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The Refrigerator That Always Pleases. Absolutely pure ? dry tilr circulation' (no niois-. lure); Packed with granulated cork (tliu lie s I nou - conductor known). ICcoiiomical In use ot ice ? porfoct I'eod preservers1. Inclu? sively handled for eight years by one member of ibis firm in preference to all others, Rellins from one to two car loads each season, Costs ho more than lots others less than a great many ?best at any price. Re? frigerators, $16.50, $22.50. $25.00 tip, according to size and style, lee Box 08, $8.00 up. Other Re? frigerators. $8.00 up. Moro than US styles und sizes from which to se? iet, and each one backed by our personal guaran? tee, which means your money bn'-k if not as represented. THE HAMPTON STOKE WILLIS-SMITH fiRALL CO., inc. Hampton's Largest Home furnishers. Cheese New York- Cream. lOdum, Plucap-. pie. Neufchatcl, MncLaiin's Imperial ' in jars. Jams A pound tin pure Fruit Jam for 10c, Oranges ' ? nice mark of fancy Californias, just in from New York; heavy and juicy fruit. .a Smii Teas Our 'l eas are selected by an expert. If dissatisfied with your brand, let us please you. ? -WS ? THE PURE FOOD STORE. \t 'Phones 5 and 05. (Delivery Sure und Reasonable.) V1PT0N, PH HAMPTON DEPARTMET NEARLY 21 YEARS OLD Members of the Organization Plan to Celebrate tlie Birth? day Anniversary. NEW OFFICERS ARE 'ELECTED Smoker and Social Session Will Be Held in Honor of the Interesting Occasion?Weymouth Is Selected as Ct.'lef of the Organization for the Ensuing Year. At the meeting or the Hamilton lire department, last night officers for the coming year wero elected and a committee named to arrange a suitable program for the celebration nf the t wenty-tlrst anniversary' ?r the organization. The department w*as formed in May, 1885, and will there lore be able to "vote" on the fifteenth of next mouth. it Is proposed to observe the anni? versary with a large smoker and so? cial entertainment- The committee to map out the program is made up of chief William .1. Weymouth. and Messrs. It. L. Carey, R. Q. Hill and Chnrles II. Ilcwlns. The officers chosen were: Chief?William .1. Weymouth. Assistant Chief?S. S. Cunningham. Foreman?W. V. Wood. First Assistant Foreman?Charles II. Ilewins. Second Assistant Foremuu?Benja? min Surge, t Recording Secretary?J. Howard Boiitiovlllc. 'Financial .Secretary?R. L?. Teuuis. Treasurer?Frai)k W. Darling. Hose Directors?A. F. Coionpa, IS M. Wcod and S. S. Cunningham. Engineer?It. L. Tcnult?. Assistant Engineer ? Norwood Jones. Hose Wagon Driver?Edward West. "Y AND I" CLUB'S RECEPTION. Secretary Pierce, of Fort Associa? tion, Among the Speakers. The "Y and I" club of the Hamp? ton Young Men's Christian Associa? tion will give a reception to the mem bcrs of the organization this even lag. Secretary P. C. Pierce, of the Fort Monroe Association; Secretary Charles M. Lcl'by and Mr. Charles .1 unken will be the speakers and a musical program will be rendered by members or -tho organization. Re lre&hments .will be served. SLASHED "POUND" NETS. Unknown .Men . Piay .Havoc .With York County Concern's Property. During Sunday night, unknown men robbed the "pound" nets of the firm or .1. Thomas Firman & Co., fish dealers in York county. The nets wero in the water at the. mouth or Back river and the Intruders, after robbing them, took a knife and mu? tilated them. The amount of damage could not 'be ascertained. The au? thorities of York county are Investi? gating the matter. "Do you think-Flzz.es ever had an idea?" "Yes. He fell overboard into the river once, and he had to 'think to .save his life.' "?Detroit Free Press. YOUR ORDER FOR That Easter Hat Should lio placed with us at once. Only (wo weeks more In which to settle the question. Our store Is the most Inviting spot lu the killliucry world ot the Peninsula. Our prices must convince you that we offer the most attractions in price; or goods. SURGES' MILLINERY STORE EAST QUEEN STREET, HAMPTON. VA. FOR THE BEST OF EVERYTHING IN Whiskies Wines and Beers ?VISIT? W. E. DOBSON'S SALOON, Two Onors below Corner King and Queen Street,. 80UTH KING STREET, . 'Phone 238. HAMPTON, VA. We supply family trade and solicit the patronage of every house? keeper in Hampton. 'Phone orders promptly attended to. Our Juucb counter Is alwa>s flllea with tha' best the market af? fords-' "Everything new and clean. Business men will find our lunch counter a splendid place for securing the midnight lunch. 3EMJS AN WEDDING PARTY ENTERTAINED. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Rbwe Give a Charming Reception. In honor of the Beasiey-Rowe wed? ding parly ,Mr. and Mrs. Joseph . F. Rowe, uncle and aunt of the bride elect, entertained at a reception In their home in Armislead avenue last night. A' sumptuous repast waa spread. Among the guests were: Mr. Rob? ert Chaillon Beasley, Miss Mary Louisa Rowe, MIsh Mayuie Morris Rowe. Miss Annie Whitlpy, of Rich? mond; Miss Edna Rowe, Miss Eliza? beth Rowe, Miss Allie Rowe, Messrs. .1. 8. Wjhatt, Paul Tabb. Houston Face, Howard Horsiuau and Hamilton Rich? ardson. The wedding of Mr. Bcasley and Miss R?wo will occur lu the First Methodist Church tomorrow after ?noon at 5:30 o'clock. PERSONALS ^ND BRIEFS. The Comings and the Goings of the People You Know. Mr. John B. Klmberly, postnaaste..' at Old Point, left Sunday evening for Washington. Miss Dos Skinner, who *has been visiting Mrs. Hugh M, Woods, at Old Point, returned yesterday to her home in Norfolk. Miss Georgia Wood Is ill in iho home of her parents. Capl. and Mrs. Georgo it. Wood. in Washington street. ?Mrs. .f. T. Whitley and Miss Mary Whitley. of Richmond, arc the guests of air. and Mrs. Thomas 11. Wilson, in M olro.se avenue, having come to attend the Beasley-Rowe weddng tomorrow. Dr. Geurge Ii. McConnor. assist? ant surgeon. United Stales navy, is the guest of Mr. ICtigono H?user, at thb Augusta Hotel. Dr. McCounor will go to Newport tomorrow. Miss Morris entertained the Arcana club at its regular meeting last night in her home, in Cary et reel. MAJOR ROWAN AT THE FORT. He Is Making an Inspection of the Garrison at Old Point. Major Hamilton Rowan, United Stales army, of the inspector gen oral s office. arrived at Old Point yos tcrdi-y morning and will spend n few days here inspecting the garrison ut Fort Monroe. It is under-s-'.ocd that General Fred? erick D. Grant, the commanding offi? cer of the Department of the East, will will visit Fort Monroe duriug the mouth. *1 Mr. Sangster Back. Mr. Charles M. Sangster, who has] been in Fairfax county at the ladsidi of his fijtiUor for a lew weeks, re? turned to Hampton yeslterd?y. Mr. Sangster will, however, go back lo Fairfax today as his father is yet critically 111. Deaths at Soldiers' Home. Edward B. Cox. 00 years old, ad? jutant Forty-seventh Now York in? fantry- Thomas W. Guthrie,-81 years old, Company G, Thirteenth Peimuyl vauia cavalry. Dr. Sinclair Returns to Home. Dr. Fayette S. Sinclair, asslstan: surgeon at the National Soldiers' Home, returned to duty yesterday I after spending his vacation with his father in York county. Fire in Bureau Drawer. The alarm of Are turned in iat 5:4.') o'clock yesterday afternoon called the department to the homo of Mr. R L. Howard, iii North street: The'fire was In a bureau drawer in a sleeping rcom. . Court Meets at Yorktdwn. Tho April term of the Circuit Court of York county will be convened at York-town today by Judge Tyler. ?-ns-?-r Burglars Rob Postoffice. (By Associated Press.) CAM-DEN. N. J., April 2.?Two '< crglars dynamited the safe, ill tlrj pottoftlce at Bridgeport. N. .f., seciir hip $G00 lu cash and stamps, am! made good their escape In a stolen ?wagon. # ? - RELIABLE HARNESS is the kind to buy. That's tho kind LOWRY makes from Pure Oak Tannej Leather?the best kind. LOWRY, The Harness and Vehicle Man, No. 125 West Queen Street. _FOR SALE._I FOR SALE?ONE TUFT'S TWELVE Syrup Soda Fountain and seven' Tanks. CHAS. II. BENTLEY. j np l-3t j I HELP WANTED?FEMALE. WANTED?A FIRST-CLASS HOUSE servant; must have best references; wages $12.00 a month. MRS. E. O. COOKE. Bay Bank. Boulevard, Hampton, Va. 31-3t EVERY DESCRIPTION. Ribbons will play an Important purt In Spring and Summer fashions: consequently, wo've prepared accord? ingly. Flowered ribbons are most in vogue and they picture bright colored roues, violets, popples uud chrysan? themums. Come and see our generous assortment of unusually pretty ribbons, in all tho desirable widths. A DESIRABLE TRUCK FARM* " Located on the Hampton River and wltlflu one-half mile of Hamp* ton. Five minutes' walk of tho electric cars. You should lot us show you Ibis property at ouco. MODERN HOirtE ON HAMPTON RIVER. Nice seven-room dwelling with bath and electric lights, heated by latrobes and registers ou second floor. Nico high lot GO-foot front, by 1!<J0 deep. Terms easy. A 15 PER CENT. INVESTMENT: Three dwellings well located and brluglug an annual rental in? come of ?U.")2 per year. FIVE ACRES? ~" Well located on the Shell Road and near to Hampton. Laud In a high state of cultivation. Price $500. DESIRABLE RIVER FARM OF 111 ACRE3. This furm occupies a fine location on Back River, havlug a large . river frontage and Iwlng ou a point of laud which glvos a com inaudlng view of the river. Price. $0,000. DO YOU WANT A FARM7 GET OUR LIST. See us about. I??ose new dwellings and lots by tho ear bams thai we have for sale on easy lei ins. See us for Fire Insurance. Houses for rent In all sections, M. O. LACKEY. MGR., P. W. PHILLIPS and CO ?ihnc RANSONE HARDWARE CO, WEST OUEEN STREET. HAMPTON. ' Opposite Queen Street Baptist Church, Full lines Hardware, Paints, Brushes. Glass, Tinware, Crockery. Stoves, Farming Implements, Ac. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF CHINAWARE, AT COST O . f o Our Increasing Hradware business demanding more room for Jg Hardware. * o ? Ransone Hardware Co., Z 185 & 18 5\ W. Queen St., Hamptm, Va. MONDAY SALE 12 1 2c. Voile Sale Price 6c. yd. Sale Commences: at 9 o'clock 8 AND 10 W. QUEEN ST., HAMPTON, VA. Call and be convinced that this in Hie place ? buy cheap Millinery? ? cheap in price, but not cheap In quality. Up-to-date patterns copied from [imported patterns and New York styles. Call and select your EASTER HAT. We can save you money. MRS. I. M. STACEY NO. 39 EAST QUEEN STREET. HUDGIN8 BLOCK. Office Phone 16fi. Residence Phone 340, BOX 189 WE SELL AND INSTALL ELECTRIC MOTORS All sizes and kinds?for any kind of work, . S. J. WATSON, NO. 6 KING GT. HAMPTON. ? Are yuu llilukiug ut buying ??>, home, or have yuu time lo uiaUe money on au Investment? If so. it. will pay you to call and sco uiy list of properties, either us an investment or a desirable home in-auy locality you desire. Sev? eral very desirable dwelliugtl on Hampton river. One 10-foom dwell? ing, all modern conveniences, flue lot fronting oh the water 1150 feet, shade and fruit trees. $0,000. much lean than buildings" cost a. few years age. St room dwelling, comparatively new. pu the water. 11-2 aero lot. youug orch? ard and shade trees. $3.800. Iiouso couuld not bo built for what wo ask for the entire property. Another 8 room dwelling on the water,-excellent condition, flue lot. price $3,000. Two very desirable lots on tho water 5Ux 150. will sell on easy terms, $550 each. Bargains in any location in city or county. W. E, tf&wscm No. 18 N. King St. Hampton. Vs. ?3 Iff You M Only Knew As we know the re? markable results ob? tained by tlie iwo of Baughs ife Aliens; f er t i ?zers. Y o u would buy 110 other. We handle all kinds ior diirereut crops. J. W. Rowe Co. ^ Hampton ? ? ? Virginia Now Is your chance to get an up-tc date Suit made to order at tho most, reasonable prices?from $15 to $40 per suit. Pants from $4 to $10.. We liuve all tho latest fabrics and guarantee a perfect, lit. S. Marback Corner Court and Queen Street. We do repair Work. Cleaning and Pressing. MONUMENTS, HEAD STONES and STATUARY IN GRANITE AND MARBLE. Best quullty, material and workmanship at tho prices con? sistent with the quality of work. LAWSON & NEWTON 139 West Quieti Street, 'PHONI3, 191. HAMPTON, V?. Lots 30x145 Victoria Avenue, neat La Salle, $250. 30x145 Brwlii Street, $150. 25x145 Moore Street. $100. Also lots in Hampton and Phoebus; all ou small monthly payments. Rent Two Victoria Avenue dwellings? modern In every respect, $30.00 aud $35.00. Cottages at. Buckroe Beach; G room house near C.& O. depot. $10. ? 6-room house, Jackson Street, $10. C-room house on Washington St.. $9. 4-ruom Hudglns Street. $(i.00. . J. ML Gumming Real Estate, Rental and Kirc Insurance. 18 S. King St., Hampton. 10 N. Mellen St., Phocfoiis. A small "Ad" read by a largo num? ber of peonle is better than a large, ono read by a few, Prosa waut ads ore read by moBt all ths people.