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Imprecllcable to (flake Re?uc Ion
In Expenses, Seys finance |
Bell Company Will Have to Pav $500 |
in License Tax Under New Ordin
once?General Tax Levy Fixed at
$1.20; School Levy at 20 Centn ? j
Work Almont Completed.
Cjottclmilng Ilia* h would be utterly
Imptdctloahlo in redueo Hie a|init?|irl
iii inn for ihe police dopurlmonl for
the coining (Iscnl your. Ihe finance
committee or the council km night
llx<M upon $2il.CSn iih Hl?- amount In
ii.O Kt aside Iu the now budget for
this department. This Is just what
the appropriation wns inst year, and
curries out the r>rommo'ndntloii of
tho hoard of cnmmlsslnnots, Wllh the |
exception or two lt<ms, Ji'Oo for tin |
additional detective nnd $20 ndileil to
the Incidental rund, which were.
Stricken out.
Tile police ilep.irliueul was illa
ctinntdi ni length when the flnniieo I
committee met last night to continue
Its work on the budget" and license i
tn\ ordinances, Attending tin- meet?
ing were Chairman J. Winston Read,
Messrs. West, Divis, Ford und Roh- I
Inson nnd Dr. IlosKlns.
Everyone, especially Messrs', Robin?
son. Davis, and Mr. D. C, Jones, pre.il- ?
liltht oi' the comm.in council, desired
to have the appropriation cm down.
It was apparent, however, that no re?
duction conld ho ni idi> Wllltoul re?
ducing the tttiinher of police nun by
cutting on* some of ihe bents or
lengthening- the bouts of duly, or hy
reducing the pay of the men. A ma?
jority of the coinmlltnrmcn would not
agree to do any o( these things .there?
fore the appropriation was not chang?
License Tax Ordinance.
The commit be concluded its work
on tTio budget, and the license tax or?
dinance Is completed except for sec?
tions relating to si reel railway and
lighting cotnpnulca. These sections
will lie considered next Friday night,
. March 27, at which lline the commit*
tie or tjte Merchants' Association will
he heard from nsnlti.
Aftci! Telephone Companies.
Telephone companies wore glVOti a
considerable share of attention. The
llcenso tux on telephone com panics
is now $100. It was decided to make
Hie lilies In Ihe new ordinance a., fol?
Companies charging not more than
$2 for residence 'phones and not mot-.;
I'll.ui y\ for business phones. $1110;
Companies eluuglng not more than
fg.flfl for residence 'phones and not.
more than $ I for business 'phoni s,
Sfioo; companies charging In oxcoaa
of 12.50 for residence 'phones and ill
oxceps of $1 for business 'phones,
? I ,T>0fl.
According to the rates now charged,
ihe Citizens Company will pay $100
license lax, and the Bell company
$500. An inouiise in rales would
mean an increase in license tnx for
either company. In addition to (he
tax mentioned above, each company
pays .10 cents fcr each pole It has on
tjlo city's ; I n ets.
Piivntc Banks Unchanged.
It was di e led to allow the license
on private banks to remain nt $500.
The tax on lawyers, doctors nnd other
professional nun was reduced front
sin to jr..
The section requiting boot blacking
establishments to pay a license of
$2.50. was changed so as lo require
each imokblnck catrying u Ik?x to
paoi- 50 cents, and estnblishhments to
pay ?O nuts for the Hist chair ami $1
for curb ai'dltlonnl chair.
Ceneral and School Levy.
The general lax lew was fixed at
$1.05 on tneh 1100, nn.l the school
levq at L'o cents on VI00.
The coriUnittesmeh agreed Hint a
levy -at 'JO cents on $100.
furnish enough money to conduct the
schools throughout tlte year, and a
call f ont the school board for a spec?
ial appropriation win be expect d.
The committee will conclude its
v.vrk and prepare n report for the
council when It meets next Friday
Captain Grant Invites Estimates From
Rids for furnishing fuel coal for
trV United Stales army transport!:
nt this port have l"cn invited by
Captain Frank A. Grant. IT. S. A .
superintendent in charge of the quar
lerrnaster'.t depot here. The bids
Will bo opened on April 20 nnd the
Contract awarded as soon thereafter
tit; practicable. It is expected that
nil of tho local coal agencies will of?
fer estimates on furnishing the coal.
$fi,000.00 to lend at r. per cent, on
real estate In Newport News In sunn
to suit borrowi r. tornia of I to r, years.
Call at onee, or some onn mav be
abend of you. POWELL, TRUST CO.
Powell Trust Go.1
linn moved in i ho handsome
marble front Haul; Building
No, 2012 Washington Avon no.,
ami will do a general hanking
liiintnnsR nnd continue the li?
quidation of tin* Newport
News National,
This hi tho finest banking
house In ih<> city, with every
facility for banking.
Safety deposit box's for
rblil from $1.50 up, per year.
i per ciint. Interosl paid on
time dnnoslln. A portion, or
.ill of your bualnena aollcUed,
Our Real Bslnlo and lusur
nn.lepnrttnont will bo con
llttctl 'I In the rear of the r.ame
2612 Washington Ave.,
Miss Mary Henderson baa been
summoned to Washington. I). C, by
news of thee Illness of her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. I/, Brucp Reynolds
have returned troni a trip to New
York, and Mr. lt< ynohls has gone 10
Hluelleld. W. Va.. when- he Is en?
gaged in business.
mi -i wnartnu, or this city, is vis?
iting friends in lilehnioud.
The Joseph Charles Memorial Clulltl
! grivo' a euchre party at the Klk'n home
ye-teiday afternoon. The prizes were
Iawarded lo Mosdnmos William Gat
nor, AI?- Horwlta ami ll. It. Holmes.
Miss Rlla l.cn bus returned to hot
home in Smlthtletd after spending a
I week with friends In tills city.
Mlv.i ICdlth King lias returned from
Salisbury. .Md.. where she spenl two
Weeks with lelatlves.
Miss Margartt Alll.ion has relurned
from a visit t'o relatives and friends
In Wes-i Virginia.
Miss flrncc Hnldomnni of llnllimorc,
who has been tin- guest of the Misse i
llnldomnn, on Thirtieth street, ro
turned home yesterday.
Misses iqoltl und Mildred Sykes are
spending it few days with relatives
ami friends In Norfolli ami Berkley.
Mrs. William Kit-by and little dau?
ghter, Fannie, are visiting relatives
Miss Florence Shoppord, of Lo<:
Hall. Is Ihe guest of Mrs. It. Leo Davit
on Thirty-fourth street.
Mr. and Mrs. Waller Wynne hav.
arrived from Brooklyn. N. Y., to make
tin Ir homo in this cltv.
Estimated That thee Sum of $130,000
Will be Disbursed Among the
inmates of the Institution.
The lurgesi amount of money ever
paid out nt a quarterly pension in the
Hampton National Soldiers' Home
will be turned loose among the several
! thousand veterans of that Institution
this afternoon.
According to the' plans of Major
John T. Hume, the treasurer of the
Home, the payment of the pension"
will be started about 1:15 this after?
noon and It is expected that by 2
o'clock nil of the men will have reeelv
oil their cash.
It Is estimated thnt about $i:!0.000
will lie paid out in ibis pension.
Mr. Upshur Returns From National
Gra'n Dealers' Convention.
Mr. Walter s. I'pshur. manager of
the Chesapeake & Ohio grain eleva?
tors. Iva a relurned from Washington.
P. C. where he attended a convention
of tho National Grain Dealers' Asso?
Our of the most Impo'lant matters
I before the association was Hi" light
which is being made against the Mc
CitmbCr bill. Introduced in Congress
j for the purpose of putting all exjpor!
j grain Inspections tin ier Fultral s:t
pf-rvls'on. Mr. IJpshtir wa-.t one of Ihe
'members of the association to dls
'eiiKs the bill with See etary of Agrl
(tiliure W'llson.
? The grain men are confident that
they have Succeeded in ninklne It Im?
possible for the McCur.ibcr bill to
' ptss. 1
Some of the charily thnt begins nt
honte renken a hasty getaway.
John Anderson, of (he Steamer
I m line's Crew, Vict-m of
IA*n Were Settlinn a Difficulty in
Forecastle When the Tragedy Oc?
curred? Peter Cosin, the Opponent,
Exonerated liy Coroner's Jury and
Releaced F oin Custody.
During a llsli:- i-ucounl< r wllli Po-I
tor ('<?: In. a iness attendant, on hoard!
tin- Milt SOU Navigation Company's I
now Bteuinshlp Luillne at Chesapeake' 1
k- Ohio coul iliK-u No. 12 yesterday
uio nliig, John Andel son, a sailor of |
lllO stiip's crow, dropped dead. Dr. I
It. It. Gary, the city ooronc-. conduct
oil a posi-mortem uxninlnutlon an ?
round thai ileijih had resulted from ant
lit lack of Henri fqlHire, Which was
supposed have heen brought on by
the oxcllemenl and exertion incident
lo the struggle ?
Justice of the I'eai-e llotiry Jones,
acting as coroner, conducted an In
iptesl In Itlpodfleld yesterday afle'
noon nnd the jury returned a verdict
exonoratlng Cosin front any hlamn.
i Composing the coroner's jury were
!W. II. Turner, J. Coplnn, P. X. lli-r
|hott, M. W. Ilrown. Jnck Whnley and
(i. Wi'st. Cosin, wlio had liedii ar?
rested iiftcr the killing by Chief Mnil
Isoh, of lhe Itloodlieid force, was le
least d from custody hnd allowed to
return to the ship.
Three Witnesses to Fight.
There were three eye witnesses to
the light, which look place In the'
forecastle, of to steamship. They were
John MoPhorson, Hairy Richardson
lintl Oscar Froggtckson, all members
or the vessel's crew. The witnesses
told practically Hie same story of I lie
nfflilr before die colonel's jury. It
Soomn that Cosin and Anderson had
been on unfriendly terms for several
days and yesterday morning they came1
to blows. After the flghl had been in
progress for several minutes, Anilor
I son droppe i to the deck, apparently
lifeless. The seamen tried to revive
Ihlnt. but were unsuccessful and Cosin
hastily reported the miner to Cnpta'n
Wecdon. masler of the Lurlihe. Med?
ical aid was summoned, bill when the
physicians arrived Anderson was de ad.
! Case Turned Over to County.
I The affair was immediately report-:
led lo the local police, but when he
[ found that the ship was outside of
lite, city limits; Chief Reynold a turne l
tho case over lo Chief Ma-lison. of
the Itloodfleld force.
Anderson lived in tills city several
months in fore signing on the Imr
, lino at Hie shipyard recently. lie Is
survived by a sister, who lives In
Washington, and who has been noli
tlei of Hie denth. The body is being,
i held by the county authorities nwait
j lilg instructions from the sister,
i The l.urllne recently was completed
1 at tile local rhlpy'fd and Is now load?
ing a (High or coal al pier 12 for San
j Francisco. She is scheduled lo snll
! Sunday.
Largest Lumber Plant in City Des
troyed?Loss Amounts to a
Million Dollars.
WASHINGTON. D. C. March 20.?
rCtl8lgher Pros., lumber yard and
about a score of residences in the
vicinity of Seventy-eighth and I'
street!-. Northwest, were destroyed
by fire Which I-volte out about mid?
night in a building recently vacated.
Kreotlmnn's hotpltal was practically
destroyed. Al two a. in., the lire was
under control. 1,038 $500,000 mostly
l'confined to the lumber plant, the bu?
lges t in the city. The grandstand
of the Washington American baseball
for a time was threatened.
Will Study Surgery in the European
Dr. Joseph T. Huston, of (his City,
will go abroad this eomnior to study
RtirgCry In the hospital.: of lue pi hi?
ps 1 cities of England, Scotland an I
I France. lie will leave New York on
'the Dutch steamship Nonlam, of the
Holland-America Line, on June 2-1,
arriving in Holland early in July.
Willie away he will ylsll Paris-. I?n
don, Leeds, England, and Edinburgh.
Ri turning to Liverpool from F.liti
bltrgh, Dr. BuxtOU will return lo New
York on the mnmmottth White star
?Line steamship Baltic, ?irrlcing on
j August tt. Ho will l" accompanied
,on the nil) hy Dr. Itarry D. fldwc
I of Hampton.
I Electrical Epplianceo Valued at $50.
000 to be Di spaaed of.
j The electrical appliances of the
Jamestown Exposition will ho rohl
by the receiver-, of the Exposition
; Company at the ground.-; at noon on
March So. Sealed proposal.-, will be
received up to 11 o'clock on Hie
morning 6f Inc. slid. It Iho bids are
loo low Iho iirotfcrty will be offered
for *nlo in imlilfj auction. Al thi<
nule other remaning poMonnl pro*
poriy ?r the Bxiiwltlon Company will
ho sohl.
Tho electrical iroperty Is consider
??il ili<> most yniiahle of nil or (h?!
personal prope'rtj of Iho Exposition
mill Is expected to bring ngnres
u round $60,000.
(Continued Dm Hist Page.)
lory by imnieilhij tariff reform, tun
l desire io preset what l regard us
conclusive evljhco or secretury
Tan's liiinineBH tdenl with the rjues
Hon <>r corporatlls.
"You will lim; this evidence In :?
government repq <>i iho heurings be
fore the commit'1 of the lloiu-ro of
llepros'ntnttves m insular affairs.
Secretary Tuft is a witness before
tho committee. There was tu iho
chniicr of the danilln Hallway n
provision lliut titjio end of 100 years
the railway BhOlt revert to the Span?
ish government. Thii company had
claims against i United states- for
occupation ol 'I railroad for nine
months. Socroty Tuft ox pin hied
thai he rtttenlptilio .-.eitle this claim
by giving to tlHttllroail a perpetual
franchise. Tho point I d
make is tiii-: -at Secretary Tan
was willing to I'en upon the t-'illi
plno people a ptbtitul franchise and
give io a rnllrotirotnpany tin- power
to bold Ulis: frail.< foi'UVOr.
uTh? trouble Ilm I Secretary Tuft
iqoka at pithllquostloiis from tlio
standpoint of Oman who own and
operate the cotrntlohs which hood
regulation, whits reforms must
come from Ibnsdtd look at the ques?
tion from the shpolnl or Ute ntnss
es of the peopb
"I have lakotjo three Republican
wlio have boomoiil lotted most In
connection Wltjl? Presidency.
"I have, notcludcd Senator l.u
Pollette who liheilcvc, n real refor?
mer and wlio i boldly championed
reform mont.il) I do not mention
htm because ode of his own state
he does not m to have any ln
fluonllnl supprs for the Republi?
can nominal li tul in his own stale
ho has had is year's fight against
corporate In flees. Ilm President
Roosevelt is leader of the reform
sentiment in Republican party and
yet he fnvorftlonal Incorporation},
Secretury ' Is the President's
chosen cnnijo tor the Republican
nomination, behold how biased be
la In favor the corporal Ions ns
ngai?al thofic .Qovornor Hughes,
who Is soolmoa pul in Hie eins*;
Of leforiner^hough the chosen rep
r?uchtntWc V
bei on the lower point or Wheeling I
Island, and according lo the remark- ]
ilde confession of the tri? the crime
was one of the most cold blooded in
the annals of criminal history.
Heimelt Wils killed by Miss SSnhO,
who had recently made up with hint,
She led him to a lonely spot, on the
shore of the Ohio rive: ,* where I he
lime Im>.it him to death and then
threw him lino the river. Tito body
was recovered after ubont one week.
The confession cleared up l lie iiiys
Governor, Congressman and Three
Gubernatorial Candidates Will
be Here Tonight.
Tho governor or Virginia, tho con?
gressman from this district ami all
tliree of the candidates for governor
will be among Hie guests al the an?
nual banquet of the Chamber of Com?
merce, which will be Ilfeld at Hotel
Warwick this evening ai 8:30 o'clock.
Chairman I.. 0, Phillips, of tin- enlor
Inlnment committee, said last night
thai all arrangements for the bntiqilel ;
w-i le completed, and that there was ,
every Indication thai the affair would!
be one of the notable events ill Ihn
annals of I he chamber. i
The president, Dr. Ciareiicn Porter'
Jones, will be toast mas tor, ami the
addresses will be as follows:
?"The Philippines?Their Commer?
cial Value and Their Political llcla
1 Ion lo the United States"? lion. Wil?
liam A. Jones.
"The riar?its Influence In Legis?
lation"?Hon. "William Hodges Muni
"Optimism versus Pessimism"?Rev.
.1. W. Porter. D. D.
"Newport News'?Hon. R. C Rlck
"Virginia"?Hon. Claude A. Swan
s< II. ,
Mayor I lux ton wilt be unable to nt
Itliil Iho banquet on account of ni?
ne .: in his fitnilij' .
Hi n. II. C. Stlintf ami Hon. II ir
ty St. (Jeorge Tucker will be present,
an,| liOtli will be called upon t? speak
Il io I in- , vening is over.
"Way Down East" at the Pastime.
"Way Down East" will be the Ha?
nd., litractloil at the Pastime moving
pi lure 1 heater tonight. This popn
Uvr t'rnma always aittacis large
crowds when presented, and the pic?
ture version is expected to be espec?
ially Interesting. The plav tolls a
simple, but thrilling tab- ,>r life among
the old fashioned rural New England
iclks. Oilier features on Ihe program
s>ranged for tonight are said lo .be
of equal inte'esl.
front-n MfasiiRF*. 10 v? A2r*?*4*ilNC.HES
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Everybody enjoys Grand Union
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[meitt; spend.'lo lime warning th
i public ngAlncni'aticc to Btockliol
| der.; than In ting remedies which
I will Insure tMdlc against oxplol
j tat Inn.
'Why Dcniol? linen use the
Inemorcntic puis tho only party
I siiflleiently larl give hope of site
ycess ami sullMv democratic to
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.Lured Young M Lonely Spot, Beat
) Him to DeaU Ttsced Body
Charit h Cook.
, wlf
A , March ID ?
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With the murder
a young profes
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