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DAVENPORT P
PENALTY
? (Continued fn
neath the address attracted especial
attention. Closer examination show?
ed that the notes wore written by
the same man.
Murderer Jailed.
Davenport had come to tho court
house to attend Johnson's prelimi?
nary hearing and was standing In
front of the station at the time. Tho
chief called him and placed him nil
dor arrest. He became greatly ex?
cited and wanted to talk, but tho
chief refused to allow him to any
anything. A 38-callbro revolver was
found In his pocket.
loiter tho chief visited Davenport's
house and there found a 12-bore re?
pealing shotgun, the weapon ?with
which tho murder was done.
Motive Discovered,
t?. ?Che,, woman theory having been
wexp^onBd'; the uulhnrltles wore at a
loss to llnd a motive for the crime.
Tuesday afternoon, however, i.Vlr. B,
J. O'Hara, who was then detective
sergeant, visited Davenport's htm so
and, while searching through a bu?
reau, came upon a life insurance pol?
icy. The policy was taken out In
December, but the premium was not
paid until January 17.
Dr. n. R. Gary, the coroner, con?
ducted an Inquest anil the jury re?
turned a verdict 'placing tho crime
?at Davenport's door without even re?
tiring to discuss tho case.
Protested Innocence,
From the very first Davenport pro?
tested -Innocence. Not until yester?
day, as far is is known, did the mur?
derer give anyone reason to believe
that ho would confess his guilt be?
fore going to the gallows. Yester?
day he made confessions to his law?
yers and it is understood that he
confessed to Rev. S. A. Howcll, col?
ored, some days ago. He always
gave the same answer to newspaper
men and his jailors: "If they bang
me it will be a legal lynching."
The Trial.
:' The trial of Davenport began on
Friday, February 23. Considerable
"frouble was experienced in getting a
jury, and the panel was not com?
pleted until Saturday afternoon. Fri?
day afternoon, March 2, the jury re?
turned a verdict of "guilty of mur?
der in the first degree" after being
out for a little over two hours
Commonwealth's Attorney C. W.
Robinson prosecuted tho case, assist?
ed by J. T. Newsome, who was cm
ployed by the ncgrd Masons, of which
Older Thomas was a prominent mem?
ber. Attorneys Fay S. Collier, of
Hampton, and K. S. Robinson, of
this city, represented the accused.
Motion For New Trial.
\ ? motion for a new trial was over?
toiled by Judge Harham, thou the
chse was taken to the Court of Ap?
peals. The court did not hand down
an opinion until June 10, although
Davenport was sentenced to be hang?
ed on June 1. In the meantime, how?
ever, Governor Swanson had granted
the condemned man a respite, until
June 22. On June 10 the Court of
Appeals refused to grant a writ of
error.
Upon--the uus&nt -appeal of Attor?
ney Collier, Governor Swanson
granted a stay of. execution until
July 13 in order to give the lawyers
?time In which Id" petition for a com?
mutation of sentence. Last Wednes?
day the governor notlded City Ser?
geant Milstcad that he had decided
to Interfere hi tbc case no further.
A Burgler Too.
Davenport is a criminal with a
record. In 18'Ji he was sent to thet
penitentiary from Nottoway county
for eighteen years for burglary.
While in prison ho had w reputation
as'a "bud man" and on one occa?
sion slashed a fellow prisoner with
a large knife. In 1900 he was par?
doned by Governor Tyler und came
here to live.
Soon after his arrest the officers
hero learned that Davenport had
been arrested in Hampton In 181*2
on the charge of arson. He escaped
from the Hampton lock-up, leaving
an Insulting note behind for Sheriff
Curtis.'
? Davenport was born In ""Caroline
county. He gives his age as 32
years, two months and fifteen days.
He w-as n blacksmith by trado and
worked at the shipyard for five years.
Woman's Confession.
Mittle S?iiford, tho young woman
who lived with Davenport us Iris
wife, made a poor witness for the
commonwealth during the trial, tell?
ing a story that was calculated to
w.eaken the case of the prosecution.
Several weeks ago, however, In tho
presence of Chief Reynolds and sev?
eral witnesses, she voluntarily made
v a lengthy statement In which she
confessed that sho perjured herself
on the witness stand. She admitted
ftyiat she saw Davenport write the
notes that were found on the dead
man and that Thomas was at the
>m page 1.)
house on tho night of the murder.
The woman also said that Willie
Wlmhush Impersonated Thomas when
Davenport got the Insuranco policy
and that' Thomas knew nothing of
the existence of the policy.
LAST LEGAL HANGING IN 1867.
Warwick County Has Not Had an
Execution Before For Nearly 40 Year8
Until Davenport died on the scaf?
fold this morning there had not been
a legal execution in Warwick county
since 18<i7. when a negro named Har?
rison Young was hanged at Don*
bcigh for his part In the murder
of John Woollen, a white merchant.
Sixteen negroes shot Wool ten to
death. Four were arrested ami con?
victed, but tin- sentences of three
were commuted by Governor Wells.
City Sergeant Mllstend's father fur?
nished tho rope und tied the kn?i
for this hanging.
?In 1SS1 three men, using bonus
papers ordering that the prisoner be
transferred to Hampton for aafe
keeping, took William Allen, a young
negro, from the Warwick county jail
and hanged him to a tree. City Ser?
geant .Mllstead was in the Jnll with
his uncle, Sheriff Curtis, when Allen
was turned over to the men.
The small mob had papers alleged
to have been signed by Mr. W. A.
Post, who was then a justice of the
peace ami who had conducted the
preliminary hearing. Allen killed a
young man named Slaughter in cold
blood because tho latter would not
give him a ride from this plnco to
Denbclgh.
PASSENGER STEAMER ASHORE.
No One Hurt?Those on Board Tak?
en Off Safely.
(By Associated 1'rcBS.)
W1NONA. MINN.. July 12.?The
steamer Qulncy, of the Diamond Jo
line of steamers, lies grounded near
Trompealeu, on the Wisconsin side
of the river.
There was no loss of life, nor
there any lire on the vessel. A few
of tile passengers were taken to
iM Crosse last night, but most of
them wero brought to Wlnona by a
special train on the Rurllngton road
and transferred hero to regular
northt>ound trains this morning and
continued on their journey to St
Paui.
AMERICAN CHAMPION SWIMMER.
Daniels Goes 100 Yards in Less Than
a Minute.
(By Associated 1'ress.)
NOTTINGHAM, I3NG.. July 12.?
Tho 100 yards oinatcur swimming
mutch for tho championship of the
world was won today by C. M. Dan?
iels, American, who went the dis?
tance in 58 3-5 seconds, boating the
record by two-fifths of a second.
Cecil Hoaly, tin; amateur champion
of Australia was second and J. II.
Derbyshire, of Manchester, third.
Tries Suicide Again.
Joe Straus, tho white man who
tried to commit suicide last week 0>'
slashing Ills throat with a ra/.or, has
been put in a straight-Jacket at tho
hospital to prevent him from further
injuring himself. Wednesday after?
noon Straus tore the stitches from
his wound and came near bleeding
to death before he waa discovered
by a nurse.
Fence For Postoffice.
Collector of Customs J. K. It.
Stuart, custodian for thu Federal
building here, has received plans for
a board and iron fence which is to
' be placed around the building. Rids
j for the contract will be opened at
this oOlce of Supervising Architect
Knox. at. Washington, this afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Try Hull's Little Liver i ills for bil
llousnoss. constipation and torpid
liver. 40 doses. 10 cents. A splendid
after dinner pill. 5-20 tf
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Woolen Goods
By The Yard.
We have a splendid line of
woolens we are now offering at
half price.
If you want us we'll make you
a tailored suit at the price of an
ill-fitting store bought one.
Sec us at onco.
S. Marbach
The Baltimore Merchant
Tailor.
Cor. King and Court Streets,
HAMPTON. VA.
MISS MARY WASSENBERG
1HE BRIDE OF J. P. HARDY
Assistant Principal of the Phoebus
Graded Schools 'Married In
Washington,
Tho friends of Miss Mary Massen
borg, principal of the Phoebus Grad?
ed Schools, were given n surprise
yesterday by the announcement that
she had been married In Washington
to Mr. J. P. Hardy, a motormau on
the Hue of the Newport News nnd
Old Point Hallway and Klectrlc Com?
pany.
Miss Massenberg and Mr. Hardy,
without acquaint Inn their friends of
their intentions, left 1 lampion Tues?
day evening for Washington, and |
according to Ihc message received
yesterday they were married Micro
Wednesday morning at II o'clock.
It U said thai tho decision to go
to Washington to bo married was
due to the recent bereavement in
Miss iMhssonberg's family.
Mr. Hardy has tilled the position
of assistant to the superintendent
on various occasions and Is rocbg
nl/ed as a man of Sterling worth by
the olllclals of the Hue.
iMIss Massonberg has for the last
few years been the assistant princi?
pal of tho Phoebus Graded Schools.
She was only recently re-elected to
the position.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardy are expected
to return to Hampton this morning
and will mnke their home in "Hob
Core." Just at the entrance to the
normal school.
Liwn Fete to Be Given.
The ladies of the Hampton Presby?
terian church nre making arrange?
ments for a big lawn fele on the lawn
of Mr. Henry L. Sc.hmol/, at the foot
of Rast Queen street, next Friday
evening. Many unusually attractive
features will he offered the public.
Mrs. Janlc Hlckoy, of Lyrichburg,
is the guest of Mrs. H. Clay Rees. In
Newport News avenue. .
Auction Sale of Furniture.
Auction sale of lot of first-class fur?
niture, household goods, etc.. at the
courthouse, Saturday, .July 14, nt 11a
m. GEORGH W. PHILLIPS. Auc
lloneer. 7-13-2t
OTHER HAMPTON NEWS ON
SIXTH PAGE.
In Vlci Kid or Patent Colt.
$3.50 and $4.00
CLXrockett&Co.
No, 5 Queen Street
Hampton. Virginia
REAL ESTATE
IVY STREET HOME.?Desirable cottage nml largo lot, well lo?
cated bn Ivy street. Could not lie duplicated for $1)00. Will soil Mr
$[><)(> Tor quick Hille. .
CHAPEL STREET BARGAIN.?A woll located homo on Chapel
street; six room dwelling, with southern exposure. House could not
be built for What we will sell entire property for. Price. $1,000.
Terms', f'l'.n cash: bnlnnco long tluio.
LA SALLE AVENUE HOME.?Now five room dwelling; fine,
high lot, 10 foot front und good depth. Will soil for Icsb thnn eost.
Terms, $:too cask; bhlnuco $lf>.00 per mouth.
FOR RENT.
2<;n Chapel Street .$11.00
?00 Holt Street .$7.50
Stuart Street. $8.50
4III Holt Street.$12.00
Cottage Lordley's.Ifi.fiO
Col lane Lordley's.$7.00
Court Street.$6.00
l.ocust. Street .$12.00
Ivocilst Street .$12.00
FOR RENT.
(Saat Hamilton.$0.00
Washington Street.$0.R0
$2,00<i TO LOAN?
6 Per Cent.
"GET OV>r? FARM CATALOGUE."
DO WE WRITE YOUR FIRE
IN8URANCE7 If not, why not?
M. O. LACKEY, MGR.
P. W- Phillips & Co
REAL ESTATE, RENTS, LOAN8, INSURANCE.
14 8. King St. Hampton.
ELECTRIC LAMPS
AT WATSON'S
ARE THE BEST I
We dullvor them to all parts of Phoobua and Hampton. Just phono
your order In ut any tlmo. Phono 1UG and 340. No. U N. King St.
S. J. WATSON, JR.
THE ELECTRICAL MAN.
No. 6 N. King Street. HAMPTON, VA.
I SArUB BE OI INS SATURDAY, JULY 14
Great Clearance Sale
of HOUSEFURNISHINGS at '
THE NEW BEE HIVE
18-2o W. Queen St,
I. KIRSINER, Prop.
Hampton, Virginia
The first of its kind on this Peninsula. This complete housefunushing store inau?
gurates a clearance sale that offers matchless'bargains in every department. Our prepara?
tions for the holidays is crowding our. vast store for space, which necessitates the moving
of our immense stock, We are prepared to give the public the pleasant effect of saving
money. Head the following items, mark the prices attached to a superior quality of stock
and you will realize a great saving at this sale. A few of the many bargains:
j
One Dinner Set of Ilavllnnd
China. 113 pieces, Handsome IMnk
Decorations, formerly sold for
$?5.00, for this sale, only $17.00.
BASSET IMPORTED CHINA.
Hasset'? Clilna Dinner Set. 115
pieces, fancy green vino decora
lions, formerly sold for $33.00. Halo
price, $24.98.
VARIETY OF DECORATIONS TO
SELECT FROM.
Basset's Clilna Dinner Set. varie?
ty of decorations, 115 pieces, for?
merly ivld for $35.00. For this
sale, only $Hi.!?8.
100-plece Dinner Set, Purple dec?
orations, formerly sold for $0.25,
as a lender, for this sale, only
$6.98.
50-piece Ton Set, Blue decorated,
formerly sold for $11.50. Sale price,
$1.25.
Class Butter Sots of Six Pieces
for 10c.
Glass Berry Saucers, 12c the doz?
en. Value fiUc.
White Porcelain Platters, 3, 4,
5 and (i cents.
While Porcelain Meat and Soup
Platters, 3, 4. 5 and tl centH.
WINDOW
AND DOOR
AT COST.
SCREENS
MIRRORS AT COST.
Large Parlor Lamps of the newest
designs, handsomely hand painted,
formerly sold for $5.75. Sale price.
$3.98.
All Parlor Lamps Fitted With
Brass Reservoirs.
Glass Lamps, complete with bur?
ner, globe and wick:
25c Lamps for.17c
Sweet Soap, Large Cake, 1 cent
each.
Glass Fruit nnd Berry Bowls,
large sl/.e, were sold for 15c. This
sale, price, 11c.
Large. Glass B?rry Howls', the 25c
size. Salo price, 14c.
Preserve Dishes, 48c. the dozen.
Glass Sugar Howls, 10c. kind for
this sale, 7 l-2c.
White Dinner Plates, 4. 5 ami He.
Gold Decorated Covered Dls'hes,
7 Inch were 75c; now 48c.
Dairy Pnns In all sizes In tin
and Agate. 5c to 18c.
Nickel Tea and Coffee Pots, 10c
to 08c.
Table Oil Cloth, all colors, lie
the yard.
Basketk for every use at n great
saving.
8 quail Pudding Pan, Agate. 11c.
Agate Coffeo Pots, 3 pint, size,
17c.
Agate double Rico Hollers, 50c
kind. Sale, price, 37c.
Johnson China cups and saucers,
38c the. dozen.
Heavy Water Glasses for 17c the
dozen.
Handed Decorated Glasses, 18c
the dozen.
A Full Line of Jardinlers of all
sizes to be sold at cost.
Glass and Stone Preserving Jars
sizes from I pint to 4 gallons,
price, 4 1-2 to 48c.
Stone Butter Churns, I 1-2 to
gallons, at cost.
Water Coolers, round or square
shaped, worth from $1.50 to $2.75.
now $1.00 to $2.00.
GLAS8E8.
$1.10 Mixing Goblets, now 85c
the dozen.
17 ounce Heer Glasses on pedes?
tal. $1.25 the dozen.
Washtubs of Wood, Galvanized
Iron or tin, 39c to 09c.
Buckets of Wood, Tin, Agate,
Galvanized, Papier Mache, from
8c to 48c.
Ice Cream Freezers from $l.t>5
to $2.85. The Gem, Blizzard and
Lightning,
Make it your business to attend this sale. It's money in your pocket to investigate
the goods and prices offered. The above items are only a few of the many bargains. Each
article represents a branch in itself. Courteous treatment and fair dealing is our principle.
NEW BEE HIVE STORE
18*20 W. Queen St I. KIRSNER Hampton, Virginial
TRANSPORTATION GUID?
_j,
Norfolk and Newport
News Express.
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Oon'l Mgr., Sunt
Hampton. Ta. Norfolk. Vi?
Chesapeake &
Ohio Railway
HOURS THE QUICKES! LINE
Reo K. W. Robinson, Agont G.&O. Ry.
Dcforo Arranging for your trip.
Through Trains, VoHtlhuled, Electric
LIghtod, Steam Heated. Dining
Cam n La Carlo through tho
grnndeat scenery Kaat of {
tho 'Hock Mount a! hp
For Rlohmond, Clnolnnatl, Indiana*
polls, 8t. Louis, Chicago, Loula
vllte, Nashville, Memphis,
West and Southwest:
10:10 A. M. and 5:25 P. M. dally.
Local for Richmond and James River
I Points:
7:40 A. M.. week daya. ? 1
Looal for Richmond. . VfB*
6:40 P. M., week daya.
STEAMBOAT COMPANIES.
I Norfolk & Washlfigtoik
Steamboat Company
Tho now and powerful Iron Palace
st earners, Newport News, Washington
and Norfolk will leave dally ?s fol?
io wb: "-*
NORTHBOUND.
Loavo Portsmouth, foot of
North stroct . 5:00pm
Leave Norfolk, foot of Wa
tor street . 6:00pm
Lcnvo Old Point Comfort. ? 7:00 pm
Arrive in Washington ... 7:00am
Arrive In Philadelphia, . .
Penn. R. R.**10:50anj
Arrive In Philadelphia, B.
ft O. R. R.?* 11:10 am
Arrive In New York, Penn.
R. R. ?1:10 am
Arrive In Now York, B. ft
O. a R. ?2:00 pm
SOUTHBOUND.
Lv. New York, Ponn R. R. ?12:00 um
Lv. Now York, B. & O. R. R. *1:00 p m
Lv. Philadelphia, Ponn. R.R. 2:65pm
Lv. Phlln. B. ft O. R. R. ... 2:08 pm
Ar. Washington, Ponn. R.R. 0:10pin
Ar. Washington, B.&O.R.R.**5:00 p m
Lv. Washington . ?AtSOpm
Ar. Old Point Comfort.... ?7:00 airs
Ar. Norfolk .,. *8:00am
Ar. Portsmouth . *8:30am
?Dally. ??Dally oxcopt Sunday. ? >
The trip down tho historic Potomac
River and Chosapoako Bay on the oh>
gant steamers, of this company Is un?
surpassed. Tho steamers are compar?
atively new, having been built In
IojI, and uro fitted up in the most
luxuriant manner, with oloctrlo lights,
call boll and steam heat In each-room.
Tho tables aro supplied with every
doltcacy of tho season from the mark
ots of Washington and Norfolk.' For
tickets, reservation of staterooms,
and further Information apply to D. J.
CALLAHAN, Agont, Norfolk. Va.
Merchants' & Miners'
Transportation Co.Y
steamship Lines for Boston, Provi?
dence and Baltimore.
Leavo Nowport News, via Norfolk,'
for Boston ovory Tuesday, Wednes?
day. Friday and Sunday. Leaves for
Provldonco every Monday,, Thursday
and Saturday, galling from Norfolk at
6:00 p. m.
Leave Newport NewB for Baltimore
dally, except Tuesday and Wednesday,
i at 6 p. m.. connecting fior Washington,
Philadelphia and New York.
Faro to Baltimore, one way. 63.00;
round trip, $5.00, Including stateroom
berth. Accomodatlona and cuisine
unequalled.
Freight and passengers taken for all
points North and South. Steamers
leave Baltimore, foot of Long Dock,
daily, promptly at 6 p. m.
Only line running a Sunday steamer
between Nowport Newa and Balti?
more. For further Information apply
to
D. R. McNEILL, Agent,
Newport News, Va,
W. P. TURNER, O. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY. A. D. STEBBINS,
2d V. P. ft T. M. Qen'l. Mgr. ,
General Offices, Baltimore, Md.
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Clyde Steamship Co.
Steamers to Philadelphia .
MONDAY. THUR8DAY and
SATURDAY. WiV^
Sailing from Philadelphia, Tuoiday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Freight received and delivered dally
at C. ft O. Pier No. 6. Office, River
Road. JAS. W. McCARRICK,,
Qen. Southern Agt
CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO.,
12 South Delaware Avenue. PhJlad
i phia, Pa,

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