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S. J. BROWN / GO ,
Dealers in Land.
A. TIcinickel, of Phoebus, well known
as a thorough business man and of
sterling integrity and honor, has bought
the right, title and interest of C. B
lloagland of about 130 lots called
??lloagland," throe blocks from Queen
. street. Hampton, and it wall be known
hereafter as "HRINICKBU" Mr. S. J
Brown owns one-third of the same and
A. Hcinickcl two-thirds, having also
bought out .1. f'avis lieed. of Norfolk
These l,,ts will he sold very cheap. The
investment c?f one or untre hits, if
bought now. will pay a tremendous per
ceutage to the buyer, and we have four
farms with oyster water fronts one
mile from Hampton. 17 acres each.
Address,
8 J. Brown <SCo.,
LOCK BOX 225.
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA
P. B. MESSENGER,
General Carpenter,
-MANUFACTURER OK
BUILDERS' SUPPLIES,
Frames, Sash, BSinds & Doors
ManieJs and
Mouldings.
QUEEN SREETT, HAMPTON VA.
P. O. BOX 1U2
W.. W. Vi/ARRBN
News Dealer,
Opposite the i?o=stoflk:e
{ Jiist Rmwd
i
i Oxford Teachers' Bibles,
#
A large line of <?
Willi Index and Concord
PRIGEi, $1 to $5. I
m Also :iu assort inen t ^
& of other liihles, 11 > ni- $
? lials .?nid l 'ra \ it Books ?
ilor :t!l ilentvniinatioiis. ?
9
1 i
I Haiiioton isrws Go.
? Masonic Building
f Hampton. Ya. 4
Wlir.n Visitinij Plioehiis Gall at J
?
Mellen street, near Mallory. ?
tt
Where you can get agoodsqnare g
g meal.
? Refreshments at bar loom
I Tttos. a. DOUGtuy.:
? PROPRIETOR. <;
5********???***?********?*
Hampton
College
Classical school for (<iris
and Young Ladies, Session
begin September 20th. For
catalogue, &c, address,
MISS FITCH Elf,
Hampton', Ya,
Hotel
J. R. SWINERTON, Manager.
gPECIAL RATES TO COMMERCIAL
TRAVELERS.
AIVILRIOAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN
M. H TliGK,
The Veterinary Horse Shoe
If your horse strikes, clicks 01
forges. Tuck, the Slioer, will slop it
First-class shoeing. I am here to stay
Shop at Twenty-seventh, street ant
Warwick avenue, Phillips & Benson'
old coal yard. Jy2-3m.
A Good Judge of Foel0
will never burn anything but nur high
ffrnde eual. It is not only satisfactory
for cooking and beating purposes, but
its intense heat ami long continued
combust ion makes It economical in the
household.
G. 0. SMITH & CO
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
M&D'E ME A SV3AN
Sry ^ '1 -'; ? ? ? i '? .t ?1 c;.'V?:
?? 0 ??>? ,?.* er lli:.. r n,-d 11.-!.
'. ?????> ??'<?- I? i> ' I ?!?: ill r. [,|| Other 'nil II!
.-? ,^l:.:.ci.: ,j?,.?? TaM.K Tl.?
??"?uji! V," ' ,''i!,' n ' 11 ;'." i' r A'.', SO GTS.ii'i
i^''A"jAX',KLiMHi>v;:CO.",' ?S<*f?
For sale In Newport News, Vs., by
A. E. O. KLOR. Drugglst.
Window Screens
That Feally Protect
from the flies and other sum?
mer iiests are the sort of screens you
want. Miide lo lit your window snugly.
1 io not warp, nor cruel;. nor wear at
the edges of the wire netting?that's
the sort of se.reeus we sell at the price
of the fall-to-pieees kind.
Qeo. H. Richter
No 0 Queen Street. Hampton. Va.
me today wonderful men.
They are the pride of America.
Vet I hey are no more wottder
ful ihan Hie bargain 1 am
offering in three styles of
P'RENOi-l T'i| I.KT SOAP.
Violet, Heliotrope, and Jack
Hose. Thev nr.- all comma nd
i
E! mm . f groat value. The io are
well made,. round milled
soaps, very hard and lasting,
CTS. P ER CAKE
I have also small 'lot or
Dr. ICing's Skin S,.:i|i left at
111 cents.
H Violei Ammonia al the
M reniv.rkably low price of lf<
|| cents a bottle.
I Win. G. Birgess,
I The Druggist.
A/,?
/ . tCP 7 ':?
il Wi ii p
\\:!\ h
A few days ago we advertised a cut
price sale and the public responded i
promptly-to our summons, as they
know we meant business and would do
what we advertised.
And now if you are in need of cool
clothing for hoi weather you will never
have a better opportunity to buy them.
A visit will prove lo you that we can
save you money on good clothing or
anything a man wears.
W. E. LAWSON,
Men's and Bous' Outfitters,
Hampton, Y/??.
!? A O Ii ? S w vou raw
-vO'P DR. FELIX LE BRUN'S
tiJT *} Steel I Pennyroyal Tis&iraent
is tno orldinni nvS ut-ty !? t.iCNCH,
safe anil ralia'...e c"<u on thu mar?
ket. Price. *,.'.(?,; sunt by uuut
(ieuuine solo only by
For ti.Tle by KLORS DRUG STORES.
Newport News. Va.
DR. IR D. U/ILL!S,
Eue, E.ar, Nose and Throat Diseases
< ifflee hours: S;.tt) A. M. to 12::;o P. M?
2:01) to 5:00 P. M., 7:0(1 to S:0o P. M. Sun
iy?, 9:illl to 11:00 A. AT. Room r., first
floor, First National Bank, 2Sth street
and Washington avenue.
ju30-6m. r?ls?-W ^ak^J^SBSI
FINANCE AND COMMERCE
IV aiket Cutatins From the
Leading Busines Cenbers.
NEW YORK MONEY MARKET.
NEW YORK. Aug.l 1.?Money on
?all (irtn. at 1 1-2<S>3 per cent.; last loan.
2 per cent.: prime mercantile paper.
: 1-21/1 1-2 per cent.; sterling exchange
a.iv. with actual business In bankers'
bills at 4.85 [email protected] for demand, and
at t.s:; ::?ici 4.s4 for sixty days: posted
rates. 4.s4 l-4(S,4.S?. and 4.86?l-2: com?
mercial bills. 4.s2 1-4: silvercertificates.
".S ::-4<fi;?y 1-2: bar silver, ."!? 1-4: Mexican
dollars. 4." 2-4: government bonds eas?
ier: stale bonds dull: railroad bonds,
firm.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
NRW YORK. Aug. lt.?Today's bus
ess on the stock exchange was tl
irgest for many months. Trading was |
cry broad and comprehensive, and the
tone <if speculation extremely varied.
The decline in prices was not allowed
to proceed to any great length before
dullness ensued, and in a short time
a renewed demand would carry prices
upward again. generally on a much
smaller volume of business than that
en which they had declined.
Business was so large ami so widely j
distributed that movements cd' spec
locks hail little inlluence en the gel
?a I list. "Slid the market at tin
ihowed excessive irregularity. Ev
vhile large realizing was going on
me point an eager demand would
pring up at another and keep the bal
mce about even. Considering the large
total of the dav's transactions net
changes arc small. Orders placed witli
commission houses to buy stocks \wr<
larger this morning and mere generally
distributed I..an at any time since tie
A number of preferred railroad sloe
illicit have not yet come to the full
lividends to which they are entitled
I ami some of the Junior stocks, on which
i surplus over preferred stocks has
leen earned butjint disbursed, were es
teolally prominent. Northern Pacific
?otumon was leader in the speculation I
it an advance of two points, ami Den-|
,'er preferred rose at one time 1 1-2
The industrial specialties were irregu- |
ar. moving Iii? anil down in an err:
manner without regard to the general
se of prices. Sugar was at on
lime above nil. while Manhattan fell a
low as 1.0S and was depressed all day
Ateinson. M
Baltimore & Ohio. Hi
Canada Pan.lie. ?M
Canada Southern.. 5-11
Chesapeake & Ohio. -Mi
Chicago iV Alton. l.V.l
Chicago, Burlington & Quine.y.. 114
C. O. C. & St. L. I:
do tlo profM. Slii
Delaware & Hudson. ... Ins
Delaware, Lu-.k. & W. 1521
Erie (new) . i":
Fort Wayne. 172
Great Northern pref'il. 181}
Illinois Central. ex ??V IOSS
Lake Shore . lll-l
Louisville & Nashville. Mil
Manhattan Ii. H2i
Michigan Central. 10*5
Missouri Pacific. 87J
Mobile & Ohio. "27}
New Jersey Centntl. 92
New York" Central. 11 Hi
Norfolk & Western. Mi
Northern Pacific. 8:*j
do pref'il. 78*
Pittsburg. 1iis!
Keadiinr. IS
Hock Island. 111'?
St. Pan!. lie,
tlo picf'd . 15 1
Southern Pacific. 22
Southern Railway. s;
do prel'tl_'..
Texas i. Pacific. l:i
Union Pacific pref'il, ...... ..
Adams lixnress. 108
American Express. 124
United States Express. ttl
Wells FarftO Express. 1111
American Tobacco. Diu?
do piel'M . 125 ?
People's lias. 102?
Ciiusolidateil Uns.. Iiis
ttetieral IClectric. 4(ig
Pari lie Mail. 82|
Pullman Palace... cs iliv I'M*
Silver Certificates. 0>i
Sugar . 18S4
ilo [irelM . 111.1
Teniiessi'c (!oii! & Iron. --7.J
Western Union. '.lit*
Chicago North western. llKfj
do pref'd. 17".<
f.'liicago lireat Western. 151
CHICAGO GRAIN MARKET.
CHICAGO. Aug. 11.?Kansas reports
? f a scarcity of cash wheat caused a
Inlying impetus here today which res?
cued the market from a decline. Sep?
tember closed l-2c higher and December
I-Sc low er. Corn lost 1 ::-pn7-S. Oats
i unchanged, to l-S down. Pork left off
I unchanged; lard gained 2 l-2(fiiic and
1 WHEAT? Open High Low Close.
1 Aug li'.l nil! HSj (;7j
Sept ???">? tili* lift (ilij
Dec cut (ifit 1.84 tili
I CtlRtV
Julv :>-2i ??; ::h :12s
Sei-t 82?.' ;.(.'? :i'2 82=)
I OATS?
July 2111 2(1} 20i 20f
Sept 28jj 2:15 284. 251J
I POftK?
Sept !i 1-2 i ?1.20 IU0 9.171
LA KD?
Sept " 5 85 5.494 5.85 5 40
i let 5.40 5.171 5.40 Ii.43
RIBS?
Sept r>.:i(i 5 8?i r>.:!0 .r).::5
Oct 5.82 r?.:',7i 5.8(1 5 05
Cash quotations wire as follows:
Flour slow: No- 8 spring wheat.
?('(!_'? 73; No. 3 red. 72: No. 2
corn, [email protected]: No. 3 oats. 23; No. 1
3 white, 2tiio.2iil: No. 8 white, 25<gn7; |
No. 2 rye, 45a45A; No '2 barley. 8(i
6315; No. 1 flax seed, i>S; prime
timothy seed, 2.55; mess pork perl
barrel !i.15oj9.80; lard, per 1U0 pounds,
" "5<J/>5.374; short ribs sides, loose
.5(315.50; dry stilled, sie ulileri
j boxed, [email protected]; short clear Mdei
boxed. 5.(i0(a)ri.80; No. 2 yellow corn.
i?Jn88J.
B.VLTTMORE PRODUCE MARKET.
BALTIMORE. Aug. 11.?Flour?Dull:
unchanged.
Wheat?Unsettled: spot, [email protected]>-S;
month. To l-Kn l-2: September. 71 7-Slf?
72 l-S: southern wheat by sample, 7(i(<r
Corn?Steady: spot. 37 ft-4?i3S; month.
[email protected]: September. 36 l-lifid-2:
southern white corn, [email protected]; do yellow.
?Ill asked.
Oats?Easier: No. 2 white western old,
0 ]-2?f3] 1-2.
Rye?Easier: No. 2 nearby. 111; No. 2
t-estern, 50 1-2.
Sugar?Strong: unchanged.
Butter?Steady: unchanged.
Eggs?Firm; unchanged.
(Iheese?Steady: unchanged..
Lettuce?line per bushel box.
Whiskey?Unchanged.
NEW YORK COTTON FUTURES.
NEW YORK. Aug. 11.?Cotton fu
j tures opened steady at the advance.
August, S.S4; September, ?.SS: October,
r>.!!3; November. 5.?4: December, fi.ftS;
I January, G.til; February. COS; March.
[6.06; April, 6.09; May. 6.16.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.?Socretar.
Alger and Attorney General Cling
held a conference with tin- Presid/m
this morning over the plans for 'thi
! government of Porto Rico. The con
i ference resulted in a dispatch beim
forwarded to General Miles outlinin'
the state of affairs up to date.
Hampton news
fiaittplou Bureau of ?Hie 33mly JJrcss,
King Street, near Queen, opposite the Postotllce.
All news letters for publication In this department should be addressed to
Dally Press Bureau, Hampton.
The Daily Press will be found for sule every morning at the following
places:
Hampton?Shield's book store. Queen street, and at the ofllce of the paper
on King street.
Old Point -HaulcVs stationery and b ook store, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlln
Hotel.
It Will Soon Begin to j
Bubble.
BOW?EN'S SUCCESSOR
L-Clllrtl I.MI UH 111 Who tin- ltiu.lll.llcm
Will Noiiilnuti' for (,-uni-ri'HA. The
Origloll iif l iul,- Sum.
Itrirf fi l.'ins . '
The recent retirement of Colon. ! Geo
IC. Howden from the lielil of active |ioli
ties in the Seron,I congr.ssi.il .IU
trie! has had the effect of nio.Vuying ,he
IHilllic.il situation in this county. Th
Republicans who looked n,. j]r. |;,,
den as the only man \\ ho could suc.v:
fully lead them in the political com
verities which have Uisturhed th,. pit
during Hie past tire years. feel ti
they are now without a captain g.
eral. While Mr. Hanks, who sue..1. d
.Mr. Bow.1,-n as collector of customs at
.Norfolk, is regarded as the rightful
successor to the mantle of the ox-Cmi
gressman. by many intelligent Repub?
licans, there are others, it is said, who
do not look with favor upon him as a
leader. Hence tin: party in lOlizubelh
City county is mote divided than ever,
the Bowdon faction being practically in
a state of bewiUlernoss. while the Wise
wing is jubilant over the prospect of ie
eeiving large additions from the ranks
of That erstwhile united element.
It is claimed, however, that Dr. W.se
will not proill as largely by Mr. Row
den's resignation as his friends antici?
pate. Those who take this view allege
that a n.-w congressional candidate will
spring up at the right time and thai
he will .lev-lope strength which w.ll
amaze the followers of the Williams
burg statesman. In other words, il is
stated that a dark horse will prove the
winner in the forthcoming race f r con?
gressional honors. X,,t wit hsttindti g
these facts the opponents of Dr. Wise
probably feel their weakness. At any
rat.-, it canned he denied that they are
by. no means hopeful of carrying the
county for a emididate from their own
ranks, and therefore, rather Ihn.n
iribute lo the success of Dr. Wise, they
will throw ih.ir intlueuce in favor of
some other good man from his wing
of the party. Who litis will l.e cannot
he said. Whilo there have he?tv but
few outward indications of activity
upon th. pai I of t he color, d Republi?
cans recently, it is know n that" a good
d.-al of UUiel w..rk has 1.n going . n
among I hem and there are ile.se who
predict that when the time for selecting |
deli-gates arrives there will be s.
lively lighting within the party line
ORIGIN OF UNCLE SAM.
The Cognomen Dales Raid; to the War
of 1812."
A correspondent sends, with a request
that it be published, the following in?
teresting account of tin- origin of the
Wjir.ls ??Rncle Sam:"
"Immediately after the declaration r.f
Will in 1.SI2 Ulbert Anderson, of New
Volk, a contra, fr. visit,,.! Troy. who:c
In- purchased n large quanliiy of pro?
visions. The inspectors for the g .v t n
iii.-nt wer.- EbenoEor and Samuel Wil?
son. The latl.-r was more familiarly
known as 'Uncle Sum,' and he superin?
tended tin- work in person. On litis oc?
casion a large number of workmen were
employed in overhauling the provisions
purchased by the contractor for the
army. Tin- casks were marked I-:. A.,
1'. S. This work fell to the lot of a fa?
cetious fellow in the einpl ly of the ;
M.-ssrs. Wilson, who, on being asked by
some of his fellow-workmen tie- mean?
ing of tin- mark i for the letters "JT. S.'
for the United Stales were then almost
entirely m.w t.. them), said: 'Uncle
Sam' Wilson. The joke t ml: among iho
workmen, and 'Uncle Sam' himself Ic?
ing present, he was occasionally rail:, d
by I hem on the increasing extent of his
|.ossc-si..ns. Many of the workmen soon
followed the recruiting drum lo lin?
ear, and their old joke on 'Uncle Sam'
Wilson accompanied them and gained
favor rapidly until 'Uncle Sam' was fi?
nally r.ignized as a materialization.
in name ;,i least, of the American gov?
ernment. It was regarded. even in
those days, as very odd that this silly;
joke, which originated in the midst of
beef. poik. pickle, salt and other
ibles. should he I he foundation of what
eventually berame the national cogn.
men:
F.J1TEF ITEMS.
The Rev. Cop.-land ft. Rage, chapln
of the Fiist Maryland regiment, w
administer Hit Holy Communion ai
preach in St. John's Episcopal chun
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Georgia Blank*, of diaries Ci
county, is visiting .Mrs. McKinney. on
Holt street.
Mrs. Joseph Merrill, of the West E d.
ha.- returned from a visit to friends in
Newport News. Mrs. Merrill's hush u d
is an electrician on board the cruiser
Yale.
Mr. Clay Ivy. of the immune regiment
, m umped at iredericksbiirg. was shak?
ing hands with friends here this week;
The failure of iho usual Hampton loi?
ter to appear yesterday morning wa
due to the illness of the Daily Pi ess
correspondent.
POPE'S ILLNESS SLIGHT.
(Tly Tel. graph.i
ROME. Auk- II.?Dr. Lnpponi am1
the Vatican authorities confirm the
statement that the Pope's illness is
slight. The doctor did not .-petl.l the
night at the Vatican. The pontiff shows
symptoms of gastric inflamation, but le
partook of nourishment last . veiling
and was in excellent spirits. Ho ius,
this morning at ">:::0 and eejebr.if- d
mass. Dr. I.apponi visited* the -P p
-there this morning.
WINGS OF SLANDER.
Once there was a woman who spuk.
a sland.-r against her neighbor, and ie
pentin"g of it. she went to her poop a or
saying that i^lie had already untold t'ro
tale to everyone to whom sin- h.c
spoken it. "says Happy Thoughts.
Th,- priest said to her: "Go at .mi
into the town and fetch me a fowl."
This she did. and returning, said I
him: "Here, father, is the fowl you h?
spoke
Then he said lo her: ? "Go again in.
the town, even lo the market pl.u.-e ,:to
pluck me this fowl."
Which she did as he commanded, an
returning, said to him: "Here, f.ttliei
is the fowl, plucked as you bade nr ."
"Now." said the priest, "go into I h
t. wn and fetch no- the feathers."
"Alas, holy father, they are scatter,
to I he four windoi of the heaven. '
"Even so." replied the wise ami hoi
man, "and thus it i3 with the stand,
you have spoken."
HE SAID TOO MUCH.
Then lie uncovered That He Had Siiuuthed
r. Heuutllul Itecord.
The dtmgerof saying too ttitteh is always
more imminent than that of saying too
little. The man who is convinced he has
approximated the virtues of the Creator I
ami insists upon it to his fellow men is al?
ways more utl'ensivo t hau I lie man who se?
cretly believes it. hut spares his ae?|uaint
ances the knowledge of the awful truth:
A ,-tory recently related to a representa?
tive of Hardware liy the head of a large
hardware house in New York illustrates
the ease in point. Something of this mer?
chant s disposition may he "leaned from .
the fact that when s|icakuig of his em?
ployees he says "the boys." with IUI n'.Tee
tiountc intonation horn of long apprecia?
tion of their good points and kind tolera?
tion for their occasional errors.
It was the intention of the house to put
another representative on the road, ami
the man I hey hud in view had been favor?
ably, though not. tlforougltly, know n to
thum for a long time. Negotiations were
about concluded, and the signing of a re?
munerative contract by 1 lie salesman w as
regarded by him as n men. mal I er of form
Ai a linal interview- with Iiis pros|.live
employer and evidently with the idea of
further Impressing the latter w ith his de?
sirability, he-aid: "Mr.-. I am an Ohl?
er.man than you. 1 have hcen in this
business for 25 years, and I wish to add
that I have never iiiinio a mistake."
As the would he employer reached out
on bis desk in an abstracted manner and
gathered in t lie unsigned contract, which
he slowly tore up in the same absent mind
ed manner he remarked that it was a
source of keen regret to him that he slm
ply couldn't afford to employ such a valu
tiblo man. that there was not a man con?
nected with the house, from himself to the
dago who seriell the refuse paper every
morning, who was not constantly making
mistakes and profiting by the experience,
und that the direct result of the placing
of a perfect man among the force would
be. immediate demoralization. As the per?
fect man slowly wended his weary way up
the street, it prohahly occurred to him that
he had smashed a beautiful record.?Hard?
ware.
COSTUMES OF DALM ATI A.
From Them Wim Taken the "nalnmtic"
Of KuclUHiaiitiCAl Us?.
The women wear dark blue skirts and
red stockings, with shot's which turn up
lit tile toe.-, embroidered sleeveless blouse.
mid a great sleeveless up|)cr garment, open
in front and descending to the ankles
They have always a white or a red hand
kerchief tied over the head and under the
chin. Speaking of dress, we made a most
interesting discovery in ancient ecclesias?
tical costume. Those who arc learned in
the history of ecclesiastical dress know
that the "dalmatic," or peculiar robe of
the "deacon," was originally the distinc?
tive dress of the Dalmatian peasant and
that just, as the frieze coat of the. Irish
peasant became the modern "Ulster" so
the ltoiuaii fashionable tailors, urged
thereto by that young scamp, the Ktupcror
Ileliogabalus, tool; the idea of a ?? novelty"
from the Dalmatian peasant dress and
produced tho garment called the "dal
matic."
It was a first fashionable Roman article
of dress,.then it came to Itc a portion of
the distinctive consular and senatorial
costume, anil at last was appropriated by
the clergy, who. with their conservative
instincts, persisted in wearing it when its
origin had been long forgotten. These
learned persons, however, do not seem to
know that the old original "dalmatic" is
still worn in a remote part of I )al inatia.
We were greatly excited when we lirst saw
it on women coming into the marker, at
Spalato. it is now an upper robe, open in
front, coming down to the middle of the
thigh and with a short slit at the ( high
It has long, wide sleeves. It looks exactly
like the clerical garment that is ligllred in
the oldest pictures of clerical dress Wo
were told that the wearers were women of
tdissa, a Utile upland village which is
perched on the rocks ill the top of the
mountain pass tending from ( ho ancient.
Salona over the mountain range?Good
Words.
A Town Under the Ground.
In Valetta, the capital of .Malta, thcr
tin important hut little known por
Which goes hv tin- native name o t lie
Alandcraggio. 'it is shunned by the police,
who never visit it except in considerable
force, and is as inaccessible to the tourist
or casual visitor to the island as is Tim?
buktu. - <\
It is locally known as "Underground
Malta" and corresponds lo the Seven
Dials in London. Here live all the ritl'ratf
af the island?In fact, the scum of the
Mediterranean. The crowding to which
these pe<ipic voluntarily submit themselves
is extraordinary, tin rather less than
three acres of ground live m arly II,000 peo?
ple. They exist, for the most, part; in dark?
ness, seldom coining up into the light of
day.
< Mice an evildoer can elude the police
and enter the Maiideraggio he is perfectly
safe, as no one would venture to follow
him. ? Loll den Standard.
Famous Tree Almost (nine.
"The famous (ink tree under which Wil?
liam Penn. the great, Quaker, made his
treaty with the Indians over two centuries
ago was litcriillv ruined hv the relic hunt?
ers and vandals," said .1. b\ MeUridu of
Philadelphia.
"All that remains of the trenty oak now
is a scarred stump a few feet nigh, and it
is inclosed in a si rung iron picket, fence to
keep tho vandals away This slump is
loaded in Penn park. ltdio hunters foi
years chipped off the bail; of the tree and
even cut. into the trunk and carried away
pieces of the wood, and even wnohi limb;
were carried away. Finally the brave oak
could not withstand these ignoble attacks,
and it died. APInst the nuthorilies camo
to their sense.-, when it was loo late, and
ordered a si rone fence put around tho
Stump of tho tree." ?St Louis Ulobu
Dcniucrat.
The Steel Cure.
Customer?I w ish I had as pond a head
tit" hair as you have I have tried every?
thing in remedy my baldness, but with no
good results.
Watchmaker?Have you ever tried rub?
bing your head with steel.'
Customer? Certainly not That seems
to me ridiculous.
Watchmaker?Why ridiculous? Isn't it
a fact that steel makes the hair spring)1?
Pearson's Weekly.
Five acres of land at Charing Cross,
now owned by the .Marquis of Salisbury,
Were bought L'?n years ago by his ancestors
for grazing purposes nl a ground rent of
ten shillings an acre for D00 years.
A south sea islander greets a friend by
Hinging a jar of water over his head.
MV 6tgN,
I know a r<?tr?at whoro blnokbcrrloa .i.visrt
llntig low on a ruined wall.
And partridge l.orri.-s play hide and seek
At the fixit of the pine, trees tail.
Just out through the brush, where the robin
und thrush
O'er their nests carol praises to God.
You .nay see where grows in stately repose
Ainerieti's own golilcinod.
Hen- fairies dnnou when the inooiiheatus
Kb. nee
And luru me frein mortals nwuv
Down the mossy lane whore they hold their
And lain weald I linger for aye.
When dav has begun, comes the bountiful sun
For one hurried glimpse er the deli.
That through sorrow and pain until day
In bis mind lim bricht picture may dwell.
With the comine of sprite,', when thn t?ret.n
forests rinn
With trie clad, happy notes of the bird*.
In the beautiful glade, with Us wide .spread
in- shade,
Are whispered the sweetest ..r words.
In the warm summer .lavs, when Orpheus
.plays
On the thousand stringed Ivre uf the gods,
We letter and dream on the hanks of the
stream
And keep time with our uncling rods.
Uli t I'll loll yOll Hot Where to seek this spot.
Will, all nature's bricht beauty in shoe.
For lh. ro mortals would Inc. then the fairies
would By.
And my glen would be mine no more.
?Hose Van It. Spcoee.
GUNS USED BY SOLDIERS.
Description ?>f the Krnc-.JorKetiseii and
th<> i. Itilles.
Since 1890 the regulation rille of the
United States ariny, supplanting the for
liter weapon, the Springlield rille, has been
the Krng-.Iorgensen magazine rille. It
was adopted upon the recommendation of
11 hoard composed of Lieutenant Colonels
It. II. Hull anil .1. P. Parley, Major 11 1)
Freeman and Captains S. Ii. Biotin! und
George S. Anderson. The result of one ol
the tests in competition with other wcap
ons follows:
For accurate aim the I. showed 19
shots in two minutes, the Krag-.lorgensun
:W, the Springlield No 1. :M, and the
Springlield No. 3f>. In the Urin? at will
for one minute the results were as follows
Lee, -'S: Krag-.hirgcnscn, -Js; Springlield
No. 1, 21 und Springfield No. 2, 17.shots.
Upon the results of the tests, approved
I by General Scbollcld, the general coin
? Handing the army, the ICrag-Jorgenscn
was adopted. It has a magazine chamber
lor live cartridges, which can bo dropped
by the simple pull of a holt. It. is possible
to load single cartridges and lire one after
?mother, reserving those in the magazine
for time of need, when the live shots can
be tired without- pausing to reload. Th.
cart ridges are of an alloy of tin and lead
in a steel case. In passing through llesli
and bone or any solid substance t hey make
only a small wound, but. in semifluid mat
t.-r they explode, so I hat a man shot, in the
intestines or brain is practically blown to
pioves. 'I'he rons'on for this property of the
Liuliets has never been satisfactorily ex?
plained.
The gun the marines are armed with is
.he I. rifle, a magazine gun, with a cali
bcr of .Slid inches. Iis range lor point
blank tiring is bet ween liOil and 7uo yartls
Smokeless powder is iised with it, and a
hardened lead bullet, which has a copper
jacket, plated wit h tin. 'I'he gun has a
magazine for five cartridges, which are
put in at once, being fastened together
witli a metal clip, 'i'he gun can he used
for tiring anil reloading after each shot or
the live shots can he fired in quick slic es
sion, and the gun reloaded with live more ]
while it, is at the. Shoulder. The chief nil
vantage claimed for it is t hat t lie cart ridge
chamber can be opened by a straight pull
and without turning up the gun. The
gun without, the bayonet, is almost four
feet long and weighs eight, poll nils and si-',
ounces. Tim bayonet adds about, eight
inches to the length and a pound to the
weight. The cartridge is about, three
inches long, and 1 sii rounds weigh eighl
pounds six ounces. ? New York '?cjlhuno. j
lt.-.-h kuiI Trees.
The value of bees to fruit growers can
scarcely be overestimated Some years ago
a place was leased lo a tenant who kepi a
few colonies of bees. In one corner of the
yard was a large and thriftyilooking apple
ti. that, always bore an abundance of
blossoms, but no fruit. A number of col
oni. s of bees wore placed underneath this
tree, and, in itch to t he surprise of I he own
er of the place, the lice was loaded with
extremely line apples, something that had
never occurred before wil bin the niuinor;,
of the man who had owned the place for
via years, 'i'he next, season t he bees were
distributed under trees that bad not been
in Ihn habit of bearing freely. The most
surprising results followed, t he trees being
full of very line specimens of fruit. Il the
blossoms on an apple, plum or pear tree
arc covered up and the bees are kept away
from them until the blossoming season is
past,, there will be no fruit. This has been
tested again and again. ? New York Led
?er. _
The First I's.- of Field Music.
Cuslave. Kol.be writes an article on
"The Trumpet in (.'amp and Battle" for
The Century. Mr. Kobl.e says:
The lirst use of Held music of which we
have absolutely authentic information was
at. the battle of Bouvincs, t hat village of
French Flanders where the French have
won no fewer than three victories?Philip
A ugust i is defeating Otto IV of Germany
there in 1211, Philip of Valuta defeating]
the English there in 13-10, while in 1791
the French defeated the Austrians at the
same place. It, was at. Bouvincs in 1211
that, trumpets sounded the signal for the
victorious French charge, the first atlthen
?tic instance of a command given by a
trumpet call.
What lie Thought of the Court.
At, a police court in one of the towns in
the north of Scotland a witness showed
some signs of levity while being examined
and was promptly cautioned by the prcsid
ing magistrate to address the court in a
becoming piutfticr, else ho would be coin
milled for contempt. i
"Wlmar's th' court?" said the fellow
with a slight, air of disdain.
" I'm the eotirtl" replietl the magistrate
wilh some dignity.
I " Do'll a' that ye arc!" said the witness.
I "Ve're j ist. .Ii.uiii! Tocher the littio mer?
idian' I"?Pearson's Weekly.
There are no fewer than 31 Scottish so
1 (defies in London, of which Vi arc dta
i tinclly highland either in their eonstitu
? tion or as associated with highland coun?
ties
Before a Chinaman can quit Australia
he is compelled to register and leave his
photograph.
Charity For f'uhl teuton.
A woman ? she Saul she was a promi?
nent society woman, anil her name bad a
familiar and distant sound -came into
this oll'ue one day hist week to have print
od n I.?>'!??,? i hat she und a group ol her
friends, all prominent women, were iiNmt
to do so.thing for the soldiers It wie.
a charitable scheme, just like a score of
others, but, it happened that a reporter
had just been telling about a case lie hail
come across of a soldier In need The
i woman was invited to hear his story. It
did not touch her apparently.
I Would she attend to the case?
"Well, if we take it up, will you put It
I In tin: paper?"
The reporter took caro of it.?New
York Commercial Advertiser.
ant! Family Liquor Store
6Sl flBbl8HED IN 1888.
I? the place for yon to buy yonr
Wines aud Liquor? for Cooking and
Medicinal purposes.
INSIDB:
No Loud Talking
or Singing, discuss?
ing of Politics, Na?
tionality or Keli
gion. All who
cannot comply with
these rulea are re?
quested to spend
their time and mon?
ey elsewhere.
All order* by mad will receive prompt
attention.
P.J.MUGLER
No. Uli WASHINGTON AVENUE,
P. O. Box 10. NEWPORT NBW&VA,
C' HKSAl'EAKE & OHIO ItAILWAY
POP RICHMOND. WASHINO
TON, LYNCHBURG. CINCINNATI.
LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS,
&C. MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND
SUMMER HOMES.
Schedule in effect June 26, 1898.
WESTBOUND. |
LvNewport News!
Ar Richmond _I
Lv Richmond
Ar Lyiichburg ....
Ar Lexington, Va.
Ar Nail Bridge ..|
Ar Clifton Forge |
L^ Richmond _I'
Ar Charlollesvillej'
Ar Stuuiiton .|'
Ar Clifton Forge ?
Ar Va. Hot Spr'gsl
Ar White Sulphur!
Ar Cincinnati _|
5 ,t 1 I No. 1 j Ne^S
..I 4 35p
.. I 6 60p
8 01 la
10 15a
10 30a
3 50p
?G 20p
5 22p
7 30p|
10 20a] 2 15p
145p 5 44p
3 3S[i]
5 4Gp
Ar L
die
Ar Chicago .j.
Ar St. Louis .I
OSp
8 57p
a 50p
9 28n
7 55a
11 00a
5 20p
6 5tip
10 30p
2 43a
4 22a
6 28a
7 25a
7 05a
6 15p
8H0p
7 15a
7 30a
"Daily except Sunday. Other time
daily.
Nos. 5 and 1 Mountain Resorts train
daily to Richmond and exuept Sunday,
Richmond to Roneeverte.
Parlor Cur old Point to Roneeverte
without change.
No. 1 with Pullman daily Richmond
to Cincinnati, Louisville und St. Louin.
No. 3 wilh Pullman daily Old Point to
! Hilton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Meals served on dining cars on N03.
t and 3 west of Uordonsville.
TRAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS
POR OLD POINT
feck days 10 30 a, II 15 a and 1, 3, 5,
6 Of. and G 15 p in.
Sundays only 1115 a and 1, 3, 5, 6 05,
. 8 and 9 p m.
FOR NORFOLK. |Extra|No. 2|No. 4
_ _ I Trip. I dak |_dah_
Lv. Newport News .18 20a 111 15aj 6 05p
Not folk . 9 15a 12 15pl 1 05p
Ar Portsmouth .-. ...| |t2 2Sp| 7 20p
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
daily 6 40 a in and 3 00 p m. Leaves
.'ori'olk 7 nil a in, 1135 a in and 3 30 p na
?r Newport News.
Fur tickets aud other Information ap?
ply to E. W. ROBINSON. Ticket Agent,
Newport News.
JOHN D. POTTS.
Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt.,
Richmond. Va.
'P HE NORFOLK & WASH1NG
J- TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY.
The New and Powerful Iron Palace
Steamers Newport News, Washington
and Norfolk will leave daily as fol?
lows:
NORTH BOUND,
j Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. 5:00 p. m.
.oave Norfolk, foot of Mathews
street at . 5:45 p. m.
Leave Old Point at .6:45 p. m.
Arrivo Washington at . 7:00 a. ra.
B. &. O. R. R. PENN-, R. R.
Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m..8:00 am
Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m.l0:50am
Ar. New York at.. .. 1:25 p-m..2:15pni
I South bound. B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. Bi
Lv. New Vot k at_11:30 a m.. 1:00 p m
Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:33 p in..3:18 p m
. in Washington .. 4:30 p in..6:18 p m
earners leave Washington at 6:30 pm
I Arrive Fortress -Monroe at_7:00am
Arrive Norfolk at . S-;00 a m
J.i rive at Portsmouth at . 8:30 am
The trip down the historic Potomac '
r ver and Chesapeake Bay on the ele?
gant steamers of this company Is un
I surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, Itaving been built la 1891,
I and are fitted up In the moat luxuri
|ant manner, with electric lights, cali
bell, and steam heat In each room.
I The tables are supplied with every de?
licacy of the season from the markets
if Washington and Norfolk.
For further Information apply to
D. J. CALLAHR.N. Agent.
Norfolk. Vs.
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
NEW YORK AND VI RGINIA
POINTS.
The elegant passenger steamships
I Jamestown. Guyandotte, Princess Anne
and Old Dominion leave New York
every day except Sunday at 3:30
i P. M., for Norfolk and Newport News,
touching at Fortress Monroe on the
j south 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 . $13.00
Steerage, without subsistance- 4.50
Steamer Luray arrives from Smith
field and leaves for Norfolk daily ex
_ept Sunday at S:00 A. M. Returning
leaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf
every day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M
M. R. CROWELL. Agent.
. I ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS
31 PORTATlON CO.'S STEAMSHIP
LINES FOR BOSTON. PROVIDENCE
and BALTIMORE.
I eave Newport News, via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday,Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at ?:3" P.
M. Leaves for Providence Tue?days,
Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 P. M.
Leave Newport News for Baltimore
Mondays, Fridays. Saturdays and faun,
days at 5 I'. M., connecting for Wash?
ington, Philadelphia and New York.
Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3; round
trip; J5. including slat-room berth. Ac?
commodations and cuisine un?
equalled. Freight and passengers
taken for all points north and south.
For further information apply to
L. C. SAUNDERS. Agent,
Newport News, V*.
W P. TURNER, G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY, T. M.
General office, Baltimore, M4,
rp HE STEAMER S. A. MCAZdj
1 will leave Newport News wita
both freight and passengers for Peters?
burg every Monday. Wednesday and
Friday about 7:15 A. M? and will leave
I Newport News for Norfolk every Tues?
day. Thursday and Saturday about 3:3?
p it
I 'will leave Norfolk every Monday,
I Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 A. M.
J. W. PHILTJ^
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