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CHRISTMAS TRADE. AND NOISE IN NORFOLK. ~ (I in \h Principal Streets Last Night?Great Sale of Holiday Goods?Some of the Scenes and Noted Facts of the Last Few Days?^The Closing Hours* A FEW FACES SEEN ON TH E STREET LAST NIGHT. I. Main, Chnrch and Qranby fete,: resembled a Mardl Oraa Festl ?:jiuit; after the pageant has passed. ifl|8SBphbon3 ajid horns, whistles, xf?d'f?xi? screamers, crackers, bombs iiaq-ulbs, and all these In squads, .toons and battalions, all good na ed.'.all with Christmas cheer in their 'es ?and all making every square foot Iptf^"n" pose 1 b 1 e. S&ThejBhpps! Oh, the shopsl that early ?^m(?i?,e; Week were crowded to their gar i.l?e.w!;With*Christmas goods and appear? ed tor^^ stock on ^^ffio^fvThelr counters told the story of ^'gspe^of ] the best Christmas trades cvr.r ?::rVeeii\'ln::Norfolk. Some of them, notably '?.t^iit'ijtoy' stores, resembled a Sunday ^feohobl Christmas tree after Santa Claus ||j^^th'e'chlldrenlirtve left for homo. The rush of buyers lasted till a late hour, and bundles big and little, In sturdy and In weak arms, in bnskets and carte, encumbered the madly, noisy throng- of men, women, boys, girls and children that moved in two resistless tides along the principal streets; and, judging by the effect of the visits to tho stores, few In this vicinity but will have reason to bless St. Nicholas before Tuesday morning. Of course men did some of the buy? ing, but from tho hurried, anxious look on their faces as they threaded their tortuous way in the crowded stores, and the compassionate looks cast on them by the young lady ealesclcrks, it was evident they wouldn't wish any special mention made of the fact nor of what they bought; indeed, it is almost safe to venture that some of them are In doubt yet as to what they paid, But Christmas comes but once a year, and their aberration is excusable. Among- the stores that received the greatest crush of. trade. It Is a fact worth noting, the patrons of the ad? vertising columns of this paper present? ed the busiest appearance, and their shelves 6how unusual depletion even for holiday times, and Christmas trees are booked to be plentiful to-morrow night. Much money has been spent for high priced presents, clothing, furnishings, furs, jewelry and foot-wear, while toy stores have been practically cleaned out. Not only have trains been much de? layed by extra express cars and enor? mous mall receipts, but the travel has been abnormal, and around many a Christmas board good cheer will be en? hanced by the presence of a complete circle of loved ones. Extra force on trains, in the depots, express companies and postoffice have marked the last week, and the culmination of It all was last night. It i? not Christmas weather exactly, yet it has been such as to excuse few for staying in doors; and on the mar? kets poultry has had little chance to fall in price through overstock on hand, while greenery, holly, mistletoe . and evergreen have been snapped up as fast as offered. Tho telegraph messenger, elevator boy. Janitor, paper carrier and boot? black have each received flowing con? tributions of nickels, dimes and larger bounties, and the surplus went to illu? minate the city last night and furnish baby-wakers to frighten the electric, cars. To-day will be one of rest to the tide of shoppers and clerks, and a, welcome one at that; and to-morrow -will see the final touches put to Santa Claus' deco? rations; and, like all the rest, this paper wishes all a merry Christmas. flffitK POINT. wo very pleasant surprises occurred tfre>Powhatan Monufacturlng Com Jiy Friday. Mr. Pinlcham, foreman of V.rurnishlng department, was pre ted'by the,ladies working under him .juVah-.eleB?ht hall hatrack. Although .parpHie'.to him he gracefully ac y?wle?ijed the gift. In the afternoon :rhlil':waa suddenly shut down and ;'Ai:"W. Chapln, the superintendent, '^Sent for. On receiving the message come to . the finishing roum he yghtvthat an accident had occurred, ^isjnls great surprise, he was con ffd^byi.Mr. Pinkham, who, on be .^or tluv employes, presented him ifca'r handsome ? silver' teaset as a iitSof?.''their esteem. Mr. Chapln was iu'C'lii'affectod by the incident that It esoniejV minutes before he could ixW;, when he thanked the donors for Mfe'g'arit'nnd useful gift telling them t'h:e'w.0U]ti always regard them with 'ji'igstcerh.. 'h?V Pbwh'atan and Silver Plating a^|t?V.e'l'cibse.d'down tor the holidays, |^vJjl>.'ribt;.onen up until Tuesday. ^?ffi3'tiundred and fifty dollars of Tlftfes>to, the stock of the volunteer Sgj^xae'nt?'?:hds. been subscribed, ^^^s^?eriial_f? of the amount of >k'Vn,i?eded>*Therfc-^lll be a meeting tfHpttockhol'ders Wednesday night, ^it'r>H': expected/that a sufficient jvntiOf' fftock will have been paid In * Sle;Vthe company to purchase a il'>engine to cost $1,100. A Dre? sner!, exhibition will be given tifjefadjourhment of the meeting. Miller, of Tanner's Creek1 ^ragUl^leave Tuesday for Rich-: ^fiP^hp, the ..Christmas holidays :'former pastor, Rev. George H. ?B RAM BL ETON. '/?ervie? will be held to .J*nlhgf;y nt the Memorial :T^mp.le; commemorative of ^Cttirlst The public is cor ? - o attend. The bell will :3l> ,a. m. and also at Is an annual Christmas h'la church and b ither to it j|i^ai;biess!ng to those at ?i'g^jr Because Made Every ?le'/i-wlll b'e. the subject of the Hhe'j'T'empla this evening, [meetings closed a week ago, aSMtr^BDlrlt. is so prevalent "??C^-toVjiiglit, will, be of an ^character. At Yhe weekly 'In^jir^; Wednesday night swere at the altar and five Voicing. Ml?^os^wUlib? Rev. Dr. J. J. * 1 eintr at Fork Avenue Bap ?lp-roriSAt11 a, m., "God's T^f?g?YenJag: "The- Prince WxWrM^' -' ? ' ? ffaclrscrrj, Jtas purchased ^rawatrperv the stock of ffeat Bromblefcon ave tlnue the business in ra?Wf?ft:6f Trinity M. ID. Lcet'.'at JSriO this evening.) ffi^w'?Ppropriat? to the i oanorB Made Happy. ?"0^*1^;;are happy and ??^Christmas?thanks toj ng.Company. L-a-st J?tent Inspector W. ^pound fruit cakes, of j ^ firm's, product, one to | jtreet force, ,were pre? is ^.Christmas comp] i - ;*n>f h'y.Mr, James A. jV?Iat? of Richmond, heir arrival at the ne'etlrigr, and, asking j/'ebair, proceeded to ' -omplitneDtary and thanking the Q. C. branr.e, and espe ?,;his' thoughtful worked, arid little Se/Ad that the res ?"S fc copy pre-1 FIREWORKS TOMORROW. WHAT THIS POLICEMEN ARE EX? PECTED TO DO. Captain Prince gave the policemen ! orders last night regarding the latl | tude to be allowed Christmas cele j brators. "drunks," etc. As to fireworks, I the dangerous kind, such as cannon ! crackers are to be Bupressed as for as possible. As to Main street, strict or? ders were given against cannon crackers, on account of the danger to plate glass windows and pedestrians. A white man named Sheppard, -who lives on Chapel street, had his eye put out by tho llrlng of a cannon cracker last night on Main street. A number of these crackers were fired In the middle of the street. Fireworks of all kinds will be prohibited In the coton district, and in other places where there Is dan? cer. "Christmas drunks" are. to be kept oft the street as much as possible. But few arrests of this class were mad* last night. A personal difficulty occurred In. a Bank street saloon between two well known young men, both of whom were nctlng under the Influence of too much eggnog. A large number of the friends of the young men were present, and It was with difficulty that quiet was restored. Stabbed In the Baok. Charles Wright, colored, of No. 0 Bur? mas street, was cut by "Major" Grif? fin, also colored, on Water Street, near Nebraska, last night. He was stabbed in the back and cut in the hand. Turn? key Hamilton sewed up the dangerous wound nt the police station. Andrew Robinson, colored, 61 Chesa? peake street, was stabbed in the back last night by some unknown negro Just as he walked off the Portsmouth ferry? boat. John D. Wilson, colored, amused himself last night by shooting his pistol out of his window, on Queen street. He was arrested by Officers Seymour and Mears. NEW INDUSTRIES. A GRATIFYING INCREASE IN THE SOUTH. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Baltimore, Dec. 23.?Among the Indus? trial announcements of the week re? ported by the Manufacturers' Record are the followlngs: $20,000 ice factory and $100.000 cotton mill company In Alabama. $40,000 cement company and 154,000 mining company in Arkansas. 25,000-barrcl brewery In Fiorina, $30,000 water-power development com? pany In Georgia. $15,000 Ice factory nnd $100,000 ferti? lizer company In Kentucky. $100,000 brick manufacturing company and $41,000 sewer system in Mississip? pi. $100,000 quarrying company, $135,000 cotton mill company, $120,000 finishing <y>mpany. $10,000 hardwood company ?and $75,000 water-power electrical com? pany in North Carolina. 10,000 spindle mill and $50,000 con? struction company In South Carolina. $15,000 flour mill, $5.000 mining com? pany, $10,000 water works, $10,000 mar? ble company, $10,000 lumber and box company and $10,000 chair company in Tennessee. 100-ton ice plant and $50,000 grain mill company In Texas. $25,000 pants factory, $25,000 tobacco company and $10,000 piano company in Virginia. $S5,000 coal-Hjid coke company, $1,000, 000 telephone and telegraph company and 50 coke ovens in West Virginia. Venoztiola General Killod. (By telegraph to Virginlan-Pllot.) Cnrncns, Dec. 23.?It is announced that' Gen. Luciano Mondoza, commnn der-ln-chlef of the Government troops operating against the revolutionary leader Hernandez, has been killed by Celestlne Poraza, as a result of a pri? vat? quarrel. SITUATION OF GREAT BRITIAN Continued from Page 1 quarter. He also had 30,000 acres in the ?country and an annual income of 750,000 pounds. His realty values In London were probably worth (pounds) 30,000,000. The holr to the Dukedom is the late Duke's grandson. Viscount Eelgrave, now In South Africa, an aildo de camp of Sir Alfred MXInar, tho Governor of Oape Colony. A DUKE'S ECCENTRICITIES'. Tho papers abound In anecdotes of the late Duke. Ho was rather careless and shabby In his dress, end his 'life at Eaton Hall was that of an ordinary country gen? tleman. At any time during his stay in Cheshire the Duko might bo seen riding or walking about his park, usually smok? ing a cigarette, not often composted of tobacco, for the used medicated cigarettes as a. remedy for asthma. To his house? hold the Duke was always an enigma. Ho rarely spoke to the servants and had an odd way of leaving bits of paper about on chialrs. with a word of blame as to their condition; but with such personages as his house steward, head coachman and stud Kroom he was on most affable and confidential terms. A NEW YEAR'S GIFT. The Czar will present Prince George of Greece with a splendid yacht as a New Year's gift. The vessel has been specially built at Scbastopol and 4s Intended as n souvenir of Prince George'3 saving tho lifo of the Czar in Japan while they were on a tour around tho world a number of years ago. WILL TRT AGAIN. Sir Thomas Llpton's plans for 1901 nro progressing. He is confident his next bcial will be much faster than tho Shamrock, lie said to a representative of the As? sociated Press: "I feel I will have a better chance next time, as I will have the Shamrock as a trial horse. As you know, I had to work completely In the dark with the Shamrock and I know she can bo greatly Improved, as far as speed in concerned. With her designer 111 the best was not to be got out of her." TREASURER GAGE. LOOKS INTO PANIC CONDITIONS IN GOTHAM. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.) New York, Dec. S3.?Lymai* J. Gage, Secretary of tho Treasury, was In con? ference at tho sub-Treasury to-day with J. Plerpont Morgan and James Stillman, president of tho National City Bank. The conference lasted, oni hour, Mr. Morgan taking leavo of tho Secretary in advance of Mr. Slt'.llman. William Sherer, mana? ger of tho Clearing-houso Association, was also ?'t the conference for a short time. la his Informal talk to the re? porters after tho conference the Secre? tary said: "I was at East Orange Inst night and I thought I would come over hero to-day to see Treasurer Jordon and talk with him about tho Situation. Whilo hero 1 have been looking up tho evidence of th-'s panic we bear so much about, ns Indicat? ed by tho operations of the past year. Last Christmas everybody was happy. Money was easier and freer. No condi? tions of distress appeared anywhere In sight. At the present time there Js a very different Christmas feeling, and I have been looking at the facts to sec what has occurred to Justify tho change, "1 lind that a year ago, this date, the deposits of the associated banks of Now York were fSVi.flon.GOO: loans were $703, 0.O.00O, and cash on hand. $218,000,000. To? day the deposits ore $7 to.coo.ooo, a shrink? age of 160,000,000. Loans show a decrease of $32,0;>i>,?X>; cash shows a decrease of $.M,(>OO.oro. and, perhaps, at the lowest es? timate It would he s;ifo to say that $10, 000,000 In the shrinkage In deposits Is due to tho f.ict that New York charges for cheek collections, "The shrinkage in loans and cash Just offsetM the shrinkage of $:>6.000,000 in do |M>slts. The Clearing-house statement to? day shows ajtz-fncreaso in reserve of $3,500.000 for the week, bringing the sur pros reserves of the banks In excess of legal requirements to substantially $11, 000,000. 1 eanol see. looking at It from tho outside where the panic conditions are Justified by the facts of the case." BOND OPTION CLOSED. Tho Secretary was nsked whether his talk with Messrs, Morgan and Stillman foreshadowed any further action on the part of the Treasury, Mr. Gaga answered: "No; not at all." ? "Do you propose to accept any more United States bonds and oxtond the tlmo for doing so?" "No: I do not. The option closes ^to day." ADMIRAL DE WEY. TIPS A aHiRISTM-AS GIFT TO HIS PARENTS. (By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pilot.) "Washington, Dec, 23?Admiral Geo. Dewey will he 62 years of age Christ? mas day, and under the ordinary pro? cess of law would be placed on the re? tired list on that account. The special law under which he was advanced to the head of the navy makes no pro? vision for his retirement, and therefore he will continue on the active list of the navy, in all probability, until his death. As a matter of fact, his re? tirement would malte no material changes In his existing status. His pay would be the same on the retired as on the active list, and he would be enti? tled to the same emoluments and privi? leges, Including a private secretary with the rank of lieutenant, and the usual number of aids. The recent death.of Lieutenant Brumby leaves a vacancy on his staff, for which there Is considerable friendly competition among the young officers of the navy. Admiral Dewey and. Mrs. Dewey spent some time at the Navy Depart? ment to-day visiting friends In the va? rious bureaus. Sprang into popularity as the true cure for Wien Grip prevails. Cough Syrups, Emulsions, Inhalers and even Pills and Masterers ore palmed off as cures. But the true cure is "77" prepared by Dr. Humphreys in 1894 when Grip was raging and tho people panic stricken by Its fatality. "77'1 sprang Into popularity dispersing tho plague, restoring contl denco and quieting tho fears of the peo? ple*. Its popularity is even extending until It Is used In every family for Grip, Colds, Coughs, Sore Throat, Influenza and Ca? tarrh and is preventive for Pneumonia. Mnnnnl of nil Diseases sent free. For sale by all druggists, or sent on re? ceipt of price, 25c. or five for $1.00. Hum? phreys' Homeopathlo Medicine Co^ cor? ner WlU'.am and John streets, N. v. GfllnflGE & WALLER 12-18 PLUME ST. Contractors' & Bnilders' Supplies NEW LOT BALTIMORE PAVING BRICKS. HIGH GRADE J FIRE BRICKS UNDER COVER, Fire Clay, Chimney Linings, Fancy and Plain Ch'.mney Tops, Sower and Well Pipe. Drain Tile, otc._ EVERYTHING TO EAT Virginia Cafe and Bakery 272 MAIN STREET. ?'hi.-ntiirr ? r.ncii.h Olanand Bra ?3. Original aad Oalr 4i. ire. ,:.,)? n.!&>:?. l DntfrU. to1 O.r?M.te* Xnqlilk PIA non/Brrni la KpJ ul C?U nt-ullli Wim, le.lt4 vita rtlikoi. TnV o n other* Re/uti tl?nf?-?*?.? mkllih*. ,r.? on} itniMrUnt. A? o r u ,fini. or Mit 4?. HUN I'M p.r'Jc.Uil ItltlaUltlll ??? RoUef far Ladle*," ?. Utur. ij nlm r lltll. tMOOTHUanlill Kt?%rm,rr , nuk,M?rrt.=!.?ic..,??*i.?;n<i???, kaii ?? ?11 Ltxal SnurtiU. I'OIL fX A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Behold! yon star so brightly beaming, Hear tho angels triumphantly sing: "Wise men from the cast are bringing Offerings to the new-born King. Hallelujah, hallelujah, sing praises unto Him. Harkl the hells are sweetly pealing, RinglQg In the Saviour's birth; In a manger they have laid Him, God with man now reigns on earth. Hallelujah, hallelujah, sing praises unto Him. Glory in this blessed morning, Hall! the long expected King; Sons of men, lift up your voices, Loud In anthems, let them ring. Hallelujah, hallelujah, sing praiso3 unto Him. B. M. DWICHT L. MOODY. FXTNT2RAL DEFERRED UNTIL TUES? DAY AFTERNOON. CBy Telegraph to Virginlan-FlloL) East Northtleld. Mass., Doc. 23.?Yield? ing to pressure brought to bear by friends, the family of D. L. Moody to? day decided to defer the funeral of Moody until Tuesday afternoon, Instead of hold? ing' it on Monday, as at first t'hey Intend? ed to do. Some of tho details wcro ar? ranged during this afternoon and it was mu.de known later that tho family had ooneonited that public services should bo held iiv the Congregational Church at 2:30 o'clock. Tho body will He In state U't the obureh during the morning. Rev. C. J. Sehofleld, pastor of tho ohurch, will oftl olate, assisted by Rev. R? A. Torrey, of Chicago, and addresses will bo made by men who have been associated with Mr. Moody in his work. The trustees of tho Northfield Seminary met to-day and set apart a spot at Round Top as tiro burial placo of M"r. Moody. Tho grave will ho on school propery, but I it Is very near tho Moody home. Gray Habits Gan is@ Deferred Trcmaturc gray hairs usually are the effects of carelessness. If the scalp is kept free of dnndraff and properly noarished and strengthened, gray hairs would he un? usual before the age of forty or forty-five. There is no remedy in existence that will restore color to gray hairs; but the Hair Grower and Scalp Cleaner, if applied according to directions contained in each package, will positively defer gray hairs until nature compels their appearance. There are toBay thousands of American men and women who have revived the dying energies of their hair through the faithful use of these simple and natural remedies. Sold by leading dealer*. Puum.JHiiniyifi With thanks for the liberal patronage extended us, we wish all... Merry, Merry Christmas! SAM'L BEHREND, Successor to... JAS W. GILMER. L. JACK OLIVER. I The HUB extends to all I a merry, merry Christmas! ?and take this occasion to thank you for your patronage by which it has grown?and reached the highest pinnacle of success. It is, indeed, a satisfaction to its proprietors to know that this great store has your confi? dence?your greatest faith. The success The Hub has won, we feel sure, it has merited. From the very start we have endeavored to make it the "satisfactory store" of Norfolk and vicinity, knowing well that to please you meant to receive your continued patronage. Again we wish you a Merry Christmas I OFEN TILL 1 P. M. TO-MORROW. f m m f f ? 4ft i After extending to one and all our best wishes for $ a very Merry Christinas, we want to call your attention $r to our Superb Stock of Slippers for New Year's Parties. ? Single Strap Kid Slippers, . $1.00 I Very Fine Strap Slippers . I New 3-Strap Slippers I French Kid Strap Slippers, I Louis XV. Strap Slippers, I Men's Patent Leather Cloth Top Congress for Full Dress . $5.00 Ken's Pat. Vici. for Dancing $5.00 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $2.00 NORFOLK?PORTSMOUTH. BflOTT'3 They overcome Weak? ness, irregularity and omissions, increase vig ? or and banish "paina of menstruation." They aro "JuIFK SAVI3RS" to girls at woinauhood, aiding development of organs and body. No known remedy for womeu equals thorn. Cannot do harm?life becomes a pleasure. fitl.OO i?J31?. BOX BY MAIL. Sold by druggists. DR. MOTT'S CHEMICAL CO., Cleveland, Ohio. Sold bv BURROW MARTTT1 & CO. ... YOU'LL HARDLY MISS THE SHALL MOUNT... -It Requires to Make Monthly Payments on the -OFFERED FOR SALE BY THE But you are sure to miss It If you fall to buy one or more of these lots at the prices at which they are now of? fered. Ten dollars per month will In a few months put you in possession <>f us nice a lot as can he found anywhere In the best locality that can be chosen. Do you think you cnn buy one of these lots five years hence as low as $300? You can buy one of them to-day as low as $150, and as they will surely be worth more than $300 In live years, that is 20 per cent, annual Interest on the Investment The lots ought to do better than that, and in all probability will In? crease 100 per cent, within three years, but we want to be conservative. This beautiful property will soon become in? side property. ? It is but a very short time since there wore no houses or improvements in tho Port Norfolk-Pinner's Point Sec? tion. Now it seems that everything Is turning that way, and to-day there are but few desirable lots on the market. As soon as the present tract Is sold, buyers will have to go farther out, und even pay higher prices than aro asked now by THE PORT NORFOLK INVESTMENT CO. Just now acreage property beyond this tract is held at as higM a price as we are offering this property by the lot. Now is the time to lay the foundation for future wealth by making a wise Investment. Economy and prudence will do the rest. Everyone who visits this property is surprised at the growth of this section, and charmed with the beauty of the lots. PRICES, $100 to $200, ON EASY TERMS Call on or address for further Information, M. W. MASON, Secretary, NORFOLK, V?.