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Walking Beam of Side-Wheel
Steamer Breaks. ENROUTE FOR RICHMOND Accident Rendering Boat Helpless Oc? curs near Fergusons Wharf, an Hour After Departure From Here? Passengert Transferred. An hour after she left this port at I o'clock yesterday morning for Rich? mond with passenger and freight, the big side-wheel steamer Pocahonta-s was disabled near Ferguson s Wharf, on the James River, sixteen miles north of this city, by the breaking of the "walkiug beam ' The accident occurred just as tbe vessel was turn? ing to warp into the dock at Fergu son's Wharf and the crew managed u make her fast at the pier. Shortly after the accident occurred, tbe local office of the Old Dominion Steamship was notified and an effort was made to get a tug to go to the aid of the vessel and tow her to the local shipyard for repairs. However, tugs seem to be scare and it was late in the evening before the company ronid secure the servicug of a tow boat. The disabled steamer was breugV back here last night and is now at the shipyard. The passengers and freight on the vessel were transferred to the Old Do? minion night line steamer for Rich? mond which arrives in that city this Meriting. The Pocahontas was due there yesterday evening. The disabled walking-beam turns the side-wheels by which the steamer is driven and she is absolutely help? less. The pocahontas is uow the property Of the Old Dominion Steamship Com? pany, which recently acquired the Virginia Navigation Company, which company had tbe Pocanontas built and operated here on the James river for many years. The vessel is the largest and fastest side-wheeler in this section. * SHIPPING REPORT Thursday. December 2. 1909. j Arrived. Steamer Oorredyk (Dtch.j De.long, Rotterdam via Baltimore?to Holland -American Une with merchandise. Bteamer ICtruria (Gar.) Philadel? phia via Norfolk?to Hamburg-Amer? ican Line with merchandise. Steamer Egda (NOfai Olseu. Ha? vana?to White Oak C:?I Company iu ba.ia.-t. j Steamer Diadem tBr.i Innis, New' Orleans? to Chesapeake [| <Jhio Coal and Coke Company for bunker coal. J Barge Cudaunted from Providence to-Smokeless Fuel C mpauy in bal last. Barge Nashau from New Haven?! to Smokeless Fuel Company in ba'last.' Barge Biwabik from Providence? to New River Consoltdated Coal C m ;-an> in ballast. | Barge Cienfeugos from Boston ?to Rerwind-White Coal Company in bal? last. Cleared. Steamer SokotolBr.l Pierce.Hal.fax? Che-ap. ake & Ohio Coal & Coke Com-j nary. j Steamer Planet Mars (Br.? Robert-( son, M utevideo and Buenos Ayres?j White Oak Coal Company. Steamer Jamestown (Rr.j Fennis,' Where Where everybody goes to buy Shoes mjst be the best piece tor you tc go. Because where everyone deals there must be a reason for ,t. Everybody .r. Newport News sod the Pening! suia buys Shoe* from EISEN MAN. Because they kwcw that when they buy Shoe* there the> ?rill get the beet St ana the beet Shoe poembte. That In the reaeoe. why everybody knows where CISCNMAN ie? ?gth Stre-t *\ W a ?hingtso Ave. Buenos 'Ayres?Furnes*, Withy ? Co.. Ltd. i i Steamer Diadem i Hi i Innla. Nantes ?nd Hamburg?Chesapeake & Ohio t'nal and Coke Company. ? Sailed. Schooner.. .1. I low ell I.e. ds, R-o|w?, < bat lesion, S. (.; O. 1? Witherell, Pierce, Boston. Charles \V. Church, Hurt. Allyns point; Wll.tam D. Mar vol. Farmer, Booth Bay. Barge Cardenas for Cheisa Calendar for Today. Sun risen . 7:00 a. m Sun sets.4:49 p m. High water_ 2:2; a. m. p. m. I l?w water ....8:32 a. m.. 9:07 p. m. i_ Coal for Halifax.. i The British steamer Sek.to cleared yesterday Jor Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a cargo ot about ^3,000 tons ot eoui. i bis is tbe uTst coai cargo ship l>ed fr."m this port to Nova Scotia in several months. !- A ! Steamer Planet Marc Clears. i j The British steamer Planet clear? ed at the local custom bouse yester? day for Montevideo aud Buenos Ayres with a cargo of about 3.9O0 tons t f c:al. Sbe will steam today. Amesteldyk at Rotteddam. The Holland-American iuer, Ams teldyK, which steamed from Norfolk on November 17, arrived at Rotter? dam on December 1 at 6 p. m. The vessel was loaded with export freight at tnf.s port. I EIGHT STEAMERS TO LOAD EXPORTS HERE December Promises to be Busy Month in Foreign Traue? Two t>riips Loading. Eight big foreign steamers are scheduled to load export freight at this i?ort this month and December' promises to be tbe banner month of ihe year in the general export trade hare. Two steamers, the Holland - American liner Coiredyk and tbe Hamburg-American liner Etruria, ar? rived in port yesterday and are load-! ing at Chesapeake & Ohio pier No. .">. | Am' ug the other vessel scheduled to load this month are the West Point,' Savannah and Powhatan, of the Fur neea-Withj' Line, the Barcelona and ? Andalusia, of the Hamburg-American Line, and the Andyk, of the Holland American Line. The Furness-Withy ships will take grain iu addition to other exiiorts. I Besides the vessels the regular Nor? way-Mexico Gulf liner will load at ports here for Havana and a dozen or more vesels will take coal for for? eign |*>rts. LARGEST FOUR-MASTER ASHORE ON FRYING PAN Schooner Marie Palmer Goes on Shoal While in Tow of I Tug Coney. j - I (By Associated Press.) BKAl'FORT. N. C, Dec. 2.?The tchooner Marie Palmer, the largest four master on the coast, is ashore < n Frying Pan shoals in a dangerous position. The vessel grounded during the night while being towed by the tug Edgar F. Ccney to Savannah to which por: she is bound irOm Csrteret. N J., with a carg^ of 2,Tu? tons ot guano. * May Have Been Floated. WILMINGTON, N. i . 2? The Wilminzton tug Alexander Jone? has gone to the assistance of the Palm I but it is thought that sbe may have been floated by the coney cn nign water during the day and proceed? ed. While proceeding into Southport. N. C. for tores Into today tbe schoon? er Mary A. Hall, 343 tons, Captnin Haskell, last reported from Jackson? ville, Fla. November 17. for Boatca, with cargo of lumber went ashore just Inside Cape Pear bar. Tbe tug Sea King left S?rth port tonight and it is said that she will he floated withent damage. The weather is tavora. to and it is be? lieved that neither vessel 1* In im? mediate danger MORE DELEGATES NAMED. Governor Swsnsen Appoints Feur Lo? cal Men to Congress. Mesrs M. S. iJeweilya. W. &j Rncker, R D Holoway and John Thornton here been commissioned fc] , Covern or Swans n as delegates the rivers and harbors eostgress. I which meets ha Washington, D C. from December * to is This makes a 1 total of eight delegates to be appoint ed to tbe r ngres? from this ctty Italian CsrMoet Resigns. ?6? AbuMoaieq IT east. ROME !?? t t ?The caWnet of - re. mier (holltfi T.nlgT.ed today. Try dei.r.- as home made rakes, p'e*. pickle* and preserves at the B* ?aar. -ton* Wash tug-tor arcane. 1 Side-Wheel Excursion Steamer to Travel Five Thousand Miles. With her Ueok houses hoarded up to . h ??.nil the idiook or henv> seas, the Newport News' built side-wheel Hreproot excursion steamer James town will steam from this port this 'ra;rning on a voyage ol .'..0O0 miles ' to Buenos Ayres. Argentine Republic The vessel will make tine stop at St. 1 ucia for a fresh supply of bunker coal. She is expected to complete the journey within twenty-live days, j Captain <;. W. Kennt*, of l.ond u,' irngldiid, who arrived here several I day.-> :igo, will take the Jamestown to South America. She will he the sev? enth ship this skipper has taken to that country In the pgeg few years. The vessel is manned by a crew of about thirty men. The Jamestown was built f r the excursion service between Washing? ton, L>. C, and the Jamestown Kxi>o sition, being completed in 1007. and is not a deep sea craft. However, she is regarded by shipping men as a very seaworthy craft aud the skipper expects her to weather almost au> . sind of a storm she may encounter. The vessel U owned by the Argon tine Navigation Company, a British] corporation, and her nationality baC, been changed from Americau to lint lafeu She will ply in the ferry service on the river de LaPlstto. CONTRALirEQUITABLE PASSESTOJ. P.MORGAN Majority of Great Company's Stock Valued at Nearly Half a Billion.) esl) (By Associated Presd.) NICW YORK. Dee. 2.--Control of the Kquitable Life Assurance, Society, which was secured by TbOitiag V. Ryan soon after the intuirance scan da's of some years ago, has passed to J. Pierpont Morgan with the $47:.', . cf assets which the company declared in its last statement. The transfer, apart from its mag? nitude aa a chap'cr in the history ol finance, marks a complete Tcvcrsal of the old order under which We in aanusee companies controlled the i destinies tf the banks and trust com- ( panics. Newa of the- transfer was contain? ed in the following brief statement leaded from the officer cf Morgan A <'?-: L tin Buys Majority of Stock. Mr Morgan has bought the ma- j jority cf the ?lock of the Equitable I Life Assurance Society, formerly o*"n ed by Themas F Ryan. This pur? chase is subject jo the trust under which (irover Cleveland. Morgan 1 O'Brien und Ceorge Westinghmise were made vet in? trustee* for the benefit of policy helders, and It covers all Mr. Ryan's interest, including all the stock purchased by him from Jam- s BL Hyde." The exact amount of tbe stork bought by Mr. Morgan and his part? ners, and the prlc, they paid '.ema n for atibsoquent announcement. Nor would the. name any other interests allied ?Ith theui although it ig re? moved in Wall street that at leert bought oy Mr. Morgan and his part? ners, and ttie price they paid remain ft r subsequent announcement. Nor wtuld? tbey name any other interest one large trnst conirany may take a hand in the deal, if the consent of the Equitable ia obtained. L.idrr the terms of the irust agreement refer? red to In Mr. Morgan's announce n't nt tht Ryan stock could not he sold without the ec.neent of tbe sur? viving trustees whose term of pow er held until June 15 next, and trite might continue the agreement for anoth'r five years If they saw fit. One ?* Marrtmae's Plane. Mr Ryan s >< Mines la tbe BaoK able were bought, in large part, from Jeane? H. Hyde, although Edward M Harrtman had laid plans which, aa he suppesed. w.tc to assure hint the control which went Instead io Jar. Ryan It was dot big the bearings of the Arevtroeg laseraace investigation tha? Mr. Harrtman. when question -d On this point coined what subse? quently heeeinc a nsti nui by-wotw. He was asked if he had settled scores w'th Mr Ryan and answered '.-reely ?Not yH ? TV- puhHr added with readv intnltioa ' bet soon." At the eftVe.. of the BtjnltaMe Sc. riMt Prr^Id.rt Panl It is krr.wn. ?owev?r. that the d - rertors < f the sor-Mv and the prina peis today were in roof<-prnee and there I? authorit. frr the stasseeea* that the transfer n?et with their ap proval. REP0R1 SHOWS HFALTH OF THE CITY IS G()OD Dr. Pretlcw, the City Health OhV cer. Says There are Few Con tagiou* Diseases ITlat the health of thl- cltj I nn usually Rood Is shown hy the monthly raport of Dr. laraa* J Pretton tr.o nhQ health officer. Duly two ca ? 11 contagious diseases is reported .it this time and one of these is conval? escent and only one bouse :n l ho .? 11y U quarantined. The reiKirt *h< w s that there were a toa! fn 51 births against St deaths for th" month. Of tbe births lit were white males, M white feeaaleu, two colored males and four colored fe? rnstes Fourteen white males even white females. eight at lored inal<>s and ten colored femeles died during the month. Causes cf death are given as follows: Abscss of lungs i, gaanrynai i. scute cerebrltis 1, asthma i, atterio CitlnfiUg 1. bronchal-imenmonla I, eelulitis 2, convulsions 1, catarrah 1, fever I. eclampsia 1, emphysema I. enteritis ttnhurcular) 1, iuanitiou IS, ictcrius meonltecrum 1, lohar pneu? monia 'I. marasmus 1, nephritis ::, still Porn I. suffocation 7. tetanus 1, tuber? culosis (pulmonary) 1. typhoid fever 1, unknown 1. valvular heart disease three RAILROADS AND TOBACCO TRUST UNDERIINDICTMENTS Federal Grand Jury at Louisville Re? turns True B ils in Rebating Case*. (By Associated Press.) I/X'ISVIU.K. K.Y., Dec 2.?The sjM'clal gran<i jury which has been sitting in the Federal court to inves? tigate alleged violations of the luter- ' state commerce law today returned indictment.* against the lyjulsv illo & Nashville hnd the Louis?,lie. Hin? derst n ?i St. Louis railroads and 'he Americau Tobacco Company, tor re? bating. Eignt indictments, aggregating ; forty-two counts were returned | against the former road. . One indictment of twenty-live j counts was returned against the Am- ' erican Tobacco Company. The indictments were returned ; jointly against the Ixuisville, llen d'cson fc St. I. u;.- and Lueien Irwin, now |iresident of the road, but at the time of the alleged offenses, the gen? eral freight agent and traffic, man? ager. BAD DAY FOR FAVORITES. Heavily Backed Stonemsn Outrun all The Way. (By Associated Press). T\MPA,FLA.. Dec. 30.?Only two fa? vorites rewarded the talent today an theie were at such short prices that a riajrrity of the play was on tbe second choices, for the place and bhot/. The upset of the day was in the second when Stoneraan, after being backed from even 7 to 10. an unu? sually heavy play going in, put up a miserable race, being outrun all the way. Seil, the second choice in this race *a? much favored and rewarded the liarkers by finishing in front. 10LD PRIVATE MEETING. Depositors of Wrecked Bank Discusses, Pians for Appealing Case. It was learned yesterday that about | 25 of the three hundred of more de? posits of the wrecked savings bank of Newport News held a private meet? ing ,n Rosenbaum s hall a week ago Wednesday night and discussed plans for appealing the case. No action was taken and the status cf tbe case remains unchanged. it U said some of tbe deposit-! ors made some frank speeches, de-1 nouncng certain of the alleged d're tors who were held net liable by Jndge .'ngretii J.W JACKSON&'" PaPlR HANGING, PAINTING, Plate and Sheet Qiaas, ?th. St. ard Huntington Ava ?ell 'phone 309. J?RIV- CETI KG C/ OS FOR ? TMAS EI S' OR >W HULI IULL Qmius tic Uli? *RO> ICC rx I***!**"- *t Sew* v*. ; SMALL CROWD Ifi BETTINC RING.' Good weather Fails to Bring Jjckson vills Sports Out. i lly Associated Press). ; I \("KSON'VIl.l.K, rtdL. DM I ' Vltho.igli the weather was disagree .'1,1,. tlx* crowd In the betting ring at 1 : Moncrit l this aitilfcjggaj showed de j creased. Qggfga Sweeney's (). K. Il'ind'ill' was pill a cross a winner in the fli>t .?tid in iiccount of the e\< client show? jj matt? by this horse Saturday when He u ii ut 40 to i he found many l ackers ut 11 to :.. Black Oak's vie | tory in the s?i\th was the prettiest race ,>i the day General Adams Dead. (!t\ HgM atad Pr?ss>. WAM1IN0TON, It i'.. IVt While on m visit to this , ity from III home at Charleston. S f llrigndlet Oenersl KjMgJ U \dams. r S. A., re tiled died yestertlay afternoon, Ho was ktenttfied for a number of year* with the engine, ? r cones al the agag) lie was born in Massachusetts. The Best Food for Werker?. The best food for those who work with bund or brain Is never high priced. The best example of ibis Is found In Quaker oats. li stand* at the top among foods that supply nourishment and vigor, without taxing the dige* lion, und yet it Is the least expensive food one can eat. This great food valup and low con make it an ideal food fie* families who want to get the greatest good from what they eat. laborers, lartory or farm hands, fed plentifully on Quaker Oats will work better and with less fatigue than if !< d on almost any other kind of food. All of these facts wore proved and very Interesting Information about human foods were gathered by Pro? fessor Fisher of Yale I'nJverslty In 1M& You'll find Quaker Oata in reg? ular size packages, and hermetically sealed tins; the latter is best for hot climates. 34 Everting Hours Some of the sweetest hours of home-l:'V -e pasted undrr the gentle, kindly light of the eve? ning lamp. If it be the Rayo Lamp, the light contributes an added charm?makes reading and sewing c. y. There are no aching eye? after reading or sew* mg undrr the rays of the Rayo Lamp. 'lite Rayo Lamp diffuses a steady white Ii hi It is the .ta-i trying of any artificial light. le of brass throughout?nickel plated?impiovew central draught burner. The Rayo is a low-priced lamp, hut you canrtot get a better lamp at any price One* a Rayo user, always one Every Daalaj ??'??? rwkrrv. If Not at Voort. 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