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Thr thermometer ranged «* follow* nt Thft Tlnw "s"'-" yoMfrony: a A M T9,_U M Si: BP. M-. »: « *'• M -« * n-'n -' 9*• M - <<; 12 mldaichi, SS. Average, IB.J. VOL.HO. SO. 170 TAKES MORPHINE AND SOON DIES George Wood Takes the Drug and Ends His Life HAD BEEN DRINKING. Thought That Recent Dissipation Led to Despondency. MAS A NATIVE VIRGINIAN. Ambulance Was Called al 9 oXiock Last Night, and Despite the Most Heroic Trcstment tlie Young Man Died at 1:30 This horning _ lie Was Unmarried and Both His Parent!; Arc Drad. Goory,» Wood, a handsome man about twenty years of age, lies dead at Blileys undortaldng rooms, as the result of a dose oi morphine, taken with suicidal in-. tent while at No. 225 Mayo Street lost night about S o'clock. There is no cause known for the act be yond tho life of dissipation tho young man had been leading for the past week or two. Wnnd who is .i native Virginian, came t -, Richmo a Bom< three or four months ;;:";,:: ! ■ ' .■ -: : V' *£*& .- x. • Marshall Street, awd up , " n „,:.!•; . . ..'... . . aducted himself ..'.■':' ... .. '; [ S good address and ha'nd f.. . . .. . - m ade many friends. . • .'.'•' • ... however, a change was ', , ..,,> Hie young man acquired bad habits which .resulted i:> the loss o£ his position and ultimately In his death by hlB^ Wn Hl2 L-BEENL -BEEN DRINKING. Wo i drank Crcclv yesterday ar.d early .i,' nicht -went t'o'lhe house on Mayo StreeJ • t«d n :.■: ■ I Ford. There It a- . j -1,..; hi I •"> ' : ■ >' !l '' (I " sn about X o'clock. Vs soon as ii was discovered thai the man ha.l laki n po n - hurry call was : ,! in f.-> r Hi-- ambulani c, whl h re- KP mdi .1 with Dr. l r ost< r In eh; r*e. The possible w ■ ■"■ no t<-> save the young 5 lifC • , , ,T, os t heroic treatment tin vouns man died n1 half ■ ....: ■. ■ , C V this m --!H>- His body . . , ■ • ■ ...,.■■•.. ,i m-i.V. ■ -• ■ .•:-.-.•■•■ r-j v, .;■-,■ ■ >lAX i n ,i, : i>, v.i- several brothers '- 1 1 •.'■.. vu v ir« i" who'ni iho tragedy v.-M! i, n r- • • f l 'i ; >' r< •?■■«. He comns n ; • ■ ;■ .' family, a:i<l ™c of i, .- . istors li\ es in th!-- city. This is one ■ C ' ; . saddest cases that ... ' ... , ,;,...• ; b, re . \ v .utie; . .■ bijj me from his coun- I ■•■ :■■. fan n livelihood In the city. -..-.-: were b ; ch and a briehi prps .. ... !,, r .,, ): ... i-... n^nhie in r* • •:•■ a!lur«ments and frlilter of the • i. i,- ea-o' others leading he stray.-! f^rtn thr rip-1 I iiiilfl nvi rci me |!'! '- re morPC he tnnk th^ ratal ?t< p thai ended 1 |'s young !tf< and s< nt him a mere boy OF VALUE TO SCIENCE. Physicians So Rcgnid the l;xpcrimcn)s Being Mr.d : in Cuba, (liy Asso lato.l IVcbs.) HAVAXA. .v:::;.. v : : :;. :;■:. -nr the oiqin pC r noctJon v. -Mi th< experiments conducted h> ih< Yellow Fever Board during the las! tlvree weeks, three have died. Three others \^'n" took the fever nre expected to recover. One h a not developed the .!•: -■■••>•■. The eighth person As yeJ lias not .".M!n}.iii yellov [ever, althoug-h ii is too enrly to say what will happen in that ca?e. SurgtK>n-Maj*or Reid. !nt< nds to continue lh( i:iv. £i ;:::■: i< ns. Sixteen p« rsons had ).,,,, bitten by mosquitoes and all had recovered. The theorj' ol the board was ■■ • it" some hundred or more persons . mid have beein bitten with similar re sult! n report eoiild have been made showing how comparatively easy it was 1 ■ i •■:•.! immune. torga&, chief of O\<-- board, ro .. : : infection as ol imm< nse value to The man who wrb bitten by an infected mosquito, after being Inoculated with the serum of Dr. Caldas, the Brazilian ex pi r( has d< Em ; iped what seems to be Bj-ni i, :■.. • ■.' .v, ;. \ ,■!-. The yellow t,\ , r '•■ • •he case a sir ;•- r;. ARE DRIVING NEGROES OUT. Officers? Arrive al Sapulpa io Put an lind to 1;- Driven from Stroud. (By Associated Press.) BAPUL.PA, ;. ■;•.. Aug:, 26.— Dem onstra- Uor.s against negroes came '<> ; i sudden end with the arrival of Deputy United States Marsh ' and.C iptain \Vhlt«. Thry wen mcl hcix bj touted States Marshal B< ai ■ U and Gov< rnor Porter, :■ Incij ■ : ' the Creek Nation. ?.lar- Bh«l Bennett ■• I them to arrest all offenders a I them; to Muskogee in chains. Ncarlj all of th.> negroes hot □•wiring property have left town. (liv Ass.iia!-.! Tr.ss > STItOUD. o. t.. Aug-. L^.-Thr- flesire to run all negroes from territory towns, Btarted a 1 Sapulpa, ; ■ spn a<3 to Btroud, j and a mots . U en all the bl icks From | town In ■•■ t, thi >• !"!■■■ down tne j i .>,• •■• iv.. ncKroes and burned the \ buildings and • nnt< nts. The trouble *t;u-t.-d when a negro attempted to stau a white man. BtING RUDE BY OUTSIDERS. Nobody Authorized by Civic Federalism to Try act! Settle Sirikc. (Uy AeancU'tiwl Prc*B.) PXTTfiBUBG. !' \ . Aug. K. While the ..,,p;,. M-'ii.M -'ii. ti . •- ••• \ ■. ■ National civic Fede ration >■'•'' "' tK ' : ■'" teAloufii> for peace \«- !wv(ti the ;•!•'! n rkcra and :hf> pnited* Stolen St<-v! Corpij t!on. President Shaf fer, of the Am;-'-;- : l Association, de rtftrod t.-<iay r-.. ■■ lt!s orgahltatlon bad ajrv<*:i v.o author!! '• any ■im> i<> make a B*ttlcm«lt and I »ai any .JTort that may £♦> made in tli.-M direction iw being done »if' outside panics on their own responsi- I nllity. Mm I-""'-"''"' that, so far as t ho officials of thp organization arc concerned, they arts satisfied Uiat the efforts of tho trust I<> ojwr.-it'- thf plants In Pittaburjj have been futllej and that.' while there is ap parently a lot o* m<-n at work and ma chinery is in operation, practically no product is bciiiff turned out. Tho officials of the various plant? that. have been started during the past week In Pittsburg say they have made gains in nil of them. More men hnvo come to work and the output is in every case Increased. BODY FOUND IN NORTH RIVER. A Well Known Member of New York Bar and Author of Several Books. (I\v Associated Press.) NEW YORK. August 25.— The body nf I'ritton H. Taber, a lawyer of this city, w;,s found in the Xorth Itiver to-day. Mr.Tabcr was bnrn in Georgia, but when ho was very young his parents moved to Lafayette county, Miss. In IS7I he was admitted to the bar of Water county, Mlsg. He practiced in tho courts of most, of the Southern and Southwest ern St.ites. in TWi he moved to Birming ham, Aln.. and in lsf<3 to this city. !1<- was the author of a number of books, chiefly on religious subjects, and had but recently completed the manu script of a work entitled "The Guiding Star of Humanity." He was married. DESTROYING PIKES. Attempts Made to Wreck Two Bridges In Tennessee. (By Associated Press.) NASHVILLE. TEXX., Aug. 26.— The turnpike raiders have broken lonse in the vicinity of Goodl<Hhv]lle, -ir.d at tempts were made yesterday to wreck two bridges on the Dickerson Pike. Dy namite was used, and the abutments of the bridges were disturbed. About half tho population was awak ened by the explosion, 'which was set off early in the morning, and p<-onl* ran in stinctively to th<» Goodlc-thvillc bank under the impression that burglars were trying to effect an entrance into tho vault. The raiders made their escape, but before leaving sot fire to and de stroyed two old unoccupied gate houses. AN OIL GUSHER GOES WiLD. Two Men Are Killed and the Well Cannot Be Con:rolled. CBj- Associated Preß».) BEAUMONT, TEXAS, Aug. \26.— Two men are dead and an oil gusher is going absolutely wild, defying the mechanical skill of man t" stop it. The two men who are dead are: James Smith and John McDanielsj Smith li'^t his life trying to shut off tho gusher nnd McDaniels while trying to save Smiih. The scene of the wild gusher to-night Is what is known as the Hogg Swayne Syndicate tract. The well l" longs iv the Palastine-Beaumont Oil Company. It was not expected to come in before to-morrow. BIRDS DROWNED BY THOUSANDS This Result Attends a Severe Rainstorm in Illinois. (Tly Associated press.) GARBONDALE, ILL., August 2r,.— A storm approaching a. cloudburst passed •ivor this city to-day doing much damage. Ripening fruit was blown from the trees and in many instances the trees were up rooted or completely, destroyed. In this city fully six- thousand birds w< re drowned by tho. downpour of rain. In the Illinois Central Railway park over tifteen hundred dead birds wore found. Rodents and other animals were drowned by the hundreds. Sailed for Hampton Ronds. (Jlr Associated Tress. ) NANTITKKT. MASS.. Augr. 20.— The Snrth Atlantic squadron, Rear-Admiral P. L. Higglrison commanding, has feailed fiom here for Hampton Roads, Va. LABOR LEADERS IN NEW YORK CITY Deny That They are Authorized to Make Any Proposition for Set tlement of Steei Strike. (By Associated Press.) New York, Aug. 6fc— Ralph M. Easily, secretory of the National Civil Federa tion "1" Labor, and Henry White, secre tary of the United Garment Workers of America, arrived here to-day from Pitts burg;. They paid they had not been au thorized tv make any proposition toward a settlement of the United States Steel Corporation strike. While. In Pittsburg they had a conference with President Shaiifer.of the Amalgamated Association, but without risult. Sjmuc-1 vGompers, president of the American Federation of l^abor. also ar rived in the city to-day, coming -torn Buffalo, en route to Washington. Mr. Gompers was In conference with Mr. Easily and Mr. White, but it Xvas paid the conference resulted in no plan of ac tion Mr. Easily saJd to-day: "White and 1 did not go in Pittsburg to make any proposition to Mr. Shaffer, nor have, we been authorized to make any proposi tion to thi steel trust managers. \Ve went there t" p>u information and quite by chance we nut Professor Jenks, the trust expert of the Industrial Commission, and Jo.ii! Mitchell, president of the l"nir--.1 Mine Workers, and tlie four of us went to see President Shaffer. We merely wanted 1 to V.c informed of the exact situa tion and to see whether there was any opening for the good olflces of our con ciliation l oards. Mr. Mitchell for his part wanted infor mation because he had been asked to call n-a 290,000 miners on a Sympathetic strike, ana was not Willing to "s;>-> it :i;;:u 4 .." We had no proposition to make and did !!■>; seek any outhorlty to act for the Amalgamated Association. We mere ly made it clear that wo were at the s-.-r vV«. of both sides in an effort to reach a settlement, • - W<- are ready," said Mr. Easily, 'to endeavor to l>ri:ig the contending factors to an understanding, but we have made n<> offers to either side. Such an offer hhk'.u do more luirin than cood." Mr Easily said in conclusion that lie did not expect i' l sco Messrs. Schwab or Morgan, and that he was not trying- to obtain a conference with them ; The Machias In Colon Harbor. (P.v Associated Tress.) COIjCS. COL.. Augr. 26.— A report is cir culated hero to the effect that the rebels now threatening: Boca del Toro hail from Bluefields. Nicaragua. The United States gunboat Macfilas as* cbored to-day- In Colon harbor. ,- - RICHMOND. VA. TUESDAY. AUGUST 27. 1901 THE SIR KNIGHTS TAKE LOUISVILLE Gather From All Quarters for Annual Conclave. GREAT PARADETO-DAY Be Magnificent Pagent With Forty Thousand Marching. CITY THRONGED WITH VISITORS. Estimated That There Are Already 90,000, and the Hotels, Steamboats and Pull mans Are Crowded — Interest In the Election oi Officers and Next Place of Meeting. (Bj- Associate Press.} LOUISVILLE, ICY., Aug. 26.— The twen ty-eighth annual convention of the Grand Encampment of Knights Tempiar will be gin here to-morrow. Major John A. Leather, grand marshal of the- parade, expects 40.000 Sir Knights will be in line. This pageant as planned will extend Dyer a route of four miles and will bo tlie feature of tho- conclave. Knights from nearly every nook and corner of the coun try, including Honolulu, will be in line. The course of the parade is a flurry show of bunting, flags and streamers. Extraordinary precautions to keep the streets clean have been adopted. Street cars will not run and vehicles with spec tators will be compelled to remain on side streets. No boxes or stools will be al lowed save against the walls of build ings in order that all may have an equal opportunity to view the spectacle. CITY FULL OF SIR KXIGHTS. Incoming trains to-day filled the tracks about the city throughout the day and by midnight all but a few scattered coni manderies had arrived and had been es corted to their quarters. From ten to thir ty trains arrived over each railroad en tering the city and it is estimated that there are 90,000 visitors here to-night. Ho tels are crowded with guests; visitors also occupy steamboats moored at '.he wharves and Pullman sleepers located in different parts of the track.s. The various comma nderies were divided into detachments to-day and accompanied by a band mot incoming commanderies at the stations and escorted them to their locations. MAXY WANT THE ONE OFFICE. Generalissimo George M. Moulton. of Chicago, stated to-night that the election of ollicers of the Grand Encampment Wednesday would undoubtedly bo the usual perfunctory affair it lias been for some years. Grand Master Lloyd will re tire and wiH be succeeded by Deputy Grand Master Stoddard, of Texas. Olfi cers under him will advance one grade. This will leave one vacancy to be contest ed for, the junior grand wardensliip, and a hot skirmish is expected. In connec tion witli the office nearly every grand commander at the conclave is regard?! as a candidate, and a great deal of quii;t electioneering was done, to-day. Tho selection ot" the meeting place for the next conclave will be one of the last thinsrs to come before the Grand En campment. St. Paul i.s a strong candi date, Milwaukee is making a strong bid and San Francisco is also represented by an earnest band of vigorous advocates. Denver nnd Cincinnati arc in lino, while St. Louis and various cities of Xew Eng land are regarded as possibilities. MANY COMMANDERIES AMIIA'E. The Grand Commanderies of the ma jority of States reached here during the day. Among the .subordinate command eries hero are HanziMman. Cincinnati, Tancred. of Pittsburgh Pasi. of South Car olina; Charleston, South Carolina: Nash ville, of Tennessee; Tazewell, Virginia: Augusta, rif Georgia; Monumental, of Bal timore; Damascus, of Detroit; Asheville, of Xorth Carolina. The city was a glow of light to-nteht, when tho festivities of the week were in augurated at the custom-house with a reception to Grand Encampment officers and ladies. Grand Commander Jefferson, of Kentucky, made a brief speech of wel come, to which Grand Master Lloyd re sponded happily. LUCBAN SURPRISED. Three of General's Guard Killed and He Him self Wounded. (By Associated Press.) MANILA, Aug. 26.— Captain Harold L. Jackson, of the First Infantry, recently surprised General Lucban at Pambujan, in the mountains of the Island of Samar. Three of the general's guard were Killed and Lucban was wounded, out escaped. His family was captured. A captain and a lieutenant were also made prisoners. Dr. Olinger, a returning contract sur geon, was drowned by the swamping ot a hoat in the Pambujan River. His body was not recovered. Civil Governor Taft received at Ap parl. province of Cayagan, the higgest ovation of his trip. He announced tnat Appafi would be a port of entry and re ceive a large appropriation for the im provement of the harbor and Cayagan River. KEEPER RICH PROMOTED. He is Made Superintendent of tlie Sixth Life Sivlng District. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON". Augr. 26.— Ntewell a. Kich, keeper of the Assateague Beach, Va., LJfe Saving Station, has been pro moted to the position of superintendent or the Sixth' Life Saving District, which embraces the coast between the Delaware and Chesapeake Bay, vice'B. S. Rich, de ceased. This appointment is the result of the competitive examination to which all or tlie keepers in the district were lnvitou. Mr. Rich has been in active service whom he succeeds. His father and grandfather had received medals irom the Massachusetts Humane Society, me lntter at one time being president oi that society. Newell B. Rich, during his service, has boarded, with his crew, over SO wrecks, from which there was not a loss of a sin pie Hfc, a.R& J;aa «wfe »i«aHr prmonsi teacues. OVATION GIVEN CARDINALGIBBONS Ten Thousand Greet Him on His Arrival Home. HEADED BY MAYOR. Addresses of Welcome Were Warmly Responded to by the Prelate. FUTURE OF NEW POSSESSIONS. Mr. Bouapart's Address Was Devoted to Dis cussion of the fart the Catholic Church Must Pisy in Shaping It— The Cardinal Told Parish ioners of Mis Visit to the Pope. CBt AssoClateO l-ioas.l BALTIMORE, JID., Aug. 26.— Cardinal Gibbons reached home this evening .'it' ter a tour of Europe and was received ■with open arms by his friends and par ishioners. He came on a train .which arrived at Union Station shortly after 3 o'clock, accompanied by the party of clergymen and laymen who had met him in New York. "When he alighted he was greeted by a crowd of at least 10,000 people, headed by acting Mayor Henry Williams and Charles J. Bonapart. Both gentlemen made ad dresses of welcome, to which the Cardi nal responded feelingly, after which they entered carriages and were driven to the Cathdral at the head of a procession which included all the prominent Cath olic socities of the city, priests from the vicinity of Baltimore and Washington, and many of thr* rioii-secular friends of His Eminence. The Cardinal dismounted from his carriage and reviewed the pro cession from the steps of the Catholic Club, opposite his residence, afted whuh he addressed a congregation that Oiled the venerable Cathedral to the doors. CHURCH'S PAPvT. Mr. Bonapart's address was devoted in great part to a discussion to the part the church must play in shaping the future of the new possession and the duties de volving upon the national government be cause of their accession. He said in part: "It is not for us to murmur, still loss to shirk the appointed task; we cannot lay down at will these grave responsibili ties, however lightly we took them up. and to vainly se'-k such escape were mere cowardice and folly; but we must welcome a help which can help us to fuiiili tliem, in this work as in all that concerns man; for the Church of Christ. She can remind us; she, indeed, and not another of the common fatherhood of God. of the consequent brotherhood of ull^ men, which make empty and trival differences of race or color, of wealth or knowledge; which stamp the just rights of, any man, however humble and ignorant, be his skin black or red. brown or yellow, ns no less sacred than if he were the wisest, the most learned, the most reasonable honored of an enlightened people. She can toll us. and tell us as one speaking with authority, that if God has given us powor over distant lands and strange men, we hold it but to serve those we thus rule; that a government, whatever its shape, or name, peeking other ends than the good of the governed, is a tyranny; a tyranny all the more odious and baneful if millions share in its guilt." The Cardinal in replying to the address •it the station, merely expressed his grati fication at again being homo and his thanks for the generous welcome accord ed him by his friends and parishioners. At the Cathedral he confined himself al most entirely to a description of his visits to the Popr and incidents showing the wonderful clearness of the Pontiff's brain in spite of his advanced age. CORN UNDER WATER. Tennessee River Migher c Than Ever Known at This Season. fl'.y Assbelntetl Preas.l HAMBURG. TEXX., Aug. 26.— The Ten nessee River is higher than ever known at this season of the year/ There is at least 75 per cent, of this country's corn crop under water. The corn not covered is that which stood on high ridge land, and. being dry land. w:\s burned up aur ing tho hot. dry weather. Thr river has backed up the creeks and sloughs tor five miles in some places and killed both corn and cotton. A large number of people here have their whole crop of corn and cotton de stroyed. Their condition is critical. HELD MOB AT BAY WITH A SCYTHE A Negro Who Had Wounded a White Man Thus Defends Himself. One Probably Killed. (By Associated Press.) DECATUB, ALA., Augr. 26.— With a scythe blade. Enoch Henderson; a negro farmer of Moulton Heights, last night held at bay a niob of twenty-five maskei white men and probably fatally wounded' one of them- The mob wanted Hender son's life because of a difficulty between Henderson and a white man named Noel Graham several clays ago. Graham is in bed badly hurt, having been struck on the head with a brick thrown by the negro. He and the negro, whose lands adjoin, had fallen out over a gate upon which Henderson had placed condition some of the neighbors became infuriated and. it seems, plotted to have revenge upon Henderson last night. The negro barricaded himself in the attic of his cabin, armed only with a scythe blade, and awaited the mob's arrival. About midnight the mob attacked the house, tir ing a dozen shots into it. They broke down the door and started into the attic, one man leading with a lamp and gun in his hand. Before the man reached the ' head of the stairs Henderson claims to have struck him full in- the face with the weapon, wielded with both Band*. Tup man fell to the' floor and was wfied away toy his friends. MISS MAUD COLEMAN WOODS, NOTED VIRGINIA BEAUTY, DEAD. MISS MAUD COLEMAN WOODS. (Special dispatch to Thi> Times.) CHARLOTTESYILLE, VA., Aup. 26.— The funeral of Miss Maud Coleman Weeds, who died Saturday night at her father's summer home in Hanover county, v.-ili take place at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning from Christ Episcopal Church, and will be conducted by the rector. Rev. Harry B. Lee, assisted by the Rev. Frank Pr.ge, of Waco, Tex., an uncle of the yc.ung- lady. Tlie interment will be in the family section at Maplewood Cemetery. The following will act as pall-bearers: Judge George Watts Morris, John W. Flshburne, Dr. Douglas Macon. Prof. C. C Wright, Dr. Walter S. Hoen" Thomas V. Bond, Robert 11. Davis and John S. White. FUNERAL TRAIX. When the train bearing the funeral party reached this city at noon to-day it %\as met at Main-Street Station by nearly every member of the legal fraternity in Chariottesville and a number of the rep resentative business men of th" city, and all of these followed the white huarso containing- the remains to Captain Woods' residence oh High Street. Among those who accompanied the fam ily from Hanover are the Rev. Frank Page, a brother of Thomas Nelson Page; Prof. John Morris, of Athens. Ga., who holds the Chair of Modern Languages at the University of Georgia; Dr. Lewis Coleman Morris, of Birminghsm, Ala.; Richard M. NelSoh, Mrs. John P. Mc- Guire of Richmond, and Misses Susie, Rose and Louise Morris, oi Birmingham, all relatives of the Tamily. GENERAL SORROW". To the people of this community, where Miss Woods was born and has lived, her great beauty of person was not more ad mirable than her loviiness and modesty of character and disposition. She shrank from the prominence in which her grt-iit beauty forced her, and showed always a selt-dcpreciating modesty that was not less remarkable than her beauty. Captain Woods' only son, Morris Woods, wili arrivfe~lroin the Arkansas Hot Springs to-night. Rev. Harry B. Lee, rector of Christ Church, is also expected to reach the city this evening- to assist in the funeral ser vices to-morrow. HER ILLNESS. For ten days' she had been ill of typhoid fever in her father's country home, and the greatest solicitude was telt from day to day as the reports of her condition were received. The announcement of her death was received with genuine and universal sorrow. The tolloVing special from Chariottes ville gives further particulars of the sad event: Miss Maud Coleman Woods, whom crit ics declared was the most beautii'ul young woman in America, and who, in IS9B, was chosen by Alexander Black, the distin guished New York author and critic, to represent the typical American gin, and whose photograph, sent by Black without the knowledge of the young girl, was selected in a competition to be used in making a profile to go on the official em blem of the Pan-American Exposition, died at ll:oO o'clock Saturday night at "Clazemont." the summer home of her parents, situated about thirteen miles from Beaver Dam. in Hanover county, after a two-weeks' illness of typhoid fever. Dr. Lewis Coleman Morris, of Birmingham, Ala., a brother of Mrs. Woods, Dr. John R. Wheat, of Richmond, and other skilled physicians were in constant attendance, but they could not check the disease, which was of a violent type from the first; . TYPICAL BEAUTY. It wilt be remembered that Miss Woods was selected as the most beautiful blonde in America and that Miss Maxine E'.iott was chosen at the same time as the typical brunette. Miss Woods was prominent in the "rose bud garden of girls" at the great reunion of Confederate Veterans ,tn Atlanta, i:: July, IS3S, where she Represented the Sev enth Congressional District of this State as maid of honor to Virginia's sponsor. army of Northern Virginia— thf- highest honor bestowed uprn any lady from the. South. A very beautiful badge was pre sented her by the officers of the United Confederate Veterans' Association to dc-slgnnte the compliment paid to her. Oc cupying this position on the occasion of the prescnta-tion of the sponsors and maids of honor to the audience of fifteen thousand, at the great Auditorium at Atlanta, she was the first lady led forward tor- presentation, an<s the thousands of old veterans of the Army of northern. Virginia were called upon to rise and greet her as their sponsor. Miss Woods was a splendid type of young womanhood. She was a litti- more than grown; had brown hair, deep blue eyes, and very fair skin, with delicate roses in her cheeks. She was ot medium height^ rather slender, and her every movement was full of grace. was highly educated and a musician <>£ ability. 1 1 E H A N'T !•> •ED E NTS. Miss Woods, wh ■ was considered •■•! < ■<( the most beautiful :rir!H in yirglnirt* v i- 11 the second daughter >>t General Mlcajan \Voods, a distinguished lawyer and poli tician, who. at the age of seventeen years, entered the Army of Northern V>r ginla at the very o:;ty.--r or' the war hs i volunteer on the staff of General John B. Floyd. Her mother was Matilda Minor Morris, a niece of Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman, who resigned Irs professorship at the IJnl versity of Virginia to enter the Confed eratfi army, and. after serving with dis tinction, fell at the heid nf his battalion of artillery at the battle of Fredericks lung, greatly lamented. Her grandfather was the great lawyer. Richard Morris, of Hanover, who, according to John Ran dolph, of Roanoke, made the greatest speech of tlv Virginia convention of (Continued On Sixth Pago.) CRUSHED!!) DEATH BY TONS OF IRON Huge Steel Girders Fell, Killing Four Men Instantly and Others Injured. (By Associated Pre>3.) COLUMBIA, S. C, Aug. 26.— 1n an acci dent at the new bridge which the Southern Railway is constructing across the C^n gdree River, near Columbia, four men were killed, three injured, one fatally and two seriously. The accident occurred at S:;;0 this morning and wad caused by the falling of two steel girders about seventy feet long, weighing fourteen tons each. The two girders were hoisted about mid way of the riv-r ai-.v-- !■:•• bridge. The rains of the night previous had pro bably caused the ropes holding them in place to slip. Thf Crash came without the slightest warning and at a time when there were severity-flVe meti on tne britige, spectators and workmen, of the ine:i were pinned to the nriJge and ki.l^d instantly, four more were knocked Into the river, two of whom were rescued by the government tug, which came up from the Congaree locks: The killed: J. E. Castlebery. Reuben Alston. Job Debais. Jim Reese. Wounded— David Stiles, fatally: A. T. Thornton, seriously; Sam Wilfred, serious ly- The river is considerably swollen at present, but -will be dredged for the body of Jim Re^se. Reese probably would have escaped, but became terrified and jumped tr> save himself and was drowned v-'V>rpv -'V>rp the tug cou'.d reach him Tho i.rfrlsre is being built by the Phoenix Bridge Com pany, of Philadelphia. The structure is not materially damaged, though it !s feared that Fnme of the Iron work is strained. The Seaboard Air Line's tracks will be used by the Southern untiil the wreckage is clearpcl away. All of the killed and injured belong to Columbia. WRECK ON SEABOARD. Engineer Killed and Several Trainmen Injured Near Cheraw. S. C. (Ky- Associated Press.) COLUMBIA; S. C. AU& 2S.— Thv Florida and Metropolitan limited train of the Sea board Air Line was totally wrecked Sat urday r.tght at 10:23 o'clock, seven miles south of Ch?raw, S. C. due to a sand bank washout. The killed and .wound ed: Fireman Roseroond. crushed to death. Engineer Muse, shoulder and lejr in jured. Tom Cleary, another engineer. inj«tr<?d lii knee 9 and legs. Postal clerk, name unknown, siightly bruised. Txie passengers escaped with a sever* (Continued, on Third Page.) WEATHER FORECAST. Forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday: Virginia— Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday: probably occasional showers. light easterly winds. North Carolina— Showers Tuesday and 1 piobably Wednesday; warmer Wodnesda; in western portions, variable winds. PKICE TWO CENTS DEBATE TO LAST SEVERAL WEEKS Barbour, Cameron and Pedigo Speak To-Day MR. WYSOR TO CLOSE. Judge Green lo Conclude the Gen v eral Debate. SUFFRAGE COMMITTEE'S WORK- Several Features of the Plan Practically Agreed Upon-General Hill's Flsn for Railroad Commission — Judiciary Committee Meets — Gossip Gathered from the Legislators in the Lobbies. The debate on the Bill of Rights will probably last for several weeks longer. It is understood that Mr. Barbour will be the tirst speaker to-day. He will ad dress -Imseif to tho \s"ysor amendment, and will favor submission to an abridged electorate. Then will come the great speech of ex-Governor Cameron, which" has been looked forward to with so much interest. He will devote his effort mainly to a reply to the recent able speech oi Delegate VVysor. Mr. Pedlgo will probably follow Mr. Cameron. Tht> W'ysor amendment will probably b« the lirst o.ues»tion disposed oE In connection with the Hill of ftlghts report, and there arc a number of members on both sides of the Chamber who desire to address themselves to thl^. The able member front Pulaski \/»U probably close the debate oa his proposition. Some of those who will precede him on one siiU or the ■.•ti;> r art» Messrs. Glass, Flood. Bouldih, Summers, Moore-, <-<( Montgomery and probably Mr, Blair, of Wythe. Then will come the dis cussion over the jury fe<iture.<of thf re port, upon which Messrs, Moore, ■■( Fair fax; Bnixton and others wi i speak. Ie is not unlikely that Judge Marshall will address the. convention •: s »me .--tage ■>.' the debate-. Judge Green, the chairman .>f the commttlee, •>vi:i close th>' debate for the majority and th-vi a vote will be taken. Making a Hard Strugefe. The Suffrage Committee 'n "l ;i two hours' session yesterday morning, and the Democratic m-"-:n!tf!v held h conference all the afternoon. The main features of the Watson bill seem now t>> be the bnsls of the delibera tions (<l the committee. This embraces tho military cxi mptidi fptrfure. the COO prbpertj qualification i ■ "■ oi the latter privileged to extend to .- ■ • id : i. s*xty years age limit. There is t poll-tax pre requisite Of >"!.'". The eomproml.-"- sought to be effected by the committee now !s ab ut ••-.- ; follows: In place- of the 125 a month employment exception, the new plan la t'> re«iuir< reg ular employment for twelve m ntns as evidence- of a permanent attachment in the State; the understanding feature i» that a voter must understan ! any section of thr- Constitution when read to him ■■■r be a.^ie to explain the duties of the officers for whom he offers t • vote. UNDERSTANDING CLAUSE After the tirst election, when all the present electors are permanently enrolled under the understanding clause, this fea ture is to be dropped. In place of it the Louisiana, clause requiring the voter to make application for registration in his own handwriting is to be sustituted a? a permanent feature for all who ap not registered under <'■ ■ ti tnporary under standing clause. The voter will be ex empted from this requirement if he or his parents own $300 worth dt property or if he or his ancestors have s rved in th p army or navy. The above are the principal features of the plan discussed by the committee yes terday. There was a warm conference in the afternoon. Several plans were voted on. and defeated. Tb« one outlined" above was the outcome of the « irio .* votes and dlsctrastons, What cban :••» will be mad'? in to-day's conference no one can say. There will not be another meeting of the committee until Chair man Daniel calls it. One of tii" most prominent member^ ci the committee said last night ther<» was no necessity for hnste; that the con vention was busy now and would pro!)- ' ably continue debate on the Bill of P.lghts and the V.'ysor amendment for at least t-n days, and there was no necessity tot a report from the Suffrage Committee now. It is judged by this that fhe committee Is really awaiting the result of the vote on the question of submission betore ie cares to agree on a formal report op. a suffrage clause. General Hill's Plan. Tire Committee on Corporations failed to get a quorum yesterday afternoon. Chairman Braxton. after several lnet fectual efforts to drum up members, re marked in discouragement that It seemect Impossible for commkte'es to do any worlc until the Suffrage Committee conctudso) Its sessions and conferences. The following communication has been placed in the chairman's- hands firul wut he the subject of deliberation at the next meeting of the committee. Besides the suggested ordinance rpentn raended beinw by General Kill, there art three others before the onmmittp». pre sented by Mp~srs«. Robertson, Q'lirl^s and Lindsay. All four will De confterect to gether: Commonwealth of Virginia. Office of Railroad Commissioner, Richmond. Va.. July 3\ TWi. (Recommendations as to Railroad Com missioners. Powers and Dutlea.l Hon. A. C. Braxton. Chairman Corpora tion Committee: Hear Sir.— ln answer to thf resolution of your committef* agreed to or. tne !Tth Instnnt in reference to this matter. I have the honor to "nclose a memo randum defining th«> powers and duties of a. commission or commissioner and re lating to common carrier corporations, which. In my judgment, will c»v*>r th<» case. In reference to -thf statement de sired by your rommitte.\ if the extent of the intra-stat? traffic, *i.« compar*«ct to the whole. I will state that th<» fornv of statistics kept will not enable me tr> accurately furnish this Information,, out I think it safe to stat^ that not mora than 10 psr cent, of th#» total tormaga of the State would: be subject to Stats legislation, the remainder of the tratUo being Interstate. I would further state for the- information or the committee that the majority of complaints sent to this office ar» in respect to station ac commodation* apd laclUties. train tiE»