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TWO CONVICTIONS FOR
PUBLIC LAND FRAUDS Heavy Fines and Penitentiary Sen. tences Meted Out to Pacific Coast Conspirators. CONVICTION COSTS MUCH MONEY Government Expends One Hundred Thousand Dollars to Tnny Twt> Criminals to Justice?Appeal Taken and Bail Fixed?Two Associates Formerly Had Been Acquitted. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON'. 1) C. Dec. X? Frederick A. Hyde, of Sun Francisco, recently convicted of conspiracy to defraud 'he Halted States of large tracts of land in Oregon and Wash? ington, was today sentenced in the District Criminal Court to pay a fine or $16,M0 and to serve two years in the penitentiary nt hfonndsvllle, W. Vs., the maximum penalty under the law. Joost H. Schneider, of Tucson. Arir., un employe of Hyde, and con? victed with him. was fined $1,000 and sentenced to one year and two months In the penitentiary. Both noted appeals to the District Conn of Appeals. Hyde was released oti $20 000 hail and'Sehnelder on $10,000. Prosecution Costly. The prosecution of Hyde and Schneider, together with John A. Ben? son and Henrv P. Dimond, who were n,-quitted following the Investigation of alleged wholesale irregularities in publ'c deals in the West cost the gov? ernment 1100.000 and the trial occu? pied three months. ALDERMEN DECIDE TO WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY (Continued from Kirst Page). Dr. Hoskins, stated thai, while the tost of the brick samples, conducted at the Say re Bros., foundry and ob? served by him. was not the same test as prescribed by the National Brick Manufacturers' Association, the necessary appliances for such a test being lacking, the test did show the comparative qualities of the brick, and that the Peebles' brick stood a better absorption and abrasion test than the Pennsvlvan'a block or any of the other bricks. Mr. Pearse went on to say that, considering the test and the price, he considered the Peebles' block the best brick offered by any of the bid? dy; s President Jones Not Worried. President D. S. Jones, of the com? mon council, was granted the floor. He said that -Mr. Batchelor. as u: toroey for "he Cleveland company, ha?, earned his fee; that he had stie? ret de.I in creating an enormous Im? pression. Mr. Hatch.do. had refer? red to the ccunc I'a indecision as to the quality of paving material and Its desire to make a trip of inspec? tion. Mr. Jones said that the coun? cil had always beets satisfied on the brick question, and that the trip was oontemrdaled only for the purpose of Inspecting petrolith'c paving, something new. about which the coun cilmen knew nothing. Mr. Jones concluded by saying that he had lived here too long to lie injured by any? thing that Mr. Batchelor night have to say about him. Mr. J. W. Davit wa? next granted the floor. He spoke briefly In regard to Peebles' block, saying that he con? sidered it the best brick material he eoold get. and had been able to bid low on it because the plant is located aa the Chesapeake A Ohio railway and consequently the material could be brought here r.i re cheaply said that Mr. Batchelor's client hal been given a plenty of time n whirn to have an expert comparative test between IVtble's and Pennsylvania b?ck made, and asked why 'he ri-sult of such a lest had not been submitted instead of letters of recommendation. Mr. West's Explanation. Mr West said that he supposed Mr ilatchekr's reference to the pres ence of Mr I?3vi? in one of the ward conferences was meant for the mem bers from the Fourth ward H" ssld that Mr Davis was at one time consulted by members from hi* waM In regard to the question of wha: Htie* should be visi ed to ins|?ert pav fcs-g. He declared that Mr Davis had net been given undue advantage ?s*rer other bidders Mr Rock -represent'ng the Oilbert Csort met ion ('oapin- lowest bid der* cn sheet asphal. psvint. ?poke srieSr. arcing thst the council con rider the laying of sheet a?ThvT and calling attention to the fact that the Sid of his company or. his material. tl.M cants per square vard. ws? very little higher than the hid on brick At tats point Dr Hoxktnv eoaehsi lag ?hat the body had 101. ? off the track" told * s'ory hat ??? th. ,.,.t Hisses and spects'ors to roaring with lascht sr. Mr. Walker moved th?t the ord) sjaarrs adopted by the common eo*n rt| be corrornd u. taj rg If the emmet! should ei'Der take tue word of the city engineer, or else get a new officer. Mr. Maecie? Opinion. City .Attorney Massle was called ">i|m>n to aay whether or not <he coun? cil liarl a right I? award the contract for brick to Mi DavU. Mr Mass*?' siiij that If ihe Pennsylvania block, upon which i lie lowest bid was kiiIi milted, did not meet the test required in the specific*!ions, or If the Cleve? land ronipau) failed In anv way to fulfill the requirements of the adver tlsements tor bids, the council bad the right to award Ihe contract lo Mr Davis. Reference was made to the fact that the Cleveland company, not being manufacturers of brick, did not tile u letter from the manufac? turers Betting fortli how und In what quantities the material would lie sup plied. Mr. Ha! belor asked for (he floor again, and said that this letter was not filed because it contained private information, the price quoted on the brick, but that it ha<| been given to the cliy attorney and would lie made public if the council deemed It necessary. Delay Decided Upon. Mr. W'alkei insisted upon having a vote on the motion to concur. Messrs. West and Read insisted upon a delay In order that they might confer with the Po'irth ward councllmen. Mr, K. Lee Davis, member of the common council, being granted the floor urged that the delay lie granted. Dr. T. J. Sims asked for a hearing, and urged thin Thirty-third street be tween West and Huntington avenues be paved. He protested against the proposal to spend so much money on t Huntington avenue. After more talk, j Mr. West's amendment that the whole ! matter go over until the next meet? ing was carried. Messrs. Walker. VN'es ton und Hoeklna voting nay. Street Railway's Position. Mr. Fl. M. liraxton. counsel for the i street railway companies, was given the floor and he spoke briefly in ref I erence to the street rallwav's posi? tion in connection with the paving. I He said that the company tlid not i have the cash to pay for its share I or the paving, some $18.000, the put? ting in of cement under tracks and I the granlng of tracks, all involving an adltlonal expenditure of some $10. 000 or $12,000, juat at this time, and that he desired to ask 'hat some tir . rangemetit lve made whereby the city would let the contracts tor all of the , pavlug^tlie company giving security , for the payment of Its share at some later date, to be agreed upon. This matter was referred to the highways and sewers and fin an committees, Jointly. How Money May be Spent. J The following figures, taken from a ! tabulated ptatement prepared by the [city engineer, show bow the paving ! money will be spent if the board of aldermen finally concurs in Hie ordi? nances adopted by the common Coun? cil. The Peebles block contract goes to J. W. Davis; (lie block asphalt con? tract to the Washington Asphalt Block and Tile Company, and the con? crete curb and gutter contract to Al SOPj & Pierce. First Ward. I Twenty-sixth street between West and Wtishlng'on avenue's?1,500 yards of usphal: block, ut $2.08; I I.ODO feet of straight concrete curb land gutter, at 411 cents?tidal $3.550. Twenty-sixth street between Wash? ington and Huntington avenues? 1.51S yards of Peebles' block on sand base with grout tiller, at $1.85; 1,000 feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?total $3,238.30. Twentyt/severtth street between West and Washington avenues? I 1.500 yards of Peebles' block on san I foundation with grout filler, at $1.85; 1,000 feet of straight concrete euro and gutter, at 43 cents: cost of new sewers, $275?'otal $3.480. j Twenty-eighth street between West and Washington avenues?1,500 yards 'of Peebles' block on sand base witti grout filler, at $1.85; 1,000 feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 4$ cents: cost c>f new sewers, $275 - total $3,480. I Twenty iiinth ?-treet between West and Huntingdon avenues?3.018 yards of block asphalt, at $2.08. 2.000 feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?total $7.137.44. Twen'y-sixth street between Hunt? ington and Virginia avenues?1.23? feel of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents; 28 feet of curved concrete curb and gutter, at 53 cents '?total $543.74 j Twenty-seventh street between Washington and Huntington avenues ? I.Oihi feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?total $130. Thirtieth street between West and Huntington avenues?2,'H?o feet ot straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?total $N6<?. Thirtieth street between West and Hunting! n avenues?2.?H>n feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?total $860. Thirty second street between West and HuuHngion avenues (south aide? ? 1.000 feet of straight concrete curb and gutter, at 43 cents?"otal $430. Total for ward?$24.n??!M8 Second Ward. Twenty-eight street from Jefferson avenue -o the center of Wiesham avenue?5..".27 yards of Peebles' blork o.i sand b.ise w.th grout Bller. at $18?: 4.9(2 feet of straight concrete curb and gu'ttr at 43 cents. 143 feet of curved concre'e curb and gut'er. at 53 cent*, cost of new sewers. $225. cos of ap*dais and Inlets an-1 outlets. $2"??? o?al $12.??u|K. Jefferson avenue from Twenty eighth street >o northerly line of Tb!r? eth street ?1.517 >ard? of pee Ule? blork on sand four.da'ton *lta grou- ?Her at tl 8?. ?20 feet of straight concrete curb and gntt?r. at 42 cent,*. 113 fe*: of curved cooetefe I curb aod gutter, at M cents, coet of 1 special* and inlets and onttv s, $:.-' j? t?,-al $2.527 11 I Tt*ent> ?eveath street t? :\ ? ? n Jit ferwwi and Wiesham Bveowe??4.W2 ' (Coatinced 4? Tulrd Page). Eleven Cases on Docket For December Term of Court. REGULAR GRAND JURY TO SIT Numerous Felonies Sent up From Po-J lice Court by Justice Brcwn?Mrs. I Nannie B. Baker Charged With In? fanticide, Still at Large Judge T. .1 Harham *ill open the j December criminal term of the Cor? poration Court nexi Monday morning tat 10 o'clock. This will be tin- regu? lar criminal term, and a grand Jury j will .sit Monday to consider a Hum be, of felony cases which have lieeli j I sent on to the Corporation Court by I Poll? e Justice HrOWtl. j The docket for ihe December term is an unusually large one. Twenty i one felony canes. including the cases (cf /,. T. Jones and Mrs. Nannie Hyrd . lUker .lire docketed. Mrs. liaker 's j sell at large and as the police are unable to barn anything of her whereabouts her case probably will have to be continued again. She is wanted on two counts of infanticide. Besides the felony cases, eleven oases for forfeiture of ball bonds are docketed. These include Mrs. Nan nie Hyrd Baker and U. W Burchei : S. W, Clark and lt. M. Motley; Sam i Jones and I B. Hubbard; W. Ii. L. Kent and T. A. Pswler; Robert Digits] 'und Wesley Raney; \. M. Meuller and J. .1. McKeon; Charles Davis and i IC. W. Lewis; Harry Graves and Wes? ley Raney; Wlngfleld Holling and I Wesley Raney; Lucy Hill and .1. K. Hubbard. and Nek Pcttoway und Anderson Pettowny, Several appealed misdemeanor cases that were appealed from the police court also are docketed for thi-; term. in.ee club presents ' pinafore'' in fine style j Large Audience Enjoys Light Opera in Hands of Talented Amateurs. I . . I : The many music lovers in Newport ! News anil Hampton who gathered at I tht- Academy of Music last nighf ? wer? most pleasantly surprised lg the product'on of (Ulbert and Sulli? van's light opera "H. M. S. Pinafore' by the members of the Hampton j Roads Glee (Tub, assisted by a num? ber of young ladies of this city. Thla 'was one of the best amateur produc? tions ever presented on the Virginia Peninsula, and better singing is not frequently heard at the Academy. The audience received each 'of the I many musical numbers with many manifestations of pleasure, ihe ap? plause apparently being spontaneous ,outbursts evoked by a genuine appre? ciation of the* splendidly rendered ' music. Miss Ada l.ucylle Brooks in the rol. of Josephine, the captain s daughter, carried off firs' honors. She has a strong, clear soprano voice and her efforts were rewarded with round ! after round of applause. She sang (with much expression and acted h^r part unusually well. Mr. O. H. Leh man as Ralph Rackstraw, the aide seaman who is in love with Josephine, snared honors with Miss Brooks. Mr. ?* Lehman possesses a rich lenor voice j of rare urength and his every song was well received. Mr. Robert Bry 'don. Jr.. made a distinct hit In the 'role of the Rt. Hon. Sir Jos. Porter. ' K. C. H.. first lord of the admiralty. His Interpretation of the difflcul' r-ie1 of the egotistical I rd was a' once en joy a Me and arousing and he acte.1 the part with an -ase and naturalness thai was quickly appreciated. Mr. George Murray capably handled tne role of Captain Corcoran, command !lng H. M S. Pinafore, an.l Mr.j H. F. Copperburg did * clever bit ot acting in the difficult part of lMck| Deadeye. Mrs. Martha D Alley, made a very favorable impression in. the part of Little Buttercup, she I has a sweet soprano voice an.l sancj wi;h considerable expression Mrs., W W. Royal wss good In her role of| Hebe, flrst cousin to Sir Joseph. Me*-1 srs. Percy Payne and Herman K ?her handled their parts in a credltaMe manner. Tbofe composing the chorus were: Messrs. J. W Moore. (}. H II"?" Borris, T. H. Chafe. W M Wyldc. P. S Moore, p. C BiTtae. S C Jenkins. J H. Oreaves. O Prank l>*nz. T M M.ank-y. H 8. Sn.i'h. W H Hot>b*. Robert Wood. () J Dr tincbsm. A Thomas and H H. Vanderfrtft; Mes ?isme* Janye B swell, Sihley. PnMy. Pitt*. Moore Rosne and Meredith at) I Misses \'e?*v.n. JenkiN-t*. Kan-oner' Simpler Hro-?n Margaret Hop. Sib Ie?. Reisfleid and Csner Messrs. , Charles C Voss and John C Chuck I acted as marines The opera was staaed ander the direction of V- <^*Jfrey L gastth. of thi* city, and Mr William Hsro 1 t<m. director <f the Ham ?n Road (Nee ( nib. was the musiial dlr-c or Tan rcene of the play was on the deck of H M R Pinafore, 'ttwj s'age se'ting. shirk wa? arranged by, Mr Smith. Nina, particularly good, j Mrs Clara P. O'Hourke has gone to HurrisonhurK. V'a., to spend the Christmas holidays vsith her parents. Mrs William Garner will entertain the Wednesday Social. Club this after? noon at her home on VV'esi avenue Miss Rose Herman, of Washing on, is the gtiest <;f her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M H. Herman, on West avenue Mr. Claude Whit more returned to I bis home in Surtj county yesterday| alter a visit of several weeks to rela ti\es in this cit\ Miss Louise Irving, of Philadelphia, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Philip o. Richardson, on Huntington avenue. Mrs. Kverett Kades. of Cincinnati, is spending a week with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kades, lli'l Twenty-fourth street. Miss Marjorie S'one* left yesterday] for iier home ia Washington after spending a month with her grand? mother, Mrs. Charles Thiels, on Hunt ingfon avenue. Mis^ Ada Allison left yesterday I evening tor Baltimore i j continue | her studies of '.anal culture. LAST FOOTBALL GAME. High School and St. Vincent's Juniors | Meet Today. The football season in Newport. News will close this afternoon witn a game at the Cislno park between the local High school eleven and '???> St. Vincent's Juniors. The game will bo called at 4 o'clock. This match | was lo have been pulled off Monday, but bad to be postponed on account] of rain. Ten days ago the High school team | defeated the Juniors by a score ofj t; to u and the school boys are confi? dent of victory this afternoon. Libel Suit Compromised. In the Federal district court at Nor? folk, the libel suit of George Hapden j against the German bark Brema. was | dismissed, and the $50,000 bond glv? by the owners, nehmender Kule>nk-| ampff, cancelled. The case had been j ci nipromisotl, the owner paying %'?'' 000 to the libellaiit. The Brema was| towed into Hampton Roads in distress, and afterward was bought at auction! by Ihe Warwick Machine Company. Of this city. Held for Grand Jury. Arthur MImnis, a negro who is charged with breaking into Monk Row left's Rocke! la saloon, was held for the grand jury by Justice Brown in the police court yesterday. Minima| was arrested by Officer Pearson some time ago. but he escaped. Several days ago he was apprehended In J James City county ami brought back | by Officer Pearson. Bazaar and Supper. The Ladies' A'd Society of the I Pirsi Presbyterian rhnrch will hold a Bazaar jind supper in the lecture room | of the church, Decemoer 10 and 11. Supper at 6 p. m., turkey, oysters, sal? ad, hot biscuits, etc. AH invited to be ?n hand. A good time for all. Smidt's orchestra, both evenings. 12-4-?t. BUXTON&PARKER For appropriate and Useful Xmas Oifts MORRIS CHAIRS CHINA CLOSETS SEWING CABINETS COUCHES CHIFFONIERS CLOCKS COMBINATION DESKS DIVANS LADIES' DESKS MUSIC CABINETS HALL SEATS DRESSING TABLES PRINCESS DRESSERS ROCKING CHAIRS ROMAN SEATS RUGS. Regular sixes RUGS. Ri-om sires MIRRORS PICTURE* .. AGENTS .. Halls Sec'local Hook Ca mop. frulermovr and Stfarn?? a- Fo-Vr'n Fr-lt Mattrrv >ea, Block A Stnrgi?' Go-CarK RECKLESS RIDER PUNISHED. Negro Fined $10 and Sentenced to Four Months in Jail. In tin- nollre court yesterday Pear Kali Bailey, a negro, was tilled Sin and costs and sentenced to four 'months in Jail for reckless riding on i-j bicycle. Hb was convicted and punished some time ago for running [down and severelj injuring a little girl while riding a bicycle. | The charge upon which the negro was convicted yesterday had been Minding against him for several months. Riding on a bicycle, he ran Inu Mr. T. T. Jampkln and knocked him down. Mr. I.uni|>kiii hud his knee-cap shattered and as the result was In a hospital for len weeks. He is now walking on crutches, mid it will be a long lime before he fully recovers. Soon after his arrest. IIa Hey wa:< bailed out, aud he proceeded lo net into the Kkodfield lockup for carry-, ing concealed weapons. Saturday hej was released in Bloodfleld, and the city police took him in charge again.j Commonwealth's. Atorney Berkeley j prosecuted ihe case. Mrs. Watrh on the Way. Mrs. W. I!. Walsh, widow ol the age.l traveling salesman wiio died from heart failure at the St. Vincent's Catholic church rectory Sunday, has telegraphed Mr. a. T. Moore mana? ger of Hotel Warwick, that she Is HEED THE WARNING. Many Newport News People Have D?ne So. When the kidneys are sick they give unmlstakeable warnings thai should not be ignored. By examin? ing the urine and treating Ihe kid? neys upon the first sign of disorder, many days of Buffering may be saved. Sick kidneys exisH a dark, ill-smelling urine, full of "brick-dust" sediment and painful in passage. Sluggish kid? neys cause a dull pain in th-' small of the back, headaches, dizzy spells, lind, languid feelings and frequently rheumatic twinges. # l oan's Kidney Hills are for the ktd tievg only; they- eure sick Kidneys, and rid the blood of urie poison. II you suffer frcm any of the above symptoms you can use no better rem? edy. Newport News people recommend IVati's Kidney Pills. Mrs. J. I. Coir, living at .111 Twen? ty.seventh street. Newport News, Va.. Fays: "I think just as highly of Doan's Kidney Pills at th s time as when I gave a statement publicly recommending them In 19i>2. They cured my husband at that time ot backache from which he suffered so severely for a long time, that he could scarcely attend to his duties. The cure has proven a permanent one as Mr. Cole has not had the slightest symptom of kidney trouble since." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster Milburn Co.. Ruffalo. New York, sole agents for the L'nitea Stat es. Rememl'^r thi? name?Doan's?and take no other. and WOOD i cord Pine Wood $1.75 i cord Mixed Wood $1.80 i cord Oak Wood $1.85 No extra charge for splitting. All coal well screened and kept un? der sheds, both wood and coal being delivered perfectly dry. Distilled lee Go. 35th St. and C. A O. Ry, Bell 'Phone ?8. Cltz. 'Phone 308 Your Drug_ will be less if you buy from the Original Cut Rata Drug ?tors. If there is sny htng at all you need In the Drug Hue. see us. or 'phone ns 'Phone orders will receive Immediate sttra? tion, and we deliver goods 'O any part of the city. Let us be your Druggists. J.C.GORSUCH ? co DRUGGISTS. on Ii<t way to this city. The body Wanted in Hanover, is being held by Undertaker W, B. 1 Deputy Sheriff John Woolfolk. of K'Mse |? ml id}- Hie arrival of the Hanover county, came to this city widow. I yesterday ntornlng to take Hattle Thomas, a negro w man, to Hanover I to stand trial on (barges of bot! Se? md i |. breaking and jailbreaking. The wo ' man was arrested here Saturday by Patrolman Pearson. Thief Gets $30. The Newport New? Win quor Company's si:.re at Washington avenue and Twenty fifth street was broken into Y.mday night and a hag eon ainlllg $.;? in cash stolen. Tit ' Washington No Light Weight, thief, who had entered by a window,' George Washington was six fest overlooked the two cash registers, one two inches in height. He weighed of which <- ntalned about $!to. j about 200 pounds -tor Xmas A SUITABLE PRESENT For each member o! the family. Call and see our line. $1.00 tO $35.00 The Kodak Store EPES 2909 Washing? ton Ave. Mall and Phone Orden Promptly Pilled. _/ 2703 WA.4HINUICN AVt. * ElsjflOS "hfriuriiEWi STtm?^kjgfbjja, *a# Branch Stores: Wtuston 8a em, H.C. ? I Fashion lor Little Folks Demands The Season's Latest Gossip Dorothy Dainty Ribbon Sets We have a full assortment of this popular Ribbon Novelty. Sash and Hair Bows in beautifully boxed sets of one Sash and two Hair Bow-, or six assorted Hair Bows of superb S'lk quality Ribbon, in the latest designs and colorings, and prices that will appeal to every one. a box will be a pretty Anum present. PRICES: 31.75, $2.00, 92.55, $3.00 and $3.75 Car Fare Refunded to All Customers Who Purchase $5.00 or Over, From Hampton, Phoebus and Old Point. I Bankers. Schmelz Brothers, (EataWlshea November 3rd. 1890). ' OLD, BUT CONSTANTLY GROWING Deposits November 3rd, 1904. $641,132.6? Deposits N .ember 3rd, 1906. 693.302.28 Deposits : jvember 3rd, 1906. 717,664.49 D posits November 3rd, 1907. M4.01K41 Deposits November 3rd, 1908.$1,037.182.53 The Largest^ Strongest Bank in the City Citizens & Marine Bank s OFFERS THE SERVICES OF A SAFE AND CONSERVATIVE BANK TO YOU FOR THE UPBUILDING OF YOUR BUSINESS IN A SAFE AND PRACTICAL WAY. CALL ON US. II Yon Are a Regular Depositor. of the First National Bank of Newport News, you are traveling on the road to prosperity and win ever.tr.aPy ob*ala the reward of your earnest endesvor?which is Bnsncial success. If you are not slready a Depositor, we cordially Invite you to op- n an account. INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. The First National Bank N????'port Nfwt. Va* United States Depositary. Capital ?10O000. Swrphss $100.00*.