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15 T War Department May be Asked to Inquire into Veteran Mahaffe/s Death. DR. VANDERSLICE ASKS GOVERNOR TO JOIN HILV Elizabeth City County Coroner, Who Conducted Ir.queate, Desire* Whole Affair Aired?Major Prince Makes Statement About Logan Post s Ac? tion Tuesday Night. The action of John A. Logan Poet, Grand Army of the Republic, in pass? ing resolutions blaming the authori? ties of the town of Phoebu* for the manner in which Veteran Jcseph Ma? haffey ditd at the gate of the Na? tional Soldiers' Home probably will result In an appeil from Phoebus to ihe war department for an cffielal in? vestigation of the unfortunate aftm The Phoebus officers feel that they have been unwarrantly insulted, and dsadrt to have the facts laid before the government and the public. The action of Ixtgan pwt was gen? erally discussed iu Phoebus yesterday, and it was pointed out that all of the officials whose names were signed the resolutions are employed at the home. Some of the Phoelus Grand Army men state that they will b heard from later on. Dr. Vanderslice's Letter. Dr. George K. Vandersllce, coroner of Elizabeth City county, who con? ducted the inquest over tbe body cl Mahaffey. yesterday sent the follow? ing letter to The Dairy- Press: "Phoebus, Va.. Oct.. 27th. 19o;i "To the Editor of The Dally Press: ? '"In view of the action of lxigati Post and the criticism* that have ai peared in regard to the unfortunate case of Jos. H. Mahaffey, we would ??uggest that an investigation be called for, and are willing to join the gov? ernor in requesting that a proper commission be appointed by the war department to make a complete inves tigatlon of this matter and the action' that have preceded and followed th< inquest and publicity of this affair. '"The governor knows what step; are neeessary as a former inspector, and we would like to know whether he will Join us in this proceeding. "G. K. VANDERSLICE. M. D. "Coroner Elizabeth City County Va. Major Prince'a Statement. Major William H. Prince, the veter? an who wae referred to in this iiaper yesterday morning as having stated that those who opposed the resolu? tions adopted by Logan post were not allowed to speak at the meeting, yes? terday gave the following statement to The Dally Press: "National Home. V V. S. Va. "October 27, 1909. "To the Editor Newport News Press: ""I noticed in yesterday's issue of Frankel & Elscnman No Better Time Than NOW m For your Suit or Overcoat. If yon wish the most stylish and up to date Clothes full of "snap and go' ours are JB." Come in today and look around, you'll Und Just what you want here, and you 11 save a nice Five Dollar Bill. GOOD UNDERWEAR, DENT'S GLOVES. SPLENDID SHOES, MARK CROSS GLOVES. HAT*. . m FRANKEL 8 EISENMAN 24 W.yUEEtf STRgfcT Hampton. Va I ?The pesttieet stare la the city " Hampton's Beat Stora. Sweaters FOR WOMEN. $2.00 to $5.00. SWEATERS FOR GIRLS, $1.00 TO $3.00 SWEATERS FOR BOYS. 50c TO $2.00. SWEATERS FOR CHILDREN. 50c TO $1.60. Every good kind and atyle it represented and you can come ith the assurance of gettin absolutely the best value for the price asked. We are exclusive sales agent for the famous "HOLE-PROOF" Stocking* ?6 pairs guaranteed to wear six months or you get new ones in their place. The Press an eitlcle, headed JOHN A. IXJGAN POST. "An my name is mentioned in the matter, I desire to say that 1 was one of the members ot tne Hvuve and Post who attempted to oppose CM resolutions, and with a smashing gave] against me. Amidst passion and discord. I was coni|>el!ed to take my siat. and witness the passing of res? olutions, compromising to the post and very dangerous to the Interest of all concerned. I attended the meet? ing in the hope that seme action would be taken on former Comrade Mahaffey's unfortunate and distress? ing death near the entrance gate of the Home and whoso silent remains now pathetically and mutely appeal for a Christian and eoldlerly action that will do justice in removing his j body from the pauper's coffin and re interring it with siu-h ceremonies that the faithful services to b:s country and his honorable discharges there? from may require, and the laws ot Cod and man demand. ? ? *. "I regret that it is necessary for me to prttrct my own and friends' in? terests in this very complicated, com? promising, and to some extent, dis? honorable matter by using sinkind words. Yet, the truth is mighty and will prevail. Wr.o H. PH1NCB. Ward 9. Hospital. Sergeant Williams Talks. Town Sergeant W. E. Williams, the chief of police of Phoebus, last night declared to The Daily Press repre? sentative that he joined in the move? ment to have the death of Mr. Ma haffey investigated with a good deal1 of pleasure. "The Phoebus police officers are willing and ready to have this mat? ter investigated and stand ready to assist in bringing about a fair and impartial inquiry into all the fads. Sergeant Williams says he and his officers have nothing to conceal and court the most searching investiga? tion from the army authorities. Exciting Finish at Acqueduct. (By Associated Press). AOQCEDUCT. N. Y.. Oct. 27?In in exciting finish Hrauroup and Wise Ma.-on ran a d*ad heat in the Stony brook selling stakes, one mile and a sixteenth today they were the only atarters in the nue and the purse was divided. Wise Mason Can out the pio and led well into the stretch, when Creevy brought Hcaucoup on the outside. All through the final furl n*' both h'?r- s were under a terrific drive and finhrhed so clone to? gether that ihe judges were unaNe to separate them. TIGERS WIN BY CLOSE SHAVE. Good Pitching in Game at Jackson? ville, Fla. JACKSONVILLE. FLA. Oct. 27 ? Chappie and WiUett. both pitched bril? liant bell today, the Tigers winning. 4 to 2 A feet ere of the nweae area the fielding and bettln? of Kennedy, who prayed k?ft field for the locals. Score: R H E Detroit .. .. j i . i a i 7 j Jacksonville . nee im gen?2 7 $ Batt?r1rB Willen and Schmidt. Chappie ?nd Roth Time. I > I m tt^re. Bailey. Semoeet CnnOy 45 Ce.Mt Per pound at the JOHVRO-. Drug *ore J F Glhhoney manager TwVs supply won t last long jg Make a hoeae coaasortabte and root wife happy Better new Mr Mar 1 N, PH( PLEASANT DAY SPENT BY KING'S DAUGHTERS I Business Meeting Followed by Visit to Normal School and Reception at Cedar Hall. The wound day s session of <nt Bfteeiith annual convention of the| King * Daughters and Sons or Vir? ginia was called to elder In old St John's Episcopal cl. irch at II o'clock y.sterday morning. The session *a? devoted to hearing reports from the .arlous committee* and state secre? taries as well as the union i-ccr-tar tea. The credential committee made He report, showing that i?3 delegates are In attendance, but that the con ventkn Is entitled to 197 votes on the putters of interest The Informal bal lot for nomination of officers was I taken also. Visit Normal School. During the afternoon the visiting ladles were taken to the Hampton Normal school, where they were shown over the great institution for the editca'ion of the negro and Indian. The visit proved one of great interest and pleasure to the visitors. Mr-. Darling's Reception. Probably the mcst delightful fes ture ?.f the convention came last night when the delegates were the guests of Mrs Frank Wilkinson Darling, at Cedar Hall, at a reception) from ? 30 to 9:3t> o'clock. Mrs. Dar-, ling, one of the most gracious and I charming hostesses In Hampton, had) arranged a delightful musical program j and the occasion proved an evening solid enjoyment to the convention folks. The convention will meet again Ibis Bat rning In a business session, whilt the election of officer* r?id selection | of the mxt meeting place will come just before the adjournment tonight. HOLT STREET DWELLING DAMAGED BY BLAZE I Fire of Unknown Origin at Herne of j Jesse Topping?Water In junee Furniture. Fir-- of an unknown origin, did con sldtrable damage to the residence of Mr. Jesse Topping. In Holt street, shortly after 9 o'clock la>t night. The blaze started in the kitchen and when discovered had gained much headway. An alarm was turned ? and the West End Hose Company quickly responded, while the general alarm was answered hurriedly by the Hampton firemen. The building, which is a 4wo story frame house j and owned by Mrs. Annie Topping, was damaged by both fire and water. Mrs. Tcpping carried 190H insurance the building. There was no In? surance on the furniture owned by Mr. Topping, wost of which w-as dam? aged by water. Mr. Coles, who cccupied a l?art of the house, also had his furniture dam. 3ged by water. Just how the fire surfed is not I known, but the firemen found ?hat | the gas was burning in the gas stove. SERGEANT HURD'S BODY SENT TO MAX MEADOWS Dead Artilleryman Will be Laid to Reat Near Old Home at Roanoke. The remains of Sergeant Garland I H. Hurd, who was killed by the dump] train near Battery DeRussey at Fort ( Monroe Tuesday night, were forward? ed lo his former home in -Max | Meadows. Vs.. for burial yesterday afternoon. The military fnrnerat Ser? vice? were conducted in the fort bapel and the body was < scorfed to I the Chesapeake ? Ohio station by the [ members of the Sixty-ninth company. It was !earn< d yesterday that | Serg?anf Hind's father had died only aboot a month ago and that he leaves ) a mother and several ?isters. who now j live in Max Meadows. MEETING POSTPONED Merchants' Association to Convene | Tomorrow Night. Tbe m-etfng of the Retail Mr -hams' Ansocsatkwi called for tonight jhas rw?a postponed until toeaorrow evening The ehsnge was made In [order that the merchants belonging to Hampton ixidc of Elks may at 'cad Elks night a* the farr this eve*, ins: In Arm? ry hall T. M. Green Win* Handicap. (By Aaaorlated Pres*.) CINCINNATI OHIO. Ort Tl.?T. M Green showed his capacity todaj by winning the handicap at I >at on Is | Ira a driving finish froaa a good lu_ He aaade the pace all the way and had enough sprrif to call the chat lange of AI Maller and Madman Take* th* Chill Off Vrnir rones ia a few minutes hv simp? ly twmrsg on the j>t tf yoa have I gas h*afer )EBUS I ?"?"??<?? ??? ".-'% ! Social-Personal Ofjk mi ih?- prettiest weddings >??" has taken "place in the Hampton Baptist church ?a? ''""I 0? Mr. Claude Vernou Sprat lc> hM ?*??? Kl.-sha Annie Woodward, which *aa ?iniailawa] at t O'clock bant owning The church was decorated In the color scheme mi ycllo? and white and wa.s or. wiled 10 the doom with a lashii.nal.lc audience Re?, J. W. Mun.ll >. of Pucoiuck. CRjT, Md . wlio tnairied the parents of the bride, offi? ciated at the wedding Mis* Wood ward waa attend, d b) Mrs. Oenrg*) Lsg Kixque, of the KaiHre Sin re. an nawtron of honor, and Mfcaj Sarah Wailes, ?>f onaiu-o. k. aa maid Pi hon. r. Th" bridesmaid*, attired in white crepe de eben, over taff-ta and carrying yellow chfj s.uilheiuufus. were Miaue* Birdie Lee Wapl. a. Sadie Fletcher, of the K?stern Shore: Hir.lle Peek. Livinla Holt. Huth | Sellin? Iz aud Katie Whiting, of Hamp tin. The usher* wen MeaOTI Shield j .Mel'andHuh. of Middles-* o. nni>, Samuel Waples. of (fee Knsi.m Shore, and Philip Woodward, Robert | MefRii.il -!i R. A Holl and Stanley Brtatkhfy, of Hjuipi?n. and Si later | Hlai'kls'. ii. of Richmond The bride wore a becoming gown of white satin, trituniid in pearls, while her veiled was caught with mange blossom:; She carried a shower .pimpn t of rc-ses and lilies of the valley The matron ot In nor md the m:ud of hon. r were attired in yellow Crepe de chine over white taffeta and carried vvhlte chry? santhemums Mr. and Mrs. Spratley left last even-] lag. for a visit In New York. Wash Inglon and Baltimore and will return | here next Tuesday The young couple received many handsome wedding | gifts. Mr. Spratley is vice president or| the Hampton city council; attorney for the town of Phot baa, a:td a mem | Ler of 4he Hampton bar. Mrs. Spr.it ley is the first daughter of Mr and Mrs Wllllani Wallace W'oodwaru and is accounted among the moot pillar of the younger gastet* girls in Hamilton. Mr. R Samuel Cnflfllgad and Miss Hett Anne Kloxoni. |H>pular young paogsle of Fox Hill, were married In the Fix Hill Methodist church at i"? o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rey. J. H. Amiss. Miss Pearl Hloxom at tended her sister as maid of honor, md Mr, Robert Peak?, of Hampton,, was best man. The ushc-r? were*! Messrr. Norman Illcxom. Roy Cope land. K Copeland and John Obn y. Following the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Hloxom came to Old Point, where! they took 'he steamer for e visit in | Washing!.>n and ether points. Mr. Thomas Cleveland Lewis and Mr?s Ava Ullian Dunton. both of near Hanifton. was granted a license to marry by Clerk of the Courts H. H. Holt yesterday. The wedding took place last evening. j Mr. and Mrs Robert Marcus are spending several weeks in New York city. Mrs. "Warren Hall has left for a visit of several weeks with her sister | in New York Mrs. John W. Brown, of Norfolk. | is the guest of her sinter. Mrs. H. Clay Rees, in West End. during the| week of th- Kings Daughters con? vention. ? In the Circuit Court yesterday suit Mr absolute divorce was instituted by Edir.ond Allen against Mary AI-1 l?n. aegToes. J. Tboraaa Newaome, a negro lawyer of Newport News. Is the attorney for the plaintiff. Mrs. H C Qulsenberry. of Rich mond. is ?he guest of her ns'?n'>-' Hr and Mrs b V. Shackelford, 1? Hampton Bethel la Pined. A w. Betbei was fined $2 and coats by Maaristrate .1 W?rter Smith last night on the charge of disorderly cor.duct Samoset Candy 45 Cents Per pound at the JOHNSON Drug Store. J F <;ibboney. manag<>r. This supply wen t last long 2S. Ask Mr. Marshall. He knows that a gaa beater la Just the thing for happiness, pleasure and lemfort in a home 2. "Charity on your preaenptvons. Oasjsjtoa ffls them free. tf. r Automob Jost ihm snapr HnavrT Hats and a oomple BUROES' HILl OPPOSITE OLD STAND. - Join the Happy Lot Mv having h gas hciiter placed In your home 2 *OR RENT. KOK HBN i - TWO NH'FLY m R iiishod front room* with every mod e ru coin eniciu ?? ?'all or g4MggSg ItJ Hope $L. Pfcaaawa, \'a. UK i H. MASSKY. 3U. WANTED. WAN'Tinv YIM \?i LADY TO /.ift ?a mumlm ekm at KTJLLt <'>>< Kato i >iiik pan H W A a T Kit - KVKRYHODY T<> watch our windows from Oct. 18 to 23rd for CM NtimH Deinunstra lion Don t fail to bm It Li:k i'm TKKSO.v HARDWARE CO. 34 W Queen St tf FOR SALE. FOIt SALE BWBKT t'ltKAM sweet milk and m uh: milk i h livery twice dally to imy part of city F S CTRTIS, 203 I?' street, l'holie 222 11-2.v r OR SALE?TO QCICK RI YKR. houae and lot Ml Armistead Ave Modern improvements and out building* Hampton, Ya. Apply .1 B. CROCKETT tf. IF YOU WANT A QUART. HALF gallon or any quantity cf good oys? ter* or clams, rail Phone 13S or send to HCDGIN'S' DOCK. Hampton, ?3-3m. Fruits! I We have them. GRAPES 15c BASKET, : PINEAPPLES, ORANGES. APPLES. PEACHES, PRESERVING PEARS, CANNED GOODS. New Packed. | LARGE WHITE ASPARAGUS. : ASPARAGUS TIPS. ROYAL ANN COLIFORNIA 5 CHERRIES. CALIFORNIA LEMON CLING I PEACHES, Vegetables! | We have a full line today?call s ? ? in early. ; Phont 296. Hampton,V^. \\ 129 Armistead Ave. C. H.Wilson I & Son. Four seat phaeton and har- j ness for sale. ,. j Meridale Butter ? la recognized as the very m best Butter churned; made at the celebrated Men dale Farm. just outside New York city, with milk from registered Jersey cows, its the butter thats all butter and noth? ing but butter: its higher in , price than other kinds, but ore thai will convnce you that its worth more. Sells for 50c per pound: put up in half pound prints. Try a pound of our 25 cent Coffee, positively the best value ; we have ever seen in Coffee. Richardson & Bush Phones, 5 k 95 Hampton. Vs. Old Point and Boulevard Deliveries. 1/cord Dry Pine ff4 cr or Oak Wood : >' Jl/ F. C. Jones 240 Chapel ft Hampton. ile Veils! iie?t thing out. te linn of new Knowing*. .INERY STORE tS EAST OUEEN ST. D POINT. '?? ;? i ? ? ? ? - - ,. Aaaat tialraacc, IJ North klag SUmI Main ??WS??*, 12.14 West Ouera gfrssl WHITE WAISTING! 25c. a Yd. Twaatfy styles In this ui'W STTrrtwnal of fresh and pretty Mer? cerized i'tiiion \\iiisfinr. Jnid come in last week and every pattern in the entui tui is slaspiy hegetJful. Jual rhe proper rti for a fall Rowe's Department Store RANSONB l.tKOTIIKKS Suit Department Replenished Livery Day 25 LADIES SUITS. NEWEST EFFECTS J'JST RECEIVED. Ladies Ready '.jwear Suits . .$10 to $35. Ladiea' Fitted Coats.110. $15. $20 Ladiea* Ram Coats.$5. $8. $10. RANSONE BROTHERS 8-10 W. QtiHHTi gtrtwt HAMPTON. VIRGINIA IF STYLE and REASONABLENESS IN PRICE COUNT ANYTHING WITH YOU IN THE SELECTION OF YOUR ' HATS OR BONNETS. THEN YOU WILL BUY YOUR MILLINERY THIS FALL AT MRS. I. M. STACEY COLLIER BUILDING. EAST QUEEN ST. Chesapeake Mill Co. Dealers In Sash. Blinds. Doors Rough and Dressed Lumber ' iSS?" PHONE No. set ^rflf! R. H. Richardson & Son, Props. Small Orders Will Receive Especial Attention _J HENRY L. SCHMELZ, FRANK W. DARLING. President. Vice-President. i?ankOf Hampton HAMPTON, VIRGINIA IT? THE OLDEST AND LARGEST IN EITHER HAMPTON OR NEWPORT NEW?. Capital, - - - $100,000.00 Surpius, - - - $140.000.00 Deposits Over One Million Dollars! The only designated depositary in the State of Virginia to East em Virginia. We make loans on Real Batate?NOT PROHIBITED? as are the National Banks. ', 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings Accounts NELSON S. GROOME. - - - Cashier GBO. W. PHILLIPS. THOS. L. SCLVfKR. DO YOU WANT A HOME? We win build you at oe.ee a *?i*) dollar dwelling and furnish the hat ir you have $.tmi See as as we a re only gotng to build flive at priaeat, FOR SALE?Desirable mode Pg residence. K?ng street, small eaah imvment ard balance to suit FOR RENT?II sere fsrro with 7 rr-oie dsHHnc and bars, 2-4 mil? from eenter of ei'r. $1" i>er month Houses sad hws for sale and rent tn all sertina* of ctty. PHILLIPS & SCLATER REAL ESTATE. RENTAL AND INSURANCE. BONDS. MONEY LOANED ON REAL ESTATE. NO. g ?OUTH KINO STREET. PHONC 50. HAMPTON. VIRGINIA.