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VOL. 2. INX). 4S1.
Want H. S. Barbour Deposed
from the Administratorship.
Ulll Filed In Equity Fornn Accounting:
and a Petition in Prolmto for TCi
Heinovnl Hits Bondsmen Also Seek
to Ho Relieed From Responsibil
ity Incompetency Alleged.
For some time the licirs of the late
James L Barlioiir, formerly senior member
of the firm of Barbour & Son, wholesale
grocers, at Nob fill aud 61G Pennsylvania
nicuiic, have been displeased with the
manner in which Mr Harrison 6. Harbour,
us administrator, was condut ting thesct Ue
inent of his father's estate.
This diipb-nMire culminated yosterday
by the filing of a bill in equity by Airs
-Annie E. Harbour, the widow, and other
heirs asking for an accounting of the
estate. m
Simultaneously a petition was filed
the wMlowand next of kin in the probate
court requesting the removal of Mr Barbour
Jr , Ah admimstrator.
The bondsmen of Mr. Barbour also asked
leave to he released from further re
The reasons for all of these actions were
briefly explained by the documents as
trace We to incompetency and inattention
on the part of the administrator.
About two 3 ears ago Mr. James L. Bar
bour died worth approximately $1,000,
(00 About $400,000 worth of the estate
Ml to the province of an administrator for
FeUleinent The yL Harrison S. BartKur,
captain of tbt President's Tioop, was ap
Ttomtod administrator.
He was compelled to give a lknd of $3G0,
000 Hk bondsmen were Horatio Browning,
B Kendall, OHtr Thompson. B. J. Earu-t-hav.
0 G Maples, Aloert Carey, and Mr.
Barbour's four sibWrs, Mrs. Mary V. Mc
Cartney. Mr Annie E. Irwiu.Mifis Virginia
Barbour, and M Annie Barbour.
It appears that for some tmic the other
heirs liave not lx-en pleased with tire
administrator's accounting.
On May 15 last the heirs entered into an
agreement in "which the administrator
promised to ret-urii and ask for the ap
pointment immediately of a receiver, if
on examination bis conducting of the
estate vs uisati-factory.
A committee -was appointed io investi
gate and Teport Ttic members of tins
committee -were Messrs Trank Hume,
N H Shea, and Charles E. Bear.
Tlte committee made its report on June
14 Tliey found that there was a shrink
age in tiie assets in tlie firm of James L.
Barbour & Son on May 10, 16H5, of
60 .916.82 from those of Fehruary 3,
In tlie Washington Flour and Feed Com
pany they reported a shrinkage of $20,
337 21 in the assets for tlie same space
of time.
After the report of the oommiltee was in
Mr Barbour did not resign and the other
heirs brought the suit yesterday.
In tlie petitioners' bill they charged in
competency and inattention to business
While their complaint was comparatively
free of specific charges, it intimated that
Mr Barbour had been too progressive
and not at all careful in the enlargement
of his business enterprises.
He wanted to enlarge on to grand a
scale, the complainants said, regardless
r the outcome.
"When the bondsmen saw the report of
the committee they felt that they no
longer oared to act as surety and based their
reason for withdrawal on the matters con
tained In the committee's roport-
They had reason to believe they would
When a Times reporter attempted to
see Mr. Barbour lastevening the latter could
not bo found. It was learned that he -was
In the city tlioirgb. he -was not jesterday
at the home of his mother. No. 921 Far
ragutt square. A friend of his said:
"Mr. Barbour is as close-mouthed as a
clam, even among his friends, about his
personal affairs, but It is my opinion that
this Is the beginning of a fight to the
end in the Barbour estate, Mr. Barbour
has expended a great deal of money prob
ably, but he has done it conscientiously
an be saw proper, and I think there "will
be little to his detriment come out of the
Crazed by Illness She Hangs Tier
Bnbict and Attempts Suicide.
(By Associated Tress )
rittsburg, July 10. A terrible tragedy
occurred in Allegheny to-nfght from which
two persons ore dead and a third will die.
Mrs.' Lena Roosener, the wife of a tan
ner, rosWtng on Spring Hill, Allegheny,
has been in poor hoolth for the past ten
To-day while her husband was at work
she hung bur three-year-old daughter to
the head of a bedpost. She then tied a
cloth around the throat of,hor soveu-months-old
baby, from the cffoct6 of which it will
Aftor committing these crimes she hung
herself b placing a rope around the hinge
of a cupboard and then around her neck
and allowing herself to fall to the floor.
Fortunately two other children wereaway
Visiting relatives, or they might have suf
fered a similar fate. The deed is attributed
to ill health
More Coal Loaded Than on Any Day
Since the Strike.
(By Associated Press.)
Bluefield, W. Va., July 10. The mining
section about Elkborn na6 been very quiet
to-day and there was more loading of coal
than on any previous day since the strike
Colonels Car rand White, who were sent
hore to watch the situntion by Governor,
McCorklc, returned to their fields from this
city to-night,
Oliver Ray, wno iB said to have made a
speech threatening tlie destruction of rail
road property, was brought here to-day and
is now In Jail. He will have a trial before
Commissioner Burton to-morrow.
Arrival of Xicarusrimn Commission.
Key "West, Fla,, July 10. The Nicaragua
Canal Commission will arrive here Satur
day on the United States warship Mont
gomery. It is requested that the Mascotto
be held over Saturday night to await their
arrival. It is reported the health authori
ties will not .allow them to land until they
undergo quarantine restrictions.
Hetnrn of Consul Hull.
New York, Julj' 10 Mr. John D. Hall,
United States consul general at Forto
Rico, arrived here to-day on the steamer
South (Janibria from St- Johns, P. RE.
Got your Cabinet Photo Free.
Iowa Republicans' Convention Nom
inates Him -For Governor.
Platform Ignore Siler und Liquor
Isniies and Denounces the Demo
cratic Administration.
(By United r'ress.)
Dos Moines, Iowa, July 10. Tlie wcll
orgainzed forces of Gen. rr.mcis Marion
Drake, of Centerville, achieved a signal
victory m the Republican State conven
tion, this afternoon, wile nhe "was nomi
nated for Governor on the biMIi ballot
after one of the most warmly contested
ante-convention campaigns ever witnessed
in Iowa.
Gen Drake had as his chief competitor
ox -United States Senator James Y
ex-United States Senator James F Harlan,
of Mount Pleasant, uman highly esteemed in
Iowa and especially bclot ed by Republicans
because of the conspicuous part ho took m
tlie politics of the country during the
civil war periodatidbecaiiseofhUfrlendshlp
for President Lincoln.
Gen.Drake, who s equally popular, was
backed by a shrewdly organized following
of working politicians. The third strongest
candidate for governor on the opposing
ballot was ex-State Senator Matt Parrott,
of Waterloo, who was given the second
place on the ticket, defeating for lenomlna
tion Lieut. Gov. Dungan,, of Chnriton
There were seven other candidates for
governor: J. B Harsh, of Creston; E S
Ormsby, of Emmeltsburg; J. L Knmrar,
of Wester City; W. M McFailaud, of Eslher
ville; the present secretary of State, State
Senator A. B Connway, of New Sharon,
F. C Letts, of Marshalltown, and W. S
Russel, of Perry. Tlie strength of each
rapidly disappeared after the first ballot-.
Supreme Judge Josiah Given, of Dcs
Monies; State Supt. Henry Sabm, of Chn
ton, Tind Railroad Commissioner George
W Perkins, of Farragut, were renominated
without difrienlty.
There "was no contest in the convention
over tlie platform, which ignores the
prohibition question among State issues
as lieiug out of Khttcs, and, after de
nouncing tlHj national Democratic admin
istration for its incompetency, practically
reaffirms the Minneapolis platform Of
1892 on tlie leading national issues.
No attempt was made lo secure a declara
tion for free silver A resolution, adopted
bv the caucus of the Second district dele
gate4;, favoring a law permuting the man
ufacture of liquors in the State was pre
sented to the committee on resolutions,
but was ignored Senator Allison was
present and received an enthusiastic wel
come, but did liot make a speech. The
platform lorses him for President.
Senator AUUon Loudly Cheered and
HliifliiiiS Like u Girl.
(By United Press )
Des Moines, July 10. An unexpected
but highly dramatic and interesting feat
ure of the convention occurred when Sen
ator Allison came on the platform. There
was a pandemonium of cheering, to which
Senator Allison responded with a gra
cious bow and was then seated.
A few moments latex Temporary Chair
man Lane referred to Allison as a Presi
dential possibility, and tlie applause be
came so great and continued that ex
Umted States Senator George C. Wright,
or this it j. led the distinguished statesman
again to the front of the stage, while he
blushed like a schoolgirl and tears of joy
rolled down his cheeks.
Final Setj lenient Between tlie Det
weiler and Hay ! not Ions.
(By Associated Press.)
Rochester, N. Y , July 10 A telegram
from Meade D. Detweiler, grand ruler of
the Jamestown faction of the Elks, gives
the following as the terms of compromise
agreed upon at Atlantic City:
"Submission to subordinate lodges of the
constitution adopted here last year for their
ratification; lodges instituted by Brother
Findlay and myself to be recognized as
regular; payment of per capita tax to
whichever side to be accepted as full pay
ment; all money and property held by Grand
Secretary Smith and mself to be sur
rendered; question of payments of bills to
be submitted to special committeo; all suits
to be dismissed."
Grand Exalted Ruler Hay, in speaking
of the settlement of the differences between
the Jamestown aud Atlantic City factions,
"This Is the best moment of my life. It
is the result of my prayers and endeavors
for years, and in welcoming Mr. Detweiler
we welcome all the Elks in the country."
The terms upon which the order was united
provides that the constitution adopted at
Atlantic City last year be submitted to the
subordinate lodge and if not ratified by a
majority then the constitution of Detroit
will bo in effect; that tlje nine lodges ad
mitted by the Jamestown faction be con
sidered legal and given juew numbers, be
ginning at 30S. '
All lodges that have paid their per capita
tax "to tho Jamestown grand lodge will be
coiiHiderad as paid to the regular grand
lodge. The question of paying bills in
curred by tlie Jamestown faction was re
ferred to a committee.
He Hefitsed to Ho Hied by Hluck-
miiilcr WckkcI.
(By Associated Press.)
PITTSDDRGH, July 10 Jonu S. Duss,
senior trustee of the Economite society, was
murderously attacked last night by John
"NVeggel, a hanger-on at Harmony, who
testified against Duss in the Milt for the
control or the immeuse properties of the
society, and who afterward testified iu
favor of Dues.
The Btory goes that "Wcggel called on
Dubs at the Great House last night and dc-'
manded $5,000 or he would again testify
against him. Duss refused, and "Wcggel
struck him twith his crutch, stunning
Then he attacked Mrs. Duss, but a ser
vant pulled him away. By this time
Trustee Duss had recovered, and dealt
Weggel a knock-out blow.
Holy Father's Comment on Mgr. Sa
tolll'H "Work For tlie "University.
(By Associated Press.)
Rome, July 10. The Osservatore Romano
officially denies the reports that Cardinal
Gibbons protested to the pope against
the apostolic delegation in the United
States, adding that on the contrary, Cardinal
Gibbons, Bishops MacDonnell, Tierney.Mc
Govern, and other bishops whohave recently
been in Rome, expressed to the pope their
With regard to Archbishop Salolll, the
paper declares that Cardinal Gibboas ex
pressed to the pope the high esteem and
symathy he enjoys in the United States
and praised the impulse which Archbishop
Satolll has given to the Itomau Catholic
University in "Washington.
Steamer Macalester to Marshall Hall
and Indian Head, Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evenings at 6:30 p. ni.
i ill ibB i JlBIIIHSi: FsISs oil PbobIb
vsMW m x W tv IP .HrarJrr UniHnlniE
msime m wj mwi ibida
iU JZtor-TSir- -VSHiCl
"::::: Iciy s3g0 -SorSiM' .&&Sil! I
Chosen Ghief Magistrate of tlie
Cuban Republic.
He Proposes, However, to Remain in
Cuba and Fllit in the Lnst Dlteh.
Spunihh HeidentObjPcUto Campos
Mild Policy Strength of the Revo
lution at Law Villa.
(By Associated Press.)
Jacksonville, Fla,, July 10. A special
totlieClii7enfrom.ew Yorknnnouncesthat
at a secret meeting of the Cuban convention,
Estrada I'almn was unanimously elected
as delegate to fill the place of the deceased
Jo-e Marti and tli.it Manuel Sunguilly was
chosen president of the Cuban Republic
and will leave New York in a few days
for Cuba.
Qucrnda was re-elected secretary of the
Cuban revolutionary society in the United
States and Guerra wax re-elected treasurer
(From a Staff Correspondent of the United
Santiago De Cuba, July 1 , via Key West,
July 10. Five hundred volunteers, headed
by Commander Casallas, with arras am
munition and horses, joined the rebel ranks
last week. The men formerly belonged to
the famous regiment of volunteers of
Cainajuani which. In the war ten jears
ago, rendered notable services to the Span
ish government. It is reported that Com
mander Casallas wis killed in the first en
counter his regiment had with Spanish
In Puerto Principe, the Cubans loyal to
the Spanish government appointed a com
mission of three leaders of the first war
and several other prominent gentlemen to
go and have a conference with Maximo
Gomez with the view of prevailing upon
him to leave the Island.
Failing in their efforts to get an au
dience, the committee wrote Gomez a
letter stating their desire. He, it is said,
returned the letter unopened, with the
statement that he knew its contents through
current rumors, and that he could not con
sider the subject; that he was not dis
posed to leave the country, but that he
would fight to tlie last ditch.
The sanitary condition of this city con
tinues very bad. From the 25th to the 29th
of Juno there were scveurj-six deaths,
twenty-six of whom were soldiers. The
dcatb rate for tho past three months shows
a frightful increase as compared with the
same period of 1894. Last j ear the deaths
reported for April were 09, May, 71, and
June, 35. This year's figures arc April,
157; May, 19 and while the Juno figures
are not yet known, the indications point to
something over 300.
The death rate in Puerto Principe is very
heavy, owing to the prevalence of yellow
fever, rorty-flvo per tent of the deaths
there arc of soldiers.
Since the beginning of the war Spain has
sent to this island 23 steamers with troops,
20,205 soldiers, 2G9 leaders and officers,
and 3 generals.
Rullwny Train From Puerto Principe
Obliged to Put Back.
(By Associated Press.)
Havana, JulylOs A train bound from
Puerto Principe to Nuevitas has had to
return owing to the fact that the insurgents
have burned the bridges at Punta Pilon.
It Is now stated that the insurgent
leader Garzon died from the wounds which
he received in the fight near Minas Dal
qulro., in the province of Santiago dc Cuba.
The three brothers Diax have sur
rendered, one at Santo Domingo and two
at Camajun ul, in the province of Santa Clara.
Mr. Vargas, an American citizou, has been
imprisoned at Remcdios, province of Santa
Clara. Mr. Springer, the United States
agent at the port of Caibarien, not far from
Remedios, has gone to the latter place.
New York, July 10. Tho Cuban societies
in tills and other cities of the United States
are intensely interested in the election of
n president for the Cuban republic, which
tho revolutionists hope to create.
The president will take charge of the
movement for independence. He will
further make efforts to secure from the
governments of this and other countries
recognition of the insurgent force as en
titled to tho rights of belligerents.
It had been reported that a convention
was to bo held to-day at the Fifth Avenue
Hotel for the selection of a president.
Reprcentativtu would be present, it was
said, from other Spanish-American coun
tries, as well as the United StaXes. At the
At tho Fifth Avenue Hotel, however, noth
ing was known oLsucli a meeting.
Verdict In the Robinson Assault Case
Gives Great Dissatisfaction.
(Special to The Times.)
Richmond. Va., July 10. A special from
Berryville, Va., says nenry Robinson, the
negro who attempted to criminally assault
Miss Maggie Nails neur that place, was
to-day convicted and given fourteen years
in the penitentiary.
The verdict gave great dissatisfaction,
and the Monticello Guards took the prisoner
to Charlottesville to prevent lynching.
Where Do Your Dollars
Freight Train on the P. W. & B.
Road Seizecl By Fifty Tramps.
Squud of Canton 1'ollco Quickly
bought to the Scene and One Va-
(By United PresB.)
Baltimore, July 10. Fifty tramps and
vagrant desperadoes seized a freight train
of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Bal
timore Railroad at JJay View Junction
last night and fired a fusiladeoCpktol shots
at tho engineer, fireman, conductor, and
That all the, train crew escaped is a
miracle. The mdn ret rented tothelocotrotive
cab, and when all wero safely aboard the
engine was uncoupled and the train left
to the mercy ot the gang, while the
locomotive and crew went flying to Can
ton, about three miles distant, for assist
ance. Tlje Canton squad of the Baltimore county
pollco force was speedily called together
from patrol duty. Five officers, each with
several pairs of handcuffs, a billy, and a
pairof double-action re vojversinhis pockets,
were put aboard tho engine. The party was
a small one to attack a mob of fitty, but
was all that could be mustered.
The return run to Bay View was quickly
made. Much to the surprise of the train
men, no attempt had beCiii madoto Injure
the cars. It was reared' when .hc train
was abandoned tho thvarted gang would
set fire to it out of'mnlice.
The gang had evidently rightly guessed
the engine had gone for assistance and
had taken to the woods to conceal them
selves. The plucky officers, with n revolver in
each hand, plunged into the woods. Tho
darkness was fo intense there the officers
could not see two feet ahead of them and
they dared not carry lanterns lest they
might become targets for bullets .
The officers found it was a literal case
of "the woods are full of 'em," and arrest
followed arrest in quick succession until
sixteen had ieen captured They were
loaded in a boxir,and,piardedby the of
ficers, hauled to Canton, where they were
locked up in the police station.
They included lwtli -white and black,
all ragged and dirty, and some of them
somewhat Intoxicated. They were surly
and defiant. Tho leader of the gang said
his name was John Dnlton, but denied being
related to the notorious Balton brothers.
At the hearing to day the sixteen men
were charged with trespassing on the prop
erty of tlie Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore Railroad Company, and were
sentenced to ten-day terms in Towson jail.
Charges of assault with intent to kill
would have been laid against them had
the trainmen been able to identify them
positively as their assailants, but owing
to the darkness it was an impossibility.
The prisoners were taken to Towson this
A "Wronged "Wife "Wreaks Revenge
Upon nrr Husband'- Paramour.
(By the United Press.)
Huntington, W Va., July 10. A street
car full of people were put in jeopardy of
their lives to-night, when Mrs Clarence
Chaff in, the wife of a prominent East
End citron, probtAly fatally shot Minnie
Orevall, a young Woman of bad reputation,
whom she met in the vehicle
The shooting was the culmination of a
scandal, that drove Mrs Chaff iu to dis
traction, and when 6he -aw the girl this
evening she could not restrain her jealous
rage and pulling a revolver she fired three
times, all the bullets taking effect in the
victim's breast.
The affair created much excitement, which
was particularly intense among the other
passengers on the street car.
Hundreds ot People In "Kansas Im
poverished by Floods..
(By Associated Press.)
Salina, Kas., July 10. Five hundred pen
plo have been driven from their homes in
this city alone. They have taken refuge
in school buildings and are being cared for
by citizens.
The valley of the Smoky has been deso
lated beyond-ulescription. Hundreds of
farmers and their families have had to fly
for their lives and crops are destroyed and
stock and buildings waBhed away.
The'damnge cannot be'estimated until the
water recedes. Bridges have been washed
away In grtiat numbers and dams and
mills greatly damaged.
Paris. July 10 MadameCarvnlho-Miolan,
the celebrated soprano who created the
part of Marguerite in the "Huguenots"
died to-day.
South Norwalk, Conn., July 10. Dudley
P. Ely, a millionaire resident of this city
has died of heart disease, aged 80.
Ottumwa, Iowa, July 10,-Seth Rich
ards, Iowa's wealthiest land-owner and
an Iowa ploneei, died at Oakland, Cnl.,
to-day, aged 83 His wealth is esti
mated at $6,000,000.
BulhlUiem, Pa., July lO.-Rev. S. II.
Phillips, of Durham, one of the best known
reformed clergymen in Pennsylvania, died
to-day of blcod poisoning at St. Lukes hos
pital, aged 31 years, , . '
, : ,,
Sfeamer Macalcrer to Marshall Hall
and Indian Head, Thursdaj Friday, and
Saturday evenings ac G:30 p. m.
Mrs. Farrall's Counsel Seeks to
Discredit State Witnesses.
He Declares Tlint Dr.s. KnliiMiwskl
and Schuefor'H Testimony at Coro
ner'H Inquest Differed Materially
From Tlint Given by Them at the
Trial A Lady Acconipniiles illin.
(Special to The Times.)
La Plata, Md., July 10. The reature of
tho trial this afternoon was a continued and
perslbtont effort on the part of the defense
to impeach portions of th tvstlmony of
several witnesses examined in chief by the
The first evidence Introduced to thiaend
was supplied by F. D. Mudd, the official
of thB statements made by the persons who
appeared before Coroner Burch's jury at
Hughesville on the occasion of the inquest
oYertheremalnsof tlieallegedmurderedman
last February.
Mr. Burch doclared that the testimony of
Matilda Wado and of Drs. Kalusowski and
Schaefer, of Washington, before the coroner
differ iu several material points from that
given by them in the present trial.
The following witness, Richard Jameson,
told the court aud jury that since the
opening of taho trial, Alfred Farrall,
a brother of Frederick Farrall, bad ad
mitted to him that he entertalued no hard
feeling toward his sister-in-law, the
prisoner and saw nothing wrong in her
actions at Marshall Hall last summer when
sho was in company with the young man
The witness said further that Alfred
Farrallstateditto be true that tho prisoner
once dropped on her knees before a picture
of her dead husband, but she did not then,
make a dramatic exclamation all of which
was the opposite of which Farcall said when
he was on the stand.
An alleged conversation, purporting
to have occurred in Washington about
March 1st, between Alfred Farrall and
John T Davis, of Charles County, was
repeated by the latter for the benefit of
the jury. The iain poipt of the talk was
that Farrall showed his feeling against
tlie prisoner by exclaiming in a fervent
"I told her T was ready to pull the
rope that would break her d neck "
That marked affection existed between
husband and wife was sworn to by
Thomas Nichols.
No let up in the contradictory line was
apparent, for Col. Wilmer now placed a
Baltimore expert on the stand. He was
Prof. Wm. Pennlman.a young man. not yet
thirty years of age, who claimed to be a
chemist and toxicologlst, aud who stated
that he is connected with the State Board
of Health of Maryland as well as with the
Baltimore Medical College.
This witness declared chiefly that Dr.
Schaefer was not correct in his analy
sis or the contents of the stomach and or
gans of Frederick Tarrall, but on cross
oxaminatlou was usable to designate the
proper method to be pursued in such a case.
.luu eoun mijuuiiieu ioi u.e uuj uu
Vrnf Pnnnlmnn on tho Kt.ind. His ov-
amination will bo continued to-morrow
morning .
After court adjourned Eugene Hall was
discharged from the custody ot the sheriff.
Airs. Goorgianm Burch, a resident of
Washingon, came to La Plata this af
ternoon to see Mrs. Farrall and sat be
side her in court.
Present appearances indicate that the
trial will not be concluded before the early
part of next week.
More Factories Are Increasing the
W nsris ot Employes.
(By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia, I'a., July 10. The
.Newton Machine- Tool Works, ot tills
city, which em ploys several Hundred
'rtUoCwaS aHHsiiuTs
10 per cent.
Lnncaster, Pa., July 10. The Col
timbla Iron Company, at Columbia,
have increased tho price of puddling
nave mcreaseu mi iniuu ui iuuuiu
to J?3, mid have added 10 cents per
day to the waaes of the laborers.
. . .
AuctiKtlu Dnly and the Lord Mayor,
London, July 10. Sir Joseph Reynals,
lord mnyorof London, andthelady mayoress
will give a lunch at the Mansion House on i
July 13 to Mr. and Mrs. August In Daly, I
twenty-four members of Daly s company,
Mr. Bayard, the American ambassador;
Mrs. Bayard, and a few others.
Halt Rates on Saturdays nnd Sundays.
to rolntH on Southern Hallway.
The Southern Railway, until further
notice, will continue the snle ot tickets
from Washington to Orange, Strasburg,
Round Hill and intermediate stations
at one fare for tlie round trip, on Satur
days and Sundays, tickets good to return
either on Sunday or Monday following.
Tickct3 good until October 31 arc also on
sale from Washington to points on Round
Hill and Strasburg branches.
Get your Cabinet Photo Free.
iEDS m Ml
One Death Already Reported and
Several Will Follow.
There "Wiim a Social Session of tlie
Elks and the Dull lVu.s Crowded.
Exercises Hardly Heuii "When the
Floor Opened and the Mass of Hu
manity "Was. Plunged to the Floor
Below, "Where Several Hundred
Persons Were Feastins Electric
lilgliti-. Went Out and Darkness
Added to tlie Confusion and Mi-cry.
Firemen, PoliceandCltiensPrompt
in the Work of Rescue.
(By Associated Fres.)
Atlantic City, N. J., July 10. The so
cial session tendered by Atlantic City
Lodge to the visiting Elks at the Baltic
Avenue Casino to-night ended in a terrible
disaster, in which fully 100 persons were
more or less seriously injured.
The session had just opened and only one
of the speakers had been heard from, when,
without the slightest warning, the build
ing, which has not been ised for several
years, collapsed, and full 1.000 personal
were thrown to tho floor lencath.
Fully 200 persons who were on the first
floor of tho building and .immediately be
neath the banquet hall werecrushed beneath
timbers and lay helpless.
The fait that all the electric lights In
the building went out at the time the
building gave way added to the terrible
A double alarm for the fire department
was at once turned in aud the city's entire
force of 200 firemen and every police
officer in the city were called to the
scene as a hospital corps.
The police ambulances, and carriages of
every description were utilized to convoy
the injured to the city hospital and to
their hotels.
When the police and firemen arrived
on the scene the excitement was so Intense
that they scarcely knew where to begin
first. An immense crowd of people had
been attracted to the place by the noise
of the falling budding and the groans of
r s w bo were pinned beneath
bricks and timbers.
The streets for several blocks were
choked; the air was full of anxious in
quiries for friends and relatives who were
thought to have been in the building.
Within a few minutes the police suc
ceeded iu clearing the space in the Imme
diate neighborhood ot the building and
stretched ropes around to keep the crowd
In the meantime the firemen had set to
work to extricate the wounded from be
neath the mass of timbers, and they were
aided in their work by the hotelkeepers
and residents near the scene.
Every house was thrown open for the re
ception of thv Injured and ecery available
conveyance was pressed Into Bervlce to
carry them to their hotels. Meanwhile
physicians were on the scene and were
doing everything i ntheir power to aid
the unfortunate who had been caught in
the crash.
As quickly as the unconscious form of a
victim was taken out of the ruins willing
bands bore it to the nearest place, and
everything that surgical skill could do to
alleviate their sutfenngs was dune. The
excitement amidst the assembled crowds
was even greater than that in the imme
diate neighborhood of the building.
All sorts of rumors were rife. It was
first reported that tlie building had caught
fire and that in the consequent panic many
u , d b crushed out. Then a rumor
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came that the entire cdilice had collapsed
As it had been generally known, how
ever, that the social session ot the order
had been in progress in the building and
that it would be in all likelihood the
largest attended event of the convention,
almost every new arrival upon the scene
was frantic with grief and anxiety for
some relative or friend.
Their fears vere to an extent quieted,
however, when it was learned lrom a good
source that no lives had been lost. In tho
excitement of the disaster it was almost
impossible to procure accurate details.
Atlantic City, N. J., July 11. 1 a. m.
The first victim to succumb to his injuries
was Frederick Claproth, of No. 846Kimber
pt,nof Pomrlnn TTo fllfwl fihnrtlrnftpr mil!.
' nfebtat a neighboring hotel, to which ho
1UIIU uv.11 .uiiijiu.
Claproth had been in the crowd on the
' lower floor of the building when the crash
' came. He was caucht and pinioned under
i ... ,
I a mass of timbers and when, after great
I his, body, it was found that both-his legs
und arms had been broken. He never re-
gained consciousness.
It is now feared that other deaths wiU
result, and it Is a matter of wonderment
that out ot tho 200 or more persons who
were on tlie lower floor nono were killed
The news of the disaster spread with such
rapidity that by midnight message after
message was being received from anxious
relatives of visiting Elks in all parts of the
(By the United Press.)
Amoug the injured are the following:
At the United States hotel. C. M. Foot,
ot Minneapolis, collar bone nnd arm broken.
0. R. Lombard, of Boston, feet mashed
and arm fractuted.
J. R. Duke, gf Joliet, Ills., badly cut
on the head and about the face.
At Schaufflers' hotel. James Long, of
the internal revenue service, Philadelphia,
injured about the face and none broken.
Ulhe Lee, of Camden, Internally hurt.
Charles Folwell, of 221 Peim street,
Camden. left leg broken.
George J. Pechlin, of Camden, leg mashed.
At the .Majestic James J. Armstrong-,
exalted ruler of the New York lodge of
Elks, internal injuries, and also lite llttla
ten-j ear old daughter.
Mrs. Japha and her niece. Miss C Frle
denthal, of New York, suffering from
slight internal injuries.
At the Albemarle Mrs. 0. Myers, of
Philadelphia, leg fractured.
Mrs It. A. Llvesley, ot East Liverpool,
Ohio, leg mashed.
M E. Wells, of East Liverpool, Ohio,
spine injured.
In addition to tlie above, the following
are at other hotels:
Prescott Eckerman, of Mount Holly,
N J., of Jennings' Band, leg broken.
Frederick Laproth, "of Camden, of Jen
nings Band, Internally Injured, probaMy
J Melville Janson, of Carncross Theator,
Philadelphia, eye cut and leg badly cut.
Mrs Johnson, torn pound fracture of les.
Mrs. Anton Webber, of Brookly,baclc in
jured. Mrs. H"nney, bruised about limbsandteeth
knocked out.
John Throun, of Baltimore, severe eat in
Jams Long, of Camden, areveaueofficer,
nose broken.
"Mrs. William W Mines, of Camden, frac
tured elbow and badly bruised.
Frank Wilzman, cornet player, ankle
J.L. T Eckman, Mt Holly.N J.,baritBe,
ankle fractured.
Genie L. J Guest, clarinet player.
F Denioml, internally injured
Frank Bolton, eye cut and badly injured.
Dr. Frye. Pocono, Va.; senowsly bruised
and bad sprain of leg.
C. F Shernf, shoulder and knee badly
Mrs C F. Sherrif, left side injured.
J M Newburry, foot badly bruised.
Mrs William Lee. badly shaken up.
Mr. R Glaser, very serhmsly botieeri-
Miss Colvin. Allegheny, Pa.; bead euc
and left limb bruised.
Dr Rojal and Mrs. Knox LHtte, New
biirg, N Y ; badly shaken up.
Mr. Lee. Camden; internally injnred.
Mrs James J Armstrong, mjared Ja
terually Monroe Barnnger, New York; both legs
Mrs. Fleishman, New York; fractfd
Leopold Frye. Philadelphia; leg bfo&ea.
Antonio Dunon, of Jeniungd Baatt, Cam
den; leg broken.
By O o'clock more than 1,200 people kad
gathered on the second floor of tike pavilion
anticipating a pleasant evening's enjoy
ment. The bands attached to the rtslUng
lodges had given a fine concert, and Cape
Samuel Perry, of the Atlantic City Lodge,
had just begun the preliminaries or starting
the social session.
The night was a lovely one, aad asjUte
strains of the music floated out over tko
ocean, it seemed that a more joyous crowd
could not hare been gathered together
anywhere. But there were several JtttB
dred of tbe people who bad noticed the
vibration of the floor and left the pavlNoa,
fearing tl-at the great weight wouhl lead
to its destriu'ion anil the coBseqoeat
injury of the merry-makers
Among these cautions people were a Bom
ber of mt-mbersof the Camden lodge, promi
nent amor.ir wftom were Ex-AasemblymaB
Wm. J. Thompson and County Clerk Rob
ert; J. Barber, of Camden
Fearing to ireate a panie, they quietly
approached some members ot vfeitteg
lodges and diEcuagf d with them the advis
ability of bringing the affair to a close, so
as to relieve the floor ot a portion of tte
While they were yet talking the csask
came. A portion of the floor some thirty
feet square, located about the middle oC
the pavilion and sear the railing on the
board-waik side, came tumbling down,
bringing along probably one hundred people
In a second the electric lights on the
second iloor were extinguished, but luckily
those on the lower floor kept burning loos'
enough to permit some or the panic-stricken
people to get to the stairway, wmch re
mained intact, and reach the board wallr.
M"ii, women and children were jammed
together, trying to escape by the stairway,
while the victims of the crash were scream
ing for aid to extricate tbem from the
fallen beams and timbers.
When the first feeling ot panic had
subsided the surviving Elks gallantly rushed
to the rescue of their injured brothers and
friends, indifferent to tlie danger thac
confronted them, as they did not know the
instant the remainder of the pavilion might
bury them beneath its ruins. While the
work ot rescue was going on the lights on
the first floor became extinguished and
plunged the place into darkness.
MBn ran to the car barn of the trolley
road nar by and obtained a number of
headlights from the cars. These were most
useful m assisting thework of the rescuers.
In th3 meantime the people who wero
seated in "the vicinity or tfce break fouatl
thmselves in imminent danger of falling
through thQ hole. Indeed, some were
obliged to clutch the edge of the floor to
keep themselves from going through.
Maurice A. Rogers, ex-president of the.
senate of New Jersey, awl a member of the
Camden lodge, was seated by the side of
bis wife in the section that fell. Mrs.
Rogers was precipitated to the ground, sus
taining only a nervous shock.
Senator Rogers bad both hands caught
between two beams and hung suspended
in the air until released by some one un
known. An alarm of fire was turned In,
but when the firemen arrived all the vic
tims had been released from the wreck.
Before the arrival ot the ambulances a
number ot omnibuses were presseU loto
service to carry away the wounded tc
their hotels or to the city hospitaL
Those Injured All Residents of North
ern and Western Cities.
(Special to The Times.)
Atlantic City, N. J., July 10. No mem
bers of the Washington Lodge of Elks or
any of their relatives or friends were
hurt in tlie Casino catastrophe to-night so
far as is now known.
Great indignation is expressed at the
holding the arfalr in the Casino, which
building has been condemned for two years.
Sliortajeo in Accounts ot Richmond's
Late Gas "Works Superintendent.
(Special to The Times )
Richmond Va., July 10. It has been
discovered through a municipal committeo
that the accounts of Supt. Adams, of the
gas works in this city, who died very sud
denly about a month ago, are $25,000
Adams was taken suddenly ill and was
supposed to have a fit.
Three doctors attended him, hut he died
a few hours afterwards.
The theory is now advanced that he com
mitted suicide.
Clever Escape of Criminals.
Cbillicothc, Mo., July 10. Four despor
ate criminals made their escape from tho
Livingston county Jail in this city beforo
daylight this morning. The escape was ef
fected by taking up the stone flooring: near
the wall and digging through the fouada
For District and Maryland Fair; s!ihtlj"
warmer; variable winds.
For Virginia, North Carolina and Sot!
Carolina Fair; variable winds.
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