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Roberts - Wilkinson Nuptials
Early This Morning.
CITY COUNCIL TO MEET
To Give Expression On the Strike Sit?
uation?Rocky Ridgers to Walk.
, Manchester Iluree.il Tlmes-DlFpnlclvl ?
No. r,02'lluil Street. (
Mr. Alexander ?, Roberts and Miss
Rosa Lee Wilkinson will be mnrrlod
? I. the residenci! of the- bride's parents,
No. 217 West Sixth Street, at 7:30 this
morning, by Rev. R, M- Chandler, pastor
of Central Methodist Church. '
Mrs. Belilo Harrison will piny the wed?
ding march; Mr. Wllkle (!. Freeman will
net ns best man, nnd Miss Eva Robertson
?s mnid of honor, nnd Messrs. l'hlllp T.
Stono and George B. Davidson will net as
The groom, Is nn employe of tho South?
ern Railway, holding the position of night
foreman ot tho machino shops, nnd Is
very popular nmong his many friends,
The brido is ? daughter of Mr. J. E. Wil?
kinson, nnd Is very pretty nnel nccom
3>IIshed. Mr. nnd Mrs. Roberts will leave
?in Mm 8:40 train for nn extended tour
JOINT MEETINGS, ?
Tho City Council will ?clvVe expression
of its sentiments In reference to the
strike, at a joint meeting In the Council
chamber to-night. The meeting was sug?
gested by Aldermen J. W. Barrett, who
circulated a petition among tho Council
A public mooting will also be held In
Lender Hall to-night for the purpose of
adopting resolutions concerning the
strike. And citizens nre rerjuestcd to be
At tho meeting of Rocky Ridge Council
last night, a!! members wem enjoined
against riding on the street cars until the
strike was settled. 'No fine wns attached
to the ndmonitloii, but It Is felt hy the
members Hint nil will observe the rule.
Mr, G. R. Williams, of Tnllndogn, AIn.,
nnd Miss Katharina Hnlrd will bo mar?
ried In Mende Memorial Church at d
o'clock to-morrow evening by the Hoc,
Miss Hnlrd Is the daughter If Mr. nnd
Mrs. James S. Balrd, She will be ?own?
ed In white silk, with point d'esprit and
Fittiti ribbons, over laco petticoat. The
veil will bo caught with a handsome dia?
mond nnd pearl sunburst, present from
the groom. Tho decorations In the church
will be white and green.
Miss Lillian May Balrd, of Washington,
pister of tho bride, will be the maid of
honor. Sho will wenr white chiffon, lace
trimming and satin ribbon sash. The
bridesmaids will be Miss Elizabeth Wil?
liams, of Tallmiega; Miss Lula Ralrd,
Miss Clara O'Brien nnd Miss Premio
Owens. The ushers will bo Messrs. D. P.
Woody, George Witte. Henry Jndue. Rob?
ert Topham, Douglas Beatile and Dannlo
After the ceremony the couple will go
on a western and southern trip and will
be at homo In Talladega about tho mid?
dle of July.
The ten-months-old non of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley p, Ford, of No. 371.0 PowhaUin
htreet, wns burled yesterday afternoon at
4 e\clock, In Mnury Cemetery. The child
died Sunday morning. Rev. ?. C. Berry
man conducted the services.
Mayor Maurice will hear the ease of W.
!RT .'<<?";-;, charged with allowing a vicious
( . ? run at large.
.rft the next meeting of the Council, Mr.
Rudd will endeavor to have action token
on his proposed dog ordlnnnce.
PERSONAL AND NOTES.
An Ice-cream feast will bo given hy the
Indies of Clopton-Street Church on the
church lawn to-night.
The ,'inniM basket picnic of Stockton
Street Church, has been declared oft for
Rov. Asa Drlscoll will spend his voca?
tion in Charlotte county.
Miss Bealo Fahr has returned from
Newport. Tenn., Improved in health.
Miss Mabel Winn, of Liinenburg, who
has been visiting the family of Mr. J. ?
Abbott, has returned to her home.
Mr. Newton Acquires Lots Next First
A deed of trust recorded In the Chan?
cery Court yesterday for the transfer
of property just east of the First Na?
tional Bank from -Mary Elizabeth War?
wick, widow of James Warwick to
Ctorles U. Williams, trustee for VlrglnlUs
Sf?JVA'ton. The consideration Is ?37,S00.
*\A deed of transfer was nlso recorded
In this court conveying brick residenco,
No. Ifjon Grove Avenue, from Kate Qold
baoh to John F. Jacob. The price was
The S. T. Morgan Sold.
The S. T. Morgan, steamer of the Vir?
ginia-Carolina Chemical Company, has
been sold. This ship was built expressly
for tho Chemical Company as a freight?
er between this port and Charleston, S,
C. Slnco tlio partial destruction hy fire
of the plant of the Richmond Chemical
Works, a manufacturing branch of the
company, tho need of a steamer has been
greatly reduced. The first officer of the
Morgan was Captain D. J, Anthony, o?
We have all styles of Bathing
Suits for Men, New Goods and
New Designs?Cotton> Wool
and Silk, and Merino?$1.00 to
We can supply your wants
in the finest Imported Bath
Towels, Shirts and Drawers,
for all days.
Sox for Low Shoes.
Leather Belts 50c, $1, $1,50.
Constable oc Co.,
Successors to ,
I hove hnm tilling ??*p*ret* for ????t??1?, ?lib
which I Imvn Inn, ?ftllct'il (or ovsr twenty y*nr?,
?ml ltin bajt talk L'MCkreti li?v?i slrnn m? more
relief than ?ny ether r*m*arj hum ?ver tri?d. 1
fhull CiTtMnly r'comrnfnrt llifin to my friend! M
being all tliey are rcprctented."
Thou. Otller-l, Elcln, 111.
? -^^ym- The Bowela j*
, Pleaianl, Palatable. Pot(?nt,T??t? Good, Do florid,
KoTertjlckon. Weaken ?rtlrlpe, 10c, Mc.SOc. Nnrr-r
?old in bulk. The gennlnu tablet ?tamped ouu,
Quaranteeil to cure or your money back. '
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or H.Y. 597
ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION BOXES
Startling Testimony Adduced
Before the Select Investi?
(By AuFwInted Presa.)
SCRANTON. ??.. Juno 22.'?Startling
testimony was produced to-day before th?
select Council Investigating Committee,
which met to examine. Into the charges
of bribery made by nx-Connty Surveyor
George 13. Stevenson In relation to the
defeat of the Dalton Street Railway
franchise ordinance In Council last Thurs?
W. P. Hob-mil, one of the promoters of
Ule- Dalton Street. Railway Company, tes?
tified that Select Councilman Davis B.
Evans, of the North Ward, demanded of
him In tho presence of Mr. Stevenson ?S00
for himself and 1VX) tor each of the ton
This testimony was corroborated by Air.
Stevenson. Both men testified that Evans
threatened that unless the money was
forthcoming immediately In gold tho ordi?
nance would be either amended to death
The ordinance was loaded down with
Impossible amendments and the quorum
CHIPS AS SHORTSTOP
Unique Ball Game at Broad-Street Park
Unless the strike? prevents, one. of
the most unique and entertaining of ball
games will be. played at Broad-Streot
Park Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
The contest will ha between the mem?
bers of the: Bijou Comedy Company, now
at the Bijou, und Donati'? Dandies, T),e
actors will appear In the costumo they
have worn at tho theatre nnd will be
old, familiar figures. Chips will be
sliortstop, and Otis Harlan will play at
first base. Dan Marble will pitch, and
It Is said he can do great work In the
box-, Otis Harlan used to play on a
champion club a long timo ago, and he
says he can hit any pitcher that eemes
down the pike. Professor Nichols, who
plays the plano as well. If not better,
than Max Hoffman, used to do, will be
In right field, and the girls of the com?
pany will distribute programmes and
bouquets In tho grand stand.
Messrs. Wells and McKee will be the
umpire, and the line-up will be:
Catcher. Meeks; pitcher, Marble; short
stop. Chips; first base. Harlan; second
base. Hood: third h^?%. Johnson; left
fleia Bode: center field, Hall; right field,
Nlckols. Substltutes-Andrada and Hart.
St. Andrew's Sunday School Will Spend
To-Day at Beach Park.
There Is no strike at Beach Park, ex?
cept tho striking of the waves against
the pillars of the big board walk, and
many people nre taking advantage of tbo
opportunity to go down to that beautiful
resort while tho strike trouble Is on.
Venaule-Street Sunday-school children
nnd their parents spent a happy day' at
West Point yesterday, nnd a large num?
ber of children and ladles -will go with
St. Andrew's Church to-day.
The board walk, the merry-go-rounds
nnd tbo other attractions will be taken
possession of by the Third Christian
Church to-morrow, and In the meantime
the regular Beach Park special will be
run every day.
Refused to Annul Metropolitan Stree
(By Associated Press.!
NEW YORK, June 22.-Justlce Scott, In
the Supreme Court to-day. dismissed the
suit brought by lsldor Wormster to an?
nul the lease of the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company to tlio Interurban
Street Railway Company. The judge said
thnt the granting of the decree would
result in confusion and loss to the stock?
holders; that the lease was legally exe?
cuted, and an overwhelming proportion
of the stockholders had consented to
It; that he was unable to find any fraud
or intentional moral wrong-doing, or that
William C. Whitney ,or Mr. Rynn, gained
nny advantages over the stockholders
except such us they wero entitled to by
their larger holdings of stock.
? The evidence showed, he declared, that
It would have cost. Iho Metropallton Com?
pany more to raise the funds It needed
by any other method thnn by the lease.
WEDDING IN NORFOLK
Mr. Sternhelmer, of this City: to Marry
Miss Margolins, ofthat Utty.
Mr. Isaac L. Steriilielmor, of this city,
nnd Miss Hannah Margolins,' ot Norfolk,
will ?bn married at S o'clock to-morrow
evening In the Norfolk synagogue, by
Rabbi Cohen. Tho groom-elect Is a son
of tho late Lewis Sternhelmer and Is a
nephew of Mr. Isaac eld, deputy city
treasurer. Miss Margolins Is tho daughter
or Mr. and Mrs, Rolph Margolins, of
Norfolk. Mr. Preel Steniliolmer. of this
city, brother ot the groom, will act as
Guests will be present from Syracuse,
Rochester, Atlanta, Blrmlnghum and New
RICHMOND BOY GETS
Mr. Leroy S. Edwards, Jr.. ? ? alumnus
of Rnndolph-Macon College and a recent
graduate of the Webb Naval School, ot
Now York, has passed an examination
before the Naval Board held recently In
the Brooklyn navy yard, nnd has been
assigned to duty In the engineering de
nu riment at Nowport News.
Mr. Edwards is a son of the lata Leroy
S .EdwAt'ds, who for many years was a
principal In the public, schools ot Rich?
Diaz Chosen Again.
(By Associated Press.)
MI'/XICO CITY, June 22.? The National
Liberal Convention to-day placed In tho
hands of General Diaz, tho nomination
for the presidency for iho coming term.
The spokesman, Qabrlal Manier, made
the presentation, and dwelt on hopes
placed by the country on General Diaz.
The president In reply said that It Is tha
duty, of ?very cltl'/.en to serve his country
for as lontj and lu as many posts as hie
fellow eltlzona may desire.
Dr. Tudor in Pennsylvania.
(Special to The Thnes-Dispntch.)
LOCK UAV JON. PA., June 22.?Tho Rev,
pi, Tudor, of Richmond, Va., preached
the baccalaureate sermon ut the Central
State Normal School here la&t night.
Northern Mob Wreaks Fear?
ful Vengeance on Negro.
CONFESSED THE CRIME
Mob of Four Thousand, in Spite of
Hall of Bullets Battered Their Way,
Into Jail and Took Prisoner
(Br Assecletdil Tress.)
WILMINGTON. DEL., June 22.-A
northern mob, led by a Virginian, burn?
ed a negro nt tho stake to-night within
a few miles of Mason and Dlxon's line.
Tho victim was George K. Whito, a
negro, Just out of the working house,
who confessed to having feloniously as?
saulted and stabbed to eleath Miss Helen
S. Bishop, the seventeen-year-old daugh?
ter of the Rev. Dr. E. A. Bishop. The
crime wns committed last Monelay after?
noon, and evolf since then there have
been muttering?) ot lynching tho msn.
An effort was mnde last night to got
While, but It failed. To-night, however.
as a result ot the law's slowness, and
much agitation on the part of those who
cried for ?vengeance, a mob that was
estimated at four thousand men nnd boys,
gathereel In tho neighborhood of Prlco'e
Corner, four miles from here. They came
from everywhere, Including Wilmington.
Last night's lack of a leader was sup?
plied by a Virginian, whose Identity In
the confusion and excitement could not
1)0 learned. The police of Wilmington and
the constables tried to disperse the grerx
Ing crowd, but without avail. Jt was evi?
dent that hundreds came frorrT"mere cu?
riosity, but once In the mpb they became
inflamed with the spirit pervading tho
throng and then actively Joined It.
DID WORK WELL.
The real leaders wero few In number,
but they did their work well. It was af?
ter 10 o'clock when the march to the
workhouse, a mile away, was taken up.
The chief warden of the workhouse and
his guards, who havo been on-almost con
slant duty slnco the negro was landed
In the prison, had been warned of the
comln? of the mob, and prepared to de?
fend the man at all costs. Armeel with
pistols, shotguns and other weapons, the
mob soon reached the Jail.
A battery of railroad tires soon carried
away the great outer door ot the work?
house. What was going on inside the
lock-up was not known to the mob, nor
did It ?seem to care. Tho second, third
and fourth doors were battered down by
the forwnrd lenders In the attacking
pa rty, amid the yells and cheers of those
who were pressing forward from the rear.
HAIL OF BULLETS.
Then the would-be lynchers were mo?
mentarily halted by a hall of bullets from
the Inside. A great howl went up from
the leaders, but they were pressed for?
ward by those In the rear. More shots
were fired, and thero was a scramble to
get out, but the braver ones in the at?
tacking party stood their ground. In the
fusilada that followed four persons fell,
all members of the mob. They were
qi.'lckly carried to the rear. Three of the
wounded were men and the other a boy.
Nono of them In tho confusion could bA
Identified except the boy, who Is said to
be Peter Smith, aged seventeen years.
It was evident that the warden did not
wish to slaughter the mob In tho prison
ccrrldor. so ho directed that tl-e fire hose
be turned on the crowd. This also held
tho mob for a time, but not for long. A
general crash was made, the guards were
brushed aside, and a man hunt In the Jail
was mado for the negro. There are many
negroes confined In the prison, but with
tho aid of a man who knew White ho
was quickly found. The cell doors wero
quickly battered open, and the cowering
accused man, begging for mercy, was
dragged from the cell and the prison.
GREAT CHEER SENT UP.
Wheti. the crowd outside heard that suc?
cess had crowned the efforts of tho lynch
crs a great cheer was set up. Attempts
wero made to shoot White on the spot,
but tho leaders of tho crowd would have
nothing but his life at the stake. Resist?
ance on the part of the negro was useless,
but his hands were tied behind htm. Then
tho march to the place of execution. Just
ns though It were a march to the gallows
in a prison, wns taken up.
It then beenmo evident that a plan of
execution hnd been . previously arranged,
With torches to lead the way, and with
four thousand persons following the ne?
gro, he was led to the rood and to almost
tho very1 spot where the assault took
? White was given a last chance to speak,
and he confessed to the murder of tho
girl. A Btake had been arranged by an
ndvance guard. White was quickly
chained to the post and the dry under?
brush soaked with oil, which wns Ig?
nited, and the horrible execution was on.
White, suffering Intense agony, fainted,
and his body hung limp. Bullets wero
fired into his body, und the victim of tho
mob was soon dead,
DELAY WAS THE CAUSE.
Satisfied with tho night's work most of
tho lynchers Immediately left the neigh?
borhood, many of them fearing arrest.
However, a largo number o? persons
loitered at the scene awaiting develop?
The failure of tho County Court to
give Whito a speedy trial Is lit" a great
measure responsible for to-night's trag?
edy. The citizens of ' Wilmington and
those In the vicinity of the scene of the
crime wanted nn immediate trial, and
Attorney-General H. H. Ward laid the
matter before the court on Thursday with
that end In view. The court, however,
did not consider haste expedient, and the
trial was set for tho Septomber torni of
the court. With this decision of the
court tho murmurlngs of mob violence
became louder, and the Indignation of the
people grew hourly. Sundny night two
small crowds gatliered In the iviclnity o*
Positively cured by tliese
They also relieve Diitrcssfrotn TJyspep?la,
indigestion and Too I fearty Eating. ? pet
i'ect remedy for Diwincss, ??aiisea, Bron-si
less, Dad Taste in th? Mouth, Coated Tongue
Pain in tlio Side, TORI'II; LIVER. Tfccy
Regulate thc Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
Small Pill, Small Doso?
the Jail, but they wero Roon dispersed.
The coroner's Inquest was held to-day,
but tho authorities foaming thai Inarm
would befall tho negro, he wan WtHll.cn
from the workhouse, and tho Inquest was
proe.fe'lod with without his presence. The
Verdict of the Jury was that Miss Rlshop
came to her death "from the effects oflfin
assault committed upon her hy one George
White, a negro."
Tho erlmo for which White was lynched
was ono of the most revolting In the
criminal nnnals of Delaware. The vic?
tim. Miss Helen 8. Bishop, daughter of
Rev. B. A. Bishop, D. D., superinten?
dent of tho Ferris Industrial School,
would have been eighteen years old next
October. Sho wns a student of the Wil?
mington High School, nnd was on her
way home from the school last Mon?
day afternoon when she was attacked.
The Industrial School, which Is four
miles from here, where her parents maele
their home. Is about three-quarters of
a mile from Price's Corner, where the
girl usually left the trolley car when
she came to school.
Lato Monday nftornoon a. farmer work?
ing In the field saw a young woman
stagger antl fall In the road. She got
up and fell ngaln, and then she tried to
crawl. The farmer nnd his sons went
to her assistance, but* when they reached
tho girl she was lying unconscious in
the road. They found her to he Miss
Sho had three ugly gashes In her throat,
hftr body was badly scratched and lier
clothing wns torn in mnny places. In ono
hand she clutched a small penknife which
she used at school In sharpening pencils.
There viijs every evidence that Miss
Bishop hn?.? 'nado a desperate resistance
In defense of V->r; honor and her life. Tho
wounded girl wa??? taken home and died
the next afternoon without regaining con?
Tho entire neighborhood was almost In?
stantly, aroused and a. man hunt wns Im?
mediately instituted. Suspicion was soon
fastened on George F. Wliltn, a negro
just out of the workhouse, who wns en?
gaged as a laborer on tho farm of Ed?
ward Wocfdward, near the scene of the
assault. White was found In bed that
same njght, and when taken Into cus?
tody denied all knowledge of the crlmo.
He was Identified by several persons, who
said thny saw him In the vicinity of tho
scene of the crime. A knlte which Mr.
Woodward said belonged to him was
found where tho girl was assaulted. White
was brought to Wilmington, but Inter wns
transferred to the county workhouse,
whero the police officials thought ho
would bo safo from mob violence.
M'COYS ON THE WARPATH
They Raid a Mining Town and Attack
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ROANOKE, VA-, June ?2.-? party of
mountaineers, led by Floyd McCoy, a
member of the McCoy-Hatfleld feudlsts,
went to the mining town of Keystone,
McDowell county, W. Va., last night and
tcok the law Into their own hands. Their
action was resented by John Reynolds,
an employe of a brewery. McCoy's crowd
crossed the railroad and opened fire on
Reynolds. A large crowd gathered nnel
the entire police went in pursuit. McCoy
retreated four hundred yards, took his
stand and opened'fire on the officers and
a pitched battle raged In the darkness.
One of McCoy's men was killed and an?
other fatally wounded, others being also
Injured. Tho police escaped injury. Tho
McCoy crowd escaped to the mountains,
tnking their dead and wounded with
them. The nnmes are unknown. Great
Tho McCoys have not been on tho war?
path for several 3'ears. The Hatflelds
live In an adjoining county.
IN FEARFUL GUISE
(By Associated Press.)
TAMAQUA. PA.. June 22.?As a result
of two disasters, which followed close
upon one another in the No. 4 and No. 8
collieries of the Lehlgh Coal and Naviga?
tion Company, in the Panther Creek Val?
ley, three men are dead, one is dying
and five others are seriously Injured.
'Late last night while a force of men
was fighting a mine fire thc action of
the water on tho burning coal and rock
generated a large body of steam, which
swept down the gangway, scalding a par
tv of seven men. who wero manning the
fire hose. Daniel Lewis, of Lunsford,
a miner, and John Forngel, of No. 4, have
since died from their injuries. Richard
West, of Coaldalc, and John Black, of
Summit Hill, mine bosses, and Fritz Le
bach, John Vettlck and Joseph Parker,
laborers, o? Lansford, are seriously in?
(By Associated Trees.)
' WASHINGTON, D. C, June 23.?The
Post to-morrow will say that among the
matters which Fourth Assistant Post?
master-General Bristow Is Investigating
Is the purchase from a California com?
pany, the Postal Device nnd Improve?
ment Company, of some 17,000 letter-box
devices for indicating tho hours of col?
lection of mail, tho invention, it is
stated, of the postmaster at San Fran?
cisco. It Is said that 7.000 of theso de?
vices were originally ordered at a cost
of $4 or more each, or a profit of 100
por cent, on cost, and the allegation is
made that a further order of 10,000 more
was placed, notwithstanding tho original
7,000 devices were not used, but were
reposing In a storehouse.
The company controlling tho device
was largely mado up of California pos?
tal employes, and tho Post will say that
It Is Informed ex-Representative Loud,
of California, former chairman of tho
House Postonico Committee, took nn
activo part In their behalf and wrote
several letters urging the device on tho
department, and in ono of them said It
would ho an accommodation to him If
the matter was attended to.
ONLY FOR CONSTITUENTS.
After tho compnny had difficulty In
securing Its money for the device Mr.
Loud, the Post will say, "appeared at
the department In Its heltflf, but spe?
cifically disclaimed nny (?f.orest In tho
company other than as it was composed
of his constituents. Ho took Iho ground
that whatever tho necessity, or lack of
necessity, for the device, constituents
of his hnd secured tlio contract and fur?
nished the articles called for. There?
fore he believed they should be paid as
the government stipulated to pay them.
During his recent visit to this city Mr.
Loud, on certain of his visits to the de?
partment, took up some of these unpaid
bills, ninklng It plain, however, that ho
appeared only In behalf of constituents
and not us one financially Interested In
The allegation was made, the Post
will say, .jthat $45,000 of tho deficiency
of $105,000 In the free-delivery service
with whloh Mr. Machen Is charged was
due to purchases of the dovjee In ques?
tion, but at tho Postonico Department
this was denied and tho statopient mado
that while tho matter was under inves?
tigation the complaint might have been
reactionary anil intended agolnst the In?
vestigation. Complaints also lised beon
mac?e, It was stated, that at tho Instance
of Mr. Loud the rolls at the presidio hart
been padded with postal employes, but
at the Postonico Department they worn
without any knowledge of such a thing,
ono way or the other. An effort was
made to got a statement from Mr.
Machen on the subject, but ho declined
to either affirm or deny tho reports.
Dashed Down a 4-MIle Grade
Leaving Death In Wake.
DWELLING IS DEMOLISHED
Four People Killed, Eight Injured and a
Mass of Debris Fifty Feet High
Made by Wreck?Tho Speed
(By Associated Press.)
SPOKANE. WASH., June 22.?On the
Spokane Falls and Northern Railroad,
? short distance from tho center of tho
city, a run nwny train of sixty cars,
loaded with coal without an engine rush?
ed four miles down grade through town
to-day, demolishing a dwelling bouse,
wrecking the Crystal Lfttlndry, killing
nt lcnst four people, Injuring eight othem
nnd piling up a tangled mass of dobrls
nearly fifty feet high. The dead:
WILLIAM THOMAS, a working man.
ELMER 9LEE, aged nlrw.
TWO UNIDENTIFIED MEN.
The train began to slip while standing
on a. heavy grade nnd soon gained terrific
speed. An empty box car In which W. II.
Thomas and nn unknown tramp wero
sleeping was first struck and demolished,
both m/in being killed. The the train
crossed the street, ran over a j-ock pile
and crnsheel Into a six-room dwelling 300
feet from the track, occupied by the fami?
lies of John Slee and Mrs. Meyer. Tho
house was smashed Into kindling wool.
Two hundred feet further on the frame
building occupied by tho Crystal Steam
Laundry was struck and wrecked, and
the force of tbe train was spent. Nino
peoplo were sleeping In tho Sleo house.
James Slee, the father, was pulled out
of the ruins practically unlnlured. The
dead body of his son, Elmer, wan found
nearby. Another son, Clareinco, and tho
baby were Injured, and were talten tc
the hospital. Of the three children of Mrs.
Meyer, who wero sleeping in tho houso,
only one was Injured.
FOUR LIVES LOST
IN A FREIGHT WRECK
(By Associated Press.)
RAWLINS, WTS., Juno 22.?Three train?
men and ono tramp were killed in a
freight wreck four miles east of here
to-day. Elgrht freight cars broke, loose In
the Rawllns yard, and after running
down grado for four miles, crnBhevd into
the freight train on which the victims
NORTH SHORE ACCIDENT ;
x TWO PERSONS KILLED
03y Associated Press.)
SAN (FRANCISCO, CAL., June 22.
An accident occurred on the North Shore
Railway In which two persons were killed
and a score more or loss severely hurt.
ANTON ROMAN, founder ot the Over?
?. M. KIRK, San Francisco.
The passenger coach loft the rails and
rolled down an embankment of twelve
A QUARTETTE KILLED: ~
TWO OF THEM UNKNOWN
(By Associated Press.)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., June 22.? Tn
a wreck of two Missouri Paclflo freight
trains, which occurred/ at Cole Junction,
five miles west of this city, lost night,
four men wero killed and ono danger?
ously injured. Tho dead aro:
FIREMAN MIKE DUVAL.
CBRAKEMAN WILLIAM ATKINSON,
And two unknown men, supposed to bo
DR. SMITH CANT COME
Sends Word that He Would Be Unable
at this Timet o Consider a Gall.
To the great disappointment of the en?
tire congregation, It wns learned Sun?
day that the Rov. Egbert W. Smith,'
D. D., of Greensboro, N. C, .has com?
municated with the Pulpit Committee
of the First Presbytorlnn Churph. of
this city, to the effect that for two or
three vears to como ho could not consider
a call" to Richmond. In view off this
lettor the congregational meeting called
for Sunday morning, nt which time Dr.
Smith was to bo chosen successor to Dr.
Kerr. was Indefinitely postponed.
At this time. Dr.. Smith Is conducting a
most Important work in G'reensboro. in?
cluding the erection off a great Sunday
school. Doubts wero felt all along as
to his willingness to leave this work at
this time, nnd his letter confirms this
belief. fitlll much disappointment is
felt by tho Richmond congregation which
seeme'el practically nnnnlmous In its de?
sire to secure his services.
No definite decision has been reached
yet by Ilio peoplo of tho First Church,
hut It' looks much ns if they will have to
call some other man, at least for the pres?
ent ? member of the Pulpit Committee
stated last night, however, that they
have not surrendered all hope of get?
ting tho popular North Carolina pas?
Wll.LIAI-1 AND MARY
Baccalaureate Services and Celebration
of the Philomathean Literary Society.
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WILLLUISRDRO. VA? Juno 22.? The
two hundred and tenth session of Wil?
liam and Mary Cp'lege chines next Thurs- 1
day. Tho commencement exercises be?
gan yesterday morning with tho bacca
laureata sermon delivered by Dr. R. 1).
Smart, of Epworlh Mothodist Church,
Norfolk, . .,?
Dr. Smart spoke on tho "Personality of
Christ," taking his text from the ltith
chapter Ot the Gospol of St. Matthew.
Tho sermon was a remarkably able one
and was listened to with rapt attention.
Twenty-five Cents Properly Invested
Does More Good Than $600 Spei t
for Medicines and Doctors' Bills.
Thoro Is nothing that so utterly dis?
courages a man aa a disordered stomach.
Ilo cannot possibly comprehend that a few
doses of Ihe right medicino will put htm
ou tho high road to a complota recon'ory,
Mr. Samuel Bayer, of Folsom. Iowa, says:
"After doctoring about twelve years iuul
spomllng nearly ?i?O for medicino and
doctors' feos, I purchased for my wife
? box of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets, which did lieu? so much
good that she continued to uoe them, and
thoy havo done hot? more good'than all
the modclne I bought before." Thoso
Tablets Improve the appetite, strengthen
the digestion and regulate tho bowels. In-'
creased strength and vigor follows am'
the patient Is soon as well as over. Price
26 cents per box. For Bale by all drut:
BLACK AND WHITE "
Found Pe-ru-na of Benefit in Hie Climatic
and Nervous Strain of War
[Tho accompanying picture
shows Mr. Manley in the uni?
form he wore during the lalo
Chinese uprising in China where
he wa3 acting as Assistant
War Artist to London "Black
and White" and "Collier's
MR. ?. B. MANLEY. caro
"Black and White,? 6S8
Craig St., Montreal, Canada,
"When a man travels in extremo
hot or cold climates, he realizes
how valuablo a frlenel he has If
ho carries a bottlo of Perlina. I
know of no article In my travel?
ing outfit which I havo learned to
"If you are suffering with tho extreme
heat Peruna restores you, or If you aro
afflicted with a cold, la'grippe or bron?
chitis, Peruna restores you In a short
time. Or if you suffer with sleepless?
ness or If your appetite Is poor, again
Peruna acts as a good, truo friend and
Is the tonic needed.
"I havo tried it for ? months antl am
only too glad to acknowledge It nsi a
truo loyal standby In times of trouble,
I do not hosltnto to recommend It to
all."?H. B. Manley.
Travelers Should Use Peruna.
Peoplo going on a Journey, either tiy
rail or steamboat, should tnke with them
a bottle of Peruna. It Is nn excellent
remedy to prevent railroad sickness, sea
sickness, to guard agnlnst catching cold,
or acquiring contagious diseases.
Tho exigencies of travel, to most peo?
ple, aro hard to bear. Chango of water,
change of diet, change of climate, ex
posare to nnventllated state-rooms,
crowdetl coaches, all this creates new
environment. A large
number of peoplo are
mado sick In thla way.
A bottle of Peruna Is
worth ten times Its
weight in gold to a
person under such cir?
cumstances. It prevents tho Ill-effect*
of bad water. It produces refreshing
sleep under adverse circumstances. It
keeps the appetito vigorous and the
ellgestlon normal. A multitude of people
havo already mode this discovers', and
they never think of taking a journey,
either by land or sea. without having
with them a bottle of Peruna.
If you do not derive prompt and sat?
isfactory results from the uso of Ponina,
write at onco to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case, antl he will
be pleasetl to givo you Ills valuable na?
vico gratis. v
Address Dr. Hartman, President ol
Tho Hartman Sanltariir a, Columbus, O,
(By Associated Press.)
COLUMBIA, S. a. June 22.?The Cir?
cuit Court, Judge D. A. Townsend pre?
siding, to-day took up the case of James
H. Tlllman, charged with murder, and a
motion for change of venue was beare!.
On January 15th Tlllman, Lleiitenniit
Govornor, shot and Instnntly klllt\ N. G.
Gonzales, editor of the State, who linei
repeatedly denounced him when Tlllman
was a cnndlelnto for Governor last year.
Tho defense to-day produced about ."00
affidavits to show that a fair trial cnulrl
not bo hnd in this county, because of
piejudlco acalnst the defendant. The
principal affidavits were mado by defend?
ant's counsel and friends, who asserted
that the Columbia newspapers nnel
preachers had incited feeling ngalnst
Tlllman by their references to tho ?/se.
Tho prosecution presented about fou
hundred affidavits In roply. Practically
oil tho ministers of Columbia assorted
that they have made no roferenco to tho
case from their pulpits. Newspaper men,
including Messrs. W. E. and A. E. Clou
znlcs, respectively editor and publisher
of the Stato, stated in affidavits that the
Columbia papers had conspicuously and
cnrofully refrained from Inflammatory
denunciations of tho defendant. These
assertions wero backoel by statement!!
from the hank presidents,' lawyers, physi?
cians, college professors, merchants and
men In all linos of. business, Including
many citizens of tho county outside of
The reading of these affidavits was not
concluded when court adjourned until
to-morrow morning. The argument will
doubtless consume all of tho day. Coun?
sel on each side to-day contested strongly
every point. nnel several eloquent
speeches wore made. The prosecution is
conducted by Solicitor J. William Thur?
mond, assisted hj>?.Iessrs. G. Duncan Bel?
linger, formerly Attorney-General: An?
drew Crawford and William Elliott, Jr.
The defense Is represented by George W.
Croft, of Alken, tho prisoner's law part?
ner; ex-Judge O. W, Buchanan, the pri?
soner's .borther-ln-law; P. IL Nelson, of
Columbia, formerly solicitor; George
Johnstons, ex-member of Congress, and
George R. Rembert. of Columbia.
Tlll'man's mother, wifo and child were
In court part of the time, ns was his
uncle, Senator B. R. Tlllman.
Mr. C. S. Taylor, of this city, will leave
to-day for Washington. D. C, to resume
his former position with the Washington
who is employed in office, school,
storo or factory has a chanco for a
dolightfnl iveok freo of expenso at
either one of tho following Tosorta:
OCEAN VIEW HOTEL,
Ocean View, Va.
. Covlngton, Va.
THE PRINCESS ANNE,
Virginia Bench. Va.
Goshon, Va. (
THE NEW SHERWOOD,
Old Point, Va.,'
THE JEFFERSON PARK,
RICHMOND,VA. SUMMER OF 1903.
WRITE NAME PLAINLY..
This Ballot good from June 7th to July
15th (Inclusive) and is to be counted as-one
Vote for the young ladies named above.