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HENRY LARDIN DIES
FROM KICK ON HEAD
Father of the Dead Boy Wants
M Circumstances Surrounding
Injuries to Son Investigated.
JOHN LYNCH SAYS IT WAS ?III
While At Play Lardln Wat Kicked on i
Head Several Times Last October]
by Lynch and Hat Since Been Fight?
ing for Life. Dr. Vandcrr.llcc to (
Look Into the Affair.
Honry Lnrdln, 14 yenra old. died In |
hi? home, in Wvcrvlow, at noon yes
, terday from tho effectB of Hoverai I
kick? on hie head, which ho received |
while playing with acvcrul compan?
ions laot October. Tho youth had I
b'aon In tho Dixie Hospital for mt>at|
of tho tlmo Blnco tue accident occur?
red, but a few days ago wuh removed I
to tho homo of his parents, Mr. and |
Mrs. Karl I-ardln.
Accoihllng to tho story told tho
police authorities yesterday by Mr.
Lardln, tho fotlior of the doad boy.l
?lohn Lynch, 10 yoars old, did the
kloklng, which finally resulted in the
death of Henry Lardln. It was
whue tho boys wore playing in River
view on October 10 that Lardln was
kicked on tho head several timen by
Lynch and it lator developed that Ijar
dln'B Bkull was fractured In several
places. Dr. William P. Isloy resorted
to several operations, romoving a largo
portion of tho Bkull bone, In tm at?
tempt to save young l.nrdln's life, but
tho Injury refused to give to treat?
ment and ho died ycBtorday.
Mr. Lardln enmo to Hampton and
reported tho doath of his son to Sheriff
H. K. Citrtla. Mr. Lardln snyH ho baa
been told that the Lynch boy purposely
kicked his son and for that reason ho
doalrod n full Investigation of tho
circumstances In connection with the
affair. Mr. Lardln declares that the
othor boys prcsutit when tho kicking
occurred declare that Lynch was'mnu
and that tho trouble started over a
dispute between Lynch und the dead
John Lynch dcclnros that the kick?
ing was on jgfihjont and that tho In
?^M^O?flrawfiwSTTnJj* Lardln were acci?
Dr. George K. Vandorsllce, tho cor
orner, will hold nn Investigation this
morning, when tho question of em?
panelling a coroner'a Jury will be de?
cided. Dr. Vandorsllce will tlrat con?
fer flth Commonwealth's Attorney
Ed ear H. Montague.
THE CIRCUIT COURT.
Charles Everett Acquitted of tho
Charge of Bigamy.
In the Circuit Court yostordny
Charles Everett, a colored, and aged
inmate of the National Soldiers' Homo,
was acquitted of the charge of bigamy.
Ho was represented by Mr. Fay S. Col?
lier, Und Judgo Edgar E. Montague
"At Full Speed Ahead."
Tho man who listens to good
advice will call at Frankel &
Elsenman'g Store today nud get
one of theso fine Overcoats or
Suits at 1-3 off reduced prlcos.
1-3 (one-third off)
on all Men's Suits or
Overcoats In the
86 West Qut-eii Stre*1
made his first appearance in tin- court
as commonwealth'! attornoy.
A nolle prose qui was entered in
tho case of Llllle Brown, under In?
dictment for Felony.
Edward Moschella, nn ltallnu, ap?
peared In Court, and gave notice of his
Intention of becoming an American
The license of ,l. W. Shorter, who
conducted u snloon at Buzzard's Roost,
was transferred to Q, O. Qlllette.
i Matters Personal i
Mr. Louis P. Uvorlght, formerly a
merchant here, hut now at Hie head of
a large hosiery manufacturing compn
ny In Phlludolphla, spent yesterday
in Hamilton with friends.
Mr. Randolph Hayes, who went to
New Roehello, N. Y., to take the ex?
amination for ndtulsslon Into West
Point Military ncadomy, has returned
home. .Mr. Hayes expects to hear
from his examination within a short
tittle und In the event he pusses will
enter tint military academy next June.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ct I.- Valla
ferro returned yesterday from u vlill
After a visit to his sister,Mrs. tv
T. Holtzclaw In Hast Hampton, re?
turned to his home In Richmond, yes?
WILL GIVE MANY
PRIZES FOR GOOD ESSAYS
Hampton Educational Association In?
cludes the Newport News High
Tho Interest in tho Turner Art Kx
hlbit continues to Increase und the
school children and putronn will be
Riven a rare opportunity of seeing
some of the finest productions in art
ever exhibited here. To stliniilnto
the Interest In the work live prizes
have been offered by tho Hampton
Educational Association to be award?
ed ns follows:
1. Rest Kssny written In Newport
News I Ugh school.
". liest Essay written in Hampton
3, Picture given tho children of
Bymoa-Sdton and West Hud Acade?
mies and Phoebus Uraded school the
largest Sale of tickets based on the
enrollment of the school.
4. Picture given Urn Fourth and
Fifth Grades of all the schools of Eli?
zabeth City county for best composi?
The ossnys an' to bo written on
some subject In the art cataloguo and
must contain not less than (wo hun?
dred or not more than five hundred
words. All paperu must he submit?
ted before the eominlttue by February
Mies Grace Moore the Btr.de of Mr.
John L. Hudglns.
The marriage of Mr. John L. Hud?
glns and Miss Orace L. Moore, popu?
l?r young people of the PoquoBon dis?
trict In York county, took placo In
ICinnmus Baptist Church nt Poquoson
yesterday afternoon at II o'clock. The
attendant.) were Mr. L. 11. Hodge and
Miss Nannie Worham, Mr. lloiuor
Rcgglns and Miss Nova Moore, and
AH-. Cleveland Moore and Miss Mar?
garet Phillips. The church wna pret?
tily decorated and there was n iargc
crowd ot the friends of the young
couple out to witness the ceroniony.
Mr. and Mrs. Hudglns came to Old
Point and took the steamer for n
wedding trip lu tho North.
TO GET NEW GUNS.
Model of 1903 to be Supplied Port
Tho various artillery compnnlos al
Fori Monroe are being equipped with
the latest guns, which are known as
tho United States nlngnzlnc model of
1903. Tho wnr department has in?
structed the fort authorities to have
the old guns put In proper condition
for exchanging thorn for the mow up
to date wenpon. Tho artillerymen
hnvo therefore been told to get the
^uns out of "winter quarters."
Mr. Ormshy Has Appendicitis.
News was received here yesterday
of the Illness of Mr. William Ormshy,
formerly of Phuobun. who hns np
pondlcltln. Mr. Ormsby is now liv?
ing lu Richmond, and will undergo an
inera: Ion In the Virginia Hospital
there, today. He Is a member of
Hampton Lodge of Elks.
"Return of S-mta Clans."
A large and fashionable part* wit?
nessed the "Return of Snnta Claus."
a mo?t clover force comedy, In Ce
d->r Hall the homo of Capt. and Miu.
Prank Darling last night.
Two fast games of basketball n-"o
prom'sed lovers of the sporf In Ar?
mory Hall tonight.
HiDocp Awn eMTPHTAIMMPNT.
The 1ni1t<*o of the P'rpt M<*thndlst
hf^nr"h ?-Ml V-ol-1 n renner and onter
filnment In Hia ?itcre-ronm next to
PotVrt xtnre-'s Sn-'th Klnft street.
Thursday nnd Frldav night. .Tnnunrv
?!t and 24. The public Is cordlallv In?
Take your prescriptions to Hull's
Cut-Rate Drug 8tore.
Governor Swanson Expected to At
tsch His Signature to the Local
IT MS BEES HUSHED THROUGH
Next Move in the Proposition to Take
the West and Eaot Ends Into Hamp?
ton Will be Made in the Elizabeth
City County Circuit Court This
The bill relating to tho Increasing
Of the liiuitii of town and eitles- of the
second class in Virginia, which was
framed \>y Hampton men, and which
Is of great InterCBt here, WAS passed
by the Senate In Hlchtnond yesterday
and now nil that in lacking to make
It a general law is the signature ot
Governor Claude A. Swanson, The
bill was Ir.h-t week unanimously pass?
ed by the lower branch of the legisla?
ture and only two members of the
Bona to voted against its adoption
when the bill was up for passage yes
The nowa that the annexation bill
bad been passed by the Senate and
now only awaits the signature of Qov
trnor Swanson was received hero
diortly after noon yoHtorday in a men
sage from State Senator Saxon W.
Holt. The information created the
greatest Interest and there was a gen?
eral feeling of elation among the peo?
ple who desire to see Hampton streich
out her protecting arm und take In
the Kast anil West Ends. That this
will be done the most ardent
antl-ahnoxatlonlst does- not doubt.
Senator Holt, following the good
example of Delegate Harry It. Hous?
ton, got a suspension of rules In the
Sennte as soon as the committees on
towns and eitlen made a favorable re?
port upon the adoption of tho bill and
by this means had the measure en
tetcd Into law.
Governor SWAnson la expected to
alflx his nlgnnture to the bill today and
an the measure becomes a law Im?
mediately upon Itti passage the limit
tor annexation has been won.
Town Attornoy William 0. U Talla
ferro, representing tho council of the
'own of Hampton, will today ninue
formal application to Judge Black
'tone, in the Circuit Court, asking
that an order t? entered requesting
lovornor Swanson to designate some
lodge to conio hero and hear the ap?
plication for the extension of the
limits of the town. Judge Blackstonc
Is disqualified by the law from sitting
In the ease and tho motion by Mr.
TallnterrO today Is In keeping winl
"he usual procedure In such matters.
The court will simply enter an order
informing Governor Swanson mat the
court la not qualified to nit In tho
annexation"enso and asking that some
Judge from unother community bo
sent to hear the cause.
Just when Governor Swanson will
name the Judge cannot be surmised.
He will probably do xo at once now
that there Is to be no UrIu on the
proposition to make Hampton a city
ASK THE LEGISLATURE FOR
THE PROPER AUWORITY
Wr.r Departmnt Decides to Reclaim
31 Acres of the Upper Mill
With the view to filling In 31 acres
of the upper ond of Mill Creek for
?vrnj- purposes lite war department,
through Assistant Secretary of War
Oliver, has asked the Virginia legis?
lature 'for the authority to reclaim
tho strip of land. Tho secretary es?
timates that It will cost IS.?Oo" per
aero to reclaim the land, or a total
of *10S.r>00 to fill in the 31 acres;
The ground la now used as an oys?
ter ground and Is held Tn the name of
the state of Virginia, A bill will bo
oresented to the legialnture covering
the transfer as desired by tho gov?
ernment and the amount of money
which the state will receive. The war
department says tlto land is needed
for the Improvement of Port Monroe,
The protect to recliim the upper
month of Mill Creek has been under
ndv'remont by the war department
'or the pa?t 15 months.
Fox Hill Events.
George nnd James Verlander of
Bases county, are here on a visit to
their sister, Mrs. Mary Johnsou.
Miss Cora Vartnln. of Crab Neck, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Marshall Joan
Perry Rloxnm. the nine year old son
of Mr. S. H. Hloxsotn, Is quite 111 from
an attack of appendicitis.
Mr. Edward Soincle, who was op?
erated on a' the Dixie hospital a few
days ago Is still quite ill.
New Officer Routten.
Mr. Edward N. Routten hns been
sworn In as an extra i>ollce officer of
the town of Hampton. Mr. Routten
Is well equipped for the position of
MM DM THE TARIFF
former Attorney Genera! Believes]
That It Is the Great Issue.
ME FOR DEIViGGRftTS 10 IUITE
Have the Same Opportunity That the
Rcpublicanc Had in 1896 and Which
They Q .asped With Avidity?Tariff
Child of Trusts.
(By Associated Press)
NASHVILLE THNN.. Jan. 22?Jud
s?in Harmon, former nltorriy general
of tho United status, was the princi?
pal speaker here to.light at a Bryan
meeting. He spoke In part as fol?
The result of elections docs not de?
pend alone on tho Ideas advanced by
the contending parties, but one of
them sometimes holds advantages
over the other which help to turn the
scale. The Republicans have during
tho last twelve years had two such
advantages over tho Democrats.
The first Is a false pretense which
circumstances have enabled them to
use with effect.
Just fittcen years ago the wolf waft1
at the door of a Republican adminis?
tration. The times wore bad nnd get
ting worse. The public funds were
rapidly disappearing. A large amount
of bonds Were engraved and on the
joint of being Issued, but It was fi?
nally managed to skimp along through
the few remaining weeks.
Then tho Democrats took charge.
Vhey found the bottom of the treas?
ury staring tit them and this pile of
nice new bonds nil ready for use.
\inl us the troubles Increased, and
the crops failed, and the Income tax
was overthrown, the Democrats hud
ilnnlly to father those bonds' In order
to maintain the credit of the country.
Straightway, with the assurance
which only Republican politicians can
enrry off, they laid everything to thi:
We aro now free once more to go
before tho people on equal terms with
:>ur competitors. And Wo shall gain
Or lose according as the policies we
'impose shall attract or repel tho con?
fidence of the people.
I believe the great standard Ideas
of Democracy were never more at
irnotlve to the people thnn they are
today. I may not stop to repeat them
and need not. Everybody knows
'them. I shnll speak briefly of the
inly, tariff reforms.
I believe the people, at large are
suffering more from the exactions of
the turlff thnn from any other single
cause. The favored Interests were
permitted, ns everybody knows, to
write the various clauses In the Ding
ley law to Bull themselves, und they
were not at all stingy about it, either
Their contributions hod won tho elec?
tion and they wire enjoying their
For over ten years, In spite of enor?
mous Increases In the amount of ar?
ticles taxed, the Republicans have re?
fused to reduce the rates of taxation.
So the part of what the people are
made lo pay which goes Into tho treas?
ury has, In spite of cxtrnvagnnce in
all directions, filled It with Idle money.
Hundreds of millions which do no?
body any good but favored banks.
While the far larger part of what the
people are made to pay which goes
to tho favored Interests in the form
of arbitrary advance in prices to home
consumers has rapidly bred Illicit
When llavemoyer, the head of the
Sugar Trust, hud to admit under oath
that the tariff is the mother of trusts,
there was loud protest all nlong the
line of beneficiaries. They fell back
on their stock argument. Look at
the Standard Oil Company, tho great?
est of all trusts, with oil on the free
I confess that point did puzzle me
a little until I discovered the facts.
The only country which could export
oil In any quantity Is Russia which
puts an enormous duly on Imports of
oil. So thero was slipped into tin
Dlngley bill n clnusn which provides
for the same duty on oil Imported
here which the country from which
it comes Imposes on American oil.
Of course, we have had no oil from
Russia though petroleum nnd its pro?
ducts are nominally on the free list.
Folly of Country's Stadn.
It is folly to rail nt the trusts and
pursue them with flues nnd injunc?
tions while we carefuly cherish the
law which breeds and feeds' them.
The way to stop a growth is lo go
it the root of It. And what relief
would the people get if tho .trusts
,vere nil dissolved, without revising
he tariff? The men and concerns...
ivhlch compose them would go right 'j
in drawing separately ..ie substance
af the people LV means of these ex
:esslve tariff charges. It would he
inly a change of form with the same
I have seen a careful estimate
showing that every family In tho
United States contributes nn average
if one hundred dollars per year to
ho gains of the beneficiaries of tho
Dlngley tariff, In Increased cost of
teces&itles alone. This cxp'.ans why
hose who live on wages and salaries
lud themselves no bettor off, notwltn
standing repeated increases in their
Surely It Is our duty, ns well as
wise ifollcy, to ralso our voices
if.ninst these impositions on the peo
ilo and give our pledge of relief. They
say' tho larlff must ho revised by Its
friends. Wo Bay li must be revised
by the friends of the people. Other?
wise If will never be done at all or
the revision will prove to be a shame.;
Hut, like all measures which affect I
trade and Industry, the revision of the
tariff must be made With deliberate]
care. Thousands o! honest Industries
are involved which must have tlm??'i
and opportunity to adjust themselves
to new conditions, These need not
bo harmed. On the contrary, as
many . of them have already discov?
ered! they will gain by being freed
from (obstacles which hamper foreign
(tight things may be done In n j
wrotiK way. When I was-a toy I once i
got a good licking because, when set j
to weed a long neglected strawberry
bed, 1 went about It with such reck?
less force that the vines- mostly came i
up with the weeds.
In conclusion, I am firm In the be?
llt r that we shall deal this year In
wholesale fashion with all differences
In personal choice and views and
bring the party in full vigor to the
V1R01SIAN RAILWAY TO
DEVELOP NEW RIVER
Lino Rom Tltfewater Siction to Ex?
tend Throunh Piney Coal
Coal Fields to Hinton.
CLIFTON FORCE, VA., Jan 22 ?
A citizen of Hinton who has boon
closely idenlHied with the plans of
the Virginian railroad, formerly styl?
ed the Deepwater Tidewater, to reach
the rich coil fields, today declared In
positive terms that the Virginian
railroad would be built through West
Hinton juft as soon as financial con?
fidence Improved sufficiently to pro
vld? funds. This extension will bo
from the month of East 'Ivor on
the main line from Dcepwtner to Nor?
folk, to the Plney coal fields via West
Hinion and Prince.
Tho citizen himself sold the char?
ter and rights oT way over thift route
secured by hint for n railroad line,
to the Virginian people, and Is,en?
tirely familiar with their plans for
deyloplng this impo'tant territory.
Tho Pennsylvania Lumber Company
has built a lumber rond down Blue
stone river to Its mouth, five nillofi
above Hinton on Now river and this
road has been tendered the Virginian
rillroad to operate, which thn\- will
"horlly accept, building their line on
through from the mouth of Rlueitone
to tho Raleigh coal fields at ontv,
and later complete the link between
'he mouths of Milestone and East
This Information comes from nu
Mioralatlv ?? rourcefl and assures the
speedy development of tho west side
of New river, and will Incidentally
1 do much toward developing West
Hinton as an Important point.
"Its- lough to make a man turn an- |
"The unequal distribution of (
"No; tho unequal distribution of
A Long Stay.
Agent?How long do you Intend to
remain in Washington?
Reformer?Until Congress paitiioa a
couple of necessary lawo that?
Agent?Gee! You don't want to rent
\ house?-you'd better buy one?Wash?
To Improve Council Chamber.
Mr. Alexander Western, the local
contractor, has been awarded the con?
tract for making repairs to tue town
council chamber. Mr. Westen will
put In a steel celiag and paint the
Had His Thumb Broken.
Mr. Claude Hudgins, a painter, had
his thumb broken and received other
pninful Injuries by a fall .from a step
ladder on which he was working, yes?
We maintain a tri-weekly de?
livery service to Old Point and
A new lot Smlthftold Hams.
Jowls, Shoulders and Bacon Just
Sliced Rae n.
Try n pound of our Wafer
Sliced Paeon, no skin or bones
to waste. It cooks to a crisp?
An elegant breakfast dish.
We have It, all kinds, ? -?
Best "Old-time" Brands and ??
PURE FOOD STORE.
STORK CLOSES AT c P. m.?SAT 'HUAY EXCEPTED.
EMBROIDERIES AND LACES
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY.
Our offerings in Laces and Embroldcrtos are unusually large,
with tho designs and patterns unoqtialed in variety and exclualvoness
in tills vicinity.
FUet effects in Cambric, Manlsook, Swiss Edgings. Insertions,
PlonncingS and Allovera". We want you to Bee our ljuo.
Bowe's Dept. Store
11 Locus) Street, modern conveniences .$10.06
222 Pulton Street modern conveniences. Low rental for quick tenant.
Mnllory Avenue, modern conveniences .:. I$20.00
Queen Street, Flat, modern conveniences .$20.00
Cor. Marshall ? Kim Street .$15.0(1
Klttl Street.$ G.2?
109 Wine Street .$ 9.00
23?; W. Queen Street.$ 0.50
200 Chappel Street; .$11.0"
Mai lory Avenue .$ COO
N. King Street.J 0.00
112 King Street. City water, etc .$11.00
Fast Hampton .$10.00
Rlvcrvlew .$ soo
Rlvervlew .1.$ 5.00
La Salle Avenue.?15.00
La Salle Avenue.$12.50
La Salle Avenue.$.0.00
Nr. La Salle Avenue .$ 0.50
Locust Street .$l0.vti
K. Queen Street .510.00
B, Queen Street .510.00
W. Queen Sttoet.$12.50
N. King Street .$ 0.00
N. King Street . ?V.$ 7.<>0
Artnistead Avenue .$ SOO
Tho VIRGINIA HOTEL?23 ROOMS, modern throughout, In?
cluding stores or Office down stairs. Price.
THE PHILLIPS-LACKEY CO., INC.
18 E. Queen Street; Real Estate In AM Its Branches. Hampton, Va.
Corsets and Gloves.
SPECIAL SALE THIS WEEK.
$1.00 Invisible Lacing Corsets 50c.
S Itutton Kid Gloves $1.25.
8 and 10 West Queen Street
HENRY L. SCHMELZ, FRANK W. DARLING,
Hi Bank sf iiiiptti!
18 THE OLDEST AND LARGEST IN EITHER HAMPTON OR
Capital, .... $100,000.00
Surplus and Profits, . - 125,000.00
DBPOSIT8 OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
Tho only designated depositary In the Stato of Virginia to
Eastern Virginia. We make loans on Real Estate?NOT PUOHIMTED
?as are the National Danks.
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST PAID ON 8AVING3 DEPOSITS.
Nelson S. Groome, - Cashier
Still Doing Business!
The GARDNER ?S. HUDGINS pharmacy will not be closed on
uccountof tho financial troubles of Mf. R. It. Gardner and the busi?
ness Is being continued without Interruption.
Your prescription *??? lie carefully compounded and yon get any?
thing yon want hero in the drug line.
We are still selling soda and cigars and candy.
B. A. LEWIS. Receiver. ,
Robert S. HudgSns
???i'iiij.iiiui-ir..Aw..jKv-w!miiiMisi."i?riinngsjnnm^ 1111111111 in 1111 iiji
'qj n can a mm a
The leading Milliner of the Peninsula. Exclusive Novell ict
are always to be found In our sjlrction of the latest Millinery. The
best hats for the lenst money cm bo found at Burgos'. Each lint
has style and quality, and Is ca-efiniy made. The .wiling quality of
' bats of our production Is attes'ed by tho constantly Increasing pat?
ronage wo enjoy, and our deliveries are always prompt, accounts for
our success. Call to sea Us In the Augusta Unlldlng.
C. If. BURGKS, Proprietor.