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VOL.175 (OldScries.) VOL XX. fNew Series.) NO. 51 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. MAY 1. 1*513. Ii.50 IT? TEAR
THE FIRST PENINSUl
BE TWEEN TWO AND THREE
EXHIBITS AND CHEER
Thc crowning event of the school
year was the first Peninsula Fair, the
success of which tar exceeded the
fondest dreams of the most opti?
mistic, and will ko down in local his?
tory with the other never to be-for
Kotten events. All day Friday Wil
liaansburg was animated with the
presence of a happy, cheering throng
of children, teachers, school offi?
cials and educators who came to
lend their aid to a cause that has
become very dear to every hean,
that of public education. Most of
the visitors arrived on the early local
trains, ample accommodations having
been provided by the C. & O. rail?
The first event of the day was a
ball game between the College and
Academy teams, resu.ting in a vic?
tory for the Varsity. At the same
hour awards of prizes to those who
had exhibits were being announced.
There were nearly 800 separate ex?
hibits which gives some idea of the
interest taken in the fair. Medals
and prize money went to many hay
py contestants nearly every school
in the district winning at least ene
prize. The Williamsburg schools
led with about forty prizes, while
Toano High School carried off a
Vw*ry coveted honor, the prize for the
best display, including the parade.
The parade formed on Court
Green at 1:30, and presented a
charming scene, with some 800 or a
1000 pupils of all ages and sizss in
line. Each schcol formed a brigade,
and with banners and penants flying,
were cneered all along the line of
march ta Cary Field. Chief Mar?
shall J. B. C. Spencer, an ?.imposing
and graceful figure on horseback,
led the parade to the strains of
music by the Newport News City
Band. First in line was the Toano
school, which marched with the
precision of veterans. In line were
Morrisons, Denbigh, Lee Hail
Menchville. Good Hope, Jamestown,
Magruder, Springfield. Yorktown
Good Hope, Holdcroft, Liberty,
Back Stump, with Williamsburi
bringing up the rear. The maret
ended at Cary Field where the re
mainder of the day's exercises wen
Chairman George O. Ferguson
who as such labored hard for thi
suceess of the fair, presided and in
troduced K. L. Spencer, who wei
corned the visitors on the part of th
city, and Dr. J. L. Hall, who mad
the address of welcome for th
college. Mr. VV. B. Coggin, diyis
ion superintendent of the New Kern
Charles City James-City districi
was then presented, aad in a fe*
areli chosen words introduced th
chief speaker of the occasion, Di
joseph D. Eggleston, former Supei
intendent ot Public Instruction, hi
now president-elect of tha V. P.
Dr. Eggleston was given an ovatic
as he arose to speak and his evei
remark relative to better schools ao
kindred subjects was liberally a]
plaudcd by his hearers. At tt
close of the speech making tl
athletic contests were held, provii
one of the most interesting even
of the day.
Drawing A?Mary Branch. Toan
Dor otha brekhus, Toano; Gem vie
Drawing B?Preston Messick, F
quosin; Charlie Meyers. Bartie
McAllister Bradshaw. PoquoAn.
Drawing C?Ann Geddy, Toai
Primary Booklets ? Herb
A SCHOOL FAIR
THOUSAND PEOPLE SEE
THE PUPILS ALONG
i"horpe. Williamsburg; Willie Cur?
tis. Denbigh; Oretta Moore, Poquo
Housework apron?Clara Rich
srds. Tunstails; Martha Spencer,
irosburg; Virginia Crous, Den?
Doll bed outfit?Ophelia Maschel.
Cbickahominy; Sally Auict. Den?
bigh, Helen Stewart, Good Hope.
Best dressed doll?Bertha Harris.
Black Stump; Estelle Peace, Quin?
ton; Khjda Bu.ke. D-nbigh.
Letters A?E izabrth Mellie ote.
Morrison; Delia Stewart, MoriiSa.n,
Bernice God-*ey, Morrison.
Compositons B?Nolia Inman,
Williamsburg; Catherine H, Shield.
Yorktown; Lucile Marston. Toano.
Compositions C?Clay Lewellyn.
Morrison; Horace E. S-xby. Ma?
gruder: Madtline Warburton. Wil?
Hatchet Handle?Geo. W. Wil?
son, Wiiiamsburg; Alien Miles. No.
5 Tyler; rhos. Warburton.
Mission Bookshelves?John Gra~
him. Williamsburg; Walker blunter,
, Caickahominy; Geo. Lane,
Axe handL?Willie A. New, Jr.,
Jamestown; George Lane. Williams
burg; J. C. Slater. Williamsburg.
Machine made shirtwaist?Mamie
Powell, Williamsburg; Grey Harris
Black Stump; Hannah Wickre. Wil
Farm rake?John Warburton
Wilhamsburgr Arthur Mellon, Al
pine; Ellis Bigley, Good Hope.
Corn shuck mattress?J, Gordoi
Madisan, Denbigh; Olive Alic
Meyers, Menchville; Wise A Sulli
van. Lee Hall.
ler Spencer, Windsor Shades; Mar
Kirkby, Lee Hall; Georgia Petci
Models of sewing?No first, Clar
Richards. 1 an stalls; Mary Gardnei
Bureau scarf ? Beatrice Jestei
Jamestown; Edna Curtis, Denbigi
Jenny Holloway, Denbigh.
Sofa Pillow?Sue Spencer, Wine
sor Shades; Louise Campbell, Dei
bigh; Martha Larson, Williamsbur*
Pressed Leaves?Winnie Fowle
Holdcroft; Alma Wood. Mulbcn
island; Edna Graves. Holdcroft.
Hot-bed plants?J. Gordon Mad
Miscellaneous domestic art?Irei
Waring, Chickahominy; Eila Spe
cer, Windsor Shades; Julia G. Cai
Green vegetables ? Primary d
Pound of butter?Rhoda Burk
Denbigh; Lucile Parsley, Wiiiiatt
burg. Hannah Marston, Toano.
Large split baskets?Willie Ct
tis, Denbigh; Marvin Hunt, De
Small baskets?native material
John Leburn, Denbigh; Ora Hoole
Denbigh; Howard Taylor, Denbij
Schooi lunch?Nolia Inman, W
ie liamsburg; Katherine Powers, li
li cruder; No third,
lg Miscellaneous manual tiaining
Wickre and L. H. Maynard. V\
liamsburg; Ora Hooley. Denbij
J ward Melvin. Williamsburg.
"?| Relief map. N. A., Class B?I
ward Lee, Williamsburg; John H
derson. Williamsburg; Henry Bin
Relief Map of N. A . Class (
*?* No first; Myrtle Smith. Tussta
COUNCILMAN WILL I
Mr. John W. Jones, one of the
rrost prominent members of the city
council, has placed his resignation
in the hands of the city clerk, it is
reliably reported, and the same
be presented at the next meeting.
Mr Jones is one of the two mem?
bers of the present council who
were ever elected by the votes of
the -people. Mr. Wolfe is the only ,
other member who was regularly j
I*, is also currently reported that
another member of tue cuuncil is
thinking of resigning and his resig?
nation may go in ar any time. No
reason for these resignations are
given, except that the rnrmbers are
tired of the job.
It is abo rumored that the legis?
lature next winter will be asked by
prominent cit zens oi the town to
pass a bill allowing Wii'ijmsburg to
chose a new council at a special
election next winter or rarly spriug.
There is much dissatisfaction over
pi-rsent conditions and some doubts
about the legality of the present
Product map of Va., Class C?
No first. Kendall Lipscomb, Tun
stalis; no third
Product map of Va.. Class B?
No first; Preston Messick, Poqu;
Product map of the Peninsula?
Hugh Holloway. Denbigh; no sec
ond and third.
Relief map of Peninsula?Fourth
grade. Wil iamsburg.
Bread?Rhoda Burke, Denbigh;
Lelia Cowies. Toano; Edua Graves.
Sugar cookies?Margaret Marabie,
Candyt 1 pound. Class B and C?
Mattie Simms, Bruton; Virginia
Dawson. Morrison; no third.
Candy, 1-2 pound, Ciass A?Paul
Thomas, Magruder; Dora Curtis,
Denbigh; Dorothy S.-xbv. Magru?
Layer cake?Odell Casey. Wil
liamsbure: Ruth Griffin, Williams?
burg; Virginia Austin. Jamestown
Corn Judging Contest?Wil
>, Jamestown; George Lane
Williamsburg; Howard Hazelwood
1U0 yard dash. 7-11 years
Hunter, Williamsburg: Raymonc
Hooper. Williamsbug; Maxwel
220 yard dash, ll 14 years: Cal
lie Slater. Williamsburg; Law:
Orange. Holdcroft; Rob. Ben W
Shoe race, 7 to 10 years: Curri
Burt, Williamsburg; Albert Doug
lass, Williamsburg; Wm. Rasmus
baseball throw: George Lane
Williamsburg; W. F. Woodward
Toano; Henry Moncure, Wtiliams
Baseball throw, girls: Alma Gu
den. Magruder; Helen Land-rum
Liberty; Nina Van Possen. William!
440 yard dash. 15 years or ove
Vernon Geddy. Williamsburg; Ec
Cowle*. Toano; Wallace Wooc
Potato race?Mildred Inman. <
Relay. Williamsburg team?Ge<
Lane. Edwin Spencer. Vernon Ge<
dy, Earnest Lewis.
Broad jump?R. H. Normen
Magruder; Callie Slater, William
burg; Martin. Toano.
High jump.?W. F. Wood war
Toano; ? Lewellyn, Morrison.
Cut flower contest.?2d. HeU
I The closing but nonetheless iute
esting event, was the speaking co
to,. test in the College chapel Fndi
j -*.ari-> The contest was spirited j
through and afforded the lari
audience much pleasure. Tl
judges declared the following to
the best and awarded each a haa
some gold medal:
Recitattion contest. Floral
Declamation. Vernon Gcdd
At a meeting of the Bcird of
Supervisors ot Jamrs City County,
aald at the courthouse thereof in
laid County, on Monday. April
A. D. 1913..
Pre-Sa-nt: J. B. Va sq..
Chairmac; John A. Barnes. Esq.,
sad A. J. Johnso;
In re: Ihe Chesapeake and Ohio
Railway Crossing East of W.lliams**
Burg, Va. This day came again the
Chesapheake and Ohio Railway, by
i's attorney and appeared sp?:
herein, and filed an additional special
appearance in this matter, with
grounds assigned in writing, for said
special appearance, and appearing
specially the said Railway Company
objected to further proceeding in this
matter for the same reasons assigned
|n writing is aforesaid, the he-i
i bich objections were c^oti:
Thereupon, without waiving tts
special appearance, the Railway
Company and the Board, togr
with a representative of the York
County Board, discussed the crossing
involved in this matter, and without
.dice to any defenses which the
way Company may have io this
matter, or any claims of this board,
or the York County Board here
was considered by the Board that a
committee be appointed to ascertain
for what sun. cot land ad; -.
to said crossing can be procured to
make said grade crossing less acute.
And this matter was continued.
In the matter of State Money
for the year beginning March 1st,
1913, being spent on road leading
from Lightfoor to Centcrville: Thia
day came representatives from Dias
cund section of this County and re?
quested that the board withdraw
their request made at the Eebruar)
meeting for the expenditure of Stat*
Money Aid on the road trom Light
foot to Centcrville, and to have saic
money in lieu thereof spent on thi
road from P. T. Cowies gate to Dias
cond bridge, etc , and came also I
committee from the Center, .lc sec
tion requesting the board not ti
withdraw their request, made at th
February meeting of this board, bu
to allow said State Money Aid to b
expended on the road leading froc
Lightfoot to Centerville, etc.
Each of which committees pr?
sented their petitions and the boar
having heard discussion on the tam*
inspected the said petitions and di
cd that the State Money Ai
should be expended tor the ya
1913 on the road leading from Ligh
foot to Centerv
The following accounts were th<
presented, examined, allowed ao
ordered certified for payment out <
the following funds to wit:
OUT OF JAMESTOWN DB
TRICT ROAD FUND.
To C. S. Lanier, filling in and
removing old bridge over
millrace. Durfeyspond, $30 <
30 hours filling up holes
and running log drag, it
35 cts per hour. 10 i
OUT OF POWHATAN D1STRIC
To J. H. Manning, for work on
crossing over Timber
Swamp. $ 8
Chas. B. Slater, tor work
on road leading to Hog
neck, 6 days,. 12
John Barlow, fixing road
Harrison Johnson, cutting
trees out of road.
Bob Diggs, cutting trees
out of road,.
(Coabwted ot ptfc 8)
WILL NOMINATE COMMlSSIt
The Democratic committee ot the
city o- Williamsburg ase* last Friday
nieht ia thc office of tha secretary.
Mr. H. D Cole, at thecailof Chair
nan E.W. Warburton, for tba pnr
po-at of fixing the date of thc Dem
ocratic primary to name candidates
es of commissioner of
the revenue and city miga art, a boee
doa will take place next Novem
e committee fixed the date of
the primary oa Jone 3 iv li. be
? the hours of 3 a. m. and 7 p.
? . thus making the campaign short.
yet giving pl nty of time for all
persona to become candi?
dates to ma*.e ap tneir minds about
-r.ier.ug the contest.
The names of all candidates must
oe in the hands of the secretary of
the comittee on or before noon of
May 15. accompanied by such as?
sessment a< the committee may atca
I time f: l
It was impes>._.c to fia the
amount ot the assessment at thu
neeting. because it -Brill only re-q
io concuct the primary, and if
there are say tour candidates, the
will bc only $3 each. Tba
committee has to wait to tbe tact
moment before fixing the entrance
It is more than probable ibal
-either Commissioner Binns nor
geact Wilkins wil. have any oppoai
non lor thc nomination, in wi
case thc committee will meat at thc
proper time, alter tbe time for en?
tering the -names as candidates, anc
ire the gentle men mentioned thi1
regular nominees ol the party.
The committee would also call at
tention of voters to the fact that th<
poll tax must bc paid on or beion
May 3, next Saturday, in order ti
vote either in .the June primary a
regular election next tau Voter
are urged to give this matter thei
Holdcroft. Va.. April 28?Bra;
Ankle was well represented at tb
Thc school at this plac? will cloi
Wednesday next. Thc term hi
been very successful the pupils ha*
ing been advanced io a mast grai
tying way. Tne teachers, M.ss Si
lie Nance, ot Charles City, and Mi
Irimmer. ot Elko, deserve I
praise for their arduous aad pain
taking labors Cloeiag excrete
will take place Friday evening
Dr. R. B. Davis attended ti
meeting of supervisors at Charl
Rev. B. F. Robinson preached
thc the Sandy Point school hou
Rev. B. F. Robinson -anil proa
a special sermon at Mt. Plasma
church next Sunday at ll a. m.
A Nation's Greatest Asset, or t
ChUd, tba Hope oi tbe Future.',
Barnett's School, Va.. April 21
At the School Fair held at Char
City Courthouse Monday we tn
00 proud that oar school carried i
cine prizes. Thc list of pupils
ceiving prises was as follows
ior class?first prize, relief mi
Lloyd Poole; second prise, drawn
Charlie Meran* mtewd prise, ral
map. Shafer H**n*y; third prise, mi
Cnailie Meyers; janine
AN EARLY PRIMARY
WEB AND OH
prise, pictta traaaa.
at the Memorial -hospital,
is able to bc at
Mrs. Virfiaia VaioVa hes
>borne after a visit of
to her son. J. C. Yakka.
Miaa Mattie Waddill. ol
spent a few days with bar
Mrs. L. B. Adams, teat week.
W. J Gentry baa beta Wd
fora week or
by a borse.
Mrs. L. J. Trcmper rad B. L
Barnett ara oo tbe -nek list.
Barnett. Tretnper St Co.
opera* their mi aaB.
place, in a few
A HUH AMIT
Kwell. Va.. April 29 Snai wary
tine horses apara per-chessd by tba
taur-oers of James Qty aad York ira
mond last weak. 1 tia in of SM
i jnal men ol tba taara abo bod a
hand in tbe gama. York
bought mules for workiag tba
ty roads. How loaf before
City will fall ia liaa?
I beautiful yacht. "Taraataia."
of New York, ail ia white aad braal,
evidently owned by some af aaa
on-aires ;udgvng -haa tbe spoil?
ed children oa boa
Jamestown Friday, sight
Mr. Marshall, ot
-idge of mules on tba Paniasttia.
was in tha stcck yards at Richmoad
leaking them over, last week.
We are very sorry to hear that
"Push" Slansoa's little boy had a
? double fracture ot thc ana.
Wc want an over bead bridaa
east of Williamsburg. Doa't atop
until you get it. Linc ap boys, bad
let's fight for it.
end McGill, who haa beea m
I Richmond for some days, ia
tecovenng raptdlv aad anil ba eal
1 pulling mustard in a few days.
Say. Ibrocncr farmer, arc yea
going to let one man do it all? Gat
out and help to "Peak."
Hara aad Thara.
Norge. Va., Apes! 29, I
Hcry IC Ti mu. Louis K. Pease aad
mothar. A. C. Roatad
left Monday for Detroit
Miss Ida Aas of Sainrfao is
lag ?* dryfoods derk for J. H. Kiads
Mr. H. J. Kinda bas sttrtad ap
his new gust ault.
Mr. Adolph Beugktoa spaatSblut**
day night and Sunday ia
Miss Julia Hoer, of
spent a fear days aram
who lives saar York York River.
Mr.LA. Rustad was ia Norie k
Saturday oa buiiftaas,
Mr. W L. Haat is aovtow bat
saw mill oa Mr. J. H. Hogbe s ttMML
Mr. Carl Aodranoa waa oa tka
tick list Moaday.
Messrs. H. H. Andersoe sad J.
H. Kaada ware ia
Card of Thanka
Wc wish to taaak sat sad ail
to kind lo oat arila aad
Mrs. M. E. Aaaa. daring I
Olaass.?J. Wa Aasaaat