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FOR CZAR'S NAVY?
Report Says Local Shipyard Has
Keen Awarded Big
NIU CONFIRMED AT OFllCf
Official Says He Hopes Story is True.
But That No Notice Has Been Re
? celved Here?Mr. Gaumlett Was in
" St. Petersburg When Last Heard
A rumor to iho effect that tho local
shipyard has boon awarded a contract
by the Russian government for four
firm-class battleships and three laigc
cruisers, of the scout, type, was clr
culated among the employe.? of the
yard yesterday and watt generally tils
cussed on tho Ftreetn last night.
General Manager Post could not b.1
seen lust night, but tin oftleial of the
company, who Is In close touch with
the business of Mr. Post's office, stat?
ed lo a Dally Press reporter that if any
hew contracts bad been secured by the
company ihe fact, was not known at
the office. "I hope it is so," be said,
"hut we have received no information
(If qonlirm the report."
* Mr. F. .1. Oauntlett. local auditor r.!
tjie'Bhlpyard company has been In Eu?
rope for several months seeking busi?
ness for the yard. An Associated
Press dispatch announced Mr. Gaunt
left's arrival in St. Petersburg tl row
Weeks after he left hero and stated
that he was spending his time at the
Russian admiralty with representa?
tives of other shipbuilding firms "wait?
ing for the government to ftont a loan."
livery man. woman nnd child In
Newport News will wait, eagerly for n
ronflrmutlnn or conclusive denial of
the report tbut Ihn yard Is to build the
new ships. If Ihe cu tracts have
really been secured, It mean:; thai the
-.yard will hnve an enormous amount of
Work for several years to come, (be
force of workmen! will have to be
fjrently Increased and business condi?
tions in the city will intmedlntely be
,-A: ELKS INSTALL OFFICERS,
Interesting Reports Concerning Ar?
rangements: for Bazaar.
Newiwrt News Lodge, No. .115, II.
P. O. [Silts, met last night und Installed
^A~rintc"ern~bf?fte(1s'riC tlie' last' meet?
ing. Committees for the year were ap?
pointed and various matters of busi?
ness attended to.
The committee in charge of the ar?
rangements for the ba'/aar made an In
lerestlng report. The ludles who are
In conduct the bazaar have organized
and preparations for the event are
rapidly being completetl The fair
.Will open at the new Elks' home on
jAprii 2-1. ami will last for at least, n
SENATOR MARTIN COMING.
|WliS 8pend Friday Conferring With
Friends?Banquet at NigK.
Senator Thomas Martin will arrive
here tomorrow night and has arrang?
ed to remuin In the city until after
the launching of the bnttlcmlp Minne?
The senator will malte his hcadqttnr
lets at one of Ihe hotels and Friday
will ho spent In conferring with his
friends. Friday night he will attend
Iho banquet to be given at Hotel War?
wick by-the Chamber of Commerce nml
it Is piobable that be will he called
upon for u speech*.
Voting Wife Dead.
Mrs. R. \V. Harris. 18 years old, died
yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at her
home. 220 Pcily-lffth street The de?
ceased was a native of Gates.county.
North Carolina, nnd was married lo
.lt. W; Gums; of ibis city, less than a
The funeral will be hcld.ai Ihe resi?
dence this morning at 'J o'clock The
body will be shipped lo Gates county
On Trail of Catboat.
The "Mamie." a catboat belonging lo
Mr. Stacy Wilbur, which was stolen
from Its moorings at Pier A recently,
is thought to have been located at.
Craney Island. Mr. W. H. Hudson, of
West Norfolk, found a boat answering
lite description of the Mamie adrift off
Cianey Island and inserted an adver?
tisement In one of the Norfolk pap?
ers. .Mr. Wilbur will go over ;o West
Norfolk tomorrow jo look ai tlie Ism:.
Miss May E. Handy, of Pill'bilrg,
Pn.. Is visiting Mrs. .lohn H. Lcck. on
Several different makes for sale.
Wo can suit you.' A few large sizes
brought over from last season that
dnh't look quite p.s fresh otttaido as
later arrlcals, will be sob) out at "close
out" prices. BUXTON & PARKER. ?
MR. CRAFFORD HONORED.
Handeome Ring Presented Former
Sergeant by Police Force.
Mr. C. Brown Crafford, wbo rcUxed
from the police force on April I, after
serving as patrolman and sergeant for
thirteen years, was taken in custody
last night by Chief of Police Johnson
and Officer Boswell und escorted to
the slat inn. where be was presented
with tt handsome gold seal ring, hear?
ing an Kill's head upon the seal.
Ofllcer Pad get I was sent. 16 Mr. Crnf
ford's ploce of business about 7
o'clouch to tell the. former sergeant
that lie was wanted at the bint Inn at
once. Mr. Crafford was a little slow
In putting in his appearance and be?
fore ho realized what was happening
Captain Johnson and Oflleer Bosweli
had him in charge.
At itie station, with the oflleers of
the night shift 'drawn up in a semi?
circle. Chief Johnson presented Mr.
Crafford with the ring as a token of
respect and friendship from his former
Mr. Crafford responded, thanking the
oflleers in a feeling manner for the
handsome present und the spirit In
which It wus given.
MR. ORCUTT COMING.
Will Attend Chamber of Commerce
The entertainment commltte of Hie
Chamber of Commerce has been noti?
fied by Mr. C. B. Orcutt, president of
the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dvydock Company, that he will be here
Friday night lo attend the chamber's
Other prominent men who have just
accepted invitations to the banquet
are Lieut. Governor Joseph E. Wlllnrd
und Dr. P. F. Qulnby, or St. Paul, Minn.
in addition to the speakers whose
names were announced several days
ago. the committee bus invited Hon.
S. Burton Meyers, of Norfolk, lo ro
spond to the toast, "Our Surroundings,
Historical ami Commercial." Mr.
Meyers hus accepted the Invitation.
! Soclal-Persorjal I
A delightful luncheon was given yes?
terday by Mrs. W. W. Harwnnd, at her
home. iYini) Huntington nvmuio. in hon?
or of Mrs. Painter, of England. Among
the RtiestH^wore: Mesdemes R. 12. Pal?
mier, D. S. Jones. F. W. llarwbod
Joseph T. Buxton. .1. 15. B. Stuart. O. I).
Bnleholor. H. U Parker. B R. Gary. C.
W. Robinson. II. B. Bailey mil .1. I,.
"' MIsR-t'arlhago. ot Petersburg, is vis?
iting Hie Misses Foley, on Thirty-sixth
Mrs. Charles S'egdnii lias returned
from Manchester, where she visited
Mlrs Mary Bluuil. of Portsmouth. U,
visiting the Misses Roaehe, on Twen?
Miss Margaret Schofleld has return?
ed from a visit to friends in New York.
Miss Irene Pelei.son. of Ronnoke. Is
visiting the Misses Peterson, in East
Miss Ruth Wukenian has returned
from a visit to friends in Washington.
Miss Mamie Horsby is the guest of
friends in Scottsvllle.
Tho Misses Powell, of Norfolk, who
have been visit lug Miss Alice Richard?
son, in East End. have returned home.
Miss Elizabeth Meredith, of Lynch
burg. Is visiting Mrs. R. T. Wood, on
Miss Elsie Mathias, of Amelia coun?
ty, is vlstlng (lie Misses Muthins. on
Miss liattie Bateman, of Louisa
county. Is vlbiting the Misses Bple
man. on Twenty fifth street.
Miss Morden, of Lyuolibuig. left yes?
terday for her home nf'or spending u
week with her sister. Mrs, Lcnnunl
Woyniop. She was accompanied by
Mrs. Weynian. who will spend n week
Mrs. H. Ti Stleff aid children Iff!
yesterday on n visit to Lynchburg.
Miss Viola Oaynor. of Washington.
Is visiting the_ Misses Abbott, on
Twenty sixth street.
Mr. C. A. Epes, of Bla^kstmio. Is in
Hie ciiy on business. '
Mrs. M. M. Vlpontl and children arc
visiting relatives In Washington. Mr.
Vlpontl has relumed from n trip to the
Fined For Fighting.
Wade. Williams, colored, was fined
$10 and costR by Justice Brown yes?
terday for assaulting F.tigene Thomas,
another negro. The fight occurred on
one of the Chesapeake & Ohio coal
piers yesterday morning.
Mrs. Myrtle Schultz. Deserted by
Husband, Found In Hysterical
Condition by Policeman.
JUST RECOVERING FROM FEVER
Pitiful Story Brought Out Before Jus?
tice Brown Yesterday Morning?
Missing Husband Appeared at Sta?
tion to Ask Questions?Doctors
Summoned to Testify in the Case.
Barefooted und scantily clad. Mrs.
Myrtle Schult/., a young married wo?
man who lives with her husband on
Parish avenue, wns found wandering
aimlessly along on Chestnut, avenue
about 4 o'clock yesterday morning by
Policeman Griffin. Upon questioning
the woman, the officer found that she
was ell her Insane or hysterical, so be
called for tho patrol wagon and sent
her to the station house.
In the police slation the woman told
an incoherent story of how her hus?
band bad left her and she could not
stay at. home because "somebody"
was trying to get Into the house nnd
"pour something on her."
Inquiries made by the police officers
reveuled tho fact that the woman re?
cently recovered from an attack of
typhoid fever and has been In a weak
condition since. Tho neighbors de?
clare that she bad not shown signs
of insanity and was getting along com?
paratively well until her husband left
home Satttrduy nnd did not return.
Justice Brown committed the woman
to the hospital department of the jail
and continued the case until today.
Doctors Ayler and Knight, who at?
tended the woman during her Illness,
have been summoned to testify.
Nothing was heard of the husband of
the unfortunate woman until yester?
day uflernoon, when be walked into
the police station nnd begun to nsk
questions concerning her arrest. He
did not seem to be very rc.ueh wor?
ried over the affair and said thnt he
left home Saturday because his wife
made It too unpleasant for him.
It is supposed that Mrs. Schultz,
being weak and nervous, became hys?
terical after spending four or five
nights in the house alone anil wand?
ered out. into the street without realiz?
ing what she was doing.
A mup living next door to the
Schultz home declnres that several
men tried to break Into the house Wed?
nesday night, and that he scared them
off by threatening to shoot. The man
furl her assorts that Schultz was one
of the men In the party.
Tho case is a remarkable one nnd
Justice Brown will make a thorough
investigation into it today.
Mrs. Schultz is only 2<I yours old
und has no children. The husband is
employed at the shipyard.
USED BRICK ON OPPONENT.
Fountain Coles Severely Injured Mar?
shall Tyler's Head.
KoOntnin Coles und Marshall Tyler,
two negro boys, were arrested at
Klghtecuth street und River road yes?
terday afternoon by Officer Padgett
for lighting. When the officer arrived,
Coles has his opponent down - and
was beating him over the head with n
Both boys were arrested and taken
to the police station, where they were
locked up. Fountain Coles was charg?
ed with assault and battery nnd Tyler
will have to answer lo the charge of
Tyler's head was cut very severely,
but none of the wounds are of a seri?
"VIRGINIA DAY" ANNIVERSARY.
State's Battleship Namesake Was
Launched April 5, 1904.
Yesterday was the first anniversary
of "Virginia Day," one of the most
Important days in the history of this
city, for it marked the successful
launching of the battleship Virginia
at Hie local shipyard, and the greatest
military parade ever held here.
Fully 2(1,000 visitors were in this
city a year ago yestertlay and double
that number were present at the ship?
yard 1? *>ec the launching of the bat?
tleship named for the Old Dominion.
The Virginia has- made rapid pro?
gress since she kissed the waters of
the James river for the first time nnd
she is now rapidly Hearing completion.
Daughters of Confederacy.
The John W. Daniel Chapter. Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy, will meet mis
afternoon nl I o'clock at the Young
Men's Christ tan Association building.
LETTER TO W H KELLOG
Newport News, Vn.
Dear Sir: Loud-andoil is not gootl
paint; don't wear: the rule is, as every?
one knows, repaint in three years.
Devoe lasts six. in the same way?
allow wide margin in all such state?
ments. What does It mean, lo lust?
II means the samo with both.
As to coveting: that's another.
Here's nil instance.
Mr. J J Hall, Sheffield, Pa. painted
(wo houses, lend-arid-dll; look 40 gal?
Last summer bought 40 gallons De?
voe for the same two houses; returned
The paint that covers, lasts; It's all
paint, true paint, and full-measure,
l/iud and-oil is all paint but not good
paint; the lead wants zinc. Heller
IS F W DRVOK A CO
F W Ctdwell sells our paint.
The Newport News and Old Point Ry.
and Electric Go, will reduce the
fare from Newport News
to Old Point to
H FARE entitles passenger to Transfer to any
b point on the line. ww
Is a Necessity
in the household. Have you over
(nought (hat. yon arc wasting money
fay not having n hot. water
Ycur Range ?
Well, you are, all right. It takes just
as much coal to keep the range going
without a boiler as witlt it. You are
not. getting all you should out of your
coal money. Let us put you in a boiler
in our first-class plumber style. Won't
Qeo. M. Richter & Co.,
2908 WASHINGTON AVE,
B: Q. CAIN,
319 21, 31st St. Bell Phone. 198-A
We wish to announce to the
Newport News public that we
are prepared to do their work
with the greatest despatch in
the manufacture of and re?
pair of vehicles, all kinds and
sizeo In coming to ub you
jave time and have the benefit
of our many years of'experi?
ence the best materials and
most skilled workmanship, and
theso. coupled with the lat?
est machinery enables us to
give our full guarantee on sii
contracts large or small.
Estimates cheerfully fur?
Repairing, artistic painting, rubber
tires, hose wagons, patrol wagone, bun?
gles, drays, vehicles of all klnd?, sizes
or description. _
Some Special Items in Dry Goods
and Domestics for Today.
SHIRTING PRINTS, IN THE NEW
patterns, per c.
? yard .31*
DRESS CHNCrllAMS, IN SHORT
lengths, per K 1 r?
yard ..,. .?2U
KOBE LINEN, IN STRIPED OR
dotted," per *7 a
yard . .I U
A. P. C. DRESS OINGIIAMS,
per yard ? 1 ft ?
today .i uo
FIGURED VOILE, IN THE BEST
of pal terns, per >f ft
yard .i U
YARD-WIDE PERCALES, OF THE
usual 12 l-2c .grade, per "|Qq
SILK EFFECTS, IN THE NEW
est designs, per 101**
yard .I ?21?
YARD-WIDE UNBLEACHED MUS
lin, of a 7c grade, per c?
YARD-WIDE BLEACHED MUS
iin Hint's worth 8c, per
7-8 FRUIT OF THE LOOM MUS
lin, per yard R;t*?
CRESCENT CAMBRIC, IN LIMIT
less quantities, per yard O'r?
Laundry cleanliness on the one hand,
on tho other makeshift washing?a
mere bluff at Btarching?which will Z
We-do' the best work of any Laundry
In the State. Call tis hp by 'phone, or
call on our driver to call for your work. $
Both 'phoneB No. 10.
Hotel Warwick Laundry:
The Hampton Roads Railway Go,,
are running regular schedule to Sherwood Inn, Old ?< in*.
Fare Irom Old Point to Newport News, ? cents. If you
'want a pleasant ride to Old Point take our cars.
HAMPTON ROADS RAILWAY COMPANY