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SOLDIERS' HOME FLATS
Elizabeth B. Vance Had a Narrow Escape From Going Down in Gale at Virginia Capes. TWO OTHER B?S ABE PICKED BP The Three of Them Were Being Tow? ed in by the Tug Dixie. When the Gale Came Up?Barges Were Bound from Baltimore to Norfolk Laden With Coal. The large hargo. Elizabeth It Vance, bound from Baltimore to Nor? folk, and ladcued with coal, was beached on the Soldiers' Homo flats shortly after 10 o'clock yesterday morning and lnsl night was nearly un? der water. The Elizabeth R. Vance and two other barges, names unknown, were being towed in by the liig Dixie, when Iho heavy gab; struck them at the capes at ?! o'clock yesterday morning The barges became unruly and otli of them struck I ho Elizabeth R. Vance auiidship, atovlng a hole in h?r and causing the moorings to bronl from the oilier vessels. Realizing the danger of the situation the captain of the tug Dixie hurriedly towed tin Elizabeth it. Vance into Hampton Roads and succeeded In beaching her t -i the Soldiers' Home flats ' Tili eilier two barges were lofl to wrcstli with the pale and heavy seas. Later ihe ti!i;s Columbia and Prin eess found the two barges and towi ' them Into Hamilton Roads, arriving off Old Point shortly after in ::*.'? o'clock. It Is understood that nil three of Ihn hargi .?; were ladened with coni til though one report last night had II Hint one of the barges had a cargo <-f stone Owing to the heavy seas none of the crows of either of the barges came ashore. ''The lug Dixie remained along side lite Elizabeth R. Vance all day yes terday and was still with the distress? ed vessel last night. The crew of the Elizabeth R. Vance was reported as having cone aboard tin- tug Dixie shortly after the accident occurred. The storm of early yesterday morning, accoidiinr to watermen. wn? the severest gale that has struck these waters in a long time. Much damage is expected to he reported within a few days from the storm. It is ev nee led that Ihe two sound barges will he towed lo Norfolk to rtny, or they roav have possibly been towed in there ??ist night as order-; Were received ;)t Old Point directing the captains oi" the tugs lo bring the ha rites to Norfolk. The tug Columbia started for tb< ion Having de.nided l<> discontinue handling toyn after Christmas, wo will close out all our toys, dolls, carriages, wagons, fancy goods, at postively Less Than Cost Come in nnd ace us for you will positively get double value for your money. KAIZ'S, 45 C. Queen Street. I Go ds Dcl vertd Free Virginia capos at mlduighl lo moot the kineo, wlilcli lias a barge In tow. DIMINUTIVE NEGRO HAD CHICKEN UNDER EACH ARM Henry Johnson Failed to Turn Them Loose When Spied by n Phoebua Police Officer. Henry Johnson, a diminutive negro, wild claims to hail from North Caro* linn, was before Mayor L."P. Furness. in (he Phoohus police court, yester day morning to answer the charge of stealing chicken. He was held for lh" grand jury and committed to jail to await the next term of the Circuit Court. He nry Johnson. "Who is jn.-i . feel, eight inches tall, weighs 10(1 pounds, ami twenty-seven years old whs wending his way down a buck street in Phoebus, when one of the officer.; noticed him. Henry had a peculiar looking bundle under each of his arms. T--e officer investigated and was not surprised io find (hat Ihe bundles contained live chickens floury said lie got them in Hampton. I'll.- officer didn't believe the story. H was nfler :'. o'clock, so the officer trotted Henry and his chickens off to the Phoebus lock-up. Further inquiry on Ihe part of the officer elicited the information that Henry Johnson had called upon Ihe ben house of Isaac Smith and reliev? ed the roosts of two birds. INSECT SUPERSTITIONS. The Koran says till Hies shall perish with the exception of one, Ihe bee lly. Ii Is ivgiirded as a death warning In ? : rinany to hear a cricket's cry In the til!:'" Tha Tapuya Indians or South Ameri? ca ass,-it that the devil assumes the ihhp i of a lly. Tin? trrasrliappors are said to fore rani people In German}' of the visits :* sdrimge guests, r-? :' :r:!:rd< in the sixteenth ecu try III ?:':< t'::t spiders indicated the e ;Of gold wherever they were Although a sacred insect among the | iigypt Use beetle receives little no liee io folklore. It Is unlucky iu Eng ? iml to kill oae. 'lin- ancients believed that there was i close connection between bees hild ? the SOlil. An old Welsh tradition is that bees came from paradise, leaving the garden when man fell, but wish Hod's blessing. s.i Hint the wax is ncc essnry in the celebration of the mass. The Ctnck'a Tick. "Not all people." said the Jeweler, "like the ticking of n clock, ft Is a pleasant sound lo must people, but n it to all. Some p"ople. clock lovers these, couldn't sleep without a clock in the saute room. It; ticking I; company, ami it scares away the spooks. Such people would wake op If the clock ihoul l i i 'i> i.i the middle of the night! Lut tharo are oilier people who can't sieeri with a ? >?!; in the same room and who; if they found Ihanfselvcs In :\ frtKiugc place anywhere with a clock i:i their sleeping a part men I. would -.;.>;> the elo l eforo they went to bed Of course there is much or habit In this, hut we have our fancies about clocks, as we do about all things else." Cleveland Plain Denier. All Out of the Same It-.-.rrel. Throe Americans traveling In the French provinces liio?phl nt dinner i!':it lliey would go a lilile higher than the via ordinaire Included in their thro.> franc table tl'hote, and accord Ingly one ordered a imiiie of M?rgaus (he second ordered PpiUct Cimet nhd the third ordered Haut Urion. The wait or, suilal ly Impressed with these or dors, retired, bill ho incautiously as he r: tired loft the d )or o:tcu. and thus it Was lis t the three Stupefied guest heard him give their order In these' terms: "P.nptiste. three bottles of the red. Argonaut. Ontfmlfttie Condon (In in I :m. In spile of ail the compassion legit I mutely excited in his behalf, the Lon don street child seldom looks on him self as an u'.tjcct of pity. He has im i'.nfalllng luad of goad spirits, n well developed sense of humor an 1 n bound less ca|incity f ir netting enjoyment out of the most unpromising materials.? London Guardian. Uhoclciitnilooi:. "Is tli it all (ha work yon can d > !? a day';" listed the discontented <".:! plover. -Well, sah," answered Hra : : < IMn ley, "I S*|)03a I c mi I do r.i r, but never was much of n hand foil ohowln" OfT/V-Washington Star. .laut Well. George Washington bad just as nounced Ihat be cauldn'l loll a lie. "We!!." re -.lo-.nlel h!a ftitb?rtii i.'.gli fully, "aa Iwz ??? y'o'.l iv?'.v gold.: t marry a tvj '".v.- !' apldii'j i' > you good lfy:iu o i'il.i." - - >.'e v Vor!; Tl: r-x A Londoner of broad oxherienco and extended travel says that "in splonce of pfflco" is m ire pronounced In New York city than in any other city In the world. No question about It. "Wasoo" Flour makes whiter and sweeter bread, rolls and biscuits. Insist on getting "Waseo." 11-20-tf. Fresh Hyacinths, Etc. Just received a fresh supply of hyn clnih, tulip, narcissus, jonquil and Chinese lily bulbs. GEOROT R. WOOD. Phone, 486. 9-25-tf. WHEELER PRESIDENT CARPENTERS' UNION Local No. 887. Elected Officers for the Ensuing Six Months Last Night. Local Union, No. SS7. United Broth? erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, at its meeting in Bed Men's hull last niglli elected officers for the ensuing term of six months. The new officials witl he installed on the first Tuesday evening In January. The of? ficers are: President?Mr. Isaac B. Wheeler. Vice-president ? Mr. II. A. Powell. Recording secretary?Mr J. >M. Wood. Financial secretary?Mr. Vernon L. Doaugherty. Treasurer?Mr. A. H. Wllloy. Conductor?Mr. .1. W. Martin. Warden- Mr. It. C. Topping. Auditor?Mr. j. p. Cunningham. Trustee?Mr. A. L. Bulllfant. Kings Daughters to Meet. Sunshine Circle of Kings Daughters will meet this morning in the auditori? um of the Young Men's Christian As? sociation. Arrangements are to he ttoiTccled for the Christmas donation to the poor ami the nttonduncu of all tin' members Is desired. THE R ES U LT \ttv OF YEARS X*3 OP8TUDY AND EXPERI* NIENf Tho method of prepar? ins the stool and tem? pering Is our ex? clusive seorot VOU GET EVERLASTING SHAVING COMFOKT^ ^ If?tb.re?M DcttbUCoj>efcVa|?00 1 for fciATy beard* ? 1 ?'Caiia-Rtaetutic Elastic Cwklon i'tropi, SI .00. I i rre liooklcl -Hiat3 to Shaven." I For Sale By ft; B??KJBll & CO. HAMPTON, VA. II SALE Fancy Articles and Refreshments, HAMPTON BAPTIST CHURCH, King StivU. Thursday, December 13th, From 4 to 10 p. mi 12-11-31. Housekeepers Don't worry about baking | Your Christmas [ .Fruit Cake I We will bake It for von Wed- K nesdny, December 12, this week B and Wednesday, December 19th ? next week. 25c and 35c. The Hampton Balery R. J. TRAYLOR. Prop. 83 Hope St. Phone 533. Suit Entered. Suit was instituted in the Circuit Court yesterday by the Hampton Door and Sush Manufacturing: company ngnlnsl George W. Copelaua. it Is an action to recover the sum of $I1D.U0. Game on Friday Afternoon. The Phoebus Athletics und the foot? ball eleven of the Sixty-ninth company ai Fori Monroe, will incut on the Klondike gridiron Friday afternoon, when a hot battle is expected. Y. M. C. A. Board Directors. The board of directors of the Hump Ion Young Men's Christinn Associa? tion will nioel tomorrow evening In the auditorium, when routine business will be considered. Wines and Liquors I belong to tho loBt tribe that stray od nway from Dublin beforo Moses sailed on the Bed Sen. I'm a price cutter. I'm a money-maker; I'm the one tbnt sells all straight WhltikliM retail at wholesale prices. The fol? lowing high grado 10c Whiskies I sell for 5c. a drlt|k: Paul Jones. Pure ltye, Sherwood Hyo Whiskey, Carroll Springs, pure Mary hind .ltye Whlskuy, Overbold Bye whiskey, Parkwnod llyc Whiskey. All of the abovo tintmal Whiskies nre strictly high grade; watch my prices If you daro. heal tue If you cnn. Whiskey In bulk at following prleus Old Nick Puro lire. 1-2 pt.. 26c; gallon .$4.00 I^jonard'e Favorite. 1-2 pt., 20c; gallon . 1.00 Hunter's Baltimore ltye, 1-2 pt., 25c: gallon . 4.C0 Mcryland Club, 1-2 pt.. 2f>c gal? lon . 4.00 Paul Jonos Pure ltye, 1-2 pt. '20c; gallon . 2.70 Carroll Springs, gallon . 2.50 XXXXBakor Rye, gcllon . 2.50 Star A. Rye, gallon . 2 00 Moss Rose, gnl'.on . 2.00 Larkwood PlKO Rnyo, gallon .. 2.00 Jefferson Pure Rye, gallon . 1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon . 1.40 Double Stamp din, gallon . 2.00 The following brands of Oullfor nia Wines, Port, Sherry, Catawba Claret, Blackberry at 25c per ?it.. per gallon, 75c. Pride of North Car ollna. 4 years old, gallon. 2.00 Kummelll, per gallon . 2.00 N. LEONARD'S Barrel and Bottle Houst. 18 AND 18 MELLEN ST., Phoebus. Va. 'Phono. 221 IYou Get the Night Fit if You Buy You Suit -FROM S. MARBACH, [ The Baltimore Tailor. We never put out a nboddy 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. Christm'?i? Millinery That's Jiist what you will find hero now. SVh'oi's b? tier to gl' ! mother, alster. or the child. Lh in n prStij hai or bnnu< I for tip Christmas trlft? It's a present t'-at is a constant rouilncV r ttinl joy to the owner. We have many prettv litt novelth s that will make :ip,>r< en five Klfls. Order the hnt now und wo 7/:ll deliver It when 3:>nta Clnui comes. MRS I. M. ST ACHY, The Pioneer of Cheap Pric 3 in Hampton Millinery Circles. EAST QUEEN ST. HAMPTON, . .\. ^^dsowmsi; Mwaw,?, /- rrrascCTgaatgHr; wr^jz&xoxizxzi KtinaMssJKtjrat 5ACRPIF:CE SALE Havlnn. determined to retire from the grocery business we have docidcil to sell off the hig'i-claaa stock of groceries at a great slaugh? ter frcih tcdny until the goods have hern disposed. We desire to give you Hie storc-rconi on January first and t'ae goods must he out 7>rth::t date. Nothing to he retained. Will accept offer for o:it!ro stock, Including fixtures, horse wagon and harness. Russell's Cut Price Gash Groceies W. S. RUSSELL. Prop. Er.;sl Queen street. ' Hampton, Virginia. NT-Continued. Holiday P Gifts That are Useful: 80 X SHOES SHIRTS SLIPPERS SWEATERS SUIT CASES SUSPENDERS COLLARS CUFF8 Q LOVE3 VEST8 TIES RAINCOATS HATS HANDKERCHIEF8 UMBRELLA8 UNDERWEAR TRUNKS BOOTS RUBBERS C. I, CROCKETT & COMPANY, No. 5 Queer* St., Hampton, Va, ! ajLgJLfiJLS JUU. ??U?UULPJLKjIJULBJ LILflJLSLg-TJLiLB-ttJLO-SULtLgJt. B 8 8 ?B B.BJ, RANSOINE BROT Hit K 3 Hverybody Invited to boo Santa Clans?ho will be at our storo every day. Bring the children. Santa Clans wants to shake tholr bauds. Wo have a big stock of Christinas prosonlu to suit everybody. A beautiful lino to select from: Manicure Sets from $1 to $6. Toilet Sets from 60c to $2.60. Albums from $1.00 to $5.00. Ink stands frum 25c to $.1.50. Shaving sets from $1 to $3.50. Clocks from $1.00 to $5.00. Doll babies from 25c to $7.50. Ruga, a big stock, f.9c to $5.00. Druggets from $5.00 to $25.00. Furs from $1.00 (o $40.00. llaby coats from $2.00 to $5.00. Children's coals; $2.00 to $10.oo. Misses' coats from $5 to $12 60. Ladles' coats from $7 to $20.00. Children's boots nnd shoes and all kinds of knit goods. Trunks from $1.00 to $15.00. Our Furs are Just tho things for Xmna prosentB. We have them to suit you. Children's fur sots from $1.00 to $5.00. Misses' fur sets from $3.00 to $1(1.00. Ladles' fur sets from $5.00 to $40.00. Muffs from $2.00 to $20.00. PANSONE BRO I'HRRS 8 AND 10 W. QUEEN ST. HAMPTON. VA whV couai-i WHEN A BOTTLE OP OUR WILD CHERRY, GLYCERINE AND TAR WILL CURE VOU. Tne place where your prescriptions are filled with despatch ana ?c curacy. '*L HIOH QRADR CIQAR8, FINE CANDIES, Gardner & Hudgins, Druggists? 18 King *W?i'r jJlU-Je.. li * BUNTING'S BUTTER STORE f Delicious 1775 and Peep 'O'Day Coffee Coffee TEA8. SPECIAL nod f-RESM. Kdrju'^fort, Swiss, l.Imberger, Maust? r. Hand Ca.-/-, pblla Cienm, linporliii Club, and Cr- inn 4'beem h, Apple IJtitler, Peanut ? Buttor, 'Jt Muplq Syrup, and fresh Pres' r ,vi,, <!. \vo carry tlnosi line of Tnido Butter, Boiled Ham; Sauer Kraut. Phono 110. I I : 4 I -1 ???<?.? Ready for Christmas SantH Cialis bar- arrived ?will appear every day in our Window; from .". t<j i -7 io 8 Hi top ih" la'^t horn l.lov. Doa'l del;0 '?j-obr p?rtffanii) ittitll < in- Itisl i.neui B) buying now \nu aVQhj the rush, receive hotter attention, and got more, prompt deliveries also, You have your oli?lctt of selection before nil goods are picked oxer. Come and liispecl our display of Beautiful Holiday Goods Which (or newness und bri^litncs? of stylet-, lowncsa of prices a.id nuntitit-a of awl*, cannot M fcurjiasfiei) Iii Mio city. To accomijiddajy ln|e buyers, w<,> will remain open ovonittgs uuill a ' o'clock until Christians, ?L^^ )L IL_ ?j ^11. mf r o p r i e t o r, 18 und 20 West Queen S?, Hampton, Vlrg'uia; I Get Your Gas Fitting Done by I CH AS. T. TAYLOR The Hampton Plumber, Oss, Steam, and Hot Water Fitter. All ; work guaranteed or no pay. High grade Plumbing a.specialty. PHONE 173. ; Cor. Court and Queen Sts, Hampton, Va. ; I carry a large stock of Plumbing fixtures at all times.