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WA1TERLEY, COLUMBIA, EAGLE, REMINGTON, STORMER, v 25, 35, 40 and 50 DOLLARS. COME AND SEE US. _W. N. WHITE, Portsmouth, Va. SPRING PATTERNS ^> L. Glimmer's Fine Gilt, Embossed and Tapestry Wall Paper. jfijfijfijfijfi&jfijrS ANDERSON So THOMPSON. 224- HIGH STREET. ASK YOUR GROCER FOR. "W. & J. Parker's Eureka Flour." If it is not the best you ever used, call at 701 Crawford street and get One Dollar. . BERKLEY. Thieves entered the grocery store- of Mr. T. Vy\ Jones, on Liberty street ex? tended, some time Sunday night and carried off eleven bags of flour. The i stolen goods wore found yesterday by Officers Humphries and Grim In a cook shop not. far from Mr. Jones" store, and the proprietors, Charles Hock and John Stiff, colored, were arrested <m the charge of having committed the theft und locked up. They will have a hear? ing before- Mayor McCoy this morn? ing. Mr. John Smith, a former employee of the Cummer Lumber Company, has re? moved with his family to Missouri. Mr. L. B. Rogerson and wife, of Pe? tersburg, who have been visiting Mr. T. ?S. Bernard, on ?Chestnut street, re? turned home Sunday morning. Mr. "W. B. Dougherty, out popular hatter and gents' furnisher, Is having his store, on Chestnut street, enlarged. There will be an entertainment under the direction of Miss Florence Durham at the residence of Dr. Wallace, next Thursday night, for the benefit of Arm? strong Memorial Church. An interest? ing program Will be. rendered, after ?which refreshments will be served. Mr. J. M. I>a.wrenee is quite sick at his residence, on Clifton street. Tho Girls' Society of Chestnut Street M- B, Church la arranging an egg hunt fc BERKLEY ADVTS ' MILLINERY OPENING I On THURSDAY. MARCH 23d. we will display a largo artd handsome Stock of Spring Millinery. Tho ladles aro cordial? ly lhvtted to call and inspect same. THE MISSES LOEB,, Near Cor. Eighth nnd Liberty Sts., It _ Berkley, Va. THE ELiniRH SAW WORKS, of ELMIRA. N. T? ?will remove their plant to Norfolk and locate on theJBerkley side of the river at the Junction o,f Tenth street and the Nor? folk and Western railroad, where they will manufacture and repair all kinds of Circular Saws. For furthe% Information address THE, VIRGINIA SAW WORKS, fe2I-if_BERKLEY. VA. JOHN S. ETHERIDGE. L1VERT AND doahdino STABLEa BERKLEY. Va. Norfolk and Kortarnouth trade solicited. New Phone No. 1.203. for tho children, to be given Easter w eck. Addle Wilson, vs. Divorce. John P. Wilson. Tltls Is to certify that Addle Wilson has been Only divorced from John P. Wilson, with the right t'> resume her maldea name of Spcncc. She mav mar ry at her will without violating the law. GEO. G. MARTIN, It Attorney. As the season of the year when pneu? monia, la Krippe, sore throat, coughs, colds, catarrh, bronchitis and lung trou? bles are to be guarded against, nothing "is a line substitute," will "answer the purpose," or is "just as good" as One Minute Cough Cure. That is the one infallible remedy for all lung, throat or bronchial troubles. Insist vigorously upon having it if "something else" is offered you. ODD RULES OF A LONDON RANK. It Is a rule at the well-known bank? ing house of Coutts & Co., London, that none of the bank clerks wear mus? taches. Jt has long been considered a point of business etiquette that nil the men employed at the bank should wear frock coats during business hours. OASTO 3FJ. X A . Boars ths _^llie K'r,(f ^'ou ll,r'9 A|'v,f S ^0uf'"'1 HEALTHIEST SPOT ON EARTH. The healthiest spot In the world seems to be a little hamlet in France named Aumone. There are only forty inhabi? tants, twenty-five of whom are 80 years of age, and one is over 100. For frost bites, burns, indolent sore?, eczema, skin disease, and especially Piles, DeWitt's Witch Har.el Salve stands first and best. Look out for dishonest people who try to Imitate and counterfeit it. It's th?ir endorsement of a good article. Worthless goods are not imitated. Get DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Rurrow-Martin Company. FOR POOR GIRLS ONLY. A club exists in Vlrnna the members of which are pledged to marry a poor girl. If. by chance or design, a mem? ber marries a rich girl, he Is lined ?400, which sum is bestowed on some re? spectable but impecunious couple en? gaged to be married. Not one child dies where ten formerly died from croup. People have learned the value of One Minute Cough Cure and use It for severe lung and throat troubles. It Immediately stops couch? ing, it never falls. Burrow-Martin Company. MEM STRIKES B?CK (Continued from First Page.) DELAY WAS DANGEROUS. "The least delay and this opportunity would have been lost. 1 know that he (Shatter) wanted tho enemy Impresseu with American bravery and determina? tion. i knew that the American peo? ple and the Administration had sent to Cuba for a special purpose, and that a prompt attack on the Spaniards would aid In attaining that purpose. This (dread of yellow fever) added to and emphasized tho imperative neces? sity of prompt action upon my part. The victory was due entirely to the chivalric courage of the 961 brave American soldiers, who fought the bat? tle. WERE NOT AMBUSHED. "The statement that they wore am? bushed is absolutely untrue. The statement that they were aid? ed In any way. shape or form by any other troops is also un? true. The nearest American tr l ?ps wi re about four miles off when the fight commenced, and the victory had been won and the enemy trad been in precipitate retreat fully two hours be? fore they reached the Held." DIFFICULT TOSITION OF TROOPS. General Wheeler proceeds to point out the difllcult position of tho troops at the end of the battle, dre'nehed with rain, hungry and tired. He claims the victc/y was duo to th? cavalry division entirely and quotes the Spanish report? to show that the Spaniards believed the American fore? which whipped them and drove them front the field was ten limes as large ss It exactly wjj. GENERAL LAWTON CONTRA? DICTED. He refers to a. statement by Bonsai that Lawton had declared that every man who ha? feilen In the Guasimns fight has been needlessly sacrificed, and he says: "It Iti my duty to say that this state? ment Is. absolutely untrue." Ho tells how General Lawton, after tho fight, congratulated him (Wheeler). nnd points cut how unsoldlcrly it would have been for Lawton to have criti? cised his senior officer in that fashion. He says tho statement that the Guasl mns light had the effect of drawing the troops live to eix miles into tin interior was also a mistake. The ad? vance was only three miles, and would have been necessary in any case to lind proper camping ground; In this connection he again quotes Shatter in nn order to him to advance Law ton's division, made because It would have been Impossible to have camped the en? tire army within three miles of the coast at Siboney. Touching General Miles' statement before the War Commission where that soldier said Lawton had told him that there was a scheme on foot to leave him (La'7ton) In the lurch, and have a fight, General Wheeler points em that General Miles was careful to say that ho only repeated what Lawton told him. OTHER FALSE STATEMENTS. Taking up the charge that Wheeler hud been relieved of command on the night of tho 30th, and h id no command during the battle on the following day, General Wheeler says ail these state? ments nie absolutely false. Thereupon he shows he was assigned to his command nn June 2tth and tells what he did day by day In the exercise of that command. He says on the 23th, 2Pth and 30th he suffered from fever, resulting from exposure, but, neverth - less, continued his duties and was net put upon the sick report. He admits he was Ignorant of the conference held by ShaXter and his geenrals on the SOtli. but Shatter explained this by saying ho understood Wheeler was sick and his physician had advised against let? ting him know of the proposed battle next day. Notwithstanding thls.Wheel er says he learned that active prepara? tions were being made for operations and at daylight on the next day he rode to the front and exercised command. Ho tells of the various orders he Rave to Stunner and ho reports to Shatter of what he was doing, which supports his contention. He tells of the weakness of the line at San Juan and says that many officers Insisted that the ridge could not bo held, ami he learned the same statements had been made to Shafter. .?Says Wheeler: ANXIOUS TO PUSH FORWARD. "I did everything in my power to discourage this feeling ami told those who enmo to me that the enemy had fled from us at La Guasimns. and that tvo had Uiiien them fivm Heir lor!;ll catlons on San Juan ridge, that they would expect us to take Santiago ihe next day, that there was no possible danger of their making an attack upon us that night, and that if they did we V.11 Excellent Combination. The pleasant method and beneficial (facts of the well lenown remedy, if but or Fibs, manufactured by the w.iFonKiA Fio Strut Co., illustrate ie vnlne of obtaining the liquid laxa ve principles of -plants known to he icdiciaally IaxatiTe and presenting nerrt i? the form most refreshing to the aate and acceptable to the system. It * the one perfect strengthening laxa ire, cleansing" the system effectually, iispclllng colds, heaeaehes ana fevers (cnt)y yet promptly and enabling one 0 overcome habitual constipation per? nanently. Its perfect freedom from ,>very objectionable quality and sub? stance, and its acting on the kidneys, Liver anil bowels, without weakening >r irritating them, nsako it the ideal laxative. In the process of manufacturing figs ire used, as they are pleasant to tho ?ste, but tbc medicinal qualities of tho emcdy arc obtained from senna and ithcr aromatic plants, by u method cnown to the California Fio Syrup Jo. only. In order to get its beneficial tVects and to avoid imitations, please ?member the full name of the Company rioted on the front of every package. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO. CAL '.OUISVII.LS. KY. NEW YORK. N. Y. or sale by all Druggists.?Price iOc. per bottle HEALTH RESTORED. <Aw:/7 III III When I fco a man w ho Is an easy and steady eater and *a sound and regular sleeper, I see a man who has no occasion to be afraid of the world, the fiesh or the devil. For, from those still solemn hours of the night, when human figures lie like recumbent statues In the darkness, and from those other-hours when busy forks nnd lingers deliver to the mouth the food which the palate stands ready to welcome?from these two things, 1 siy, proceeds all human power, together with the clearness and sanity of mind which leads It to every valuable accomplishment. ) '?When we sloop," said I.elph Hunt, "Is the time when the mysterious spirit goes t? t.-'ke Its airy rounds." "I advise you to sleep in pe.*oe and wake in Joy," said Sir "Walter Scott. "SI ? p." said Bulwer, "Is the happiest of earthly boons." "Sleep," said a poet-phllosophor of Hoston, "lingers all our lifetime near our eyes as the night hovers all day In the boughs of the fir trrc." , What these gentlemen say is very good and fine, and makes sii ;> seem us easy a thing to come at as a ham sandwich Is tr> the fellow who has five cents still left in his pocket. Xcver theless, it" ynti could take the roofs off the houses and look down Into them from above, passing from one to another, swift as Astnodeus. you would see millions of people tumbling jut on their beds, praying in vain to the somnolent gods ly evening to the crack of drvy. 1 couldn't sleep," writes a lady. "I tossed and tumbled With pain and excitement. This was some live years ago. ? I Offered greatly from pain In the back. Ftrange mental hallu? cinations, loss nf appetite, scanty and dark Huld w nich. scalded in passing, bad taste !n the mouth in the morning, loss .?f nerve and tone, restless nights, gradual failure of weight nd sallow skin. 1 had no ambition to go abaut my dally duties. Even the weight of my clothes /Nw^-T about ra tfmn \ and energy, and dark was oppressive. "My sisti r ha 1 t il< u Warner's S ifo Cure for female weakness and been Immensely benefited. I gave up my doctor and began using the Safe Cure. Soon I felt like another person. I c?uld eat heartily and my system was filled with fresh vlg 1 an 1 1 worked with ease and slept like a tired srhoel girl." (.Signed). Mrs. J. H. PAGE, Brockton, Mas . ' i could hold the ridge. The lighting was more or lc.-s severe during the day, but by night we were well Intrenched, and l regarded our position as impregr nable." G nrr.il Wheeler says the statement thru he had told General Kent of his desire to retreat was absolutely untrue,! adding: ?'1 tv.is emphatic and positive and earnest against retreating from the time we took s.iu Juan hill until July 16th, when Santiago surrendered." LAWTON QUOT1 D AGA UN'ST LAW TON. Ho attached General Kent's denial o( this same statement along with other evidence on the IJncs. ITu ssiys the publicity of the errors he seeks to cor? rect has brought to him many ..tteis from army ofllclals familiar with the f.ti ;? to write him on the subject in refutation and he adds in the shape of j an appendix to his own report', a num ber of letters froni such olllccrs. lie quotes Central Lit w ton Iii n letter to I himself ns pron luuclng his (Wheeler's) history of the campaign ";i very Just and accurate description of what oc? curred/' and he quotes Governor Itoose-l veil as follows: "l have read Bonsai's book and It makes the extremely Indignant. He seems to have selected you ns an es-; peclnl object of attack, of the Ounsl mas fight he knows absolut, |y nothing." C? A. -X? O x .n.? B iratha s?',: Kir,dV lMa' M?a?Bo^H Signature SlP /.ZSy/^Z FIGHTING IN HAVANA. EIGHT MEN KILLED A NI > A LARGE NUMBER WOUNDED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Havana, March "0.?The excitement growing out of the conflii i between the police and the populace Is rapidly sub? siding, ami It is not likely that there will be further trouble. The mob has been taught a lesson which will proba? bly prove sullictcnt. During the affrays of Saturday and yesterday three policemen were killed and about 1"' wounded, while of the populace, live were killed and between fio and 7? wounded, some bo seriously that they will probably die. The con? dition of police Captain Jose Estrampcs is serious, but It Is expected he will rc. cover. I Sixty arrests were made and orders have been Issued 10 the police not to hesitate to shoot hereafter, should occa? sion require It. Archbishop ChnpellO, apostolic dele gat- to the West Indies, sailed for New Orleans to-day, In order to be present at tin- Easter services there, but ho will -Mlurn Immediately after to Havana. The Ward Liner Havana, specially chamfered for this purpose, sailed this afternoon for the United States with the Second Louisiana V ?luntecrs. Ai o'clock this afternoon the tem? perature in Havana was to degrees Fahrenheit. PATRICK WALSH DEAD. IMPOSING AND BEAUTIFUL TRI? BUTES Ti' HIS MEMl IRY. fBy Telegraph to Vlrclnlan-Pllot.1 Augusta, Ga., March 20.?The funeral of lion. Patrick Walsh, ex-United States Senator and at the time of his death Mayor of Augusta, took place this Afternoon, und was participated in by the entire community. The poslofflccs and places of business were closed, buildings were draped it* black, flags were at half-mast, bMls I were tolled, and the entire city united I to do honor to the memory of Au? gusta's most distinguished citizen. 1 St. Patrick's Church, which Is th^ largest in the city, was filled to over? flowing long before the hour of the funeral, and lite arrivals could not get within a block of the church. From the Church all the way to the cemetery the long procession movvl between two walls of people who lined the street on both sides. The grave was completely cofvored and surrounded on all sides by floral pieces of elaborate and beautiful designs. Governor Candler came from Atlanta to attend the funeral. S.ild he: "May? or Walsh was my lifelong friend, anil I never knew a purer and truer man." JOHN SHERMAN DYING. ALARM IN' I REPORT AI hi ET AGED STATESM A N S CONDITION. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Kingston, Jamaica, March 20.?The American. Line steamer I'aris, Captain' Frederick Wntklns, with the party of American excursionists who uro tour? ing in \Vesl Indian waters, sailed at C o'clock this evening. Mr. John Sherman is worse and is not likely to survive the night. The United State? einher Chicago has not arrived, but it is supposed she will meet the I'aris at Santiago de Cuba, (Continued from First Page.) gale was Mowing across the Hudson, which rattled the windows in the glo i i v old hospital building, where Mrs. Place's quarters were located. There was a driving snow, too. and several times the woman wont to her! window to watch the storm. She did not retire until 2.:'.0. And after that she was up several times to pray. Never for a moment did the matron re l.ix her vigilance. Tili: LAST TO SAY GOOD-RYE. It cannot ho dented that Warden Sage was anxious In the extreme rc gardlng the execution, and it was with this In mil lid that he ord red every pre . lutlotl taken to Insure the best re? sults, lie sent Rev. Dr. Cole to her at ?:15 this -morning, first inquiring whether the aged clergyman could stand the strain. Dr. i'oie assured him that ho could, nnd was so full of ; ynipalhy for lite woman he had known since she was n child that he was an n. ius to he with her and comfort hor to the end. Dr. Irvine ..so visited her in the morning and with him was a wo? man physician, who had been sent to attend the execution at the suggestion .?? Governor Roosevelt. Mrs. Sage was the last of her friends to say good-bye. During the last few remaining min? utes of her life Mrs. Place was again . nd ngaln urged to po> bravely to her death and she promised that she WOUld. I She had told her pastor that she be ? I loved that her sins had been forgiven I and asserted her faith in the hereafter. She was buoyed up with this feeling ? hen the warden came to lend her to tho chair. HOW SHE WAS DRESSED. She was dressed in black, a gown thai she had made herself, simple nnd I lain. She had expected to wear it at her new trial, or when she received hi r liberty. A w hite band was around her throat and her light brown hair, now turning gray, was brushed back smoothly over her forehead. It was ? lipped away only where the electrode was to be placed. Mrs. I Mac- said simply that she was ready and the warden took her arm in his. They went slowly through the de? scried old hospital building along sev? eral hallways and Anally through the I last corridor of all. On either side the! murderers' cells were draped with heavy curtains, and the procession moved more quickly through this dis? mal place. THE) DEATH CHAMBER. Meanwhile the witnesses had been called In to the death chamber. The electric apparatus had been given its final t.si and all were waiting with suspense for the coming Of the woman. Suddenly tho side door, through which the party would enter, was thrown ' pen. a keeper stepped In nnd called ( ir another keeper and turned rapidly away. The keeper returned nnd wns foliowd nlmosl at once by Mrs. Place, leaning heavily on the warden's nrm. Her face was very white, her head up? lifted, her eyes closed. The white band around her throat seemed scarcely whiter than her face. The warden held In r nrm closely with his, and with his other nrm he supported her. Behind ? .ime the women attendants, one a physician, the other the day matron Rev. Dr. Cole came next and after him tho two keepers. IN THE DEATH CHAIR. As they came over the threshold Mrs. Place gave no sign of fear. She picked her wuy almost like a blind woman ncross the short space that separated her from death. She was gently : resscd down Into the frame and Dr. Irvine, who was in waiting, stepped In front of her. lie motioned to the women and they came up on either sld?. It took but a moment to strap her in. The odg.? of her skirts was lifted quickly, the stocking drawn down over her shoe and the electrode fasten I ed by one of the women to the right I lrrr. Then the skirt was dropped. The head cap was clamped on. the straps fastened across the face and a pad ! dropped over the forehead. The. women stood w ith outstretched skirts, with Dr. Irvine and a man attendant on either side, almost shutting ^ut the view of the witnesses, and the signal was given. Quicker almost than n flash the electrician threw- down the lever. Tho body straightened, the lingers gripped tightly into the palms and the little prayer book she held in her left hand was drawn across the wrist. HER EAST PRATER. Only the woman's mouth was visi? ble, and it changed merely In the draw? ing down of the lips, and a little dark-, cuing of the skin. Mrs. Place had iiutr-' mured as she was seated In the) chair: ' "God help me; God hSLVa mercy." There was not a.sound after that, not even a mean. Tho visible effect of the shot k was less than had ever been ob-1 si rved in tho death house before. There j was not the slightest distortion^,of fea? tures; the eyes were covered, and when ? the straps were removed they were still! I closed. On the second shock the body straightened out again end a little ? Xo.un oozed from the li;>a. When the current was shut oft the body reposed naturally In the chair. DEATH WAS INSTANTANEOUS. Dr. Irvine pave It as his opinion that death had been Instantaneous, The body was allowed to remain In the chair until all the witnesses had retired, when it was taken to the autop? sy room and a nostmortem examina? tion held. No one was present but the operating surgeons, and their report was sealed, snd will be filed In Kings county, together with the other docu? ments relating to the woman's denth. The autopsy was a rapid one, nnd nl thouph no information was made pub? lic, the indications are that the organs The insanity plea entered In behalf of Mrs. Place never impressed those who knew the woman best very favorably. The body was placed in a red box and was taken to the SIiir Sins; station, where It was shipped to East Millstone, N. J. For Infants and Ch;' '"an. The Kind You Have Alw^o Sought Bears the Signature of THE MAINE'S DESTRUCTION. ANOTHER STORY OF HOW IT WAS ACCOMPLISHED EXPLODED. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Cincinnati, O.. March 20.?A local pa? per prints a story that the location of the key-board by which the Maine was blown up In Havana harbor has been found by nn American engineer ofllcer. The story is that Captain T. L. Huston, of the Volunteer Engineers, who en? tered the service from Cincinnati,, and who had been assigned to tho duty of cleaning out the fortifications of Ha? vana, had discovered in the gun-room of the Cuartel de Fuerste a wooden box or hut, in which ho found a gutta percha tube containing one large cop? per wiro and several smaller wires. He also found evidence of a key-hoard having been torn away. Captain Hus? ton had confided his discovery to Mr. Warren J. Lynch, newly appointed passenger agent of the Big Four, who was visiting- Havana, and said he was about to trace the wires to prove his theory that the Maine was exploded from that point. CAPTAIN HUSTON'S DENIAL. Havana. March 20.?Captain T. L. Huston, of?thi! Volunteer Engineers, was questioned to-day by a correspon? dent of the Associated Press on the subject of the story printed by a local newspaper at Cincinnati, 0-, saying that the location of the keyboard by which the United States battleship Maine was blown up in Havana harbor on February IS, 1S0S, hart been found by him In a gun room of the Fuersto prison while engaged In cleaning out the fortifications. The Captain said the use of his name In this connection was not authorized. He showed the cor? respondent a cable with several wires running Into the harbor from Fuerta prison, opposite the Cabanas fortress One wire was connected with a dis? used telegraph Instrument In a neigh? boring government building. Though the cable has not been Investigated by tho United States Engineers, the sup? position is that it runs to Cabanas across the harbor, and has been used for telegraphing. There is a remote chance that the wiros in the cable were connected with mines or torpe floes, but there Is no indication that It had anything to do with the blowing up of the Maine. The end of the cable sticking out of Fuersta prison has been seen by tourists tor weeks past. Many soldiers have also seen the cable, and many have expressed tho belief that It was used to blow up the Maine. OASTOIIIA. Be?ra tho _^f1!l8 ^ *9U HaW *lv,a*s Bou*M Be sure you are right, then go to New York Dental Rooms to have teeth ex tracted. No pain. Newest Discovery. N. Y. Dental Rooms ONLY. 324 Main street, corner Talbot. Ennes. Medium weight Underwear for ' be? tween season" wear. RUDOLPH! & WALLACE. S33 Main street The fourth shoot of the Virginia Reach Gunning Club will take place Wednesday. March 22. 1S99. Train leaves for shooters at 12:15 p. m. mh21-2t Some new cross stripe shirts. Very I swell, price, $1.00. RUDOLrill & WALLACE. I 333 Main street.