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??? 588BB?B !& I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,250.
RICHMOND, VA, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
S?MMY OF DAY'S HEWS,
WASHINGTON, May 2G.~Forecast for
Efueed?y ajid Wednesday!
Virginia?Fair; wnrmer Tuesday; Wed?
nesday Increasing cloudiness; light varl
North Carolina?Fair Tuesday and Wed?
nesday; light variable winds.
The weather In Richmond yesterday wat
cool and cloudy, with slight rainfall In
the afternoon. At midnight the skies
STATE OF TUB THF.RMOMETRR.
8 ?. M. ,, ??
32 .m..;. C?
:? p. m. . ca
C I?. M. ?0
0 P. M. ft)
12 midnight. ?i
' Average for 2-1 hours.61 D-6
Mav 20, 1303.
finn rises.4:G,5 | HIGH TIDE.
iHiiii sols.7:lit Morning.3;""
?Moon rises....4:45 I Evening.4:20
Clyde Une, according to reliable report,
Tontemplates withdrawing from Rich?
mond by nil-water route-Alleged at?
tempted criminal assault-Two min?
ister? score Sunday excursions, Sunday
papers, etc.-Rain causes dams at Glen
Allen to' break, damage R., F. and P.
track and cause wreck of freight train
??Drought about Richmond broken
?Reported here that lion. Harry Tucker
will run for Congress next year-Corpora?
tion Commission begins to make money
for State-Reunion of old Fifteenth Reg?
iment at Westhampton-Ward registra?
tion going on in Manchester-Mr. Joslah
Ryland critically Hi-Petersburg negroes
creates unusual disturbance at Byrd-Street
depot, ono shot, another stabbed-Sched?
ule for Four-City League arranged until
June 6th-Street car men answer Gen?
erai Manager Huff, of the Virginia Pas
Bonger and Power Company, und make
an appeal to the public-Many railway
conductors spend day In Richmond
Overflow of sewer results In claims against
city amounting to $12,000-Petition from
Broad-Street merchants for frunchiso to
erect and operai" electric lighting plant
received by subcommittee on streets.
The Presbyterian General Assembly
hears reports on numerous overtures; the
members visit Natural Bridge-Hon. II.
St. George. Tucker accepts professorship
In Columbian College. Washington. L>.
C?IM. L. Colo, would-be suicidi
has bullet taken out of his brain, and will
recover-Lieutenant McCoach, of Fort
Monroe, arrested for conduct unbecoming
nn officer and a gentleman and breaks his
parole-The French cruiser Tage arrives
ut Old Point-The strike of carpenters
at Newport News practically settled
Memorial exorcises at Alexandria and
Ashland-The matter of the legality of
the local option election In Danville not
brought to a test-A preacher severely
whipped In Floyd county by illicit whis?
key venders-Forty-eight Chinamen
brought to Norfolk to be deported-A
heavy hall and wind storm visits nearby
counties and devastates trees and crops
-Thousands go through rain to hear
Rev. George Stuart In Petersburg-The
Mann bill figures In refusal of hotel li?
cense at FarmvlUe-The University Med?
ical class elect officer?-A mob visit?
vengeance on ex-Mayor Edrnond"on at
Middle-town-A colored veteran strlc'tcn
with death at Suffolk while he prayed-?
New Court-Street Baptist Church, Ports?
mouth, dedicated and handsome subscrip?
tions made to pay for it.
Prominent citizen of AVlnston-Salem
f;oes violently Insane on account of re
Iglon-Opening exercises at Salem Fe?
male Collega and at the colleges in Ra?
leigh-Governor Aycock addresses letter
to the press of the State enlisting Its aid
to secure funds for securlg a State ex?
hibit at St. Louis-Wilmlgton ships a
million and a quarter dollars' worth of
strawberries?Hotel at Wrlghtsville
Beach wrecked by lightning.
Fifteen persons killed and scores inlured
by terrific tornado?? in Nebraska-Dead ,
und maimed are left In the trail of the
automobile race and the continuance of
yio contest has been prohibited by the
bpanlsh government-Assistant Attorney
Millar, of the Postoffico Department, sum?
marily dismissed and accused of having
accepted a bribe nnd been in conspiracy
with a turf Investment company-Curtis
Jett and Thomas White indicted by
Breathitt county (Ky.) grand Jury for the
murder of Marcum, who was phot down
as the result of an election feud-Ono
hundredth anniversary of the birth of
Ralph Waldo Kmerson celebrated by a
dinner at (lie Waldorf-Astoria-Mrs.
Cora Lathroj) Patterson has instituted
nuit for ton thousand dollars damages
against Sirs. George Cronx the wlfo of
the Grand Kxalted Ruler of the Elks
W. J. Bryan Is to be consulted in fram?
ing the Democratic platform, but effort
will bo made to Induce him to submit
to a mero reaffirmation of Democratic
principles with no reference to the Kan?
sas City and St. I^ouls platforms-Sena?
tors Davis and Elklns said to bo putting
up the money for the contemplated rail?
road to tunnol the Shonandoali Moun?
tains-Miss Malo Day won the handicap
'-at Latonla race track-President talks
slang out West, telling Captain Stolnmiin
?that his company was a crack-a-Jnck
Thousands said to be dying of starva?
tion In Kwang SI provinco. In China, as
? result of the ?omino-Emperor ?\ Milani
? grows sarcastic over the report that a
??tatu? of Charles tho First was to bo
erected In tho now cathedral at Berlin
Cotton market resumes a more normal
condition, and, while prices advanced,
speculation wns quieter-Stock market
.?was excited and prices sought a now low
love! for tho year-Yale student, who
saved two boys from drowning, was too
modest lo lot his name ho known-Man
?who was to have been tried for attempt?
ing the murder of his wife, drowned hlm
nolf In the jail hart? tub-Max O'Hell, the
distinguished writer whoso real name was
Paul Blouet, dies in Paris, after brief
MOB VISITS VENGENCE ON
(Special to Thb Tlmea-Plspntrti.)
WINCHESTER. ??., May 26.?Reports
received to-day from. Mlddletown. tills
county, which gained considerable no?
toriety on account of a series of disas?
trous Incendiary fires, indicate that trou?
ble is browing again. A mob of men vis?
ited tho homo or ox-Mayor David 13, Ed
inondson, who was acquitted of arson at
tho April term of court and after firing
a number of pistol shots, cut up a lot or
agricultura) Implements belonging to Jas.
Williams, a colored man, who rents a
tract of land from Edinondson.
Tho reason assigned by tho mob for tho
destruction of thu property is said liavo
been a determination that Edmondson's
land should not bo tilled.
The people of Mlddletown are greatly
excitad over the now trouble and nono
aro Inclined to say much on account of
fears of the mob.
ADMITTED THAT CHILD
.. WAS NOT HER OWN
(By Associatoci Presa.)
LONDON, May 25.?Mrs. Gunning Bed?
ford, who was anestod at Queeiistown,
May 20th. on tho arrival from New Yolk
of the steamer Umbria, charged with
malting a false declaration of a child's
birth, was brought up on remand at the
Row-Street Police Court to-day and
pleaded guilty. She admitted that the
child was not her own and said sho hud
Mis. Bedford was linea $10,
Dead and Maimed in
Trail of Automobile.
SIX KILLED AND
MANY ARE HURT
Race Ordered Stopped by the
AT TERRIFIC GAIT
Nearly Seventy-five Miles an Hour
Made by Some of Them?Some
Withdrew Because of the Graat
Dangers, and Among Those
Showing this Sense was
William K. Vanrierbilt.
(Br A?socUtod Press.)
PARIS, Muy 23.?It Is now possible to
assemble from the many reports along
the route of the first stage of the Paris
Madrid automobile race a complete Hst
of casualties. This shows six persons
killed, three so dangerously Injured that
they may die, and ten seriously Injured.
A carefully revised list of tho casual?
ties follows. Bead:
PIERRE RODRIGUEZ, Mr. Barrow's
machinist, In collision with a tree near
NIXON, Mr. Porter's machinist, burned
NORMAND, M. Tourand's machinist, at
DUPOV, soldier at Angouleme.
CAI LEON, cyclist at Angouleme.
UNKNOWN PEASANT WOMAN, at
Mr. Barrow, pelvis and thigh broken;
amputation of legs expected.
M. Marcel Renault, Injured about body
Mr. I,. Porter, cut and bruised.
Mr. Stead, overturned, badly Injured.
Mr. Stead's machinist, head cut open.
I.eena, champion cyclist, brokon knee?
Georges Richard, chest crushed, ribs
Henry Jeanpot, Richard's machinist,
E. Chard, head cut open.
Tourand, peverely bruised.
Oaston Raffet, boy, fractured skull, leg
and arm broken.
.Marcel Renault's machinist, severely
A late dispatch from Rordeaux adds
another terrible accident to the long list
of casualties. Mme. Chaayssas, accom?
panied by her hURband, both riding bl
cj'cles, were watching the passing auto?
mobiles nt St. Andre de Cubsac, twelve
miles from Bordeaux, when a horse,
frightened by the noise, bolted and over?
turned the woman, who fell under a
racing automobile, ; Both her legs were
cut off. The hope of saving her life Is
Some miraculous escapes have been re?
ported. M. Terry's machine was burned
at Colgnleres, but he and his machinist
were uninjured. M. Rodolph Darzens and
his machinist were thrown out near Bur
deaux and were practically unhurt, though
tho car was destroyed.
Tho manufacturers have agreed that
as a road race Is Impossible the meeting
will be resumed within a closed course.
Tho correspondent of tho Associated
Press interviewed a number of leading
American nnd French automobilists, and
they all expressed sorrow at the series
of accidents, and added that In their opin?
ion It would end speed races In Franco
nnd at other points on tho continent.
Foxhnll ? ceno said:
"Tho killing or maiming of so many
persons is a terrible blow both to indl
\ ?duals and to nutomoblllng. I had ?loped
to drive my slxty-horso power car. It Is
? wonderful ranchine, showing ..12 kllo
n etr"s without effort."
Thero is not tho slightest ground to
doubt that Henri Fonrnier, with W. K.
A'anderbllt, Jr., and Baron DeForest with?
drew owing to the dangers. Each had a
damnged cylinder nnd could not proceed.
C. J. Worden, who aiTlved fifth at Bor?
deaux, Is tho only American remaining In
the contest. Ho has only a touring car,
but nevertheless made a One race. The
speed limitations which havo now been
fixed by tho French and Spanish govern?
ments will put an end to any chance of
fast time being made between Bordeaux
nnd Mndrld, nnd the bnlanco of the raco
will be run tinder tourist conditions.
Clarence Moore, of Washington, has re
tt.rned from an Inspection of tho track,
for which unusual facilities wore granted
him by the Judges of yesterday's rnco, Ho
gives a graphic description of thn speed
of the racers. Ho timed Louis Renault's
car ns it passed him, nnd he found It
wns mnking seventy-four nnd a half
miles an hour. The automobile of M.
Gabriel, yesterday's winner, he says,
gave forth a ronr as It leaped tho steep
Incline near Chartres, like a huge rabbit
bounding up a hill. He sow Jarrett ap?
proaching nt lightning speed. A huge
black mastiff got right In tho path. Jar?
rett realized that to try to avoid tho dog
would throw his car against a tree, nnd
he steered directly ahead. He struck the
dog squarely and It was pinned In front
of the automobile for a moment, nnd then
dropped to the ground between tho wheels.
Every bone In Its body wns broken, soma
of them In a dozen places.
IS VERY SARCASTIC
(By Associated Press.)
.BERLIN, May 25.? The newspapers have
been printing items to the effect that a
statue of Charles. I. was to be placed In
tho new cathedral of Berlin, and a number
of Protestant organs express themselves
as being ?mined and suvprlsed, Emperor
William wrote ou the margin of a clip?
ping of this side:
"Beside him Diocletian, Nero, Torquo
muda, and Alva will bo placed In tho
cathedral. Lucifer himself has been pro?
posed, only we don't know whether to
place him in tho pulpit or in the Emper?
The North German .Gazette prints the
above at tho head of itfi columns to-day
as a semi-official answer to the Emper?
PAUL BLOOc '.WAX O'RELL),
Distinguished Writer, who Died Sunday
Protecting Grand Jury In Its
SHERIFF WAS EXCUSED
Judge Charged Jury to Indict Not Only
Actnal Murderer of James B. Mar
cum, but All Who Are Involved.
Two True (Bills.
(By Associated Press.)
JACKSON, ICY., May 2d.?With the
Btato militia standing guard, the grand
Jury of Breathltt county to-day began
an Investigation of the assassination of
Lawyer James B. Marcum; and late In
the day returned true bills against Curtis
Jett and Thomas White. The com?
manding officer of the militia has ordered
that no letters bo written home during
the stay of tho troops, and another order
instructing the men to refrain from con?
versation among themselves as to the
When Judge Redwlne convened the
court Sheriff Callahan notified the Court
that he desired to be excused from duty
and that ho wished a substitute appoint?
ed to serve in his place. The Court
thereupon named Charles Little as tem?
The grand Jury was sworn in and Judge
Redwino called attention to tho lament?
able conditions In Breathltt county nnd
urged that not only the actual murderer
of James B. Marcum be convicted, but
that all who were In any way connected
with the ?jiurder bo treated likewise.
While troops were picketed around the
courthouse every one who entered the
building was searched, and none were
admitted who carried concealed weapons.
The most Important witnesses were not
to bo found. Tom Cockrlll sent word
from Winchester that he did not propose
to ar.swcr a summons that would cost
Iilm his life, and charged that his fear
came from those In county offices.
Another witness wanted is Cnptaln
John Patrick, who had said he recognized
the assassins of Town Marshall James
Cockrlll. when they fired from the court?
house windows, and that he was a deputy
sheriff. Patrick was reported to bo at
Catlettsburg, but nothing could be learn?
ed of his whereabouts to-day.
Colonel Williams, in command of tho
four companies of militia, summoned
the visiting pressmen about him to-day
and asked that no sensational stories
which might bring the soldiers Into dis?
repute be sent out. Tho correspondents
were given a tent to themselves, but
owing to Its being within easy reach from
the mountain across tho river, In tho
Pnn-Hnndle Bend, from which any ono
might be singled out nnd shot, thero Is
some misgiving, nnd the Colonel was
fwked to change tho location. Some of
tho correspondents are wearing soldiers'
uniforms. In tho hopo that this will pro?
DYING BY HUNDREDS
(By Associated Press.)
| VICTORIA, B. C, May ??.-Heart?
rending details of tho suffering nnd death
of families as a result of the famine in
Kwang SI. wero given In Hong Kong
papers received by the steamer Indna
velll from tho Orlont. Mr. Hess, a mis?
sionary nt Wu Chow, who has been In?
vestigating on behalf of tho Hong Kong
charities, says that owing to three suc?
cessive failures of crops, peoples are
starving and dying by tho hundreds.
During March and April It Is computed
that 80.000 people were sold, men soiling
themselves for employment in tho Straits
Settlement, and tho women and chil?
dren being sold Into slavery on the coast,
Tenth-District Democrat Says
He Will Surely Enter
One of the most Interesting pieces of
political gossip that has coma to Woh?
in mid recently Is thnt which puts ex-Con?
gressman Harry Tucker, of Staunton, In
tho race for Congress from the Tenth
District In 1001, against Congressman ilul
D. Flood, o'f Appomattox.
The announcement, while not officially
made, comes from one of the best posted
Democrats from tho district In the sec?
tion beyond the mountains, and he eays
that It seems well understood that Mr.
Tucker will run.
Mr. Tucker represented the district In
Congrees for. four consecutive terms, and
was popular la every county and city.
Strong appeals were made to him. to run
Lost fall, but, after considering the matter
for somo time, ho declined in a publia
announcement couched In such language
as to dearly Indicate that ho still had
his eye, on his old seat, and that he hit
tended some .day to re-enter public Ufo.
He and Mr. Flood are kinsmen, but long?
time political antagonists. They are both
vigorous stumpers and will make things
very lively If they should be pitted
pgalnst each otljor on, t^ht? stump,
Hall and Wind Leave De?
struction In Their Patii.
CROPS PRACTICALLY GONE
The Leaves Cut from the Trees and
the Windows of the Houses Beaten
in?Barnes, Fences and Trees
Aro Blown Down.
(.Special to The Tlmee-Dlspnti'h.)
CAHTERSVILLE, VA., May 25,-Tho
most terrific storiti of Its kind that has
been Witnessed In this section of country
for forty years swept over Cartersvlllc
and adjoining farms Sunday afternoon,
leaving In Its track destruction and
The storm seems to have been at Its
worse a few miles from here?perhaps In
Gnochland county, just ncross tho river.
?Bulls of hnll larger than a partridge's
egg, boat down thick and fast, tearing
the leaves from the trees, beating out the
window panes and literally destroying
the wheat crops and gardens.
So terrific was the wind, hall nnd rain
that houses across the street could not
be soon, and to-day marks mado by the
pelting of the hall are plainly visible on
tho houses. Wagons were blown nway
from where they were left, carriages
blown over, chairs were blown from
porches Into the streets, fences wero torn
down and windows shattered In numbers
Great limbs were wrenched from the
trees and the vegetables In tho gardens
were beat down to tho ground. In many
cases, tho wheat crop Is enfrlely de?
stroyed, being beaten down and covered
with the mud and dirt. The hall storm
lasted for nearly a half an hour, nnd
some of the oldest citizens of the place
say they have never seen one to equal It.
The rains have left land In good plow?
ing condition nnd the farmers In their
busy work preparing for the corn crop
are losing sight of the losses they have
(Special to The ???p??-Plspntph.l
POWHATAN C. H., VA.. May 25.-A
heavy wind and hall storm swept over
this section of the county yesterday,
which wns followed by a heavy rain.
In a radius of seven rnlleg south of this
place, near tho Appomattox River, con?
siderable damage was done by the hall
and wind demolishing stables, barns and
trees, and In some place entirely de?
stroying the wheat crops and gardens.
Some of the wh-.-at the ?Carniera will not
be able to save at all.
Severe in Hanover.
MONTPELTER, VA., May 25.?A severe
wind, rain and ball storm visited this
section yesterday. Several dwelling
houses, tobacco houses and barns were
unroofed and blown down: fruit trees
?were uprooted, and fencing blown down.
The wheat crop was greatly Injured
by being blown down and the bloom de?
John Woody had Just moved Into a new
frame dwelling a few days ago. This
was completely destroyed.
The hail in some places beat the leaves
from trees and destroyed tobacco plants
No fatalities have been reported, but
news of much more damage Is expected.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)'
CHARLOTTESVn^EE, VA., May 25.?
Further reports from the hall storm
which visited this county late yesterday
afternoon show that It traversed a largor
territory and was even more disastrous
than at first supposed. Forming at
Earlysvllle, in the northern part of tho
county, twelve miles from Charlottes
vlllo, it passed eist to Edge Hill nnd
Keswlck, and then assumed ? southerly
course, following the range of the moun?
tains to Carter's Bridge, ten miles south
of the city, covering In all a distance of
over thirty miles. Tho hall stones were
of unusual size, and did material dam?
age to crops and all vegetation. One
stone at .Enrlysvllle measured six Inches
In circumference. At Keswlck window
panes wero broken.
In Prince Edward.
(Special to Tho 'flmeH-DiRputeh.)
FARMVIELE, VA., May 25.?The long,
drv spell that has prevailed In this sec?
tion, greatly retarding all farm work,
was broken yesterday ..afternoon by a
hard rain, which lasted for several hours,
resulting In a good season for planting
tobacco. Before daybreak this morning
farmers were out In large numbors. tak?
ing ndvantago of tho season, which is
tho first thoy have hurt for planting to?
(Special to The Tlnie.s-DlKpalch.)
ORANGE, VA., May 25.?During a
thunder storm hero Sunday evening, Mr.
O. W. O rim. operator, was shocked by
lightning and tho explosion of a fuse
tubo In tho swltchhonrd.
Between Orange and Oordonsvlllo con?
siderable hall fell and did some damage
to wheat and other growing cropH.
(Special to Tho Tlnios-Dlspateh.)
LACROSSE, VA.. May 25.-A ?.'cry
heavy rain, wind nnd hall strom visited
this seotlon this P. M?, doing considera?
ble damage to property. The hail cov?
ering tho ground In places soyernl lnohes.
destroying tho wheat crops, tobacco plant
beds and gardens.
(Rpectul to Tho Tliuen-DUuatch.)
MElfEHRIN, VA., May 25.?This sec?
tion was visited by a heavy downpour of
tain yesterday evening, which lasted for
about two hours, and as a result the
ground la wet several Inches <Jeop. The
farmers through this section wero much
earlier in stirring this morning than
usual In order to got as much of their
tobacco planted as possible.
It Is estimated that more tobacco will
be planted on this season than there has
been for several years at one time. The
plants have been watered and kept in good
condition with tho exception of a few
which are overgrown. The rain, It Is
thought, will save tho wheat crop to a
certain extent, as this crop was suffering
much for tho want of water. Oats, corn
and other crops, Including grass, will be
greatly benefited, as this, too, was be?
ginning to suffer very much. Pastures
were drying, up, and In. fact everything
was sufferine for tho want o?
Airs. Cora Lathrop Patterson
Sues Mrs. Cronk.
SEQUEL TO AN ASSAULT
Avers that Wife of the Exalted Ruler
of the Elks Attacked Her as
She was Boarding the
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CHICAGO, ILL.. May 2B.?A damage
suit for $11,000 ns a sequel to the sensa?
tional attack of Mrs. Elizabeth V. Cronk,
of Omaha, Nebraska, on Mrs. Cora
Lathrop Patterson on a train nt Council
Bluffs, Iowa, a week ag-o last Satur?
day, has been filed In the Superior Court.
A deputy sheriff served the notice as
Mrs. Cronk wns going through Chicago
with her husband on their way home
Mrs. Patterson Is the divorced wife
of tho son of a millionaire tobacco manu?
facturer of Richmond. Va. She secured
a divorce from her husband In Omaha
According to Mrs. Patterson, Mrs.
Cronk attacked her as she was about to
enter the train. The former was accom?
panied by her nlne-year-o1d son. It Is
averred that Mrs. Cronk saw the plain?
tiff ?us sho was stepping onto tho plat?
form. Rushing to tho doorway, It Is al?
leged Mrs. Cronk accused the concert
singer of being tho cr.uso of family
troubles. Violence was resorted to by the
defendant. It Is asserted, and Mrs. Pat?
terson was forcibly compelled to leavo
the platform of the car. Mrs. Patterson
says blows were rained upon her and
that the performance was completed by
Mrs. Cronk flourishing a revolver and
threatening her life.
George Parkman Cronk, the husband
of tho defendant, Is the Supreme Ex?
alted Ruler of the Order of Elks, and, ac?
companied by his wife, was on his way to
Bedford City, Va., to attend the dedica?
tion of the Elks' Homo. Mrs. Patterson
says ?>hn did not know that Cronk and
his wife were on the train. The meeting
was purely an accident, Mrs. Patterson
says. New York, she says, was her des?
Cronk, who Is the guardian of Mrs.
Patterson's son, is said to bo a wealthy
citizen of Omaha.
KING CASE AGAIN
IN COURT TO-DAY
The case against ex-Alderman John M.
King, of Jefferson WaTd. charged with
having accepted a hrll>e, while a member
ol the Council Committee on Strcots, Is
set for trial this morning? In tho Hust?
ings Court, and it Is altogether posslblo
that it will go to trial.
Com mon wealth's Attorney Richardson
said yesterday he was quite ready for a
second hearing of the case, and It is un?
derstood the defense Is prepared to go on
with tho trial, jus they havo high hopes
of an acquittal this time.
HALF HUNDRED CHINAMEN
ARE SENT BACK HOME
(Rppclnl to The Tlinos-DlRpntph.)
NORFOLK, VA? May 20.? Doputy TJnlt
ed States Marshal James M. Bennett, of
Massachusetts, and six guards arrived
here on tho Merchants and Miners steam?
er from Providence to-day with forty
eight unregistered Chinamen, ordered de?
ported In the? United States court nt
Boston. The Celestials, who will be sent
out of the county by San Francisco, loft
Norfolk on the Southern Railway.
It took two coaches to accommodate
them. Theso Chinamen smuggled into
the United States through tho Canadian
border, were recently -caufrht.
COALING STATION AT
DUTCH HARBOR. ALASKA
(Br Associated Prese.)
WASHINGTON, May 25. ? Admiral
Dewey, as president of the General Board
has made a report to Secretary Moody,
recommending the Immediate establish?
ment of a coaling station at Dutch Har?
bor, Alaska, and tho erection there of a
coal depot with a capacity of 5.000 tons,
relieving tho establishment of a coal de<
pot at this strategie point will strength?
en the United States on tho Pacific, the
President has approved the plan and pre?
liminary steps In tho work havo been
MUST GO AT GREATLY
REDUCED RATE OF SPEED
(By Associli tod Pros?.!
MADRID, Slay 25.?The Spanish gov?
ernment has prohibited the continunnco of
tlw Pirls-Madrld automobile race In
Spain. The automobiliste may cross the
frontier, but thoy aro to bo considered
simple excursionists, and must travel at
FOR NOT LEAVING
Great Disorders Follow Evac?
uation By the Troops Ac?
cording to Dispatch.
(T\y Associated Presa.)
ST. PBTEBSBUO, May 2ft.?"The evac?
uation or Southern Manchuria by tho
Russian troops led to a display of over
Increasing insolence- on the part of tho
disorderly tribes, whose number aro rap?
idly augmenting," says a Vladivostok
dispatch to tho N'ovoo Vromyu. The
correspondent proceeds! "Many Chin?se
and Manchurians In tho Province of
Mukden, aro in terror of their lives and
property? Unemployed laborers are con?
gregating alone the Pastern China Ball
way. About iO.000 Chinese are gathored
at Harbin, some lirty thousand are
Damping along the southern and northern
sootlons of the Manchuria line and large
numbers uro lnfluxing Into southern Mun
Reforrliig to tho Russian t|mber. con?
cession on tito Ya lu I liver, tho dispatch
says: "A Russian company with a capitili
of SI nOO/WJ hua been formed In Coroit to
exploit the concession, and soventi thou?
sand wotkmeh have already been engaged
In Manchuria und sent to Corea. Russian
?woManeu are also being dispatched
thither In great numbers. The staff of
the company 18 -mostly composed of of?
ficers of the. Chinese K?stern ? all road.
The i-uinpauy will maintain ltd own
REV. A. C. HOPKINS, D. D.,
Moderator of tho Presbyterian General
Reported That Clyde Ships
Will Be Withdrawn.
SERIOUS LOSS TO THE CITY
Three Hundred Richmond Men Said to
Receive Work From This Old Land?
mark Company?Shallow Har?
bor One of Causes.
It was reliably reportoti yesterday that
the Clydo line of steamships would cease
operating vessels between Richmond and
Philadelphia, and from Monday next
would dlschargo and receive Richmond
freight at Nowport News, where re?
cently the company secured a landing.
Tho news that the Clydo line will sus?
pend operations in Richmond will bo a
source of regret to all. and will bo learned
with much surprlso by many, for it is
nut generally known that tho company
hns been contemplating such a move.
However, tho Chamber of Commerco has
been apprised of the Intention of the
company, It Is said, and this organiza?
tion is now exerting every effort to dis?
suade tho ofllclals from ?he step.
That the removal of the wharves of the
Clydo line from Richmond to Newport
News will bo a serious blow to this city
is not to bo doubted, when It Is known
that the company operates a regular
through freight lino to and from Phila?
delphia, and gives employment to no less
than 30? people in this city, all of whom
will either bo out of employment or will
be taken to Newport News.
SHALLOW HARBOR HERE.
It is understood that the steamship
company Is making tho chango because
by landing at Newport News they will
bo enabled practically to do tho samo
amount of business without Journeying
so far up tho river, thereby shortening
the timo nnd saving much in tho operat?
But while, of course, tho question of
money and time had much to do with
the determination of tho company, it Is
understood that tho deplorable condition
of tho Richmond harbor also had much
weight. It Is known that recently sev?
eral vessels have gone aground near tho
local wharf of the company.
Tho James River commission is at pres?
ent having tho harbor dredged, and will
In a Bhort time, ns soon as a new dredg?
ing outfit is secured, make the entire
No local ofllclals of the Clydo line, In
a position to speak with authority, could
be seen yesterday In regard to the mat?
ter, but there seems no doubt as to tho
truth of the report, which Is supported
by the fact that only recently tho com?
pany secured a landlnig at Newport
Now-s and announced their intention of
making this port.
In the event tho Clydo lino operates
only as far ns Newport News after next
Week. ,ns stated, nil freight between
Richmond nnd Philadelphia will bo trans?
ported ns far as tho port by the Chesa
peako and Ohio Railroad.
THE ENGINEER WAS SHOT
BY DRUNKEN NEGROES
I (Special to Tho Tlracs-Plspateh.)
I B LUE I'M ICED, W, VA., IM"ay 25.?Nows
hns Just reached hero of a fatal tragedy
at Panther, On Saturday night a num?
ber of negroes wero engaged In their reg?
ular monthly pay-day carousal and under?
took to paint the town red. About inld
nlg.ht a crowd or them congregateli at tho
Norfolk and Western depot, and while
awaiting tho arrival of a train began to
givo nu exhibition of their proficiency In
tho uao of firearms. They wero remon?
strated with to no avail, and continued to
flro their weapons in all directions, with
imminent danger to the lives of tho depot
Plemmlng Bailey, an engineer on the
Panther Railway, attomptod to restore
order, with thu result Unit several of
them, fired on him. One bullet took ef?
fect, penetrating the abdomen and Inlllet
lng a wound from which ho cannot re?
cover. There wero no officers about and
tho depot employes wert? unarmed, so
that the negroes had no difficulty In ef?
fecting their escapo.
Baili.? wns brought to the miner's hos?
pital at Welch last night, and now hover?
ing between Ufe and death.
Late last night five negroes, all employes
of the Short Creek Coal Company, wero
arrested on suspicion, They protestivi
tholr Innocenco of any connection with
tho shooting, but admitted that thoy hud
boon at Panther Saturday night.
The bitterest feeling has buon engen?
dered by the uffalr, and thu friends of the
victim have worked themselves Into u
fury. If It can bo proved that tho live
men now under arrest had any part In tho
shooting there Is llt.tlo doubt that an at?
tempt will bo nuulo to lynch them.
ARE LINING UP FOR
One beare a great deal of talk thus
early concerning tho contest for United
Slates Senator to till tho seat now oc?
cupied by Hon. Thomas s. Martin, and
although tho members of tho Legislature
chosen this fall Will m>t vote upon ihn
question, It Is evident Unit no. timo Is
being lost by tho, opposing faotlops with
regard to tho pursiJiinel of tho body,
But fe'w candidates have announced
themselves for either branch SQ far, but
It |a not a lumi matter t<" sind out under
which wing of the party they propuso
to train as sunn as the}* come out.
Tho battle promises to be 0119 pj .tho
holli'st over fought In, .lio Slate, and
those aotlve h> politica are putting Cow;???
nor Montague und Senator .Manin down
as tho leading factors* whoever else shall
enter iho >'a??.
Scores of Others Injured
in Western Tornado.
Sciioolliouse^in Which He Was
Holding Service Demolished.
DONE TO PROPERTY
Two Tornadoes Started In Same Neigh,
borhood and Ranged in Different
Directions?Some Persons Were
Warned of Danger and
Sought Safety In
(Ilj Associated Press.)
HASTINGS, NEB., May 25?A serle? o*
heavy storms, two of which developed!
Into the worst tornadoes that have vis?
ited Southern Nebraska in years, passed
over portions of Clay, Franklin and Kear?
ney counties last evening. Fifteen per?
sons aro known to havo lost their lives,
and over a score of persons were more or
less seriously injured.
The casualties aro as follows:
MRS. JOHN ?????????.
MRS'. EARL? BACON.
MRS. C. A. TIPPLE.
Mrs. George J. Mero, arm broken.
Iccy McCurdy, leg broken.
Gero J. More, badly hurt.
Robert Chamtfers, badly hurt
Mr. and Mrs. Kinear, not seriously.
LUTHERAN MINISTER, name un?
MRS. JOHN PETERS, farmer's wife.
MRS. CHRIST. LAMERS and MOTHER
Christ. Lamers and two children.
William and Minnie Schultz.
Fred Pope nnd mother.
Airs. Isaac Casper.
MR. and MRS. JAMES MUMM and
JOHN PALMER. ?
Mrs. A. Broderlck and child, serious
John McUeynolds, internally injured.
Citarles Taylor, caught by falling chim?
ney; serious. .
Near Norman, at the homo of Daniel
McCurdy, a number of relatives and
friends were spending the day, and not
ono in tho house escaped death or serious
Two miles south of Upland German
Lutheran services were being held In a
school-house, when the storm struck and
demolished it, killing four of the occu?
pants, including tho minister, and injur?
ing a number of others.
Tho storm wns equally destructive at
Falrfleld, but tho people were warned of
Its coming and sought collars for safety.
S!>: dwellings were blown to pieces at
that place, but tholr occupants escaped
Injury with a few exceptions.
(Vt Jessups every house nnd outbuilding
in the path of tho storm was blown to
pieces, and the financial loss will roach
nboiit $fio..oOrt. Tho family, of Peter Hock
inson, nine In number, wns reunited lato
to-day. They lived near Norman and
worn separated by the storm, It being
feared at first that most of them had
Thero were two tornadoes, both origi?
nating within ? mile of Falrfleld. The
first ono moved to tho northwest and
the second off to tho southwest. The
one to tho northwest did tho greater
damage, and all tho fatalities scorn to
havo been In its path. Tho greatest loss
of property was sustained by farmers.
Tho heaviest Individual loss reported Is
that suffered by Charles Taylor, who
places the damago to his stock farm, In?
cluding horses and cattle killed, at J21,00fl,
IOWA VISITED BY
A* FIERCE TORNADO
(By A??oelnt,.,l Pre??.)
DES MOINES, ???,-,?. May ?p.?A tor
nailo struck the town of Rolfe, seventy
miles west of hero late yestordny, killing
Pong Poo, a Chinese laimdryman; fatally
Injuring a child and wrecking the State
Bank building, Crayon's general store,
the Hotel DoMaln and one other building, '
Several residences were damaged.
FOUGHT THIRTY HOURS
WITH TURKISH SOLDIERY
(Ht Aes.ioliitcl Presi.)
BERLIN. May 26.?The Lokal Anseiger
to-iluy prints a dispatch from Sal?nica,
"The insurgents seized the? village of
Smerdesh, on ? bo I^iUo of Pr?s bo, and
Turkish soldiers surrounded tho place.
Tliey fought for thirty hours. The rebeU
threw dynamite und dynamite bombs at
111.? houses, which caught fire, the wind
aproad tlm flames and burned up the
wluilo town. One hundred and fifty oodle,?
of insurgents wore found in the ruina.
COLORED GIRL KILLED
BY LIGHTNING STROKE
(SmvUI U\ 'flip ??me??Disti?b-ii.)
PETERSBURG, VA., May ??.-.Roi*
Lee (colored), the twelve-year-old d*. njh.
ter of James Lee. who Uvea In CbO?tor
Jleld county, about seven mile? trofn. Pe?
tersburg, was killed by lightning during
ilio atortn last night. Tho Baratola?" ??<??*
lu tho window, passed over the bed,
where tho mother and tho little etilici ?.,??
lyllUg, and killed the ?ill, who wait iyln/g
un tho ikior, reudlutf1.