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Feeling In La Plata as to the
Fate of Mrs. Farrell.
TRIAL DRAWING TO A. CLOSE
No Idea Can Re Obtained as to the
Defense to Be Submitted E. I. Hal J
Duf oiike to Be Submitted 12. I. Hall,
.Said to Han' Killed Her Husband,
Denies All the Allegation.
Special to The Tunes.)
La riata, Md., July S. The -Farrall
Harder triiil that 1 as caused the moit Stir
ring sensation and more widespi cad interest
than any other criminal event in the history
r Southern Maryland is approaching an
Before the passing of the prceent week the
world will be informed of what i&at present
pcrhjs kswwn only to the prisoner; tliat
is. whether or not Mrs. Belle Farrall deliber
ately or otherwise mixed a quantity of
strychnine -with a dote of quinine and ad
ministered the combination to hei hebband,
Frederick Farrall, on the night of the 10th
of December last and thereby caused his
death early the following morning.
Mesurs. .Matthews and Mitclicll, tbe at
torieys far the prosecution, assured Tlie
Tim correspondent this evening that they
will surdy ekise their ca;e to-morrow morn
ing. In anticipation thereof Col. -Winner,
for the defense, devoted 6everal hours this
afternoon to close conversation with the
witnesses summoned by the Slate, with a
view of placisig thtin on the Maud in belialf
of the prisoner.
HER CHANCES GOOD
Outsid- of the relatives of the deceased
who have, by their actions, displayed the
most intense bitterness against the pretty
woman on trial lor tier lile, tliere are
probably not half a score of persons who
are of the ojunton tliat Airs. Farrall will
be hanged, and as she is either clearly
guilty or innocent with no iKfesibiiity ol an
L.isis m the fnierlring desert, Uie chances
according to jwpular opinion indicate that
the wit! go scot J lee.
As lias been known from te very be
ginning the State dejiends solely on circum
stantial evidenee to secure a conviction
and in tin i nuance the circumstances are
reri arkabl prominent, numerousand closely
connected, but, notwithstanding, fair minded
people openlj stale that such do not prove
beyond the important "reasonable doubt"
that Uie accused poisoned her loving and de
voted husband just prior to the merry vule
tld of IfcSi-i.
No idea of Uie defense to be submitted
can he gleaned from Col Wilmer and ins
assistant, ex-CongrefcMiiaii Sidney E
Mudd. bat it jrett definitely understood
tliat the demise of Mr Farrall will be
attributed to some natural cause.
Jr Carrico, who attended the deceased,
topetlK-r wnu Or Peiiiuman and I)r Ames,
cxpertfa from Baltimore, it is understood
will endeavor to substantiate the theory
tliat death could not have resulted from
Mrs Farrell al-o will probably be placed
en tiie stand to explain the evidence de
rogatory to her that ha Itceu offered by
tie many witnesses for the prosecution.
HALL OX THE STAND.
In tlie presence of a very densly packed
courtroom this morning the second week
er tlie trial wasjopened with Eugene P.
Hall, tlie alleged paramour of the pris
oner, on tlie stand.
He was greatly agitated, but retained
sufficient presence of mind to deny fn
tlie strongest language the assertion that
November 13 last lie accompanied Mrs.
Farrall to "Washington, registered at the
American House as J. B. Dale and wife,
of Brandywine, Md., and spent the night
The witness alo characterized as a liar
the witness Forgaug. who testified Satur
day that Hail repeatedly showed him love
Idlers received rrm Mis rarrall Hall
declared that he went to Uie American
House alone and registered his own name
At the rquest of the state's attorney this
morning he wrote his name on a slip of
paper, as he claimed he subscribed it on
the American House register Then Mr
liitchell produced the book referred to,
n huh he recently borrowed from the hotel,
nnd requested nail to find his signature
At this point, however, the defense ob
jected, on i!e ground that tbe book should
be identified as the American House regis
ter by some one connected with the hotel
The court agreed with Col. Wilmer and,
pending the arrival of the necessary witness-
Hall was excused
NO SUCH NAME THERE.
The Times man carefully examined the
register but failed to find the name of Hall
therein at any time during November,
J B Dale and wifo, Brandy-wine, Md., in
handwriting that closely resembled tliat of
Eugene P. Hall on the Blip of paper re
ferred to. J. B. Dale and wife are realities
but it 16 known that both were at home in
Brandywiue, November 13, 185)4.
Everyone seems to be of opinion that Hall
testified indiscriminately during Ids exam
ination, especially as lie boasted befoie the
beginuing f the tnal that he intended
not to answer a question wlieu put on tlie
stand Tin? young man is in the custody
of two deputy sheriffs in default of
$1,000 bonds to insure Ida attendance at
Desiring to contradict certain statements
made by Hall the State again cull.-d Mauncc
Fergang. but the defense objected. Then
Mr Mitchell, by two repntaule witnesses,
clearly proved that shortly before the
death of Mr. Fanall the wife bad kissed
Hall over the yard gateat the home of the
dead man and also at a kitchen window.
Th State's medical expert, Schaefer,
of "Washington, was calld to the stand
after recss, but did not testify, because the
court sustained an objection by the de
fense that it was improper to recall him
then by reason of the absence of certaiu
witnesses for the prosecution.
NIGHT SESSIONS UNNECESSARY.
An adjournment was taken until to-morrow
morning. It is now thought that the
holding of Hie proposal night sessions will
b unnecessary. Mrs. Fanall appeared
In court to-day with her two little boys, one
lour years of age, and the other six, and
each clad in a becoming sailor costume.
She was apparently very much pertuibed
during the period Hall was on the stand
but regained to a considerable degree her
remarkable composure after he was ex
cused. Tlie prisoner has ceased dining at the
hotel and now bjiends recess daily at a
private house near town. The populace
generally jwys homage to tlie fair widow
instead or regarding her as a marble
Fred DouKlat-H Pergonal Estate.
The inventories'lu the estate of the late
Frederick Douglass show a total person
alty of $55,014. His books are valued
nt S200, his manuscripts atSXOO.and S500
worth or Anaeostla Railroad stock, with
out market value. The cash iu bank
amounts to $11,380. Heal estate notes
amount of S33.C00, and doubtful and
desperate debts to S2.u20.
RATE FIELD LOST HER CASE
Sanford Will Which She Contested
Sustained by the Jury,
Young 'Womn.ii'Who.At tended tlieTe.s-
tut rixDur ins theLaht Years of Her
Life Chief Heneflctury.
Newport, It. I., July 8. The Jury in the
Sanford will case, in which Miss Kate
Field, of "Washington, and Mr. George
Kiddell, of Cambridge, jvere contestants,
returned a verdict sustaining the will.
The will distributes a large property,
the chief beneficiary being the young
woman who attended Mrs. Sanford during
the last j ears or her life.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and
"Wclles'cy College are among the institutions
remembered in the will.
BARELY ESCAPED THE ROPE
Eegro Ira Johnson Almost Lynched
for Shooting Frank Langford,
no Hud Threatened Another Yomit,
Mjiii with Shooting; When Lang
Columbia, S. C, July S. A special to the
Itgister from Piedmont says: Ira John
son, a young rtegro. last evening shot and
mortally woundd Frank Langford, a young
white man of Marion, S. C
Mr. Langford was visiting relatives here
and walked withsomeyoung memo thedepo
wsere they found the negro abusing a
twelve-year-old orphan boy. ,
One of them asked the negro to stop
abusing the 1kv and abuse him if he was
anxious to abus" somebody. The negro
IHilled his pistol and pointed it in the young
man's face and declared that he would
blow his brains out.
Mr Langford was standing near and told
him to put his pMol up and have no further
trouble In an mutant and without fur
tlter warning the negro fired two shots
at him, one taking effect m the right
thoulder and the other in the stomach.
Tlie negro at once tried to make his es
cape by running, but was so hotly pur
sued that he took refuge in a house onjy a
short distance away He was promptly
jMiHed out. tied, and in about thirty minutes
over 300 people were around him with
guns, pistols, and ropes, crying "Lynch
A few cool heads were present and finally
prevailed on the crowd not to lynch him,
but to wait the result or young Lang
ford's, wounds and let the law take its
"While the crowd hesitated, three buggies
were brought to the scene and the negro
placed in one Alter securely tying him
t ihe baggy live well-armed men brought
the pnsoier safely to Greenville jail.
Mr Langford was carried to the house of
a friend, where Drs Richanlsoiijind Donald
attended him nnd pronounced him in a
very critical coudifon and stated that they
entertained but Utile or no hope for his
Langrordis a verv quiet and obcr young
man and of a good family He was never in
trouble of this nature before He fired
several times at the negro after he fell to
the ground, but noneof the shots tookeffect
The negro is a bad character and ha" been
out of the hands of the law only ashorttime
on a similar charge, only he used a knife
instead of a pistol.
Fuinors ii a ix stohms.
"Kansas nnd Ir.dian Territory the
Scene of Their Havauesi.
Kansas City, Mo .July 8. Aspeciaitothe
Star from Fredonia, Kans., says. A
blinding rain Etorm accompanied by high
winds from the west passed over this
at 3 o'clock, lasting forty minutes. There
was fully four inches of water fell, washing
away sidewalks, and for a time the
Missouri raclflc railway tracks were
At Lafontnine, Kans., nine miles south,
the residence of R. Giles was blown off the
the foundation and burned up, and at
New Alhany, Kans., eight milc6 west,
the rcof of the brick school house was
blown away, damaging the building to the
amount of 1,000; also the Christian
Church, in course of construction, was
leveled to the ground.
The family of John Cox, consisting of
husband, wife and several children, six
miles west, while crossing a small stream,
were thrown from a buggy into the water,
but fortunately managed to reach a landing.
Ardmore, I. T., July 8. A terrificelectric,
ram and wind storm swept over this sec
tion last night, doing great damage. In
certain localities the force of the wind
equalled a tornado. The main force of
the storm seemed to have spent itself about
fifteen miles southeast of aud nearMarlctte,
I. T, where a number of houses were
Bob Brazil' liouso was blown from over
the heads of himself and family and they
had a narrow escape. One Hudson was
killed by lightning at Bob Station, twenty
miles south of lien. The large store of
M. F. Michael &. Co. was blown down.
The wind swept everything in its path for
an area or a mile ami a half and several
miles in length. Cora fields, fences and
buildings iere laid low.
A full account of the damage at this hour
cannot b ascertained on account of the
wnes being prostrated.
jr-ItY-MEN "CXDEJt ST7SPICIOX.
Those Opposed to the DNpenary Law
to He Dli-clmrjied.
Columbia, S. C, July 8. There is so
much sentiment in South Carolina, against
the di?penary law that it is hard to se
cure unbiased juries and-convictions are
Juoge Townsend, of the court of general
sessions here to-day, surprised the op
ponents of the law by refusing to allow
any man to jsit in the jury on a dispensary
ca.e, who, on ins voir dlreackuowledged he
was opposed to the dispensary law. This
new move is not relished at alt by keepers
of "blind tigers."
Kicked by a Ylelonn Uorso.
William Lee, colored, aged twenty, was
kicked on the head by a vicious horse about
7 o'clock last night at A. y. Grimes' p'ace,
near Bellevue Magazine, and seriously in
jured. He was removed to Providence
Hospital, where his wounds were drussed.
St, Mark's Churcli Dispute in Conrt.
The case involving the dispute between
claimants to the office of vestrymen of
St Mark's Churcli came up before Chief
Justice Bingham yesterday. The bill
and answer, already fully published,
were Tcad. The bearing wJll continue
Ministerial Crisis, in Chili.
Snntiago do Chili, July 8. The minis
terial crisis threatens to involve the resig
nation of the President,
WASHINGTON. D. C, TUESDAY MOEING-, JULY 9, 1895 EIGHT PAGES.
10 II I DEFIL
Major Larchez Lured There by an
REOEIVED-A DECOY LETTER
It Sent II I in on a March Thromrh a
l'ass "Where Gen. Itabi's Command
Lay In "Wait Insurgent? Finally
llepulsed and Lo-se More Heavily
Than the Government.
Havana, July 8 A severe engagement
has taken place between the Spanish troops
under the command of Col Azuar and
Gen Babi, insurgent commander, at the
head of a large force Two hundred and
eighty of the latter were killed.
It appears that Major Sanchez received
information lo the effect that a forco of
l.oOO insurgents, under the command of
Kahi, had occupied strong positions near
Manzamllo, province of Santiago do Cuba.
The Major sent a messenger to his su
perior officer, Col Azuar, proposing to
the Colonel that they should join their
forces and make an attack upon the in
surgents. GOT A DECOY MESSAGE.
The messenger, however, fell into the
hands of the insurgents, who hanged him
and sent word to Major Sanchez in the
name of Col. Azuar, to make an attack
upon the insurgents' position from a point
which compelled the tioops to approach
the insurgents through a narrow thorough
fare. .Major Sanchez, recognizing the diffi
culty or the movement he was apparently
directed by his colonel to execute, sent for
ward two advance pickets of twelve and
thirty men respectively, under the command
of two sergeants, with instructions to push
forward to the right and to the left of the
narrow thoroughfare referred to and to
be careful to take up advantageous posi
tions from which they could protect the
advance of the main body of the troops
under Sanchez's command.
The sergeants cleverly followed out the
instructions given them. Major Sanchez
then advanced carefully upon the insur
gents' position, protecting his men by every
inequality of the ground.
But, as he expected, the troops were
no sooner inside the defile than the in
surgents attacked them in force. The
first charges of the insurgents were made
with enthusiasm, and their machetes played
havoc among the troops, who were hemmed
in and unable to deploy on account of the
narrow road they had to follow.
FIRED ON FROM ABOVE
But it was here that the two advance
pickets, under the two sergeants, came to
the rescue. From their elevated position
they keptup a continuous and well-directed
fire upon the insurgents within range and
eventually, assisted by a charge of the
Spanish troops, compelled them to retreat
outside of the derile.
The troonspushed forward after them and
once iu the open they charged the insur
surgents with great courage and compelled
them to retreat hastily. The insurgents
then sought refuge in the strong position
they had previously left in order to attack
the, troops; but the soldiers carried this
position and put the enemy to flight, with
the loss upon tbe field of 280 killed. The
troops lost fifty men in killed and wounded.
It was at first reported that, the insur
gents were commanded by Gen. Maceo, but
it was subsequently learned that they were
under thecommand of Rabi alone and that
Macen took no part in the engagement.
In another fight reported from Veguita,
the insurgents under Habi lost-five killed
and many wounded, while on the sido of
the tioops, otie officer and four soldiers
ANOTHER DEFEAT IN SANTA CLARE.
News of anotlier defeat of the insurgents
reached hero from Bellamotas, in the prov
ince of Santa Clare. Bellamotas was gar
risoned by an officer and fifty soldiers
who occupied a fortified barrack building.
The place was attacked by tlie insurgents
tinder Castillo. Tlie enemy built a large
fire to windward of the barracks and the
flames communicated to that building.
The insurgent leader then sent word to
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table d'hote dinner. Choice fish, little
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Fair Virginia's Thanks to a Faithful Official.
the officer in command of the garrison,
tlie soldiers forming part of the union
battalion, and notifying him to surrender
under paiu of being burned alivo with his
The officer sent word to Castillo In
reply that he preferred to die fighting
or be burned to death than surronder to
In the meanwhile, some of the soldiers
Succeeded in extinguishing the flames which
threatened to consume tlie barracks, and
while they were doing so, Uie remainder of
the garrison kept up a continuous fire from
tneir rifles on the insurgents. The latter
replied from every point, but the garrison
held out gallantly for twi hours.
HELP ARRIVED IN TIME.
The news of the Insurgents' attack had
in the meanwhile been communicated to a
detachment of Spanisli soldiersin the
neighborhoodand theypushed forward with
all possible speed to the relief of the gar
rison of Bellamotas.
The moment they reached that place a
brisk fire was opened upon the insurgents
and the latter immediately retired, leav
ing many dead and wounded on the field.
On the side of the troops only three men
were killed and four wounded.
The insurgents have burned a church
near Banao, in'the Santl Esplntus district
of the province of Santa Clara.
Capt. Gen. Martinez de Campos has left
Placetas for Santi Espirltus.
Twenty-nine persons have been sent to
the island of Pinos for participating in po
ARBITRATION IS PROPOSED
Effort on Foot to Settle the Ana
costia Railway Strike,
Citizens' Committee to Call To-day on
ConunlfMoners to Question the
Tliere is no change in the strike situation
in Anacostia. There has been no effort
ajion the part of the company to move its
cars, and the drivers, under the direc
tion of President Lawrence, of the Street
Railway Protective-Union, are supply
ing the dcfiney by continuing the line
of buspes, the running: of which wasfcom
menced on Saturday.
The sentiments o the great majority
of Anacostians are dcekledly with the
strikers. The open-air meeting to be
held this evening at the corner of Harri
son and Fillmoro ctrqctKi It is announced,
will be presided over-'by Mr. II. A. Linger,
one of tlie largest property" holders over
there, nnd the speakers, will be exclu
sively from among the citizens. A call
was issued yesterday for another meeting
of citizens to be held to-morrow cveniDg
at Douglass Hall, in Hillsdale.
An interview has been arranged for 11 : 30
a. m. to-day between the Commissioners
and n. A. Linger, J. E. Minnlx, George H.
Gray and Secretary Herbert Allen, a com
mittee from the Citizens' Association. The
committee was appointed to ascertain by
what right the company bperated cars with
out conductors and why it has in some in
stances operated one hor-id cars.
An effort Is on foot, fostered by some
members of the Citizens? Association, to
secure an arbitration of the difficulty, tbe
proposition being (Trtat tlie railway union
select one .irhilr.i'inr. Mr. GrisWold nn-
otlicr, and the two thus selected to choose
a third man, who shall b2'a. member of the
It is stipulated that lwtli parties shall
abideby the report of the committee, which
shall be based upon the findings of an ex
pert accountant, who shall examine mi
nutely into the affairs of the road.
President Griswold still refuses any ad
vances to the men, .and states he could
run the cars within six hours if he chose
to do so. But to quote his own words,
"so long as he public refuse to ride, it
would be foolish to do so.'
Charged wttlirPetit Larceny.
Annie Johnson was nrxestcd lastjilghtby
Policeman Sroofe,. pf the Ninth precinct,
charged with petit larceny of 12.05 from
Dennis Sullivan. She was locked up at the
station-house, and will be tried to-day.
Abbott Knocked Out Dulio.
Baltimore, Md., July '8 Stanton Abbott
knocked out Billy Duke "in the eighth round
at the opening te:inghb "of the Seaside
Amphitheater of the Eureka Athletic Club.
It was to be a fifteen-round "go."
Byimm ' Sound Money Campaign.
Spencer, Ind., July 8. Hon. William
D. Bynuni, of Indianapolis, opened his
sound money campaign here to-night.
TRIED ID DIE FOR LOVE
Disappointed and 'Despondent
Augusta Gordon Takes Poison.
SAVED IN THE NI0K OF TIME
After She Had Taken Carbolic Acid
She Called for Aid nnd an Antidote
"Wax Administered She Had Pre
meditated Comnilttlnir Suicide.
Glnd She Did Not Succeed.
Disappointed In affairs of love and de
spondent because unable to secure work,
Miss Augusta Gordon, a precty young
woman, twenty-three years ohrT formerly
from Culpepper, Virginia, attempted to end
her lire about 0 30 o'clock last evening
by swallowing an ounce of carbolic acid,
mixed with whiskey.
That her attemptwas not successful is due
to the prompt assistance of her landlady,
Mrs. William F Koppen, of No. 51G Sixth
street northeast, where the young woman
has been rooming aud boarding for the past
Before Miss Gordon secured board at
the house on Sixth street she had been
living, it is said, with a family by the
name of White, at Sixth and Maryland
avenue. She lost her position, however,
and went to Mrs Koppen's place to board,
paying regularly out of some money she
had laid by.
She has tried repeatedly to secure work,
but had so far failed to find anything to
do. Several times she grew despondent,
and threatened to end her life.
SEEMED VERT DESPONDENT.
One of Miss Gordon's regular visitors was
a young sergeant atthearsenalby thename
of Burns, with whom she was very much
in love. His last visit to the house was paid
Sunday night, and it is said tliat she tried
to get him to toll her whether he intended
to ma rry her or not, but was unable to do so
She told Mrs. Koppen of her interview
with him and seemed very despondent.
1'esterday evening she went to the drug
store or Shaffer & Gaddis, on Sixth street
northeast, and bought a two-ounce vial of
carbolic acid, which she took to her room.
About 9.30 o'clock shu rushed into Mrs.
Koppen's room and aske dher to come into
Koppen's room and asked her to come into
her room and help her. Mrs. Koppen
asked her what the matter was, but she
only replied :
"It's too late now; it's all over; I've
Mrs, Koppen followed her into her
room, and she asked for milk, which was
brought her. She drank three glasses and
suemed to be relieved. Mrs. Koppen ran
out and notified her husband, who tele
phoned for the patrol wagon , and the young
woman was removed to the Emergency
SHE HAD MADE UP HER MIND.
Miss Gordon: has a sister in the employ
of Ilicburg, the tailor, at No. 013 H street
northwest. This sister is considerably
younger than herself. She was not noti
fied of the affair last night.
Several days ago Miss" Gordon said that
she intended sonic" time ago to commltsui
cide, and she said:
"When I do 1 will kill any one who
tries to help me, if I ever get well enough
to do it."
At the hospital last night, however, sho
was evidently very glad that her attempt
had been unsuccessful, and declared to the
nurse that she did not mean to kill her
self, but was only fooling.
Although the dose taken was a large oue,
it was diluted with whisky, and the prompt
use of milk somewhat nullified tho effect
of the acid. Her throat was burned from
the tip of her tongue to the stomach, and
she suffered a great deal. The physi
cians at the Emergency, however, con
sider her condition very favorable, al
though still serious.
Policeman Cnrtis Arrested.
William H. Curtis, a policeman, was a
defendant in the police court yesterday to
tlie charge of violating tlie polico regula
tions in riding a bicycle after sundown
without a light attached. The policeman
was unfortunate enough to run against "a
small boy and knock him down, other
wise he would probably have gono on un
molested. He explained that he started
out in tlie morning expecting to got back
home before dark, and Jndgo Kimball took
his personal bonds and ordered his col
KEEPS RIGHT ON FISHING
Cleveland Undisturbed by the Most
Recent Episode in His Family.
Took the Evening for Hendlnu a M'n.HJi,
of Congratulatory TeleKnuns-
Both Dolnji "Well.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., July 8. In com
pany with Joseph Jefferson and Charles B.
Jefferson, Mr. Cleveland spent nearly all
day trout fishing at East Sandwich, where
Mr. Jefferson has a private &tream. The
party left early in the day and did not re
turn until nearly G o'clock.
Ruth and Ester did not drive with their
nurses to the village this noon, as they have
done almost every day since their arrival at
Gray Gables, nor were the horses tent to
the post-office, but a messenger was dee
patched on foot after the mail.
The children remained lit their play often
chattering as they ran about the piazzas
and lawn over the little sister so recently
introduced to them. Both children seem
delighted with the idea of having another
little one in the household.
Telegrams of congratulation continued to
arrive all day and the President, after his
return from East Sandwich, devoted the
evening to a perusal of them. To an in
quiry this evening as to the condition of
Mrs. Cleveland aud the baby, Dr. Bryant
reiterated his former words: "Mother and
baby are both doing well."
DANGER BODES AT ELRHORN
Gov. McCorkle's Private Secretary
Says Trouble May Occur,
Miners Still Go Paradlns: with Gun-.
und Threats Are Made of Burning
Tipples Troop. Heady.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond, Ta., July 7. Governor O'Fer
rall has sent Co. D, Third regiment, to
Berryville to prevent the lynching of Harry
Robinson, a negro who is on trial for a
criminal asault upon a white woman.
The excitement at Berryville is intense
and a mob was organized to lyncb the
Berryville and trouble Is expected.
Blucfield, W. Ta.. July 8. The situation
i8 very grave in the Elkhorn mining region.
Col. White, Goeroor McCorkle's private
secretary, says the danger is imminent
and tha t trouble may occur at any tlme.
A telegram fromGovernorMcCorkleto-day
to Col. Tierney Eays that ir any more
parading with guns Is done by the miners,
the troops will be sent immediately.
Threats of burning the tipples are made
and with tlie derailment of cars have
created some serious alarm. The heavy
guard of United States marshals, together
with Gov. McCorkle's-telegram, Col. White
thinks, has had a beneficial effect.
The company here is in readiness to move
at once ir needed. Col. White left for
Richmond, Va., July S. In a letter pub
lished here this afternoon the board of
trade of Pocahontas Va., charges Major
W. E. Simons, who has charge of the Vir
ginia troops there, with being too auto
cratic, and Intimates that the soldiers are
being used in the interest of the coal opera
tors. The statement says that persons are made
to work against their will and that in
nocent citizens are arrested, placed in
prison, kept there for days, and never given
a civil hearing.
Major Simons is charged with making
false statements in his letters with refer
ence to affairs here.
ELKS ARE HETJSTTED
Grand Exalted Ruler Hay and.Mr.Det-
weller Compromise Difference.
Atlantic City, N. J., July S. This city Is
overrun with Elks to-night, who have
come here to attend the third annual con
vention or the Grand Lodge of the Benevo
lent Protective Order of Elks, which will
open in Atlantic City to-morrow. The
convention promises to be the greatest in
the history of the order.
The delegates from Washington, Balti
more, and the South, reached here this
At a meeting to-day between Grand
Exalted Ruler Edwin B. Hay and Meade F.
Detweiler, of Harrlsburg, who-was elected
grand exalted ruler by the Buffalo faction,
it was agreed to compromise the differences
existing between tho two factions. Mr.
Detweiler comes here with full authority
to act and it is now a settled fact that
the order -will be united before the con
vention adjourns, which will probably be
The grand lodge will convene at 10 o'clock
to-morrow morning in Morris Guards
William G. Myers, of Philadelphia, is an
avowed candidate for the office of grand
exalted ruler, and it seems to be the gen
eral opinion that he will be chosen to suc
ceed the present grand exalted ruler, Edwin
B. Hay, of Washington.
PLUNGED OVER A HRIDGE.
Electric Car Smashed, One Man Killed
and Several Vat ally Hurt.
East Liverpool, Ohio, July 8. An elec
tric street car, running between tills city and
Wcllsvllle, got beyond the control or the
motorman this afternoon and plunged
over a bridge into a run, falling thirty
The car was smashed, and it was miracu
lous that any of the passengers escaped
alive. As it was, only James Hamilton,
the motorman, was killed, and he met
death at his post, after doing all he could
to stop the car. Two passengers were
fatally injured and twelve were hurt.
Xew Traffic itanaser of S. A. L.
Norfolk, Va., July S. The announce
ment of the appointment of II. W.B. Glover
as traffic manager of the Seaboard Air
Line system, with hcadnuartcrs at Ports
mouth, was made to-day by Vice Presi
dent St. John. He will have supervision
of the freight and passenger traffic of the
Died in Ity .Carriage.
About 6:30 o'clock last evening the four-months-old
infant of Bunel F. Carter, of
No. 2G07 King's court nothwest, suddenly
died in a baaby carriage while being rolled
along Twenty-sixth street. The coroner
was notified by the Third precinct officers.
Shot by Her Son.
Winston, N..C, July 8. In Montgomery
county, during afightbetweentwobrothera,
Pink and Frank Williams, their mother
attempted to take a revolver from one
when she was shot in the abdomen and
, oisyfl CENT.
Desperado Assaulted a Saloon
Keeper in His Bar.
CHASED BY A MOB AM) SHOT
Hefore Ills Fate Overtook Him, How
ever, He Hud "Wounded Two of nis
Purtmers, One of "Whom TVill Die.
Fell Dead in Front of the Audi
Chicago, 111., July 8. In Western des
perado style a man, supposed to be C. E.
Cole, assaulted and attempted to rob P. G.
McGIoin in his saloon at C t Adams street,
In the heart of the bosinesa district o
Chicago, this evening
After seriously wounding McGhrin the
thief escaped and made the most remark
able race for liberty ever seen In the streets
or Chicago After firing into the mob that
pursned him. and seriously woundiag three
citizens, he "was run down and kiCed by
Officer Rosenthal opposite the eatraaea
of the Auditorium on Congress street.
C. E. Cole.
P. G. McGIoin, saloon-keeper, tbre
woiinds in the head; will recover.
Iu M. Sternberg, shot in the abdomen;
taken to hospital; will probably die.
Samuel Stone, shot in the right leg;
McGIoin was alone in his saloor when
Cole entered and ordered a glass of beer.
This was served to bim and he then asked
the saloon keeper to get bun some meat that
he claimed to have left in the ice box of the
KNOCKED THE ROBBER DOWN.
McGIoin walked to the entranace of the
ico box and Cole, drawing a revolver, or
dered him to go inside and stay thre. Mc
GIoin turned and struck the robber ia the
face, nearly knocking hnn down. The two
men then clinched and fought desperately.
Cole managed to get one arm free and
with his revolver be pounded the saloon
keeper viciously, inflicting three severe
wounds on tbe head. The robber then broke
loose from McGIoin, and, running t the
front entrance of the saloon, turned wesc
on Adams street.
Although bleeding profusely, McGIoin
followed and was only a few steps behinU
when the thief turned into O'Brien's saloon
at Si Adams street, and still holding the
revolver in his hand ran out of the reardoor
on Qumcy street. He then turned east and
at State street boarded a southbound caote
McGIoin was still close upon him, hew
ever, and Cole fc.emg that he'ooufd act
shake off his pursner, ran through the car,
heading his flight south ou State street.
Several citizens had by this time jeined in.
the chase and alter running one Wade
to Jackson street Cole fired a shot Into the
crowd, which faded to hitanyone.
The flight and pursuit then turned to
ward Wabash avenue and south upoH thac
street. Officers Rosenthal and Dely. in
citizens clolbing. were walking on Van
Buren street just as Cole, closely foHowed
by the bleeding saloon keeper and a erowd
or citizens, ran across that street goings
HIS TIME HAD COME.
They at onte joined in the chase, and as
Cole was badly winded by this time, tfcey
rapidly came up with him. Half-way be
tweent Van Buren streetand Congressstreet
Rosenthal wa tlose upon his man and or
dered him to surrender.
Cole replied with a shot, and the bHet
tore into the stomach of Sternberg, who
wasamong the Ieadersof thepnrsnit. Just
before reaching thecorner of Con gresstreet
the officer fired at the fugitive, who re
turned the compliment. The bullet of the
officer went wild, but that of Cole brought:
"down Stone, another of the pursuers with a
ball through the leg.
Rosenthal fired a second time, and'tbls
time Cole staggered He continued to
run, however, turned the corner and ran
cast on Congress street until he wag di
rectly in front of the entrance to the
Auditorium Theater, where he fell. He
died wtihtn two minutes without saying
The officer's bullet had passed through
his left kidney and into the lung. Nothing
is known of the man in Chicago, the po
lice never having seen him before.
It is not known where ho came from,
aud there was nothing found on his per-
son which could throw any light upon
the question of his identity. The only
manner in which his name could be de
tcmlned was by the laundry mark upon
ihs clothing, which read. "C. E. Cole."
He was slender build, about five feet
eight inches tall and had a dark mustache),
MOTOR DIDN'T MOTE.
.Ninety-ton Electric Locomotive Failed,
to Pull v Train Throuah.
Baltimore, July S. The ninety-ton elec
tric locomotive, which was built to haul
trains through the Belt Line tunnel, tried
to-day to take twenty-rour loaded freight
cars and a big steam locomotive through,
The tram was running at a good rate of
speed in the tunnel, when it suddenly
The difficulty was caused by grit, rust,
and small particles of dirt in the conduit,
preventing the current jwssmg readily to
the shoe, thus generating an intense heat
which expanded shoe and welded It in the
The trouble complained of will he rem
edied. and it Is expected that the next tes
will be successful.
VOX DEU A1VE IS ROSS.
He Refilled S'-i5,000 for Three of fll-5
St. Louis. July S. President Von def Abe
refused the sum of $23,000 for three of the
Browns' best players this morning.
Connie Mack, the Pittsburg manager, was
in consultation with the boss president for
over an hour trying to persuade him to
part with the services of Breltenstein.Peltz,
and Ely. but heleit without even a prorated
that bis offer would be considered.
Catholic Summer School Opened.
Plattsburg. N. Y.? juiy 8. The fourth
session of the Cathnlie Summer School o
America opened at the rinttsburg- theater
to-day. The first lecture wns by Rev. W.
H. O'Connell. or Boston, on "External re
lations of the early church." followed by
Coude B.Palen.of St. Louis.on "Philosophy
of literature." The attendance was large,
Dutch Have Taken Holland.
Annapolis, Md., July 8. Annapolis city
went Democratic to-day in a municipal
election. Tho Democrats have five of the
eight aldermen. John., II. Thomas was
re-elected mayor by about twenty major
ity. There was a good deal of cutting of
THE "WEATHER TO-DAY.
District of Columbia, Maryland and
Virginia Fair; cooler; westerly winds