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LL!ANT ARRAY OF SPRING DRESS GOODS.
SILKS, GLOVES, HOSIERY AND WASHABLE GOODS With prices on every article for under the usual on new, up-to-date stock, and our new modern ideas of merchandising makes this Norfolk's most satisfactory shopping place. We guarantee satisfaction with every sale, and your money refunded if dissatisfied. Exceptional prices here told will make Monday Sellin?;' lively. Open Monday, new . lock Slrirl Waists, Percale, Lawn and Pique Embroidered. Black Lawn and Satteen. Prices special. 39c LEVY'S GREAT SILK NEWS?39c SILKS The Power of Cash. the: COLORED DRESS GOODS / q a wend iTul '?rir.i!n that every 0"C. :.. i should lakd a look at. This Is extra 01XK<Ul. pieces tlncst Brads C plain and two nil wo i Dress ttood?; not a pi A Groal Siik Purchase- 500 Pieces 3 nr cirttt Natu Vtnnxt ilton? dl \\\ 1 It- Ml -: not a Dlcee ot Fine f\cw rancy Ti1fk pnWtM- 0i i ror i< than $1 _ _ __ UlC runu u , , w. m offer on these. Not Cash. ??8?ln? i worth $1.50 a sard. ROWER OF CASH, I rn .\:i u ol, ?'?' Inch Whip Ocrde, I JUC all colors, ii Malt Price. This is . . . . . _. ' ? i t>i.\. 1100 Krade. Oonvluo yourself and sco Placed us in possession <>t over 500 pieces <>i Fine New Fancy and i lam Silks last week. This will enable us to place before a delighted public Mon? day the greatest Silk Bargain Feast ever held in trie South. A great gather ing of Daintiest Silks, in Stripes, Plaids and Checks, at our ever popular prices, 39c., 50c., G9c. and $1.00 a yard. Our wonderful Silk prices have been widely commented on. 1 Live you seen Levy's 69c. Silks ? is heard on every side. A new Silk wonder will be added this week at 39c. a yard. 25c. All Wool German Henri i-ta. Ti:. -? ? .in'; 1 ?? hough! I.y us |o . retail under '? As long as cwn 1 ihey ai>- yours for 23c. ?yr Si '? y< lay?Any of mr noc. ZJ?-. .1, ,v,, ; i>i, StuiTs Monday, 25c. 39c. Wo purchased peg. Hand Made, W?it?hahlc aap. Tail, t.s: ?very 11 bin nun- ;I'.k. Those s. nie good* rim by tin- I n-- NJ< tv V? k - this season at 59c, now ? ?. . : see t?icso sure; no matter t .. to buy or not; special 39c. n yard. oa. Choici of thirty-three shades; w7C. nls-? Bln< k. Wlilt? , Ol i Sa i tills Is the very best 50e. satin. ao- 21-lncli nll-*:ik Taffeta, ail 07c. t< 43 dlstlnv t sli i.P i .pure silk, heavy warp Tnffotii, I ho.kind tha t won't break these you can'i ai r. h ror loss than Sue.; most b uses usk $1.00 for them. 7P 24-inch pare silk Duclu : this /7C ..iik is worth $1.25; but a bargain seldom met at jae. 69c. put silk Ducht this is /q 24-lnoh pun O/C. Stroits and warrant I t: away -from sett ins; black silk <lr real positive vallurTi llk BIn< k Foulard: pull for a ?tfli't-welghl par excellence, and $i.H?. 69c. 69c. Wo show more and finer silks at this price than the entire st -ks of any Norfolk stores. Wo never .how tiny thing at 09c. that can be match' ed under $1.00 elsewhere; many arc worth even more. Crys.itl Bengallnc In the fol? lowing colors: Three Beds. Nil Lavender Marine, Tobacco, Gurnet tie. White and Black. Embrotd r< 1 t rip- s, Medium and Wide Stripe. Satin StriiK) on Chocks ground. These are w rth up to St.'--' n yard. All no Monday at one price . sr. plcoi-s to ?-hoo-=e f-oni. Bio idos for street ind evening w< tr; Satin Armuro and Gros Grain Ground, Phi so are pure slllts and warrant, d for no year's wt.ir. The impart price on some of these Is $1.17. ind Wool Covert:!, and \, . l lux Suiting. Th si Silk prettj also vet rtli 50 w. p> n w pieces Monday. 31-Inch wool Bulge In Tins. Greys und n. w Greens, tor Uillor-niado s. 29c 1? IV I -j. ? A tilg lol now Pattern, i>on;.;, 3C. width Spring Dress Goods; ;. I'b ?so sco tintiti die aisle. iNtte, i / - ? a 1 t of medium colors. In 1! Myr-I O/'SC Dress <? . marked down 25c?SILK HOSE?25c. The balance of an importers stock that came our way at a price far below the real value. 2". d ? IjadloB1 Pino Plated lina? In |. tuttful colorings, with black boot. They uro Nermsdorfs i>?s: German dye: K4ch t'lleu IMbbcd, Double Heels and Toes: would bo cheap at 59c.. and usually sold for 75c. Monday only 25c. a pair. 7e. A PAIR.?Indies' Past Black and roll S unless Hose, our I0c. ones, us uully sold by others 2 pairs for 25c.; h ic Monday 7c. u i air. Afore bargains In landlos' Fine Imported iios--: some lino D'sio 'I ini .id: M ii>.- Silk r.rnl.rold- r- d. s.a:;? lino Egyptian Cotton', Ribbed and Plain, Black and colored: all worth ;.:>c. to 5i?e. M in lay In re 25c. i i air. EMBROIDERY, 3c, 4c, 5c. Prices are advancing on Embroidery of every description. Notwithstanding this f >ct, we have closed out a let or 40.000 yards at far below their present pr.-cc, and Monday s. s ibem priced nt Sc., 4c, , 5c. a yarn and upward. This lot comprises ?rjw will all the newest 1 attorns. Hands mo nnclseale. stltehinus nt 10c., IL" ? ?. and l.".-. lor tilin- I Vui'.ea' Pir.c Tattr-rcd Suits; coats lined mill's- w.ii.'t.i 11-1 d:?.-s. s. km ct t sec ! throughout LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS. Extra =T<'-'!:il priors last week made lively Sellins In the suit Koom. To-mor o a repctl-Uon, only on n larger 26c 19c. <l >z. pairs ic: usual tin.- Pancy f'ol->r',d :i5o. ones?Monday HiSf iBargaIns.?Ladles' Kcal Import Jt.,i llermsdorf Black I loublo n 1 To? st-. kings: vi Inu ?rl I Rlbb d lki'. 12Vie. Children's Heavy hoois and Toe Stockings . Children's t-':n. Double Knee, 55 1 . ,.- .= O s am loss and Past lllack s!r.< 1 c i Ity of li? GI r.iir.s Children's Heavy, Hose; uialdcrcd u very fair qual stocking, Monday ;i pairs tor oui embroidery counter* crowded Monday and oil the w.-ck. as .such values won't be duplicated this season. 11 ?ulsuii ,.: Work? I Swiss :i"d N.i'n sook tCnt".: - h rltu and A-U-Ovcr Werk priced special for this ?ile. New Colored Pct'ticoals. '. :??. wei .h *i?;.r.;). rn.ci). x.<'.-t)i ?iv.ro. $15.00. worth Ail the n-.wiit shapes, shades itnl ma Muslin Underwear. Wo lead in this dep.v.'.ment. High tide Underiiiusltns like these never be .'i i ut such prices. or R..nman Stripe Moreen, s.v. and SSc: Made or plaid skirtings, 790. Black Sf.tteen Skirls, wide cclor??d ruf ties, a bargain, ?i 00. StyKfih SKlrtu new < nlcr d strip- ?, $1.S9. Colored ska ts, Stripes and Plaids. $1.50. Black Sottcen Sk'.its. with 2 wide ruf lies. >c.: with 3 ruffles, si.?o. flr.r- Black BklrtS, ?!out>.? raft*. ... hl'CV lly coided, $1.98. Pino Black and Fancy Colors Italian I Cloth Skirts, double corded rufllcs, $2.50. 2&C Pino Sllk-llko Mi : illlc Cl ht Shirts, ? Vokcs cinlr.abry and lace lrinun<-d, 29c (".OWNS are good EOc. values; then UP to bw.. 59c., COc.; 7!'e. und ir. to $1.00; all the newest slr.ipts; bCOtl UluUy uliimicd in hs<.w- and embroidery. DRAWERS: also 1 lot at 15c. a pair: liuer grades. 2t?e. and 60c. ClU.MlSivS. with cambric ruf - tie neck and sleeves. 39c. ' U!l t< : utui: 25c WASH GOODS PRICED HALF. These prices uncqualcd for quality and worth. 27.' Past colors I^lght Calicoes | y ot. those are the Go. goods. 37' Pinost American indigxj call ' o5C. coes that sell lor Cc. Pretty Whlto Sheer Check Mus. lilts, worth 054c. 1 lot yard wldo Percales, that sold lor 10c. Kino Whlto lllg Plaid Muslin, 10 styles, worth lue. Two hales Heavy Tard Wide Sheeting, 2 to 10 yards in picea AQr Satin Stripe* o ^c. Dot? ii.,;, idtu 69c. il nday to t?T4c. -i yard. Black Dr:s5 Goods. ."'. inolt Kino All Wcol French Sfi-ineh F Twill Sorgt 40-1 nch Camel's r?gulur 1 i'i1 ?? Is 50 ? o_ 24-Inch heavy Black Tiffota: wo O/C. chalb ngi you to mal 0110 dollar. <C 1 Cfl Iais ir is 1 r ; hat ri - 4>i.-u tatia , x ,,.,| ,? ?M, largest houses North; we guarantee this for at least live years' wear. Pure S'lk Kuxor. Double Fni i h's is very stylish, and Is a dol-|Ji 1.1 r number. 69c. lar 11 50c. $1.00 s $1.00,,. 29c. 39c Pure Henri? Ha-Ir Crcponcttc, the d 40-lncli high flnisli 11. ivy Black I loublo Warp Su >h S'lk. This is the standard $1.00 Surah, and well worth that, too. 21-lni h double face, < xtra .ivy Luxor Silk. This is the $L50 grade told by all llrst-class houses. lOc-NEW IDEA PAPER PATTERNS?10c The best, cheapest an ft>Tm l>riee of 10c. ? aclt for in si reliable pattern In America. All sold at th.- ttnl tnj ami every size. Pattern Sheets tree ovory month. Our Every Day Bargains 2c. e.ich Ladles' White Hemstitch Hand? kerchiefs. 60c each Brussels Rugs, 17x34. 25c. LMdtes' Corsets, giiod styles. 5c. Pure CLinciv Towels lix.-; 5c. Turkish lt.uii Blonc^i?d Towels l^ic best 5-4 Tabli ?dl Cloth. 30e. new styh Kadlos" Kln. n Collars. $1.00 Pino Cocoa Do.'r Mats. 48e. in yd. pleco best Bird Eyo Dinner S9c. yard line silk Velvets, worth T.v' .'t'.ic l?ico Stripe Cunttadn Scrim. IOC. new yard wide Sllkaleti.- Drapery 25c. Ohcnllle Table Covers, fringed 3:ic. largo Down Sofa Pillows. Co. doz. Preneh Etmbroiid ry Bilks. 33a, J9c., 25c. now Leath - It.-hs 25o. pair 33tubroldorcd Pill ?w .-.H um Ic. spool, 22a do-/.. Sewing Silks 6c. big bottle. Levy Bros ' Ammonia. 6c. ball gootl Crochet Silk. ?4c. ball Clark's Crochet Cotton. The New Kid Gloves. / DC Tlu C.I. In alt new 2-1 tin- in ?est spring colors Tan, Roil, Brown, Black and White, em? broidered bucks; as good as the average dollar kid; bitter than the regular i.V. 7" \ Post r Lacing Kid Cloves; all the now col rs atul I lack. 79c. Misses now 2-Clasp Olives; all the new volors. ?M Pin Our new French Kid Gloves in $KUU tbo new 2-clnsp; also Poster I ... - ing, fastenlltg in all Hie choice new rush toitdble shades-Grey. .Mod.-. Tun Itcds. Black and White; all selected'kid; Ijctui tiiuiid embroidered backs in BClf und fan? cy sh id? s. r.;.-. Foster Lacin Gloves, Brown only, 'rs in 25c. B'.iiilii'ul New Spring C S41k Gloves; also Black. Finest Milanese SMk Gloves. In the new spring Bhades; also White ml Ltla k, with new fastening clnsp. Th ? Gold M\ d vl Goods, in Armuro. piard pa11> rn?, M hair, Btnek Dress GiailltO an I Bi'llliantlne, ilky and tine. Fine Black Clay Diagonal Suiting. And Pino Furo W ii Ft ? rieft ?- <'!. !i!; ail these double. . !i Ml i 'it Hon wortli in .u iy 69C. Heavy 46-ln h 'Irish Poplin. (1- tr Bin I:. V.irn 1 >y. -I < !: vlot. Sponged and shrunk. 54 Indies wide. Ami Fine Black Venetian Soldi cloth; all threw of th s are lull dollar qualities. 79c. Heavy ' iky finish Sicilian nnd in.-: BDck German Henrietta xtra special .Monday. New Patterns. Heavy Black Crepons. $1.50 blister;- iff under $2.0). :? W .1 i d Fine Silk i ri.- i y rich sort; |at ge jti will nut equal this $1.75 i', new piccos, with n shim mery - ilk ? IT- It ot" finest mo? hair wool nnd .-ilk. a bargain worth $2.50; color and wear warranted. O nn Th? o ore the finest, richest >J>?*UU Fivn !i n ?vi Ity Ci-ej -es in the market; ?"> i it terns. < roll a beauty; equals tboco shown at many large stores for Our nn lliods ? f merchandising?wo be? ing satisfied with the etrrallesl margin ?>t' pi oil t?enables v?dl to buy finest - here at prices much under usual selling'. 5c I adit te Russet rib -tit 20 doz. to s ttr. worth Wo. Drown Hose; ?II Monday tor Bed Clothing at Old Prices. N ' advance In price, although every ar :I to hero priced is worth 10 to 15 per i (ut more. r Co.i.l Muslin Pillow Cases, -IOxHi; DC. Inch, with wide hems. -. Euch. 15x30 inch of lino Camhrlc, w .Hi now 12'.'.c. 1.'. . Fino Hemstitch Pillow Cases. 10c. Our Rival Pillow Case, lOx?G. ;.; . Corded Border Oases, 45x36. Extra slzo Pillow Cases, 14c. and 17c. jC Sheets, 54x90 Inch, with ZJC !., ms. I trn and Ironed. wldo 2Ux2' - 39c Sheets, Bleach and Drown, yurda long, with wide Items. 45c. Elte? la for large beds of line heavy round thread . loth, with wide hem. Ex t ra big s!z<> AndrosoOBgln Sh- . Is, worth 630. 59c. Fino Hemstitch Sheets: full in-i - :uare: these oro torn and ironed, und h.tvo wide hem borders. 50c. 19c. B Islor Cases, 42xC4 inch. Bolster Oases. 12x72 inch. Hemstitch Bolster Casca, 12x7 39c. Wh! Inch. Marseilles Worth ?$c Bed Spreads. B9o Whlto Bed Spreads, ready hemmed for use. T.'.e. Extrl.l good value, worth $lff>. S;.. i.il make, large size heavy Mar .- ; VVililte Spread, worth $1.2.".. 75c. Crib size lino White Spreads. S1.50 Ctadlo and crib ^Izo linu Wool Blankets. "v/t c;n i *'r vory ,,no A" Wool can -P't.jU fornia Blankets; theso are worth iT.eO a r..t!r. \ FIT I Li STOCK OF MADAM RPP PERT'S PA( E .\NI> TOILET PREPAR? ATIONS, FACE BLEACH, COMPLEX? ION SOAP, FACE POWDER AND Co. ALL MARKED AT SPECIAL PRICES. colorings, &!.'." Ladies' Outing Cloth Skirts. Ladles' Wcol Skirts, worth 75r. Men's Furnishings. E0dos. more White Muslin Night Shirtj for nu n and boys, trim mod; also breast pocket: made of line un? starched muslin; haue- us sold In st ic: til 5tv. be sure y u see this Patga'.n. ?3Q Men's Negligee Shirts of < hcv ?J/C. |ol> p,Madras nlso White unlauiKlri d Shirts. Theso are tv.tllv 7".c. ijuaiBUcs. newt s t 19c. 49c. 29c. to Skirt Chemists, 39c. 59c., 75c. and $1.00. O- SXIIt'lri of good muslin; also ?J^C bettor, 60c.. 75c. and $1.00. CORSET COVEIRB uro big val values. At l2' -e. fine Cambric Covers. Beautifully trimmed ut 28c. mid 50c. oach. 9c. Window Shades Special. 9c. tell. i Gents' newest styles I^aundrlcd Percale and Madrns Shirts, with attached and detached collars and ?uns. 50c attael 59c OontV Laundrlcd and t'nlinn Iricd Shirts, with and without altars nnd can's. These are all $1.00 qual tlos. A chance to buy your summer s-up piy a.t half price. a pair Men's Past Black, Seam ?less lieu- . our regular 10c. kind; Mond >y 4 pit- t' r 25c. Bo, Men's Grey Mixed Seamless Hose, worth so. 12^(C. Men's Fancy H se, a lino Imported seamless and fast color Hose, former price, 2.*.?-. special 2 pair for 25c, Sc. Men's Cord End Suspenders. 6c. Men's nice White an 1 Border Hand k. i . hi. rs. 26c. Men's new spring Neckwear. We s? 11 n-? line u scarf for 2". - as tin nvcr ago store sills for GOo. Sie- our styles at 2?O. e-.n h, Aprons at Special Prices. in, Wh!i?> Lawn Aprons, 33-Inch *\JC. long and 21? Inch wide; wide ti strings; wide hem. 10c. Large Gingham Aprons. n."ix3"> In h. ir,<\ White Lawn Aprons. 36x37 In hi 24 Inch tl?> strings, wide hems. 19c. With :i wide tucks and deep hem.", worth 25c. 25o. Fine 1/ong Whit" Lawn Aprons, with pockets, tucks and embfcldcry trim mi d. 25c. E-xtrn size Gingham A| rons, with 2 pockfts und w de strings. 2.">c. M. n's Wiiite and Gingham Aprons; straight; also bibb cut, with twvj pock r.e. Nurses Aprons, extra largo s!z< 1.0CO new Window Shades of Ol aque Felt, on strong spring worth I.V. 1.000 Holland Linen Shades, on jt?C? Hurtshornc's Strong Spring Koll? ers. Fixtures and nil complete. All the new colors; also white, with or without fringe. These are worth COc. each. Lace Curtain Specials. There was lively selling in our Curtain Department la>l week. This week's pi lees ore to clear the stock. ?!'.'<-. ii pair, ti yards to pair, value 7">c. :t pair (these ar?? longer), worth $1.50. 11.19 I lands.me Lace Curtains that sold r.?r il.75. $1.69. Twenty pairs left. These are Chi a;> at j2.<-?. $229. Fine Laco Curtains, worth $3.fi0; also ..'..I lot of single pairs l*tc?> Curtains, marked down to about one-half the worth ?Only oik- ? air of a style. II.w M inds mo Chenille Curtains?the $160 kind. A Wonderful Lining Sale. 3c. a yd. best Drt s*makers' Cambric. :',o. yard wide Silesia, worth 10c. 19c. r. al English Hair Cloth, worth 29c. 6%c. v.inl Itussolln, worth lOc, I.'..-. Boaullful Near Silk Dress Lining; nil tin- new colors and black. i"3e. Best Jean Waist Lining, worth Sc. Umbrella Special, 75c 50c, only. Fine Twill filorla. Umbrella, irtth st.-.-i re U, fine Congo loop and cr:i3k handles; Paragon frame, full 2?; tr.cb This is u good $1.25 urtielo nnd sometimes said special at 98c, our price Monday, 75c. each. 4c 5c 5c. 5c. This Is regular Sc. grade." 61/ _ Two cases of beautiful new. / 4C* yard wide P. reales; new pat? terns; this worth 12iic. 71/_ Another lot of P. TC. Xtemnanta| '/3C? black, while and all colors. Tlila a 12HiC. kind, and very desirable. o_ New Spring Fancy Color Oui.lns ot.. for sacQUos and houso gowns. l25^C?C?VCrt CloUl s"lli?ss?Specials j2i^2 Finest English Dong Cloth. p)l/. Beautiful New Whlto Curtain *^/-C Muslin; Stripes and Dots. 15c 18c. 10c. Lace Specials. The new sty!.- of Band Lace in black ?r! ?? and cream Chantllly. f.?. to 39o. u yard; all specially l-w priced. Extra Heavy Brown 10-1 Sheet? ing. Extra Heavy Whlto 10-1 t'iiuet lng. and Strijio l-'ine New Cheek While Dimities. 5c. Specials. stripe and Plaid Dress Ginghams, Lancaster Best Apron check Ginghams. Best oiled and Boiled Solid Colic ?. Slu-er White Indian Linon. 1 ease of SO pieces <>r heavy, yard wide. unstarched White Cottons. This la not branded, tun as good as Androscoggln Cotton. Mwnday 6c. Table Damask, He ~~ f> lniCCCS Turkey Red Damask: same its always sell for 19c.; hero -Monday Bo. a jiardj quantity limited. 4 r_ A small lot of Pttro Linen Ta 1-JC. bla Damask, worth 25c. here Mi a day, ir.c. 25c Bleached Table Damask, 66 inch wide, was 33c. 25ci Bates' be.-t heavy 60-Inch Turkey Red Tai.I.) Damask, worth "7c. 25c. Heavy Half Bleached Damask.with Double IVed Bordi r. COc. Pino Pttro Linen Blcalch Damask. f.9c. 2 yard wide German Table- Dam? ask, worth 75c. 75c. Fino German Linea Dam9ask; btaotlful pattorns. s7?-. Fino English l.inen Damask, 2 yards wide, worth $1.25. Dozen Fringed f.'.nen Table Doylies, checked patterns. 50c. doz. Fino All TJncn Fringed Doy? lies. pur?< white and Pancy. 75c. Damask Dinner Napkins, large slzo, worth $1.00 doz. 7c. S<\. 10.-. 3 grades Lin- n Crasli Tow? eling; extra cheap. 12'.iC. yard. Heavy Stripe Stair Crash. 25c THE LONG FIST IS NOW ENDED Music and Flowers ths Features of To-Day, THE ORICiN OF THE NAME A History or Easier, ilir- Creates! Festival in ('lir in tend on ? The CIinroltcN of JVorfolli Mil! cele? brate WltuRpeelnl Services?WUnt llic liny Menu* 10 I lie CliriNllnn. ? The days of penitence nre over. Bright dawn this morning look the place of the dark night < f Lenten solemnity, and sombre garments will be exchanged tor the gay garb of East< r. Instead of glooin WC have flowei'8, songs of rejoicing, pealing' organs, bright anthems, praises hntl thanks? giving. Also, the boglnnlng .it" well i ic spring. It is well to i> mr In mind what It all means. To many it matters lit? tle that the festivities have n deep, underlying purpose, bui it docs no harm to be remindful of the itact that the Christian world unites to-day In cele? brating the resurrection of Christ, and pours out Its wealth of flowers ami song In grateful remembrance' of the all lrni)ortant event In the Christian era. ORIGIN OF EASTER. It is Interesting to note how the name came to be given to the festivity. It was 300 years after the death of Christ that tho date of 'the celebration of His resurrection was definitely settled by tho church. The hdm ? was taken fr >m the ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess ol Spring? Ostern or ISostre who:-,- festi? val was celebrated nbotil the time of the Christian Easter. No eel 'bratlon \vns arranged by the Jewish Christians at all. but on the Uli day nf t he month, immediately following the vefpal oqui nox. which was the day ?h winch the old Jewish feast of the Passover was celebrated, the Jewish Christians cele? brated the death of Christ, to them the Paschal lamb (Christ having died, ac? cording to their chronology, on the date of the celebration of the .!? wish Pass over). The celebration of the Jewish Christians was, therefore, for Hie death and not the resurrection of Christ. The Gentile Christians, however, were not bound by any of tho Jewish tradi? tions, Sunday being the Lora s; day to them, they, therefore, celebrated tho, resurrection of Christ on the Sunday following the Hth day of the moan of March, the day on which Christ died. Tht Jewish Christians thus celebrated the 14th day o? the month, Irrespective df the day of the week, and the Gentile Christiana celebrated a Sunday, Irres? pective of the day of the month, if this confusion had not been resolved by lit proper ecclesiastical authorities, Wc might have been celebrating the day lit the present time according to our Indi? vidual religious predilections. The early Chinch was torn with hit? ter dissensions regarding this conflict of custom ha to the celebration of Raster. Various attempts were made to Iis a stable day which would be observed by the Church as a whole, but they all failed. Finally, at the Council of Nice, A. D. S2."i, the question was settled once for_all ,an<l the date now observed throughout the Christian world was es? tablished. Easter-day was then fixed as the llrst Sunday after that full mn in which happens on or next after March -1st. If tho full moon happens on a Sunday, the following Sunday is Kas? tor. The day can, then fore, be as curly as March 22d, and as late as April 25th. In France the ycai began with Master Sunday until the year 1604 (the date : Shakespeare's birth), when Charles IX. fixed January 1st as the first day of the year. GROWTH OP A CHANGE. The customs in connection with the celebration of Kastor have been numer-I j ous. and not all of them are entitled to respect. In the early Christian era' those who professed the faith would meet with n kiss and the greeting: "Christ is risen." To this greeting tile response would be: "He Is risen in-' deed." This Is the greeting ::i the Czar's dominions to this day. Theologians differ widely upon Ihe strictly religious significance of the re? surrection. St. Paul declares explicitly that "it Christ be not risen, then Is our hope in vain," the hope ref i red to |,e. i ing the hope of immortality. In the I Pauline system the crucifixion and the] resurrection are of en?al import mco, each essential to the Christian religion. However much modern thought u ay modify lh|s original conception, no oi ? can deny that apart wholly from the I domain of theology the resurrection must be set down as a prodigious fac? tor In the general history of innukii I. If it had done nothing eltje it would bo worthy of universal observance an a day of rejoicing for having given to tho world the Christinn Sabbath. Tii is a feature of Easier which is npi to be underestimated, if not ov< vi> k i altogether. The Hebrew F hbath was never adopted by any large number of p except the particular nationality i ? which it was originally given, and i had in It such an exclusive Idea of r st from physical labor that it never com? mended itself to the people >f othi r na? tions. The Christian Sabbath, called in the Now Testament literature "the first day of the week," or. "Lord-: Day," took the negative or rest id- i oi Saturday to a certain extent, and ad? ded to It a. positive feature which has made Sunday the best day of all the week throughout Christendom. Wide variations are found in the observance of "the day, from the Hebraism of ricotfctm^^o. the holiday idea which pre vails throughout tho Continent <>f Eu? rope, but all. and all alike, go back to thai llrst Eastern morn tor the Seed tllOtight. The Hotting apart of one day in s v. a for relief from the drudgery of ordinary occupation was a powerful factor in the betterment of the condition of the masses. The workaday world may well Joil in the Harter gladness, for ever since the Christian religion became gen? eral, and ia consequence of its ndoptli h, ih< first day in the week lias been an oasis in the desert of toil. The slave, the peasant, the wnge-enrner, all who live by the sweat of their brows, have found, and s;;:i Und, life made percep? tibly less wearisome by the Christian Sabbath. It is as if the Aral, eould al? ways see the.palms of some spring be? fore him, beckoning him on and bid? ding him to endure the sun and sand in ;h., assured hope of enjoying the luxury of an oasis one-seventh of the time. it.. tn,- Journey long or short, the des rt narrow or wide, one day In seven is t.. be spent under those palms. In the old countries some of the cus? toms that have come down from gen? eration to generation resemble school? boy fun more than religious festivities. In the north rh countries of England every woman met is lifted off her f< ?< and kissed i>;. the men, who parade the ?li oscillatory expeditions bent. The following day the Women ha\o their Innings and the nun pose as un? willing victims'; ECUS AN I ) BASTEh, How eggs came to be such a feature of E is tor bell bratloiiH is said to be that, (.win:- t . this variety of f??tl being barred from the list of those things which might he taten .lining the fast days of Lent, a large stock was usual? ly left en hand wh< ti Easier came to remove He- restriction. The accumula? tion .d" eggs had t ? he disposed of in seme way, and there being too many eggs to h,. eateri, the surplus was given to the children to play with, and so arose til- custom of coloring the eggs; that has i nvived to the present day. SPLKNDOH oK CELEHKATION. The cplebre.??n of linstter is conduct? ed on a magnificent ncali wherever the Christian religion llourinhos. it is the gie.n,.-;; day of the y.-ar in Christ n doin, greater oven thnn Christmas, for the resurrection <>f Christ is of deeper moment to tin church than his birth or death- For what purpose would Christ have lived a"d died had lie not ris n it gal n from the dead? Special musical programs will bo rendered in nil the i 11urclies, nml the air Will he tilled with the aroma of Mowers. in tlie churches of this city the c le brations will be i'ti the usual scale of splendor. Thfe choirs "f many of (he churches will wing selections especially pi t pared for the occasion, in accordance with the programs to he found in an? other column, and flowers will he plen? tifully sea11.red everywhere, lilies pre-' dominating, for? "Tho tomb. Ho walked where ( lumps of lilies grow, With emerald waxen stems and crowns of gold: Gaudy and haughty a;' the gods of old. v . ? And, us His garment touched them, In! a new Flower was created, virgin white In lute. And stainless as an angel on Clod's fold, Changed were the lilies oC gold to lilies of White. The [lowers beloved of Christ. "So I. too. love you, lilies, for alone Of nil earth's (lowers you teach mo Christ's decree: Through you Christ taught peace and purity; Then come what may, I shall not weep or moan ' When death stailts In and claims me for his own. Christ's words and flowers will be ever near to me Until the last, and then my soul, set Will find a haven by the great white throne." EASTER BELLS. I. East or bells peal softly. And ring a joyous lay: Hymns <?:' praise now waft thee To Christ, Who opened the way Tli.it I. nds to life eternal. And by the wounds be boro Crushed the licnds infernal, And redeemed us evermore. II. pious women sought him There, at the sacred tomb; Spices sweet they brought him, ThroUgh the morning's gloom; And angels sat In glory, The women held their breath, While he :.dd the story Of Christ' victory bvor death, ill. Up the pathway narrow, Ma&dnl no, sie' came, Her ie id bowed in sorrow. Filled with ?rief ami shame. In the dewey morning, The holy women no ;: She hears the angel's warning It Ii!!.' hei' With regret. Feign f in would unravel. Wli ro Ie :- beloved could be, There's foot-prints on the gravel, The gardener, 'twas he. Oil. where have they laid him, In i Hence be drew near: (>li. when; luve they laid him, -My I ? i and Master, dour? V. "Mary!" Ah. she knew him, < hi her knees she fell Down, iii closer to him: lie '.. oi l her BOrrOW quell. "Jesus, dear; i >. Master!" Feign she would entreat. While le v tears fell faster. To ! Ills wounded feet r VI. I've n % ? ; seen my Father, "Totti me n?.;." he said, ?'Hut b ? fftlthfnl rather," She bowed her golden head. "By my promise Kiven, By my loX'C'S control. Wo shall ice. ; in Heaven; Peace unto my soul." VIT. Enati r bells i eal s< ftly, Sweet Hallelujahs ring; Hymns of praise now waft thoe To Christ, mir risen King. "Bless us, i>h, Jehovah, Bid all wrangling cease; And when life is over Grant us endless peace." ?HELENA A. PFEIL. Norfolk. Va. THE LIGHT OF CALVARY. By "William I.. Bailie, Jr. Upon the night of sorrow dawns, The star of Jacob's glow, "While strains from 1st aid's happy hosts, In Bongs of triumph flow, And linger o'er the parting gloom That fades within the conquered tomb. Ln! Heaven's festal music calls Each consecrated voice. And angel lays with melting song Awake thee to rejoice; For lie, ting glory's transient ray Now bends Into eternal day. Each fragrant blossom's idle dream Now wakens to adorn The bleeding cross of Calvary, Where hope nnciv is born. To reign above the hallowed sod Where sleep the ransomed hoists of God. Now open Into Paradise Th" eternal gates ,>:' day. To |et the King of Glorj In O'er loves triumphant way: Fulflilllng Heaven's blest decree, That death should ever vanquish? ed be. Above Golgotha's holy brow Love's spirit-anthems ring. And lift the he,tit's inir.iort.il praise To Chris: the risen King. Whp through the twilight of de? cay Revealed the soul's eternal day. IIiib.Y fit rrin-je ?. Just received, a fine assortment of Hey woods; prices from $s to no, cash or credit. Williamson ,\> Sykes, 5(13 and 565 Church .street, near ijuecn. fesn-tr. The foundry to be built by the Link Kelt .Machine Company at Chicago will lie 200 feet Sell.HO Ulld constructed 0( steel. All In sight of monument. "Newest Discovery" extracts teeth painlessly. N. Y. Dental Rooms, Ennos only, ;t2l Main street, corner Talli it. A company is being organized In Buf? falo, N'. Y.. with $100,00(1 capital to man? ufacture automobile vehh ll s. As Easter Is Ik re, and we nil want to look spring-like, why pay $12 or $1,1 for a suit, when you can go to the Ex celslor Clothing House, 3S0 Main street, and get one of those for $4.OS that ll worth $10? inh30-3t Pen = J&XenT* X>i^till^i?y9 BRANCH STORE, NO. 8 CITY HALL AVENUE ? - MONTICELLO HOTEL. Pen-Mar, Mostica'.lo, St. Yernon Whiskies, B?til?d and on Tap, Best Brand or Eastern Make In the World Wfi\ Wines, ; Imported i and Domestic Brandies, Rum, Gin, and Many Other Drinks no Better in the Market. Old Pure Rye, Eastern make, bottled in bond at the distillery. Come and see for yourself, examine goods and get value received for your money. ^ J. C. CLUGSTON, - No. 8 City Hall Avenue NEW PHONE 815 ALL IN SIGHT, NORTHEAST OF MONUMENT, Over Jordan's Cafe, 321 Corner Alain and Tal bot street?. is taken by those who continually hay the cheapest of everything, it Isn't tho rulO that the highest prices must 1)0 paid to got the besi dental work?but the kind you should buy naturally o. sts a llttlo more than the kind you don't want at any Drice?and will certainly 1?; worth many times tho difference. I^ct us ex? amine your teeth- toll you what they re. quire?and what our*,charges will be foe the. work. It will not cost anything to advise; with us about It?and you can Kd win re you think best for the work?but Intelligently, ''Newest Discovery" Painless Extraction, flew York Dental Rooms Only J. D. ENNES, Dentist. Oflice hours, S to C; Sundays, 10 to X. JOHN S. HUTCHISON. HENRY A. LONG. JOHN S. HUTCHISON St CO,, WHOLESALE FISH DEALERS, AND PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, RECEIVERS, PACKERS, SHIPPERS OF FRESH FISH AND SALT FISFT, 25 and 27 Roanokc Dock, Norfolk, Va. Consignments solicited. * mh31-Jna| ?