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Brown ? Ho?gl?nd, Law, Collection & Real Estate, Office opposite Popular avenue, PHOEBUS, V/\., II A V K Lois on Easy ond Liberal Terras from $10.00 to $500. "Hoagland," West Hampton. 250 tf? t from railroad traek,surrounded by four junction roads Money Leonen lor Bunding Purposes on the most lihera] terms. Plans and specifications furnished gra'tuRuoely. Ad'irtss Lock Hoy 223, Hampton, Va. OYSTER MEnT SAVE TOUR MONEY BY GOTNG TO JAMES Mil,!, NEAR HAMPTON WHARF, Foil HOUKU'S TO NO SHAKTs. PRICES To SUIT. EVERY PAIR WARRANTED I rl 6 WHO IS THAT ? He is the leading Dry Goods, Notions and Shoe dealer of Hampton. HIS CLERKS ARE ALWAYS BUSY. Why ? Because he is selling the besst goods for the smallest profits in town. A visit to his famous store will convince you of the ract. WATCH A FEW OF HIS SPECIALS THIS WEEK. The tars si and best assorted line of Hamburgs ever in Hampton. A beautiful line of Bleached and Un? bleached Table Damask, extra wide, for 2D cents per yard. Extra large Linen Napkins, S? cents a dozen. A large line of John Kelly and other weil known makes of Shoes at very low prices. T. A. Cooke "\\.' E. Owen, who has baen appolnt ?? ? ed ,n piece it- U. Ciaiborn. resigned, of Hampton Cabinet. No. G47. Americas) Mutual Cent-fit Society, would nesrectfully o.-k all men. hers to oali and settle Cites before Jan. 13!h. 1898. All members who have been suspended would do well to call and be reinstated. W. E. OWEN. Cashier. Office No. 6 Queen St.. Hampton, jon S-lrn. E. G. Darden. A chance at any time to fret the worth of your money. We don't give prize packages and then over charge for our s^ods. Our stock consists of Dress Goods, yyiillinery, Notions, Boots, Shoes, tSco E. G. DARDEN, N. E. Co'. King and Queen Sts HAMPTON. YA. P. B. MESSENGER, bmm\ > Carpenter,: BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, Frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors, [VlanreJs and tua 7-ly Mouldings. Queen Street. HAMPTON, VA. "?? O Bor. 10S. NEWPORT .NEWS ADS. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE NEAR THE CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA. By virtue of the provisions of a cer? tain deed of trust bearing dote on t)u 10th day of October, 1892, exeeutod to , . me as trustee, by the North Carolina '/'*, and Newiort News Company, and dnt.lv v ; recorded in the cle:k's office of the fii'' "County Court of Elizabeth City Ooun \ V- Virginia, in Heed of Trust Book 5, i/^o./'egre 449, default having been 'nade in . fy0,y>e payment of the debt there,n Sc . o/ ''V ~td, at the request of he V.or.?1u?"T / j. ?&/!e'reunder, I shall se.. at i'.P-CSc auc 'pj Jon to the highest bidder, on TUESDAY, THE FIR.ST DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1S98. at 11 o'clock A. M., on the premises, the following property, to-wit: Ail those certain ITS Lots situated on Hampton Roads r.ear Newport News, In the County ef Eliz&beth City County, State of Virginia, known and designa? ted or a plat or map of the lands of the 'Newport New? Ci m: ny, made for said Company by Braxton, Chandler & Ma rye, Civil Engineers, and recorded in the Clerk's office of Elizabi th City Cottntv, Virginia, by the following fig? ures. Viz.: Block 34?Lots Nos. 1 to 24 inclusive; Block 25?Xrtts 21 to 40 in? clusive; Block ir>?Lots 21 to 40 Inelu sive; Block "?Lots 1 to 24 inclusive; Block 6?Lots 1 to 9 inclusive, and Lots 2fi to 41 inclusive: Block 21?Lots 1 to 20 inclusive; Block lfi?Lots 1 to 20 in? clusive; Block 3f?Lots 1 to 9 inclusive. bp,} Lots 25 to 39 inclusive; and'Blot* 84?Lot 2ft said lots being situate on th streets avid alleys as laid down ami named on said plat, which Is hereby made a part of this deed. TERMS?CASH. WM. P. DESAUSURE, Trustee. day ot.February, 1S!:K. WM, P. IDeSAUSSURE, r Truste. January 1, 189S. Persons desiring further Information and wishing to see the property will call on Piiwell, Brolhc.s & King, who will furnish mar? and give all desired particulars. Ofliee in basement of Citi? zens ami Marine Bank bullJ?n-g, corner Washington avenue and Twenty-sev? enth street, Newport News. Va, Ja 2-lm. ... 1 _ V FINftNGE AND COMMERCE Market Quotations From thej Leading Business Centers. 'NEW YORK. Feb. 2?Leading blocks closed ob follows: Atehisou. 1-2 Baltimore & Ohio . 10j Canada Pacilic . 8Si Canada Southern. 54i Chesapeake & Ohio. 24| Chicago fc Alton. 105* Chicago, Burlington & Quiney.. U'Ji C. C. C. & St. L. w do do pref'rl. 80 Delaware & Hudson. Ill Delaware, Lack. & W. l'.lii Erie (now) . 14i Fort Wayne. 170 Great Northern pref'd. 140 Illinois Central. 100 Lake Shore . lsi?4 Louisville & Nashville. 5U4 Manhattan L .-.. 118i Michigan Central. 1001 Missouri Pacilic. ??s Mobile & Ohio. 804 New Jersey Central. UGi New York Central.lltii Norfolk & Western. 14J Northern Pacilic. 27J do pref'd. *?T 3 I'iltsburj,'. 1US Reading . 22J Kock island. 828 St. Paul. 1)5? do pref'd . . 1 !4j Southern Pacilie. Southern Railway. do pref'd. tili; Texas i: Pacific. 13 Union Pacific tr. ret-)., s. a. p.. . Si?? Adams Express. 100 American Express . 110 United States Express. 41 Wells Fariro Express. IB! Americau Tobacco. a!) do pref'd . 114 People's Gas. 07* Consolidated Gas. ll'OJ General Electric. yiij Pacilic Mail . 314 Pullman Palace. 17(ii Silver Certificates. 06i Sugar . 137 do pre: "d . 112J Tennessee Coal & iron. 241 Western Union. Olj (Chicago Northwestern. 1254 do pref'd. 107 Chicago Great Western. loj ?HK'AGO, Feb. 2.?Leaidliin-g future.; sed us follows: WHEAT? Open high Low Closed May 051 O?i ??i; f>5$ July ?54 ?iii ?? b? i CORN? Feh 275 27 i 27 27 May 28J 2Si 2sj 2ft Jniv 2?j :iu 2u ? 2'Ji OATS? Mav 23J 23S 23? 281 Jnlv 2j; 223 22j HSi 1'tlB K ? Mitv 0.82.J10 12* 9.?24 10.274 July 0.1)0 10. ITA 0.b'7J 10.17? LARD? May -1 80 4.!12j 4.S0 4.02* July 4 'M ? JO 4.37J 5.10 RilsS May 5.00 July 4.?74 5.10 4 QG 5.hj Cash quotations were as follows: Flour quiet; No. 2 yellow corn, No. 2 hpnug wheat, S>2<?U8i; No. 3 spring wheat, Uliif!i<>: No. 12 rod, 08; No. 2 corn, 'J7?: Nu. oats, 24; No. 2 white, 2~>i; No. I 3 -white, 25@2G; N o. a rye, 47; No. I 3 barley, 28i@40; No. ;!*?; No. 4?; ?: No. 1 Has seed, 125@130; prime timothy seed, 2.824; mess pork per barrel U.'J?y 10 I'll,lard per 100 pounds 14.82<g>4 ?4; short ril>s sides (I?ose) 4.85<$?.l?; dry salted shoulders I (boxed), 4-}@5; short clear sides, (boxpd),5.10<3l5.20; whiskey, distillers' ?iiishe 1 goods, per gallon. 111). Telocity of Mcprii Waves. The velocity of waves is said to defend primarily upon the power and conti nuance of the wind, but it is greatly modified by and bears an asccrtainabla relation to their magnitude and the depth of the wa? ter over which they travel. It 1ms been calculated by Airy that a wave 100 feet in breadth and in water 100 feet deep travels at the rate of about 15 miles an hour; uno 1,000 feet broad and in water l.uou feet deep ut the rate of 4S miles; one of 10,000 fret in breadth und in water llJ.OOU feet deep will swei-p forward with u veloclt} of not less than 154 miles an hour. Bache stated as one of the effects of an earth? quake atSnmoda, on tho island of Niplion, in Japan, that the harbor -was first emptied of water; mid then ciuue an enormous wave, which again receded and left the harbor dry. This occurred several times. To evaporate water enough yearly from thu ocean to cover the earth, pn tho aver? age, p feet deep with precipitation, tq transport it from one zone to another, to cause it to fall in the right places, at suit nblo times and in the proportions due, ig one of the places of tho grand utmospher? jcal machine. This water Is evaporated principally from tho torrid zone. Suppos? ing it all to come theme, we shall have, encircling tho earth, a belt of ocean 11,000 miles in breadth, from which this atmos? phere evaporates a layer of water annually Iii feet in depth. To hoist up as high as tho clouds and lower down again all thu water In a lake 10 feet deep, 8,000 miles broad and 2-1,000 miles long la the yearly business of this Invisible machinery. What a powerful engine is the atmosphere I How nicely adjusted must be all the cogs, wheels, springs and compensations of this exquisite piece of machinery that it nc\cr wears out or breaks down or fails to do its work ut tho right time ond in too right way! What n lield for investiga? tion, and how singular it. is that man is placed at tho bottom of this ntmospbcriu ocean from which to commenco his re search!?St. Louis Republic. Vnnrialg Deceived at Mount TcmOD. On the posts of ono of thu old beds in tho mansion at Mount Vornon aro small glass knobs with sockets drilled into them, which lit little spikes, but do not fasten on. It is perfectly natural for visitors to placo their hands upon the knobs, and those who do immediately perceive that they can betaken off. Tho next step is to slip them quietly into the pocket and carry them away us relics of the sacred placo. Although an attendant is employed to watch this room, there are so many visit? ors that it Is Impossible for him to prevent such pilfering, and the glass knobs huvo tobe replaced two pr thrco times a week during the busy season, but that costs very little trouble and expense. A factory near Pittsbnrg turns them cut for :iti conti, a gross, and Mr. Dodge, is in tho habit of ordering n barrel of them every spring There aro several thousand of these glass knobs scattered over the world, in mip seums and private collections of mementos and historical relics. Many more are doubtless concealed for reasons of consci? ence, ond fear of discovery, but the guilty persons need linvo no concern. The orig? inal knobs that belonged to tho bed aro safely laid nwnj In ti vault.?Chicago Rec? ord. Just try a 10c. box of Casearets, lh* rlnest liiv.-r and bowel regulator evei vi? de. Thom'33 Bomar, a colored man of South Carolina, tolas built more cotton mills tlfciri any contractor in. the South. Xlnmplon ?urcau. King Street, near Queen, opposite the new postoffl" AU iw?.< letters Tor publication In this department should be addressed to Daily l'r. ss Bureau. Hampton. The Daily tress 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 Pclint?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygeia Hotel and Ohara berlin Hotel. Sherwood Hotel THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1S9S. WAS THE MAN INSANE Speculation Concerning Saunders' Death. A BROTHER'S STATEMENT He W?s Almost Killed l>y a Fall Fifteen Years Ago. Thought He Heard it Burglar. UustiiesH Men's Association. Speculation wins lalt high bide yesiber dary conoermSmg iuh?e cause of the tragic timditnig of the life of Siaimuel Saunder-s, a full laccoumit eif which was given in ?i'he P'aily Precis. The mi 'tive tlhla't led Ihim on to a d-eatm so riblo is still, thowever, la. mystery. There may be 'tlhiose wlho km .w what it wlai?, but if so they are keeping 'tlK-'.r s'.roL well. He wias evtldeinitly free from oaTes of a buis'.mcsts nature. Thiere seems ito le- no doubt that he hlald med'iitia)t<ed si'iif-dofitmctii'.n' fur some 'time. taind it os probable, 'as stialted yestlerdiay. tttvat he hi e l made two previous laittemtpts itk) politsioin himself. The* empty Faudantim v.'iaJ pol'nlts to itihe first Pa.ilure. amd tttie onwl. pe libelled strydbrdinie. found In the suicide's room, whifcth did not come from OcWgdlon'e drug store, like Uliia't which com'taiin.ed Ith? poison thiat killed ,hi:n. ifellcs of the secoired. Why he did n-.rt d ie frvim 'tihe dose of morpheme cain it'Ob be sta?d. He escaped on Sun.lay. lv .w.-ver. .by irctaiactn e?f the jua.utsetaclTtg effects of the- stfryefhutae, of wiMch hie 'book too much. His suffering way al? most as inteirie-e as tlva!-J of Tuevrdiay mormitng. His st?oma'ch quilck-ly rejected rhe dnaugh'i inind in on hour or so he wiaB ?as weil ais ever. The following day ,he warn to work wi-tihou-t e.i*htg cssis* Cor feusj Jci n t.i any. me tlhat me had alt ?uam'pted au'.cfjde. At hils place on the Old Point cur.- the was Uhe sarnie niaiti?n!t, polOua wwd a'tiuan'tultiive official that 'he had been tat aill the three y< torts of Ills service. In Saunders1 case there is n/>thing to warrant tile declarat ion that lie died in a tit of insanity. In fact, on the other hand, there is everything to disprove it and to point, with almost absolute certainty to a clear, delib erate purpose to take Iiis own .ife. His brother, John H. Saunders, who came yesterday and took the body to Northampton county for inter? ment, denies that lie was insane. No member of the family, he isays, lias ever been affected in that way Fit teen years ago Sem fell while skating and for a time iiiH life was despaired of, but Iiis mind was not impaired by the accident. Then, why did he kill himself? Who cau tell? In his farewell"letter on the night before Iiis death,the gave the West End church $10?the rest of his money and property, amounting to several thousand dollars, went to his mother and sister. Saunders' death is wrapped in mystery that may In solved at any day. Some say they cau solve it now?claim that they know what the burden was that lie bore upon in his heart until he found it easier to die a terr hie death than to bear i' longer. TO SUPPRESS PEDDLERS. Resolutions by the Business Men's Association. The Business Men's Association of this city is preparing to give titili censed pn dlers a warm reception when they make their appearance in town. During the past year or two scores of itinerant merchants have invaded Hampton, going from house to house and palming off inferioi goods on tlie people. As these men remained but a day or two there is no way by which their victims can call them to account for their roguery. The present laws upon the subject appear to be insufficient to keep them out. Hence the members of t he Business Men's Association, at their last meeting, decided t J etil 1 tiie attention of Senator Barnes and Rep resenta'ive Montague to the matter. Accordingly the following reoiution was adopted: "Resolved by the Business Men's Association of Hampton, That our representatives in tlie legislature, Hon Manly H. Barnes and Hon. E. K, Montague, be and are hereby re quested to exercise their time, talents and influence for tlie piirposa of se? curing the passage of fetich statute as will successfully restrain peddlers and itinerant salesmen from selling ?foods, wares and merchandise with? out first having acquired and paid foe tlie license now named on the statute books." Tlie association has adopted a con? stitution and by-laws and will here? after hold regular monthly meetings. At present they are held in tne office of Mr. Holtzelaw, in the Masonic Temple. With so energetic and pro? gressive a business man as Mr W. E. Lawson at its head the association cannot fail to bo a success. Other matters of interest to the people of Hampton wii) lio taken up in the near future. BRIEF ITEMS, Capt. H. S. Goodspeed and Past Commander Charles ?lacken left the Home ltisr, evening for Washington, D. O., to be present at the banquet to be given by the Department of tlie Potomac to (general Gqbiu, National Commander, Grand Army Republic Mr. Samuel Phoebus, son of the late Harrison Phoebu., has purchased the Wiltshire Hotel at Atlantic. City, i'N J. It is one of the lincst establish meats at tliis famous resort and is m ar the celebrated board walk. Miss Elsie Love, of Winchester, is vi iting friends iu the city. Miss Annie Chiles, of Stauliton, is the guest of Bliss Eliza Tabb. I'eople who go to church for the purpose of having fun become proper objects for otlicial eves. There are eyes in Hampton whose owners are paid to watch just such folk. Au interesting meeting of the La? dies' Aid Society of the West End Methodist church t'>ok place yester? day. NOTICE. The bakerv business forme ly con? ducted by Messrs. A. C. Hush & Co lias been acquired by Messrs Messick & Guy. Parties owing and owed by the concern will p'.ease settle their accounts promptly. Llt* AN INCORRIGIBLE CHARACTER. Never had no doctor?never sick u day; Never seen a railroad train an never rid away; Never been no further from homo than 1 Ida Never been inf-ide a townnn neverwtint tnbe; Never rend no papers what people print or paint; Never tic-urn the war wuz done un don't kocr of it ain't; Never been ter mcctin senco I couldn't lwnr; Never voted inorc'ii once or tried tor taction Nevor leave this country long as iife'll hol; Mover git ter heaven ef 1 never save my soull ?Atlanta Constitution. WHAT YOU 'LOWIN FOR EGGS? The Question That Pozzies n Modern Youug Saleswoman. This was in one of the big retail houses in the shadow of Grace church. Tho man was unmistakably a farmer?not the rounded, successful and assertive farmer of thu present, who can take care of him? self, but tin- elongated, cadaverous-, chin whiskered, wind wasted farmer who helps his w ife in her housework and who often wears her apron. Ho carried a busker. Tho coro which ho bestowed upon this basket was proof that it contained eggs. He finally reached tho shoo department and asked a young woman if she had any shoo blacking. She showed the old gentle? man several brands. They were in bottles and some in pink covered boxes. Thu cus? tomer shook his head. "I want somo of that blackin," he said, "that I have had all my life and that my father had. It comes in a big, round bos 'bout tho size of a baby flapjack, ami has a ynllow label on it and a picture of a gamecock seein his reflection in the polish of a boot that n nigger has just shlued up. Ain't you never seen any euch blackin}" Tho young woman, who had that day boon transferred from the book depart? ment because she had offered a new novel to a man who asked for "Pilgrim's Prog? ress," said sho had never seen any such and that sho had never heard of it. "It would outshlno all creation," said the old gentleman, "und would turn wa? ter like a goose's back. A box of it used to last in our house a whole year. Which do you think is tho best, this in the bottle or the bos?" The young ,o.;?iin explained the quali? ties of each as sho understood it. ' "Then this in the. bottle is for vhnnilri's shoes and this in the box Is for men's: You say you put it on with a flunnin rug same as you do salve? And it'll keep the leather from creakin and '11 turn water?" Ha was assured on these points, and then in a hesitating manner he asked across the showcase: "What aro you 'low(n for oggs today?" The young woman did not understand. How could sho? Sho had never lived in thu country. She had never sold goods in the general merchandise 6tore ut thu cross? roads. Hut the floorwalker who was called in had lived iu Woonsocket and round about. He knew that the good old gentle? man had eggs which ho wanted the house to take ut t ho highest cash prico in es chuugo for goods.?New York Sun. A IMKlcult Case. "I'm now trying to decide the most troublesome case that ever canto within my jurisdiction," sighed the judge whose sense of justice and knowledge of the law are acknowledged ou every hand. "It's within my own household," ho continued. "I have long insisted that my wlfa could get along with the servants if shu only used tuet and was equitable in ail her rulings. Her mother is un invalid in tho house and innocently responsible for the case now under consideration. '.'The other morning while dressing for breakfast S was startled by a crash of crockery and a chorus of screams; Into niy room rushed the children. Jimmy 's eyo was black, thercj was a buttonhole cut over Tommy's eye, Mumie had an angry scratch on her cheek, and Eiste, was crying lustily from pure sympathy. Of course I held an inquiry. Tho maid bad been coming up stairs with an invalid's meal for mother-in-law. The servant held tho big server over her head and moved hurriedly. Just as she reached the land? ing tho children wero making a rush like a young football team. There was a col? lision, a crush, a wreck, a series of fulls und the screams of alarm that had assailed my cars. ' Sly wifo took tho ground that the maid must bo nt once discharged. 1 insisted that we must know- the whole; truth before a verdict could be reached. My wifo is bundling tho prosecution and no sleuth hound was. ever more determined to get jiir; prey. Jack, my oldest son, has tho de? fense, and is just as determined as his mother. Now you can realize lir.w I am placed. I can't disagree, liko a jury. There Is no court of appeal. I nm slow ly but surely convincing myself that my only hope is in bribing tho maid to disappear." ? Detroit Free Press. The Tarpou of Florida Waters. Tito t.-.rpon frequently attains a length of 7 feet or mores with u weight perhaps of more than SOO pounds. Such magnificent spec-miens', however, aro seldom taken upon bund tackle, and most anglers uro Willing (o regard a fish weighing 100 pounds as a very satisfactory catc h. The tarpon is very closely related to the herring, and besides, its great Size, strength and gnmCTiess it is remarkable for its enor ly.ous scales] some of thoso from a fish weighing 150 pounds measuring 4 inches across. Over the greater part of the body tho exposed portion of the scales is covered w ith no epidermis which resembles frosted slher, while the back of tho fish is green and beautifully Iridescent. Tho lower jaw projects strongly, a sort, of indication of thu resolute disposition of the fish. The biut rays of the dorsal fin uro prolonged into an Dppcndngo of considerable length. The tarpon is not, in Florida at least, regarded us good eating, tho flesh being coarse and dark ; consequently when after great resistance a fish has been brought to land it is delivered over to the waiting buzzards or to tho taxidermist ? OyWintf Everybody says So. ?nscai-ets Candy Cathartic, the nj jst won? derful medical discovery of the t ^e, pleas? ant and refreshing to the taste, t tl gently and positively on kidneys, lb'er an 1 beweis. oleansl-4? the entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fever, habitual constipation >nd biliousness. Plenso buy nrd try a hex if O. c. c. to-day; 10. 2.% im) cents. Solo mV guaranteed to cure by I dru?rists. A PLOT FOR A NOVEL. One Offered Heady Mado For the Deeper* ate ljiterator. A novelist in Hosten?do not laugh, there are novelists in Huston; yes, und ac? tually living here?said to us the other day, "If I could only Und n plot!" Hero is ? plot for him free of charge, und the story is a true one: In 1789 a lady?a real lady?onmo Into Birmingham, England, with a tmndsoieu equipage and desired the landlord of the inn to get her a husband, being deter? mined to marry somebody or other before she loft the town. The man bowed und , supposed her ladyship to be in a facetious humor, but being made sensible how much ] she was In earnest went out in search of a man that would marry a lino lady with out asking questions. After many repulses from poor fellows ' who were not desperate enough for such a | venture he mot with an excise man, who Bald he could not be in a worse condi? tion than hu was, and accordingly went with the innkeeper and made a tender of himself, which was oil ho had to bestow on tho lady, who immediately went with him to one who gave them a license und made them lean and wile, on w hich the bride gave her spouse ??.'00, and without mure delay left the town und bridegroom to find out who sie was or unriddle this strungo adventure. Soon after she was gone two gentlemen cumo Into the town in full pursuit of her. They bad traced her so fur upon the road, nnd Unding the inn where the had put up they examined Into all the particulars of herconduct, und on hearing she was murricd gave up their pursuit und turned back. Truly, a noble dame, one worthy of n full length portrait in tho gallery con? structed by Thomas Hardy! Why did this noble dume offer herself to the first comer? And w hy were the ro spcctuble males of tho town so backward? There was no hint of scandal. Who were the pursuers? Did she wish by one sud? den marrlogo to escape one deliberately contrived and repugnant? Was the exciso man ii pretty fellow in spite of his abject condition? Hid she ever see him again? Did she ever regret that she had not braved the world und lived with him? Perhaps the memory of her apparition haunted him; perhaps it roused him tu doughty deeds. It's n pity that Mr. Hardy bus not accounted for her action und her fate with his grim irony.?Boston Journal. KEPT AT IT WHILE ASLEEP. Mean Trick Which an Engineer Flayed on Uia Fireman. "We have some pretty long stretches of duty," said a locomotive engineer the oth? er day, "und it isn't an uncommon thing j for a man to go for 18 hours without sleep. I Of course it isn't the be?t policy for tho t railroad company to allow such a thing to happen, but sometimes It can't bo helped. It would be a pretty serious tiling for an engineer to go to sleep tit his post. You think it would be hard for a man to sleep I under such circumstances, eh? I "Well, I never heard of tho engineer do 1 lng It, although sometimes they coniu pretty near to dozing, but my own fireman went sound asleep during one of my runs recently. The poor fellow bad been kept on the jump lor three days without a wink of sleep, nnd w hen v.e started on the, run in question ho was simply dead tired. He innnugod to keep nwnke, however, un? til we reached tho outskirts ol the citv. It was c.B piace men-to rmg tho boll contin? uously until we got into tho truiuyord. He. kept that bell going with regularity, and 1 wondered at his vitality. When 1 rnn my ongino into tlie roundhouse, ho never moved out of his sent, but still yunked tho bell rope, Then I buw that he Was asleep. I called the other fellows, and WO watched him for two or three hours sleeping away and yet pulling dutifully at tho bell. Whun wo finally woke him up, his arm was sore, and bo was mud as a hatter."?Philadelphia Record. Perils of the Si?i. "Already Hal had gone back a few steps and then gliding forward to the brink of the shoot paused a moment and was off. Breathless we watched his swiftly moving llguro as it approached tho jump. Ho gathered himself together for tho spring as ho approached the top, and tho next, moment we saw him hurled, as if from u catapult, into space. Far out over tlie frozen hillside we saw him dart, and at last he struck, swayed u moment, und then quickly recovering himself sped swiftly over the lako. Stopping himself us <iuiek ly us possible, ho turned nnd running back called out: 'Don't try it! It's too liurd!' '?' But Ole, who thought if Hid could do it he could, had scarcely heard the words before he started. Like; u shot ho struck the embankment. For a moment he lost, I his head. His ski crossed, nnd the next be was hurled over and over dawn tho hill. His ski hud broken, and luckily, for if it hud hot he could not have escapedu severe injury. "Aguln Hal cried: 'Don't cornel Try tho old shoot!' "But 1 was confident that I could suc? ceed, und so determined to try. Every? thing went smoothly until I leached tho embankment when, upon gathering my? self for the spring, tho strap on my left ski guvo way und I knew I was doomed. Never, should I !i\e to be ahy.iiilrud, shall I forget that moment, us suspended in niid uir I felt that sick sensation which comes when one's nerve fails creep quickly over me. instinctively I closed my eyes und trusted to luck. How 1 ever came out alive I never knew, but a good Providence landed ma in -,. snowbank."?Outing. CauAc For Moaning. We have a mull friend whom wo call Esau?not from any capillary resemblance to Jacob's firstborn, but because of his quickness in guessing the solution of ? skit which puzzled the rest of us. Hu saw it ut once. Since then we have culled hitn Esau. Ksnu says that at one time in his life he lived in the country cud there met a young and very pretty girl, Hlio was just at 5hat charming, callow stage when Romance rolls the eyes und her conversa? tion is carried on in exclamation points. One evening about dusk they were driv? ing past a peach orchard, through the limbs und brunches of which u high wind was blowing. '?'Oh, Esau," murmured the girl, "just list to thu moaning of those trees, so weird and almost human in thoir sadness." "I hear them," replied Esau, "but, then, if you were us full of green fruit us those trees, I think you would moan too "? New Orleans Times-Democrat. Well IJrhaveU ^vTorwcglHna. Tho Norwegians of nil classes are tho best behaved people in Europe. It is often argued that tin aristocracy is necessary to give by exuinple a high tone to society, but Norway is almost the only country in Europo without an aristocracy or any pre? tensions to one. London af? a Newspaper Center. It is estimated that from 60,000 to 100, 000 words per diem uro sent as special re? ports from "our London correspondents" to the provincial newspapers, without In? cluding tho traflic over '^private" wires Vated by newspapers for thoir own uso. A Pound to a. Yard. One pound of sheep's wool Is capable of producing one yard of cloth. The Worst Victim. "Dar *ln' no wuss victim ob misplaced confidence," said Undo Eben, "dan de man wlio gits tor thinkin ho knows every? thing."?Washington Star. Are We Going Out of Business fs the question asked by all1 purchasers when we quote them our prices. It i.s no v. . 'ii v they think so, as we aro closing out our entire Fall stock at about one-hall" its actual value. OJive us a call and you will be under the same impression. Shoes. 175 isiir Infanta hand sewed solid leather button shoes. Regular price 50c- -c ut price 25c 240 pair children's Oongv.la Patent Leather tip, button and lace. Regular price S5c?cut price 48c 1SI p<ur little gent's satin calf spring h el, lout.m and lace shoes. Regular price $1.25?cut price 74o. 1:42 pair misses Dongola solid leather spring heel button. Regular price $1.25 ?cut price 75c. 92 j>air boys' satin calf, solid leather shoes. Regular price $1.75?cut price 9Sc. 212 pair ladles' genuine Viel Kid In button ?ui,l lace, oil the latest styles. Regular price $2.25?cut price (1.24. lfi'J pair ladies' Russet Box Calf, lat? est style shoes?these are extra values. Regular price $3.00?cut price $1.75. HO pair ladies hand turned and hund sewed si^s, latest style shapes in but? ton and lace. Regular value $:?.50??cut price J1.9S. 112 pair men's satin calf solid leather all style tans. Regulax price $2.un? cut price $1.24. !B pair men's hand sewe? Enamel Russet shoes, coin and Bull Dog. Reg? ular price $4.50?cut price $2.50. Hats. All our black and brown derby's formerly sold at $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50. will go at 9S cents. Furnishing Goods. 1ft dozen nv-n'.i white merino shirts and drawers. Regular jiriee 50 cents cut price 25. 2906 Washington Avc. TRUSTEES SHE Entire stock of IVlen and Women's hoes will he sold OW 60SL Prices cut in half. All goods new and stylish. Biggest bargains everkn_.wn in this city. Come early ami get your first pick. SOL MILLER, Trustee for the Second Clothing Store from Twenty-eighth street. Lcok out for signs over ?windows. ? ************************* Wl en Visii/mn Photons Gall at t 2 Ladles <ind Cents dining parlor. 2 .Meals at ail hours, also lodging;. 3 Wines, Liquors and Cigars. ITHOS. fl. DOUGHTY, 3 PTtOPRIRTOR. ifi Formerly proprietor i>f Railroad ? ? 3 House, Newport News. Tour a 3 patronage solicited. Give us a * * call. n Mellen street, near Mallory. ft PHOEBUS, VA. , ************************* ? riUGLER'S Cafe and Family Liquor Stor# ESTflBbl8?F.D IN 1888. Is the place for you to bay your W ines and Liquors for Cooking: and Medicinal purposes. <s2 CCJ CO t/3 CO No Loud Talking or Siliging, 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 attention. MUGLER'S cafe, No. 2312 WASH'NC'.TO.N' AVENUE. P. O. box 10. NEWl'ORT NEWS. VA. W. p. BOStlER, BUILDER. Plans and Specifications furnished or all kinds of buildings. OFFICE Cor, 33d St. and Virginia ?venu? OLDEST BUILDER IN NEWVDRT NEWS. TRAVELERS' QUIDS. JL ? .11 leave Nevvport News with both freight and passengers for Petersburg every .Monday, Wednesday and Friday .tbout 7:15 A. M? and' will leave Newport News for Norfo.k every Tuesay, Thurs? day and Saturday sbout 3:30 P. M. Will leave Norfolk evury Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. sharp. J. W. rHUJJPS, OtMT. OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. DAILY SERVICE BET WEHM NEW VUKK AND VIRGINIA POINT?. The elegant passenger steamships Jamestown, Yorktown, Guyandott?, Uoanoke and Old Dominion Ieav* N?w York every day except Sunday at 3:90 P. M. for Norfolk and Newport Newts, touching at Fortress Monroe on tha south bound trip. Th* ships of this line leave NorfoUt for New York direct evecy night at 8:06 o'clock. A short, delightful and Invigorating voyage. FAKE: first-class. straight, including meals and' berth.$ 8 00 First-class, round trip, includ? ing meals and berth..... 13 Of Steerage without subsistence...*... 4 60 Steamer Luray arrives fwi Smith field und leaves for Norfolk daily cx cept Sundoy, at 8:30 A. M. Rsturning eaves Norlol' fror Bay Line wharf -very day except Sunday at S V. M. M. B. CROWELL. Agaa rI"> HE NORFOLK & WASHINGTON A STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful Iron Palaes Steamers, Newport News, Washington t..d Norfolk, will leave daily aa follows: NO''TH BOUND. Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North strei t at.6:69 p. QS Leave Norfolk, feat of Kathews street at. Lea\ j Old Point at. Arrive Washington at. B. & O. P.. R. PENN. R. R. Leave Washington at 8:00 & iu /:S0 a m Arrive Philadelphia at 11:10 am 10:40 am Arrive New York at 2:00 p m 1:23 p m SoutU bound, B. & O. R. H. Penn. Ii. R i.eaves New lorkat li:3uam 1:00 pn. Leaves Philadelphia at 1:33 p rc 3:1S p ai Arrives in Vv's'-dngton 4:30 p m 6:1* p Sictmera leave Washington at 1:00 p ta Arrive Fortress Monroe at 6:30 a a Arrive Norfolk at 7:30 a m Arrive Portsmouth at 8:00 a a Tbc trip down the histoi ic Potomac river and Chmr.pcake bay on the elegant steamers of this Company is uusurpussed. Tie steamer* are comparatively new. having becu built In 18C1, and art hltoJ. up in th? most luxuriant manner, wltli electric l.ffbtx, ??all '?ells and cteaui heal in each roo.n. The u.M_? tre supplied with every delicacy et tiie season f :oui the markets of Waahlrgtoa ?ind NorJolk. For further information apply to D. J. CALLA H Ajm', AjjOlt, sa Norfolk C1 Ii Ed APEAKE & OHIO RAXLWAT / TWC TRAINS DAILY FOR WASH? INGTON. TWO THROUGH TRAINS FOR CINCIN N ATI. in EFFECT JANUARY 6. 1S98. | No. 1 I No. S I 9:00 a. I 4:36 p. 11:16 a. I 6:60 s. 3:40 p. 111:36 p. 2:16 p. 6:41 p. 8:57 p. ?-ii'p". dag 3:25 a. 7:55 a. 10:39 p. 2:43 p. 6.30 a. 9:0a a. 7:36 a. iiviap." (:16 a. WESTWARD. Lv. Newport News Ar. Richmond Ar Washington Lv. Richmond Ar. Charlottesville Ar. Cltfton Forge Ar. Hot Springs Ar Ronceverte Ar. White Sulp. Spgs Ar. Huntington Ar. Cincinnati Ar Louisville_1^1:00?. [ 6:00?? ' 'Except Sunday. Other time dally. No. 1 Old Point to Cincinnati and Louisville daily. Parlor car Old Point to Richmond and Pullman alaepbig ca? Richmond for Cincinnati, LoulsviUs and St. Louis. Meals served on dining car I west of Gordonsviile. Connects at R:eh tnond for Lynchburg and Lexington, Va. No. 3 for Cincinnati daily. PuSnMUt i sleepers old Point to Hlntteto, W. Ya? ind Gordonsviile to CincianaU " I Louisville. Meals served on dining eaxs vest of Gurdonavilie._ For ?airs _Norfolk._ I Lv. Newport Newa Ar. Norfolk A r. Ports m o u th_ "For _ Old Point_ I Lv. Newport News I Ar. Hampton At. Old Point_ I No. i t Ns. 4 j DaUy. J D*iljr._ i 11:05 a. 6:0? p. I 11:05 p. 7:00 p. ^18:18 p. J T:15 p. I No. 8 I N?. 4 I Dally. I DaSy. 11:06?. I 6:68 p. 11:23 a. 6:33 p. 11:35 a. 1 6:80 p. Steamer Louise Isavea Portamotra? daily at 7:40 A. M. and 3 P. M-! lsavss Norfolk 8 A. M. and 3:30 P. M. for New? port News. For tickets, rates and other Informa? tion, apply to E. W. Robinson, ticket agent, Newport News, Va., of John D. Potts, assistant generai passenger *gi-m. Rlciimond _ ME ROH AMTS & MINERS TRANS? PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP LINES FOR BOSTON. PROVIDENCE. BALTIMORE. Leave Newport News via Norfolk for Boston every Monday. Wednesday an'Jt Friday, soiling from Norfolk at 6 P. M. Leave for Providence every Tma day, Thursday and Satutduy at 6 P. M. Leave Newport News for Baltimore ?aily (except Tuesday) at 5 P. M.. con'; nesting for Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Fare to Baltimore, one way $2.<i0; round trip $5.00. inciudlng stateroom berth'. Accommodations and cuisine unequalled. Freigibt and passen? gers taken for all points north and> east. For further information apply to L. C. tSAUNDERS, Agent, Newport News. W. P. TUIttNER, G. P. A J. C. WHITNEY. T. M. General Office, Baltimore, Mi.