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Whom Shall lhe Democratic
WERE UNABLE TO DECIDE
Extended Meeting Last Night. Claims o
Applicants for Office of <jnai*antiiie
Officer Considered.W. C. Kelle.v
Elected t o PHI Vacancy.
Probably (he most puzzling question
that has ever confronted the Democrat?
ic executive committee of this city is
whom to endorse for the position of
quarantine officer for the port. There
are a number of applicants for the place
?nil good men professionally, and
otherwise?and any of whom would
without doubt do credit to the place,
and to the Governor, but that is the
very point. How is a body of men such
:.s those composing the committee go?
ing to arrive at an endorsement, when
all of the applicants have warm friends
among the members. and all have
claims for the position.
It must be understood that the en?
dorsement of the committee is consid?
ered a very necessary formality in a
case of this kind, for it is understood,
at least by those who are judging the
future 'by the past, that such an en?
dorsement is ordinarily equivalent to
The committee met last night in the
office of the city treasurer, anil was in
session two hours and twenty minutes.
There were present Messrs. .tones.
Riley. Rickey, Watson. Smith. Hooker,
and Reynolds. The first ward was also
The first business of the committee
was the consideration of the resignation
of Mr. Robert Haley as a member of
the committee, Mr. Haley having moved
out of the fourth ward. The resigna?
tion was accepted, and Mr. W. C. Ivel
l'ey was unanimously elected to nil the
vacancy. This action receives the
hearty endorsement of the ward, as well
as the rest of the Democracy of the city.
Mr. Kelly being extremely popular In
political as. well as other circles, and
was looked upon as one of the best
workers in the party here.
The remainder of the .-veiling was. for
the most part, taken up with the con?
sideration of the claims of the various
applicants for the office of quarantine
officer. Drs. Hiley, .Jones. Gary and
Hobson had their friends on the com?
mittee.an d nothing like a unanimous
agreement was reached on any one
name. It was derided to postpone fur?
ther action until a future meeting id" the
committee which will he held at the
call of the chairman some time within
ihe next ten days. In the meantime,
thi' applicants will not be idle. 1! may
ho stated that whatever name is finally
decided upon, it will not be so much
because that man is the unanimous en?
dorsee, us because it is necessary that
there be but one, and therefore all can
not be endorsed. In order to do this,
of course, concessions will have to be
made, and in any event, there is no
danger That the endorsement will be
given by a unanimous vote.
. Justice Brown disposed of the follow
ir.fr cases In the Police Court yesterday
Fritz Riddle, using obscene language;
fined $20 ami costs and bond of $100 tor
(three months required.
? 1<\ Den nie, larceny; continued.
George Hrom.lt, larceny: continued.
T. P. Chappell, disorderly; lined $2
William Bell, obstructing sidewalk;
dismissed at costs.
C C. Smith & Co., working on Sun?
Newport News Steam Laundry, work?
ing on Sunday; dismissed.
'Mike Foley, drunk: lined $2 and costs.
? ' A Cherry Dish.
Canned cherries can be made the
ibasis of a very pretty and palatable des?
sert. Make a quantity of lemon jelly
out of gelatine, lemon juice, sugar and
water. Use the recipe for plain jelly
upon your gelatine box. Take the skins
?of half a dozen oranges, out of which
you have carefully scooped the inside
through as small a hole as possible, and
pour in your jelly mixture. Set outside
to cool. When partly "set" drop the
preserved cherries in the jelly until the
oranges are nearly full.
When you bring on your oranges
.serve with after dinner spoons so that
the cherries can be eaten through the
hole in the oranges.
The highly respectable family of
apple puddings is enriched by a dish
called in the west "pan dotty." It is a
very good apple pudding and deserves a
prominent place in the family service.
To make it you slice apples in the bot?
tom of a pan as large as you think3*our
family will require until the pan is cov?
ered. Next you make a cake dough
after your favorite plain cake recipe;
spread the dough over the sliced apples
and bake in an even oven. Take out
just in time for dessert and serve hot
with hard sauce. Allow a large quanti?
ty for, if it is not against your family
etiquette, the members will "pass up"
their plates for more.
Pits ot Broidery.
The turned-down points of fine hem?
stitched or hand-embroidcrcd linen
lawn that comprise the fashionable col?
lars to wear with the silk waists are
made by hand, and it is fashionable for
women to make them for fancy work.
It is the revival of an old fashion and
many a grandmother's treasure chest
has been ransacked in search of the
old tambour work and the embroideries
that have so long lain away. This line
cf white about the neck is almost al?
ways wore becoming than the plain
' Restaurant Ciuest?Everything you
have brought me is stone cold.
: Polite Waiter?Here is the mustard
*nd pepper, sir.?Illustrated Amerl*
The Rfrects of War.
:( ' Johnny (underneath)?I've got erf?
;*ctrff' Let me up, will yer?
j Eddie (on top)?If yer'll gimme ye?
jjackknife on' ten marbles fer an iis
45remnity, I'll declare peace,?Puck.
The Wonderful ChnDRM That Have
Been Wrousht Daring the JLaat
The Christmas of 1S47 was a simple
and tender affair, consisting mainly of
Santa Claus and well-filled stockings.
The presents were home-made, with a
few added sweetmeats and toys. Think
of the changes! An orange -was a sight
more rare than custard-applcsare now.
A banana I do not rcmemher having
seen before 1350. Farmers used old
flint-locks to shoot the squirrels for a
Christmas pie?or what we used to call
the "Queen's arms." These were Brit?
ish muskets, captured during the revo?
lution. The first breech-loader was
patented in 1S3C; but they were not
in common use. We went in thick stoga
boots because rubbers were barely j
known; and I do not think a rubber
boot was in existence. What we had j
were a sort of Indian moccasin im?
ported from Brazil, capable of wear?
ing for ten years. The first (Jood-1
year patent was taken out in 3835.
About the same time the first machine
was put in operation for making pins,!
while for pens we used goose-quills;
or even hen-quills. It was, however,
a peculiarly inventive period. All the
knick-knacks that are most familiar to
us were then novelties and costly. A
bunch of pins in a Christmas stocking
was not despised. If a box of matches
could have been had it would have been
a welcome gift from Santa Claus.
The stockings-were hung up by the
huge old fireplace, where great logs
burned and coals were covered up at
night. In rural sections we had never!
seen a scuttle of coal, and had only
heard of it as an effort to burn black
stones. Whale-oil lamp:: marked the j
advanced 4inc of progress- 'jn lighting
streets and houses. There was no dream
of canned fruits and cocoa and choco?
late, although we had plenty of tea
and coffee. It was impossible to give
a sewing machine or a photograph.
Daguerreotypes were not devised until
1831); and the first were taken in Amer?
ica at least! a year later. I remember
when A very, who took the first sun pic?
ture west of Albany, carried it up and
down the streets, flushed with his first
success; and ran into house after house
to exhibit it. It was a ghostly affair, to
be squinted at and guessed out; but
after all it was the beginning of a
The presents were fuller of affection
because homemade. The whole family
had been at work for weeks planning
and executing little gifts. The boys
made boxes and toys and hand sleds.
The women made stockings and muf?
flers and dainty ca?>s, while the girls
made slippers, and the fathers made
shoes. A home was a word that meant
great things in those days; for both the
women and the men had trades, as well
os a knack and a knowledge of land cul?
ture. It is interesting to note that some
of our best observers and social stu?
dents prophesy a large reaction from
our present fast and uneasy age to the
quiet and calm of those earlier days of
the century. Of course we shall not
give up our inventions; but with them
we may lose our boyish excitement, and
react to another period of reconsidera?
tion. This has been the history of the
past. F.ras of restless aggression have
been followed by periods of reflection.
We could do all that is necessary for a
happy social state with less of wear,
and less of nerve friction. Will elec?
tricity help us in this direction? We
j believe it will.
I The most delightful part of these
old-time holidays was the sports, puro
and free from every guile. Our even?
ings were always at home; and in tha
one great family room, which was the
dining-room and the kitchen in one, we
gathered before the huge fire of logs
and had that sort of unadulterated fun
which can be had only where the whole
famiiy is united. We parched our home?
grown corn, and made our candy of
molasses, and played simple games, in
which no one joined more heartily than
the father and the mother. The even?
ings lasted from candle lighting until
nine o'clock. No child was ever per?
mitted to absent himself from the
I household after dark without tho di
j rection of his parents. But after nine
j o'clock no one ever thought of being
I absent. Then we were all in our beds.
If we react to these or to simpler meth
| ods of living it will be by a resurrection
j of more home life. Let us see to it that
j the farm home is more of a home, and
I the farmhouse family more self-con
| taincd.?E. P. Powell, in N. Y. Indepcn
For the Plcnnnre of Others.
It is the desire and effort to con?
tribute to the happiness of others that
i makes Christmas the most delightful of
I all our holidays. Children, at first, per?
haps, think most of the gifts that they
j may receive, but every wise parent
j teaches the child to bo a giver as well
as a receiver, and to find the deeperjov
of the Christmas time in doing some?
thing for tho pleasure for some one>
else. The maxim: "It is more blessed
! to give than to receive," is one of those
j beautiful statements that it is easy to
j approve, but one never knows how true
it is until he finds it verified in experi?
ence. Then a new fountain of joy
I opens in the heart and a new way of
; life is disclosed. We often make the
: mistake of thinking that "giving" con
J sists in the bestowal of some material
I thing. But it really consists In devo
j tion to another of what we have; it
j may be money or time or skill or
j thoughtfulness or patience. There is
no one so poor that he cannot give
I something. That is the real joy of
' Christinas time. If we carried the
j Christmas spirit into all the days of tho
j year we should make life infinitely
j sweeter and happier.?Boston Watch?
Why Is It, when we're loaded
Down with bundles small ana great...
The one wft drop '9 always
An expensive china plate?
Recommendations of the Winter!
THE EFFECT ON THIS PORT
Oilier Southern Points Effected. Knltiinore
:iinl Norfolk Will Lose If tile Keport
is Adopted. Feut ures of the
Newport News will bo deprived of ben-I
efits that she has heretofore enjoyed !
over the ports farther north?tha't of
loading several feet deeper in winter j
owing to the more southern location of.
the port and i'ts advantageous location I
with regard to the course of the winter j
The committee has made a revision of
the old rules and under it all seaports !
north of Hat'teras are placed on equal
footing with regard to the depth of
loading vessels for foreign shores.
The London Hoard of Trade is author- j
ity for all matters pertaining to ship- I
ping and as many of the ships which !
lake cargoes from this port fly the Brit- j
. ish Hag it will be readily seen that its I
I final decision in the matter will have]
tlie weight desired by the commercial
bodies of New York. Huston and Phila?
delphia when they appealed to'the Lon?
don Board of Trade.
The completed report here presented
for the 'benefit of its readers, many of
whom are interested in the settlement
of this question.
(I) To consider the operation of the
North A'tlantic winter freeboard as pre?
scribed by the Load-Line Tables, and to
report if any and. if so, what modifica?
tion is required in the Load-Line Ta?
bles in the application of such freeboard
and to advise as to the area throughout
Which such freeboard should be in
(_) To examine the present mode of
I assigning freeboards to vessels of the
"turret deck" type, and to advise if any
modification be necessary.
C!) to advise as to the extension of
! the present Load-Line Ta'bles for steam
I Vessels not having spar or awning
i decks, so as to make them applicable
I to vessels of moulded depths up to in
j As regards the first question submit
j ted 'to us we found no substantial dif?
ference of opinion among those whom
We heard, and our own opinion is unan?
imous. We think that vessels, whether
they trade to and from ports north of
87.30 north tat. or to or from ports ap?
proached by the entrance to Chesapeake
Hay, pursue practically the same course
across those portions of the Atlantic
\ where sea risk is the greatest, and prac
j lically encounter the same dangers. We
are of the opinion, therefore, that the
j same regulations as to load-line should
be applied to vessels on both th2Se
I routes and to draw a distinction be?
tween them operates prejudially and
unfairly against the ports with regard
to which the severer rule is applied. We
recommend that the same rule should
be applied to all vessels trading to and
from United States ports north of Capa
This raised the far more difficult ques?
tion submitted 'to us by the second ref?
erence?namely, what should be the
load-line Which should bo applicable to
all these ,ports, or, in other words,
should the load-line be extended to
ports south of 37 30 north lat., or should
some line between these extremes be
made universally applicable?
Although it might be expected that
the experience til* the period during
which the ports approached by the en?
trance to 'Chesapeake Hay have enjoyed
immunity from a special load-line in
winter would, by a comparison between
the losses and casualties suffer respect?
ively by vessels trading to and from
ports north of Chesapeake Bay with
those trading to and from the ports of
Chesapeake Bay, have afforded 'much
guidance, we regret to say that availa?
ble statistics appear to us not to be con?
clusive on the subject. We- think, in?
deed, thai, taken as a whole, they show
that the trade across the North Atlantic
has been conducted with an amount of
freedom from lo.ss which must be re?
garded as fairly satisfactory, and, in
our opinion, there is nothing in these
statistics to prove that the immunity as
regards winter load-line enjoyed by
vessels trading with the ports of the
Chesapeake Bay has operated to pro?
duce a relatively greater number of
?losses and casualties in the case of those
vessels. But we cannot conceal from
ourselves 'that these statistics give in?
formation necessarily Imperfect, and
possibly to some extent misleading, be?
cause on the one hand it is not possible
to ascertain with any exactness to what
extent losses and casualties were due
toj overloading, or on the other hand to
what extent there may not have been
? injuries to seamen short of loss of life,
] and so not finding their way into 'the
! table of statistics, but nevertheless due
to the effect of the sea on vessels ever
| laden. We have found ourselves bound,
therefore, 'to supplement the inference
to be drawn from these ta'bles by the
I experience and opinion of those con?
nected with the. trade, whether as ship?
owners, insurers, or seamen. The result
has been that some persons have form
i ed 'the opinion that the immunity from
winter load-line existing in respect of
ports within the entrance to Chesapeake
Bay might safely be extended to all
ports, or, in other words, that the spe?
cial load-line for -winter in the North
Atlantic should be abolished. The con?
clusion, however, to which we have
come, on full consideration of the mat?
ter, is tha't it will be safe and prudent
to go so far, but so far only, as to rec?
ommend that the uniform rule of winter
load-line be extended to all ports north
of Cape Hatteras should be reduced
and that from it vessels of the larger
type should be exempted.
We weit.' mainly led to this conclusion
by finding a concensus of opinion that
j of late years the vessels navigating the
' Atlantic have been greatly enlarged and
i improved, and that with regard to these
1 vessels a rule properly applicable to
smaller vessels need not be insisted
oh. We also, while impressed with the
I desire to depart as little as possible
; from the principles approved by the
highly competent committee who re?
ported to the Board of Trade on the
subject of load-line in 3835, have the
satisfaction of believing, from the terms
of their report, tha't that committee, re?
garded the rules recommended by them
as rules which should be modified ac?
cording to the experience of future
We have carefully considered the pre?
cise description of vessels to which this
exemption should be extended, and we
have been greatly assisted in this task
by the investigation conducted at our
request by certain members of our body
to whom from their special competence
we thought it right to entrust- them,
with this duty and to whom our ac?
knowledgements are due. The substance
of their recommendations,' which ' we
adopt, is as follows:
First, 'the additional freeboard for the
North Atlantic in winter for all the ves?
sels comprised in tables A, ,B and C
should be reduced to a uniform increase
of 2 inches, for length, and should be
dispensed with in all vessels above that
The table applicable to -well-decked
vessels in the memoradum of explana?
tory notes on the tables of freeboard
should be modified as in the paper A
hereunto annexed. (Appendix A.)
'With regard to sailing ships, the con?
dition of which are different in so many
respects from those of steamships, we
advise that a uniform addition of I!
inches to the ordinary winter freeboard
would satisfy the reasonable require?
ments for North Atlantic winter voy?
We would furtrier recommend that, in
equalizing the treatment between tho
North Atlantic ports, the following font
note, paper B (Appendix A), be sub?
stituted for the present footnote to ta?
bles A, B and C, .which we annex here?
to, marked paper C (Appendix A.)
We have further given effect to a de?
sire which we unanimously entertain to
provide for steam vessels being allowed
sufficient fuel for consumption before
entering the Atlantic in winter by suit?
ably modifying the draught footnote
above referred to (which is equally ap?
plicable to tables A, B and C).
We have considered also the special
r;ise of vessels of what is known as the
"turret type." We think that these ves?
sels, from their special construction, are
entitled to a somewhat larger allowance
than they have hitherto been receiving,
in estimating the exact amount which
we are 'prepared to recommend we have
again to express our acknowledgment
to those of our members to whose as?
sistance we above referred.
The result will be found in the modi?
fied rule's given in Appendix B. The
modifications only four of the rules, the
first extending the definition of a turret
to a breadth not exceeding six-tenths
the greatest breadth of the vessel, the
next increasing tho allowance of the
volume of a turret from 40 to GO per
cent., the third providing for a poop as
well as a forecastle, and the fourth, pro?
viding that if a vessel be constructed
with a turret exceeding six-tenths the
vessel's breadth, or if the freeboard, cal?
culated in accordance with these rules,
should reach a point above the junction
of the vertical side with the proposed
assignment, should be submitted to the
Board of Trade before freeboards are
We thought it right also to consider
the ease of vessels of a type known as
the "trunk." on behalf of which claims
to diminish freeboard have been ad?
vanced. But. as we consider at present,
these vessels are already receiving very
favorable treatment, we are unable to
recommend in regard to them that any
modification of the existing rules .should
Lastly, we have considered the exten?
sion of the Load-Line Tables to vessels
of lengths beyond those specified. Here
also we have received much assistance
from (he members of the committee
specially conversant with the subject
and in the result we recommend the
regulations set out in Appendix C. It
will suffice to state here that those reg?
ulations embody a small reduction of
freeboard in vessels of a little below 40S
feet in length and a fixed proportion of
reserved buoyancy for all ships of a
greater length than 4?6 feet.
in extending table A we were led to
examine the text of the present Load
Llhe Tables for the purpose of introduc
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Of Holiday Goods
Will Fascinate You.
We never before showed so many pretty tilings
at such small prices. We neeu hot remind you that
useful articles are most appreciated. Fancy Parlor
Tables. Pretty Rockers, Lamps, Pictures, China Sets,
China Closets, Chiffoniers, Couches, Mirrors,'. Desks, (
Sideboards, Suits of Furniture, Parlor Suits. Our
terms aae most liberal. We can accommodate you.
Our prices arc lower than any competition can reach. <
We only handle goods of undoubted quality.
Chicago House Furnishing
The Universal House Furnishers,
248 Twenty-eighth Street
The question of the hour?What sha
1 give him ? Read through the items below
and you will be sure to find there just wha
you want?and what is more gratifying
what will be the right thing.
They are each and every one appropriate aoduseful Holiday Gifts
MEN'S SUITS. , MEN'S OVERCOATS.
MEN'S HOU5E GOATS,
And lots of other items which this space
does not permits us to mention.
Prices are the lowest for quality shown.
Call and see us. Make your selections now
and we will put them away for you.
Clothier, Shoer and
Christmas comes fill your sideboard with good liquors for
home use. Choosing is easy from our selection of rich wines
and pure whiskeys, the product of vineyards and distilleries that
are noted for age, quality and purity. Unsurpassed as table drinks aud highly recom=
mended for medicinal purposes, they are now especially arranged for holiday presents
when high=grade liquors are wanted at little prices.
Good Blackberry, Catawba, Port Wine, 50c. gal. and up
Per Gal EVIDENCE OF
Angelica Wine.$ 90 PURITY
Agents for the genuine James E.
rim-At Wine 90 of our whiskey: Peper whiskey, and "
Uaiet Wine. > Us8d ln?08pitals (extra special quality.)
Madeira Wme. 90 u.s.^^'ncat. . J
Old Valley.$12 00 per case
Scuppernong Wine. . 90
Sherry Wine. 90
Old Apply Brandy 1 75 to 3 00
Old Peach Brandy. 2 00
Old Ginger Brandy. 1 50
Blackberry " $1 00 to SI 25
New Eng. Rum....2 00 to 4 00
Jamaica Rum. 2 00 to 6 00
Holland Gin. 1 50 to 6 00
Rye Whiskey, 2 years old.. 1 50
RyeWhiskey, 4 years old.. 2 00
Bourbon Whiskey 3 00 to 6 00
Gibson whiskey,5 years old 4 00
ML Vernon " 5 years old 4 00
James E, Peper.$ 1 25
Old Cabinet. 1 00
Meli wood, (bottled in bond) 1 00
Mt. Vernon, 5 years old. 1 00
Mt. Vernon, (bot at distil) ... 1 50
Irish Whiskey.1 00
J H McBrayer. 1 00
St Julian Claret, Cal. Vintage,
3 00 per case of 12 bottles.
Rhine Wine 5 00 per case of
A'bsinthe, "Vermouth, Creme De MenLhe, K?mmel, Maraschino, Angostura
Bitters, French Brandy. "Martel & Tlennessy'r," Bass Ale, Guinness Stout.Cher
ries, Old Tom Gin, Scheidam Schnapps, tec, etc.
Mi Idoltria .? $20.00|
Speckeled Beauties . 20.00|
Our General ...
Agents for the Pale Amber Export Beer, bottled expressly for us?$7.50 per
barrel (10 dozen), 75 cents per dozen.
Corner Washington Avenue and' 24th Street.
Orders Through Phone or Mail Promptly Attended To.
NO BAR ROOM ATTACHED