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OF MORE THAN PASSING NOTE A Compilation of Miscellaneous News Matter in Condensed Form. FRESH CLEAN AND BRICHT A Daily Directory of tl.o Happening* ol a liny 111:0113 Void, Though hlimll .No.i?) (lie I.m> IiKcrcmluc und Iinportnui ? Information for Those Him Meek to Know lind 1'?? dcrilimil What la Going on Among the People. EHfcstv* - i~?T,Tvr Mr. M. Rosenbaum will leave to-day For tho Cutsltlll Mountain? in search Of health. A small colored boy was pushed over? board at the lire yesterday morning and came near being drowned. He was fished out after going down twice and .was rolled on a barrel Constable Huybert arrested a negro man yesterday morning on suspicion of being the party who shot the man Hooks mid Constable Mathews, but no gun was found on him. He had a black jack on bis person and was locked up lor carrying concealed weapons. Tin- farmers are needing rain badly nnd unless they get some soon every? thing will be parched up. To-day will lie pay-day ut the yard. Several thousand dollars will bo paid out. Miss Mamie McCloud, of Petersburg, Is in the City, the guest of friends in South Portsmouth. Grimes' Battery will g<> In camp to? day at Ocean vn-w i- r ten days. Adc tachmeni went down yesterday und put up the tents, etc. Rev. Mr, Beadles had a lame crowd Sunday night to bear his second ser? mon on Christ. Mr. John II- Hall then addressed the charmed with their new pastor- He is un tibh nnd eloquent man. A bug.- excursion came in Sunday over the Atlantic nnd Danville rail? road. A number came to this city nnd spent the <lny with friends; others went to Occati View nnd Virginia Beach. Their tickets carried them la these two points. A small white child in charge of n nurse was bitten by a dig yesterday, who jumped up on the carriage and bit tin- child. All the bcIio il teachers who weni to Ttoanokc to attend the Normal School have returned h me. Tin- Indies of Scottsvillo will give a lawn party to-night on Glasgow street extended for the benefit of a destitute family living uul there. The main sup? port of the family is quite sick and is unable to work. Mr. A. II. Lindsay, Jr., has gone to Orecnbrlcr While Sulphur Springs to attend some time. There will be no more meeting's of the Council this month. The n.-xt meet? ing will be August ."?( h. The new cars "ii the Pprl Norfolk road will I"- put mi the line to-morrow or next dny. Then the Hue will he better equipped. Tho others are dally expected. Tln-re was no session of the County Court yesterday. Mrs.. Bridget Boyle died last night nt the residence of her daughter, Mrs, I'alrlek Holden. No. 12s Henry street Notice of funerul inter. There will be a lawn party to-night corner of Hatton ami North streets for the benefit of Central Church. Miss Kannte Pr?rie, of Richmond, is visiting Mr. C. it. Warren's family. She will go with them to ocean View and Flo lid two VV1 > The Order <>i American Machinists carried a good crowd on their excur? sion last nigh;, notwithstanding the ruin. The ruin last night knocked out seve? ral hay i id. s thai \v< re ab< ut to start. Mr. Alonxo Shaw, of the Veteran Firemen's Association ?>f Washington, 1). ?.'.. who bus been the guest of Mr. Biicl Mrs- .lohn A. ITnrrenkopf I". 1- the past week, returned bom,- yesterday Silvia. Dlckerson, colored, was com? mitted to the county jail yesterday af? ternoon for being drunk nnd fighting in the suburbs. Two more cars for the Port Norfolk railroad arrived yesterday. Tin y nre beauties. All of them will be on the line by the end of tho week, Mrs. John Nolan, who has been vis ititig her sister oil Second street, has left to spend the month of August in the Catsklll Mountains. This la the last day for Brandt Com? pany's make room sah-. Mrs. Thomas A. Blidgess left, yester? day for Lnwrencevllle to visit her daughter. Mrs. W. L. Fisher. From there she will visit Buffalo Llthln Springs, where she will spend the re? mainder of the heated term. TROUBLE ABOUT TOLL GATE. The citizens of Deep Creek nre con? siderably exercised over the removal of the toll gale on the Depp Creek turn? pike from Paradise Creek to the junc? tion of the turnpike and the old county rond Just beyond Juiinn's Creek. The company's charter gives it the right to construct a turnpike from n point near the sonih.-rn limits of Ports? mouth to a point on the Portsmouth and Deep Creek county road near the Howlett farm. The charter goes on to say thnt the company can use the county rend from the above point to D.-pp Creek, with the understanding thnt th* residents of that village and within the vicinity of half a mile use the county portion of the road tell free. This allowed them to uso the county rond, which was kept up by the turn? pike company, to a point nenr Julian's Creek, where the turnpike proper be? gan. From that point tho old rond made a. circuit nnd entered Portsmouth through South street. People wishing to avoid tolls usually camo this way. Tho establishment of tho tollgate at tho Junction of tho road, however, puts a stop to the practice. There Is no way of oscnplng toll either over tho county rond or turnpike. Tho matter was reported to the county supervisors to-day, and was by them reforrcd to the commonwealth's attorney. Tho gart? was rut down vpsterdav. but the parties connected with the road ordered It Vinok. Those who travel that way sny that they will cut It down a<> fast ns It is put up. The matter will end In the courts. WILL %'ISIT PORTSMOUTH. Bishop Randolph will visit Ports mouth next Sunday night and will ad dress a class at St. John's P. 10. Church. He Will be in Norfolk Sunday morning. MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPER VISOHS. The Board of Supervisors held the first meeting In the new year yesterday. They were in session from'I p. m. to 6 p. in. The following members were present: C. R. Nim mo, E. M. Tllley, John A. Codd, William S. Johnson, George W. Wood und J. C. Lynch. The meeting was called to order by the clerk, A. H. Marlin, who stated that the flrst business would be the elec? tion of a president. Mr. C. R. Nimmo, who has been chairman for six years, was re-elected chairman. In taking the chair he returned thanks for the con? fidence imposed in him by the board, and then said that there would be no Changes in any of the committees. The clerk said that he had examined the expenses incurred In putting down smallpox in the county, and that war? rants amounting to *2fi.70O had been al? lowed for that purpose. He was B?rry to see that it had been published that Norfolk county had token but few steps to stamp out the disease. Dr. Hancock, health officer of the county, read a paper on smallpox in the county since October 11. 1S!>S, when it ilrst broke out outside of Berkley. He said that it had been very mild, and that the health officer had been put to considerable trouble by persons who would hide the disease and throw them off ilie track. He further said that there had been a rigid vaclnnation throughout the county, nnd that a house to house canvass had been made in order that the disease might he loca? ted. He then paid his respects to the Board of Health of Norfolk, who. he said, had spread it broadcast, saying thnt the county was Inactive and wem care? less about the disease. He told of a number of cases that had left Norfolk city and bad come Into the county for treatment. He said that everything had been done to try and pleese the Norfolk Board of Health, but their malice was SO great that they could not be satisfied. He said that they had gone so fur as to claim that Norfolk had been infected by Norfolk county. Princess Anne and Newport News, but such was not the fact. The county was the sufferer. Mr. Bess Evans appeared before the board in reference to a toll sate that had been established on the Deep Creek road, and requsted the board to take some action in the matter. On mot inn. it was i efurred ro the Commonwealm"s Attorney for exoinination anil report. On motion, the county levy whs fixed at the same as last year. A number of approved bills were al? lowed. AU the extra physicians that have been employed for some time were dis? charged anil the salary of Dr. Han? cock was cut down to J.V per month, nnd that of the sanitary inspector from $.".0 to till ! er month. All the additional force that was em? ployed during the epidemic were dis? charged. The reports of the county ofllcer* for the past two years were read and. on motion, were referred to the Finance Committee for examination and report. A communication from the harbor masters and one from the ferry lessees In regard to the Mnnhassett were or ilered to be returned to the respective bodies. Ihe beard claiming thai they had no (urlsdlctlon In the matter, as the Manhassett Is the property of the lessees, they having accepted the ferry nnd nil Its nnpurtenances on the morn? ing Ihe April ihe 1st. and th? Mannas pen helper n pnrl of them she necessa? rily beloncs to them, and that the board had tin right to act In the matter. The ferry i pprnlsement was read, but no definite action was taken while the scribe was present. AI n:no the b ind odjourned until the regulnr Fopterober meeting, unless n meeting is call? d. A BIO BLAZE. Six Thousand Dtdlnri Worth of Proper? ty Destroyed Sunday Morning. Sunday morning, shortly after 1 o'clock, an alarm of fire was sounded from Box li. but In a few seconds it wad turned In at Box J<;, caused by Mr. Samuel P. Oast's wood-yard and gen? eral fftnre-house being on lire. About that hour n ivntohman ai Phillips' nnd M ihoncy's mill csaw fire coming out a building in Mr. Oast's yard, near the water, and he cried, "?lire". Officer] Dilixburg, who was In South Ports-; mouth, near Union Bridge, heard the cry and turned In the alarm, but the ofllcer on No ^ beat was nearer, and turned In an alarm at Box 2H. The de par tiuco :?rripmnli d.?T)11* chied cngra? eer, seeing that the lire would be a stubborn one. a house over one hundred feet long, thai was filled with painl? and oils, being on fire, turned in the second alarm. The Palmer responded and Joined soon afterwards by an en? gine from the navy yard, which did ex cellent sei vice and rendered valuable aid. The Rescue Fire- Company, col? ored, from the county, also responde I,' but not having sufllclenl hose to reach from a ring over two blocks away,) they were rompelled to return without doing any wirk. The tire continued !?> burn from 1 a. m. until near 11 a. m., with some five or .?ix streams of water poured on it. During the fire Mr. Oast lost two mules and two horses, which were burned to death. Three others were rescued from the fire by Morris More c i-k. who went through ine flames and dr ive them overboard .and then swam to the opposite shore wi:h them, thus saving their i;v.-s. His brave net was generally commented on, especially I when it was done at the risk of his own life. During the time Mr. Morecock's arm was burnt very badly, the hair was singed Off his head and he was badly bulmcd on the top of the head. He wiil be confined to his home fot several days. Mr. oast had a large supply of paints nnd oii.-v. as well ns varnishes, on hand. In another shed was several hundred barrels of lime, which made the fire burn much more fiercely. A quantity of lathes were burned, and several hun? dred cords of wood. The whole place looks dilapidated. Mr. Oast would nit say what his Ios? wjij, but paid that he carried some in? surance, and was glad that it was not more than it was. Mr. Oast's wife was unite sick in his dwelling, which is near to the property that was on fire, and she could not be removed, consequently one engine waa ken: playing on the house to prevent Its catching. Too much credit cannot be given the men wh > worked so nobly without hopi of reward or pay, but with but one common thought, and that was tha: a fellow man was in trouble and several lives were in danger, for if Mr. Onst'ii house had caught the en? tire row would have been dwiroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown. Various suppositions have been con? jectured. Some claim it was incendi? ary: others think possibly it might have caugh; from a spark of a passing en? gine, they pass close to the wood? pile. A DESPERATE NEGRO SHOOTS TWO MEN. Sunday morning about 2 o'clock n colored, man named William Brooks, who lives sonic distance In the county, started for his home. He had with him a new suit of clothes, a hat. a pair of shoes and some other things, and about 18 in money. When about it mile from town ho met another colored, man. whom he asked if he knew where be could get a place to stay fir tho night, as he did not care to go along the road much at night. The mun said: "Oh, certainly; come with me." When he had gone a short distance the stranger knocked Brooks down and then shot him through the leg and then robbed him of what money and clothes he hud, and left bini lying in the rond. Tho negro went in the direction of Pinner's Point. There he met Consta? ble Mathews, who wanted to know where be got the things he had. Before the man answered he struck Mathews a blow over the bead with his pistol, knocking .him down. He then shot Mathews three times?once in the hand and twice in the arm. He th"ii robbed Mathews of his pistol and everything he had. and continued bis Journey. The noise of the sho ting attracted the attention of some people near by, who heard Mathews groan, and came to his aid. He was lying In the road unconscious- They picked him up. car? ried him t-> ids home near by nnd medi? cal aid was summon- (1 and did What th( v could to relieve the sufferer. 11 was rumored yesterday several times that Mathews was dead, but such Is not true. He is quite badly hurt, but not necessarily fatal. Tho colored man BfO iks was found lying on the road and was brought to the county jail because there was no? where else to carry him. Dr. Trultt, the physician to the county jail, was summoned and relieved him as much a.s possible. The man who assaulted iho two men Is described as being a large, portly man about ::i years of age und Is very dark. METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL AS? SOCIATION. The regular monthly meeting of the Sunday School Association was bold Sunday afternoon with Central Sunday school. The exercises were opened with Vice-President A- C. Bushnell presiding. Prayer was offered by Rev. L. 0. Betty, after which tho" school sang several choice selections. Mr. John H. Hall then addressed the association oil the "Duties of u Sunday School Superintendent.'' which was lis? tened to attentively. Banners wer.- awarded as follows: Punctuality?Park vn-w. A ttendance?Owens Memorial. Ciuit ribut ions?Central. Benediction was pronounced by Rev. Mr. Hettv. The association appropriated $2-"> for Central Mission, in Cottage Place. Resolutions of regrel n< Mr. .1 ihn IT Hall's depnrture for Texas were passed. after which they adjourned i > meet at Owens Memorial Church the fourth Sunday in August. MAYOR'S COURT. The register showed two drunks; ?1 ' each. i Cherry Rhodes, using obscene lan? guage on the street; turned over to the Health Department. Charles Brooks, trespassing; fined |2. lohn Hall, disorderly conduct; lined J2.no. Richard Pierce, disorderly conduct; fined $2. B( nson Hayes, trespassing; find $?. Wesley Jones, disorderly conduct; I fined $2. John Jenkins, drunk and disord? rlv; fined |5. GONE AFTER A THIEF. Deputy Sheriff Abbott left via Sea? board Air Eine last night for Ore nvllle county to bring back J. c. Rogers, who is wanted for stealing brasses from the Seaboard Air Line. The authorities have posKlve proof that Rogers is the man Ihey want, he having disposed of I n Quantity < r it in this city, nnd Mr. Abbott bus recovered the same. Rogers' home Is on County street, near Effing bam. He Is now in Greenville county] on a visit. The officer will return with bis prisoner tO-day. We keep every shape of collar's. Lei us sell you your collars. Ohas. R. Wei ton ii Co. OTHER PORTS MOUTH LO? CAL ON PAGE! 6 FOIt SALI-: CHEAP?A PINE HORSE, kind and gentle: also Buggy and harness: the only reason f.?r selling own? er has no time to use him. Apply ti ihlj office. jy2.1-3t TTlVi:" KENT-A DWELUNO. WITH ' st?r- attached, N'o. ro". County street, The house has hot and cold water, bath, sewerage and modern conveniences. Aji ply im premises, Jyis-tf IA OK " RENT ~ T\Vi?" LOOMS AND ?T Kitchen. Api-ly corner South nnd Chestnut streets, over drug store. Mrs A S. HODGES. j- IS-II ANTED?ONE HEN Pit El i s.M<"'K cvs to buy .">e. C gars. We sell them for 6. $1 O'i per box. RICH. P QIIY, High street; Jy2l-lw w J. E. SHIPP & CO. State Agents for th" Champion Burner and Gas Geherat rs for cooking nnd heating purposes. Economical, Inbor .-iv ng and convenient. Office and Wat erooms: CO ItN ER CRAWFOlsn AND QUEEN STREETS. Call and sie them. Jy23-Iw NO TROUBLE TO GET A MEAL A number of gentlemen, f un lies all away. Then why not go to PEARSON'S for your meals or for a lunch. Everything first-class ami served quick. Ferry Lunch Rooms. flnventory Sale ! ?t W. C. Hash's Only a few more days to get any? thing in the Dry Goods line at lirst cost. See the reductions in prices. 11, $1.2:.. $1.50 and ?l.fi!> Parasols at.fific J.S Black nnd White Parasols for.$.'.!"?; ?I.2.". Bit ached Damask .9$C 11.00 Bit ached Damask . iT'ic. Bleached Damask . 7ic. Bleached Damask . 50c. Bleached Damask . 12'?c. I..1WI-, < . .T'-.c lue Lawns . ITc. Silk Llido Ho.-.< .L Come and see for yourself what che.ip goods cfin bo obtained nt very small cost. Everything in Dry Goods at Co-:. W, C NASH. Store closes at 6 p. tn., Saturdays excepted. ICE CREAM Wo are ready to furnish you with -CRKAM ot all times and all kinds. VIRGINIA ICE CREAM COMPANY, Old 'Phone, 22:s. Now Phone, 13C3. Jyg-lm_ _ APRICOTS, PLUMS, WMTE CHERRIES The canned Roods I have in the above will rival the fresh. Southern California has a climate pccul'nrly adapted to rais? ing line fruit-, and the wonder how such fruits can bo sold so cheaply Is thus ex? plained Also. Peaches and Pears. Extra Fine Pineapple for Sherbert. E. R. BARKSDALE r.OTII PHONES. K:> COURT ST. FOR RENT, " Three-story Warehouse, No. G10 Craw? ford street; cxceiiert location for n cro- ; eery, nction. hardware or comntlasloo hoii^o: not. j:5 p^r month, ! JNO. L. WATSON. JC3 Hieb street. Portsm.-iith. Va. i 7L~J."~PHILLIPS7i The Summer Cl< arlng Sale relates a tale of grcnt value tu all In general. LAWNS that were Sc.. |0c., l-'_-c and 16c. have suffered a heavy cut. They are now 5c. Sc., 9c. nnd lie. per yard. Big cut in TABLE DAMASK and LINENS We prefer the room. s.> the SUMMER GOODS are y >urs, cheap enough. A. vJ. PHILLIPS, _302 and 304 HIGH ST. _ When You Read An Advertisement and it loaves no doubts in your mind that what the party advertises are facts, as his re? putation lor stating only the same is well known, then you can always purchase with the utmost confidence. We claim that we never misrepresent goods in order to ; make a sale. We state only tacts, and our customers will always find them so. We'll give the public a few more days in which to purchase A Good Suit of Clothes or Trousers, ? Child's Suit, or anything in the Clothing or Gents" Furnishing Goods Line, ?AT? Prices Remarkably Low BBESLR?ER & ANTHONY 114 HIGH St. Fine DeS?catessen All varieties staj>'c and fancy food, frcsli meats and vegetable*. Another I't of ihos.e line Silver Premiums '?<> arrlvo Monday. Get our premium caid; use l;, und be tat lifted. ALLEN & JAR VIS, S. S. 'Phone. KC6 300 and 502 County st.__ "lucky number. Do you th!nk thirteen an unlucky num? ber '! \V<- don't Und .1 so. EGOS (fresh) at.|2e. per dor.cn LEMONS (fancy) ai.13c per dosen COFFEE (eo >!> ..i .13c per pound Don't forget i high gruda Mixed Tea at 10c. per pi in R. E. KING, Both Phones. ! I Court street. Slab Wood and Board Ends H. B. WILKINS has dry. fresh water Sliti Wood, dry dressed Board Ends: also dry Pino and Oat Wood. Try it. Old 'phone No. ;iis. ij 2-6m 1 have Houses and Lots for sale in all parts of the city and suburbs. I collect rents and make prompt returns. House for rent on High Street. 329 HIGH STREET. ? oo-*- <?-oo i THE I \ Kew YorK Glottiing Co.'s j _? \ Semi-Annua ? . . . ? Glsarin ? I ENTIRE STOCK OF ? Summer Clothing, ? Hals and Furnishings I ? Being sold ai LESS THAN * J COST. Notice the offerings $ ? below: 0 I $3,48 for Men's $6 Suits, * ? $1.98 for Men's $3 50 Pants t ? 39c for Men's 75c Underwear J ? 19c for Men's 35c Underwear ? ? $1.98 for Boys'$350 Suits. * ? 4' <c for Men's 10c Ties J ? 39c for Men's 50c Overalls * ? 19c for Boys' 39c Hats # ? VAz, for Men's Linen Collars * j $1.49 for Men's Crash Suits ? ? ? T H El? ? ?._._? 214 HIGH STRE CT, J PORTSMOUTH, VA. T This Space is Reserved lor EIVUVIEITT DEIAPsJS SHIRT.S SHIRTS. SHIRTS. l!" you need any summer Shirts or Underwear, it will pay you to take a look at our stock. You should sec our Monarch Brand of Shirts at 51 and SI.50. They arc the best on earth. All $1.50 Silk Bosom Shirts.now SI 25 All $1.2S Silk Bosom Shirts.now SI.00 All $1.00 Silk Bosom Shirts.now 75c. All kinds of Summer Shirts at $0c. each. JOHN A. MORRIS, 303 High Street. DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE in finding what you want in the Drug: Line? If von do, I can save vou TI7VYE, WORRY KIND EY, as we sell everything, and at the lowest cut rate prices. JEROfiE P. CARR. WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL DRUGGIST, Corner Court and County Sts. and Green Street, near Bart. For neglected beds use Can's Knock-Out Drops. It will do'em. 25c. M. ROSENBAUM S RETIRING SALE. DRAWING TO A CLOSE. The entire stock must be sold quickly. Prices this week lower than ever before.- Up-to-date Cloth? ing, Hats and Furnishing Goods at less than half their, actual cost. This is an opportunity you can't afford to miss. Notice the Remarkable Offerings below: Unlaundered White Shirts, 4-plv linen bosom?worth 50c, to go at.29c. Jean Drawers?worth *5c, to go at.... 19'- C. Men's Garters. The 25c. grade to go at 13c. The IJc. grade to go at .9c Black and Tan Hose that sell everywhere for 15c.? to go at.9c, Linen Crash Suits? worth $2.?0?to go at .SI,39 Guaranteed Serge Suits that sell everywhere for 512.50?to go at $7.98' Fancy Worsted Suits? worth $12 and SI*.50? reduced to.$7.98 Children's Suits. $2. SO values.$1.39 values.$1.59 $4.00 values.$1.79 7V\:. ROSENB?UM, 116 ana 118 High St., Portsmouth, Va. riONDAY AND TUESDAY LAST TWO DAYS OF SO AS TO ADD A = NEW = DEPARTMENT ! Will Last But Two Days Lonoer -at THE BRHNDT CO. 213 and 215 HIGH ST*., This chance will give those that have not bought or seen our great reduction in price of our enormous stocks?consist? ing of fine Clothing, Furnishings, Shoes and Slippers. Specialties for Monday and Tuesday: Shoe Department ~A few pairs or Baby left, sizes 4 to6, Black ? ? and Tan, now. *?? ? Clothing Department White Duck and Crash Trou^ sers, worth #1.25, sale -,Q price. /uC Child's Black and Tan Lace; All-wool fancy stripe Cassi Shoes, sizes 6 to 11, j mere and Worsted -q qq real value $1.$5, now # I Trousers, $5 and ?6 $3.03 Ladies' House Slippers, sizes I Men's Shirts, good wash r in o u/iHo W fabric, worth 50c- Z/C now 42C Odds and ends in silk f/ ,, , c"V "i cu? .li i neckwear, SOc. value I *?C Men s Sunday Lace Shoes, all Men?s Blue and B,.ick s joes and width sizes 6, Sujts> trimmings a?d to 11, were $2.50, <r i / n j workmanship, our leaders , 2?w;'t"7ViY t? 77,* aU the season. at ^ao?. Ladies' Ian Cloth lop Lace S12 $0 , price <t? QC Shoes, $1.2J values * - n/ ~ ^D.ao now going tor.... J>' ? u*r ; Men's Good and Durable Suits, Bovs' Lace Shoes, three styles, I strongly made, trimmed and sizes J to 5)4,sold for QQ ! lined, a big bargain 0Q SI.2; and SI.50. now vJOU; for $6.50.4>?.IM THE BRANDT GO.,_213 an0215 Hlflft St. NEW BOOKS FOR SUMMER READING. LATEST BOOKS 1 POPULAR AUTHORS! ^x:vi>isi^ jsorv *ss Thompson. 224 high street._PORTSMOUTH, VA. Good Bread Makers Indorse W. 5 J. Parker's Eureka Flour. Kor IIa strength, whiteness and appetizing flavor You can make the whites! anrt lichtest bread with a les-i amount of this Hour than with any other. Aslt your Kio ,i lor It. Take no other._' WHYDO THEY BUY FROM US ? n our lc-o Is pure I Because) our Ice Is regular In also .fid , , i wi" ,1t anv re'rljerator. Because our ice Is made from dlsttlled j Hecause our lee is delivered Just whertj water. ? you want, when you want tt. PORTSMOUTH COAL & ICE CO., i We luve both Telephones. J. S. MILLER.Ma?ngor ?