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"STanspton and vicinity. iCJood cont? ra is* ion. Address E. B. K6BD, Atlan? tic tllote!. Newport News, V?. JaZl-Stp WE. Owen, who has been appolnt ., "? od in place of- R. R. Claiborn, rcsffM'Cd, of ?ampton Cabinet. No. G47. American Mutual Bene-flt Society, would respectfully ask all members to call and settle Litres. before Jan. 15th, 1898. All members 'who have been suspended would db well to call and be reinstated, W. E. OWEN. Cashier. Office No. G Queen St.. Hampton. . Jan 8-lm._ OYSTER MEN, SAVK YOUR MONBY BY <5(HNO TO .TAMKS JIIU. NEAR HAMPTOJJ WHAItP, KOK MOUKK'? TON? SHAFTS. PRICKS T<? SUIT. EVERY PAIR WAIPRAKTKB MAKING A STOVE is an operation that re? quires a great deal o'f capital and quite a let of bruins. It is th.- proper combi? nation uf these two things that makes good stoves possible at the ridiculously low prices of today. We get our stoves only from the most prominent and reliaible makers?those who cannot afford to send out an Irapettfect stov.;, and whose success, in business has proven the efficiency of 'their product. Don't get along >viih an old rattle trap When such a small ahwuntl of money will g.t a perfect heater or Cooker. Geo M. Richter, No. B Queen street. Hampton. Va. S- J. Brown. G. B, floagland, Brown & Hoagland, Law, Collection & Real Estate, Offi-.e opposite Popular avenue, PHOEBUS, V/*., 'HAVE Ltts H-iBi M mm Ten from $10.00 to $500. "Hoagland," West Hampton. 250 feet from raUroad track.surtounded by four junction roads Honey Loaned lor Bunding Purposes on the most liberal terms. Plans and ^specifications furnished graturtuosly. Address Lock Box 225, Hampton, Va. E. G. Darden. A chance at any time to get tlie worlh of your money. We don't J"ve prize packages and then over change for our goods. Our stock consists of Dress Goods, 7V\iIlinery, Notions, Boots, SHoe-s, &c E. G. DARDEN, N. E. Cor. King and Queen Sts HAMPTON, YA. ?JAS. IV!. GUMMI MG, Reil Estate and Rental ftgent, 22 E. QUEEN ST. HAMPTON, VA novG (5m P. B. MESSENGER, General * Garunter, ?T ?MANt*A(!TCRER OF BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, Frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors, Mantels and uiaT-iy Mouldings. I Queen Street, HAMPTON. VA. ~> r> Boz. lot._ A Chance Of a Life Time. Notice this great reduc? tion in Blankets this week at - T. A. Gooke's. Ali Wool Blankets that sold for $7.00 now going at $5.00. All Wool Blankets that sold for $5.00 how going at $4 00. A beautiful Grey Blanket that did sell for $3.00 now $2.50. A la"ge line of Counter? panes very cheap. The price will astonish you. A beautiful Pillow Case, 3(5x4:5 inches, made of best cotton, for 15 cents. Big drop in prices of Un? derwear. Now is the time to buy. Come and see for j'onr^elf. X. ?. Cooke FINANCE AND COMMERCE Market Quotations From the Leading; Business Centers. NEW YORK -MONET MARKET. NOT YORK, Jan. 2a.?Money on call easy at'1\?@2 percent.; last loan 2 pr cent.: prime mercantile paper 2@3% per cent.; sterling exchange easier with act? ual business in bankers' bills at $4.84% ?4.84% f-.T demand and) at $4.82%? 4.82% for sixty days;' posted rates $4.83 ?4.83% and $email@example.com; commercial bills $4.82; silver certificates 56% ?57%: bar silver 56%; Mexocan dollars 45; government bonds weak: state bonds tjulet; raiflrcaiji bonds strong. NEW TOWK, Jan. 211.?Substantial fractionoil losses were the rule on the stock exchange today. Sugar and Met? ropolitan, stteet railway w._re notable excepi-iions. showing gains of %@2 points respectively. Sugar's strength was attributoible to Washington advic s that Hawaiian annexation was improb? able and Metropolitan Street Railway adlvur.col. on talk of further extension. A drstuibing element In speculation was the grav... apipearance of the Chinese sit? uation, with Japon mt bclizing her forces an.l France reinforcing her Pacific fleet. Another matter that attra. ted consld ernib'l. ? attention was the announcement from Washington thUt a vote would be tak:n next Thursday on the Teller res? olution. Commission, houses seemed the principal seHlers during the day and th re were large realizations in North? ern Pacific preferred, which receitd 1 point. Talk off the increased likelihood of tihe consolidation of tTie lecol gas companies brought abVirt an apprecia? tion in value of 1% p r cent, in Consoli? dated Gas. * The total-sales of stocks today were 467,700 shares. The leading stocks closed as follows: Atchison. 124 Baltimore & Ohio. 124. Canada Pac. lie . 89? Canada Southern. 53 Chesapeake & Ohio. VH Ohieasro fc Alton. 1/554 Chicago. Burlington & Quincy.. 9!)* C. C. C. & St. L. 33? do do pref'd. 80 Delaware & Hudson . 110? Delaware, Lack. & \V.151 K.rie (now). 144; Port Wayne.?_.10*1 Great Northern prerd. 130 Illinois Central".. 10G I>ake Sliore . 179 Louisville & Nashville. 55J Manhattan L. 1174 Michigan Central. 1044 Missouri Pacilic. 3Sg Mobile & >hio. 30 New Jersey Central. 924; New York Central.112i Norfolk & Western. 14 Northern Pacific.264 do pref'd. '13* Pittsburg_. 1C84 Reading..'. 2U Rock Island. 88J St. Paul. 94* do pref'd . 143} Southern Pacific. . 20 Southern Railway. 8? do pref'd ...". 304; Texas & Pacilic. IIS Union Pacilic tr. ret"., s. a. p., . 31-i Adams Ex cress. 158 iiuerieau Express . 1184 United States Express. 41 Wells Parsjo Express. 112 American Tobacco. 8ti do pref'd . 114 People's Was.. 054 Consolidated Gas. 185 (ieneral Electric. 35 Pacific Mail . 814. PnUmau Palace. 175 Silver Certificates.. 50} Sogar.~. 137 . do pref'd . 112i Tennessee Coal & Iron. 244 Western Uuiou. ?Oi Chicago Nojthwesteru. 1214. do pref'd..'. 1(544 Chicago Great Western. 31* CHICAGO MARKETS. CHICAGO. Jan. 2L.?After davuncing a cent Kday an the remairkablf strength of English markets, wheat flattened out and closed unchanged' for May. but July h.ld %?% cent of its gain. Heavy Argentine shipments rather took the wind out df t'lK. bull's sails. Corn and oats showed-a little more activity, but substantially no changes in price. Pro? vision.* closed unchanged to 7% cents higher. WHEAT? Open high Low Closed Jan 94? 94} 931 94 May 92? 92J 92? 01 ? Julv 84? S4i 84 b4i CORN? Jau 27 274; 27 27 May 294; 294. ?8i 29 JuiV 30j 304. 30 30 OATS? Jan 23| 24 ' 23? 23? May 224 224 22 J 224 PORK ? Jtui 9.(15 0.?5 9.05 9.G5 May 9.72? 9.874 9.024 9.774 LARD? Jtui 4.741; 4.724 4.70 4.70 May 4 82* 4.85 4.80 4.824 July 4.9i4 4.924 4.90 4.90 RlBS Jan 4.721 4.721 4.724 4.70 May 4.824 4.874 4 80 4.824 Cash quotations were as follows Flour steady; No. 2 yellow corn, 27(s?>4; No. 2epriug wheat, 87i(?i8S; No. 3 spring wheat, 87?(ai91; No. 2 red, 08@94; No. 2 corn,274; No. 2 oats, 23@23; No. 2 white, 25; No. 3 white, 24.4.@25; No. 2 rye, 45; No. 2 barley, 2(i4@<9; No. 3 ?; No. 4 ? -;No. 1 ilttx seed; 121@125}; prime timothy seed, 2.70; iuess pork per barrel 9.(55(2:9 (574; lard perlOO p?nuds firstname.lastname@example.org; short rihs sides (lo-ue) 4.57i@4-87; dry salted shoulders (boxed), 4?@5; short clear sitles, (boxed),4.80(j$5.10; whiskey, distillers' fiuislied goods, per galiorj, 119. BALTIMORE MARKETS. BA'LTIMOR'E, Jan. 21.?'Flour quiet; unchanged. Wheat easier; spot, month and Feb. 9?%@9'8%; May 94%; No. 2 red 94% ?95; Southern wheat 4>y sample 94@99%; do ^ grade 95?99. Corn 'firmer; spot, month and Feb. 32%?32%; steam** mixed 31%@31%; Southern white corn. 29@3t; do yellow 28?33. ?ats firm; No. 2 white 23%@30; No. 2 mixed 28 sales. Rye firm; No. 2 nearby 52%@52%; No. 2 Western 63-%?5S%. Hay steady: choice timothy $13.00. Grain freights very dull; unchanged. Sugar strong; unchanged. ?Butter quiat; fancy crtamery 21; do imitation 16@17; do lalle 15; gocd ia'tlfle 13@14; store packed 1E@14. Eggs r.uiet: unchanged. Cheese steady; unchengedi Whiskey unohe.nged. NEW YORK CXyrrON MARKET. NEW YORK, Janl~21.?CoJton futures closed qukt; sales 88,100 bales. Jan. j 566; FeJ>. 565; Mart* 568; April 571; \ Mey 574; June 577; July 581; Aug. 584; j Sept. 586; Oct. 587; Nov. 590. I NEW YORK, January 21.?The pres? ident of the police board of New York today announced that he would increase the force nearly 1,600 and the detective bureau will be increased 300. THE 'MARKS SSIOWBD IT. iMattie?'Maud doesn't show her ug? at all, d'oos she? j Ella?iNo; but you can see where *.he scra'tened it out of the raanlly Bible.? 'Chicago Newa. $i?nijttoat 33are?as8, ?f|e Sailij Press* Sing Street, nearQue?n, opposite the new post of flee AH news letters tor publication In this department should be addressed to Daily Prtss Bureau, Hampton. - The Dally Press will be found for sale every morning at the following places: Hampton?Postoffice news stand, Colbert's booh store, and at the King street office. Old Pclin t?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygeia Hotel and Oham berlin Hotel. Sherworxi Hotel SATURDAY, JA'NlUASY 22, 1S98. GIVE HljU CHANCE A Cors3rvative View of the King Street Grant. PRAISE FOR MR. DARLING Plea for the Improvement of Town und County Roads. Becepi I. o 'o Ki-v and Mrs. McLaughlin. Other Mat? ters of Interc-Bt. A gentlemen whose name is known to almost erv-ery citizen in Elizabeth City county, and woo lb noted for his fa?r n-.ss in the consideration of all questions mt putaMe interest, yesterday gave ex? pression to the following views upon tlhe King street' francMbe: "In the matter of conferring street privileges for railway purposes." said he, "I am in favor every time of giving Mr. Dueling the preference. No man has done as much ?V>r the town and cc4jnly"as he. He built the Hampton and Old PcJint Railroad at a time when trie investment of the iarge amount of money re-quired' 'to start it involved a niisk of great magnitude. When he be? gan running his cars Hampton and Pho-'bus were much smaller towns than they are now, ajid hence It was many months berore' he began to feel that he had not don: about the same thing as carrying his cash to 'the nearest do- k and tosising it overboopi. I do not mean to be understood as saying that I know anything concerning the earnEngs of the road now. The population, thanks lie to Mr. Darling's enterprise, has increasui at a rapid rate during the past ten yea:s, and of course it lb reasonable to suppose that he has profited by it. But I am not prepared' to say that the road is meeting the expense of running it anrl the interest on the money Invested. "Now. in. view otf the foregoing facts, and fi?r other reasons' which I might mention, I would, were I a member of thv- council, favor Mr. Darling a:bove other appiicantfe for public privileges, all things belngequal. But I do not T>. fie-ve that the ordinance granting him the use of King sfiee't shouf'i hove be n disposed tif without first giving- du notive of its pend.ir.cy. I would have given any and al. other persons who wy that they want to lu"i'.a ra'l'.road a fair chance to pres-nt their claims. Hod sueh a course been pursued the com? ment an'i" vll'.scussion that followed the aetibn of the council would not have been heard." Tt 'is learned that the rails now in use between the Mill Creek bridge ami the Sherwood Hotel at Old Point will be taken up and laid down on King street. Th'is stretch of road on account of un eontrolabk- kinks In the tails has. it is said, 'been the source of annoyance for some time. The uneven condition of the track causes the cars, when at full spefd. to rock in a manner which is anything but pr-asant to the passen? gers. The 'trouble was practic-nlly over come several! months! ago, but Mr. OuaekeiiUiush who was in charge of Mr. Darling's construction department, f..und it impossible to entirely eradicate it. New stvel rails will replace the ofi ones. TOWN AND COITLVTY ROADS. Strong Plea for th.- Improvement of the Public 'Highways. Ed.i'tor Daily Prtas: Now that the question of paving our main streets and' putting in a proper system at seweivge is Iwing agitated, let us all do what we can to keep th* ball lolOisig. To those of us who are especially 5n terest.d. it almost seems as though Providence was trying to inYpress the fact of this gr at need upon all obdurate or doubting m-ir.ds by the continued rains of the lost week or two, thereby making our main thoroughfare, with its mird and -ft' th, a shame and reproach to us as a community. While it is not to he denied'that there are somt Obstacles to be overcome, the merchants ami general tax-payers are surely under -a delusion if they suppose that good roads a:e not to their flnan. la' advantage. And when we think or the outlyittg farms and se ttlements of which Hamp? ton Is the centre, and from which our merchants draw largeJy for their trade, it would seem as though Farmers and merchants alike would be equally inter? ested that good roa'c.is should not b: conftneti to the- town limits, taut should extend to the country as well. When Napoleon was spending millions upon mffllions on bridges, canals and roads, no douibt some of the FFreaieh peo? ple wer., inclined to grumble, but today the French natron lb reaping the bene? fits of those liberal and wise invest? ments. A;e not gocd roads an economy In the saying; of wear and tear on wagons an'.? carriages as well as horse flesh, to say not.Wir.? of our tempers? Could we leave to posterity a better legacy than a good system of sewerage and a we.ll paved- street? i If Hampton is to be the progressive. un-to-date tewn we want It to be, can I we afford, to fail behind in these two ! important matters, attention to which I is everywhere noce1?!' d as a istamr> of a hr-gh- r civilization', .morally, intellectu? ally and commeiclallv? A OHAtmVTJQUV.N. Hampton, Jan. 21, 1898. A CHURCH 'RECEPTION. The Rev. Mr. McLaughlin, the new past'O-r of the Presbyterian church, of this flily. and Wi-s wife, were last night accord-d a warnn welcome ?o their new ft ItJ of labor. A reception and supper were tendered- them at the parsonage by the members of the Presbyterian congregation and other Christian peopl o.r the ci'ty. The pas-tors of the various ohuriches Tepres^nied here were present. I as was ailso thf ? "Rev. Mr. Welliflord and j wife, of Newport News. BRIEF ITEMS. Messrs. Fuller and DuVis, of Bhoobus, have leased the liar formerly connected with the Barnes Hotel. Attorney Francis F. Causey, who has been m Washington on legal business for several days, is expected! to return this morning. A small Are occurred at the rear oif Mrs. (Lancer's home. Sn Pho-bus. yes ter.iiay. It was extinguished by the prompt response of the firemen. Dam? age trifling. Thieves visited the henroost of Mr. W. H. ShackeKord, at the rear of his real d--nee on 'Holt street, Thursday night, and carried away five fine pullets. A strong effort is being made to pre- i vent the confirmation of Mr. John B. | Kimberly as postmaster at Old Point. M~. Kimberly is in Washington, it Is sa'id. looking afctr his side of; the ques- j tion. Expressions of opinion he-re yeaterday concerning the action of the advisory j committee in. the case of Colonel J. 'N. StuiHbs were few and far between. I Ti.-se who spoke of it, however, ap? pro vedi the verdict. Colonel Stubbs is welS liked in Hampton, and Ms friends were lh?p,fu1 that the advisory commit? tee would not recommend his removal as commander. It Is -said that the meetings at the West End 'Methodist church, which have been In progress during the rast tiwo weeks, may continue some time. The Salvation Army have e cured the use of the courthouse for their Sunday servios. tMr. R. H. Donney. son otf Mrs. Ella Donney, formerly of this county, died at his home 'in Houston Tex., on the 19th. "He w.is3? years old. Mr. Donney was a nephew tfMr. Robert S. Hudgins oif thlis city, andi a granOtson of Robert Hudgir.ts, of Elizabeth City county. WEEKLY 'P.1EVIBW OF TRADE. Volume of Business Remarkable for the Time of Year. CBv Telegraph). SEW YORK. ,T.i n. 2fc?it G. Bun & Company's review of trade wd"J say to? morrow: "With a volume of business remarka? ble for the time at year, 38 per cent, larger than a year ago andl0.4 per c?nt. larger than in 1S92 In payments through (Hearing J-Jou'ses, it Ts not discouraging that one or two industries are lagging. The demand for most goods Is more heavy for ihe season, manufacturing woirks ar,? belter employed, and orders bocVked and prospects for the future are more encouraging than at any time this season in any other year of wblch equally definite records exist. Exports of products continue -surprisingly heavy In spite of some rise in prices. Treas? ury re etpts from customs were larger in twenty days of January than in th; entire month of October or Novemb r and apprehension regarding the mone? tary future Is no longer fel.t outside of speculative circles. Failures are consid? er ably smaller than were ever bef-ore known at this season, both manufactur? ing and trading less thajn hoif last year's. "The rise of whiat above a dollar in regular soles was not accomplished t>y signs of speculative excitement. In fact, the continuance of extraordinary exports, 2.945,705 bushels, flour included* for the week from Atlantic ports.against 1,573,236 last year, and for three weeks 9.002.493 bushels against 3.557.532 la=?! year, besides 4.046,940 from Pacific ports for three weeks, would give excuse for high pries even if the corn exports were not enttigh to suggest great for? eign need, amounting to 9.270.1S9 bush? els against dO.774,293 for three weeks. The fact that cargoes of com were ship? ped during ihe week to Egypt o-id Rus. sia. the very countries upon .which Eu? rope most teldes for breadsltuffs next to the Unit-d States, affected trade not un reasonalUIy. "Just when unprecedented production of pig iron iwas causiing weakness ex? traordinary .demand for finished pro? ducts appears. For tills season, at least, the g nerol demand is beyond prece? dent, including 150.000 tons of steel rails for the week, and. 1.200,000 already this year, orders for plates so large that Flt'lsbung works send away some tc other concerns, unable to fill all they re? ceive, orders for bar such that many Concerns are cWliged to .refuse more, an excellent demand for sheets and fair for structural forms. Nor .?ues this ?Je? mand spriing from efforts to combine makJers of wire and. its products and makers of tin- plates. Prices of all fin? ished products are sustained by the de? mand, though Bessemer pig is flve cenlB lower at 'Pittsburg, but pig at Chicago is strong, with some production of fin? ished forms delayed by its scarcity. "The great strike of operatives in cot? ton mills of New England seems as con? venient to mill owners with their heavy stocks as if they had ordered' it. Proba? bly it wiM' Hast long enough to work off stocks, an'di the print cloth market is e.llready about 1 per cent, stronger, while a sKght advance is noted in some other cotton go.'is. Wl'th very stagnant mar? kets for wool, stales amounting to only 5.395.000 pounds at three chief cities, which rr> (ported over IS.600,000 in one week of Septemetoer and 66,500.000 in four weeks, the inqu?ry for round lots is mainiy for three-eighthsandaquarter Wood, fuitable for chevia's. but have re? sulted in filttle dealing. The mills have taken satisfactory- orders for such goods, probably not without knowing where they cou'Mf get the wool, and the go ds movement Is distinctly encourag? ing, though quotations of the higher pf?Ce heavy weights aev still deferred. But a very large business for the com? ing season is already Assured, according to. reliable accounts entitled to confi? dence." "Faliuivs for the past year have been 374 in the United States, against 409 last year, and 53 In Oanad'a, against 65 last year." .. 1 McKENlNA COtNTFIRLMED. (Ey Telegraph). WASHINGTON. Jan.. 21.?The Senate today confirmed the following nomina? tions: Joseph MeKenna, of California, to he associate justice of 'the supreme court of the United States. Plostmasters?North Carolina?W. H. Chiadboum-, Wilmington; T. Glenn, Greensboro. The MeKenna nomination occupied the attention o'f the Senate during the great, r part of the executive session to. day. Mr. Allejj, of Nebiaska. in- a three hours' speech, opposed confirmation. He said he was convlntved of Mr. MeKen na's unfitness for the office. He did not insist upon a roll call when the vote was taken' and the vote was over whelmilnglly favorable to confirmation. HANGING IN ALABAMA. (By Telegraph.) MOBILE, ALA., Jan. 21.?Jeff- rson. alra??lack Knight, of PensacWa, Fia., was hanged for the murder ttf Frank DantziKeir today. This was one of the series of killings which caused the great excitement in Mobile- at she close of last Jufiy, anci Knight was placed In Jail with great difficulty after being ca.pturevi'-some miles from the city. The condemned man made a full confession on t'he scaffold. THAT SETTLED IT. A storyi Is told of a very popular cav? alry officer, says Tid-'Bits. He whs be? ing tried for drunkenness,. anil' among obher witnesses was his Irish soldierr ferva.nt. The court, anxious to give the oitfleer every che nee, put several ques? tions to this witniess" with a view of eliciting any facts that might b- in his master's favoT. When the Irishman said that his masteT, on going to bed. had expre^sekli a wish to be called early, the court was distinctly pleased. A man who gave special Instruction? to be called .early could not?'hey argued to. themselves?have been drunk. Hop? ing to get favorable particulars, they put a further questlonl "And why idld M?J. ^- wish io be cali'ed early?" Then. "Faith! an' he tould me H was b cause he<wos tobeQueen of the May," came; the ans>wer. That settled It. LAKESIDE TflBVITY. ''Officer." shouted an excited man to a "Chicago policeman, "those fellows in that saloon just stood me on my head and took away every cent I .had!" 'Thlm boys at Patsy's," was the offi? cer's comment as he moved on, "was al 1 wayB great at jokes." THE LAMBTON WORM. The young help of Lambton led a dlsso lute and evil course of life, equally regard? less of the obligations of bis high estate and the sacred duties of religion. Accord lag to his profane custom, he generali; amused himself on Sundays angling la the river Wear. Ono Sunday he felt something extraor? dinary tugging At the end of his llr.o, and In tho hope of hooking a large fl?h ho ex? erted his utmost skill end cure. Yet it required all his strength to bring the ex? pected fish to land. But instead of a fish ho found that ho had only caught a worm, of most unseemly and disgusting appearance, and he hastily tore it from his hook and Sung it into a well hard by. He again threw his line Into the stream, when a stranger of venerable oppcaranco, passing by, risked, "Whot sport?" To which he replied, "Why, truly, I think I bavo caught tho demon," and directed tho inquirer to look into the well. ? The stranger saw tho worm and ro marked that he had nover seen "the like of it" before; that it was like un eft, but that it had nlno holes on each side of its mouth, and that it "tokened no good." Tho worm remainod unheeded lu tho well, but soon grew so large that it be? came necessary to seek another nboeV. It usually lay lu the day time coiled round a rock in the middle of tho river and at night frequented u neighboring hill, twin? ing itself around tho base, and it con? tinued to Increase in length until it could "lop" itself throe times around the bill. Tho dreaded worm now became the terror of tho "whole countryside," devouring lambs, sucking tho cows' milk and com? mitting every species of Injury on tho cat tie of the affrighted peasantry, and many a knight sought in vain to destroy it. At length after soven long years tho gal? lant heir of Lambton returned from tho wars and found tho broad kinds of his anoostors waste and desolate Ho heard the Wallings of the people?for their hearts were filled with fear and alarm. He has? tened to tho hull of his ancestors and re? ceived tho embraces of his aged father, who, worn out with grief and sorrow, both for the absence of his son, whom he had long considered dead, and for tho dreadful j Truste inflicted on his fair domain by the devastations of tho worm, was rapidly de? scending to the grave. The holr of Lambton "took no rest" until he crossed the river to examine the worm as it lay colled around tho base of the hill, and after hearing the fate of all those who had fallen in the deadly strife, being a knight of tried valor and sound discretion, he consulted a sibyl on the sur? est means to destroy the monster. Sho told him that ho hod himself been tho cause of all tho misery which afflicted the country, which Increased his griej and strengthened his resolution; that he must have his best suit of, mail studded with spear blades und take his stand on the rock in the middle ol tho river, trusting to his own valor und tho might of his good sword, making a solemn vow that, if successful, ho would slay the first living thing he met, but if he failed to do.so, tho lords of Lambton ' for nlno generations would never die in their beds. He made the vow in the chapel of h is forefathers, nnd caused his armor to bo studded with tho blades of the sharpest spears. He took his stund on the rock in tho middlo of tho river, and unsheathing his trusty sword, which had nover failed him in time of need, he commended him? self Ui the protection and to tho will ol Providence. At the accustomed hour the worm un? coiled its lengthened folds, and leaving the hill took its usual course toward Lamb tan Hull and approached the rock where the knight stood ready und eager far the combat. Tho strength of the worm diminished with its incessant efforts to destroy tho knight, -who, seizing a favorable oppor? tunity, made such good use of his tructy sword thut.ho cut tho monster in two. Tho severed part was immediately carried away by tho forco of tho current, and t.'io worm, being thus unable to reunite itself, was after a long and desperate conllii t finally dostroyod by the gallantry and courage of the knight of Lambton. Tho afflicted household were devoutly engaged lu prayer during this mortui en? counter, but on the happy issue of thc combut tho knight, according to promise, blew a blast on his bugle to assure his la? the.- of his safety and that hu might let | loose his favorite hound, which, according to preconcerted agreement, was to bo t.h< sacrifice, but tho aged parent, forgetting everything but his parental feelings,rushed forward to embrace his son. j When the knight beheld his father, ho was overwhelmed with grief. He could | not raise his arm against his parent; yut, ! vainly hoping that the vow might be accom- ' plished und the curso averted by destroy? ing the next living thing ho met, he blew another blast on his bugle, when his fa? vorite hound broke loose and bounded for? ward to receive his caresses. The gallant knight", with grief and reluctance, one* more drew his sword, still recking with the blood of the monster, and plunged It into the heart of his faithful companion. But in vuin?tho prediction was fulfilled, and tho sibyi's curse pressed heavily on tho house of Lambton "for nine genera? tions." Wo must add to this how the prjdictiou was traditionally confirmed. Sir William Lambton, who was colonel of a regiment of foot in the service of Charles I, was slain at the bloody Kittle of Marston Moor, und his son William, his eldest son by his second wife, inheriting tho loyalty and gallantry of his father, "received his doath wound at Wakeflold" at the head of a troop of dragons In 1648. Tho fulfillment of the curse was inherent in tho ninth of descent, as above stated, and great anxiety prevailed during his lifetime among the hereditary depositaries of tho traditions of tho county to know if the curse would "hold good to the end." He died in his chariot crossing the New bridge, thus giving the lust connecting link to the chain of circumstantial tradi? tion connected with the history of the "Wormo of Lambton."?New York News. Dost Tobacco Spit and Smofco Tuor Life Away If yen want to quit tobacco using easily and forever, be made well, strong, magnetic, full of new lifo and vigor, tajto No-To-Dr.c, the wondcr-ivorker, that makes weak men strong. Many gain ten pKitnda in ten daj's. Over 400,000cured. Bny No-To-Bae of yotn druggist, under guarantee to cure, 50c o: fl.00. Booklet and sample mailed free. A? -iterlina Homedv C!o..? ;iiirs?rn or New Yoru Cascarets stimulate liver, kidneys and bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe. 10c_ Plans Wanted, The -Board of Supervisors of the coun? ty of -Elizabeth City w*H receive com? petitive plans for the new jail, sajne to be delivered- to the clerk of ?ae court on or before the 15th day of February, i1S9S. The building to be of brick, two-sto? ries high, the first tloor to contain sher? iff's opfice, kf.tchen, store-room, toilet, bath, and boiler room. The second floor to contain hospital, Jailor's room, toilet, bath, linen room and two padded cells. The building to contain three tiers of cells, six in each tier, three on each side, and each cell -to be large enough to accommodate four persons. The building to be equipped with the most thorough system of ventilation and plumbing. All drawings submitted to be drawn to a scale of 1-4 inch to 1 foot. Cost of bulldilng not to exceed $8,000, and to be heated by steam. The successful competitor will receive 2.5 per cent on the cost of the building for his working plana and 3peciflca tioms. Ja21 lw R. J. MACKEY, Proprietor. The Best-Known Saloon Man la Newport News. ? ? ? ? Wines, Liquors & Cigars FINEST EXPORT BEER MADE,". Comfortable Pool and Billiard Parlors Adjoining Cafe. R. J. MAQKEzY. A Piano gives in a jtar will repay for iis purchase price. But the pianos we sell last many yeans and ai? a constant source of pleasure and Joy. Our representative will call and see l you ut any time on the subject. No i trouble to show catalogues and our prices. Call and see our stock. [The Hume, Minor Co, 240 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK. VA. oc 1-F.SnAWiin Our represents tlve is In Newport News every week. I Ectt /%t MACKEY'S . - . . . RESTAURANT. Meals at all hours. First-clnsB Din ner, 25c. From 12 to3 P. M. Tlie best tlmt tlie market affords in every re? spect, (lame in season. Suppers fur? nished to parties on short, notice. Cor. Washington Avenue and 24th Sr. HP-STAIRS. GEC^ROE LOHSE. /VtRr. Home At Last. A New Year's Toast. "Peace, happiness and prosperity to you, this bright New Year. We con? gratulate you, that through the aid of Thomas B. Henley & Co., you are at last content in your own home. May you live long to dispense such hospi? tality." If you desire this boon, let us help you wilh our advice as to future values in building lots, houses and farms. For Sales. On 14th street, between Wash? ington andi Lafayette avenue, is a nice 6-room house at $1,300. $400 cash and balance to suit purchaser. On Oak avenue, near 25th street. Is a new dweliing with six rooms, at $750. $200 cash, balance on easy terms. On 27th street is a nloe new brick building with store below and four rooms above. Price $1,500. Terms accommodating. On 3Gth street, a nice 7-room house with attic and city water. Price, $2,000. Terms accommo? dating. On 20th street, near Washing? ton avenue, Is a nice dwelling conia'ning eight rooms and mod? ern improvements. Price, $2,700. Terms $700 cash, and balance In 6, 12 and IS months. On Lafayette avenue Is a nice dwelling of 8 rooms and attic, with city water. Price, $2,200. Terms accommodating. For Rent. FLATS No. 1136 28th street.$10 CO No. 3004 Washington avenue. 25 00 Flat with store above, 2?th street and Oak avenue. 25 00 STORES ? . A very desirable store on Washington avenue. No. 3&08 Lafayette avenue $20.00. THO S B HENLEY & CO Real Estate and Insurance. 2700 Washington avenue. NEWPORT NEWS. VA. dlCfifl Offered to anyone bringing me a Watch th -hjUU cannot put in first-class order. f\. J. MAUSER, . . . .... WftTGtlES AND JEWE.LRV PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER. Mo. 208 Twenty-eighth Street, aug29-6oi Newport News, Va RACKET STORE. New Year Announcement Bargains in Every Line. Inventory time has come, and to close out the stock &9 much as possible befor starting-, everything in the store will he offered at less than market prices. Come early and avoid the rush. 2915 Washington Avenue. w. p. BOSiiER, BUILDER. Plans und Specifications furnished or all kiuds of buildings. OFFICE t'.fkr. Rftd St and Virginia A vom?? OLDEST BUILDER IN NEWPORT _NJ3WS. TRAVELERS' GU1DK. fTOrTE Steamer sT""X ntcall JL ?.11 leave Newport News with both Ii eight and passengers for Petersburg every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about 1:15 A. m., and will leave Newport News for Norfolk every Tuesay, Thurs? day and Saturday about 3:30 P. M. Will leave Norfolk evairy Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. Hharp. i. W. THILLIPS. Owner. OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. daily SERVICE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA POINTS. The elegant passenger steamships Jamestown, Yorktown, Gujandotte, Koanoke and Old Dominion leav? N*w York every day except Sunday at 3:80 P. M. for Norfolk and Newport Nowa, touching at Fortress Monroe on the aouth bound trip. The ships of this line leave Norfolk for New York direct every night at 6:00 o'clock. A short, delightful and invigorating voyage.-? FARE: First-class, straight. Including: meals andi berth..f 8 00 Ftrst-clasi, round trip. Includ? ing meals and berth. 13 00 Steerage without subsistence...... 4 60 Steamer Luray arrives from Smith field and leaves for Norfolk daily es> eept Sunday, at 8:30 A. M. Returning :eaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf every day except Sunday at 3 P. M. M. B CROW ELL. Agon HE NORFOLK & WASHINGTON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful Iron Palace Steamers, Newport News, Washington s..d Norfolk, will leave dally as follows: NO"?TH BOUND. Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North strei t at.5:60 p m. Leave Norfolk, fcot of Ma thews street at.6:10 p. m. Leai j Old Point at.7:20 p. m. Arrive Washington at.0:46 a.m. B. & O. E. R. PENN. R. R. Leave Washington at 8:00 a. m 7:20 a m Arrive Philadelphia at 11:10 a m 10:46 a m Arrive New York at 2:00 pm 1:23 pra ~Soutb bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. B, Leaves i\ew York at 11:30 a m 1:00 p n. Leaven Philadelphia at 1:33 p m 8:18 p aa Arrives in Wsaningtgn 4:30 p m 6:1t; g tMe?mer? isave Washington at 7:00 p m Arrive Fortress Monroe at 6:30 a m Arrive Norfolk at 7:80 a m Arrive Portsmouth at 8:00 i m The trip down the historic Potoinaajriver j.nd Chesapeake bay on the elegant ?tealn?xs,_, of th.s Company is uusurpasded. The ?teamers arc cotsparatively new, bavi&g been built in 18?i, and tu * sued up in the most luxuriant manner, with electric lightr, .-ail bellt) and .team heat in esca room. The ci.blj? are supplied with every delicacy at the season from the markets of Waahirgto? and Noriolk. For ?unter information apply to U. J. call;, h ain, Agent, ?i Vnrtnu. tt HESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY J TWO TRAINS DAILY FOR WASH? INGTON. TWO THROUGH TRAINS FOR CINCINNATI. In EFFECT JANUARY 6, 1898._ WESTWARD. I No. 1 Lv. Newport News 8:00 s. Ar. Richmond 11:16 a. Ar Washington *3:40 p. Lv. Richmond - 8:16 p. Ar. Charlottesvllle 5:41 p. Ar. Clifton Forge 8:57 p. Ar. Hot Springs . ! Ar Ronceverte . | 8:61 p. I Ar. White Sulp. Spga I Car; [ Ar. Huntington [8:86 a. I Ar. Cincinnati 7:65 a. j Ar Louisville_(1^:00 a. No. S 4:36 p. 6:60 p. II:??. 10:30 p. St 43 p. 8:36 a. 9:05 a. 7:26 a. ia'iepT 6:15*. 8:U9p. ?Except Sunday. Other time daily. No. 1 Old Point to Cincinnati ??? liouisville dally. Parlor car Old Point to Richmond and Pullman sleepinff ca? Richmond for Cincinnati, LoulsviDe and St. Louis. Meals aervsd on dining car west of GordonsvKle. Connects at Rich? mond for Lynchburg and Lexington. Va. No. 3 for Cincinnati daily. PuHmaa sleepers Old Point to Hinten, W. Va.. and Gordonsvilie to Cincinnati and i Louisville. Meals served on dining cars west of_ Gordomsvllle. For Norfoli |Lv~ Newport News ?orfolli Ar. Portsmouth_ For I 'No.? I No. * Old Point_I Daily. J Dafly._ ,': r "- port News 11:06 a. | 6:00 p. ' r,t,l'l'',,Vpton 11:28 a. ?5:83?. w,n*?rW _ 11:36 a. I ?:t?p._ TSer Louise leaves Portsmouth, da, " 7:40 A. M. and 3 P. leave* No i 8 A. M. and 3:80 P. M. for N?W ' ?For'tickets, rates and other Informa? tion, apply to E. W. Robinson, ticket agent, Newport News, Va., or John D. Potu, assistant general pa*a*o?S? agent, RichmoiiA. ., v.- ? -u-i.? v i No.i I No. ? ik._L-J^y^J J3*1??' I 11:06 a. I i:00 p. 1 tt:Q6 p. I 7:00 p. I 13^18 p. 1 7 :16 P.