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Hampton and vicinity. G-ood com? mission. Address E. B. KtDD, Atlan? tic Hotel. Newport News. V?, Ja21-?tp E. Owen, who has been appolnt V* ? ed In place of R. H. Claiborn. resigned, of Hampton Cabinet. No. 647. American Mutual Benefit Society, would | respectfully ask all memiwrg to call and settle Blues befote Jan. 15th, 1S98. All members who have been 6us!?ended would do well to call and be reinstated. ! W. E. OWEN. Cashier. Office No. 6 Queen St., Hampton, jan S-lm._ _ Plans Wanted, The Board of Supervisors of the coun? ty of Elizabeth City will receive com? petitive plans for the new jail, same to be delivered to the clerk of the court on or before the 15th day of February. 1898. The bulld?ng to 1>e of brick, two-sto? ries high, the first floor to contain sher? iff's office, kitchen, store-room, toili t, 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 dTawn to a scale of 1-4 inch to 1 foot. Cost of building not to exceed $S,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 plans and specifica? tions. ja21 Iw ] To all who may submit plans in accorl ance with the foregoing advertise- I ment: The supervisors of -Rlizabeth City I county HiO hereby Older that the 5th par ?igiaiph of the for.going advertisement be changed and amended so as to read as follows: Cost of Tjuilding (including steam heating pliant to "be of suflficient capaci? ty, to heit the Qjuildling in zero weeither to 70 degre s) ond> entire plumiblng sys? tem, net to exceed SS.OOO; and no i>'.ans will be considered unless accompanied by a guarantee that the buikling can be erect d in accordance with plans there? with submitted for thfc sum of JS.00O. A Copy?Test. H. H. HOLT. Deputy Clerk. S- J- Brown. G. B. fl-aglanrl. Law, Collection & Real Estate, Office opposite Peipular avenue, PHOEBUS, V/V, HAVE tots on Easy ond Ubgra! Terms from $10.00 to $500. "Hoagland," West Hampton. 250 fe- t from raHtroad track.suriouneled by four junction roads IUI mi?Uiuy on .the most liberal terms. Plans and specifications furnished graturtuosl.v. ft Address Lock Box 225, Hampton, Va. ?S. M. GUMMING,} * Real Estate and Rental ftrjent, 22 E. QUEEN ST. HAMPTON, VA | novG'Gm A Of a Life Time. Notice this great reduc? tion in Blankets this week | at T. A. Gooke's. All Wool Blankets that sold for $7.00 now going at $5.00 All Wool Blankets thai sold for $5-00 now gt>ing 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 astonieh y on. A beautiful Pillow Case. 36x45 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 yourself, j X. J\- Cooke P. B. MESSENGER, General > Ganf?nt?iM -MAXUFACTURKR OF BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, Frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors, IVIanieJs and ma7-ly Mouldings. I Queen Street. SJAMPTGN, VA. ?p O. Box. KB. E. G. Darden. A chance at any time to get the worth of your money. We tion'l give prize packages and then ovo charge for our good^. Our'stock consists of Dress Goods, MUHnery, Notions, Boots, Shoos, Sec E. G. DARDEN, N. E. Cor. King and Queen Sts ] HAMPTON, YA. FINANCE AP COMMERCE Market Quotations From the Leading Business Centers. NEW YORK MONEY MATS K ET. ^BW YORK. Jan. 24.?(Money on call | easy at 1-Mf?2 per cent.; last loan 2 per cent.; prime mercantile paper 3(g!3% per | cent.; sterling exchange ?'ull with actu? al business In Isanke'rs' (bills at J4.S5Vi@ I 4.S7 for demand and at $4.S3M:@4.84 for sixty days; posted rates $4.5??'4.S3Vs and | 54.S5Ms@4-S?; ciMDbneMal bills W.S2; sil? ver certifkates W'/trStfiVfe; bar silver I 50%; Mexifcan dollars 48%; government bonds quiet; -state bonds dull; railroad bonds weak. NEW YOKIK, Jan. 24.?There was nothing particularly interesting in to? day's stock market previous to the tv ception of the ntw? that the United Sta'tes ship Maine had -been ordered to procecUi to Havana. Until that time the market was wholly in the h.ands of pro? fessional tiaders and the transact! ns were on a small scale. Standard stocks ?vre neglected' and "the s?.cui-iiies of the local corpora tions, wlti. h were more or less dependent on rmmicip-.l favors, were 'briskly manipulated. Litter some of the VandeiWUt stocks, were taken up ami ad'yano d sharply-. The getiera! market remained persist-titly heavy during all this time, but fluctuating vtiry narro-w'.y, the offerings being light os well as the demand-. In the interna? tional stocks the d'.e-l'ines were hardly ;is prexneuneed as those reported from London. This state Ott affairs continued until after mid'ieay when R was foiloweld by general improvement prices of the majority of t'he stocks having risen a Shade above Saturday's cJ.rse just before the selling movement Induced' by the news off the Maine's moveme-n't b gan. This news was regarded with skept? icism at first and- the market IhU steady fir a time, but upon the publi? cation of the Associated Pr.ss a.count liquidation promptly set in. The total sales of stocks today were 400.SOO shares. The leading stocks closed as follows: Atc'iison. 12-} Baltimore & Oliio . 12 Canada Pac lie . 8*3 Canada South ern. 53i Chesapeake & Ohio. 'Hi Chicago t Alton. 105} Chicago. Burlington & Qnincy.. 97J C. C. C. & St. L. 33 do do pref'd. 80 Delaware & Hudson. 110} Delaware, Lack. & W. 151f Krie (now) . 14 Fort Wayne . 160 Great Northern pret'd. 130 illino's Centra!. 1054 Lake Shore . 17!? Louisville & Nashville. 54] Manhattan I,. lltiS Michigan Central._ 104} Missouri Pacific. 32j Mobile & Ohio. 29 New Jersey Central. 01! New York Central. 1121 Norfolk & Western .. _r.... 14 Nor! hern Pacific. 254 do preftl.? 028 Pittsburg.ICS Reading. 21 Kock Island. 87J Sc. Paul. SK;i do prefM . 143 Southern Pacific. lf>4 (Southern Railway. bi do pref'd. 20 j Texas & Pacific. 115 Uuiou Pacific tr. rets., s. a. p., . 314; Adams Express. 15U Americau Express . 118 Untied States Express. 41 Wells Farso Express.110 Auiericau Tobacco. 844/ do prefd_. 112 People's 'Gas. 05 Cousolidated Gas. 100 Gieueral Electric. 344 Pacific Mail. 20 j Pullman Palace. 176 Silver Certificates. 50J Sugar . 135? do pref'd . 113f Tenuessee Coal & Iron. 231 Western Uuiou. 80S Chicago Northwestern. llflj do pref'd. 164J Chicago Ureat Western. 14 CHICAGO MARKETS. CHICIAGO. Jan. 24.?The last ten min? utes of today's session in wheat wert as lively as during the- days of the Lei ti r excitement. Opening at a sharp ad? vance-, the market dawdled along until near t'he close, when the receipt news that Ame-ruan warships had been ordered to Havana started every short in th. pit for cover. There was no wheat for >ale an j the price shot up like the gush from a newly tapped gas weil. The ^.frii-ial closing price- for May was given a't 93% cents, a cent and a half ever Saturday's close, but l>efore the crow es. left the pit SM cents was (bid. Jul-> closed at *4"<,(TiS?. o.n advance of % cent. Corn and eats we re dull, but closed -with ^ slight! advance. Provisions were strong and; showed advan -es ranging form 5 to 15 c--n'ts. WHEAT? Open High Low Closed I Jau 04 i 05 04J 95 May 92S 03| 924 024 j July 84} 85 844 84j CORN? Jau 27 271 27 2041 May 2!) 20 ?bS 28 July 30 30 29} 80 OATS? Jan 23} 23} 23 J 2351 Mav 224 22.} 22i ?24 PORK Jau 9.724 0.75 9.72? 9.75 May 9.85 0.00 9.82? 9.90 LARD? May 4.72 4.75 4.72 4 4.' July 4.921 4.95 4.92.1 4 95 RIBS Jan 4 85 May 4.S5 4.90 4.85 4.00 Cash quotations were as follow. Flour quiet; Wo. 2 yellow corn, 27<ffi; No. 2spring wheat, S84(?S9; No. 3 spring wheat, 80(&9l; No. i red, 04 ;.f 05; No. 2 corn,27}; No. 1 oats?, 23; No. 2 white, 244; N< 3 white,-; No. 2 rye,-; No. 2 barley, 274@41; No. 3 ?; No. 4 -; No. 1 llax seed, 112?117.'; prime timothy seed, 2.70; mess pork per barrel 9.75(3 9 bO; lard per 100 jionuiis l.7."'@4.774; short ri'B sides (loose) firstname.lastname@example.orgO; iry salted shoulders (boxed), 4}@5; short clear sides, (Uoxed),4.b5(?)5.10; whiskey, distillers' (inis-ted goods, per gallon, 119. BALTIMORE MARKETS. Li.\.1 /iIBWRK, Jan. 24.?'Flour quiet; Western super *2.70@3J10; J.',- extra $3.35 ((iM.WJi; do' family $4.30tfiH.?5; winter wheat paunt $email@example.comO; spring do $T>.0J | ?5.20; spring iwheat straight $l.S0@4.?h>. Wheat tirm; spot, month and Feb. !!>-,.,faliS'A; aiaivh WM'; LMay 9&V&@> Southern wheat by sample t?5@ <yy-6; d.. on grade S5^4@99%. Corn firm; ^??t, month and Feb. ;i2"s<?'?!; -March 3^^J):13?4; steamer mixed 31v2@3in>; Southern ?wlhite corn ?1%@ 34; do yelliVw 31%@3?-% Oats firm; iNo. 2 white 20Vi@-30; IN<: mix^d 28. 'Rye 'inill 'but firm; No. 2 near0>y 52%: N?. 2 Wester n GX'/i. ?rirain f.e'rgh'ts very dull; demand flat; steam to Liverpool per t?ushei 3%0 Ftbi; Cork for orders per quarter 3s 4V4d Jan.; 3s 4%d'Feb. S-ugar strong; granulated ^i.20<4. Butter quiet; fancy creamery 21; do imitation 16(fi'17; do ladle 15; good ladle 13@14; st-cre jae-ked 12@14. EBBS quiet; fresh 17. Cheese steady; fancy X!?w York large j\9-ji((7n?; do -meiiium 10@10?4; do small .H?4?H0%. $?f|? Bally ^resst King Street, near Queen, opposite the new pustofflce All news tellers for publication in this department should be addressed to Daily Press Bureau, Hampton. The Dally Press will be found for sale every morning at the following places: Hampton?Postofflce news stand, Colbert's book store, and at the King street office. Old Poiint?Baulch'8 stationery and book store, Hygeia Hotel and Oham berlin Hotel. Sherwood Hotel TUESDAY JAlNUARY 25, 189S. TO AMEND THE GRANT Ordinance Prepared by Councilman Booker. A NOVEL CHRISTMASTREE How tho Blind Preacher ?a<l His Sinter Remembered Their Mother Last Mouth. Other Mutters of Interest. At the next meeting of the town coun? cil an ordinance prepared 'by 'i/i'r. Booker for the purpose of amending the ordi? nance enacted a few weeks ago gtanting to the Hampton and Old' Point Railway Company the use olf 'King street from t'he G'-d Dominion dock to the corporate limits, will come up' for consideration. Mr. 'Rooter did not draught it until af? ter he tiud' ascertained that the people are overwhelmingly opposed to the has? ty action tuk^n by the council. This fact has been /brought out in many ways during the- past fortnight. The ordi? nance is as follows: Be it enacted by the town council of the tow n of Hampton that an ordinance adopted on the 6th day of January, IK'S, granting to t'he Hampton and Old Point Railway Company, etc., the authority to construct a btanch of their road from the foot of King street, through and along th>e centre of King street to the corporate limits of the sard town, be amended and re-enacted' so as to read as follows": Be ?t enacted *>y the town council of the town of Hampton: That the Hamp? ton and Old Point Ruilwuy Company, or sue!? company as shall be organized by the consolidation of the Hampton and Old Point Railway Company with the Newport News Street Railway Company, be and is here'by authorized to construct a branch u? their road com. . mencing at the foot of King street in the said town of Hamproi and running i a single track tlvougn and upon King street ;o Che corporal- bunts jf *.i,e said town, provided that eieelrie power be u.-vd on the seid road. The said branch road s'hull be subject to all restrictions mentioned in tie- original etd'tianc-: granting a 'franchise to the setid-Com? pany; that shoulel a franchise be grunt? ed1 by the town eoun- il to an her stt? c re?Tway company, the said H?.mpt'on ft Cii? Point Railway -Company shet'i, if desiled 'by the town council, permit it. track from Queen street, along King street, to the corporate limits, to b? tisn-d' by such other road without .?bitructlon <w interferance upon terms to be ar tanged between the two companies: or, in cos- they fai? to agree upon terms, said terms to be finality arranged by the town crtincii: and provided further, that should the said' branch re-ad hereby au? thorized be uncompleted' and not. run? ning ort or 'before the first duy of Jun-. 1S?S, then this ordinance to be null and void'. And it is further provided I tat all ordinances ar.d parts of ordtnatv-ss In conflict herewith are here'by rc-p.aled. This act snail be in force from and after its passage, subject, however, to such a mendime-n ts as th- town council may from time to time adopt. Mr. Booker's position is warmly sup? ported, us aljove stated, by a large ma? jority of the people of the city. They are against turning over to any corpor? ation or company the leading thorough? fares of the town upon pu:ety senti? mental considerations. There should'; it Is argued, l>e some bett r reasein for sucdi action than the mere fact that Mr. DetriitiR tas ten er.terprisir.g. Tint is not gocd ground for shutting out other entet prising men. Stf. Book? ':'s ordi? nance elkies not go as far. perhaps, as many would like to see it go, but it is a deolded improve-ment over that trans? ferring King str et to Sir. Darling fe>r the sole purp.se ivf preventing a com pe-ting line from entering the twon. A NOVEL, CHRISTMAS TREE. How a IUj and Woman Remembered Their Dead Mother. One of the- mist novel Ci-ristmas trees ever seen 'he re, or anywhere else stands over a ion i.y grave in Oaklandceme-'tery. a mile and' a half from this city. There, umler the. sod over which the tail pines that cveilioek the '?ista.nt waters of th. bay stand as seminars in sunshine and storm, rest the mortaJ remains of good mother White, who died last year. She lived with her daughter and a blind' son, in a little cottage in Phoebus. Pov? erty sometimes knocked' at th? door, and mere than once stalked inside. But the good' woman arid her children faced the tyrant with a smile until loving hearts drove him out. Last Christmas Eve tine son and daughter procured a large holly bush ami- carried 'it to the cemetery and ivanted it ove v the grave o' th ir mo.'h ir. planting it in the middle of the mounl. Then they took from a basket a number of articles, among wthieh was a cake- of so.ij>, an orange, an apir/.e or two and several other presents wnft h, bed the old lady been living, would dorJbtli ss have pleased her. A'fter plac? ing .thvir gifts on the branches of the tree they returned to their- home in Rhodbus. The grave was vleUcicI last Sunday, and a porti' n of the oiange and the cake of soap were s'tiU there. The iatter 'had 'b? >n ar.rnost half worn away by the rains that have fallen since Christmas. Rut the blind' preacher and his sister are happy in the thought that they p TnerniTjeted their mother just as they -ha ! done in other years when her Coving smile was the 1>est ??fall g'fts. A pleasant social gathering took place last night at tine r sidbnee of Captain and Mrs. 'R. H. Clai?>orne, on Wine street. Miss ?-usie Beim, daughter of th? editor of the Monitor, who was among the guests, delighted th. . compa? ny with a recitation. BRIEF ITEMS. Several hundred pcop,]e ca?leri at the ' jail fundey and yesterday to see the man who neither eats, sleeps nor talks. J A delegation came from Newport News. Miss Jennie Corsr.n. d'aught-r ot Mr. H. N. G. Corson, who be* -V-vr,. very il'. with rheu.rnat'sm ar.d bronchitft for th" fast thtee weeks, is said to be improv? ing. Mrs. Harry Blick is tc . no.-- Marrow, who has l>en staying .a Norfolk since returning from h- r bridal tour in t're north, was in Hampton Saturday visit tag her friend's. 'Mrs. H. V. Cowjes, mother ef Mr. Dudley R. CowCes. is visiting r Satives in James City county. The school board passed a reseflution on Saturday to the- effe t that they wouij [etftleyn the Legislature for the N NEW 8 privilege of borrowing $25,000 for serhool 1 m pro vemte tits. O.rrstable Ed' Farrell. of Phoebus, takes the cuke as a collector. When Ed starts out with a bill be never fails to bring something back. He is as bleVer and courteous as he is prompt and eJDfSel nt in the performance of his diiMes. Tiio Rev. Mr. Wh'iUfey, pastor of the Eilst IMeilhodist church, delivered' an able discourse on the lit- oe" Gen. Lee last Sunday night. Mr. Whitlby, who prei?redi his sermon at the request of Let- Camp, C. V., ee-nflned his r marks to the r-.-ligious side of "Mi great sol? dier's career. Rev. T. 1H. (Shorts, pastor of the Qu.en Street Baptist church Colored), has consented. In adK-ttion to his work here, to prea-cth fe-r the Graiton Baptist church, in Middlesex county. Fp uking of Rev. Short's. theReligious Ilera'd. of Richmond, edited'4>y the- IKev. Dr. Dick Inson, says: "'Rlev. T. H. Shorts, pastor of the Que.'n. Street Baptist chuieh, of Hampton, asks, aid fur his church, which i's now (building a house of wor slhip to cost sDmc $1S,000. His peopf.e have pa-i-i in seme $12,000, and he begs that e ve. y read-r of the Herold will he8p him. Brother Shorts is one of the best ccflored pastors in the state, and we ? or.-iaM-y Commend' him in hit great un? dertaking." MARYLAND SENATORSHIP. General Shryock 'Withdraws and De .clares for McComas. (By Telegraph.) ANINAPOLIS. MD., Jan. 21.?General Shryock withdrew from the senatorial contest today and declared himself un? equivocally for Judge McComas' elec? tron. It is believed that a crisis is fast appro-aching -and that an election may take place at any time. (But one ballo'l was taken in joint convention today and that resulted as follows: 'McComas, 49; Gorman, 42; Shaw, 17 Find-lay, 1; total, 109. Necessary tei a choise, 55. The changes in today's ballot were brought about by Mc'Cornas' accession of both Shryock's votes and one of Findiuy's. He also captured Senator Day, of Howard county, who has voted for almost everybody in the race. Del? e-gate Tull, of Talbot, w.ho voted for McComas on Saturday, returned to Shaw, making McComas' net gain over Saturday's vote but three. Delegate Hall, of Talbot, who voted for Findlav on Saturday, also came back to 'Major Shaw today. This leaves every Repub? lican in the two Houses on McComas" li.-t except the "'eleven" from Baltimore city, three Senators and two Delegates from the "Eastern Shore." and the sol? itary iFindlay delegate from Baltimore city. The lines are thus clearly drawn between the two sections of the State, is in this light the "Eastern Shore" men are working in the interest of Bal? timore city as against the western por? tion of the State In revenge upon that portion for having forced the election of Senator 'Wellington two years ago by ignoring the statute which provides -.hat one Senator shall always come from eei^h of the section.-:. That the Democrats are ready and willing to take a hand in the contest and to aid the "eleven" in electing al? most anybody but'McComas, is no long? er susceptible of denial. Delegates Wirt und Wilkinson, the acknowledged leaders of the Democrats in the House, declared as much today in speeches made in the joint convention, the form? er, making a bitter attack upon Judge McComas for his part in the passage of he "force bill" when in Congress, and declaring by Implication that he would vote for a Republican, but not for one whose record upon that question was such as that of Judge McComas. These speeches are looked upon as of ficial announcements that the coalition s o-n if it can be carried through, and it is announced that the full Democrat ic vote will be on hand within a day or two. THE OHIO INVESTIGATION. Recalcitrant Witnesses m'ay be Pun Ished for Contempt. (By Telegraph.) CINCINNATI, O.. Jan. 24.?The legis lative commltttee tonight closed its in? vestigation In this city of the Oti charges of bribery in the recent election of United States Senator. The Senate committee will continue its work at Co lumbus. Thirty witnesses have been ex amined here since last Friday, most ?.hem being employees of the Gibson House, of telegraph and telephone com rvanies, and of the Union Savings and Tru.^t Company. Jared P. Bliss. Allen O. iMeyers, Sr., and .E. H. Archer were the principal witnesses outside of these They returned to Columbus lonight with the -committee. The attorneys and ?hree members of the House also re turned. As the evidence of Representa t-ive John C. Otis and of Colonel The.rnas C. Campbell will 'be very --ngthy, they were not called here, but Mr. Otis will likely be the next witness at Columbus. The employees of Pre.-'ident Schmid iapp's bank and Hon. Harry M. Daugh erty. chairman of the (Republican State Central 'Committee, today declined to be sworn or -to answer questions ?n the ground that the committee Trad no ju? risdiction. 'When H. H. Hollenbeck was ?>n route from.Columbus to Cincinnati January 7 he received a dispatch signed "?EL D.". and the committee asked Mr. Dausrherty if he sent that dispatch. Mr. Daugherty declined to answer ques .ions and continued to argue the ques? tion of Jurisdiction till he was excused, subject to a call for punishment for contempt. "When manager Page, of the Western Union, was asked to pro? duce the "H. D." dispatch and other messages, he said the company now had none of the messages as afr back as January 10. And he didn't know wheth? er they had leen taken across the river to their offices 'in Covington and New nort, Ky? or"sent to New York.or where they were. Chairman Burke announc? ed that as soon as the committee was through with all the willilng witnesses proceedings would at once be instituted to bring all lof the unwilling witnesses before the bar -of the Senate for pun? ishment for contempt. DUEL TN KENTUCKY. (By T-legroph.) LOUIS-VILLE. KY., Jan. 24.?A spec? ial to the Evening Post from Plnevllle, Ky., says: "?WillKvm and Harvey Topie are dead and Lew Wallace is JUtally wounded as the result of a pistol duel in a room in Leslie county, near the Bell, and Harlan county lines last night. The r-.en were playing d aw poker and a dis? pute arose. Finally the Topics refused to pay same money that Wallace said they owed and a quarrel ensued. Peace was finally secured -and the game con? tinued until nearly midnight, when the drawn, the lights shut out and a des? perate pistol duel began. When the ?hooting ceased the two Topics were found to be dead and Wallace fatally I wounded. I TENNESSEE SENATORSHIP. (By Telegraph). ?NASHVILLE. TTCTNN.. Jan. 24.?The , Democratic caucus took .-everal ballots tonight 'and adjourned until .tomorrow night without nominating. The sixty I sixth and last ballot was: McMillan, 37; Turtey. 30; Taylor, 23. The deadlock is still unbroken and there is already talk of no election of a -enator. Republicans in caucus tonight decided I to vote for G. N. Till man and E. J. lsa.nfo.rd. alternately. Both Houses of I the Legislature will ballot tomorrow, hut it is agreed that there will only be formal ballots. N EW YORK COTTON M A RK KT. NEW YOR'K. Jan. 24.?Cotton futures closed steady; sales 126.700 hales. Feb. 563; Maren 565; April 56S; May G72; Ju.-:,? 575; JuPy 578; Aug. 581; Sept. 583; Oct. 584; New. 5S7. AN OLD MAID'S SONG. The old maid lind lived so long: In tho boarding houso on the square that It had become second unturo for her to choose tho loss tarnished spoons in tho holder and to avoid instinctively tho top slices of broad on tho bread plato. Sho was familiar with all varieties of boarding bouse servants, and hho knew that all alike despised her as "tho fourth lloor front." She knew by heart tho landlady's stories of pressing present needs and of past affluence. She had nothing to learn in the matter of sub? stituted gas jets, and her feet were trained to skip the torn spots in tho stair carpet. Altogether there was nothing in tho old maid's position in her bourding houso to account for her serenity. Down town tho old maid was a ste? nographer in a law olllco whoro prettiness was at a discount ns a hindrance to unre? mitting toll. She did not realize that hor chief attraction to hor employers was this lack of distracting features und complex? ion. Long as she had lived in tho"sordid but educating boarding houso she had not learned everything that was to be learned about motive ;, and sho believed that her father's old friendship with the lawyer had much to do with her position. Beforo that remote day when tho old moid first camo to the law ofllce and tho boarding houso she had lived in tho coun try. Even yet, when tho spring rains, camo down and drenched the. grim pave? ments, sho had a swift, flouting sense of late snows melting by the rim of the brooks and of timid (lowers pushing through the soft earth, and in the city parks her mind turned toward peaceful, pastoral ways, and her eyes were filled with visions of billowy, blossoming trees, of plowmen moving across upland fields, of the waking up of life and industry. In short, the old maid was a poet, although tho crude littlo expressions of her emotion? never met tho keen eyes of critics or even the kindly eyes of hor friends. Well, oneo upon a tuna tho singer camo to tho boarding houso on tho square. He was young and bis audiences?they were largely feminine?declared that nowhere else was there a singer who caroled out songs and sobbed out ballads so movingly Whether or not ho was peerless Is a ques? tion, but ut any rato he had made a great success, and pcoplo wondered that he should coma to the dingy abode of the boarders and the old maid. Some said that it was because he had lived there in tho days before ho was known to fashion, and some whispered knowingly that the lady to whom the singer sung lived over tho way in tho stone house with tho bal? conies ut tho windows and tho guarding lions at tho door. Bo that as It may, it is a fact that when tho singer camo to the city for his series of concerts and recital. ho sanctified the abode of tho old maid with his presence for a ?hjc week. And tho old is i.Ud was agitated my itcriously by his presence, though it Is doubtful whether ho oven saw her shabby little figure. Ono night sho slipped down tho stoir wuy when tho houso was still and slipped a paper beneath tho singer's doorsllL The paper bore a set of verses written in the ?no hand of a woman who w as educated a quarter of a century ago and a littlo note thai, read: "If you should sometimes find this worthy to sing, I would bt-- tho happiest I woman on earth.'' j Now tho singer felt a brutal indifference I about all happiness save hits own, which had been sorely tried that night by the lady of his 6ongs. So ho merely muttered, "Confound Ihibocilo women!" Then he looked ut tho verses and went gloomily to bed. But through the night, as ho reflect ed upon his blighted hopes und tho hard? ness of his fate, sonio of tho old maid's lines sang themselves through his mind. I'll see thee in each flower that grows. Tbou nrt not lost While lives tho rose, . Not lost while lives the roso. the foolish refrain insisted. In tho morning the silly rhymes would not be banished. Du found himself hum? ming them to an nir, and by and by?no weak was he, owing to tho cruel lady?he sat down at tiro piano und played tho nir softly. It was thu same week that ho gave his great concert at the hall up town. With indifferent generosity ho offered tho land? lady tickets to be distributed, und so it happened thut the old muld and 1 went to gether. The old maid was very pink and tremu? lous, and not being in her confidence, 1 could not understand her stato After all there was nothing in a successful singer of 83 to excito a spinster stenographer of 50. Tho singer had sung grand opera arias and the music from masses. Ho had sung Scotch ballads and German lovo songs. But lie could not sing enough to satisfy his nuilienco. After ouch properly num? bered selection he was recalled again and again. Finally he came out and said: "I wish I could tell you the author of tho words I am going to 6ing. They were sent to mo anonymously In manuscript, and I have no means of giving credit to whom it is duo." The old maid's fingers quivered. She breathed sobblugly and drew closer to mo, and 1 wondered whether sho were going crazy. Then tho singer sang the simple verses They may have been very bud as verses, but as a song they were a success. The nu dlonce listened intently, the women look ing up, as women look when lowered eye? lids would let the tears brim over. And when tho last vorso rang out, plaintively and proudly? And, though thou hast banished mo, I touch theo in each nodding flower.. I seo thee, dear ono, ovory hour, In sky or star or sea. All beauty holds sonio hint of thee. And so thou canst not banish me, Thou canst not banish me? tho hnll forgot to applaud for fully three seconds, when it caught its breath and sur? reptitiously wiped its eyes?that is, all but the old maid. Sho wept quite openly, turning her radiant, tear stained face to? ward me: "It's mine! It's mino!" sho half sobbed. 'Oh, it's mine, and I urn so happy." And then /he told mo the whulo story. But neithur prai crs nor entreaties could prevail upon her to let me tell her secret And the boarders still wonder why it if that a colorless littlo iody like tho oiri I maid sometimes wears a look of pride.? Chicago Tribune. (lon't T'jIikoCO Spit and Smose Y?ar Lift Away If yon want ?o quit tobacco using easily and forever, be made well, strong, magnetic, lull of new life and vigor, take No-To-Uae, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men j;rong. Many gaiu ten pnuuds in ten days. Over 400,000 cured. Buy No-To-3ac of yo'.:' lnjgeist,. under guarantee to cure, Sue or M.ix). Booklet and sample ma'led free. At': Sterling I.VrnodvCo .('hic!'<.-o or Now York Casearets stimulate liver, kllneys and bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe. 18a. OYSTER MEN, SAVE YOUR MONEY BY GOING TO JAMES MILL NEAR HAMPTON WHARF, FOR MOGEB'S TONG SHAFTS. 1* KICKS TO SUIT. EVERY PAIR WAHR ANTED E. Wo JOHNSON Contractor; and Builmd NEWPORT NEWd, VX. Plans and Specifications Prepared oi Short Notice. HOUSE WORK A sPBCSAJLTE, Mackey's Cafe R. J. MACK BY, Proprietor. The Best.Known Saloon Matt 1\ In Newport News. ? ? ? ? Wines, Liqnors&Cigars FINEST EXPORT BEER MADE. Comfortable Pool and Billiard Parlors Adjoining Cafe. R- J. MACK ?=TV\ The Pleasure A Piano gives In a year will repay for its purchase pr.ee. Hut the pianos we sell lust many years- ami ai<c a constant source of pleasure and Joy Our representative will call and ?ee you ut any time on the subject. No trouble to show catalogues and our prices. Ca'Il and mo our stock. The Hume, Minor Co, 240 MAIN STREET, NORFOLK. VA. oc 1-F.SuA Wim Our represents tlve 's In Newport News every week. I Eat f\t MACKEY'S . . . . . RESTAURANT, Meals at all hours. First-class Din ner, 25c. From 12 to 2 P. M. The liest that the market affords in every re? spect. Came in season. Suppers fur? bished to parties on short uotice. Cor. Washington Avenue and 24th St [TP-STAIRS. GEOROIS LOHSli, /Ylffr. 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. M$y you live long to dispense such hospi? tality." If you desire this boon, let us help you with pur advice as to future values in building lots, houses and farms. For Sole* On 44th street, between Wash? ington and Lafayette avenue, is a nice 5-room bouse at $1,300. $400 cash and balance to suit purchaser. On Oak avenue, near 25th street. Is a new dwelling with six rooms, at $750. $200 cash, balance on easy terms. On 27th street is a nice new brick building with ?tore below and four rooms above. Price $1,500. Terms accommodating. On 86tra street, a nice 7-room house with attic and city water. Price, $2,000. Terms accommo? dating. On 29th etree-t, near Washing? ton avenue, Is a nice dwelling containing eight rooms and mod? ern Improvements. Price, $2,700. Terms $700 cash, and balance In 6, 12 ana 18 months. On Lafayette avenue la a nice dwelling of 8 rooms and attic, with city water. Price, $2,200. Terms accommodating. For iResrit. FLATS Mo. 1136 26th street.$10 00 Mo. 3004 Washington avenue. 25 00 Flat with store above, 29th street and Oak avenue. 25 00 STORES A very desirable store on Washington avenue. No. 3506 Lafayette avenue $20.00. rilOS.B HENLEY & CO Real Estate and Insurance. 2700 Washington avenue. NEWPORT NEWS. VA ?C(\n OtTerod to anyone btir.glng mta Watch t' t^eJel cannot pot in first-class order, c%. J. MAUSER, . . . .... WATCHES AND JEWELRY > PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER. Mo. 208 Twenty-eighth Street, augS3-6na Newport New?. V* MAKING A STOVE is an operation that re? quires a great deal o"f capital and quite a lot of bnains. It Is the- proper combl nation of those two thSngs that makes good stoves poSsrble at the ?ridiculously low prices of today. We get our stoves only from the most prominent and reliable mukers?those who < annct afford to send out an im[e: feet stove, and whose succ-Css In business has proven the efficiency of their product. Don't get along with an oid rattle trap when such a small amount of money will g- t a perfect heater or cooki r. Geo M. Richter, _No. ? Queen street, JHam &ton. Va. flUGLER!5 Cafe and Family Liquor Store BSTflBblSHED IN I8S8. Is the place for you to buy your Wines ami Liquors for Cooking and Medicinal purposes. inese ore me Rules oi me erne q inside: o No Loud Talking or Singing, discuss? ing of Politics, Na? tionality or Reli? gion. All who cannot comply with these rules are re? quested to spend their time and mon? ey elsewhere. All orders by mall will receive prompt mention. MUGLER'S CAFE, No. 2312 WASHINGTON AVENUE P. O. Box 10. NEWPORT NEWS. VA. TRAVELERS' OUIDB L~^Wll^~^STEAiaER~^sr^A^ SrCAIXi will leave Newport News with bota freight and passengers for Petersburg ?very Monday, Wednesday and Friday ibout 7:15 A. M.. .inji will leave Newport Mews for Norfo'.k ?very Tuesay, Thuxs lay and Saturday about 3:30 P. M. Will leave Norfolk evary Monday, Wednesday and Thursday it t A. IL ?haip. J. W. fH U.LI PS. OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA POINTS. The elegant passenger steamships lames town, Yorktown, Guyandott?, itoanoke and Old Dominion leave Now fork every day except Sunday at 3:M> P. M. for Norfolk and-Newport Newa, ouchlng at Fortress Monroe on th* outh bound trip. The ships "or this line leave Norfolk (or New York direct ever;' night at 8:0? 'M ?'clock. - .. -e,__jji_ A sbort, delightful and Invigorating"" /oyoge. FARE: Flrsc-cloea, straight. Including meals and berth.% 8 00 thirst-class, round trip, Includ? ing meals and b<? th., 13 06 steerage wlthejut subsistence. IH Steamer Luray arrives .from Smith? ied and leaves for Norfolk daily ex tept Sunday, at 8:30 A. M. Returning eaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf ?very day except Sunday at 3 P. M. M. B. CROWKl.L Aden 1"< HE NORFOLK & WASHINGTON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful Iron Palace steamers, Newport News. Washington e-.d Norfolk, will leave daily aa follows: NO"*TH BOUND. ?Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North stret t at. 8:60 p OX Leave Norfo.k, feat of Mathewo street at. *:1C p. m. Lea\ j Old Pednt at. 7:20 p. to. Arrive Washington at. 8:46 a. m. B. & O. P.. R. PENN. R. R. Leave Washington at S:00 a m 7:20 a m Arrive Philadelphia at 11:10 am 10:4b ant Vrrivc New York at 2:00 p m lag p in South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. B," Leaves New York at. 11:30 a m 1:00 if n. Leaves Philadelphia at 1:33 i> m 3:18 p n Arrives in Waiuington 4:30 p m 0:1* p Sieamera leave Washington at 7:00 p ?>? Vrrive Fortress Monroe at 6:30 a m. Arrive Norfolk at 7:80 a m Arrive Portsmouth at 8:00 ? m The trip down the historic Potomac rivci and Chesapeake bay on the elegant ste-.uic.rs oi this Company is unsurpassed. The steamers are comparatively aew. having oeen built in lBCi, and ar? nueu. up in tfec oiost luxuriant manner, with electric lights, ?all ''ells and steam heat in each room. The ekbLs are supplied with every delicacy of the season from the markets o! Waabirgtoa and Norfolk. For furthar information apply to d. j. calla h an, Agent, C; H BSAPEaKE & OHIO RAILWAST ; TWO TRAINS DAILY FOR WASH? INGTON. TWO THROUGH TRAINS FOR CINCINNATI. In EFFECT JANUARY B, 18M. v W?7T i:Sp. jU:E*-p. 18:8? p. %:U p. 6: s3*. 9:0? a. 7:25 a. ?S:40 p. *:16 p. 6:41 p. 8:57 p. ??tip. flag I. 3:S? a. 18.8? u. 7:53 a. 6:16 ?4. WESTWARD. i No. 1 Lv. Newport Newa i >:Hl. Ar. Rlchnvond Jll'.lS 1 Ar Washington Lv. Richmond Ar. Charlottesville Ar. Clifton Forg? Ar. Hot Springs Ar Ronceverte Ar. White Sulp. Spga Ar. Huntington Ar. Clnolnnatl Ar LoulaviU?_|iJ.:00a. | 8:00g. ?Except Sunday. Other time daily. No. 1 Old Point to Cincinnati aad I^juisville dally. Parlor car Old Point to Richmond and Pullman sleeping cat Richmond for Cincinnati. LouisvlUa and St. Louis. Meals served on dining car vest of GordonsvlMe. Connects at Riah mond for Lynchburg and Lexingt**, Va. No. 8 for Cincinnati dally. PaBmaa sleepers Old Point to Hint-on. W, Va md Gordonsvillc to CinctnnaU and Louisville. Meals served on dining caw ?vesi of Gordonsville._ For I No. 2 _ Norfolk._I Daily. Lv. Newport News | U:0S a. Ar. Norfolk I li:09 p. Ar. Portsmouth_Lr*'1* !^ " For ~ I No. t Old Point_1 Daily._ Lv. Newport Newa i 11:??. I &? Ar. Hampton U:!?*- . M. Old Point_I U:3S a. ) ?:?? Steamer Louise leaves Poctarnouth tally at 7:10 A. M. and 8 P. M.; Uavea Norfolk 8 A. M. and J:89 P. M. for Naw ;>ort New? For tickets, rates and other taiorma? tion apply to E. W. Robinson, ticket agent, Newport News. Va., of John X>. Pott?, assistant general paasang^r agent. HitciunioBd. ... _ . _; .