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S. J. BROWN 60.,
Dealers In Land.
a. Heinickcl, of Phoebus, well known
as a thorough business man ami of
sterling integrity and honor, has bought
the right, title and interest of C. B
lloagland of about .130 lots rail. .1
"I loagland," three blocks from Queen
street, Hampton, and it will be known
hereafter as "II I'll N ICKEL." Mr. S. J.
Brown owns one-third of the same and
a. Ileiniekel two-thirds, having also
bought out .1. Davis Beed, of Norfolk
These lets will he sold very cheap. The
investment of one or more lots, if
bought new", will pay a tremendous per
cent age to the buyer, and we have four
farms with oyslor water fronts one
mile from Hamilton, IT acres each.
S,J. Brown &Co.,
LOCK BOX 225
P. R. MESSENGER,
M ANUK ICTL'UKil HP
Frames, Sash, Blinds & Oasf-5
qheen suKi-rrr. hampton va.
P. O. BOX 10S
W. W. WARREN
Opposite the Postolflce
I ,\ large line of f
? Oxford Teachers' Bibles, 1
t| Willi Index ami Concord
k PRiG?, $1 10 $5.
4 - ||
i Also an as.-it?ilinenl r?
i of other Billies, il \ 111 ? #|
f niiis nut! 1* ray er Books f,
^ all denominations. ?
I HfllllDton Hgws Go., i
4 Masonic Building ?
1 - f,
f Hampton, Va- e
t _ *
i WhenVisitliKj Piiocbus Gail'at $
I Olympia, t
? Melisn street, near Millory. 1
? Where von ctintjet a :;ooo square *
I ~ n.cal. ' j
g Refreshments at Bar vooin ?
ITHOS. ft. DOUGhTY.*
Classical school for Girls
ami Young- Ladies. Session
begin September 29th. I*Vr
catalogue, &c, address,
J fampton, Va.
J. B. sw1nekton, Manager.
.SPECIAL BATES TO COMMERCIAL.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
M. H T?GK,
The Veterinary Horse Shoer
If your horse strikes, clicks or
forges, Tuck, the Shoer, will stop it.
First-class shoeing. 1 am here to stay.
Shop at Twenty-seventh street and
Warwick avenue, Phillips & Benson's
?old coal yard. jy2-3m.
A Good Judge of Fuel,
will never burn anything but our high
Krude eoul. It is not only sntisfai
tor cooking and heating pur
its intense bent and loos
ombustion mak.-s it economical In tlie
C. C. SMITH & CO
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
made me a man
AJAX TAi?.r;'::". i'l*'! HVftA CVtlt
-1 I./..V,-./>,-,.>...??:??:iiiais y^ai
?? ' ,vs u o_,
Por sale In Newport News. Va?'by
A. K. C?. K'LOR. Druggist.
V;i Transportation Co
\V. R. SCULL. Manager.
Storage War eh o use
freight, Haging?, Safes c
ure carefully and promptly
All hinds o." hsulir.g <V.:.e at
prioNK ' 1 ? RON- hi.
S? iE GLAIR'S
famous ?mm wmm
ENDORSED *Y TWOUSANDS
?>i !??!;?-?= .?>= a pcri.V.iral i<Ki!ht..r witlmataa equal,
v. ?-? iiilwl.cn Cuttun Knot. Pennyroyal, togas, etc .
I.... - poach n-urlWe -.. aii??-,. :,i i.iuii.s lirinxr. trial
1.... i .ii;<:.^i'il convinces tlx: ni?st'.kei.'.;cul i.!tlirirv.'iin
.-.iM:ih;i;-< raill't'jh: illi-..:iil..O..L t..r ttilie
!.uCl.Aitt I'ii.i. Co.. U S. Aitniis. Itvj
N. ii ? All i-utresm.iHli.-uci! lul.liJrntuI a
?villi trial iaelias?
For sale In Newport News by W. O.
are lodny wonderful men.
They are tin- pride of America.
Vei iliey are no inore wonder?
ful than the bargain I am
offering in three styles ..f
PltENOli 'I'' H LET Si iAP.
Violet,' Heliotrope, and Jack
Rose. They are nil comniai
era ..i' great value. These are
w'eii made. round milled
soaps, very hard and lasting,
CTS. P ER CAKE
I have also small loi of
Or. King's Shin S..:;p left al
Violei Ammonia at the
reniavhably low price of C
cents a hot lie.
Ilm, G. Bo'goss,
DR. ?. O. WEST'S
NERVE m BRAIN TREATMEMT-I
? HE ORIf.i.MAL, Alt. Ot.IUBS IMITATIONS.
laE.-ililuiirifi-'pr.siiivo vVvitien a.'-ti
*-) :i<tt!.-rt--.-t:i.'??:it-. only, to e?r?\\.s
IV,/.i. Wair.-f.dt...-?-. Pus, Sljaitr.
la-ff. Nicht I.I.ss. s. l-'-.il l>ii-:.a:s. t,u,!. -,,f t'outi
.!.?!..?,?. N>-iv..-;..:..v. !..? ? i i. i i.-.:?' 1 I irioi.s. V,.,. p.,
fill |.:r.-..i-?. ..-!?? .-- V ? .-i- r..l--n-c.,..)ni!l!a,
oi- hi<|ii..r. v,-:,i,-li l.-iflr: i., T.-.ifi-rv. Ci.i.JimivlioD,
liiftttuty Ii:?! I)..:it!;. .'.[ tsxtrt* or by n.nil.Sl a
Ix.a: >-ix l-.'i- j?r.;wiiii rL !<-.-. ;;iiai-:!iit. i' it)
cure <;:? i-suiuil au--.s-."-\. Matuple tiiii'k.
iitie. r.-f itiiinnt; .i-.vk' i:i-.ir,,-.;.:ii. \v::I. full
Inntr.inliui?. cents, tit o smiipiuoiity .sold t.i
eutili person. At biete ..r by ntaiL
SST'Rcd Label Special
Hloriiily t.r Btr.-.-.i.i..-ss
t**} a box: ?ix to. S?. wVliK
KLOR'S DRUG STORES.
Newtron News. Vi.
F" O. U/ILL!S,
Eue. Ear, Hose and Tliro.it Diseases
Olllee hours: S:!?0 A. M. to 12:?.0 P. M.,
2:00 to r,:0U T. M., 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. Sun
-y>, 0:011 to-11:00 A. M. Room B. first
Moor. First National
and Washington avenue.
E. W. JOHNSON
Contractor and Buildek
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
HOUSE ^OKK A SPECIALTY.
Melket Gutatins From the
Leading Busines Cenbers.
NEW YORK MONEY MARKET.
NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?Money an call
steadier, at 1 l-4??2 per cent.: last loan.
2 per cent.: prime mercantile paper.
:i l-4fcT4 1-4 per cent.: sterling exchange
steady, with actual business in hankers'
at firstname.lastname@example.org 1-2 for demand, and at
4.83 email@example.com for sixty days: posted
rates. 4.84 1-2?4.S5 and 4.Sfi(s?4.SR 1-2:
commercial bills. 4.83 1-4: silver certif?
icates. 58 3-4059 1-2: bar silver. 50 1-S:
Mexican dollars, 45 3-4: government
bonds, steady: state bonds, dull: rail?
road bonds, firm.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
NEW YORK. Aug. 10.?Pretty much
all of yesterday's loss in values was
od in today's stock market before
jefinite news was received from
Washington that a protocol had been
id upon between Secretary Day
and M. Cambon for the negotiations of
a treaty of peace. But this news awak?
ened the market into renewed activity
after a period of comparative dullness
and some recession in prices, and car?
ried it to the highest point of the day.
holding it within a small fraction of
that point until the close. The early
strength in the market was in spite of
continued doubt whether the whole
peace negotiations was not endangered
by Spanish quibbling. The weakness
of Spanish fours in Paris and London
gave strong ground for such appre?
hension. But a recovery in the wheat
market renewed takings of wheat for
foreign account and especially fa. Paul's
statement of increased earnings for
the first week in August was sufficient
to turn the tide of sentiment from yes?
terday's bearish disposition and to in
luce shorts to cover.
Naturally the grangers lead in the
day's movement. Burlington showing
extreme rise of 2.1-2 per cent, and
Paul of 2 per cent. A continued
ge demand for People's Gas also
j helped the morning movement. ' Tn the
tfternoon's spurt prices were sustained
I by the very heavy demand for Atchison
I preferred, and there was some realizing
: in the grangers under cover of this
novement. But the close was strong
tnd pretty near the top at net gains,
generally of between one and two
>oints. Lenders of money perhaps were
i little more exacting regarding secu
ity today. Payments in the sub-treas
try on account of the new bonds are
large and the government's deposits
with national banks do not fully keep
The draft currency to New York is
lso falling off. New York exchange at
ome of the important domestic cen?
ters having fallen to discount.
Bcltiniore AV Ohio. 10
j Canada Southern. fid?
j Oi.esapeake & Ohio. 243
Ol'longo i- Alton.. lfi'.l
licago, Burlington & Qninoy. . 111}
CO. C. & St. Ii. 4-1?
do do prel'd. sr.t
Delaware & Hudson. IfJM
Delaware, Lack. & W. loll
3 (new). l:i?
Port Wayne. 172
I ? reut Northern prefd. 13?
Illinois Central. ex <liv lo'.l
Lake Shore . ISM
Louisville & Nashville. r.Hi
Man! a: lau L. BlIIJ
Michigan Central. 10*';
Missouri Pacific. 3SM
Mobile & Ohio. 27i
New Jers:-v Central. SKIS
New Yci k" Central.PJOi
Norfolk ? Western. Hi
Northern Pacific. 31;
tio pref'd. 131
P,.ek Island. UV?i
Si. Paul. 1054
do prel'd. lf.:i
Southern Pacillc. 2'.1
Southern Railway. s<j
tio prel'd. 33jj
Texas A: Pacific.
Union Ptieitio pref'd. IRig
Adttuis K.xoress. In:!
American Express. 121
United States Express. id
W ils Pargo Express. li'Jjj
American Tobaeeo. 12".)
do prel'd . 1025
People's Was. ll>2j
Consolidated Has. t!(:n
General Eleetrie. II
PKcilic Mail. :!'.'?
i'u 11 man Palace. es div Bio
Silver Certiticat.es. fl?l
Sugar . Bis?:
"do prel'd . Ill
Tennessee Coal Ai Iron. '.:'.>'(
Western Union. 'all
lictlRO Northwosteru. 1 illi
do pref'd. 17H
iic!tj;o (.-treat Western. 15 j|
NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?Cotton fu?
mes opened steady at the advance.
August. 5.92; September. 5.30: October.
: November. C.02; December, 0.05:
I January, 6.00: February. 0.11; March.
: April. CIS; May, 6.20.
WHEAT- I>pen High Low ('lose.
An. liOJ 70} I'll Oil
Sept ?7 ?7 054 Hot;
Dec. (if.5 005 till, 014
I CORN ?
.Inly iiltl ? :<:'.} 3'i 325
Sept. :::ii 334 :'.::
J ulv SI 01 CO? 205
Sept 28} ??i 211} 23?
Sept S.?21 ?.l'JJ M.'.iO O.lfhJ
LA KD ?
Sept 5.1'fi 5.071 5 25 5.371
(let 5.31) 5.I1U 5.30 i..('.t)
Sept 5.20- 5.:52J 5.171 f. 321
Oct. 5.311 5.35 .."?.20. 5?'ll
Cash rpiolat ions were as follows:
flour slow; No- ;'. spring wheat.
7(1(01,72; No. 2' led.. 75; No. 2
corn, 33(2)334;; No. 3 oats. 22}; No.
I 2 white, 27^9281; No.;! white, ?ft?ri?;
No. 2 ry\', -IIAai5; Nu 2 barley, 3?
j (??t'i-i; No. 1 tluX seed, !*'.); prime
timothy seed, 2.571; mess pol l; per |
? barrel S.lO.c 11.15; lard, per 1(10 pounds
? 5 25o-o5.au; short ribs sides, loose,]
I A 20(aJ5.40; -dry wilted si..Uhlers,|
boxed, 4jj@i, short clear side
boxed-, f).ti5(t?r).7r>; No. 2 yellow corn,]
BALTIMORE PBOD1TOE MARKET.
I :ALTIMORE,Aug. 10.?Flour?Quiet;
Wheat?Firmer: spot. 76 5-S(o?76 3-4;
monlh, 75 l-lf/1-2: September. 72 3-4? ]
73: Southern wheat by sample, 70(53)77
corn?Firmer; spot, 27 3-KT/.3S: month, |
37 l-4?37 1-2: September. 37 l-S(o3X 1-4;
southern white and yellow corn, 39ffi)40. :
Oats?Weak: No. 2 white. 3101311-2.
Rye?Steady; No. 2 nearby, 40; No. 2
Lettuce?50@G0 per bushel bnx.
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
CHICAGO. Aug. 10.?Short selling to?
day encouraged by magnificent crop
prospects wiped out an early bulge in
wheat. September closed 5-8c lower
and December 5-S<tD3-4c. Corn lost l-K
<B>l-4o. Oats declined l-8c; provisions
j closed strong at 32??1-2 advance for
! pork, 12 l-2@15c for lard and 15c for
53amptou Bureau of <T5k UnUn. press,
King Street, near Queen, opposite Hie Postoffice.
AH news letters for publication in this department should be addressed to
Daily Press Bureau, Hampton.
The Dally Press will bo found for sale every morning at the following
Hampton?Shield's book store. Queen street, and at the otllee of the paper
on King street.
u!d Point? Baultih's stationery and book store, Hygela Hotel. Chamberlln
NOTICE TO READERS.
The correspondence <.r the Daily Preys
representative at Hampton failed to
reach this olllce iast night, ami hence
the local happenings of yesterday aie
not given this morning.
CAUItlUK WOOL GROWERS.
It Is Mot Easy t,. Dechh Prom What
Country Their Product Conies.
iWo.il Record and Textile News.)
One of the in .st ditlicult tasks of gov?
ernment employees i's to loeate accu?
rately the country in which importeil
wool Is produced. This only applies-to
districts where wool glowing is con?
ducted on what custom house o'llk-ials
have rightly termed uncivilized princi?
ples, which includes the tribes and'
hands of Indians and gypsies who won?
der aimlessly about from om- country
to the other as Providence dictates.
Central Asia furnishes some typical
examples of wandering herders, partic?
ularly the Culmueks. A consignment
of lilt pounds of Culniuck wool was re?
ceive,! ;u Hi,. Now- York custom house
recently from a port on the Rlack S-a.
Fortunately the officials were not. call, d
mien to locate the country in-which it
was grown. If this demand had been
mado-they would have been compelled
to name at l^asi three countries. As it
was they gave < "a I muck as the imagi?
nary country of production, and no fui
thor explanation was necessary, as wool
dealers and,manufacturers are well-ac?
quainted with the eccentric habits of
these wandering Asiatic tribes.
The Calmucks are Continually on the
move, stopping*only at places whore
grazing is abundant. When the season
for shearing approaches they locate
near the mast convenient port. They
very seldom ship their wool at the
same port twice in succession.
The Calmucks are a people of the
Mongolian type and are found in iho
Chinese and Kassian empires as well as
other portions of Central Asia. They
an-of middle height, fairly proportion?
ed, and of considerable strength. Their
cheekbones are prominent, tiose turned
up. the heard thin, and the hair scrub?
by. They live in conical, felt teals,
which they set up in regular lines like
the streets of a sown. Their wealth con?
sists entirely of small, but high spirit-d
looses, excellent cattle, broad-tailed,
'The Calmucks have many vices.
Gambling is the most prominent, and
they are so much addicted to the habit
that they frequently stake everything j
The shearingsoasr.n marks the begin
ning of a long period of merrymaking,
gambling, of course, being the principal
diversion. They are skilful in the art
of shearing, and combine business w th
pleasure by gambling on the speed of
two or more of the most adept shear?
ers. A Calmuck may begin his shear
inn a comparatively wealthy man and
end up with Iiis possessions in the
hands of his more fortunate opponents.
Cut the Calmucks never get discour?
aged over losses by gambling. After
losing all. with tins* a Id of Allah, they
start .nit confident of recuperating
their lost fortunes, and it so happens
that within a year's lime they arc in
possession of more wealth than wh. n
their misfortunes overtook them, lint
there is no cure for gambling among
these wandering tribes. They keep on
gambling as long as they have any?
thing to gamble with, and starting with
a thoroughbred ih.-y sometimes end up
wiili staking (Sari ..r the clothes they
have on. The trib.-s have no use for
The total number of Calmucks in the
Russian Empire may lie estimated at
200,000. In the Chinese territory, where
they are known as Eliots. their number
is considerable, but not precisely
MANKIND IX MEXICO.
Spaniards Versus Americans in Our
Sist-r Republic of the South,
t Westminster Review.1
The Mexican man of business is a
gentleman in his ofllce, as in his home:
la- possesses the iiuallties which Indi?
cate the man of rellncniont and educa?
tion, and he resents their absence In
others. Ho has inherited the charac?
ter and culture in many ways-of the
European, and is in all respects a man
of the world ami f superior attain?
_The American in Mexico does not >f
ten fulfill these qualities. His educa?
tion is not generally sufficient to afford
him other subjects f n- conversation
than that of the immediate business in
hand: and refinement he either consid?
ers an unnecessary appendage or has
noi been able to acquire It. lie rarely
speaks any language hut his own, and
that often imperfectly, ami his man?
ners and habits indicate at once to
what status of society he belongs.
The Spanish ele.nt is remarkably
strong, and Spaniards are. of course,
far more numerous than Americans: in
"fact, some of the principal lines ..!' bus?
iness throughout tili- republic are en"
lively in their hands. The gfe.1t body
of retail shopkeepers, such as the gro?
cers, pawnbrokers and drapers are in?
variably Spaniards. As a class they
cat>not claim very much, superiority
over the American* as regard's refine?
ment. They probably represent the low?
er or loner middle class of their native
land, and are certainly not conspicuous
for their manners or education. They
are. however, a hard working and useful
class, and by Jthe aequisation of wealth
ami assimilation with the Mexicans are
constantly improving and adding to :he
number of worthy citizens of the coun?
There is. of course, another and far
superior dags of Spaniards in Mixi. o.
which, although very limited In num?
ber, is more representative of Spain.
The best element of the country is the
upper and middle class of Mexicans.
The descendants of the Spanish, they
have become tempered and Improved by
their environment, and, while retaining
the good qualities thereof, appear lo
have lost in great part those trails of
pride and cruelty so characteristic of
the progenitors of their race, and to
have acquired a love of pi-ogress not lo
be found in Spain. Their attachment
to the m dher country is nevertheless a
remarkably strong feature In their m r
John Y. McKano is rapidly settling
the many litigations that were brought
against him when he was in Sing Sing.
Hall Calne will .sail for New York at
the end of August for a short visit lo
attend the rehearsals of his play based
on "The Christian."
Mrs. Ada Allen, formerly a vell
.known actress with Joseph Jefferson,
has been arrested in Cincinnati for al?
leged fraud in connection with a pen?
Adolph Sonnenthal, the noted Vien?
nese actor, who is the doyen of the
famous Unfberg Theatre company, of
the Austrian capital, will come to
America next year.
HOW MICA IS OBTAINED.
Gcttlue Out Thin Valuable Minor?! In (!>?
F.wtry of !M inlti^.
The mica H ade is controlled practically
by three or four large concerns in Now
York, Chicago and Boston. These houses
have an agent who buys for cash whatever
mica is brought by the miners. They con?
trol the market .and lix the ["'ices to lie
paid to the miner as well as the prices fur
which it is sold In the markets.
Mica, it need hardly he said, is a very
valuable, almost precious mineral, as those
who tiro obliged to buy a small strip for
their stove doors will test ify. A package
worth hundreds of dollars can be carried
in a basket slung over the arm or in a
pair of saddlebags on horseback. When
prepared for the market the solid block as
taken from the, mine is split into shouts.
These are cut. into squares or rectangles
of utmost every possible size, from :.' by 2
inches up toy by 1U inches, and sometimes
even larger. There are no less than 1!S:I
regular sizes kept in stock by dealers.
Tito nuning of mica is the poetry of
mining. It is impossible to conceive of a
more exciting and fascinating employ?
ment. The vein of mica bearing quart/.,
lying between rocks of different forma?
tion, lias been found. Thu cap rock has
been blasted away Little "niggerheads"
?small lumps of crumbling mica mixed
with slate and other rock?are growing
plentiful. The rock is carefully examined
by the experienced miner, and all indica?
tions arc that mica will soon be found. A
blast is made. The rock and debris are
cleared away, and there in the bottom is a
block of the precious stuff, a ragged cor?
ner showing itself black and glittering in
the white quart/ in which it is imbedded.
With the tips of the lingers the miner gen?
tly and iitToct innately brushes away the dirt
and small stones which partly cover it.
Its thickness is carefully noted, its posi?
tion in the rock is learnedly dismissed, anil
many a speculation indulged in as to its
size and quality." The hole is quickly
drilled, the small blast is made, just loos?
ening the rock, and all eagerly crowd
around as one of the men with his pick
pulls away the broken stone. There it, lies,
a black, glittering mass nine or ten inches
tioross its face, II or *1 inches thick and ir?
regular in shape, as all blocks of mica are.
A good sized block, if solid and of a per?
fect cleavage will be worth several dol?
lars. The excitement is not allayed, how?
ever, and will not be until the block is
split open and we know how It looks on
the inside. It, is a very bad thing to split
open a block at the mine and contrary to
all rules, for there is danger that the lino
polished faces will lie scratched.?fiodey's
There is something almost plaintive in
the truly English word "why." It may
bu indelinitely prolonged upon the lips.
"Why" is almost, poetical in itself und lit
ly introduces the best hexameter in Hie
"Why do the heathen rage and the peo?
ple imagine a vain thing?"
Its uses in poetry uro almost infinite,
and one modern writer makes almost n
lino of It alone:
Why do the night winds sljdi,
The sea lards wildly cry,
The summer clouds pass by,
The lilies droop and die,
The light fad.' from the sky?
Why?oh, why V
To most, of thu whys there is not a r ad
because. Tho inquiring mind is puzzled
to account for many things besides its
own existence. Hundreds of suc.lt ques?
tions occur to us at every step, und no sat?
isfactory reply can bo expected. Life is too
short. Socrates was always saying "Why,"
and we have all heard of tho man who
called Pope the "little, crooked thing that
I'Hleut Mttdicim. AliimmlCft.
There are n half dozen patent, medicine
firms in St. Louis, each of which sends
out 2,000,000 almanacs each year. At. least
1:0,000,000 almanacs, made in St. Louis,
are spread broadcast over tho country
each year. The almanacs for a certain
year are shipped out in thu fall of the pre?
vious year. The average cost for making
nnd delivering them is from ?;? to tjti and
$10 per thousand. As every large patent
medicine, establishment now has its own
printing department, the cost of making
almanacs Is reduced to a minimum.
The astronomical portions of tho al?
manac, including the weather predictions,
signs of tho zodiac, changes of t he moon,
and so on, are prepared by some astron?
omer. A certain astronomer in Massa?
chusetts has made a specialty of doing
this work for patent medicine iirms for
years. Ho charges ?30 far preparing tho
astronomical letterpress for o?iu year's al?
Cus?d I,ik? Wild HeaatB.
After tho Chinese war in tho forties
I Lord Loch had, while attached to the Brit?
ish embassy there, the misfortune to be
captured by a band of infuriated and ig
nornnt Chinese. They were savage at the
losses they had suffered and were ready
for any brutal acts of revenge on thu hated
English. They took Henry -Loch, as he
then was, ami his companion and put
them both into narrow cages just like wild
beasts in a show, and they carried them
up and down thu country, exhibiting t hem
to tho enraged Chinese, who jeered them,
mocked them and tortured them in every
I possible way. Happily for the two unfor?
tunates, Britisli soliliers were not long in
j coming to thu rescue when tho news be
| came known, and. they, quite contrary to
their own expectations, tints managed to
escape tin awful fate.?London (Jlol)D.
Mr. Billus (calling down tho stairs)?
Marin, have the children gonu to school?
" iiiis is the girl's day out, isn't it?"
"Yes. She's gonu."
"This is not thu minister's day to.call,
"Any of tho neighbors likely to drop in
during tljp next hour or so?"
"1 think not."
"You're alone, are von?"
"Yes. What do you"?
"Then put some cotton in your ears.
Maria, lam going to shave myself with
that new razor you gave uiu thu other
"I don't see wot you're gricvin so
about," said Plodding Pete. " "l'ain'tno
disgrace to have tie dyspepsia."
"1 don't know about dat," answered
Meandering Mike. "Hat. medical student
said it come from ovurworkin mo stone
.Tack?I am afraid that if I ask you to
be my wife you will treat my proposal as
Molly?But, all jokes aru not rejected,
ONE OF THE MOST DARING MEN WHO
EVER TROD A DECK.
The Story of Hlrt Wonderful Kxplnltrt on
tile Alnbama ? Hin Laut Fight on That
Terror of the Sea?Hin Iiramutic Leap
Overboard When She Sunk.
Seinnios was horn in Maryland in IS09.
Ho was appointed midshipman when lie
was IT. in iSSCi, hut it. was 18.10 before ho
entered the service. He was made a lieu?
tenant the next year and during the siege
of Vera Cruz coinniandcd a battery. Hi'
received command of the United States
brig Homers, named after the gallant hero
of Tripoli, but tho Horners went down in
a gale. Somers so.ans to bo an 111 fated
name for American war vessels.
I' lit 11 tho civil war broke out Senimes
was inspector of lighthouses along the gulf.
Raphael Hominis started in at once to
serve the Confederacy. Ho made a trip
through the north and bought- war ma?
terial and hired mechanics skilled in thu
construction of guns and ordnance. Thou?
sands of tonsef ordnance and powder were
shipped south, and Homines on Iiis return
received command of the Sunder. She was
blockaded at Gibraltar, so he sold her and
went to tho Azores to take command of
Then started a career which can scarce?
ly he duplicated in tho naval history of tho
world. For two years tho Alabama sailed,
sweeping the seas with a thoroughness
which amazed tile world. With imports
save England's open to 1dm lie made a
cruise of nearly 80,000 miles, and his
cruise was marked and charted by burn?
The Alabama was no formidable vessel.
Her tonnage was but 1,000. Her speed was
10 knots, and her armament was one 8
inch shotgun aft, ti 7 inch loo pounder for?
ward anil six :lt! pounders. She cost $250,
000. Her crow were mostly hardy British
tars, but on the decks were good Ameri?
cans, thorough seamen anil daring light?
ers. The crow numbered 85 men. Tho
Alabama was furnished by an English
! member of parliament, lint her career of
daredevil recklessness and her fluni cap?
ture is a story that has no equal in the. an?
nals of the sea save in the eighteenth cen?
tury exploits of tho freebooters.
In September, 18112, tho Alabama cap?
tured her first prize, the Ocniulgce, a
whaler. Tho sea then was dotted white
with sailing vessels from New England.
They proved easy prey for Homines. He
llrsti plundered a vessel and then burned
her. The Alabama went everywhere. Hho
sailed and steamed up close to New York
and there got. newspapers from prizes.
From these newspapers Homines took the
list of departing vessels anil lay in wait,
for them, lly means of these newspapers
ho also managed to elude tho licet, of par?
Hemmcs' enrcer filled England with
wonder. As report after repeat came in of
captures and lights as the little sea hornet
darted hero and there and left in its wake
a long lino of plundered ships and burned
vessels tho English wore filled with a de?
sire to gain privately from Homines' in?
trepidity and recklessness. A syndicate
was formed to buy captured ships. It was
pioposcd to land them on thu Hottentot
coast. As a surety good English gold was
given Scnnncs and his crow, but. the syn
?i ate got no prizes.
So Sem mos made his 78,000 mile cruise
In two years. He bad captured single
handed ti.'i American vessels. f ifty-three
had been destroyed, nine released on ran?
som bonds and one made into a tender.
Tin; Alabama had inflicted an incredible
loss on American shipping. Suspected
Alabamas had been sighted by war vessels
from the north time, and again, but never
tho sight of the hull of tho real vessel had
been seen. Merchantmen were continual
ly on the watch for this ubiquitous vessel,
and they trembled at tho sight of every
unknown craft. It was an evil day for
shipping. This specter of the deep swept
Hie seas everywhere, and there seemed to
be no safety whatever.
Hut on .lime 11, 1801, the Alabama was
sighted in tho harbor of Cherbourg,
France. The north thrilled with tho news,
and all manner of boats stal led in pursuit.
Tho Kcarsarge was at Flushing, England,
and Captain Winslow steamed for battle.
Tho Alabama was both steam and sailing
vc-sel. Her screw could be hoisted out of
tho water when she wished to sail, and
each method of propulsion was entirely in?
dependent of the other.
Hemmcs might, have escaped by flight,
but Hemmcs was an American. He did
not know it., but. his powder was aged and
damaged. His shells were defective. They
would not explode. His guns were old
and incapable, lint. Seiuuics knew his
hardened, toughened crew. Ho knew ids
own ability, and he would not Hindi. The
Alabama opened w ith her starboard bat?
tery. Hemmcs tried to close, but the bul?
warks of the Alabama were torn away and
the pivot gun was disabled. The Alabama
began to leak. Hl.e hardly responded to
her helm. An 11 inch shell exploded in
tho engine room. The Alabama gave tho
Hails were set In tho hopes of reaching
the French coast, where thousands were
lined up to sec tho great duel.
"All hands save yourselves!'' was given,
and tho wounded dispatched in the only
boat which was not. shot to pieces. Hen.mos
ami his ollicers in full uniform stood on
deck. Tho Alabama was rapidly sinking,
its famous career was over. Simmies stop?
ped to t he edge of the dock and threw his
sword into thu sea. Then bo followed.
He was picked up by the English yacht
Di erliound mal escaped to London, where ?
he became a hero. They presented him
With swords anil toasted and feted him
continually, lie made Iiis way back to
tile south through Mexico. Ho was made
rear admiral in command of thu .lames
river squadron and guarded tho approaches '
to Richmond until the close of tlio war.
Scinmus died in Mobile, Ala., in IsT".
After the war ho was a lawyer, judge, edi?
tor and author. There is no doubt, that for
intrepidity and during no American has
rvcr commanded a vessel who surpassed
him in sheer courage. Ho was also ex?
tremely skillful, a good tactician and an
able strategist. That, he indicted millions
of dollars' damage on the merchant, fleets
of tho north is forgotten. What is re?
membered is that ho was an American.?
Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser.
Puzzling to Her.
i "I don't quite understand it," said tho
slow going wifo who does avast amount
of thinking In order to acquire a small
amount of knowledge.
"Don't understand what?" asked her
more astute husband sharply.
"The commandments arc just as strong,
sound and binding as they woro when
given, are they not?"
"Of course they are. What a silly ques?
"And yut they are broken repeatedly
every day."?Detroit Free Press.
Charity lor Publication.
A woman?she said .she was a promi
nent. society woman, und tier name had a
familiar and distant sound?came into
this otlico one day last week to have print
?da notice that she anil a group of her
friends, all prominent women, were about
to do something fur the soldiers. It was
a charitable scheine, just like u score of
others, but it happened that a reporter
had just boon lolling about a case he had
come across of a soldier in need. The
woman was invited to bear his story. It
did not touch her apparently.
Would shu attend to the case?
"Well, if wo take it up. will you put it
In tho paper?"
Tho reporter took cure of It?New
Vork Commercial Advertiser
ant! Family Liquor Store
ESTABLISHED IN 1888.
Is the place for you to buy your
Wines and Liquors for Cooking and
i nese arg me Rules of u gqsb ana son.
No Loud Talking
or Singing, diseuss
ing of Polities, Na?
tionality or .Reli?
gion. All who
cannot comply with
those rules are re?
quested to spend
their time and mon?
All ordere by mall will r*celv? prc-myf
No. 231S washtnqton ATH1N?H,
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j / 1 HESAPEAKE & OHIO railway
IV FOR RICHMOND, washing?
TON, LYNCH b?ro. cincinnati.
LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO, ST. louis,
&c. -Mountain resorts and
] SUMMER HOMES.
Schedule in effect June 26, 1898.
5 & 1
? 3 3Sp
' 5 46p
Lv Richmond _I
Ar Lexington. Va.l
Ar Nul l Rrldge ..
Ar Clifton Forge |
I Ar Chdrloltesvlllel
Ar Staun ton ...
Ar Clifton Forgt
Ar Va. Hot Spr'gsj
Ar White Sulphui
Ar St. Louis
?Daily except Sunday. Otlier tlmo
s. 5 and 1 Mountain Resorts train
tally to Richmond and except Sunday,
tichmond to Ronceverte.
Parlor Car Old Point to Roneevert?
No. 1 with Pullman dally Richmond
to Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis.
No. 3 with Pullman dally Old Point to
Hinton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
als served on dining cars on Nos.
and 3 west of Gordonsville.
CHAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS
FOR OLD POINT
Week days 10 30 a, 11 15 a and 1, 3, 5,
and 6 15 p m.
Sundays only 1115 a and 1, 3, 5, 6 05,
8 and 9 p m.
|Extra|No. 2|No. ?
I Trip, j dal. | dai.
Newport News .1 8 20a 111 15al 6 O?p
Ar Norfolk .I U15a|12 15p| 7 05p
Ar Portsmouth .. ...|_|12 28p| 7 20p
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
daily C 40 a in and :i 00 p m. Leaves
Norfolk 7 00 a in, !) 35 a m and 3 30 p m
for Newport News.
For tickets and other Information ap?
ply to e. W. ROBINSON, Ticket Agent,;
JOHN D. POTTS,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Afft..
L> HE NORFOLK & WASHING?
TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY;
lie New and Powerful iron Palace
j Steamers Newport News. Washington
md Norfolk will leave dally as fol
Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. 5:00 p. m.
Leave Norfolk., foot of Mathews
street at . 5:45 p. m.
I Leave Old Point at.6:45 p. m.
Arrive Washington at. 7:00 a. m.
B. &. O. R. R. PENN.. R. R.
Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m.. 8:00 am
Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m.10:50 am
I Ar. New York at.. .. 1:25 p m..2:15 p ns
[ South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R.
Lv. New York at_11:30 a m.. 1:00 p m
Phiiadel].hia at. 1:33 p m..3:18 p m
Ar. in Washington .. 4:30 p m..6:18.p va
I Steamers leave Washington at 6:30 p m
Arrive Fortress Monroe at_7:00a iu
Arrive Norfolk at . 8:00 a ru
Arrive at Portsmouth at.8:30 am
The trip down the historic Potomac,
j r. ver and Chesapeake Bay on the ele
| gant steamers of this company is tut?'
surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, having been built In 1891,
j and are fitted up in the most luxurl
jnt manner, with electric lights, cali
I bell, and steam heat In each room.
The tables are supplied with every de
' licacy of the season from the markets
I of Washington and Norfolk.
For further Information apply to
D. J. CALLAH&V.N. AgenW
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA]
The elegant passenger steamship*
I Jamestown, Guyandotte, Princess Anne"
and Old Dominion leave New York
avery day except Sunday at 3:30
P. M., for Norfolk and Newport Newa,
touching at Fortress Monroe on the
I south bound trip.
The ships of this line leave Norfolk
for New York direct every day except
Sunday at 5:30 P. M.
A short, delightful and Invigorating
I First-class, straight, including meals
and berth .3 8-0O
First-class, round trip, including
meals and berth. $13.00
Steerage, without subslstance- 4.50
Steamer Luray arrives from Smith
field and leaves for Norfolk daily ex?
cept Sunday at S:00 A. M. Returning
leaves Norfolk from Bay Line whar?
every day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M.
M. B. CROWELL. Agent.
VI ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS
M PORTATION CO/S STEAMSHIP
LIN ICS FOR BOSTON, PROVIDENCHl
Leave Newport News, via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday.Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at &:3U V.
M. Loaves for Providence Tuesdays,
Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 P. M.
Leave Newport News for BalUmor?
Mondays. Fridays. Saturdays and Sun?
days at 5 P. M.. connecting for Wash
Ingtori, Philadelphia and New York.
Fare to Baltimore, one way, 33; round
trip; J5. including statsroom berth. Ac
I co:?rnodations ajid cuisine un?
equalled. Freight and passengers
I taken for all points north and south.
For further information anply to
L. C. SAUNDERSrTAgent,
Newport Newa, VA.
W. P. TURNER. G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY, T. M.
General office, Baltimore, Md.
rp HE STEAMER S. A. M CALL;
l will leave Newport News wiifi
both freight and passengers for Peters?
burg every Mon-iuy, Wednesday and
Friday about 7:15 A. M.. and will leave .
Newport News for Norfolk every Tuoa
day. Thursday and Saturday about 8:30 ,
I'. M. ?, ,
Will leave Norfolk every Monday, ;?
Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 A. M. .;
Bharp. J. W. PHILLIPS.