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\ Brilliant and Beautiful Ger= man at Armory Hall. DWELLING HOUSE BURNED Firemen Prevent Total Destruction. Many Christmas Entertainments. Sow Cars on. Pretty Home TVeildlng. The young ladies ol Hampton, appre? ciative of the many pleasant germans given by the Hampton German Club, last night reciprocated handsomely by giving a beautiful bal-poudre at the Arnibry Hall. The hall room floor presented a beau tiful^vision when the dancing was at its height shortly before midnight. The ladies in their dainty gcTwns and with beauty enhanced by the powdered hair never looked lovelier or more like their famous prototypes, the queenly gentle? women of days lang. syne. Some of the toilettes were exquisite; all were beauti? ful, and the moving scene was a pano? rama which, to be appreciated, must be seen. The gentlemen, too, in their graceful evening garb, found powdered hair exceedingly becoming. There were in all about thirty or more couples and many stags. Several Newport News belles and many of the beaux of that city graced' the occasion with their presence. The music was ideal for the exhilirat ing exercise^ and all the accessories were conducive to the pleasures of the evening. Dancing continued until about 2 A. M.. and many heard with re? luctance the dying strains of the fare? well waltz. Mrs. W. H Booker, of Hampton, and Mrs. Laura Booker, of Old Point, and chaperones. chaprones. WEDDED AT HOME. Miss Margaret Virginia Watson Be? comes Mrs. Alex Weston. Santa Claus has but a brief sway an? nually, but Hymen and his energetic co? partner, Cupid, have all seasons for j their own, and instead of taking holi? days are generally busiest at those times. The residence of the bride on Holt street was the scene last night of the wedding of Miss Margaret Virginia Watson, well known and a' charming young lady, to Mr. Alexander Weston, both of Hampton. .The pretty parlor where the nuptials were celebrated was thronged with an interested gathering of relatives and mutual frisnds. The bride and groom were attended respectively by Miss Nel? lie Smith, of Norfolk, as maid of honor, and Mr. Oscar Gilbert, of Hampton, as best man. Rev. S. J. Batten, thej es? teemed young pastor of the West End Methodist Episcopal church, South, pro? nounced the wedding service. 'Congrat? ulations were cordial and very general, the young couple beginning their joint^ journey with the good wishes of many friends. DWELLING PARTLY BURNED. Two-Story Frame House on Queen Street Gutted by Fire. An alarm of fire vigorously rung at 4:30 P. M. yesterday was due to the partia": burning of a two-story frame dwelling house on Queen street, extended, own? ed and occupied by Catherine Jefferson, a worthy colored woman. .The house is situated about 200 yards beyond the corporate limits, and the alarm was slow being turned in. The reel was on the scene soon after the bell call, and soon had the necessary 600 yards of hose laid and a stream of water playing on the house, the flames being confined to the interior. The flames were soon ex? tinguished but the house had been prac? tically gutted and drenched. and the roof damaged. The loss was about ?250, uninsured. The flames originated on th? first floor, presumably from a defective flue. The occupants of the house were on the j upper floor at the time of the fire, and j barely had lime to hustle out before the I smoke and flames became threatening. Most of the'ir effects were damaged or destroyed by fire or water. NEW CARS RUNNING. Four of the new trolley cars, Nos. ?4, 35, 36 and 37, were in service on the line yesterday and were much admired. The new cars are handsome and commo*aious ones comfortably warmed by electricity and provided with springs that reduce the jolt of motion to the minimum. They are equipped with all modern; trolley car appliances. The company yesterday had five cars in? stead of four as heretofore, on the wes? tern end of the line between the power house and the shipyard. Great im? provement" in the connections and time schedules resulted. BIG REALTY PURCHASE. Mr. J. S. Darling, of this city, who has been investing somewhat extensive? ly in real estate hereabouts recently, has just made another purchase of con? siderable importance. The property thus acquired is a valuable piece of Norfolk realty, a lot on Plume street on which a peanut factory now stands. Mr. Darling's investments are usually characterized by excellent judgment and there is reason to believe that he has acted wisely in this instance. The newly acquired property' cost him be? tween $28,000 and $29,000. BARN AND CONTENTS BURNED.' While Mr. Simon Curtis, who lives near Lee Hall, was absent front home on Tuesday afternoon attending the funeral of Mrs. Johnson, his new barn, filled with hay, ignited by a spark from an engine which was being used in baling hay. Owing to the inflamable contents, the fire spread rapidly and the barn and all its contents was burn? ed. The barn cost about $400 and con? tained thirty-five or forty tons of hay, Jr of the value of from $500 to $800. The .?;'??. loss is a serious one to Mr. Curtis. f CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENTS. Sunday School Children Who Have Re? ceived or Will Welcome Santa. Now that the Christmas holidays of I89S are over, for nearly all of the grown up folks, and is but a memory, ? the season's joys for the children are still in full swing and the festivities will continue well into the new year. The school children are free to pass the hours as they please until next Tues? day, January 3rd, and all who are good little boys and girls and go to Sunday school regularly will have the addition? al pleasure of the Sunday school Christ? mas celebration awaiting them. Three Sunday schools will have their celebration of the great anniversary tonight, each in a different form, yet all alike in the distribution of gifts or re? freshments or both, to the children. At the parish house at 7 o'clock this evening the cantata. "The New Santa Claus," will be sung by a chorus of thir? ty-five or forty children. The children have been well trained and their rendi? tion of the pretty cantata will be well worth hearing. The parish house has been prettily garnished with yule-tide foliage for the occasion. At the lecture room of the Baptist church tonight at 7:30 the annual visit of Santa Claus will occur. He will be welcomed in song and recitation appro j priate to the great event celebrated, and will distribute confectioneries and other articles always desired by the lit? tle folks. The annual Christmas entertainment f of the Sunday school of the First M. E. church, South, will occur this evening j at 7:30 in the lecture room in the rear of the church. Queen street. A feature of the evening will be a fine exhibition of stereoptican views, the machine to be operated by Professor Charles E. Bish? op; ? of William and Mary College. A plesaing program of songs and recita? tions will follow, after which refresh? ments will be served. A notable depar ; ture from the usual form of such cele? brations will be the bringing of dona? tions for the. poor by the children of the Sunday school, a practical test of the Christian text, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." The Sunday school of the West End ! Methodist Episcopal church. South, gave its Christmas celebration at the Armory Hall on Tuesday night with a large audience present. Instead of the stereotyped reindeer and sleigh mode of travel, the children's Christ? mas benefactor arrived aboard a mimic steamer "The Baby Luray," which rolled upon the rostrum laden with presents for the little ones, amid great enthusiasm on the part of the children. Besides the distribution of presents j and "goodies," the children gave some [ creditable songs and recitations. The occasion was an unusually pleasant and interesting one. j The ship, or the "Baby Loo," as the ! boys nicknamed her, was an ingenious j reproduction in design and appearance of a side-wheel steamer, with fun I nels, walking beam. etc. Considerable labor and skill was expended in her construction. The presents, one of which was giv? en each member of the school, were useful and valuable. 'Seventeen Bibles and many other books were presented, and the pastor received $10 in cash, fewith which to purchase books at his pleasure. Mr. Hall, the popular or? ganist was last night presented a handsome copy of Tennyson's poems. CHRISTIAN CHURCH. At the Church of Christ, on Chapel street, an unusually interesting and successful Christmas celebration by the Sunday school was ^iven on Monday night. The cantata, "Crowning Christ? mas," was well presented by the child? ren, twenty-five or more taking parts. Confectioneries, fruits, etc., were dis? tributed among the little ones, to their satisfaction and delight. The pastor. Rev. A. J. Renforth. was the recipient of a student lamp and a fine umbrella, and the superintendent of the Sunday school was given a handsome umbrella. Much of the credit for the successful rendition of the cantata is due Misses Mattie Smith and Loula Wade, who were untiring in their work directing it. DEATH OF MRS. JOHNSON. Mrs. Mollie Johnson, as esteemed lady, died at. the residence of her daughter. Mrs. Fowler, at Lee Hall, on Monday, after a lingering illness. Death result? ed from a complication of diseases. Deceased was the mother of Mrs. Lee Curtis, of Lee Hall. The funeral services took place on Tuesday afternoon from the Denbigh church and were attended by a large number of friends and relatives. BRIEFS AND PERSONALS. Colder for a change. Street car employees are still doing the continuous smile act. The old cells from the former county jail will be removed to Phoebus and utilized there in strengthening the local lock-up. The board of supervisors of Elizabeth City county did not meet yesterday as was expected. If Hampton has a board of health it is time for it to emerge from its in? nocuous desuetude and assume a con? dition of officious activity. And if the town has not such and institution, why not? Captain R. H. Richardson has gone to James City county to visit his brother. Hampton and Phoebus made an ex? cellent law-abiding record for the holidays. Some of the boys celebrated, but they did so in a jolly inoffensive way. Mr. Goodwin Lee. eldest son of Judge Baker P. Lee, who has been for a num? ber of years with the American Tobacco Company, in another State, is the guest of his father and mother for a few days. Mr. S. E. Bickford has gone to North Carolina on business for a few days. Messrs T. W. and W. O. Thomas and their families, of Norfolk, are the guests of Mrs. M. E. Phillips. Mr. B. Marion Batkins and son, of Richmond, are visiting relatives in Hampton. Mr. Horace Davis left yesterday for Williamsburg on a visit to friends in that place. There was a notable improvement in the street car yesterday In the direction of greater regularity, owing to the in? crease of cars on the line. . A party of 75 or 100 tourists from Pennsylvania arrived at Old Point Tuesday night and spent yesterday sight-seeing. Notwithstanding the holiday suspension of duties at Fort Monroe, th - batteries gave a special | dress parade at the fort yesterday and j did themselves credit in their proficient ! performances. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Murray, who I j were recently wedded in Richmond, have returned from their wedding jour? ney and are now at home at Rudd's ! Cottage. Mr. Arthur E. Hall has gone to Alex- j andria. Va., on a brief business trip. Mr. George Ellison is confined to his I room by reason of a severe attack of grip. Miss Sadie Charles, of "Williamsburg, and Miss Bessie Wharton, are visiting Miss Clara Richardson, at her home in West End. Mr. F. G. Roche has returned from a visit to 'Suffolk, whither he went a few days ago on business?strictly. "That man is to be pitted," remarked a well known local wag yesterday, in j speaking of a. small-pox patient. Mr. W. E. Lawson remembered each of the employees of his clothing house Christmas by presenting him with a handsome umbrella, ordered especially for him. Robert Taylor (colored), a thief, who has heretofore manifested his light fingered tendencies at the expense of j others, has been committed to jail by i order of Justice L. P. Furness to serve ? a. sixty-days sentence and work out a > fine of $10 and costs for petit larceny. The negroes named Roy and Holmes, j charged with assaulting street railway conductors, have been fined respectively j $2.">0 and $5 and costs by Justice Rich- j ardson. A lesson to others. Hampton lodge B. P. O. Elks last] night had an enjoyable smoker at their i lodge rooms, limited to members. Monday was a national holiday, but j the employees of the Hampton postoffice \ did not observe it as such. Such Indus- j try is commendable, but - Next Sunday night at the Church of Christ Rev. A. J. Renforth will preach on the subject: "I set before you an open door." December 31 falling on Sunday night and so close upon the several services of Sunday, there will be no watch night services at the local Methodist church. No Change in Plans. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2S.? It is said at the War Department, that :io change in plans as, to the mustering out of troops will be made as a result of the threatening outlook in the Philippines. The Secretary of War has made some progress in designating the volunteer regiments to be mustered out. but no ; announcement will be made until the list is completed. It is believed, how I ever, that the list will include the ! Thirty-first Michigan, now at Knox I v'ille; the Second Tennessee, at Colum | bia. S. C; the Third Tennessee, at An : niston. Ala.; the Third North Carolina,, j (colored;, at Macon, Ga.; the Sixth Vir i ginia (colored), at Macon, and the First ! West Virginia, at Columbia, S. C. These j regiments would constitute a good part ! of the volunteers to be mustered out, for the entire number will not run very I high, owing ? to the purpose to first j j muster out the volunteers at Manila and reduce the regulars down to the number contemplated by law when the war closed. Weyler anil Queen Confer. (By Telegraph.) MADRID, Dec. 28.?The greatest in? terest and curiosity was taken today in the long audience which General Weyler had with the Queen Regent yes? terday. The newspapers, while sympathizing with Premier Sagast?, say the country eannot be sacrificed on account of his illness, and an immediate arrange? ment of the ministerial crisis is deman? ded. The newspapers also say Don Carlos is now trying to place a loan in Spain, through numerous agents, adding that he opened negotiations yesterday in Madrid with the object In view. Finest assortment of Christmas and New Year Cards in Hampton at High | field's. de 16-12/: French medy Mever FaHs, ENDORSES *?Y THOUSANDS 'ii ladies as a periodic ' regulator -vithoot an equal, successful when Cott?, f -loot. Pennyroyal, i'Vc;ot, etc , ?\avc proven ,vort!iler_^ -?"> two-cent stamps brings tria. oacKahe. ard convinced the mostsk&pticalcitheir v:on Icrful properties. Sc:ici i contain stampi tor pamphlet cotitaiatng variable information for ladies. Ad;>css LeCj-air Pii ? Co., U.S. Agents, Boston, Mass. >T. B.?Ail correspondence toufcUntial and rsiurr.ee with trial package. For ?'3ie in Newycrt News Ist W. 3. Bxir?r?w larihood Restored DR. E. C, WEST'S NERVE ?ND BRUIN TREATMENT j THE CRiGlNAL, AU- C7KKR3 IMITATIONS, Issoldnndcr positivo XVritten ?Wtinrnntec I b.vnnthoriz>rt agents only to curA Weak Memory Dizziness. Vi'nkef illness, Fin., Hysteria, Quick nesa, I?sbt Dnssea, Evil Drentns. ljacK of Conti- ! denen. Nervousness.LrfiMiituda, nil Drain.";. Youth, ful Errors, cr Ezressivo Use of Tobacco, Opium, j or Iii^Bor. wSiinh leads to Misery, Consumption. ' . Insanity and Death. At atoro or by mail, 81 t \ j box; si* for S">;wiih vvi'itJeri snttrant'-c 4c ! I care or refund. m?n?y. Sample Ti-.tc.k- i age. containing Svo days' treatment, -with ful: j instructions, 25 cents. Ore pamploonly acid ti ! each person. At etora or by mail. E^"Rpil Label Special Extra Strength. |p* For Impotoncy, Boss oiv?W Power, Lost Manhood ?1 Sterility oi fifcS) n bos; si M^v/rattett to cute in 30 Sterility or Barrenness.-^, ?et n Vi/,7tt ?ix Tor gr>, wi'.li? eoaransee a..n,r , u.r ,.. ..Odaya. At storo. rii ?BFORtor by roaiU iD AD^ GUstmas Greetings To All Extends the Cora-j plimeilts of the Season to the; people of Hampton and the! entire ! Below will be found a partial list of goods appro? priate for i ffolida^ Qifts: I Gloves.50 to $1501 Handkerchiefs.5c to 50c| Ties.10c to 50c j Silk Suspenders . 50c to $1,501 Shirts of every descrip? tion.50e to $1.50 Hats in eveiy shape.... ..50c to $3.00 An overcoat for husband,! father or brother. $3.90, $5, $7.50, $10, $12. $15 A suit for the boy?or a good heavy top coat. We can oiler numerous; suggestion and promise to please you for less money' than you expect to pay LOUIS F. LIVEFIGHT, Mgr, 30 W. Queen St., Hampton, Vo. [J^f^LOOTv FOR KED FRONT Biggest Ever made in Virginia is what we expect for the year 1899. For we have the best Properties, the best prices and the best terms on Tidewater. * * REAL ESTATE AGENTS. King Street, HAMPTON, VA. J Dealers in E_-ejncl. Ofiice nil Residence Opposite Poplar Avenue, Phoebus, Virginia. NOTARY WITH SEAL. Lock Box 225 Hampton, V*a. On the Back River Road to the Right 1 250 feet from the C. & O. Railroad ! tracks, signs 11 around it, -we have : 100 Lots or more graded, laid out in j streets. 300 trees planted; look at it. ! We call it If you want an honest bargain in lots, to speculate, or build, see .Mr. Heinickel, the Baker of Phoebus, or come to me. Either of us will put you on the ground floor, as to prices. There can be no "handicaps" or "back caps" about this. We will -?H the first fjvv lots at cost, and give you your-own terms. This property is owned by A. Heinickel and the undersigned. S. J. BROWN & CO. PHONE 453 PHOEBUS, VA. LOCK EOX 225. KAMPTOM, V1RG8NIA. DE ME A MAN AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CUE! JI.ZT, Xsrv.nw Disease*?Failing Hera ory, I ta potency. Sloop lyssriosa, otc, caasoi I17 Abiao or other IJxcossos ana India crotuns. avtei/ quickly anil surciy restoro lost Vitality tu old or yotmrr. one. Ctaj.-.aaforiitody, bnslnesoor ruciricno. ? J> fi'e'jfat Insanity and Consuaption -kenlntime. TuoirtuiQ shown iramediEte improve? ment, arid efToft-i a CUifiE V/hero all otier foil Ir. Rist npen havias ?ho genaino AJax Tablets. Tlier caveoarca taour.anuseail wH.'^uroyon. Wo cico a pos? itive wrKicmrunri^tefj toeKoctacaro Bft ?lTfiJ la. eachcasaor refand tao rnonoy. Trice 3tJ ?? ?i oer PactjaKa; cr abc rkr.no (lull treatment) for SiW. Tiy nail, in plain wrappar. nj?-,n receipt ot prloo. Circular fce0, AJAX REMEDY CO., For oale In Newport Ne-wu, V*., bj I A. E. G, KLO?, Drusslat. I ftp? NEWPORT NEWS ADVS. FOR Christmas Presents.! WE HAVE A GRAND DISPLAY OF Neckwear, Umbrellas, Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs. A FULL LINE OF FANCY SLIPPERS. THE MOST COMPLETE LINE OF > Patent Leather and Tan Shoes; We Ever Handled. NEW STYLE HATS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. MUGLER SHOE AND HAT CO., 2704 WASHINGTON AVENUE. j FREE SHTNES TO CUSTOMERS, i A. Good ludgs ot Fuels .vlll never burn anything but our high grade coal. It is. not only satisfactory tor cooking: and heating purposes, but Its intense heat and long continued combustion makes it economical in tha household. . ?*i?<te?< 0. C. SMITH CO. and Family Liaucr Sto e &STflf3L-IS?ED IN 188?. Is the place for you to buy your | Wines and Liquors for Cooking and j Medicinal puposes. Ttieseare tli? Rules ot tue' Gale and Saloon inside: No loud talk ing o singing, discussing of politics, nationality or religion. All who cannot compty with these rules are re ? quested to spend their jtinie and money else ! wliere. .?2 "o <x> ?-CO KS s_ ">< ? p ca Eo All orders by. mail will receive prompt attention. No. 2312 WASHINGTON AVENUE. P. O. Box 10, NEWPORT NEWS. VA. BRICK CONTRACTOR! Room ' Building. Citzens and Marine Bank Bell 'phone. 2S3. de 17-lyr Night Class? Stemgr&phyl Airs. Kyle will instruct a night class in Stenography at her rooms. No. 2062 Washington avenue. Terms reasonable. dec S?lw. GENERAL AUCTIONEER SALE ROOM ! 3107 WASHINGTON AVENUE I ' Consignments of every (inscription so i licited. Liberal advances made on j same. Special attention given to trus I tee and court sales. Va. Transportation Co. W. R. SCULL, Manager. Storage Warehouse Freight, Baggage, Safes and Furni? ture carefully and promptly moved. All kinds of hauling done at low I rates. j 'Phone 2592._P. O. BOX l.U. Eo W. JOHNSON : Couth actok and Builder NEWPORT NEWS, VA. ; Plans and Specifications Prepared Short Notice. HOUSE WORK A SPKCTAT.TY ? D. BATGH&LOR, Attorney-at Law. Office Citizens and Marine Bank building. Bell 'phone 133. Refers to J. Taylor Ellyson, Richmond, Va.: W. A. and McD. L. Wrenn, Norfolk, Va., and George A. Schmelz, hanker, Newpor News, Va. no26-6m. E NEWPORT NEWS ADVS. ?5> I will give the big $S dressed doll ia my window on Xnias morning to the little girl who secures thegreatest number of signa? tures from grown people inside of city by December 24th. Go to work and secure the doll. Get you a book and ask everybody you see to write their name and ad? dress in it. When in Newport News try Jordan's plan of living. TH! JORDAN & LANDER, Washington Avenue. Corner 25th St. Gives the service the travelers desire. Always loaded with all kinds of sandwiches and pastry. Also the finest cup of French Drip Coffee in the city. Elegantly furnished rooms by day or week. EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLAN. THE METROPOLITAN Washington Ave., RATES: $7.00 to $12.00 Per Week. I J. R. SWINERTON, Manager. SPECIAL RATES TO COMMERCIAL' TRAVELERS. AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PLAN. If any one finds water in the raw oys? ters that you buy from the Hotel Ivy, other than the natural liquor. We sell oysters in any quantity at the rate of twenty-live (25) and thirty (30) cents per quart. Medium, per gallon, SO cents selects, per gallon $1.00; in shell per bushel 50 to 60 cents. Our oyster house at the corner of 27th street and Lafay? ette avenue is open to the inspection of tlie public. Call Hotel Ivy, old and new phone. Orders delivered in 15 minutes. 1 cater for the household trade especial? ly. M. JOO, Manager. Boarders-Wanted BY FRANCIS M. ELLISON Ho 114 Thirty-first Street. Also furnished rooms for rent, with ->r witri.'iit r--ard. Ter - -sio. Solid Gomfopf is enjoyed when your home is heated by one of our stoves. They don't need constant attention, as the use .of coal in them is more economical than in any other stove manufactured, and the bright, cheerful tire that glows froni one is pleasant and cheery. We are selling them at low prices. Richter & Brittingham. 21(3 28th Street.