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AAl?ISBl?BiS?io; I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,25!.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1008.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY QF DAY'S NEWS
' WASHINGTON, May 2?.?fcOr?cast for
[Wednesday1 and Thursday:
Virginia ? Showers Wednesday nnd
Thursday1: slowly rising temperature;
?fresh southeast to south winds.
North Carolina?Showers Wednesday
nnd probably Thursday; fresh east to
The wcntti?r In Richmond yesterday was
cool and cloudy, with mist of rain fall?
ing. At midnight the skies were over
STATE OK THE THERMOMETER.
!' ? M. 63
12 M. . 65
a p. ?.,?,. m
t. P. M. fil
H I*. M. 62
T? midnight. 6i
Average for 21 hours.63 5-0
Precipitation during past 21 hours.. .. 17
May 27, 1903.
Fun rises.4:"t | HIGH TIDB
Hun ?ets.7:20 | Morning.4:45
Moon rises....8:0? I Evening.6:15
Wreck on Chesapeake nnd Ohio road
near Charl?ltcsvllie, In which onglnomah
???,? fireman, both of Richmond, arc killed
?-Board of Aldermen decide to investi?
gato reports of rottenness In municipal
circles?King case begun yesterday and
.four Jurors rib tu I nod-Young Pulton
bridegroom gives young man threshing
.Who mndn flippant remarks to his bride
Aged man die? while guests Invited to the
celeballon of the rifty-flfth anniversary
or bis wedding aro assembling-Definito
movements started for uplift of negro In
Richmond and the establishment of In?
dustrial plants where they will lie cm
rdoyod exclusively-Milk law discussed
n Board of Alderman-R?signation of
Sir. James R. Gordon accepted-Return
of Confederalo veterans and Howitzers
from New Orleans-Next move by tbe
passenger nnd Power Company not yet
made-Manchester now a city of first
class, having population of more than ten
thousand?Assembly adopts ordinance
?giving Kell Telephone Company franchise
?-will eodlfv ordinances of Manchester
-President Francis, of St. Louis Bx
posltlon, writes to General Lee. promis?
ing assistance In working up Jamestown
Engineer Hull, of the Chesapeake and
Ohio, gives his own life to save that o?
o. boy; emergency brakes spread tho rails
end his engine tumbles down a high bank;
fireman also killed-A great crowd ns
heuib].:h Jn Petersburg to, hear Evangelist
George R. Stuart; forty conversions
Store burned by lightning in Sussex coun?
ty-Mrs. B. Abonethy run over by hus?
band';! horses at Peanut, Va., and at
last account was still unconscious-Lieu?
tenant .Mr-Coach, after being In Rich?
mond, returns to Port Monroe, to stand
trini by ? court-martial-Timekeeper
missing from Newport News ship-yard af?
ter defrauding the company-Berkley
nnd Washington districts, Norfolk coun?
ty, g? Wet-Judge Macks tono decides
applicant for liquor license must get sig?
natures of majority of voters-Good
Ronds" Association In Chesterfield co?
op-rates with supervisors to Improve
roads-Hail fell by wagon loads in Pow
hatan-A large barn near Washington,
?'?., burned by nn Incendiary-Prepar?
ing for a big festival on Cblncoteague Is?
land D?coration Day?No fence law de?
feated In election In Accomac-Newport
News and the county desire to combino
Kennturlnl and legislative primaries
Bishop Randolph consecrates a church In
Ronnoke?Safe robber at Cllffton Porge
arrested In Lynchburg-A merchant
fined $4(0 at Covlngton under tbe Mann
law for selling beer-Negro electrocuted
hy wire rigging on a schooner-Chesa?
peake and Ohio Increases pay of Its ma?
rine engineers-Thomas ?>?? Lawson
takes great cargo from Norfolk-The ?
?Seaboard Air Lino repairing damage by ?
the fire nt Porthmouth.
State Board of Agriculture reports in?
crease of ?S.fAO In tax on fertilizers; food
adulterations decrease ono hundred
per cent-Howard for train wreckers by
Atlantic Coast Line-Dim City bunk
chartered with $25,000 capital-A man
bringH bucket full of hall stones to Wln
Hton-Snlom ns big as hen eggs-Two
residences burned at Spencer-A new
bank building let to contract at Greens?
boro--\\ ilcox appeals his case to tlio
Supreme Court and it is taken under
advisement: claim that Nell Cropsey may
havo committed suicide-An engineer
hurt In collision near Charlotte, dies of his
Senator Hanna, nt the President's re
3uest. withdraws opposition to latter'? en
orseme.-it by tho Oblo State Convention,
thus Insuring the renomination of both
Tbe Reliance, under conditions that were
Ideal for a fair contest of their Quali?
ties, defeats the Constitution by small
margin and distances the old cup de?
fender. Columbia-.More tornadoes in the
west destroy property nnd kill people
Ryan tells whole story of tho bribery
of Assistant Attorney Miller-Dick
Wells won tho handicap at Latonla
Cotton ninrket was without tho wild ex?
citement attendant upon it for tho past
two weeks, but speculation was active
nevertheless-Stock market closed firm
with prices on a higher level-Weekly
crap bulletin issued by tho Weather Bu?
reau reports boiler outlook for cotton,
though mop Is late-Blues sulked In the
stretch at Morris Park and lnjuctlon nnd
Glrdlo passed him and finished in the
order named-Secret service officials to
jmiko an Investigation of alleged peonage
In the South-Hon. II. St. George Tucker
elected dean of tlio law school at the Co?
lumbian University In Washington-Jo?
seph Becker, a radical socialist, Is In Jail
in Walla Walla on suspicion of having
Intended killing President Roosevelt
your men killed and others badly burned
by an explosion of gas in mines near
Federal, In Pennsylvania-Russian po?
lice commissioners ordered to Inquire Into
legal status of Jews and to expel all who
have no legal right of residence
EXPEL THE JEWS
(Dy Asuocluted Treue.)
?T. PETERSBURG, May '?6.?Tho chief
Of police of Kioff bus ordered tho police
commissaries within his jurisdiction to
Institute a fresh inquiry into the legal
etatus of the Jews, nnd to forcefully ex
jpel thoso who have no legal right of res?
idence and who refuso to leave.
The Russian laws do not permit of suits
agninst tho Stato for damage done by a
moli, hut the government can consent to
the prosecution of negligent ofllclals. The
incriminated ofllclals have no properly,
end the purpose is not to obtain pecuniary
recompense, but It Ih hoped the moral ef?
fect of tho prosecution will prevent a
repetition of tho massacres.
ENGINEER IS HURT
DIES FROM HIS INJURIES
(Special to The Times-Dispatch,)
OHARLOTTIO. N, C. May ??.-Engin?
eer A. G. CUT, wlio w?"s so badly injured
in a collision on the Southern Railway,
twelvo miles south of Charlotte, this
morning, died at the Presbyterian Hos?
pital, In this city, this afternoon at 5
)."lutli legs were amputated lu the hope
?*J>1 hbi Ule might Im ?avviti.
But Constitution Gave
Her a Sharp Race.
Old Cup Defender Outclassed
by Both the Others.
THE WIND FAVORED
NONE OF THE BOATS
Conditions Were Ideal for a Fair Test
of the Three Boats, and Though
Reliance Won Fairly the Con?
stitution Showed Herself
a Factor in the
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Slay 2f!.?In a gamely con?
tested race, the Reliance again to-day
Hd the way across the finish line, wln
nlnc her second victory over tho Colum?
bia and her first over the Constitution.
Two minutes nnd fifty-ono seconds later
tho Constitution finished, and the crew
of the new boot gaver her such a cheer
ns she deserved. Tho Constitution hud
sailed a plucky race, and had 'a right to
share In the honors. From start to fin-'
Ish ?he had fought out every mile over
tho thirty mile course, and on two of U3
legs bad outsailed the new boat, ? per?
formance which restores her prestige Im?
periled in her disappointing showing In
tho drifting match last Saturday, and
makes her a factor to be reckoned with
In the selection of a cup defender.
The Columbia was for the day out?
classed. From the very start sho was
nover for a moment In the race. While
the Reliance and Constitution wero hav?
ing it out between themselves all the
way around the course, the former cup
defender was dragging along miles
astern of them, and when the Reliance
sailed across the finish line the Colum?
bia was more than two miles almost dead
to leeward. The Reliance beat her by
fifteen minutes and ?l?ly-??? seconds,
actual sailing time.
CONDITIONS WERE IDEAL.
Th wind held through to twelve knots
during the race, and favored none of
t.hi racers. Tho conditions wero ideal
for a fair test of the three boats.
Tho start was almost perfect. Re?
liance and Columbia went across the Une
side by side, with Constitution trailing
by nearly half a minute, but windward.
Flvo minutes after the start the Con?
stitution was moro than a length astern
nnd the splendid battle between them
wns on. " Tho Columbia began slowly to
drop behind. All tho boats were going
better than a twelve knot clip.
Steadily, but very slowly, till the first
turn the Reliance lengthened her lead,
and when the boats turned the first mark
tho Reliance had beaten the Columbia
by more than two minutes In sailing six
miles In twenty-eight minutes and nine?
teen seconds, but had gained only thirty
seconds on the Constitution. At the next
turn Rcllnnce had gained twenty-two sec?
onds on the Constitution and nearly eight
minutes on the Columbia. The Reliance
leading by hundreds of yards nnd stead?
ily gaining, tho two lenders laid a course
close hauled that fetched them almost to
tho third turn, where the starting lino
The Reliance fotchod 100 yards to lee?
ward of the mark, went by It and
squeezed through between It and a long
tow of barges. Before the Constitution
reached the mark tho barges had fouled
It and Bhe was compelled to snll around
the tow. She lost a little by It.
On the fourth length the racers had
the wind a point freer nnd with sheets
a bit started and leuders peeled over,
they stretched away for tho six mile
run. Rellanen negotiated that leg in
28 minutes nnd 66 seconds, but the Con?
stitution had gained nearly half a min?
ute on hPi?. Columbia, more than 13
minutes behind the Reliance, was fairly
Tho wind had dropped a hit when tho
loaders broke out their ballonnera and
began to'run to tho last turn. During
that leg tlio Constitution ngaln closed un
some of the long gaps between her and
tho Reliance, hut still was ? minute and
18 seconds behind tho leader. By a bit
of sharp luffing, Captain Barr pinched
the Reliance across tho lino, while tbo
Constitution was nearly half a mile to
leeward of It.
The official time was given out as fol?
Start. Finish, time.
Reliance .12:16:00 8:12:11 2:57:11
Constitution .12:16:80 3:16:02 2:69:32
Columbia.12:10:00 B:2S:02 3:13:02
STARBUCK GAVE A
(By Associated Press.)
WADDACR, IDAHO, Slay 2o.-Fresl
dent Roosevelt's rest was disturbed by
a noisy demonstration at Starbuck when,
early this morning, his tri-ln pulled into
trot place. The President and all the
members of his party had retired, but
they wore awakened by the discharge
of firearms, the blowing of horns and
the shouting of people. The? Secrot Ser?
vice officer on duty did all ho could to.
stop the racket, but the people refused
to be nutet, even going ta the length of
knocking on tho windows of the cars.
The demonstration was kept up until tho
train left. Tho President did nut show
S?Tf AGAINST NUMBER
OF INSURANCE COS.
(Bv Aseoclnti'il I'rcsB.I
AUSTIN, TEX., Slay 26.--Attorney
General Bell to-day tiled a suit In be?
half of the State of Texas In the District
Court against ?lfty-nlne foreign Insurance
companies for forfeiture of their permit
to do business In Texas and against one
State company for a foreflture of Its
charter and appointment of a reeoker to
wind i up its affairs. Tho grounds
tor these suits aro tli.it the com?
panies entered luto un agreement to (ix
ana niuiu.ii.iiu rates gi lirg insurajj?e. lu.
the city o? Austin in violation of tho anti?
trust act, passed at. tho recent session of
the legislature, which act prohibits the
combination of capitili,
In addition to tho future of the
permits of the foreign companies to do
business In Texns nnd the concellatlon
of the charter of tho companies, penal?
ties aggregating t2,S00 from each company
aro nued for, tho dally penalty being $60
per day for each company.
AND BERKLEY GO WET
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
NORFODK. VA., May 26.?Washington
district of Norfolk county, after a hot
contest on tlio liquor cuesti?n. In which
tho preachers and tho Anti-Saloon League
took a very nctlvo part, wont wet to?
day by a majority of 123 votes. This dis?
trict Includes the town of Berkley. The
victory Is a decided ono for the license
advocates, who believe the place for con?
test was chosen by Anti-Saloon league
p s one of tho most favorable to their
sentiments in the vicinity and one which
there was the greatest chance for them
to succeed In.
Mr. Redford, an Aged Citizen.
Expires Very Suddenly. \
MARRIED 55 YEARS AGO
And Died on Anniversary of His Wed?
ding, When Relatives Had
Gathered for a Cel?
But a few minutes before the hour fixed
for a family reunion in celebration of the
fifty-fifth anniversary of his wedding, Mr.
Llaby Redrord, a,well nown citizen of
Richmond, suddenly expired Monday eve?
ning last at his home, No. 509 West Clay
When mortally stricken Mr. Redford
was preparing to take a cup of tea his
wlfo was bringing him from the other
room. As sho approached him Mrs. Red?
ford noticed that he appeared to be
asleep. No response came to her call,
and when upon Investigation she realized
that ho was unconscious she at once
dropped all arrangements for the celebra?
tion and dispatched messengers for phy?
sicians. Dr. Blanton and Dr. Winfree
came as soon as possible, but before thoy
arrived ho was dead.
A GREAT SHOCK.
The death of Sir. Redford In the midst
of the preparations for the festivities
comes as a great shock to his many
friends throughout the community.
At the timo of his death Sir. Redford
was In the eighty-first year of his age.
Flfty-flvo years ago he was married to
Sllss Rebecka Vaughan. After this long
and happy union tho loving couple thought
to make of the fifty-fifth anniversary a
pleasant reminder of tho wedding day so
many years ago. The Immediate family
and many of the close relatives assembled
on Slonday evening and were preparing
to begin the little celebration. It was a
sad Interruption that quickly transformed
the festive room Into a death chamber.
Mr. Redford was a man of flne-charao
ter, known and beloved In a largo circle
of friends. He was a de\'oted husband and
father and a devout Christian. Until he
Infirmities of old age kept him a\?uy he
was a regular attendant upon the Clay
Street Methodist Church. He leaves his
widow, Sirs. Rebeckah Redford; one
daughter. Sirs. John SIcCloy, and one son,
Sir. Llsby Redford, Jr.
?He was ono of the oldest employes of
the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Po?
tomac Railroad, having for more than a
half century worked In the coach
making shops of that road. He was
srlcken with paralysis several years ago,
since which time he had not been able to
leave th? house.
Mr. Redford waa one of the kindest of
neighbors, and most charitable of men.
He had probably asslstod more pestile
than almost any man of his means In
tbo city. No one ever applied to him for
aid who was turned away, ? If tho as?
sistance needed could he rendered.
FINED FOUR HUNDRED
FOR SELLING BEER
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.i
IRVINGTON, VA., May 20.?Carroll
Harding, doing a mercantile business
here, was oonvlcted of selling beer or
ambrosia in this local option dlstrlot
and fined four hundred dollars.
The Anti-Saloon League of this place
prosecuted the case.
Sentenced to Four Years' Im?
prisonment for Killing
(By ABi?clntod Proas.)
BERDIN, May 26.?The attention of
Germany was centered to-day In the
public court-martjat of Naval Ensign
Hussner, at Kiel, At the conclusion of
the trial Hussner was sentenced to four
years' and one week's Imprisonment and
Hussner's replies to the President's
questions were strlghtforward. He said
that while regretting that his sword
strokes killed tho artilleryman, he afllrm
ed that ho noted within the servloe In?
structions and that he was obliged by
honor to compel obedience.
"But," said the President, "you eald
you never drew your weapon without
using It?" ' *
"Yes,", replied the prisoner! "it Is so
ordered In tho regulations." ,
"Von wero seen loosening your sword
before Hartmann left your side," con?
tinued the President.
"Yes," tho prisoner answered; "I
Herr Hussner mentioned tho name of
un officer, who, after having boon struok
by n private, was obliged, lo, risigli be?
cause ho was unable to lopseil bis sword,
?nul the private, ,who wan not identified,
Senator Hanna With?
draws His Opposition.
OHIO. IT IS SAID,
WILL ENDORSE HIM
This Ensures Nomination of
It Was This That Caused the Ohio
Senator to Withdraw His Op?
position to Endorsement
Which He Still Thinks
III Advised at
(By Associated Press.)
CLEVELAND, O., May 26.?Senator
Hanna has decided to offer no further
opposition to a proposed resolution in the
coming Republican State Convention en?
dorsing tho candidacy of President Roose?
velt for another term. This action was
decided upon late this afternoon. When
asked If he had heard from President
Roosevelt with reference to the discus?
sion concerning his attitude in connec?
tion with the resolution Senator Hanna
made' the following statement:
' "1 am In receipt of a telegram from
President Roosevelt, which indicates to
mo. his desire to have the endorsement
of the Ohio Republican State Conven?
tion of his administration and candidacy.
In view of this. I shall not oppose such
action by the convention, and I havo
telegraphed the President to that ef?
Senator Hanna positively declined to
further discuss tho subject, insisting that
tho brief statement above quoted fully
covered the situation.
It Is the general blelof, however, among
these close to tho Senator that ho stili
douhts the advisability of the adoption
of resolution endorsing President Roose?
velt's candidacy by this year's conven?
tion. But It Is .pointed out that in view
of tho President's Judgment and express?
ed -wishes. Mr. Hanna demonstrates that
his original position in tlio matter was
at no time prompted by personal antag?
onism to President Roosevolt.
WASHINGTON*, D. C, May 26.?When
the dispatch announcing that Senator
Hanna would not oppose an endorsement
of President Roosevelt at the coming Ohio
State Convention was shown to Senator
Foraker to-night, he dictated tho follow?
"I am very much gratified to learn that
Senator Hanna hns withdrawn his oppo?
sition to the endorsement of president
Roosevelfs candidacy In 1904. Not on
any personal Interest In the matter, but
solely because I think endorsement good
for Senator Hanna and the party, as
well as for President Roosevelt, who has
well earned a second term by tho splen?
did administration ho has given us. The
result will bo a harmonious convention
ind an enthuslastlo and unanimous en?
dorsement for Senator Hanna for another
term in tlio Senate."
Tho Senator added that the votes of
Ohio, added to the States that havo de?
clared heretofore for President Roosevelt,
gave tho President a mnjorlty of tho
votes In the next Republican convention.
H. ST. GEORGE TUCKER
GOES TO COLUMBIAN
WASHINGTON, D. G, May 26.?Hon.
Henry St. George Tucker, of Lexington,
Va., was to-day elected denn of the
school ?of law, Jurisprudence and .diplo?
macy of the Columbian University, in
YOUNG MAN WHO
LOST HIS BEARINGS
Insisted on Disrobing and Re?
tiring In Murphy's
A most ludicrous sight was witnessed
by the guests and others in the lobby of
Murphy's Hotel tho other night, and
those who witnessed are etili luughlng
A few minutes after 11 o'clock, while
Clerk George Yenger was engaged In reg?
istering some now arrivals, a well dressed
ycung man strolled leisurely In at tho
front door and walked behind tho counter
nnd proceeded to dlsrobo as though ho
were In his room.
At first Mr. Venger did not notice the
newcomer, but when tho latter dropped
one shoo on tho Moor the wily night clerk
wheeled about to see what was tho trou?
ble To his utter surprise he behold a
man half clad nnd proceeding as rapidly
as possible to disposo of his remaining
garments. Mr. Yonger wns so dumfound
ed thnt he adjusted his glasses to seo if
ho was not mistnk>n. Then ho removed
them and tho picture was still more visi?
"What are you doing?" nsked the night
cleric. , ? ?
"I nm preparing to retire," was the
cool reply. .
"Where?" interposed tho nstounded
"Right here, In this room to whlc.h you
assigned me. I nm registered hero, and
you gave mo this room."
Hern tho voung Intruder gave his name
and Mr. Yeager searched the register In
vain, nnd finally persuaded him that he
was a llttlo off and had bettor go out
mid take somo nlr.
It finally developed that the young man
was registered fit another hotel and had
been given a room on the'ground floor
?cr?neo of his fear of Ilio. Ho had gone
out and In his promiscuous meunderlngs
l.nrt Slightly hist bis bearings, and Just
dropped In where ho thought lie had reg
WRECK NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE.
CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO LOCAL TRAIN 16 WRECKED YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON A MILE AND A HALF EAST OF CHAR?
LOTTESVILLE. THE CASUALTIES:
ENGINEER THOMAS D. HALL, of Richmond; aged fifty-six, married;
leaves wife and six daughters. Been on the road for nearly forty years.
LEWIS C. SNYDER. of Richmond; fireman; aged twenty-six; married;
leaves wife and one child, at 621 North Tenth Street.
Brakeman Edward F. Taylor, Richmond, painfully bruised, but able to
Conductor George W. Taylor, of Richmond, painfully bruised; came home
Baggagemaster Joseph W. Smith, Richmond, leg cut and otherwise pain?
E. D. Fox, of Richmond, traveling salesman for Stern & Co., leg cut and
Cause of wreck, engine derailed by sudden stoppage to avert running
over a small boy.
Engine plunged down 50-foot embankment; combination-car swung
over embankment; second-class coach careened to one side, but not over?
turned. Engine total wreck. Track still blocked.
Mr. Goodman Threshes a Man
In Fulton. .
HAD INSULTED HIS WIFE
Waited for the Offender Yesterday and
Gave Him a Sound Beating?Knock- ?
ed Him Down Every Time He
Tried to Get Up.
Summary and effective punishment waa
Inflicted yesterd' afternoon by an an-i.
gry husband upon a dapper young man,
said to havo been rather free and in?
sulting In his remarks' to a young mar?
Tho husband is Mr. Fred Goodman, of
Graham Streot, Fultpn; the other man's
name Is unknown. In chastising the al?
leged offender Mr. Goodman pounded
him the full length of a block, knocked
him head over heels at the outset, and
then upset him again each time ns tried
to arise. When he grew tired of beat?
ing the fellow Mr. Goodman went home,
and the man made excellent time putting;
a good slice of sttcet between him nnd
Graham Street, Fulton. It Is unds.'stood
that a searoh for him has or will be In?
stituted, but up to ./tho present writing;
his whereabouts has not been located.
Mr. Goodman, who Is employed nt the
Richmond Cedar Works, was married
about six weeks or two months ago. On
Monday afternoon between d and C
o'clock or thereabouts, his young wife
was standing on tho front porch awaiting
his return from work, wh3n a man saun?
tered by. Ho wns neatly dressed and
seomed to bo In eminently respeotnblo
circumstnnces. He m-ido (ionia offensive
and Insulting remark to tho woman, and
then proceeded on his way.
As soon as her husband reached the
house Mrs. Goodman detalle! the nffalr
to him, nnd as might natvirnllv be sup?
posed, he wns not a little angry, lie
hit upon a plan for punlshhig the offen?
der, and ho carried It out to tho latter.
Yesterday afternoon between ? and 0
o'olock or thereabouts, Mrs. Goodman
went on the front porch nguln. Mr.
Goodman was not nt work this time.
He was in tho parlor waiting. The dap?
per Individual soon loomel up on the
horizon, and ns he camo usar he, It is
said, had something more to say to Mrs.
Goodman. But this timo an avalanche
fell on him, Tho husband emerged from
the parlor, and, though it 's said ho waa
smaller In build than his opponent, he
gave tho man as sound a thrashing as
he ever got In his life, or Bounder.
From ono end of the uquaro to the
other Mr. Goodman beat the follow, r.ivd
every time ho would got up he would
knock him down ngaln. After a while
he left off and wp"' back tu his w.l'fa.
Nothing has been seen of tho dapper in?
FOUR KILLED BY
Miners Met Horrible Death
While at Work In the
(lly Aisoeliiteil Proa.)
PITTSWJBG, l'A., May 26.?Four men
wore killed ond two badly burned by an
explosion of gas in the mines of the Char
tiers Coal ? ml Coleo Company at Federal,
a mining town near Bridgovlllo, on the
Pittsburg, Chartlors and Youghlogheny
Itallroad, to-day, The mino is but slight?
W1I-.BIAM NFU>SON, aged forty-two,
married; mino boss, residing at Federal.
JAMICS NEII-HON, nephew of William
Neilson, aged twenty-three years, singlo;
JACOB ???.??, miner, thirty-four years
Of ago, Federal.
JOSEPH SMUCK, miner, thirty-five
Joseph G. Ott and Joseph Pulk. '
Sixty men were at work In the mine at
the timo of tho explosion, but because
the accident occurred lu a portion of tho
mino that had not boon used for several
days, all escaped oxcept four.
Tho explosion is supposed tn havo been
caused by gas brought about by a blast
In tho "tunnel," whore a dip In the ooa!
roadway was being removed. All of the
men dlreotly connected .with the work
wero victims. The lire resulting from the
explosi?n was extinguished after two
hours of hard work. The dead miners
worn Horribly burlimi, and when they
were brought to tho surface the scone was
The Howitzers and Veterans
at Home Once More.
A DELIGHTFUL JOURNEa
Each and Everyone Enthusiastic at the
Reception in the Cities of the South.
Excellent Management of the
Thoroughly satisfied with and enthusi?
astic over their Southern trip, the veterans
of Lee Camp nnd tho Richmond Howit?
zers reached the city at 9:10 last night
In their palatial Pullman train over the
Southern Railway. A detachment of the
stay-at-home Howitzers met the travel?
ers at the depot and acted as an escort.
Thoro has never been a more delightful
trip taken by the military or the veterans
of this city. They hnd no conception of
the boundless extent of the hospitality
of tho people of Montgomery, Atlanta,
and New Orleans. They spared no pains
to mako their guests enjoy themselves,
and the stay in each of these cities wns
a perfeot round of gayoty.
FINTO RAILROAD MEN.
Moth worthy of special mention is the
attention shown tho party by the rail?
road men. Tho Journey of two thousand
and ninety miles was made without a
single Incident worthy of mention to mar
Its pleasure and comfort. Over the South?
ern Captain C. W. Westbury, district pns
senger ngont, who accompanied the party,
had mado tho most thorough arrange?
ments. He personally looked after the
comfort of each member of the party, and
spared no pains to make the journey ?
At Atlanta the train was tnken In
charge by Messrs. J. P. Billups, general'
passenger agent of tho West Point route,
ono of tho youngest nnd most efficient
passenger agents in tho country. Ho de?
tailed Mr. M. M. Ansloy, traveling freight
and passenger agent of the road, to go
with tho pnrty to New Orleans. Mr.
Ansloy Is ono of tho finest railroad men
to bo found. Ho speedily liecmno a favoritd
with ovory Vlrginlnn aboard, and his
kindness and knowledge of the route
mado him Invnliiablo.
Prom Montgomery tho run was over
tho Iyoulsvlllo and Nashville, Hero again
the party was fortunato In falling ":to
tho hands of Messrs. J. B. Hoyward and
J. O. Hollenbeek, representing this Una.
Both nro up-to-dato rallrond mon nnd
courteous gentlemen. Mr. lleyward, who
was with tho party a considerable por?
tion of tho time, was voted one of the
most kindly and lovable men encountered
on tho trip. All tho rallrond men met
wero lino follows and thoroughly under?
stood their business.
DEPARTURE FROM ATLANTA.
Tho Richmond people loft Atlanta at
midnight Mondny night, bolng escorted
to tho train by tho officers of the Sixth
Georgia Regiment, their ladles nnd mem?
bers of tho Virginia Socloty, among them
President Norwood Mitchell nnd Mr. J.
A. Illgglns, a son of Mr. John M. Hlgglns,
of this city, who hns resided In Atlanta
for eighteen yoars nnd Is now chief cleric
In the general passongcr department of
the Atlanta and West Point Railway nnd
the Western Railway of Alabama. The
last social function was an entertainment
on the roof garden of tho Ma jostle, which
followed ono of tho most elegant spreads
nnd roceptjons of the Journey at tlio
Piedmont Driving Club.
Tho Howitzers innde a decided hit with
the Creole belles of Now Orleans and tbe
fair maids of Atlanta, which resulted in
several Hobsonosauo performances nt the
depots in both cltlos.
COTTPl.i?: OF ORATOR?.
The spokesmen for tho pnrty in the
South wnro Adjutant J. Taylor Strntton,
for I/ee Camp, and Captain W. M. Myers,
for the Howitzers. Eac.ti responded on
several occasions, nnd upheld tho repu?
tation of the Old Dominion for oratory.
Two excellent meals wero enjoyed by
the travelers yesterday?breakfast at fiaa
tonla nnd mllnnor nt Danvlllo. It had been
Intended to take breakfast nt Charlotte,
but tho derailment of nn englno nn?! some
freight cars was tho only untoward Inci?
dent of the trip, nnd that occasioned but
The sponsors and maids of honor of the
party, Miss Lizzie Myers, for the Howit?
zers, nnd Misses Salila Wray and Mary
Myers, for Leo Camp, wore tb?i ohjects
of constant attention on all hands, na
was Miss Miriam Mllihtser. who traveled
with the party, accompanied by her
Uathnr. ?ir. ClwLu? MU>bJser.
Engineer Hall and Fire?
man Snyder Killed.
Combination Baggage Express
Car on Verge of Embankm't.
TRYING TO SAVE
LAD ON THE TRACK)
Chesapeake and Ohio Local Train De?
railed by Sudden Stop to Avert Kilt?
ing a Boy Near Charlottesville.
Engine Plunges Down 45?
tails of Wreck.
Late yesterday afternoon Information!;
reached Rlohmond that eastbound local
passongor train, No. 16, due hero at 7:1S
P. M., had been derailed and wrecked
Just attor leaving Charlottesville, a mile,
and a half east of that city, and that
Engineer Thomas D. Hall had been killed,
nnd the fireman hurt. Just how the
wreck occurred was not then learned, nor!
?whether any ono elso was hurt.
Tho following official statement' of the
wreck was given out by tho Chesapeake
and Ohio Ballway:
"Local passengor train No. 16, which
left Charlottesville on timo, was derailed
ono mllo east of Charlottesville. Engine
No. 177 and express car turned over;
other cars derailed, but remained upright,
"Bnglneman T. D. Hall and Fireman L?
C. Snyder fatally Injured. No other per?
"Fassengers on train transferred -with'
little delay to equipment from Gordons
ville. Through passengers on train leav?
ing Richmond at 2 P. M. wero handled to
Orange nnd transferred to through train
from Wnshington, which was detoured
via Southern to 'Charlottesville, without
"Cause of tho accident has not yet beert
It was subsequently learned through
special telegrams to The Tlmes-Dlspatch
from Charlottesville that Flremnn Lewis
C. Snyder. of this city, had died soon after
being removed from the wreck, nnd that
the? wreck was caused by tho engineer's
effort to avoid striking a small boy cross?
ing tho track.
EXPECTED TO SEE VICTIMS.
A small but curious fcrowd gathered at
the Main Street station last night, ex?
pecting tho wTeck victims to bo brought
in on that train, made up from that point
to this city. This train, sent out as a
substituto for No. 16, was made up at
Gordonsvlllo nnd sent 'to the scene oC
the wreck to remove the passongers.
It wns expected at 10:20; then.reported fon
10:45, and finally arrived at 11:45, It con?
sisted of an engine and a combination
car and passenser coach, and was In
charge of another conductor. Captain
George W. Taylor, of this city; Brake
man Taylor, and others from tho wrecked
train wero on board, but wero able to
walk homo or to the trolley cars.
Captnln Taylor, tho conductor, stated
to a reporter that ho had no Idea what
caused tho derailment and wreck. "I
was In tho sooond class car," he said,
"collecting tickets. Wo had just left
Chiirlottosvllle, Suddenly the car I wa?
In gave a jerk, throwing mo violently
against a seat- At that moment I reached!
nil for the bell cord and pulled it,
"Tho car I wns In wns not completely
overturned, but was careened somewhat
to ono side. Tho combination baggage
and express car started down the em?
bankment, but plunged only over the
edgo arid stopped. But for that the bag
gagomaster, hrakeman and a drummet
who woro in It would havo been killed,
Tho car In which I was swerved some?
what ncross the track. Tins passengei
ceneb wns not overturned nor dnmuftpd.
"Tho engine pulled down a fifty-foot
embankmont, and turned over three time*
as It rollod.
'Thoro were threo colored"" women, ?.
man and a boy In the second clnss ca?
with me. Nono of them wero hurt, though
thoy might have been bruised llko th?
hrakeman, ba'ggagemastor and myself. I
am sore In the back and side from being
thrown against the car soat. The bate?
gngomaster's injury was about tho same,
Tho hrakeman was about tho worst hurt,
but he came In with mo. No, I did not
work coming down; Just came down dead?
In answer to a question the conducto?
stated that thoro was a long curvo at th*
plaua where the wreck occurred, but no*
a sharp one. He reiterated that ho did not
know how the wreck occurred. Some o?
tho passengers were a littIo excited, bul
nil escaped Injury, except the traveling
salesman, who wns In the bnggae car,
Captain Taylor after alighting and mak?
ing a report, took a car from the sta?
tion to his home, next to tbo corner o<
Twenty-eighth and Matn Sireots.
STORY FTtOM OlIAHLOTTFSVTLLE.
lloro is til? story of the wreck, tele?
graphed to The Tlmcs-Dispittch by Ite
special correspondent at Charlottoaville
last night. '
Chesapeake a?? Ohio pasaojigor train,
No. M, east bound from Clifton Forge
to Richmond, was wrecked Just ea*t of '
Charlottesville at about 4 o'clock tht? af?
ternoon, with the following resulta;
ENGINEER THOMAS D. HALL, o?
FIREMAN L. O. SNYDER. of Rich?
Kraknman Edward F. Taylor, of Rich?
mond, back, hip and grotn.
Baggtigomaator Joseph W. Smith, o?
Richmond, legs cut and bruised.
E D, Fox, traveling salesman, repre?
senting Stern _& Co., Richmond, Bide and
Conductor Georgo W. Taylor, of Rich??
mond, sido and leg hurt.
Tho train left CharlnttesvHl.i twentyJ
minutes lato. ? b\it wus running at ord?-?
nary speed when near the Charlottes??
villa Woollen Mills, u mile and a huit
oast of this city. Bnglnejir Thomas t>.
Hall put on ili.? ?cnewmoy bniK'o* to
keep from tunning over $ ten-year-old.