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T* OST DOG ?IRISH BETTICIR, FE malt' reddish brown over body, white under mvk and breast. Answers nnmu Rrownie. Reward for return to 223 York street._fe--? t OST.? A FEMALE FOX TERRIER; XI bsdy entlr.lv white; yellow spots over each eye. Reward if left at 26$ Free mason street. _fc2-3t WANTED. IVr AKTIE?. ? BRIGHT lady, WHO VV lies had ? me experience- In cut? ting and lilting lade s' clothing, In one of our doparlnu nts. Room too Columbia Building._ tit ANTED BXPEIRIEfNCBD DRV VV goods and notion saleslady. Apply with reference "H. X.," care Vlrglnfun llLt, _fel-3t WANT KD. ? ?URLS T() MAKE baskets; steady work: good wages. Apply to EAST HASK'ET FACTORY, corner Chapel and Calvcrt streets, Nor? folk. V.l. fel-lut (Portsmouth Star copy.) WAN T E D. - SHVKItAL TRJUST worlhy persons 10 manage our busimss in llieir own and muri.y e un? ties. Mainly ofike work conducted at lioine Salary straight $000 a year and expenses?definite, bona Ilde salary; no more, no less salary. Reference. EilCloSe 6clf-a<l?iressed stamped envelope. Tino DOMINION OOtMtPA-NlY, Dept. F., Ohl caBO._f<1lrt_ ANTED. ? BY OBNTLEM?AN. 30 years old. of 12 years' experience. position as bookkci per: win give best ref? erences. Address "BOOKKEEPER, cor ft Virginian-Pilot. J pit at ion by expert STESNOG raphor: very rapid typowrltlst; six years' experience. LlGliTNTNG, care Vlrglrdan-Pllot. _Ja3i-.it' ANTED. ? PARTNER IN GOOD paying business; a rare chance for good live man with some capital; If you moan business answer quick. Address BY I,VEST KU. care Virginian-Pilot. Ja3l-3t? _ 'CI7 ANTED A NO. 1 SALESMAN OR H saleslady; light hlgh-grndo work ainoncst ladies; go< d wages to quick, In? telligent 1 eisen Add:, ss HuWAUU. Ja31-3t _ _ _ ANTED. ?""?~N~~ EXPER1 EN? !ED salesman; also a lady thoroughly experienced for coat and suit department exclusively. Apply in wilting. AMES, B ROWLEY & HOBNTHAL._Ja2'l-tf ALADY OF THOROUGH EXPERI . ence wishes n situation ns House? keeper or Linen-Room Manager in a ho? tel. Distance no obleet First class ref? erence. Address n.. Vlrglnlan-Pllot ofllcc. jal-lf_ Wa n t E D. ? PRIVATE PUPILS In shorthand and-hook keep! ni;. Ad? drejfo d. R COX, Norfolk. Vn. dc20-lm' WANTED. ? EVERBODY to BUY oor Teas, Coffees. Every purchaser Is entitled to guess the number beans contained In a Mason Quart Jar. The person guessing nearest will receive a pold watch. KING TEA AND COFFEE co.. $9 Market Place. JaS-lm AGENTS WANTED. W'"ANTED. ? A CANVASSER TO sell Pdblcs, Pictures and House Furnishing Goods: Musi hive experience. Write to ii. sis m a N FURNITURE CO., ?Washington. n. i'. ji.31-31 AAf "?NTED. ? 2 OR 3 GOOD SALES ?1 in. ii to si ll perry Plains tor the largest berry nursery In the world. Ad? dress "B?" ear. Vlrglnlan-Pllot. Jn31-.1L* FOR RENT. FOR REiNT.?DE LI 11HTFUL SUITE of three) well finished rooms, con? necting, all front. Upper porch, use halls, hit and cold water bath; west Hute, line city railway. M. L. J., Vlrglnlan-Pllot. fe2-2t_ OR RENT, ROOMS?TWO NICELY turn shed communicating rooms with beat. $10.00; best location in Brambteb n: Uli; Clulbornc avenue. fe2-lw Jl OR RENT. ?THE TH RE E-BTORY - brick building, corner Water and Faycttc streots, formerly occupied by c. W. Grandy & Sons Possession given at nine. Apply at office of UYRD, BALD? WIN .'. CO, _ jyit tf IS OR RENT. IHK TURKIC STORY : Hrlck Store, No. 600 Crawford street, comer of King, Portsmouth, formerly oc? cupied by \V. L. New A ?'o. Posesslon given nt once. Apply to JOSEPH GR1CE, MjLMIu.ilo street. J il-tf 1A OR RENT?STORES, 200." 201. E?c Church street, at present occupied by P. Bachrach .v- Uro.. D. I-:. Levy and Alis. .). s. it. Anderson; possession Janu? ary I t IS99 Apply to J. H. BAXTER, No. 211 Church street. OClS-tt FOR SALE. Jji o It S A I. E . - DINING SALOON - well established in splendid location and doing a i.d business; cheap. E. F. O., Vlrglnlan-Pllot. Ja22-tf SPECIAL NOTICES. MONEY ;" '-"ax in any -,-J-?- amounts; no delay easiest terms. LEO JUDSON Academy of .Music- building. Ja27-lm* TT T NDKRCRADUATE DOCTO RS \) Dentists, Pharmacists, Lawyers practicing; soon graduated home. Box 196, ?'hie igo, THE WONDEKK of HYPNOTISM sent free; gives the key to all secret power; richly Illustrated with twenty seven superb photo-cngrhvlngs; anybody can learn and exert a magi.- Iniluunce over others; cur., diseases ami had habits glvo the finest parlor entertainment ever witnessed Write to-day. Enclose stamn NATIONAL I'UHLISHING ?'?>. Deal 2 Elwood Building, Rochester n Y _Jair,-su,lii.tir-|w |-> E KCl I <; I tOVM DAIRY KcTT jp nlshea milk guaranteed 20 ?er cent cream. Notify wagon to deliver to.you dally, or drop a postal to ii. W SN El - lino. Propri. t,.r. Jn20-lm* LADIES NEEDING TREATMENT for Irregularities, Lcucorrhccn or any nil.er Ovarian Troubles consult DR JACKSON, 112 W. Mulberry street Bab tlmorc, Md. Private snnltnrlum; tmined nurses. MONEY READY. - no WAITING QUICK Loans ON ip lUSHOI D FURNITURE, WHILE in USE Mort? gages and oth>r sennit i s; liberal ad values on salaries, rents, annuities 'es? tates ami permanent incomes Interviews rtrictly private, and ai! transactions rle tdl) confidential. NORFOLK mopt GAGE AND LOAN in \\ || |of holmer now No. SSS Main street, Morn/. Ofhce Huild ng, suite ;. and 0 T3? ROF, JAMES A HARVEY'S im. JL incuse success In all urinary troubles of n chronii nature. Special treatment for constlpnt on. Indigestion and all blood troubles. 425 Church street. flank?. THE NORFOLK NATIONAL HANK ? Capital, 3100,0X0; surplus and profits $2311,000, Average deposits, $2.oei.W President, .1 <:. Womble; vice-president C. W. Grandy; cashier. Caldwell Hardy! liiMtirniice, : ire. SEABOARD FIRE INSURANCE COM? PANY. 211 Main street. Patronize a home company. Mfoelts ami Hood*. MOTTE, de WITT Ai CO., 31 Granby st. Stocks and bonds. Rout hern Investments Correspondence solicited tADti'-Si Chiclietter's English Pennyroyal Pills /pitnoad StiDdi. are- the Beat. b?ii?i.i.. Till* ?<> m; : ? ? I'--, ii?ii t>. tor ftrtiiulMi, ?' It.ll.f tu L?j ?>." if n.m?B bjr Return Mall. . DrtunjWfc (VbKhestcr Cbemicsf Co., rLiiact.. Pi. _BOARDERS._ C1 KNTI.KMAN AND WIFE DESIRE X nicely furnished ro>m with board in private family: West End or Qhent: ref? erences exchanged. Address A. li., P. o. Box liri. city._It* iTlCASANT KUHNIS11KD HDOV-. with or without board, at 211 Church street, opposite St. Paul's Church. JaM-lm* _ BRIEF ITEMS OF 1NTERES1. - There was much speculation here as to the identity of the Norlolk man who claims that he was robbed of a gold watch, chain ami a borrowed pis? tol at a theatre in Newport News Mon? day night. Mr. .1. c. MncRae. of Raleigh, was In our city yesterday on a brief bust- ! ness trip. | Dr. N. I:. Fercbee, the new medical director of the Naval Hospital, is stop Ulng at the Atlantic. Mr. .1. N. Prudcn, of Edenton, N. C, was hero yesterday on business. Mr. 11. M. Harford, agent of the Louise Urlbany Opera Concerts, was in tlie city yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. It. ?\ Farrell.f of P?tvi dence, IL I., are at the Atlantic. Mr. ami Mrs. it. B. Roosevelt, of New York, were guests of tii" Montlcello. Mr. Bdward Randolph Williams, an nttorncy-at-law and president of the Richmond Traction Company, was in our city yesterday on busini ss, Mr. R. Taylor Gleavers, a prominent business man of Lynchburg, was in Norfolk yesterday. Th< re will lie mass at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, on York street, tit 0 a. m. to-day, preceded by the blessing of candles for altar use. Gjinncrs in the Currltuck region are having fine sport killing ducks. Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Grimstead will celebrate their silver wedding at their residence, No. 401 Bast Main street, next Monday evening, tho Oth Instant, from S p. in. to 12 p. m. A farm bouse near So well's Toint was burned Tuesday night. The Norfolk Art League will have its exhibition this afternoon. (':, und after tho 15th Instant tho banks of Norfolk will discontinue glv Ing away check books. The Frances Barnes Y's will conduct services at the Union Mission to-night, led by Rev. Daniel Merritt. These discharges have linen ordered in the Fourth Virginia Infantry: Pri? vates Charles II. Chapman, Company O; Charles J. Parker, Company H; W. P. M. Kella in and J. P. AVilson, Com? pany Mrl'*ranlc-I/. tilings. Company H: corporal W. P. Den by. Company K. There was a brisk set-to between two men at the corner of Commercial Place nnd Water street yesterday afternoon, which had the usual effect of attract? ing a crowd. To-day Is known as "ground hog day Mis'; T.ena May Kilnmnds. late with the choir of Bpworth M. E. Church, this city, has ncceptcd the position of lead? ing soprano in tho choir of St. John's P. K. Church, Portsmouth. The auxiliary cruiser Badger has sail? ed from Hampton Roads. Bishop .lohn C. Gronbcrry prrnche.i Sunday at Bristol, Tonn., on route to Georgetown, Texas, to deliver a series of lectures before the students of the Son i p. w.-st University. Dr. Clcbornc, Into medical dirce'or of tho Naval Hospital, is stopping with his daughter. Mrs. H. W. B. Glover, in this city. He will In a few days go to Philadelphia and take charge of the Naval Hospital there. Dr. R. I?. Payne, who has been con? ti ned at homo by sickness for several ?weeks, was well enough to bo at his oflicp yesterday. A quartette to bo known ni the Dia? mond has been organized with the fol? lowing w ill-known singers: Messrs. E. L. Williams, leader; lt. C. Williams, tenor: Rnfe Jacobs, baritone, nnd .T. F. Dozier, basso. This musical organi? zation is under tho direction of Mr. !". L, Williams and after practicing to? gether for a while will be ready to I render their service for any entertain? ment that may occur. DEATHS AND FUNERALS MR. JOS. F. BATTLI^V. The many friends of Mr. Joseph F. Battlcy, proprietor of "The Bank" sa? loon. No. II Bank street, were pained to hear of his sudden demise, which occurred .it his residence, No. 101 Mari? ner street, at ?. o'clock yesterday morn jng. afier an illness of only four days. Mr. Halt ley was on duty at his place of business Saturday night. At 12 O'clock Tuesday night he was engaged at his home in a business conversation with one of his employes, who reside* With him. Deceased was the son of Mrs. Torna ula L. and the late Mr. Joseph F. Bnt? tley, of this cily. and was 2;i years of age. He leaves n widow, the daughter of Mr. John Sadb r. of Norfolk, form? erly of Petersburg, and two children. Mr, Battli y was a member of Norfolk Lodge, B. P. O. Elks, nnd Lafayette Lodge, I. O. O. F., both of which will attend his fun. ra1 from Froemas >n Street Baptist Church, at :t o'clock Fri? day afternoon. For six years Mr. Bat tlcy was In tho employ of the At? lantic Hotel, and had the full confl dence of his employers. When the late war broke out he wna Quartermaster Sergeant of the Fourth Virginia regi? me:!:, and went as far ns Richmond with tie- command, whence It wan call? ed Into active service. Ho was a gen. tlcman of genial and whole-soul man? ners, and a general favorite with all who knew him. MRS. MARY E. COTTON. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Evelyn Cot! 01, relict of the late Mr. W. If. Cotton, who deparl.-d this life at her residence, No. '-".'<'. Fenchurch street Monday night, was solemnized from St. Mary's Catholic church at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, nnd was conduct ! ed by the assistant pastor. Rev. Father Frinll. The llornl tributes wer.- very handsoihe. The remains were interred In St. Mary's Cemetery. Following were the pa1l-bearer?: Messrs. Gas. Lngorio, George Compere, Willinm Ryan, Joseph Bamburger .1 ?hn Cash In, John O'Keefe, George Heppel, Aubrey I Butt, nnd F. Latin ip. MR. E. S. BOYNTON. The obsequies of the venerable Mr. Elijah s. Boyiiton, who passed away from earth at Iiis home at Sea tack, Princess Anne county, Monday night, were le id from the resilience at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. At the conclusion of the services at the house the n mains were brought to the city on Hie Virginia Beach train and laid to rest in Blmwood Cemetery. MILTON TALBOTT CURRY. Lillle Milton TnlbOtt curry, the 3 ycar-old Bon -if Mr. nnd Mrs. K b it Curry, residing at No. S2fl Twenty-sixth street. Newport News, died Tuesday afternoon after several days Illness with fever. Tin- remains will be brought to Norfolk to-day for inter? ment. Rend J. W. Phillips' "ad." of Steam? boat lines. iaCS-lm* I ?THE? I ? I I Hat and Furnishing | I .. Departments .. | i i I are not exempt from the | % % ? general price slashing?it j| I means big savings to Hat | * and Furnishing Buyers. g o <> Honest reductions?reductions that rc rtuco aro what make honest bargains? Tho Suits and Overcoats offered this week at the Great Stock-Relict Unloading Sale for Seven Thirty-Seven show for tlu-m sclves the genuineness of reduction claim:;?a critical comparison with goods offered elsewhere will thoroughly con? vince tha shrewd bargain seeker that they arc values which cannot bo dupli? cated at any other store. Stylish Suits, In double and slng'.c breastcd sacks, squaro or round cut, of nobby plaids, checks ami mixed effects, among them blacks and blues?of thor? oughly dependable cloths?made and trim? med in first-class manner. Overcoats of Coverts, Meltons and Ker? seys. In tans, browns and other stylish shades?Including blacks and blues?Over? coats to please every Idea and taste, mat ters not bow taatidiam They nre c/nlmr to bo sold?nothing will bo carried over until next season that can be turned Into cash?tako your choice?Seven Thirty Seven. ITonest Goods?honest values and honest representations ore the mighty magnets that attract the crowds. The irresistible power of low prices move these famous Bight Eighty-Eight Suits from the count? ers every hour In tho day and every day in the week. Men's Suits of this supe? rior standard of manufacturo will always command ready buyers for the small sum of Eight Eighty-Eight, when It '.s con? sidered that tho cloth n'.one In sime of tho suits represents more Intrinsic value than Is actually charged for the suits made up ready to wear, to say nothing about tbe'.r being tailored in our own workshops by our own tailors anil nie guaranteed to fit equal to any twenty five dollar measure made suits, produced by any tailor In tho land. The Instruc? tions from the headquarters are positive; matters not what tho cost or loss?but sell the goods?realize the money?If In? tel csted the lime is now. forges steadily onward ?spreading its tidings of wonderful money-saving opportunities into every home of Norfolk and its tributaries? Another week of price slashing?another week of unprecedented selling of the Brightest, Grandest Bargain Creations in Men's, Boys and Children's ftttire ever offered in the history of the store?Cullings from costlier lines have been made to fill the gaps made by the heavy selling of last week, and to-day the assort? ment of these great specials is greater, more varied and complete than ever. Price Slashing All Over the Pants Stock $1.47 I/.ko nil other depart? ments In the big store, the r.ui's stock must be cut down. One Forty-seven takes .the choice of sizes of a raft of durable Men's Pants ?strong materials?properly made. ? in every way pood, honest, durable panta? loons?excellent goods for the men of toll for every day hard service, whilst many aro neat .and rightly pattrms, suitable for evening wear?unequalled offoiings for the Insignificant price of One Forty Seven, (F 0. 0 0 Pome of the best Pants ^p?,?U property ever placed on clothing tables awaits the bargain seeker In the line of Pantaloons this week quoted at Two Thirty-Nine. Plenty of good desirable styles taken from tho suit stn-k. having become odds by reason of combination sales?the material ah ne In many a tually cost more than wo aro charging for the Pants made up? to say nothing about th.ir trimmings and workmanship, which aro llrst-clasi In every particular. This special stands before you as a big money saver?better take advantage of iu (T I QO The Fast Window shows J) I , ?30 some, of the samples of an endless variety of choice Men's Pants offered this week at One Ninety-Might. The linn consists of Checks Stripes and Mixtures In Cas.-i meres and Cheviots?among them blacks ami blues and a big variety of dresi y worsted effects?not a pair In the entire lot worth less than a third and some half again as much as the special cut price n iw quoted?as long as they last?One Ninety-Eight. (f f\ Q"7 Bargain time is Indeed al ,J)?.?/ band when PantlllOOIlS like those contained In the two Eighty-Seven special are offered. Ilegu bir tailors prices ate more than double for pants made of no better mat. rial, nor containing better work or trimming, and the chances are in most Instand s they wouldn't lit as w>!!. A well organ? ized tailor shop, on the floor ah ve, Is at your disposal for any alterations neces? sary, free of any extra charge. A corn t and accurate fit Is guaranteed, Just the same ns though tt.e loll value w. r? pul I for the goods?It pays to Investigate the big bargain ralutj la Men**. Panti ut Tw Eighty-Seven. coocoaosoooo I Unequalled Money | I Saving Chances ? % z t in the Boys' and Child- % I ren's Departments?Cut ? j Prices reign supreme. ^ t Buying of Boy's and * I Children's Attire was | j never made so easy. ? 5.83 Men's Suits at Five Eighty-Three spread volumes of Geuuino bargain meaning? tlio cloths uro good v.-oolen fnhrics?the patterns choice?tho workmanship or an ( xcellcnt order?thry arc as perfect us those that cost double?tho styles equal to any that rust treble?made Into fash? ionable sack coats, slnblo or double breasted?Tliey are b.'s leaders for Elvo Eighty-Three?everybody says no, and what everybody says must be so?Moro sizes to-day than ever, plain anil fancy patterns?rough and smooth effects?good looking, tip-top Men's Suits that arc Just as god for solid value, worth and wear, is on? dollar Is worth another?If lnter tslcd come early?first come, tlrst served. The Btcady response?tho continuous rush -tho maify well pleased customers I speak convincingly of tho truo merit? j w-on4i and cheapness of the suits and overcoats offered this week at the Great Stock-Relief Unloading Sale. A true har? vest for the practical buyer?the shrewd economist?1 clear saving .of flvp dollars and In many Instances ? von sum more on suits and overcoats taken from tho cream , of (ho stock. Nln?-? Sixty-Nino takes a I itholce of sulls. trade up into sintrle and i double-breasted sacks?long and short ; lengths, with high or moderately low cut ? vests- narrow ormcdlum full cut tr?us ; ns--of llrst-class worsteds, tweeds, cassl meres or cheviots, In tho nobby plaids, checks and mixtures of th's season's I nobbiest designs, Including plain blacks . und blues In rough or smooth effects, with plain or satin facing.-??as stylish In appearance and perfect In lit as any nude to measure su'ts, from the hlglicst priced merchant tailor. The Overcoats ate the season's swellest productions, Including black, blue and brown meltons and nobby tan coverts with iianosonie plaid linings or through? out lined with Bilk hort or knee lengths ?full or half box becks-double stitched ?earns?self or velvet collars?excellent qualities?all culling .. >m much costlier lines. Specimen Suits and Overcoats of the Nine Sixty-Nine specials on display In the West Window?take your choice Nine Sixty-Nine. TEH pa:* OF Mil! IT Y. YESTERDAYS RECORD OP THE COURTS OF JUSTICE. In tho Police Court yesterday Justice Tontlin disposed of the following cases: ? A difficulty between H. It. Krouse and ailta -Mid aJberl Worthlngton and wife, | at No. M Washington strei t, was in-| vestigated. Krouse was lined $7 on the! charge of assaulting Mrs. Worthlngton, and his wife ?o..*.0 on a similar charge. Charley Lawton, colored, snatching baggage on the New York wharf; lined 12. Emamtel Pinnor, colored, nuisance; live days In the j.iil hospital; James Gregory, colored, felonious shooting; delivered to I he county au j thorltlea for trial. William Brown, colored, committing ' a nuls nice; lined Jl 1. George Brown, colored, stealing coal from Norfolk and Western cars; de- | , livercd to the county authorities: for trial. TIRED OF BACH OTHER. Divorce suits have been entered In the Court of l.aw and Chancery as fol? lows: Mary M. Dunford, an Infant under the age of 21 years, by J. IT. West, her next friend, ugainal William T. Dun ford, through E. M. Baum, counsel. ? The plaintiff has not yet filed her dec , larntlon. Janus ltarr.es. Colored, against An 1 hie Barnes, through P. J. Morns, conn ? sei. The plaintiff, who signs his name by 111.ilk. alleges thai the defend.lilt d.-sertcd him in June. 1805. They were married In Norfolk, May is. iv.>_'. John Riddick against Haltle Rld dick, through J. r. Sturgls, counsel. ! The plaintiff alleges that the defend ' ant deserted bun on the day of their marriage, some time in December, IS9o, and has since lived with her father in this city. GENERAL COURT NOTES. The decree of (he Court of Appeals in the case of the Commonwealth vs. Cannon on the forfeited recognizance, reversing the lower court, which held go.i,| the $5,000 bond, was received tit th. clerk's olllce Tuesday and recorded in the common law order book of lljjjj Corporation Court; Mr. w. I-:. Swnnn, of Richmond, ar? rived hero yesterday for the purpose of tiling with Mr. L. Royster. Clerk of the court, under the land-grabbing I net, about a hundred applications for! the purchase of Norfolk delinquent real ? state. Mr. Swiinn's attorney is State Senator \v. M. Flanagan, Jim Brown, a negro, who was recent? ly bit on the head with a frying-pan by Lucy Warden, alias Jessie W add 111, I colored, died on the suburbs Tuesday i evening. The Warden woman Is now j serving a !!?(> days' jail sentence In Nor? folk for attempting id cut Brown's throat. Mr. A. P. Thorn Is in Philadelphia, securing depositions In the case of Cromwell vs. the Fruit Growers' Kx pr< as, now pending In the Court of Law ? I n.l ('hancery here. (n the Law and Chancery Court suit was instituted by the Maryland Shoe Company, a corporation doing business under'the laws of the State of New York, vs. .lohn T. Bonney & Bro., as sumpsit; damages, $?O?. TRANSFERRED TO NORFOLK. Mr. R. F. Hughes, general agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway and the Kanawha Dispatch, in this city, li.is resigned. Mr. Jotin A. Upshur, who, since 1S90 has occupied the posi? tion of chief clerk to general freight agent of the Chesapeake and Ohio at ,Richmond, will succeed him. Clintige In Keliednle. The Old Dominion Line has for the present withdrawn its Sunday small steamer Bcrvicc between Norfolk anil Old Point. tin ami after February 6th the Obi Dominion ships leaving Norfolk on Sunday will sail at 5 p. in., touching at obi Point wharf, to leave there about G:30 for New York. The week d ty schedule of the main line ships will not be changed. Tiny will leave Norfolk at 6 o'< lock for New York direct, and nol stosi :it i >ld Point, That arrange? ment npplles to the Sunday ships only. fe2-3t-eod "linn, ruber Hie Poor." The cold weather that we are expe? riencing should admonish us of the necessity of providing for those who arc in need of provision and fuel. Al? ready the demands upon the "United Charities" are heavy, and must neces? sarily increase while this cold weather lasts; and to enable us to give the ne? cessary r. ?ef no must have mean.". We. therefore, in behalf of the needy poor of tiie city, appeal to our citizens for such contributions as they can see their way clear to give, and they can fe. i assured that any amounts sent to us will be faithfully applied, and in such manner as to give most relief possibi-. Contributions to be sent to the treasurer, .lames C. Tail. UNITED CHARITIES, Norfolk, Va. All glasses prescribed by Dr. Week guaranteed. Examinations free. 810 Main street. Mit iiiuci.1; GKoiJKmion. WILL APPEAR TO-DAY at NOON | TO VIEW THE WEATHER For a period whereof the memory of man runneth not to the contrary. Sir Oracle Ground Hop has come forth on February 2nd from his cosy home ^11 the earth to which he retired early In November, to take a breath of fresh air ami to study the sky. He will appear in front of his domi? cile In the forest of Norfolk county to? day at noon, and the Northern blast ''will blow through his whiskers." HIS SI t a DO W. Should he fail to see his shadow a broad smile will wreath Iiis counte nance, because ho, will know that win lei* has broken. fie will then return to his habitation, make his toilet for warm weather, and come forth a dude of the season on 1 matrimony bent. From among the many saucy 'lams..is of Iiis race he will not lie long In selecting n better half. DISTINGUISHED PROG NOSTIC A TORS. Sir Oracle descended from a family of distinguished weather prpgnostlca tors. His ancestors came out of the Ark with Noah. His opinions are res? pected wherever the w}rid blows and the rain fails. Uncle Sam and his man Gray think they are "some pumpkins," but they arc not "in it" when they run counter to Mr. Ground Hog. Throughout the Civilized world to-day his appearance will be watched with interest. Lead? ing journals will publish ills announce? ment and the trucker, planter and far? mer will be guided by his advice. Board of Trade Vcmberitilp <'.?? fee. a meeting of tiie Membership Com? mittee of the Hoard of Trade was held, last night, and several applications were acted upon. The organization Is growing rapidly, and this year promises to lie one oti the most successful in the existence of the organization. ?Tntltolic <'luiroti Fcnsf. In the Catholic Church to-day will | be one of special devotion, It being the anniversary of the* Purification, when the Blessed Virgin, in compliance with the Jewish law, presented herself in; the temple forty days after the birth of the Saviour. This day Is also called "Candlemas," because, on It, the can? dles prescribed for divine service are blessed. There is a fixed law that these candles be made of beeswax. It is nn ancient custom, nn<l is still a practice among Catholics to make an offering "f wax candles <m this day. To-morrow Is altto a day of special observance in the church. It is the feast of St. Blaise, Bishop and martyr in illfi. The miracle "f curing a throat trouble by the imposition of bands and the si^-n .if the Cross has constituted St. Itlnise, ti?- pi-tr.iii nf ,iJi sufferers, from affections of the throat, and it Is the origin of the ceremony of blessing throats practiced in all catholic churches on the third of February. OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 3. JUST ARRIVED. LADIES' "PURS." tS^'Speckil sale To-day. Walter J. Simmons & Co HATTERS AND FURRIERS._ Still Leading... Fine Ham*. Vi ry Fine n Butter, Verv (Joed Klgln Butler, Ijrr'd. W. A. HON.NKY & SONS, 6I-C3 New Market Square. MG Bute street, Phones?Old, ".v.; New, 1147-718. HAMS ! V. T. George Wcstphal'a Hams...13c. lb. Virginia Hams .12'je. lb. Be?i Ualtlmdie Hams .lira. lb. Taylor's Prepared ii.nn.it.-. h>. California Ham.7c. lb. Come and .-. ?? us. Everything guaran? teed as represented. VIRGINIA GROCERY GO" D. PEN DEB. MANAGER. Both Phones 462. 69 New Market Bquare. .10e. lb .23c. Ih. .:oc. ih. .5e. lb.