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| south; showors Tuesday: Wednesday fair, j
1 licht rev.th wlnds.
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VOL. 17. XO. 128.
EICIIMOXjX VA., TUESDAY, JULY 8.1902.
SESSION OF C
Mayor Sends Message and
Many Measures Proposed.
PLAN FOR BETTER STREETS
f.lr. Clowes Offers a Resoluticn
Looking to This End.
MANUAL TRAINING INSCHOOLS
Mr. Pollock lntroduc.es an Imporiant
and far Reaching Resol ution in Re?
gard to the Extension of City
Limits. and the Redistricting
ofthe City Into Wards.
The new Common Councii held its first
mcetmg for general business last night.
A considerable number of measures of.
large importance were introduced and
referred to committees. As there was
r-> business from committees to be actcd
upon the session was a short one.
A long and comprehensive message
from Mayor Taylor, printed elsewhere,
va? read and sent on to the Boatd of
Aldermen : ?:? th< i nsideration of that
A communication from the City Coun?
cil r'f Manchester in relatidn to Rich
i ? ?; . taking up the scheme for .1 free
1 ;_? ? ?; tht sin ol the pres< nt Mayo's
Bridge was referred to the Committee
on Ordinances. Charter and Reform.
The Caraegie Library Boanl of Trus?
tees reported that they had dc-cided upon
;???? northeasl corner of Eleventh and
Broad as ihe proper siie for a library.
end asked the Council for $22,000 with
which '<? purchase the property. The
matter was referred to the Finance Com?
Mr. Allen offered an amendment to the
charter of the city providing that Fire
and Police Commissioners shall be in
eligible to re-election to a second term.
This went to tlie Committee on Ordi?
nances. Charter and Reform.
THE CITTS REAL, ESTATE.
Mr. Blooroberg offered a resolutiOn
chahging the present law in relation to
the smking fund, which went to the Fi?
nance Committee. and also the follow?
ing. which was adopted:
"Be 11 resolved by the Common Coun?
cil of Uie city of Richmond:
?That. the Auditor of the city of Rich?
mond be. and he is hereby, directed to
jsrepare and have printed in a convenient
form for the use of the me_??ers of the
"5 ,\ fiescriptiv- lift of the Idcation,
character nnd size of all improved real
est.ate owned by the- city. the purposes
for which the same is used. the amount
of fire insurance carricd thereori, and the
approximate value thereof:
?_ A descriptive list of .ill unimproved
nnd unproductive r( :1 ecta.te owned ny
the city. and the size, character. loca?
tion and approximate value thereof.
"And be it further resolved. That the
Special Acoountant. City Fncir.eer. Com
missioner ot Revenue, : uperinteudent
of ....-- Water Works. Superintendent of
U,e Gas Works. nnd .he- Police. Fire and
S, hool Boards be nnd. thej1 are hereby
1,- |uested to render all necessary assist
ance to the Auditor. to enable him to
prepare an authentic and perfect list."
Mr Bottom introduced a resolution re
rjuesting the Water ? omniittee to inves
tigate the poor water supply on certain
f,rr.r-t? on the south Slde of Clay Ward.
This was adopted Mr. Bottom also had
s resolution providing for a .ioint com?
mittee of sevep to revise the rules of the
Council and oBard. which was adopted.
Mr. CloW'es offered one of the mopt
important and far reaching resolution!
of the evening. It went to the Street
Committee. and was as follows:
"Be it resolved by the Council of the
city of Richmond. the oard of Aldermen
concurring, That the Committee on
Street and Finance, assisted by the City
Engineer. report 10 the body for ir.s
adoption a plan for tho general nnd
p< rmanenl improvements of the streets"
of the city. and an ordinance prohibiting
the division of tlie street funds among! !
the several wards of the city."
MAXTKl, TRAINING IX SCHOOLS.
Mr. Crenshaw offered a. joint resolution
providing for a joint committee of nins
to lnvestigate and report on the- advis
ubiltty of introducting manual traini) -?
,?'."; kindergarten instruetion into tht
h. | .r-ip ot the city. The resolution was
8 l pted and ihe joinl committee win De
named as soon as the Board act? on the
Mr. Crenshaw's ordinance prohibiting
horses, cows, or e.rh?r animals from be?
ing allowed to crar.- on tlie streets went
to the. Ordinance <"-ommiu- e
Mr. Ellett offered a resolution that the
Broad Streel Bank be on^ of the city
depositories. This went to the Finance
COMFORT HOUSES IX PARKS
A very valuable and popular resolu?
tion was that of Mr. Fergusson that the
Groimds and Buildinp Committee take
up the matter of building houses of pub?
lic comforl at Chimborazo and Reser^
voir Parks. The general need 0f FuCh
t ddings has been long appreciated.
Tht matter went to the committee.
Mr Heslip 1- resolution that Justire
-1 hn .' Crutchfleld he piVen a mohth's
vacation with full pay went through
with .-, hearl ?? s that attested that of
flcial's popularity. There were several
"Hurrahs for Justlce John" from his en
thufiiastlc admirers of the Council More I
jgested privately that the |
two or three months. but j
d that this might not he in
with Justlce Crutchfleld*- ;
"A_y man v.hr. nas servod Richmond]
like John Crutchfleld has all these years!
can get whatever he wants." said ..ne or :
the older members of the Council rri the I
Mr. Peters introduced the amended !
franchise ordinance of the Richmond
Telephone Company which was before the
Street Committee ln ihe spring. lt was 1
referred to the committee again
EXTENSION OF RKAPPORTK >NMENT.
Mr. Pollock Offered a resolution which
?w-a* adopted. and which direct s the Or?
dinance Committee te, lnvestigate
and report upon the questton of
leg?ilation affectlng the extension
of the corporate limits of ilie oi',v .'ind
givjng to ihe- city th? right of tixlnt; a
(Continued on Third Page.)
FOR CIBL'S BONNET
Miss Gordon. of Richmond, Puts
Cadet Admirers to the Test.
WAS A STARTI.ING RESPONSE
Young Garland Mourning. ofKenlucky
Guest of Hon. John S. Wise. Swims
for Bonnet and Gallantly Re
turns it?"Kiptopeke" Club.
Occafionaliy knighthood bloss'oms even
In these days of money-getting and ma
terial progress. When it does the most
bardened and practical cannot withhoid
a smile of appreciatiou and approval.
ty morning as the Richmond mem?
bers of the "Kiptopeke" club, who had
b-o,-, the guests of Hon. Johh S. Wise. of
Xew York. at his Virginia. home near
Cape Charles. departed a scene was en?
acted that would have graced the dis
tant time "when knighthood was in
Miss Xellie Gordon, the young nnd
beautiful daughter of Mr. John W. Gor?
don, of this city, visiting tho daughter ol
Mr. AVise. threw her bonnet into tho
Chesapeake Bay to test. the sihcerity of
the attentions of a number of V. M. I.
cadets who were also guests at the Wise
home. What foilowed was worthy ot
more romantic days. The gallant young
man was Cadet Garland .Mourning. of
WAV1XG REGRETFUL FAREWELLS
The K.ptopeke Club, named for Mr.
Wise's home. had heon his guests since
last Thursday. Sunday morning the
members leaving for Old Point. home
ward bound. Tho vcssel which was to
take them across the bay lay some dist?
ance from the wharf and the party went
.??;: to her in a rowboat. In the depart
ing company were the Richmond mem
bers of the club and the V. M. 1. cadets.
Those on tho wharf who had come down
to say good-bye were Mr. Wise. Mrs.
Wise, their daughter. Miss "Nanie," and
her friend and guest. Miss Xellie Gordon.
of Richmond. Tho cadet? had all been
paying Miss Gordon. as well as Miss
Wise, the most arduous and knightly at?
tention. Xow they were waving regret
ful farewells. Miss Gordon. whom na?
ture. has been lavish to adorn. wore a
sun-bonnet, such as girls in tho coun?
try wear to protect their fair faces from
the sun. Sho never looked more beaun
ful As the boat passed out. Mr. C. D.
Wingrield. of this city, called to her:
"Throw your bonnet in the water and
see which of theso young gallants will
jr.nip in for it."
Instantly tho girl took it from hor
head, and making a tiny, soft, white
bundle of jt tossed it into the bay with
all her strength.
Xo ariticipated act upon tho modern
stage was over met more promptly by. its
natural counterpart. The little bunch ot
wii r.eness had not touched the water he
fore young Garland Mourning, in immac
ulate summer carb. plunged in head fore
most and was swmming strongly for the
dainty head-gear glistening on the sun
lir w.ivis. The young knight was dress?
ed in new straw hat. soft light coat.
white trousers, patent-leather shoes.
negligee shirt, dotted tie ? every
item of latest fashion and an
honor to tho laundryman's art. But
tlv . were fprgotten. So quick was the
young man's .bought and action it seem
.-?i to the surprised ar.d amused company
that he left the boat almost the instant
that. tho bonnet flew from the small
hand of the owner.
THREW A K1SS BACK.
Gottin? the bonnet before it had gotten
fairly'wet, the cadet threw it back to the
girl upon th" wharf. and a smile nnd
a kiss of tho hand went with it. The
gallant and graceful act was crreeted
with chcer.s from the rest of the party.
who had looked on with intense interest
and bated breath.
The gallant young Kentuckian swam
to tho boat, ar.d was rowed away to the
Those wl-,o left Richmond last Thurs
day to bo the guests of Mr. Wi.-e wero
Major Clay 'Pr---v.iv. "Uncle" John 1,
Grubbs, assistanl postmaster of Rich?
mond: Mr. E. D. Hotchkiss, Mr. E. A
Catlin. Mr. W. S. .Archer. Mr. John H.
(Continued on third pago.)
Buried Under Thirty Feet c
After Many Hours of Ardi
Neighbors, He Demam
(Speciai Dispatch to The Times.1
HOLLADAY. VA.. July 7? AA"iilie Day.
the sixteen-year-old son of Mr. W. L.
Day. who for twenty years has been
a tenant of Mr. Julian T. Kendrell, near
this place. on Saturday last underwent
a most thrilling and perilous experience
and had a. miraculous escape. from a
painful and harrowing death.
Willie was at work for Mr. Alcxnnder
Green. near Thora Hill. in Orange coun?
ty. about six miles from this place and
about one o'clock on Saturday climbed
down the wall into--the well to get the
bucket which had become detached from
AVhon he got down near the surfaoe of
tho water the entire wall caved in and
Willie was buried under the mass of
rock nearly thirty feet underground. By
some strange chance. the rock so lodged
as not to crush him to death instant?
ly. Mr. Green immediately set to work
with hi- hands and tho neighbors who
resppnded to the call for he!p. it was
eleven o'clock that night before Willie
was rescued from his hazardous position.
He came out game and as soon as his
head emerged from the mass of stone
demanded a chew of tobacco.
Spotysylvania boys are not easily daunt
ed and Willie Day seems to possess
some of the spirit of "Little Brc-eches."
It is a remarkable fact that Mr. Rob
NT TO THE COUNCIL LAST NIGHT
Mayor Taylor sent the following message to the Common Council at its first
business session, held last night:
To the Honorable Council of the City of Richmond:
"The new Constitution, to be promulgated on the 10th instant, clo'hes the Execu?
tive of the city with powers hitherto withheld, and will make the office ot mayor an important
factor in the municipal government. Appreciating the new conditions, and congratulating you on
your selection by our feilow citizens to be the custodians of their interests. and desiring to place
the Executive and Legislative branches in harmonious association, I assure your honorable body
that my efforts shall be earnestly directed to co-operating with you in all advantageous legislation.
" It should be our aim to be a progressive city, keeping pace Avith the times, but with acon
servative policy that will maintain the good conditions now prevailing in the city government. It
is, and should be, our duty to live within our means, not allowing extravagance in our expendi
tures to prejudice our high financial sianding. The committees of your honorable body will
shape the business to be taken up by you, and all matters should be carefully considered before
they are submitted to the Mayor for final action.
" Aboveall tve should insist upon integrityand zeal in every department, and officials should
be held to strict accountability for the proper conduct of their se\'eral offices and of the employes
under their charge.
WANTS SPECIAL ACCOUNTANTS.
" Inasmuch as it is the duty of the Mayor to see that the books of the A'arious departments
are properly kept I recommend that he be authorized to appoint from time to time e:;p.irt accounr
ants to be under his supervision and control. whose duty it shall be to critically examine into the
various city departments ; the reports of their examinations to be submitted directly to you by
the Mayor. By this means you will be put in closer touch Avith city affairs, and at the same
time, our official acts will be open to the scrutiny of our fellow-citizens, who have made us their
trustees in the management of the city and have a right to know what we are doing.
" I would call your attention specially to matters relating to streets, health, water. fire,
schools, light, police. public grounds and buildings, and the poor, as departments- essential to the
proper condition of the city and which should actively engage our interest.
" The substitution of other roadways for the macadam which has become a great discom
fort and a possible menance to health, proper sewerage and culvert systems to prevent inundations,
and consequent law suits ayainst the city, and a general improvement of the streets, should have
the immediate attention of the new committee on streets. Nothing could add so materially tothe
interests of the city as a good health report, and the Council should, therefore, be liberal in its
appropriations to the Health Department. I particuiarly recommend measures for insuring the
strength and purity of milk, for this article is the food of great numbers of those who are to be
our future men and Avomen, and Ave should not allow them to be robbed of their proper nourish
ment. Our Avater supply is ample and wholesome but not always sight'y, and the recent action
of the Council looking to the construction of a sett'.ing basin should be pressed to its completion.
The recent additions to the Fire Department will aid them materially in handling fires, but the
necessity for more apparatus is apparent and your attention is called to this. I recommend the
addition of an extra new company, fully manned and equipped. Our schools require your con
stant attention and supervision.
"The school-houses are in bad condition, overcrowded and poorly ventilated, and some
action should be taken to put them in good repair before the next session begins. To guard the
health of the children efficientiy I recommend that one or more physicians be placed upon the
School Board. The Light Department should be er.couraged in its efforts to have a neAv gas
holder erected in the Avestern part of the city in order,to prevent a repetition of the troubles the
works have had to undergo in times of flood. Proper police protection is necessary for the
growing city, and we are sadly in need of more policemen. I recommend an increase of twenty
five patrolmen and the necessary officers.
"Our public buildings, eiected and cared for at great cost, should not be neglected. but
suitable provision should be made for their proper keeping and continual improvement. Our
parks, useful and ornamental, should be made always attractive by maintaining them in a clean
and neat condition.
" The poor at all times need the sympathy of your honorable body, and means for helping
them in their distress should be an object of your earnest efforts. The work of placing electrical
wires under ground should be continued and not ended until atl overhead Avires are safely disposed
of. I call attention to a tendency on the part of the boards and committees to look outside of
the city for officials and employes to supply vacancies in city positions, and suggest that suitable
ordinances be framed to secure to our own citizens the preference for these places. and thus en
courage those Avho have prepared themseh'es for these positions, and have the best right to them.
" I have in this message attempted to outline some of the necessities that confront us, but
in closing I cannot impress you too deeply with the conviction that in all things must we be careful
in making our appropriations, so as not to exceed the income of the city.
"Very respectfully, RICHARD M. TAYLOR, Mayor."
HOUSES, BARNS AND STOCK
SWEPT AWAY IN FLOOD.
(n.r Assoclnted rrcs.l
ROCHESTER. N. T., July 7-Xews
from the flood devastated districts of
this State is coming in slowly. A cloud
burst struck Medina Saturday night and
early Sunday morning. doing great dam
age. To-dav wreckage is piled up along
waterwayE, which have been dried up
for a month. Eightning dcstroyed barns
f Rock, and When Rescued
ious Labor by His Father's
is a Chew of Tobacco.
ert Harlen, now- postmaster at Brian. in
Louisa county. had a. similar experience
to Willie. Day's many years ago at a
place only a. few miles from Mr.
Cards aro out announcing the mnr
riage of Miss Lily Conway Woolfolk, the
popular and attractive daughter of Mr.
Robert W. Woolfolk. of Louisa county,
to Mr. Richard T. Goodwin, one. of the
most successfu! farmers of this cbmmuni
ty. The. marriage will take place at
the residence of the bride's father on the
15th of July.
MINERS RETURNING TO WORK
Young Man Charged With Embezzling
is Honorably Discharged.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
POAXOKE. VA.. July T.-One hundred
and fifty colored laborers passed turough
here to-day en route to the coal fields
from Martinsville and North Carolina.
Another crowd of miners came in from
the East, returning to work.
A. E. Corbin. who was arrcsted int
Danville, charged with embezzling $13.o0
from the branch instalment house of
Frc-oks, Mead & Co.. in this city, had a
hearlng in the police court to-day and
was honorably discharged.
at Shelby, DindeenvIIle and other points
ncrth of Medina. Eightning struck the
house of George Benns. southwest of
Medina, wrecking it and burning the
family in the debris. A boy was taken
out of tho ruins so badly injured that
it is doubtful if he will survive.
Between Medina and Middleport the
railroad track is washed away in sev?
eral places, and all trains are aban
The Genesee River. which at this time
of the year is but a mere raceway. is
to-day a raging torrent. Great rpianti
ties of driftwood and trocs are coming
down. From up-river points comes re?
ports that the Iow-lands are under water,
and that the ftood is as high or even higher
than eyer known during any spring
The cloudbursts yesterday have inter
fered with railroad tra.ffic on the Buf
falo, Rochester and Pittsbur_- Railroad
nnd the Western Xew lork division of
the Pennsylvania system. Xeither com?
pany was able to get trains out to-day.
The Erie tracks hetween Attica and Ba
tavia. are washed out. but trains on this
division are running on slow time.
From Ohurchville comes reports that
Black Creek is the highest hefore known
even in spring freshets. Tt is out of its
channel, and causing great damage to
growing crops along its hanks. Hun
dreds of acres of corn, beans and pota
toes, sugar beets and the other crops
are under water and ruined. The dam
at Byron is reported broken and the
creek is still rising at a great rate.
Honeoye reports six bridges. iricluding
an iron strucfure on Mill Creek. washed
away and heavy damage to crops.
Pennar says that many thousands of
dollars' damage has been done to desl
dences along the course. of the creek
flowing through Hammondsport, and cat
tie WPre rescued from fiooded pastures
with great difficulty
Mount Moria reports the water at that
point two feet higher than ever before.
Many fine farms have been ruined
Xunda reports the greatest fiood in the
history of that section. The State foot
bridge over Kishinua Creek has been
washed away and the town is in dark
ness. Earge fields ot" growing crops have
been washed away. ground and all.
Dalton has also suffered greatly.
Portageville. -Pike. Lamont. Rosebridge.
Fillmore and many other towns have
been under water since Sunday morning.
The farms at West Portageville are laid
waste and no field crops can be saved.
Houses, barns and liv,- stock are being
swept down the river. The tracks of the
Pennsylvania Road are washed away,
and ;i now- roadbed will i.ave to he built
at many places i-efore trains can be
^ike rpports the loss of a large iron
bridge. the postoffice building. Fonds store
and opera-house. a meat market, cheese
STRIKE IN CHICAGO
Had its Incipiency in the Swan
TREHY AND DEY FACTIONS
Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows and
There Are Some Highly Conflicting
Interests to Be Reconciled in the
Schedule to.Be Attempted.
(Speciai Pi>pntch to Th-- Times.)
NORFOLK. VA., July 7.-Xorfolk has
a rfform Mayor and an interesting sitti
atior,. The Mayor assumed office on the
1st. and the sitnation began Saturday.
If cennot be understood without an ex
planation and an explanation must begin
at the old right botweon Claude A Swart
son. a representative in Congress. and
Anclrew J. Montague, then Attorncy-Gen
cral of tho'-'Stato. for the nomination of
the Democratic party for C-ovemor of
That was a bitter. personal, po-litica!
contest. It involved every city. town and
county in the State. and divided them into
factiens. Tho bitternoss extenfL0d from
tho principal.s to the rank and file of tho
party workers. ancl even to those who
?ueie nor. workers. till throughout Vir
ginie thero is a distinct alignment of the
Swanson and Montague factions. One or
the othor of th^so factions is doniinaitt
and the other is in opposition in every
hamlet in the State.
ln Norfoik they are known as the
Trehy faction and tbe Dey faction. But
there is no difforence except tho local
color or interest that James A'. Trehy,
tho leader, adds to the Swanson faction,
and the success with which Captain A\".
A\'. Dey manages the Montague faction.
As Montague won fc-r tho State faction
s" as to put himself in th<- Governor's
seat. so Dey has won hore to rotain his
r.-.vr place and" put all of his fn?nds in
PERSONXF.L OF FACTrpNS.
Tho porsonnel of the two factions is
Intorestins:. James A'. Trehy is an am
bitious young Catholic of Irish doscent.
who is a shrewd and bold politicial
manager. He has conducted several suc
ecssful local campaigns, and is enjoying
the salary of tho clerk of the. courts in
consenuence of his ability as a manager
and hi? promises for the future. He has
a large following and distinguished him?
self as a. loyal subject to the "Martin
rinc." as it was oalled before ?pnamr
Thomas S. Martin's mantle fell on the
shouiders of Claude A. Swanson as
his political heir.
Captain W. AV. Dey got his tltle and
much of his political prostico from a
craek military company here, which was
utilized to make him commissioner or
rovontio and improved to riv*-- him the
leadership of the Montague faction.
Dey and Trohy have lieutenants as
local assistant?. Tho iattor ls assisted
by Na.poleon P. Joy nos. who has a lot
of snloons and thoir fbllowers and in
fluences. while the Dey faction is as?
sisted by James E. Prince, who is like
wise a saloon on-n?r and leader.
In Xorfolk. as in rnany other cities.
thorp are violations of th-- laws, which.
especia.lly on Sunday, exasporate the
oU-ment. known as the good covernment
faction. After the distinct alignment fol?
lowing tho Swanson-Montague contest
ir. was developed that nearly all of the
offlces. includlng the political depart?
ment. were filled with adherents of the
The probiem with Dey was to defeat
Trehy in the city. as Swanson had been
defeated ln the State. Hence foilow?--i
a union of tho Dey faction with the
Good Government Club. the Sabbath Ob
servance Assoclation and all other dis
satlsfied and expectant elements. which
n-t-io not enjoying any of the favors or
profiting by the immunities. as the case
may bo. of the Trehy faction.
DR. JAMES G. RIDDICK.
To lead this strong alliance. Dr. James
G. Riddick. a dofeated candidate of pr,
vious roform movements. and a popular
physician, who had the reputation of not
(Continued on uiird page.) (Continued on third page.)
FULL VIEW OF
Fatal Bolt Strikes Miss Annie Belle Sledd, in Powhatan
and Her Brothers, Sister, Mother and Friend
are Shocked, more or Less Severely.
During the terrible electrical storm
which p.issed over this section of the
State Sunday evening Miss Annie Belle
Sledci. the fifteen-year-old daughter of
Mr. D. J. Sledd, a farmer residing about
two miles from Powhatan Courthouse.
was instantly killed by lightning in the
yard of her hc-me.
rIhc same bolt terribly stunned four
other children standing near the little
girl who was killed. shocked the mother.
Mrs. Sledd. who was in the house, some
distance away. and split in many pieces
a great red-oak tree. which had stood
for years in the yard of the country
The children most injured by the shock
were the brother and sister. David and
Fiorenee Sledd. and a little girl named
Wendlinger. residing in this city. but
visiting at the time at the home of the
CARRTED HIS DEAD SISTER IN.
llugh Sledd. the eldest boy of the fam?
ily, about twenty years of age, was
stuur.ed. being near the chjldren. but
was able to carry the lifeless body c-f his
sister to the house. Mrs. Sledd was
standing when the fiash came near a win?
dow. watching the company of children
ii, the yard. She saw the children strick
en down as she herself was thrown to the
ncor, shocked and temporarily stunned.
Tavid Sledd. the little boy, eight years
o* age, ls probably more seriously in
-t-reo. tnan are. any of the other children
Sliice the shock he has suffercd greatly
while his eyes are affected and it is po-=
sible that he will lose the sight of one
Fltrence Sledd. his oldest sister t,y two
veu-s, was uneonscious for more lhan an
h-. ur, and tho-ugh ouite badly burned she
will reepver. Eittle Miss Wendllnger has
enthely recovered from the sho.k.
SEEX- BY THE PARENTS.
The terrible tragedy occurred within
plain view of both mother and father
of the little girl who was killed. It was
about 7 o"clock after a heavy. driving
rain, and as the downpour had ceased
the children had gone below the house
to drive the. cows to the milking stalls.
Just as they came beneath the red oak
tre.e in the yard the flash came from
the dark clouds, being driven by the
-.md in a clearir.g sky. The jjreat oa}i
was splintered and every child throwa
to the ground.
Hugh Sledd. who was less stunned.
rose. and clapsing the limp body of his
sister. Annie. calied for his father. who
was quickly at his side. and assisted in
carrying her into the house.
Mr. Sledd is one of the best known
men in Powhatan county. and sinci? the
tragedy his friends have flocked to his
home to render what assistance they
ra.-iy. The funeral of the little girl will
take place this afternoon.
ine Thousand Men Quit
Work and March Out
WAREHOUSES ARE TIED UP
Twenty-four Railroads and Over
400 Warenouses Affected.
FIERCE STRUGGLE EXPECTED
Teamsters Do Not Concoa! Their Sym
pathy With Strikers?Mayor Har
? rison Has Postponcd His Vac_?
tion?A Railway Detect!v_
Buys Large Stock of
(By AssocIatiK) rrpsa.)
CHICAGO, __:_., july T.-Hopes of *\
speedy settlement of the strike of the;
Freight Handlers' L'uion, which was de-'
clared here to-day. axe entertained to
night by officlals of the union aud mem
bers of the State B'.ir.l of Arbitration.
The otficials of the union at a conference
to-night. told Chairman Job, of tho
Board of Arbitration, that they were
willing to permit employes of the dif?
ferent companles to meet officlals of tha
same to discuss the n ig - scale, provid?
ing a jotnt conference sl >uld be held
at which officials of the union would be
permitted t.> act as advlsersvof the men.
The arbitration board i.-= now working to
biii:>; about a confen ? bi tw .. ?'..}
railway meh and committees represenc
ing the men.
There is little doubt that the strike
can be settted satisfactorily to both sideg
if the conference shall b
Lack of unantmity already
the strike. The ?"!::?-.< ? . F
Labor was ignored when th<
Essued for the men to quit w
executive officials are somewl
and are inclined to lel the t
dlers fight out their battle in their own |
way. There are i_,C0O freight handlers -
in and about the various freight houses J
of the twenty-four railroads centering I
in ChicagO. Of tbis number more than '.
9,000 are now irtvplved in the strike. '
Some of the men who quit work did so j
under protest. Notably this was tho j
case in the freight houses of the Laka- j
Si ore and Micbigan Central Road.
The men em'ployed there. were receiv- j
ing all the cqnslderatlon they had asked. /
They were forced to strike. however.,
by the order of the Executive Committee
of their union. Before goinz out tha j
men informed the railroad officials of the j.
sftuation nnd said they would seek an |
immediate return under orders from tho- ,
authdrlty that -.rdered them out.
The s-udden suspenston ot f customarjr??'
opemri.-ns by the freight handlers to-"
day pecasioned considerable trouble In
and about the various railroad ware- .
houses nnd depots, but thej inconvonienco
and delay were but a drop in the huok
et to what. wlll happen to-morrow and
later jn the week if the strike ghall r.ot
be settled so.iner.
To add to tho present difficulties of tha
i-nilroads the Teamsters and Truck-driv
ers' T.'nion threatens to joln in a sys
pathetic strike. Tf this shall occur it ?
will affect all incoming and outgoirtg '.
(Continued on thtrd page.) j
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS '
Tuesday fair in north. saowers in south.
Wednesday fair, light south winds.
Highest temperature yesterday. S3
Lowest temperature yesterday. \>T
Mc-an temperature yesterday. T".
Normal temperature for July. >?)
Departure from normal temperature. 05
Precipi?ition durlng past 21 holtrs.. .."io
Mayor Taylor .-? nds hls annual messaga
to the City Council, making many irn
portant r.mnu ndatlons.
First regular sesston of tlie new Com- !
caon Council a btisj one .md many Iitter- -
est ng ::.? a sur< offi red. 5
Imperial ! "i icco Company make Im
? ? ouncement that they will no
'??::_? r buy Virginia and Carolina tobacco
A young lady Instantly killed and sov- .
eral other persons shocked in Powhatan
The electrfc storm of Sunday the most *
vioient o? the summer in tbis sectlon
Mr. Frank J Gotild aml party on a visit t
to Richmond, which may be signiflcant,
Cdofederate veterans f Chesterrleld or- ?
gantze to erc :t a monument to their
fallen comradea *
Committees of both the Richmond and ,
Manchester Councils organize.
The Conference of School Sur^rintend
entd of Virginia and the one called by
Dr. Barrinsrer of persons specially inter
ested in edueation were merged at
CharlottesvlUe to-day. Major Anderson
delivered a splendid address. The confer- -
er.ee organized for work. Much good ex
ted from Saturday's convention. Mr.
tzer to pursue his Idea of another
Major Winfree's will probated in Lynch
r.\ir^. leaving large esrate to his sons.
Citizens' meetins in Amherst county
reply to the article in the New Era and
condemn Judge Compb< ll's conducc. The
Legislature asked to investigate his fit-.
ness to hold the position.
A pedestrian fatally hurt by the attack
of a bulldog in AHeghanv county.
Two m,.n near Sweet Chalybeate Springs.
smarting under the an accusation of ln
cendiarism. k:ll themselves together by
shooting their brains out.
1 :???.- Dr. Thames. of Danvilte. resigns
A voung man of X'orfolk decamps with
a large sum of his employer uncle's
The municipal conditioris in Norfolk are
much mixed and very difftcult to shapo
into a settled pollcy.
^.iVore storms throughout the State,
with heavy damage. and loss of life.
Nine thousand freight handl?ra ln
Chicago go on strike and tie up the four
hundred warehouaes in that city.
Ceneral Fitz Lee takes a gloomy vlew
of the oltlook ln Cuba and thinks anarchy
or annexatlon will be the u'.timate result. ?
President Castro wlll himself take the ,
field at the head of the Government ?
troops and begin offensive operatform l
against the revoltitionists.
"priti*h King spent a comfortabte day"
and the Prince. of Wales speaks of hla i
recovery as an accompiished fact.
Stocks vesterday were very dull. even
the professlonal operators who had closedt
their accocunts for tha three days" holl
day hesitatlng to go into any new ven- t
New Tork State vtslted by de'uge of !
rain and worst floods in lta history. fc,