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CURE CONSTIPATION
ICc
25c 50c
ALL
DRUGGISTS
The Public Enjoys It,
It Was a Hard Pill
f(>r the M er chants
Tlie "one-third off" sale that uo advertised
last week may not have wrecked all the other
merchants tu the city. I nit it has kept t hem guess?
ing, and the old shelf-worn goods that have been
brought out and reduced in price would make
Noah groan with envy if he Jived to this day to
know that some of Newport News ciolhing dealers
had gotten a par! of the stock that was taken in
the ark.
Our one=third off sale
gives you a choice of this season's produc?
tion, and oar original prices being marked
plainly on the ticket, you simply have to
select what you want and do your own
figuring.
$1S.00 Overcoats now $12.00 $fi.50 Trousers now $4.33.
rousers n.
s He Banner Clothier,
26C6 Washington ave., Atlantic Hotel Building.
11 ill
Our entire stock of Millinery, Fancy and Dry Goods]
must be sold within 30 days before moving into our new
store, 2610"Washington Avenue. We intend to have ev
This will be an opportunity the like of which you have
never seen. Every article will be sacrificed.
LACIES' MUSLIN UNDER?
WEAR,
DRY GOODS,
Apron
rd.
Inghams, 4 l
itton, 10 yards to a
its per yard,
ton Flannel, 3 3-4
Tills will be an opportunity long to be
renieni'berVd, as our line of Underwear j
is complete. We have all the numerous !
styles in Drawers, Chemise, Gowns, c
Skirts, Corset Covers, Etc.
Plain Corset Covers, worth 13 cents, j 1
now 9 cents.
Corset Covers, trimmed with t-nih
ery, worth 35 cents, now 111 cents.
Corset Covers, trimmed with line em-j llBa lllD
l>roidery, that were 50 and 73 cents. I Remnant
now 37 cents. cents per
Ladies' Umbrella Drawers with ruf- I Best Ind
lies that were 35 cents, now 23 cents. Per yard.
Ladies' Plain Drawers with tucks, 10 cent quality Outing Flannel at
inch White
ler, 19 cents
00 inch White
37 1-2 cent quali
Bed Tab!,.. I ,a.i
Table Linen with rod
Table Linen, a regular j
y, 25 cents per yard,
lark, 1G cents per yard.
>f Flannelettes at 4 3-4
j.
Blue Calico at 4 1-2 cents
with embroidery and
, trimmed in lace,
, now
iklrts,
now 17 cents
Ladies' Drawers
lace, now 25 cents.
Ladies' Chemise
now 1" cents.
Chemise tucked and trimmed
embroidery or lace, were 39 cent:
25 cents.
Ladles' full length muslin
tucked and ruffled, were 50 cents, now
?9 cents.
'Ladles' Muslin Skirts trimmed with
embroidery, were 59 cents, now -13 cents.
Ladies' Muslin Skirts, lucked and
?trimmed with nine inch embroidery,
were $1.00, now G9 cents.
Ladles' Skirts, trimmed with twelve
and fifteen inch Irish point embroidery,
were $1.50, now 9S. cents.
Ladies' Gowns, yoke tucked and edged
per yard.
cents quality Plain White Klan- I
nte at 5 cents per yard.
I cent quality Wool Flannel at 12 1-2 i
ts per yard.
i cent quality Wool Flannel at 18
ts per yard.
i cent quality lied Flannel at 11 1-2
ts per yard.
i cent Diamond Hill Cambric at G 1-2
12 1-2 cent I.ongdale Cambric at 9
etits per yard.
is cent Bleached Sheeting at 13 1-2
with cambric ruff
33 cents.
Ladies' Gowns, r
high and V necks, i
ing ami embroidery
47 cents.
Ladies' Gowns,
handsomely trimm
69 cents.
La.lk-s' Gowns, t
$1.25, now 89 cents.
50
I >r
its, now 13 1-:
5 cent Unbleached Sh
us per yard.
5 cent Mohawk II
cents per yard.
Makers' Cambric, ail colors
at 12 1-2
hod Sheeting at
made of Cambric,
?d, were $1.00, now
greatest value at
MILLINERY.
Reductions are out of the question?
Oive-Away Prices.
-_-S dozen Untrimmea Hats, ones that
were 48, 73, as cents to $1.4S, your choice
Ladies' Sailors an! F-dorn:
75 cents and $1.00, your choii
10 gross Quills that were 5
choice 1 cent.
m ts p
a, all
rard.
at
ts per
: 5 3-4
Al
Bre
50
and Wi
<n'a Tarn
nents, your
e-re 1!) and
ere 25 and
i. I
ps :n cloth
imitation
Children's Tamoshanta Caps, 50 and
75 cent quality,, in cloth and all leather,
your choice 33 cents.
yard.
Fancy Stripped Hud Tlckln
c-nts per yard.
Table Oil Cloth at 9 cents per yard.
DRESS GOODS.
15 cent Fancy Novelty Dress Goods at
I! cents per yard.
30 cent All Wool Novelty Dress Goods
at 19 cents per yard.
50 cent All Wool Boucle Dress Goods
In green, navy and black at 25 cents
per yard.
50 ce-nt Novelty Dress Goods, all col?
ors, at 25 cents per yard.
An extra quality of Dress Goods, on?
ly three different patterns left, at 39
cents per yard.
Black Figured Mohair, 36 Inches wide,
a 25 e n: quality, at 17 cents per yard.
40-inch Black Figured Serge, worth
37 1-2 cents, at 23 cents per yard.
40-inch Black Serge, worth 35 cents,
at 22 cents per yard.
40-inch Black Figured 'Mohair, was
J 5" cents per yard, at 33 cents per yard.
40-inch Uko k Henrietta, was 75 vents.
I now 47 1-2 cents per yard.
ii?6Sf8[o8ie-2liisliii
no a.j a g Co.; thing
when he sees it, and for the merry Tu'e
tide season looks arotin'l for good, cleon
coul that will thoroughly warm your
looms In Christmas weather, and maki
them cheery and comfortable for the
h 'liday festivities. Rumor gays that
coal is going up in price, so get your
nollday supplies now.
G 6. SMITHS GO.,
eventeenth St. and Lafayette Ave.
'Phone 2524. as 2>su,w&f<Sn?
CONDI? TRADE
?
Favorable Reports Outweigh
Others.
ACTIVITY IN MANY LiN-.S
ighl Hut Distinct Improvement i.i tliei
Cotton (Joints Situation. Failures for
the WtoUn the United Stuten
agil Canada.
(By Telegraph).
NEW YORK, Jan. 28.?Bradstreef;
tomorrow will say:
Favorable conditions ic. the trade sit
u:?tiun continue to far outweigh those
of an opposite character. Stormy
weather throughout a large section of
the country .this week has checked the
movement of merchandise into con?
sumption, but a pereeptaible increase in
the demand for seasonable goods is re?
ported as already resulting. The last!
week of the month closes with increased
activity in many lines, a number
price advances, heavily increased bank I
clearings, as compared with one year i
ago, at nearly all cities another con?
siderable drop) in the number of fail?
ures reported, large exports of cereals,
particularly wheat, corn and Hour, and
perceptible confidence in nearly all
branches of trade as regards the out
'< ik for spring business. Another fa
v irabie feature of'the week is the slight
out distinct improvement in the cotton
S.situation, in which speculative
tclivity is awakening. Print cloths are
higher, und some makes of gray and
medium weight cottons are more firmly
held. Pig iron is reflecting the effect
ot the present unprecedented produc?
tion, and a further weakening in prices
is recorded at eastern points. At the.
West, however, consumption of pig and
of the 'finished products of iron and I
steel is reported increasing, so as to
hold prices firm. Large .-ales of bar
stei l and rails .are reported at Chicago
end St. Louis, with mills refusing to
fake orders for delivery earlier than
late summer. Boots and shoes hold the
late advance and manufacturers of
heavy weights will not take orders for
tall delivery at present prices. Wool is
strong on large sales and firm prices
abroad. Prices of most Staple products
are higher on the week: noticeable in
stances are those of wheat, which is
past lite dollar mark again at many
western markets. The active demand
for the Klondike 'trade is rellected in
? ..nned goods, stocks of which are re
Ported v, ry low, with prices holding
th.- hit., advance.
Collections arc generally reported
fair, those indicating backwardness
coining most generally from the South.
Cereal products are again heavy, to?
tal shipments of wheat, including flour,
for the w.-tk. amounting to 5,110,624
bushel?, against 3,926,000 .bushels last
week, 2,525,000 in the week a year ago,
2,550,000 bushels in 1896 and 2.083,000; I
bushels in IS95. Corn exports have aiso j
increased from last week, amounting to
4,962,000 bushels, against 3.486,000 bush?
els last week, 3.011,000 bushels last vear,
3,197,000 bushels In 1896 and 942,000
bushels in 1895.
Business failures for the week are the j
Mo illest reported in the fourth week |
of January for five years past, num?
bering only 2StS, against 309 last week,
326 in tiie corresponding week of last!
y, ir, Ii'.':; in ls'a?, 312 in 1895 and 340 in |
1891. Of the failures reported, 251,
s7 per cent, were of concerns having]
five thousand capital or less, and 95 per
cent, in all were of concerns having less
than $20,000 capital.
Business failures in Canada this week j
number 48 against 46 last week, 56 in
the week a year ago, and 63 in the like
week of 1S9B,
vT.jio .vou.e T.o - ?<f?Xi II .n.ir
say tomorrow:
The first month of the new year has
brought rather more increase in busi
n ss but less improvement in prices
than was expected. With payments
tlirough clearing houses 7.3 per cent,
larger tit, in in 1892. end probably the
argest ever known in any month, with
railroad earning-.- 11.2 per cent larger |
than the best of past years, the fact
that prices are very low show's more |
clearly the increase in quantities of
products sold. .Nor is there any dispo
sition to refuse orders, even at present
prices, indeed 'the competition of manu- !
facturers seeking orders ulone prevent
a rise. 'Mo.- t of t>hem have all they can
manage, many working night and day.
? .ml on.- great steel concern running or.
Sunday, tout the works not yet filled
with orders are seeking contracts at
as low prices as ever have been made,
indicating that even these are not en?
tirely unprofitable. The settlement of
wages on a ten per cent, advance April
I for 200.000 coal miners of the central
region, with other changes, will tend
f toward a larger demand for products!
.! ail kinds though also toward some;
Increase in the cost of manufacture.
Wheat has been conspicuous, raising
live cents for the week with 5 1-8 cents j
It r May options. Western receipts have ]
been 10,000,053 bushels in four weeks.
1 against 6.045,712 last year, but Atlantic!
?exports have been 12.O03.s2S bushels in
I tour weeks against 7.103,074 last year
and r.ieiiie exports without Tacoma for
c week 4.01?,?.?J bushels, against 3,
1,995 last year. So heavy an outgo
itli win it over $1 pet- bushel, and with
rn exports for the four tt'Oeks enu-al
.g the extraordinary movement of
st year, discloses the strength of for
gn demand; even better than current
?counts of disappointing shipments
.,m Argentina and poor prospects in
Russia. Cotton has risen a sixteenth,
notwithstanding-the strikes in eastern
Is ?and the official report of a de
ase of 10.5 per cent, in British ex
?is of cotton goods lost year. Re?
ceipts still run so far beyond those fol?
lowing the largest crop on record that
estimated once deemed extravagant are
commonly accepted.
Tiie c.ut'.n .manufacture is in more
difficulty than any other, not merely be?
cause prices do not much improve, nor
is yet the demand for genxls, though
both are bellied by the closing of many
nille. but largely because the manufac
urers and "workers .have considered
oo little the rapidly growing production
if the South. The woolen manufacture
s doing well, .line worsted goods hay
ng ..petted at un advance of ZO per
?eat over last year, and the large mills
ire constantly buying wool, even at
current high prices, which implies great
confidence in the future, presumably
based on larger orders than are pub?
licly reported. Such purchases of wool
luv,- been frequent of late, even by
mills supposed to be supplied far ahead,
.and one Providence mill appears to
have uaken 250,000 pound.- worsted wool
at wheeling this week. Sales a*, three
of the chief cities have been 8,080,100
pounds, and for four weeks 30.421.070.
of which 21,387,720 were domestic,
agains; 36.547,600 last year, of which
23,397,300 were domestic.
The iron manufacture is getting larg?
er orders for finished products, which
crowd many works almost .beyond their
opacity, .although some others are still
a the market and keeping prices down.
Pig iron is steady, except that besse
:ner at Pittsburg is 10 cents lower, the
output last year being officially report?
ed as 9.652.680 tons. ?ind the consump?
tion in this country, unsold stocks con?
sidered, 9,635,383 tons against 9,610,504
In the larger previous year, which was
1895, and 9,394,932 tons in 1892.
Failures for the week have been 342
in the United States againut 331 last
year, and 34 in Canada, against 57 last
year.
"'No man eibber loses his ambition
mi let ly,' sai'd- UmU Eben. "Ef he
gits whah he can't lie r.uffln' but a nul
sanee, he tak. s pride in sceln' how big
a specimen he can make hisse'f."?
Washington Star.
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
I rK.MS or INTKKKIST GATHKKEW
ABOUT TUE PIRKS.
Entrances and Clearance* at the Custom
House. Lint of Vessels Now li> fort.
Other Murine Items.
Weather Forecast
(By Telegraph.)
WA.SHIXGTON, Jan. 28.?For Virg
13: Partly ckudy weather; caltltr Seu
uiday night; southerly winds. becoming
northwesterly.
CALENDAR FOB THIS DAY.
Sun rises . 7:09 I
Sun sets . 5:28 |
High water .. 2:26 A. CM. and 2:43 P. M.
Low water ... 8:52 A. St. and S:44 P. M.
Murine Miscellany.
HAMBURG ? Arrrlved: Albane,
Newport News.
At the Custom House.
British steamship H. M. Pollock, Cap?
tain Newman, cleared for Belfast and
Dublin with 34.2S5 bushels of corn, 14,
550 sacks of flour, 400 sacks oil cakes,
400 bales of cotton and two cars of lum?
ber with supplementary to follow.
'British steamship Strathgyle, Captain
Jones, cleared for Amsterdam with 262,
085 hushesl of corn.
Spanish bark Pedro Laeoe, Captain
Alsina, cleared for Cadiz, Spain, with
136,393 pieces of staves.
Schooner'Mary E. H. G. Dow, Captain
Maleoimson, cleared for Galveston with
1,800 tons of steamer coal.
?Steamship Lindisfa.rne, Captain Bart
lett. entered from South Shields, for
curgo.
ARRIVALS AND OEPAKTURK9.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
Schooner S. P. Blackburn. Boston.
Schooner Maria O'Teel. Boston.
Barge ?otitaire, New York.
Birg- Caravan, New York.
Vessels Suited Vesterday.
'Steamship Chickihominy (Br.). Fur
ne-aux, London.
Steamship 'Dsseps (Nor.), Svantilsen,
Limeri. It.
Schooner H. J. Simpson, Boston.
Schooner M. 8E. H. G. Dow. Galveston.
iSehooner Lavinia Campbell, Fall
Itiiver.
Norfolk's Port List.
(By Telegraph-i
NORFOLK. VA., Jan. 2S.-^Arrivid:
Schooners Alice E. Clark. Clark. Bath
for St. Lucia: Harbeson 'Hickman. 'Itn
derson, New York; Fanny Brown, Char?
leston to Richmond, Fanny C. Bo-wen,
Chase, Fall River.
Cleor.d: Steamer Thordisa (Br.),Bell,
Ipswich; Dunraven (Br.). Dalt'.n. Ham?
burg; schooner Lizzie H-. Brayton, Rog?
ers. Fall River.
Sailed: Schooner Chas. P. Notman.
Jew at, Portland.
TO RAISE THE ELBE.
An American Syndicate 'to iBring Her
to the Surface.
(Philadelphia IRecord.)
English papers report that an Ameri?
can syndicate has undertaken to raise
the sunken steamer Elbe. The steamer
lies at the height of Bowen's Ridge, in
but 16 fathoms depth. The Elbe had a
large .amount of precious metals em
beard. The American syndicate is said
to possess apparatus permitting it to
practically work in this depth of water.
According to the English report the
American, party is already located in
Lowestoft", England, and will soon begin
work.
GlERiMAtN SAILOR MURDERED.
7By-T,?fegraph,:r' " **MMi
SHANGHAI. Jan. 2S.?A dispatch from
Chefoo to the Mercury gives the details
of the assassination of a German sailor
named Schulz, belonging to the cruiser
Kaiser (first announced in a dispat h to
the Associated Press from Berlin on
January 26), while on outpost duty at
Tsimo, the extreme German' post in
Kiao Chou Bay. The crim.?, which was
committed by a Chinese raJbhle on Mon?
day night last week, was discovered
three days later when the corporals'
guaris were making thvlr round's. Then
Schulz was discovered, his head having
been sev:red from hi* body. The re?
lieving guard was directly afterwards
attacked by a hundr.d natives, und af?
ter a stubtiorn' fight, it is reported' that
all the sailors ww>re Kilted. Twelve na?
tives -were killed during the fighting.
It is ad lei that, in eons quepee of the
outrage, the greatest excitement pre?
vails at Kiao Chou and it is believid
tl-.e incident will form the basis af. fus
ther G.'rmun demands upon China.
BERLIN, Jon>. 28.?The Germ in gov?
ernment has no news Confirm-n.r the
details of the assassination of a.e Ger?
man sailor Schulz, as ai>n>n>! el by .he
Mercury of Shanghai.
LON'iDON. Jan. 28.?A special dispiich
from.Shur.gh.ii says the Gi rman adndra!
threatens to take strong measures. j
FRANCE'S ATTITUDE CHANGED.
(By Telegraph.)
LONDON. Jan. 2S.?The Pekin corres?
pondent of the Times says:
"The French attitude has undergone
a sudden change and now appears to
give a reluctant support of the menac?
ing language of the Russian agent. M.
Pavloff (charge d'affairs at Pekin),
against the opening of Ta-Lien-Wan.
The Chinese, having made inquiries,
disbelieve Pavloff's statement that Rus?
sia can. provide a loan on the same fi?
nancial terms as Great Britain.
"At the meeting of the grand council
last night (Thursday), the Chinese de?
cided to approach the English and'Rus
slan governments with a proposal of
compromise, each power to provide one
half of the loan on its own financial
terms, and the other conditions to be
adjusted between them."
LONDON, Jan. 28.?Today's meeting
of the delegates representing the mas?
ters and men in the great engineers'
strike sealed the victory of the employ?
ers. The result of 'the conference will
be a general resumption of work in the
engineering trade 'next month.
LONDON, Jan. 28.?It is announced
from Pekin that after Bussia offered
to handle the Chinese loan on the same
terms offered by England, China invited
Russia to enter into an agreement to
defend the Ghinese against the possible
displeasure of England. The Russian
representatives were evasive in their
reply, but when a similar .request was
made of the English representatives it
was promptly agreed ito.
The Cabinet reassembled today for
the long session.
It is reported here that the Russian
fleet at Port Arthur is helpless for the
want of coal. The Japanese coal firm
which contracted to supply the Rus?
sian vessels with fuel has defaulted.
PEKIN, Jan. 28. ?The report that
Russia has offered China a loan on the
same terms as England is confirmed.
?BIG FIRE ItN CHICAGO.
CHICAGO, Jan. 28.?Fire tonight par?
tially destroyed the Ewart touilding, 11
to 23 Jefferson street. The power house
of the West Chicago Street Railway
Company adjoins the Ewart building
on the south and it had 5,000 gallons of
crude petroleum in a tank. This is used
by the company for fuel, and for a time
there waj* great danger that the liames
would reach this. The tank had a nar?
row escape, the firemen keeping hack
the flames only after a desperate fight.
The losses will amount to $200,000, near?
ly all of which are covered by insur?
ance.
Just try a 10c. box ot Cascaret?, the
, finest liver and bowel regulator ever
laste . ? ._^jc...?J1'>? 'Wi
(Continued from First Page.>
ins some Republicans in their seats had
not voted, asked that the names ot
Senators not voting be read. The clerk
read slowly, "Allison, Burrows," and
there being no response the result as
above was announced.
The vote on the Telelr resolution re?
sulted as follows:
Yeas?Allen, Bacon, Bate. Berry. But?
ler, Cannon. Carter, Chandler, Chilton,
Clerk, Clay, Cockrell, Daniel, Gray,
Harris, Heitfiold, Jones (Arkansas),
Kenny, "Kyle, Lindsay, MoEnery, Mc
Laurin, Mallory, 'Mantle, Martin, -Mills,
Mitchell, Money. 'Morgan. Murphy, Pas
oo, Pettigrew, Pettus, Pritehard, Raw
iins. Roach, Shoup, .Smith, Stewart.
Teller, Tillman. Turpie, Turner, Vest,
Warren, White and Wolcot't?47.
Nays?Aldrioh, Allison, Baker, Bur?
rows, f'affrry, Cullom, Davis, Fair?
banks. 'Foraker. Gallinger, Gear, Hale,
Hanna. Hansbrough, Hawlev, Hoar,
Lodge, Mo Bride. McMillan, Mason, Mor
rill, .Nelson. Penrose, Perkins, Platt
(Connecticut). Platt (New York). Quay,
Sewell. Thurston, Wellington, Wetmoro
and Wilson?32.
.The p?trs throughout the voting were
as follows:
Turley with DeBoe; Faulkner with
Elklns; Gorman with Frye; Jones (Ne?
vada) with Proctor; Waithall with
Spooner.
The first named would in each case
have voted with those sustaining the
resolution and against all amendments,
while the last named would have voted
against the resolution and for the
amendments.
There was no demonstration on the
announcement of the final vote, and, at
7 P. IM., on motion of Mr. Allison, the
Senate adjourned until Monday.
KOU'SEI I,H'I It EiPR E'S KIN TAT 1V ES.
WlASHINGTC'N, Jan. 28.?The bill to
pay the book publishing company . f the
M.-thodist Episcopal, church. South,
$288.000 tor damages sustained by that
corporation during tie war. after en?
countering an obstinate filibuster which
stave i off a vote- on two previous pri?
vate bi.i days, was ; noted to its pas?
sage in the House today by Mr. CcA>per,
of Texas, who was in charge of th -
measure. The friends of tiie measure
ptoved themselves in- an overwh lining
majority and the opposition today, find?
ing it could hold out no longer, relu t
ant'ly yielded. The vote on the lull was
188 to 67.
Those who participated in the ilebau
were: In favor of it?Messrs. Dinsniore
(Demiicrat), of Arkansas: Dolliver (Re.
publican), of Iowa: U. ekeiy (Demo?
crat), of Missouri: Sims t-Demociat), of
Tennesse- ; Mahon (Republican), of
Pennsylvania: Sullivan (Democrat), of
Mississippi: Terry (Democrat), of Ar?
kansas; Galnes (Democrat), of Tennes?
see, and Grosvenor Iii publican), <.f
Ohio. In opposition to it?Messrs. I>.]
zell (K publieam). of Pennsylvania;
Hepburn (Republican). , r Iowa; Mc
iCwan (Republican), of New Jersey;
Dinglij (R. .-u'bli an), of M tine, ar.d
Connolly (Republican), of Illinois.
The II. use. at 4:30 P. M._ took a r
to be devotee Co the consideration , f
private pension I'll s.
TERSE TELEGRAMS.
ALLEGHENY, Jan. 28.?Mrs. "Uo
man, nin'.ty-four years old of Ohio
street; was burned to deain this morn?
ing by a riie in her room. The origin
of the (ire is a mysteryi The detectives
are trying to find Rueman, who is miss?
ing. Kueman asked at the police head?
quarters last night if he could have his
wife put out of th - house early this
mo mi ng.
NEW YORK. Jan. 2S.?The Inter?
nal Revenue agents today raided an
illicit still at No. GO N if-.Ik .street
The moonshiners ha V live hundred gal
ions of mash in different stages of f r
montation-. The still is a large double
?1 i viiml,--appn.lotus with a capacity of
Stferil,'.urfciniegeo owner, nas ueni w
reste1.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 ?The steamship
St. Andrews sailed today for China and
Japan. Her main cargo consisted of
ten locomotives of 'the "Mogul" pattern
and 15,000 steel rails 'to be ufeed on the
railroad now under construction near
Tong Ko, China.
BROOKLYN. Jan. 28.?Fire ?jugs
plat- '.' a barrel of paper saturated with
kerosene in a hall of a big tenement
house at INo. :i North Strand av nue
this m t iling and tl itched a match to
t'he barrel. They tied the door from the
outside. Forty families occupied the
building. A tenant starting t,, work
discovered the fire before it had gained
much headway and gave the alarm.
Th- occupants rushed to the roofs in
their night garments and en ss.d to
the adjoining building, Th. flames were
extinguished with only the ground
doors being damaged. An Investigation
is b'. tng made.
STRIKE SITUATION.
(By Telegraph.)
BOSTON. Jan. 28.?All was quiet in
the New England strike cities today.
Although the operatives are beginning
'?I fed privation sharply there seems
to be no ^vftriing in their determina?
tion to keep up the ngm. ,vt iMew Bed
ford a larger number 'applied Vir aid at
the .offices of the .overseers of the v.,,',..
than at any time since the strike 'be?
gan. The cold weather caused great
suffering among the more poorly pro?
vided families.
'Complaints of reduction in excess of
the stated 11 1-9 per cent, continue to
be made in 'Fall River, and the secre?
taries of the various unions -are kept
busy investigating the stories. In view
of various rumors about a compromise
which have been circulated at Bidde
ford, the strikers there have again de?
cided by a formal vote not to return to
work except under the old scnedule of
wage..:.
HOW HE WON HER.
(Cleveland Leader.)
"Mrs. Tretawney." said Francis Wal
linglton, "there 1? something that I
: have for a long lime wished to say to
I you."
The president of the society for
I Squelching of Husbands looked over her
tiasses and -frowned. She evidently
knew what was coming, but after
I moment's silence she said in her most
I impressive platform, tones:
"Well, go on. What is -it?"
"I?I love your daughter. Miss Gladys.
II have reason to believe she returns my
passion, and I want to ask you to give
I her into my keeping."
'Mrs. Treiawney's features hardened,
I and there was a cold metallic ring in
I her voice as she answered:
"What recommendations have you
after for yourself? How can you ci
Ivince me that you will always love her?
that you will always think her beauti
Iful?"
"She looks like her mother," said
I Francis Wallington. "That is enough
convince me that her beauty will not
diminish as her years increase. Of
course. I know that this can hardly be
regarded as a final test. You have not
reached the age at which women begin
1 to lose their -"
They were interrupted 'then, but he
I got tiie girl.
MOST ANY OLD PLACE.
(From Truth.)
"I must say I enjoy a goad French
novel."
"Do you read them In the vernacu?
lar?"
"Oh, my, yes; I read 'em any?
where."
SvsryboOy Says So,
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cleansing the entire system, dispel colds
cure headache, fever, habitual constipation
and biliousness. Please bur and try a box
of C. C. C. to-day; 10,25,50 cents. Solo apt)
guaranteed to cure by all druggists.
NAPOLEONIC LEGEND.
FRENCHMEN BELIEVE
FOKTb.'S IN A
HE HID
COIN.
The "little Corporal" Had Fractal Difficul?
ties in Hit* Time, Too? How He Mmlo an
Unpopular Currency Circulate?Dreams
of Acquiring Siul?ec; \Voatth.
If you happen fj have in your pos?
session the particular French coin
known ns a 5-franc piece you may, un?
wittingly be a millionaire.
Such at least is the belief shared by
hundreds upon hundreds of credulous
Frenchmen and Frenchwomen, many
af whom spend most of their spare time
destroying quantities of 5-franc pieces
in the hope of realizing a fortune.
Dr. Marco Leonardo Nardez, tha
well-known numismatist, and one of
the recognized authorities on coin lore,
speaking of this curious condition of
affairs, said: "It is quite true that half
France still believes In the existnee of
great wealth hidden in a 5-franc piece,
although many numismatics hold that
the fortune in question was long ago
discovered and appropriated by oste o"
the Rothschilds family.
"The story ol the strange 5-franc for?
tune lesend may l e briefly told. A 5
franc piece, to be^in with, is a silver
coin, und Is worth about Si. N.-.po
leon I. was very anxious to make the
coin a popular one. cud with this cud
in view he caused it to be circulated
everywhere throughout France that he
had Inserted in one of the silver
pieces, before it left the mint, a bar.!-:
note or order for 1,000.000 oi these
same five francs?1. e., for $1,000,000.
Whether he really did this or no; I
cannot say for cei tain, but the weight
Df evidence would seem to show that it
was done. In the manuscript memoirs
:>f the Due de Feltie. Napoleon minister
of war, it is expressly stated that the
emperor Inclosed a cote or. the Uctnk
of France, duly signed by the gover?
nors of that Institution, in a split 5
franc piece: that the halves were then
welded together, partially reminted,
and thrown In a heap of similar coins;
which the emperor ruixod with, h'.s, own
hands. These coins Napniaoii took with
him in a bag when he went to Bou?
logne, and distributed lavishly en
route?even dropping seme of them out
In this way
track of ?''?<?
From
f the
10. Indeed,
ler.ly rich in
hear people
* He int st
tmous coin!'
iror kept -.he
of his carriage windows.
It was impossible to kee;
lucky coin,
' The news of tiff.-, 0(1(1
far ar.d wide, and the
leaped into immediate
that day to this mutil
coin has been c3jo?*on
.Switzerland ar>^ Dsl?.r
where. nvery year i
Fran--* is requested to
scores of pietes split !r.
for the 5,000,OOC-'ranc b.j
"There are ninny storie
reputed fir.Us oi the fort
when a man become'? sip
France, it i? common t.
whisper: Tien.t! * *
nave found Napoleon's
Some assert that the ein;
coin himself, but this hardly acre,-.,
with Napoleon's character. Still it
is a current thecr; that some of the
money which enabled Napoleon III to
reach the imperial throne was found
ijjo.'iw ,'ty;)>v...silYi; nJ,te^iayh,i?fec?.Wa
mi: of her brother-'u-iaw. It was also
common talk Hint Gen. Boulanger had
acquired the famous coin, until the
?iscovery that his lnonry supplies came"
from the Duchesse d'Uxes set that be?
lief at rest.
"The most likely explanation as to
why the five-franc piece fails to turn
up is that Baron Ferdinand de Roth?
schild, a French mnmher of the great
Jewish hanking house, secured it. This
account states th"t Citron de Roth?
schild having Invostigated the tradition
and found sufficient proof of its truth.
locate tha
!y bought
franc piece
v.-ere nptt
ilt:
deliberately set to ?'.'Cr's to
$1,000,000 note. ? quiet
in and collected e- .. five
he could get, and h ? nsuals
bed to preserve a; ! <'?: ??: ><
every five-franc -. i e ?.:<?!?
them in Europe, .*? ''". Afrit
tea. In his ofli. ? ;'e biron
trusty men haul '1 werfe b;
coins. Sorct s v t tt ho hi
> plan for weUV it:; ' onl to :?
so as to deT- j d vtr- :it.;:: oi
tain that he irioltcd '?'?..-. !; tl;
sold it to th o\ errt?, ..I et..
v'?k Was C. ' i'-?:; >,, t ill t
baron s ?vster. is 8a5d u
tjuered. Hi ,.. .A, h0 rot.
D00 francs. 1. . ?,.
ion to obtain it. 'i i.. f),.rl
presented-at the Bank of e-.>n(;t, ar,d,
says the tradition, cashed by thav in?
stitution.
"Plausible as the narration may seem
the groat mass of Frenchmen refuse to
credit it, and go on. year after year,
milting open their five-franc pieces to
look for Napoleon's note. It is cer
'.air.ly :t tantalizing thought that some?
where in the world a check for $1,000,
;00 is knocking about, hidden in an
ordinary silver coin, worth barely $1.
3y possessing nnd opening that coin
the man worth Just five francs may in
a moment become a millionaire."
Or. Marco Leonardo Nardez admits
having opened n few five franc pieces
himself in search ol the huge bank
w a s
$25,00?Reduced SI every da}
mechanical stokers.
They Arc More Generally Used In Eng?
land Than Anywhere Els- ?
The use of machinery tor stokir.g fuel
under b.iits is quite ' id. dHi?S Lack
over do yeatrs? writes W. R. K'amy In
Cassier's Magazine. Th- most extended
use has been reach d in Great Briletin,
u'?ore over SG.OCO- mechanical stokers
are in set vice, built in n ar y terms, but
principally designed for stoking lnter
nally-?rcd boilers, where the gates are
usually tixt, long and narrow. Most
forms at British stoic-, rs embedy the
features of thi.'.vir.g or pushing the col',
onto the grute by revolving fans one}
beaters, shovels, or plungers, located in
the bottom of a hoppe-c attached to the
'heiler front. Traveling chain gkates or
rocking or reciprocating parallel bats
carry t'he > ca'l from the feeding mechan?
ism at the front end of the furnace an i
discharge the ashes and clinkers into a
s. .uc ptovrded in the r ar. A few modi,
locations of the?e have l>ocn brought to
the United 'States: -but being designed
especially for internally-fired boilers,
their success has been tat limited when
app ied to American externally-fired
boilers.
Tiie Earliest term of mechanical stoker
of which there is any record1 was the eine
patented in 17S5 by James Watt, the
inventie of the steam ingine. It con
sisted of two sets or horizontal grate
lots, one behind the other, which were
workeO in terrr.lt t ntly by m^ans of
Uvers operated' by hard. The coal was
f d in at til do r and pushed back as It
Ibeeame coked, th-. gis froim the fr^sh
fue". passing over and thmutrh the fuel
j in more afivuhced combustion tit the
! bridge end-of the grit- . It was designed
I primarily to prevent smoke from bitu
j niir.ous coal, atnii was quite successful.
j When bilious or costive, eat aCascaret,
candy carthartlc, cure guaranteed, 10c,
j "iac.
lon't T'/eaeco It 3^3 "Jraol"* Year Life Away
if you want *o q::it tobacco using easily
t:d forever, be naile wed, strong, tnigtictiev.
ull ol new hfu cud vigor, take iSo-'IoeJao,
Sie wonder-worker, that makes weak men
troug. Manv gain ten psuud* In-ten dayk
Over 400,000cured. Boy Ko-To-l>ac of your
limireist, under guarairtoo to cure, 50c or
f. no. Booklet aiM-i sainplo ma'lod free. Ad.
Sterling Riunwly Co.. Chicago or Kew Yorw.
! If y ol S ?Usifi^
TO HAVE A REPAIR DEPART?
MENT IN" CONNECTION WITH
OUR LAUNDRY 'HEREAFTER
AND FOR 10 CENTS EACH YOU
CAN HAVE NEW NECK BANDS
PUT ON THOSE CAST ASIDE
SHIRTS OiF YOURS. MAKING
THEM ALMOST AS GOOD AS
NEW.
SEND US ANY OLD SHIRT
AND WE WILL MAKE IT DO
FOR SOME TIME TO COME.
; ECONOMY IS THE ROAD TO
WEALTH.
DON'T BUY NEW SHIRTS,
BUT SEND US THE OLD ONES
AND WE WILL PUT NEW LIFE
IN THEM.
j Newport Hews Steam LaundQr
2!3 Twenty-seventh street,
i -AfiBOR-X & CALHWELXi. Proprietors
rrom healthy cows
?stables as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for Insper*' ''"-'a *
sey cows 8 cents u. if_
Pint in glass bottles. Sef
j where in the city.
J iE. LANGSLOIA/
nov 7-Sm.
RICHMOND,
J*
BOOT AND SHO?: MAKER.
2S09 Washington avenue
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
nw>eVi>: -w> cc-?.Me<----.>f.:cMx^^-^i>
irst class table board t
% And Rooms at |
\ Mrs. M. E. DcswcIIs, ?
I lOoT-vewty-s^ieinliSt. Hot and |
; i-olil bath Ditnter sent if do- *
fjsjr'il. Popular* prices. ?
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
j General Baal Estate,
I Fifa, lite oe? Accident insurance fgems.
We represent leading Insurance Com
I panies of the world and write
: b"iUK. LIFE AND ACCIDENT 1N
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? lJ'">oVED AND UN IMPROVED
[REAL toMT? FOR SALE
| in the best tous^
I sections of XeTvpo"
\e?s , and residential
News.
(Houses Sold on Sr.^11 ?asn
Payments ^ ""
'and monthly sums thereafter, amount
;lng to about what Is paid for rent
; Local Investment securtles of all
kinds deal: In and bought and sold.
! Loans negotiated on collatterals and
' city real estate. Information cheer
'. fully f -rnished to parties desiring to
| Invest . r rent. Correspondence solici?
ted.
| Owneri of real estate and city secu?
rities arc invited-to list their property
! with us for sale.
j Nculary Public in our office.
j until soli?from January 17th
'?Stop this slaughtering of
prices," says Dr. B. R.
Gary on the eleventh 'lay,
''and onSaturday Sfii'l t!ds
carriage t> my ho-se, No.
127 Twenty-eighth ? ireet."
Forthwith Uo handed me a
check for $14.00 for a $25.00
Heywpod Carriage, lie e U,
dently knows a good thin 3
when he sees it, and I would
advise all who are in need ofi
a child's Carriage to folhivtj
his example and huy a Heyj
wood from

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