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IS "piG ITSELF' Regular Meeting of lower Branch Turns tr.to a "Knote" Convention". ATTACK UPON CITY OFFICIALS President Jones and Mr. Harris De? clare That Newport News Is "Pun? ning Itself" and That Fault Starts at the Top?Little Business Or Calendar. Having disposed Of the very few mailers of business en the calendar in about fifteen minutes, tin- common council last night resolved Its regular monthly meeting into u sort of ''knockers' convention," The city Officials, everybody In general and nobody In particular, furnished a sub? ject for the Informal discussion, which consumed about an hour of Spare time and lasted until Messrs. West ami Cox and one or two others began to Insist upon n motion to ad? journ. President V). S. .Tones linheathod hi;-, hammer after Clerk Iludelns had road a report upon the committees which failed to meet during the past twt) months. The president opened by saying that the connetlmOn wcro' not displaying enough Interest In com inlttee work and then went on to de? clare that no one was paying proper attention 10 the city's affairs; that the fault began with the head of Hie oily government and slopped al the foot, or words to that effect. Inci? dentally lie remarked (hat there were too many city offices; that some of them should he consolidated. Mr. Harris followed (he president nnd endorsed what lind been said. He declared that the elty was simply ??running Itself nnd that while some of the officers were efficient, others were Utterly worthless. Mr. Christie had a word or two to say. his prin? cipal complaint being that the city attorney does' not attend committee meetings. Before the body adjourned. Presi? dent Jones spoke again, reiterating what he had said before und adding that the city is employing four doc? tors to do work which should be dono by one. Fund for the Mayor. During the discussion, the president paid that he was of the opinion that a small fund should he placed at the disposal of the mayor of use in emer? gencies. He went on to say that there are times when It Is very neces? sary to spend a little money In hand? ling the city's affairs when there is no time to get an appropriation, lett? er a resolution appropriating $2">o to be placed at the mayor's disposal was offered and adopted. Little Regular Business. There was very little regular busi? ness on the calendar. Several com? mittees had failed to meet and there wns practically nothing from the board of aldermen, as that body failed to hold Its last regular meeting. A resolution from the flredemart ment and water committee, tender? ing Superintendent of Streets S, .T. llnrwood a vote of thanks for his Work in repairing all three of the city's fire engine houses at a cost not exceeding two-thirds of the low? est bbl for repairing two of the houses, was unanimously adopted. Fire Chlof Stow made a l.Tlef stntoniont to the effect that the engine houses had been overhauled and repaired thoroughly and were in excelh nt condition. An ordinance appropriating $<ioo to cover the balance duo repairing the engine houses could not bo acted upon because only ten members were pres? ent. Those attending the meeting were: Cheadle, Christie. Cox. Davis. Harris. Kelluin,' Morgnn. Wallace, West and the president. The Kind Dad Wears: Stetson As the youngsters prow, ami learn for themselves 6 just how necessary tjuality and skill are to a pood hat, they will follow in Dad's headsteps. Every Stetson Be/ire tho Stetson Name Si tart* iht Stoion in ill soles-Son si.il Dtibr. ? Wertheimer & Co. 20th street and Wnahlngton avenue and 2206 Jofferson ave. BIRD FLIGHT. 8omo Curious Facta About the Size of Wings and Dodies. In tli<> attempt t<> discover some uni? versal law of bird lllgbt scientists have disclosed concerning it unmoor of spo vies a most puzzling paradox, perhaps the most mysterious of I he enigmas that the subject present!. It is thnt in a number of birds and Insects the size of the wings decrease-; In proportion to the Increase In size id- the body of the i Hying creature. The Australian crane, for Instance, weighs over :;no times | more than the sparrow, but in propor tion has only one-seventh the wing urea of the smaller bird. This curious fact Is equally striking if we compare birds with insects. If the gnat were Increased in size until It was as large as the Australian crane mid if tin- wings of the insect were 1 enlarged to maintain the proportion I they now bear to Its body they would be about 150 times larger than tho ; crane's. It requires B.CCI square feet of wlug area per [found to H?ht the bank swnl- ? low, but to sustain the tawny vulture, I n monstrous bird In comparison, re? quires only .US of n square foot of whig surface per pound of body. The j nlbdtross, weighing eighteen pounds. , has a spread of wing of eleven feet six inches, while the trumpeter swan, weighing twenty-eight pounds, baa n j spread of wing of only eight feet. Tho j stork weighs eight times more than ' the pigeon, but In proportion lias only half as much wing surface.?Every- ' body's Magazine. i PALFREY FOR DINNER. I _ It Was Net HorBOfleoh, riuw"v.r. Thnt Dr. Johnson Ato. Dr. Johnson In his Journal mentions the Interesting fact that he bail on a certain day bud "palfrey for dinner." ( Now. these three words have caused nut a little trouble to the critics, and for this reason, that they know not . what palfrey really Is. It has been sugges ted that palfrey Is a clerical er- J for made by the doctor himself for pastry, but the doctor wrote so legibly i and thcro Is so much difference bo- | tween tlie words palfrey and pastry I that this position la tod at all tenable. | Palfrey is dclllteti In Johnson's cole bratet) dictionary as "a small borne lit for Indies," und some have thought that the doctor (Whose feats ns 0 I trencherman were notorious) limy have broken a record on the day In question nml disposed of a small horse. All ' . these Ulld other conjectures ore wrong, j and we will proceed lo give the correct i explanation. The word palfrey (sometimes pom frey by tho Interchange of 1 und mj Is still in use among the rustics of Scot-1 1 lnml and the north of Ireland mid ' means young cabbages when they llrst ] come to table In the spring, Such onb- , bilges have not begun tof"ctoso'' or be- I como solid tit the center. They are generally spoken of us "early pumfrey" and are considered n luxury. Dr. John? son probably picked up the word from his friend lloswell or from some other Scotch acquaintance. ? London Notes nnd Queries. A Good Mcdiclno. ) Laughter i>ot only gains friends, but It's n good medicine -keeps the eyes bright, the lieiirt light and Increases the number of red corpuscles. Per? haps that Is the reason one rocs so few fashionable people laughing. They aro cultivating blue blood. A matt who was very 111 wits visited by his doctor, one of those lugubrious creatures, about ns cheerful us a tomb? stone, lie assumed the properly de? jected Sir and inquired of the sick moo where Ids friends were In ense they need be notified and asking If he hud any hist request. "Yes, one," the patient uuswered fee? bly. ' "What Is it?'' "I wish I had another doctor."?St. Louis Republic. A Curious Embrocation. Rattlesnake oil Is preserved and pre? pared very carefully for use as a ltyii ment in some parts of the world. Rheumatism und sore Joints are the ailments In which It ts chiefly em? ployed. The fat Is taken from the dend reptile and laid upon a cloth In ! the hot sun, from which the filtered oil drips Into a Jar. From fenr that the reptile may be bitten Itself the clear oil is tested by dropping n por? tion of it into milk. If It floats In one globule It Is regarded ns unaffected. If It breaks Into beads and curdles the milk it is Judged to be poisonous and thrown away.?Montreal Standard. The Poor Cot. A young wife called her husband on the telephone to tell him u tale of woe. In tear choked accents she said: "That you, dearie? Well, you know that love? ly chicken pie I made you-that horrid old cut came lu and ate it up before I could stop it." He answered, "Never mind, darling; I'll get you another cut." Hio Symptome. "Maybe that boy of yours will be famous some day," said the friend. "I shouldn't bo surprised," answer? ed Furnier t'orntossel; "be does like to wear curious clothes an' say things that sounds more surprlslu' tlmu sensi? ble."?Washington Star. ' Her Discharge. "Why did you leave your lust placeV" "Sure, I worr discharged for donV well, mum." "Discharged for doing well? Why, where were you?" "I worr In the horspltal, muin." London Answers. Prosperity tries the human henrt with the deepest probe and brings forth tho hidden character.?Xucltu?. PRAIRIE IN THE ROADS Rhode Island tat Ha on Board Auxiliary Cruiser. MILITARY PROGRAM FOR WEEK* Aitillcry, Cavalry and Infantry M.v nocuvei" on Lee' 'Parade Daily Some Special Events Scheduled for the Next Week. (Front a staff Correspondent). | JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION, 1 :\ The United States auxiliary crnls or Prairie with Iho Rhode Island Stale naval mllllia aboard, Is :>t ate, ehor tiff tbu Exposition grounds The men will spend a good deal of their tlmo ashore lomorrowi nnd Thursday the cruiser will sail for the Southern drill grounds off the Capos for tar? get praetiee. Commander William C. HllflS. of fCnst Providence, Is in command of the vessel. | Natonal Temperance Day. The Superintendents and Workers: Conference <>i the American Artll-Sa loon League will mocl at the Exposl tlon Sept. 11-10. The National Meet? ing of the An'l Saloon IxVlgUOH Will| follow the Workers Conference Sept.. 1C.?1!? and on the 20th National Tern-; nornnco Pay will he observed at the Exposition. Among the speakers reir. the National Temperanee meeting will he Hon. George W. Trlckelt. of Kansas on the 16th: Governor Qlonnl of North Carolina on the lRth, and Governor Hnn'.ey of Indiana on the 19th. Other Bpoi'tcrfi Will be Hev. O. K. Stark or Kvanston 111., the most famous Swede speaker In Amorlcn. and Senator Cafinaek of Tennessee, (hi National Temperance Day. Rev. George It. Stuart. Hie famous Ten? nessee evangelist ami Mrs. Nannie Curtis, the orator from Texas, will bO among the list of speakers. Warhinpton Retail Grocers. The Retail Grocers' Association, of Washington D. 1,000 strong, with their ramllles win visit the Rxnosl tlon next Monday. September 9. This will be tho first time in It history of the association that it has made any trip away from home oni its summer outing fitither than the small summer resorts In the immedi? ate vicinity of Washington, The trip win be made via the Po? tomac River ami Chesapeake Ray on I the steamer. St. John, and the part; | will arrive In Sunday night. I The grocers probably win bo ne> conipnnled on the nip by the Mecca bees ami RechabitCB, of the District of Columbia. .1. F. Schneider. Ihe presliloili?of the association lias communicated with the Kxposltion officials, and September a will he '.'Retail Grocers Day" as well as Rcchahltc Day ami Red Men's Day. M.litary Program. The program of military exercisesI en l.ee Parade for the remainder of, thl:. week is announced as follows: Wednesday?Regimental drill by I Twenty-third Infantry from S to 0 a. in Drill by llattery II Third Regi? on nt. Field Artillery, front to f,:P?; p. m. Parade Second Squadron, Twelfth Cavalry, r, to 0:40 p. m. Thursday- -llattallon drill by Twon ty-thlrd Infantry, from s to'9 a. in. Rtview-of all the troops at :, p. in? to be followed by a drill by flattery I'. Third Regiment Field Artillery, I Friday?Drill by Second Squadron, Twelfth Cavalry, from S to 9 a. in. Regimental parade by Tweutv-thlrd Infantry, at .". p. m. Saturday?Inspection. Battery D Third Regiment Field Artillery, at 8:l? p. m. Drills by other organiza? tions should they arrive. Should tho weather or the condi? tion of tho parade ground prevent holding any exercises at Up. time up pointed It"will be omitted for the day without further notification. Wouldn't Lose Two Days. A young man who dropped Into tho recorder's office for a marriage license, I Uniting that a license had Just been is? sued containing the name of the young lady who was to figure In the docu? ment sought, purchased Ids license all the same with the name of another girl Inserted. That was his day for getting ready to be married, and he didn't propose to let small mnttcrs bar lite way.?Kansas City Journal. Wood'? Gm?? ond Clovor Sports Best qunlitio? obtainable.; l?lsike Clover is increasing in popularity every? where, it stands both the cold of winter und hot, dry weather in summer better than Red Ulover, is surer of getting a stand, nnd lasts for several years from the one seeding. Write for Wood's Dosorlptlv* Catalogue giving our customers experience with Alsike and oilier Grosses and Clovers. You rest and improve your land, and rest yourself, by put? ting lields down in permanent clovcm and grasses. Catalogue mailed free. Prices quoted ou request. T. W. WOOD & SONS, Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va. SHIPPING REPORT Tuesday, September 3, 1907. Arrived. Steamer l.eaVu'lor (Nor). Kallevlf, New Vork-r-to lb r.wind White Con I Company in ballast. Steamer Kverildn (Hr.), Itnrker, Colon to Herwfnd-Wlilto Coal Com pnny in ballast. Steamer tiuir of Ancttd dir.), Kill tall, Port IngUs? to Wliltc Coal <,.>ut pan) tor blinker coal. Steamer liny Stale, Stichlern, Hos? ten to white oak Coal Coin pa nj in ballast. Stt .itner llnvensornlg, Johnson, Providence- to Warren \- Monks Coal Company In ballast. Schooner William II. Ycrkea, Wndt'i Portland- to Warien & Monks Coal Company in ballast. Schooner Kli/.a W. Clnrke from New York -to ClioBapeako >N; Ohio Coal ft Coke I'otnpany in ballast. Marge I lodger from Hosten to Wlilte oak Coal Company in ballast llnrgt Iowa from I lost on to dies Bjieake ,v oiilo Con) Agency Com? pany in ballast. Cleared. Steamer Gulf of Anctid tiir.i. Nut tail. Mhdhnm? Furnesa, withy a> Compeny, I.td. I large New York for Providence - Chesapeake & Ohio Coal & Coko Coinimny, IktU'.i Pottsvlllo for Hosten ChCB' apealec ft Ohio Coal Agency Coin pony. Sailed. Steamers Cnyo Maneanlllo (Mr). Cowdy, lletalnborg; Rgor (?",er.) His fi< hi Copenhagen; Corlnthln (IlrV)i Storm, Porhandlnn, Schooner Harriot C. Kerltn, Coeh ran, Nowbu'ryiKirl (and anchored In upper Itoads.) DON'T DRINK Only I.i'iunr Cum Institution In Amrrii-nncml iiiK in r. itiiInr liutpitnl tr. Aim. lit to tlio putient'n nemo NO DANGEROUS DRUGS OR HYPODERMICS Hosjilt?l Trentmnnl, $00.00 liicluiltn? n cure. Ixunl nnil room Homo Trtattnsnt - S'iO.OO VVrlto to ua about llda PERFECTED LIQUOR CURE CO ItOT.riTAI. AND ' : '. i it ', i. Oi l ices GREENSnoRO, N. C. On.'.hum II. Qostkr, Mrdl.nl Director li. f. renc,-. Grvoiutiorc Noliuiul llmk patches for Boys and Girls Soon they will he going away to school a id watches will be a necessity. In girls watches we have reliable time? pieces in silver and gold from $7 to $40. For boys we have stout Elgin and Wal tham watches from S7.5? to $50.00. J. R. Sprague Manufacturing Jeweller illlllMllliailWIIIillllllllllH IIIIIIIMIIIIIIIII The Jefferson Ave Shoe Store. We are mow closing out all SUMMlOIt SIIOHS at great? ly iiBDUCRD PRICES. A com? plete line of ladles and gentle? men's Oxfords. In all leathers to select from. See Our Window Display. The H. D. Balfiance Shoe Co. W. B. THOMAS, Mgr. 2408 Jefferson Avenue, between 24th and 20th Street. 23rd Semi-Annual Dividend Paid July I, 1907. WE'VE MADE A RECORD. DIVIDENDS P/\ID, . $ 60,000.00 CONTINGENT FUND, 7,581.76 RESOURCES, . . . 158.832M \h tho record of The Mutual Home & Savings Association of Newport News, Vitqir.ia. (Orgtmutcd January 18, IM" ) "THE DIVIDEND PAYER." Block in lit la Association offers Um iK'Ht i n .ii? I<? investment. Paid lip stock shares. $11111.011 nach; certificate-, laauml on receipt of face value. Divi? dend? six per centum, pal.I muni ?an? nually. Stock Withdrawable at Face Value at Any Time. WM. C. STUART, Gen'l Mgr.. first n/uiaiiAL baiik dldo. Fine Stationery Lends lone to your business and oroates u favorable impression. Wp make good impres? so >hh <ni stationery at prices consistent with good work. Wh tuny tlie following well known brands of paper* Bonds: Uonsatonio, Harrington, Danish, Cambria, Carthage. Kbit Writing: Windsor, lvanhoo, Palo Alto, and Kivernide. Engraving; We represent oho Of the best engraving houses in tlio United States, and gtinrauteo quality and prompt delivery* OUR SPECIALTY: All kinds of Com. meroial Printing. Warwick Printing Co. (Incorporated) 'ill Twenty-fifth Street. Boll Phone,..No. 1^8; PUBLIC SCHOOL OPENING. The Public. Schools of tin, city will lie open for the admission ol pupils Monday, September 9. Pupils In at tr ndnnce last .Juno will report promptly at 9 o'clock for enrollment and aaalgnmont of text hooka for the term. AM other pupils will ho ad milled at 10 o'clock provided the par ent or guardian accompanies them. New pupils must lie ut least seven (7) years of age, nnd must show physician's certificate of successful vaccination before they can he en? rolled in the schools. Non Resident pupils Will be Bd tnltted upon the payment of the usual tuition fee. nine (9) dollars for the primary nnd grammar schools, nnd twenty five (2".) dollars for the High School, provided, that no resident pupil Is thereby deprived of a seat in the schools. All parents or guardians should see thai their children are promptly en? roll -d the first day of the cchool term. W. C. MOnTON. Superintendent. 8-.10-:it. Thames Bridges. Twenty four bridges span the j Thames within the limits of London. Electric Light Power! Tho neat and ennapest. Sen ns about connecting your building. Unto, 10c per 1,000 watts, subject to our usual lornis und discounts PURE ICE MADE OF DISTILLED WATER?COLD STORAGE. Citizens' Railway. Light & Power Company. Power house nnd ptant, Twenty firth Btreef ami Virginia, avenue. Of? fice, Thirty-first and Washington ave? nues. Both 'phones. No. 15. Night "phone, No. 408. CltlzonB. After othir? fiil.thsGirmanTrmromtlitlisofiiycufi Pr9f.0.F.THEEL,527?|f. mtuUlpklc f.. MtU I., ?i..h..- .r,l." !>..!; ti.r IW SV. .1.11.1 1. ' i..11. '??!.*? i H;- lii-tin '?1, i Autumn wltli Its round of calls, dances, theatre parties und social func? tions suggest- tho nentl of your Laundry being properly Lnun dred. Have your work done by the top notch of your city; best work guaranteed. Hotel Warwick REST BY TEST. rioth 'Phones No: 10.