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The graduation exercises of the Nor? folk Protestant Hospital will tako place at that Institution at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Samuel Parish, organist First Baptist Church, Raleigh. N. C, Is stopping with Mr. W. H. Jones, on Holt street. Mr. Parish played at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday and his music was enjoyed by all present. Mr. Joseph Selig is in the city visit? ing his relatives. He has been living in Denver, Col., for seven years. He is thinking seriously of remaining in Nor? folk. The devotional meeting of the Ep? worth League of Epworth Church, hold last night, was addressed by Mr. Jos. ? Brown. The meeting was a most In? teresting one. The Daughters of America will give an entertainment In their lodge room, Eiks' Hall, Wednesday night. An Inter? esting program will be carried out. Mrs. James F. Cecil, Mrs- William Marshall and Master Willie Marshall, of Richmond, returned Sunday morning from Baltimore, where they had been spending several days most delightfully. Mr. ' Charles W. C. Woolwlne, n prominent and successful business man of Roanoke, spent yesterday In Norfolk, en route home from Newport News and Hampton. The Board of Electrical Control, com? posed of the City Engineer, City Elec? trician, chairman of the Fire Committee and Chief of the Fire Department, held a meeting last night. Nothing more than routine business was transacted. Mr. Charles B. Lowenbach. of Lees burg, Ya., was the guest yesterday of Hotel Norfolk. Dr. and Mrs. If. S. dimming, of the "United States Mnrine Hospital Service, are at the Montlccllo. Mr. D. P. Dyer. Associated Press op? erator at Newport News, spent Sunday with old friends in Norfolk, his former home. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Maxwell left yes? terday for Washington City. Mr. Roland E. Chase, of Clinewood, Va,, was among the Sunday visitors to Norfolk. An unusually large number of sea? faring men were guests of the Atlantic Sunday. Mr. George C. Maynard and wife, of Washington, D. C, were visitors to Norfolk Sunday. Mr. H. H. Albright and wife, of Read? ing, Pa,, were in the city Sunday, stop? ping at the Montlccllo. Th Methodist Orphanage Committee of the Virginia Conference will meet at Epworth Church Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. The alarm of fire that called out tho department nbout 3:4.ri o'clock Sunday afternoon was caused by the burning of trash In a vacant house on New Castle street, near Main. The flames were ex? tinguished before the engines arrived on the scene. The members of Payne's Lyceum will give their annual field day on June 6lh. The exercises will consist of racing, high jumping and a match game of baseball. The volunteer T's will hold a meet? ing this evening at 1!)2 Charlotte street at 8 o'clock. Mr. A. C. Ward, of this city. Is the representative to the Supreme Con? clave of Heptasophs. or S. W. M., and not Mr. James Williams, as was an? nounced. Mr. F. B. Carpenter, formerly of this city, hut now of Philadelphia, Is in Norfolk, a guest at the Atlantic Hotel. ATLANTIC CITY WARD The Silver Cross Circle of the King's Daughters 'will meet at the residence of Mrs. MacDonald, on Colley avenue, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The grand rally of the Junior Ep? worth League of LeKies Memorial M. E. Church Sunday afternoon was one of the largest attended meetings in the history of that organization. This young society is in a flourishing condi? tion. Sunday was a great day at Central Avenue Baptist Church. Three ser? vices were held, one at II a. m., one Put Your Finger an Your Pulse You feel the blood rushing along. But what kind of blood? That is the question. Is it pure blood or Impure blood? If the blood is impure then you are weak and languid; your appetite is poor and your digestion is weak. You can? not sleep well and the morn? ing findB you unprepared for the work of the day. Your cheeks are pale and your com? plexion Is sallow. You are troubled with pimples, boils,! or some eruption of the skfn. Why not purify your blood? will do it. Take it a few days and Ihen put your finger on your pulse again. You can feel the difference. It is stronger and your circulation better. Send for our book on Impure Blood. If you are bilious, take Ayer's Pills. They greatly aid the Sarsaparilla, They cure .constipation also. Wrllv ia our fJooiora. Wriio thorn frooly all the p&rtlcnltrt loir an toe i Ton v'tf prompt r^lj^wl^houtjuoit. la yoar owe, Address, DR. J. BLOOD POISON O. ?. II.. Botitnlc Blood llnlui. n rlrr. fU? Poisoned Hlood ont, nud Tbna Cure*. Kample Bot? tie .Hailed tree. SYMPTOMS.?If you have oither p'm ples, painful swelling", ulcers, or MU? COUS PATCHES IN THROAT OR MOUTH, sore eyes or nose, slow dis? charge from the ear*. COI'FBR-COL ORED SPOTS (sometimes the spots are red and pink), sores on the hack, or ulcers on legs color had SKIN" ITCHES AND BURNS* boils, .vhlng bones feet or hands puff up and swell, lnlr nnd eye? brows fall out, then you have Blood Poison, either acquired or Inherited. To euro begin taking B. U. B. at once, nt any stage of the disease, and In one to six months the poison will bo driven out of the entire system, and a eure will result. All the symptoms will gradually disip pear, and you will be happy onco more. B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Halm), is a thoroughly tested, powerful blood remedy, hence cures when all else fails. Beware of tho mercury treatment of the doctors. B. V. B. does not contain vegetable or mineral poison, nnd nets as a flno tonic, building up the broken-down constitution. Eor sale bv druggists. Large bottles, $1. six (full treatment) for 15, Send 2 stamps for book and free sample bottle describe symptoms, and personal free advice will be given. Address Blood Balm Co.. Atlanta. Ga. at 3:30 p. m.. and one at night. They were conducted by Evangelist Evarts. There were 15 conversions and great re? joicing- In the congregation. Last night the church was tilled to overflowing. Rev. C. L. Evarts preached. There were many requests for prayer and one profession. A number of new and handsome resi? dences are going up on the Ribble pro? perty west of Botetourt street extended, and Olney road, Ghent. I Looses anil Gnlna of the Terr. Tt Is estimated that as much as between $"00,000,000 and $250.000,000 is lost yearly on the turf. Australia Is the largest loser. No less than $100.000,000 changes hands there yearly. If the money could be es? timated which miserable people every? where spend In a vain endeavor to get health, it might prove as appalling as the [ above mentioned sums. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters has cured hundreds of pcDole who had spent small fortunes trying to cure something they didn't have. They thought tho trouble was with the liver, or the kidneys or tho head, when these were merely symptoms, while tho root of the evil lay in a disordered stom? ach. The Bitters strenRthens weak stom? achs, and thus cures as well as prevents constipation. Infllgestlon, billlousness, liver and k'dney ailments, which indicate an overworked or abused stomach. It is the only medicine to take In the spring, and Is recommended by all honest physi? cians. Julius Cosel Is reported as about to erect a boiler shop at Youngstown, O. Bears ths >a?Tlie Kind You Han Always Bought Samuel A. Peterson and other, of Troy, N. Y., have formed the Peterson Coal Co., with $125,000 capital stock. "Give me a liver regulator and I can regulate the world," said a genius. The druggist handed him a bottle of De Witt's Little Early Risers, the famous little pills. Burrow-Martin Company. The Semi-Steel Co. of Chicago Heights, 111., will not build its proposed addition in the near future. CASTOHIA. Bwa tho __^he ^ ^ 1,3,8 Alfta'iS 8oi)?hl BiiiHBLETOS WARD. The revival services at the Memorial Christian Temple closed Sunday night There were about thirty professions during the meetings. Next Sunday night Dr. Barrett will preach a special sermon to young ladles. A series of revival meetings were be? gun at Trinity M. E. Church Sunday night that gives promise of good re? sults. A number of persons in the con? gregation requested prayer. while others were deeply Impressed. The meeting last night took on renewed In? terest. Rev- Dr. W. J. Young will preach to-night nt S o'clock. A thirty minutes song service will precede tho regular exercises. The Brambleton W. C. T. U. will meet at the home of the president, No. 202 North Park avenue, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. R. H. Bennett and wife on their return from Chariot tesvllle Friday night were agreeably surprised in find? ing when they readied the parsonage, on Willoughby avenue, a number of their friends there with a handsome pounding for them. He took occasion Sunday morning nt church to publicly express his thnnks for their kind con? sideration. Mr. Ennes H. Hammcrsby and Miss Annie L. Harden, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. L. W. Harden, of No. 223 Hamlin avenue, will be married at the home of her parents at 6 o'clock to-morrow evening. Mrs. Harvey S. Taylor, who has been ill for the past mouth at her home, West Brambleton avenue, has suffered a relap to and her condition is consid? ered serious. Mr. John Putnam, of No. 417 East Brambleton avenue, leaves to-day to visit friends In Crowe, Ya The electric light on (he corner of Jacob street and East Brambleton ave? nue continues to fait to give a light at night. A negro man employed on the dairy farm of Mr. McDertnitt, near the water works, cot into a dispute with a col? ored woman Saturday night, during which she seized an uxe and slashed away nt him, cutting a gash In the thick uart of his thigh three inches in length nnd two and a half inches deep. The injured man was brought to Bram? bleton, where his wound was dressed by Drs. Chiles and Meredith, A large audience heard the lecture of General Secretary Machean, of tho Y. M. C. A., on "The Bible and How to Mnster It" at the Park Avenue Baptist Church last night. The ordinance of baptism was admin? istered to five candidates by Rev. L. R. Christie nt Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church Sunday night. Mrs. Dudley, an aged lady, is dan? gerously ill at her homo, on South Kelly avenue. A necktie and apron party will bo held at the residence of Mrs. T. A. Perry, 630 West Brambleton avenue, to? night at 8 o'clock for the benefit of Queen Street M- E. Church. NEW BU8INE88 HOUSE. OLD VIRGINIAN OFFICE BEING PULLED DOWN. No city In the country is forcing ahead faster than Norfolk. This Is the opinion of business men from the North, South and West, who have visited the city in the last thirty days. There arc unmistakable signs of great develop? ment and prosperity a little way Into the future. Moneyed men have confi? dence in Norfolk manufacturers ana trade, and capitalists arc buying all the vacant lots that can be had at any? thing like reasonable figures. Some months ago Major C. W. Gran dy purchased for the Seiden estate the old Virginian building at the corner of Main and Commerce streets. There is no belter site in Norfolk for any kind of business. A NEW BUILDING. The present building has a good ex? ternal appearance, and with a little renovation could be used for many years. This, however, is not the pur? pose of the owners. Mr. C. W. Grandy has decided to pull the old building down, and erect on the lot. a handsome three-story brick struc? ture. There will be no business house 'on Main street more attractive. The work will be under the supervision of Mr. D. Lowenberg. and was begun yes? terday. The Virglnian-Pllot is not in? formed what it will cost, in fact, no figure has been named. Mr. Lowenberg agreeing to undertake the job, receiv? ing a commission upon the actual cost of construction. A HANDSOME STRUCTURE. The walls will bo of white brick with dark brick trimmings. The Interior walls will be of natural wood. There will be two entrances, one on Main street and the other on Commerce street. On each side of the Main street entrance, there- will be large show windows, of of them of halt circle, ex? tending from the celling to within a foot of the ground floor. On the Commerce street side the front will be glass, about half the length of the store. The second floor will be fitted ud handsomely for offices, and the third will be used for tailoring. The store roorrt will have a pitch of I 17 feet, with galleries. 1 There will be every appliance for con? venience and comfort. The architects, Messrs. Peebles & Sharp, are preparing the plans, which will be ready for the workmen before the old building is pull? ed down. FOR FERBBEE. JONES & CO. This magnificent store will be occu? pied by Messrs. Ferebee, Jones & Co., who will occupy It September 1st, un? der a five years' lease. Mr. Ferebee says that his firm will control the building from the foundation to the roof, and thinks they will 'have one of the best business houses in the city. OTHER BUILDINGS. Captain J. C. Coe will erect twelve handsome brick dwellings on Alexander streeL Mr. Fred Robinson is renovating and enlarging his handsome brick dwelling at the corner of Holt and Walke streets. Dr. J. W. Webster is building a pret? ty cottage on Park avenue, near the corner of Bramhleton avenue. Mr. R. C. Weaver is building a pretty frame residence at the corner of Clay and Claiborne avenues. There is considerable building being done on Highland Terrace. Three hand? some brick dwellings are In course of erection. ANOTHER DEAL REPORTED. WISH TO BUILD ON GRANBT STREET. It Ij reported that well known Norfolk capitalists have offered to purchase the lot on the north side of McCullough's dock, upon which they desire to erect a handsome business house. The lot Is owned by Mr. Frank W. RIcCullough and is held under a lease by Mr. J. R. Lawrence. Mr. McCulIough was seen yesterday and said that the lot had not been sold. He had nothing more to say on tho subject. Mr. Lawrence, wb,en questioned, stat? ed that he knew nothing about the deal if there was one. The Virginian-Pilot Is, however, re? liably assured that several well known gentlemen will put up a handsome building on this site if it can be bought. Mr. Jacob Salomonsky recently gave $ir,,000 for the lot on the opposite bank of the canal, upon which lie will build n modern business house. DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES. Boykins, Va., April 10.?The Demo? cratic primary election to nominate the regular candidates of that party was held for this county Saturday. At this place there were 249 votes cast. There was no disorder. The result was as follows: Clerk County Court?B. F. Lemore (incumbent), 216. Clerk Circuit Court?L. A. Gay (in? cumbent), 109; A- B. Urquhnrt, Jr., 135. Treasurer?L. R. Edwards (Incum? bent). 248. Commonwealth's Attorney?W. J. Se brell (Incumbent), 246. Sheriff?J. W. Williams (Incumbent), 156: J. L. Gillette, 90. Commissioner of Revenue?District 2: J. S. GUllam (incumbent). 36; W. D. Harriss, 3; S. IJ. Drewry, 94; H. L. Smith, 107; R. D. Moore. 8. The contest between Messrs. Gay and Urquhart and Williams and Gillette was warm and close. Tho Incumbents, how? ever, have a majority of the votes cast, it seems. Mr. S. B. Drewry is generally thought to be the successful man for t'ommlsslnnor of the Revenue. He is deserving of It. Our section Is becoming a heavy feeder to. the peanut market. The "combine" is causing some talk among our farmers- Up to April 10, for the year lS97-'9S-'99, there were shipped from this place 6.S4S, 6001. 12.077, re? spectively, bags of peanuts. A com? parative statement for the close of the season will be given later. Raleigh (lori l? n.-w Hampshire. (By Telegraph to VIrgininn-Pllot.) ?Washington, April 10.?Tho Navy De? partment has reached the determina? tion that the Raleigh shall be repaired at the navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. Tho work will consume nearly two years. The Frewsburg Spoke and ? Handle Works has been formed at Frewsburg, N. Y., by Robert D. Fish and others. Alfred G. Hathaway is Interested in ths Vulcanus Forging Co., formed at /Cleveland, Ohio, with $20,000 capital. Despondency comes with disease. Women suffering with female troubles are easily subject to " The Blues." This condition of the mind makes it harder to overcome ill-health. firs. H. J. Qarretson, Bound Brook, N. J., writes: ?' Dear Mrs. Pin km am?I have been taking Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound with the best results and can say from my heart that your medicines ere wonderful. My physi? cian called my trouble chronic inflamation of tho left ovnry. For years I suffered very much, but thanks to Mrs. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and kind advice, I am to-day a well woman. I would say to 2*J i) Wi JA I .A a 9/ all suffering women, take Lydia E. Pinkham's med? icine and your sufferings will vanish."/ Mrs. Pinkham's great success in helping women tobe strong is due in a great measure to the hope she in? spires at once in every woman who receives her advice. Mrs. Pinkham's address is Lynn, Mass. rirs. Effle Perkins, Pearl, La., writes: "I had female trouble of all kinds, had three doctors, but only grew worse. I began taking the Vegetable Com? pound and Liver Pills and used the Sana? tive Wash, aud cannot praise your remedies enough." firs. Joseph King, Sabina, Ohio, writes: "Dear Mrs. Pinkmam: Will you kindly allow me the pleasure of ex? pressing my gratitude for the wonderful relief I have experienced by taking Lydia E. Pink? ham's Vegetable Com? pound. I suffered for a long time with falling of the womb, and those ter? rible bearing-down pains, and it seemed as though my back would never stop aching; also had leucor rhcea, dull beadaches; I could not sleep, was weak and life was a burden to me. I doctored for several years, but it did no good. My husband wanted me to try your medicine, and I am so thankful that I did. Since writing to you I have taken four bottles of the Compound and a box of Liver Pills, and can state that if more ladies would only give your medicine a fairtrial they would bless the day they saw your advertisement. My heart is full of gratitude to Mrs. Pinkham for what her medi? cine has done for mo. It is worth its weight in gold." fi The sustaining effect physically and mentally of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege? table Compound is very marked. Its use is abso? lutely safe treatment for any woman who is ill and depressed, and its success unvarying. "Your KJedloino Has Ouraei Mo," Say a Mrs. Shears* "Dear Mrs. Pinkham: I have taken eight bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and used two packages of your Sanative Wash, also some of the Liver Pills, and I can say that your remedies will do all that you claim for them. Before taking your remedies I was very bad with womb trouble, was nervous, had no ambition, could not sleep, and my food seemed to do me no good. Now I am well, and your medicine has cured me. I cannot find words to express my gratitude to you for the recovery of my health. I will gladly recommend your medicine to every one wherever I go." Mrs. M. L. Shears, Oun Marsh, Mich. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound?A Woman's Remedy for Woman's lib. THE Joseph Brown STORE. 'Tis Interesting; news, this. Such mixtures in Dress Goods that have been 39 cents are reduced to 2$. These, added to those here? tofore shown at the latter fig? ure enable us to exhibit a most satisfactory line of low priced fabrics. Stuffs for children and adults. We specialize in this lot?Shepherd's Checks?H inches wide, and a Black and White Plaid suitable for Skirts. Other New Things in yesterday. 38-in. Black Empire Cloth, ?0c. 36-in. Bedford Cord in beautiful shades of Tan and Green, 50. Earlier arrivals of equally desirable stuffs are witnessed in 44-in. Beige. Shades of Gray and Tan, so greatly in demand, just now. ?0. 52-in. Broadcloths in Gray, Cadet and darker colorings. Again, you'll not be wise in overlooking the Whipcords and Vigoreux at the?-same price. Style and service mark the entire aggregation. Brown's Applique Sale takes place Thursday next. Begins at 10 o'clock. Consists of Pillow Shams, Bureau Scarfs, Wash - Stand Scarfs, Bureau Sets, Table Covers. Goods that retail over our counters at #1.50 are a part of the assortment. The ruling price on every article will be 49c. Joseph Brown. 820 main St. * DOZIER'S, t I 206 MAIN STREET, WEST. J ? NEW ? I FOULARD ? L. cit ire ? 0 SILKS ? In lovely colorings, viz.: * ? Heliotrope and White, Blue J t and White, Drown and ? White, and Green and ? White. 0 X They're very springy and ? airy looking. 24-in. 75c. 9 ? yard. + t NEW t 4 CORDED ? SILKS I ? In checks are shown at this ? counter in rich shades. ? $ You'll be wise to see them * 4 ?but better still you'll T ^ profit in buying them. ? 20 inches, 50c. Yard. + 1 S. D?ZIER'S, ? J New Phone 822. Norfolk, Va. J LADIES^ Tliis s a season of bright colors. All colors are in fashion. But there must be HARMONY^ In colors as 'well as In music. We believe wo understand blending of colors and. COMPLEXIONS. As many, many ladles have expressed their pleasure at our selected stylish We guarantee styles and prices. MRS. F. RIES, ICS Churcli Sis