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COAL SHIPPERS HOSTS
M DELIGHTFUL BftNQUET
t a 0. OKI? WHO Hapdle He
Coal U 6uests of
MM THINGS WERE DISCUSSED
Mr. H. B. Holmes Presided as Toast
? master, and the Principal Speakers
Were Mayor Buxton and Dr. Porter
?General Superintendent Knapp
AniJtig Those Prosent.
Newport News' coal shippers were
tho boat a at a delightfully onjoynblo
?bitinitiei and rucuptlon at tho War?
wick hotel last night. The guests
of honor wore those officials and em
?ployea of tho Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway Company who handle tho
millions of Ions of coal that the ship?
pers annunlly nend from this port
to ports In nil parts of the world.
This was tho first occasion on which
tho sblppsra and the handlers, who
meet dully in a business way, have
gathered together around a festive
board, but surely U will not bo the lost.
A cki9?r relationship has resulted
tri fri this meeting, and nnother re
r.uli will be the furtherance of the
\Coal shipping Industry In this city.
Hut coal was not tho solo topic of
(O'-soussloi) during tho ovcnlng. In
tii - outset the guests discussed, arid
ihat with a relish und pleasure, n very
epjoyr-ble luncheon that was Borved
upon the cedar, holly and flower bo
iiicl;::! tables In the dining saloon
\A the hotel.
Mr. Holmes Toastmaster.
Airier everyone had done full Jus
ilco to tho good things that hnd been
prepaiod over a fire made, by coal, and
other good, things lhal are generally
Routed with Ice, and that proved to
he most [-leasing to the taste, nnd
Hie eoffae and cigars wore brought
for'.it, the- speochmnklng began. M-.
1! n. Holmes, local ngeat of. the
White Onk Coul Company, who grnc?
f>.ll> pre elded as toastmnster, mode
m few tcmarlis by way or ? yplnnntlnn
of tpn entertainment. Ho oald thit
n short duo ago, tho -coal agents,
after a rtrenuous year of work, du?
el if! In bate an evening In whl-'ii
. t i forge1 I heir troubles anil that they
nh'. i i'c< "Cod to have wltn they on
tho occasion those men with whom
they come In dally contact In their
bufllnefiu, Tun tonslinaator explained
ttilit many of the officials of the
railway and the coal companies had
been Invited, but most of them hod
/neat their regrets, In concluding
Mr. Holmes Introduced Mayor Samuel
Mayor BuxHcn's Address,
jiayor Huxton made a very happy
iittlj? (iddruBS In which <ho compli?
mented the conl men on tho rapid
development of tho coal trade and
declared that ho believed -that the
?day would come when Newport News
would ho oi>a of. If not tho greatest
B-liippliig center on Iho Atlantic, soa
Superintendent of Terminals H. B,
Parker was Introduced aa the next
speaker. He mada a few remarks
on the coal trade at this port and
tli 01 a rod that ho believed Newport
News was destined to beconw as
great a t-hlpplng port as Cardiff,
W ties, whlt'i I ? at present tho lead?
ing coal pi of the world.
Following Mr. Parker's address, tho
tonstmaster staled tlint ho would like
to hear a few words from Mr. J. W.
Knapp, of 'Richmond, supeiIn'mdent
? if the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad,
but that Mr. Knapp had accepted the
Invitation to attend tho ban an? t On
tho condition that iio bo not asked
tri make a speech. At that juncture
the guosts tailed for Mr. Knapp to
speak, and after somo hesitancy the
Superintendent arose and nsked to
History of th0 Coal Trade.
Trainmaster E. I. Ford was iniro
duced next. 'He gave a lengthy and
very Interesting recital of the history
of :h?! coal business he.ro front tho
day that coal pier No. 3 was first put
Into commission up to the present
timer. In conclusion lw paid u h'gh
tribute lb the shippers ami ihe. em?
ployes of Hit; road In tho able man?
ne.-,- i? which they handle the coal
When Mr. Ford took I1I3 seat, the
toastinnster proposed n. toast to the
resent' wives, sweeitiearts. HtBtcra
und friends of the guests. The toast
was drunk by the gue3t3 standing.
Binidl's orchestra rendering the op
c-ising Blaiua of-"AubJ Lang Syne."
Bey, .T. W. Poner, p. D., wa?. tho
last sneaker. About hla topic of
'Social Intercourse From a lUislness1
SWndpoiutj' he made a touchlngly [
beautiful address and time and time
?gsln ho was interrupted: by bur3ts.of|
applause, from \iU hearers.
fliMS. present were: Mr. w. J.
K.rtttpP. of Richmond, superintendent ?r
the Chesapeake ami Ohio Railway'
Cfompany: Mr. B. T. Jellls-an. of Rich-,
nio:;d. fuel asent cr the Chesapeake
nnd Oh\o Railway Company; Mr. R. 0
Cullen. Of Richmond, representing the
Now River Ccaaolldntod Coal Oompa
How to Save
GET A BANK FROM THE
IT C08T8 YOU NOTHING
Sometimes when you feel like
spending money foollslily, just say:
to your wife or husband or some one:
'Til forego Oils plea iure and will put
tho cost of It In our savings bank."
You will bo surprised to seo how
soon yon can build np n good bank
account. For instance, you start to
Norfolk to buy two dollars' worth of
good 5 and tho boat lenvoB you. lie
tum homo nud put 50c In bank for
boat fare; 20c In many instnncos for
lunch; 30c for time lost and 20c tor
difference In the prlco of tho article?
to bo bought, as In most cases they
are cheaper hero. Wo mention this
one instance. There nro hundreds of
other ways you can save money and
ho glad of It. Call and get a Savings
llnnk at once.
PoweBI Trust Co.
2711 Washington Avcntio.
ny; Superintendent of Terminals 11.
R Parker; Trainmaster B. I. Kord;
Agent J. H. Grnvos; Chief Clerk lt. M.
Nelson; Mavor Samuel 11. lluxton;
Rev. J, W. Portor. D. D.; Mr. H. B.
Holmes, locul agent of White Onk
Coal Company; Mr. R. R. Blood, local
agent of Berwlnd-Whlte Coal Com?
pany; Mr. I, G. Hurvey, local agent of
Chesapeake and Ohio Coal Agency
Company; Mr. Walter \v. Games', lo?
cal agent of New River Consolidated
ii ii ,i
(Continued on Third Page.)
?Tims & tftsif sTTtroTu o u im <rmnrr$Trjj
I Social-Personal I
Mr. NqUo K. Dawson, of tills city,
and Mrs. Nell Gee Carroll, formerly
of Rlclniiund. were quietly married in
Norfolk at noon yesterday at the homo
of R.'v. Joseph Rennte D. 1)., pnstor
of First Presbytorlan church of that
city. They weto attended by Miss
Florence Holt, of this city, and Mr.
Conway R. Howard, of Richmond. Mrs.
Dawson. has ti number . of acquain?
tances in this city, having visited bore
on hbvmnl occasions. Mr. Dawson is
a popular young draftsman connected
With the shipyard, and lias been a resi?
dent of the city for the past nine
Mr. Edward West will return today
from Leosbulgi Va., where he has
been visiting friends.
Miss Hannah Moore, of Norfolk, la
visiting friends and relatives In this
Mr. T. K. Mulllgnn, formerly of tbls
city, but now of Washington', D. C,
Is visiting friends here.
MrsM. John N. Martin, wlto lias been
spending several weeks with relatives
and friends In Richmond, has reuined
Mrs-. R. G. Main la visiting friends
Mr. L. M. Mnpp has returned from
Accomac caunty, where be spent
Mr. Ixnils Kpes, of L-oxIngton Va..
l.>ft yesterday for Blacxstono after
i pending a short time with friends
Mls.i Mnrgnret Headley, a student
nt the St. Vlncent'B training school
for nurses, Norfolk, Is spending tho
holidays with relatives in thiB city.
Mr. J. C. Rerr returned home yes?
terday after a visit to relnttvea at
Guldshoro, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Moirlson and
little son. of Washington are. the,
guests of Mr. Morrison's parents in
Ml;s Ethel Reynolds, of Norfolk. Is
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. James
Jornlgnn in East End.
Mr. S. D. Mldklff is spending tho
holidays with relatives in Danville and
Miss Mazlo Cm Us returned yester?
day from Dcnheigh. where she spent
ChrUtmna with relatives.
Miss .losie Boutchard has gone to
Frederlcksburg to spend the winter. ,
Miss Ida Viola Hascell, who has
been spondlng the holidays with her
mother on Twenty-seventh street, will
return to the NoVmalGchool nt F.vm
ville tomorrow to continue her studies'
Miss Allele Carter will return to the
Normal rclinol ni Farmvillo tomo-row
nftcr spending the holidays With Ml-w
Ida Hassoll on Twenty-seventh street,
Miss Hnnnah 3hlrnkowltz. and Mr,
Harry Stnlberg will be married this
afternoon nt 3 o'clock ru the Syna-.
gogee Adath Jeshurun.
LATEST PRODUCT OF
SHIPYARD A SUCCESS
New Lumber Steamship George ft
Fonwlck Makes Excellent Show?
ing on Trial Trip.
ALL REQUIEMS tXCEEOED
Vessel Is Designed for Service on the
Pacific Coaot, and She Will be Ready
for Start fo,: 'Frisco on January 20?
Captain James Lord In Command.
On a four hours' endurance run In
Hampton Roads and the lower Chesn- I
penke hay yesterday, the new steel1
lumber carrying steamship George w.
Fen w I ok. hull; at the plant of tho
Newport New? Khlpl.ntlldlng und Dry
Dock Company for the Hammond Lain-1
her Company, of San Francisco, Cnl.,
exceeded her contrnet tcqulrcmcuts In j
overy particular and aqultted herself
In n manner that was hl;:hly satlsfae-'
tory to both the representatives of the
owners ami tho builders. Captain1
.lames i/nd, who Is to command the'
new ship and who was aboard during
the trial. Is highly pleased with hU
new command and her performance
throughout the tost.
, Every Test Satisfactory.
Chief Engineer A. T. Jones, who will
bo the chief engineer of the Fonwlck,
and who was aboard during the run
stated last night that engines and
hollers worked very satisfactorily
thrntghout tho trial and that the tost
of the Stealing year was In every way
The Fonwlck left tho yard about
10 o'clock In the morning and steam?
ed down to Old Point, whore the corn
parses wore adjusted by Captain John
Hand, of Philadelphia. That com?
pleted, the vessel was given full speed
ahead, and she ran down to Cape
Henry and back. She returned to the
yard shortly after :t o'clock and was
tied up at one of tho wharfs there to
receive her llnlshlnc touches.
Captain W. G. Melvln. of this city,
was In command dining the tost, and
the vessel wns manned by n crew of
shipyard mechanics--. Mr. Horace
See, of Now York, was aboard as the
representative of the owners, and
General Manager Walter A. Post and
Superintendent of Machinery .lames
Rowottom represented the builders.
Captain Loi u.
Captain James Lord, who Is to com?
mand the Fonwlck and take her to
San Francisco, la a skipper of tho
old school and he Is widely known on
loth the Atlantic and the Pacific
conrls. This will he tho fourth new
steamship that ho has taken out. Tho
first was the Yaqulnin, the second tho
Vulinclu. and tlio third tho General
llubbnrd. Tho later vessel is a lum?
ber steamer owned by the Hammond
Captain Lord Is a nntlvo of Malm;
and for many years ltd commanded tho
old type Balling ships and piled to
po'lS III all parts Of the world. In IK!?li
ho catered the employ of tho United
Status and BrazllIan-Mal) Steam
ship Company and commanded vessels
of that company for seven years. He
Joined the Columbian navy In 1899 and
lemalned there two years, leaving to
go to the Pacific coast, where he haf:
been for the past seven years. He
entered the employ of the Hammond
Company last April and came here
Several months ago to look after the
construction of the Fenwlck.
The Fenwlch Nearly Completed.
The George \V. Fenwlck will be
completed about .lanuary 20 and will
leave here for Haltltnore, where Bho
will load steel rails. From Baltimore
the vessel will go to San Francisco.
She will ply In the lumber trade on
tho Pacific coast, probably between
Kutokn and Panama.
The Fenwlck Is 28:i foot long. 4.t feet,
broad nnd 21 feet deep. Her carrying
capacity of dead weight cargoes Is
.1.10(1 tons, and she will carry about
2,225,000 feet of lumber.
The steamer is nn oil-burner, but!
on tho trln to San Francisco she will !
use coal for fuel. Coal was used on :
the tost yesterday. On arriving at I
her destination only a few hours' work
Avlll be necessnry to prepare her for
Oll Imming. Her engines are of the
triple-expansion type, with cylinders
19. .'11 and 52 Inches' in diameter, with
a 40-llich stroke of piston-, She lias
two boilers or th ? Scotch typo, which
are tested to stand a working pressure
of lt',0 pounds of steam per square
Engines Located Aft. I
All of the machinery ami tollarsnro.
located aft, giving a free cargo space!
for the carrying of bimbo- of great
length without nnv break In stowage.
She hns eight steam hoisting winches,
wlilch operate the loading booms on
three masts over two hatches, each 115
feel by 24 feet.
The bridge and officers' quarters nro
amidships. The quatlers are very
commodious have electric lights,
,:'eani heat and are exceedingly com?
fortable. There are also dining
saloons, pantries nnd baths. The
crew's quarters are forward and nrc
far superior to the quarters on ninny
of the trans-Atlantic liners.
The ofacers of the Fenwlck nre:
Alfred Howard, ff at ofticer: C. H.
McLaughlin, second ofllcer; Chester
Barr, third oftlco-; A. T. Jones, chief
engineer and George Mldley, steward.
HcBidos the officers the vessel will
carry a crew of 29 men.
Spanish French or Gorman. Pcsons
desiring lessons address A. L. LOWE.
General Delivery, Newport News.
I O. 8. Wooli-ver, ono of tho best
known merchants of Ijc Raysvlllo, N.
Y., says: "If you are ever tronblen
with plies, npplly Bue.klen's Arnica
Salve. It cured me of them for good
20 years ago." Guaranteed for sores,
wounds, hums or abrasions 2Gc at
Here'6 Good Advice.
To Property Owners!
Do You Want Your Colored Properly
to Pay Mora Money?
My ONE SPECIALTY for seven years Uns been the MANAGE?
MENT or COLORED TENEMENT PROPERTY.
1 have met with MARKED SUCCESS ahme; this line because,
being a COLORED MAN, I KNOW ami can REACH the COLORED
people better than a while agent.
If you owned property In a Chinese Settlement, would you not
employ the se>vices of a Chinese Agent I'^cnuse no understands the
hahlte ami characteristics of bis own people.
The same logical reasoning should obtain In this Instance. Sure?
ly. I Know the needs and habits of my own people better than an
ngent of the opposite Race.
As proof of my succcs.i I can point to liny clients, whoso proper?
ties 1 have been managing fur the last six or Hoven years.
As to loliabltlty, I tefor you to ?11 the banks- or any business
man In the City. Apply:
2411 JEFFERSON AVE., CITY.
Bell 'Phono 397.
THE PEERLESS MANUFACTURING COMPANY
302-3-4 Twenty-eighth Street
Desires to announce to the public that they are In a position to
maho, at short notice, Mantles, Batik und Office Fixtures. Also
special attention given to all kinds of repair work. Alterations in
stores, banks and offices, mado at Bhort notice. Estimates cheer?
The Peerless Manufacturing Company
Successor to Aaron M'f'g. Co. C. S. STOUT, Mgr.
WE CARRY A FULL LINE
KODAKS, $5 TO V35.00. BROWNIE CAMERAS, $1 TO $5.00.
CALL IN AND LET 1 US S HOW- -THEM TO YOU.
ELKS' CHRISTMAS TREE.
Tickets Will be Distributed Among
the Poor Children.
Newport Newa Lo'dgo, No. ::ir. D. p,
o. r.'iks will give Hk annual Christmas
In'..' at the lodge bom.! on Thirty
second sttcut Now Year's afternoon
from 5:30 lo 7 o'clock. The Im Is
for the poor children of tho city, and
tickets of udmlsslon may be secured
at the home upon application.
All the ladles who desire In help
In arranging for the tree und enter?
taining the Children are Invited to
meet ut the home Tuesday afternoon |
at ;i o'clock.
You Can't Be Downbea ted.
That Is. yon can't while you are
taking Scxlnc Pills. They dispel the
despondency and by their lino t^iilo.
action replace that worn out, "all-Ill
condition with l.otiajicy, vigor and
good cheer. Price $1 a box; sK boxes
t't fully guaranteed on tlu money
hark plan. Address or call J, C.
QORSUCH ft GO., Druggists Newport
News, Va , whore they sell all tho
principal remedies and do nut substi?
Do You Value Your
You can make them go
further at our stom nun"
buy tho same good* than
at any Jewelry store in
this station. Our place
isfnil of novelties in gold,
silver, royal copper, china
and cut glass. Our stock
of UmbrellaB is the finest
evt-r shown iu tliie city.
We have every thing and
the price is light.
Be fair to yourself and
see what, we show. Cour?
teous attention, ana ab?
solute honest dealiDg
When in need of fine grades ot
Whiskies,Wines & Brandies
FOR FAMILY USE
You can find them at my store.
My specialty Is family and jug
trade. All goods delivered free.
Boll 'Phone 07.
PRICES ARE RIGHT!
312 Washington ave.
Tickets to All Parts <
Fire Insurance or Bonds
C. R. HOSKINS,
132 Twenty-fifth 8treet.
Notary with Seal 8u, Tu, Frl.
Prtrrti 0.? dsn
Checkt, in l-om
Curtt'tha'moii difficult out* In tore* da t. 1 -c>!
tot pita U and clinks. Sold > r
GORSIXH'S DRUG STORR?
??4 Main staut. Konrn ,?. (,*?,
?OS? ?/A?MlNUTON ?ttt?Ua, *J?t?l OUT ((<*>?, (fCf
Sit Bis *? tor nnnitorf I
Irrlutloo? er olt?r?ttot?
et nDOom Li^rr.ht?n?o.
.r.?.i. cm>???1mU P*Id1m?. itnd not utrlv
Jit???48?UWUCa. ftnt oc pcUonou*.
CuCMMI ORWR OoM W ?ras?Uta,
?* o." MBt In ?Utn
%JM^er lbotll-a tilt
That dvr.nc tue last
year we have built up
am ho^sttrade \j\th
WEST PEOPLE mSeiLirJC
HONEST GOODS AT HONEST
PRICES-NEXT YEAR SAME
we feel that we can look our patrons
?square in the face and wish them a happy
new year, because within ourselves we
are c0n.5ci0u.s0f having treated our pat?
rons right in the past. our patronage
proved THIS. in the year to come we can
PRoMl.se to do no more than in the years
that have PASSED. we need not, we know,
extend anything but thanks To our old
patrons. we know they need no invita?
tion To come to our .store. To tho.se who
have not yet come our way, To the
-stranger in our town, we extend, how?
ever. an invitation To come and ?see us.
twenty -.sixth ST. and washington ave.
Newport News Building & Loan
NHWPOHT NEWS, VA.
WHY PAY RENT
Wliun Um Newport News Building and Loan Association has for the
last twenty years been helping Iis stockholders- to own homes of
their own? Are you a stockholder?
lt. LHH DAVJS. Pres., W. D, VEST, Secy.
J. II. CIIIUSTIE. V. P. OEO. E. VIA, Treas.
iJB8WnBB5MI.T?8??WBWIIBIII 11 IIIIIWKB>WBmW?l^MMI?H*^S?f?
In this busy world, there is a proper
lime for ovoiy act. When hungry
you cat, when thirsty you drink, when
?rcwsy you sleep, when your eyes
tremble you wear glasses; you aro
simply satisfying the demand of na?
ture in each ca.se. if you want satis?
faction with your eyes you go to
Hull & Hull.
121 2r3th Street.
Are You Troubled
With inefficient rervice
and uns a./ s fa dory
and GRIPP ?S
Relieves the aches and feverianneaB.
Contain* No Ac?t*nllM*
119 2m STREET
Phone No. 10
We Remedy Such Troubles