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GASES OF SMALLPOX
Three Are Now Confined in the
NO REAL CAUSE FOR ALARM
They" Arc All Negroes, One from Kockctts
ami Two from Bloodficld. Reported'
? That Another Alan Suspected
Was Not round.
The mystery of Dinks Strother's case
may never be cleared up. but there
seems to be no doubt that there
are now three genuine cases of small?
pox in this section. They are all ne?
groes, and are all in the pest-house,
strictly quarantined, and carefully at?
tended. One of these men, Charles
Jones, lives in Rocketts, at No. 510
Twenty-third street, a boarding house
for negroes. It Is said that he first de?
veloped symptoms of the disease last
Thursday, and was put out of the
house later by the woman who keeps it.
He applied to the overseer of the poor
to be taken to the almshouse. That
official suspected what was the matter, }
and reported the case to Dr. W. F. (
Creasy, who made an examination, and
had the man immediately isolated.
This was Sunday, and the disease had
developed in to' the secondary stage.
The. other two patients are from
Bloodfield. They arc Edward Cren
shaw and Daniel Hamlelt. both living
on Ivy avenue. They were discovered
yesterday morning by Officer J. A. Wil?
liamson, of the Bloodtield police. He
reported them to Justice Ford, at whose
instance Drs. Creasy and Charles made
an examination. The physicians pro?
nounced them genuine cases, and the
Justice forthwith ordered them sent to
the pest-house, to be cared for by
Warwick county. This order requires
the signature of another justice, and
that of Justice Jones will be obtained.
This magistrate was at Warwick Court?
house yesterday. This informality did
not prevent the rapid execution of the
order, which was obeyed with alacrity
by the patients themselves.
Chief Boatwright, of the Bloodtield
police, rendered the authorities. with
Officer Williamson, very valuable aid in
this matter. The Chief reports that an?
other man. Who resided on Ivy avenue,
is suspected of having the disease, but
when the officers wont to the house yes?
terday afternoon they found that the
man had moved out. He has probably
located on Hampton avenue.
A negro woman was also suspected,
but upon examination she was found
to bo afflicted with nothing graver than
There is no cause for alarm on the j
part of the people. No epidemic is
' feared. The patients are completely
and effectively isolated. and their
houses have been thoroughly dis?
All three of the patients in the pest
house, under the care of Dr. Creasy,
who took charge of them. Health Of?
ficer Bagby being absent in King .and
Queen county, are doing well, and will
recover. They have the disease' in a
mild form. The case of Hamlett is de
veloped almost as far as that of Jones.
After some difficulty, a nurse was se- j
cured yesterday afternoon in the person
ot Emanuel Allen, a very efficient col?
Dr. Bagby returned to the city last
night, and at once went up to see Dr.
? Creasy in regard to the emergency.
Dr. Bagby, in his capacity of health
officer, will take charge of the patients
from now on.
It is probable that a meeting of the
? Board of Supervisors of the county will
be called at an early date, possibly to?
day, to take some formal action relative
to the Bloodtield cases.
The Peninsula Eight and Power Company
to Enlarge Its System.
Mr. H. B. Gay, representative of the
Westinghouse Electric & Manufactur?
ing Co., is here from Baltimore for the
purpose of bidding on the new machin?
ery which the Peninsula Electric and
Power Company contemplates putting
into its plant. This will include two
new motors, having a capacity of two
thousand incandescent lights. The com?
pany will extend its system so as to in
clued Lakeville, Bloodfield, and that
section comprised by the space between
Thirty-fourth and Fiftieth streets.
Plowing tip Land.
A force of men has been at work
above the shipyard for the past 'few j
days plowing up the land between For?
ty-sixth and Fiftieth- street. The prop?
erty between those streets and Wash?
ington avenue and the river has all been
plowed and the land on the other side
of Washington avenue to Lafayette av?
enue is being turned up at ajively rate.
It cannot be learned just why
this'work is being done, but it is sta ted
officially that it has no connection with
the proposed ordnance plant.
A New Building.
Work on the foundation for the new
building to be erected by Mr. W. I.
Fltssimmons on the property recently
purchased by Mrs. Fitzslmmons and
Mrs. Walker at the corner of Washing?
ton avenue and Thirty-first, street, was
started this morning and the brick work
will be under way in a few days. Mr.
J. W. Davis has the contract for the
Transfer of a Loi,
In the Corporation Court clerk's of ?
fice yesterday a deed Avas entered
transfering from the Old Dominion
Land Company to C. F. Gilliam one lot;
Ladies' and gentlemen's restaurant,
corner Washington avenue.and Twenty
fourth street, will open Thursday, De?
cember 29th. Dinner from 12 M. untlr
2 P. M., 30 cents. Everything the mar
, ket affords. Also a European bill of
\ fare, including the best of everything
I at reasonable prices. Kitchen under the
( management of Chef Brodten, late of
S the Parker House, Boston. Mass. Open
'ifrom 6 A. M. until 12 midnight.
V F. W. PARKE Ft,
?lt. i Manager.
The New City Jail May Be Enlarged for
There is some talk in official circles of
adding another story to the prison por?
tion of the city jail, the plans for which
contemplate only two stories and have
but two tiers of cells.
The idea of running the prison depart?
ment up to a point even with the roof
of the front portion of the building is
to permit the addition of another tier
of cells on each side when nece.xty de?
mands. It is generally -recognized now
that a mistake was made in not making
provision for more cells arid the city of?
ficials who are directly interested in the
jail will doubtless make some effort to
?have the third tier made possible when
needed toy the extension of the back
'Contractor Richardson estimates the
cost, of running the rear part up another
story to be in the neighborhood of $600
or $700. It woulif take very little time
to make this addition and when it is
finished there will be ample room to
make provision for a third more prison?
ers then the present plans contemplate.
Of course, it will not he necessary to ex?
tend the cells for some time to come, as
the two tiers on each side of the prison
and the few cells in the front part for
youths and delicate prisoners will ac?
commodate all of the prisoners likely to
be incarcerated in jail for several years
yet. There is satisfaction, however, in
knowing that when the time comes to
extend there will remain only the ex?
pense of adding the cells and there will
be no cost for tearing out the roof and
raising the walls.
At present there is no money that can
bensed for this purpose but hi the next
few days if is not unlikely that some
means will be devised by which the ad?
dition may be made before the building
is under roof.
Should the United States government
decide to enter into negotiations with
the city for the incarceration of United
States prisoners sentenced by and
awaiting trial before the United States
Court at Norfolk, for this district, it is
probable that the additional tier of cells
will be needed sooner than anticipated.
United States Marshal Morgan Treat, it
will he remembered, has recommended
that the Norfolk jail be abandoned as
soon as this is completed and that all
prisoners under his jurisdiction be con?
fined in the Newport News jail.
The work on the new jail is going
ahead at ;?. lively rate. The prison de?
partment has been raised to the win?
dow sills of the first floor'and the front
portion is going up rapidly. The stout
steel doors and window frames will be
placed in position next.
CITY NEWS !>? HKIKF.^J
Newsy locals and Pointed Paragraphs
"Prepared for Hurried Readers.
The Christmas 'Sunday school enter?
tainment, of 'the First Presbyterian
church will be held tonight. The en?
tertainment at East End Mission is
scheduled for tomorrow night. Inter?
esting programs have been prepared for
A marriage license was issued, yes?
terday to Thomas Jbseph Dailey and
Elizabeth Regnia Mansley. The mar?
riage will take place next Monday.
The Warwick County Court convened
yesterday after its holiday recess with
Judge Baker P. Lee on the bench. A
number of officials from this city went
The congregation and friends of Rev.
W. R. Motley, pastor of the Thirtieth
street Christian church, treated him to
a regular old fashioned pounding dur?
ing the holidays.
Miss Christie G. Cheever is spending
the holidays with her parents in Wil?
Mr. John Gilliam, of Alexandria, Va.,
after spending Christmas in the city,
left Tuesday evening for that city.
The two new- electric cars for the
Newport News and Old Point Railway
and Electric Company, which arrived
from the makers on Saturday, were put
in service Tuesday. They are hand?
some closed cars, with patent heating
Mr. Carson Vandergrift, Jr., has re?
turned to Newport News, after spending
Sunday and Monday with his parents
on West Main street.?Charlottesville
Lee's birthday, January 19, will be ob?
served -with appropriate exercises by
Magruder Camp, Confederate Veterans.
Prof. F. B. Davis and daughter, of
Gordonsville, are the guests of Mr. C.
Mr. James McMurran is spending the
j holidays in the city with his family and
j The Young Women's Christian Tem
| perance Union will have a social at the
! residence of Mr. Thomas B. Henley, on
I West avenue, tomorrow night, begin?
ning at S o'clock.
The hall thief is abroad in the land
again. Yesterday one entered a
Twenty-seventh street boarding house
and carried off an overcoat belonging
to Mr. Charles Pace. The owner found
his garment in a Washington avenue
pawnshop, and is now wearing it. No
arrests were made, it being impossible
to discover the identity of the thief.
Epworth League Otlicers.
The Epworth League of the Washing?
ton Avenue Methodist church has
elected the following officers for the first
six months of 1899:
'President?'Mr. J. E. T. Hunter.
First Vice President?Miss Ora Ham?
Second Vice President?Mrs. S. .1.
Third Vice President?Miss Laura
Secretary?Mr. Edward H. Howard.
Treasurer?Mrs. Lloyd !H. Creasy.
Musical Director?Mr. W. F. TunibuH.
Organist?Miss Laura. Davis.
Assistant Organist?Miss Nina String
I field. '?
Chairman of Lookout Committee
Miss Mary E. Turpin.
Chairman of Flower Committee?Miss
The committees will he selected at
the next, meeting of the League, which
will very probably he held next Tuesday
Robert Allen and C. Hogan, drunk;
fined $2 and costs.
T. Porter and E. Smith, disorderly;
fined $3,50 and costs.
E. Davis, disorderly; fined $5 anc
costs. ' I_
The Funeral of Mr. John A
INTERMENT IN GREELAWN
No Sermon Was Preached Over the Re?
mains. Tue Pall Bearers. Tribute
to tlio Character of the Deceas?
ed Prom a Home Paper.
The funeral of Mr. John A. Robinson,,
late owner of the Daily Commercial,
took place at 2:30 o'clock yesterday af?
ternoon from the First Presblterian
church, a large number of friends and
relatives of the deceased gentleman be?
The' services were simple but impres?
sive. No sermon was preached. The
pa3tor, Rev. E. T. Well ford, read the
beautiful Presbyterian elective service,
incorporating in it a number of selec?
tions from the Bible appropriate to the
occasion. Miss McGhee, soloist of .the
choir, sang "Nearer iny God to Thee"
during the service, and two hymns ware
I sung, "My Faith Looks up to Thee"
land "Asleep in Jesus."' the urganis!,
I Mr. O. E. Godwin., officiating at the
j The remains were taken to Greniawn
I cemetery, acd there interred after the
j short commitment service. The follow?
ing gentlemen acted as pall-bearers:
City Treasurer James M. Curtis, Com?
monwealth's Attorney J. K. M. Newton,
Messrs. J. A. Willett, W. G. Burgess, T.
T. Powell. W. Scott Boyeiiton, W. O.
Stuart and C. B. Nelms.
The lloral offerings were both beau?
tiful and numerous, almost covering the
casket, and later, the grave. Among
the designs was an exouisitc one from
the Woman's Christian Temperance
i Union, representing a sheaf and scythe,
j It will 'be a long time ? before the
place left vacant 'in the community by
I the death of this estimable gentleman,
! will be tilled. It was said of him yes
: terday by a friend:
j "Ho was a man in the truest sense
1 sense of the word. If he had an enemy,
j I do not know it. He deserved none,
j for in all his dealings he was honest
i and fair. 1 never knew him to do a
i thing that was unkind or calculated to
! hurt: Those who knew him, respected
j and admired him. And they loved
I The following special dispatch to the
Philadelphia Inquirer from McCori
nesllsburg, Pa., where the deceased lived
for thirty years, shows how highly he
was regarded in that city:
"Hon. John A. Robinson, an ex-mem?
ber of the Pennsylvania Legislature
from Fulton county, died Monday at
his home at Newport News, Va., aged
62 years. Mr. Robinson, prior to his je
moval to Newport News, was active in
Pennsylvania politics. In his early life
he was elected to the office of Prothonc
tary of Fulton county, -and was a mem?
ber of the legislature for the sessions ol
1SS7 and 1SSS. He was born in Adams
county, and connected with a familj
well known in Democratic political cir?
cles of the State a generation ago. He
was proprietor of the Daily Commercial
published at Newport News, until i
short tinie before his death."
G< ALE OF VALUABLE SCHOOL
J PROPERTY FOR THE CITY OP
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
By order of the Board of School Trus?
tees of the City of Newport News, Va.
we will offer for sale at public auctior
TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1S98,
commencing at 11 o'clock A. M.,'in fronl
of the Twenty-eighth street scnool, ih?
following very desirable pieces of prop?
erty together with the improvements
FIRST?The two lots and schoo
building thereon situate on the Nortl
side of Twenty-eighth street betwoer
Washington and Lafayette avenues
This property is in the heart of the bus
incss section of the city and witl
slight costs could be turned into store:
and flats which would rent very hand?
SECOND?The two lots and tw<:
houses thereon situate on Roanoke av
: enue between Twenty-third and Twen?
ty-fourth streets in a most desirable
section of the East End.
THIRD?The two lots and improve
ments thereon on Twenty-second stree
between ejfferson and Madison avenue:
occupied by the colored school.
Possession of these buildings will b<
given as soon as the new public schoo
buildings now in course of constructioi
are completed. From the day of sab
until the 28th street property is turnei
over to the purchaser the school boar
will 'allow rent for. it at the rate of $51
per month. It is estimated that pos
session to these buildings can be givei
by March 1, 1S00. On the Roanokf
avenue property the school boad wil
allow a rental from the day of sale un?
til it is turned over to the owners of $U
per month. On the Twenty-seconc
street property the school board wil
allow a rental of $25 per month from th<
day of sale until possession is giver
which is estimated to be April 1.
TERMS:?One-third cash, balance ii
six and twelve months. For further in?
formation and ^catnination of thf
buildings and property, call at oui
IRWIN TUCKER & CO..
Real Estate Auctioneers, Washiugtoi
avenue and Twenty-eighth street,
de 20 td
Encourage Home Industry
Dealers can increase their sales 50 pet
cent by pushing the celebrated
The best 5 cent cigar on earth. New?
port News Cigar Co. Factory, No. 240:
Washington avenue. P. O. Box 95.
DR. FEUX LE BRUWS
Steeif Pennyroyal Ti-eaviass!
is tho original ar?ot.17 FJ?CNCH
safe and rahaoie enra on tne mar
?ket. Price. MX*,; sent by mail
< Genuine sol? only by
Fot eafle by KLOR'S DRUG STORES
Some of the $j
Very Best $!
I PROPERTY 9!
I FOR SALE f
I HERE. t|
I Our Long f I
I Experience and f
I Knowledge of Realty f i
I Values enables us to in= f j
i teiligently advise you f I
I what to buy and & j
I where to buy. I
? MuStonl & Edmunds. !i
I Established 1893. |
I Presents I
I To Suit ?I3. Purses, T
f- 3rioa=brac. | j
? Beautiful articles of ?|
? irridescent. glass. Quaint f j
I shapes in (he newly iui
I ported Aller Vale ware. ? j
? Doulton tobacco ja rs and I
fvases. Articles in Lim- Ii
^ oges, Koyal bonn, etc. *i
f Leather Goods. I
^ A Hue line of ladies' '\\
f purser? card cases, etc I
? Pocketbooks, card cases, I
f flasks, etc., for gentle- 1|
? meu. Choice books, pic- &
? tures and cut glass. Cam- |
? eras and musical instru- s |
I ments. f i
I BOOKSTORE, ? |
? l^? ^2?tH St f
I * &
A Happy New Year for 1899
will -be enjoyed when Beauty passes the !
cheering- bumper of good old Southern
egg-nog or warming punch, when made
from our velvety, pure anr high grade
t v hiskey, when on your round of New
"Fill the bumper fair!
Every drop we sprinkle
O'er the brow of care
Smooths away a wrinkle."
; R. J. MAO KEY
And why prepare for it by hav?
ing your winter suit dyed or cleaned,or
both for that matter, as prices are so
low you can well afford to have it done.
I make old .clothes look like new ones.
Try me and be convinced. You'll be
glad of it.
221 27th streeL
Wilmlnt'e '"hi rtand.
Milk from healthy cows. Stables as
clean as a house ana alwys open to ia.
J. F. LANGSLOW,
iNewnort News, Virginia
De La Salle institute
Hampton Roads. Grnnd Boulevard
and De La Salle Ave. For young men
and boys. Commercial, Scientific and
Literary. Also Military Tactics. Half
car fare from Newport News to La
Salle Ave. For particulars apply at the
FOR SALE?FINE SINGING IMPORT
cd Canary birds. Lin
i. ])lain or mixed, for
all kinds of birds. Also
cages, all sizes, cage fix?
tures and material fo"
cages. All birds guaran?
G. ALBERT LENZ,
2f>00 Jefferson Avenue.
FOn EITHER SEX"!
This remedy being
applied directly to the
seats of the disease, re?
quires no change of
diet. Cures guaranteed
in one to two days.
Small plain packages,
by mail, $1.00. Sold only
by Klor'a Drug Store,
Newport News, Vu.
Perkins, Duncan ft Company.
Library furniture to suit the doctor, !aw=
yer millionaire or the mechanic.
;R'jrkins, Duncan 6k Co.