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ffiftA-M f?IE tt I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,265.
THE DISPATCH. FOUNDED 1850.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDA V, JUNE 12, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WA8HTNOTON. June It?Forecast for
Friday and Snturday:
Virginia?Fair In west, rain tn esst por?
tions Friday morning, followed by fair;
cooler In extreme southeast portion; brisk
north winds on tho ooast. Saturday fair,
warmer In Interior. ?
North Carolina?Fair Friday, preceded
by rain in extreme oast portion; cooler
In contrai portion; brink northwest winds,
Saturday fair, warmer.
The clouds again opened yesterday,
sending down copious streame. reducing
the temperature and swelling the small
streams around the city Into rivers. Rain
Is expected In certain portions to-day, anil
fair weather to-morrow.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
? A. M. .77
12 M. 79
8 P. M. 70
6 P. M. f,7
9 P. M. 94
li midnight . 64
Highest tempers tu re yesterday. 82
Lowest tc;mpernture yesterday. 67
Mean temperature yesterday. 76
Normal temperature for .Tune. 76
Departure from normnl temperature, f|o
Precipitation during past 24 hours... 2.03
.Tun 12. )!>03.
.Bun rises......4:50 I HIGH TIDE.
Sunsets.7:29 I Morning.9:05
Moon rises....9:26 ] Evening.6:33
Iyy>omorlv<* Works flooded by sudden
rising of creek ; considerable damage done;
bridges (?wept awny In Henrlco county
Lee Camp to vote money for Stuart stntue
-Slato Board of Education tn me?t to?
morrow-Heptnsophs elect officers and
witness a genuine cake-wnlk-Memorial
service held by Knights of Honor, who
also choose officers-Imvrt/int decisions
r?nd?>red by Supreme Court?Terms of
Henrlcn officers explrt n?xt Tuesday
Chamber of Commerce nnxlous to have
pure-food ordinance passed?Grays go to
west Point to-day-Visitors of the Uni?
versity of Virginia elect a president to
dny-American National Bank increases
Its capital stock-Selection of monument
to Jefferson Davis Wt to Messrs. Noland
end Valentine: proceedings of the Monu?
ment Association conducted behind closed
doors and very little given to the public
-Residence of ? police officer myste
riouslv robbed-A family In dire dis?
tress-^?Rnad to West Point In good con?
dition again-Pell boys go out at Mur?
phy's Hotel-High tribute paid to the
Jr.wn-- All quint in rtrct-car circles:
men to hold regular meeting to-night
Rev. R. H. Bennett elected professor of
moral philosophy at Rnndolph-Macon;
Prof. R. E- Blackwell re-elected president
-Street Commit ten falls to get a quorum
for the fourth time. MANCHESTER-?
Board of Aldermen meets for Important
business this evening-Mr. George ????
band, Jr., to be elected-Improvements
delaved bv the continuous rain-Schools
to close next Monday-Royal Arch ?Chap?
ter choosn officers-Encampment to be
Instituted-Central Methodist Sunday
ichool to go to Beach Park-Funeral ser?
vices-A oomlng marriage-Lawn pnrty
postponed until to-night-New tent for
the Olympia Club.
The injuries: to Charles O. Key??? in tV?d
nesday night's wreck near iut-vrJiworth
prove fatal; neglect of conductor and en?
gineer esused wreck-Portrait of Com?
modore Maury to be present??! at Ctilyer
stty. programme of President's vhslt
Gomer-stone of an academy laid In Rock
hridga county-Lightning strlkos the
residence of Attorney-General William A.
Anderson in T/*j;lrigton-Newport News
shipyard *o bid on two battleships-A
break in the marine engineers' strike at
Norfolk-A trolley car struck by locomo?
tivo in Norfolk; miraculous escape? of pas?
sengers-A new cotton compress to be
hullt at Norfolk-Heavy Ftorms reported
from the lower James River-A clever
pwindler nt work In the vicinity of Frod
prleksburg-Freight train run Into by a
ballast train on the Seab/iard Air' Line
near LacrosHo; two men hurt-Agolasto
exhausted? in the tennis tournament at
Norfolk?James Barker sentenced to
' seven years In Scott county-Burglars
blow open safe of Norfolk nnd Western
pepot at Graham and secured good booty
-Badly mangled body of man found on
track near Winchester believed to have
been murdered-Freight wreck near Dan?
ville, In which several are badly Injured.
Court to be required to pass on the
character of a horse-Now Board of
Kducation to go Into office July 1st
Teachers' Assembly in session nt Wrlghts
villo Beach; officers elected-A brick and
Ilio company chartered by the Secretary
of State-The Supremo Court hands
down opinions and adjourns for the term
-Preparations for l.he farmers' conven?
tion In July-Ben Owens, white carpenter,
attempts suicide nt Wilson?The Vir?
ginia-Carolina Chemical Company looking
for factory sites in Raleigh?Operator
at Pelllam forgot to deliver message to
engineer, and wTeck follow;d-The bat?
tle of Bethel celebrated Wednesday at
? King and Queen of Servia massacred
and a holocaust made In the palace; new
king, member of another dynasty, pro?
claimed king in his ster*}; news causes son?
sa tions in all tho European capitals
Jackson, Ky., under martini law, nnd the
witnesses for the prosecution in tho trial
of Jett nnd White, are testifying -with
morn courage than heretofore-Crisis of
tlio flood has passed In St. Louis, and men
wlio were rescuing people from the waters
havo turned their attention to the protec?
tion of property-Harry Vardon won the
open golf clKiniplun.-hlp In Scotland
Pope vesterday celebrated mnss and said
that ho was feeling remarkably well?
Sheriff arrives in time to save life of a
negro who was In the hands of h mob In
Tennessee-T. J. Cornwell, bank presi?
dent of Bessemer, Ala., is missing, and
two banks aro closed as a. result of his
absence and alleged shortage-Graves of
Confederate, soldiers at Camp Chase are
docked with sweet flowers-Stolon Mo
ments won tho Gazelle Stakes at Grave
Fend-Record in pig iron production was
broken lust month-Buying orders wore
In abundance) on the opening of the stock
market and the hears made a wild scram?
ble for cover-Rothschild expresses opti.
mistlc views in regard to the outlook for
the American market-Sylvia Talbot
beats a lino lield of derby candidates on
the Harlem track nt Chicago?Mob of
Italians seize copper camp at Arizona, hiit
? cloudburst prevented ? a Crisis of the
etrlke-Constabulary In the Philippines
capture a noted outlaw.
POPE CELEBRATED MASS
AND IS FEELING WELL
fBy Associated Press.)
ROME. June 11.?This being tne feast
Of Cornus Christi, the Pope Insisted on
relebrutlng mass. Only the members of
his family and Intimate, friends were
admitted. This was an innovation, as the
pontiff seldom celebrates mass before
any number of people. After the cere?
mony, although ho was fatlguod, the Pon?
tiff repeated several times that he was
feeling perfectly well, and turned langh
ingy" to Dr. Lapponi, saying:
"I nm glad to see you; but 1 have no
need ot you.'*
WAS SWEPT BY
A Tide of Water Invades
THE MEN DRIVEN
FROM THEIR WORK
The Fires Extinguished and
Much Damage Done.
AWAY IN HENRICO
More than Two Inches of Rain in and
Around Richmond Within the Past
Twenty-four Hours?A Very
Little Rise In the
River Is An?
Something fast resembling a miniature
cloud-burst swept ovor Richmond and
Henrioo county yesterday afternoon,
causing c.-eeks and streams to leap far
beyond their normal confines, thereby
demolishing bridges, flooding certain dis?
tricts and otherwise causfng damage.
As a result of the sudden end unpre?
cedented rise In several sections con?
siderable loss Is reported, particularly
along a portion of the line of Shockoe
Creek. At the Richmond Locomotive
Works the water gradually crept into
several of th? departments of the great
plant, found its way Into the furnaces
and extinguished the fires; drove the
men pell-mell from their tools. , Seve?
ral of the shops had' to close entirely,
nnd In the case of the power-house dis?
tinct Injury? w-as done. A section of the
wall was wa-shed away and the switch?
board, with its many wires, was for a
time in imminent danger of toppling to
tho ground. Such a catastrophe would
have crippled the entire plant. The
actual damage to the works will prob?
ably amount to several thousand dol?
lars. About noon six employee of the
establishment fell headlong Into the
creek, but fortunately for them. It was
at a time -when tho water was not yet
roaring, even with Its banks, as It did
lster In tbe day. Had they delayed their
plunge, a bit Iofb of life, would have re?
Apart from the damage nt the Loco?
motive Works, the storm made Itself felt
In various other directions, particularly
In the washing away of bridges in the
county. The Southern Railway tracks
also suffered by the rains of yesterday
and those of the day before. So far as
could be ascertaine-d lsst night,, the pre?
cipitation was more local than other?
wise, and there is no cnuee for fear of
? James River overflow. No advices
have b*en received from Columbia, which
Is taken to Indicate that the water there
LUCE A CLOtTD-BURST.
The heavy rains seem to bo Richmond's
small hut sufficient share of the wide?
spread and devastating flood epidemic tn
the country that Is taking the lives of
hundreds of people and causing the loss
of millions, of money.
On Wednesday erenlng came what If
emphatically declnred by some to have
been a colud-biirst. at least when It touch?
ed certain portions of Henrlco. In this
city the rain fell in a steady and blinding
sheet, which caused w)de and muddy
streams to ripple ?long the very streets
and sidewalks for full half hour or more.
But In the country and In some neighbor?
ing sections it wns worse still. At Meadow
Station. In New Kent, on the Southern
road, a dangerous? washout occurred
straight In the pnth of ? train flying to
Richmond with a number of residents nf
this city aboard. The train was stopped in
time, but It was delayed for many hours,
not reaching Richmond until yesterday
morning. A relief party which set out
from Richmond, under Captain W,est. met
the flood on this side, nnd had to stop
at Jennings, in Henrlco county. At this
point is a trestle some ten or twelve feet
high. The water had reached the top
Gillie's Or.eek had never before been sc
high, say many persons, and Captain
West declares that It was a veritable
cloud-burst which let loose on the coun?
ty. His opinion Is shared by others. A
gentleman nt the Henrlco courthouse yes
(Contlnued on Second Pnge.L"
DECK THEIR GRAVES
Confederate Soldiers Who
Died at Camp Chase Are
??> Associated Tress.)
COLUMBIA. O., June 11.?The graves of
2,260 Confederate dead wore strewn with
flowers nt Camp Chase to-day ?/? the
presence of representative Sons and
Daughters of the Confederacy, and promi?
nent men who fought on the other side.
The services were held for the first time
air-1 Camp Chase under the auspices of
Robert B, Lee Chapter, Daughters of the
In answer to an appeal rocently issued
by deaerai Gordon, several dozen boxes
of magnolias and roses and wreaths made
of evergreen and moss arrived from
chapters in the South.
Governor Nssh, Rev. John Hewitt, an
ex-Confenerute officer; Oolonol W. H.
kiuuiBS and ??. a. Field, Hie minstrel,
were the principal speakers. The Gov?
ernoi, owing to slr-kness, spoke briefly,
but impressively. Ho carried a thought
that what we all should do now Is to
create and foster an affection for the
government as It now exists, and that
honoring the soldiers on both sides who
fought In the civil war was one of the
best ways to do this,
Town Under Martial Law
Which Is Being Enforced.
THE WITNESSES BRACE UP
Both They and the Jurors Are Encour?
aged to Face Their Duty, Knowing
They Will Be Protected?Dam?
aging Testimony Given.
(By Ataodattd ?r?i.)
JACKSON, KY., June U.-Puttlng the
town under martial law, with Provost
Marshal Longmire In charge, has created
consternation In some circles and relief
In others. The soldiers on guard and on
picket duty are authorised to make ar?
rests anywhere and take their prisoner?
before the grand Jury, and not before
the county Judge. The' presence of State
Inspector Hlnes also continues to be a
matter of respect, as well as of anxious
speculation. The closing of the "blind
tigers" end the vigilant patrol of the
troops to see that the closing orders of
the provost marshal are rigidly enforced
have stopped the random firing In and
about the town at night, and also have
made quite a difference during the day.
In tho town there Is a general impression
that Oovernor Beckham proposes to have
order In Jackson and let the law take its
course in Breathitt county.
BRACE THEM ALL TJP.
It was openly stated that B. I*. Bwin
would not have dared heretofore to have
told about being offered 15.000 If he would
not testify against the defendant. It ts
thought the Jurors as well as the wit?
nesses will have le?s fear In the dlcharge
of their duties. The soldiers ere disarm?
ing all whom they find with concealed
weapons, and are maintaining such or?
der and confidence as have not been
known here for pome time.
Miss Laura Rawllngs, a clerk, testi?
fied that she saw Jett come ot of tho
side door of the courthouse Just after the
shooting of Marcum, and Seldum Back
testified to the same thing.
Henry Hurst, Marcum's brother-in
law, was at the postonico at the time of
the shootlnj?, and he testified to what
he saw after he reached the courthouse.
In the cross-examination of Hurst,? the
defense onjeetefl to th?? reference to
Joseph Moore's statement'about poison?
ing prisoner?. The court took the ad?
mission of this evidence under advise?
Grannls Back, son of Judge Back, testi?
fied to seeing? Jett enter the courthouse
before the shooting.
S. S. Tatilbee testified to seeing Ewin
looking Into the courthouse while the
shooting was going on. and then run
down the street.
Later the court ruled that. Hurst could
testify.as to the conversation shout pois?
oning prisoners, but attorneys for the de?
fense withdrew the question, and the evi?
dence could not be entered. The conver?
sation was that Tom White was told by
Hurst that two men would give $2.000
each to have the-prisoners poisoned in
case of conviction, to guard against con?
Protection for Ewen.
By Associated Press.
LOUISVILLE, KY., June U.-A special
to the Evening Post from Jackson, Ky.,
Captain B. J. Ewen stated to-day bo
State Inspector Hlnes, who Is Governor
Beckham's representative here, that he
(Ewen) was offered five one thousand
dollar bills to testify in the Jett case;
that he was excited immediately after
the shooting, and did not remember
whether the man was Jett or not. For
his better protection Captain Ewen was
this morning taken to the military camp,
where ,he will be. guarded for the pres?
GOULDS NOT SEEKING
CONTROL OF PENSY
(By Associated Press.)
PITTSBURG. PA., June 11.?Joseph
Ramsey. Jr.. president of the Wabash
Railroad Company, who Is closely associ?
ated with the flnanacial Interests of the
Goulds, to-day made a general denial of
the reports from New York to the ef?
fect that tho Goulds are peeking control
of tho Pennsylvania and other railroads
BRITISH TO BUILD
RAILWAY IN CHINA
(By Ansoclutcd Pre??.)
PEKIN, June 11.?A decree waa Issued
to-day authorizing the construction of
Bhang; Hal-Nanltln Rnllroad, projected by
a British and Chinese corporation. The
railroad, which is to be completed In
five years, cannot he transferred to other
than British control. The Chinese Gov?
ernment guarantees a loan of 8,250,000 taels
at five per cent. Interest In connection
BRIDE SEVENTY AND
GROOM LITTLE YOUNGER
(Special to The 'limes-Dispatch.)
CHESTERTOWN, MD., June 11.?A
wedding that took place here last night
created a sensation. The bride is setventy
years of age, and the groom sixty years
old. Mrs. Sarah J. Willing, a respected
widow, was the bride,, and Mr, John G.
Morris, of Virginia, but formerly of this
county, is the groom. A serenade tvaa
given tlv? couple nfter the ceremony.
They left for a trip north.
UNABLE TO MARRY
(Special to The Time?,.Dispatch.)
ROCKVTLLE, MD., anno ll.-fieorge A.
Pearson, of Loudoun county, Va., visited
Itockvllle this morning for tho purpose of
obtaining a' license for the marriage of
himself und Miss Blanche Cummlngs.
also of Virginia. He gave his uge as
twpnty. nnd when Informed by Clerk
Dnw.son that without theussent of hla
parents the license could not be Issued,
be was disappointed.
CLAIRVOYANT FORETOLD MURDER
OF THE MONARCH OF SERVIA
KING ALEXANDER AND QUEEN DRAOA.
Left to Messrs. E. V. Valentine
and W. C. Noland.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Greatest Secrecy Observed by the Di?
rectors of the Association?Monu?
ment is Not Likely to Cost
More than 862,000.
The directors of .he Do?v1s Monument
Association decided last night to have Mr,
Edward V. Valentine, sculptor, and Mr,
William C. Noland. architect, both of this
city, submit a design for a memorial
to President Davis, which is to be sub?
ject to the approval of the directors of
The facts contained in the above sen?
tence are absolutely all that the board
would give out. Fifty questions of public
interest are at tho tip of one's tongue to
ask about, this new deal, but Hon. J.
Taylor Ellyson, a member of" the Ad?
visory Board, was given instructions by
the ladles of the board what to give to
the publlo, and the above was all he
could by any manner of means be Induced
to Eay. The ladles wore in session until
midnight, meeting at the residence of
Mr. Edgar D. Taylor, another member of
the Advisory Board. When the conclu?
sion was finally reached Mr. Ellyson
was asked to communicate so much as
seemed wise to the public through th*
press. ' :
ARE THET HEDGED ABOUT?
Whether Mr. Valentine and Mr. Nolarld
MR. W. C. NOLAND,
are hedged about at all is not known.
Mr. Ellyson would not even say whether
they wero given a money limit. It is rea?
sonable to Judge they were. The asso?
ciation lias to its credit a sum estimated
to be ?i?.OOO. It in not likely that the cost
of the memoria; la to exceed? this sum,
and moro than likely it will fall short of
it by ?10.?00. It is recalled that the ell
rectors pledgee! themsokfes to tho asso?
ciation meeting In New Orleans that the
cost of the memorial should not exceed
"Have the directors asked Messrs. Val
AND SAVED NEGRO
Criminal Had Been Strung
Up by a Mob, but Was
(By Aisociated Press.)
JOHNSON CITY, TENN., Juna 11.
Mrs. fsuao Poore. wife of a Washington
oounty farmer, was criminally at-iaultrd
late yesfei'd.'iy afternoon, by Adams Jack?
son, a Charlotte (N. 0 > negro. A r.ioh
pursued and caught hlin and had utriitig
him up when a deputy sheriff and nosse
arrived. The negro wne taken down in
response to appeals of. the posso. Ilo
confessed to bis crime, wns bound to
court and Is now In Jail at Jonesboro.
Mrs. Poore may die.
entine and Noi and to submit an arch, or
have they given these two talented gen?
tlemen carte blanche, the whole field of
art, from which to produoe a memorial
to President Davis?"
He Saith Not a Word.
Deponent certainly salth not a word.
It is not unlikely that the directors, hav?
ing Implicit confidence In the Judgment
and ability of Mesera. Valentine and No
land, have put on them no restriction? at
all as to the character of the monument
This would seem bo be the case, and yet
It would be no reflection on the estimate
of their ability if the ladles, desiring a
certain form of memorial, should, Indicate
Not a word was Raid about the alte. It
was. understood that, the whole question
MR. E. V. VALENTINE,
of memorial and site was to be opened
at this time. It Is probable that if this
particular feature of the question were
opened. It will wait for final disposal nt
that apparently unfixed time when Messrs.
Valentine and Noland submit their de?
sign for the approval ot the Board of
Prepared One Design.
Mr. Noland has been thinking quite se?
riously already on a memorial to Mr.
Davis. Some time ago he designed a
handsome marble structure for this pur?
pose and several Sundays ago it was
printed In The Tlmes-Dlspatch. attracting
Mr. Valentino was ono of the keenest
observers of the designs submitted by
tho various artists when the Gudebrod
suggestion won favor. He did not enter
tbe contest, rema1n/tng constant to a
"long standing mie of his." The selec?
tion of Mr. Valentine Is another expres?
sion of the high estimate put upon his
work. But recently ho was given the
commission by tho State to prepare a
aiatuo of Lee for the Statuary Hall,
The Morning Session.
The directors were In session nt tho
lefferson Hotel from enrly yesterday
'forenoon until 3 P. M., whon they ad?
journed for dinner.
Those present were: Mrs. S. T. MoCul
lougli! of Stntinton, the president of the
association, who Is being entertained In
Richmond by Mrs. J. Taylor Ellyson:
Mrai Rounsavillo, of Georgia, who Is
with Mrs. Edgar D. Taylor; Mrs. Gar?
land Jones, of North Carolina, and Mrs.
Cooler, of Florida, the guests of Mrs.
Norman V. Randolph; Mrs. James Y.
l.elgh, of Norfolk, who Is with Miss
Mamie Baughmnn, and Mrs. Augustin
Smith, of Charleston, S. C.
The members of tho central committee,
resident In Richmond are Mrs. N. V,
Randolph, Mrs. E. D. Taylor and Mrs.
B. A. Blenner.
HAS BEEN CAPTURED
(By Associated Press.)
MANILA, Juno 11.?The constabulary
yesterday captured in Rizal Province
Faustino Guillermo, tbe most famous out?
law In the Island of Luzon. Guillermo
approached .a detachment of constabu?
lary and offered the men a bribe to desert
and Join him. A .successful trap was
planned and Guillermo was made a pris?
oner. During and since ihn Insurrection
Guillermo l'as committed many murders
? G AMILY IS NOW
IN DIRE DISTRESS
Mrs. Alice Adams, who lives with her
fniir children at Fourth and Louisiana
Streets, Fulton, Is In great need. Her
husbatld died some time ago. Her two
larger children are ill of typhoid fever.
11 Is suld by reliable parties that hei)
need Is pressing.?
Richmond's Presiding Elder
to Go to R.-M. College.
PROF. BLACKWELL AGAIN
He is Elected President for a Year.
Resignation of Rev. B, F. Lipscomb
. . as Secretary and Treasurer
- - is Accepted.
At the annusi meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Institution, held yester?
day in Ashland, the Rev. R. H. Bennett,
presiding elder of the Richmond District,
was elected to succeed the late Rev. W.
E. Edwards. D. D., to the chair of moral
philosophy and Biblical literature at Ran
While so far as| Is known there Is no
definite information to that effect, It Is
believed by many of Mr. Bennett's friends
and associates in the ministry here that
he will accept the position. According to
all accounts, he is a man admirably,
nelapted to the work offered by the pro?
fessorship, and his associations with Ran
dolph-Macon, of which his father was at
one time the president, make htm pecu?
liarly fitted to labor successfully' there
himself. He Is a young man of fine at?
tainments a.nd culture, end would mnko
a worthy successor " to tho late distin?
guished occupant of the chnlr.
The acceptance of the position, how?
ever, would remove Mr. Bennett from
the presiding eldership of the Richmond
District, to which he has so recently been
appointed, Tills would ' be a source of
regret to his many friends here. If he
accepts, he will probably continue on the
district until the next conference, which
meets in November.
DR. BLACKWELL RE-ELECTED.
Another important matter transacted' by
the board was the re-election of Professor
R. E. Blackwell as president for another
year. The resignation of the Rev. B. F.
Lipscomb as secretary and treasurer of
the college was received and accepted, to
tnke effect at the ne,xt' conference. Tho
position was left, vacant, to be filled at
a meeting of the board to be held in
Charlottesvllle in November. There ap?
pears at this time to he a strong proba,
bllity that the Rev. James A. Duncan, D.
D., will bo chosen successor to Mr. Lips?
comb. He is understood to have very
powerful support In the board.
The hoard conferred the degree of D.
D. upon the Rev. James Cannon, Jr.,
of Blackstone, Va., H.nd also upon the
Rev, David Bush, of Baltimore,
A new plan with reference to meetings
of the trustees wns adopted this year.
During a portion of the time there were
held executive sessions, of which no re?
port was made public.
TO MEET TO-DAY
No Decisive Action ?? the
Present Trouble Ex?
Division No. 1?2. of the Street Railway
employ?s, will hold its regular weekly
meetings to-diey?one in ihn forenoon, unit
the other In the evening?ul Smith's Hull,
North Fifth Street. It is probable, that
the committee, consisting of President
Grlggu, General Organizer Qrr, Messrs,
Bedford, DeForrost ami Cleaton, may
innkei ?? report as to the status of their
work In the effort to effect an agreement
between the company and Its employes,
but it Is not expected that any final re?
port will be mini,?.
The committee will In all probability be
continued, with full poweie to d? what?
ever they may deem best, and when any?
thing tangible has been decided on, or
when It has been determined that all re?
sources have been exhausted; a report
and recommendation will be made. The
men are still hopeful of some agreement
that will prove, mutually satisfactory to
the employes a tul company.
Was Killed Instantly,
(By Associateli Presi.)
CHARLESTON. S. C? June 11.-A spe?
cial to' the News and- Courier from
Beaufort, S. C, says George Lehman, an
elderly Norwegian, assistant lighthouse
keeper, Who has been in. the service thirty
years, fell from the scaffolding platform
of Tower Range Light of the Paria Ulaud
Kb'I;lucutiti yesterday ?uui ???,? l?iIl-iii.
Warning Sent to the King
Was All in Vain.
Alexander and His Queert
Murdered by Army.
NEW KING MEMBER
OP AN OLD DYNASTY
News Shocks All Europe? and Possibili?
ties of Great Disorders Ue In the
Bloody Act that Ended the
Reign of the Most Prof?
ligate Prince In
CBpedal to Th? Zhoes-Dlfpet?hJ1
(By W. T. Stead. Copyright. ?OSO
LONDON, June 11.?The massasse ?fc
the last of the Obrenovltches? on the)
thirty-fifth anniversary of the 'aseasstw
nation of the founders of tho dynasts;
recalls the blody tragedy which closed
the Nebelungen line. No such hola*
caust has taken place In any royal palace
since the dark ages.
King Alexander might have been pop-?
ular. He was not without ability, ' bu<
he made his first false step when ha
married a woman of 'Indifferent reputa?.
tlon, who wee did enough to . be hla
mother, and who was not able to fulfill
the first and indispensable duty of m
Queen, in producing an heir to the throne.
He made hla second blunder when he
suspend the Constitution of ' Servia,
this spring, and he made hie third and
fatal error when he allowed It to be be?
lieved that he favored the recognition'
of his brother-in-law as heir . apparent,
I leave the discussion of the politica/
situation to put on record the remark?
able fact that the assassination of th? i
King wae foreseen by a clairvoyant; who.
was my guest as far back as Friday,
March 20th. of this year. This story,
with which all London Is ringing to-day,
is quite true nhd Is amply authenticated,.
On the 20th of March I invited a num.
ber of guests to my house to dlno and
witness some experiments in psyohome
try. A simple, unread Yorkshire woman,
Mrs. Burchell, was the clairvoyant. The
experiments at first were utterly unsuc?
cessful. At last a Servian gentleman
present, whose nationality was unknown
to the clairvoyant, handed King Alex
der's photograph to. her. Mrs. Burchell?
did not open the paper on which tha
name appeared, but when her hand*
touched it she exclaimed: ''This belong?
to royalty," and . then, in great agita,
tlon, "terrible, terrible." Then she col?
lected herself and said: "It Is a bloody
scene I look on. There is murder being
done. I see the Interior of a palace.
There are a King and a Queen. They
are together slone. The men and sol?
diers burst Into the room and attack
"They kill the King. He Is dead, and
tho Queen, Ohi how she cries for mercy
and bpgs for her life. But I fear fo*
her. I onnnot see whether she escapea
or not. The King, he is killed. Oh: it la
Only the Servian gentleman and my?
self knew that the sheet of paper bora
the King of Servla's signature. As foi
th,e clairvoyant, I doubt very much
whether she knows wh?ro Servia Is o?,
that such a monarch as Alexander ex?
After the party broke up my Servian
guest reported to Mljatovltch, the Ser?
vian Minister, what the clairvoyant salrt.
Mljatovltch enmn down to see me foi'
confirmation. ? repeated to him exact-?
ly as possible what had taken place.
lie went home nnd wrote an urgent
private dispatch to King Alexander,
warning him and begging him to be on
his guard, not only when he went abroad,
but especially against any attack thai
might he mado on him In the palace.
The wnrnlpg was in vain. The King
and Queen wore assassinated in their?
palace, as the clairvoyant had foreseen
three months before.
Of the absolute truth of this I cart
vouch on my own knowledge. So can
all my other guests, The evidence of
the Ren-Inn Minister Is conclusive con?
firmation as to Hie. prediction and Ita
BLOODY END OF A
(Bjr ARKorliitmi Pre??,)
BELGRADE, SUR VIA. June ii.-A mil?
itary revolution broke out here last night.
The troops, who revolted under th? lend,
ershlp of Major Anglkovlcs, surrounded
the palace, assassinated Kins Alexander,
Queen Draga, the latter's sitter, tha
Queen's brother. Nlkodem; Premier
Murkoviteli, Ministers Pelfovitcli und,
Tudorovlcs, General Puvlovitch. the fin,
mer minister of war. and some of tha,
members of the royal guard.
Prince Knrageorgevlteh was proclaimed.
A new government was formed and th*
following proclamation was issued:
"To the Servian People:
"Last night the King and Queen were
shot. In this grave and fateful moment;
friends of tha Fatherland have cimhlr*><i
to form a nev.? government. Will?? the
government makes this announcement:
to tho people, If Is convinced that the
Servian people will gather roand It an<t
lend It their nld to maintain order arid
security throughout the land.
"The government' hereby makes knnwri
iliot from to-day the constitution of
April e, ioni, comes In force. A masting
of the national raorejeniatlyg,?, iiiesoivw^