For the Children
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?
Who was called the "Swiss boy?"
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
What author of F.ngtand was s grest
opium ester? Thomss De Guineer.?
Besides having its own flower, each
month has Its own stone to symbolise
ft- Here tbey sre:
April?I da mood flnnocencci.
b?sy-F.mersld (success In love).
June? Agate (long lifei
October Opal (bopet.
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
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
"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 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 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
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. %<?
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
Jefferson Ave. & 25th St., Newport News.
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
Every person who has bought
Real Estate through inu during
tic. last t?elvo months has
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.
Wants your banking business
and will send for It. Simply
'phone 397?Bell 'phone, and
our service Is at your com?
2411 Jeff. Avenue, City
Jefferson SHOE Palace
and Gent's Furnishings.
M. W. GREENSPON, Proplstor.
2150 Jefferson Ave.
Vhy not spend your money
27th St & Jefferson Ave.
where you get the best of
groceries for your money and 5
per cent discount on all cash
Pool Room In Connection.
25th Street and Jefferson Ave. m
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
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
' 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
' Office Cor. 31st and Washington
avenue. Both phones No. 84. New?
port News, Va.
And Storage Go.
to An ENGINE
FREIGHT, BAGGAGE. FURNI?
TURE AND SAFRS. CARE?
FULLY AND PROMPTLY
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
Authorized Agents tor Following
Fire Insurance Comoanies
Free of Cost.
Rents a Specialty.
Money on Hand
To Lend at
6 Per cent.
No Charge for
Printed Rent List
Dont you want one ? ::
.Fidelity I nderwriters _$3?
Herman American . 16
Now York Ciiutrwriters .. 23
Queen Insurance Co.. 4
Springfield Fire & Marine. V
Northern Assurance Co.... 4,
Fidelity I'lienix ~...77... *. ."l4,
Niagara . 6,
National . 9,
Atlas Assurance Co. t.
National Union . 3,
Providence-Waah'ugton ... 3,
: They are only the
How Much Have You
Saved the Last Year?
WATCH YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
When yon see a good thing take IL Now )a the time to start n at
tags account Prospects werj never bettor.
Put Your Savings Into a Home
Buy a lot while they am cheap. Build your boms. The money yon
save paying rent will pay for your boms.
We bare lots for sale or leaae In all nans of the city. OUR TERMS
ARE EASY. Call at our office and talk It over. at
OLD DOMINION LAND CO.
HOTEL WARWICK BUILDING.
NEWPORT NEWS. VIRGINIA.
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
BP W?Mtostoe. Avs.
vV**WJ>0^t P^CwVS, VsaL
From $1.15 to $6.00
BEST $2.23, $2.50 AND $3.00 HAMMOCKS EVER OFFERED IN THE
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"
Four Per Cent. Interest
The Largest and Strongest Bank In the City
The BANK OF SERVICE
It ih our constant endeavor to give the best potsibi*
servit e to our patron* *nd if you want the best yoa
should open an account with as.
Citizens AMarine Bank
sw SECURE PROMPT POLITE *
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News, are ? m ;?!? irsaraatoa of iu Financial strveeta.
mma totakxac fcasteeee tarried.
The First National Bank
United State? Depositary, feewpeit Newe, VtL
CAPITAL, ?tOOOOO; SUR PL 0*^1000?
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