Newspaper Page Text
United States Senators arid Con?
gressmen Will be Guests ot Sii-pyard Today. HISS EDITH HEPBURN SPOHSOB Steel Derelict Destroyer Seneca, the First Ever Built lor This Govern? ment, Goes Overboard at 9 O'clock This Morning ? Post-launching Breakfast at the -Warwick. Our of Die most distinguished par? lies Unit has over uttcndid a similar event in Newport News will bo pre? sent at the launching oj ihe new steel derelict destroyer Seneca at tfio plant of the Newport Mews Shtplulld lug &. Dry Dock Company at 9 o'clock ibis morning. ,in ijic christening party, which left Washington for this cily last night on the Norfolk & Wash ington steamer, are Assistant Secre? tary of Ihe Treasury Winder, Con? gressman William P< tors Hepburn and Mrs. Hepburn, Miss Edith Hep? burn, who Is to christen the new craft, a number of United Stales senator.-! and several congressmen and tholr wives, and Captain Foloy and Ross and Chi? f Engineer C. Ai McAllister, of the United States Revenue Cutter Service. In all there are .V_' persons in the party. Tho party will be met at Old Point litis morning by captain o. C. Hamlet, U. S. lt. C. S.. who i-i stationed here, and will come to Ihls cily on special cars over the Newport News & Old Point Railway, arriving about 7::p) O'clock. Tho visitors- will go directly to Ihe shipyard and will make a tour or Inspection rf Ihe big plant before HscenMing the launching platform at Hie bow of lite Seneca lo witness Ihe launching. Arter Hie Seneca takes the water, the visitors and and Ihe shipyard of fOcials will go to Hotel Warwick, where a post-launching brea...... will be tendered Ihe sponsor by the ship? yard company. Following lue break last toasts will be responded to by Secretary Winder. Congressman Pet1 eis, Chlor Knglneer McAllister and oilier or the visitor.:. General Mali? nger Walter A. Post will preside OB loastmastcr. In the afternoon tin- visitors will go aboard tho United states revenue culler Apache, which will arrive here rroin Baltimore this morning, and will cruise about Hampton Roads on that vessel. Landing at Old Point, the party will return lo Washington to? night. The launching of the Seneea will be open lo the public and It Is oxpectojf thai hundreds of people from ibis city and Hampton will attend. The van! will not IQ closed, however, the work going on us usual. SHIPPING REPORT. ,\ Tuesday, March 17, 1908. Arrived. Steamer Marie Men/.oll (Oer.) llildi brnndl. New York'?to BoYwInd Wiiite Coal Company in ballast. Steamer Ray City. Keene. New Bedford?to White Oak Coal Company In ballast. Steamer Ray Port, Jensen. Boston ?to White Oa,k Coal Company In bal? last. Steamer William Chisholm, I'erry, Boston?to Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Agency Company in ballast. Arrived Sunday. Schooner fjrscc A- Martin. Harding, Portland?lo New River Consolidate;! Coal Company in ballast. Schooner Harry Messer. Price. New York?to Chesapeake H Ohio Coal and i_ ?' 1 '?' ! Buy Clothes Right < That can be had in I Children's j Suits Nobby I NORFOLK JACKETS gwitli bloomer pants, and straight double breasted suits; from Washington Ave. and 25th 8t. (.'tike Company In ballast. Schooucr Mario Painter, Campbell, Huston?Not chartered. , Merge B.rkuhiro from Boston?to White Oak Coal Company in ballast.' Barge W. II. Connor from Provi? dence?Not eharetred. Cleared. I Steamer Falls of Moness |Br.> Shekletou, Mare Island navy yard. Vallejo. Cel.?New Ulver Con'aolldulOd Coh.1 Company. j Steamer Marie Monzcll (Her.) III! derbrniidt, Fernnndlna, IIa.?Bet wind-White Coal Company. Sailed. Steamers Falls of Moness (fir.) Bhcklclon, Vnllojo, Cnl.; Marie Mon zoll (Cer.i lllldcbrandt. Kerua'ndlna; Oeneaco (Br.) Albretbsen, (from Sa blnc Pass) Liverpool; Bay View, Cum mtngs, Boston lowing barge Ibrlitdiire for Boston. COAL FOR THE FLEET. British Steamship Fall-: tf Moness Sails With Carqo. Willi B.I80 tons of coil aboard, the British steamship Falls of Moness hailed fiem Ibis po t yesterday (or the naval coaling station at the Maro ls j land navy yard. Vallejo. Cal. The , eoal Is consigned to the conim Hid? ing officer of the t'nited States war ! ships In*i be Pacific ami ?ill. be used liy I lie vrssels wlille they arc in and near San Francisco. The cargo Is valued it $IN.7!I2. but when delivered it will cost the navy department nearly $60,000. The steam? er also look 1.7X1 tons of blinker coal In- e and she will not make more ? than one or two stops during tlie voy? age .ludnment Palrt. Judgment having been paid, the suit Of Mr. Hugh N. Page agnlnst the Old [.Dominion Line steamer Ocracoke, has been dismissed in tho United StaUs eotrt at Norfolk. The plaintiff sued I for Injuries alleged lo have been re? ceived while disembarking from Mm steamer at the Old Dominion wharf I In Ibis city, last summer. Mr. Page I wifl awarded a verdict for $1,700. iln Port for Ca vjo. The schooner '!race A. Martin. Cap? tain'Harding, arrived at this purl yes ; tor da}' from Portland. Me., lo load a cargo of coal for the United Stales navel coaling station nt Bradford, R. 1. This will be the second cargo of ?cnl sent lo that station rroni tills port .within the past two months. Steamer Ordered Away. Tho German steamship Marie Man? zell arrived In port yesterday morn? ing from New York, hut later was or? dered lg Fernadlna. Fin., to load ex? ports for Burcpc, it ml slii' stentned for that port. MANY SPEECHES IN HOUSE UNDER SPECIAL ORDER Exhaustive Speech on Financial BMI, Thounh Pena'ori o Were UndT Con3ide ration. fBy Associate* Press) WASHINGTON, D. C. March 17 ? P alse for President Roosevelt, Secre? tary Taft and William Jennings Bryan n'?tt heard in tho House of Represen? tatives today during the general de hate on the pension appropriation bill. The first speaker was Mr. Kennedy, of Ohio, who lauded the President and his policies as well as Secretary T.-ift. who he said, would b'lng glory and prestige to the country as Pres Itient. iAii exhaustive speech In advotacy of the Fowler financial bill was made by Mr. Prince, of Illinois. The other speakers were Messrs. Bur da go of Ar? kansas who criticised the inaction of Ilm present Cong'ess and Mr. Floyd, ids colleague, who urged legislation 'to further regeilate tho trusts. The pension appropriation bill was still the order of business wheu the House adjourned, at 4:48 p. in. GOVERNOR'S SUBJECT WILL BE "VIRGINIA'? Telegram Announces That State's Chief Executive Will Speak At Chamber's Banquet. Dr. Clarence Porter Jones, president of the Chamber of Commerce, re- ( reived a telegram yesterday from Gov nrnor Swanson. in which the governor , reiterated his acceptance of an invita? tion to bo present and speak at the! chamber's annual banquet at Hotel' Wnrwlck Friday evening, and an-' noun'ced that his suDJcct would b3 "Virginia.' Judge W. II. Mann nlso has unti? led the cntortalrrmeut coniniltteo that he will .speak at (lie banquet. Judge .Mann as accepted an Invitation, hut it was not known whether or not he ( would speak. . To Prevent a Flood. . A well known Philadelphia rector. I having a parishioner of great fluency j of speech and also somewhat nddtcted to profanity, considered It his duty to' talk to the man about his fault. Tho man listened for a while respectfully! and then replied seriously: "I know1 it is a bad linbit. but. you see, my words flow so rapidly that I have to throw In a 'dam' now and then to prevent a flood.?Llpplucott's. Mrs. Newly wed-Doctor, that bottle of medicine you left for baby is all gone. Doctor?Impossible! 1 told you to giVe him a tcnspoonful once an1 hour. Mrs. Newly wed?Yes, but John' and I and mother and the nurse have] to each take a leaspoonful. too. In or'| der to induce baby to Lt'eo it. UPSGOMB ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE Warw'ck County Jory Tekes Snort Time to React) Ver? dict In Case. , KILLED TOG * Ml THIEF Accused Testifies That He Only Shot to Sea. e Jui<us Hardy, Whom He Caught Stealing Potatoes?Horse Thief Pleads Guilty and Gets Ten Years in Penitentiary. i In itlO Circuit Court Of Warwick county yesterday afternoon, the Jury returned a verdict of "not guilty", in the case of JunillS A. Lipscc.nib. a voting farmer who lives nt 1 tili? Thir? ty-first street, this city, charged with Ihe killing of Alllc Hurdle, a young negTO. The ease was the first taken up whin Judge Tyler roconvond tho court yesterday mo iling and It was out only a short while. Li|iscoinl) shot Hardio with a shut gun on tho night of October 11 and It ho n^gro died nine days later. The ! hooting followed repeated thefts of potatoes from the LlpscOmh farm, Jest rast or Ihe city. On the nigh! or the shooting young Mpscniub was lying in wall fo- the robber, having relieved his father only a short I line before Hardio appeared on the farm with .,n hamper basket. The young man slated on the Mind yesterday that when llardlc began filling Ii'? basket with potatoes ho i called to lilm and Ihe negro ran. '. Paving tin- bAakot behind. Determin? ed to Inc'caso the frlghl of the cul? prit the young m'an fired the, shot cull, lie drcltrrd that he had no lldea of striking the negro, but the entire load of the gun entered the ?negro's hip. ? Young Llpscotnb's father and his partner, a Mr. Htnnpn, were the only (.ihe- witnesses for Ihe defense. The witnesses for the prosecution were Hie rather and sister or the dead tint 11 !-,nd a negro named Jim Bast, None rT them saw the shooting but test)Bed ?o Ihe r?ct that the hoy wns shot. Pr. W.R.Hoslilns, the attending physl ?iclsii, testified ns to the nature of the 'wound and the fact that It produced I' lie di ,iib of the man. ! Attorneys W. It. I.ott and A. ('. Peachy, of this city, appeared for the ?defense, and Commonwealth's Attor? ney WIlCOX conducted the prosecu? tion. i l.ono Term for Horse Thief. [? Pleading guilty to the charge of ? horse stealing and throwing himself j on thr mercy of the court, Jim Rob? inson, a negro, was given a ten years' reutence in the stale penitentiary hy Judge Tyler tit the afternoon session < f the court yesterday. Robinson stole a horse from Thad? dens Freeman, a negro farmer, in 1 lor.dfleld several mouths 'ago. He trok <ke animal to Hampton nnd at iemptcd to sell It to Mr. R. C. Lee, a grocer, of that place. Suspecting that Iho horse had been stolen, Mr. l.ee i detained the neg'o until lie could no l!fy Sheriff Curtis. Robinson was nr i 'Slid by Deputy Sheriff Curtis and v as later turned wer to the Tllood li'Id authorities. Handsome silver service j for cruiser montana Stae Will Make Magnificent Present to I Its Namesake, Which is Build? ing Here. I As a gift from the state whose n,ime she bears, Ihe new till 11 Od Slates ? armored cruiser Montana, which Is n-arlng completion at the plant of the New-ports News* Shipbuilding ts I Pry Dock Company, Is lo receive, a I magniflclcnt silver service soon after she goes iulo commission early this summer. The date and place for the presentation ceremony have not been llxod, It is probable, however, thn' the service Will be presented to the ! officers of tho cruiser in Hampton I Roads: i The tforvlcc was designed and made by Reed & Hart on. manufacturing jewelers, of N'i W York, anil will lie de? livered at Helena, the capital of Mon? tana, next month. I Historie, scenic ami Industrial fen Irres of Montana are llluhtralcd l.'y typical scenes and pictures which en? ter into (lie design. The massive i ervlce bears the seals of the statt! and the navy department, and Ih'l slate flower, tho bitter root. Is in corpol-atcd in much of the detail of the ornament. Made of silver from Its Montana mines, the gift comprises of I lire v pieces: Large punch Iwwl and pla? teau. :;o crystal cups mid ladle, pair or candelabra, pair or cpmpprllors pair of sandwich trays', pair of fruit baskets, pair of serving trays, pa'r of bottle holders, coffee urn und cl>' gar box. Kach cud <?f Hie large punch howl1 i.. carried out Into a decorative form shggestiy'c or the prow- or the vosacl on which Is poised an eagle standing guard over the Shield or tin- United States worked In enamel. On tho front of the main body h pleture of tho cruiser Is etched with a heavy ribbon scroll nliove, bearing in rollet tho luscvripliou, "U. S. A., Montana, A. D., 190SV and ??ovo dint aro the cross rings of tlio United State* an I tho state of Montana worked in en? amel. On tho rovers.' side of the howl In the panel Is a plcturo of the stale house In Untie. Montana. Thla service undoubtedly Is one of tho handsomest ever designed for a warship of the United States. VIRGINIA GROWERS TO FIGHT TOBACCO TRUST Will Pool Crops and Hold Out for Better Price*?To Organize the Farmers. OAXVIIXR, VA.. March 17 in ac? cordance ?Uli plans adopted here to day, the Bright Tobacco Growers Pro? tective Association ol Virginia, nnd iNorth Carolina, the light ?hieb was begun several years ago minim t the American Tobacco Compaii) will In* \ Igorously continued. Money waa raised and committees appointed lo wage a campaign for hel? ler organisation among the farmer-:. The plan of the association is to pool lOtmcCO and llOltl until prices II Mil by the association con i" secured, Ithus abollvhlug the prOBeitl method of scllius at auction on the warehouse Honrs. Addresses were made by President It. O. Kern.I. Internate Organizer S. It. Adams and others. The speaker touched on the deeds .of the ??night riders" in Kentucky, Jwhlcb wni described as deplorable, .'nit brought about by condition;. I which bad become almost unbearable. I They put. themselves on record as I opposed lo violence hero and urged permanent organisation and coopera? tion a,; tlie means of securing bette" prices. Three hundred dolcgati s nttoudod 1 the meeting today. MINERS WANT TO LYNCH TWO ITALIAN MURDERERS Stabbed to Death Two Americans Dur? ing a Quarrel Over an Alleged Debt. ICI.KIXS. W. VA.. March 17. -Sur rounded by a posso of miners thirst? ing for revenge for the murder of two of their members, two Italians, I Joe and l.owbf Ferro, are In danger of being lynched tonight Walter Fogg and <i. \V. Avoid, miners employed by the Davis col? liery at Copen, were stabbed ami shot to death last night, following u dis? pute over a bill. Fogg and Avord denied owing the bill to the Kalians und a light followed. Fogg was slabbed seven times and Avord was slabbed tt\roo times and shot twice. Tlie as-salhiuts made their escnpe hi fore the associates .of the victims organized. The posse ran? sacked Hie bills and the neighbor? hood of Collen all last night without avail, but leaders believe they closed j in on tlie Italians five or six milieu j from Cohen today. A Wise- Photographer. A photographer who was obliged to move from his old quarters selected U file between a millinery establishment 1 and a beauty parlor. I "A place uf that kind is the most profitable location In the world for a I photographic studio,'.' lie said. "Most women leave the milliner nnd the halr ! dresser looking particularly well groomed. While In that state of phys? ical perfection I? seems a particularly propitious time n> be photographed, nnd If there Is an artist near they step right la and give him a sitting."? N'ow York I'res?. A Sicilian Child's Amuliti. In Sicily old time superstitions are still genernl. The constant dread of the peasantry is the evil eye, and all wear charms In ward It off. When a child Is born four amulets are hung almut Us nook a little born of coral, a cockleshell, n key nnd a tiny sack of salt ?the born lo keep sway the evil eye, (be shell for safe keeping, the key to outer paradise and the sail for wls don).?Pclxoltn'N -By Italian Seas." "What would her folks do if she went on the stage''" "Probably slay away from the show."?Cleveland Plain Denier. "the Piano With the Sweet Tone" Buy Your Piano Direct From the Maker. From our I "Finning, over rears ago. wo have never sold our pianos through dealers, but nlwnya from our own ware rooms, located at convenient business centres. Wherever thero Is a STIT3KF store, II Is owned dhd conduct? ed by ("HAS. M. STIHF-F. mak? er of STIKKP and SHAW pi? anos. Dticlil managers and agent ; represent Hie factory only, and sell at factory prices. ? Be sure you get a STIKFF or a SHAW from a factory rcpru :u illative. Our whreroohis for this vicin? ity an- in Norfolk. Roads Glee Clou. URGE AUOIEKCE IN ITIEWHCE Solos by Will?.-im Whiddit, of Norfolk, a Feature ot the Entertainment ? Selection by Dixie Female Quartet Enjoyed. A vory largo and faBhloitablo aiull OIICO of Newport News' munlc lovel - nttonded the grand concert given at the Academy of Miialc last night b> the Hamilton It.mils 0100 t ut '. Baal j toil by Professor William Wall Whhl tin. tif Norfolk, who wflR director nf I music at tho Jamestown Kxppslllon,| land tho Dl\l<> Kemnlo Qtiarlottcj odnt posed of ladles of this city anil ilaniptou. The cpncorl was docldodr ly one of tho most eilJoyablO ovo heard I" this city mm every ono of tho i;i numbers on iho nttractlyoly arranged program ovokpd bursts of genuine ami spontaneous applause from tiu> listeners, The solo.; by Professor Wltjildlt were tho most enjoyable features of Iho hvonhiR's pnlortnimuont, l'rpfo?, dor Whhlilll has a tenor voice of pnat Strength and BWOOtrioas, anil his rendition of Cl?unod'a "Balvn Dimova t'astrn l-V lhirn.*' Schubert.' "Who Is Sylvia." anil D'Hardolot'S "lleonuso" was artistic ami charming. Ho mot ?Ith generous responses from his an lllcnco ami In return fnvorotl the Iioiiko with sovoral cm-ore i. Under Hie leadership of Director William Hamilton, tho Hampton Knuds dec Club rt ndorOd n do-sett beautiful : election.responding to nn encoro sftor each nppoaranoo, Thp singing of iho plub has Improved greatly during Hie past row months. Among Hie selections rendered wen? Adam's "Comrade in Arras," Qolbol'fl "Annie l,nurlc," inrahani's "Lullaby,'1 l.ainotlio's "llreeze of the Night." N.ill's "Donn Yo ("rv Ma Honey," ami Krttgh's "ilurk the Merry Druin is Sounding" "Donn Ye Cr> Mn Honey," was rendered by Mr. Oscar Lehman .',1111 the (ilee Club, Mr. l.oh nian iippoaring In tho role of a darkle of the ante-In Hum days. Thlt; se? lection was one or Iho realities of ihe program, Mr. l.clmiun also ren? dered Verdi's "(Vicstrlul Aldu." The filee Club ipiarletle, compnsed of Messrs. Moore, Jenkins, Payno anil Korker, rendered "Hood Night, Cond Night Beloved," and ihe Dixie Quar tette sang two splpctlons which were received with nianlfeirlatlons of pleat lire und approval by Ike audience. The other nnmpsrs of tlie program were a polo, "Thy Sentinel Am I." by Mr. George Mi Hlo.htor, Jr.. and a selec? tion by Sraltdt's orchestra. At the conclusion of the llrst part of the program, the Glee c nib pre? sident. Mr. Fred Blvlm. Introduced ti Dutchman named Ooildersmldt who came over from Sherman}' lo get 'i Newport New? vegetable for Hie Kali ser. This role was played by Mr. Godfrey Smith, of this city. Arier explaining why ho was here and. when ho was away going, to Dutchman tol l some amusing Incidents about his visit to the local shipyard and all of the amusement had to do w .., mem? bers of Iho Glpe Club, who are em? ployed at the yard. In passing he remarked that be was slaying al the Pdoahontas Hotel ami in that con ncctlop lie told an amusing experience he had lu the rapid change of mana? gers of that hotel. Why Is "o" the noisiest of all the vowels? Because you can t mako a horrid loud noise without It, while nil ihe others are in audible. THE FAMOUS Corner Washington Avenue and 33rd Street. WE SAY WHAT WE MEAN. EVERYTHING SAC RIRCED BEFORE REHOVAL. Mpu's CM tilling, Huyi?, C1 o th i h g, Children's Clothing, at 20c on the dollar. CLOTH IMG CO. J Corner Washington Avenue and 33rd Street. ? ? Double Coupons in Every Package of Piedmont Cigarettes . C Every package of these high-class cigarettes now \ contains [two coupons, and these coupons are woll worth saving. 50 cents in cash for 100 coupons from PIEDMONT CIGARETTES C There is no finer tobacco grown anywhere than the famous fine old tobacco from the Piedmont district?used in Piedmont cigarettes. Sweet taste?fragrant aroma. * Piedmont cigarettes are 10 for 5c PUdmont Cigarette* are packed in TIN FOIL m Capital Dry Goods House Washington Avenue at Thirtieth Streat. Our Spring Millinery Opening NEXT WEEK. FOR PRESENT WEAR?THE NEW MERRY WIDOW TRIM? MED HAT IS ALL THE RACE?WE SHOW THEM IN THE LEAD? ING COLORS AT $2.98. WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LOT OF 1C Button Lenfjth. CHAMOIS GLOVES in the Natural Color? There's a Dly demand for these Gloves?Instead of $3.00, we make the Price $2.48 Pair. THE NEW FANCY STRIPED AND EMBROIDERED LAUN? DERED COLLARS at 25o Eaoh, EMBROIDERED 8ILK BELT8 With Fancy Gilt Buckles at 25c. SPECIAL SALE OF HIGH-CLASS NET AND LACE WAISTS? VERY CHOICE STYLES AT $4.98. NEW FLOOR Has Been Put in at SKATING RIINK 32nd Streel and Washington Avenue. We now offer the public a nice hard-wood (maple) floor, properly put down, for skating. We guarantee per? fect order at all times. Polite attention to all. Special attention to ladies. Ladies taught to skate FREE, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p. m., to H p. m. BOY KIN & PHY NE, Proprietors. You Can Expect Nothing short of genuine satisfaction in tho matter of Laundry Work If you have your work done By us. Wo eater to a discriminating public. Our aim In to give every ono the liest for their money In first-class work, and that wo do not miss it is evidenced by Ilm increasing number of our Satis? fied Customers. Peerless Steam laundry FRED READ, Prop. 3'.!0!) Washington Avenue Newport News, Va. Both Phones 178. KHnBSHHnKnlHBH Who Are Your Druggists If you need unythlng In the Dm:; Line, you will always he on ihe .saf' iride when you buy from us. In pat? ent and Proprietary medicines wi buy mostly direct from manufacturers, ami are in a position to make Ihc very lowest prices. Wo guarantee our patrons the very highest standard in efficiency, cour? teous- treatment, prompt acrvice, and ? very possible effort I hat an ambiti? ous business- house can offer in return for the lilvral patronage of tho pen pie of tho city. We guarantee sal Infection on every article going out under our label and especially call your attention to this Hue because wc know It is good. 'in our Prescription nnd Pharma? ceutical work, we use only Ilm liighcji j tirade standard drug;; and chemicals. Tlie department Is in tho hands of Registered pharmacists exclusively, and prices as low as Is consistent with safe btislhctrg method;. J. C. (lorsucii & Co. DRUGGISTS The Original Cut>Rafe Drujj Store. Belt Phons 3U3. Citr ? Phon? 301.