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MRS. PHOEBUS DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Surrounded by Her Children, Ex? cept Two Sons, She Passes Away at Home, Hoseland. LIVED HERE EVER SINGE THE WAR Widow of the Founder of Hygeia Hotel Succumbs to a Complication of Diseases?Funeral Arrangements "Not Made as Yet?Body to be Laid at Rest in St. John's. Mrs. Annie J. Phoebus, widow of Harrison Phoebus, founder of the famous Hygeia hotel, and a woman widely known throughout the lower end of the Virginia peninsula, died in tier residence, Roseland, on Phoebus bay at 8:20 o'clock last evening. The announcement or the death of Mrs. Phoebus will not come as a surprise to her wide circle of ac? quaintances as for the last three weeks she has been considered hope? lessly 111. A complication of Blight's and heart diseases was the cauao of death. Two Sons on Way Home. The arrangements for the funeral ??services had not been perfected last night. Ii Is hardly probable that the final hour of the obsequies will be determined upon until the arrival of "Messrs. Samuel S. Phoebus and Krank M. Phoebus from Atlantic City. They were apprised of the <leath of their mother last night ami are expected here today. The fu? neral will be from St. John's church and the burial will be made in the Phoebus lot in St. John's cemetery. Born in New York. Mrs. Phoebus, who was Miss An? nie Stevens before her marriage, was1 born in -New York city on January1 31, 183!) and was therefore f>7 years old. She was married to Mr. Harri? son Phoebus, in Baltimore on May 11, 1864. and came to Fort LMonroc: with her husband two ycais later. Since that time Mrs. Phoebus had made her home here. For many years she lived with her family at the Hygeia hotel, but a few years ago removed to her handsome resi? dence on Phoebii3 bay. Mrs. Phoebus was noted for her charitableness and was beloved by those who knew her. She was a communicant of the Episcopal church. Her Children. Mrs. Phoebus is survived by three sons and three daughters. Mr. Charles M. Phoebus, of Baltimore; Messrs. Samuel S. Phoebus and Frnnk M. Phoebus, of Atlantic City; Mrs. G. K. Vandersllce, wife of Dr. George K. Vanderslice, (Mrs. Robert Davis, of Schuflield, Ala., and Miss Elsie Phoebus. All of her children were at her bedside when she died but Messrs. Samuel and Frank, both of whom are engaged in the hotel business in Atlantic City. *." Tr.<- In<crc?< on (Ite I.ona. ; TTsve you ever been to a wealthy acquaintance when you were rather hard pressed," Inquired one of two, "and Intlmntcd that a small loan, $50 or $100, would help you along amaz? ingly r His friend shook bis bead. "Then don't go," continued the first speaker. "Co without; let your beard grow and your trousers fray; wear a rusty collar on your overcoat; imagine that you're getting too stoat and per Buade yourself that one menl a day Is better for you than three; pinch, deny c yourself, starve, If you must, but don't borrow. Not that you'll always be re? fused or put off, becnuse you won't but you'll be lectured, wblcb is a thou? sand times worse. "When you approach one of tliesa j fellows for money It's his Inning. He1 may bo pretty loose morally himself, but you'd think, to bear him talk, that he'd been the menu9 of bringing Jona? than Edwards to grace. Ills Intimate knowledge of you and every blessed one of your shortcomings la something wonderful and startling. He doesn't omit a single fault or defect, and his Interest In you puzzles you. He's that ?oleum and bis face is that long that be looks as If he might break down and ery at any minute. Before he's half through you're feeling in your pockets to see if you can't lend money to b'.m. "And the aurpvlshig thing about it ie that he bos you right. He draws a per? fect likeness. You wonder who told b!m. Summed up, you're Improvident. Xou snsyectcd as much. In the end yon may get It, but you're earned It?and two of three thousand boal dee,"--Provi? dence Journal, _... iTI?PS TO GHOSTLAND HAUNTED HOUSES INVESTIGATED BY LOMBflOSO. 1 ('archie Phenomena Which Prored to lie neyonil .Solution by Any of the Known I.nnn of I'liyalrnl Sci? ence?A Poaalcil Phyatelat, Professor Lombroso, the Itallaa phys? icist, contributed to the Amiiiles Ues Sciences Payclibplps It it account of two psychic phenomena which he Investi? gated purely in the Interests of mate? rial science. The article Is entitled ?'Haunted Houses Which 1 Have Stud led," und the professor confessed that ho set?about his Investigations with nothing to lie desired lu the complete? ness of his skepticism. The phenomena In question, how? ever, proved to be beyond solution by any known laws of physical science. Frankly, the great crtmlnologlst ad? mitted that for the first time lu his life he was in the presence of the In? tangible und that he was worsted In his attempt to grapple with the unsub? stantial. "I was asked In November, 1000, to investigate some strange occurrences Which bad taken place at the house of Slgiior Pnvnrluo by wny of Fesentorl, Turin. One phenomenon I was asked to explain was the mysterious over? turning of cups and Jugs, -which were precipitated to the ground by some unseen agency. "Those occurrences wore accompa? nied by loud koncklngs on the walls and the pulling of bells In various parts of the house. The youngest daughter was awakened on several oc? casions by blows aimed at her by some unseen hand, und her hotly on exami? nation was found to be covered with bruises, the result of severe plnchings. Her sister, who slept In the same bed. felt nothing and was not disturbed In any way. "The clash of rapiers was hoard In the house at another time, accompa? nied by cries of anger ami groans of anguish. Lights were also seen pnss-1 lug to and fro lu unllghted rooms. An Alpine hat was continually moving about the room, and even when It was deliberately nailed to a chair an Invis? ible hand precipitated It to the ground. All these mysterious happenings went on for eight months, nntl in regard to them I look the evidence of reliable persons, who testified that they had been eyewitnesses of the phenomena. Even when the bell ropes were removed from the bells die tinkling continued at all hours of the day mid night. "The scene changed to a bouse In the next street, by way of Hnvn, adjoining by way of Pesentort, where the news? papers of Turin began to chronicle mys? terious occurrences of almost n similar nature to these which occurred lu by wny of PcscijtorJ, cups and saucers, pans and kettles being Juggled about by an unseen agency find causing at the time ll most infernal row. "In particular, one circumstance was most noteworthy. In the cellar, tilled with full und empty bottles, much loss to the proprietor was caused by the smashing of the flasks by some unseen ha nil, but with every trace of method ami willfulness In the wny In which lite breakage occurred. On my entrance Into the cellar 1 lighted five candles, thinking that a supernatural spirit would nvoid the light. On the con? trary, I saw three empty bottles roll! about us If pushed by a finger nntl break close by me. I mnde every pos? sible investigation to discover a hidden trick, but to no avail. Several bottles were taken up in the air as If lifted by the baud anil dashed to the ground. ' The wife of the proprietor left nbout that time for a visit to her father's. While she was away the occurrences ceased, only to break out again Imme dlnfcly on her return by wny of Ba y a . The waiter of the house was then re inovcd, and the occurrences censed al? together, leaving It to be supposed, since no other hypothesis Is probable, that he was the medium through which the phenomena were rendered possible. "In May. 1003, I was asked to Inves? tigate another mysterious affair which happened In the family of a printer named Mlgnotti, also In Turlu. It was noticed that when one of bis children, n little boy, wcut to bod at night loud knot-kings begnp to bo beard on the wall next to which ho lay. A doctor, the police and myself were called In. We examined the walls and the rooms with great care. "As soon as the boy was placed in bis bed the knocking began. It was evidently conducted In an Intelligent manner, and it was possible to estab? lish some sort of communication. It was only, however, when the boy lay awake that the phenomenon occurred. As soon as he went to sleep the knock? ing became very vague and Indistinct, lie was clearly the Immediate cause, though beyond a high fever, when the phenomenon was most frequent, be wn l?i other respects a normal child. J s(ate these facts clearly and abso | lutely as I witnessed tbem aud confess my total Inability to explain them."? Public Opinion. IJapnneae l.acqner. Japanese lacquer is a very curious substance. A simple tree sap. like maple dap. It Is, yet whou applied to wood or metal quite Indestructible. A coat of lacquer Is proof against alco? hol, against boiling water, ngnlnst nl I most all known agents. The lacquer treo of Japan Is very large. It Is nl | ways cut down nt the ago of forty years, as thereafter It begins to dry up. Each tree yields on Its demolition nbout six barrels of lacquer sap. The IJapanese arc very careful not to let foreigners Into the secrets of lacquer? ing. _. GRITTENQEN PLAYERS Hampton Baseball Players Put up Great Game and the Score Tells the Story. BALMER PITCHES III FINE FORM Newport News Men Strengthen the Club From Across the River, but Even With Outside Aid the Visit? ors Fail to Pas? the Plate More Than Once. In a six Inning game on the Na? tional Soldiers' Homo dlumoml yes? terday afternoon the Hampton Ath? letics defeated the Crlttondeh bnso ball nine, 7 to 1. A passed ball by Fuller, of Mio Athletics, gave the visitors their only tally. Rainier was In the box for the lo? cals und bis work was effective. Ho struck out 12 men In the six in? nings and allowed but three scatter? ed hits. The entire Athletic nine put up fast bull and played with n snap that would have done credit to State leaguers. Crlttcnden was strengthened by Jttnfe Davis, and two other players of Newport News, while Smith, of Phoebus, was in the box for the Nansemond folks. Smith put up n clever game. 'He struck out six men, bill the Athletics found him six limes for good, safe hits. At the end of tho first half or the seventh Inning rain came up and the contest was brought to ail abrupt ending on that account. THE LOVERS' CANDLES. I 4a OlA Coartnlilp Cvatom That Stilt iTfroll? In PnlnnU. . A quaint old superstition is to thl? lay held In Poland to the effect thai two lighted cniulles set afloat on tbt river by two lovers will by their cob ?uet forct'<!: If the course of true lov* will run smooth or otherwise. The "lovers* candles" nre inunched at u very pretty water fete tbnt take* place every summer on tbnt part of the Vistula which runs through Poland. Xt commences at sunset. Th? river Is thronged with a procession ?f little boats containing masked ladles nnd gentlemen. Each person carries two wreaths nml two cnudles, the latter representing the person carrying" them and the object of bis or her affections They are lighted, fixed firmly In the center of the wreaths and laid side by Ilde In the wnter. Should they float down the river close togclher It is a sign that their lives should be united Should they drift nwny from each oth? er It Is n sign that the lovers will bi parted, nml should they only drift asunder for a little wny nnd farther on come together again It Is a sign that the loved ones will only be parted foi a ttmo nnd nil come right In the end There Is much method nnd order about the arrangement of this procession. The boats glide along In rows, so many abreast, nnd nfter the first r?w have proved their wreaths they movo away to the sides and tho others como tar ward in succession. The river is wet Illuminated, and a large concourse of people assembles be watch the pro? ceedlngs. The scene Is a charming one end reminds o?? more of 'alryland than of anything else. Tae K1onr*d Inch. tm California the miner's inch Is the Sow of about 8,799 gallons of wate? per minute. Pi fry miner** Incbes are equivalent to one cubic foot per tec end. The most common measurement Is under a mean pressure of forat Inches, through an aperture two Inches blgh and two inches above tho bottom of the box, tbe plank being one and s quarter Incbes thick and tbe height of water above the aperture three In che?, firing a mean pressure of four Inchest Each wenre Inch of ,tte aperture rep? resents one miner's Inch, or about Ut cubic feet Sow per mteutev-llsjrweilw Talisman. AUCTION SALE VALUABLE FARM AND FARM IMPLEMENTS. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29th, 1906. I will offer for sale at Public Unc? tion nn th?> above date, commencing at 10 A. if., the Farming Implements on the farm of Mr. L-. Sheetz, on Back River Road, near the town of Hampton, Va. Immediately after the sale of Im? plements I will offer at Pub'ic Auc? tion that desirable Farm, containing 165 acres, with good eleven room dwelling, belonging to Mr. L. Shoot/., located near tbe town of Humpnn, Va. This is a most desirable prop? erty. L. SHEETZ, Owner. M. O. LACKEY. Auctioneer. 8-o.Su.W.F to 29 ORIENTAL FRUIT BATS thpf Heuernd Upon ' Orrhnrda With lict nmntliiH Purr. Tho hl? oriental frtill bats, or flying foxes, so familiar In India, Ceylon nnd the Malayan region. feed on nil sortu of soft frtiltH except nehl ones, auch nn oranges; are especially fond of tlgi and gunvaa and are a destructive pesl to orchards und gnrdens. In soind parts of .lava, for example, no delicate fruit enn he mined except hy protect? ing the trees with nets and lighting off the nightly forays of hands of kahiugs. They live nnd travel In vast compa? nies, roosting by day on chosen trees, where ihey hang by one bind leg, euch protected from the sun's glare nnd from rain In the closely wrapped man? tle of Its wings, and large branches fre? quently break under tho weight. At sunset they fly nway to their feeding grounds, scattering over n wide nren. Where a fig tree or hnuann thicket attracts n crowd the roughest fighting beginn over coveted plunder, each one screaming, clawing, biting nnd strug? gling to seize something and ,got nway to a secure retreat to enjoy It. Them lie hangs by one font, and, grasping thn fruit ho has secured In thn claws nnd opposablo thumb of the other, be hasti? ly reduces It to lumps, with which ho stuffs his cheek pouches until they be? come distended tike those of n monkey. Later he chews and swallowa this food nt leisure. At dawn nil return to their roosts nnd, says Tlckell, "hook thomselves along ttio branches, scrambling about hand over band with some speed, bit? ing each other severely, striking out with tho long clnws of tho thumb, shrinking nnd cackling without Inter? mission." No doubt thr-so squabbles nro ren? dered more violent by the disgrace? fully dissipated habits In which the bats Indulge during their nocturnnl expeditions, for, nccordlng to Frnn cls Dny and other observers, "they often pnss the night drinking the tod? dy from the ehnttlcs In the cocoanut trees, which results either In their re? turning home In the early morning In a state of extreme nnd riotous Intox? ication or In being found the next day nt the foot of the trees, sleeping off tbe effects of their midnight debnuch." ?Kniest Ingersoll's "Life of Mam? mals." SOME FIRST OCCASIONS. The first luclfcr match was struck I in 1834. Tbe first steamer built In England appeared In 1815. It wns In 1505 tbnt tho first blnck lend pencil wns sharpened. During tho reign of Edward tbe Con? fessor of Kuglnml tbe prnctlce of em? ploying surnames began. Lord Avebury, other wise Sir John Lubbeck, was the first person In Eng? land to have bis photograph tnken. i The first ship was brought from Egypt to Greece by Dannus In 1485 IL C. The first double decked ship wns built by Tyrlnus, 780 P.. C. The first woolen cloth made in Eug land wns manufactured about 1330,] though It. wns not dyed nnd dressed by' (be English until 10(17. The first record of conl In nbout 300 years before tbe Chrlstlnn orn. Conl wan used ns fuel in Europe ns early ns 852. T - ? 1 Old papers for sale?10c hundrol. Apply at Dally Press Office. -_-1 BOAT FOR SALE ?HEAP Good Lap Streak Beat Apply to Arthur Lee 65 Carey Street, Hampton. Va. Wines and Liquors I belong to the lost tribe that stray? ed away from Dublin before Moses, sailed on the Red Sea. I'm a price cutter. I'm a money-maker; I'm the ono that sells all straight Whiskies; retail at wholesale prices. The follow? ing high grade 10c whiskies, I sell for 6c a drink: Paul Jones, Pure Ryo Sherwood Rye Whiskey, Carroll Springs, pure Maryland Rye Whiskey, Overholt Rye Whiskey, Pnrkwood Rye Whiskey. All of the above named whiskies 1 strictly high-grade; match my prices If you dare, beat me if you can. Whiskey, in bulk at following prices: Old Nick pure Rye. 1-2 pt. 25c; gal-. Ion . 14.00 Leonard's Favorite. 1-2 pt. 20c; gal? lon .$3.00 Hunter's Baltimore Rye, 1-2 pt. 25c;, gallon .94.00 Maryland Club, 1-2 pt. 25c; gal Ion .$4.00 Paul Jones Pure Rye, 1-2 pt. ?0c, gallon .$2.75 Carrol] Springs, gallon.$2.50 XXXX Baker Rye. gallon_$2.50 Star A Rye, gallon .$2.00. Mosa Rose, gallon . $2.00 Lerkwood pure Rye. gn'lcn .. $2.00 Jefferson pure Rye, gallon ... $1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gsllon ... $1.40 Double Stamp Gin, gaPjn .... $2.00 The following brands of California Wines, Port Sherry, Catnwbr.. Claret Blackberry at 25c per qt; per gal 75c Pride of North Carolina. 4 jeara old: gallon .$2.00 Kummelll, per gallon .$2.00 N. Leonard's BARREL and BOTTLE HOUSE 61? and 18 MELLEN f>T?' Phoebus, Va. 'Phone 223, NT-Continued. % 20 Par Cant Off! $3.HO Hoywood Ox- ^O'Qfl fords .$??OU $4.f 0 Hoywood Ox- 'Ofl r<.rdH.t- ?wifcw $3^00 La France Ox- ^2 /JQ G. L. CROCKETT & CO,, HAMPTON, VA. FOR SALE. ,We havo two niece homoB Rlvorvlow. centrally located, whlbh can lio Had rcusouuhly. If you era thinking of buying a borne in this Bectlori, cull to aeo mo. I can noil you two lota?Noh. 11 and 12 In block 10. nivervlew, for |200.On. A bargain. 1 can hoII you a good Bevonroom. Iwostory dwelling and lot on Victoria Avouuo. for $1,060.00. If you wunt n good borne, thla <s your chance. I have uIho n good, plx-ronm, two-eiory dwelling on Chanel street, that ran be bad for $1.200 on easy paytuento. A chance to get n good homo easily. ? RGiNTS. 33 Buyley Street, 5 roomn.$8.00 House Street, 7 rooniB..?9.00 321? Center Street 11 rooms; modern Improveineuto.$18.00 114 Mullory street, 8 rooms.912,00 1) AriuIwleinl Avoiiue, 4 rooms.$5.00 430 Holt Street. ? rooms..?7.00 220 Holt Street, 5 rooiUB.$0.00 2C0 Chnpul Street, 7 rooms.$10.bo GEO. W. PHILLIPS Roal Eetate, Rentals, Loans, and Ptre Insurance. General Auction? eer and Notary Public, 9 and 11 North King Street ? Hampton, Va. Pjtione 60. g?-oTnrrroTrrb"bT^^ o b "b bwb vvtvv s o"oifo^"Winnnr Have you seen GHEYNE'B window display of SEPIA FOTOQRAPH.Sf \ During the month* of July and August you can get one dozen of them for $3.00. CHEYNE'S STUDIO Went Queen St., Hampton, kJULPJULOJLPJULffJ^ 9 a.M.PJJUUULPJLP^^ REAL ESTATE Wim Street Ba*gaia! For a quiok sale, I am in position to offer for sale at a reasonable price, a desirable home ou Wine street. Six-room dwelling and one of the most desirable lots on the street. ?ee me at one:;. ?ET OUR F?RB GATALQ8UE! M, O. LACKEY, MGR. P. W. Phillips <&? Co REAU RtTATK, RSNTt, LOANS, 14 ?\ King St INSURANCE. Hampton. Four Lots FOR SALE on old car line, near La Salle Avenue, 30x145 feet, each for $250 ?$10 cash and $5 a month. Lota ou Erwin Street. $125.00. Lots on Moore Street. $100.00. House and lot near La Salle' Avenue for $1.000?$10 cash and $10 a month to responsible party. HOU8EB FOR RENT?In Hamp? ton and Phoebus, from $15.00 to $35.00, i t i ? Wir f lames M. dimming 18 South King Street, Hampton Woolen Goods By The Yard. We have a splendid line of. woolens we are now offering at half price. If you want us -we'll make yon a tailored suit at the price of an lll-fttting store bought one. See na at once. S. Marbach The ??rttmore Merchant Tailor, Cor. King fend Court fitreeia, HAMPTON, VA. Vu Ott *J for aon.tor.l dlnrhitiM,ln?tmm?tloBI, lrriMU.ni or ulvn.UaM of ma tool ??mot?n?i. T>unton, on4 not Mtrin. t?nt or veltonoSH. ??l (3 bj Uir?rsS?t*. er Mnt In kuts wt?W**i ?1.00. or?" niKo'.r n tum WT.ppw. hi, pr?r?t<i. <or Old papere lor sale at the Dally Press office at 10 cents ipv hundrai. TUTORING Tutoring In Latin. Mathematics, French, etc., during the summer. For. particulars, fcddrtyfa ., MSS "A." Box 08." ; I -: 'il_. Hampton, y*.