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Brief hum of tue Foun??r oi Newport*
f\ QREAT RAILWAY MAGNATE.
Over 75,000 Men Employed in Conneetion With
His Various Interests.
Collis P. Huntington was 'born in
IHarwington, Conn., In 1821. His early
schooling was ' such as the average
country boy re.elves, and h? is a self
? educated men. When 16 iyears of age
lie went to New York. After spending
several months in that city he went
to Onei.nta. N. Y., and engaged in the
general merchandise business with his
brother, Solon' Huntington, with whom
he iremalned a few years. In 1S49. when
the gold fever broke out, he started for
Caliifbrnla, via the Isthmius of Panama.
iAfter being detained1 three months on
the Isthmus he finally sailed for Cali?
fornia, n?here h? soon went into the
hardware business, taking as his part?
way. After innumerable problems had
been studied and' solved, and' almost
insurmountable difficulties overcome,
the railroad was finally completed to
Ogden. Utah, May 10. 1S69.
Not content with the most remarkable
achievement of modern Dimes, Mr.
Huntington, parcel Ving the advantages
of a southwestern line to New Orleans,
began with Mis associates the construc?
tion of the rente. His famous contest
with Tom Scott in building a line
across the State of Texas .s t-o familial
to need recounting.
^Following the completion of the
Suthoin Pacific Mr. Huntington ac
COLLIS P. HUNTINGTON.
nor Mark Hcpkins. This partnership
continued until the death of Mr. Hop?
kins, and the business is curried on
today, with Mr. 'Huntington a memlber
of the firm by which it is conducted.
Mr. Humtington never haid the goid
fever 'himself, but he promptly rcc>:g
otzed that there was a field in Cali?
fornia for an' immense trade. Prices
were 'high, but the shipments of coods
around the IHorn to California .occupied
a long time. tHais hardware firm be?
came prosperous, and when the Pacific
railroad project was brought before the
public Mir. Huntington, after studying
the subject thoroughly, became a thor?
ough believer in the feasibility of es?
tablishing railroad^ oammiunleation be?
tween the Missouri and the Pacific
coast- His partner joined with him,
and he finally induced1 a number of
others, among whom was Leland Stan
feed and Charles Crocker, b> form an
organization which should furnish the
necessary funds for a. survey over the
mountains. The survey demonstrated
the practicability of the proposed line,
the ifouT men named finally becoming
the nticfleus of the Central Pacific rail
quired -and built e number of roads east
of the Missouri, including the Chesa?
peake & Ohio, Chesapeake & South?
western, Kentucky Central, Eiizabeth
town, Lexington \fe Big Sandy, and the
Louisville. New Orleans & Texas, until
at lost he was able to do what no
other man has yet accomplished?ride
on his tracks from the Atlantic Ocean
to the Golden .Stata on the Pacific
The pecple .:X Newport News cure fa?
miliar with his jrreat sftCpyard, which
he conceived as an independent propo?
sition and carried out without govern?
mental or other financial aid. Like?
wise are they familiar with the fact
thbt he established and maintains the
Huntington sehcol, to which children
o; shipyard employees are admitted firee.
Mr. Hcmtmgton's jntelHectual acumen
has enabled him to command the tal?
ents of men welt qualified to promote
and advumce his undertakings, and to
this fact much ioC his success is attrib?
About 75.000 men- are employed in
connection with Mr. Huntington^ var?
Newport News Gas Company.
rphe Newport News Gas Company is
one of the latest additions tx> the many
city-like improvements that have been
added to Newport News, and is now an
a fair way to be considered' one of the
prosperous business enterprises of the
city. The company began operations in
October, 1897, and' on (February 2, 1898,
g-ae was1 turned on for the first t:m.e.
The Company"? plant consists of a com?
plete set of 'ttyowe" improved water gas
apparatus, with all the up-to-date ap?
pliances necessary to make a complete
gas works, and tiwo gas holders of 50,
000 cubic ifeet capacity. The works are
?*oaated on Twenty-first street, near
Waiiwtck avenue, and the buildings are
of the most substantial character, being
a guarantee of the energy and push
they intend to exert to make their gas
works the model plant of the south.
The price of gas is. as fixed by city
ordinance, $1.60 per thousand feet for
light, and $1.00 per thousand feet for
fuel and power. Gas of 24-candle power
is supplied, and the light has given en?
tire satisfaction to the numerous pat?
rons, as is shown by the many exten?
sive stores and dwellings tbat are noiw
suprdied entirely with gaslights. Gas
for fuel at $1.00 per thousand is the
cheapest possible fuel, and the advan?
tages gained are too apparent to need
special mention, 'but the absence of dirt,
ashes and annoyance, the entire con?
trol of the gas, and the kind of fire
required, the gain in weight of articles
cooked, will contribute much to make
gas cooking and heating generally ac
?ness and residence sections cl the city.
l'Je CutlUpleUOU Ol U?-e ga.S pl-illl WiU
bive ait our oiuzeiis u>e auvauiuge or u.
?.vinpiece gas wonts managed, oy repre
sen.ume, eiiergecic o-isniesa men, ?-no
aie ueierrajneu to uo everyuii?ng possi
uue to assist tile material ptug'itss of
cue city, ana uou u. ttevv ieauUTe to the
many advantages ol -Newport -News. An
in vi cation to cai'i at tue o-mpuny's
viuce is extended, to ail.
Ui? Dominion bteanisiuo Go.
The Old Domimon Steamship Com?
pany is one oi ine ^iiosl ia,puruan;t lae
toi? in tue u?-m-ioercal nie o. iNe?vpwrc
-\e\\s, ui.d ris lacntHies -u-r inecLjiig tue
wa-nts ol pia?ciigfia ana xtanaiiug ul
ire.am at m.s |iu.t are very superior.
iL is tile longest oaiiy v*-ean pcu>s*.n
ger und last Irengnt line in tue wowa,
and .me service perlormea py uie com?
pany's neei ox svrew steamships .s un
suiparsed. In-addition tij its taige ocean
going paiauat steamers, smaiuer vessels
piy tne waters ot Vitrgin.u and Ca.rol.ina
nvers, naming tnouoanos ol tuns ot
ueigii't and passengers annually.
'ii.e lleet 01 steamers ot the oid Do?
minion Sieamsnip company are um'ong
the linesl and lleeiest taut pi'j'i t'"e
Anver.tuu waters, trued Up witn every
convenience -cor .cne coinfu'it cu its pa?
sengeis and tne tao.e. wnicn is. indue a
speciauy witn this Hue, iu..y ueurs i.ut
uie rep Uta. con raiuu..sr.cj uy trie loie
as 'being ,the besi turd m?je>t ijuera?ly
suppled of any steamship line on. tne
Chesapeake li?y and tributary livers.
The steatneis are the PacneecS Anne,
3,300 tons; Jamestown, 3,UW to..s; York
town, 3,two tons; Guyandotte, 2,w) tons;
Old Domini,...n, ^,300 tons, and Rieh
mond, l,5xX) tons, comprising its main
dee1!, and eleven subsidiary steamers i_n
the Virginia and North Co'.oltaa routes.
Besides this immense neet tr.ey own
and operate u large number ol tugs
jnd barges in their halber service here
and in .New York. H. A. Bourne is
president of the company, and W. L
iuiliadeuu, vice-president and tiafTc
nanag-er with offices in New icrkCuy
Jr. M; B. Crowell. the company's age..t
neie and in Not folk, is or.e ?f the pion?
eers nf this city.
Ask y. ur newsdealer for the 'Wash?
ington Post, the great mecropolitati
Read today's news 'in the Washington
Post. Arrives here at 11 A. XI. ever}
Read the Virginia news in the Wash?
ington Post. Yon can get it ut 11 A. M
daily a n d Sunday.
HOW WAR IS DECLARED.
The Code of Nations, as Some Diplo?
mats Unde:siand It.
(St. Louis Globe-Democrat.)
"How is war declared?" some one
asked a statesman this week. "Usually
by a cannon shot." was the reply. This
country did go to war ence by adopting
a resolut'on. Most cf the fighting had
begun without legislative preliminaries.
The civil war opened wth the firing on
Fort Sampler. Just how rice war with
Spain will begin, if there is one. cannot
be forecast fn m anything in the rules
>:" Congress. It may be that war with
Spain has already started. Thai wiirbt
known when the ccurt of inquiry 0n t'ft?
'.\Ia:ne reports. It the ship was destroyed
by a torpedo that was an act of war,
whether Bianco knew the torpedo was
to be dragged against the i-iow of the
ship or not. If only half a dozen Span?
ish officers were in the plot and towed
the engine of destruction to its place.
Slpain Ibas committed the overt act of
war just as match as if a gun squad had
wheefltd one of the big guns of Morro
Oastiie into position and sent a shel! into
the magazine of the Maine.
Ail that the court must do is to report
to the President that the Maine did not
?Wow up, but was blown up. That will
mean the -wair has started. Uncle Sam
must get ready to fight. The chip has
been knocked from his shoulder. There
Is nothing for him to do but to come
back at his enemy. If there is to be any
parieying it must come from Spain.
That country, can offer defense, or ex?
planation, or indemnity, or reparation,
If Spain, does nothing af tetr the court re?
ports that the Maine was Mown up, a
return blow nvust be struck by the Uni?
ted' States and as quickly as the ships
can move. Such, is the code of nations,
as s>oime of the best diplomats at Wash?
ington understand it.
fftead today's news in the Washington
Post. Arrives here at 11 A. M. every
constructed emitirely of brick, witih slat* !
and 'iron, iroof. The office of the com?
pany Is a't 2713 "Washii<ngticm> avenue. The
company has at this time extended the
street main system over neaiUy every
street in the bui't tip portion of the
c?tiy, and is rapidly connecting many
stores, business places amd residences
along these lines.
Thi officers of the company are: Pres?
ident, w". J. Payne, Riclunioind, Va.;
Secretary and Treasmrer, ID. C. Zolii
koffcr. 'Richmond, Va., and Suoeirtotend..
ent, W. & Bowes, Newport News, Va.
The company is backed by some of tihe
b-flt business mett otf the State, amd by
men Whose success along other lines is
R VIEW OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT
ceptable and a ranch to be desired ad?
dition! to the ?well kept and managed
Besides the manufacture of gas, the
details of which are looked after with
th?= mcvsv ecnipuicus care, the company
has established a store for the sale of
gas appliances of all. kinds, and1 is do?
ing a great deal to popularize the use
of gas by pushing In the most honor?
able m?nfier the business of f urnishing
everything pertaining to the use of gas
both for light, heat and .power at Teas
onaible rates. The street main system
of -the company will be extended large?
ly during the coming summer, and will
eveartualiLyi reach' all trie desirable buel
British purists jegard with envy the
Dutch village of Diuxverloo, where
?hanging underclothes out to dry in
places visible to the public is punished
by a heavy fine for the first offence,
and by imprisonment for the second1.
?French post office employees are be?
tween the devil and the deep sea. They
have just received an ouder first for
Wlddilmg them to read1 pctetaO cards, and
next directing them not to allow insult
i iug or libellous postal cards to pass
throtigni the mails.
You get the "Washington Post everv
day at U A. M. (Daily, 3c; Suudvy, 5c.
Ask your newskiealler for dt.
How Its^Fine Plant is Op^
i . * crated.
A MODEL POWER HOUSE
Interesting Facts in Relerence
to an Almost indispen?
One of the best equipped electric
plants in the South is that operated Oy?
the Peninsula Electric I/igi.t und Power
Organized ira 1891, i'ts business has
steadily been added to until a visittoits
well-appoisitsd planit on Virginia ave?
nue, between Twenty-fourth and Twen
ty-hfth streets, puts one's head in a
whirl wjth thoughts of massive und in?
In the lighting ^epartmem|-. the com?
pany has four incandescent and three
arc light dynames, with a capacity of
3,200 incandescent and' ITS arc lights.
LA. new 100-honse ]w?er Greene engine
has jus* been placed in position to meet
the -.nci-eastd demand -f?r electric lights
and power. This makes four of these;
100-horse power Gueene engines now in
position! in the plant.
The company mow has six boiitirs in
position?four of 100-hoirse power each,
and two of 70-hoise power. Two 1&0
norse power boilers, which have been
received, will be placed in position us
iOjn as the boiler room cam ue en
The Edison dinedt cu'.rer.t is used for
.ncande¢ hghr.ng. and the Thom
sj. n-llocstoii system for aitc lighting.
TC-.e system and i^peiaitioii .. f the
plant has. Iven running so regularly,
.vilth scarcety- u stoppage or lucU'k in
its service that most their customers
.lave dispensed with their o.-l lumps,
.vnich weie uso.l ??.? kepi on hand form?
al iy in Ca?? of emergency.
In addition to l-.ghtir.g the streets ana j
l'U'iin'ishing incandescent and arc 'iighits
and motor power to a nuwljer of firms
and privute individuals tr.iis company
io-cs an immense i-.e and- cold storage
business, and are mow malcini- prepa?
rations to do a still larger business
along this line in the future. A new 14
ton refrigerating machine has jusi b.en
put in to handle their-eoldstoragebus?
ness. They have three other ice ma?
chines, with a daily capacity of 40 ton.-,
?xclusive of the cold storage.
The company is just ?completing a
iarge ovld storage warehouse at a cost
of about $15,000. Tbi* buii'ldlLr.g will
have a storage capacity ijf 1.000 tons of
io?, and willl be fitted up wiilth an ele?
ctor to raise end lower the Immense
blocks of frozen -water, \ hlle a tru'vel
ing e;u.ne, tunning from one er.d of the
building tii the other, will be -used to
:>la-.e -the blocks in [Kisition. Ammonia
-.-oils are run alii around the 'building 'in
order to keep the temperali'Cu-e at the
proper point. The coid storage ware?
house is -nun by- an auxliiioiry electric
UNITED STATES WARS
plant, which furnishes both light and
I*>wer for the building.
The company has ordered three new
ice wagons, making eight to alii during
the summer trade. It is qu?te evaUewt
that it. expects to "cut some ice" this
(The officers of the company are:
President and WJamagei^E. C. ?HSlHyer.
Vice-President?L. P. Stearnes.
Treasure!"?W. B. Vest.
Seane?ainy?J. H. Wickham.
Much of the success of the ?eompamy
is due to the energy amd' executive abil?
ity of Mr. H'illyer and the zeal and ca?
pacity of the assistants by whom hte has
Mr. HilJyer came to Newport News in
1S83, being one of the pioneers of the
caity. He openatied a floumdry and mia
chline shop until 1889, when he begam the
manufacture of ice -machines. In 1891
he was elected' to the posi'tSon hie now
The present facilities of the compamy
wiiM place it In position to fc&mdie both
branches of ilts business tn an emit Miel y
Read today's news in the Washimgjtom
Post. Afrives here at 11 A. M. every?
You get the Washington Posit every
day at 11 A M. DoHly, 3c: Sunday, 5c.
Ask your newsde&fler for it.
(Erom the 'Courier-Journal.)
In the arms of tWy father, the Sea.
With prayer? and ?Godspeed we com?
mend thy falte.
As we laiunch thee forth on his mighty
The glory and pride of the "Biuegrass
The lESarth wan thy mother, thy form of
'Prom her glowing heart was blasted
FW the shining wood of the polished
Hot forests of pine and oak were
Over the breast of thy 'ftather. the Sea,
ThbuV' carry our .banner tfrom shore
Flaunting its colors in- every clime,
A message of peace or a brand of War.
I.nito the arms of thy father, the Sea,
Wfth prayer amd' Godspeed we com?
mend, thy fate,.
As we launch thee forth ?n hiis mighty
The glory and prid* of the "Biuegrass
Ask your newsdealer for the Wash?
ington Post, the great (metropolitan
You get the Washington Post, every
day at 11 A. M. Daily, 3c; Sun lay, 5c.
Ask your revedealer for it.
THE OLD NftVY.
Ships That Won Naval
Fame tor Americans.
Wben the war Oif dmd'epemdenoe 'begajn
in 1775 there existed mo mavoil force
whatever in amy of the colomiies!. The
Continental Oomgress' was so 'busily en
guged in providding for am army that t-ve
equipment of a navy, at first, received
no attention. The msariitiuie Jiaibits of
the people, however, especially im iNerw
England, turned inidlividuat enterprise
toward the ocetam, and if proper comis
aions could 'haive been secured t'h? sea I
would huive swarmed with priveuteenj.
lAss it was, every owner sought to have
his vessel commissioned, amd .t'he people
of .Massachusetts limai'liy rose im tiheir
majesty as a sovereign commonwealth
and established courts of admiralty umd
unacted la ws to encourage nautical en
It was not untli October, 1775, or six
months after the battle of Lexington,
Uhialt congress took steps for the organ?
ization oi a navy. On October 13, a taw
wa? irassed by congress ordering two
small schooners to toe equipped f?jr tihe
pur poise o? intercepting supplies for tihe
'British army. On October 30 two moire
(iruiseirt? 'Were authorized, a.nd privaite i
boa ts and merchant vessels were denied
'the right to fly pemmaJiits 1m the p rei-tinee
of t4*e con'tHnemtail ships.
By the ofoee of 'this year c-.yn.grtss had
?iuthonlzud 'the equipment of seventeen
nren-of-war. carrying frvjm ten to tihuity
guavs. am<l had appointed ..Esvk Hoptol.ni;
Oommamder-in-'Ohiief of the mew miivy.
EARLY NEWPORT NEWS.
How the City L?ooked f&iglia
teen Years Ago.
Two Houses Occupied by White Families and a Few Negro
Huts. Reminiscences of a Pioneer.
On the 26th day of November, ISiu, I i
landed at Old Point Comfort in.company
with -Mr. I. Eugene White the contiac
tor why 'had engaged to construct the
;. Tm-inal Improve'menits a't Newport
News. We hired a matn to drive us over
u'ivd were ?xm si.arted on the way. Our
driver, whose name wi.vs Peter, suid his
horse was able to perform ithe journey
to .Newport 'News amid back again in
rime 'to connect with the Steamer Nor
thaimirto'n. at 2:30 1'. SI., for Norfolk.
When we saw 'the horse we doubted his
slaying quaW'tCes. but as we had r.o !
choice, we Slurred a; 7 A. :M? and at
10:30 o'clock, after traversing a. very
r W. A. Post.)
! piers atoms the water front, were suffl
atenitily advanced to transact the busi?
ness of tihe railroad, tne MSasrtenni Bx
betnston' of the C. & O. was comj>le*ed
Co Newport 'Mews and thtrough connec?
tion 'With the main line eBta/Mished. In
the meantime a little colony was set?
tled 'here, the streets laid out, and the
I town of Newport Mews became a, foot.
One of the first necessities required by
I the early settlers was a house of wor?
ship, but in the 'beginning; the only
place available was a rough board
l?lkling. which was afterwards tetouitt
and converted into what is now known
as the "Hotel de Bumi,' and (used as
and a sufficient number of oflleeirs, -in- |
eluding John Paul Jones amd Nicholas I
Middle, who Shortly afterwards dtst-ri
jruii-hed .themselves b ? their daring ex?
After tlie DeeUuttfii..n of Indepen- I
detnoe Congress took vigvwMus steith? t.. |
Increase the emeientiey of .the m vy. In |
October, 1776. it authorized another fri?
gate ar.d two cutters to be built: and.
in November, three seventy-fours, five
additional frigates, a i3kw.p-o.f-wir and
a.'tucket. In January, 1777, another tri-,
State 'and another staop-ttf-war wen- or
BITRfD'S EYE VIEW CSF NEWPORT N
i ire u.-us im nl. which few ?persUTi? Jiv
i'liS in I'ht'.s K'eoiiitun indiaiy could lind, we
arrived in the ?h?re ?>f the .Tames, that
Is ixiw occupied hy the city of Newjiort
News. Tiv.i houses occupied Hy white
famiMes and a few huiis futinlisthlms
home* for negroes, 'were scattered over
U'.i? area niiw compriised w?tlhln 'the llm
i'.'i of the city.
Scattered around on nil sides were
earthworks Mid ??her evldvcwe? of the
iat-e ciy.ii'll'.'C't between the ?"tiates, and de
s ??'?vi 'i 'ii was everywhere.
We were iii'.mtd'iaU'i'y strut. 1c with
HIPS" IN THE HAlRBOR.
dered, and eight vessels seized upon the
seat; were directed to toe equipped as na?
Alt the same 'time Hopkins wan. re?
tired as Commander-in-Ohlef, and Con?
gress regulated the rank of uhe different
officers. Tweroty-four captains were
appoimted to take preoedenmee as theor
naimes stood upom the dis-t, Jl_m.es Ni
c'hoiiiOTi being the first.
The greatest number of vessels ait any
one tSane in the sernice of congress dur
ing the Revolution, was t-weoity-flve.
Additionall vessels were built, but the
strength of the navy was at no time in?
creased because these boats simply off?
set the losses.
The history of the niaivai operatiiciins of
the Revolutionary war consiists chietTy
of details of actions, -which, considered
simgly, are of very little im-portumce;
but which, taketn as a whole, contribut?
ed much to the final victory. Towinird
the close of the war the presence of a
French fleet and the fVwmiaition of a
treaty between France and the United
States led to the -negiect of the -nlaivy.
which was ailowed to dwindle aw- so
that uipcm the restoration of peace ail
of the ships- bu'Mt or purchased during
?the war -had either been captured or de?
stroyed toy the enemy or sold by the
When the Alliance, .the -last of these
vessls, was sold- on January 3, 1785, the
United States did not own, it is be?
lieved, a single war vessel, a.nd then the
first Ameri-dan navy, whcih had Kprumg
into existence as if by magic and sue- 1
ceeded in defeating the strongest, mart- I
time power of the world, was sOmply a ;
memory and a name.
Sil-COINTD NAVY A1NID ITS PROG-R'EISK
Beyond a bare hiaif-duzen frigates j
and1 a number of useless little gumb.uts,
which were ordered toy congress from |
time to time, owing to the trouble with j
Algiers and Fraince, there was no Am- -
t-rican navy up to 1811. A mistaken j
?idea of economy ein the ptart of the Gov- i
ernmen.t dti-:counitenanced any further j
expenditures for naval purposes. Yet, !
the frequent demand for .protection, to j
American sailors and- American com
merce made it impemitlve that some de- i
finite action be takeh, and aocordiimgly
President Washington submitted the
whole subject to congress en March 27.
1794. The message contained the first
distinct recommeindlaition of a nntv-ai
force. It authorized- the President to
to provide and equip four ship-:- of
forty-four guns and two of -thirty-six
or, in lieu thereof, a naval force not ex?
ceeding in the whoie the provisions of
?the act, -no ship to carry less Ittiiam
?thirrty-two guns. Thus, the Constitu?
tion, forty-four guns: President, forty
four; United' Staes, forty-four; Chesa?
peake, thirty-six; CorusteMtafiiboin, thirty
six, and Congress, thirty-six, were con?
The solid fou-idaltioinsj of a permanent
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
tire inu^nifieent possibilities afforded
by ihe harbor, and while we were uan
pressed 'by rhe judgment amd foresight
manifested 'by Mr. Huntington, we won?
dered why this point had not long be?
fore been recognized and utilized as a
site fvir a city. ' <
Early in December we \began the
work of construction aind soon the scene
of desolation was transformed into one
of act'Pvity. In the spring 'the work of
building the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail?
way was commenced at this end; it had j
been 'previously started from (Richmond
and, by the tiiime the (bulkheads and !
iwairters for the 'Hotel "Warwick ser?
vants, then used! as a workshop toy the
employees oT the railroad company.
Into this house, with a carpenter'*
bench as a pulpdt, the 'Rev. Mr.'Mayo
preached the tfiirst sermon heard to
-Newport Vews, while Ibis tsongregatlon
was seaieo upon rough ooards. bundles
of shingles and nail ke?b, and I venturb
to say that no more Impressive reli?
gious sctvlces have ever been held In
this city. Services were eifterward held
in a temporary depot erected byi the
Tuilrcod company, and later In the
rooms of (Mrs. Gar nett'a house In ?be
port of the city knc'wn as "the Actre."
Nine-tenths of the population, of New?
port Nows was at that time living in
Hotel Warwick and the elevator were,
completed in IS83 and the building up
? .r .N ewport News wals slowly progreee
Thene was a community of imltereBts
: o those days, and the people were
! happy a:,d contented. The Union Cha?
pel served as the one thiouse of worship
acid was supported toy all denomiinia.
tr.ona here. The building of the dry
dock. 1SST-S. marked the beginning of a
new era. In 1S90 the population, had
! grow n to over 4,000 and Newport Newa
was quite a lively town, with a news?
paper, sevehal stones, churches amd
schoo'lhouses. The first newspaper es?
tablished, in Newport iNewts was called
The Wedge. The editor andi proprietor,
wbosje- name was Cash Thomas, was a
peculiar start of an individual; he bjo
j centred a position as "landscape'golde?
ner" for the old Dominion (Land, Com?
pany, and evidence of his skill as a
gairdenie-r may be seen today In o?d
l*hotosi of Hotel' Warwick, shwwitus
i Warwick Park inn the foreground.
AH evidence of his ability as an edi?
tor has varnished long ago. The iWediga
was published with more or less regu?
lar! ty for several months, after which It
was purchased, by Mr. John Vitatey, and
the title changed to "The Commercial,"
which .paper has slta'ce been Tegularly
The construction' amd completion, of
the great shipbuilding plamlt, with aJh?
extensive work of shipbuilding cairxled
on since the works were maxie ready
for operation, put mlUlfiOns of dollars
in circulation and! made these works the
most important factor to producing the
City Of Newport News as It Is today.
TH E DR
A d'titifu't German son advertises in
the Leipzig- Tageblatt: "Marriage?I
seek for my lather, a strictly respect?
able man. with a quiet business, an
eldci.'ly, solitary widow or maid with
I some property in cash. Address, with
I a statement of conditions, -"
j Read the Virginia, news 'in the Wasih
i img'ton Post. You can gat it at It A. M.
j daily and Sunday.
i Trarbach on the Moselle wants a
! Volkslied, celebrating the Moselle wines,
j It -ffers as a prize l.OOd 'bottles of the
! best 1893 and 1895 vintages, and in case
the w-crds and music of the song se
i le:ted are by different pe-sons, will di
j vide the prize equally between them.
I Read the WasWngton Poet. The
I only paper outsiide of 'the 'State reaah
I lug you on 'the day of publication with
its regular edlltiion.
Lord George Hamilton, secretary for
'India, bias reported tttue losses up to
date on) the It.?!!?!?. fronitSeir to the
iHtoiuse of Commons: Farty-iaur Urllt
ish and ettx native officers, witSt .186
iBriit'ish and 320 ?native m?n hjawe been
leil'led. The wxtihded cornprtee S3 Brftt
fc-iri and 38 native officers, with 400 Brtt
tefri and 845 native men, while 10 Brit?
ish officers and 250 imeaj, wditlh, 220 oa
lUSves of all ranks, have died of dis?
Ae!k your newsdealer for the iWash
i'nigton Post, the great metropolitan
You get the Washington Postt every
day at 11 A. M.- Daily, 3c; Suuday, 6c.
Ask your newsidealer for (t.
Head the Washington Po?t. The
i only paper outside of the Statie reach -
i Ing you on the day of publication with
I its regular edition. . ._.