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MEETING PUTS STOP TO
TALK OF DISBANDING
Eastern Fire Insurance Company]
Stockholders Propose to Go
Mead and Establish Business.
OFFER FOB B'G LUMP OF STOCK
Action Upon Proposal to Purchase ofj
$50,000 Worth by New York Firm la
Delayed Until Next Regular Meet?
ing?Change in Outlook for the
Ninety |tor ednt. of tin stork id
the Buster it Piro Insurance Company.
Inco. pointed, of Now pot t News. Vu.,
wns represented by fifty stockhold?
ers of tin* company who attend) d an
Interesting meeting hold til Itosoii
bttum's hall last night. There had
been some talk of disbanding lllO
company, 'but last night's meet Im:
pul an < ml to such talk and II Is no.v
practically certain Unit n|tl of the
stock will be disposed of and that
the company shortly will be In a po?
sition to establish Its business.
The company has received an offer
(or $50,000 wo-iii of its stock front it
New York firm_ and Ulis offer and tile
rettowed Interest displayed by loeill
sill'ict Ibers to slock, al e responsible
for the nhnilgo In the outlook for the
II was decided to lake no action
upon the offer for the stock until the
next tegular meeting.
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* THEATRICAL *
* ju. iasju>-uucaJnsLa sls. t juuls_v
If Qonrgo Add ever sees Ibis sen
son's "Peggy From Pa ls" ami does
no) lose his tctlfpor, he will deserve
a place on the list of patient men
JttHt a notch higher than .lob.
"Piggy." with Miss Heien Byron In
lite title role. Is Just about the
poorest excuse for a first-class at?
traction ihat has ever played at the
Academy at class pi Ices.
Miss Byron herself slugs ve:y
sweetly, and nets very cleverly. Just
as she did In "Sergeant Kilty." and
with a good company and production
she would pass in li,< hading pnrt.
Bill even things thai are ordinarily
good become tlrcsom.v and Miss By?
ron could not hope lo keep an au?
dience satisfied for two hours ami a
half by doing a few songs an-i dance.-,
at long Intervals, And what ban
pened in these Intervals was awful.
Poor "Peggy." she has been a good
old wagon, but-.
One of the most picturesque and In?
teresting of nil the pastoral plays Is
"Peaceful Vnloy," kklwntd Id, Kid
dor's masterpiece, which is being re
vlved this season by k. K. Martin.
This play is the one in which the Into
Sol Smith Russell, one of the most
popular of all American nclors, ach?
ieved his greatest and most deserved
"Peaceful Valley" deals with life in
a typical New Fnginml community
where pence and restful chain abide.
The central character, that of Hosen
Howe, a rather gawky country lad
who Is working his way through col
lego and supporting his old mot her,
will be played by Kdwiud Saxon, whose
impersonation of the role has been
favorably commented upon.
Among the members of the support
lug company Is Cnrsou Bradford, a
young actor who Is said to be as clever
as he Is handsome.
"Peaceful Valley will be presented
nl the Acartimy of Music today, mati?
nee and night. The special ladies
ami children's bargain matinee will
start at 3 p. m.
More About "The Thrre of Us."
if hnvlhlng bad has been said about
"The Three of Fs," In which Miss
Carlotta Nlllson aplnuirs at the Aen-I
demy Monday night, the one who snidl
it must fool lonesome. Seveial ? ? ry
complimentary mentions of this at?
traction already have appeared lit
these columns, and here is another:
"it would be difficult to convey lo a
piibllc which has not t.t the drama;!
an Idea of tlu? chi. nlng dellgbtfi I
nesi of 'Tho Three of I s.' with Which
Oharlotta N Union in the principal I'O*'),
opened a week's mgngemoilt at Ihoj
Ing to a largo ami w^sU pleased audi
ence. It Is one of those plays which
lo be rightfully appn elated, must be
seen?there Is no other method of
coming to a right comprehension of
the breeiiliesB, tin- whole-souled, clear
cut graphic natura; loss?fori no he*
tor won) could lie iiaeJ?thai g<>"s to
make up the drama. Some plays are
described as arllstl,- is a rule. thO'o
Is some iniibble as t . the merit of Stich
productions-, bill 'The Thier- of Us' Is :?
bit (d nature set down on the stag, of
a theatre- you see real! natural p< o
nie- real, natural BllPatlous; real, na?
tural loves and bales.'--Baltimore
A cohipnhy has been organized td
conduct the electrical shows which
n o helil in New York annuallv. AI
though several have been held before,
tlie nevt one will be known as the
Fi:st Annual RlOCtrlcal Show, bolng
under the new management.
If taken patiently ami nerslstantl.v
will relieve the most obstinate ense-i
of indigestion, constipation bad blood
bad liv.->r no matte- how long stand
Ine. that's what Holilslcr'a Reikv
Mountain Tea will do. ::r, cents. Tea
o. Tablets. .1. C. Qorsuch & Co.
Want to Boll Kcal Es?
tale, and some have
great bargains. Why
don't we buy thcin '.
Well, we can't buy
them all; we want
our clients to take
some of them. Please
allow ns to show yon
what wo have paying
from J8 to J 2 per cent,
Powell Trust Co.
BANKING A) INSURANCE
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NEWL?()KT NEWS, VA.
farget Practice al C?pe Cod Mark?
ed by Many Bad Accident
616 GUNS ARE IN BAD SH?Pc
They Have Been Crocked and Their
Muzzles Torn OK and It Will Keep
Ordinance Departement Busy for
Time Repairing Them.
j WASHINGTON. D. 0? OH. ll. -
! Ah anticipated by many naval offl;
Qcra 1(050, tho Atlantic battleship
1 fleet <ina roturncd front I argot prao
' tico off Capo C?d Ray badly .shaken
up by the Iii In? of the heavy gjlht.
Reports are coming fust to the De?
partment of the damage done to lite
Individual ships, and there Is some
apprehension that the Navy Depart
mom's bleu to have do fleet In prime
condition by D.mbbr I may not Da
reall/e 1 The BtrtlCttiral weaknesses
in parts or the ships, which seem
unable to withstand tho vibration
caused h) Iho gun firing. Is nunlu
forcibly brought homo. It Is believ?
ed considerable additional work will
now be necessary In case tho fleet
is (n be Btnried out on a war foot?
l-'or tjomo time Hit firing of heavy
tilth's bus cause I trouble to the do
p:<tmcnt. The bureau of ordnance
has I' en kept busy repairing guns
tyhlch have given way or cracked ov
had their llliuzlca blown off. nnd the
bureau of construction und repair has
repeatedly boon called upon to remedy
damage dotti In the decks and other
portions of the ships after target
The battleship Missouri by firing
her heavy tiirol guns ni once at leve,
recently damaaed the deck so thai
more than $1 nun had to ho cxponded
So repair It. Now the Ohio Is dam?
age 1 and a crack has been discovered
lb the powder chamber of one of K?r
IB lnc|i guns, which mny cause the
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* Social-Personal &
Mrs. lien iv DurhugO entertained nt
bridge whist Thtl'Sltni aft c noun
in honor of her sister. Miss Simmer
all of Covlngton, Ky.
Mr. .1 A. Massle and Dr. S. W.
Hobsmi are In Richmond attending
the Slut. fair.
Mr and Mrs I M c ivil and M s.
Aa-gca'. of Little Calls. N. Y. lire
visiting Mi nnd Mrs. .1. D. G. Drown.
In North End
Misses Rose and Annlo Fonlmir.
have returno dfront Richmond, whore
they attended the Stale fair.
Mrs. Edward Carter. Miss He tile
Davis und Miss Florence Itraham
left yesterday for Clin'Inft< svillc. nf
ter spending several weeks with the
Misses Alien. 219 Forty-thi d Btrqol
Miss Gertrude Colo lllnmnn. and
son. Luther, arc visiting Mrs. Sharp
en Twenty sixth street.
Mr. ami Mrs. Reichert who we 0
recently mar led In Newark, N I
are in Newport News, guests at tile
home of Mrs. N. I?. Ridley, or 21S
Mr. nnd Mrs. R. S. I.igon. of Rich?
mond, arc the guests of friends In the]
city and visiting the exposition,
Crapes are slill trodden with the
I l.nre feel In mr.iiv of the vliuyardu
[o( Spain and Italy.
pany of Its Kind h the
LOCAL MEN OrflClRi OF CONCERN
Corpoi ation Has Been Chartered and,
Already Has Contracted to Supply
Aeronautics for Seattle Exposi'ion
?Two Ships in Operation Now?'
Chas J. Strobel President.
Newport .sows has tho only company!
in I he world which build; . soils ami'
opci alvs ah ships and balloons. This
iti llio AmOrlcnn Airship aim I In I loon
Corporation, rrcij illy organized and i
lucoroprutod under Hie laws of Iho
SUitd of New York, with .fewpori
News moil holding most of llio offices,
and a consldernhlo part of the capital'
subscribed by local people.
The president ami general manager
of the company is Charles Strobel)'
who owns and operates iho Heaeliy, I
Hamilton and Dallas airships, and is,
one of the foremost promoters <>f!
aeronautics in America. Mr. J, A. J
WillOtt, Sr.. cashier Of the First Na?
tional Hank, is vice-president, and tho
assistant vice presidents: are Mr. A. B.I
O. Klor, ilio well known druggist of
this city, ami Mr. .1. C. Mars, who also'
is c,'ii|vorlHleudoiil of the company. Mr.!
Mill s Is an aeronaut, builder and up-j
orator of airships and has had charge
<it the captive balloons al I'ine I leach;
the JilillCSfHwil BxpoBltloil and Jack?
sonville Bla. Mr. M. it. Nock, auditor
Of the First National Rank, is reel.'
tiiry; Mr. W. II. Hodge, a well known
morebnnt, is treasurer', ami llio as
Slstnilt vice president and general
counsel Is Mr. l.-rael Llldlow, of New
York ?-lty. Director of aeronautics al
the Jnmcstown Exposition,
Contract Already Si(|ned.
The company already is n reality,
although Ii uns been given little pub?
licity. Already it has been engaged
ito furnish airships and balloons, with
aeronauts, for Lie Seattle Bxposltlon
in I900i Two airships which have
been operated by Iho corporation dur?
ing the sent on just closing are said
to have earned net profits amounting
to $12,(100 each, and work already has
been started oil live ships for use next
year. Contracts have been signed for
the use of one airship In Mexico and
the other In Canada, and the company
b signing up contracts for business
ill over the United States and Canada
at stale Tabs ami other special ovoitts
during the coining summer. Five cap-,
live balloons are also being construct*
j Negotiating With Government.
I Officers of the company expect great
I things to result from negotiations]
Which are now in progress with the
For the present al least, the head
quarters of tho coriiorall?ii will be
located here. The work on the air?
ships and baloons Is being done on
the aeronautical concourse at tho Ex
position, but later the company will
establish and maintain a concourse of
1 A RIDICULOUS FINE.
William K. Vnndcrblit, Jr.. was ar?
rested a few days ago in Long Island
City for exceeding tho automobile
s|ieed limit. iliere Is so much dis?
cussion nl this time about the danger
and nuisance of automobiles going nt
full l peed in city streets that It is
interesting to note the procedure lu
this case, Mr. Vnitdorbllt being a per?
sistent offender against the law. hav?
ing made. It Is reported, one section
of Long Island rather dangerous for
everybody else by his constant liso
of it as a speedway for his machines!
Upon being arrested. Mr. Vartdcrbilt
was put to the inconvenience, of going
to a police station and depositing $100
in cash as bond for his appearance hi
court, tin Montlav he pleaded guilty
to the charge, brought against him.
was lined $10, got buck Ills $100 de?
posited for ball, and was free to re?
peat the offense?Which he did. very
likely, before he was out of sight of
the police court. An Ilm- of $U> to
Mr. Vnildorhlll, who Is many times a
millionaire, is about i\tt serious n mat?
ter us the Investment in a live cent
cigar to the average mail. It amounts
to nothing, either in the way of pun?
ishment or as a deterrent to future
offenses. The onlv wily the public
will ever get relief from automobile
speed maniacs is by the Imposition
of tines that will really mean some?
thing, and by refusing n license to
those who repeatedly violate the law.
Tnine submission. 10 Hi" hoggish dis?
position of a certain class f automo
IT IB FOR LADIES, TOO,
Thrv Caa Sloo Their Hair Falllna- Out
Ladles who hnvo thin hair and whos*
hair Is falling out. can prevent tho hair
falling out, And thicken the growth, wilt
Newbro'a 'Herplclde." besides, Herpl?
clde Is one of tho most ngreriVo hair
dressings thoro Is. Herplclde kd's the
'landruff germ that eats tho hair off nt
tho root. After the germ Im destroyed,
tho root will shoot up. t<nd tho hair grow
long as ever. Kven n sample will con?
vince nny lady Hint Nowbro's tlerplctda
Is nn Indispensable tollet rciulslto. I'
contains no oil or cronre. |t w!'| rot stain
or dy*. KoM by leading druggists. Seno
HV |n stamps for simple to Tho Her: 1
:lde Co.. Detroit. "Mich
Two sizes? 60c. and $1.00.
A.LLEN'8 DRUG 8TORE. 8PCCIAL
bile drivers Is- moro lo blame than
anything bIsc [or uielr Bullishness und
luc-k of consideration tor others.?
TSie cola fQr.:i the suborder of the
npodn, or footlesu I'.rli. to called from
the nltfcifcc of \entrnl tins. There Ush
nsK'.tmu n form very similar lo the ror
I mm its, Although on u Imsly exnnilnnlloh
they seem lo he devoid of scales, yet
when the skin Is dried very minute
reales may be seen through the semi
transparent outer skin und may he
easily detached l>y enrefully separating
the two skins. Kols Inhabit muddy
ponds and rivers und are common In
many eauals. They are susceptible to
eold ftud constantly descend the rivers
to deposit their cpUWII in the sen,
after which the young when hatched
work their way up the rivers, therein
precisely rover !ng the haldts of tho
minion. They uro capable of living
out of wnler for a long Ihne und often
make voluntary laud excursions, either
for Hie purpose of avoiding an Insur?
mountable fall or in Kearcli of frogs or
worms, on which they feed. In the
winter, while tin., are lying torpid In
the mud, multitude!; are taken by eel
r.penin?iiuiuy pronged Instruments,
whose prongs are leathered with ro
curvod barbs, which, when pushed
Into the mud, entauglc the eels and
effectually prevent their escape.
A Wcn.ihty Trojnn.
One of the ladies in fancy dress was,
though fair eaougll. a (rifle fltt, and we
will not my lh::( he did not look well
out of the tin, le-. And there spake lo
her u reporter:
".May 1 nsk v.hai character you rep
??Helen of Troy." she answered.
"Whin did you think it was/"
"Well," he murmured, imgallaiitly
enough, as weights and meiisures con?
fused his brain, and be gazed on her
ample proportions, "1 thought perhaps
you might be Heh n of Avoirdupois!"?
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I October 17"
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