nicely, and by the time the bridge
across the river is completed it will till
be ready for use.
There Is nothing being done nt the
Park just at this time. The pretty
weather will be here before the houses
are all completed
It Is said that ammunition, etc.. Is be?
ing transposed from the magazine be?
low the navy yard to the vessels at the
yard. It is done mostly at night.
Humpl'ty, dumpily, thump! that Is
?the sound of the street ears that run on
County street. Can't this be stopped In
some way. The poiso Is a regular nui?
The Hon. Charles T. riland will re?
turn home this morning, the Legislature
having adjourned sine die. He will on
Monday resume his duties on the Pilot
as city editor.
Attention is called to ad. of C. W.
Hudglns & Co., In this issue. In which
they give you something tv> fall back on.
See their ad. and you will find Just
what von want.
Who will be Mr. Marshall's successor
as assistant principal of the High
School, is what the children are guess?
ing at now. He will probably be elect?
ed Friday night.
Magnolia Camp, Woodmen of the
World added five new members to their
(body la-st Tuesday night, and had the
names of several more, who are appli?
cants for membership.
The meeting at Owens Memorial
church Is (progressing fln-ly. There
were several convents Tuesday night.
The Rev. Mr. Lambeth Is conducting
the meeting this week.
The Portsmouth Gun Club No. 1 (will
Hold their regular weekly shoot this
afternoon at the grounds near Colum?
bia Park. The new electric traps will
be used for tho first time.
Secretary Collier, of the Y. M.- C. A.,
arrived here yesterday, and will conoult
with the 'board of directors of tho Y.
M. C. A. in regard to a secretary for
the association In this cVty.
The funeral of Mrs. Martha J. Hud
glns will take place,this afternoon at
3 o'clock from -the residence of her hus?
band, Mr. Shadrsauk Hudgins. corner
of Dlnwiddle and County streets.
An attempt was made lost night to
burglarize the fruit store of Vlncenzo
Laivasa & Co,, . 502 Crawford street.
A hasp secured -by a padlock was priced
out. but the door still held by another
lock. The attempt was given up, or
. else the thief was frightened off.
An attempt was made to enter the
house of Peter Thompson, in Brighton
Tuesday night. The parties cut some
slats out of a blind and had partly
raised a window, when they were
frightened off. Mr. Thompson said he
had nothing to shoot with, or he might
have hit one of them.
There are a number 'of small colored
b'ays who have charge of cows, who seem
to take a pride In driving thorn pass
the Second District School just albout
the time (the school lets out, Yesterday
tliey passed there and one .little child
came near being injured by being
knocked down by one of them, and
Ol RVNGED HIS NATIONALITY.
(Monday night several tramps wore
accommodated wish lodging." at the
sUution house. Among the number
was a man named George Thompson,
who said he wanted to join th? navy
so that he might fight the Spaniards.
Tuesday he went to the gard to ship,
but could not pass the'- physical exam?
ination, so he went off and got glo?
riously drunk. (He was'picked up by
Officer Warren on High street and
when the oflleer ptarted to the station
house with him he was at first Inclined
to go, hut when he reached the corner
of High and Crawford streets he rebel?
led and showed light. Officer Warren
blew for assistance, it was answered
by pfllcer Shannon, and the two started
with tho prisoner, but when the office,
blew Thompson remarked, "Blow, you
American dogs. Pm a Spaniard, I am
an' I'll flght (hie) I'll light anybody.
Give me a chance to go to Cuba, an'
I'll show you." He was carried to the
station house and put in a cell. Yes?
terday he was too drunk to be tried,
j hut he will have a hearing this morn?
ing and will have an opportunity
I tell of what nationality he is.
NAVY Y.VP.D NOTES.
The torpedo boat Winslow came out
of the dry dock Tuesday, but had to be
put hack again, a hole having been dis
cov< red in her bot torn.
Tho Foote la still In the dock, and
will he there for several clay-.?.
There was quite a number of men
call >d in yesterday.
The Newark work is being shoved
ahead as fast a.s possible.
Surgeon .1. YV. Kite is detached from
tin- Franklin and ordered to the naval
hospital^ relieving Surgeon N. F. \Vie
ber. who is ordered to the Miantono
Surgeon George P. Lumsden is de?
tached from special duty In Norfolk
and ordered to the' Franklin.
The boiler shop Is rushing work on
the Puritan's boilers, and considerable
work is being cjane oventlmo.
A draft of ton men from the Franklin
j left last night for the Mlnntonomah at
League Island, In charge of a petty
A IHSKY PI KOK OK 1 ITS INKSP.
Tuesday Mr. Miller the safety gate
keeper at Chestnut street, lowered his
gates as usual when a train was about
to pass. A colored man who drives a
wagon for Mr. W*. J. Codd drove around
them after being warned no; to under?
take to pass. The man paid no atten?
tion to the keeper, but go; in between
the two jus?, as two trains were coming
oivr behind the other. Fortunately Mr.
?Miller raised Ott? Side and let the man
out in time to prevent what might have
proved to be a serious accident. Justice
Syke? issued a warrant for tho driver,
who was arrested, and will have a be ir
Ing to-day. Mr. Sykes said that he saw
the occurrence himself.
IDE WAS LOADED DOWN.
Frank Kiel, who came to this port to
enlist in the navy, but who drank too
much, was arrested Tuesday night by
Officer Long. When searched at the
police station it w is found that he was
a walking barroom, having a bottle of
ale, three bottles of porter and a pint
of whiHkoy <m his person. Yesterday
morning he w as relensi d from custody
and allowed ;o go to the navy yard and
AN OLD VKT WENT OUT PRACTIC?
. Tuesday an o!d v- t. whose hair hag
turned gray from age, went oitt to prac?
tice to see whether he had forgotten
how to use his gun. He says he walked
fifteen miles, killed twenty-three rab?
bits, and thinks thai he could kill as
many Spaniards if occasion required i:.
However, he is ready i > make the start
when needed, and he -.hink-- he will be
aide to make his mark.
STOI ,E UND ERC IA IT 11 E S.
Charles Williams, colored, w is irrest
ed Tuesday night by Constable Mat?
thews, charged with stealing a 1"! of
underclothes, the property of Clerfc
Bowden, of tho Hotel Frederick, at Pin?
ner's Point, from ihe yard "f Sarah
White, a c dor d washwoman, near Port
Norfolk. William? was given a hearing
last night and was committed to jail.
To make room for alteration of store,
great bargains In" dry goods, notions
and underwear at
A. J. PHILLIPS.
302 High street.
2r.c. and BOci neckties for 17c; suspend?
ers. Sc. .and ir?c. worth 2f>e. See window.
Charles It. VVclloh & Co.
Ponds Issued to administrators, guar
dintis, collectors, cashiers and others
occupying positions of trust; also to re?
sponsible contractors at reason.! hie
rates. JOHN L. WATSON.
lime. Time Keepers umi Time in
We are Tine Inspectors for the Soa
h .aid Air Line, Norfolk and Carolina
and Southern railroads, and headquar?
ters for Time Keepers and tine Watch
repairing. C. S. SHERWOOD,
200 High street, Portsmouth, Va.
A tMURdDERER CAPTURED.
Aibout two years ago Charles ?Wils
Hams, 'colored, and Matt Young walked
Into n. cook ?hon on Chestnut street of);'
<the county side, und while there It Is,
said that VVilltatns held a man named.
?Sherman Smith and 'robbed 'l'lfm, -while
Matt Young hit htm In,the head with
an axe, killing him. Young was;at;r,eKtcd
and tried and -was given seven' years
in the penitentiary. At the trial he
claimed thai: Williams did the killing,
and Impressed the jury with that idea.
For that reason his punishment was
lighter than it would have been. iwll-t
Hams left tho county, and has been,|
working in the swamp ever since, until
Tuesday, wh' h he wont to Norfolk. A
colored man who knew chat he was
wanted told Deputy Sheriff. Codd about
his being over there. Detective Ar?
lington wns put on hLs -track ami yes?
terday sucosedid in capturing him, and
turned him over to the county authorl
'tles. Williams was seen last night, and
claims that he did hot see the man
killed, but that Young killed him and
told him a'l.'ait It. He. admits that he
got the money from Smith, but said he
'look It b fare Young struck htm. How?
ever he Is willing to give the amount
that it is claimed that* Smith lost back
if they will u t him go. He seems very
much frightened, but insists that Ypung
did Hhe work. He says he would not
have coriM back, but says he thought
the matter had all blown over.
ROLL OF HONOR FOR FEBRUARY.
Second Dist riet?Second Grammar:
Second Intermediate?Laura Clark.
Third Primary?Willie ives, .lames
Flythe, Ruble Williams, Mamie Wilder.
Second Primary?George Hetty, Trac
ey Watson. Linda Bain, Bertha-Em
merspn, Eunice Hall, Jennie Mitchell.
Hat tie Parker.
First Primary?Nunnie Cross.
Fourth District ? First Grammar:
Nellie Oayle, Bin ford Sadler.
Second intermediate-Oracle Armls
lead. Kittle Barrett. Leone H?tt.
First intermediate -- Elma itoane,
Fannie Spindle, Lorene Matthews,
Third Primary?Rosa Ei-leeck, May
Freeman, Annie Myers.
Second Primary?Genevleve Ball-nice,
Illllle Hudglns, Frank McLean.
First Primary?Annie Lewis. Coldie
Finch, Ethel Culpepper, Rosa lloof
nagle. Willie Ii oilier.
Fifth District?Third Primary: Lena
Tabb. Charlotte Trant, Jennie Man?
Second Primary?Lena Morris, Rosc
lyn Mosely, John Lawrence. Elmer
Myers, Sidney Mooock, Ashtoh P?rtcjr,
First Primary?Mottle Davis, Bert
Dlllard, Susie; Johnson, Christina
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining uncalled for In the post
otllce at Portsmouth, Vu., for week
ending March 1. IS'.iS. Persons calling
for these letters will pk0.BC say they*
L. D. Allen, Lillle Agnew, C. H.
Brigs lock, Harry M. Blair, J. C. Bar
rhud, James BUS Browne, J. II. Ilon
nett, Linwlt Brlani, Mrs. Mary Bra'cy,
Ri lie'rt Barney, Win. T. Barrett ('J),
Elijah Clark. W. Chanllen. Wm. II.
Churchvllle, Mrs. Adle Derrick', Alberter
Lilie. .Mrs. B. Ellsworth, Thomas Ely,
Willie A. Edmonds, Win. A. Ewcll.
Theresa Fay. Allen Garner, Mrs. Bet
tic Graham, John L. Green, Mrs. Mag?
gie Grimes, Minnie J. HobbS, Gorirodo
Hicks. Mrs. Any Hunnlus, J. R. Jones
C2). Ha rail Jones, li<ible Linn. S.
Ca field Lone. Jos. C. Miller & Co.. C.
11. Nash. Susanna Nash, Thomas
Cutlers. Charles Pardon, N. A. Phelps
T. 1'. Powell. Daniel Bowel, Dora
Rogers, Mrs. G. W. Reed. L. Rose,
Mrs. Rochtnllcy, Mandy Rhoads, Ruf
fus Rooks, F. N. Richardson, Addle
Dore Rescux. H. 13. Redd. W. N.
Smith, Thomas Stubbs, Mrs. Minnie
Pomervllle, N. F. Stall, A. G. Saxet
CD, Joseph Sun. Martha A. Talor, Eliza
Taylor. Jos. Vallcntlnc, Sue Warren,
Lillle World <:!). Kita Williams. 1432
Green. lt. L. HERBERT, P. M
The entertainment gotten up Tues?
day night by the Epworth League of
Monumental church was a very en?
joyable affair. There were about three
hundred members and friends of the
church present and the evening passed
off very pleasantly. It was designed
for ?Ju- purpose of bringing the mem
be: ; of the congregation together In
social Intercourse so as to make them
acquainted with ...ich other. Among
the features of the evening were selec?
tions of vocal music by Mrs. W. N.
Bowden, Miss Grace Watt? and Messrs.
lumbar and John Deans and Instru?
mental music on the piano by Miss
Leila Scott. There was also congrega?
tional sihging. A very Instructive and
entertaining paper on the character
and work <.>C Bishop Asbury was read
by Miss Louise Earnest. After the
close of the musical entertainment re?
freshments were served by tin- young
Indies belonging to tho league. Tho
evening was one of great pleasure to
all who were there.
A ROW IN SWEET CANAAN.
Yes*terdny morning about 2 o'clock a
regular free tight occurred between
several women living'In Sweet Canaan.
Justice Sykes had to get out ??f hie bed j
and g-i to tin; place and slop the vow.
Olllcers Hutchinson -and Hall were
sent for and captured two of the
women, who were committed to jail to
await trial. 'J*Iiis old place is breaking
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BENEFIT.
An entertainment will be given by
the Misses Marie Knlbloc and Eva L.
Bak' r, a! Elks' Opera House tpiimor
row night f>r the benefit of the new
Pythian Castle, and will (be given under
the auspices o>f Portsmouth Lod.ce No.
1?, Atlantic Lodge No. 24, and Seaside
Lodge No, SO. These ladies gave an
entertainment at the Y. M. C. A. hall in
Norfolk last Tuesday night, which was
a grand success.
N A VAL NEWS
Gaptain F. W'ildes has been detached
from , inimand of rho cruiser Boston,
on the Astatic station, and ordered
home on leave of a'bsence. lie will be
succeeded in command of the vessel by
Commander B. P. Lnmbrrton. just re?
lieved from light house Inspection duty.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Norfolk County?T. v. Crook to John
A. Losiief, improved lot at northwest
corner of Cottage toll bridge road an,
Hunter avenue. Hhptersvlllc, $7<<".
Isaac W. Miller and wife to .lame.
H. Ferguson, lot with improvement
at Lambert's Point, $700.
IflP, iHUtRJRIAlH! OUR STREETS
" HAVE BEEN BW.EPT!
I Tho \Mrglnia'K ia^pVea^edjao? announce
!to its readers Tthut 00011? street has
been swept, jihd that any one' who
saw It a few days'ago would not recog?
nize it now. 'Crawford street was also
Improved yesterday, and It'.tho railroad
i CQmpanienv w|H '.only- ejoan; In their
,ti;av'hiV,it, %yll) look most excellent. High
street wl'll bt the next. The prayers of
tho wicked nro sometimes answered.
The -Yhulnlnu sn-ys )i'l>. hurrah!-; : t r ? V
? ? ? > . J_i_i_ ? ?
v .NAPOLEON"? OKICIAT- DR1JAM.
Kill - it'ti?! i
A Most C.orgvous Babylonian Palace
?for His Count. ?
(Paris Cor. New York Sun.)
Oil'. LafliUe, founder or tho V-vital re
mcwspaik-r and l?.'.nce ninny years a
deputy mayor of Paris, has Just qon
trtotfted an Interesting page >t<* Na?
poleonic history In a memorial volume
dedicated no the llt.tld village or Passy.
M. Latllttu did a deal of rumaging
through tin; dusty stale archives, and
he was rewarded by Unding complete
details and draughted plans of what
was probably one ot the put dreams of
j tin? great emperor's iati r days.
It appears that Napoleon, arrived at.
the pinnacle <of -martial glory affier hav?
ing vanquished continental Europe und
forced ithe proud house of Tbipsburg to
j offer him a direct dynasty, conceived
the plcn of adding new lustre to his
thront.' by constructing In his capital a
Babylonian palace for his court, which
would eclipse all thai; had gone before,
1 von tho works-of Louis X IV. With
this plan in his mind, he summoned
two of the Imperial architects. Percicra
and F.intaliu, and suhl to thetn:
"I wish to establish ait 'the gates of
Paris, al '.lie threshold of my cnplttt'l,
a monument, tho -most vast and the
most beautiful of ibe universe. I hav'.
chosen as the seat of - this edifice the
heights which overlook the Seine und
the Champs de .Mars. The palace It?
self, which .will dominate. alt' the sur?
rounding country, ?ir:all; face''the Held
of maneuvers consecrated to my sol?
diers; in the background shall be the
Kcole Mililalr-. the cradle of my olll-l
eel's. The palace shall-bear the name
of the King of UOme, the son -whom I
await; it slurll 'be In detail wonlhy of
him and worthy of in.-. Besides the
grand state apartments, the reception
rooms, and th ? festal hails, there shall
be ample accommodation for the dwell?
ing of myself, the Km press and her son,
likewise for the kings, queens, princes
and princesses of my family and 'the
high dignitaries of my court. 1 desire,
further, thai th- arts, .the sciences, the
university, tlie archives, shall have each
its own particular palaco. in a word, I
wish ito create a kremlin, a hundred
t|nies more beautiful and imposing than
that at Moscow. All this will be iny
Imp rial city?the Nni? le. nio city."
The architects lost noitlmc. Th uuni*
rles which existed upon the chosen site
were immediately closed, and a large
force was set work devising plans
fprwhat was to be the greatest building,
or series of buildings, the world has (ver
seen. It was -.lies- drawings tho; M.
Lnfl'iitc discovered an* hg rorg.it: a
Plate -documents; together with many
11 Lcs by Fontaine of ir-t rviews he hail
on the subject with his imperial master.
The palace, as planned, was ltd have
occupied nearly tho exact site of the.
present Trocadero. Three broad 'ter?
rae s were-to have risen f|i 111 the banks
i>r the Seine, and' 'the summit was llui
emplacement of ithe central palace-,
I which was to have been Hanked by
I double colonnades copied after those of !
Si;. Peter's. The gala apartments; with
a huge and splendid bail room, wer
1 to have occupied the en-tiro side facing
j the Seine, and.obey iwcrc to have been
separated from tho wing palaces by |
j other c?l?nades. On Hie west, or Passy i
side, was to have been the ch atrb, anil
on th-- north the chapel.. Each wit? W I
have been many times larger than those
at Versailles. The palace 0:1 the easj
wan to have corHtnlm il the apartments
of Napoleon, the Empress and 'ho King
To th - rear nf the chapel, again, a
number of smaller palaces were planned
j tb afford dwelling places' for high people
of the count; and further back wore to
have been established the stables, it he
kennels, the orangerlc and other de
pendeneies. The Chateau de la Muotp.
was to have beeii given over entirely
to humtlng horses ami their 'grooms.
The . plans contemplated turning the
Bols de 'Bi ulogne into an imp -rial pri?
vate park, and all the.- intervening space
up eo 'the group of pahicoe, including
! the- present park of La Muette, was to
have been laid "in in lawns and pleas?
ure grounds. The -entire palace park
would have been m arly three- times the
! size <u* tho park at Versailles, and the
?total cos; ' f the establishment,, includ?
ing buildings, would have been nearly
$1500,000,000, calculated in money of our
j Across the Seine, the Champ tie Mara
was to have been left Intau t by Napo?
leon for reviews of -his beloved army,
but the field was to have |jee?ri he-mined
in by morister admini-'ir.i'.ivo buildings
I occupying ithe sites of the expositions.
Behind the Kcole Mil!:aiie was to have
bei 11 a new ofllc'.nl quarti >'? Thus, the
h.-art'of Paris was to have been carried
to r.he wesl had Nap d' on's dream been
realized. But this, like many other of
ithe great captain's dreams, was de?
stined to lie obliterated in the snows of
Russia, Work on ih ? plans was stopped
at tin- beginning ' f '.he r< tr- a;, and they
weie filed away in pigeon h ?|es; ' b-re
to 1 main hidden from the light "f day
for over fourscore years.
In connection with his being named
as corespondent in a divorce suit, the
King "f Italy might puzzle tin- Kaiser
Romowhat by risking whether in his
opinion there are any limits in tho
availability of . the pretext "lese
Soft, VThitn Hand? with Shapely Nails. Lnxn
rlant llcurwlth Clean, WhOlccorno Scalp, pro?
duced pyCufiouitA Soap, tlio most effcctlvo
skin purifying and lioautlfylng soap in tho
world, as well as purest and sweetest, for
toilet, hath,and nursery. Tlieonly preventive
of inflammation and clogging.of the l'oniw.
hi die wotil. Ptirrn Mit-? ft Ohm.
11/>n4 HciulU/ Ilia silo, Scalp au*
rn Lent (hot should bo kept In the hnunn
all the, time, la our Fresh K?n3 end line
Mutter, Wo also have U line line of Mack?
erel, Corned Snots, Cod Pish, In all Sty OS*
line- Canned Salmon and Lobster, all ?>f
widen wo are ottOriifg at very low prleos,
our line of Canned Goods und Vegetables
-:e second to none In the city, and we
are olTci iniv some great bargains 111 this
line. We uIsd have u line lino of Sun
t'ured Peaches and Apples, Hvuporatod
Apricots, Peaches, Prunes, etc. PI nest
Loose Muscatel lialst'ns, *c; London Lav
er. Hie.; finest California. Cluster. 15c.
When In need (if Flour again try our fa?
mous Sun Itotim and vou will have llio
lluest or bread.
C. W. HUDQINS & CO.
802 Crawford Street
BOTH 'PI ION KB 1310.
copyright 1os8 V
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Phone 081?Corner Court and county stn
Goods delivered to all S'-eti uis of city :
To Be Put on Bale Monday.
THE LAKGKST LINE OP IN PA NTS' ,8A'CQU KS IN TIIK CITY. PRICES*
26c.. :35c., 39c., 60c., 63c. I STILL HAVE TUB FINK8T LINK OF THE FINEST
QUALITY PERCALES TO UK FOUND IN THE CITV.
-12 O Hlc-h Straot,
TeiF^^/lS CA. SM.
El [VI IS/1 El "TT" DEANS.
An entertainment of much inerll will
bo given at Pythian Hall to-night by
M'iss Mario KnlbrOe, elocutionist, ami
Miss li. Li. Baker, vocnllst, for benefit
of Leo Lodge No, is. K. 61 I'. They
arc both talented ladles in their re?
spective roles, and were heard with
much pleasure in Norfolk Tuesday
The Norfolk County Union of Chris
linn Endeavor will meet at Court
Street Presbyterian church lo-night til
s o'clock. Ail ISndeavorers from Berk?
ley who wish to attend will meet at
the Berkley-Portsmouth ferry at 7 ::t0
p. ni. A special programme h is bee i
arranged and a large crowd is ex?
pected to attend. All Juniors who wish
I i attend will meet at Berkley Military
Institute at 7:15 p. m.
The wedding of Mr. Fred Martell and
Miss Minnie Q. Williams t< >k place at
jthc residence of the parents Of the
bride, on Liberty street, last night
at ,x o'clock in the presence of a f w
ft lends, the Uev. Paul Bratll y olliclaa
Ni> MMIMO OOA I JEN PLOSIONS.
One "f the Hoivnrs of the Miner's Life
A process h is been Invented by .las.
Tonge, ? :' the Manchester Geologien!
Society, which hiay rid the mining of
coal of one of Its gresttesl dangers. By
means of it coal can now be taken from
the mines without bins ting. The pro?
cess is hydraulic and so simple In op?
eration that the great wonder is tll.il
it has not Ik en thought of before.. In?
stead of being violently disrupted, as
with powder, huge pieces of cool are
wedged away from the parent body
by means of a simple little pump work
fed by hand, It ha? been tried In one
ot the til h coil mines, and the re?
ad! s . .> satisfactory that prepara
i.01 ...e being made to Install the mine
with the apparatus ar-'d discard explo?
sives altogether. The whole apparatus
weighs fifty pounds, mid consists of a
cartridge or cylinder of steel, 13 Inches
long and thiee Inches In diameter a
hand pump, a pressure, gauge, ami a
light, adjustable stand. Mr. Tonge'?
own description of how- It Is used i;
gciphic enough, lie says:
"The coal iri holed near the floor to
the usual depth, and a hole Is drilled
hear the roof to about the same depth,
as though making ready for the usual j
blasting. When this has been done the
otirtridge is put In the top hole and
pushed to the back. The pump Is
coupled to the cartridge, the suction
pipe Is placed In a small bottle Of .v.t
ter, and the work begins. In n few
seconds the cartridge is charged with
water; Then the pressure coines 6n and
begins to show on the gauge. Half 0
ton?a ton?a ton and a half?two ton?
per square inch! During thi.-' time a
cracking sound behind 'the chritr| Ige
has been telling thai the pressure shown
on the gauge lias had the effect of
shearing off the coil at the back, the
Bprags or holing props being kept in
their place in the fron;. The gradual
way In which .the work Is done, with?
out shock or Jar of any kind prevents
any damage to the roof of the shaft.
In striking cohtiatit to the action of
explosives df any kind. The whole op?
eration of loosening tons of coal re?
quires h.-- than twelve minutes from
the time of pin ing the cartridge in the
hole to the breaking down of the lump.
Inasmuch as the holes can be placed
further apart than when Masting Is
done, a much larger quantity of coal
can be taken off at a lime, and thus the
produstivene&j of the mine can be In?
creased, and tin- advantage of living
able to do without explosives cannot be
overestimated when the saving of life
Is taken into consideration.
Consumption Positively Cured.
Mr. It. P.. Grceve, merchant of Chll
howie. Va.. certifies thai he had con?
sumption, was given up to die. sought
all medical treatment that money could
procure, tried ail cough rcmedli s he
could bear of. but got no relelf; spent
many nights sitting up in a chair; was
Induced t<? try Dr. King's New Discov?
ery. ah?i was cured by use of two bot
"tles. For pant three years has been
attending to business and says Dr.
King's New Discovery Is tin- grandest
remedy ever made, as It has done so
much for him and also for others in his
community. Dr. King's New Discovery
is guaranteed for Coughs, Colds anil
Consumption. It don't fall. Trial bot?
tles free at Burrow, Martin & Co.'s
Prof. Agasslz, of Harvard, has Just
arrived at San Francisco after an ab?
sence of some months In the South
Se.i.s. spent in studying the formation
of the coral Islands. 1t is said he is
how prepared to demonstrate, in oppo?
sition to the theories of Darwin and
Dana, that the coral islands are not
built up from the bottom-, but are form?
ed by a. comparalively thin cru.=>t of
corkl upon ? tops of submerged moun?
tains at points,where the ocean is com?
Spring humors, boils, pimples, ernptlonn,
sores may bo completely cured by purify?
ing the blood with Hood's Sursaparllla,
FOR RENT.?No. L!i! Crawford street, 7
ruomr und kitchen: litilh. (dot and cold),
llrcpluco heater, tar. city sc-wer
iii.. ; everything. nii?,< oi, }Ji;o per year.
No. 212 Crawford struct, 'i rooms and
kitchen, bath, sewerage, gus, excellent
eondillon. ICIther house within two
minutes' walk ol Use ferry, yet In best
residential section of the city. Apply
JNO. I... WATSON, S0? High street.
I'orlsniimili. Va. _
or ?hat i have. dry' snf.ltf.retj
1*1 NE WOOD a specially. The best of
HARD WOOD. Also. CUBAN COAL
I'hone tux. yard 1.213 Washington St.
Ii. D. W ILK INS
OPIUM, CHLORAL AND COCAINE HABITS
A radical, positive and permanent cure
guaranteed In 5 d 2 y3. Absolutely harmless.
No "tapering off? proccs ? No substitu?
Fl r imrtlctlturll hildnM ta
! IriiS 'hI conCiioaco
fit NN, M.D.,
?"'iee-1, New York City.
$ DRKSS ACCESSORIES.
A b'.ald bloltso in which 11 block-nnd-whih)
union is achieved consists. b( nllornatliis
I rows of black mohair braid bands embroiu
j crcd with silk curd tun! edged with tiny cord.
! loops and white wool lace insorlioh wrought
; with while zephyr In snnio eccentric pattern
i and studded with steel s'angles. A doop
collar. Btpiaro in front between several points,
is composed of cream luce strntig willi steel
heads and jot nail-head t and jet-iiiid-sto.el
passementerie. The white chiffon forming a
dee.' triple-pointed yoke, mid supporting jrej?
I low and pink silk-i inb:<''itlcrcd roses and
h aves w|lh Uliincstouc . is cut out to pro?
duce a liu e-liko effect.
The chiifoii support 1 Si her yoke o(
similar du ign is not etc 'Both aro diu
linclly arlislio creations.
Uudtilating satin s|i a..run .across ..a
moird silk froip solved 0 |? selvedge, tlio
ground color being lilac. lYiid the stripes of
A vague cloud e|7< e| w produced In a
brocaded silk in gray tones, and in another,
also in gray, large waves are tout-lied with
white to create 1110 impression of spray.
Illuck satin serpentine stripes'effectively
vary the surface of a hunter's-grecu moirS
Uenaixmnee. ?'? ??
I'.itiey bodices, usually vrriations upon tlio
blouse theme, are mndo of plaid .velvet or
silks in plaids or Dowered effects and are
warn with skirts of hliick -aiin, iiioiri Renais?
sance or l r K-adeii satin."
The acme of richnoHa is attained in a velvet
gown for carriage and reception wear.
Kit her with a mink or 1'ersinn lamb top
garhiout <>r a gown trimmed with either fur
may ix- effectively worn a tnrhan associating
a snfl crown of glossy Persian lamb-.villi a
brim of mink fur, two mink mils billing at
the back At the left side two short tips
etui over tlio brim and ono tall one nodi
above them, a long Ithihosl?iio ornament be?
ing llirust among (ho feathers.
A great obai with double-breasted fronts
and large rovers is a novolty in top- gar?
ments. . ... . ......
Applique* ornaments of white chiffon cm
broideded wilh steel and gold cord, and
spangles ate! enriched with sapphires, emor
nlda, IthinestoiicB or turquoises aro used oa
both skirt and*-bodice trimmings. ? From
Tlte Delineator. ? ? .
A F< ISSIL SWAMP.
(Baltimore Am- riean.)
During a recent excursion t!> Bodkin
?Point, .r. ill - mouth^of the Patapsco,
mi l r t'ne auspieesr of .he Maryland
<; ologlcal Survey and the Woman's
Colleg ? Mus um, a fossil cypress swamp
deposit was found l>ur|etl twelve feet
below the -.ina. ??. ii iiaving been ox
;? seil i'? vk-.v by ill - action of tha
iva-yes In w iarihg away che cliffs.
Numerous cypress stumps were seen in
upright p .-' ion. w:;li their roots in
place, and exhibiting liio 'p:cullar
'?Wnees" characteristic of those tre;s.
S une ? f liie stumps were of gigantic
-ize. 1 in- largest measuring about ten
fee'! in dra-met rat the top. The stumps,
roots .;:icl knees are in a perfect state
i f preservation. The geological age of
Lie- di posit is yet in question, 'but the
loiter is considered to represent an an?
cient land surface as leasit as old us
Du- b ginning of the ttuarternary, and
may even prove to belong to the lower
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
TIIIO BEST SALVE In .the world for
Cuts. Bruises, Sores, Ulcers. Salt Rheum,
Fever Sores. Tetter, Champed Hands,
Chilblains, Corns and all Skin Erup?
tions, and positively cures Piles or no
pay required. It Is guaranteed to glvo
perfect satisfaction or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Burrow. Martin &- Co, . .
FOR-RF.ST COAL. WOOD. HAY. GRAIN
Mill Feed. Bricks, LI (no Snjid, Cofnent
Laths, etc., oall on .1. H. .TACaOCKSl
co.-ner Main street and Mahono avenue.
Both 'Phones. ial-dt