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3 Together With ?1JI the Leading Novelties of the Season. .an; & m ?8131 HIGH Lawrence & Welton'sOlc! Stand AFFAIRS IN GENERAL Succint Statement of News Events, Strip? ped ot Much of the Details. YESTERDAY'S NEWS BRIEFLY RECORDED bllort rnrngraplis Fcrsolisl rtn?t Olbrrnlsc-AtcoiiuiH Of KvciUtlu IcrratlUK to Every Kcmlcr-loplci IHhchbucU on llio Streets au'U 111 41111098 UIKl IIOIUON. Now is the time for the equinox. Easter Sunday wHl Pall on April 10th Instant Travel on the railroads is picking up wcmd-e-rfully. . There wias little doing in the Ma.yir's Court yesterday. The Rev. 'Dr. Ray preached at the mayy vtaird yesterday. Oorpmani's big millinery opening will take, place next' Tuesday. There was a, slight tire in Brighton yesterday, it did but Htltlc damage, "?Damon -a.nd Pythias" will he pro ser.lled by local talent early ir.i April. air. W. C. Nash seems to bi con? tinually .busy under the IK.W maoag: tncnt. ?Miss Bettle Falkland arrived in the city yesterday fn.nn IBodthnora, ba visit! friends. The sun crosses the line tto-moirow. The days and mights are supposed to l)e equal. Mr. Samuel Hodgts bad to shoot a fine bird dog yesterday, the animal show Ingfi signs of naiblos. The March term of the. County Court? iwlll b9girm next Monday morning. It will be strictly a civil c?e. The remains of Miss Mary Router will be forwarded to Prince Edward county 'to-day'1, for interment. Bill Williams sUtemptcd to cut a wo? man named ViaughaBV with a hatchet for which she -wihis locked up. The condition of Mrs. Dash fells, wife of the keeper of the o. metcry, still, re? mains In tai critical condition. 'Lent Is half gone, ?rclety neopte will soon begin to prepare for the gay season which gecrally follows after Lent. The funeral of Miss Lillie Aforocock has been changed fn un the residence to Central M. E. church Sunday ia.f:?:r noon. fMrs. Ajrimo UassSiler, of Rlchmcnd, arrived hon.-? yesterday, having been called en account of the dearth of her sister. It was rumored yesterday thatt a well known young couple had eloped to North Oa.rolina, but the report could r.iot be verified. Mr. Joseph ?Parker wli" have the most compleitc ice house In the city when it is ?1 .inpl? ted. He will deal altogether In natural ice. The negn ?. Thomas Mr-Cloud, had an? other charge preferred against him last night by a. woman who claims I bait he asmailted her. Mrs. Hattlc Godwin Williams, wife of Mr. Joseph Williams, is seriously ill at the residence of her moth r, in Eftingh2.m street. A successful operation was perform? ed yesterday on Mrs. Carr, who lives at 1,336 Green strotl.', and who is at St. Vincent's 11 cispkal. There was t)u):>e? a number of stram gers In the city yesterday fc.okVng around. The oavy yard seemed to lie their objective point. ?In this Issue C. W. Iludglns & Co. o.t?il special al.'tention n . his clam chowder, clam bouillon, < te., also all lines ? if fancy groceries. See ad. The young lady who h.'.d six dollars amd twenty-five cents stolon from her, also six gold bullions, is an orphan and Is a hard w-.rklng girl. Jordan -Nichols w is commit I 'd to the county jnil upon tfte charge of, bei ns sau'DJ on Jos Simmons.with tin axe, for which h". was given thirty days. 'Mr. sind Mrs. Atk'.ns-.n, or Lawremce vjlle-, arrived here yesterday, having ticetai summoned mi account of the death of Miss -More-cock, who Is a sister cf Mrs. Atkinson, Dr. Schmnnle says t'hnt nvcrythlrig is ready to begin work i;?n the River FTont railroad, cirnl that In a few days Itfhe sound of the men drivlr.r? spikes, etc., will b?. benrd. John Brown, allr.u .Ter? Whltehurst, was commuted to the county Jail charg? ed with havingbrokem Into the house of Captain Mayfleld and el< io a suit of clothes, via<ltie.d art $10. The motormnn who ran inlo the Sea? board Air Lino safety gnte, says he shut off the currohW, but took off brakes too soon afterwards. He reported th faults .lust as they recurred. Charly W, Kiltermnn, 1 f Lynch burg, has beer.? appointed under the Civil Service ?% copletlt' on probation In ?the Government eonstrucfloij office nt the, New.poi?:' News shipyard. John MeOlotid. a negro man. who has been wanted by the county authorities Si.ir Some I'lmc, was captured yesterday. Al few dnya ago Constable Atmueryan shot art him three times, but did not stop him. Poisons who do not walk around the city very oflJen would be surprised tb see the nuuvb-.r of Improvements that have been msrie and are being made Strangers express surprise at t'he man? ner, it:, which wa ore going ahead. The Commltt on Buildings and Sup ])lies cf the School Board visited the public schools in Atlantic City Ward yesterday to see Vim manner !ihi which those schools are heated and vrntila t;d. Tiny will ircikc their rep at to the ti iird at the next meOl'Vnil. The negro woman, Georgiutria Wood, who was -jrivsl (1, charged wl'th Bieal ing a pockctfbo k fu im a young lady who lives in Park View, hail a hearing yesterday morning aol was dlscharg d. There "wob streng suspicion of her gui'.U, hut the testimony itvue not con elusive. A gentleman ir.i this city who is In want of a horse f1 ir Iiis business had one sent to him tor Cr jail Thursday af? ternoon. The horse was hitched to a ?wutgoni and he ami a few otlv rs started out for a. rid,-. Th ar?mhl is a high spirited one ami lr! .1 In get away wlWi them. He started down High street a.t full speed with tin- waigon, with '..he driver holding hack on the reins ?und*both feet against the front until it was pushed out. He was finally stop? ped and led back ii < the stahfcs. An? other horse will bo purchased. BISHOP OBlAtNUBURY AT POUT NOK FOLK. The Methodist church In Port Nor? folk will be dedicated Sunday i.fternoon by Bishop J. C. (tramberry. There will be threo services .luring the -lay. Th-. morning service,' beginning izii n o'clock, ?will Ik- given to the childr .n, as there will pr?balbly be no room for them at the afternoor.i and night services. The pastor, the Rev. John K. White, will pr ach a stpeclaJ semi .n to the child? ren on the subject "Ruth hi tie- Harvest Fi1..kl." The choir will sing am anthem, and special hynvms nave been rehe?irsi d by the children. Th dedicate ry ser? vice Will begin .a; S p. m. The hishop will preach then and also at ihr. night servier, at S o'clc-ck. The following -a.re the anthems for the day, tb be sting by a choir of ten voices: '"Arise. O pcird,'1 "Oomss Thou F_-ur.it-." "How Kx 'el lent," and "Oil, Come, L. t l"s Wor? ship." ? FOT It DIVORCES. In>"ihe Circuit t'our: yesterday Judge ?Prent Is granted a diwee of absalulv dlvi.vrce In the suit of J. E. Russell vs. Annie. Russ 11, '11 the ground of deser? tion. The Riissells were niar.rrJd in l>^:: and lived tog il-her until 1892, when the wife left le.r husband jteind they have since h en living apart. iOn simitar (ground u til vor er, was gtaul.' il Annie A. Walker from John P'". W'.liter, the couple' having l> 011 married In-Currituck county in 1S79. Walker deserted his wife in IS94. Th. mas I'.. Thum.is procur d an .1: nuinient ?if It's marriage with Mary S. Thomas en statutory grounds. Mary 13. Thomas, colored, suing by her next friend, SUewnrti Williams, pro I our d a diyorci'a mensn from her hus? band, W. Lewis Thomiis. F'i RE YESTlBRDiAY AFTERiNOOX. Ycst-.rdny afternoon al'uu .". o'clock j an alarm cf Iii . wn Bcounded. caused by1 1 aciout house in the }i nd C L. IT. Pear-! I son, in the rear of Iiis store, corner of I Ffca.rl anil Cr. n streets, being on fire. T-hsi lire was caused by a pell! ? .f tar :-which some men were using oil -the roof I catching en lire and s i ting lire 10 the ! roor. The steam r Virginia was on ' hand and extinguished tlv lire ?h?fer* It reached ai hay house near by, which was filled with hay. The damage will nrit amount j i much, and is covered by Insurance. KNOCKED DOWN A N I > RUN OVER. The Virginian has rc.peatc-dly spoken of Hie 111.11111 r in which noine people who drive '.'ams ir. a reckless manner, es P"'.'ially in burning <;<he p rners. Vesler dny one -f ihesu pvths in turning the corner of Qi.a and ICflingham streets, knocked en small ro)... ,| child down and hurt her quite 1 ully. Sie- was air le-ndcd by one of tin- colon ?! physicians. It- is only a mall er of time bi fore s me one wM be Rev rely hurt 1>y ties,- peo For Coiiorh? mm Tlirnai TrniilPo? use BROWN'S I: R O N C H l \ L TROGH'BS. They rel eve all Thro-a; ir? ritations caused by Cold or use w th> voice. The neckties in our window will he reduced l cent each day until sold CHARLES lt. WMLT?N & CO. To make room for alteration of store, great bargains In dry goods, notions ami underwear at A. ,T. PHILLIPS. 302 High street. Time, lime Keeper* nun Time tn N|iectorH. We are Time Inspectors for the Ren Vv.rd Air Line, Nrtrfolk and Carolina and Southern railroads, and headquar? ters'for Time Keepers and fine Watch ?.epalrtng. C. S. STUCK WOOD, H0?' High street, Portsmouth, Va. FIN'F'D FOll WIFUO-BEATING Anil Rcarrested on a Charge of Bigamy ?Harm nn son- Now in Ja'il. Vo/Mi-rdmy niorn'i-ng H. Harnxunson, who keeps a l?iiber stiop on County street, was before Mayor Uaird upt-in. a oh'arge' of beuit&ng his wife. He tried In every way to pittwo thalt his wife drove 'him from home and 'that he was noti-Mvere at. tlr-2 time she alleged, that he beat her. but bis own witnesses swore thai 01:1 Thurs? day lYlghUl ho ?! hrea'.^nod to kick her out of his shcip. His Honor said he would let him down as lightly as possi? ble Odd would make the line $10 and Ovsls. tlarnraneon thought that Hie mot'.tler ended -tlhere amd was in the act - f giving security for his ho?,-wheat His Honor read him a note front Judge Ooiirgc D. Porker, requesting him io issue a ivnrraciJ for his arrest, charg? ing him wCth bljJiainy, The warrant al? leges that ha has a wife und ein? child in New York and that In February, lS95Vhe married Miss R-esehsrsgy, of this city, by whom .he has had tw children. This was s-om what <>r a surprise to htm. Ho a: once made application for hail, which w.i- r<?fused. 11 ? than sent for r.i ItUvyer to set aim to sue < nil a wrS? of ?habeas corpus, but hail not succeeded up to r, p. m. in securing bail. The piubnibllHIcs ere Wiat ho will spor.Kl the night, If avotdohiger, in jail. Soon after IJii? warrant for his arrest was served High Constable Andei'lon swore out a distress warrant! and ui oacbed his shop for rewt. He claimed to have disposed of his stuff to his father-in-law the provtcius Any, bii? that d'id ncjtl stop the ollicer from mak? ing an a! tachmtr.it: , Mr. Rteschefsky will send one of his sctr.n to New V..u k to. look up wife No. l i'ti hopes of having her <i\mo here 'lib testify against him. 1 larmunson seems liid'ffen at rond claims Siha't his wife is dead. .lust what tile outcome will be rcninlns 'to be seen. P.RTTTTV AND PTVIJSll. The yirgrnOan rcpreseivtative was shown by (.'apt. C. R. U'.irn-n yesterday u ph. J-graph of one of his line- In a full dress suit at the new uniforms Grimes' Battery propose to get. pro? vided they were m'.< called into active s'l-vb". lie sal(i that Mlie company had cvew fatigue uniforms, which were re? cently furnished by the Sti;tte, but that t;hey proposed ge-tiiCciig rhe full dress on.-s on; uif VlVi'lT own private funds. Tlte stiits will be made of Confederate pray cloth. The oat will be a long, full dress on.-, with epaulttt on 'the shoulders awd red cuffs on tih'e sleeves, , with a. red lyel'ii which will make an attractive uniform. The company hopes to he able te. have Ihent by May. si tii.it tiny ciin wear them ito Chi:r lo'.-te, hut the emergencies of the times may prevent them from buyii.tg .tfhe anno. WIUL CTJOSE 'PHI-: MEETING srx PAV NIGHT. ?Rev. Mr. Wo tor field, pastor of Owens M worlnl church, stated to The Vir? ginian re pre.--nui'i-iw yesterday ?lha'a tihe meet Or. g which h is been in pro? gress at his church for the past three weeks hsas been one C(f tins nv\st suc cessful im Lings be has had for some lime. There hurl been up to Thursday night eighty i?r?fl?*s!ans of fn'tb and ?hal the church had beep revived. Quite a number bad connected them? selves vvOth '.the church ami others would, ho doubt., do so. He said that j Rev. Mr. Ki .-ser preached his hist ser i man last night :i) a large congregation land th-ai '.'here were some few profes ! slons, and 'iihat he would close the j meevlng Suc.iViy night. A DES'PRRATE Fl OUT. i A desperate tight took place yester? day mor.h'ing between a large yellow c i ?:< a.nd i a gi ; > 1-sixeJ dog on Rart streetl Tin- two i" on.lit for sitprcmney for atbcntt ten mOn-ntcs. Sometimes orj would have lin- best of it and Mien the I other. The u v finally came out vic? torious, much io tlie delight i -.f a num? ber who stood and w.M'tchod 'iihe fight. None could hut help ndniirlctg 11?>? - pluck ' of the oni'j who. made her adversary the B ih were nearly exhausted. PKATH l?l'' MISS MORKri ICR. Miss i/'.iie M'.iy Morecoek, daughter of Cap'.'. T. .1. -Mor.-cock, died at the resldi.i r.e ? if Irei" parents, No. 423 South .-j:i :. ycstci%lay morning at 2:25 tVolcck, in the 23d year of her age. Miss Morecee-k was o, promising young lady and was quite popular with all who knew her. The funeral will lake place Suir.-'i.iy mfternoon at .1 o'clock ft. .m ifli j residence of her parents. ACCIDENT AT THE YARD. Yesterday irJorn*ir.flj a. wliltje man named I imo. who Kvcs In Brambteton, while at work on Wie must of the Puri? tan, accidentally fell t-> the deck h?low and bndie his arm nrd I'-lslqcated his shoulder. He \\\is ntttended by the yard surgei:ui cir?;l ;hcn seal no 'his home. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. TH-B BEST SALVE in .the world for Cuts Bruises, Sories, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores. Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains-. Corns and all Skin Erup? tions, and positively cures Plies or no pay ??ottuired. It Is Kuaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Uurrow. Martin & Co. . NAVAL ORDIv?f. SNbi\i3? orders have boon Issued as foli.iws: LieuV'nunt Commander N. .1. Palch, supervisor New Y< nk harbor, vice Lieu? tenant Commander W. L. Fl'Ud, rillev cd. The unejpptred leave of Lieutenant Jacob J. Hunker has been revoked, ami he has bain ordered lo the Fish Com? mission. Surgeon J. C. Gardner lias been or? dered to the Dolphin. Passed AsslstKmil' Surgeon T. W. RHoh ?airds. detached ?r?.'tm the New York navy yard and ordered to th;. Muchias, March 22d. Tfoa unexplrcd lenve i r LleuVennnt L. L. Reamey bus been revoked and ll! has bot? ordered to duty in the Bu? reau of Yr.irds and Decks. Lieutenant 10. D. Uostlck, from the Franklin arid onh\r;d .to the M.u-hln<. March 22d. Lieutenant R. (!. Clark, Lieutenant \v. R. Shoemaker, Ensign P.. B. Mieter and L!:.u tenant* IL G. Dresel, detached from tlv Naval An il my and ord'fred to the Puritan, March 2lst. Pissed assistant Engineer 13: C. Bry? an, detached from the Bureau cif Steam Engineering arid ordered to New York with thv Dolphin. Ensign W*. C. Col. , detached from Hie Washing!'.!! r.-avy yard and ordered to the Dolphin, iM'arch 24th. Assistant Pa.ymnster W. H. l/.ard, to the Machlas, March 22d. Ensign S. E. \v. Kit: lie, detached from t.'l.c olllce of N ,val Intelligence, March -I'd, and ordered to th, Dolphin lieutenant A. E. Culver detached from the' Bureau of Ordnance, March 2".'d, JiTkI ordered to the Dolphin. Lieutenant \V. II. ll. s-tith- rland. de? tach 1 f:' m the Bureau of Equipment, March, 22a, and ordered to the Dolphin as executive officer. Commander H. \V\ Lyon, lo com? mand ih:. Dolphin, M: uvh 24th. Er.Hlgn It. McLean, d rtuch ?I from the Adams and ordered lo the Al-batross at uiice. Lieu ten 2<rJ:' Ii. E. Pannen tcr, detached fp.im the Albatross ami ordered to th.. : hospital ait Mar - Island for tr i itment. N A V Y-VA I: D NOT ES. Tha dynamite cruiser V suvius ar? rive,! a Ilatnpt' i ? Heads and left IV.r W.t.-himrt. ? . yesterday. The tor)i do tbmrt Rod gor.? tylll arrive here from Baltimore to-day and will go iirtii commission nil oevce Passed Assistant Engineer D. E. DIs mukes 'l.i.k been detached fii.Mii this yard and ordered to I'he monitor Terr ror. The Puritan will kj? completed to-, iruhti. Moi-e men are being 'tl.ikcr.i In t'he cor, struction depnr.imeat. The Jcssemler will leave thtr? yard this moiir.'lng. IN A CRITICAL CONDITION. Ll title Will!'.- Emmers> m, l.hc youth who ?was bitten In February, whi n Mr. ein spie wins bitten, is i:> a critical conditio];. He is extremely nej-vons, with a twitching ' if tihe muscles, lie had spasms yesterday nfteriv on and also some congestion. His phyislcia,r.i is hope-, fill that the symptoms now presented will develop, mil 'the- lit 11 - - f. How com- j plains of pa ice eibout the .face and hotly, pea mv here the'bite was.. Ij?st night his condition was critical. His cas? will !)?? watched with interest: GONE TO Die. GOLiD. Messrs. S. Wilson Marshall and Lewis F. Marsh-all. of this city; Dr. Woodlcy and Mr. TL'PP. of North Can .iii.n, li-fti here for Richmond yesterday, from whCch polnli it hey will leave to-day for the Oairaibus district of British Colum? bia in search of gold. The parly plans 10 Stay a year in I he far ir.iolh and their nrai->>- friends It ']<?' they will bo sue ?c-.-6ful In itfciilr search for the yellow me: :1. Cvipt, Ii. I'. Marshal went ti ? i llloliinond with them. THE EDWARDS WILD TO BE CON ST KD KD. By petition of Miss M. E. 11. Itlnmire, n w deceased, Judge: R" iboil.? K. lT-.-ntls, "I" th?. Norfolk County Circuit Court, is' asked to construe the will of John O. P. Edwards, deceased; Judge' Prent is lias the will under consider..: ion. J: is a compile uted affair. ARRIVAL OK MACHINERY. Mr. Henry Wilttscu, who will shA'cMly run a s?ap fafctory in the old horse car Darn, on Glasgow strevt extended, has arrived with a consignm.-'-Tit of machine? ry which he recently 'purchased in Philadelphia. The proposed factory, ?when In operation, will emp> >y in the neighborhood of 25 cr 30 hands. HAS ACODPTIOD THE POS IT ION. Mt. Frainik Crocker, president of the Portsmouth Y. M. C. A., received ai telegram yesterday from Mr. J. P. Stubbs, assistant secretary c.f -tilie Rich? mond Y. M C. A., staking tha.t he would accept Ohe position of secretary of -the Y. M. C. A. of this city, and -that par? ticulars would he forwarded by m-all. Mr. Stubbs is spokco of as a ycung nr.iiei of high moiul character and tit cont'l'derahle ability, -and will, no doubli, be a big add!Mem -to Rttid association, which is stliTering for want qf a sec? retary. DFA'OTIONAL M>EtF/niNiO. Tlhe Epwi.rth Leaiguo- t'live-tlonal meeting at Mcir.aimental M. E. church last night \V?i? well amended. There wins QUita an cxtendve programme prc stentj;d. _FORTS MOUTH ADV'S. W Competent Grocery: Clerk; konwa how to enter to the tastes and needs of Iiis pnlrons by making Iii? busi? ness und customers n thorough study; Wo are prepared to offer you as line assort? ment us yen can lluil In I he ellv, especial? ly during Lent, which It Is so hard for the housekeeper to llud something that is real appetizing. There is nothing liner thiiit our Royal Scarlet Canned Goods. Espe? clally do we call attention to our Lobster. Bnlinds Steaks. Ol am Chowder, Canned M.o-kerel, Tomato Sauce, Kippered Hel? ling, Scotch Herring and it nninher of fancy canned delicacies Which will snvu you so much time ami trouble, Don't for I gel our Sun Beam Flour If y?u want I good bread: C. W. HUDGINS & CO. 802 Crawford Street BOTH 'PHON 138*1310. PORTSMOUTH ADV'S. IT IS W ITH Gil 10AT PLEASURE, AGENCY OF Til 13 CELEBRATE!!) .f. AND GBN'i* LEMHN'S. PRICES 12',i< LISLE FOB I.A1HKS. EIlVliVlEITT EDEIAIMS. ANNOUNCE THAT I'VE SECURED TUB II. C; HOSl BUY?HA Ol KS", Cll I I.MIKNS , TO 50c. SPECIAL NUMUlCIt 25c. It LACK 320 HlRh Street, TERMS CA, SM. Bed Bugs. Bed Bugs. Bed Bugs. NOW IS'THE TIME TO BEGIN YOUR WOltKS OF EXTERMINATION AND I I'ltKYl'.NTK >N. Tl 110 STICK Tu FSK IS "CAItlt'S CONCENTRATED CO It It OS IVE SUBLIMATE KNOCK OUT DROPS. PULL PINT BOTTLES WITH BRUSH ON LY 25 CENTS, PATENT MEDICINES CUT HATES; Jerome P. Carr, Wholesale and Retail Druggi3t, Phone DSl?Corner court and county streets and Green, Vionr Bart?Phdho 13G3. Conds delivered tu tiII S'-ellons of cl:y and suburbs free of charge. lNSTRlrCTMOlNS Gl V ISN 'I'd Till': SCHOOL TF.ACIll'JHS. LadJ night Dr. F S. Hups semi tor Supeirln|iehdet!it, John C. Aahtun ?..:?? \ gave his Instructions passed by the Board of Heal I'll uml Hie City Council, In refer! hco 1(> tha viscclwatibn ? if school chlldrcnr. Tlie superintendent.' was in? st rue; ion 'to present the eiainie 'io the teachers at their meeting t< -day and for him t'o impress upon each pupil In the school on Monday that, unless they <ire vpx-clnated by April l&th or euh pp - duce a dodtdrV) cert'Kleate that they have li en vnccinuO?d wl.'hfa' the past three? years they'will not lie allowed to remain in the schcioj nfttr Unit dale. All children who ana not alhlc to pay Mr the pant" can toe vncelnaiJed free of eh arge. Dr. Hope eiaiysihe intends ti. sake the' mi:?tter Under his personal supervision, and see that nia child is*r ters the school In S ptembr.r who cannot piuduce a drxlJor's certificate showing 'ihj.t they have been vaccinated, as he has reason li:i believe tha't unless every precaution is taken Ib?it we may have the smallpox here next fall and will.'er. lit has been all over the South tills winter ninVI we might escape, but grave cafe will be need'.d ?to prevent it, and hv. considers that IJhi vaccination of school children will he 121 proven tat Ivo to a large extent. Some IM.Uo .excitement was created lasll light aliUiiL 7 o'clock whep -Mr. Carmine's fanffly discovered that ilihelr little 4-year-old girl was missing. The police wen.- soon notified nir.l put in search. She wm found in a s.lioi-t time after the search wi.-.n begum at itvne of I'he neighbors near by. Ti:,- eulvoi'tis of the Norfolk and Southern wem cleared out yesterday and' the waiter In that motion wUl take its natiitral course si sia !?.??. \V.- tire glad to Ray. also, tiaat they cirp :.<: belter shape for draining now thitini before. The new ii-rnni- giveii Second street, in the .vlc'r.ity of Map] avenue, Is ViPendletiMi." Miss Delia Loch returned yesterday morning from New York. The 13. V. 1'. U. me1 lost night in regular sesskti.ti at the Rerkley Avenue church. The |5pworth League of |,he Cheslmul Street M. IS. ohuroh met last night wilth is good au'iandance. ' Sped ail music added much to the lyvasion. 'I'he loss of WiaJii.ii l.Mc.ko's pocket-] book, contia>ln!ir.i.; a small sum of money, was reported to Police Ollicer Grim last night. Mr. .1. A. Connolly, wit- lived In K?st? ern Shore for seveiol wieoks, return',I yesterday sckI is slopping at llcrkley Military Instil tu to. Mr. George Itench, of this Iowta who w3b taken .to St. V.meat's II sp ta.! sevenM days ago, had a very critical but successful operation pert \rmed on him yestordiay. A mum party was given at the Ry kinl Institute la-s?t night. Twenty-five cenla was the liberal price far speak? ing. Mr. Alberti ITunley, employed on tliia New York, PhMa-.l-.-lvhl.'t _aul Norfolk r.-v lri/ad, who spent the :?!???> <??oek with re'lnltlves fci Matliews county, returned ycsT-rrt-.ty. Prompt anil Permanent. Richmond Vn., March II, ISM.?John T. Will, 721 N. 28th street, this city, was pois? oned by poison oak. ife took Ilcod's Sar saparllla and three bottles cured him. Jto says his bloed has lieen pure ever since, and ho earnestly recommends this medi? cine. FOR 1110ST COAK. WOOD, KAY. GRAIN Mill Peed, Pricks. Klmc Sand. Cement, Laths, etc.. call on J. II. JACOCKS, corner Main street und Muhonu avenue. Both 'Phones. ? jal-tf BERKLEY PHOTOGRAPH HAU.EKY FOR RENT. All hitKldrn Improvements; lallest Im? proved sky lights, Cornei" High ami Crnw'ford sire as, Portsmouth Vri. M. HOSEN ? A UM. ma13-tf R EN OA tit i & WELTON ARE BELLI NO wood I'm- $1.00 rash, and fl.23 for oak; and nine. inai:i-lni KOU CITY SEltGEANT, Williamson Smith, Subject to the Democratic primary. mnlS-lni FOR COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, Louis C. Phillips. Subject to Democratic Primary; mal'.l-tf FOR PHYSICIAN TO ALMSlfpUSE F. S. EfifW. Subject ' Democratic Primary. mal.'Ntr FOR PHYSICIAN TO AMSUOUSE, Dr. A. />. Bilisoly, Subject i" Democratic I'rlmnry, mat:', if ? lij John C. Niemeycrj Auotlonocr, Resicience Property For Sale. BV AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE underdone,! as trustees of Hi. .John's Episcopal Church, we will offer for sale at public auction, before I In v. nrlhouse door of the eiiy of Portsmouth, Va., At 12 O'Clock Iff., FRIDAY, March 25, 1898, The following described property, to-wit: lleginnliiK ;>n the weal side of Mlddlo street north of North street m the lino ot ; ihr Ii t of the late W. II. II. Hodges; thence I running weal along said Hodges' line 120 : tin i to .i hin. : tin nee north along said lane ? about feel to the line of the lot belonging to Hie late W. I!. Wilson: tli-nee. east along i said last named loi 120 feet to Mlddlo street: thence south along said street about !? <! to the beginning. TERMS?CASH. L. R. WATTS. M. I). EAST WOOD, V. J. N A W, Trustees. JOHN C. NIBMBYER, A net longer. mhl7 Excelsior Oil I The Highest Fire Test. The Highest Flash Test. Highest Gravity Obtainable PRICE 75c. FOR FIVE GALLONS. Cannot be furnished by other dealers at any price, A good 150 degree Test Oil for GO cents for live gallons. All customers furnished with our Patent Pump Cans. I .cave orders at office E. C. R ROOKS, CO High street, or phone W. L. REALE, old, phono 1SS5. The Excelsior Oil and Gasoline Co. mh!7-3t _ MOT ICE OK MONEY'S WORTH.?Moa M sure guaranteed or money refunded. One-quarter cord select No. 1 pine, wood at $1.25. Oiu?<|iiarter cord goad No. 2 pino wood at f 1.00. Onc-iiuarter "cord bnst.. No. 1 oak wood at 31.20, One-quarter cord best No. 1 mixed wocid at $1,25. One-quar? ter cord good No. 2 mixed wood ait It.10. One-quarter cord good railroad slab wood at !-;0c. Phone Dl?. H. 13. WILKINS, 1213 Washington street, 309 High street and 218 South street. J. J. Mcl'herson. mal3-tf FOR. RENT.?No. 2JJ. Crawford stroot. 7 rooms and kitchen; bath, (hot and cold), llrcplacc heater, range, gas, city sewer? age; everything modern, 5300 per year. No. 212 Crawford street, 6 rooms and kltchon, bath, sewerage, gas, excollont condition. Either bouse within two minutes' walk ot the ferry, yet In best residential seutlon of the city. Apply JNO. L. WATSON, CCD High street, Portsmouth, Va.