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16 the only newspaper in Newport News that receives full Associated 'rese report. VOL. X.. NO. 243 WASHED TO DEATH itY A HUGE WAVE Glfant'c Sea Sweeps Merry Mak? ers Prom (he Deck of Campania. HVIi DROWNED; THIRTY HURT Vessel's Matron Saves Little Children From Watery Grave?Young Woman Has Botli Legs Broken at the Thigh. Others Surfer Firom Broken Arms and Rib*:. (Hy Associated Press.1 MOW YORK. Oct. 14.?Five llv?s arc known to have been lest and more than thirty persons injured on the Ouiiaril line steamer Campania last Wednesday, when a gigantic wave rolled over the steamer and swept across a deck thick wlrh steerage passengers. John Graham, of .Milwaukee, wn.; one of the passengers washed over hoard and lost. He was traveling In the steerage. The others' who are known lb have lost their lives were iwe Irish pirls, a Danish hoy. and a man whose nationality has not ye! been.ascribed. Going Under Full Headway. The Campania was going under full headway Wednesday afternoon. A heavy sea. was running. The steerage deck was covered with merrymakers and there was noth? ing to indicate the approaching dis? aster, when suddenly the big steamer lurched to port and scooped up an enormous se.'i. Buried Under Water. The steamer's side was buried *o deep that the passengers on the deck above the steerage were submerged in their waists as the Immense vol? ume of water rolled aft and then sue. eil forward. One young woman had both legs broken at the thigh and several per? sons suffered broken arms and ribs, while more than a score were bruised ami battered. When the wave elenred the vessel, Hie forward part of the deck was strewn with injured. Woman Saves Children's Lives. Prom one of the steerage passengers ii was learned that the lives of Beveral children were saved by a stewardess, .Miss cotes, and a deck hand, The In tie ones were p-laying about, the deck when they were caught in the sw'irl of water and carried aft with the others. j On the return rush of the wave the children were being carried direct' j toward the open door through which Jhe five who lost their lives had been carried, when Miss Cotes and the steward rushed to their rescue and dragged them back to safety. Wednesday's disaster marks the llrst time in the Gunard line's history of more than sixty years that a pas? senger hns been lost from one of its steamers hy accident. Waves Nearly Mountain High. Although several of the passengers thought that the Campania stopped in an attempt to save those who were dashed overboard the officers say that this was an Impossibility. Both pas? sengers ami officers say that the waves in Wednesday's gale were the highest they have ever seen. At times they broke as high as the top of the smokestacks. An hour before the ac? cident p. second officer on the bridge was struck by the descending crest of a wave, knocked down and rendered unconscious. H>> was taken to the hospital. Many steerage passengers upon lauding at the dock fell upon their knees ami offered prayers of thanks? giving over iheir safe arrival. VINCENT HASSELL AGAIN IN TOILS Young Man is Now Charged With Stealing Fountain Pens From His Employer. After surrendering himself at the police station to answer to the charge of larceny. H. Vincent Hassell, 20 years old, was yesterday released up? on his own recognizance to appear before Justice Brown Tuesday tunn? ing. Several weeks ago, while he was In NEWF tho employ of J. D. Rohlkcu & Co., llnssei was suspected of stealing a number ol .ens. valued at about $1". , When confronted with the charge, he Is said to have made a confession to Chief of Police Reynolds. Hassel has a young wife who Is in delicate health. His widowed mother is nearly prostrated with grief and on account of these circumstances Mr, Dohlken is no* Inclined to prosecute the case. During the rast summer Hassel was arrested oil the charge of forging the names of Messrs. J. G. l.lvezey ami S. S. Archibald to a note for *4n. He co?i | fessed his guilt, bill was released be? cause Messrs. Livezey and Archibald I pleaded his cause in the police court .At tli?' time the yt.ung man was em I ployed in the otllce of Hie local audi I tor al the shipyard. AN AGREEMENT REACHED. Exposition and Labor Representatives Satisfied. Committees representing the board of governors of the Jamestown Expo I sit ion Company and organized labor in 'Tidewater Virginia, met in Norfolk j Friday night and reached an agree j mein which is said to have been en? tirely satisfactory to all parties con? cerned. Nothing concerning the agreement was given out for publication, the committees deciding thai it was advis? able to withhold information for the present. The labor organizations for .a long time have bepii urging the exposition governors to make an agreement of .some kind concerning the work to he I done on the site of the i'nir. "JIM CROW" SCHOOL Pennsylvania Town Follows in Wake of South. NEGROES ASK COURT'S A'D School Board Establishes a Separate Place for the -Blacks and They Ob' ject to Being Compelled to Keep Away trom White Children. '(By Associated I'rr-ss.l PITTSBURG, PA., Oct. 14.?The hoard of education of McMahon bor? ough, a suburb of Monessen, Pa., has stirred up much ill-feeling between the white and colored citizens by es? tablishing a "jim crow" school. The negroes claim there is no law in the state to compel them to send (heir children to the new school and the hoard declaring it is acting with? in tin' provisions of the law by sup? plying a school and teacher, has or? dered the truant office to enforce at? tendance. This afternoon the Afro-American League went into the county courts at Oreenshurg and secured a writ of mandamus against, the school board, compelling it to show cnuse why ne? gro children should not be permitted to attend the public schools. The rule is returnable next Friday. MR. EUBANK BACK AT HIS OLD DESK Deposed Deputy Collector Reinstated as Soon as He Returned From _ Sick Leave. Mr. Ed. N. Eubank, who was re-, dueed from the rank of deputy collec? tor to that of ordinary inspector In the customs service several months ago, yesterday resumed bis old desk, Mr. Ruins W. Powell, who was pro? moted to Mr. Eubnnk's place by Col? lector Stuart, stepped down and ngaiit became an ordinary inspector. Mr. Eubank returned Frioay night from Basic City, where he lias been recuperating from a severe spell of sickness. He called upon Deputy Col? lector Charles Spencer a*, the cus? toms house yesterday and, after the deputy had held a consultation with Captain Stuart Mr. Spencer admlnlsL eretl the usual oath to Mr. Eubank and the la'.ter formally resumed his position. It is understood that "Good morn? ing" were the only words exchanged between the collector and the relnstat-' od deputy. Both Messrs. Eubank and Moreoock, who were reduced in rank by Capiaiu Stuart, have now been put back in their places in accordance with Presi? dent Roosevelt's order. Rice Estate Worth Millions. (P.y Associated Proas.) NEW YORK. Oct. 14.?The estate of William M. Rice, the octogenarian millionaire who died September 25. Iflftn, and for whose death.by poison Albert T. Patrick was sentenced to death, is worth $3,300,577. ORT NEWS, VA., SUN 'GERMANS wli?TH" AT GREAT BRITAIN Recent Revelations Have Stirred Bitter Animosities Against the Engli>h. NATIONS READY TO BATTLE Teutons Now See Immediate Need of More Shins So As to Be Prepared fro Eventualities?Morocco Cause of War Clouds That Hover Over Europe. I (By Annoclated Pres*.! BERLIN, Oct. 14.?Tin; disclosures in France of alleged British offers of alliance against Germat|7 nre so thor? oughly believed here that the power? ful naval league with its 600,000 mem? bers and all the spsratus of agitation is already moving for a new naval I program that shall fun her increase ( Germany's defensive resources against Great Britain. I Popular distrust of Great Britain has naturally swollen to great pro? portions and the semi-official denials in London cannot overcome the con? victions now formed that Germany has had n narrow escape from a war In which, although she would have beeil victorious on land, would have re? sulted i" her being crushed at sea and damaged along the coast with the consequent destruction of her over? sea commerce. The events of the last four months have silenced '.he opponents of a naval increase except the Socialists and Radicals. Berlin Exonerates England-France. .BERLIN. Oct. 14.?The North Ger- | man Gazette prints ihls morning semi? official paragraph regarding the Ma? tin's revelations. It exonerates the French government fully of any con? nection with the so-called revelation and accepts frankly the British gov? ernment's denial of nn offered alli? ance. Great Britain Back of France. PARIS, Oct. 14.?Public opinion has been wrought up during the present j week by alleged revelations of Great ? Britain's readiness to invade Germany [ on behalf of France. These revels. i Hons excited intense political bitter ness. From the mass of contradictory rev? elations and denials the fact Stands 'out that the Morocco controversy I took Germany and France dangerously I near the verge of war and that Great j Britain, while not officially promising ? military nid, stood ready to giv" Prance her loyal support. Castro Gets a Respite. PARIS. Oct. 14.?The view prevails in official quarters that a month may elapse before a decision Is reached as to what steps shall be taken aaglnst Venezuela. This indicates that, there is a desire on the part of Prance to give President Castro ample opportunity to make amends. ST. VINCENT'S FAIR BROUGHT TO CLOSE Result of Diamond Contest Not An? nounced on Account of Mr. Olde wurtle's Absence. The St. Vincent's Catholic church fair, which has been in progress at 2614 Washington avenue for the past two weeks, was brought to a close last night, when almost all of the entire stock of goods left in the bazaar was disposed of at auction. A verv large crowd attended the fair and from R o'clock until 11 o'clock last night the hall was taxed to Its capacity with a jostling, good-natured crowd. The announcement of the winner In the voting contest between Mr. Geo. Oldewurtle. representing the Knights of Columbus, and Mr. E. ,f. Collins, representing the Ancient Order fliiier. nians, was not made last night, for the reason that Mr, Oldewurtle was in Baltimore, where he went to meet his sister, who returned from Europe yes? terday. The voteB will be counted at ttev. Father Wilson's residence this after? noon and the announcement, of the winner will be made tonight. It was announced last night that the church has realized a good sum from the fair, which has been a very suc? cessful one, considering the drawback to which the committee In charge was subjected In not being able to conduct It along the lines of former bazaars [held here. . . t k jgfcfl&?3SUB DAY, OCTOBER 15, WOMEN IN PANIC LEAP FROM FLAMES Grand Stand at a Pair Catches on Tire and Many Are Hurt. LAST OIT SEVERFLY BURNED In Wreck on Baltimore & Ohio One j Woman is Kill?d and Several Are Injured ? Passenger Cars Side? swipe Loaded Coal Cars on a Siding. I (n>- Associated Prem?.) BUCYRIIS, OHIO. Oct. 14.?While the ia<-es r.t the county lair this after? noon were on i he Brand Bland was discovered to l?- on lire. A panic fol? lowed the first announcement. Spectators In the grand stand rush? ed lor the exit and soon blocked th" only passage In safety. Excited wo men. children and men leaped over the front of the stand upon the track, twelve feel below, ami many were injured. Those who left the grand stand last were badly burned ns the big pine Imihling went like lindor. Within throe minutes after the (ire was dis? covered ihe stand was wrapper in Humes. The (Ire was caught up by 11 stiff breeze and was driven across ?the grounds, communicating from building to building. Women in charge of exhibits in the halls had only time to their per. sonal helcnglngs ami escape. ' Hit less than half an hour. Hie entire fair was wiped out. ] Many Women Hurt in a Wreck. String Fi eld, ill., Oct. h? t?i..? Royal Blue Limited train on the Bal? timore Al- Ohio Southwestern Railroad, westbound, was wrecked near Spring? field tonight, killing Mrs. .lohn M?sch, of Virginia, III., and probably fatal.lv injuring Mrs. .lames Gardner, J. D. Tippett and Mrs. Win. Lynch, all of Illinois. Several oilier passengers were hurt. Through the failure of a reralllng switch to work, two cars of coal had run partly on the main track from a coal mine switch. The locomotive of the passenger train scraped the coal cars, but the baggage car hit them squarely, knocking two passenger coaches and the baggage car off the track. The Injured all lived in Illi? nois. DOCKMASTER WEST HAS RIBS BROKEN Knocked From His Bicycle Yesterday Afternoon by Grocery Wagon Driven by Small Boy. Mr. Minos J. West, dockmaster at' the local shipyard, bad two ribs on his right side broken by being knocked from his bicycle and run over by Mr. Herbert P. Rosenbergers gr.ocery wagon, in front of Cameron's drug store, corner Huntington avenue and Forty-fourth street, about .'i o'clock yesterday afternoon. At the lime of the accident Mr. West was riding up Huntington ave? nue on his wheel on the way to his home at 2:11 Forty-eighth street. Th? wagon, which was being driven by Charles lmbler a small white boy, was going up the avenue, and when near the cyclist the driver pulled in toward the curb and Mr. West turned to his right to avoid nn accident, but as be did so the boy in the wagon changed his course again and the] wagon shaft struck the cyclist a hard! blow on his right side, hurling him to the pavement. As the wagon was going at a rather rapid rale the horse and front wheel had passed over the prostrate man he fore they could be brought to n stand? still by colliding with Dr. .!. T. Bux ton's buggy, which was standing he side the curl) In front of Cameron's drug store. Several men who witnessed the ac? cident, moved the Injured man into the drug store, where Dr. Buxton, who was in the store at the time, set the? broken hones. Mr. West was then taken In the Buxton's buggy to his home on Forty-eighth street, where an examination wns made ami Iiis wounds were dressed. Dr. Buxton stated last, night that the injury, though painful, will not necessarily he dangerous, and he hopes for a speedy recovery1 of his pa? tient, who in now confined to his bed. Jamaica Shocked Twice. (tly Associated Press.) KINGSTON. JAMAICA. Oct. 11.? Two earthquake shocks of unusual duration and affect lug the whole of Lite island at Jamalen wore fell here Mils wools. Pulitzer Weds a Webb. Son ol the Owner ol '"World" Marries Into the "Four Hundred." illy Assoeluted Press.) KIIEI.IU'KNIC. VT? Oct. 14.?Fred Ika Vamlerliill Webb, daughter of Dr. und Mrs. W. Suwnril Webb, of 8liel iinriie and New Vork, mid Halph Pu Ihzer, sun hi Joseph Pulitzer, Hie owner of ihu New York "World," were married in Trinity Episcopal church m noon today. Republicans Held for Trial. i Hy Associated Press.) PHILADELPHIA, P.V., Oct. 14.? Abraham L. English* director of the public safety during; the administration of Samuel H. Ashbridge und others accused of conspiracy to defraud the city, the defendants wen- held today in $"..iiini hail for court. CHOLERA IN POLAND. j Forty.Seven Cases in Last Week. Twenty-Foui4 Fatal. (By Associated Press.) ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 14.?Forty seven, cases of cholera, twenty-four of them resulting fatally, occurred in Poland between October 5 ami October II, Miners Still Entombed. (By Associated Pro??., i FREDERICKTOWN. PA., Oct. I I ? The six miners entombed 1,500 feet from the' pit in the Clyde mine yester? day as a result of a Ore-damp explo? sion, have not yet been rescued. LOOTERS SENTENCED United States Congressman is Sent to Prison. OREO AN LANf) FRAU) CASES Legislator's Partner Gets Off With a Lighter Term on Account of His Old Age?"-Appeals for a Stay Are Pend? ing in Court. (Ry AMtnehM'O' Press.) PORTLAND. OREGON. Oct. 14 ? John Newton Williamson, congress? man from the Second Oregon district, convicted of subornation of perjury in connection with the land frauds in Oregon, was sentenced by Judge Hunt in the United Stales court today to serve ten mouths imprisonment and to pay a line of $500. He whs also rep rimamleil by the court for his failure to set a good example in his exalted public position. Marion R. Higgs. formerly United States commissioner, was given an equal penalty. In the case of Dr. Gesner. convicted of being a fellow conspirator to suborn perjury, had his Imprisonment reduced one-half owing to old age and feebleness. Van Gesner was William? son's partner in the sheep business. Appeals are pending and a stay of execution wns made pending a fur? ther order of Hie court. WOULD MOURNS FOR GREAT ACTOR Flags at Half-Mast and Funeral Marches Are Played in T heatres. ? (Ry Associated Press.) LONDON. Oct. 14.?The body of Henry Irving will reach London to? morrow. Flags were placed at luilf-mnst on many of 'the theatres in Ixmdon to day. and the afternoon and evening performances in the theatres through? out the country closed with the or? chestras playing a dead march. At the Queen's Hull concert, Chopin's funeral march was played, the vast audience standing. Ellen Terry, who is playing at Bir? mingham, is reported to be prostrated with grief and did not appear at to? night's performance. TORPEDO BOATS IN CRASH AT PRACTICE The Blakely Damaged in Collision With the Dunont While Off Newport. Illy Associated Preas.) NEWPORT, Oct. 14.?While engag? ed in torpedo flotilla practice off the Reef lightship yesterday the bow of the Blakely was in collision with the Dupont. The Blnkely's bow was bent, but the damage was not serious enough to render the vessel unmanageable. She Will go Into drydock to effect jr/e?alrs. The DupO r was not In? jured. THE WF.Al HER, Pai 11/ cloudy ttunda, ami Monday; light to t.ysti south wM.it. PRICK TWO CK NTS-. AD1HIRAL EVANS WANTS CASH Government Appropriation for Entertainment for Prince l.'kely. \ REGULAR FUM> IS NEED Fl) Naval Officers Say Money They Spend in Extending Government Courte? sies it a Orain on Their Incomes? Department Should Raise the Funds. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, D. (*. Oct. 14.? Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, com mander?ln-chlef of the North Altantlo Heel, came to Washington today, und naval officers expect thai before lie leaves some arrangement will be made whereby government money may lie provided tor the entertainment of the officers and men of the British cruis? er squadron under Prince l.ouls of Battenburg, which will visit Annapolis and'New York next Month. Only $1,000 Allowed. Naval officers were Interested lu the news published ibis morning that only $l,U0n had been allowed Roar Ad? miral Evans for entertainment pur? poses. None of this according to precedent, may he spent for cigars or wines. Ii Is the opinion in Washington that Hie officers and men of the ft/eot Should not he submitted I" the ex? pense of this exchange of courtesies, for the event Is regarded as one of ? national Importance rather than per? sonal pleasure. Congress Net Llhcra.1,,, Congress has been liberal In provid? ing for the navy In many ways, bill the rear of criticism from temperance quarters has apparently discouraged any effort for mi entertainment fund. The money that 'American officers have spent in the last ten years In entertainment us.au Official duty would aggregate many thousands of dollars. Young Men Hard Hit. Many of the younger officers in tho service can ill afford to malte the re? quired outlay. Their pay is small and a contribution to the entertainment fund means rigid economy elsewhere. Every officer without independent means mid who has a family to sup? port must think when at sea to save something against the time of shore duty, for an arbitrary law limits the pay of officers on shore duly to fifteen per cent, less than their sea pay, al? though the expense of living ashore is steadily increasing. There is a fund in the state depart? ment which can he allotted for the purpose of entertainment If necessary. Gothamites Anxiqus to Vote. (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Oct. 14.-?The total registration in the city of New Yorl:. three days, is 400,051, as compared with 488.078 for tho corresponding pe? riod in ioo:i. EMPERORS SIGN PEACE TREATY By the Ratification of Pact the War Between Russia and Japan is Ended. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, I). C. Oct. 14 ?Thi) Emperor Of Russia and the Emperor of Japan this morning signed their respective copies of the peace treaty, thus officially ending the war. Pence Conference Called. WASHINGTON, I). C. Oct. 14.?The state department today made public the invitations of the Russian govern menl t" a second conference at Tliu Hague and the President's response. Naval Hero Visits Great Temple. TOKIO, Oct. 14.?Admiral Togo landed from his flagship lit Ise Hay to? day and proceeded direct to the (lro.it. Ise Temple to worship. Railroad Company Formed. (By Associated Press.) BEAUFORT. N. C. Oct. M. The Beaufort and Wentern Railway was organized today, with $250,000 capital to build a bridge' and railroad from, Beaufort to Morehead City.