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\ Brilliant and Beautiful Ger=
man at Armory Hall.
DWELLING HOUSE BURNED
Firemen Prevent Total Destruction. Many
Christmas Entertainments. Sow
Cars on. Pretty Home
The young ladies ol Hampton, appre?
ciative of the many pleasant germans
given by the Hampton German Club,
last night reciprocated handsomely by
giving a beautiful bal-poudre at the
The hall room floor presented a beau
tiful^vision when the dancing was at its
height shortly before midnight. The
ladies in their dainty gcTwns and with
beauty enhanced by the powdered hair
never looked lovelier or more like their
famous prototypes, the queenly gentle?
women of days lang. syne. Some of the
toilettes were exquisite; all were beauti?
ful, and the moving scene was a pano?
rama which, to be appreciated, must
be seen. The gentlemen, too, in their
graceful evening garb, found powdered
hair exceedingly becoming. There were
in all about thirty or more couples and
many stags. Several Newport News
belles and many of the beaux of that
city graced' the occasion with their
The music was ideal for the exhilirat
ing exercise^ and all the accessories
were conducive to the pleasures of the
evening. Dancing continued until
about 2 A. M.. and many heard with re?
luctance the dying strains of the fare?
Mrs. W. H Booker, of Hampton, and
Mrs. Laura Booker, of Old Point, and
WEDDED AT HOME.
Miss Margaret Virginia Watson Be?
comes Mrs. Alex Weston.
Santa Claus has but a brief sway an?
nually, but Hymen and his energetic co?
partner, Cupid, have all seasons for j
their own, and instead of taking holi?
days are generally busiest at those
times. The residence of the bride on
Holt street was the scene last night of
the wedding of Miss Margaret Virginia
Watson, well known and a' charming
young lady, to Mr. Alexander Weston,
both of Hampton.
.The pretty parlor where the nuptials
were celebrated was thronged with an
interested gathering of relatives and
mutual frisnds. The bride and groom
were attended respectively by Miss Nel?
lie Smith, of Norfolk, as maid of honor,
and Mr. Oscar Gilbert, of Hampton, as
best man. Rev. S. J. Batten, thej es?
teemed young pastor of the West End
Methodist Episcopal church, South, pro?
nounced the wedding service. 'Congrat?
ulations were cordial and very general,
the young couple beginning their joint^
journey with the good wishes of many
DWELLING PARTLY BURNED.
Two-Story Frame House on Queen
Street Gutted by Fire.
An alarm of fire vigorously rung at 4:30
P. M. yesterday was due to the partia":
burning of a two-story frame dwelling
house on Queen street, extended, own?
ed and occupied by Catherine Jefferson,
a worthy colored woman. .The house
is situated about 200 yards beyond the
corporate limits, and the alarm was
slow being turned in. The reel was on
the scene soon after the bell call, and
soon had the necessary 600 yards of hose
laid and a stream of water playing on
the house, the flames being confined to
the interior. The flames were soon ex?
tinguished but the house had been prac?
tically gutted and drenched. and the
roof damaged. The loss was about
The flames originated on th? first
floor, presumably from a defective flue.
The occupants of the house were on the j
upper floor at the time of the fire, and j
barely had lime to hustle out before the I
smoke and flames became threatening.
Most of the'ir effects were damaged or
destroyed by fire or water.
NEW CARS RUNNING.
Four of the new trolley cars, Nos.
?4, 35, 36 and 37, were in service on the
line yesterday and were much admired.
The new cars are handsome and
commo*aious ones comfortably warmed
by electricity and provided with springs
that reduce the jolt of motion to the
minimum. They are equipped with all
modern; trolley car appliances. The
company yesterday had five cars in?
stead of four as heretofore, on the wes?
tern end of the line between the power
house and the shipyard. Great im?
provement" in the connections and time
BIG REALTY PURCHASE.
Mr. J. S. Darling, of this city, who
has been investing somewhat extensive?
ly in real estate hereabouts recently,
has just made another purchase of con?
siderable importance. The property
thus acquired is a valuable piece of
Norfolk realty, a lot on Plume street
on which a peanut factory now stands.
Mr. Darling's investments are usually
characterized by excellent judgment
and there is reason to believe that he
has acted wisely in this instance. The
newly acquired property' cost him be?
tween $28,000 and $29,000.
BARN AND CONTENTS BURNED.'
While Mr. Simon Curtis, who lives
near Lee Hall, was absent front home
on Tuesday afternoon attending the
funeral of Mrs. Johnson, his new barn,
filled with hay, ignited by a spark from
an engine which was being used in
baling hay. Owing to the inflamable
contents, the fire spread rapidly and
the barn and all its contents was burn?
ed. The barn cost about $400 and con?
tained thirty-five or forty tons of hay,
Jr of the value of from $500 to $800. The
.?;'??. loss is a serious one to Mr. Curtis.
Sunday School Children Who Have Re?
ceived or Will Welcome Santa.
Now that the Christmas holidays of
I89S are over, for nearly all of the grown
up folks, and is but a memory, ? the
season's joys for the children are still
in full swing and the festivities will
continue well into the new year. The
school children are free to pass the
hours as they please until next Tues?
day, January 3rd, and all who are good
little boys and girls and go to Sunday
school regularly will have the addition?
al pleasure of the Sunday school Christ?
mas celebration awaiting them.
Three Sunday schools will have their
celebration of the great anniversary
tonight, each in a different form, yet all
alike in the distribution of gifts or re?
freshments or both, to the children.
At the parish house at 7 o'clock this
evening the cantata. "The New Santa
Claus," will be sung by a chorus of thir?
ty-five or forty children. The children
have been well trained and their rendi?
tion of the pretty cantata will be well
worth hearing. The parish house has
been prettily garnished with yule-tide
foliage for the occasion.
At the lecture room of the Baptist
church tonight at 7:30 the annual visit
of Santa Claus will occur. He will be
welcomed in song and recitation appro
j priate to the great event celebrated,
and will distribute confectioneries and
other articles always desired by the lit?
The annual Christmas entertainment
f of the Sunday school of the First M. E.
church, South, will occur this evening
j at 7:30 in the lecture room in the rear
of the church. Queen street. A feature
of the evening will be a fine exhibition
of stereoptican views, the machine to be
operated by Professor Charles E. Bish?
op; ? of William and Mary College. A
plesaing program of songs and recita?
tions will follow, after which refresh?
ments will be served. A notable depar
; ture from the usual form of such cele?
brations will be the bringing of dona?
tions for the. poor by the children of the
Sunday school, a practical test of the
Christian text, "It is more blessed to
give than to receive."
The Sunday school of the West End
! Methodist Episcopal church. South,
gave its Christmas celebration at the
Armory Hall on Tuesday night with
a large audience present. Instead of
the stereotyped reindeer and sleigh
mode of travel, the children's Christ?
mas benefactor arrived aboard a mimic
steamer "The Baby Luray," which
rolled upon the rostrum laden with
presents for the little ones, amid great
enthusiasm on the part of the children.
Besides the distribution of presents
j and "goodies," the children gave some
[ creditable songs and recitations. The
occasion was an unusually pleasant and
j The ship, or the "Baby Loo," as the
! boys nicknamed her, was an ingenious
j reproduction in design and appearance
of a side-wheel steamer, with fun
I nels, walking beam. etc. Considerable
labor and skill was expended in her
The presents, one of which was giv?
en each member of the school, were
useful and valuable. 'Seventeen Bibles
and many other books were presented,
and the pastor received $10 in cash,
fewith which to purchase books at his
pleasure. Mr. Hall, the popular or?
ganist was last night presented a
handsome copy of Tennyson's poems.
At the Church of Christ, on Chapel
street, an unusually interesting and
successful Christmas celebration by the
Sunday school was ^iven on Monday
night. The cantata, "Crowning Christ?
mas," was well presented by the child?
ren, twenty-five or more taking parts.
Confectioneries, fruits, etc., were dis?
tributed among the little ones, to their
satisfaction and delight. The pastor.
Rev. A. J. Renforth. was the recipient
of a student lamp and a fine umbrella,
and the superintendent of the Sunday
school was given a handsome umbrella.
Much of the credit for the successful
rendition of the cantata is due Misses
Mattie Smith and Loula Wade, who
were untiring in their work directing it.
DEATH OF MRS. JOHNSON.
Mrs. Mollie Johnson, as esteemed lady,
died at. the residence of her daughter.
Mrs. Fowler, at Lee Hall, on Monday,
after a lingering illness. Death result?
ed from a complication of diseases.
Deceased was the mother of Mrs. Lee
Curtis, of Lee Hall.
The funeral services took place on
Tuesday afternoon from the Denbigh
church and were attended by a large
number of friends and relatives.
BRIEFS AND PERSONALS.
Colder for a change.
Street car employees are still doing
the continuous smile act.
The old cells from the former county
jail will be removed to Phoebus and
utilized there in strengthening the local
The board of supervisors of Elizabeth
City county did not meet yesterday as
If Hampton has a board of health it
is time for it to emerge from its in?
nocuous desuetude and assume a con?
dition of officious activity. And if the
town has not such and institution, why
Captain R. H. Richardson has gone
to James City county to visit his
Hampton and Phoebus made an ex?
cellent law-abiding record for the
holidays. Some of the boys celebrated,
but they did so in a jolly inoffensive
Mr. Goodwin Lee. eldest son of Judge
Baker P. Lee, who has been for a num?
ber of years with the American Tobacco
Company, in another State, is the guest
of his father and mother for a few days.
Mr. S. E. Bickford has gone to North
Carolina on business for a few days.
Messrs T. W. and W. O. Thomas and
their families, of Norfolk, are the guests
of Mrs. M. E. Phillips.
Mr. B. Marion Batkins and son, of
Richmond, are visiting relatives in
Mr. Horace Davis left yesterday for
Williamsburg on a visit to friends in
There was a notable improvement in
the street car yesterday In the direction
of greater regularity, owing to the in?
crease of cars on the line.
. A party of 75 or 100 tourists from
Pennsylvania arrived at Old Point
Tuesday night and spent yesterday
sight-seeing. Notwithstanding the
holiday suspension of duties at Fort
Monroe, th - batteries gave a special |
dress parade at the fort yesterday and j
did themselves credit in their proficient !
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Murray, who I
j were recently wedded in Richmond,
have returned from their wedding jour?
ney and are now at home at Rudd's !
Mr. Arthur E. Hall has gone to Alex- j
andria. Va., on a brief business trip.
Mr. George Ellison is confined to his I
room by reason of a severe attack of
Miss Sadie Charles, of "Williamsburg,
and Miss Bessie Wharton, are visiting
Miss Clara Richardson, at her home in
Mr. F. G. Roche has returned from a
visit to 'Suffolk, whither he went a few
days ago on business?strictly.
"That man is to be pitted," remarked
a well known local wag yesterday, in
j speaking of a. small-pox patient.
Mr. W. E. Lawson remembered each
of the employees of his clothing house
Christmas by presenting him with a
handsome umbrella, ordered especially
Robert Taylor (colored), a thief, who
has heretofore manifested his light
fingered tendencies at the expense of j
others, has been committed to jail by i
order of Justice L. P. Furness to serve ?
a. sixty-days sentence and work out a >
fine of $10 and costs for petit larceny.
The negroes named Roy and Holmes, j
charged with assaulting street railway
conductors, have been fined respectively j
$2.">0 and $5 and costs by Justice Rich- j
ardson. A lesson to others.
Hampton lodge B. P. O. Elks last]
night had an enjoyable smoker at their i
lodge rooms, limited to members.
Monday was a national holiday, but j
the employees of the Hampton postoffice \
did not observe it as such. Such Indus- j
try is commendable, but -
Next Sunday night at the Church of
Christ Rev. A. J. Renforth will preach
on the subject: "I set before you an
December 31 falling on Sunday night
and so close upon the several services
of Sunday, there will be no watch
night services at the local Methodist
No Change in Plans.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2S.? It is said
at the War Department, that :io change
in plans as, to the mustering out of
troops will be made as a result of the
threatening outlook in the Philippines.
The Secretary of War has made some
progress in designating the volunteer
regiments to be mustered out. but no
; announcement will be made until the
list is completed. It is believed, how
I ever, that the list will include the
! Thirty-first Michigan, now at Knox
I v'ille; the Second Tennessee, at Colum
| bia. S. C; the Third Tennessee, at An
: niston. Ala.; the Third North Carolina,,
j (colored;, at Macon, Ga.; the Sixth Vir
i ginia (colored), at Macon, and the First
! West Virginia, at Columbia, S. C. These
j regiments would constitute a good part
! of the volunteers to be mustered out, for
the entire number will not run very
I high, owing ? to the purpose to first j
j muster out the volunteers at Manila
and reduce the regulars down to the
number contemplated by law when the
Weyler anil Queen Confer.
MADRID, Dec. 28.?The greatest in?
terest and curiosity was taken today
in the long audience which General
Weyler had with the Queen Regent yes?
The newspapers, while sympathizing
with Premier Sagast?, say the country
eannot be sacrificed on account of his
illness, and an immediate arrange?
ment of the ministerial crisis is deman?
The newspapers also say Don Carlos
is now trying to place a loan in Spain,
through numerous agents, adding that
he opened negotiations yesterday in
Madrid with the object In view.
Finest assortment of Christmas and
New Year Cards in Hampton at High
| field's. de 16-12/:
ENDORSES *?Y THOUSANDS
'ii ladies as a periodic ' regulator -vithoot an equal,
successful when Cott?, f -loot. Pennyroyal, i'Vc;ot, etc ,
?\avc proven ,vort!iler_^ -?"> two-cent stamps brings tria.
oacKahe. ard convinced the mostsk&pticalcitheir v:on
Icrful properties. Sc:ici i contain stampi tor pamphlet
cotitaiatng variable information for ladies. Ad;>css
LeCj-air Pii ? Co., U.S. Agents, Boston, Mass.
>T. B.?Ail correspondence toufcUntial and rsiurr.ee
with trial package.
For ?'3ie in Newycrt News Ist W. 3.
DR. E. C, WEST'S
NERVE ?ND BRUIN TREATMENT j
THE CRiGlNAL, AU- C7KKR3 IMITATIONS,
Issoldnndcr positivo XVritten ?Wtinrnntec I
b.vnnthoriz>rt agents only to curA Weak Memory
Dizziness. Vi'nkef illness, Fin., Hysteria, Quick
nesa, I?sbt Dnssea, Evil Drentns. ljacK of Conti- !
denen. Nervousness.LrfiMiituda, nil Drain.";. Youth,
ful Errors, cr Ezressivo Use of Tobacco, Opium, j
or Iii^Bor. wSiinh leads to Misery, Consumption. '
. Insanity and Death. At atoro or by mail, 81 t \
j box; si* for S">;wiih vvi'itJeri snttrant'-c 4c !
I care or refund. m?n?y. Sample Ti-.tc.k- i
age. containing Svo days' treatment, -with ful: j
instructions, 25 cents. Ore pamploonly acid ti !
each person. At etora or by mail.
E^"Rpil Label Special
Extra Strength. |p*
For Impotoncy, Boss oiv?W
Power, Lost Manhood
?1 Sterility oi
fifcS) n bos; si
to cute in 30
Sterility or Barrenness.-^,
?et n Vi/,7tt ?ix Tor gr>, wi'.li?
a..n,r , u.r ,.. ..Odaya. At storo. rii
?BFORtor by roaiU
Extends the Cora-j
plimeilts of the Season to the;
people of Hampton and the!
Below will be found a
partial list of goods appro?
ffolida^ Qifts: I
Gloves.50 to $1501
Handkerchiefs.5c to 50c|
Ties.10c to 50c j
Silk Suspenders . 50c to $1,501
Shirts of every descrip?
tion.50e to $1.50
Hats in eveiy 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 coat.
We can oiler numerous;
suggestion and promise to
please you for less money'
than you expect to pay
LOUIS F. LIVEFIGHT, Mgr,
30 W. Queen St.,
[J^f^LOOTv FOR KED FRONT
Ever made in Virginia is
what we expect for 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.
Dealers in E_-ejncl.
Ofiice nil Residence Opposite Poplar
Avenue, Phoebus, Virginia.
NOTARY WITH SEAL.
Lock Box 225 Hampton, V*a.
On the Back River Road to the Right
1 250 feet from the C. & O. Railroad
! tracks, signs 11 around it, -we have
: 100 Lots or more graded, laid out in
j streets. 300 trees planted; look at it.
! We call it
If you want an honest bargain in
lots, to speculate, or build, see .Mr.
Heinickel, 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 will -?H the first
fjvv lots at cost, and give you your-own
terms. This property is owned by A.
Heinickel and the undersigned.
S. J. BROWN & CO.
PHONE 453 PHOEBUS, VA.
LOCK EOX 225.
DE ME A MAN
AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CUE!
JI.ZT, Xsrv.nw Disease*?Failing Hera
ory, I ta potency. Sloop lyssriosa, otc, caasoi
I17 Abiao or other IJxcossos ana India
crotuns. avtei/ quickly anil surciy
restoro lost Vitality tu old or yotmrr. one.
Ctaj.-.aaforiitody, bnslnesoor ruciricno.
? J> fi'e'jfat Insanity and Consuaption
-kenlntime. TuoirtuiQ shown iramediEte improve?
ment, arid efToft-i a CUifiE V/hero all otier foil Ir.
Rist npen havias ?ho genaino AJax Tablets. Tlier
caveoarca taour.anuseail wH.'^uroyon. Wo cico a pos?
itive wrKicmrunri^tefj toeKoctacaro Bft ?lTfiJ la.
eachcasaor refand tao rnonoy. Trice 3tJ ?? ?i oer
PactjaKa; cr abc rkr.no (lull treatment) for SiW. Tiy
nail, in plain wrappar. nj?-,n receipt ot prloo. Circular
fce0, AJAX REMEDY CO.,
For oale In Newport Ne-wu, V*., bj
I A. E. G, KLO?, Drusslat.
NEWPORT NEWS ADVS.
WE HAVE A GRAND DISPLAY OF
Neckwear, Umbrellas, Linen and
A FULL LINE OF
THE MOST COMPLETE LINE OF >
Patent Leather and Tan Shoes;
We Ever Handled.
NEW STYLE HATS OF EVERY
MUGLER SHOE AND HAT CO.,
2704 WASHINGTON AVENUE. j
FREE SHTNES TO CUSTOMERS, i
A. Good ludgs ot Fuels
.vlll never burn anything but our high
grade coal. It is. not only satisfactory
tor cooking: and heating purposes, but
Its intense heat and long continued
combustion makes it economical in tha
household. . ?*i?<te?<
0. C. SMITH CO.
and Family Liaucr Sto e
&STflf3L-IS?ED IN 188?.
Is the place for you to buy your |
Wines and Liquors for Cooking and j
Ttieseare tli? Rules ot tue'
Gale and Saloon inside:
No loud talk ing o
singing, discussing of
politics, nationality or
religion. All who
cannot compty with
these rules are re
? quested to spend their
jtinie and money else
All orders by. mail will receive prompt
No. 2312 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
P. O. Box 10, NEWPORT NEWS. VA.
Citzens and Marine Bank
Bell 'phone. 2S3.
Airs. Kyle will instruct a night class
in Stenography at her rooms. No. 2062
Washington avenue. Terms reasonable.
! 3107 WASHINGTON AVENUE
' Consignments of every (inscription so
i licited. Liberal advances made on
j same. Special attention given to trus
I tee and court sales.
Va. Transportation Co.
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
Freight, Baggage, Safes and Furni?
ture carefully and promptly moved.
All kinds of hauling done at low
j 'Phone 2592._P. O. BOX l.U.
Eo W. JOHNSON
: Couth actok and Builder
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
; Plans and Specifications Prepared
HOUSE WORK A SPKCTAT.TY
? D. BATGH&LOR,
Office Citizens and Marine Bank
building. Bell 'phone 133. Refers to J.
Taylor Ellyson, Richmond, Va.: W. A.
and McD. L. Wrenn, Norfolk, Va., and
George A. Schmelz, hanker, Newpor
News, Va. no26-6m.
NEWPORT NEWS ADVS.
I will give the
big $S dressed doll
ia my window on
Xnias morning to
the little girl who
number of signa?
tures from grown
people inside of
city by December
24th. Go to work
and secure the doll.
Get you a book
and ask everybody
you see to write
their name and ad?
dress in it.
When in Newport News try
Jordan's plan of living.
JORDAN & LANDER,
Washington Avenue. Corner 25th St.
Gives the service the travelers desire.
Always loaded with all kinds of
sandwiches and pastry. Also the finest
cup of French Drip Coffee in the city.
Elegantly furnished rooms by day
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN
$7.00 to $12.00 Per
J. R. SWINERTON, Manager.
SPECIAL RATES TO COMMERCIAL'
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN.
If any one finds water in the raw oys?
ters that you buy from the Hotel Ivy,
other than the natural liquor. We sell
oysters in any quantity at the rate of
twenty-live (25) and thirty (30) cents
per quart. Medium, per gallon, SO cents
selects, per gallon $1.00; in shell per
bushel 50 to 60 cents. Our oyster house
at the corner of 27th street and Lafay?
ette avenue is open to the inspection of
tlie public. Call Hotel Ivy, old and new
phone. Orders delivered in 15 minutes.
1 cater for the household trade especial?
ly. M. JOO,
BY FRANCIS M. ELLISON
Ho 114 Thirty-first Street.
Also furnished rooms for rent, with
->r witri.'iit r--ard. Ter - -sio.
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 tire that glows froni
one is pleasant and cheery. We are
selling them at low prices.
Richter & Brittingham.
21(3 28th Street.