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- A MODERN JONAH.
?TnV-Yaeut ? That I? Belnsr Bollt I??
' Jwid by a, Man in 3I?ry
i ' land.
1 A steam launch 75 feet long, being
built 2Vi miles from -water, is the un?
usual sight which may be seen on the
road from Pomona to Quaker Neck,
Kent county. The boati? building
?within a few feetof the. public road, and
many oi the original timbers have
rotted away during the tedious con?
tinuance of the work. About 15 years
ago, says' the Baltimore Sun, Capt. A.
'Judson, a man who had "gone down to
;the sea in ships" for many yeaif, came
tq.Kent and opened a store. After roer
chandleing for a short time he bought
a ptetty little home near the village of
'Pomona and started a sawmill. Finally
theqldsailorcpnceived the idea of build?
ing his yacht. The keel was laid, the
,ribs slowly assumed position, and -win?
ter and summer the work dragged on.
Years passed. The first timbers began
ito decay, and before the completion of
one part the timbers were of necessity
replaced' by new, and yet the pet scheme
i'sras not abandoned, and now the dry
?land ship is nearing completion.? The
yacht is to be 75 feet in length, 11 feet
.beam and 6 feet hold. She will be pro?
pelled by steam, and, the captain says,
will turn off 20 miles an hour. A cabin
45 feet in length will be built and fitted
fup for a long cruise, the intention of
thecaptain being to revisit many scenes
\oi his early sailor life. The puzzling
'question to the casual observer is: How
Iis this craft to be gotten to the Chester
i river, more than two miles away ? The
captain says thab with one horse the
launch willbe quickly and easily moved.
;The boat now has the deck on, and it
la expected that the launch will be
imade next summer. The launching day
?wiH be made memorable, and the spon?
sor for the novel craft has already been
} >;>-. THE PASS-ON SHAKE. .
'piT. Goszleby Makes a. Few Scatter
j .'i; ins Observation? Upon a.
! ?'?>fe'*# Fresh Subject.
"There are various kinds of hanu
shakes," said Mr. Gozzleby, according
:to the New York Sun, "among them
the pass-on shake, which is used at
receptions and one place and another
where there's lots of people coming up
all the time and where it wouldn't be
?po.'.sible for the man that the people
had come to see to stop and take half j
a day with each person. So, if the man
jiu front gives signs of being a stayer,
ithe man receiving shakes hands with
lliim heartily and says:
'. " 'Why, my dear sir, I am delighted
'to see you.' He imparts to his hand at
the same time, with what grace and
'skill and tact he can command, a slight
6idewise motion, in the direction in
which the line is moving. This is the
; "I got it once in church. Passing
jdown the aisle after the service, ? was
jmet ai- the end by one of the officers,
who shook me cordially by the hand
:aud.spo'ke most pleasantly, giving nie,
however, the pass-on handshake. I
ithink I didn't quite expect it. I sort
'oi imagine that I had always thought
it the Christian's duty to put up with
anything, bores and anybody else, al?
ways, and wait the other man's pleas?
ure and be more than patient, be agree?
able and polite besides. But I don't
jthink that just now. I think now, for
instance, that a man would have no |
jmpre right to block up a passage in a
church and make other folks uncom?
fortable there than he would have any?
where else; and when such a man does
;came along, why, it is perfectly proper
to give him, in due time, with firm but
gentle kindness, the pass-on shake." '
A RED MAN'S DRINK.
Red Ink Is a Favorite Beverage
Among tbe Indiana of In?
dian Territory. ': ~
i - Vigilant as the deputy marshals are
iin Indian territory, and drastic as the
application of the prohibition law by
ithe courts-may be, several kinds of in?
toxication safely defy all statutory pro
tyisions. Amazing quantities of Jamaica
ginger are consumed in the territory.
The stores handle ginger as a legiti?
mate" drug. A teaspoonful will cause
'choking and coughing for several min?
utes in a throat unaccustomed to ^''al?
lowing the powerful stuff. But'there
aje men in the territory who drink two
or three bottles a day with apparent
satisfaction to their educated stomachs.
;More Jamaica ginger is sold in the In
-dian. territory than in half a dozen
states where whisky selling is licensed.
liet/ Ink is another favorite territory
.tipple. This is noto a nickname for
'something else. The ordinary red ink
which the bookstores of the states sell
?for writing purposes is a beverage in
? parts <of this'country. The ink drinker
of cfttivated tasfes will buy bottles by
'the half dozen at a time and swallow
the contents with relish. Essences
:?riiicb; sell elsewhere for flavoring pur
poses.are drinks_ under this civilization.
(Anything which has a basis of alcohol
|is; in demand. Intoxication is craved
and the stomach of the Indian terri
'tjs'ry drinker does not quarrel with the
ifoTmin which.it comes. Wood alcohol,
Accounted poison in-most parts of the
[country, is consumed in considerable
quantities. The peddlers, buy it in Okla?
homa/dilute it with water, and seil itby
jthe pint on this side of the line.
1 England Crazy Over Croquet.
' Croquev, the revival of which in Epg
i?nd was announced not long ago, Ik
said to. be making alarming strides, ana
in places tcr-threaten the sovereignty of
.... golf. - They have made a new game of it
?-three times as difficult and scientific
as tbe old?a nd the craze is on.
I Arx industrious Volcano.
? The most active volcano in the world
is Mount Sangay, 17,190 feet high, situ
feted ??> the eastern chain of the Andes,
ifrouth America. It has been in constant
HEADS OP THE GOVERNMENTS* INCLUDED
IN THE EUROPEAN >/
EP1PER0R FRANZ JOSEPH
Firmer irt the Faith.
First Politician?Well, I showed that
lithograph copy of Senator Swipe's tel?
egram?tho one t?at clearly involves
bim in the steal?to one of his rural
Second Politician-?And what came
ol it ?
"He is a firmer supporter of Swipe
than ever. Said he knew Swipe's hand
write like a book and the telegram
wasn't bis at all:"?Cleveland Enquirer.
Why Be Soiled Then.
AngTy Father (stick in hand, to lit?
tle Willy)?Why are your clothes soiled
Little Willy (whimpering)--I fell in
"And with your new pants on?"
"Yes, popper. I didn't have time to
come home and change 'em."?N. Y.
Kot Declined, However.
The daughter of an editor was she';
And when he kissed her (through Love'a
Quito absent-mindedly Ehe said to him:
"Tour contribution l? returned wit?
WPuck. - ?. .
ABSOLUTELY USELESS. |^t*
, Junior Law Partner?You say H
!wpuld be . useless to appeal that case oi
Easymarks to a higher court? t ,
"Senior Law" Partner?Why,, of course
It would?he's .busted already.?N". Y.
A NEAT TRIMMING
Here Is a Clever Design for Transforming
After all, if one manages well it-is not
so expensive to dress, fashionably, but
to do this requires time, taste and even
patience, for the transformation of old
or.plain gowns into new and f*nej" ones
cannot be done ia a day. Neither can
auyj colors or materials be combined, i
SATIN EIBBON SI
One must, first study'the garment to be
renovated, fkid out. just what its weak?
est points, are, then proceed to get the
things that can be best combined with
it without bringing it out too pro?
nouncedly and still not?iaakc- it dull or
A clever and-well-knownima iron who
has;but little money to spemd in thisdi
rection, yet dresses up to date, Has re?
cently transformed a plain, gray and
THE ENTRY INTO PUflC?.
ISnthosfastlo Reception of Gen. Miles
And Ilia Troops by tue
Late in the day Gen. Miles vand Gen.
Wilson, in full dress uniform and beau?
tiful white gloves, received the homage
of Ponce from the balcony of the
alcaide's palace, writes ltichard Hard?
ing Davis, in Scribner's. They made a
very fine appearance, but as no men go
unshaven in Porto Bico except priests,
the populace were greatly disturbed to
find that it was Gen. Miles and not Gen.
Wilson who was the commanding of?
ficer of our army. "He should have
been an archbishop," they said, hut
later lie convinced them that the mus?
tache does not make the soldier. Noth?
ing could have been more enthusiastic
cr more successful that their open air
reception. The fire companies paraded
iu their honor, and ran over three of
their own men, which gave the local
lied Cross people a grand chance to ap?
pear on the scene, each man wearing
four red crosses, to carry away the
wounded. This created some confusion,
as the firemen preferred to walk, but
the Red Cross people were adamant and
bore them off on stretchers, whether
they would or no. The only thing want?
ing to complete the picture was an
American flag. It was only a detail, but
the populace seemed to miss it. It was
about the only article with which the
expedition was not supplied. Frantic
cabling to Washington repaired the
loss, and within a week flags were sent
all over the island and raised upon the
roofs of many a city hall. Ponce itself
held more foreign flags than we had
ever seen. Judging from their number
one would have thought t hat the popu?
lation was composed entirely of Eng?
lish, Germans, French and Swiss, and
members of the Red Cross society.
Unite Willing to Do It.
It was intended as a gentle hint.
. "Our rule here," he said, "is pay as
"Quite right," replied the other, peas?
antry, "but I'm not going yet."?Chica?
OF SATIN RIBBON.
Your Plain Skirt Into an Attractive and
black striped afternoon gown of alba?
tross into an attractive street dress.
The skirt is trimmed with three groups
of black satin ribbom?two rows to a
group?finished in full, lengthwise
loops, without any ends.
The bodice, though once a blouse, is
now tight fitting, and a new front of
black -satin and lace, under lapels of
gray, has been inserted.
The gray velvet hat has stitchings of
black chenille around the brim and is
trimmed with rosettes of gray ribbor.
and black ostrich, tips. So without the
expenditure of more than, a couple of
dollars an old plain gown has become a
new and attractive one.
. . HELEN.GREY-PAGE, j
? _ \
LONG DRIVE FOR WAGER.
A? Indiana Man Rides to Portland,
Ore, Behind u Span of Tear
A rather unique looking- procession
wended its way clown the main street
of Barker City, Ore., recently, on its way
to Portland. The outfit consisted of
three covered wagons, followed by a
carriage-drawn by a pair of thorough?
bred yearling ponies. It was the latter
that attracted the most attention, says
the San Francisco Examiner.
In the carriage sat an old man,
whose weather-beaten face showed the
?Influence of the effects of sun and wind.
To a reporter he said: "My name is
II. H. Slyter. My family and self
started on April 11 from Howard coun?
ty, Ind., to cross the country to Port?
land., We are traveling on a wager,
and this is what the wager is. Do yoa
see this team of ponies. They're thoi?
"A man in our county in Indiana sai?
that that team of yearlings couldn't
oross the country to Portland and live
through the trip. We are not limited as
to time, and just took our own time to
make the journey. We followed the
Union Pacific to Granger, and from
there to Bawlins, Wyo. From Itaw?us
we came across country to Boise, aud
from there to thisicity. We are taking
it easy, still we covfer a good many miles
in a day. Wo harre had some pretty
tough experiences*; yet, to take it al?
together, we got along all right. At
one time this team I'm driving traveled
13 miles without hay, yet you see how
"What's the wager? Well,-that's be-'
tween, me and the man that made it.
I report to Iris agent when I get to Port?
land. I'll win the wager, thenvme and
my folks will go farming."
CAT KILLS A TURTLE> \
Pass Meets with a New ICirad of Cscn
tare and Han a Hard Time
v": ot It. ,;, . ^ \
Farmer Egerto* has a large cat
named Scrapper which has long beeu
the terror of all the dogs and catsin the
neighborhood. One day lately he met
his match in a large turtle- Discover?
ing the queer creature taking a, leisure?
ly promenade in the meadow, Scrap?
per leaped on its back and clawed away
at a lively rate. The turtle seemed to
rather enjoy the performance, so Scrap?
per changed his tactics. He soon4saw
where the turtle's head came out, and
,he sat. down to watch the spot, reports
the New Yorlfe.Press.
Presently the turtle peeped out tc
see if his enemy was gone. Scrapper
made a grab and missed. This was re?
peated three times, and then, the turtle,
keeping his head safely inside the
shell, put out his feet and attempted
to crawl away. Then Scrapper caught
a foot of the turtle with his teeth, and
the fight began in earnest. The turtle
pulled and struggled, but, finding-'itself
being pulled away, put out its head
and with a quick snap cauglrt-oneof th ;
cat's hind feet in its viselike jaws.
Scrapper pulled, bit and scratched,
and doubtless would have called the
light off, but the turtle-held on in tri?
. Finally Scrapper secured a good
hold of the turtle's head, and the turtle
would have withdrawn if he could.
But the victorious Scrapper was in a
short time limping home %vitti>the tur?
tle's head in his mouth, as a trophy ?f
his hard-fourht bottle.
Spoiled His Aim.
Towne?While I was traveling inVth?
west whisky once saved my life.
Browne?How was that?
Towne?The desperado who shot at;
?ie was fulV-N. Y. Journal.
A Good Tudge ot Fuel,
.?will never burn anything: but our hlg?
grade, coal. It if not only satisfactory
for cooking and heating purposes, but
Its intense heat and long continued
combustion makes it economical in the
C. C. SMITH CO
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
1 >aily Service Between New York and
The elegant steamships Jamestown.
Guyandotte, Princess Aune and Oh!
Dominion leave. New York every day.
except Sunday, at 3 P. M., for Norfolk
and Newport News, touching at Fort
Monroe on the Southern trip. Ship;;
leave Norfolk for New York direct
every day at C:00 P. M. Ship leaving
Tuesday carries freight only.
A short, delightful and invigorating
First-class, straight. including
meals and berth.$ S.OO
Round trip, first-class, including j
meals and berth. 13.00 i
Steerage, without subsistence. 4.50
STEAMER LURAY arrives from:
Smlthlield and leave:: for Norfolk dally, i
except Sunday, at 9 A. M. Return- j
ing leaves Norfolk from Bay Line
wharf, every day, except Sunday, at 31
All business between New York and j
Newport News transacted at Pier 6. |
All business between Newport News, j
Norfolk, Smithtield and local points:
transacted at Pier A, foot Twenty-fifth
. CROWELL. Agent.
rHH NORFOLK & WASHING
TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY
Ths New and Powerful Iron Palae?
Steamers Newport News, Washlngt-oi
and Norfolk will leave daily as fol?
Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. ?:80 p. ?
Leave Norfolk, foot of Matbews
street at . 5:45 p. m.
Leave Old Point at. 6:45 p. in.
Arrlvo Washington at .7:00 a. m
B. &. O. R, R. PENN., R. R.
Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m..5:00 an
Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m.10:50an
Ar. New York at.. .. 1:2f, p ni..2:16 p rr
South bound. B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R
Lv. New York at_11:3o a m..l:00 p ir
Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:33 p m..3:lS p a
Ar. in Washington .. 4:30 p m..S:18 p rr.
Steamers leave Washington at 6:30 pm
Arrive Fortress Monroe at.... 7:00 aw.
Arrive Norfolk at. 8:00 a nc
Arrive at Portsmouth at . 8:30 ?vir
The trip down the historic Poioma/
river and Chesapeake Bay on ibe ele?
gant steamers of this company Is un?
surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, having been built in 1891
and are fitted up in the most luxuri?
ant manner, with electric lights, cal
bell, and steam heat In each room
The tables are supplied with every Ae
Ucacy of the season from the market
of Washington and Norfolk.
For further information apply to
V. J. CALLAHAN. Agent
0 2Sam I
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY
FOR RICHMOND. WASHING?
TON. CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE
CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, &C.
_Schedule in Effect Nov. 13, lSOS^
WESTBOl IND. j"No". 1 | No. 3
Lv. Newport News ... SIGamj 4 35pm
Ar Richmond . 11 30am| 6 50pm
Lv. Richmond.*12 00n"n
Ar. Washington .* 3 40pm
Lv. Richmond . 2 15pm
Ar. Charlotteaville .... 5 44pm
Ar. Staunton . 7 OSpm
Ar. Clifton Forge _ 8 57pm
Ar. Va. Hot Springs .. 9 50pm
Ar. White Sulphur.
Ar. Cincinnati . 7 55am
Ar. LouisylTfe 7.T.T77I lTo?ani
: Ar. Chicago . 5 30pm
Ar. St. Louis .I 6 5Cpm|
?Daily except Sunday. Other "time
No. 1 Cincinnati Express daily.
Parlor Car Old Point to Richmond and
Pullmans Richmond to Cincinnati,
Louisville and St. Louis.
No.3 with Pullman daily Old Point to
Hinton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Meals served on dining cars on Nos.
1 and3 west of Gordonsville.
FOR NORFOLK. | No. 2 | No. 4 :
_I daily. I daily.
Lv. Newport News _|11 l?arn | 6 05pm
Ar. Norfolk .112 15pm 7 05pm
I Ar. Portsmouth .|l2 40pm | 7 30pm
" 8 00 pm
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
dally 7 40 a. m. and 3 00 p. m. Leaves |
Norfolk 8 10 a. m. and 3 30 p. m for New?
For lieket.s and other Information ap?
ply to E. W. ROBINSON, Ticket Agent.
JOHN D. POTTS,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt.,
THE STEAMER S. A. M'CALL
will leave Newport News with
both freight and passengers for Peters?
burg every Monday, Wednesday and
Frida.y about 7:15 A. M., and will leave
Newport News for Norfolk every Tues?
day, Thursday and Saturday about 3:30
Will leave Norfolk every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 A. M.
sharp._J. V/. PHI LLIPS.
T ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS
i PORTATION CO.'S STEAS?SHI*
LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVIDENCE
Leave Newport News, via Norfolk foi
Boston every Monday.Wednesday and
Friday. Leaves tor Providence every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, sail?
ing from Norfolk at 6 P. M.
Leave Newport News for Baitimor?
dally, Tuesdays excepted, at 6 P. M.,
connecting for Washington, Philadel?
phia and New York,
Steamer sailing Oct. 14, 23. Nov. 2, 11,
20, 30, Dec. 9, 18, 28 does not carry pas?
Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3; round
trip; $5, including stateroom berth. Ac?
commodations and eulslna un?
equalled. Freight and passenger*
taken for all points north and south
For further Information apply to
K tu C. SAUNDKRS. Agent
"v Newport News, V?
X .W. P. TURNER, Q. P. A.
7. C. WHITNEY, T. M,
ft*.ner?l office. Baitimor?. Mil
If any one finds water in the raw oys?
ters th8t you buy from the Hotel Ivy,
other than the natural liquor. We sell
oysters in any quantity at the rate of
twenty-five (25) and thirty (30) cents
per quart. Medium, per gallon, SO cents
selects, per gallon J1.00; in shell per
bushel 50 to 60 cents. Our oyster house
at tho 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,
Mrs. Kyle will instruct a night class
in~ Stenography at her rooms, No. 206"
Washington avenue. Terms reasonable
dec 8?Iw. v
I will give the
b;g $8 dressed doll
in my window on
Xmas morning to
the ]ritte girl who
number of signa?
tures from grown
people inside of
city by December
2Ith. Cr? to work
and secure the doll.
Get you a book
and a^k everybody
you see to write
their name and ad?
dress in it.
Many a Ten Sjrik
Through the burning of your
house, stock, furniture, etc.. can be re?
covered by one means only?through a
POLICY OF INSURANCE,
if you have been wise enough to have
a tire risk on your properly issued by
Marye & Boynton your _f?er troubles
will bo of short duration.
Our companies are solvent, prompt
and reliable. aSljh
MARYE & BOYENTON,
Room No. 1 Braxton Building.
And why prepare for it by hav?
ing your winter suit dyed or cleaned.?r
I both for that matter, as prices are ao
low you can well afford to have it dehn.
I make old clothes look like new ones.
i Try me and be convinced. You'll be
glad of it.
221 27th street.
WllminU'a Old Stand.
Some of the
Knowledge of Realty
Values enables us to in?
telligently advise you
what to buy and
where to buy.
Mulford & Edmunds, |
135 25th Street f
Va, Transportation Co.
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
? - :=f; - j
Freight. Baggage, Safes and Furni?
ture carefully and promptly moved.
All kinds of hauling done at low
'Phone 2502. P. O. BOJC 141.
is enjoyed when your home is heated
by one of our stoves. They don't need
constant attention! as the use of coal
in them is more economical than in any
other stove manufactured, and the
bright, cheerful lire that glows from
one is pleasant and cheery. We are
selling them at low prices.
Richter & Brittingham.
216 28th Street.