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By ROBEHT BAMt
^WiWft S8$JBIB ft I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,170,
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, FEHRUARY 20, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY <)F TO-DAY*^ NEWS
"WASlirNOTON. Feu. 19.-Forecaat for
Frdny anr] Saturdny!
Vlrglnla?Falr, not ro cold Frldny; Sat
urdny cluudy nnd wnrmor. probably raln
ln soulli portlon; llght to frcah oust
North Carollna?Inorenrtng cloudlneaa
and warmer Frlday, followed by raln ln
weat portlon! Hnturday raln and warmer,
frcch eaat wlnda. i
Yeatorday waa but a allght Improvement
ovor tho prcvloUB day ln tho mattor of
temperaturc. The wlnd waa not ho ac
tlvo.Tho merciiry. however. rrnclred a
lowcr lovei; mar.klng 11 dcgreoa?the cold
:C8t of Uio wlntor. l^aat nlght tho tempc
rnturo waa connlderably modllled, and
to-day wlll bo wartn.
STATE OF THE TIU2R.MOMETEU.
9 A. M. 11
12 M. 2U
3 P. M..-..2G
6 P. M. 24
8 P. M. 21
12 mldnlglit . 2tf
Averago . 211-3
HlgheBt ternpcrature. yeatorday.t'
Bowott tempornturc yoatoifday. 11
Mean temperaturc yeatorday.....19
Is'ormal tcmporaturo for Foo. 80
Departtire from ilormnl tempornture. 17
I'nfclpltatlon durlng paat 24 hours.. 00
Feb. 20. 1308.
Run rlsos....G:55 I HIGH T1DE.
Sun aota.5:53 | Mnrnlng.11:03
Moon rloes...2:0l | Evonlng.11:41
Evldcnco all takcn ln Campbell case
nnd argument boglns next Thursday
Flve Governora of Vlrglnla at Bee Camp
llall to-nlght-Movc to liulld a new
brldgo over the Jamos-Report of re
colvor for tho Paaaenger and Powcr Co.
pronounced groundless?Chlld-lanor bill
undor dlacusilon-Governmont llkcly to
enlargc tho pofetoftlce, but not to tako tho
Shafor huilrilng-lnsp'octlon of locul
Btock yarda?Optlclana ln anaslun boro
-Rlehmond paator llkcly to be called to
Achiaml-Jolin D. Rookefollor, Jr., hore
-Mr. Aubrey Strode, who Was takon III
yoMordny, bettor last nlght-Yeatcrday
inornlng tho eoldoat of tho wlntor
Thlrtofii alarms of flro ln ono day
Goort sk:u!ng on all tho lakes and ponda
-Anti-truat blll Jndeniiltcly, postponod
-Prealdont Boatwrlght dellvera a loc
ture to tho atud"ntis-PrlzeB awarded
nnd n new Bcholarahlp nnnounced by tho
Clty Sc.hool Iloard-Rullng on the uso
of tho aperdwav Stlnday not to bo recon
Kldorfd. MANCHESTER-A movoment
to be started looking to tho rellef of thc
poor; meellng ln Loader Hall this aflor
noon?Flr^ at Fore?t Hlll Wedrtesday
nlght-Judgo Hancock rcvcraee a ver
dlct-Tum Thumh woddlng lnst nlght
The Htgh School graduatca?Colonlal
toa to-nlght-Mra. A. S. Wrlght ill?
Chesteiflcld Supcrvlsora to mcot Monday.
New cannory company organlscd at Pe
teraburg-Propoacd to arnend oliarter of
Crowe that Jlayi.r mnv be elected by tlie
people-John W. Foater. to l.;cture at
tJnlvcralty of Vlrglnla-V. P. i- and
Hajnpden-Sldney base-ball pchedules?
Alexandrla'a waahlngton blrthd.iy celo
bj-utlon-Annual Phi Ho-tn Kappa cele
bratlon at Wllllamaliurg-Baltltnore road
to bulld tormlnal plers at. Nuwport Newa
Flro at Cllnchport ln Bcott county-A
jicw aynogogue at Charlott*:sville?? W. C.
T. U. chauter to bo forroed at Wllllams
buig-WlnchMtefi ou: ott from tlVi,.olU
?ide world bv snowdrlft.?-Ramsey caa<?
at Rviona Vlat.i-Movemtnt to Eecuro
portralt of Judge McJUanghlln for Wash
ingiort ajid 1-co?Captatn H. R. Nlchnola
ondorscd for tlie Norfolk postoflicc
Kinston capitallata to operale a cotton
mlll on Swlft Creek-Old negro burnod
to dc-ath at Green Uay-Stafford to voto
on Kiibsorlptlon to propoaed clcctrlc llno
-Good roads movoment ln Warwlck and
Ellaabelh CJty-Battteshlp Malno at
Newpbrt Newa-Pythlana adjourn at
Roanoke-Mall robbory ln Bedford
Misa Hf.'len Rarnes addrespea Bynchburg
Y. W. C. A.-Xorfolk boy Injurod by
cxploatvo scnt tlirough tho mall-Fred
ericksburg offlcrs examlned by Captaln
Bosaleux. Marrlog'es-Ernest Dove and
Miaa Elizabeth Ewald ln Alexandrla; W.
II. Kelsey and -MIs* Mamle Sulltvan at
Staunton; Chesloy M. Tredway and Mlas
Molllo S. Shlelds at Chatham; Ernest
Everly and Mlas 1-arrlck at Berrj'vlllv;
Frunk Carson and Miss Dora Wallaceat
Srnlthvllle; A. S. BarkKdale and .Ulss
Fannle C. Adams at Roanoke: E A.
Cooper and Mlaa Mary Harrison Ohar
rlngton at Warrenton; W, E. Blrckhead
and Mlas Annle XV. Marsh at Charlnttea
vllle; Wallcr l'amplln and Mlsa Blanche
Thomas at Earlysvllle. DeaUis-F. F.
Boach at Clifton Forge; Joseph B. Jonea
at Peteraburg; Edward Blndsay at Keys
ville; John A. Shlpp ln Prlncess Anne;
Alc-x. AVlilto ln Prlr.cess Anne.
Watts and London bllla are dlscuased
at Icngth ln the liouse and Senate, but
nelther reaches a flnal voto. Other Im
portant mcasurea Introduced-Massey
carrled back to Oxford from Keyavllle.
Va,-The argument and evldence ln the
Rlahop trlal 1s endod nnd the ca.?e glven
tn tho Jury at Charlottc. A verdlct wlll
1h) dclivered thls mornlng-JU>X> dam
agca for false arrest at Greensboro
Storm-tossed vcssela report at Wilmlng
ton-Sales on tho Wllson tobacco mar
ket lai-ger thls year than ever before?
New llre englue ror Durham-Cnild-labor
blll cousidernd by the Eeglslature-Ac
tlvlty ln tho comlng municlpal olectlon
Fast expreas traln plowB through car
loaded wlth chlldren on their way to
achool and scattcra dead and matmed ln
every dlrectlon?Tw.o unmaskod robbers
hold up a Cullfornia traln and rob pas
songera of all tholr belonglngs at plstol's
polnt-Congresaman Lamb hopes to havo
publio bulldlnga bill n-mended so as to
piovldo t'or eroctlon of postofflce for
Rlchmoiid on alte on Broad Strt-ct
Announecd that Presldont will call an
oxtra session of tho Senate If tho Panama
treaty 1b not rntltlod at tho present scs
Blon-Houbo pasaes tho naval appro
prlatlon blll, provldlng for the construc
tlon of now war vessels and the Incroaso
of the peraonnel of tho navnl latabllsh
inent-Sonatnrs Quay and Morgan sus
uected pt u comblne, maklng the nitlllca
Tlon of the Panama treaty dependont
tipon tho tmssnge of the atntehood blll
Sonate held only very brlef opon session
and tranaactod routlnc btislnoss of llttlo
genoral imporuince-Explosion of a
alioll ln work-room of naval magazlne at
Fort Bafayotte scattera death among
thoso engagod ln work-Nogroes tncet ln
Cooper Unlon nnd adopt resolutlons de
nounclng tho Southern people-Ball ro
fusod Tlllmnn. the alayed of Edltor Gon
salea-lt la Improbablo that a succeaaor
to Dr. Curry aa goneral agent of the
Peabody Board wlll bo named-Blll to
penalon tho wldow of Dr. Reed, the dls
coverer of yellow fcver germs on mos
qultoea, Is dead-Cotton mndo a 8onsa
tlonal rlse of twenty polnts-Bcnr nt
tuek on Metropolltnn Btocka rosnlted ln
heavy deollne, thotigh some of the loaa
waa recovercd-G. Taylor Blaokford, a
non of tho suporlntendent of tho Contral
Btate Ilospltal at Staunton, lnvolvod ln a
Biiowdrlft and hna hla fnce badly frozen
.?-Jtiflgo WIlllam.R. Day nomlnated for
tho Supromo Court benc.h to aucceed Jua.
tlco Shlrns, roalgned-Old Hutch and
Bwcet Allce woro tho wlnnlng favorltea
yoaiordny nt Now Orloana-Complalnt
nindo bofora Intoratato Commerco Com
fnlsHlon of dlscrlmlnatlon ln frolght rateB
to Blchmond-TCnlghta of Momus glvo
flrat pngount ln tho New Orleans Camlval.
UOHTSHIP BUILT IN
III:' AhmiicIiiIikI Pl'Cua,)
NORFOBK, VA., Fcbruary 10.~Unlted
Btaten llgltl-Hlilp No, 73. bullt ln Potora.
bui'g,' Vn? for Cape liUIssaboth., Mulue,
iiUiud ic-0uy tw Btr ututlou.
A train Plows Through
Carload of Children.
EIGHT WERE KILLED
AND SCORES INJURED
Dead and Malmed Scattered
in Every Dfrection.
MOTORMAN STUCK TO POST
AND MET DEATH BRAVELY
Brake Failed to Work on the Slippery
Track and Car Full of Boys and
Girls on Their Way to School
Dashed Through Gate Di
rectly in Front of the
Fast Flying Train.
(Dr A??ocl8te.l Pro??.)
NEWARK. N. J.. February 13.?A fast
cxpress on the I*ackawanna Rallroad cut
through a trolley car crowdod wlth schooi
children nt Cllfton Avenue crosslng to
day. Elght of the children were killed
and a score or more of them Injured.
The motorman of Vhe car, who stuck to
hls post. wlll die, and tho onglnecr of the
express was so badly hurt that thero is
littl? hope of hls recovery.
Both the express and the trolley were
on stcep grades. golng at right angles.
The express was signalled, and the cross
ing gates wcit| lowered, whllo the trolley
car was yet ha!f way down tho hill. The
nnotonnan shut ofT the power and applled
the brakes, but almost Irnmedlately the
car hegan to sllp along the Icy ralls. It
galned Lremendous momcntiim. and at
the bottom of the hlll cras' cd through
the gates. dlrectly In the track of the
oncoinliig train. Tho locomotlve plowed
Its way through the trolley, throwlng tho
children In every dlrection.
The dead are:
A'lOLA HA*. seventeen rcars.
MAUDE BAKER, sixteen years.
ERNESTINE P. MUEL.LER, flfteen
MABEL E. KARSCHNER, sevcnteen
ALiMA LOEHBERG, slxtcon vears.
EI.LA WERPEPP, nlneteen years.
EVAN V. EA.STWOOD, Jr., sixteen
Peter Brady. motorman ' of trolley car,
skull crushed; wlll dle.
Oscar BacklllY. engineer of train. head
crushed; probably fatal.
Jennle McClcIland. slxteen years: skull
fractured; other Injurles; probably fatal.
Florenco Doll. ankle broken and badly
hurt at'out head and shoulders.
Mabel Smlth, fourteen years, head In?
A. Frederlck Allsop, Injured about head
George Smlth, colored. leg fractured.
Carl Paquet, cut about face and brulsod
Maude Van Valon, seventeen years,
brulsed about head and arms.
Walter Bauermon, seventeen years,
Susan Decanip. arm fractured.
Edlth Fox. Paullne Rlch. Mary Lyttle.
Margarat Commerford. Frances Nevlus,
Helen McCord, Allene Coursen. Mina Bull!
Ulllan Geraghty, Marlon Price, Frede?
rlck Llndsley. Emlly Knight. Arthur Lu
land and Jacob Wallack.
The accldont happened wtthln threa
blocks of the Hlgh School bulldlng. and
in the car at tho tlmo were nearly one
hur.dred puplls. As many as thlrty oth
<?rs had managed to throw themselves
from the car beforo tho crash came. The.
trolley was one of the speclals whlch
every day brlng the children to school.
It had moro than Its ordlnary load to
day, owlng to the cold. It contalned
every chlld that could squeozo lnslde
and others stood on the roar platform.
Becauso this car had been so crowded.
many who were wnitlng for It before the
hlll was reached could not get on. al
though some cllmbed on tho front plat?
form wlth the motorman. A score or
more children were compelled to walk
and they followed tho car afoot. They
say that when the car was stlll less than
half way down tho hlll the rallroad gates
bc-gan to drop.
1CE ON RAILS.
Peter Brady, tho motorman, promptly
shut off the powcrnnd applled the brakes.
Tho speed of the car was ehecked. bnt
It continued to move slowly down the
lncllne. There was no thonght of dan
gcr, Then lt began to move faster nnd
faster. The Ire-cnvered rnfls afforded no
hold for the whcels and although Brmly
Jammed hls brakes harder and then
swung rm fjfe reverse, the momentum of
tho car grew at every yard, and tho car
shot down toward the rallroad, When It
was right at the gates tho express thun
dered Into vlow. Warned by the erlea
of those afoot and by thfilr own fcnse
of danger thosa on the platforms began
to throw themselves off Into the snow,
and as tho car sped along the fow re
matnlng feot toward the ralls porhnps
one-thrld oscaped doath or Injury In thls
wny, but thero was no tlme for thnso
wlthln tho car to do moro than cruah
toward the rear door,
Tho gates wero swopt nsldo llko tooth.
plaka, and before the cracltlng of the
gatos dled out came the crosh. For thlr?
ty seconds beforo Ihe nlr was fllled wlth
frantlo crles of those who saw doath
dashlng down upon theni.
The wrock of Uio trolley car was com
plote. The pllot of the englne struck lt
almost umldshlps nnd turned It pnrtly
around, and then the pondorous epglna
out It In two. The upper part of the
trolley was roduced to frugments under
the drlvora of the locomotlvos. One-half
of tha car was thrown to one sldo and
lay on the tra,eks. Tho other seetlon was
hurled some dlstanca away. In every
dlrectlon lay the Injured and dead. The
englne was brought to a standstlll and
fronj the train and frqm nearby housea
roen ruahod to thu reaouo. The speotacle
was appalllng, and many who started to
work hnd to glvo up unnerved.
Ovor from tho Hlgh School, whcre tho
crnHh had been heard, and from tho wln
dows of which somo bnd wltncsscd tho
aocidornt, came puplly and .teachers to
ald In succorlng thelr com'panlons. , A
Ind who had been hiirled to safety In a
snow bank thlrty fcot from tho crosslng
arosc. brushed tho anow out of hls oyfea
and wlth a shrlek rushed up tho street
to n flro box and turned in an alarm.
Wlthln flve mlnutes as , many dead
bodles had been lald nldo by sldc In tho
snow alongeldo the track. Ono of fho
bodlos, that of a glrl. was found a blocjc
beyond. It had been carrled there on
the of the englne. Eoad after load of
the Injured was sent away ln patrol
wagons and ambulancos. Wlthln
a short tlmo there was not one Injured
person ncar the scene of the wreck and
the dead were on thelr way to the morgt'o.
COUNSEL FOR RAILROAD
SAYS CAR WAS CROWDED
IBr \**nrUtc<i rre**.')
NEW TORK, Feb. 19,-Walter W.
Ross. generaj counsel for the Delaware,
I^ackawanna and Western RaJtway
Company, mado a Btatement, ln wltlch
he sald It had been learncd that flvo
of tho wounded probably would dle.
"Whero tho crosslng ls," sald Mr,
Ross, "there ls a. steep grado. whlch we
ha-ve been Informed slopes about elght
feet In seventy-flvo. It ls the rule and
custom for trolley cars to corne to a. full
stop at all crosslngs. At that polnt w?
have a gate and watchman.
"He recelvod a slgnal by bell from
Rosevllle about a mlnuto or a mlnutc
and a half bofore the train came, and
so lowered hls gate, The trolley car
came down the ffteep grade, the motor?
man havlng lost control, and smashed
Into tho gate. The gate Is broken cleav
off. showlng that lt wus done, The car
crashed Into the front and sida of the
englne of our train, breaklng off the
beam and part of the steam apparntua
of the englne. The slde of the cab was
also smashed,. lnjurlng our englnoer.
'"The I^ackawanna has been maklng
cxtenslve Improvcments In the way of
track elc\'atlon near thls polnt. Unfor
tunately the work had not reached thU
crosslng yet, and on aceount of thls
work our cnglnoars aro subject to fla.g
at every crosslng. None of our train?
run fast In thls nelghborhood. Tho train
had stopped at a statlon Just a Httle
way off, and thls waa an additlonal rea
son for golng slow.
"From all the Informatlon wo gct,
thero was absolutely no blamo to bo
attached to the englneer. and the accl
dent was the result of no fault of the
"As far as wo can learn, the aecldent
was the dlrect result of the overcrowdlng
of that trolloy car." sald Mr. Ross. "I
am told that there were at least one
hundred and twenty personjt upoa.jC" '
Counsel in Campbell Case
Forced to Take to Hls
Bed on Yesterday.
It was feared at one time yesterday
that serious lllness would overtake Mr.
Aubrey E. Strode, the young attorney
for the prosecutlon in the Campbell In
vestlgatlon, bofore he could return to hls
home In Lynchburg. Last nlght, how
ever, he was restlng better, and it was
hoped that he would be out agaln short
Iy, posslbly to-day.
Contrary to the advlce of hls physl
cians. Mr. Strode Inslsted upon coming
to Rlchmond upon the reopenlng of the
hearlng, and the trlp served hlm badly.
He came late, but yesterday mornlng h?
was on the fleld, and, though he could
hardly stand, he took an actlve part In
tho proceedlngs. Yesterday afternoon he
was ln bed at Murphy's, where he ls
staylng, a slck man. Tlns time he was
forced to regard the lnstructlons of hls
dector. and he could not leavo his room.
Judge Lovlng stated at tho Investlga
tlon that he feared hls young colleague
was threntened wlth a serious lllness.
At 10 o'clock last nlght, however, Mr.
Strode was somewhat better, and was
ablo to eat, though stlll conflned to hls
bed. It Is now hoped and expeeted that
he wlll pull hlmself to rlghts vory short
Judge Lovlng hlmself Is far from well.
He, too, arose from a sick bed to come
here, and tho trip certalnly made hlm
no better. It was wlth an obvlous ef
fort yesterday that he kept hlmsell up.
FOR HIS CLOTHES
Milllonaire Stove Manufactur
er Brings Suit Against Jef
ferson Hotel Company.
(Kpeclnl to Tho Tlines.Plspnteh.)
ALBANY, N, Y? February M.-Before
the Unltcd Statos Court here to-day trlal
was begun ln tho sult of YValtor P. War
ren, a milllonaire stove manufacturer of
Troy, against tho Jefferson Hotel Com?
pany. of Rlchmond, to recovor JI.BOO, the
n-alue of-the wardrobo of hlmself, hla
wlfo and mald. detitroyed ln tho llro whloh
dostroyed tho hotel on March 28, 1M1,
The maln ground on whloh Mr. Wnrren
bases hls actlon ls that he was mlsled by
tho assuranoo of tho nlght clerk that the
hotel was absolutely ftroproof.
Whon the Kro broke out he had time
to pnek hls ti'unks and carry them out,
but ovon then was lulled to a false sonso
of eecurlty by the deolaratlon of ono 0/
the nlght watchmen that there was no
danger. The dofenso holds that he woa
warned of the dunger in tlmo to esoape
wlth hla soodjj, 1
CAMPBELL'S CASE IS CLOSED;
THE ARGUMENT ON THURSDAY
MR. DAVIS EXPLAINING TO JUDGE BROWN.
Two Unmasked Robbers Held
Up Passenger Train.
EVIDENTLY OLD HANDS
Covered All With Revolvers and Gave
Orders to "Dig Up"?One Man
Who Resisted Search Came
Near Being Shot?Escaped.
(By AtBOclatoil I'reis.)
BOS ANGEEES. CAJ*. February 3&.
Two unmaaked roen held up and robbed
a carload of passenger a on the Loa Ang&.
lea-Pasadena train last nlght.. '.mirty-two
passengera, one-half of whom -wero wo?
men, wero forced at polnta of revolvers
to surrender caah and jewelry. to the
amount of between ?600 and $700. The
robbers performed thelr work quiekly,
but effectlvejy. The car was held for
ten mlnutea. The men then left It and
disappeared in the darknesa.
The hold-up was carrled out ln a way
that marked the two outlawts as belng
old handa at the bualnesa. With revolvers
ln thelr hands they stood ln the doors
and ln foul language ordered everybody.
to "dlg up tke coln and jewelry wlthout
any monkey buslness." The robber at
tho car door steppt-d upon a box and
from thla commandlng posltlon covered
the startled passengera with hls rovol
ver. The othor one passed down the alsle,
taklng pocket-books, coin and watches and
thruatlng them carelossly lnto hls coat
pocketa. Whllo taklng the property of
the paasengers the bandlt kept up a
flow of abuse.
John AV. Gay. agent of tho Paymond
Whitcome excursion, narrowly escaped
belng ahot by the robbers. He reslated
belng searched, pushlng tho robber back.
Instantly the man snoved hls rovoveler to
warda Gay's face. The latter atruck the
weapon up-wards just as the trlgger was
pulied, and the bullet passed through
the roof of the car. Anolher paasenger
snowed some lncllnatlon to reslat.
"Get, sour heads, out of the way there."
ordered the man at the rear door, "tlll
1 get that man." With that he turned
tho revolver upon the unwllHng pas
Runper, who qulckly gavo up hla valu
abies. Tho women paasengers were tcr
rorl7.ed. many of them 8creamlng, others
weeplng. No distinctlon of sex was made
and the women gave over thelr money and
watches wlthout a show of reluctanco.
Tho conductor and tnotorman wtsro
told to keep thelr hands above thelr
heada. The robbers forgot to search Con?
ductor Dayhoff and consequently mlssed
about flfty dollars.
WANT CURRENCY THAT
WILL BE MORE ELASTIC
(By Asioclntod Pre?s.)
NEW TORK, Fob. 10.?Tho prosldent
of the American Bankers' Associntlon,
Caldwell Hardy, of Norfolk, Va.. In pur
suatice to a resolutlon adopted by tho
assoclatlon, haa appolnted a commlttco
to conslder tho cntlre subject of pro
po3ed changea In tho ourroncy Bystern
of the country. Tho commltleo la coiu
posed of tho followlng:
II, C. Fnhnestock. vlee-presldent Flrst
Nntlonnl Bank, New York clty; C. S.
Falrohlld, presldent New York Socurlty
and Trust Compaoy. New York clty:
Myron T. Horrlck. prosldent Soclety for
Savlngs, Clevoland, Ohlo; Homer S.
HOUSE WILL PASS
LEE STATUE BILL
A Favorable Report Made
< Yesterday by the Finance
The Hottso Commltto on Ftnanco hna
favorably ropoitod tho blll offcred by
Sonator Halsey, of Bynohburg, and passod
by the Senata to place a statuo of Gen
oral R. B. Bo,i In the Btntunry Kall of
the National Capltol at Washlnston. Tho
blll wlll HUely pues tha House.
Klng, presldent Wells-Fargo & Company
Bank, San Franclsco, Cal.; C. B.
Kountze. presldent Colorado Natlonal
Bank, Denvor, Colorado; J. J. Mltchell,
presldent Illlnols Trust and Savings
Bank, Chlcago, 111.; George Q. AVhltney,
dlrector AVhltney Natlonal Bank, Now
Thie oammlttee -wlll salect Its own
The resolutlon adopted by tho assocla
tlon oxpressed unquallfled a.pproval "of
tho enactment of a law impartlng a
grcatcr degreo of elastlclty to our cur
rcncy Bystem. ln order to make lt ro
sponslblc to the buslness Interests of tho
GRANTED INCREASE TO
(By AsRoctuted Presn.)
MTODLBSUPRO. KY? Ftob. 10.-- All
the coal operatora In the Mlddlesboro
distrlct have granted thelr minors a
voluntary IncTease of 10 pcr. cent. In
wages. About 1,500 men are affocted.
The operators state that thls has bcon
a banner year for the soft coal trade,
and It ls tholr_ deslra tp_ share thelr
prosperlty' witnTtheir employes.
Shell Exploded with Fatal Ef-.
fect in Workroom of Na
\ val Magazine.
(Br Assoelatod Press.)
NEW YORK, February 19.?Three men
wera klUed outright, one man so injured
that he died later, two other men fatally
and at least soven serlously hurt In an
exploslon ln the work-room of the naval
storago magazine at Fort Lafayotto. la
Now York bay, about 2 o'clock thls after
GEORGE ROTHAM, Brooklyn.
GUSTAVE DOZ1ER, Bay Rldgo.
JOHN MASON. Brooklyn.
UNKNOWN MAN. thought to be MarUn
Tho Injured, so far as Imown:
W, H. Vang-urp. Brooklyn.
Charles John Muller, Manbattan.
Frank Munsen, address tinknown.
All tho dead nnd Injured were workmen
at Lhe fort. Tho exploslon could be heard
for miles around. Accounts as to how
tho fatal blast was set off dlffer. One
report hns lt that tho men wore fllllrig
a 13-lnch shell, whlle another is that tho
men were removlng a powdor'chnrgo from
a shell and undentook to unwlnd a fuso
coniiecting the powder chamber wlth the
pcrcussion eap. Thls caused sufllcient
fiictlon to sot off tho cap and oxplodo
tho shell. Major Po-woll, chlof Burgcon
at FjOrt Hamllton, was among the flrst
to reach the scene of tho catastropho, and
with tho fort troops removod tho dead
and Injured from tho wreckod magazine.
Ambulances and surgcona also were sum
moned from Brooklyn.
The work of ldeaitlfylng the dead and
Injured was dlfllcult, becauae of tho dls
torted featuros, blackened by powdor
Fort Lafayette is an old fort ln tho Nar
THROUGH THE MAIL
Twelve-Year-Old Boy is Pain
fully Burned at Norfolk?An
(Speclnl to Tho Tlinos.DUpnteb.)
NOHKGLlv, VA., February 19.?llarry
Hioks, a twolve-yoar-old boy, wus hurt
by the exploslon of a box rocelved by
mnil to-day. Tho postanan dollvorod a
clgur box tled wlth n fitrlng at the resl
denco of tho boy's slster, Mrs. E. M, Pnr
lott, thls moming. lt was oponod by tho
boy. In opcnlng the box the matchos lt
oontalned Ignlted tho exploslvos and scjvt
terod powder Iji tho hoy's fitoe. The post
oflloe ofJlclals were notliled, and an Inves?
tigation has begun to dotermlno whe.ro
tho box canio from.
Tmo box rtocs not bear a post-mork, but
tho carrler for that routo snys lt camo
to hlm ln the rogulnr ooursa of the mall
Physlclnns wore ealled Immedlatftly
and thelr impresslon ls Ihut tho oyo
slght of young Hlclts ls not affocted, aml
that hu wlll uuft'oi' only from the uowder
shurnA ', *'
A Veny Unlucky Number of
Fires on Yesterday.
NONE AMOUNTED TO MUCH
ln Some Cases Chirrmeys on Fire Were
the Cause of the Turning Out
of the Department
Desplto the fact tha,t thlrteen la ro
gardod as unlucky, espoclally by per
sona engaged ln a rlsky bualnesa, there
were sounded yeatorday wlthla Rloh
mond no more nor less thon thirteon
flre ularms, and In each inatance there
appeared good cause for calllng tho de?
partment. But the number to the con
trary notwlthstandlng. nono of tho alarnu I
resulted sorlously, the blazes In eaoh in?
atance belng of llttlo or no couseijuence.
Early yesterday niornlng the tiromen
realized that thero was somethlng do
Ing ln thelr partlcular llno of buslnosa.
By 8 o'clock an aJnrtn liad been sounded.
and hardlj- had thla thrcatened conflag
ratlon, a dwelllng In the reaidenUal sec
tlon, beon attended to boforo the doleful
aound of the blg bell and the sharp sound
of the houao gongs announced the pres
eno of atlll another threatened flre.
STTLB THEY C1AMJ3.
Untll late yesterday afternoon the
alarms contlnued to coma in, and ln
oach Inatance the cause was found to be
about the samo. Flnally twolve flres had
been dlacovered and twelvo tlrea had
beon put out, when about 5 o'clock there
cajne ln from a well-bullt up aectlon of
the clty and a looallty regarded aa not
firoproof, tho thlrteenth alarm.
It was with a feeling of deep fora
bodlng Uiat tho department. reaponded
to the onll, for evory man with hls well
grounded superatlUort and educatod bo
llef in the proverblal thlrteen as an omen
of evll, answared tho alarm. They ex>
pected to vlew a contlagratlon of
no menn proportlons. and could soo thou
sajids of dollaxs golng up In smoke.
Tho aurprisu of tho tlro laddlea may
be imaglned when they arrlved upon
tho sceno, for Inatead of vlewlng a
apreadlng oonflagratlon, they observed is
suing from a dwelllng chlmney volumes
of black snnoko and a fow clnders. The
troublo wns qulckly remedtod. after
whlch the department retumed to tholr
Bater sevoral other alnrms were re
colved, but no fliunage waa recorded.
HIGH COAB THE CAUSE.
Tho hlgh prlce of coal and tho preaent
fuel uaed by tho people la held reapon
sible for the number of flro alarms ro
contly. It is statod that the prlce of
coal la too hlgh for tho cltlzeus to burn
hard coal ns a stove fuel, as a conso
quence of whlch wood nnd blocks, some
tlmea shnvings, nre bolng oonsumod.
Belng unacqunlnted with the freaks of
wood nnd aliavlnga. the peoplo flll thelr
heatlng sttives with sucli fuel. turn the
damper open and leavo the appntutus
to lient thls or that room. As a result.
the ptove Is soon at a whlte'heat, whllo
flnmes are flylng up tlie chlmney. Thoso
set flre to the soot nnd much snioko
nnd mnny uhuocossary sparkfl emlt, an
nlnrm of flre alwaya belng tho conso
WIFE FOR DIVORCE
(Snocliil to TUo TliiU'S-PUpntiMi.)
CUMBERBAND, MD? Februnry 19.
Thnmns J. Wlngflokl. Jr., through Auslln
A. Ullson. sollcltor, to-dny entered sult
for dlvorce from Boulaa T. "Wlngllold. on
the grounds of dosertlon and lnfidelity.
Tho blll rocltos that tho whoroabmits
of Mra. Wlngl'.old Is unknown. They were
marrled In Flnvanna cotinty, Vlrglnla, In
1SS0, where they llved untll 1902. ? when
they romoved to Cumberland. Tho blll
names J. G. Tumcr, of Roanoke, Va.,
THE SALE TRUST BILL
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
.Tho Sennto Commlttoo on Gfnernl Baws
yesterday mornlng Indoflujtoly "poatponed
tho oonaUleratlon of the Salo nutl-trust
moaaure nnd the Brupe blll to re-onart
the Whnrton nntl-compact Insiiranea law.
Thls aotlon waa ngreenhlo to hoth pntrona
of tho pondlng meaauraa, and to tho ln*
Biiranpo peoplo, who woro represonted by
soveral promlnont genontl ngents,
Tha bills wlll probobly be takeit up
emiln ln about two w??ka.
Prosecution Held Down
by the Committee
RULED OUT BY THEM
Some Testimony Allowed
About Rose and the Jug.
BY f HE REV. MR. CARSON
Say? He Never Told Hlm He Was Dolng
Hls Full Duty?What Rev. George
H, Ray Had to Say About the
HIstoric Llquor Rcceptacle.
Dr.Tunstall Not Allowed
to dustify Hlmself.
Followlng the rulings of the Comraitte*
for Courts of Justlce, whlch so conanedi
and restrlcted the prosecution that lt
?was useless or Imposslble to proceed!
?wlth tho examlnatlon of several ot tha
twenty wltnesses brought down oa re
buttal, tho Campbell investigation late
yesterday afternoon came to a. suddeu
and rather uncxpected close so far as the
testimony ls concerned. Both sidea
wound up thelr caao and got everything
ln shapo for tlie argument whlch the de
fense, despito tho lllness oC tho prdsecTu
ing attorneys. tried to have heard yes?
terday, but whlch was flnaJly set for the
latter part of next week.
Tho inqulsltlon is now at an end. Tho
epectacie on whlch the people have feast
od durlng tho past fow weeks has be
come a tlung of tho past. The door
through -whlch the dry bones of Amherst
county wore ratttod'ln tho searchlng
wind of the Investigation has been
slammed shut agaln and flnally tho pub
llc stnnds on tho outsldo apparently well
content to have au end of it all. Ob
vlously thls publlo was growlng weary
of the ceaseless overturnlng of the dust
plles, to see what was concealed under
them, howover atartllng and sensational
the revealment has , proven to be.
Crowds thronged the Investigation hall
untll tho vory close, it Is true, but lt was
ovldent to the most casual obsorver that
the thlng was beglnning/to.'null 6n thenv
To-day the Investigation staiids a closed
book. Thero Is but one mora thlng on
tho programmo and thon tha whole re
markable buslness wlll be through. Thla
solltary unflnlshed thlng ls the argument,
and one day next rveek wlll sottle that.
For stx hours the oounsol for elther aide
wlll lock horns ?w?4 do lordly battle over
tho testimony they Jiavo adduced. Only
for slx hours, however?three to eaoh.
Then the case wlll go to the committee
and then a llttle later on the committee
wlll submit Its report to the House of
Delcgates. Thls wlll be the end or th<
THE SESSION YESTERDAY.
So far as tho testimony alone ls con?
cerned, but llttle ean be sald of the Iaai
day of tho lnvestlgutlbn.,; The evtdence'
was essentially of a scatterlng nature?
so scatterlng, ln fact, rthat it could all
be gathered up an stored1 away comfort
ably In a nut shell.
Tho feature of the day. however. wna
the positlon taken by the committee wlth
referonce to tho lino of examlnatlon to
bo pursued by tho gentlemen of the pros
eoution on robuttal. It is largely to thls
declslon that the scatterlng nature o?
the tes>timony ls due. It seems, as lt
were, as lf the committee reaohed out
the hand and took out the heart from
the case of the prosecution nnd Ieft a
fow onds and morsels to bo patched up
as best thoy could bo. The patchwork.
like all of Its klnd, looked skimpy and
unsatisfnctory when it was done.
Tho thlng began in the early morn
Ing and continuod throughout tho day.
From the very stnrt tho- path of the
prosecution was strewed wlth the objec
tlons submttted by Major Conrad. untll
lt soemed that tho entlro s-esslon was to
bo consumed In argument over the pro
prloty of questions, In nearly every in
stnnco tho chairman of the committee
or the commltteo It-self ruled against the
hotly-contostlng prosocutors, untll the
examlruition was narrowed down strlctly
to certaln thlngs. Anvthing olse, lt was
held, would not be rebnttal. Upon one
occaslon, however, lt took the commlt?
teo over an hour ln oxecutlve session to
declde. Thero was evldently not an
ln vlow of the stand taken by tho
commltteo, Judgo Lovlng was forced to
nbandon tho examlnatlon he had pre
pnred and to ask hls wltnesses only
(]iiostlons pertalnlng to certaln mattcrs.
Evon under those condltlons. however,
he succeeded lu ellcjtlng three or four
Iniportant factsi. Ono was n dealal from
tho Rev. Mr. Cnrsnn thnt he had evor
told .Tudge Campbell that he thought ho
(Campbell) was dolng lii* rull duty. in
conhoctlon wlth the whiskpy flghts in
Amherst. Another was tho lilgh chtir
aetor glven by soveral witnessos to the
rann Bowen. whoso veraclty had heen
callcd Into questlon by tho defense. A
thlril was the statoment of three or four
thut they saw tlio man Itose go to Da.y'8
storo wlth a jug.
Much of tho roally Iniportant testi?
mony?or so it wns vlewod by the pro
seoutlon?hnd to ho ellmlnatod, however.
The committee would not permlt the
pelttloners to go Into the sonsatlonal
jury affnlr, holdlng that It would not
bn in rebnttal. Three or four of tho
wltnesses brought down woro not exam
Ined at nll. Three of them wore to
slnte what they had lestlfled when Day
mndo nppllcatlon beforo Judge Campbell
In Amherst for n renewal of hls llceiise;
Mrs. Otto U Evnns was to tell what
she had scen of the conduct of tho
Ciimpbell-trlnt jury ln tha court-rooin;
Mrs. J. E. Bowmnn was to testlfy that
Judcro Campbell had a "prescriptlon"
bottle, whlch he uscd contlnually.
But all of thls was borred out. Even
Dr. Tunstall could not present hls af
fldavlt from tho man Bryant, who do
nled what he had sald here before about
buylng whlskey at Dr. Tunstall's drug
store In Nehion county,
Therefore, as sald, the Investigation
came to a sudden nnd rather unexpoelfrd
end. The sur-rebuttal conslsted^of. bu<
When tho testimony waa flnally cloaet
there Immodlately arose a dtscuaston ovei
Uio questlon of the argument. Mr. atrodi