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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
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VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX (New Series.) NO. 1 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. MAY 23. 1> $1.50 PXR TEAR
CELEBRATION OF CIRCERONIAN SOCIETY EJ
NICHOLSON HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS TO COMPETE FOR
PRIZES IN CAMERON HALL TONIGHT
Commencement exercises ot the Williamsburg (Nicholson
School will begin tonight in Cameron Hall with the annual celebration of
the CirceTonian Literary Society. A handsome medal will be awarded to
the best declaimer, and on the programme will be found some good ma?
terial, thus assuring that the contest will be spirited and close.
The Ciceronian Literary Society was organized a number of years ago
when Prof. J. N. Hillman was principal of the school. It has flourished
ever since and its celebrarion has always proven one of &e most interest
ing of the exercises. Following is tonight's programme:
Chorus. -By School
President's Address. John Taylor, Jr.
The Deathbed of Benedict Arnold ater
The Black Horse and His Rider... . . George Lane
Regulus to the Carthaginians. . . Edward Spencer
Supposed Speech of John Adams Vernon Geddy
Chorus.. . y Twelve Boys
Question: Resolved, That the Right of Suffrage should be Extended to
George Ben Geddy Curlis Inman
Mexic Drill and Pantomime
Chorus ... By School
CELEBRATE AT JAMESTOWN
A big crowd of pecple from this
city and surrounding section went
over to Jamestown last Saturday to
spend the day on the most historic
spot in America. Automobiles,
buggies, wagons, gasoline launches,
bicycles and steer carts carried the
crowds. Fewer people than usual,
however, went from here, owing to
the postponement of the celebration
The usual crowd came down from
Richmond, spent a few hours and
then sailed back up the noble
"Jeems." The day was spent leis?
urely by the crowd and a good time
was reported by all wno went.
Mr. Fred Crawford, formerly
physical director at William and
Mary, is here for a short visit to his
brother, Prof. R. M. Crawford.
OUTLOOlT AT_THE MILl
THE WEEK BRINGS IMPR0VEMEN1
IN THE LABOR SITUATION
The labor situation at the Williams
burg knitting mill has somewhat im
proved in the past week. Abou
35 women and girls are cow em
ployed in the finishing department
with more in sight It is though
that by the last of the present wee!
there will be more at work.
The other departments of the mi!
had to be closed down this week
although some of the force was pu
to work getting other machiner
in shape to start. With thousand
of yards of goods made up and nc
enough people in the finishing room
makes the running of the plant ur
satisfactory and expensive.
The mill has all the men it warn
till more girls and women are si
cured. Later, however, many moi
men and boys will be employee
In the meantime, the managermi
assures employment to all girls wi
will apply and at better wages th;
ever paid here for similar work
you know of a young woman wi
needs employment, drop the supe
intedent a card and put him in cor
munication with her.
The new well at the mill, not ha
ing a heavy flow of water, will I
driven down another hundred tti
or until a Larger stream is struc
Mr. Jewett ia now at work and it
thought an ample supply will
second. The old well is giving
fairly good supply now, having bc
Unproved bf the explosion ol d
DOLLS THE CHIEF INDUSTRY
Coneut-General Tell* of Quaint Ger?
man Villages Whare Everybody
ls Working on Toy Ba baa.
Berlin. Germany.?Tbe old home of
the doti ie Thurlngta, especially tbe
town of Sonneberg. 12 milss from Co?
burg. II oat of tbe poorer families ta
and around Sonneburg. writes Consul
Geueral Prank 1)11 lingham at Coburg-,
are engaged in thia lad aa try, which
ls the chief source of revenue of tbe
population, giving employment for tbe
whole year. The work demands a
great deal of practice and akill, as
well aa time and trouble. The Inhab?
itants start making dolls while very
young and by constant practice are
finally able to work with astonishing
accuracy and speed. In tha doll in?
dustry only some special part of tbs
dolls ls made by eaeh person. Some
make the bodies, others the heads and
still others the arms, banda, etc. By
this division the work ls done much
quicker and better.
The beads are first molded, and
when sufficiently dry the eyes ara cut
out hy a skilled worker with a very
thin, sharp knife. This ls extremely
delicate work, because all of the sock?
ets have to be of uniform slae or the
eyes do not flt. After being burned
the heads are painted, waxed or
glazed, depending on tba material
from which the heads are made. The
arms, legs and hands are produced in
a similar but simpler manner, as the
painting consists only in giving the
necessary flesh color, while the heads
must hsvs rosy cheeks, red Mps and
dark or light eyebrows, depending on
the color of the eyes. The setting of
the eyas and the making and attach?
ing of the wigs involve a number of
The doll industry ts now commenc?
ing to make the "vaharactar doll" in
restricted numbers. The model ls
made by an artist and the molds are
then copied from this model. The
painting of these dolls is dona with
especial ears, and, consequently, their
price ls considerably higher than that
of the commoner type of doll.
The assembling of tba different
parts of the dolls ls often very com?
plicated. The best Jointed dolls have
stout elastic cord on tbe Inside, to
which tbe movable parts are attached.
A special branch of tba Industry ls
Hotel In Thurtngls.
ds-rotad to tbs making of dresses an<!
hats. The latest Parisian styles an
copied ta dressing tbs larger else*
dolls, and the creations turned oo
?wry favorably. Sa
A. J. MONTAGUE
MAY SPEAK HERE
LL PROBABLY MAKE ADDRESS WI!
BEFORE ODD FELLOWS SOON
[t is likely that former Governor j
J. Montague will make an addiess js ,
re sometime in the near future. MQi
obabiy about the first week in Julv. \[m
tis will be in no sense a political fa\
ecch. as he is to t ?
amii ton Lodge of Odd I, ^
io are anxious to have the brilli *nt
ator speak to them. Mr. Monta- -n(
ie is an enthusiastic Odd Fellow ^
id is in great demand as a spa
Montague- doubt be here I
me court. His campaign tor
ess is moving along nicely and r
is many warm supporters here,
treely predicted by them that he
ill carry both tbe town and count t
le is recognized as "Virginia's rr.
istinguished man." and as c
iend of Senator Martin put
ont see how I in conscience a
ast a vote against a man with I
bility ot Mr. Montague. He wo
e an ornament to the Virginia de.
ation and a credit to the state
Congress." This was a warm M
in man talking.
Other Martin men here ha
hat they believed the election
Montague to Congress would heal
he breach in the party and make t
Democracy invincible in Virginia I
nany years. They say Senator M
in and the machine will keep hands' j
*??f and let thc people scttie the mit?
er in their own way.
FHIRD FARMERS'LINE BULBING.
The third farmers' line out of
the Williamsburg central c
now in course of construction, the
poles having all been secured and '
almost ready for stringing the wire.
Mr. John A. Bechtel, ot York
Grange, has been the prime mover
m the new line and he has the hear
ty cooperation of his neighbors.
The new line will extend thrc
York to Mr. Bechtel's taking in Mr.
ht and other farmers in that
section, as well as those on the line
intervening, and will go onto "Bell,
field.'' ' Tudiantield," and other farms
in that neighborhood. The line will
probably be extended later.
IUTHERN BELL N
TO MAKE MANY la
LL EXPEND S18O0 ON BETTER
EHTS IN WILLI\MS8UIG PUNT
rhe Southern Be'.
31SOQ in improvcm &
i betterment* to the line
-g. Ihe work is to be
? the ter**
the location o
be made to
raighten t as pos
There re to be no poles on .
reen w:v.ch is. no
em Tba poles will bc ot better
: at present.
7hen ask? pany contem
aintxng the poles, acco
nchise. Mr. Baake. the
?cal manager, said he had heard
id not believe that wat contem
lated. Kecev v council
ailed on the telephone peo
amt ali their poles within ta*
Tbe local line, including, long dis
ance bu to be on a
>ayiug basis now. The se:
^ood, and the ra ab e w
food ser\ "d.
Lackey. Va.. May 21?Mrs. Ar
? anpeit. of Richmond
::g her p Mr. and M:>.
r. and Mrs. Ambrose and ch
ren. and Mrs. Moore, o ster.
spent Sunday ar :h Mrs.
R W Sche
?ie Cu. tis and Mrs.
Peri . of Let
y with Mrs
Messrs. George H D.
at. of Lee I
e farmers are busy shipping
this week. The pea crop i>
vcr". 5 vear.
THE MODEL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
AND HER ASSISTANT TO RESIGN
NEWS 8F THEIR DEPARTURE FROM WILLIAMSBURG
IS RECEIVED WITH DEEP REGRET
Misses Naaie Davis, principal of the William and Mary Model School
and Miss Laura Stillwell, her first assistant, have announced that with th<
close of this session their connection with the school will .end. This an
nouncement comes as a rude blow to all the patrons, past and present o:
the Model School. It comes as a clap of thunder out of a clear sky. so un?
expected was it.
Miss Davis resigns, it is understood, because of the continued illness
of a dear sister, witn whom she will stay next year, declining
Miss Stillwell will go back to Georgia and engage in teaching Dorr.
Science in her home town. It is useless to say that the departure of thc*
ladies is felt as a personal loss to friends of higher education here. Mi*
Davis is a recognized authority on educational matters, especially that o
young children, both in Virginia znd the south. She bas been tor em os
in all forward movements, and by her progressive, yet sane methods, ha
attracted wide notice.
Besides devoting herself to matters particularly related to educationa
subjects, Miss Davis has found time to oxganixe the playground movement
through the Civic and Educational League which, if we recall correctly
she was the originator. Williamsburg owes her a lasting debt of gratitud
for her indetatigeable efforts in behalf of those activities that went for th
betterment of the children, a matter dear to the heart* of parents every
Tha Gazette joins hundreds of others in deploring the departure o
fe* tri tattam ot tat lathers aad a?ttfcca oi tho city.
ICHOLSON HIHO SCHOOL FINALS NOW ON
IEBRATION OF THE SENIOR CLASS FRIDAY NIGHT
AWARD OF DIPLOMAS SATURDAY NIGHT
mmencement exercises ot Nicholson High School will
ghts in Cameron Hall, the graduating cjeaa emit
being held the last night. On that occasion thc addreas wul bc
Livered by Hon. A. J. Montague, formerly governor
owing are the main features of the
ot tba loo aagaaaf *
i Madelin^ Warburtoo
M.ss CkaVaMal u%.4*c
.. Miss Ina Thompson
. Mist Martha Spencer
^as Fern Cooley
foreign Immigratioa La
in Flower Drill
As Others See Us..
M Mt Ma-r..c rV*e-:
?corfe Ben Geddy
. John Taylor
Th cope waa Lacey
Awardi:. > of Promo* .. .omaa.
VALUE LOVE MORE THAN GOLD
Spanish Man Often Havt Fifty Senor
Ita* a Year?Spain Laaaka World
Mr "na who han
aa soon ?
- man aa
wear a barena -
j ?nd talked to a
Tb?* atiaata aw -
****** of cold water being
landed around whea they are
i all absorb!na
i land .of orange Sow ara
I and 'In Spain we do not
J talk ley; we talk of love.* a
Spa Tia. Ha waa
right 4 the bennntng end
?aat days tbe young men play no
gaines. ; td about and
see the girls paas. and In every daily
newspaper you will reed of
fought for some fair sonoma's favor,
al senor falls tn lora fifty
times a year with a newness and a
paseloa that has in 1t something of
molten lava, and ls about as durable.
A pair of laughing eyea ones seen at
a window, a glimpse of a prstty face
be afreet, and ha counts hie world
well mest marry
:cg country pe"
GROWS FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Brooklyn Botsnlat Knocks AM Novel?
ty Out of Good Luok Pleat
New York?After lt years of exper?
iment. Max Schlink, a Brooklyn botan?
ist, has developed a "good luck"
clover plant which produces four
leaves on every stem tn stead of tba
traditional three. Tha result was ob?
tained by hybridisation from the ox
alls, a species which had three leaves
Ilka tbe ordinary clover of tala eaa*>
try. auid and at time Ava
Nature was finally trained to sra
tematicaily add or subtract ona leal
until the desired quartet of leaves ap?
pears tn every plant. Tha plant li
tallar than the ordinary clover aad tha
leaves are banded and have a aPracafoJ
Grand Forks, bf, D?Grand Perta
receivers sad eatppers tbroughoei
tala district made rtgoroaa pr si sat tc
tha atate railroad eommlsaloa aaalaal
weetara freight eiaaslficatloa No. CL
* aawaai s
-upnae you to
peal gooo that u oajag
ney. ot Ncwocrg Junctat
writes. "My wita bec beea
Cham bc ilam's ra Diets aaad
ineoi very ciicctual aad taning
iota of gc fl you have
* our stomach or bo ania
PUBUt TO^Bt EXtLUDtD
ll)Kt TU UL ALLUM LU ISL Of
UHLrUi.l HALL .-.flLA \HiS
bi amusement pince
^>uuc Hoe pt mi, ta ia
o tne public after
aatrf 1. l^li. In tne meantime
OiCuis may bc given
ri must be CGOxormco wild as
El upon at me ume ot securing
ase of tne building. Ibis order
m no way iniciterc with thc
exercises ot thc paoitc
scnoOiS. No outsiders are allowed
to atici.d thc weeai/ sances. This
cuts on tne hospital trom tne out
omp.clety. *o tax aa ? rn ii ia sn cn tl
Saul pauw m toe dances an
1 ms step wea taken because of thc
da-age ? ano injury io patients,
as adi aa omer reasons, among
*nicn was injury to property, de
s..ua;on ol Howers ana grass, etc.,
?- to Wiuiamsourg a not naring
an opera Douse, town na*, or otasr
fiacc suiiaoic. mere *?u. bc co
amuse mc u us bete uutii some ena
^ au opera Douse or nail. Mr.
M. r. Woila is lotio-anpaim g mc
cr ecu ola ot a oetidin*- EOS ni* uuoviug
sj mai c shows and nc will procably
at me same tune matte mc structure
lar^e CDougn tor omer uan.
Cameron Hail was Oaut in 1*585.
during mc art m.nt*ranon nt Govcr
flor Cameron, arter wnom il waa
aamed. Since mat time it baa beea
used by thc public tor ail amuaeaaeat
purposes, the pauents being allowed
to ataand such ai would amuse them,
or were given special matinees. 1 ha
anneen nave beea a grce
paeasuxc to ma yoong people or mc
arana, who anise tan