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PORTSMOUTH ADVERTISEMENTS, AND TELEGRAPH CONTINUED?BERKLEY NEWS
WHEN CHRISTMAS GOMES Don't forget that everybody'has to wear Shoes, and few people have Shoes given to them. A PAIR OB* OUR SRO ES would make an excellent Xmas gift to some friend you know well. 'No better Shoes can be bought, and, as every? body has to wear Shoes they are bound to prove satisfactory. The prices .are right, and tlio goods are tight. What more can one oak for. . T?L1HFGRRO cTc COO CRAWFORD STREET, CORNER KINO, - - LCD TNG. - PORTSMOUTH, VA. ALL HOLIDAY GOODS AT GRBATLY REDUCED PRICES! NEW COPYRIGHT BOOKS $.1.00 VOLUME, PUBLISHERS PRICE $1.25 TO $2.00 ANDERSON 224 HIGH STREET, TU OMPSON. PORTSMOUTH, VA matches, Diamonds, Jewelry, SilYuwtn, Cat GIass, Omiinentdl Clocks. For thirty-one years we have In a measure been supplying the demands of the ?ubllo In the above goods. This season our stock Is larger than ever, and, as erelofore, has been carefully selected In person. C. S. SHERWOOD, 206 High Street, Portsmouth, Va. REMOVAL NOTICE, We have moved our CO AD YARD fro m near ferry wharf to our Ice factory, on High street, where we nro prepared to servo our customors promptly with all- tho best coats on the market. PORTSMOUTH COAL & ICE CO. J. S. MILLER, Manager. WISH TOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. BOTH PHONES. WE Xmas Perfumes We have a fine line of "Toilet Bottles" and standard makes of Tripple and Quar druple Extracts, attractively put up for Xmas presents in beautiful and artistic packages, which aro qu'te inexpensive. Prices from 23c. to $1.50. We also sell Ex? tracts. Colognes and Ray Rum in any quantity for refilling Toilet Bottles. . Imported Bay Rum, 25c. bottle. We also carry a cho.'<c? line, of the best makes Cigars, put up 23 Cigars to the box, which would gladen the heart of any smoker. Jerome P. Carr, Wholesale arid Retail -CUT RATE DRUGGIST - Cor. Court and County and Green, neat Bart streets. To tho consumers who bring tho moat empty "W. & J. PARKER'S EUREKA' flour sacks to 701 Crawford street on January Clh will be given five prizes, viz: To tho highest. 10 bags Eureka Flour. To the next, E bags Eureka Flour. To the next 3 bags Eureka Flour. To the next 2 bags Eureka Flour. To tho next 1 bag Eureka Flour. Patent icines at Gest T J. WB S. BUTT &, CO., DRUGGISTS - - 518 MIDDLE ST. laid to rest. THE FUNERAL OF DIEUT. T. M. BRUMJJY. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnian-Pllot.) Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20.?The remains of Lieut. T. M. Brumby, Admiral Dewey's flag officer, were laid to rest to-day In the soil of his native State. The funeral was under the direction of 'the mllRary, and the sorvlce of the Episcopal Church was , conducted by Bishop C. K. Nelson. The body of the dead ofllcer reached Atlanta early this morning, and was Immediately escorted to the Caoltol, where It lay In state several hours. Lieutenant Caldwell, the representa? tive of Admiral Dewey, placing the magnificent sword, presented Brumby by the people of Georgia less than months ago, on the casket. Among the mass of flowers about the coflln was a great wreath of white roses, Japonlcas and carnations twined with delicate ferns and bearing a card with the sim? ple Inscription, "The President." An? other wreath of similar design was marked with the name of Secretary (Long. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey's card Stronger than Carbolic Acid AS A GERM DESTROYER Made from tlie Fresh Green Leaves of the Tasmanian BIub Gum Tree. NO DANGEROUS INGREDIENTS. The Most Perfect Skin and Toilet Soap Ever Manufactured. HARMLESS, FRAGRANT, STIMULATING. That a Soap could be manufactured without tho use of fats and oils combined with an alkali has been a great surprise to chemists. The base of aill soaps from the cheapest laundry to tho finest tolloi having always been made In this way. However, their surprise was not so great as tho pleasure of the medical profession when it was'found that a perfect soap could be made from tho fresh green leaves of the Tasmanian, Blue Gum Tree; these leaves furnishing a product, wh'ch, al? though three times stronger than carbolic add as a germicide, is perfectly harmless. For years these leaves havo been the only euro known to tho natives of Tasmania for skin diseases, wounds, etc., and arc to-dny used In the1 principal skin disease hospitals of Europe, to tho exclusion of all other remedies. Now that It Is possi? ble to Incorporate them In a toilet soap and yet retain all thedr medla'nal quali? ties, skin diseases can bo treated more successfully than bofore, application of tho mcdicant being made In this way without the use of ointment which nat? urally clogs tho pores of tho skin. HYOMEI SKIN SOAP Cleanses,Heals, Purifies, Beautifies Price, 26 oonts. 8ok\ by all druggists or sent by mall. , THE T. BOOTH CO., Ithaca, N. Y. was attached to an anchor of ro3ea and violets. A magniflecnt wreath of colored roses_and calms was marked "From Georgia Friends.' Tho cortege accompanying the re? mains to Oakland Cemetery was com? posed of a company of the Seventh In? fantry, from Fort McPherson; the Fifth Regiment Georgia militia, the Atlanta Artillery and" Governor's Horse Guard. The honorary escort, headed by Gov? ernor Candler, consisted of United States Senator Bacon, Mayor Wood? ward. Lieutenant Caldwell, United States Navy; Justices of the Supreme Court of Georgia and State, county and city officials. Mrs. A. E. Brumby, the aged mother of the lieutenant, was unable to come from her home In Marietta to attend the funeral. It was expected that she would be present, but when the time came for her to board the train It was found that she was too weak to under? take the Journey. A WAR RELIC. JACKSON'S LAST DISPATCH TO GENERAL LEE. (By Telegraph to Vlrginian-Pllot.) ?Brrrtrmorc, Deo. 2k?Mr, A. E. Morrl son, of Leesburg, Va., has left at the Mercantile Trust Company for safe? keeping the last dispatch written by General Stonewall Jackson. Tho dis? patch was directed to General Lee and was written at 3 o'clock on the after? noon of May 2, 18C3. General Jackson was 'killed about 7 o'clock the same day. The dispatch was Intrusted to Mr. Morrison for delivery, but never reach? ed its destination, as the bearer was wounded In his efforts to get through the lines and was unable to proceed or to turn the dispatch over to another courier. Mr. Morrison has since kept the paper, which he prizes highly as being, perhaps, the last action of the famous Confederate general. The dispatch read as follows: ? Near Six Miles West ) Chancellorsville, 3 p. m., May 2, 1S63.) General?The enemy has made a stand at Chancellors,. which Is about two miles from Chancellorsville. ,1 hope so soon as practicable to attack. I trust that an ever-kind providence will bless us with success. Respectfully, T. J. JACKSON, Lieutenant General. To General Robert E. Lee: P. S.? The leading division is up and next two appear to be well closed. T. J. J. O.A. S3 1? O JSt X A. . tbt int?? 3 th? _^Ttl8 KW Yc'J H3ve Bou?hr Kentucky Gubernatorial Fight. (By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.) Frankfort, Ky? Dec. 20.?Though no? tices of contest have been prepared against Governor Taylor and Lieuten? ant Governor Marshall, they probably will not be served until Friday. The delay Is said to have been planned in order to prevent taking of depositions prior to the meeting of the Legislature, the Goebel people preferring to have the whole proceedings conducted by the contest committee of the Legls'ature, 'nstead of In part before the court examiners and later by the contest committee. 'tit tbt /f N? KM You Ha?e Always Boi'gt: WlMth???l) TS OF LORD METUUEN Continued from Page I. Intimated to their agents in Europe their readiness to be moderate in re? gard to peace conditions. "The chief anxiety of the Burghers is as to the question of receiving sup? plies by way of Lourenzq Marquee." LORD ROBERTS. Heavy Shipments of Gold. rxAT New York, Dec. 20.?The best Infor? mation obtainable In Wall street to? day was to the effect that at. least S5 000.000 gold will be sent abroad on Saturday's steamers. Rumor credits, several of the leading foreign exchange houses with engagements to export, and several of the banks, banking houses and trust companies will very likely do the same. AN UN/CONFIRMED RUMOR. London, Dec. 20.?A special dispatch from Durbart, Natal, dated Saturday, December 16, says' it ie rumored that General Builer called for volunteers to recover the abandoned guns, and that a party Issued from the camp after midnight and brought in the guns, which were uninjured. GUNS NOT RECOVERED. London, Dele. 20.?It still seems doubt? ful whether the guns that General Bul? let* abandoned at Colenzo are in the possession of the Boers. According to a dispatch to the Asso? ciated Presa from Durban, sent off on the evening of the battle, and which I has just been received here, the guns remained where they were left by the British troops, and were covered by the I heavy guns of General Hlldyard's brl- j gade, occupying an intrenched position. The dispatch adds that the Boers have thus far not attempted to cross the I river and carry off the guns! while ad? vices to the Associated Prees from Pre? toria, under the same date, say that an official Boer dispatch reports that two guns, 13 wagons and a quantity of am? munition were captured besides 208 prisoners. FORCED TO RETIRE. London, Dec. 20.?The War Office re? ports that General French reconnolter ctl northward of Arunclc! Monday, De? cember 18th. After shelling Jasfonteln farm, three mlLs eastward of the Boer position, the New Zealanders advanced and occupied the farm. Tho Boer guns then opened and the Beers advanced to the attack, so General French ordered a retirement. The latest news from Mafeklng. dated December Gth has jus. been received. It says a desultory bombardment vTas continuing and the sharpshooters were ei;gaged in a smart duel mornings and | evenings. A SHELL'S CONTENTS. The dispatch also describes a novel method of sending a message, adopted by some Boers, December 4th. A llve pcunder shell fired Into the town that day did not explode. It was opened and found to contain a letter as follows: "Dear Powe.l (Colonel Baden-Powell): Excuse Iron messenger. No o:her means of communicating. Please tell Mrs, - mother and family all well. Don't drink all the whiskey. Leave some for us when we get In." The sender's signa? ture was torn off. London, Dec. 21.?The appeals for yeomany and volunteers are being re? sponded to with the greatest enthu slnsm in all parts of the country. Lord Wolseley proposes that the force being raised by the Lord-Mayor of London be called the "City of London Imperial Volunteers." The government expects the total of yeomanry and volunteers to reach 8,000. Baron Cresham will command, with Lord Lonsdale as adju? tant general. The papers are now generally Join? ing in free criticism of the government and the War Office, ns day by day fresh proofs of unprepnredness come to light. Special stress is laid upon the failure to provide proper transports, which compels the columns to stick tight to railways and upon the inferiority of the British artillery. The Australian colonies are respond? ing eagearly to the Imperial Govern? ment's appeal for second contingents. It Is reported that the Queen will n<bandon her proposed visit to Italy, in consequence of the war. One of the results of the coal famine in the Sheffield district. Indirectly arising out of the war, Is that several Important steel firms are not able to get coal, even from their own collier? ies a few miles distant. They will sue the railway companies for non-delivery of coal. One of the great armor plate works has shut down partially. LORD ROBERTS. London, Dec. 20.?General Lord Rob? erts, who Is to have full command of the British troops in South Africa, ac? companied by Lady Roberts and their two daughters, arrived in London this morning, having traveled from Dublin with Mr. Chamberlain. Their de? parture from Dublin was marked by cheering crowds, but the General made a quiet entry Into London. After go? ing to a private hotel, he spent about an hour at the War Office In consulta? tion with the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Secretary of State for War. Then General Roberts returned to the task of packing his.effects and interviewing the officers selected for his staff. A PARTING MESSAGE. When "Little Bob's," the beloved of Tommy Atkins, received a representa? tive of the Associated Press, he was dressed in the deepest black in vivid contrast with his snow white hair and moustache. His dapper little figure was as straight as ever, but the eyes that have so often scanned British victory were slightly dimmed by the great personal sorrow that has be? fallen him. But in spite of this and the multitude of details that claimed his attention. General Roberts will? ingly assented to send through the Associated P^ess .a parting message to the American people, and gave the following statement: "Circumstances naturally forbid my speaking about the campaign ahead of me, except to say that I have entire confidence in the British so'dier, and that I believe the traditions of our armv will be unheld in South Africa. "For the friendly Interest and sym? pathy exhibited by many Americans I am most deeply grateful. I feel sure the Justice of our cause merits this. Though we may be at war, I can safely say that . no unnecessary -harshness and no acts of inhumanity will mar the "fair name of this branch of the Anglo Saxon race. "The reports which Indicate that dis? loyalty exists in the Irish regiments are absolutely untrue. In the hour of danger my countrymen have ever been among the ilrst to lay down their lives for their Queen and their country, and whether it be against the Boers or men of any nationality, the Irish so'.dler will be found loyal to his Quqen and brave In battle." THINKS WELL OP KITCHENER. The representative learned that Gen? eral Roberts entertains a great friend? ship for General Kitchener, though they have never served together, and that combination of Genernlshlp creates the greatest satisfaction In military circles. DISSATISFIED COLONISTS. London. Dec. 20.?A Cape Town dis? patch, dated Saturday, December 16, says: "Five hundred colonists of the Vic? toria West district have perfected an apparently anti-British organization there and, ns Individuals, have openly expressed disloyalty, and have threat? ened to attack the railroad station, which Is on the direct line between Cape Town and De Aar. The Afrikan? der Bundites. at a meeting there, pass? ed a resolution assorting that the troops In the vicinity Irritate the farm? ers dangerously. The meeting pro? claimed its loyalty, hut declared that the conduct of tho troops forced the people to use expressions nnd commit acts which were capable of being Inter? preted as disloyal." CENERAL LAWTON. HIS REMAINS BROUGHT TO MA? NILA FOR BURIAL. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) Manila, Dec. 20.?S p. m.?Major Gen? eral Dawton's body wns brought from Sau Matco to Manila this afternoon, h s staff and a squadron of cavalry acting as escort. It was found necessary to bridge the river. The funeral will take place from his late residence here, a mansion former? ly occupLd by a Span'.sh g nrral. The body has b en placed temporarily In a vault In Elpaco cemetery, where many of the Anurcan soldiers have been in? terred, and a. guard of honor will be maintained. When Mrs. Lnwton and her four children shall have completed their -arrangements for returning to the United States, the remains will be taken on a transport with an escort of olllccrs, for final interment, as is thought probable here, In Arlington cemetery. General Lnwton's death has caused universal sorrow in Manila. No Ameri? can ? ofllcer had greater popularity among all ranks, and In his dealings with the natives he commanded their respect to a remarkable degree. The Mayors whom he Installed in the neigh? boring towns are arranging to attend the funeral In u body. To his executive ability and personal leadership is chiefly due the brilliant execution of the plan of campaign in North Luzon, which has scattered the Insurufctionnry force from San Isldro to the Gulf of Llngayen. That section of the island, which had to be travers? ed during the very worst season of the I year, presented difficulties considered by nil acquainted with It to be almost insurmountable, but General Lawton thoroughly covered the program as I Signed him. "When he reached Tayug and found that the other division had not arrived, he went through to Dagupan on his own responsibility. Although he Im? posed great hardships on his men. he Invariably shared their lot cheerfully. Thirteen Americans, including three officers, were wounded in the engage? ment at Sa.n Mateo. where General Lnwton was killed. Captain Breckcn ridge's wound Is not considered dan? gerous, although the bullet penetrated Iiis arm and side. It Is estimated that the Insurgents numbered 500 and 'that half of them, were armed with rifles. The Amer? icans numbered 1,300. but the command had been .much depleted by sickness. The wagon train found the roads Im? passable and was obliged to return. The Insurgents retreated to the northeast, leaving six dead. I They have other forces near Taytay. This region, although close to Manila. I has proved the most dlflicult from which to dislodge the enemy. It Is now reported that the insurgents In? tend to concentrate nt Santa Cruz. La O mi a province, and in the district east of LaGuna de Bay. MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE. Washington, D. C, Dec. 20.?The President to-day sent the following cablegram to General Otis: "Executive Mansion, Dec. 20th. '?Major Generai Otis, Manila: "I have learned with inexpressible sorrow of the death of Major General Lawton, and ask to share with the officers and men of the Eighth Corps In their grief. One of the most gallant officers of the army has fallen. At the time the sad news came to us his nomination as brigadier general of the regular army was already made for transmission to the Senate, but no rank can enhance his fame. He rose from the ranks of the Ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, lining every grade in the service to that of major general of volunteers, anil in three wars was conspicuous for bravery and devotion to duty. The country mourns the death of this Intrepid leader. Convey to Mrs. Lnwton my heartfelt sympathy in her overshadowing affliction. "WILLIAM M'KINLEY." Secretary Root cabled as follows: War Department, Dec. 20, Otis, Manila: I Join with the officers and men of the Eighth Army Corps In drepest regret over the death of their h r ic comrade. General Lawton. I beg you to convey to Mrs. Lawton expres-lon of my sin? cere sympathy. It was the Ideal death of a soldier, as his splendid courage and devot on to duty has met the ideal of a sMd e:'s life. The sad news will be announced to the army and due cere? monies of respect to his memory will be directed in general orders. ELIHU ROOT, Secretary of War. A PENSION PROPOSED. Senator Fairbanks to-day Introduced a bill granting a pension of J2.000 a year to the widow of General Lawton. Representative I^andis, of Indiana, in? troduced a siml'ar bill In the House. Mr. Land Is represents the district from which Lawton's first regiment was re? cruited. Cures a Cough er ( old nt once Conquers Croup without fall. 1* the best for lltoitcllitiil, UlippC, I Hoarseness, Wliooui!>g-Cuii>>h. mid tor the cure of Ct>nsumpilot>. Motlir.Tspraitcit. Potior?pr<r>cril>cIt. Small <ioset>; quick, sine results. GOES TO ST. MARK'S. Football Game Seheduled for Christmas Day, A ICrciinl at lli?or<>nl-Koturim ? II i III? Urltlr-A It i ? PnplU' RecliiO by It y lima liiailiiiio l'n i> 11** <t ?> nt-fbt. The town is evidencing the approach of Christmas. The enterpr.Sing mer? chants are decorating their stores and displaying their beautifully selected CbrUtmas goods In an enticing man? ner to shoppers. The fnrmers are be? ginning to come into town In large numbers for their Christmas notions, trinkets, toys, etc. The Stars -and Stripes, of Berkley, and the Tigers, of Norfolk, will play a match game of football on Hardy's field Christmas morning at 10 o'clock, which promises to be an Interesting contest. The church at Pittsburg. Pa., that ex? tended Rev. H. S. L-ancaster, rector > f St. Thomas', a call, is St. Mark's, and Is among the leading churches of that city. It has a large membership, among whom there is considerable wealth. Professor J. W. Roberts, principal of Rucford Institute of Raeford, N. C, has Issu-d Invitations announcing a re? cital to be given by the schools of vo? cal and instrumental music and ora? tory on the 21st Instant In the Institute hull. Profcs-or Roberts has a large en? rollment of pupils at his new school this year and has a bright outlook for nn increased number on the first of the y^ar. Mr. Ost-.ir L. Bunrty. a well-known yourg man of this place, and Miss Ger? trude Winslow, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. lt. G. Wins low, of Oki.?-ko, N. C, were married yesterday morning nt 11 (.'clock. The ceremony took pi ice nt ihj home of tho bride, and was performed by Rev. Chns. Taylor, pastor of Ml. Hormon M. E. Church, In the presence of a host of friends of the contracting couple. The brid> wore n beaut fill gray cloth, trimmed with white silk ribbons, nnd her two attendants Miss Mat tic White, of Wlnfall. and M':?s Klmlra Munden, of the neighb irhood. were similarly at? tired. Mr. George Winslow, brother of the bride, and Mr. M. Newby, of this place, were the groomsmen. The party were roynlly entertained at the home of the bildo's parent*, the best of everything beliifi spread In abund? ance. The happy couple, with n number of the guests, arrived on the evening train over the ?Norfolk and Southern road, - ? ? :M and will spend a few days with friends./..^V; They will leside In Por.smouth. See Mr. H. L. West's ad. In this issuS^^ cnllinir attention to his bis reduction;-^ sale of shoes. Mr. \V. 11. Camp is having his store jv'.^ very handsomely fitted out on Liberty :fV street. ' 'A) Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Parker and Miss-; :', Eliza Ward, of Main street, will leave-ig Saturday for North Carolina to vlsl.t^t friends and relatives. Mesdames W. C. and C. P. Abbott^ % of Oakda'.e, will leave to-day via Bay Line boat for Cleveland. O.. to spendM^: the Christmas holidays with relatives',':^ and friends. At the recital by the pulplls to-night ''-ifI at 8 o'clock at Ryland Institute the following program will be rendered: .". ?' "?}. PART I. 1. Piano Duett?"La Baladine" - . Lysburg Mary and Ellen Bidgood. 2. Reading . "Tim".Vi? Ceclle Hewitt. 3. Vocal Soio?"Roses" . Gow Jennie Owen. 4. Piano Solo?"Va se Sente"..Steveklne Nellie May Baker. 5. Reading?"The Death Bed of Benedict Arnold" . -1 Mattie Brothers. 6. Vocal Solo?"Dreams". Strelezki Addie Heath. ?'; y}\ PART II. 1. Reading . "Zenobla" : Vlrgie Jones. . . 2. Vocal Solo?"The Gift".BehrendTv ? Mignonette Hnynes. 3. Piano Solo?"Rondo Wlgnon".... ?. Baumfelder Eva Chory. 4- Vocal Solo?"Life's Merry Morn" . Bailey Miss Knlrht. 6. Piano Duett?"Spanish Dance".. .Moszkowskl. Mary Hudglns and Olive Scarborough. 6. Ladies' Chorus?"The Spinning Wheel" . Meyerbeer The occasion promises to be a rare \ treat. A cordial Invitation Is extended . to the tri suds and patrons. BERKLEY ADVTS. Selling out at cost. Gontlemcn, If you want a Una pair Shoes for J2.f0 that is worth $3 50. Ladles. If you want a p.i'r Shoes for J2.0O, worth $3.00. Boys If you wnnt Shoes for $1 60, worth J2.50. "for n Christmas Gift, don't go to Norfolk, when you can buy cheaper at ?homo. All Shoes reduced to cost.. H. L. WEST, df21-3t_76 CHESTNUT STRKET. FOR BENT?THREE NEW BRICK stores, ono fitted up for dry goods. In South Norfolk, next to J. A. McCloud, Jr. Apply to J. T. Lane, del7-lw john s. etheridge. LIVEHT AND BOARDING OTABLK4 HKHKI.KT. VA Nerfolk and portomoutn trade colIcHeO. New Phona No. 1.2C1 CABLER'S REPUTATION GOODS. Free delivery Norfolk, Portsmouth, Berkley and ... South Norfolk ... *"NUF SED" CABLER'S BAKERY, G. G. CABLER, Manager. 70 Berkley Ave., Berkley, Va. AGAINST Till! TONNAGETAX Continued from Page 1. for collecting taxes and levies by levy and distress In the several counties and elites o? :he Commonwealth. By Mr. Pi Iddy?For the relief of J. P. Nash. W. B. Ciaines, J. D. Cole and J: \V. Bradbury, wounded Confederate soldiers of Charlotte county. By Mr. J. M. Whltehoad?For the re? lief of Goolman Davidson and Samuel Frost, Confederate soldiers of Lee coun? ty. _ _ By Mr. Hume?To require nTI rau rruds or railways using ?icclrlclty as a motive power to stop nt nil stations In the county of Alexandria to take on or put off passenger* and imposing a fine of $250 for violation. BILLS PASSED. A long list of bills was passed, as follows: To amend and re-enact section 3H51 of the Code of Virginia, and to provide how party having adverse Interest or an adverse witness may be examined. Defining the duty and prescribing the liability of those operating railroads, ns to overhead bridges and structures. To amend and re-enact section 3214 of the Code of Virginia. In relation to the county or corporation In which actions at law or suits In equity may be brought. To authorize and empower the Gov? ernor of Virginia to Issue another ginnt to Wlnflold Liggett on Land Oillce Treasury Warrant No. 30.406, In lieu of the grant rescinded by this act. To allow Joseph W. Taylor to erect a wharf or pier on Watt's bay, in Ac comnc county. To amend and re-enact nn act entitled nn act to Incorporate the Virginia Elec? trical Railway and Development Com? pany, approved February 7. 1S0S. des? ignated as chapter 212 of the Acts of j 1S97-'9S. To authorize the voters of the seve? ral districts of Lee county to vote upon the fence law. To permit George F. Parramore to build a bridge across King's creek, in Die county of Northampton. To prevent the obstruction of streams and to promote the drainnge of dams In the county of Bedford. To authorize the City Council of Frederieksburg to issue Its coupon or registered bonds for the purpose of ob- I mining an electric plant for lighting the cltr. To authorize the Council of the city of Frederieksburg to apportion the ex? pense of street and other local Improve? ments between the.City Treasury and the real estate benefltted thereby. To change the name of Newport News creek, located In the city of Newport News, and to call the same Newport river. For the issue of $50,000 of bonds for the establishment and equipment of proper school buildings for the city of Newport News. To Incorporate Newport News Lodge, B P. O. E., No. 315. To amend sections 2 and 7, entitled an act to Incorporate the town of Bowling Green, in Caroline. * ? To amend section 37 of an act. to amend the charter of the city of Char lotteevllle. Regulating the appointment of as? sessors of lands and lots In the city of Newport News, and providing for com? pensation of same. HOUSE BILLS PASSED. In the Senate to-day the following House bills were passed: Authorizing the Council of the town of Hampton to issue bonds. To amend the act in relation to the records of Alexandria county. To empower the Board of Supervisors of Isle of Wight to sell and convey and make title to the Poorhouse Farm In said county. _To empower the supervisors of Ial8 of Wight to build Iron brldgesHn said ' county. Regulating the appointment of assess-, ors of lands and lots in Newport News. Regulating appointment of assessors of lands and lots In the county of War? wick. Boars tho _^ltlB Kinl1 You ,lava Always B0"^ Sl.natoro ^^y^^^T Republican Notional Committee. (By Telegraph to VIrglnlnn-PlIot.) Washington. D. C, Dec. 20.?Chair? man^ Hahna to-night Issued a call for the next Republican National conven? tion to be held in Philadelphia June 19, 1900. for the purpose of nominating can? didates for President and Vice-PreSl dent. The call provides for the usual representation of double the Senatorial and Congressional delegations from each State and of two delegates each from the territories, Alaska and the District of Columbia. Fresh Land Plaslef AUGUST 12. NOW LANDING. COAL TAR PINE TAR in oil, pork and pine barrels. Shell Lime No. l Hock Lime JOHN 0. GftMnGE WOODSIDE'S WHARF.