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Get a Move on Yon
If yon expect to secure any
of the rare bargains that we
are selling our nobby Cloth?
ing and Furnishings at.
Our Easter sales have been
very satisfactory and in ap?
preciation thereof we have
stuck the knife right into
the prices of our spring s-uits
and let them go at unheard
of low prices.
For a Special Offer We sell
a first class white unlaun
dered shirt at 32 cents, real
price 50 cents.
N. B.?Our line of shirts,
comprising the latest pat?
terns and made out of the
best of fabrics, have won the
. fante of being
''Hottest Numbers in Town."
If you wish to have a nice
Suits Made to Order
we have a magnificent as?
sortment from $12.00 up.
u?iinson one Moore's Old siana
Queen Street, Hampton, Va.
[?5s??JLook for the red front.
General Carpenter,
Frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors
Mantels and
oia7-ly Mouldings.
Queen Street. B5AMPTOJ*. Vi
O. Box. IM.
Kitchen Conveniences.
In this store there are half a hundred I
little things that would make y our
housework easier.
Their cost is infinitesimal.
We can't mention them all.
Beet way to come and see.
Have you seen the "Ohio" Freeziw?
Well, don't buy until you do see it.
You'll take no other.
Without question the finest freezer
On the market.
Qeo. II. Richter,
No. 9 Queen Street, Hampton, Va.
9100.00 horse, carriage, harness, two lap
robes, whip, halter, weight, two hatch?
ing straps. The horse is absolutely
bloodied amid warranted sound, kind,
sefiJitHe and fearless. The whicJe "turnout
would' be cheap for $200.00. I wild sell
Jot $100.d0 spot cash. Nut a blemish on
the horse any way, shape or form, and
a soar. *S. J. BROWN, of
Brown & Hoagland,
Steal Estate, office Popular Avenue,
Fihottbus. , A thorough trial will be
ejSven and a responsible guarantee.
1LOCK BOX 226,
Va. Transportation Co.
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
Storage Warehouse.
Freight, Baggage, Safes ana i> mi?
ttlre carefully and promptly moved.
AU kinds of hauling done at low
rates. . ???-? ? (
?^HONE 2592. ' -P. O. BOX Itt.
Market Quotations From the
Leading Business Centers
NEW YORK. May 7.?Stock brokers
had a busy two hour's during tbe sbort
session of ".be exchange today. The
market was furiously active through?
out and tile keenness for the stocks
gathered force as the session progressed
until it became very 'like a scramble
to word the close. Occasional offerings
by operators content 'to take their very
substantial profits were swallowed up
?with almost no effect on prices. The
elements of uppre'hon.<v>n which ii.nl
caused the reaction at the eiose yes?
terday were ck-arvd up. Tile release of
the Lafayette eliminated the fear of a
complication with Franc over tile seiz?
ure. The reported announcement of
the -arrival or t'he McCulloch at Hong
Kong 'with di.-patches 'from Admiral
Dewey relieved the natural uneasin.-ss
that was beginning to be felt over the
prolonged deiay in receiving official ud
vi'-es 'from hiim.
The continued excitement and ad?
vance in price of wheat gave added
st length tu tlie st"oks of railroads
running t4vrough the wheat belt. The
bank statement wais also interpreted
as distinctly favorable. The force of
the upward tendency of prices was re?
markable in t'he second hour, and the
day's net gains range 'between 1 anil 3
points for moit Of the leading stocks.
The demonstration it gives of t'he
Incapacity of the Sivanisb naval re?
sources and t'he demoralized conditions
of Spain, financial und governmental
conditions at home which followed,
will make an early 'termination of the
contliet to be counted on.
The woekV developments in the wheat
market gave the brightest promise ful?
fill lire growth "f prosperity in this
country. The week's developments in
the money 'market show thuit the long
process of prepuration to meet the cofln
iry'j* war needs has been completed.
The period </C contraction and piling up
of reserves is over, and eondi'tivwis made
in lending money are 'more liberal.
The bond market was fully shared in
t.lie activity and strength of tbe slock
market, and prices are higher ail
The total pales of stocks today were
322. 900 share*.
Atchison. Iii
Baltimore & Ohio. 1*^
Canada Puci lie . 82}
Canada Southern. 50<
Chesapeake & Ohio. 211
Chicago & Alton.. 158
Chicago, Burlington & Quiney.. 98
C. C. C. & St. L. 30i
do do pref'd. 72
Delaware & Hudson. 110
Delaware, Lack. & W.ICO
Erie (new). 12J
Fort Wayne. 107
Great Northern pref'd. 150
Illinois Central. 102
Lake Shore . 184
Louisville & Nashville. 5-i
Manhattan L. 103$
Michigan Central. 103?
Missouri Pacific. 321
Mobile & Ohio. 87?
New Jersey Central..". 91s
New York Central. 11-?J
Norfolk & Western. LS?
Northern Pacific. 20j
do pref'd. <>Us
Reading. 18}
Kock Inland. 05}
St. Paul. 94
do pref'd . 144}
Southern Pacific..-. lfii
Southern Railway. Si
do pref'd. ...". 28}
Texas & Pacific. Hi
Union Pacific pref'd.. 58?
Adams Express. 100
American Express.r. 123
Dnited States Express. SO
Wells Far&o Express. 113
VUierican Tobacco. ilSi
do pref'd . IIOJ
People's Gas. 95}
Consolidated Gas. 18?
(jeneral Electric. IMj
Pacific Mail. 27i
Pullman Palace. 17a
Silver Certificates. ,10
Sugar . 133
do prel'd . 110
Tennessee Coal & Iron. 248
Western Uuiou. H'.ij
Chicago North western. 1245
do pref'd. 171
Chicago Great Western. 135
OHIC.VOO. May 7.?May wheat ad
Ivianced to 1.-70 per bushel on the Board
[of Trade today; Is closed yesterday
worth 1.19 3-4. July added 5 3-S cents to
its value. Tin- Week closed with the
m' -t exeitiii'S sessioai in years. .May or
cash wheat, after opening at 1.50
elinvhetl stradMy to 1.70, live cents at a
jump, and closed at 1.(17. a net advance
for the week of exactly 50 cents per
WHEAT? Open High Low Closed
M..V 150 170 150 107
JtllV 1"2} 100? lO.'l 1005
Sept 815 S7-J 841 871
Dee 821 81 81 i 83}
May 34 341 334 34?
July 31S 35 :Mi 341
Sept. 35? 35? 35i 85}
May 301 311 301 31
July 2(J{ 27} 20} 27
Sept 23? 241 23? 235
May 10.724 11 05 11.00 10.75
July 11.05 11.05 10.82J 10.95
May 5.80 5.90 5.82J 5.821
Julv 5.85 5.87} 5.80 5.82
Miiv 5.55 5.52} 5.52J
July 5.55 5.57}? 5.52} 5.52}
Cnsb quotations were as follows:
I Flour steady No.2 yellow corn, 35;No.
12 spring wheat, 115; No. 3 spring
I wheat, [email protected]; No. 2 red, I5l(y}105;
No. 2 corn, 34}(?i};No. 2 oats, 31:
No. 2 white, [email protected];No. 3 white, 32}
iii; No. rye, 08}(ai7d; No 2 barley,
43<&52; No. g, -; No. 4, ->
-; No. 1 Uax seed, [email protected]; prime
timothy seed, 2.75; mess pork per
barrel lO.'St'i'lO 80;lard perl'vi pounds
5.82}@5.85; short ribs sides (loose),
5.32<a>5.70; dry salted sL- ulders
boxed 4;@5; short clear sides,
b >xed, 5.90t?/0.10; whiskey disr.i'lers'
fi dshedgoods, per gallon, 120
IBALTEMORjE, .May 7? Flour?Firm
and higher. Western extra, [email protected],25;
do fomily. 5.76?6.00; winter wheat pat?
ents, [email protected]; spring do, [email protected]; spring
wheat, fcitrong.
Wheat?Strong and higher; spot and
I month. 1.39 7-80)1.40; June, 1.34; July,
11.09 3-4? 1.10; steamier No. 2 red, 1.36 3-8
-2: southern wheat by sample, 1.36?
1.41; do on grade, 1.37 l-2Gi 1.40.
Corn?Firm; spot, 39 l-2?3-4: month
land June. 3!?:S-4?38; Juiy, 39 bid;
I stcaimer mixed, 38 l-2?3-4; southern
I white and yellow corn, 40 1-1?41..
Oats?Firm: No. 2 white, 381-2039;
No. 2 mixed, 35.
Hay?Firm; choice timothy, 13.00.
Grain Freights?Firm; unchanged.
Sujrar?Strong: unchanged.
Butter?Steady: unchanged.
Kggs?Weak: unchanged.
Let [email protected] per basket.
NEW YORK, May 7.?Cotton futures
closed barely steady: sales, 46,100 bales.
May, 6.18; June, 6.20: July, 6.25; August,
6.28; September. 6.28: October, 6.28; No?
vember, 6.28; :N'ovembero:9oh,o?,0-. fl
vem'ber, 6.30; I>ecember, 6.31; January,
I ;,-~ ?
Hflmjjtou Bureau of ?fie 33ailg 5press,
King Street, near Queen, opposite the new Postofllce?
All news letters for publication in this department should be adtVessed to
Daily Press Bureau, Hampton.
The Daily Press will be found for sale every morning at the - following
Hampton?Postoffice news stand, Colbert's book store, and at the King
street oilice*.
Old Point?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygeia Hotel, Chamberiin
Hotel and Sherwood Hotel.
Councilman Foster Wil! Fight
for His Seat.
The Police OjueMlon Likely to Coiue Up
Again. Special Term of Lite Cir?
cuit Court Probably
In .lime.
The movement to unseat Captain C.
S. Foster as a member of the town
council, an account of which has al?
ready been printed In the Daily Press,
was the most extensively discussed
topic of local interest yesterday. The
matter was known lu but few people
until the Press gave it publicity, not
lor the purpose of taking either side
of the fight, but in order to keep its
numerous patrons informed concern?
ing curr-ent events. In the animated
contest which seems certain to follow,
the writer of tWwe-TeUers will simply
permit the distinguished belligerents
1.1 bombard each other to their hearts'
content, confining his remarks, as
nearly as possible, to the facts in the
?TTITe-nf ntiTT5estTcmrtvTrcTtJzens of the
Fourth ward Is authority for the state?
ment that deception was used In the
effort to unseat Captain Foster. "Last
Saturday," said he to the Daily Press
correspondent, "a gentleman called at
my office with a petition addressed to
the mayor and town council praying
that Mr. Rowe be apointed to take the
place of Captain Foster. who was
elected a year ago as one of the rep?
resentatives from the Fourth ward.
He wanted me to take the petition and
obtain signatures to it, explaining that
Captain Foster had left the ward ami
therefore could not hold his seat in the
council. After some further conver?
sation, I agreed to take the petition
and ask my friends to sign it. I knew
Mr. Rowe to be an excellent man and
thought that he would faithfully rep?
resent the ward. The first man I met
was one of the leading citizens of the
ward. I showed him the paper and
asked him to sign it. He declined with
an emphasis that astonished me. and
then, in clearer tones, explained the
object of the fight against Captain
Foster. At first 1 could Hardly credit
his words, but after returning to my
office and conversing with other men,
I became convinced that I had been
deceived and returned the paper."
There is not a more reliable man on
the Virginia Peninsula than the gen?
tleman who made the foregoing state?
ment. His name is withheld at pres?
ent, but he will be found ready to cor?
roborate the statement whenever call?
ed upon to do so. He is not, however,
the only prominent West End citizen
who Is opposed to the scheme for oust?
ing Captain Foster. Mr. I. H. Wheel?
er said to the Daily Press correspond?
ent: "We don't want to turn Captain
Foster out in this way. His views on
some ouestlons suit us: on others they
do not. It Is true that he has moved
out of the ward, but that was because
he couldn't set a bouse inside of it.
While we are not exactly satisfied to
have one of our representatives live In
another ward, we want to deal fairly
with him. My suggestion is this?that
the question be submitted to a vote of
flit- people. If they want Mr. Howe
they will elect him. He Is a good man
and has had experience as a council?
man. This is an important matter
and we should be absolutely just in
disposing of it."
Captain Foster was on the streets
yesterdny afternoon for the first time
in several days, having been confined
to his house by illness. In conversa?
tion with the Daily Press correspond?
ent he said thnt he had not the slight?
est intention of giving up his seat. He
states that he was forced to leave the
Fourth ward, after disposing of his
hotel interests in order to obtain a
suitable dwelling for his family. It
was Impossible, he says, to find a
house in the West End. Before mov?
ing, however, he consulted Colonel
Tabb, who informed him that under
the circumstances he could not endan?
ger his office by going out of the ward.
This opinion was indorsed by Attorney
S. Gordon Cummlng, Mayor Hope and
Mr. James McMlnamln, the latter tak?
ing the ground that the council alone
is the judge of the qualifications of Us
members. Commonwealth's Attorney
Collier was the only man who Ux>k
a different view of the matter, he con?
tending that by leaving the ward Cap?
tain Foster would sacrifice his office.
This is one side of this interesting
controversy. The Daily Press will
cheerfully give the other side of it at
any time that the opponents of Cap?
tain Foster will talk.
Police Authorities Unable to Check
It Is more than likely that the police
question in this county, which, not
long ago, vied in interest with the
Spanish-American war, will soon pop
up again. If so, the matter will come
before the public In a phase altogether
different from any -which it has hith?
erto been presented. The special grand
Jury called for the April term of the
county court took no action in the way
of returning Indictments, but it filed
with Judge Lee some very strong rec?
ommendations concerning the future
conduct of the rural police force and
the enforcement of the law. At the
same time parties who have been con?
spicuous ns offenders during the past
six months were warned that a repe?
tition of their misbehavior would in?
voke the severest punishmnet provided
by the State.
Whether the policemen were to
blame for the lax manner In which the
law was carried out prior to the sit?
ting of the April grand jury Is not a
subject for consideration at present.
But it is a fact, which cannot be suc?
cessfully disputed, that they are not
responsible for the violations that
have occurred since that time, and
thereby hangs an Interesting tale. It
i? a story which, when written out in
full, will be found to contain several
chapters of rich, rare and racy events.
A few examples, by way of advance
announcement, are sure to be appreci?
ated by the reading public. Here is one
of them, which shows that, while the
officers have striven to do their part,
those who were warned by the grand
jury against further Indulgence In
lawlessness, seem to feel no fear what?
ever of being railed to account. Not
a great while since. Officers Joe Mar?
tin and Bushrod O foldings, of the Ches?
apeake district force, were leisurely
jogging past a well known place In
Phoebus. It was Sunday, a day on
which saloons are supposed to be elos
ea. But when the two officers were op?
posite the door of the establishment in
question, suspicious noises Irom the
bar fell upon their ears, and Mr. Mas
tin, without further ceremony, enter?
ed. The surprised proprietor contend?
ed that he had sold no liquor, insist?
ing that he bad gone to the liar for
another purpose. Hut to Mr. Muslin's
mind there was plenty of evidence to
show that the law had bee:, violated,
and accordingly he swore out a war?
rant against the alleged offender. The
officer supposed thai Justice Kurness
would try the case. but. to his aston?
ishment it was set to be hear,. ,y a
negro magistrate named Thornton,
who. arter hearing the testimony,
promptly discharged the saloon man.
On still another Sunday Olfieer
Eacho's attention was called to tin
fact that men were passing into a cer?
tain Millen street concern by a side
door used as a means of reaching an
alleged restaurant. A long and nar?
row passageway connects the latlei
with the bar, on the squaky lloor of
which Mr. ISucho could distinctly hear
footfalls. These things convinced him
that all was not right within and he
essayed to enter. But when he ap?
proached the door he was met by a
man with an ugly looking pistol in Iiis
hand and told that if he came far
tlver It would be at his peril. This cusp
is still among the mysteries of Eliza?
beth' City county legal jurisprudence.
Since then another, hardly less Inter?
esting, has arisen. The public have
filed complaints against the parly con?
ducting the place, but tin- indications
are that he will escape the claws of lo?
cal justice as easily as his guilty asso
I ciates have done.
For Years He lias Been a Famous
Colored Preacher.
Cary Nettles, now In his eighty
fifth year, is dying at his home near
Bethel. He is one of Che most highly
esteemed colored men in this section
of the State. Everybody has heard or
Cary Nettles and his good work as a
faithful preacher of the gospel. He
began his ministry years ago. In glove
terms, and by his earnestness led hun?
dreds of his people to at-cept religion.
He dies without a spot on his name.
How Edith Guthrie Caused Her Par?
ents a Night of Anxiety.
Edith Guthrie is an attractive and
popular little girl almost ready to step
into her teens. She is the daughter of
the proprietor of the new Barnes Ho?
tel, on Queen street. Friday after?
noon, before the storm broke over the
city, Edith, as she had often done,
went out for a walk. Being a prudent
land trustworthy little girl, no atten?
tion was paid to her departure. Bui
when after the torrent of hailstones
and rain that was poured out upon the
town in the evening had subsided she
failed to return, her parents became
uneasy and began to make Inquiries
concerning her. As night drew on
without explaining her absence thev
? became alarmed.
' The little girl's schoolmates were
called upon, but none or them was
able to furnish the slightest clue to the
whereabouts of Edith. Npt one of
them had seen her. Overwhelmned
with anxiety the anxious parents turn?
ed their attention in other directions
Friends aided them in the.searcli. and
it was prosecuted far intrf the stormy
night, but no tidings of the misa'ng
girl came to gladden the hearts of the
distracted father and mother. The
morning, however, brought news, and
it was good news. Edith was safe and
well In the hospitable home of Mr \r
tihur Segar, on the other side 0f Hamp?
ton Creek. She had culled there in
time to escape the storm and had beep
asked to remain all niKht. which she
did. not thinking that it would cause
her parents alarm.
Lee Camp Making Preparations to
Celebrate It.
R. 'E. Lee Comp, No. 3. Confederate
Veteran.--, have fixed Mav 2? for .the
celebration of Confederate Memorial
Day. The program bas not yet been
announced, but It is said tht the event
will be more than usually interesting.
Commander Richardson has sent the
following communication to 'Mrs. R. S!.
Hudgins, president of the Daughters of
the Confederacy:
Hampton, Va.. M?v C. 1S9S.
Mrs. R. S. "Hudgins. president. Daugh
ers of the-Confederacy:
At a .meeting of R. E. Lee Camp, No.
3 Confederate Veterans, held on the nth
of May, 1SD8, the 2fith day of ?May was
set apart as Our Memorial Day of this
year. By*unanimuus action of our
camp your organization is earnestly re?
quested and Invited to take'part in the
! celebration.. -A committee from our
camp would be snlnd to conifer with you
or your committee, (also a commit'iee
from the Sons of Veteraw) at tile ear?
liest convenience.- :Mr. D. \V\ Mahone is
chairman of the committee represent?
ing this caimp. We leave the matter to
you as to invitation to your sister or?
ganization. Very Respectfully,
Commander, ill. E. Lee Camp, No. 3.
Airs. Hudgwis w*ll send an invitation
to the King's Daughters.' of Newport
News, to be present and take part in
the day's exercises
Judge Blackslone will be here next
Monday, on his way to. Charles City
county, when he will probably fix the
time for holding/a. special term of the
circuit court for/this cuflnty. It is like?
ly to be in Juni/ and^udge Blackstone
1 will doubtless rht^fne docket of a large
number of cases. Several important
matters are pending which, it is said,
he is anxious to dispose of as soon as
Wright, the man who is charged with
forging Clerk D. G. Smith's name on
a check, was yesterday indicted.
The Misses Haroldson, daughters of
the president of the Southern .Baptist
Convention, in (session/at Norfolk,
were entertaineoS^tt^uiiiner, at the
Chamberlin Hotel. Friday evening, by
Mr. Henry Schmelz and his daughter.
Miss Ethel.
The Rev. C. C. Brown will occupy
the pulpit of the Baptist church this
Several windows in the Hampton Fe?
male Callege building, on Hampton
Creek, were broken by Friday's hall
jSquai to the Occaalon.
Some time ago b friend of mine got a
curious present from a sen captain. It
wns a flno specimen of tho bird which
sailors onll tho "laughing jackass," and
ho was not a little proud of it. As ho was
carrying it homo ho mat a brawny Irish
navvy, who stopped nnd asked him:
"Phv.-at kind of a hurrd is that, sorr?"
"That's a laughing jackass," explained
1 my friend genially.
The Irishman, thinking he waa being
made fun of, was equal to the occasion
and responded, with a twinkloin the eyo:
"It's not yersllf, it's the-burrd'Ol mane,
aorr."?London Answers.
$ gi,tiVSUN? MAN'S BtUNBEn,
Abaeatmtndedly ?tsug tip the Wcong
There Is a certain Clovolnnd man who
fondly ininginos he has an excellent mom
Hanover carries letters around in
pockety, and ho is pretty good at leav?
ing orders at tho grocer's. Occasionally
gets his wife to ask him concerning
tho events of tho day, ami he makes a
good record when catechised. Somebody
told him that was tho way Thurlnw Weed 1
improved a bad memory, and ho tinds it
excellent exercise. Not long ago ho
hud a telephone put in his house and fro
nuently uses it. Another strong point
ith him is his alleged memory for tele
one numbers. Ho has repented them
uvur so many times that the numbers
?ich he is likely to use he can spin off ill
ely style. But his overweening conll
nco in his ability in this direction
brought him to grief.
He was iu Ljs otlicti a few days ago uml
mted to ml Pup a particular friend. Ho
knows that this friend always answers his
lono In person, and when lie had miiK
and given tho number ho began to talk
soon as ho was sure somebody was at
tho other end.
"Hello, George!" ho said. "How ur i
on? How uro things? Suy, George, lot's
take In tho show tonight. We'll have n
little supper first and then go over. 1'vo
got things fixed so I con get away ami
nobody bu any the wiser. 1 told Maggie
we were busy on n partial inventory mill
that if I wasn't homo at ? o'clock she
vvoultl know that business detainod me.
Hn, ha! She believes anything her trusted
old hubby wants to tell her. Will you go,
old boy? If you will, call for me at 0."
He paused for an answer and Iiis breath.
Bcfuro ho could catch the latter ho gasp?
ed again. A shrill fouiiniuo voico runs
his ear.
"Yes," said tho shrill voice, "I'll go." ]
"Wh-what's that?'' he stammered. ;
"I say I'll go," said tho shrill voice, J
und I'll call for you tit 0."
With u spasmodic gesture the man with
memory rang off.
"Merciful Jupiter!" ho groaned. "That
wus my wife's voice!"
Ho rubbed his head distractedly. What
did it mean? Then ho understood it all.
lie bad in a moment of criminal forget
fulness rung up his own phono instead (it j
his friend's.
Ills marvelous memory had played him
scurvy trick.?Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Her Friend Stole tho Design of Her DrcM,
but Was Punished.
No one but a woman could hnvo con?
ceived so cruel a venguancc. Yet sho tells
of it with positive gleo. They all lived in
one of thoso very exclusive little squares
hotbeds of gossip?where the. houses nie
overy ono built on tho same plan and
whero each man, womun and child knows
the ilnest details of the next door neigh?
bor's existence.
"However sho dared do such a thing I
cannot imagine," said the modern Borgin.
'It was when I was ill that she called up- j
on me, and in my weukness I was foolish j
enough to have my maid got out my now
gown and show it to bur. Would you bo
lieve it? Sho hud tho audacity to go di?
rectly and have the gown duplicated down
to tho very buttons and was wearing It
on tho streut boforo I had over been well
enough even to .try mino on. But I am
not tho kind of u woman to tolerate such
treachery. 1 saw that sho wus speedily
uud hideously punished."
"What did I do?" continued the exas?
perated speaker. "Why, I made a present
of my gown to Lucindn, my colored cook,
and tho first timo that I saw'that wom?
an' go out I hired Lucindn to put on the
gown and walk up and down tho squaru
in full sight of tho onciro neighborhood.
Then when 'that woman' returned homo
our mutual friend mot her in front of her
houso and said to her:
"'Why, my dear Mrs. Dollivor, what a
charming gown you hnvo on! Hut let mo.
think now?whero have I seen a gown
similar to yours? Oh. yos; I remember!
Mrs. Hillis' cook has just gouo around tho
corner with one just exactly like it. How
strange! Hero sho comes now.' Up saun?
tered Lucinda, twirling a mil umbrella.
Mrs. Dollivor is having to use color ro
etorntIvo on her huir. Thoy say it turned
white in a minute.
"You sco, I havoa drop of Italian blond
In my veins. I believe in tho vendetta.
Vongoanco is mine!"?Chicago Times
On the EriucHtion of Cats.
Thoro is only ono piece of ovidenco that
in ancient times the cat was trained?nil
Egyptian painting showing acut bringing
wild fowl to its muster from a papyrus
bed?and very few instances are on roouril
even of its being trained to rotriovo in our
day. A visitor tu ono uf the monasteries
on Mount Cariiiel states that when several
of tho monks went out, gun on shoulder,
to shoot game for tho pot, ho suw their
cuts inarching oat after thorn, to aid us
retrievers, but ho did not witness tho
sport. Thoro is no doubt that cats can ho
trained to follow, liko dogs. A workin?
niur. iu tho north midlands recently owned
a small cut which followed him all day,
nnd when tired was carried iu a largo
pocket in its master's coat. So also u nav?
vy sonio years ago owned u oat which had
followed or accompanied him to work In
most parts of north and wostorn England,
sometimes following him on foot and
sometimes carried in tho white wushahlo
bag in which navvies keep their Sunday
clothes. But as a rule it is muoh easier to
teach them not to do things than to do
Recently in a large London onginoering
works there was some regret that tlio
"best foundry cut" was dead. Tho sand
used for making casts in tho foundry is
mixed with Hour. Mice oomo to oat the
flour and spoil tho "molds." It is not do
sirablo that rats and mice should bo about
in" this loft, so cuts uro kopt thoro. Tho
cats have to bo taught not to walk about
on tho molds or scratch them up, and this
"host foundry cat" was absolutely perfect
in this respect.?London Spectator.
?'aTAight?ri Kconomy.
Mrs. Wipedunks?.Tonkinson, wo ought
to tako ono of tho first class magazines.
It's only ?4 a year, and the children tuo
getting old enough now to have something
good to road.
Mr. Wipodunks?Only $4 a your! That's
all, is it? If you begin on magazines,
you'll think you hnvo to keep it up. At
tho end of every year you'll want to have
'em bound. There's two volumes in a
year. Costs $1 a volume for bind in?.
That makes $0 a year. In ton years it's
$110. Then you'll want a bookcase to held
tho 20 volumes. That'll cost, about $'Ji>,
because you'll think it ought to lie hig
enough to hold tho 20 mure volumes.
There's $85 thrown away. Do you think
I'm made of money? If you want to raid
iho magazines, what's the mailer wllh
Durrowiug 'on'-' ? Chicago Tribune.
"ic seems to mo," said a man'who has
occasion to go about town a good denl,
"that there is no part of tho city in which
one may not como across lost hairpins.
Ono may sco them lying on tho aidewnlk
In Fifth avenue und in remote sido streets
nliko. Tho first impression that ono gets
from these scattered hairpins is of the
common use of tho hairpin. Tho common
kinds of hairpins such as aro soon lying
about In this manner must bo made null
sold In tuns. Tho next impression from
them that a man gets, anyway, must be of
tho numbor that a woman carries In hor
hair, for, though ho sees so many hairpins
scattered about, ho doesn't meet wonmn
Iwith their hair hanging looso. Their hair
is fastened with so many that they don't
miss ono "?Nqw York ?uja.
Will Flave Little Virginia Patronage
at His Disposal.
Dr. Richard A. Wise Who -?las award?
ed the seat occupied by Hon. W. A.
Young in the House of Representatives,
is consoling himself with the assurance
?that bis rights in regard to lining the
'remaining posit'ons n the district will
be compled with by the President. The
Doctor announces that he 'has made no
promises and thut before deciding upon
the persons he will recommend will hold
?i conference with the party leaders.
l>r. Wise will, of course, endeavor to
get -a friend in both the Norfolk and
Phoebus postotflees. and he may. un
less Hon. George E. Bowden has suffi?
cient inlluence to prevent it. succeed in
nUiming a successor to Potstmaster An?
derson . it is claimed, however, that
Anderson, under the civil service rules,
is entitled to serve four years from the
date of bis appointment, on the other
huiid, his opponents contend that he is
merely serving out the unexplred term
of <W. W. 'Degge, removed. und is.
therefore, liable to removal at the bp
ti..u of the Presid.-nt.
The Attorney-General for the Post
ollice Department has had the matter
under advisement for quite a while and
is holding bis decision in reserve.
If Mr. Anderson is terving out
Deirt^e's unexpired term. Co-nitressman
Wise and Collector Bowden will proba?
bly try conclusions as to who controls
the patronage for this district before
many months rol laround.
The postoftlce at Phoebus is some?
what similarly hedged about, and the
d-ecision of the legal adviser of the
department iis anxiously awaited in
bo til Cities.
With the exception of these two of?
fices the plums to be distributed are
comp.irativ.-Iy worthless. consisting
mainly of fourth-class postofflces.
MAM PTl i> ItPVfcMTIhl M i -
I Have Them.
News Dealer,
Opposite the Postofllce.
i X
I i
IA Good Judg-- of Fuel.
j will never burn anything but our high
pnnle coal. It Is not only satisfactory
for cooking and heating purposes, but
its Intense heat and long continued
imbustion makes it economical in the
|C. C. SMITH k GO.,
aventeenlh street and Lafayette Ave.
?Phone 2524. se 23-su,w&f-Gm
. . . y^w^t
You Have Earned
Your Independence
Uncle Sam says to Cuba Libre, and
re say to lovers of good Bread and
Fine Cakes that we have earned our
reputation as manufacturers of the
choicest and most delicious Ice Cream
by using nothing but the finest and
purest material and selling at a rea?
sonable cost.
A. B. WILfllNK,
217 Twenty-seventh street, near Wash?
ington Avenue.
I Eat at
MACKEY'S . - .
Meals at all hours. First-class Din?
ner, 25c. From 12 to 2 P. M. The best
that the market affords in every re?
spect. Game in season. Suppers fur?
nished to parties on short notice.
Cor. Washington Avenue and 2th St.
George Lohse, Manager
jiit,Wni(w J>?tG<i?**? Failinc Mem?
ory, Iniiotency. KloeploscnOHa, eto., cnased
by Ahuue or other Dxoomwi und Iiid??
erstion?. Thru naUlilv and turelu
rentoro Lost Vitality in o'd or younjt. and
fit a man for?tudy, buainera or carriage.
Prevent Insanity und ConRn.mi.tiou it
in cime. Tlielr we ?how? immediato Improvs
.and effocte a <!UKE >here all other toil In
upon tiavbn: tho genuine Aim TnhlotB. The:
linvecured tnoudand* and wiltuuroyau. Woclre npoo.
Itlve written guarantae to eSact a cure Eft ATA it
eacbeaseor refund the money. Price \9 I ?p?pei
rcekuK*: or ?In pkc?? tfol! treatment', for $2.60. Bs
wall, in plain ?rruw?r. upon receipt or d-ice. clrcnlar
efi*A v> MJ?
For sale In Newport News, Va., by
A. E. G. KLOR, Druggist,
apr 19-ly.
The ECLIPSE Is the wheel for you.
It will give you better satisfaction and
more permanent satisfaction than any
other wheel you can buy for the
It will look well and ride easy as
long as it lasts, and it will last a long
Newport News Cycle Go.,
FRED G. KIPPER, Manager.
221 27th Street. Newport News, Va.
The Woman Who
Carries Real Estate
as an Investment will never
see want. Sho will always have some?
thing which Is better than money.
Money doesn't Increase in value?real
estate does. There is no limit to Its
capacity for increasing. The man, wo?
man or child who owns even a
tiny bit of property Is free from worry
?has something to fall back upon ha
times of adversity.
We are real estata agents. We woul4
be glad to talk with you?a talk won't
cost anything.
$100 Cash
$9-10 a Month
will buy you a comfortable home o{
six rooms In East End, near the
corner of Twenty-seventh street
and Chestnut avenue.
Price $850
A. Modern Dwelling,
situated above dry dock, overlook?
ing the river, seven rooms and at?
tic, al! conveniences.
Terms accommodating.
Price $1650
j An 18 Room Dwelling.
three stories, just completed. Git
uated on Twenty-fifth street, near
Washington avenue. When the
proposed bridge is built across th's
C. & O. railroad tracks It 'wiJI
greatly enhance the value of this
property. Rents now for $45.00 a
Price $1,700
[ General Real Estate,
135 and 137 Twenty-fifth atret. New
I port News.
anc" Family Liquor Store
BSlflBUISfiED IN 1883.
is the place for you to bay yoar
in es and iquora for Cooking anr)
etlieinal purposes.
No Loud Talking
or Singing, discuss?
ing of Politics, Na?
tionality or Reli?
gion. All who
cannot Cy?-mply with
these rules are re?
quested to spend
their time and mon?
ey elsewhere.
All orders by mall will receive prompt
Sales Room.
New Stock, New Prices
Pianos & Organs
Standard Makes,
Designs Unsurpassed,
Tones Enequalled,
Action Superb
Call &ExamineWhen Passing
LThe Hume, Minor Co.

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