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8ft% March in Parade and
Cheered by People. CMS! MILLER. ALSO IN LINE Officer* Entertained at Luncheon by Citizen?' Committee?City Brilliant ly lllumniated at Night?Some Paid Tribute of Silent Admiration?Blue? jackets Made Superb Showing. j (By Associated Press.) NORFOLK. VA.. Feb. 27 -Norfolk | enjoyed the distinction todaj of bi IBc tbe first American city tu enter-j tain the bluejackets of the American battleship fleet alter their long cruise, around the world. Two thousand of tin- sturdy, trim looking young men who make up the | greater part of the enlisted personnel Of the fleet paraded through the principal streets of Ihe city during the forenoon and afterwards werej feasted and feted at the splendid m w I Naval V. M. C. A. building, completed I since the fleet set sail on its won? derful voyage. Celebration Goes On. Nearly 2<h1 officers from the fleet also were entertained at on elaborate j luncheon at the Monttcello Hotel by > the citizens' committee. Tonight, although the sailor men j are once more fairly stowed away In their hammocks, aboard the various ships of the fleet, Norfolk is contin? uing the celebration of the homecom The downtown section nf the city is brilliantly illuminated with seem ingly endless festoons of Incandescent lights, am! there was an Illuminated parade during the evening, which was replete with uniquely designed floats and equip pages Instead of the "welcome to our city" signs which have greeted the men Wherever they have gone during the past fourteen months, the banners Which stretched on Norfolk's streets, and on the fronts of many gaily deco-, rated butldines. held out the more significant words "welcome home." Marches Were Admired. The splendid appearance of and the soldierly bearing of the tidy bluejack? ets as they marched through the streets could not fail to elicit the warmest admiration. ! The people of Norfolk, to whom na-. val displays are old. old stories, and j who are characteristically tindemon-1 strative. were vastly Impressed, and paid a tribute of silent admiration and pride which had a deeper mean? ing than the cheers which broke now and then from the thousands who thronged the streets and sidewalks along the line of march. All of Norfolk seemed to have' turned out to witness the review of the bluejackets, and then- was a spon-1 taneous cheer when the sailors first | came into view behind an escort of, coast artillery from Fortress Monroe. Cheers for Individual Features. j There were more cheers for the men of the bat!!.-ship Virginia, the Vermont companies proudly exhibiting their red battle trophy flag won at the targets of Manila Bay: for the| abip's bands that played Wale and for the many other notable features in the notal k> procession. Thirty two companies m all were' landed from the fleet this morning j at the Old Point Comfort disk and transported to this e-ty on steamers chartered by th< local entertainment' committee. ' j They were accompanied by oisht companies of coast artillery from Fort Monroe and were met by several com. panics of marines ami bluejackets1 from the Norfolk nary vard. Swinging out of Brooks avenue into Granby and thence into Main, the men of the fb-et passed throiish a Imirins throngs, who in their eagerness to observe the i4uejaekets who had such a great share in the succ ssfnl cruise Of the sixteen American battleships around the worM. forgot all but the first spontaneous cheer of welcome intli one of the ship's bands cam along pla\ing Pixie." Tumultuous Welcome. Then the crowds t-roke :i-to .i t.i multuons tribute which was caught up all the way down the line. The men from the Virginia received a veritable ovation The bluejackets Irom the horn- sta tlon slro receiver! a lion's *har? of the tpplanse ahme 'tv .-ntr. tin. ?>; March Detachments of the Virzima Na? tional Guard w r.- also in 'h-- i?;?r?d which was on.- of the mom phlar ewqn?- snd Interest ins martisl pa? geants ever seen here to traversinc Main Street the sate orw and heir escort passed a cordon of honor in front of the reviewing stand ,-ornpos' <l of hundred* of vetet ana of both the Confederate and l it kaa armies Admiral K D Taussig commandant of the Norfolk imn va^l reviewed the parade, and was sainted by .'.II flf the men in pssainc The hio< is. -v.-- made a splendid showing in spite of their l-vng sta* ee board ship, ft was the firs- time they had appeared in companies aehnr? Ml some months, but 'heir Searching was compare-" most farnr ?Mv with that of the arm: reprewsjta Itres The yoathfs, appearance ef the sail nrs enetted marb comment and their IMasTlng tbronshr.ut was In ??~-T ? apt i a It Id trirrate o the enlisted per ene)B?l of the navy of today Fewrteeg ot the slit-n ships that encircled the globe furnished iho blue Jackets for today's parade. The nicii from the Connecticut. Ad? miral Sperry s flagship, litid the right <if the line, and immediately followed the coast artillery and escort. Everybody Carried a Flag. Nearly every person in the crowded streets and sidewalks he'd a flag and these were waved In greeting. I The city was decorated its seldom (?.?fore in its history, and the long periods of silence as the bluejackets were passing were really tributes ot admiration Indicated hj the smiles which were apparent on every coun? tenance The crowd of onlookeranpread from tin- streets to the Windows and roofs of buildings along the line of march and business was suspended through lout tin' forenoon and until the sailors left again lor their ships late In tie 'day Following the parade, tin- officers were entertained at an elaborate luncheon at the Monticello Hotel, while the l'.imhi bluejackets were given it feast at the new naval Y. M. <' A building constructed by money from John I). Rockefeller. The battleship Rhode Island left the fleet today and sailed for New York, where she |s duo to arrive Sunday : afternoon. The New Jersey ^md Kansas will get away tonight The New Jersey will touch ut New York lo land some ammunition at Tompklnsvllle before proceeding to her home station at Boston. The Kansas goes to Philadelphia, j COLLEGEWVICTOftS Local Y. M. C. A. Loses Basketball Game at Williamsburg. FIST AND (El PLAYED CONTEST First Half Waa Close. But William and Mary Jumped Far Ahead of Visitors Before the Finish?Hughes 1 Brothers Stars. - j In a fast ami well played game of basket ball, the William and Mary Col.! lege team defeated the quintette from tho Young Men's Christian As-[ st elation of Ibis city before a large audience in the college gymnasium at J WIllluinsMirg last night, bv the score j of 34 to 22. The game started off with a rush' and was a pretty struggle during the, Bret half, the college boys leading j their c.ppononts by only two i?oint}? at, the end of that tiorfod. the score being- 13 to 11. In the second half the collegians' gradually pulled away from the as-: socl.'uiou ?teatn, the fasti work of j Driver at forward and the two llughes brothere at center and guard Anally landing their team on top by, the final sore. The work of Lena at center and 'he two forwards. Gildm-r and nurbage. was the best work done by the as? sociation team. The local team w-its crippled by the loesi of iMeonley. their regular guard, j who was unable to go to Willi ami 1 bur* with the team. The Hughes; toys, stats of the college five, are frcm this city and formorlv played with the V. M. C. A. The sccto follows: Y M C. A W. A M.' Burbage. tlarth. Forward.j Monroe (Goldnerl . Driver i Forward.| Lena . Hughes. II U.' Center , j Querple tGildner) . Hughes. A. Guard. . Hamilb n . Sehiossi? rg Guard . , Ft'li| goals- Driver *? Hughes. If. It . Hoghe.? A . 4: Schlosnb. rg : Bnrhage j. I>-ni I Hamilton i. i^?als from foul?Driver I Ia'Oi. s Referee - King. Cnipire. Profess r Crawforil Timekeeper, McRay. Sc i er Getty. . INSPECTORa"c"o*TO WORK. They Will Get Their Pay if the Board ef Aldermen Agrees. Three inspectors wer.- put to work i by the rjlr yesterday to jnspcr* the concrete curb and gutler work of Contractors %|snp * Pierre ? fit Kni:ineei p. ars.- told 'lie ? conncii aoese time ago ih.i he would not fee responsible 'nr the concrete work unless the inspe? tors w< re pr>? jVid'H The i^tard of aldermen. tv->w ; er?-r ref :s.-il lo make ,n appropria lion to pa\ the :nm?T or? \: the special nvelinr. M|?l ?????:. th.- com (iti'm (onneii na?*. ; A solution at> ? propriating Si -".en pm Inspectors 'and defray other ?portal expenses. Inif ? until 'hi* r??e;i]|:?Hi has Keen acte! j Upon '?> the ald? rnteii th< itistxcfots ( who wen- to work yeslcrdai will not (he ?? ie ?f setting anything l-?r their I se'ns J Res?-? ? II Tempi- R R K.tton 'and W t Wilson nropo-.-d to the btsbeav* ani! n'lfi committee that 1 tb?-. we ild rerte s? I asm clor? and Make the chance of getting a To this b< lonimliire ?jr.'d and the .n |?peetc>;s reported to ibe engineer for r ? wasningtee Once C ve ijp lo three ??ort r? was kept ?n Y?A ter fi\c wreh? ttlooH poison from a (spider . b.te rnased 'arre deep ?ores to rover hit leg. The doctors failed then ' Re?V en's trn ra Stalre , om pletely enred n? write* Jonn Wash Intinn <f Rosonri ll|e T"\. Po? e< re. ' sss boils is?rws and pib*s tt> an? presse mc at all drtiaj'sts. TRUSTEES WILL ASK i FOR FIFTEEN THOUSAND Representatives of School Board to Wait Up Council Committees Tomorrow. i _ NEW BUILDING VERY NECESSARY ! East End Schools Are Overcrowded Now, and Board is Renting Tem? porary Room*?Enrollment Now Larger Than Ever Before and Further increase is Expected. A committee of Ihe hoard of si-Ikj I irusli'i'.s will wait ii|K>n the fluaiiee and sein ol committees of the oil> council, in joint session, tomorr w night and ask for the roconttnenda tit'll of an appropriation of $|.">.UOO 10 he used in erecting a new school building at some |K>iut pael of tie Chesaiteakr & (>lir> railway ?iracks. The hoard regards it as absolutely hoc. ssary to have an addltkmal build. Ing for the easterly section i f ihe city liefore the session ?;f I9U0-1O. begins next September, arul Ihe eom-| nilttee has decided tltat $15.0ihi will i he necessary for the purpi.se. I As it would lie impossible 10 pay for the now building with ihe funds provided for school expenses, and as] it is not deemed advisable to isauc-1 bonds even though the legislature '? were in sesslon to give ihe necessary] permission, the money f> r the newi building, if it romeij at all. mus' come from the city's general fund. Chair-1 man Kamill, of the schools onmmit-j tee. Is very milch in favor of the pro? position, but there will be oppositien In the Rjiance committee and an Int? r eating discussion probably will take place when the joint meeting is h< Id tomorrow night. All of the East End schools are crowded at this time; in fact the only building in the city that is not having its capacity overtaxed is in North Kn.I, where the numlier of graded pupils hues never been large enough to till the building. For some time the board has been renting cue or more small buildings in the Jef? ferson avenue vicinity, and in this way all pupils applying for admission I have Iteen taken care of after a fashion, although the arrangement , has never liecn satisfactory. This year, contrary to the ex|?ecta tions of summer, the enrollment in the schools was considerably larger than It has ever been in tho city's history. Next year. Superintendent Morton and the trustees are confi? dent there will be an even greater increase. Hence It will lie absolute? ly necessary t.i have additional school rooms, an.) the lioard will have to rent another building If the proposed new structure is not provided Social -Personal The Friday Afternoon Bridge Whfs "Inh will not meet again until after Lent. Mr Charles James has r.-turn.-d from a visit to his old home in Surry county I A quiet home w.-dilini; was solemn? ized yesterday afternoon at the resi? dence of Mr and Mrs. H. -I Fleiiry Twenty-sixth street, when 'heir eldest daughter Miss Ruth Fhmrj b. came the bride of Mr John Orier son The re rem on i w.-s performed by Dr 1 lovd T Wilson, pastor of the First Itapttst Church, an.! was attended on? ly bv the relativen of th- hri.b' and groom and a few intimate trends 1 The bride is a well known yonng lady of this oit\. having resided nere, since childhood, and the srooiu is a native of Mnoresvilte. North Carolina. Immediately after the ceremonv Mr and Mrs Crierson left for t'barlott North Carolina, where th.-v wdi make their future honn-. | Mr <> P Iwiv.-r 1. t >esterday '"" lx>s Angrlew. t'al e h're h.- w II reside in the fntrre. Mr If I. Maynard ? h:t a draftsman In the naval ?onsttu" tors ?.Blee at the local shinvard has nee? tranwterred to 'he \. a Yi.-k Shipbuilding rnm. m? lie left n<? "ich' f - Taniden \ l to enter up his new dutt's Mr and Mrs Artuir S 11 a.-rs <?' Norfolk. are sr?-n lint a '< >r slth relative* in tnts nt\ FUNERAL OF B B WlLKINS Services Will be Meld at Newco't News Baptist C*uirch Fineral aervicew ever 'h-- "man s rf the. late p. R tVilh'r, will >x. eon div-te,) at the Newport New? itaptL' chareh thts sftern n at *. n'? lock b< th- pas-^r Rev l.kod T Wllanaj ft P The bOfU win be laterrrd at t;r'-*mt4?n ivnwterx. caieasn It K Vtllkins r?'uw! > ?he ctfv yes'erdav rfterno a b-ing ing hi- b-TSher , body :r m Wa lt tnrton ?tax v.. The bm|, 1a now at I'SfUla \nrUus residence filiere the pallbearers ?'II assemble I rhls afternoon at 2:1'? ??clock. The I pallbearers will i>e as follows: Active I ?Dan Welsh, W. t). Heath, W. II Abdell, C. Wi Lewis. L? roy Jenkins ami C. V. Suiton: honorary?George ' II. West, W. B. Vest, A ('. Garrett. H T. ivy, W. it. Parker and .1 J. Chesdle. Mr. Wllklnn ,iii*?j Friday morning at the starm mnt sarltariutn, Washing? ton Grove, after a lingering 111 u?-s:i. Ho hau been In ba?| health for several years. A native of Elisabeth City county, Mr Wllklns was born. ? n August 14. lstil. About ir> years ago he came to Newport News, which was then a mere village, ami be hail !>??? n a con? stant resident here sin? , then. He bi'came one of the city s mo.st promi? nent business men. was universally j regarded as n citizen of sterling I worth, and liad a wid'- circle of Intl j mate fi-iends. Hls natu?* ap|?eara upon the roster of the Pioneer's Citi? zens, the members < f which organlza lloni have lived here for 2't years or in re. 1 Mr. Nelms on Annexation. "Februar. 7, lim?, j I Daily Press?; j "Newport New sf \ ,i '?Gentlemen:- - ? I note in ycur paper his morning reference t;> ? the plan advocate by the Wythe Prulecitlve Association.' and note the slatrmtuit thai tills as? sociation's plan contemplates the an ne.vatii n by Newport News of terri? tory extending almost lo 'h.- very limit* of Hampton and taking in the new car barns of Newport News and Did l'< im Railway and Kbu-tTic Com? pany. This re|x>rt is Incorrect. The Wythe Protective Association has adopted no plan as Indicated, in fact has not adopted any plan whatever. "At the request of the annexation committee <f Newport News, a com? mit toe from the Wythe Protective As. sociation was appointed to confer with ?th? Annexation Committee of the city to ascertain what was purposed in the matter of annexation and to report ito a meeting of the association. I "The association has held no meet- I ing ?since the conference, so the as- j sockition has taken al>soluitely no ac- J tlon in the premisets. nor is the com? mittee of the Wythe Protective As? sociation gathering any statistics as slated by your paper. I "I trust! that ycu will make 'bis correction and very much oblige, "Yours very truly. "\\. J. NELMS, "President Wythe Protective Associa? tion.'' SCOTCHMEN MUCH INTERESTED. I Great Crowd Will Gather to Hear Rev. Mr. Wellford. I The committee of Scotchmen which hns undertaken the task of inviting all Scotchmen in this vicinity to hear I Rev. K. T. Wellford preach on their ?native country at the First Presby? terian Church next Sunday evening has met with great success and much interest in the sermon has been aroused. I It is expected that the sermon on j "Scotland" will lie beard by a larger congregation than any of the numlier of interesting historical sermons re? cently preached by Mr. Wellford, al? though the entire series has attracted unusual Interest. : MR. T. B. JONES PROMOTED. Well Known Young Insurance Man Special Agent for Virginia Life. Mr. Tbcmas B. Jones, a well kn<"wn young insurance man who has been ? ssistant superintendent of the L:f-^ Irsnrance Company of Virginia h* re. has been prom led to the position of special agenr of the ordinary dei?art i ntent of that company, with head ipiarfers in this city. His cftlcr-* are at 24(13 Washington avenife. Mr J. nes' t rritory includes this city Norfolk. Portsmouth. Hampton. Phcebvs and other points in Tide water Virginia Death of Mrs Madeline Dune. Vr* Madeline Robtcnon Dunn die*! y< sterday aft' rn? n at S:!.? o'clock a' the resldenc of her daughter. Mrs J It C. Ka'n. 12.: Thirty-tlrv stre-t.1 after a lingering iil.iess. She in BUT vlved bv two so. s Messr?. T. A Dunn, of Sr Louts and R S Dunn c.f Johrson. Tei.t; and one f;augbti :\ Mr? K'ln \lr- Dunn was hvm tn Pett rsiiurg KT \ ? ar ago Funeral services will he , "ducted a- 'he res? idence this a I? -.c->n at 5 o'clock by Rev IJ ve T Wilson. The b-sty rill ?>?? :.iie i! Petersburg tomo n w 'or inte-n: t: V?f, Meet<ng. Rev V. p.-ritct n Jones. D I? of Hnnt "m. sill i* tho speaker a- the nui'ir.; ' m r i* the TVonderlanl lh?at- r und? r a u spiee-? cf the Yoni z Met.' i imian Asset SfCb-ti tins a';, i rs : Ja o ? 1W, Dr Jor.e.- tnv,. ? t. |ir> -\ ftand c.f Men \\b>s it. , --, r.od Tone bed ', *e?-uj| Meeting i T >' tlssr of the -rsneph ( harks, M< ?-? il <;ulM wtn be h^ld ? in ?;""i'i?i at H o >|? k a1 f < ho?H OaVers f r J Ibe rn ilns ? ? -. ill v ehvied sad o lv r fnij-? ,. .-,n s. dt* <\ of. P?f StDENTiau INAUGURATION ! Wa?bt?gto-< 0 C Marc" *tb. tS7S?not.ND TRIP???.ri Via CHESAPF.AKC A OHIO For 'I . i . a* lor Cb?-??P' Jr Oh'n sip >e-l| flehet* from ?Md pe-tri Hampton nd Newpor New - ?n Wa-h-naton p r? ajhd retnrn ?t rate of %:;- tens * am ssk- Feh man J?tk W.-.i. ist. fnd and trd with rtssil ii ''smtsg to b-sve Wnshinrtoe not \??r then night <rf . Man b ptk It leb 21 ?. ?? 2 . Find Help in Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound Winchester, Ind. ?"Four doctors told me that tliey could never make, ? regular, and that I would event - ually have dropsy. I would bloat, and J sufferfrombeariiig [ dow n pains,cramps and chills, and I ? 111 < 1 not sleep nights. My mother u rote to Mrs. I'ink ham t'oradviee.and I began to take Lydia K.l'iiikham's _ Vegetable Coin pound. After taking one and one half bottles of ti>e L'oMpotttid, I am all right again, and I recommend it to every suffering woman." ?M its. May Deal, Winchester, Ind. Hundreds of such letters from girls and mothers expressing their gratitude for what Lydia K. I'inkham's Vege? table Compound has accomplished for them have been received by The Lydia K. PiukhamMedicine Company, Lynn, Mass. (iirls who are troubled with painful or irregular periods, backache, head? ache, dragging-down sensations, faint? ing spells or indigestion, should take immediate action to ward off the seri? ous consequences and be restored to health by Lydia K. I'inkham's Vege? table Compound. Thousands have Iwen restored to health by its use. If yon would like special ad vice about your case write a confiden? tial letter to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Muss. Her advice is free, and always helpful. loans! Get together all your SMALL BILLS. Use OUR MONET to I pay them off. We are making PRIVATE IX) ANS on your personal note of $5.1)0 and upwards on short notice without publicity or ad? vance charges. DON'T HESITATE to call on. us. We will let you have the MONEY QUICKLY and put the matter in such shape that you can repay the loan in easy weekly or monthly payments to suit your own con? venience. We also loan on PLAIN NO 1E to S.VLARIED EM? PLOYEES, holding permanent positions. If you will can, write or phone, we will cheerfully ex? plain our terms, etc. SOUTHERN LOAN GO. 29th Street 4. '"ashington Ave. Entrance 2b. ?9th SL Rcli 'Phone 183. HEALTH FOOD BAKERY & CON. CO. Cor Washington Ave. and 31st Street. Newport News, V?. i^-^d ft**-.; ALT DIAHALT BREAD REGISTERED Best Ever Made For Salt? br All (ivocru. Tncfc Cremst Dead 'H>- As.?? .at< A ITess I l??\\?M>* (.A r*eb 2; <? .1 HKrtjnetm the c'cllna e-elnae. o IVivton V?n- d?ed I dar a* a result of tnpirt'. rerel??Ht ; wo da\? a* ' whlb gitlrg hi. sappirig lie gap' i??-rforman^ '" Ills nerv? fe?. 1 najalsS?v| of mmpiie ?w?? ?bim fe. ? gaps ti? ai the ? i*d n' a steep I net trie a l?rg* rr ?d arK tie**/ 4 the ae, 1 ;.n Charges ef Gas Wset'd ?>* ry Mine s rswdlne srtir missnt Ire" a charge <A aar h"? xs'ed. ONE PRICE TO ALL Our Regular 25 Discount Sale CLOSED LAST NICHT! During: This Week, However, We Will Continue to Give a Special Discount -on all FALL and WINTER CLOTHING li you faih-d !<> L'.iy during oui regular discount sale, lake advan l?ge of the special reduction this week. Von will bo surprised to know how little it w.l. require to fit you out in a stylish, well-made suit WE URGE YOU TO COME IT WILL BE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE We aiso will bo pleased to have you look at o t spriug line of Hats, comprising all the new shades ;ind shapes. Knapp Felt, $4.00 Gotham,$3 00 Nox = AII, $2 00 EACH A GOOD VALUE AT THE PRICE! GARNER 2714 Washington Avenue $1.99 This* ROCKER if only ONE ?.f the many values we ar? now of feriog. Can you dupli? cate it for. ??99 Newport News Furniture Co. 3007 Wagliington A vet up. Newport Newi*. Virginia BENEDICT S*PE NOW Li'eSavera Succeeded ha ?umpieg Out Leak.ng veaaet We.-1 w a? reeeiyed her.- ys nd.n Uiat th- life savers who were at work ' on the C r. " masie I sehooner Helen I II ??? . -i . ? which waa reporter! on , Ttinrsdti last, as an< h?red in a dan , B'-rnn? position off th' Virginia roes' S'sr the Assntewgve life ssviag sts lion wi?h fonr feet of wst? r In her. !.??'?! as a rcsalt o( having pounded j heavily on the tw-aeh had setl f >ded in |iuniT>lnc the v -?<-| mn an! mal ing lempnrarv repairs, so lha' she ran J>roe?-e4 to Jier d"s|inat|on The k. . <t . ? left this pott bound 'or Portland Maine, with a cargo nt coal on braar I!? Cutter m-hj?', Plotted NF.W VOKK. Feb -The revenue culler Mohawk whirh am ind?d yes teptay on the rock? In Hep i;afe. wa* floated lale fodar tntrj Into po;1 and placed ia di> dock.