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m SURVIVORS OF BERLIN WRECK SAVED Three Helpless, Hall Dead Women Taken 0(1 by Heroic Boat Crew. . - s - \ ERE SURROUNDED BY CORPSES Captain Sperling Tells of Awful Con? ditions Existing When He and His Crew Boarded the Remnant of Ill Fated Uncr?Fifteen Out of 143 Passengers * Rescued. r (By Associated PresBl.. HOOK OK HOLLAND, HOL.. Feh. 23.? Early today the three remain I trg -survivors wer?? taken off the wreck of the Berlin by the same life boat crew which has done such splendid work during the past -18 hours. All three :ire women, Fran Welntborghor, her Hi-year-old nurse girl. Minn Riplor, and Frauleln Tholle. This makes the number of saved fifteen out of the 143 who were on board the vessel. On getting as nenr the wreck as possible Captain Sperling, of the life licit crew, boarded the raft, which was allowed to drift alongside the Berlin, and the captain managed to clamber on board by means of a line. Women Lowered to Raft. He then lowered the helpless, half Oead women, one by one, to the raft. Whence they were conveyed to the Wodan. The last survivors of the wreck arrived at the Hook of Hol? land at \\ o'clock this morning. Captain Sperling's Story. In an interview, after the rescue of the three women, Sperling spoke in the modest terms of his exploit. He said: * "The women were lying there alive. We could not abandon them without a further attempt to get them ashore. As we neared the wreck, the seas were still high, washing over four feet over the break waters. My? self, my nephew and another man jumped on the raft and took her alongside the beacon light. Surrounded by Corpses. "Upon reaching the breakwater 1 moored the raft with a rope. From the break water we climbed on hoard the remnant of the Berlin and found the three women huddled un? der the hurricane deck, surrounded 1 y ten or twelve corpses, i ' '** The women were In n pitiable plight, screaming and crying hyster? ically as they clung to us, beseeching us not to desert them. They were famishing and stiff with cold; their clohtlng was soaked with Icy water and they wero unable to walk. The nurse, Frauleln Riplor, insisted that her companions should he first saved iiefore she was removed from the wreck, so I carried Fraulein Theile to the side, fastened her into a rope cra? dle and lowered her upon, the raft. Frail Wclntbergher was next taken off. In Pitiable Distress. "She was in a pitiable distress, weeping for her husband and child who were drowned. Finally Fraulein Riplor, who was able to walk with as? sistance, was .placed on the raft, which was hauled alongside tho Wod? an." I Ba a Hampton's Best Notion Store. MONDAY'S SALE. EXTRA SPECIALS Large r, qt. double coated en? amel Sauce Pans with tops seamless, worth 18c, at....25c Large 2 qt. double coated on i amel Tea Pots, guaranteed not to leak, worth double, at. .21c Large double coated enamel scninless Ham Boilers with tops, worth double, at.75c Large J5 qt. double coated en? amel Water Buckets, seamless, marth COc, at .45c Kemembor these prices art! for Monday only and don't full to come and see the great val? ues we are offering. Tbc Corner Store, Queen and Wine Streets, Hampton, Va. Phone 20.1. STORE WINDOW LIGHTS. ncRiilailonn Kor Tin-Ii- Control ?? Applied In Merlin. The regulation of nrtltlclnl llgutluR in connection with window displays is i? subject Which bos been given com? paratively little attention by the mu? nicipalities of tills country, considering the extent to which It Is used for this purpose in these days. That this phase of the lighting question demands tilnser stfUtl'ny there can be no doubt, ntHl it might lie well for Infurmntlon on tho matter to look to thoso cities Which have given It study. Stringent regulations have been adopted In Her liu and other Kuropean cities, where merchants were Inclined to tako nil vantage of laxity In the premises. In Berlin lamps outside shop windows must not be lower than ten feet above the pavement or project moro than forty Inches from the wall. Where the lighting In tho windows Is done by oil, petroleum, gas Dams or Welsbachi there must always bo a sheet of gins* not less than one-tenth of nn Inch thick under the lamps and running the whole length nnd breadth of the shop windows, so ns to completely cover tho articles In the window, nnd noth? ing Is to bo put nboVo the lamps. Tho lamps must be n^twleast forty Inches below any InUaiiimnblc part of tho construction and .ten Inches from any stich part horizontally. There are also regulations ns to Iron screens where there Is bare -wood and ns to efficient ventilation. Bare flames are not allowed tu igniting the gas. This must be done by chemical or elec? trical kludlcrs or by electric distance spark kindling arrangements especial? ly sanctioned by ttie authorities. Tho regulations for Incandescent electric lamps are nbout equally 6trlct?Mu? nicipal Journal nnd Engineer. Frlendahlp. Friendship, this beautiful relation of life to life, soul to soul. Is of most se? rious Import. It sometimes makes our warmest friend In reality our worst enemy. Bad qualities In a frleud are false lights?they lure to evil. Many of us nro constituted so that It Is easy for us to form friendships. Let ub be careful of Tjioso thus brought under our influence nnd power. Let us keep them unsoiled. Let us feel that gruv* responsibilities Ho in our friendships nnd that they also enshrine glorious opportunities. Sold. It was tho first performance of one ?f thoso ovoradvertlscd shows from New York. "You don't think much of It," said tho mnnngor In surprise. "Why, the whole house Is 60ld." The critic smiled knowingly. "I don't doubt It," ho replied as he Jotted down nnother roast. "I beard levcral people In the audlcnco say the lamo thing."?Chicago News. Sani nonnton'n Retort. General Sam Houston was a master of stump speaking and bitter invective. Once wliilo addressing a largo nudl enco bo was Interrupted ami nsked what he thought of a certain politi? cian. Without hesitation he replied, '?He has every characteristic of a dog except fidelity." Sufllclcnt llcnuon. Rector?Wo have poor congregations In summer, d-m't we. dear? Rector's Wife?I sl?uhl say su' Thero Isn't a decently trimmed hat In tho church be? fore the 1st of October.?New York Times. To know tho dlscr.se Is the com? mencement of the cure.?"Don Quix? ote." Saved tin- SHantlon. "Ho. here comes Rotcliffe with a dagger! My last moment has nrrlv ed!" exclaims one of the characters in n uow melodrama Unfortunntely, Uowever, the actor representing Hat cllffe had forgotten the dngger and come on the stage ylthotlt it. But bo was equal to the occasion. "Villain," lie exclaimed, "thin thoughtst thou snwst a dagger in mine hnnd. "Twos thine evil ronscieire supplied the vi? sion. Rut I will sliy thee with a blow of this strong rlgM hand," which he proceeded to do. ' More (?O?ltlve. "Well," said Galley scornfully, "I'll bet you didn't d< the proposing. It's a safe bet that /our wife asked you lo marry her." "No." replied Henpeck, "you're wrong." "Oh, come nov, be honest." "No. she dldnt ask me; she told me to."?rhlladelph/a Press. Grlndatonra Wet nnd Dry. The strength of a grindstone appears from tests to viry widely with the de? gree of its wetness or dryncss, stones that are dry slowing tensile strengths of from 110 t) 18i> pounds a square inch, but after soaking overnight breaking under stresses of SO to 110. pounds a square inch. T'lnfa Whnt. "A great dor! depends upon the dress? ing," observe*: tho thoughtful thinker. "Speaking of .what?" queried his friend. "Women aid salads," answered the T. T.?Excli fge. Those who want fewest tilings are penrest to the gods.?Socrates. l-ot M. O; LACKEY write your fire insurance H A MILITARY DESPOT. The tEkperlcnce ?>f One Prlvntc In the ?;<*ruiuit Army, The following Is the experioueo of n German army private: During the second inaneuvers I was sent on ahead lo seleet quarters for my company. Tlld police supply the names of householders who are expected lo shelter the soldiery, and 1 had to de? cide on the number of men who should he assigned to each place. it seems that our major dispatched a courier with a message for our captain. For some reason or other the message was nut delivered. The next day the captain called me out and In the pres? ence of the whole company rebuked mo for not delivering the mossagc. "I did not receive any mcssnge," 1 ventured. "Shut up your mouth, yon liar!" he thundered. And again ho bellowed. "Why didn't you deliver that message, you"? 1 told him a secoud time that 1 had not. received any message. The cap? tain's temper broke nil boifhds. With an oath he rode his horse nt me full tilt, hurling filthy names at me the white. When he hail ridden right up to me I fully expected be would run me over, but I dared not move? he suddenly reined In his horse und, drawing n long dagger from his belt, shouted, livid with passion. "I burn half a mind to stick this through your vile body, you schwoltihund't" I Oueo more he asked mo about the message, ami once more I answered him. "Then five days' confinement and bread and water bo your punishment, you liar:" he retorted. He repeated the question several times and Increased my term of Impris? onment each time 1 answered In the negative until my term of Imprison? ment equaled fourteen days. 1 was placed under arrest. Next day I watt released. I aftorward found that the captain had discovered his mistake, but hi never referred to It.?World Today. BIRTH OF A "GASSER." Koine of a nioivliisr Well Drowne* All Other Sonnda. In tho Broadway Magazine Is a storj by Rupert Hughes concerning the oil wells of Texas. He tells of tho birth ol a "gasser." "11 screamed like the death cry of a thousand panthers." He saya: "The long steel cable has been scut Hying like a twine string. A great length ol pipe has been hurled against a tree and wrapped around It. The derrick was almost hidden In a yvbitc haze. A geyser of tine sand wns streaming up? ward and eating away the lofty crown block. "Seth knew what It was. Lie found Tom, and they gesticulated at each other. They made faces, but no audi? ble sound. Their voices were valu as candles In the full sunlight. Each was trying to yell the same thing. " 'She's a gasscr, blowing her head off.' "Men gathered from everywhere and acted like crazy folk, working their Jaws and delivering no message. "They were soaked, drowned, ob? literated In a sen of Intolerable noise. "A milo away at the railroad station the passengers were equally made, dumb by the uproar. If u man want? ed a ticket ho had to write out the name of the station. An engine rolled In with a bell that rocked without sound nml a whistle emitting puffs of white Steam that ho one heard. "The animal* of the region were greatly disturbed. There was Irnich brcnklng of harness on tho part of horses, and one or two galloped about under empty saddles. Their riders were doubtless stuck in the mud some? where, head first. "A few pigs wandering hero and there had sniffed nt the noise and re? turned to their luxurious wallows In tho oily muck." Artlnfn nit -Sign I'ulnlrm. It Is surprising how many noted Eng? lish artists''began life by painting lun signs. Among them were Morland. Da? vid Cox, Herring nnd Sir William Beechey. Mlllals painted a George and Dragon sign for the George Inn, Hayes common. Another George and Dragon, at Wnrgravc on Thames, has a double flded sign painted by two It. A.'s. Gor? ing on Thames has a sign from the 6rush of Marcus Stone, It. A. There are signs by Walter Crane nnd f'nton Woodville nt Grayshott and Kittle worth. Hogarth painted a number of signs for friendly publicans. In Crinmon fiuleli. "What became of that man you ar? rested as a horse thief?" "Lynched," nnswered Pluto Pete. "I suppose that ends the matter." "No. .some o' the boys had their doubts, so we're goln' to call sonic wit? nesses an' git evidence that ho really woro the guilty party."? Washington Star. To the Cigar Smoker*. Johnson Specials. Cremos, George W. Childs, El Capltan Ooneral, all five cent straight brands, now seven for twenty-five cents. Lillian Rusfcl) and James G. Blalne, the five cent kind, now three for ten cents. Hull'f Cut Rate Drug Store. M Houses for rent all sections.'- See lit. O. LACK ICY. , H Try null's LUUfl Liver Pills ror hi! Ilousness, constipation and torpid liver. 40 doses. 10c. A ?plcndld nff dinner pill. 9 9 su tl. D OLD POI1 THE ROSE OF JERICHO. .f I* the Original of All the lir.urrctt. ?Ion I'tuinn. Several varieties of tho bo called resurrection plant linvo appeared among the novelties offered by florists, but the original Is tho rose of Jericho. Along the shores of the Dead Ben, fur enough n way to be out of reach of the douth dealing vapors and tho sali spray, crows this rose, a 11 ttlo plant finned In many n legendary story. Which, when ripened, mils up Its sprays nnd branches Into u curious llttlo brown bull. The desert winds snap off Its dry stem nnd whirl the seemingly dead little ball liwny over sandy plains, like a featherweight. After It chances to reach some damp place, In about ten flays, the moisture has wrought a iutrh* cle, for the once dead Is nllvo ngaln, green and growing, Tho old time pilgrims, who brought hack this pi.tut with them from tho Holy I .nnd, told wonderful talon of Itt power to bloom out mi Christmas day nnd gave It the name of resurrection flower. Another old legend names It St. Mary's rose, been use It Is said thnt when Joseph and Mary were fleeing from Kgypt one of these flowers grew from every spot where they halted to rest. The dry ball when unfolding drops j Its seed, and from these It may be eill- | tlvated an an annual. To resurrect j these drj balls It Is simply necessary to keep them standing In glasses of wa? ter, immersed about halfway to tho lop of their branches, The expansion Is merely a mechanical, spongcllko process. The botanical name of the rose of Jericho Is anastatlcn, from nnnstnsls, resurrection. There nre other species of resurrection plants, but they nro not so attractive as their Demi sen relative, which, although It bus very llttlo beauty, bus an honored placo nmong (lowers because of tho ninny fancies nml associations It calls up nnd Its pe? culiar d?>-eioptuent.~ LxohnUfjft cook* ii?Iii 'i'helr Taste,' "I never season things up to my own laste." said a mini who has cooked In a restaurant for many years. "Very few cooks do. They have palates that crave high seasoning. The longer they cook thu more salt nnd pepper und spices they require, If I should send up my dishes an I like them, they would be so hot and peppery that half the patrons in the restaurant would bo unable to eat them."?New York I'ress. The Affluent. Hlzonuer ? You, nre charged with breaking a chair ovor your wife's head. Prisoner?It was an accident, your honor. Hlzonner?Whut: Didn't you Intend to hit her? Prisoner?Yes, but I didn't Intend to break the chair. Tin- l.nur Hor?c. An Irishman once tapped a poky horse with a whip an I said. "Pic!; up rour feet, nnd thev'" "?" ?' ?'"f?lr?? " ft Noire Dame Lady's Appeal To ail knowing sufferers of rheuma tlsm. whether m isculnr or of tho Jolntsr sciatica, lumbngns, backache, pulns III the kldnoys or neuralgia pains, to write to her for a homo treatment which has repeatedly cured all of mere t u t ires. She feels tt hor duty to send It. to nil sufferurs FREE. You cure yourself nt homo ns thou? sands will testify?no change of cli? mate being ' necessary. This simple discovery banishes uric acid from tho blood, loosens the stiffened Joints, purifies tho blood, nnd brightens the eyes, giving elasticity and touo to the wholo system. If the above interests you. for proof address Mrs. M. ."?Um? mers. Box 428. Notre Dame, Ind. Wines and Liquors 1 belong to the lost tribe that stray? ed away from Dublin before Moses sailed on the Red 8ea. I'm a price cutter. I'm a money-maker; I'm the ono that sells all straight Whibkles retail at wholesale prices. The fol? lowing high grade 10c Whiskies I sell for 6c. a drluk: Paul Jones. Pure 3ve. Sherwood R>?s Whiskey, Carroll Springs, pure Maryland Rye Whiskey, Overhold Rye whiskey, Parkwood Rye Whiskey. All of tho above nanwd Whiskies are ?fxlctly high grade; watch my prlcW if you dare, beat me If you can. Whiskey in bulk at following prlcer Old Nick Pure Rye, 1-2 pt., 26c; gallon .$4.00 Leonard'? Favorite. 1-2' pt, 20c; gallon . 3.00 Hunter's Baltlmor i Rye, 1-2 pt., 25c; gallon .4.00 Maryland Club, l-J pt? 25c gal Ion .;,..'.4.00 Paul Jones Pure Rye, 1-2 pt., 20c; gallon . 2.76 Carroll Springs, gallon .2.50 XXXXBaker Rye, gallon .2.50 8tar A. Rye, gallon.2.00 Moss Rose, gallon ....;.2.oo Larkwood Pure Raye, gallon .. 2.00 Jefferson Pure Rye, gallon.- 1.76 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon . 1.40 Double Stamp Gin, gallon . 2.00 The following brands of Califor? nia Wines, Port, Sherry, Cntawba Claret, Blackberry at 25c per qt.. per gallon, 75c. Pride of North Car? olina, 4 years old, gallon. 2.00 Kummeltl, per gallon . 2.00 N. LEONARD'S Barrel and Bottle House, It AND 1? MELLEN *T? .phosfcu*. Va. 'Phone. tJta. NT-Continued. It has a sufficient amount of toe room; very popular Made in Patent Leather, dun. Mold) or Viel Kill. Same shape in Coys' for $2.00 C. L CROCKETT & GO. No. 0 Queen St. Hampton, Vn. We have added Three New Post Cards to uur lino of Kupfordruck tirjwn Post Cnrda. Ghamhcrliu I Intel. old Point. Vit. Did Kuglish Cannons, o'-l PoliiL Vn. Dry Dock ai Newport .%??<??s, Vii; Sit our line of Posl Cards. Something new urery week. Schraudt's Book Store 42 W. '3 ie?h Street. Hampton, Vn. Phone, r Wild Cherry, MH?U WDIID Glycerine and Tar Just the Thing you Need. Your proscriptions, aru accurately filled If brought here GARDNER & HUDQINS, The Druggists, Xorth King Street. HENRY L. SCUM ELZ, president.' FRANK W. DARLING, Vice-President, THE BANK OF HAMPTON HAMPTON. VIRGINIA. 13 THE OLDEST AND LARGEST IN EITHER HAMPTON OR NEWPORT NEW8. CAPITAL,.$100,000.00 SURPLUS AND PROFITS, $110,000.00 DEPOSITS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. The only designated Depository In tho Stnto of Virginia In Eastern Virginia. Wo mako loans on Heal Estate?NOT PRO llllilTHD?us arc tho National Hanks. FOUR PER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS. NELSON S. GROOVE. Cashier Every Lady On the Virginia Peninsula SHOULD VISIT KIRSNER'S NEW BEE HIVE STORE, Before the Great Reduction Sale is closed. Only a few more days left to get the best of goods at practical oost. Then too, the KIRSNER'S CLOTHING STORE, Is offering unusual attractions to the men and boys of the Peninsula, Any $10 Suitor Overcoat now $6.67. X 'thing but the best offered you hero. KIRSNER A TJowblful fTorapllmrti*. Although Mr. Ilonhs *vns taken at ; n:s face value by bis son and heir, j there worn times when tho youthful William'* admiring tributes emban. ! ri'ssed his pnrent in the family group. ??I had finite an encounter as I enmo ( bon.e tonight." the valorous Mr. Ilobbs announced at the tea table. "Two men, slightly Intoxicated, were having a quarrel on tho corner. As usual, there wns no policeman in sight, and they wero In a fair way lo knock each oth? er's brains out vhon I stepped between and separated them." "Weren't you afraid, father?'' asked Mrs. Ilobbs In a quavering voice. "No, Indeed! Why should I bo?" In? quired Mr. Hobbs, Inllnting Ills chest. "I guess there Isn't anybody could Knock any brains out of my father!" ?aid Willy proudly. Youth's Compan? ion. Monuments! Gravestones! In the forelga and domestic granttfte and marbles. Best workmanship and rtocfe al reasonable prices. Bee u b?tO"? placing orders. LAWSON & NEWTON ?Phons 191. Hawpta* V*.