Mexican .Ice-Consulate to lie
Closed After Ml.
MB. AXTLE RETURNS FROM HOME
Local Office Probably Will Be Discon?
tinued About June 1. and Mr. Axtle
Goes to Taccma, Wash., as Con?
sul at That Port.
Mr. Ramon Axtle, the Mexican vice
consul at litis |M>rt, who has been al>
sent from the elty on a leave of ab?
sence for several months, returned
yesterday and assumed charge of
Mexican affairs here.
Mr. Axtle stated yesterday that he
expected that the Mexican consulate
?it this putt would be discontinued
some time before the first of June,
ami that all business of this port
thereafter must be conducted through
the Norfolk office.
Mr. Axtle has been appointed Mex?
ican consul at Tacoma, Wash.,
and will leave for that city immediate?
ly after the office here is closed, and
tie has settled up the affairs Of the
Mexican government in this city.
While away on leave Mr. Axtle vis?
ited hi- home in Mexico.
Wednesday, April 28, 1909.
Steamship Kverett, Abbott, New
York?to New River Consolidated
Coal and Coke Com pan v for cargo.
Steamship Ea-twood (Br.), Atkins,
N< w Orleans?to Chesapeake & Ohio
Coal and Coke Company for bunker
Steamship Tabaristan (Nr.), Patton.
New York?to White Oak Coal Com?
pany for Lmnker coal.
Tug M. F. Scully, Gegg, Providence
?to Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Com
pany for bunker coal.
Schooner Davis Palmer. McKown,
Searsport?to White Oak Coal Com?
pany for cargo.
Schooner Mary E. Palmer, Sawyer,
Bangor?to White Oak Coal Company
Schooner Edward J. Lawrence. Kre
ger, Boston?to Smokeless Fuel Com?
pany for cargo.
Barge J. R. Dempsey, Providence?
to Chesapeake & Ohio Coal and Coke
Company for cargo.
Barge I. F. Chapman, Providence?
to Chesapeake & Ohio Coal and Coke
Company for cargo.
Barge Scullv. Providence?to Ches
ap<ake & Ohio Coal and Coke Com?
pany for cargo.
Steamsh?. Albano (Ger.). Kudehotd.
Norfolk: Eastwood (Br ). Atkins, Bor?
Barges J. B. Walker, Everett; Flor?
ida. Providence: New Jersey, Provi?
dence; Bristol, Boston.
Calendar for Today.
Sun rises .3:12 a. m.
Sun sets .6:53 p. m.
Hish water... 5:12 a. m., 5:47 p. m.
Low water...11:37 a. m.. 11:59 p. m
The British steamship EaFtwood
loaded hunker coal here yesterday,
taking on too tons of fuel furnished
by the Chesa|.eake and Ohio Coal and
Coke Company. She is en route from
New Orleans to Bordeaux. France.
The German steamship Albano
cleared from this |wi yesterday for
Hamburg via Norfolk with a general
cago of exports.
The Norwegian steamsnlp Melder
skin cleared through tbe local cus?
tom house yesterday for Valparaiso
Baj Clothes Right
COMPLETE LINE OF
MERRY WIDOW. SEHET
BRAID. SPLIT YACHT, PA HA?
11.50 to $6.00
with l.tiH? tons of coal for iximrt val?
ued ai M.ltiU.
Captain Prank Moni?, who formerly
commanded the ? Mars, will take
command of ihe Seaboard Transpor?
tation Company tiiK Covlngloii in
May i. succeeding Cafcdals Hntemaa,
Who !ia- resigned.
FAST TRAMP IN PORT.
B:<j British Steamer Tabrietan Av?
erages Sixteen Knots.
The British sieumship Tabrla?
ta li, Capti'in Patou, which arrived 1,1
laut yesterday to replenish her sup
lily of hunker coal Iwfore tproceedmg
to Wilmington. X. C, to road a cargo
ot coiton for Uverpool. is one of the
fasterl tramp steamers that has been
In port here for u number of month i.
The Tabristun steamed from Ne*
Yolk at 7 o'clock Tuesday night and
ai lived here at 1 o'clock yesterday
aftenocn, averaging on the t.ji it;
knots. She loaded K5n ton* of bunker
cor.? yesterday furnished by the While
Oa'; Coal Company and will pr-iicl
today for Wilmington.
STATE DEBT HEARING
BEGINS NfXT fUESDN)
Special Accountant for West Virginia
Furnishes Attorney-General With
RICHMOND. VA, April 2* ?Thos.
Mild Dixev. chief of the accounting
force for the state of West Virginia,
yesterday afternoon filed with Attor?
ney-General Anderon three of the
seven schedules or statements of the
accounts cf the State of West Vir?
These accounts were directed to
be taken by the decree of the United
States Supreme Court, the decree
specifying the seven 'different ac?
counts to be taken under the direction
of the master, Charles E. Littlefleld.
These seven statements are to show
the status of the accounts as they
have been set up by We?t Virginia in
the debt matter between that State
and the Old Dominion.
j The documents have been prepared
with a great deal of care, and Major
Anderson is today engaged in going
over them with the purpose of famil?
iarizing himself With alj the details
and contentions that have been raised
j in the controversy.
I Special Master Ijttlefleld will be
I here Monday to resume the hearing
of the case, and it is expected that
counsel for the State of Virginia will
j reach here before the end of the
week and go into an examination of
I the accounts, so as to he ready for
I the heari:.^ when it shall begin Tues?
Virginia's Accounts Submitted.
The accounts of the State of Vir?
ginia were prepared and submitted to
counsel for the State cf West Vir?
ginia some months ago. and copies of
the account were furnished to the
lawyers, for the State of West Vir?
ginia for their inspection. The mat?
ter has been postponed from time to
lime. The last postponement, a- was
a former postponement, had at the
request of West Virginia, the Old
Diminion having been ready to pro?
ceed with the hearing some months
Just how long the hearing will last
is purely conjectural. It has been
vending for years, and gor into the
United States Supreme Court on the
motion of the State of Virginia, the
deb'or State of West Virginia fight?
ing every inch of the ground.
Prominent Attorneys Engaged
John G. Carlisle, Senator Spooner,
the attorney-general of West Virginia
and a firm of lawyers of West Vir?
ginia?the most prominent lawyers of
the State?are appearing for that
State, while Virginia is having her
interests looked after by Attorney
General Anderson. Major Holmes
Conrad. John B. .Moon, Randolph Har?
rison and Col. Robert Catlett.
Under the terms of the litigation,
which is brought for the holders of
the debt certificates, the State of
Virginia stands to rid herself of the
debt. The contract specifies th-it
whatever the outcome of the suit the
holders of the certificates are to give
the State of Virginia a receipt in full
for ber part of the debt. Those are
the express terms of the contract, so
that whatever may be the result the
part of the old debt allotted to West
Virginia will be wiped away so far as
the State of Virginia is concerned, sll
liability ceasing when final judgment
is entered in the case.
For *ome years debt certificates
were being sold at a mere song. bu<
in recent years they have been selling
at a figure that Indicates thst the
State of West Virginia is liable Tor
her share of tbe debt and that she
will eventually have to pay. Many of
tbe foremost men of that State, and
many of the leading newspapers have
been urging for some time a peaceable
adjustment of tbe matter, hut tbe law?
yers sre bent opon having a court
hearing of the trouMe
High School vs. Y. M. H. A.
The baseball team of tbe Newport
News High School will line up this
afemoon at S:M o'clock for s game
agaii st the Young Men's Hebrew As?
sociation of this city, on tbe Casino
diamond. Both teams have quite a
t 'imliei of supporters tn the city, and
R 5s expected that the contest will
be nude s fsst one. ss tbe nine* are
very evenly matched
Swept Over Niagara.
This terrible calamity often bap
pens because a careless boatman le
nores the river's waralag?growing
ripples and faster current?Nature s
wsmings are kind. That dull naln or
ache In the tack warns yon the Kid?
neys need attention If yon won id es?
cape fatal maladies?Dropsy, rHahe'eg
or Bright'* disease. Take FJectrlc
Bitters at once and ?ee Backache fl"
and all your best feelings retaru. "Af.
ter long suffering from week kld
oeya snd lame beck, one 11 ne bottle
wnoHv cured me" writes J R Blan
kennhlp. of IVIk, Tenn. Only 5"c at
GUY'S CLAIM NOT HURT
Removal of Car Tracks lakes Noi
Difference, Says Mayor.
UNEASINEoS IN THE SECOND WARD
Councilmen Feared That Action of
Street Railway Would Cut Down
Amount to be Paid by Company For
Car tracks on tbe east side of Jef
f< rson aveuue between Twenty-eighth
and Thiriieth streets, originally put |
down by the Peninsula company, was
removed by the citizens" Railway,
Light and Power Company Tuesday
iright. No perlmssion for the remo?
val of the tracks had been given, and
I when the action of the company be
came known yesterdav morning there
was considerable uneasiness In the
Second ward, the councilmen of that
ward fearing that the taking up o*
the tracks would reduce the amount
fof paving on Jefferson aveaie to be
paKl for by the Citizen*- company.
Mayor Maryua Jones and City At?
torney Massie had a conference with
the railway officials, and it was agreed
that the company and city would
share equally the ei.st of laving that
part of the' street from which the
tracks were taken.
Mayor Jones satd yesterday that
the removal of the track* would not
effect the city's claim against the
company for paving one wav or an?
other. The trucks were taken up
without permission, he said, and it
the company could have been com?
pelled to pave between them ami two
feet on erthor side before they were
removed, the claim is not prejudiced at
all !*>? their removal.
RETURNS AND READS
MS OWN EPITAPH
Some Other's Body Buried by Young's
(Special to Dailv Presa.l
BLACKSBURG. VA., AI. HI 28 ?
After being mourned as dead for
over a month by his wife, Charles
Young, supposed to have been killed
by a train at Dry Branch on April
H, and whose supposed body was
biried at Merrimac Mints several
days later, arrived safe and well last
night at the home of his lather-in
law. Charles Atkins, only 10 tlnd that
a tombstone had been erected in his
memory, and that his wife had uon
ned black for him. Young, who has
not yet accustomed hunself to the
epitaph ever the grave in the cerue
tery at Merrimac Mines and to the
mourning costume of bis? supposed,
widow, expressed himself as Partic?
ularly disgusted when, in addition to
his other troubles, he was told of
the laudatory remarks expressed in
his funeral sermon. He says that the
role cf a modern Enoch Xrden does
I not suit him at all.
MARRIAGE IN YORK.
Mr. Harry Spencer Leads Miss W?r?
nern to Altar.
There was a beautiful marriage at
Providence M. E. church, in York
county, yesterday at 5:3**, when Mr.
Harry Spencer led to the bridal altar
Mi s Delia Wornom. The edifice was
artistically decorated in dogwood,
narcissus and Plies. Rows of lighted
candles and shaded lamps shed a
mellow light to a background of vines
To the straw- of the wedding
march from Lohengrin skillfully ren?
dered by Miss Mar}" Ironmonger the
I bridal i arty entered the church.
] The groom, with his best man, Mr.
Ben Lee Spencer, proceeded up the
1 right aisle, while the bride, with her
'maul ol honor. Mit? Claia Smiili, of
Hue).toe. cumc up the hit. m. i tin:
Ml Hi. ehanrei niiii forming u circle
The bride, handsomely gowned In
white lue.-salitie, wild picture li.it atnlj
carrying brides rose.;, is the all rar
live daughter of Mrs liticiia V Wor
n<mi. ol liure. The groom is an ex
,eeedlttKly popular young nran, ami Ik
alsn of Pare. MUs Smi'li wore a
prett) creation of white silk Mini rite
lion, ami Missis S|<'iuei ami Not
tlnghani while batiste ami lace
Bach of the young ladies carried
arm houuuets of white cur nations lied
With tuJJe. Miss Irolimnngci wore ,
white mull and lace.
The couple will reside al '?Glen?
wood." the houic of the groom, near
TWILIGHT LEAGUE 10 BE
REORGANIZED THIS WIEK
I Bankers. C. A O.Clerks. "Wall Street
Sluggers," and the -Pikers"
A meeting will he held in this ( in
some time this week <r thoae inter
er fed for the purpose of organizing
the "twilight" baseball league for the
The league will he composed of
four teams this >.ar. including the
llsukers, a team representing the
ChesaiM akc and Ohio. the Wall
Stritt Sluggers" and the "P.kers."
The Hankers and Chesapeake and
Chlo tenrnu have already organized,
ami have played several practice
games during the past week.
Most of the player- who composed
the league last year have signrflea
their intention of playing during the
coming season, and ii is expected
that some good contests will he pull?
ed off on the Casino diamond late in
j the afternoons during the coming
Cured by Lydia E. Pink
ham 's Veget a b le Compound
Milwaukee. Wis. ? " Lydia K. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound has made
me a well woman,
and 1 would like to
tell the whole world
of it. I suffered
from IV male trouble
and fearful pains in
my bark. I had the
best doctors and
they all decided
thai I had a tumor
in addition to my
female trouble, and
advised an opera
_ tion. Lydia K.
lfnkham s Vegetable Compound made
me a well woman and I have no more
backache. I hope I can help others by
telling them what Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has done for
me." ?Mrs. EmmaImse, 833 First St,
! Milwaukee, W is.
The above is only one of the thou?
sands of grateful letters which are
constantly being received by the
Pinkham Medicine Company of Lynn,
j Mass., which prove beyond a doubt that
j Lydia ?. Pinkham's Vegetable Com?
pound, made from roots and herbs.
I actually does cure these obstinate dis
of women after ail other means
have failed, and that every such stif.
ering woman owes it to herself to a"
least give Lydia K Pinkham's Vegeta?
ble Compound a trial before submit?
ting to an operation, or giving up
bone of recovery.
Mrs. Pinkham, of Lynn, Mm,
Invite* all sick women to write
her for advice. She haw raided
thousands to health and. her
advice is free.
THE AUCTION GOES
Th!s i* an extraordinary ev?-nt in the mer?
chandising cf this community. Never again will
there be opportunity to purchase from each a
sto k of
Diamonds. Watches. Rich
Jewelry. Solid Silver
and Art Wares
At auction i>ri<-s. This in probably the most se?
lect stork of merchandise io this Sectios, as many
of the pieces are of my own exclusive design.
Ladies especially invited. Sales at 2:30 and 7:.W.
J. R. SPRAGUE
JIWEU.ER. SILVEMMTN, ART PKALtH
2711 Washington Avenue
In Our Bargain Basement
Toilet Set?fun 1?-piece set. Including slop jar with gold stamp:
sll perfect and large sues: prices worth >?> oo spec ai.?3.98
Tar Bags?for Furs. Coats or Suit*?a fine useful sixe and juat
the flung for moths?positively air-tight, each . ? .50c and 75c
Two Burner Blue Flame Oil Stove, with asbestos wick, holde one
gallon of oil and fully guaranteed. Special .$3.CO
Red Wrapper Toilet Paper?a good, laige sue and fine quality
paper?three for....?. 10?
Cups and Saucers?all per'cct and a qood, useful grade.
Special, pair .i. 5c.
Car fare refunded to all customers who purchase $5.00 or over
from Hampton, Phoebua and Old Point.
WE SELL IT FOR LESS
Crex Rugs. "Grass Rug"
9i 12?Bordered and Plain, lid. Blue ?*f Efi
and Green. ? I iVll
Newport News Furniture Co.
;j :07-9 Washington Avenue
Look ?vt Thiy!
For Sale and Lease!
FARMING LANDS. ETC..
Lots 50x150 above Fifty-eighth street; very desirable iota between
Fiftieth and Fifty-eight streets; rota in Second and Third wards In
rapidly growing communities, within 10 mini' i of postofftce.
PRICES RANGING FROM ?150 TO ?1,800 ON Vt.RY EASY TERMS
Call and get Particulars.
Old Dominion Land Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
HOTEL WARWICK BUILDING
Accounts ? ?.
Can You Supply the Name?
The Largest and Strongest Bank la the City
The resources of the First National Bank of Newport \ si are
ample guarantee of its financial strength.
Your account and banking business invited.
The First National Bank
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
United States Depositary. Capital ?100,000. Surplus ;100,000.
THE BUSINESS MAM
Who oeeds an accommodating and secure
Bank will do ?eil to open an account with
CITIZENS & MARINE BANK
J. W. COURTNEY CLYDE STEllMSHiP CO.
COAL art WOOD
H Cord Pine wood.tl.75
Cord Mixed Wood.USD
'4 C' rd Oak W?nd.fIJS
Als?, job >? of W?mt. Oak or Pine, at
$1 .V) for rrnartrr of eord
No extn ehsrg" for uplifting The
be*- grades of coal at the Meted mar
427 Twenteecond St.
Rfesmers to Philadelphia
i SUNDAY, MON?AY. THURSDAY
Scillae from Philadelphia Toesday
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Freight reevKed and lelivered
dr Iv at c at O PI? r No. ? Office |
River Ii-...I JAS W M'CARRICK.
G>-n Son-hern Agent.
Cf.TDK STEAMSHIP CO
12 floats Delaware Avenue
Choftapoako & OMo Hy.
Fset Tralna to Richmond and the
Laave Newport News 10:06 a. to
6:16 p. m.
Local! Tralna to Richmond
( ?0 a m.; 6:46 p. m.
Tralna arrlvs Newport Newt. 10:Sf
a. m.. 10:36 a m., C:I8 p m. and 7:M
Steamera Service tor Norfolk.
Leave Newport News 10:40 a. av,
6:40 p. m
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lEfJBw FOR NRW YORK?
MEMLv From Company's Wharf*
V*nsjto_P Norfolk, foot of Church
I ^^?sjV street every week say
I ^ at 7:00 P. M.
Fa RE?Flrst-claaa. oae way, 11.00;
Round trip, limit thirty days, 114.00?
meala and berth la stateroom In?
Steerage, without subsistence, l*.0S,
TICKETS on ssle at C. ft O. RalL
esy Ticket Office.
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NEWS AND RICHMOND, VA,
Steamers Brandon and Berkley
leave pier "A" 8: SO every svaalnn
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Richmond and all Jamas River htad
Inga. Steamer M^bjack 1 saves
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and Saturdays at ? :?* a. am. Leave
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and Friday at 6 p. m., for Norfolk and
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"A" dally except Sunday at 1:00 a.
m., going to Norfolk, ana at 4: SO p.
m . going to SmlthMeld. 8teamer "A*
comae" will leave Pier "A" dally, es>
cept Sunday at 9 a. m., going to
Smithfleld and 3 p. m.. going to Nor?
All business between rrew Tori
I and Newport News transacted at pfef
I No. ?.
All business between CTswaaW
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points transacted at pier MA" toot ol
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