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BEACHED TO PREVENT SINKING Vestei Was Loaded With Cargo of 1 Coal. Consigned from the Chesa? peake & Oho Coal and Coke Com-' pany to Vera Cruz?Marine Notes.! A message wa.i r<*celv< d lu re yes? terday statin^ thai the l!riti.-h steam? er Dahomey, which sailed from this port i n December 23 for Vera Cruz, Mexico, struck on Hi bow Reef, one of the mos; dangerous of th< coral reef:-: in the Florida Straits, on De- j comber 30 and damaged her hull be? low the water line to such au ex? tent that the .-tart, d leaking I ;tdly \ and it was necessary to run her fur Nassau :it top speed and beach her, to prevent sinking. A' 'he last report she was lying I well up i.n I he beach and rosily t uni? ty, but f :!l of water, and no attempt j had been made ry pump h?r out and; flo .t h< r. ! The Dahomey was loaded with a cargo of coa! consigned from the Chesapeake Ohio Cetil and Coke (' mpany of this city to parties in Vera Cruz, and was commanded by I Captain Omanney. SHIPPING REPORT Thursday, January 7. 1909. Arrived. Steamer Unique (Nor.i Airaham ren, Philad Iphia?Chesapeake ti Ohio Coal and Coke Company in ha!- | ia--r. Schooner Govi rr.or Antes, King- I Pcrtland?Geo. E. Warren Coal Com ) pany. Scbroner Harriet C. Kerlin. ?'och i ran. New Vork?White Oak f oal j Company. Schooner Geo. W Truitt, Elzey.1 New York?Atlnctic States Coal Com pany. Sailed. .Steamers C raup-wood (Br) Hats well. Christobal. Canal /.one; Mount | Rcyal (Br.) Parcells, for Liverpool: Minim r, C. S. Transport. ScotT, for Havana. Cuba. Schoom i Fairfield, Simons, for Sa vannah. (la Barges Foster for Cambridge, Mass.; 'Havana for Chelsea. Mass. MARINE NOTES. The Firitish steamer Barn'on. Can tain McGregor, sai!ed from N< w York for this port yesterday. Fhe i? con? signed f,. the Chesapeake & Ohio i Coal ard Coke Company and will load | a full cargo cf coal fcr Panama. The Itritish steamer Avonmore, which has bet n ashore noar Cape Henry for th? past three weeks, was floated yesterday morning at hieb tide and towe,| into N^rfoik by the M' rritt Wrecking Company, where a survey wiil lie held, it is probable th. t she will come here if it is found,' nee? siarv to repair her The schocaer Geo. W Truitt. Cap-| tain Elzey, arrived here yesterday' from New York after making one of; the fastest runs ever made hetwei u the two ports by a sailing vessel. Caprain Elzey left Snndy Hot k Wed nesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and arrived in Hampton Roads abottt nineteen hours iat? r. It is r<ported that the Norwegian! '?earner Jetho i. Captain Kristinsen. which has been waiting for orders j her? for the pa-t two days will be 1 ionded bv the Consolidated Ccal and "- 'i / \\ I Blir CLOTHES RIGHT I We have the largest and most complete line of Underwear in the city. 50c to $3 The Garment Prepare for lbs co'd wave coming. Wertheimer &Co. VVashinFtori Ave. & Mh ?f. Coli 1 i'( mpany with a cargo of coal tor >oiue point in tin* Mediterranean S< a. She has been at the shipyard hcvltig her hull painted below the wa? ter lilt' The Norwegian steamer Uuiqtio, Capta u Abrahanwn, arrived here in m Philadelphia yesterday in wa? ter ballast aud will he loadid with a full co-'l cargo !?>? the Chesapeake & <?hlo Coal and Cuke Company for Matanzas SUMNtR S/UtS FOR CUBA UPON UNlXPLCltD ORDtR New Schedule of Dates 'or Sal I in; of Ti^nap:rtE Issued Fr3m Washington. In accordant with orders received Wednesday nicht the United States army transport S ?miner. Captain Seor sailed from this port yesterday afternoon rt l:l"> o'clock bounj for Havana, Cuba. The uruer was uiiex pected and caused the quartermasti is depart men) and coal docks to pet in a l ig hustle a* 3<H? t< is of coal and other supplies had to he gotten aboard within a few hours' time. Tin- Sumner, returning, will Pave Nicvltas, Cuba, on January II?. an! will arrive at Savannah on the 19. where she will stop to put eff the Si venteenth Infantry On the i?th . h<- will leave Savannah for wport News wi'h the remainder of her car go and passengers A new schedule has been issued from Washington changing 'he sail? ing dat. s of ;:1! th- transports now ply ins between this port and Cuba. It is as follows: t .IcCleMan. Leave Newport News January y. for Havana. 1 eave Havana January 29, for New? port News, carrying provisional gov? ernment. Leave Newport N< ws February .r>. for Havana. Leave Havana February 11. for Newport News carrying Company F. Third Field Artillery. Leave Newport News February 19. for Havana. Leave Havana Feoruary 2?. for N< wport News, carrying Battalion Fifth Infantry. Meade. Leave Newport N'Ws Februar. 15, for Havana. Leave Havana February 2t>. for Newport News, carrying Eleventh Cavalry, Mountain Batteries. Sumner. Leave Newport News January ~. for Havana. Ijeave Nelvitas January [5. for Sa? vannah, carrying Seventeenth infan? try. Leave Savannah January lf?, for Newport News. Leave .V wport News January 26. fcr Havana. Leave citnfuegas February 7. for Newport News, carrying Fifteenth Cavalry. Leave Newport News February 14. for Santiago Leave Santiago February 2", for Havana. Leave Havana February 2fi. for Newport N'wr. earning Eleventh In? fantry, Battalion Fifth Infantry CREW BROUGHT IN. Five Men Who Escaped from Over? turned Schooner Arrive. NEW YORK. Jan. 7.?Five mem? bers of the crew of the schooner An? nie, of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, which was overwhelmed by a waterspout about fifteen miles fr.mi Oak Ridge. Honduras on November 16, wer. brought in'o this port today by the bark Annie Smith. which arrived from Belize. The Annie was overturned by the waterspout anil the crew after great difficulty got the small boats clear and rowed ashore. The schooner was a total loss. By Father Tabb. Father John B. Tabb. Maryland's biind poet, has written a poem on the incident recently narrated iu The Star concerning two little *cirls who praye.i at th" gravt of Bishop Alfred A. Curtis that the birds fluttering a beut the grave might come to them. Accord.rg to the story, tire rame to the hands of the girls, who carried th<m to a convent wh-re they w-re sti dents, awe-stricken at the remark? able response. Th*- Wrds wire ten di rly tnated and seemed to leave tlt< m with reluctance. Father Tal-i> i ; a his best in short poems, like th" following, which was sent 'o The Star: THE BISHOP'S ?BIROS TI.ey ralh-d. and !o! each little bird Obedb nt heard. .?nrt on an ontrtr tched hr.nd Crme down to staid A*, cn a slcr.dt r limb. And all for love of him IV side whose grave the children < h.rnce to rray; a "Send ns the birds fod.iy " Baitimcre S'ar Jam and Drinking Habit Much lauchvr grt-eted an Ingenieurs ??iggestlon. made in the Hon---- of C mmons by Mr. Mark..am on W< 1 wes.?ar. ?hat the inmate* of Broad moor Asylum ?hon'd b* given jam tn st-ad ef abohol. h?r the id?a has a ?re?t deal to recommend it. says the !>ulv Mirror. ' The experiment. If made." ?*id a Wt st Ktid dor'or yes .-rdn... "shor.l t hsve far reaching retail's." "If a drunkard developed a crav.ng for mcar he would, unles? he was an ?beormai tahfeet, 'ose his taste for alrohol Sugar has in i? man> of i.ie Cowrtltaeata of alcohol \s a matter of fart people mh--> lik" jam rnd sugar do not. as a rule, care for >ieobol " l^m-lor .MslI Be True to Present Duty. He who is false to present duty break? a thread la the loom. an<: will tlod 'he flan* when tie m?i have for gc'fe?; pi 'at:..- It- <T*CT. NIGHT RIDERS "GUILTY" Six of Number Convicted of Mnrde.1 in First Degree. WITH "MlTiGATING CIRCUMSTANCES" Tvto Others. Including Man Who Fir cd Fatal Snot Into Rank n's Body. Get Off With Second Degree Mur o'er Ser.tence. (Uy Associated Press ) I'.MiiN CITY, TEN.V, Jan 7 With a verdict of guilty in varying degrees thi jury in Iho nUhi rider trials reparted at h.o'clock to nle.ht. The men found guilty an : T J. Johnson, Tld Mutton, [toy Ransom. Fred Pit. it, Arthur Cloar and Ham Applewhite, guilt) i f tuurdi r In the first degree with mliigut.iig cirri: rn -taint's, anj Bud Morris and Hub Huffman ,-niity of murder i:i the s*c .iiid degree and fixed punishment of the lust two mentioned at twenty years in the penitentiary. The punishment of the six first named was left to the court and niu> !>?? death or life imprisonni' til. The defrtiJants tiled a motion for a new trial which was set ft r hearing Saturday und will he overruled ::s in dieated by the court when sent'.ncc will be pronounced. Jury Out Since 2 P. M. Tlie jury had been oat since 2 p. in. hut because of iliro^s of Jur r Ho-siti. had no. Iv en able to eon.4'.'lt until p. 111. There was a (lifferenec of opinion t.ti!< t:>: tlie jurors as to the degree of ituiii of the defendants, but an aitr. ? tin nt was r. ached. Court was conv< tied at s p. m. and the jury sein w id that it would he a He to report shortly. The room was I crowded, as it was .luring the ar.-i in. nt The minutes passed and at v ir. o'cl; ok the bailiff call* d for the county physician. Juror Ross n was in a s ate <>f col? lapse and hi" J- d attention. I> was half an hour before Rossi 11 was re? vived and deputies were summoned to move ib.- bi d upon which the sicU juror reclined The for man an? nounced 1 he poll and t!i? jur> wvscMs. missed. Juror Very III. Kossin'a condition is such thrtl it was deemed inadvisable to move hirti toniitht. The def us., demand d until M -n day to move for a new trial, but the court fixed Satttrd.:? as the date, in dicating that the motion was a mere formality which would be overruled. The d-fondants -took the verdict with calmness as they bad been ex? pecting it since the closing of lht> ar? gil ments. Attorney Pierce turned to them w-ticn it was announced and said: "We wil! tear this case ta pieces in tb -'tor. ~? Coert " The atata expected a verdict of fits ^.ijirt murin r in all eight cases and was visibly disappointed Rankin Murderer's Light Sentence Rob Huffman, one of the men to escape with twenty years is the man who. according to the conf? ssion of Frank Fehringer, fired the shot which kil'e.l Captain Rankin as he was be? ing drawn up by the rope. When the jury's readiness to repar: was annonnced the military surround? ed the court house and a deta I of soldiers, with revolvers, deployed around the wa Is of Uie court room, but aside from a whispered buzx of conversation, fh> re was n-^ demon? stration. The prisoners were Quickly hanl cuffed and under military escort tak? en to pri.:on. TIME OF BOTH HOUSES CONSUMED IN DEBATE (Cntinned from First Page). executive department under certain conditions Hopkins to Rescue. Senator Hopkins declared that 'he Texas senator w-2-* not properly r> p rescntinc the President and saii rhat Mr Roosevelt bad not approved the YARI^K ANU LA ac Ion of the ?I?'?'! corporation, but that he ha<| merely "h i f.'it it hi-* duty to oppose stifli action." Senator Korakcr gave notice that h?> would speak on i!.' Hrownartlle i (fray nesi Monday, win n ho anid he ,w(uM a*k to make his bll| for the relief of the soldiers of the Tw?nty Ofth regiment the unfinished bualneaa of the Senate. An amendment was today reiKti'ed to tli" Senate from the committee on finance providing l?.r an Inereaae of tin- salary of the President to flAO.tHlO Bud <>f the sala? ries of th,> vice pri sm, t\< mid the speaker < f the House to $2U.(MH) each The Senate adjourned nt 1:2; p. m Senator Culberton's Comments. Senat' r Cuiberson made a brief re ply I? the message Bent 10 the N> 11 ? nie- yesterday by the President, ?.;.\ Ing that e had dlreeted Attorney fSeueral Itonaparle not to rep|\ to lb< S> nate's resolution f inquiry con eernlng the merger of the Tonnes see coal & Iron Company with the ITnlted States Ste< I Corporation In hl- s atement Mr CulberHoli characterized this as another arbi? trary ami lawless aei which." lit sa il, -hid been traced to the chief mtiuistratc of the country who. he continued, "Is m t only so'emnly ob? ligated to ob. y the law himself, but to see that others do mi." Offers Resolution 0? Inquiry. Mr Culb'Tson intro.l'ii .-,) a resolu lion iu-finding the committee on . >c Judiciary tn r< pon to th,. S< nate at as an early a dat.- as practicable whether, in th,. opinion of that cent mitt. e. the President was authorized ii> permit the absorption of the Ten ness.'e Coal & Iron Company by the Cried States Sie. 1 Corporation, and then proceeded with his remarks He said the president's position in detr ing that Cotter, ss had nnv au? thority to direct a head 01' a d-pur' m< nt by a resolution of Inquiry, "Is characteristic of the distinguished occupant of th. ? tilte House, and It 1- a cerr.'llorv of th.- main dogma that he is absolved fr in any legis? lativ, restraint whatever." Cites Authorities. Mr. Culber.-en ei'.,| legal autbori ti> s to prove that c.eigrcss is em? powered to place restrie ions upon Iheads of executive departments and to direct their acts in certain way-'. He rei: 1 a ptalein nt piiHIshed In j a iiewspap? r dated October 31. I'.e'S. , 111 which the attorney general was quoted after th- absorption of the 'I'' N't.1 Coal & Iron Company by ! tie f'nlted Slate ? Corporation, as Jscrtiiig 'bat lie would proceed in the I courts against the st.-.-i corporation if th.-- stee| corporation lind vi lated th. law in respect to the restraint of trade ' Th- 11." said Mr. Cnlhersnn, " he j at tone y general had received a let? ter from the President dated No? vember 1. I?<">7. in which he told him it v: :; contemplated to merge the I Tennesse?, Coal R Iron Company into . :he Cnited States Steel Corporation and that -<> far as he was cone, rued j he did not tee fit to interfere." Actir.n on the resolution was not t:-.k. 1: ACCIDENT OR SUICIDE. ! Prominent Prince William Citizen Found Shot to Death. MANASSAS. VA.. Jan. ".?Carroll i-atham. a member or the board of I supervisors of Prince William county. ; was found dead In his room at 9:30 I dock this morning wi Ii his hearr ! i. reed with a thirty-two calibre bnl . let. Whether his death was the result : cf an -accider:t or suicide is not yet definitely known, though the latter .theory appears ro far to be more tenable. Mr. Latham complained yesterday morning of feeling somewhat HI. but j uroii retiring to hU ro"m last nigh" I he appeared ?0 l>e In his usual health 'and spirits. H" was pr< sent at the meeting ot the board of supervisors Monday ant particlpa't-d In the deliberations with [his accustomed Interest and good ?business juU-uient and his friends 1 noticed no etiususl wcrrimeut upon I his part. j Ab ut a year ago Mr. Latham's Iwife died and he has since lived with his youngest son and daughter at his home near Hickory Grove in this ; county. The death of Mr. Latham under 'such distressing circumstances come, ? as a great surprise and shook to his family and to his numerous friend* i in this count>. who held him In the I esteem. ? UONA. AT -THE ?CLL John Wallace, Aged Fourteen. Char? ged With Shooitng Playmate. WOUNDEO CHILD DANGEROUSLY HURT According to Story Told the Police. Nine-Year-Old Clinton Clements, Cot Bullet for Refusing to Go Home?Pr toner Denies It All. Clinton Clements, u little negro ho> nine years olJ, was shut tout proba 1<I) fatally wounded In llliodtleld late yesterday afternoon, john Wallace, als.? colored, !l years old. I? under arrest charted with the shooting, aud though he denies all knowledge of tne affair, it Is stated turn there are several witnesses who will swear thai he is guilty. According to the story lold the ccunt) police olftcers. Clements, Hol? erts and several other little negroea weie p'ayilig mi Ivy avenue nliout dusk yesterday, und Wallace ordered the younger hoy to go home. The little follow refused and. It is said. Wallace displayed a 38-callhrp r? vol vor and threatened tu rhool lit lit if he did not ohey. Tin- child continued to refuse, and 'he hooting followed. Dr. Whit taker colored, was sum? moned to attend th- wcunded loy. and found that the pistol hall had entered his rijtht hreasi and pene? trated the Ittng l>r T ,1 Kagey was called and made ?n examination of the path-tit, ?h<> hud been removed to hi- home The doc-tors say that while the wound. ! I*.y tnaj II? e, thi chances are again..! him. Few Real Wants. If It were possihie to aimplif) Ufr? tc the uttermost how little one really wants.?Gertrude Jek\ il THE, PROOF Is in its popularity. Ask any one w ho has used Gow ? an's Preparation for Croup. Pneumonia, Coughs, Colds, and you will be told it is a sterling remedy?no homo should be Without It. It prevents and cures. 25c: &0c; $1.00. It is guaran? teed. It iR external. All urugglsts. Keep it in the home, always. Duy today. "On the Iron!"I yo-tr steak W.il be trroOcl to a nicety If the -iron' 1? placed over the quick, hot Are you will get la one ot our latest style gss ranges, sup p"ed with high grade fuelgaa furnished through our mama and your Douse connecting plpea. Ask for fall particu? lars at this office. For prices and -her Infor? mation, call or ".hone" The Newport News Gas Co. Washington Ava. and TMrty? Tsisphc-o* K, and WOOD: I cord Ptao Wood $1.78 i cord Mixed Wood $1.80 i cord Oak Wood $1.85 No extra charge for ?pil'uag, AH coal well screenr? art kept uo der sheds, both wood an-1 Md b? mg delivered perfectly dry. Distilled lei Co. SStft St. sno c A O Pry. Befl Phono M tits. Specials For Toda> and Saturday We ?rill ?eil kill Chllil-* Coat in our stock for Half Pric One lot <if Laities' Skirts. In Black, Blue and Fancy Checks and Stripes. These Skins originally i-o!,| at fll.W and ?...00. We wi.l run (-p'Clnl for a few cays, fbr. . $4.98 |C.?0 N't Waist. 93.98 ?We have taken some of our best $6.'M) numm-r from our regular steck and w ll sell for Saturday and Mien day for . I3.M CAR FA RR RF.FVNPED TO ALL CUSTOMERS WHO FURCH? ASB f500 OR OVER FROM HAMPTON, PHOEBUS, AND OLI> POINT Going Out Of Business! Closing Out Salo Starts Satur? day, January 9th. Wait for it. Famous CLOTHING COe Washington Ays. & 30fh Street Look at This! ??????????_______ ? ] FOR SALE art LEASE! REAL ESTATE MANUFACTURING WTsU BUSINESS LOTS FARMING LANDS, ETC Lots ?6x160 sbovs Fifty-sight* street; very daalrable Ma Flftisth and Fifty eighth streets; lots I? Second and Third rapidly growing communities, within 10 minutes of PRICES RANGING FROM 6150 TO 6L800 ON VERY CAST TERMS Call and gat Particulars. Old Dominion Land Co. NEWPORT NEWS VA. HOTEL WARWICK BUlf DING. Schmelz Brofheis, City and County Oeporltory. Sltady growth evidences satisfactory service. Deposits December 3lst, t>i| . | .M8.g4_.95 Deposits December 61?t. 11*"." . 742.192.82 Deposits Decemotr .lint. iSMif; . 788.721.3.1 Deposits DccermVr 31st. 1907 .,... 92h.23S.16 ' Dejie.<if? December 31st. 1908 . 1.048.324.27 THE Ii EST SERVICE. UNIFORM COURTESY. AMPLE ACCOMMODATION. The Largest ?69 Strongest Bank in the City Citizens & Marine Bank Wi h'^9 jou a happy and \ r Operons New Year. To Ln-Brd h?n W.ewe comiitend ojeninff a Bask Arc unt. To he abe?.]nt?']y certain of piosperit/ means systematic saving C< nnecas treatn ciit and cnnseTTative management of thin Bank U st your cociniand. FOR SAFETY A NO SERVICE. '!>?: T?i". find * Checking Account with the First National Bank efficient ar:j satisfactory H" gin the New Tear by opening an acrcunt with an Every courtesy and accoxu modst loa < .is!?-nt wi h neetirity. Tbl Pint Nitiii.l Its. Newport Newa, Va. Umteo States DspoS'tar- Cap ?_ foo.OOO Swrp ei $'00.030. 1