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VOL. Ill, ISO. 289.
110 CAN PLAY ?TII
Or the Game of the Plaint'ff
N.wpon N ni ai d (till Polin Kuilw.iy &
liltflr'lr l'..ui|i:iU3 ?VIII N .! l.aj Any
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the I. iiii ? -nil Ij.
Tt is a game that two can play at.
this thing of going to law, the truth
of which proposition, the Newport News
and Old Point Railway and ~ Electric
Company discovered yesterday.
The city through its Mayor, Mr. A.
A. Moss, has applied for, arid obtained
from Judge T. J. Harham, of the Cor?
poration Court, an injunction restrain?
ing the company from laying any more
Hacks or making any further additions
to its lines upon the streets of Newport
News until further order of the court,
the grounds for the injunction, briefly
stated, being that the company has
failed to comply with the ordinance
granting it the franchise, in that it did
not begin work in the time required,
and did not consult the Street Commit?
tee, or act under the direction of the
City Engineer, as provided.
When it became known that the
street railway company had sued the
city for $20.000 damages, in connection
with iis suit against Contractors Ho?
nan. surprise and not a little indigna?
tion war- expressed by the people, and
v. in n the news of the granting of this
injunction reaches them, the general
impression will be that there are others
who know a thing or two about bring?
The street railwav ordinance was
adopted on the 10th or April, last, be?
coming a law ten days later without
the Mayor's signature. The time given
for the road to begin work was six
months from the time of the charter
becoming a law, the limit expiring Oc?
tober 29lh, on which date, in an effort to
save the franchise, the company hastily
laid ties ott Twenty-fifth ?treet, and.
later on. jiuI them in on Thirty-fourth
street, the two thoroughfares, by the
way. on which the main sewers were
to be laid.
In doing this work the company, it
is charged, neglected to consult the
Street Committee, as required by the
ordinance, it being the business of the
Commit toe to say what streets work
should be begun on. and to direct the
City Engineer to see that the proper
lines were regarded.
The Mayor at the time, consulted the
Commonwealth's Attorney, and decid?
ed to take no action, heing convinced
that the railway company 'N, T / -> ' I l
for the city to stop the wy . V ? /'L"a"'ol
having an excuse for as m#3S& 8 -,ye''e/j
might be the result of sue; (4* aJ
Asked yesterday wheth. .could
"have applied for the injuneilon in any
event, the Mayor; said that he thought
ho would: that he never had admitted
that the road had any rights under the
franchise since October 29th. i.nd had
so informed Mr. S. lt. Ib gester, attor?
ney for the company, when the .atter
proposed, not long ago. to take up tiie
work on Twenty-fifth and Thirty-fourth
streets and relay it at the company's
expense, in order to facilitate the work
At any rate, the application for the
injunction was made late yesterday af?
ternoon, and Judge ?arhum granted it.
The bill is complete review of the
case, and tells the storv well. It is as
Mayor of the City of Newport News.
vs. IN CHANCERY.
Newport News, and Old Point Railway
and Electric Company.
To the Honorable T. J. Bit-ham. Judge
of the Corporation Court of the City
of Newport News:
Humbly complaining showeth unto
your Honor your complainant, A. A.
Moss, the following case:
That he is the Mayor of the City of
Newport News, duly elected and quali?
fied as such; that as such Mayor it is
his duty, under the charter of the said
city, to enforce the ordinances and laws
thereof and to protect the property,
privileges and rights of the said city,
and to take such action on behalf of the
same as may prevent any encroachment
upon the same, or the erection or main?
tenance of ft public nuisance in said
city. That the Newport News and Old
Point Railway and Electric Company
is a corporation created by and existing
under the laws of the State of Virginia;
that said company is authorized by
its charter to construct, maintain and
operate a street railway line along cer?
tain routes set out therein: that one
of the conditions upon which the said
right was granted by the State of Vir?
ginia, which is set out in the said char?
ter of the said company, is that it shall
not construct, maintain or erect its
tracks, poles, wires and other appli?
ance.-, en or along the streets or ave?
nues of said city except and until the
said right, privilege and franchise so
to do shall be granted by the duly au?
thorized agents of said city: that. In
pursuance of said condition in said char?
ter, by an ordinance of said city, pass?
ed on the 19lh day of April, 1S98, a cer?
tified copy of which is filed herewith,
marked "exhibit A." and prayed to be
taken as a part of this bill, the right,
privilege and franchise was granted to
the said company to construct, lay and
maintain its tracks, poles and wires
along and upon certain streets of said
city, described in said ordinance, for
the purposes of a street railway, upon
certain conditions, limitations and pro?
visos therein set out; that one of the
conditions and limitations in the said
ordinance provides that the work of
constructing said railway shall be com?
menced within six months from the
time of the passage of the said ordi?
nance and diligently prosecuted to com?
pletion: ami another of the conditions
and limitations in said ordinance pro?
vides that, the tracks of the said rail?
way shall be laid on such portion of
said streets as shall be designated by
the City Engineer and the Committee
on Streets of the Common Council of
Your complainant avers and charges
that, notwithstanding the said condi?
tions and limitations, the said company
totally failed to commence said work
within six months from the passage of
said ordinance, or to apply to said Com?
mittee and City Engineer to have them
duly and legally designate the portions
of said streets to be used by the said
company, and your complainant alleges
and charges that because of the fail?
ure of the said company to commence
said work within the time specified in
said ordinance, it has no right,
privilege or franchise to use any of the
streets or avenues of said city as des?
ignated in said ordinance, or to con?
struct, erect and maintain its tracks/,
poles, wires and appliances along, over
and lipon any of said streets and ave?
nues. Your complainant alleges and
charges that the City Engineer and
Committee on Streets of the Common
Council of the said city have never
designated any portion of any street or |
avenue along and upon which the
tracks of said company may be laid:
that the said Engineer and Committee
have never been duly and properly re
ciuested or applied to for the purpose as I
aforesaid, as is required by said ordi- \
Your complainant alleges and charges
that, notwithstanding the facts herein
beforementioned, the said Company ic
now laying and constructing its tracks
in, along and upon certain streets and
avenues in said city, to-wit. on Twen?
ty-fifth street, between Washington
and Lafayette avenues: Thirty-fourth
street, between Lafayette and Virginia
avenues, and on Lafayette avenue in
said city, without any lawful author?
ity therefor. Your complainant charges
that the said company by the laying of
tracks and ties in. along and upon the
streets and avenues aforesaid, greatly
retards and impedes the public in haul?
ing, riding, driving and walking in and
along the said streets and avenues to
the great damage and common nuisance
of all of the good people of said city,
as well as all other persons desiring to"
pass and repass in and along the said
streets and avenues: that the laying of
said tracks and ties In. along and upon
the streets and avenues aforesaid, in
the manner aforesaid, will greatly ob?
struct and impair the use of the said
streets and avenues and will altogether
prevent the free and uninterrupted use
of the said streets am! avenues |o per?
sons passing and repassing thereon.
And the said company will, as your
.?ompiainant believes, go on and com?
plete the said tracks and laying of
1 ties in. along and upon the said
?c-ts and avenues aforesaid unless
restrained and enjoined from so doing
the order of this Honorable Court.
And now so it js, may it please your
Honor, that the said company, its at?
torneys, agents, engineers, workmen
and servants persist in continuing to
construct the said tracks In, along and
upon the said streets and avenues
aforesaid, in the manner aforesaid, and
contemn the authority or the city of
Newport News and the well defined
common rights of the citizens thereof
to the free and uninterrupted use of the
streets and avenues aforesaid, and.
reckless of tue great, immediate and
irreparable injury which your com?
plainant and all other citizens of said
city will lie subjected to and sustain
thereby. And they claim the tight to
do so and persist in their determination
to construct the said tracks in. along
and upon the said streets and avenues
as aforesaid, in the manner aforesaid,
and continue the work of actually con?
structing the same, and pretend to give
out that they have the authority and
are warranted in so doing, the contrary
whereof your complainant, as Mayor of
said city, charges to be Hue. all which
actings and doings and pretenses are
contrary to equity and good ennsoier.ee
ajid tend to the manifest wrong, injury
and oppression of your complainant and
to the public wrong and nuisance of all
of the citizens of the said city passing
and repassing in. along and upon said
streets and avenues.
Tn tender consideration whereof and
'forasmuch as your complainant is
?H ibil.V'lU "u,c "?',rt 'if Chancery,
;s/.Tremat. Kerseys. ThfSSSfiy
fcognlzable. . > i - / pravs
that the NewpU'e t tie CllOHld Point
Railway and Elc^.)n .v^.i-y. its at?
torneys, agents, engineers, workmen
and servants be enjoined and restrain?
ed from constructing their railway
track in, along and upon any of the
streets and avenues of the said city and
that such other and further relief may
be grained to your complainant as is
adapted to the nature of his c.;se and
agreeable to equity and good con?
science. And that the said company
may be required to answer, said bill,
but not upon oath. And may n Sum?
mers issue against tin- Newport News
and Old Point Railway and Flo-trio
Company. And your complainant will
ever pray, etc.
J. K. M. NEWTON', p. q.
The Mayor made oath tn this bill
before his brother, Mr. W. T. Moss, Jus?
tice of the Peace, and Judge Harham
issued the following order:
Upon the complainant. A. A. Moss.
Mayor of the city of Newport News,
and acting for the said city, as its duly
authorized agent, having entered into
and acknowledged a bond with good
security, in the Clerk's office of the
Corporation Court of the city of New?
port News, before the Clerk of said
Court, in the penalty of five hundred
dollars, conditioned to pay all costs
and damages which shall be awarded
against the said city in case the in?
junction herein mentioned shall bo dis?
solved, an injunction is granted in pur?
suance of the prayer of the bill within
contained to restrain and prohibit the
within named Newport News and Old
Point liailway and Electric Company,
its attorneys, agents, engineers, work?
men and servants from constructing the
track of the said company in, along
and upon any of the streets of the said
city until the further order of the
T. J. BATiHAM, Judge.
To the Clerk of the Corporation Court
of the City nf Newport News.
The bond was furnished with Mr. .1.
M. Curtis. City Treasurer, as surety.
The papers were served by City Ser?
geant Milstend on Mr. W. TL Scull, who
has charge of the freight business of
the road, and so the ease stands. The
motion to make the injunction perma?
nent will probably he argued at the
January term of the Corporation
The fight between the city and the
street railway company is on. and only
time can develop the result.
A CONSCIENCELESS I,1JO.
Alleged Practical Joke of a Idiotic
Whenever a creature bearing the sem?
blance of humanity, but with a mental
calibre so small that he is tumble to
distinguish the difference between right
rtnd wrong is found, one wonders why
he has not been placer] either in an asy?
lum or the penitentiary, whore ho can?
not do other people bodily or moral
harm. The only scientific explanatian
ever offered for the existence of such
incarnations is the missing link theory,
which provides for an animal whoso
'?audal appendage has been transferred
to Iiis oars.
To this catagory must eortnlidy be?
long the smart Aleck who oallod up the
Daily Press over tin- telephone Friday
night and gave it (he item which np
; eared in Saturday's issue bearing the
caption "Rosenblot-Keiser." and stat?
ing that Miss Annie Ros -nblot and Mr.
Kelser would be married December 7th.
The English language is loo limited
and the postal regulations too severe,
ti permit an adequate expression of the
contempt that must be felt for the crea?
ture who would wantonly perpetrate
such a lie at the expense of others: for
such it is, an uncalled for. inexcusable
lie, as the Daily Press is informed, and
the originator of it will hear something
further about it to his possible discom?
fiture, but to the benefit of the commu?
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus,"
To all their friends.
Itazaar. Washington avenue, opposite
PostoffhSe. de 3-lt
ery of the Barge Quinne
ANCHORED IN THE OCEAN
Ui'siriinl by All Itiu liio i: >r. The Troguu
Aumi|>le<t '?> Tow li-r to IV.ri s:nt
t-nil il. H i.y Iii;] i lit- Urrw
Th<s staunch barge Qiiinnebaug did
not go down in the great storm, as
reported, bin is now Moating about in
the Atlantic ocean somewhere, probably
several humired miles in an easterly
direi lion from this port.
The barges Qiiinnebaug and Helicon,
loaded with 1,500 tons of coal. In tow of
the tug Ocean King, left .Norfolk on the
.:..th of November for Hath. Me. At the
same time, th.can tug Luckonbnch
left Norfolk for Providence, towing the
barge Corsica, which was loaded with
I.C?0 tons of coal.
Friday night the following dispatch
was sent out from New York:
??When about thirty-five miles
off Carnegat, the Corsica broke
from her tow and went down, follow?
ed by the Helicon. The Qiiinnebaug.
being the rear tow of the Ocean iking,
was lost sight of when the Helicon
went down, and the two tugs put back
to Norfolk. It was learned today that
the Quinnebaug went down Sunday
night off Scotland Lightship."
Bui the Qiiinnebaug did net sink.
What actually did happen to the barge
is not known at this time, and may not
lie known for some lime. The events
which succeeded the parting or the
hawse,-, however, may be surmised,
for the vessel has been found and lost
Tie- British tramp steamer Trojan,
which is cltarterd by the Donaldson
Line, and plies between this port and
Glasgow.carrying a general cargo,came
in yesterday. Captain Torkildsen, re?
port-d that when about 200 miles out
from Hamilton Roads, ho found the
Qiiinnebaug anchored at sea, riding
easily, and in a condition almost per?
fectly sound. She was not leaking, and
apparently, iiad nothing at all the mat?
ter with bet*.
Signals not being responded to. he
boarded the vessel, and discovered that
there was nut a living tiling aboard her.
except n cat, which was taken aboard
Il was decided to attempt to tow the
barge into this port, and this could
have been dene with ease but for the
fact that h-.-r rudder bail been jammed
bard to port and could not be righted.
Captain Torkildsen sent a crew
aboard, gut up steam in her engines,
raised the anchors, attached a hawser,
am! start, il into port. Cut he found
tli-tl ""'"'"vnld make no progress at all.
After ToilngnTiT^n '- tlu; [u'
Lilo attempt the hawser pnitea, aiu'rfiie
barge was left to her fate.
It is something of a mystery why the
crew sin ulil have left the barge. There
was plenty to eat ,?-. board, and she
looked, the Captain said, just like a
bous,. that had been left, all in order.
The fact that the bar"., was anchored
and other-reasons, make it almost be?
yond question that the crew was taken
.?ft' by some passing vessel, most prob?
ably a sailing craft, else something
would have been heard fron, them bc
V. M. C. a. NOTES.
Heating Apparatus In After a Long
After a delay of nearly two months.
: he steam heating apparatus for :ii.
Voting Men's Christian Association aus
arrived and yesterday tin work .-.f p! ic?
ing it in was completed. The apparatus
is guaranteed to heat a hundred and
twenty gallons an hour, which is con?
sidered sufllcieni t.i supply ilie assoi ia
tion at present. This gives two sho'ver
baths and two nibs, hot and c ad water.
The gymnasium is now complete wiih
the exception of lockers which will be
put in -is =- -en r p .ss l r r-l'.et s
gym. Is .im-of th,- best, though small in
the Stale. Everything in it is of the
best quality obtainable, and nothing is
added that does noi come up to the
Th,- gas heaters for th..- school ro m -
and dressbig rooms have also b. en pit,
in. and will go far toward conducirir, to
the comfort of the members and pupils.
In lieu of tit:- regular afternoon serv?
ice today, the v. M. i ?. a. w ill combine
its services with tin- mais-me: ling > >:
i rcises to lie held at Washington Avenue
Methodist Church at ':, !'. M. to be con?
ducted by Rev. I.:. D. Bailey, president
of the Central Mission. Washington I),
i'. Mr. Bailey arrived yesterday and is
the guest while In re of Mr. Ed. M. li.ilt.
At 2:30 I'. M. tin- regular Heys Meet?
ing will be he'd. This will be condtlc'ed
as usual I.y tlu- superintendent. Mr. O.
C. Kent. The occasion will be an inter?
esting one tor the hoys, as Mr. Kent wili
illustrate his remark-- with chemical
experiments, for which reason his ad?
mass is entitled "The Chemical Bet et
ive." In ibis address Mr. Kent will
show how there is sin in everybody, and
that Ha- gospel will find that sin - ut.
As t.- the character of the experiments,
the boys will have to sec th- m to um er?
A meeting of the Board of Directors
or th.- association will be held Monday
night, ami at il a number of matters of
importance will come up for considi ra
? As the holiday season approaches the
thoughts o:' the master domo, as well
; is tiiose "f the good ! ousev.lse. turn to
the subject of providing the family lar?
der with Christmas cheer, in prepara?
tion far the Yul.-tide dinner. In nearly
every home the table and cookery ivlll
call for spirits or liquors of some kind.
Tiu- Newport News Wine ami Liquor
Co.. D. c, Ashhy, manager, whose ad?
vertisement appears in another column,
carries ft complete slock of "w- t goods"
<>r every doseripiion. and the'r selling
prh es at" such as to .nab! all to si ick
the familv buffet with tin- cup that
cheers. This firm handles every grade
?f goods :tnd ?? prepared to cntAr to the
palate and purse of the rich and the
POLICE BOARD MEETING.
The Board of Police Commissioners
will meet in regular session next Wed?
nesday evening. Among other business
that will come before it will be. i: is
said, a charge against Officer S. W. Old
dings preferred by Mr. Lookins, the sa?
loon keeper that Officer Giddipgs knock?
ed down some time ago for calling him
a liar, or using words to that effect.
Beave your orders at Newport News
Bakery today for Ice Cream and
Charlotte Russe, to be secured Thanks?
giving Day. Finest in the city. nov-22tf.
VA., SUNDAY, S)
SAM HALL'S CASK.
Only One Witness Finished With. E. L.
Whit more on the Stand.
When tlie Comity Court convened at
Warwick yesterday with Judge Baker
1*. Lee on the bench, th" huge room
was filled with interested spectators,
gathered to witness what promises to bv,
one of the most sensational murder
trials in the history of the county, that
of Sam Hall, the negro saloon keeper
charged with the murder of one soldier
and tin; wounding of another.
The entire morning was occupied with
preliminaries?the hearing of various;
motions to quash, :ind the empannelling
or theory. The court then adjourned
for dinner, and in the afternoon the
commonwealth put its first witness on
the stand, iho coroner who had charge
or the case. Dr. B. R. Gary, who testi
fied as to tile Inquest and the facl that
the subject of the inquest came to hi?
dentil as the result of a pistol shot
The next witness was rC. L. Whilm >re.
who saw the shooting, , no of the Stale's
most Important witnesses. lie testified
t'..:il lie was coming down the hill at tin
time toward Ivy avenue, and was about
half wt'tv between Phil P.rown's bar and
Sam Hall's place. Ho .-aw lhe throe sol?
diers. Thej were drunk and were mak?
ing for the street. Ho saw Hall drlvii g
toward New: ort News and eh ? ked up
as he got opposite the men who ware
standing with arms euLrtretohed. ges
ticulnting. lie thought !??? heard Hall
t -II tlicm to -;ei away and then be saw
Hall drive on, ard as he went, he raised
himself up. put his pistol or. :h back
;f the buggv ami fired, iho shot striking
one or the soldiers in the foot. He fired
again, this shot, according 1.0 the wit?
ness, striking Andn ws, killing him. He
did not hear a third Phot. Hall w is
about fifteen fool from the men when h
Hied the first shot and ahm! twenty
feet when he ft rod the sec-end.
Mr. R. M. Lett, who, with Mr. R. !;:.
Rnykin, is conducting the defense, took
the witnes.- ami subject, ,1 him to .1 .
verc cross-examination. 'I'll - court ad?
journed with this witness still on the
Mr. Lett has associated with him In
in tin; conduct of the eiimmomwalih's
ease Mr. i'. SI. George Willcojc. Tin
prisoner is brought U> Newport News
every night for safe keeping and taken
up in cunt the next day by a deputy
A review of the crime with which Sam
Hall is charged, will be interesting.
Private Alonzii Andrews, or Company T.
ItiOth Indiana, was killed outright, and
Private Jacob Altmire, of the same
company, was wounded in the left feint
by Sam'Hall in Bloodfield on the after?
noon of Thursday, August IS.
N, ws of the shooting spread like wild
tire, and for several hours It looked as
If Judge Lynch would preside over the
ease. The soldiers in the. Indiana regi?
ment, which was encamped above the
shipyard, were eager for an opportun?
ity to avenge the murder of their com?
rade, but the men finally calmed down
when they found they could not lay
their hands on Hall.
Privates Andrews, Altmire and Peter
I'. ihl were out of camp on five-hour
passes, and il seems that they went to
Bloodfield. All threej.)f the men had
been drinking, but yorpe l?tfn\J,*''Xicated
sc that they staggered' or :ippeiTreiT*co
have lost control ft? their mental fac?
ulties; in other words, they knew what
they were doing. They went into Hall's
place to get some beer.
Mall, it appears, was not in tin?
sel,,011 at the time, but can:,- in a
moment later. Some words passed be?
tween two of the soldiers and the
proprietor, but Andrews was not impli?
cated. On tue otlnr hand, he is said
in have used his best efforts to
quiet down his comrades. Hall refused
In draw the beer. He went behind the
her. poked up a Hl'-calibre revolver
and then cursed the soldiers, according
to the- evidence at the coroner's jury.
He ordered Ham James, a piano play?
er in his saloon, to close the door.
Andrews encfenvnred to restore quiet.
He told Hall he did not come into his
place with the intention of creating a
disturbance, and asked his comrades to
go on! with him. Andrews then walk?
ed up to Pheilil. caught him by the arm
and ick him out. The. other man, ii
is said, was ejected by the negro.
A few minutes later Hall, with Piano
Player James, cam,.' out of Lhe bar
room and gut. into the former's buggy,
which was .standing e.n the outside.
Exactly what transpired afterwards
will have to he determined at the trial
now in progress. All that is pesitvely
known to the public is that Hall shot
Andrews and Altmire and that the
former died almost instantly from his
There are several cnnllicting stories
as to Hall's conduct, after reaching the
street and the precise cause that led
to the shooting.
it is said that Hall started oiT at a
lively rate in bis buggy und yelled to
the soldiers, who were standing in the
road, to keep away.
Some reports stated that the soldiers
t,.ok hold of Hall's horse and attempt?
ed to climb into the buggy. Other re?
ports had it that, without a word the
negro raised up in his vehicle, whipped
out his revolver and fired Hire-.- shots
at the soldiers. At any rate the shoot
,ng followed Immediately after Hall
started his horse. The first shot took
ilfect in Altmire's toot. The second
\ missed, but the third struck Andrews in
the left breasir~killing him almost in?
Hall's horse was going at n gallop to?
ward the city. Mr. E. it. Whitmore fol?
lowed 1 lose behind Hall in his vehicle
and when he saw Policeman Vellinefc
on Jefferson avenue he hailed him.
tolling the ofTicor to arrest the negro,
us he had just killed a man. Hall was
taken into custody by the policeman.
A more desperate set of men is seldom
seen than the members of the 160th
Indiana regiment at their camp on the
evening of the shooting when it became
gen,-rally known that Andrews had
been killed. The soldiers riled with
anger. They wanted to avenge th^
death of their comrade in arms. If
they could have passed through the
lines Hull would have been summarily
dealt with. The usual good order was
suddenly converted into turmoil. Or?
ders were disregarded and the colonel
was cursed for not giving the men an
opportunity to wreak veiigear.ee on the
slaver of a fellow soldier.
At one time it looked as if oomnany I.
of which Andrews weis a member,
would escape from the camp in a body.
The company formed into fours with
bayonets fixed and their belts filled with
ammunition. They made a dash to es?
cape, but Colonel Guilder deployed the
other eleven companies into a skirmish
line and thus held company T in check.
The men begged colonel Glind, r with
tears streaming down their cheeks to
be allowed to leave the camp, but their
request was not granted.
City Sergeant K. V/. Miistead heard
of the trouble and rode out to the camp
and made an address 10 the men,- im?
ploring them to let the law take its
course- and promising that speedy jus?
tice would be meted out lo Hall.
The address had a tendency to quiet
the/ rflen down, but they were by no
.teans satisfied. That night the provost
guard was cnla.-ged and soldiers pa
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f ihr crow nf the Mallory Line stenm
hip Alain.) were Kill.-.I tonight by the
urslhig ..f n steam pipe, while the ves
. I lav ..I her pier in the Hast river.
The dead are:
PATRICK MURPHY, s.ind on
TIIOMAS MellXTGH. firemnn.
PATRICK FAHI'.KI.L. oiler.
PI-SANK MeMAHON. lireinati.
J. RYAN, cot
only recently dis
sporl service i>r the
fresh from IS..neb's
ci ived an overhuul
s stated. ii..-w steam
111 RTV PASSKN'.Kits* ABOARD,
le carried thirty passengers. At
:!? :? ?nglnes bad made but two er Hire.,
revolutions when the explosion came.
Tlr Heering of the deck Immediately
over tin- engine room was torn up and
the steam poured through the open
ks of the dying
as checked with
the lapse of five
Then it was fo-.ird that It had com?
pletely mied t'h" engine room and fire
r. em. and that all who had been eon
lined there had been not only parboiled,
but scTm-aied bv it. There was no sign
. f lite !? I'l In ni-e of the bodies and. Ill
several instances, the skin had peeled
front their bandy and faces.
The second engineer was found close
? ? ? b h i \r-. ?-< '. '? tit IT .1
steam at I he boiler when the accident
occurred, and had died in the: at?
IN EACH OTHERS ARMS.
Two of the firemen were found grlp
ped in each other's arms at the foot
of. the tadde" [t..-J--- "r- 'm the fire
ourt, wni'vslieu ,.t the fn??i... n.
"Hugh Canning, chief engineer nf the
essei: John Ryan, the post engineer
f the Ma!lory Line: R. P. Robinson, an
ssistnnt engineer and another man.
?scaped more or less badly scalded.
-r-lv re-i'.gni:;able when their bodies
' I :-'t a ih: -'.iss:'.- ,-s w, - it. k
-hen t!:-. explosion occurred.
John Ryan, the suricrlnic-nditig engi
eer of the Mallory Line, was techni
ally placed under arrest.
Robert Mallory, of the Mallory Line,
as at the pier shortly afor the acei
? tit occurred; He said, thai so far as
f? could see no blame could lie at?
11 er gin.--er.
Patrick Murphy: the
>vas formerly second a
? r the transport Comtrt. He lived in
this city. Nothing is known about the
INSPECTED REi 'EXTI.V.
Tlu- Alamo was inspected bv the local
steftnibcnt Inspectors and a license Is?
af.tain Petrie, two or three
? I hy
irr-l was a ll-'meh
from the stoke
pump an.', i-ngino
the engines. In
mi was I!-..- flange
Tie- pipe was tested bv tie- steamboat
inspector, and. it is staled, withst.1
a hydraulic pressure of 150 pounds to
the square Inch. Chief Engineer Can?
ning stated that there was only eighty
nocto - of pressure on the pip,- wh. n it
N AMJ1 THE SOI.ONS.
r.winckers .\ddi-e?Hcd by th
Sena;,- and said:
"I do not come an a military hero
would .teem that this inlc war was a
:w.ir for Alabama. Wo caiinol have a
? f-t 1:- f i 1-o.i i\. X : :.;, i t ri
have no engagement on -.-a without
I giving additional disiinclion to l-Tob
He declined lo discuss public ques
I cannot n
care to disc
2 re e nfl
.hcai d f
Colonel IJrynn resum. d Ins reat.
COES TO THE GALLOWS.
I ibis afternoon, utter being out twenty
jinimilos, returned a verdict against Mob
oven of n-.urdor and fixed hit punish?
ment at death. Tv o months ago Brown
killed his father-in-law, Alonsto Mc?
Clelland, an ..Id man aged <1S. shot Iiis
mother-in-law. shot Iiis niece, Bertha
|C urtr.ey, ids brother-in-law, Lewis Mc?
Clelland, and in resisting arrest wound
ad several members of a sheriff's posse.
The motive for C deed was that B own
hud been criminally intimate with his
13-ycar-old sister-in-law. Terry McClel?
land, ar.d feared she had told har par?
GRIDIRON WITS DIN Ii
ible Assemblage :tt ihr Hoard. \V
n the United Stute?. El
parts r.f the w ,r!d. It
ihe entire J.iiiit high At
the beautifully d??<????
the Arlington Hotel
1 on lines of compliment and b
iftcr v. hen Hi
ondiicllng a dinner.
?.'.-?'???-'i-n does -rm: iton i:
resident Hosier.! presided ri an
able mann. r. He was f ?rt?mit.
Introduction..! ..r promlueni -:-.i
inst satisfaclore conclusion. S nor!
re always shorl ai fSrldlr n din
nd lio-re was tie exception -.f this r
Itemiii-ks were made bv the Pr.-sid
lie Viee-Drcsldent. il?- prcsideni
?.win Iti.-a Lord Herse'iell. Sir Wilf
rnrd ih? table height* ?? be: ? r
ipesed to have captured ??Soon V.
Hill." There were several quips In s
.1 orders directed at the promin
ej>tfl of the evening, which added
[XV FIST TO A TOTt S 1 AMPOONTOI
,\mnn? the font urea war n bu 1
veFtigiillen e.r the conduct of th? ??
hieb .iveycd some of the m.-.r.
ir-w fancies of the real in-.- st'gat
embers t.f the i onimittee bronchi
?its wl ich took elY s
.1 rnusrrl great .ir-;.
rt concluded wltlft
I thai the Anglo-S
her. As lids wnj d
iaj'iu?lment' to-tbo. na'j??.ti?
?7? the joint high commlasi?i
?cftturo wT,s. the nppehranei
5nm with a number of eev.r
Ire-.-.i to retiresent the Fl
i play wns mad- upon !>.,. ?
? d. G. C. P.. I
es Winter, premh
3\V YOP..TC, Dec. ::
brad of th- Nlcurnguan <
ty, In n public statcn
'?nine tin- fact that rep
guan ? anal paid he I lolted
in astounding piece of ,:ffr.
part of the French Mum a
Miller .-alls attention a
? sent to Congress
-. s. on March s. !SSl
??The poIi. V of Ml
? I under Amerie.-tn
nii. s. wh
Mr Miller lb
people will )?
ANA I. COMPANY i
end for six years the time for e
ng the construction of the can;
ompany?stlH has six years In w
arry on the work.
Just received a fresh supply o
Irenm Chocolates and Don Bon.
??t in the city, at the Newport
iakery, Thirty-first street and
ncton av.-nue. no
>^g*~c?gj>~^"???&??BKii^' nam^a war
SINGLt COPY, T.'.OCi NTS
ONtWEi K, TEN CENTS
SIGH 1HIS WEEK
Soain's Intentions, However,
Are Not easy to Forecast.
QUESTION 0I: CAR LINtS
l>> > l.? lulled St?t?ft ofsllti
iIii u St1.1Ion Will I. ?a to No
,o;..t.iiii.s v. i h G>rm.?ii>
n I. .." -i II lit. Carolina..
4. I ? There was no joint
?;' the i" aco commission today.
L-rli ans had a ihree-hout-s tn^set
in Tini'.fc Tliu report fn>ttu__
hal Germany was negotiating g
IHitv'auue of th.> Carolines has ^
dinned in several quarters, al- '
? a' Von Planster I.edenberg,
\mb ? sudd- lure, has informed
;" ah : that lie knows noth
mali The American
- ?? ..... inclined to believe
' ? liii ". is locked upon as ex- '
n luelnneo of the Spaniards
e. -.in. Americans an answer in
in the Carolines as well as the
. religious liberty there. The
ii" al;- confirm the report
Spaniards! have been instruct*
lo ,. id these points until they
ade a ;;? od bargain,
lositluii uf th... Commissions,
i ? inerii'iui Commissioner, is .
two card players, each studying .
i hand and wailing for the op
imuE I >A V'S OPINION.
of lies temporary halt in *
ro'.iuiinns and contrary to gen- .
, ?. Judge Day. President
A n an Commission; believes
at.v will be signed next week.
4X< at deal of work must be done
tin treaty is ready for the sig
? ? ? nfti i ten weeks of negotia- :
ho only articles accepted by
?iimmissions are the three lead- ?
? s. pro\ Idiiig for the cession of
anish colonies, und those only in
!?? ed not in language,
adjournment today was at Judge
request, as the long morning ses
vidoned u divergence of opinion,
he Joint session been held the
eans would not have entered it
exact nature of the. differences'
Hlon cannot be ascertained, but
lh ved that some of the Commls
:\ro In a more yielding mood
I Spain than some of their col
: no doubt that the Spaniards
n Monday report the arrival of
(overnineiifs instructions, the ab
oC which caused Friday's ad
iug onlookers there is a skepticism ?
nlng the-o instructions. It is be
tiiat they constitute-a diplom'atlo
l of a coaling station for .
la los in the Caroline 13
111; -ly to prove a serious '
ck. The Americans have
in- of the demands whose
isenllal to the conclusion
if peace. Some of them :
us'.astie in its favor and
thinks Germany's negotla
Carollnes are likely to
cations between Germany
oflioial circles It Is as
nder the Pope's award, of
v already possesses cer
l the Carolines, which
Spain from selling us one
ds. Flut this is a matter
trendy been investigated
cans, who find that Qer
; refer to certain fishing
lerman citizens, and their
iling station to be agreed
.- between Spain and Ger
set out In our foreign re?
ef ISSfi. and there is na
eni Spain from selling us
'amiliar with the question,
the Philippines and the
lish all the coaling bases
W Pl.i OP'THD.
1 i . Alter today's cab
i"?..'-?? Almodovar dc t'.los,
.-- en rffalrs. stated thar
. \ .- the. treaty of peace
; "cited Slav- and Spain
? .1 I..furo the meeting of
nice Directors Investl
Dec 3.?The directors
tiul Roahokc Radroad
special meeting today |
President Hoffman in
Illing to receive the re
r.ittoe of stockholders, ,
recent itnnual meeting,
iVairs of the company. .
was made by Messrs.. -
hl-.aar, Lloyd T. Jack
Phom, and exonerates i
1 the other officials of
ih.- charges made by
The directors ap- ?
and passed resolutions .
ho management of t&e^j,
..... ' '
in i?e same building,
g taken in support of.
Mr. Ryan proposes to ;?
te courts, for a man
President Hoffman to.*
< of the Seaboard Air .
? that Mr. Ryan may |
. vonil witnesses have
ivas almost an invarl- ,'
iv r.pp'it of a i kinds
,u?h the fiim < -' Hoff-.;';
Ira President Hoffman ?
member, and that the...
invariably higher than |
. iher firms. Testlmo
, ? v - that at least
,,ut by President Hoff-\
a shippers in violation
entered into by the-'
n- and its competitors. '
...... , _T!,0 jury in
Wdlium J. Haldeman,
e murder of ex-State
'-rds-'ti. September i
'.|i. of aequiital after ;.
... .. t.oii today.
it Presto terlan;-,-,
M. D. Hose,: the
The new tailor. Cleaning dying, re?
aring and altering. Stilts tnado to
? i.lor f.adios' waist- and. skirts made";
I, order. C. Flchhofer, ?15 Lafaystte
?nuc- or. Thlrtlet.i street. ho23-tf..;