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VOL. 2. JSTO. 4S0.
WASHIN&TOy, D. C, WEDNESDAY MOMKG-, JTCiT 10s lS95---EiailT PAGES.
Wimsatt Refuses to Tell of Hiss
HER. BROTHER'S ALLEGATION
His Slbter Met the Jlnndsome Young
Broker' Clerk In u Boat Coining
From Coluuiul Beach uiid Xow She
Can't He Found Alleged Trips to
E. Percy Wimsatt, a handsome young
telegraph operator employed by Silsby &
Co., the brokers, -was arrested yester
day afternoon on a charge of abduction.
The warrant was sworn out by Walter
Robertson, at No. 802 Louisiana avenue
northwest, who says that Mr. Winibatt
Is criminally Involved In the disappear
ance of his sister, Miss Irene Robertson,
s. school girl fourteen years of age.
Mr. "VVmibStt says he knowb where Miss
Robertson is, but denies that be has ab
ducted her or lias been guilty of any of
fense for lucU he should be nrre&ted.
He has employed Joseph Shlllington,
attorney, to defend him.
The facts upon winch the arrest Is based,
as Hinted by Mis Robertson's brother-in-law,
are that she left Colonial Beach on the
steamer Richmond on the Fourth of July
to return to Washington. She met Mr.
Wimsatt upon the boat and renewed an
acquaintance with him which her relatives
think got her into trouble on a previous
Instead of returning to her friends In
"WatttMugtott "a her sister, Mrs. Rockwell,
had understood gb would when she left
Colonial Beach, she went to her sister, Mrs.
Delilah Johnson, wife of John Joiinson,
the butcher, in Georgetown.
NOT AULE TO FIND HER
She left there for Falls Church, where
be lias been living since the death of her
lather three years apo. Iler home Utere
has been with her sister, Mrs. Will Veitcli,
& merchant, who is a nephew of ex-Sheriff
Yeltch, of Alexandria county.
Not being able to find her, Mr. Rob
ertson, whoee homo if. at No. 926 C freet
louthweet, took up again an invceUgataon
Into an escapade in which his sister was
Involved lat winter aod developed facts
upou wtnch lie took out the warrant.
Some time before Christmas Mibs Rob
eribou aid tier niece, about her own age,
met a young man at dancing school. He
was au eay talking, well d leased, good
lookiitg young man and apieared to have
plenty of money. Miss Irene, though
nut yt out ofxliort dresses, is weUdeveloped,
ha a beautiful face, dark hair, clear blue
eye and tt a fine dancer She talks
freely and 16 as confiding as a child of her
ag- wtio has seen a good deal of the
world would be exjKjcted to be.
She and her niece were soon well ac
quainted with the polished young gentle-1
man nny were together occasionally at
parties and pl..ces of entertainment One
day be invited them to go over to Baltimore
They understood that he was an elec
trician and couid get passes on a steam
boat over there, wuiuh he was fittmgwith
electric lights, and they would return
to Washington in the early evening.
OK THE WRONG BOAT
When they arrived at Baltimore theircom
panion took them to the boat and not
long after they steamed away, as aey
thought, for Washington. It proved instead
that they were on the way to Philadelphia.
When the girts got home intimation of this
from talk wich passengers, tbev demanded
of their friend wbere they were going and
when he said, "Philadelphia," they de
clared they would tell the captain and
throw themselves on his protection.
The young man begged them not to do
this and pointed out that they would only
make a sensation that would bring all three
Into unpleabant notoriety.
It was night when they arrived In Phil
adelphia and he proposed that they go on
to New York with him.
This thoy declined, and in tears In
Blsted that he put them on a train to
return to Washington. Tinally they said
tbey would appeal to the police if he did
not furnish them tickets and put them
on tbe care for home. He then complied.
This is tbe story Miss Irene and her com
panion told on their return. By othera
It was fc&id that the two girls were stage
mltten. They had been praised for their
dancing, and thought they could get a
place at big pay if they could only reach
New Tork, where the theatrical troupes
are made up.
In this view they were confirmed by
their handsome young friend, who had
some theatrical connection, and left with
him to seek their fortunes in the gay
whirl before the footlights. They were
not withal, it is said, as guileless as they
made tlielr homo folks believe.
DETECTIVES AT WORK.
When they returned here for whatever
reason Mr. Robertson, Mr. James A Gam
ble, and others of their relatives Fet the
detectives to work to find the man who had
taken thorn away, but never could locate
him They bolievo now rrom the de
scription given that he Is Ur. WiniFatt.
When Policeman Cramer recoived the
warrant yesterday he went with Mr. Rob
ertson to one of Silsby & Co.'s offices and
without any disturbance took Mr. Wim
satt into custody at the close of business.
He was permitted to telephone for his
lather, Mr. J. S. Wimsatt, of No. 621 P
street northwest, and then was taken to
the station and locked up. His father was
called to AJexandria by the death of his
uncle there, but took Mr. Shillingtou to see
his son and make preparations for his re
lease on bond.
Percy Wimsatt was seen last night
In his cell. He gives his age as twenty
three years and is married. His wife
was Miss Bertha Young, of Alexandria,
where he was born and where he lived a
large part of his life. He is of medium
height, rather stocky and a little fleshy.
IlIS FATE AGAINST HIM.
He has a manly, Intelligent face, smooth
rdiaven, and clear gray eyes. He was
dressed yesterday in a well-made gray suit,
and wore a neglige shirt, with tan belt.
He had 1 n his pocket $23.75 in cash , and sent
out for a copy of Judge and a 10-cent
"I couldn't eat in this beastly hole,"
he explained, "eo I'll take a cigar. No
5-cent, mind you," to the attendant, "but
go to Driver's and get me a good one."
"It's -fate," he said to ihe reporter.
"1 don't liellevc much In Christ or any of
the immortals. We're just put here and
have to take what comes. There is no
foundation for the charge against me but
it'll ruin me just the same and break my
poor mother's heart.
"I suppose Mr. Robertson thought ho
tras doing all right to have me arrested.
They came to the office about noon and
ttood around outside for about three hours
tzntil business was over, then read the
warrant to me. I had no Idea what they
were doing there or I would have got ball
"This Is a pretty place for a white man.
X never was in a cell before. I was ar-
roted.once for "theft but the facts showed
t was not guilty. Since then I havealTrays
made a point to keep track of where I have
ttcen just casually, you know."
"I ask somebody what time it is or some
thing or that kind, so I can prove where
I've been in this case, and shall be able to
show that they have nothing against me.
Mr. Koberthou acted very gentlemanly
about i.t all and I have nothing against him.
"It's only fate.
"All the same when I get out of this
I'll make him smoke for it if he's got any
money. That's a matter of business. I
have no feeling against him."
When asked why he didn't tell Miss Rob
ertson's whereabouts, as he said he knew,
Mr. Wimsatt replied that was nobody's con
cern but his own. He hoped to be able to
give bond and be at his desk in the broker's
office in time for business this morning.
Late last night Mr. J. M. Wimsatt, father
of the accused, returned from Alexandria
and with Mr. Shellington went before Clerk
of the Police Court Joseph Y. Potts and
gave bond in $500 for his son's appear
once this morning.
ELKS AGAIN IN HARMONY
Hatchet Burying Is in Progress at
Grand Exalted Ruler Hny Delivers
Ills Animal Address and Outlines
u Plan For n Supremo Lodge.
Atlantic City, N. J., July 0. When tho
Elks' convention ns-sembled this afternoon
tho Armory "Hall was crowded. During
tho noon hour the question of bringing
up tho factional fights between the Hay
and Dctwiler faclions was discussed, but
it was finally decided to lay it over until
This question will not occupy much time,
as It Js pretty well settled that there
would bo no fight. Meade Dctwiler, the
grand exalted ruler of the Buffalo faction.
met Sam Martin, a prominent member of
the other faction, and taking his own B.
P. O. E. badge from his breast pinned it
on to Martin's lapel. This seems to lie the
general feeling among the delegates.
The flnst business before the convention
this afternoon was the reading of the
grand secretary's reports. The reports
bhow that twenty-three new lodges were
admitted during the past year, nine being
from tho Buffalo faction. The total re
ceipts during the year wore $9,000, and
there are $2,000 yet remaining m the
After this report had been read, Grand
Exalted Ruler Hay's anuual address was
Ho spoke for almost an hour. He said
tho anti-club, auli-Sunday legislation,
eudorsed by the order ata previous session,
was contrary to the principles of the order.
He aleo paid a tribute to the theatrical pro-
that tills clatb of members were still I
actively engaged in working for the good
of the Elks.
During the course oriilsremarkstheGrand
Exalted Ruler outlined a plan whereby a
supreme lodge might be created but no
recommendation was made.
It seems to bo the general opinion among
the delegates that Grand Loyal Kuight
W. C. Meyers, of Philadelphia, will be
chosen grand exalted ruler. Very little
opposition has arh-en to his election. The
election of officers will take place on
NORTH EN CITY'S HISE.
15,000 Colonist Will Go There After
Atlanta, Ga., July 9. The first of the
settlers in th big federal soldiers' colony
to be estaulished in southwest Georgia,
organized by cx-Gov. Nortben, has arrived
and are arranging for those who are to
P. H. Fitzgerald, of Ohio, will reach
here to-night to pay the first Installment
of $125,000 on the purchase price of
The colony has been staked off and its
townsite. which will be called Northen
City, will spring into life in a few months
upon the arrival of the first 15,000 colo
nists. They arc expected to come after tlie har
vest in August in an immense wagon train.
HARRISON ON WHEEL-WOMEN
Strenuoim Denial That He is Against
the Feminine Cyclist.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 9. The atten
tion of Gen Benjamin Harrison being called
to an alleged interview, published in New
York. In which he was made to say that he
wai opposed to the use of the bicycle by
women, he was quick to deny having said
what was attributed to him.
"I have." said the ex -President, "talked
with no newspaper man on such a subject.
I may have said something to personal
friends on the subject, but my views are not
in accord with the views expressed in that
article. I expect it is another one of those
made-up newspaper articles, for which
the New York newspapermen are famous."
Only last week a local bicycle firm shipped
two wheels to Saratoga, one for Mrs.
McKee. Gen. Harrison's daughter, and
the other for her son.
GONZAGA'S FETE CROWDED.
Emmett Guards and St. John's Cadets
Were There Luot Night.
As the lawn fete of Gonaga College con
tinues the popularity and attendance in
creases. Last evening saw one of the lar
gest crowds there that have been in afc
tehdance since the opening night.
Promptly at 8 o'clock the Emmett Guards
in full uniform and the boys' company the
Enights of St. John, over 100 strong, and
their drum corps, headed by Gonzaga Col
lege drum and fife corps, entered the
grounds midst the blaring of trumpets,
the waving of handkerchiefs and a mag
nificent display of fireworks. In the hall
a genuine old-fashioned ante-bellum exhi
bition of cake walking was given by the
Southern Classical Cake Walking Associa
tion, and eight dusky couples put their
best reet forward togain the prize.
The fete will continue until Saturday
night, when the distribution of prizes will
SPAIN WANTS APOLOGY".
Minister Eusti,' Cuban Interview Of
fends a Madrid Newspaper.
Madrid, July 9. There is much excited
comment in the newspapers here over the
statements attributed to J. B. Eustls, tho
United States Ambassador to France, upon
the situation in Cuba.
El Globe says that the Duke of Tetuan,
minister of foreign affairs, bas Instructed
the Spanish minister at Washington to
demand explanations in a friendly manner
from the United States regarding the
One of the Ways of a Trust.
Wheeling, W. Ta., July 9. The Standard
Oil Eerinery at Parkersburg, shut down
In all departments to-day. It lookB as
though ihe shut down is permanent. The
plant represents an outlay of $1,000,000.
Cornelius Dllss Out.
New York, July 9. The Evening World
Bays that Cornelius N. Bliss, leader of the
anti-Platt element in the Republican party
of this eitr. han rnsl'mpd frnm tho Tionnh.
lican county committee.
Englishmen Vent Their Spite Over
Cornell's Victory By Default.
STEWARDS SUSTAIN UMPIRE
"Damn America nnd Americans" Is
the General Cry at Ileiiley Out
ruseous Attempt to Put the Illaino
on Cornell $500 Stake Offered for
A not" ?r Cornell-Leunder Ilace.
nenley-on-Thamcs, July 9. The first
day of the fifty-sixth anniversary of the
water derby of Great Britain was a dis
appointment to all concerned.
Cornell was pitted against the crew of
the Leander Boat Club, composed of ex
Oxford and Cambridge oarsmen, and" said
to be the strongest on the river.
There was some confusion at the start
owing to the presence near the starting
line of a number of boats which seriously
interfered with Leander. Consequently the
latter were somewhat slow in getting into
Then when the umpire asked if the two
crews were ready Cornell promptly an
swered "yes," and the umpire claims
Leander did the same.
This the Leanders deny. In any case
the umpire gave the word "go," and the
Cornell crew shot away. But only half
the Leander crew started and their stroke
protested that they were not ready.
In spite of this the umpire allowed Cor
nell to pull over the course and awarded
the Americans the race.
The Leanders have jodged a protest
against tbe umpire's decision and it was
referred to tbe board of stewards. But the
board will not change the decision.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS.
The following is a summary of the events
Grand Challenge Cup First heat Trin
ity Hall, Cambridge, beat the London
Rowing Club easily by four lengths in
Second heat Eton College beat the
Thames Rowing Club easily in 7m. 34 l-2s.
Third heat Cornell rowed over tho
course in 8m. lis. Leander did not start.
Thames Challenge Cup (eights) First
heat St. John's College, Oxford, beat
tho Thames Rowing Club' by a length
and one-half In 7m. 57s.
Second heat Norous Boat Club. Amster
dam, beat Lady Margaret, Cambridge,
Victor's Challenge Cup (triple scullsl
First heat Trinity Hall, Cambridge, beat
Cayus College, Cambridge.
Stewards' Challenge Cup (fours) First
heat The London Rowing Club beat the
Argonaut Rowing Club, of Toronto, by
two feet only.
Silver, Goblets (double sculls), first heat
The Thames crew beat the Lady Mar
garet, Cambridge crew.
Second heat London Rowing Club beat
New College, Oxford.
Diamond seulls, first heat Guy Nlckalls
Towed over the course, bis brother,
Vivian, having scratched.
Second heat The Hon. Rupert Guinness,
Leander Boat Club, beat F. H. Thompson,
of tho Argonauts, of Toronto. Thompson
was woll In front at tho start but ran Into
STATEMENT OF THE STEWARDS.
The board, or committee of stewards,
this evening issued the following statement:
"Tho committee while deeply regretting
tho most unfortunate misunderstanding
at the start of tho Coruell-Leander heat,
feel they must abide by the laws o boat
racing and cannot reverse the decision of
the umpire and starter."
The members of the Leander crew are
all wild against the umpire for his decision
in favor of Cornell and in their rage they
say most unpleasant things against the
C. W. Kent, stroke of the Leander crew,
said to a representative of tho Associated
Press: "An English crew would never
have gone on. Had they any spirit of
sport in them they would row again. Our
boat was pointing into the island and half
the men were backing water. I had my
II5UL15 GIVEN 1011
Situation at Buzzard's
hand raided in the air toward the umpire
when ho asked: 'Arc you ready?' We all
cried, 'No, no.
"I have rowed In many races and I never
met with such unsportsmanlike conduct.
We had not heard the umpire say 'Go'
when tlie mess was made.'
Another member of the crew Temnrked:
"We do not want ajiy more such crews as
DONE WITH AMERICAN CREWS .
After hearing the decision of the com
mittee of stewards Kent cried out: "Well,
I never want anything more to do with
Americans or American crews'.'
"They are not sportsmen," said still
annthermembcr of the Leander crew, "and
that Is why Yale and Hnrvakl won't row
them. They are no I wanted in England
again The only satisfaction is that they
will get a good licking 10-morrow."
A determined effort is being made by the
Britishers, led by tbe Leanders, to place
the Cornell crew in the wrong and put the
whole responsibility for the outcome upon
their shoulders. The Leanders and their
sympathizers ignore the decision of their
own umpire, which is upheld by this even
ing's decision of the Stewards.
The general cry is "Damn America and
Americans." As a matter or fact the
Cornell crew are not only .strictly within
the rights, but, in view of the umpire's
orders, they could not well have done other
wise. It would have been a pretty Quixotic
thing had they disobeyed the umpire and
returned to the post, butmeantime Leander
would probably have gone on and won the
race. It is the Leanders who are showing
a most unsportsmanlike spirit and in every
way trying to discredit the Americans.
Andrew S. White, a nephow of ex-President
Andrew S. White, of Cornell, said
to a representative of the Associated Press
Uiis eveniug: "It Is tho groatest out
rage that was ever perpetrated on God's
earth. The attempt to put tho blame on
our boys is a dastardly thing.
"They could only obey the umpire Be
fore the regatta wo were warned on all
sides to beware of tho Leanders. 'They
will do you in any way possible,' it was
said. 'They will run you into the post as
they did the French crow last year.
CORNELL UNFAIRLY TREATED.
"We were told, oven before the draw,
that the thing had becu fixed that our
first race would be against Leaudor. In
our hearts we believe that Leander went
to the post determined uot to race. We
had the better position and had beaten
their best time."
Mr. Francis, the Cornell manager, said:
"Our boys have done just right. It must
be remembered that Leander Is.nrit the only
crew we have to meet. Ever since we have
been here we have been unfairly trateed by
the British press."
Umpire Frank Willan, after the meeting
of the stewards this evening, said: "I
could not do differently than' send Cornell
along. I myself and Mr. Gould, my as
sistant, bpthsaw thatlhecrewis were ready.
I gave the word 'Go!' and both seemed to
start. Then came calls fro mthe Leanders:
No, we are not ready.' Hail I ordered
tho Cornell crew back they might say that
because they were ahead at the start tho
English umpire recalled them to favor "their
This version of the occurrence can be
confirmed by the correspondent of tho
Associated Press, who witnessed the race
from the umpire's boat.
Sporting Life says: "Mr. Frank Willan,
acting umpire, has offered to give a prize
to the value of 10 for a Leander-Cornell
race on tho day the regatta closes. It re
mains to be seen whether the offer will have
"Of course, many people will blame him
(Willan ( for not calling the rowers back,
but it must be remembered thatthefels no
appeal against the umpire's decision. It
is not for us to crilicisesuch an eminent
authority. It was an international con
test and anvsemblanceof partiality to wards
an English crew would have opened the
flood gates of American wrath."
Cashier Irvine Acquitted.
Lexington, Vu., July 9. Charles W. Ir
vine, charged with robbing the Bank of
Lexington, through his 'business partner,
Charles M. Figgartt, who wrecked that
hank by overdrafts, was acquitted to-day.
Another Knock- Out for Pessimists.
Reading, Pa., July 9. The Brooke Iron
Company of Bridsboro, this county, this
afternoon increased tho wages of 450 em
ployees ten per cent.
More Pullman, Generosity.
Cincinnati, July 9. rThree hundred em
ployes of the Pullman shops at Ludlow,
Ky., have received auincrease of 10 per
cent, in wages.
taliar and Terrible Plague in
THYSIOIAKS'IN" THE DARK
State Doctors Caiinot Discover the
Mysterious Ineet Whose Poison
ous Bite Tins Already Killed Three.
Cattle DyhiK From tlieSume Cause.
Superstitious Theories. .
Wellsboro, Pa., July 9. The physicians
attached to the State hospital at BIoss
burg, this county, are trying to solve
tlie ra3-stery surrounding peculiar cases
of apparent poisoning that have been
brought to their attention.
A few days ago Jacob Rymska. of Bloss
burg, died presumably from tlie effects
of a bite of some insect, as lie stated that
he felt a sting under his eye soon after
going to bed. Ho died two days afterward.
Since that time there have been three
similar cases In that town, ono of them
proving fatal. In the case of Rymska the
patient's head swelled to enormous pro
portions and his death was caused by
suffocation occasioned by tho terriblo
SUFFERING. OF VICTIMS.
Last week Henry Dyke, of Richmond, was
taken to the State hospital suffering from
the effects of a poisonous bite on the top
of his bald head. His eyes were swollen
shut, his head was greatly swollen, and
it was considered a dangerous case, al
though he now seems to be improving.
Joseph Wituskl, a workman in the Bloss
hurg tannery, thought he had been bitton
on the cheek by a mosquito recently,
but the small pimple continued to swell
until tlie man's head was a sight to behold.
Ho suffered terrible pain, but recovered.
The three -year-old child of Jacob Los
iniecki, also of Blossburg, died yesterday
from the same cause. A small pimplo
appeared uudcr 'the child's left eye. Two
days later the little one's head had swollen
to remarkable proportions and death fol
lowed in great agony.
SYMPTOMS OF THE PLAGUE
In all of the four cases mentioned there
was a small pimple discharging a watery
fluid and the head of the patient swelled to
a remarkable size. In tho fatal cases the
bodies turned to a dark color almost im
mediately after 'death.
It is reported that a number of cattlo
have died in that region lately with the
same mysterious symptoms. The physi
cians are unable to explain the matter. Dr.
Crandal, of the State Hospital, says he
has had considerable experience in spider
bits but the symptoms m these cases are
The people of tho neighborhood are ex
cited, some claiming that a poisonous fly
has been imported, whilo others maintain
that It is a plague and uot the bite of
an insect. , ..
BALLOONS CAltHIED TO WIS' LOTS.
"Unique Method of Advertising the
Merits of Tuxedo.
With a loud hurrah from hundreds of
throats tho three immeuse balloons, which
tho Tuxedo Company loosed last evening
fromtheir lots in Prlnco George's county
Maryland, sailed up and away and were
soon lost to sight.
To each balloon was attached the deed
to ono of tho beautiful lots at Tuxedo.
Tho finder had only to present the deed and
ho became the possessor of the foundation
of a happy homo.
The first two bulloons fell into the hands
of Daniel G. Unisted and Harry G. Wilson,
both of this city, but the third one is yet
to be heard from. When last seen it was
a tiny speck in the sky sailing off in the
direction of Marshall Hall.
The situation of Tuxedo is an especially
desirable one. It Is on high ground, where
there are no swamps, and consequently
no malaria. Tlie new rifle range which
the National Guard will soon build will
he directly opposite Tuxedo.
Got your Cabinet Photo Free.
FATHER AND SON MURDERED
Roused from Their Sleep at Mid
night By a Kentucky Mob,
Youns: Man Itiddled With Bullets.
His ParentShot DowiiinPrescnco
of Wife nnd Daughter.
Louisville, Ky., July 9. A special to
tho Post from Printcton, Ky., says: A
mob of masked men went to tbe resi
dence of Joseph Howton, at Lewiston,
eight miles from this county, last night
and murdered him and his son, Howlet
Just as tho clockstruck 12 o'clock one
of tho mob knocked on tho door and
asked to seo Howlet Howton. He came
to the door, and after talking a minute
or two was seized and pulled outside and
shot through the body.
The mob then dragged him to tho gate
and shot him seven times. After they
finished him the gang went hack-to the
Tho white-haired father begged they
spare his life and tho lives of his family,
but his entreaties were unheeded, and
tbey made him back up into a corner so
they could shoot him without danger to
his wife and daughters.
The leader deliberately counted ten and
Jhen five of the men fired at the old
man. One ball struck him in the wrist,
another in the abdomen and a third in
Tho men then left the house, taking with
them a boy who worked on Howton's farm.
They carried him to a vacant building aiid
fastened him up, telling him they would
kill him if ho attempted to escape before
One of the women was so badly frightened
that she was utterly prostrated and her
death is looked for.
Tliere is no theory as to the cause of
tho mob's action. Tho Howton's were
quiet, inoffensive people and stoffd well in
Tho sheriff wlh a pose have gone to
the scene of the double murder to make a
thorough investigation, and it is believed
that the murderers will be apprehended.
If they are caught they will be lynched.
DEHYER FULL OF TEACHERS
Fifteen Thousand Delegates and
Visitors Have Already Arrived.
II. S. Tnrhell, of Providence, Is the
.New President Hereafter Papers
Will Be Printed und Xor Head.
Denver, Col., July 9. The delegates and
visitors to the Katlonal Educational As
sociation have practically all arrived and
conservative railway men estimate tbe
number at 15.000.
The council held its first meeting to-day.
It was an. executive session, wholly de
voted to business matters. It was decided
to have all papers hereafter printed and
submitted to the members of the council at
least a month before each meeting and
have none read at the meetings. Hereafter
outsiders are to be admitted to meetings
only by card.
An apropriatlon of $2,"00 for the use
of the committee was asked of the board
of directors. The report of the committee
on- new members provided that C. P.
Crown, Illinois: Bettie A. Button, Ohio;
William F. King, Iowa, succeed them
selves, and C. H. Keyes, California; W.
F. Bryan, Indiana; and John Buchanan,
Missouri, succeed n. M. James, Washing
ton: Delia Williams, Ohio; J. W. Dick
The following officers were elected:
H. S. Tarbell. Provhltnr R T most.
dent: Earl Barnes, Menlo Park, Cal., vice
president; Bettio A. Dutton, Cleveland, O.,
secretary and treasurer; Charles DeCarmo.
Swarthmore, Pa., D. L. Kiehle, Minneap
olis, Minn., J. R. Preston, Jackson, Miss.,
and J. M. Green, Trenton, X. J., executive
The council then adjourned.
HA IX AT BUZZARDS BAY.
But the Bahy and Its Mother Are
Still Doing Well.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., July 9. Frequent
showers have disturbed the equanimity of
Buzzard's Bay folks to-day and kept the
residents of Gray Gables Indoors most of
Mrs. Perrine. Mrs. Cleveland's mother,
a rrived at 1 1 o'clock.
Dr. Bryant reports that Mrs. Cleveland
and the new little girl are to-day doing
very nicely and do not require very close
PLOT AGAINST THE CZAH.
Eight Person A rre-t ed , A mong Them
Well-Know n Xljiillsts.
Paris, July 9. A dispatch to Le Jour
nal from St. Petersburg says that an ex
tensive plot has been discovered at Mos
cow against the life of the Czar.
Eight persons have been arrested charged
with complicity in the plot.
Among the prisoners are six well-known
Strikers Win The Fight.
Canton, Ohio, July 9. The striking em
ployes of the Canton Steel Company re
turned to work this morning with a gen
eral increase in wages of 13 1-3 per cent.,
to affect all departments engaged in the
strike. About 275 men were involved in
Chance For a Scientist.
A civil service examination for assist
ant chief of tlie division of animal pathol
ogy will be held in Washington July 26.
The salary is $1,C00 and the place is in
the line of promotion.
Capital Concert To-day.
The Marine Band plays at the Capitol to
day at 6 p. m. as follows:
March,' "Cruiser Columbia," Fanclulll;
overture, "Le Domliia Noir,". Auber;
waltz, "Estudieutina," Waldteufel; grand
selection, "Rigoletto," Verdi; character
istic, "The Forge in the Forest," Michae
lis; descriptive fantasia, "A Trip to Man
hattan Btv.ch," Fanciulli; synopsis
Break of Day, Sunrise, Running for the
Boat .Boat, Barracole Down the Harbor,
Rushing for tha Train, A Railroad Ride,
Waltzing in the Sands, Dance of the
Sea Nymphs, Imitation of Fire Works,
after which "Home, Sweet Home;" "Dat
Cake Watk,"- Lamb; patriotic hymu, "Hall
THE WEATHER TO-DAY.
For District of Columbia, Maryland
and Virginia, fair; cooler; northwesterly
nother Appointment hy Hastings.
Harrishurg, Pa., July 9. Gov. Hastings
to-day appointed Col. B. Frank Eshelman,
of Lancaster, judge advocate general of
1LGBIH6E JO Hill!
Thirteen Killed and Many Hurl
En Route to a Shrine.
THEIR -TRAIU TELESCOPED
First Section Was at it Standstill
When the Second Section Dashed
Into tho Rear End at Full Speed.
Bravo "Women in the "Wort ol
Quebec, July 9. A terrible accident oc
curred at 3 o'clock this morning at Craig's
road station on the Grand Trunk Eadway,
about fourteen miles west of Levis.
A very large pilgrimage from Sherbrook,
Windsor Mtfls and Richmond left the lat
ter town about 10 o'clock last evening
for the shrine of St. Ann de Bcupre.
Tliere were two sectiens of the train, one
running a few inmates behind the other.
The first section was standing at tha
Craig's road station taking water when
the second section, passing the semaphore,
dashed into the rear Pullman eoaeh of
the first section, smashiug It to fcintHlng
Engineer McLeod and Fireman Perkins
of the second section were both killed
The Pullman coach was telescoped Into
the first-class cars of the first jMetfon,
killing a number of paweagers riding; in
LIST OF DEAD AND INJURED""
Following Is a full corrected lie of the
dead and wounded:
CHARLES BEDART, mall clerk, Rich
mond. Miss BEDART, Richmond.
HECTOR McLEOD, engineer, RtdKBMd.
RICHARD PERKINS, fireman, Rich
mond. J. T. MERCER, RicbmoBtL
Itev.F. P. DIGNAN, Windsor.
Mr. COGAN, Richmond.
Miss VALIN, St. Joseph de Lavte;
Miss Pbaneur, St. Joseph de Levis.
Mrs. J. B. CAVER, Danville,.
Miss Delvcourte, Sheffield, aunt of Mtea
Valin, St. Joseph, de Lev
JOHN O'FARRELL, Capletou -thirteen
John Cadieux, Granville: J. B. Cayer,
Danville; Perapbine Cayer, Danville; Joseph
Cayer. Danvdle; Louise Cayer, DanriBe
Virginia Silvestere, Ham; Mr. Fraaete
Fontaine, Brougbtno; Louis Gudet. Arkha
baskeaville; Patrick McUogn. Capietoa;
Pierre Allard, Richmond; Antonio Bard,
ArthabaskeaviUe; Hercules Desctaax,
wife and son. Danville; Rev. F Des rosters,
Bmughton. teg and arm broken; J. Quiolan,
Montreal, Iwdly hurt; Cynlhe Remiaird,
Sherbrooke. slightly wou nded; Deliiia Goose
hn, Sherbrooke. slightly wounded; Mr.
and Mrs Hamel. Danville, the former in
juries to right leg and the latter head and in
ternal injnnes; Mrs.. Louis Mortn and Oli
vine Morin. Windsor", face and interaal in
juries; Mrs. Franfc Cayer, Danvilie. aad4to-year-old
daughter, bead wouwis; Mcs.
Zephrin Laniebn. Windsor; Lazare God bout,
WOMEN'S RESCUE WORK!.
The work of rescue was begun as soon
as possible. When the blinding clouds of
steam had subsided the trainmen and priests
ralked the men together and tbe dead and
injured were taken from the ruins of the
engine, Pullman aod first . ass coaches and
cared for wherever temporary headquar
ters could be found.
The women of the party ministered as
best they could to the wants of the maimed
pilgrims. They tore off their undercbith
Ing and made bandages Tor the wounds
and tried In the absence of surgeons to
staunch the flow of blood and properly
cleanse the harts.
Word was sent to Montreal aad orders
from there were Issued to Levis to send
out a force of doctors from Quebec to
attend the wounded and a force of men to
clear up the track.
The special train from there reached
here at an early hour in the morning, and
all of the wounded that could be moved
were placed on board a car and sent east
to Levis, where they were to be cared for
in the hospital.
It is bard to say where tie blame for
the accidents rests. It has been suggested
that Engineer McLeod might have dozed
off to sleep and thus missed sang the sema
phore and was unconscious of his where
abouts. A strict investigation will he had at once
to determine where the responsibility rests.
WOUNDED ARRIVE AT LEVI3.
The arrival at Levis of the train bearing
wounded passengers from the scene of.
the accident at Craig's Road beggars de
scription. Hundreds bad congregated at
the station at Levis and numerous express
wagons containing mattresses and pillows
were awaiting the arrival of the train.
The wounded bad all been made as com
fortable as possible on mattresses in the
cars and were attended by physicians who
had been sent on from Levis at an early
The sight of the unfortunate victims as
they were carried from the cars was one
never to be forgotten. They were cov
ered with blood and their clothes were
torn to shreds.
Bruises and cuts on the head and body
were particularly common. The second per
son taken from the train was Rev. Mr.
Dignan, cure of St. George's of Windsor,
who died just as be was taken from the
Tho other wounded were driven to the
Hotel Dieu at Levis. The Pullman car
was totally wrecked and it is a mlracla
that every soul on lb was not killed.
SURVIVORS' STORIES. '
The Pullman conductor, Mr. Mooro Wood,
had a narrow escape. He had luckily
stepped out on the rear platform just In
time to see tho on-coming train and jump.
He thus escaped injury.
Tho engine of the colliding train seemed to
rear up, then turned completely over, pin
ning Engineer McLeod underneath.
The rest of the second tram was derailed
and badly smashed up.
In an instant after the crash the air- was
filled with the shrieks and groans of tha
Injured and Imprisoned passengers.
The few train handsand station. employes
extricated the passengers as quickly at
Thirteen dead were taken from the
Mr. N. J. Quinlan, tho Grand Trunk
passenger nseut, who was on the first
train, is not seriously wounded and in con
versation with an Associated Press cor
respondent, said he cflTTld not say how he
escaped death, as the Pullman he was in
was completely shivered into splinters.
Tho porter of the Pullman at the time of
the collision, Bennet Pasler, said he
could not account for theaccident. At the
time, he was putting up a berth In the
P. McHugh, one of the Injured, said hoS
when the accident occurred. He saw tho
locomotive of the second train coming
through his car and he was only saved by.a
friend named Shamon White.
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