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gardless of profit to make room for Fall stock. k Few of the Bargains Men's 10c Hand kerchiefs 3c Men's 10c Socks 4e 500 Choice Wash Tie?, Fisk, Clarke mid Flop's make 4c 10 Dozen Men's TJnlaun dered Shirts, ?izes 10 to 17;;, - ' 29c SPECIAL 78 Men's N"e?lij>-ee Shirts, with separate enil's,sizes UiJ 17 and 17i only, worth 75c, 32c 30 "West Queen St., Hampton, Va 'Look for the Red Front W. W. [WARREN News Dealer,! Opposite the I'dstolllce P. B. MESSENGER, General Carpenter, lANnPACmHBn ok BUILDERS' SUPPLIES, frames, Sasii, Blinds & Doors Mantels and fVi out dings* QUEEN SKEKTT, HAMPTON VA. P. O. BOX 102 S. J.BROWN, ACTOR, ELOCUTIONIST, and thorough TEACHER. Private lessons at your home or where most convenient. Impediments^ or ''haUiiiK speech," absolutely cured. I demonstrate, and show you all thai I teach in a practical wav. References: the hen! in the world furnished. LOCK BOX 21Z, TTarnpton, Virginia. ,E. W. JOHNSOiM Contractor and Hit mm?* NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Plans and Specifications Prepared ..n Short Notice. HOUSE WORK A. fPECIA-L'J V N . - n College Classical school for Girls and Young Ladies. Session begin September 29th. Fcr t atidogue, &c. .faddress, miss fitchett, Hampton, "Va. are today wonderful men. They are the pride of America. Yet they are no more wonder? ful than the bargain I am offering in three styles of- - FRENCH TOILET SOAP. Violet, Uelli/trope, and Jack Rose. They "are all command? ers of great value. These are well made. round milled soaps, very hard and lasting, at M -; CTS. P ER CAKEj j'j I have also small lot of fj Or. King's Skin Soap loft at I i 10 cents. Gk Violet Ammonia at the M remarkably low price of 15 y cents a bottle. Win, G. Birgess, The Druggist. Columbia Park, Portsmouth, Va. l? minutes' ride by Ports month Street Railway. Grand opening and Hag raising July4. High class Vaude-I vi lie duly 1th and thereaf? ter daily. Admission to Park free. Take G. & 0. or Norfolk & Willotiglibu \ Suit Roiit,e. iIEa le m\w$ FRENCH BEMEOY Soever. Fails, ENDORSED BY THOUSANDS Of ladies as a iicriodical refrulafnr v.-itliout an equal, itircessful when Cottuii Rant, l'ennyroya,, Krsot.etc , i ja ve proven ivoi ilde-.s. li^i I vvo-ceul stain\v.i brings trial L>4c:;aKe, an! convinces the ntost sceptical of dieirwon J. nut propel ties. Send teems in stamps tor pamphlet, containing valuable information for ladies. Address LaC'l.AIIt I'u.i. Co., U S. Asents. Coston, Mass. i-f.lt.--Ad correspondence contidrntill and returned with trial package. For sal; in Newport News by W. O. Burgess. Mellon street, near Mallorjr. ? Where von can get a goo.! sr-naxe * meal. ? Refreshments at liar loom * prices. I TttOS. ft. DOUGHTY, t # PROPRIETOR. 3 **?s^***??**#?* I A Good judge of Fuel, will never burn anything but our high grade coal. It is not only satisfactory for conking and heating purposes, but its int?-r.se heat and long continued combustion makes it economical in the household. C. C. SMITH & CO Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave. ,T. R. KWINF.RTON, Manager. SPECIAL RATES T.O COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS. \ MERTCAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN HAPPINESS VS. MISERY Dr. Ohiareofs Tonic Tablets, tine great Paristan rejneidy, "s a guaranteed cure for t'he drinlk .hnibit; also nervousness and <melnjrtiholy caused by over Indul? gence. It destroys the appetite fop Alcoholic and all- intoxicating beverages, ant] leaves man as he > hould be It can be admtlnlsteired without the knowledge of the patient wfhere necessary. Send for pamphlet. Kk>r"a Drut; Stores. New? port Newa. Va. Market Gutatins From the Leading Busines Cenbers. ?NEW YORK MONET MARKET. NEW YORK. July 25.?Money on call steady at 1@11-2 per cent.: last loan. 11-4 per cent.: -prime mercantile paper. 3 1-2GJ4 per cent.; sterling ex? change weak, with actual business in bankers' bills at 4.85<5>l-4 for demand, und 4.S3 l-4<?f4.84 for sixty days. Posted rates 4.85?4.86 1-2: bar silver. 5? 3-4; commercial bills. 4.83 1-2?J4.S3: silver certificates. 4.83 firstname.lastname@example.org 1-4; govern? ment bonds, easier. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. NEW YORK. July 25.?There was i some price movement of considerable Importance in special stocks today, but | the effect on the grain list was only slight. The most conspicuous stock on the day's trading was sugar. in which there was heavy buying. and prices advanced rapidly under vigorous ma? nipulation. Some of the industrial stocks which have recently been the objects of attack sympathized in this rise. People's Ga^1 and tobacco rising over a point. The coalers presented their own particular inducement for shorts to cover in the announcement that Lackawanna had restored the 1 cent cub in the price of anthracite at Chicago, which was the occasion of the bear raid against these stocks. Cains of 1 to 3 points resulted all I through the group. The day's trading resulted in largely reducing the out - | standing short interest without arous? ing any outside inquiry for stocks. Atchison. l'U I Baltimore & Ohio. I'M \ Canada Pacitlc . 05 Canada Southern. 5:U| Chesapeake Si Ohio. Chicago & Alton... >. UiO Chicago, Burlington & Quiucy. . 10?'J | C. C. C. & St. L. 41=f| do do pref'd. Delaware & Hudson. lO'ij Delaware, Lack. & W. t?j | Erie (new) . K> Fort Wayne.". 170 Great Northern pref'd. 1 <J7J | Illinois Central. 108i Lake Shore . IZ'.H Louisville & Nashville. Manhattan L..1051 Michigan Central. 106 Missouri Pacitic. M4\ Mobile & Ohio. 2541 New Jersey Ceutral. h!l} New York Central. 1 Norfolk & Western. Northern Pacitlc. . do pref'd. Pittsburgh. 1. Reading. ~" Rock Isiaud. St. Paul. do pref'd . 1 Southern Pacific. Southern Railway. do pref'd. Texas & Pacific. ... . Union Pacific pref'd,. |q Adams Exuress. American Express. 1 United States Express. Wells Farao Express. 1 American Tobacco. 1 do pref'd . 1 People's lias. Consolidated tjus. 1 General Electric. Pacitic Mail. Pullman Palace. 2 Silver Certificates. Sugar . 1 do prel'd . I Tennessee Coal & Irou. Western Union. Chicago North western. 1 do pref'd. 1 Chicago Great. Western. CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET. CHICAGO, July 25.?Corn, today, on dry weather reports, upheld the other markets. Wheat left off at 8 l-2c; oats rose l-4c; pork and lard and ribs ad? vanced 2 l-2c. WHEAT? OpeuHigb Low Close July 7tn 7 7 71 7-1 Sept. t?7 ij (il'i lilij Ii7 Dec 1)7; i Cli; 07 CORN ? July 31? :i.r>s S4? 85i:j Sept o5j 'Mi :J5i OATS? j July 21* 1 li 24.1 241 Sept '24 2:ljj 2!l? PO UK July 9.85 1) 871 0>5 P.874 Sepi Jj.UO 10.Cl O.Uii 10.00! la kd? Sept 8.021 .').(!.! 5.(i0 5.05 Ocl 5.(55 ?.?Ti 5.?? 5.U74 I?BS? Sept 5.(17j 5.70 5.U5 D.7U Oct 5.7u 5.724 5.724 5.70-J Cash f|notations were as follows: Flour steady; No. 2 spring, wheat, 7;!; No. :> spring wlit-at, 70 ttf.7.'.; No. 2 red, 73; No. 2 corn, ;i4a;ilj: No. 2 oats. 24i; No. 2 while, 28; No. '?! while, 2ti?a 27; No. 2 rye, 47; No 2 barley, !il(gi?0: No. 1 llax seed, 08; prime tim? othy seed, 2.55; mess p,rk per barrel '.i.'jOv. 0.!)5; lard, per luo pounds, ? ?5((fi5.75; short ribs siih s. loose, ."> 50ta>5.80; dry salted si bidders boxed 4S@5; short c^ear sides, boxed, S.iiSi&ti.lt1; whiskey, dittt'lers' finished, goo is, per gallon, ?; No. 2 yellow corn, 35a3?i. BALTIMORE PRODUCE MARKET. BALTIMORE, July 25.?Flour?Firm; western superior,; 90. Wheat?Weak: spot and month, 7S l-4@781-2; August. 74 1-4ii)l-2; Septem? ber, 736173 1-2; southern wheat by sam? ple, 73@80. Corn?Firmer; spot and month, 3S 1-2 (5)3-4? August. 38 3-4@39; September. 39 l-2@3S3-4; southern white corn, 41@42. Oats?Steady; demand fair; No. 2 white. 32@33. Rye?Steady; No. 2 nearby, 50 1-2; No. western. 52. Grain Freights?Dull and lower; steam to Liverpool per bushel, 1 1-4U July; Cork for orders, per quarter, 10 l-4d, August. Sugar?Strong; granulated. 5.151-2. Butter?Steady; fancy creamery, IS? 1!): do imitation. 17; do ladle, 14@15; good ladle. 12@13; store packed, 10@11. Eggs?Firm; fresh. 12 1-2. [ Cheese?Steady; fancy New York large. 8 1-2: do medium, 81-208 3-4; do small, S 3-4. ? Lettuce?1.5001.75 per basket. Whiskeyemail@example.comS per gallon for fin? ished goods In car loads; firstname.lastname@example.org per gallon for jobbing lots. NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES. NEW YORK, July 25.?Cotton fu? tures opened steady. August, 5.83; September. 5.S5; October, 5.SS; Novem? ber. 5.90; December, 5.93; Januarw, 5.9?: February. 5.99; March. 6.03; April, 6.0C: May. 0.11. SAMPSON AND SOHLET. (Philadelphia Times.) No matter what the naval regulations may require in recognizing Admiral Sampson as-the commander of the tler-t, in the considerate judgment and affec? tionate hearts of. the American people there is but one great hero of^the naval battle at Santiago, and lie is Commo? dore Schley. Had Admiral Samp-Jon awarded Schley the credit justly due him in the preliminary report of the action, there would have been much more respect for, and faith In, Admiral Sampson, hut his dispatch announcing the victory was most unjust to Commo. dore Schley, and in its result a feairful wrong to Admiral Sampson himself. HAMPTON NEWS Hampton Bureau of SEfic SlaUu Press, King Street, near Queen, opposite the PosCofTice. Ail news letters for publication in this department should be addressed to Daily Pt%ss Bureau, Hampton. The Daily Press will be found for sale every morning at the following places: Hampton?Shield's book store, CJueen street, and at the office of the paper on King street. Old Point?Baulch's stationery and book store, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlln Hotel. i .^id BOT ONE EPIDEMIC Has Ever IN 1855 llo.4|>llul Contmot Awur.lol (<> Mr. <Seorcc W. Co|M*JallU. Juror* for the Sturgl? Trinl. Hudson at oi<l Point. No alarm whatever was caused In this city by iho announcement thai yel? low fever might follow the debarkation of sick and wounded soldiers from the transport Breakwater a i Port Monroe. The people of Hampton, notwithstand? ing' the uneasiness felt by the physi? cians and others at Old Point, declined lo take fright. They do not believe that the pest would spread, even if it were to break out in the army hospital, an event which the doctors there say is now well removed b y nd the liinils of probability. The story of death and disaster wrought by the saffron scourge in Nor? folk and Portsmouth in 1855 has al? ready been related In the columns of the Ouily Press. Twenty people who came here from the stricken cities died, hut ipot a citizen of Hamilton contract? ed the disease. This is perhaps one of tin most remarkable facts r.?riled in medical annals. Mr. Marion Colbert, one of the oldest and most respected and intelligent citizens of the city: Mr. William Westwood, the popular town clerk, and other's w ho liv. <1 here in 1855, relate many interesting remi? niscences of the epidemic. But few people left the town, and except for a short time Intercourse with Norfolk suffered no interruption. Refugees flocked to the village by scores and Were permitted to remain. They were not even turned away from the hotels ! Mr. .lohn T?bb. father of Ovlonel Thos. Tabb, was at that time the keeper of a largely patronized Inn in that sec? tion of the town now known as Hob Core. In this housfe several deaths oc? curred. The remains were laid away in , the. plain coffins of that early day just as ir the unfortunates had fallen victims to some malady which required n . extraordinary means to prevent It from spreading. Mr. Colbert was then ? me of the two village undertakers and buried a number of those who died of the fever. Captain John Brown, the other, carried mnny to their graves. These gentlemen handled the dead without fear of being stricken. They went home to their families, mingled with their friends, conducted their bus? iness as they had always d-,-ne. and their example was followed by nearly everybody else. People went to see the sick."sat up with them through the long and weary nights of burning fever. Despite the fact that people died by hundreds in Norfolk and Portsmouth the' plague struck down n'J one in Hampton. Dr. Charles Seiden. who was here at the time, says that Hamp? ton was then in excellent sanitary con? dition. The place was small and the people prided themselves upon the neatness of their premises. There was nothing upon which the fever could ftVfid. For the same reason. Dr. Seldon says, there need.be no fear of an epi? demic now. Indeed, he says that Hamp? ton has never had. hut one epidemic of any kind. That occurred last spring when nearly every child in the city, and many of the grown people, had measles. was a suspicions CASF. Illness of One Man Worried the Hos? pital Surgeons. It was said at the general hospital at Fort Monroe yesterday morning that the condition of the patients there ami in the Held hospital is in every way sat? isfactory. No one has died since young Voakley. who was shot through the neck, passed away. It was also stated that the fever patients are doing well and that none is suspected of having yellow fever. Dr. Schooler, who came recently, and who is reported to be an able physician, said that ail danger has passed. He admitted however, that a few days ago. the post hospital sur? geons had one case under treat? ment which gave rise to grave appre? hension. The sick man is said to he improving, and. as the statement comes from the doctors, it must, of course, be accepted as true. It is worthy of note, however, that while this particular case was causing them so much anxiety, they were most vehe? mently declaring that there was no suspicious illness in the hospital. Oeneral Sternhcrg. chief of the army branch of the hospital service, deemed the situation at Old Point sufficiently serious to necessitate his presence there Sunday. During the day, it is said, ?he ordered the inauguration of addi? tional precautions with respect to the treatment and isolation of any of the patients who may show symptoms of the scourge. General Sternberg, like Dr. Petlus. is acting upon the princip e that an ounce of prevention is worth a hundred pounds of cure. At the same time Dr. Pettus is keeping a sharp eye on all vessels that enter the harbor and no one on hoard a ship hailing frtlu an infected port is allowed ashore until he has satisfied himself that there is ab? solutely no danger of bringing in the yellow pest. As .an additional guaran? ty of safety Dr. Pettus is having Fish? erman's Island put in condition for the reception of marines suspiciously sick. A large quantity f>f supplies was on the dock-nt Old Point yesterday morn? ing and will be. sent to the island with? out delay. Miss Bertha Cozine Franklin. Miss Thornton. Miss Robins, Miss Fisher, Miss S. C. Newall and Miss K. M. Arch? enback, who are said to be immune nurses, arrived at Fort Monroe Sun.lav and reported for duty at the hospital yesterday morning. HUDSON AT OLD POINT. Said to Have Sick and Wounded Aboard. The United States transport Hudson from Santiago, arrived at Old Point at noon yesterday and oast anchor some distance from the dock. A yellow flag floated from her foremast, indicating that there was sickness aboard. Dr. Pettus, who, fin innately for the people of Old Point and the Peninsula towns, now has complete control over trans? ports as well as olker vessels coming from ports in which yellow fever is known to exist, immediately hoarded the Hudson. lie remained on the ship for some time and. it is said. cam. away dissatisfied with her condition. While it is no.t ntated that he found fe? ver or any other dangerous contagion', disease, it seems certain that his dis? coveries were sufficient to warrant him in holding the Hudson in quarantine until a more extensive examination That's All Hampton Had. YELLOW FEVER could be made. Dr. Pettus .! es 11<? t Intend to allow the vessel to land any sick and wound? ed until he is fully assured that lie will take no risk in doing- so. Mow many there are on the Hudson could not be learned, but it is said that she brougrht a number lor tin- hospital at Fort Mon? roe. The remains of Captain CaprSn and Lieutenant Hamilton Pish, of Col? on.'1 Roosevelt's Rough Riders, arc on the ship. 'Ten or twelve days ago a handsome casket was sent to Old Point for the i ception of Lieutenant Fish's remains. It is one of the most costly burial cases ever seen there. A rumor was current last evening to the effect that Sylvester Srovet. ? Now York World correspondent, who. it-<s said, on Hi.casioii of the unfurling of the American colors at Santiago, grossly insulted General Sim Her anil for his temerity was ordered to be de? ported, is on the Hudson. hospital < :o XT 11A ct. Mr. George W. Copeland Gets It at $37.0110. Mr. George W. Copeland. of this city. Inis been awarded the contract tot;, the construction of the buildings of the new hospital on Mill ('reek beach. He gels it at $37.979. t here are two: ty-o Id" buildings to bo erected, seventeen of which are hospital wards for the ac? commodation of (10 patients. Mr. Cop ? land is required to have the work onm pl'i ted in ninety days, but he will lie easily able to comply with this condi? tion. He had a number of competitors. Washinglon. Norfolk. Newport News and other cities being represented among tin- bidders. The contrai l for plumbing ami Heat? ing, which is expected to run the cost of the hospital complete up to about ftil.000. wtis not awarded yesterday, and will nut lie for several days. Mr. Joe Copeland. the will known hardware man of this city, is known to be one of the lowest bidders, but as several Washington men figured on the work he is by no means certain that he will come out the w inner. The government could not give the contract to a b. tter or more competent man. the STTJRG1S .1URV. List of Names From Which It Will Re ? Miosen. Hampton will furnish a jury for the trial of Attorney Sturgis and the twelve men w ho will compose it will bV? select? ed from the following list of sixteen prominent gentlemen of the town and coiinty: .1. W. Richardson, p. e. Davis, 11. i'. Marrow, H. M. Minor. liYcd Cun? ningham, .1. F. Rowe. ("barbs lleffellln ger. R. S. Hudghis. R. It. Tennis. Tics. Wilson. v. p. Holt. M. ('. Ran:- no. <'. W. tlickman. John. W. Royeniotl and David Johnson. Nearly all of these gentlemen live in Hampton and repre? sent the leading business interests of the city. They are tuen of the highest standing and Mr. Sturgis may rest as ' sured that whatever vertiert' they may I render will not only be an honest one. but one entirely in accord with the law and the evidence. BRIEF ITEMS. Rev. C. G. McDaniel occupied^ the pul pit of the Baptist church Sunday night. Mr. McDaniel formerly lived in Hamp? ton. Mr. Hunter BoolCer has returned from a trip to the mountains. Mr. Thomas Wilson, of Chester. V.l.. accompanied by his wife, is visiting his mother, Mrs. E: P. Wilson, of the West End. Miss Blackineal, of Louisville. Ky? Is visiting ;it Ruiid's Cottage. Rev. .1. R. a] Vaughan. n popular Methodisl divine, preached at the First Methodist church Sunday. The Rev. .1. T. Whitley, pastor of the First Methodist church, and the Rev. G. II. Lambeth, pastor of the West End Methodist church, v.il leave this morn? ing Tor Suffolk to attend the Ports mouth district conference, which i^ill meet near that place. WHEELER AT SANTIAGO. (New York Tribune.) Jam..-; Lindsay Gordon. 'Gen. Wheeler started on the two miles' journey to the front in an am? bulance. About half way to the front he met some litters hearing wounded. The veteran, against the protest of the surgeons. Immediately ordered his horse, and after personally assisting the wounded into the ambulance m anted and rode onward. "The men burst into frantic ? cheers, which followed tin- general all along the line." Into the thick of the tight he went. pallid and sick and wan, Borne in ambulance to the front, a ghostly wisp of :i man; But the lighting soul of a fighting man, approved in the long ago. Went to the front in tiiat ambulance, and the body of Fighting Joe. (Hit from the front tiny were coming back, smitten of Spanish shells? Wounded boys from the Vermont hills und the Alabama dells: "Put them into this ambulance: I'll ride to the front." he said; And he climbed to the saddle, and rode righL on. that little old ex-Confeo. From end to end of the long blue ranks rose ii11 the ringing cheers. And many a powder-blackened face was furrowed with sudden tears. As with (lashing eyes and gleaming sword, and hair and beard of snow. Into the hell of shot and shell rod-, little old Fighting Joe. Sick with fever and racked with pain. he eiiuld not stay away. For he heard the song of the yester? years, in the deep-mounted can? non's bay He heard in the calling song of the guns there was work for him to do, Where his country's best blood splash? ed and llowed 'found tin' old Red. While and Blue. Fevered body and hero heart! This Union's heart to you Reals out in love and reverence?and lo each dear body in blue Who stood or fell 'mid the shot and shell, and ( bet red in the face of tiie foe, As, wan and white, lo heart of the fight rode little old Fighting j'oe! I Kxcarflioii to Nhtrstiru Falls. The next select excursion to Niagfira Falls, Buffalo and -Watklns Glen will leave Norfolk, Wednesday. July 27th. via Washington and Baltimore steam? ers and the Baltimore & Ohio R. R.. (Royal Blue Line), round trip. $13.00. Tickets limited eleven days. Stop-over privileges permitted on return journey. For further information apply to Ar? thur G. Lewis, under Atlantic Hotel. juli-20-e-o-d-Jull-27 NEW YORK, July 25,?The St. Paul sailed this afternoon for southern wat? ers. Tin-' Harvard is being disinfected and is not expected to sail for several days. ?i ... ....... ! '?Z'M&':r:&- . SUGAR CONSUMERS, MARITIME PEOPLE SEEM TO EXCEL IN ITS CONSUMPTION. Euglnixt In the First In Sugar Consumption Bemua? She Leads um r* Mnrltlme row? er-Tim Sugar Producing Countries Ilo Not Consume Much or their Product. The sugar crop of the world amounts In a normal year to about S.000.000 tons, of which the larger part, 4,500,000 tons, comes from beets, and the bal? ance. 3.500.000 tons, from sugar cane. Of the latter the largest proportion comes from the West Indies, and a large amount from the Island of Java. Among the countries producing beet sugar, Germany comes lirst, with about one-third of the world's crop; then Austria, with about as much, and then France, Russia and Belgium and Hol? land .together, with substantially the same quantity. In respect of the production of beet sugar in the United States there lias been a vast increase since the estab? lishment of the McKinley tariff of 1S!>0. The year previous the American prod? uct was 2.S00 tons. Two years later it was 12.000 tons. Four years later it was 20,000 tons. Last year it was 43, 000 tons, and the product is on the in? crease. The McKinley tariff establish? ed, between Juiy 1, 1S91. and July 1, 1S95, a bounty to he paid by the United Sttites government to sugar producers, with a view of stimulating the industry and compensating those engaged in it for the changes made in the duty upon imported sugar. Among scientists the opinion has been general that a moderate amount of sugar, like a moderate amount of salt, should enter into the dietary of the people of each nation, but is only when the figures of the consumption ot sugar are examined that it is seen that the quantity consumed varies radically and it is a curious fact that in those countries In which the maritime spirit ?the spirit of navigation, commerce, I travel and colonization?is strong, there is a very considerable consump? tion of sugar per capita, whereas in those countries iu which these quali? ties are not predominant among the Inhabitants the consumption is smaller, in England, lirst among the maritime nations of the world, the consumption of sugar is S5 pounds a year for each inhabitant. In Denmark it Is 45, in Holland 31, in France 30. and in Nor? way and Sweden 25, whereas in Rus? sia it is only lO.'in Italy 7, in Turkey 7, in Greece ti, and Servia 4. The con? sumption of sugar seutus to have very little connection with or relation to the production of sugar, for in Aus? tria, the sugar product of which Is large, the avefinge consumption Is only 19 pounds, while in Switzerland, In which there is no production to speak of, it is 44. And another curious phase of the matter is that there is a great I disparity in the consumption of sugar I in the two tea-drinking countries? England and Russia. The large amount of sugar consumed in France is attributed, in part, to the fact that tile French confectioners and candy makers, and more especially those do? ing business in the city of Paris, use in their trade enormous quantities of sugar in a year, adding abnormally to the average consumption of sugar in the French republic. Interesting Notes. The Czar of Russia proposes to con? struct a canal spanning the Black and Baltic Seas, which would be of great strategic importance. The American railroads expend In a year a sum more than one hundred million dollars in excess of the total expenses of the United States Go'vern | nient. A trapper earned four hundred dol? lars in three months by the capture of coyotes, wolves, and wildcats in the vicinity of Drew's Valley, I^ake Coun? ty, Oregon. A New York electrician has designed a new incandescent lamp which has the carbon filament strung on Insula? tors on a flat base, with a dome-shaped glass bulb instead of the usual shape. Fire-proof paper bricks are coming into use for building purposes. They are made with a hollow centre, to in? sure uniformity in hardness, and the hollow is afterward tilled with cement. A lloynl Inn-Keejier. The Kiug of Wurtemburg may cer? tainly be said to be the only, Knight of the Garter who iu a hotel-keeper as well as a monarch. This has long been n tradition in his family, but not til! lately was it discovered by the rulers of the beautiful little German kingdom how profitable inn-keeping can be? come. When Peter the Great was traveling incognito through Europe he refused to stop anywhere but at an inn. To circumvent this whim the ther King of Wurtemburg put a tavern sigi. outside one of the royal palaces, and dressed as an inn-keeper, himself wel? comed the czar. This royal personage's descendant now owns two large hotels, from which he is said to derive a rev? enue of ?12,000 a year. Void liy FlernreN. Nearly 60,000 acres have beeen re? claimed in Ireland during the past year from the bog and marsh lands. The fastest flowing river in the world is the Sutley, in British India. Its descent is 12.000 feet in 180 miles. According to the best authorities, less than one thousand-millionth part of the .sun's rays peaches the earth. The longest cantil in the world is in Russia. It extends from St. Peters? burg to the frontier of China, and measures nearly 4,500 miles. According to computations the black ;ace embraces about one-tenth of the living members of the human species, Dr 150.000.000 individuals. <>]>nl \?> More Unlucky. The opal is now fast losing Its bad reputation as an unlucky stone, and the result is that opals are more popu? lar now than ever before, and their price has risen, especially in the case of those that are distinguished for bril? liant flame tints. A young latly, well known In the London society world, re? cently showed her superiority to com? mon superstitious notions by accepting as an engagemeul ring an opal sur? rounded by thirteen small diamonds, and thus setting at defiance two an? cient superstitions. and Famiiy Liquor Store eSTRBUISriETJ IM IS88. Is the place for yon to bay your Wines und Liquors for Cooking and Medicinal purposes. mese ore ir.e ru-ss 01 me core ona sola 1 INSIDE: Jio Loud Talking or Singing', discuss? ing of Politics, Na? tionality or Keli 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 pram&l Attention. P.J.MUGLER No. 2S12 WASHTNGTON AVENUE, P. O. Bui 19. NEWPORT NEWS. VA. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY I'Oll RICHMOND. WASHING? TON. LYNCHBURG, CINCINNATI. LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS. &C. .MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND SUMMER HOMES. Schedule in effect June 26, 1898. WESTBOUND. | 5 & 1 | No. 1 | No. 3 I *~36p I 6 50p 8 00a|. 1U 15a|. LvNewport New Ar Richmond ... Lv Richmond ....| 10 3oa Ar Lynchburg . .. 3 50p Ar Lexington, Va.| *6 20p Ar Nai l Bridge .. Ar Cltf ton Korge | 7 3Up Lv Richmond _1*10 20a| Ar Charlottesvillel* 1 45p Ar Stau.itou .!? 3 38p! Ar Clifton Forge |" 5 4iip Ar Va. Hot Spr'gsj. Ar White Sulphur]* 6 26p Ar Cincinnati ....]. Ar Louisville .... 1 Ar Chicago .I Ar St. Louis .J 2 15p 6 44p 7 0Sp 3 57p 9 50p 9 28p 7 55a 11 00a 5 30p 6 56p 10 30p 2 43?. : 4 22a 6 28a 7 25a 7 05a 615p 8?0p 7 15a | 7 30a ; ?Daily except Sunday. Other tlmae* dally. Nus. 5 und 1 Mountain Resorts tqfiln / dally to Richmond and exaept SundayjV:J Richmond to Ronceverte. Parlor Car old Point to Roncevert '. without change. No. l with Pullman dally Rlchmon $ to Cinctunati, Louisville and St. Loulfxifi No. 3 with Pullnuiu dally Old Point ttffct IliiiUin, Cincinnati and Louisville. Jigs Meals served on dining cars on *No& * I and 3 west of Gordonsvllle. TRAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS FOR OLD POINT W.-ck days 10 30 a, 11 15 a and 1, 3. G, ti 05 and 6 15 p m. I Sundays only 1115 a and 1, 3, 6, 6OS, j 7, 8 and 9 p m. FOR NORFOLK. |Exlra|No. 2|No. 4 _ _I Trip. I dal. | dal. | .v. New port News . I 8 20a 111 lSal 6 05p . Ar Norfolk. 9 15a 12 15p 7 05p Ar Portsmouth t. ...| |12 28pj 7 20p Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth daily 6 40 a m and 3 00 p in. Leaves Norfolk 7 00 a m, 9 35 a rn and 3 30 p m for Newport News. For tickets and other information ap- \ ! ply to E. W. ROBINSON, Ticket Agent,. | Newport News. JOHN D. POTTS, Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt., Richmond. Va. T HE NORFOLK & WASHING? TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful Iron Palaeo Steamers Newport News, Washington. j and Norfolk will leave daily aa fol- ii ; lows: J '?; NORTH BOUND. Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North street at. 5:00 p. m. . Leave Norfolk, foot of Mathews street at. 5:45 p. m. Leave Old Point at . 6:45 p. m. Arrive Washington at. 7:00 a. m. B. &. O. R. R, PENN.. R. R. Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m..8:00am. Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m. 10:50am Ar. New York ut.. .. 1:25 p m..2:15 pm ? South bound. B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. IL Lv. New York at_11:30 a m..1:00 p m: Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:33 p m..3:18 p m '?? Ar. in Washington .. 4:30 p m..6:18 p my Steamers leave Washington at 6:30pm-i Arrive Fortress Monroe at_7:00 a m Arrive Norfolk at . 8:00 am fcrrive at Portsmouth at.8:30 am The trip down the historic Potomeo river and Chesapeake Bay on the ele? gant steamers of this company is un? surpassed. The steamers are compar- ' atively new, having been built in 1891, and are fitted up In the most luxurl- i ant manner, with electric lights, call bell, and steam heat In each room, The tables are supplied with every de? licacy of the season from the markets of Washington and Norfolk. For further information apply to D. J. CALLAHAN. Agent Norfolk. Va. OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. J. DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN I NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA' ^ I POINTS. The elegant passenger steamships I Jamestown, Guyandotte, Princess Anna i and Old Dominion leave New York :; every day except Sunday at 3:30 P. M., for Norfolk and Newport News, ^ touching at Fortress Monroe on the uuth bound trip. The ships of this line leave Norfolk ' for New York direct every day except I Sunday at 5:30 P. M. A short, delightful and Invigorating voyage. FARES: First-class, straight. Including meals and berth.* *-<? First-class, round trip, including meals and berth. $18.09 Steerage, without subsistance.... 4.50 Steamer Luray arrives from Smith-: field and leaves for Norfolk dally ex? L-pt Sunday at S:00 A. M. Returning, leaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf 1 every day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M. M. B. CROWELL. Agant. IT! F KCHANTS & MINERS TRANS- . L\J PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP | LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVIDENCB land BALTIMORE. Leave Newport News, via Norfohc to! Boston every Monday.Wednesday ana Friday, sailing from Norfolk at 6:30 P. M Leaves for Providence Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 P. M. Leave Newport News for Baltimore: Mondays, Fridays. Saturdays and Sun? days at 5 P. M.. connecting for Wash, ington. Philadelphia and ? New York. Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3; round trip; $5, including stateroom berth. Ac? commodations and cuisine un? equalled. Freight and passengers, for all points north sfad south, further information aoSty to L. C. SAUNDERS, t\gent, Newport News, V*. W. P. TURNER, G. P. A?- g J. C. WHITNEY. T. M. **\ General offlctftgaltfmoro, Md, M'CALIi tTews wittl Peter*-: lay and Hll leav? Sery Tu???? about 3:39 Monday, tak. F Irp HE STEAMER | 1 will leave Now both freight and pass burg every Monday, Friday about 7:15 A Newport Newsf day, Thu P. M. Will Wednesday an sharp.