on Florida Reel.
BEACHED TO PREVENT SINKING
Vestei Was Loaded With Cargo of
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
Thursday, January 7. 1909.
Steamer Unique (Nor.i Airaham
ren, Philad Iphia?Chesapeake ti
Ohio Coal and Coke Company in ha!- |
Schooner Govi rr.or Antes, King- I
Pcrtland?Geo. E. Warren Coal Com )
Scbroner Harriet C. Kerlin. ?'och i
ran. New Vork?White Oak f oal j
Schooner Geo. W Truitt, Elzey.1
New York?Atlnctic States Coal Com
.Steamers C raup-wood (Br) Hats
well. Christobal. Canal /.one; Mount |
Rcyal (Br.) Parcells, for Liverpool:
Minim r, C. S. Transport. ScotT, for
Schoom i Fairfield, Simons, for Sa
Barges Foster for Cambridge,
Mass.; 'Havana for Chelsea. Mass.
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 Blir CLOTHES RIGHT I
We have the largest and
most complete line of
in the city.
50c to $3
Prepare for lbs co'd
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?
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
SUMNtR S/UtS FOR CUBA
UPON UNlXPLCltD ORDtR
New Schedule of Dates 'or Sal I in; of
Ti^nap:rtE Issued Fr3m
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:
Leave Newport News January y.
1 eave Havana January 29, for New?
port News, carrying provisional gov?
Leave Newport N< ws February .r>.
Leave Havana February 11. for
Newport News carrying Company F.
Third Field Artillery.
Leave Newport News February 19.
Leave Havana Feoruary 2?. for
N< wport News, carrying Battalion
Leave Newport N'Ws Februar. 15,
Leave Havana February 2t>. for
Newport News, carrying Eleventh
Cavalry, Mountain Batteries.
Leave Newport News January ~.
Ijeave Nelvitas January [5. for Sa?
vannah, carrying Seventeenth infan?
Leave Savannah January lf?, for
Leave .V wport News January 26.
Leave citnfuegas February 7. for
Newport News, carrying Fifteenth
Leave Newport News February 14.
Leave Santiago February 2", for
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
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
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 "
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
' 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
(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
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
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.
Juror Very III.
Kossin'a condition is such thrtl it
was deemed inadvisable to move hirti
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?
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?
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
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."
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
' 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Going Out Of Business!
Closing Out Salo Starts Satur?
day, January 9th.
Wait for it.
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.
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.
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
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.
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