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OLD COUPLE CAUGHT
irfWRECKEO HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. George D. Wil? liams Have Remarkable Es? cape During Storm. RESIDENCE IS BLOWN FROM ITS FOUNDATION Neighbors Runninp to Rescue Find Aped Man Chopping Away With Hatchet Under Ruins?Both Emergp Safe and Sound?Gale Fells Trees and Telepriph* Poles. SIT. ami Mrs Qeor?? 1) William1. an aged couple who liv.d at 1W1 Hani pie ii avenue, bad a most .oinaik ahlc eecape tropa death and injury yesterday evening .Wen their hone, a small frame strucure resting upon ? brick foundation its feel or no re high, wai Mown to tin ground and etwabed like an igg-sbell during the Ylolcii' westerly stcrm that swept over the city i few minutai aft< t 1 ocl'.k Neighbors, who witnessed the acid'nt and rushed through the rain to the .-une expecting to take the old people dead or djlap f"'"1 beneath th.- ruins, fouad Mr, WtHwuaw calmly chopping aw iv w*Ui a hat.net |B a? I'ffoit to make JH? opening, through w hielt lie und hU wife couid eecape. A -window opening rurnished pp av? cue of excapo, and Mr. and Kl"*. 'Williams emerged from tbelr wrecked home practi ally wl'hout a ?cratch, ninth to the astonishment of their r< scut Mr. and Mrs. Williams were taken to the home t f a neighbor and when the storm was over they went to the home or their son-in-law. Janes W. Driver. 1011 Twentv-firih street. Mr. Williams is mere than xn yean Ot age and bis wife is not a griat deal younger. Rain Kept Them Away. Mr. and Mrs William .1 lllayfon, who lived In the home with the old couple, were on their way home when the storm began. They stopped at the bouse of n ft lend about a-block away to get out of the rain and were tberw when their home was blown dawn. Had :he rain started Ave min? utes later, they would have been In the wreck. The wrecked house belongs to Mr. Driver. The extent or d image done had not been asciitained lad night, but It certainly will amount to several hundred dollars. Electric Lights Cut Off. The storm began a bom 7 o'clock last night with a heavy downpour oi rain. A few minutes later there was w> vivid electrical display and the wind began to blow a veritable hurricane. Tr^e.. were uprooted in various parts Of th? cltr, and one or two telegraph poles wore blown down A tree tell ?cross :he main feed wires Of the electric company between this city ? nd H.impton. and tor an hour New? port News hod no electric lights. Tele. phone and telegraph systems Balte ted considerably. Along the waterfront k vera! small craft were thrown up on the <bat as far as could be leo raed ao accident of a serious n?tnre oeeorred ^??paawawsaa^w^^a^^sWawa^sWjr^^^s^^ss^^i^i^t^^swaw^^^^s^sswwsWtwa? SOCIAL-PERSONAL. A number of young people of thi* tlty gave an enj >yable heacb party !o Ruckroc Reach last night in bono' Of Misses Nell Oarrlngton. of South Hosten, and Nannie Carnagl Roanoke. who are the guests of the Misse? Reynolds on Thirty f >.irth afreet, and Misses Mai (i:cene ar^ Anna Klwtore. of Richmond, who arc visiting Mrs. Krank A. McMillian on Thlrty-hrst str-et. AP-r et.joving the wwrf bathing, the party ha-l luncheon ow the pavilion and the remainder ot Don't Fail to see the window display -- at - ABBES the evening was spent In dancing howllnjc and other amusements Those In tba party were Misses Kthel Top Ping, of Amherg, Va.; Lily C Stewart, Nannie Reynolds, Margaret U -yields. Mai Greene, Anna Kimore, Nell Car rlngtou, Nannie Harrington; Messrs. A. A. Applewhite. Prnuk Richardson, Thomas Hundley. Kan Scott and Hugh S. rmt nt; Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. McMillan. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. James I* West. Mr. W. II. Stewart. Mrs K. W Reynolds. Mrs. Kdward O. Hall and Mrs. Mary C. Reynolds. Mitts l0ttm Clark gave a beacii |?ar. ty to Huekroe Reach Monday night in honor of her guests. Misse?. Mary Thompson, of Asbland, Va., and ShI lle Sinclair, of Tabbs Va. Among these attending warp; Misses Alma Smith, Ruth Powell, Klsie Wilson Ada Smith, Louise Clarke, Mary ThompsiMi and Saltier Sinclair, and ; Katie Trap and Claudia Iirooks, ot ? Wllliamsliurg. iiinl Sallie Is >? Wl lliiiipton; Mis-is Ned Clarke, <ar roH S'.nilh. Ilo'isit n 11 lliighes, Harry Smith, John C.-oswell, Wood win Moss, of New|M>rt News, and Parker, ll.ir very Russell and Thomas Collier, ot Hampton. Mrs. J N. Clarke, of this tlty. Had Mrs George McAllister, ot Hampton ch?piro?j the patty. Mrs. J K. Stock, of Wilmington, IH-I.. Is visiting Mrs. A. K. Overtoil. M? Fifty-fourth street. Mr. and Mrs Ciiarlea H. Kdwards end little son, Master Dennis, are visiting at (atn.lcn. N. J., and At? lantic City. # Miss Martha Land left pawkardw? tt) i pend her vacation with h? r aunt, Mrs. y. I). Overman, In Parkview, Portsmouth. Mr. R. Hunter Harvey, who has leen routined (o his borne by illness for quite a long time, la now aUle to sit up and it is expected that he will be out again soon. Miss Atiino Turner, of Nashville. Tt mi., is the guest of her brother. Mr. George F. Turner, 4915 Hunting ton avenue. Miss (?ra'-e Hurt, of Claremont. Va.. Is visiting Mrs. J. L. Flyn, on Twenty-sixth street. Miss Myra Stone, of Richmond, is ?isiting her father, Mr. I.OOU Stone, 1L'2:1 Twenty second street. Mrs. J. U Flyn, who has been vis itiiig relatives in Claremont, Va., has returned home. Miss Lee Stone has returned from Dos well Station, Va., where she vis? ited relatives. Mr. N. E. Dawson. formerly of this city, who has been In tho Philippines for several years, was in this cil y yesterday. He left last night for Washington and later will join Mrs. .-aw.-on In Mos!'in. Mr. and Mrs. Daw son will make th>ir home in Wash? ington. Mr. O. D. Ilatchelnr has gone to Hot Springs. Va., to attend the an? nual joint meeting of the Virginia and Maryland Har Associations. Mrs. G H A (looker and son, H? r nard, and Miss Theodore M. Harw xl are spending a month at Ca. at? Springs, West Virginia. Mrs. Kldon Roberts, l'snn J.ffere >n aven-it . has as her em >t. 'Miss r'lor ence PuRer. or Washington. D C Miss Ma'tie M?Ph'rsca is visiting relatives in Richmond Mrs G. W Madden and in tie daughter, Elizabeth are vlsitng rela? tiv es ?n l'eteisburg. Mrs. Kdward Carver and daughter Miss lJMiia. and Miss l?veday Nich? ols l.-ft pwatetww) for a visit to Ken and Ohio Mi's.Ida Ketchum his gone to At Iar-ti. CRj to spend two weeks. Mr and Mrs. E F waajfl are vUit ing relatives in Richmond. Miss Millie Hecht, whe has been the guest of her sister. Mrs Aaron Kurniciki. on Thirty third sir leturned to her home in New York. M .- James Jernigan and little daughter are spending the summer at Zuni. Va !' Mlawes Ruth and Eleaaere ?wich nt Morrison, -re the guest* of th panj ajwj ?> | f'haiies and Misa ?wale Smith, in this city I Uttle Mi?s Mad'ltn.' waVwap, who; ?has been visiting her coaahaa. thata and Retram Kurak-lki. on Tbir , ?tree?, ha? retorwed to her how? wv IN. w York Mia? Rill?- Clarke, who haa wrea I the pjwewt of M?as Lawca Carrer, ta this city, haa returned to her aoaae la Cwlpeper. Va Mrs R WrlU awd rhiMrea wwo ?have I Weils' Bswfaer, 1 Mrs. ICwwbi? Cirvev. on Twowty laasaaih ?treat, hare retarwed ta their wwaae at orawpje ta?ty Miss Mamt? wawwaaat? la visMiag faaaUwea in |jwj Hatl M Maeow IlwdttMw, BM7 T wept y ahvk ?tr^et haw ?a bee gw*wt, Mrs M Heat M port Haywnod V? iwaaatspaaa Cat w. K. romp Cowk WMtOBja. lE?jnH?SCI?? Annual State Encampment Will Be Held Here October 19, 19 and 20. |announcement MADE IN RICHMOND YESTERDAY! Local Confderate Organizations Will Immediately Begin Preparing for Entertainment of Visitors?State Camp Met Here in October, 1903? Governor Mann May Come. Newport News has been selected as| 'he place for the next -annual BaaSC* in): ot tkfl Grand Camp ot the l'on-' federate Veterans of Virginia on Os>| tuber 18, ill and 2u. haatltilli ?went to1 this efteet was made yeeterdaj at Kiciiiiioud by the siiImj wniltlaw. coat j sistng ol <'ol. 1. V. Midgood and Cap-; 'aln David Drown, to which the mat ter of Um next encampment was re (erred last year. This announcement will (oine as pi asani news to th* members o| the local l'oui? derate organization? and ? the ( ituens^jsajntrally of this city. Newport NeWS^ail the honor Of Uni entertaining Virginia's brave sons In October. MM, and they will be given a rousing welcome back here. Though the rariKs ot the "wearers of the grey" are rapidly thinning out, the camp still has a total member ship of T>,0u0 and It is expect.>d that more than 1JMM? of that number will altend the encauipiiieni here on Oc? tober. Hesides the veterans, a num? ber of the sons and daughters of ?et*ran* will ?une here and the city will be fill d with guests throughout the thfa* d.Hvs of the encampment. Magruthr Camp. I'nited Confed? erate Veterans, John \V. Paniel Chapter, Halted Daughters of the t'otifedi-racy. Bethel Cha?ner, I'nited Daughtan of th* CoaJadk racy, and J. K. II. Stuart Camp. Sons of Vet? erans, win immediately begin prepara ?ions for entertaining the veterans und their families. The sessions of the camp probably will be h ?Id in the Academy of Music. The feature of the encampment will be tho big street parade of the vet? erans and sons and daughters. Gov? ernor Maun, who Is a veteran, will be egged s* httend the encampment and make an address to his comrades. An interesting program of cntertainm e.t vlll be arranged and the encampment probably will end with a big ball in tho Armory Hail. JOHN McCOMB. JR., DEAD. _ i Well Known Young Man Passes Away at Chase City. News was received lure y> attarda] of the death of John McCoinb. Jr.. at Chase Cit.. Va.. Saturday night after an illness of several mouths. Mr. McOeaakj wk* was !>."? lean of age. ui .iirvlv-i? by a widow and two children.) bis father and mother, two sister.- and tkaaa brothers. His lather. John Mc-j Comb, Jr., came to Newport News with hli family more than fifteen years ago and has made his home here since that time. Tessa* John McC .ml' lived here, being employed at the shipyard. S?v? irai years ago he left here as chief engineer ot the steamship liurltne. of rhe M?t*on Navigation Company's Pacific Beet, and he held that position until a few months ago. when hi = health tailed. Then he came Kast and went to Hia?* City wtta the ixope of regaining hi* -health. Funeral services were held at Chase City asaaaskf and the body was in? terred there. Annual Excursion to Wharton Grove Camp Meeting. The steamer Mobjack will leave Old Point Sunday. .luly .11. a: for the Wharton Grove CsSSaS meeting. Messrs. Hrown ?t Hudgins. rho run excursions each year to th* Orovc. announce that the steamer will land right at the camp grounds, and will no? stop at Weem'a Wharf. rhit'.i wouid necessitate a long, dustv ?rnlk by passenger*. Tax fare, is $t M>. children. 3??c. Captain Caff>e will serve meal* and refresh its on hoard. 27 THOSE MOONLIGHT EXCURSIONS Newt Thursday. July 2*. The Chaseber of ?'??imerre has |de*? many things for Newport News. Nnae b? aiorv- praiseworthy than the pmcnreiecnt of th" costly act ?le hnnv* as mark the channel. These! arrei lights can he sven for mites th** i*arkeet steht nad root the cn*erntn>at saaay tben*aa4| They make it p?Iblc fir the largest orean ship* ?.< ?-nasr end so any hear of tee *i*> them* Tkry eaaaot he aa? r related c-Wi* at night oben their owerful Weaitaatl?i ahmen for ?elles <.?? at sea. ?0* aa the aserat ^araioa ant Tkafadai asgkt. Miaba? ><e tfll at* awed ea? rs*** fhess net Tberr (/-?at red light i -wit Thetr rr?*t red ? ? ? . | *.. saasg ? ?ear anr?t, lank ?wer the sts/bnerd h???e an tt^ outward, ?wer the part saw aa the retem -C*H W. K. fjhps*?. lest Trr t.^? * WperkU. Cone Wlih Uea. Jaet Try 1 ?. 1 -|imi Entertainment for Guests. ^ Mr. and Mis K K. Christi.' fwpar? tained at their home In K?st lind last week in honor of Mrs Christies sis I' r. Misa Wa Garthrlght, ind cousin. Miss Bellte M. Wide, of Richmond. The evening was s*pe"t ?n P'ay'os f gcmes, after which refreeheaoatl ? ived. Among the gti?sts were: MJesel Taue? Fuh h- r. Elsie Bowa, ! Octavia Tignor, Nellie M. Wade, Ida | Garth it?; lit. Mabel Baaderaon, Anna Carroit, B#BJJ M Id Christi.-; MeM-rs. Joe It.-ath, Kddie Koaskfle, Frank CtilPhwItpt ', Burr Wilson, Claude Cole, J. T. Chancy, Morris I. Wilson Ku g. n. Cariatie, Jr. Strickten K?lian. Koh.rt w*'klns, Harvey chrls'l,-, Rev. and Mis S'.yinoi.r, Mr anil Mrl wftt kiDs, aud Mi. and Mrs K. K. CtriatkC| DelipVitful Dinner Party. Mr. and Mrs Philip Segel gave a di hgl,(tul dinner Monday evening in honor 61 Mrs. Seg-l's brother, Mr. William I. Cooper, ol N. w York. After dinm r a iniinber of papelea! salee flota were repferod u> Miaaea ivitz and Clicket and Messrs. Hamel and CWOp er. Those attending wie; Mr and Ni. Frank Salackv. of Portsmouth; I Mr. .id Mrs I,. B. Sal/In -rg, Mr. and i Mrs. Nathan Tivel, M,:s S. Sai.-sky. ' or Ntrlolk: Mr. and Mrs M iiniel ! Sale?ky, of Baltimore; Mr and Mri. 1? M p. I'./, Miss I.- ath Pelt/.. .Mr R Man.! c-1 this. Clt: Biq Bat for Sergeant Wetjb. William Wallace y nV niay "'>m p!. t.'tl an immense baseball hat l-.r Sei-;, ant W. *T. Wehh ta use in the game against the Norfolk* police next Monday at th" C'sino park. The hat U ?.' ur feet long, two inches thick tad liv.- laphea broad an<l is made of >'ak. Seigeant Wehh psrap h>- .an hit the hall p mile with it. J. V. Cosby Qualifies. .i v coshv yeaterda) qualified bo fore Deputy clerk of Courts Maranie us a member of the hoard ? f BOkowl truste-s from the Third district. He was elected by the council hu? month to succeed w K. Packott. |^| OVERTAXED Hundreds of Newport News Readers Know What It Means. The kidnenys are overtaxed; (llave too much to do. They tell about it iti many aches and ?wins? Backache, sideacbe, headache. Early symptoms of kidney tils. Urinary troubles, diabette, Height's dlsea.se follow. A Newport News citizen tella here ihe way to keep tfce kidneys well. Mrs. C. H. Wi-nn, ?50 Thirtieth Street, Newport News, Va., says: "1 willingly give Doan'a Kidney Pills my endorsement. I had a great deal ot trou'.le from my kidneys and my health was all run down. I felt ner? vous and weak, did not rest com? f1 rtably and ?as troubled by a con? stant backache. The kidney secre? tions were also badly disordered. Be? ing udv:s*-d to use Doan's Kidney Pills, I procured a box at Klor's drug store. They gavo me entire, relief from the, backach" and also removed the other symptoms Pi my exmplaint. I hav be.ii .n gvod health ever Eince." For sale by a'l dealerj. Price bu cents. Fosrter-M.Iburn Co, Buffalo. tfpw York, s* ;.? agesta for the United 8 taut. Rt member the name?Doan's?wad Mka no other. BROADWAY Store 2905-7 Washington Ave. SPECIAL Prices ON Ladies'. Men's and Chil? dren's Oxfords and 4>unips A Few of These ?pacial Values: Ladii s' %?..'??> Pumps and o* tarais, for.?3-?? Ladies' %" Ml Pumpa and Or (oraa, for .**** /Ladles' IJ.W Pumpa and Ox forda, for.?2-00 Men? Oxfords no patent la?ts. aa.pp for.9*00 Meas Oxfords oo patwat lasts. $?U0 for .-Mf-? We hare the ahora la all kwata, styles aat haaihera. BROADWAY Store aajfj-7 Wssiinfltow Awa. HULL & HULL wprw^lwtMttt ; OfytfckaW wwowwT ?e?v?ct ?Teewsj asta W. VJiVaort t?ww >a Cwok Wawa Capital Dry Goods House SHOPPING CENTER OF NEWPORT NEWS. 2910-2912 Washington Avenue Extra Special from our Wash Goods Dep't. 15c 27-INCH WHITE REP, FOR. 11c 20c 27-INCH WHITt itEP, EXTRA HEAVY, FOR. 14c 18c ?INCH NATURAL LINEN, FOR .12Jc 3E-C 36INCH NATURAL LINEN CRASH, FOR . 23c ISc 27-INCH GALATIA CLOTH. FOR. 13?c 12fc 32-INCH FIGURED MADRAS. FOR .,.. 9?c 26c 31-INCH ALFALFA SUITING, FOR . 21c 36-INCH POE MILLS MUSLJN?Regular 10c quality, 10 yarda to Customer, for .75c f/" \ With all the "knocks" PRINCE JO Sales Increase with each succeeding day, because you can't buy a better * , Cigar lor 5 \___/ How Much Have You Saved the Last Year? WATCH YOUR OPPORTUNITY. When you see a good thing take it. Now 1* the time to start a aae lags account. Prospects werj never botter. Put Your Savings Into a Home Buy a lot while they are cheap.? Hulla your borne. The money yoe ?ve paying rent will pay for your home. We Lave iota for gale or lease in all parts of the city OUR TERMS ARE EASY. Cat: at our office and talk it over. OLD DOMINION LAND CO. HOTEL WARWICK BUILDING. NEWPORT NEW8, VIRGINIA. "Schmelz Brothers, Bankers" Stand? for Satisfactory Service and Four Per Cent. Interest The Largest and Strongest Bank In Uta City ???i ? I ? I ? ? ? j I I ~-i.i?W? I WE INVITE YOUR ACCOUNT On the basis of Strength, Ability and Willingness to give careful ser? vice. We will co-operate with you in making your business a suco?. Citizens A Mari ne Bank as,??-??ii ? ? ? ? Ample Guarantee! Th* reeoerree'ei the PIBBT NATIONAL BANK. ?? Neeaaaet Ntress. are a?pie troaraate* ?a! it* naaactal ?reavath. Tarar eecowat aM taaaBlasT i **!*?? taTttesl The First National Bank Uettaa ****** Oeaeeitao ?New not New?, Va. capital, tiooaoo; auaPLU*VfiooJf*> _'"? ' ' e ft ii i . ?? LLJ- .'?? . J I' ' 1 ' VIRGINIA TRANSFER And Storage Go. Succsseer te VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. HAULING PROMPTLY DONB From ?PARCEL to An ENGINE FREIGHT, BAGGAGE, FURNI? TURE AND SAFES, CARE FULLY AND PROMPTLY MOVED. REASONABLE RATES A Pleasant Surprise Thafs what you've got comma. when you get your first month'* g?* bill for cooking and 1.ginning. We venture the c?;>lulon tuat it will not be one-half as large aa you ex? pected it would be. If you think that gas is too ex? pensive for you to use foi cocking why not satisfy yourself on thai point? We'll charge you notnlng for tell? ing you about what the amount* ot gas you'd likely use would ?-oat yon each month. Just think of the com? fort you're missing by not having a gap range. Newport News Gas Co. Office Cor. 31st. and Waslilngtoa avenue. Both phone* No. 34. New? port News, Va. Have Your Clothes Dry Cleaned This service brightens up the ?aleca, reaaarea soil, freshens '? the fabric, takes ou' the stains j and really makes the clothes as t suitable for wear as when new. Ladies' Dainty Garments Such as shirt waists, skirts, ?Bajarle, ttc. is a part of our , work that we give more than ordinary care and attention. OKNT8, don't forget that soft domestic finish we pive your shirts, collars and cuffs. Hotel Warwick Laundry DYEING AND* CLEANING, 119 Twenty-fourth Street Both 'Phones No. 10. andWOOD i cord Pine Wood $1.75 i cord Mixed Wood $ 1.80 |t cord Oak Wood S 1.8b .fo Extra cnarge for Splitting. All eeal weii screened aad teat 8*> ?1er seeata. hoth woo? aad coal SaPeatad swrfectt?/ ?fry DISllllED ICE SO, ?th st, asitf CAO. Ry. Notice! Ws ?te** aecapt?^ t*e aawncy fer IVORY Wall Planter ?nd h*?* a ?apply f**"Jy for da li?r*ry St aa stt-ae*'vs prtsa. J. W. JACISO"! & CO. ??II rytKX>*j It? 29Ui %\r*m ?udj HtWitrfifJtOel Aw.