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VOL. III. NO. 38.
NORFOLK, VA., SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1899. SIXTEEN PAGES.
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All Foreigners Must Leave Insur?
MORE PEACE OVERTURES
Believe* Tlnil by Kcluvliig foreigner*
Itlglns NoiMHimlmlliMitii lie Van
l'<?ree Tliclr Governments to itc
rogulaa itcilfgcrciicy ?i ? in Gov
?riinirnt-ll* 1? ?;??m?MJ? **'"
visibility of Surrender ^ p'l?o*lrcH
to NciiiI Military ConiiiiUnlou ??>
Blnullnto i'onlcr ?Uli American
t'oiiimisfttoueift I*re|>i?rli?ii to nts
pci-Hc* Filipino? in l.n.'.uii.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PHot.)
Manila, May 13.-12:20 p. m.?Agui
natdo lias Issued orders that all foreign
era must leave Insurgent territory
within is ljoivg T-hr^n are only a few
commercing Efll<^5j. < ^ns?ah
and Germ| g-oj i^M | f &g ? ^
by i tdusirfr^emv'trrc rigiits ?l hon:
combatantaMie can force their govern?
ment tn recognize the belligerency ot
his so-called government. In order thai
they may treat tor the safety of their
LETTISH ritOM AO I'1N ALDO.
A Filipino ptiest, who had talked
with the Tngal General Treas, hao
brought to Father MclClnnon, chaplain
of the Beirut California regiment, a
copy of a letter written by Agulnaldo
to General Treas, asking his opinion as
to the advisability of surrendering, say
lng: "Lfear that the long warfare that
Will be necessary to conquer the United
States will drain the country's re
Sources too much."
Mr. Hplmee, a Canadi in . :i iject, win ,
wltlt? his partner in the pi-gar nf.-ne.
facturing business at Cn'Aimpfi, Mr.
Carrlck, an American, was recently
captured by the Filipinos, reports that
he was informed by his captors that
he might leave vvhenevi r he wished to
do so. He refused to go unless Carrlck
?was permitted to accompany him, and
said: "We go or atny together."
CURTAIN UEADV To DROP.
The curtain will go down in a few
days on the lighting in the Island of
Luzon. Workingnien arc preparing tor
another act In the drama which will
necessarily disperse the Filipinos.
The rebels air intrenched so dose t"
San Fernando as to make life in that
city uncomfortable while they remain
in their present position. The armies
of the United States have advanced s
far that the question of transportation
has become the great problem. To solve
it, engineers are repairing the Bngbag
bridge so that It wdl be safe- for the
passage of trains ami give railroad
<.lection between .Manila ami Sari
T1 LA N S POl ITAT (ON DIFFfCUl.T.
In the meantime supplies shipped to
Caliimi.it have to be hauled 1". miles
to Major General MacArthur at Sau
Fernando ami 20 miles to Major Gen
eral Law ton a; Bncolor, by bullock
carts, ami every cart has to'be ferried
Bcpuratcly on a raft across the Rio
Grande two or Ihr.,, times. The roads
are rough ami after the dally showers,
which aii- forerunners of the rainy
season, so soft that it is impossible t? ?
make more than a mile an hour. The
few mules that ar.- here have been
found to be greatly superior to bullocks
for this work. The latter die unless
they are- given frequent baths, and
the heat has killed so many that cart?
ing Is now all done by night.
TREACHERY AT WORK.
The policy of humane warfare has
Its disadvantages. Among the thous?
ands cd" pretended friendly natives who
have been returning to their homes be?
hind the American armies there arc
some who have taken ail vantage of the
generosity of the conquerors to make
the zone unsafe unless Americans go
well armed and in parties. Soldiers
going about alone are frequently rind
upon from houses or front behind
hushes. During I lie pas; week It has
been found necessary to Bend guards
with wagons and ambulances, und sev?
eral attempts have been made to wreck
trains by pin nig obstructions upon the
MORE PEACE OVERTURES.
Manila. May 13.-6:20 p. in.? The
Filipinos have resumed the attempt to
induce the Americans to discuss the
situation. Reyes, a young lieutenant on
the sin If of General Gregor lo del Pllar,
came t i General Lawton to-day undei
a Hag of truce. He was nccompahled
by a barefooted bugler. The two were
escorted |o Manila by Contain Sown 11,
of Geh er ii Law ton's staff.
Reyes to'.d Mnjor Genera! Otis that
Agulnaldo desired passes for a military I
commission to come to Manila to confer
with tho American Philippine commis?
sioners. General Otis replied Ihrit
passes would not be necessary, as un
armed commissioners could enter |he|
American lines. He would leave the
matter, he said, in General Lnwton's
hands. Lieutenant Reyes returned this
evening to Bacolor.
THE SOUTHERN'S SCOOP.
SECURES CONTROL OF ATLANTIC
AND YATiKlN RAILWAY.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, D. C? May 1.1.? Vlee
Presldent FJnley, in alluding to the At?
lantic and Yadkin railway, makes an
olhclal statement to the effect that the
changes In connection with the prop?
erty, effective to-day. will not disturb
the relation of rates as between com?
munities proper on that line, including I
i Greensboro and Wilmington, and that, i
in conseauence of this, there need be |
no disturbance in the basis of distil-1
tuition of trade which these communi?
ties now enjoy. A circular issued by
! Vice-President Flnlcy announces the
appointment or J. M. Culp, trallio
manager, and other circulars announce
the appointment of Messrs. W. A.
Turk, general passenger agent, and T.
C. Powell, general freight agent.
A. simulation in the deal is that the
territory of the Southern railway west
and southwest of Greensboro, in this
Stale, is to be open to Wilmington at
same freight rates that prevail from
and to Norfolk and Richmond.
As ti result or this deal most of the
general olTtccrs of the Atlantic and
I Yadkln resigned, and Colonel A. R. An
| drews was elected president, Mr. \V
\V. Plnley. vice-president; Mr. P. s.
Cannon, general manager, and Mr. W.
H. Miller, secretary.
TIIIO NEWS CONFIRMED.
Wilmington, N. C, May 13.?At an ad?
journed .etlng of the stockholders of
the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad
Company, held here to-doy, n deal was
perfected b< Uveen that company and
the Southern Railway Company by
which the Southern gels that pari of
the Atlantic and Yadkln road (late the
cape Fear and Yadkln Valley) between
Sttnfprd and Mount Airy, the Wilming?
ton and Weldon retaining that portion
of the road between Sanford and Wil?
mington, including the Bennettsville
?ull street panic
tffoct of Death of Ex-Governor
i Hreitl irnwil Tbtongecl Galleries
?f Nfock Exi linnge mni i?rop of
Gnvel is i olio weil n>- n i miiult?
Slocks I n in tile.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, May 13?Well Street Spe?
The death of the central figure in the
Flower specialties spread consternation
in financial circles, as it was realized
that, owing to the Flowers diversified
Interest, a sentimental alarm would
necessarily follow find the market
might urove unable to absorb the de?
luge of long BtOCk.
Before the market opened some brok?
ers went to the banks anil put up ad?
ditional collateral on loans they had
secured, so a.s t i prevent n sacrifice of
i their securities If the fall proved more
severe than the margin of safety con?
tained in (he loans. Commission houses
? ailed upon their clients for additional
collateral on the stocks which were ex?
pected t i bear the brunt of the attack.
As n partial offset to the heavy Inun?
dation winch was promised, there was
a large contingent down town whose
appearance is simultaneous with a
linanctnl crisis. They are known as
"bargain hunters," Who lake ndvantage
I of the low prices to utilize their sav?
ings in purchases of dividend paying
shares- for permanent investment. While
some of this class have ample means
to take hundreds of shares, the gient
bulk con line their orders to fractional
Hundreds of excited people thronged
the galleries at the opening: to-day. In
the broh era! oflicga_uxaUy?win h?t4*
same scenes w. re enacted, and as the
ticker relentlessly ground out the quo?
tations which perhaps meant absolute
ruin to some of the speculators, faces
blanched and a look of unutterable de?
spair settled on some of the venture
s >me traders. On the door of the
Stock Exchange there were but few
absentees. Around the various trading
pasts where the Flower specialties were
dealt In were throngs of men, thirty
deep, awaiting ihe drop of the gavel to
AN INDISCRIBABLE TUMULT.
When the signnl was given there was
an indlscrlbablc tumult, hoarse cries
and wild gesticulations making the
scene the most tumultuous In over 20
years. When the ticker recorded the
opening transactions Ihere was a block
of 25.000 shares of Brooklyn Raidd
Transit pi from 110 rl iwn lo 100. the low
point reflecting a break of l*a.i points.
Wlfie openings were made In all the
other Flower specialties, 11,000 Federal
Steel going at from 56 down to 50, and
10,600 People's Gas at from 112 to 100.
Although only 500 shares of New York
Air Brake were traded in at the out set
the stock dropped from 155, the opening
figure, to 126, the latter Indicating a
loss over night ol sixty points. Sub?
sequently the prlco recovered lo 164.
THE PANIC SPREADS.
The panic in the Flower issues spread
to n minor extent in other properties,
losses running from to 12 p .ints. with
many ..r the irlmu securities affected
After the opening slump the market
turned upward at a livelv rate under i
the Influence of enormous buying by
the lending substantial Interests In the
street. Short covering assisted the rise.
the bears teklrig profits as quickly ns
possible, now that they had succeed?
ed in op* nlng the market down to an
advantageous li vel,
All sorts of costly mistakes occurred
during the excitement am >ng the
trading element, one broker suffering
to the extent of over $20.000. An dher
had a big order to buy at a fixed price
and succeeded in exeeutlng the com?
mission at a lower level than the figure
placed, thereby making fl profit for the
customer of $50,000. Specialties in the
different stocks were overwhelmed
with erders and bought and sold so
freely thai many of them could not tell
what the net results of the operations
were until the day's accounts were
settled. Dealings throughout the ses?
sion ware on an enormous scale.
OUR TROOPS IN
Treatment of the Sick and
THE ARMY HOSPITALS
( hirl Sinucon Mppriicnll, nl Mnnllu,
ltci'ioris on OIhpuhcm Prevalent
Among ttio Troops?Piever Tree
From Mnnllnox ? lilgiith Army
< m ils Vaccinated Over noil Over
Agnin ? ilio .lion instructed ni to
Their llenlt It?Typhoid I ovo.- .i
MaJnrln ? Tito ICuiloti IhkiicU -ISn
lions hihi clotuing-l-'lllnluus
cclvtMl null Treated.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-rilot.)
Washington, May 13.?Chief Surgeon
Llpplncott, at Manila, has made a
mall report to the War Department
giving some Interesting faets relative
1 to the health of the American troops in
the Philip pines... ajid of the precautions
taken to ensure the proper treatment
of the sick nnd wounded. He says that
the effect of the first battle with the
Insurgents upon the sick was marvel?
ous, and many men hardlv considered
fit for duty were soon In the lines when
and have learned to avoid well known
causes of disease. This is a matter
that must he gained by experience; in
a great measure at least. The great?
est pains have been taken to instruct
men as to the care of their health, and
circulars for this purpose have boen
Supplied most generously. Still diar?
rhoea ami dysentery, typhoid fever and
malarial affections arise among us.
"Of course a large number of cases
might have been avoided under certain
circumstances, but this was hardly to
be expected in an army hastily recruit?
ed. However, this corps has come
through thus far with a very fair re?
cord in regard to health, and its spirit
under the most trying circumstances
has been superb. The food supply tot
this command has been good from the
time of arriving here. Of course, there
may have been some defects, but these
were few. ?
The Issues for the troops for ten
days are: Fresh beef, seven days;
bacon, two days: salmon, one day;
potati cs. onions and tomatoes daily. 75,
15 and 10 i>er cent., respectively. Two
ounces ouch of rice, oatmeal and dried
fruits are issued them when desired in
lieu of four ounces of fresh beef on
days when fresh beef is issued.
"It is difficult to see how a hotter list
can be furnished and, in my opinion,
it Is amrde.
AS TO PROPER CLOTHING.
"The clothing is certainly Improving
and now- men, as a rule, are provided
with a proper uniform- The campaign
hat, although warm, will never be
abandoned even in this hot climate.
Nevertheless, a light broad brim Khaki,
covered helmet, should be furnished.
Shoes, underwear, etc.. now Issued seem
to answer quite well, but time will de?
termine this. \
"Two hundred ami flfty-slx wounded
Filipinos, Including four women, were
received into hospital during February
and March. Of these forty-five. Includ?
ing a woman, died. These people re?
ceived the b st of care and treatment,
Spanish Cruiser Reina Mercedes
Sails From Santiago,
FOR NORFOLK NAVY YARD
Will no Turned o? ?-r to the Knval
Amiloride? Herr tt.v I lie Werrltl?
< hapm in Wrecking Cntiipnnjr, ns
I'rr luiitvact Tile < ruiNor Wu*.
:*oi -ii Iii? In Action, bill tier Vmi
lluirs WercOpouril With Hie n?i>r
oi Barring l'iiMuige id American
%Vnrsltl|tn to Knuiingo iiiubor.
(By Telegraph : > Vifglnlan-PUot.)
Washington, D. C. May 13.- The Navy
Department was uotllled to-day that
the former Spanish cruiser Heina Mer?
cedes lind sailed from Santiago.
She will be brought to the Norfolk
navy yard, and there turned over by
the Merrill and Chapman Wrecking
Company to the naval authorities.
Much Interest attaches to ;ho coming
of this vessel, as she is probably the
only one of the captured Spanish ships
of any size which w ill be in condition to
be brought to this country. The Mer?
cedes was the ship sunk In the channel
at the entrance of Santiago harbor as
OSWFIRAL. TORRAS. GENKRAL, MASCARDO. GENERAL PANTEI.EON.
THREE FILIPINO BRIGADIERS WHO ARE FIGHTING IAWT0N AND MACARTHUR.
ira.enr.iV,- Fill"'"? S^vnU commands a brigade In Agulnaldo'? army and does his full share of the retreating,
iiasoaido Is tho general who recently filled his troops with wine and ordered a charge which was a finsoo.
tho Attack of the Insurgents upon the
American lines became general.
Burgeon Llpplncott says that since
the beginning of the outbreak tho men
have had every possible comfort and
the surgical eare has been excellent. A
full description is given of hospitals
maintained by the unity. The Conva?
lescent hospital on Corregidor island is
said to be of great benefit, but cases of
dysentery ami diarrhoea have rarely
been cured. The experience of the sur?
geons is also that rheumatic affections
do not recover ir. that climate, but the
cases must be sent to the United States.
Touching the prevalence of smallpox
at the date of the report. It is said:
WHEN SMALLPOX APPEARED.
"Smallpox began to appear in tills
command about September 3. Since
that time we have never been entirely
free from it, although our cases great?
ly diminished for a season. The entire
Eighth Corps has been vaccinated over
and over again. This was commenced
in San Francisco; it was kept up on the
ocean and ever since our arrival we.
have persistently repeated the vaccina?
tions and re-vnecinations and are still
?'Many of our casts of smallpox have
been ?>f the most virulent type, and
although the titmord care was taken of
them death was nol to be prevented in
quite a number. We have every reason
lo hope for a cessation of this disease,
because our surgeons will never cense
to labor with that end In view. The
total number of smallpox c ises to date
is I'd; deaths. 77. Cases of v.trolold, 85;
MEN STAND DISEASE WELL.
"The gre ller portion of this command
has gone through a hardening process,
so to speak. Many of the men are now
able to withstand disease fairly well,
niul seem to appreciate tue efforts made
in their behalf. U Is Interesting to note
the different results of treatment be?
tween our men and the Philipinos. In
the latter suppuration of wounds i? the
rule, while we rarely see it in our eases.
Many causes account for this, but ihc
chief reason, of course, is Infection he
fore coming into our hands. Besides
they have nn inordinate propensity to
tear off dressings and finger their
wounds when opportunity offers."
AGAINST THE JEWS.
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT DRIVES
THEM PROM ST. PETERSBURG.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
London, May 13.?The Russian Gov?
ernment has decided upon exceptional
measures against the Jews, doubtless
owing to tlie intense feeling against
them prevailing In many parts of Hus
ala ut the present time. The first anti
Jewish measure was promulgated yes?
terday, under which the stay of nil?
even foreign? Jew s. is prohibited in St.
Petersburg. No ex. mptlon will be made
? ?veu in the ease "t French Jews. There
have been serious outbreaks against the
Jews at Nlcolaleff in connection with
tlie Raster; festivities of the Greek
church. The Jews there number thirty
thousand out of a total population of
$100,000. The rioters who were mostly
laborers number* d 5,000. They wrecked
hundreds Of J/CWlsh houses and shops,
desecrated Jewish graves and killed and
Injured a large number. About 400 of
the rioters v. ere arrested after several
furious conflicts with Cossacks, several
of whom, it Is reported, were stoned or
beaten to death with heavily weighted
slings with which the rioters attacked
a means of barring it t" the American
After tho fall nf Santiago an inspec?
tion of tho sunken Rhin ?h iwod -hat
she was in fairly good ? indltlon. ns she
had not lie n siink In action, but by the
opening of her jiorl holes. A contract
was made ?with the wrecking company
by which they agreed I ? deliver her to
the Norfolk navy yard part of the pay
for service being conditioned on the
su ( essful execution of the wirk.
GEN. JOE WHEELER.
WAS GIVEN NO PLACE IN PRO?
CESSION OP VETERANS.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-pilot.)
Charleston, S. ?'.. May IS. The charge
of want of hospttulity to Governor
Candler and his start at ih C >nfederate
reunion falls Hat here, as neither the
Governor nor his staff were here in the
capacity of Confederate v I runs, nnd
General C. Irvine Walker the South
Carolina commander of Confederate
veterans, though he had received no
notification of their c >mln \ promptly
assigned the distinguish! d Georgia
civilians a prominent place III the pro?
cession on Wednesday. But, a more se?
rious matter Is the failure accidental
or designed, to assign General Joseph
Wheeler any place In the it proces?
sion of Confederate veterans. General
Wheeler cnnie here at tho Invitation of
Ine veterans, and was the guest of
United states Judge Brawley, a one
armed ax-Confederate. He was to de?
liver an address to the convention on
Thursday and every tongue in Charles
? n sang his praises, but while the pro?
cession was moving on Wednesday he
was waiting1 at the Brawley residence
for a carriage that never carat- His
absence from Iho proc ssion was noted I
by the expectant th< usands, who tlie ?
next day were to give him so magnlfl* I
cent an ovation at the auditorium. j
The list, giv en by General Walker, of
those who were to ridt In the proces?
sion In carriages <u<l not Include the
name of General Wheeler. The public
cannot see why Wheeler's name \Va?
overlooked. General Walkr claims
that the unfortunate blunder was due
to his committee, but the committee
men Indignantly deny that they were
in any \<.iy connected with the affair.
Judge Brawley, uenerat wneelcr's lvst,
will, in the Stinday News to-morrow,
review the winde proceeding and say
that General Walker will have to ac?
cept the blame unless he can show that
his orders were not carr cd out.
General Walker will reply in the
same paper, claiming a confusion of
orders by two committees. General
Walker says that as commander of the
parade it was to his Interest to make
it as great a success as possible; that
General Wheeler's distinguished ser?
vices in two wars entitled him to every
'consideration. General Walker re?
grets profoundly that even the semb?
lance of discourtesy should have been
shown General Wheeler.
? uiiioil,? Khlsht? Kleef ttlticern.
(By Telegraph to VIrglntan-Pllot.)
Kansas City, Mo., May 13.- The
twelfth bl-entlial convention of the Su
preme Council. Catholic Knights of
America, adjourned sine die t '-night.
St. Louis was aecepl'd as the eltv of
permanent headquarters. The follow?
ing Officers were elect,,1:
President. P. J. O'Connor, Georgia:
Vlce?Presldent, Will.am Bleklee, Texas;
Secretary. J. C. Carroll. Norfolk. Vu.;
Treasurer, Glrard Reiter, Vincennes,
Ind.: Trustees. William A. Kelley.
TCarnsfjs City, and .1. C. Piireell, Pcnn
AMERICA AND GERMANY
rgotialiotis Ta'::. Uj; "o? ? ?:
The K?lner Will I,end l*olciit Alii mill
Will Not Permit Hie I'owerlnl lu
lorestH In Nluuil In Hie Wny ? Anier
Icnn Heal Allnrkeil.
(Copyright, 1S99, the Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 13.?Negotiations for a
commercial treaty between the United
States and Germany have now been
taken UP in earnest at this end of the
line. The United States Ambassador,
Mr. Andrew IX White, expects that, de?
spite the number of formidable obsta?
cles that must be overcome, such a
treaty as will he satisfactory to both
nations will crown Hie efforts of the
representatives of the two govern?
ments. There is every reason for say?
ing that the German Government, and
notably the Foreign Minister, Baron
Von Buelow, will do Its best to over?
come the difficulties ?>r the task of for?
mulating such a treaty.
EMPEROR WILLIAM'E AID.
The Foreign Olllco is having the
potent aid of Emperor William, as well
as the sympathetic co-operation of rep?
resentatives of all the Herman States
In the Blindesrath, and is determined
not to permit the obstinate avers.on of
the powerful Agrarian interests to
stand in the wny of such an Important
bond with America. The Emperor
made Clear the fact that he views such
a treaty most favorably, in the course
of recent expressions to Baron Von
Buelow. The main difficulty that Mr.
White has encountered thus far In: the
preliminary c?TTTcTences at the minis
try of Foreign Affairs Is the erroneous
idea Hint bus taken hold of the Ger?
man mind and been systematically fos?
tered by the Agrarian nnd other news?
papers that trade with the United
States has latterly ben distill ti> un?
AMERICAN MFAT ATTACKED.
The onslaughts of all the Agrarian or?
gans upon American meat this week
has been of the most Violent descrlo
tlon. A number of cablegrams have
been reprinted from certain papers in
America considerably increasing the
volume of these attacks. The Kreuz
Zeitung reiterated Hi/ statement that
American meat Inspection is a farcy.
The Deutsche Fleischer X. .nine, tin
organ of the butchers, st ted that a
part of tlie steaunr Bulgaria's cargo
consisted of American horse meat.
which was auction.1 off at Hamburg
and is now being- sold under a false
Hag to German consumers. This state
ment. whii h has been widely clri ulnted,
has unfavorably influenced public opin?
Ambassador White had several con?
ferences this week with Foreign Minis?
ter VonBuelOW regarding the meat in?
spection hill, lt .th of these officials
hope that the Reichstag will pass a
measure that will be acceptable to
THE NAVY INCREASE.
The vigorous agitation in favor nf
an Increase In the navy extra appro?
priation that was sanctioned by the
Reichstag, contlnm s. The Flotten
Vorein, a naval society with a member?
ship of io.ooo. urges that the nation
hasten the building of m-w ve?3S is. and
demands the increase If Germany is not
to be outmanoeuvred by more actlvi
nations In all points of the world where
a vigorous display of naval power may
THE CROWN PRINCE.
The Crown Prim * of Germany will
commence his studies at the Universiry
of Bonn, at Eastertide, next year. Iii?
parents are much worried because
scrofula, which trouble! t!i? younger
days of the older sons, has broken out
in the younger children. The physi?
cians have ordered Prince Joachim',
Prince Oscar and Princess Victoria to
Kreuznach. Prince Adolbert'fl cruise
around the world hit* been postponed
for the same reason.
The Foreign Office has received no?
tlflcatlon that l>r. V, n Schwei hits has
been appointed as the American repre?
sentative to tie. Tu' ? ? ; ?.'.?rg.es-?.
The Worst in the History of
TWENTY-EICHT ARE DEAD
oi hi,. Fifty Injured Sorna JIht Hot
Recover? Cum? of the Disaster ln?
volvrd In .Mjrnlcry-Trnvcl Heavy
nnil Inelniled Many I'romlatut
1'enpii. ? The Women EncBped
Dcntli mid ??nly Ono Wna Injnred
? Heading; Kt?lli-ond OfUclnls und
nnil iUo coroner's Jury tv ill laves*
Heute tlio M reck.
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Reading. Pa., May 13.?The wreck
which occurred laat night on tho Phil?
adelphia and Reading Railway at Exe-1
"ter. six miles south of here, was prob?
ably the worst that has ever occurred
In this State., Twenty-eight dead and
tlfty injured, some so badly that they
-may not recover, la -the awful result
of the accident.
INVOLVED IN MYSTERY.
The cause of the disaster Is still in?
volved in mystery and ofllclals1 of the
road are investigating lit order to place
the blame. The man In the signal to'w-gj
?? Exel . station claims to have had
the sign.'is properly displayed. In a
statement to-day General Superintend?
ent Swelgard, of the Reading Railway,
said the prime cause of the accident
was a block of freight cars on the
track, which was taking a siding at
Birdsboro, and which compelled the
express to stop at Exeter. It is not
known as yet whether a signal man
was sent back to notify the special or
The express from WilMajttsport
known as train No. 12 and ulso as the
??Cannon Ball," leaves Reading for
Philadelphia at 8:30 p. m. It did not
leave on time last night, owing to
waiting for Harrlsburg connections.
The travel from Harrisburg was very
heavy, owing to the large number of
people who attended the monument un?
veiling ceremonies. A special train
was brought Into requisition to accom?
modate the crowds. At Exeter the first
train stopped briefly for orders und
had Just started when the special
crashed Into It.
Many prominent men were passen?
gers on the forward train,-among them
Senator Boies Penrose. Colonel Henry
D. Paxson, of Philadelphia; General
.lohn W. Schall, of Norrlstown, and
Col. iul George Schall, the General's
brother, who was killed.
On the sc.-ond train were some twen?
ty veterans of Ilartranft's Eifty-tlrst
Regiment, w hich he commanded In the
civil war. and a company of the Sev?
enth Pennsylvania Infantry. National
Guard, a few of whom were Injured.
THE WOMAN ESCAPED.
A strange feature of the disaster was
the fact that not one woman was killed
and only one was Injured.
Norristown is In mourning, as th->
greatest number of dead and injured
n . i it..idi. nl.' of that pkneei
This afternoon Coroner Wilson IT.
Botlnrmel empanelled a jury und v.ls
'tir.g the dierent morgues, there view?
ed the bedies.
The Jury adjourned to assemble nt
the call of the coroner. When naked
when he would hold the inquest Coro?
ner Rothermel replied that he thought
it would be Tuesday afternoon, but
th t he could hot state definitely. They
left on a special train at 1 p. m. and
viewed the scene of the- wreck.
Superintendent Wilson, of the main
line division, when asked If it was not
a mistake for the train to back to the
station, replied: "l think the train
sJaould have been left sthere It stopped.
Cut I cannot speak of the er.use until
the matter Is thoroughly Investigated.''
The corrected list of killed is us fol?
Kill..! John Rllngluff. IT. Thompson.
Frank Sower. Henry G. Wentz. John
Taylor, John H. KuntZ, George Schall.
William l ewis. Charles H. White. John
II. Coulston, died at hospital; William
i'. Camm, II. G. Hartford, Norman
Holmes, aged 13. nil of Norrlstown; H.
Huchberger, Gulf Mills: J. E. Filmtin
and C. 11. Howell, Reading: John
Johnston and Elmer Shelly, Hatboro;
Captain G. C. Elcholtx, Downing town;
Charles G. Leaf. Port Washington;
Samuel R. Beatty, Conshohoeken; C
L. Laverty. Harrisburg; Daniel H.
Voder and Lueien J. Custer, aged 19,
Injured T. II .V.l!e. at NorrMtow*.
legs broken, face badly cut; William
Preeborn, 50, Norrlstown, leg fractured,
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