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Visit of Grand Vice Chancellor
Catlett and Banquet,
TROLLEY LINE CHANGES
New Superintendent Arrives and Fon
Heated Cam Kxpected. Reckless
timiners Punished. Fort
The members of Kecoughtan Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, had a full turn out
of exemplars of the principles of
Friendship, Charity and Benevolence at
their castle hall last night to welcome
Colonel Robert Catlett, of Lexington,
Va., Grand Vice-Chancellor of the or?
der in the Virginia jurisdiction, and
who is also a prominent citizen and able,
lawyer of the Valley "Athens."
Colonel Catlett was on his annual
tour of official visitation of the lodges
of the State, a duty in which he as?
sists Grand ?Chancellor M. L. Walton,
of Woodstock. But, if there was a full
attendance at the lodge, there was a
fuller one, in a double sense, at 11 P. M.
after the elegant banquet spread by
the local Knights in honor of their
In the exercises at 'the castle hall.
Colonel Catlett exemplified the work of
'the three ranks as laid-down in the
new and amplified ritual, and did it
very impressively. He also made a brief
address expository of the principles,
precepts, work and condition of the
order throughout the State. His visit
and the large atendance of members,
cannot fail to give additional impetus
to Pythianism in Hampton, where it is
already strong numerically, financially
and In personnel. The address was
much enjoyed by the Knights present.
At the conclusion of the lodge cere?
monies, or about 9:30 o'clock the mem?
bership escorted 'their guest to Barnes
Hotel, where an elegant banquet had
been prepared. There were no 'toasts or
speeches, but jest and repartee, mirth
and merriment reigned until 11 o'clock,
when the assembly dissolved. The
"spread" in menu and service was ex?
cellent and thoroughly enjoyed. The
menu was as follows:
Oysters on balf shell.
Stewed Oysters, Fried Oysters,
Lamb Croquettes, with French peas.
Cold Turkey, Cranberry Sauce.
Smithfield Ham, Roast Beef, -.
Claret Punch, Assorted Cake,
?*" Bananas, Oranges, Apples,
Coffee, Tea, Chocolate.
Kecoughtan Lodge owns a lr^ge and
eligibly located lot, part of which it pro?
poses to sell soon and /With the proceeds
of the sale to build a handsome castle
hal Ion the site remaining.
POUNDED THE PREACHER.
Residence of Rev. H. W. McLaughlin
. Invaded by an Armed Band.
On Monday night, while Rev. H. >W.
"McLaughlin, the beloved pastor of the
Presbyterian church, was sifting quiet?
ly in' his home, on Chapel street, ab?
sorbed in reverie, or perhaps it was
work, he 'was suddenly aroused from
his meditations by hearing footsteps on
his'front porch. It was too early to
think of burglars, or even of "some late
visitor entreating entrance at his res?
idence door," so the minister without
misgivings, opened wide the portals.
Suddenly, and without warning, in
there stepped a throng of people all
well armed, and they at once proceeded
to make themselves at home, upon the
host's polite invitation to do so. His
" visitors not making any hostile demon?
stration, Rev. Mr. McLaughlin was
soon reassured, and endeavored, as
pest, he could, to make his guests com?
fortable, -for they literally filled the
. It might have been a party accom?
panying, a bride and groom who wish?
ed, the preacher's services in the knot
tying capacity, but it was not, nor was
it any one of half a dozen objects that
might be conceived as an explanation
of the surprise. The members of the
party were armed with bundles and
baskets which they proceeded to deposit
in- the hall without manifesting any
hostile intentions, and It finally dawned
upon the preacher, as he recognized the
familiar faces, that it was a surprise
donation pound party, which his con?
gregation had ' concocted all "unbe?
knownst" to the beneficiary. The great
stack of bundles and packages consist?
ed: of edibles of every desirable kind
and description, with which the larder
of the manse was stocked to Its ca?
pacity. One might have thought that
the party was provisioning a battleship
or catering for a regiment. Of course,
the preacher, as soon as he recovered
his voice, gave fitting expression to his
grateful appreciation of this sponta?
neous tribute. A pleasant evening was
afforded all, pastor and congregation. |
A JERSEY VOLUNTEER.
Louis Knierman, a volunteer soldier,
whose home was in Jersey City, N. J.,
and who was a patient at the Josiah
'Simpson Hospital, died Monday night
at that institution. The deceased was
among the recent arrivals from San?
tiago and come up aboard the Relief.
His mother, being informed of his crit?
ical condition, came down 'to attend him
.?'.iJfftihis last moments and was with him
to . the end. The body was shipped to
'rthle bereaved home yesterday by Under
i'tiafcer Arthur Hall, the grief-stricken
mother accompanying 'them. Another
victim of the war with Spain, or rather
with the Cuban climate.
Fine line of 'Confectioneries, hand?
somely bound books. Bibles, 'Christmas
of all kinds, tobacco and cigars at Geo.
H. Ellison's, King Street. de 18-6t
TIME FOR RUMINATION.
Promiscuous Shooters Receive Heavy
Two young volunteer soldiers who are
convalescent patients at'one of the hos?
pitals, s'tood at the bar of Justice in
'Squire Furness' Court yesterday 3s
that official adjusted his scales and
donned the official ermine and the fig?
urative blindfold of the magisterial of?
fice. They were W. S. Minner, who
hails from the the Lone 'Star State,
and F. M. Clover, whose place of resi?
dence, when he was at home, was Mis?
souri, and the two young patriots who
left 'their homes to roattle at 'their coun?
try's call, were charged with firing their
guns promiscuosly in the town of Phoe?
bus, against the peace, dignity and
safety of the Commonwealth. Ser?
geant Cunningham and Officer Eacho
had, in police parlance, pulled the pair,
whom they found on the corner of
Mallory and Mellen streets, firing their
"guns" promiscuously?not guns in the
usual sense of the term, tout the Texas
article, the revolver. At first, the offi?
cers mistook the sounds for firecrackers,
which were also being set off, but dis?
covered in a moment or two that re?
volvers were figuring also in produc?
ing the detonations. They immediately
proceeded to investigate and caught
these two young men full handed.
Justice Furness heard the ease, wiiich
was a clear one, the accused admitting
their offence, but claiming that they
thought they were outside of the limit
wherein the firing of pistols was unlaw?
ful. The Justice thought the safety of
Phoebusites had 'been endangered and
les't 'he should, as the lawyers say, "set
a dangerous precedent" by passing the
offence by lightly, he adjudged the
young men guilty and fined each $20
and costs, a total of $24.45, and gave
each fifteen days in jail to ruminate
upon the vicissitudes of war and sol?
diering in general.
Doubtless 'the two young men meant
to do no serious harm and to imperil
no lives, as the result shows, but un?
loaded guns and "did not mean to do
it" explanations follow too many trag?
edies, and it is well to throw every
possible safeguard around human life,
without hardship to the innocent. The
action of Justice Furness will have a
tendency to rid some persons of the er?
roneous idea that a man can do as he
pleases in Phoebus. The lesson will
probably prove a salutary one.
BURIED IN ST. JOHN'S.
Body of Thomas Piper Interred by His
The funeral services of the late
Thomas Piper, the man found dead in
his home on Court street last Saturday,
took place at 3 P. M. yesterday from
the Masonic Hall, and were conducted
by the Masonic fra'ternity, of which the
deceased was a prominent and active
member. The services were under the
auspices of St. Tammany Lodge, A. F.
and A. M. and Hampton Commandery
Knights Templar. Mr. W. M. Taylor,
worshipful master, and Mr. J. C.
Tucker, acting eminent commander,
conducted the impressive ceremonies.
The body was interred with all the
honors of the craft. Among those pres?
ent were Colonel P. T. Woodfln, Grand
Commander of the Grand Commandery
Knights Templar of Virginia, and Mr.
E. Newman Eubank, of Newport News,
a venerable member of the fraternity.
The pall-bearers were: Colonel P. T.
Woodfin and Messrs. Charles F. Green,
George Wood, Guy, H. Gilmore, C.
Though buried far from his native
heath, the old Bay State, the remains
of the deceased were interred 'by his
brethren, and will be as well cared for
in their historic resting place as
though in the land of his nativity.
LITTLE LOCAL LINES.
The British tramp steamer Zampa put
in at Old Point yesterday for orders.
Auctioneer H. S. Thompson yesterday
co!d for Special Commissioner S. Gor?
don Cunningham, lot 13 in block 5."
Riverview, for $325, subject to court
confirmation. There is a five room
frame house on the property. Mr. j
Charles G. Hinkle was the purchaser, i
Willie Patterson, colored, was yes?
terday fined $2.00 and costs by Justice
Houchins, of Phoebus, for a misde?
meanor. It was not a case of "who
struck Billy Patterson," but whom
Billy Patterson struck. Willie went to
jail in default of the dough.
George Palmer, charged with an ag?
gravated case of vagrancy, was fined
52.10 yesterday by Justice S. P. Furness,
of Phoebus and was given three months
in jail. Sergeant Cunningham, and Of?
ficer Echols arrested him. The offense
is known in the statute as vagrancy of
the fifth class.
Ram Wilson, pedestrian and vagrant,
was lodged at the county jail Monday
Three soldiers who had loaded up
on rye or corn or mixtures thereof,
penitentially paid into the town treas
uiy $4.25 each yesterday, fine and costs
imprisoned by Mayor Hope.
There are eighteen prisoners in the
county jail, including four received yes
U day. The young white girl, recently
held in default of bond for good be?
havior, has been released.
The Hampton german club meets to?
night at the Exchange Building.
DEATH OF AN AGED MAN.
Mr. William M. Shackelford, one of
the oldest citizens of Phoebus, and a
man generally respected, died yesterday
morning at his residence - on Mellen
street, after a brief Illness of pneumo?
nia. Mr. Shackelford had just passed
years of age, when his earthly career
years of age, when hi earthly career
ended. He is survived by his wife and
several children. The funeral services
will take place at 3 P. M. today from
the Chesapeake M. E. church, the pas?
tor, Rev. Mr. McDougle officiating.
"I had a strange dream the other
night," said the major.
"What was it?" asked the Young1
"I went to heaven, and as an old news?
paper man was interested in their jour
aal up there. It was a miserable thing;
iiot a well-written story in it, and I told
?t? Peter so."
'' "What did he eay?"
i "He aald: 'It's not our fault. W?f
aever get any good reporters up herein*
I ^Philadelphia Press^~?j^_i?. >
A Brief Review of the Past and
a Forecast Based on Facts.
THE FORWARD MOVEMENT
The Ohl Town Has a New Lease on Life and
is Developing' Municipal Aspirations.
Some Internal Improve?
ments in Prospect.
.5 I? i. ?
Because- Newport News has grown
Phenomanally. it does not follow that
Hampton has not grown normally,
steadily and even rapidly. It is true
its growth has been somewhat dwarfed
by that of the progressive, shipbuilding,
commercial city with which it is so
closely united by ties of common or
kindred interest; but there is no jeal?
ousy of its baby sister because it has
outstripped her in population and com?
mercial importance. In the growth and
advancement of Newport News, Hamp?
ton has shared, is sharing and must
Hampton is the oldest existing town
in the State, a distinction of which it is
pardonably proud, but upon which it
does not depend for its importance.
Age. like pedigree, is not to be despised
end brings many advantages; chief
among those are the homogeneity, con?
servatism and culture of its people.
Hampton to such an extent as to iso?
late her or to prevent her progress
through any idea of satisfaction with
present conditions. The thriving capi?
tal of the populous county of Elizabeth
City with all its two and a half cen?
turies of age and its conservatism is by
no means a dead town, but one of the
"liveliest, most progressive in the State.
The infusion of population from other
s.ections hasn't been too great to permit
its ready assimilation and the introduc?
tion of those desirable qualities charac?
teristic of the people of other sections
of this great cuntry, and so conducive
to the welfare of a community. The
location of men of . brains, capital and
character is invitetT and welcome. If
they come to make their homes and
cast their fortunes in Hamilton they
will find not only a cordial hand but a
line prospect awaiting them. And peo?
ple are coming, too, and bringing busi
r.ess*%agacity, industry and capital with
them. There is a reason and the best
o: reasons why prospectors should lo?
cate in Hampton. This may be briefly
stated thus: Because it is an inviting
field for investment and at the same
time a most desirable place of resi?
dence. When these conditions coexist
In any town people are going to come,
whether they are pressed to do so or
not. Where one's interest lies, thither
he is going, even though it be to Klon?
dike or to Cuba. The Virginia penin?
sula is the happy medium between these
extremes of latitude and climate that
will attract investors and home-seekers.
The more nearly an ideal residence
and business point a town is the surer
and steadier will will its growth'be.
As the residential advantages and con?
veniences and the educational facili?
ties of a town are increased, so will Its
population and its prospects be en?
hanced. These are general truths that
are taking a firm hold upon the progres?
sive younger generation and promises
to bear substantial fruit in the shape of
internal municipal improvements. Now
that the obstacle of Inaccessibility has
been removed completely, other handi?
caps to Hampton's progressive move?
ment are being attached and will soon
be removed. A compact, united, public
spirited body of progressive, influential
young business men is now directing
public attention to the crying needs of
the town. They are not content to let
well enough alone and propose to con?
tinue the agitation of the municipal
problems now pressing for solution un?
til they are solved and solved right.
These "men have little or no personal
ambition in the matter; It is almost
purely a public-spirited movement in
which they reasonably hope to share in?
cidentally alone with the community.
They believe the public wants the im?
provements and the comforts which it
is proposed to provide and that only a
leader is needed to press the movement
to fruition. Everything is advanced by
agitation, which is nothing more 'than
the means of arousing public sentiment
to the acting point.
Foremost among the Improvements
advocated is the thorough and perman?
ent paving and sewering of the city, or
at least 06 its principal business streets.
As a condition precedent thereto it is
believed that the extension of the town
limits so as to Include therein all the
town as it now exists Is a desirable
procedure, and one for which the time
:s now ripe. There is no desire to im?
pose hardships upon anyone or to sup?
press the presences of or otherwise
coerce the minority into any action
that would be likely to prove injurious
to their financial Interests. The Busir
ress Men's Association proposes to in?
vestigate the merits and advantages of
such extension of the town limits as
shall include within its bounds the town,
as it really is now. It is not yet itself
unitedly committed to that plan, but
iroposes to investigate the matter thor?
oughly, the member* reasoning among
themselves until a majority are con?
vinced pro or con. In short, it is a bus?
iness matter vitally.affecting the inter?
ests of all the community, and as such
will be considered, discussed and de?
cided in a business-like way. Statis?
tics are being prepared with which to
thro'w light on the question. These in?
clude a census of that portion of the
town embraced within the present town
limits, and of the portion now lying
?without those limits; a compilation of
the assessed values of realty within and
without the limits; an estimate of the
cost of the administration of the town
under a city charter in case the census
shows that municipal incorporation is
desirable; an estimate of the present
and prospective revenues that would
be derived from Greater Hampton, and
an inquiry into every other phase of the
question. These are other statistics
will be secured and compiled in desir?
If it be desirable to extend the city
limits, then the questions of the cost of
sewerage for the city and paving the
principal streets, the means of deriving
the revenue with which to do this and
the cost thereof to the tax-payer will
be carefully and intelligently inquired
into and clearly prevented. The need
of such improvements is too patent to
merit discussion; it is merely a ques?
tion of cost and the ability to defray
the same. It has been asserted and
proved by the figures in the ease that
Hampton's principal streets can be well
paved with approved methods and ma
terlals at a cost to the city no greatei
than the amount expended now annu
j ally in purchasing and dumping her
end there at intervals a few loads of
oyster shells, and repeating the opera- I
tion from year to year. In other words.
t!i?- amount thus wasted. literally
thrown away without results in any
way commensurate with the cost, would
pay. t,he interest on bonds to an amount
sufflcieht to secure splendid, substan?
tial results. If the tax payers can be
convinced that it will cost thorn no
mure to have better streets than It now
costs for miserable ones, there can be
no doubt as to prompt action In the
line of substantial paving.
In order to be armed with the irrefut?
able facts, a well known citizen has
written to the proper officials of five
different cities similar in topography to
Hampton, for statements of the cost
par square yard ot" paving with the
various materials now in general use
in those cities. He has also written to
contractors for estimates as to the cost
of sewering Hampton, which by reason
of natural advantages would be com?
paratively inexpensive. By moans of
these statistics the people will be en?
abled to look long ami carefully before
they are asked to leap into any expendi?
ture, and they will be shown ocularly
just what they are to receive in return
lor such expenditure. They may ex?
amine the goods, learn the cost and then
buy or reject, as deemed advantageous
.These are a few major problems that
vitally affect the substantial advance?
ment of Hampton. It is advancing
steadily, not because of its handicaps
but in spite of them, and it is but rea?
sonable to believe that with thorn re?
moved, the town's progress would be
greater, surer, more rapid, more stable,
in this result, every property owner
must share in the inevitable increment
of values that must follow as the night
the day. And it is the property owner
to whom the matter will be finally re?
ferred for decision.
The present rapid and uninterrupted
growth of the town dates from the
building of the electric railway lines
which now constitute the property the
Newport. News and Old Point Railway
and Klectric Company's property. The
East End and the West End, the two
favorite residence suburbs of the town,
date from the building of these rail?
ways. All along the line the railway
has attracted home seekers as a mag?
net, drawn through iron Illings draws
them to it. The building of a now and
competing line penetrating the city at
a different point and doubling the tran?
sit facilities to and from and within
the town is now a certainty and may
reasonably be expected to develop and
build up a section now undeveloped by
making it easily and quickly accessible.
The building of the new line will bring
more revenue to the town directly, and
by adding to the value of realty will
increase the revenue from taxation de?
rived from the property along its route.
The 'Chesapeake & Ohio railway, the
great through line is also improving its
facilities for business at Hampton pure?
ly because the Increase of that business
makes this impenetrable. For tin- same
reason a new passenger and freight
station is among the certainties of tire
near future. Every effort will bo -made
to secure more advantageous freight
traffic to and from the town.
These railway systems radiating in
every direction connect the entire coun?
ty into a close community of which
Hampton is the natural business cen?
tre and distributing point. The in?
crease of the. town In commercial im?
portance with the" increase of its ac?
cessibility and the opening up of new
fields. The growth of the town's bank?
ing business is incident with its ad?
vancement as a mercantile centre. Both
interests are strong. safe and con?
servative. The percentage of business
failures in the town and the long ex?
istence of well known business firms
sufficiently attest it.
In short Hampton is now entering
upon an era of prosperity unparalleled
in its long history. Eocal capitalists
are sharing their faith in her future by
investing their money in home really
and large sums are being thus invested.
No better evidence can he afforded as
to the desirability of the town as a
field for the investment of capital.
SUNNY SIBERIA. ? J *
AU ot tne Lsnd la Kot Dleak and Dmnm
late an Generally Supposed*.
Vegetation In Luiariaul,
Thomas O. Allen, Jr., who, some
years ago made a tour ?f the world
awheel, has written an. article oa "The
Boys of Siberia" for St. Nicholas. Mr.
Allen says: " 'As dreary and cold as
Siberia' is an expression that has come
to be almost a proverb. The very name
has always conjured up a scene of deso?
lation and perpetual winter, enlivened,
perhaps, by a band of criminal exiles
plodding along some lonely highway ox
practically buried alivo in some'gloomy
mine pit. In imagination we have even
heard the clanking of prison chains,
the moaning of suffering men, and the
sobs of distressed women. And yet,
however displeasing the picture which
the name of Siberia never fails to con?
vey, its mysterious and melancholy ns
soeiations have ever exerted a strange
fascination. I must confess that I have
bsea no exception to the general rule.
At a very early age I developed the de?
sire to visit this mysterious country,
and to discover for myself, if possible,
some of its terrible hidden secrets.
"It has been my good fortune, on two
recent occasions, to gratify this way?
ward ambition; and from what I saw
??? experienced I can assure my youth
ft}.1 reader that his general gloomy r.o
tion about the 'land of snow and exiles'
is, in the main, incorrect?that there ii
another and a very bright side to the
"Not raising the question of the de?
plorable Siberian exile system. I woulc'
impress upon the reader that Siberia
itself, in its southern' portion at least
Is a region where the vegetation is 11
varied and luxuriant, where the birds
warble just as sweetly, where the chil?
dren play and the people laugh and
sing just as cheerfully, as in our owr
country. In fact, that portion of Si
.beria which is now reached by the nevt
Trans-Siberian railway might very just
ly be called the northern 'promised lani
of milk and honey;' for in its teeming
eoll, genial summer climate, and fab
ulous mineral wealth it is second t?
none in the world."
Poison ot a Mosquito's Bite.
The pain of a mosquito bite is caused
by a fluid poison injected by the in?
sect into the wound in order io make
the blood thin enough to float through
I the mosquito's throat. . o -rt ^^t:
INCREASE ROLLING STOCK.
The Electric Railway Company Orders
Four Heated Cars.
Ever since the Newport News,
Hampton and Old Point Electric Kail
way was acquired by the Newport
News and Ohl Point Railway and Elec?
tric Company the new management has
been subjected to more or less public
criticism for not having improved its
service ?a criticism founded in many
cases upon the expectation that the
new company would make extensive
improvements. Owing to unfortunate
r.nd largely unavoidable complications
with the new sewer construction firm
in Newport News, the service was for
S'-veral weeks somewhat demoralized
and this, too subjected the new con?
cern to much criticism and censure,
much of which was unjust. But there
was a just cause for complaint on the
part of patrons, owing to the inade
qvey of the rolling stock. The work?
men who leave Hampton daily for
Newport News, have been the chief
sufferers from this condition having to
tide in open ears in severe weather
early and late.
It will doubtless be a source of grati?
fication to know that the new manage?
ment is not unmindful of those condi?
tions and proposes to remedy them as
soon as practicable. Already, in fact,
four large new ears. equipped with
electric heating apparatus have been
ordered and will soon be doing service
where most needed. Heated cars are
an innovation on this line and one that
will be welcomed by the traveling pub?
lic and especially by the regular patrons
of the line. Their inauguration is but
an evidence of what is expected here?
after, and is a guarantee that the new
management is awake to the interests
of their patrons and property, for the
two are identical, in this instance at
least. The service will be improved
j from time to lime as need requires and
the patronage may justify. There will
be no more cold open cars for mechan?
ics hereafter and all patrons will share
in the beneficent innovation,
j The new management yesterday In?
stalled as its new superintendent Mr.
Carr. of Baltimore, a practical street
railway operator of large experience.
[ The new official was yesterday intro?
duced to the employees of the line and
made a fine impression. He will assume
the duties of his new oost at once. It
will doubtless be gratifying to the pub?
lic anil certainly is to the attaches of
tae road to know that Mr. Oarr's in?
stallation as superintendent docs not
mean the retirement of Mr. Frank W.
Barling, who has so long and accept?
ably filled the ardious joint, position of
superintendent and general manager,
him of many of the more onrous de
' l im of many of the more oneious de?
tails of his former position and will
continue with the road for a time, at
Least, as general manager: a position he
is admirably qualified to fill. Captain
Frank, as he is generally known among
the employees, enjoys the cordial es?
teem of all of them, probably without
exception, and is as popular with that
large portion of the public who know
him well. It is to be expected, however
efficient Mr. Darling may be, that, the
division of the labor and responsibility
will secure still further improvements
in the service.
Imperial Order of Red Men,
Wyoming Tribe No. 4ft,
Hampton, Va., Dee. _2D, 1808.
Whereas, the Great Spirit in His
All-Wise Providence has taken our
Brother St. Clair Curtis from the
hunting grounds below and trans?
planted him beyond the clouds in the
happy hunting grounds above: who
went to the front at the call of his I
country to defend our Hag and to aid |
in delivering a struggling nation from
the iron heels of tyranny;
Resolved, we tender our sympathy to
our bereaved Brother and to his fath?
I. B. Wheeler,
L. N. Mears,
E. M. Tennis,
W. E. BART BETT,
de 20-lt Chef Reeorder.
Ever made in Virginia is
what we expect lor the year
1899. For we have the best
Properties, the best prices and
the best terms on Tidewater.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS, !
King Street. HAMPTON. VA. !
Extends the Com?
pliments of the Season to the
people of Hampton and ih?
Below will be found a
partial list of goods appro?
Gloves..50 to $1 50
Handkerchiefs.5c to 50c
Ties.10c to 50c
Silk Suspenders . 50c to $1.50
Shirts of every descrip?
tion.50e to $1.50
Hats in every shape. ..
..50c to $3.00
An overcoat for husband",
father or brother.
$3.90, $5, $7.50, $10, $12. $15
A suit for the boy~or a
good heavy top GDat.
We can oft'er numerous
suggestion and .promise to
please yon for leps money
than you expect to pay.
LOUIS F. LIVEFIGHT, Mgr,
30 W. Queen St.,
[l^LOOK FOR RED FRONT
S, J. Bpown o
Dealers in ?~?rac2< '
Office nd Residence Opposite Popjjax
Avenue, Phoebus, Virginia. ' .'? v
> NOTARY WITH SEAL.
Lock Box 225 Hampton, VtL'v
On the Back River Road to the Bight
J50 feet from the C. & O. Railroad
tracks, signs II around it, we have
100 Lots or more graded, iaj,j out- Iri
streets, 300 trees planted; look at It.
We call It I ,
If you want an honest bargain iia
lots, to speculate, or build, use Mr.
i Heinickel, the Baker of Phoebus, ;?r
come to me. Either of us will put ybp
on the ground floor. as to priese.
There can be no "handicaps" or "back
caps" about this. We wlU -?11 the first:
? few lots at cost, and give you your own
terms. This property Is owned by 'A.
Heinickel and the undersigned,
8. J.Brown & Co;,
PHONE 462 PHOEBUS. VA.
LOCK BOX 225.
Wil Soon be Here
We invite our patrons to call at the Store
now?today, and do what purchasing that can be
done, and avoid the great rush which will be on
us. Buy your Kibbons and Silks for Fancy "Wort.
Buy the present now that you expect to make. Do
not delay for the last moment.
500 dozen Ladies' and Gents' Handkerchiefa
100 pairs Blankets of the best values 50 cents
pair to $4.
Ladies' Jackets, Black Kersey $4.98.*
Ladies' Jackets, Black Kersey, silk lining $6.
German town Yarns and Zephrys.
Slippers and Wool Soles. Leggins of all
kinds. Come Quick.
4&' tO Queen ii?ee*5 Hampton, Ya