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Price .$2,600 OO
I $1,50 >.00 Gash )
^ Balance on easy terms *
4 MULFORD & EDMUNDS 1,
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De La Sa//e Institute
Hampton Roads. Grand Boultvard
and De La Salle Ave. For young men
and boys. Commercial, Scientific and
Literary. Also Military Tactics. Half
car fare from Newport News to La
Salle Ave. For particulars apply at the
J. R. 8WINERTON, Manager.
SPECIAL RATES TO COMMERCIAL
V^, Transportation Co
W. R. SCULL, Mannt".-.
freight, Baggage, Safes i ?ni
ture carefully and promptly moved.
All kinds of nauling done at low
Phone 25S2. ? ~ BOX HI.
S. J. Brown & Co
De>a!e>i-s in Land.
Office nd Residence Opposite Poplar
Avenue, Phoebus, Virginia.
NOTARY WITH SEAL.
Lock Box 225 Hampton, Va.
On the Back River Road to the Right
250 feet from the C. & O. Railroad
tracks, signs all around it. we have
100 Lots or more graded, laid out in
streets, 200 trees planted; look at it.
We call it
If you want an honest bargain in
lots, to speculate, or build, see Mr.
Heinickel, the Baker of Phoebus, or
come to me. Either of us will put you
on the ground floor, as to prices.
There can be no "handicaps" or "back
caps" about this. "We will sell the first
few lots at cost, and give you your own
terms. This property is owned by A.
Heinickel and the undersigned,
PHONE 453 PHORRtJS. VA.
LOCK BOX 225
HAMPTON, VI RGJ NJA
Trustees' Sale of Braxton Office
Under and by virtue of the powers
vested in us as Trustees named in a
Deed of Trust bearing date on the 25th
day of May, 1S0S, executed by Carter
M. Braxton and Nannie C. Braxton, for
the benefit of the creditors of the said
Carter M. Braxton, which deed is
duly recorded in the Clerk's office of the
Corporation Court of the City of New?
port News, we will sell at Public Auc?
tion on the premises on SATURDAY,
THE 19th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1S98.
AT 2 P. M., all that certain lot. piece,
or parcel of land situate in the city of
Newport News, State of Virginia,
known and designated by the Lot num?
ber 3. in Block number 111. on a certain
map entitled, "Map of Part of
the City of Newport News,
Virginia," which said may
is duly recorded in the Clerk's office of
the Corporation Court of the city of
Newport News, in Plat Book No. 1.
page 3. to which reference is here made.
This lot adjoins the First National
Bank on Washington avenue, near
Twenty-eighth street, and the building
situate thereon is what is commonly
known as the Braxton Brown Stone
Front Office Building, and is one of the
most valuable in the city.
The property will be sold subject to
existing leases, an^ also subject to a
deed ot trust thereon to William C.
Stuart, trustee, to secure the payment
of the sum of fifteeen thousand dollars
($15.000) and interest as specified in said
deed, which is recorded in the clerk's
office of the County Court of the county
of Warwick, in Deed Book No. 15, at
TERMS:?Purchaser is to assume
payment of moneys secured by said last
mentioned deed of trust; one-half of
the balance of the purchase price shall
be paid in cash and the remainder in
equal payments in six and twelve
months, deferred payments to bear in?
terest and title to be reserved until
such deferred installments shall be
A. S. SEGAR,
R. M. LETT, Trustees.
October 22nd, 1898.
A Good Judge of Fuel, 5H?>.
?will never burn anything but our high
grade coal. It is' not only satisfactory
for cooking and heating purposes, but
its Intense neat and long continued
combustion makes it economical In the
C._C._SM IT II & CO
Boarders- W nted
BY FRANCIS M. ELLISON
No 114 Thirtu-tirst Street.
Also furnished rooms for rent, with
pv without b-aid. T*r-.s reasonable
For Rare Bargains in
Farms, houses and lots in |
town and county for sale.
Never refreshed and strengthed
like our pure Bourbon Whiskey. For
an aid to digestion, preventive of colds,
cure for chills and specific for grip it is |
R. J. MACKEY
E. W. JOHNSON
Contkactok and BuiLUEfc
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Plans and Specifications Prepared
HOUSE WORK A SPECIALTY
Reward of Five Dollars
if any one finds water in the raw oys?
ters that you buy from the Hotel Ivy
other than the natural liquor. We sell
oysters in any quantity at the rate of
twenty-five (25) and thirty (30) cents
per quart. Medium, per gallon, SOc;
select, per gallon $1.00; in shell per
bushel 50 to 60e. Our oyster house at
the corner at 27th street and Lafayette
avenue is open to the inspection of the
public. Call Hotel Ivy. old and new
'phone. Orders delivered in 15 min?
utes. T cater for the household trade
especially. M. JOO.
AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CDRL
JIJ?Z, A?-rpo7r* DLieaars? Failing Mem
ory.Irapotency, Sleeplessness, etc., caused
by Abuso or other ensues and Indis?
cretions, Th^y quickly and, sun i<;
restore JLost Vitality in oid oryounc.ond
for study, bus*
*Prevent Insanity and Consumption if
""L air use shows immediate improvc
. CUKE where alt other fail In
-? the genuine Aim Tablets. They
have cured thousands and witlcureyoa* Wecive n pos?
itive written guarantee to effect a cure EA f^TC Ln
each case or refund the money. PricevW UBviper
Ppcj$ayet: or, six pkBee (full treatmenti for %2JE0. By
iipt of prieo. Cirenlax
For aale In Newport News, Va., by
A. E. Q. KLOR, Drussdat.
?rj?Liu Plain \_
'"?AJAX REMEDY CO.,
Follow Up the Plan
that runs through your mind. Insure
your property at once. Real estate or
personalty is all the same to us. We
let you know the cheapest rates, you
pay your premiums.
Of course we know that the chances
of tire or remote but then?be sure to
be on the safe side.
MARYE & BOYENT0N,
Room No. 1 Braxton Building.
In keeping1 my store
open is to put up
And that keeps us
fairly busy, with more
business in sight.
Our little shopis of?
ten filled, but we will
make room for you
Ions? enough to take
your order, and wil.
deliver your medicine
anywhere in the city.
If yon are in a hurry
we are in position to
to serve you quickly.
Two registered clerks,
Im. 6. Burgess,
I To Whom It May Concern:
This Is to notify you that we, Hoff- j
man Bros., heretofore conducting a malt I
liquor saloon at the corner of Thirty
fourth street and Lafayette avenue,
will make application to the Corpora?
tion Court at the November term for an
Ordinary license for our hotal at the
corner of Thirty-fourth street and
loot 18-tf HOFFMAN BROS.
Commission at Chicago Hears New Ev?
idence as to Condition of Hospitals.
CHICAGO. New s.?The war investi?
gating commission today continued the
examination of witnesses. General
Dodge, chairman of the committee,
now says that he began to see an end of
the h>ng investigation.
Dr. A. C. Smith, of Clinton. In., was
the llrst witness. He testified that at
times the hospitals at Chickainauga
were crowded: also that there was a
shortage of medical supplies. He also
complained of the water:
Asked about Dr. Mile B. Ward, who
testified yesterday, witness said he re?
garded Dr. Ward as a very competent
and very conscientious man. Dr. Smith
continuing said: "I wrote once a report
to the surgeon general, hut .1 think it
never got any further than General
Compton's ottiee. I was asked by Gen?
eral Compton and Major Jenney to
withdraw ii. as it might net me into
disfavor personally, bat I fid them
there was nothing in it that 1 wished to
A copy of this report had been pre?
served by Dr. Smith and was handed to
the commission. 111 it he complains to
the surgeon general about conditions in
his hospital, giving fai ls and details in
accordance with his evidence today.
Charles S. Bullock, chaplain of the
First Illinois Cavalry, with rank as cap?
tain, said that in the great majority of
(????es of complains of poor food or inad- j
eo: ate supplies at Chickamnuga were
ab. ilutely unfounded, and that the sto?
ries published in the various newspapers
about the inhuman treatment of the sol?
diers was without any foundation.
Mrs. Trumbull White, of Chicago, who
went to Cuba with Miss Clara Barton
on the Texas and assisted the latter for
a time at Siboney, gave as her opinion
that there was a great lack of attend?
ants at the fever hospital at Siboney
and also a scarcity of supplies.
Colonel I.. H. Smith, purchasing agent
of the United States army, stationed at
Chicago, was then called to enlighten
the commission upon the question of
provisions for the troops, tin- quality,
NO OFFICIAL COMPLAINTS.
Colonel Smith said:
"I have had no official complaints
about any of the supplies I purchased,
except in the case of eight barrels of
pork which were reported to have been
in had condition."
The commission next heard two wit?
nesses from local packing houses touch?
ing the character of the canned heel'
purchased for the army. They said the
s.im.- quality of goods had been deliv?
ered to the French and British govern?
ments and no complaints have ever been
received from them. They thought ii
possible that the weather at the South?
ern camps and in Cuba might have
some effect on the canned roast beef.
Rev. George K. Hoover, a Chicago
clergyman, whose sun died in the Sec?
ond Division hospital at Jacksonville.
"In the hospital there seemed to be
a lack of medicines, some of the sim?
pler medicines. In talking with quar?
termasters, nurses and others. I found
what I thought was unnecessary fear of
stating facts. Fur instance, one would
not talk to.ni.. without saying: 'You
must not give my name or I will be sub?
ject to punishment.' "
A number of witnesses testified that
supplies were adequate and requisitions
They Seek to Protect Their Interests
in Cuba and Porto Rico.
WASHINGTON. Nov. S.?The for?
eign bondholders have at last moved
formally to protect their interests in > u
ba and Porto llico. The initial steps
have been taken through the agency
of the French embassy, which, in this
case, acts no longer as the representa?
tive of the Spanish government, but
for French subjects. Through the em?
bassy a most formidable statement has
been presented to the State Depart?
ment, being an account of the various
Spanish bonds owned by French citi?
zens chargeable against the territories
s.-t free by the act of the United States
The total sum of these bonds runs up
far into the millions. Just what it is
expected will be done with them is not
made clear. The United States govern?
ment, of course, will not pay them, hut
it may be that the French government
looks to it to cause the independent gov?
ernment of Cuba to assume liabilities
for the redemption of the bonds charged
against that island when that govern?
ment shall be duly installed by the act
of the united States government. It is
probable that other holders of like
bonds. German and British, will take
similar steps to have their claims
brought through their diplomatic rep?
resentatives to the atention of the
United Stales government, and it may
be that the holders of such bonds in
Spain, though Spanish citizens. will
take a like course, which would pre?
sent a novel claim upon the generosity
of the United States.
PEACE COMM1 SSIONERS.
Meeting to Reeelve America's Reply
Postponed Until Today.
PARIS. Nov. 8.?The United States
peace commissioners had formulated an
answer to Spain's voluminous present?
ment of Friday last, but the work of
typewriting this reply was too great to
be finished before 2 P. M. today, the
time fixed for the meeting of the joint
commission. This fact was communi?
cated at noon today to the Spaniards
with a request that he meeting occui
at 4 o'clock today. This request, how?
ever, was declined by the Spaniards on
the ground that they had some other
engagements for 4 o'clock today. Con?
sequently the meeting of the joint com
misison was deferred until - o'clock to?
JOHN ANDERSEN'S CASE.
WASHINGTON. Nov. S.?The appli?
cation of John Andersen, under sen- j
tence to be hanger for murder com?
mitted on the schooner Olive Pecker,
for a writ of habeas corpus, was argued
in the United States Supreme Court to?
Andersen's execution was to have tak?
en place during August, but his appli?
cation argued, today operated as a stay.
He will be resenteneed if the court de?
cides against him. P. J. Morris and H.
G. Miller represented Anderson at to?
day's hearing, and the United States
District Attorney for the Eastern Dis?
trict of Virginia, represented the gov?
The argument lasted all day. and the
court took the case under advisement.
Andersen's plea for habeas corpus is
based on the claim that he was not
represented by counsel chosen by him?
self, but arbitrarily named by the trial
court, thus denying him a constitution?
al right of counsel of his own choice.
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-cCi-mr Pill Co., U. S. Agents, Boston, Mass.
S. B.?All correspondence confid.-ntiil and returned
with erial package.
Pot sale in Newport Newo ?y W. <3.
lampion Bureau of ?h* ?ailg Press,
Phoebus Bank Building, King Street. Telephone >'o. IS.
All news letters for publication ,n this department should be addressed to
oally Press Bureau. Hampton._
The Dally Press will be found for sale every morning at the following
Hampton?6hlf Id's book store. Qjiean street, and at the office c. the paper
on King street.
Old Point- Baulch's stationery and b ook atore, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlin
Wise Carries Elizabeth City
BY A SMALL PLURALITY
?>:<! Soldier Found Deail In .lull. Sher IT
Cur Us to Rtceive. Hampton K even
to riay the William und Mary
The Congressional election in Hamp?
ton and vicinity yesterday was a very
quiet one and a light vote was polled".
The day passed as serenely as a May
morning and with no incident to ripple
its monotony and not a shadow of cause
for excitement on anybody's part. No
general interest was taken in thecontest.
the Democratic apathy being due to the
divided opposition and the Republican
lethargy to the apparent hopelessness of
The booths of Hampton precinct wer?
loeated just outside the courthouse, the
election officers and ballol box being
stationed in the building in the office of
the commissioner. The voting was so
slow and indifferent that the day was a
dull and wearisome one for the officers
ami all hands were glad when sunset
put an end to the tedium. and the
counting of votes began, varying the
monotony and imparting some interest
to an otherwise uninteresting election.
The ticket contained only the three
names?William S. Holland. William A.
Voting and Richard A. Wise?and judg?
ing from the fact that only ten defective
ballots were found in the 318 cast, it is
evident that the Walton-Parker law is
losing its terrors, or that the illiterate
clement refrained from voting.
The Wise faction of the RepublitSn
party made an energetic fight at the
finish of the campaign. Their closing
rally on Monday night helped their
cause, as did the distribution of Wise
badges. These red, white and blue lapel
ornaments were conspicuously in evi?
dence among the few bystanders around
the polling place and In the knots arm
groups encountered on the st "eets. There
was some activity among the Demo?
cratic campaign managers, but the rep?
resentatives of Mr. Holland were least
The vote cast was less than SO per
cent, of the .usual vote at Hampton pre?
cinct, and as counting was easy, the re?
sult was known before G P. M. It is as
Richard A. Wise (Rep.), 134.
William S. Holland (Rep.), 4?.
William A. Young (Dem.). 128.
Wise's plurality over Young, 6.
Wise's plurality over Holland, 88.
Total' vote east, 308.
Wise (Rep.) . 147
Holland (Rep.) . 89
Young (Dem.) . 116
Wise's plurality. 31.
Total vote east, 342.
FON HI f.D.
Wise (Rep.) . 13
Holland (Rep.) . 23
Young (Dem.) . 53
Young's plurality, 30.
Total vote cast. S3.
Wise (Rep.) . ISO
Holland (Rep.) . 113
Young (Dem.) . 120
Wise's plurality. 00.
Total vote cast. 413.
THE COUNTY COMPLETE.
Wise (Rep.) . 474
Young (Dem.) . 417
Holland (Rep.) . 271
Wise' plurality over Young. 57.
Young (Dem.) . 123
Wise (Rep.) . 9
Holland (Rep.) . 10
FOUND DEAD IN JAIL.
Sad Fate of an Old Soldier From the
National Veterans' Home.
A startling discovery was made by in?
mates of tht, temporary county jail yes?
terday morning. It was the finding of
the dead body of Archer Corrigan. a
disabled veteran from the National Sol?
diers' Home, lying upon the floor of the
jail closet, corrigan had been appar?
ently in his usual health when he left
his fellow prisoners an hour or two be?
fore and seemed quite cheerful. His
companion in durance, an old comrade
in arms, becoming uneasy at his long
absence from the cell. Instituted a
search and was shucked to rind Corri?
gan cold and stiff in death.
The discovery was immediately re?
ported to the jailor, by him to the
sheriff, who summoned Dr. Hope, act?
ing jail physician in Dr. Peek's absence.
Tlte physician, sheriff and others ex?
amined the corpse and questioned the
dead man's companions, but as there
was nothing to indicate the contrary,
death was attributed to natural causes
and an inquest deemed unnecessary.
Death was evidently due to apoplexy.
The authorities at the Home were noti?
fied and the body was turned over to
them for burial. .
Corrigan was arrested just one week
ago by Officer Watts on a charge of
drunkenness and was arraigned before
Mayor J. Barron Hope. The evidence
sustained the charge and the usual pen?
alty for a plain drunk was imposed,
$4.2:"> and costs, or ten days in jail. The
prisoner had in his pocket when arrest?
ed $4.30, but elected to serve his 10 days
and keep the money, which he was per?
mitted to do.
Another one of the city's wards died
yesterday at the almshouse. but in this
case the fatal summons was not unex?
pected. Alexander Bailey, a colored lu?
natic transferred from jail, to almshouse
several days ago because of illness, died
yesterday morning. His body will be
buried at the town's expense.
A GAME WITH COLLEGIANS.
The Hampton Eleven to Go Up Against
William and Mary Team.
The Hampton football team has a
game scheduled with the strong Wil?
liam and Mary team, but the date for it
has not been definitely fixed. It is
hoped that the two teams can meet next
Saturday, but this is by no means cer?
tain yet. In any event, they will play
in the next ten days. The collegians
have a team that will afford the locals
excellent practice and considerable op?
position. The men will average nearly
170 pounds in weight and have consid?
erable training. Their game with Ran
dolph-Macon last Saturday, which they
won, added much to their experience
and fitted them for more formidable
Hampton has a team which is be
, lieved to be uniformly strong and they
I ara fast rounding into shape and per
feeling their team play. i? bong. Ac
anis and Benjamin, three of the no
men. the locals believe they have ihn
cracks who will give an excellent a.
count nf themselves in the game
tain Walter Burke, in the practice give.
"" '"en that ra. j.eluous, dashy
>? many games in
play that has won s
The game with No
probably he played
THE .SHERIFF WILL, RECEIVE.
New County Jail Will Be Open for Bub
lie Inspection Next Tuesday
Sheriff It. Iv. Curtis authorizes "the an
nouncement that the new jail of Eliz
ibeth City county. n.>w about com?
pleted, will he open for the inspection of
the public on next Tuesday. November
15th. all day. That popular' ottioer will
be on hand to receive and show- visitors
over the new county institution, of
which all may be pardonably proud. It
will be reception day. and though no
?'refreshments will be served," visitors
are assured of an interesting cxperie.
and some surprises in the way of moil
ein jail building and equipment. If the
us wish they may enjov the Hove!
experience uf being lucked in one .if the
powerful stcl ,-ells and of i.ping
through the bin hats. There is much in
building t.i be seen besides the [iris,
The jail w ill probably be regularly
tenanted next Wednesday, and liiere is
doubt that sheriff, turnkey and pris?
oners will welcome the change, w hich is
n lung stride in the direction of cleauli
sanitalion and comfort.
A OAR BACK CREMATORY.
There has just been erected on tin
of the unsightly old garbage dunq
on tin? government reservation on the
more of Mill Creek a crematory tor the
destruction of rubbish and refuse.
Modern sanitary science has demon?
strated the ellicieney of tire as a disin.
ftant and in all the larger cities of the
?ountry crematories for the destruction
if garbage have long been in use with
l satisfactory results. Instead ol
merely removing refuse and decaying
matter from proximity tu populous
enters where it might otherwise breed
lisease germs, the crematory destroys
te germs and removes the unsightly
caps entirely. The new crematory is a
rapacious brick oven with a high title or
BRIEF ITEMS OF INTEREST,
'he ladies of St. John's church wit
oave a Chyrsanthetnum Tea Wednesday
ind Thursday afternoon and night in
the Parish House.
Dr. J. H. Peek returned home yester?
day from a week's stay in Greater New
fork, where he witnessed some of tie
treat political .lemonstrations.
The Republicans were delighted last
dght by the news from the New York
.?lection, while many Democrats state
that they feared it.
The County Court will reconvene this
.norning at 10 o'clock and the special
grand jury will be sworn and will begin
its labors. It will require at least two
? lays to complete their work.
lOcal Democratic workers were dis?
appointed in the vote cast for Young in
Hampton, but attribute it merely to off
Yesterday was a dull and quiet day
a business circles, due no doubt to tin
The new Peninsula Railway Company
will apply next week to the Board or
?Supervisors of Elizabeth city county
for the desired rights of way. Repre?
sentatives of the new company say the
onto will be surveyed and work begun
in the construction of the line just as
soon as the desired franchises are se?
ed. They have ample funds to build
the road, they say.
POKER PLAYED BY A DREAM.
"Brown always swore that he wasn't
I superstitious," said Brown's friend,
"but I've seen him twist his second
j linger around his first w hen be met a
ross-eyed man, and 1 know he has con?
scientious scruples against going under
a ladder. The fact that he occasionally
gets up and circles around a chair three
times while playing poker may not piove
anything, but any man who will lay
I dow n a good hand on account of a
earn is open to suspicion, and that's
what Brown did.
"It seems that Brown dreamed one [
i night of having a tilt with Smith.
Smith opened a jackpot, and Brown
I just hipped him once for luck. He held
the eight, nine, ten and jack of clubs,
so he had chances of filling either a
j straight or a Hush. Smith drew one
card?in the dream?and Brown. of
course, did likewise. lit pulled the
queen of clubs. Smith seemed to have
bettered, too, and they had a nice little
tilt. When Smith called he showed an
ace full to kings, and Brow n woke up j
I just as he was raking in the pile.
"Well, it happened that a few even
| ings after this Brown and Smith were
I in the same game, and after a while
Brown opened a pot with aces and
j kings. The rest dropped out, all but
Smith, and he raised the limit. Brown
] made good, and each man drew a card.
; Brown got third ace, and Smith seem?
ed to be pretty well satisfied with his
draw. Then Brown rememlbered his
dream. He held exactly the hand that
Smith held in his dream, and he broke
out In a cold perspiration.
'Dreams go by contraries.' he
thought to himself, 'and it's a cinch
j that Smith has got my straight flush.'
Then be bet a. white chip, and Smith
came back at him with a limit raise,
and the limit raise was pretty high.
That blooming fool Brown hesitated for
a minute, and then laid down his hand
with a sickly smile. 'Your straight
flush beats my hand,' he said. 'How
did you know I had a straight flush?'
asked Smith, surprised. Then Brown
told about the dream, and Smith laugh?
ed fit to kill himself. 'There's your
dream hand,' he said as he laid it out.
The eight, nine, ten and Jack of clubs
were there all right, but the fifth card
was the seven of spades.
'Of course. Brown swore, but. as the
I matter stands now. he doesn't figure out
I Just where he's at. Those two hands
came so close to the dream that he
can't settle it In his mind whether fate
slipped a cog that once or whether he
was a chump. But I know what Smith
The resemblance between Chauncey
M. Depew, the distinguished New York
railroad president and statesman, and
the late Adam Forepaugh. the :ircj/f(
king, was wonderfully striking,
chauncey was frequently mistajjffr, for
Adam, and vice versa. Thisjgfrnilarity
in persona! appearance ledjw? number
,,f very ludicrous mistakijiJITsays an ex
A few years ago^-^vhlle Forepaugh's
big show wasjlsrwlnter quarters in
Philadelphia, one of the baby elephants
was rentedLaut to the management of
an opera^Sunpany, It being utilized to
give rpi?ism to an Oriantiai scene.
Theyxffera company closed its season
th^Tatter part of March, and the baby
elephant was shipped back to Philadel?
phia in charge of the agent of the com
paBy' The elephant was lef: in the car.
and the agent went down town to the
Continental Hotel, where he had made
an appointment to meet Mr. Forepaugh.
whom he knew ami had frequently met.
Chauneey M. Depew happened to he
at tin- hotel at tin- tine-, lie had been
invited over to l'hiladelphi i to a dinner
given by the famous Clove.' Club, and
when tl.pera company's agent enter?
ed he was standing near Mi. desk talk?
ing to one of the eierks. The agent in?
stantly spmled him for Adam Foro
?(loo,I morning," he soul. "IM glad
to see you."
"Delighted. I'm sure." answered
Chauneey. with a puzzled look on '.ii?
face, as though trying to remember
where be bail seen the agent.
You got my letter, of course. .'"
"No?yes?well. no. I eiin't say thai I
did," ami the puzzled leek deepened on
Chauneey s face.
"(Hi, well," said the agent, ' it doesn't
make auv difference; the baihv's lice."
"Why. yes; it arrived tills morning.
What shall 1 do with It?"
"Do with what?"
?Why. the bubv."
"The baby elephant."
A light broke over Ohfltmooy's face.
"My dear fellow," be said, "who do you
take tue for?"
"For Adam Forepaugh."
Chauneey begun to laugh. "Cn i:
Caesar!" he exululined. That's the
fourth lime I've mistaken for Mr. Fore?
paugh since 1 have 1.n in Philadel?
phia, and in every town I strike I have
at least one experience of tile kind. My
names Ik-pew- I'm Chauneey Depew."
Then they both laughed. and the
agenl went off to find i|?. r0al Mr. Fore?
Till-: l.i'I A Li LINK AGITATION
Again at Its Height In Northern Ship?
Shippers at northern ports are ag lin
getting excited over the winter load lin
law, ami arc particularly agitated this*
year on account of I'.ritisli shipowners
refusing to send their vessels I.. Now
York and Philadelphia or Boston up.a
the same terms as to Newport News
Norfolk or Baltimore, because they nr.
able to carry very much more c.-irgo :<
the southern ports I hail to the north rn
It appears thai tile work of Lloyd?
the I,,,ad Line Committee Is nearl>
finished. A sub-committee, it is staled
lias under consideration the question c
the adjustment of tHo load lines of |
?argo steamers ami tie- improved i
other such vessels, also the bist im
if discriminating between .,1,1 Alia
?argfo steamers and the improved ?
:els of larger size ami strength which |
ire steadily dlspbicing them. The sub
committee has submitted the result o
its labors respecting the modiflcnliii.
of i he existing legislative rules for de
terinining tin- loading of the large and [
lengthy ships now coming into use to
tin- Committee, without giving any
q.eoillc advice in respect of It. It may
be taken for granted as a result of the
Committee's deliberations that the dis?
crimination law existing between ves?
sels sailing from Baltimore ami the
iioie northern ports will be abolished,
hut whether this will be accomplished
by levelling the loading line up or dow n
>r by some other method remains to be
In regard to the
same load line rn
ipply equally I" large and small vosses
Kairpay of October 1!! makes tin- fol?
lowing very sensible remarks;
"Obviously it would appear to be im?
possible for the Committee in fixing a
load line to disregard the size of the
vessel in which it is applied. The
practice hitherto has been thai re?
sembling what is known as the rule of
thumb: but how absurd I Tils' jjrnetlee is
is regards steamers may oa's-tjv h.
lemonstrated. Supposing that a steanT>
?r of 300 feet in length Is adjudged to
require a freeboard of six feel; by the
rule of thumb process in vogue a steam
?i of 3.0011 feet In length would have to
i>e given a proportional freeboard which
\vould leave her an absurd, not to say
ind impossible height out of the water.
What is the object of fixing a load line'.'
It is undoubtedly to ensure the vessel
protection agninst the kind of sea she
will have to encounter, and in making a
nictitation, the relative size of the seas
is compared with 1 he size of the vessel
s a material element. The seas, how?
ever, tire the same, whether they are
encountered by a vessel of 2.Olio tons, or
by one of 20.000 tons, and their effect
?mist y.ecessarily he much less on the
'arger than on the smaller vessel. Con?
sequently it would follow that the ft'.
board required for the larger vessel
must be relatively less than for the
-smaller one. To a vessel of 3.000 feet
In length, for instance, an Atlantic gale,
in respect of the Sea. it would cause,
would be nothing more than a summer
breeze to a vessel of 3,000 feet in length.
It is to bo hoped that the Committee
will fully recognize and appreciate this
It is very probable that the Commit?
tee will have finished its deliberations
by the end of the present month, when
the results of its labors will be authora
tlvely known. There is no doubt, how
??vor that the unjust discrimination
existing under the present load line
rule will be done away with. As this
was the principal contention of the ad?
vocates .if a revision of this rule, the
results of the Committee's labor will in
this respect be received with greater
satisfaction by the commercial interests
affected by it.
M EF.TING <iF It AILISOAP MEN.
On the 2fith and 30th of the present
month there will lie held in
Norfolk what promises to be
tlie largest gathering ever in
Ibis section of railroad oflicials and
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
littler of Railroad Conductors. Brother?
hood of Locomotive Firemen. Brother
hod of Railroad Trainmen, and Order of
'he meetings will be held in the
ademy of Music, and among the at?
tractions for the entertainment of the
. isitors liiere will ibe an excursion ami
?yster roast at Virginia Beach; also a
trip around the harbor, to Old Point,
wport News and the Capes on on.- of
i the steamers of the New York, Phila
[delphia and Norfolk railroad, and an
degant banquet. The sessions will lasi
two days and will draw a large- number
I of railroad men and their friends.
Sale of Valuable Lot on Corner of West j
Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street.
By virtue of adeeree in Chancery
granted by the Corporation Court of
the city of Newport News. Virginia, at
the October term. IK'.iS. and filed on the
12th day of October lS'JS. in the cause
of Williams. Guardian etc. vs. Williams
et als.. I Shall as commissioner ap?
pointed thereby, proceed to sell at pub?
lic auction, on the premises. to the I
highest bidder, at 12 o'clock M. SATl'Rj
HAY. THE 5th DAY OF DECEMBER
1 S!>s. All that certain lot. piece orat?
ed of land situate in tin' city tjffxrw- j
port News, State of Virginku^^ know n
and designated by lot Ni^s In block 1
No. 2117 on ti certain Jfftap entitled, I
?'Map of part of ihe^Ciiy of Newport
News, Virginia." >vWiich said map s |
duly recorded jarthe Clerk';; QfTlee
the Corporatlaitjr Court,** the city of i
Newport J^j/^^ In^Bi?'t Book No. i.
TttlUftis!:?Caj&i, or one-third cash, j
ancL/fhe residue In two equal instal- |
?Brents payable respectively on March
Vfth. 18S3 and March 4th, 1900, the credit
I instalments bear ing interest from day
of sale, and the purchaser or purchas?
ers executing bonds therefor payable
at said respective dates. and title to
property retained until the w hole of the
purchase money paid and a con?
veyance directed by the Court.
E. M. BRAXTON.
I hereby certify that the bond re?
quired of the above named special
commissioner, E. M. Braxton, by de?
cree in above named cause has been
D. G. SMITH. Clerk,
By C. C. HARGRAVE. Deputy.
Clerk of Corporation Court of Newport
ant! Family Liquor Store
BSTflBLISHED IN 1888.
Is the place for you to boy your
Wines aud Liquors for Cooking and
Tiicseare the Rules ot trie
Gale and Saloon Inside:
No Loud Talking
or Singing', discuss?
ing of 1'olitics, Na?
tionality or Reli?
gion. All who
cannot comply Avith
these rules are re?
quested to spend
their time and mon
I oy elsewhere.
All orders by mail .vil! receive prompt
No. 2312 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
P. O. Box 10, NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
OI.l> DOM IN N STE.
Daily Servie Between New York and
The elegant steamships Jamestown,
Wrktown. tiuyaiidotto, Princess Anne
ami i'l.l Dominion Lave New York
every day. except Sunday at 3 P. M..
lor Norfolk ami Newport News, touch?
ing al Kori Monroe on the southern
trip. Ships leave Norfolk for New York
direct every day at 6:00 P. M. Ship
leaving Tuesday carries freight only.
A short, delightful and invigorating
First-class. striCghl. including
meals and bei lb . $8.00
Round trip, first-class. Including
meals and berth . 13.00
Steerage, without subsistence .. 4.50
STEAMER LI!RAY arrives from
Smitliil.-Id and leaves tor Norfolk dally,
except Sun,lay. at S:00 A. K. Return
ling loaves Norfolk from Bay Lina
wharf every day except Sunday, at 3
\U business at Newport News
transacted at Pier I',.
M. B. CUOWELL, Agent.
\| ERCHANTS <* MINERS TRANS
1>JL PORT AT ION CO.'S STEAMSHIP
LINES FOR IP ISTON, PROVIDENCB
Leave Newport News, via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday,Wednesday and
Friday. Leaves for Providence every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, sail?
ing from Norfolk at 0 P. M.
Leave Newport News for Baltimore
dally, Tuesdays excepted, at 5 P. M.,
connecting for Washington, Philadel?
phia and New York.
Steamer sailing Oct. 14, 23. Nov. 2, U.
21), 30; Dec. D, IS, 2S does not carry pas?
Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3; rounal
trip; $5. including r-ateroom berth. Ac?
commodations 'and cuisine un?
equalled. Freight and passengers
taken for all points north and south.
iSi?uJiirther Information apply to
-L. C. SAUNDERS. Agent,
-^fe'wt?ort News, V?.
W. pTturner, G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNE"f-T-T. M.
General office, Baltim0fff,T72aU_
?p HE STEAMER S. A. M'CALL
JL will leave Newport News wltS
both freight and passengers for Petera
burg every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday about T:l? A. M., and will Ieava
Newport News for Norfolk every Tues?
day. Thursday sjid Saturday about 3:18
Will leave Norfolk every Monday,
"'e-lripsday and Friday at 6:00 A. M.
?ha. ^-3 J. W. PHILLIPS.
Well we hope it Is. but we Know
?hat summer and hot weather will be
with us for some time to come and if
you hnva not alrendy availed yourself
of the chance to get a good Detroit
Jewel Gas Range you ha ve missed one
of your best friends and more, you
have missed the comfort that can or'/
be had from the use of gas fuel, which
brings deligh? and happiness wherever
it is In use. Talk is cheap you may
say and a gas man must "gas," and
who can blame him. lie knows a good
Illing?lie wants to push '.: along, and
he is willing that his friends should
share in the procession. Generous soul
that he is, he gives his advice free. It
is no trouble to sing the praises of gas
for fuel and as for light, its beauty
shines so he who runs may be impress?
ed. Gas for fuel at $100 is the cheapest
; .-1 if it is economically U3ed. Are
you economical ? You are, prudent and
wiee. Therefore get a gas range. We
will tell you something next v/e"lc
about heating that will surpr' , yoo
Call No. 34 on either phon- ^.oru o*.
net call. But come If you
Newport News Gpssftompany.
Meals nt all hours. First-class Din
ner.Mc. from 11:30 to 2 P. M. Break?
fast from 5:30 to 8:30. 25c. Suppsr
fast from 5:30 t,> S:3u, 25c. Supper from
>j to 7:30 p. M. The best the market af?
fords in every respect. Game In season.
Suppers furnished to parlies on short
C7eeorge Lohse, Manager