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TUE TIMES. FOUNDED ij?*.
THE DISPATCH. FOUNDED 1S-V).
WHOLE NUMBER, 16,303.
RICHMOND, VA., TUKiSDA Yt JtJLY 28, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, .inly 27.--Forecast for
TiiPfirl.iy nnd Wednesday ;
Virginia?Fair Tuesday. Wednesday fair
aun warmer; Unlit variable wind.?.
North Carolina ?Fair Tuesday mid Wed?
nesday; light, variable winds.
Sunday wa.< an exceedingly warm day,
but yesterday was a distinct Impfovomcnti
M lK'iiiK ilio highest figure recorded by ihe
thermometer. To-day will bo fair, nnd to?
morrow fair and warmer.
STATE OF TUB ???????????.
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11! M. h
a P. M .Ri
fi G. M. 83
0 P. M. 7.?
Highest temperature yesterday.? SS
i^ow??if temperature yesterday. "i
?>1"??? temperature vesterdny. W
Normal temperature for July.??
Hepit-turo from normal temperature., no
Preclpltallpn during pail ZA hour?. 00
Jnlv 28, 1W.
Bun rl.?s. S:H | HIGH TIDE.
finn seta.7:21 I Morning.7:81
Moon sets....10:07 I Ev?nlng.7:M
Rock throwing in Manchester lait night;
pistol fired at a . Broad-Street car; wir?
across Mio Seven Pine* road-Statement
from Mr. Orr as to the amount paid the
strikers?Opening or th? Hollywood loop
-Man accidentally shot through th?
hand-?Polire Board declines tT reopejl
the oases of .Messrs. Baker and Robinson
-Committee continues It.? investigation
Into allogai munlcl]ial corruption-Trial
of Sheriff Simon Solomon begun In Hen?
rlco; statement "f witness .examined lor
the Commonwealth?Increase In travel
on th'? ri reel rats-New secretary elect.
?ed by the Foreign Mission Hoard of the
Southern Baptist Church-Death of Mr.
Thomas A. Put te yin-Claim that .Tame?
Pive.? water is being polluted-Charters
granted by the Corporation Commission
-Memorial Hospital begins Its career
-Changes at the University College of
Medicine?Young lady -who took lauda?
num recover.?-Nothing heard aa to
whereabouts of Mr. Wyndham Boiling?
Services in memory of tho I'ope; splendid
tribute paid by Father Magri-Mrs.
Henry C. Stuart better-A unique c.oupl?
at the nlmshous?-Much Interest shown
In movement to Inaugurate auto-'bus Un?
here. MANCHESTER-Stones fly at
cara In Swansboro-Conductor hit. but
not badly Injured-Police succeed In re?
storing o,ulet-Man to be tried to-day on
the charge of assnutUng a conductor
AVorit of the Mayor's Court-City Cen?
tral Committee to meet next Monday
evening-Funeral services-A union
Sunday-school excursion to be run'? to-day
to Buckroe Beach-Gypsies on the court
green-Grand Jurv holds blameless th?
soldiers who killed leather Taylor,
Negro assailant of Mrs. Thompson and
Misses Clement and Thurstoti In Chester?
field Is. ehot and hilled by offlce.-s In Sus?
sex county; ho was thoroughly Identified
and tho coroner's Jurv brought In a ver?
dict stating that the killing war, Justifiable,
-?Emporta'Guards are defending the jail
lit Boydton, where the negro assailants
are Imprisoned ?waiting ' trial to-day
Negro attempts an assault on a young
married woman near M'H'.lnnisburg and Is
cali tu red by the woman's husband and a
neighbor and lunded in Jail-Several per?
son* badly '.iw. nnrt greet Oumirg*???Ion?.?
by a rear-end collision of passenger and
fielght train at Hardware River, on
Southern Railway, within few mile? of
North Garden; wreck, one of most unique.
features-Charming plays presented by
young society folks at the Keswlok Hunt
Club-James K. Sanders. oC near Irving
lot., thrown from his buggy and his neck
broken whllo.returning from camp meet?
ing-Nine-year old girl In Petersburg
creates sensation in Catholic Church by
entering the sanctuary during the sol?
emnization of mal?? for Pope Leo-Mrs.
James Smith make an unsuccessful effort
to commit suicide by throwing herself in
iront of a Staunton street car-Noah
Robinson, colored c-nglr.eer. beaten to
death by machinery In Stnimton-First
Baptist Church in Petersburg extends a
call to Dr. XV. C. Taylor, pastor of the
College-Avenue Church In Indianapolis
Contract for building Norfolk dry-dock
awarded to John Rodrjys, of New York
- ?Great sorrow lu ttoanoke over the
death of President Klmball. of the Nor?
folk and Western Railway-Negroes of
York and Klizabotri counties fight a bat
lie. In which about a hundred shots are
fired and razors and planks from houses
were brought Into play-Telegram re?
ceived in Newport News announces the
safe arrival In Liverpool of the Chesa?
peake, and Ohio steamer Shenandoah
Mulatto In Portsmouth being tried for as?
sault on a little child-Saloon-keeper
sentenced to sl>: months In Jail under the
Mann law-Cilbn Rica Cigar Company,
of Winchester, goes to the wall?Buck?
ingham cats go raving mad .
Nag's Head Hotel burned to the ground
end the one hundred and forty guests es?
cape with their lives, but lose all their
baggage and clothing; wife or the proprie?
tor swoons and dies from the shock
Board of State Veterinarians meets In
"Wilmington, where- to-day they will exam?
ine candidates for the practice of veteri?
nary sclcuce In the State?Second big
break of tho year on the Wilmington to?
baren market and sixty thousand pounds
nf tho weed, mostly of an Inferior grade,
was sold- ?Mass fur the Popo celebrated
In St. Thomas' Ohiirch In Wilmington
Vnriuo murder case near Greensboro, In
which negro woman Is held for killing her
husband?Prominent buplness man of
Ritirigli Is elected president of the
Jialelgh and the Nouse Cotton Mills.
Stock market whs weak at the opening
on the announcement of an additional fall
' ure, but In tar In the day the t*oe
strengthened greatly and many losses were
wiped out entirely; close was ilrm and
?toady at hoi tor level-Most all the mem?
bers of the Sacred College are gathered In
Rome for the conclave, and all but two
will he there when the ?line, for the hnl
loling begins?President Kimball, of the
Norfolk and Western Railway, dies at his
home at Radnor. Pa.-Midsummer race
meeting opened nt the Jamaica track
C'levelaudeiH treated lo a race meeting
without I ho .selling of pools-Reliance
Chosen an tho cup defender and there
will bo nr?, trial races; everyone well
?leased w(th the award-Gelling Jury to
try Jctt.va.ncl White for the assassination
of Mnrc'um proves to bo slow work?
jFlxplnston In Ire plant In New York t'o
? iills In death of three persons from am?
?r.nnla fumes?-Battleship Kearsarge
Makes a fino run across the Atlantic
Js'orthwcstern University will admit gh'l
?t?ldente to the theological department
Representative itixoy advocates reform of
government navy yards-Colonels on
?tnff nf Governor Terrell, of Georgia,
fight In present of the Governor just as
Jie was about to begin review of the Stale
troops-Million spindles idle In l'ali
River-Mrs. Mattlo Brook Kyle, widow
of promirent Lyncliburg man, married lo
Hugh Caperton In Baltimore.
(By Associated Press.)
UT. LOUIS, MO., July 27.-Judge Ryan
?o.day passed sentence on five members of
the House of Delegates, four of whom
were convicted of bribery and one of per?
jury in connection wl?h municipal fran?
chise deals. Following? are those sen?
John A. Sheridan, bribery in connection
with Suburban Street Railway deal live
years; T. Edward Albright, bribery, su?
burban deal, five years; Jerry J. Hunni
fan, bribery, suburban deal, five years?
.ouis Becker, perjury, suburban deal
four years; ISmll Hartmann, bribery. < ilv
lighting bill, six years. ' J
*? filed appeal bonds In the sum of
Jury is Hearing Charge
Shooting Affray on West Alain
IT IS DESCRIBED
Words Attributed to Sheriff When He
Was Requested to Call for Troops.
Statement Made on His Behalf
that What He then Said
Was Only a
At th? close of th?J first day of the?
trial of Sheriff Simon Solomon, charge?/!
before ?the County Court of Honrlco
with malfeicanoe and misfeasance of
office, the Jury to pit in the case, which
premises to lie? m many respecip a nota?
ble one, has been pccurod. the? preliminary
argument baa been ?accomplished, and
several leading witnesses have appeared
with statements mure or 1<-."S Interesting
and important in their character.
It is manifestly Impossible, and to a
degree Improper. Bt this early stage,
when the proceedings have yet several
days to run, and when the case lias
hardly been fairly ente-red upon, to ven?
ture a prediction of Its final results, in
tlio one way or the other Some
eight or ten witnesses: havo been exam?
ined; counsel on either side have tested
their strength In argument; one or two
Important and significant points have
been brought out. Apart from -these
thing.?? ther?? Is nothing to Indicate how'
the tide will eventually flow, for or
ar.alnat, the. defend ant. Qn.o ..thing ?eemi
to be certain, "however", ar.d this thing Is
'.hat a legal battio of no mean order le
on. and that before the end comes an
oratorical display rarely witnessed? in the
surroundings of the County Court will
distinguish the case. Both sides?tho
prosecution and the defense?are push?
ing It hard nnd will continue so to push,
while to one Hide stands the Common?
wealth, calm and inscrutable, but dig?
ging down to the very root? of the mat?
ter. It will probably figure prominently
throughout tho proceedings.
A portion of yesterday was consumed
in securing the Jury and in the prelimi?
nary argument. After about two hours
work, however, these features of the
trial were gotten through with, and
shortly after noon the testimony began.
With the exception of a brief Inter?
mission for lunch It was continued
straight up to G P. M., when the court
adjourned until this morning. By this
time a number of witnesses had been
examined, Including the counsel for tho
company, a newspaper man, and several
business men of the city. Among the
number were some of the most Impor?
tant witnesses on the list, though there
aro a number of this character yet to
come?the county Judge, for instance, and
the Commonwealth's attorney.
No sepclal sen?a?on developed In the
testimony with the single exception of
oiidenco concerning the reply of Sheriff
Solomon to tho advice given him by
officials of the company in reference to
the need for troops. Mr. Solomon is de?
clared to havo complained that while he
was "fooling" with the company about
giving them protection, his opponent In
the coming election was out electioneer?
ing among the striker? When reminded
that his oath of ofMcii compelled him to
execute the law, ho is said to have de?
clared that In these enlightened days an
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
A CIGAR COMPANY
GOES TO THE WALL
The Greatest Crash in Win?
chester In a Number
(RpecUl to Tie Times.n!?peteh.)
WINCHESTER, VA., July 27.-The
Cuba Rica Cigar Company, represented
In Ralph Savage, made an assignment
to-day to secura Its creditors for an In?
debted nei-s of about $20,(Vu). Ten thou?
sand dollnrs In notes Is duo the Shrnan?
doah Valley National Bank, J4.000 to the
Union Bank and the rest to other cred?
Joseph Savage, proprietor of the Kerns
town Plstlllery, Is endorser on most of
the notes. Mr.' M. M. Lynch was appoint?
ed trustee. It Is certain that Mr. Savage's
assets will cover the liabilities. He has
assigned all his real and personal prop?
erty, worth over i3?1,non. The crash Is
the greatest that has occurred In Win
c.hoser In year?, and flates back to the
time, severnl years ago, when this com?
pany . made a bravo* flfjht against the
Am?rleau Tobacco Company. There was
a bitter war between the "Charley Rouss"
cigar, manufactured by this company,
and the trust cigar, "Cubanola." .
Mrs. Eliza Taylor, widow of William
H. Taylor, died to-day, aged seventy?
Fix years, She had been a member of
the Presbyterian Church sixty years.
Albert App, aged ?fty.tvro years and
?. well-known farmer, Is de,lfj r,( rnh.
Hugh A. Funk, of Stephens City, to-day
announced hip candidacy for the Hoiitie
of Delegates against B. Ci Jordan. The
campaign In now ?pille exciting.
DID NOT RUN SMOOTH
BUT THEY WILL MARRY
(Special to The Tlmos-Plspnlcr?.)
FRIRTOL, TENX., July 27.???Bertie Mur?
ray, the fifteen-year-old daughter of a
Dubitarti preacher at Roanoke, va , eloped
to BrlPtoI Saturday night with E. P.
Am??, a. Roanoke young man. The offi?
cers, acting tinder Instructions from Roa?
noke, arrested the couple, taking them
out of the hands of Rev. A. P. Burroughs,
to whose Mecca, they had started. The
young man wait allowed to return home,
hut Ml?*?? Murray whs held until Instruc?
tions came to-day to release her. Peeing
that sho was penniless nnd there being
ne? provision for h"r return home, tho
police wired for her lover to return here
and marry her.
NEGROES FIGHT IN
CHURCH OVER CRAPS
(By Associated Press.)
ATLANTA, C,A.. July 27.?Reports re?
ceived here to-day from Camak, C?a?
where It was reporte?! last night that
two negroes? had heen killed nnd many
others wounded, as a. result of a fight
between negroes, state that only two ne?
groes were seriously wounded and five
e'thers severely injured. The trouble
originated over a game of crap dice In a
nfgro chnurch near f'amak. Several ne
tjroes havo been arrested.
Grand Jury Holds the Soldiers
REPORT MADE YESTERDAY
Same Thing Might Have Occurred
With the Police Force Under Like
The grand Jury o? the Corporation
Court of Manchester yesterday com?
pleted Its Inquiry Into the death of Luther
Taylor, recently finally shot by troops
on duty in that city. The report made
to the court places no blame upon any
person or persons, but deplores the neces?
sity for the presence of the soldiers and
the sad result therefrom. The action
of the grand Jury la not unexpected, the
law ln the premises, afl laid down with
great clearness and force by Judge John
EI. Ingram. clearly foreshadowing such
a conclusion as to the legality of the
unfortunate shooting. This report means
the end of the matter, so far as criminal
action la concorned.
Tho grand Jury reported true bills for
felony against ?Lesile Craig and C. L.
Coxen, who' were charged with throwing
stones at cars near the end of the Free
Bridge. Inquiry into other charges of
attacking and Interfering with the opera?
tion of cars was made, but the testimony
was not sufficient to warrant other In?
dictments. The Jury will continue Its
deliberations to-day, taking up the regu?
lar docket of criminal cases certified
to It from time to time.
GRAND JURV'S REPORT.
Here la the full text of ?the report of
the grand jury ln the Taylor case to
Judge John li. Ingrani:
To Hon. John IT. Ingram, Judge of the
Hustings or Corporation Court of tho
City of Manchester:
In compliance with the instructions 6f
your Honor aa to the killing of Luther
Taylor on the night of the 4th of July,
ll?a3. In your charge to the grand Jury,
after a rlgiel nnd thorough investigation
of the matter, the following facts havo
been established by the evidence pre?
1st. That under the conviction of Its
necessity the May... issued a call upon
tho Governor of the State for tho pres?
ence of the Btate militia to assist in tho
preservation of order and the protection
of the lives, liberty nnd property of cltl
zeim of Manchester.
2d. That ln assuming authority by vir?
tue of said application and under (he
order of the cunirnander-ln-chief, ti'ie
colonel commanding In the field Issued
orders to his command looking to the
preservation of peace and order In the
community; that said orders embraced
the arrest of all disorderly persone and
the recapture of any escaping prisoner,
even to tlio extent of shooting to kill, to
ensure the desired end.
??? BLAVHR UNKNOWN.
3d. That ln the execution of said orders
In the opinion of thn mibalterns of said
command, Luther Taylor was placed in
arrest for conduct prejudicial to good
order, and ln the attempt to escapo after
having been frequently commanded to
halt, was fired upon and killed by some
member of the command unknown to
himself or to any other person.
While deeply deploring tho necessity
of the pr?sence of the armed forces of
the Commonwealth In our midst and the
part leaiilt therefrom, yet under like cir?
cumstances, like results might, have fol?
lowed Under the ordinary police protec?
tion of the city. Hence, the grand Jury
finds no good reason for placing blame
upon any person or persons for the death
of said Lut lier Taylor.
G. 8. M'RAB, Foreman.
VALET JONES SAYS
HE WILL NOT TESTIFY
(By Associated Presa.)
GALVESTON. TEN., .July ? 27.?Valet
Charles F. Jones is In Galveston and Is
surprised at the report said Jo have como
from District Attorney Jerome's ?f?
rico In New'York as to his disappearance
and the uiisueoe-sstul firorts tei locate him.
He stuted emphatically lo several friends
that he will not return to New York to
figure us a witness in any further proceed?
ing or development in the case of Albert
T. Patrick. _, ,.,
Jones Is well supplied with money, al?
though at present he la not engaged in
Convicts Escape from
AS A SHIELD
Terrible Fight Took Place
GUARDS WERE AFRAID
TO FIRE ON THE PARTY
Desperadoes Threatened to Kill Their
Prisoners if Any Attempt Was Made
to Pursue Them?They Are
Making (or Cave Near
(By Associated Press.)
FOLSOM, C/Ui,, July 27.?Thirteen des?
perate prisoners confined ln tho Folsom
penitentiary made a successful break for
liberty at the breakfast hour this morn?
ing. After a fierce fight In the captain's
office, during which a turnkey was fatally
stabbed, a guaJ-d was killed and another
oftlcer was wounded, the convicts seized
aims? auel ammunition, and, using the
wajden and other officers? as shields, es?
caped. To-night it is believed they are
making for the Bald Mountain. State
troops ordered out by Governor Pardee
ha\e gone to the scene.
William L. Cotter, a guard, was cut ln
the ebdomcn and died uve hours later,
and XV. C. Palmer was cut In the head.
The convicts made their break for lib?
erty about -7 A. M. They went to the
office of R. ,','J. Murphy, captain of tho
guard, and seized Warden Wilkinson, his
grandson, Harry MViiklnson; Captain
tain Murphy an?! s\f>cVBt\ other officers
and guard*. A detperate light took place.
Tho tronvicts were armed with knives nnd
rrzoTf??, and with these they . assaulted
Warden Wilkinson and Ills officers. The
warden's clothing was slaslied into shreds
with a razor, hut the blade did not touch
the flesh. Turnkey Cochrane fought the
convicts with a chair, raining blows
upon them right and left. Finally he
was felled by a knife thrust In the back.
Guard Cotter was disemboweled by a cut
ln the abdomen and he died about noon.
PaJmer was severely cut in the head. The
floor of the office was covered with blood.
USED AS SHIELDS.
The officers wero easily outnumbered
and were soon rollevod of their arms.
Then, using the officers as shields, the
convicts started for the armory on the
outskirts of the penitentiary grounds.
They passed a gatling gun on one of
the walls, but the gu?rele were afraid
to shoot at tho convicts for fear of kill?
ing the prison officials.
When the armory was reached officers
there attempted to interfere, but were
quickly overpowerd, and the, convicts,
after fortifying themselves further with
rifles, knives, pistols and ammunition,
made a daBh for the country.
Convicts, each armed with rifles,
marched one on either side of Warden
Wilkinson, who wns threatened with?
death if he mado an attempt to esriapa,
and the officers were told that If any
of tho pursuers took the life of one of
their number they would retaliate, life
for life. At Mormon Bridge, about a
mile from tho penitentiary, the Warden,
his grandson and Captain Murphy were
released and! sent back. The others were
marched along with tlio convicts.
MADE FARMER DRIVE.
Further on the convicta went to a
farmer's house, seized his four-horse
team nnd wagon, stripped tho house of
all its portable valuables, took the farm?
er -with them as a driver, and headed for
Baiti Mountain. F.vldontly, It Is their
Intention to reach Lnbaeter Cave, situ?
ated near this mountain. All the con?
victs are still at large. Among the offi?
cers carried off by them Is General Over?
seer McPonough. Some fears are felt
for his safety, as he bears the especial
111 feeling of the convlct3.
The several hundred remaining pris?
oners made no attempt to get away, and
were quietly returned to their cells and
Warden Wilkinson wns the first to re?
turn to the penitentiary. The convicts
bad taken hla hat. Captain Murphy ap?
peared afterward, minus part of his
(Continued on Second Page.)
ENGAGE JN FIGHT
Disputed as to Precedence
and had Fisticuff Before
(Special ta The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ROME, GA.. July ?T.-Colonel V. T. Son
ford and Colonel M. B. Eubanks, mem?
bers of the gubernatorial etaff. engaged
In a rUt fight here before Governor Ter?
rell just as the latter was preparing to
review the Stato troops.
Sanford and Eubanks are citizens of
Rome, and quarrelul ovar the question of
precedence when the? Governor's reception
was being arranged. M hen Governor
Terrell and s'??? reached the parade
ground Eubanks spoke to Banford In an
undertone. Sanfoids arm shot out, and
Eubanks went down. As ?kiibank? arose
ho was struck in,???'? ,.1n the eye. A
clinch followed, but ?Her colonels pre?
vented further hostilities. Kui.ank? was
badly bruised up? 8??d llla S&\uiy uniform
riAneb?ard of honor has the matt?
One Wanted in Chester?
field Killed in Sussex.
FLED FOR WOODS ON
SIGHT OF OFFICERS
Bullet Brought Him Down and
Ended His Life.
WAS IDENTIFIED BY
WO/MAN HE ATTACKED
Body Scarred, Showing that He Had
Been in Many Difficulties?Coro?
ner's Jury Brought in a Verdict
, of Justifiable Homicide.
Troops on Duty at
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
JAR.RATT, YA., July 27.?Henry Small,
the negro who laat week attempted a
criminal assault on Mrs. Thompson in
Chesterfield county, and later, the same
day, assaulted Misses Clement and Thure
ton near Centralla, was shot and killed
by officers of the law In Sussex county
yesterday. He fled on the approach of
the officer?, and when a load of bird shot
failed to stop him tho officers opened
fire with their pistols. One ball toook
effect in his back, nnd the negro sprung
Into the air and dropped to the ground.
He died In a few minutes.
Later Mrs. Thompson and one of the
young ladies whom the negro robbed
near Centralla arrived and Identified the
dead negro as the one who had attacked
them. The coroner's Jury viewed the
romoJns and rendered a verdict of jus?
On last Tuesday night Henry Small, a
negro answering fully to tho description
of the man wanted for attempted assault
on Mrs. I>. XV. Thompson, near Cerr
Ualia, also for robbing two young ladles
In the same neighborhood, got off the
night freight train at Stony Creek, due
there at a late hour of the night, and
made his way to the farm of Mr. Luther
Creath, and waa taken into the home
of Alfred Hill, a colored man, a tenant
of Mr. Creath. He remained there until
Sunday, and was employed for a day or
more by Mr. Creath on the farm.
He divulged to one of the Hill family
that he had-killed a man nnd was fleeing
from justice. In some -way Mr. Creath
heard of this statement, and having read
In his Saturday's mall of the affair at
Centralla, noticed closely the description
given and decided that this man meas?
ured up to tho description in nearly every
respect. His clothing, with the excep?
tion of the hat, 'tallied exactly.
He made known tho whereabouts of this
man and a posse was organized, con?
sisting of W. II. Moore, constable; J. H.
Batte and C. M. Brown
Cm Sunday evening these gentlemen,
in a top buggy, drdve down to Hill's,
and, being partly concealed by the buggy,
wore close on the negro before he realized
their purposo. Ho was on tho outside of
the house, but, before they could alight,
sprang Into the house and tried to es?
capo by a roar door.
Hie pursuers took, it for granted that
ho was well armed, and felt suro that
ho would give them serious trouble when
ho emerged from tho house, in his ex?
citement ho either oould not find ?ho
pistol it 1b claimed he possessed or some
ono had misplaced it.
BUXJ-.ET TOOK EFFECT.
Th? officers tried to head him off, but
ho broke and ran. Only one barrel of
Moore's gun being loaded wdth small
shot, he fired at blm and hit him In the
hips and leg, his Intention being to stop,
hut not kill him.
The negro continued to run, whon the
others fired at him throe times with
pistols. Only ono ball took effect, but
from this wound the negro soon died.
Ha claimed to be from Jacksonville,
Fla., nnd said he had recently spent
some ?imo in andf around Richmond.
So had several old soars upon him, hav?
ing been shot and cut several limes.
There was a pistol wound In his tem?
ple, another In his wrist, and another
soar extending clear noross his abdo?
men, he having been budly cut nt soma
time. A physician who was present nt
the Inquest says he never saw more
scars on a man so young. He looks to
be about twenty yoaca old. Is dark, but
not very black.
The oftlclals of Chesterfled were notified
of the occurrence, and wore requefirtod
to have tho ladles connected with the sf?
inir sent bore In order that ho might
be identified. Tho morning train brought
Mrs, Thompson and one of tho young
bullen who was robbod, and they feel
sure ho Is the man.
Hin neck and Wl'letS wore scratched and
the shirt first worn was badly torn. 111
had exchanged this for another while al
Hill's. His lower Up was swollen and
hrulseij. The verdict nf the coroner's
jury was that tho killing was Justifiable.
Negro in Jail at Williamsburg on thl?
fBpftclal ? Th* Tlmin-DispHtrh.)
WUUI.TAMSRURO, VA., July 57.?Oliver
Fields, a black negro, is in Jail here on
the i-hargo of having attempted en as?
sault on Mrs? C. K. Masters, a young
married woman living only a short dis?
tance from here. Mrs. Musters' brother
frightened th? negro away, and her Iiub
hand, who |? a Northerner, helped cap?
Sunday morning Mrs. Masters, who??
husband runs a dairy farm, oorning back
from turning the cows Into the pasture,
which Is a short distance, from her house,
was accosted by the negro, who asked
her if she Imd any butter for sale. 6ht
replied lhat ehe had not. and started j
fof her house.
Tne negro ag*Jn placed himself lu front
of her ned aslfd her to Phow him her
ring, nt th? same time selr.lng one of her
hands. Mrs. Masters pulled away from
him and a Rain started for the house.
Fields followed nnd again caught hold
Sho succeeded in freeing herself from
his Rrnsp nnd called for h?lp. Her cries
were heard by her brother, who seized
an ny.n and made for the negro, who
This morning Mr. Masters and a neigh?
bor. Mr. Rail, found the negro on his
Way to work, and, covering him with a
pistol, foreed him to accompany them to
Williamsburg, where ho was gin-en a
hearing by Justice H. T. Armlstend. who
sent him on to the grand jury.
Field? lived n. Giuri distance from the
Masters, nnd was known hy them. Mr.
Masters saw him loitering shout the
pine- before he started for town, but. did
hot suspect him of anything criminal.
Fields Is married nnd has previously
horno a good reputation.
TROOPS GUARD JAIL
Negroes Charged With Assault Will Be
Tried this Morning.
(Special to Th? Tlmei?-r>lspn tch.)
BOYDTON. VA.. July 27.?Tbe Emporla
Guards, Captain Ooodwyn commanding,
numbering forty-five men, who are to
do guard duty at the trial of the two
negroes, Anderson Finch and Dock Ra
oon, reached here at 3:30 thla afternoon
and have been quartered in the court?
house. Everything Is very quiet, and no
danger of lynching Is apprehended.
A strong guard has been placed around
the Jail where the negroes nr?.
The trial will begin to-morrow at 9
o'clock. It was Intended to have held
the trial to-day, and the two negroes
were brought here for that purpose, but
there was a delay In securing a Jury.
Explosion In Ice Plant Re?
leases Deadly Ammonia.
Many Fled to the Roof to Escapo Suf?
focation by the Fatal Fumes?Heroic
. . Rescue Work by ? Police Pa?
trolman Saved a Man.
(By Associated Press.)
???? YORK, July 27.?Three men are
dead and several Injured as the direct
result of the blowing out of a cylinder
head of an engine attached to an ammo?
nia pump In tho Jacob Ruppert Brewing
Company's Ico plant, of Alexander Ave?
nue, early to-day. One hundred and? fifty
men wore at work at one time, and as
soon as the engine stopped working the
ammonia flowed from the pump, the fumes
spreading to all parts of the building.
Patrolman David J. Goss wan overcome
by the fumes while rescuing unconscious
employes from the huildlng, and' his in?
juries may prove fatal. The dead are:
OTTO SMITH, engineer.
JOHN V1CINSKI, fireman.
CHARLES CARPENTER, workman.
Up-sta-irs the.smell of the fumes carried
warning, and the employes rushed to the
roof, the narrow stairway delaying the
few who were overcome.
The assistant engineer, Charles Katz,
wus on a platform over the engine when
tho explosion took place, and Jumped Into
a pit filled with oil underneath the engine,
where he remained more than three hours,
until discovered at half-past 10 o'clock.
He was unconscious and had been burned
on the face.
? POLICEMAN'S HEROIC WORK.
Patrolman Goss heard the noise of the
explosion and rushed Into the building.
Covering his head with a cap similar to
a diver's helmet, he went into the engine,
room and dragged out tha charred bodle?
of Smith and Vinclnak!. Returning, ho
found two men, both unconscious, nnd
carried them out, falling Insensible him?
self In the doorway as he was about to
enter tho building once more. He was
taken to the hospital.
By this time the Aromen arrived and
rescued tho other Injured men. Those on
the roof were taken down by ladders,
Because of tho ammonia fumes It. was
Impossible to enter tho building until
nearly 10 o'clock, when the ammonia was
MADE SENSATION IN
Girl of Nine Years Entered
Sanctuary During Celebra?
tion of Mass for Pope.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
PETERSBURG, VA.. July 27.?An tin?
tinnai inciden! occurred, which canned a
little b-enstitlnn among the Catholics, at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church this morn?
ing during the celebration of the requiem
high mass for the repose of the soul of
There was a large congr?gation pres?
ent, among them many non-Catholics and
two Methodist ministers. The sanctuary
was draped In mourning and a bus? of
the dead Pope way on a table near tho
allur rail In the center aisle. No female
is allowed to enter the sanctuary while
mass le being celebrated.
A little girl nine years of age was seen
to rise from her seat and walk hurriedly
up the aisle towards the aliar. Before
she had been observed by the nltnr boys
or by any one to stop her, she had en?
tered the sanctuary'. She went to Father
O'Ferrell, who was kneeling at the aliar,
and pulled at his vestments. The aston?
ished pi-lest turned to find the little girl,
and after leaning to hear her whisper
ho motioned her to her sea?. Scarcely
had she returned when the eager child
started again towards th? altar, but was
restrained by an older sister, and not
being permitted to go she.hegau to recite
After .the services hid closed It was as?
certained that the little girl had a pre?
sentiment that she would soon die, and
was eager to have Father O'Ferrell bear
her confetjslon before death.
The child was found to be In an entirely
normal condition. arj<? ?..bjs afternoon was
in hm tHuaJ i.???
Car Company Says it
Has Plenty of Men.
Employes Are Slightly Hurt
THE PAYMENT OF
Statement that the Men Have Received
Something Regularly Each Satur?
day Since the Trouble Began.
Wlra Across the Track.
Three Are Placed
The various lines of the Virginia. Pas?
senger and Power Company are now all
open and about the regular schedules are
being operated. The company yesterday
announced that they had made up their
full complement of operatives for all
lines, and that It would not be necessary
to lake nny more except a few extra men
and to fill vacancies that may from time
to time arlso. Tho Traction Hollywood
line wan opened Sunday, this being the
first cars run over that Une pince hefore
the strike began. The. opening of the
line was devoid of noteworthy manifesta?
tions of hostility save the throwing of
stones on Sunday night near the j?ate of
Hollywood Cemetery. These wereTiafm
less, no one being struck by the missiles.
Wire Across Track;
It was reported to the company Sunday
night that a wire had been strung across
the Seven Pines line, and that an open
car encountered it. but that tho motor
man detected it ln time to dodge and
avoid injury by contact with it. Last
night a shot wns fired from tho window
of a house on Broad Street near the base?
ball park, but did not damage. In fact.
It Is not certain that It was aimed at the
car or any one on it. Specinl officer?
went to the scene to investigate the shoot?
ing, but accomplished nothing?. Consid?
erable stone throwing In Swansboro was
reported Inst night, and several car em?
ployes were said to have been struck,'
but their names could not be ascertained.
None of them in seriously ^injured.
Since the company began the policy of
patrolling the suburban points along Its
lines there has beou little or no Interfer?
ence with the operation of cars, and the
patronage of the lines has gone on In?
creasing. In fact, the night travel Is
larger than ?vor before slnco the strike
began, and people seem to be riding with?
out apprehension of Injury. Indeed, the
probability of Injury Is now regarded as
remote and unworthy of consideration.
Paying Strike Benefits.
The payment of strike boneOts on Sat?
urday, of which, so much has been said
from time to time, was not especially
noteworthy, threo or four similar pay?
ments having been made before since the
Ftrlke began. Mr. Orr, the organuter,
who,Is directing the strike, stated last
night that It crented a wrong and inju?
rious impression to say that the men
have received only one dollar each since
tho strike began. On the contrary, nil
have received benefits from time to time,
some more than others, because their
needs wero greater.
? "Over $5,000 has been paid Iu strike ben?
efits since the struggle began," said Mr.
Orr. "All of this did not come from the
national organisation, however, much of
It having been contributed by friends and
Asked about what proportion of this
total sum had come from the International
oiganlzatton. Mr. Orr said that he esti?
mated that about half had come from
that sou roe.
"The financial secretary, Mr. Joyner,"
he beid, "hafl an otllce in Smith's Hall,
and all payments are made through him.
Some of the men have drawn moro than
others because they wero men of families
who needed tho money more than the iin
marrled men. Contributions from other
organizations nnd from individuals are
reported at every meeting, and many
of the organizations make weekly or
Mr. Orr stated that the meetings of the
n:en wero still well attended, and he es?
timated that of the 560 or BfiO strikers
(exclusive of the ?Petersburg men) who
crtguinlly went out nre still In the city.
One left for New York yesterday and
others from time to timo go to other
cities. The attendance at all of the meet?
ings Is very good, those who are not at
tho morning meetings usually being at
tho evening meetings.
Average for Week.
estimating ?n the basis of five weeks
that tPV Strike has been on, and placing
the tola! number of strikers at 600, thn
sum of if?.000 which Mr, Orr stated had
been distribute^ in strike benefits, each
man would hnv? received on tho average
the sum of tl.tt? 3-3 per week f-.uice the
strike began. Making allowance for the
fact 'but pnme have received more than
others. It is probable that the majority
have not received more than $1.50 per
week, or about J7.5i) for the entire five
weeks. It is not denied that the men are
living very economically, not to aay raea
gerly. but none havo suffered for the
necessaries of life. Certainly, none have
go reported to the organization.
Mr, Orr, prosldent Grlggs and Presi?
dent Rya.ll, of the Trades and Labor
Council, went to Petersburg 8unday and
attended the meeting of the men ln that
city. They bring back the statement that
of "the twenty-two men who deserted the
organization, or are reported a?v having
done so, only eleven are, now at work,
the other eleven having .reconsidered their
determination and gone back to the or?
ganisation. The eleven men who are now
si work havo been fined JIOO each. Al?
though this amount 1? not collectible by
law. It will bar the men fined from en?
tering any labor union until the amount te
paid by them, accrirding to the statement
of a prominent labor man lsut night. It
!.. expected that similar action will be