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A .MOST PAMOUS MODEL.
Tae "Woman Who Posed for Millet**
" The Ancclus."
1 Mere Adele. Millet's model for the
?^Angelus." litis for the first time had
ier fine features reproduced in the
plastic art. She h>is been painted,
sketched, photographed and posed for
painters and students, but it remained
>Jor Mr. Brooks of Boston to complete
>a half life-sized bust of the famous
model in wax-. It has been cast in
-plaster, and is soon to be reproduced
-in bronze and marble.
?This will probably be Adele's last ap
"pearance among the artists. She lias
Jong since given up jiosins and it was
not an easy task for the sculptor to
get her to pose. Though poor and al
"tnost in want, the old woman was sen?
sitive about having her pained, care?
worn and wrinkled features repro?
duced. She knew that portraits which
fpi? immortalize her. taken in all her
'strength, vigor, health and beauty,
bad been sent out to the world years
ago and, on the laurels which they
have brought her she was conteiiti d
to rest. Besides, she is now too fee?
ble to pose, for though only 58 years of
age. Mere Adele is a confirmed in?
valid and unable to move from h< r
easy chair without assistance,
si In. her simple-mitid dness Mere Adeie l
? is unconscious thai her beauty now. i
though another type, is far beyond j
i What it was when she was -Millet's I
, millet's Monur. tor tiik "ashem s."
favorite model. The- very brainy for
which Millet chose her lias become in?
tensified by her life of struggle, poverty
and care. The face is more tender,
more enduring, sweeter in expression
and bespeaks a life of honest toil, sup?
ported by undying faith.
f.j l She was horn within a stone's throw
of the little thatched cottage where
she now lives. Her father was a de?
serter from one of Napoleon's regi?
ments. He hid in liarbizon and later
married Adele's mother.
I Her earliest remembrances are of her
Jife in the fields, helping her father
to gather potatoes and turnips. At
the age of 15 she was taken into the
house of Mine. Millet as a domestic.
She took almost entire charge of the
painter's children and in her spare
I The story goes thai while she was one
day assisting her father in the fields,
Millet watched her front his suldio
window and made several sketches of
her in his sketch book. Just as he was
about to leave the window he saw the
father anil (laughter bow their heads
in prayer as the Angelus bell pealed
from the little Barbizon church tower.
It was then that lie conceived the idea
for the painting which made his repu?
tation, and which incidentally inade
"?" --that of his model.
;i I iliiylitK IJrinUs Wich Null*.
I There is an endless number of tricks
resorted to by the man with the fear?
ful and everlasting thirst to get a
drink after his financial means have
become exhausted. A new one comes
to the front, and a Pittsbtirg saloon?
keeper was the victim. During Hie
early morning the German proprietor
? of the place seated himself at one end
of the bar and read hist morning paper
%<*??? while wailing for trade. A glass work
% er who was known to the proprietor
- rushed into the place on his way to
i... work and threw something on the bar.
s?> It rolled off into ilie rinse tank back
3 of the bar.
i "I threw a dime over there, S-,"
he said, "but I guess you can find it."
; "Oh! that's all right, Jack. What
will you have';",
I ! "Give me a 'jigger,' " the man re?
The glass of che,;;, whiskey known
fe by that name was served and the man
..' hurried to work.
I The same tiling occurred twice
f again during the week, and on Satur?
day the tank was cleaned out.
; "You wiil find ihre? dimes in that
tank," said the proprietor to the wo
..; man who was doing the cleaning; but
? when the bottom of the tank was
reached a half dozen tcnpenny nans
t'; were found. The mar, had been w>*rk
%}. Ing the night bartender in the same
;K ? fashion.
I Cycling AIi iiil>i-r? i,r Parliament.
'? The bicycle is now so freely used by
members of the British Parliament
... that a special storeroom will have to
s * be erected for their accommodation at
Members of the feathered world
have proved apt pupils in cycling, and
'there are at least two cockatoos whose
command of the bicycle is as perfect
as it is wonderful. One belongs to the
Bellonls, the owners of a very talented
Xaraily of birds, and, besides ordinary
.'riding, it gives an aerial performance,
riding a tight wire. The other clever
^cockatoo was trained by Mile. Irma
Orbasono, and rides a trycicle. These
.?birds use their beaks for the purpose of
erlog their machines and pedal with
A NAVAL TRAGEDY.
OLD-TIME CATASTROPHE RECALLED
BY THE MAINE DISASTER.
The destruction or tne warsnip
Maine recalls a fearful tragedy in
United States naval history, iu which
the Secretaries of Stale anil the Navy
and oilier persons were instantly kiil
ed many were wounded, and the
President and several prominent
statesmen and high officials had ex?
tremely narrow escapes from death.
years ago, on the afternoon of Febru?
ary 2S, 1S44, on hoard the United
States war steamer Princeton, Commo?
dore Stockton, on the Potomac River,
about fifteen miles below Washington.
larger guns of Hie ships armament, a
new and to the commander a favorite
piece of ordanee.
To exhibit the superiority of these
new and formidable cannon Commo
eeived on board a large and bnl.tant
company of both sexes for an excur?
sion down the river. In this party
were included President Tyler, Mrs.
Robert Tyler. Miss Cooper, John Ty?
ler, Jr., from the White House; a
large number of officers, iu full uni?
form; all the members of Hie Cabinet,
except Mr. Spencer: many other per?
sons of high official rank. Senators
and Repres.entiit.ives. attaches and
secretaries of legation; Gen. Almonte,
Minister from Mexico, Ace. in till
about 400 persons.
When tho Princeton had fairly pass?
ed Fort Washington the Peacemaker
was shotted and fired, the effect of
which proved its remarkable power,
and won the admiration of all on
board. An hour afterward, by re?
quest, the piece was loaded for firing
a second time. The gun was now
pointed to leeward, and behind it
stood Commodore Stockton: a little
to the lefL of him Mr. J. Washington
Tyson, Assistant Postmaster-General.
By the slda or the latter, a little be?
hind him, stood Mr. Strickland of
Philadelphia, and a little to the right
of but behind him. Col. Ben ton of
Missouri, who had a lady at his arm,
ua<i .Itirige S. S. l'helps, Senator from
Vermont. To the leeward of the gun
stood Judge I'pshur. the Secretary of
State, and Gov. Gilmor, the Secretary
of the Navy; and a siiort distance be?
hind them Mr. Maxey, the late Charge
d'Affair.'s to^Belgium. By the side of
him stood the Hon. Mr. Gardiner of
New York and Commodore Kennen,
chief of the Navy Bureau.
On firing the gun a murderous blast
succeeded?the whole snip shook and
reeled?and a dense cloud of smoke
enveloped the entire group on the
forecastle; lust when this blew away
?an awful and heartrending scene pre?
sented itself to the view or the hushed
and agonized spectators. The gun had
burst at a point three or four feet from
tho breech, and scattered death and
destruction all around:
The lower part of the gun, from ihe
trunnions, to the breech, was blown
off. .Secretary i'pshur was badly cut
over the eye and in his legs, and ex?
pired in a very few minutes. Mr.
Gilmer of Virginia?under whose ofil
cial direction, as Secretary of the
Navy, lite power of this great gun was
tested?was likewise mortally wound?
ed and soon breathed his last. Mr.
Maxey had his arms and one of his
legs cut off. Mr. Gardiner of New
York?the future father-iii-la w of
President Tyler? and Commodore
Kennen died in about half an hour.
About a dozen sailors were badly
wounded; one was dead, and behind
him, Col. Bunion, Judge f'helps, and
Mr. Strickland, us if dead, were ex?
tended on the dsttk. Mr. Tyson of
Philadelphia, near by, was unhurt, al?
though a piece of tho gun had passed
through his hat about two inches from
his skull. President Tyler escaped by
a. close margin, he having been called
back from where he stood just a mo?
Col. Thomas Hart Benton. author of
"My Thirty Years in the Senate," the
father-in-law of Gen. Fremont, and
one of the most noted men of the old
regime, gives an interesting account
of Iiis own experience at the time of
the explosion. Among other things,
"Bleut. Hunt caused the gun In be
worked, to show the ease and precis?
ion with which her direction could be
changed, and then pointed down the
river to make the tire, himself and tne
gunners standing near the breach on
the right. I opened my mouth wide
to receive the concussion in the inside
as well as on the outside, so as to
lessen the force of the external shock.
1 saw the hammer pulled back, heard
a tap, saw a flash, felt a blast in the
face, and knew that my hat was gone;
and that was the lust thai 1 knew of
the world or ot myself for a time, of
which 1 could give no account.
"The first that I know of myself or
of anything afterward was of rising up
at Lhe broach of the gun, seeing the
gun llself split open: two scann n, the
blood oozing from their ears and nos?
trils, rising and reeling near me. and
Commodore Stockton, hat gone and
face blackened, staadi bolt upright,
staring fixedly upon the shattered
gun. 1 had heard no noise, no more
than the dead. 1 only knew thai the
gun had burst frcm seeing Its frag?
ments. I hud gone through the ex?
perience of a sudden death, as If
from lightning, which extinguishes i
knowledge and sf nsation, and take
on? out of the woild wi hunt thought |
or feeling. I 'Mrs* I know what it
is to die without knowing it, and that
such a death is nothing to him that
What Vo'??t lellS a story of two I
young women with bright auburn hair !
who had just sat down to luncheon at
the Berkeley Arms, New York City,
when a llorid matron with a crimson
dress took a seat opposite, and, aflet
glancing tit her neighbors and examin?
ing the menu, remarked to the
waiter that red-head ducks were
not served that day. Then thi
waiter came around to get the
young women's order, whereupon one
of th?m glanced at the florid woman
and then at the bill of fare, and said I
to her sister: "The boiled lobster Is not |
an the b?l.**
w >*??, H Jean get wlint you want at LASH'S? froni a joint of stove
f fi gl gpipe to a diamond ring. Tin-latest pa; terns of all modern
' 1 S 1 I you are nol quite'' rfiadv to buy yet come in and look
? ? 'I 9 around?it costs you nothing to look?then you can get an
\Jf ti1?J ide.-t wlint you want to Cornish your house with.
Tear up your old carpets mid pur down nice fresh mattings and
buv them liere. Over 200 rolls to select from.
Vour hut ler will molt and your*in?ats and vegetables spoil with?
out a refrigerator. We bitve" the Farson. the liest on the market.
Save motiev, worry and iue.it by using a Farson.
Ladies, you don't have In hurn your s?lf und y?ur husband's
money up this summer cooking on mi old wal sto've. We can fur?
nish vott with the famous Dangler nil or gasoline stove. No ashes,
no beut, no wal bills. Perfectly safe ami cheap. Every one guar?
Baby carriages - the celebrated Key wood. The kind that don't
need p~ush\ng to l>c sold. 11 y.tse any at all use a Hey wood, or
else can y ( he ehild. for children don't make smart men and women
unless rolled in :i Heywood carriage.
We.take pains in selecting good, serv let-able and stylish goods.
Our stock is more complete tban ever. Our prices are merely noth?
ing win pared wii li other stores. Our time is yours to show you the
goods, and we will give von good terms on what you buy. Now we
could not he any lutire liberal unless we would gfve you the goods.
We wont do that, bill we will give them to yon on stich easy terms
that von will never miss ,\ hat von pay forthem.
' Know tiie Place?2803 and 2805 Washington avc.
THERE IS ONLY ONE
. 11. bOO l\
4 Now i eat-l at corn-,,- ? ^
i over I-.1<m1 Pharmacy.
4jof!!ce Hours 3 A. M. to 5 V. M.
?nu,: and Twenty-eighth street,
Sundays, 9 A. M. to 12 M.
rCCTH .5 DOLLARS ?
2be<5T set .I rr ln.S DOLLARS*
'f- -Vi'Tf H i i - I l-l- I l I .. IS I'iROTOBlION ~
BRIDGE WORKAND CROWNS, 22 KARAT COLD. $5.00 PER TOOTH.
yfr ^yr tfjp
PAINLESS EXTRACTING.-50 cent
.;. ?ED FIBLLXG.*l-00 up
.50 cents up '
1$ Contains a graphic description of the great naval
0-* event, at the shipyard Thursday, together with
^ copiously illustrated descriptive articles about
# the shipyard, the city of Newport News, the
*|5 light between the Alabama and Kearsarge, the
United Slates Xavy and many other interesting
^ I'eat tires. The edition is printed on book paper
^ and is the handsomest publication ever issued in
g& Newport News. Send a copy to your friends at
^ Price: 5 Genfs,
^ Pi TT T I i J' OFFICE <>r- PUBLICATION.
Those Who Cilve Trading Stamps.
Directi iry of merchants now giving I Clothing Co., 3000 "Washington a ve.:
trading stamps in Newport Neu-: Klias Pevser, 2715 Washington ave.;
Biikery?it. A. .Tcsser, 8020 Wash- Philips \ Muistoii, 2001 Washington
ingtoii a ve. ave.
Bicycles ;mti Sundries?alaguyro &i\ (>'roeerlos?M<- Xai n (" James, 232
Small". 251i;W'asliington ave. 2Stli sr.; Wolf Lew, 3212 Washington
Boots and Shot-Phillips & Mars- a re: G. Albert Lou/.. 2500 Jefferson
ton, Washington avenue and 20th st.; I ave; 1'.. Grail'. 21st sr., and Jefferson
Klias l'i'vser. 2715 Wasliinglon itve.; 1 ave; BrightwelUV Hurt. 3U0li Lafav
Baltimore Clothing Co., 3001! Wash-1 ette ave; Hollan & Ward, 3808 Lafay
ingtoti ave.: Ii. Sommers, 2000 Wash- Juste ave; N ve ,V Jennings, 1013 27th
inglon ave. sr; L. A. Be'vil! A" Co., 2:',2 2-lth st: It.
Clothing?Klias Peyser, -'715 Wash- L Woodsou. Bill 27th sr.
ton a ve.: Baltimore Clot hing <'?.. liOUli | Hats and < laps?H. Sommers, 200C
nil,1. 1 Washington ave.
I la rness?A. J. Clark.222 27th st.
Jeweler and Optician? John J
P.-iliner. 222 28th st.
Laundry?Newport News Steam
Lamulrv, 2l:i 271 h sr.
Moni Markets-W. H. Sears. 8103
Washington ave; B. B. Wilkins. Ml
27th st; K. Graff, Jefferson ave., and
21si st: Ii. N. Gordon, 8-110 Lafay
China, (ilass and Queensware?The
Adams Baek.-l Store, 2805 Washing?
ton ave.: Joseph i\ instein, 28il St.
Cigars and Tobacco?O. 15. Law?
rence, 2507 Washington avc.
Confectionery and Ice Cream ? 11.
A. .lesser. 3020 Washington ave.
j Druggists?Klor's Drug Store, 2008
I Washington ave.; Klor's Central
Drug Store. 2711 Washington ave.:
I Kloi's ITi? Town Drug Store, Wash?
ington ave. and :; Ith st.
Drv Goods?A. P. Hlitlgins & Son,
oppo'siie P. O.
Dyeing ami i'I.-a hing Virginia
Sleiini i ieaningaml Bye Works, John
Aiisi : inn, pri iprielor.
Gents' furnishings?II. Sommers,
Photographers?Rush & Shaw. 2013
Washington ave. Special photo?
graphing on handkerchiefs.
Printers-Bright. & Belch, 317 25th
Ball iniore j '1
Stationery?C. B. Lawrence, 2507
Teas. Coffees and Spices?Michigan
A Good Judge of Fuel
wlil nt-ver burn anything but our high
;ing purposes, hut
I long continu.-d
economical .n the
6 6. SMITH & GO.,
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
'Phone 2G21. tin 2>su.w&f0m
J. K. 8WJNKKTOH, Clmmc?
31'KCIAB RATHS TO C0MMKR0IA1
AMERICAN AKD BJTJHOPEAH PiUaN.
aricity of stylos and novel
fitted wiiiuli ohocmlaites,
cStoice ocmifeatli'oin i,ry we
e cakeb and surprises for
'morning that will make
rahle to young and old.
A. B. WiLHJNK,
_'1T Twenty , v< nth street, near Wasih
VA, TRANSPORTATION CO.,
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
S t or age War eh ouse.
Freight, Baggage, Safes and Furni?
ture Carefully and Promptly Moved.
All kinds of Hauling done at low
'RRONB i53V P. O. BOX 1?. j
(To Get Money
Sell Pure Drups for It.
We are ieaders in the city
Sell g-ood cigars for it.
We have the finest line in
Sell Tenney's candies for it.
We sell the only genuine
in the city.
Sell cut flowers for it.
We are the only rlace
that handle them..
Sell toilet articles for it.
We have the best assort?
ment in the city.
is our specialty.
Send us yours.
Im. G. Burgess,
Bear Paw Buffte,
448 TWENTY-EIGHTH STREET,
Q W. Todd, Proprietor.
A Gentleman's Place.
Here ore a Sew of my specialties;
Old Virginia Mountain Brands,
Old Clemmer Honey Blossom,
Braddoek's Maryland Rye,
?rwood Montlce.lo, Monongahela,
pe.ve-U Sour Mash. Old Cix.w,
Taylor's Hand-made Sour Mash,
Oscar Pepper, J. E. Pepper,
Jefferson Club, Guckenheimer,
Murry Hill Club. Old Kentuck,
Our l'et Eastern Rye,
~?port Kentu ky,
Shenandoah and North Curtoillna Apple
pie Brandy. The most approved brands
of rum. pin, cordials, etc., blackberry.
Sherry, Wild Cherry Wine anil Port
Wines. The finest brands of union male
cigars. Everything first-class.
Oo to the Bear Paw Buffet for one of
and tidings for /Hen's
Wear. We have pre?
pared for your selec?
tion a most 1 rand
some stock of
r aster sui ts.
I- aster hats
There is nothing
wanting in our store
to fit you for the sea?
son at. a reasonable
price from head to
foot. We await your
Our Boys' Depart?
ment is replete with a
nobby and durable line
of Suits. Shoes and
Mats. Bring your boys
to us for their school
and Easter suit.
We arc prepared to show the ladies
the most exquisite line of uji to date
SHOHS and would be pleased to have
them call and examine our stock.
IN ATONAL OUILDING
Offered to anyone bringing mc a Watch h
cannot put in first-class order,
f\. J. HAUSER, . . .
.... WflTGflES AND JEWELRY
Wo. 208 Twenty-eighth Street,
auaJEMm Newport Nevra, jVa,
New Spring at. Don't Disappoint us
To do all of the clothing
business this Spring, but wo
want to get a good share of
it. We are preparing our
stock to meet the require?
ments of ttie most fastidious
men in the city. When you
thiok proper to get your
Heady Made Suit, do not
IF YOU intend to have
your suit made to measure
for Easter, leave your.order
with us NOW. We are pre?
paring to show you a very
handsome line of fabrics,and
guarantee satisfaction in fit,
yliape aud workmanship.
We ex ect to sell you your
2(50(3 Washington avenue.
H 2517 Washington avenue, nearly opposite P. O.,
g is the place to lind almost everything you want
H in notions, shirts, overalls, muslin and gauze un
H derwear. children's dresses, knee pants, jackets,
S ty we
? weis, ribbons, ho.-,e, pins, needles, china,
tinware, toys. etc. In prices and truali
second to none. Prices vary from lc to
SUE M. Ci AK ROTT & CO.
O. B. WEST, President. D. S. JONES, Vice-President. W. B. VEST, Cashier.
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $15 000
PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15,500.
A general hanking business. Every facility offered for uafe and prompt
transaction of business on favorable termj. 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 OP Cl AND UPWARD.
G. B. West, H. E. Farkar, T. M. Benson, J. B. Jennings, L. P. Stearnes,
E. T. Ivy, D. S. Jones. A. C. Garrett. J. M. Curtis.
W. A. Post, President. J. R. Swinerton, Vice-President. J. A. Willett, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OP NEWPORT NEWS.
GftPlTftb $100,000- SURPLUS $27,000
DIREC TORS :
W. A. Post, J. R. Swinerton, M. B. Crowelh M. V. Dougilty,
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 accommodat ion which their balances, business and
responsibility warrant. Sell our own drafts drawn on all principal cities of
DEPOSIT BOXES 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 exchangee bought
and sold at lowest rates. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the worhi.
IN OUR DIME S VINGS DEPARTMENT
Deposits receive! 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 boxe? in the eity secured by time locks.
PUKE ICE, ARC, * X
Bell Wiring done
GOLD STORAGE, on snoi*t notice,
ftRG LIGHTS Inspection guar?
Incandescent Lights, anteed.
METER OR CONTRACT
Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
(Board of Directors meet third Tuesday in each month.)
If you want a building lot
Buy it of the
Old Dominion Land Company
Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the
Finely located business lots on Washington ave.
Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth City, War?
wick and York Counties.
Old Dominion band Company?
ROOM NO. 11.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M.