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THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH?NEWS AND ADVERTISEMENTS.
IN A PARAGRAPH.
The Latest Happenings of a Per?
sonal and General Nature.
IN AND AROUND PORTSMOUTH;
Cat here t] on the Street*, at (lie Hotels, In
Counting Rooms anil Elsewhere, ami
1 ni In Abbreviated Turin for the Edifi?
cation of Readers of t lie Vli'glnlau-l'iiol
- The Movements i>r 1'conlo-Snap
Shots at Events in Which the Public is j
Mr. T, G. Parker received a telegram
from Charleston, ill., yesterday, sum?
moning him to the bedside of Iii?
mother, who was thought t<? be dying. !
Dr. M. V. ?ateM has boon detached
from the Naval Hospital ami ordered to j
the Atlanta, now at Now York.
The Hcv. lt. B. Kggleston arrived
home Wednesday night from a visit to
Louisa county. He will preach to Ins
congregation Sunday, both morning
nnd evening, in the lecture-room of the
First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Eg
gloston has almost recovered from his
A new seven-room house on Virginia
a venue. Cottage Place. Is advertised for
rent. See ad.
Miss Flattie Miller, of Hamilton, who
has been visiting friends in the city,
has returned to her home.
Clarence Spindle, of this city, had an
opei^ttion pet formed on Ills eye by Dr.
Garrett, of Norfolk.
The tug Alice came out the dry-dock
The funeral 'of Joseph J. Cragln will
tnkc place this afternoon at 0 o'clock
from 801 Middle street.
The funeral of Genevive O'Connor
will take place this afternoon nt II
o'clock from the residence of her par?
ents in Brighton.
The funeral of Mr. Orson Seeds will
take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the residence of his sister, in At?
Two young ladles wanted to assist at
exhibit at the Norfolk Pair. Apply as
directed In ad.
The Reading firemen have returned
home. They were much pleased with
the flying trip they made here.
The Central Church trolley ride nnd
lawn party Inst night was a decided
success in every respect.
Mr. L. P. Slater will go North Sat?
urday on a two weeks' vacation.
Another hoy fell off the wharf yes?
terday while llshlng and came near
being drowned. A colored man saved
The Western Branch DemoeratB will
hustle from now until election for the
success of tho ticket.
Quite a number went to Norfolk to
the matinee yesterday, notwithstanding
the warm weather.
A large number of excursionists vis?
ited the yard yesterday and other
points of interest around the city.
Mr, John Waltemyer, carpenter of the
Tl. S. N.. now stationed at the League
Island yard. Is in the city on a visit to
relatives. He Is accompanied by his
wife and child.
The truckers say that potatoes, beans
nnd turnips are parching up for want
of rain, and unless it comes in a few
days it will do no good.
The only business in the Mayor's
Court yesterday, outside of civil, was a
scrap between three colored buys. Two
of the boys were lined $2 each.
The party who caused the alarm to
lie turned In from box t>(> Tuesday has
been arrested. He win have a hearing
before Mayor Baird to-day.
The fire In the swamp between Ports?
mouth nnd Suffolk Is raging. The
smoke at night and early in the morn?
ing is so thick that It it stilling.
Col. K. B. firiilln has received Infor?
mation from his brother in Gal vest Oil
which states that he is alive and well.
Ills home was also uninjured by tin:
The Chesapeake and Ohio steamer
was late in getting in last night.caused
by the Western train being late.
Mr. George Manila, of New Orleans,
was in the city last night. He dropped
in on the Virginian-Pilot for a short
Miss I,ucie C. Inscoe. of Washington,
,U. C., who has been visiting her aunt.
Mrs. Theodore S. H?rtung. 321 Third
street, left last night after a very
Mr. John W. Woodman ami wife re?
turned yesterday from York, Pa.,
where they had been spending a lew
The Portsmouth Hille Company hud
n drill last night.
Last night, about fi:30 o'clock. Wm.
Bess, colored, who lives at 701 Green
street, was fooling with a pistol, when
it went off. Bess' daughter was in an?
other room and screamed out, causing
those outside to think she was shot.
A rumor was circulated that lies.-, bad
killed his daughter, but there was no
truth In It.
The Virginian-Pilot returns thanks
for on invitation to attend the 30th
anniversary celebration of the organi?
zation of Portsmouth Lodge No. lt.. IC.
of P., on Monday night next at Py?
Notice is given that bids will be re?
ceiver] at the County Clerk's office un?
til 12 m. on Tuesday. September 25lh,
for furnishing 12,00<> rations for the
Mr. John Johnson, a blacksmith in
the Yards und pocks department, was
taken ill yesterday and had to be car?
ried to his homo ill Brighton in an
A telegram was received here yester?
day niv. noon from Mrs. Murray and
her daughter; In Galveston, stating
that she was all right, Mr. Murray
bad left for Texas before the telegram
The members of Montank Tribe of
lied Men are requested to meet this
afternoon at 2 o'clock to attend the
funeral Of Mr. Orson Seeds in Atlantic
The Norfolk county public schools
will open on Monday morning.
Mr. M. i'. Brownley, of Franklin,
candidate for Congress before the late
Ijemodratlc Convention for this dis?
trict, was in the city last night.
MARRIED IN SUFFOLK.
Mr. C. J. Powe'* and Miss Maggie
Lane, of tills city, left here Wednesday
morning for Sufllolk, where they were
united in marriage by Rev. H. H.
Butler, of that town. They returned
on the afternoon train ami went to 02o
Scott street, the home of the groom.
The Circuit Court, Judge R. R. Fren
tis. had two cases to occupy its atten?
tion yesterday. The first was that of
Consolidated Turnpike Company vs.
Norfolk Railway and Light Company.
The motion to dissolve the Injunction
prohibiting the street railway company
from extending Its tracks along the
road claimed by the turnpike company,
beyond the Norfolk City Park, was fur?
ther argued by Richard "Walke, Esq.,
for the turnpike company and R. B.
Tunstall for the street railway com?
pany. Judge Prcntis. without deciding
the case on its merits, overruled the
motion to dissolve the Injunction and
continued It in force until the hearing
on the merits.
The case of John F. Dalhy for J1.000
damages against the town of Berkley
for widening his sidewalk, as he claims,
without pay. Dalhy says when he gave
permission to widen the sidewalk it was
done with the understanding that he
would be paid. This the committee
denies, hence the suit.
The jury was out about twenty min?
utes and brought In a sealed verdict,
Which will be opened to-day.
The following naval orders have been
Lieutenant-Commander W. D. Ross is
granted sick leave for three months.
Lieutenant H. I'helps Is detached
from the office of Naval Intelligence
and ordered to duty on the Wabash.
Lieutenant 13. Moalc, Jr.'s, order to
the Naval Academy Is revoked, and he
Ir ordered to duty at the Portsmouth
(Va.) yard September 27.
Lieutenant M. J. McCormack's order
to tin- Naval Academy Is revoked. He
Is detached from the Baltimore Septem?
ber 14 and ordered to the Atlanta Sep?
Lieutenant K. McAlplne is ordered to
duty at the Portsmouth (Va.) yard as
assistant to senior engineer officer.
Ensign J. J. riaby Is detached from
the Farrngul and ordered to the Naval
War Machinist IT. W. Biggs is dc
taehed from ihe Baltimore .September 14
and ordered to the Atlanta September
J. L. Hunting e.t ux. to Ocean View
Collage Company, lot No. 7 and Its
privileges and appurtenances, Ocean
Legh U. Watts, special commissioner,
to .lames A. Mulvey, half square of land
near Portsmouth, hounded on south by
Cossack streft, on the cast by Fourth
street, on the west by Fifth street;
Wllloughby Beach Company to Jas.
Jones, lot 13, block 12, Wllloughby
C. L. Old to W. S. Johnson, lot No.
C. Ivos' plat: $500. ;
T. K. Coldlng et ux. to MUlard F.
Ellison, lot 119, People's Land Com?
WILL IMPROVE THEIR REEL.
The Independent Fire Company have
belonging to them a very handsome
parade hose reel, which they have de?
cided to make even more handsome,
and for that purpose have ordered from
Chicago a large nickel-plated fox,
which they will put on the top of the
j reel. The fox will be 4M; feet long, will
[stand 2C Inches high, and will no doubt
j add considerable to, the looks of the
I reel. The fox will arrive here Satur?
day and will at once be put In posi?
The company will enter for a prize
in Richmond for the handsomest pa?
rade reel in the procession during the
parade tit the Firemen's Asociation,
and they think that they will come
mighty near getting the llrst prize.
ATTEMPT TO SHOOT WATCHMAN.
Wednesday night three negro men,
under the influence of liquor, went up
the Seaboard Air Line track near the
roundhouse, waving their lanterns.
Pome of th.o engineers mistook the sign
and came near causing trouble. Mr.
Goodman, the watchman, spoke to
them. The men went off, but soon re?
turned. One of the men attempted to
shout th*; watchman, but his pistol
failed to go off. He then went off a
short distance and turned and delibe?
rately fired twice at Mr. Goodman, who
returned the fire, and the men ran off.
The facts were reported and the man
who tired the pistol will be arrested
CONTRACT ADMITTED TO RECORD
Yesterday a contract between the
Seaboard Air Lino and the South Hal
tlmore Car Company was admitted to
record in the city Clerk's office. The ?
amount Involved was $1,000,000. It is
an agreement between Blair & Co. and ;
the Seaboard Air Line Road. The road j
procures from them $1,354,000, to be i
used In building 2,000 freight cars for j
use of said road.
The railway company Is to pay 15 j
per cent. In cash before receiving the ;
cars, and to pay $50,000 quarterly upon
the loan. The cars as completed are 1
to bo held as collateral for the loan.
Announcement Is made of the coming '
marriage of Miss Effle Knott, daugh?
ter of Mr. Elvlngton Knott. to Mr. |
Charles Thompson, of Norfolk, a trav
Cling salesman. The ceremony will be
performed on Wednesday, the 19th in- !
staut, at T a. m., at the residence of the
bride's parents, corner of South and :
Green streets, in the presence of the
immediate family. A wedding break
fast will be served, and immedlotely j
thereafter Ihcy will leave for a trip;
South, tin their return they will re?
side in Richmond, Va.
COLORED MAN BADLY INJURED.
Yesterday while some workmen were
engaged in pulling down the old Stand
wood shop, on Water street, one end of
tin* wall fell on a colored man named
Win. II. Sti'wart and broke live ribs
and hurt his head badly. Ho was put
in a carriage and was sent to his home,
near the Seaboard Air Line roundhouse.
Dr. A, A. Blllsoly was summoned and:
set the limbs ami made him as com-'
fortnble as possible,
' PUN/HAL OF EDWIN J. J. CRAY.
The funeral of the lato Edwin J. J.
Gray was held at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon from the residence, No. 827
Griffin Street. The Rev. Georg? A.
Booker, assisted by the Rev. W. T.
Waterfleld, conducted the services.
The interment was In tiak Grove Cem?
etery, the pall-bcarera being Messrs.
John Moody, J.W. Wood. Levin White,
AVin. Chery, K. N. Grant, G. ^V. Town
send and Win. B. Thomas
Tho Time to Buy
Mnterlal Is cheaper and real estate
prices are reasonable. Call In the Sea?
board Real Estate Company and ar?
range for a house and lot. 214 High
Every cloud has Its silver lining. The
merchant who never advertises doesn't
requlro a vacation.
Having Finished All Business
Before it the Body Adjourns.
The Conference, After Careful Delibera?
tion, Deduct! That it Cannot Coniuiciul
the Kstabllshment of Dlspcu.iurles as a
Means of Promoting .Sobriety Among
tho Poortlo-Olher Proceeding* of Inter?
est to Methodists of tho Portsmouth Dig.
trlct and Throughout tho Stato.
The third day's session of the Meth?
odist District Conference was called to
order by the presiding elder, the Rev.
W. C. Vaden, and religions exercises
were conducted by the Rev. Dr. New?
A vote resulted in the selection of
A. 13. Kellam, \V. H. Vincent, George
L. Neville, Dr. G. N. Halstead as del?
egates, and J. J. King. XV. L. Berkley,
W. N. Bebrell. J. T. Miller, alternates.
On motion of the Rev. .1. T. Mastln,
the following was adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of the
conference Is hereby extended to our
presiding elder for the ability and
courtesy with which he has presided:
to the secretaries for the efficient and
faithful performance of their duties;
to the press of the city and Norfolk
for their excellent reports of our meet?
ings; to the various railroads for
courtesies extended: to the people of
Portsmouth for their bountiful hospi?
tality in entertaining us, and to the
Rev. E. H. Rawllngs, pastor of this
church, for many acts of kindness.
The resolution was signed by the
Rev. J. T. Mastin and Mr. A. E. Kel?
The report of the committee on Bible
Calls was read by the secretary of the
conference In the absenec of the mem?
bers of the committee. The report was
The minutes were then read and the
conference at 4:10 o'clock adjourned,
singing the hymn, "Shall We Gather
At the Riv er?"
The conference on re-assembling,
was led In prayer by the Rev. R. F.
Beadles, of Central Church. The or?
der of the day, the election of lav
delegates to the annual conference, was
taken up, and Dr. O. N. Halstead and
Mr. J. J. King were appointed tellers.
The Commltte on Temperance sub?
mitted its report. The report recited
the efforts of the country people to stop
the sale of liquor, and commended t<.
the consideration of the conference tho
dispensary plan In force nt Franklin.
The resolutions appended ask minis?
ters to enforce the discipline regarding
Intoxicants, to preach against liquor
selling at least onco a year, and urging
the people to take a firm stand against
Speaking to the report, the Rev. Goo.
E. Booker declared that the Methodists,
as a prohibition church, could not en.
dorse any form of liquor selling.
The Rev. Mr. Bnrgamin. chairman of
the Temperance Committee, held that
tho report did not endorse the dlspen- |
sary plan, but recommended It to tho
consideration of the body as a meansi
of getting rid of the barroom evil. Mr.
W. B. Wilder moved to strike the dls
pensary clause out of the report, nnd
this was done. The report as amended
was adopted after being discussed at
Mr. Paul Bradley read a report on
missions, being secretary of the norm
mit tee on that branch of the church
work. The report stated that the Wo?
man's Foreign Missionary Society of
the district raised over $500 during the
year. In the work, the report say*,
the Portsmouth district Is the bannev
district of the Virginia Conference.
An appended resolution urges the
Virginia Conference to set apart a
small portion of the twentieth century
thank offering for the foreign mission
in this connection the Rev, Mr. Mas
tin said that most of the thank offering
bad been already appropriated, but
HUggggted that the people be asked tr>
: et aside a portion of their offerings j
for tho mission schools.
The report was adopted and ordered
printed In the Richmond Christian Ad?
Mr. A. 10. Kellam, the Rev. Dr. New?
ton and the Rev. J. T. Mastin spoke
on the subject of missions, with spe?
cial reference to home missions. Mr.
Mastln said there were many fruitful
mission fields In Virginia, and the only
way to roach tho non-church-going
mass is to go to them. Good women,
he declared, were needed for the work
Rev. Mr. Watts advisd a consolida?
tion of all the societies In many
churches in order to get the work sys?
The order of the day. the report of
the Committee on Sunday Schools, was
then read by the Rev. B. II. Rawlings.
Tho report declared that the Sunday
school is the feature of church work,
than which none is more important.
The importance of early Impressions
upon the child's mind considered how
great the work that proposes to train
and save our boys and girls for God.
Improvements in methods may he de?
sirable, but more than the method is
needed the matt. The Sunday school
pastor and a proper superintendent nre
the tuen most needed. Adequate teach?
ing by competent. Godly teachers Is.
therefore, most important. Conversion
und edification are the essential ideals
Of Sunday school work. Let the evan?
gelistic phase, of the work, the Bible,
tho personal appeal to the individual
child be kept prominent, the report
advises. "The teacher who sees his
opportunity will become a lender of ills
class, following his lambs as well as
i.ling them, and doing what he can
without as well as within the school
to make men and women of his boys
and girls." Many practical details of
Sunday school work were touched upon
In helpful style throughout the report.
Interesting addresses were made on
tin .subject by the Rov. Mr. Jones, Rev.
Mr. Beadle:-. Rev. Mr. Latham, Rev.
Mr. Baker and Rev. Mr. Newton.
The Rev. Mr. Beadles criticised tho
loose method of Sunday school teach?
ing, and the Rev. A. Coke Smith, of
Epv/orth Church, said he feared the
average standard of Sunday-school I
teaching did not even reach the dig- j
nlty of commonplace.
The reading of the report on tho
Spiritual Stato of the .Church was pre?
faced by a prayer, offered by the Rev.
J. T. Mastln.
The report said decay In spirituality
meant paralysis throughout the
I church. The future depends upon Its
spirituality. The life of the church de?
pends upon few of the outward and
visible signs of church work. Metho?
dism needs a Pentecost, more religion
In all the walks of life. The spirit?
ual life of the church, the report de?
clares to be encouraging. Before the
annual conference 1.000 additions will
have been mate to the membership of
the district. Especial emphasis Is laid
upon the need of revivals.
The resolutions commend the more
thorough consecration of all the peo?
ple, the cultivation of the spirit of
prayer and the understanding of the
witness of the Holy Spirit.
The Rev. Mr. ^rowder spoke to the
motion to ndopt <ho repot. He said he
feared there was a decline in spirit?
uality. He arraigned anything done to
lower the world's estimate of the re?
ligion Of Christ. The preachers, he
said, should attack the besetting sins
of our tltnco, call ti .spade a spade. If
necessary. A boldness and aggressive?
ness against sin is needed.
The Rev. Mr. Beadles also spoke. He
said If the matter of spirituality Is
neglected nil the church's work must
be expected to f?ll. Selfishness, he de?
clared, entered so largely Into every
man's life and even Into the preacher's
work for Clod, that he longs for the
spirit of John the Baptist, who. when
at the pinnacle of his fame, was asked:
"Who art thou''" replied: "A voice
crying In the wilderness."
At the conclusion of the discussion
of the report on the spiritual condi?
tion of the church an impressive scene
occurred. The presiding elder raised a
hymn of thanksgiving, in which every
one joined. The hour of adjournment
was put off and the conference resolv?
ed Itself into a prayer and experience
CRAG TN.?At his residence, No. SOI
Middle street, Portsmouth, Vn., Septem?
ber 12th. ISlOt). :it ;t:ir, [\ M., JOSEPH J.
CRAG IN. aged 3S years.
Funeral from residence THIS (Frldayl
AFTERNOON at 5 o'clock. Friends and
acquaintances are invited to attend, in?
terment in oak Grove cemetery.
O'CONNOR. -At the residence or her
parents. Brighton, Norfolk county, Va..
September i-\ 1900, nt I'. M? GENE
VIEVE, Infant daughter of Owen and
Teresa G. O'Connor, aged <! months, 20
Funeral from residence THIS (Friday!
AFTERNOON at :l o'clock. Friends
and acquaintances are invited to attend.
Interment In St. Caul's cemetery.
LpOR RE NT HOI TSE ON VIRGINIA
A- avenue. Cottage Place, with nil mod?
ern Improvements; seven rooms and
bath; entlre.lv new: lor $13 per month
Apply corner VA. AVENUE AND
GLASGOW ST. scll-3t
WANTED.?TWO YOUNG LADIES
to assist In rare of exhibit at Nor?
folk Fair. Apple at once at SOS CRAW?
FORD ST., Portsmouth. Va. seU-31
FOR RENT-THE TWO MODERN
business buildings corner Water and
Main streets, Elizabeth City, N. C, now
occupied by Moses Weisel. Posscss I in
given January 1st. 1900. Apply to JACO
BOSKY BROS. Portsmouth, Vn. sell-Im
FOR RENT? MY STORE AND RESI
donee, 312 Hiph Street, suitable for
any kind of business. Mrs J. G Ophe?
lia. 312 High street. so'.3-lf
FOR SALE-A"ill.)'."sr. AND WA SON.
suitable for de.lvery purposes C.
N. BYRD. 1002Wash.ti.moii street, sei3-St
jl OR SALE?AN ELECTRIC MOTOR.
. a horse power. Apply to C. N.
N. BOYD, 1002 Washington street. BC13-3I
ANTED.?YOUNG M AN TO TA K E
position ns stenographer and type?
writer. Address LAWYER, tare Vlr
glnlnn-Pllot, Portsmouth. se9-tf
EMOVE6 "TO~0UR OLD STAND,
110 High street, Bennett's new build?
ing. Neat Printing; reasonable prices.
Hurry work our delight. THE WHIT
SON PRINTING CO. aul7-lm
ATTENTION "RED- MEN: CHIEFS
and Brothers of MONTAHK TRIBE
NO. 55, IMP. flRDER RED MEN?You
are hereby notitled to assemble at the.
Wigwam on this Sleep. II SUN, nt the
Second Run sharp, to pay the last tribute
of respect to our deceased Brother,
ORSON SEEDS. Sister Tribes faternally
invited to Join with us.
Bv order of
JOHN O. NOBREGA, Sachem.
GEO. T. WRIGHT. C of R. It
IPORTSMOUTH LODGE NO. 122. K, M.
C.?tho members of this Lodge are
requested to assemble at their Hull THIS
(Friday) AFTERNOON, at 1:30 o'clock
sharp, to attend the funeral of our de?
ceased Brother. J. J. CRAG IN.
By order of
S. D. WAIN WRIGHT,
MAC. TT. REALE, Recorder._It
fl'HE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
I stockholders of the CHURCHLAND
MANUFACTURING COMPANY will be
held at the Company's office. Church
land. Nortolk county, \ a., on WISDMSS
DAY. the 19th day of September, 1990, at
10 o'clock A. M.
W. !!. CARNEY, President.
M. W. ARMISTEAD.
Secretary and Treasurer. sc2-td
To the Public!
September 12th, 1900.
Mr. GEORGE W. PRICE, a well
known gate keeper at the Norfolk f'oun
tv Ferries, wdio served 6 years and 3
months with Messrs. F. D. Gill &
Thomas, 1 year and 5 months with Mr.
L. H. Davis has been discharged for not
standing double duty, after standing 21
hours without sleep'. It
RATIONS FOR THE POOR
Notice Is hereby given that bids will be
received at the Clerk's office until 12
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 25TH, 1900,
for furnishing the Norfolk County Alms
house with about
Specifications may be had by calling at
the Clerk s office.
W. L. WILSON.
sell-10t Superintendent of the Poor.
Ginger Ale.6c. per bottle.
Root Beer (ready for use lqt.). .11c.bottle
Butter (Elgin).2?c. per lb.
PEACHES, APPLES, PEARS.
R. E. KING,
200 OOl'RT STREET.
Special Sale of
Embroideries This Week.
4}4c, for 8c, Embroidery.
7V4C, for 10c, Embroidery.
9V4c, for 12%c, Embroidery
69c, for Black Lace Yoking, worth f 1.20
45c., for White Lace Yoking, worth 75c.
WE LEAD THE
Custom Tailoring Department
Replete with many leading imported and
domestic fall and winter woolens, in plain and
designed colorings, are fashioned by expert
tailors into perfect fitting garments. It's of mu?
tual interest to see our extensive line before
placing your order for your new FALL AND
WINTER SUIT. Stylish clothing need not be
costly, you can always get the best and save
213-215 HIGH STREET.
STICTLY ONE PRICE.
of up-to-date business methods is in
crease of trade and the only reason
for a steady increase ot trade is value.
Spasmodic increase may result from
other causes, lor you can fool some of
the people all the time, but they are
Our business has grown with increasing
strides for years. Why? Because
each season our values have been fur?
ther and further in advance of our com?
petitors?and this tact will be more
apparent in our line of Clothing,
Furnishings and fiats for the
Fall and Winter season.
FURNISHERS AND HATTERS,
214 High St., Portsmouth. Va._
Patent Medicines at Cost I
J. W. S. BUTT &. CO.,
DRUGGISTS - - 518 MIDDLE ST.
yOU CAN BUY SUMMER GOODS,,,
For half price at A. J. Phillips'
Must have room for fall stock.
A, U. PHILLIPS, u* ^uj^^R^UjsujALL
SPECIAL SALE OF COTTONS
WEDNESDAY. SEPT.. 12TH.
4-4 FRIMT OF THE LOOM FOR 7c. 10 YARDS TO A CUSTOMER.
BARGAINS IN MEN'S WORKING 8 HIRTS.
EMMETT DEANS, aao ?JjS&J?tn,aU
Public and Private School Books
Tablets, Composition Books and All School Supplies.
ANDERSON Sc THOMPSON,
224 HIGH STREET. Second-hand books bought for cash.