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AND HORSEMEN t As srjoc l Bprings from the Kentucky od, under which the ashes <>f George Vilkes Bleep, so from a Norfolk rose garden, the birthplace of Zinganee, ci incs grace In tho guise of a comely p . a id ,ns light a dancer as ever mur hiured "Yes, titanic you," to "May I nave the pleasure of this waltz?" Ami the atmosphere about the homo of great Morcllo's dam vibrates with Hie sound Waves from our church bells. The poet Virgil, from whose works buotatlons arc still permissible in the House of Commons, has cleverly Imi? tated, with his lively tUctyls. tho gal? loping of the horse; famous artists love to paint him both in motion und re? pose; sculptors fashion him in bronze and marble; his strength and courage (ire beautifully described In Holy Writ. Hut for the horse many of tin? bright? est pages of romance and history would not have been written. Sir Galahad yorto horseback, and so did Washington iuid Lee. THE THOROUGHBRED. In countries where civilization is most advanced we Ilnd that the thorough? bred, or running race-horse, has reach? ed tho highest degree or perfection. The best families, according to the books, trace their ancestry back to the Arab und tho Marli, but. the relationship is very remote. Our foundation stock came, of course, from England, from which country w'o have continued to Import the IInest specimens obtainable, until now the American lOagle is quite ready to dispute the supremacy ot the race course with the British I.ion. Pa? role and Iroqitols tr.ive the Englishmen a taste our mettle?and still there are others. b\ I though our racers flourished and gr- w strong In speed and wind, there pave le-en unsuccessful attempts to Improve them by the Introduction of fresh id.I from the desert. Brithu slasts'have Imported, at Krc.it expense, tie- I) si Arabs they < otlld buy; the four that the Sultan presented to Mr. Ithlnc, tin- American Minister at Constantino? ple, ami thai, were sohl by Congress because tho Constitution prohibited the acceptance by a person connected with the Government <>f a present from a foreign power; and General Grant's Arabs ail these were good horses of their kind. Bui they were by no means the cqttala of our own horses in size, speed er action: nor has limit blued proved of any benefit to our racing stock. It Is now contended by some good horsemen that the thoroughbred has about reached the limit of Iiis speed at the run. They claim that the minds of great men have pen long bent on the subject of improving this species of horse that tho resources have been neaHy, If not quite, exhausted, and they nttril ute the slight and slow low? ering of the records to the better con? dition of the trucks and the greater ex? porlencd of the tralncra of the present day. Be aus he hit i been bred and trained for that purpose through many genera? tions, the ih rough bred Is practically only a running racer. But notwith? standing this Inherited partiality for the run, Sem,. Lh?r?ughbreds make ex? cellent harness h >,-. .-. When properly ucl icteii and broken to harness, there is ho more fearless and reliable driving horse than this aristocrat. Such it good Judge as the late -Major Thomas Dos well, than whom there was no bet? ter horseman nor gentleman, had a de? cided preference for thoroughbred driving hois, s, and his family carriage ?uns drawn by two of them, it is a well-known fact that the race horse Planet took a great deal of his exercise 111; lied lo a bllggy, and that so hitched he could trot a mil.- in three minutes. The ihl i; iv< nor Stanford proved ooit i luslvcly that the highest class trotters could bo bred from wisely selected thoroughbred dams, ami Mr. Robert 1; : ncr now uses, one of these trotters bred by Governor Stanford as his pre ml< r trotting sire. The American Horseman and Pacer. [Wheel Company arc offering to the pub 't'ii - American trotter is dlstlncntlve? ly .vn American product, and all patri? ot! ? horsemen t< I promt of him. Like our army and no.vy, he has won nlo ri< iia vi' lories lit homo and beyond tho sens, gaining mi almost world-wide reputation for spot d, endurance and In? telligence. From an obscure beginning, lie has grown upon us with the years of the pri sei l c< nlury. Slowly at first, and with bumble surroundings, he forced his way along in a characteris? tically American manner, until he now occupies a very high place, wears silk blankets, travels in palace ?vis, and lives In stables that cost a ? iniill-f?.r? tune. By referring to the Year Hook we find that Yankee trotted a. mile in 2:59 as early as IS'jii. Trotters were few ami far between at this early period, and they made very little progress for a quart- r of a ecutry. Edwin Forresl was pretty hear the 2:30 mark in 1834, ohd In tiie decade 1840-1S5? several horses beat 2:30. They began to k,, some aft' r this. Flora Temple perform? ed the remarkable feat of trotting n mile in 2:19% in 1859. The wiseacres said this was surely the limit of a trotter's speed. They even proved it by mathematical demonstration. This dic? tum <>f the wiseacres seems to have stopped the development of the trot? ter's until (hat little family quarrel be? tween the States, that commenced in 1801, was over. They went to work nprain. however, and in 1867 Dexter tool; n record of 2:17%. In 1871 that wonder? ful campaigner, Goldsmith Maid. trot? ted a mile in 2:11. Now they began to burn the earth. Kurus made a record of 2:1311 in l^ts. which St. Julian re? duced the next year to 2:12%. Then Jay-Eye-See trotted in 2:10 In 1884. The next year Maud S. lowered the record to 2:08%, and the tracks have been water? ed regularly ever since. \\'f> nil know the history of Nancy Hanks, 2:M, and the champion trotter, ??sweet little Allx," 2:03%. The pacers are a few seconds faster than the trotters, but their ?nit Is not ro well lik.d by a large majority of horsemen. From trotting families most of the fast pa<crs crime, a trotter being converted to a pacer and vice versa, in many Instances. 1:tit there are n few pacing-bred pacers, and to one of these, Hal Pointer, hi longs the honor of hold? ing the champion harness record of the world, 1:59%. There nro several other breeds of h. rs'es hesldi s the American trotter that prefer the trotting gait, such ns tho hackney and the French coach horse; fiinl they are b,>;h useful and ornamen? tal. Rut It Is believ.nl ju>w by mnnv of tho well-informed that the dislinc tlvi ly American horse can' be bred to h. at any- of them at his own game. MARINER'S TRACK AND GROUNDS. Bar far the best track In Virginia, and ono of the best half-mllo tracks In this country, is located only a mile or two away from this city. During race meetings tho electric cars run to ?within i'. sionf-'s throw of the grand? stand. Tho drive out over the shell rend is short and pleasant at most any time. Mr.-John Mariner has snared no expense to make Iiis track ami grounds Rrst-clasa In every respect, and he deserves the encouragement of his fellow-citizens. The bad weather has prevented us froiu visit ing the Messrs. Atkinson and Steele and their horses Mariner's trail;, and Mr. Covlngton and his horses at Fox hall, but will sec them later. NORFOLK HOUSE DEALERS. The firm op; Hannnn & Kelly Is the oldest in the City. Th.se gentlemen have been In the business together twenty six years, having bought and sold many good ones. They have s?cvessmully passed through several patties and de? pressions, and still wear good clothes and i n air of prosperity. Propping Into the Office, we found that the horses eould trot fast around their stove, too, frequently guided by that astute hors man. Mr. Jacob Haas, who performed the unparalleled feat of running Ilrst, second und third in Ills Ilrst race for the Legislature -the rest nowhere. The next visit was to the McCleary McClellau Live Stock Company. This company has auction sales Wednesdays and Fridays, and every horse put up goes to the highest bidder?no rake bids allowed. Horsemen from North Caro | Una, South Carolina. Maryland. District of Columbia and different parts of Vir? ginia lind It to their Interest to come p, theso sales. The business lias Bt< fi? lly Increased for the past live y< trs. un? til last year this firm sold ten thousand horses ami mules. It is believed that no other firm tin the East sold quite so many. The Messrs. McCleary & Mc Clcllan also keep on ha nil a good Stock of horses and mules for private sale. They have at their farm and in the City about Bfty pairs of high acting cobs, n 2:13 trotter and others. At the Norfolk Horse and Mule l'x change Hie Messrs. Royce & Mercer look haupy and say: "We are satisfied; WC can't buy 'cm as fast as wo can sell "em." The knlghtfl of lh? sulhv and many others wer,, sorry to hear of Mr. A. F. Luther's death. "Frank was one of the old-timers, and his skill, v.-it nnd good nature were highly appreciated by a large circle of friends. The Ensl Carolina Fish, oyster. Oame and Industrial Association will hold its annual fair from February 20 to J". Inclusive, at New Hern. N. c. in addition to the regular races-, there w ill bo a 2:2-1 class trot and a 2:27 class for trotters or pacers. Kntalno *m>iiiiI?Ii *li|n?. A naval officer in the Montlccllo Ho? tel hist night said the Swedish com? pany that was at work raising the Crls -t-ohnl?e'rrh-rn?was gr-rHrtg-a+nng Irrrcry with thr work and he fell satisfied would land Iii? disabled Spanish war? ship at an American port. The officer also said thai n proposi? tion hud been made to the Govern? ment to put the Marl.i Teresa In New Vorl' barb.>r for one million dollars. < if course, he i oul,I ii.d say w hat Uncle Sain would do about this. liii|iortanl iTIerllnic ftlondny Mlirlit. Central Labor Union has appointed a committee, composed of the follow? ing, to bo to Washington in the ^. ten st of the cighl-houh la w : Messrs. <'. C. Williams. .1. V. Casey and L. V. Curtis. A mass meeting w ill Iks held nt the Hoard of Trade rooms Monday night t<> gi t further endorsement from the people of Noif.dk. ami ail commit? tees appointed in connection with this matter will leave for Washington Wed? nesday. Mriv KlrrrfH far Mie I'lihtle. Tli - Chcsnp ake and Ohio railroad has dedicated to public us.- two streets, one runs through the Tazewcll proper? ly from Granby to Boush streets, and the other runs along the side of the Taxewcll property, b ailing to the Ches? apeake ami <>hi?> yards, Both Btreets will be paved with Belgian block, with gi a noli i hie aide walks. iiimi in st. Vincent's. A negro man, named Drew, was sent to St. Vincent's yesterday morning for j treatment, lie having suffered a frac? ture of the skull by a piece of coal fall? ing on his head. James Mulholland, Hie young man who was accidentally shot Thursday night, was reported to be resting quiet? ly, His condition is regarded as seri? ous. Mccro Ho.vh Locked Two colored boys. Charley Hyms and Andrew Peace, were arrested yesterday for shooting through the window of the i Hi v of Mr. 11. L. Smith, silporiiit'' n d. nt of the Water Works. There was considerable excitement when the shots were tired nnd the city Hall cmpl lyees chased the boys down and caught them. ?*rc?tftoii1 Ii??'wrlahl on Rilnvnllou Prcsldont F. W. Boatwrlght, a dis? tinguished gentleman, Is spending a few days in Norfolk, and w ill deliver an address on "Education" at the Free? mason Street Baptist Church to-night. Prof. Boatwrlght is an eloquent and attractive speaker and a large audi? ence awaits him. Lawrence & Walton Embroideries. MONDAY, we will show some new and very dainty pat? terns in match sets; also new headings in three widths and edge to match. Tore lion Laces. Never before have we been prepared to show such a vari? ety of real hand and machine made Laces as at the presenl time. Organdies. New styles just opened? the real French goods at }$c. yard. While Goods and Piques in great variety at popular prices. Lawrence & Welton 2i8 Main Street. NORFOLK, VA. in buying Furniture, Car? pets, Stows. &c, consists ui getting the best us well us paying a small price. By dealing with Jno. B. Loughran you uro sure of getting the Ivsi at the lowest prices. Furniture of every description. We furnish your house from top to bottom in the latest style. Carpels, the most complete line in the city; the quality the best, the price lowest, und includes making, lay? ing und lining. Stoves. Our line of I leaters and _._Cook Stoves are always up-to-d.ito: guaranteed to jjive perfect satisfaction. CASH OR CREDIT. JOHN I. L01I1 319 and 321 Church Street. Wo regret having small-pox among us, and it is ilic duty of every one to use every precaution to prevent Its inc rcasc. Cleanliness and Disinfection are es? sential as a protection to ourselves and our neighbors. The collar, yard ami all drain pipes should bo disinfected once a welt with one of the follow in?: : CllUrr.lPF. LIME, 5c, 10c. and 13c. box. CARBONATED LIME, 20c. bucket. CARBOLIC ACID, 25c. bottle. CREOLEUM, 20c. and 10c. bottle. 206 MAIN ST. floods delivered free in P< rtsm a:th, Berkley and Atlantic City. The native who ra-hers the raw rub? ber bas Put little Idea of the usca to which it will put. A larBe assortment of nrllel mad'; fr^m this highly valuable Bubstan <? |j contained it- our stock of Tollet Goods The purity of the rubber, and the .si,:!! fnl manufacturing, ha- ?, i due article! of equality which will give cht satis? faction under the most constant and try? ing wear. OwlnB to an advantageous purchase we are enabled to offer tie.in at prices very mu< h below normal. ICOItKRT V. IIOI.1IHS A to., NEW NO. ir?C MAIN STBRET. PHONE -?S3 my29-eod-su.w.f-lj DR. ANNA GIEBING SMk KeE,siercj ,,hys,cu' >r fj--*--- \ Private sanl / 7 *i1 fii ? ? ? I V' *h>%*~ ; * ? s mW? B.C0 Lilly V A'-2flM KeKUtatlve Pills J2. s'Jfcjfi- U : with. ? .. rmZf IW '? consult ?"r* IrT f\ Ms '?' Raltlniore ?t.. . -Jj&z?fJ.S Baltimore, Ma. Monday brings another of those already famous ''Hour Sales'' which are ever welcomed by the thrifty shoppers, who have learned from past experiences of the wonderful savings which can be made. Let nothing deter you from attending to? morrow-coming and share in the bargain "plums" which are dropping from the tree of trade. Note the hours, and be here on time. From From II to 12, Boys' Suits, $1.49. To-morrow v u nro offered Ihe bp p rluulty of buying Boys' good dura? ble Wool Cansluiere Stills, In double br< :? I, i arid In nil sizes, which are worth for only H.-I9, There's the greatest variety or serviceable, pat? terns ti > choose from- ?and every still Ik made* in tins strongest and most painstaking stylo. Boys' Windsor Tics, 15c. Wt.? shall put on sulc a lot of Boys' Pretty Windsor Tics, in a splendid as? sortment of choice patterns, which are sol i til S5c. regularly, and offer them at lie. Instead. Men's $12.50 Suits, $7.35. V'oii men folks will have a chance to X't All-vv ol Casslnicrc or Cheviot Suit, made up In the most fashionable manner, which lire sold regularly at 12.50, for only ??..!?"?. A goodly array of smart and stylish patterns to pick from. 35c. Suspenders, 17c. A big lot of Men's Sti<o nd< rs, the kind that wear well and ? . Uu greatest satisfaction?stich > n ways sell for 35c, will i;u to-morrow i r 17e. a pair. Men's 12'je. Hose, 5' . c. 'P -morrow we shall oat o:'. ale a big lot of Men's Fast Bla< k nml Tan Half Hose, full fashioned und :? unless ? with !i are the regit 1'ir 1-"' ??. sort, and offer tbcin at i'j Cents a pair. Men's 69c. Underwear, 39c. A lot of Men's Full i; tular FtccCe-r.ned Winter Weight 1*1 ?good and warm and 1 wnlch are cheap at Wc., will j made ! wear ttlilg, From From 12 to !. I Vom From 3 to 4. Men's Fancy Shirts, 39c. Men's 25c. Neckwear, 12*4o of M< In th o,V. A IC Shirts' w'th ever; have, ivhl will go lo Mens $15 Suits. $9.75. The choice of i lot of the most elr> gnntly tailored ?-' i s. > I ? '???st Qual? ity imnorti d fn ? ng w or ateda and faiie/j cheviots and e.i ssl meres which have b en u;::g at $15, will bo offered : -morrow at t?."5. There's :i chance for ?t\ t'.g that no sensible man can Ignore, Boys* 15c. Hose, 9c. The regular 15c. grade of ri.n;' Fast Pluck Seamless Hose, with double hoch', toes and knees, will bo ofti red for lie. a pair to-morrow. A lot of Men's Hand Hows. In a va rletj of pli islngly attractive patterns, v b ai a worth 25e., will go for l-Vic. at "to .. each; Boys' $6 Top Coats, $3.50. To-morr w we'll put on sal" a lot of R ? ?' Styl .Tan '"overt Cloth Top In i he same elegant tall in which tlio men's arc? . 3~:d at t<r? will go for J3.50. Youths' $8 Suits, $4.98. A lot of Young Men's T.ong Pants S . m lo "i" good all-wool casslmere In a variety ef stvlish and Lbto effects?as perfect fitting any Milt ai the house? which aro IS.C0, will be offered to-morrow for I1.9S. Sizes It to 19 years. 15c. Handkerchiefs, /'.-c. A lot of Men'.; good size hemstitched White Handkerchiefs, g.-i d servicea? ble quality, such as always brings 15c; will f;o f?r 7:^e. to-m?rrow. Men's $3.00 Pants, $1.98. A big lot of Men's Fi??o All-wool i'.i le and Ch< viol Pants, and also KOII1C Of w eist, d ill Ihe I. t?good Hty HhIi trousers that oipial any custom lalloi .- efforts, which are < heap at fit, will go to-ihOrrcw for I1.9S a pair. Boys' Pants, 23c. A lot 01' Boys' Stylish Pants, made of strong service-giving materials, in a great nsscrlment of handsome ci? te, ?- will go tor 23c; a pair. They're worth ::'.v. Men's $)2.50 Overcoat^ $7.35. The choice of a lot of Men' i Fine Quality All-wool Kersey, Denver and Melton Overcoats, and also Rome good heavy Ulsters, all of them of t niosl stylish sort, will go for $7.35. They're the same good serviceable ipialitli ; for which we have asked S12.C0 all .-? tison. 12'jc Collars, 6',c. TO morrow for this hour yen may have tli?* cho'co of all Hie most pop? ular styles of Men's All-lltieii Collars, In all sizes, which are always sold at I2V&C.'. for only CVic, each. From 2 to 3. From 4 to 5. Men's $2-00 Hats. $ 1.25c. A lol of Men's New Spring Hats. In both Derby and AI).I pen, and In all the leading shade* and black, well made ttiul roll of style nml iScganee, which are worth will go to-met row f.r only $1.25. Boys' 75c. Pants, A Sc. A lot of Boys' Good Servl eablo All-wool Panls, .stylish clu vlbts and casslmeres good ?iiough for any boy Hi wear- w h eh are cheap at 76c.; will go to-morrow for 4So. a pair. Men's 50c Neckwear, 29c. Boys'$4.00 Reefers. 52.4?. A lot of M.-n's Fashionable Xcok wcar, In licks, four-in-hands, Impe? rial* and runs. In n grenl variety of stylish patterns, which are our regu? lar 50c. neckwear, will go for 29c. each. A lot of Boys' Natty Uttle Astrl ehan and Chinchilla Itecfcrs, lined with plaid woo; and trlmiiu l In the most olaborato manner, which sold sVjlU for U, w ill go for S2 YS eaeii. Men's $5 Trousers, $3.48. To-morrow for this hour you have tho Chol o f a lot of -Men's Striped v. ?'. Dress Pants, as elegantly I i e I garments as ever left a tailor's lap?which ar<? worth $.>, and all you wfll have, to pay is I?. Boy's 75c Shirt Waists, 39c. A lol of Boys' White and Fancy Colored Shirtwaists, representing tro* host in tki i s.d.!?in all s'zes, which are w-orth I5c., will go f.r CJc. to? morrow. Men's Warm Gloves, 39c. A 1 il of Meh'a Coed Warm Wool Gloves, heavy weight, and In all sizes, ? Ii are worth XV.. will go for 39c. ti pair. 274 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK, VA. Germania Hall NOW OPENED. Hot Lunch Served from II a. m. to p. m.. and from 6:30 to 10 p. m. Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars. OTTO SANDMANN, 2ti7 cuuKC? srwiii-r. FIRST IN THE ORATES or IT3 COUNTRYMEN Tonis Creek Coal! KONE BETTER. TRY II ONCE. COAL FACTS Thcro'S a world of dlfferrnce In fire.. They're like people; Rome bricht and ? .'!? y. other:) gloomy and dull. Kur downright good company, even If It does you Htand off; it's bard tu beat a Tunis ij.'.ii lire. Wo also sell all sizes of m mm. have our prompt minuii Your orders nlwaj attention'. TRiuG ? W ILM ER, Agents. 55 GRANBY STREET. Main Office. \l NIV1SON STREET; Yards. BOTH PHONES. Vi&fc'-'Y' UKS^-38 ;*S ",'m l',".'."i"r'?!'.'.'? * ,'.?? '7 ... I : ,. !,.i.V? V. Im ?. li ii r. :< ? li i ? I .In. . ' u..-.??? 1 \?J ' ii.i: ?:? ?. > r any lliflutnllll Itw^ji e?t tt? . lion, irritation .*r id-? r.v 'i?rfjj:-!,..... .? i. i::.s. tlon ii( mueou? hp in JJEttl lEvtNSCHIMlCllCo. hraoM Noii-??tringrul ... i -r.J N?M ?..t lU-nx&a**. r s ? '"?? 1? P'?o> ??'??!! '? ? pxpn#?, 11?, ), ..r .1 t.ot'l :uUr n nt ???? RAVE YOIJ Sore Throat. I'lmules, Cop per-Gol red Spots, Aches, Old Kotes, t'j. ? i. n M ittth, Bair Falling? Write COOK IlK.MEl-O CO.. MASONIt: 'JKMVbK, . i I . fur proof* of cure,. Capital. t : > . : st . .-.???? cured In li to Hi days. lOO-page book free. Jul-ly ?V Ohlehc.ffr'* EfMElLh i'U.n .:??! Hi-asfl. \ ~~> 2^ ??!;-;;,/r?rU.l:, ..""il?l?f rrt?n .3. ,ry ?tau. lo.oootwi -?? r*fn N?? / ry.h ?> ? .?-i-i b,mlealf ...*ip.n..^ ?q??r< .-' 'A ilia OUR TALE OF WOE PIPE BURSTED; DAMAGED GOODS. i <j5 t Your OppsrtusiHv?Goads at Haif Price and less, I J t t t LADIES' MUSLIN DRAWERS SUFFERED HEAVIEST?20S pairs tint sold regularly before Ihey got wet at 25c, 29c., }9c; 48c, 50c, 59?:., 69c and 75c. to go at 17c. a pair, or 3 pairs for a Half hollar. Ladies' Long and Short White Petticoats only about 5 dozens all told, that were 25c, 29c.. 35c. and vc, t<-> i^o at 17c. each, or > for a Half Dollar. Inland' Slips and < Children's Dresses that sold at u! c, )9c, 46c and 50c, to go at 25c. each. A FEW DAMAGED SILK WAISTS AT HALF PRICE. Don't come to-inorrow afternoon and expect to find all the above lines complete. The early morning shoppers will attend lo that. / NORFOLK'S OOSTUMER. A 34 Granby Street, t Co!umbia Building. <& Met"). L. WRENN, Pres't. GEO. B. TODD, Vice-Pres't. E. C. G?NTHER, Sec'y and Treas. Incubators, Brooders and Poultry Supplies PRAIRIE STATE INCUBATORS AND BROODERS. These Incubators are strictly Self Regulating as to temperature. Very simple and easy to operate. Full guarantee from manufacturer and ourselves. We have full stock on hand to have machines in operation, A lively brood of chickens just hatched and exhibited in an Open Brooder. Also eggs in process <>i ine?bati?ri. Whether you are interested with a vi raising Chickens by artificial heat or not, you are "invited i 1 call and see H being hatched and raised without a mother. Ladies and children are included in the invitation. AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT DEALERS. NORFOLK FARM. SUPPLY CO. 38 and 40 UNION ST. ..Near Old Market Sq.) GEO. B. TODD, JMaiaager.