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Steamer Newport News to Have Accommodalions Increased. NEW HOUSE ON HURRIGAN DECK 'While Here the Vessel Will Undergo General Overhauling From Stem to Slcrn?Old Dominion Night Liners May Be Improved. Tho Norfolk & Washington Steam? boat Company's palatial puKsohgor Mtenthor Newport News will arrive at the shipyard In tho course <if tho nc.\t few weeks to Undergo extensive alterations and a thorough over? hauling from stoin to stern. Site will remain at the yard for soveral weeks. ? | New deck houses are to he erect? ed on Hie steamer's hurricane deck, giving hor an addition of about forty now staterooms and an Increased carrying capacity of from no tp 100 passengers. Tho steamer's passen? ger capiiclly Is being Increased so its to 'facilitate tho handling of pat/sen gors during the Jtuhostown Exposition. It is possible that. I he other steamers of tho company's licet will bo slmillarly improved, but. so far as can bo learned Die offi? cials of the line have tts yet reached no decision In regard to the mat? ter. II wtiH learned yesterday that the Old ?Dominion Steamship Company contemplates Increasing tho passen? ger capacity of the steamers Bruit don and Berkley, which ply hot ween Norfolk, Newport. News and Rich? mond! by erecting additional dock houses on the vessel's hurlcnuo docks, it is understood that this work will also he done at the local shipyard. LINER ST. PAUL COMES TO YARD THIS MONTH Quarter of a Million Dollars to Be Spent In Oerbaullng tho Ves? sel. The mammoth American Line steamer'St. Paul, which piles In the trans-Atlantic passenger s'urvlec bo tweon Now York and Southampton, England, will come lo this pori the latter part of this month to undergo ???vxtuislve repairs, at. the local ship ' yard, nt n cost of about $250,000. An entire set of new hollers will he installed on the ship her engines will bo overhauled and repaired, hor Interior lit I Inga will be repaired ami hIiu will bo given a thorough overhauling from stem to stern. Tho new bailors for tho .steamship arc now being made In the boiler shop at the shipyard. The material was brought, to this port from Eng? land several months ago and'since that Hille forces of men have boon working night and day to complete the boilers. It Is expected that tho St. Paul will remain nt tho yard for several months, If you are not satisfied with the handling of your. Routs. Real Instate and Insurance, try us at No. 2517 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Va. We will do all wo can to please you. u. G. Nohns, Sec'y., W. 10. Kit Cheh, Treas., C. R. Nohns, Prost. How? ard W. llnwcii; Directors, Albert Howe, ]j. P. Steatites, H. 12. Parker. J-0 lit. SHOES OF QUALITY. A Shoe Full of Value and Wear Strong and well built flexi blo sole, and military heel. This is n fool-form shoe. Every lady who has seen the shoe says its perfectly lovely. LET US FIT YOUR FEET. S WE KNOW HOW. Fashion Shoe Store l. H. BURCHER, Manager. Begin the New Year by Opening a Savings Account with The Powell Trust Co. 4 per cent, paid on Deposits. Call and get a large or small Calendar lot Social-Personal b* Mrs. ,lf4tfpli Kline, wife nf Briga? dier General Kline, U. s. A.. retired, and her daughter, Miss Kathcrlna C. Kline, Wim uro spending the wlntor at Hotel Warwick, delight fully inter tallied at a luncheon and bridge par? ty at the hotel yesterday afternoon. McBduhiCH George llansoinc and .Ioh eph Drucoy and Misses Hilda Booker and Sullivan curried off tho honors at the bridge tables. Tho dining tablet) were tastefully decorated with plhfc roses and pink t.haded candles, Among the guests were; Mosdamea Andrew Hero, Richard Marshall, Frederick Smith, Joseph Hracey, Rob? ert Abornnthy and John Stephens and Msses Hilda Booker, Meyers and Dtt vls, all of Fort Monroe; Miss; Cloin I Oil CO Cooko, of Hampton; .Miss Sulll 1 van, of Old Point Comfort and Mrs. A. T. Moore and Mrs. George Ran uome, of this city. Rev. J. F. iMayo and Mrs. Mayo tiro the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O. St. .!. Howard at tho Colonial apart? ment house Mr. Mayo was at one time rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church ami both ho and his wife have many friends here. They will spend a week or ton days with Mr. and Mrs. Howard. Messrs. Richard Stubloficlil und T. II. Hoffman have gone to Philadel? phia where they will take positions in the Baldwin Locomotive works. Mr. Nathan I lodges Is able to be out after an illness of seven weeks from appendicitis*, lie was operated upon at the Hli/abeth Buxton hos? pital. Dr. S. W. Hobson Is (imlined to bis home on Twenty-sixth street with an attack of grip. Mrs. Lulu Richards, of Richmond, has returned homo after a visit to her mother, Mrs. M. H. Hundley, on Jefferson avenue. Miss Edith Thomas, of Mathows county Is the guest of Mls's Ola Davis at 3-14 Twenty-seventh street. Mr. N. W. Bryant yesterday re cell (I U telegram from Roanoko no? tifying him thnt his brother tho commissioner of revenue of Roanoko, had been stricken ? with paralysis and war. critically ill. Dr. T. 10. Crnddook has returned from Lynchburg, where he spent tho holidays with friends. Miss Agnes Mackey has returned to the St. Joseph Academy, at Emmet ts burg, Md.. to resume her studies after spending the holidays with her par? ent Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Mackey. Exploitation Commission. The Exploitation Commission held another busy meeting at the office of Secretary Farrnr last night. Educational Association. Tho Newport News Educational Association held Its regular meeting in tho assembly hull of the High school building last night at 8 o'clock. A number of routine matters were disposed of. Y. M. C. A. Directors Meet. Tho board of directors of tho Young Men'-: Christian Association held its regular meeting in the association building last night, transacting con I siderable important business. . i'j- ' Henry C. Vansant Believed of His Cash and Groceries. - HELD IIP AT POINT OF REVOLVER Police Department is Working on Case, But Mr. Vansant Cannot Give Accurate Description of the Robber?Thinks He was a Negro. 'While on his way to his home on Twenty-sixth sheet, last Saturday night about 8 o'clock, Henry C. Vansant was hold up at the point, o' it revolver by a lone highwayman and relieved i.f all tho money ha had, several dolluis in change, mil an armful of groceries! The robber appeared as Mr. Vansant was passing through t|io Poiiii or Pines and ar? ter directing Ii;? gentleman to pro coed on his v.'i.y homo, wns lost In ?he uarkhoss of the trees. Mr. Vansant Dinks tho man wns a negro, but cannot give an accurate description of htm. Tho caso has been reported to the police nnd i tho officers arc now at work ou it. Mr, Vansant Is employed by E. T. Covoy, the florist, and lives 'on I Tworjty-slxlh street, near Baiter's crook. EAST END PATRONS' LEAGUE. Interesting Meeting Held at Twenty third Street School. The Patrons League of the Tweh-] ly-sccond street, school had a largely attended mooting yesterday afternoon nnd the session was n success In every respect. The program for the afternoon Included a demon !'trat ion of primary leaching by Miss Webb; talk on fresh nlr by Dr. Buxlon; recitation by Remington Cliewnlng; a vocal solo by Demvlcoj fOddins nnd a recitation by Mrs. Bu banks. After the program had completed refreshments were j served by the committee In charge. Tho following committee was nam? ed to have charge of the .next melting of ? tho league: Mrs. Sin ton j Mrs. ProB&cy, Mrs. Knight, Mrs. HOskihs, Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Gegg._; MEDICAL SOCIETY. Doctors Interested in Paper on Treat? ment of Children. Tho Newport News Medical Socloty i bold a well attended meeting In the Oolemnn building last night. An |u ' foresting paper on Hie subject, "The I treatment of children" was read by Dr. B. R. Gary and the members be? came so engrossed In its discussion that il was decided to continue the troatmcnl of the subject at the next regular meeting Tuesday week. At that meeting Dr. Q. 10. Newby will read a paper on the subject. "Feeding children." Mr. Hunter Coming. Mr. J. G. Hunter, Lloyd's surveyor for the Chesapeake bay districts, will arrive in this city from Bal? timore this morning for the purpose of holding surveys on several ves? sels that are expected to arrive hero this week. . . New Boilers Installed. ' The boilers were installed on the Old Dominion liner Jefferson at the shipyard yesterday. Work on tho Jefferson is progressing nt a cry satisfactory rate ami tho vessel will be ready to leave tho yard in a few weeks. Confederate Building Fund. iMrs. W. 10. Rouso has been made treasurer of the fund which is to i be contributed by John W. Daniel 'Chapter, Daughters of the Confed? eracy, lo the fund for a Confederate building at the Jamestown exposl . tton. Members of the chapter are j expected to send their contributions to the treasurer as soon as possible. The chapter does' not hold another regular meeting until February <1. Powhatan Clears. The British steamer Powhatan, of the Chesapeake & Ohio line, cleaved yesterday for London with a largo cargo of miscellaneous ex? ports loaded here. The World Almanac. The World Almanac and Encyclope? dia for Hlfl7 has just, been issued by the Press Publishing Company of New York. This valuable little book is gotten Up In the usual good style. Containing statistics and information on almost every imaginable subject it is a mighty handy thing. U you are going to buy Wines and Liquors for the holidays why not buy the best for your money. Our motto, "Honest goods and honest measure." NEWPORT NF.WS WINE & LI? QUOR t!0.. Corner Twenty-fifth street and Washington aventio. Both phonos. 12-12-lm. WOODWARD TAKEN AWAY. Goes to Richmond to Serve His Sen? tence of Ten Years. i Clarouco Woodward, convicted of criminally assaulting Mrs. Rosa Fore-| tloh and given ton years in tho peni? tentiary, was taken (o Richmond by u guard. Tho Court of Appeals yesterday re-' fused to grant a writ of error in' Woodward's ease. Two judges refus? ed the appeal several weeks ago. As lib was hoarding the train (he prisoner told Jailor Drown goodbye and said "I may never see you again,] ?but before Gcd 1 am innocent." RETAIL GROCERS MEET Wholesalers Asked Not to Infringe' Upon Retail Trade. Tho Newport News Retail Grocers'! Association held a largely attended! meeting last night in Business] Men's- ? hall. Tho most important business trans-] acted was the adoption of a resolu? tion asking tho wholesale grocers' to refrain from selling to the re tall trade, with the exception or tho hotels. ROBINSON STANDS BY NELMS. Alderman Declines to Withdraw Sup? port From Man He Nominated. When the committee appointed by the Merchants Association to as? certain whether or nut Alderman' H. W. Robinson will support a can-! didato for the First ward vacanc j to be named by tho association, Wait? ed upon Air. Robinson yesterday the alderman stated .Unit be proposed to continue to support the man ho nominated for the place;, Mr. C. G.i Nelms. Mr. Nulms declined to with? draw from tho race1. The Merchants' Association -will I hold ti meeting one night this week to receive the reports of Its coin- ! Mill tee appointed in connection with the matter. ' Tho Retail Grocers' Association last night adopted n resolution en? dorsing the stand the of the mer-: chants. Youngsters Jailed. Seven boys, their ages ranging from 10 to 13 years, were sent to jail by Justice Brown for their part in tho operations- or the gang of youngsters who have been creating disturbances on Jefferson avenue. The boys are confined In the hospital department, of the jail and will hol kept tin re for a few days, at least. Major Dingham Coming. Major Gonzales S. Ringham, U. l S. A., has been ordered lo report, here to assume command of the iiuatl ertnaster'w depot and take charge of tho tinny transport service at. Ibis point. It Is understood that Captain Carl A. Martin, who is now ,ln charge of the depot, will remain [here as assistant to the major. Week of Prayer Services. Rev. D. S. Henkel, pastor of the Twenty-fourth street Christian church, iircached at the week of prayer services at the Y. M. C. A. hall last night. The service begins each evening at 7:110 o'clock. CONSPIRACY TO KILL MANY ARMY OFFICERS Such a Plot Said to Have Existed at Fort Reno, Okla., With Negrccs as Instigators. (By Associated Press.l EI, RENO, OKLA.. Jan. 8.?Tho be? lief of the army ofricers at Fori Re? no that a conspiracy to murder every while orricer at Fort Reno beginning with Captain Edgar A. Macklin, against whom it is said many negro soldiers at. the post entertains a grudgo as a result or the affair at Brownsville, Texas, and the discharge or the negro soldiers that rollowed, became known today as the result of the preliminary hearing in tho case of Edward L. Knowles, corporal of tho Twenty-fifth Infantry who was held on n charge of assault with intent to kill Captain Macklin. Knowles was bound over to await, the action ol the grand jury. All of? ricers now go heavily armed and pro? tected throughout t'ao night. Every effort has been made by the oHIcers to keep tho alleged conspiracy a se? cret, but It is learned that an Investi? gation is now being conducted at sev? eral army posts throughout tho coun? try and several arrests or tho mem? bers of the trooji recently discharged in disgrace tire expected to follow. Information was i-ecelved here tonight that the arrest, of a negro soldier was made nt La Junta. Colo., today. Sus? picion rests upon tho negro at Fort Niobrara, Neb., ami throe other points. Death Caused by Alcoholism. (Bv Assoc.ltted Press.) DANVILLE, VA.| Jan. 8.?The cor? oner's jury that Investigated tho death of J. M. Thomns of Roanoko, j whoso body was fouid near tho city / last Tuesday, returned a verdict today ', that he died from acute alcoholism j nnd exposure. Capital Dry Goods House Wasliiijgtgu A venu? ?'it Thirtieth Street. i i THE STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY nroadeloth, Panama, Mohairs, Fancy Plaids and Novelly Mixtures; rormorly sold at $3.98 and $4.50; marked down <p*) ft O to . ^iLitU WOMEN'S PETTICOATS OF BLACK TAFFETA SILK; WOll.a $3.<is; special OJO l>C at . . <?f-.<iU WOMEN'S PERCALE AND Flannelette Wrappers; dark colors; well made; perfect ?i'ting, 00? each . i(Uo WOMEN'S TAILOR MADE Suits; those that were $15.00 to $20.im>; reduced Q 1 to . $10.00 PRICES REDUCED ON ALL WOMEN'S COATS. FASHIONABLE LONC COATS that sold at $13.50 and up to $18.00. are now . $10.00 THE REGULAR $10.00 COATS art; reduced to. $8.98 EXTRA VALUES IN WOMEN'S KNIT UNDERWEAR?FINE RIB bed Vests?Pants and Long Sleeve Corset Covers, OK? each . Is Good to Drink Best Fountains and Cafes If you are hot satisfied with the handling of your Rents, Real Estate and insurance, try us at No. iir. 1T Washington Avenue, Newport News, Vn, We will do all we can to please I you. C. O. Nohns, Sec'y.; W. 13. Kit I eben, Trcns., C. H. NOlnis, Prest. How? ard W. Rowcii; Directors, Albert I Howe, L. p. Stearnes, 11. K. Parker. 1-9-Gt. If you need a good stove of any hind, you no' ' have tin opportunity to secure thchl at a great saving at the closing out sale of the Chicago ! Ifousefurnlsnlng Co. l-G-Ct. Powlcy Not n Train Robber. (By Associated Press)! RICHMOND, VA., Jan. 8.?-Percy Martin who was arrested at Hunting ton, W, Va., charged with complicity in the recent Seaboard train robbery near I/iCrosse, has signed a confes ' sion that he alone did the work. He j says Powley, under arrest in tills city, j had nothing to do witli it. Colorado's New Governor. (By Associated Press.) DENVER. COL., Jan. S.?The Rev. Dr. Henry A. Buchtel, chancellor of tho Denver University, was inaugu? rated as Governor of Colorado today and for the first time in the history ! of the state the inauguration took i place In u church. NATURE'S WARNING. Newport News People Must Recognize and Heed It. Kidney Ills come quietly?mys? teriously, But nature always warns you through the urine. Notico the kidney secretions. See if tho color is unhealthy? If there are settlings ami sediment, Pasnges too frequent, scanty, painful. It's time Ilten to use Doan's Kid? ney Pills, To ward off Blight's Disease or dia? betes . Bonn's luve done great work In Newport News. J. W. Chandler, day clerk in Hotel Lexington, says: "When a man is annoyed with pain in the small of the back and the kidney secretions contain a sediment like, brick dust, ho may bp certain that his kidneys require attention. To know this is om; thing, but what to do under the circumstances is often a mystery. My advice tt> anyono aware of these complications is to go to Allen's drug store for Doan's Kidney Pills and tako a courso of the treatment. Two boxes so strengthened my kid? neys that when their action became normal tlhe backache ceased." For sale by all dealers. Price r>0 cents. Fostor-Mllburri Co., Buffalo, N. Y., solo agents for the United Slates. Remember the name?Doan's?and t 'to no other. CUOTM'i?S CLEANED PRESSED SCOURED ALTERED REPAIRED Or DYED At Moderate Prices The Hub Gleaning and Pressing Co., 211 Thirty-third St. Citz. 'Phone 328. J. H. WHEELER, Prop. To Sec or Net to See t* im n \ * ? is the Question Classes that are right preserve tho sight. Tho most comfort comes from tho best glasses. ? ? Good vision depends a good deal on the lens. Glasses are a positive help and a pormnnent pleasure. A word to the wise; take caro of your eyes. Yott cannot got now t: i:;. hat you can got new glasses; A frown on the brow menu you need glasses now. HULL &, HULL, Opticians. 121 2Cth Street. Opposite Postofflce. 232 25th Street DWELLINGS No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. 221 50th 312 45th 316 49th 31G 34th 312 31th 2dth 27th 2Sth 842 1251 1231 1 154 1152 510 1337 2Sth 2Sth 311 h 25th Street.. Street. Street.. Street.. Street.. Street., Street.. Street.. Street.. Street., Street. Street. .$25.00 . 20.00 . 20.00 . 12.00 . 12.00 . 13.50 . 10.00 . 12.00 . 12.00 . 10.00 . 10.00 . 11.50 FUTS Lookard Bldg. Wash. Ave., per room. Trade Bldg., 28th St. & & Huntington Ave., $s.oo fn . No. 2017 Rolanoke Ave $ 3.00 12.00 8.00 STORES No. 248 28th Street. No. 262 2Sth Street. No. 315 2Sth Street. No. 3802 Hunt. Ave.. No. 3S10 Hunt. Ave.. No. 3311 Hunt. Ave.. No. 3410 Hunt. Aye.. . $25.00 25.00 . 40.00 . 12.00 . 12.00 . 12.C.J . 50.00 MEN ANDWOKEfi. Uifi Big O far minmurnl dlncli>rKoe.inflamniBtloni, lri ''...noun or ulcerfttlon? .if inn our membrane.). PtinlM*. bp.'I not Htrln-. iTHEEvtKSCHfUlCtlCO. g*nt or pol?onou?. . 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