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h/n mmm 10 poe President Roosevelt Writes Letter Commending the Plan. RICHMOND HUSTLING FOR MONEY One Body of the Councils Has Ap? propriated $5.000 Provided That a Like Sum is Raised by the Citizens of Capital City. (By Associated Press.? RICHMOND, VA.. Dec, 8.?-Charles Marshall Graves who hns been large? ly Instrumental in the matter, of the proposed monument to the memory of Edgar Allan Poe. is today in receipt of the following communication from President Roosevelt commending the laudable undertaking: "White House. Washington, D. C. Dec. V, 190G'. "My Dear Mr. Graves: "I earnestly wish you success in your efforts to secure a monument to Edgar Allan Poe. Many people con? sider him the greatest literary genius this country has ever produced. He certainly stands among the three or four greatest. I heartily wish you well in your endeavor to raise a me? morial to such a man. Sincerely. "Yours. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." Colonel Joseph E. Willard. former Lieutenant Governor, of the state and reputed to he the richest man in the south, is president of tin? Poe Monu? ment association. Tin? council's com? mittee has recommended and one body of the councils have appropriat? ed $5,000 for the purpose, provided an additional rive thousand can he raised on the outside. The associa? tion Is now at work collecting funds. There is scarcely any doubt but that the appropriation will be made. The There's a Great Satisfaction $ in Selling the Best Clothing because we can stand back of every garment we sell and con? scientiously recommend it to the man who honors ns with his patronage and confidence. By the way. have you seen those great values we're featur? ing In 0V6RC0ATS AT $12.50 and $15.00 Best Boys' Suits and Overcoats in town at most reasonable prices. Suits from $2.00 to $7.50 Overcoats from $3.50 to $W.OO Bring the boy in and let's fit him out?guarantee you a sav? ing of from $1.00 to $3.00 on every purchase. FRANKEL & EISENMAN, Complete Outfitters. 86 WEST QUEEN 8TREET. WTON SECTK Boyenton & Co. Bankers Receive deposits from one dollar upwards and pay 4 per ceat. interest. BOYENTON & CO., BANKERS Ntxt Masonic Temple. 'Phons 653. Hampton, Va. inouumenl Is to be erected in this cltyr There is now not a monument to the memory of Poc In the world. PEANUT WAREHOUSE BURNED TO THE GROUND W. P. Wilson Meets With Heavy Losses at Ferguson's Wharf on Upper James River. News reached Hampton yesterday of a Are which destroyed Hie largo storehouse, peanut warehouse and several outbuildings belonging to Mr, W. P. Wilson at Ferguson'j Wharf, on upper .lames river. The lire occurred early yesterday morning and is supposed to have had iis origin from a defective Hue. From the meager Information re-j eel veil here it Is understood that the loss to Mr. Wilson will probably reach $10,000. He carried an in? surance of $5,000. Itesides the build? ings, the slock of goods in the store house and several hundred bushels of peanuts were said to have been consumed. Mr. Wilson ls well knowr in [Newport News, and being the senior member of tin? firm of Wilson & Hunnlcutt. HAMPTON FIREMEN'S FAIR HAS CLOSED It is Thought the Ladies Will Rea? lize About $1,200 From Their Efforts. The Hnmpton firemen's fair, which has been In progress In Armory hall for a week, closed last night. While the exact returns are not all In it is the opinion of the committoo iu charge that the firemen will clear about $1,200 from the fair. 1 ast night the time was devoted to niictlLnliig off many of the val? uable articles left over anil the bid? ding was sharp an<] interesting at tinier. In the several contests, Mr. T. A. Murray won the handsome gun, ('apt. Charles Hewins I lie ladies' watch and Mr. W. H. Reil the gentlemen's watch. The committee on arrangements is more than gratified at the man-' ner in which the business men re-1 sponded with donations, and feel i very grateful to those who assisted them in making the fair the success] it has been. PERSONAL NOTES. The Coming and Going of People You Know. Miss Mamie Stillwell, who has been visiting the Rev. and Mrs. 13. Feu? illeton Jones, in Academy st.reet. will return this evening to her home iu Savannah, Ga. Mr. J. A. Rapcport, of Philadel? phia, is the guest of his brother, Mr, William H. Rapeport, in West Queen street. Mr. Lawrence Boyham w-.io has been connected with Ransom; Hard? ware Company., for a year or so, has given up Ills position to open a restaurant in Phoebus. His place will be filled by Mr. Jerry Moore, a young man, well known among the people of York and Elizabeth City counties where he has a large number of relatives and friends. Arrested for Fighting. James Taylor, alias "Tingo," and Charles Bailey, both colored were nrested by Officer Ix-slie Curtis last night on the charge of fighting iu the streets. FORT MAY0N BREAKWATER SINKS TO LEVEL OF SEA Giving Away of the Land Was Caus? ed by an Underground Current from Ocean. fRy Associated Press.) RALEIGH. N. C. Dec. 8.?In forty minutes yesterday afternoon the breakwater at Fort Mayen Life saving station sank from an elevation of three feet above high water to a depth or fifty feet. The long pier in front of the "station sank until it rest? ed on the water. The protecting bank crumbled away and cracks were made In the hills adjoining the beach. The giving away of the land is attributed to an underground current from the ocean setting against the point In front of Fort Mayon. which is at the entrance of Beaufort harbor, North Carolina. No question about it. "Wasoo" Flour makes whiter and sweeter bread, rolls nnd biscuits. Insist on getting "Waseo." ll-20-tf. Try Hull's Little Liver Pills for bll llousness. constipation and torpid liver. 40 doses. 10c. A splendid after dinner pill. 9-9-su-tf. DAUGHTERS MEET TUESDAY. Old Dominion Dragoons Chapter to Wind Up Business of the Year. The Old Dominion Dragoons Chap? ter, Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet In regular session in tin' Prog chili room on Tuesday after? noon ai 3:30 o'clock. Considerable important business will he taken up as this is the last meeting or Ihu year. II is desired that every mem? ber be present. Mr. Hubbard to Address the Men. Th . Revo It. C. Hubbard. of New? port News, will be the speaker at the men's meeting in the Hampton Young Men's Christian Association ibis evening. Will Elect Officers. Wytho Council. Royal Arcanum, will hohl its annual election of of nccrs tomorrow evening, as will al? so Wyoming Tribe of lied Men. For a sweei. wholesome biscuit, roll or loaf of bread, use "Wasen" Flour. 11-20-tf. A Big Cigar utter. Old Bay Line Invlnolbles, a mild Havana, 10 Cents cigar, sold at the Hull Cut Bate Drug Store for f> cents straight. Saturdays only. 11-17-Sats-tf Fresh Hyacinths, Etc. Just received a tresti supply of hya? cinth, tulip, narcissus, jonquil and ChlneBO lily bulbs. GEORGT H. WOOD. Phone. 486. 9-26-tf. NOTICE. On and after Monday. December 1 HUh. the price of milk will he in cents per quart and :tn cents per gallon. SHERWOOD FARM DAIRY 11. W. STANTON. C. \V. SINCLAIR. C. C. HAUWOOD. DIXIE LEE. 12-9-2t-BU & tu. You Get the Right g Fit if You Buy You Suit -FROM * mniiiinwii| The Baltimore Tailor. We never put out a shoddy suit and the fit Is always per? fect In every detail. Give us your repair work, cleaning and dyeing. Corner Court and Queen Sts. 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 one that sells all straight Whiskies retail ar. wholesale prices. The fol? lowing high grade 10c Whiskies I sell for 5c. a drink: Paul Jones. Pure Rye, Sherwood Rye Whiskey, Carroll Springs, pure Maryland Rye Whiskey, Overbold Rye whiskey, Parkwood Rye Whiskey. All of the above nam?:d Whiskies are strictly high grade; watch my prices If you dare, beat me if you can. Whiskey In bulk at following prices Old Nick Pure Rye. 1-2 pt, 25c; i gallon .$4.00 Leonard'? Favorite, 1-2 pt., 20c; gallon . 3.00 Hunter's Baltimore Rye, 1-2 pt., ' 25c: gallon . 4.C0 Maryland Club, 1-2 pt? 25c gal? lon. 4.00 Paul Jones Pure Rye, 1-2 pt., 20c; gallon . 2.75 Carroll Springs, gallon . 2.50 XXXXBaker Rye. gallon .2.50 Star A, Rye, gallon . 2.00 Moss Rose, gallon . 2.00 I^arkwood Pure Raye, gallon .. 2.00 Jefferson Ptiro Rye, gallon . 1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon . 1.40 Double Stamp Gin, gallon. 2.00 The following brands of Califor? nia Wines, Port, Sherry, Catawba Claret, Blackberry at 25c per qt., per gallon, 75c. Pride of North Car? olina, 4 years old, gallon. 2.00 Kummeill, per gallon . 2.00 N. LEONARD'S Barrel and Bottle House. 16 AND 18 MELLEN 8T.. Phoebus, Va. 'Phons, 228. , Pages 9 to 13. HAMPTON'S BEST STORE, To Christmas Shoppers Please buy your presents early?early in the <lay and early in the season. That will be the biggest gift of the Holidays?to the worueis behind the counters, llesides the assortments are more complete and selections can be made easier. [lore is mention of a few of (he useful sorts of presents that are hound to bo appreciated. Fine Furs This is n store with no hobby, ox copl to excel)- anil you will sav wo do uxeoll at Kur Boiling. ()nr assortment is superb mi'l you will rind the prices mo-d modern le. Whether for per? sonal use or to glvo a.-; Christ mas present. von will find nr." Kurs satIsfylllg. $198 to $50.00 Christmas Shoes Klrsl, the stylish, sturdy, good Shoes you want to do your shop pint; In, ami, then (he thlnns that have real Christmas sig? nificance. No mutter what your need? you will rind It to your advantage to he supplied. "NOTE:?If you are not certain of ilie size, we will cheerfully chnngu the shoe after Christmas. Xmas Jewelry Everything in tills department Is neat, refined: even to the most Inexpensive trinket. The stund aid oi' quality h?re I? IiIkIi most of the articles are put up in neat Individual Holly boxes, that make the present doubly at? tractive. There are Brooches. Hal Pins, Combs, single and In sets. 50c to $1.00 Handkerchiefs t Presents for Men Scud the S & K. kind. The Ideal gift, whatever the price paid for ii Ik Homethlug which Is best of Us Kind 'bat money can buy. Kor this reason S. & K. Hand kerchiefs nru the best suggestion If you want to spend only a mod? erate sum. We are showing llandkorchlotB from 5c to 87 50 Space tails: a piece. hep- but fur a few do Children's Handkerchiefs, put up <i In novel box. representing tele phonos, clocks, tnmks, droHB suit cases. CO? etc . UUO Ladies Initial I landkcrchiefs, six in an attractive box . 75c Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs, i>r rille BllOOr linen, Willi corded ?hecks In center, ti 01 OP fur $1.2! .Men's initial Handkerchiefs, put ti11 ii In a ornamental box. for 76c, $1.00, $1.20 and $1.D0 the box. Ladies Embroidered and I.ace od go Handkerchiefs; some 20il styles to select from; the best II1-? value ever offered . I L. L? Pure Linen Embroidered lland kendllers, with neat hem- *}C? stitched borders . CO It Men's Pure Linen Hemstitched Handkerchiefs; II. 1-2. and 3-4 in hems . I UO Military UrilfthOB, with solid backs of rosewood, olive wootl und plnlu or mounted Ebony, 75c to $5. pair Shaving sets In nickel, porcelain, and gilt, or silvered, 50c to $5. llalr ni'UBhes, with solid hacks of rosewood, ebony and ollvuwood, 5oc to $3. Comb, Uritsh and Mirror Sets, with porcelain backs, gilt or sterling silver mountings, 98c to ?10. Imported Pipe Hacks and Smok? ers' Sets, beautiful ornaments' for a batcholor's den. SALE OF FLOSS CUSHIONS Hundreds intend to give pillows. No matter how pretty (he ctisl)-. ion you bought, or how long und painstaking you worked, It will likely loose In llllmctlVoneBB if I be pillow Is of poor quality. These are of the best: 20x20 Inch . .'19c :'i!x'J2 Inch . 48o 24x24 Inch . GOO $1.25 'Black Taffeta Silk, $1.,00. ?> llO-lnchoH wide, guaranteed to wear It Is flue quality, extra heavy mid very brilliant. Our regulat^ $l.2.">. 'Iherd Is u clour 25c u yard to yoDT 'man HENTOR UNDERWEAR -FOR Ladies1, Misses* and Children Our Underwear Depart? ment is Blocked with Mentor Underwear, for Ladles , Misses', and Cliil rlron. if you have never used It, call and see us. We consider Mon lor Underwear the best made. Thai Is why wo Hell it, and have sold more (111:) season than ever before. We Sell Mentor Underwear RANSONE BROTHERS 8 and 10 West Queen Street - Hampton, Va. w0 Monuments! Gravestones I In the forelga and domestic granite l and marbles. Meat workmanship and stock a< reasonable prices. See us b?f<" ? placing orders. LWVSON & NEWTON 'Phon. 101. Ht>4U>tO* Vt> Your Christmas .Fruit Cake Should he the most attractive feature of the Christmas din? ner. We are tailing orders now for Fruit Cakes mid you had better let un have yours to? day. Then, remember that we ore going to have the best display of Christmas candies, cakes aud pies on tho market. You want good brend. Then give us your order. The Hampton Bait ery R. J. TRAYLOR. Prop. Corner Hope and West Queen streets, Hampton, Va. FOR A Christmas Present Nothing lfl more- ap? preciated than a nleo porl rait. One dozen will make twoive friends happy. Can you think of any? thing more appropriate am) just think of t'.ie Hinnll coat. Now don't wait until the lar.t week in this month and expect to get them for Christmas. Come in this week, and Cheyne will do the rest. I have a choice Hue of beautiful views of the Sapphire country. North Carolina, tinted In water colors. Prices only tlOc and ?5c each. Charming Christmas presents. FOR SALE One shed building 16x32 ft.; tin roof; all material new. Cheap for cash l. r. hobes, '^hen < 98. Hampton. Va. < HICKS' CAPUDINB IMMKMXntLY CUBBS . READACRES Brcskt Up COLICS In 6 to 1S Hours ' STrkifttUtU; At One Sun? .>'