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FINANCE AND COMMERCE
Market Quotations From the |
Leading Business Centers.
NEW YORK MONEY MARKET.
NEW YORK, Sept. 21.?Money on call
easier, at 2<5'5 per cent.; last loan. 3
per cent.; prime mercantile paper. 4@5
per cent.: sterling exchange weak,
with actual business in bankers' bills
at 4.83 3-4 for demand, and at 4.S1 1-2?
4.SI 3-4 for sixty days: posted rates,
4.82 l-2(ii4.S3 and 4.85; commercial bills.
4.80 1-204.81; silver certificates. Gl l-2<t?
02: bar silver, 61 5-10: Mexican dollars.
47 1-2: government bonds, weak: state |
bonds, dull: railroad bonds, firm.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
NEW YORK, Sept. 21.?The course c
sugar today indicated that the long |
bear turn in that stock has come
an end for the present. Dealings In tnat |
stock continued to absorb an importanl
proportion of the total transactions
Efforts to hold the money rate proved
unavailing in view of the disparity be- I
tween the New York call money rate
and other markets and call loans on I
the board fell to 2 per cent, today. As ;
a result the relief from these
important reactionary tendencies
was strong and prices recov?
ered quite generally from yester?
day's decline. But the strength was
confined largely to spots, and the mar?
ket is still in the hands of the pro?
fessionals and reflects no outside inter?
In the railroad list outside of North?
ern Pacific, dealings were not large but
prices in a number of cases advanced
to the best points.
The total sales or stocks today were
Baltimore & Ohio. 441
Canada Paeilic. 8?
Canada Southern. 524
Chesapeake & Ohio. 284
Chicago ?t Alton. 1504
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. . 1155
C. C. C. & St. L. 41
do do pref'd. 85
Delaware & Hudson. 108
Delaware, Lack. &W. 14!>
Erie (new). 144
Port Wayne. 171
Great Northern pref'd. 137j
Illinois Central.ex div lll?
Lake Shore . 18?
Louisville & Nashville. 564
Manhattan L . 9?
j Michigan Central. 105
Missouri Pacific. 344
Mobile & Ohio. 274
New Jersey Central. 1)3
New York Central. lift*
Norfolk & Western. 13J
Northern Pacific.. 424
do pref'd. 774
Rock Island. 101 i
I St. Paul. l"?i
do pref'd. 1564
I Southern Pacific. 22}
I Southern Railway. bS
do pref'd. 344
! Texas it Pacific. 131
Union Pacific pref'd,. (!ri?
Adams Express. 114
Autericau Express. 130
United States Express. 41
Wells Fargo Express. 120
I American Tobacco. 1494
do pref'd . 128
People's Gas. 104?
j Consolidated Gas. 181
1 General Electric. 49?
Pacific Mail. 334
Pullman Palace.es div 1874
j Silver Certificates. 1514
Sugar . 123
do pret'd . lO??
j Tennessee Coal & Iron. 28S
Western Union. U2J
! Chicago Northwestern. 131
do pref'd. 171
j Chicago Great Western. 158
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
CHICAGO, Sept. 21.?Wheat was
I strong today at' the opening and weak
I at the close. Heavy outside buying
and large export sales were sustaining
I influences, but realizing by profession
alders proved too much for the
ket to stand up under. December
id at 1-Sc decline and September
I 3-Sc lower. Corn was easy but lost only
I a small fraction. Oats were strong un?
der covering by shorts, and advanced
|l-8@3-Sc. Provisions were dull and
ik, closing 2 1-2 to lOcents lower,
j WHEAT? Opeu High Low Close.
Sept 67 ?74 ?04 664
Dei! ?3? (I3J ?34 684
May 65 ?64 645 645
Sopt 29? 29i 294 295
Dec 29} *9i 2?8 29}
Sept 214 21? 214 214
Dec 205 20J 204 20J
Sept 8.19J 8.174 8.074 8.10
Oct 8.27 S.30 8.174 8.171
Sept 4.70 4.724 4.?5 4.70
Oct 4.75 4.774 4.75 4.75
Sept 5.25 5.25 5.25 5.25
Oct 4.70 4.224 4.674 4.674
Cash quotations were as follows:
Flour dull; No. 3 spring wheat.
US<@?4; No. 2 red, ?74; No. 2,
com, 80@ 304: No. 2 oats, 224; No.
2 white, 24@254; No. 3 white, 25;
'No. 2 rye, 48; No. 2 barley, 28
@444; No. 1 flax seed, 914; prime
timothy seed, 2.45; messs pork per
barrel 8.15yr8.20; lard, per 100 pounds,
email@example.com; short ribs sides, loose,
5.15(g)5.35; dry salted sL- ulders,
boxed, 44@S; short clear lideH,
boxed, firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 2 yellow corn,
NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK. Sept. 21.?Coton fu?
tures opened steady. October, 523;
November, 5.27; December, 5.33: Jan?
uary, 5.37: February. 5.41; March. 5.47;
April, 5.53; May, 5.56; June, 5.59.
BALTIMORE PRODUCE MARKET.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 21.?Flour?Quiet
and steady; unchanged.
Wheat?Strong; spot and month. 71
l-4ft!l-2: October, 70 5-8@7-8; Decem?
ber. 69 3-4@7-8: southern wheat by sam?
Corn?Dull; spot and month. 33 3-S@
1-2: October, 335-8@3-4; November, 34
(534 1-4, new or old; November or De?
cember, 32 3-4@331-4; southern white
Oats?Firm; No. 2 white western, 26
Rye?Firmer; No. 2 nearby, 491-2:
No. 2 western, 51 1-2.
Lettuce?70 cents per bushel box.
W h iske y?U n c ha nged.
THE WAY OUT.
"Just think of his committing suicide
for love! Wasn't it awful?"
"It was the only way he could keep
his word, poor boy, for he had vowed
ti> her that he would never love another
._ir? ?_I'._aj.u.. -_saea - - j~
Mamptmt bureau of HTlic ?aHg ISrcss,
Phoebus Bank Building, King Street. Telephone No. 18.
All news letters for publication In this department should be addressed to
Dally Press Bureau. Hampton._
The Daily Press will be found for sale every morning at the folio wins
Hampton?Shield's book store. Quean street, and at the offloe of the paper
on King- street.
Old Point- Baulcn'a stationery and b ook store, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlln
Had Another Lovefeast Yes?
TWO COUNTY CHAIRMEN
Kx-CougreHHiimu L.lbby AlHY Again Kun
Facti?.iml Fight. Tu?, lirldgetortli
VlM? tu be Taken Up Till?
mornlntr. other lcemn.
(Special to the Evening Telegram.)
The county convention of. the Wise
branch of the Republican party wan
held in Samaritan Hall at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon and, like the dis?
trict meeting the day before, was a>
model affair in point of harmony. Not
a discordant word was heard to mar
the placid bosom of the stream of fac?
tional unity. All was peace.
The Hon. Harry Libbey, county
chairman of the Wise wing called the
delegates to order and explained the
purpose for which they had assemble*.
John H. Robinson and George R. Wood
were then made permanent chairman
and secretary, respectively, and within
the brief space of ten minutes the
most remarkable love feast In the his?
tory of the Republican party in this
county was under full headway. There
was no speech-making, a fact which
enabled Chairman Robinson to make
a clean sweep of the business on band
in less than forty-five minutes.
The usual committees were quickly
appointed and went to work without
loss of time. That on credentials re?
ported the following delegates present
and entitled to seats:
Hampton district?T. H. Kennedy, M.
T. Walker. I. T. Jones. Andrew Wil?
liams. Riddick Watson and Robert
Wythe district?E. G. Jones, A. W.
Truehart, T. H. Saunders, A. C. Wil?
liam?. Isaac B. Smith and John H.
Chesapeake district?Anthony Prior,
Jerry Simpson, Robert Thornto"n, AJ
bert Hone, Harry Libbey, H. L. Gordon
and George L. Wood.
The next step in the proceedings re?
quired but ten minutes. It was the
nomination of delegates to the Con?
gressional convention, which will as?
semble at Armory Hall at 12 o'clock
today. The list presented embraced the
Albert Howe, H. L. Gordon, Jerry
Simpson, Anthony Prior, Andrew Wil?
liams, Riddick Watson, I. T. Jones, J.
H. Robinson, A. W. Truehart and A.
Alternates?T. H. Saunders, John M.
Cray, William Rennick and E. G. Jones.
.Members of the district committee
were elected as follows:
Wythe?J. H. Robinson.
Chesapeake?George R. Wood.
For county chairman the only name
proposed was that of Mr. LlWby, who
was elected with a vigorous shout, the
only demonstration indulged in during
Chairman Robinson then declared the
day's work- ended, and the members
of this remarkable gathering dispersed
as quietly as they had come.
The nomination of a Congressional
candidate was not discussed at tUe
meeting, but it was positively nssertsd
last night that the entire delegation
is for Mr. Libbey, and that they will
use their best efforts to make him the
standard bearer. Men who profess to
be well informed with respect to the
situation, say that Mr. Libbey can
easily capture the prize if he desires It.
He is non-communicative upon the sub?
ject, but it may be safely remarked
that he would not accept the honor
if it invoked a breach of good faith
toward Dr. Wise. Nevertheless, no one
need be surprised 'by the announcement
that the ex-Congressman is again on
National Capital race track.
THE PHOEBUS MISSION.
Mr. Wilson Tells About the Work in
Mr. Charles E. Wilson, superintend?
ent of the White Ribbon Reading
Rooms established in Phoebus by la?
dies of the Woman's Christian Temper?
ance Union of Hampton and Newport
News, sends the following to the Daily
??Tot the Editor of the Daily Press:
"The comfortable rooms fitted up In
Curry street, near Mellen, Phoebus,
are becoming very popular with our
soldiers and sailors, 'both young and
old. The reading room and restaurant
are most tastefully decorated, and
made to look comfortable and home?
like. It will be lighted up at night.
There are a great number of very
young men at the fort who have re?
cently joined the army, and our main
object is to draw them away from the
many evils that they may so easily
fall into. There are good men in the
service of Uncle Sam and we want
them to keep up their reputation and
.be soldiers and Christian soldiers.
** In the day our time is taken up with
our elderly comrades of the Soldiers'
rome, who want as much care and at?
tention as our younger brothers.
Soldiers are a great help to the cause.
A goodly portfon of them are wearing
the W. C. T. U's. white ribbon. I wish
they were ail wearing it. Then tna
poor drunken man is not despised; we
give him also a hearty welcome and do
what we best can to straighten him Tip
and send him home sober.
A few days ago Mrs. Wilson saw
two sailors in a drunken brawl at the
corner of Malory street. She sprang
right into the center of the crowd and
pulled the jackies out. and with much
difficulty towed them down to the read?
ing room, where they were laid out to
sleep off their drunk, built up with
strong coffee, a bath and a wash up,
and got down to the pier and safe on
board, so that they did not break their
leave. One belonged to the cruiser
Dixie and the other to the Cassius.
Thank God there is a light house in
Phoebus where we can rescue the per?
ishing and care for the dying souls,
and point them to Jesus. We ask the
prayers of our readers that God may
wonderfully bless this rescue work and
that by our deeds and not by words
we shall be known.
Our daily prayers are that Phoebus
may realize the usefulness of God's
wonderful work among men.
CHARLES E. WILSON, Supt.
BRTDGEFORTH CASE TODAY.
Arguments by Eminent Lawyers Will
Be Heard This Morning.
Arguments in the Cffse of Mr. Wlllam
H. Bridgeforth. who sues to secure the
annulment of the decree of divorce and
alimony granted by Judge Gunter to
Mrs. Alice M. Rridgeforth, his wife. In
the Circuit Court of this county sev?
eral years ago, will be heard this
morning by Judge Blackstone. As the
case Is one involving issues of the ut?
most importance to both parties to the
controversy, and as the attorneys who
will address the court have carefully
studied It from every conceivable point
of view, it may be safely stated that ,
another of the great legal battles for
which this county has become famous
ill be fought today.
Mr. Brldgeforth is represented by
Judge Mann, of Nottoway Courthouse,
A. C. Garrett. of Newport News
ind Mr. E. E. Montague, of this city.
Opposed to these gentlemen arc Col.
unas Tabb and Mr. Fracls F. Cau
. The argument will consume the
THE MONTGOMERY HERE.
The fleet of naval vessels in Hampton
Roads was augmented yesterday by
? arrival of the cruiser Montgomery
1 the monitor Puritan. I?>th of which
are anchored a short distance "ff the
dock at Old Point. The Meet now con?
sists of the San Francisco, Amphitrlte,
Terror Puritan, Montgomery and Yo
semlte. There are also five or six con
erted yachts in the harbor.
The jury in the case of \V. R. Allen
Co.. grocers, of Newport News, who
sued Messrs. J. M. and .1. R. Ross to re?
cover money due for groceries nleged to
have been purchased by the latter
about eight years ago. yesterday re
trned a verdict in favor of the defend?
Judge Mann, of Nottoway Court?
house, arrived in the city yesterday
id was greeted by scores of friends.
There Is not a more popular gentleman
Elizabeth City county than Judge
The popularity of Judge Blackstone
amonp the people of Hampton increas?
es with each visit he pays the town.
His sound judgment as a jurist, the
celerity with which he dispatches the
business of his court, his dlpniflcd de?
meanor on the bench, coupled with un?
affected courtesy toward the members
of the bar. are qualities which have
on for him many friends here.
TO MAKE SMOKELESS POWDER.
The Government to Build a Large Fac
tory Near Indian Head.
A Washington special in the Balti?
more Sun is as follows: Work has be.
gun on the establishment of a large
powder factory for the navy. It will
be located about two miles from the
naval proving station at Indian Head,
and within 23 miles of Washington".
The new factory is being built under an
appropriation of S97.000 secured last
session, and when In operation will
have a greater capacity for producing
smokeless powder than any private
concern in the country. With that at
Newport, which delivers about 1000
pounds of powder a day, the navy
should have within less than six
months two "actories capable of sup?
plying all the jmokeless powder that it
may require on a peace basis.
At Indian Head tin- Government con?
trols a large reservation purchased
nine years ago, when the first proving
station for new guns was established.
This tract stands on the Maryland
shoVe, and is remote from any thickly
settled region, with a range for the
heaviest guns up and down the river
and high banks near by, against which
the heavy armor plates are placed
when attacked by the great IS and 12
The work of superintending the
building of the powder factory will be
in charge of Lieutenant Bernandou, an
expert on the development of smoke?
less powder. He will begin his new
duty soon after the expiration of his
sick leave this month, and proposes to
press the work so that the factory may
'be completed early next year. The
plans for the factory call for a plant
capable of between 3000 and r,000 pounds
THE FUTURE OF CUBA.
No Minority Government?Give All
Classes a Chance.
(St. Louis-Globe Democrat.)
The native Cubans are seemingly di?
vided. But upon one point all may rest
assured. They will be permitted to es?
tablish by an honest majority vote an
independent government of their own if
such should be their wish. The Con?
gress of the United States voluntarily
made this pledge and it will be kept in
Derfect sincerity. Any part of the popu?
lation in Cuba opposing the test at the
ballot box will have to explain itself.
Those who object to a free election on
the question of future government must
be tainted with ideas unknown and un?
recognized in this country. Minority
rule has no standing with us, nor have
Spanish-American revolutionary jun?
tas. We shall pacify Cuba and estab?
lish there a stable. Republican form of
government, and then withdraw if the
majority so decide.
Surely the Cubans known as -til?ur
gents can reasonably ask for nothing
more. To a certain extent their attitude
toward this country has been that of
spoiled children. We have disinterest?
edly fought their battles and saved
them from extermination. But we
have not recognized their claim to be
a nation. Their insistence on this point
is ill-advised. They should disband
their troops and co-operate with us as
quiet, loyal citizens until the island is
in shape to settle the question of its
future sovereignty. The Philippine In?
surgents are not acting wisely. They
are not content to accept freedom its
constructed by the United States. They
want power, the functions of a distinct
government to tax the people and nego?
tiate loans. Their fitness for such sud?
den advancement is more than doubt?
ful. The time is past when we can ac?
cept the figures of any Cuban junta on
the number of people they represent.
We shall look into the matter for our?
selves. Any minority in Cuba propos?
ing to obstruct us should beware. Th?
government we shall found will be n<
hot-bed of revolution.
CAPT. SIGSBEE IN LUCK.
Leaves His Overcoat on a Train, bu
' It Turns Up All Right.
Capt. Sigsbee. of the Texas, left hi<
. overcoat in a Ijotik Branch train or
? Saturday afternon. He had slight hop*
of recovering the garment, but yester
day morning, says the New York Sur
? (September 20), he went to the lost ant
found department In the Pennsylvanh
: Railroad depot, Jersey City, and sail
to the clerk:
i "I left an overcoat on the Lotu
i Branch train Saturday afternoon. an<
! "We have it there. Captain Slgsoee.'
1 interrupted the clerk, producing th<
overcoat. "The porter found it."
"How did you know my name'.'" asket
"The porter saw it on the inside o
the coat," replied the clerk, "and 1 rec.
ognized you from your pictures." Cap?
tain Sigsbee thanked the clerk, left s
\ reward for the porter and tok the ferry?
boat for this city.
"Do you know all about the Bible
papa?" asked the lUlte son of a cltizer
. who prides himself on his scriptural
. knowledge. "Oh, I guess I could answei
anything you might ask, Jimmle," was
? the imprudent reply. "Was Job's tur
i key a gobbler or a hen?"?Detroit Free
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WHEN I AM DEAD.
Vhan I am dead, my dear***,
Bing no sad sours for ma.
Plant thou no rmos nt my head
Nor shady oypress troe.
Be th? fcre*m grass abovo mo
With showers and dewdrops wo??
And if thou wilt remomber,
And if thou wilt forget.
I ?hol! not soe the shadows.
I shnll not fool tho rain,.
I ahull not hour the nightlngals
Bin? on us if in pain,
And, dreaming throuuh the twilight
Thr.t doth not rise nor aut,
Huply I may romomber.
And haply may forcet.
?Christina Q. Rossatta.
Tho Flan Used In tho Library of Colombia
There has been over si net) tho world
emerged from tho dim light of tho tallow
dip a desire for more and more brilliant
Illumination, without oolor, without shad?
ows mid yet with abundance of light.
This light for best oflectB should como from
as many directions abovo tho lino of sight
as possible. In interior Illumination tho
floors and side walls should therefore be
dark, tho colling as light as possible and
tho illumination should come from as
many sources as practicable. If one dirco
j tion only is available, then the opposite
wall should be kept light to give reflection.
Few people realize that a "dead white"
surface reflects about 80 por cent of tho
light which falls upon It, and, therefore,
that a white widl or ceiling is an excellent
reflector, and, In fact, absorbs ruuob. loss
light than docs uny traii6inisslvo diffusion
apparatus, auch as ground glass globes,
etc., which often absorb 40 to HO per cent
of the light Impinging upon thorn.
A deslrq for diffused Illumination for
bringing out tho architectural effects of
the new Columbia University library- led
to the following design for this purpose:
A white opaque sphere 7 feet in diameter
was suspended from the middle of tho
dome, 86 foot abovo the floor, by one-quar?
ter inch steel rope, tho latter being entire?
ly Invisible from below. To all appear?
ances tho sphere floats In tho air. The
globe is o framework of wood covered with
veneering and coated with a white matt
surface wash, its general appearance, be?
ing that of a ground glass surface. This
is illuminated to an Intrinsic brilliancy of
from T5 to 300 foot candles by rays from
eight Colt projection ltmtoms placed in
eight equidistant corners of the four up?
Those lights are boxed In so that only
the projecting lens is visible. Each of
them throws adlsk of light o foot 6 inohos
In diameter upon tho sphoro. Tho eight
disks overlap so that tho whole sphere
seems to glow with a pale, diffused light.
The effect is beautiful in the extrumo.
Tho surface seems translucent, and the
light seems to como from a certain depth
within and to batho the whole globe with
- a warm light. As tho globe floats below
the colling It is dlffioult to locate it
Whether Its is noar by or a moon in tho
clear sky miles away is left to tho Imagina?
tion. This if, not Intended as a light by
which to read, the tables all having road
ing lamps, but it is possible to read with
considerable case on tho floor of the read?
ing room by tho light cf tho sphere alone.
A crude test gives tho approrliaata can
dlo power as about 500, but the light is so
white and so agreeable that It gives one
the impression of greater power. The
eight lamps take about 150 amporos, the
whole lighting of tho main rending room
taking about 1100 atnperus, while tho cen?
tral room of tho Congressional library at
Washington, about 10 per cent larger, re?
quires nearly 900 amperes.?Progressive
: Age. _
Bow High la Yonr ChalrT
Somo curious experiments have been
made by a Harvard professor to prove what
is really tho best height for the chair you
sit on and the desk you write at. Every
person, It appears, ought to have a chair
specially made to suit his or her height,
and t he seat of tho chair should bo exactly
one-quarter of your hoight from tho floor.
Thus If you are 6 feet high tho chair seat
should be 18 inches. Tho width of the
seat should exactly equal its hoight, and
it should slope backward three-quarters
of an inch to the foot. Tho bock should
be a trifle higher than thu seat and sloped
?lightly, not too much.
Finally your desk should bo two-thirds
as high again as the seat of your chair.
Thus- if your chair scat Is 24 inches tho
desk should bo 40 Inches in height. When
you have attended to all these little de?
tails, you can sit and write all day with?
out feeling that backache that cotues from
chairs and desks that don't fit you.?Bos?
Dishonest peoplo work harder for small?
er profit than honest ones. The secret serv?
ice has discovered that counterfeit 1 cent
pieces are being made. When the old cop?
per ocnts wore in use, they were about tho
same value in weight as tho metal itself,
but copper has grown cheaper, and the cent
of today is only one-third of the old fash?
ioned one. A man or woman working
very hard can turn out about 500 of these
cento in ono day. Besides tho cost of the
... metal is tho cost of the mold and of the
.' chemicals used in finishing them, the en
tiro amount being about one-quarter of
the face value. Upon this statement the
counterfeiter would clear only $3.75 a day,
but the trouble In "shoving tho queer," as
they call passing tho counterfeit, is ex?
tremely great, so that the malefactor is
i usually obliged to get two or three as?
sistants to help him. This would reduce
tho pay to about 80 coats a piece for a
' hard day's work.?New York Mail and
' Express. *
A Mountain of Gold.
Tho itiost famous and most puzzling of
?11 gold mines is Mount Morgan. It li
. supposed to be tho product of a hot water
spring and is simply a niouijcain of gold,
, but of gold that has already been treated
, by nature. In some faroff age the bill has
> been a hugo natural crucible and all the
. gold it contains has been already mined,
l chemically dissolved and precipitated by
1 nature herself. All the gold ever dlscov
l ered in tho mountain exists in a sort of
1 golden flour dissolved through ironstone.
1 She Cut Hin Hair.
?? "Sammy," said Delilah determinedly,
; "hereafter I Intend to cut your hair my?
self. You give up altogether too tauch, to
[ that Dutch barber."
Samson's subsequent appearance, amid
f the ridicule of the Philistines, brought
. down the house.?Philistine
The ago of whales is ascertained by the
size and number of lamina) of the whale?
bone, that increase yearly. Ages of 300
and 400 years have been assigned to whales
from these indications.
WASHINGTON. ..opt. 21.?The Army
now has a supply or smokeless pov -er
for the new rifles.
anc! Family Liquor Store
B8TflBL>i8HED IN 1868.
Is the place for you to bay your
Wines and Liquors for Cocking And
ite ore u Rums oi ine m m m
No Loud Talking
or Singing, discuss?
ing of Politics, Na?
tionality or Keli
gion. All who
cannot comply with
these rules 4re re?
quested to spend
their time and mon?
AU orders fry mail will rsaalra
No. STLS WASHINGTON AVJENUJL
P. O. Box M. NEWPORT NBWA VA.
C1 HESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY
; FOR RICHMOND, WASHING?
TON. LYNCHBURG, CINCINNATI.
LOUISVILLE. CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS,
&C. MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND
Schedule In effect June 28, 1898.
WESTBOUND, j 6 & 1 | Up. 1
Ar Richmond ....
Ar Lynchburs ?
Ar Lexington, Va.
Ar Nat'i Bridge ..
Ar Clifton Forge
Lv Richmond _
Ar Stauuton _
Ar Clifton Forge
Ar Va. Hot Spr'gs
Ar White Sulphur)
j Ar Chicago .
Ar St_ Louis
? 1 45pf
? 3 3Sp
? 6 45p
?Dally except Sunday.
Nou. S and 1 Mountain Resorts train
daily to Richmond and eieept Bandar,
raSimond to Ronceverte.
Tarlor Car Old Point to Ronoeverta
No. 1 with Pullman doily Richmond
to Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis.
No. 3 with Pullman dally Old Point to
Hlnton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Meals served on dining cars on Noa.
l_a.nd 3 west of Gordonsvtlle.
TRAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS
FOR OLD POINT
Week days 10 30 a, U 15 a and 1, 8, 5,
I 6 05 and 615 p m,
Sundays only U 16 a and 1. 3, 5, 6 05,
i 7, 8 and 9 pm.
FOR NORFOLK. JExtralNoy 31NO. 4
[Trip, j dal j dat.
Lv. Newport News .
I Ar Norfolk.
8 20a 111 3.5a! 8 06p
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
dally 6 40 a m and 3 00 p m. Leavatt
Norfolk 7 00 a m. 9 36 a m and 3 30 pm
for Newport News.
For tickets and other Information ap?
ply to E. W. ROBINSON, Ticket Agent,
JOHN D. POTTS,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Ast.,
HE NORFOLK & WASHING?
TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY.
The New and Powerful Iron FaJaca
i Steamers Newport News, Washington
and Norfolk will leavs dally as iol
i Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. 5:00 p. m?
! Leave Norfolk, foot of MathewB
street at . 5:45 p. m.
I Leave Old Point at. 6:45 p. m,
Arrivo Washington at. 7:00 a. m,
B. &. O. R. R. PENN., R. B
Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m.. 8:00 ana
Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m. 10:60 a m
Ar. New York at.. .. 1:25 p m.,2:l? p m
South bound, B. & Q. R. B- Penn. B. R.
Lv. New York at_U:30 a nj-.1:00 P m
Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:33 p m..3:18 p ?n
Ar. in Washington .. 4:30 p tc..0:18 p m
Steamers leave Washington at 5:39 pm
Arrive Fortress Monroe at.... 7:00am
I Arrive Norfolk at . 8tQ0 a m
Arrive at Portsmouth at. 8i?0 a m
The trip down the historic Potomac
river and Chesapeake Bay on the ele?
gant steamers of this company is un?
surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, having been built la JfSm%
and are fitted up In the mast luxuri?
ant manner, with electric lights, osU
bell, and steam heat in each room.
The tables are supplied with evesy de?
licacy of the season from ths msrkaSa
of Washington and Norfolte,
For further information appiy to
D. 2. CALLAH2AN. Agent.
LD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA)
The elegant passenger a teams hips
Jamestown, Guyandotte, Princess Anns
and Old Dominion leave New York)
every day except Sunday at S:M
P. M., for Norfolk and Newport News,
touching at Fortress Monroe on the
south bound trip.
The ships of this Une leave Norfolk
for New York direct every day except
Sunday at 5:30 P. M.
A short, delightful and Invigorating
First-class, straight, including meals
and berth .$ 8.W
First-class, round trip. Including
meals and berth . S13J)9
Steerage, without subalst&nce- 4.60
Steamer Luray arrives from Smith
field and leaves for Norfolk dally ex?
cept Sunday at 8:00 A, M. JUtaf&sns;
leaves Norfolk from Bay X?ae Wfe_fl
every day except Sunday at 8:00 P. M,
M. B. CRO WElik Agent?
\/% ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS
iVl PORTATION CO/S STEAMSHiE
DINES FOR BOSTON, PROVtDENOH
and BALTIMORE. ?. - ? w
Leave Newport News, via NoflKS***
Boston every Monday,Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at M80 P.
M. Leaves for Frovldenoe T?SdayB,
Fridays and Sundays at 5:S0 P. M,
Leave Newport News for Baltimore.
Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sun?
days at 6 P. M., connecting for Wash?
ington, Philadelphia and New York.
Kara to Baltimore, one way, $3; round
trip; $5. including stateroom barth. Ac?
commodations and oulslne un
equulled. Freight and passengers,
taken for all points north and south.
For further information apply to
L. C. 3AUNDERS,* Agent.
Newport News, Va,
W. P. TURNER, G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY, T. M.
Generai office, Balttmoro. Mfi.
ryi HE STEAMER S. A. MfCALIi
JL will leave Newport Nswb witls
both freight and passengers for Feto??
burg every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday about 7:15 A. M.. and will leave
Newport News for Norfolk every Taaa
day, Thursday and Saturday ajbout S:M
**? M _
Will leave Norfolk every MonCa-Fs
Wednesday and Friday at 6^00 A. M.
sharp. _______ J. W. PHILLIPS.