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< BELL TELEPHONE.
THE LIST IS GROWING.
For the information of the public the Virginian-Pilot will
from day to day publish a list of the names of business houses
and residences that have discontinued the service of the
Southern Bell Telephone Company. If you have discontin?
ued, or intend to do so, please notify the Virginian-Pilot.
The following list of subscribers, who have ordered their
'phones out, has been furnished the Virginian-Pilot:
ARMSTRONG & BRAINARD. Real estate. 308 Main street.
AMES. BROWNLEY & HORNTHAL, Dry Goods and notions. Montlcello
Hotel, corner Granby streeet ond City Hall cvenue.
EDWARD R. BAIRD, JR., Attorney at la\v, Lowenburg building.
A. BRINK.LEY & CO.. Wholesale grocers. 167 Water street.
A. BRINKLEY, Residence, 805 Court street, Portsmouth, Va.
CAPT. J. M. BURDEN, Grocer, Church and Nicholson streets.
W. LINDSAY BIBB. Attorney at law, 53 Granby street.
C. H. BULL & CO., Wholesale lumber, 511 Columbia Bldg.
C. H. BULL. i Residence.
CHARLES J. BASSETT. Milliner, 3SG Main street.
J. Ij. BUNTING. Grocer and ship chandler, corner Main and Mathew streeta.
G. S. BRIGGS & CO.. Wholesale lumber, rooms 501-608 Citizens' ::ank bld'g.
C. BILLUPS. SON & CO., Manufacturers agricultural imp., 150-201 Water St
CRAMKLETO:: LOCAL BOARD OP IMPROVEMENTS.
W. L. HROOKE & CO., W.vMesalc trrocers and provisions, 81 Roanoke ave.
L. R. BRITT & CO.. Wov^-~""~ ?. 12 Nlvlson street.
CA TT. J. M. BURDEN, Grocer. Church and Nicholson streets.
D. CARPENTER, Furniture and carpets, 356 Main street.
D. CARPENTER, Residence.
CO?PER MARBLE WORRB, 169 Bank street.
(JURTLAND LUMBER CO., 602-C03 Citizens' Bank building.
.I'M HI A PEANUT CO., 307-311 Water street.
JCABLER'S BAKERY, 66 Bank street.
L. W. DAVIS, Wholesale tobacco and* manufacturer of cigars, 94-96 Com
mercia 1 Place.
GEORGE W. DEY & SONS, General Insurance agents, 261 Main St.
S. DOZIER, Dry goods and notions, 206 Main street.
DUNCAN BROS.. Wholesale and reta 11 grocers, 41 Market Place.
P.. J. DUNNING. Residence.
I. W. DEJARNETTE, Merchandise brokers, 148 Water street.
. ENGLE & BRO., Hardware, cor. Main St. and Roanoke avenue.
E. 1 :MAN & CO., Lumber manufacturers, 602-603 Citizens' Bank
E. H. FREEMAN, Residence.
R. S. GODWIN &. T?0., Produce commission merchants. 75 Roanoke avenue.
F. L. GHANDY, Hay, grain and feed, 42 Roanoke avenue.
II. B. GOODRIDGE & CO., Wholesale grocers, 92-98 Water street.
T. W. GODWIN & CO., Proprietors Virginia Iron Works, 432-462 Water Si.
J. S. GROVES CO.. Wholesale fruit, produce and commission merchants, 39
_._ 41 Ro?noke square. -
.1. HARDY HENDREN, Marine notary, 51-53 Commercial Place.
I HUDSON & BRO., Freight transportation, river, bay and sea towing, 68
I CALEB HODGES, Grocer, corner Mosely nnd Chapel streets.
C. H. HOOVER, N. Y. Life Ins. Co., Citizens' Bank Bldg.
W P. IVES & CO., Wholesale liquor dealers, 99 and 101 Commercial Place.
W. P. IVES, Residence, Portsmouth.
GALE JEWELRY CO., 310 Main street.
? JOHNSON & DAUGHTREY, Wholesale commission, Roanoke Dock.
1A, M. JOHNSON, Contractor and builder, 192 Bank street.
JESSE JONES & SON, Hay, grain and mill feed, 26-30 Roanoke Dock.
MRS. R. B. JONES, Residence.
KELLY & HORUM, Wholesale grocers, 3S-40 Commerce atreet.
KELLY. THORNTON & WILLIAMS, plumbers, 171 Bank street.
J. W. LAWRENCE & SON, Commission merchants, 22 Commerce street.
DR. J. F. LYNCH, Office 201 Columbia building.
LAWRENCE & WELTON. Dry goods and notions, 218 Main street.
MOTTU, DEW ITT & CO., Brokers, 31 Granby street.
F. E. NOTTINGHAM, Real estate and rental, Columbia Bldg.
NORFOLK BOAT CLUB. Foot Freemason street.
OLD DOMINION PAPER CO., Paper Dealers and printers, 98-100 Commer?
B. G. POLLARD, Commission merchants, 36 Roanoke Square.
J. W. PERRY & CO., Cotton factors a ml commission merchants. Fayette,
corner Leo, Southern Railway wharf.
J. W. PERRY, Residence.
THE PETERSBURG. NORFOLK & JAMES RIVER STEAMBOAT CO.
J. w. PEDIN & CO., Wholesale grocers, 49 Commercial rincc.
^h. L. PAGE & CO., Real estate and r ental agents and auctioneers, 22 Bank
?.- . _ . . atreet.
H. L. PAGE.
POCOMOKE GUANO CO..
624-626 Citizens' Bank building.
C. W. FRIDDY & CO., Cotton bagging and ties, rooms 624-626 Citizens' Banlj
POWHATTAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY. I.ai.. ,ert's Point.
CHAS. W. B^IDDY. Residence. ?
J. W. PHILLIPS.
RUDOLPIII & WALLACE.
REID'S FANCY GROCERY CO.,
Merchant tailors. 333 Main street
86 Roanoke avenue.
RUSSELL & SIMCOE. Wholesale and retail dry goods and notions. 3A6 Matn
T. r. ROGERS, Real estate and rental agents, rooms 20S-211 Columbia bld'g.
T. F. ROGERS, Residence.
STANDARD OIL CO.. G. Leonard Fie Id, agent, office 15 Commerce street
TAYLOR & PHILLIPS, Marine railway, Atlantic City.
TISCHLER TOBACCO CO.. 404 E. Main street.
U. S. HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE, , Custom House.
VIRGINIAN - PILOT PUBLISHING CO.
VIRGINIA PHARMACY, 276 Church street.
E. A. WATKINS & PRO., Lumber and planing mills, corner of Prlnvres?
Anne avenue and Lambert's road.
J. G. WOMBLE'S SONS, Wholesale and retail hardware, 01 Commercial
WINSTON HARDER & WICH ARD CO., Wholesale dry goods and no?
tions, 80-S2-S4 Co rr.merce street.
W. H. WALES, JR., Wholesale wood and willowwarc. 200-202 Water street.
E. L. WOODWARD & CO., Wholesale grocers. 1'.2-114 Water street
W. T. WOODIIOUSE, Grocer. 000 E. Hrambleton avenue.
WILKINSON & NEVILLE, Job printers. 18-21 Roanoke avenue.
SOUTHERN BELL 'PHONE
WHEN CONTRACT EXPIRES.
For the information of the public the Virqinian-Pilot pub?
lishes below a list of subscribers who will discontinue the use
of the Soulhern Bell Telephone service when their present
contracts expire: -
B. F. ALLEN, Commission merchant, 10 Roanoke Dock.
W. T. AKRINGTON. Grocer, Corprew and Marshall avenues.
J. D. ARMSTRONG <fc CO., Oyster packers.
TJOARD OF TRADE AND BUSINESS MEN'S ASSOCIATION.
C^^q^^^ON, Ship broker.
CONsT^^^P^^' ^IfANY, Xo. 1S1 Church street.
S. T. DI( '.iNSOX, JR.. & CO., T~;\i ?? <? - ker, 17? Water street
EGGLESTON & EPPES, Insurance. Haddingtori ?btttUllng.
F. FINE, Grocer, 2G9 Bank street.
FREIDLIN & BROWN, Wholcrale grocers. Portsmouth, Va.
FREIDLIN'S SONS, Wholesale grocers. Portsmouth, Va.
FEUERSTEIN & CO., Oysters, Fish, poultry, etc., foot Commerce street.
HARNEY BROS., Tug boat and barges, 15 Nlvlson street
THE HUB. Tailors and clcthiers, 374 Main street.
HOWLETT & TATEM. Twin c\% Iron Works, 352-354 Water street
R. D. NICHOLS, Merchant tailors, 31 Granby street.
ODELL BROS., Fish oysters, game and produce, 1 to 9 Roanoke Dock.
PUPURA FRUIT CO., Wholesale fruit and steamship agts., Commercial Place.
STIEFF PIANO WAREROOM, Granby street.
TALBOT RROS., Attorneys-at-law. Tal bot bullding.
TALBOT, F. AND M. W., Residence.
TUNSTALL & SCHEIB, Sash, doors and blind dealers, 306 Water streot.
VIRGINIA IRON\ COAL AND COKE CO.. Nlvlson street.
WILLIAMSON & SYKES, Furniture d ealers. 5C3 Church street
C. A. WOODWARD, Merchandise broker, 190 Water street.
E. J. WILKINSON, Residence, 215 B ute street.
WILLIAMS, MARTIN & CRAY, Wholesale druggists. Commercial Tlace and
XMas Goods Less than Cost
-Great Slaughter Sale Monday; uf all left over XMas -.nods.
The following articles at strictly lA price.
Jnrdlnlers (largo and small)
('nrnli and Brush Sets.
Neck Tie F.oxes.
I lolls Bootees.
Soap I Soxes.
Knife. Folk and Spoon Sets
acelcts. II Knife. Foil
Special Sale of Outing Skirts.
39c, 6Sc and 8?c Outing Skirts to be sold Monday at 2$c
Full line of black and colored skirls cheap.
Special in Boy's Fleeced Underwear.
3^c Shirts and Drawers all sizes to p;o at 25c.
The above prices are mad? to prepare for sto< l< taking.
EMMETT DEANS, :s~? VJjffSJ?tn&?
OF THE AGE AT PHILLIP'S,
From Now Until January 1st, 1QQ1.
5T?MONDS, Established 1868
C. S. SHERWOOD, SILVERWARE,
206 High St., Portsmouth. CUT GLASS
POPtsmOUtll, "Vi vJi'iiiiJl,
AGENT FOR THE GREAT MAJESTIC STEEL RANGE.
Patent Medicines at Cost T
J. W. S, BUTT & CO.,
DRUGGISTS - - 4 518 MIDDLE ST.
GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS
His Dungeon Gates Will Be Open?
ed to Admit Death.
The Intercession ot H?o Doomed Man's Sis?
ter. Queen Olgn. Softens the Henrt or
Iho Czar und Secure* the Ilrothcr's l':?r
It la rumored In high circles here that
Grand Duke Nicholas Constant iite
after serving twenty-five years of a
life Imprisonment sentence at Task
kend, in Siberia. Is to be released und
permitted to return to Russia, or to
the home of Queen Olga to die. The
reason for the clemency of the Czar
and the commutation of the Grand
Duke s sentence is that he is rapidly
approaching death from tuberculosis;
and ihe Queen, his sister. Is anxious
that he should be permitted the com?
forts of her home before death relieves
his sufferings Anally and places him
beyond the pale of human aid. The
Czar lias received the Queen und en?
tertained her In his palace for the past
fortnight, where she has been con?
stantly at the side of the Czarina dur?
ing her cohnhcmen.t. The condition <>f
his wife and her desire that be should
extend Clemency tu his uncle has prob?
ably done more toward achieving the
Queen's ubjci t than any appeal, for
t Nicholas Is (imposed to regard the
Grand Duke as a dangerous and un?
safe criminal to be abroad.
The Grand Duke has certainly given
Nil hbins reason enough for his opinion
with regard to his dangerous character.
Ever since his exile to Siberia the royal
prince has been a confirmed Nihilist,
makini; no effort to conceal his views.
He Bays Ilia', he was the victim of Ihe
|nJ?8tlce of the Russian Court, and
has suffered a degradation and an luv
prlsonmcnt thai is worse than death,
and means if he is ever frei- to accom?
plish his ends to wreak vengeance on
those in authority In Russia. Of
course, what is known of his views and
doings Is only reportnl by hearsay by
those who are connected with the gov
ermcnt service in Siberia, but there la
every reason to believe that the state?
ments are true, since it was the avowed
purpose of Cxiir Alexander to release
the prisoner shortly before his death,
and .that bis intention was only
changed when he learned ot the pain?
ful views that his relative entertained
toward the crown and the government.
A SISTER'S LOYALTY.
The Grand Duke was not generally
believed to be'the victim of a conspira?
cy when be was sentenced In banish?
ment. He was thought to have been
allowed greater liberties than he de?
served at that time. His escapades,
and later His crime against -the Czar,
certainly brought the gieatest discredit
on the royal fnntfly, and it was not for
years after that the Czarina recovered
from the shock of the discovery of bis
guilt. Queen ("lira alone stood by him
and maintained thai her brother was
of royal flesh and blood, and while he
deserves the severest tensure should
be allowed to escape with no actual
punishment. Since his exile she has
been his untiring champion and used
every Influence to secure his release. It
is only since "the news of bis fatal ill?
ness, however, that she has felt as?
sured to obtaining her desire.
LOVED AN AMERICAN.
The Duke was enamored with an
American woman, a Phlladelphlon, by
the way, it will be remembered. Fanny
Lear was the name by which she was
known throughout Europe, though her
real name was Mrs. Hattle Hlackford.
Ho followed her about St. Petersburg,
nnd later throughput Europe, and lav?
ished upon her everything that the
wildest extravagances of wealth could
conceive. She received Iiis favors with
alternate coldness and warmth, follow?
ing the caprices nnd whims <>f her
class, and filially turned her buck upon
himself and his family by stealing bis
mother's jewels and finally those of the
imperial treasury at St. Petersburg.
She was- compelled, however, to dis?
gorge all of the treasures that ho pave
hor when the final denouement was
made, and in spile of the protests of
the United States Charge D'Affairs was
exiled from Russia.
THE LOVE DEGRADED.
The Grand Duke, however, was not
so ca.-ilv lei off. lb- was d.-miccd .if
all the honors of his birth and all his
military dignities. When publicly re?
primanded it is said that he threatened
the Czar, and for this his exile to Si?
beria was extended from a ten-year
sentence .to a life Imprisonment.
It is surprising thai he withstood the
rigors of his confinement as well as lie
did. though he was treated with every
consideration compared to the other
unfortunates condemned i<> exile, lie
had already been broken of the wild
life that he led and it was thought thai
bis constitution could not long with?
stand the ravages of disease and the
stress of his years, Hut in spite or
everything ih n was predicted with re?
gard to hi:; short life ll v is not out"
six months ago thai be v as actually
brought low. Then he v as discovered
to have consumption, nnd it Is expect?
ed thai he will not survive more than i
six months longer.
What notion the Czar will take an'1
the rtceptlon of bis decision by the
Duke Is awaited with interest.
Porto Ricnn Legislation
(Cor. or the Associated Press.)
Fan Juan, Dec. 24.?The Legislative
Assembly of Porto Rico adjourned
Saturday until January L'. It bad been
in session IS days. Nearly fifty bills
have been Introduced, t ut not one has
been of interest or promise to the busi?
ness people. The popular opinion
among the Americans Is that if the
bouse continues as it Is Congress will
abolish it altogether and govern the
island through n Governor and cabinet.
Such Irregularity has been followed
that it Is a question hiorc whether any
business has been legally done.
England's Aimy und Navy.
It wns recently stated that England
would lie unable lo cope with a swift
enemy, .tint she Is un pro pared to properly
defend herself 11 "in a Bilden onstaght, und
that both the army and navy is inade?
quate to meet a sudden invasion. Eng?
land Is, in tin;- Instance, like the individu?
al who allows disease to slowly creep in?
to his svsti 'ii through a stomach too
weak to properly digest the food taken
Into 11. To strengthen the stomach, there
is nothing better than Hosteller's Stom?
ach flitters. It cures dyspeslo, constipa?
tion. Indigestion, liver and kldney
troubles, and as a tonic, It Is Incompar?
able. The bitters strcnKthens the nerves,
produces natural, refreshing sleep, und
Klves renewed life, strength nnd vlgur to
the svstem. It Is undoubtedly the best
medicine In the world for run down or
debilitated systems. Try it, and be sure
to K?t the genuine, with our Private Rev?
enue Stamp over the neck of the bottle.
BERKLEY NEWS AND ADVERTISEMENTS 1
FRIEND OF SCHOOLS.
Mr. William Tillotson Attends
Teachers Meetings in Richmond.
A Dodger Tust Knutnerates Mitre Hanna's
Many Sins?A Trolley Party?A Small
Utax??Reception lo a Piislor? Persoual
unit Ol Ii.'i r. ho.
Mr. Wm. Tillotson. a member of the
Washington District School Hoard, re?
turned from itiffhmond1 yesterday,
where he attended the sessions of the
State Teachers' League and the South?
ern Educational Association. He re?
ports having spent a very pleasant, as
well as a profitable, trip. He Is very
much pleased with What is being done
in the State looking to better methods
Mr. Tillotson Is from a section of the
North where the public school system
has been perfected to a much greater
degr< e than In the Sovith. ami is very
! much Interested In the progress of the
'.'schools Soulh.as well as in this district
j which has attached to him a lai?e
; number of admirers.
A UNIQUE DODGER.
Mr. Harrison Etheredge, well-known
j in this Community, has gotten out
! unite a unique dodger, styling ".Marcus
j Hnnna. the American Republican Com?
mander and Representative of the Eng?
lish Government," and denouncing him
u? a traitor lo the Constitution, a father'
of trusts and a menace to public good.
He goes oii to enumerate Hanha's
faults and winds up by Baying: "Any
tighter who wishes to attack any of my
. plans'hereln set forth Is Invited to pres.
! cm the matter to the undersigned for
i settlement. Respectfully to all per
''HARRISON I:tH E RE DC, E,
"Exdeacon and Ex-postmaster."
A TROLLEY PARTY.
Friday evening a delightful "trolley
party" was given to a number of Berk?
ley's most popular young people by
Mr. 13. M. Tllley, of South Norfolk.
After their return to the home of Mr.
Tllley they were Invited to the dinlng
room. where they were served with
delicious refreshments. The following
were the participants:
Miss Fay Martin and Mr. C. F.
Heard, Miss Louise Harrell, of Lynch
burg, and Mr. Henry Jacocks, Miss
Luclle Berkley and Mr. Wallace Olbbs,
Miss Blanche Mas-tin and Mr. Herman
Williams, Miss Elsie Williams and
Mr. Geo. D. Parker, Miss Dempsey, of
Boston, and Mr. Gordon Mlckle. Miss
Kessle Lyons and Mr. W. O. Prltchard.
A SMALL BLAZE.
An alarm of (ire from the first ward
called the lire department out u?.si
evening. The blaze, which was kindled
from' a spark In the section of Mul?
berry and Pearl streets, was extin?
guished before the department reached
it. There was no damage whatever.
RECEPTION TO PASTOR.
The pastor of the Memorial M. E.
church. Rev. W. Asbury Christian,
and his family arrived yesterday even?
ing and were tendered a delightful
greeting by the ladies and gentlemen
of the church tit the parsonage. A
supper, coniposed of the many good
things the market affords, was spread
and enjoyed by a hu ge number of
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Extensive preparations arc being
made for an entertainment, to be given
by the Young Girls' Society in the par?
lors of the Memorial M. E. church Jan?
uary 3d, 1901. An oyster supper will
be served after the entertainment.
Mr. .1. W. Adkorson, of South Nor?
folk, is suffering considerable from
the effects of blank cartridge, exploded
In his face one day this week. He has
III arly lost the sight of his right eye
and his face Is tattooed with powder,
lie Is under the care of a physician.
The members of the Berkley Cotil?
lion Club will give a New Year's ger
man ai Pythian Hall Monday night.
It will lie a full dress affair and prom?
ises to be the event of the season.
Miss l.ula Phillips, of Richmond, la
visiting the family of Mr. P. Prltchard.
on Lee Kreet.
Miss Alice Duncan Is much Improved
-from her lllnuu~,
Miss Ada Johnes, of South Nor?
folk, accompanied by Miss Gladys Jen?
nings, Is spending several days with
the former's relatives at Elizabeth
City, n. c.
Mr. E. B. Sabine, of the E. H. Barnes
box factory, has returned from New
York, where he spent several days with,
Mr. J. M. Gibbs Is Indisposed at hla
home on Brambleton avenue.
See ad. for office boy In this issue.
If rooms In a good locality are want
See Berkley Steam Laundry's ad. lo
ed consult the ad. In this issue,
this Issue, claiming that with, Its su
Pttrb work, done by expert laundrymen.
and the use of the Berkley crystal wa?
ter, which makes linen white. It is sat?
isfying a growing trade.
Mr. T. C. Humphries has an ad. la
this issue, offering some special bar
Kains in the way of cheap shoes this;
THE CHURCHES TODAY.
Main Street Christian church. Rev,
M. P. Porter, pastor?Preaching at It
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning subject,
"Enthusiasm." Evening (the last of the
series of pictorial sermons) subject,
"Separation In Eternity." Illustrated
with three paintings, the separation of
the sheep and goats, wheat and tares,
the wicked and righteous by the an^'
St. Thomas' P. E. church. Rev. Clar?
ence M. C'onant. M. D., rector?8 a. m.
holy communion: p:45 a. m., Sunday
school: 11 a. m., morning prayer and
sermon. "The Sons of God," Galatians,
iv., 1-7: 5 p. m., evening prayer and
sermon. "The Secret of Progress and
Prosperity, Bodily. Mental and Spirit?
ual in 1901." Isaiah, art;, 31.
Monday. December 31st, New Year's
Eve?f> p. m.. Sunday school service
and festival: 11:30 p. m.. "Watch
Night." evening prayer. .
Tuesday. January 1st. 190l.'"The Cir?
cumcision of Christ;": 8 a. m., holy
communion: 10 a. m., morning prayer;
5 p. m., evening prayer.
Friday, January 4th, 1901?10 a. m.,
morning prayer; 7:30 p. m., evening
IjTOr'rENT?TWO OR three ROOHS
I In ijuod condition: Liberty street be?
tween Washington street and Herklev av?
enue. Address CARE, Vlrglnlan-Pllot of
tue.. Herkley. Va._ It '
WANTED?A BOY TO STAY IN OF
tlee; good chance for promotion to
Industrious party. Apply 9 a. m., Mtm
dny. H. T. LAW & SON, Berkley. It
QIH /1O#\T0 L O A N tn~
oAV'?\_M t\ ' amounts to suit bor?
rower. Applv to C. L. OLD & CO.
BANK OF BERKLEY.?COUNTRY
trade a specialty. Convenient hours.
Interest on deuoslts. fcll-tf
THE"BHKLEY"cOAL & IGE CO.
Stove. Nut. Egg. Broken, Lump Coal,
II A K D w o o r>
have lust received a large lot of dry _
ham rtuo?t, <>?n^JM*?^*^iAjaiijio?^?i??Ui__
II trial just the tiling TU?wrWP*'^flRBsflfcsH^
Delivered In llerkley or Norfolk.
THE BERKLEY COAL AND ICE CO..
dr6-lm EDW. J, CANNON, Prop.
Berkley Steam laundry. |
Turn over a new leaf and keep It
all 1901 by wearing our Sanitary
Steam Laundry Work.
the ONLY healthy KIND.
"BERKLEY CRYSTAL CLEAR
WATER MAKES WHITE
om Dominion iron worRs
Manufacturer Brass and Iron
Propeller wheels. Grate Bars, Car
Wheels carried in stock.
Seller Fronts made at short notice.
Machinists and Machine Work done la
drat ? la s manner.
Pattern maker and Blacksmith Work.
A. WARREN, Proprietor.
J. R. WILLIAMS,
Funeral Director and Embalmar
67 CHESTNUT STREET.
NEW YEAR'S GIFT.
We will give a Rood pair of hose with every pair of Shoes we sell for tho
next 10 days, und wo ahn give some especial low prices In order to turn shoes In
i" cash, und wo hnve a nice line in stock now. Call ami lake a look at them and
y.ui will share purchase. My Grocery Business Is booming. 1 k;_op a line lino
of Groceries; I-'rcsh Meals of all kinds a Specialty .
T. C. HUMPHRIES, 17ft BERKLEY AVE. '
CHINA'S NEW EMPEROR.
REPORT OF DO WAO ER EMPRESS!
SELECTION NOT CONFIRMED.
(?}OHa-un|u|a\i|A ?1 HdnaHajoj, .\fi)
Washington, D. ?.'., Doc. 2:1.?The Chi?
nese Minister had not returned this
morning from his trip to Montclalr,
N. J., and (he officials of the Chinese
Legation had received no information
concerning the reported selection of a
new Emperor, or of the reply said to
have been made by the Chinese envoys
<>n the demands <>f the powers. The
State Department is also uninformed
on the reported change of Emperors,
and in view' of the silence of the min?
isters the report Is received with con?
siderable skepticism. The Chinese ofll
cinls are unacquainted with the llnenge
of the youth said to have heen chosen
by the Empress Dowager for the
Naval Rosorvo Bill
fBy Telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.)
Washington. D. C, Dec. 2?.?A bill
Will be introduced in Congress upon
Its reassembling for the formation of
a Naval Ueserve, based upon plans pre?
paid 1 by a board composed of Admiral
pewey Rear Admiral Crownlnshleld
and Capt. Evans. The features of the
bill are the limitation of the reserve
forces to a total of '20.000 men. the offi?
cers not to exceed 800 In number, made
up of Ensigns, Lieutenants, Junior
grade, and Lieutenants. The term of
enlistment Is fixed at live years.
PROVED THEIR WISDOM.
Sunday School Teacher?Where did
the three wise men come from?
Phil Adelphy (whose family had only
recently moved to Chicago)?They
came from th? East
XlnlldlncH Going Vp. ?
The mngulllcent buildings which are
to house the exhibits of the Pan-Aiuerl?
can Exposition nt Buffalo next sum?
mer ate fast progressing toward com?
pletion and will soon be ready for the
collections which nro on the way from
nil quarters of the American continent.
The scene upon the grounds of the Ex?
position, In the northern part of the
city. Including part of ?be famous Dela?
ware Park, Is a busy one. aod every
day sees some definite progress uiado
In the construction work. Conditions
have been very favorable to rapid
work, and the Pan-American Exposi?
tion bids fair to break the record in
the matter of swift construction of Ex?
position buildings end their entire com?
pletlon before the Urne arrives to opc<
the gates to the general public.
?c-onneeltont at Pun-Am*rlcnn.
The state of Connecticut Is gettln|,
together a large display that will rep
resent her farm, fruit ami dairy Inter
ests at the Pan-American Expositlot.
next year. Benjamin II. Lee of Hart
ford Ib the commissioner In charge oi.
the work, and he Is assisted by a com>
mlttee composed of N. 8. Platt, chain
man. New Haven; Professor G. 8?
Phelps, secretary; agricultural station,
Storrs; J. A. Dubon, Poquonock; Pro?
fessor A. G. Gulley, Agricultural col?
lege. Storrs; B. H. Jenkins, agricultural
station. New Haren; J. B. Noble, dairy
commissioner, Hartford; tt. 0. Patter?
son, master of state ?rang?, Torriaf*