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REPORTED TO SENATE Increase In Appropriations Esll rnakd at About Three* Klllion Dollars. MORE PAY FOR CLERKS KND CARRIERS Committee Recommends That Plan of Third Aosistant Postmastor Gener? al Hitchcock for Graded Promotion be Put Into Effect. diu Associated Pross.) WASHINGTON, P. C Fob. 23.? The Sonnte ooininlltce on pout offices ami poBtroadH lodnv reported to tbo Schate the i>?st office appropriation bill, The report on the monaure will hoi bo completed nnlil Monday, hut li Ir oHtininted thai nn Increase of nboui $!I;00O.np0 ban been made over i he nhiouul appropriated by the Messe hill, which was a little more Ihnn $209,000.000. Tho largest Item of Increase Ib In? volved in nn amendment advancing the jmy of rural carriers to $000. Tho iiii ' i til po.v or sueh earrlera Is $7120. iiml the House hill inerensed this to ?8iu. The House made an appropriation to Increase the salaries of clerks and carriers in post offices of nil grades, ami io (his tli" Sonnfo committee lidded provisions to carry Into effect the plan of the first assistant post? master general Hitchcock for the graduated promotion of clerks and carriers up In $1,200, Special. Grades Created. Special grades are created above Mint amount where emergencies nnd I he character of service make It. hoc essary. Io provide advanced compen? sation; Another amendment. was adopted appropriating $100,000 addi? tional for dorks In third class post nf'ees. TllO controversy between newspapers and inngar.inos which car? ry coupon advertisements, was dis? posed Of by the adoption of the fol? lowing provision: Ad to Periodicals. "That hereafter, the periodicals htay carry blank or printed matter re turn coupons an pint of advertise? ments or other blank space for writ? ing concerning the subjects treated, not In excess of one-third of tho super? ficial urea occupied by tbo advertise? ment or article, without Impairing their rights to the second class rates of postage. No discrimination shall hereafter be made in the inclusion or the ox i Insloii of any publication entered or offered, for entry as second clnns mail; but the rule of inclusion or ox cIubIoii shall be uniform In regard to all publications of the Kante class 6i character or relating to the same sub Jeol or initiier, and all of such publi? ca tons shall be either included or ex? cluded." TRY SIX O'CLOCK DINNER Lunch from 12:30 to 2 o'clock Automobile for Hire R. L. Madison, Mgr. SHENANDOAH VENIREMEN I ASSEMBLING AI CULPEPER Fifty Citizens Will Be On Hand When Strother Case Is Called Tomorrow. CUL/PIQPISR, VA., Feh. 23.?tho sheriff of this county, who was, on last Thursday morning, sent by the Judge of the Circuit Court to Shennn doah county, and there, In company With the sheriff of thnt county to summon a venire of fifty citizens to apponr here next Monday at 1(1 o'clock returned to Cnlpeper today, having completed his task. From this venire the trial Jury of ?welve will be pro? cured to try the famous case of the Commonwealth against James F. nnd Phillip J. Strother, for tho murder of William P. Hywutcrs. Homo of those summoned In Shen [ a ml'Kih county by Sheriff Howorsett i accompanied him und ho says thnt-by j tomorrow noon all those n'-tniiponed I w|l| bp here. Tho trial will not be delayed on nc | count; of the stckness of Bywaters' : WiuOW, formerly Viola Strother, for I she Is much better now, nnd snys i thnt. she wants' the trial over. Coun I sol for the Strother boys now state I that the general Hue of dofenan will I bo adequate cause of the boys In the killing of nywdters for the treatment their sister received at his hands, and upon this character of defense the celebrated case will go at last, to the jury. Mr. Frank Karle, of New York. Is ] visiting MrxF. A. C. Myrlck, on Thlr | ty-second street. i T"i'e attack on the President has reached the conclusion that Browns ? vltlo shot. up Itself.?Ohio State 1 Journal. ""SQSBSiSSES I MY OF MUSIC onday, Mat, and Wight, Fab. 25 "CYCLONIC 8UCCE88 80UTH AND NORTH." "THE CLANSMAN" REMARKABLE HISTORY. A million and a half people have seen the play. A million and a half people wore turned away. Box office records shattered in every part of the country. Five distinct and successful engagement In New York. An all-summer run In Chicago. Record-breaking visits to every principal city in the United States. Specially selected east, of forty prin nlphlB, small nrmy of supernumeraries and a troop of cavalry horses, car loadH of scenery, etc. By THOMAS DIXON, Jr. From His Two Famous Novels, "The Leopard's Spots" and "The Clansman." VVARNINQI?Order your ssats by mail, sending remittance with order. In this way you will avoid having to pay excessive prices to speculators, an was the case last season. DIRECTION OF GEORGE H. BRENNAN. PRICES:?Night, 50c to $1.60; matinee, 25c to $1. Matinee 3 p. m. RICH GIFTS forlhe~BRlDE Our stock Comprises a w0alt.l1 of beautiful and useful articles suitable for WEDDING GIFTS We are showing a large line of the very newest things in China, Cut Glass, Sterling Silver, Antique Brass, Reading Lamps, and Candlesticks. Our name on a piece of Goods is a Guarantee of Quality 1.1. PALMER'S SONS, The Leading Jewelers, / 2606 Waehiogton Ava. E6VT ABLI8HED 139& ON BLOCK SYSTEM Interstate Commerce Commission Recommends That Roads be $ Compelled to Adopt. WANTS AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE Report Say* That Recent Accidents' Were Not Result of Failure of Block System, But to Laxity in Operation?Delay of One to - Three Years. (By AHsoolatod Press.) WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 23.? Tho Interstate Commerce Commit! slop today sent to the Sonnte an ox-i huusilve report concerning the luven-j tlgutions made of the workings or the block system to prevent rsilroad acci? dents. The connnisslon recommends I the passage of a hill which It submit ] ted a year ago. that would compel all railroads to adopt the system, but. now nug&es?i that the time for compli? ance with compulsory features be ex? tended three or four yenrs from the i present. The report estimates that It would take front one to' three yenrs for all railroads to equip with the block sys? tem, the difference In time depending mum the time reqhlrcd to trulh oper? ators and for manufacturers to sup | ply the apparatus needed. Whether a law is passed al.' the prescht Hession or not. the commis? sion asks thnt It he authorized to makn an official Invest Igatlbn of all train accidents. Refer?nre Is made to the eonimls I nlon'm Investlcntlou of the recent wreck on the Southern nnd the Bal? timore ft Ohio Railroads; both of I which hnve the block systems. Al; J though tlmse Investigations nre not complete the commission says the wrecks cannot be charged to tho fall ' uro of the block system, but rather j to tlio laxity of the operation of the I system. TWO NEW TRACK RECORDS. Made Yesterday on New Orleans Fair Grounds. fBy Associated Press"). NEW ORLEANS. LA , Feb. ?3. Two new track records wero ma-do todny at the fair grounds. Thta famous elastic of the Louisiana turf the Hush ciip handicap at two miles and one oun'ter. was won by Marvin S'eal, In .1.45 which Is one fifth" of a second hotter than the provlous re? cord. Marvin .Veal's victory mnrked the first time In the camp's history that a local owor has won It. Ixnils F. Piper being the lucky man. In the third race. St. Valentine, al? so a local horse, clipped one fifth of a second off the track record. FATAL DUEL IN GEORGIA. Young M?n Met In Road and Began ! Shooting. (By Associated Press.} ' 'MlLEV. OA.. Feb. d.-nRobcrt It Humphrey shot and Instantly killed Jamea B. -Daniel thin morning at 9 o'clock. Thoy had been on bad terms and this morning they met In the road and botfi 'bogan firing, with tho result that Daniel was shot In tho face with a load of lihcttsor. I Humphrey, came to town and sur? rendered to Sheriff Bdenfleld and Is I now In jail. DIES ON TRAIN. John H. Lewis, Ex-Confederate Vet? eran, Passes Away Suddenly. 'By Associated Pr?ss.> 1 YXCHBURO. VA.. Feb. 23.? John if. lipwls, died suddenly this afternoon, on a train enroute home from Roanoke. where ho was taken ill last night 'He was ?6 years old and a Con: federate veteran. His wife, who survives, was a IMIss Umghorne, ol the well known Virginia family ot that name. v/m Break Deadlock. (By Associated Ptoss.1 PROVIDENCE-. R. I.. iFdb. 23.? Tin- deadlock In the slate legislature over tho election of a Senator Is to )>o broken by the Republican state central commltte, according to Information gained here today. The plan being to unite the Colt and Westmoro forces and thus se? cure tho election of a 'Republican candidate. NOTICE. To the voters and taxpayers of Newport News. Virginia: Beginning: with today my deputy, Mr. R. A. T. Clement will call on you for a list of your taxable personal property In ac? cordance with tho law. I trust he may havo your co-operation ,and thai yoir will give the matter your prompt attention. BERNARD W. CRUMP, Commissioner of Revenue. 2-H-lmn. LADIES of Newport News. Hampton, Phoebus nnd Old Point, the American wave \t now tho rage of New York, Newport nnd Atlantic City society, and as I wnnt my patrons to havo tho best 1 have decided to give th? wave free with every shampoo for the next two weeks at my Hair Dressing Parlor, j 203 Twentr-scveuth street, Sttsby i building. 11. O- NICHOLAS. Trop. I 21-tf. LONDON LADIES ORGANIZING. Will Have Historical Exhibit at Jamestown Exposition._ (Bv Associated Press). LONDON, Feb. 2.'$.?As n result of the efforts of Charles \V. Kohlsaat and Thomas w. Crldlcr, commission? ers of the .lumcstown Exposition, sev? eral American women, under tho presidency of I^idy Patlet. who was Miss SteveiiB, of Now York, are or? ganizing an art. historical and anti? quarian society, the object of which is to collect relics and other mate? rial relating to .lamestown with a view to their exhibition nt tho forth? coming Exposition. MORE MONEY FOR CARMEN. Norfolk & Western Grants Ten Per Cent Increase. (By Associated Press.l BOANQKB, VA., Feb. 23.?The Norfolk & Western Railroad today signed a contruct with the Brother? hood of Hallway Carmen for a system which provides lor a ten per cent In? crease lor tho carmen. About two thousand men arc affect? ed by the raise. The conference between the broth? erhood and the railroad officials has been on here for the past week. Magruder Camp. There will be a regular meeting of Magruder Camp. Confederate Veter? ans, lit the city hall tmorrow night at 8 o'clock. A CARD. ' We take this method of extending : to our many friends our grateful and i sincere thanks for their many acts of ' kindness shown us during the recent ? illness and death of our father, George Bust Abbott. HIS CHILDREN. MALE HELP WANTED. WANTED?SECOND COOK (MAN);j good wages to competent man. Ap? ply Hotel Jordan, corner Twenty fifth street and Washington avo. It ? IF YOU ARE COMPETENT I?, Oll n high Knnlo po'ltnn In nllrnul work wo w?nt I lololl yuii nf tin- ninny ili'il-nhl.'opt-nliiu"!? titln lino ' nun'lltti'illtt our 1J iinu-i'h. AttraotlTv milhrlca sml i i-xoollont o|>|nirlttiillr fur nitvnnoemont nn1 wnltlwt for Dion exporlonooil'ln oltlior tlio nm-nuutlnit or op. i er.-ttluK <li-purl inontu. OtliiTtfl.wUloos.SaloMiinri. En rvutlvr.Clrrli'nl. TYolililml?now our It nt $lue-5V>?) n j-i-or. \Vrlt<! for frveenuiplovopjroT VtiiiortunUttu HAPOOODS (Inc.) Brain Brokers. ISIS CcmBCBvtiUh Trait BHg., PltlUeljMi SEALED PROPOSALS. Sealed proposals will be received at office of Treasurer. Southern Branch. N. H. 1). V. S., National Soldiers' Home, Ellzuoeth City County, Vir? ginia, until 1.30 P. M., March 21st, 1007, and then opened, for furnishing Material and Labor for installing Metal Drying Room in Main Laundry Building, and an Electric Motor and Shafting In Hospital kitchen, in . ac? cordance with instructions and spool . flcutions, copies of which, with blank i proposals and other Information, may l>e had upon application to B. A. BEESON, Treasurer. 2-24; 3-3 10. I Sealed proposals will be received at office of Treasurer. Southern Branch. i N. ft. 1). V. S.. Nntlonal Soldiers' Home, Elizabeth City County. Vir? ginia .until 1.30 P. M., March 14th. 1007. and then opened, for furnishing Material and Labor for removing old and furnishing and installing new Plumbing Fixtures, in Buildings Nos. ?10, 47. ">4 and r>5. (Barracks of Com? panies "K," "M. ? N,' and "O.") in accordance with instructions and specifications, copies of which, with . blank proposals and other informa I tion. may bo had upon application to B. A. BEESON. Treasurer. 2-17, 21; 3-4. POOL AND BILLARD PARLORS. ACADEMY POOL PARLORS?NEW ' tables, new fixtures, plenty of room. 2 l-2c per cue. Leading brands of I cigars, cigarettes and tobacco. 1-25-tf. MONEY TO LOAN. MONET TO LOAN IN BUMS OF 1KB to $1,000 at 6 per cent Merchant* Mechanics Savings Association,Allan D. Jones, Secretary and Attorney. First National Bank Building Meu?? of Kuppsnhflimai Chleepo THESE Suits are atylishly cut, and material the very best; Overcoats that will please and wear most satisfactorily. Wilkins-Jenkins Co., HATS, FURNISHINGS, SHOES, 261* Washington Avenue. If You Never Risk You Never Gain But there is No Risk in Daily Press Class? ified Ads. j& jg jg If you have a Room to Rent, If you want Help, If you have something to Sell, Put an Ad in the Classified col urns of the Dally Press. 25 Words 25c WANTED. WANTED? SECOND COOK (MAN); Rood wages to competent man. Ap? ply Hotel Jordan, corner Twenty fifth street and Washington ave. It WANTED?LADY OR GENTLEMAN Of fair education to travel for firm of $250,000 capital. Salary, $1.072 per year, payable weekly. Expenses advanced. Address Oeo. G. Clows, Newport News, Va. It* WANTED?TWO OR THREE LADY canvassers for n few days' pleasant work. Call at 2473 Huntington live. Monday a. m. between 9 and 10. WANTED?ROOMERS FOR I^ARGE beautiful front room; also one small one. 2804 West avenue. 2-24-3t WANTED?TO LIST YOUR ROOMS. We will keep them full during the Exposition. Exposition Hotel and Accommodation Exchango, H. B. Ball, Mgr., at Nclms & Co., Inc., Heal Estate and insurance office, 2517 Wash. Ave., Newport News, Va. 2-21 WANTED ?TENANTS TO SEE that nice cottage wo offer for only $900; 5 rooms, 3 porchoB. city wa? ter, sewcruge. Bouthern exposure, jjood residential section artd near to business, on car line, lu city limits: $400 cash and assume straight 6 per cent loan $500. Han been held by owner at $1,200. SOM MERVILLE TRUST CO., Inc. 2-23-3t WANTED ? SECONDHAND BAGS and burlap. Will buy any kind, any quantity, anywhere. Wo pay freight. Write for prices. RICHMOND BAG CO., Richmond, Va. 2-21-61 WANTED?OLD GEESE AND DUCK feather beds. Double other buyers cash prices. Address C. F. DICK INSIN. General Delivery. Norfolk. 2-21-31 WANTED?BOARDERS, 130 THIR ty-flnt Street Modern coavenlen ces. References exchanged. 11-2-Sm FOR SALE. FOR SALE?A KIND, GENTLE horse, top wngon and harness. A bargain. Apply 2501 Warwick ave 2-24-31 FOR SALE?15 PER CENT INVEST ment In good Real Estate, buslnest property, paved street, excellent renting section; store and flat, clt> water and sewerage; renting at $30( annually; only $2,000. Including lot for quick sale. Owuor pressed foi cash. Title company's guarantee free. SOMMBRVILLE TRUST CO. Inc. 2-23-31 FOR SALE?LICENSED SALOON; splendidly located. Address Sa loon. Dally Press office. 2-19-Gi FOR SALE?BIGHT ACRES OF good truck land, with six acres ol fine oyster ground, dwelling anc out bouses; southern exposure; twenty miles of Hampton, or New port News. Price $1,000. Apply t< 118 Armlstend avenue, Hampton Va. 2-7-lm. FOR SALE?ONE GOOD SCHOON er. oyster skiffs, and outfit iu first class order and 12.000 bushels o! planted oysters. 29 acres of good oyster plan ling ground In Warwici River, one fourth Interest' In 4J acres of good natural oyster rocli In James River. Apply A. R. DAW SON, Mcnchvllle. Va. 1-29-lm. FOR 8ALE?FARM. CITY AND 8U burban properties of all k'nda; nlst lots at Pine Beach. See us before you buy. STEWART * MID GETTE. 133 Twenty-fifth streeL 1-13-tf. LOTS FOR SALE OR LEASE IN ALI parts of the city. Call and gel prjoes. OLD DOMINION LANE CO.. Hotel Warwick building. A Young La Who wlshts steady employm ?a?y work, earning $6.00 to 91 today. Leernara paid while ui Newport N American ', TMrty-foilHh ?tr#** and Vlrj FOR RENT. i KOR RENT?SEVERAL SUNN Y rooms; light, heat, and bath; with board. Apply 3208 West avenue. It FOR KENT?ROOM. Apply 2608 West Ave. 2-24-0t FOR RENT?FRONT ROOMS WITH board; very desirable. 119 33rd SI. 2-24-2t FOR RENT?FURNISHED ROOMS for gentlemen. 129 31st. 214121 FOR RENT?POOL PRIVILEOE. IN eluding tables and also news stand privilege in Pocahontns Hotel. Ai> ply in person to T. L. Ear rar. Presi? dent. 2-20-tf FOR RENT?MY RED ROOF COT tage on The Boulevards. Apply to J. O. ROBINSON. 1-22-tf. SPECIAL NOTICE. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE LAT est Sheet Music by coming and hearing It at Lyric Music Co.'s 2-24-lt NOTICE?DR. R. R. CLARK HAS moved his office, and Infirmary from ;il0 Thirtieth street to Caf fer's stable, office 'ph?pne No. 1; residence 'phone No. 39. 2-19-1 mo BUY YOUR OYSTERS, CLAMS AND crabs front us. Try one of our .lamestown Fried Oyster Ixmfs. ca? tered to all parts of the city within one hour's notice. Special atten? tion paid to Oyster Roasts, Suppers and Parties. JONES & EVANS. ?SOfi Huntington Ave. Bell 'phono 479Y. 2-15-lmo NOTICE?FIRE ALARM STATIONS can be had by applying to J. H Wheeler, T. P. Hogan, or at our store free. Both 'phones after the 15th. The Hub Cleaning and Press? ing Co., 211 33rd St. (Academy of Music Bldg). 2-12-tf BIRDS AND GOLDFISH, AMATEUR photo supplies, argo. cyko. and disco papers, hammer and defender plate and ausco films; developing, print? ing aud mounting at. lowest prices. 2502 Jefferson avenue, next Jeffer? son Bank. If. A. B. ABBITT. WHOLES ALE-GRO cer, tobacco, grain and feed. Try our Tip Top Flour. ; Ask your grocer for Van Camp's Corn I 10c; Vnn Camp's Peas. 15c. 10-17-tf. WHEN IN WANT OF SHEET Mil ? sic call on Mr. Wlllln Robertson nt Lyric Music Co.. 3110 1-2 Wash? ington Ave. , 2-2 lit BLUB PRINTING AND TRACING? Guy P. Murray. 829 28t.h BL. City. TRANSFER COMPANIES. OLD DOMINION BAGGAGE TRANB fer; offices C. ft O. Station. 'Phones. Boll. Nob. 401 and 18E. 61t?.. No. 12. UNDERTAKERS. W. E. ROUSE. FOR GOOD SERVICE and fine hacks. 234-236 Twenty-fifth street. 'Phone 61. U. S. TRANSFER COMPRNY". notou row es n sr i. at ss tu? hours. SJSTO f S?.-3(10 HEAP OP HOR8K8 amt 1 IOO IIKAI> OK YOUNG M.OCKY - BUILT ; MUbES, f. to 8 yearn old, weighing BOO to 1,100 pound*, tn be positively Hold, on account of our now motor-wagon system, will be sold atthn rate of W heatl a week. All qood, serviceable I stock, right out ofhard work. Also 30 HEAD ] OK BIO, YOUNG. FAT MARKS, pavement sore, will come sountl In the country. See KUPER INTKNDKNT at COMPANY'S STABLE9-, 688, StS. f>S7 and ?39 WK3T PRATT BTHKKT, Corner Greene, BALTIMORE, MI?. MULES. MULES. MULES. U. H. TWAVfiFBR COMPANY, 100 HKAIi YOUNG MUI-ES, S7S TO ?ISO A 1'AIH 8e? Superintendent at Compnny's Stables, 635. 5U7, 689 \V, Pratt st., cor. Greene, Baltimore, Md. 2 M am dy or Girl, ink, with pleasant surroundings, 0.00 weekly, can do so by applying itfer Instructions. em Branch, Tobacco Co., Inf? Avenue. MMrh.