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It is Useless to Dicker With
CAUSE FOR THECOMMLNT
Dal? Acknowledce That Their Hand? Arc
Tied and That They Huve NoAuthor
!ly t? Arc Without Instruc?
tions from Madrid.
PARIS. Dec. x.?The Joint session of
the Peace Commissioners today lasted
two hours. No real progress was made.
The Spaniards are awaiting instruc?
tions. Spain's proposition for commer?
cial privileges in the West Indies was
not settled and was scarcely considered
today. The Americans have ;ilso asked
for instructions on certain matters. The
Caroline Islands question was not con?
sidered. The joint Commission adjourn?
ed until Saturday.
Today's session was a virtual repeti?
tion of several earlier meetings.
When two hours were consumed in
discussion taking, a wide range. the
Spaniards were pressed for definite
statements, but they pleaded that they
had not received instructions from
Madrid. Thereupon, the Americans de?
clared. In diplomatic phraseology, that
it was useless to waste time in de?
bate -with men who were not empowered
To'make bargains. Although adojurn
"ment was taken until tomorrow, H is
probable that there will be a further
postponement until Mondav.
TWO STORIES OF IT.
The Spanish version of today's ses?
sion is thnt they asked to have the
treaty concluded first and then the mi?
nor matters discussed.
According to reports from American
sources, the Spanish Commissioners
endeavored to draw hints as to how far
the Americans were willing to com?
promise the demands under considera?
tion, without disclosing what conces?
sions Spain was willing to make.
As the negotiations proceed the pros?
pect for consuming much time Increase.
Several very important propositions,
presenting many phases, invite discus?
sion, and must afterwards be embod?
ied in the agreement. This task of
embodying may be long drawn out.
every word and comma r*?o:n:i:ig on
On the questions yet unsettled which
do not con'ern terlrto' i '.; or lin.in. ial
interests, both Commisf'ons display
laudable anxiety to promote the wel?
fare of the inhabitants in" > \-'.!
COMMISSIONER T VI.KS;
An American Commissioner reinhrked
to the correspondent of the Asoscinto;)
"We realize thnt Pies-; people* nie to
become our subjects, and ,v? desire to
secure for them all their rights and
prlvilegen. We keep in mind the inter?
ests of the Spanish citi?;is in the ter?
ritory changing hands .if well as of
"Our Spanish friends exhibit a xlll
ingne.ss to co-operate in iheir work or
guaranteeing the rights of the peopbs
they are losing, a wilP'igt ess tlutt must
command our respect, for we realize
that they might make the task much
more difficult if they .vre disposed it:
display a resentful spirit."
TWELVE TO SIX.
Newport News Military Academy Wins
From the Hampton Club!
A pretty game of football was played
yesterday at Rivervlew Park between
the eleven of the Newport News Mili?
tary Academy anjjLjt^^t pt tfcjB.Hanipijin
a*^core"of 12 to 0.
The Hampton hoys bad the best of
the first half the score standing then
Hampton G, the result of a tuchdo-wn
and a goal, and the Academy 2, made on
In the second half the Academy sb.m -
ed up stronger, and with the line work
of Latlmer, who made two touchdowns,
one mound the right and the other
around the left end. had no trouble in
winning out. the Hampton team being
held down to its original (!. Oatew'ood
relieved Wood and Datich relieved
Waine in the second half. The liiie-tip
at the start was as follows:
N. N. M. A. Pos. Hamilton.
Cdnway .right end .Ollhey.
Howard .right tackle .Daougheiiy.
Huffman .right guard.... Urinkley.
Herring .center. Wood.
Robinson .left guard. Waid.
Menth .left tackle. Waine.
Curry.left end .Topping.
Baccus .quarter back. Cunnlngh im.
Motheral _right back_ McDonald.
Evans .left back. Johnson.
Latlmer .full back. Sager.
THAT SUIT AGAINST Till': CITY.
Editor of the Dally Press:
It strikes me that the suits brought
by the Newport News and Old Point
Railway and Electric Company against
the city of Newport News and Hunan
& Sons for damages which it claims
it has suffered by reason of delay, etc..
on account of work which is being done
on the sewerage system on Twenty
seventh street, is the greatest exhibi?
tion of gail and ingratitude I have ever
Who are the sufferers from the "neg?
ligence, unskillfulness and unnecessary
delay." which plaintiffs attorney s.iy*
is the charge he will make against the
defendants? I claim that the travelling
public is the only sufferer, and of whom
I am one of which. I suffered from
the "negligence, unskillfulness and un?
necessary delay" of this same road
long before the sewerage system was
Again, which is the more importanl
to the people of Newport News, the
sewerage system or the street rail?
As to Messrs. Konan & Sons, they
are more to be pitied than to he sued
or abused. They have struck a snag
in putting In the sewerage, and it is my
belief when they have finished, they
.will be sadder and wiser men.
- ?"Our Qity Council should be more care?
ful in the future in granting franchises
A. C. PEACHY.
A Citizen and a Small Tax-Payer.
ROSEN BLOTT - K EIS E It.
Miss Annie Rosenblott and Mr. .1.
Keiser will be married at the home of
the hride on Ivy avenue next Wednes.
day. A well known rabbi, of Baltimore
will perform the ceremony, after which
the happy couple will leave for Balti?
more and other points on their wedding
CITT NEWS IN BRIEF.
Mr. Hall is HI at his home on Twenty
fifth street with malarial fever.
The United States coiller Leonidna
left Old Point Thursday afternoon and
proceeded to the navy yard.
Exports for the month of November,
a3 compiled at the custom house yester?
day, are valued at about J2.fifin.fi00. This
about 11.200,000 greater than Norfolk's
exports for the past month.
Work was liegun yesterday on the
foundation for the new East End Pres
byterian.^-'""-*- *"~ --^building will
^y^wiatorlal courtesy atlfc^. ,0* '
lid that Hon. "Coin" Harvey's
i? tour will be accompanied by
?at gentiemay's lectures. Some
(Continued from First Page.)
Black Rock. Three of the crew re?
mained aboard the vessel and saved
themselves by climbing u;> on the
rock, and hanging on until taken off.
Captain Peterson, and a friend he had
taken along to teach the science of nav?
igation, were drowend. They attempted
to make it to the shore by swimming.
Had they remained on the barge, they
would have be n saved.
The barge Thomas P. Sheldon, which
has been lying off the coal pier for
some time, was yesterday morning run
ashore by the breakwater, as she was
leaking badly. Sin- will be pulled off
in a few days and taken to New York
to be fitted with steam pumps.
FIVE PAYS OVERDUE.
The British steamship St. Enoch.
Captain Owen, arrived in port yes?
terday, twenty-two days out from
Antwerp and five davs overdue.
The St. Enoch brought a large min
cellaneous cargo and In turn will tako
Captain Owen gives a graphic de?
scription of his experience in the heavy
sto,tn in mid-ocean. Tie- old ship is a
staunch craft and came through with
It is estimated that one hundred and
seventy vessels ne t disaster in the re.
cent severe storm off tin New England
coast. < >f this number, it is said Unit
thirty-nine barges were wrecked or
badly damaged. The majority of the
barges were probably those of the At?
lantic Transportation Company, which
bad a score or more in northern walers
at ihe time.
The four-masted schooner King Phil?
ip, which is an old trader at this port,
has been lost in tin recent storms with
all on board. A dispatch savs that the
vessel foundered off Highland Bight,
''ape Cod. At Peaked Hill station a
quarter-board benring the name King
Philip was picked up.
The schooner Ecuador V. Meebce.
from Philadelphia November 11. for
Hosten with 1.002 inns of coal has been
totally wrecked on Black Rock, re-ar
Cohasset. Mass.. and all hands eight in
number, perished. The vessel and ear
go were valued at $?,?.000.
This schooner was also '.veil known
here, having taken cargo from the piers
The steamer Stratbesk. from New por t
News for- King's Lynn, via Philadel?
phia, which entered at New York for
survey and repairs, reports having bad
a hard experience m the storm for 4S
hours. Sens swept the vessel fore and
aft. smashing the bridge, boats, rails,
stanchions and deck house, tine sea?
man was lost overboard and thr.til?
ers of the crew were brolly injured.
The steamer had n bad list to pori as
sin- came up the bay.
The steamship sailed from this port
about two weeks ago. Sin- was the first
ship l.i arrive here Hying Harbor's pri?
vate Hag. Part of her cargo was taken
here and the rest nt Philadelphia.
Captain Frost, of tin- Strathesk. told
? he following story:
"We cleared from Philadelphia al 11
o'clock, on Saturday forenoon, wilii a
cargo of grain, hound for Queenstown.
Ireland. The pilot was discharged off
? 'ape llenlopen laOu in the day. That
evening the bad ,weatber broke upon up
and It soon Increased in:., a gal.-. The
seas rose mountains high before us. the
snow fell thickly, and lie- wind was
howling fiercely. We were then about
seventy-five miles out. The ship was
pitching and tossing in the water, and
the seas were breaking over us.
"Toward midday a wave, which seem?
ed to be greater than a tidal one. came
bowling over our bow and swept every?
thing before it. The bridge. deck
houses, life boats and wheels were car?
ried awav. and the stanchions arrd rail
were smashed. Those ol the crew on |
man was lost overboard. Tin-.the!
men were hint by tie- wreckage. Tin
gigantic wave was followed by similar
"The vessel was then helpless, as Hit
steering gear had been wreeked. Then
we lay. at , he mercy of the wind ant
waves, with our cabins Hooded and our
cargo listed. This was our conditioi
' until the storm went down tortv-eigh
hours later-. Then we fixed the steerlnt;
apparatus and headed for Sandv Hook
which we reached last night. Tire nnvi
gut inn of the vessel was slow on ac
count of the list."
Wh.-n between Winter Quarter Shoa
and Cape Charles Light Ship. Monday
the British steamer. Sutherland, al
Philadelphia, from Baltimore, sighted ;
ttrg picking up three barges, whiel
w.-i-e at anchor about tour ,.r live mile,
The barges had "A. T. .'." on Hi.
sides, which Is taken to mean Atlantit
Transportation Company, a number o
whose barges broke adrift recently.
IN Till-: CHURCHES.
Sunday Services and Subjects of tlx
R.-v. Thomas J. MacKay. pastor ot
Hie Sei.I Baptist church] has ehoser
a subject for his morning diseoursi
which promises something interesting
It is: "What Wounld Jesus Do and
Say if He Visited -Newport .News'.'" 'I'll,
question is a pertinent one. anil will
doubtless attract a large congregation
In tire evening, this pastor- will speak
..f an "Cnescapable Question."
Rev. I.. 1.. Smith. ,.r Strasburg. Ya.
president of the Board of Mission of tin
Lutheran church, will preach at Moss
Mall al 11:00 A. M. next Sunday. Al
the close ,,r the ser vice a Lutheran con?
gregation will be organized. At 7:.':i>
P. M.. at same place, the pastor. Rev.
E. A. Shenk. will be installed by Revs.
L. L. Smith and .1. E. Shenk. ..f Nor?
folk, the former delivering the charge
to the congregation and the latter tlii
charge to the pastor. Sunday school at
10:00 A. M.
At Chestnut Avenue Methodist
church. Rev. M. S. Colonna, the pastor,
will prerteh in the morning upon "Our
Own Salvation." and in the evening on
R.-v. E. D. Bailey, the well known
Washington mission worker-, will preach
at the First Baptist church in the even
ing. The pastor. R.-v. C. C. Cox in the
morning. The sacrament of communion
will be administered after the morning
Sunday morning Rev. Mr Bailey will
pleach at tie Thirtieth Street Christian
church and in Ihe evening. Ihe pastor.
Rev. W. R. Motley, will preach, the sub?
ject ,,f his sermon being "Man. the Con?
necting Link Between Cud and the
At :'. o'clock in the afternoon, the mis?
sion worker will bold a mass-meeting
at the Washington Avenue Methodist
church. The pastor. Rev. B. F. Lip
scomb. will preach in the morning and
Rev. E. T. Well ford, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, will preach
in the morning upon "The Christian.
His Seal and Purpose:" and in ihe ev?
ening his subject will be "A Royal
Guest." He will conduct Ihe services
at the East End Mission as usual In tin
afternoon, beginning at 4 o'clock.
Among other church services tomor?
row are the following:
St. Vincent's Catholic church. Wash?
ington avenue, Rev. Father Donahue,
pastor.?Early mass. S o'clock A. M.;
second mass. 10:30 o'clock A. M. Ves?
pers and benediction at 7 o'clock P. M.
St. Paul's Episcopal church. Rev. J.
F Kibble, lector.?Services at 11 A. M.
PIS" .P. M. Young men's Bible class
^ M.; prayer meeting Wednes
_ -i j'tiR at S P. M.
\% c, -
? *, ft * ;ulor. Cleaning dying, r?
* ^ \ s altering. Suits made to
p, o- ? "A waists and skirts made;
"t> <?. *? -J Eichhofer, 2915 Lafayette j
% %, -^.'Vd/tleth street. no23-tf.
ALONG THE WAFER FRON I
tintntncee aijtl <'l*-nrn n. e- ?I the Caston
House, mm of Ve ?ein Sow In Fort
Other Murine Items.
i'ALKNDAR FOB THIS DA Y.
Sun rises 7:?^. [ Sun sets 4:4t
High water 0:06 A. M. and 12:0S P. M.
Low water .".:.".:) A. M. and fl:4:i P. M.
WASHINGTON. Dee. 2.?Forecast for
Saturday: Fur Virginia: Threatening
weather and rain; light easterly winds.
.WC1CI YAl.s AND liKI'AKTUKKS.
Vessels Arrives! Yesterday.
Steamship Harmonie (Hr.), Young
New < irleans.
Steamship City or Rvcrett (Am.). Le
Steamship Santuit (Am.), Nye, Bos
Steamship Gladiolus (Br.). Wright.
Steamship St. E. h (Br.), Laird.
Steamship Castilian Prince (Br.),
Steamship Afghanist.'iti (Hr.). Saun- ?
? lers, x. w York.
Sei.r I?. P. Davis. New York.
Schooner .Marguerite. Trlpp, Provi
?I.ier Alic M. Colburn, McLeoi
Haif;.. W.-stern Helle. Boston.
Barge Lawrence Thomasville.
V?Wfl< Sillnl Ye atrnl ?y
teamship Harmonic (Br.), Young.
Kol lerda in.
leamship St. Unmans (Br.), Hoelv.
Steamship Ensttv (Br.). Carr. Man-|
Steamship Shonandoah (Br.), Buck?
Stetimship Santuit (An..), Nye. Bns
Steamship Castilian Prince dir.).
all. X. w York.
Steamship Gladiolus (Br.). Wr ight.
Hark Pedro I.acav (Sp.l. Aisina. Ca
THE ELK'S MEMOBIhL
Continued froni the Third Pag...)
>s most laiiious in his role of "Hip
i Winkl. " in the dramatization of
ing's famous legend, and the play
Ig ptlhlic Will, witllOUl dOUllt. rejoice
earn of his early and couplet.s
itlon to health.
ITKXAS COM KS: NEW YOKE ?OES.
The Haiti.ship Will Molsi the t'iiino
dore's Flag Today.
The Cnited Slates haul.-ship Texas.
Captain Sigsliee comma tiding, the only
si.nd-class hattlcshlp In the navy now
that the .Maine is no more, arrived at
.i|.I I'oiiu vesierday al 1" o'clock di?
rectly Horn the Brooklyn navy yard,
where sin- has heen undergoing repairs
and a general overhauling.
This is the first visit of the Virglnln
Imilt hattlcshlp to these waters since
she sailed about the middle of the wai
with Commodore Schley's famous Hying
suiiadron. Shortly after the squadron,
which sailed in two sections, took its
departure from Hampton Roads, the
Heel auxiliary cruiser St. Paul followed
with Captain Sigsbee. formerly captain
of the Maine, in command.
Yesterday the Texas returned to
Hampton Bonds commanded bv Oap
tain Sigsbee. the hero of Hary
. iLirasyjun: fiijlm, cnptaln of -tin
Texas Milling the war. and one of th.
h.-rocs .Iff Santiago, now commands th.
North /Wlaiilic suiiadron. of which th.
splendidYruiser New York is the (lag
ship. ThJ- N. u York is at Old P..in'
and the (T.-xas this morning droppet
I I anchor close by the flagship.
"he com.I..re yesterday signalled t.
? Texas that he would this llloinilll.
[ I transfer his Mag to the Texas, which hi
formerly commanded and that the New
York would weigh anchor and steam foi
Havana whithei ii has been dctcrmiiiei
to send her.
The Brooklyn, it Is expected, will h>
the next I., arrive. The Brooklyn, whle!
is a sister ship of the New York
though somewhat heavier, was tin
llagship of Commodore Schley's flying
For some days the Brooklyn and thf
battleships .Massachusetts and Texas
and the cruisers Minneapolis and Col?
umbia, the live ships of the famous
squadron, were anchored off the cil>
in the historic James. H was here thai
Commodore Si hley raised his pennanl
over the Brooklyn and formally or?
ganized th.- (lying squadron.
Tin- return of the Brooklyn to Hump,
on Roads will be an event of interest.
LOCAL BRIEF ITEMS.
"Jack" Taylor, the noted baseball
pitcher, has signed with Cincinnati foi
next s.-ason and not with Philadelphia
is inadvertantly stated Thursday.
Preparations are now complete for tlx
Klks lodge of sorrow or mein..rial s.-rv
to be held at the Aroniory Hall Sun
y afternoon ai :: ..'. lock. The Charn
berlin Hotel orchestra will furnish tin
dr. and Mrs. Harry IXidson. of Nor?
folk, arc guests of her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. .1. W. Brown. Fulton street.
Miss Lizzie Ivey. teacher of the first
grade in the Academy school, is detain?
ed a I her home because of illness.
Sergeant Wesley Cunningham, of tin1
county police force, is enjoying a well
earned furlough of ten days.
Mr. William Feblhaber, of Phoebus, is
reported eriiicnlly ill.
Isaac ("'line, a member of tin- hospital
..ups al th. .losiah Simpson Hospital,
di.-.l Thursday of pernicious malaria.
Th,- body was taken home to Marietta,
i >.. yesterday, accompanied by his son.
Miss I1"..Icy. of N.-w York, is the
guest ..r her relative. Mr. I >. F. Cocke.
The regular meeting of the Junior
Auxiliary of St. John's church will be
held ibis'afternoon al half-past fi o'clock
in tin- parish house.
n Hi.- Police c,,uit yesterday Justice
Brown disposed of the following cases:
V. Fednr (white), drunk and disor?
derly: fined ?H and costs.
John Honnn (white), drunk; fined
Thomas Brown (colored), larceny;
Sol Bill. Joe Smith. Thos. Hallows
(colored), vagrants; five days in chain
Filz Riddle (white), assault: fined $10
Frank Roach (white). plaintiff in
warrant of larceny; dismissed at costs.
(I CHILDREN LARGE AND SMALL.
This is to notify you that I have
r-nted the store next to Adams' Racket
I Store on Washington avenue for youi
j special benefit, and on December 1st.
II be on hand with th grandest lot
I of toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have Ij "o or sei.a elsewhere
for Xmas \-es^-'~ this year. Wal? and
i i*e. SANTA CLAUS.
If you tire thinking of buying a din?
ner, tea or toilet set, in simple justice
to your pocket, you should see and
I price our assortment. Adams' Racket
Just received a fresh supply of fancy
J Cream Chocolates and Bon Bons. Fin?
est In the city, at the Newport News
Bakery, Thirty-first street and Wash
I Ington avenue. no 17-tf
LIKE IT ^
ORLANDO?As 1 rememlMf, It was upon this
(ACT I, SCENE I.)
A LITERARY GEM.
11 is witnh a simultaneous sigh of re
gret and an indefinable yearning for |
more that I lay aside the beautiful 340-1
page. (1x9, oblong shaped literary gem,
bound in crushed-strawberry paste- I
board, in which my soul has been dell- |
ciously steeped for the past half hour.
A great gurgling joy possessed me as [
I perused the engrossing narrative of
which my friend. J. Lud Hill is the au?
thor and responsible parly (to whom all !
disputes and claims of foul must be re?
ferred), and which 'bears the strikingly |
picturesque title of "A Directory
Newport News. Hampton, Phoebus and
While the work lacks a good plot and I
many of the situations are devoid of
dramatic strength, the characters are'
all teal and the book is ingeniously con?
structed, on the whole. The theme is |
plain enough, but it detles analysis,
thread of the story Lud has to tell be?
ing somewhat anacoluthlc. He pitches
the first scene of action in Newport
News, the second in Hampton and the
third in Phoebus, while the closing
chapter has to deal with Old Point
There are vllllans In it?some very |
dilations villians. I doubt me not.
though their vllllany is not exposed Inj
the conventional style, and virtue does |
not triumph with any great eclat to
speak of. Nevertheless the villians do I
not seem to be pursuing anybody, so far 1
as tin- .ye ran discern, line deficiency
in the work 1 would like to direct the
author's attention to is the lack of dia?
logue. _ The extent of the absence of
quotation marks is abnormally out of
proportion to the number of characters
that lie has grouped together. There
isn't a speaking female in the four
chapters. In gathering his material,
too. Lud seems to have given himself
carte blanche and reached out in every
direction with telling effect. He has not
only peopled his book on the wholesale
plan, but drawn also on the animal,
mineral and vegetable kingdoms, to say
nothing of the elemetvLs. for material.
Lud's book Is likewise unique in that
it may be perused with the same de
gr.f satisfaction backward or for?
Hut the crowning tiara of originality
in this coronet of literary pearls, if I
may so term it. is the refreshing vari?
ety of the dramatis personae. There's
an Abbe, to begin with, who isn't an
abbe at all. but a stationer. Conrad
Bacon is. more consistently, a grocery
man. Eighteen Makers show up at the
proper juncture, following four Austri
ans. There is a Barber who appears in
the first chapter and who turn? out t
be a steamship agent.
j The Hon. John W. C Blackstone Is
very properly a jurist. No Coke or
Littleton materialize, but there are
Innumerable coal dealers and halt a
Mack Blackmail is a colored driver,
G. P.. A .Hooker books theatrical com?
panies lor his Opera House and the two
Misses Boyle run a steam laundry.
The Brown family shows up strong,
sending a delegation of eighteen to
I. ud's in t. but are outclassed by the
Smiths (one of whom, bearing the ex?
traordinary Christian name of Perlander
II. . is a negro waiter at the Ivy Hotel),
who number sixty. Both yield to the
Jonses in numerical strength. the
Brown-Smith-Jones race in Newport
News being won by a head by tb<v.
Joneses in numerical, -strength, thi
Foi-tv-two folkc e the misfortune t<
hear the name ofXJohnson.
There is one Bung, two Bulls and fou
Bullocks. There are three Byrds, al
black Byrds. eight Butlers, a Cave ant
a Cavalier, though just what they havi
to do with one another the reader o
Lud Hill's book may guess three tlmei
in vain and still have other guessei
coining, i'has. A. Black is white ant
Geo. White is black; so is Thomas
Green and William Gray. There an
eight more Grays, eleven Greens am
twenty-live Blacks. There are threi
Mills against nineteen Millers. On,
Midget t is in evidence, one Dove ant
one Darling. Three men are namet
Dennis. Four Fishes, with Mrs. Piki
Fish, who keeps a clothing store, ap?
pear in their proper places; and John
or Jack. Frost is a shipyard employee
Three men are Gay while two men anc
three men and a woman are Fureys
One fellow is named East and anofhel
West. There is a Fortune, too. to b(
looked up and a Friend is very close tc
Two men rejoice in the name 01
Smythe. The Williamses show a poll?
ing strength of fifty-nine. Georg?
Washington is a negro laborer: so is
Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Johnson is
a O. .V- o. clerk. Two Foxes, a Crane
Hue.- Peacocks, two Swans, one Trout
one Kidd. two Lyons and one Lamb art
to be found for the iooking. Three met
are Small and live are Long. There art
Woods "to burn," exclusive of one Ce?
dar. Two Bays illumine the same page
with seven Rnuc'hes and four persons
who are Rich. The latter are very neat
the Rocks, six in number. :r, accord
with the eternal fitness of things Georgt
l.n Barr runs a saloon and Joseph Pipei
is a pipe-fitter. The Lees aggregate
fifteen, including Sam who does not be?
long to the family, hailing from China
land, one Swain disports himself all
alone. Three Hunters loom up conspic?
uously and one man is Hurt. There are
two l.eggs and a Ham. Five men. and
it wouldn't be safe to say how many
wnnien. tire Young. Only one, however,
is Onld. There are enough Mc's and
O's standing together to set old Ireland
Taken all ill all. the hook compares
favorably with the previous literary ef?
forts of J. Lud Hill. It is perfectly
harmless to the youngest reader and
will not hurt even the baby, unless he
licks the strawberry dye off the covers
ill sufficient quantity.
' Most any one can
make a pill that may
are the pills that will.
THE TWO SUITS.
Statement From Segar - & Braxton. !
Subject of Comment.
The suits of the Newport News and
Old Point Railway and Electric Com- |
puny against the city and against
Contractors Honan were the subject or
general comment yesterday. The pa?
pers in the case were not served upon
M. Honan. for the reason that he was
out of the city. Should he not return
in time, they will be served by adver- j
tising. after the usual methods.
Messrs. Segar & Braxton. represent
in gthe street car company at tins
point, yesterday gave out the following
statement of their client's attitude to?
ward the city:
"We instituted the suits against the
City because after a hurried review of
the authorities we had doubts whether
we could sue Honan & Sens directly for
the alleged torts or whether we were not
compelled to look primarily to the
City for compensation, the City in the
latter event looking to the contractors
for indemnity. Of course if it isheldthat
we can sue the contractors under their
contract with the city, as we are in?
clined to believe we can. the suit
against the City will not be pressed.
"In either event the City cannot lose
anything because it s fully indemnified
by the contractors' bond, and by tho
further fact that by the 8th clause of
the City's contract, the city hits the
right to withhold the amount of any
injuries or damages for any es?
timate due the contractors that may
be needed to make good any such dam?
ages or injuries that may tie sustained
by any person in the negligent, im?
proper, or unskillful prosecution of tho
We sell you the Suit,
We give you the tit.
They'll make you look cute.
If you stand or you sit.
no 17-tf Woodward & Womblc.
You ought to be dressed up to eat |
that Thanksgiving Turkey. We are |
I showing a beautiful line of Suits. Over?
coats, Hats and Furnishings,
no 17-tf Wondwnrd ti. Womble.
Ml. Li OLftR'S
ENDORSED !?Y THOUSANDS
)f ladies as a periodical rerrulaMr without an cc.us'i.
.uccesstul When Cotton Root, Pennyroya., rrr.ot.ctc .
uvc proven A'orthtess. SMS e.v-ecent stamps lirinr-j :ria.
?jcKaRc. ard convinces the most skeptical of 'iicir \.'ou
tcrf ul properties. Send4 CMltsin stamps lor;i. -r.riiie:
?ontaininc; va'.-i '.ble information tor ladies- A(!t>-!<:
.kCi-AIK Pili. Co.. U S. Agents, Huston, Mas'
S.B-- All correspondence cuufid.'nlul and r-jtumec.
vith trial package
For aal? in Newport Newa ?y "W. a
I EAT AT
IVjACKEY'S . . .
. . BCSTAUPAN-.
Meals at all hours. First-class Dir
ner,30c., from 11:30 to 2 r. M. Break?
fast from 5:30 to 8:36, 25c Suppei
fast from o:30 to 8:30, 25?. Supper fron
6 to 7:30 P. M. The best the market a.'
fords in every respect. Game in season
Suppers furnished to parties on shor:
George Lohse, Manager.
WE WANT TO TALK
to the man who intends to insure his
property "some day."
Don't procrastinate. To-morrow nev?
er comes but an accident or a tire or
something else unfireseen and unexpect?
ed may come and perhaps cause finan?
Immunity from loss by fire .flood or
tornado can be purchased for A small
sum of money. Why not be on
MARYE it BOYENT0N,
Room No. 1 Braxton Building.
Patronize Home industry
Having doubled our force we ar? now
prapared to fill all orders for the cele?
EL MARCO CIGARS
Factory, No. ?.402 Washington ave?
nue, over old Armory. Jyl9-6m
NEWPORT NEWS CIOAP CO..
V. O. Box 95.
G. B. A. BOOKKIt, MGR.
Friday and Saturday: Nights,
December 2nd and 3rd.
RIP VAN WINKLE
Prices 25 to 75 Cents,
Seats on sale at Ideal Pharmacy.
Milk from healthy cows. Stables as
clean as a house and alwys open to In?
J. E. LfiNGSLOW,
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
The average man is not influenced by
the usual Clothing advertisement, but he
surely listens to REASON.
especially when that reason is supple?
mented by facts and if this talk brings the
reader to our store: chances are ten to one
that he'll benefit?and believe Peyser facts
Our garments are cut-trimmed and made
the equal of Custom Work.
We've harped on this subject for the past
nine years, to our progress?to your saving:
we'll never tire of it.
Tall overcoats $8.501?$ 16.50.
Suits S6 50 to ^?.OO
Winter Overcoats $7.50 to $25.00.
Clothier. Shoer" a; d
pthe live hundred sterling
souvenirs. So are gone a
good many b rgains which the people saw and
could no!, resi->t the tempting prices^
till a fine assortment of
i- goods left, consisting of
Watches, Sterling Silverware, Clocks and Cut
Ciiass. Every piece a bargain at the price we
a fine assortment
of Diamond Kings
from $5 to $75. We also have other rings set
with various kinds of precious stones.
We are daily receiving fresh consignments
of goods to keep up the rapid depletion |of our
r.ssortinent. 1'iease call and make your choice.
We will be pleaded to put aside for you any?
thing von will select.
N. Hi^hfield & Co,
Watchmakers and Jeweler?,
2?>\9 Washington nvenir,
Specialty. SV&d 29thStreets
siiiiii kiwi to
100 feet fronting on Twenty-eighth
treet, by 100 feet on Lafayette avenue,
splendid business corner. Price. $15,000.
ashington Avenue Lot, centrally lo?
Business Lot on Twenty-fourth street,
ear Washington avenue, $1,500.
Business H..use and Lot on Jefferson
House ami Lot in the center of busi
less section of Washington avenue,
Fine brick property on Washington
avenue, renting for J1.S00 per annum,
Brick store and flats on Twenty
ighth street, near Washington avenue,
it a bargain.
$:..000 buys a splendid residence on
Thirty-third street, near West avenue
only $1,000 cash required.
SM.O00 purchases two lots and new
houses renting for $64 per month.
$2,800 secures you a beautiful home
on Forty-ninth street.
$1.500 buys a house and three lots
on a corner fronting the street car
line. - y
$::.r.00 gets one of the best business
and residence stands in the city. This
property rents for $52 monthly.
$500 invested through us buys a nice
lot above the shipyard.
$S00 gives you good business Lot
on Jefferson avenue.
:ee us before you purchase. We know what and wh;re to buy arid
iu information which will make you money.
Twenty-eighth street and Washington avenue.
We have opened a fiivt class line of groceries at
No. 8000 "Wa-hington avenue, corner Thirtieth street
(Koch's old stand, better known as the "(rood Luck
Store'"). It is our purpose to keep at all limes a complete
stock of reliable goods?such as Staple and Fancy Gro?
ceries, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, Candies and many oth
er things too numerous t > mention.
Goods Delivered Free of Charge
Everything at Moderate Prices.
Mr. N. B. Garner, formerly with Mr. AV. M. Parker and
Mr. G. AV. Scoit, Jr., formerly with Payne & Tient, are
with ibis l ouse, and will be pleased to see and serve thtir
Things that are to be eaten should be clean. We offer
vou clean goods and a clear, deal all around.
It will pay you to get on speaking terms with the inside
I of this new strre.
3000 lA/ashlngton Avenue.
$5.00 Reward! to the public
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 (liO) cents
per quart. Medium, per gailon, SO cents
selects, per gallon $1.00: in shell per
bushel 50 to 60 cents. Our oyster house
at the corner of 27th street and Lafay?
ette avenue is open to the inspection of
the public. Call Hotel Ivy, old and new
phone. Orders delivered In 15 minutes.
1 cater for the household trade especial?
ly. M. JOO,
This is to certify that the dairy owned
by E. L. Parker has been sold to J. H.
Langslow and all milk sold from A. L.
Parker's wagons is brought from his
dairy, who has not had a sick cow In
his herd this year, and all persons who
are circulating the report that my
wagons are selling milk from diseased
cows lie. and do so knowingly, and I
intend to prosecute all such persons to
the full extent of the law. My dairy le
open to Inspection.
A. L. PARKER.