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It was Will llorrick who forced AI via Herrlck Into the business 'hat gave klm his alliterative appellation. A little later the good people or Mcr ival Township were uncertain which or the two really was "Herrlck or the Highways.' Alvln unquestionably had the title first however, and it was Alvin's money thai made the roads the pride of Motivate Township and the envy <?r till Hie surrounding town ships. Will llorrick had no thought of any? thing or this sort when lie went to I'nele Alvln to borrow some money. Uncle Alvln had plenty, and Will was his nearest of kin; in fact, the only I one to he found without running hack a few generations ami then Irnc lug another branch or the family. So Will could see no reason why he shouldn't horrow a thousand or so. His note could he put in Uncle Alvin's strong box. ami ho would got It with the rest of the estate when Uncle Ah!n died, which would surely be equivalent to taking It up. It was much belter and more businesslike to borrow than to ask an advance pay mini op his prospective Inheritance, and It was just as satisfactory. "It all comes out of me In the end." he explained to his wife. "If I don't pay the note, why, there's just that much loss to the estate, when 1 get it." She thought his reasoning good; but Uncle Alvln did not. It is pos? sible that the fact that Uncle Alvln already had one or two or ills nep? hew's notes in bis strong box led him to take this view or it; at and rate, he refused emphatically to re? lease bis grip on any more money at this lime. "IM like to see some evidence of your ability to make a little of your? self," said Uncle Alvln. "<)li, I'm doing pretty well," an? swered Nephew Will carelessly. "I'm Jogging along comfortably; but. ns your heir, a good deal is expected of us, and our expenses are higher." "Who said von are going to In- my heir?" "Oh, everyliody knows that. You've no one else to leave It to." "Onarlty," said Uncle Alvln short? ly. Nephew Will Spilled tolerantly. "Not all or It, Uncle Alvln," be said. Yes, nil of it." 'Quite Impossible, "d break tho will." Uncle Alvln exploded wr.Uhfully. I "You'd break the will?" he exclaimed. I "Huh! You'd have a nice Job doing | that! Where's your grounds?" "Eccentricity,'' exclaimed Nephew Will confidently. "Eccentricity Is the outward demonstration of an unsound mind. 1'eople are al? ready talking Of your vagaries. Tnero la already evidence of n.-ntal aberra? tion." "Proof!" demanded Uncle Alvln. "Taxes," replied Nephew Will. 'You are a scandalous proflgate in your1 dealings with the State. And you've become a crank on the subject of good , roads." 'We need them." "Everybody says that; but you're tho only one who cheerfully pays for then. You rebuilt the road from here to town; paid every cent of Hie cost | out of your own pocket, of course, it 3 I only n short distance; but there arc: a dozen people who ought to nave contributed, and you never even tried , to have it done by assessment. Hut you were Joking, of course." "Oh, I wns!" "I slia'n't object to a moderate sum going to charity," Nephew Will went on sereneiy, Ignoring this sarcastic exclamation; "but It's absurd to talk of anyti-.ng else. Bo reasonable, Unole Alvln. I need a thousand dollars now, and It's really only borrowing from myself, you know. If I don't happen 10 pay It, I get the note in? stead of the money when you die; 1 It merely takes that much out of my estate." "Your estate!" thundered Uncle Al? vln, stamping up and down the room. "You haven't any estate, and you never will have any! Ho you think I'm going to leave my money for pink teas and golf and devil wagons? Well. I guess not! I'll spend It my? self?that's what I'll do! There won't be any estate when I die; there won't be any will to break; there won't be anything but roads?understand, ronds! You Bland there and criticise me for making a smooth run from In re to town, when my (roller is the only luxury I've got! You talk about me being crazy because I like good roads ami am willing 10 spend my money to give an object lesson to the Short sighted tools who live herea? bouts! I'll show you! 1 11 make a boulevard of ibis whole blamed town? ship! I'll have people coming miles to see Herrlck's highways. The coun? ty will have the estate when I g0| through, ami you'll have to get out ami hustle!" Nephew Will was worried by Ibis declarallon. It seemed prepostcrouB. Inn Uncle Alvln was capable of il. Be? sides, the subject of good roads al? ways had been something of a hobby with Uncle Alvin. "I'll have a conservator appointed,' was Nephew Will's decision. Ills wife thought this was nothing short of an Inspiration; but the law? yer thai Will consulted took a ulf ferent view of the matter. "The Idea of spending all his money on good roads would certain? ly seem to be evidence of mental fa11 ure," he admitted, and you and I must remember that the good roads movement has popular approval at the present lime; everybody Is cry? ing for good roads thai somebody else has to build. Under the circum? stances, there would bo a great out? cry against Interfering with the mini HAMPTO CHE HIGHWAYS I who wants lo build ihom; this mania would s<-"'oi tu tho average iimn like la heavenly dlsiioiisatlon; if lie was planning to build hosplllll or alt gal lodlOH, it might bo different; but good n.a.ls -why, my dear sir. try him for lunacy. Bontlineiii wouldn't permit nn> thing islso." A little Investigation proved Iho Roundness "t IIiIh view* Privately, many people passed jocular remarks about his Incomprehensible folly In rebuilding the road ko lown. bul He r,, wasn't one of lliein who would publicly admit that Uncle Alvin wasn't tho wisest man who ever lived, and it was especially evident thai the knowledge that lie intended lo do more road building would make them the more outliuslnsllc in testifying to this mental capacity and sound ness. "If he lives up to his threats." coin plained Will, "the county will get tils estate, just ns ho said. "Or the contractors," returned ''i:i wife gloomily. "The contractors!" he repented eagerly. "Itroekley Is the only one ill the count) who does this sort of tins Iiiobs as a regular thing, ami he gels his stone from that hill nl tho north i eml Of old doe Brown's farm when he has any work to do in this vicinity. But Bay! 1 wonder why I couldn't go into road building myself. With my advance Information, I ought to he able to corner the stone market, j and Uncle Alvin isn't going to kick about prices when he starts out to throw his money away." The Idea took immediate posses J slon of his mind, and he was not an indolent man. He might not be :i plodder, and he might he over-fond of the pleasures of life fur u man with a modest, income; hut he was not I lazy, and he knew that Undo Alvin, was preparing for his great undertak? ing lu his slow, inotliodtcal way. Hn clo Alvin was never in a hurry; bul he was stubborn ami persevering, and prided himself on doinj exactly what he said he would do. There was no trouble about Brown, lb' regarded his "stone quarry" as little Letter than waste land. When anyone wanted any for roadB or fauces, he came and got ii and made ian accounting to Brown later, paying a trifle for each load that he tool; away. Ko Brown merely wondered that anybody would be foolish enough to buy, and quoted a low figure that Involved only a Hilling cash payment. "On such little things do great I things hinge," laughed Will when this : deal was made. Nor wns there much more difficulty With Brockloy. At first the contrac? tor was disposed to bo overbearing and .scornful. Hoad making was on? ly a part of his business; but he could see no reason why ho should divide the profit of it With an outsid? er, loiter lit* became inure tractable. "1 own the quarry, you know," sug? gested Will. "I've got the stone, and Italians with sledge hammers, picks and shovels can lie rounded up easily. I guess I could make a good enough showing oil Uncle Alvln's contracts to get a man of practical experience to go lu with me. and 1 don't see how you eonlJ haul your stone and hid j against that combination." I "What's Uncle Alvln's contracts?" ; asked Urockley quickly. I "Why. he's going to do the whole ! township the way he did the road ! from his house to lown?got the good roads fever, you know. You can see what kind of chance anyone else would have with me in the field, es? pecially when I've got the quarry and can make a price that would bankrupt the man that has To liaiTT . the stone. 1 don't really need any , thing but a steam roller to start In." I "Why didn't you sny so before?" demanded Urockley, coming down to business promptly. "What's your proposition?" "I wanted a limited silent partner? ship In the road making end of yourl business?limited to that branch, yoii know. I'll put In Uncle Alvln's con? tracts, which are going to lie about the biegest asset this concern ever had." Brockloy protested thai Will oiighl to buy an interest in the business; that the idea of getting OHO on anoth? er's money was not fair. "What's the use of buying a thing with your own money when you can gel some one else lo buy It for you?" inquired Will, "ii you don't want to go In with me on this job to pave the township, I'll tackle it alone. We can Just about name our own price," he added insinuatingly. "All right," agreed Brockloy. "ir you make good." Uncle Alvin was now "tied up tight." as Will explained to his wife. When he began spending Ills money. ho would begin transferring a good part of It to tho pockets of the no phow he had planned virtually to dis Inherit. Hut Uncle Alvin seemed to he In no hurry. Having brought his plan almost to the point of action, he was now thinking of the results of It. He was a man of strong will, who seldom turned from a decision once made; hut be was not such a fool that he could not change his mind, anil It be? gan to dawn on him that it might seem rather absurd to spend every . thing tin good roads. Besides, Nep? hew Will was not such a had fellow ?only annoylngly extravagant and easy going; so he finally decided to give him another chance. "Will," ho said, when the young man had responded to his summons, "you annoyed mo the oilier day and l spoke rather hastily. I've been think Ing about that good roads scheme." "Yes?" anxiously. "Yes; and I can see that It looks rather foolish. Good roads are worth every cent they cost, nnd I bellevo N, P11QEBI In them; but tnero's you." "Oh. I'm all Bight." ? null!" "Don't bother about mo." Will was beginning to Rod bis way now. "t)l course, Nellie und l should like to take a run over to Tails anil do a row tilings like that; but?" "Net with my money!" Undo Al-i vlii broke in angrily. "Not now," sabl Will carelessly: "bill later." "No, sir; not biter, either!" Uncle Alvln was angry, ami truly it Is an? noying to hear a man calmly plan? ning what In- will ilo with your money when you are gone. "Of course, yon won't know?" "You shut up!" roared Uncle At vln. "I'm giving you a chance that you don't deserve, and I'm ashamed id myself for doing It. You quit s|. Ulnitlllg, come down to the simple life, and buckle down to straight away hUBlhOSS, nnd I'll gel von back In the will all right.'' It was a distressing situation. Ii be got back into the will, he was caught in a business deal that would make trouble for him; 11 be put the business deal through, he could hope to secure only as much ol Hie estate as would come to him in profits, lb' mentally called himself a lew choice names; bill only one course seemed to be open to him, He had rurlher payments to make on the quarry, ami It was necessary that Hroekley should he kept froth talking. "Oh. I've got things going easy enough now,'' he said. "Easy? Too blame easy! That'.', the trouble," cried Uncle Alvln. "I never was worried about that I good roads Mislnoss, anyway." Will went on serenely. "I knew that was only a bluff." "A bluff?" exploded Uncle Alvln. i ll show you if It's a bluff! Uy thunder! i ll do it!'' "Too absurd!!' "You shut the door from tho out? side!'' ordered Uncle Alvln. Will gave him a reproachful glance, and then departed, satisfied that he had had a narrow escape from dis? aster. Uncle Alvin's obstinacy and linger could be relied upon to bring the desired result. "I've got him going." Will told bis wile, "ami now I II just hurry him a little with the spurs." For this laudable purpose be wrote qtld sent the following letter: | "Dear Uncle Alvln.? Let mo urge you to let your contracts In the ?JfXv. If you do not care for money consid? erations, al least have a little regard for the family name. Yon cannot have the work done by a local contractor without letting everyone know of your folly, hill could be done through] n city contractor anonymously, if you are careful, there Is no reason why the reputation of our family san? ity should suffer, ftpmember that we have lived long In this vicinity, and that never before has anyone had oc? casion to question the mental vigor of a moml.vr of our family. Il would be very painful to me? Uncle Alvln never got beyond Ibis point: for his indignation was so great that he tore the letter up and prompt ly telphoned for Hroekley to come out to see him. Then It was Uncle Alvln tool; the decisive action that gave him the title of "Herrlck of the Highways.' lie ilid not bother about prices. Hroekley told him that stone bad gone up. thai labor was higher, that the operation of steam rollers was most costly, that, everything conspired to add to the expense, and Uncle Alvln merely tohi him to go ahead. Br?ckloy sighed regretfully, for he had not hail the nerve to add a full one bundle.1 per cent, to the price, nnd he saw now thnt be might as well have gone even higher. The township went crazy over the news of the prospective Improve? ments. aa,| "Herriek of the Highways' lived In the world of laudation. Olio thing only disturbed him; there was no further protest from Will. He ha,! not expected that Will Would submit tamely to this dissipation of the for? tune, and he bad promised himself the pleasure of many sarcastic irotorts when 'the next protest came; hut Will was strangely quiescent. He did sarcastically suggest once that a man who was anxious to demonstrate his folly ought not to be content with Improving only one road at a time, and therefore Uncle Alvln promptly order? ed work begun on another. Alter Hint: Will became most anuoyingly com? placent. This was aggravating. If be could not make Will show any anxiety, hair the joy of the thing was lost, ami that Will should so entirely change his view was Incomprehensible. Un? cle Alvln decided that he was "playing off." In order to bring It home to him the more strongly, the old mnn Increased the outward evidence of bis interest in the work by taking a more personal part in it: be spent his days Inspecting, suggesting, and helping, even getting his coat off and mixing with the men. Finding him thus engaged. Will s:r on a fence for half a day and crltlzed. "Cheap job," scald Will. If you've go? ing to do the thing, why don't you do it right?" Thereupon Uncle Alvin went in for extras. "It'si a shame not to pave the lanes too,' said Will. Uncle Alvin ordered the lanes lo l.?r> paved. "You're overlooking the cow paths," said Will. Uncle Alvln Ignored this, bill he was t becoming wot tied, will's complacency [seemed to bo more than mere acting. Still! for a long time Uncle Alvln kept I steadily nt his work, and waited for , some sign of distress. None came 'Then his curiosity nnd bis pride im polled him to seek an explanation of this strange course, j "Von don't seem to care much as 'you did," be remarked when he im-l Will Idling along ihe road one day. "Oh, I care," said Will. "I hate to 'see you throw money away bo foolish' lv; lint thnt wonldn'l be bo bail If I ilbln'l have to split op tin' profit a with outsiders." "Whnl ili> you moan hj that: ask i ll undo Alvin suspldnnsly, "Why, I own the stone ipinrry thai you ro Imying from.'-' "You wh.it ?? "I own tin' quarry, I lilted tho prlci of Rlbuo pretty high: bul there's loo much monoy going to Brockloy. sun 1 havo a pretty big Interoat In his bus? iness too." Unclo Alvin raised hi-, clenched hnnils liltov.o hi" heart mm gritted his tenth us it ho w'iis ciiilurlng sonic s? voro strain, "ilow?how iilil you got n ?" lie asked. "1 trailed your contracts for an In torest." "My contracts?' Unclo Alvin was painfully liewlliforcrt. "Hut yon nullit mil deliver niy contracts!" i did deliver Ihoni, dldn'i I ?" Uncle Alvin hastily rovlowod the events of tho lasi few months, ami !? roanod. "It's all tight for us to have a lit lie friendly campaign for your monoy, Undo Alvin." Will worn mi el.ifully; "but it doesn't Seem right to lot out aiders In. Don I you think we've juived enough of this Country?' Uncle Alv'lfi worn over ami leaned against tho fence, Where ho oonversi ii with himself for sovoral minutes, "Will." ho' HRbl plaintively at lasi. ''you're no fool. I've misjudged yon. Say! do you mind letting mo use what little I need ol my own monoy while I'm still living?" "Certainly not," Will conceded gen erously, without a moment's hcslta Hon. "Don'i 1? trying to lake it awaj from mo, just iiochusc my Intellect's rusted!" pleaded Undo Mvln. "We'll know It's yours. Will, when ybll waiil to reach out for It; hm im like to fool that i have a life Interest In It." "f?i. ihafs all right." said Will. I've got enough out of this highway bus inoaa to make nie feel pretty comfort? able for the present. Nellie und I may lake n run lo Paris.' "1 wish you would." sal.i Undo Al? vin. "Don't hurry about coming back. If yon run short of cash, just cable. I'll fool safer that way." So. when the story came out. the people of the township were not cer? tain to which liorrlek they they won Indebted for the Improvements they secured; hut thoy gave thanks to neither, being content to gruuiMa be? cause so largo a part of the township was left untouched when the work was stopped.?Ulllott Flower in New York Tribune. Hs Reolaimnd Hi* Jewel*. One day while Rabbi Meli- was away from borne teaching at collcgo his two children were suddenly taken ill nild died. When ou returning he Inquired about thorn bis wife, ?eruiia, Unit gave hliu nu evasive answer and then, lead? ing the conversation to another topic, related to hlin how a man who hud left some Jewels In her care had come bai l; to reclaim them. "Am I to give them back?" she naked. "Ilow enn you put such a question?" said lie. "Of course you are to return them to the owner." Borurlfl then took her husband into the chamber whore the two children were lying, and pointing to theni, while her team were overflow lug and her heart was nearly break? ing, she courageously said, "Tile owner bus come today anil reclaimed these jewels in our trust."?From the Tal? mud. Woroo Than Dofore. A man with that peculiarly agonizing espressl >n which indicates corns came bouncing through the gates at the Broad street station not lung ago and caught the rear platform of the through express for the south just ns It begun to gather headway. He limped Into the car and dropped Into n seilt. "Oh, Lord I" he groaned, and com? menced tugging at a shoe. "You'll have to excuse me," lie continued to the rightful occupant of that particular section, "but I've Just got to gel these tight shoes off. I just had time to rush Into n store on my way to the station and get another pair?didn't have lime to try them on, but I wear only sevens, and I told the clerk I wanted tens. 1 wanted to make sure they would lie I largo enough." Hy this time two glaring white socks were exposed to view. With n sigh of relief the man hurled the despised tight shoes out of the ear window and reached for the box containing the now ones. "Great Scott!'' lie gasped as bo view? ed his purchase. "That Idiot has given me tens, children's size!"?Philadelphia Ledger, i Whnt Is a Drop? In medicine a drop is a "gutta," or n "minim.'.' The words lncan the snine tliat Is, one-slxtccllth of a fluid drain. This Is the olllclal (able: Sixty minimi (guttue or drops) make one tiuid dram. eight fluid drains make one fluid ounce, sixteen fluid ounces make one pint, two pints make one quart, four quarts liuike one gallon. I-'orty-llvo drops of water, or a common tenspoonful, make nlioutone fluid dmin.twptablespobhfnH nbout one fluid ounce; ft winoghissftil Is about pOe anil one half fluid ounces, slid a tpacupful Is nbout four fluid ounces, But, my brethren in suffering, how many different sizes of teasjioohs, lahlespoons. wineglasses and teacups are there In this world of ease? And as for drops, no two liquids If dropped from it bottle In the old fashioned way (holding the end of the finger over tin mouth) win drop drops of the same size.?New York Press, Sacking of Moscow. Tho ChhieSO have twice sacked Mos cow?once in 1237 and again In 1293 WANTED?YOUNG WOM AN I <> clerk in Bioro ati,i loam ih?? mil llnory business. Apply at once lo 11U RUNS' MlliMNHRV BTORW, Kust Queen street, Hampton. GASH BUYERS' PICNIC Great sale commencing today ami lasting two weeks. Richmond Fiirnl iure Co., No. 21 w. oi.ii Rtrcot, will loll all goods tot- one-fourth o(( pf irlglnal price. AH goods now ami up o ilaiiv w?? must ainku room tor ouri PALI. GOODS. Never before bus stu b Inducements boon offered in Hampton for swell goods, full ami Inapoct gootla whether you buy or not. ?olghl paid on out of town sales. ] RICHMOND FU UN ITU HE CO. 21 Wer.t Guren St. 'Phone 297. (Lindsay's Obi Stand.) Wines and Liquors I belong to tho lost tHbo tbnt strny d away from Dublin boforo Mimen jailed on tho ite,i Boa. I'm * price '?utter. I'm a moneymaker: I'm tho ?no that aelln all straight Whluklo* retail at wholesale prices. Tho fol? lowing high graan 10c Whiskies 1 "ell tor 6c a drink: l'nul Jones l'uro Rye, Bhvrwood H>o WlilHkoy, Carroll Springs, pur? Maryland Rye Whiskey, Overboil Rye Whiskey, 1'nrkwood llyo Wlilskcy. All of the abovo munon A'hlnl.les aro Btrlr.tly high grade: .sateh my prices If yon dare, bout no If you run. Whtokoy In bulk at I following prices: )ld Nick l'uro Ryo, % PL. 25c; gallon.7 .. . .?4.00 joouard'a Favorite, V4 pt.. SOc; gallon.3.00 Hunter's Haltlmoro Rye, *A pt., o; gallon .4.00 Maryland Club, pt., 25c; gal? lon .4.00 I Paul Jone? l'uro Ryo, % pt., 20c; gallon.2.75 I Star A, Rye, gallon. 2.00 Moss Rose, e,ilion.2.00 Ijirkwood Pure Rye, gallon.2.00 lofforsnn Pure Hye, gallon. 1.75 Kentucky lloitrbon, gallon.1.40 Double Stamp Oln, gallon.2.001 Tba following brands of Califor? nia Wines. Port, Sherry, Ca tawlm, Claret, Dlackbofry at 26c por qt., per gallon, 76o. Prldo of North Carolina, 4 years old, gallon.2.00 I KUmmotll, per gallon.2.00 Carroll Springs, gallon.2.50 1XXXX linker Rye, gallon.2.50 N. LEONARD'S I Barrel And Bottle House 16 AND 10 MELLCN ST., Phoebus. Vs. 'Phon? fM. AIRLINE FERRY STEAMER3 Eleanor, Squirrel and Gouldman I Will land you at the new government jPier at the Exposition Grounds. Leave Leave i I Old Point Exposition A. M. A. M. I 8; 00 8:QjO 8-,(16 . I 'i K:45 0:30 , ' tl:30 10:15 \ 10:16 11:00 11:00 ll:? 11:16 P. M. J P. M. 12: no 12: ::o 1:15 1:15 Z:0() 2:00 2:45 2:45 3:80 :f::io 4:15 4:16 5:00 5:00 5:46 6:45 ?:30 6;'30 7:15 7:15 K:U0 K:(?0 8:45 8:46 fi: 30 a: 30 10:15 10:15 11:00 Schedule subject to change with? out notice. Last Boat Lcnves Exposition at 11:00 p. m. Special Continuous Round Trip Tickets, 25c. Good after 7 o'clock P. M. For Sale! I o Several very desirable llttlo ? Parins, near Hampton, ranging ? from 5 to 100 acres. Also some jj bargains In houses und lots In " S tho west end, ami around the o city. In every locality. If you % want to buy properly of any o kind would be glad go over my o o Hit with you or If you wish to o o lint your property for sale. Will o o give It my personal attention, o , o o . E. Lawson I c Bank of Hampton Building e Hampton, Va, " e Phon? No. S. o F^JJlASLiSSJUlSLSA B.gJJLxJLxJLB^ ontinued. NIGHT SHIRTS and PAJAMAS Mon'H Night Shirts.50d ' Men's Nipcl?t Shuts.?1.00 Mon'a I'.ijamaH.$1.00 Men's Nogligee Shirts,'.?Oo Mon'H Negligeo Shirts.$1.00 C. L. No. 5 Queen St. Hampton, Va. FOR RENT Hope 81 root, G-rootun, modern cohYonlolicoa . $10.00 Newport News Avoiiuo, 7 rooms, modern conveniences . 22:00 Locust St root, 8 rooms, modern conveniences . 18.011 iatibiitit Street, 6-rdoiris, city water . iti.tin Old Point Road, Grimms, city water . iO.Ofl Quuqu Street, 6-rooius . 8.50 STORES. Queen Stroot, (tfnubt?), city wnti>r; shelved ami countered.... $25.00 Queen 81 root; shelved arid countered . 12.-60 Quoeii Strcot; shelved nnd countered . P.i.r.o Queen Street, city water; Rtiolvod arid Countered . 10.00 Omen street, eliy water; shelved and countered . 10.00 King Street; shelveil ami countered . 15.00 hkai, estate business in am. its duanohbs. 6oo M. O. LACKEY, Manager, The Phillips-Lackey Co. (incorporated). real estate, rents. loans, insurance. auctioneer. is Past. Queon Stroot 'Phono :i2o. HAMPTON, VA. Souvenir Letter Containing 1<J vlcwu at the Virginia X'enlnHilln. ONLY 5 CENTS. Bend ono to your friend. sUWUP "?.'' ! Schraudt's News Stand 42 West Queen St. - Hampton, Virginia. irwamnnwriH iiiiimii'iihwiiim min m rwfWfWTTiwsTTWifi iiiii iim ??iswrnrrwtTiTwrfi" HENRY L. SCHMELZ, FRANK W. DARLING, President Vlce-Prssldsnt. The Bank of Hampton Hampton, Virginia IS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST IN EITHER HAMPTON PR NEWPORT NEWS. Capital, .... $100,000.00 Surplus and Profits, - $125,000.00 DEP08ITS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS. The only designated Doposltory In tho Stats of Virginia In Kastern Ylrglnla. We make loans on Roal Estate?NOT PKO HIUITKD?as aro the National Hanks. FOUR PER CENT INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS DEP08IT8 NELSON S. GROOME, ? - Cashier. Better Visit Here yon will find a number of the most attractive things to f?r rilsli out your home and especially tho culinary department. Tho prices are Just as low as consistent with first-class dealing will ad? mit of. Welch Klrsner's advertisements If yon really want to get tho cream of bargains. lKl i.ijf-.i ..,, .K.i^,? . j,. Kirsner's Clothing Store .lusi as well fit out tho boy for school. Here's the place to do It at. very small cost. lift*'. ?JJ JaJaVtoi .J_. 18 and 20 W- Queen St. Hampton, Va.