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FOR THE FACTORY American Tobacco Company Hat able to Close Local Plant Un? less Hands 'Ire Secured. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT WORK Plan For Keeping Industry Here Will ( Be Presented at Special Meeting. Need of Double End Ferry to Be Called to Mr. Payne's Atten? tion. A cominuiilentlou from an official of the American Tobacco Company, in willed it. was stated that unless more labor could be secured for the conipatiy'H local factory the plant will In nil proiiublllty have to be closed, caused tlio Chamber of Commerce laat night to take stops at once look? ing toward the Inauguration of some| suitable plan whereby enough labor con be secured to keep the factory| In operation. At present there are only a few 'hundred people working in the plant, which ropreHOiits an outlay by tho tobacco company of about $fiO.OOn and which could give employment to two thousand persons. Many of the girls now employed In the fno tory make from $fi to $12 a week at very Unlit, work, yet tho official* or tho company have been unable In aecurn only a small force to operate the plant. It. Is probable Dial a special meel-| Ing of the Chamber of commerce will bo held In the near future at which definite plans for securing ad? ditional labor for the tobacco factory Will bo made. Tho chamber bold Its regular meet? ing in Hosunbaum's hull last night, | the body being called to order by Socrotary Farrar because of tho facti that neither the president nor vies president was present. Dr. K. T.I Styll was elected temporary chair? man. Want Ferry Boat. . Mr. J. Li. Palton suggested that tho chamber call the attention of Mr. W. J. Payne, president of tho ?Newport News- *i Old Point Railway! & Electric Company and the Norfolk & Atlantic Terminal Company, to | Ihe need of a double-eiul ferry boat on tho route between this city andI Sewnli's Point ami upon a motion | by Mr. II. R. Holmes, the president of the chamber was directed to ap? point a committee to confer with Mr. Payne upon the subject. In making his suggestion about tho ferry boat Mr. Patton slated that the merchants of this city would reap great benefit from the Jamestown exposition If such a ferry was put on the route -between Ivy avenue an? Sowall'a Point. They would lie able, to successfully compete with the. merchants of Norfolk in filling tho demands for food stuffs, furniture, hardware, etc., at the exposition. In discussing the matter Mr, W. 13. Cottrell suggested that the com? mittee be instructed to draw up a vapor in which the merchants of this city .pledge themselves to patronize the ferry route and after the business men have signed It have the commit* tee present it to Mr. Payno, tS\ Newport News Building. After .some discussion the plan for placing a Newport Nows building at the Jamestown exposition was re? ferred to the committee on conven? tions and expositions with instruc? tions, that It ascertain the cost of such a bullding nnd report back to the chamber at Its next regular meet? ing. - <W-?VMV The proposed building will- ; cost comparatively little, but will, it is thought, be a very effective way of advertising this city at the exposi? tion. It Is proposed to have a soda fountain in the building, at which soft drinks will be served and there will be a representative to tell the visitors of tho advantages of stop? pling In this city while attending the exposition. DEATH OF MRS. EDMONDS. Wall Known Lady Passes Away at Protestant Hospital In Norfolk. Mrs. .Anna Rraxton Edmonds, of this city, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at the Protestant hospital, . .orfolk, in the C5th year of her age. Funeral services will he con? ducted this, morning at 10 o'clock at the late residence of the deceased, 22? Thirty-first street. The body ?will beiinterred;at Oreenlawn ceme? tery. iMrs, Edmonda I3 survived by three children: Mr. A. Braxton Edmonds ?nd" "Mr*. O&?rge- W. Baund!etti:>?<?: Newport New?, and Mrs. L. J. Gallup, of Norfolk. She was one of the old? est residents fef this city and was a near relative to the late Col. E. M, Braxton. MANY SAW THE FIREWORKS. Large Crowd Went to Buckroe In Spite of the Bad Weather. The very disagreeable weather of last night did not prevent a large crowd from going to Buckroe Beach to witness the big display of fire? works. Realizing that the crowd came to see n fine exhibition Man? ager Hex put forth his bent efforts and the crowd loft the resort tthor? oughly sntlsllod with the fireworks. It was a duplication of the big pyro? technic display of the Fourth or .Inly, The theatre was attended by an unusually large crowd. Many per? sons witnessed tho performance of "The Bells" by tho iM'ny Hlilmnii Stock Company and also the lire works. Tonight "The Hells" will be presented for the lust. time. SHIPBUILDERS AND PORTSMOUTH MEET AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON Baumer Will Be In Box For Locals, With Derrlsh on Second to Replace O'Hara. The Shipbuilders ami Portsmouth's aggregation of amateur ball tossers will meet at the Casino park this afternoon at 4 o'clock for the sec-, oiui time this sousou. The locals de? feated the Portsmouth team In the (list match and the visitors will at? tempt, to revenge themselves on the homo leant; Dalmer will be In the box for the home team today as his **wlng" Is now In good shape. This clever pitcher has norde but one appear? ance in t|i|s city and that was when the 'locals liefen ted the tesm which will play them today. Manager Lbbb hns Just signed sow [eral new players and he promises to have a strong team in the field this afternoon. Derrlsh will he seen In (.lohn O'Harn's place at second, while .lames Defarge will take care of the center garden. With those two ox (?options the Hue up or the locals will bo the same ns usual. ABBE WINS TOURNAMENT. Match/ For Cup Will Be Played When Dr. Bagby Return?. Mr., .Tames ? Abbe, Jr., winner of the Hampton Roads Golf and Country Club tennis tournament, will piny Dr. .1. R. Bagby for the club's [challenge cup ns soon ns the doctor returns from Denver, where he Is now intending the 'FJlks' grand lodge convention. Mr. Abbe beat Mr. H, P. Hammond three out of four sets lu the tlnal tournament match. All of the sets were hotly contested and both play? ers showed up to excellont advant? age. The scores were: tl?4, 0?8, 6?2, 7?6. FINE RECORD FOR JUNE. supt. Morton's Final Report Shows Excellent Attendance. Superintendent ot Schools W. C. Morton has submitted tho following report' on the enrollment and dally attendance of pupils at the city pub? lic schools for the tenth school month, ending June 8: On roll. Av At. High school . 133 130 White school, No. 1_ 188 455 White school, iNo. 2_ 271 251 White school. No. 8_ 35 31 White school, No. 4_ 321 3011 White school, No. 5_212 187 White school. No. tl.... 54 50 Colored school. No. 1.. 340 283 Colored school. No. 2.. 88 81 Colored school, No. 3.. 35 2? Totals .1,077 1.812 ERIE BA8IN GETS CONTRACT. British Steamer Jupiter Sails Today For New York. The British steamer Jupiter, which has been having her hull surveyed In dry dock No. I, at the local ship? yard, for the past week, cleared yes? terday ror New York and will sail today. The vessel will he repaired at the Brie llasln yard In that city, the company having yesterdny awarded the contract for repairing the Jupiter on its bid of |23,000. Several other shipyards, Including the local yard, submitted bids on the work, hut when they were opened at Hotel Warwick yesterday it was found that the Erie Rasln company was the lowest. The Jupiter was recently damaged by grounding on n reef nenr Carde? nas, Cuba. Aged Citizen Dead. Mr. ThointtB Mason,. 75 years old. died Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. H. Ison, 318 Forty-third stroet. He Is survived by a -widow and two daughters. Rev. J. W/White conduct? ed funeral services- at Providence church, York county, yesterday. S?!0 WIMBUSH ?ND DIGGS WERE IN PLOT Gayenport Told Attorney Collier That He Conspired With Omars to Kill Two Men. REVcNGE OHE OF THE MOTIVES According to Murderer's Statement Thomas Jones Was to Be Shot Be? cause He Took Wimbush's Wife Life Insurance Money to Have Been Divided. Attorney V. S. Collier lnst night made- a statement to the Dally Press' concerning a confession made to him. by Andrew L, Davenport, the neuro murderer who paid the death penalty oil 'the gallows yesterday morning. Mr. Collier's statement and the con? fession the negro gave He v. A. O. Sykes JuhI before lie went to I ho gallows make il appear thai Duven port persisted in lying even after he knew that no power on earth could FnVe his life. In both of his confessions to Dr.' Sykes, ?ine of which was written Just Offer the curfew rang Thursday nigh* Davenport admitted that lie killed' Thomas and only Intimated that oth? ers were concerned in the affair. After being told by Mr. Collier thai every effort to save him hud been In vain ami thai he certainly must die Friday morning, the con? demned man told bis lawyer that, while lie was In the conspiracy to kill Thomas, he did not actually do' the killing. He said that he and Willie Wlmbusb planned to kill Thoiuns In order to collect the $1,1)00' life Insurance and that they also In? tended to kill auother negro named Thomas Jones because Jones hud taken Wlmbush's wife. The arrest of Davenport simlled the plot and saved Jones' life. Dlggs and Wimbush. Davenport refused to tell Mr..Col? lier who did the shooting, but tntt-' mated thut It was a negro nniue'd Dlggs who was at bis, Davenport's house, with Winibusb on the night of I he murder. The shooting was' done with a double-barreled shot gun belonging lo Wlinliusb, uccordlng to Davenport. As to the various stories told by Mittle Sanford, Davenport said that the statement made by the woman to Chief or Police Reynolds after Hie (rial was substantially correct, al? though she did not mention the fact that Dlggs was at the bouse on the might of the murder. For several days there have been rumors to the effect that Davewpor! confessed to his attorneys and im? plicated Wlnibush, but no definite information concerning the confession has been given to the police. Police Will Investigate. Chief Reynolds Is convinced thai, Davenport actually killed Thomas himself and Is Inclined to doubt Iba? Wimbush wus In a conspiracy. Now that Mr. Collier has given out the confession, the authorities will inves? tigate the mutter and it Is possible that some arrests may bo made. After Davenport bad been pro 'iiouuced dead yesterday morning his body was turned over to Cook, the negro undertaker,, as the represents lives of the dead man's brothers. The body was Interred at the conic-: lery after burial services bad been conducted by Rev. A. O. Sykes. Death of an infant. Allen E. Hilt, the la-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hill died lnst night at 7:30 o'clock al the home 01 his parents, 1141 Twenty-fourth street. Funeral services will be con? ducted nt tho residence this afternoon nt 2 o'clock by Rev. R. C. Huhbard. Died at Hospital. Mrs. Jacob Goldstein, of 244 Twen ty-ftflh street, died yesterday morning about 5 o'clock at the general hospit? al. She underwent nn operation sev? eral days ago. If You Really Want to sell or rent your property, tell Sommervlllp & Co. about It They are selling,all the time and have many calls for rentable homes they cannot supply. The price must be right, though. First National Rank Rulid ing. Roth 'phones. 7-13-31 EXCURSION EVERY SUNDAY. VIA C. & O. RY.. TO RICHMOND AND RETURN. Special train to leave Fort Monroe 8:30 A.. M.. Phoebus. 8:33 A. M.. Hampton 8:38 A. M.. Newport New? 9:00 A. M.. arriving Richmond 10:45 A. M.: returning leaves, Richmond ? 7:30 P. M. ?1 25 round trip. Old papera for sale at the Dailv Press office at 10 cents per hundred. f/SjiSllSlUe i ?! iiav?. in ^. YOUNG GIRL MUHDERED. ' Body Found In Lake But Companion I? Missing. UTIGA, N. Y.. July 13?Suspicion that a young woman supposed to be Grace Brown, ot Otseilc, <N. Y., was murderod was aroused by the dis? covery of hoc body In a lake in the Adirondack mountains. near Big Moose. Bruises were on her head. The young woman came to the lake In company with a young mail who registered ut a hotel as Carl Graham, of Albany. They went row lug together and later tho boat wad found overturned. Graham has not been round. Grace Brawn was the daughter cii a farmer living near Otselle, In Chen nngo county. For the lust three years she bad been working In a skirt factory at Cortlahd und four weeks ago she went to her home to Spend her vacation. MURDERED FOR HER MONEY. Property Belonging to Milliner Found In Conductor's Bank Box. (By Associated Press.) MINNEAPOLIS. MINN., July 13 ? The motive for the; National Hotel murder of lust. Tuesday was fully ox I plained today when the safety depos? it box or the railroad conductor, iM. M. Klggs, was opened. In It were tonnd tho two $1.00(1 bills which Miss Ellison was known to have drawn from the National 'Hank of Commerce on Hie day she WUH slain by Rlggs. The bills were Identified !> ythc bnuk teller who had paid them out. In addition to the money was a gold ring which Rlggs had torn from the hand of his victim. j A watch which she Is known to have worn was also In the box. In as much as Rlggs was last seen at the safety deposit vault and on the after? noon of the murder It is now certain I.thai lie hurried there after having ! killing Miss Wilson. WOMAN TELLS OF MURDER. Widow of "Holy Roller" Implicated In the Crime. (Ity Associate,; Press.) S12 ATT L1C, WASH.. July 13.?Im? mediately after the arrest of Esther Mitchell, the 17-year-old girl, win killed her brother here lust night, orders were given for the urrest u* iMrs. Maude Crefflcld, the widow of the prophet, whose death at the hands of George Mitchell led to last night's tragedy. Airs. Creftleld, however, telephoned the police where she was to be found, and when taken to tho sta? tion frankly admitted that she had entered Into a compact with Esther to kill the slayer of her husband. She will be held as an accomplice. BRUTE ATTACKS WOMAN. While in a Delicate Condition She is Kicked in Abdomen. (apodal tn the Dully Press.) RICHMOND, VA., July 13.?Mollle Perkins. l'OO'O West Broad street. Is In n precarious condition In her home, having been kicked in the ab? domen by Hayes Itoan, who. It Is said, has lw>en living with the wo man two years. Roan went to her last night to borrow ten dollars, ami she refused to lend It to him. He got mad, pulled her out of bed; regardless of her condition, threw her lo lite floor und kicked and beat her. The wo? man was in n deiloate condition. Roan Is held In jail pending tho woman's recovery. GIRL THIEF IN JAIL. Young Woman Convicted of Stealing $20 to Buy Finery. (Special to i..e Dully Tress.) RICHMOND. VA., July 13.?Fifteen ycnr-old Lulu E. Wade, well dressed and beautiful, was sentenced to thirty days in jail by 'Squire Thomas, of Henrlco, this morning. Luln lives near Onkwood cemetery. Some weeks ago she fent out to get a $20 bill changed for George W. Allen. Instead of returning the change she bought a fine dress and went to Norfolk, where she created quite a sensation by wandering around in tho streets and snylng that she could not find her friends who were there. Her Identity was finally established and she was sent bnek to Richmond, where she was sentenced for stealing the twenty dollars. JUMPS FROM FLOOR. Thomas Badly Hurt But Is Expected to Recover. fSpeclal to the Dally Preis.) NORFOLK. VA., July 13.?John A. Thomas, of Richmond, about 40 years old. who Juive(l oal of n third-story window In the rear of 123 East Main street at 1:45 o'clock this morning, was reported from St. Vincent's hos? pital today ns doing well. The mnn's most, serious injury seems to be a broken arm. He is en? tirely rational and will recover. It could not be said, however, when he would leavo the hospital. 8ALOONKEEPER SHOT BY THUGS Porter Also Wounded by the Rob? bers. Who Are Scared Off. (By Associated Press.) , ?WHEELING, W. VA., July 13.? .Henry Kraft, a Bellatre. O., snloon-j keeper, was fatally shot and his porter, Michael iMaxson, dangerously wounded today by two masked men m Washington Ave., At 30th St. || the store that saves you money I Saturday's Trade Winners silk ribbons :tml 9c White and black Satin Taffeta Ribbons that sold iit lf>c U[> to 2fie; Oll sali" today at. yard . Colored Silk Ribbons thai were 8c and 10c; todav at. yard toilet preparations BEST QUALITY AT LOWEST PRICE. Violet Witch I laze! . 2!>c Violet Talcum Powder. extra fine tiliallty . 10c Perfumed Talcum Powder ....5c Peerless Tooth Powder .10c Orris Tooth Powder .15c Complexion Powder . 5c Witch Hazel, 1-2 pint.15c Pure Hay Hum. 1-2 pint .25c Best Florida Water. 1-2 pint .. 25c Witch Hazel Salve . 10c i Rose Clycerlne Soup, cak Arnica Salve . 10c Rose Cold Cream . 10c Cucumber Cream . 10c All Sanltol Dentifrices . 25c Saliltpl Tooth Brushes . 25c Finest Perfumes, ounce . 50c Choice Perfumes, ounce. 25c (Jood Perfumes, ounce .15c Violet Toilet Water . 25c Pond's Hx.iraci Soap, cake .. French Perfumed Soap, ciiljo (Box of :: cakes, rule.,) Shampoo Soap, cuke Fine Toilet Soaps, box of :! cakes . Fine Toilet Soaps, box of Fine Toilet Soap, box of 2 Siipercreani Shaving soaps enko . 2lc .2lc .15c 15c 25c 15c 12c 5n YOUR HANDKERCHIEF PERFUMED FREE AT THE COUNTER. V/liO 'nftempl?d to roh Mio saloon. ? Tlio robbers, frightened by tho crowd atlmetod by the shooting, ran without taking anything. MASSACRE BY YUCATAN INDIAN Diaz H->s Not Yet Subdued the Blood Thirsty Red Men. MOBILE. Al.A., .Inly 13?III spite of repented stories that President Diaz of Mexico has subdued the mar? auding Indians or Yucatan, a repori has reached Mobile from an authora live source that K. I*. Mnldoiiuido, a well known merchant of Progreso, Yucatan, ami a large party of friends were massacred recently by n band of .Mexican Indians and their belong? ings stolen. Tlhby bud gone into the Interior, or west(!rn district, of tho province on u business trip, and the party bad reached a distant part of the prov? ince when the Indians surrounded them. ITALIANS KILL SHERIFF. Workmen Use Shovels on Peace Officers. LA CROSSE, WIS., July 13.?Depu? ty Slieriff Hammll of Pierce county Wisconsin, was killed and City Mar? shal Isaacs of Presentt. Wls., was ser? iously injured by Italian laborers near here, this afternoon. Hammil and Isaacs went among fif? ty Italians employed on the Burling? ton railroad and served warrants on those wanted for evil doing In Wlscon-i sin. Six of the Italians attacked the of? ficers with shovels, beating 'Hammil to doath and wounding Isaacs. The assailants of the officers escaped] GLASGOW MEN SWINDLED. Investors Lose Two Million in Cali? fornia Mine. (By Associated Press.1 GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, July 13? A sensation was caused on the Glas? gow stock exchange this morning by the announcement, that the Fresno Copper Mining Company, In Cali fornlt, had been officially condemned.1 and through this action the 400,000 pounds capital Invested In the mine bad been lost. Prisoner Hit With a Sh'ovel. (Special to llio Dally Press.) LYNOHBURG, VA., July 13.?Jas. Pliiukett, superintendent of the chain gang, was suspended for ten days by the mayor this morning for hit? ting nu unruly negro member of the gang over the head with a shovel. Recruit Assassinated Admiral. (Ry AesoclateiT Press.) SKRASTAPOL, RUSSIA. July 13.? It Is creditably stated that the assas? sin of Admiral Chouknin commander of the Black Sea fleet was n recruit disguised In tin; uniform of a sailor. No arrest has yet been made. ?irini<illiliiiiiMininriinriMinuHiniuiimini^iiiiiii?hiiir";"^'^;^"'^ Social-Persona! Mrs. James T. Heed Is visiting in Norfolk. Mrs. A. E. Meyers is visiting In Charlottesvlllo, Miss Orn Lee Bnrgamln bna re? turned from a visit to Baltimore. Mrs. Abe Horwltz gave n delight? ful launch party Thursday evening In honor of visiting friends. iMrs. Richard Walker and son have gone to 'New Kent county to spend the remainder of the summer. Messrs. Saxon W. and Robert P. Holt have returned from a visit to relatives In Surry county. Captain T. A. Johnosn. for. five, years chief of police In this city, spent yesterday here with friends. He is traveling now for a manufac? turing Arm. |'Keep Your | i Money I 1 af Home I /i\ demanding <?f your yjj) jL dealer i\w ^ *SHOESl 1 w ? Mudo. in your own \f? '(k town. I Pufney Shoe I Manufacturing i Company NEWPORT NEW9, VA IST Get & Brownie IT ONLY COSTS $1.00. Let us show you n snmplo of its work. CHAS. C. EPES & BRO. ?Phone 100.201 Twcnly-cfghih St. I DRINK.... Old Virginia MINT JULEPS Cold Steins UNDER ELECTRIC FANS John E* Mugler's Cafe 2312 Washington Avenue. ^ Bell 'Phone 67. ? i ?? ? 'b twenty-sixth Street and Washington Avenue. TEETH EXTRACTED PAINLESS. Gas Administered. Office Houra: 8 a. in. to 6 p. m.