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W. W. WARREN
News Dealer,
Opposite the Postofflce
P. 8. MESSENGER,
General Carpenter,
-MANUPACTCRKR OK
BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,
Frames, Sasii, Slinds & Doors
Wlatiie.ls and
Mouldings*
QUEEN SREETT. UAMPTON VA.
P. O. BOX 102.
I Hamoion to Go.,
Masonic Build
w Now Voi-k. Philadelphia. Bult:- e
& *
" more, Washington. Richmond. ^
? Norfolk anu Nownori News pa- 9
I t
4 '?'"'I 'in.? Stationers'. Books. ?
f Hlank Book-. Sehoi ! Books anil |
6 Supplies always on hand. I
I ?
? Also a niee line of Wagons- tri- |
I ?.toys. I
^ Merchants will (lnO it to their <J
? Interests'to examine our stock 9
? of blank 1.ks. inks. ele.. lie- 9
I fo,, haying elsewhere. f
I Hampton News Co., f
Masonic Building.
S. Y.BI
ACTOR,
ELOCUTIONIST,
and thorough
TEACHER.
Private lessons at your home or
Impediments, or "halting speech,"
absolutely cured. I demonstrate, and
show you all that I tench in a practica!
e best in the world
Address;
LOCK BOX 21".
Hampton. Virginia.
n
College
Classical school for Girls
and Young Ladies. Session
be<r/in September 20th. For
catalogue, &.c, address,
MISS FITCHETT,
Tlainpton, Y;t.
it' Ev] AU&%?%$$$A
Window Screens
That Really Protect
from the flies and other sum?
mer pests are the sort of screens you
want. Made to fit your window snugly.
T>o not warp, nor crack, nor wear at
the edges of the wire netting?that's
the soi l of screens we sell at the price
of the fall-to-pieees kind.
Geo. n. Richter
No. fl Queen Street. Hampton. Va.
E. W. JOHNSON
Contractor and Butltvek
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Plans and Specifications Prepared on
Short Notice.
HOUSE -VOR1C A :~PECIAL'l Y
are today wonderful men.
They are the pride\f America. 1
Yet they are no more wonder?
ful than the bargain I am |
offering in three styles of
FRENCH TOILET SOAP,
ff Violet, Heliotrope, and Jack
Hose. They are all command- lj
? ers of great value These are jj)
If well made. round milled j?
|j soups, very haul and lasting, EJ
I CTS. PER CAKE
H I have also small lot of
S Pr. King's Skin Soap leTt at
I! 1U cents.
gjj Violet Ammonia at the
jlj remarkably low price of 15
ents a bottle.
M, 6. Birgess,
The Druggist,
ft When Visitiiirj Flioelnis Gal! at
g Mellen street, near Mallory.
<? Where you can get ngooil square
* meal.
? ?efreshmetits at bar room ? I
! TflOS. ft. DOUGHTY, ?
? PROPRIETOR, i
A Good Judge of Fuel.
will never burn anything but our high
grade coal. It Is not only satisfactory
for cooking and heating purposes, but I
its intense heat and long continued
combustion makes it economical in the ]
household.
c. c. SMITH & 3 )
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
PEEDY
kh& le clam's
mum FRENCH REMEDY
Soever FasSe.
ENDORSsD ?Y THOUSANDS
m':'^--' ;\: v., ri.eilc.-i rttru'.ilor without an equal.
.. Enrol.
; trial
stskupticai of the
For sale In Newport News by W. G. I
I Eett at
WJACKEY'S . . .
. . R5TSTAU3?NT.
Meals at all hours. First-class Din?
ner, 20c. 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.
UP-STAIRo.
George Lohse^ Manager
EES do wdehb
f ^U---f DR.FEi.JX VS. B-SUM'S
; tr.c ori^iniil a?
safe arid rol:.ai j
^ Gem-.isiu Solo nnl
CNCK
Um luar
by mttil.
For sale by KLOR'S DRUG STORES. |
Newport News. Va.
from healthy cowj
?stable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for Inspection?6 cents ?
quart or ?. cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a
piri't In class bottles. Delivered any?
where to the ctty.
J. ET. tangslow.
wick.
J. R. SWINERTON, Manager.
SPECIAL RATES TO COMMERCIAL
TRAVELERS.
AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
M aiket Cutatins From the
Leading Busines Cenbers.
NEW YORK MONEY MARKET.
NEW YORK. August 1.?Money 01
call, steady at 1 l-4g2 per cent.: last j
loan 1 1-'-' per cent.: prime mercantile
paper, 3 1-2?T4 per cent.: sterling ex?
change steadv, with actual business in
bunkers" bills at 4.Sr>@4.S5 1-4 for de?
mand, and at 4.S3 l-4(Ji>l-2 for sixty
days: posted rates. 4.S4 [email protected] and 4.s<! .
Tfl.SO 1-2; commercial bills. 4.S2?4.S2 ,
1--': silver certificates. 5S l-2<2>r,9 1-1: bar j
silver. ?S "J-1G: Mexican dollars. 4S 1-2;
government bonds, strong.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
NEW YORK. Aug. 1.?The stock I
market held firm today against several
adverse influences and showed greatly |
improved demand in the later dealing
The supply of American stocks left in |
the foreign exchanges has become so
much reduced and dealings in them are
so insignificant there, that little ac
count was taken of the fact that Lon?
don was closed today for its bank hol?
iday. Railroad stocks in th-? early
dealings here continued to -suffer fr<
ill*- neglect which has recently ins
the market almost stagnant. The
bears availed themselves of lb" o.uie
tude to muku?jian aggressive attack,
directing their efforts chiefly against !
Brooklyn Transit and Rubber pre?
ferred, because these stocks have re?
cently gone up sharply and there were j
known to be heavy speculative coin- j
mitments to the long side in them.
There was besides a disposition tn
take profits, so that prices shaded off
easily and uncovered stop loss orders. I
People's Ga.%?vas also subjected to \
t orous attack and was sold down to
The speculation in sugar was feverish I
although the price did not get far away
from 1.39. The stock market was also j
materials' aided by the increased de?
mand for bonds in the afternoon, in
which there was active business, espe?
cially in the 4 per cent, bonds of lately [
reorganized roads, and the junior issues
which are gaining in security from the
recent increase ip. earnings. Total sales,
j S2.120.000.
! ATcbiHon. B'j
} Baltimore & Ohio . 14
Canada Pacdie . S4
Canada Southern. 53i
Chesapeake & Ohio. 23J
? Chicago & Alton. 100
Chicago, Burlinsrton & Quiney.. 100$ I
C.C. C. & St.L.....42,|
._ do _ do pfsf. '85
Delaware & Hudson. 10'iJ
Delaware, Lack. & W.ir.0
Erie (new). Big
Fort Wavne. '
?reut Northern i>ref'd. 1201
Illinois Central. ex iliv 107
Lake Shore. 1001
Louisville & Nashville. ?'?>
Manhattan L. 10?
Michigan Central. W'i j
Missouri Pacific.
Mobile & Ohio.
New .lersev Central.
New York" Central.UK* I
Norfolk ?i Western. 14* i
Northern Pacific.....*.
do pref'd. 71; !
Pittsbnrg. 170
Readiug. ... 171
Hock Island. Oflj
St. Paul. 100i !
do pref'd. 131J
Southern Pacific. in;
Southern Railway. .SIS
do pref'd. ?l;
Texas & Paeiiic. l -l
Union l'acitic pref'd. 1115
Adams Express. 1"3
American Express. 130
United States Express. -11
Wells Farto Express. IIS
American Tobacco. I'jaj |
do pref'd . 1'Ji'j
People's Gas. 'Mi
Consolidated tins. W.I
General Electric. ;i!>}
Pacific Mail. 804
Pu!Iuiau Palace.es div ISO;
Silver Certiticates. ?si
Suirar .;. 13.ij
do pret'd . 113;
Tennessee Coal & Iron.
Western Union.
Chicago Northwestern. B'.lj
do pref'd. 17
Chicago Great Western. 15j |
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
CHICAGO. August 1.?A decrease
the visible supply today together \
a rally in corn strengthened wh
September closed 3-Sc higher, and De?
cember rose 1-Se. September corn ad?
vanced 1-Sc. Oats left off l-8c better.
Pork is unchanged; lard last 2 1-2(??c
and ribs are 2 l-2c lower.
WHEAT? Open High Low C!(
July 05?l l'.?l 045 (
Sept li-if ?-iJ in:
Dec tils 04 i tili} Mi
CORN?
July 33i 331 83
Sent 431 a:ii 32 j
OATS?
July 20; 20| 20?
Sept &i$ 231 -'-'i
PORK
Sept 0.85 0.475 8.35 0
LA UJ >?
Sept 5.45 5.47i 5.40 5
Get 5.47* 5.521 5.45 3
R IBS
Sept 5.42} 5.45 5.40 5
Oct 5.45 5.50 5.;?0 5
Cash quotations were as follow.-.:
Flour slow: No- 3 spring wheat.
f)3(g4?5; No. 2 red, (>5?<g)05?: No. 2 |
corn, 33<-?33&; No. 2 oats. 31; No.
2 white, 2t5(gi244; No. 3 white, 20<gt!}7;
No. 2 rye, 404n421; No 2 barley.
<a?i?5; No. 1 tlax seed, btj; prime
tiiuothv seed, 2.574; mess pork pel
barrel 0.40aji).45; lard, per 100 pounds,
5 [email protected]; clsort ribs sides, loose,
5.30(015.05: ? dry salted sL< ulders,
boxed, 4S@5; short clear side?
boxed, 5.75<g)0.00; No. 2 yellow corn,
38ia38}.
NEW YORK COTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK. August 1.?Colon f
tures opened ouiet and firm. August,
.".S?: September. 5.90; October. 5.94; No?
vember, 5.9G; December. 8.00; January,
0.04: February. G.07; .March. 0.1U; April,
0.13: -May, 6.17.
BALTIMORE PRODUCE MARKET.
BALTIMORE. Aug. L?Flour?yuiet;
wesier super, 2.S0{r3.O?; de extra, 3.1:V@
3.??; do family, 3.90<?fi4.30.
Wheat?Easy; spot. 701-4<g>3-8;
month. 69 l-4C<rG9 1-2; September. ?XI-1
<fM-2: southern wheat by sample, G2iji> |
71 1-2.
Corn?Dull: spot. 36 7-8@37; month,
3f>3-4@37; September. 37@37 1-4; south?
ern white and yellow corn, 40<(ji41.
Oats?Firm; No. 2 white. 331-2@34.
Rye?Steady; No. 2 nearby, 4?; No.
w.-stern, 48.
Sugar?Strong; granulated, ?.4? 1-*.
Butter?Steady: fancy creamery, IVffT'
20: imitation. 17.
Eggs?Steady: fresh, J2 1-2.
Cheese?Steady; fancy New York
large, S l-4f?>X 1-2.
Lettuce?50@75 cents per bushel bas?
ket.
[email protected] per gallon for fin?
ished goods in car loads; 1.3001.31 per
gallon for jobbing lots.
The short hairs that in novels always
curl In graceful tendrils on the
heroine's pretty white neck are much
more prone to hang down in Inartistic
limpness this weather.
Many supposed to be peaceful nights
In the country lose their charm when
owls hoot, tree toads mournfully carol
and ambitious roosters and the neigh?
bors' dogs vie with each other in de?
stroying sleep.
H AMP TO IS NE WS
Shmiptou ISurcau os <Tik Sailij -press,
King Street, near Queen, opposite .the Postofllee.
All news letters for publication In this department should be ad<*ressed to
Daily Press Bureau, Hampton.
The Daily Press will be found for sale every morning at the following
places:
Hampton?Shield's book store. Queen street, lind at the office of the paper
on King street.
Old Point?Baulcb's stationery and book store. Hygela Hotel. Chamberlin
Hotel.
Many Grow Out of Camp
Yarns.
WILDSTORIESATTHEFORT
Mr. KlcImr.Uoii Not In.llcto.l. CliUu.ul.
AIko IN. :.p..,I. K. <;. Dimlen. .Ir..
D.-.t.l. Yester-liiy Mornlng'h Kirn,
lientii <.r Levin \yin.it..-.
It is doubtless perfectly safe to say
that there is no place in this Slate at
the present time in which so large.a
variety of rumors is produced as arc
horn end nursed into healthy activity
as Fort Monroe. During the past fort?
night the glib-tongued goddess of the
gossips hits foretold a number of the
most interesting and Important events,
none of which, of course, has come
true, and then, as if in spite, she has
giV< n currency to doleful harangues In
which Death with his sharp tooth.il
reaping hook was pictured as gloating
over his daily harvest or sick and
wounded soldiers. There is no occasion
for wonder in the fact thai stories of
yellow fever and other deadly maladies
among the soldiers have been circulated
since the arrival of the first detachment
from The gory liehi of Santiago.
A few statements made yesterday on
the dock at Old Point will serve to il?
lustrate the absurd exaggerations
which ncTfi'and then unsettle the nerv, s
of timid people.?A-sgroup of men made
up for the most part o}'$QlU&M,-*s wore
engaged in an enrenst dlscuss'-S^'of the
condition of affairs In the Held hd>pi.tal.
Eor some time the dead house was tlig.
focal point of the energetic argument1
in hand. One man declared that at
that very moment, as he had been re?
liably informed, four bodies lay there
awaiting interment. One after another,
he said, the ?soldiers are dying ..I' fever
and the officials, fearful of losing largo
numbers of men by desertion, are seek?
ing to cov.-r up the real state of affairs.
This was gloomy enough, indeed, hut
the volunteer cut loose another reef In
the black curtain by adding that the
.Laths at the hospital bad been so,nu?
merous at times and the diseases by
which the men had been carried away
were so malignant that It had been
found necessary t.. bury four In one
.?..Ihn. When asked where he had ob?
tained such Inf..rotation he replied that
he had heard the story in eamp and he
saw no reason why he should discredit
it.
To the intelligent mind such stories
as this bear the brand of absurdity on
their face. Nevertheless, they servo as
the foundation for rumors which, al?
though contrary to the rule in such
matters, are sufficiently .-modified to be
taken seriously by thoughtful people,
when they become exceedingly mis?
chievous. The antiquated and untrust?
worthy adage that where there is so
much smoke there certainly must be
some lire is at once called int.. requisi?
tion and a report which had nothing
more than a disorder.1 imagination
for a. father takes on the form uf
alarming apprehension.
DEATH OP K. G. D ARD EN, JR.
Passed Away in Baltimore Sunday
A fternoon.
Mr. E. G. Darden. Jr.. son of Post?
master Darden, of this city, died at the
home of his brother. Elton Darden, :n
Baltimore, at 2 o'clock Sunday af?
ternoon of heart failure. This makes
the second death in Mr. Darden's fam?
ily within a fortnight. Towser.as hewas
commonly called hero, came horn.- from
Baltimore two weeks ago to he at the
bedside of his sick brother, Sydney,
who passed away a few days after his
arrival, lie seemed to be in good health,
although it was known that he had suf?
fered from hemmorhages. Mr. Darden
was about if. years old. He was a
printer by trade and was well liked
Last Saturday, accompanied by his
mother, he left Hampton to return to
Baltimore, in which city his parents
had arranged for hint to In* treated at
a first-class hospital. Mr. Darden was
quite ill at the time, hut :t was thought
that he would soon regain his strength.
But instead, he grew worse, and upon
the arrival of the party in Baltimore
was taken as quickly as possible to his
brother's house. The remains will ar?
rive here on the Baltimore steamr-r
ibis morning and will be taken to the
undertaking establishment of ("apt. .1.
W. Brown, and at 10:30 o'clock the in?
terment will take place in St. John's
church yard. The Rev. Dr. Woodfin
will conduct the funeral service at tiie
grave. There will be none tit the house.
The remains will be accompanied from
Baltimore by Mrs. Darden, Mr. Elton
Darden and Mr. I. T. Jones.
AN OT.D CITIZEN HONE.
Death of Mr. Levin Winder Early Yes?
terday Morning.
Mr. Devin Winder, one of the oldest
and most highly respected citizens of
this city, died at his home in the West
End at twenty minutes past 12 o'clock
yesterday morning. Mr. Winder was
a bunt TO years old. For many years he
resided at C'hesterville. a farm famous
as the home of Chancellor George
Wythe, one of the signers of the decla?
ration -.I' independence. Mr. Winder
had been in feeble health for some time.
He was the father-in-law of Mr. A. S.
Segar. ?'
The funeral will take place this m ru?
ing from the Hampton Baptist church,
of which the deceased was a member.
Dr. Woodfin will conduct the service
and deliver a discourse. The interment
wdl b.- in the Baptist church yard.
Messrs. William Vaughnn, K. W.
Hudgins, .1. W. ?lnckmore, Vaughan
Jones. Clay Marrow and Capt. Josse
Jones will act as pall-bearers.
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Building and Contents Burned Yester?
day Mo: ning.
The two-story building a mile above
this city, on the Newport News road,
occupied as a store and residence by
Mr. T. S. Jones, was totally destroyed
by fir,- at I o'clock yesterday morning.
With the exception of a few articles of
bed clothing nothing was saved. Tie
origin of the lire is sai.l to be unknown.
A grocery and liquor store was con?
ducted on the first lloor, the fa'm-ly
using the second story as living apart?
ments. Mr. Jones says that when he
came down stairs ho found the store
room filled with smoke. Shortly after?
ward (lames broke out and he ran back
to save his family, which he did with
difficulty. The building was worth
about $1,400 and the stock of goods JG00.
They were insured by Jones, Saunders
& Co., in the Phoenix, ofiHondon, for
j $1,275.
MR. RICHARDS? >N l'UEE,
The Oraml Jute Yesterdav Declined t.i
Liullut Him.
Tlie grand jurors empaneled for ilie
present term of the County Cent yes?
terday refused to indict Mr. lt. V. Rich?
ardson, who. on tli" morning ? >!' June
?0 last, sli t Mr. Joseph Cunningham.
The story of the tragii affair ?a< print?
ed in full in the Daily Press and will b<
easily recalled.
All the witnesses examined at the
preliminary hearing were summoned
before lie' grand jurors and repeated
the story of the unfortunate affair as
they had told ii t,. Judge Leo. In ad?
dition to them Mr. Cunningham him?
self was there. The cas.tcupied the
attention of the jurors all the attorn.1
and much speculation was engaged in
with respect of their deliberations.
Mr. Richardson was under a $?,000
bond secured by the indorsement of
Mr. J. S. Darling and Mr. Henry
Schmelz.
CHISMAN ESCAPED.
No Indictment Against the Phoebus
Saloonkeeper.
Prank Chisman. clung.-,1 several
months ago with kidnapping a year-.
Phoebus girl and causing her to be- .-:
ri,-.l to a house of ill-fame in Newport
News, was yesterday morning acquit?
ted of the charge by the failure of th,
grand jury to return an indictment
Despite the fact that the evident-,
against Chisman at the time the-alleged
abduction occurred was commonly re?
garded as quite strong, tie- grand jury
yesterday, ii appears; found it impossi?
ble to hold the saloonkeeper for trial.
Tin- jury is mad.- up of tin- following
gentlemen: .1. W. Royenton. .1. \V.
Russsell. David Johnson. R. 11. Wood,
j! K. Sinclair and A. M. Hanger.
MEAT FOR SHAFTER'S ARMY.
Transport Michigan Sails front Tampa
f..r Santiago.
< By Telegraph.)
TAMPA. FLA.. August 1.?The trans?
port Michigan sailed yesterday from
jSijrt Tampa, and crossed the bar of the
bay tftijnj'- She was loaded w ith fn sh
meat ft?frsGeneral Shafter's army, be?
sides a iargevSuantily "r other supplies.
General knrk|'!p Collazo. commander
in-ohief of the i,iil'an cavalry, was on
hoard and will taKr>*fmnnliin1?r?\, "is
forces in Cuba again. ^general ' ollazo
has been in this country Si"*1* the
ginning ..I' the war. having Tlt-C" ca-led
here by General Miles to consufS?boul
the work In Cuba. He has spent sfiL""
time in Washington with the ofTiciaTf?
and now goes to Santiago under orders
from tin- department; with which ho |
has been co-operating.
General Ooppinger, ..I' I he Fourth
Army Corps, with headquarters in this
city, has received orders today to go to
Porlo Rico at one.-. He will-sail on the
transport Aransas tomorrow unless an?
other boat arrives from quarantine be?
fore that time.
NOT Till-: BAY VIEW.
Editor Daily Press:
In making mention of the trouble on
the beach Thursday night you said the
"Bay View." Tt was no! the Bay View.
It was the Bay Shore. The Bay View
litis never had any trouble with the
volunteers and is no colored resort.
You will do me a favor by correcting
the mistake.
Respectfully.
W. H. RODGERS.
DEATH i >F MRS. DAVIS.
The aged mother ..r Mr. W. T. Davis,
of the Barnes Hotel, passed away last |
Saturday night, at her home in Phoe?
bus, and was buried yesterday morn?
ing in Oakland cemetery. Mrs. Davis
was an excellent woman and was es?
teemed by many people. She was 71
years ..Id.
WAS AN ODD SAILOR.
aptain John While, -an old seama
ised away Saturday at the Normal
lool and was laid at rest Sunday,
was !>6 years of age.
BRIEF ITEMS.
The August term of the County Court
commenced yesterday. A grand jury
was in session.
Mrs. M. H. Mugler. accompanied by |
her daughter, left yesterday for a
month's sojourn in the Virginia moun?
tains.
Chaplain Morrison, of the United
States steamship Minneapolis, conduct?
ed the services at St. John's church
Sunday night.
Mrs. Dr. Botrtelle has returned from
Providence. R. I. Her mother is much
improved.
A little child of Mr. W. II. Harris, of
the West End. died yesterday and was
taker: t.. Chase city for interment.
Max Marcus, the clothier, left last |
night for New York on a business trip.
The Rev. Mr. Bryan, pastor of St.
John's church, is ill.
A grand tournament is announced to
take place at Buckroe Beach on Wed- |
nesday, August -J. Three prizes ?Sir..
$10 and Sr.?will ho awarded. Th, first
f, ur successful knights will hi- entitled
to crowns for queens. The riding will
begin at 3:30. The exercises will . lose
with a supper at Ihe hotel.
"Don't you come around here with
any more of your patent frauds," said
Uncle Reuben. "I've been took in once,
hut you ain't goin' to ken-h me agin."
"What's the matter?" asked the gen?
tlemanly agent. "The lightning rods I
sold you arc all right, aren't they?",
"Ali right! Wei!, mebhy you call
them all right, but they've been up for
raore'n six months now and the light?
ning hasn't hit 'em once!"
Human IViilure.
"There's a good .leal of human na?
ture in a puppy," remarked the phil?
osopher, calmly watching Fido tearing
his best hat to pices. "Almost as
destructive as one of my Mule
nephews."
Mis. Bouncer?"Why, professor,
don'! you see he's got your ha'.:"
The Professor?"Thunder! sr. he
has.1 I thought it was one o!' the
hoarders' iiata. Take that, you
whelp!"
A Florida Kcrleciion.
"It all goes to show," said the sol?
dier, "how events decline to accommo?
date themselves to the convenience of
the individual."
"I guess the government's doing the
best it can," suggested his comrade.
"I'm not complaining. But I can't
help thinking how I'd have enjoyed
these warm clothes when I was getting
j ready to go la- the-Klondike."
TROUBLE ALL. THE WAY UP. j
llouglit a --llotMon'n Cholee" Downtowr
Landed 1? h Ifnspltnl Uptown.
The nurse adjusted the bandage ci
ti e patient's head in one of the ward!
of a big hospital uptown aud then sh?
said:
"Now you may tell me how it hap
I" red. if you will promise to be very
quiet."
"Well, you know Monday was a
wann day." he be-'au, "so I went into
a siuie and told the man I wanted to
buy a straw hat. He picked up one,
put it on my head and lie says, 'That's
the hat you want.' '/ist that way. 1 |
said I would like i<i look at others, i
lie said lie had otl-trs, but insisted on
my taking the on- h<> had put on my
head. I asked h!.m i!" there was any?
thing the matter with that hat and lie
said no, but it was the one he picked
out for nie as soon as lie saw me come
in. 'It's Hobson's choice,' lie said.
'Whose?' I says. 'Hobson's' he says. I
said 1 didn't know him. Then li<- said
everybody was saying it. Said it was
a fad. or something like that, and if I
wanted to be ?strictly in it' I would
take the hat aud it' anybody said, any?
thing to me about it 1 should say It
was Hobson's choice, aud the drinks
would be on the other fellow. So I
paid him $1.C0 and went away under
the new hat.
? When I was going up the steps at
Park place station 1 met an acquaint?
ance who says. 'Where did you get it?'
1 wanted to be sure he meant the hat,
and 1 says. 'Where did 1 gel what?'
'Tlie shed.' he says. That threw me
off. 1 asked him what he meant, aud
lie pointed to the headpiece and says.
'That. You look like a caU under a
new shed.' he says. "That's one of
Hobson's." I says. 'Which is'.'' he
rays. "The hat is." I says. 'I didn't
know Ilobson was in the hat business.'
lie says. "Which one of them'." 1 says.
Then he laughed and poked me and
says. 'Which one are you talking
about?' 'Honest,' I sr.ys, 'it's Hob?
son's.' 'If it's Hobson's.' lie says, "you'd
I better tnke it back to him anc tell
him to give you your old one." 'You
don't seem to know about it," I says,
nut! then I told him about how every?
body was talking about Ilobson. He
I looked at me and says, 'You'd better
take something foi it.'
"And then 1 says. 'All right, cine
oil.' and we went into the first place
and we stood there quite a while and
when we went out 1 found it had cost
me about a dollar, and he hadn't paid
anything.
"So I left him and came on uptown,
thinking all the way up. Two men
were on the seat in front of inc. 1
couldn't hear all they said, but one of
them remarked as his station was call
i^fj^that he s'posed it was Hobson's
choicer-.
"Then^vjpoked at my hat to see if \
it was all rig-?tv 11 seeme<1 115 if il was
too small, but rgjjj !t uack and wcnt
cm to Forty-second"^*-61- whele 1 sot
tiff and went into a liitt^ pl"L''- wh*re
1 met another acquainfij0^;6" Pr?tty
soon he says, 'That was a br?vf '-hIn?
for Hobson to do.' I said yes;. 'Yon
heard about it?' he says. 'Yes>sJ'
rays, 'and It has cost me $2.50, ana'
you witl please sell your gold bricks
to somebody else.' I says. 'Don't take
i:ie for a fool all the time," I says.
"Yon must lie crazy.' he says. "! got
no gold brick," he says. 'I'm talking
about the brave man who sunk his
ship in the harbor.' 'What's his
name?' I says. 'Hobson.' "lie says.
Tuen T got up and took my hat from
the peg and showed it to him and I
says, "Mo you see the hat?' He said
'Yes.' 'Well,' I says, "that's Hobson's."
He looked at it and says. "Why don't
yon wear your own hat? What ar.e
you doing,' he says, 'wearing Hob?
son's hat? And then I hit him. And
when I came to I was here."
Dn-niiH-il Wide Awnke.
The earnestness with which some
children narrate the things which
make impressions on them leads, them
at times to make laughable mistakes.
A little girl downtown was telling i.er
father about a dr< m. The child was
ia a high pitch of excitement and the
father said:
"Annie. I guess you were asleep
when you dreamed that."
"No. I wasn't," she exclaimed. "I
was- wide awake."
A Sad Wuittc.
! "Tt's disheartening," said the pessi?
mist.
"What's the matter?" inquired his
friend.
"I was just thinking that even when
men may earn glory and substantial
reward risking their lives for their
country, there will lie the usual num?
ber of bathers who will see how far
out they can swim."
III? Idea of nn Ansel.
Wederly?"Do you know, my dear, I
dreamed of your mother last night. I
thought'she was an angel."
Mrs. Wederly?"Indeed! Did she
have the traditions! harp and crown?"
Wederly?"Oh. no: I thought 1 met
her on the sheet and she told me she
never intended to darken my door
again."
Very Und Form.
"It if par! of a public man's duty to
Iiis constituents," remarked the neatly
clad congressman, "to habitually ap?
pear well dressed."
"Yes." replied his colleague, "but it's
a bad idea for him to let the "impres?
sion go abroad that he is sugar co :t
ptl."
One on the Bookkeeper,
"I told my wife I had to stay down
lown late to get a balance."
"What did she say?"
"She said I seemed to have lost it
before I got home."
Coining Huck.
It was the beginning of their wed?
ding trip.
"Dear," she inquired anxiously, "In
the excitement of leaving, did you say
goodby to papa and marna?"
"No." he replied; "I said 'au re
voir.' "
lie Pi-ohably Knew.
Miss Courtright?"What do you
think of a man who will marry a wo?
man for money?" Mr. Spooner?"AI! I
;aa say is that such a fellow must be
bard up."
ant! Family Liquor Store
BSI RBLISmED IN 1368.
Is the place tor you to buy your
Wines ami Liquors for Cooking and
Medicinal purposes.
mess ore n Ruiss 01 n cafe ana Sam
INSlUfc:
No Loud Talking
discuss
w of "Politics, Na?
tionality or Reli?
gion. All who
1 cannot comply with
these rules are re?
quested to spend
their time and mon?
ey elsewhere.
All orders by mall will receive prompt
btteatloa.
P.J.MUGLER
No. X312 WASHINGTON AVENUE.
P. O. Box 10. NEWPORT NBW8. VA.
( "1 HES A P E A ICE & OHIO RAILWAY
V BOB RICHMOND, WASHING?
TON, LYNCHBURG, CINCINNATI,
LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO, ST. LOUI3,
&C. MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND
SUMMER HOMES.
Schedule in effect June 2G, 189S.
WESTBOUND. |
LvNewport News]
Ar Richmond .... |
Lv Richmond"777.|
Ar Lynchburg ...
Ar Lexington, Va
Ar Nat'l Bridge ..
Ar Clifton Forge
Lv Richmond ...
Ar Charlottesvllli
Ar Staunten _
Ar Clifion Forge
Ar Va. Hot Spr"gsi
Ar White Sulphur
Ar Cincinnati _
Ar Louisville _
Ar Chicago .
Ar St. Louis .
8 00u|........| 4 35p
..| 6 60p
10 l?a|
10 3Ual
3 50p
?6 20p
5 22p
7 30p|
'10 20a|
? 145pi
' 3 3Sp'
? 5 46p
C 26p
2 15p
5 44p
7 OSp
8 57p
9 50p
9 28p
7 55a
11 00al
5 30p
6 56p
10 30p
2 43a
4 22a
6 28a
7 24?.
7 05a
5 15p
seop
7 16a
7 30a
?Daily except Sunday. Other time
daiiy.
Nos. 5 and 1 Mountain Resort8 train
daily to Richmond and exaept Sunday,
Richmond to Ronceverte.
Parlor Car Old Point to Ronceverte
without change.
No. 1 with Pullman dally Richmond
to Cincinnati. Loutsvllla and St. Louis.
No. 3 with Pullman dally Old Point to
Hin ton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Meals served on dining cars on Nos.
I and 3 west of Gordonsville.
TRAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS
FOR OLD POINT
Week days 10 30 a, 1115 a and 1, 3, 5,
6 05 and 6 15 p m.
Sundays only 1115 a and 1, 3, 5, 6 05,
7, 8 and 9 p m.
FOR NORFOLK. |Extra|No. 2|No. 4
_I Trip. [ dal. | dal.
Lv. Newport News .1 8 20a|1115al 6 05p
Ar Norfolk . 9 15a 12 15p 7 OSp
Ar Portsmouth .._?.[_|l2 2Sp| 7 i>0p
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
dally 6 10 a m and 3 00 p m. Leavea
Norfolk 7 00 a m, 9 35 a m and 3 30 p m
for Newport News.
For tickets and ottier Information ap?
ply to E. W. ROBINSON, Ticket Agent,
JOHN D. POTTS,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt_,
Richmond. Va.
rP PIE NORFOLK & WASHING
X TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY.
The New and Powerful Iron Palace
Steamers Newport News, Washington
and Norfolk will leave daily as fol?
lows:
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..S:0Oam
Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m. 10:50 am
Ar. New York at.. .. 1:25 p m..2:15 p n?
South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R,
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 m
Steamers leave Washington at 6:30 pm
Vrrive Fortress Monroe at.... 7:00am
Arrive Norfolk at . 8:00 a m
?Arrive at Portsmouch at.8:30 am
The trip down the historic Potomac
r. ver and Chesapeake Bay on the ele?
gant steamers of this company la un?
surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, having been built In 1891,
and are fitted up In the most luxuri?
ant manner, with electric lights, caJi
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.
DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA
POINTS.
The elegant passenger steamships
Jamestown, Guyandotte, Princess Ann?
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
soutn bound trip.
The ships of this line leave Norfolk
for New York direct every day except
Sunday at 5:30 P. M.
A short, delightful and invigorating
voyage.
FARES:
First-class, straight, including meals
and berth .$ 8.00
First-class, round trip, including
meals and berth . JIS-OO
Steerage, without subslstance.... 4.50
Steamer Luray arrives from Smith
field and leaves for Norfolk daily ex
cept Sunday at 8:00 A. M. Returning
leaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf
every day except Sunday at 3:00 P, M.
M. B. CROWELL, Agent.
\,I ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS
LVjl PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP
LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVIDENCfB
and BALTIMORE. _ ? ?
Leave Newport News, via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday.Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at 5:S0 P.
M. Leaves for Providence Tuesday*,
Fridays and Sundays at f>: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, 13; round,
trip; $5, including stateroom berth. Ac
eor.-.modations and cuisine un?
equalled. Freight and ? passengers
taken for ?11 points north and south.
For further information uS?y to
L. C. SAUNDEHS^agent,
Newport News, Va.
W. P. TURNER, G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY. T. M.
General office, Baltimore, Md.
T
HE STEAMER S. A. M'CALL
will leave Newport News wlU?
both freight and passengers for Peters?
burg every Monday, Wednesday and
FCday about 7:15 A. M.. and will leava
Newport News for Norfolk every Tuna
da\ /S'hursday and Saturday about 3:30
P." ? ''?
\<TrfnesVVa Norfolk every Monday,
W.' f?- > and Friday at 6:00 A. M.
sha") \ J- W. PHILLIPS.

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