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DEFENSE OF OROIHER m.<_ Mrs. Ralph Taylor Does M Be? lieve That Park Clay Crew Ford Could he Guilty. PUTS HIM III BOYS' REFORM SCHOOL Wanted Him to Have An Education and Did Not Have the Money, With Which to Pay for the Schooling. So She Got Him Into the Industrial School. Mayor Thornton P. .lours has ro< celved lollor from Mrs. Rniph P. Taylor, n Hinter of Park Clay Craw lord, ihr young intiu under urreal In Hampton for connection with Ihe fire at tl|o Augusta Hotel. Mrs. Taylor wrltea thai it was at her initiativ* Hint her brother Wim pliiood in I ho reform school and denies Hull he wua Bontenced id a term Iii Ihn I Bchool, When the young lurin was urn tied ho had a loiter on his person diowlni (hat he had escaped from the Bchool and in ihe letter of Mrs, Tn; lor ihls font uro Is neither nffjrtncil or denied although she says thai her hrolhet Clime to her In North Carolina from (ho BCliOOl totally unexpected to her She is traveling with the Williams Comedy Company. Mrs. Tnylor's letter is as rollowa: "Gr?onvlllo, .Inn. _ I, 11)07; "I jtial received a letter froitt my father. Col. It. Clay Crawford, til tin National Soldiers- Home. Va.. tollltl] nie that in- doni' little hrolhet' Ik ur yentcd on the torrlblo charge of hr Bon. Ho also seat me a clipping from the jiowflpuper, which Bays m> hrolhei has IubI llnishcd serving oil* a sentence ;il ;>. r( renn school in Ala hama, or rather thai he escatied Whlh nerving a Bentenoo. This is ttntrtu as I will prove Id \ou. 1 placed ln> brother (Pari: Clav Crawford) ?In tin reform school mvself, wltcH he wan little child, lie is now 17 yonra old and will bo is yonrn of ai?o either Hit 17th of Jimo or .Inly. 1907. I planet him there in 1900, at Ihn Alnhiuni Hons' Industrial School, Hast Lake Ala. (You can write these people) Our mother tiled and left us Ihre? children. Myself, who was 19 yenre old at her death, niv sister. 1 I, and m\ brother, ll year.; old. Our father went to the Soldiers" Home alter Bonding both children to me. l could not provide for them, as ( had work sometimes and most often none. So 1 sent my brother to the reform BChoo] an we had no money to semi him to a pay school. The first part of I90f he wrote me hogging me lb take hin out and as I was married 1 prom I He him I would so so later; soon ns I had the money for n ticket. I only done this to pacify iiitn, hut I thought I would net him out in a year er two and get him a position with me If travel In the. theatrical profession However, he came to my door at the Blue Rldgo Inn, in Orfcehvlllo. S. f where my sister was at the lime spending the \vt bk with me. (ThU was the week of Aug. 20-2p, 1900). Wi were never more surprised In out lives; in lad I didn't know him until he told w.io he was. Then 1 recog? nized him i iRtnnlly. 1 carried 'hliii with me i' while, lie left me ut Rock Hill. S. C, cither Oct. 12 or 13, and Come in Secure an TODAY AT A TREMEN0OUS SACRIFICE; "Giving 'em away for a mere song."? (Ail Suits and Overcoats for men and boys, tremen? dously CUT in price.) FRANKEL & Complete Outfitters, 36 WE3T QUEEN STREET. ______?___! HI Store Clossn at 6:10; Saturdays Excepted. ?HAMPTON'S BEST STORE.' op Tlio clliunx of the year portunltli 8 tu buy tiiid mono) '?!! tin" Purs comes with Oils sale. As we never carry Peru from one season to tin oilier; we are determined to sell tit once every dollars' worth of Block In this depart? ment. Consider the UmoilneSn of HlOBO bnr-'alns offend at a lime, when Kurs are most want? ed when i he nal cold. Must ry davs of winter lire practically just beginning. 'XEtSXSSSUOBaWU went direct to my father at the Sol dlera' Home. "The paper also slates that they think Park Crawford is the same per? son who was arrested in Baltimore mdi r Iho name of Herman Ifl. Brit llnghum. lie was never hi Halt Inuiro in his life. He can prove where he has beert since ho left me anil 1 can prove in' was in the iMabuihn Boys' Industrial school henr lllrnilnghum, Alu., since limn up 'till he came to iuo in Greenville s. c.i Aug. 20 lo 25. i Ltititk the exact day lie came to mo was Thursday, the 2Hrd of August, We were a week In Greenville and he came during tin- week. "I write to you as the Muhest mail In Hampton. I do n Ituow who to . rile to. hm I feel s. <? I' ;? yon will ejvo this letter to the proper huthor ?lies If von nie not the one. You would do me a great favor ,if you VOIlld lei the reporter 6f tho. Dally Press paper see this. "We lire poor people, thai Is the only reason my brother went to the reform school, Ho was placed there by me tor only tho roUson lo gel an education because we POtlUl not pay for it. Won't you answer this and let 1110 know how the ease stands for ny brother, My father is m years old, and not al le to leave the Home Myself and hushand are theatrical performers and not nlilc to give up mir Jobs, iind 1 don't know where my ?Ister is Pul |. risk you to please help 'lie. 1 am worried, almost distracted. )h. please, dear kind Mr. Mayor, 'lOlp me a little by placing this letter wllli the one who should linvo it und answer my letter. Won't yoti also give u\ brother rtiy aildn us tin i tell him o write me quick. 1 don't know v here lo write him. God bloss von dear sir for tiny favors vim may nhow either of our family. "I write this to prove that Park Is misjudged. Thanks a million limes for hnving patience to read my letter through. "Yours verv respectfully, "MRS. U.M.PI I F. TAYLOR. "Care Williams Comedy Co. (Next week), Wilson, x. c." SPLENDID RECITAL. William Augustus Benjamin to be Heard in Grchlc Hall Friday Night. A rare musical treat is promised the people of Hamilton on Friday ev? ening, when Mr. William Augustus Benjamin, a New York I en or, will he hoard in Oroble Hall under the ans itc or Grohle Lodge ot Odd Fellow s. \lr Bonjamln will he assisted by Miss Knthbrine B.' Shnfer, pianist; Miss Kmnm Pressey, Boprtuio; William M >. TeSsinau, violinist; Miss Virginia ??'< rguaon, reader; Mrs. 10. A. Shchk, ncopmpanlst. The program include. the classical, us well !ls the latest songs of the day and it is expected that Hie recital will prove one of the really attractive musical events of the mid-winter season. , j t? PERSONAL NOTES. The Coming and Going of the People You Know. Messrs. .1. W. R?wo and .lames M Gumming left last ovonlng for a busi iosb tviii ef several days in New York ally. Wr? vv II. R?<npnorL who has beoi spending several weeks In Phllndel mid. Is expected lo return to Hnmp ton Thursday morning. Dr. Hal W. Koalley. the assistant quarantine officer at Old Point, left last evening for a stay of a few day . In Washington. Mrs. M. Gammel is quite ill in he/ residence in Armislend avenue o ??ill.. Mr, and Mrs. N. V. Nicolopoolo: hnve returned from their wedding Irl) nul are stopping with (he groom') parents, in Court street. Miss Irma Itn-inand. of New York 's the guest of the Misses Honker, ii Mallory avenue. Mr. s. Stern, of Baltimore. Is nuend ing several .-lays on the Virginia tie hinsula. --. Kol-ind n Mollnoux can look on a thf Thaw trial with a (Ofling of mor< crnufqrt than he did In the Mollneu: caste. A Good Bank Account Ih exceedingly comforting iu times of need. And there's a feeling of security and satisfac? tion when the account is kept at thiB bank. Start the New Year right. oyenton ? Co. Bankers, Next Masonic Temple. 'Phone 553. BRICK LADEN SCHOONER AGROUND ON HAMPTON BAR] William Corbitt Went Aground During the Snow Storm Sunday Night at 8 O'clock. Th(> two-mnstcd Bchooner, William Corbitt, bound from Delaware to Nor-1 folk, wen! aground on Hampton bar Sunday night at 8 o'clock. The vessel Struck the storm aud put in for the ready, When iiourihg the Soldiers' Iloino the Corbitt went aground. The crow leTt the Corbitt, after running | the anchor lantern up in the masts. The water almost completely sub merged the vessel yesterday, but It Is | expeeti'd that the schooner will be flouted today. The Corbitt is ladened with aO.OOO brick. Woodmen Elected Delegates. Live Oak Camp. Woodmen of lb* World, has elected W. s. Crockett and Walter L. lltidglns as the delegates and G. W. Phillips and F. L. Watson as alternates, to represent the camp al the head camp, which convenes in Lynchburg next week. QUALIFIED AS ADMINISTRATOR. Estate of Eugene McCarty Given to C. J. Bailey for Administration. Charles Justine Bailey, qualified I yoslcrday in tori' cleric of the Courts Harry H, Holt, as the administrator of the estate of the hito (Irdnanee Sergeant Eugene McCarty. lie guvt bontl in the sum of 8:1,800, witli Mr. II. L. Schnielz ?s Iiis security. | Messrs. Ni Ison S. Groomo, ,T. II. Kim berly. IT. II. Kiiuberly. T. L. Sclater and W. II. Pearson were named as the commission to appraise the property. Injunction Perpetuated. In the Circuit Court yesterday aft.ei noon Judge Blnckslono entered order perpetuating the injunction recently granted K, it. Shields agalnsi oyster Inspector w. K. Lawson restrainingI the Inspector from granting i<> Capt. | Rollins oyster grounds in Back rivor. Loeff Icr-Ward. Frederick Looffler, an electrician orpor?l of Fort Monroe, and Miss Marie Ward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wnrd, or phoel.-us, wei married Sunday by Rev, S. W. Beh-| nett, of the Phoebus Baptist church. Musical at Central Lecture Room. There? will be a musical at t'entra!| Church Lecture Room tonight, at o'clock, lor the benefit of tile church I fluid, General admission or in cents| will be charged, and refreshment. will lie sold. Public is invited. Among| those to lake part are: Misses Ma mhi lluckmnn, Grace Cosby, Ely Ten nis'. Ray Scott, .loslc Topping, Etta Hope; Mrs. W. W. Scott : Messrs Arthur Thompson, Prof. Dodd, anil Rev. M. Williams. It Old Virginia Supper. The ladies of St. Agnes' Guild. St. John's Eplspopnl church, will scrvt an elegonnt old "Virginia Supper/1' (als carte) at the parish house, Wed? nesday. Jnuhnry 30* from i to u?| o'clock. The public is cordially invit? ed. It. kECOUGHTAN LITERARY CIRCLE. | To Hold Study Meeting With Mrs Worlhington Thi3 Afternoon. The Kccouuhtau Literary circle wil! hold a study mooting with Mrs. D. W. Worlhington, in her home in South Kino, street, tills afternoon al 3:3(1 o'clock. iirituii Military inventor*. The war oltlcc has long been prover bin! for its discouragement of invent ers in general, but they seem to reserve a special brand of 111 treatment for an Inventor who is unlucky enough to wear n soldier's coat. Genen?I shrnp iiolj, ;h- inventor of the formidable projectile which bears bis iinine to this day. died a prior IUIIU after spending tli oi,Minis of pounds on his invention.? London Regiment. To <be Point. Little FretV Uncle John, did you ever hear the story about the good little boy who liiid a nice uncle? I'nde John No. Tell it to nie. Little Fred?Well, the luce uncle gave the good little boy ? quarter. That's all.?Exchnngc. Nothing is impossible to the mnu who ?nn wMl Mit abeitti. The Charming Woman is no' necessarily one of perfect form md features. Many a plain woman Who could never serve as an artist's model, posesses those rare qualities 'bat i'.'.l the world admires: neatness, ?I'M! eyes, clean smooth' skin and that sprightliness of step and action that accompany good health, a physically >veak woman is never attractive, not ven to herself. Electric Bitters re? store weak women, give strong nerves, bright (-yes, smooth, velvety *kin. beautiful complexion. Guaran? teed at the Idcai Pharmacy GOc. Comity Wlndnor Castle. No royal castle lias cost Great Britain more in hard cash than that of Windsor, says the London Chron? icle. When George IV. announced his intention of making it a family resi? dence parliament granted him ?300,001] toward its reconstruction. For four years (lie work went merrily on under fresh grants, anil the king then took possession of the private apartments. That did not end the expenditure hO'.V over. By the time William IV. had satisfied himself that there was noth? ing more to be done the castle bad swallowed up close to a million pounds. Ponc'a Skull. The skull of Alexander Pope, the poet and satirist, is in the private collection of n phrenologist. During some alter? ations in the churchyard where Pope was buried it was necessary to move bis collin. which was opened at the (tine to ascertain the state Of bis re? mains. By bribing the sexton of the church possession of the poet's skull was obtained for the night, and lu the morning a different skull was returned instead. Tin.' cost of the skull, luclud tilg the bribe, was ?00. HIn Stnbltornneiiw. "Haven't you and your friend got through that argument yet':" asked n parent of bis youngest son. "It isn't any argument." answered tin? boy. "I am merely telling Jiinmie the facts in the ease, and be Is so hciislly stubborn that he won't under? stand."- Chums. i:??-:ipiiit; tlio Orfran (Srindcre. ltcsldc close to n dentist's if you are not fond of street music. Itinerant organ men- carefully avoid playing anywhere near the bouse of a prac? titioner who, can effectually stop or rout ovo .ill troublesome grinders.?Lou don Punch. A niggardly rich man does not own bis estate; bis estate' owns him.?Dion. South Carolina cornfield humor is not just to the taste of the American House of Lords. RECITAL Greblc Hall, Hampton. FRIDAY NIGHT. FEB. I. William Augustus Benjamin. Tenor. Assisted by the best local talent. Seats on sale?Johnson Pharmacy. Georire R. Wood Gardner & Hudglhs. 1-L>9-w-thu-fri-3t. CAN1C. CANE. CANE.?I DID RAISE first-class Cane, and if you have any chairs that need "caning," send them to JOHN FRKTT'S "General Repair Shop," No. 3 Court street. Good and prompt work as? sured. Good shoemaker wanted. 1-25-lwk. Wines and Liquors I belong to the lost tribe that stray? ed away from .Dublin before Moses sailed on the Red Sea. I'm a price cutter. I'm a money-maker; I'm the one that sells all straight Whiskies retail at wholesale prices. The fol? lowing high grade 10c WhlskieB I sell for 5c. a drink: Paul Jones, Pure Rye, Sherwood Rye V/hlskey, Carroll Springs, pure Maryland Rye Whiskey,, Ovcrhold Rye whlBkey, Parkwood Rye| Whiskey. All of tho above named Whiskies are strictly high grade; watch my priced if you dare, beat me if you can. Whiskey in bulk at following prices 'Old Nick Pure Rye, 1-2 pt., 25c; gallon .$4.00 Leonard'? Favorite. 1-2 pt., 20c; gallon . 3.00 j Hunter's Baltimore Rye, 1-2 pt., I 25c; gallon . 4.00 Maryland Club, 1-2 pt., 25c gal? lon . 4.00 ' Paul Jones Pure Rye, 1-2 pt., , 20c; gallon . 2.75 Carroll Springs, gallon .2.50 XXXXBaker. Rye, gallon .2.50 Star A. Rye, gallon . 2.00 Moss Rose, gallon . 2.oo LarkwojDd Pure Raye. gallon .. 2.00 Jefferson Pure Rye. gallon. 1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon ...... 1.40 Double Stamp Gin, gallon ...... 2.00 j The following brands of Cahfor : nla Wines, Port, Sherry, Catatvba i Claret, Blackberry at 25c per <|t.. per gallon, 75c. Pride of North Car iolina, 4 years old, gallon. 2.00 Kummelll, per gallon . 2.00 N. LEONARD'S Barrel and Bottle House, 1? AND 1? MELLEN ST., Phoebus, Va, _ 'Phona, 223, 1 Panama Skirts Reduced ?h We've a good assortment of Ladies' Panama Skirts?principal I ly blue ami black. Rather than chancing carrying them until next '% season, we've made a reduction of $4.98 Skirts, now.$3.63 $5.50 Skirts, now.$4.12 $6.50 Skirts, now.$4.87 $8.00 Skirts, now.$6.00 $8.50 Skirts, now.$6.37 $9.00 Skirts, now.$6.75 Not nn old stylo among this lot. you'll find every garment cor? rectly tailored in this season's styles. W E ' S DEPART Mi? INT STORE, HAMPTON, VA I RANSONE BROS. jo SHOE DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR. Gentlemen's Shoes at CUT PRICES. . Ladies' Shoes at CUT PRICES. Misses' Shoes-at CUT PRICES. Boys' Shoes at CUT PRICES. Baby Shoes at CUT PRICES. RUBBER BOOTS?RUBBER SHOES. F 8 and 10 W. Queen Street, Hampton, Vu. JJLSULSJLILOJMLSLO^^ L5JLSJLOJLOJL5_SL9JL>< ihbeagaaa_a___k_aai Now for the Overcoat, Heavy Underwear, Or any thing to keep you thoroughly warm these co'd days. .lust think of the =3 at Kirsner's Clothing Store Then } ou will Save Money. 23 2 es REAL ESTATE FOR SALE LaSalle Avenue?Desirable home, large, lot. Price $850. Terms $250 cash, balance $50 every si x months. Near LaSalle Avenue?Desirable home, 6 rooms, good lot. Price $S00. Terms, $300 cash, balance long time. Truck farm?ll acres, located on main road. 1 mile out ot town. Good six room dwelling. FOR RENT. ' ? Raleigh Avenue .$. $10.00 Locust Street . 10.00 LaSalle Avenue . 5.00 Ruchis Street . 10.00 County Street . 10.00 Near UnSalle Avenue . 8.00 Riverview, Car line. 10.00 Rlvervlew, Car line . 12.50 Newport News Avenue. 18.00 King Street. 14.00 Pulton Street, modern . 25.00 Marshall Street . 30.00 Old Point Road . 10.00 Hotel Hampton, Queen Street. Stores?Queen Street, centrally located. M. 0. LACKEY, Mapager, P. W. PHILLIPS & COMPANY, .VIRGINIA. HAMPTON. ESO] Pure Food Store SPECIALTIES. BUTTER, TEA and COFFEE Cheese of all Kinds Canned Meats Bottled Goods And Mauy other Delicacies for the i able. Finest Quality!?Full Weight! ? Lowest Prices! Nothing in Clothing Can be found In Hampton than the fine stock ot ready-to-wear goods iu No. 60 W. Queen St., Hampton, Va. Phone 110. Phone 110. M9-3ra. The Senate minstrel show will eon-j tinoe the performance; but Mr. Till* man will no longer act as Its press agent.j roe The Baltimore Merchant Tailor. Wo mako you a suit for the price asked for a "hand-me down" outfit; in most storee. Our fits are guaranteed. Cor, Queun & Court 8ts., HAMPTON - - - VIRGINIA'.