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VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 22 -__-.
JAMFSCITY GRAND Jill
MAKE REPORT ALLEGING Tl
Thc grand .ury Tuesday evening
handed in Judge Tyler a report
upon their investigation into road
work in Powhatan district. James
City county, in response to com?
plaints that Supervisor John A.
Barnes had employed, through his
ton, John P. Barnes, a team on a
certain road work in the summer and
fall of 1911. A half dozen witnesses
testified that Mr. Barnes' team was
employed throughout three or four
months to the practical exclusion of
all other teams, although other tax?
payers had asked for the work.
Only one other team was used dur
ina? this particular period, and tha
for two days. Mr. Barnes' tean
doing all the hauling. The tota
amount paid for this particular piee
of work wss $82.50. During Nov
1911. Feb. 1912. and lat
as May. 1912. this same count
supervisor, according to the record
received a total of $51 from his dil
trict fund for team work on the pul
lie roads of Powhatan. It was alt
testified by witnesses that the for
man on the job and the entire fort
sometimes got to work as late as
o'clock in the morning. The to
cost of doing the particular piece
work, according to the recoi
was a little over $414. One witn<
testified that he could have done t
work in half the time it was actua
done in this case. Others swi
that thav believed the money of I
district was injudiciously spent,
though they admitted that th
had been improvement in the ro;
since Mr. Barnes became supervi*
Most of the witnesses testified t
there was general dissatisfaci
with conditions relative to the rx
ner road work was being done.
The report of the gTand jury d
only with the question of owner:
of the team employed and it
the conclusion that this team
longed to Mr. Barnes and that
was directly or indirectly the b
ficiary of the money paid out,
trary to the laws of the state.
The attention ef the grand
was called to the fact that Jami
Vaiden. supervisor of James
district, was recently employe*
person by E. M. Slauson, who
a contract for certain roads in
district, and that Mr. Vaiden ac
ly did work with his team, bt
the contractor who paid him.
jury was not sure that this was
a technical violation of
same statue the Powhatan supei
is alleged to have violated, bu
ported that it was at least que
able and certainly opposed to
policy. The report is as folli
To the .Honorable [Judge <
Circuit Court of the City of
harrisburg and County of
We, the grand jury, invest
conditions existing in Poi
District. James City county, i
to road work done near Di
station, under supervision of
Hicks, during the months of /
September, October and Nov
1911, or thereabouts, beg to
Examination of witnesses
oped the fact that a team of
belonging to John A. Barnes,
visor of said Powhatan distil
driven by John P. Barnes, a
John A. Barnes, was emplo
said public road at the rate
per diem; that John P. Ban
paid tor said work tha -unj
iTRICT ROAD WORK
DAT COUNTY SUPERVISOR
$82.50. by L. R. Hicks. (See
minutes of board of supervisors ot
Aug. 28. Sept. 25. Oct. 23. Nov
27.1911. and recorda.)
We find further that John P.
Barnes received the sum of $51 for
team work done on the public roads
of Powhatan district and that war?
rants for amounts aggregating that
sum were drawn in favor of John P.
Barnes. (See minutes and records
of board of supervisors of Nov. 27,
1911. Feb. 27. 1912. May 7. 1912. j
Reference to the Personal r*rop
erty books of Powhatan district.
I James City county, shows that John
P. Barnes was assessed with no
i mules and no harness during the
years 1910. 1911, 1912, but thai
John A. Barnes, supervisor of said
district, is assessed with the iollow*
ing horses or mules: 1910. 8 head
1911. 9 head; 1912. 7 head.
From the evidence of witnesses
borne out by the Property Books
the team or teams driven by Joh
P. Barnes employed on the publi
roads of Powhatan district, as cite
above, were aod are still the popert
of John A Barnes, supervisor.
The attention et the grand ju?
has beeo called to the fact that Ja
B. Vaiden. member of the Bo i'd <
-ss Supervisors for Jamastown disthc
nc was personally employed with k
?tv' team on a certain contract the wo
?**? beirg done by E. M Slauson,
?> said district. While there may
no violation of law in such emplc
ment, your jury respectfully subm
at such employment is agaii
ood public policy, in view of 1
1 :act that the supervisor must pi
upon the work done by the contra
or and order payment therefor.
Holdcroft, Va.. Oct. 15?Bi
Ankle furnished its usual quota
visitors to the State Fair last wt
and with few exceptions they v
School No. 1 at this place. Mi
Nance and Trimmer, teacher
making very satisfactory progi
Miss Sue Cieaton, instructor in I
ual Training and Culinary Art
On October 22 Chickaho*
Council 173, Jr. O. U. A. M.
present a Clag and bible to the sci
An elaborate program has
prepared for the occasion.
Mrs. V. A. Martin leaves
week for Richmond where sh<
make her future home.
Many young men from this
have recently removed to the '
Ul City to seek their gain.
On account of the heavy d
at Williamsburg Judge Tylei
postponed the Charles City
until the 22nd.
Special services were h<
Mt. Pleasant church Sunday
the morning service Supt. 1
Coggin addressed the congref
and a special sermon was del
by the pastor. Music in sc
ember, j chorus wa* an interesting tea
report j the service.
: of $3
If you haye young child ri
havt perhaps noticed that di;
of the stomach are their mos
mon ailment. To correct th
will find Chamberlain's Stoma
Liver Tablets excellent. Tb
easy and pleasant to take, am
and gentle in effect For i
all dealt rt.
(EARY OF LIFE, |H
Weary of life, just upon his return
rom a delightful'?) day at the
State Fair last week, where he looked
ip on the wine when rt was red. a
young married man tried to shake
this mortal coil by tbe laudanum
route at his home somewnere in
James City, not a thousand miles
from Williamsburg. The young
man. whose devoted wife tried to
save him by summoning a physcian
from Williamsburg, is not a drinking
man. but he got out with the boys '
and they induced him to imbibe too
freely. It was an entirely new ex
perier.ce to him. and believing that
the whole world was against himti
drank a two-ounce bottle of the
It appears that his wife rebuffed
him when he tried to be affectionate
with her who left the house to call
on a neighbor. While she was away
he secured the laudanum and drank
the entire contents of the bottle*
When she returned home the hus?
band told his wile what he had done.
Frightened nearly to death, she
made a dash for the telephone. But
the husband grabbed her and held
her until the drug overcame him
Then as he began to sleep his life
away she summoned a local physv
dan who told her to give her hus
band an emetic and then pour coff e
into him. In their excitement thr
gave the coffee first and the etneti
afterward. Say. there was soma
thing doing around that place for
time The poison came up an
about every thing else that wi
movable, leaving the would be su
cide very weak and exhausted.
In the meantime the Williamsbui
physician got into one of Person
machines and was soon on the spot
just in time to save the life of tl
desperate young man, whose he*
was fast failing him. St.mular
were administered hypodermics'
and otherwise and he rallied. Ni
he is well, but he will never dri
booze or laudanum again. 11
ful wife has forgiven him and is vi
thankful that it did not prove m<
ARRESTED IN YORK
"Charged with violations of
Virginia crabbing laws, a numbei
the best known watermen in Y
county will face Magistrate Ma
Kenney here within the next
"Warrants for the arrests of
boat captains were sworn out a
days ago by Capt. J. K. Law
one ot the oyster inspectors of \
county, and the cases will be h<
just as soon as the men cha:
with violations are taken into ci
j dy by the officers. It is cha
. : that the watermen are engage
P . ; crabbing without having paid
j license of $25. and also f ailie
"make oath that they are citise
Virginia, and that no outside
dent is connected with them."
"The men against whom the
?ld rants have been issued are: Cac
A j F. Forrest, ot the sloop Edna
j j. ginia; Capt. Robert Forrest.
Mabel, Capt. Maid Watkins.
Bibbons; Capt. John Forrest.
W. W. Croswell; Capt Wade
c sick, sloop Virginia,
lure cf ..... .,
Magistrate Kenney said yest
that thc date for hearing the
will be decided upon as soon
accused men are brought
?orders j him/*_-Tuesday's Press.
i com-1 -?
is you I Don't forget the engagemen
ich and K. Hawkes Co's expert Opti
ley are J. H Stone's Oct. 17th-18ta. (
i mild correctly fitted in up-to-date
ale by at reasonable prices. All
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
ive an enjoyable informal reception
t which refreshmeats were se:
od dancing wis engaged in. Those
nt were: Chaperones, Medames
lames. Spencer. Phillips and Hen?
ty; Blisses Mab Stubbs. Mary H
y, Laura aod Mary Branch Sfl
er. Louise Inman and Ellen Barne?.
alrssrs. E. L. Wright. E H.
rhomas. B. A. Garth, Lewis Jo
rV H Deicrhoi. R. F. Cox. H
Campbell. W. S. Shacke.tord. H.
G. Parker. Franklin Barnes
and J. L. Tucker. Boo Newton.
lie Brent. Mr. Leatherstone and
AN "ANTI-03SSIP ASSOCIATION"
Editor The Gazette:
In your issue of a couple of week*,
ago. I read with interest your editor?
ial. "The Mote in our Brother's
Eve... A meeting wis held rr
ly by our good citizens to discus^
ways and means toward the better?
ment of our town, roads, etc. Wnv
not plan an "Anti-gossip Associa
tion", pledging each member to en
courage, strengthen and aid ail good
works which go to make better
zens, and give purer, higher, nobie:
standards of liv-ag? Way cannot
we. as men and women band togeth?
er to sump out this monster, "mali?
cious gossip", which shows its
all j* ho enter this town? Why
men aod women with intelligence
culture and seeming refinement
stoop to listen and discuss a:
which are after all not their affairs
It we can speak a word to hel
and aid others, let us do it; it noi
keep to ourselves the words o
sure sm. unjust ndin
and slander. No tru.y Oiv-ad-minoc
man or woman can afford to live c
such a low plane of thinking.
Maiden ladies, so the
goes, can always teach perrectly tl
ethics ot chUd re ) often mi
and women who Urra to gossip ai
slander others, would be incapar.
of doing as weil as those cr.
and are doing absolutely re?
make this old world brighter a.
happier. Never ha< the v.
this hydra-headed monster more
the evidence than in our little town. Let
of fight it and make of our town one
ork shall be proud of. Let us do
rtin part individual.y by refusing to
ew ten or take part in idle. malici<
gossip or tale-bearing.
Ac Interested Party
5 or o doses "*?c*0 will break
case of Chills St Fever, and it ta
then as a tonic the Fever will
eard return. Price 25c.
?a*. I EXAMINATION FOR CARRIER
rged ??*" ? ?
d in i An examination will be hel."
the | the Williamsburg postoffi :e on
urday. Nov. 2, as a result of w
it is expected to make cet
o fill a vacancy in the positioi
rural carrier at Williamsburg
Lightfoot, and other vacancie
they may occur on rural route
James City county,
sloop; The age limit is 18 to 55 y
sloop and the examination is open
sloop male citizens of the United 5
Mes-.who can comply with the rev
ments. Prospective applicants si
erday see Postmaster Peachy for de
t of A
Here is a woman who s
from personal knowledge and
experience, vis , Mrs. P. H. Bi
of Wilton. Pa . who says. "I
cian at;from experience that Cnambei
}lasses Cough Remedy it far tuperi
styles ??y other. For croup there is
work tot that excels it." For sale
IRClilT COURT GDNVE1
MORNING WITH I
HURT CHARGES THE GRAM)
THE RETURNS OF CITY AND
Court* tor the countv
ames City and the city o: Williams-!
u-a* convatned here Morday morn
? .tb ac unsiuily large attendance
tl ot veer A spr
;ran ren sum - ind
D part Of tero dav*;
?j a number ot indie
Ju in chargicg the
liar stress up?
's of the law per
:non of cc .
? mi with
sith tile ? . also
schools or making
ti ax. Ra
sho mrd that in this county there
sss per an
-ium, 6 vho- a over
$1000.bu Uss than $2000.
*>hose p . -rded $..
*ere 10 - -
.vere $1000 or
- >t the ye tr J
and not in mai 8*1 $a*0>F).
?hose pur chair* i
arno did M
tit on a
Ihe tax on $i<> I
$5 and o
amount ot thc tax ha
Mi\h thc - to t
sion ot the ka ?
the state wes ci
on such matters and each
must bear his share of the tax c
den. The court suggested tha
st be best tor the commissioi
aa revenue to maice their <
assessments, and ii ex
pUmant to o
matter to the court tor ar
as in other erroneous assessment
The grand jury returned a tr ut
robbing the borne ot Tne
in James City. L
Moore was indictee
assaulting another colored man ni
jed on pagr
*e. Va.. October 16?M
to all i ^ t*i.xict. who has oeeo in J,
itates t0wr* N. Y. for tne past two *
Miss Clara Kiada was ia
Ulled oaond vestcraay
Mr. M. A. Borslie is q
thc mt I t ot Mr. H. H And
P?aWa Dt. G G. Hankins is attendinf
ion* Mr. m w. Yates, who mo
og-n, Newport News some time ai
know moving sis family here and w
rlain'i io 0ne ot Mr. Nuon's dwelling
or 'O Mr. Joliu> Heier s,>ent Sat
nota- tnci Sjt Uy I
hv aU Mi :>,*io *a
lica at tue Ult wiiuaaa],, ? wai
SES HERE MONDAY
JURT TO INVESTIGATE
Grove. Va.. Oct. 15. 1912.?
-Jestr*. L C.. W. C . aad
~lo*e speat Thursday ia
ittending the bair.
Mrs. A. B. West, who thar
St. Francis Hospital, in Newport
Mews, will return home Saturday,
i getting along tine.
Mr, El ire spent Sunday
aTtatat Lew -
Mrs. V. C / aad
Miss Constance Fenton, speat Zit
day e -nth Mrs, Cole.
? -n Swanson spent Sunday with
Misses Mattie Rogers. F-nana
Swanson. G- rby. aad Dora
Sunday aftenMM* arith
rd was received here that Mr.
Pew, owner ot King's Mill farra,
soddenly last week.
Miss Margaret Swanson speat
Sued iv even-ng ania Miss Lacy
Mr. Kut Cums was a caller at
? e Sunday.
LIliHTEOOT NEWS ITEMS
re at thc Suit? Fair
I week wera J.
< U H * C
. - J | e%we% L.
1 .v. B a -en
r M a hone, o: Newport
. ion and A.
i liouxg oa the
y. Mr Cnr.stjpaersoo
Mr Mal in Newport
a rt.on is .a
ear s .a Wu^ama-*
son ourg tooay.
I. C. T. U. NOTES
> generally conceded by all
a to know that noahiag
is more needed rn the world today
than trained .enders who will ba
volunteers tor christean service.
at tait is a se ac* waa
proven oy tte body ot workers aa*
sembled .n the state car-.ul las* we-tc
in the ,30th annual convenboa oi txa
Woman* *tian Icnpawi
Union, whose motto is "For God
and Home and every Land.'*
Methods ?Prevent.. c. K il nra boa
.tic. Social aad Lcgai.
??io ia's net mer ease ot 5oS
members has gratified the heart of
v loyal worker.
It was a great satisfactioa to ali,
especially those who have a*-*aa*rad
under discouragement to have so
many new workers, such a arida*-*
^e assemblage showing to many
bj methods and objects, to
have had large audiences, excellent
erson. j reports and beautiful weather.
* him. | May there be steadfast
wed to' tne days that are to com
go. is the ead are long for. State-aride Pro*
. e hibitioa.
s. There srere one hundred aad eighty
y two del gates preseat.
Lest I oe tiresome trill postpfaaa
qa ?e pro*, ra -me til next ssue.
a%*m. Local White Ritbaa-ajf,