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Qiyen Ten Months in Jail for
- Unlicensed Liquor Selling.
THE PRISONER APPEALS
Besides the ?lull Term, Justice Fuiuess
I'iiier. Him S20 und Costs. Jake
Smith Pardoned. A Pros?
A. D. Sager is again in trouble.
Readers of the Press will remember
that he was recently arrested, tried and
and convicted of selling liquor without
license and fined by Justice Furness.
He appealed the case to the county
cpurt which, after an elaborate trial,
confirmed the decision of the lower
court and increased the fine Imposed by
the Justice from $200 to $275. Through
his counsel he moved to set aside the
jiiry's verdict on the ground that it was
contrary to the law and evidence: but
.-?rgument on the motion wtis postponed
until the December term, the prisoner
being admitted to bail in the sum of $700
for his appearance.
Owing to the absence of Judge Lee in
"Warwick county court where he was
detained by the protracted trial of Sam
Hall, Elizabeth City county court lost
its term and Sager's motion for a new
trial Went over, as the law provides.
Until the January term, the bond valid
until the motion came up in court.
Yesterday, however, Sager was again
arrested by Sergeant Wesley Cunning?
ham, of the county police on a warrant
charging him with again selling liquor
without license at his small store and
lestauraftt near the Josiah Simpson
hospital on Mill Creek. 'Sager had a
hearing yesterday before Justice L.. P.
Furness. in Phoebus. He was not rep?
resented by . courisei, but Common?
wealth's Attorney F. S. Ccllier was
present to represent the fctate. Several
witneses testified to ha?ing purchased
liquor at the place and the evidence
was conclusive of guilt. In view of the
previous violation of th<* law and other
aggravating features of the case the
commonwealth asked for an adequate
punishment and one that would not per?
mit the law to be set at defiance, jus?
tice Furness, who, und*)' the law may
add imprisonment to a fine for this of?
fense, availed himself of this preroga?
tive and gave Sntger ten months in the
county jail and fined him $20 and costs,
a total of 521.75: The prisoner was
brought to Ilamptcn yesterday after?
noon and con'rpitt3d to jail.
At the former trial of the ease it de?
veloped that under the statute a jury
could not impose a:: imprisonment
penalty, but they did impose a line of
J27H and Costs. The costs contributed
:io little to the penalty, the expenses of
the two trials swelling the total to
nearly $Sv;0. The Judge, l.-iieving the
punishment fixed by the jury adequate
to the offense, declined to add a jail
tt_rm. This $350 line is still unsettled
pending the argument and decision on
ilie motion for a new trial which will
come up at the January term. The
second offense will hardly have a ten?
dency to influence the court in the mo?
tion for' a ne>v trial.
The place where the liquor was said
is a small one-Story frame bqilding with
?.-.? attic or loft above and is located di?
rectly across the electric railway track
from the Josiah Simpson general mil?
itary hospital, about half a mile north
of Phoebus on Mill Creek and the liurk
roe beach branch of the electric rail?
The court declined to grant a license
to sell liquor there for obvious good
and sufficient reason, but Sager. unable
to secure a license, proceeded to run
what is known as a "blind tiger-' or
"speak easy." It was oelievej that the
punishment imposed upon Sager would
deter; others from violating the law at
this point, but it would seem to have
f.riled to do this.
Whether or not the X'niteJ States
government will take any cognizance of
the case or not remains to be seen.
'Sager's cunsel was out of town yes?
terday, 'but it is probable the prisoner
will appeal the case to the county court
eiespite the discouraging results of Irs
Sager's counsel, Mr. A. J. Montague,
arrived in the city last night, and
made application before Justice Furness
for 'bail for his client, pending an ap?
peal 1o the County Court. The Justice
fixed 'iihe ibond at $1,000, which was
promptly furnished and the prisoner
released from custody.
J. JACOB SMITH FREE.
Colored -Man Convicted of Forgery Per
doned by the Governor.
Consielerable" surprise was occasioned
here yesterday by the arrival of J.
Jacob 'Smith, a eoloretl man who was
convicted at the February term of the
Elizabeth 'City Coun'ty Court of for?
gery, and sentenced to the penitentiary
for a term of four years. The public
surprise was due to the fact that few
knew,,of the movement in his behalf
which' culminated in his pardon.
Hon. E. ? E. Montague, of the local
bar, went to Richmond Saturday, called
on .Governor Tyler and presented a plea
for Smith's pardon, reinforcing it with
a petition signed 'by Judge I-ree, of the
court which convicted him, and 'by
many members of the jury. After hear?
ing Mr. Mantogue's application. Gover?
nor Tyler affixed his signature to the
official, document that made Smith a
Smith's crime was the forging of a
negotiable note signed b" Annie Tarl
ton. (her mark) and Willie Tarl'ton and
was endorsed by Mr. F. S. Collier, the
victim of the transaction. It is said
there we're mitigating circumstances in
The Com'monwealth's1 Attorney had
not heard of the pardon until informed
of it last night by the Daily Press re?
porter, ^?nd expressed his surprise in
very plain terms.
WEDDING CARDS ISSUED.
Cards of - invitation have been issued
t>y Mr. "Wllliaim Kemp Tatob to the mar?
riage of his daughter,- Miss Katherine
West Tatob, to Mr. James Van Allen
Bickford. too'th of Hampton, Va., on
Wednesday evening, January 4, 1899, at
6:30 o'clock at the Baptist church. Mr.
Bickfdrcl is a prominent young real
estate and insurance agent, and is de?
servedly popular socially. The "bride
elect is one of the most charming and
^cultured young ladies in Hampton so
' clety> ..
Pine line, of 'Confectioneries, hand?
somely bound, books,. Bibles. Christmas
cards, children's story books, fireworks
of. all .kinds, tobacco and cigars at Geo.
H. Ellison's,. King Street. de 18-6t
SCHOOL CHILDREN HAPPY.
Holidays Begin Next Thursday and
Last- to January 3.
The -public schools of Hampton and
Phoebus 'Will close for the Christmas
holidays on Thlursday, December 22d.
and will not reopen for duties until the
next year, or on Tuesday, January 3d,
1S99. This is the longest holiday in the
school year, the oasis in the desert, to
which 'teachers and pupils alike look
forward with delightful anticipation,
and the memory of which, when it is
gone, cheers them all the rest of the
year. Teachers may then visit home, or.
if they reside in their home towns,
visi't friends elsewhere: and for the
children, just plain holiday is enough
for them, but 'if it wer_e not, the
Christinas presents, the fireworks and
the sumptuous fare would fulfill the
long cherished anticipation of delight.
The pupils of Hampton Academy pub?
lic school building will close the year's
program with appropriate Christmas
exercises, which comprise a pleasing
program of music and elocution, with
perhaps a short, happy speech or two.
The exercises will be held just before
the dismissal of the school.
The Hampton Female College and
Normal (School will have the usual
Christmas holidays, some of the non?
resident pupils of the college visiting
TO BE BURIED HERE.
There are no new davolopmenfs
worthy of special note in she case of the
late Thomas Piper, whose body was
found in the house on Court street,
which he tenanted alone. The body was
embalmed and prepared for burial by
tJndertaker Charles C. Oakey. with! J.
\V. Brown, and despite- tin; fact that
the body had-been so long dead before
discovery it makes a very presentable
Mr. Henry Hess, a relation of the de?
ceased and a former resident of Hamp?
ton, arrived in town yesterday from his
home in Hamilton, Ohio, and will at?
tend the obsequies. The local Masonic
fraternity received a reply from the
Worcester. Mass., lodge and as a result
of the reply, it was determined to bury
the body here.. The local brethren of
the deceased will conduct the services.
The blue lodge and commandery will
meet at 2::!0 P. M. today at the Masonic
hall, and will their follow the bier to St.
John's cemetery, where it will be buried
with all the honors of the craft. The
procession wil start from the hah at "
Mr. Piper was a member of the Blue
Lodge. Royal Arch chapter <and com?
mandery. and, in the vernacular, was
"way up" in Masonry.
NAPTHA LAUNCH ON FTRE.
The pretty little naptha launch "La
vinia," owned by Mr. Frank M. Phoe?
bus, was considerably damaged by
fire yesterday afternoon. The pretty
little craft was lying at Darling's dock
when the acciden'c occurred. Owing to
an undiscovered leak in the naptha gas
tank, it escaped in considerable quanti?
ty, and when her engineer struck a
match the gas was ignited. Instantly
flames covered the canopy, which,
with the supporting stanchions, was
badly burned. The damage will proba?
bly amount to $25 or 530 .
'Captain Charles H. Hewins, County
Supervisor, is confined to his home by
reason of attack of grip.
'Mr. 'Harry 'Hess, of (Hamilton, O.. ar?
rived in the city yesterday and is reg?
istered at Barnes Hotel.
Mr. 'William J. Payne, of Richmond,
president of the Newport News and Old
Point Ra'iKvay and Electric Company,
was in the c'iyt last, night and stoppen]
at Barnes Hotel. Mr.. Payne is here on
A number of old old soldiers from
the Home were out yesterday with
their pay-day plethoric purses, and
some of them are now in?jail. Three
were run in in Hampton and several in
Several young soldiers from the hos?
pital, who, in their hilarity, amused
themselves 'by tiring pistols with dan?
gerous abandon, were run in and locked
up yesterday by the Phoebus police.
Mr. Frank L-. Smqll is out again af?
ter an illness of a week.
Mr. G. P. Coleman, of Williamsiburg,
Va.. was in 'Hampton yesterday.
Rev. E. T. Wellford. of Newport
News, preached Sunday evening at the
Baptist church for the pastor, Rev. A.
B. Woodfin. D. D.
Rev. Dr. Ball, presiding elder, preach?
ed morning and evening at the Chesa?
peake M. E. church, Phoebus, Sunday,
and presided over the quarterly con?
ference there last night.
'Messrs. M. M. Puller and Thomas
E. 'Sdbrell, of Norfolk, were at Barnes
The holiday trade is 'booming and in*
creasing every day.
Mr. J. E. Johnson, a well-known
pharmacist. formerly of Hampton,
who has been visiting here for several
weeks, will leave in a. few days for Cu?
ba, on a prospecting tour.
The Grand Vice-Chancellor Knights
of Pythias of Virginia, will make an
official visit to Keeouhtan Lodge, No.
29, at the castle hall tonight.
NEW VOBK. Dec. 19.?Father Thos.
McKee Brown, head of the Episcopal
Church of St. Mary, the highest Epis?
copal church in America, died of pneu?
Only keep it up long enough and
you will succeed in reducing your
weight, losing your appetite, bring?
ing on a slow fever, and making
everythisg exactly right for the
ge:ms of consumption. Stop cough?
ing and you ^ill get well.
cures con.gha. An ordinary cough
disappears in a single night. The
racking coughs of bronchitis soon
disappear. And even the coughs
of consumption are either com?
pletely checked or greatly lessened.
Two sizes : $1.00; 50c. All druggists.
J. C AY ER CO., Lowell, Mass.
A SPIRIT OF MUBDEK!
Seems to Constantly Hover Over ths
City of Paris.
The Slirna Are Hljjbt for a Repeti?
tion of tue Bloody Scenes of
Revolution of 17SU
History seems about to repeat itse'.t
in Paris. That unhappy city, baptized i
so often with blood, is threatened again
with a murderous disturbance such as
those which have so frequently black?
ened its fair name. ' It is but a thin
barrier that stands between Paris and
a slaughter of the innocents. Uprisings
in which blood has flowed freely are
of such recent occurence as to be with?
in the memory of all, and the further
back one goes in the country's history
the worse are the deeds of this highly
The terrible days of the revolution,
during which the whole country was
deluged with blood, were succeeded by
a lull that was broken after the capture
of Paris by one of those terrible mur?
der waves that have given the Parisian
populace so unenviable a reputation.
On March 18, 1371, the city was in the
hands of the red republicans, and nine
days later the commune was declared
the only lawful government. Xothing
was safe from the wild mob after that.
The column erected to the memory of
Napoleon and his army in one of the
principal squares of Paris was pulled
down as a "monument of tyranny'." A
systematic war was begun on all pub?
lic buildings, petroleum being used to
ignite them and the flames being fed
with oil to make them burn the faster.
Xo one Avas allowed to interfere with
the progress of the flames, and the loss
was incalculable, many priceless relics
Murder stallwd through the streets
by day and night. Human life was
counted so cheap that the sight of the
dead lying in the street excited scarce?
ly any attention at all. While the mur?
derers were killing they were them?
selves being killed, for the government
troops under Marshal MacMahon fierce?
ly attacked the insurgents, and behind
hastily thrown up barricades of paving
stones, wagons, household furniture
and anything that came handiest, the
strife ran red in the streets of Paris.
Cannon shot were fired at the barri
. cades, volleys were fired up and down
the streets; the sight of a man fleeing
for his life, pursued by a mob of demons
firing at the fugitive until he fell riddled
with balls, was a sight that could be
seen almost every hour of some of the
days. So demoniacal had become the
murderous mobs of Paris that women
were shot down in the streets, and the
fiends who did this, not content with
killing the living, would empty their
guns again and again into the flaccid
corpse in sheer excess of passion and
wanton eagerness t? kill.
The commune came to an end only
wheh 25,000 prisoners had been taken
and Paris had been so torn by strife
that it seemed a hopeless task to bring
order out of chaos. Many of the pris?
oners suffered death, while a number
were transported. The commune was
beaten down, but not killed entirely
during this terrible era. The spirit of
the commune survives in Paris, and, as
the late riots prove, it needs only an
opportunity arid a leader to break out
red-handed once more.
The commune and the spirit of the
commune are old and familiar phan?
toms of Paris. The war that gave
America its freedom gave birth in
France to the hope that there was re?
lief to the people from the lash tinder
which they had groaned for so long.
Contemptuously kicked aside by the
nobles, treated far worse than the
horses in the aristocratic stables, the
French peasants cowered and shrunk
from their x'ersecutors, but nursed feel?
ings of revenge nevertheless.
The storm broke at last, and for once
at least the people had some cause to
kill. The tide of murder rose in every
part of the country. Blood was first
shed on July 12, 1789, in a fight be?
tween the people and the king's troops
It was the first blood of a terrible era
that left France satisfied with killing.
The streets literally ran blood. Th.i
guillotine, called into existence by th<->
necessity for some means of putting
an end to life that would be more ex?
peditious than the comparatively slow
method of execution by the headman's
ax, cut off heads as fast as their owners'
necks could be bared and placed be?
neath the fatal knife. King, queen,
family, nobles, suspects, passed by to
the guillotine, until there was no more
aristocratic blood to be shed, and still
the people thirsted for more. Then
came the leaders who had condemned
others to death. In their turn they
were condemned and killed, and those
who saw them go to their death them?
selves went to the beyond by way of
the guillotine at the command of newer
leaders of the murder mob.
The suddenness with which the
French nation plunges into a vortex
of blood is only equaled by the ease
with which the country is mopped up
and set to rights again after the reigu
of terror is over. Order succeeds chaos
with amazing celerity. It is a faculty
peculiar to the French. Xo other na?
tion's history can show such fearful
bloodletting, combined with so com?
plete a recovery when the verge of nn
tional disintegration has been reached.
?St. Louis Republic.
Judge?You say you do not wish to
pTosecute this defendant for.stealing a
Fair Complainant?Xo, your honor.
The property has been restored.?iN. Y.
The Old Friend?"I don't believe you
realise the dignity of your position." |
Tiwr New Millionaire?"Don't have to. |
I've a butler hired for that."?Cincin?
"Chollie told me he was burning with, j
patriotism, but, between you and me, I I
think he is too greeu to burn." "Yes, j
Chollie might appropriately be called
a fireproof flat."?Indianapolis Jour?
No Romance About George.?"George
is so methodical." "Yes?" "Yes. He pro?
posed to me by mail on office paper, and
inclosed a self->addressed stamped en?
velope for reply."?Clevelaud Plain
A Chance"to Make Money.?Mrs. Peck j
?"Henry, I've been talking to you for j
20 minutes, and I'll bet you don't know
a word I've said." Mr. Peck?"Say, go
and) try to get somebody outside of the
family to take that bet, will you?"?
Chicago Daily News.
Mrs. Orrisson?"You must, not en?
courage the attentions of young Mr,
Boliugbroke any more, my dear. Your
father tells me he gambles." Clara?
"But,, mamma, he has already won
enough from father for us to be mar?
ried ou."?Philadelphia North Ameri?
Mrs. Bowser?"Harriet, you have
been having company while 1 wasout."
Harriet?"Yes, mother; Carrie?" Mrs.
Bowser?"There, Harriet, don't pre?
varicate! It was not a woman; it was
a man. "Who ever knew a woman to
creas? a tidy like that?"?Boston Tran?
"Der ain't-no justice in dis world, any?
way," said little TommyThompkius as
he came out of the house wiping his
eyes. "What's the mutteT, Tommy?"
inquired a neighbor. "Why. pa went
an* knocked a nice vase offen the staue!
dis mornin" an' smasheditall ter pieces,
and then fussed at rna for havin' it
settih"round in tlx' way." "Yes." "An*
then, 'cause I broke a durn little ol*
saucer at dinner he licked th' stuffin'
outcn me fcr bein' so careless."?Ohio
HEIR TO ITALY'S THRONE.
The Newly-Born. Son. of the Duke of
Aoma Is a. Likely Successor
In the IAne.
Another prince has just been added
to the already largo mule element in
the house of Savoy, which for half a cen?
tury?that is to say, from the birth of
Queen Margherita?has had no daugh?
ters, with the exception of the child of
the duke of Genoa, also called Mar?
gherita. born in 1S96. The prince is an
important- addition to the family, as he
?will, if the present order of things con?
tinue, one day sit on the throne of
Italy. He is the first child of Prince
Emanuel. duke of Aosta, who, three
y ears ago, married at Kingston. Princess
Helene of Orleans. As the duke and
duchess of Aosta had been murried a
relatively long time without children,
and as it is asserted that the crown
prince, married two years ago, may
never have, issue, the enemies of the
house of Savoy, especially the clericals,
had dilligently spread the idea that the
want of a direct heir after the prince of
Naples was the curse of God for the
"usurpation" of the papal state.
It is known that certain anxiety was
really felt in the royal family itself,
and his relatives were busy choosing a
wife for the count of Turin, the next
brother to the duke of Aosta. The little
prince who has just entered this world,
has,; however, put his rosy little foe?
down on the prospects, which thus lose
their pressing importance. Another
lease of bachelorhood, too, is given, to
the count of Turin, which he is popular?
ly supposed to prize highly.
The duke of Aosta, to whose branch
of the family the Italian throne will
pass should the prince of Naples die
without an heir, is the son of Prince
Amadeo, that brother of-King Humbert
who died when only 45, and about, whom
the ldng in the:depth of his grief ex?
claimed : "I have lost my best friend!"
His mother was a princess of the noble
house of Delhi Cisterna, and not, there?
fore, of royal birth, but such was her
cleverness and superiority that-she took
her place with great dignity and grace
as daughter-in-law and sister-in-law of
kings,' and as queen herself when for
five years her husband sat on the
throne- of Spain. In Madrid she con?
tracted the disease which killed her,
one year later, at the age of 29. Eng?
lishmen will certainly not forget the
sensation caused by. the second mar?
riage of Prince Amaueo with his niece,
the beautiful Princess Letitia Bona?
parte, daughter of his sister Princess
Caltilde and the celebrated "Pl?n
Pl?n."?Pall Mall Gazette.
A Queer Point In taw.
All the judges of England, after con?
sidering the question for more than a
year, were.unable to agree on a defini?
tion' of what a "place" is, and now the
London county council is>obliged to ask
legal advice as to the meaning of street.
The council recently summoned a man
before a police magistrate for laying
out a street on hi3 property without
obtaining the council's permission.
His defense was that it-wasnot a street,
but a courtyard for the use of his
tenants, and the magistrate said that he
could not decide the point tiii thecoun
sii's lawyers obtained an accurate
definition of a street from a superior
Where Thundcrfttornis Are Frequent.
Java is said to be the region of the
globe where it thunders oftenest, hav?
ing thunderstorms 97 dnys in the year.
After it arc Sumatra, with S6 days-: Hin?
dustan, with 56; Borneo, with 54; the
Gold coast, with 52, and Ttio de Janeiro,
?ndth 51.?Detroit Free Press.
[S HAMPTON ^ADVERTISEMENTS.
Or, hi other words satis?
faction and a saving of 25
per cent warranted to every?
body. "We quote you ja?t a
few items, which will prove
interesting reading for
In linen, silk, initial
Kid, Mocha, Fur Top,
Scotch Wool and As
All styles, all colors,
all qualities at right
A large and varied as?
sortment from cotton to
the finest Australian
The handsomest and
most complete line in
every possible shape,
! This line needs scarce?
ly any mention, as the
public well knows that
for durability, Beauty
and economy there is
but one place to go.
Of every description
and color, strictly up to
LOUIS F. UVEFIGHTf Mgr,
30 W. Queen St.,
[fl^jfTLQOK FOR REO FRONT
Ever made in Virginia is
what we expect tor the year
1899. For we have the best
Properties, the best prices and
the best terms on Tidewater.
RHJAL ESTATE AGENTS. :
King Street, HAMPTON. VA.
Geo. M. Peek.
(Mem. A. S. M. E.)
MeGHanlcal and Civil kflQlneer
Installation and tests of gas and steam
engines, boilers and electrical machin?
ery. Surveys, maps, plata, estimates on
excavations and grading.
?Phone 423. HAMPTON, VA.
Sc J. Brown ?fe (?O
Dealers in I_and<
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 11 around lt( we have
100 Lots or more graded, laid out in
streets, 300 trees planted; look at it.
We call it
If you want an honest bargain In
lots, to speculate, or build, see Mr.
Heinickei, 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 wi" . -?11 the first
few lots at cost, and give you your own
terms. This property is owned by A.
Heinickei and the undersigned,
S. J. Brown & Go.,
PHONE 453 PHOEBUS, VA.
LOCK BOX 225.
NEWPORT NEWS ADV-TS.
I will give the
big $3 dresaed doll
in my window on
Xmas morning to
the little girl who
secures th e greate st
number of signa?
tures from grown
people inside of
city by December
24th. (to to work
and secure the doll.
Get you a book
and ask everybody
you see to write
their name and ad?
dress in it.
Many a Yen Strike
Through the burning of your
house, stock, furniture, etc., can be re?
covered by one means only?through a
POLICY OF INSURANCE. ' >
__' you have been wise enough to have
a fliV risk on your property issued by
Marye & Boyntoh yoiir after troubles
will*;be of'short duration. ? ?
Our companies are solvent, prompt
i and reliable, ,
MARYE & BOYENTQN, ;
Boom No. 1 Braxton Building.
And why prepare for It by hav?
ing your winter suit dyed or cleajied.df
both for that matter, ast prices are so
low you can well afford to have it done.
I-make old clothes look like new ones.
Try me and be convinced. You'll ba
glad of it. ' <
WllmlnU'? Cid Stand.
32i S7?? street
Some of the
Knowledge of Realty
Values enables us to in?
telligently advise you
what to buy and
where to buy.
M?lfort! & Edmunds,
135 25th Street
Va, Transportation Co.
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
Freight, Baggage, Safes arid Furni?
ture carefully and promptly moved: '
All kinds of hauling done at low
'Phone 2592. P. O. BOX 141.
If any one finds water In the raw pos?
ters that you buy from the Hotel Iyy,
other than the natural liquor. We gell
oysters in any quantity at the rate, of
twenty-live (25) and thirty (30) cents
per quart. Medium, per gallon, 80 cents
selects, p&r gallon $1.00; in shell par
bushel 50 to 60 cents. Our oyster house
at the corner af 27th street and Lafay?
ette avenue is open to the Inspection of
the public. Call Hotel Ivy, old and new
phone. Orders delivered in IS minutes.
1 cater for the household trade especial?
ly. M. JOO,
Mrs. Kyle will instruct a night class
In Stenography at her rooms. No. 2062
Washington avenue. Terms reasonable.
dec 8?Iw. '* ..J] .-: i