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Mrs. A. B. Parker who has been sick for some time, was pounded Friday night by friends of this city. Mrs. James Ferguson and
Mrs. William Brown were the principal persons in getting up the party. After they arrived at the house they sang "Blest be
the tie that binds," etc., led by Mr. William Brown, prayer by Mr. James Ferguson. The party presented her $5.23 in money
and a number of other things, such as groceries, etc.
Our correspondent visited Stony Point Friday a. m. His hand was burned which prevented him from working ten days. He visited
some of his old friends in the country. He cam back yesterday, p. m., in company with Miss N. L. Brown, who is teaching at
A pool was put in Zion Baptist Church last week. Dr. Hardy baptized fifteen candidates on 20th inst., at 11 a. m. Communion
was celebrated at 3 p. m.
Thanksgiving day was celebrated at the First Baptist Church. Rev. L. B. Goodall invited all of the churches in this vicinity
to participate with them.
Rev. Goodall was pounded Friday night by his members.
Miss Florinda Taylor of this city and Mr. Jones of Delaware were married on the 10th inst., in Portsmouth, N. H.
At 6: 30 p. m. at Mrs. Grant's pretty home, the bridal march "Lohengrin," which was played by Miss Josie Kelly, was heard,
and the bride and groom attended by Miss Rawles and Mr. Jones the groom's brother, came in to the parlor where the ceremony
was performed by Rev. S. H. Thayer. After the marriage a reception was held. At 7:30 p. m., Mr. and Mrs. Jones left amid a
shower of rice and old shoes to the depot where they took the train for a bridal tour, including Boston, New York and Washington.
A large number of the bride's intimate friends were at the depot to see her off. The couple were the recipients of many presents,
showing the esteem in which they were held by the people of Portsmouth. They arrived in this city on the 15th inst., 3 a.
Mr. Ellis left Sunday a. m. for Bloomfield, N. J.
Mr. John Watson left for Washington last week, where he expects to spend the winter.
Mrs. Lousia Walker is sick on Gospel hill. Dr. Dabney is attending her.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson are very sick, near the University of Virginia.
Mr. P. H. Ferrell's store is being repaired. He has a large stock of groceries.
Messrs. Carr and Fleming have opened a barber shop on Vinegar Hill.
Mr. John Whipp's new house is completed on Grady Avenue.
Mr. Johnson is having a house built near Preston Heights.
Mrs. West of Richmond, Va., was in the city Sunday, visiting Mrs. Walker.
Mr. J. Whipps left last week for Washington and from there he will go to Old Point. Mrs. Whipps left Thursday for Richmond,
Va., where she expects to remain a few days, and then return to Old Point.
Rev. Truatt visited Hickory Hill Church on the 20th inst. Four candidates were baptized.
Ebenezer Baptist church celebrated the Lord's Supper, Sunday at 8 p. m.
Rev. Davis seemed to be filled with the Holy Ghost Sunday evening at the A. M. E. Church.
Sister Daniel Clay is sick.
Miss L. Walker was in the city Saturday and Sunday visiting relatives.
"Who by repentance is not satisfied is not of heaven nor earth."
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