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First National Moves
Nearly a Million From
Vault to Vault.
FAILED TO SEE IT
Transfer Made at Early Morning
Hour to Temporary Home of
Consolidated Bank, While
Officers and Detectives
Kept Watch?Ready For
Nearly a million dollars In gold,
silver and paper money passed along
M?ln Street from the First National
Bank building to its temporary quar?
ters at 300 East Main Street yesterday
morning between the hours of >> and
9 o'clock. So quietly was the transfer
made that not a dozen mep outside of
those Immediately Interested knew
what was happening until long after
the money bad been safely placed In
the vaults Of what wat the National
Emk of Virginia. A abort while be
fore the sign of the Flint National
Bank went up over the'doors, and tne
. or.tolldated organization, the strong?
est between Philadelphia and N? w Or
leans, ae.tually began operations,
though no regular banking business
was transacted behause yesterday w-as
a legal holiday.
Every one. ? ,( course, knew that the
money would have to be moved, but
most of them who gave the matter
any thought figured that it would ba
o'.ne In the dead of night, as has been
esse several tunes iieretoforo:
that the street would h* alive wl*)h
pol;renien and detectives and that,
wagons bearing the precious burdens
would movo along with the utmost
l ortuoe Carried in Trink.
As it w-a ? there was little or no ee
creo Tht twentyrtori Alco truck that
since Saturday night been tunning
(rorn one banking* building to the
<>th?r with desks and other paiapher
r Ilia, simplv ha ked up to the old First
National, took on its' load and ran lels
ur'ly up the street to its destination,
where the hugs Slid psekage? were
unloaded like so much ordinary freight.
There was a difference, however, for j
the truck was surrounded by every pos
slble safeguard, i-o that nothing short
of a Email army could have held It up
at any moment from the time the heav?
ily bonded clerks began loading until
# very penny w .is account.-d for In the
vaults of the temporary quarters.
Guarded by >.|\ Policemen.
Riding In th* auto were six pollee-1
men, specially detailed for the Job.
along with the men who had the money
in charge, and at various points prl- 1
vate detectives k'pt their eyes open
for anything that might even look
suspicious. A few people who were
r is ring along the street at that time
looked on with some, curiosity and
then w-ent about their own affairs. The
workings of a bank are puzzling to
the average individual anyway, io they
let the incident pass with little or no
It would he hard to say lust what
the contents of the auto truck would
have amounted to had it all been-con?
verted In'o cash, for beslder the actual
tnonev there were the contents of safe
deposit boxe?, bonds, securities and
other valuable papei worth thousands
end thousands of dollars. The consol
Idated hank Is required trj keep on hand'
In cash ? per cent of its net liabilities,
which amounts to something like }7.r.0.- j
00?. Generally there is much more, i
tut that amount must always he ther
Hoard Holds Flection.
At' s meeting of the new board of
directors, held yesterday morning,
-lohn M Miller. Jr. who w-as vice-pres?
ident and cashier of the eld First Na?
tional bank, resigned as cashier and
was formally elected vl^e.president of:
the new organization W Meads Addi?
son, formerly cashier of the National
F-ank of Virginia, was elected cashier.
Afsistsnt cashiers elected were O. S.;
Morton. John Tyler and W, H. Slaugh- ,
fr. These assistants are In addition
to C. R. Eurnett. YV. p Stielton, A. F.
Reiand and .1 C. Joplln. who alreadv
occupied like positions in the First
National The newlv elected men are
*ll from the National Pank of Virginia.
James M. Ball. Jr.. was appointed aud?
Vice-President Miller sild vesterdav
afternoon that th--- bank would bo
ready this morning to .-.pen and go to
work with as much smoothness and
dispatch as though it had bee:; settled
in its new quarters for months.
To Move Airnln f,liter On.
Reraiife of the larger force, it has
been necessary to make several
changes, which the workmen had about
completed last nisrht Th??rc Is not
enough room on the lower floor of the
building to accommodate all the force,
but arranccments have been made for
between thirty and forty men on tho
The banking rooms In the hew sky?
scraper diagonally across the street
probably will not be ready before Jan.
uary j, when the final move will be
mnde After a little remodeling (he
old First National Rank'Building w ill
b? occupied by the Union Rank, which
purchased it some (line ago.
RUNS AMUCK IN VILLAGE
I.on Collis Shoot* Three Men?Posses
Memphis. Tenn . September ??Three
men were wounded and several per
pcn. had narrow e^.-apes from flying
hulletr. at Missey Station near hero
early to-day, when a man believed to
have been I.on Callis. ran through the
streets, firing n shotgun
Callis Is under .a $15.000 bond,
charged ?Ith morde,- committed some
time- aco Fosses are In pursuit.
fie had not been apprehended up
to midnight to-night Posses headed
by sherlrt's deputies searched for the
man .throughout te-dav and up to a
late hcur to-night without result.
Richmond Man With
Orange Residence Has
$127,000 a Year.
Some Bcoku Not Received, and
Others Returned for Correction.
Fifteen Contain No Citizen
With Income of More Than
Alexander Cameron, ?r . of om r: >?
County, ii it seems; the third richest
man In Virginia. Mr Cameron, who
te a R|rhmon<| business man. a former
rlUzr-n of 'his <"|ty. has )i|s Voting resi?
dence in Oiang? II? returns a yearly
Income 'f $127.93$, agalnil 1212.000 for
John P. Branch and }l1>2i000 for
Thomas Fo-tune Ryan.
Another nichmond business man?
Thomas Atkinson. Sr?has taken h.s
residence it. Orange I'our.ty. where he'
gives in an income of 147.000.
No Incomes In Fifteen I ountles. j
The roll rf counties in wlilch there r,
not a slnale perRon whose income Is in
excess o( 12,000 In a year. ha? grown
to tif'een. Inspection of the t.^'.ks of
Franklin. Floyd. Powhatan. Spotsyl
vania and Westmoreland Counties!
shovk's tha' they contain no one who.
in his sworn returns, gave in an In-!
,-ome of xuffle'ent amotjn' to be taxed
Franklin I'ounty has a population "f
180: Floyd of nn:?2. powhatan of
6,09!?; Bpotoylvanla of 9/<35. and vVt'st
mor.-land -f 9 31*
Giles County., with 11.623 people, con?
tains 6no distinguished citizen who
'can succeed In ge'tlng hold of fll.'''0"
in a year The same Is true of Buck?
ingham County, with a population of
15,204, except that It I? a company
>whlch gives Its Incom? there Essex
County, wlilch had ?.10.r. people at the
!*>-t census, has on* income 'ax Pay?
Two People Pny T??.
Richmond County. having 7.tir..
boasts of tv.o people who can make
more than 62,000. atid this Is also 'rue
of D'ckenson, with 9.1*9 people: of
Nansemond, with 26.8611: of Stafford,
with g.OTO, and "f Prince rjeorge, with
Shenandosh, c*narlott? and Rurhanan
ha.ve three persons whose, income Is
in ?xcess of, the ex.niption.
The returns from Northumberland
County arc rather surprising. With
onlv 10,737 people. twenty-three of
these are Rated with Incomes sufficient
to be Iated. The showing made by
Alleghany County >i ?l!=o far in excess
of the sversge.
The books of the last city reported.
Frcderlcksburs. haw reached the Aud?
itor T?n people there, at-lde from
fiduciary accounts, pav a tax on in?
comes of more than 12,000.
Met Nearlv Complete.
The Tlmes-Pispatch has now pub?
lished the Income ta_\ returns from ajl
of th* twenty cities snd from eighty
nine of the inn counties of the State,
el ept that one district each was miss?
ing from the counties of Fairfax,
Tazewell. AUgusts e.nd i,oudoun.
These counties wer? printed with a
missing dirtri'-t because the part not
at hand was but a small section of the
whi|p In other counties where one
lilstrlcl o>:t of two has been received
,? the office of the Auditor, the coming
of the remaining hook will be awaited,
Mnce to list a county under such Clr
cumsiance* would h? unjust.
Th? retuins from the remaining
eleven counties snd from the four
misstffg d'strtcts will be published as
fast as they are received by the Aud?
itor. A few bo^ks have not been re?
ceived at all. although due July 1,
while others hav? been returned to th*
commissioners of the revenue for cor?
rections of glaring mistakes
The eleven remaining counties whose
bc.cit? are no? complete In the Audi?
tor's office are Accojmr. Alexandria.
Frederick. C"ochland. Highland James
City. I,oui5a. Northampton. Frlncess
Anne, Hcott and Wire If is har.'/v
expected to have the J,oul?a set of
books complete before about Christ?
mas. It 1$ rare indeed when the Aud?
itor can get them in time to Incorpo?
rate the results in his annual report.
Charles F. R-irg. of Fsrmville, writes
the Auditor 'hat his Income. !ist?d by
him as 13 OOP wa- omitted from the
books through an oversight on the
part of the commissioner of tne rev?
A letter from Norfolk calls attention
to the fart that In u summary of the
returns from that cltv it Is stated in
(Continued on Eighth Page )
BECKER WILL BE
ARRAIGNED F0 DAY
Must Plead to indictment rhurnlne
Ulm with Instigating Itn.ien
Men York, September 2.?Police..
Lieutenant t loirim Becker, rharned
?Ith Instigating Ihr lloscutliiil mur?
der, will be nrrulunt-d to-morrow tu
lilrntl to tin- Indictment ugnlnM
him. At the same time the Ilrst
formal step toward sifting the
charges of general police corruption
will lie taken when Supreme Ciiurl
Justice (iott opens John Hoc pro?
ceeding" by order of Governor DIs
to make n nwreplui; Investigation of
police conditions here.
Ilccker, who bns been In the
lomha since July 20, w-|ll he first
bronchi before the Court of CJcnernl
Vesslotis. There, on motion of Dis?
trict Mtorncy Whitman, .Imltr Mul
?juecn Is expected to surrender
Reciter's ense to .lustier IrntV, who
will liror the defendant's rlnnl plcn.
District Attorney Whitman will
move thnt n trlnl dntc be set, proh
i>>,|v September 10.
It hns hecn rumored that nccker's
counsel proposes to nsk ii change
of venue, on the rround that public,
opinion In New York County I? pre.
Judlced ncnlnnt bis client.
More Than 0,000 ,At?
tended C a r n i v a 1 at
Stale Fair Grounds.
MALE JUDGES PICK
Award First Prize to Miss Gen?
try After Spirited Contest.
Board Candidates in Search
of Votes Add Political
Color to Day of Many
Nine thousand people pa^-;i"i the
wirket Into the Fair Grounds yester?
day to take part In the twelfth annual
Labor Day celebration, held under the
ausplrei of the Central Trades and
Labor Council. Industrial Richmond
took a day off. hoarded the westbound
'"ars and sported from 3 o'clock In tho
morning until H o'clock in the aftcr
As celebrations go. the one yester?
day did not differ radically from those;
of previous years. The combinations,
however, were different?an irnpottanl
detail which makes each arm tal fes?
tival the best in history.
? andldates on the .lob.
Candidates for the Administrative
Roard took advant*ae of the largo
gath-rlng of voters to distribute cards
and handbills and to Fhake suffragans
by the hands. There was no formal
.?pesUing. hut little knots around first
one candidate and then another bore
fitness that the haymaking industry,
was in full swing.
Among the candidates on the job
were state Senator E C Folkes, .lohn
Hlrschb'Tg, W T Knowles, George
Raul. Graham B. Mobson. Charles E.
Richards, Marx Gunst. Edgar H. Fer
gusson and A. \V Bennett. The polit?
ical atmosphere was especially notice?
able, and individual proph. ta were
numerous who had the votes that the
separate candidates will receive llg
ured out to a fadeaway.
N'ewl>weda Grt t old Fret.
The public marriage scheduled to
take place before the grandstand
fizzled out whej, the bride and groom
were seized with stage fright shortly
b'fore tile Urne of the ceremony and
srp.t word tliut they would not appear.
This wag one of the best hits of last
year's ceU-biatlon and filled the grand
it.-, nd with an Immenser rowd. The
same crowd gathered yesterday, but
there was no wedding.
In failing to appear for the cere?
mony the young??ouple lost a valuable
set of furniture, which was the present
?ntcnderi for the hewlyweds. For the
same reason they lost a barrel of flour,
a ham and much oth*r connubial Im?
pedimenta It whs announced from the
judges' stand that the presents will be
held for the first couple who will con?
sent to get married In the show win?
dow of a Broad Street store, to be des?
ignated by President .lohn Hirschberg,
of the Central Trades and Labor Coiin
\ Miniature Midi-ray.
Th* lane to the grandstand was l!n?d
with a lively arrav of hot dog and
peanut vendors, which, together with
shootln.a galleries and wheels of for?
tune, gave the stretch the appearance
of a miniature midway The shouts of
?old drink sellers snd vendors of fruits
and sandwiches contributed the carni?
val noise without which no big pub! c
celebration is complete.
Fully 5,000 p?op!e crowded In and
around the grandstand to witness the
various races, which began shortrv
after 1^ o'clock Th? sudden shower at
1:48 o'clock took the merrymakers by
surprise and drove Urge numbers to
the stand for shelter The tittle incon
venience it caused was more than made
up for by Its cooling quality. It lild
th? dust and gave the racers a hard,
Kreok Raees Furnish Fun.
Foremost among the funmskers were
a number of eccentric races and con?
tests which preceded the regula-even's
of the afternoon. The three-legg"d
I race, drew a large number of entries,
und Sanderson and Hciker, of the
Tyler baseball team, formed the win?
ning team The prize was two quarts
.'. M Gentry took first honors in the
j fat men's race, which attracted a
' dozen entries, each comparing favor?
ably in size with the reignlns' Presi?
dent Ten women entered the baseball
throwing contest, open to any memoi-r
of the sex. and tried In turn to lose
a regulation league ball. Miss Bessie
Ross threw it a distance of 105 feet
and bore off the- prize.
The married women's race tickled
the thickly populated grandstand. The
racers toed the line In the middle of
the track and p.-elcd off their hats for
the sprint. Mrs. W. I. Maya was first
to hit the tape at the lodges' stand
and won first prize. S-vond honors
went to Mrs. J. S Mitchell.
The f'rettlest Girl.
The natural modesty of the sex as?
serted itself when the call was issued
for entries in the pretty girl contest.
After considerable persuasion a d02cn
or more consented to submit to a crit?
ical inspection by a trio of male Judges,
while an Interested crowd looked en
and smiled The arrav of comeliness
made the duty of selection a difficult
one. but the Judges finallv voted the
golden apple inscribed "to the fairest"
to Miss Carrie Gentry, of 210.1 East
?lohn .Tones, of 1227 Twent v-.?eventh
Street, receiver! the prize for nlnlnness,
being de-clared by the Judges to be the
ugliest mnn who entered the contest.
A large number among the spectators
1 dlsagrt ed entirely, nnd Mr. Jones
smiled. The tallest man prize went to
H. A. Sherwood, of 112? Twenty-third
Street, who measured, cap-a-ple, six
feet and four Inches. J. B, William?,
of 31K East Leigh Street, was deelnred
to be the handsomest man. Mr. and
Mrs. Ball, of Brookland Park, were
awarded the prize for having lived!
' tContinud on Seventh i"age,j
John F. Don Leavy, Can?
didate for Board, Has
SERVED IS YEARS
IN CITY COUNCIL
Clay Ward Alderman Was Mem?
ber of Special Commitee Which
Drafted New Form of Gov?
ernment?Gave Much Time
to City's Business
.ion v !\ DON lb v \ v.
John Francis Don Leavy, a member
nf the Board of Aldermen from Clay
Ward and a candidate for the Admin?
istrative Board, died at his home. 20*>!
North Sycamor- Street, -it 9:30 o'clock]
last night, after nn Illness of more,
than two weeks. For several days his]
condition had been critical, and slncej
the disease took a serious turn tliel
physicians did not hold out hope ofl
ultimate recovery. although deathj
came rather unexpectedly. Arrange,
merits for the funeral have not been
completed, but It will he held from the
(,'aihedral of the Sacred Heart, of
which congregation he was a memher.
and the interment will he made In Mt.
Calvary Cemetery The Board of Al?
dermen will attend In a body.
Mr. Don Leavv is survived by his
wife. Mrs Jennie Askew Don Leavy,
and by three sonst R. C.. J A. and A. L
Don T^avy, all of Richmond, and by
his mother. Mrs. Ann Perrln, now!
eighty-two years of age, who had
made her home with him.
In Council eighteen Vrnrj.
Mr. Don Leavy was born in Louis?
ville, Kv, June 24. 185?,, and had been'
a member of the City Council for eigh?
teen years, serving first In the Com?
mon Council and more recently in the
Board of Ald'rmen He was arne of the
hold-over members of the Board, which
!? to reorganize to-day. He still had
two years C) serve rn feeble health
for some time past, his friends advised
against his attempting the campaign
for the Administrative Board, and dur.
ing his last illness his physician. Dr.
W T <~>ppeai:hner. and his family ad?
vised him to retire. Durfntr the last
few davs he was unconscious much of
Iron Moldrr liy Tr?de.
Mr. Don Leavy'a father died n b-?n
he was s!\- months of age, and his fam
liy moved to Richmond, where h<-- has
since made his home. After receiving
early education in private schools, he
entered the foundry of the Tanner - D- .
lanev company as an Iron molder. later
serving at his trade with the Tredegar
Company, Thrown out of employment
by a p--riod of business depression, he
entered a drv goods store as clerk, and
had sine? been known as a salesman,
nrst in dry goods and later in furni?
ture, having be?n for twelve years
eonnected with the firm of rettlt &
His first election to the Common
Council was In 1??4 from Marshall
Ward, which he represented for four
terms, On moving to the western part
of the city he was shortly afterward
elected to represent Clay Ward, having
been continuously re-elected font
fines to the lower hranoh. and then
for a tour--year term In the Boar..
of AldTmen. of which he had served
but two years.
" "rUeii on Charter Amendments.
With the late John J Lynch and
(Other members of the city Council
he served on the special committee
which drafted the charter amendments
and the plan for redist rif ting the
city Into four wards, and took an
nctive pan in the fight before the
Council last winter to secure the
adoption of 'he plan presented. Later
he announced his candidacy for the
IAdministrative Board, and n hn-.i been
ja source of great distress to him that
his continued Illness prevented his
taking part in the various meetings, or
prosecuting vigorously his campaign
for election in the primary of next
Tuesday. Mr. Don Leavy succeeded
Mr. Lynch as chairman of the Com?
mittee on Electricity. His chief ser?
vice In the Council in recent years
had been on the Committee on Streets,
to whit h he devoted much time and
attention. The. large annexation of
unimproved territory to < lav Ward
: placed on the delega tion representing
that ward on the Street Committee,
?many complex burdens, and he and
his colleague, the late c Price Davl?.
worked steadily for years In the dis?
tribution of the funls nt their dis?
posal for the development of the most
rapidly growing residential section of
Besides the Committees, on F.ler.
trlcity and Streets, be was Bt| active
member of the Committee on Oround*
Bttd Rulldlnas and the Committee on
Markets Re was also a member of
'"7" jtContinued on second Pasc.)
Practically Con tinuous
Day in Buffalo.
MANY TAKE PART
IN CIVIC WELCOME'
Democratic Candidate Expresses
Warm Sympathy for Social Re?
forms Proposed by Third
Party, but Dissents Vigor?
ously From Its Plan of
Carrying Out Program.
Buffalo, Sf, V. Sopt>-mh*r 2.?Gover?
nor Wood row Wilson struck up a vig?
orous ca npBlKn gait to-day. Ho
whirled through the city In an auto- i
mobil-, delivered six speeches. m?-t
ever? variety of Democrat among the |
Western Mew Vork leader.; and voiced'
for the first time, warm sympathy for.
?he social reforms proposed In the,
third part / platform, but dissented em-j
phatlcRliy ftom the program by which |
they might be carried out.
It was by far his most extended ut-|
tr.rance if the campaign upon the prin?
ciples Of Hi. Roosevelt candidacy, and
tio- crowds who gathered to hear him
showed hell approval of the Gover?
nors argument by frequent applause.
From the moment the. Governor ar
rlved Iii:- reception was practically
continuous Mil late to-night when he
I. ft for Trenton Rain did not prevent1
a big cr^wd from thronging the streets'
on the way from the station to a
hotel wh*r- Norman K Mack, farmer
rational chairman, had arranged a
citizens reception. To the mutual sur?
prise, Of the Democratic leaders, the
re. eptlon turned out to be a harmony
affair. William J. Connors, and Wil?
liam H, Flizpatrick; who ousted him
ll*>m control In Erie County. were
there. Mr Conners and Mr. Mack,
who haw. controlled Opposing wines
in Western New York Democracy,
? hatted am'ahly. accompanying the
visitor through his day's tour.
Welcomed i>y >Iaror.
Mayor Lull's W. Fuhrtnan. a Demo?
crat, wel' -imed the Governor and fur?
nished him with a mounted escort
through th,> city. At a luncheon given
in his h ?nor. Republicans, and Pro?
gressive Republicans alike were pres?
ent. Chancey J. Hamlln, manager of
I the Progressiv? party In Erl- County,
i attended. :.s did some prominent Taft
men. This occasion was a civic wel?
come for a distinguished guest rather
than f'>r a political candidate.
At Braun's Park, the Governor de?
livered :il=- principal speech under the
.auspices of the United Trades and
Labor CounelL He followed the
thought of his speech prepared in ad?
vance, attacking the Third Party
platform, but developed his points
more extensively in an address that
was nearly two hours long.
"I shall be scrupulous to be fair."'
said the speaker, 'to those with whom
I am in ?.pposttlon. because there is a
great deal to be said for the programs
of hopeful men wh<> Intend to do things,
even if they have not stvuck upon the
right way to do them, and we ought
[ not to d'votee ourselves from sympa?
thy with n en who want to do the
right tiling simply because we do not
think they have found the right way to
I do It."
Speaking of the program of social
betterment as outlined in the third
party platfcrni. the Governor con?
tinued. "With that program who can
differ In Ms heart, who can divorce
himself In pympu'-tv from 'he cr-nt
. t of advancing the interest! of
human brings wherever It Is possible
to advanc? them? But there Is a cen?
tral method; a central purpose In that
Platform from which 1 very seriously
"What Is the program of the third
part\ (With r-gard to the disentangle?
ment of the government? Mr. Roose?
velt has saM?and up to a certain
point. 1 svrr.rathtzc with him?that he j
does not object, for example, to the!
system of protection, except In the
circumstances, that it has not inured
to the benefit of the worklngman of
this country. It is very interesting
to have him admit that, because the
leaders of the Republican partv jhave
been time out of mind putting this hi iff
upon you men that tue protective policy
was for your sake I twould like to
know what you ever ?ot out of it that
yo ; did not get out of it by the effort
Vasnils Minimum Wage Idea.
The speaker here assailed the mln
Imum wage Idea, and the plan of a
Federal commission to control nionop
'it is amazing to me that public
spirited, devoted men in this country
have not seen that the program of the
third party proclaims purposes, vand
In the s:ame breath provides an or?
ganization of government which makes
the carrying out of those purposes im
; possible. I would rather postpone my
sympathy for social reform until 1 had
cot In a position to make things hap
pi ii. an.1 I am not In a position to
make things happen Until I am part of
a free organization" ;
At thet citizens' meeting In the even?
ing at the' Fourth Regiment Armory,
the Governor was greeted by the
largest crowd that had yet gathered
to hear him In his campaign.
Retort by Johnson.
Kansas City, Mo., September 2 ?
Woodrow Wilson's criticism of th?
minimum wage scale feature of the
Progressive platform to-night brought;
a sharp retort from Governor Johnson,
speaking here |n Convention Hall The
candidate for Viee-Prosident on the
Progressive ticket, paid Governor Wil?
son failed to comprehend the question
j he discussed,
Fugitive From .Instlcc, VI Ith Detective*
on Trail. Rxplrea In .Hospital.
Baltimore. Md . September 2.?A
fugitive from Justice for six months,
death saved A. S. Veach. of Mlnei H
County, W. Va from i.arrest here With
detectives on his trail, he arrived hero
last week so 111 that he had to .-,\. to
a hospital. Before he vlled Saturday,
ho revealed his Identity to the hospital
authorities and requested them to no
i tify his relatives.
Veach was/charged with fraudulent
j ly using $l.ona Rive,, on a not.: in
1 dorned by two farmers.
TAKES ITS TOIL
Thirty-Six Known to Be ,
Dead and Others
Most Devastating in History of
Certain Sections of Pennsyl?
vania, West Virginia and
Ohio?Many Streams Over?
flow and Railroad Tracks
Are Washed Away.
Pittsburgh. Pa.. September 2.?As a
result of torrential rains last night and
earl>?? to-day throughout Pennsylvania
and West Virginia, thirty.slit ate lead
and others m islng. Added to the list
of fatalities late to-ntght are ten
foreigners at Colliers, W. Va., bring?
ing the 11at there up to eighteen: three
at Burgettatown Pa. bringing the list
thei> up to four, and one at Wood
landwn. Pa., near this otty. In ad?
dition, others are reported mls-dnn. but
It is believed at midnight that the
above will probably cover the number
who met death.
At all points to-n.ght tho storm Is
over. People In the various towns* are
attempting to take of conditions caused
by the Hood but are making little
progress. Help is on tho way and hasj
arrived at some points, but the actual
extent of the disaster cannot bo esti?
mated before daylight to-morrow.
From reportB to-night it Is believed
the monetary damage will reach close
Pittsburgh, Pa.. September ;.?At
least twenty-two known to be dead
and eleven others believed to have per.
lshed are the results to-night of a ter
rlllc storo* which swept Western and
North.-rn Pennsylvania, the Panhandle
District of West Virginia and a sec?
tion of Fastern Ohio last night and,
early to-day. The storm was the most
devastating In the history of the lo?
The loss of life Is appalling, while
the monetary loss cannot even be esti?
mated at this time. After a twenty
four-hour period of excessively hot
weather, the storm broke last evening,
In addition to an extraordinary rain?
fall, the electrical features were most
spectaoular. The steady rain caused
every stream to leave Its hanks. With.
In a short tlm* the water had washed
away railroad tracks in many places
and sent tons of earth from surround?
ing hills, making all the thorough?
fares In the flood zone Impassable.
Tnblr of ratalltlra.
Latest reports from the various dis?
tricts give the following table of fa?
Colliers. W. Va. nine dead. it is
estimated that twenty persons met
Cherry Valley, Pa , six drowned. i
Rurgettstown. Pa. one drowned
Avella. Pa., three drowned
Cannonsburg. Pa., three drowned
During the night this city expert
meed the storm The suburbs suf?
fered severely, cellars belnc flooded,
strct cars crippled and wire service
In a number of Weitem Pennsyl?
vania points people became panic
stricken. At New castle. Pa., ehsrehes
were dismissed by ministers when an?
nouncements were made that a flood!
I was hearVd for the town.
' At Ford City, Pa., a dozen houses;
were washed from their foundations.
' Lightning struck a score of houses.'
?while McGrnhn, a suburb. Is under
I from thre? to five feet of water to
i The Pittsburgh team of the ?Catlonal
I League, en route from Cincinnati to
I this city to play two game? wtth th?
rhlcago team, was unable to re.ach the
city until late to-night. Both came?
had to be called off.
Water Detunes Valley.
At Collierstown, w Va.. nine per?
sons w-ere drowned, and rumor has It
that at least twenty were drowned |
The valley In which the town Is sit?
uated was deluged bv water, houses!
swept from foundations. railroad
tracks torn up for Ion* stretches, and
roads were eradicated by landslides.
Debris floated down the creek piling'
1 high at Tfnllidavs Cove, and a score ofj
I hottsej, were washed away.
JONES WILL PROTEST
RESULT OF ELECTION
Wholesale Fraud und irregularities
In South Carolina Primaries
< olmnbln, v. ( .. September 2.?Irn
n. Jones, candidate for Governor In
the Democratic suite primary, to?
day nerved notice on the Male ex?
ecutive Committee ami role Rleaae
and .lohn t. Duucan, the other (wo
candidates for Governor In I In?
hume primary, that be will protest
1 the result before the Democratic
State (ommtttee trhen It meets
Wednesday canvass the vote for
l.o* er nor.
The grounds on which the contest
I- based nlli-Knl thut wholesale
frond and Irregularities were com?
mitted tn a number of counties.
Judge Jonen /iHcccil that on ac?
count of the IrrcKiilnritlcM com.
plained of, n proper expression of
the vellt of the people vena not
Shown In the returns made, and he
nskn the committee to throw out nil
boxes I? which fraudulent roles arc
The protest aliened thin the num.
her of votes reported In the primary
In greater than Ihr number of quail.
iic(| Democratic voters in the Slate
On the face of the returns Governor
Rleaae win renomlnnted h> ? ,,,?.
lorlly of about H.00O out of n total
of i to.noo voles rnat.
Great Britain Will Ap?
peal to Hague Tribu?
nal in Canal Dispute.
TAFT SURPRISED AT
Will Consider Matter After He
Reaches Washington Wednes?
day, and Decision Might Not
Be Reached Until Secretary
of State Knox Returns
London, September 3.?It 1? officially
announced that the tlrltlsli govern?
ment* n 111 mnkr n forninl deninnd npnn
the lulled Mutes government lor orb!,
?ration of Its claim thnl the I'oniunn
Canal mils net, as punned recently by
the United stnte* congress, violate*
the II a j - l*n n ncc fotc Ircnty.
Beverly. Mjiss., S? ptambor 2.?The
announcement that. Great Britain will
appeal to Tha Hague tribunal to set?
tle Us claim of violation of the Hay
Pauncetote treaty by the Panama
i "anal act came as a surprise to Presi?
The president was not ready to-night
to make an expression about the ap?
peal to The Hague. He had no official
word from the State Department, and
did not expect to consider the case
until he reaches Washington Wednes?
day. It was said that a decision might
not be reached until the return of Sec?
retary of State Knox from Japan.
It was pointed out hern to-night that
Great Britain's notice of appeal does
not mean that the matter must go to
The Hague. The United States has as
much right to refuse to submit to ar?
bitration as Great Britain has to ask It.
Friends of the President realize that
Great Britain's action places him In a
delicate position. As the foremost ad.
vocate of universal arbitration an** ar.
bit ration of every subject, h? Is ailed
upon to submit to The Hague j. case
that Involves something In which every
American feels himself vitally Inter?
It was pointed out, however, that
the President will have firm ground
on which to base a refusal to arbitrato.
His proposed arbitral court was to
have been composed of citizens Of, the
two countries In dispute, and might
therefore he expected to give a
"square deal" to the parties at Issue.
The Hague court, however, would not
contain a number of Americans equal to
the number of other members from
other countries. All Europe feels
much as Great Britain does about tha
Panama act. and a tribunal composed
largely of Europeans could hardly be
Just to America.
Expected Not to yield.
Washington. September 3.?When In?
formed to-night of the announcement
that the British government would
make formal demand upon tho United
States for arbitration of the dispute
over the Panama Canal tolls. Hunting
ton Wilson, the acting Secretary of
State, said that he had no comment to
From the attitude of this govern/
ment thus fti latlon to the dis?
pute, the oi ere is general that
the United Si 11< will not yield to the
demand for arbitration without a
prolonged diplomatic struggle In
some quarters the opinion is maln
tfch.-d that the. demand will be flatly
FOUR KILLED IN WRECK
Train Plunges Into River, Owing to
Washing: Away of n Bridge.
ramp Douglas. WIs. September 2.?
Four persons were killed In the wreck
of passenger train l'">. on the Cht
cago, St Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha
Railroad, which plunged Into the Lem
onwelr River, near Camp Douglas, to?
day, owing to the washing away of a
bridge. Twenty-six persons were In?
jured, six of them seriously.
Every car. Including the sleepers,
with passengers still In their berths,
was hurled Into the stream, whose
waters, augmented by the cloudburst of
last night, had made It a torrent.
Panic-stricken occupants of the sleep?
ing cars, clad only In night clothes,
struggled through broken windows to
escape. The smoking car was carried
down stream, but all its occupants es
Tho train had passed safely oter the.
bridge a short time before, but was
il igged at Tunnel because a washout
ahead made the track impassable, and
was ordered back to Camp Douglas,
so that the passengers might be trans?
Meanwiui- Lemonwelr, flooded by a
cloudburst several miles up the val?
ley, had lorn away the bridge, and.
unwarned, the engineer could not stop
his train in tune to save it from plung?
ing Into the river.
iRellef trains bearing doctors and
nurses wer.? sent out from several
MARTIAL LAW FEARED
Already Several I'.impsiiDs of Militia
Ordered to Strike District.
Charleston. W Va.. September 2. ~
Striking miners to-day tore up the,
railroad tracks above Elkdale on Cabin
Creek in an effort to stop the ship?
ment of coal from the mines at the
upper end of the creek that are oper?
ating a company of militia, was sent
to ?the scene and after drlvtnn, the'
strikers off, set about repairing the
WJiile this work was going on tha
Strikers attacked the roadhed |Several
miles away, and another company was
Sent after th- m Late to-day four com.
panics of the State militia were or?
dered to the strike district These aro
In addition to rive companies ordered
out Saturday. It Is feared that a
proclamation of martial law will be
announced before another twenty-four