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L. P. F?RNESS ELECTED MAYORJIF^ PHOEBUS Was Unanimously Chosen by (he Town Council at Its Meet? ing Last Night. F. C. LARRABEE NEW RECORDER William R. Williams the Scrneant; W. H. Power the Attorney; Joseph Daly the Treasurer?Officers L. L. Johnson and R A Phillips Were Defeated by Handle and Walton. Mayor?Holds P. Kurness. Trcnsuror?JosOph Ditty; Town Recorder?Frank 0. l-nrra boo. Attornoy?"William 11. Power. ?Street contnilsBiohor?1.,. P. Fur noss. Sergeant?William R. Williams. Police offlcorfr'-BuBhrod (ilddlnga, Harry P. Kurness. Harry A. Him kin's, tj. R. Handle and Thomas Wal? ton. Scavenger?C. 11. Smith. Town council to meet hereafter on the second Thursday night In each mouth. The above In a concise form gives hi detail the husluss transacted at the meeting of Iho Phoeluis town council last night, which held Us Initial ?es Bibb for ihn olectlotl or town oHIcers to serve for the coming two years. The much talked of opposition ngalnsl Mayor I.. P. Furnoss and Ihn oilier officers did not appear and IM only old officers that failed of elec? tion were Police Officers I,. L, .lohn son and Hoheit A. Phillips, Messrs. Thomas Walton and L#. It. Handle were chosen to succeed Iho two offi? cers defeated Unanimously for Furncss. When the council look up the se? lection of a successor to Mayor I,. P. Kurness. who bus held the office for the pBBt four years. Councilman W. O. Morris presented 'the name of the Incumbent and Mr, FurhoBS was unan? imously elected to succeed himself. Mayor Purhess was called for und when he entered the room be was niv i'ii a cordial reception. He thanked Iho COUnclimon for the honor confer? red upon him and announced that he was ready to lake up the business be? fore Hie body. Mr. Larrabee Wins. Nominations were asked for I he of? fice of town recorder made vacant by the death of the late Recorder John Teomor. Acting town recorder, Mr. W. II. Power, read tho following list of applications for town recorder? Hugh c. Drlggmnn, Charles P. Car Vor, Hol "i t A. Phillips. .1. (5. Whit field. Renjntnln P. Crockett, Thomas V. Torney, Charles W. Strnuglcu and Frank c. Lnrraboc. Councilman Morris nominated Mr. You'd Better Hurry! If you wish to avail your? self of Pome of the Raukst Hakuains you over hoard of. It truly would he a good investment for you to buy a nice Sommer Spit at a ridiculously Low Prior. ALL STRAW HATS AT _HALF PRICE. FRANKEL & EISENMAN Fall Suitings Have arrived?would be pleased to show them to you?let's take your mea? sure NOW. "Hampton's Best Store" LadicH1 While Cannon Cloth Shirts in many Btyles, both pleated and t r i m in e d with folds. Worth $1.00, clearing price 4 I Lnrrauoo fur Ilia position iintl tho name of Mr. stnuglcn was presented by Councilman Frederick Portor. A vote wan taken and Mr. Lnrraboo was elected hy a vote of elghl to two I,at taboo?Messrs. Brynea, Butldr, [Umghrun, Morris, Wagoner, Foster, Foiintnluo anil Buntes. Btatlgloil?Messrs. Lanc?r and Per I tor. Mr. I^irrtihoo, tho now r.rdor, will ohtor tipon Ills duties as soon as I lie gives the necessary bond. Hi' is present u chirk In tho treasurer's ofilee at tlie National Soldiers' Homo, and one of the mos) prominent young men lu Phoebus.' Mr. Ijtrrolioo Is Well fitted for the office to which he bus boon chosen. Willalme Had Easy Sailing. When the election of the town sor I Remit was entered Into the name of Mr. William lt. Williams, who has [held the office for the past three I months, was presented and lie was chosen by* tho unanimous vote of the Ion COUhcllnien present. How Vote On Police Stood. Taking up tho elect Ion of five po? lice officers, who nre chosen for one your, the' following applications wore rend: L. I* Johnson, It. A. Phillips, Harry A. Slmkins, Bnshroow Old dings, I.. It. Haildlo, II. P. Purncss tlUd Thomas Walton. It was decided llint the counclluien should vote for five men at one time. The council men voted as follows: Mr. Byrnes---Johnson, Slmkins Qlddltigs, Fiirnoss und Walton. Mr. Stiller-Johnson. Handle, Shu kins, Udldings and Fprnoss, Mr. Wagoner?Johnson, Slmkins. FurnoBB, I landle. Mr. Potter?Slmkins, ('.hidings, Fur ess. Walton, Handle. Mr. Johnson, Slmkins, biddings, Furness. Phillips. Mr. IjtUCCr?Slmkins Walton, j Udldings, Handle. Furness. N. C. Harnes--Walton. Handle, Pur .-st:, (llddolngs, Slmkins! \ J. I. Fountalne?Slmkins Olddi/gs, Fiirnoss. Handle, Walton. Acting Ue I conler Powell announced the vote as follows: Udldings, 10. Fiirnoss, 10. Slmkins, s Handle. 8. Walton, fi. Johnson, 5. Philips. I. The flvo receiving tho hiebest num? ber of yotOS were declared elected. Mr. Daly by Solid Vote. Mr. Joseph Dtlly, for the past two years the treasurer of the town, was Iplaced In nomination for re election .rind he was chosen hy having every cotincllmen cast bin ballot for him, Mr. Daly thanked the council for the I compliment. The Street Commissioner. For the position of street conunis [ sinner of great commissioner Mr. I* Furness was unanimously chosen to succeed himself. Mr. Power Town Attorney. The council with some show of de? monstration unanimously re-elected I Mr. W. 11. Power the town uttorucv; for tho coming two years. Mr. Pow< has made a most faithful attorney atul| his election was never In doubt c. H. smith, the town scavenger, was retained III (hat position by the) unanimous vote of the council. Change Meeting Night. After the election of officers bad been complete.I Mayor Fuiness nsk-l od the council to change the meeting night of the body from the fltst to the second Thursday night In wich I month. Mr. Furness explained that the Hampton council mot on the first Thursday night and hp said that I hough that it would be to the Inter? est of the town of Phoebus to change, their mooting night so that the news? paper representatives could ho on I hand at each session. The council j agreed to the suggestion, after listen? ing to a statement from tho Dally Press correspondent. ? The council will therefore meet for Its first business session one week from tomorrow evening. The New Councilmen. The now C??ncujncn, everyone of whom was present laBt night, nre: First ward--Messrs. Oenrge N. Sillier und John Byrnes. Second ward?Messrs. J. J, Lough ran mid floorge Lancer. Third waid?Messrs. W. O. Morris and Frederick Porter. Fourth ward?Messrs. C. D. Wog oner and Harvey N. Foster. I>Mnli ward ?Messrs. N. 0. DorriOB| and .1. I. Fountain)'. Memorial Committee. At the suggestion of Councilman I W. (i. Morris a committee was nhi.I by Mayor Furnoss to draft sultllble resolutions expressing tin- sincere re? gret <>f llio council upon the death of the late recorder, Mr. John C. Teenier. Councllmon Morris, Porter and Byrnes and Town Attorney \V. K. Power were named as the committed. At tile request of tile council Mr. W. II. Power, the town attorney, was noting recorder tor the incotRlg thai night. \MYSIERY IN THE DROWNING OF PORTER I Phoebus Colored Man Lost Hi? Life in Mill Creek About 11:30 O'clock Monday Night. According to the Phoebus potlco officers there Is Ml element or mys tonnocted with the drowning ol Ide?rgO Porter, a Phoebus colored I man, in Mill Crock, about 11:30 I o'clock on Monday night, ilenr'y Heasloy, colored, who was with Porter when he loSI his life; declares that the boon on the schoon? er in which"they were fishing slipped arid CBpStxed the vessel. Men/ley came into Phoebus til 3 o'clock yes? terday moralng, drenching wet, und lolil thO officers that Purler had been knocked frbrn bis bout and droWnon", while lie was also thrown Into the raters, ncazlcy said he su.oded Im bllmbliig on to the upturned BChoon< St and escaped In lids way. Ho Isaid that Porter went down as soon as he struck th<> water. The police nay that they received I Information to the effect that several Shots were fired In Mill Crook Mon? day night Just about the hour that Hie drowning accident Is said to have occurred. Hea/.loy's face was badly bruised, so the authorities say. and lie was unable to account for his dis? figured condition. The wife or Por? ter told the Officers that she did not believe that her husband's death was due lo an accident. Town Sergeant William It. Williams and the members of the Phoebus po Mice department are pinking an In* lycstlgation Into the drowning, t'p to last night (he body or Por ?r had not been recovered. (lenxley was arrested yoStorday af? ternoon by Officer slmktns and is held on the technical charge of being a suspicious character. He will be given a hearing before Mayor L. P. FurtiCBs this morning. |D/?. IV. E. ATKINS STILL THE GRAND EXALTED RULER I Hampton Physician Unanimously Re Electcd Head of the Nccjro Elks of the World. | Hr. William 10. Atkins, who was re? opened unanimously the grand ex? alted ruler of the Neuro Qrand Lodge of Rika, returned to Hampton from Chicago yesterday, where lie attend? ed the session of live grand lodge. Hr. Atkins said that sixty.two lodges were represented at the meeting from twoiity-elgbt state, and that the order Is growing rapidly. He said the BOsUJona were harmonious und that he was chosen grand cxaJtoi: ruler again by acclamation. Or. Atkins also took occasion to most fervently deny the report which V 'acheii Newport Ni wa lulst B?tur* daj lo i he effect that he had been overwhelming defeated in the grand lodge, Rev. John H. Cray, of Hampton, Iwas again chosen the grand chaplain |e|" the order. The grand lodge will meet In St. I Paul, Minn., next year. Mr. Simons Arrives. Mr. W. .1. Simons, the now secre? tary of the Army and Navy Young Men's Christian Association, reached Old Poln! Monday and has assumed charge of the Association work. Mr. Simons was I he secretary 6! the As? sociation at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., and he comes to Port Monroe with a thorough knowledge ol the work. HOUSTON, TEX., HAS HALF MILLION DOLLAR FIRE Reduced Three Squares of the Busi? ness and Residence Section of the City to Ashes. HOUSTON. TEX., Sept. 3.?Flames licked up hair a million dollars' worth of property uud reduced three squares of the business and ro.sidenc sections lo ashes last night. The biggest loss was to the plant of the Standard Mill? ing Company, valued at $300.000, which covered an ontiro block. The alcyator and the Hour mill ami rice mill were destroyed. The fire started In this plant, and after destroying It Irgtroyod about two blocks of resl leaves. To Enter the V. M. I. Mr. .1. Bruce Bentley, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bentley, In COl legq Place, left yesterday for I.exlng on. Ya., win re he will become u ?tu lent In the Vlrglnln Military Instl ule. Mr. Bontley, who Is well known n local nthlollc ' circles graduated rom the Hampton high schools last Inno and was appointed a state sto? len! to the military academy. Holmes is F.ned $10. Samuel Holmes, colored, was fined 110 and costs by Mayor Thornton F. lonea yesterdny for bolng disorderly a a trolley car, EBU 1 Matters Personal 3 ^-JlJLiLO_B.5l_JL2.Jlll.Aa5-!L2 8. C 2 2 2 5U JW Miss Helen Dlacklstori will Icavo this morning for Farmvlllo, i<> re? sume her tltitlch ns teacher In t.io Normal School. m jMayma Mon is How.- left yi's tordny for tho State Normal school In Karmvllle, which she will attend tiu- coming Boaspn. Mrs. Qoorge W,. Selb rmorhorn nn?l dnpghter, Mrs. Mary Holly, llOVO re? turned from aharlottcBvlllo, where they spent tho summer at the Jef? ferson PnrK Hole). Mr. J. ('. Sykes, of Sprlngflcldi Mays,, 'has returned home, afaer ft visit to Mr. Josse \V. Poster, the ar list. In Locust Btreet. Miss Susie Shelton has left for Farmvlllo t<> enter the state Female Normal school. Mr. Vernon Gammel, of ICvansvlllo, Ind.. Is visiting his brother in Hamp? ton. Mr. Oninmol was severely burned sevt ral months ago, bul has about rj covered. Mr. William It. Join s, of Charlottes vllie, is the guest of his brother, Mr. Ash ton 0. Join's, In South King street. Miss nessle Stokes has returned to lor home In Fnrmvllle, after a visit to Miss llessle Hlacknioie, in South Kim; Btreet, Master m. II. Morgan, Jr.. has ar? rived from RoaiiokC and will spend the winter here with lila,father, Mr. m. li. Morgan, Sr. Messrs. MnoDonnhl Wllllnghnm and ICilgotle Willlnghnmt of Atlanta, (5a., are the guests of their cousin.' Mrs. Charles W. lllckmnn, in Fast Hamp? ton. Mrs. Charles Lackey and daughter, Miss Irma Lnckey who have been visiting Mrs. P. W." Phillips, in Hope street, ion yesterday for their home in Rocky Hill, Ohio. RCV; Curler Helms Jones. I). 1)., and his daughter, are- the guests of Roy. and Mrs. I-:. Pendloton Jones, nt Muckroe Poach. Miss Jones is ro tllrnlng from n visit to KSurope ami was met In N?W York hy her father. Dr. Jones und his daughter will start tomorrow fo llielr home in J.ouls vlllo, Ky. Mr. Elliott Hlckmnn, In Fast Hamp? ton, luiR as his guest. Mr. Vincent Dlckorson, of Danville. Mr. Klllott Fates, who Bias boon visiting his sister, Mrs. w. Hlckmnn, In Bast Hampton. 1ms left for his h?hte In Snartansburg, s. C. lulsa Rates accompanied her father. Mr. Sclutrr Blacks ton, who has been spending the summer In camp Oreenbrler, w. Vn., is visiting nis mother for a few days before going to Richmond Jo resume bis duties as a teacher. Well Known Newspaper Man. Mr. William H. Homenwny, u prom? inent newspaper man of Mlltord, N. H., is a guest of Mr. QeOrge Kverett Foster, In Locust street. Mr. Hom? enwny and Air. Foster wire for litany years associated In the newspaper business, but have been sopnrnted since 1887. The visit is a source of enjoy mint to both. Mr. and Mrs. S. D, Parker, of New nein. N. C. are expected to arrive In Hampton on a visit to Mr. an.. Mrs. Charles O. Parker at "Willow Qleri." Miss Winnie Payne, daughter of Rev. R. O. Payne, of the Rastern Shore, und Mrs. (lay, of Goldsboroj & If* j* The Greatest Conve- 1 nlence ot Modern Times: A GAS IRON, ? I CALL AND SEE IT. HAMPTON, VA. Sr? $&* !g N. C. nr?? lac guesls or Miss Mary stirr in Locust Btreot. The Misses Dunnlo 'I'liomtiBBon nun toscoe Thomnssoii, who bnvp booh 'Inltlllg Itev. ami Mrs. J. \V. St If f. In Locust street, left yeslonhiy for their hottio in Lynchburg. Mrs A. J. I tray'. of lt< <| Hank. N. J., j la the guest of her daughter, Mrs. |j. L. S. Cooko, In Columbia avenue. After a visit to M/. Morris Sayre,| I In ICast hamptqi), Mr. Itohert Har? rison lina returned to his home in ] I Richmond. Mr. and Mrs John K. Blllott hnvi ?turned lo Wllmlnglon, Del. nftcrl 'pending two weeks here with Mr.| land Mis. .1. II. Ilrlnsou. Miss Grace Cosby has returned I from a visit to Marlinsvllle and] |Phnspha Lithia Springs. Mr. George Shoots has left ror al I visit to Baltimore and other points.' Mr. Carl II. Blnnchnrd, or Chicago I has taken a position as salesman with I Messrs. C. L. Crockett ft Company. Mr. and Mrs. II. II. Massey, of] IQucon Anne county. Maryland,' are II lie guests ol Mr. Massey's brother, I Mr. .1. Wi Mnssey, in Newport News] avenue. Mr. Kmin.'irt La Crosse, who for j BOVeral years has been working In JPIttSburg, Pa., is visiting his parents I at lite Hamilton Normal school. Mr. Bdwnrfl K. Schrnndl bus left for| la visit of a row days in Richmond. New Full Styles Are arriving dally and the showings are far superior lo anything we have ever offered In Iho line of high-class tailor? ings. Just as well be In the "push'" and get your order in early. Wo guarantee the most per? fect fit, and wo challenge others to duplicate our prices. Order now and have the suits ready when fall Is here. S.Marbach THE EXPERT TAILOR. Corner Court and Queen Street, Hampton, Vn. Wines and Liquors i 1 belong to tho lost tribe that stray? ed away from Dublin betoro Moses sailed on tho Red Sea. I'm a price cutter. I'm a monoy-maker: I'm tho ono that sells all straight Whlaklos I retail at wholesale prices. The fol? lowing high grade 100 Whiskies 11 soil for Sc a drink: Paul Jones Pure1 Rye, 8hcrwood Rye Whiskey, Carroll Springs, puro Maryland Ryo Whiskey, Overholt Uye Whiskey, Parkwood Rye Whiskey. All of the above nameo WhlskloB are strictly high grado; watch my prices If you dare, beat mo it you can. WUWcoy In bulk at following prices: Old Nick Pure Rye, % pt, 25c; gallon.94-00 I j Leonard's Favorite, % pt, 20c; gallon.t.00| I Hunter's Baltimore Rye, % pt., 25c; gallon .4.001 I Maryland Club, Vi pt-, 25c; gal? lon .4.001 j Paul Jones Puro Ryo, V? pt, 20c; gallon.2.76 Star A, Rye, gallon.2.00 Moss Roso, gallon.2.00 Larkwood Pure Rye, gallon.2.00 Jefferson Puro Ryo, gallon.1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon.1.40 Double Stamp Oln, gallon. 2.00 Tho following brands of Califor? nia Wines, Port, Sherry, Ca tawba, Claret, Blackberry at 25c. per qt., per gallon, 75c. Pride of North Carolina, 4 years old, gallon. 2.001 Kummolll, por gallon.2.00 Carroll Springs, gallon.2.50 XXXX Baker Rye, gallon.2.50 j N. LEONARD'S Barrel And Bottle House! 18 AND 1? MELLfcN t?T? Phoebus. Vn. 'Phone KM. I A GOOD PIECE OF PROPERTY. Is always worth Its paid price nine times out of ten; a great deal more as the years advance. Savings in? vested now are sure likely to ho in? creased manifold a few years hence; it will pay you to come In and talk tho matter over, as we have proper? ties listed In every section, and some decided bargains in acreage suitable to develop. Houses and Lots and farms of all sizes. W. E. LAWSON. Bank of Hampton Iildg. Hampton, Ya. D POINT 19c PERSIAN LAWN, 12 l-2c. This Persian I.awn Is full 2!i Inches wide, evenly woven nml has a beautiful spUl flnlsli. Very good for children's dresses and ladie s' waists; Its only 12 t-2c. 'e DEPT. STORE I Hampton, Virginia. I RANSQNE BROS. Monday Sale, Sept. 2nd. Largo Hude Towels. Sale price.9c :*U0 Pillow Cases. Sale price.9c One Day?Monday. RANSONE BROS. 8 and lO West Queen Street. GREAT ODDS AND ??ENDS SALE AT Kirsner's Clothing Store. We want to cIosh out several broken lots of Shoes, Cloth'ug, Men's and Boy's Furnishings, left over from the Cue-third Olf Sale. There are many bargains in the lot. GET THE BOY READY FOR SCHOOL. By coming lo our store and inspecting the bargaiuB we oiler in Hoy's Suits, Shoes and Furnishings. J ?3 TELEPHONE US your needs for ice cream.' It insures Immediate delivery. We aro ex? perienced caterers In this line, and our delicious creams, sherbets, Ices, sorbets, punches, are famous for their high grhde excellence. For parties, receptions or entortnlnmouts, wo serve yon with the choicest that Is made. We use the famous V. P. L tested milk. R. E. Gatewood. Corner County and Curry Streets. Phoebus. 'Phone. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Six-room cottage La Salle Avenue, $1,050.00. Easy terms. Modern home Newport News Avenue, $3,000.00. Forty acre farm, twenty acres oyster grounds; fruit of all kinds, $3,500.00. M. H. MORGAN & COMPANY Hampton, Virginia. 18 8. King Street. Houses for Rent or Sale in all Parts ot the City. Hard to Beat is our cigar. The more you smoke, the more you'll praise it. because a veteran votary of the weed knows a good thing when he lights It. Only smokers of these cigars have, a match for them; Our. 5-ccntors can't be du? plicated for n nickel anywhere elso In town. Gardner & Hudgins 'Phone 13. 13 and 15 King Street, Hampton. For Plumbing Steam and Hot Water Heating ; :i i i!? see i <j ? ;\;? . CHAS. T. TAYLOR of Hampton'. Va., The reliable plumber, who carries the largest stock of Plumb? ing. Steam and Hot Water Fixtures on the Peninsula. All wor.w guaranteed. Hepnlr work promptly attended to. 'Phone 173, Cor. Court and Queen Streel8. Get Ready for winter Now.