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SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 1S9S.
STAR VIN G WO I IK M E N.
The report that come from Newcastle,
to the effect that half the residents of
^d^...^*^^ in a starring r>s$}>?*
should'^^-"o'^oiait^a moral if not
"adorn ia tale." This little town of C.000
Inhabitants depended almost entirely
upon one industry lor support. For
some reason this mainstay of the Del?
aware village was forced to close down
a few weeks before Chrlstmlas. As a
general thing workingmen fail to lay
.aside any money for the inevitable
"riny day." In fact, many .if them
have such a hard lime making both
both ends meet that they really have
no chance to prepare for the future!
These Newcastle workmen were no ex?
ception to the rule, urn! a month's idle?
ness has placed them face to face with
The fate which has befallen the Dela?
ware town is the same that might
happen to any place that depends
entirely upon one industry for its sup?
port. However, the naturalness of tile
causes which have led up to the deplor?
able conditions now existing in Newcas?
tle, should not close the hearts of sym?
pathetic Americans to the dumb, des?
pairing appeal of these unfortunate
workers. Those enthusiastic persons
who are always 'Willing to assist in
Slithering supplies and contributions
for charitable purposes in America, Cu?
ba and various other places Where as?
sistance is sadly needed,will now have
an opportunity to come a little nearer
home. Let the desperation of the New?
castle Iron workers be turned to buoy?
ant hope by the exercise of those vir?
tues whioh link humanity together in
one vast and inseperable brotherhood.
It is said that the Hawaiian annex?
ation treaty lacks eight voters in the
Senate of having the suftlci ht two
thiids to secure its ratification. This
will no -doubt be Dole-ful news, for at
Last one distinguished gentlcmon, tot
the great majority of loyal, intelligent
American citizens will not object to the
failure of this immense piece of 'job?
bery and humbug.
Now that Governor Tyler has signed
the bill authorizing the council to issue
bonds for sewerage, schools and a new
jail it is to be hoped that the- city
fathers will arrange the pr iiminarles
at the earliest possible moment und* let
woirk begin on these necessary public
The Baltimore 'Herald says that the
Monumental City "demands a patriot,
not a partisan,for police commissioner."
In view of the fact that patriotism
and paTtizanship are not always antag?
onistic it might be possible to get a
combination of the two.
TSie authorities of Brooklyn have a
youthful thief who has the reputation
?of being the champion liar of the coun?
try. He mis..ed his calling; he should
have gone do Alaska and come back
posing as a "returned Klondlker."
It 'has ten two or three days sir..e
Weyl.r has made any remarks thiough
his headgear. It is a pity that Jim Cor
bett doesn't follow the example of the
Spaniard' and give his friends an occa?
Communication with Havana must
have been cut off. Up to the hour of j
going to press Consul General Lee's
daily resignation had not been received
at. Washington. I
THE OLD MAN'S GAME.
Hadn't > eon n Teiidcrfool l"<>r a Year, But
lie Worked the Klrst Along. |
"Hullo, stranger. What's yer game?"
I reined in my horse and looked the
old man over. I
"Trot her out, shufflo 'em up, bet yer
twenty thet I kin pick out the ace of
hearts every time!" I
"Do you take me lor a card sharp?"
I exclaimed. I
"Sho, doa't git mad! Maybe hit's
soap with a ten-dollar bill wrapped
around hit. I'll bet yer forty thet I
kin pick hit out every time!"
"I don't gamble."
"Sho, is thet so? Will, I swan. 3
took ye fer one of them sharp Alecks
with a scheme! Will, stand aside then,
here comes another gent, maybe he's
got some game thet he wants me ter
Tlio other "gent" proved to be more
satisfactory, for when he arrived on
the scene he proceeded to unfold a
small stand, and tl.cn produced three
walnut shells and a small rubber ball.
"See here"-1 began.
But the old man would take no ad?
"Ye shot, stranger, this yore is a biz
ness matter between this yere gent an'
me! Now then, shuttle 'em about!
That's the stuff!" shouted the old man
as he slapped his leg. "bet yer twenty
thet I kin find the little rubber ball
The con m:m put up his money and
winked a! mo.
"Now move 'em up! Knock 'era
about!" shouted the old man, agog
I The sharper moved the shells deftly
about and palmed the ball, and then
told the old man to go ahead.
The old man squinted at the shells
for a moment and then placing a dirtj
paw on one of the shells said:
"Hit's tliar, ain't hit?"
The sharper gasped and looked intc
the long barrel of the 44 Colt that th?
old man had suddenly thrust Into his
face with his other hand, and smiling
a sickly smile admitted that It was.
"Told ye so!" said the old man, as
he kicked the stand over with his foot
"now ye kin move on, an' if ye want
a real soft thing ye kin go over yandei
an' try ter work old Bill Bungs, whe
is half witted and blind in one eye!"
"You seem to have a game yourself,'
I remarked as tue sharper moved oft
"Yer right, stranger, I hcv, but do(
goru hit a feller has got ter make ?
Illvin' somehow, an' thar ain't bin f
tenderfoot in the neighborhood fer i
whole year."?New York World.
Any Old Time.
Miss Man ic ? The first time you're
He Was Equal to the Emergency.
"I want," said the recently married
man in the novelty store, "a lady's
"Yes, sir," said the polite shop em?
press. "What size?"
A blush mantled the customer's brow,
and he swallowed twice in rapid suc?
cession. Then he said:
"I don't know exactly. Bet me have
a yardstick, please."
And as he placed it along the insidt
of his arm, from shoulder to wrist, the
shop empress remarked beneath het
breath to her chum, "He ain't the fool
he looks, is he, Jenny?"
A Chapter of Excuses.
Five men on an Atlantic liner were
thirsty. They ambled up to the bar.
One wanted a drink because he was
sick; another wanted a drink because
he war, sleepy; another wanted one be?
cause he couldn't sleep; another could
not eat unless he had an appetizer. Fi?
nally, an old soak demanded a drink
lecause he liked it.
Husband and Wife.
Mr. Fogg?"I saw Glisten to-day. He
spoke about you. He declared that
you were one of the handsomest wo?
men he ever saw." Mrs. Fogg?"The
old fool." Mr. Fogg?-"Yes; that's what
thought." Mrs. Fogg?-- That's right;
nsult me; it's just like you."
An Expert Cornea to l.riet.
The expert has come to grief again
in a Louisiana rural town. He tes?
tifies that oxen are nearly all of one
color, basing his opinion on special
personal observation. It was proved
?hat he hud been keeping tally on the
only ox team in the neighborhood.
A Fling at Missouri Harbern.
Most of the barbers !n Kansas City
spell it "shavelng" on their signs. It
is not expecti :1 that a barber shall be
Intellectual . . t he ought to know
how to spell the process by which he
mantes a. living.
AN IM PC BT A NT CONSIDERATION.
Promoter?You needn't be a bit
afraid: the company is perfectly safe.
The Lamb?Oh! I have no doubt about
the company being safe enough. I
was thinking about the safety of my
NOT FIN DE SIEGLE.
"Cooper's works?" replied the shop?
man. "Yes, madam, here are the
?Leather-Stocking Tales.' "
"I don't think I want them." replied
the shopper. "Hasn't Mr. Cooper writ?
ten any 'Golf-Stocking Tales' yet?"
! Cascarets stimulate liver,kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
"PREPARE .FOR THE "WORST, SIR."
"Almost every big surg--'on has his
own pet TW.thcd of preparing a patient
?fur the news that he -A'iil n.ive to un
' Oergc an operation." saiJ a London
specialist to a writer for Cus sell's Sat?
urday Journal recently. "One great
I man I know always begins by a whole
1 sal. exaggeration of the case. If you
were about lose one of your fingers he
?would probably start by tc-iling ye u that
I the safety of your life demanded an
amputation of the whole arm. Gra 'cial
I ly he would g<. t this down to the fore
I aim. then the hand: and by the time
you knew it was only a finger you would
be too much reif ved to cure a g; :at
deal. 1Ah, we will soon set that right;
and we'll give you a whiff of the ehlo
r.t' rm, just to insure you against feel,
irg the least pain,' is a very favorite in
timation of an operation. An Irish sur?
geon lately prepared a very nervous
lady patient of his by assuring her that
he coulti1 not treat her case until she had
got rid of a tooth which was causing
?her pain. lie gavv her chloroform, un?
der the pretext of extracting the tjoth,
and while she was under the influence
he pvrfo.'mei an operation which saved
I her life.
FOR RENT?Ten-room house. Twen?
ty-: .xth street, near Virginia Ave.
Water. Oc. $16.00. Two furnished rooms
r ar Woshington Ave. Apply No. 212
Twenty-sixth street. jan 30-3tp.
WJ ANTED?Few- gentleman board.
VV ers. Hot and! cold bath. 2a9
Thirty-1 h ird_slreet._janJ50-3tp.
\STANTED?Instruction In crayon
>1 painting. Address with, terms,
"F.," care Daily Press.
T OST.?Large black "Newfoundland
\j Dog; white strip on breast; name
Prince; heavy chain collar with lock.
Owners. GRIFFITHS & LEWIS. j28-tf
?\r OTICE?On and after January 1st,
ll 1898, I will endeavor to do as striot
ly a cash business as possible, there?
fore I shall offer to the trade building
material at the following reduced
prices for cash only: Alum Urne, JL10
per bbl.; Washington lime, $1.06 per
bbl.; Virginia lime, $1.00 per bbl.; Red
Beach Plaster, $1.86 per bbl.; Standard
Plaster, $185 per bbl.; Roaendall Cement
$1.20 per bbl.; Portland Cement. $2.65
per bbl.; Laths, per thousand, $1.75.
Thanking the public in general for
pest favors and asking a continuance
of the same, I am,
dec 31-lm B. D. CHANDLER.
affords you sa much
gratification as to be ajble to look at a
home that is all your own. It givc3 yau
a feeling of independence.
Situated between WTest and Wash?
ington avenues (the BON-TON
portion of our city) Thirty-third
street, southern exposure, modern
dwelling, newtly built, with all con?
veniences; eight rooms besides the
bath; hot and cold water, range,
and sewerage connection. This
house is storm sheathed, with
paper between the sheathing and
weather boarding; has a 16-foot
alley on one side. The house is
handsomely furnished on the in?
side, with beautiful mantels,
A beautiful Dwelling of seven
rooms, with all modern improve?
ments. Thta house is neatly plan?
ned, well constructed and conve?
niently arranged and .papered
throughout. The house can be
bought for $1,500 or the house and
We have Houses and Lots in other
parts of the city
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!
MULFORD & EDMUNDS,
RENTS, INSURANCE AND LOANS.
No. .1!5 Twenty-fifth Street.
Bear Paw Buffte.
448 TWENTY-EIGHTH STREET?.
Q W. Todd, Proprietor.
A Gentleman's Place.
Here ere a few of my apeclaltlesi
Old Virginia Mountain Brands,
Old Clemmer Honey Blossom,
Bradduck's Maryland Rye,
Sherwood MontlceJo, Monongaliela,,
tiopaweJl Sour Mash, Old Crow,
Taylor's Hand-made ?our Mask,
Oscar Pepper, J. E. Pepper,
Jefferson Club, Guckenhelme*,
Murry Hill Club, Old Kenfcuck,
Our Pet Eastern Rye,
tShenandnah and North Oancllna Apple
pie Brandy. The most approved brands
of rum, gin. cordials, etc., blackberry.
Sherry, Wild Cherar Wine an? Port
Wines. The finest brands of union made
cigars. I2veiythi!iig flrat-claaa.
?o to the Bear Paw Buffet for one of
The Entire Stock of
Clothing, Shoes, Furnish?
HATS & UNDER WEAR
Remaining in the Old Store of the
London-Paris Clothing Company,
2610 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
Must be spld, and that as soon as possible; in conse?
quence everything goes at public aution.
Men's Suits, Boys' and Children's Suits.
Men's Pants, Boys' and Children's Pants.
Men's Shoes, Boys' and Chi dren's Shoes.
Ladies' Shoes, Hats, Etc.
Every Night af 7:30.
London-Paris Clothing Co.,
O d Store.
pure ice, !arc, x ?
Bell Wiring done
GOLD STORAGE, |on short notice.
flRG LIGHTS,! Inspection guar/ j
Incandescent LlQhts, janteed.
METER OR CONTRACT i
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Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT HEWS, VA.
(Bo*r(lof_pirectors meet third_T^?sdav_in each mouth.)
The Public Enjoys It, ?
It Was a Hard Pill
for the Merchants^
The "one-third ofT " sale that we advertised
last week may not have wrecked all the other
merchants in the city, but it has kept them guess?
ing, and the old shelf-worn goods that have been
brought out and reduced in price would make
Noah groan with envy if he lived to this day to
know that some of Newport News clothing dealers
had gotten a part of the stock that was taken in
Our one=third off sale
gives you a choice of this season's produc?
tion, and our original prices being marked
plainly on the ticket, you simply have to
select what you want and do your own
$18.00 Overcoats now $12.00
16.50 Overcoats now
$6.50 Trousers now $4.33.
15.00 Overcoats now
12.50 Overcoats now
10.00 Overcoats now
y.00 'Overcoats now
7.50 Overcoats now
6.00 Overcoats now
11.00 5.00 Trousers now
10.00. 4.50 Trousers now
8.33. 4.00 Trousers now
6.67. 3.00 Trousers now
6.00 2.00 Trousers now
6.00. 1.50 Trousers now
4.00. 1.25 Trousers now
$15.00 Suits now $10.00.
12.00 Suits now 8.00.
10.00 Suits now 6.67.
9.00 Suits now 6.00.
8.00 Suits now 5.34.
7.50 Suits now 5.00.
6.00 Suits now 4.00.
The Banner Clothier,
2606 Washington ave., Atlantic Hotel Building.
j $25.00?Reduced $1 every day until sold?from January 17th
"Stop this slaughtering of
prices," . says Dr. B. R.
Gary on the eleventh day,
"and on Saturday send this
carriage to my house, No.
127 Twenty-eighth ureet."
Forthwith he handed me a
check for $14.00 for a $25.00
Hey wood Carriage. He evi?
dently knows a good thin
when he sees it, and I would
advise all who are in need of
a child's carriage to follow
his example and buy a Hey
ML H. Lash.
Are in this condition it would
be a good idea to have your
order now and- have a new
lot mnd'e he ford the hot
A new shirt is very uncomfortable in hot weather. We are better
equipped than ever before to take care of our large shirt trade. The
only house in Norfolk where measures are taken and shirts cut by
the same person, then made on the promises' under our own super
HATCH & DEAN,
Shirt Makers and Men's Furnishers,
CTSBND TO US FOR ORDBR BLflNK.
25 AND 27 GRANBY STREET,
All this week we of?
fer your choice of
in plain and plaited
bosoms that former?
ly sold for Si.50. $1.25
and SI.00. now only
each. X^ese are first
ctep-r:14"i: e?)ods?m a d e
Jpy which e:;at. , ~.
in these goods are|
from 14 1-2 to 16 1-2.
in our Clothing. Hat
and Shoe Depart
Clothier. Shoer and
? 13 THE?
Handsomest and Best
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maintain the high standard of excel?
lence It reached the past year, bat will
steadfastly en'JkOvor to excel its own
best record, and will not swerve from its
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favorite familyi newspaper of this coun?
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6?The Sale of a Soui, by-d-.?\T. S.
7?The Cousin 'of th
r ^eSi\lyenty^Wventh street,
?9?Th,yf& CALDWELL. Prop-rletors
Wayj# S i^ trom healthy cows
?stables as clean
as a house and ^i
\n Unsp>eakairfe*ibHt L? ;s
Giliiat. ' " ?;i?S|
13? That 'Dreadful' Woman, by Harold I
R. Vynne. !
14? A Deal in- Denver, by- Gilmer Mc
OB?"Why ? Says Gladys, by David
Christie Murray. >
16? A Vory Reimurkable Girl,'by L. <t
17? A Marriag
e lorJHate. by Harold \
-sulphur, iVjjsJbs: \
IS?Out of the^guli>hui, ...
; 19?Th^^fong Man, by Champ'ion
I iO^Tho Hunt :Vw Happiness, by Anita
1 Vivanti Chartres.
I 21?Hi.T Strange Experiment, by
I Harold R. Vyinne.
22?On the Altar of Passion, by John.
j 23?A Martyr to Love, by J;otina E.
j Wood._jan 30-Ct sun
j SALE OF A VALUABLE LOT
City of Newport News,
Acting un'de.r decree of the Circuit
Court of the City of Williamsburg and
County of James City, entered in the
chancery suit therein pending, under
the short name and style of L. A. Rus?
sell, plaintiff, against H. B. Warren per
rep of John F. Jones et als., defendants,
?I will sell at public auction before the
Court House door at Newport Hews,
THURSDAY, THE 17TH DAY OF
I FEBRUARY, 1S9S,
j at 12 o'clock 'St, that valuable lot of
land situated in the city of -Newport
News, Va., known and designated on a
certain map entitled "IMap of part of
the city of Newport News, Va.," made
by E. E. McLean, civil engineer, a copy
of which was fiied in the Clerk's office
of Warwick county, on the\29th dayiof
September, 1S81. by LojLJgfci.. -.42 inSi
Block No. 13, togetlieT- with all TTT jfffl"P
provements thereon, i
TERMS:?One-ihalf cash and the resi-'
due on..a.-Credit of six months, with:
bond and approved security for deferred
payment, carrying interest fre?m day of
sale, the title to be retained till further
order of said court.
NORVELLE L. HENLEY,
VIRGINIA:?City of Williamsburg, to
wit:?I, Thcs. H. Geddy, clerk of the
Circuit Court of the city of Williams;.'!
burg and the county of James City, do
certify that the bond required of Nor-,
volle L. Henley, special commissioner^!
in the suit of L. A. -Russell vs. H. B.T
Warren per rep et als, has been given.
THOS. H. GEDDY. Clerk.
TO HAVE A REPAIR DEPART?
MENT IN CONNECTION WITHjjj
OUR LAUNDRY HEREAFTER;
AND FOTT: 10 CENTS EACH YOTjJ
CAN HAVE NEW NECK BANDS
PUT ON THOSE CAST ASIDI
SHIRTS OS* YOURS, MAKINf,
THEM ALMOST AS GOOD A^
SEND US ANY OLD SHIR^
AND WE WILL MAKE IT
FOR SOME TIME! TO COM|
ECONOMY IS THE ROAD
DON'T BUY NEW SHIRT
BUT SEND US THE OLD ONI
AND WE WILL PUT NEW LIB
Newport News Steam Laundij
213 Twenty-seventh street,
? i.r-:i?ORiN & CALDWELL, Proprleto