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PORTSMOUTH ADVERTISEMENTS AND TELEGRAPH
-AT LESS THAN BARGAIN RATES! Men's Pure Wool Royal English Serge Suits that cost elsewhere glO.OO, our price $7.50. Men's Business and Dress Suits, fancy mixtures and plain shades, at $3-90, $4.90, $5.90, $6.90 and $7.50, that will cost you 40 per cent, more elsewhere. Our special line of Men's Pants at $1.19 cannot be bought elsewhere for less than $1.50. Boys' Knee Pants Suit $1/3 and upwards; School Pant's, from 3 to 14 years, at 19c. Men's Underwear, different shades, at 25c. Men's Jean Drawers, at 25c. Men's Half-Hose at Sc., fast colors. Men's Soft Working Shirts at 35c. also Shirts with two separate col? lars, at 50c. ' And hundreds of other things usually kept at a first-class Man's Out? fitters at equally low prices at the NEW YORK CLOTHING CO., (THE LEADING OUTFITTERS OF PORTSMOUTH ) 214 Hlglq Street - r'oi-t^ii^oixtl*. Vet. We Don't Care To do all of the Clothing business this season, but we want to get a good share of it. We firmly believe that we give the best values in this section for your money, and consequently our busi? ness CONTINUES TO GROW. Every dollar's worth of goods we sell must give the wearer satisfaction, or money refunded. A POINTER Save yourself the trouble of hunting elsewhere for Gents' Furnishings, remember we carry the largest and best selected stock of Aden's Underwear, Shirts, &c, in this city, and at lowest prices. We tear no honest competition. LEVY <Ss JACOBS, Under Madison Hotel. Merchant Tailoring Our Snecialtv. _ nuer's Pointjleal Estate! CONSIDF.RABl.II MONEY has been made at Pinner's Point within the last three years, and now that MONEY PANICS and WARS are ended these profits will be more than doubled within the next two years. It yon have money to invest PINNER'S POINT is the place to put it, either from a speculative view or interest bearing basis. We began when Pinner's Point began, and can consequently put you on the ground floor as to cost of property here. Our collecting department is handling nine-tenths of the rental business in this section, and all of the property we have in charge is paying well. Our references as to promptness, management and financial responsi? bility are second to none. A FEW SPECIAL BARGAINS TO OFFER QUICK BUYERS Average sales, Six Thousand Dollars per month for three years. dPts a o Real Estate, Rents and Loans. Phone 1373. Pinner's Point, Va. Agent for the Pinner's Point Land Companies. THE BEST MADE. (W. ?t J. PARKER'S) EUREKH FLOUR IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT TRY IT. We Have Three Experienced Men to Hang Our Wall Paper, ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY FURNISHED. ANDERSON dto THOMPSON. 224- HIGH STREET. Out of town orders solicited. 10 Per Cent, is Big Bnterest. If sold In tho next five days, I have for sale two double houses nnrt two va? cant lots adjoining, that will pay 10 per cent, on tho price asked. These houses are on one of the principal streets in the oily, and nre rented to prompt-paying wh'.te tenants. R. S. BROOKS, Real Estate Agent, 4U Court Street. Bell -phone 2222._MONEY. TO LOAN. D.Q.PORTER. I..C. W.PAGE. PORTER & PAGE, Railroad Contractors. Grading and Bridge Work, Office 315 High Street, Portsmouth, Va. PIIONB 2207. mh23-3m PINE APPLE SNOW, 5c, AflBROSIA BLUSH, 5c, ICE CREAI1 SODA, 10c, And AM Latest Drinks at Jerome JP. Oo.:r:r'?, Wholesale and Retail Druggist, Corner Court and County and Green, near Bart Streets. All Patent Medicines at Cut Rates. "Both Phones" WILMINGTON'S VOYAGE. OF EXPLORATION UP THE AMA? ZON RIVER. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Washington, D. C, May 17?The Navy Department has Just received from Commander Todd, of the Wilmington, an Interesting account of the remarka? ble voyage of exploration up the Ama? zon river made by that vessel In April last. The Wilmington was instructed by the Navy Department to push on up the great river and ascertain how far it was navigable. Captain Todd re? ports that he ascended to Yquitos, in Peru, which is about 2,100 miles up tho river. This voyaze was made, as he says, against an adverse current aver? aging three knots for the entire dis? tance. Manaos, at the junction of the Rio Negros with the Amazon, has hereto? fore been regarded as the head of nav? igation for steam vessels, and from that fact has grown to be a prosperous city of 40.000 inhabitants. Consequently tho intention of Captain Todd to ascend the river above that point caused consternation, and. in the ei'd, as revealed by subsequent rei?ort* led to some adverse demonstrations against the American consul and against the native pilots who assisted the Wilmington's commander to make the voyage. Captain Todd succeeded, notwith? standing these obstacles, in ascending the Amazon for 1.000 miles above Ma? naos, and had It not been for lack of fuel, he could have steamed about 300 miles further he believes. As It was. the Wilmington which en? tered tho Amazon from the Atlantic ocean, was within 400 miles of the Pa? cific, and well into Peru before- she turned backward down the river. The possibilities of the successful naviga? tion of tho vast and hitherto unknown interior of South America revealed by Captain Todd's voyage, will. It Is be? lieved be of the greatest importance and the Navy Department probably will take steps to see they are made known to the maritime world. Unfortunately, Captain Todd shows, the great Amazon, like the Mississippi. Is so changeable In Its channels as not to permit of successful charting, so that expert pilots will always bo re? quired. The Wilmington left Manaos In Rra zil, AitII 5th, for the upper river, and arrived nt Yqultos on April 13th. run? ning day and night, stopping only twice, first to procure fresh meat for the ship's company, and again to pro? cure food for the living animals aboard, fop the Wilmington Is collecting zoolo? gical specimens for the National Mu? seum here. The greatest vigilance was required in the upper river navigation, nwinc to the logs and drift brought down by the flood waters, and the commander and executive officer took the nisht watches themselves. It was soon found that the existing charts were of no value, whole islands disappearing with the chnnge nf the season. Not less than seven fathoms of water was found on the way up from Manaos. and the upper river ran through a thickly populated country, the chnrncter of the people changing from Portugese and Rrazllian Indians to Peruvians nnd Peruvian Indians. Commander Todd proposed to make a trip up the great tributary Rio Ma? deira before leaving the Amazon. There have been a few mild cases of malaria among the ship's company, yielding readily to treatment. Amrrlran W?lfr Wnrku Aavortnlloii (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pilot.) Columbus, Ohio, May 17.?The Ameri? can Water Works Association elected officers to-day as follows: President?R. H. Clayton. Atlanta, Ga. First Vice President?W. H. Hill. Sy? racuse. N. Y. Second Vice President?J. B. Helm, Madison, Wis. Third Vice President?E. M. Mather, Harrlsburg, Pa Fourth Vice President?C. H. Camp? bell, Charlotte, N. C. Fifth Vice President?W. M. Holl. Muscat Ine. Iowa. Secretary and Treasurer?Peter Milne, New York. 1 he ? ii h in? Tnrn ? o Merit ?t>on. (By Telegraph to Vlrglntan-Pllot.) Havana, May 17.?Cuban emotion has taken a swift turn toward moderation. All the political groups and the fifteen dally newspapers of Havana realized to-day that a cessation of wild talk was desirable. Even the acrobatic members of the late Military Assembly went about soothing their excited followers. The meetings of the National Ivoague to-night though largely attended, were orderly, all the speakers advising calm reflection before any movement Is be? gun, lest violent incidents might be pre? cipitated by rashness. A ni?Rltron? Firn In < Ii (euro (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Chicago, May 17.?Almost half a mil? lion dollars worth of property was de? stroyed to-night by a fierce fire in the lumber district. The flames were con? fined to the block bounded by Loomis and Laflin streets, and Twenty-first Place and Twenty-second street. Five large lumber firms puffered by the fire, and the combined loss will probably amount to over $400,000. The firm? damaged are: S. F.. Qunderson & Son, $2 50,000. J. A. Gauger & Co., $30,000. Rathbone, Nalr & Rldgway Company. $120.000. Pilsen Lumber Company $20,000. ILLINOIS LYNCHING. THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GIVES THE STATE'S RECORD. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Atlanta, Ga.. May 17?A communtca catlon has been receivcil by Attorney General Terrell from a State's Attor? ney In Illinois, containing statements which are being read With much in? terest here. The writer In preparing .1 paper to be reail to a convention of State prosecutors In Illinois, refers to Attorney General Terrell for Informa? tion as to capital punishment in Geor? gia. In tho course of tha tetter the Illinois official says: ; "We have capital punishment in our State for murder only, and for the last few years in this part of the State we have had six or seven lynchlmrs for iho crime of assault, and I am Inclined to believe that it is most as R tod a record as is claimed hero for uome of the Southern States." TERRIBLE MASSACRE. TWENTY-NINE PERSONS SLAUGH? TERED BY INDIANS. (By TelcRranh to Vlrglnlan-Ptlot.) Vancouver, B. C, May 17.?Formosa advices give details of a terrible mas? sacre In the vicinity of Taikow, a town in the central district. Thirty un? armed villagers were ambushed by about sixty savages, who killed twenty nine of them. Only one escaped. The cause of the massacre Is said to hnve been a dispute between savage tribes over the paternity of a child and the death of Its mother. The reputed father of the child denied the charge and refused to make compensation to the tribe to which the girl belonged. An appeal to bend hunting was the only way by which the injured tribe could prove its righteousness to its ancestors. After the massacre the savages Indulged in a feast, at which the heads of tho murdered villagers were conspicuously displayed. Tbe IQasnl Invest isuttnK Committee <By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot.) New York, May 17.?At to-day's ses? sions of the Mazct Investigating Com? mittee no witnesses of nny prominence were called to the- stand. I James A. Mahtmcy, with whom May? or Van Wyck admitted he had had some business transactions, was one ol the witnesses. Mahoney admitted be? ing a bookmaker, and admitted also that he had conducted a pool room in this city some years ago, which bad been closed by the police. He declined, however, to answer the question as to whether he still conducted pool rooms here. TruvPlorN l'r.i I rrt f ve A <t,or I n I ton , (By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot.) Louisville. Ky., May 17.?The Travel? ers' rroteetivo Association devoted con? siderable time to pulling wires and lay? ing plans for the annual election of a president of the order. Sam P. Jones, of Louisville, who was regarded ns a certain winner, having withdrawn, the race became an open one, with three candidates. They arc 11. L. Benson, of San Antonio, Texas; L. B. LeTaste, of Montgomery, Ala. .and Charles H. Duf fln, of Teno Haute, Ind., who Is the present head nml a candidate for re? election. A in T|en ?? TS baren Com ?f?ti)r'?H tonic (By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot.) Trenton. N. J., May 1".?A certificate was filed with tbe Secretary of State this afternoon by the American Tobac? co Conipnny stating that of the $35. 0G0.OOO additional capital stock author? ized in March last to be Issued, $:!;!.500, 000 has been paid, making the total is? sue of capital stock of the company $os,50o,ooo. Of the $33.500,000 which to-day's cer tiflcatc says ha.s been paid In, $21,000, 000 is made up of dividend stock and the balance in preferred stock. The certifi? cate is signed by James B. Duke, the president of the company. Women i urn inmnhn. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) XTnlon City. Tenn., May 17.?Reports of an extraordinary tragedy at Hay ties Mill, near Tlptonvllle, reached here to? night. Three women, a Mrs. MattOX, Mrs. Edward? and Miss Brogdon, way? laid a Mrs. Covington and attacked her with clubs, whereupon the latter drew a knife and stabbed Mrs. Mattox through the heart, killing her instant? ly. Mrs. Covington then plunged the weapon Into the back and lungs ot Mrs. Edwards, inflicting fatal injuries. The tragedy grew out of a quarrel among the children of the women. U oil'l It I "I nil * rill nr. (By Telegraph to Virglnian-Pllot.) Washington, P. C, May 17.?The Illi? nois Steel Company has Informed the Navy Department that it will not bid on armor for battleships and cruisers, owing to the heavy pressure of private work. The decision occasions regret In naval circles, as it is desired t<> have the competition as general tis possi? ble. To Aililro?? tSrnnd Army Pint. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) Boston, May 17.?General Joseph Wheeler will deliver a memoriai ad? dress before Edward W. Kingsley post 113, G. A. R.. on Memorial Day In Bos? ton Theater. It will be General Wheel? er's nrst visit here. AT HALF PRICE!! For 10 days from this date, I will sell the Ine ?T HALF PRICE. Five years guarantee. Nothing better made. Call and see the machine. Sold on EASY PAYMENTS, W. N. WHITE, 108 HIGH STREET, PORTSMOUTH, VA. STOEPEL'S FIND. A HIGH MOUNTAIN. MAN EATERS AND SKULL. HUNTERS. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PlloL) Vancouver, B. C. May 17.?The steamship Empress, of India, bringe* news of the ascent for the first time of Mount Morrison, the highest mountain in Formosa, by Stoepel, the explorer of the Peak of Orizaba, in Mexico. Many previous attempts had failed. Stoepel says the heat was tcrrlftc, and he narrowly escaped death from wild animals and men. He found on the mountain a strange tribe of man eu? er.-?, hitherto unknown. The people are evidently of Malayan origin. They have never communicated with the Chinese. They are skull hunters, and canni? balism was actually witnessed by Stoepel. who saw the progress of a feast while hilling in the underbrush. AN IOWA CYCLONE. THREE PEOPLE KILLED AND SEVERAL WOUNDED. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Manchester. Iowa. May 17.?A disas? trous cyclone swept over the vicinity of Colesburg, 20 milt's northeast of this city last night, doing great damage. ? Three persons were killed and many Others Injured. The town is 1.1 miles ; from .i railroad, and details are meagre, : but the following are known to have been killed: George Lang. Jerome Jacks. A child named Tupper. Mr. and Mrs. Ridenour are seriously injured and two Tupper children are not expected to live. The storm alsoi did great damage in the vicinity of j Little Port and along the Turkey river. Vlnile llnnifMoii Itorliiic? n Homo. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Columbia, S. C. May 17.?General "Wade Hampton has written a card to the people of the State, in which he feelingly and gratefully declines to ac? cept the home it was rtropoged go huiM for mm, replacing the home Recently destroyed by tire. He says the reward Of a citizen who has done work for the State Is "well don-, good and faithful servant." lie prized the people's com? mendation more than any gift. Vnl. I!rvno tu Clilenitn. (By Teiftgraph t" Vlrglantan-Pllot.) Chicago, in.. May 17.?Norwegians of Chicago to-day celebrated the eighty fifth anniversary of the Norwegian de? claration of Independence. A banquet was held at the Auditorium to-night, representatives of nil the Norwegian societies of the city sharing in the pro? gram. Among the speakers was Colonel W|l llnm Jennings Mryan. who took for his subject "Our Adopted*Citizens in Peace I and War." t inerten'? < iip ? liitllenjco. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) London, May 17.?Sir Thomas Upton, Tho Associated Press Is informed, has limited to fifteen the number of guests to be present nt tho launehing of the America's cup challenger Shamrock. The date of tho launch will not bo made public. The Prince of Wales and Duke of Saxc-Cobourg and Gotha will have a private view of the Shamrock about Juno 7. 4 HnrtolcvN ( iirrlner F-iolory, env Te.rgrat.h to Viretn nn-Piiot.) Trenton. N. J.. May 17.?The Electric Automobile and Manufacturing Com? pany, with an authorized capital ot $."i00.000. was incorporated to-day. The company is empowered to manufacture and operate vehicles propelled by elec? tricity or other power. The Incorpo? rators tire Charles P. Scott, of New York; Frederick W. Gasten and Edgar I J. Runyon, of Elizabeth, N. J. KriilMi WnrsUlp? I.it Home In Innilin (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Port Tampa, Fla., May 17.?A cable Just received from the Admiral of the British?(loot?at Bermuda iitatea?Hww the British warships Intrepid and Pearl have left Nassau tor Port Tampa to participate In the Queen Victoria birth? day celebration. HISTORY OF PEARLS. The finest pearls are sold singly, the price depending upon size, quality and also upon the fashion. Small pearls are sold by the pound. Seed pearls were at one time used in the making of ionics and were highly esteemed medicinally? a costly anil dangerous delusion which, happily, no longer ? xlsts. The history of mother-of-pearl is ln scperable from that of the pearl. The pearl oyster is sought for the sake of both these treasures of widely differing values, if the shell contains no pearl, as is frequently the cast-, the mother of-pearl is always there to reward the fisherman's toll; however rough the outer covering it offers within a Btnooth, polished. Iridescent Btirface. rellectlng all the colors of the prism. This exquis? ite substance is largely used in deco? ration, particularly by the French, It is produced by several varieties of shellfish, and la found in many waters. Tho rivers of Scotland furnish it as well as the little pearls known as Scotch pearls, and among these are found some of greater size and value. These Caledonian pearls were known In the time of the Romans, nnd It was with them that Julius Caesar adorned the cuirass of the Veniis Genetrlx. Microscopic examination, by reveal? ing tho structure of the pearl, should settle the question of its origin. Pearls have therefore been cut into thin slices, put under the microscope and thus shown to be c imposed of a suc? cession of concentric strata The cen? ter is always occupied by some foreign body?frequently a tiny parasite?some? times a grain of sand, a fragment of shell or some other atom. The first de? posits upon this kernel differ in struc? ture from those following them. They are formed hv the juxtaposition of cal? cified six-sided prisms, m king a sort of mosaic or pavement. The enamel of a tooth is forme! In precisely the same way and the comparison of a fine set of teeth with a row of pearls Is. therefore, in no sense hyperbolical. The strata ap? proaching the surface h-ve not this feature. They are made up of very thin leaves of nacreous substance. which Tlve to the surface Us peculiar luster. The government is prepared to build ?i factory for manufacturing rifles on ts propertv at Rock Island. III. The superintendent of the Rock Island Arsenal will give further information. Messrs. Deans & G?rden will open on Saturday, the 20th instant, on the corner of Seventh and Liberty street*, one of the most extensive and finest linos of furniture in that ssction. The stores formerly occupied by Mr. W. H. Lane have been converted into one large building, the whole being filled with furniture of all styles and grades. Mr. Deana was In Suffolk several years In a like business, and is a former rcs Ident of this town. Mr. G?rden Is from Baltimore. They are very progressive and honorable gentlemen, to whom the confidence of the public is due. See an? nouncement in this issue of their open? ing sale. The Christian Endeavor Society of Main Street Church will be conducted next Sunday Mr. Calvin Parker, of Gllmerton. The yacht Pertise, sloop Emma Douglass, tug Maggie Jory and steam? er Undine are undergoing repairs at Lv, C. Jones' ship yard. Mr. K. W. H. Burrough. who has beer? confined at his home on Montlant ave? nue for about six weeks from sickness, is slightly improved. The condition of Mr. Earnest "White was thought to be worse yesterday. The Atlantic City and Rrambleton bast ball tea ins will play a match game on Hardy's flat this afternoon at 4 o'i lock. Mr. Walter Hudd. of this place, will act as umpire. William H. Thomas, a colored pm pli ye at the Money Point saw-mill, was quite badly cut on the right hand yesterday afternoon by one of the band saws. He was brought to town and Dr. Norfleet rendered surgical aid. Fortunately the cut was not of such i nature as will result in the loss of his hand. Mrs. John Johnson and daughter, Mies Essie, who have been the guests of Mrs. A. S. Eley on Berkley avenue, lefl yesterday for their home at Wind? sor. Va. 'I tic riizolmiuniift-JclTrlcM Fig tit. (By Telegraph to VIrirlntan-Pllot) New York, May 17.?The dato of the B"b Fitr.slmmons-Jim Jeffries fight be? fore the Coney Island Athletic Club has) been ilxed at June 0. and Georgo Siler, of < ?hJcago, win referee. LADIES CAN WEAR SHOES One sire smaller after using Allen's Foot Ease, a powder to be shaken Into the shoes. It makes tight or new shoes feel easy; Rives instant relief to corns antt bunions. It's the greatest comfort dis? covery of the .lire. Cures und prevents swollen fret, blisters, callous and sore spots. Allen's Foot-Ease Is a certain cure for sweating, hot. aching, nervous feet. At all driiRgists nnd shoe stores. "5c. Trial package free. Address. Allen S. OlftiaietL Le Boy. N. Y. BERKLEY ADVTS Berkley, V.l., May 17th, 1839. OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF TIDEWATER COUNCIL No. SO, JR. O. U, A. M.?You are hereby requested to assemble at your Council Chamber next Fill DAY AFTERNOON, the 19th Instant, nt 12:3u o'clock, for the purpose of uniting with Peabody Council, of Portsmouth, Va., In raising flag. T. F. McGRATH, Councilor. J. O. WlCJGS, Ree. Sec. myl7-2t "LARGE OPENING SALE" Saturday, May 20th, AT THE NEW CUT PRICE FURNITURE HOUSE. We wish to announce to the public that we will offer for Inspection on SATUit DAY 20th, at our new store, corner of Liberty und Seventh streets, Berkley, * new nnd extensive Hue of Furniture, Mat llngs, Baby Carriages. &e., &c., at con? siderably reduced prices. Rocking Chairs ,i specialty. All persons desirous of secur tic bargains should como and Inspect our stock. DEANS &. GORDON. N. B. ?Don't forget the, nddress. corner of Liberty and Seventh streets, where the car switches. mylS-3t JOHN S. ETHERIDGE. L1VERT AND BO A ItDlNQ BTABLE& BERKLEY. VA. Norfolk and Portsmouth trade solicited. New riiono No. 1.203. REPAIRING TRUNKS A SPECIALTY Wo guarantee all trunks bought of us for otio year and repair them free of charge. We paint the name and address on your trunk grat s. leather Name Tacts Riven away with all leather bags and Dress Suit Cases. A FEW SPECIALS FOR THIS WEEK TRUNKS. A souare-top Canvass Trunk, brass bolts and clamps. Iron bottom, brass knees on top and hottc>m, steel strap hinges, C-solo leather straps, division for hat box. ! $3 75. DRESS SUIT CASES A leather Dress Suit Case, worth 00. our price 12.75. A i.either Dress Suit Case, worth $5.00, our pi Ice, $3.75. Roller Tray Trunks, Bureau Trunks, Theatrical Trunks, Leather Trunks, Automatic Tray Trunks, Basket Trunks, Steamer Trunks, Metal Trunks? We have a complete stock of Traveling Bags and Dress Suit Cases, Ladles' ana Men's Pocket-books Traveling Goods of all kinds, such as. Clocks. Drinking Cups, Flasks and Traveling Companions. Give us a call. It will pay you. Hoi foia Trank Factors, i 172 Church St., near Main.