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WB OLE NUMBER 16,021.
THE DAY'S SUMMARY.
TIIK WE ATM En.
VTApnIN'C.TON. D. C, August ID.—
yorerast:
. yjYpirii.t— Fnir Wednesday and Thurs
*»ft\- fresh, northwest winds.
Vcrtn Carolina— Fair Wednesday and
«Tj. ur t- (-:r,y: Mfcht to fresh variable winds.
The weather -in Richmond yesterday
vfis CifAT nnd warm, the atmosphere be-
M n r immensely humid.
• A.M...72 - - ...72
5 a. M ■ ••• — '§
;&n... - §
$F. M • •--
6 r V' - S;j
2i NiFht SO
yrnn Temperature. ... ...... 51.2
-.rnfIATURE ALMANAC. August 20. 1902.
g on ;■;?• p.- «r>:3o« r >:3o ] HIGH TIDE.
p,"^.. >..-!>: 6:56 f Morning o:14
ifi>c:i rises 7:32 i Evening 5:35
RICHMOND.
Yri':r»c f-i'"l. kidnapped many years ago,
eljsflfJoned by gypsies- — Fulton girl jilts
jjpj. i,-vvrr rif four yrars' standing and
jnfirfies a man sho has only known two
v .j.,kc — .Y<">ung pliysieian uses his buggy
in-bj-i on ynur.c man in a dispute over
B ] f ;trr Manchcf-'trrs boat tho Brownies
tjv ;i Fcorc of 4to 1 Coniieilman will
Trier 1 " tn relieve the Finance Committee,
of fjrrtlicT consideration of the water
q^^r^:i^l:! by way of censuring them for
thfir delay Weather puzzles the ex-
PT ;:=. — -Negro convention has many in
ternal differences and disputes. — -Mer
c v:s v;, comelip Richmond markets from
jti •; "-•' places- — Croj) report is favorable
to this State African missionary tells
iof ncr work In the Soudan Alleged doc
tor arrested charged with horse sleal-
} rI . — Now type of witness in the Wyntt
c;ifr . — Policeman Foster receives many
o r, .c Vf money to pay his fine MAN
CHESTER- — Death of Mrs. Hannah A.
TV'-st -it Virginia Hospital Death of
Mrs. Pinchbeck — -Funeral of Miss Mis
fouri Smith — —Manchester wins a game
iro:a uic Brownies.
VIRGINIA.
rf>n^rof=snian Maynard renominnted for
Con gjess from the Second District by a
]Rn:t- majority. Bryant secondhand Law
lrw third Dennis Shannahan, who at
tt'rnptcd suicide in Boston, is resting rom
ff.rtably Peculiar death of a well
knowii citizen of Fauquier- Roadmaster
Yn <\ Str.ver. of the Seaboard Air-Line,
killed by a negro on a passenger train
nrar Xorlina; porter badly .wounded; ne
proes arrested Death of Colonel John
G. ICasey. of Bedford Congressman
Flood ■ will have no opposition A num
l,r T of well-known Virginians diea yes
terday.
GENERAL. ; ' V
New York stock market closes dull and
5 Irregular Chicago grain trade in rest-
K;s and nervous- — Articulate is badly
hciiten in the Merchants' handicap at
F'nitoga, Herbert winning the race
President: Schwab is going to France,
where he will take a course of treatment
at mineral springs, and her will sail at
pr.ee from New York Chief Croker, of
K.w York Fire Department. Is suspended
from duty The Shah is entertained at
a London music hall, and apparently en
joys the ballet and the other attractions
offered Lady Raglan places herself on
exhibition, wearing her coronation robes
nn'V coronet, for the benefit of a hos
pital — -President Truesdale. of the Lnck
.-iwanna road, thinks there will be plenty
of <-(,;,! before fall Kansas farmer
drnwr.s his four children and then shoots
li)!!i: : <!!. probably fatally Santiago
Igleriias is arrested in Porto Rico for
.•riii'isitiK the Insular authorities, and is
:■• ic.is.d on ball. Senator Pritchard
i:(Bep:) challenges Locke Craig, of Ashe
ville.:<D'.'m.). 10 joint debate of the issues
bffore the people, in North Carolina, and
challenge Is accepted Seaport of Cu
mnnti. Venezuela, is oecupk-d by Revolu
tif.nisLs without the firing of a. shot — -
Poter Power arrives in New York, sur
reriders.; and is taken to jail Suicide
Remington's brother will not believe that
am d man's mind was affected Plan is
'un font to form combination of outside
«ssUHcrs;:in Kentucky, Ohio. Illinois, and
lr,. liana, according to tho "Greenbaum
PUCE BIG POLICY,
Passenger and Power Com
pany Insure Property
for $400,000.
Tho Passc-npor and Power Company has
recently placed insurance on their rolling
Block and plants through Davenport <fc
Company, of this city, for $400,000. How
many companies are interested in this
gih-tntk- policy it is 1101 known.
It is an opon secret that when the car
barn in the West Knd was burnt <lo\vn
■tiu- company had not a single dollar of
;! Insurance on any part of its plant. The
loss was in the neighborhood of 55.000, and
unions the cars destroyed wore some of
■t'f most modern and approved construc
tion.
T:;. policies of the .Richmond Railway
and Electric Company were allowed to
lapse, -when Captain Pizzinl resigned the
}«vition of general manager of the road.
At- lisa l time the insurance was placed
thr.-.u?h Julius Strauss & Co. This com-
J'Uiv usrti every argument to induce Mr.
I'isiifr to rcnewthe policies, but entreaties
were of no avail, and from that day until
i-iVr Hi..- catastrophe in the burning of
tho Wrst-End «.-ar-she,ds the property car
ri.'.i tun one cent of pwHection in case of
fire.
WILL PENSION FORGER.
-AnHTirnn llnnkom to Vay Convict to
110 Good.''
PAX FRANCISCO, Augrust 15.—(S.pe
'cinl.)-Charles Br-cker, the expert forger,
v.hi-t.i .times jjro said 10 have cost the
; banks of this country more than one
millk'ti dollars, is nearing' the end of his
term in San Quenttn prison. J. M. Oliver,
et-crctary 10 Warden Aguirre, is authority
for the report that when Becker regains
fc'.s frtprjoni he will receive a pension of
5500 monthly from the American Hankers*
Association; in return for which he must
make rcah that he will "be grood."
A H«.ker threatens openly t« make a
rj'< atPT haul than he has yet done when
•'$■• sn& out.
Robert M.. WHch. secretary of the Cali
i«rv\ H Slate Bankers' Association, said:
"The .American Hankers' Association has
: lunds for just such purposes, and has
I probably put 15«-cker on list by advice
c ' Pinkeitons."
Ai"ri;it xonrouv children. V
NOHFOLK, VA., . Aub. 19.-(Sj)ecial.)
.«'"V. J. W, Mayl.ee. president of Chil
ortn'a Home Society of Virginia, to-dny
H'.ilicd lor the custody of the two girl
children of J. J5. Wallace nnd wife, of
♦'' lJ"nby Htrf-et. The Wallaces come
from an tjxeellfnt family, but an awful
»'*'« of aifairs in their home was
''"jught to li K ht in court to-d;iy
'"nr- parents were given a month's; pro
f-aiioii to provide for the children or they.
~*«l \* taken from then*. •;* rij
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MAYNARD WON AGAIN
SECOXD niSTRICT CONGRESSMAN
RENOMINATED BY rLTIRALITY
OK NEARLY 2.300
CLOSE FOR SECOND PLACE.
Sir. nryant'n Vole May Exceed That
Cast for 3lr. I,n-«vJeKS.
THE KLECTin.V \VAS atJIET,
Tlioro AVns X<i Trouble in Norfolk
County, Tlioiik'i. Xi« Shid, Thnt in
Berkley Kiisinn ))i>mocrn(s "Were
Not Allowed to Vo<« — Charles City.
It Seemw, DJd Sot Vote- Mnynnrd
Cnrrird I'orismonili, Xnnsrmoml,
Isle of Wiclit. nnd Norfolk Co.
Congressman Harry L. Maynard, now
no\ serving his first term, was yesterday
renominateCTTor the. House of Representa
tives by the Democrats of the Second Vir
ginia District. His renomina.tion was by
the handsome plurality of nearly 3.000
votes, the exact figures with the county
of Charles City and four or five small
precincts yet to come, being 2.251.
Contrary to general expectations, Hon.
Joseph T. Lawless seems io have finished
third in the contest, apparently being
beaten by-"br. J. F. Bryant, of Soulham-
HOY. HARRY I- JIAYXAHD,
Ronnminntril for CoiiKrcss Vp.iter
,laj- from tlie Second I>iN<rJct.
ton, the other aspirant. -by a plurality of
nearly 200 in the <listrict.
As was expected, Portsmouth city stood
by Mr. Maynard handsomely, Riving: him
a plurality of nearly 1,900, almost its en
tire vote cast. Norfolk city, the home of
Mr. lawless, likewise gave him a fine
endorsement, his plurality in tho citybe
inff approximately 1,006.- The exact figures
on the vote of the other two candidates
in Norfolk and Portsmouth cities is not
given, only the pluralities having been
telegraphed. Southampton county, the
home of Dr. Bryant, gave him a most
flattering endorsement, almost tho entire
vote of the county in the primary being
recorded for him. His majority in the
county is approximately 1,000.
May- Law- Bry
nard. less. ant.
Norfolk city -•-• I.'OOO ' ....
Portsmouth •••• 1,550 •
Newport News .... Hi"
Williamsburg 1
Counties-
Charles City— No election.
Elizabeth City •••• H ••••
Isle of Wight 200 ...
James City • • ''
Nanscmoml 4w ••••
Norfolk— No figures.
Princess Anne— No figures.
Southampton x,\m
Surry
Warwick • o \; f •""
York -°
Totals • 2,426 1,013 1,077
There were nearly 14,000 voles cast in
the district, of which Mr. Maynard re
ceived slightly over G.OOO votes, Dr. J F.
Bryant about 3.500, and Mr. Lawless about
the same number. In one county of the
district-Charles City-there seems to
have been no election, or if. there was,
no returns have been received. Its vote,
is insignificant in any event, and could
not effect the result, nor materially affect
the pluralities.
Xo Trouble in Norfolk, ,
The anticipated trouble in Norfolk coun
ty did not materialize: It had been re
ported that what are known as the "Fu
sionists" when they offered to vote would
have their Democracy challenged, and
would not be allowed to vote. If any
such plan was ever in contemplation it
seems to have been abandoned, and the
election was orderly. In Berkley, one of
tho districts of Norfolk" county, wherein
the straightoute or anti-fusion Democrats
are strongest, it is said that some of the
Fusionists were denied the right to vote-,
but if this be true there seems to have
been no difficulty as a result. ]
Mr Maynard carried Portsmouth city,
Norfolk county. Isle of Wight. Nanse
mond James City, and Surry counties;
a VgfIIUjIIE&JU; JW. JECMD 01SKJCI
RICHMQ]^I>> YA>
Mr. Lawless carried Norfolk city, an
Mr. Lawless carried Norfolk city and the
counties : of Elizabeth, City and Warwick,
tho counties' very small, pluralities; and
Dr. Bryant carried Southampton.' Prin
cess Anne and possibly York. Charles
City did not vote.
Tho election; is tho culmination of a
■heated canvass, but the vote in some °f
the smaller counties appears to have
been very light, probably for the reason
that the candidates concentrated their en
ergles and canvass in the cities and tno
large and populous counties.
Majorities by Connties. •
In the appended table only the plurali
ties arc given, and these in many cases
merely approximated. Where no plurality
is given in the table it is generally be
cause the figures for the county- are not
given, either accurately or approximately.
Here is the table made up from the coun
ty and city pluralities available for such
tabulation:
THE LATEST FIGURES.
3lr. Maynnrd Rcnominntcil l>y a Pln
rnlity of Nearly 2.300.
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. August 10.—
(Special.)— At 12.30 o'clock returns receiv
ed here from entire Second District (ex
cept Charles City county, one precinct in
James City, and one. precinct in Princess
Anne, and one in Southampton, and one
in Nansemond) give Maynard 5.977.
Bryant. 3.*W>;: Lawless. 3.-MS. .Maynard's
plurality, 2,281.
NORFOLK, VA'., August 10.— (Special.)—
Save for a few unimportant precincts in
Nansemond and James City counties,
with Williamsburg, practically complete
returns .from the primary show Maynard
to have "-.2GS majority out -of. 14.000 votes
cast , in the district, receiving approxi
mately 6.000. to Bryant's 3.700, and Law
less's 3.500.
Norfolk City.
NORFOLK. VA., August 19.— (Special.)—
Practically complete returns from the
primary in Norfolk city -show that Mr.
Lawless carried the city by a plurality of
1,000.
NEWPORT NEWS. VA., August 1!).—
(Special.)— The following are the returns
received from Newport News city — May
nard, 791; Lawless. 624; Bryant. 425. May
nard's plurality 107.
As far as can.be learned, no election
(CONTINUED ON SECOND I"AGE.)
LOVE DIDN'T CAUSE SUICIDE.
It Is Thought That Youncr Itcminff
ton Was Broke.
NEW YORIC, August 19.— (Special.)— A
close friend of R. B. Remington's said
to-day that he doubted if .love of May
Van Alen was the entire cause of young
Remington's suicide. He said Remington
had been gambling in Wall Street and
had been a heavy loser. This gentleman
also said he would not bo surprised to
find when the estate was settled that
Remington was broke. . As far as he knew
liemington left no will.
It is now .rumored that Remington,
knowing he was ruined, had -staked all
on a wealthy marriage. His continual
announcements of his coming wedding to
the Van Alen millions was sufficient for
unlimited credit. But the public state
ment thnt the engagement was broken
may have, caused rush, of creditors and
he preferred death to disgrace.
His brother arrived here to-day and
hurried on to Newport.
Xot Mental Derangement.
NEWPORT, R. 1.. August 19.— Edward
D Remington, brother of Robert Reading
Remington, who killed himself at the
Newport Reading Room yesterday, ar
rived from Pittsburg at 7 o'clock to-night,
and two hours later left for the former
home of the family, Williamsport. Pa.,
where his brother's body will be buneu.
With Mr. Remington were two clerks
from his Pittsburg offlce, who were pre
pared to take down any statements
which were, made concerning the death
of Robert Remington.
r Mr. Remington said he was extremely
surprised at what he had read in the pa
pers ascribing tho suicide of his brother
to mental derangement. The last time
he saw his brother, he said,, was m
April, just prior to the announcement
of his brother's engagement to Miss Van
Alen and there was no evidence of any
mental change whatever. On passing
through New York to-day, he said, hs
stopped at his brother's office, and closely
questioned business associates, who ah
declared that it was impossible that Ro
bert Remington's mind was unbalanced.
The body remained at the undertakers
nil day, and the casket was covered with
roses sent by friends.
INSURED AT LAST.
Property of West Eixl Parlc Accept
ed After Very Loner Delay.
After twelve months of anxious care
and strenuous searching after insurance
at any rate. Captain Pizzini succeeded
yesterday in placing SIS.OOO on the
Property of the West End Electric Par*
at the reservoir. The premium paid was
neprU ?500. „ . . *.
Not for many-moons was Captain ±12
zlni able to turn a wheel in this direction,
an.l v.-hen at last he succeeded, the poli
cies were divided among seven companies,
and the premium for the year was very
]arge _niuch larger than the directors of
the resort expected.
At this figure the property is not in
sured for any thing like its value, but
the question of premium, and the fact
that the companies were 10-h to accept
the risk at any price, were factors that
led the directors to the conclusion that
any insurance would be better than none.
Hoy Cuts Another BoyJs Throat.
OZARK. ARK., August 19.— George
Campbell, aged 15. was instantly killed
last night, at Sandy Creek church, near
here, by Theodore Wade, the same age.
Wade and another boy were fighting,
when Campbell ran up and stabbed Wade
in the arm. Wade seized the knife and
cut young Campbell's throat, killing him
instantly. Wade is under arrest.
CRASH OF IRIS,
REGULAR TELESCOPED By SPE
CIAL AT BELMAR, NEW
-, JERSEY.
SIX CARS WERE WRECKED,
Several Persons Killed, and a dum
ber Injured.
TWO TUAIXMES ARE . MISSING.
Engineer and Fireman of the ncgn
lor Believed to P.c' Under the
Wrcckflßf- A LHtle Girl Killed ns
Sbe Was Bein.cr Put Aboard One ol
the Trains.
ASBURY PARK, N. J., August 19.—
(Special.)— A regular Pennsylvania trairf
on the ' New York and Long Branch rail
road, bound north, was run into from the
rear > at"; Bel mar station to-night by a
special Central Railroad of New Jersey
train. The* Pennsylvania train had stop
ped at Belmar. station to pick up passen
gers. The Central train was running
north also, and was empty. The engine
of the Central train telescoped the rear
car of the Pennsylvania train. Six cars
were wrecked, severalpersons were killed
and a number injured;.' AUmidnight two
bodies had been taken from the wreck. A
little girl was killed as she was being put
aboard the waiting train. "
The -engineer and fireman of the Cen
tral train have not been seen since the
collision. It is believed they are under
the wreckage.
' Tho little girl was Alice Biggart. 13
years of age. who lived at Rahway. The
first body removed was that of an un
known man, about' 3s years of age. The
man was poorly dressed and seemed to
have .been a laborer.
~*»»
FDR MORGAN TO DO
Wall Street Has fWs Work
Cut Out When He
Lands To-Day.
NEW YORK, August 19.-(Special.)-J.
Pierpont Morgan will reach New York
from Europe to-morrow. His coming Is
awaited with deep interest in the finan
cial district. Many things are expected
of the great financier. :
. Since he, sailed for honrn/ the specula
tive, world has been . practically at a
standstill. Traders have hesitated to take
any pronounced position in the market
until they could discover which way the
Morgan cat was going to jump. In a
nutshell here are the things which Mor
gan is expected to do by Wall street:
Settle the coal strike.
Appoint a temporary successor to Presi
dent Schwab, of the Steel Trust.
Settle the Louisville and Nashville deal.
Arrange the final, details of the steam
ship combine.
Formulate a plan for the holding com
pany to combine all Southern railroads.
Reconcile the Standard Oil and Heinze
factions in the copper war.
Inaugurate a bull movement which will
give opportunity to big pools and syndi
cates, which are loaded up with railroad
and industrial stocks of all kinds, to mar
ket them during the coming winter, or
at least before the pendulum begins to
3wing. the other way.
Every rich man in the country is car
rying a ' load of Morgan industrials,
bought at very much higher prices than
are now prevailing in Wall street. •
Morgan has always attracted his great
following by keeping his promises. He
has got to put up United States Steel. He
has got to boom Reading. He will have
to advance both Southern railway and
Louisville, and. he will have to put a lit
tle ginger in Northern Securities before
he can satisfy people who have pinned
their faith to him. It will be a great
task, but Morgan is still the Colossus of
Finance.
J. PIEREPONT MORGAN
TO MEET JOHN MITCHELL.
Ileported That Conference Hns Been
Arranged With a View to Set
tliiiff Coal "Strike.
NEW" YORK. August 19.— (Special.)—
It Is reported to-day, and the rumor re
ceives more less credence, that arrange
ments have . been made for a conference
between J. Pierpont Morgan and John
Mitchell, leader of the United Mine Work
ers. The object of those who arranged the
conference. Mr. Morgan is now on the
ocean on his return from Europe.
— - «B»
COAL ROAD MEETING,
President Truesdale Thinks
. There Will Soon Be
Plenty of Coal.
NEW YORK, August ■ 19.— The presi
dents of the anthracite coal roads had
their usual weekly, conference here to
day. ' .
Before going to the meeting, Mr.^rues
dale, .president of the Lackawanna Rail
road Company, said:
"There is no foundation in fact for the
rumor that .the anthracite coal operators
will make concessions in order to end the
strike. I think work will be resumed in
time to produce plenty of coal for the fall
demand. The operators are ready.. as "they
always have been ready to adjust with
their men any grievances that they may
have, and-they have never discriminated
against any of their men because* they
have ■ belonged to the union. _What the
operators will not do is to discuss their
business affairs with outsiders."-
The Turtle Hit Him.
: CHATHAM, VAv. August; 19.—(Spe
cial.)—One day recently '"Mr. Mat
Balanz, in - landing a turtle received
a scratch on v the arm from one paw,
and • one finger, was badly bruised.
Medical- aid had to be sought; r -
PHED, G. STEVER SHOT
ROADMASTER OJT SEABOARD AIR
LIXE KILLED BY A : ,, ;
s negro;
TRAIN PORTER ;BADLY HURT.
He la ma Dnngerons Condition and
: May Die.
ROW OCCURRED NEAR HENDERSON
Conductor Clements, in C.harse of
Sonthoonnd Train Was Having
>Tronl>le "With I.yncTibnrpj Xejirocs—
Stever and the Porter Tried to As
sist Hinx— " \
HENDERSON. N. C, August 19.—(Spe
cial )— Fred G. Stever. roadmaster for the
Portsmouth and Durham districts of th»
Seaboard Air-Line, was shot and killed
by : Joe Cole, a Lynchburg negro on the
southbound mail train, near Middlcburg,
about eight miles west of hero to-day.
Sixteen negro men, in charge, of Mr.
Cornptcn.' were going from Lynchburg
to Louisburg. N. C. to work in a to
bacco stemmery. Five of them left the
car for colored passengers and went into
the smoking car, singing loudly. Con
ductor Clements asked them to go into
the other car. They went quite slowly.
Upon Clements and his porter. Jim
Mitchell, insisting they should hurry, one
of the negroes drew his pistol to shoot
the conductor, when the porter tried to
prevent him and was shot in the. abdomen.
Ho will probably die. This negro escaped
and is now- being" trailed by bloodhounds
brought from Weldon by special train.
Joe Cole. Sr., drew a pistoi to shoot
Conductor Clements, when he was struck
by Roadmaster Stever, who had gone to
the assistance of the conductor and por
ter
The negro then shot Stever through the
temple and he died instantly. Passengers
rushed to the rescue and captured Joe
Cole, Joe Cola. Jr.. and John Jones.
The scene of the tragedy was about
eight miles north of Henderson. Passen
gers in the first-class coach and Pullman,
did not know of it till Henderson was
reached, where the train was met by a
detachment of police and a number of
citizens armed with gun?.
Tho security of the Vance county jail
will probably prevent the elder Cole from
being lynched.
CONDUCTOR'S STATEMENT.
He Gives tlic Circnmstnnccst of "the
Fatal Affray.
RALEIGH, N. C. August ■ 19.-(Special.)
Captain" "W. P. Clements, -in chargo' of
the Seaboard Air-I^ine train from Ports
mouth, arrived here this evening and
made a statement of the fatal row on his
train above Henderson, which resulted in
tho killing of Roadmaster Fred Stever i
and the dangerous, if not fatal, wounding
of Jim Mitchell, hia colored porter.
He says that he had repeatedly warned
the four negroes that they must be quiet
and go into the car for negroes, they be
ing then in the car for whites.
They Followed Clements.
Finally they followed. Captain Clements
into the Jim Crow car and one of them,
Joe Cole, Sr... called out: "Now we are
all. brothers together and will teach this
conductor a lesson." He dashed at Cap
tain Clements, but Jim Mitchell, porter,
intercepted the blow and clinched with
him, a general scufllo followed, during
which Cole drew his pistol and shot
Mitchell in the abdomen. .
Trainmaster Stever rushed into the car
to rescue the trainmen, and as ha was
in the act of taking hold of Cole, the ne
gro wheeled with his pistol and sent a
bullet crashed through Mr. Stever's fore
head, killing him instantly.
Three of the negroes, Joe Cole, Joe Cole,
Sr., and Charles Fergerson, were arrested.
,The other negro jumped off the train.
Henderson was notified to have officers
at the station;
Will Be No Lynching.
A telephone message late to-night says
there is no indication of a movement to
lynch the negroes.
The wounded porter was brought to
Raleigh and physicians made a vain at
tempt to-night, to locate tho ball. His
condition, is dangerous.
• Once liived at Chester.
CHESTER. VA., August 19.— (Special.)—
The news that Mr. Fred Stever was shot
and killed on a Seaboard train to-day was
a great shock to Mr. Stever's friends and
acquaintances in this section, where he'
is well-known. Mr. Stever spent some
time in this vicinity while the Richmond,
Petersburg and Carolina division of the
Seaboard was being built. He had a
beautiful home at Stever, a station on the
Seaboard and Roanoke division of the
Sfeaboard, near Suffolk, Va.
Bloodhounds at Work.
HENDERSON, N. C, August 19.—(Spe
cial.) — The bloodhounds took tho trail
about 8 P. M. Nothing further has been
heard. Stever's body was embalmed by
Undertaker Barnes, and was taken to
Stever's to-night for burial.
YOUNG WOMAN TRIES
: TO DROWN HERSELF.
Mrs. Pauline Lowenbers, Only Twen
ty and Handsome, Plunged
Into, tlie River.
NORFOLK, VA., VA., August 19.—(Spe
cial.)—Mrs. Pauline Lowenburg, a young
and handsome woman, from Norfolk, at
tempted self-destruction by drowning in
Portsmouth to-day.
Persistent questioning failed to elicit
from the young woman anything like a
coherent story as to her identity, and
why she attempted self-destruction. She
stated that her mother. was dead and that
her father wa3 cruel to her and that she
wanted to be, with her mother in heaven.
She afterwards made the statement, when
carried' to the station-house,; .that her
mother was living in -New Orleans. ■ The
young woman is about 20 years of age.
She is" married. \ "
LAUDANUM "KILLS BABY.
Child's Sister Fed the Infant on the
Deadly Drnp. : : ,
" HAMPTON, V VA.. August I!).— (Special.)
News has been reoeiyed here of a" distress-;
lnglaccident that occurred near Jeffs post
office.-inV-York county: ,Theilittle' girl -bt
Mr. L- W- Topping. '■, of i that; section. i. was
lef t" ; in £ of jhery 6-monthsVpld J little;
brother; and .?; ln /"some ' manner : VadrnihiSr<
jijrea'lekuaa^a^to^
THREE; GMTS
Ed in its death. The baby .: cried '{ for tho
drug:, and the little, sister, not knowing its
terrible effect,^ fed^her ; brother i with the
drug until death claimed him. ■
Mr.;N. AcreeV of the Crabneck neighbor
hood, in - the" same county.' died 1 this af
ternoon from the effect of a lingering ill
ness of typhoid fever.
DROWNS HIS CHILDREN
AND SHOOTS HIMSELF.
Terrible Deed of a Kaunas Farmer,
Temporarily Deransed by Fi
nancial Tronbleß.
SAUNA. KAN.. August 19.— Joseph An
derson, a farmer, living east of Salina.
in a fit of despondency to-day, drowned
his four children, three girls and a boy.
in a cistern, and then shot, himself .with
a revolver. Anderson is still, alive, .but
probably will die. Financial matters had
affected his mind. The crime was com
mitted during the absence of tho mother.
The oldest child was 6 years old. and.tnq
youngest a baby of 4 months. .Anderson
ieft'a-'noto on a table, "notifying -the
mother that the children could bo found in
the cistern. •-. 'v' •
THE SNARL WITH TURKEY.
Condition in >"o Way Grave, and
'„ ' "Sot Unusual. -
-WASHINGTON", August ID.— lt Is . ad
mitted at the State Department that thero
is a. renewal of tension between the United
States and Turkey, but the officials do
not deem it prudent " to , disclose tho pres
ent condition of affairs. They say, how
ever, that the condition is in no .way
grave, but is of that strained character
which has occurred from time to time
with Turkey in recent years.: It is
gathered that the present tension grows
out of the long pending claims of Amer
icans who suffered loss during the Arme
nian outbreak. To some extent the Stone
abduction gave added cause' 1 for irrita
tion. The American Minister, Mr. Leish
man. has been given wide latitude to deal
with the situation as circumstances may
demand. There is the fullest confidence
on the part of tho authorities here in
the course being pursued by our Minister,
and. as he has been given such a free
hand in directing affairs, it is not thought
desirable to prejudice any steps he may
be taking, by official comments as to
what has been or will be done. •
JILTED HER LOVER.
Miss Childress Finds New
Happiness After a Court
ship of Four Years.
After an absence from her home of less
than two weeks, during wuich time she
asked to be released from her promise
to marry a young man of this city. Miss
Rosa Bella Childrcss, of No. 3GIO Williams
burg avenue, was married Sunday morn
ing to Mr. John Daniel Rotlgers. of Afton.
1 Miss Chiklress was engaged to be mar
ried to Mr. James Coghill. of this city,
who had been paying her attention for the
last four years. ;
News of. the, romantic wedding was re
ceived here yesterday by Mr. and Mr 3.
Allen M. Childrcss, parents of the bride.
She wrote them a letter in which she said
that she would be married by the time
thny received it.
Mr. Coghill, tho jilted lover, planned
to go to Afton last night in company
with "William Childress, a brother of tho
bride, but was persuaded to delay the
trip.
Says She is Ilnppy.
"I am happier than I ever expected to
be." said the bride in a letter to her
family.
Miss ChiUlress was employed in the de
partment store of the Cohen Company, up
to ; last December. She is an exceedingly
pretty girl of the brunette type, and is
also tall and graceful. She is 22 years
old, and had many friends here who will
be greatly surprised to hear of her sud
den and, romantic marriage. She had
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Dora Wood,
of Fulton, a short time before her depart
ure for Afton.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Mr. Barr, pastor of the Baptist church
'jot Afton, at the home of Mr. C. R. Dalton,
*a merchant of Afton.
Mfffht Have Been Trouble.
"I was very mucn surprised a5.1. l had
expected that she would marry Mr. Cog
hill any day. He has been coming to
see her for t-ie last four years. Coghill
and my son were going up to Afton to see
them, but I told them not to go for fear
that there might be trouble," said her
father last night.
Mr. Childress is a farmer, but lives at
No. 3GIO "Williamsburg avenue. "He owns
a plantation near Glendale, about thirteen
miles below Richmond. Both ho and his
wife said they; would try to be contented,
if their daughter had married tho man
she loved. -
BrldeJs Letter to Parents.
The following is a copy of the letter re
ceived by the parents' of tho- bride yes
terday :
"Afton, Va., August Ifi, 1302.
"To All,— .Doubtless you will be more
than surprised when you all read this and
fully realize what I am going to tell you,
for when you a». read this I will no longer
be Belle Childress, but Mrs. Rogers. To
morrow I shall be" married to Mr. Rod
gers, of Afton. the wisest and best man I
ever saw, so do not worry about me, for
I am safe and happier than I ever ex
pected to be in this world, for I love the
man I am to be married, to, and I know
he loves me. Mr. and Mrs. Dalton nave
known- him from his infancy.' and give
him the best of reputations. He is a
thorough Christian and makes a good
salary. He fell in love with me on sight
and pleaded so earnestly for me to marry
him before I returned home that I finally
consented.. •
"I have asked Jim to release me from
my promise."
NO OPPOSITION TO FLOOD.
Jtepnbllenna Will Make So Xoralno
tion in the Tenth.
LEXINGTON. VA.. August 19.— (Special.)
Congressman Hal Floyd will have no
Republican opposition. There was a
meeting of the Republican Executive Com
mittee held here to-night, at which it was
resolved that no nominating, convention
should be called, which is taken to mean
that there will be no Republican opposi
tion-to Mr. Flood. - ■'....
S. W. Tardy, of. Buena Vista, .was
elected to a vacancy on the committee.
All the counties and cities of the district
were represented in person or by proxy.
j save Buena Vista. .
EXPLOSIONi^ STAUNTON.
Illuminating Ga» Ignited antf Did
Considerable Damagf.
VA:. August 19.— (Special.)
A vacant storeroom on east Main street.'
owned by Frederick -Rust, was consld-^
erably damaged - this? afternoon by; an r. ex
plosion^ of ■ gas In the cellar, which ; shat-.
tered.'the walls, ceiling, and plate-glass
•windows., ' : .-'.: '.:-■:' V - : "■••: v f'■ •*•-"' ■' •---':. ■•.*;•' : : . ,; .
were testing pipe, connections,
and . a leak wa« * Ignited s by. - their torch.*
causlns;the 'explosion. >Mr.sßu3tiwas;the
only J one ! injured^bu% not \ dan«erouslyj ho-
fTEN^IPAGESi
STOLEN BY GYPSIES*;;
PREfTY SIXTEEN YILVR OXT> GIBJQ
DESERTED AFTER , 3IJLSX .
P TEABS OE* CAPTIVrrr. "jv.v;; *";
MPRESSION OF: CHILDHOOD.
Fierce Xonjcins: to See Asaln, fhts
old Home -and Know Mother's Lot*,
TELI.S '■>. \HER ■'■■?': OWX ; STOKYi
Klilnnpperg Treated Her Crnelly and
Abandoned ICer at X.a»t Because '
Slier \Nee«led Shoes — Believed to B« "
an American, "Stolen in Infancy, \
and "Sow All Memory of Place aa4 f
If antes is Gone. :v>
"For tho sake of a father's love for)
his child, or for tho love of a brother i
for his sister." - : ,
This is the human motive of a member. •
of tho firm of C. Ji- Boatwright and Son. \
of Farmvillo. Va., who has discovered a.
ltj-year-old girl at Pamplins. on the Nor- t
folk and Western road, twenty miles west ;
of Farmville, who was kidnapped bjr i
gypsies and who seeks her parents.
In a. communication to the Dispatch. •
Messrs. Boatwright and Son ask tho co
operation of the press of the entire coun- '•
try in the effort to restore this child
to her parents. She is now at the home '
of a man named J. L. Webber, near
Pamplins, and her heart 13 being eaten .
out with the desire to know tho love of
her own mother and father. ;'o~ tn find
some ono of her own blood whom ! sha
may 'claim as protector.
The girl was left at the Webber house
on December 1, 1901. by Jim GoveL or
Gobte, and Mary Stanley, who travelled:
as man and wife, and who are gypsies.
There had been a quarrel between tho
two over the purchase of a pair of shoes
for the child, and they decided to leav»
her and be rid of her forever.
She «iay have been taken originally in
the hopo of ransom, or merely because
a pair of gypsies were- childless, and thia
i....1e one. playing in the road near her
home, was beautiful and appealed to'
them by her innocence anil beauty.'
Impressions of Her Home.
Her story is of the most romantic kind,
and, told in her own words, is as fol
lows:
"I was playing in the road near my
home, when a woman came along and
picked" mo. up. - She put me in a wagon
and drove, away very rapidly. My homo
was a tall, white house with 'a pocCh in,
front. The yard was enclosed with 'pal
ings. and there was a gate in front, open
ing on a big road. *
"We lived with the woods around ua
and the town in easy reach. We had
lots of cows and horses, and we children
had plenty of nice things. '
"I had a brother nearly grown and he
used to bring big pieces of shito home
for us children.
"I remember papa coming home of an
evening, and believe he must have been
connected with some bi? coal works, for
his clothes were generally smutty, and
he would wash and put on nice clothes at
night and wear his smutty ones away
in the morning. .
"My sisters called me Becky, but I do
net recall any other family name."
The girl was asked if she wanted to sea
her father and mother and sisters, and
her reply was: "Above all things in tho.
world."
Wan Treated Cruelly.
Her voice was choked with sob 3as
she said this. She still remembers that
her kidnapper treated her so cruelly that
she ran away to another gypsy woman
in a nearby camp, and in thi3 way sh»
fell into the hands of Mary Stanley and
her husband.
She cannot remember the name of tha
first gypsy woman. She remembers that
she never travelled over water, and.
therefore, it, is believed that she is a,n
American girl and that her parents aro
somewhere in this country. She says sho
always travelled in wagons.
She remembers that her homo was in
a colder climate, and that there was a
great deal more snow and ico than in
Virginia.
To-day Becky is five feet three Inches
tall, slender, with light brown hair, hazel
or blue eyes, modest ami very refined in
her' manners, despite her rough life, and
1 is about 16 years old.
She describes Mary Stanley as dark of
complexion, black, wavy hair, and Jim
Govel as of Irish descent,- and with red,
sandy hair.
For the sake of restoring the girl tc
her parents, all newspapers are requested:
to copy this article, and any information
concerning the girl sent to C- R. Boat-;
wright and Son, Farmville. Va. "_,
ELEANOR WALLACK
; JAKES HER OWN LIFE.
ThY Beantif nl Young Actrew End/
Her ExlHtence by Taking Ca«-
In Financial Trouble.
NEW louK. August 19.— (Special.)—
Mrs. Eleanor Wallack. aged .31, .wife ot
J. Lester "VVa'.iack, 'a grandson of*the fa
mous actor, committed suicide to : day in,
her bath-tub, in her apartments in Ham
lem, by inhaling gas. She used a rubber
tube and a paper cone. She was a
beautiful blonde, daughter of V wealthy
piano manufacturer of Philadelphia. She
was a widow of Mr. Thompson, of Phil
adelphia. The Wallacks lived unhappily
recently. Counter suits for divorco were
pending. ; A month ago they ; were turned
out of Minot's Hotel.. ln Harlem for non
payment of board: .Wa! jack - had been
drinkingv heavily, land was recently dia
e-hsirged as leading man*at Proctor's. His
wife had just secured an engagement,
but couldn't ; fill it as her trunks' were
held.' Financial difficulties and domestic
trouble were the causes of the-" suicide.
DEATHIN PECULIAR WAY.
An Ased Citlxen .Hunsr Ttla Foot la
; Barbed Wire.
WARRENTON". VA.. August IJ.HSpe- V;
cial.)— Frederick Embrey; an : aged citt- ;
zen at . the Fauquler Springs. met_ hla
death very suddenly to-day in a ; most.--;
peculiar way. In climbing over a. barbed- :
vrlre -fence, he^ fell. -and; hls/feetjcaught;
on :the! top .wire!: ;ln|thl«j position he ;'re-f '%
: main ed : for a * considerably time:
I, ■When help' dame JtT;wa»]tbo!late.iH9 7 diedl:
I shortly ? : after • beinsr: taken , : down. ;It la -,
presumed \ that i t ne pressure ' of ; btc-cyj iupoajl
.the;ibr^xu^u^f|b^hj«|lxw«rted;<»«#i ■
L tioa. caused^catifc": - '^^-^r^^^iM

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