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Mrs. U?ls H. Prentice and 111
tie Son Lost Their Lives at
SERGT PRENTICE S WIFE DROWNED
About Two Years Ago They Left
Here for the South, Where the
Hutband Had Been Ordered by the
War Department?No Details Arcj
Mentioned In the Telegram .
A toloftrnm was received in Phoe?
bus ycstoiday morning announcing
that Mrs. locals N. Prentice and her
?on. tho wife ami child of Ordnance
Sergeant Prentice, United States
army, were drowned in the Hood at]
Pensacola, Fla., Friday evening.
Tho message W? from Sergeant j
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Prentice and convoyed tho distress?
ing no\V8 to Mr. Charles Humphreys,
(ho son of the"unfortunate woman.
Mrs. Prent Ice, who was tin? widow
of Mr. II. C. Humphreys, lived in
Phoebus for many years and was
well known In the town. She was
married to Sorgoant Prentice fihonl
ten years ligo while the Bcrgoant was:
stationed at Kort Monroe-. About
two years ago Sergeant Prentice was
ordered to Pensacola and has sine,,
been stationed there.
While the telegram gave none of
the details of the calamity that has
Itofallon Sergeant Pr^ntico it Is sup?
posed that h'r; home must have been j
The bodies rf the mother and child
wore recovered ami will ho taken
from Pensacola to Alexandria, Va.,]
for burial on Monday.
Mrs. Prentice had four children |
by the union with her deceased hus?
band, while one child has blessed herl
marriage with Sergeant Prohtleo. that
i ne U, itig the Hille hoy who met
deiilh witli It's mother,
Resides Mr C.hnrlos Humphreys,
who live,-, in Phoebus, t'ir? surviving
chil Iren are Mrs. Tinnier, wife of |
Sergeant M?rder, aud two daughters,
whci e homos nro In Alexandria.
.Mr. Charles Humphreys will go to
Alexandra today to attend the funer?
al. Mr. Humphreys has a barber|
shop in Phoebus.
AFONG DIES IN CHINA.
Millionaire Celestial and Father-in
law of Rear Admiral Whiting.
HONOLULU, Sept.~29.?News has
been received here that Afong, a
well-known Chinese capitalist former?
ly of Hawaii, died Tuesday in China.
Afong settled in Hawaii about forty
years ago and amassed considerable
wealth. He married a halt white wo?
man by whom he had fifteen children,
two sons aud thirteen daughters.
About fifteen years ago he returnciT
lo China with one of bis sons after
leaving more than a million dollars to
provide for his family. His daugh?
ters became prominent In society and
were noted as being among the most
beautiful women In the Hawaiian Is?
lands. Nearly all of them married
men of prominence, one becoming the
wife of Rear Admiral Whiting.
JILTED AND LANDED IN CELL.
Cincinnati Man Charged With Rob?
bing Girl Who Refused Him.
CINCINNATI, OHIO, Sept. 29.? '
Wtillam Keough started out this
morning with tho Intention of getting.
married. Ho got as far In this dlrec-1
tlon us Fifth street and Central ave-(
nno. Evdhts took a turn, and the In?
cidents that followed .landed tho luck
less young innn In a cell at the Con-,
tral police station. |
Tho first of the untoward events
was tho refusal of the bride-elect to ]
proceed any farther, because she had
changed her mind and concluded not |
to marry. Arguments by tho bride?
groom-elect woro of no avail, and
then, according lo the young woman's I
story, he grabbed her purse and ran. |
She screamed and two police officers,
pursued and captured him.
At headquarters Keough was Iden?
tified as a soldier of tho Fourth Reg?
iment, who had had troublo about |
Miss Parker said she decided not]
to marry the man because she be?
came possessed of a fear that all was j
Her Children Divide Estate With1
WICHITA. KANS., Sept. 29.?Fed?
eral Judge Pollock rendered a decis?
ion yesterday In an unusual case that
came up from Commanchn County. |
It was the result of nn alleged biga?
mous marriage by James McLaughlin.
McLaughlin was an old Soldier who
deserted his wife. Heberen, in Penn?
sylvania, and coming to Kansas with
a young woman unmod Annie Scott
married hor and lived with hor thirty
years, raising eight children.
Upon his death the second wife,
who says she knew nothing of his
previous marriage, applied for a pen
Rlon and this led to tho discovery of
wife No. 1.
The Court decided that the Penn?
sylvania wife was entitled to half tho
estate nnd McLaughlin's children by
his second wife were entitled to the
other half, while the second wife was
entitled to nothing, though it was
largely through her efforts that tho
[property was accumulated.
Little acts of kindness always como
homo to roost.
Try Hull's Little Liver Pills for nil
llousness. const I nation nnd torntd
liver. 40 doses. 10c. A splendid after
dinner pill. 9-9-su-tf.
is the man with a check
liete to help such a man.
OIN & CO? 9
FIREMEN ARE EXPECTED
Penosylvanlansto Visit Fellow Fight?
ers In Hampton.
COMPANY COMING WITH A BAND
Local Laddies to Entertain the Vis?
itors?Going From Here to Rich?
mond)?Another Party Coming From
Reading Later On.
Schuylklll steam lire engine Com?
pany* No. 12, ot Rending, Pa., will
spend lomorow in Hampton ns the
guests of tho lire department. The
visiting firemen will reach Old Point
at 7:.V> a. in. The parly will estab?
lish headquarters in the Augusta ho?
tel, The visiting firemen will remain
in town until Tuesday morning.
The firemen. It Is understood, will
he accompanied by a hand and sixty
members, about eighty in all.
On October 1|G hose company No. 1,
Reading, Pa., will visit Hampton.
From Hampton the visitors will go
The corrimlttecmon in charge of the
trip are (William Jierhy. Henry S.
Heath and .lohn a. Pelpher.
TELLS OF SHANGHAIING.
Boy Says Attempt Was Made to Ship 1
Him on Oyster Pungy.
BALTIMORE, MD., Sept. 20.?Tho'
first case of what is believed to be
attempted shanghaiing since the pros-,
out oyster season opened came to tho
attention of the local police author!-1
ties last night, when James Marlin, I
seventeen years old, was arrested for
trespassing on the Baltimore & Ohio
Martin, who said his parents live
at No. 410 West Forty-seventh street.
New York, told the police that four
men were hired by a man in Now
York to work In the farming section
of West Virginia. Martin declared
that when they reached here an at?
tempt was made to ship the party on
board an oyster pungy. Murtln slip?
ped nway, and ho said he was waiting
for a train for New York when arrest
Cases of Shanghaiing ns a means oT
obtaining crews for oyster lioats were
so frecpient last year that the United
Statea authorities Intervened, with
the result that several oyster men
I were sent to prison for cruelty to
members of their crews.
lie IIa? u nniiReron? Temper, nnd I
III? Itltu In Vlolon?.
The camel is a dangerous animal to
ride?a much more dangerous animal
than the horse?for the reason that,
with his serpentine neck, he can reit ell
round when annoyed ami bite Ids rider.
? Camels are not at all the patient,
riulet, kindly creatures they are paint
cd. They have nasty tempers. .V cara?
van crossing the desert Is always noisy.
Tile loud and angry snarls of the cam?
els make tbo waste places resound.
A camel's blto is a serious matter.
Tbo Btrong teeth leek In the wound and
a circular motion Is given to the jaw,!
around and then back, before the teeth
nre withdrawn again. The wound Is I
a horrible one. There are few camel
drivers without camel scars.
Or. Nachtlgal. (lie celebrated African
explorer, once said to n youth who ex- j
pressed a sentimental desire to cross
the Sahara on camel back: j
"Young man, I'll tell you bow you'
can get a partial Idea of what riding a !
j enmel In an Afrlcnn desert Is like.
Take an olilce ntool, screw it up as
high an possible and put it along with
n savage dog into a wagon without any
springs. Then seat ^yourself on the
stool and hn\e It driven over uneven
and rocky ground during the hottest
parts of July and August, being care?
ful not to eat or drink more than once
every two days and letting the dog bite
you every four hours. This will glvo
you a faint Idea of the exquisite poetry
of camel riding In tho Sahara."?St.
Every girl makes at least one mis?
take on her wedding day?and that is
I when she thinks all her girl acquain?
tances -envy her.
No. 110,172 drew the box of cigars at
IIUIX'S CUT RATE URUO STORE
last night. It
to to m
HAMPTON'S BEST STORE "
Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 2nd and 3rd.
The Latest Fashions and Exclusive ffovelties
will be Shown.
You are Cordially Urged to Come.
Store will Remain Open Tuesday until 9 p. m.
Mr. W. Blnior Copoliind has accept?
ed tho position of clerk with Captain
Ocorgo Wi Topping at Ohl Point, suc?
ceeding Mr. Allen Trower.
Mr. and Mrs. Nprvoll Henley, of
Wiiilamsburg. arc the guests of Mr.
anil Mrs. Eugene Irvih in Bast Ilamp
Mrs. Hertha Gary, who has been on
an extended visit lo Washington and
other points. Is expected to return
to her home in Phoebus thi.t morning.
Mrs. Gary is the assistant In the
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marcus re-'
turned yesterday from Norfolk; where
they spent a few days.
GIRL RUN*OVE|TbY ball.
Performer on Loop the Locp Hurts a
Little Child. I
MITCHELL, S. D., Sept. 29.?Dur?
ing a street performance hero yester?
day afternoon Prof. Oiabloth, the sec?
ond to enrne down the loop the loop
in a largo ball a distance of 1.10 feet,
was thrown from the apparatus by its
leaving' the track after leaving tli,o
The largo ball with professor in?
side rolled rapidly tinder th'.- ropes
and struck two little girls. Delia <*? el
Mary Kjelmyr, standing near, knock?
ing them both lo the ground and pass?
ing over ?"Iho body of De'lii who WO*
Dr. Dall was nt once summoned
and examined tho girl, who is ten
years old and is tho daughter of Mr
and Mrs. Peter Kjelmyr, and the phy?
sician, (bought that sho was seriously
This Is tho first serious accident
that has occurred nt the Mitchell
Corn Pnlaco ontertalnment since I*
The crooks remember Charles B.
Hughes' record in the Insurance In?
vestigations too well to secure much
Comfort out of his nomination for
governor of Now York.
New Kindergarten School.
Miss Paulino Phillips and Esther
Berkeley, graduates of the Richmond
Training School for Kindergarteners,
will open a select kindergarten In St.
John's Parish bouse October first.
This will afford a splendid opportunity
for mothers to prepare their children
for entrance Into the public sclio.,*-t.
DIVORCE GRANTED SMITH.
nteresting Case Closed in the Circuit
In the circuit court yesterday after?
noon .lodge Blacks tone entered an
order granting an absolute divorce
to Armistend Smith from his wife,
Frances Smith. This case lias been
stoutly contested for several years.
The pnrties are colored.
It was in this case that disbarment
proceed Inga were brought against a
Mr. F. S. Collicr appeared in court
yesterday for Smith and W. H. Ar?
lington, colored, of Newport News,
represented the women.
Mr. Traylor's Guests.
Miss Margaret Traylor and Annie
Traylor, of Petersburg, are the guests
of their brother, Mr. R. J. Traylor,
in West Qucen street.
Call 'Phone 193
and buy your Flour, Butter, Lard, Tea,
Coffee and all Groceries at cut price.
Molrose, 35c; Patapsco, 33c; Royal,
3.**c. Russell's, 35 East Queen street.
?Phono 193. 9-lG-tf
Victoria avenue home $950.00. Good six-room dwelling, very well
located on Victoria avenue. Dwelling on the property would cost
$1,100.00 to build.
Ervln street home $1,000. New dwelling of five rooms and fine
lot. Terms $250.00 cash; balance monthly.
One acre land, Cox Road. Prlco, $250.00. Terms, $50.00 cash;
Truck farm of 17 acres. Desirably located within one mile of
Hampton. New dwelling of six rooms, good out buildings, orchard,
La Salle avenue, 8 rooms basement. . 18.00
Rlvervtew, C-room dwelling . 10.00
Hlverview, o room dwelling . O.tW
No. 15 Locust street. 10.00
Hope street, 7 rooms.15.03
Old Point road; 7 rooms.f_10.00
Ivy street, 5 rooms..'. 7.00
Newport News avenue. 8 ro-.in',. 18.00
Armistend avenue, modren conveniences. 18.00
Holt street., modren convoiiienccs.15.00
Creek avenue, modern convenle neos, furnished.
M. O. LACKEY. MGR.
F?. W. Phillips ? Co
REAL E8TATE AGENT,
14 south Kina Street. Hampt*??. Va.
Yf.EHSg?B^? T^?50AY) OCT-3 AND *
? -A Special Invitation?Tbo Ladies of Hampton, Phoebus, Old
Point, Newport NcWs, Fox Hill and Elizabeth City and York County
are cordially invited to attend and Inspect our beautiful line qf Pa?
risian copies and our own models. Don't' fall to seo our up;to-dato
lino of ready-to-wear Hats.
MRS. f. M STAGEY.
No. 39 E. Queen St. Hudgins' Block.
No Cards. HAMPTON, VA.