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BATTLESHIP SUBMITTED ... ? , by Special Board From Sets' Prepared by Ten De? signers. POWERFUL UIMEIT PROPOSED Main Battery la to Consist of Ten 12 Inch Quns?Belt of Armor Eight Feet Wide and Eleven Inches Thick to Protect Boilers, Machinery and Magazines, _* According to a lottor Jimt submitted to both houses of Congress by Secre? tary of tho Navy Charles J. Ilona parte, the mammoth 20,000 ton battle? ship, authorlzod by Congress at tho Sast session, will bo constructed on leslgns made by tho board or coii fstriiqtorB of the navy department. These plans wero recommondod by a eo|al board headed by Assistant Oretary of tho Navy Ncwborry from ur - sets of plans submitted by tho board of construction of tho navy de? partment and six sets submitted by Individual designers nnd shipbuilding concerns of the United States and foreign countries. . ship as recommended will bo G1Q feet long; 85 foot, 2 5-8 Inches extreme breadth nnd will have a displacement of riot more than 20,000. Her speed oil a four hours' forced draft run will ho 21 knots nnd sho will hnve a total coal bunker capacity of 2,.'<00 tons. Her armament will consist of ton 12-inch broeah-loading rifles In the main battery nnd twclvo 5-Inch preech-loadlng rnpld-flro guns, twelve smaller gunB and two submerged tor? pedo tubes in tho secondary battery. '.- The ship's armor protection con? sists of a belt of water-line armor 8 foot In width and 11 luchos ninxlmum thickness throughout tho length of tho belt, protecting the boilers, machinery tthd the magazines, and tending, be? sides, to maintain the stability of tho ?Mb. a very Important point in view of tho high center of grnvlty caused by the elevated gups. Abovo tho wa I'feMtpe belt tho sides of tho ship are protected by armor 10 inches thick In a belt 7 foot 3 Inches wldo. Above thjs amidships, the side is protected by 5 inches of armor, shielding tho Smoke .pipes, most of the secondojo hattory and, the hull structure. ff v^Thero wlil also bo a protective deok ^|ndlng .tho ontUfe length of the ^SmjHWft ^bftrtiettes oelow the turrets. tlrotocfiiiK the ammunition hoists, ma ?hlnory, oto., Ih tho bnso of tho tur? rets/ v .The battleship Is dealgnod for the installation of either reciprocating or 'turbine engines, and provision is runde , for the storage of a largo ?moUnt of oil fuel without reducing tue capacity of tho coal bunkers. WILL PREACH AGAINST "WIDE OPEN" MOVEMENT Sister. Propose to Fight Against Repealing of Saloon Ordl j'. nance. ^'.Twelve paBtors attendod I he meet? ing of the Ministers' Association at ,(the Y. M. O. A. yeBtorday morning nnd discussed the effort which Is being inado to have repented the ordinance requiring saloons to closo at 11:30 o'clock at night. All of tho ministers expressed themselves aB being strong? ly opposed lb any change in the ordl Home of Powell Trust Company. Pays 4 Per Cent, on Deposits 2711 Washington Ave. nance and decided lo preach on tho subject tomorrow. * petition Is heilig prepared and will he presented at the meeting of the ordinance and police committee of tho council when the petition ask? ing that the ordinance he repealed Is taken up. , t Kev. KV T. WeUford presented te tho association too following letter: ' Newport News, Dec. 111. PIOO. The Ministers' Association Oily,' 1 Gentlemen?On behalf of the' Jun? ior Order of United American Me? chanics of 1'iU city, alluw me to express our heartful desire to serve your efforts to raise tho standard of the city and not to lower It. as would be Hie case If wo had a | l "wide opon" (own. Newport News Is not looking for citizens who hang around saloons at any hour, much less those who wish lo frequent such . place.i later than 11:110. 'We Intend to make a strong fight ? to prevent the saloons of our city from being kept open later than they now do. At our meeting tonight we placod ourselves on record and wrote to tho ordinance committee of the com? mon council. YourB In tho cause of a pure city Instead of a wide open one. . C. R. FELLOWS., State Councilor, J. O. U. A. M. A Peculiar Crew. Tho Danish steamer Eghnlm, which arrived In port yesterday from Philadelphia, has one of the most peculiar crews that ever manned a ship entering this port. According to the ship's manifest filed at the custom house tho crew Is made up of "sixteen men, three dogs and one pig." The duties the dogs and the pig perform aboard the ship was not staled In the manifest. You will find our Wines nnd Li? quors to pass the Pure Food Law In? spection. They cost no more than adulterated goods. NEWPORT NEWS WINE & LIQUOR CO.. Cor? ner Twenty-fifth street and Washing? ton nvonuc. noth phones. 12-12-lm. If you nro looking for something good at a very low cost attend the closing out at cost sale of the Chica? go Houseturnishiug Co.. 12-H-Gt. SPRAGU E*S THE CHRISTMAS STORt For years this store has been known as the Peninsula Headquarters for rich and artis? tic Merchandise. This season we are especially well stocked with Diamonds, and can offer exceptional value ?. Here are some samples: 1 Ladies' Soltaire, fine white stone, over f J carats.$ ?35 1Ladle*' Soltaire, just snort of 2 carats...$300 1 Ladies* Soltaire, nearly .? carat .$100 1 Ladies' Soltaire, 1 carat.$145 1 Gentleman's Soltaire. 1 carat.$150 Smaller sizes in greit numbers, ranging In price from.$10 to $100 Several especially fine Ladles' Soltaire, assorted settings, at.$50 each The standing of this store is a' warrant of honorable dealing. J. R. SPRAGUE, ft ? *? ?? ? 'J * /'Manufacturing Jeweller. Montana Christening Parly How at the Warwick Katal. GREAT SHIP DEMY FOR PLUNGE Final Preparations Will be Made Thie Morning and Sole Pieces Will be Cut as Soon After 8:30 O'clock as Possible. MIkh Minnie A. Conrad, who will break tho traditional bottle of cham? pagne over the prow of the new ar? mored cruiser Montana when that ves? sel startB ou her journey to the water at tho shipyard about 8:4!) o'clock this morning, arrived in this city on tin Chesapeake & Ohio train at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Great Foils, Montana, via Chicago and Washington. She wns accompanied by her parents, Hon. and Mrs. W. O. Conrad, her sister, Miss Josephine Conrad, and Miss Irene Moore, hor brother, Mr. W. I<\ Conrad and his wife, and Mr. .lohn Hutd. Tho chris? tening party was escorted to the Ho tol Wurwlck. which will be the pai .y's headquarters. Mr. Maglnnis Comes Today. Hon. Martin Maginnis, tho personal representative of Governor .losoph Joseph K. ToolO, who wns unable to attend tho launching, and United States Senators Thomas H. Carter and Alfred M. Clarke, of Montana, will nrrivp in the city from Washington at 7:3(i o'clock this morning. Senators Clarke and Carter wuro unable to leave Washington until late in the af? ternoon. Preparations Completed. All preparations for tho launching of tho Montana nro complete. The launching stand nnd christening booth at the ship's bow have been decorated v. Ith flags and hunting and Hundreds of flags have been strung from how to stern on the big fighting machine. About 0:30 o'clock this morning a force of several hundred mechnnlcs will begin tho last preparations for putting tho big vessel overboard and It Is proposed to saw the sole pieces as soon after 8:110 o'clock as possible. Tho Bhinyard gates will bo thrown open to the public at 8 o'clock and nil who desire may attend the launch? ing. As she rotds upon the stocks be? decked with flags and her grent bright red bull glistening In the sun light, tho Montana will present an imposing spectacle. From all anpearnnces tho work on the ship. Is at an unusually advanced stago nnd she Is probably tho heaviest warship ever launched at the yard. "Mf? GIVEN TEN DAYS TO COMPLY WITH LAW Closed-car Ordinance Was Signed Thursday and Chief Got Busy Yesterdriy. Attorney K. M. Uraxton, counsel for the Newport News & Old Point Hallway & Electric Company, ap? peared .In the police court yesterday to defend his company against, the charge of violating the ordinance prohibiting street car companies from operating open cars in the city during the winter months. The ordinance was not signed by the mnyor until Thursday, but tho may? or handed a copy to Chief of Police Reynolds with the request that It bo enforced at once. Several em? ployes of the Newport News and Old Point Company were almost immediately summoned to appear in the pollco court. Mr. Braxlon explained that his company did not know that tho or? dinance had become a law and had had no time In which to prepare to comply with it. Justice Brown agreed to continue the cases for ten days, with tho understanding that If the law is complied with the charges will be dismissed. MR. PHILLIPS RECEIVER. Local Attorney Takes Charge of Clark Overall and Pants Plant. In tho Federal Court yesterday Judgo Waddill appointed Attorney L. C. Phillips receiver In bankruptcy for the Clark Overall and Pants Manufacturing Company, rcqulrlug a bond of $10,000. The bankrupt company was doing a nourishing business until Its plant wa spartlally destroyed by fire <tev ernl months ago. A large quanti? ty of goods ready for shipment was destroyed by. the fire nnd the loss was so great that the company conl.i 1 noL get on its feet again. Policeman Appointed. Special Officers S. W. Gldlngs nnd T. J. Chowning have been appointed to the regular force hy the board of polioc c^.iunlsiloner?. 'lt. 'A. Johnson and J. W. .Meyers named as specials. Episcopalians Withdraw. Tho Episcopalians have withdrawn from the proposed inter-denomlna tlonal evangelical meeting to be held during the Jamestown exposi? tion. The unsettled conditions In the lea ling Episcopal churches of Norfolk are said to have been re? sponsible for tho action. An opportunity to furnish your houso cheaply for the coming James? town Exposition at the closing out sale of the Chicago Housefurnishing Co. 12-14-?t. Retail Grocers can secure "Wa'seo" Four of the WIU<INS-DAL,BY /Com? pany, Newport News ll-20-tf. ? THEATRICAL * ills German diulect as comical, his songs as pretty and us well sutig and his acting as clever as In .years gune by, Al il. Wilson onlertulued and de? lighted an audience last night that filled almoBt every seat In the Acade? my of iMiislc. Supporting Mr. Wilson was one of the most evenly balanced and capable companies be has ever brought to this city and his stage set? tings were exceptionally pretty. "Metx in the Alps," a four act come? dy drama depleting life in Switzer? land, teems with heart interest and cleverly staged as It Is with beautiful mountain scenes it could not fall to please. Miss Gertrude Perry makes an ac? ceptable llllad M?ller, wife of Metz, and little Miss Reenie Farrington did exceptionally clever work as LittI-* Deutchor. Others in the supporting cast deserving of especial mention are Fired Mower as Dr. Sebastaln Grimm, Richard Malloy as Toby Van gander, Ross O'Nell as Simon Fren zel and Miss Mllburn as WUhemlnn Mittler. During the performance Mr. Wilson Introduced the following now songs: I "My Heaven Is in Your Ryes." "WI1 | son's Lullaby," "Whispering Dreer.es, | Yodel," "Swiss Mountain Bird." The , Snttzollmnk," and "Song of Old Path i orlnnd." % ' jl DISLOCATED HIS SHOULDER. James Wright Very III at His Home as Result of Accident. Mr. James Wright Is quite 111 al his home on Washington avonuo as the. result of an accident which befell him j n few days ago while he was In Phil i lidelphla on business. In gelling off n street ear. Mr. Wright was thrown , tc Hie street with great violence and his shoulder dislocated and his body more or less bruised. Mr. Wright Is a past chief of the Clan MacDouald, of this city, and was ' employed at the shipyard as a ma? chinist until recently, when he win appointed an agent for tho American Branch of the Amalgamated Society j of icugineers. Imports From Liverpool. The British steamer Alblann, of the Chesapeake & Ohio fleet ar? rived In port yesterday from Liv? erpool with a large cargo of Im? ports' which she Is discharging at pier. No. S. D. of C. Building. The contract for the building to be erected at the Jamestown Exposition h ythe Daughters of the Confederacy all over the country has been award? ed. The building will cost $5.000 and will be a reproduction of "neauvoir," UK- old home or Jefferso^ Davis, at Gulf Port. Miss. A number of local society folk I went down to Old Point last night to attend a reception given at. the | Chnmborlln by the oflieors of the' Artillery School In honor of Col. Harrison, commandant of Fort Mon? roe. We make n specially of fine old straight Whiskies, Imported nnd Do? mestic Sherries and Ports. N'FAV PORT NEWS WINE & LIQUOR CO.. Corner Twenty-fifth street and Wash? ington avenue. Both phones. 12-12-lm $20 Per Month. Will buy you a good rooming house near Huntington Avenue above ship? yard office; ll rooms nnd bath, sew? er, range, gas for cooking. It. rents for this much, so you need not. live in It. vourself. Just put a tenant in it and In ten years the rent will give von $2.100. We will sell it right now for only $2,100. Cash payment only $:?r>0. and you get deed at once. Ex? cellent condition. Good place for hoarders. See us today. SOMMER VTLLW TRUST CO., (Incorporated). 12-13-3L Mice! Until further notice the N. N. &. O. P. Ry. & Electric Co., will receive freight for Pine Be?.ch, via' Ivy Ave., Newport Nows, at their Freight Depart? ment, Hampton; also, at their ? freight office, Newport News, Va., beginning at once. Nov. 2G, 1900. THORNTON F. JONES, Agt. l-2C-tf. Hampton, Va, ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER ! The beat and cheapest. See us about connecting your building. Rate, 10c per 1,000 watts, subject to our usual terms and discounts. PURE I0E MADE OF DISTILLED WATER?COLD STORAGE. Power bouse and plant. Twenty I filth Street and Virginia Avenue. Of ! flee,' Thirty-first and Washington Ave Both 'phones. No. 16. Night 'phone, I No. 408, Citizens. CITIZENS' RAILWAY, LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. The aversion which many people have toward ordinary oil heaters is largely due to the smoke and smell so characteristic of the old-fashioned oil burner. The removal of these ob? jectionable features and the perfecting of all mechanical parts, combined with beauty of design and skilled work? manship, have made the (Equipped with Smokeless Device) vastly superior to all others. Cannot smoke or smell. "Wick cannot be turned too high or too low. Brass oil fount beautifully embossed. Holds four quarts of oil and burns nine hours. Light and portable; easily carried about. Warms cold rooms and heats water quickly. Two finishes ?nickel and japan. Every heater war? ranted. If you cannot get heater or information from your dealzr, write to our nearest agency for de? scriptive circular. ?fr is an orna? ment to every room and is the best lamp for all-round household use. Perfectly constructed ; absolutely safe ; unexcelled in light-giving power. Made of brass throughout and nickel-plated. Every lamp wurranted. If not at your dealer's \v:ite to our nearest agency. STANDARD OIL COMPANY y uxton ? Parker, Articles that are Attractive, Useful and Lasu? g Royal Push=Button Mortis Chairs. Rocking Chairs. Couches .. China Closets. Dinner Sets. Music Cabinets. Ladies' Desks. Combination Desks Fine Parlor and Library Tables . Chiiioniers Chifiorodes Wardrobes Parlor Suites Rugs and Druggets Pictures Lamps Clocks Brass Beds "Quality" Beds Here in Weathered oak, Quar? tered oak or Mahogany finish, Velour or Chase leather cush? ions. A great assortment, pricea ranging from $1.00 to $40.00. From the modest velour cover? ed couch to tho best guaranteed whole stock leather cover conch. All steel construction. Prices from $0.50 to $50.00. By far the best line we've ever had. Prices from $20.00 to $75.00. Domestic and foreign. Prices from $9.50 to $15.00 for lOi piece sets. Mahogaiiy finish. Mahogany finish. MahoKuny, Weathered and Quartered oak. A largo assortment, oak and Mahogany finish. Mahogany Weathered Quartered oak. and ouLDvr it be better to buy now when you can have lar? ger assortments to select from than you w Fl 1 have later ? We will store gotds 'till wanted uxton & Parker, What More Suitable Than a I KODAK Kodaks, from $5 to $20 Brownies, from $1 to $5 Let us Show Them to You C M >K C EPES <Sr B R O., 28TH STREET?FIRST DOOR FROM WASHINGTON AVENUE. Daily P*ess JOc Per Week.