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The assigned stock of Webb & Mears has been
bought by J. If. B.owe,who will offer for sale at cost for cash only, beginning Thursday morning at 8 o'clock the most complete line of Men's, women's and Ohilcirens' Shoes, Oil and Eubber Goods, Dry Goods and Notions, Lace Ciirtains?Mattiiigs and Oil Cloths, Ladies' Capes and and plackets, Quilts and Blankets, Ladies' waists and Underwear,; Kid Gloves, Corsets and Ladies' and Men's fine Negligee Shirts. 1 GOODS 111!. NO GOODS TAKEN 001 Oi APPROVAL. STORE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL 9 O'CLOCK Si od tii? Gar at weDD k Mears Store, 28 Queen Street Just RjjMM 11 A large line or f ! Oxford Teachers' Bibies, | With luilf-x and Coneord- ? a nee. 9 i FRIGE,, SI to $5. f! Also an assortment ? of other Bibles, liym- $ ? nals and Prayer Books f f for all denominations. f t Masonic Building ^' f Hampton, Ya. I F 4 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. Do not warp, nor crack, nor wear at ithe edges of the wire netting?that's ?the sort of screens we sell at the price ?of the fall-to-pieces kind. Cieo. rt. Richter No. 9 Queen Street, Hampton. Va. P. B. MESSENGER, Genera! Carpenter, -MAM FACTIIRKS Of BUILDERS* SUPPLIES, Frames, Sash, Blinds & Doors Mantels and Mouldings. ?QUEEN SREETT, HAMPTON VA | _p. o. Box^ioa._ LRICHMOND. ? BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, REPAIR WORK A ?PECIAI..TY i 2809 Washington aveima We will offer 25 Holler Tray Trunks this Week at prices that will astonish you. W. E. Lawson, Men's and Bous' Outfitters Hampton, V/ct. For Rare Bargain? in King St. Hampton, Va. Farms, houses and lots in town and county ior sale. 5. J. BROWN *?? GO , Dealers in band. A. Ileinickel, of Phoebus, well known ns n tb'orotigh business man and of sterling integrity and honor, has bought the right, title and interest of C. B Henglarn] of about 1?) lots called "Hoagland," three blocks from Queen street, Hampton, ami it will he known hereafter as "J U3INICKRL." Iii-, S. ,1. Iiiown owns one-third of the same and A. Ileinickel two-thirds, having also bought out J. Davis Reed, of Norfolk. These lots will be sold very cheap. The investment of one'or more lots, if bought now. will pay a tremendous per centage to the buyer, and we have four farms with oyster water fronts one rnile from Hampton; IT acres each. Atl dress, 3.J. Brown <SCo., I LOCK BOX 225. I HAMPTON, VIRGINIA De La Salle Institute La Salle Ave. and Grand--Boulevard. HAMPTON' ROADS, VA. ... J .'la.-s.-s will open on Monday. S'.?f.L' !L'. IS'.IS. Conductors will collect one laii.ly for students on electric cars from Newport News in !.a Sail.' avenue. A conveyance will meet stud.-nt.-; at the powerhouse al 8:30 A. M. Circulars ninv in- obtained at Daily Press office. ?U:;t. P.RQTHKR TO II I AS. Director. I When Visiting. Phoebus Gall at ftTHOS. ft. DOUGHTY, I PROPRIETOR. ft % Wines, Litiiiors and Gipis. * 3 Meals at nil hours. Lodging. 5 i Ladies' und (-rents' Dining Par ? * lors up stairs. J J Mellen street, near Mallory- a 1 Music every afternoon f I and night. | Hampton College Classical school for Grills and Young- Ladies. Session begin September 29th. For catalogue, &c, address, MISS FITCHETT, Hampton, Va.j tossy No Argument?, Noth g B t Facis and practical demon strnt! ms, when yon c'.mc to us to buy a bicycle. Arguments belong to those with axes to grind anil defect.-, to hide, our stock includes the leading output of the leading manufacturer* and tlv prices are as near to being right as common business sense can make them. Liberal terms. Newport News Cycle Co. Fred tL Kipper, Manager, So e Agent for Southeastern Virginia, 221 Twenty-seventh street. DR. F" O. U/ILLIS. Eye, Bar, Nose ann Throat Diseases Office hours: 8:30 A. M. to 12:30 P. M.. 2:00 to f.-.OO P. M., 7:00 to 8:U0 P. M. Sun ->ys, 9:00 to 11:00 A. M. Room f.. first floor. First National Bank, 2Sth street ar.d Washington av.enue. ju ,S0-6m. Soever Fails. ENDORSED 5V THOUSANDS Of ladies as a periodical regulator without an equal, successful when Cotton Root. I'cnuyroyat, Frgot.etc , have proven worthless, -."?two-cent stamps brings trial pacuaejc, ard cnimno=s the most skeptical uf *.hcir won? derful properties. Send -I cents in stamps for pamphlet containing valtutblis information for ladies. Address IalClair Pim. Co.. V S. Agent?. Hoston. Mass. N. Ii-?Ail correspondence confidential and returned with trial package. For sale In Newport Newe by W. G, Burgess. - W?rtern Now Is Your Gtiance To Ownjtioiiie. Now 4 room cottage, well built; porches front and back: every room large, light and airy; 100 yards from car line; not far from city limits, five (???nt car fare; lot 60x130 feet; bigger than two city lots: large enough to keep your own cow, raise your chickens and have a garden; price $800.00: $100 down and $10 per month. No Building Association interest. Oome and let us show it to you. ?lilt Muiford & Edmund s, Real Estate. 125 Twenty-fifth St. FIRE The cost of. sec-urine yourself against | ,.ss l>y lire is so small that it is i rise to he without n policy. You may never be burned out. hut if such a mis? fortune occurs il is well to be able to draw :i few thousand dollars with 1 which to again get you on your feet. Don't you think so? MARYE & BOYENT0N, Room No. 1 Hraxton Building. ? DO m KI10W OR. FELIX ?-E BRUN'S ^ Steel ? Pennyroyal Treaiment iB tno original and only FKsSNCH flnf? and roliuoie cora on the raar -ket. t'ric?. M.fc; acut by wail. S Otum:no Solo only by 1 For dale by KL6R'S DRUG STORES, Newpdrt News. Va. HAMPTON NEWS. Hampton Bureau of ?h.e jQailtj Press, Phoebus Bunk Building, King Street. Telephone No. is. All news letters for publication In this department should be adth-essed to Daily Press Bureau, Hampton. The Dally Press will be found for sale every morning: at the following places: Hampton?Shield's book store, (Jueen street, and at the cSlce of the paper on King street. Old Point-BaulcVs stationery and b ook store, Hygela Hotel, Chamberlln Hotel. Billed to Take Place at High Noon Today. TWO BOLTS YESTERDAY l?xcttlug ArTatr at n CliurcU. Gathering; Facti? Concerning the t'ltoebus Ull.tH. other 11.?in., uf litten Ht. The ftepublicans ..t' Elizabeth City county will meet at tin- courthouse in tliis city :.t noon to,lay for th.- purpose of electing delegates to tie- Congress? ional.vention which will assemble at NorMk tomorrow. Judged by present iu.lieations tin- gathering will be on.- ot lie- in.,si animated in the history .>r the party in this section. This will he due t.. the fact Ihai two out..if tin- three districts in lie- county yesterday held dual meetings. They were Hampton and Chesapeake, each ..I' which will present two sets ,f delegates. Th.- district meeting I'm- Hampton district took place in Jerusalem Hall, in this city, at I - o'clock. A large crowd, made up for the greater par! ,,r colored Citizens, was in attendance. The con? vention was called lo order by Thurms Kennedy, iln- colored chairman of the district, who announce.1 thai Co.- lirst business t,. In- attended in was the se? lection of a permanent presiding otll cer. Shepherd Mallory. a i ?ongressioiial aspirant, was on his feet in an Instant ami in a ringing si.i ll nominated Thomas llarman, a representative of tin- anti-Wise element. After Mallory had resumed his s.-.u a dozen voice* yelled the approval of Iln- candidate. A noisy demonstration, in tin- midsi of which iln- district chairman loudly bin vainly .-all,-,I for order, and then, by some pr.ieesS; lie- detail's of which no ? a.a earth could explain, Hannah was declared the choice of the conven? tion. His friends claim that In- bad a majority of thirty. In ill.- meantime some member of the Wise fa,-ti.in succeeded in'securing the floor lo-ng enough to nominate Kennedy for permanent chairman. A vote was taken and he als,, was declared elected, according to the statement of his stip parters. by a majority of ten. which was determined by a division and cunt of the house. While the election of Kennedy was taking place, however, the anti-Wise nan were at work se? lecting their delegates. A committee, whose- names, on account of the hub? bub prevailing in tie- ball, could not be heard as they were announced, was ap? pointed by Chairman llarman to retire and present the names of six persons to be voted fur as delegates. Whether the committee retired or not is a question concerning which a grave dispute is now being waged. Owing to the kalerti oscopic changes which characterized the breezy proceedings it is impossible to say what the live men did. But be that as it may, the following persons were proiiosi.il by the anti-Wise faction and declared the choice of the convention: lt. H. Hanks. Shepherd Mallory, Junius Walker, lt. M. Smith. Thomas Davis and Henry Stevens n. The llarman meeting then adjourned and l.-ft Chair? man Kennedy and his friends in pos? session ? f tin- hall. Their proceedings were conducted in an orderly manner. Indeed, there was no occasion for dis? order. The delegates chosen are as fol? lows: I. T. Jones. P. T. Henry. Thomas Kennedy, Eli Downing, James Gary and Andrew Williams. Tile Wythe district Republicans met at Westwood Slash. J .'Im A. Robinson, j the district chairman, called the m.-et ! ing to order. Then something alto I gether new- in political gatherings .in this county transpired. John H. Cray, a devout Baptist, was called upon to invoke divine favor upon the proc.-ed I ings of the day. He offered a fervent prayer to which all listened with bowed heads. This done the convention pro? ceeded to the election of a chairman. Two candidates were nominated, name? ly. James Richardson, of Rack River, and Peter B. Stevenson, of this city, both well known colored politicians. In Wythe ill.- Congressional controversy played no part whatever, the bone of the contention being the election of a county chairman. The choice of a pre? siding officer for the convention was de? termined by a division of the bouse, those favoring Stevenson being re? quested to occupy the rear end of the hall, while the supporters of Richard? son were told to remain where they were. Two-thirds ??f those present, it is said, stepped to the rear and Steven? son was declared elected. A wrangle, which lasted for some time, ensued, but Stevenson finally succeeded in restor? ing order and a committee of five was appointed to present the names of seven persons for delegates to today's conven? tion. Tli.-se men were proposed and elected: .1. 1-1. Robinson, Thomas Tuck? er. Russell Dabney, John Berry. R. B. Stevenson, Jacob Wormley and Charles Smith, Jr. A bolt was talked about by the Richardson men, but did not mate? rialize. The Chesapeake district Republicans met in Mt. Pleasant Hall. The meeting, as usual, was one in which delightful jocosity, stentorian elequenee and ,-x citing gqstieulftrity were moist artfully Mended. As in Hampton and Wythe districts there was a lively contest for the control of the convention. The Mc? Kinley and Hobart Club, of Phoebus, organized and kept alive through the active efforts of Colonel Austin, put forward S. C. Miller f,,r chairman, while the Dibbyites nominated R. E. Thorn? ton. The latter was elected and upon nioiion immediately proceeded to ap? point a committee to select delegates to the county convention. To ibis J. M. Chisman, a member of ib.- McKinley club, objected. Chairman Thornton ruled him out of order. Chisman. how? ever, insisted upon Iiis right to In- heard. ?An- you Christ." said he. "thai I can t talk to you?" A chaotic mingling of bad breath, bad English and violent profanity followed, in the midst of which the chairman pounded and howl? ed for order. Finally, the anti-Dibbyites \ wore themselves out and permitted the nominating committee to report. They brought in these names: N*. o. Barnes. John Price, Frank Chisman. H. Thorn? ton and J.-rry Simpson. It is reliably averred that the last named wears socks. The McKinley club people having been beaten in their demand tha.t the delegates be elected from the II..or in? stead of being selected by a committee, now came forward with another ob? jection to the day's proceedings. It was this?that four of the men proposed for delegates were, members of the nomi? nating committee and had therefore proposed themselves to represent the district in the county convention. The kiek, however, was not regarded a? worthy the attention of the Thornton men, and in a moment of indignation and disgust the McKinley and II..hart club withdrew and went t.. their rooms in "Mark's Hall and held a convention of their own. nominating the following delegates: Colonel '1. 1*. Austin. S. U Smith. George Gray. Henry Lancer, Charles Weadt and J\>hn M. Cbistnan. An interesting phase of the Itepubli can muddle is presented the light for the chairmanship. The aspirants are l"o<stinaslcr ?. G. Darden. George It. Wood. Jesse Wood, Andrew Wil? liams, .lohn II. Robinson and T. II. Saundeis. Williams and Robinson are prominent colored politicians. Ex-Congressman Harry Ubbey has 1.o chairman of the parly for sever? al years, but. it is now said, lie desire* to retire. Mr. Ubbey lias probably found the duties of the position exceed? ingly burdensome and decidedly profit? less. He kept the members of the or? ganisation well in line, however, dur? ing his incumbency of the olflce and succeeded in putting up a most exeel Ictil tight fur the Republican candidates at Hie last election. It is yet Impossible to say which of the men above named carries the longest pole. Humor had it Satur? day that Justice Sauuders was well in the lead and that Hi.- delegates to to? day's convention would come to Hamp? ton prepared to make him county . haii man. He is a clean Republican ami would fill the office with credit to himself anil with benefit to his party, l.asi night, however, it was sai.l thaH the situation had changed and that Mr. Harden was in the lead. Mr. Collier says that under no circumstances would he accept the place. SENSATIONAL SUNDAY AFFAIR. A Well Known Woman's Strang.- Con duet at a Church. One of the mos: sensational affairs that has been witnessed in Hampton in a long lime occurred Sunday morning about ? o'clock in the Sunday school room of the Baptist church. At thai hour Mrs. )?'.. G. Harden, wife of the postmaster of this city. appeared among the worshippers with a long knife, which, it is sai.l. she threatened to use in righting certain wrongs of which sue claimed to he tin.' victim. Her demeanor was that of a person suffering from the effecls oLjntense ex? citement, brought on apimrently by something over which- she had h.-.-tt brooding for a long time. Mrs. Dur den's unexpected visit threw the peo? ple ill tilt chapel into :i high state of alarm. Her utterances, which no one seemed to understand, and tin- sight of the weapon which she clutched with n lirm grip, quickly dispelled all thought of tit.- purpose for which the congrega? tion had assembled. Several persons approached her and in a few minutes she became calm. Among those who conversed with her was Commonwealth's Attorney Collier, who succeeded in inducing her tit go home. No effort was ina.de to ascer? tain the cans.- of her agitution after sic- reached the house and nothing is known regarding it beyond what was gathered from her incoherent declara? tions at the church. For several weeks Mrs. Darden has been under severe mental strain. Death has twice enter? ed In r home within a month and two of her sons now lie in St. John's church? yard. She was constantly. at the bed? side ..f her dying boys mjnistering to them and with a mothers patient love and labor striving to nurse them back to health and strength. Thus the deep trouble that came upon her not only fastened itself in her heart, but. it is believed, laid its cruel hand upon her mind. In this way her strange conduct of yesterday is accounted for. Much sympathy is felt for Postmaster Darden. who is pained beyond expres? sion hy the unfortunate occurrence. Ci-ERK'S OFFICE IMPROVEMENT. An improvement to the ollices of the Circuit and County Court clerks, for w hich tin- hoard of supervisors deserves to he commended, has just been com? plete,I. It consists of a tile .-as,- and hook rack of the latest designs. There at-.- boxes for hundreds of documents and places for as many hooks. Messrs. Wood and Hooker, tin- obliging and courteous clerks, are highly pleased with the improvement, not because It lessens their numerous burdens, but tor the reason that it enables them to com? ply more promptly to the demands of the public BRIEF ITEMS. Mrs. W. II. Smith, of King street, is ill with typhoid fever. The next regular meeting of the town council will take place next Thursday night. Captain <'. S. Foster, late proprietor of tin- Harnes Hotel, has accepted a position as bookkeeper with a large lirm in Baltimore. A warrant was issued last night for a New port News man named Mulcahy. charg.-d with selling beer at Buckroe yesterday. Sergeant Tyler Hull, of Company D, Fourth Virginia regiment, arrived here last evening from Jacksonville on a ten days' furlough. NEWARK, N. .1., Sept. Twenty nin ? buildings were destroyed. . forty families are homeless, one man, named Brewer, was killed and twenty-seven persons were injured as a result of last night's lire. PATERSON. N. J., Mrs. McKinley is quite unwell, owing to fright at wit? nessing a runaway, in which an aged couple was slightly injured. This may alter the plans .which were to dine with Attorney General Griggs. and the party may statt for Washington ul once. S Eat eat MACKEY'S . Meals at all hours. First-class Dln ner,30c, from 11:30 to 2 P. M. Break? fast from 5-..10 to 8:30, 25c. Supper fast from 5:30 to 8:30, 25c. Supper from t! to 7:30 P. M. The best the market af? fords In every respect. Game in season. I Suppers furnished to parlies on short notice. . UP-STAIRS. 'George Lohse, Manager gler's Cafe and Family Liquor Store ESTABLISHED IN 1888. Is the place for you to buy your Wines and Liquors for Cooking and Medicinal purposes. inside: No Loud Talking or Singing', discuss? ing of Politics, Na? tionality or Reli? gion, All who cannot comply with these rules are re? quested to spend their time and mon? ey elsewhere. All orders by mail trill r?cclva m imifl attention. P.J.MUGLER No. XS11 WASHINGTON AVJflNUJB. P. O. Bui 19. NEWPORT NSWB, VA. Cl HESAPEAKE &. OHIO RAILWAY I FOR RICHMOND, WASHING? TON, LYNCHBURG. CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, &C. MOUNTAIN RESORTS AND SUMMER HOMES. Schedule in effect June 26, 1898. ?f WESTBOUND. | 5 &1 | No. 1 | No. 8 .?VNewport NewSl 8 O?a I.I 4 35p l Ar Richmond _1 10 15a| Lv Richmond .... j 10 3Ua| Ar Lynchburg .. Ar Lexington, Va.l '6 20p Ar Na l'I Bridge . Ar Clifton Forge Lv Richmond ... Ar Charlottesvlll Ar Staunton .]? 3 38p! Ar Clifton Forge ? 5 16p - 22p| ' 30p! ?10 20a 1 45p HTi?p ? 44p 7 08b 8 57p Ar Va. Hot Spr'gsl.| 9 50p Ar White Sulphur Ar Cincinnati .... Ar Louisville _ Ar Chicago Ar St- Loula .].| 6 5Cp | 10 309 2 43a 4 22a 6 28a 7 25a * 6 2Cp) 9 28p \ 7 05? 7 50a ?15p U OOal 8 00p 5 30p 7 15a - 30a 35p 6 50p ?Dally except Sunday, Other tlmo daily. Nos. 5 and 1 Mountain Resorts train daily to Richmond and except Sunday, Richmond to Itonceverte. Parlor Car Old Point t? Roncaverte without change. No. 1 with Pullman dally Richmond to Cincinnati, Louisville ?nd St. Loula. No. 3 with Pullman dally Old Point to Hinton, Cincinnati and Loulovlile. Meals served on dining cars on Nos. 1 and 3 west of Gordonsvllle. TRAINS LEAVE NEWPORT NEWS FOR OLD POINT Week days 10 30 a, 11 15 a and 1, 3, 6, 6 05 and 6 15 p m. Sundays only 1115 a and 1, 3, 5, 0 06, 7, 8 and 9 p m. FOR NORFOLK. Extra Trip. No. 2|No. 4 dal. I dal. 1116a| 12 15p] 12 28p S05p 7 05p 7 20p Lv. Newport News . 8 20a Ar Norfolk . 915a Ar Portsmouth.| Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth dully 6 40 a m and 3 00 p m. Leave* Norfolk T 00 a rn, 9 35 a m and 3 3D p na tor 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. rp HE NORFOLK & WASHING JL TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful lun Palaca 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. I^eave Norfolk, foot of Mathewa streetJBt . 5:45 p. m. Leave Q*n Point at . 8:45 p. m. Arrive Washington at.,. 7:00 A. m. B. &. O. R. R. PENN., R. R. Lv. Washington at.. 8:00 a m.. 8:00 am Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a m.l0:60am Ar. New York at.. .. 1:25 p tn..2:15 p m South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R. Lv. Now York at_11:30 a m..1:00 p m Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:33 p m. .8418 p m Ar. In Washington .. 4:30 p OX-.6:18 p m Steamers leave Washington at 6:30 p m Arrive Fortrr^ Monroe at_7:00 am Arrive Norfolk at . 8:00 a m Arrive at Portsmouth at.8:30 am The trip down Uie historic Potomao river and Chesapeake Bay on the ele? gant steamers of this company is un? surpassed. The steamers aro compar? atively new, having been built in 1891. and are fitted up In the most luxuri? ant manner, with electric lights, call bell, und steam beat In eaob 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. CALLAH&.N, Agent, Norfolk, V&. OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO. DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA, POINTS. The elegant passenger steasnshlp* Jamestown, Guyundotte, Princess Ann? and Old Dominion leave New York every day except Sunday at 8:30 P. M., for Norfolk and Newport Newa, touching at Fortress Monroe on the south bound tnip. 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 meala and berth.$ 8-W First-class, round trip, including meals and berth . flS.00 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 Ltce wharf every day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M. M. B. CROWELL. Agent. \,1 ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS lYL PORTATION CO.'S steamship LINES FOR BOSTON, providench and BALTIMORE. ? - - Leave Newport News, via Norfolk tot Boston every Monday,Wednesday and Friday, soiling from Norfolk at 5:40 if. M. Leaves for Providence Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 p. M. Leave Newport News for Baltlmor* Mondays, Fridays. Saturdays and Sun? days at 5 P. M.i connecting for Wash? ington, Philadelphia and New York. Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3; round trip; $5, including stataroom berth. Ac? commodations and cuisine un? equalled. Freight and passenger* taken for all points north and south. For further information apply to L. C. SAUNDERS. ^Agent, Newport Newsy Ve? W. p. TURNER, G. p. A. J. C. WHITNEY, T. M. General office, Baltimore. MO. HP HE STEAMER S. A. M'CALIJ JL will leave Newport News witJ* both freight and passengers for Patera burg every Monday. Wednesday and Friday about 7:15 A. M., and will leave Newport News for Norfolk every Tues? day, Thursday and Saturday about 3:3? P M. Will leave Norfolk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 A. M, Sarp. W- ph1lltps.