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INTO COURT TODAY, REACH THE BUDGET Both Sides Ready to* Begin n'ng of Legal Battle Before Justice Brown. (Continued From Second Page) ARMY OF WITNESSES SUMMONED FOR STATE Forty eight Men, Including All Local Insurance Agents, Will be Called Upon to Testify Against Trust?L, R. Warren, First Defendant on the Scene. .Chairman L. R. Warren, of the Vir? ginia jommittee, of the Southeastern Cnderwritres' Association, Is the only one of the twenty-three officials of the Insurance Trust who has arrived .n this city to answer in the police court this morning to the charge of unlawfully conspiring to tlx lire insur? ance rates in Newport News. Mr. Warren arrived yesterday afternoon from Richmond and spent the night at the Warwick hotel. President Daniel B. Harris, Gen? eral Manager A. H. gndl iwi and other of thq officials of the association will arrive here this morning at 10:30 o'clock over the Chesa|teake & Ohio and they will immediately pfoceoel te the police court for arraignment before Justice Drown. It is, not known at this time how many of the officers will come to answer the charge in per? son, but the announcement has beeu made by counsel for the accused that ell of them will not be on hand fqr the trial this morning. All of th ed on account at the send base $412.56, and Mr. Davis to curb and gutter the block on Huntington ave rue at a coat of $180, free of costs to the city and that the sum ot $!.('?'? bo appropriated to meet tbia addition? al expehse. Mr. W. E. Spruill opposed paving tue Msok on Huntington avenue, say? ing tint he thought Thirty-fourth street sl-ould be paved. Mr. Cox said he would vote for it If Mr. Davis would ?Ign a contract covering the provisions of the recommendation of the committee. Mr. Whitley also op posed the recommendation on the ground that Mr. Davis was dictating tp the city in the matter. Mr. Ford raised the |k>int that be fore this block can be paved plans and specifications for the paving must be drawn up and bids Invited and the contract awarded. Motion Vcted Down. sYgsM Mr. Ford finished, Mr. Harris offered a motion that the matter be referred back to the committee on highways and sewers and the motion was voted dean, eight to seven. Ayes?Boiling" Fortl. Harris, Hut thens, W. K. .Ionen, Milstead and Wallace, seven; Nays?Cheadle, Chris tic, Cox, Fello-Jst, W. A. Spruill, W. E Spruill, Via, ana Whitley, eight. The original motion to adopt the recommendation of the committee was lo?t, eight to seven, twelve votes being necessary to adopt because it carried an appropriation of more than $300. Ayes?Boiling. Cheadle. Fel? lows, Harris, Hutchens, Milstead, Via and Wallace, eight; Nays?Chris? tie, Cox, Ford, W. E. Jones. W. A Spruill. W. K. Spruill and Whitley se-'eu. Hot Argument Takea Place There was some dissention from th ruling of the chair that the resolutior was lost and Messrs. Fellows Harris had a very h*ated argume twenty-three officers are under a bond | "bou,/ne m?t,er- However the rul a ty I or. :i Jl before of $5im> for their appearance Justice Brown today. Great Interest In Trial. No trial that Jias been in this city in many years has attracted as much attention as that of the insurance men. Commonwealth's Attorney Berkeley and bis assistants, Attorneys W. C. Stuart and R. M. Lett, are seek its members convicted of a common its members convicted of a coinman law misdemeanor. The Trust con? trols the fire insurance rates- in many other Southern states and natur? ally the outcome of the trial is await? ed with more than pas?ing interest in those states. Insurance people throughout Virginia and the East are deeply interested in the case. The public of this city also is anxiously awaiting the trial and it is expected that the poiice court room will be packed to its capacity through? out the hearing, it had been sup? posed that Justce Brown would hold court in the Corporation Court room so that more spectators could be ac comtnodateu. but he declares that the trial will be conducted in the police court room. The hearing probably will not begin before 11 o'clock as most of the accused men will not ar? rive here until 10:30 o'clock. Accused Insurance Men. The members of the Trust who were arrested at Hot Springs, Va., on May 18 on warrants sworn out by Captain Berkeley are: Daniel B. Harris, president; A. B. Andrews, general manager; A. H. Har? ris, L. R. Warren. H. Y. Chatterley, E. D. Dewey, George McGoodridge, ft. A. Hamlin. E. H. Jones, Jefferson learse, Wm. R. Robins, A. H. Travere, K. T. Coldwell, Guy Carpenter, O. H. Collins, A. T. Brooks. R. M. Hughes, W. R. Prescott. Dana Blackmore, H. C. Hare, J. S. Middleton. B. J. Smith and H. M. Tanner. Attorneys Randolph Harrison, of Lynchburg, and O. D. Batchelor. of thia city, will defend the insurance men. Mr. Batchelor said yesterday that he wiH be ready for the trial this morning and no delay in beginning the proceeding* is anticipated. Forty-eight Witnesses. Forty-eight witnesses are summoned to testify in behalf of the Common? wealth, ten of these being out-of-town witnesses. They are: Col. Joseph But ton. State insurance commissioner; H. R. Houston and Howard Saunders. of Hampton; T. W. Blackstone an1 Leonard C. Mears, of Accomac coun? ty; J. E. Weat and J. T. Withers, of Suffolk, and -O. i). Pitts. W. H. Mc? Carthy and Robert Lecky. Jr., of Rich? mond. The local witnesses summon ed are: Commissioner of the Revenue B. W. Crump. Flee Chief W. K. Stow, James L. West. Horace Epes. W. S. Copeland. John Spencer, newspaper men; Chief of Police Reynolds; Presi? dent Alex Meyers, of the Merchants' Aseoctat'oc; W. B. Llvesey. John Mor loa. City Attorney J. a Massie. Bute Senator S. W. Holt. Hon. L. P. Stearuea. Councilman E. I. Ford, and ft. W. RevnoMs Thomas A Reynolds. C. tL Hoskina. Sol Miller. W. R. Barrett. C. U West. M. W. Bryant. Fred Bar rett. A. I? Powell. W. Lee Powell. J. E T. Hanter. W. K CottreII. J. E Wsrren. E. W House. C. B. Nelms. J. L. Pat ton. George T. Kelloms, W. T. Chap n C. O. Nolan*. H. W. Bowaa. A A Applewhite. Frank Bart let t. J. A. Sommertille sad Guy Murray instrr race scents It Is expected that the trial will continue for the rtmslndir of this week as :wo da ?'s undoubtedly will he required for putting on the evwteaee of Um State. There is no limit <o the aw uses, of the Sne or the lenrth of tr? jail s*7> tnevce which ran be impeasH at**) the iasurar.ee men ia th* event of thwir eoavx tion Th- law says that the Sans stall not be leas than I1M and the JaR sentence shall not he Mars thaw oae moath Coast V. uk Gam. Aatomobilee -Call W. S. Rows*. ing of the ehair stood and Mr. Ford moved that $1.?;20 be appropriated for l aving a block In the Fourth ward, but that motion was lost, ten to five, twelve votes being necessary for the passage of the resolution. Ayes?Boi? ling, Cheadle, Cox, Fellows, Ford, Hut chens. W. E. Jones, Milstesd. Via and Wallace, ten; Nays?Christie. Har? ris. W. A. Spruill, W. fc. Spruill ann Whitley. five. An ordinance regulating the manu? facture, sale and storage of explo -:v.-> and other dangerous substances, which was recommended by the com mittee on fire department and water, was laid on the table for a month by a vote of eight to seven. City At? torney Massie stated that under this ordinance automobiles could not be run within the city limits. New Boiler For Fire Engine. A resolution appropriating g! .22.1 for the installation of a new boiler in the fire engine at the Central sta? tion was adopted by a vote of fourteen to one, Mr. Boiling voting In the negative. He stated that this price was too high for an upright boiler. The council adopted a recoznmen oat ion of the committee on light and water lhat an arc light be placed at Huntington avenue and Twenty-ninth street. Mr. Ford being the only one to vote against the recommendation. The resignation of Driver P. B, Anderson, of the fire department, was accepted and C. E. Knight was elected as his successor. , Return Firemen's Money. I'nder a suspension of the rules, a resolution directing the city electric lan to return to the LaPrance Engine Company a check for $10 for inspect ing the wiring of the Casino ground" for the rarnical held there last week was adopted by the council. The reso lution was offered by Mr. Harris. Mr. Cox offered an ordinance mak ing it unlawful for fish and oystei venders to blow horns on Uie streets ot the city. The measure was referred to the committee on ordinance and i police. Lower Price of Water. Vice-president Wallace offered ar ordinance requiring water companies to furnish their consumers 75 gallon1 of water per day at a rate of $2 pei ouarter instead of 150 gallons a da; at $4 a quarter. The measure wa* referred to the committee on Are de i-anment and water. A similar ordi nance was offered in the council sev ?ral years ago. but was voted down after remaining before the committee several months. The council adjourned at 11:11 o'clock. w POSTMASTERS GET INCREASE. W. T. Hopkina Receives Additions $100 Per Annum. Announcement Is made from Wssh Ingtoa of a readjustment of the e*ts ries of the Virginia poetmsatere whereby Postmaster W T. riopktns of this city, is to receive $3.1*0 net snnura, instead of $.t.ooo The saisr) cf the postmaeier at Phoebos Is In creased from $1,70? to $1 ?00 Cook With Gaa One* With Gaa A tab*lances?Cell ff? E. Roaee. Joes. Try O. B. 8. SpaemL Cook With One Cordt WH? Gam W. 15. Rowee Poaera. Direct or. Just ttt g. n. a Oasfe With Gaa. Unusually Large Number of Births Reported. CITY'S DEATH RATE LOW j Only Thirty-six Deaths From All Cauaes During Month?Dr. Prstlow Planing to Maka War Upon Mos? quitoes With Oil. City Health Officer T. J. Pretlow reports sixty-six births in Newport News tor the mcnth of May. This is nearly doubl.- the average numb?r ot births in a month and it la believed that It Is the record month in the city's history. Kitty-six of the *ixty six children born were white, there being thirty-one white males and twenty-five white fenwles. Five col? ored males anj five colored femalei were born dating tbe month. There were th.rtv-slx deaths during the month, seventeen white* and nineteen colored. There were only fourteen deaths during the month 01 April, but tbe death rate that month was exceedingly low. The rate lor May was slightly ebove the average. Dr. Pretlow gives the causes of death as follows: Apoplexy. 1; entro colitis, 1; peritonitis, 1; gastritis, 2; gastro-enterltis, 1: inanition, 2; pneu? monia, maraiiHS. 1; tuberculosis, 2; accidental drowning. |; hrocbo pnuemon 1; whooping cough. 1; valvular heart disease, 4; diarrhoea. 1; bronchial asma, 1: cancer, 2: acute uephritis. 1; chronic nephrtm. 1: mut.ple neuritis, 1} dysentery, li hookworm. 1; alcholism, 1; suicide, 1. Contagious Diseases. Only three cases of contagious diseases were reported during the mouth, two of scirlet fever and one of dipther.a. Five houses were fumi? gated in May for the follow, ng auses?Scarlet lever. 2; dipthertSj tuberculosis, 1. Two rummage sales also were fumigated. As the result of the regular tests of the milk delivered here by dairy? men during the month, three dairy? men were summoned to court fot peddling milk which failed to come up to the requirement of three per cent of butter fat On Trail of Mosqu.toes. Dr. Pretlow has recommended tc the city council that several harrew of cbeap oil be purchased to be used in destroying mosquitoes. Dr. Pret low says that tbe mosquito..- art breeding now. and that tbe oil pour ed around tbe breeding places, in tn? swampy sections of the city, parti STOMACH MISERY END8. TISIT has made it possible foi housands to enjoy good health. It vill do the same for you. Consti pation. Indigestion. Large box 10c All druggists J. C. GORS1CH & CO or by mail, direct from BEM1S COM PANT, Washington, D. C. BROADWAY Store 2905-7 Washington Ava. White 5H0ES Are Cool and Neat THEY ARK PART1CI"LARLY APPROPRIATE FOR WARM WEATHER. AND EVERY WOMAN SHOCLD HAVE AT LEAST ONE PAIR. LET 1*8 HAVE THE lid?ASS? URE OF SHOWING YOU fJl*R VERY REASONABLY PRICED LINE. BROADWAY Store 2*06-7 Washington Asm, OR. H. H. ADAIR VETERINARY SUftOEOW Omca CsfrseTs Uvery msawa? BOTH PHONES. NO. a HULL & HULL Graduate; : Optician. PROMNT SMVtCX us twenty nxao av Rswoast ten v ? cularly In Roofcetts und along tn crock betwoea Warw.ik and JoaTorooo avenue*, ?III destroy the mosquitoes SHIPPING REPORT. Tucaday, June 7, 1910. Arrived. Steam, r Luchana (Mr i Smith. New I York to llerwilid \\ 'hjtc Coal Com II any In ballast. Steamer Mills from Boston to White Oak Coal Company in ballast Steamer Hay Port from CJulmy Point?to White Oak Coal Company in ballast. s. Harne Hrittaala from lleverly?to Wime Oak Coat Com pan) la ballast. Marge Badger from I'rovldence- to White Oak Coal Company In ballast. Cleared. Steamer Itosefield (Br.) Mably, It I Lucia?Chesapeake A Ohio Coal Agen? cy Company. towed Stcameis Harald (Nor.) Tampico? 1 Sverdrop (Nor. 1 St. Thomaa. Schooner boring C Mallard for Boston. Calendar for Today. I Sun rls'js.4:4." a. m Sun sets , .7:23 u. in I High water .10:40 a. m . 14):51 p. at [ Low water ...4:41 a. m.. 4:39 y. m LODGE HAS BANQUET. Kioyhu of Columtuv Celebrates Tenth Anniversary. . Newport .News ? Cuuucil No. 6)1, Knights of C< luiubus, celebrated us tenth aniilvers.ir? Monday night witn a banquet, at the Commercial hotel Ot nd Knight W bad Knell delivered the address of welcome and other addresses were made by Rev. r-Vhe-r Joseph Krlol: and M. J. Murphy, of Norfolk. The banquet tM arranged by tne enteitulnnient committee of the couucil, which is composed of the pillowing: J. K. O Calishuu. chair? man; William J. Malouey. Thc-mah L Koran, H. J lhihcrty and J. A Kiley. Death of Z. fd. Taylor. Znchailah M. Taylor, f,:: years old died yesterday morning at *>: oB o'clock st the home of his brotner. A II Taylor, |03f Twenty fourth street Mr. Taylor had been | clip I tu e boyhood The body will be taken to Toano today und interment will be made there. Itev. M. W. But 1? r, pastor of the Kast Und ' Inistlin church, will conduct the servi vs. Coal for St. Lucia The British steAtner Rosefield cleared yesterday for St. Lucia with ? cargo of 4,4i?0 tons of coal, valued at ?11.440. Two Steamers Take Coal. Two Norwegian steamers. the Harald and Sverdrop. kteamed yester day for foreign ports with full ear goes of coal. The former is enruote for Tamt|K'o and the luittir for St. Thomas Sif to Load Here. The Norwegian steamer Sif la ex? pected to arrive In port .ojiav fTOSO, Baltimore to load a full cargo of coal for a tropical port. Mrs. G. W. Maddera and daughter have returned from a visit to relatives in Norfolk. Cook With Gas. CHARGES AGAINST PATENT MEDI? CINES. Most of the charges against patent medicines as a class have bo founds tion in fact and are manifestly unfair and unjust. There are a large number of stan? dard remedies like Lydia K. 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