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PORTSM??TH LOCAL NEWS AND^DVERTISEMENTS
CHRONICLES OF INTEREST Portsmouth, The Beautiful City By the Sea. FOUND HERE AND THERE a tie l.??e?t Bupprulnri In fho City hikI CooBiy Prtienttd in Concia? jorm For Iba ?Utlflcatlon of vir Clnli?n?Pllnt Ilenders Hero a?ml JCIaewtier* ? aosvlp For 1'eople Who Desire to Keep Polled. The entertainment which was to have been given to-night at Elk3" Hall for the benefit of the King's Daughters' Hospital has been indefinitely postpon? ed. Tha collections by the police for the expenses of Memorial Day netted the nice little sum of S118.CT. Grimes' Battery will fire a volley In both cemeteries to-morrow afternoon. To do this the battery will be divided Into two Dlatoons. The large unslghUy looking poles that have been put up on Washington street do not mid to the beauty of that Ftreat, and much dissatisfaction Is felt at the Council permitting thetn to be raised. To-morrow will be Memorial Day in this city. Everybody will turn out to ?o homage to our Confederate dead. Thero will be no more meetings this tnonth. The Portsmouth Hook and Ladder Company will celebrate their second anniversary with a banquet on the 25th Instant at the City Hall. Miss Elmlra Jones, of Prince George county, is In the city on a visit to friends. Examinations In the public schools tiavo commenced. The schools close on the 16th day of next month, and until that time the children will have quite ft number of examinations. The steamer Virginia, of the Ports? mouth fire department, is at the Sen board Air Line shops having new tubet= put in the boiler. A number of the members of the Portsmouth Bicycle Club spent yester? day nt the Blcyclo Club house, at Ocean ryiew. The boys had a fine day's sport. The ferry captains and engineers plalm that the nll-nlght furry boats are ruining our young men. Numbers of them cross the ferry at all hours of the night. Rev. J. T. Rlddlek, pastor of the Gll rnerton Pnptlst Church, was kindly re? membered by his congregation last flabbath. On entering his pulpit lie ound a letter on the pulpit, which lie opened, and found that It contained $20, which was Intended as a present to him. It was kindly nprrjoc.latad. The ladles connected with tho Deep Creek Baptist Church resolved to pay oft a debt of $121 due on the church, and at once went to work to raise that amount. In a very short while, to their fT*at astonishment, they had raised 191, which- pnld all the indebtedness and left a surplus. The Jury in the Hustings Court was BIscharged yesterday for tho term. Chief Engineer J. A. B. Smith has bean detached from this navy yard from June 1st next and ordered to the navy yard nt Brooklyn, N. T. John D. Cadmus and Margaret Sav? age, of this city, have been granted VJnlted States pensions of $6 and SS a month, respectively. ? The public schools should give holi? day on Memorial Day, nnd let the children help honor our dead. Read whnt TO. L. Dashlells has to Bay In to-day's issue. The remains of Mr. G. W. Wheeler, poh of er-Justlco Wheeler, of Norfolk county, who died at the Retreat for the eink. In Norfolk, were brought to this City yostordny, and were taken to the jiome of his father, near Deep Creek, from which placo the funeral will take place this afternoon. You can get n glass of soda water free by cutting out the advertisement Jn another column and doing what it directs. If you need a horse nnd wagon you can get one cheap by applying at 609 Crawford street. "Abo" Jordan and another colored man named "Spike" J-Ianlon lind n rough ajid tumble fight on High street extended last night. Politics caused It knd they were promptly run in. Blick & Brlttlngham advertise flowers for Memorial Day. See "ad." Mrs. "Tip" Dyson nnd Mrs. Richard Vormillion gave a picnic, to their friends yesterday at White Lilly Farm. A very enjoyable day was spent, the party re? turning Inst night much p!cared with tl?e day's outing. A negro man named Thomas Roberts had his foot badly mashed yesterday by a heavy piece of timber falling on |t. Ho was attended by Dr. R. R. Rob? ertson. A few days ago a gentleman ndver tlsed a gold locket that was lost at Delaware Park on last Thursday. As usual, tha locket was returned to him that day. Last night ho called nt the oflico and said that the Virginian-Pilot had done the work. The Democratic Executive Committpe mot last night and llxed the 31st clnv of May as the time for holding ward meetings to elect an executive commit? tee to serve one year from July 1st. Tho Farmer Boys beat the Little Princetons at ball yesterday by n score of 16 to 14. Batteries: Kirk. Mnrtm and Miller: Brothers, Hodges and Cray. Miss Ethel Dorr, of Baltimore, who has been visitlnc; here for two weck? returned homo last night. Tho condition of Miss Sadie Hyslop of Washington street, who is III, was not no favorable yesterday. FUNERAL OF MR. WINNINC,DlSP. The funeral of Mr. Louts Winnlngder, vho death wh-9 mentioned in jester ray's Issue, took plnre from his late residence, No. 805 County street, yes tcr4?.y afternoon. Rev. Mr. Beadles Conducted the services, af'.er which the remains were conveyed to Oak Grove cemetery, and were consigned to Molher Barth to await the trumpet's bound. DEATH OF AN INFANT. Mr. nnd Mrs. JIo7.eklr>h Andre?-?, who reside In Brighton, los- by death yesterday afternoon their 22-m<inths' Old son. John B. Andrews. The funeral will talf? place from their rccldenco this afternoon. Wo keep every shape ofcollars. Let |? sell your ooJUtf*. Cfeat. iv Wei MAT QUEEN FESTIVAL. The following boys and girls will take part In the'May Queer. Festival which is to be given in the Presbyterian Chanel this evening at ? o'clock: Flowers?Misses Willie May Baker, Goldie .Bailey, Irene Dashicll, Grace Jarvis, Addle Gayln. Fannie Spindle, Olive Scott. Masters?Charlie Lamar, Rcid Wil klns. Queen of Flowers-Miss Bessie Ellis. Fairies?Misses Minnie Ellis, Gene vinve Baltance, Sarah Jarvis, Annie Johnson, Sallle Sturtevant. Harriet Tee. Cupid?Miss Addle Eennett. Maid? of Honor?Misses Edith Brlt tingham, Esther Carney, raullne Pearce, Magglo Traf ton. The Mother?Miss Blanche Flem ming. Little EfTle?Mies Mary Alice Brown ley. May Queen?Miss Essie Bronghton. Accompanists?Miss Flovian Martin and Mr. Percy Carney. IN* THE POLICE COURT. In the Police Court yesterday two men who got a larger load than they could carry, it being necessary for them to have help, paid $1.00 und costs for that privilege. Two other men, who were both drunk and disorderly, felt the heavy hand of the law to the amount of $5 and costs George Crowder allowed his angry passions to arise to such an extent that lie sought vengeance on another man, and from the looks of that other man he got what he went after. At any rate, he got matched in the sum of $?0 and costs, and still George is kicking. Walter Haley und Benjamin Tierce were accused by Messrs. Allen & Jarvis of the larceny of a box of tea of the value of )25< The evidence was not sufficient to convict and tho men were discharged. A white man. for using abusive lan? guage, was lined $5 and costs. AP.E ON THE ALERT. The Port Norfolk railroad has the rlRht of way to Port Norfolk, and the Porismouth street railroad wants to cross that road and reach the same point. The Port Norfolk road objects to this, and consequently is on the alert at ail Urne? to prevent them from stealing a march on them. Two coun? ty officers and four men arc kept at the point where the Portsmouth rail? road wants to cross every night to keep that road from putting down their track. How long this etate of affairs will continue no one knows. The Portsmouth road cannot cross without the Port Norfolk railroad granting them the right unless they catch the I Port Norfolk railroad napping, and there Id no redress for the Portsmouth road except they buy or wait until tho Legislature meets, and then try and get a bill through helping them. MR. JOSEPH JOHNSON DEAD. Lnsi night at 8:15 p'ctarlc in East Orange, N. J.. a former resident of this city, Mr. Joseph Johnson, departed this J life, after a severe illness of several I months. The deceased was well known in this i city as a gentleman of strict Integrity and courteous demeanor. Ha had, though living away for many years, n j strong love for his old home, and the mention of those with whom hn associa? ted hero brought smiles of pleasure to his face and expressions of affection from his Hps. He leaves a wife and a large family of children, Mrs. H, A. Shannon, of this city, being a daughter who has but re? cently returned home frnei tits bedside. Those of his acquaintances in this city expressed sympathy when informed of his death, and that ho deserved the splendid eulogues pronounced was evi? denced by the earnestness and sweot pathos In which they weie uttered. MATERIAL IN DEMAND. There Is more building being done In and around Portsmouth th.m was ever known before. All the contractors have large contracts on hand, but cannot get either bricks or lumber enough to do tho work, the demand being great? er than the supply. This naturally throws a number of men out of employ? ment This locality is having a greater boom than Is experienced in nny other part of the State. People have confi? dence In Portsmouth's future, and her bonds, &c, are eagerly Bought after. She is becoming more and more wide? ly known every day. and at no distant day the name of Portsmouth will be widely known. CHANGES IN REAL ESTATE. M. D. Eastwood nnd wife to Elder L. Lash, lot on south side Of Queen street, '?ighty feet east of Crawford street; 5000?city. J. T. Anderson nnd wife to Archie Elliott, lot on north side of Queen street, ninety feet east of Cook street; $200?county. Wllloughby Reach Company to M. W. Burk, lot: $400?county. John Phillips to T. H. Synon, lot in South Norfolk; $300?county. D. E Frost to T. II. Synon, ten lots; $1?county. ABOUT BASEBALL. The lovers of baseball will be pleased to know that Portsmouth will be well represented this year by a strong ama? teur team. The All Amerlc: ns reorgan? ized last night with the following play? ers: Jchn Hume. James Hume. E. Watts. S. Watts. W. Langhorne, L. Bilisoly, John Jndkins. H. Mnrkham, V. Proctor, John Kaufman Randolph. E. Etherldge nnd several others, whose names cannot bo learned. Their first practice will occur at Columbia Park Friday afternoon. ST. PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH. Workmen yesterday placed the cross on St. Paul's Catholic Church?that completes all the Iron work on the out? side. The cross is 35 feet. Ii makes the steeple the tallest in the State. It being 207 feet from the ground to the top of the crosB. Delay in getting slate for the roof and steeple has put them behind hand, but they are daily ex? pecting it to arrive, and then a big : how will be made. THE COUNTY COURT. Tn the County Court yesterday, Judge W. N. Portlock sitting, the following business was trnnsncted: i Commonwealth vs. Eli McCoy, appeal; I case dismissed. Comnionwtalth vs. Alex. Allen nnd I Lewis Wilson, sciro facias; dismissed L. M. Smlthson, feloniously shooting : W. C. Meglnley; fined 5". EVENTS TO-DAY. I Farragtit Post, No. 1, G. A. It. 1 At! nine Lodge, No. 24, K. of P. John \v. Daniel Club. Political. Grice Lodge, No. 83, I. O. O. F. Portsmouth Conclave, No. 15, I. O. IT. P.-nbody Council, No. 10G, Jr. O. U. A. M. Wilson Lodft, No. 35, O. of O. C. CASTEEN-UUTTER NUPTIALS. A Very Pretty Home Weddlng'lsolcmn ized Yesterday Afternoon. At tho residence of Mr. J. W. Rjtter yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock a veSy pretty marriage took place. Tho con? tracting parties were Mr. Jatn?3 T. Casteen and Miss Lena May Rutter. The groom Is a young man of strict business principles who has been In the clerical department of the Old Domin? ion Steamship Compafiy for several years, and is at present employed in the main office at NorfolK. He is es? teemed not only by the corps of clerks, but by the officials also. The bride Is the charming and attractive daughter of Justice J. W. Rutter. Her many womanly traits and nobleness of man? ner have acquired for her a host of friends. Tho groom was handsomely dressed In a suit of conventional black, and the brido was elegantly attired In a travel? ing gown of gray broad cloth, with pearl trimmings and white silk. Tho bride and groom entered the room while the sweet strains of Lohengrin's wed jdlng march were being played by Miss P.essie King. The nuptial knot was tied by Rev. J. W. Mitchell. After receiving the congratulations and well wishes of friends they were driven to the Washington steamer, which they took, and will spend sev? eral days at the nation's capital. Dur? ing their tour they will visit Baltimore, Philadelphia and other Northern cities, reaching home nbout May 23th. The room was tastefully decoratefl with cut flowers by Mr. W. J. Harris, the florist. Mr. Arthur J. nutter, brother of the bride, and Mr. Isaac H. Beale acted n? ushers. The presents were exceedingly numerous and hand? some. FLAG RAISING TO-MORROW. To-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, nt the new schoolhouse In Prentls Place. Pen body Council No. 10(5. Junior Order United American Mechanics, will un? furl "Old Glory" to the breeze. A fine flair stnff hns been placed In position and from this the Stars and Stripes will float, being placed there during tho ceremonies intending the interesting ceremonies of the order, which is noted for Its devotion to the flag. An In? teresting program has b?cn arranged, in which the children of the school, led by the principal, Mr. J. Leon Codd. will take nn Important part. It Will prove to be a very patriotic occasion, and speeches, songs and recitations, appro? priate to such a scene, will be heard in profusion. ~ FREE SODA WATER 1 Cut Ulis out and take to A. E. WILSON'S DRUG STORE, SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, and cet a c'ass of Sodi Wner Free. It Special Offers I Vermont Creamery Rutter. 23c. per pound: Tomato Soup. 3 pound can, only 1O1 ; Best American Ginger Ale, 7c. or 4 for ?r>c: Fine Imported Ginger Ale, 10c. per bottle: Sweet Pickle Pears, 10c.. per quart: Early June Peas, 6e. per can. If vou want to get rid of the water hugs end have no more trouble, use Hoop? er's Eatal Food. 25c. per box. If not sat? isfactory, money refunded. We guarantee to kill every bug If directions aio fol? lowed. Use our Sun Beam Flour. C. W. HUDGINS & CO. Both Phones. 602 Crawford street. de2-6m The Price of Health is eternal watchfulness of what we eat and drink. SEE TO IT THAT YOU GET THE BEST ICE FROM Portsmouth Goal and ice Go., J. S. MILLER, Manager. ROTII PHONES. We have more wagons than all other dealera combined and can deliver prompt. FOR REIMT. Three-story Warehouse. No. sio L'raw ford street; excellent location for a gro? cery, notion, hardware or commission house: rtnt, 335 per month. JNO. L. WATSON. :09 High street. Portsmouth. Va 10c. ib. S. C. HioiS. 10c lb. Sugar Cured Hams, 10c. pound. Red Rose Creamery Rutter. 21c. pound. Per? fection Creamery, 22c. pound. Mountain Roll. 20c, pound. To every purchaser of 3 pounds Mountain Roll. we Give one Box Fancy sardines \\n Get our primlum card. ALLEN AI- JARVIS. S. S. 'Phone, 1N5 MO and S02 County st. Special for a Few Days Canned Partien Pears .10c. can Sour Kraut .5c. quart Rose Bud Peas.5c. can Whole Ox Tongue.75c. can Queen Olives, Maple Syrup, Smoked and Corned Salmon, and everything sweet and nice, R. E. KING, Both rhones. 200 COURT STREET. ^OUI HHMPTOM HArVs I have to thank my patrens for tho ex cell, ni showing made in the sale of hams, Fine Hams nt 15c. merit the .?in ress I am having A full line of vegetables at mar I kot prices. E. R. BARKSOALE. I Bell I'hone 2203. 12? Court Street FOR BAUS.?HORSE AND WAGON, wagon built by Wrenn one year ago. Cost 1150. Dorse gentle, stand anywhere, not afraid of cars. Reasons for selling. don"t need them. Apply 503 Crawford street._mylS-3t MEMORIAL. FLOWERS FBESTT and cheap, at BLICK & BRIT TINQHAM. in market and store, 819 High street. It tO ST.?FOX TERRIER, FEMALE. s answers to name of Nellie Howard for the return. A. J. Me DO WELL, Cook and Villa streets, Portsmouth. myl8-3t C HORT BOARD ENDS. CO CENTS O per load; long board ends, 50 centB per load; long dry board ends, GO cents per load. Old phono 2159. J. G. SALIS? BURY._myl7-we,fr,su,3t FOR RENT?A DESIRABLE HOUSE for family or boarding corner South and Chestnut. Apply to A. S. HODGES. ap30-tf -TO ?Gills, lanuiociirers and Protessicrn cen Clean up your rubbish, ifa all profit We are doing an excellent work in col? lecting old hard Accounts, Notes and Judgments. We collect everywhere For particulars, call on or address M. P. CLAUD, General Agent for the Inter? state Commercial and Collection Agency, room 1 Kirn building. Portsmouth, Va. S. S. phone 136:. P. O. box 1, Norfolk address mylO-lra Crabs and Fish. If you want good Fish and Crabs Pearson's is the place to go and you can get them at short notice. All kinds of lunches Served. At Pearson's Ferry Lunch Room. PORTSMOUTH CITY TAXES Office City Collector, Portsmouth, Va, Notice Is-hereby clvcn that the list of names delinquent for c.'tv taxes for ISPS will be published on MAY 80th, and all porsons desiring to avoid publication must pay their taxes before that date. R. A. HUTCH INS. myl3-5t City Collector. A\an and Bou Gluti House, 3 Miles from Cobb'e Island. Snipe Shooting and F'shlns unexcelled. Board per day, fS.t'O. Open all the year. JOS. H. CRUMB^ Proprietor,? my7-tf P. O. Cheriton, Va. patronize: HOME INDUSTRY ?By Insuring with the? SEABOARD The only home Fire Insurance Com? pany in Tidewater Virginia. E.L.D?SHIELL AGENT, ? 410 CRAWFORD ST. mylti-lm NOAH'S ARK ?is the place to get? Anything You Want. Go and See Them. BEST Pine and Oak Wood J. E. LOWE & CO., W. Queen St. Prompt delivery. S. S. "phone 1510. Bell 'phono 2350. PHILLIPS. 50 rleces Narclssa Mulls, worth lSe., now Sc. 75 pieces Scotch Lawns, select pmerns, 5c. New arrival of Ladies' Waist* in white, hinck. p'.nk. 1 Kht blue. New lot of Ladles" Black Brocade Skirts. II.?.' and (1.50. Beautiful lino of Leather BeltSt 15c. and !5c. Lot Velvet Belt". *ll Icolors. Co. Black Elastic Bo'ts, $1 40 Wo have a tike lit:" of Sun and Bain I.'tnbrel : in?. Mid-summer Underwear for Men, 5Sc. per suit. Combination Eu ts for Men, I A. J. PHILLIPS, Special Sale of Brown Cottons For Holiday Only, Hay 15th. 12 vds. of 6c PnM"a<-hrd Cotton for 00c. a full line of Chi dren's Parasols, from 15c. to st :.*. Sp'oinl sale of ['creates and P.K. s for Monday crftlyi All 12' je. n'i.illtj to be sold at ?Hc p?m yd. Just opened .1 now lmr- of lOmbro'dcrles In bow yat'.crns at a very low price. Cull Monda) ar.d secure a bargain. EMMET? jOEAJSJS, terms cash. 320 high street. YOUR OLD ? FASHIONED HOUSE? Will present an entirely different aspect when furnished with our handsome Furniture, Carpets, Curtains, Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits, Desks and Couches. The prices are as reasonable as the goods are reliable. GET AHEAD .Of the flies by our fine screens. putting in some of KEEP AHEAD?r,Cun& one ?f our splendid Bicycles. Best made. 1 THREE WAYS?Of saving time and labor: Baby Carnage for the yo Have a youngster, a Buck's Stove to cook on, and one of our Refrigera? tors to keep the viands in this summer. <3v?"4> OO-O- <j>?J?0 <&~?><<y 0-0-?>e?. 0-0-0--0--S>-?>-0-0<a><t>-0<?> ? 0 ? v ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? v Cor. High & Crawford Sts. This sale has been going on for the past week and the goods have been moving very rapidly, but we still have Bargains for everyone, as we have left a <*-$35,000 STOCK ^ Of Clothing, Hats and Furnishings That must be sold at once. We have in connection with our Ready-Made Clothing Department a very ex? tensive Merchant Tailoring Line, consisting of over 3!>0 suit patterns. Also about 2C0 trouser patterns. As we haven't the time to take the measure and make these goods up ourselves we will sell them by the yard at prices that will astonish you. Read the Following Price List Then Come and See the Goods. WORSTED SUITINGS. WORTH $3. $3.50 AND $4 PER YARD, TO GO AT SI.98 OVTC LOT OF ODDS AND ENDS IN SUIT PATTERNS. ALE TO GO AT 98c per yd. OVK LOT OF MEN S PLACK CLAY .WORSTED SUITS, WORTH JS AND 110, $4.98 ONE LOT Or MEN'S FANCY I'LAin SUITS THAT SELL EVERY? WHERE AT 16.00, $8.00 AND Jli.Oo. CA9S1MERE AND CHEVIOT SUIT? INGS, WORTH 11.75. K.O AND J?.?O PER YD. REDUCED TO SI.48 per yd, WORSTED TROURER PATTERNS. WORTH $2. 13 AND $4 PER YD., TO GO AT 0SC, SI.39 AND Sl.flS. 98c, S1.39 & L98 $3.93,5.68&6.40 BOYS' LONG PANTS BUITS IN AGES PROM 14 to 19, THAT SO LI) FOR 18.00 AND $10.00, YOUR CHOICE _$4,98 CHILDREN'S REEFER SUITS AGES 3 TO X. WORTH 13.50 TO 15.00, ALL TO GO $8.98 ? ? ? o V 0 7Vv. ROSENB?UM, t 116 AND 118 HIGH STREET, Corner High and Crawford Streets. .... Portsmouth, Va. FROM MAY 15 TO MAY 20. Great sale of Fine Spring Suits. the Suits all of Ihe fln"st quality in material, stylo and mako. We guaranteo a perfect fit for all. We make two prices on the entire stock. Suits worth $9 to $12 I Suits worth $12.50 to $18 MERCHANT TAILORING. Lot it not be forgotten that we maintain our position as leaders la largest va? riety of patterns, latest in style, excellence In tall-.ring, at MODERATE: PRICES; Better values than ever in short lengths of one suit patterns at popular prices. Shoe Department. Talk.about Men's Shoes. Say, we've got the hottest Una that ever came ?vor the highway. NEW, NOBBY EFFECTS IN BLACKS AND TANS. Dozen Stvles In Tans. I Pli'ty Styics in Blacks ...tl.50 to S3 50 I Tan anil Rl.T-k Lows .Jl.50 to $3.50 ..$1.50 to ?3.5 I For Dressy Young Men, Put I.cather.$3.60 THE BRKNDT CO., 213-215 High Straat. Strictly One Pries. For Cash Only. I^o^;poia^it>ilit>T Wears on a man?so does Clothing. We assume all "responsibility" for the "wear" of the Clothing you buy of us. This means money to you. There is probably no cloth that fits close to the wants of Summer wear than Serge. Our $10 Suit cannot fail to please you, strictly wool and fast color. JotiML Morri?9 303 High. Street.