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TUESDAY, DECEMBER, '.in. 1898.
MH. Mi'Alt'.S CONFERENCES.
Referring lo Ihc loneliness of Senator
Hoar, In his :ititi-lmp<-ii:illsm, Ihc New
York Sun mils ntlehtjiill to some of Ilm
numerously signed petitions llglllllHl an?
nexation of the Philippines. The Sun
"Our esteemed contemporary, tho
Congressional Record for December i:t
and 11 reveals, however, so nuijesllc u
Hood of petitions against ImpenillHin
Hint ihc Worcester Senator ought In he
more cheerful. He is not iilone. James
Ruskell Itccil and 2 oilier citizens nre
will] hihl. John ('. Palfrey und 2 other
citizens nre wlih him. K. N. Perry is
v. Uli him. Prod II. Williams and 3 oilier
citizens are with him. I>. I', BurtlcH
and I other citizen arc with him. Wil?
liam II. Durnnd mid i other elllzen arc
with him. Wiiii.11:i lt. Durand und 2
other citizens an- with him. William P.
Strickland and I oilier eiilzen tiro with
him. John Mdckscy iiml 2 other citizens
er< with tiliit. one monster tietlilon,
the largest hut one of that great com
phny, actually eitntiihis llic mimes of
Chnrles W. I divers hurt M citizens,
miongly does MiissncliMsclls hold up Iho
Lends of Mr. Hoar sim he waves uwuy
the Philippines. ? ?
"Nor is Massachusetts nlone in Ihc
noble work. Daniel Bock with und II
other citizens of Providence remon
r-irale against any oxtent.iou of Iho
sovereignly ?>f the Untied Hinte? over
Hie Philippines. Frederick Star of <Til
<\ij;o. remonstrates, llerhorl Harris, of
Hast Machlaa, Mo., remonstrates. U.
Hi Anderson, of Pitisbtirg, remonsl rales.
The llov. .1. Blchln Snillh reninnslrales.
Reuben c. Thwnlte. of Madison, \Vls?
remonstrates. William Wlrl Henry, of
Richmond, remonstrates. Tin.' petitions
loll in. ami (here it at least one name
on each of them. And if (here Is Joy
in Mr. Hoar's Itcari when Hit- memorial
of Joel P. Viillc, of Denver, renn'-:;,
whal inusi be his cinollon when Hie
memorials of Samuel (j. Chew and .:
other citizens of Maryland, of 10. S. Dix
v/cll and I oilier citizen of Massachu?
setts, ami of Willidlll Meilrulll and 2
oilier citizens of Missouri lo Iho
Commitl ce on Foreign Relations'.'
What must in- Hie reelings of Hie Im?
perialists in the Senate when tloorgc
Ashlon Peahpily initl n o'lher citizens of
New York send in llielr pelilIon'.' Sure?
ly here Is an excess of names. George
Asliton Pcnhody ami I oilier citizen or
George Aslilon Pcuhndy alone would
Iii ve l.a sulllcienl evidence. * * *
"So ihc glorioiiH record stands a:< fid
Total number petitions.
Total number of names.
Average names on each petition.
.Values from Massachusetts.
Names from oilier Suites.
"in ihc whole history of petitions,
there has been put hing lo heat this."
"No wonder the Ail tl-l inpcrlalislu have
felt themselves culled upon lo save Hie
country from Hi" direful results sure to
follow tin adoption of a policy at var?
iance wllli the ideas of such a large
proportion of American citizens, .lust
iliink of a protest backed up by 1.143
General Merrill is of Hie opinion that
General Agulnuhlo is a shrewd young
ivan. The I'hllipiilne lender will have
abundant opportunity to show his
shrewdness If he really possesses such
an attribute of character. Up lo dale,
however, Iiis actions have been by no
means,encouraging to his admirers.
The proposition u> send n commission
to Investigate the Philippines sounds
lather strange in view of the high re?
gard in which the administration holds
Admiral Dewey ami General Merrill.
Both of these gentlemen have thor?
oughly "investigated" the new terri?
tory under much better conditions than
any commission that could be ap?
Tbc Mornl of Which !? Thnt Dot Fen
TlcdirCB Arc Kept by Those
AVho Slake Them.
"I once swore oft smoking," said the
clubman. "Tliut was when I wnsyoung
and did not know myself. 1 swore oil
with i? friend, und the penalty was a
hi it of clothes to cost $S'J. The condi?
tion wns thut \vc were nut to smoke in
town. When traveling or hunting or
fishing?out of town, In fact?we would
be allowed to smoke. The scheme
worked well for some time; then 1 be?
gan to wnilt to smoke. 1 buttled with
desire for several weeks, each dsiy o?
the period becoming a Harder trial
than the preceding. At lost, when 1 be
longing became too great, 1 went to
sec my partner in misery to tell him
lhat we had belter call the contrnoc
off, ns I could not stund it. lie wns
not ul home. He had gone out of town
n week before and would be nbscnt an?
other week. Then I lxrokc down. Tlio
thought of the pnrty od" the second part
smoking himself bluonnihc face while
I suffered was iiikbcotrablc. Ko, with
(he fine of $S<) staring me in the face,
T bought a cigar and smoked il. II wns
worth $80, I thought. Hut I did not die
for a lamb only; I smoked n vast quan?
tity of cigars before he cninn home.
Then I went to him and told him to
order the suit, that I had broken the
contract. He smiled quietly'; as if to
himself, and then sakl: "All right, old
fellow; but do not he disturbed about
the. suit. I kept thcicontract just three
Another man snid: "There wore two
men in this town who swore off, the
breaker of the con t radio pay the other
for n ten-dollar hat. Finally one of
them weakened, snying to himself he
did not mind giving ten dollars for a
smoke. While he meditated over the
matter, however, he thought out a
scheme to Earn himself on the hat.
Ilo went to the hatter's and bought a
tcn-dollnr hat and had it charged to
the other fellow. Then he called on
the olhor fellow, and. pointing to the
hat, sold: 'See that hut. old boy? It
Is one I have just, had charged to you
on thnt swear-off contrnct.' The other
fellow cried out: 'How the dickens
did you ilnd out- I had been smoking?'
'Never mind,' said the other. 'A little
bird told mo.' "
"I sw ore ofT once," said another club?
man, "and it was just, as easy as any?
thing you ever heard of. I did it by
logic. 1 found T was smoking one cigar
a Pter another and never gel t ing enough,
so I said to myself that if 1 bad to de?
prive myself at some time 1 might as
well begin with the first ns with the j
stcchth cigar. Thus I convinced my- !
self that I would hare no greater dif?
ficulty than In refusing the stcenth
cigar, and such proved to be the ease.
I-had not- the slightest longing for
tobacco after I had made, up my mind
that I had quit. I kept a box of cigars
on the mantel, for I said 1 might want
to smoke, and I did not intend to (rent
'? myself ns one in whom I had no con
"Now mark what happened. About
a mouth after 1 had stopped smoking
I began to have periodical indigestion,
(oilowed by cramps, which came on
a t a certain hour of the evening of each
day and grew worse and worse until
they wore quite serious. 1 tried nil
hinds of diet, and oven starved myself,
Tuit without relief. At last, on the
night of a strikers' ball, I was actually
unable to go out, although 1 hail made
n groat effort and succeeded in dress?
ing for the entertainment. 1 lay in
bed nnd groaned for several hours. The1
next day was Now Year's, and of course
Micro was a holiday dinner at my house.
Said I: T have dieted nnd starved my?
self, and H is doing no good. I will cut
one good square meal and then die.'
Fei T sal. at tbo table and ate everything
In sightar-mude n regular fenst of it
I Thou, as I wns booked for (lie grave,
i or thought I was, I said I would mai'o
1 a complete job of it and smoke a cigar.
; 1 did not feel the wnnt of a cigar. Tbo.
taste hud not plagued nie in the slight?
est all thnt time. But I smoked now
just to go out of the world in decent
stylo, like a good diner should; Then
T smnkrd another cigar. Having done
my duty, I patiPMtly waited for the
pnins to begin. They did not do so.
nor have they a( any time since done
so. I have not had trouble from that
day to this."?Mobile Register.
Wopien Doc-lorn of Olil.
> The medical profession, it may not
be generally known, has luid many
skillful women practitioners since, re?
mote antiquity. Women practitioners
have boon practicing in Europe
since t Ii u third century before
Christ, and their genius has done
much to develop the. science. The
first regular qualified woman physi?
cian in Kurope on record was Agnodicc,
a unlive of Athens. At that time it was
against the law for n woman lo study
medicine. Agnodico succeeded in pass?
ing through the college, however, dis?
guised as a man, and graduated with
honors in :iOO H. ('. After receiving her
degree she practiced among the women
of Athens with extraordinary success.
In lime, however, her secret leaked out,
nnd she was arrested und Imprisoned.
The. women of Athens upon bearing
this raised such n storm of protest thut
kIh; was finally released.?-Chicago
Cover the bottom of a well-greased
i baking dish with finely chopped cold
roust turkey, season a little, sprinkle
with bread crumbs or grated cracker,
dot with bits of butter, Iben sprcud on
n layer of cream sauce. Continue the
alternate layers until the pan is tilled.
Sprinkle bread crumbs mixed with tlie.
yolk of an egg and one spoonful each
of melted butter and milk over the top.
i Cover closely and bake for 30 minutes;
serve hot. For the cream sauce mix
together one spoonful each of butter
nnd flour, add one-half cupful each of
milk and broth. Season with salt und
pepper.?Good Housekeeping, ?...
I f\? YOU J
ANDO-ft s I r<n<m*'cVj It jiff's uptn his .
V fashion, A
(ACT I, SCKKB I. ?
THE PLUMIJElVS ROMANCE.
A few* inniiih:, ago a couple of trav?
eling museum men drifted Into town.
quartered1 their freaks of art and nature
tn a Twenty-third street resort and
spread their gaudily painted canvasses
<>n the front of tin: house. Over the
way. a red-headed plumber, with a cast
in his eye. worked in Iiis shop and
watched the lacking up of the canvas
and tin- arrival of the frouks. Among
the latter was u Circassian Lady. Her
luxuriant growth of silken hnlr?it must
have been a fool and a half long?
waved and shimmered in the sunlight;
even under the shawl that covered it,
as she stepped out of the 'bus with the
i fat lady and the Iwo proprietors. The
pi umber gazed with delight through the
unwashed witidow panes of bis shop anil
i thought ho had never scon anything so
I beautiful before.
Big business didn't come to the muse
j Ulii ami when the proprietors came and
? won't thereafter they employed ho 'bus?
' they walked. The red-headed plumber
brought the first dime to the door, lie
strolled in on the opening night and
looked around for an hour. Eifty min?
utes hc devoted to an admiring inspec?
tion of the Circassian Lady, but 'the Cir?
cassian Ijody didn't know It, although
he stoo.I leaning ugultial the wall direct?
ly opposite all tile time.
'Hut the Wild Man from Borneo, whose
enge was in the rear of 'the place, went
to the manager when the doors were
closed for Hie night ami said be was
iloiul sine there wow a queer game on
hand, ibccniiHC an o'dd guy with 11 sorrel
lop had boon spotting hill] till nicht.
The plumber en me the next night, and
l!ie next and the next, lie was enam?
oured ?f the Circassian, in ins quiet, un?
obtrusive fashion; so much so that the
manager went to the 'Wild 'Man's cage
on the second night and whispered:
"I'm .dead on to 'tin- brick .top. He's n
straight I tube from Hampton, with an
off eye, and lie's gone honey-boy on the
Head of Hair. The manager wns cor?
rect. On the following night the Cir?
cassian smiled on the plumber, and af
j ter that the plumber came three 'times
u day nnd talked with the owner of'the
beautiful hair at each visit.
Hut business got worse and worse at
the museum and. although the plumber
was lured Into six visits a day, the pat?
ronage became so small 'that the pro?
prietors grew sad at heart tend fought
ouch oilier regularly three times u day,
uftcr each meal. Then the freaks be?
came unmanageable nnd In a short time
they and the proprietors were not on
One day the Junior Partner, who
WH? also the uoling manager, called the
Senior aside and said: "Blank! blank
Ctly-bluilft- blank to dash and return!"
"Wul's up?" asked Ibc Senior.
"We're ruined, that's What," replied
the other. "Them freaks lias bad a
meeting ami 'Is goin* to quft us In a
"Wul's the matter with 'em now?
Don't we promise them their salary
every week. Just the same as If we was
gnip* in pay 11?"
"Yes. but they're going to pump US to?
night." it: 4JAi90a
"Promise 'cm a raise." V.Mtt_L4B
"I've done It. It's no go." |" !? ^ifj
"Promise *cm anything they want."
"I've promised 'cm everything, and I
tell you they won't stand for it."..
"Wat's the plot of their play, any?
"I can't make It mit i xactly, but when
I asked them why they was going to
leave the Living Skeleton said he bad
got a fat job willi the circus in de-show.
The Albino said she liked ine all right.
Infi thai you didn't treat her white.
'Iben the Ohl II I said that you acted
short with him. 1 argued with the
Ki lichee-Kouchec Dancer, but it was no
use. Sin- SUld tier salary was so modest
I bat. even When she got it, i'l shrunk
from her before she could pay her board
bill. Th,.'Missing Link swears that lie's
tired of monkeying around hero, and
he's going back on the farm. The In?
dia Itubbcr Man complains that we
want him to stretch Iiis conscience as
well as his skin ami the Wild Man from
Borneo wauls 'to give up Iiis Job to run
for cunti'mlilc in the next county pri?
mary. Even ibc Circassian ami the Hu?
man Pill Cushion are in the conspiracy."
?'Well," grunted the Senior, "I'm glad
tlm 'Pincushion's going, because he's
been stuck up beyond endurance for
wicks. Hut what's tile Head of Hair
"She's Insulted because a Bloodflcld
jay. who brought Ills family III here last
night, pointed her out to his party as
tlie human mop."
The Senior grilled bis teeth. "Let 'cm
all go to biases,*' ho hissed. "Stretch
another canvas in front advertising a
general change of bill, Including an ed?
ucated L'b'lcugonn, und a real live W.II
llamsburgcr and?blunketty, blank,
blank, blank! we'll raise dust enough to
gel out of this town with our trunks
A restaurant keeper has the house
now. The museum and the Circassian
Lildy have gone. They lefi an unpaid
boa id bill?anil an aching void in Hie
In n11 of a rod-headed plumber, which?
"Where are you going, my bloomer
"For a spin on my tandem, sir," she
"Ami may 1 k? with you by your
"You can't and ride tundem," bhe re?
That's il iiiicer doctrine which teaches
ns that the straight path leads to per?
"I've do doubt honest folk would say
I'm selling n gna'wful example,"
chuckled the mouse as il burrowed Its
way through Ibc crust of the cheese.
The lee man may not be prominent
socially, politically of otherwise, but it
ciinnot be said of him Dial "he cuts no
Tim threadbare silk muffler sighed
heavily. "Ah, bow I envy you it," said
t( the dress emit. You're taken out lo
ail soi ls of amusements while I am shut
up here in this dark stuffy wardrobe.
It wasn't so before I lost my youth and
"If I were you," advised the coal,
sympathetically, "the next time the
master conies' this way I'd Jump on .*?>b
"Oh, I couldn't." murmured the muf?
fler, shrinking as If It hud suddenly been
washed; "I'm frayed.
WANTED?SITUATION. TO ASSIST
In housekeeping, or as mother's as?
sistant. Address B, Rox 5'-\ Hamp?
ton, Va. 31*
WANTED?A man of experience In ?
Fire Insurance and Real Estate wants
position. Address J. H. F., P. O.
Building; CharloUcsyllle, Va. do20-3t
WANTED.?TO CORRESPOND WITH
uh active young man who is acquaint?
ed with Hampton real estate values.
Address I. X. L., care Daily Press,
FOR SALE CHEAP?Right new draped
head Singer Sewing machine. Call
at 717 Twenty-seventh street. 18-3t
FOUND?ON MY PREMISES DECEM
ber Sth. ji mouse colored eow. Owner
can got same by calling and pnyliiK
charges. HENRY STUART, Fox Hill
BY FRANCIS M. ELLISON
No- 114 Thlrtu-first Strett,.
Also furnished rooms for rent, with
or without l- ?ml. Ter rm?fi -si?.
'?ftr A called communication of Rre
/V\ .nil Lodge. No. 211, A. F. & A.
M., will he held at their lodge room, this
(TUESDAY) evening. December
20th, at 7.30 oclock. Work In the llrst
and sceor.il degrees.
Visiting brethren are fraternally In?
vited to attend.
By oriler W. M.
R. T. MA KAHLE,
Notice to Red Men.
Comanchc Tribe. No. 73. I. O. R.
M.. will hold a social tonight. All iiicin
bers ami visiting Red Men arc Invited
(o be present. Malters of great impor?
tance will tie .settled.
By order of
C. W. ADAMS.
it CSenlrmun Committee.
SALE OF VALUABLE SCHOOL
_ PROPERTY FOR THIS CITY OF
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Hy order of the Hoard of School Trtns
teis.of the City of Newport News, Va.,
we will offer for sale at publl.- auction
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3. ls,9S.
commencing at n o'clock A. M., in front
of the Twenty-eighth street sc.iool, the
following very desirable pieces of prop?
erty together with the Improvements
FIRST?The two lots and school
building thereon situate on the North
side of Twenty-eighth street between
Washington and Lafayette avenues.
This properly is in Hie heart of the bus?
iness section of the city and with
slight costs could be turned into stores
and Huts which would rent very lituitl
SECOND?The two lots and two
houses thereon situate on Roanoke av?
enue between Twenty-third and Twen
'y-fouiTh streets in a most desirable
section of the Fast End.
THIRD?The two lots and Improve?
ments thereon on Twenty-second street
between ojfferson and Madison avenues
occupied by the colored school.
Possession of these buildings will be
given as soon as the new public school
buildings now in course of construction
are completed. From the titty of sale
Until tilt! 2Stll street properly la turned
over to the purchaser the school board
will allow rent for it at the rate of ?r>0
per month. It Is estimated that pos?
session in those buildings can bo given
by March 1, 1S9'.?. On the Roanoke
avenue property the school boad will
allow a rental front the day of sale un?
til II is turned over to the owners of SI5
per month. On the Twenty-second
Sticet property the school hoard will
allow a rental of |2fi per month from Hie
day of sah- until possession 'Is given
which Is estimated to la- April 1.
TERMS:?One-third cash, balance in
six and twelve months. For further in?
formation ami examination of the
building:; anil properly, call at our
IRWIN TUCKER & CO.,
Real Estate Auctioneers. Washington
avenue and Twenty-eighth street,
de 20 Id
; THE I
I Washington Ave., Cor. 31st S %
I $7.00 to $12.00 Per Week. I
J. V\/. e
Room 7, Cltzens and Marine Rank
Hell 'phone, 293, tie 17-lyr
HOOT AND SHOP: MAKER.
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
2803 Washington Avenue.
H B. L?askey,
3107 WASHINGTON AVENUE
Consignments of every oiscrlptlbn so?
licited. Liberal advances made on
same. Sprclnl attention given to trus?
tee and court sales.
K. It. WHITLOW has removed to 233
Twenty-fifth street, where 1 am prepar?
ed to do all kinds of
SIGN AND HOUSE PAINTING,
graining, papering and decorating.
Give me a call when in need of any of
the above work.
.... R. WHITLOW.
233 TWENTY-FIFTH STREET.
j? ROOT AND SHOE MAKER,
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
2S0U Washington avenue,
2906 Washington Avenue. ? ? Newport News, Va
Again for Xmas Gifts. ?
ist , i
Infants' Soft Soled Colored and White Kid Moccasins. 'Regular \*
value. 25c, . . 4 . _ .. ? -
Children's Genuine Dongola, solid leather, patent tip, lace and but- 'fo
ton Shoes. Regular value, $1.00.
Misses' Vfct Kid. hand-turned, patent leather tip, solid throughout,
in lace or button. Regular value, $1.50. ??
Ladles' Genuine Viel Kid. s>fl and llcxible. patent leather tips, in
lace or button. In all the latest shapes. Regular value, 12,00, _
Ladies' Hand-Sewed imported Vici Kid, silk fitted, In nil styles, In O
lace or button. Regular value, $?.oo. ? . . __. J
bull dog t
[Men's Salin Calf, heavy sole, bull dog toea. hue and Congress Shoes. V
Regular value, $2.50. _ . ?4>
Men's Tan Russia Calf and Box Calf, leather lined, heavy soled 4>J
Siloes, in bull dog and all I lie lending toes. Regular value, $:).00.
(Men's patent leather Shoes, band sewed, In all Iii? latest styles.
Guarantee*! not la crack. . _ . ,
Win's black anil brown llcr-bys and Fedoras, in all the latest
+ shapes. Regular value, $1.50. ?u'? 1 <im.\, \.,
Men's black and brown Derbys and Fedoras In Dunlap and KllOX
?/ styles. Regular value, 12.50. ?., . f*
'2flOG Washington Ave., Newport News, Va . ^
PU3E ICE, j ARC, X
in 11 n 1 rivair ...n ....... I Incandescent and
WHOLESALE AND KTiML, I Bell Wiring done
COLD STORAGE, on short notice.
ARC LIGHTS 1 Inspection guar^
s?! In&aiitlescent Llnhts, janteed.
METER OR CONTRACT
fixtures 01 Factory Prices
Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
(Board ot Direotore meet third Tuesday In each mouth.)
Schmelz Brothers, Bankers,
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Of for- THelr Customers Every Accoinmoda
tlon Conslwtont UUItl-i Safe Hanking,
Accounts of Individuals, firms and corporations solicited. Collections ma .0
on all parts of the country. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the world.
Dime Saving Department.
Deposits received from 10 eents to $5,000, and Interest allowed at the rate of
FOUR PER CENT. PER ANNUM.
SAFETY QJEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
Only Safaty Boxes In tlio City Secured toy Time Lock
W. A. Tost, President; J. R. Swlncrton, Vlce-Prcsldcnt; J. A. Wlllett, Cashier.
First National. Bank:
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
GAPiTflL $100,000. SURPLUS* 30 000
DIRECTORS: " "-'i
W. A. Post. J. R. Qwlnerton, M. P. Crowell, M. V. Doughty
R. G. Blekford. C. B. Orcntt, I. Eugene White, J. A. Wlllett.
Accounts of banks, corporation?, merchants, Individuals and firms invited.
We offer depositors every accommodation which their balances, business ami
responsibility warrant. Sell our own drafts drawn on all principal cities of
1 SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
j G. R. West, President; D. S. Jones, Vlce-Prcsident; W. B. Vest, Cashbr,
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
CAPITAL $50,000. , SUK PLUS $ 15,Ot O.
PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15,R00.
A gene nl banking business. Every facility offered for safe und prompt
trnnsnct'on of business on favorable terms. The accounts of corporations,
firms a:i?! individuals solicited. Special attention given to collections. Drafts
drawn all parts of the world.
SPECML SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS OF ?I AND UPWARD.
DTR EC TORS:
G B. West, H. E. Tarkcr, T. M. .Benson, J. B. Jennings. I,. P. Htr<trn<-S.
E. T. Ivy, D. S. Jone? A. C. Garrctt, J. M. Cur?'