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PORTSMOUTH LOCAL. NEWS AND ADVERTISEMENTS
PORTSMOUTH AND NORFOLK COUNTY What Virginian-Pilot Rep? resentatives Hear Daily. BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST Itie Movemouti ol I'enple lu HUihii II??' Aver?so Itrailer In loier ?Mlril?llaiM>?'"'"C* "? l.?*S'?-?Bus In.'r*. ttPilt?<*on* ?ml social t'lr? rim A It'oruciiit or FCMMro Kvruts. , Some time during Friday night some one went Into the lish-stand ol Messrs. Hurst & Fasj. in the City Market, and Stole a Stove that was used ro heat their place. Nothing eise was tbnched. Mr. Jacob E. Myens la conllncd to his bed at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adolph Urandt, on High street, by sickness. Mr. J. A. Garre'tt, son of Mr. W. B. Qairctt, of J-.yiichbu.-g. and a minis? terial student at Uichmond College, itr rlvcd in the city yesterday. Ho is the guest or the Rev. Samuel Banders, lie Will return to Richmond to-morrow. If you, reader, have lost your laundry ticket thlo oiiiee is the place to get It. During Friday night some unknown person entered the house of a colored woman on Race avenue, and after throwing every .hing topsy-turvy, sit down, drai.lt a pot of coi.ee and cat the food the woman had prepared for h^r husband to cany to ivi rk with him yos , terday morning. The ferry boats made half-hour trips yesterday. The ferry will he leased to sofnc one on March 1st. Just who will be Use suoc. -.'fill balder remains to bo seen. It has rained ? snowed every Sun? day since Chrlvstmas day. and the In? dications point to rain again to-day. Yesterday morning a small colored boy was attacked by throe digs on Columbia street, between Washing! >n and Dlnwiddle, and but for his market banket he would have been badly bit? ten. Stonewall Camp ho? accepted an in? vitation to be present at the laying of the corner-stone of the Confederate Monument In Norfolk on Wednesday next. Poultry was beyond the reach of poor people yesterday, the prices beins 60 high. A slight fire occurred in the home of a colored woman on King street ex? tended yesterday morning. It was put out with but little damage to the property. Messrs. Hurst & Pass yesterday dis? tributed a wagonload of Hah among the poor of the city, who greatly appreci? ated the treat. Rabbits are plentiful now. The mar? ket was crowded with them yesterday, and they were sold ejienp. Mr. W. X. White has recovered from I his recent attack of sickness, and Is1 again attending to hin business. If you want to keep posted on all that is going on subscribe to the Vir? ginian- l'ilot. ami don't borrow. You will then be in the swim. Mr. Mallory Moore, who has been at home sick for several days. Is again able to be out on the'streets. The county roads are In n terrible condition. Hut few people can get to the city. The streets w ill be In a terrible con? dition after the i iw melts. They will have to bo g! i thorough cleaning. Officer Dlgi ested a negro man yesterday for d ng a mule that could scarcely walk on account of the con? dition of one of its feet. Walking was not so disagreeable yes? terday as on the previous day. A num? ber of the gutters had been opened so the water could run off. The joint committee of the Council Board of Trad.' and Ma.-hinist Union will go to Norfolk Monthly night lo meet a similar committee to discuss plana with reference to tin- eight-hour law and the building of a battleship at this yard. Robins were plentiful yesterday, the county roads being full of them. Gun? ners will have fine sport for the next f sw day.?. The Board of Police Commissioners will meet Monday night to elect two policemen to nil vacancies. F.::-Justlca Holundeh, late of Norfolk county, but now a resident of South? ampton county; Id in the city on a visit. ' 'I re'ui'h hhmo Mot. lay morning. The '.'.r.i: Company Inform our rea : .s that they have three attrac Uo s n.? .: y first, Stylish Suits; sec? ond. Men s Trousers, in l uge numbers; third, that they arc making to order rpi al Sorgo Suits. They tell you that dollar* '..ve.-t-d with llioni will go fur? ther thin a: other placets. See adver tischten. t> v. ?? sal ? pf Percales thai was to take place ..t Rnunett Djnnn" list Monday. U! ! ??? A to be called off on account of ih> - t irm, will take place Monday. I! will be to your advantage to read his itdvertiserhent. Mr. ?.??ir.- ei Bibb, who w.-.s in the city Thurs.liy, came upon the receipt of ., iele-r.-am frnni Mr; Georg? Mooney, onnoui e rg thts death of his ulster, Mrs. r:-. ?'. :? wh ?e funeral he was here to a:; ?;?!!. r.v notice olrewnero. it will he seen that ??? >> s: important special mooting of I',.:-.-; louth Ige, No. 12, Knight? of :!? e My-ii; Chain, is called for to? llv '?' ?'??i S o'clock at Odd-Fel? lows' I'.rV. 1 : " ! " ?tTlned by Mr. T. N. Hall, nl t'rrr"\ M >rfnlk county, ihr nigh the : ?' Iiis residence last Wed . '. " ' : b.v la.- fire, will be con '",?,. 1 ' "';' insurance of ?i,0U0 win ?', " " ' ' "?? '?? ?'" Itir.iat?-.? Iii the county J.' ? - ? on :?? bametl M ivy lSajct -r, ' ' "'.' ' ' ??** ihtlcide. She Is i:i i t!l ." :,> county ;;;'aritl Jury, he? pua certified by Juatlce j : ' ? ' ' ' of Helta ire, <">.. reported * "; ' i ? ??;>>ci.-.l Uh?rcr In i ? ^ t :r.: ?;? :'s -nfllce. ' h'.tey ind hush <nd. ' ? ? ?'? , to Robert II. Bar-' 1 'V?Hi ii),.",.royemcnta, on thoj "' : Washington ?s'.roet. No. ??" B ft i street. ?2.0H0. wvut all 1' ' ' ' - Hi- tranfara of real! ? v" "nnttrl appr >pr!a- ! 1 ' ? Wei en t departments of . fhf ei!;.'. C'.e council only appropriated: for '.ti;*, ri.sc.il year the sum of Jj.OOO for! streets. Those who know say that this* amount I? inadequate, and others who are in a position to know Ray that It will take four times that amount to ao what is necessary to keep the streets in prosper condition. The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Ma guire will take place this afternoon at :t o'clock from St. Paul's Catholic Church. In thid issue will be found the ad? vertisement of Mr. W. N. White, call? ing attention to his stock of bicycles. Head what he says and prollt by it. j The main auditorium of Central Church will be used to-clay both morn? ing and night. It has been thoroughly | renovnted. The candidates for the vacancies on the police force are putting in extra licks. The commissioners will select two men Monday night, hence the ex? traordinary activity among those who want to be policemen. Airs. Hella Dft Ugh trey Is quite sick at her homo, on Washington street. II. K. Dornln returned yesterday from a ten-days' business trip to New York and Philadelphia. Attention is called to the advrr'.i-e ment of j. l'. Carr, In which he offers Special prices. Sec "ad." The funeral of Mr. William Eavrr will take place this morning at 9 o'clock. Portsmouth Pythlans will leave tli.> castle at 8 o'clock in conveyances. Mr. Gill will begin running fifteen minute tr-.>.? to-day on the f>?rry from nil points, the ice having nearly all lei': the harbor. Only one "hobo" sought the warm protection of the station-house last it.'ght. Mr. Mack Dcnlc is quite sick at his father's residence, on DinwidOIc street. The services at Monumental Church will bo held in the Sunday school room to-day, both morning ami evi ntng. Mr. Emanucl Towel ami son, George, of Sandy Hill. N. Y.. who have been vifltitig relatives and friends, returned home last night via the Old Domini >n 1 .inc. Miss Carrie McCoy's dancing class will give a soiree on Wednesday night, February 2 2d. y to 12, at Pythian Castle. HEAR YE THE (JOSPEL. Whore (Sod's Word Can Ho Heard Doth Morning and Night. Central M. E. Chinch, S mth. Rev It. F. Ueadlcs, pastor?Sunday school 8:15 a. m. Preaching at n a. m. ami s I ;?. m.i by the pasti r. Morning suhj > :. I "The Man of Sorrows1," night, "Pr*HR I ai.d i.oss" (ilrst of a scries .it sermons to young men). Epworth League at 7 I l>- m. owens' Memorial M. E. Church, Rev. K T. Wnterfleld, pastor Sunday school at 9:15 a. in. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by the pastor. Calvary baptist Church, Dev. Samuel Saundera, pastor?Services to-day will he as follows: Sunday school at 9:30 a. in., 10. 1*. llodmati, superintendent. Preaching at 11 a. in. and at 7 p. m. At night Rev. S. Y. llosanlia, of Persia, will preach. At 2:30 p. m. meeting for Bible study. At 3:30 p. m. the Sun? beam Society will hold Its meeting post? poned from last Sunday. An interest? ing program may be expected. COUrt Street Presbyterian Churoh. Rev. R. R. Kggleston. pastor?Services as follows: Sunday school. 9:30 u. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. Subject. "The Great Gift." Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at 7:15 p m. Preaching at 8 p. m. Subject, "Offence In One Point Is Guilt In All." Cordial Invitation to all. Seals free. Wright Memorial M. E. Church. South. Rev. R. B. Blankenshlp. pastor ? Sunday school at 0:15 a. m. Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m by the pas? tor. Subject In the morning, "The In? fluence of God's Word." South Street Baptist Church, Rev. J. W. Mitchell, pastor--Services to-day as follows: Sunday school at 9:30 a. m Preaching at 11 a, in. and 7:30 p. m. At the morning services the pulpit will be occupied by Prof. F. W. Uoatwrlght, I I.L.D., president of Richmond College. Preaching by the paslor at night. St. Paul's Catholic Church. IOrnr I street, nein Dlnwlddie, Rev.T. .1. Brady, pastor; Itev. William H llanley. us slstant pastor?First mass hi 7 ? m Children's mass at !l a m. High muss at 10:30 a. m. Vespeis anil benediction at 7.30 p. m. Fourth Street Baptist Church, Ri*v. W. F. Fisher, pastor Sunday school nt 9:15 a. in. Preaching by the pastor at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. m. The ordinance of baptism will be administered at the close of the evening sermon. Courl Street liaptlsi Church- Sunday school at !i .'0 a. in Preaching at n a m and 7:.'.i? p. Ill by the Itev. H K Martin. Park View Daptlsl Church- Sunday school at 0:30 a. in I'm ,?? UU\g at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. in. ORDER OF LENTEN SERVICES. Pays and Hours of Worship In Trinity and St. John's Churches. The following I? I he or. >r Lenten s rv.ic.s at St. .1 Im j 10p s.-i pal Church: Tuesday?S p. in. Wednesdays- 7:30 a. m. and n a. m. Thursday- 4 p. m, Fridays?7:30 n. m. nml S p. m, There will be no early eommunl >n service In this church this morning. Mr. .lohn R. Matthews will speak at tlie morning and afternoon service* TRINITY CIICRCI1. The usual Sunday services will he held at Trinity to-day. After the even. Ing service Mr. J. It. Matthews, the English evangelist, w in speak. Services during the IVCClc will be as follows: Monday?4 p. m. and s p. m. Tuesday?11 a. m. and s p. m. Wednesday?4 p. m. ami s p. m. Thursday?-11 a. m. and ^ p, m, Friday?4 p. in. and S p. m. There services will be held in the parish house and Mr. Matthews Will .-?pi ak at each of them. WHAT WILL Tili: COUNCIL DO? I Tlu- Question of the Kerry Lease and a New Boat. ? At tlie last meeting of the City Cotlll | cil c. resolution was offered making a I change in the specifications rcquli ng ! that the lessee of the ferry shall pur ? chase a new boat, so as to make it read i thai it shall lie purchased within one j year's time from tlie date of the lease, I provided that, in the ?'.:>? Attorney's opinion, it Is lawful to do s .. Th mat. t r wan reported to the Hoard of Su? pervisors, who discussed tiie resolution, but took no action because lliey thought it would require a rtadvcrtls lirg of the specifications ? f the bids. The board was of the opinion that it was foe uiuli rstanding thai a b nt would have to be purchased within on ? year, but It was not s> expressed in the resolution. Now Just what the Council will do In the matter is the question. Any notion on their par:. :f not agreed to by the Supervisors, will not lie binding. One of the Supervisors said yesterday that lie thought thai i; i might be stated at the tune of putting up t':-e ferry for lease that tlie i issc would be required to purchase a new brat in the specified time, and that the Supervisors would acquiser.ee in this action. IN THE POLICE COURT. Mayor Balrd Finds Himself Confronted With a Very Long 1 loci: ti A week's accumulation confronted Mayor Balrd when he ascended the bench in the Police Court yesterday morning. He soon settled down t > business, and in less than two hours every offender who wan unfortunate i r.ough to have a charge standing against him on the docket, had b n dealt with according to the law and evidence in the case. Eight plain drunks atoned i>y cither ponying up the usual $2.25 or going up for a period of live days. A white man, for ills irdcrly conduct, entered a plea <>f "guilty," and was : erf with a line of $5.00. Robert While, the colored man who Kept a five-dollar Mil with which . was entrusted 1.1 obtain .hi:.:- .ac? knowledged his mistake. Ho tsaid In had "'tried to live honest; but this he had slipped up on himself, and was very son y Indeed." Thirty days Is what he g"t. and there Is little d ubl but that his frankness saved him at least sixty days' Imprisonment. Henry Hicks and William Brown, the two colored boys who attempted to "hoodoo'' Brandt Co. out of three pairs of pants. ea< h g"t a jail sehl no of six months. Henry Williams, colored, charged with complicity in the larceny of shoes from Mr. Henry Brandt, escaped pun ;.- hmcut. Th?rston Ray, for disorderly conduct, was taxed fii i 0. J. w. Rcspass, nbuslve language to? ward Mr. F. I). Miller, was obliged to pay f.'.oO and i usts. James Manning, colored.charged with ?.he larceny of a j stol. was disehargi I. A colored in.in. named John W Watts, was charged with the Irirci ny Of a pair of pants front Mr. It- 'a ?( ky. Th evi? dence did net sustain the charge and the case was ii.. ml! ed. SLIPPED OFF III:-' ROOF. Mr. John T. Ilniisford. who resides in the county, near the city limits, had an experience yesterday which was very laughable to every one who saw it. except the gentleman himself. He went up mi ii:< kitchen root to shovoi tlie snow tr im under the eiiycs of the main building, where it hail banked to a considerable d< i?th. Mr. Han;:':.! was shoveling snow with a vim when lie slipped all the way oiT the roof to the ground, whore he alighted in a deep drift of the lleeey." getting a good "sousing." All the- injury In1 i.Ivcd wns the jar of foiling about thl t n feet. He left tin- show on tin- roof. Bill for awhll i was warm enouch around there to have melted glass- that is. if forcll le language could have such an effi t. FOUGHT OVER A DOG. Two young men. formerly very warm friends, but of late anything but friends, have been cutting angry-look Ing eyes at each oth< t I' m- several days. Friends have known of the little trou? ble Which caused this coldness, but ev? ery effort made by them only caused more coals to be heaped on Iii.- lire. The trouble culminated last night, v\ hen the young men met on Court street. There were wiry looks, a few words and the atmosphere about them was tilled with Hying lists, with now and then a resounding "whack" to a Id additional interest to the occasion. One* of them received a cul lip, while the other lost some blood through a leak in his nasal appendage. Friends separated them. The trouble was over the ownership of a pointer dog. A MISSIONARY MEETING. The missionary no .ting which was to have been held last Sunday at Wright Memorial Church, bill had to b postponed on account of the very In? clement weather, will take place this afternoon at " o'clock, when the fol? lowing program will be rendered: rteeltotlon . Miss Annie Cherry Sol" . Mis- Christine Rlddlck ?Address . Rev. S. ?'? Hatch i Duet . - Mrs. Elhcredgc and Miss Pablo. Recitation . Miss Alldn Codd Other attractive features will be added to (he program and th.ca? nton win doubtless be one of unusual i Interest. TIM-: RIVERS NOT RISING. The reported rise in streams along the line of the Seaboard Air Line secnts not to have materialized, as ndvici from the various water courses along as line show hardly a perceptible in crense. No unusual rise Is. antic patcd required in connection with tie- main? tenance, of their schedules. From all accounts the Seaboard recovered very quickly from the snow blockade that so seriously Interfered with all transpor? tation companies, and their trains have all been running on schedule time for several days. DAMAGE T< > rill-: CROPS. The Virgliiian-Pllot rcprcsentatlvcis talked with several truckers yesterday in regard to the , ffo ?:> of tin late storm on their crops. Tiny s.ii.l tii.it the radish crop was entirely destroyed and must be n plante.1. Kale was I inking tough and had turned yellow, and cab hag" looked very badly ami were no doubt injured to a large extent. Thi? cold, freezing weather b< fore the snow came did the damage. Nearly every? thing tiiat was in the ground has i, , n bidlv damaged, and the loss will be gen, ral. WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY The district meeting of ine Woman's Foreign Missionary Sriclely of the Portsmouth District will be held next Thursday. February 23d, In .\" ntimen tal Church, commencing at 9:20 a. pi. mid continuing nil day. Lunch wiil be ? Tved nt the chtir ti to the rtn,c?rntes, Vfter the mornlnu session, at 12 o'cloekj '?ev. I?. F. Heart..: win nddrcss UlO meeting. The public is invited. AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM. ' To-day will bo n.ter mlsstojinry day nt Owens Memorial Church. This ! afternoon nt 3 o'i lock the regular monthly mcdlns W|ll take plni inn! j :hc following ??( and attractive program has been arranged: Soprano Sol. Miss Agnes Rowan Uecltotlon . Miss Fannie Brown 1 \ddress . Rev. Mr. Mnrlii Contralto Solo .. Mrs. It, T. Wnterlleld , Recitation . Miss Ethel Shafei EVENTS Tl > Ml IRR?W. Grimes' Battery, Virginia Volunl ?? Portsmouth Commnndery No. 25, Knights Templar. Portsmouth Lodge No. IC, K. of P. Tidewater Lodge N >. 66, I. ?>. O F Portsmouth Lodge No. R2, B. P. n v. Police Commissioners, Mayor's ? (II p Hoard of Health, Council rhat-.ib i fry our 15c. boys' black hose, two pairs for 25c. Heavy ribbed. Charles j R, Welton St Co. M?UniED IX HAMPTON. Mr. Cornelius Thomas, one of the lessees of the Norfolk County Perries, was married In Hampton on Wednes? day last io airs. Cliesln B. Abbttt, of lhat place. The c reini ny was per f. rmoU by the pastor of Ihu Christian Church, nfti r which they went to Rich? mond for a tow days, with the Inten? tion of taking o Southern trip, but re? turned oh ticcounl the weather. They arrived homo yesterday und are resid? ing at the home of Mr. Thomas, on booth street. J. 11. MATTHEWS AT V. M. C. A. The service f?r men only at the V. M. C. A. this afternoon will bo a very in resting and helpful S< rviCC. Mr. J. It. Matthews, a student of the University of Oxford; IStiglnud, will deliver an ad? dress. Subject, '?Shipwrecks." Mr. .Matthews is a strong eyangellstte sp? tkor. The song service will begin at '? o'clock. Every ma," In Portsmouth Is invited. Sech tary Stubbs will speak to the boys at a o'clock and Mr. IS- li. Dashlcli will conduct the White and Red Ch< r i. The Bible Training Class will meet at .". o'clock; subject for iv afternoon, ??Jesus and the Su.ffering Ones." CAUSED BY A WOMAN. Yesterday afternoon two negro men mot on the comer of Qu >en ami tihest nut streets and had ??one words about; a woman. The conversation became quite animated nml llnully one Of tie men putted out i pistol and fired it at! the other, who took to his heels at h speed that w.mhl have required a rnee | horse to catch him. The names are nol known, nor could it be learned whether | t'ne man who was shot at was hit. APPROVED BY THE LUSHOP. Mr. .1. It. Matthews, ol Oxford. Eng? land, who has been for some years past In Iding missions, with ihe approval ol the bishops of Virginia. West Vir? ginia ami Southern Virginia, in various churches of these dli ceses. w ill bp >nk In Trinity Sunday morning ami even? ing after the regular service, and will contluuc his Bible readings in the par? ish house of Trinity the : ? 1 iwittg week at the hour named in nnothcr ariiele. A BACHELOR P< IET. Love Story of John il dm s, the "At: I . .-rat's" Bl other. There was a romance in the life of John IIolmes. the batchelor poet and brother of the coli biated "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table," < diver Wendell Holmes, wilo died at Iiis home, 5 Ap plan way. Cambridge, Thursday night, says tie- Boston Globe. Mr. Holmes was born In 1S12. Al? though retaining his faculties remark? ably well for his advanced age, he had for ii long time been a h ipol ss invalid, and his death was constantly expected by his friends. For many years ho lived in the plain little wooden house in the Applan way, not far from the Harvard yard, and al? most in sight of the spot where once stood Iiis birthplace. In his little ionise, eared for by a devoted housekeeper, Mr. ll dnies seemed t? lend the lifo of rt recluse, but. though lie went little into general so. lety, he led by no means the life of a morose hermit. Ho always hail a circle of intimate friends, ut whoso hoiiies he was a most welcome guest. As ho saw more than one generation of his own contemporaries pass away, In- made friends witli younger persons, and some of his most ardi nt admirers were the college boys and girls just en? tering society, whoso careers he watched from Infancy. Many persons wondered that a man so fond of domesticity never married, ami Ill-health was generally given as the reason. But there was a tender, pathetic little s:ory told that when n young man he fell in love with a young girl who was a governess In his own family or in lhat of BOtnc friend. When he wished to marry her Iiis mother and brother .opposed him vigorously. Their objection was that the girl, although of eminently good family, had no money. John Holmes did le t Intend to give her up. Wv.i while He- matter was Under discussion the girl left Cambridge and no one knew w hen, nhc had gone. Her lover tried vainly to lind her ad? dress, it is said that he never knew where she had been until h read In a newspaper of her denth. lie then learn? ed Hiit she bad been living ;n nil out of-the-way part of the country witli relatives, for she had too much pride to marry a man whoso family looked down on her. John Holmes was said tn he m<->:-.. 111:.- his father; Or. Ahlel Holmes, the historian of New England, while Oliver Wendell Holmes resembled his mother. John Holmes belong d to the Har? vard class of ]?::l'. of which the lasl quinquennial catalogue showed but three survivors besides hlms df?Dr. w. W. Wellington, j. T. Morse and Wil I lam Gushing. Among Hie more fa? mous members of this class were X 'ah Webster, Charles T. Brooks, the Oer-, rna'n translator, and George Tlchnor Curtis. Hi-; early friends prophesied a great car r for John Holmes, but, while lie was a deep student, especially of the Classics, ho fild not put the result of hi* scholarship into print. He was al? so a most, witty conversationalist, rank? ing in the opinion of many f ir ab ive tin- "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table." II ? ri sehtod any imputed superiority of his brother to him.-. If. His verse and short skctchi s have been handed down Pi manuscript, and it Is possible that a collection may b.> made of them. A BAC111' I .< ?R'S S. ?T.ACE. Across the way a taper gl. ams .Ml through the long, dark night; I joy to see those steady beams? Tin y make my vigil bright-. X" boon of Cupid, understand, Brings gladness* to my cup; There Aw dls my wedded rival and Her I ??'>?? I? ?!>: ?? li'ro "!,. iPaen-Kilier. A MocSici.io Cheat in Itself. Slmpto, Safo and Quillt Curo for ;C'tAfV.p5, DIARRHOEA, COUGHS, COLDS, Pv.HIUMATISM, JvCJRALCIA. 25 one! 50 COnt Uottlos. BEWARE or IMITATIONS' GUY ONLY THE GENUINE. PERRY DAVIS' :: ? ::-:>:x::>:xv:>:>;x":-:y' ? - - ? I> I Kl?. MACClKi:.?At the residence or her mother, Mrs. Bridget Kan.'. No. 132 Lin? coln street, Portsmouth, V.l.. February. 15, rx. at :-? m., Mrs. CATI 1 BP. I NTS MA Ct-U'tltB, widow of the late Hugh Maguirc, ?0 via,.-, i" mouths am! days Funeral from i-'t. Paul's Catholic Chapel THIS (Sunday) AFT-KK-NOON at ;i \ <?'??'? 'k. . \\ llmlngtun (Di L)_papers_please copy.) i KNK3 its [YsTTCCtiAiN A special meeting of DOHTQM?UT11 i.ciie.::: no. 122. KNIGHTS or TWE Mi.-?? i;c< hain, will l>e held MONDAY, 1 ; druahv 20th, 1S59, at n p. ui. All members who have attended any of the prev6 us meetings are requested to at? tend. _?_._lt_ 4 DJOUKNED M HETING. 4- AN AD u\ lourhwl meeting of the Stockholders .,i the VILLA HEIGHTS COMPANY will be held nt the Bank of Portsmouth on TUESDAY, b'buhuaky 21ST, 1599. at 1- o', lock in. .IXO L. WATSON, fcl7-td Becretiiry and Treasurer. mo) ?SSibS SYR?pT " T have jest i -it up a big barrel of the shiest New Orl ins Molasses I could buy. Price, 60c. pei illon. I llio Extra Heavy Vanilla bl ips, lOe. per 'gallon; A full hue of line lama;, giocerlcs: E. It. BARKSDALE; 129 Court i ? i n.-ii 'ni'on". cere. :io25-6m F O R RE1NT. Three-story Warehouse, No. 610 Craw, ford street; excellent location for a gro. cry, notion, hardware or commission hou&e; r? tit, '?'.', per month .1N<). L. WATSON. Jifl IHrIi street. Portsmouth. Va. rirs. E. L. Br ittingham, FLORIST. Cut Flowers, Decorations, Funeral Designs 11 ants and Bulbs 60 j London St., Portsmouth, Va <?l<i i-iiuire ii._ fell-ltawtw Speelaities ftr a Few Dags. Fresh Country IStltter, 20e. per pound; Fresh Nle-N.ie. Oyster Crackers, Ginger Snaps, Lemon Cakes and Soda Crackers, IM? Pegches, " pound cans, 7c. or 1 fi r 25c.; Table Peaeh'esj :i pound cuts, 10? per can: Partim l'i ars, 3 pound cans. ;u ? per can; Extra Slfi? Early June Peas, only 10c.: Fine Corned .-'pots. 6c, per paund; Fine Kio Coffee, I2'..e. per pound; Knt Hrownlc Brand Peaches If you want something Hue. C. W. HUDGINS &, CO. Both rhoncs. ?C2 Crawford st;c-t. h, b. wilkins -MAS A CHOICE LOT OF? Clean Free<Burning Stove and Nut Coal JUST FROM THE MINES, ?piione 2HS. Trie HorFoiK county Ferries -FOR Whereas, by virtue of Section lr.Tl of the Code of Vlrg nla. edition is>7. as amended by an Act of the General As? sembly of Virginia, approved February 23d, l>:'?. the Council o( the City of lotts moulh and Board of Supervisors of Nor? folk County are authorised, It they deem bent lor the interest of said city and county j nit-.-r advertising the same lor thirty days previous tj the ?iiy of lease, to leaso int tlie Ferries which now ply, !>y authority of law, between the city ol Portsmouth and Norfolk and Wclllnitton i e : : or Berkley, Known as the Norfolk County Ferries, nt public auctl n, to the highest bidder, for a term of ten yens, up in mich ti nns ami conditions as the said Cca.n il and Hoard ol StWcrvisorS shall determine, and may require bond ur bonds from the lessee or lessees '.n such sum as lliey may denn lest f.r the faithful performance of the terms of thf lease, and with sureties de-ehicd by them HUlllclenl which bond or bonds shall be made payable to the City ? f Portsmouth and Norfolk County, provided tlut said Council and Board ol Supervisors may lea so out the sali! Ferries a.s a whole, or in such parts as they may ?item best fi?r tlie inicn st of the sa d city und county. And. whereas the said Council of the City of Portsmouth nnd Heard of Super visors of Norfolk county, respectively, ? ! cim 1 It to the best interest of said city and countv to base out the said Ferries, determined and approved certain terms ..nd conditions upon which tin- sat.l Ferries should lie leased; and <itJ appoint the undersigned n committee with In? structions to advertise and lease the Btur.o :n accordance with said terms and conditions; now, therefore, we. the under? signed, in pin itinnce Of said instructions, at 12 O'CLOCK M. cn the ist DAY OF MARCH, IS99, at public auction, to the highest blddi r. Ill fri.ru of the Courthouse door. In the City of Portsmouth, offer for lensa for a term i : ten years the Ferries which ni w ply, by authority of law. be? tween tho Cities of Portsmouth and Nor? folk and Wellington Point, or Berkley, known as n, rfolk County Ferries, to? gether with ail tin- steam is. boats, their apparel and appurtenances, and tho wllkives, docks, landings, buildings and I ali <:!. r i : ? ?;? rty now owned by tho said city nnd CClinty and now used or subject to be used in connection with and for the us, s and purposes of said Ferries, subject to ihe terms. Conditions and pro? visions determined and approved by sad c iincil of the City of Portsmouth nnd It ! ol Sii| rvifl rS of Norfolk County. Whl h sal: terms and conditions may be sei n at the eiliee of K. Thompson, Jr.. clerk of the City Council, nnd Alviih II. Martin, Cierlt f tho Board of Supervisors The committee reserves the right to re? ject any and .ill b ds. and no bid shall be received Until the person or persons mak? ing the same shall have deposit-d a cer? tified check f r tin? sum of $2,000, payable to the Treasurer of the County of Nor? folk nnd Tr< isurer <r the City of Ports? mouth, to bo forfeited upon Ids or their failure to comply with such bids or the terms of the lease, but to bo returned to such bidder upon li s bid being rejected or on ii a compliance with tho terms < f sat.j lease. JOHN A. CODD. Chairman Committee Board of Supervi? sor*. Norfolk Conn;v. Va. W.T. BACKUS, Jr.. Chairman Committee City Conned. Ports? mouth, Va. |a25-30t WE DON'T 5AY HUGH ABOUT COAL W. Sc J. PARKER, CORNER COUNTY AND CRAWFORDSTFi EETS. YOUR CAPITAL, YOUR CREDIT AND YOUR GOOD NAME ARE INVOLVED~IF* YOUR INSURANCE FAILS YOU. We charge no more for SAFETY FUND POLICIES, which are CONFLAGRATION PROOF, than others charge for inferior protection. JOHN L. WATSON, . . . . _ _* . Portsmouth, Va THREE ATTRACTIONS T which men OF g: >OD t>\ste must appreciate No. I?Men's Stylish Chev7cT~Sijitsr Blue or Black, $7.25, sold all season at $10 00. No. ii?Sale of Men's Trousers, about 209pairs included} sec window. No. IU?Adva ace Sale Blue Serge, made to order, $12.50, special. I liese foods will cost SIS.OO in season. All Sprincj Novelties are Now Being Shown in Merchant Tailoring, Clothing and Furnishings. SHOia I >;:r \'.T>: i NT ' oukiiis Into the future you'll Hurt dollars Instead of c nis, t you ituj our Shu ?. We Intend to make It Interesting for all siv.e pur? chase s, especially: when it will roa< h quality, und price and lit?We'll bo right THE BRANDT COMPANY, 213 and 215 High St. strictly one price?for cash only. waverley, eagle, columbia, remington, ,| ? m ?and? -;:?;'); -< stormers. y,.. ^-^ Come and look at the 99 L?' beauties and get our plan for _<'<\ ""S\,tt buying. W. N. WHITE, 108 High St., Portsmouth, Va1 XJEXIS f-,?S!5'jr CUT!" In order to close out the balance of our Winter Slock, we will offer for the nexi ten days, the following inducements: $3.00 for Men's Overcoats, worth $6.00. $6.90 for Men's Overcoats, both light and dark colors, worth $10.00. ?3.90 for Men's Suits, worth $6.00. $?.90 for Men's Suits, worth $10.00. $8.90 for Aden's Suits, worth $15.00. All our 50c. Heavy Weight Underwear, now 39c. All our $1.00 and $1.25 Heavy Weight Underwear, I now 75c. 130v5' clothing at less than cost. MEN'S HATS AT A GREAT SACRIFICE. A special line of /Men's Black and Tan Hose 8c. worth l?c. NEW YORK CLOTHING CO., (THE LEADING HOUSE OF tORTSNQOUTH ) I 214 HIGH STT'.I. . i . PORTSMOUTH. V.'. POSTPONED SALE T MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20. ONLY. 1,000 yards of 10c. Xcw Spring Percales to he sold for Cc. per yard. 3'> Inches I wide. 10,000 yards of Windsor Percales best I2',?c. quality, SS-lnch goods', for 10c. '? per yard, i heapost line of Cambric Bmbro'dexles In tho city. Just opened a new line of Spring Ginghams. Small Checked French Zephyr Cloths, for children's Uressi s, 25c. 9 TERMS CASH^ 320 HIGH STREET. i that Washington hewed down mndo Washington senior as full of wrath as you will he at yours.-!f when your prop? erty is destroyed by lire, and you have : .i ?'. ' I- /ii*'?v-/*s.:' v no sourco of compensation, such as you ! ' ? jji J ! ?I i would hnvc had in a nood fat policy on i Isali j. .'?;^-fa2 tiie A.tna l-'iie Insurance Company that i ?> V' ?' ? '-KL ? F**>W ' w" ,,:ul drawn up in sucll a elear and I 'H'l , .'.";^ni <-/ WH i; concise manner as would enable you to ^^^Ww^%M e. u d?shiell, Af:ent Seaboard, Hartford. Orient and Aetna Fire Insurance rompaii'e?, ' y410 CRn?.'rnP.D STREET. OUR PRICES! Allcoek's Plasters. 10c.; Belladonna Plasters, 10c.; Carter's I4ver Pills. 15o : Piercc's Pellets, i 'Putt's Liver I V. , IS?.; Brandrett Pills, 18c.; Beecham's ? Pills, I Sc.; Morse's Indian Root P.Iis, i>e.: Piso's cure. ]!??.; chamberlain's CoiikIi 1 rt mcdy, i nil's Cough. Syrup, ISc; One> Minute Cough Cure. 10c.; Ayor'a ' Cherr> Pectoral, i ? ?. Stuart's Ols] . i!n Tablets, Wc.: Ilunyadl Water. 30c.; Gou dal Water 30:!.: Painc's Celery Comiioimd, 7::e.: Lydia Pinkham's Compound, 71c; Green's Nervuni. 15c.: Woinp Ic's i I Liver Oli, 70c.; Ci-jtt's Emulsion, large, 70c: small, l()e. Vlh Mariuni, Ji.<w, fellow's Syrup, $1.0?, and all other Patent Medicines .it same rate. JEROME R. CARR, ?WHOLKSA'LE .\M> RBTuMIj drjugcwst. Corner Court and County and Green near Part streets. Both 'phon s. Goods delivered to nil sections v>f city and suburbs._ CIRCULATING LIBRARY! 10 new Copyright Books added each month for every 100 subscribers. For particulars address AXDBKSOX ?fc THOMPSON. _ 224 HI.GH STREET._ DO YOU want To 15UY a HOUSE ? If so. 1 havi for sale n nice house on Court street, IS room?, larpe lot. One on North wnshin street. 8 : ma, .til co i venlenccs, will sell cheap and on easy terms . ? . Park view on car I In. ? . one small house on Queen street, 7 i ma; .Load a stiel l, re itfa t r <) per month will *?|1 for 11,000. !. foi lo In Park v.. w, Cottas* Pia oc. Pinner s Point, Brighton and Pied? mont llc'ghis. r s brooks, Gl COURT STREET, POiRTSMOUTH, VA.