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TEN PAGES;
WHOLE NUMBER^ 10,020-
THE DAY'S SUMMARY^
THE WKATHER.
WASHINGTON, D. C, August IS.— Fore-
Virginia— Local rains Tuesday and
Wednesday; fresh south winds, becoming
variable
>rorih Carolina— Showers Tuesday' and
wVdm^flsy: frct.h south winds.
The weather in Richmond yesterday
teas f.tir; cool.
f A. M. CS
J.A-M '■'■ .....72
12 M <S
?r.M • "9
er. m 77
• * Vk-ht ... . 7°
Vein Temperature 71.2
MTNTATURE ALMANAC. August 19/ 1902.
f, ;a ri5e5.. ......5:50 j . HIGH TIDE.
g i;n 5et5...... 6:'.S 1 Morning 4:33
yioon rises.. — 7:01 ] Evening ..........4:57
RICHMOND.
PssFrnprr urni Power Company will
■^brmdon Church Hill loop- — Five chil
dren received at Pasteur Institute from
Danville for treatment Widely-clrcn
)6io:'. petition calls on Governor Montague
jo convene Legislature to impeach Judge
Campbell Continental Tobacco Com
pany may go to Manchester Petersburg
to be shiii out of base-ball league Grave
ifliggers io wear a clonk at funerals
Cf-r.trn! Trades Council' excludes politi
cians and officeholders from cclcbra
sjr>.sj .) r> — ;Mis.<? Catiinnis startles the Com
mittee on Poor with a statement about
morality In the Almshouse Wyatt has
Important clue Ilcr.rico. county gets
io ■;r more scholarships to Polytechnic
Institute Coal supply at large factories
je protected by contract.
VIRGINIA.
Horrible assault- on a young white wo
mrtTj in New Kent county; negro in jail;
talk of lynching- — Wesley Hicks, of
Jyouiea. condemned to hang — -Three men
hurt in explosion of locomotive near Coy-
j RC lon— — Monument to Confederate dead
of Kotetouri- — Fiery ciose of campaign
for congressional^ nomination in the Sec
ond District State Firemen"s Associa
tion to convene in Portsmouth this
w ,..ck-— -A young girl killed in Hanover
county— —Young woman committed sui
cide in Winchester Death of a number
of prominent Virginians Ashland man
•shoots-" and mortally wounds himself in
jjnfiton Big clothing Jinn assigns in
I'rirrpburg Narrow escape of a wcll
dlgfrcr at Chester— —A Botetourt farmer
jtllled- — Father and brother lull ono man
ivho was criminally intimate with young
woman, and fatally wound another.
_____
GENERAL
N:-w York stork market dull and sag
ping-—-Grains have a bull turn at Chi-."
capo oarJy. but the strength is soon lost
Chaffed" will tnnke aggressive cam
r.-.iun against the; Mores Turco-Ameri
enn'■ rflaiion'h are somev.lmt l)<-
!.'•.:=.•> of failure on the part of Turkey
ji pay claims of American citizens, ad
mitted to be just— Musket oer breaks a.
world 7< i crri3 at 'Saratora- — Boor G?nor
e's Hot ha. Do Wet and Ucarey leave Eng
land in <»der to visit Svrugcr and- Sieyn
Prescient Schwab's retirement is due
In the impairment of his health Nor-
C^nsfjold's vessel is imprisoned in the
i,v -A clash between mine strikers and
■• p'.iiies ai Nesquehoning, Pa., results in
ihe shooting and killing of one or lhe
strikers The Shah of Persia is in L>on
elon :is tho guest of King Kdward — ~Scn
sitor McMillan's estate estimated from ?6,-
O'tO.ndO io $]fi.(iOO.onn Strike is ordered by
brotherhood of Blacksmiths for 30 por ce:H.
advance in wages — Senator Prltchard is
invited (o lunch with the President on
Thursday next- Sanitarium project is
,Vf.; : ;.«! by the Knights of Fythias^ It.
]:. !;■ -uiington. of New T-orlr. commits
puii ido ;it Newport because of disappoTnt
tncat over broken matrimonial engage^
3iu.ni with Miss Van Alen- — Now York
Ship-building Company purchases &0.000
tons "f niair.ifaOurod iron and steel in
.Scotland — -Emilio Terry, secretary of
ugrirult-ure in the. Cuban cabinet, tenders
his resignation- — Gat op. proffer of com
promise rejected by Osgood faction in
Colorado Iron and Fuel light— lt is offl
«i.i!!v denied that the Illinois Central is
to consolidate with any other road- —
Attachment i.s- secure. by Ala-
Itama against $750,"00 estate in
v.l-.iih allr-^od embezzler Randolph.
ji'ow of, Colombia, has an" interest
Mutual Building and Loan Association of
J'assaic, N. J.. suspends business Wife
of Columbus; 6,, bank president held up
\n her own home and robbed of S2,fioo
ynri'i of diamonds- — Joe Nelson 'breaks
: world's bicycle' record for twenty miles
} n ii?rce storm cuts off Iveokuk. la., and
2ocs F!-r-a: damage in surrounding coun
try- — Miss Annie Roosevelt; with Miss
I'.'iul. of Philadelphia, makes automobile
trip from Newport to Boston.
THIS -MAI.VI2 IX nilV-IJOCIC;
bevcrai Small Cracks Di.sc«i^"cre«l in
Turrets.
NEW YORK. August IS.— For the pur
3'oso of putting the vessel thoroughly.into
hfaapo lor her forthcoming official speed
trial, the battleship Maine to-day was
warped into dry-dock No. 3, at the Brook
lyn nnvy-yard. witliout mishap. Officers
present at the yard expressd the opinion
thai the Maine would probably score an
everage of 13 knots in her lirst hour of
offldal work.
Soveral small and apparently insignifi
cant cracks were discovered in the tur
rets of the battleship. Some of the sup
posod cracks or imperfections are. said to
have (ho;, appearance of extending be
:■ ith The .surface about an eighth of an
inch. H is thought the Maine" will bo
Jrady in time to particiimte in the winter
Uaval- manoeuvres: in the Caribliean Sea.
I2UXI3ST ."IIXS MAULV . AMUCIv.'
t'.is Recent Crlnie: . Rroa's'lit n Condi
tional Par«lf>ii it* \ , I, igrli <.«;;';
T^rnrst "Wallace, the young man who
given a term in jail for stealing
clothing from his father last week, was
fiv* '!) a conditional pardon from the peni
leat-iarj" in 1901. This will go hard with
iiltn. as he will be carried back to that
InMitution to serve out the remainder of
his term.
ADMJMSTUATIOX PO.S'ITOXBD.
Court \»vai<N Arrival of Mrs. PafrJn
Mother. . ■
.SAX FRANCISCO. CAL... Augiist IS.—
Judge Carroll Cook to-day postponed the
hecring of the application of • Public Ad
tfninlelrator Farnharn for special letter?
<"'* administration over the estates •of
Charles Fair and wife, until Mrs. Ilanna
Nelson; the mother of Mrs. Caroline Fair,
"■"•I;"!! arrive hf-re from Plaintleld, N. .J.
Ii Is highly Improbable that any testa
iJi'iu from' Hther of the- victims of the
n^;:i!3.;nt in France will be filed for record
"We are awaiting the arrival of Mrs.
Fair's relatives?." said Attorney Haggerty.
";»"fV(3o no* by any means <?xpect a legal
battle, as has been intimated. Beyond
that J caw nay nothing."
IMtelinrrt to Ixincli .IVtth President.
.C>rARLOTT]S. N. C. August IS.— A spe
cJal io tho Obßorvt'r from Asheville, N. C.
Kays: "Sf-raior Pritchard ■ has received
from President Roosevelt an exceedingly
«in<l Icttt-r of sympathy, prompted by: the'
recent death of Mrs. Prltchnrd. and nx-
Preefilrig a desire for' ai: conference with;
the Senator. As President Roosevelt .will
Ipavf tor hits trip to Now 'England on the;
2id. he Invited Senator Pritchard to lunch,
with him on Thursday. This; invitation
Senator Pritehard has accepted;"; and » ho
, l~*rt# to-aorrow for ; Oyster.-Bay/'.
P'TE-o , y ■„ _ ' __. ; l „v - ; y - /"- '•^*^^^^wr^^'^i§^ I mX^r^^^W^M ■"*
HORROe IN HEW KENT
%Vlin T IR --.WOMAN RETTJRNIXCr FROM
RICHMOND ATTACKED BY A
NEGRO BOY.
LYNCHING NEARLY- CERTAIN.
A'JctJm Mn«lc a Jlmve nnd SnceessTnl
Fl^lit, But Terribly Hurt.
DESPERATE STRUGGLE IX ROAD.
Reached Home With Her Fncc
Crtisliert Out of SJ»apc, nml Xcigrli-
Ijors "W'ejit in Inntnnt PnrsuSt «>f.
Her Ansnllnnt, Cap<urort Him nml
Sent Kirn to .Tnll 1»y ARrccmeni-
Great nxcHement Prcvnila.
TUNST ALL'S. VA., August IS.—(Spe
cial.)— Burrell Johnson will pay -with his.
life for his crime. That is the sentiment
of the whito people of this end of New
Kent county, but the law -will be -given
a fair; trial, as white and black people
here are respecters of law, and de3ire
nothing but just.dcalinp and. full protec
tion of their wives and children. One
hundred New Kent men are ready to
take Johnson from' the hands of the of
ficers of the law if it should be held that
,his crime is not one 1 for the dorath pen
alty, under strict construction of the stat
utes, for the white woman he attacked
resisted him successfully at desperate
cost.
While he is a boy of but 17 years, John
son's assault on Mrs. Clow was of the
most fiendish and inhuman nature. He
caught her in a gully a hundred yards
from her home and throttled her.
She is 25 years old and strong and brave.
Black brute and white woman fought like
demons.
A Frißlitfiil Struggle.
The hard fists of the negro wood-chop
per fell on the pretty white face of
his victim with the speed and force of
trip hammers until airs.' Clow's counte
nance was shapeless. Her nose was bro
ken, both eyes are closed, and her whole
faco and head frightfully battered. As
he tried time and again to overpower her
in the road, she strugggled the harder,
and the. strong and cruel black' lingers
closed on her finely-turned neck to choke
her into insensibility. The finger-marks
are still there.
Sirs. Clow was able to get homo, and
the spectacle she presented to her hus
band was enough to freeze the blood in his
wins. 'She was covered with blood, and
was spilling blood, for the brute had
driven bis hard knees into hor body as
he kicked her in the battle for'lifeand
honor that she fought, and she was in
jured internally.
Ail of this happened about 3 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon, airs. Clow was on her
way. afoot and -alone, from Quinton,
where sh« had left the York River train,
having returned on it from Richmond.
By sunset fifty men were hunting the
negro, who was then across the county
line, 5n Hanover, and in hiding. One of
the men carried a rope, and when the
motion was made to decide whether John
son's surrender should be • accepted on
condition that he bo locked up in jail,
this one citizen voted against any such ar
rangement.
Surrendered His Mother, i
The mother of the negro had agreed
to give him up from his hiding place on
these conditions. A compromise was ef
fected. The men agreed to do nothing to
him that night.
To-night they are waiting to see whether
the mills of the law grind slowly and
uncertainly, or whether they will grind
out the life of the offender. These men
do not know the law. They will know it
in the morning as far as this case goes
if it is necessary for one of them to act
as an impromptu hangsman. jThe details
will all be looked after carefully. It will
be the most orderly affair of its kind
over brought off in the South. There will
be no sc?crecy about it. This section of
the county is sparsely settled, and isex
periencing its lirst excitement of this
kind. Every white woman is uneasy, and
every white man has made up his mind
that nothing but death will serve a3 a
means to prevent a repetition of the ter
rible affair:
There Js some reason to believe, that
Mr. Clow will claim th right to kill the
negro, and no one would be surprised to
hear the crack of a pistol and see John
son bite the dust to-morrow, when he is
on his way to or from the place where
lie will be" given a magistrate's hearing.
The place and hour of tnis hearing are
being kept secret.
Early Death Sternly Demßiided. I
The citizens have so far acted in fine
temper, but they are getting more de
cided in their demand for quick death for
Johnson. One man said to-day that
he would rather have his horses' chances
of going to Heaven this week than John
son's of living to see it through. Special
deputies will guard the prisoner, anil he
will be brought through littled-travelled
roads from New Kent jail to the place,
of hearing. The negro has confessed. Ho
is considered a dead man. 1 saw Mrs.
Clow to-day. She may be able to attend
th<! hearing.
Burrcll Johnson is the name of the
nogro and Mrs. Addie Clow- is the name
of "his victim.' She is at her home, two
miles from Quinton, and is better to-day
than she has been since the assault was
committed.
The crime was committed on the coun
ty road, about £00 yards from Mrs. Clow's
house. . ■ . ■ ■ ..
4s 'he walked -along the road John
son came up with her. He was astride
a mule. He passed her and then let her
pass him again. When he overtook Mrs.
Clow this time, he tied his mule in the:
woods and waited in ambush on a. ban*
Reside the road. He sprang on her like
a hungry tiger. ■
Mr Clow was at home and heard
si * scream*, but thought it from some
colored person in the neighborhood. Her
cries had been heard by, others. , and the
husband was soon stunned by the sight ot
his young wife being assisted into the
houae covered with blood and near death
from fright and injuries.
The Quick ■.■PnmuJt.
Fifty or sixty men immediately armed
themselves and began the hunt for John^
S °rhc Clow family came to ibis county,
from South /Dakota; a year-' ago.;. The.
Sand is much older : than, his -wife.;
tm,»v live on an income received from,
outside of the State/and do terming. Mrs ;
SJis known --.as a bright, pretty, and,
woman. Her husband is said to be
SSitrS'Ut he is jovial andtkind, Lit
tle is known of their , ;personal history.^
' Johnson, was employed as a iwqod-cut-;
t# -"for^Mr.l • Harrison.-. Hof has
good* record ; W* W. vmeana^There; hay?.
fiICHMOND, VA-. .TUESDAY,- AUGUST 19, 1902-
neighborhood and- he; , has been .driven
away by former, employers," on account
of^ his mean disposition. - : „
STRANGE CROWN
APPEARS IN THE SKY.
Wondcrfnl Phenomenon Seen. as The
Sun Set— HundrcilH Watched- It
.'■ With Amazement./ ■ • . .
With the setting of the sun yesterday,
there appeared in tho eastern sky a beau
tiful golden crown, which drew the at
tention of many of the' inhabitants '.of
this city, who watched with intense in
terest and : excitement' the phenomenal
movements ; of something that has never
been seen here before and which it is very
likely, will never appear 'again. . „
When first seen it was in the south; and
at the time was only a shapeless spot of
light, but gradually it grewuntil it formed
a perfect crown of gold, .over which twink
led a bright star of unusual : proportions
which lighted up the sky for some dis
tance. The crowji glittered as though
made of perfect gold and set with mag
nificent stones v/hich shed their cadiance.
, From the south it ■ travelled slowly
eastward, leaving a gleaming track : of
fire behind it, until it faded from view.
At the time of the. appearance the sky
was clouded with a bank of dark clouds
in the east and south, and the sun shone
dimly through a mist that overhung the
western heavens. In - the ' midst 'of the
dark, overhanging clouds there was one
that seemed to stand out in bold relief
with a snow-white cap,; and upon the
very top of this snowy, bank rested the
jrolden crown. . .
For fifteen minutes the crown threw its
brightness over, vie earth,' but as the
sun sank in a cloud beyond the horizon
it gradually faded from view.
HETOOKHIS DWNLIFE
Dennis Shannahan, of Ash
land, Shoots Himself *
in Boston.
BOSTON, MASS., August ]S.— (Special.)
Dennis Shannahan, of Ashland. Va., rep
resenting a Louisville, Ivy., firm as a
travelling man, shot himself twice in the
chest, directly under the heart, htis after
noon, and will not recover. His death is
momentarily' expected. ■
Shannahan was a guest at the Hotel
Cecil, much frequented by travelling men,
registering last evening. Shortly^ after 1
o'clock to-day two shots rang out through
tho house, and employees investigating
found Shannahan stretched on the floor
of his , room, with a 38-calibre revolver
lying beside him. lie left no word, but
chance acquaintance's say that business
had been very dull with Shannahan, and
tho latter was very despondent over it.
A friend in Ashland. Va.. named Edward
Woolfolk has been notified.
SCHWAB'S RETIREMENT
DUE TO HIS BAD HEALTH.
The Iron Ivinpr Will Go Far from the
Mndtlinp: Crowd for Rest anil
Recuperation,
NEW YORK, August IS.— The retirement
of Charles VL. Schwab from the presidency
of the United States Steel Corporation,
is now commonly accepted as determined
upon, notwithstanding recent oflicial de
nials, and reluctance in official quarters
to confirm' thevreport. President: Schwab's
impaired health is the reason for this
action. .
In well-informed quarters it is believed
that his. retirement .will be followed by ex
tensive changes in the membership of the
organization. The succession to the presi
dency is a matter of surmise only, and if
it has been decided, no information can
be had on the subject. But there are
many positions of importance in the
United States Steel Corporation now held
by those who are .. there on account of
personal ties with Mr. Schwab, and who
remained with the corporation from a de
votion to' his interests growing out of
former association in the Carnegie Com
pany.
It has been reported that the presidency
wouM pass to James Gayley, the first
vice-president of the corporation. Other
rumors have pointed to H. C. Frick.
AVill Seek.a Quiet 'Nook.
PITTSBURGH PA., August IS.— A Loret
to. Pa., special to the Pittsburg Dispatch
says:
"President Charles M. Schwab, of the
United States Corporation, has accepted
the advice of physicians and decided to
retire indefinitely from active business
life. He will leave America to seek some
quiet nook In a foreign clime, where not
an echo of the strenuous life he has led
can reach him. This information is au
thentic.
Dr. Golden never leaves the Schwab
home, and the exact nature of his pa
tient's illness can not be learned through
him. 'Mr. Schwab is not confined to his
bed, but spends much of his time on the
wide veranda, whien affords fresh air and
a sweeping view of the mountain slope.
He is always with his wife or his parents.
The strange part of Mr. Schwab's ill
ness is that he is always within view of
those who call at his house; yet he will
not allow any person to approach him.
Heretofore, the visitor to the Schwab
home was greeted with a hearty welcome
ar.d a vigorous handshake. Now the
visitor :s met at the entrance and told
that "Mr. Schwab can not be seen. Inti
mates of the family receive the same mes
sage, and no one has been able to converse
with President Schwab since he came
back to his home.
I'riolc <o Succeed Selmiib.
NEW YORK. August IS.— (Special.)—
The impression prevailed In Wall street
this afternoon that H. C. Frick would
succeed Schwab as president of the Bil
lion Dollar Steel Trust as soon as the
latter makes arrangements to go to Eu
rope for an indefinite rest. ■ '„
This decision.- while not positive,' is
greeted with murmurJngs of displeasure
among some of the. heavy holders of steel
stocks. They argue that Frick's record,
as an employer of labor has been marked,
by several great labor uprisings, notably,
that at Homestead, in which many lives
were lost. . . . .
: Schwabmade it a rule to conciliate
rather than dominate employees and"; the
leeult has. been- a; long period of .pros
perity for steel properties. Schwab's re
sijmation will be followed -by extensive
changes in the membership of the; organ
ization. There are many positions jof im
portance held by persons who are there
on account of personal ties with Schwab,
Xot So Sick nsßcprencntefl.r
AITOONA, ■ PA., ' August \ IS.— C. M.
Schwab, president of the United States
Steel Corporation, was. at Cresson last
night:-. Persons from this city; who know
him and saw him,- say that he is appar
ently* in -good health.
P. A. Schwab, an uncle : of Charles
Schwab's, who . keeps , in dolose touch -with'
the- steel " magnate, ■• declares, tnat : Mr.
Schwab is s riot nearly so sick- a. man as
ha¥- been /„ ,;; -'j- ■;■; ■'.-' •' . " ;
"We arejhot alarmed, : although : ne has
been reported ; as ' sick. , Mr. . ■ Schwab will
be Table to ': answer fori himself r when-: this
time \ comes.'Vihe ' said 1 ; ; to-night. //IftWhat
he -has "told me '• in, the , strictest cpoiiience
I -i sbaUVinot irepaa* ------- - , -
SUICIDE fiT HEWPORT
If OBERT READING REMINGTON, GF
NEW YORIC, SHOOTS HIMSELF
THREE TIMES. -•"' -_ : .
DISAPPOINTMENT IN LOVE.
Tonng Man?s EuKajeement to Miss
Van Allen Had Been Broken.
A ■ TBBJffiKDOUS ' SEXSATIOX.
gnmnicr Colony at the Fnmons Sea-,
side Reßort-Stirretl as it Hnsßarc-
Iy. Been In All It« History— Vlcflra
of SelfalauKhterWell Known, and
a Man -of Very Q,niet Tastes—Mem
ber of Remington Firm.
NEWPORT. R. 1.. August IS.—Disap
pointment over a broken . matrimonial
engagement is believed to have been the'
cause of ..the suicide of Robert Reading
Remington, of New York. Mr. Reming
ton came over to the club-house from his
rooms 'at the LaForge cottage about 1
o'clock this afternoon, and, after reading
the papers for: some time, went- to the
committee room on the second floor. An
hour and. a half later two muffled reports
were heard, but those in the building paid
no attention to them. Later, Mr. Reming
ton's body was found by a member who
went to the committee room. Reming
ton evidently had been- dead for some
lime. A 1A 1 local undertaker took charge of
the body.
Mr. Remington was well known among
summer residents in this city, and had
been closely identified with the social
world hero for the. last seven of _gight
years. His engagement to Miss May Van
Alcn, daughter of James J.VanAlen, and
granddaughter- of Mrs. William Astor,
has been discussed for some months. At
first" it was denied, and then affirmed,
but it is generally believed there was a
definite engagement, which, however, was
broken some three weeks ago. It is said
that Mr: VanAlen was greatly opposed to
the engagement, from the beginning.
Since then Mr. Remington has been de
spondent, although when asked about the
engagement he. steadily affirmed that he
was to be married in the fall. He left
the city about a week ago,* breaking up
his domestic arrangements here, and
sending away all his effects. Last Thurs
day, however, he suddenly returned .to
Newport. He had frequented the leading
club of Newport,' and seemed to desire to
be left alone.
Three JBnilcts'.Tiike Effect.
When tho body was discovered blood
was coming 'from the mouth, and a re
volver was found b>V the dead man's side."
A physician found that three -shots had
been fired from the revolver, and an ex
amination of- the head ,-Viowed that all
three bullets. had taken effect. The. first
bullet apparently ploughed across, the 'fore
head, cutting adeeb gash, and the second
glanced up over the head, making a fur
row on top of • the cranium, ' but still
not entering tho skull. The third shot
was fired through the mouth,- and the bul
let entered the brain, death probably re
sulting instantly. The revolver was.. a
3S-callibre one. . r
Mr. Remington was about 35 years of
age and a member of the* firm of Rem
ington Bros.' of New York. He had al
ways been known as- a man of quiet
tastes. His death has caused a tremendous
sensation here. ■ ■ ;
To-night Mr. Remington's brother tel
egraphed from New York to have the body
prepared for burial. It will be taken to
Pittsburg, the former home of the Rem
ingtons.
A JAPANESE PELEE,
Island Overwhelmed by Erup
tion, and All Inhabitants
Perish.
YOKOHAMA, August IS.— The little Is
land of Torishama was overwhelmed" by
a volcanic eruption between August 13th
and August 15th, and all the inhabitants,
numbering 150, perished. The island is
co.vered with volcanic debris, and all the
houses on it have disappeared. The erup
tion is stUl proceeding, and is accompa
nied by submarine eruptions in the vi
cinity, which make it dangerous for vcs-«
sels to approach the island.
Torishama is- one of •a; chain~of little
islands extending between the Bonin Is
lands and Hondo/the biggest island of
Japan.
. -rv :—: —
GOOD CITIZEN 'DEAD.
Franklin* County Clerk: and Bed
fordJsFormer Treasurer.
ROANOKE, VA., August IS.'— (Special.)
Walter L. Dillon, a well-known farmer,
son of E. L. Dillon, died last night at
his- home two miles south of this city,
from consumption/aged: 27 years.
James N. Carper, Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Franklin county/died at Rocky
Mount last night from nervous prostra
tion, aged 27 years. The deceased had
been clerk for about five years, succeed
ing his father, and was a splendid officer.
Colonel John S. Kasy. formerly treasurer
of Bedford county, died this morning at
S o'clock. He had been an invalid, for
some time. 1 r
THOMASON TO RESIGN.
Meniber; from Ilndison "Ward An
nounces That He Will Leave. Board.
Mr. E. B. Thomason,. member of the
Board of Aldermen from Madison Ward,
announced yesterday that he would re
tire, from the board at its next regular
meeting. • .' \ .
Mr. :; . Thomason- gave as his reason for
retiring that he had : moved from Madison
Ward. to become a. resident of Lee Ward-
He has been one of the most .useful mem
bers of the board,: and his retirement, will
be : a : source of regret to his associates ] in
the Council. '."- -V
. JLllce n-'Mule-Kielc ..';'..'--
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., August IS.
(Special.)— George VW. : Haines, a well
known saloon keeper, -was arrested on
the charge of putting- Georga Norm en t'a"
jaw out of "commission; and. was .re
leased {on bail in : the sum of ,sl,6oo for
trial /Wednesday. • The : two ?: had ;; a.
falling: out,.; aid repaired to a lot ■ to
Settle, the' matter. Halnos settled it.
TOSDHANGETHE ROUTE
PASSENGER AND POWER COMPANY
" 3IAY ABANDON CHIJRCH
: HILLLOOP, „
NEW LINE DISPLACES THE OLD
Arrangement "Would Curtail the
: Working Force by Forty. Men,
VEItY Sf ROXG PROTEST IS URGED.
Merchants Whose Business "Will Be
Injured by .'Removal of Car Sheds
from Twcnty-Mntli and P Streets,
liivoke tTie Influence of Marshall
"Ward Councilmeri to Defeat Ac
tion—Before Street Committee.
It leaked out last night that when
Manager Huff, of the Virginia Passenger
and Power Company, on last/Friday
night petitioned the Council' Committee
on : Streets for a sub-committee to con
sider the question of the rearrangement
of schedules and routes of the consolidat
ed companies, that the company had con
siderably more in mind than was at
first expected by the committee.
"There is no doubt but that the com
pany is arranging to transfer at Twenty
ninth and P streets to the Oakwood sheds
in -Henrico county. The arrangement,
if permitted by the City Council, .also
means the entire abandonment of the loop
how used by the cars of the Church
Hill and Clay-street route, and the pulling
up of the track on Twenty-ninth, P, and
Twenty-fifth streets, and the operation of
tho old Clay-street line on the new tracks
on Twenty-fifth, M, and Thirty-first
streets and Oakwood avenue to the sheds
in the county
All of this is directly in line with .the
information printed exclusively in the
Dispatch the latter part of June, about
the time of the consolidation of the street
railway interests in. the pitiy. At that
time it was stated that there was a be
lief that the line around Church Hill
would be succeeded by the new lina,
which was completed and placed in opera
tion as a competitor of the Church Hill
roufci. When the consolidation came
there was no necessity for competition,
and if became apparent that the new line
would displace the old.
ljalior Unions May Act.
One of the results of the change will be
that thirty or forty, men will be laid off
by the union of the ~ forces of the
two sheds. . Another, and a very serious
one to those affected, will ho the loss of
business to the confectionaries, sroceries.
and other places of 'business In the
vicinity, of the sheds at Twenty-ninth and
P. streets. 1;"
With this end in view, Mr. Samuel B.
Craig,, a son of Mrs. Fannie B. Craig,
has seen severalceuncilmen from : Mar-
shair Ward with a view to fighting the
proposed change of route and the removal
of the sheds. A conference was held
last night in reference to the matter but,
it could not be ascertained what decision,
if! any, was reached at the meeting.
It was pointed out last night that the
very thing these merchants desire to pre
vent, the removal of the sheds from
Twenty-ninth and P streets, does not
come within the province of the Street.
Committee or City Council. The city has
the' authority to regulate the routes and
schedules of the cars but the manner in
which they are directed/and where they
are directed from, is purely a- matter
with the. Virginia Passenger and Power
Company. The company will effect a
great saving by the. change, and the
transfer seems .inevitable.
i Forty Men Lniit Off.
It is probable that some of the labor
unions of the city will take the matter
Up in order to prevent any number of
employes from being thrown ount of em
ployment.
It was suggested . last night that, aside
from the oposition of -the ' merchants
in the proximity of the present Church
Hill shed, there would be little opposition
; on Church Hill to the proposed change
in the routes. It would do away with the
long single track loop, and give Church
Hill three. double tracks running the'en
tire'length of the hill. / .;.-..
With the Broaad-street lines, the yellow
cars, on M, street, and the Oakwood cars
on Venable, the patrons of the company
would not have more than three squares
at the most, to walk, in order to take a
car coming up town. Of course, it would
not be. so convenient for- persons living
directly on ' Twenty-ninth street, but the
general impression is that the convenience
of a large majority of the residents of
the hill would be subserved by the
abolition of the present. Church Hill loop.
The sub committee of the Committee
on Streets' that will, have the consider
ation of these matters, when they are
brought up by the Passenger and Power
Company consists of the following mem
bers: Messrs. Whittet, Phillips. West,
Bahen, and Adams. It will be noted that
there is not a member on the committee
representing Marshall Ward, where the
seat of the trouble exists. ;
BARTHOLIN-MITCHELL :
MURDER MYSTERY.
Police Believe They Are IVearer a
Solntion of the Problem Than
Ever Before — Xew Witness. ■ '
CHICAGO, ILL. August 18.—Develop
ments to-day in the Bartholin-Mitchell
murder mystery have led the police to
believe they are nearer the solution of
the problem that has been puzzling them
for over a week than ever before. Ed
ward - Counselman; We intimate friend of
"William J. Bartholin, who .was kept in
custody for possible ' knowledge of the
crimes, was- taken before Justice Quinn
to-day; and heid : ior_ ten days in jbonds of
$10,000, charged with being accessory after
the -fact to the murders of Minnie Mitchell 1
and Mrs. Anne • .oartholin. . . Counselman \
admitted he had<rnet - Bartholin, and that
Bartholin said: he was %in trouble over
Minnie Mitchell.": --.:'• . • :: ;
The most damaging testimony as to
Counselman's : possible : guilty knowledge,
of .the I murderi of ■?, tne "■ two women, came
from ;a 7 new -whom . the police
found . to-day— W. ; M. Allen, a*, fellow
workman- of Counselman's.. .'.Allen'.; said
that Counselman had told him repeatedly,
that he knew ' a '• great : deal , about > the
; trouble ;>Barthplin« wasHini When;/ Allen
suggested that Counselraan" ; tell: the, police'
'what he knew. : the ; latter ] said :he would -
do no ; such ; thing ; that .Bartholin ; ,was his
friend;: r and taat; he^was: too •: shrewd -for:
:the "police.- Allen" said that? Counselman
even- expressed -the : opinion -that - Ba'rthof '
lin'.hadteaslly' had lime : to -reach vthe : sea- .
board: ; "All en j said ? that r, Couriaelman i: ex- ;
; pressed V the greatest ; anxiety/; over/; the
case?astit? developed -Jnithe inew«j«ip«rs,l
arid 'that "freQuentiyliCounßebjo^a Should,
•walk ifromX thesauburbYotlHiiryos^cwherei
• the ;tW:meh ' wbrkad;f a»garias Kegaißg-s
? «copti«?^« Itlarj^ei*^For)ia^^'idi^1 tlarj^ei*^For)ia^^'idi^
iISIE CENTS PEB^OT^
Cburiselman did not do any .work, because
of "•--': '? : " .[ *' >
- The : police^ have- the testimony of J an-.
other who is positive ;he saw;
Couriselman ', -"and ? Bartholin ; toeethcrT on
August 7th, ; the '{day the .body.; of Minnie
Mitchell was found: . - i
r Counselman's wifebegged him repeated
ly to teif'the police all he 'knew, but so
far Counselman has; been : obdurate. A
note from" Bartholin: to Counselman. ask
irigrfbr.money; and: saying- that the writer,
was in : trouble; 1 : is held - ; by j the police. It
was this nbte r which Counselman had tried
to ; from" his -wife by choking her
that led' to his arrest. , -
The postponed inquest over thq body of
Minnie Mitchell will be resumed to-mor
row.' " ■ ■■ :' : ."■' :■-?•_'■.- _".-'.'
FATALLY HURTBY AN ENGINE.
Hotetourt . County Farmery* lep
Crnshcil at Roanokc.
ROANOKE. VA.. August • IS.— (Special.)
J; W. Hatcher.aßotetourt county, farmer
who lived at Lithia, had his right leg ter
ribly crushed by the shifting engine in
the East End ■ yard to-day". ■■' Mr. / Hatcher
had been down to Bedford City on a visit
and expected to go home, on the noon
train. " He took a walk 'down the track,
and in getting out of the way of a nortn
bound freight train stepped in front of
the pusher, whieh'ran over his leg. crush
ing it from the hip ; to the'foot. ; He was
taken to the. office of the Company's sxir
geon and sent from there to the hospital;
where the limb was amputated at the hip.
He is 43 years of age. and has a wife,
three grown daughters, and a son. He
wili likely die before morntfng.
Escaped Mnrdercr Recaptured.
RALEIGH, N. C, August IS.— (Special.)
Tom Davis, a white murderer :who es
caped from the penitentiary five years
ago, was recaptured to-day. His sentence
wa3 ten years. . .
BITTEN: W S PUPPY.
Five Children Brought to
Pasteur Institute From
Danville Last Night.
There are now eight patients in the
Pasteur Institute, under treatment, all
having been bitten by animals believed to
be rabid. Five of them were brought to
this city from Danville yesterday, having
been bitten by a puppy, which has since
exhibited manifestations of rabies.
The Danville quintette, four boys and
one girl. were brought hero by
Mr. and Mrs. Blair, of that city, acting
under the advice of Dr. W. L. Robinson,
a member of the State Board of Medical
Examiners, and a widely-known physi
cian. The little ones are now at the in
stitute.; of the University College of
Medicine, where they will receive the
Pasteur treatment.
The children were all bitten by a puppy
three weeks ago. At the time the dog
was not believed to be rabid, but a pig
was bitten by the same puppy yesterday,
and soon' afterwards showed symptoms
of the disease.
The fact that the children were bitten
three weeks ago adds to the gravity ot*
the case and the necessity of prompt
treatment, especially in view of the in
fection -'• of .the- pig. >It- -is hoped, how
ever, that by, receiving the Pasteur treat
ment the children may be saved.
The dog was. killed on account of its
viclousness.: and the pig was killed, yes
terday morning and its head brought to
tho institute. It was disseced last night
by Dr. Hoen, who will be able to-night
to announce the result of his investiga
tion.
ARRANGE TO-NIGHT FOR
REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.
The Committee on Elections Will
Confer AV r itH Rejstistrurs Appoint
cil by Convention.
A sub-committee of the Council Com
mittee on Elections, will meet this evening
at Room 5, City Hall. , to confer with the
registrars chosen by the Constitutional
Convention.
The object of the meeting is to arrange
for the registration of voters in the- va
rious wards, and to ascertain what places
are available as polling places for the
November -election and for the sitting of
the registrars. Mr. Peters, of the-com
mittee, stated, to a reporter latfe night
that he thought that nearly nil the old
polling places can be secured. There will
be two or three changes, however, one of
them in Lee Ward, and possibly one each
in Jefferson and Marshall .Wards.
The registration boards, consisting: of
three from each ward, are. required, un
der :the, terms . of the. registration ordi
nance, to sit at least one day In each pre
. cinct. The registration ordinance requires
that the boards- of registration shall. have
a general registration of voters prior to
tho fifteenth day of Octoßer, and shall. sit
at some time- and place to 'be desigr
nated by* It, in each precinct of the ward
or district. Each board may determine
whether it shall sit 'consecutively for the
period not exceeding fifteen days, or sit
from time to time, within such number
of. .days .'as it may determine. The board
must sit at least, one * day in each pre
cinct, and the hours of registration; in
cities are from 12 o'clock noon until 0
o'clock^ P. M. Notice of the time and
place of registration shall be given at
least twenty days before the date there
for by bills publicly posted in the precinct
and by advertisement in the newspapers.
The hours for registration in the. •coun
ties are. from 8 o'clock A. M.' The condi
tions of registration are explained in • tne
editorial columns of; to-day's Dispatch.
COOLED TOO SUDDENLY.
Probably Fatal Itesalts of Eaterlng
an Ice Honse While Heated.
WINCHESTER. VA., August S.-(Spe
cial )— Lying near death at the home of
his uncle, J. C. Smithey, at Brucetown.
this county, is William /Flllmore, the
victim, of an unusiiiil illness. On last
Monday he went into an ice-house while
overheated and the sudden change in
temperature gave him the -most : violent
palna in tha head. Paralysis ensued, but
later \in \ the -week he'r recover ed. / On yes
terday Mr." ■-.Fillmore attended church, and
after returning j home he became suddenly
unconscious^ and he has:; remained' In/a
stupor 'ever since. Ho Is again paralyzed.'
Drs. Daniel; Janney, and :W. J. .Best,
who are in attendance, say he cannot re
cover.- ' •''-"■/ ■:'• ; : . - /- :
IT IS TO FIGHT THE V, C.
The Cliarlottee Reflnery •Company
Avow* Thl» Object.
: CHARLOTTE. N. ; C.:- August 18.—(Spe^
cial.)— The Charlotte r Refinery :? Company.*:
with .a capital of ; 515O.00O Lwas -: chartered'
Uo-day ?at ; Raleigh. / The' company /will
meet ; Tuesday; -night. ■ when, 5 a'- permanent
organization will take ' piace'. iThe "cor-i'j
pora tors are C. "W": Johns ton, ! W.* E. Holt,-;
'JX 5. % Spencer,;' ot Charlotte, and^arrian
frbm^outh Carolina.", " - ' "" ."» !
v Mr. J A B. ' 3p ea\c*rl~( one =«f h the I corpora-" 1
tbrs^tordayi adtaltted : ; that ;.the; company
would^op«^»^in?»PP^Uonltbitho^ir^
TEN PAGES.
REPORTS }. TBTB iTEAR EJTDEJ(*S#
JULY IST SnOW HAXDSO3UB c (j . .
RESULTS.
EFFECTS OFCCOMBINATIOIISi
Surplus Eqnal to 4.S Per; Cent, on the
Total oC Preferred Stbclc :, :j >
SMAMJ INCREASE OF EXPENSES.
Apparent Disproportion to Gain *n =
-- - - ■ ; ;' ■■"',' .:...-•■ • ■■ ■ ■ '.\'j-
Gross Earnings Explained and tli<
StrengtU and .Value of «ie. System
Said to Be Establlsftea Beyona
Doubt— The Birmingham Extension
. to Be Valuable* . -
: . ..... . - % ■ :.-:•-.,"■.■■
The figures as reported covering th«
operations of the Seaboard Air-Line Com*
pany for the fiscal year ending June, 1902.
bear out the predictions, which hay© been *
mado that the consolidation of a numbei
of small lines into ono large system would,
result in increased operating efSciency E
Immediately after, tho various properties
were turned over to tho new company. and
the preliminary figures covering the earn
ings by month 3 were reported, the man
agement was criticised and the claim was
freely made that maintenance was sacri-;
ficed that- net earnings might bo In
creased: : - -
Compnrntlve .Fisares. * :;
The figures for- the year" ending, 190 V
compared with tho ■ previous year, ar«r
as follows:
/ 1902. 1901.
Gross earnings $U,07!),51S ?10.92),0K
Expenses and taxes .. 8,144. a» ; 8J20.50.
Net earnings .........$ 3,435.57!; $ 2,808.190
Gross earnings 'iucreaSGd $t550,7W- .Ex
penses and taxes increased SS,SSB, and net
earnings increased $62b\90t> over the pre
ceding year. .
For 1901 the surplus for charges . wju
$320,659, which was equal to 1.6 per cent,
on the preferred stock; adding to this
surplus the increase as shown for the
year just passed gives a surplus of $956.-'
5C5, which is equal to 4.S per cent, on tha
preferred stock.
The 'amount ot increase in surplus la
just about equal to the amount of. In- _
creaso In"" gross earnings, so- the manage
ment succeeded In handling a larger traf
fic without increasing expense . over '.tho |
preceding year. As a general proposition,
this would be 'impossible' and still main
tain the integrity of tho plant.
. ■ Disproportionate FlKT«rc»- ;,
It is a fact which cannot be got away
from that the cost of handling; traffic lee
or shoulld be exactly proportionate to'thb
amount of traffic. But this rule, like all
other rules, has exceptions, or perhaps i 9
capable of explanation. Tt> prove that It;
shoulcTcost more to'liave a, certain addi
tional amount of traffic. It must first bo
proved that tho smauer amount "was
handled .with economy. Tho present Sea
board Air-Line system is , composed of a
number of comptiratively short lines,
which, prior to the • consolidation, served
only local territory, and tho properties
were operated only with a vlaw of hand
ling such local traffic After consolidation'
conditions were changed, through, service
1 was established and through business de
veloped; traffic originating,' for Instead
on r. Southern division, became, Aftrj .
connecting links wero completed and :ifl.
operation, through traffic of a. Northern
; division. • The management was enabled
to load trains heavier- and soge: bette*
: service 'out of tho. locomotives. ( -.:"•,;
Hua EatabliMhed Itself. :]
As a ineasuro of comparative efficienc)
of tho operatlona of ono property vfrora
i year to year. It i 3 a goodfiruide. but ever
hers ie must be used', with a :carefu;*
knowledge and coraideratlon of Ranged!
conditions.
The Seaboard system haa established
Itself and has demonstrated that Its finan
cial ... organization was. made on a sound
basis and with a careful consideration oi
the traffic which would Voffer.. . ; Tho pro
posed extension to Birmingham wUi'fur*
nish it with ait entirely. new class of trajf
ric and wilt;:add to Mts general trafSo
strength from' a stragatic standpoint *3
well as increase the earnings' of the lino.
PETER POWER SAYS
HE WILL TESTIFY
He Declare* lie Will Come Xxotsx
Montreal and Tell Ail Thwt
lie ICnovrs. "'
MONTREAL. August ■,IS.-(Special.)— ■
"I am going back to Now York' to-nfght
to testify." Peter Power, the mysterious
plaintiff against Great .Northern -Padflq
Railroad Trust, made this declaration this
afternoon, after a long conference wttb/
his lawyers, - George Alfred Lamb and
F. S. MacLennan. He wltl tell all about
How he was Induced to pose as plalntlC
to shield conspirators on the stock mar
ket. ■-■ - . : ■■"-. "■ - : ■ - ' " • £ '_
Repeated repudiations ,of him by .hJs
principals have stung Power, and ; he be
lieves a " full confession will p urge * him ; ok
contempt. Some surprises are promised.
Power will claim that he and Lamb
were drawn into the case through; plaus^
ible 'arguments. He will absolutely con
tr2d*ict the 'testimony .of "soma of th*-blgr
railway men who have been on the stand.
UNDERWOOD'S CLAIM;
Brooliiyn Man VWan J» '»' Him ?t7r> I
77a CommlMloit on liou *» Donation.
BROOKLYN. N. V., August IS-r-CSpe
cial )— Papers were ; filed S in i the X county;,
clerk's office to-day oy -John H. Shaugh- %
ness>', against the Conf ederate: Memorial:;
Associatlor f0r : .517,T»»" salary '.;"arid cbmmia-i
sions-lon donations: ot s sloo,ooo > by s the ■ Ja .. t » : i
Charles Broadway^ RousSr Tw^-Ui. 1 * ■* < ? u ?°*-'i'
lS9S; : ,gave' : that amount ". to- the ■ association^^
"It Is th» assigned claimj of John C.?Un-;i
derwobd. former secretary ot. the ' assocfa^
tlon. for (back "salary, :^and 'commission./
The suit; includes :Uriderwood'svjHe claims^
the /association^^promised to pay ; him HOOO.i
aTyear, and 25 perl cent, on all donatlona ,
of •$100,000. • "
Efforts were made herb last rilghttb get t
further. • information ; on the subject j from ,v;, v ;
•; three of " the officers of the" association.*
Two were but/of Itown and/Sthe statfcl;?
knew enothlns ot /the ;. affair/ otherdthaa!
theVfact ■ that ;Mr; ?.cl*to«a|«.|
certain commission on all i don»Uoo» cn»t»
a ; siven amount. * , __ -_■ ,'
• ? l- r :MniUnderwobd^whaj ; liv«/tei.Oirffca(>»^
;ion,'.■>Ky^iv^was.j ; se««tary^(»n4St»e•liOlCwr|
of . th« ; aMocJatloa. r faa4j l»\ B«rj*iicrrt «TfJ
and : agent » John \ Uf. Kbaa&sMmr^mA Wf|
claim are vm3eaomi?**±? -, .-_
i Though | the i kttvtSiM^ica ,^in \ MA. 4ptaM% -
yet tfe« t*rt wraateß J»^ «iK P"* ***

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