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<un\ (fMmziL^rci PUULISIIKD KVERY MORN1N0 (Kxcept Monday) ?At tbe? OAll.Y PBJBMJ HULDlNU. til Twenly-ttfth street by (be DAILY PRESS. INC. The Dally Press Is delivered by car? riers acywber* !n the city limits for 10 cents a week. Any Irregularities reported to the office of publication, will receive careful and prompt at? tention. Orders for delivery of the Dally Press for either residence or places of business may be made by postal card or telephone. MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS. (Payable invariably la advance). One Month . I .50 Throe Montha . l.XS 8>x Mont its . 3.5U One Year . 6.<W TELEPHONE NUMBERS Editorial Rooms. Reil 'Phone No. 14. Business Office, Bell 'Phone No. ltl Cltlsens' Phone No.181. Rntered st the Newport News, Ta. Postnffice as Second Class Matter. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 17, l?l" COUNTY OFFICERS LOOKED AFTER THEIR FENCES. It ;><>gins to bK>k very much like tkr- amendment to the Ststc consti? tution permitting county treasurers and commissioner!- of revenue to sue coed themselves has been ratified by it snmll majority With a few coun? ties to be beard from, the amendment has a nargln of more than BOB votes in its favor, and while this may be reduced, it is hardly probable that It will he om rooasa entirely by the hstmai yet to be received. On the other hand, the amendment eliminat? ing the present restriction as to the tenure of office of the city treasurers , and commissioner*, is defeated by from 1 SM ta MM majority. Tala resub is a ah laset disappoint mem to this paper. We are satisfied that the liest Interests of the Slate ih-mtindcd UN defeat of both of these amendments. Moreover, if one of i Ihem hid to be adopted, we would l.ave very finch preferred that the ' jMa !" taa amendment applying to eity officer:-. It Is easy to under stand, however, why the larger pata went to the amendment which will Keep t<\-.. hundred county officers In their Jobs for Indefinite periods. There are comparatively few cl?.v [ treasurers and commissioners and as i far as we bare heard, the city o"' i-ers made no campaign in behalf ot tbc amendment Certainly here in Newport News the officers kept han I-, off and iK-rmittcd the peop'e to vo'e as they pleased. Not so with the county officials In most instances, we believe and in some Instance!-, we know, county treasurers and com missioiiers made active campaigns for the amendments, bringliig to beir all the Influence they could exert, personally and politically And t af treasurer* and ci>mmi>sloiicrs of the counties are powers, both |HTSona!l? rod iwlitically. They are In clostr ;r-i-on.il touch wnb the voter, than the BBj officers, and have grea'er opt >. >rt unit ics for acquiring snd name power ihan the men who bold t!i same poHttons in the cities. Thus the very in>wer which tl c. constitutional restriction was design rd to curb has been used to brttr about the abolition M the restriction before it even has been given a te?' It is interc:ting to note that Nor folk county, as usual, distlngulshei' itself in the vote on tbe amend? ments. The county, controlled as II is by s combination of political hoax? es. Republican and iH-mocratlc. re turned large majori!let In favor tf all of the amendments TO AS* FOR STATE CONVENTION A m.-Hug of the city Deawwratic eeaaaeHtce of Richmond ha* been called res the p irpoee of ceasahseaaB the^ advisability of petitioning the Stale eosnmittoe to ceil a party on veatiou ta Virginia, It is h ?,n-: ur^ed that a declaration of policies Ir be advocated and nursaad by ih? Lern errat? ot she State fc* oaoeat:*i. ard tBaat aaeb a con vest t?m ^,:iiu be beid before the neat legtalaM c rasa Th**ve are good rea*wwi. tor h-Mthc a convention sad no g,?H reason Aw not holding **wr has here advsaeod. However, the ieaOrrs in lb* per?? ontantaattor sre an pteg very inlet aa the subject, and R mar be thet there w. reason aaj fear thai thjey eB aa* be parttrwawty eat baa BP Cat e*ar the isuuusvd gsthwrtrts rnsaiorv ft wit) he lmpewslhbt to ar? eas* a caB tar a coovmitoa unkw* the matter I* pert up ta the Atst osaaaaftiee ta the snaagm sart of Vat/ ?*.??"'?! ' 4 ?wf> Ue \ i -e^e*^ aBM't t?r ??r?M scan 'latiUail as tar party raak aast tte be ?ea> fas the Newport News illy committee to give this subject some stteiition. It I tie com mittecraeti believe ss we think they will upon Investigation, that a con? vention should be held, s resolution to this effect should be forwsrded to Richmond. The requests of city snd county tommilteei- will have weight with the State organisation. mr stuart's ATTITUDE. Henry ('. Stuart, who. as iH-mocra lie ta.ididate for congress In ih< Ninth dlsirbi BAM defeated on the face of the returns by Congressman Slemp. has pur. ued the wise rftid dig in tied course in submit ling to his dls trlct party committee the question of whether or not there*shall be a con? test. Mr. Stuart says that, while the face of the returns showed a majority of about 2"0 for Slemp. he has reason to believe (list Mr. Sl.uii^llil nol get a majority of the legally qualified! sajgag in the district, lie wsuts the. matter Investigated by the district' committee of his parly, and will! abide by the committee's decision. IIJ the result of the committee's investl-j gallon shows that Mr. sictnp actually recelv -d a majority uf the qualified votes liiere will tie no cwntett when (untres* convenes. Mr. Stuart states his position to] the public in a straightforward and manly statement, addressed to the Democratic voter*. Among other things, he aays: % Meanwhile, I ask all loyal Demo crate and all ray supporters to await patiently the action and decision of the party authorities. I feel that I can say for the commission, at for myself, thst there is no purpose to take advantage of any technicality, or I take notion, except such as may kjfe necessary to make ture as nearly as possible, that the district shall be represented by the mau receiving the majority of the legal votes cast. I have acted on this principle steadily, whether friend or foe suffered by Its sppllcstion. and I commend it espc daily to thoHe of my opponents who have clamored so loudly for purity in cle< dons. THE NIGGER A WINNER (Coutlnued ftom First rage ! Cheek. Ijiughliig Fves and Qeapherd ? Song, Summer Night and O.ikhursl also ran. Third Race ? Two-yes r-olds. uc mile The Nigger, 99 (McCabel, 4 to 1. 6 to 5. out. won: Sandhill. 102 (Gordonl, :: 10 1, ? to IS, out. second: Amaltl. LSI tMcCabeyi. even. 2 to 5. out, third. Time, l:tl. Marona and Troy Weight also ran. Fourth Race- For all ago.<; six and one-half furl-mgs. Hoffman. |13 <Gt-ld. st-'lni. :: to 1. out. win; Ricquei. 117 iMct'abri. ? to I!i. out. second: flab? bier. 97 (McOahey). 4 to 1. out. third Time. 1:20 2-5. Oals thtee starters Fifth Rae??Thr<#>y ear-olds; sell Ing; one mile. Il?nry Muuro. l?t (Kil? ling* worth i. r> io 1, even, cut, won: Dixie Knight. IS? (Ihigiiiii. I to I. even. :; to .">, second; The Monk. l'H (Wblspeul. S to 3 to oifl th'i'l Time. 1:43 V-*. Hidge Rose, |>rofile, Hsrv ?> F. Dress Patade II also ran. Sixth Kaee Six) oar-old*, and up-, wards: se.iing. one mile snd sev.nl> ysrds Duke of ttrtd^ewati r. ?H. (Whls. pen I, 12 to I. 4 to I. S to .">. won; Kt Oro. Ill (Schumakeri. 7 to I. * to 1 ' c\ -n. sei und: Grun a I'd iDatisi J to 5, 4 to 5. 2 to n. third. Tim-. 1:4s I-.V l.ad of Ijingdon. Campaign er. Captain Swanson and i oya Msid Also ran Entr.ea For Today. F1r*t Rae- -For 2-yeer-clds. gelling; s* ven lurlongs ?Patrick 8. ?2: ?Trr.a tee. im?; Rounder. AMiva. 1?7: Super visor. ?7. See-md Ksce?For 3-yesrolds au?. Upwards; telling; six furlongs. **b-?P herd * Song. 'Hud's Sister. 97; O Em French Girl. 10?; 'Flying Squirrel Profil.-. !<?;,. Mon Ami. Ha Hack, lA7: Horiion. IM. _ Third Race - Hurdle for .t year-old?, and upwards, aelling; aboui > n?' an? three-fourths miles. Shove, 104: Axur-- Msid, Prince. l.Iti. Judge Crc nin. 1::. Kout'h Rae??For .".-year-old* abt upwards; selling; one mile and un< furlong *Bang. ?Wenna. JO; Frmet Girl, a,-,; ?Mv G?l. MS; Chief Rayes Reeuclere. king 0f Mist ?Silvertne ?Hareltborpe. MM: 'Nwshateeta. ?7; lisramon Pass. Sf Fif'h R4<" For 3 vear^dds aSd t p wsrds. selling: six furkag* Hab? WIRK?. *Co*a>ey K. ?l-adv Cblltoa. ?7 ?Brrwn Tony, lea Aunt Kate, lienn CYnwscadden. 102: 'Klag A roads lr nd Heart \uu* I. nalev imv m* j denim. 1#7. M?i Ami. :<?! Roer I Onyx. l??s Stvtk Rae F< r I <?-sr oid? and ip |wardr: one mi?~ Imf! Care. ?er ||? tborpc. Arondark. Rlsckft-rd. Super stltton. |<vv Ts Nna On. l*t> Htnff lan. leg. ?Five prr.ind? apKveOre aHoatec *?n. stevens meelecteo. stamen- f>r.st.ar. Temper atsce Unten Che ease Onscers. ? NT ????IN P .SSM BAI TIMORK MD, J5*v. U - Mrs I iftian Ullis* M. 8. S*e*e*a. et Portland. Me ??? eath*?<a?*i'-al1 and ?rmnrmrn.t. fled presides ? tfc. National Woman's Cbi-stkjn Tweneeiaa? ? I'nVn a: tb? ananal ??* e*ssnm* bere ludnv Mm. Starre?s re? am" nt.-4 V? Sana A <J*ra>m. ,.: Rv*?<fs i:l ?rr-Mca? *? ta?T' leer s?>*eiats?eitt *s>s mamseh rati Sad I IpgPPER CLOTHES rorMiSV| BUY Your winter outfit here and save tbe coupons for your favorite minister. One vote with every 25c cash porohas?. Ev?-r? tbiug that's new is ?here in Suits, Overcoats, Hats, Siloes and Furnishings and the piice* are right 2715 Washington Avenue, Newport New?, va. DEFENDANTS MAY 60 ON WITNESS STAND (Continued Krum Second page) was changed and the increase was applied to only property within the Lity liml's. Why Tax Was increased. Councilman K. I Kord, who is chair nan of the city council nuaucc coni nlttee, wa< on the s and y/>-tcrdav nurning and testified as to the rea-' ton.? why the taxes on the tire iiisnr ince companies Wan incteased. He fave two reasons, the lirs; being that he eitv "uteded the money." and the tecond that th.? fire losses here had )cen >n small and the total of the iremiums so large by comparison that h. <ity officials thought the instir Sea cumpanies could better afford he incresae than any other business lrais Mr. Ford testified tha before 'nc Hx was increased he had requested . 'halt man Harris, of the Virginia com. 1 nitte? of the association, to give New tort New* a new rating, but the com alt tee had refused to re-rate this -ity. Mr Kerd also told of the en erssticn he had had with Mr Harris n the office of AlnVrman C. H West ifter the tax was increased Be and dr West had asked Mr. Harris not o 'nrrease the rates here, bu: Be teived no definite reply Mr. Harris ?ett rtied to Richmond and the issuing if the famous ''pink slip" followed. Insurance Aqents on Stand. W K. Cottrell. .Is mos A. Sommer rille and C O Selms, loc'l in ?urance agents. aJ*o were on he stand ypstordav and were ex imiiud as to when and on what ,>oli( ies the new ra es were put into ?ffect. Mr. Nelms also was questioned thout Ihe insur?nre written on Old Dominion pier A Their testimony^ ra* practically the same as that riven bv the other local ar->nts ex tasiaed heretofore at this hearing I When Mr. Nelms lef the stand at ?:?.-? o clock Judge Barhare adjourned ?urt until 1? o'clock thi? morning. :>ne or two on or- witnesses nill be imt on the stand by the State today ind the statements as to the buslne I srit'en last vear. which are hein* pre. mred 'r.? agents, will l?e off.-re I is evidence. End Not Now In Siflht. I'nCl counsel Mr tbe defense de -Ide what witnesses <hev will put ^n tbe s*nnd it will ha impossible to 'orectst when tbe trial will end. Ntn* nt Indies tons are that tbe taking of tvldence will not be finished this wc*t sad a verdict is not expect/y| before thf latter part of next week, rs the vrgumeet < a the instn ctions 'o the lory will c. n-ume m <eh time and h srgument before the jury will (**> more than 'wo days. J New York Cottc- Marhet. NKW YORK Nov. 51, Sjv t cotton lined et tet. ; point? higher MM lug uplands. I4.?n. middling gnl'. 't.Ki Sate*, none rutures opened ?:cadv and closet Ina Open. High. 1 ow Oese Nor rather |?J| M.? 14? 11.34 MW 14.?:. 14-- 14 41 laamary .... 14? 14.37 I?:? 143? . tesrch II M M ia M l" PEAS \ne-il. 14 ?a way n -.4 14? :f.v: 1*64 Hsne. HJJl 'aty . it 4a 14.? 14 w Hie \uriM set: i?Je* mjj Loses job Coeassits Suicide. I HARTSVI.IJL S. C, S-n '.?.? w?-ir;. . M. |k n?M strew i* vsers. d** ?aar?-e toHev from his poshio, as hat 1 !?? . per of the Rank of Hart?vll> er iasiteatloa to work, committed) set Ite hotel hi swail'-wlss an ntin-f '??darum t*slt>mses Cestn Merkst wm TTafoRK, MP Mot ;s Wheat ^Hsv-r ?so? r street. Mr; Sjoath-, rn on srawe. (1 \ ?+4\r . ^ **? t ?al>e a;.; Me Hamptoi COLORED TEACHIRi ISSUE blA ft MEN) , Union Street Instructors Declare the School Bo.nd Has Not Kept Its Promise. A delegation or 'lie teachers in the Union Street negro school, which went jn a Htrike Tuesday, visited the Dslly Press oftl? e yesterday and ask ed that the following statement be published: Hampton. Va.. Nov. 16, 1910. Editor Daily Press: ? Please allow na space in your val? uable paper to ? in reel an erroueou* impression* made by the article pub? lished in the paper llilf- morning. First, the teachers of I'nlon Street School have not signed a con tract for the present school term, and the pres? ent set of laschere, some of whom have been teaching at this same school for six eucoe slve terms, have never signed s contract, save in one Instance, when the teachers were compelled to contrituite one jht cent, for pension fund, making the pay $22.28. Furthermore, four years ag" the teachers received $20.00 per month. The board promised to raise the salary $2 "??> each year until living waget were received It was raised one year and slopped. Each year the teachers expect a raise and never know until the first month's money is received. About the facilities, there is not a map or chart, except contributed by the patrons. There is no water in the building and the neighbors after supplying water for twenty years ab? solutely refused this year. Out of the pitiful salary the teachers have to buy desk books subscribe to mag? azines and And materials to make a creditable showing, that our work may compare favorably with the oth? er schools. Thst it does compare favorably. Is demonstrated by the fact that favorable comments and congratufatlonSyhave been made by some of the Best educators In the State. We feel that the public is fair minded and generous enough to see that the action on the teachers' part is justifiable. Respectfully. I'NIOMfeSTREH I" TEACHERS. New Record in Running Race. 'By Assoc -it I 1 !<*s> Gl'EFFORT. MISS. Nov. 16?A new Southern record for a half mile run was established at an athletic meet here today under sanction of the Amateur Athletic Association by Dave lohnson. of the Young Men's Gymnastic Club, of New Orleans. His time was two minutes 2-" sec? onds. Entries for Mobile. New Or? leans. Gulfport and Biloxi were rep? resented at the meet. IKitchin Appoints Leinster. RALEIGH. N. C . Nov. Id.?Col. Roy Leins'er, of Raleigh, has been ap|>oint ed by Governor Kitchin as adjutant gsnareJ of the North Carolina National Guard to fill the vacancy ca-ised by the death of General Armrleld. He is .in years old and for ten yearn was chief of staff ? FOR s*-e. FOR SALE OK LEASE?AN Il-ROOM brick dwelling: electricity and gas. Near waterfront on the car line. Klondyke av< nue. Phoebu*. Virgi? nia. THOMAS BAO-LEY. Phone lo3. Ft Monroe. Va. ' IT. SHOW CASES?1 UPRIGHT. 2 Counter Ca.-es. Tables, etc. 135 Mellen street. Phoebus 19. | PIANO TO TRADE FOR HORSE Oil will sell cheap. CARDWEIX. Old Point Comfort College., 20. LOST LOST I.AST WEDNESDAY. LA )des? Bis'K Coat, between King street and New Market School Hons*' Liberal rewa;d If returned to Itaily Pr?--- office. Hampton. 19 FOUND. FOtJND?BLACK LEATHER CARD case, containing receipts and oyster I license, of Henry Buckner, an-i Grant Mason Owner can have same by paving coat. Apply to DAILY PRESS BRANCH OF Fit E Hampton. * 11-tf. ? TRUSTEES SALE OF VALUABLE HOTEL AM' It EST AU RANT FUR MTURE. KIXTTM??. -TABLE WARE. OH INA WARE AND AC S ES SO RIES. The undersigned Trustee by virtue of aa assign in?>nt made to blm as Trustee by O H Palmer conducting rbe bstatnews knows as the "Heb Ho? t's1 a:aS Restaurant" at No ?* W. Queen Vrv-et lr. -he City of Hampton. Va.. offers for sate tas) entire prop? erty ccmststing of a karg? esse"tity ?f bed] room ftirnltnre betel and res? taurant Satan en. Smyrna, groceries making a complete usstSt l?- i In class hotel and reataeraat mealed on ike above premises. Aa I OS per lion oT the property and the Ml be seen upon reneest at the oSVre ofj the Trustee at No. < S. Kinc street.] Wds .ipoa the property an a will he reretved at tb* oAse* of ?bei Trustee at* to 12 o'clock m_ en FRI | DAY NOVEMBER S?. ISia meet te seeled The rtcttl Is ree?r-. ed In rejr-t ,?T m ail bias Tntsl offers an exeepttoaoJ eppsi lanRj ?aj 'nraae la he hotel an 'asHaas aa tbu etty ami ttse for smak lastlaitrl u*'! < YsTJt.NOSI mPRATIJif IT. I?. ?. 22. 24. Tt COOK WITH GAS i, Phoebus and Old Point A THE BANK OF HAMPTON, VA, I At Hampton. Virginia Per C6llt CONDENSED STATEMENT, JUNE 30, 1910 Interest Resources Liabilities Paid on Savings t-oans and Discounts ., .?1,308.705.*? Capital Stock ....$ 100,000.00 Bonds and Investments .. 187,317.72 Surplus Fund . 140,000.00 Bank Building ,. 68,000.00 Undivided 'Profite.. 21,859.02 Cash and due from Banks 211,032 24 Dividend. 4.000.00 Deposits .?1,509,196.82 Totel .?1,775,055.84 Total .?1.775,055 84 Your attention Is Invited to this Statement and your account Is desired. X X X X ' ' '??'.?'.'.4^ * Vi. L. SCHMELZ, F. W. OA RUNG, ?2J?JK^** President Vice-President. ICOMPANY 9 EAST QUEEN' ST Hampton - ? Virginia To Bt Frank u ith You We do not handle the 6. 8 and ||)C Beef or what are known In packing house circles as "skates." but we buy the best obtainable. RICH, REO, JUICY KINO. You know there is a differ >.?nce and prices are lower until further advised. PORTERHOUSE.22c SIRLOIN . 18c ROUND . 15c CITY MABKET CO. 1 ? E. QUEEN *T. & HAMPTON. VIRGINIA. I ^JOH^McCAIG, Man.J FEW XMAS GIFTS | Chinaware Brass Ware Art Novel lies Stationery Books Pictures BEST CANDIES AND CON ! FECTIONERIES. - I Join Our Circulat? ing Library ! We doily receive ell the newspapers. magaxinc* and sporting an* sclent ifi? periodi cals. Standard Book & Stationery Co. We Want Your Trade. Under Augusta Hotel. SAND Cement, Gravel. Creened St me a*o Building Material. J. V. BiCK FORD ?AND AND URAVEL CO. Hansen;- anal Neuwaert New*. Hem aton *Pwassa 5. thai Ivor Baste, sto, Anyssttees as Hampton or Nc apart Newe Aceat Alpha Portkaast Cornea t, N^rtharsptoa i'o'tiead Oaaaaat. IF - YOU - WANT lo buy 'hinca aheap come to the WHITE FRONT AUCTION MOUSE, 11? W. Queen Street. w3 are ? to soil things rwardi* , at price?a tat of choirs, hartaaa. aaeastaad*. oook atorse. h sal era, see" coaches, eta* hearts, kitchen safes. ?x tens w>a tables, tnsaka. mirrors center tabes*. Iron bed*. 1 National a . -;.-rr. o-al eOsVr. 1 port !? I Dressing Well On a Little Money is No Longer a Problem. We carry a first-class line of LAD1KS' TAILOR - MADE SUITS, FUR COATS and FUR SKTS at a saving price. We are not under big rent expense and it makes no dif? ference how cneap you can buy them elsewhere, you can buv them cheaner here.either for cash or credit, and we can give you terms to suit you. M. J. GO IDSTEIN 67 Hope St., Hampton, Va. Chargelt! TODAY At JOHN HOPE'S Meat Market HOME-MADE SAUSAGE HOME DRESSED POULTRY beef; ? ' VEAL, , i PORK, LAMS, SOUR KRAUT, CORN PORK HAMS. Best CraQbernes, 10c Per Quart 48 fV. QUEEN ST. 'Phone 433. Everything In Season. Ladies1 Tailor-Made esuirs Were nrver sold as cheap as we arc selling. The last two weeks we have seen the result*. We have Suits from $7.4$ up in $22.00. We have a nice line of Long Coats and Plush Coats Prices ranging from $3 4? op to ?17.?$, FIRS?You can tare big money by looking over our iiae ?rst. Pnces ranging from $1 48 up to $35 08. Skirts We carry the largest line of Tailor made gkins on this Peninsula. Our |1M Skirt can not be dupJionted for double the money ' Other SkKts up to $11W. Silk ivttieoata from $2.4? up to $7.4?. Wm. U. Rapeport 20 W. Queen Street. Drink Dukeharte Ale at Puller ? | nd m*ke ap altb yuer ?sotberMa4a< If you feel oas". Or If you fee! young. Wbea raw eat It taawe tbs> Bay ruRer's Ovsterw, Thee roe go easea. 3obit Storm Hampton's Popular Price Tailor Style Specialists Classy Tailoring at Popular Prices. Suits to order.. $15.00 up Trousers to order... 5.00 up Our garments have an indi? viduality found only ir high class tailoring. Altering, Cleaning and Press? ing. Ladies' and Gentlemen's Garments. 38 W. Queen Street Hampton, Ve. Catchy Styles! Wo are receiving the most captivating styles in Hats and iionnets daily and we are offer ins some of the prettiest selec? tions on the market at Ridiculously low - PRICES Better drop in today and let us tell you the story of how to get the latest In headgear at -he smallest cost. L Irs. i. Tyler Hull Barges Old Stand. E. Queen Street,. Hampton. Va. While rebuilding g'jes on our trust? less goes ca too; but we mint bare snore room, so we have decided to a eil all oar high grade wines and liquors at a great reduction These goods are all our high priced regular stock, neat take one word for It. Just look at the prices. They will convince you. Sherry wine, par quart .tea Port, par quart .-*?a Black Berry wiae, quart .leg On eel Catawoe. per Quart .fSa Whiskeys per quart: Harne Shoe .a?a Old Tay toe .SSa Oscar Papa at.ana Hunter .nsV* Omen Riser .SSs Battled Beer, . ?De and SO* per deren. All ine> whiskey.sc per detna. 1. W. Harper. C<ad Harm, Maryland Club. Mavrtteeile all straight svniefcty. N. Leonard r*MOCsK>aV VA. R. H. SMITH Undo richer and Cmbetmer Mallen Slrstrt, Paar ?ca. Yl ML ideate - 6TJ Ntort #~d Day Ca*!* rVeeagSJ) %