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A .MOST PAMOUS MODEL.
Tae "Woman Who Posed for Millet** " The Ancclus." 1 Mere Adele. Millet's model for the ?^Angelus." litis for the first time had ier fine features reproduced in the plastic art. She h>is been painted, sketched, photographed and posed for painters and students, but it remained >Jor Mr. Brooks of Boston to complete >a half life-sized bust of the famous model in wax-. It has been cast in -plaster, and is soon to be reproduced -in bronze and marble. ?This will probably be Adele's last ap "pearance among the artists. She lias Jong since given up jiosins and it was not an easy task for the sculptor to get her to pose. Though poor and al "tnost in want, the old woman was sen? sitive about having her pained, care? worn and wrinkled features repro? duced. She knew that portraits which fpi? immortalize her. taken in all her 'strength, vigor, health and beauty, bad been sent out to the world years ago and, on the laurels which they have brought her she was conteiiti d to rest. Besides, she is now too fee? ble to pose, for though only 58 years of age. Mere Adele is a confirmed in? valid and unable to move from h< r easy chair without assistance, si In. her simple-mitid dness Mere Adeie l ? is unconscious thai her beauty now. i though another type, is far beyond j i What it was when she was -Millet's I , millet's Monur. tor tiik "ashem s." favorite model. The- very brainy for which Millet chose her lias become in? tensified by her life of struggle, poverty and care. The face is more tender, more enduring, sweeter in expression and bespeaks a life of honest toil, sup? ported by undying faith. f.j l She was horn within a stone's throw of the little thatched cottage where she now lives. Her father was a de? serter from one of Napoleon's regi? ments. He hid in liarbizon and later married Adele's mother. I Her earliest remembrances are of her Jife in the fields, helping her father to gather potatoes and turnips. At the age of 15 she was taken into the house of Mine. Millet as a domestic. She took almost entire charge of the painter's children and in her spare moments posed. I The story goes thai while she was one day assisting her father in the fields, Millet watched her front his suldio window and made several sketches of her in his sketch book. Just as he was about to leave the window he saw the father anil (laughter bow their heads in prayer as the Angelus bell pealed from the little Barbizon church tower. It was then that lie conceived the idea for the painting which made his repu? tation, and which incidentally inade "?" --that of his model. v.< \_ ;i I iliiylitK IJrinUs Wich Null*. I There is an endless number of tricks resorted to by the man with the fear? ful and everlasting thirst to get a drink after his financial means have become exhausted. A new one comes to the front, and a Pittsbtirg saloon? keeper was the victim. During Hie early morning the German proprietor ? of the place seated himself at one end of the bar and read hist morning paper %<*??? while wailing for trade. A glass work % er who was known to the proprietor - rushed into the place on his way to i... work and threw something on the bar. s?> It rolled off into ilie rinse tank back 3 of the bar. i "I threw a dime over there, S-," he said, "but I guess you can find it." ; "Oh! that's all right, Jack. What will you have';", I ! "Give me a 'jigger,' " the man re? plied. The glass of che,;;, whiskey known fe by that name was served and the man ..' hurried to work. I The same tiling occurred twice f again during the week, and on Satur? day the tank was cleaned out. ; "You wiil find ihre? dimes in that tank," said the proprietor to the wo ..; man who was doing the cleaning; but ? when the bottom of the tank was reached a half dozen tcnpenny nans t'; were found. The mar, had been w>*rk %}. Ing the night bartender in the same ;K ? fashion. I Cycling AIi iiil>i-r? i,r Parliament. '? The bicycle is now so freely used by members of the British Parliament ... that a special storeroom will have to s * be erected for their accommodation at : Westminster. iV-.' Blcyelln? liirti?. Members of the feathered world have proved apt pupils in cycling, and 'there are at least two cockatoos whose command of the bicycle is as perfect as it is wonderful. One belongs to the Bellonls, the owners of a very talented Xaraily of birds, and, besides ordinary .'riding, it gives an aerial performance, riding a tight wire. The other clever ^cockatoo was trained by Mile. Irma Orbasono, and rides a trycicle. These .?birds use their beaks for the purpose of erlog their machines and pedal with A NAVAL TRAGEDY. OLD-TIME CATASTROPHE RECALLED BY THE MAINE DISASTER. The ISur-timr The destruction or tne warsnip Maine recalls a fearful tragedy in United States naval history, iu which the Secretaries of Stale anil the Navy and oilier persons were instantly kiil ed many were wounded, and the President and several prominent statesmen and high officials had ex? tremely narrow escapes from death. years ago, on the afternoon of Febru? ary 2S, 1S44, on hoard the United States war steamer Princeton, Commo? dore Stockton, on the Potomac River, about fifteen miles below Washington. larger guns of Hie ships armament, a new and to the commander a favorite piece of ordanee. To exhibit the superiority of these new and formidable cannon Commo eeived on board a large and bnl.tant company of both sexes for an excur? sion down the river. In this party were included President Tyler, Mrs. Robert Tyler. Miss Cooper, John Ty? ler, Jr., from the White House; a large number of officers, iu full uni? form; all the members of Hie Cabinet, except Mr. Spencer: many other per? sons of high official rank. Senators and Repres.entiit.ives. attaches and secretaries of legation; Gen. Almonte, Minister from Mexico, Ace. in till about 400 persons. When tho Princeton had fairly pass? ed Fort Washington the Peacemaker was shotted and fired, the effect of which proved its remarkable power, and won the admiration of all on board. An hour afterward, by re? quest, the piece was loaded for firing a second time. The gun was now pointed to leeward, and behind it stood Commodore Stockton: a little to the lefL of him Mr. J. Washington Tyson, Assistant Postmaster-General. By the slda or the latter, a little be? hind him, stood Mr. Strickland of Philadelphia, and a little to the right of but behind him. Col. Ben ton of Missouri, who had a lady at his arm, ua<i .Itirige S. S. l'helps, Senator from Vermont. To the leeward of the gun stood Judge I'pshur. the Secretary of State, and Gov. Gilmor, the Secretary of the Navy; and a siiort distance be? hind them Mr. Maxey, the late Charge d'Affair.'s to^Belgium. By the side of him stood the Hon. Mr. Gardiner of New York and Commodore Kennen, chief of the Navy Bureau. On firing the gun a murderous blast succeeded?the whole snip shook and reeled?and a dense cloud of smoke enveloped the entire group on the forecastle; lust when this blew away ?an awful and heartrending scene pre? sented itself to the view or the hushed and agonized spectators. The gun had burst at a point three or four feet from tho breech, and scattered death and destruction all around: The lower part of the gun, from ihe trunnions, to the breech, was blown off. .Secretary i'pshur was badly cut over the eye and in his legs, and ex? pired in a very few minutes. Mr. Gilmer of Virginia?under whose ofil cial direction, as Secretary of the Navy, lite power of this great gun was tested?was likewise mortally wound? ed and soon breathed his last. Mr. Maxey had his arms and one of his legs cut off. Mr. Gardiner of New York?the future father-iii-la w of President Tyler? and Commodore Kennen died in about half an hour. About a dozen sailors were badly wounded; one was dead, and behind him, Col. Bunion, Judge f'helps, and Mr. Strickland, us if dead, were ex? tended on the dsttk. Mr. Tyson of Philadelphia, near by, was unhurt, al? though a piece of tho gun had passed through his hat about two inches from his skull. President Tyler escaped by a. close margin, he having been called back from where he stood just a mo? ment before. Col. Thomas Hart Benton. author of "My Thirty Years in the Senate," the father-in-law of Gen. Fremont, and one of the most noted men of the old regime, gives an interesting account of Iiis own experience at the time of the explosion. Among other things, he says: "Bleut. Hunt caused the gun In be worked, to show the ease and precis? ion with which her direction could be changed, and then pointed down the river to make the tire, himself and tne gunners standing near the breach on the right. I opened my mouth wide to receive the concussion in the inside as well as on the outside, so as to lessen the force of the external shock. 1 saw the hammer pulled back, heard a tap, saw a flash, felt a blast in the face, and knew that my hat was gone; and that was the lust thai 1 knew of the world or ot myself for a time, of which 1 could give no account. "The first that I know of myself or of anything afterward was of rising up at Lhe broach of the gun, seeing the gun llself split open: two scann n, the blood oozing from their ears and nos? trils, rising and reeling near me. and Commodore Stockton, hat gone and face blackened, staadi bolt upright, staring fixedly upon the shattered gun. 1 had heard no noise, no more than the dead. 1 only knew thai the gun had burst frcm seeing Its frag? ments. I hud gone through the ex? perience of a sudden death, as If from lightning, which extinguishes i knowledge and sf nsation, and take on? out of the woild wi hunt thought | or feeling. I 'Mrs* I know what it is to die without knowing it, and that such a death is nothing to him that revives." What Vo'??t lellS a story of two I young women with bright auburn hair ! who had just sat down to luncheon at the Berkeley Arms, New York City, when a llorid matron with a crimson dress took a seat opposite, and, aflet glancing tit her neighbors and examin? ing the menu, remarked to the waiter that red-head ducks were not served that day. Then thi waiter came around to get the young women's order, whereupon one of th?m glanced at the florid woman and then at the bill of fare, and said I to her sister: "The boiled lobster Is not | an the b?l.** w >*??, H Jean get wlint you want at LASH'S? froni a joint of stove f fi gl gpipe to a diamond ring. Tin-latest pa; terns of all modern ' 1 S 1 I you are nol quite'' rfiadv to buy yet come in and look ? ? 'I 9 around?it costs you nothing to look?then you can get an \Jf ti1?J ide.-t wlint you want to Cornish your house with. Tear up your old carpets mid pur down nice fresh mattings and buv them liere. Over 200 rolls to select from. Vour hut ler will molt and your*in?ats and vegetables spoil with? out a refrigerator. We bitve" the Farson. the liest on the market. Save motiev, worry and iue.it by using a Farson. Ladies, you don't have In hurn your s?lf und y?ur husband's money up this summer cooking on mi old wal sto've. We can fur? nish vott with the famous Dangler nil or gasoline stove. No ashes, no beut, no wal bills. Perfectly safe ami cheap. Every one guar? anteed. Baby carriages - the celebrated Key wood. The kind that don't need p~ush\ng to l>c sold. 11 y.tse any at all use a Hey wood, or else can y ( he ehild. for children don't make smart men and women unless rolled in :i Heywood carriage. We.take pains in selecting good, serv let-able and stylish goods. Our stock is more complete tban ever. Our prices are merely noth? ing win pared wii li other stores. Our time is yours to show you the goods, and we will give von good terms on what you buy. Now we could not he any lutire liberal unless we would gfve you the goods. We wont do that, bill we will give them to yon on stich easy terms that von will never miss ,\ hat von pay forthem. ' Know tiie Place?2803 and 2805 Washington avc. THERE IS ONLY ONE Dr. . 11. bOO l\ ?NMhXJw** 4 Now i eat-l at corn-,,- ? ^ i over I-.1<m1 Pharmacy. 4jof!!ce Hours 3 A. M. to 5 V. M. 4 CT ?nu,: and Twenty-eighth street, Sundays, 9 A. M. to 12 M. rCCTH .5 DOLLARS ? 2be<5T set .I rr ln.S DOLLARS* 'f- -Vi'Tf H i i - I l-l- I l I .. IS I'iROTOBlION ~ BRIDGE WORKAND CROWNS, 22 KARAT COLD. $5.00 PER TOOTH. EXTRACTING.25 cents yfr ^yr tfjp PAINLESS EXTRACTING.-50 cent SILVER FIXiLTNG .;. ?ED FIBLLXG.*l-00 up entt P .50 cents up ' ? ? dflnenm lion or THE DDE I ft1 1$ Contains a graphic description of the great naval 0-* event, at the shipyard Thursday, together with ^ copiously illustrated descriptive articles about # the shipyard, the city of Newport News, the *|5 light between the Alabama and Kearsarge, the United Slates Xavy and many other interesting ^ I'eat tires. The edition is printed on book paper ^ and is the handsomest publication ever issued in g& Newport News. Send a copy to your friends at home. ^ Price: 5 Genfs, ^ Pi TT T I i J' OFFICE <>r- PUBLICATION. Those Who Cilve Trading Stamps. Directi iry of merchants now giving I Clothing Co., 3000 "Washington a ve.: trading stamps in Newport Neu-: Klias Pevser, 2715 Washington ave.; Biikery?it. A. .Tcsser, 8020 Wash- Philips \ Muistoii, 2001 Washington ingtoii a ve. ave. Bicycles ;mti Sundries?alaguyro &i\ (>'roeerlos?M<- Xai n (" James, 232 Small". 251i;W'asliington ave. 2Stli sr.; Wolf Lew, 3212 Washington Boots and Shot-Phillips & Mars- a re: G. Albert Lou/.. 2500 Jefferson ton, Washington avenue and 20th st.; I ave; 1'.. Grail'. 21st sr., and Jefferson Klias l'i'vser. 2715 Wasliinglon itve.; 1 ave; BrightwelUV Hurt. 3U0li Lafav Baltimore Clothing Co., 3001! Wash-1 ette ave; Hollan & Ward, 3808 Lafay ingtoti ave.: Ii. Sommers, 2000 Wash- Juste ave; N ve ,V Jennings, 1013 27th inglon ave. sr; L. A. Be'vil! A" Co., 2:',2 2-lth st: It. Clothing?Klias Peyser, -'715 Wash- L Woodsou. Bill 27th sr. ton a ve.: Baltimore Clot hing <'?.. liOUli | Hats and < laps?H. Sommers, 200C nil,1. 1 Washington ave. I la rness?A. J. Clark.222 27th st. Jeweler and Optician? John J P.-iliner. 222 28th st. Laundry?Newport News Steam Lamulrv, 2l:i 271 h sr. Moni Markets-W. H. Sears. 8103 Washington ave; B. B. Wilkins. Ml 27th st; K. Graff, Jefferson ave., and 21si st: Ii. N. Gordon, 8-110 Lafay Wnshiiigte China, (ilass and Queensware?The Adams Baek.-l Store, 2805 Washing? ton ave.: Joseph i\ instein, 28il St. Cigars and Tobacco?O. 15. Law? rence, 2507 Washington avc. Confectionery and Ice Cream ? 11. A. .lesser. 3020 Washington ave. j Druggists?Klor's Drug Store, 2008 I Washington ave.; Klor's Central Drug Store. 2711 Washington ave.: I Kloi's ITi? Town Drug Store, Wash? ington ave. and :; Ith st. Drv Goods?A. P. Hlitlgins & Son, oppo'siie P. O. Dyeing ami i'I.-a hing Virginia Sleiini i ieaningaml Bye Works, John Aiisi : inn, pri iprielor. Gents' furnishings?II. Sommers, Photographers?Rush & Shaw. 2013 Washington ave. Special photo? graphing on handkerchiefs. Printers-Bright. & Belch, 317 25th 2000 Wasliinglon Ball iniore j '1 Stationery?C. B. Lawrence, 2507 Washington ave. Teas. Coffees and Spices?Michigan 8010 Wasliinglon A Good Judge of Fuel wlil nt-ver burn anything but our high ;ing purposes, hut I long continu.-d economical .n the 6 6. SMITH & GO., Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave. 'Phone 2G21. tin 2>su.w&f0m J. K. 8WJNKKTOH, Clmmc? 31'KCIAB RATHS TO C0MMKR0IA1 TRAVKLKHS. AMERICAN AKD BJTJHOPEAH PiUaN. EASTER OFFERINGS aricity of stylos and novel fitted wiiiuli ohocmlaites, cStoice ocmifeatli'oin i,ry we e cakeb and surprises for 'morning that will make rahle to young and old. A. B. WiLHJNK, _'1T Twenty , v< nth street, near Wasih ington avenue. VA, TRANSPORTATION CO., W. R. SCULL, Manager. S t or age War eh ouse. Freight, Baggage, Safes and Furni? ture Carefully and Promptly Moved. All kinds of Hauling done at low rates. 'RRONB i53V P. O. BOX 1?. j Ways (To Get Money Sell Pure Drups for It. We are ieaders in the city SECOND? Sell g-ood cigars for it. We have the finest line in the city. THIRD? Sell Tenney's candies for it. We sell the only genuine in the city. FOURTH? Sell cut flowers for it. We are the only rlace that handle them.. FIFTH? Sell toilet articles for it. We have the best assort? ment in the city. Prescription work is our specialty. Send us yours. Im. G. Burgess, Warwick Pharmacy. Phone 2596. TRY &ye Opener* AT THE Bear Paw Buffte, 448 TWENTY-EIGHTH STREET, Q W. Todd, Proprietor. A Gentleman's Place. Here ore a Sew of my specialties; Old Virginia Mountain Brands, Old Clemmer Honey Blossom, Braddoek's Maryland Rye, ?rwood Montlce.lo, Monongahela, pe.ve-U Sour Mash. Old Cix.w, Richmond Club. Taylor's Hand-made Sour Mash, Oscar Pepper, J. E. Pepper, Jefferson Club, Guckenheimer, Murry Hill Club. Old Kentuck, Our l'et Eastern Rye, ~?port Kentu ky, Shenandoah and North Curtoillna Apple pie Brandy. The most approved brands of rum. pin, cordials, etc., blackberry. Sherry, Wild Cherry Wine anil Port Wines. The finest brands of union male cigars. Everything first-class. Oo to the Bear Paw Buffet for one of Todd's Nightcaps. and tidings for /Hen's Wear. We have pre? pared for your selec? tion a most 1 rand some stock of r aster sui ts. I- aster hats I?aster shoes: L9aster eixings. There is nothing wanting in our store to fit you for the sea? son at. a reasonable price from head to foot. We await your inspection. Our Boys' Depart? ment is replete with a nobby and durable line of Suits. Shoes and Mats. Bring your boys to us for their school and Easter suit. We arc prepared to show the ladies the most exquisite line of uji to date SHOHS and would be pleased to have them call and examine our stock. and The Reliable Clothier. Shoer Matter. \TEW DANK IN ATONAL OUILDING $500 Offered to anyone bringing mc a Watch h cannot put in first-class order, f\. J. HAUSER, . . . .... WflTGflES AND JEWELRY PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER. Wo. 208 Twenty-eighth Street, auaJEMm Newport Nevra, jVa, New Spring at. Don't Disappoint us Care To do all of the clothing business this Spring, but wo want to get a good share of it. We are preparing our stock to meet the require? ments of ttie most fastidious men in the city. When you thiok proper to get your Heady Made Suit, do not miss us. IF YOU intend to have your suit made to measure for Easter, leave your.order with us NOW. We are pre? paring to show you a very handsome line of fabrics,and guarantee satisfaction in fit, yliape aud workmanship. We ex ect to sell you your BannerClothier 2(50(3 Washington avenue. 99 raj H 2517 Washington avenue, nearly opposite P. O., g is the place to lind almost everything you want H in notions, shirts, overalls, muslin and gauze un H derwear. children's dresses, knee pants, jackets, corset 1 S ty we ? weis, ribbons, ho.-,e, pins, needles, china, tinware, toys. etc. In prices and truali second to none. Prices vary from lc to SUE M. Ci AK ROTT & CO. O. B. WEST, President. D. S. JONES, Vice-President. W. B. VEST, Cashier. Citizens and Marine Bank OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA. CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $15 000 PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15,500. A general hanking business. Every facility offered for uafe and prompt transaction of business on favorable termj. The accounts of Corporations. Firms and Individuals solicited. Special attention given 'o collections. Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. , A SPECIAL SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS OP Cl AND UPWARD. DIRECTORS: G. B. West, H. E. Farkar, T. M. Benson, J. B. Jennings, L. P. Stearnes, E. T. Ivy, D. S. Jones. A. C. Garrett. J. M. Curtis. W. A. Post, President. J. R. Swinerton, Vice-President. J. A. Willett, Cashier FIRST NATIONAL BANK OP NEWPORT NEWS. GftPlTftb $100,000- SURPLUS $27,000 DIREC TORS : W. A. Post, J. R. Swinerton, M. B. Crowelh M. V. Dougilty, R. G. Bickford. C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugene White. J. A. Willett. Accounts of banks, carporatlons, merchants, individuals and firms invited. We offer depositors every accommodat ion which their balances, business and responsibility warrant. Sell our own drafts drawn on all principal cities of ttie world. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT. SCHMELZ BROS., BANKERS NEWPORT NEWS. VA. do a general banking business. Accounts of Individuals, firms and corporations solicited. Collections made on all parts of the country. Foreign exchangee bought and sold at lowest rates. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the worhi. IN OUR DIME S VINGS DEPARTMENT Deposits receive! from 10 cents to $5.000.00 and interest allowed at the rate of 4 PER CENT. PER ANNUM. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT. Only safety boxe? in the eity secured by time locks. mm? PUKE ICE, ARC, * X Incandescent and Bell Wiring done GOLD STORAGE, on snoi*t notice, ftRG LIGHTS Inspection guar? Incandescent Lights, anteed. METER OR CONTRACT M0 TOR power\"V%???* Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co. NEWPORT NEWS, VA. (Board of Directors meet third Tuesday in each month.) Electric Lights; No Dirt, No Odor, No Matches. If you want a building lot Buy it of the Old Dominion Land Company Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the city. Finely located business lots on Washington ave. 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