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Boy Horseman Who Took a Long Rid*. Louis and Temple Abcrnatby, seed nlue and sis respectively, recently completed a horseback trip that ex teaded most of the way across the con? fluent. The boys are sons of Jack Abernathy of Oklahoma, noted wolf catcher aud friend of former President Roosevelt They made the trip from Oklahoma to New York to free! Mr. Roosevelt on bis return to this coun? try. They covered sbout L'.OUO miles and arrived at New York in pood health and fine spirits. Uu their way they atwpped at Washington und were received by President TafL The youngsters are expert horsemen nnd made the trip without ? inishaji. When it Is remembered that Temple Abernnthy Is only six years old, hard? ly more than a baby, the feat seems truly a remarkable one. f Tb? Managarie Man. Each of the players except two takes the name of an auimul, such ns lion, leopard, panther, monkey, etc. One of the two remaining is called the buyer aud the other the seller. The seller Is supposed to own a menagerie, so he Uas.ee an imaginary cage upon the ground and puts his beasts into if. The buyer then comes to the menag? erie and pretends to knock nt the door. The seiler asks. "Who knocks?" The | buyer replies. "A merchant." The sell? er asks. "What do you want?" The I buyer says "To buy uu animal." The seller then asks. "How much will you | pay for It?" The buyer then mentions some price, say $10. The seller then Invites the buyer to enter, asking bim at the same time what kind of un animal he wishes to buy. If an animal is mentioned that the showman has be tells it to niu out. at which It runs nvvay from the cage. Before the buyer may ruu aft? er it he has to pay the price agreed upon, and this be does by giving; ns many taps on the baud of the seller as he has mentioned dollars. Uu then pursues the animal he has fought. If it can get back to the cage without be? ing caught It takes a uevv^ name. It It Is caught the buyer pretends to cut off Its ears, after which it is considered to be a dog. The dogs have to belp catch the other animals. The game ends when all the players have been caught and become dogs. It Is hardly necessary to say that I this is n boys' game und should be| played out of doors. Questions and Answers. Who said. "We will bag the fox to-] morrow?" Com wallis. For what Is the "Crnigie House" noted? For being tue headquarters of j Washington during the Revolutionary! war; also for being the borne of Long? fellow. Who was called the "Swiss boy?" Louis Agssslz. What wns tbe "charter oak?" The1 tree In which tbe charter of Connect? icut was said to have been hidden. Who was the "Sweet Swan of Avon?" William Shakespeare. Who was known as tbe 'Teasant Bard?" Roliert Burns. Who was known as "Highland Mary?" Mary Campbell, the sweet? heart of Robert Burns. Who wss called tbe "Great Un? known?" Sir Wslter Scott. Who was "Oliver Optic?" William F. Adams What author of F.ngtand was s grest opium ester? Thomss De Guineer.? l'hlladeiphis Ledger. Month Stones. Besides having its own flower, each month has Its own stone to symbolise ft- Here tbey sre: Jsnnary?Gsroet (conslsncyi. February?Amethyst (sincerity). March-Bloodstone (cot;rage) April?I da mood flnnocencci. b?sy-F.mersld (success In love). June? Agate (long lifei Jaly-Camellsn (beettbi Angust-Rnrdonyx (happlnesst. ftememher-ChryeeBte (saottyi. October Opal (bopet. fftdellfy? Tvee Osvs Oh. each s apleadM outdoors dsyt Tbe skr Is Me*, the werte Is f'*?. To? wtM ?tr-d comes to romp ?PS To btew my sites To trrefne) asaasSB And snet-m arf kwt so.! Whtrt itir ptrt yet I Ines an teSirne dtr rwa't yea when ewsrjsjnenj w gnr then I reed my tssnke bet ^*Ae swn sere evw .4,-ft .h?C-.w? ?-r.Sf Mm* eaaes shasg tbe wen m pie -f seta's Ox BASEBALL PITCHING. I Mordacai Brown's Hook Curve and How It Is Delivered. Hugh 8. KuII.tIoii. willing In Hin j American Maajftsan* about Hi.- "Won dors of I'lichlug." says of "Three Kln naadT Brown. Hie star t wirier of I tie Cubs: "Beyond doubt Montreal Brown's 'book curve Is the :.. j* ?< dc\cl>>p j ineut of the fnst ovrrhtl ball wlik-h ?urves down and out. us ull h<hhI I curves do. Hrown bus but two entire lingers ou his right hund und only fractions of the others. His tirst fin? ger Is cut off short, and the middle linger Is wrecked so that the first Joint turns almost at right tingles toward bis thumb. Perhaps this mulilatcd band l? the secret of bis marvelous ?urves'. ?ii'wu pitches the honk m "* hand, releasing the tail at Graduated [Klints sfter the band pusses the line if the center of the body In swinging. I'pon the iKilnt lit which the bull is i NhMM by the lingers the place of. the 'break' depends, und Hrown can j by regulating the |?>lnt of release make It either describe a wide, fust I arc or. after traveling llfly feet, break suddenly nt a sharp angle from Its j ?riglnul course. If the butter retires to the Iwick of the baiter's Iwx Hrown. - by releasing the bull a flush sooner, can make It break In front of the but? ter, almost over the plate. If the but? ter moves to the front of the box to meet the curve before It breaks a sud I den Jerk of the pitcher's wrist makes the ball break several feet In front of the plate. He controls the point of the break or curve at will, except when the ball slips, as It sometimes will do L-ven with tho greatest of pitchers. Most players who faced him In duels lietween bntter and pitcher concede Hrown's curve to bo the greatest of all. but no member of the Detroit team who batted ugnlnst Overall iu tho world's chnmpioushlp series of J!)OS will acknowledge that Hrown is bet? ter. In the game that Overall pitched. ' the final one of the series, his curve broke In such un astonishing manner as to surprise even himself. Overall pitches his curve with a wide, sweep lug, overhand swing, releasing the ball over the side of his Index linger just as his hand turns downward." Cradles Unfashionable. Cradles lire going out; children nro not wearing them any more. People tell us that rocking Is unhygienic. Ba bles. according to Banden Idea, should go to sleep naturally in a stationary germ proof Ix-d with antiseptic pillows and a sanitized rattle. Sent'meiit may snve the cradle for a little while, but sooner or later It srtfl go to the dusty attic along with the haircloth sofa. Maybe the infant of tomorrow will bear up somehow under these ucciimu bated misfortunes, will struggle along: somehow to maturity, but what about the artists, the |ioets, the song writers? ; What a world of sentiment and melody has been woven around the theme of the mother aud the gently rocking era- | die! What kind of soug will the poor poet of the future be able to make a 1 ?out nn enumeled iron crib with brass tr i in ni i ngs ?? S uecoss M a ga z i ne. Telephoning With Light. rhototelephouy has reached a com-1 metcial basis in Germany. Krnst Uhu- i tner of Berlin has contrived an appara tus by which intelligible s|>eech cm l>e transmitted over n distance of nine miles with the aid of a beam of light. ; The principle of the machine is based upon the sensitiveness of an arc light to sound, combined with the projK-rty of selenium, of varying Its electrical resistance with the slightest variations in the Intensity of a ray of light fall? ing upon if. A searchlight projector nt the transmitting end and a selenium cell in a telephonic circuit at the re? ceiving end nre the essential features of the apparatus. For use in mls'y weather, when speech would be inau? dible, the Inventor has contrived a method of transmitting Morse sound signals by i>eriodic pulsations of the ilghL?St. Louis Republic. 1 Good Time to Turn Farmer. In theory there never was a better time than right now' for a sensible man to move from city to country/The movement has been away from the farm until prices of nil kinds of food and Ober are high. There Is nothing In sight to Indicate that prices will be greatly reduced by Increased produc? tion. A crop well grown ami handled with good business judgment will be reasonably sure of sale at a fair price. There never was s time when It was so easy to learn new methods and the principles of .scientific farming A duo starting now may rweiie at one* the benefit of thirty years of the eineri ence and study of good farmers awl scientific experts.?II. W. Colllngwood ' in Metropolitan Magazine. Iceland. Iceland U perhaps the o.ily country Hn the world with a strongly devel? oped IPer?ry history which remains In the name nncbangrd state of nature today as It did l.Ofm years ago. when the characters of the great sagas roamed the rocky slopes of the pic torr*qoe Island or when t>if Erimon and his hardy oarsmen sailed the eras, even to America, severs] rrnfnries tie fore Cotnmbits was l?*rn. |*rr?fes?oc W II fVttonvid of Harvard university will bead ao expedition to Iceland this year ami hopes to Bod mtieh of Interest connected wltb the ar?c to-tjl myths and legends. TSa Risky Place. *1 used ?er think It wnx a good hies ter keep In de middle er de road " ?atd BtsCMi rurtey. tmn ef yon walk? dar ta dm day an" time de orterrooM'e win ama' knock yon sky fekrk~-Atlanta ENTERPRISING Jefferson Avenue Business Peopl Who Believe in Publicity and are Hustling for Your Patronage. Read the In? ducements They Are Offering to the Purchasing Public of Newport News and Vicinity. %<? 7rV JEFFERSON BANK of Newport News Every working man, some lime or oilier, gets Into positions where he Is squeezed light, llnanclally. Very olten it Is hard to see how to get out. % good growing deposit ac? count in our bank helps amazingly. M :-: The Jefferson Bank of Newport News W K II AVK TUE BEST UKADE OF BLUE SERGE PINKETT, rWj Jefferson Ave. & 25th St., Newport News. We Are Prepared To MI It the public with any Kind of ImiuKm. pictures. Jewelry, silverware, cut glass, imported cluaware, line Ml rubber goods. THE CRUTCHFIELD NOVEL? TY MKG. CO. 2413 Jefferson Ave. Next door Crown Savings Bank. SMITHFIELD HAMS. 26c IB. Qwaltney's or Joyner's Brand. G. S. BARNES. CROCER AND BUTCHER. 2901-03 JEFFERSON AVE. Bell 'Phone 157. SKIRTS.85c and Up. WAISTS.25c and Up Si l I S.?1.75 and Up Notions and Novelties. McGalfs Variety Store 25th. St. and Jefferson Ave. Look for the Big Red It stands for "Best Service" In REAL ESTATE. Every person who has bought Real Estate through inu during tic. last t?elvo months has made money. My specialty Is colored tene? ment propci ty. For ten years 1 have made i p. cialty of boy intr. selling and managing this class of properly. My office is on the ground and 1 am thor? oughly posted as to values. What 1 am (hung for others will do for you. Call, write or pbonu E.G. Brown, Inc 2411 Jefferson Ave. Bell phone 397. Newport News, Va. The CROWN SAVINGS BANK Wants your banking business and will send for It. Simply 'phone 397?Bell 'phone, and our service Is at your com? mand. Open Evenings CROWN SAVINGS BANK 2411 Jeff. Avenue, City Jefferson SHOE Palace Home of High-class Footwear! and Gent's Furnishings. M. W. GREENSPON, Proplstor. 2150 Jefferson Ave. Vhy not spend your money with J.E.& J.T.LLEWELLYN 27th St & Jefferson Ave. where you get the best of groceries for your money and 5 per cent discount on all cash purchases. Hotel 1 The Senate FAMILY LIQUORS AND WINES A SPECIALTY. Pool Room In Connection. 25th Street and Jefferson Ave. m \ 4 4 4 i We cater especially to mall order business and family liquor trade. Phone us your order. Bell 'Phone 247. GRAFF'S CUT RATE MAIL ORDER LIQUOR HOUSE. 2152 Jeff. Ave. Bell 'Phone 247. Don't pay the high priese for meats when you can buy cheap for cash st W. H. SEARS Ths Butcher, 23rd. street and Jefferson Ave set .no m A Pleasant Surprise That's what you've got comma when you get your first month's gas sBl fur cooking and lightning. We venture the opinion tuat It will not be one-halt as Jarge as you ex fttvti it would be. i If you think that gas is too ex i pensive for you to uso for cooking j why not satisfy yourself on that : point? ' We'll charge you nvtning for tell? ing you about what the amount ot gas you'd likely use would cost you each month Just think or the com? fort you're missing by not having a gas range. Newport News Gas Co. ' Office Cor. 31st and Washington avenue. Both phones No. 84. New? port News, Va. VIRGINIA TRANSFER And Storage Go. Successor to VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. HAULING PROMPTLY DONK FromaP?RGEL to An ENGINE FREIGHT, BAGGAGE. FURNI? TURE AND SAFRS. CARE? FULLY AND PROMPTLY MOVED. REASONABLE RATES 1 Notice! Ws hsve accepted the agency fo IVORY Wall Plaster and have s supply reedy fee de? livery st sn sttractive pr.ee. J. W. JACkSON & CO. Bell 'Phone 39?. 2ffth Street RBVNOLPS BROS Authorized Agents tor Following Fire Insurance Comoanies Property Advertised Free of Cost. 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Call at our office and talk It over. at OLD DOMINION LAND CO. HOTEL WARWICK BUILDING. NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA. BUMMER ELECTRICAL COMFORT add imanensoly to life's pleas? es** dsrana the beams' term. Wlrbo.it enumerating to* many electrical devices end ap? pliance* that can be intr<?du:-cd Into the domestic arrangement of yoor home, we would call ysmr attention psn icalariy to tbs satufs* 'Ion to be jhtained from the FAN MOTOR. DRIVER ELECTRIC CO. Elsctricoi Bontrscters and Sup pttss. Mm IBS. BP W?Mtostoe. Avs. vV**WJ>0^t P^CwVS, VsaL Hammocks Hammocks From $1.15 to $6.00 BEST $2.23, $2.50 AND $3.00 HAMMOCKS EVER OFFERED IN THE CITY. i ALSO 98c PORCH ROCKER, 2 COLORS. REGULAR ?1.50 VALUE. SEE OUR NORTH WINDOW ft! FOR HAMMOCKS AND LAWN FURNITURE, f v CHAPIN BROS., Inc. 3004-6 Washington Avc, Newport News, Vau "Schmelz Brothers, Bankers" Stands for Satisfactory Service and Four Per Cent. 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