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mfkmMVMM I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,185._
IlICHMONp, VA? TUiSDAY, MARCH 10, 1908,
"PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WAflHINOTON, Mnrch 9.?ForccABl'for
TiioMhiy and WednoBday:.
Vlrglnla-Fulr In north, riiltt Iti BotUl
portlon Tut'Hda.vi WodiioRduy rijln, rroan
norlheiiHt wlnds, boeoniHg. fioMnnaal.
North Carfilliln-Riiln 'I'uoBdny an 1 Wed?
nesday, llght to fresh southeaBl wlnds.
Yostorday. though tho "kles wote over
caBt, wub a plousanl day. 'Ihe Wi?t
toiiipornturc i-ecorflcd wuh-CS, ttut- atter
nlKhtfall the mereury fell some ten do
isrers. Raln Ih predlcted for to-day.
8TATW OF TIU^rTltflRMOMETWR.
f a. m.k
8 P. M. $
6 P. M.???????'. &
? P. M
12 mid'rtlgYit .''.'';_;
Hlghosl temporaturo yostorday. ?S
Lowcat tr-rnponiturc yeHt.onlay. r;
Mean t.empernluro yoHtcrdny.... i.
Norinnl tomperature tpr March.. w
l>partiirf from normal temppriuurc. li
I'rcclpltmloii during past 21. hours... .01
.' 'm.niaturealmanac.o ^
Rimrises.?:? I 1MOII TIDB.
Run setfi..0:11': Morn ng.1?
Moon aetu.1:10 | Kyentng.-:l?
Alfred Sandridge. Iho slnyer of Mlss
Nannui Morrls, may reeover?Ij?1'f,n
? dopts majorlty roport ns basls of tho
rlwrgos against. Judgo. Cnrnpbell?Cen
Iral Btat,. Mo.?pUnl to be Inyostlgatcd
Mr. William II. Culllngworth Very IH?
A Fulton mlnl.'d.'i- roBlgns-Suit against
a rollplrum paper wlthdrawn-Wlndow
m-wnu-d lo Cenionnry Churoh??Surtden
ieaOi of Mnurioe .f. Urlfflti?Olnter legficy
pald to tho W. C. A.-Baptlst und Moth
odlsl Sunday sehools moot-?-Judgoi I. A.
Wlckham Iti a runirway-Roslgmuion ?r
Mr. R. <?? Soulhall-Wreck on C, & <>?
Homporarily dolays (rafflo-Harmon.V ln
he Mliilstfirlal Union-Deutll ot Mr.
James II. Brnro? Sundiiy Ob?ervunc*>
F*aene m n?ht tho Spoedwny matter?
hoard of Aldermon takes up the budgot
to-nlRln- ? No Caiiiival to bo held-?
ftpnators Ople and bo fato Improve?
Woman's '.'lnb olrols offlcera. .*[*?%
rllF.STKR?A first-elnss base-ball team
to bo orgfliilzcd?Commlttee from llquor
dealers to appetir before tlio Councll o
nlght?A ben'eftl proposod fnr the-Clt*
MfsHlon-r-'unornl of Mrs. f'111,-?T*
Shamrock Hoclal?-Entertainment *tltw
Presbvtorlan Church-A Ff-rlo*. of Bneelal
HorViced-Mr. ?Mcrertlth to build a rall?
H, I,. Page Uir'ris ovpr th? Nqrfolk post
offloo to Capta-ln M. B. NMchols' Posltlon
a-mro.\ for MIpk Waddy?-Fathor kUlftd
by hls son ln Floyd-?Nowberry ndlcted
nt WytJiovllle and Hrtlsey carrlrd to WIbo
-A. .1 Bvlos. nf Prlnceton. to troach the
next Waahlngton and I.ee font-ball team
_Ten years for safo breaklng at Sunolk
_Arre;<tod on a sorious charge at Pu-.
Inskl-V>r. Battlo's last sorrnqn ln Fe
tpr^tmr^-Safe hlowers' good haul near
HrlPtol^-Br?ly found near Suffplk after
two mcntlis-Vlrglnla man wln.-' near
Brlstol and hls Kunsas rlval. returnB
wlthout n brldo-Stoamors resumo opora?
tlons on tlm Rappahannock??Burglara at
work at Bramwell-Annual falr to bo
held at. Kcllar next fall--Ohlo man haa
ptirchasM a well known farm ln lorK?
Shootlng affalr In Lee-Charlotto coun
tv's now rallroad?An e QpenienHn Dln
^MVl'e'L-OlroerorB of. tho ?,WI?g
burg h^nk?-Arrested ln Tcnna0.,'st^T7^
Knlghls Tcmplar ln Gnihnrr,?--Str.'plon.
Hlbernlan . SoeWy's omcers?-Local op?
tlon contest n Orange to be. n llyeij one
--Old Domlnlon steam.ihlp; RIchmond
cra?he?'lnto n Gortnan sroombahln, Deathg
-_MI?B Marla C. English in Loudoun;
Koseo- Taylor ln Petersburg: Mrs- Mary
r'arollno Biako in Norfolk; J. A\. ^?<??;
ver at. Roanoko: Mrs. L._M. Jones at
Frederlcksburg; Lewls D. Bolton.
Tho General Assembly adjourned slne
dled at -' o'clock yesterday ftPTnoon. ln
".rostlng closing scenes. FlghtB ovor
rbflngps ln tho approprlatlon blllsT-Rovo
i c offlcers roport triple moonshlne rald
near areonshoro?Fatal shootlng affalr
irKlnston-Great actlvltyln the |umb?
frnde roported from iKeKberrj-^TMO
rioat.hs in finlck suci:esslon at Sallsburj
_Sevon colored normal schools consoli?
dated' by the Legislature into three?no
ports to tho State Y. M. C. A. Conventlon
ndlrato that three out of four North Cai
ollna. young mcn attend church.
Soorc of peoplo kllled and many more
Injured by cxploslon of oll tanka a Olm
N. Y.-Stage managor in Loulsville. K>.,
ls horsewhlBped hv Mlss Inez Lyle, an
nctreVs" w 1ms from RIchmond?Teiines
"eo 1 rdegroom kllls man who trled to
ateaLhU-Sridge from hlm by forco and Is
released wlthout baU?-Wntoaah Ra?way
tn exlenrt Its llno tordeen wnter at ^w
nort Nows-Senator Clnrlc, of ATKan
ias had to mnrch up to dosk alono to
lak'e tho oath of office-?Senate Cpininlt
tp" on Forelgn rolatlons roports Iho
r"nnnin treptv wlth a favnrab o reenm
niend?Uon-?Mlsslsslppl Rlver doprlvos
n any hundrods of poople of thelr homes
am1 destroya tho r property?-John D.
IJoekofol ov offers half a mllllon dollnrs
for-proporty of.tho IM_ Club, whloh nd
lolns rh.ifo.h whloh ho nttends-M?.
iioadlov adnilts that ho is headlng a syn
d ?aie to nnnnce the T.rlgg Company-?
W J Bryat l? inducod to talk on po Itlos
- 'ronc?os"lonal gOBBlp from the Natlonal
riitai li vm' Ib llkelv to succeed hlm
^!_^rfuuatloivln tho Tenth Dlstrict
FATHER KILLED BY
HIS SON IN FLOYD
fSp?oln1 to Tha Tlmox-l>t?patrb.)
FLOYD, VA., Mafcil 9.-J. M. Webb,
near Tlay Crek, was .?hot and fatahy
-vpundpd by hls son last nleh't at 10
o'clock. The boy clnlms that hls fathor
camo to hls room and aspauUod hlm with
Pteol knucks nnd out him wlth n knlfo.
biuI that ln solf-dofeuso ho rthot at hlm
four tlmoa.'tho hall taking offert Just
bI-ovo tho heart and pontratlng the luiigs.
Young Wcbb has not bpon arrested and Is
stlll ot homo. Too much mouiitaln llquor
vu.i Ihe cous's of tho troublo.
OATH ADMIIMISTERED TO
THREE NEW SENATORS
llly AsBOdiitod l'i'e?8.)
WASII1NGTON, D. C, Maroh O.-Whon
thn Sonate mot to-day tho onth of offlco
wa? admlnlstered to James P. Clarke, of
Arkansas j yV. J. Stono, of Missourl, and
gpnator Gallenger, of New Hamnshiro,
Mr, Stono wns escortod to tlio desk hy
Mr. Cookrell and Mr. Gallongor by Mr.
l^itlgo. Mr. Clarke walked to the do?k
'I'hern boing no ex^ooutlve buslness to
transaot. tihe Seneto wont Into txecutlvo
THE QUARTERS FOR
Tho Jolnt commlMoo from tlio eonate
' and the Houso appointed ' to iuvestlgate
and to report as to fiuartors for the Cor
poration ConimiBsion inot yesterday af?
ternoon and organlzed with Senator Pnn
ohno as ohalrman. No ooncluslon wn^
lenohed. Thls'commltteo ls authorlzed vn
i',>('ominond nuarters outsldo of the Capi
lo| and Stato Llbrary'bulMlngs If proper
aoeqmmn-atlons caniiot bo had there.
I'he commlttee found out that nearly all
tjjf .^(ate ortlclala ijeslro largpr quarters, ,
Larger Number Injured
by Horrible Explosion.
TRAIN OF 01L TANKS
SMASHED TO PIECES
Great Crowd Gathered to See
FOLLOWED BYA SECOND
Scores.of People Wero Caught by the
Sheets of Flamo Thnt Shot Out
In All Directions ? Men and
Boys, Ran from the Scene
Screaming With Their
Clothes Ablaze. *
(Hy Ansoclated Prcn.)
OLKAN. N. T-. March 9.-A score of
poople' wore kilied and a larger number
were injured by an explosion of 'oll near
here. A frelght traln on the Erle, made
up prlncjpally of tanks fllled wlth oll.
broke ln two,near hore, then came to
gother. and tfhe tanks ot oll wero de
mollHhcd. The oll lgnltvd almost instant
ly. A lurge crowd was attractocl to the,
scene of tho tlre. While they wero llnod
up along the tracks a lerritic explosion
oceurred. Tho flames communlcated wlth
thft othor tanks, and a second terriflc ex
ploulon followed- in rupid , succpssion.
She'etn of flames shot out lu all; direc?
tions, Scores of peoplo were caught"wlth?
ln the zone or fire and cnveloped in
flnmos. Men and boys ran Kcreaming
down tho tracks wlth th?lr elotfhing a
m'ass of flames. Otbern fell where they
stood. overcome by. the, awful'hoat.
Just how many wero kllled 13 not known,
as many of tlic bodles wero Inclnerated,
' Syan'ey'Klsli. ,1 prominent' hile'fiies's man,
reiurned from the scene of tho flro at
mldnicbt. ille said:
?T' wns attracted to tho scene of the
fire between 8:30 and 10 o'clock. When
I was wlthln a quarter of a mlle of tlio
wrocked traln thero was a terriflc ex?
plosion. FJamc3 shot upwards and out
wards for a great di.itance. I saw several
persons who started to run away drop on
tlie rallway tracks. and thoy never moved
agaln. Others who had been standlng
close to the wreckaga wero hurled through
tho alr for hundreds ot feet. The scene
A dozen young boys ran down the,
tracks wlth their clothing on fire. re
sembllng human torches. I could near
thelr aBonlxing crios dlntlnctly from
whero I stood. Th?.v ran nome dlstanco
down tho track an?J then thrcw them
solves to tho ground, sroveillng in the
dltchos in their frnntlc efforts to ex
tlngulsh tho flames. Then they lay stlll,
some of them unconsclous, others dead.
I don't know how many wero kilied. but
I counted twenty bodies before I came
Word wns sent at once to Olean pollce
headqunrters by telephone. Every doc?
tor aiid nmbulnnce ln tho clty wero
pressed lnto nervlce. Grocery wagons and
carrlages ot nll klnds wero also pressed
lnto servlce nnd were used ln brlnglng
tho dend nnd Injured to the. ho.spltals.
At mldnlplit the flrst of the Injured ar?
rlved nt tbo hospltal. Thero were four
young boys. Thelr injurles wero fright
fnl. Great patches of flnnh were burned
off nnd hung ln shreds from thelr bodlos.
It wlll bo dlfllcult. to aacertaln the
nnmes of a prent mnny of the dead to
nlght ns tholr bodies woro burned to
nshes ln the lntense hoat. A canvnss is
being made of tho clty as rapidly aa
posslble to fVnd out tho nnmes of the
mlsslng. There Is great excltenvint In
the clty, and the streets are throngod
Large crowds gntliored at thn .hospltal.
and the fnres of the Injured wero anxious
ly sennned as they wore borne lnto the
bulldlng on ntretchers, Hoart-ronding
SHOT TO DEATH
Robert Lee Rldlng Kllled the
Man Who Tried to Steal
(Speclol to Tbe Tlmes-DlBpiitcli.)
KNOXVILLE, TJSNN., Maroh 8,~-Rob
ert I.eo nidiiig. aged only. twenty-two,
shot and Instnntly kllled Jonathan
CroojnH. oged twonty-throo, yesterday,
dcfendlng hls wlfo ' from a forclblo at
tonipt made by Crooms to kldnap her,
Tho Bceno of thn nffolr ls in Sevier
county. flfty inlles from Knoxvllle. The
pcoullar sensatlon Involvca threo of tho
most prominent fninllles In East Ten
nessee. Ridlng marriod Mlss Julla Mc
Annally about three months ago, aftor an
or.gagemont which had lasted slnco thoy
were school chlidren togother. Prlor to
the marrlago Crooms had shown tthat ho
way also In love wlth hor by asslduous
attentlons, but ho recelved po oncouragc
Yesterdny Crooms approachod Rldlng's
home, nnd, nrmed wlth a. heavy revolver,
aought to tlud _Ii?. Rldlns, Ho falled at
flrst, Rldlng ln the menntlme telephonlng
for ofllcers. Finally Crooms found Mrs.
Rldlng and was ieadlng hor from tho
house by mnhi force, when Rldlng thought
tho man liad beeon allowed ouough )po
wny and shot hlm to death, llo surreur
dcred to the authorltles, but was rcleased
scencs wero wltnessed whoh ono of the
poor bllstored bodles waa rocognls'.ed by
a father or a slstor or a brother, and It
was Wlth dlftlculty' that porsorls Woro
restralned from Invadlng tho opcmtlng
room, ' i
Tlie bitcnl report of easualtles place*
the number of dead at twenty-two, and
tlio Itljtirorl at forty-flve. 8omo of tlie In?
jured wlll dle.
STORY.OF f HE YEAR'S
' WORK IM FIGURES
The flfth annual report of the Comrnls
nloner of Labor, Mr, Dohcrty. hns como
from the preseof the Eevrett Waddoy
Company, nnd Is a very Informlng vdiume
of 200 pagea. Mr. DoheHy has gotton
hla data at flrst hand, sendlnfphfa querles
l? the ostabllBhrnents from which Infor?
mation wits deslred. Tho mcchanlcal
work of tho prlntera is excellent. The
Commlssionnr of Labor haB taken up the
IndustrlOK whloh were not. touchod upon
lnst. Ho doon not recelvo enough appro
printlon to hnndio them all ln the same
yenr. Tt wns his nmbltjon to galher
exhaiiHtl'VB data -rogardlrig the mineral*
nt the State, but he could not do so on
necount of tho small amount of monoy
glvon him by tho Btate.
THE BUDGET BEFORE
THE ALDERMEN TO-NIGHT
The Ronrd of Aldermon wlll meet to
nlght'In- rcgulnr montbly sesslon, when
tbo annual budget wtil come up "for flnal
consideratlon bofore lt goes to the Mnyor
for hls Hignaluro of appro'val, after whlcli
It wjll become offectlve and the varlous
committees will knucklo down to work.
There ls a scant posslblllty that the
docuinent may bo vmended, but It ls
more llkely- that It wlll bo paeHod wlth
equally as much ewe aa'ln the Common
Councll, when- It waa not even road.
Tho .Board will also conslder the reto
of, Mayor Taylor on Iho ordlnanco au
thorlzlng the. expenditure of $2,800 an
nunlly for the purchase of. car tlckets for
mombors, of tbo Councll.
THE KERNS SUIT HAS
Tbe. sult instituted. by Mr. Frank L.
Kerns agalnst the Chrlstlan Adcocate, of
this city, has been dlsmissed in tho Law
and. Equlty Court. .
Tho action, It Is understood, wns take,n
by Mr. Kerns upon a mlsundorstandlng,
and the mattor Is now settled to the sat
isfactlon of all concerned. The. aniount
involved, it wlll. bo.rccalled, was several
The Advocate, undor the buslness man
ngemont of tho" Rev. Herbort M. Hopo,'
ls now making rapld progresslvo strides.
As a busineKS cntorprlae lt is prpving
hlBhly BiicceHsful: ?g tfie organ of tho
Virginia Conference lt Is dally receiving
more rind more of the confldence of tho
members of that body.
:HON, R. ^ SOUTHAL^., ^
RESIGNED HIS SEAT
Hon. n. G, Southall, member of "the
House from Arnella nnd Nottoway, has
rcslgned hls seat in that body, tho reslg
natlon to become effectlve at tho ond of
tha session to-day. Mr. Southall rotlres
at thlB tlmo ln order to wlnd up some
prlvate matters beforo ansumlng his con
gressional dutles In Washlngton next
wlnter as representativ^ from . the
Fourth Virginia dlstrict. He. has served
several terms in the - House with fine
ablllty, and retires with tho deep rcgret
of all hls collenguos, Speaker Rynn.wlll
shortly order a speclal electlon to flll
tho vacancy ln tho dlstrict, and it Is said
thnt Colonel Meade Haskins, of Notto?
way, will be chosen to the seat.
CAPTAIN BLACKFORDS *
(Speclal to The Titne?-DUpiitcbJ
LYNCHBURG, VA.. March 3.?The con?
dltlon of Capt, Charles M. Blackford, who
has beon critlcaliy 111 for tho past two
or three days nt hls home in thls clty,
ia regarded oa hopeless to-nlght, Hls
physlclans are able to flnd no symptoma
of Iniprovomant. Many members of Capt,
Blar.kford'n family havo gathered' In
WAS COACHMAN OF
John Wanza, a Courteousand
Another of Rlchmond's old-time
darkletj ls gone. Thls la John Wanza,
clnlmed to bo a coach-drlvor for Presl?
dent Davla, of tho Confederaoy, nnd
"had hls clalm allowed."
Por many years John Waii-a wns a
carrlago drivor, and was admlttod to
havo been tho oldest ln Richmond. He
dled almost ln harnoafc A t the time he
was strlcken wlth his last llluoss, a
month ago, he was employed by the
Rlchmond Transror Company as a drivor
of one of tho company's huckii, Ho was
a negro of tho old sohool, Ho was
eourtoous and thoroughly rollable. Hls
pollto "_ood morniug" had that touob
of the deferontlnl about lt that oTinte**
terlzod tho mannors of half n contnry
ago, He was known well among hls
own nnd the whlto peoyJd, apd greatly
llkod by all. The gront prlde of his
llfo waa to toll thoso who enrod to know
,that ho o^co drovo tho oarrlage of Proal
dont Dnvls. Not only waa John Wanza
known by Rlchmond people, but by hls
ncoupatlou of late years ho was thrown
ln contaot wlth the tranelept populatlon,
and Htrungers soon lonrnod to know nnd
llko hlm. He wns ths old Virginia col?
ored man, now rnpidly passlng away,
Tlio funeral of tho rospeoted old inan
took place yesterday afternoon. He lived
tho closlng yenrs of hls life at No. 527
Prentls Street, The house was dark last
nlght, sn/ve for a dlm llght l" tho second
story, lt was llghted no more by the
honesty nnd good natitro of hls counto
tianee, llned and seamed by nearly clghty
LAW AND RELIG10N
BERLIN, March 9.-Herr. Rebel, the
Booiallst leader, durlng tho debate on the
mllitarv budget in the Relchstag tp-day,
sald tlie hlghost olasses of soclety wore
In a state of permanent consplracy ugalnsf,
tho |aw and rellslon,. so far as duellli.g
Body Defines Charges in
IS THE BASIS
Refuses to Strlke Out Any of,
MATTER NOW GOES
TO UPPER BRANCH
When the Latter Shall Havo Acted
Judge Campbell Wlll Be Given
Coristitutional Notice of Twenty
Days?Hard Fight Is Ex
pected in Both House
and t'h'e Senate,,
The Campbell case is now "up to" the
Senato for a while, nt lcast, to refer to
tho subjoct hi common parlunce. The
Konee yestorday formulated tho charges
upon which the' accused judge ls to be
trlcd for romoval' before the two houses,
and now lt remains for tho Sonate to act.
The Houso,- after conslderable argument,
runnlng through two sesslons, by a voto
of twenty-ono to'thlrty, rofused to strlke
out tho speciflcatioris contalued in tho
resolutlon and report offered by Mr. Da
vls, ot Petersburg, on behalf of the ma?
jorlty lf tlio commlttee, relatlng to the
cowhidlng of Dr. C. XX. Crawford nnd
tlie charge of collusion botwoen Judgd
Campbell and S. -.__.? Day an to the alleged
illicit sale of llquor at Amherst Coutt
house. Thls means thut so far ai tho
House ls concerhed Judge Campbell will
bo trled upon all the speclficatlons con
lalned In the majorlty report.
.They are'-, as follows:. Tha rowhl'din_
"cli_r'iT3;'?.,*.lMi""w-f,vr';\l,il<?.) iwhb.'.g'. 'A-.---Dnv
'as:to the (sala.of 'llquor; thut alleglhg the
improper use ot the offlce of judge to
pro^ecuto ono A. D. Beard, a commlssioner
of, the' rovonue for Amherst county; that
coiitendlng that the seleetlon of Judge
E.V N. Wood to sit in tlho caso was 1m
The Senate mny, ln lts dcacretlon,
strlke out or add apoclflcatlons, and un?
tll that body shall havo acted Judgo
Campbell wlll not be ofllclnlly Informed
an to the oxact nature of the speclfica?
tlons. The Senate may also refer'^ the
whole matter to a commltee for report
nnd not take lt up speedlly, so the situ
ation in any event is a very Interesting.
There were barely tlfty-ono members of
the House proaent and voting on the
questlon yesterday, but the - llne-up
showed conslderable strength for the ma?
jorlty report, For thls paper, as lt Was
orlglnnlly drawn, Mr. Duvls made a strong
fight, and ho woh ably mipported by Mr.
Slpo and otfhers. Mr.'Southall moved to
strlke out the spcclflcatlon relatlng to
tho llquor inatter, and he spoko wlth
much force on this llne. lt was on.Mr.
Duke's motlon that the voto was taken
ou strlklng out. the cowhidlng speclflca
tlon, and It is a colncidence that the vote
on each was twenty-ono to thlrty, though
in a few instancea the personnel Svas a
BTG FIGHT IS ON.
Thero is.no doubt that thore ls going
to bo a big right in the Houbo over
the flnal ndoptlo'n of tho roport. When
tho Senate shall have acted upon the spe
ctflcations, Judgo Campbell will be glven
twenty days' notice. '.hat on a certnln
day the two houses wlll proceed to vote
upon the questlon of romoval, Unless
somo of the vacant seats shall be fliled
beforo Wie vote Is taken the House will
havo only 97 members to paas upon the
propositlon. It will requlro HI nfllrma
tlvo votus to adOpt. In tho Senate lt will
requlre 21. Of course, It Is hard for nny
one to say what wlll be the result, Some
members nro tnlklng ot sltm attendance
and the dlfflsulty of a full vote, while
others are saylng that, If need be, there
(Continued on Twelfth Page.)
Young Man Grasped Her Arm.
He was Hlt by the
Sevoral young men who hiing around
tbe BIJou Thoatro after tho show to soe
tho churim glrls leavo, and who tako
.uch opportunltlos to 'serapo the ac
fiu'al'ntnnco of the porformers, met wlth
well.'morited robuko last nlght.
?V "bunch" of ttio chorus glrls had left
tbo tbentre and were on tholr way homo
to tholr rooms at campboU's Hotel, whon
fcur well dressed young mon accostod
them nt tho corner of NhiUb nnd Uroad
Stroois. , , ,
"Allow nie to eongratuUile you upon
.your porformiineu lo-nigllt," snld ono of
tho young men, ns be nttompted to tnke
tho arm nf ono ot" tho actreases, "May I
soo you home?" , ,, ,. '
"Go away and leavo us alono," sald tho
young lady lll nngry Innes.
Mr lOd. C. JCnri, ll|u proporty mnn ot
tlio "Busy l?ay" iJnmP'iny'i to which, com?
pany tho young ladies also bolongod, and
two other members of tho compnny wero
going to CampboU's, too, They woro just
huhlnd the quartette of young mon and
heard tho remark and the robuke.
Mr, R'arl ran to the ald of the ladies
and dealt tho young man who hud offered
vhn Insult a atlnglng nnd staggerlng blow.
That closed tbo Incldent 'i'he young
men who had followed tho lndlos went
in anothor dlrection, and ttlj tho pcrform
era went homo toge-ther. ?.
No arreats were made.
SANDRIDQE HAY LIVE 1
TO EXPIATE OFFENSE
MISS NANNIE MOBRIS.
Old Dominion Liner Richmond
Crashes lnto German Vessel
SECOND OFFICER'S LEAP
One of the Offlcers of the Richmond
Came lnto Port on the Pisa?Ho
Jumped Aboard When They.
Collided?Suits to Follow.
(Speclal to Tho Tlraes-Dlnpatch.)
'.'NEWPORT NEWS, VA., March 0.?Cap?
taln Fendt, of tho. German stoamship
Pisa, which arrlvod horo yesterday from
Hamburg vla' New York,' reporlod that
ho was run down yestorday mornlng at
3 o'clock by tho Old Dominion steam?
er Rlchmond, nbout flfteon mlles south
of Wlnterquartor Dlghtshlp. Aftor the
colllelon, tho vessols lald by oach other
untll tho captalna dlscovorod that tholr
respeotlve shlps woro in condltlon to pro?
ceed, and tho Rlchmond continued on her
voyago to Now York ond the Plsa carno
hero, arriving about 9 o'clock yesterday
Captaln Fondt says that hls shlp wns
dumaged to tho oxtont of about $10,000.
As soon us sho flnlshos dlsohafglng hor
Import cargo at plor No. B, tho Plsa wlll
go to the shlpyard for ropairs boforo
loadlng cargo for Now York. It ls be
Ilovnd that tho Rlchmond was also bad
ly dnmaged. Sho has arrlved ut Now
York, but the local Old Dominion Stoam?
ship Company offlces havo heard nothlng
from hor captaln In regard lo tho dain
A curlous incldont In coniioctlon wlth
thn colllsion is Iho fact tliat Socond Of
ficor J. Spoufland, of tlio llinhmond, was
brought lnto port by tho Plsa. Captyln
Fendt says that aftor thu vessols wero
c-loar of oucli otlior, a strango man came
up to hlm on tho bi'ldgo and asked hlm
lf tho vessel was tjulng U) slnk. Thls
mnn was Socond Oflleer Siioufland, who,
whon tlio Rlchmond s bow crnshed lnto
thn Plsca, spi'ftpg from h|s shlp ovor to
tho dock of tho Plsa, prohably llilnklng
that tho Uh'hmond, bolng an old hoat,
was going to slnk. Mr, Spoufland roturn?
ed to Now York last niglu by rall to
Joln hls Shlp, Tho crew nf tho Itlcluiiond
probably thought that ho was lost.
Thero wlll r.ortalnly bp one suit and
'probably two on account ot tlio colllsion,
Thero was no wlnd and no fog at tho
tlmo the vessols came. tokojhor, so snnie
ono must havo boen at' faiilt. Cnptnln
Fondt clainis that tlm napta|n nf
the Rlchmond was at faiilt lu ruunlng
hlm down. What tho story of thn enp;
taln of tbo Rluhmoml' wlll bo, i?u one
Manager Horsewhipped by a
SAYS HE SLANDERED HER
Victim of the Whipping Flnally Snalchod
the Weapon From Mlss Inez Lyle's
Hands?She Was Born in Thls ?i;
Clty?Support of Family.
(SpcclAl to Tho TlmoB-Dlspntch.)
LOUISVILL15, KY., March 0.?Barney
Colemnn, sUigo managor for "Bollvar's
Busy Day" tbeatrlcal company, whloh
playod at tho Avenuo Thoatre laat week,
was horsowhlppetl at Fourth Avonue. and
We.lnut Streot Saturday , aftornoon . by
Mlss Inez Lyle, a Rlohmond glrl nnd a
member of the compamy, who alloges
that aho wna groaaly inaulted and alan
dored by tho man.
Mlsa Lyle had emorged from tho alley-.
.way.' leading to the atago door of the
thoatre, bolng accompanled by Phll Mar
ohant, agont for "The Llttlo Church
Around tho Cornor" company, when Bho
saya nho notlced they wero oloaely fol?
lowod by Ooloninn. Sho bad a whlp, and
whon tlio irlo reuched Walnut Stroot aho
turnod upon Colcma'n. A vlclous bull
dog was followlng hlm, and aho snld,
"You dlrty llttlo coward, call that dnj;
off. I wlll horsowhlp you for what you
sald about mo."
HELD TIIT1 POC.
Rllly B. Van, manager of the oompnny,
who camo up, took ohnrgo of tho dog,
whoroupon Miss Lylo atruck Colemnn
throa tlriiea across tho faoo wlth tho raw
hldo, Uuivlng bluo niarks, Coloniun il
milly snatched the whlp from hor grasp.
J. B, Sticklor, Jr,, a wltneBs to tho
hoi'Bowhipping', says Colomiui waa lod
awuy by frlonds.
MIsis Lylo had snld to the members of
tho company that shp was Kolng to
horaowhip Colemnn In tho publlo hlgh
way, und thn flrst opportunlty thnt pre
aen.ted llself was when sho waa roturnlng
from the inaiinee,
Mlss Lyfo was born In RIchmond, Va.,
and has n f/iuUy dependent upon hor.
Thls ls her flrst seoson on tjio road.
Thls la ulso Coloman's flrst season, He
ls a mlddlo-ogod nfn.ii. Sho Is twonty
two years of ngo and pretty, It ls sald
Mlss Lylo wlll leave tho oompapy next
MR, W. H. GULLINGWORTH
IS A VERY ILL A\AN
M-. William II. Culllngworth. forhier
poatmnster of RiehmtffiJ. ls orltloally III
at hia resldonoo, on Churph IIIII. Hls
phynlolan,- Dr, Kdward RtcQuIre, late last
nlght Bald bls patlont was a ahade bet
tor, he thought, but was stlll a, very Ut
Life of Miss Morris' Slayer
in the Balanee.
SHOCKED BY GRIM1
Jealousy the Cause of Sunday
Nlght's Double Tragedy
f 0 THIS EXPLANATION
Traglc Story of How Alfred Sandrldge
Almost Instantly Kilied Miss Nannie
Morris, and Then SoughttoEnd
Hls Own Llfo Wlth the Same
8tung by unreqolted love, Alfred San?
drldge rlslted a happy home on North .;
Twenty-slxth Streot Sunday filght pre- ..';?
sumably for the purpose of paylng a call,
and erohe dopartod ho had, prompted by
a splrlt of joulously, cruelly. slaln Mlsa'.
Nannie Morris, after which he' shot hlni
solf twlce ln the hope of endlng hls ex- ??
lstence. Hols nowat tho Virginia Hos?
pltal and may survrlve. , , :
Tho trngody wasi as unexpeoted as lt
waa .sudden, and fow are . the facts lu '
connection with it. which would prompt
one to murder, unless. tbo groen-eyod
monster had turned .tho. braln, and thus .
it ls that the authorltles account for tho
cruol deed, . . '..;
? The murdered' glrl was kn empioye of ';
Whltlock's tobacco factory, and bad only
lived ln the houso whero sho was kllled- ?
slnce Saturday, hairlng tnken bonVd'at
tho placo a day prlor for the purpose ot
being wlth her slstor. Sho was tinlver- '-..'.
sally popular wlthi all who know hor, and ?
was handsomo. Yesterday .mo'nlng when
the news of her -horrlblo death was
spread among, other attnehoa of the .
largo, factory, few thero were who, at
tached falth ln tho report. lt was bo
yond thelr comprohertslon to undorstnnd
h'ow anyone could klll such a harmloss,
?helplesa, lovable, being. ? ?
PROMPTED BY JEAIXHJSY.
As near as can be nscertalnod, Sandrldge'
was prompted solely by a spirit of jeal
ousy-to tho doed, after havlng been rer
fused ns a'husband. .' It Is understood
that he cbnteniplated m'arrying the glrl,
and when she would not consent to ac-'..?;
cept him he murdered her In hls Insuno ?
rago and trled to klll himsolf,
Sandrldgo hnd renson to 1belleve, It is h
afflrmod, that Miss Morris'was bostowing ,
her afCoctlon upon another. and for" a. ?>
week prlor to the murder he wns appar- ,;.
ently Insane, dolng things and performing v
hls work as a more- autornaton His --
memory seomod to havo lapnod, and fre-..
quontly. lt was obseved. that tho most :
trlfllng or. even the more Important de-',
talls of hls dally dutles wore overlooked
by hlm. That he was broodlng over some- ;
thlng thero Is'no doubt, and thus- lt , is
that tho horrrlblo tragedy ls accountod
for by hls assoolates nnd relatlvcs, two of f>
whom reslde in Rlchmond:
Sandrldgo left hls home,'No. 2005 Enst
Broad Streot, Sunday nlght shortly be- .-?
foro 8 o'clock, whoro he had boen board-'
Ing with hIS omployer, Mr. J. A. Carter ?
nnd hla slstec. Mrs. J. A. Carter. He wni
ln good splrlts, but apparontly some-.
what nervous. He journoyed some dls-.:.
tance to tho homo of Mr. R. H. Cook, No :
517 North Twenty-slxth Streot, Whcr* .
Mlss Morris, tbo objoct of hls affcctlons,
htul rosldod scarcely a day. ,
MISS M.ORRBS MET HTM.
When Sandrldgo'arrlved It wns shortly.:'
after tho hour. Ho was met nt the door!.
and admlttod by Mlss Morris, after which ,,
they rotired lnto tho ulcely furnished. but ,
modest, parlor. For a few mlnutes a,sls?
tor. Mlss Bertle. of the murdored glrl.
who waa aftorwards shot down in cold..
blood, remnJned In the room, she, too, p
nntortainlng n ealler. '. It wns altogothor
a pleasant party, and no ono had the
sllghtost lntlmation of the storm that. .
was soon t.o hrealc forth.
Flnally, Mlss Bortle rotired to her. room
ovor tho parlor. while hor slstor re
mained in tho company of.young Snn- .
drldgo. What ocnurred ln tho room or
what llne of conversatlon.tho palr follow?
ed may nevor be known, for the soul of
tho ono has beon wafted away, whllo the
othor ls ln a preearlous condltlon.
Howevor, lt ls known thnt for prob?
ably flvo mlnutes thn couplo ongaged ln
an oarnost convorsatlon, Sandrldgo evl
dontly prcsslng an Important polnt. Thls
was evldonc.ed by sounds from tlie room.
It Is thought ho had asked Mlss Monis
to bocomo hls wlfo, and she hnd met tho
proposal wlth a declded refusal.
? It Is thought that Sandrldgo called up
tho namo of nnothnr ndmlror of the
young lndv and accused hor of lovlng
hlm, but thls Is not posltlvo, although lt
Is known that another party has recent
]y been pnylng devotod attontlon to Mlss _
Becomlng moro angry every niinute,
Sandrldge pressed hls proposal, which at
flrst had beon only half met wlth an an?
swer. etther ono way or tbe othor. He
was flnally, It Is belloved, informod polnt
blank thnt hls love was not reclprorated,
und that under nf> nircumstancei would
Mlss Morris liocome hls wlfo.
' Stiinnod by tho rehuke nnd rtl?nppo|nt
ed ovor tho uiuloubted roallzatlon thnt
hls ennstant efforts for pnvnn months to
wln tho affontlons of the young lady
hnd amounted to paught. tho braln o.'
Kandrldgo, which. hart boen constnntl.v
thlnklng of thu matter and he'oomlig
moro nnd trmrn woak, suddonly turned,
and. llko a flneb. tho ldea of rlshtlng an
Imaglnary wrong and avenglng hlmsvlf
allko upon hls sweothoart and rlval fbu"h-, .
evl upon tho rrnwid |ndiv|dunl.
Sandrldgo was always ft man of qulek
notlon. and the niinute th* thm'sht dawn
ed upon hlm ho acted. Pulllng from h)?
hip pocket a Xi-callbre. plstnl, ho dlrtn?
od the wnapon' nt the defonsoloiu youra
lady, and firod three tlme.i In rapld suo
PIERORD BY BITU>Wr8,
Two of the halls entered tbe body ol
Mlss Morris and sho fell pronn ti th*
floor. who? thn.mun flred once agaln.
but the bullet went wldo of lU lnt??nd?<|