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VOL 175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 34 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. JANUARY 16. 1913 $1 50 PER YKAR
CITY COUNCIL TAKES
BUT THE SMALL SUM OF 1
OUT FOR SCHOO
Last Friday night was the time f or
the regular Council meeting, but
orly a bare quorum responded to
roll call. They were the president,
B. F. Wolfe, and Messrs. W. L.
Jones, R. L. Spencer and Galba
Vaiden. Everything was pleasant
till two rocks were encounted, the
one being a request for a small ap?
propriation for laboratory apparatus
at Nicholson High School and the
other a bill for repairs to the palatial
home of the now tamous and much
discussed and otherwise cussed Peter
Bsoth. Neither question was big,
but each caused s rumpus.
President Wolfe called for reports
of committees, none of which re?
sponded in detail. Mr. Spencer for
streets said "good," Mr. Wolfe for
health ditto, and Mr. VaideL for the
poor said the old jail repairs had
been made and the inevitable irre?
pressible "Peter" was at least neither
freezing nor starving.
The quarterly report of the auditor
was read and ordered published,
Superintendent Holmes of the gas
department reported that Capt. Lane
had refused to pay his gas bill, be
cause there was something wrong
with the meter. Reterred to th<
light committee with power to act.
Repairs to the old city jail havinj
been made. Mr. Jones presented thi
bill of the carpenter. It was ascer
tained that this work, together witl
material, had cost nearly $12. Om
bill showed that 47 panes of glas
had been bought, also seven pour d
of putty. Mr. Vaiden said tha
they may have been bought bu
that that number of panes had nev*:
been used at the jail. Then ther
was complaint about the work-mar
ship of the steps. Mr. Jones, wh
had the repairs in charge, whe
asked if he had inspected the wor
replied that he had not and that h
would not do so. "If you want re
to inspect work of this kind, tr
council must pay me," was h
statement. He had endorsed xl
bill as correct and the council seeme
to think that it was his duty to s<
that work was done properly that
was correct. The committse w
asked to look into the matter ai
report, The incident caused son
loud talk and a little show of feeho
A petition, signed by a numb
of citizens on Henry street, pra
ing tnat children be allowed to ska
on roller skates on that street, w
passed by after reading.
Messrs. Bennett and Frank /
anstead appeared as representativ
of the Business Association a
asked that the council provide
market building. Tbe matter v
referred to the finance com mitti
Principal Young of the Hi
School asked the council to app
priate a sum of money for alabora
ry apparatus for the science roo
showing the needs of such an api
tus. Dr. Bennett and Mayor W
burton also joined in thc requ
and expressed their hope that
appropriation be made Mr. S.
^Graham, of the school board, \
urged thc appropriation.
Mr. Spencer then offered a n
lutioa appropriating $100 for
purpose mentioned. Speaking
the resolution Mr. Jones s
"knowing what I do about
Williamsburg schools I am
willing to appropriate another si
dollar. Thc school board has
out $100 to teachers at the ope
Ot ths tastioo which it had no i
|?mb-?4," Mr. Wolfr aspca
TWO BIG BITES
NE LITTLE CHERRY
il UH IS FINALLY GROUND
himself as favorable to the appro
priation and went so far as to offer
to lend it from his cemetery fund.
After some further discussion, a
vote was taken standing two for and
two against, as follows: Aye. Mes
srs Wolfe and Spencer; against.
Messrs. Jjnes and Vaiden.
Those members and citizens who
meant tnat the Williamsburg schools
should not be harnoered for the
want of a few dollars, determined
; that another a'tempt would be mad?
! to get the money, so a special meet?
ing was called for Monday night
Those present were Messrs. Wolfe
John Jones. R. T. Casey, R. L
i Spencer and Galba Vaiden. Absent
;Mr W. L Jones.
The matter of the special schoc
ap ropriation was again taken ui
ai.d Mr. Spencer off red hi
original resrlutioo, which after
j short discussion and explanation
I wat on motion of Mr. Casey, passe
', by a unanimous vote.
Mr. Young, who was presen
staled that the installation and us
of the apparatus asked for. woul
bo the means of the school receivic
state aid to the amount of $35
wnich shows that the counc'
pended the people's tncney wisely
Mayor Warburton was request*
bv the council to issue a proclam
tion calling upon the people of tl
town to fittirg.v observe Arbor Da
In response to the petition f
roller skating on north Henry stree
Mr. Spencer offered an ordinan
granting permission to children u
der 17 to skare on any of the si<
streets, subject *o approval ot t!
c street commntee. President Wo!
I vacated the chair and vigorous
opposed the ordinance. He said
was a dangerous, annoying and i
necessary amusement and was i
needed for the health and welfare
the children. Under the chart
the amendment must lie over
Quinton. Va., Jan. 8?The Qi
ton School C.ub will hold its mi
ing Friday afternoon, Jan. 10.
very interesting progrumme has b
The Christmas holidays were v
pleasantly spent in this neight
hood. The chief amusements b<
dances, Christmas.trees, and soci
lhere was a Christmas tree at
Black Creek Baptist ehurch Fri
night, Dec. 27.
Mr. Myrtland Wood, of I
Kent county, visited in Hani
A very enjoyable dance was g
at the house of Mr. J. J. Pi
Tuesday night, Dec. 31. He
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Barnett
Richmond, are visiting their par
in New Kent and Hanover coun
Mr. Tom Holt, of Hanover coi
is out after a severe spell of sicki
Lackey, Va.. Jan. 14?Mr.
Mrs. W. E. Cole spent Sunday
Mrs. R, W. Schell.
Mr. Richard Bull spent Su
with Mr. William Ripley.
Mr. C. A. Johnson spent Sn
with Mr. Percy Schell.
Mrs. James Ripley sod Mrs
C. Vanpelt were callen ia Will
BIG FARMERS' AUCTION
LARGE SALE THIS TIME AND GOOD
The second Fanners* Auction,
which --viii be held here next Satur?
day. January 18. under the auspices
of the Williamsburg Business Asso?
ciation, is by far more promising
than the first. Not only will there
be more entries and a better diver?
sity of articles and produce, but
prospects are better tor a larger at?
Since there is going to be consid?
erable produce offered, as well as
fowl and dressed meat, the ladies ot
.amsburg will be in evidence.
Holding the purse strings, it is tc
them that wc look to do much o:
the buying. They will find chic
and fowl in coops of the size tne)
can handle, the committee ha
-hat the coops be cot large
than six each. This will cause ;
little more trouble to the seller, bu
he wi'.l be reimbursed by the increas
in prices. Dinner can be so arrange*
as to allow tne ladies to be at tn
s sale when it opens promptly at
Posters have been distributed ov<
.his section, giving a partial list c
articles already offered. It include
almost every article imaginable
farm implements ot all kind, wagon;
feed mill, cultivators, plows, pome!
cows, calves, lambs, pigs, chicken
sewing machines, a four horse pow*
gasoline erg nr, stoves, househo
Goods of all kinds, and dozens i
other things we cannot find room
Since the bills were printed mai
other articles have been entered, i
(Mading pigs, calves and other thine
It should prove a most profitat
and pleasant day for all the peo(
who can find the time to attend.
A mass-meeting of tarmers
called for ll o'clock at the cou
house and as many business men
the town as possible are expected
be on hand. At this meeting pl j
tor the future will be discussed a
out of the conference may coi
sometning that will prove of mut
help to both farmer and busio
man. Be at the courthouse at
hour appointed and have someth
wortb while to offer.
Try to induce your neighbor
attend and to bring something v
him to sell. It is up to all of us
do our part and if we do it half a
this sale will prove its worth to
Holdcroft, Va.. Jan. 14?Thc
of honor for our school this week
Beuna Parsons 7 weeks. Lillian
vis 5 weeks. Winnie Fowler 3 we<
Ernest Orange 1 week. Willie
ange 2 weeks, Carlisle Parson
weeks, Calvin Robinson 4 we
Clyde Marable 1 week.
The Holdcroft School Club he
pie party just before Christi
Money enough was realized to i
new set ot tools in addition to ti
we already have.
Miss Agnew is expected at
school Tuesday night to maka a
on Industrial Work for the j
We hope that a Urge crowd wil
out to hear this most intere
Many of our neighborhood ea
to attend the 'Old Maid's Auci
which will be given at Binns
school on next Monday night
Persons troubled wtth p
paralysis sre often very much 1
fited by massaging the aff
parts thoroughly when app
Chamberlain's Liniment. Thi
ment alto relieves rheumstic j
Pot ult by sll dttlcri.
HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK!
GOSSIP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Sheriff Walker Ware, of Toaro.
was in town Tuesday on business.
Cap*.. W. T. Ti ledge, the rn
has been seriously ill sll week and
j his condition bas caused his family
much alarm. He is much better
At the weither signal office. Mr
H. D Cola s preparing to erect
another fl ig pole to take the p.ace
of the one recently blown down. It
will be soxe 60 or 75 feet tali aad
will display the signals.
Mister Harry Pniilips, oldest soc
of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Ph;
-g with a young" friend,
was thro-vn violently to the sida
walk Monday I dislo
one of hil arms at the ihov
While no*, s.-nous, the injury .is ex
It you do not sell that horse
wagoe, or farm implement at thi
Farm? *ion Saturday, try
for li jj n the "Special No
co. n. It works while you
' only costs a quarter.
If yea are a loyal, hustling. wid<
awake you will be at th
Farmers' Auction next Saturday
Jan. 18 -our wife or sisti
or sweetheart with you and spen
the afternoon. Try to encouraf
enterprise, it pays.
r Mr. J. E Hubbard, of Charl*
ld City, one or the most procaine
?amy. was io William
bu*g Tuesday to attend a meeting
the board of directors of the Pani
sula Bank of wnich he is a membe
Mr. Hubbard is a leading busine
man of Charles City and chairm
of the county board of supervisors
Oae of the most useful farm ii
pieraents that will be ctt.red f
it the Farmers' Auction
day will be a No. 3 Corn Ki
manure spreader. Here is an c
portunity for some farmer to get
g bargain in something that
jo if you have not yet entei
any art. the auction S
urday. there is still plenty ot time
fac j get in the sale. Just bring it ale
and .urn it over to the committee
Saturday morning not later than
Tnere will be D'vine Se;
Warwick Chapel, two miles bc!
Lee Hall, next Sundry. Jan. 19.
m o'clock a. m Dr. J.
Whitley, who now has charge
that congregation, will preach,
especially desires to meet all
members of that church at
service that morning, having t
prevented by sickness .'rom prei
ing there in December.
Mr. J. H. Stone, thc well kn
druggist, will leave here Sue
morning for New York city ti
tend the convention ot the Amer
Druggists Syndicate, one of
largest organizations of its kim
the country. He will spend t
days in the metropolis.
It is announced that Bishop Tu
will pay an official visit to Bi
Parish church Sunday. March
which time he will administe
rite of confirmation. Bishop
dolph will preach here on May I
J. H. Hume, druggist at the
pital. who expected to go to P<
burg the first of the year, has r<
sidered, and will remain in Willi
burg as hospital druggist.
Hume's many friends will be pl<
to hear that he will remain here
artiml Mayor Warburton and Mr.
*>?*?- Mrs. C. J. Person went to Richi
ected yesterday to bring back Mr. ??
?lying -*aw Cadilac car.
Miss Elisabeth Harrison, wh
baan ill, tntiMt to improve.
J. B. C. SPENCER IS
DENT OF BUS
SHORT MEETING OF THE UR
A large attendance -was on hand:
at the spec ai meeting of the Wil?
li amsourg Business Association at
the courth use last Thursday n
Presidident H. N. Phillips celled
.he meeting to order and after routine
ousiness wu transacted tendered his
resignation. *h.cr. wss accepted arith
many exptos-*.ons ot regret. J. B.
. cncer wis then nominated and
ul opposition to fi.
the unexpired terna ot Mr. Phillips.
Mr. Spen cr waa president ot the
Business Mens' Association ever
organized here and always took a
interest is airs of the
association. ie pres?
ent secretary. -was a.so secretary of'
the cr . i-.on.
Mr. D. S. Harr $ was elected sec?
ond vice-presida-nt to succeed Mr.
Spencer who was elevated tc
y. by un -ninaj .
Dr. Bennet am statec that it
the purpose ot the school au?
thorities ot -isburg anc
surrounding counties to hold a
School Pair here in Ap:il. a com
mittee wis appointed to cooperate
in making it a success.
A special committee appointed for
"*** J the purpos** retired and drafted suit*
able resc expressing th? re
ot tbe organization and its s.ns,
of loss fe ;eath of one c
most valued members. Mr. F. W
In tendering his resignation to thi
association. Mr. Phillips spo-n
agly of his connection with thi
organis ition and the people ot tht
community in general. He. elsi
spoke o -at good the or*,
tion could do tor the city and u
members to work together tc
the upbu :v.
A committee composed ot Messn
Bennett. Peech*- and Johnston wi
appointed to prepare r
I expressing the seutimc ie o
upon tne serv.ee of M
Pniliips to a and the loss
has sustained in nis removal
R. F. D. NO. I NEWS NOTES
Bacon. Va . Jan. 14 ? Tar
be an oyster supper at Mr.
Slauson's en nt. Jan. 1
tor the benefit of thc W. C. T.
All are .nv.ted.
Mrs. 'P.oyd Ayers and son. Jami
who have ocen spending a t
months with relatives and friends
Wisconsin, have returned home.
Mr. Trosvig and Mr. snd M
Hoff ard. or Lightfoot, spent one c
last -week with Mr. and Mrs E.
?on st Powhatan farm.
Mrs. Charles Thompson, i
hss been sick ror thc psst 1
wee-ts, is mucra improved.
Mr. ead Mrs. George Richard
spent Sunday witn Mr. Josi
Graves ani ram.ly.
Mr. James B. Vaiden was in Ri
mond last week ead bougnt e i
ot mules to bc used in timoor b
Mr U. Hill, of Richmond, ss
Sunday with Mr. E. M. Siauson.
Mrs. P. H. Baldwin, who %
north some months sgo for
health, has returned home co
When you want a reliable rn
cind for s cough or cold take Ch
berlain's Cough Remedy. It
always be depended upon en
o hes plcesant and safe to tear*. For
by ell deelcrs
0ANI2ATI0N WAS HELD
IILUPLSSION BELL EiPLItElS
The new pisa of ht Ci ts for dis
? due to accidents or fjffr^ttr.,
of insurance and of pmiioaa. goes
.nt? effect with the new year.
Nearly 2UU.UUO mea aad aramaa
who are now giving their best years
to tba taJaphooa sad telegraph ter
A thc country, will henceforth
be assured o: assistance .a tba
exigencies o: i all are
i not ebie to provide, sad will also be
assured of s prov-.sion for their dc
I but natural that every em?
ployee should desire to assume tha
normal responsibilities of life and to
surround himself snd those depend?
ent upon him with the things that
make lue cc and enjoyable,
Unforeseen happenings may make
these respon i ncavy bard-taa-i
and whatever may be put aside foe
the day o rtune, must ia the
beginning be small and accumulated
??lowly. A rea..ration that obtiga
t.3ns must be mc*. ts ot mist orj
imes of prosper
nas made the need ot something be?
ta old age pension ap
pear sbsolut -
Employ er i buy aad easployaes
ct service is oaly
to be founds ehtyaad.o
are reciprocal in employer snd cm
rings ^ and success to
? The intent and purpose .: the e
ishing a pan of
scity arhich mesas
- ju ihe part
u wh io.c. reciprocity wr.
ls means mu .rd tor one another s
t and sympa. ..terest, we cannot
? hope to do a thoroughly good picie
. i cphone aad
Telegraph Company, which cen?
tralizes the Associated Companies
into one system, with one poucy for
-sal service, has considered tha
interests ( rkers and ass mada
a comprehensive p.an possible. It
is the admin aring norna
and the underwriter of the necessary
r sa eoe tund. upon which s general
plan must depend.
One illustrative instance of
exercise ot these functions haa bsaa
the unifying ot the various interests
so that any employee may aspire to
work anywhere in the ouniry with
uninterrupted benefits, and any com?
pany can obtain any man tt needs,
at preju cia welfare.
In oeha.t o: tne management of
the American Telephone and Te*c-?
graph Company, tuc Western Uaioa
Telegraph and tne Western &ectr*.c
Companies, let mc say that wc have
a personal interest ia our public.
?e, a personal interest in our
employees and a personal interest ia
our common c juntry. It is our hops
that what we have already accom?
plished has helped the men aad
women of the Bell system to become
nappier and better American citizens,
and it is our New Year's wish that
edi. what has been planned for the future
-_ arul contribute to their
increasing happiness aad
d is Mr. J. H Ditton, of Nxfotk. wa
tala gucast at tha Sigma Phi Kpsiloo bot
house oo Friday and Saturday.