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I SELF-MADE WOMAN
* NIGHTGOWN MODEL TEE BEGIN
NING OF HER FORTUNE.
?The Tree Story of a Young Woman's Fall
?r? and SucceM as a Bread-Winner In
New York City?She Uecame I>res?inaker
for Theatrical Folk.
Here is a true story of a young wo?
man's failure and success as a bread
winner in New York. She came lo the
=ity from a little country town intend?
ing to go on the stage.
That was five years ago. She was
handsome, and had a talent for dress,
and perhaps a talent for acting, but of
that no one can speak with much as?
surance, for she has never had any
chance to act. She besieged managers
and agents only to meet with plentiful
snubs from the responsible ones; her
only chances of engagements came
from the shakiest of travelling con?
cerns, and as she had no money to
spend in paying her own way home
from remote parts of the country, as
she disliked walking long distances and
had always a level head, she would not
leave the city.
In the meanwhile as she was very
clever at sewing and demonstrated it
In her own clothes she managed among
the actresses she encountered to get
some employment for her needle. Khc
worked extraordinarily well for inferi?
or prices, and among dressmakers tha'
Is a method sure to furnish bread, il
For a year she waa a most unsettled,
unhappy creature, and only making
enough to keep body and soul togeth?
The only chance she got for appear?
ing on the stage was in the chorus ol
a comic opera. She did not find the I
atmosphere very congeninl, and when
she was requested to appear in tights
and very little else, she gave up her
position, and her histrionic ambitions
at the same time. She settled down tc
attend to her dressmaking for all it
At that time she was living in a
wretched little room, in which she
slept and sowed and cooked and ate.
She lived on the cheapest food, main?
ly rice, for two weeks, to save money
enough to carry out a little scheme !
she had in her head. This was to make
a night-dress after a pretty, novel idea
Ol her own, and then try and sell it as
a model to one of the big shops.
She succeeded and got $20 for it. Now
she was enough ahead to try anothei
step she had conceived as likely to ad?
vance her. She went to a young ac?
tress who was to appear In a new "cos?
tume part" of the eighteenth <-entury
and offered to make one of her gowns
for nothing if the actress would give
her the benefit of her Influence in get?
ting more work. The actress had none
too much money herself and our hero?
ine managed by some arts and argu?
ment to get the Job.
Enough of the preliminary steps, and
let us look at the dressmaker as she is
now. She rents a beautiful house on
one of the good cross streets near Fifth
avenue. Part of the first floor she lets
_ to a fashionable, physician, and his is
the" only sign that appears on the
dwelling; she is too swell for a sign.
She has two or three other lodgers, and
the rest of the house is used by hersell
and the thirty seamstresses she em?
Last summer in the dull season she
went to Newport and cleared $t;no In
two months. She dresses very beauti?
fully herself, and gives her costumes
a little touch of plcturesqueness that
advertise her talent to the theatrical
tollt, who are still her chief customers.
She says their patronage is the only
connection she wants with the stage
now. She is still young and hand?
some, and certainly has a fair prospect
of a fortune at as early an age as the
successful self-made man generally
A look into the girl's room will give
an idea of what kind of a woman she
will probably become. A girl who keeps
her clothing hung up neatly, whose
room is clean, will be very apt to make
a good wife and a successful woman.
Order and neatness are essential to
our comfort as well as that of others
about us. A girl who throws down her
things anywhere will do things in a
slovenly, careless way.
A girl who does not make her bed
till after dinner?and she should al?
ways make It herself rather than have
a. servant to do It?and throws her
?ress or hat down in a chair, will make
a poor wife nine cases out of ten.
If all the world could see how a girl
keeps her dressing room many unhap?
py marriages would be saved.
Be Just as tidy about your person and
your room as if all your friends could
always see you. Get into the habit of
order and neatness and it will come
sasy in life afterwards.
Voa the Nuraery,
The newest convenience for the ba?
by's boudoir is a big bowled, long han?
dled spoon of yellow wood. The bowl
is a painting of a scene from the land
of fairiee or nursery ditties. The clas?
sic cow performing her aeriai feat, Sim?
ple Simon, Little Boy Blue, Little Nan
Etticoat and other familiar person;; ;cs
ornament the bowl, whose curling edg?
es make a frame for the gay little fig?
ures. All along the handle of the spoor
are placed brass hooks, and when it is
fastened to the wall by a larger and
more solid hook placed at the back, It
makeB an ornamental and very useful
little rack for the children's clothes.
Of the 451 colleges and universities
in the United States, only forty-one
ire closed to women, according to the
I Ewald and Hit Prayer.
In tho new polychrome Bible the nan.,!
of tho Deity Is given as Jhvb, this vowel
less form being as neur the original lie
brew as the English alphabet can express
it. This reminds a writer in the Rochester
Post-Express of a story told of the famous
German profosfcor, Ewald, who onco in
serted a parenthetical footnote to a prayer
Jv.vuirt was in the- thick of a fight (such as
scholars wage the one with the other)
with the eminent Hebraist Gosenlus when
lie arose to pray In his classroom. And la
began thus in slow, solemn voice, "O thou
great, omniscient, Infinite 'Jab,' " and
than added, half to himself, "not 'Je
Jiovah,' as that.fool Gescnlus says."
MILLINERS'* PIRATES. !
ttiF Vme at a ?;ot>?l Memory lo Iniiial
Fine II? ik.
The people who exclaim against the
high price of really good millinery
can, I think, have very little idea of the
! amount of thought, time and labor
which is expended upon its production,
remarked the manager <>r a famous es
j tablishment to the writer.
To begin with, there is the design to
be made. and. in connection with this 1
may tell you, we employ a large num?
ber of skilled artists, who do nothing
else but draw design.; for new bourn s
and hats, and they make a very hand?
some income out of it. Then come3 the
question of making and trimming, the
latter especially being an art which re?
quires not only skill, bnt grcal fertili?
ty of imagination and perfect taste, and
so rare is this combination of abilities
that huge salaries have to be paid to
such as possess it. The value of the
actual materials used is very small
I when compared with these two former
Hut this, of course, is far too expen?
sive a procedure for second-rate firms,
who. instead, employ tin services of a
"pirate." whose duty it is to copy the
designs of other firms, by f tir mo ins ot
foul. Ttiis is generali' achieved by
keeping a sharp eye on ... ? windows ol
the first-class houses, at ,s sketching ev
erylhing new displayed there, the
drawing being accompai, -d by descrip?
tions of material. 1 know llrm.3 which
make a constant practice of sending a
"pirate" over to Paris every month, in
order to obtain the latest modes In
this way. und a week never passe:
without our own windows receiving
this unwelcome compliment.
The best "milliners' pirates" are wo?
men, those with a very retentive mem?
ory and an ability to draw. We are
completely at the mercy of such, be?
cause they can get past the window?,
and in the guise of a customer sec our
entire slock. There is one woman In
London now who must be making a
fortune in this way. She is always
very stylishly dressed, and is to all ap?
pearances a very great lady. Sin
makes a few small purchases, and then
asks to be shown the latest hats and
bonnets. As a rule she leaves the shop
without having "seen anything to
please her," and, arrived at homo, she
sits down and transfers to paper till she
can remember?not a little?and sells
the designs to another linn. 1 know
this woman well by sight, and have
rather spoilt her game so far as we are
concerned, for tin- assistants have strict
orders uot to show her quite the latest
The newest corset is made of suede.
For a good many centuries women have
been strapping their bodices tip in a
combination of steel, whalebone, and
heavy cotton goods or silk, but it re?
mained for the woman of to-day to de?
mand aleather corset. Some women like
it and others do not. Like everything
else in life, it has its good and its bad
points. It does not stretch or get out
of shape easily, even when worn by a
woman who has to stand before a mir?
ror to find her waist or one who has
lost sight of hers altogether. But it is
an Intensely hot garment and gives the
figure a stiff, sot look. No thin wo?
man would dream of wearing one of the
suede corsets, though (hey come in
beautiful soft shades ol" tan, blue, red
and green! and are handsomely embel
ished with lace, ribbon and embroidery.
A great deal is said and written about
women's not wearing their stays near?
ly so tight as formerly. This is true
and it isn't true. There is a period in
every woman's life when she pulls her
strings too hard, it matters not wheth?
er they be corset sitings, shoe strings,
skirt strings, or what not. The only
difference is that this very bad habit
does not stick to her as it did to her
fore-mothers. Corsets are gayer now
than they ha-, o ever been before. Even
the most conservative women are
wearing those mario of pale pink, blue
or yellow, with silk embroidered polka
I dots or flour de Iis of a deeper shade;
? and others are reveling in stays made
of bright plaid and striped silks.
Woman Who Hille? Like n Mm,
A fleeting glimpse of a young woman
astride a horse that cantered down the
I Beacon street boulevard, Boston, tit a
rapid gait afforded the sensation of the
afternoon on the speeding ground a
tew days ago. Sho was handsome of
J face and rosy cheeked, with a tighi
fltting tailor-made jacket of English
covert cloth and a divided skirt of the
same material, topped off with a jaun?
ty derby. In one hand she carried a
crop, while with the other sho grace?
fully guided the handsome chestnut.
Her command of the Kentucky saddler
I was perfect, and she rode with a grace
that would have made her at once the
j pride and the envy of ttio Ancients
could they have but beheld her at the
I head of their column on parade day
The fair unknown "kept her charge a!
a lively canter all the time, and, once
through the crowd, did not deign to
Satisfy curiosity by a return trip, but
disappeared rapidly in the direction of
I Lorgnettes are made with much larg
' er glasses than formerly and fitted as
carefully to the eyes with reference tr.
the distance at which one wishes to use
them as are the eyeglasses and specta?
cles. They cannot bo fitted with any
glass which will bring the stage of tin
. theater any nearer to the eye, howev
?r, although many seem to think some
I lort of a glass can be procured which
I will do this from a certain distance,
3ut It is absolutely necessary to have
.wo glasses, and fetus them each tint,
?hey are used as in an opera glass.
These glasses merely help near-sighted
?r far-sighted people.
Perzon, the great French lion Inniu
owed Ids sue. ess to ilio use of electricity i;;
turning his beasts. When a wild lion ol
tiger was to bo tamed, livo wires were first
rigged up In the cage between the tamer
and the animnl. Alter a time Porzon
would turn bis hack, and the wild creature
would invariably make n leap at bim, but,
encountering thu charged wires, would
receive a parulyzl ag shock sulliciont to ter?
rorize it forever.
Hotter Thau tlx. Halor'n.
Sign at the door of arcstaurant in I'uris:
"Hero 15 oysters arc given to the dozen
all through the season."?Guulols.
CURUEST STYLES. |
.VHAT TO W UAH AND HOW TO
MAKS IT. . j
May Mnnton'a UJni? ItoKaritlns: Seasonable
Toilette*?A Simply Constructed Indies"
Dretwlue, Jacket - I. idles' HautUtome PlaJd
Circular Shoath skirl.
The popular fancy for cloth U here ex.
impliticd jo stone -;r;>y tastefully I rimmed
witli black velvet, worn with a bat ot gray
mil black; ami gray gloves. Tho waist,
which makes a grateful change from the
blouse, is lead;.- over a lilted lining that
-loses at the centre-front and includes
,;.dh-litting uiukr-anii gor? s. The hand.
sonic vest, which is of velvet embroidered
with jet, is attached to the lining at tho
j iquare tabs at the wrists and edged with
narrow velvet hands, while frills of lace
! fall ever the hands. The dan- skirt dtv.
I locates one of the latest styles, and one
i .hat will be popular during the coming
season. The uinimiiig, which is velvet to
I natch the bodice, is cut in Idas bauds and
Hitched along each edge.
The upper portion, or deep yoke, is
thaped with a front gore that fits closely to
.he figure, its sides being joined to circular
aoitions that meet in a bias seam at the
:entre-back. Two backward-turning, over
apping side-plaits arrange the fulness at
Lhe top in such a manner as lo completely
sonccal the placket formed at the ccntrc
backseain. A twivincli hem lltiislios the
lower edge, to which is stitched Ihc Daring
lower p inion of skirt thai is cut in circular
shape, hemmed and decorated to match the
upper portion. Kach portion of the skirt
should he lined throughout and the hems
lirnily stitched, the top of lower portion
being included in the stitchCng of me upper
hem. Any style of decoration preferred
may be employed, of a ' ??trbte row tj?
stitching will provide an appropriate iinish
in tailor style. Firmly woven textures in
serge, cloth, aruiure. cheviot and other
die s fabrics are commended for skirts in
To inaki this skirt fur a lady in the me?
dium size will require two and one-fourth
yards of torty-iour-inch material.
IjullcV Circular KWoatb Skirt.
The stylish skirt here shown may be
made with or without the front seam, a;
preferred. The essential features are iho
sheath-like lit over the hips. The seam is
used by many leading modistes and omit?
ted by oilers, so that either method is
mounted upon taffeta with an interfacing of
tiair-cloth six inches deep; but any wide
material is equally suitable, and pen-aline
I or Silesia can he substituted tor the silk.
The front and sides are circular, but the
i hack is gored, the fulness bring laid indceo
' plaits, which are net visible at tin- wais!
j due I ut produce the fan effect
j To make ties skirt for a lady in the me
I liuta si/.r wiil require three mid one-hall
yards oi forty-four inch material.
Italtililori-'K Itainy Duy Club.
Tin- members of the Baltimore Rainy
i May Club wear hoots ami leggins and
I have their dresses live Inches above the
j ground. The club has committees to
I push tiie objects of their organization
i lrnong the workingwomen. Miss Mc
I Uvaln, the president of the club, has
receive the heartiest commendation
i from physicians, who urge them to ad
I vocate short dresses for all street weat
is a safeguard against disease gi-rms.
Western Women l.nwycra.
Miss Kate Rochford of Devon, la. has
just been admitted to the bar of the
Supreme Court of South Dakota, and
Mrs. Ida M. Crumb of Fargo has been
; Admitted to the bsr of North Dakota.
. She wits tio- (v-c:nan to take the
A COM-PUBTE EXPOSE,
the M..'l'-..an'>.'r''.:,J. T.'r.','''' l^Tnwi^Cl
" 'Better Dead.' "?Detroit News.
TOO M-UCf-1 Fi lit HER.
"We have panted," .-'Cd the blonde?
"For why?" askvd the girl with th
"I douM tin 1 n , ci
Person who was rude enough 'to refe
j to rhat dear, deMgSltllll Ainllwy Hop
as Tony 'eawkins."?1Indianapolis Jour
A NEW DECORATIVE PLANT.
I'liC AjmerOltn? Sprenjserl In Hnpldlj
N u pi- ! ? i n u (tie Sruilnx. ,
One of the best and most attractive
rouse plants of recent introduction is
Asparagus Sprengeri, which is rapidly
superseding the once so popular sniilax
lor iloral decorations. Our engraving
;liows its graceful form and habll
A-hen grown as a not plant, but it i?
squally well suited for planting in
Hanging baskets. Its fronds are fre
juently four feet long, of a rich shade
>f green ami very useful for cutting, re?
dlining their freshness for weeks aftet
jeing cut. As a house plant it has ex
:ceded expectations, as It stands dry at
nosphere better than the older kinds ol
iirnameutal asparagus, and is not par
VEWEST HOUSE PLANT.
leular as to any special position. It
lelights in a well-eurlched soil, rather
lEht in ;omposition, with plenty ol
lr?inage, and grows very rapidly. It It
! lecldedly pretty when in bloom, its llt
.le llowers being pure white on short
?acemes, and the anthers ure of a
>rtght orange color.
Oven? II.M and Cold.
Tf a cake browns immediately on be?
ug [ ttt into the oven, the oven is toi
set. It can be cooled quickly by lift
j r.g u, lid from the top of the stove. A
; >!e'.'c of asbestos paper on the oven
; ihelf will protect the top of the cake
>ut if the paper Is laid over the cake it
? likely to make It fall.
If anything is put into the oven tc
lake at the same time cake is put in
:Jio cake will certainly fall. The over
loot- must bo opened and shut gently
vhen one is watching a cake's pro?
The old-fashioned scheme of testing
take by running a broom straw into the
?snier is very good. If the straw comes
int clean thu cake Is done, but if any
lough adheres more baking is neeessa
I When a cake is done turn it out gen?
tly on the bottom of the cake tin, re?
move the oiled paper and let the cake
sool, for never under any consideration
I Bust it be touched or cut while warm.
Batter for Finn Sntoee.
T.umpy drawn butter for fish sauce 1?
I in impossibility if the simplest care is
stvon to its preparation. An ounce of
gutter should be melted in a clean
saucepan and into it is sprinkled from
us ounce to an ounce and a half of fine
lifted flour. This is stirred to form a
Mck, atncotu .pasta that will leave the
sides of the pan clean. Add to it, when
his condition has been reached, half a
i!nt of boiling water, aud let It boil
iver the fire for ton minutes, stirring it
Ul the time to prevent lumps. If, de
spltn all care, some lttnipa have formed,
t en be poured through a sieve on Its
,vay to the hot sauce dish. Despite the
iasts with which this unappetizing coa?
lition of the sauce is obviated, many
lounekeepers seem to accept the lumpy
iitK-i as trying but inevitable.
Hint \noatCanned Good*.
All canned goods should be opened
;i veral hours, if possible, before they
ire used. This gives them a chance to
:iOconie aerated, and takes away the
?at her flat taste they are apt to have.
This is especially true of tomatoes,
lareful housekeepers do not allow veg
"tabb's and fruits to stand during this
iroeess in the tins in which they are
nit up, but have them turned out
mmodiately into a glass or earthen
To Color Soup.
A fine amber color is obtained by
idding finely grated carrot to the clear
itrw't when clear of the scum. Red is
ibtatned by red-skinned tonvtoos, from
.vhich the skin and seeds have been
strained out. Only white vegetables
should be used in white soups, as
thicken or veal soup. Spinach leaves,
powdered in a mortar and the juice
pressed out and added to the soup give
i fine green. For brown soup use clear
How to Tell If nn Kkk Ik Frenll.
An easy method of ascertaining the
freshness of an egg is to hold it toward
:he sun or toward a gootl light. If
fresh it will be perfectly clear; if it is
;lear on one side and cloudy on the
iither it Is stale. Another good test is
to place the eggs in a pan filled with
vvater; those that sink to the bottom
ire perfectly fresh; If they float at the
i op or stand on end in the water they
ire unfit for use.
To Make LyounaUe Potatoes.
Cut boiled potatoes into dice. Put
nto a sauce-pan a tablespoonful of but
er and one onion sliced; shake until
he onion is a golden brown; throw in
he potatoes so that each piece will
tome in contact with the butter. To-;s
mil cook until every piece is rare
ully browned, then turn or. to a heated
lish, sprinkle with chopped parsley and
lerve at onco.?Mrs. S. T. Rorer.
Cood inaecaroni is of a yellowish col
>r, does not break readily in cooking
tnd swells to three or four times its
$cii)ft ^'r''re(' t? anyone bringing tre a Watch h
Jv- U cannot put In first-class order.
PI. J. MA.USER, . . .
, . . . WATCHES AND JEWELRY
\'o. 208 Twenty-e'ghth Street,
tajr29-?ro Newport New?, Va.
of VALU.4 RLE real. ESTATE
NEAR THSE CITY OF LVKAVl/ORT
By virtue of the provision*) ot a cer?
tain, deed >>f trust bearing date on the
Unit day at October, 1S92, executed to
rue as trustee, toy the North Carolina,
trnv Newp rt Newa Company, and du.y
i ecoi 1? >1 1:1 the C.? k's oiliee of the
County Court of Elizabeth Ci'ty Coun?
ty, V .ginia, in Deed of Trust Book 0,
page 449, default having ibeetn made in
the payment of the debt therel'n se?
cured, at the request of the beneficiary
thereunder, I shall sell at pulbllc auet.< *
to the highest b.dder. on
TUESDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF
FE B R U AR1DY, 1S98.
at 11 o'cli ck A. M? on the premises, lb
following property, to-wit:
All those certain ITS lot? sttuateVll on
Hampton Reads ncur Newport News. In
the CVuniy of Elizabeth City County,
Statte of Virginia, known and desllgna
ted . n a plat or map of the lands of the
Newport News Company, made for said
Company by Br-axton. Chandler & Ma?
ry?. Civil 'Engineers, and recordiAit in
the Clerk's office of Elizabeth City
e.-unty. Virginia, by the following lig
ures. viz.: Bio. k 34?Lots Nos. 1 to 24
inclusive; Block S??Lots 21 to 40 In?
clusive; Block 10?Lots 21 to 4o Inclu?
sive: Block 7?Lots 1 to 24 Inclusive;
Block 6?l.?.'ts 1 to 9 inclusive, and Lots
26 t?. H Inclusive; Block 24?Lets 1 tw
jO inclusCve; Block 16?Lots 1 to 20 In?
clusive'; Bloi k 35?Lots 1 to 9 Inc/.usi've.
und Lots 2s" to 39 Inclusive; and Clock
34?Lot 39. said lots Iveing situated' >M
: he streets and alleys as laid down, aror
named . it said plat, 'which ":s herein*
made a part of Ithis deed.
WM. P. DKJPAtT5?TTRK. Trustee.
Sa-.e adjourned for two weeks?to IStfn
?lay oT February. 18!??.
\VM. P. DeSAUSSTHt'e.
Fel.r11.1-y 5. 1S98.
Sale- further adjourned for to weeks?
to .March 1st.
Sale UtartlveT postponed for tern days?
tv March 11. 1898.
March Hth. 1S9S.
Sale further po-.tpore.-d to 'March 21th.
1S98 oofmniencilng at 1:30 P. M.
March 12th, 1S9S.
Persons desiring further Information
an.', wishing to see the property will
(?11 on Powell Brothers & Kinir. who
ivt.I furnish maps and give all desiroj
particulars. office in basement of Citi?
zens and Marine Bank building, corner
Washington avenue and Twenty-sev?
enth street, Newport News, Va.
t ?F VALUiABIl .-!?: 11 EIA L tESTAT E.
By virtue of the provisions of a cer?
tain deed trust, bearing date 011 Au?
gust 14, IS9G, executed tu us as trustees
V..r tie- old1 Donnin on Uu l-Mng und
Loan Association, of the city ot Rich?
mond', Virginia, by Lau-ta 13. Brewer
!?>! ij#..nk G. Biewer, her husbuind,
and -'filly reci r.l--1 vn too clerk's office |
the Corporation Court for tins
S'.-wport News, Virginia, in deed I
; No. 2. page two nun ir-,1 und th-ir- |
ty-i ne. default having lb* en ma le an t'hf? I
la.ym-jnt ?'!' the debt, month'iy cues aind
merest therein se> tired, at the tvqu.-st
-f uhe lioard of d-litectors of che sad
>'. i Dominion Building un'd Loain Asso
:1ation we will sell at pulhlie auetli n
to t'ne hlglus-t bidder, on
r-HCKSl.AV. 31ST DAY OF MARCH,
IS9S, tu 11:30 o'clock A. 'M., on the pre?
mises, fa.- following property, to-wit:
All that certain lot, piece, or parcel
f ground, situated in the city of New?
port News. Virginia, known and de?
signates! on a certain map en't'i'lled,
"Map of part ..f the city of Newport
News." made by C. M. Braxti n, civil
eiiglinver, a copy of wthic'h was filed in
. lerk's office if the County Coui.it
. f th.- county of Wonvkk, Virginia. 1 n
the l?th day of October, by the lot
nuimbi r twenty-i me (21) im block num?
ber six (C), being the sum,- lot 1 r par?
cel of groundi conveyed to the said
Laura E. Brewer by J. G. Jon-.s and
wsfe by deed dated August S, 1S96, to
Kt'Uvor "K*Aa ?.V. aBd'.slasu'iar. tlse build?
ings, improvement, -rights, privileges
arAi appurtenances unto the raid lot be?
longing. 1 r in anywise appertaining.
TERMS:?For as cash as to as much
of ehe proceeds as may lie necessary to
pay the exp ns.es executing this
trust, und the amcutnt then due and
paya'bie on a count 1 1" the intlelbtedness
st-, ured by said deed of trust; and as
to the residue of such jriiv-riose- money,
if any there be, upon such terms as to
? ash or - r< d-lt as we may deem ?:>. st.
The credit payments, if any. to be se?
ed by Hen ' n tin- propesty.
J. TA VIJ Ht C.t.LYSi >.\"
unUi R. <:. BIOKFORD.
f~i oaianssioNERS' auction sai.k
V ) OF VA-LUABLE REAL ESTATE
iA!R T! Hi CITY OF NEWPORT
a exe- utlon t? a de-cree of tht> Law
und Equity Oo-urt of the City o? R'.ch
mona, in bhe suit of E. M. Crwtchfleld
ivr^i sues and otc plaintiff va. Now
N.rt News Company et als defendants,
.11 December ITth, 1S97, we, the under?
signed, win sell at pu'bl'ic auction, on
the premises, on
THURSDAY, MAROH 24TH, 1S99,
at 1:30 o'cii>ok 1'. M., the following
Lots 6 bo 17. excluding 9, Block No. 3.
Lots 18 to 37 in lt.ock No. 3, all of
Bl-.ek No. 4, all of Block No. 5, all of
Block No. 17, all of Block No. Is. Lots
10 .to 2.'. in Block Xo. 6. Lota 21 10 40 in
R.ock No. 24. Lots 21 to 40 in Dl.-ck N->.
1C. all of Blv. k No 19. all of Block No
20. all or Block No. 21, all of Block No.
22, al: of Block No. 23, all o* Block No.
39, al'l ot Block No. 40, all of Block No.
41. Lots 10 to 24 Ln Block No. 38, Tx>:s
to 33 in Block No. 38, uil of Block
?. 42. all of Block No. 43. all of Block
?. 44, all of Block No. 45, Lots 18 u>
in Block No. 47, Ix>ls 89 and 40 Jn
:>ck No. GO, tvK of Block 61, all i,t
3Ck No. G2 and Lots 10 t? 28 In Blcok
\ 4G as designated on a map of th?
property of th< Newport News Com.pa
ny made by Braxtwn, Chandler and
Ma.:-ye, engiineera, and of record in th?
clerk's office of .the County Court of
Elizabeth City ci-univ.
These lots Ke Immedl.iiely on the
electric car lino from Ne\v[>ort News to
Hampton, some of them facing on the
car JLne and. others on Hampton Roads.
Th-'a section is rapu'ldly building up and
offers ex-^e.ptional advanltages to tnveat
ors. Th,- lots are from 30 to 50 feet
front with a depth c.f 132 feet aand 19
end 20 foot alleys in the war.
W. P. DeSAITSSTTRB,
E. K. MONTAGUE,
March S. 1S9S.
E. E. Orutchfleld who sues
and etc. Plalratlff
Newport News Com-peny el
a s . Defendamta.
In the Law an'd Equity Court of the
City of R-lebmonki.
I, P. P. Winston, clerk of said court,
certify thiat the bond required oif the
.=p,>ciai com-missionvrs by the det-ree ln
s-alld caiuse of December 17, 1897. has
lieen dully given.
Glv.-n tinder my itinid this tOLh Ue-y
if December, 18y7.
P. P. WINSTON, Cierk.
The pnlo will be conducted by POW?
ELL BROS. & KINO, who will furnish
map-?! and give all desired Information.
Parties desiring further particu'arB
Will please call nt their office: ftv the
basement of the Citizens & Marine
Bank Building, corner Twenty-sevenCh
tre-.-t and Washington ?venu?.
DR. E. J. APPLEWI1ITE,
Office, Hariwood Building, Washington
avenue, near Tw.-nty-seventih street,
jy-7- ly_Newport News, Va.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
2809 Washington avenuo
REPAIR WORK A HPBQLAJL.TY.
The hats for Spring wear are
here. The styles are as interest?
ing as the prices we name this
season. The shades are new and
the shapes are the most becom?
ing that have been displayed for
many seasons. We have always
done the leading hat business of
the city, and this season we
have prepared our stock tc fur?
nish every young man with his
new SPUING BONNET at a
saving ol from fifty cents to one
dollar and a half on every pur?
chase. You will be interested in
the hats when you see the styles
and OUU figures.
Handsome bine of Boys* and Chil?
dren's Hats and (iaps.
2(500 Washington avenue.
Dr. R. Lee Robinson;
Now located nt corner
a over 1.1011 Pharmacy.
^Office Hours 9 A. M. to 6 P. M.
4 GOOD SET.
2 BEST SET.
% PARTI AL SETS.
Wash! rugtan avenue and Twenty-eighth street.
Sundays, 9 A. M. to 12 M..
.5 DOLO-ARS ?
^BRIDGE WORK AND CROWNS. 22 KARAT GOLD, ?5.00 IER TOOTH. ?
4 . .1 EXTRACTING.25 cents ^
Mv fir-t aim i-s t
PAINLESS EXTRACTING. .50 cent*
SriArEU FIULIXG.50 cents up P
(i'.LO FILLING.?1.00 up.
TEETH CLEANED.75 cents.
Having enlarged my already massive furni
^faLre_hou&e I am nowin a position to show to my
patrons the finest stock of goods ever oil e red in"
this city at prices to suit the most fastidious
I will not tire.you with rea-linsr the many
new and attractive designs of nio.iern furniture I
have in stock, but once inside tiie establishment?
our new styles will please you. >?ur prices will
make you laugh, and our easy Urms will do the
rest. Yours truly,
2803 and 2805 Washing
G.'R WEST, President. D. S. JONES.
sident. W. R. VEST, Cashier".
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $15 OOO
PAID IN DIVIDENDS. S15.S00.
A genera! banking business. Every facility offered fur safe and prompt
transaction of business on favorable ternu. The accounts of Corporations,
Firms and Individuals solicited. Special attention given *o collections. Drafts
drawn on all parts of the world.
A SPECIAL SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON' DEPOSITS OF $i AND UPWARD.
G. B. West, H. E. Parker, T. M. Benson, J. B. Jennings, L. P. Stearnes.
E. T. Ivy, D. 3. Jones, A. C. Oarrett. J. M. Curtis.
I W. 'A."Post, President. J. R. Swlnerton, Vice-President. J. A. Willett, Castsier
OF NEWPORT N EWS
I GftPlTftb $100,000- SURPLUS $27.000
W. A. Post, J. R. Swlnerton, M. B. Crowell, M. V. Douglsty,
R. G. Bickford. C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugene White, J. A. Willett.
Accounts of banks, carporatlons, merchants, individuals and firms invited.
We offer depositors every accommodation which their balances, business ?jj?
responsibility warraait. Sell our own drafts drawn on all orinei'pal citiel'of
SAFE DEPOSIT i SOX ES FOR RENT.
SCHMELZ BROS., BANKERS
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS..
Accounts of Individuals, firms and corporations solicited.
Collections made on All parts of the country. Foreign exchanges bought
md sold at lowest rates. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the world.
IN OUR DI Viet SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Deposits received from 10 cents to $5,000.00 and Interest allowed at the rate of
4 PER CENT. PER ANNUM.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
Only safety boxes in the city secured by time locks.
PURE ICE, ARC, X
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, fen Wiring done
GOLD STORAGE, on shovt notice,
ARC LIGHTS Inspection guarv
Incandescent Lirjhts, >anteed.
METER OR CONTRACT
Fixtures qi Faciory Prices
po wer. i "t;rr^r"1
Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
(Board of Directors meet thir.l Tuesday In each month.)