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THtf tCITY OF PORT5MO?TH--NEW5 AND ADVERTISEMENTS.
YOU CAN FIND IT RIGHT HERE If You Are Looking for the Latest News in Briefe PERSONAL AND GENERAL A Column of Condensed News of no IlltercBtliifcT Natnre Concerning Iii? Movements ?' People Ton. Know nnd Ilftve llenrU of-ITIiion Information In I.I I Mo Hpn.ce Com plied for Mi<>ie lo Whom *? l imn la ilJoney>' nnd Who Enjoy rveivspn? per Mnnp Shorn. Mr. E. S. Anderton lost a collie dog Christmas and advertised for him In the Virginian-Pilot yesterday. He got him from Bowers Hill, where a negro had sold him. A street car ran over and killed a dog on High street yesterday. There are a number of these worthless dogs that ought to be killed. The children of the South Street Bap? tist Church will have their annual Christmas tree this afternoon. , Mr. Robert Moulton, a well-known former citizen, after an absence of thirty-five years, arrived In the city yesterday and was warmly greeted by his former friends who knew him in days of yore. A small white hoy, In jumping off a street car on High street yesterday, fell and Injured his knee quite badly. Unless the weather is bad the Ports? mouth Junior Eleven footbnll team and tho High School team from Norfolk will have a game of football on New Year's day. Mrs- G. B. Jackson, of Park View,., gave her little niece, Maggie Louise Cooke, a Christmas tree and entertain? ment Xmas night, which she nnd her little friends enjoyed very much. Mr. G. TJJ. Smith, 219 High street, has a merchants' license, good for four months from January 1st, he would like to dispose of. Miss Kntherlne Moore, of Philadel? phia, Is in the city on a visit to friends. A chimney on fire on Clifford street yesterday came near calling out tho de? partment. Several High street merchants will change their location In business on Monday next. Mr. Erntnett Deans was out for awhile yesterday, after being confined to Ills home for several weeks. Thero are no courts In session and will not be until after Thursday next. ' If any of our citizens who Intend keeping open house .on New Year's day will send In their nnmcs and tho list of those who will assist them they will be published free. Watch night services will be hold at n number of churches Sunday night. The coal dealers are all happy. The cold wave has brought them increased business. Yesterday morning a vicious dog on King street bit a small colored Hilld quite badly. Tho little one's wounds were dressed by a colored physician. The children connected with Port Norfolk Baptist Sunday school were given'a Christmas tree last night. Mr. C. W. Colemnn made an interesting talk. Mr. Dnvid Gilesplc, who has been vis? iting friends In Baltimore, returned home yesterday morning. The case of Joseph Saundcrs, charged with allowing Cotton, the condemned man, to escape, was partly heard yes? terday and continued until to-day. A pneumatic air pipe burster! In the navy-yard yesterday on one of the streets nnd threw rocks about forty five feet In tho air. No one was hurt by the explosion. A number of worklngmen In the yard knocked off yesterday on account of the cold weather. Rooms, furnished or unfurnished, are offered for rent. See ad. Wednesday night a sneak thief went into the store of C. E. Smith, No. 219 High street, and while Mr. Smith went to the rear of the store, stole a pair of tan shoes and made off with them. There were several flurries of snow yesterday, but none of thorn amounted to much. Mr. T. V. Ballnrd left via Norfolk and Western railroad for Port Royal, S. C, where he goes under orders from the Navy Department to establish a labor board at that station. Tho Item Jn reference to Cotton In this paper yesterday stated that Mr. Barron, sDedal olllcer of the Norfolk and Western rond, had given Sheriff Smith Information concerning the fugi? tive, he having seen him. It Is due to Mr. Barron to say that he did inform Sheriff Smith that he had been informed of Cotton's movements, as stated, but he did not see him. If he had he would, of course, have stopped him. Messrs. J. S. Mcdalry, route agent and J. A. Buhl, assistant superinten? dent of the United States Express Com? pany, were In tho city yesterday on business In the interest of tho com? pany. The members of Portsmouth Lodge, No. 16, K. P.,. nre ordered out by call elsewhere to attend the funeral of Mr. J. W. T. Land this afternoon. Moni auk Tribe, No. 55, I. O. R. M., will please notice a call in another col? umn calling the members out to at? tend the funeral of their late worthy brother, J. W. T. Land. One day this week a gentleman ad? vertised In this papnr for a bunch of keys, which ho had lost. IIi? keys have been returned to him, which Is another evidence of the value of this paper. Dawson Jones, colored, was given a preliminary examination by Justice Bunting yesterday. He was charged with having robbed a box car at Pin? ner's Point last Sunday night. Jones was seen and fired at by the watchman, and when captured admitted his guilt and Implicated Jnmes Brook*. Brooks . established his Innocence and Jones was sent on to court. Mr.- J. W. DcLlnd, the proprietor of Noah's Ark. has closed out hunlnesa, : and, with his family. left Inst night for Muskegon, Mich., where the snow Is V. Bald to be seven fee_t deep, to engage in business. ? ? One or two young gentlemen can find most desirable lodging by npplylng as '. directed in an advertisement In this Is? sue signed "S." The county magistrates say that the holidays have been very quiet. There .has been but few disturbances of any kind by the colored people. Mr. Olio Harris will move from Hotel Portsmouth on Monday, and the old bar room will be torn down. The Weather Bureau tells ue that It "will be much colder to-day than it was yesterday. Miss Bessie Moore, of Wilmington, N. C, arrived In the city lost night on a visit to her friend, MIbs Williams: In Park View. Mr. Joseph Anderson, of the firm of Anderson & Thompson, left last night for Salem, Va., where ho will remain until after the New Year. The funeral of Mrs. Kathcrlne Kraft will take place this afternoon at' 2:30 o'clock from her late residence. The New Year's eve falling on Sun? day this year, there will be no special entertainments given. A number of private parties will assemble at dif? ferent homos nnd watch the old year out and tho new one In, The Vlrglnlnn-Pilot was besieged last night with inquiries in regard to whether cotton had been caught or not ?so many rumors were floating around. A while man, while unloading some cars last night, had his hand badly mnshed. Master Robert Hughes la at home from school on a visit to his pnrents. Tho members of Orice Lodge, I. O. O. F., by an order elsewhere, are request? ed to moot at lodge-room this after? noon at 2:30 o'clock to attend the fune? ral of James W. T. Land. , The Hew J. W". Mitchell yesterday afternoon, at the parsonage of the South Street Baptist Church, married Miss Mary Kyles to Mr. John F. Beale. The bride and groom took the train for Petersburg, their future home. A white woman was picked up on the street last night. ' She claimed that she had no place to sleep, nnd was look? ing for work. She was accommodated with lodging at the station house. "Tom." the bloodhound used by "Hurricane" Branch in the chase after Walter Cotton, is the property of Depu? ty SherifC Norflect, of Nansemond coun? ty. Mr. Branch only borrowed him from the owner in this case, Mr. Nor fleet being a warm friend to Sheriff Smith. CHRISTMAS TREE SOCIALS. Last night was a time for Christmas trc-^s. The Monumental School had quite an entertainment. Each child was furnished with a prescht. At Wright Memorial an elaborate programme :hnd been arranged, which made the evening pass off very pleas? antly. The children were all kindly rc mcntb2red. At the Presbyterian Chapel the en? tertainment was a very pleasant one, ?and was made more so by the presence of Rev. Mr. Eggleston, the pastor.who wns out yesterday for the first time In over a month, Jiavlng been held in quarantine. Tho children connected with Trinity' P. E. School spent a delightful after noon at the Chrstmas entertainment in the parish house. Rev. Mr. Dunaway's Baptist Sunday Sfh ol vit Port Norfolk had a delightful time. There were recitations of various kinds, some excellent singing and a rfbort talk by Mr. C. W. Coleman, of Churchhand. To-night at the South Street Baptist Church will have their entertainment. Others will follow next week. MISS NELLIE HOWELL WINS. A Handsome Doll Won by the Young Lady's Excellent Guess. About four weeks ago Messrs. Bo hannan & Blick tilled a Jar with cof? fee and offered as a prize a handsome doll baby, valued at $40, to tho person who came tho nearest to guessing title number of grains of coffee there was lit the Jar. Four hundred and twenty persons contested for the bahy. The guesses vailed from one thousand to ten million. Yesterday tho coffee was emptied nnd the jar was found to contain S.SliT grains. M!ss Nellie How ells' guess was S,SG5. She tame within two grains of guessing the exact num? ber. There w<r* nine cth t guesses, ns follows: W. V. H. Williams, S.S52; Mar? ltin Crlsmond, S.SfiO; C. J. Rudd, 8,SSS; J. J. Martin. S.SSS; Mrs. Snead, S.SSS; J. W. Do Lind, S.SSS; Bessie Zings? heim. S,S7!>; J. B. Crockett, 8,833; Fred Draper, 8,820. DEATH OF Mit. LAND. Mr. Jnmcs W. T. Land, a well-known citizen, died nt his homo, No. C13 Green street, yesterday in the 63rd year of his age. Mr. Land was for a number of years a member of the police force.hut for the past six years lie has been em pi y.id as day watchman at the S.A. L. depot. Ho was a consistent member of Ci ntral M. Vi. Church, and a highly respected gentleman. His funeral will take place this af.ernoon from his late residence. The deceased leaves two sons and a daughter, -Messrs. E. M. and William Land, and Mrs. John Manning. He was a member of Gtice Lodge, I. O. O. V? Portsmouth Lodge, K. of P., and Mcnth.uk T. ibc, R. d Men. COULD NOT PROVE IT. Wednesday some while boys made a bonfire in tho street on County street extended. They stole a chicken coop belonging to Mr. Lern. Prlvott and burned It, and then took an icebox belonging to a Hebrew merchant and burned that. The man remonstrated with the boys, who pelted him with bricks, lie swore out a warrant for their arrest, but when the ense came before Justice Peed yesterday ho could not, or would not, identify any of thorn, and Ihcy were all dismissed. MERRY WEDDING BELLS. I In the dork's ollico of the Hustlng's C. urt ? es ord-iy a marriage lie -nsc was Mvsucd t > Mr. James P. Balkird, of New? port News, and Miss Ida Bruce, of West Virginia. Mr. Hillary G. Wil? liams, of this city, also p-ocurod a license to wed Miss Agnes .10. Phillips. The young lady is a daughter of Mr. Hoinry Phillips, of this city, and Mr. Williams is a well-known young gen? tleman In the employ of the Seaboard Air Line. A Monti It eoolii i loi>. New Year's day is a good time to make resolutions. You ront-p.-iyers re? solve that you will not pay rent an? other year, hut that you will pay on your own home. Reautlful lots In all locations for an Xincts present to your wives. We can furnish you lots and houses. Call or address us and we will gladly give you terms. The Seaboard Real Estate Company, 2H High street (up? stairs). Charles. R. Welton & Co.'wil! remove to 208 High sties': en January 1, 1000. Cut prices on underwear until then. STILL ELUDING CAPTURE. Walter Cotton's . Whereabouts Con? tinues to Mystify Those Anxious to Meet Him. The clues which Sheriff Smith and his possee had Wednesday night and yesterday morning did not lead Up to the capture of the escaped murderer, Walter Cotton, as was hoped, though the most careful mode of procedure was observed and the closest scrutiny made of every point where it was possible he could have'been, or might be. Tho searching party returned to Portsmouth yesterday morning about 6 o'clock, much fatigued, but none the less determined to push the search to a successful conclusion. There were many rumors circulated yesterday morning concerning the loca? tion of the much-wanted man. Most of them wore Jokes, but some of them were told in good faith as hearsay. One rumor put Cotton on the canal bank going toward South Mills, another said that he had been seen going by Peters? burg on a Norfolk and Western coal train, and still another was to the erfect that Sheriff Williams, of South? ampton county, had corraled Cotton and would deliver him at this jail when last night's Seaboard Air Line train arrived. But all of them proved to be false. But there was one ' to which much credence was given, and that was the report of Mr. Ed. Clark, engineer of one of the mail trains of the Sea? board Air Line, made at the police station, which was that an old colored man who works around the railroad sheds in Weldon had told him that Cot? ton was in Weldon AVednesday, and that he had seen Jim Bailey give him $12 and a pair of shoes- This colored' man did not know of Cotton having broken jail, but was well acquainted with the fugitive. Jim Bailey, men? tioned above, is one of five negroes who cut their way out of the city Jail and escaped several months ago. Cotton could easily have been In Wel? don on that day. The Norfolk and Western trains pass near the house of the Brown woman. In that part of Berk Icy known as Sweet Canaan, where it was said he slept Tuesday night, and by boarding a train there and leaving it at Kllby's Station, wnere the Nor? folk and Western and Seaboard Air Line cross, could have gone direct to Weldon by a freight train on the latter road. This report, therefore, is a very plausible one, and so impressed the sheriff that he last night sent Deputy Sheriff Abbott and Officer Hootnagle to Weldon to ascertain the truth of the report. In the meantime, everything is being done that the mind of man can con? ceive to apprehend the fugitive, and Sheriff Smith is getting all the assist? ance possible from the police force of this city and the officers of the adjacent cities, towns and counties. LOWER DISTRICT UNION. The Lower District Union of the Portsmouth Baptist Association met last night in the Park View Baptist Church. The Rev. S. "B. Overton, of Centreville, delivered a splendid sermon in the pre? sence of many prominent Baptists of this section- The association will meet this morning at 10:30 o'clock for or? ganization and regular work, and will continue to-day, to-morrow and Sun? day. The meetings are extremely interest? ing and arc attended by large numbers of ladies and gentlemen interested in the good cause. niDDICK?WOOD NUPTIALS. Last night Mr. Arthur Rlddlck, son of Mr. G. L. Rlddlck, formerly of Ports? mouth, but now of Newport News, and Miss Goldyc Wood, one of Hampton's belles, were quietly married at the res? idence of the bride's aunt. Mrs. Lop? ping, of Hampton, Va., by the Rev. Dr. Woodfin. They left on the 4:30 train for Richmond, their future home amid the congratulations of a host of frlsnds.who wish them a long and happy life. 'JAMES BROWNLEY CHERRY WINS The handsome doll offered by Emmett 'Deans to the person guessing nearest to the number of pieces in a bottle was won by James Brownley Cherry. Total number of pieces In the bottle were 9.062. His guess was 0,050. There were over 3,000 guesses. EVENTS TO-DAY. Portsmouth Lodge, No.-441, T. A. M. Montauk Tribe, No. 55, I. O. R. M. Old Dominion Lodge, No. 5, I. O. O. P. For cold in head, Capudlne 1? a speedy, safe remedy: also for all aches. 15 and 25c. at druggists. ATTENTION, PYTHTANS.?THE members of PORTSMOUTH LODG-K No. 16. K. of P., aro hereby notified to meet at Pythian Castle, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON at 2:30 o'clock for the pur poso of paying tho last tribute of respect to our deceased brother, J. W. T. LAND. Bister lodges cordially invited to join with ns. By order of tho c. O. JOHN J. SUMMERS. K. of It- and S. tti^ntion] red mTen.?chiers and brothers of MONTAUK TRIBE, No. 56, Improved Order Red Men.?You (n'ti herebv notified to assemble at the Wigwam on FRIDAY, the- 23 Sun. at 2:45 o'clock, to pay tho last sad tribute of res peot to our deceased brother, J. W. T. LAND. I(v order EVAN SEED, Sachem. a. T. AVR1GHT. c. of r. ATTENTION. GR ICE LODOE.?THE members of GR ICE IXDDGE, 1. O. O. F are requested to assemble nt their Lodge Room THIS (Friday) AFTER? NOON at 2:R0 o'clock, to attend tho fun? eral of our deceased brother, JAMES W. T. LAND. By order W. D. MORGAN N. G. OEO. A. SCOTT. Secretary._ No. 4C5 D'mviddie street, 7 rooms and 2-story kitchen; Ixith, sewerage, etc. It-^nt, $210 per annum. Immediate posses? sion. JNO. L. WATSON, 300 HIGH STREET. GELATINES, Etc. Nelson's (Improved), lf>e. per package. Cox's (sparkling), 15c. per package. Ply? mouth Rock (phosphatcd), l'J'/jc. per pack ago. Wetmorc's (double rcllncd), 10c. per package. Pi:ro foods, whole wheat flour, G-raiham flour, Buckwheat, Wheaton, Gropes, Nuts, etc. Celery Sauce, 10c. per quart. Respectfully, R. E. KING, Old Phone 233-1. 200 COURT STREET. Firgworxs, Gaudies and Huts. If you want Candles, Nuts, etc., for Christinas, call on H. O. PEARSON'S Ferry Cigar and Confectionery Storo. A full line of fireworks etc., and lowest at the lowest prices In the city. Dill). LAND.?At Ma lato residences No. 613 Green- street. Portsmouth, Va.;Decem? ber 28th. 1899, at 8:65 a. m.. JAMES W. T. LAND, In the C3d year of his age.* ' Funeral services from, th?'< residence THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON at. 3:3? o'olock. Fir.'ends und acquaintances are Invited to attend. KRAFT.?At tho residence of her son, James E. Croft, 035 Clifford street, Ports? mouth. Va., December 27th, 1S99, at 1:15 o'clock p. m., Mrs. KATHERINE B., rel ite of the late James R. Kraft and mother of Messrs. Charles F., James E. and SVfnv. T.; all well known citizens of Portsmouth'. Tho funeral services will tako place at tho residence THIS (Friday) AFTE-R NOON at 2:30 o'clock. Friends and ac? quaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Interment In Oak Grove Come tery. < It FOR SALE.?MERCHANT'S LICENSE for Portsmouth; good till. May. 1900. Also 1 heavy plate mirrors, 32x42 Inches. G. E. SMITH, 219 High street, Ports? mouth. de29-lt* OOMS FOR RENT?FURNISHED and unfurnished; privilege of gas und bath: suitable.for young men or gen tlemam and wife. Call or address 427 High street, Portsmouth. dc20-lt ANTED AT ONCE.?A GOOD, SET . tied white woman to help tn a family of two. Apply 419 Clifford street, Portsmouth, Va. dc2S-3t ~, OST?CH RISTMAS D A Y,B ET WEEN I-? 6H Third street and Trinity Church, a> plain gold ring. Liberal reward for Its return to tho abovo residence. MRS. MA.RY TATEM. de2S-tr 171 OR "RENT!?ONE OR TWO G EN 17 tli-men can obtain a n'cely furnished, well heated roon* near Court street, with use of bath. Address S, this ofllce. (S.) de'.'S-3t FOR SALE?TO BE SOLD RY JANU ary 1st 1900. An established Tea and Coffee business. Apply PAGE & CO., No. 315 High street. de2S-3t OARDERS WANTED.? TWO OR three Rentlemen can obtain board In private family, with home comforts, for moderate price. Address X., Virginian Pllot orilco. de27-3t? TCfoW YOU HAVE IT; NOW^YOU -LN haven't. The new and popular game, Portsmouth. Try It at the PORTS? MOUTH BOWLING GALLERY. J. E. LOWE & CO., West Queen Street. COAL AND WOOD. Our Motto: The Best Quality. Full Measure. Full Weight. Prompt Delivery. Phone 2360. SACRIFICE SALE ! Being compelled to move January 1st, I will sell anything in my store, consist? ing of Furniture. Stoves. Mattings, Cloth InR, Shoes, Dry Goods, etc., at a sacri? fice. If you need anything In this line it will pay you to call. No reasonablo of? fer refused. ?. GOODMAN COR. II I OH AND WASHINGTON STS. IF YOU WANT TO Sell, Rent or Insure Your House, call on R. S. BROOKS, Real Estate, Rental & Insurance Agts Money to Loan. 329 High Street. ?FOR Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 25c . 75c 39c $2.98 $4.93 Men's 39c. Gloies, , Men's $i Underwear, Men's 50c. Underwear, Boys' $5 Salts, . Men's $7 Overcoats, Men's $6 Smoking Jackets, $3.50 Men's 75c Suspenders, . 48c Men's ?Oc.Silk Handkerchiefs, 35c Boys' 25c. Caps, . . . lie Man's $1.25 Shirts, . . .69c Men's 75c. Storm Caps, . 50c Men's 12>< c.Handkercniefs, 6*/<c NEW YORK 214 High St., PORTSMOUTH, VA In.which you can take advantage of ?OF -AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING ! And if you have not already supplied yourself with an Overcoat or" Suit, it will pay you to come at once, as the goods are selling rapidly. Our line of Black and Blue Suits is almost unbroken. We can fit any size man, and at a great saving in price. In Overcoats we still have some very choice styles in Covert Cloth and Blue and Black Kersey, which have been marked way down in price in order to close them out quick. This is your chance if you need an Overcoat. MEN'S SUITS. $18 Suits, closing price, $15. $16 Suits, closing price, $1 2.50. $15 Suits, closing price, $11.75. $12.50 Suits, closing price, $9. $10 Suits, closing price, $7.50. $8 Suits, closing price, $5.75. All Underwear sold at MEN'S OVERCOATS. $20 Overcoats, closing price, $16.50. $18 Overcoats, closing price, $14. $15 Overcoats, closing price, $11.75. $12.50 Overcoats, closing price, $9.25? ?10 Overcoats, closing price, $7.75. $8 Overcoats, closing price, $6. Cut Prices. JOHN A. MORRIS, 303 High St., Portsmouth. WILL PLEASE CALL AT THE BRANDT CO., EVERYTHING FOR MEN FROM THE GROUND UP. 213 and 215 High Street. For $50 Men's Complete Outfit. DON'T COUGH YOUR LIFE AWAY. Carr's Cough Rulsnm eures canghs, colds bronchitis, asthmatic coughs, catarrh coughs grippe rough, hoarseness, &c. It cures when all other remedies fail. One. dose, taken at bed time stops that hacking cough and Induces sweet,natural sleep. Price, 25c, bottle. Mr. D. D. Destcr says: 1 had an old hangiiiK-on cough and used all kinds of patent nostrums and household remedies -without success. I tried Oarr's Cough Balsam ajid was speedily cured. -FOR SALE BY ? Wholesale and Retail Cut Rale Drmicjist, Cor. Court and County and Green near Earl Streets. S AT COST! THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER Yet I have some bargains to offer. The Doll will be awarded in a few days now._ EMMETT T> E TZ N S, TERMS?CASH. _320 HIGH STREET._ KLL HOL.1DKY GOODS AT COST. 224 HIGH STREET, *$t THOMPSON, PORTSMOUTH, va REMOVAL NOTICE, We have moved our COAD YARD from near ferry wharf to onr ice factory, on IIiKh street, where we aro prepared to servo our customers promptly with all tho best coals on the market. PORTSMOUTH GOAL tt ICE CO. J. S. MILLER, Manager. ROTII PHONES. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. PURE OLD RYE AVONDALE WHISKEY, Ter ?8artr Best in the world for the money.' E3. THORNTON St CO, ! Old Phone 2391. no30-lm No. 211 HIGH STREET. *