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Matters Personal and General In
And Around Portsmouth.
t>?0?>i|> nnd Events In Which our I'ooplonro
Interested,Chronicled In Com Lie 1 'm in -
A Daily Dhu-y or Uuppenltig? Presented
1o our Readers Prosh Every Morning?
Susp Shots of our ltusy City?
Nino Norfolk merchants have been
arrested for sending their wagons to
Portsmouth without u license.
The Ceneral Labor Union have ap?
pointed committees to make arrange?
ments for Labor Day celebration.
Mr. Charles It. \\ llllams died Sun?
day nt his home in Soottsvllle. The
funeral took place yesterday afternoon
from his latu residence. The ?Services
were conducted by Itev. Mr. Saun
Rev. lt. F. Beadles will leave for
Madison county for a short vacation.
The Misses Alice and Alma Wheeler,
of Baltimore, ure visiting Air. Junics
Hroughmton's family, In Henry street.
Complaint has been made about the
gang of hoys who luaf on the corner
of Second and Randolph streets.
Rev. George E. Hooker has returned
from Atlanta, where Jie had been in
attendance upon the Epworth League.
Mr. George McDermot of Richmond,
Who has been visiting Mr. W. Lt.
Uaughtrey. has returned home.
A colored excursion left the city yes?
terday. They carried quite a crowd.
Major J. F. Crocker and his sister
left yesterday for Greonbrler While
Sulphur Springs to spend the month
of August.
There will be a game of hall at Lea?
gue Park this afternoon between Nor
lolk and Portsmouth.
The Port Norfolk Railroad Is largely
patronized in the afternoon and nights
by the ladles nnd children.
The special Bale at Phillips' will COn
tlue all this week.
July Btepa down and out to-day, then
the last summer month begins.
The Democratic Congressional Con?
vention will meet in three weeks.
A number of people will leave the
city this week for different resorts.
The sab- of the Portsmouth Street
Railroad has not been consummated
yet. There are some details that have
not been agreed upon.
Emmetl Deans is offering attractions
In children's caps and men's under?
wear. See ad.
Saturday night some one entered the
house of Mr. Cannon, in Clnsgow street
road, during their absence and would
have robbed it. but they were seen be?
fore they had an opportunity, and were
run out. They entered through a rear
door, and went out the front, leaving
both doors open.
Mr. George Bailey and his brother,
wAio are living in Philadelphia, were
summoned here Sunday night by the
Illness of their mother, who lives in
South Portsmouth.
Another negro boy was arrested Sat?
urday night for stealing doorbells. He
Is not quite 12 years ?d.i. and If he
can be sent to the reformatory he will
be sent there, otherwise he will have
to serve a sentence in Jail.
Miss Brady and Miss Campbell, of
Petersburg, who have been visiting
Miss McLaughlin, in Washington
street, were called home on Sunday on
account ot the Illness of Colonel James
D. Brady, who will be taken to Wash?
ington for treatment.
Attention is called to the ad. of Jos?
eph A. Pnrker, In which he announces
the arrival of n schooner with 1,100
tons of Ice tin board, which he Is pre?
pared to sell to his customers und all
others who may want it.
Mr. Joseph i'. CarroJi, Jr., of St.
Louis, Mo., is in lip- city.
Attention Is called to ad. of house
in County street for tent. For partic?
ulars see ad.
Letter Carrier Dunford, of Cottage
Place, Is seriously ill with typhoid
A lost setter dog is advertised for.
See ad. and return as directed.
Mr. John II. Hall left last night fur
Gainesvilli-, Texas, where he will en?
gage In business with the cotton firm
of Wehl & Neville.
Mr. R.*0. Cowling, of the transporta?
tion department of the Seabard Air
Line, left last night for Savannah, Ga.,
where lie has accepted the position of
chief clerk In the office of the superin?
tendent Of the fourth division.
Mr. E. E. Klrby, city ticket agent of
the Seaboard Air Line in Charlotte,
was here yesterday on business.
Five marines were converted at
Monumental M. E. church last night
ns the result of the preaching of the
pastor, the Rev. E. H. Rawlings.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner Wil?
liams left last night for their future
home in Jacksonville. Mr. "Williams
is assistant .superintendent of the fifth
division of the Seaboard Air Line.
Sam Gatewood, a colored laborer,
was overcome by heat in the black
smith shop In the navy yard yesterday.
He was carried home In the yard am?
The W. C. T. U. will meet this af?
ternoon at l o'clock with Mrs. Martha
Taylor, 717 County street.
Miss Ruth Cuthrlell and Miss Ella
Dunstan, of 701 County street, left last
night for Richmond, where they will
spend some time with friends.
Sanitary inspector Murden reported
to the Hoard Of Health last night that
the city was free of contagious disease,
with the exception of two eases of
measles. To board ordered a number
of nuisances to be abated.
James Drown, colored, had his arm
fipped open yesterday while storing ice
in an Ice-box at H. Bohlken's store, in
County street extended. The Ice-tongs
In some way caught Brown in the arm.
cutting a gash several inches long, in
which Dr. J. T. Jarrett was obliged to
take eight stitches.
John Stiff and John Coleman. both
colored, were sent to the county Jail
yesterday by Mayor Keeling, of Berk?
ley, to await the notion of the grand
Jury. They are charged with assault?
ing and robbing Randall Putt of $25.
Thomas Holland, a colored huckster,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by
Oflleers Abbott ami Schroeder on a
peace warrant sworn out by Mr. John
Titt. Holland gave ball in the sum of
$25 for his appearance in Police Court
this morning.
Mr. R. S. Brooks leaves to-day to
Join his family at Natural Bridge. Va.
Attention Is called to the advertise?
ment of lost purse. See ad. in another
The lawn party to have been held
last Thursday night by Monumental
J.uwn Workers nnd postponed on ac?
count of rain, will be held on Thursday
night, August 2d, at north end of Court
An advertisement appears in this is?
sue for ludy agents in Norfolk, Ports?
mouth, Newport News and Suffolk.
See ad. for particulars.
Mr. J. Thomas Hodges and daugh?
ter, Miss TJnna, returned Saturday
from Die mountains of Virginia.
There are three hands of Gypsies
camped near Chimney woods. Quite
a" number of people go out to see them.
Mr. R. /Brooks will leave this
morning for Natural Bridge to bring
his family home on Saturday.
A negro named Robert Bryant stole
a pair ot shoes from an Italian shoe
shop corner of Columbia and Court
streets yesterday, in about two hours
afterwards! he curried them back to the
man to have them repaired. The man
recognized them and had the negro ar?
The Colombia Park cars no longer
run to Columbia Purk, but stop at the
Old Casporl road. Why this is done no
one knows. They should notify people
to that, effect.
Attention Is called to tho advertise?
ment of hoard wanted at Ocean View.
Miss Nellie Seymour, of New York, is
in the city on a visit to friends.
The Portsmouth V's will hold their
regular weekly meeting to-night at S:30
o'clock at the home of Mr. Arthur
Zepp, Cottage Place.
The tegular K'cely meeting of the
Baptist ministers of the two cities was
held yesterdayt at the Court Street
Baptist Church.
Rev. Samuel Snunders presided, in
the absence of both the president and
Vice-president. A number of the
preachers were absent. Rev E. E.
Dudley is away, helping Dr. Deans at
Whilehead Grove in a meeting. Rev.
Matthews supplied for Mr. Dudley at
Central Avenue last Sunday.
The reports from the union meeting
held at Blackwater Church last Wet '.<
were very encouraging. Dr. Owen and
Revs. J.. It. Christie, C. K. Hbbbs and
Tyrce WhilohurSt attended from Nor?
folk. Dr. PI Idler, of Petersburg, was
presented ami represented tho Sunday
school and Bible Board, of which he Is
superintendent. Rev. Samuel Snun?
ders, of Scottsvllle, baptized one.
Dr. Taylor, of Norfolk, baptised two.
One wits received by letter at the
Potirth Street Church. The pastor lias
just returned from an interesting
meeting at Salem Church, near Pnmp
lln city, Va.
Dr. A. J. Speight was In the confer?
ence, and told of a ijrcal meeting at
Rosses Church, in North Carolina, in
which his brother did the preaching.
Fifty were baptized there last Sat?
urday as the result of the meeting.
The pastor Of Pleasant Grove Church.
Rev. N. M. Minden, Is reported criti?
cally 111.
A concert will be given at tho Port
Norfolk Baptist Church to-night at S
o'clock for the benefit of the searing
fund of the church. Among those who
will take part will be Miss Angle Flta
patrlck, of Bedford City, who will play
several violin sidos, accompanied by
Miss Maggie Gaxklns, of Portsmouth;
Miss Colle Lovell, of Manchester, will
sing, and Mrs. Ida B. Lloyd, also of
Manchester, will render an instrumen?
tal solo. Miss Dos. Skinner, of this
city, will recite; Mr. William Morris
will render a baritone solo: Mr. George
Lightly will sing a tenor solo, and Miss
Louise Prosser will render a piano se?
lection. Mr. Frank Skinner will be on
ha ml In comic Irish songs. A soprano
solo by Mrs. S. B. Carney and a recita?
tion by Miss Llnnle Mae Hnmar, of
Atlanta, Ga., will conclude the even?
ing's program.
Charles Dillon, colored, was arraign?
ed In Police Court yesterday morning,
charged with burglary. It is believed
that Dillon is the person who robbed
the Sturtevant residence, in South
Portsmouth, at an early hour Snturudy
morning, when a quantity of sliver
ware was taken. He offered to sell a
lot of knives and forks Sunday to a
gentleman named Cay. hut the latter
had just read an account of the Stur?
tevant robbery In the Virglnlan-PIIOt,
and refused to buy the silver, although
Dillon offered It at a bargain. Dillon
said his wife had left him and he had
concftided to sell off his household
effects to get rid of his sundry knives
and forks. Mr. Gay Informed Ofllcer
Schrocdcr, who arrested Dillon. Mayor
Balrd yesterday continued the hearing
Of the case for ten days.
A housebreaker paid a daylight visit
Saturday at the home of Mr. Frank |
Gay, a railroad engineer, in Prentls
avenue, Prent is Place. Mrs. Oay was
alone in the house nt 3 o'clock in the |
.afternoon when she heard a crash of .
falling glass down stairs. On going
down to ascertain tho cause she met
a negro man coming up the stairs.
Mrs. Gay's screams were heard by
neighbors, who hurried to her assist?
ance, and the housebreaker beat n
hurried retreat. The man had gained
admission by smashing a pane of glass
from a back door and crawling through
the operturo.
George Williams and Henry Turner,
colored, met In a crap game Saturday
night and bad a dispute over a quar
ter. They went to the police station
and laid tho case before Lieutenant
Only. When they had fully explained
both were locked up. In Police Court
this morning Williams and Turner
were lined $r, each.
The jury In the case of W. II. Pully,
charged with maiming one John D.
Hart a few weeks ago, an account of
which our readers are familiar, yes?
terday rendered a verdict of one day in
Jail and $12." fine. He was Immediately
sentenced. He wil come out to-day if
the line Is paid.
Hypnotic Exhibition
There will he n grand hypnotic ex?
hibition at Kirn Hall Wednesday nicht,
August 1st, by Prof. Frances Savnnolle.
Prof. Savnnolle Is a pnst master of this
wonderful science, not employing hired
subjects, but depending entirely on his
audience for sensitives, anil as this will
lie ji thorough demonstration of that
branch of psycho-phenomena called
hypnotism, we advise all who are In?
terested In the subject to attend the
exhibition. jy27-3t
Take a trip on the Port Norfoik
cars. Jy lS-lw
Park Vlow Lots for Sale Cheap
The prettiest nnd best building lots
In Park View for sale on the easiest
terms. $10.00 cash and $10.00 per month.
No interest, nor taxes. Company pavs
both. Size or lots 2Sxl02 feet .1 Inches.
Bewer connection with sale of every lot.
Only a few left. Call to-day and secure
a bargain. Remember we build houses
on this property, too. THE SEA?
2?l and 203 No. 214 High street.
Commonwealth's Attorney Fires a Fls
tol In Court?Didn't Know It Was
Commonwealth's Attorney It. C.
Marshall was the principal figure yes?
terday/in a pistol shooting Incident In
the County Court room. It was during
the trial of W. H. Jenkins, colored,
for the murder of George Williams,
and Jenkins was in the witness chair.
Pistol In hand Colonel Marshall was
demonstrating, in a way that evidently
made Jenkins uncomfortable, how Wil?
liams had been done to death. It was
the same weapon the slayer had used,
and he evidently had considerable ap?
prehension of Its power to do further
mischief. "Look out for that gun." he
cautioned Colonel Marshall, "1 believe
it's got u load in lt. nnd It might go
"Not a hit of danger," answered Col?
onel Marshall, und he began snapping
the pistol to prove his assertion. Sud?
denly there was a loud report. Judge
and JUrymen jumped and the prisoner;
witness seemed anxious to crawl on
the lloor. Colonel Marshall held a
smoking pistol in Iiis hand. The thing
had gone off.
It seems that a ball had been left
in the pistol after the killing fif Wil?
liams, but Colonel Marshall was ignor?
ant of It until the fact was sturtingly
Impressed upon him. The bullet em?
bedded Itself in tho court room wall.
It was an instance in point of how
easily and how often such mistakes
Saturday night three gentlemen from
South Portsmouth darted to go to
North Carolina in a wagon. They took
with them their guns. When near
Wyatt'S store, on the shell road, three
negro men walked out in the road, one
of them grabbed the horse by the bit
and stopped him. The other two men,
with clubs in their hands, started to
gel In the wagon, demanding money,
but, one of the gentlemen had a loaded
gun, and he let the contents of that go
nt them. Both bolted, ana the man
who had hold of the horse let go and
ran In the woods cursing as he went.
Then men then proceed on their Jour?
It was learned that later a colored
man who bad been to market passed,
and was robbed by three men.
W. N. White and wife to Jesse T.
Morris, lots Nos. 10 and 11. block 10.
Air Line Company's property; $100?
Charles 1?. Fletcher to Ella Fletcher,
lot No. 29, Edward's property; natural
love nnd affection?county.
Jane Cassell to Annie C. Smith, lot
In Cottage Place: $1,000?county.
May Lomnx Taylor to D. R. Propcs,
lot No. 114, Lambert's Point; $163?
Caledonian Land and Improvement
Company) to D. R. Propes. lot No. 115,
Lambert's Point; $>o?county.
The Aetna Company to Posa Mach
lln, lots IS and 'JO. block S, near Ocean
View; $20?county.
A. W. Comtek to Walter A. Ed?
monds, lots 17 and IS, block 20. sub?
division No. 1 of the Hayes tract; $200
Lieutenant Commander T. P.
Howard, Lieutenants E. Moale, Jr.. and
Joseph Osman ami Ensign Brumby
have been del ached from the Sclndla
ami directed to proceed home to await
further orders.
Ensign A. J. Wadhams, from tho
Eagle, boii!.'. and wait orders.
Ensign W. C. Watts ami John Hal
llgan, Jr.. from the torpedo station to
tie- Sclndla as watch and division otll
W. H. Jenkins, colored, was convict?
ed in the county court yesterday of tho
murder of George Williams, nlso col?
ored, on the 22d day of April last. The
verdlcl was murder in the first degree.
Colonel Win. H. Stewart. CUnsel for
Jenkins, asked for a new trial, and the
motion was continued until the Sep?
tember term of the court for argument.
Jenkins killed Williams al an uptown
barroom after they had had a row over
a game id' craps, in which Jenkins lost
?SO cents. Jenkins borrowed a pistol at
one place and tho loads at another and
went In search of Williams. Heftred
live shots at Williams, three of which
took effect, killing him instanty.
for the minder of Williams the evi?
dence .??bowed that the""deceased with a
number of others were playing craps
on the Sunday that Williams was shot.
Judge Portlock said that he would
hereafter consider that the special po?
lice knew that these things existed,
and if they did not stop It he would
consider it sulllclent ground to remove
them all. Tilings were being run too
Dorothy, the 6-year-old daughter of
Mrs. O Neil, who is visiting the family
of Dr. J. i>. Ennls at Fort Lane and
Emmett street. Park View, according
to her physicians. Is suffering from an
Incipient case of lockjaw. The child
was playing In a neighbor's yard a
week ago. when n weight from a swing
gate dropped upon her foot nnd mashed
it. A doctor wns summoned on Sat?
urday nnd on Sunday It was found that
tetanus, or lockjaw, had developed.
The child's condition Is grave.
The home of Thomas Cannon, In Cot?
tage Place, was entered by a burglar
at 11 o'clock Sunday night, a skeleton
k. y being used In unlocking the hack
door. Li'.tle Mary Cannon, aged 7. was
the only member Of the family at home
at the time. Mary was asleep, but the
burglar woke her up and she began to
cry. Her unwelcome visitor fled with?
out taking anything belonging to the
In Police Court yesterday a number
of cases were called against Norfolk
merchants and transfer men. charged
with running wagons without license.
The defendants were Anderson & Co..
H. Sugerman, Cannon Pros., j. w.
Johnson. S. D. Whidbee, Lowe & Miller.
W. L. Cruser, John Parson and W. T.
Irwin. AH the cases were continued
until Wednesday.
The collier Saturn Is taking on stores
nt the navy yard preparatory to go?
ing into commission. The vessel will
probably be towed to Lambert's Point
on Wednesday ami take on her cargo
of coal. She will "then he turned over
to Capt. Potter ready to start on her
journey to China.
The collier Alexander will go Into
commission about August 15th.
Cool breezes on the Port Norfolk
cars. Jy lS-2w
Continued From Page 2.
quested to communicate with the Uni?
ted Suites Advisory Board on the sub- !
At a meeting on July 22. 1SSI. the :
minutes state that tho president's let
tcr to Commodore Truxton, chairman
of the United States Advisory Board,
In reference to the reported encroach?
ments now in progress at Lambert's
Point and his reply thereto were read, ?
and. on motion the whole matter was
referred to the Committee on Port
Warden's Line for examination and re?
At a meeting of the board on Septem?
ber '-'. ISSI. Mr. reters. chairman of the
Committee on Port Warden's Line,
submitted the following report, in ref
ernce to the Lambert's Point improve?
ments, which was adopted: "The
Committee on Port Warden's Line, to
whom was referred the inquiry wheth?
er the extensive line of wharves now
In course of construction at Lambert's
Point by the Norfolk Terminal Com.
pnny do, or do not. project too far out
into the channelway. beg leave to re?
port that, upon n personal examina?
tion of the premises proposed to be
thus occupied we are of opinion that'It
would have been better, in every view.
If the line in ihe Immediate vicinity of
Lambert's Point lighthouse had bei u
established a considerable distance in?
side the present line as originally rec?
ommended by the United States Ad?
visory Board, but Inasmuch as the
late Board of Harbor Commissioners
legally established the line which is
now occupied by costly Improvements,
the movement of which would Involve
a heavy charge to <he cities of Nor?
folk and Portsmouth, and county of
Norfolk, we recommend no further ac?
tion nt present. Respect rullv sub?
"WM. H. PETERS, Chairman."
There were present at this meeting
Chas. Reid. president .and Messt::. W.
H. Doyle. Wm. H. Peters. W. M Mope.
T. J. Nottingham and Henry Kirn.
The action now proposed contem?
plates n rudlcnl move, the tinal result
nf which Is hard to foretell. It Is un?
derstood that If the permission is
granted as prayed for by the Norfolk
and Western Railway Company, and
Its pier Is built and extended as far
as the Board of Harbor Commissioners
can grant permission, the railway com?
pany win petition the War Depart?
ment to pive it the privilege of still
further extension out and beyond the
Port Warden's line, either the line as
it now exists or out ami beyond the ex?
tended Port Warden's line If the pres?
ent line is put farther out. In view of
the complaints of n crowded channel
that we now hear, a further contrac?
tion of the open area will no doubt
meet with serious opposition.
Prior to the extension <<i" the Norfolk
& Western piers out to Lamb, i t's Point
light, the space between the pierhead
ninl the light house allowed the unob?
structed pasage of the vast tleet of
small craft, oyster, fish and truck boats
that flock to this port. This using of
the shallower water by the light draft
craft allowed tho use of the main
channel for the deep draft vessels.
The result of the extension of the pier
to the llghtouse was to compel this
great Meet of small craft to use the
main channel, In common with the
deep draft shipping, thus to an extent.
Impeding both classes of vessels.
On page fS, of the report of the
Board of Harbor Commmlssloners, for
1SS>", anil 1SS7. Is noted the following In
a letter from Captain 1 Human, Captain
of Engineers, 1*. S. Army, to the Board
"Thus the line was advanced about
800 feet at Lambert's Point. Was this
"proceeding very cautiously and slow?
ly, to quote from tho last communi?
cation to you? Why should the Hue
he "straight" necessarily? Why not
conform to the shape of the natural
deep water channel, following an easy
The extension of such a pier ns Is
proposed, and its effects in the forma?
tion of bars Is another reason that
will no doubt be advanced for the most
careful investiglion before any action
is taken in a matter of such vital im?
portance to this port and vicinity.
Where permission is granted to build
out to the Port Warden's line, the par?
ties to whom permission is granted ac?
quire rights that cannot be rescinded
without adequate pecuniary compensa?
tion, after condemnation proceedings.
It Is sugeested that Instead of a long
pier the difficulty in loading vessels by
the Inability to load two vesels nt the
same side of the pier may he overcome
in a very simple manner by the con?
struction of as many shorter pier ns
nro required to handle the Increasing
coal business of the railway company.
The company would of course find
this somewhat more expensive than
building one long pier, hut it is ttrged
that while this course Is available no
action detrimental to the port should
be tnken by tho local or national au?
thorities. Short piers could thus he
added from time to time us desired, the
company could simultaneously load as
many vesrels ns it provides accommo?
dation for and there need be no ln
frineement on the Port Warden's line,
or the channel.
In regard to the matter to bo consid?
ered the views of prominent represent?
atives of the transportation and other
business Interests will be read with In?
terest. The Vlrglnln-P?ot endeavored
yesterday to ascertain the genernl
opinion ?f this subject, nnd succeed!
In reaching a number of business nu r
Those Interviewed gave their opinions
as follows:
of the Clyde Line, speaking to a re?
porter of The Vlrglnlan-Pllot, says:
"Answering your Inquiry ns to tl ?
advisability of permitting the exten?
sion of the longest pier at present nt
Lambert's Point, or tne construction of
a new pier beyond the Port Warden's
Line as nt present established at that
point. 1 can only say that with Mr.
Charles G. Elliott, now treasurer of the
Norfolk nnd Carolina Railroad, I ac?
companied the Harbor Masters when
the present Port Warden's Line on
that side of the river was established,
and earnestly protested against Its be?
ing extended to Its present limit, an?
nouncing then to the Hnrbor Masters,
and the representatives of the Norfolk
& Western Railroad, who neeompnnled
us on the tug, nnd to Mr. Boutellc,
then in charge of the Geodetic Survey,
nnd acting in an advisory capacity,
that Its extension to what was then
known as the Lamberts' Point Light
would congest the harbor to an extent
that would he dangerous to commerce,
and Injurious to the harbor as a whole.
"Instead' of seeing any reason to
change my views since thnt time, their
accuracy has been accentuated. Both
Mr. Klliott nnd myself strongly advo?
cated the drawing In, Instead of ex?
tension, of the for! Warden's Line,
our idea being that It should be limit?
ed to the six-foot water line on both
Bides of tin- river, which would have
carried with it the cutting off of the
Naval Hospital Point, and widening
of the channel on both shies of the
river between that point and Craney
Mr. Key Compton, agent of the Pay
Line, .--.<id that the river off Lambert's
Point was already contracted too
much, and thnt life and property was
endangered there now. He opposes
any further encroachment on the river
at this point, especially if navigation
will be made more difficult thereby.
He mentioned the fact that the curv?
ing of the Channel off Lambert's Point
made navigation more tedious nt this
"1 do not wish to be put in the light
of criticising the Norfolk and West?
ern." Mr. Compton said, "hut shipping
should not be more congested" than It
Captain Henry Seymour, tho local
representative of the Merritt-Chapn\nn
Wrecking Company, declined to ex?
press an opinion on the question.
Mi:. R. ii. cuoki:.
Mr. R. B. Cooke, aeent of the New
York. Philadelphia ami Norfolk rail?
road ami Its Cape Charles steamship
route, said he was In favor of dealing
liberally with such corporations as the
Norfolk and Western railroad, whose
Interests here meant a great deal to
the city. He thought the permission to
b?tld to the present Port Warden's line
should be granted. Shipping corpora?
tions hoe have built to the Port War?
den's line and he did not see why the
Not folk and Western should not he
given this right. As to extending the
pier beyond the present Port Warden's
line, he expressed no opinion. He said
the Norfolk and Western people were
as much interested In keeping the
channel clear of obstruction as any
Others. He thought shipping was con?
gested enough nt this point, owing to
the reverse curve of the channel, and
thought that tho government should
straighten this. S,UCh action. he
thought would do more to solve the
problem of congestion than anything
else that could be done.
Mr. M. B. C-Owcll, general agent of
the Old Dominion Steamship Line. said.
In substance: "Any contraction of the
channel here would be a serious detri?
ment to the commerce of Norfolk."
Speaking further he called attention
to the number of accidents which had
occurred In the vl.-lnlty of the coal
Piers. Then he said that Norfolk wants
a broad channel. The sides of the har?
bor should he extended so that there
would be an nnchoring place for ships.
It often happens Hint there are vessels
anchored directly in the channel,
i'APT. oscar P. SMITH.
Captain Oscar K. Smith, president of
the Norfolk Dredging Company, said he
did not understand that the Norfolk
and Western railroad intended to build
piers so us to obstruct the channel. Put
the general Id. a Is that the water
should, he extended, not narrowed, in?
stead or the blocks of brick bull.lings
here on Water street there should he
water. There Is n plenty of land, but
[water ways are needed. Even with a
ninety foot draw, the stream a bridge
spans Is lestiietel to ninety feet. It
can't le any more than ninety feet
wide, hence they should be compelled to
add passways nnd road ways for the
people. That doesn't apply to this case,
but it may apply to other cases, There
should be no contraction of the navi?
gation facilities- here
a prominent railroad man sail ihe
pier ot the Norfolk and Western rail?
road is 1,000 feet longer than ii should
lie. "If I were an otlleer of the road 1
Should advocate cutting off the piers
to 2,!0i> feet and making more piers.
The land could be dug out so as to give
more water. As it is now. a vessel
which anchors at the pier and is shift?
ed by the tides, win lay directly across ,
the channel. That makes navigation !
dangerous. a very large per centage
of the accidents and disasters which
ocrui- in this harbor occur in the vi?
cinity of the coal piers. I believe that
lot' per cent, of them occur there. It
is detrimental to the facilities of the
harbor to lave these piers extending
so far into the walo\"
MR. R. 11. WRIGHT.
Mr. n. II. Wright, hgcnl of ihe Mer?
chants' and?Miners' Trnr I >Elflllaa
C ompany, said that any contraction of
the harbor facilities will be a great de?
triment to navigation and disadvan?
tageous to Norfolk.
Another prominent goqtlemah said
the whole thing In a nutshell is, that
wo must not destroy good water to
make bad land.
Hon. Barton Myers. British Consul,
was- Mayor of the city at the time the
Norfolk and Western pier was the sub?
ject of discussion. He Is familiar with
ihe local history of the time nnd Mik?
ed freely about the detriment that the
pi.-r has been I" the harbor and the
angry discussions that occurred when
it wc 3 built.
Ho said, in substance. It would DO
a great detriment to obstruct the har?
bor, am? if any ntlempl wen- made to
Infringe on the channel the citizens
would rise hi opposition. Mr. Myers
wai quite emphatic In his declaration
Hint there should be nothing done to
obstruct navigation. The city cannot
be moved beyond Lambert's Point, and
yet, even now. the channel appears to
bo closed to those who approach the
city The coal piers appear to block
the channel. The person approaching
that way is under the Impression thnt
thft channel slops nt the coal piers be?
cause thoy extend so far ln'o the river.
It is the purpose of the Vlrginlan-PI
lor to nive further Interviews on this
subject, to the end. thnt n matter of
s.i ii Importance may not be noted on
hostll) as. notion favorable to the pe?
titioners hiving been once taken, it can
bo annulled oniv at an enormous eX
p<n?o to tho cities of Norfolk. 7-orts
mouth, Berkley to Norfolk county.
"Safe bind, safe find.' Port'fy yourself
by taklnir Hood's Sarsaparllla now and
he sure of good health for months t.>
come. _ _
Notice to Housekeepers.
Everybody wnr.tr. the best for th.-lr
money. I have the best dry sheltered
Wood in the city. Now Pine Wood u i
dry, well seasoned fr< h water Slab Wood
?never in sail water,
Old Phone; HIS. New Phone, 151s.
No. <0j !>!nwli!(llo ttrcet. 7 rooroi sn<l
t-nory kitchen: l?Mh, sewerage, etc.
R?lll, J.i'j per ...a....i Immediate ??*?*??
' ' good address with dome experience
for patent article. Light pleayant pitying
business. One each for Newport News,
Hampton, Portsmouth. Suffolk, two or
throe for N'or.'olk. Call or eddres? PAT
i - nt. 1.7 JIIkIj street, Portsmouth. Va. It |
at Ocean Vlrw for man. wife ami
two children, for months of August and!
September, Address L. Portsmouth office,
j;. 3l-3t
(Brooch) wt'h hive enamel and small |
diamond sot. Howard If returned ti
' street; j rooms: citv water: ss.oo per
month, Apply to j;. YV. OWENS, chest
i nut street. Portsmouth. Va. jy31-lw
and white, black car.-, and thick log.?.
I If left at lltj;a street will receive re?
ward. It*
C Mare: just the one for a doctor: 7
1 years old; kind n*i<l gentle: no us ? for
her. It S. BROOKS, 189,High St. ly?9-3t
1 lor t?r(;;>n. nooil as new: will sell for
one-third of original cost. Applv 7a)
MIDDLE ST. ?_Jy:D-3t
The schooner J. H. Tee!, with 1,100 ton?
Ice, has arrived. I am unloading her ami
am prepared to furnish not only my own
customers, but any Others that mav wish
ice. JOSKPI1 A PARKER, Southern
Boil Phone So. states :>:>_?. j>-3i-Gt
Port Norfolk Baptist Church. Bvtteflt of
1", and} 25 CENTS.
The following programme will be ren?
Duet?Miss Onsklns and Mrs. Martha
R. Lloyd.
Vocal Sole?Mr. Morris.
Plane Sole?(selected) Miss Alice Colesy.
Vocal Solo?"For All Eternity," .Miss
violin Obllgat??Miss Fitzpatrlck,
Beadlnc Miss Dos Skinner.
Violin Sold?Miss Angle Flttpalxlck.
Piano Solo?"The Storm." Mrs. Martha
It. Lloyd.
Vocal Solo?(selected) Mrs. T. B. Car?
Recitation?Mist Lllllc May Hnymer.
Pittno Solo -(selected) Ml.is Louise Brow?
Vocal Solo?Mr. George Lightly.
Piano Solo?Mies Margaret Qaaklns.
Vocal So!o--Mr. Frank Skinner.
ACcomf>anlsts?Mrs. Lloyd, Miss Gati
klns. Miss Sulllc Ridley Jarno.?._lt_
Real Esiato ami Rental Agonts.
Nice homes for sale in the city tmil
suburb.-. An ol< cant bouse on DlBWlddlo
street cheap. Choice ,'ots In nil the sub?
urbs. Rome god property for Investor*
Boats. Barges and Lighters.
Both Phonos, _ _
... FOR CHEAP ...
First-Class Groceries!
- GO TO~
r. e:. king,
200 Court Street.
room house on A street, next to Kols,
copal Church; hau all modern Improve*
ments. Apply to A. P. VKU.MILr.ION,
corner High and Green streets. Jy20-8t
10 Lemons. 2 Oranges. % can grated
Pineapple, 1 pint Unfermsntod Orasa
Juhe. 5 small cups Sugar. QUarta
r, strain carefully and serve Iced.
All needed for making this rcelpO to b?
had at
kotp phonics. ii* court st.
to's by their patients. Where must i
hnv? i'-..s filled? You can have any PHY?
with accuracy at
S. IV. Weaver's Pliarmacy,
Bell Phone 1275.
Only One Week More!
Refer, lots on the Air Line Land Co.'s
property win be advanced $25.00 and ?5O.0o
a lot. Ruy new and got the benefit of
the advance. R< member this property Is
only Bve minutes' walk from S. A. l.
\ i I nsurc to show this property. Car*
rl.igcs always on hand.
.... 329 HIGH STREEET ....
Real Estate. Rents and Insurance.
Money to Loan.
by Insuring your Property With the
Call And get my rales.
General Insurance and Real Estate Agent,
403-410 CRAWFORD ST.
Semething Nice
s^"~Tor Lunches. K
English Sausage Tomato Sauce, 12Uo.;
Potted < ikon, lOc.i Potted Turkey. 10c.;
Vienna ?totsage, lOc.: Veal Loaf, i2Vi and
20c.; Cottffge Loaf. 12?.cc.; Veal Cutlets.
Mushroom and Wine S.tuce. 50c.; Chicken
a la Marcngo, Wine Sauce, 50c.; Boned
Turkey, SOc.; Honed Chicken. 30c; Star
Brand Sliced Reef. 2?e.; chopped Dried
Beef, 26c. We also have a line line of
Sardines. Salmon and other dainties,
whl, Ii wo will be pleased to show you.
0, W. HUOGINS & GO,,
Both Phones, mhl?-tim.
|^ W Iv WILL BXTKND "A"! 115 3
? Remarkable Reduction 3
?T -TO OUR- ^?
Men's Spring Suits .>f nil the new ?tylcs,
material, patterns and coloring**, In splen?
did variety?every suit made upon honor,
and warranted to ttivo perfect satk'f.ie
rf-*?**-, V *T Men's Trouser . n special lot. contain- ??->
%JL H /? ( i lag i ?sitneres and Tweeds tn chocks. IS
?r~ !T% j?*?mSi~ ^?^"w -?? and overplatds, thu very newest ?
fit; ^.A?* o it. *Dre.?,f effo =35
3? 1AlTL?S Ba??LXTLClt Co., ?
?g Everything for Men, Top to Toy. 213-215 HIGH STREET =jj
Bll Bliiliit's (ill Gaps to Bi Sola For Less THan Cost
|5C. CAP FOR iOc. 75c. CAP FOR 52c. I
SOci CAR V?U?to-H.OO CAP FOR 72c. X
t~ 7VV A'v E T T D E R N S,
Patent Medicines at Cost I
J. W, S. BUTT &, CO.,
HAMMOCKS at reduced prices.
IS h\V B< )OKS ;t 20 per cent, from publisher's list.
Latest Shades and Styles of WRITING PAPER.
29c 29c. 2Q??
Sale Commences Saturday Morning Promptly a! 9 O'clock.
1,000 Ladies' Shirt Waists?
They are the regrulnr 50c.. 73c, $1.00 im d $1.25 quality. Come early to get your
choice, ns tills opportunity only ocurs once in a life tiino. They are In solid colors,
white, plaids, stripes, tucked and plnltrJ.
1 <?v vards TorcRon Lace, reduced to the unform price of 3e. per yard. Re
due, i from ?'?*?. '?' ''"'I l-*je. Silks, Silk s. Silks, all at reduced prices. This will
be tin- cut rate Dry Ooodi store for Ihe next ten days. You can euvc money by
buylns at niv store. Rowcnibcr the place, under Elks* Hall.
302 and 304 High St, PORTSMOUTH, VA'

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