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THE NEWS OF NORFOLK ON PACES 2, 3 & 5.
WANTED._ WANTED.?GOOD BOARD AND room west of Church street by Klopfle genUoniair; aLaiM terms per monUi. iE. Virginian-Pilot. . _do30-3t* ANTED-.?Tw6 " EXPERIENCED I first class canvassers for Ports? mouth and Newpoit News for easy sell? ing, popular pubUc*tlorj': lucrative oppor? tunity for ladles or gentlemen. Address C ON FEDERATE, Glft?stono Hotel. de30-3f_ ANTED.?A GOOD ADD-ROUND printer, ablo to do any kind of work in a country printing office. He must not regard Intoxicating liquor or cigarettes as necessary to Ms ?ylstencc. Address JAME? CANNON, Jr., Blackstono, Va, dc30-lt_ WANTED. ?AN EXPERIENCED colored man servant. A good po? sition for right party; must be well rec? ommended; will be expected to sleep on premises. Address, with references nhd experience. "MAN SERVANT," care j Vlrginian-Pllot._de20-3t WANTED TO INVEST.-MOO OR ?500 In some business with services-. Address W., Virginia.Pilot, Portsmouth, de2S-3t ANTED.?TWO OR THREE ROOMS I for light housekeeping. Address ARK, Virglnlan-Pllot._.de2g-3t ANTED?POSITION IN OFFICE, assistant bookkeeper, ehorlhand, etc., by an experienced working young man: good penman. Best references. "Q. K.," this office._dc24-Ct? IRCULAR LETTERS, ETC., MIM e.ographed by ERNEST STAPLES, stenographer. 313 Cltlr.ens' Bank Build? ing. New 'phone 410; old, 161. ' nol-tf U1 OR SALE?PINE AND GUM WOOD I JD suitable for heater*. Prlco J2.M) cord delivered. Orders left at 115 Maltby avemuo will receive prompt attention. dc29-lw? ^ _ FOR SALE.?GROCERY: OLD STAND with good business; fine placo for young men with small capital: good rea Bon for selling. Addrf&s L. C. IC. this office._dt-29-3t? FOR SALE.?TWO VERY CHOICE LOTS In North Ghftnt, near Norfolk Street Railway. Terms to suit purchaser. Apply at office of the North Ghent Land Company, over City National Bank. de28-3t* FOR REIMT. FOR BIENT.?TO GENTLEMEN, nicely furnished and comfortably iieated rooms. Apply SI Bonsh street. deSO-lt? T71 OR RENT.?H-ROOM HOUSE ON X? Cumberland street; (elegantly paper? ed; new bath room; hot and cold water; gas; No. 217. FUQI7A St McCOY, No. 168 Plumo street. de29-3t? OR RENT.?DESIRABLE RESI dence, No. 4 Hamilton avenue, Ghent. Modern improvements; possession Janu? ary 1st. CHAS. C. COUPER, 163 Bank street. dc3-tf ^^^E^J^^NOTIt^E^_ KEMOVAL NOTICE.-I HAVE RE moved from room No. 312 to No. 301, third lloor, Citizens' Bank Building. HUGH G. MILLER. dc30-lm PLATINOID MEDALLIONS - THE everlasting kind?they never fade, and equal tho finest engravings. Exclu? sive processes. The fin eat work guaran? teed. J. H. WHITE, 37? Main St. 171 ARM OR CITY PROPERTY?WILL S! trade nlco now house In Norfolk, rent- | Ing for $26.00 per month; 7 rooms, bath, with hot and cold water; front and back porches, nnd well located, FOR FARM, SMALL CITY PROPERTY, OR BONDS. Could not build the hou?o now for any? thing llko trading price. Address BAR? GAIN, this ofllce. de21-lw w TO LOAN??1,000. ?2,000 AND ?4.000 FOR a year or more up^n first class se? curity. Address LOAN, caro Virginian Pilot._del?-16t 1ANOS TUNED BY OUR FACTORY Tuner. All work cuaranteed. Or? ders by mall given prompt attention. Both Phones 1109. ST1EFF WA?E ROOMS. Montlcello. Gianby St. defi-tf E HAVE JUST RExTfTvED OUR new funeral car a.nd casket wagon, both of tho latest dessen and perxans. needing our services will do well to call on us and get prices. 4. L MORRIS & CO.. 627 Church strcot. Now 'phone 1156 nol9-6m UDSON'S ENGLISH V ,'TCHEN.?A great many chanses have taken placo In tho restaurant business, but the old reliable Hudson's English Kitchen, established In 1S90, has, like a stonewall, become a fixture at 347 Main street. This Is strictly a temperance restaurant. DR. HARMON, tho .only exclusive Opti Iclan. Eyes examined I 'tree, A large atock of Artificial Eyes. _S58 MAIN Sl'RBET. BUREAU FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR furnishes suitable employ? ment for men and women. Call and reg? ister your name. Fee, ono dollar. One half refunded If we do not place, you. C. J. IREDELL. President; J. B. HAN? COCK. Secretary. Ream 16, over 0 and 10c. Store. Special Room for ladles. Old phono. 956: new phone. ?10. no5 PIANO TUNING, ACTION AND CASE work. C. S. MarMVs address is P. O. Box 161. de3-lm* NORFOLK DYEINO, CLEANING and Repairing Co.?Ltdles' Suits cleaned; Gen's" Suits Dyed. ?2.0?, cleaned and pressed, 75c, pants* pressed 10c. car? pets a specialty. 441 Main. New Phone 20L T ADIS3 N?ED1NO TREATMENT J_J for Irregularities, Leucorrhvea er any other Ovarian Troubles consult DR. JACKSON. 112 W. Mulberry stnrt, Hal tlmore. Mil. Private sanitarium; trained Burses. BUREAU FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR Is incorporated and Is com? posed of leadlnp wholesale merchants of Norfolk. Business men wanting help sup? plied FREE OF CHARGE, character and capacity thoroughly Investigated. None but worthy help recommended. J. B. HANCOCK. Secretary: C. J. IREDELL, president. Old phone, P'.G; new phsne, 810. Room 1?, over 6 and Wc. Store. Special Room for ladies. no5 WnWTftV TO LOAN tn ANY lUOlV?J 1 amounts: no delay; eas? iest terms. LEO JUDSON, Academy of I Mustc building. de28-lm? ^*iTKTfY(\f\ TO LEND ?n~ YhE ?g>?a<9*\J\J\.I BiillAing and Loan As? sociation plan. W. H. SARGEANT, Jr., Room 34, Lowenberg Bldg. no3-tf IWO'KrU'.'V TO LOAN ON REAL iuutfui estate. Easy monthly payments. Loans mad* promptly. FRANK II. GALS. 310 Main street. MONEY II ou*i-liol(1 fnriiluu. While III ? lion Mortgages and other securities; liberal advances on salaries, rents, annuities, es? tates and permanent incomes. Interviews strictly private and all transactions rig? idly confidential. NORFOLK MORT? GAGE LOAN COMPANY. W. H. ' H?f* . helmer, new No. 351 Main street, MorKz Ofllco Building, suits 6, ? and 7. LADUCBt Chlchejlsr'; Englirt Pennvriyal Pirts rpi.-Mii Br??J). nre ths Qoat. bllCJMMW S>k? u? ottf?. Bol vtmft, far .trtlc!,?, "Ralir( fcr l?4>J,"r? L*rnm?.- Return Mall. *' ?nnLu. l,li:che.a?r Chemical Co.. T>kl ?.<?.. Pa. A Ptee Trip ti Paris! Reliable peMootof ftroocu?ntc?t or Invective, mind iaeslringe-trlptothe Pari? Xiposltlon, with good LOCAL MATTERS, Aid Asked for Aged Lady Burned Out of Home. Ckovr ii i mi of Foantalii-liom* from !? rincos? Anno? Election of OlDoera by Fraternal Order??L'hntiiiliic Eatnpllalnnont Closed, Tlie fire on Church street, corne* Mc? Lean's lane, early yesterday morning-, which destroyed John J. Kelly, Jr.'s, two-story 'building, occupied by the Snyder clothing store, Whltfield fur? niture store and Mrs. Jordan and family, also burned the upper story of the residence occupied by Mrs. Joshua Hall and airs. Bell, her widowed daughter, and nine children. Mrs. Hall is an aged lady, and the rent ot the two rooms destroyed was her ?main dependence. There was no in? surance on her house, and she has not the money to repair it. (Aid is asked for her in the way of money contributions, which may be sent to Rev. J. H. Dickinson. No. 144 Maple avenue, Miss Mary E. Rowland, No. 4G1 Freemason street or Captain Lanagan, at the Queen street engine house. A New kind of Fountain. ?MesBrs. John C. Johnson and R. N. McDowall have on exhibition at the Y. M. C. A. parlors a portable areated crystal fountain of a beautiful design, nnd a miniature cave, lake and water? falls. The fountain is of glass, and water is forced through tubes by air, making a pretty spectacle, which has drawn many sightseers. PRINCESS ANNE. COUNTT COURT?PERSONAL?"OLD MAN'S" DINNER. (Reported for Virginian-Pilot.) County Court convenes next week. There is no case of importance save the Partridge assault case. No one expects a conviction and sympathy Is almost universally with the defendant The Fleming shooting case will go before the grand Jury. Tills has been an unusually quiet Christmas In Princess Anne, and but for Christmas trees at the various churches and the small boy and his firecrackers, not much out of the usual line. Messrs. N. A. Nicholson and James Smith, of the University College of Medicine, and Hope Kiernan, of Rnn dolph-Maeon, are spending their holi? days at home. There came'very near being a race riot on the train out from Norfolk on the evening of the 23d. A lot of negroes filled with mean whiskey and Impu? dence were aboard. One Williams claimed to haveilost his ticket, and on being ordered by the conductor to "get off," became profane nnd abusive to such an extent ns to be unbearable, and he was "punched" by the conductor. It seemed for a while that bloodshed would bo necessary, but quiet finally prevailed. Our people see the necessity for tho "dim Crow" law- It Is hardly safe for ladies to travel alone on the cars at times. Wednesday, nt the residence of Mr. John A. Shipp, chairman of tho Board of Supervisors of the county and one of our most highly honored and useful citizens, was witnessed a scene no less touching than unique. Mr. Shlpp has a great love In his heart for old men generally, and old soldiers "specially, consequently he invited about fifty of our oldest citizens to be present nnd partake of the "Old Man's Dinner." They came, from North Carolina, to Norfolk. Friendships of sixty years' standing were renewed, old war scenes were gone over, old battles rcfought, experiences related and one of the finest dinners spread for many a day was prepared under Mr. Shipp's eldest daughter's, Mrs. Ro. L. Dudley's, ele? gant care nnd charmingly served. 'Twas the writer's privilege to be pres? ent. He has never attended a more pleasing nffnir. Out of all this num? ber the warmest and most sincere friendship exists, not only for each other, but specially for the host. After dinner Mr. Shipp's pastor, at the host's request, conducted religious exercises, and all went home expecting to meet again, if not here, "where the surges cease to roll." Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kellam enter? tained a number of friends at dinner on the 27th nt their hospitable home, at the Courthouse. Under the leadership of Mrs. Rev. R. B. Scnel a two nights' entertainment of rare merit wns given at Nimmo Thursday and Friday nights for the benefit of the new parsonage. Election of Officers. Charity Lodge No. 10, K. of P.?C. C, J. T. Hudglns; V. C, J. Crockln; Pre? late, H. C. Smith; M. of W., J. W. Gale; K. of R. nnd S., R, D. Williamson (four? teenth term); M. of F., W. D. Ropor; M. of R, W. W. Gordon; M. at A.. L. J. Smithwick; I. G., H. L, Myers; O. G., A. A. Stoltz; Representative to Grand Lodge, H. L. Myers. Board of Trustees: It. D. Williamson, W. D. Roper and \V. W. Gordon. Oronoco Tribe No. 79, I. O. R. M.? Prophet, Charles Powers; Sachem, R. A. Williamson; Senior Sagamore, L. M. Wllkins; Junior Sagamore, E. A. Pitts; Chief of Records, J. M. MeFarlane; Keeper of Wampum, R. S. Smlthers; Collector of Wampum, E. E. Chapman; Keeper of Wigwam, T. F. Staylor. Calumet Tribe No. 87, I. O. R. M.? Sachem .1. P. Graves; Senior Sagamore, 1?\ T. Parker; Junior Sagamore, A. B. Do Lung; Prophet, C. H. Williamson; Chief of Records, W. B. Lnngley; Keep, er of Wampum, C. W. Halstoad; Keep? er of Wigwam, G. J. Scbllle. Trustees: A. Moses, C. W. Halstoad and George Compere. Progressive Harbor No. 01. American Association of Masters and Pilots?Cnp tnin, Joseph D. Wood; First Pilot, W. A. Mcars; Second Pilot. Captain Tur? lington; Chaplain, C. H. Johnson; Purser, William H. Thompson; Saloon Watchman, Charles Christian; For? ward Deck Watchman, Captain Shar ret; Captain's Clerk, Elmer Wheeler; Purser's Clerk, George. Downing; Quar termastera, - McHorney, Garrington, Toler; Delegates to the National As? sociation, Joseph D. Wood; Alternate, Wood P. Johnson. Norfolk Council No. 24, J. O. U. A. M. ?Junior Past Councillor,'C. C. Sedg wlck; Councillor, A. J. Mansfield; Vice Councillor, J. W. Belote; Assistant Re? cording Secretary, P. CV Hastings; Re? cording Secretary, C. E. Hunt; Finan? cial Secretary, H. S. Fentress; Treas? urer, E. O. Garrett; Warden, W. H. Lantrlp; Conductor, W. F. Walker; In? side Sentinel, W. L. Hines; Outside Sen? tinel, C. T. Satchel; Trustees, C. E. Pettls, IS months; A. Moses, 12 months; B. F. Walker, 6 months; Representative to the Funeral Benefit Association, J. W. Forbes. At a regular meeting of Friendship Conclave, No. 2, Heptasophs or S. W. M., held last night, the following offi? cers were elected for the ensuing term: Archon^ A. S. Jones; Chancellor, W. J. Woodward; Provost, W. E. Wlnn; Prelate, I?. A. Foreman; Recording Scribe, W. F. Gregory;Financial Scribe, A. C. Fine; Treasurer, S. D. Rhodes; Inspector-General, John W. Gale; Rep? resentatives to the Grand Conclave of Virginia, A. S. Jones and John W. Gale. A Charming Establishment Closod The Crystal Catering Company is no more. The doors of this charming es? tablishment were closed Thursday, which told the fact that the most lux? urious and extravagant lunch parlor in the city had been forced to the wall. The company was recently chartered by Judge Hanckel, and it was thought to bft doing a big business. The store is between Bank and Atlantic streets, on Main, and will probably reopen under new management at an early date. EXPERT POOL EXHIBIT. REMARKABLE SHOTS MADE BY MR. HALL?A CHALLENGE. CloveT?decidedly clever? was Mr. Fred B. Hall's exhibition of fancy pool shots at the Monticello last night. A very large -audience thronged around the three tobies In line, the centre one of which was used for the exhibition, while the other tables, chairs, stands and stools were covered with sitting and standing spectators, who applauded the wonderful shots made and combi? nations shown .13 possible in making them. Th? exhibition began tat 9:30 and lart od nn hour, and in that time fully twenty-five or thirty remarkable com? bination shuts were made so easily that the audience hardly realized the skill necessary to make them till some one tiled them afterward. Mr. Hall is likely to be challeneged to a trill of his skill in pool while here, as it Is understood that Mr. Bbnney Do? zier, the crack pool-player of Norfolk, with whom he played a match game some five years ago, wishes to meet him for -another game of 150 points for a purse of $100. Mr. Hall stand's ready to meet Mr. Dozier If the latter so de? sires, and in case the event happens lovers of the cushioned table game will ste some excellent sport, as, unless Mr. Dozier has fallen off In his game, he Is likely to prove a foeman worthy of Mr. Hall's cue. Pretty Church Wedding. m' A very pretty wedding was solemn? ized at the First Baptist Church Thurs? day night, the happy couple being Mr. Joseph Smith and Miss Maggie Grimes. Tho nuptial knot was tied by the pas? tor. Rev. E. B. Hatcher. The best man was Mr. D. W. Coates, nnd Miss Clnra Underwood very gracefully filled the role of maid of honor. Messrs. W. D. Quattlebaum, W. E. Ellis. W. A. Ed? munds and J. A. Hally were the ushers. The bride was the picture of beauty in her handsome brown tailor-made gown. At the conclusion of the cere? mony the bridal party repaired to the Ihomc of the bride's mother, Mrs. Rosa j Grimes, on Bute street, where nn ele? gant reception was held. A Successful Mission. Mr. Luther Sheldon, who was sent by tho Second Presbyterian Church, of this city, to the Chesapeake Presbytery to prrsecuto the call of the Second Church before that body for the services of Rev. J. Ernest Thacker as pastor,- has returned, and reports a successful mis? sion. The Presbytery granted the request,, and the new pastor will arrive here next Thursday, and will preach his first sermon at the Second Church the first Sunday in January. Mr. Thacker is spoken of ns a good speaker nnd fine pastor, and will be accorded a warm welcome by the members of his new congregation. A Christmas Decoration. Among the Christmas decorations w.hlch escaped public mention, and yet was decidedly worthy of such notice, was the elegant trimming given the steamer Ocean View by her master, Captain George W. Mansfield, of Berk? ley, who. with a liberal use of ever? green, holly and cedar, made his pretty boat a Christmas palace fit for Santa Clnus' cruising. He also served a very chnrmlng luncheon to a number of Invited guests, to whom he gave a plensant Christmas trip. Capta'n Mnnsflold was formerly master of the tug Dorothea, of the S. A. L., nnd Is popular with a largo circle of friends. A Holiday Party. A charming holiday party was given Thursday night by little Miss Ruth Stewart at her parents' home, 1S9 Bank street, to a party of her little friends. A pleasant enteriainment was furnish? ed, a delightful program of songs and recitations rendered and a bountiful re? past of good things furnished. The little folks enjoyed the evening to the full, ttnd departed singing tho praises of their hosfess. TO CURE A < <?I,I> l# OWE OA Y Tnko Laxative Rromo Quinine- Tablets. All druBBlsls refund the money If It falls to euro. E. W. Grovo's signature Is on each box. 25c. Seme choice styles among the late ar? rivals in Oxford mixture.-'. Rudolph! & Wallace, 333 Main street. "Newest Discovery" extracts teeth painlessly. N. Y. Denial Rooms only. No. 824. corner Main and Tnlbot sts. N. E of monument, established nearly 20 years. Enncs, Dentist. New 'phone, 1,681. An endless variety or Silk Suspend? ers. A useful Christmas present. Ru dolphl &, Wallace, 333 Main street. LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE. FATHER WILSON ENDORSES PRESIDENT SCHURMAN'S i VIEWS. Rev. Pather T. J. Wilson, *pastor of the church of the Sacred Heart of this city, called a reporter of this paper to his residence last night and gave him the following statement, which he said he felt impelled to make, after reading the report of President Schurman, of the Philippines Commission: "I cor? dially commend, and highly appreciate, the credit thut has been given to the Catholic priests for the performance of their .duties in the Philippines, es? pecially In the important island ot Lu? zon, and this under the adverse circum? stances of the Union of Church and State, which condition we heartily bury In our newly possessed possessions and In our possible possessions, individual interests to the contrary notwithstand? ing. "Secondly. I most cordially hall the' remarks made by President Schurman under the heading of "Missionaries Needed." I Interpret them as follows: Send the highest and the best types (but only one) of Protestantism to the Philippines, and then, Instead of con? fusing the minds of the people by ex? amining the merits or demerits of hun? dreds of jarring religious elements, they i have to decide only between two?viz.: "Protestant Christianity and Catholic Christianity." "Thirdly. I agree with Mr. Schurman as to Mindanao: that we go in there ox equo, and Instead of having hundreds of dissenting religions, have only two to he decided between by the individual according to the glorious constitution of our young, but vigorous, republic, "liberty of conscience." "The Americans can teach the Isl? anders of Mindanao no more than the constitution of their country teaches THEM; namely: liberty of conscience. We have no such thing as nn Ameri? can ?church. We have no such thing as a European church. We have no such thing as the pntriotlc church. Still, we have a church: but it is the church of God: my God nnd my country. "On this rock I will build MY CHURCH, etc. He that will not hear the church let h'lm be as the heathen and the publican. Therefore we must hear this church for all time; because, if her Divine Founder did not limit, we have no right to do so, and to pre? serve that church from the possibility of ever misleading, misguiding or mls teachlng. He solemnly promised, on three different occasions, that He would be with her in her teaching character until time should be swallowed up of eternity. "His words are: 'Go and teach and. lo! I am with you always, even to the consummation of the world.' "Second. The Spirit of Truth will teach you all truth, and He will abide with you forever. "Third. I will pray that your faith fail not. "Finally. There shall arise false teachers, etc.. etc., but preserve the de? posit of faith." HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE. CHRISTM/ S ENTERTAINMENT AT THE DISCIPLES' CHURCH. The Christmas entertainment nt the Freemason Street Church of Christ (Disciples) lust night took the novel form of a rrpros?ntit'on of The Hague Peace Conference, about thirty little children representing Ihe different countries as peace commissioners. The children were costumed nftir the fa?h lon of those countries they resp cllvely represented, and formed in a group on the altar, they made a pretty appear? ance. The Czar of nil the Rnr sins, who proposed the conference to the world, was the principal figure in the group. Songs, such as "The Prince of Peace," "The Star of Pone?." "II-ly Peace." nnd finally "America," were sung. Mir. H. W. Ambrose superintended tho entertainment, while those dlio tly in charge were Miss Maude Law, Mrs. J. F. McGInnls and Miss Iva East. The best pnrt of tho entertainment? that Is, for the children?came after these exercises were over. Santa Clans, in North Pole garb, in re3p<?ct to tho cold wave, was pres"nt. smiling ar.d as good matured as ever. He called off numerous presents, which he had brought with him. The church was fill? ed despite the cold weather. WANT MORE MONEY. NEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS cfcST MORE THAN EXPECTED. The three new school buildings erect? ed this year, with the land purchased for and contiguous to the sites, cost about $105,000. Pres'dfnt Whltehoad, of the Beard of Education, says they would cost probably twenty-five per cent, more now, because of advanced prices in building material, etc. The Councils will be asked for about $5.000 to most Ihe deficiency in the ap? propriations for the schools. This ad? ditional amount. Mr. White.head says, wns necessary to complete the build? ings and their furnishing. It is not' known yet whether the cut-down school fund will be sufflc'ent to meet the run? ning expenses of the schools or not. Major Qulnn Takes Charge. Major James B. Quinn, United Stutes Engineer, has taken cha^gi of the Nor? folk ofllco, vice Major Thomas L. Casry. who has gone to Vlcksburg. Major Qulnn and family came from New Or? leans to this station. They will reside in Norfolk. Tho Major is the most experienced nnd highest ranking of? ficer ever sent to this district. Whlto, Tunstall & Thorn. The new law firm In which Mr. Wil? liam H. White, Mr. Robert B. Tunstall nnd Mr. Alfred P. Thorn arc to be as? sociated together will come Into active existence at the beginning of the new year. The names of the new law part? ners were given in their wrong order in yesterday's paper. The stylo of the new firm is White, Tunstall & Thorn. For all aches, Cnpudlne is the certain remedy: certain, safe. 15 nnd 25c. at druggists. Eye* Exnmliied Free. Dr. A. Week manager of the optical department of the Gale Jewelry Com? pany, will examine your eyes free. De? fective vision and con. .ted cases specially Invited to call. 1e26-tf See our line of Umbrellas. Every? thing new In natural and sllver-trlm med handles. Rudolph! & Wallace, 333 Main street. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. MR. W. F> FANTONEJ. The obsequies of this well known gen? tleman, who passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. W. N. New stead, No. 303 Maltby avenue, Wednes? day, were held from St. Mary's Catho? lic Church at 10 o'clock a. m. yester? day. Requiem mass wag celebrated by Rev. Father J. J. Doherty. Tho floral tributes were very handsome. Tho re? mains were laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery. Following were the pall? bearers: A. Lagorla, John F. Lawler, A. M* Conk, M. McKevltt, Stephen Hogan, C. S. Barclay and E. E. Stone. WILLIE J. HICKET. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hlckey, of Cor prew and Park avenues, Brambleton, lost by death at 1:30 a. m. yesterday Willie J. Hlckey, their Interesting 7 year-old son. Tho funeral will be held from tho residence this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. VIRGINIA K. BULL. Virginia King Bull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs: S. B. Bull, died at 1 o'clock a. !m. yesterday, aged 2 months. The funeral will take place at the grave In [Elmwood Cemetery at 10:30 o'clock this imornlng. ECLIPSES FOR 1900. TWO OF THE SUN?ONE OF THE MOON. In the coming year there will be three eclipses?two of the sun and one of the moon. A total eclipse of the former is booked for Norfolk for May 2S, and will no doubt arrive on schedule time, as promised phenomena of this character are usually prompt. The following in? formation, furnished by tho astrono? mers, will'be interesting: AT NORFOLK, VA. Beginning of the eclipse. May 2S, 7h., 35m., 4Ss. Ecglnnlng of the total eclipse, 8h.i 47m., 21.68. End of the total eclipse, 8h., 48m., 4S.ls- End of the eclipse, 10h., 9m., 54.4s. Duration of the eclipse at Norfolk, 2h., 34m.. 6.4s. Dura? tion of total csclipse, 1m., 26.6s. At Raleigh tho eclipse will begin a few minutes earlier than at Norfolk, and will be total. At Richmond it will begin and end about the same time as at this city, and will be nearly, hut not quite, total. This will be the first total eclipse that has been visible at Norfqlk for thirty years, and no other will be visible here for twenty-five years. OBSERVERS COMING. The government will send a corps of observers here to witness the eclipse May 28, and another will ho sent to Raleigh. Just where the observations will be made has not been definitely settled, but It is supposed Virginia Beach will be selected as the station High Mass at Midnight. There will be a midnight mass at St. Mary's Cathol'c Church New Year's Eve (Sunday) night. This service Is pursuant to h. recent decree of tho granting pormislson to bishops and priests throughout the world to cele? brate mass' at midnight. New Year's Eve as a token of thanksgiving for the graces of the present year. The mass will begin promptly at 12 o'clock. Just at the first stroke of the bell announc? ing the arrhnl of midnight the priest will leave the sacristy, preceded by a carps of altar boys. It will be a. h gh mass, and a special musical program has been arranged for "the occasion. At the conclusion of the mass thr Ben 'dic? tion of the Blessed Sacrament w 11 be held. Father Doherty wi'.l probably be the celebrant, .assisted by Father Fri r 11. tile co-paator. Father Doh-rtv sMd to a reporter of the Virginian-Pilot last night that this service was net a eelc bration of the close ?r a half century, known as n ".TublUc," but s mly In ac? cordance with the derree of the Pope. The 31 st of December marks the close of the century, and r-n that night the jubilee celebration will be held. Oyster Shipments for Novombor. The comparative statement of oyster shipments from Norfolk, ending No votr-bfr 30, arc furnished by the courte? sy of Statistician E. E. Dawes, of the Norfolk Board of Trade and Business Men's Association: 1 SOS Bags and Bbls. In Shell. Gals., Open. Sept. 669 S6.090 Oet.1.3S7 1SS.233 Nov. 1,727 260,250 Total . .. 3.7S3 1134,579 1899? ? Bags and Bbls. In Shell. Gtls., Open Sept. 519 97,029 Oct. 1,032 136,739 Nov. 1,353 206,215 Total .. . 2,901 440,013 Portugal to Buy Our Coal. Portugal has become a purchaser of American soft coal, following in tho slops of other European countries. The English and Welsh coal mines are 2,000 miles nearer the Portuguese than the Uftltcd States mines, and the fact that that country will purchase coal from America Is another straw, nnd a very big one, showing how the wind blows. It is probable that In the future much coal will be shipped to Portugal from this point. Adjudged Insane Simon Barker, colored, was examined by a commission of lunacy at the jail yesterday and found to be insane. He was ordered held for the Central Stale Hospital authorities at Petersburg. Barker at one time was employed at the Mcttawee dairy, and lost his reason on the subject of religion. "Rob Peter to pay Paul." That is what they do who take stimulants for weak nerves. Hood's Sarsaparilla gives true nerve strength. All the latest shapes and styles In Neckwear. A treat In store for Christ? mas buyers. Rudolph! & Wallace, 333 Main street. Chritmns is near at hand and wo have been mindful of It. nnd as a re? sult are more prepared to show one of the best-selected stocks of diatnondsr watches, Jewelry and silverware to be found In the city. Our prices have been marked down to ensure ready sales. You are eorddlally invited to inspect our goods before purchasing elsewhere. THE GALE JEWELRY CO. OTHER LOCAL ON PAGE 3. Hotel Roanoke, Plymouth, ft C. This is a new twonty-r?om hotel, newly furnished, largo office and dining room; bedrooms large and comfortable; feather bed If preferred. Table well suppl'cd and servants attentive, Free hnck at all boats and trains. THEODORE WARD, proprie? tor;_dc-30-lt? Atlant? Coast Ldne, (Norfolk & Carolina R. R. Co.) Trnltlo Department. Norfolk, Vo,, Dec. 2S, 1899. Special Notice T ON MONDAY, JANUARY 1st, 1900, no freights will bo received by this com? pany. Warehouses 'will be open from 8 to 10:30 a* m. for delivery of D1VM STOCK and' PERISHABLJ3 FREIGHTS only. No PERISHABLE freights for Nor? folk & Carolina. Railroad local stations will be received on Saturday, December 30th. JAS. F. MAUPIN, do29-2t Generali Forwarding Agent. WINTER TERM BEGINS TUESDAY, JAN. 2D. Office opon every day this week from 9 a. m. to 9:30 p. m. for matriculation of students. Call or send for our publication "Busi? ness Education," and our Illustrated cat? alogue. J. M. RESSL.ER, Phone 45G. President. NEW LOT FURS JUST RECEIVED Special Sale 10 Days. WALTER J. SIMMONS & GO. Hatters and Furriers. FURS ! FURS! SPECIAL SALE AND PRICES Alaska Sable Muffs, 19.00.Now $7.00 Alaska Sablo Scarfs. $12.00.Now 19.00 Alaska Sablo Scarfs. $15.00.Now $12.00 Alaska. Sablo Searfs, $13.G0.Now $10.50 Alaska. Sablo Seals, $9.00.Now $7.00 Mown Wolf Collar, $9.00.Now $7.00 Electric Seal. Black Coney and Siberian Mink Mugs, Baby Carriage Robes, $3.50, $.1.50, $4.00 and $5.00. Men's and Boys' Winter Hats, Caps und Gloves. Sydney Sherwood & Co 325 Main Street, Norfolk, Va. YOUMAN'S HATS. a TAILOR-MADE I OVERGAITERS, 1 JERSEY LEGGINS a For Children, JERSEY LEGGINS For Misses' and Ladies' wear, 75c SI NORFOLK-PORTSMOUTH. % ?&<&??& -*-?><?> oo<* BY USING DeWolfs White Pine Cough Syrup With. Tar and Wild Cherry The infallible remedy for Coughs, Colds, Bronchial af? fections, etc. Price. 25c. bottle. 296 MAIN STREET. Goods delivered freo Portsmouth. Berk? ley nnd all parts of city. . EVERYTHING TO EAT .-AT? Virginia Cafe and Bakery 172 MAIN STREET.