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A new arrival froih our,
Northern Factories and just?
ly named after a celebrated j
is justdike the admiral
We Have If
in four shades?black, brown.
pearl and tan?and though |
> the price should be $8.00
While they last you may have
mem for $2.00.
Blue serges and black
serges, both rH^.1 and dou?
ble breasted. The proper
:ng for summer we?.r.;
ildre?iJs^clothes at prices I
all pocket books, and j
"diing values at that.
ueen Street, Hampton, Va. [
.Look for the red front.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Newport News, Hampton and Old
Point Railway Company, held on
Thursday, the 19th day of May, 1898,
the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That a general meeting |
of the stockholders of this company
be held at the ofliee of the company
in the town of Hampton, Va., at 12 1
o'clock on Tuesday, the 2Sth day of |
June, 1898, aud that this notice be
published for thirty days in the'
Hampton Monitor, a newspaper pub?
lished in the town of Hampton, and I
the Newport News Press, a newspa
per published in the citj of Newport
News. HKNKV L. SCHMELZ,
May 21, 1896. Secretary
BroM & Hoagland,
'OFFICE?The little cottage oppo?
site Poplar avenue,
'. , S?OCK BOX 226,
Also Notary.Ppb'ic with seal. A
Specialty of lots contiguous to Hump- j
on and Phoebus.
ie Very Thing
Co Send to Sons and
)pposite the. Postdllce
\ B. MESSENGER,
lips. Sash, Blinds & Doors
'?. Gaoi-u Street, : SAMPSON, WJi* .
' k;0.v;99%ie9^ ' ? ._.
3Ef-A-Si^pW i?Sy?ij^I??Siip?M?B'.' 7
able for the furniture delivery busi?
ness. Apply to J. B. BRITTING
HAM. Hampton Furniture Co.
Bonds For Sale.
The school board of Elizabeth City
co-jnty, Virginia, will receive sealed
proposals for an Issue of $15,000 5 per
cei t. bonds dated June 15. 1898. and ma?
turing in thirty years. Interest paya?
ble annually. The right Is reserved to
reject any or all bids. For further par?
J. W. RICHARDSON,
Clerk of School Board, Hampton, Va.
NEWPORT NEWS ADS.
? > 0 < t Sr&^& ?
j When Visiting Phoebus Gal! at
j PHOEBUS CAFE,
J Indies and Gents dining parlor.
5 Meals at all hours, also lodging.
* Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
\ THOS. fl. DOUTHTY,
i Formerly proprietor of Railroai
j, Mouse, Newport News. Your
I patronage solicited. Give us a
} Mellen street, near Mallory.
I PHOEBUS, va
? Eat at
MACREY'S . . .
j . RESTAURANT.
Meals at all hours. Flrst-elasis Din?
ner, 2Ec. From 12 to 2 1'. M. The best |
that the market affords In every re?
spect. Came In season. Suppers fur?
nished to parties on short notice.
Cor. Washington Avenue and 2th St.
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED
\*Y SECOND SHIPMENT OF
THIS DELIGHTFUL FOUN?
TAIN BEVERAGE "S. K."
PRESENT YOUR TICKETS
AT ' MY FOUNTAIN AND
GET A GLASS.
? YOU WILL LIKE IT.
I INTRODUCED IT HERE
AND KNOW HOW TO
.DON'T FORGET. BRING
ME YOUR TICKETS.
THEY ARE WORTH 5 CTS.
TO YOU AND 6 OENTS TO
Wm. G. Burgess
WAR IS ON
AND SO IS
44S Twenty-eifc-hth stret,
is the place to get cold?ice cold?beer
on draught, also National and Pabat
Export Beer?ice cold.
Hint Julips and all mixed drinks.
The finest brands of pure whiskey
always tarried in stock, Claret
Wines and all seasonable drinks.
Todd's Private Stock at 25c a pint
Is as good as any that costs double the
B5T Per feet order always main tatnod
A gentle-man's place.
[HE BEAR PAW BUFFET
4-18 Twenty-eighth street,
Q W. Todd, Proprietor.
EYE 3PECIALIST. ?
i6C3 Washington ave..r ex port News.Va
He makes an exanJnatl n of your eyes,
ascertaining Jus:, what is needed In the
way of glasses, radical treatment, etc.
Th. costs you nothing?other specialists
charge you from 41 to $10. Examination
tree, and satisfaction guaranteed. No
?bargt? la made for visits to the houffea
i of patient* in this ity or Hampton. Of
. flee to Klor"a dr.? >? ore,2808 Washington
I ?renne- Offlo* ." ours: 9 to 1 a., m.. <ta?
^Hampton Bureau of ?he Baily Press,
King Street, near, ?ueen, opposite the new Postoffice.
AH news letters for publication In this department should be addressed to
Dally Frees Bureau, Hampton.
The Daily Press will be found for sale every morning at the following
Hampton?PostofBce" news 'stand, Colbert's book store, and at the King
Old Point?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlln
Hotel and Sherwood Hotel.
Talk of Sending the Fourth
HAMPTON'S BOYS READY
Public School KxeroUe* Yesterday. Talk
luir About h CompaDj of liouie Ciuarda.
New Volunteer Company Urgau
Iztug- Other Muttern.
After all the Peninsula Guards may
never see Cuba. Yesterday word came
by letter from several members of the
company that the Fourth regiment
may be sent to the Philippines under
General Merritt. This will not be pleas?
ant news to those people of Hampton
who have been nursing the hope that
even If the men are ordered to Cuba
they will not be called upon to take
part in a battle. More than one wo?
man whose heart has gone out alter
her boy has found comfort in this
thought. They have steadily refused
to believe that their sons were going
into real war.
But now that there Is a probability
that the regiment will go to Manila
they will have new cause for sorrow.
The Philippine Islands are nearly ten
thousand miles from Hampton, and.
like Cuba, lie under the blazing rays
of a tropical sun. The journey from
this city to Manila would cover a peri?
od of about five weeks, provided noth?
ing should occur to retard the passage
after leaving San Francisco, the port
at which troops destined for those far
away shores are embarked. -The
thought of this great stretch of land
and water lying between themselves
arid their boys is quite enough. If there
were not other things to consider, to
start afresh the material fountain, to
tears. But there are other things that
come in for a share of this sorrowful
reflection, and those who are deeply
concerned will want to know what they
are. But there will be time enough to
make them known after it has been
definitely settled to send the Fourth
to the Philllpi'nes. But this Is the dark
side of the future. It has a bright side.
There are well informed men who be?
lieve that the end of the war is in sight
and some have gone so far as to de?
clare that peace will have been declar?
ed before the expiration of a fortnight.
In the e%-ent that this prophecy is
borne out. Company D may soon be at
home telling their happy mothers and
bright-faced sweethearts stories of
war's stern alarms, with graphic ac?
counts of what they would have done
if they had only been afforded the op?
portunity. With Admiral Cervera in
Santiago harbor and unable to get out.
and with a score or so of our great
e-nns turned upon Morro Castle and the
Porto Ricon city of San Juan, at the
same time It may not be necessary to
sacrifice the lives of our soldiers in
order to haul down the Spanish
standard In the island of Cuba and
But let it be remembered that the
talk about sending our boys to Ma?
nila is only talk. At present it amounts
to nothing more than a rumor and
there Is absolutely nothing to warrant
the statement that is will ever rise
lhove that condition. But if it should,
be it said to the credit of Company D.
the boys are ready to go. That is what
Lhey write. They enlisted for the war
md they are willing to obey any call
ihat their country may make.
SCHEME OF POLITICIANS.
Hampton People Criticize the Election
of Capt. Terrell Major of the Fourth.
A high tide of Indignation swept
through Hampton Thursday night
when the news was received that Cap?
tain Hop* had been defeated in the
contest for major of the Fourth regi?
ment. In view of the fact that for a
long time he has ranked first in the
line of promotion, to say nothing of hla
Qualifications for the position, which
are admitted by'all who know, him, his
friends here?Confidenttly expected that
he would carry off the honor. Indeed,
it was the certainty -which they felt
that any fairly conducted contest must
end in his favor, that gave birth to the
sharp comment which was heard on all
sides yesterday morning. But If any?
thing were needed to intensify the
caustic character of these utterances
it was supplied in the statement, which
became current at an early hour, that
Captain Hope's claims upon the office
couid not be considered because he Is
so unfortunate as to be a non-resident
of the city of Norfolk. This Bent, the
cauldron of indignation to,the boiling
point in short order and long, before
noon talk of a public meeting began to
be heard. Such a step may take place
at an early date, in which case the
military sharp of the Peanut City and
their* political allies at the .capital \ylll
at least be treated to some vigorous
expressions of opinion.
No one here doubts that Captain
Terrell owes his advancement to a
scheme devised and carried out by
cunning politicians, and that they were
aided by high State officials in Rich?
mond. Even Governor Tyler, before
whom Hon. E. E. Montague and others
from this city laid the plain facts of
the case, is severely criticized by men
who were front and foremost In ad?
vancing his election. It may be, how?
ever, that this criticism is premature.
At all events, it is not known that the
governor took any part in the conspic?
acy alleged to have been devised to
overthrow Captain Hope. But be thai
as it may, Democrats of the greatest
prominence in this city will continue to
hold him under suspicion until he shall
have furnished satisfactory evidence,
of his innocence. .
Attorney S. Gordon Cumming, who is
well versed In the methods of proced?
ure prevaling in the regular army In
the matter of promotions, said yester?
day morning that the election of Cap?
tain Terrell was not In harmony with
military usage. Had It occurred before
the men were mustered into the service
of the United States the case would
be different and the proceedings would
have to be accepted as having been
conducted in accordance with law. But
the moment Company D, by the en?
listment of its members in the regular
service, lost Its identity as a State or?
ganization, it became subject to the
rules governing the United States
army. Captain S. B. Wood, Sheriff
Curtis, William Westwood and other
well informed veterans, who have kept
pace with the changes in military or?
ganizations regarding promotions,
view the question in the same Sight. If
the position assumed by these gentle?
men Is correct, the commissioned offi?
cers of the Fourth regfment had no
right -whatever to go into the election
of a successor to- Major Hodges. The
rankink captain of the regiment was
entitled to the place, and Captain
Hope, occupying that position, should
have been made major in accordance
with military usage in the regular
THE WEST END SCHOOL.
Interesting Exercises and Many Pro?
The closing exercises of the West
End school, in charge of Misses Lin
wood Stubbs and lima Von Schilling,
took place at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. Many of the patrons of the
school were present. County Superin?
tendent Willis spoke briefly to the pu?
pils, who had made very satisfactory
progress during the term. .Misses
Stubbs and Von Schilling have proved
the wisdom of entrusting them with
educational interests in the West End.
The program of exercises was as fol?
Chorus, by the school; "William
Penn." by Ida Davis: "George Wash?
ington," by Croswell Hopkins; "Flow?
ers," by Annie Rowe; "Japan and its
People," by Cleveland Lordly: "Vir?
ginia," by Jacob Ferguson; Chorus:
"John G. Whittier." by Annie Rowe;
"War with Spain." by Hampton Hunt;
Chorus; "The Battlshlp Maine," b>
Bruce Bentley; "Pense, the Little Chi?
nese Girl," by Mary Roche: "Clouds."
by Daisy Thomas; "Dolls," by Violet
Powell; "Pocahontas." by John C.is y.
The children that took part In the
exercises acquitted themselves In a
manner which was creditable both to
themselves and their teachers. The
promotions were as follows:
From the llrst to the second grade?
Raymond Brittingham. ' Annie Bur
bank, Fay Howard. Emilie D'estll,
Athl Massle, Jessie Topping;, Viola
Shields, Violet Pewell. Bertha Uaynes,
;Bessie Wlnglield, Sloan Ford; Bessie
Day. Innal Sinclair, Herbert Topping.
Probation?Jessie Wilson. Tomraie
Rowe. Jimie Day. Mary Shackelford.
Bertha Winder, Bertie Keeling, Jessie
From the second to the third grndi?
Daisy Thomas, Lois Copehxnd, Bertie
Harwood, Mary Shackelford, Bruce
Bentley. Bosa Giddings, Hugh Barney,
Margaret Massie. Croswell Hopkins,
Maggie Davis, Annie Rowe, .Maud
From the third to the fourth grade?
Emily Lewelling. Cleveland Lordly,
Ida Davis, Elanor Ransome, Mary 3
Roche, John Casey. Alice Brittingham.
Thenla Hopkins, Willie Richardson,
Probation? Clara Awry, Finnic Len?
thal. Parker Brittingham.
From the fourth to the fifth grade?
Jacob Ferguson. Hamilton Hunc-Jimle
Casey, Helen Burbank. Maude How?
ard, Clifford Thomas, French Buchan?
an, Lina Hudgins.
COMMENCEMENT LAST NIGHT.
There": Was Standing Room Only at
. The. commencement exercises of .'tlifc?
public schools of this city, winch todk
place at Armory Hall 'last night, were
witnessed by hundreds of people. A
lengthy and Interesting program was
arranged by Professor Cowles. hut at
the hour of filing this report there were
still more members on the program. In
arder to present it all at one time,
which could not have been done hist
night on account of the Inability of the
Dally Press' correspondent to reach
Newport News after 11 o'clock. Profes?
sor Cowles requested that it be with?
held for Sunday morning's issue., when
it will appear in-full, with a roll list of
the promotions in all the grades.
? " A HOME GUARD.
Veterans Talk About Forming a Com?
A number of leading men here, a ,
majority of whom saw service in the '
:lvil war, are seriously considering the
question of organizing a company of :
home guards. Since Captain Hope's :
:o'mpany left Hampton the community
s entirely without military protection, ,
ind would be helpless in the event of a
riot. It is true that there are soldiers
it Old Point, two miles away, and the
garrison there was reinforced Thurs
?ay by the arrivail of nearly TOO troops
from Maryland, but it is not certain
that the people of Hampton could de?
pend upon them in case of need. At'
any rate, in view of the demoralizing
influences of war, the formation of a
company of home guards is recognized
as a step of great importance.
The organization, as above stated,
will be;.>r.Kft\v mQ,ipaup of veterans of
ihe- iate war. ll will be - ?omp.any in
which the blue and the gray will oiar?>,
together. Of course, there will be
young men in it: mainly those, how?
ever, who are so situated that they
cannot, enlist for service in Cuba. In
addition to being of great service in
the event of an outbreak of lawless
men at home, the guards might be de- ?
pended upon to repel the attacks of
any predatory bands of Spaniards who
might succeed in effecting a landing in
the event that there should be any na?
val movements of importance in
Hampton Roads. This is a possibility
exceedingly remote. it is true, but
things unexpected and apparently Im
poslsble frequently occur in war times.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES.
Mr. C. C. "Kent, general secretary, of
Newport News, will speak at the men's
meeting tomorrow at 4:30 o'clock P. M.
The regular morning prayer service
will be at 8:30. A. M., and the Boys
Gospel Army at 2:30.
The association wishes to thank tho:e.
persons who generously contributed to
make up the purse or $25 for the Y. M
C. A. tent at Camp Lee. If there an:
others who wish to contribute to this
work, which especially appeals, to
Hampton, now that so many of her
hoys are there, the general secretary
will gladly forward the amount lo the
camp. At last report there had been
seventy-five decisions for Christ
among the soldier boys. ?
A COUNTY WEDDING.
Mr. William H. Saunders, of Tennes?
see, and Miss Nettie Todd, of thisr'coun
ty, were married Wednesday evening
at the residence of the bride's parents,
on Sawyer's Swamp. Mr. Saunders is
a soldier and came to Virginia to claim
Miss Todd as his bride before leaving
for Cuba. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. Andrew Todd, an esteemed citizen
of this county. He is well known in
SERGEANT HULL HERE.
Sergeant Tyler Huli, of the Peninsula
Guards, was here yesterday on a. leave
of absence. He reports the boys at
Camp Lee as well and happy. Sergeant
Hull says that the Impression that the
men are not well fed Is a mistake.
Their bill of fare is all that the most
fastidious,soldier could desire.
NEW VOLUNTEER COMPANY.
Mr. S. E. Blckford. Major Hope, Mr.
Earnest Holtzclaw and others are
forming a new volunteer company in
this city. Thirty-five names have been
received. Mr. Holtzclaw said last ev
antes fhkv >rW Por?v<>sV?** win ?u-ui in
the J'ogulur army In cae? H Iwcoiiie?
A porpoise hunt in which a number
of leading citizens participated took
place in Hampton Creek yesterday at- !
ternoon. Two of the animals were cor?
nered above the Qcrt'en street bridge.
The sport lusted several hours and re?
sulted in the killing of one porpoise.
Services will be conducted in the
Christian church Sunday morning by
Rev. \V. 13. Powell, of Newport News
and in the evening by Rev. Alfred
Brunk. of Hanover.
Miss Mitylene Cowles. sister of Pro?
fessor Dudley R. Cowles. who has been
attending the University of Nashville
for the past sesion, will return to her
home on Hope street today.
Many of the teachers of the Hampton
Graded School will leave for Washing?
ton the early part of next week to ob?
serve the methods employed in the
excellent schools of tiie national capi?
President Lyon G. Tyler, of William
and Alary College. Wllliamsburg, vis?
ited Hampton yesterday, and. on be?
half of his college. received the
scholorship given by the Hampton
MAY 31ST IS YOUR LAST DAY
FOR COUPONS AT J. F. ROWES.
FINANCE AND COMMERCE
Market Quotations From the
Leading Business Centers
NEW YORK MONEY MARKET.
NEW YORK, May 2T.?Money on call
steady ltbl 1-2 per cent.; last loan, 1 1-2
per cent.; price mercantile paper, ?1-2
?@4 1-2 per cent.: sterling exchange.
Ihm, with actual business In bankers'
bills at 4.SG 1-40-1.SG 1-1! fur demand, and
at 4.S4 1-4W4.S4 1-2 for sixty days.
Posted rates. 4.S5 and 4.ST 1-2. Commer?
cial bills, 4..M1@4.S31-2. Silver certifi?
cates, f.81-4(0)58 .1-4. Bar silver. 5T T-S.
Mexican dollars, 45 1-4. Government
bonds, irregular: state bonds, dull;
railroad bonds, firm; government bonds
si ea dy.
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
NEW YORK, May 2T.?The stock
market enjoyed a period of strength
this morning, but the early gains were
practically all wiped out before the
day ended, except in the lew special
stocks which sustained the list all day.
Even some of those closed aL prices as
low or lower than last night's closing.
Rock Island was the most conspicu?
ous figure in the railroad list and was
advanced almost two points in the
early trading but saved only a little
over a point of its net gain. The grang?
ers as a group shared in this strength
and there was good buying also in the
Vanderbilts. London was a buyer of
the international stocks in this market,
toul there were conspicuous gains in the
case of several other isolated stucks.
Later weakness in the market was un?
doubtedly due to a growing doubt, as
to the whereabouts of the Spanish fleet.
The total sales of stocks today were
2TG. 300 shares.
Baltimore & Ohio. 1?
Canada Piic.lic . 84J
Canada Southern. 5: 4
Chesapeake & Uhio. 21s
Chicago &i Alton. lfttt
Chicago, Hurlington & Quiuuy.. 102
0. C. C. &St.L. -141
do do prof'tl. 7G
Delaware Si Hudson. 108
Delaware, Lack. & W.10
Brie (new). 12
fort Wayne. 108
threat Northern pref'd. 173J
Illinois Central. 10l?
Lake Shore . 1004
Louisville & Nashville. WSJ
Manhattan L. 1055
Michigan Central. 105}
Missouri Pacific. 35
Mobile & Uhio. 28
New Jersey Central. 05
New York Central. 11"
Norfolk & Western. 13$
Northern Pacific. 2(ig
do pref'd. CO
Kock Island. 10.4g
it. Paul. U8g
do pref'd . 148
Southern Pacilie. ltii
Southern Railway. bs
do pref'd. 30}
Texas & Pacific. 111
Union Pacilie pref'd.. 58*
Ailains Express.....-. "JO
American Express. 128
United States Express. 411
Wells Faruo Express. 117
American Tobacco. 1081
do pref'd . 117
People's Gas. 1004
Consolidated Can. 11)24
Ueueral Electric. 3IH
Pacific Mail. 27g
Pullman Palace. 1884
Silver Certificates. 68?
i do prefd . 113|
Tennessee Coal.& Iron. 2&S
kVestern Union. JilJ
Ohieago Northwestern.. 1284
do pref'd. 171
CUicaao Great Western. 14i
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
CHICAGO, May 2T.?Good weather,
favorable crop reports here and abroad,
lack of short interest and -weak cables,
caused a decline in wheat today. July
lost 31-2 cents and September 1
1 3-8 cent. Corn declined 3-8461-2 and
oats 1-4. In provisions the declines
22 1-2 in pork, 15 cents in lard and 10
cents in ribs.
WHEAT? Open High Low Closed
May 175 175 170 175
July 11" 1104 1044 10U4
Sept 8(if 80* 84? 84}
? Dec. ? ? 824 82!? 804 80g|
May 31 33 g 3JJ 32} I
Jnly 32? 334 324 8*'J
Sept 33? 81g 33J 33g |
May 274 274 27 27
July 244 841 241 24 41
Sept 22 224 21J 21J
May 11 75 11 80 11.55 11.55
July 11.80 11.00 11 05 11.05
May 0.17j 6.20 6.05 0 0741
July 0.274 0 30 ?.15 0 15
May 5.874 5.95 5.85 5.80
July 6.1)5 ?.024 5.90 5 90
Cash quotations w< re as follows:
j Flour quiet; No 2 yellow corn, 334;.No.
2 spring wheat, 120; No. 3 spring
.wheat, llo(rfcl:!0; No. 2 red, 170;
No.- 2 corn, 33; No 2 oats, 274;
No. 2 white, 30J; No. 3 white,
i ?30; No. 2 rye, 00; No 2 barley,
|38<&45; No. 3, -; No 3 -
?;K6. 1 flax Beetl, 129@1'41; priiuol
timothy scud, 2.80; mess pork per
barrel 11.55i?lL00;lard per 100 pounds
|0 10<r&6.15; short ribs sides loose,]
15 7?<?)?.lO; dry salted si.- nlders,
.boxed 5@5?; short oleaa sides,
boxed, firstname.lastname@example.org; whiskey dis ''lera'
finished goods, per gallon, -?;
BALTIMORE PRODUCE MARKET.
BALTIMORE, May 27.?Flour?Dull;
' Wheat?Weak; spot and.month, 1.34?
1.341-4; June, 1.81 asked; July, 1.10 3-4
, giiHi ?VteiijiS, tili naked! squihcrii
1 grade, 1.28 \-t?\M i-2. ^ "
?^??,r*~Weak; spot, month and June
3.<fi'3. 1-S; July, 37 1-4^37 1-3; steamer
mixed. 36<&>36 1-4. Southern white coin,
i 3S: do yellow, 37 1-2.
I Oats?Dull and easier: No. 2 white.
I 36 l-2@37; No. 2 mixed, 33(033 1-2.
Hye?Dull and lower: No. 2 nearby
60 1-2: No. 2 western, 62 1-2.
Hay?Steady; choice timothy, 12.00?
Grain Freights?Dull: steam to Liv?
erpool, per bushel. 4d June; Cork for
orders, per quarter, 3s 6d. June.
Lettuceemail@example.com per basket.
NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK. May 27.?Cotton futures
closed barely steady: sales. 149.MIU
hales: June. 6.40: July, 6.44; August.
0.48: September. 6.3.">; October. 6.33;
November, 6.33; December,, 6.35; Jan?
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW.
NEW YORK, May 27.?Bradstreet'a
tomorrow will say:
"A total volume of business fully
proportioned to or In excess of that
usually noted at this season or thb
year is indicated by reports to Brad
street's this weeks.
"In most sections of the country the
situation generally remains satisfacto?
ry. The volume of bank clearings, as
was tti be expected, shows the contrac?
tion usual toward the close of the
month of May. but with few exceptions
tin' crop situation, the volume of rail?
way earnings, and the reports from a
number of leading industries point to
a maximum volume of business doing
in most parts of the country. Relative?
ly the best trade reports continue as
for some time past, to come from the
central west and northwest, where the
outlook, both as regards crops yields
and prices, continue eminently satis?
factory to the agricultural interests.
The wheat situation shows little change
on the week, but this and next year's
delivery appear to have parted com?
pany as shown by the increased strin?
gency of prices of wheat for imme?
diate use, pointing to unimpaired
strength in the nearby statlctlcal posi?
tion, while on the other hand, the large
yield foreshadowed tends to easiness In
prices of next year's crop deliveries.
The price of corn reflects les? anxiety
about the crop, induced by the re?
turn of weather favorable to planting
and growth. Weather conditions do
not altogether favor the cotton crop,
dry weather being complained of
throughout the most of the South At?
lantic and Gulf states. The possibility
of over-selling cotton upon the reali?
zation of a large crop is reflected in
the increased interests manifested in
spot and August delivery cotton, the
latter selling at a considerable premium
over next season's delivery. Reports
from the iron and steel industries are
of very large business being done by
the mills and furnaces.
"Signs accumulate that the long
looked for improvement, in the wool
trade is nearer realization.
"Cerial exports still continue unpre
?edentedlv heavy, wheat shipments for
the week aggregating 4.300,133 bushels
against 4,004,000 bushels last week; 2.
m.000 bushels in this week a year ago,
? 004,000 bushels In 1S9? and 2,426,000
bushels in 1895. Corn exports are among
the largest on record, aggregating 6,
H',4 356 bushels this week, against 5.550,
)U0 bushels lust week, 2.1S5.000 bushel
n this week a year ago, 1,720,000 bushels
n 1S96, 1,040.000 bushels in 1895 and M2.
HKI bushels in 1S94.
"Business failures in the United
States this week number 231, an in?
crease of 20 over last week, but corn
Mr,-, with 257 In this week a year ago.
127 in 1896, and 183 in the correspond
ng week of 1S95 and 1894.
"Business failures in the Dominion
if Canada this week number IS, only
me half those of last week."
11 HE NORFOLK & WASHINGTON
The New and Powerful Iron Palac.
Steamers, Newport NewB, Washlngtoi
iud Norfolk, will leave dally u follows
NOr TH BOUND.
?Ueamera leave Portsmouth, foot
of North strert at.?M p. na
Lieave Norfolk, fco of BSatbewa
street p.t.6:10 p. m
-eavtf Old Point at.7:W p. m
vrrlve Washington at. 6.45 a. m
B. * O. P. R. PENN. R. A.
..euve Washington m S-.0? a in 7:20 a u
urlve Philadelphia at 11:10 am 10:40 a r,
Irrlve New York at 2:00 p m 1:23 p n
South hound. B. & <>? lt. K. Penn. It. R :
^eaves New i'ork al 11:30 a ni 1:00 p in
.eaves Philadelphia at 1:38 p m 3:1* V
trrives in Wa-lingten 4:30 p m 0:18 pr.
qeamers luave Washington at 7:00 p i>
vn ive Fortress Monroe at 0:31 a n
Arrive Norfolk at 7:80 a B
Vrrive Portsmouth at 6:00 a c
The trip down the historic"! 'oloinac nvt
?ml Chesapeake bay on the elegant steame;
il this Company Is unsurpassed. TL
iteamera are comparatively new, havii.
iieen built In lsCi, aud are fitted up In tl
most luxuriant manner, with electric light
-tall hells and steam heat in eaoh room. TL
ttbUiS are supplied with every delicacy
tie season from the markets ot V? ashing!
a ;d Norfolk.
For further information apply to
D. J. CALLA WAN, Agent.
HAPPINESS VS. MISERY
Dr. Ohiareot's Tonic Tablets, the great
P-ar-lefflan remedy, Us ia guaranteed cure
for ntie d-rinik .haibit; a'lso nervousuvees
and melaJiahoHy caused by over indul?
It destroys the appetite for a-cokoitc
and all dn toxi eating beverages, and
leaves man as he rhould b& It can be
administered without the knowledge of
l-he patlemt wthere necessary. Send for
pamphlet. Klor"? Drug Stores. New?
port News, Va._
THE BUCKR0E BEACH HOTEL.
Is situated on Hampton Roads in
sight of Port Monroe, where electric
cars meet incoming and outgoing
steamers. This delightful summer re?
sort will be
OPENED MAY 2, 1898.
The hotel has been enlarged. Per?
fect sanitary condition and plumbing.
Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and
hoating unrivalled. No malaria. The
cool breezes of th* Atlantic. Electric
cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe,
Hampton and Newport News. No liq?
uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic?
nic parties allowed the use of the
mammoth pavlllion during the day.
Music every night except Sunday.
For terms apply to
?HARLES If. HE WINS, Manager,
Buck Roe Beach Hotel,
_apr_27-5m._ _ _
J. B. 8WINKBTOH, Manage*
SPECIAL BATES TO COMMERCIAL
AUSJRICAN AMD JTOROPKAJi FLAM.
Trifflmed Hats In
are being shown this week at the
Capital D r y Goods House
anil the prices are right.
If you should prefer to purchase an
untrinimed hat. why we have every
new and seasonable shape on the mark?
et, and also the largest and finest Una
of trimmings in the city, consisting of
Flowers of every variety, "Wings,
(black, white and all colors). Tips,
Wreaths. Foliage. Argrettes, Quills and
Plumas. Also Chiffon. Mouslln de
Lole. Liberty Silk. Fancy Straw Braid,
Buckels and Ornaments.
In Mowers there never was such an
extensive and beautiful assortment,
closely Imitating the natural, white
small (lowers for children's hats
are here In delightful profusion and at
prices within the reach of all.
Roses, all colors. 15 cents per bunch,
or two bunches for 25 cents.
Roses, all colors, IS cents per bunch.
Violets only 1 cent per bunch.
Lillies of lh? Valley, 19 cents per
One lot of children's plain and fancy
Straw Sailors. 25 and 5u cents.
One case of Children's Hats, ail
colors and shapes, worth $1.00 and 75
cents, for 1'.' ceneu.
Ladies' White Sailors, velvet bands,
worth $1.0(1, now 50 cents.
On* lot of Ladles' Sailors, always
sold for L0 cents, special sale this week,
Ladies Short Back Panama Sailors,
worth $1.25, for 75 cents.
Bailors, all colors, plain and fancy,
ranging In price from 50 ctmls to $1.98.
Get Into tue Sna?e
Why become sunburned and over?
heated when you can obtain such ele?
gant and stylish parasols at such ex?
tremely low prices. We are offering
Una white China uilk parasols, worth
$1.50. for 98 cents.
White China Silk Parasols with ruf
fels at a Hpeolal prim of only $1.48.
A still handsomer White China Silk
Parasol for $1.98.
Another lot of handsome colored
parasols In all new pa terns are ottered,
this week for less than on?-half the
Shirt Waists, all colors and patterns,
laundered color?L45 cents.
IN LUCK ?
The horse-shoe and the four
leaf clover will bring both you
and us luck if you come and buy
a suit with the horse-shoe label
in the in3ide breastpocket. This
stands for guaranteed best labor
and material " equal t6 custom
Our SI.48 Shoe
sale of $4.00. $3.00
and $2.50 values was
quite a success.
There yet remains
about 75 pairs- If your
size is amonq the lot
it will be to your ad?
vantage to come for
Clothier, Shoer ana
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ick.iKe- or *it pkeea (full treatment) for fiW- as
For sale In Newport News. Va., by
A. E.. G. KXOR, Druggist,
apr 19-ly. - ? ?