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T and Eleventh Streets.
Etorngo Wnrohousos &M sl, ucarM.
Riaenn "IMmUAL" WHEEL and
ho happy. No wheel is better than
It lew half as good.
When an opportunity
conies j'our way if it's
worth your having, grasp it!
And so we say take advan
tage of our"' Half-Yearly
Carpet Clearance Sale be
fore it's too late. Many
have bought many more
are going to buy and yet
many will wait till it's too
late, and then be dis
appointed. Wo vrlll store all purchasos froo of
cbargo until Soptember L
Solitaire diamond rings
have always been the most
popular style of ring sold
a single diamond in a fine
setting shows off to good ad
vantage. Surely there is no more
beautiful inanimate object
than a diamond. See how it
rivals the sun with its flash
ing rays and even makes
sport of the light, telling us
its secret, as it flashes before
our eyes all the glorious hues
of the rainbow.
Don't forget that I have
made a bisj reduction on all
in- solid silverware, especial
ly on sucb things as belt buck
les, waist sets, lockets, etc.
1105 F Street N. W.
rather takes the starch
out of your collars doesn't
it? Send them to us, with
j-our other things and we
can soon fix them. "Wo
won't destrm- the button--xioies
cither or put a rough
edge on .
them. iU.
Drop us aJII ; gg
postal or 7' 2555s
ring us up. TssV-k
6th & C bts- nw.
637 Louisiana Ave.,
Regular sale of Household
Furniture on Tuesday, August 13,
comprising1 a large and general
assortment of goods. Storage
with insurance.
We will ind J ou the martrluuc
Trench Preparation CALTHOS
free, and a legal guarantee that
CALTHOS wilt IU-tore your
Ileal Ui, Strength and Vijjor.
Use it andfiaj if satisfied.
Address VON MOHLCO.,
Stc Awrlctt ArrsU, UultU, Olilu.
Sue Gow and AhSlng Affected to Tears
"When Discharged.
The hearing in tho Chinese perjury cases
-was resumed in the police court berore Judge
Scott yesterday. Judge Miller testified to
certain facts brought out before him in the
trial of Moy F. Chew for shooting Ah Sing,
and Assistant District Attorney l'ugh
gave evidence that he "would not believe
Miranda Shaw and Annie Brooks under
Sue Gow v"H placed on tho stand and
through his interpreter said that he had
tesUfied that tho thot "was fired by Moy
Chew from under tho tree directly in
front of the house, and not from the tree in
dicated by the photograph.
Mr. Sterling contradicted tho testimony
of the boy FraukHamilton.and the husband
of Mary Crown -was next examined.
Judge Scott, after listening to-arguroents
by Messrs. Sterling and Aughlnbaugh, paid
that he saw no case on "which to hold tho
two Chinamen, and they "were dismissed.
Both men burst into tears "when they re
ceived tho congratulations of their at
torneys and friends, and at onco hastened
JJost Delightful Trip on Sunday
Is the ride to FORTRESS MONROE and
NORFOLK. It's almost as good as a
week's vacation, a luxury long to be re
membered. The elegant new steamer
"Newport News" leaves at 8 a. m., gives
an all-day sail down the Potomac, fanned
by the cool up-river breezes that never
cease their blowing, a view of the exqui
site scenery along the Maryland and Vir
ginia shores, aud at sunset either a view
of Norfolk and Portsmouth or a two-hours'
top at Fortress Monroe.
Then comes the ride home a ride ever
memorable for its beauty and restfulness;
a ride lu tbe moonlight till one grows
drowsy. Then to bed, to enjoy sleep that
tiie rooking of the boat and Uic cool salty
air make a rare delight, and home again
Monday morning at 7 o'clock.
Day steamer leaves at 8 a. m. on Sun
days, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
NIGHT STEAMERS leave every evening
in the year at 7 o'clock.
At Norfolk connections are made with
ALL Meambeais and railroads Tor the
North, South, and Went. Any informaUon
will be furnished by General Manager
Callahan at the" company's wharf. Tele
phone, 750.
1 ifyii M
Charles" Beach Dashed to Death
at the New Post Office.
Ho" Bounced trom Girder to Girder
lu Ills Awful Descent Found Lying
Acres n Benin A Plunk Ho "Was
IVulklng on Broke In Two Oao
of Jinny Accident.
Auother fatal accident occurred at the
city post-office building, iu course of con
struction on Pennsylvania avenue, between
Eleventh and Twelfth streets, at 2:45
o'clockyestcrdayaf ternoon. Charles Beach,
an iron worker, and a citizen of Baltimore,
lell from tbesoveuth story of the struclure
aud was dashed todeath across an ironhcam
ou the first floor.. His body Js now in the
morgue awaiting the action of Coroner
There were several men workiug about
Becau' wheu Uio accident occurred. It ap
pears that he btaried to wa lie across a plank
which exteuded from one beam to auother
in tiie northeast corner of the structure,
when "With a loud cracking report it broke
in 1 wn at its very center. Walter Fisher, a
brother iron worker, who was. nearest to
theuuforiunate man, saw him as ho went
Whirling down to his death.
"Great God!" exclaimed Fu-Jier, "there
goes Beach, and he's- killed."
The other workmen on the beveulh story
near the Pennsylvania avenue and Eleventh
htrcer- corner were William Keys, Daniel
Bensou aud Isaac Lamford. They heard
Waller Fisher's cry, and looking down
ward, saw Beach 111 his awful descent.
As be went down he turned over and
over, his body liounding from otic iron
beam or girder to auother, until the first
floor was reached. There he hung limp
and Iifelebs -over oue of the red-paiuted
In striking the 'beams Mil the descent to
his death every boneL Beach's body was
broken, his skull crushed, his chip nearly
rut off, several ghastly wounds niade in
the head, from which blood spurteu 4"
miniature torrents. The first man to
reach Beach was a workman named Mc
Key. Ue found him doubled across the
!.ain. blood pouring from his irouth and
the awful gashes 0:1 the head.
ttome one tet up a ihout aud tbe other
workmen flockifd about the corpse aud
lowered it Irciu the girder. The effects of
the terrible buffetiug tbe body Lad re
ceived by being dashed against the nu
merous beani in as wlurlirg clef cent, could
then be plainly seen. It was as limp as
a rag and the almost pulverized bones
ground together and rattled as the corpse
was stretched upon a board aud removed
from the interior of tho building to the
yard. Bench struck the last beam equun-ly
ou his stomach, aud hud it not been that
the force of tSc deceeni had beeu broken
by tho intervening girders, he would no
doubt have been cut in two.
A hurry call was tent to the Emergency
Hospital and the Firtt precinct station,
Just around the corner of Twelfth street.
When the patrol wagon, 111 charge of
Policeman Sprinkle and Samuel Cook ar
rived, it wa. found that the Emergency
ambulance was i.ot needed, aud it was
turned back. Sprinkle conveyed the body
to the morgue, where it presented a gory
appearance as it lay upon the cooling
Asfcoon as possible after the accident Mr.
J. W. Kiu-ey, superintendent of the new
pos-loflice building tent a telegram to the
fatherofthe dead man, Richard Beach, who
lives at No. 801 Remington avenue, Bal
timore, announcing the .sid occurrence,
and asking what disposition should be
madeof the remains. Deceased was about
twenty-three ycar& of age, and unmarried.
Ills grandmother resides in this city, but
he has few acquaintances here, lie had
been working on the building leas than four
Superintendent Kinsey saw Beach in
his descent from the dizzy height. Ue
said the man was turning somersaults in
the air, and crashing from one beam to
another. The sight was too much for
him, and he turned his head away before
the body reached the first floor.
The new postoffJce building has already
received a pretty thorough baptism in
blood. The first accident occurred on
October D, 1804, when John P. Quill, a
painter, fell from the (second floor to the
basement, breaking his left leg.
The second accident, two months later,
was a fatal one. A three-ton stone fell
upon and crushed the life out of Peter
Nelson while he was at work in the tower.
On December G, 1894, William Fielder
fell from a scaffold on the third floor to
the basement, and was so badly injured
that he died soon thereafter.
A. few weeks later a colored man foil
from the second story to Uie basement.
He struck head foremost on a heavy timber.
The man was only stunned, and resumed
work on the building the same day.
On October 8, 1894, S. W. Cook, an Iron
worker who was subject to vertigo, fell
from the third floor to the basement. This
was at 10 o'clock a. m., and the injured
man was hurried to the Emergency Hos
pital. There it was found that his only ap
parent injury was a blue mark about bis
left temple. After the noon hour he re
turned to the building and wanted to go
to work. He was told to return to the hos
pital, lie did so, and growing worse, died
in great agony at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Coroner Hammett viewed the remains of
Mr. Beach at the morgue about 0 o'clock
last evening. Ho will carefully investi
gate the circumstances attending tho ac
cident this forenoon.
Flow tho Lives of "Workmen Could Bo
The. terrific plunge of Charles Beach to
a frightful death yesterday afternoon at
tho new post-office building has 6et tho
surviving workmen to thinking how this
No Law
and it is tiecessitythat
5 compels us to sell fine Light
weight Summer Clothing at f
just TWO-THIRDS oi the
regular price.
It's a lawless and demoral
iner proceedlnir, anyhow,
this selling the best Cloth
ing ever made with but the
narrowest margin of profit
but, probably, it is better
than having it ruined br the
dust and dirt of the rebuild
inr and improviner now un
der way.
When we have altered and
improved and beautified this
store, we want to have
ever' thing- in the stock
brand-new and fresh that's
another reason for the re
duction. Meanwhile the people who
know keep us busy selling
to them all da'.
Cor. 7th and E Sts. H. W.
No Branch Store in This Citv.
tragedy might not have occurred. An
officer of the police force heard a group
of them talking over the arralr shortly
after it happened, and the government and
the contractors came in for a large share
of condemnation.
The officer said that they were agreed
that tho lives of the workmen depend
entirely on their own avoidance of always
immineut danger, and some of them said
that unless the government would take
official notice of the ca6e in point they
would quit the work.
The Times looked up one of the most
intelligent of the ironworkers and had
a talk with him on the subject. The worK
man said that he had tx-cn engaged on many
buildings in the United States, and that
wherever he was it was the imperative
rule that in-all buildings the floors should
be built In. either finally or temporarily,
to within two stories of the point where
the men were working at any time.
In some Stales, he said, and especially
in Ohio, this arrangement was made a
matter of stringent legislation, and a
failure to comply was punishable with a
fine It was the rule and tho law in
Chicago and elsewhere, but he had not
noticed Hint the United States had any
such regulation
-T-hv w !Ujr"ry 111 Washington, he said,
was perhnp an exception to the custom
of the government. He had worked on
Hint building, and its condition was always
safe for tho artisans They kept the
arches for the flooring and the flooring
itself up to within two stories of where
the men were at work.
Such being the case, he said, the contrac
tors. Iwing bound by no law, did Just what
thy pleased and let the work lie done lu
the most penlousmannerand perhaps caring
nothing for the deatli of a percentage of
tho men engaged in the work.
"I have this to suggest," he continued.
"There might be more inconvenience in
putting in floors on tho sixth and seventh
floors, but there is not the slightest reason
why the fifth floor should not le covered
over with boards at once. If the contrac
tors will not do it, then let the govern
ment have it done and ded.ict the cost from
tho compensation of the contractors."
"I hope that Tiie Times will make this
point Btrong, so that the government may
s?e it and interest itself in our behalf.
I make It now as an appeal to the government
through Tho Times."
Morulii:; Times subcrlbers can liavo
The Evening Times delivered Tree
for oih week by limiting request at
the offlco- Thlrt offer holds for only
ten dnys.
University Notes.
The Catholic Uuivereity has received a
donation of $2,000 from M. L. Huffer, of
Paris, to be added to the library fund.
Officials of the Order of the Holy Cross,
in conformity with tho recent published
wishes of Pope Leo XIII, have arranged
with the authorities of the university
for the education of future professors in
their colleges iu the United States and
Canada, in courses of divinity and science.
They will be located in the neighborhood
of the university in buildings of their own
by September 1.
Owner "Wanted for a Locket.
Precinct Detective McGlue, of the Third
precinct, has a gold locket, containing a
photograph, gold chain, fine woven and
antique style and a silver medal, having
the name George E. Marbin, and "1878
Graduating exercises, Columbia College."
The whole is worth aboutS30and wastaken
from a prisouer. The police department
is trying to find tho owner as they think
it was stolen.
Stole Andrew Jnckson's Bull Dog.
Douglas Gordon, a colored laborer, was
last evening locked up in the Eighth pre
cinct police station by Policeman Yoe on the
charge or stealing a big, brindled bulldog,
valued at S25, from Andrew Jackson, a
small colored boy, employed by John A.
Green, a grocer, at No. 1518 Fourteenth
street northwest.
Open-Alr Silver ileetlnij.
Thero will be an open-air meeting on
Market space, commencing at 7:45 o'clock,
this evening, at which the silver question
will be discussed. Able speakers will
address tho assemblage.
Crushed iu an Elevator.
New naven, Conn., Aug 0. Frank "W.
Caytou, janitor of the First National Bank,
was crushed to death in an elevator to-day.
His body was dragged between the elevator
and the side of the wall from the sixth floor.
Died a Hero.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., Aug .9. Ln saving
tho life of a woman who was in front of
switch engine to-day Morgan Nugent, a
flagman, was struck and died. He leaves
a wife aud three children.
Bright Articles,
Arthstlo Pictures,
Local Features,
Sunday Times.
soman KrnQ
This morning at 8 o'clock we inaugurate a sale that'll set men thinking and. actings.
We've bought the entire men's stock of one of Philadelphia's best known retailers (who is--retiring
from business), and shall sell it at lower prices than have ever been quoted for
FINIS SHODS. $15,000 worth of standard makes, including, among others, the well
known Hathaway, Soule& Harrington, Stacy, Adams & Co., W. L. Douglass and Geo. 33.
Keith shoes.
These prices tell the story. Our regular stock is not affected. Extra clerks here;
-to-day to insure prompt attention to your wants. Four great - lots to choose from.
Lotftp. 1,
910 pairs J!en;s Cnlf Hals ana
Cougic6sSh0e,i 'All sizes.
Now 98 cts.
Cooled by Electric Fans.
Government Contractors Reckless
as to Their Employes' Safety,
Charles Ueach's Death If a Flooring
AVoro Laid the Accident Could .Not
Have Happened.
One of the most expert steeple climbers
in this section of the country has made
an examination into the causes which led
up to the death of Charles Beach, who fell
from the seventh story of tho new city
post-office building yesterday afternoon,
lie found that the Ironworkers on that
structure iiave no flooring to work upon,
but are compelled to climb alwut and lift
heavy weights at a height of nearly 200
feet from the ground on narrow iron
girders five feet apart and freshly painted.
Thts. he said, was almost criminal.
"The seventh floor ts finibhed, so far
as tho ironworkers are concerned," said
the man who climbs steeples, "and should
lie floonM temporarily with heavy two
inch plank The Umber jius employed
could be otherwise used in the construc
tion of the building. The only expense,
therefore, would be the time of n few
laborers in laying the flooring. The awful
price, so far, of not doing this has been
several precious lives.
"However, we cnuiiGt;7""'.CLr afc t!l5a
when -weconslder how the average govern
ment contractor gtrugglei and schemes, to
save money wherever ho can, in order that
his total profits on a job Minll be so much
greater. Labor and material cost him
money. Human iirecosts him nothing. If
the contractors on the new city postorfice
were to employ the time oC a few laborers
several hours each day inlaying this floor
ing, it would save life and limb, but would
cose them a few dollars. On the other
hand, should a dozen men fall to their death
from the top of the high structure,' the
cost to them would be nothing only an
other human flame gone ouL Iron, lime,
mortar or stone are reckoned in his esti
mates. Human life i not.
"Only last Friday a poor fellow, named
Morton, fell from the iron work of the
ninth story to the seventh. Luckilyhestruck
upon some boards that had been laid In one
corner by the brlcklavers. Then liefore he
could rollover and complete his downward
journey to the basemont and his death, he
was seized and held by a fellow-workman.
His injury was a broken hip, and he is now
an inmate of the poor ward In Providence
"Tho men on the postoffice have to pos
sess agility as well as strength. They work
all day on four-inch girders, five feet apart.
Standing on these insecure perches the
.workmen are compelled to handle great iron
teams and girders weighing from hundreds
of pounds to several tons, with only the sky
above them and the concreted basement,
nearly 200 feet below.
"Tho postofiice is a government building
and adequate means to prevent the loss of
life should beadopted. On private workthe
contractors are more humane and lay floor
ing for tho iron and other workers. But on
this job tho men have only the narrow
girders, slippery from fresh paint, to go
about upon, carrying heavy loadsor tugging
with might and main to get a refractory
girder in place.
them below, I say the goverment has been
criminally negligent m this matter and
poor Beach's death cries out for reform
in tho building methods before more lives
are sacrificed. Even trapeze performers
have nets.
"An iron bridge builder calculates that so
many lives shall be lost during the construc
tion, butthls great government should adopt
means, especially when they are as simple as
those I have suggested to save the life, even
of its humblest citizen."
l'otoninc River Itegattn.
A meeting of the joint committee on
Potomac river regatta was held at the
Analostan boat house last night. The
several sub-committees reported progress.
The committee on Joint club excur&ion for
the benefit of regatta fund indicated the
pleasant manner iu which the novel move
to raise funds is received and the probable
great success of the affair.
Secretary Fischer reported a number of
communications from out-of-town clubs
asking for information about the coming
rega tla,
The meeting adjourned subject to the
call of the chair.
MlKs'ITuiiUiiKtoii n Census Cleric.
Miss L. Huntington, tho young lady who
entered a bank uX Indianapolis yesterday
aud threatened that If she was not given
$50,000 she would return to the hotel and
cut her throat, was formerly a clerk in the
Census Office here.; The records show that
8ho was boru in Indiana, appointed from
Louisiana, and discharged April 1, 1S94,
under the order to reduce the force at that
timo. Sinco then the, officials have heard
nothing of nor.
Senator Harris' Silver Conference.
The silver conference called by Senator
Harris to meet here outhe 14th and 15th of
this month will have its headquarters and
hold its sessions at the Metropolitan Hotel.
Much interest is being manifested in the
conference in whicld about fifty people
will actively participate.
Lot No. 2.
589 pairs lion's Calf Bale aud
Congress Shoes. All s!zo3.
Now $1.48.
is u, mm on
Martin Murphy Crushed by a War
Department Elevator.
Hud Failed to Tnsten the Lever Se
curely When He Stepped Out Ite
turnliis, Tie Jumped on the MhcIiIiio
"Which Shot Tip with. Him and
Jammed Him Against tho Girder.
A painful accident, resulting in the almost
instant death of Martin Murphy , an elevator
conductor, took place in the basement of
the Btnte, War, and Navy Building, on
the Seventeenth street side about 3:45
o'clock yesterday afternoon. Murphy was
caughtbetweentncedgeoftheelefltor floor
and the girder of the ceiling above, and
life was literally crushed out of him.
The elevator is one run by hydraulic pres
sure and is worked by a lever, instead of
the usual cable. When Murphy lowered
the elevator to the basement flour, he
threw the lever back, but neglected to see
that it caught firmly. He stepped out for
a moment, leaving tho door opec, and la
some way the handle of the lever worked
back, for on his return he saw that the ele
vator was alwut two feet above the floor
and ascending.
Thinking hecouldget in in time to stop it,
he ran and attempted to jump in. The
machine had attained too great a height,
however, and he landed about half way in
the elevator, the pit of his stomach resting
on the edge of the floor, and his linib-s hang
ing out.
In a twinkling the huge machine shot
up until the unfortunate man's back struck
the iron girder running across the top of the
door, a short distance from the ceiling.
The force was so great that it must have
rendered him unconscious immediately, for
he never even uttered a groan.
Jack Heustey, a young workman tempo
rarily employed in the building, came by a
few seconds after the accident, and happen
ing to glance up he saw Murphy's legs and
purt of his body hanging over the elevator
floor. The position looked so natural that
he at first thought the conductor was at
work in that position, but on closer inspec
Uou he ascertained that the man was stuck
fast, and he seized his feet and tried to pull
him down.
He was unable to do so, however, and
a couple of colored laborers, horrified at
the fearful position of the man and his
significant silence, rushed upstairs, and
getting on the elevator jumped up and
down trying to force it down a short
They were unable to move it, however,
and not until the engineer was notified
and worked the elevator down by the
machinery could the unfortunate conduc
tor be extricated from his fearful position.
When laid on the floor he was barely alive
and did not survive more than two minutes.
Medical aid was unable to restore him,
and the police and coroner wereuotificd.
The ambulance responded immediately,
but it was not deemed advisable to remove
the body until the coroner had viewed it.
About half an hour later Coroner Hammett
arrived and Investigated the matter, ex
amining all who knew auything of the
There was nothing to show that it was
the result of carelessness on the part of
anyone but Murphy himself, so Dr. Ham
mett decided that it would be unnecessary
to hold an inquest. The body was re
moved to his late home, and a certificate
of accidental death will be issued by the
coroner to-day.
Murphy was thirty-five years old, and
has resided with his wiro and family at
No. 420 L street northwest. He has been
employed at Uie department a considerable
length of time, and was generally well
liked. His tragic death was a source
of grief to mauy of the clerks and other
employes of Uie department, and his wife
was completely prostrated wheu she was
informed of Uie disaster.
Noue of the bones in the body was broken
by the vice-like grip iu which it was caught,
but the fleshy part was crushed and bruised
terribly, his life being literally squeezed
out of him.
The Sunday Times of August 11
will hefrln the publication of Bret
Harte's new serial "In a Hollow of
the Hills."
Rabuteau's Sk
wwr -i -t -m a
Will maie
Lot No. 3.
831 pairs Men's Russet ShQC3.,
All stylos and sizes.
Now SK98.
But a New Justice Will Not Be Ap
pointed Until December.
Secretaries "WlKon and Smith, Don
DlekliiHon, Juduo Patterson, and
Holme Conrad Mentioned.
There Is much speculation as to Presi
dent Cleveland's choice for the- United
States Supreme Court bench to succeed
the late Justice Jackson, but beyond the
mention of available names there is little
of a definate nature thus early.
It Is the general understanding that no
appointment will be mada until after the
meeting of Congress, as Uie placets one of
too much importance and dignity for a re
cess aopolutee to go on the bench and take
the chances of subsequent rejection by the
It Is suggested that tho selection is most
likely to be made from the east, and prob
ably from New l'ork.asMr. Cleveland made
the last appointment that of Justice White
from the south, after the Senate had re
jected Uie names of Hornblower and Peck
ham, both of New York.
As is usual when an important place is
to i filled the rame of Sc " .rhsle
is mentioned, but tbe general opiuion is
that, should Mr. Cleveland go to his Cabi
net for an appointee, he is more hkely to
consider Mr. Wilson orMr. Smith.
The name of Representative Josiah Pat
terson, of Tennessee, will probably be
called to the attention of the President, as
he comes from the State of the late
Justice and is known as a most loyal
friend of Mr. Cleveland.
Tbe names of Don M. Dickinson and
Solicitor General Holmes Conrad are aUx
Justice Jackeon's family wus jesterday
advised of the departure of Chief Justice
Fuller and Associate Justice Brewer, who
had been visiting the Chief Justice, from
Sorrento for Memphis to attend the funeral.
No responses have been received from
any of the other justices, although it is
supposed that Justice "White, who is in
"Washington, and Justice Brown, who is
in Jamestown, R I., will also attend.
There will be nothing official in the
arrangements, it being the practice of
the court not to invest the funeral of a
deceased member who dies during recess
with any official formality.
Mr Frederick E. Chnpiu, private sec
retary of Justice Jackson, left "Washington
last night to attend the obsequies.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 9. The hour for
the funeral of Justice Jackson has been
fixed at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning.
It was at first intended to have the funeral
Sunday, but a delay was determined upon
in order to give Chief Justice Fuller and
the other members of the Supreme Court
time to reach here.
Slavs Try to Run Them Out of Esses
and Start Riots.
Vienna, Aug. 9. Serious riots have oc
curred during the past few days at Esseg,
the chief town of Slavonia.the Slav inhabi
tants of the town wishing to stop the per
formanccsofacompanyofHungarianactors. Last evening a mob attacked the audience
as the latter were leaving the theater and
pelted them with rotten eggs and fruit.
The mob then wrecked thellunga ria n casino.
The authorities Uien called on the military
for assistance in restoring order, the police
being unequal to the task. The troops were
promptly sent to the scene of the rioting
andordersweregiven for themobtodls perse
No attention was paid tQ the ordersandthe
military then charged the rioters with
fixed bayonets.
Several of the mob were wounded. Some
of the ringleaders were arrested.
Mrs. Tnlmago Left u Fortune.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Aug. 9. The will of Mrs.
T. DeWitt Tahnage was filed for probate
$30,000 is real, and $130,000 personal
$30,000 is real, and $13S,000 personal
property. Her husband is the sole legatee.
Pullman Sleeping Car for Deer Park
and Oakland.
During the present season a special Pull
man sleeping car for Deer Park and Oakland
will be attachid to express tram leaving
Camden Station 10:50p.m. Saturday nights,
"Washington, 12:01. Returnign this car
will be attached to express tram leaving
Deer Park Suuday nights at 12:45. Will
be open ror reception of passengers at
10:45 p. in.
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your race oe;
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Lot No. 4.
3,200 pairs lion's Fine Calf,
Kangaroo, Patent Leather and
Russia Calf Shoos, hand sewed
best make, io and $6 values.
Now $2.9 .
Spring Valley Business Men De
mand Extra Police.
Barney Rollo, "Whose Asanlt Cna.eed.
the Riot, Dead Trouble Expected
ut Ills Funeral Sunday Colored
Men Armed with Hore IM.tob.
1,000 Men to Go to "Work To-day.
(By United Press.)
Princeton, III., Aug. 9. Mayor Delmargo,
of Spring Yatley, has just aaneuneed that
to-night he will increase the police, even
over its present proportions, and will
makeeve ry effort hcoanto see thatrberfc.u
do not break out afresh.
All day to-day the roads between Spring
Valley and Seatonville have been trav
eled by teams hauling back the household
goods that were taken away the few days
following the nwrderous riots of Sunday.
States Attorney W A. Johnson js in
Spring Valley to-day, but as yet nothing
has been decided upon in regard to making
arrests of the lawbreakers.
It Is dou btf ull f any a rrests a re made .and
in this case the citizens will be as restless
as ever. This afternoon 430 men are at
work in No. 3 shaft, part of whom are,
colored people.
In No. 2 about 700 are at work. Shafts
Not. 1 and 4 will net be started up for
a few days.
Barney Rollo. the Italian who was
held up on the highway Sunday meroing
and shot three times, died to-night. It
was this crime charged to the negroes
whlt-b led to the murderous attack n the
The funeral will be held Sunday and
will be sure to be largely attended. The
extra police force of white men was put
oh by the mayor at the request of the
merchants, but It was really a farce. The
business men demanded the increase ef the
force in order to protect their stores fmra
mob violence. The mayor said all right,
and at once named the business men. who
had made the request.
Among them was Manager Dalzell and
the entire clerical force of the Spring
Valley Coal Company, who have pressing
work to attend to now. These men, how
ever, turned the tables oa the mayor by
demaiiduig firearms as officers of the
law. The mayor then said they should re
turn to their places of baslnes and. when
he was ready for them he woold lei them
A. prominent business- man remarked
before tbe meeting broke up:
"Now, Mr. Mayor, we are ready to servo
in any emergency when you call upon us
as you say you will, bat we want ypa toun
derstand. that we expect you to lead ns m
such emergency, for we know that we will
then be at a safe distance and fretr from
The ten colored men who were appointed
have armed themselves mostly with horse
pistols, which are considered sufficient
to protect the colored settlement, provided,
they keep together.
Among the business men of Spring Val
ley there is much apprehension over the
situation to-night, and a neting- was
held to take some concerted action which
has been kept secret.
Tbe committee of colored peolpe from
Chicago arrived at SeatouvtUe during:
the da y, and after investigating the
trouble there drove to Spring Valley to
learn more.
The whistles sounded to-night for work
to-morrow, and uuless trouble is caused
by the news of the death of Rollo about
1,000 tne nwill go to work iu tbe mines.
Represent aive Buckiier, of Chicago, ia
still in the city, and says he will remain
there until saticfied the colored people
are going to be protected in their rights.
Nothing has been done in the way oC
making arrests for the Italian outrages
or the murder of Rollo.
Death of Photographer Merrltt.
Information was received here yesterday
of the death of John D. Merritt, the pho
tographer, at his old home, in Matteawan,
Duchess ocunty, N Y Decease conducted
a photographic studio lu this city for over
fifteen years.
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