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Has robbed many a men oJ valuable property. (While he 1? ds?iding what tu i do. -some pobt?p tout nmore tar-sighted man snaps up opmoittiniltles intended for ?htm. (Let . the pasJt toe a. lesson. Ev? erything h'aisn't gone. Some specially good things just now are: Unimproved Lots. Resident Lot IVery desirable Ibit on Thirty-third street near Washington avenue, $825 Business Lot Corner One of it-he best business stands in the city on Washington avenue. $3 500 Confer Lot. torner Twenty-eighth- ?tr<et and Warwick avenue. $1,200 Improved - Property. An 18 Room Dwelling. "Three stories Just completed, situated bn Twenty-filth street between War iwick and. Jefferson avenues. The proposed bridge uoros-s the C. & O. fiill iroald traeks will preiatly improve the value of this property. Rents for $-15.00 a month. $1,700 6 Room Residence. Sftualted on Twetity-eSshth sitreet be? tween Chestnut and RVtin. ike avenues. A bargain at $850 Term's?$1S0 cash and $9.00 a month. Some very handsome modern dwell in ga between West and Washington avenue? for siale. (For particulars call at our office. SE5 and 187 TncsatT-?nSl street. (New? port, N?rtf?. Every V?rmra Tooth -Brush we eeli Is guaranteed. ^We are aeents for Numnaily's Candles. We sell "Cbico" Cigars. Our line of stationary la the nicest In .town. "We make the beet Hot Choc 3?alte that. can !be made. Our special work 1s flt'Ling prescriptions?We do It right. HAM!. Op. Jolmson's Opera House Life's Chief Blessing. Healthy people don't ?.II ride wheais, nor are all bicycle ridnrs healthy, but any ?hysldan will Uli you that there's i no form? of exercise more healthful than bicycling. A wheel la the best kind of | Isprtng medicine" you can take. We prescribe the ECLIPSE. Every? thing considered, we think it'a the most j letooKomloal and permanently satisfac? tory wheel -ycu can buy. Come in and let us tell you Why. Repairing free. Newport News Cycle Go., FlRiED Q. KIPPER. Manager. 231 S7ttt? ?Wae/t, iNewpoft News, Va. Bf yea suffer from pains la your eyao and head consult Mil. G. PETTUS, ETH SPECIALIST. T Bttt Washington ave.,r.ewport News.Va. He make* an exarrJnatt n of your eyes, ascertaining juac what 1? needed*In the 'way of glasses, medical treatment, etc ' Tb. acrsto you nothing?other specialists ; charge you from $1 to $10. Examination ' tree, and satisfaction guaranteed.*9^ ?harg? la made for visit* to the bowses ?.f patlent? to taia -lty or Hampton. Of? fice In El or1 a dnii o.ore.SSM Washington ?venne. Office :x>uro: 0 to 1 a. m., und % to 8 p. cc. . oat 9-G-xn* HAS FOUND A AND IS Universally Approved. The court consisting' of all'" classes cf people of Hamp? ton and vicinity who truly acknowledge that the cele? brated Clothing and Men's Furnishing House, "fire Famous." is giving greater values fo> less money than any other house on the peninsula. For this week?special We offer some elegant little Children's Suits, ranging from 3 to 7 years, at N-^ * "BBSS Real value ?3.50. Look at our windows and get an idea of what beautiful suits we have. Next we offer Men's Fine Black Clay Worsteds at ?5,-A8, real value ?7.50. Thete are many more interesting bargains too numerous to mention. N. B. We have inaugurated a Custum Tailoring Depart? ment and can make you a Suit Cheap. SKIRT PATTERNS FREE AT T. fl.GOOk?'S Dry li* store, I am still in the lead seUing DRESS GOODS And a. general line of DRY GOODS. I offer something entirely netv in a Waterproof Skirt Binding that does not rub as velvet bindings do. With every one I give a skirt pattern free. The l.trgest and handsomest Cheniel Table Covers Ever Bo' I in Hampton for 75c. A beau-iful line of silks for 50c, 75c, and $1.00 er yard. ~ iSpring -?res? goods in any style and STcat quantity. White Che-iked goods and Ind 4 Linen a specialty. T. J\- Cooke 12 West Queen St. Hampton. Ya pTb. messenger, General Carpenter, -MANUFACTURER OF BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors, [Vlantels and ua7-iy Mouldings. Queen Street, HAMPTON, VA. P. O. Box. IM._ FOR SALE. M00.O0 hs rse, carriage, harness, two lap rob^s, whip, halter, weight, two hitch? ing strops. The horse 5s absolutely blooded antl warranted sound, kind; gentile and feartes. The whi le tuihout would be cheap for $200.00. I will sell for $100.00 spmt cash. Not a blemish on the hortse- any way, shape or form, and a x er. S. J. BROWN, of Real Estate office Popular Avenue, Phoebus. A thorough .trial will be given and a responsible guarantee. LOCK 'BOX 225, HAMPTON", VA. RICHMOND, BOOT AND SHOE MAKER. 2801 Washington aveau? 5 SE?'AIK WOSK A KPEOSAUm Market Quotations From the Leading Business Centers. NT.W YORK MONET MARKET. N"E\V YORK, April 5.?Money ?in col! Ii: in at 2@3 per cent.; last loan 2 Vi per -a;.; prime me ream tile paper 5@6 per in.; st'iSilingMeocehainge weak with act? ual business iin 1 tankers' bills at $4.S4tf?' i.SiVi for demand ami at $4.?0VISW.84% for sixty dtays: posted rates $4.S1@4.S2 ami S4.S5: e>. tiranercSat biills $4.7? sil? ver certificates 55Vi<?'-"'61/i: bir yilv.-r 55?$: Mexlcatn dollars 45; gevernimenf bonlds 'weak: state bonds dull!.; railroad bonds weak. KEW YORK STOCK EXCTIANGE Bt.B\Y YORK. Apt-id 5.?ToiltiyV Blfcoek market was aHm?? utterly stasmtiin't irn'd there wriv irilixkw? cut a tltone *?. imir nhe sri-sicn <of the t-xctanse When mo quotiaWoin fi?r "any stWck wails tvxmiM ?<A1. iSma'1'1 las the total volume of bus !Lneuis ivas, mlost of iit was imtaldie up ? ?I" titi'Tisavaiiitus 'isn a few of .the letitlfoig stockir. smgair aWd t>he gmimlgeirs a'bsoirb li'ntg the Halrgest proportion. The d'Uil'l ness itself watj expivstrfive of tihe ipre vai?l'i'n-ff ispnitlJmen't etf wasting amid <>f exltremo dlou'bt. INoit nuily were repolrfs very cxm llifctlilnig os to whiait Wound be liii'e tteinlotr 'of itihle PiVsiidemt's jncHcsa^re" to Oowgreiss itkmnorroiw but ?pUmliomis au to shwv the messtaige woiuHid ibe re cerivied amtl' d?stpoeed' <t?f d3ffe*eid widedy. Thiene was .pairtk-utau-ly ?nn-tTiiiusr ilePt of yiesiterVluiy's i-timwuli ne arotiin-iiirfaitiiicn?. that '.i. seWdi'memit would grow liln Waislhliriis'Um ?.i.i?.i'im?t wairlliike mWitwures. There 'were ??n fu'cit s?iffn?flcaimt reirx?-?s Rlhttt lUhe or t.inliHiAl r/pctssmre whiiVh (has been ex ertleKl upon. OomgresB vrurmK the (last faw days uisialmst 'hostile nvetalsures has cat'lriir (lef'.tiSeul Vta pu-rpoae hy uwiakem titir ToSenitimeinlt. The mwniey mlairket :?< linltiiimies to reifleet the strct-i-i over the ?r'.O.wti.n? w-iitih SpVtHm <as ifoixtilhly as to ?tihe stock market. 'FirndS Kvmthie t? nuewe to the iiintier?iOT for the T>trrt?oee i.r s'trenigtlheT.Hn-g t'h-e reserves o* inltiertoT ?banks. rtlhie total sales <ii stocks t?>lay umoun'ttevl t?> 2r.7,100 shares. Atcliison . .. 11 Baltimore & Ohio . 10 Canada Paclic. 8(1} Canada Southern. 46J Chesapeake & Ohio. lSj Chicago t Alton. lolls Chicago, Burlington & Quiney.. UIJ C. C. C. & St. L. VOi do do pref'd. THf Delaware & Hudson. 10(>i Delaware, Lack. & W. 14? Erie (new). l~i b'ort Wayne. IliS Great Northern pref'd. 147 Illinois Central. ?7 LakeSliore. 170 Louisville & Nashville. 4?i Manhattan L. 97| Michigan (Central. 114 Missouri Pacilic. 2Gi Mobile & Uliio. S7 New Jersey Central. 91? New York Central. 110i Norfolk & Western. 1JJ Nortlieni i'aciiic. . 3-S do pref'd. i>12 Pittsburg. . ltib Reading. 104 Kock Island. 85} St. Paul. 8!) do ?pref'd. 142 Southern Pacific. 1?* Southern Railway. .. '?i do prefd. 26f Texas &? Pacific. 10 (Tuion Pacilic pref'd.. 62? Adams Express. l'OU Americau Express. 120 United States Express. 88 Wells Far?o Express. 115 American Tobacco. 101} do pref'd . 115 People's Gas. 01 Consolidated ?as. 17u'i General Electric. 32i Pacific Mail. 24i Pullman Palace. 170 Silver Certificates. ?rli Sugar . Ill* do pref'd . 107 Tennessee Coal & Iron. lpi Western Uuion. t>0j Chicago North western. 118 4I0 pref'd. 172? Chicago Great Western. 10i LVEW YORK COTTON MARKET. .NEW \OltK. April 5.?Cotton futures losed bairely steady; sales 5S.WH) bales. ?.ol; Aug.' 6.01!; Sept. C.02; Oct. 6.01; Now 0.01; Dec. 0.O4; Jan. 6.06. 'BALTIMORE /MARKETS. BALTIMORE, Ai-iril 5.?Wheat d'u?l; spot und month ??Vi@io%; May fW-s? $1.00; steamer Ntt 2 red 96iff96Vi; South? ern whettt by ^aiiniHe ?,(fT$l.O0V.; do on grade 96Vi@$1.00. Conn firm; ,-poi St^gf^t^; month awd May 34^(^34%; 'steamier m'ixed IMV&U? 3+V4; 'Southern wh?te cunn- S66--36VS; do yellow; 35. Oats steady: No. 2 white 3S(S?33%; No. 2 mixed! 30@3OVb. ?Rye tirme:-; NVdi 2 nearby 5SVi<f>??^i No. 2 Western 56?4@>?7. ?Hav 'firm for best grades; ohs>ice tim? othy '$i2.f.o<f/iaoo. Cr!?in freiights very dull; scarcely any edn-.und: si earn-to Liverpool pep bush? el MVitl Mav; cork for orders per ?uuirier 3s 4'Ad April. Sugvjir strong: granulated 5.26. iButter firm: fancy creaaiiery 2157'22; dt? imitation. JTifMS; do iad'le 15; good la die i:;ai4: st?re packed lt)(?i 12. Eggs 'firm; fresh 10. Cheese steakly; uncha.nged. Letttace $firstname.lastname@example.org per baiket. Wliiiskey unolnamged. SOUTHERN FIRE FIGHTERS. Che Savannnli Fire Dspartineiat Has to dersono Many Cliangres of Late. Old citizens are commenting on the ihange the Savannah Fire Department has undergone since the ante-bellum days. The recent fires have given riso to many recollections of former meth? ods of checking flames. The eyes of one man, who was post? ed in a glass house in the City Ex? change dome, constituted the alarm system. He was a sort of sentinel, and while keeping watch over the city cried out the hours and whether things wera weli or no. There are a few members of the police force to-day who served in the old glass house and recall the days when fire alarms were sounded by ringing the old bell. Hand pumps formed the apparatus to drive water, and the effective work they did is well remembered. All fire? men before the war were volunteers and with the exception of the chiefs of divisions, were composed entirely of colored men. They were strong, hardy, and to get to a fire was a sort of pastime which was thoroughly enjoyed !>y them. While working the pumps they would strike up a tune, keeping time with the movements of the pump handle and ringing out their song in such harmony and fulness as to catch even the ear of the critic. Then, too, there was fun for the negroes get? ting to their respective station houses, it was astandingrule that the first man to place his hand on the lock at the station received a dollar, and all were wild to earn it. It was as much an honor as a gain?a sort of trophy held until the next fire. The station houses were built of brick and located, in the squares at different parts the city. a AMPTO Hampton SSnrean, Hails fln*s$? King Street, near Queen, opposite the new postofflea All news letters Tor publication In this department should be addressed to Dally Press Bureau. Hampton. The Daily Press will be found for ?i.ale every morning at the following places: Hampton?Postofflce news stand, Colbert's book store, and at the KIdb street office. Old Poll at?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygeia Hotel and Oham berlin Hotel. 1 Sherwood Hotel. WEDNESDAY, APRIL ?. 1S98. GRAND JURY SESSION Lawlessness in Phoebus Con? sidered. NO ACTION >AS TAKEN. Itunya anil Anchors for Submarine Mine* ami TurpcitoCK Received at Old I'olnt. Other Items of lutorcnt. i\ esterduy mornih'g the reguter Itienm of the grand jury wlats held to 'the count ihouse. Th* most i;m pou-tuwt business tiraaiM akiueid .was the invctltligdltibn lint? the '..ftuu ige? wlh'ich thiaVe been mukte by certai?n (Kasans ag.tOnst the poiliice *?w oif this county. 'An ai'tiiete 'whlXh api>oxrv?d In the last Idssue '.?f the Hampton Moir.itor was .brought V> t'he olttenHon of the jury, aw iiif was i'n this paper t'li_i:t itihe chairgew bail been made 'Tlie jua-y. lalfuar due ctih Sit-Keimition amd Cntivesyi'stiltiV.n took vi.ri-uaiiy no action in 'the -mutter, because as flar as they "MUM at-i.vrtuto very lit tie evi J'eir.ce was brought fer.ih to jsustbffin the joharges. The c.mmy -ftAtcle ?B-s empbj<fC?c in itihe sUulternenn tha't theyidb agHSih tlhefir pow? er to suppress Itihe1 'Hvw-H.-is^miess thai*, may exisit. amid thtre it? every rdat??n to be.li, ve that they dt>. Pho'ebus is not uill thiat might be desired, but the rep itaWon that stjime -try to give the police is certaimily not desiervcl. The fact itihiait itihe grand jury found no true hills of h'nidietnienlt -g?ivs 'to sttnv this. To i>ut ilt' niElidiy, the county f>trce has been mi'sj udgell. S t J KM ART NE '111NIES. Deaith-Dealing 'Machine's For BV?nt Mbnroe. The work of placing snbmurine muiracB in the prtnt-iipat harbors of the Atiaimtiic coniet has been o3mmenict\i and $1,000,000 is to be epenit upon tbSs branch <xZ de? fense. Quite a. number of the engineer corps wh'o have been ensured in river and harbor work oif a penerlall chniraicter hb.ve .been detached ifrbm such duity and! ordered to tUke charge of toiyiing oif the mfnes. rFc-tsterday momling a number of Jorge aindhlors, to 1?? used ih eonr.eetioh with cffienftMlc caibles in piun'ting- mines, were a.'t OFOrt Monroe. The mines Whhh are to be need hoive been ait the font for svime time, hut just when they wiiil b? pJa.niteU' cannot toe sltaltied with any degree of ceri'aflhtiy. lit is thought that the work wi'li tot d'omo at once. A large corps ?.f emgiineeirs are expected (to airrliive ait Olid Point 'alt any time to uittemd to the 'work. The imEnies wiM he laliid out between the cupes amd the chatine? off the Rip Rape. iWheh the work is finished Ham.p'Jcm Roads a'nd Chesapeake iBay will be well! dtif <:'rfded'. !FVnnty-!t-\vV> buoyis (to be used in .pQlaietng the torpedoes ?were received yesteiid'ay. Thle Angilo Amwriciin Cable Company's steaimer (MiinliOi- arrived eariy yesterday ffom Key West where she was engaged in giovetnnimewt work. It lb- beiltieved. that ?the miines amd' torpedoes wiii'l he laid from thlite v<et-!sie8. OLD POPNT HOTELS. 'Hygeia and ?Cham'ber'ilin WiM Noit Come | Down. AisiilHsialnit Secretary 'Mteklejollvn, of the Wtcr Department, htttt stri'd thait it he re mlo^a'l Vir rnzihg vyf the Hygeia* amd Ohhimtoesrllni ho'rete is no point of the pr-asenit projektt of prepamaltEMnis for the niai'ik?na!l defense at- Fort tMoiwue. These | 'Surge htoite?s are IbuGU't on the go verm ntenit rescrvatSbn alt Old Pviinlt w-iuh the nin'd'frlS'tti.ni.H'nig 'thait the government ?may. without 'HailbliBity 'for a cilaliim. of daimalg'eis. renwve them to cat;e of ne cvafsCty during war. rrhe hioitels. 'he stays; are ntift to the [ way unileiss t?te gums of the ifbnt shouid .?the t raEneid! due stouth. wih'ich they are | mat lliktefly tb be even ih <ttse of war. lir.t-'teaid of nvnio'vimig tlhe ho'teli?. ilt has bttln siuggete'ied tha't they 'be used ns sj.i.veirr.im.en't hiuisipi tatls shonild war -be d'evOarod. Severtal times lit has been rumtured thait !ihe hoiteis Were to be pu'll'eid down, amd tain one odL-asion St wiais reported | thait the preparatiutnii were betng made. Thift=vJ 'reynortfe have ai'rways been de? nied., amid n'-iw tthe deniiti'it; are auilhoni taidiVcUy cvn'tirmed by the -Wair Depant .menit iitse'.'f. 'GREAT rfll PROViEMTSNT MA0>E ?In the Furni^hlinig oif Uhe .New Btannes ! Holted. The ini.piwenivints wnhfiteh lare betog ptf.t in ait thle new Barnes. Hwteil are | meatfly com.pltiteid. ?Neiairty $:'..000 have l>een expended on .the house im> maikinig it um-ito-daife, amd . it ?hv>wts i't- iMloet 'bf the -rboimls haive been fepiaipered amd re.ptv.nted, the offloe hia? been irefltteld amd refaperesi and Uhe pv*? alni.1 bar iroioimte ihutve ibeen e?m .pi^te'ly remodeled1. ?000 wia? expended on it'h else i-ooims alfcne. iNe'w .fumnSituire has taten ?he pflace bf the oid thrVAighont the holttU, amd a tbnnvu^h sysltbm of eiectrlic VightB and beite hlave be?>n. 9nistiattte?l. The work has been ?g.ihntr on 'for over a week amd wliill not be emitlire'ly eompie'ted formeanfly ?a week tb come. i ARRIVALS AT THE BARNES. The 'folSoiwtaig were the. alnriva-is at Itihe Barne? Hotel yesiterdny: r\V. E. Sheeiev, W. iH. Giimone, S. P. ?Morton Jr., <Se?. ?upfteld, Ballnlimoife; ('hut?. A. <^>x. ChieuKo; J. N. Scnile.cMi. R S Grant*'P. HWfhe'imer. IE. S. Wml liims -W S. irorrts. A. W. Cai.niiek. A. W. 'Maileit't. J. E. Weist, Norfolk: F iF Baughnn-, Itikflrmomd: A. E. Flram ci's, Cllcveilahd, O.: C. C. 1>udlley. J. M. lililehardV!, -New- York; H. W. Lewis, Newipomt 'News. MAY HAVE TO PAY LICENSES. I It wviB learned yvi-te^day flrotm a re? liable isomrsie that wfner April 1 it is Ipr- iposea itb make newis'Woys-ipay ?lieer.ses I for the rfshtj to seli i>ajp*rs on the street. !If this is Jone, Haiffititbm w?il 'be about .he onily f5asj4<^n the United ?t?ltes I where biT^-i5Tsitrugglinig tb mhike a ifew p^nmlieb fbr themselves, l?me maide to pay licemtse for eelKS'ug papers. A .prominent alttomiey, when alsikieid bis WpfilnCtom) yestendaiy, taid: "Why, .wfiuo Iever hehirVi oif such a thing? Thait wouXd be an ontrageoiusi uhdng anid efiibuld not be allowed." -ii^-SJasisi.'i N NEWS DEtBDS RECORDED. 'Din.' CoJtowUhjbj d*.wfo were recorded im tihe cU-eirk'si office yesterdtry: 'MaiHchli BrOwm. et ux., to J. T. Leo; cun-sSdtTu.tK.ni. JS??. OhUa-'ivs T>. Smith, ett ux.. :tb J. W. RlcihuJivlteoiii trustee: wnsM^aitloin. ?"?<>. BRIBE ITEMS. The enufitser BrVwkfliyn aimivrtl at OKI Poiniit yosstwUluy Cram XvwjV.?-t News. (Tnia boy with t<hV.- 'toy bal!ihx?na <likl nWt imatee Hits aippteuraarce om ihe stireet yewt?irUuiy. tAie exlterntt'l eXiplotsioin wob enoaiglh IV?r Jni'm. IA Eairge mjliimbea- lot whips were iiu l-kunpivm rtt?Wka*-"'ywtVt?l,ay. aifriuid no venture .wit in Hille gufle. 1A small flrtf Vjocurred in the house owned by >Irw. J.unites Bfrckfomd, om (Mias senbua-g ?m-et .Mvwiduy morning iWSi?wh was cuiuseU by u. defective Hue. Very iii'tlte damage watt uWe. LOOKHn FOR SAILORS. Last nltsttt the ohiWf pei'-.y officer of tlhe ibaltitCeislhi.p MtiM.woh'ufcetits made a .?avur vjif the juSilfe in- 'Haimiptinn and Phoe? bus tlo wee if he otfutU find u?y of the seainVeiru ifivm Mto vihip wttn> mishit (halve bekSn 'Pocked up 'for drwi'kaninesB. ale tV.u.nU IVtur cwMftawd 'im Uk? Ilampt>iB jialill, but hone in Phoebus. A DIVIDED HOUSE. The Old Jinn Enjoyed the Old Wo XBiiin*n Prrdlcnoient. It had rained for four days, not a damp, insinuating drizsle, but a down? pour that swept everything before it; the washes, usually nothing but dreary stretches of sand and boulders, were raging torrents, the zanjas were run? ning full to overflowing with dirty flood water, and the whole face of the country bore testimony U> the ravages of the storm. I was riding slowly along In the San Dimas district, picking my way as best I could along the line of ruts that was called a road, when an old man glided out of the underbrush and stopped me. He was soaking wet and had evi? dently been out during the entire storm; but even the dampness of the weather did not destroy the smile with which his face was over-spread. "Howdy, stranger," he exclaimed, "hit's bin a ralnin'!" "So I see," I answered, "and you seem to have been out in it." "Every bit of hit. stranger, hit's bin a ralnin' fer four days, an' I've been a langhin' all the time. Te see the joke Is on the ole woman this time. Jes' before this yoar flood started we got ter argufyin' about the prospects I said hit wuz goin' ter rain, an' the ole woman said hit wuzn't, an' pret? ty soon this year argufyin' got so warm thet I called fer a divisshun ol the house, an' the old woman second? ed the motion an' immediately took the inside an' gave me the outside, an' then the flood came, an' I've been iaughin' ever since." "Is It a laughing matter to bo-out in the rain for four days?" "Under the circumstances hit Is, stranger. Ye see thet's my ranch up pander. Wul, hit hadn't bin a rain In' more than fifteen minutes before the chicken house went down in the wash, then the barn went, an' then the shack followed." "With your wife in It?" "With the ole woman in hit!" he shouted, slapping his leg with glee. "Look down yander. thar she is!" I looked in the direction he was pointing and there in the middle of the wash was the remains of the shack with the old woman sitting oa the ridge pole, wildly waving her sunbon net for help, while around and about her raged the torrent. "Come on down, stranger," said the old man, "I wanter ter talk ter the ole woman." * Curious to see the outcome I fol? lowed the old man down to the bank of the wash. "Hello, ole woman!" he yelled, when he got within shouting distance, "has hit bin a rainin?" There was no answer to this, but the old woman's actions were sugges? tive. Throwing her sunbonnet into the flood she commenced to slide down the roof. "Holy smoke!" gasped the old man. "she's goin' ter swim ashore! Stran? ger, we'd better git! When the ole woman is mad she's a holy terror, but when she's both wet an' mad she's a?" The rest I failed to catch as the old man was already legging it down the road. Power of the Prelis. It was in the Yildiz kiosk. The lux? urious tyrant was indulging the blues by ordering massacres and assinatlons. and was evidently in a horrible hu? mor. When his chamberlain entered and prostrated himself the sultan growled fiercely, "Well?" "The American ambassador wishes to see you." "Tell the dog of an infidel that this is my busy day." The chamberlain sneaked out and returned a moment later with conster? nation on every feature. "What now?" shrieked the sultan. "Oh, most serene majesty! thy ser? vant has made a grievous mistake. It Is not the American ambassador, but an American reporter.' The tyrant trembled In every limb. "Adifilt him at once, and I will apologize In person for keeping him waiting. But as for you?the cord and the Bosphorus." Stamping his foot, he called the hideous mutes who do his bidding, and even as the reporter entered the cham? berlain was led shrieking to his doom. Inviting. "This," said the Kansas editor, look? ing over the top of his spectacles, "is the most inviting manuscript I have received for a long time." "What is it?" asked the foreman. "A poem, beginning, 'Come, drink with me!'"_ ? Lost OpportnnitleH. Hungry Higgles?Well, well! Here 18 a story 'bout a feller gittin' >600 fer a dop bite. Weary Watkine?You don't say? Jist think et the forching we otto have at t that M.te!. ... HBagMifliilgMiTO THE NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE NEWSPAPAR, W. W. WARREN, News Dealer, Opposite the Postotllce. BOYS WANTED. You Don't Buy a. stove ewy month, so that when you do huy you want to look around a little amd see where you can get the greatest satisfaction Coir your money. We have a great line of stoves here, and we can suit any pocketbook with our 'priees. Qeo. M. Richter, He. 8 Q.U'-n street. Hampton, Va NEWPORT SEWS AD3. 8 Eat f\t MACKEY'S RESTAURANT Meai? .-? mt stoun. Fir: i class Din nor, 2oe Fr.;u; 12 to3 P. at. The best tiiat the market alfoi-fls in every re spect. Game in season. Suppers fur? nished to parties on short notice. Cor. Washington Avenue and 24th St. UP-STAIRS. GEORGE L.OHSE, mijr. A Good Judge of Fuel will never burn anything hut our high grade coal It la not only ?atU'aetory Cor cooking and beating purposes, but its intense heat and long continued combustion make It eoanomtccul m th* household. 6. 6. SMITH & GO.. Seventeenth street and Lafayette Avs. ?phonf 1834 '* 2*?Q.wJtf0n> TUB ROAD TO FAME Is often step by step. Ann* this may be said of thing* a? weld as man. Stap by step the Weber ?und Wbecd cek Pianos have cllmlbeid the ladder of lame end now stand at the top, th* peer of any. Write for lsiitarmatlon und prfoes to The Hume, Mint r Co, >Vt MAIN STREET, NORFOLK. VA. Our representative, Mt. J. E. Dunbair, I? In, Newport N?wa srrery Tuesday. _- t-W iHlsWiB J w Cj i.V (s, CONTRAOTOa FOR BR?CK AND ?TON*' WORK, CONCRSTINQ, BTC. Estimates! cheerfully given. Offloe ta rotno No. T, CUleens aod Marine Bank. !*.. O. Aox IM. ?aM-asr ftr>m bealthy cows ?stated* aa d?&e as a house and aft ways open for Inspection?0 oootM a duart or 8 cents a ptnrt- Milk from Jer? sey OOWB B cents a quart or 4 casts a pint in class bottles. DeBvenad any ?ntven In tha ctty. J. E. Langsloi?/. Safe H-tt _ O. D. Chandler -CONTRACTOR. OrtUng. Bxoavattng-, Carting, Haul tif of all kinds promptly attended to Special attention to- stevedoring. Men tad teams f urn totted at short notice, oeflas: 8100 Lafayette Avenue. M MW P. a. Box: m. und Family Liquor St?r? ? BSTflBbl8rlED IN 1888. % la the place for yon to buy joxa. J Wines and Liquors for (.looking and Viedicinal purposes. inese are me Rules 01 liie Gale ana soioo 1 C3 CO ca , *=> jJTo 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. C3 3> All ord?rs by mall trta reserve mumt I ittentioo. P.J.MUGLER No. ana Washington avsin?s, P. O. Box 10. NEWPORT NSW?. YA. E. W. JOHNSON I 'ONTRACTuK and K('il.i>Ki< ?N'BWPOBT .VKW vA Plansand S^eciuontfn eJhort Notio TJbVVHLIiERfi' GUEDB. M-l ROH ANTS & MINERS TRANS? PORTATION CO.'B ?TBAMJBTB . BS FOR BOSTON. PROVIDBNCB. UALTIMORH. Leave Newport News via Norfolk for Boston every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, ?ailing- from Norfolk at 6 P. Leave for Prorldecoe every Tine day, Thursday and Saturday at < P. If. Leave Newport News for BcJtlmor* iaily (except Tuesday) at E P. U-, cea acting for Wasslngtoa. Pailadclpkie I ind New York. Fare to BaDbMffa, ?a* way $8.W; round trip J6.ee, Including I stateroom bertn. Aocommodatlaea and I culolne umequsilled. Fretsbt tad BUne gers taken for all points north and east. For farther Information, apply to L. C. SAUNDSRS, ajut, it*Wp9it News. W. P. TUHNHR, Q. P. A. J. C. WBMTNHY. *. Sfi. f*ec?ral Or?oa. Baitlroer?. IM c HBSAPEAKB & OHIO RAILWAY TW. TRATNS DAI" Y FOR WASH? INGTON. TWO THROUGH TRAINS FOvt CINCINNATI. la EFFECT JANUARY 5. ISM. WESTWARD. Lv. Newport New* Ar. Richmond At Washing too Lv. Richmond Ar. Charlotteavl?j Ar. Clifton Forge Ar. Hot Springs Ar Ronoeverte Ar. White Sulp. Spga Ar. Huntington Ar. Cincinnati Ar Louisville Ne.1 0:Wa. [ll:iSa. ?8:48 p. t.lAp. 6:41 p. 8:H p. ?:S1 8:25 a. 7:65 a. No. ? 4:(S p. ?:88 p. 11:88 p. 19:88 p 1:48 p ?.ata. l:Ka T:8ea. IS:?*" e:li& 8:88 ty ?Except Sunday. Other time daily. No. 1 Old Podjrt to Ciaalnoatt es? Louisville daily. Parlor oar Old Petavt to Richmond and Pullman slsaptag ?aa Richmond for Cincinnati, Lou?rvRSe am? St. Louis. Meals served on atoiag ear west of Gordonsv?il?. Connects at Riaa moHd for Lynohirorg ast<2 Lesiagtaft, Va. No. 8 for Clneinja*.tl *Uty. Psfliaa? sleepers Old Fatal to aiKOos, W. and Gordonsvllle to Cincinnati! asA LeuieviUe. Meals oervod on eissac ears est of Gordonwv lUe. Fop Norfolk. Lv. Newport News Ar. Norfolk Ar. Portsmouth Natt Daily. 11: ?S a. lt:eS p. m-.isp. Mo. 4 ?a?J-_ 6:65 p. 7:88?. T-.M?. For Old Point No. 1 _Daiiy^ Lv. Newport Newa I li-es a. | 8:68 Ar. Hampton I 11:28a. trat?. Ar. Old Point_I U:SS s. | S:8Sp. Steamer LouIps teavea Portenxrts?t? dally at 7:4? A. SC. and 8 P. SC.; leave* Norfolk 8 A.M. and 8:8? P. M. for New -irt News For tickets, rates otter asforma tloa, apply to B. w. RobiisaB, ticket agent, Newport News, Va., or Joes D. Potto, assistant genera, passesc*' <g..ni Rtoutr??n<J rP HE NORFOLK * WASHi.NiJT 1 STEAMBOAT COVPANY The New and Powerful Iron Paiac. Steamers, Newport News Was?i.igiui a.,d Norfolk, will leave dally aj f-dlow* NOr TH BOUND earners leave Portsmouth, toot of North atre< t at Leave Nor?-Ik. fc street at.. Lea\ Old F .ihi m Wan h i n ?*f * ? p * <-> r n W Leaven Jis? ii Leave., t'titiaae Arrives ii VV &:?'i ?f v ;tn oi uiio Uouipauj u> au^?if? ?trsnxers are coimi>?r?iivsiy ne? bean built in iaZi, and are otteu most luxuriant manner, w itt. e.. o. ?Mill '>el!? and steam heal in mu ro mim axe supplieu wita ever.- ie taeoeason trom 'h ?>????- ? Norfolk, Va. ' I ?> d?. aiThiAilKii. a. -a. jA' uAla. x will leave Newport News with eota ireigjyt and paseengere for PetsrobaBa every Monday, Wednesday Friday ibout T:1S A. M., andi -will leave Newport News fear Norfolk every Tuoeay, Tkure day aad Saturday about 8:8? P. M. Will leavs Norfolk every Moa?ay. Wednesday an* Thursday at t A. M saarp. S- W. PHTT.LTPa Owner. OLD DOMINION lyrSAJisHIP CO. DAILY SHRVICK BJPTWBHN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA POINTS. The elegant pasaenser steam?ktps Jameetown, Torktiown, Guyondotte, Prinoeesi Anne, Old DkanJaoion, leave New York every day except Busdny a* 8:88 P. M. far Norfolk and Newport N?w?, touching at Far trews Manxoe era tae south bound trip. The ehips of this One leerre Norfolk Co? N?w York direct every afiffkt a,t T:89 o'clock. A short, deltgkttel asd invigorating voyage. FAKES: Flret-oleas, etraigkt, taMtatiBe meals and berth.8 8 W Flrst-dass, round trip, tecSwaV lng meale and kertk. M j8 ateerage without eaboiateaec. 4 M Steamer Luray arrtve? from Smsts fleld and learee for Norfolk daily ex? cept Sunder, at 8:8? A. Retttrsi*B? Ieavee NorfoT fror Bay Lias wkar* every day except Sunday at 8-P M. M. B. CBOWSHA, A??B?.