Harrisonburg Daily News, February 4, 1903

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February 04, 1903

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Harrisonburg Daily News (Newspaper) - February 4, 1903, Harrisonburg, Virginia Howard, A.V Vol. 8, No. 61. ¿._ HARRISONBURG, VA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1903. Price 1 CentANKROPT SALE. Campbell's Stock Selling Out Less than 50c on the Dollars-Wonders in Merchandise. 2c. Men's Linen anil Rubber < 'oIImth. 5c. Men'h lfic. to 25c. Tien. «9c. Ladies' §1.00 and $1.25 Shoe«. Calico, Calico, Calico. !57c. Mm'h 50c. to Sllirtrt. 25c. Men'H Overalls, worth double. ttDc. LadicH'Tan Xhoen, worth §2.0(1. $1.«». Men'H SultH, worth double. 5>8c. CoatH and Vests, §2 50 kind. Ji^c. Outinp, (dark), (3c. kind. 88c. LadieH' Wool Skirts. 43c. C. B. 75c. Corsets, 500 to pick. 5c. Chlld'sfaHtblack Hose, !)c value. Dc. Lndlca' knit Drawers, l!)c. kind. $3 08 Men's Fine Dress SultH. $4.90 Finest Mi'ii'sHultsln onrntore. 49c. Children's atid Misses' Shoes. 19c. Men's Hats, from lllc. to §1 00. 98c. Ladles' dress Shoes §1 50 value. 98c. Men's line and heavy Shoes. <t%C. Dress (ilnglianin, 10 cent, coods. 13c. Men's small size Drawers, 25c. $1.39 Men's high-top Shoes. $1.29c. Men's Corduroy 1'ants. 5%c. Felt Window Blinds, worth 12,Vf. THE MILLER BARGAIN STORES, Main St. and Public Sq., ABEL MILLION, 0\\Ni:it. Phone (Connection.Will Increase Telephone Rates. Tho Harrisonburg Mutual Telephone Company, of which Mr. W. C. Switzor is manager, yesterday an-nonucod to its subscibors that it is compelled to iucreaso its telephone rates, said increaso beginning with February 1, 1!>03. Tho now businoss rate quoted is $20 per year instead of §15, as formorly, and tho residence rato is §12 instead of tho old rato of $8. When interviewed on tho subject Mr. Switzor stated that his office has all tho phonos now that it can accommodate and thoro is a demand for more. Ho explained that to meet tho demand it would be necessary to put in a new board and omploy an additional oporator at heavy exponso, wihch would necessitate a loss until tho now board waft well filled. Ho wont farther and stated that ho could not liavo operated in the past at tho thou rates uuless ho had given tho systom his personal attontion and management and that evorycent made in the business so far has been put back into tho business. In view of these conditions and tho further fact that his company's rato lias beon tho cheapest in tho State, ho expressed tho opinion that no ouo should bo found to complain of tho increase. Lexington's rate, said he, is $18 and $21; that of Winchster, 518 and |25; and that of Staunton, $24 and $31!. Ho added that to install a 'phono costs §25 and at the old residence rato of §8 it required a 'phono's use for three years boforo it begins to yiold any return on tho investment.DomesticFinish. The simplicity and dignity of Its neatness and whiteness gives It an air of refinement. Requires no friction to get It and for this reason linen will not wear out as quickly. Costa no more. Phono No 02.TROY STEAM LADNDRY, East Market Street..LEST No Brunch Ollices in town. « I 14773 IT'S CLEAR. Anyone who will look atour stock of OPTICAL GOODS and compare prices will be «ntitfied that here and here only does good quality and moderate charKeH go hand in hand. The complete line.<jf Eyeglasses and Spectacles carried enable us to fit all ordinary cases of Impaired eyesight quickly. * In complicated cases testa are made and special lenses prepared.FROM WASHINGTON. Items of Interest Gleaned at the Great Nations Capitol.WILL OPERATE DAY AND NIGHT.Owing to a Great Amount of Work ax the Navy Yard the Three-Shift Plan Will be Resorted to. D. C. DEVIER, Jeweler, Wasliintgon, Feb. 2. — Still Congress ''drags its slow length along" with hardly sufficient sign of vitality to attract even a moderato representation in tho galleries, which aro day aftor day almost empty. Tho Houso is disposing of routino business as apidly as possiblo undor tho generally blockaded condition in tho Senate, where all progress is still ohecked by Quay's statohood bill, which is fast assuming tho aspects of a real, live octopus." Tho fight on this moasuro is to tho fluish between giants, only tho more interesting becauso tho champions of each sido havo peculiarly and insoparablo linked thoir own political fato with it. In support of the bill Sonator (¿nay is cutting some fantastic capors, such as his endoavor to socuro continuous (day and night) sessions until tho bill is disposod of, and to attach it to the soveral appropriation bills as riders. In soveral cases notably, tho agricultural appropriation bill, this has beon douo, doubtless with little result beyond prolonging dobato on these urgent bills, and, possibly, to aid in precipitating tho necessity of an extra cession. At presont only, ono thing ia certain—that a largo proportion of Congress, as well as the general public, is losing pationco with present progress and tactics. Baron Sternburg, who becomes tho tomporary successor of Hen- Von Holloben as tho representative of Germany at Washington, arrived Friday night and at onco settlod down to business with a vim. Tho Baron was a close porsonal friend of President Roosevelt when hero some years ago, tho two being together almost daily, their tastes regarding athletics and tho like being very congenial. He is said to be a very approachable and business-like gentleman. The Y. M. C. A. of this city has just celobratod its fiftieth annivorsary the past week by a series of special and highly entertaining sorvices, including addrsses by Fred" B. Smith, who is without a peer as a speaker to men, flno song services led by tho Temple Male Quartet, etc. Theso services at Lafayette Opera House, havo attracted a large attendance. General Boothe, of the Salvation Army, is to be hero within a fow days to open a campaign with his army and to rovive and inspire the work ot-tho organization. Virginians hero are elated over the present prospect of soon having a statuo of General R. E. Loo placod in Statuary Hall in tho Capital, under the law providing for two representa-ties from each state, George Washington being tho single representative from Virginia so far. It depends to a groat extent upon the action of the Virginia legislature. Tho Senate, Friday formally received and accepted tho statues of Charles Carroll and John Hanson from Maryland. Tho bill creating a general staff corps in the United States Army was passed by the Sonato Friday. Ex-Secratary of State Wm. R. Day haa just accepted the appointment by the President to a position in the United State Supremo Court, to succeed Justice Shiras, who is to retire. Tho annual report of tho Capitol Traction Company for 1902 shows that tho receipts for tho year were nearly §2,000,000, and operating expenses $031,980. Total number of passengers carried during the year 31,803,390. From this it would appear that people do ride stroet cars, and that they aro profitable institutions to tho operators. The three-shift systom will go into operation at the navy-yard today as a means of expediting the completion of work ordered two yoars ago. It is said that there haa not been such an accumulation of work since tho Spanish American War. Under tho operation of this system the shops will be kept going constantly day and night. It is estimated that at least 500 additional machinists will bo neededTIMBERVILLE ITEMS. Continued oa fuvrth page,The Smallpox Situation Has Become Alarming in That Vicinity. Timborville, Fob. a.—Tho funoral of Mrs. Samuel Dingledine, which took placo hero Monday, was vory largoly attonded, and much genuine sympathy for tho boreavod family expressed. Dr. W. E. Fahrnoy is oreoting a largo stablo on his lot near his office. Mr. R. M. Graham left horo for Cumberland today to accept a position as telegraph oporator on the B. & O. Frank Aloxaudor, a young man about 10 years old, is lying in a sori-ous condition at his homo near liore suffering with a sovoro pain ia his head, which is supposed to bo tho result of a fall ho received on tho ice sevoral weeks ago. Tho injury at first was thought trifling, but the pain has increasd and it is now feared an operation of trephining will be necessary. Tho truo condition of tho smallpox situation not so far from hero having corno to light, thoro has boon a rush for vaccination. Among tho residents of tho section wfioro tho discaso is raging much contention and many boated argumonts havo taken placo. Yollow flags wero put up and by othors torn down. Many contending it was not smallpox, and it was only after soveral physioians pronounced it such that tho yollow flags romainod intact. That tho disoaso has had ample opportunity to spread far and wido thoro is little or no doubt, sinco it is very lato in being pronounced such and stringent measures adopted to confine it to a given locality. —------ - * ® ♦ ----------—In-Sympathy With the Firemen. I wish to tender the thanks of tho firemon of tho State of Virginia to tho business mon of the town of Harrisonburg, who so kindly gavo mo tho letters, which furnished data upon which tho arguments woro based, which rccontly gained for us a favorable report of tho Bland Bill by tho committeo of flnanco of tho Legislature of Virginia. Soo what tho Hon. Chas. T. Bland says in regard to thom. Vory gratefully, JAS. H. DWYER. Mr. Jas. H. Dwyer is in receipt of a letter from tho Hon. Chas. T. Bland, momber of tho Houso from Portsmouth, asking him to continuo to uso his best efforts in behalf of the Firemon's Roliof Bill now pending in tho Houso. The letter, which is of much local interest, is as follows : Fob. 2, 1903. Jas. II. Dwyer, Esq., Harrisonburg, Va., My Doar Brothor:—Kindly uso your best efforts with your representatives horo to get them to assist in passing the Relief Bill, which the firemen of Virginia aro bo interested in. You are the man who struck tho key note of tho argumont advanced why the appropriation wo ask for should be granted. It was you who gave mo tho idea of tho most effective argument, i. o., what the firemen of tho State saved tho Stato in taxable values. That was unquestionably tho most effectivo and business-liko proposition that could bo advanced. And I wish to say to you again, that you aro tho man who suggested, in fact, advanced that idea—using data you had collected at Harrisonburg for that purpose. Every representative fireman here acceptod and used that information! Very truly yours, CHAS. T. BLAND.Short of Signers. Staunton, Fob. 3—In tho matter of tho petition asking for the calling of an election to decide the question of prohibiting tho sale of liquor, it was discovered that tho petition was short of tho neoessary number of qualified signers and no election will be called.Singers Glen Notes. Singers Glen, Fob. 2.—Rev. W. B. Owney spent Sunday night at J. S. Funk's, returning to Bridgewater today. At his next regular appointment at St. John's Church, February 5th, a trustee for that congregation will bo chosen to fill tho vacancy caused by tho death of Reuben Gowl. J. W. Payne, of Timborville, is visiting his father, G. W. Payne. Mrs. C. W. Dove haa been suffering with tonsilitis for the past week. Mr. F. S. Baer returned to Union Springs, Ala., last week after spending a month with his family in this place. Swartz Bros. & Hott havo now on hand cotton seed feed and flax seed moal. fl2.OUR ZENDA LETTEROwen Caves Was Buried at Mountain Valley Last Week. Xeiida, Feb. 3.—-Miss Virginia Ear-man of Harrisonburg, was visiting her grandmother, Mrs. .Io.no White, of Laeey Spring, Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Owen Caves was buried at Mountain Valley Inst. Thursday at 10 o'clock. Ho was '¿2 years old. Rev. David Zigler conducted the funoral services. Deceased has been employed in Pennsylvania for tho past four years. Death was due to pnoumouia. Ho was a member of the Masonic Lodge, of which several members accompanied bis remains home and acted as pall-boarars. Zonda P. O. lias been established on tho star route between New Market and Harrisonburg, with two mails a day, which is very convenient to our people, as well as satisfactory. Mr. John Beam is sawing lumber for a barn which lie expects to erect this coming summer. He will also build an oil to his house. Mr. Charlie Strieklcr and family, who havo been employed in West Newton, Pa., for several years, havo returned to their former home. Mamie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Armentruut, Is very much improved at this writing. Ried Bros., aro hauilng some bailed hay to Harrisonburg this week. Paul, the lit.tlo son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sellers, was threatened with pneumonia, but is somewhat better at this writing.From Mt. Crawford. Mt. Crawford, Feb. 2. - Sir Arctomys Monax, our friend and fellow citizen, candlo mas visitor and woatlior prognosticator has come to grief, for wo heard today ho was "stuck in tho mud." Some ono with unkind feolings, if not malice a forethought, was mean enough to call him a hog," and a dirty hog, at that. No wondor lie slips up ticcasionally on "sunshine and shadows," and his weather chart soems a littlo lopsided when so many unfriendly criticisms ] aro taking an o/.ono . sail. Ho, no doubt, feels hurt at tho thrusts of his onomies, but ho rnakos bold to say tho sunslilno of today will bo exchanged for tho shadows, oro tho ides of March marches in or tho bluo birds timo thoir whistlos to tho "song of spring." Tho following ollicors havo boon elected in Trinity Sunday School, and tho winter term is keeping its work woll in hand. I)r. IT. M. Rogers, superintendent,; J. 1., Kibler,assistant Huporintondent; Olaronco Foley, secretary; Misses Lena Rollor and Mary Crawn, librarians; Wm. T. Meyer-hooffor, Treasurer; Miss Gussie Foley, organist. The leoturo on Sunday night by Prof. E. U. Hoonshol was very much appreciated by his audience, and his vorsion of tho "Passion Play" was interesting and instructive. Rov. D. Busii, of Staunton, preached sevoral able sermons on Saturday and Sunday during the quarterly mooting sorvices. Workmen have beon busy for several days on tho approaches to tho now bridgo and thoy will soon have thom completed. Vehiclos havo boon passing, and tho grade on tho road will bo much improved. Rov. S. S. Snydor, a roturned missionary, will preach noxt Sunday in tho Reformed Church at 11 a. m. Tho public cordially invited to hear him. Ho comes from Japan. February 1-lth promised to bo an evening of special social feasting. "The Bright Half Dozen" havo issued their cards to tho lovors of toothsome tid bits, and promised to string tho music and sweeten tho chocolates, and give a liandsomo presont to somo ono who may bo present at tho lecture room in Trinity Church. Wo havo just beon informed that Mr. L. A. Armentrout has sold his stock of goods to Mr. Fletcher, of this county, and arrangements for the transfer will begin at onco.Real Estate Transferrs. January 27th. — Ed. C. Martz, special commissioner, to C. A. Sprinkle, a tract of land lying near Bridgewater, adjoining A. C. Fish-back and other, $-157. Samuel .T. Moffett and wife to Samuel C. Smooker, 1 acre, 2 roods and 37 polo of land adjoining Stark, Smucker and othors, $72 January 28.—Ida 0. Dovel and husband to Thomas A. Lam, lot No. 12, block 42, section 3, Jackson avenue, Elkton, $325. Alexander W. Eaton and wife to J. R. Cover and Sons, all chestnut oak bark on 150 acres of land in Powell Gap, $1,500.THE COUNCIL MEETS Every Member of the Council Was Present Last Niejht.IMPORTANT MATTERS DISCUSSEDA Committee'Asks tho Council to Provide for tho Establishment of a Suitable Firo Alarm Svstom. The Town Council hold its regular monthly meeting last night with every member present.. The session proved a lengthy one as well as one of especial interest and importance. Tim attendance of the public was larger than usual in view of tho fact, that it was generally known that several citizen's committees would likely be present to present, mutters of public importance to tho Council, and for the further reason that it was anticipated a vacancy in Council caused by the resignation last month of Mr. Chandler, as well as one on the police force caused by the failure of Mr. Gatewood to qualify, would both be filled at this regular February meeting. After the transaction of several items of unfinished business Dr. Jones moved the election of a successor to Councilman C. II. Chandler, resigned. Tho motion prevailed, whereupon the Doctor placod Mr. J. Wilton in nomination. No other nominations were made. The ballot was then taken and Mr. Wilton was elected by a unanimous vote. At a lator poriod in tho session Mr. Wilton was elected to a position on tho flnanco ¡committee to succeed Mr. Chandler, who hold a position on that committeo throughout his torm of servico in Council. A motion by Dr. Jones then pro-vailed to proceed with tho election of polico officer No. 1, the position thou vacant by roason of Mr. Gatowood's determination not to servo, Tho applicants tor tho position were special ofllcor R. A. Davis, Chas. W. Crider and W. R. Bowman, Mr. W. L. Whit-inor having withdrawn his application oarlior in tho ovoning. On first ballot Mr, Cridor was olectod, tho voto standing sovon for Crider and tliroo for Davis. The successful applicant, Mr. Crider, has tho reputation of being a man of excellent character and it is believed lie will make a cool, quiet, elllcient officer. Ho has boon for soveral years ill the employ of the Harrisonburg Milling Company as its chief fireman. A joint committeo, composed of citizons and representatives of tho town volunteor fire department, was then receibed, and their spokesmen wero on moting of Mr. Noll given leave to address the Council. Mr. Dwyer was tho first speaker. Ho stated the delegates wero thoro to ask and respectfully urge tho appropriation of an amount sufficient to install an ofllcient systom of electric firo alarm over the town. Tho sum necessary for the purpose was, believed not to bo in excess of $000. Mr. Dwyer was followed by Mr. Jno. T. Harris, who referred to tho genoral state of demoralization, which, bo-causo of no adequate system of local firo alarm, usually exists for somo minutes among our gallant firemen every timo thoro is a firo. After urging tho importance of an electric alarm systom, Mr. Harris then took up the matter of "dead ends" and stated that tho firomon, along with many of our citizens, desired to soo tho "dead onds" of tho towns water-mains connected as rapidly as possiblo in order that the force and body of tho wator supply may bo strengthened over town at weak places and mado more efiiciont in case of lire. Ho referred to tho destruction of tho Paul residence a fow weeks ago and was po.sitivo the main part of that building would not have burned in caso tho wator supply had been abundant and of sufficient pressure. His remarks wore supplemented by those of Mr. Jno. R. Saum, chief of the department. Mr. Saum suggested that a committee bo appointed by Council to confer more at leisure with them, oxamino various methods of firo alarm, etc., and report at a called mooting. At tho conclusion of tho remarks by tho visitors, Councilman Haas moved to refer tho matter of tho town's installing an electic alarm to tho committee on lights and safety for pompt action. Tho motion was unanimously adoptod. Mr. Haas then stated that it had been for somo tiiiio tho policy of the Council to connect "dead ends" as rapidly as circumstances would por-mit and that an appropriation wan made annually for that purpose. After the firemen's committeo had withdrawn Jasper Hawse, Esq., was introduced and the statement was made that he represented citizens ot the town who had been before the County Hoard of Supervisor to protest, against, an excessive county levy upon the citizens of Harrisonburg. The mayor then invited Mr. Hawse to give the Council his view on the excessive county levy taxes asesssed upon the citizens of Harrisonburg. Mr. Hawse responded in a 20-minntes talk, ill which he reviewed the levy and sett lenient, of the county levy for the last, years, laying particular stress on t.lin fact that while separate itemized estimates of amounts needed for county levy purposes had been made by the Hoard of Supervisors for each of said 3 years, yet no separate settlement of this fund had been made for either, hut that this fund and the funds arising from the levy for roads, bridges and parish purposes, had all been bunched together and settled as one fund. His figures also showed that if said county levy fnnd (which is the only one to which taxpayers of Harrisonburg are required to contribute) has been settled separate and apart, from other funds, and on the I a-us of tho estimates on which the levies were made, the balance on hand to the credit, of this fund would have been at the last annual settlement of the county treasurer, exclusive of $3,300 diverted from tho bond and int rest fund, to which Harrisonburg also contributes. Mr. Hawse was positive in his opinion that tho present Hoard of Supervisors had not intentionally made the levy excessive, but had simply followed tho method adopted and in use by their predecesors for many years. Ho showed also that the county lovy for tho current year will produce moro than double tho amount estimated by tho Board as necessary for county oxpeuseB. Mr. Hawso was followed by Mr. J. T. Harris in an able presentation of facts corroborative of Mr. Hawso'» views. Both expressed the belief that the presont Board of .Supervisors will vory soon correct the matters complained of by directing that the county levy funds be set, apart and settled isoparatoly from all other funds. After tho conclusion of Mr. Harris' speech, Councilman T. N. Haas moved that tho matter of excessive levy complained of bo submitted to tho finance committee for investigation and roport, which motion was unanimously adopted. A request from tho First National Bank for rebate ot $3.75 on water tax, was referred to tho wator committee. The request for tho robate grow out of tho fact that tho Bank's present building will not bo occupied aftor April 1st. On motion of Dr. Jones a committee, consisting of Messrs. Miller, Meserole and .Jones, was appointed to secure a suitable room for use after April 1st as a council chamber. On motion of Mr. Miller the streot committeo was instructed to place a tiling of adequato size to convoy tho surfaco water under the arch at the juncturo of Mason and East Market streets, said improvement not to cost more than §15. Mr. Haas addressed Council on the great need of a crossing at the intersection of South Main and German streets, and of the urgent necessity for replacing private fiat crossings with stepping stono crossings on all streets ('outInner] on fourth ¡>nx<'- OOOOOOOOO^O^^OOOOO^OOOô^do The Young People. How is it with the young ^ people of your household? ^ Are they saving money? ^ Have they learned to up- ^ predate the value oT a ♦ dollur? Would you like a X plain suggestion? If ho, ¿> here It is : • Send the young folks to ♦ our bank with the first £ dollar that cornea Into their ^ hands. The next dollar J should be treated in like £ manner, and ho on. Thus 0 a good habit started will ♦ fgrow into straight and % thrifty manhood and wo- ❖ t manhood. J | « I THE | âROCKIHGEÂM NATIONAL BANK, % t ii.utitisoMiriio, Va. « k xt ;