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Direct Steamship Lines to All Seaboard Cities
and Foreign Ports.
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO SYSTEM
Stretches Its Way Into the West and Con?
nects With Other Railroads That
Thread the Country.
Newport INews is not lacking in
Situated on Hampton Roads, tlie
magnificent gateway of the Old Domin?
ion, the city ihas a natural harbor that
is familiar to all sea-faring men, and
any ship, no matter how large, can
steam into port and drop anc hor along?
side the -wharves. Owing to the Inden?
tation of the Atlantic coae't line at this
"point. Newport News is nearer the open
sea on the one hand and to the interior
centers of population and production on
the other, than any of the Atlantic
ports. The harbor is a natural refuge,
in ell conditions of wind and weather, j
of incoming vessels seeking safety j
from the furies of Neptune and a rttg- j
Little was known of Newport Newn ]
a decade ago. Then It was a hamlet, j
Today is a flouri-hing seaiport town. ,
Here grain, cattle. Hour ami miscella- j
H. E. Parker, Terminal Superintend?
ent C. '& O. Railway.
neous provisions are loaded on ?team?
ers for hungry Europe. A hamlet a
decade ago, and now one of the busi?
ness marts of trade on the Atlant??
As the port grew and business in?
creased, steamship lines began to touch
at Newport News, until today vessels
Hying flags of sixteen different lines
tie up at the wharves here and dis?
charge and load cargoes. Every fa?
cility is offered for loading and un?
loading ship;. The docks are large
and spacious and equipped with mod?
ern appliances. ?Within a few feet of
the water's edge is the maimmoth grain
elevator, 'with 'a capacity of l.TBO.OUU
bushels. Grain conveyors stretch out
to the docks and cereals are ixmred in?
to the holds of the ocean -freighters.
The following is a list of the steam?
ship lhne_ and vessels that sail regu?
larly 'from Newport News for foreign
Union Line, for 'Hamburg?Steamers
Afbano, SaJerno. Pisa, Catania.
Lrord Line, for Belfast and Dublin?
Steamers -Bengore Head, Lord London?
Phoenix Line, for 'Antwerp?Steam?
ers St. Man-nock, .St. Enoch.
Forenede Virginia-Baltic Line, for
Copenhagen and Uevail ? Steamers
Donaldson Line, for Glasgow?Steam?
ers Indrainl. Indraleraa.
Oranje Line, for Roterdam and Aim
s terdum?Steamer A'ldtoorougih.
'Chesapeake & Ohio Steaimsihi|> Line,
for London and Liverpool?Steamers
Chlckahominy, K tiwwha, Rappahan
n<K-k Creentorier, Appomattox and
Caledonian Line, for Le'lt'h?Steamier
Avon Line, for 'Bristol?Two steam?
United States Steamship Company's i
Line, for London?Steamer Eidsvold.
The following steamers sail regular
3y from Newport News:
Old Dominion Steamship Line, for
New York, daily.
The Merchant and 'Miners Transpor?
tation Company, three times a week for
Providence; four tinier a week for Bos?
ton; deily for Baltimore.
The Virginia Navigation Company's
wt earner Poeatoomtas, for Richmond and
way landings, via .lames river, every
The steamer S. A. 'McCalli, for Pe?
tersburg and way landings, every other
day. via James and Appomattox rivers.
The steamer Louise, connecting with
the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, makes
two trips daily to Norfolk and Porte?
In addition to these hundreds of
schooners. burgee and coastwise steam?
ers engaged in the coal trade come
hr-re annually, to say nothing of the
^arks and craft of like rig that load
staves for Germany and Spain, or the
many (ramp steamers that carry
freight to the United Kingdom.
Newport News has but one railway
system?the Chesapeake & Ohio?but
it stretches its iron way far into lite
"North. South. West and Northwest,
connecting with other railways that
thread the country. This is the ter?
minus of this railway. Prom the far
West freight i* brought over its trunk
lines and loaded In the company's,
steamers for London and Liverpool.
All of the Internal freight from here
is hau?ed by the Chesapeake & Ohio
radioad. This road's passenger facil?
ities are unexcelled. Tickets are sold
to any station In the United States.
The city di? connected with Hampton
and Old Point by the Chesapeake &
Ohio railroad, which -gives hourly ser?
vice, and by the >Jewp?3r.t 'News. Hamp?
ton and Ofd point Electric Railway.
Other belt lines will be built in the near
CHURCH&S OP NEWPORT NEWS
The First Presbyterian /Jhurcb -was
organized in October, 1883, with eight
members. In December, 1889, it had a
membership of only four, which in May,
1892, had grown to fifty-six. At this
time the congregation was worshipping
in the Union chapel.
The first pastor was Rev. John G.
Atnderaon, of the Haimpibon Presbyter
Jan c?Mlrch, who preached In Newport
News one Sundlay in r-ach month Crom
Jone, 1884, to April, 1885. Rev. Charles
D. Price succeeded Rev. Mr. Andereon
in Honnpitwn, and conttiniied bis prac?
tice of conducting services In Newport
News once a mont?>. In 1891 Rev. Mr.
Price gave up his change in Hampton,
and with the exception of one Sun?iay
a morttfti flsvoted to the church at Wll
liamsburg, gave his whole attention to
the congregation in th2s city up to the
?time of his death, to July, ?K??
ln May, 1892. Rev. E. T. Wellford,
t?ne present paestjor, itoctk charge, and
ftom that ttaue up to the present the
progrses of the church has been marked
inaitil from ace of the weakest churches
irf- the State, depending upon
?nce from the nnjjuilonary boarrvli
UKMnve one of the sftrongest Presbyter
.-...i ctiureiies l'n I'tuew<*.eT Vii^uuii.
Work on1 Uae building iww occupied
by ine church was begun in December,
lost;. I'ne coiigregatitai, however, has
outgt.own. its present quarters, and
ways anu means lor the erection o? u
handsome brick church on- Washington
avenue ure. being seriously discussed.
The piescnt membership of the ctoureh
is 300. line total enrollment of the
Sunday school is 289. The church choir
is uniiier the leadieirship of Professor
William Hamilton, und Mr. O. E. (.?vd
win is organist.
The foliow.mig societies are under the
auspices of the church: Ladies' Aid
Society, Mrs. J_. B. Manviile, president;
Earnest Circle King's Daughters, Mrs.
Albert CMcMohon, leader; Busy Be~ Cir?
cle King's Daughters, Miss Maie Saun
ders, leader; Young People's Society of
Christian Bnnieavor, H. F. Norton pres?
ident; Junior Christian Endeavor So?
ciety. Mr. and airs. W L. Hangar, su?
In point of residence Rev. E. T. VvV-11
ford Is Che oldest Protestant minister
in the city.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
The Newport News Baptist church
was organized June 14, 1883, with eleven
members. Rev. JU R. M'il'bourne, who
had been conducting two services a
mouth in this city, became the first
pastOr of the ch/uitcht. He wus followed
by Itev. C. A. G. Thomas and Rev.
Barton Rudd. For a short time the
church worshipped in the Union Chapel,
but succeeded in tui'lding a house Of
worship, calledi fthe Baptist Chapel, at
tne corner oif Thirtieth street and
Washington avenue, tn the JOt now be?
ing excavated for Sir. F. F. Finch's
Rev. M. X,. Wood twit charge of the
church January 8, 18SS, and served it
for seven years. During his pastorate
the handsome brick structure now oc?
cupied by the church was ereCtt-d, t'he
first service lieing held' Nbvmtoer 2,
1SU0. Rev. C. C. Cox, The present pas?
ter, took charge of the church in Feb?
ruary. 1SS6. The present membership is
333. A prosperous Sunday school and
B- Y- B. U. nire connected with the
SECOND 'BAPTIST CHURCH.
The Second Baptist church is what
?might be termed a branch of the New?
port News church, it having 'been or?
ganized August 19, 1894, toy members of
the parent church. Rev. Wade B.
Brown served as pastor of the new
church for about two yeans. It was
?'.'uring hjs ministry that the house of
worship nO'W occupied hy the Church
writs dedicated. Last summer Rev. Mr.
BiUwn aesigned his pastorate to return
to eoll'ege, and was succeeded by Rev.
Thomas J. MacKay. The church is in
J' flourishing conditio?, und there is talk
of erecting a larger church edifice to
accommodate the ?eons'Uamti.v growing
< 'Jngregat ions.
The history of St. Paul's church from
the time missionary work was under?
taken in Warwick county by the Con?
vocation, which met in Norfolk in iss'a.
up to the present time is an interesting
one. The first service in Newport News
was held '.May 15, 1881, in an unfinished
bullidng erected (for the hands who were
engaged in building t'he railroad bed,
Rev. C. J. S. Mayo officiating.
Later the congregation worshipped in
a vacant room in what was 'then the
only boarding house in the city, and
then in the Union Chapel which wus
erected by the various denominations
and used by all as a house of worship.
TM? chapel, by the way, is now used
by the -Presbyterian church as a lecture
Rev. Mr. -Mayo was succeeded by Rev.
Harry Ohesley in February, 18S3, who
was in 'turn succeeded by Rev. -Mr.
Mayo in the fall of 1894. He remained
here about six months and was suc?
ceeded by Rev. Wllliaim N. Meade, who
bad charge of the parish until tire fail
oif 1886. Rev. Mr. Town-send was .m
iiharge for a short time and was suc?
ceeded October 31, 1SS7, by Rev. I'. .1. S.
Mayo, who became the first resident
rector of the parish.
The present chuircih building wus
erected in 1889. From one communi cant
the church had grown to 125 at the end
of Rev. 'Mayo's ministry, January 24,
Rev. J. Francis Ribblble took charge
of the parish 'March 1. 1S96, since which
time there hove been 1-5 additions ti.
the church?'forty-eight Ivy confirmation
and seven'ty-seven by letter. During
that time there have been forty with?
drawals, leaving the church a member?
ship of 210 at the present fume. Plans
are being made for the erection of a
new house of worship on the lots re?
cently donated to the church by Mr. F.
F. Finch and it is expected that work
on the building will be eom>meneetl this
TH1E (METHODIST CHURCH.
Washington Avenue Methodist Ejms
topal church. South, was organized De?
cember 8, 188S. with eighteen- members.
Rev. John T. Bosman was the first pas?
tor, and services were held in the Union
Che.pel until the fkst Sunday in Janu?
ary. 1888. when the first service was
conducted' i?i the present church edihoe.
Rev. J. T. Bosman was sucoewl^ tov
?Rev. James Cannon, -who was tn turn
siatcetded by Rev. R. M. Chandler. Then
Rev. Rev. George W. Wray served' a
teitm of two years and was succeeded
by Rev. Bernard F. L.i'pscomto, the pres?
The membership aggregates 450.
?EAST END 'MtETHODIST CHURCH.
During the second year of Mr. Wray's
ministry some of the members of the
Washington Avenue church, together
wjth several Methodist residents of.
Bast Endl organized ?the East End
Methodist church and erected the hand?
some little house of worship on Chest?
nut avenue now occupied by them. A:
the last session of the Virginia confer?
ence Rev. M. S. Colonna, Jr.. was as?
signed' to this charge. The membership
ic* rapidly growing, and there Is a pros?
perous end growing Sunday school con?
nected with the cfcunch.
The Thirtieth Street Christian church,
of w hich Rev. W. R. Motley I,* pastor.
wa-r organized 'by Dr. R. H. Power and
Mr. Th.imnis Chandler, who were the
first elders of the ohunch. Services
were first Uet]d in the Union Chapel,
wherp all the denominations of the city
worshipped at one time and from which
afl the churches of the city sprang.
The present church edifice was erect?
ed In 1890. From a hand full at the be?
ginning 'the membership of the church
has grown to seventy-five.
Itev. W. R. 'Motley was preceded by
Rev. 'Mr. Bagby and Rev. M. Ainsley.
?BetJhttMy ehapei is a mission; branch
otf the Washington Avenue Methodistt
church- A prosperous .Sunday soh?oi is
in existence there, and services are held'
every Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock by
the pastor of lube Washington Avenue J
On 'March 30th, 1S90, the Catholic res- I
ideuts in Newport Newii sent to Bishop j
Van Ue Vyver a petition for a priest,
and the following month Rev. Richard J
A. Drake, now pastor at Keyser, W. j
Va? was sent to take charge of the mi?- |
siun. Father Drake resided in Rieh- |
mond and visited Newport News the 1st I
and 3d Sundays of the month saying
mass at first in Johnson's Hall oard later
iii the old Baptist church, which stood
on the northwest corner of 'Washington
avnue and Thirtieth street.
In November, 1S90. Rev. Charles E.
Donuhoe replaced Father Drake and
early in the New Year began the erec?
tion of the frame structure known as
St. Vincent's church. The building was
ready for use in April, 1891, but was not
dedicated till July 19th. 1891. The cere?
mony of dedication was performed by
Rt. Rev. A. Van de Vyver and the Rev.
Arthur (McAvry, S. J., preached the
sermon. The music was rendered by
the choir of St. Peter's Cathedral, Rich?
mond Va? with the late (Mr. M. B.
1.nard as organist and leader.
The present imrsonage was begun in
:!.?? spring of 1895 and finished in Sep
tember of the same your, Moore & Co.,
being the contractors.
The church hais a seating capacity of
300 and two mornir? services are nec?
essary every Sunday to accommodate
Tiie colored congregutions of the city
airo in a prosperous condition.
The First Baptist church, of which
Rev. W. II. Dixon. is pastor. Iii now
erecting what will toe the handsomest
house of worship in the oily when it
is finished. The building is situated
at the corner of Twenty-third street
and Jefferson avenue.
Tiie Second Baptist church is s-ittu
ated en Madison avenue.
Zi-on Baptist church, of which Rev.
E. -I. Crudup Is pair tor. is situated on
Twentieth street, near Ivy avenue.
Three other denominations are rep?
resented among the 'colored people of
Newport News, as follows:
Wesley Grove Christian church?Rev.
Smith Howard, pas-tor.
St. Paul's M. E. church?Rev. James
H. Garner, pastor.
Anitioeh Presbyterian, church?-Rev.
G T Jones, pastor. Twenty-fourth
street, near Jeffers?! avenue.
Ju the matter of educational 'institu
tilons Newport News is fully abreast of
the times. Its public school system,
under tho management of a progressive
board, has been improved until It is
second to none in the south.
The city council has just issued bonds
tij the amount of $50,000 to provide suit?
able buildings for the public schools of
the city. This sum wiM be expended in
the erection of a high school building in
tiie central portion of the city, a school
bun Idling for the aecommodu Jon of the
pupils residing in the East End and one
for the colored chiidren, which will be
erected in Riocketts.
It is expected that all of these build?
ings will be finished before the begin?
ning of the next session, which means
that the school year of 1898-'99 .will be
inaugurated under most encouraging
ai'Jsplces, and that in addition tu a
lie High School.
corps of excellent teachers '.he scho 1
of Newport will have ail the iuI
I vantages which- up-to-date liuildiings
Kind appliances can offer.
Hon. Thomas Temple Flowed is su?
perintendent of public schools in New?
port News, and- Professor H. H. Epes is
principal of the high school.
NEWPORT NEWS MIX?TARY ACL-VD
Th.s progressive and up-'to-da'te in?
stitution, under the management of
Colonel E. W. Huffman, is situated at
the- corner of Twenty-seventh strevtand
Virginia avenue. It has tan efficient
corps of teachers in charge of the v-ari
ccis branches of studly, and furnishes
excellent oijipotrtunities to young men
desiring to prepare themselves foe
courses in the higher colleges and uni- i
versities. The students of the academy
include many well known young men
from all sections oif Virginia aind (North
NEWPORT NEWS FEiM-ALE SE-Ml
.Mrs. XI. W. Har.wood is prtnclpail of
this excellent school for young ladies,
and with 'the assistaip.ee of a ?orps of
competent teachers, gives the young
Indies commi'i'ted to her charge u thor?
ough training sm the substantial
branches of knowledge as well as in
the nv-re ornamental accomplishments.
The seminary is in a prosperous con?
dition, urum'bejring among its pupils
many young ladies from other sections
of the State, in addition to u large
clientele in Newport News.
Of the large number of 'business men
who have located1 in our city during the
past year none have; succeeded better
or more rapidly in securing -the ectnifl
deiiee and -pa-tronage of our people tjhan
has Mr. Ed. M. H'cit, 'Real Estatie,
Uoans and Insurance, whose advertise?
ment opp?>ars ib< another column*. He
cutmle here about a year ago from
Cliiase City, Va.. where he was promi?
nently identified1 with every public en?
terprise of that place, wflth ext>eptio<n
oJdv strong endiorsements fl:om Jmding
business mem in his former home, and
has in a short time gained the confi?
dence and good will of the people of
our o'.ty. Persons having business In
his Mine cam' entrust the same Vo him
with confidence that It will receive
careful nnd' prompt attention.
HOME, SWEET HOME.
Comtosstoould be wiped, whenever used
upon a piece of soft tissue paper. Also
?ence a week they should :be dipped In
fi'mmonJated water, and toruslhed up and
down (lie teeth with an old tooth (brush.
Piettty picture fnaimes seen at njhe
woman's exehla'nge, have a blank vig?
nette sr>ace for the picture. In the up?
per half and below, by way of orna?
te-, int. is set a Gibsv.m sketch. This Is
usually a. single figure, or, at most, a
pair ?.f faces, whose posing tells the
?story of the sketch. The whole is under
? ir.'i glass, and it* rlalther aJi effewiive
Women who use chamois leather for
'?if.ani.ng aind polishing their machines
may Ire glad lo know how to wash the
leather when dirty. If it Is washed with
coop ind waiter and rinsed and dried,
lit will become stiff and hard, and ai?
m-out useless. But If it Is wished with
soap siind water, and the soap 1? r.ot
?rinsed out. it will dry as soft and ser?
viceable as whin new.
NEGLECTING 11 IS DUTIES.
CFIrom the Clue&go Inter-Ocean.)
ft seems strange that Governor Pln
gree wawts 10 call the Michigan legisla?
ture im special scission just ait the time
he ought to be busy planting his seed
Its History That of Newport
How It Has Promoted the
Interests of Newport News.
one <iZ the tnoet potent factors In the
progress and advancement of Newport
News has 'been the Old 'Dominion Land
Since its incorporation on October II?.
ISS?, ks officers have Jevoted their time
ami energy, to t'he development of the
city along conservative and strictly le?
gitimate lines. This company has al?
ways discouraged and refused to take
part in any movement looking to
"booming" the city, and at a time when
lrne whole State seemed to be in the
throes of the "boom" fever pursued the
even tenor of their way tend placed the
young commercial giant of the Sout'h
upon a sound and thoroughly conserv?
The beneficial result of this wise poli?
cy is seen tod'ay in the difference be?
tween t'he condition of Newport News
and some of the "mushroom" towns of
the Southwestern portion of the State,
where the reaction from false and fic?
titious values has placed that section in
a much worse condition than before the
"booms" were started.
The charter of the Old Dominion Land
Company was granted October 19. isso.
bv Hon. Beverly It Wel'Word.-judge of
1.. I!. ManvHle. Suiieivntendent ONI Do?
minion Band Company,
the circuit court of hmond. Va. The
i nco rp o r at o rs were:
i'.,ills P. Huntington,
A. S. Hatcn,
J lines H. Storrs.
I. E. Gates.
The officers named in the charter to
conduct the affairs "f the company for
the first year were:
President?Collis I*. Huntington, of
New York City. N. V
Secretary?Prank Storrs. of Brooklyn.
: N. Y.
Treasurer?I. E. t'.ates. of Elizabeth,
Directors?Collfe P. Huntington, of
New York City. N. Y.: A'biel A. Low. of
Brooklyn. N. Y.: A. S. Hatch, of Pam
I'U'PO, X. .1.: James H. Storrs, of Brook?
lyn. N. V.; John Stewart, of Henrico
C. It. Oreutt was appointed general
igent with headquarters in New York,
and Theodore Livezey appointed super?
intendent with headquarters at New?
The present officers of the company
President?C. It. Oreutt.
Secretary?S. .' . Van Derveer.
Treasurer?I. E. -Gates.
Local Superintendent?'L. 15. Manviile.
who took charge of the'local branch of
the ecmpanv December 1. 1S94.
Directors:?C. P. Huntington. John J.
Emory, J. A ugusltin'e Johnefon, Isaac
Kiggire-. C. B. Oi-eutt, nil -of .New York
Besides owning property in all sec?
tions of tiie city, the Old Dominion
Land Companv has valuable holdings
in Elizabeth City. York and Warwick
counties. It aii-o owns a 1'arge number
of dwelling houses which have been
erected from time to time to meet the
demands of the ever increasing 'popula?
tion of the growing little city.
The company owns in the city a num
oci -.'i lots that are for s.a'e. rhe
I rices i.-nge from the figures ta il ore
within the meanr. of the humble me?
chanic seeking to build a home, tip lo
the expectations of the more ambitious
investor and seeker after factory sites.
V very wise policy on the part of the
Old Dominion I and Company, and one
from which untold benefits must ensue,
is the encouragement it extends in
home seekers, its terms make it possi?
ble for almost any one to own a home.
From t'he time of its foundation 'o the
time It was incorporated as a ehy.
Newport News received a good deal of
attention at t'he hands of the Old Do?
minion Land Company. The company
kept up the streets and looked after
the general condition of affairs m-ucn
the same ae a parent would look after
a favorite child. Through the courtesy
of the company the residents of New?
port News are enabled to enjoy the
beautiful James river scenery from the
Casino and adjacent property, which is
kept up at the expense of the company
as a temporary park.
The policy of the Old Dominion Land
? Company is to heartily co-operate in
any plans for the establishment in New?
port News of manufacturing enter?
prises both 'large and small that will
prove beneficial to the city, for it -is
quite obvious that whatever benefits the
city must necessarily benefit the com?
The company owns and operates the
Warwick Hotel, one of the finest hos?
tel ries in the Sout'h. Tili? hotel is un?
der the management of Mr. John It.
Swimerton. whose genial manner has
made the hutise and its host favorites
with the traveling nubile.
The local offices are in the First Na?
tional Bank Building, in the heart of
the busine?, section of the city, and
convenient to all who may have busi?
ness to transact with the company. The
president's office is at No. 1 Broadway,
New York City, while those of the sec?
retary ami treasurer are situated at
Nu. 2X Hroad street. New York City.
In t'he future, as in the past, the com?
pany will continue to develop its hold?
ings in Newport 'News and- vicinity
along strictly conservative lines, al?
ways looking out for the best interests
of Newport 'News, .sjince what advances
the interests of the city will necssarily
advance the interests of the company.
BflNK-SOF NFWPORT NfcWS
The banking institutions of Newport
News are .ui a firm and stable basis.
Nothing of a "wild cat" nature is tol?
erated in the counting ?roomo of any of
the banks 5n the city, the sound and
conservative course pursued being
strikingly Illustrated by the splendid
manner in which these institutions
weathered the financial storms of the
past few vrirs.
The Firs! National Bank, whose
magnificent building in situated at the
corner of Washington! avenue and
Twenty-eighth street, was organized in
September. 1891. with the following of?
President -Theodore Liveney.
Vice-President?Carter M. Braxton.
Cashier?.!. A. Willett.
The present (fleers of the bank are:
President?W. a. Post.
Vice-President?J. R. Swlnerton.
Cashier?J a. Willett.
The Board of Directors Is composed
o'f the following gentlemen: M. B.
Crc'weM, R. G. Bickford, M. V. D.
Doughty. 1. Eugene White, C. B. Or
eutt. W. A. Post, J. R. Swinerion and
J. A. WiKett.
The "oJTik has an undivided profit of
$30,000. . line c'f 'loan's and discount
amounting to $210,000, and deposits
averaging over $250,000. Snce its organ?
ization it has steadily added to its sur?
plus fund, and at the same time has al?
ways decltred semi-annual dividends cf
3 tier cent.
An idea of the safe and conservative
course pursued b?- the First National
Bank may he ga'intd from the following
fact utated in Cashier Willetfs last an
nual report to the directors of the in?
"We -have just closed another year
without the loss of a single dollar in
"Ur loans and discounts."
Its building, completed in 1S93 at a
n <; . f $50.000. is a handsome and sub?
Tt has srfety deposit box?>< and all j
J. A. WPllett. Cashier First NUitiona.1
other accessories necessary for the con?
duct of an up-to-date banking business.
CITIZENS ANiD MiARINE.
Vhe Citizens and Marine Bank, organ?
ized Octobe r 1. 1891. fe also ta thoroughly
safe and conservative banking institu?
tion. Its first officers were:
President?George B. West.
Vice-President?T. II. Gordon.
Cashier?W. B. Vest.
Directors?George B. West, T. H. Gor?
don. D. S. Jones, H. E. Parker. T. M.
Benson. J. It. Jennings, A. C. Garrett,
L .P. Stearnes and E. T. Ivy.
The only change made in its officers
has been in that of vice-president. In
1S93 Mr. Gordon resigned from the po?
sition and Mr. D. S. Jones was elected
to succeed him. City Treasurer J. M.
Curtis ivit; elected as a member of the
Board of Directors to till the vacancy
caused by this shifting of officers.
The bank started with a capital stock
of $50,000. In which has been added a
surplus fund of $15.000. A dividend of
i; per cer.it. has been paid each year on
the capital stock of the bank.
The business of the bank has grown
from a comparatively insignificant be?
ginning until now its deposits aggre?
gate $140.000. while its loans and dis?
counts amount to $130,000. From six?
teen depositors on the first day of busi?
ness the number has gradually in?
creased until it is now beyond S00.
The bank owns the haudi=ome building
which it occupies at the corner of i
W. 'It. Vest, Cai-hier Citizens and Ma?
Twenty-seventh street and Washington
.Messrs. H. L. aind G. A. Schmelz,
composing the firm of Schmelz Bros.,
conduct a large banking business in
Newport News and Hampton. While
the two banks are independent of each
other the one in this city might properly
?be considered the offspring of the 'bank
in Hampton, which was opened up in
in iddiition to possessing ample
means, thesa gentlemen possess the
G. A. Schmelz, of the Firm of Schmelz
confidence and esteem of the touslnsa
public. Since the bank was opened in
this city iti business has gradually in?
creased with the growth and develop?
ment of the city.
During the almost unparalleled de?
pression in the summer of 1893, Messrs.
Schmelz Bros, went right ahead dis?
counting paper, which, in addition to
being a great convenience to the busi?
ness men and merchants o>f Newport
News, no doubt saved the commercial
lives of a good many of them. Messrs.
S;hnielz Bros, have ample facilities for
the conduct of a strictly up-to-date
banking business. They give their own
drafts on any city of importance in the
An important branch of the business
is the savings department. Interest at
the rate of 4 per cent, per annum is
paid on savings deposits.
Messrs. Schmelz Bros, are the local
custodlani? of the money of the Chesa?
peake & Ohio Railway Company, the
Chesapeake & Ohio Elevator, Furaess.
Withy & 'Co.. United States Shipping
Company, and many of the largest firms
in the city.
It may be 'interesting to note that
Messrs. Schmelz Bros, hold the first
bonds issued by the city of Newport
Firing On New Battleships
?Was done today by -Rusk & Shaw,
21113 Washington) avenue, official pho
.igrapiiets, with cameras of various
sizes, from the mr.'nistcr Krupp down
to ifh'e rapid-fire Maxim. The varied
evcats incider.t to the double launching
will be fully portrayed. Some.of the
mrist interesting views will be grouped
on ewe curd, making a handsome souv
onir. and sold at 25 cents: by mall 35
cen'ts. Send for list of views .with
The above is a fsu-simile of (he "Newport News "Wine
and Liquor Co. liuilding. This bu-iuess was estalished
in 1894 under tlu> management of D C As-hby, being one
of tlie first family h nor -tore- and jobbing- houses in the
Their business has steadily increased and is now the largest of its
kind on the peninsula. They carry a large stock of high"grader;cnse goods,
bottled in the United States Bonded Ware-Houses, French Brandies and
Cordials, American and Imported Champagne, California Wines of all de?
scription, and are also jobbers <if imported and domestic cigars and
D. G. Ashby, Manager.
2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia.
BOHEMIAN AND STOCK LAGER,
For sale in all leading saloons. Bottled expressly tor Hotel, Family and
W. H. L. K E NT. AI
P. O. Box 39S.
D.S. JONES & CO.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
ttS a r ?
Virginia ave, from 26th to 28th Streets,
Newport News, Va.
ED, m. HOLT,
140 27TH ST?P. 0. BOX 110.
T^eal Stj'Sra'fc?, Loan$ and Insurance.
PffiE, LIEFE and- ACCIlDFJNT IN
SUPJAiNnCB in the best companies. Also
Fidelity and Official Bonds. One-ball
mill ton dollars to loan on real estate
in Newport News or Hampton on short
or long time.
'H-oufies and lote for sale in all parts
of the city.
Can make investments In Real Estate
that will pay 15 to 20 per cent., on prop?
erty that -wiill advance rapidly and per
! rrji-n-ently in value. Communications
' from non-residents desiring- to make
investments or leans here will receive
cswefuil and prompt attention.
References: 'First National Bank,
Sehmeiiz Bros.. Bankers, Newport News,
Va.; Bank of Chase City, Hon. John E.
Hughes, Mow of Chase City, Va.;
i Peninsuila Bank, WilliamsbuirK. Va.; T.
B. Huston, Toledo, Ohio; L. B. Vaug-h
! am, J. L. Boswefll, "Richmond, Va.