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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
..Established 1736 bv William Parks First to Publish tha Declaration of Independence. W. C- Johnston. Ed-tor aad
VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XXI. (New Series.) NO. 1 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. MAY 22. 19.3. $150 PK* YEA*
WILLIAMSBURG CITY COUNCIL FIXES
BUDGET FOR IHE ENSUING YEAR
OLD HATE MAINTAINED AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR
SCHOOLS INCREASED SLIGHTLY
The Williamsburg city councir
met Monday Dight for the purpose
of fixing the budget for the ensuing
year and transacting other important
business. For the first time in
many months, there was a large at?
tendance of citizens who seemed to
t>ke an interest in the meeting.
President Wolfe presided and all
other members were present.
The vacancy caused by the resig
nation oi Mr. John W. Jones was
filled by the election of Mr. Clyde
C. Hall. Mr. Hail is a well known
young druggist, one of the proprie?
tors of the Williamsburg Drug Co.,
and his election to the council gives
Mayor Warburton presented an
itemized statement of fines for the
quarter beginning Jan. 1 and ending
April 30, showing the amount col?
lected to be $35.00.
The budget for ths next fiscal
year was then presented by Mr. W,
L. Jones for consideration. After
a hard fight, the annual appropria?
tion for schools was increased from
$2200 to $2400. It was shown that
the amount required for the support
sf the Williamsbuig schools was
approximately $7500, of which this
city was paying ouly $2200. Thc
health officer's salary was increased
from $50 to $75. and for support oi
poor from $200 to $250. Street]
and lights will each receive $500.
The council had hard work tc
keep the appropriations within th<
incame without incrcaeing the ta>
rate which was fixed at $1.10
as at present. It was estimatec
that the total income would b<
$8,946,18 and disbursements $8.
442.82, leaving an estimated surplu
of $503.3-6. The budget wss sdoptc<
by unanimous vote.
The president of the council mad
the following committee appoint
ments to fill vacancies. W. L. Jone
to be chairman of thc Finance Conn
mittee; CC, Hall to be member c
Finance Committee, and (by r<
quest) B. F, Wolfe to be chairma
of Committee on Lights,
MONTHLY REPOST OF
At a meeting of the Board
Supervisors of James City Count
held at the courthouse thereof, i
Tuesday. May. 6th. A. D. 191
Present: John A. Barnes, pro tei
and A. J. Johnson, Esq.
In re: In the matter of Crossi
of Chesapeake & Ohio Kailw
Company East of Williamsbui
This day came again D. A. Powe
representative of the York Com
Board of Supervisors, and the Che;
peake and Ohio Railway Compax
by its attorney, the last named i
peering specially and without wa
ing. but expressly insisting upon.
objects to these proceeding here
fore entered herein, and the si
Railway Company agreeing that 1
proceeding herein adopted shall
without prejudice to any claims
other remedies asserted by s
counties against said Railway Cc
pany, and it being the opinion of
Board that the public road to Ye
town as the same now crosses
tracts of the said railway comp;
asst of Williamsburg should
altered, snd it appearing that j
road is pertly in the County of Y
$sd pertly ts tibs Comity ot Ju
City, this Board doth appoint T. H.
Starker, A. G. Harwood, and B. S.
Scott, three resident free holders of
the County of James City, who with
two resident free holders of the
County of York to be appointed by
the Board of said County, shall
constitute viewers, any three of whom
may act, for the purposes hereinafter
named, and D. A. Powers, representa?
tive of the York County Board of
Supervisors nominating L. W.
Roberts and Henley Hubbard, resi?
dent free holders of the County of
York to act as representatives afore?
This Board to the extent that it is
authorized so to do, doth also appoint
the said L. W. Roberts and Henley
Hubbard as remaining members of
said Board of Viewers, with authority
to act or any three of said viewers to
act as hereinafter directed, and this
board doth recommend to the Board
of Supervisors of York County thal
at the next meeting of said Boarc
and order be entered appointing thu
same viewers hereinabove named foi
thc purpose hereinafter stated.
And the board doth direct tha
tbe said viewers examine the saic
public road where same crosses thi
tracts of the railway company afore
*aid and adjacent thereto and repor
to this Board upon the expediency
of altering said road, and the sai<
viewers are directed, as early a
practicable after receiving this orde
ot the beard, to proceed to mak
the view aforesaid, and to examin
other routes and locations than tha
proposed, and if the said viewei
shall be of opinion that there is
necessity to alter the location of tb
public road aforesaid, they shall 1<
cate the same, and return a map c
diagram thereof with their repot
make report to these boards of t_
counties of York and James Cit
stating their reasons for preferii
the location made, the probable co
of alteriL_: and locating of such roa
thc conv-T.ience that will result
well to individuals as to the publi
whether the said road will be one
such mere private convenience as
maice it proper that it should
opened, or established, or alter
Sand kept in order by the person
persons tor whose convenience it
desired; whether any yard, gard
or orchard will have to be tak<
the names of the land owners
such route; which of such land ov?
ers require compensation; what v
be a just compensation to the lac
owners requiring compensation
the land so taken and tor the dan
ges to the residue ot the tract, if ai
beyond the peculiar benefits to
derived in respect to the resid
from the road, all other facts a
circumstances rn the opinion of i
viewers useful in enabling the bo?
ot supervisors of said counties
determine the expediency of est
lishing or altering the road. A
the said viewers are directed to
their report with the clerks af
Boards of Supervisors of th
counties of James City and York
(Continued on page five)
Coats Le.s Than Paper
To paint the walls and woodwork
a room that haa previously bean pei
Quantity of L. aft M. Paint nea
Tba painters labor coate about
Two coate of paint coat Ieee than
paring. A painted room ia sanit
any i Nocnance for breeding genna.
' the L. aft M. Semi Mixed Rael Pi
, | adding oae part of Turpentine to
laid parta of the L. & M. to maka
__*. i for uae. A child can mix the psi
it'a ao aimple,
net Sold by Lane 4 Cbrietian,
PREPARATIONS FOR REUNION
Chattanooga. Tenn., May 19th?
The work of prepartion for the Con
fedrate reunion. May 27-29, is fast
being completed, and a most enjoy*
able and successful meeting is as?
sured. Everything will be in readi-'
ness for the veterans and visitors.
Chattanooga has worked hard and
intelligently on these preparations, a
fact recognized by all well informed
people who take an interest in the
The best and highest authority ia
the country on the prospects for a
successful and enjo>able reunion is
Gen. Bennett H. Young, cammander
in-chief of the United Confederate
Veterans Association. Gen. Young '
has kept in close touch with the work,
noted and studied all of the prepara?
tions, and signed the official program.
In a private letter to a Chattanooga
friend and reunion worker. Mr.
George P. Milton, editor of the Chat?
tanooga News, Gen. Young says
among other things: "All indica?
tions point to a great reunion at Ccat
tanooga. The people in your city
have done magnificent work. They
have shown great interest, enthusiasm
and intelliger ce, and I belive they
produce a reunion that will live
as a most pleasant memory in the
minds of veterans."
HOW TO KILL HAWKS
Toano. Va.. May 5. 1913.
Editor The Gazette
Hawks are bad at this season and
hey rob ns of many chickens and I
rant to tell year readers how to get
Mr. Hawk. Jost add to one quart
sf meal a teaspoon full of nnxvomica
(posrd) and mix a dough. Feed
this to tbe little chicks in the mora
ing and if hawk. dog. rat or fox get
the chick that day it will be the end
of him. But remember, nuxvomica
is a deeadly poison to anything that
hasn't a crop, so keep it away froas
everything else except the chickens,
even the ducks and geese. Have a
feed coop and feed the chicks
It is a splendid tonic for chicks,
little aod big, and you can feed it
every morning as long as anything
is taking your chicks. It -will aot
?call a cat, though ;t will make him
k; tel the shot gun after him.
Mr. Marsden Christian, who has
been spending the winter in WU
minston N C. is back home.
Gen. Youi-g's optimism is shared
hy ail prominent ex-con federates
who are familiar arith what Chatta
| soots is doing and has done to make
reunion a success from every
point of view.
PROGRAMME FINAL EXERCISES OF THE
WILLIAMSBURG GRADED AND HIGH SCHOOL
The final exercises of the Williamsburg Graded and High School
(Training School of the Cc ? ja of William and Mary) will be held is
Cameron Hal! on the evenin ogs of May 2d, 26 and 27 st 8 o'clock. On
Friday afternoon at 5:30 tbe primary grades will give s musical at the
Model School. Rev. Mr. Dalton will deliver the annual sermon in the
Methodist church Sunday morning at ll. Following is the programme:
Kn . \l,i\ *>3-*-ff<JO p. in
Musical by the Primary Grades at Madel School Building.
'.iv, M.iy _i4tli
Celebration of the Ciceronian Literary Society
Sail". ... Fifth Grade Chorus
- Address by President . .Mr. Geo. Lane
Instrumental Duet .
"Appeal to .Arms" Mr Callie Slatei
"Regulus to the Carthagenians Mr. Geo. Ferguso:
"Doffodils".High School Choru!
Debate: Resolved. .Thst the United States, like the |Nstions of An
tiquity, will fall.
aAffimative.Messrs. Edwin Spencer and Harry Phillips
Negative ... .Messrs. Thorpe Purcell and Vernon Geddy
Quartette . Messrs. Geddy, Houge, Spencer and Lan
Award of "Jr. O. U. A- M." Medal to best Debater. "Business Mens'
Medal to best Declaimer.
"Love's Old Sweet Song".High School Choru
"Bu ii clay, fvlay a&
Final Sermon to the Patrons and Children of the School. Ila. m., st th
Methodist Church by Rev. Mr. Dalton, pastor Baptist Church
Music. .School Cho
Monday, May _rt>
Celebration of Jsnckson Davis Literary Society
"Welcome Primrose".School Chori
Address by President.Miss Martha Speno
"Slumber Boat".Missen Thompson, Wolfe, W.ckre and Inma
Debate: Resolved, That there should be a Compulsory Kducatic
Law in Virginia requiring all Parents to send their Children to School ui
til they Completed tne Course of Study Offered by the Public School
Aifirma;ive.Misses Madeline Warburton and Nolia Inman
Negative .Misses Lucile Parsley and Charlotte Gilliam
Solo?"Three Green Bonnets".Miss Martha Spenc
"The Confessional".Miss Fern Cooli
"Mrs. Mcwilliams and the Lightning. .Miss Ina Tnompsi
Award of "Prosessional Men's" Medal to best debater. Award of "T!
Virginia Gazette" Medal to best reciter.
"Awake?Arise".Chorus by Scho
T*uetaclay. May _?7
Invocation.Kev. J. T. Whitley. D.
"Festal Dsy".Chorus by Sch<
Salutatory. * .Mr. Curlis Inman, President Senior CU
Class History. . Senii
Class Prophecy. Miss Angie Inxs
Last Will snd Testament. Miss Mamie Poa
"Shoogy shoo"?Quartette . - Misses Spencer. Thompson. Wickre. Ian
Valedictory . Miss Madeline Wsrburt
Brief _\ddress to Class .Dr. James S. Wil*
Award of -Certificates, Diplomas. W. F. I. Scholarship, snd
Board Scholarship Medal.Supt. H. B. Baaa
"Auld Lang Syne". Senior Class Qm
We extend s very hearty welcome to thc patrons sad general public
snead tha tina, araarcistt ol thc school. H. H. YOUNG, Prtacipal
MIMIC COMMITTEEMEN FIX
PRIMARY DATE AT MEETING HERE
JILL NAME CANDIDATE FOR BOUSE OF DELEGATES
on august nm
A meeting of tbs Democrstic cooa ?
-cs of this legislative dittnct.
:omposed of the counties of New
Kent. Ghsrles City. James City,
xork. Warwick, snd the city of
Williamsburg wss held here Tess*
Simon R. Cartis, of Warwick.
was elected temporary chairman,
and members of the press prvsent.
The respective counties were rep?
resented by the following commit?
teemen: York. C. H. Sheild. chair?
man; New Kent. M. H. Barnes,
chairman K. T. Gregory. G
rr. J. b mrdson. and H.
C. Taylor; Warwick.IS S. Cartis,
chairman. H. F. Jones. K A. Whit
: J C Cartu. W. O. Curtis. T
Y Patrick. J T. Davis. W. C.
Burnham; City or Williamsburg.
V. Warburton, chairman. H. D
Cole and A. J. Barnes. James Ly
and Charles City were not repre?
It was moved and adopted that
the committee proceed to act regard?
less of the absence of a quorum,
the following prospective candidates
having agreed to abide by thc actioa
of this meeting: R. T. Gregory. E
C. Madiaan, John A. Barnes, ano
later bv A. B. Childless.
Permanent organisation was thea
perfected by thc election of S. R.
Curtis, chairman, and members ot
the press secretaries
Mr. Sheild. ot York, moved, and
it was adopted, that the nomination
of a candidate tor ths House of De.
egates be made by primary on thi
same day of the state primary
namely, August 5. The rollo wins
was then adopted:
Resolved. That notice of candi
dacy be tiled within 00 days prwr ti
the date ot the primary with S. R
Curtis, of Lee Hall, chan mau o
this meeting, who in turn shall noni
the respective chairmen ot th
counties and city ot the distric
that candidates shall pay their a:
sessinents to the treasurer ot the
respective counties or city in ai
coidance with the state primar
law. submitting a copy of therccei
thcretor with each notice.
e It was moved aod adopted thi
the chsirmen ot thc respective coe
mittecs meet in thc city ot Witt
burg st 10 o'clock a. m.. oe Augs
IX to canvass thc primary rcturi
and to aeoare the nominee.
There wss some division of opi
ion over the advisability of a minc
ity action in regard to fixing tl
date of thc primary. Hon. M. 1
Barnes, a member of thc state coi
mittee. putting himself oe record
opposing action, because he decbr
it wss illegal. Ths fact that all t
candidates agreed to be booed
thc action ot a minority, wad
set st rest aay tear ut future trout
Committeeman J. B. Richards*
of Providence Forge, offered a r
olutioo providing for a convention
nominate a raedtdets for lae Hon
but oppooiboQ developed sad
withdrew the motion. Among thi
who opposed the convention pi
wsre Messrs. Barnes. Sheild. W
burton sod S. R. Curtis.
Thc withdrswsl of Mr. N.
Henley from the contest for
Hoses eosBJsstioct euee et s plc
ant surprise to acme ot thc ot
candidates, bet it was s di sap poi
menc to many of Mr. Heeler's
mirers who ssw ie hiss e eries
rhere is street wotiiwst ia sc
in fever of Dr.
his dcciwoe eat!
bat ia aot likely that he will
Hoe. R. T. Gregory, wwe
seeSad this district fer
having beea elected in tha fell of
1907, serving ia the 1908 ssssiee ef
thc General Assembly, ia ess
sidered a formidable csedSdote.
will probably carry Sm
ties. He hss
dacy aad says he will make a vi-gcr*
ous ca moa icu.
THE SECOND ANNUAL
TRACK AND FIELD MEET
Thc secoad track aad field
of the Tidewater
Athletic Aaeocseeos will be held on
Cary Field, thia city, on Key *H.
All things point to a Very
affair thia year aa there have
catered more thee 100
Maury High School,
the meet last year, haa
ror the last three mouths aed ass
entered s full teem. Mamas, tseir
%tar pitcher aad wiener ef -she *tm%
and 440 last yesr is co-anted ea ts
McGuire University el
ts seeding sll her stars
carry off the trophy.
arnon* these em Paschal!
scholaaOc S. S.. who ia
rn 100. 220. 440 aad relay
Others of baseball tame are twa
Coghill brothers. Tee comp.etc
McGuire University School semes
Parrish. J. A Leach. W.
Melton, T. U. Kaobb. S. A Wilsea.
W. M. Northers. J. P. Paecahl, M.
Coghill, end N. A Cogbffl.
The other team from Rirhmeari ie
Benedictine College, which is es>
-usually strom: this yeer, hm antrim
being r. Morrice* S. B. Kaia, H.
Stuart. T. E. Browa ead B. J.
aed intends to give har aisesr achoiihi
a hard rub.
alao Howard At ki nana Thc
carnes sre: Mirwashell. Tssmr, 1
lianas. Parrish. Wood, Owwas.
ass aad Baldwin,
Pork Union Military Academy
be represented by
High school baa
Bcrtschey. Doee ssd vfWr
the f oliowieg serries, Lewis. George
star; J C. Slatm ead ?4.
this yeer pitcher ea the
team. Vernon Geddy.
The star Hal nu of
Academy hess else eaearad dee fol?
lowing: Fred A-dams. J. P. Hmiew.
S Heobi. K. ? Rota. R. O. Robert
Mary Academy wffl he
tobe. Carey Jackson, wicca? cg
100 Met yeer. Lehr. first ls
sms ere esra to he
.d. sevswd ethers who wm be