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i each this office before Wednesday
siuorning. A great many items have to
?npublished or be carried over until
the following week and Ix* st;tlc rcad
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HURSDAY, NOVEMBEK 30. 1^5.
THE OYSTER QUESTION.
HgThe Sentinel, ever watchful of
^ terest of the people in this
.on <?( the State, sounds a
lote of warning upon the oyster
??question. Thk Journal has per
?suaded itself to believe that this
?much mooted question will be
.isQeranitted to sleep duriug the
-coming session of the General
\ssemblv, vet wo entirely agree
K our neighbor that it is best
?to be on guard, and at the first
??svp-pe ara nee of another "Jordan
Bill " stalking through the Capi?
ta*, ?to ?present a solid and treter
anined front in opposition to its
?passage, and again hold back
isfrom the control of the few, the
sgreat oyster bottoms, from which
?thousands now earn their daily
?A*e are not in sympathy with
?the violation of school discipline,
whether military or otherwise,
Jbut iu reviewing the unfortunate
?trouble at the Virginia Military
.institute we cannot re irait! from
ressing the belief that the
Board of Visitors are too severe in
?demanding o?f these young offend
.*S&c?ae.xs ?.:*. unconditional apol
togy ot be expelled.
JUGn SCHOOL NOTES.
It was at a Canadian summer
resort. We were standing in the
ard in front of the hotel on a
autiful August morning. He
vas a keen business man?an
lucated man as well ?a graduate
. ??asO?^ American-College. " Does
^rL. i~~ education pay in busi
whiteife ?" I asked. The keen
ere a\ves met mine. "If you
l^?Voing into the forest to "fell
_ tree would it pay you to spend
-some time with your axe on the
j-gfTMi^stone?" The illustration
'was an indirect but pointed an?
swer to my query. Yes, educa?
tion pays in business. Its chief
i/alue in b:i*-..:,?***?s life lies in the
eetSe? mental power, the re
jit qL hard and well-directed
tudyT If a man's studies have
een wisely chosen and diligently
ursued his power of judging ac
lrateiy, of thinking and deciding
?quickly, and of acting wisely and
?weil has been greatly increased,
tnd every addition to mental and
notive power must react helpful
n business life as well as in all
"is other life relations.
In order that school work may
satisfactory to parent and
teacher there must be regular at?
tendance. Lost school days are
?ike dropped stitches in a stock?
ing, but the consequent loss is not
?jo easy to make good. When the
nficance of this, truth is
?*. n by the parent he will
r a child's attendance at
^Hk) o? more value than the
^Kcents he may occasionally
earn, of more value than attend?
rai1: upon a wedding or even a
as?Rra?ce. H a teacher is wide
ike and doing hi? duty every
; yes?, every quarter-hour of
;?u*ol day holds a definite
?which an absent pupil will
has death saddened a
of out pupils. Monday
aews'was brought to the
" t Mr. Williams, the be
dfaiher ?o? three o? our
KXMM to laas long rest.
thy it extended to Miss I
in?and Ciirrje and.Miss J
have been at school I
?^ Q,?Uavis. In termed?* I
U*??a>x, Mary Tl.tarston,
Those present every day, but
late: High School Class-Earl
Marchant, Effie Miles, Daisy ?
Thurston. Intermediate ? Elva
Treakle, Alice Kirkpatrick. Edith
Shawn, Josephine Marchant,
Helen Kirkpatrick. Elementary
?Vivian Douglas, Aubrey Doug?
las. Mary Forrest, Charlie Healy,
Bernard Marchant, Robert Sim
I mons. ?j?
THE PASSION PLAY.
The Lifo of Christ Beautifully Por?
trayed by a Series of Moving Pictures
By Rev. Nokl J. Allen.
The moving picture reproduc?
tion of the world famous Passion
| Flay will be presented at Red
I Men's Hall, Mathews, to-night
-Wednesday) and at Odd Fel?
loes' Hall, Gwynns Island,
Thanksgiving nignt, and Holly
Grove Church, Dec. 4 and ?.
This ?a not a magic lantern show,
buta vivid presentation of sacred
?scenes, suet: as "The Annuncia
i tion to the Virgin Mary,'' "Shep
! herds Watching Their Flocks By
j Night,'* '" Birth of Christ,"' "The
! Last Supper," "Flight Into
Egypt," " Hcrodias' Dance,"
" Christ Tempted By the Devil,"
"Raising of Lazarus," "The Be?
trayal," "Christ Before Pilot,"
"Carrying the Cross," "The Cru?
cifixion," ?Sic. The latest and
fin?*st stereopticon and optigraph
?and calcium lights are used in
this presentation. The admis?
sion fees charged?25c. for adults
and 15c. for children?do not
nearly pay the expense of the
presentation of the lecture. The
j supreme purpose in presenting
I this is to make the Scripture
page glow with more vividness
and deep meaning.
Hast Mathews Circuit.
I desire to report through the
columns of the Mathkws Jour?
nal the financial and statistical
report of the Conference year's
work, which came to a close on
November the 8th, 1905.
The following assessments plac?
ed upon, us by the District Board
of Stewarts were all met in full :
Foreign Missions. $123.00; Do?
mestic Missions, $73.00; Confer?
ence Clamants, $83.00; Bishops
Fund, $i?S.oo; Kducation, $31.00;
Church Extension, $40.00; Presid?
ing Elder's salary, $107 00; Gen.
and Annual Conference expenses,
I will also mention some of the
amounts raised for other purposes.
Bible Society. $9.50; Children's
Day Fund, $30.20; For the Or?
phanage, $96. oo;Rosebuds,$47.31;
Wo.nan's. Missionary Society,
$66.7-;; Parsonage Society, $58.35;
Anti-Saloon League, $18.00; For
the buildiug of Beulah. Church,
We trust that our people may
still have larger views of liberality
in the future.
The East Mathews Circuit now
has a membership of 817, a net
increase over last year of 33.
Fifty-seven members were added
I on profession of faith and some
j by certificate.
As our Conference Annual will
j not be published for some weeks
j I am sure this report coming out
in the JOURNAL will be of interest
to our Mathews friends.
W. L. Waul.
Port H ay wood, Va.
fn rs. Jaynes H ? Bi.lupSa
Mrs. James H. Billups of this
county died at the Maryland Gen?
eral Hospital in Baltimore on
Sunday morning last. Her body
was brought back to Mathews
and on Tuesday the iuneral ser?
vices were held at the Westville
Baptist Church and the body in?
terred in the burying ground of
the fVrodei family.
Mrs. Billups was before her
marriage Miss Mary E. Winder,
daughter of John R. and Susan
Winder. She married Capt. Jas.
H. Billups about twenty-four
years ago and lived most of her
life in her native county, where
she enjoyed a most enviable repu?
tation as a neighbor and lived a
beautiful life as mother, sister,
wife and daughter.
She had been ill for some weeks,
and, under the advice of her phy?
sicians went to Baltimore, where,
under the surgeon's knife she
hoped for a return to health, but
she was beyond human aid in
spite of medical skill, and in the
early hours of Sunday she felt
upon her wasted brow the breath
of the eternal morning.
Besides her husband, Capt.
"Jinks" Billups, she leaves
mourning her one son, Russell,
and three daughters, Lola, Eugie,
and Esther, and five sisters, Mrs.
Dalias James. Mrs. Lola N. Hud
gins, Mrs. Stephen Adams, Mrs.
J. M. McKee and Miss Leslie L.
[Winder and two brothers, R. J.
Winder and A. L. Winder.
FLEET.-On November 21. 1905, at 6
A. M.. THOMAS W. FLKET,
aged 44 years, beloved husband
of Till??? A. fleet, yomige*,* son
of the late A. W. and Ann Eliz?
abeth Fleet of Mathews county.
Va. Virginia papers please copy.
L?>.n.r .t a, ?It ??> 1rs. nlur? irrtm hit? litte
How About Assessments?
?WrlEfaEYOUf? IVL-OT-JaEY GOES
Assessments on policy-holders in the NottheI'll
Neck Mutual Fire Assurance, of lrvin?rtoti, are levied
to pay only actual losses. Entrance fees pay running
expenses and occasional small loses.
Ml- UIOI) Ol" ASSESSI NO:
In class A (Preferred) there |M two rat?.*-; of ;is
f simar Bc>?t property placed oa Basis I; other that
is accepted in this class, on Basis 2.
In Class X property is arranged under ratios 1.
ll2. 2, 2*'. and 3 according to greater or less liabi?
lity to loss. Churches, hall, etc ; with ?<tXHl flue-? ami
not near other property, are assessed on Basis l;best
stores, 1'.; lactories. 3. (A fiance at pajg-e 8 o? by?
laws will ex pi.un ratinfn of vari his kinds ol property >.
When a tire occurs ?neither class (and each class
is kept sepecate?not assessed for loss in the Other)
assesseiuent is laid at s? many cents on a basis of 1
as will pay the loss and leave a margin for expe?
of assessing;. In the last assessment in Class X there
was *53tX?,(XH) insurance; assessment was laid at 2<>
cents on basis 1. Had all the iusurar.ee been ratc:l
on the 1 basis only, 9(00 would ha\c been raise?.! to
pay loss of S*'2sS* but the ratings in Class X w?] ;?ve: -
asj*e a basis of nearly -. so there was brousfhl In about
$1,100. When it i* stated that postage and printing
alone cost *?5?) for an assessment it will b?* -seen that
there was left but little margin with which feu pay
minor losses DOt asaesacd tVr.
Those fortunate enough to be admitted t?> our As?
sociation are netting sat.* iiisur.uit'o at actual cost,
which is in DO instance nearly so much as the cost in
old-line companies, and in many instances much less
than one-half the cost.
Today we ha\e about $?100,000 insurance in Class
X. and about a million dollars in Class, ,\. Sworn
statement is made annually, according to law, to the
State Auditor, showins* all moneys received and how
expended, and these reporta are published in the
W. MCDONALD LEE. SEC'Y-MANG'R,
o? Qk Old Dominion's Property in
The steamer Hampton Roads,
with the officers of the Old Do?
minion Steamship Co. aboard,
left Norfolk Friday morning last
on the regular annual inspection
of the company's property in
Tidewater Virginia. After a trip
to Suffolk and Smithhekl the
party arrived Saturday evening
at Eagle Point, where the boat
tied up for the night. In order
to secure a more intimate know?
ledge of the country and its re?
sources a drive from Roam's
wharf around to Diggs was made
by President Guillaudeu, Vice
President Walker and Transfer
Freight Agent Young. There they
were met by the steamer, which
tlieii continued its course, visiting!
the varions wharves on East,
North and Ware Rivers.
The party consisted of W. L,
Guillaudeu, President and Gen?
eral Manager; H. B. Walker,
Vice-President and Traffic Mana?
ger; Downer Adams, Auditor;
C.ipt. C. A. Earnest, Superin?
tendant Virginia. Division; U.C.
Hi,n?ins, Superintending Engin?
eer; John Nichol, Freight Claim
Agent; A. Barnett, General !
Agent, New York, and Jos. L. '
Young, Jr., Travelling Freight
and Passenger Agent.
0LD-?1ME LOVE LETTERS.
In an old book, dated 1S20,
there is*, says the People's Com?
panion, the following very curi?
ous love epistle. It affords an
admirable play upon words :
"Madame Most wo-thy of admira?
tion. After long consideration and
much meditation on the great reputa
tattoo you possess In the nation. I have
strong inclination to become your rela?
tion. On your approbation of the de?
claration. I shall make pr?par?t "uni
to remove my situation .to a more con?
venient station, to profess my admira?
tion, and if such ob\iatit n is worthy of
observation and can obtain commisera?
tion it will be an aggrandisation be?
yond all calculation of the joy and ex?
altation of vours,
The answer is still more curious:
"Sir?I persned your ovation with
much deliberation at the great infatua?
tion of your imagination to such \en
I eration on so slight a foundlation. But
after examination and much serious
contemplation I supposed your anima?
tion was the fruit of recreation or had
sprung from ostentation to display your
education by an odd enumeration, or
or rather multiplication of w.-rds of
the same termination, though of great
variation, in each respective significa?
tion. Now, without disputation, your
laborious application in so tedious an
occupation deserves commendation, and
thinking imitation a sufficient grati
cation, I am without hesitation, yours,
Attention, C. V.!
Comrades: Please attend the
regular meeting of your camp at
Mathews Court House, Saturday,
Dec. 11, 2:30 P. M. Very im?
portant business will claim your
attention on that day. All old
soldiers not members of the camp
invited to attend.
A. H. Williams, Com.
D I*. M . B. F O B T EL R .
0ft.ee Over Sibley Bros*.
Matten C. H., Va.
T^Ofrice Hours: 8 to 12 and 1 to 5.
We Buy Cattle for Beef.
Families furnished with
quarters. Retailed at Bo
hannon and James' Store,
C. H. Let us quo,te you. ?
MAi?EWSjlfiniirP :a a
Xorfolk's Ont// One-PriceJewelry]
The individuel detailed
stories of tin* elegant krift
things will net be told
for several days, because
we wish to give you an
opportunity to come and
find, and select, some of
the riches, most exclusive
things that we have
brought to Norfolk, that
they may he bought and
? stowed away in advance
of any publicity.
U'e encra te Wedding Inri lotions.
Cards, etc., < '<?.
GET IT f\ ft T pV 214
Academy of Music
Jewely Store, Norfolk, Va.
Dr. A. Week is in charge ol our
1865 THE |905
Sun Life Assurance Company,
Policies with KO RESTRICTIONS
and LARGE DIVIDENDS.
Only Old-Line Company in this
State* under direct GOVERMENT
E. e. f^rops, ivigr-,
?J^A.?jent.9 Want-ed. ?
Combination and Golden Lai.
FOR SALE- 19 CovVsS, 9 Heif?
ers and 22 Bulls.
S. E. 1MTVTN,
Mention this paper.
5000 Telegraphier s
needed annually to till the new jx?si
tions created by Railroad and Tele?
graph Companies. We want yonntf
Men and Ladies of ?.food habits to learn
I Telegraphy and R. R. Accounting.
We furnish 75 per cent, of the Oper?
ators and Station Agents in America.
j Our six schools are the largest exclus?
ive Teleffrah pSeh;*ols in the world.
Established 20 years and endorsed by
all leading Railway officials. We ex?
ecute a S2SO Ixind to every student to
furnish him or her a pputlotl paying
from $40 to ?H><> a month in states east
of the Rocky Mountains, or from $75
to SIX? a month in states west of the
R-Dckies, i mined lately upon gradua?
tion. Students can enter at any time.
No vacations. For full particulars re
ar?yjodif]g any of our schools write di
rect to our ewctitive ofhec at Cincin?
nati, (). Catalogue free.
THE MORSE SCHOOL OF TELEG?
Cincinnati, Ohio. Buffalo, N. Y
Atlanta, Ga. LaCrosse, Wis.
Texarkana, Tex. SanFrancisco. Cal.
Expert Wharf and Bridge
I am f?r?rpared to dolar?
bridge work, ^??]??%At^MmWUAaf?m\c <
and can fE ive AiijFm^^^sm\^^^r*
I have on hand a big lot of
bran, oats, crack corn, corn,
and country meal that I am
selling cheap. Come and
buy now. Eggt, 28 cents.
A. G. MILLER,
!Oi Church St., Mathews, Ya.
Gasoline for launches, at
14/ c per gallon by the barrel,
15c at retail, also cylinder
oil for gasoline engines, high
grade, to 50c per gallon. I
can supply your wants in
most any line, call and give
me a trial.
o-i:;n Cricket Hill. Va.
or those ?ranting repair?*, In fact,
anything in the line of
will do well to see mo before con?
tracting. I am In line for any and
all kinds of
and will devote myself exclusively
to that business the coming season.
Leave wind at this office or address
me at Williams Wharf.
?p. F GMMS.
first, sir.ell next, than taste before you
buy LIQUORS. For il there is any?
thing tu be deceived in it is
Whiskey. Impure Whiskeyscan s?
times fool the inusl expert, bul in the
a tirse of time ui? prove by your con?
stitution whether you have drank pure
or impiire liquors. We have been es?
tablished t?iucc 1863 and give as refer?
ences any of our many customers.
We solicit mail orders and guaran?
tee satisfaction by prompt del?v< ry and
Wine and Whiskey Merchants,
75 Commercial Place, Norfolk, Va.
Price ?i.-st up m request.
Fof f-p digest i ot?
has paid, is paying and will pay
1 in "Ji >lly Good Health" many times
?its cost. So if you suffer with
nervousness, heart- burn, soar
! stomach, nausea, blues and other
symptoms of Indigestion, the
great destroyer of health and hap?
piness, and at the same time make
a paying investment, get a bottle
of this wonderful preparation.
"per Sale lSy
Hndgins & Hudgins, C. C. Thom?
as, Susans; W. O. Hudgins & Co.,
New Point; \V. F. White, DiggS
Wharf; P. Hudges, Gi ?instead and
MitchcmjT. i>. Diggs, J. E. Mat
ton, Dr. James, J. T. K vera ne,
Richardson's Drug Store, M. S.
Callis, J. M. Forest, Brooks &
Apy ?Cl^vifc'h or parsonage or In?
stitution supported by voluntary con?
tribution will be given a liberal quan?
tity of the LougUian <** Martinez L. &
M. Paint whenever they paint.
H and 6 make 14. therefore when you
want fourteen gallons of paint, buy
only eight of L. ?St M., and mix six
gallons of pure* Linseed Oil with it,
making actual cost of paint about$1.20
Don't pay Si.50 a gallon for Linseed
Oil (worth (>0 cents) which you do when
you buy other paints on a can with a
paint label on it.
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M.. and three
?Talions of Linseed oil mixed therewith.
Wears and covers like gold;
These celebrated Paints are sold by
Everything* in this line
from the smallest mark?
er to the finest
We pay freight and see
personally to the setting
of all ?fork.
We have done work
for the leading neople
Tide water Virginia.
A _ ? <?*"""" __ JA ^
Low Prices in Cloaks and
^m Clothing. ?_
Having bought very largely of Ladies'
Wraps, and wishing to dispose of the
same by Christmas, we will sell them at
greatly reduced prices. Attractive line
Millinery, embracing all the latest nevel
ties of the season.
SEARS k WILLIAMS,
Marchants Store ??.The
TUB LARGER! STOCK OF MERCHANDISE IN TIDEWATER.
Ladies Dress Goods, Special.
Broad Cloth, Prunella, Sicecilian Cashmer. Heavy white
goods for Winter Waists and everything in a Dress Goods Line.
We were fortunate in purchasing some short lengths in dress goods,
3 to (> yards in a piece, good 52 inch wide, which we can sell at 50c,
and all wool. Nice styles for skirts and Misr.es' Suits. ioc quality
Tcazleduwn outing at 8c in reniants.
400 new short and long styles Ladies coats. A coat at $4.50
thai should he $8.00 and the $10.00 ones will make you happy to
W'e arc selling a line of hosery "Hnrsons" We are agents for
these poods and you will find they are very line, for the price.
Ladies and children, 15, 20 and 2 = c.
Mow, let us call your attention to our ?Clothing. The largest
line ever seen m Mathews. h nie black suits np to $20.00. A suit to
be married in and to dress you nice. A good heavy every day suit
22 Overcoats, 1 of a kind, were as high as $1 5.00, take your
choice a4 $10.00 'til they are gone.
O. S. & J. K. MARCHANT,
Deniers in Everything At Attractive Price?.
Carrara paint, the best made,
Liberty paint, good as gold,
Monumental paint, for barns and bridges,
"Jajialac" varnish, wears like iron,
American wire fence, lasts forever,
Richmond cook stoves, good as any,
Lexington ranges, can't he heat,
Wickless oil cook stoves, good for stiminer use,
1 [eywood-Wakefield wicker furniture,
Russell single horse wagons.
Kayser ec Allmans Wall Paper.
O'Connor's^and made Harness.
Westover Roofing Paper,
$1.65 per gal.
$?95 P*ir gal
$.6; per gal.
$2.50 per gal.
4c to ioc per yd.
$7. to $20.
$14. to $25. j
$2.50 to $IO.f?
at all prices. :
$1.00 per roll.
MarineEngi n o 3
Third Grand Opening at Dixon. Jarvis (Vs. New Store,
Odd Fellows' building, Matliews, Virginia.' ?
An extensive and inviting array of new, stylish merchan?
dise, in quality and price, illustrating this store's usefulness
to the public.
Just Received and Opened Up -Abran new supply of
Ladies' fine and medium grade daess goods, in very latest
and most approved styles and shades.
Speciaii Inducements inWomens' and Children's Ready
to Wear Apparee?
Two Dozen Ladies' long coats, in black and tan shades,
short coats, rain coats, skirts, woolen knit goods, under?
For Men and Boys. Ready-made clothintr, hats, neci
underwear, etc. Suits, $2.50 to $18.00. Overcoats, $2.]
,0 $15.00. 100 pairs Douglas' working men's shoes, $2.c
Douglas* youth's? and boys' school shoes, $1.50 and $1.;
Mens', Women's and Children's line shoes, any style.
SPLENDID Values in robes, horse blankets, blankets
Call in our store, examine our stock and get prices,
consequence of our rapidly increasing trade, we are end
to display new assortments and styles of merchandise
w e e k
DIXON, JARVIS COMPANY,
Odd Fellows' L-J.iildiiHj.
Ma U low
1^. M. GAIaUI
MATHKW? C H..
Groceries, Rubber Boots, Tinware, Buj
Harness, Etc. We are now boominj
SHEET IRON ST*
And sve have no hesitation in saying that they ;
made. Stop in and look them over. Dollars t(
am before you leave. No need of being cold ^
inTop K~me. As if>r G Sf-wesell the "