Newspaper Page Text
W^Mm^P. WHOLE NUMBER, 16,333.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBEK 2,1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMRMY OFUrS NEWS
-PABHINOTON, Sopt. 1,-Foreeast for
JWednesday nnd Thursdny l
Vlrglnla? Falr; warmer 'Wednosday.
iBThurtiday falrs,llght, varlablo wlnds.
North Carolina-Falr Wodnosdny;
i warmer ln Boutbcnflt portlon. Thursday
falr; llght north wlnds. /
Boptombor cnme in yostortlny wlth a
igiloanant, though ollghtly molst, day for
! tho fall movlng. Tho temporattire was nll
ithat could bo deslred, Pair and warmer
I weather is oxpected to-dny and to-mor?
STATE OP THE THERMOMETKR.
j? A. M.?
18 <M.v. ?
8 P. M."..1*
6 P. M.?.J?
? P. M. . *?
112 mldnlght .f.C9
|H!gheiit temperaturo yeslorday. 78
lloweat tomporaturo yesterday. w
tMean temperaturo yesterday,..,. 71
\ Normal lemperature for September.,.. 78
(I>eparture from normal temperaturo.. 07
I Preclpltatlon durlng paat IA hours.ui
M-NIATORE AI.MANAC. \ -.
Sept, 2, 1903.
jfJun rtae?..1...6:41 I HIGH TIDE.
IBuneets.0:30 I Morning.}.X3
jMoon aet?...i.l:36 | Evening....l.M
\ Exoltlng campalgn ln Henrico to wlnd
Up -with two blg ralltes to-nlght; tho pri?
mary to-morrow-Marrlages of tho day
??Mlsi Mary Anhloy Boll to wed to-mor?
row-Two Engllah _cholar?hlps for * ir
? _rtnlan_?Probable candldates for the or
fice of Buperlntendent of Publlo Instruc
tlon-Mllitla of the Stato to be Inspected
?Herbert, B. Batos Interred In Holb'
wood yesterday; remalns of Mlss Gentry
to be burled ln Oakwood to-day-Clty
IDemocratlc Commlttee to meot Sat?
urday nlght-Yesterday movlng da.y ?
!n Rtchmond-Hlntorlcal lncldenl
fcrought out ln Henrico rolatlng to
the Lee-Martln campalgn for the Senato
?Pollce Hergeontj! aro transferred??
Cary-Street merchants take hollday to
day and Indulge In a game of base-ball
-AI. Field's mlnstreli drew a great
crowd-Company Is chartorerl to nulM
an electrlc llne-Walf left on a porch at
Chestnut Hill deod-Plants shut down
durlng the hot weather start up agaln-?
Bonyuard to be launch ed at the T rlgg
yarda to-day-?Rallway Tminment meet?
Now Ford's Hotel leased by well known
men for soven years-Colloges ana
echools preparlng to open-RequlslHon
for Colyarr ' ls forwarded-Church In
Amhern dedlcatnd by Rlchmond mlnlster
-Frank J. Gould, owner of street ralF
ways .here. ln the clty-Doc Bacort.
Mecklenburg negro. sentenced to be
hanged to-day granted resplto by Gover?
nor after mldnlght thls morning. .MAN?
CHESTER^-Councll re-elects Mr. WaKe
fleld president by unanlmotiB vote?
Board of Aldnrmen wlll meet to-nlght ,or
reorganl-ation-Mr. -Wakeflcld urged to
run for Mayoralty-Fugltlve. convct from
North Carolina arrested-Councll Com
mlttees meet to-nlght?-Clty Democratlc^
Commltteo to-morrow nlght.
* : VIRGINIA.
The gallcrws mado ready it Boydton to
.'hang two to-day?-Meotlng' In Staunton
to perfect plarw of the Augusta^Horse.
Show; Clty Councll wlll -bo askeil fpr use
* of Falr Grounds-Colonel 'Wllllam Hv
Stewart announced aa a candldate ror tne
Hou?e from Portsmouth-John R. CrocK
ett, of Tazowell. decllnes RepubllcAn nom?
lnatlon for sheriff?The storm In Buck?
lngham ftoods a siate quarry, causlng
heavy loss to property?Tha storm
nweepa over Southside county. dolng 1m
, __en?e damage to crops; llghtnlng destroys
1 much property-Botetourt Falr lo open
x October 6th; cxtenelvo preparations belng
made for It?Ono hundred cannlng_fac
torleB In Bototourt ln operatlon?Bela
tives of Mrs. Dey. who was polsoned by
her step-son. warlt a full InflulWsinto tho
boy's statcmont and promlse Mnrtllng de
veloOments_The Naval Hospltal at
PortsmouthTo he mnde the foeatest, ln,
stltutlon of Its klnd ln the rountry
iJynehbur* Gun Chib elocts offlcers?
Blg tournament and trap shoot in Hbehr.
land-Mttle chlld ln Danville that. wa?
bltten by a snake ls recpvnrlng-fred
erlck Dald sa lor. whose body waa found
Tt Alexandrla belleved to have been mur
2ored_prornlnont cltlzen of Clarke eoun?
tv klllod on The rall-Freight wreck near
RIdgeway. Henry county, and engineer
eriiBhed to death-Independent to op
_o__ Coiiler for House at Newport News
^PocShontiB cotton mlll at Ettrlck gocB
Agrlcultural and Mcchanical College
opens wlth large?t attendance In hlstory
_Charters to lumbor company nnd a
mutual slck beneflt soclety?Supremo
Court takes up enses on appeal ttoffii Flrst
District?Eastern syrjdlQate, Jolnadsjby
rltlzens of Groenaboro, wlll bulld great
faotorV to consiime wasto cotton?Stwot
car llne at Greensboro extondedto take ln
nutlvln- cotton mills?A majorlty or
eleveni agalnBt establlshlng a dlspensary
at Reidsvli e?Plan to lease the State".
IntonSt ln tho AUantls and North Cnro
Stock market relapsed Into oxtrome dull?
ness and dballng fell off to les? than quar?
ter mllllon shares- ?There waB not wlnd
enough for a race yesterday and a start
wm not made-Wldow of seventy
Blx weda wldow of ?lxty-two. who was hls
. weeUioart half a century ago?Vlrglnla
couple elopea from Duray and Is mariN
at daybreak at Hagorstown, Md.-?-Mrs.
Letltla Swartout Remsen colebrates tho
one-hundredth annlversary of hor wedcl
Ing and plays wlth hor four-year-old
grlndson from Rlchmond?Oenern In-ur
rect on whlch has been expected ls pro
cfalmod by the bld Mncedonlnn leaders
?Attended assasslnailon of tho Amerl?
cnn consul turned out to have boon noth?
lng but the colebratlon of a joyous vlsi
tor to a weddlns-U>u D llon lowors ber
record to wagon by quarter of n nocond
-Three mon suffocnted by gns in a
Mllwaukee sower-Talont proflterl by tho
blg crowd that attended tho Shoepshead
Rav races_Eugbnla Burch won Mio
Dolphln Stake-^-Peoplo In WiiBhlngton
are ln llne to laugh at the mlstako mado
ln announc.ing an attempted assnsslnatlnn
on Magollson-Much P0 lltlcal gossiP
heard ln tho lobbles of hotels In Wash
BIG SHOOT BEGINS
TO-DAY AT SEA GIRT
(By Assoclatod Press.) ?
8BA QIRT, N. J... Sept. L-The moon
?hono brlghtly to-nlght upon tha Sea Glrt
ran.e, ralslng the hopos of hundreds of
exnectant riftemen that to-morrow, tho
opening day of the thlrty-flrst annual
meeting of the Natlonai Rlllomon's Asso?
clatlon of Amerlca, the twolfth annual
meeting of tha New Jersey State Rlde
Assoclatlon and tho fourth annual meot
IriK of the Unlted States Revolyer Asso
clatlon, wlll dawn brlght and cloar. The
members of the seyciral j teams took ad
vantage of the opportun ty afforded thls
afternoon by clearing skles, Jo enguge ln
work boforo the targets nnc] mako up
tor time lost by the almost coasoless fall
ol raln slnce last Thursday.
To Wed in Wnshlngto",
These marriage llcenses wero grantod
ln Washlngton, D. C, yesterday:
William I.. SmJther, of Rlchmond. Va-,
?nd Marlon T. Miller, of Norfolk, Va ,
Archle S. Perklns and Carrlo McCoy,
bofcu of Richmond. Va.
The Governor Acted
THE NEGRO SPARED
FOR A FEW DAYS
Hls Companlon, Flnch, Wlll
Hang To-Day as Sentenced
Governor Reached Hlm Over Telephono
After Having Mldnight Talk wlth
Counsel for Bacon, AI30 Over
'Phone?Wired Sheriff to
Stay Executlon of Bacon 1
Doc Bacon, the-Mecklenburg negro, who
ls now lylng in the Jall of, Mecklenburg
county under tho shadow of tho gallows
on which, up to1 an early hour this morn?
lng lt was consldered lnevltablc that he
was to be hanged to-day, along wlth an?
other negro, Anderson Flnch, convlcted
of atlompted crlmlnal nssault, has been
granted a fow more days of life. The
Governor, half an hour after mldnight,
dlspatched a telegram to tho sheriff of
Mecklenburg county which wjll havo
tho of feet of staylng the executi'on ot tho
death sentenco untll Friday, at least.
It may bo that the events and dlsclosures
of tho ensulng two days wlll be such
as to warrant a commutatlon of sentenco
or a full pardon.
The actlon of tho Governor ls, to a large.
cxtent, the result of the enorgetlc eftorts
of J. T. Bahllly, a Petersburg attorney,
tc savo tho lire of hls cli'ent, Bacon.
Lawyer Rahllly last night called up tho
Governor by long distance telephone, and,
ln the course of tho conversatlon, in
formed hlm that Commonwealth's Attor?
ney E. C. Goodo, of Mecklenburg county,
-had asked for a resplte for, the condemned
vtiegro. The Governor, It Js. understood,
"asked Mr. Rahllly why Mr. Goode had
not been put ln communlcation with him
(tho Governor) In order that he mlght
hlmself hear the statement of the Com?
monwealth's attorney. Mr. Rahllly re?
plled that he had not thought of that.
The Governor, lator succeeded ln estab
llshlng communlcation wlth Common?
wealth's Attorney Goode, and belng posi
tlvely assured that lt was hls wlsh to
have tha doomed negro resplted, the
Governor dotermlned to extend the life
of the man untll Friday. He accordlngly
sent / telegram to tho sheriff of Meck?
lenburg. Informlng that offlcer that upon
the recommendatlon of CommonweallKs
Attorney Goode he had granted Bacon
a resplte untll Friday.
FINCH WILL HANG TO-DAY.
Tho sentenco ot death to be executed
upon Anderson Flnch, the other negro
condemned for the same crlme, was not
lnterfered with, nnd Flnch wlll be hanged
to-day at Boydton.
It ls understood that the ronson for tbe
resplte of Bacon Is tho statement of Flnch
that Bacon had nothlng to do wlth the
crlme for whlch both were sentenced
to doath. Even of thls alleged confesslon
the Governor had no offlclnl Information.
The only appeals for resplte or clemency
for Bacon were those mnde by the negro
hlmself through hls counsel, and Gover?
nor Montague di'd not deem theso suffl?
clent ground for settlng aslde or de
lnylng the executlon of the sentenco of
tho court. Now that Commonwealth s
Attorney Goode, the officlal who prose
cuted the negroes, has asked for a post
ponement of tho sentence, the Governor
has granted the.brlef resplte purely upon
tbat offlcer's rcsponslbllttjv
Thero ls a provalont lmpression that
Flnch, who ls to bo hanged to-day, may,
upon the seaffold and ln the very pres
ence of death, mako a full statement of
the crlme, and ln the ovont that Bacon
Is oxonerated by the doomed mnn In hls
last hours, a roprlove nnd pardon may
follow, Thero is no guaranteo of thls.
Naturally, the Governor and the Common?
wealth's Attorney of Mecklenburg-do not
wlsh an Innocent mnn to go to the scaf
fold, and the delay ls merely'a precautlon
to prevent such a posslhlo mlscarrlage of
justlco or such a Judlclal murder. It ia
bellovod that lf Flnch's last Eitatement
leada to the convlctlon that Bacon was
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
SPLIT SW1TCH THROWS
A TRAIN FROM TRACK
(Speclal lo Tho Times-Dlspatch.)
BRISTOL, TENN., Sept. l.-Tho caat
bound passenger traln on the Vlrglnla
dlvlslon of tho Vlrglnla and Southwostom
Rallway spllt a swltch at Tato's sldlng,
near Gate Clty to-day and llft tho track
Fortunately tho traln dld not turn over
and no ono waa Wurt, although every car
left tho track.
, Tho accldent waa due to the work of
a mlscroant who had partially turnod the
VIRGINIAN STRUCK AND
'KILLED BY A TRAIN
(Speclal to The TlmcB-Dlspatch.)
ILAO-ERSTOWN, MD., Septembor 1.?
Jacob S. Roycr, a retlred farmer, war.
kllled thls mornlng . on tho Cumborland
Valley Rallroad near Half Way. Mr.
Roycr, who was elghty-two yoars old and
very doaf, dld not hear an onglno ap
proachlng. Mr. Hoyer lived for about
thlrty years near Berryvllle, Va., and
for a year had been resldtog wlth "his
son-In-law, Davi'd Long, near the scono
of tho accldent. Hla remalns wlll be
shipped to Berryvllle. He leaves sevon
THE CHILD THOUGHT
SNAKE A PLAYTHING
(Speclal to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.)
DANVILLE, Sept. L?A little son of
Mr. D. A. Bodcnhelmer, of thls clty, was
bltten by a rattlesnake at Vado Mecum
Sprlngs Sunday. Tho child aaw the snake
and thlnklng lt a pretty playthlng at
tempted to plck It up,
The lrttle child Is reported aa recov
No Attempt Was Made to Race
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TODAY
Small Fleet of Excursion Steamers,
Poorly Patronized, Convoyed the
Racers to Sandy Hook Light
Ship?Wind Wouldn't Blow.
..._.(By I Associated' Press.)
'"NEW TORK,' September 1.?The wind
at Sandy Hook at mldnight was from
the west, two mlles an hour. The sky
was partly cloudy, the atmosphere hazy
and the sea smooth.
NEW YORK, September L?The thlrd
attempt to sall the thlrd and probably
flnal race of. the serles for the American
cup was a fallure to-day. There was not
enough wind even to make lt worth whlle
to send the yachts across the llne. A
small fleet of excursion steamers, poorly
ipatronized, and a few Bteam yachts
convoyed the racers to Sandy Hook llght
shlp, and then hopelessly walted for a
falr sailing breeze. A heavy pall of haze
and mlst hung over a aea with a surfaco
llke glass. An absolute calm was van'ed
at Intervals by falnt drafts of wind from
the southeast and southwest.
Reliance and Shamrock III. never
dropped thelr tow llnes, but wlth maln
snlls and club topsalls set clrcled about
and through the fleet.. At 10:40 the com?
mlttee tug Navlgator slgnalled that the
start would bo postponed untll later ln
the day. An excursion steamer pursued
Shamrock IIL, her band playfng "Tho
Wcarlng of the Green" to relleve the
monotony of tho long walt. C. Ollver
Iselin impatlently paced tho deck of Re?
liance and Deslgner Flfe waa the center of
a little group of sailing advlsers on Sham?
rock III. Thore wns no slgn elther of
wind or llftlng of tha foggy haze, when,
nt 12:30, tho Navi'gator asked the asBent
of the racing sklppors to a postponement,
nnd. securlng It, slgnnlled that the raca
was off and that another attempt to aall
it would be made to-morrow.
Tlie dlscouraged floet quickly etarted
TO DEPRIVE TUSKEGEE
(By Associated Press.)
MONTGOHrERY, ALA... Sept. l.-Ronro
sentatlvo Wood Introduced ln tho Ala?
bama Leglslature thla evenlng- a blll
whlch seeks to take from Tuskegee Nor
ma School. of whloH Booker T. Wash?
lngton Is the hc%d, tr* annual approprla
tlonof JLoOO. whlch tT receivos from the
Stato Agrlcultural Fund. Tho samo blll
SSehS also to deprlve the Negro Norm
Colloge at Montgomery of ?l,00O from the
same sourco, ,
Voters Wtll Not
Vote Viva Voce.
Colonel Stewart put for the
- House in Portsmouth.
W. R. PHILLIPS f ORMALLY
WITHDRAWS AS CANDIDATE
John W. Crockett, of Tazewell. Decllnes
the Republican Nomlnation for Sher
rlffln Tazewell County?-Prlmary
Electlon Ordered bylthe City
(Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.)
TAZEWELL, VA., September 1.?John
W. Crockett, who untll recently had been
sheriff of tho county for twenty-flve
years, and who formerly represented thls
county ln tho Leglslature, and who was
recently nomlnated by tho Republican
party to tho .Houso of Delogntes from
this county and Buchanan, decllned on
Saturday to accept the nomlnation.
It Is thought that Thomas A. Olllesple,
of Cedar Bluff, wlll be nomlnated in his
place. He was orlglnally from Buchanan
county, and lt ls thought would be strong
among tho people of that county.
There aro three candldates here an?
nounced for tho offlce of sheriff. S. S. F.
Harman, nomlnated by tho- Republlcans:
E. Klng Crockett announced,as a Domo
crat, for the same positlon, and R. S. Oll?
lesple, also announced for the same of?
flce, who ls also a Democrat
COLONEL STEWART TO RUN
Candidate In Portsmouth Who Seems
(Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.) ? J
NORFOLK, VA.. Sept L?Colonel Wil?
liam H. Stewart wlll be a, candidate for
the Leglslature froih Portsmouth thla
.all. Ho admltted .tbla mornlng. in an
intervlew wlth a representatlve of tha
paper. that he would stand for the noml?
nation for the House at the olty Demo?
The Colonel's friends have > been press
ng hlm to pe'rmlt lils name to go before
the prlmary for some tlme, and they hava
at length prevalled upon hlm to run.
Colonel Stewart ls one of the most
prominent citizens of Portsmouth, a Ut
erary man and a hlstorlan of no mean
attalnments or repntatlon, and he ls one
of the most dls'tlngulshed members of
the bar of Tldowater Vlrglnla,
Hls ls tho flrst announcement that has
been made of any candidate for. the Leg?
lslature from Portsmouth. It Is belleved
byhls friends that the Colonel wlll bo
glven tho nomlnation wlth senreely a
contest. Hls fltness for the place, they
state. ls obvlous, and Js recognlzed by
his fellow citizens at large. ' .
The announcement of hls candldacy wlll
be generally recelved wlth- gratiflcatlon.
Will Run as an Independant Instead of
(Bpociel to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.)
BOYDTON, VA., September L?Charles
M. Phllllps, who haa been a candidate
before the Democratie prlmarles, which
are to take place on the 10th day of Sep?
tember, ln opposltlon to Walter A. Beales,
who ls now deputy sheriff, for the offlce
of sheriff of Mecklenburg, has taken
formal steps wlthdrawlng from the con
He haa notlfled County Chalrman
Thomas N. Willlams nf hls actlon, and
requested hi'm to wlthdraw hls name.
Mr. Phllllps In formed your correspondenl
yesterday that he would bo an lndepen
dent Demooratlc candidate.. Ho nsslgned
ns a reason for hls wlthdrawal from the
Democratie prrmnrieB that-ho. does not
thlnk he has been falrly treatod by the
party managers. _
Many of Them Will Decllne to Vote ln
Vlva Voce Prlmary,
(Gpeclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
FINCASTLE, VA.. Sept. L?On the
10th of thls month the nemocratlo prlmary
wlll be hold at the dlfforont preolncts
(Contlnued on Second Page,)
HIS LOVE OF
Groom of 76 Years Takes
Bride of 62.
WILL MAKE BRIDAL
TOUR TO VIRGINIA
Were Sweethearts Half a
BOTH MARRIED BUT
LOST THEIR MATES
Two Years Ago the Wldower Began a
Correspondence wlth the Wldow
Who Had Been His Youthful
Sweetheart, Which Cul
minated in Their
(Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.)
WESTMINSTER, MD., September 1.?
Ono qf tho most interestlng nuptial events
ocourring here for years was the weddlng
of Mr. Edward Lynch, a promlnent cltlzen
of thls place, and Mrs. Mary A. Walker,
of Fauquier county, Va., whlch took
place at St. John's Catholic Church thls
morning. The groom, who waa a wldow?
er, lg seventy-slx yeara old, and the
More than fIfty years ago, when the
bride was a girl of twelve years and tho
groom more than twlce that age, a warm
attachment exlsted between them, and
would) probably have culmlnated in mar?
riage If sho had been a few years older.
She was a daughter of the late Danlel
J. Gelman, thls county. Havlng gone
wlth a brother to Vlrglnla, she and iSr.
Lynch drlfted apart, and at tho age ot
slxteen she marrled, but twelve years
ago became a wldpw.
Mr. Lynch also marri'ed and spent a
happy wedded llfe of forty-four years ln
thls clty, ,of whlch hebecatne a leadlng
rosldcnt. In 1000 his wlfe dled! and a year
afterwards he began a correspondence
wlth Mrs. Walker. The old affoctipn
between them was revlved; and thelr ro
mnnce culmlnated In thelr marriage tq
The bn'de ls the mother of two marrled
daughters, and the groom the father of
flve sons and four daughters. Mr. and
Mrs. Lynch are taklng a brldal trlp to
- ? .
BY GAS IN A SEWER
(By Associated Press.)
MILWAUKEE, W1S? Sept. 1.?Threo
men were suffocated by sewer gas ln
the North Avenue sewer, near the Chi?
cago nnd Northwestern tracks, to-day.
R. J. HICKFfi, sewer contractor.
BTJPT. SCHUNK, superlntendent of tho
clty water department.
COLORED MAN, name unknown.
Contractor Hickey and hls mon were
at work In the sower In North' Avenue
under the nowly depre?sed tracks, and
wore overcome by gns, rod dled beforo
they could be rescued. Several others
had narrow oscapes^_
BUILD NEW BRIDGE
(By Associated Presa.)
WASHINGTON, September 1.?The War
Department to-day decided that a con?
tract he ontored Into wlth the Pennsyl
vanla Steel Company of Phlladolphla fnr
a constructlon ot a hlghway bridgo across
the Potomao, abovo the Long Bridgo. The
company's bld wns $914,000 for tho bridge,
wlth a permanent floor, and $879,000 for n
bridgo wlth a tomporary woodon floor.
The floor questlon wlll be decided later.
FOR JOHNS HOPKINS
(By Associated Press.)
BALTIMORE, MD., Sept. 1.?Professor
James Mark Baldwln, LL. D,, who, alnce
1S93, hns been professor of psychology In
Prlnceton Unlverslty, hn.s accepted tho
professorshlp of phllosophy and psycholo
Jry at Johns Hopkins Unlverslty,- Baltt
Ho was born ln Columbla, S. C, and
ls a graduate of Prlnooton,
(By Asfloclatod Press.)
DOVER, ENGLAND, Septomber 1.
Montnguo Holbeln, started from horo nt
6 o'clock to swlm ncross tho "cKahnel. Tho
woather and "WfTter conditlons wero favor?
Holbeln hns already mado three ?n
successful attempts to swlm tho Engllsh
Chnnnel. Ho loftifiover on a tug for tho
south foroland, whero ho went nshore, Ho
entered tho wator on hls crOBs-ohannel
swlm nt O.'GO. startlng on the top of n
flood tlde, wlth a qulot soa and no wlnd.
Should thoso fn/vorable condltlona last
Holbeln oxpects to reach tho French
coast In slxteen to elghtenn hours. JIo
wlll bo accompanled at a closo dlstanco by
tho tug and sovoral small boats from
whlch nourtshmont wlll bo admlnistered
IN AN ACCIDENT
(By ARSoclnted Press.)
NEW VORK, Sept. i.-J. Plerpont
Morgan, on hls way from hls yacht, the
Corsalr thls avonlng, wns tho vlotlm of n
carrlago accldent. At Tnnth Avenue and
Thlrty-slxth Strot, the drlvcr of hls
broughnm drove the horso nnd vehlole
into nn excayntlon. Mr, Morgan wns not
Injured. He left hls carrlago and proceed
ed.ln a car.
PUT TO THE SWORD
(By Associated Press.)
SOFIA. BULGARIA, Sept. 1.?A stron_
force of Turklsh Infnntry, cnvalry nnd
artlllory attacked the vlllage of Stollovo,
northward of Malkoternovo, which had
been occupled'by Insurgents. The latter
retired, after whlch the TurkR entered
tho plnce, massacred ttie entire popuiatlon
and destroyed the vll'.age. .
Mrs. Letitla Remsen Swartout
Celebrates Her Ce'ntenary.
READS WLTHOUT GLASSES
ls Indlgnant if Anyone'Offers to Help
Her Upstalrs?Many Beautlful Flow
ers Brought to Mark Her Cen
(Speclal to Tho Times-Dlspatch.)
. PLAINFIELD, N. 'J., September 1.
Floral trlbutes by tho score were left at
the home of A. G. Remsen, of Sandford
Avenue, toTday to'be given to hls mother,
Mrs. Letitla Swartout Ramsen, who cele:
brated her ono hundredth birthday. One'
of them waa an Immonse bank of dahllas,
wlth the lnscrlptlon,"1803-1903," and waa
given by one of her young admlrers.:
Mrs, Remsen enjoyod the celebration
heartlly, and was not tho least blt fa
tlguod by the reception of all tho callers..
She lnslstod on seelng them all, and spent
somo tlme ln romplng about the house
wlth her four-yenrrold gr.eatgrandson, Jo?
seph Remson Curtis, of Rlchmond, Va.
"It sems as lf-1 had made a mlstake
ln countlng tho years,"'said Mrs. Remsen
thls afternoon, "Can't belleve that I am
really a hundred yoars old."
Those who saw Mrs.-'Remsen to-day de
clares she doea not look a blt older thnn
sho dld ton years ago, and thore ls ovory
lndlcation to belleve that she vKll see
many more blrthdays. Hor vltaltty Is won
dorful, and Is domonstratod dally. Sho
stated laat nlght that she Journeyod all
the way to Rlohmond, Va.?only slx ye-irs
ago, and she laughlngly d.ec,larod she was
ready to do' It agaln, Sho.rehdB her Blble
wlthout tho,ald oti glasaei andjgrows in?
dlgnant when any-.one-offersto asslst hor
Mrs. Remson. retired to-night at 8
o'clock, desplte tho house full of com?
pany, whlch had gathered ln her honor,
ns thls has been her custom for yenrs.
Her sloep Is as rostful as that of a chlld,
and sho rlsosrogularly at 6 o'clock every
OVER A THOUSAND
HAVE BEEN KILLED
,<? (By?Assoolated Press.)
SALONICA, Sopt.: 1.?Accordlng to the
latest Turklsh offlclal estlmate, about 1,600
BulgarlniiH were killed ln the rocent flght
ing at Smllero, Nevoska, nnd Kllssura.
The Turklsh. losses are not stated. Thls
estlmate does not Inoludo further losses
ln the Smllero district, where flghtlng
was ronewed August 80th, and contlnued
untll yesterday. It ls reported that luO
Bulgarlans were killed ln thla two-days'
MAY TUMBLE DOWN
It Has Been Dlscovered That
the Foundatlon Stones
are Crumbllng toDust.
(Speclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatoh.) *
WASHINGTON, D. C, September L
It was dlscovered to-day by H. H. Dodge,
suporlntendent of the bulldlngs and
grounds at Mount Vornon, that tho atone
whlch forms the foundatlons of the real
denco were crumbllng very badly and un
loss somo method of prosorvlng |t ls dls
eoyered the building wlll fall,
The stone of the tomb ls crumbllng ln
tho aame manner. Tho latter la belng
treated wlth a patent proparatlon w|th a
vlew to preservlng lt. If effectlve, the
samo preperatlon will bo npplled to tho
stone of tho foundatlon.
1 Tho stone of the old tomb, from whlch
tho romalna of Goneral Washlngton nnd
hls wife wero removed aOout thlrty years
ago, has suffered ao much from the cjl
^natig condltlons that lt ia almost a r?ln.
AN OLD ENGINEER
CRUSHED TO DEATH
A Fatal Accldent Yesterday
Mornlng on Roanoke
(Speclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
ROANOKE, VA., September L?A oollL
slon occurred thls mornjng at Ridgewny,
Honry county, on the Roanoke and South?
ern, between south-bound paseenger traln
and frelght traln No. 86. also south.
bound. _ ^__ ?__,__.
Four cars broke loose from tha frelght
traln and ran back on the passenger
traln, throwlng the englne down an ?m>
bankment, crushlng Engineer Samuel H,
w Lucas to death, a.nd badly acajdlng
Fli-eman J. N. Btalford. The cars of the
frelght traln caught llre and were burned.
Engineer Lucas waa the oldeat onglneer
on tho road, having begiin ^-hen the Nor?
folk and Wostern was the Vlrglnla und
Tonnessee. He was flfty-olght yeara of
age, twlce married, and ls survlvod by
lils socond wlfo and flvo ohlldron. One of
hls sons ls yard flroman, and one of hls
daughters, Mrs. Lottlo Llggan, realdes. _,'
WENT OUT WALKING
to Hagerstown and Wed
?'[' "N at Daybreak.
(Speolal to The Tlmos-Dlapatch.)
HAQBRSTONVN. M1)'' s?Ptoinber L
A romantlc weddlng took plneo here thls
mornlng. the contractlng partlus bolpg
Mlsa Llllle Splcklor and Mr. Amos Dof
felmiyer, a younu couplo from Luray, Va
They arrlved liero about dayllght and
aroused the clerk oi U>e court to lasue
a JlcenBe. They then wore married by
Rov. (3. A. Sn'yder. ,
.The parents of tH? cpupl? WOrt opposed
to tho match and t"e l'?l? lMt homo os
tenslbly to go walkln.. uut boarded the
flrst train for H.u^1"""
Provision for War,
(Uy Anwcla. Pro??.)
MR. F. J. GOULD A
Owner of Rlchmond*s Street
Rallways Reached the
Clty Late Last Nlght.
Mr. Frnnk 3. Gould, chlef owner of the
Vlrglnla Passenger and Power Company'
Rlchmond, Manchester, suburban and ln
terurban lines, arrlved In the clty at 11
o'clock last nlght, and wont to the Jeffer?
son Hotel. Ho was accompanled by Mr,
Jasper Bayne, of New York. Tho comlng
of Mr Gould two months a^'o would have
been a matter of much groator Blgnlfl
canco than now, for tho clty waa ln the
throes of the street car strlke. Hls comlng
ls unexpoctod, nn intimatlon ha.yjng been
given by tlio local ofllolals of the road
that ha was to vlslt the olty.
It was too Into to secure an lntervlew
wlth Mr. Gould last nlght, ho havlng re
tlrod at once upon roachlng the hotel.
Uo ls hero probably on an Inspectlon o(
tlio'propertles of the compnny, and for
tlio purposo of ooiifeiTlng wlth General
Munuger lluff and the othor ofllclals of
THE MASKED MOB
Told Them He Would Shoot.
and Saved Prlsoner
(By Associated Presa.)
SI1AWN1313TOWN, ILL? Septenvber l.~
A mob of flfty maskod men went to tlie
Jall hore early thla mornlng and demand
od that Jaller Qalloway turn over to them
John Orlflln, colored, who wns undor nr
rest for an attempted assault on Mrs.
Joseph Hobbs, a whito woman, near her
own homo. Grlflln had been frlgliteued
away by the woman'a screains, and had
?been arrested a short tlmo nftorwards.
When tho mob donuuided that Jaller
Galloway turn tho negro ovor to them,
Galloway anned lllmaelf, and after n-n
sonlng with tho men bofuro thn Jail door
ha w.irnod them that n.1 efTort fq fprpo
tho Jall would bo at tholr own porll. Iho
niob In spltu of thn Jnllor's words, mnde
sevoral Ineffoctual nttninpts to break
down the Jall door, flnully dlsperslng
Lightning Does a Whole?
STRUCK BOTH LIVINi.
Stores, Dwellings and Stahles
Burned by It.
MANY FINE CROPS
Two Storma la One Week Swept Across
Appomattox?Trees Were Uprooted
and Layed Waste a Broad Belt
Across Several Counties, and
the Loss to All Crops Was
(Speclal to The Ttmes-Dlspatch.) ,
CHATHAM, VA,., September l.-Llght
nlng struek .and burned a largo store
and stock of merehandlao ln Hallfax
county Saturday nlght, not far from the
Plttsylvania llne. Noar tho same place
a stable was struek and burned. ln whlch
a horse perlshod. Near Chaneys, a large
barn, full of green tobacco, the property
of Wllllam Bass. was struek and burned
by llghtnlng, the same nlght.
Near Hill Grove, ln Plttsylvania oounty,
serernl head ot stock were killed durlng
the same storm, and ln othor aeotlona of
tho coitnty frult and -shade trees were
damagod. The drugstoro at Elba, was
struek by .llghtnlng the, same nlght and
sllghtly damaged. The storm was one of
tho severest as-to-tho eloctrloal dlsplay
Wltnessod as to tho electrlcal dlsplay
nnd for moro thnn one hour the heavena
and oarth had the, appoarance ot a shee,t
of flamc. Telephone and telegraph llnoa
wore crlppled. ? <
? Oroner Harrls, Ed and Calyln Soay,
Jack Gray, Fletoher Brooks, Tom Mr*?
herrin nnd Wllllam FItzgbrald, factory
employes ot Danville, wero lodgod ln
Jall Tuesday, charged wlth dlsturblng
publlc worshlp at Strawberry Church,
Sunday. whlle the Primltlve.Baptlat .weie.
ln section meetlng, and .ereatlng a
geilol'al row, ln whlch;-several partlol
pated. The above wlll be gl/von a pw
ltmlnary hearlng Wednesday.
STORH IN BUCKINGHAM
S late Quarry Flood ed and Much Dam
(Speclal to The Times-Dlspatch.) ? -
A.RVONIA, VA., Septembor 1.?The vio
lent storm Saturday nlght caused Hunt's
Creok to ovorflow Its banks and rush
madly in its course Into.ono'of the Wll?
liams' quarrles, oauslng great loas at
property to the owners, ahd-.of-tlme to tho
quarrymon. Years ago the course of thls
stream was changed by dlgglng and
blastlng a channel at an expense of thou?
sands of dollars. In tlme of hlgh water,
the raglng creek often seeks Its o\a\ bedj
and carrles destructlon in its careor.
A force ot hands has beon busy re
moirlrig the dobrls and placlng plpes I?
/posltlon to.pump out the water. Thls Is
the thlrd tlmo that Mr. E.'R. Wllliams
hns sustnlned bucIi a. great loss.
Tho.Marshall District School Board wlll
meot at Whlte's Hall Saturday, September
Oth, to oleot teachers.
Rev. Mr. Copk, who hns been conducting
a serles ot services, ? left'to-day for hls
home, ln Rlchmond.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Wllliams, Mlsses
Mncle Wllliams, Susle Wilson, Mastera
Jno. and Alox. Wllliams, returned Saturday
from a vlelt to Wachaproague, Va.
Rev. Mr. Sanford filled tho Baptlst
pulplt Sunday nlght.
TWO IN ONE WEEK
Many Splendld Tobacco Crops Are
(Spoclnl to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatoh.)
PAMPLIN CITY. VA.. Sept. 1.-TWO
very sevore wind, raln and hall storm
havo recentlv swept over thls sectlon,
dolng muoh dnmago. The first was
Thursday evenlng, between Hixburg and
Iluntavlllo, Appomattox -county, about
nlno mlles from hero. Many large Hmbs
nnd troes wero broken off, aa well as trees
"t'iio damage by hall to tho tnbaoco orop
WThehlosVsy'of Mr. Joel Watklns Is sup
posed to be about $2,000; only about hnlf
covered by Insurance. That ot Messrs.
Phll Gllllam, Honry and Floyd AMieeler
at least tt.OOO. Mr. P. H. Jlolycross nnd
sons lost thelr entlre crop. Mr. P. W.
Colemnn most of hls: loss about ?W.
That of Mr. Walter Ford total, wlth a
fino cow kllled by llghtnlng. -Nene ot
these had nny Insurnnco excopt Mr. Wat?
klns. Others lost, but to whnt extent
WTluf?.,a^ 'wh?.ohedld thls destruetlon.
wns sald to be about the alzo of a par
trTnoe second storm. Saturday nlght, was
even moro severe. It swept from Cole s
Perry. on Staunton Rlver. to Red House
Charlotio county. a dlataiioe of flfieen
mlles ln leuath and two mlleailn wld*th.
resultl.ig ln great destruetlon of the
wholo crop of mnny. . ? , , .
Among these nro tho followlng, vl*.:
j i" ."ider, 80,000 hllls of tobacco: 8. J.
Maloney and renter, 10,000; F G. North,
.)%M V. W Clay, on the adjolnIng farm
S' u. M. Andrews. Thomas Wrlght
and OoiiKliiss llnncook. about the same;
8 W llnrvy. his corn nml tobacco;
itephen Trent, hls crop .f fi0.ooo hllls:
Oharea, Wfllte and Edward MarslialL
entlre crop of over 100.000 hllls: P. M.
Itoach and James Chambers, entlre crop.
Tho Messrs. Murshall have an Insurance
on thelis of $1,800. Messrs. Ronoh and
ChHinbers of $500 each, wlillii tha others
had no Insurauco.
Much damage was done the oorn also
bv llMme hall. sald to ho the atie ot
'l AhMr8 Comily had a cow kllled by llght
# fe?<foauinsr'|hwVl! known in.rehnn.
ut Rod House, who has a, turmi IW
thero on Turn p Creok. worked by hr?
son' J. 5. Coliin's. and L. H, Mason, who
liiiVi ii* line a crop of corn and tobacco
? flver atrow ln Vljsjlnlu. all roady for
thp k-'lfo'thln VeC wet wlth a total
l0|L? to!6 Sm* othorwlse unfortunaU.