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ADDRESS: DAILY PRESS, NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA. COUPON. On presentation at the Daily Press Office, this Coupon and 10c entitles the bearer to one Captain John Smith Souvenir Puzzle. If the puzzle Is to be mailed, 4c must be added to covor postage. GET ONE AND GET BUSY. Geniuses Who Wot Sonic folks work as hnrd while they uro asleep as they do while awake. In Rome cases It Is recorded that thinps which could not be rerollecteil during the hours of the day came eas? ily to the min din a dream. Other cases are known where men have goju> "throughout a day unable to reach a decision upon a matter end when they sank Into slumber they dreamt the facta over anil came to a final conclusion In their sleep. It is no uncommon thing to have business1 men confes? this haWt of workfng while they ?lumber In tha: phrase: "Well, I'll sleep over It." Sometimes remarkable intellectual feats nre accomplished during the Bleeping hours. Take, for instance, the crtse of Robert Louis Stevenson. From his early childhood Stevenson ?was- a dreamer, and his dreams were borrlble. Later in life he began tp dream of Journeys wherein he would see strange towns. In the next phase he could read in bis sleep, and such wonderful books that never afterward was he content with ordinary litera? ture. Lastlty, he beg.ni to dream In sequence, and he would continue the drctiBi from the pine, where he left off the previous night. It is admitted thai Stevenson dream? ed the window sc? in; In "Jekyll and Hyde." and some of his fr|pnda are pure that the central theme of the strange hook came to the author while A Man With 3: A New York contributor to the February American Magazine saya, "See how a poor man in the metro? polis may stumble upon riches," and then he tolls the following story: ? "Four of us who five B,t the north? ern end of Manhattan Island went out for a walk. One of the four suggest cd that we take a public road which passes through the estate of Mr. So and-So. When we had admired the rich, uinu's house frotii afar, we foi lowed the public highway until wo came to Mr. So-andSo's stable. An obi man came out and we engaged iiiiu In conversation, visitors wore freely admitted, he told us. So we wont In. ''First wo saw the slalls for the horses, and all the conveniences for keeping the animals clean and com? fortable. As I passed through the corridor;; I noticed that a heating system had been installed in order (hat the temperature might be kept even. In (ho harness room I saw ked While Asleep he wns asleep. A pupil of Prof, von Swinden In Am? sterdam solved n difficult problem In his sleep, after the professor and ten of the brightest students in the class had worked for ?lnys In the effort to to Und the answer. Marquis de Condorcet, the famous French mathematician, solved a prob? lem in Integral calculus while he was asleep, although the matter had |Ur.; tried him for days. He did not write the answer and process- down aa von | Swindell's pupil had done. b-it he re? membered the solution that came to his dream, and put it on paper as soon as he awoke. Cabailis, the eminent French physi? cian, says that Franklin told llihl, dur? ing one of hia-political missions to Paris, Hint over and over again he had gene to bed 'fiu7.zlod by political events which iMCanie quite clear to him during his sleep. Ilnnte is said to have dreamed "The Divine Comedy," or at least the plot and characters, and some .part of the details. This vision appeared to him when he was only nine years old. ac? cording to some of the stories, while, us others tell it. the dream came to an? other child during a trance which cnme with a long Illness. "N Voltaire composed the flmt canto of the "Henriado" while he was asleep. "Ideas occiirrciLto me." he sa'ys, "In spite of myself, and In. which I had no part whatever." silver trappings and an interesting collection of photographs of famous horses. Some of the horses in this very [-table. I was told, had wonder? ful records on the race track. "Sn fur all was Interesting, but nothing impressed me as unnatural. "I!ul now we passed through u long hall and into a great room which served as Mr. So-and-So's private garage. And as wo passed along, our aged guide became mure communica? tive. Here were all sorts of automo? biler, including a variety of racing machines. The room must.have been a hundred feet long. In the ceiling were huge trap (Joors, twenty feet Ktpinro, through a (ravelling crane. Tills appliance was for lifting, mov? ing and testing the various machines. One enr, of special make, vv*s I he largest automobile I ever saw. As I stood In front of IL and close to It, I was reminded of the first ocean? going lug 1 ever saw, and of how much bigger it seemed to me than the lake tugs Id which, aa a l>oy, I hn<| "beon accustomed. " 'Arc these all automobiles belong? ing to Mr. So-antlSo?' l ashed. " 'Yes. but seven of them are not here.' said the old man. "Seven mn rhinos and able homes are down at the hotel.' " 'Well, bow many automobiles does Mr. Sn-and-So require for his private use?' I asked. "?lie has thirty-two,' said the old man. And then It all came out. Mr. So nnd-So has thirty-two automobiles. He has seven chauffeurs?one for him? self, one for his wife, otic for Iiis daughter, one for bis son, one for his steward, hue for his housekeeper and one for his. superintendent. in the basement of the stable Is a large^ re-, pair shop, where three machinists*are continually at wiiii,' repairing those automobiles. At present Mr. Sound So Is not inhabiting the house which my friends and I had been looking at. lie Is at one of the great hotels In NOW Yoik, where he pays $40,000 a year for bis apartments. Hut be has been there only n few weeks. And be Isn't going to remain but a few weeks longer. Although be pays for his apartment by the year, he is going to Europe in Iiis private yacht for an indefinite stay." FUNNY BASEBALL ME Selections Maria With Nation? ality and Size as the Stanriarris. - I One has only to glance over the names of the players in the American Baseball League to see that basoball Is the gamo of the masses. Kvory nationality may he found among the men playing the great national game. The Irish, of course, predominate, fol? lowed closely by the Rennaus and then the Welsh. The negro has nev i i' been able to break into profes? sional baseball. Ttuhe Foster, a color ?d pitcher of the Iceland (Hants of Chicago, is. a left-hander the oipiul of Plank, white or Waddoll. If the color line didn't bar him he would be one of the stars' of the big league. In glancing over the line-tips of the different teams the writer has se? lected the following six: The all-Ger? man, the all ?Irish, the all-Welsh, the mixed team, the midget team and the slants. Any one of the rix teams looks good and would be alilo to hold its own lu either of the Kg leagues, but tlie Irish aggregation appears to have a little on the other five. The giant, team would nverage nhont six feot, while the midgets would fall at leant six inches short of thai mark. Hero they are: Tho all-Irish team?Catcher. Sulll-' van; pitcher, Donovan; short stop, O'Le?ry; first base, Donahue; second boss. Murphy; third base, Collins; left field, Dougherty; center Held, Conroy; right field, Congnlton. The all-German loam?Catcher. Schmidt; pitcher, Alt rock; short stop, Turner; first base. Stahl: second base. Schncfer; third has-o. Yenger; left Held, Tlartsel; center Held. Hahn; right field, Filch. The all-Welsh t<am? Catcher. Ira Thomas; pitcher. Cy Morgan; short slop. George Davis; first base, Hurry j Davis; second base. Tom Jones) third I base, Jimmy Williams; left Held. Da? vy .Tones-; center field. Charley Jones; right Held, Fielder .lope.-. Thp mixed team?Catcher, Clarke. Indian; I'ltcher. Dilly, Hebrew; short stop. Wallace, Scot: fust base, Chase. American; second base. Lnjole. French; third base, Coughlln, Irish; left field, Hiuchmfln, German; center Held, Charley Jones. Welsh; right field. Anderson. Swede. Tho midget team?Catcher Ste? phens, St. Louis; pitcher, Jimmy Dy gert. Athletics; short, slop. Nill. Cleveland; first base. Harry Bemis, I Cleveland; second base, O'l.eary, Do trolt; third base, Slitpkc, Washington; jleft field. Hartsel, Athletics; center field. Hahn, Chicago; right field. Kceler, New York. j The giant team?Catcher, Wake field. Cleveland; pitcher'. Falken berg, i Washington; s-hnrt stoiv Altl/.er. J Washington; first base. .lake Stahl. Now York: second base. I shell, Chl Icago; third base, Bradley, Cleveland; left field. Pickering. Washington; center Held. Crawford, Detroit: right field. Seybold. Athletics. A YEAR OF SHIPBUILDING. The record of 1907 In the launching ? of new merchant Hblpn, as- reported by Lloyd's Register," Is noteworthy In several respects. One. perhaps the most obvious, is the decline in Great Britain's proportionate ami acltml amount of new tonnage. Thus in i 1907 the merchant i-hips launched in the United Kingdom aggregated only 1,(107.8110 tons, against l,828,:<4ii tons In 1906, while those of the rest of the world aggregated 1,170,198 in 1907, against only 1,091,420 in 1006. Thus, while in 1906 (he rest of the world produced loss than fill per cent, as much as the United Kingdom. In K'<?7 it produced nearly 7:; per cent, as much inure than one-half of tho new shipping of the world, but the mark? ed decline of the last year in her pr ) pOrtion will not escape attention. The second point Is that the Unit? ed States was a gooil second to the United Kingdom In shipbuilding last year. We have heard much Iii reci lit years about the expanslot^of German commerce and about the amoiin! pf shipbuilding as -.veil as ship purchas? ing which Germany is doing, r.nt the Uli I tod States lust year greatly sur .... - \^kM i , passed tlmt empire Germany launch-1 ?'d only 876,000 tons and purchased from ?rc?t Britain 44,000 tour a to? tal addition to her morcnntllo llooi of 339,000 tonn. But tho United States launched 476,000 tons, it is true that more than half of our tonnage?2.">7. 000 tons?must be credited to the Oreat Lakes. Yet the oceangoing out? put put of our shipyards alone was not much behind that of (lermnny ami was far ahead of that of any olh -i nation. Technical and professional mthreat will be attracted to the third point ~ namely, that of turbine construction during the year. The two gtini Cun arders, the l.usltnnla and Mauretanln must be credited to 1900. Hut with? out them last year Great Britain launched ten turbine steamers with an aggregate of 38,003 Ions "md of front 18 to 22 knots speed. The tur? bine may therefore pretty cnnllden'ly be accepted as n device which has "route to stay," though It would be rash to assume Hint it will sooc if ever entirely displace reciprocating engines. The process of displacing sails with steam goes on, however at an increasing pace. Last year the steam marine of the world was in? creased by 2,164,800 tons, while tin sailing marine wag decreased by ISO,? 000 tons. Siicli processes If continued must In llnie practically banish sail? ing craft from the seas. Hut it is by no means certain that they will be continued to that end. The In? creasing cost of fuel may Lrjforo long cnusc a reaction in favor of the mo? tive power which natuse provides without cost and Inexhaustibly, and the future may largely belong, for transportation which admits of mod? erate speed, to sailing vessels with just ?ufllcleni auxiliary mechanical power lo serve in lbe emergency of calms or contrary winds.--New York Tribune. In a Woman's Club. 'There is a motion l>efore the bouse," says Madam President, holding the gavel so that her ritigs come into tbo foreground. "What is your wish re? garding It?" ".Madam President," begins tlie new member, rising with a Mutter. ".Mrs. Justine," recognizes the presi? dent. "I move flint the motion be carried." ?Chicago Post. Whero It Hit? Him. "Ciibbison says It costs him n quar? ter every time ho goes to church." "I have uever seen him contribute a rent." "He has to get his trousers pressed." .-Harper's Weekly. He runs heavily who Is forced to run.?nnnish Proverb._ House Afient (to young married cou? ple house biintlngi-Tlie place does not luck interest. Two former tenants were drowned In this moat.?Punch. THE WATERMELON. Africa I? the Original Horns of This Luscious Fruit. The humorists always associate Hie African with the watermelon, assum? ing Hint the Inato of the colored man for his favorite dainty arises from tila life In the southern stales, where the melon vine grows lllto a weed. As a fact. Ilpwcvcr, the African tnste lor tin' watermelon ts hereditary. The vine Is a native of Africa, whore It In found Wild I" Hie great central plains of the continent, and has also been cultivated fur many ngoH. In Egypt the melons grown along the Nile rival those of southeastern Mis? souri. The melons mentioned by the Israel? ites ns being among the good things they had In Egypt were undoubtedly watermelons, for In the wall paintings about the time of the exodus the melon vine is represented) and In one case a long procession of slaves is depleted, each bearing on bis shoulder a huge dark green watermelon. Botanists say that varieties of the melon are found In southern Asia, HUtl some even claim Hint the plant growH wild in central anil South Africa, but Africa Is no doubt the original home of the melon, nml in his preference over every other kind of vegetable or fruit the African merely displays a taste Hint tins become Qxed In Ills race by thousands of years of Indulgence, for in central Africa ripe watermelons are to be had every month in the year. I?Detroit News-Tribune. A frlore Painting". She?Why. no. The stolen Gains? borough was not n hnt-it was a pic? ture. Her Husband?Ob, i thought i from the value that it wns a hat.? 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