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WOULD GIVE GUY ft
CIRCUS NOW AND THEN
ftacj Committee fieccommends
That License Tax be Cut
'mm ON NFXl YtARS1 LICiNSES
"Water, Gao and Title Companies Will
Have to Contribute Considerably
. IMore to City Than Heretofore, if
.. Council Adopts the Report Agreed
' Upon Last night.
By a unanimous vote the finance
committee of the city council last
night decided t? recommend to the
cuhunon council and iho hoard of
Oridermon that the license tax imposed
Dii circuses exhibiting in Newport
.News be reduced to $1o0 a day for
?circuses charging not more than
f?0 cents for one , general ad?
mission and not more than 25
cents for one reserved seat, and $75
si day for shows charging not more
than 2!? cents for a single general ad
mission ticket and not more than 15
eei'.ts each for reserved seats.
An ordinance, approved March SO.
1905, imposes a license inx of $250 a
day on circuses, to which the admis?
sion fee does not exceed 25 cents, dud
?too n day for circuses charging 25
cents or less for a single admission
ticket. At I hat time many of the
members of the city council thought
circuses did harm, because they took
ko much money out of the city, and
the object of the ordinance was to
ke/'p siiows away.
Kept Shows Away.
The ordinance has served its pur?
pose well, for since its passage only
ono circus has come to Newport
News, the largest and best of the
tented attractions cutting this city
from their circuits.
The members of the finance com?
mittee arrived at the conclusion las
iiight that, like the people of other
cities, the people of Newport News
want to see a circus now and then
sind that the license lax should l>o so
adjusted as to Induce the big shows,
to come hero. Shows coming hero
from Richmond have to return to thai
city after the performances here, as
the Chesapeake! a Ohio Railway will
not barge the cars across Hampton
Ronds to Norfolk. This entails con?
siderable expense nnd having to pay
in addition an unusual!} large license
tax to perform, practically all of the
shows cut. tills city.
The, finance committee met in spe?
cial session at the city hall last night
for the purpose of considering tin
ordinance imposing taxes on licenses
for municipal purposes for the
year commencing May 1. The com?
mit ipo made minor changes in sev?
eral provisions of the ordinance, be
?sides the changes in the section re?
lating to circuses. It is recommend?
ed that license taxes upon water, gas
and title companies be materially in?
Doctor Porter's Sermons.
Rev. .1. (W. Porler I>. 1)., pastor
of the Newport News Baptist cWuroh,
announces that he will, beginning
tomorrow nip.'hl. preach a series '>l
sermons on the subject, "The Chris?
tian Mother v< rsus tho Smart. Set."
Tire doctor says that in the course
of these sermons he may touch upon
incidents connected with tho Thaw
Young married people and old ones
That have no children to laugh and
Kind Choir troubles will '-Little ones"
If they lake Rocky Mountain Tea
.T. C. Oorsuch & Co
Where Quality Is Uppermost. ^
The Shoe for careful men.
For comfort loving men and In fg
fact nil men who appreciate the ?
Dull Leather.$5 00 g
Shiney Leather .$6 00 g
WE FIT FEET. %
Shoe Palace, |
p 2600 Washington Avenue. ^
FIRST SIGNS ARK
IN Tri 10 BACK
It is Best Not to Neglect Nature's
Danger Signals When the Kid?
neys Are Involved.
Take care of backache. A grout
ninny cases of kidney enniplain) are
report) d about hero, also bladder
trouble and rheumatism.
An authority once stated thai pain
in the back, loins or region <>t the
kidneys is the danger signal nature
hangs out to notify ibe sufferer that
there Is something wroug with the
kidneys, which should receive Imme?
diate atlohtion. only vegetable treat
ihenl should he administered and ab?
solutely no strongly alcoholic patent
medicines, which are harmful to the
kidneys and bladder.
The following prescription, while
aim nie, harmless and inexpensive. Is
i known and recognized as a sovereign
: remedy for kidney complaint. The In?
gredients can he obtained at any good
; prescription pharmacy and anyone can
! mix them: Compound Knrgon. one
ounce; Fluid Extract Dandelion, one
half ounce; Compound Syrup Snrsa
partlla, three ounces. Shake well In
a bottle and take in lenspoonful doses
lifter each meal and at bedtime.
This preparation is said t<> restore
the natural function of the kidneys,
so they will sift anil strain the pels
onous waste matter, uric field, etc.,
from the blood, purlfytiu" it and re?
lieving rheumatism. Backache will he
relieved, the urine will t-c neutralized
and cleared and no longer a cause of
Irritation, thereby overcoming such
symptoms as weal; bladder, painful,
frequent and other urinary difficulties.
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,*i Marine Notes !w
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Cormth Towed Into Port.
The British steamer Corlnttti
! came up to this port from Ohl
Polni yesterday morning in tow of
thq wrecking tug Rescue and an?
chored off the shipyard. The vessel
' will today be docked in dry dock
'?'No. 2, where a survey of Dior hull
I will be made. The Corinth was
wrecked near Kington, .la., on Nov?
ember 20 and is in a bad shape.
Fcr Coal Cargo.
he 'Norwegian steamer Egdn ar
' rived in p ut yesterday morning
from N v.- York to load a full cargo
of coal to the account of the Bef
. wind-White Coal Company.
Survey Steamer Here-.
The United States geological sur?
vey 81 earner Explorer arrived m
] port from sea yesterday morning
I and is how ancfiorod off Old Domini
lo:i pier A. A number t>r engineers
1 are aboard the vessel and after she
'< loaves thin port they will make a
survey of the coast in this Vicinity.
Friday, February 22, 1907.
Steamer Egda (Vor), Olson. New
; York?to Berwind-Wbllo Coal Com
; pany in. ballast.
Steamer Corl-nth (Br.) Kingston,
J .la., (in tow wrecking tut; Rescue),
i Steamer Howard, Chase, Baltimore
! ? to Merchants ?- Miners' Transpor?
tation Company with passengers and
Steamer Kerrth'aw, Bond. Boston
i and Norfolk?to Merchants Miners
( Transportation Company with pass
i c-tigers and merchandise.
Steamer .Tefferson Dole, New York
and Norfolk?to Old Dominion Steam?
ship Company with merchandise.
?Schooner Marguerit, Trl-pp, Nor?
folk?to Smokeless Fuel Company
j Steamers Jamestown, Hiller. Nor
folk and New York; KershaiW, Bond.
Baltimore: Howard. Chase. Norfolk
and Boston; McOiloan, Curry, Nor?
folk and Philadelphia.
Schooners 01?ry B, H. C. Dow,
Murray. Charleston, S. <'.: Warren
B. Potter Haininett. Charleston. S.
I.C.: Slyvl? C. Hall. Gray. Jackson?
ville. Fla;; Evelyn W. Hlnkley, New
comb. Key West. Fla.
Calendar for This Day.
j Sun rises-.6:43 a. m.
' Sufl sets.r>:?l p. m.
j High water... .6:33 a. m. 7:10 p. m.
I Low water... .0:00 a m.. 1:02 p. m.
Bouy Out of Place.
The light house board 'has issued
; Ihe foliowing notice to mariners:
Chesapeake bay. main sh'.p-cJran
nel. Va. Tb II buoy, I. was roiiorten.
February 20, dragged out of place
and Is now about miles north?
east thy nbrth from Wolf Trap light?
house, and will be replaced as soon
Elizabeth river. Va. Channel buoy,
12. a spar, found broken off, was
replaced '"February 10.
Channel buoy 11, a spar found
: missing, was replaced February 10.
| Channel .buoy. 16, a spar, found
broken off, was replaced February
' 'Port Norfolk Fla's buoy. 15, a
1 soar found (broken off, was replaced
j February 10.
TEAM FOR THE Y. M. C, A.
Physical Instructor Ehrich Says He
Has Good Material for
Physical Instructor Ehrich. of the
Young Men's Christian Association
will next month begin the organiza?
tion of a ha sehn 11 club at the associa?
tion ami be exnects to develop It Into
one of the fastest amateur organiza?
tions in this section. A number of old
college players and other well-known
local players will be in the club,
Mr. Ellrich stated yesterday (hat lie
had several good pitchers for the club
and will start training thfl'm in March.
The candidates for the team will IxS
gin practice, next month and the'team
will open the season In April.
POWELL B?.OS. PROPOSE
TO REEP INSURANCE
School Board Committee Instructed
to Cancel Policies Ms
CLAIM ACTION IS ILLEGAL
Policies Were Written Before Dr.
Cooper, a Trustee, Became Stock?
holder in Powell Trust Company?
Matter Will Be Brought Before
Board at Next Meeting.
Prom all indications the hoard of
school trustees will hhv? a lively
fight on its hands with certain in
surnncc agents of this city before the
question of lire Insurance on the city
public school buildings, which has
lie-ii engrossing the attention of the
board for the past two months, Is j
finally settled, and the policies now
carried on the buildings by insurance
companies whose local agents are
either directly or indirectly represent?
ed on I he school board, arc cancelled.
At Hie meeting of the trustees
Thursday a week 1150, a committee
compos 1 of Messrs. Allen, chairman:
Slbloy and Hawkins, wns appointed
to tabulate all of the policies carried
by the board on the school buildings
and to cancel all policies carried in !
companies that wero represent! l.
either directly or indirectly, by mem?
bers of tho board. j
Meet With Opposition.
This committee, began Its work yes?
terday morning, serving notice on
several agents thai certain policies
carried by thcni with the school
board would have to bo cancelled.
I The Powell Trust Company, Inc..
:.nts hero for several well-known
Insurance companlos, holds a'..out
(0,500 worth of policies on certain of
tho school buildings, and. It Is said,
that the insurance committee of the
school board yesterday morning serv?
ed notice on the officials of tho com?
pany that the policies would have to
In tho notice It was pointed out
that t'.ie policies wero invalid owing
to the fact that. Pr. William P. Coop?
er, a member of the school board. Is
a stockholder in the Powell Trust
"Ex Pest Facto."
The Drtlly Press was lasi .night un?
able to get Into communication with
any of the officials of the Powell
Company, but H was learned from n
reliable source thai the company hns
refused to accede with the request of
the school board committee on tho
grounds that the policies carried by
the company wero written before Or.
Cooper became a stockholder in the
company anil are therefore valid un?
der the provisions of the State law.
In a written opinion to the school
board. City Attorney .1. A. Mnsste
stated that bad any policies held by
the board been written before a rep?
resentative of tlie insurance company
was elected a school trustee, tho poli?
cies are valid.
It is understood! that the Powell
) Company will lake this matter up
with the school board at its next
meeting and if necessary will take
the matter Into the courts before can?
celling the policies.
Y. M. C. A. BASKET-BALL
Cvenly Matched Team6 Scheduled to
Play First Games.?Informal
The basketball tournament at the
Young Men's Christian Association
will begin tonight with a match in
tho association gymnasium between
a live captained by K. .1. Land and
a team captained by ii. 11. Rurbago.
The teams are said to be very even?
ly matched and an Interesting con?
test. Is anticipated.
PcJIowing the game an informal
social wili be 'held in the auditor?
ium of the building. The public
is invited to attend the game and
Pour teams have entered the
tournament and games will be play
ed every Saturday night. The lives
1 he composed of fast players and
some Rood sport is cjcpeatcd before
tho close of ?be lournametit.
To make Ice Cream In 10 min?
uted for 1 cent a plate. Stir
content's of one package
Jell-0 ICC Cream Powder
into n rinnrt of milk ntul freeze, without
'???.>: 1.: ?r cooking. simple, Un'l it?
Saves the corn 01 ecrt,sogar sad Havoring.
Snves inoasurine; out Ini'reriicni* unil rmik
Inu. Does sway wiili nil uncertainty, anil in?
sures tho beat sml purest ire cream p6i?lbl0
to produce. KallnreImpoMlble. Nothing to
??Iii oxce; ,i mil!:. One package costing ISC.
makea nearly two quurt? Ice < rc.yn.
yiamrt: Ch ^itn'r, \'ani!la, Slrairlitrrii,
Lemon atul itacortd.
/ra?sj-. 2 jxtrln^r? tSr
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t- . . . -/ lu?ir.iicil rn !i>c
W }';r0; ro.ft,lod
The Gcncscr Hurc Fend Co., tc Roy, N. Y.
/'. VtlMmi frrhtn /t?.rf.V? .?1
aUo ht mn<Jofr-n,\ .UU-O ICK CRT..K tf
* THEATRICAL *
Morris' Moving .picture Show will
'iv t ho attraction ut the Academy of|
MiibIc Ulis afternoon ond tonight.
The fcnuro of EJo very Inerostlng
program :-j said t be a sco:io called
"Tttio lErrirptlon of Vesuvius."
Prices r.?r the matinee at !t o'clock
will l*> and 25 cents. AI night the
in-let s will t>e 25, 35 and 50 cents.
Governor Sees ''The Clansman."
A special to the Daily Press from
Richmond last nlKht said:
"Governor SwuuBon occupied
stage box tonlghi in the Academy of|
\insie at the performance of "Tin
Clansman,'' and joined in tho enlhu-l
siasm that greeted the presentation I
ef the widely discussed play. (
"lie was the gucat of Goo. N. Brett?]
nan. the producer of the drama, who
came from New York to attend the
"Extraordinary interest ha<l been|
created in the appearance of the pro?
duction through the protests that had I
been raised against it by the leading
nonrooH. Mayor McCarthy, of this,
city heard the complaints ami dis?
missed the complainants."
The Clansman will he at ihn
Academy of Music here Monday nf
t' moon and night,
Seccrd District Congressman's Bio?
graphy is Shortest in the Re?
The Washington Times snys:
Harry iJce iv.aynard ropreat its the
".lamest vii Exposition District" In
<*? ;? :-i e!-.<. -li was known a: the
Norfolk d'strict until ji'm tor-cen?
tennial excitement came along, and
It gave Harry Mnynard a great op
pottunity. Hi- might well have
hco:i called "Modest Maynard" until
:his session, ills ih'ography In the
Congressional Directory Is the short?
est in the b >(.!(.
He his been n State Senator and
foas heUl oilier political places, but
he shrunk from advert'slug his past
por.v>rmahcos when asked to contrr
h, te the biographical data for the
So there appears in tho Direct ?"-ry
a ri. -line history reading tliiitr:
"Harry |y?o Mn::iaid, Democrat,
of Portsmouth, was born in Ports?
mouth, Va., Juno S, 1804, was ch-t
ed the to PI > seventh and Fifty
eighth ConflreBs and ro-ofcetod to
the Klfty-n'iith Congress receiving
ll',UG2 votes t.i 2.S2?! lor 11. M.
B'tgh1 Ri ? ? ihllt- in."
:.. '?<> p;11 hp gave the compiler.
> ext. year, tinlcsi; he remains over
modest; Maynard can give "himself
j credit for pad t ing a million dollnr
I loan front tho government for tho
j Jamestown Exposltlcnl He 'fought
I for It. against tile biggest, men In
the House: against the Republican
leaders ef- the Ways a-d Means
committee nnd against llho Speaker,
but tho II nise voted Mnynard'i;
J way. and Iiis heme people and "papers
are Bttil applauding his nctlcii li!it
pertinacity, and his victory.
UTAH MINING CAMP
Clinton B. Leigh. Nev/epapsr Man. and
State Representative Taft Vic?
tims of Accident.
(By Associated Pre s i
SALT LAKE CITY, BTAIL Feb. 22
?Clinton it. Leigh, a newspaper man
[of Salt Uihe and Stato Rep'caontn
live Seth Taftj ef W.-r n<- Count)-,
were killed and Speaker llarry Jo?
sephs, of the Utah House, was slight
lv hurt in a collision on the Copper
Hell Railway at the mining camp of
Ringham, this afternoon.
The victims were members of
|a legislative party visiting the Ring?
ham mines. Mr. Leigh was repre?
senting the Salt l^ike Herald. He
was of a prominent Kentucky family.
Nottingham New Colonel of the
At a meeting of the officers of
lilic Sevent v-llrst Virginia regiment,
held Thursday -.light in the regimen?
tal armory at Norfolk,' Lieutenant
Colonel Thomas J. Nottingham was
elected colonel of t'.'? regiment tr
succeed General O. C. Vaughan
Major Edwin \V. Owens, command
irg the first battalion, was elected
lieutenant colonel to succeed 'Colon?
el NotUriglham, and Captain A. '?
Epes; of Portsmouth, was elected
major of tho first battalion.
Captain C. C. 'Moore. First Lieu?
tenant C. W. Franklin and Second
Lieutenant Harry Huppert, of th<
Huntington .Rifles, attended the dec
Two and a Half Cent Rate.
(By Associated Press.)
RALEIGH. N. C. Feb. 22.?The
Stat-e senate today passed a 2 1-2-cent
passenger rate bill, also Including the
secontl-class fare, which is made 2
cents. The House had voted for a 2
Six Hundr*-< for Mr. Ivy.
In allowing fe' s for the Bay Shore
Terminal litigation, Judge Waddill,
of Federal District Court; has order?
ed "hat Scon he paid Mr. II. Clay
Ivy of this city, for services as
stenographer. It. Is understood ttiat
the judge niav allow an additional
$4<ui to Mr. Ivy.
Special Meeting Called.
A special meeting of the ordinance
aad police committee has been called
for nest Monday night lo make roc
nntmondatlon to the council for tue
new ssai'j pppropriatlon for tho police
'-tt.ieni during Urn next fiscal
Let ?s HalpYou
the right kind o( Furniture for
the now home or lor tin- rooms i
you Intend to brighten with '
Wr (Mill special nttontlon to
our line of BEDROOM SUITS,
IRON AND BRASS BEDS, ODD
A large stock of Matting. Li?
noleum ami till (Moth ends he
lug sohl lit prices which seem
almost like giving them away:
only for cash und not laid at
BLANKETS AND COM?
FORTS sold a I a great reduc?
tion during February.
Boxten & Parker
Headquarters for Ulocll GO
CARTS, Ostermoor and Purity
Kelt Mattresses, Hornstein
three-piece Beds, Champion and
Columbia Kofrlgcrntorii and
furnishers for every room In the
26i7 Washington Ave
Both Phones 521.
and Cafes I
TWO STEAMER WRECKS.
Reported at London by Vessels
fBy Associated Prosn.1
LONDON. Fob, 22.?Two steatite
wrecks were reported at a late hou
tonight by passing vessels. On
wreck is off?Klnmbojrough Head, ii
tlio North Sea. and the other of
Ben'.Ciy Head, in Lie KngLsh otyaii
del. The nunieu of these vessels ar
not known and no details of the dir
asters have been received. Th
weather Is slill stormy, especially 1
the North Sea.
There is only one
CURES A COLD IN ONE DAY
PREVENTS THE GRIP
Similarly nnmcd remedies sometime;
deceive. The first ond oriRiunl Cold Tablet
is n WHITE PACKAOn with blnck nnd id
lettennc. ami bears the signature o(
Saturday, Feb. 23
Saturday, March 2
We must make
room for our 1VI
the cost of the gar?
ment is not looked
at, and all our $15,
$18, $20, $22, $25
Overcoats must go
Don't miss this
opportunity. It will
pay you to buy and
lay them aside for
A look in our
window will con?
The Busy Corner,
aid 30!h Street.