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George A. Schmelz and Associates
Bid $87,500 and lake Over Property. NEW COMPANY 10 BE FORMED Purchaser Says He and Others Believe Time Has Come for Local Capital? ists t" Interest Themselves in Pub? lic Service Corporation?Bidding Was Lively. The plant i f the Hampton and Pboe-I bus Gas Company, operated by she] Public Serv.ee Corporation ol Virginia, was purchastd at auction at noon yes? terday, Mr. George A. Schmelz, healj of the banking firm Of Schmelz Broth? ers, Newipcu News, lor the sum ''1 $s, ...im. 'Mr. Schmelz said last night that the jdant was purchased hf local Bank, including hnns-lf, and thux the gc nt !? -I men interested will ionn an argaalaa-1 tion with the view to g.ving tlH local ?people the best gas at the lowest (BM sible cost. 'The men interested in the deal ?Stil hp .' said Mr. Schmelz, "ate lo? cal men and we thought it time for lo? cal financial men to become interested] in public service corporations." Mr. Schmelz added that there was no tnr h 10 the re|h>rt that Richmond BCM were Interested In the purchase of the plant. As soon as the sale U 0Qn> firmed by Judge Waddill, Mr. (i'clim-lz will form the company that will con? duct Wie plant. Mr. H. L. 6cutu< iz also Is interested in ?aa plant. Crowd Was Present. | When Anctlonesr M. H. Morgan an? nounced that he was ready to KC hre b.ns for the aale of the plant there was a large crowd of interested Specta? tor* In from: of the courthouse. Mr. H. L. Schmelz made the first bid of $2,".mill, whicn was tollowed t>y a bid of $40,00 from Air. Thomas L. .?vlater. Then Mr. William S. Cray, of Philadelphia, one of the largest landholders, entered tne bidding, of? fered $45,000. The bidding was tli-n tak' n up between 'Messrs. Gray and Sclimelz at v.),ui?o a clip, unM the of f-r cached $70.000. Then each bid? der rfferod bids of $l,nuo and finally $.".nii i ach. Reaching $X0.uou the bid? ding dropped to $100 eaoh. until fin? ally ihe plant was knocked down to Mr. Henry L. Schmelz, who said he represented Mr. G. A. Schmelz and as? sociates, at $87,500. in Good Shape. According to Kas experts the print is in good shape and has been excel? lently conducted undrr the receiver? ship of Judge Sidney J. Dudley. Mr. F. H. Marshall, the present manager, has put the plant on a high Insis Messrs. Sv Gordon Cummin*. ?". AyWt Ashby, C. Vernon Spra'ley and Frankel & Fi gen man COMPLETE : OTTFITTIRS THERE'S NO BETTER TIME To.sekct yonr SIMMER SUIT :: Than Right Now! Whether you want It made to order or ready to-wear?doean t matter. -We Are On the Job" Any old way at all. BLUE SERGE ; ?- prettv as anything yon j | ran *et. We have ready-to- | . v ?ai on* for $10.00 and 112.50 that are perfect beauties. If ; ynu want them to order we can j make th*m from ' $20 00 to $50 00 PERFECT FIT Guaranteed Frankel & Eisen man 24 1ST Hampton at 98c Excellent V&lues All New and Attarciive Waist*, representing many different Styles, from the simple tailored kind to the elaborately trimmed Lingerie Waist, some with high neck, some with low neck, some with Dutch Collars. Fasten in front or back, and all have the stylish long sleeves. All popular materials are represented?Lawn, India Lin? en, Batiste. Nainsook, Dimity and Percales. Dar 6M tie A. Iicwls, the commission' rfl of th<- sale, were pleased with I hi price the .plant brought, and there seems rto !>e tjittfJ reason to suppos that Janice TiaaVtltl will eoeJhiai the sale. The commissioners will subm.t their rriKirt to the court today. ret> emnienuing the acceptance of the bid. Judge Dudley has conducted and opctated the plant for the past seven? teen months as the receiver under the 1'nited SI ites court. Social-Personal An attractive wedding was solemn? ized in the Hampton Haptlst church at 8 o'clock last ? voning. w hen Was. Hrace Garland Cosby, the first daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Cos? by, became the bride of Mr. Hubert S. Hudgins. Jr. The church was beauti? fully decorated and was filled trass, Ithe doors to the pulpit with friends the young people. Rev. K. IVndletou | Jones, 1). P., was the officiating minis ter, and Miss (',r;.c Cunningham pre? sided at the organ. Miss Gents, I>?avelle Cosby, wnol will shortly become a bride, attended I her sister as maid of honor, wnile) Mrs. J. Martyn .Seifert, wife of thf chaplain at the National Soldiers Home, was the matron of honor. Thel bridesmaids, who wore becoming | gowns of shell musseline satin, trim? med in gold lace, cut princess, and| carriid bouquets of maiden hair fern, were Misses Rena Cosby, Hilda | Schmelz. Ruth Schmelz, Fannie Col lieir and Annie Woodward, of Hamp? ton, and Elizabeth warles Harmond. of Washington. The bride wore handsome gown of ivory" white duch<-ss| satin, trimmed in old kaec, with orange blosacTtis holding her veil .while the costume of the maid of honor w-as of Nile green messcline satin, em? broidered in lace. Mrs. Neifrrt was becomingly attired in a gown of green satin, trimmed in silver and real lace. Cipfain Charles Coilb-r. a cousin of the groom, was the i<est man and the the groonsmcn were Messrs. Francis F. Causey, C. Vrrnon Sprat ley. Robert A. Holt, Oeorge Massenberg, and i>r Henry Collier, of Hampton, and Mr W. V Wrignt, of Norfolk. Following the marriage Mr and Mrs. Hudgins left for Id Point, where tney boarded the strainer for an ex? tended visit m the N'ortn. Cpon their return her?- th?y will take up their residence at CbesfTVille. the country home of Capt. and Mrs. Robert S. HtKlgins. Sr. ana the ancestral home of Georg?' Wythe. the first chancellor. Miss Cosby came to Hamrfon froml Manchester w-vTal years ago *nd hasl won many friends and her exceteotf vole has given her a <positton !n musi? cal circles M*-. Hodglns, who is a perties- of Messrs C. A- Hchmeli and Henry Lane <?ehm*-li. is w<-|| and favorably known to the yonnrr soriefv set Mr and Mrs Hudtrin* received mane [ handsome aredding gifts Mauster Henry Elliott. Jr.. who was ooersted on three weeks ago at the fHrte hnsnrtwl for appendicitis, has frieen removed to the borne of b'< grandfather. Mr Chas H. Phillips, on Hampton Creek Wanted to Carve Officer Tenor. H'-nry Patterson, colored, at'emp? ed to asaasstnat" OftVer John Tierror J Inst night. first wrth a hatchet and then with a pocket knife, hot thejj ptrarky ofh>. r suod"?-d the negro hy nrlns. at him with Ws revolver Th-i hall weal between Pationton 1 l?*ge and he derided thai it was letter to glee; aw then he nlk-d with lead He wUt be given s trial this aftemonn na th* charae of resisting an ooVer. aMr?wo? . j Inc mm-d-r. and general db?ord?rly ( ftsalwsas lot Wert Oweeo ?free? Very low Ben re R A**"*r?NK PROS REAL ESTATTC |h N Rtag street 17 | N, PHC hospital fund nearly eighteen thousand now With One Team to be Heard From arid Other Sources Uncanvatsed, the Total Is $17,934. With MM team yet to hiiar from ami s< veral prominent men to be ?'??Ii, tho contest to raise SJn.iHHJ tor the erection of a new hospital building at tin- I?ule hotipital closed last ni?ht with the total sum pledged to the fund being $l7.y34. Fox H.ll has not yet made its re? port and there are other sources to !?? heard iroin that will itii<|iii-stloiial>ly bring the amount up to the sum which those in charRe of the campaign Isa.l expected. A committee consisting of Messrs. K. W. Darling, Albert Howe, Howard W. Sauiuicrs, C It, Hewitts, Drs (i. W. McAllister and (i. K. Van riersl.ee was natiexl to si licit the uu tra versed territory ami within the next day or so the cnmpaiKii will ttai with the sum of $2<>.ii<mi having beea fully suhsrriU-d, and the $i;;,,ihmi hospl'al building guaranteed to tills si'di'Mi. The |mst w.y-k has been one of the worst for soliciting purposes imaglna hie, and *yet the canvassers have se ? cured the splendid sum of $17.'.Ot in exactly six working days. This is redBatdJed] aa a testimonial to the gaa weadrji of ans aerajei of tiiis commun ity and as proof of the claim that liaui|itoii docs things when ataS once start-* Out to accomplish a i>ur|Hise. It its claimed that the new hospital H going to b?- the finest of the kind I" the south. It will by far surpass any. tiling in the hospital line outside ol Uta big cities in this country. The tinal reports of the teams work, ing in the <-aii)|Mtlgn are given hetotr: T.-ain No. 1, $?n; Team No. 2. IM; T cam No ::. $?12; Team No. 4. $3.:i*2; Ti am No. $2?K; team N<>. $, $4.">; Team No. 7, $2">4. Total for the day, ?4.717. YOUNG PHILF?llER INJURED IN BAIL GAME Phoebus Player Struck by Ball and Severely Hurt?Taken Home in automobile. During the game of baseball on New Park diamond yesterday alti r nnon between the Hampton Peninsula league nine and Phoebus, Mr. Phillip A. Puller, Jr.. cf PhiH-bus, who w ig catching, was hit by a ball and render? ed unoonsciouts. He was unable to continue In the game and had to be conveyed to his home iu Phoebus in an automobile. Dr. Harry D. Hope, who whs watching the game, lendered med? ical assistance. Mr. Fuller's Injury is a most painful one, although the phy? sician believes that he will be all right again in a day or two. The game resulted in a victory for the league nine by the score of S to 5 Wallace and Cock did the pitching for the leaguers and Britincham was be? hind the bat. Tumey was on the firing line for the visitors and he pitched Rood fall. Wallace struck out six men. Cock thne and Turney seven. Turney gave four bases on balls, and i'ock allowed two to take a walk to Brst. Hampton made six hits off Tur? ney. while the visitors got only four %ff the local twirlers. Hampton had ?lght errors. Owing to the number of persons hat gathers on the fence and around :he hall park dining the games Man ?ger Hewins is arranging to have spc -ial officers attend each content ann to arrest the fans who climb upon the Tence. Saturday Fort Monroe is bookej to nettle with the 'chamrps' of last sea? son on New Park. Taken to Acomac. laMRaaWa Davis, a colored yonth.j who has l?een h> Id in the Hampton tail for several month*, were taken !o Ace-omar Courthouse yesterday, where he will be tried on the charge -f hichway robbery. CEIEBMTEO MECKLENBURG GINGER HE Served vou in any quantity at C.H. WILSON & SON'S Armistead Avenue. 'P one 29*. We sefl it la bottles at $11" per dozen, with in cents reduc? tion for the return of the hot ties We serve rt steo nt nwr soda f'.-ii'am. ?h-rr >"i get the betu drink- in Hampton Green Groceries Today and Tomcrrow Jnet telephone In yonr order* ff yoai want the rh?dcc*t things In groceries, both staple and choicest of everything for our trade C. H WILSON & SON )EBUS A? OL! Dr. Plecker*s Brother Dead. I Dr Waller A. Pbck.r, health offl. <? r "f KlixulK th Cit* .. iiuty. was call, jcd to Staunten y?M. i,l.t\ morning a (? Icgr.tm uuiiouiicui: tin- death nt ihis brother. Mr. Char lea PleckeY. htj I Ph-oker had heon ill several weeks, j Id' in survived by In.-- mother, several sist-. is unit ?fm'> brother. l?r. Pieck SAVOY THEAIRE J. J. LINDSAY. Vansgsr. Beat Moving Pictures: Attractive If lustratsd Songs by Mr. Lindsay. ADMISSION. 5 CENTS. "Charity'1 on your prescriptions Congdon fills them free. Mt lin LOST. lost MAT PIN, WITH si'ONr. settings, bet u. en Presbyterian i linreh and Linden ;i\enue Rounnl If relumed to A. It I lioinpson. lit. IJuden avenue. Ii FOR RENT. [' - TiVk S'l'oltK AN i ware room aho\ c. loealed between Congdou's Hing St..re and T. Kirs ner s clothing Store Apply to MO. A. SCH MKI./, .\r?i'.'il News. Va. FOR SALE. WH BUT. SHU* AM? REPAIR ID Hand Furniture The White Front Auction House, II", W Queen St j rOB SALE OR III'NT ?TWO STORY I and attic frame l> 11 i 1.11 ng on Kb>n . dyke avenue, Phoebus, a. m. I..' fronting |M feet mi Phoebus Hay, containing nine rooaaa and bath, steel range and furnace. flood boating, bathing and fishing. C. B.! WAHONKU. Phoebus. Va. f> t tf j FOR SAI.K -LOCUST ANT> CBDAR Posts, also all other klnils. IHcc trie Saw and Planing Mill. A. M TENNIS. aenprtetOT, foot of Shields street, Hamidou. THERE IS REAL MERIT In k. oils bought at Ihe store where purity 's paramount, and Ihe pure food Inspector gives a clean bill of health after a few minutes in? spection. PRINT LARD 1*111 up in 1 Ib. sipiaru pkgs BJN butler, aoeYIetiieiit lo handle 15c lb HEINZ S Sweet mixed and sweet Clerkin Pickles coiituln no preservations Sold by the measure. Also Ihe stuffed Mangoes THREE SPECIALS In Olives in, 13. 25c bottles, the biggest bottles of goods on the market. Richardson . & Bush .-o.e 5 & 95. Hampton. Va Cid Point and Doulevard Deliveries. J. W. Rowe, Presl'l' ut. J. C. Robinson, Vlce-Pn sldent j LOOK TO YOUR BANK BOOK for help In '.line of financial need Devi dcpotifl mi friends or relatives. Be independent as >on can be If you| .?'tart saving in w in The First Nation al Hank of llnnipton K'ven small| sums Saved tegm,ii 1> amount to great deal in a short time. Save them now and yen won't have to go to friends if misfortune should come to FIRST NATIONAL BANK! HAMPTON. VA. H. H. KIMHKRI.Y. Cashier LOW PRICES FOR C-O-A-L aaBTsanaTaTsaTaTsTB^ ami i ii min sm in ill anus I.???? ii We are offering COAL for Stimmer delivery at greatly reduced prices. For a Limited Period Only NEW, CLEAN COAL JUST UNLOADED; ALL SIZES. 2240 LBS. TO THE TON. TELEPHONE OR WRITE m Melloe. 6o. Incorporated Phone M. Foot of King Street. Uamptou, Va. FOR RENT! Mallnry Avenne . 7 50 Collier St.. 7 rooms. 13?*? Nor'h King St. C.9B ftnek-oe H- >' h . ja.TS Wine Street . 10 00 Queen o'reet . 7 **1 Queen strce- . y on Qn^r-ri street . tea Jackson Stre. : . <?o East llainptna . 1**0 BJa Street . ? ? I^e Str. .-t . II "ft Armistead Aveaae . BBS) Holt Street . 7o" Elm S'rc.t . c.j* Elm Street . ll.oa STORES. S King Street. Can West Qneen . 20 a* East Queen Rlreei. I2JM Rsst Qn-eo street. 2e.ee TO LOAN??2.000 to S20JXJ0?First Mortgage Rral Estate. FOR SMK DRRIRXRI.F CH A PEL Fl REET HOMK AT A IIAR C,\fN FOR \ Qt'fCK SAIJ5. Id-ISIRABLE VIClORIA A V EN I E HOME FOR $1.700. The Phillips-Lackey Co., M. O. LACKEY, Manager Real Estate. Bents. L'sjns. Bor.aV TIRE INSURANCE?AUCTIONEERS. IS E Onsen Stiert. HAMPTON. VA. D POINT. IkMI Kntrau.r. IS N. klnf Si reel Motu Kalma <?, \i H \V Oi;Mn etraet PARA50LS An extensive assortment of new stylos In our assortmont of Bummer l'aiusols We are snowing a varied and well lelected line for IM laliW varying In Mftee from OntDollar to Five. Parasols for tin' little girls In almost any color from 25c and up. Ro we's DEPT. STORE HAMPTON, VA. RANSOM BROS. little boy blew come blow your hop.ni hav'n't a bunion.i hav'n't a corn. my FEET AHE A3 EASY - you can'T ? FIND A DnUlSE TM YVLARINC BUSTER RHOWN BLUl". RlbbUN SHOES I OOST SLANt WS? ) *U ? & BUSTER BROWN AND TIGE WILL BE AT OUR STORE FRIDAY, [JUNE 18th AND WILL GIVE AN ENTERTAINMENT FROM 4 TO 5 jo'CLOCK. WE INVITE EVERY BOY ERY BOY AND GIRL. RANSONE BROS. RENTAL LIST 12-hoom hoi'SE. all modern conveniences, VICTORIA AVE. par month $:<r>.00. :< ItOOM HOI'SE, all modern conveniences, larfie yard aud stable l'ext KB st. per month $25.00. l'l-room HOI'SE. bath, electric lights, large porches, good Sot, center s r.. ISaXM per month. 7 ItOOM HOCSE. beautiful yard, NKWVOItT NEWS AVE., $20.00 per month Will install bath as soon as sewer is laid. Kl'KNTSHED HOI'SE OF 12 rooms, all modem conveniences, South King St.. $50.00. Kl HXISIIKD HOI'SE. BUCKROE. 7 rooms on water front for the sesson, $225.0n. OTHER HOt SES ALL SECTIONS. SEE OCR LIST BEFORE RENTING. FOR SALE A ten room house, with bath, electric lights, good lot. for $1600.00, centrally located In PHOBBCS, renting for $15.00. Terms arranged to suit. Nice home of seven rooms on Chapel St.. a bargain at $1675.00. Half acre near car barn and Immediately on the car track for $550. Easy payments. Modern Home on La Salle Ave. for $2700.00, near the car, and on terms that would surprise you. TEN room HOrSE. with bath. In East End. lot about 60x120?In nice shape, for $2J00.uo?$ 150.0t? cash balance $20 (mi per month. M. H. MORGAN ? CO., Nos. 9-11 N. King St. Hampton, Va. HENRY L. SCHMELZ, President. FRANK W. DARLING, Viee-PrcaidenL i Bank OT Hampton HAMPTON, VIRGINIA ITS THE OLDEST AND LARGEST IN EITHER HAMPTON OR NEWPORT NEWS. Capital, - - - $100,000,00 Surplus, ? - - $140,000.00 Deposits Over One Million Dollars! The only <!<?? gna ed dcnos.'sry |n the State of V.rgtnta to East? ern Virginia We make loans on Real Estate?NOT PROHIBITED? as are the National Banks. 4 Per Cent. Interest Paid on Savings Accounts NELSON S. GROOME, Cashier BOAT LOST A bat lean whlrh was ( apsixed on last Wednesday night has not been seen since. R is is feet long, is paint "d red and Is No 27. A reward wIM he paid 'or It* return. McMsnamin & Co. t.vceannATse Hammen, Va. ? ffl IN NEW QUARTERS?Come and see the tsMtffM disa4*y ad POTTO PLANTS, CUT FLOWERS, at Ban HAMPTON FLORAL COMPANY. 4t East Qjren Street; Riten? 29aV M. 9> CUNNINGHAM, Mas FOR CITY SERGEAN r?WALTER E- OM/ENS. i t?kr thia method ef mtmMtg 9mW frtwda for their awgeasrt Bar OKf SenBspart, antrjeet ?? Iiem ^aiie Pri? mary. Mr record U say iieafMita. 1 m WALTER E> OWEN?.