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FIVE SHIPS MBltv
Force- Kept Busy at Dry Dock
TIIRfcE VESSELS IN FOR REPAIRS
Record for Year Will be Cut Down by
Work on the Massachusetts?Laying
Keel for Cruiser Montana?Shipyard
t t V . ? ' =?
I , ?-!??
Tho BhipMutJ ijeckiunster anil bis
corps or assistants bad a busy d-iy
yesterday. Five vessels were handled
In dry dock No.. 2. during; the day.
two being l!ont<Vl out or the big basin
and three other* being placed on the
blocks for repairs. (
Yesterday nibrnmg I he dock was
filled with water fir the flrat lime In
a week. W.ten tin! gate bad been r::
oioved the American steamship San
Jaeliito ami th* N.,Y. P. ?? N. car Unat
Nq-.S wore Moat ; 1 out. the former-being
mo\ored at cnij of the shipyard piers
while tho latter was. lowed down the
rivet \ \
Tlf,e ChcH'jpcake and Ohio tug
JanuVt Smith. Jr.. Whlcfl Is al the ship?
yard, 'being o vcrlui tiled.\was the fust
;i)GBt l\i bo floated IntV the/basin yes?
terday- I'ollowln ; her tho'Oid Domin?
ion vstoiimer Brandon wan docked and
behind [ those two tho\ big British
BtearasNtip Quuo i Mary\ was hauled.
When Jlte ship was safely In the ?lock
the gate' was closed iinyi the vessels
were Imvero.l on the blocks.
The Qiioeit Mary ami [Brandon will
have Ihch". hulii cleaned., nnd painted'
while in (li-ok and the .lames Smith
Jr.. will hav'v repairs duuo on her hull.
Tho San JVelnln and tar Moat havo
been in tho dock tor line past week
ltaving their liulls repaired, cleaned
nnd painted. l\ ;
The docking record at Hie shipyard
thiv year has not beton as Itnrge as,'was
exported when the . new vi<nr opened.
The iirInclpai reason for this has boon
that ilr.v dock No. 1 has (been out (if
commission tor the paal Itwo mouths,
dm lug Which time tan ships.'havo enter?
ed it. The" Anietlcaji steamship Mass
?ichusetts is* In the.lock having her
bull repaired and llitf work will not be
completed before Junie.
UYING KEEL PyV: MONTANA
WORK ON SECOND OF NEV/ AR?
Will Be Constructed Unoni Ways Re?
cently Vacated by the Battleship
The work of laying the Iteef for the
now United States cruiser .Y'o.niana
was bogu'i at he shipyard yestcrilay
and will be completer: some Mino1 next
week. The keel is lining laid bit .the
stockr. on the lOUth side of s!tl|) trts
?:el No. 2. whetc the battleship Minitf?
sola was Istilit.
Nearly all of I lie scaffolding has
been reset around the stocks and tho
work of putting up the remainder of'
the wood work Is now being rushed'
forward. The frames and longlitudi
uals for the Montana are now being
laid nut in (he ship shed ami some of
them have already been completed.
The work of laying the ueel of the
Montana started just three months and
throe days after the awarding of the
contract for her construction. The
keel of the North Cnrollna, her Bister
ship, the contract for which was
awarded at the same time, has already
MARYLAND LEAVES YARD.
Big Cruiser is Now .'it Anchor in the
The new U.iitod Statc3 cruiser Mary?
land left, her moorings on the south
side of pier 2. at the shipyard yester?
day and backed out into the river,
where she now rides at anchor jtt^t
south of the yard. The Maryland wns
commissioned on April IS and since
that ilmo a forco of men has been at
work putting tho .finishing touches on
her. The work is not yet completed
and the shipyard mechanics .will be
carried to and Bom the ship morning
and evening on the Maryland's steam
(launchca.' ? " ;
Just wiien the Maryland will leave
this port on her first, tea voyage, at.
which time her engines Will he jtr.eu
a "shaking down." is not known but 1
11 in very probable. I lint Mit will re?
main in r.hu river for .several we eks.
The entire crew for llie new cruiser
has not. yet been assembled, .a* the
navy department -is unable 16 furnish',
tho -.-ee Hired number of men and of!i-'
eers. The Maryland will also load h
large amount of stores . nnd aupVlies
?Which wlil ho brotight,ovor to her here
?r.-m the Norrollc-.navy yard. *
In Juno the noV cruiser will go.to
the Brooklyn navy ynni where she will
hn"o lier O-tneh ;guus and secondary
l at'f-ry Installed. The Sims for;' I he
Maryland will bavo tho'la/cst Improved
Rights, which are nowiheing made.
PHI DELTA FRATfcRNITS'.
Social and. Musical at;First Preuby
tcjrlnn Church Toi'ight.
Tho Phi Delta Frnt.erpily. the meii'a.
: . .organization of the First, Preith ?erla'n
and inimical entertainment-at. tlw First
Tho chorus, Mrs. Alexander Wills
and, Mr. J. A. Pool will King. Rev.
I Robert P- Ken, D. P.. of Baltimore,
.formerly pastor of the p/rst church,
lot "Richmond, will make the addre.is.
after which .refreshments .will he
Dr. Korr Is distinguished as a pastor
and equally as an author.. Among his
moiil popular works can he mentioned
"History of the 'PrcsbytoiIan Church
lr. nil Ages." "The' Voice? of God 'In
Hislory.rho Land of Holy Light."
and "Preshytcrlanleni for the People."'
"I he Hymns of the Ages" used in to
many churches, the Preshyterlan
churches of this city included, was
.ompiled by Or. Korr Tho program
will begin at s p. hi., ami nil the con?
gregation Is Invited to Ire the guests
of the Phi Delia*.
LIQUOR LICENSE CONTEST.
Anti-Saloon League Making Fight
v Against John Mitchell.
Tile contested liquor license applica?
tion ease of John Mitchell was called
In the Corporation Court yesterday and
went over until today. A number of
witnesses have been summoned te tes?
tify in the ease and it Is Bald that there
may be some sensational develop?
Messrs. R. M. Lett and B. B. Sem
ni"v represent the applicant and the
Anil-Saloon League is represented by
Messrs. O. D. Batehelor ami W. R. Per
.ki.is. ? ' . ? ?;
Mitchell alleges that the fight
ii'snlhiit him Is the result of a conspir?
acy on lite part of business rivals.
WARSHIP COALING AT SEA
TEST WILL BE MADE OFF CAPE
Battleship Illinois and Collier Marcel?
lus Beady to Go Out Early Next
Week?Nature of Test.
Considerable interest is being mahl'
tested by naval experts In the ap
pr noch lug coaling tests al sea with the
navy collier Marcellus and the battle?
ship Illinois, or the second division of
the battleship squadron, .North Atlan?
tic fleet. '1 he Marcellus Is now about
ready for the test and is at the Nor?
folk navy yard awaiting orders. She
may get. away from the yard about
the first of next week.
The Illinois arrived in Hampton
Rrads several days ago and reported
fir the tests, which will be conducted
under (he direction of ihr? bureau of
equipment of the navy department,
just oft Cape Henry, under moderate
According to the present arrange?
ment the lillno'.f! ami Marcellus will
proceed to sea from Hampton Roads,
A cable upon which the coal iwll la;
transferred In pookot3 v.*ill Ire attach?
ed to the collier from !l.? stern of the
battleship at a distance of 400 feet. It
is proposed Ilia' the Illinois shall low
the Marcellus at a rate of about HI
knots an hour und it it' claimed by
Hie promoters of the roallng system
that the ship's hunkers <an be filled
with coal under good weather condi?
tions at tho rate of IS tens per hour
while both vessels are going at leu
Marine Notes |
Tiie Chesapeake and Ohio tug Wan
drier has been placed in commission
again, after being thoroughly over?
hauled and repaired. "I lie tug has been
at the shipyard for . the past two
months, during which time, her boiler
engines and hull were cleaned and ic
paired. The deck house of lite tittle
tug was partially rebuilt.
Tlie old steamship Stnte of Texas
has been entirely .'.dismantled,', .at tho
"bipynrd, and the work of converting
the ship into a barge will begin in a
few days The State of Texas belongs
to the Seaboard Transportation Coin
The British steamship Wolfe. AI
leyne- entente from Pensacola. Pip.,
for Genoa, Italy* loaded 250 tons of
blinker coal at'Mhid port yesterday.
Held For Examination.
Mrs, Evan, an old woman who lives
on Twenty-third street, "near Wlekham
avenue. Is being held In the'jail hos?
pital for'examination by a commission
of lunacy. *
?*n enjoyable social wits given at
Grace Methodist church last 'night by
the senior Kpworl.h League. Tho Ju?
nior league will .give a suelal at tho
California, $48.25, via Southern Rail?
Southern Railway will sell daily un?
til May 15th, one-way colonist-tickets
at $48.25 via thb|r through route.- Qnly
bho change ncces'sary to tho Pacific
coast. Personally conducted exctirn
slon sleepers three limes a week,
berth rate In samo $8.50. For further
Information'"call". 112 eltftcr 'phono, or
address W, W. CROXTON. Pass. Agt?
No. &f> toanby Btreet, Norfolk, Va.
MAYOR JONES LEADS
Hampton Elks are Voting at a
INTEREST IN 1116 CONILS1
Banti From German Cruiser Bremen
. Will Bs One of the Attractions at
Bazaar Tonight?Card Party at
? Home This Afternoon.
With the rush which has beim the
chief characteristic since tho opening,
the Elks' lair continued hist night nnd
in spite of Hie unfavorable weather
arge, noisy, good humored, and with-1
al a liberal crowd turned out. There i
was something doing" ovory minute I
from the opening of the door? at 8 un?
til tlicy were closed at 11.3rt. " The
Macahees. Odd Fellows and Knights j
of Columbus were the guests of hon?
or last night, tach lodge being well
Interest in the voting contest for the
most popular Elk on ilia Peninsula,
which comiiicm-i.d Monday night, waa ]
heightened considerably whuif 'lie
tintiics of the ?.?wcnty'-flvi; contestants!
for first place v ere nostcd on u large;
placard mi: the? first Hour, with Mayor
Thornton P. Jones, of Hampton, hea.l-1
Ing the list. A number of Newport
News favorite.*, were among tho list I
and imnieiFateiy the local Elks and.
their fiiends "pot busy." Tho jroflll't
was on wit it a rush nnd soon Mr.
lootle Cofer was loading. The I lamp
tonlans wee; in hand'last night as
usual and wh'.;it they saw the condition i
>f affairs th.-y nobly1 rallied to the sup-'
pott of tln ir favorite und when the
content closed al II O'clock Mayor
?bines led by ?'< 1-2 votes ? with Mr.
Phil I'ocarly second.
The following is liic standing of the
Mayor Thornton P. Jones.6S 1-2
lt. J. Maekey.IT,
E. W. Mllstoatl.*T2 1 .1
J. K. ? Williams...10
Harry Vandegrit't. S 1-2
Henry Burcher.:.7 1-2
A. Mc Mahen. G
J. D. nohlken. 5
A. A. Lnnghorno. 5
Jack Walsh. 5
J. M. Curtis.5
Spot. Poy.l. 2 1-2
Mr. Lake. 2 1-2
Morris Eisenman. 2 1-2
A. V. DHliou. 2 1-2
M. H. Lash. 2 1-2 |
Frank Ivcnss. 2 1-2
C P. Hundley_. 2 1-2,
E. Peyser.i. 212
William Penn.: ?-2 1-2
The voting contest will continue to?
night ami tomorrow nigh: and II the |
fait continues next week.'it will not
close before that. time. The Elk|
holding tho highest place on the list
will win a gold watch charm, which Is |
a thing of rare beauty.
The proceeds received from the
various booths and places of amuse?
ment last, night were very encouraging
and there is some talk of continuing
Hie fair tho first three nights or next,
week. The Turkish booh was again
the center or attraction last, night, a
number of pipes, cigars, smoking sets
and cigarettes being disposed of by
the voting ladles assisting.
There were n number of German and
American tnrs at. tho fair again.
The entire program arranged by the
entertainment committee for -ast
night w\?s not rendered owing to tap
noise made by the people and the
imooting gallery. The following se?
lections were rentieret:, however;
PI"tio ;>olo? Mrs. Veillnes.
Saxnphnne Quartette?Messrs. Scull. |
Howard. Smith and Johnson.
Pinnb arid mandolin duet?Mi: s
Blanche Marlowe and Mr. O'Connor.
Anderson's orchestra furnished the
music during the evening, playing
many popular airs.
Tonight the excellent band of ihe
Genuau cruiser Bremen will attend thc|
fair and furnish music during the even
ign. Tho hand will lie stationed on
thr; third floor, which will again be
thrown open to the dancers tonight.
The dancing wns eliminated 'Tuesday,!
and lasi night, hut it has been decided |
to continue it tho remainder of the lair.
Early?in the evening the baud will es?
cort ihp local aerie of Eagles lo the
This hf'.ernoon a card party will nc
held at the Elks; Home. A mini her of
tickets have boon disposed of by the
entertainment ccmriilttee ami It is ex?
pected that at a largo crowd will at?
The following program hps been ar?
ranged l.y the entertainment, commit?
tee, for- .tonight:
Piano solo?Mr. Ernest Alfoot.
Piano and violin selection?Misses
pelt/, and Reyner.
'Piano select lot i?Miss Halm.
REORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEE
Must Tako Place at Time Legislative
Candidate is Nominated.
Mr. C." Aylott Asiiby, vice-chairman
of tho City Democratic committee, lias
received a letter from State Chairman
J. Taylor Ellyson, replying to a ques?
tion concerning the time the city com?
mittee Is to be"reorganized. Mr. Elly?
son calls attention to the fact that, tho
plan adopted by 'the Stae boated pro?
vides that local,committees shall bo re?
organized at tho firiio the candidates
for .tho Legislature arc named.
The city committee at Its last meet?
ing passed a resolution providing that,
tho candldnto for the Legislature be
named In the primary which Is to be
held some, lime In'June, when the 'can?
didates for I ho, city, offices are selected.
The subcommittee appointed to
draw tip a plan and sot a dato for the
locnl, primary .will report at a meeting
of the committee next ? Tuesday night.
Mr. end Mrs. L. M. Chonlhnm have
returned from their wedding trip and
and at home to (holt; ftienda at 227
.Twenty-seventh Btteot, ,
x AND PEELED
Suffered for One Year ?Water
Caused Agony, Heat Intense Pain
?Grew Worse Under Doctors?
Could Not Do Any Housework.
CURE BY CUTICURA
"About a year ago my bauds began
to cra?-k and peel. I tried many reme?
dies, but they grew worse all the time.
At last they be?
came so sore that
it was impossible
for uic to do my
1 put my hands in
water, I was in
agony for hours;
and if I tried to
cook over the stove, tire heat
caused iutcuse pain.' I consulted .a
doctor, but his prescriptions, were
utterly useless. I gave him up and
tried another, but without the least
satisfaction. About six weeks, ago I
got my first relief when I purchased
Cuticura Soap and Oiutmeut. After
using them for n weck, I found to niy
great delight that my bauds were
beginning to feel much better, the
deep cracks began to heal up and
stop running, ami to-day iiiy hands
are entirely well, the one cake of
Cuticura Soap and onC box of Cuticura
Ointment being all that I used,
(signed) Mrs.<Minnie Drew, 18 Dana
St-1 Roxbury Mass."
ONE NIGHT TREATMENT
For Sore Hands and Feet
Soak the hands or feet on retiring
in a strong, hot, creamy lather of
Cuticura .Soap.' Dry and anoint freely
with Cuticura Oiutmeut, the greatskin
cure. Wear ort the hands during the
night old. loose gloves, or bandage the
feet lightly in o7d, soft cotton or linen.
Cilliruro Simp, Olnlnli iil, ?ml ml? nr.- (Hid Ihr.mahout
Ulf ?nrlil. l'iitlur liruR.I Clii'iri.Cur|>.,Salr I'mpt..Umhin.
OJ- Semi fur M How tu Cure Ik-lilng, Scaly llumurf."
We Have the Right
to be proud of our success for wo have
earned it. Earned it by good honest
We have never done a poor Job and
we never will. We are ready to dem?
onstrate our skill and thoroughness
any Ohio "you say. Don't, hesitate to
employ us for fear of high charges.
We don't mako 'eui..
Qco. M. Richter & Co.,
2v08 WASHINGTON AVE.
Famous Scotch and Irish
Are recommended by Auulyslsts aud
Doctors for their purity und excellence.
See that you get
? . ' i ? S, . j H " f
and v don't he persuaded to take any
7 Corf'i Di (ldlotf!, Praeien Row.
JN'O. E. MU6LER
2312 Washington Avenue.
WHEN YOU DE8IRE
The best brands export and draught
beers carried In stock.
, 2312 Wsahlngton Avepu*.
to the quality of our furniture, Stoves,
eto., and our low prices to secure and.
retain your patronage.
(??ullil Onldeu ijunrt ?' b I Oik
"??ell f nut, full ro l Sui* h
S'.'. worth |I5. u U'.T spc.
. ..ilt u|i.
Solid Onk lliil
Rack* s-.m? to $.??
Sec our lender* n
tH, $10, $11 tlK mi'
<!i<iiritiiioe>l rook stoves und
Kiim;,n. *|n In sin. 8*0 out
leader* in sin, $is,8-U awl ?'-'?''?
licfrlccrtitors wllh .iinn.ll nml
inri-1- ire rompuitntont?;
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Our Easy Payment Plan Will Be Made to Suit You.
SPiUKER BROTHERS, 226=28th. St.
Purnlshcr* of Happy Home*.
WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT!
I OTTS m al1 Parls of
*"V 1 ? the city at re?
markably low prices. We
have just opened a new
sectio 1 near the center of
the city. The
lots are selling
This will enable you to
get your house up cheap.
Call at our office at
2408 llotel Warwick Building, and talk it over..
Worden's "Combination Bolt"
? I . : WOODEN MINNOW AND BUCK-TAIL.
Look rtt the Spinner! Tho best otic ever maile. Spins "like a top,"mid ivotl'i bowl or gel
Join of onlor. ? Tho besl lure for Hubs, I'lke, I'icltcrul or MuscnlougR over niadn. Ulyo U a 11 ml.
iir yon rlun't say ll Is thu-bost bait you over used let 11* know and wo will refund your monoy
nod you ran keep the. minnow, Mario hi the following colors: Hud, While, (irccn, Yullmv, Na
turiil Cedur, (irceii and White, and Silver or Aluminum. We. koikI li anywhero postpaid Tor noo
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A flood representative of that conservatism which, combined with
1 enterprise, makes it a power In the community.
A good bank In which to havo your account,
I THE PEOPLES' DEPOSITORY
CITIZENS AO MARINE BANK
issues drafts large and small on all foreign countries ?nd buys
?>nd sells foreign currency.
Capital, $50,000. Surplus. $55,000
E. QUINCY SMITH,
A. L. POWELL,
WM. H. KELLOGQ,
TUB NEWPORT NEWS NATIONAL BANK
- U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITARY
Transacts u General banking buslno?a. Four per ccut. lutcrcat alluKOtl
on savings aceoiinlj. \
W. A. POST. President.
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J. A.AVILIil'ITT, Cnnhlor.
AltTllUR LUIS, AiiRt. Cashier.
? FIRST NATIONAL BANK
U. 8. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, CITY DEPOSITORY, CITIZENO'
Stockholders' Liability . 100,000.00
Surplus and Profits. 93,000.00