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IT WAS BROOK'S SHOT
He Used Cold Lead Instead ol Composition
anil Made a Knn. Tlie Point is Still
Peter Brooks and Waverly Fields, two I
Klondike negroes, engaged yesterday i
afternoon in a friendly game of pool, at ?
Jive cents a cue. Before the game was
over, the two became involved in a row ;
about the intention of a certain shot ;
that sent a ball in a pocket into which
Field claimed his opponent had not i
tried to put it. The two abandoned the j
"'friendly" game, and went out on the j
road leading to the river to settle the '
argument. It is not known how they
settled it. Fields claims that lists were
to be used as convincers. Brooks evi?
dently misunderstood the regulations
for they had hardly gotten out on the j
load before he drew his revolver and;
tired at Fields, the ball striking him in I
the right arm just above the elbow, i
Brooks then escaped, and the wounded !
man found his way to a doctor and had i
the place dressetl.
Officer Williamson and Phillips start- ;
<d out on a hunt for the fugitive, and
?will probably catch him. for they gen?
erally have results when they go after
this kind of quarry. Brooks is well
known to the county police, having been
a source of considerable trouble to
them. Upon one occasion, officer Wil?
liamson had to knock him down with a :
club before he could take him in.
About 6 o'clock last evening some- \
thing like a score of negroes gathered
on Ivy avenue, and under the mistaken i
idea that they were having fun. pro- i
ceeded to make the night hideous with
Roman candles and cannon firecrackers, j
Of course, as they invested the middle
of the street, all traffic was suspended.
One rash dray driver who was in a
hurry to get. back over the city did at?
tempt to pass the mob, when one of
them threw a cannon cracker between
his horses. It exploded there, and only
a cool head and a strong hand prevent?
ed a. serious runaway on a crowded
thoroughfare. Officer Phillips will se
ccre warrants for as many of the crowd
as he knows, ami they will be severely
NO LONGER A COP.
Officer W. K. Lee. of the Bloodfield j
police, is no longer a. cop, having sent j
in his resignation, which was promptly
accepted by Judge Lee.
The numerous cutting scrapes which !
appeared in Sunday's Daily Press cred- i
Red to Bloodfield, should have belonged
to Rocketts. it was not Bloodtield's j
turn at the bat.
AN ENGLISH BAND COMING. j
For tlie first time in the history of this
State since the War of Independence
drove all the English soldiers out of the
country will an English military band
and the scarlet coats of the wearers he
seen in Virginia, when Lieut. Dan. God?
frey and his British Guards Band ap?
pear in this neighborhood. It was God?
frey who came out at the head of his
Grenadier Guards Band to 'the Boston
Peace Jubilee of 1S72, and the sensation
he then created is wei;- remembered by
all who were present or remember that
grand affa'ir. The enthusiasm of the
ovation and the hospitality of the re
cep'tfon accorded h'im left so great an
impression on Godfrey's mind that on
his return to England he made it a. point,
to include the "Star Spangled Banner"
on all his programs at state affairs, roy?
al weddings or national celebrations,
where his band was always a leading
'Teaturc. He was in this way a pioneer
contributor to that friendliness now ex?
isting between the two great peoples of
the ?nglo-Saxon reace.
'An English representative had an in?
terview with General Wood fin, governor
of the Soldiers' Home, and it is possible
that arrangements may be made for the
band to appear at the Hampton theater.
The spectacle of English soldiers play- j
ing for American soldiers will indeed be
an inspiring one and will add 'to the
Anglo-America n ha rmony.
Moreover Godfrey's band, which is
composed of picked men who have
served in the Guards' regiments, is tlie
finest in England, if not the world. The i
band opens its tour in Washington un- |
dor the most notable auspices early in !
> POLICE COURT.
t Justice Brown disposed of the follow?
ing cases in 'the Police Court yesterday
Robert East, larceny; thirty days in
M. Dabney, riding a bicycle on side- i
walk; fined %Z and costs.
.lames McHale, Robert Macker, Frank !
Sloane, Jim Rerkley and Thomas Smith, j
drunk: fined $2 and costs each.
Henry Jackson (colored), disorderly;
lined $3 anrl costs.
Henry Williams (colored), assault; :
continued until tomorrow.
Alice Clayton (colored), disorderly; ,
lined ?3 and costs.
Dick Wilkins, disorderly: fined $3 and ;
Odis Holt and M. Lee, (both colored). I
liding bicycle without bell; each fined
$2 and costs.
A. B. Reese, violation of liquor law; ;
Frank L. Walston, disorderly; fined i
?3 and costs.
Henry White, assault; fined $5 and
Now that President McKinley is re- ;
turning to Washington from his South- '!
ern trip, the citizens of Newport News j
should make some effort, in behalf of i
Corporal Ellington, formerly of Com- j
pany K, Fourth United States Im- i
munes, who is now confined in St. |
Francis Hospital at St. Augustine, Fla.,
serving a three-years' sentence.
The history of Corporal Ellington's]
case Was reviewed in Saturday's Daily
Tress ami the people of Newport i
News ate thoroughly acquainted with j
Mayor Moss has interested himself in
the matter and Attorney W. T. Moss 1
will draw up a petition, praying for
Ellington's pardon by the President.
The fund for the prisoner's relief now !
stands as follows:
COO rages of typewritten matter. It
The following contributions have been ?
Will Meet Tonight.
The 'City Democratic Executive Com?
mittee will hold a. special meeting
tonight at the office of the city
The committee at this meeting will ,
Wind up the affairs of tin- recent cam?
paign and consider other matters of im- i
jjortance. ._ 1
NOT DK AK YET, ' ^
One Time tlic. tjuallty <>rMercy Was Bartty
?bout the maddest man in the city
yesterday was His Honor. Justice
Brown usually the most placidly gen?
ial of mortals. The magistrate's ire -had
Source in' seemingly just provocation." |
It seems he had before him yesterday!
an old offender, and him he was about to
consign to u dungeon cell to' expiate
the sin of drunk-and-disorderly-ness.
when there appeared a certain man of
the law. represnting to His Honor that
while this offender had sinned greveious
ly against the law and good order of the
city nevertheless at home was a dying
wife, attended by two skilled physicians
who were unable to bring her back out
of the valley of the shadow of death.
This wife wished to see her erring hus?
band once more before she died, if
only to be a better man and stop being
a nuisance to the officers of the law.
What else could the magistrate do?
He let the reprobate go. A little later
in the day came a son of the dying
woman, and he informed His Honor
that while his mother was ailing, she
??s not seriously ill, and that his pity
had been wasted.
It will be a warm day for the husband
of the dying woman next time he falls
into the clutches of the law; and that
upon deaf ears. His Honor is laying for
LIVED IX A CAVE.
Hoboes Work a New Wr n"<Ie in the Matter
of Securing Lodging lur Th.-mselves.
Hoboes are always working surprisea
i f snme sort on the- public. The latest
wrinkle of the Willies in the matter of
lodging was discovered Sunday when
information was received oy Sergeant
Reynolds of the city police to the effect
that there was a gang of tramps living
a cave just above the Chesapeake Ac
Ohio junction. The Sergeant, accom?
panied by Officer Crafford, went to the
camp and'found it fitted up with such
modern inipro.'Ci' en's as a stove, board
scats, tin pans, nd lie like. Ti.? apart?
ment, it not elegant, was fairly com?
fortable, and this fa t ?er-nied to be-ap?
preciated by the tbrej h bees the of?
ficers found stretched ttpo toe "floor."
These they ane&ied and ^.ouvht to the
Just a little t'i'tance from the cave,
the officers found -"lot he gmg camp?
ing in a shack'e -uilt of staves and
brush, the staves being the property of
the railroad. There were five knights
at the road reposing in this palatial
abode, and these too. the strong arm of
the law leached out and grabbed. La?
ter in the day Justice Brown, of the
police court, gave the eight Willies ten
days each, and they will put in the time
working on the streets of the city.
ISrlck Ijiylng Itegins.
The worlc of erecting ihe new.city
jail was started in earnest yesterday,
when a forcciof bricklayers commenced
to lay brick in the excavations that
were dug last Saturday. These trenches
are located along the line of the walls
for the new building, which will have
The first brick laid was put down at
the southwest corner of the building
and the west wall is rapidly taking
shape. The brh-k work will be pushed
as rapidly as possible as 'Contractor
Smith is anxious to get the building un?
der roof in the next thirty days. He is
confident that this can be done .if good
weather follows. '
Nothing 'more has ,lneen heard of the
recommendation oL-TTnied States Mar?
shal 'Morgan Ttya't to have all United
States prisoners at Norfolk transferred
to city jail when completed. The
city officials have not. received any com?
munication in the matter.
Long distance telephone.
Newport News People in Direct Communi?
cation With the Outside World.
Willi its modern aparafus and ap?
pliances, the Southern Bell Telephone
and Telegraph Company is giving its
Newport News subscribers a Long Dis?
tance Telephone in their places of busi?
ness and residences at the same price
as is charged for a Local Telephone.
Kaon subscriber thus has not only com?
munication with more people in New?
port News than any other company
furnishes, but can call up persons in
outside cities from their own stations.
The service between Norfolk, Hampton,
Ports'mouth, 'Richmond and Old Point
is especially prompt.
Among those who have lately taken
Bell Long Distance and Local Tele?
phones, and whose names are not in
the directory, are:
Ml Austrian, Jake, Dyeing and Clean?
ing. 8114 Washington avenue.
183 Batchelor, O. D? At'tnrney-at-Law,
Citizens and Marine Bank.
137 Hoi dona ve. Felix, Groceries, Thir?
ty-second street and Washington ave?
nue. . I
114 Cadwell, E. W., residence, 118
185'Caffeen & Co., residence, 217 Twen?
i-12 Cottrell & Co.. Real Estate and
Bent. 27ns Washington avenue.
US Distilled Ice 'Company, 'C. & O. rail?
way and Thirty-fifth street.
I "ill Eastman, M. J., residence, Thir?
ty-first street and West avenue.
100 Fitzsimmdns & Marnble. Beat F.s
taie and Law, 2605 Washington avenue.
202 (fish, B. F., & Co.. Groceries,
Thirty-first, street and Washington ave?
110 Greene, W. S., resilience, Thirty
first street and West avenue.
138 Herman a Co.. -.Meat Market.
Twenty-fifth street and Jefferson ave?
145 Knight. Dr. W. J.. residence, \
Twenty-fourth street and Chestnut av?
28!)'Palmer. J. J., Jewelry, 222 Twenty
.143 Bees A. B., Saloon, 452 Twenty
13? Sallcy, 'W. II-, residence, 210 Thir?
15!)'Sims, Dr. T. J., residence, 214 Thir?
ty-third street. .
12!? Uzzell, (1. T.. Saloon, Eighteenth
Ml Virginia Dye Works. 8105 Wash?
2(>8 Whitley, Mrs. J. \V? residence,
Twenty-ninth street and West avenue.
13? Wilkins. B., Theater. Twenty-sec?
ond street and Warwick avenue.
134 Wilson & Huntlcutt, Groceries,
23m Forty-second street.
Tiie company is prepared to install
telephones promptly, and solicits the
business of the public.
1BWIN TUCKER. Manager,
Twenty-eighth street and Washington
The Albany Dental Parlors, in charge
of Dr. W. W. Freeman, have been es
tablished in this city, and are advertised
:n another column of the Daily Press.
Dr. Freeman is already favorably
known to many of the citizens of New?
port News, and a perusal of his card
will be of interest.
Drink Old Valley Whiskey. Extra
special quality. There is none better,
Newport News Wine and Liquor Co.,
Sole Agents. _ lultf
Visit of Two of the War Investi?
PLEASED WITH THE RESULT
Surprise ti nt the Large Number of Cuuo
valcscents Discharged. Tlie Convert?
ed Yacht Hornet Arrives. Captain
of theJVesuvius on Hoard,
Two members of the War Investiga?
tion Commission, ex-Governor Beaver,
of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Connor, of
Cincinnati; spent the day at Old Point
Sunday going through the Josiah
Simpson government hospital.
There arc now'at tlie hospital several
hundred sick and wounded soldiers,
veterans of the Cuban and Corte? Rican
campaigns. The members of tiie com?
mission visited .all of the. wards, care
| fully inspecting everything, and making
I minute inquiries as to the details of the
management of the institution, and the
hesitate to express surprise and grati?
fication at the report made to the them
lot the large number of patients that
had been discharged from this hospital,
and the unusually low death rate that
has characterized the institution.
The purpose of the visit of these two
distinguished gentlemen was simply to
examine into the workings of the hos?
pital ami its present, condition. There
has been no criticism of the manner in
which it has been conducted, nor any
suspicion of improper conditions.
The members of the commission re?
turned to Washington last night. They
were not communicative as to their im?
pressions further than already stated,
but it was easy to see that they had
no fault to find, and it may be predicted
that the report that these gentlemen
will make to the rest of the board will
reflect credit upon the institution.
THE HORNET AT ODD POINT.
The converted yacht Hornet arrived
at Old Point last evening from Nor?
folk, where she has been in the navy
yard undergoing repairs. The brave
little vessel is bound for Wilmington,
North Carolina, and from there will go
to Southport. She will sail trxlay.
On board the Hornet is Captain John
K. Pillsbury, the commander of the fa
tiious dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, which
played such a picturesque part in the
recent war with Spain. It is not known
what Captain Pillsbury's intentions are.
When You Go Home Christmas.
When you go home on your Christmas
vacation tell your friends about New?
port News and its future. Show them
that others have done by judicious in?
vestments here'. The prospects are that
more? money will be made in Newport
News real estate next year than ever
before. Tell your friends that, -and
tell them also that the Cot
tiell Real Estate Company has, by its
very close attention to business and
long experience in Newport News val?
ues, been able to invest funds for its
c lients so that the returns have been
highly satisfactory. de 20-lt
Christmas comes ffl! your sideboard with: good liquors for
home use. Choosing is easy from our selection of rich wines
and pure whiskeys, the product of vineyards and distilleries that
are noted for age, quality and purity. Unsurpassed as table drinks aud highly recom?
mended for medicinal purposes, they are now especially arranged for holiday presents
when high=grade liquors are wanted at little prices.
Good Blackberry, Catawba, Port Wine, 50c. gal. and up
Per Gal EVIDENCE OF
Angelica Wine.$ 90 PURITY Agents for the genuine James E.
#11 ? 4- w o QO of our whiskey: Peper whiskey, and "Old Valley,"
Claret Wine. ?vj> Uso(I in???Pitai5 (extra special quality.)
Madeira Wine. 90 u.s.oo^ra0nt.
Scappernong Wine. 90
Sherry Wine. 90
Old Apply Brandy 1 75 to 3 00
Old Peach Brandy. 2 00
Old Ginger Brandy. 1 50
Blackberry " $1 00 to $1 25
New Eng. Rum....2 00 to 4 00
Jamaica Rum. 2 00 to 6 00
Holland Gin.... 1 50 to 6 00
Rye Whiskey, 2 years old.. 150
RyeWhiskey, 4 years old . 2 00
Bourbon Whiskey 3 00 to 6 00
Gibson whiskey,5 years old 4 00
Mt. Vernon " 5 years old 4 00
Old Valley.$12 00 per case
James E. Peper...$ 1 25
Old Cabinet. 1 00
Moll w ood, (bottled Jn bond) 1 00 >
Mt. Vernon, 5 years old. 1 00
Mt. Vernon, (bot at distil).... 1 50
Scotch Whiskey.1 00
Irish Whiskey.1 00
J H McBrayer ..:. 1 00
St Julian Claret, Cal. Vintage,
3 00 per case of 12 bottles.
Rhine Wine 5 00 per case of
A'bsinthe, Vermouth, Creme Do Menthe. K?mmel, Maraschino, Angostura
Bitters. French Brandy. "Martel & HenncssyV Bass Ale, Guinness Stout.Cher
rics, Old Tom Gin, Scheidam Schnapps, tec, etc. ..... _. ?
Our General . J25.00 .
White Squirrel . 50.00
FTC, FTC. J
Agents tor the Pale Amber Export Beer, bottled expressly for us?$7.50 per
barrcl (10 dozen), 75 cents per dozen. ....
Mi Idoltria . $20.00|
Speckeled Beauties . 20.00|
Corner Washington Avenue and 24th Street.
Both Phones. Orders Through Phone or Mail Promptly Attended To,
NO BAR ROOM ATTACHED
We have opened a first class line of groceries " at
Iso. 3000 Washington avenue, corner Thirtieth street
(Koch's old stand, better known as the "Good Luck
Store"). It is our purpose to keep at all times a complete
stock of reliable goods?such as Staple and Fancy Gro?
ceries, "Vegetables, Fruits, ]S~uts, Candies and many oth
er things too numerous to mention.
Goods Delivered Free of Charge
Everything at Moderate Prices.
Mr. N. B. Garner, formerly with Mr. W, M. Parker and
Mr. G. W. Scott, Jr., formerly with Payne & Trent, are
with this house, and will be pleased to see and serve their
Things that are to be eaten should be clean. We offer
you clean goods and a clean deal all around.
It will pay you to get on speaking terms with the inside
of this new stcrt\
3000 lA/ashington Avenue.
we Have solved \i\
The question of the hour?What shall
I give him ? Read throuqh the items below
and you will be sure to find there just what
y.cfu want?and what is more gratifyinq
what will be the right thing.
They are each and every one appropriate andusehil Holiday Gifts
MEN'S HOUSE OlATS,
And lots of other items which this space
does not permits us to mention.
Prices are the lowest for quality shown,
Call and see us. Make your selections now
and we will put them away for you.
Clothien Shoer and
We never before showed so many pretty things
at such small prices. We need not remind you that
useful articles are most appreciated. Fancy Parlor
Tables. Pretty Kockers, Lamps, Pictures, China Sets,
China Closets, Chiffoniers, Couches, Mirrors, Desko,
Sideboards, Suits of Furniture, Parlor Suits. Our
terms aae most liberal. We can accommodate y??
Our prices are lower than any competition can reach"
We only handle goods of undoubted quality..,..
The Universal House ff^tirnlstiei-s,
248 T wenfy -eigf Ji f h. S freesti
The following very desirable Properties:
Four lots on the corner of Lafayette avenue and Twenty-eighth street, with
Improvements thereon, $15,000,
Brick store and flats on Twenty-eighth stieet near Washington avenue,
Six new G-room houses on Forty-sixth street; all modern improvements!
renting for $90 monthly; $8,400.
Two unimproved lots, corner of Thirty-fifth street and Washington av?
Three-story brick business property on a Washington avenue corner;
price $14,500. It rents for $1,800 per annum.
Store and rooms above, on Jefferson avenue near Twenty-second street,
House and lot corner of Jefferson avenue and Twenty-seventh street,
where the car stons, $3,500. This property rents for $52 a month.
New dwelling "on Forty-ninth street, very desirable, and all modern im?
A vacant lot on Washington avenue, near Twenty-seventh street, $6,100.
Three beautiful dwellings on Thirtj-second street, between West and
Washington avenues, for $3,500, $4,500 and $6,500.
Three lots and a 6-room dwelling, corner of Oak avenue and Twenty
seventh street, $1,500.
A desirable 10-room house, with southern exposure, on Thirty-third street
near West avenue, for $5,000. .
Three houses in East End, renting for $3Y monthly, price $3,300.
Lots on Jefferson avenue, near the street car line, for $800.
Two houses and lots, on T%venty-third street near Madison, avenue., for
$3,000, which rent for $64 monthly.
Lots above the shipyard for $400. 1
Lots in East End from $150 up. '
Lots near C & O. Piers for $100.
All prices quoted above are subject to change at any time. We can gen?
erally make terms to suit on anything we offer.
We invite the listing of property with us by those having it for sale.
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