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TOfflf SS' ?SS? I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,158.
WASHINGTON, Fob, 4.?Forecast for
Tliursday und Friday:
Virginia and North Carolina?Falr.much
?older Thursday; northwest winds, ?Yiday
ioli?. ?/
After rctrlnlnlnf? nt summer heat nil day
?'CHtcrduy the mercury snon after 9 o'clock
net night began to fell, ami enrly thlH
morning the tendency was still downward,
with prosiiects for much/colder tempera
lure by night.
0 ?. M. 61
12 M. Ill
3 ?. M. Ii"l
ti V. M. IK)
11 ?. M.,. I'd
12 midnight .52
Average . Gl'/?
Highest temperature?3 P. M. M
Lowest temperature?? ?. M.
Mean temperature yesterday.
Normal temperature for Feb. 3rt
Dcparturo from normal temperature.. %
Precipitation during past ??1 hours... .82
Feb. 6, 1903.
Sun rises... 7:12 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets.'... 5:37 I Morning.10:2.1
Moon sets., .lli',-12 I Evening.10:18
A. J. Ford, the widely known hotel man,
died at Gloucester Point-Younger plant
to be rebuilt nt once-An extension of
time granted the Baptist Instituto at
primo!-Lyle clilld-labor bill endorsed;
L'nbell bill defeated-Death of Dr. Jo
Bei'h F. Deans-Hill? offered to create an
executive head for the University of V
glnlu; (-onunlttee to consider tnem
day-Increase of salary for railway tele?
grapher?-Speedway matter to be con?
sidered to-nlghl-Death of an aged ceme?
tery keeper-Actor denle? tho loss of live
thousand at roulette-Measure passed to
nllow lend of publlo Institutions to be
tondemned for electric railway pur?
pose?-Death of Mr. W. B. Clarke, a
member of the Legislature-Cases argued
In the United States Supreme Court of
Appeals-Street-car transfer Byetem
romos before committee this evening?
Pastor receive? a silver service-Great
Increaso in tobacco handled-Church Hill
Itreets in bad condition and sickness
feared-Hill to sell franchl?es of cities to
highest bidders recommended by commit?
tee?Tax on taking seed oysters increas?
ed-Fight; for Jamestown appropriation
somes up this morning-wind storm
damages wires-Considerable fall In tho
temperature to-day-Home for wander?
ers to be established-Itlchroond lady
?rives largely to a Bnizlllajn mission-Mr.
John Bowers critically III. MANCHES?
TER'-A new ball likely to he built
Fight on Hull street causes excitement
Numb?: of colored boys fined-A benefit
to be given for the firemen-Street Com?
mittee to consider Important matter to?
night-Cantata to bo rendered-Work
of vaccination Is begun-Funeral of Mrs.
Woodcock this afternoon-A valentine
tea. ,
Danville has a narrow escape from a
cyclone-Agreement invalid in Caroline,
and liquor selling must stop at once
Rural mail delivery In Roanoke county
Local option movement In York and
Gloucester counties?J. N. Eakle. of Wll
llamsvllle, poisoned as a result of a prac?
tical Joke, Is recovering-Indicted at
Newport News for attempting to wreck
a trnln-New lodge organized at Wll
llamntiurg-Norfolk grand Jury probing
Sunday liquor selling-Anti-Saloon
League movement ln Louisa-Mrs. Wll
born'e atuiaihmt In Jail In Halifax and no
Immediate danger of lynching-James
Morris drowned In Pulaskl?Retail clerke
organizing In Petersburg-Many, indict?
ments at WInchesK-r-Elks' Home at
Bedford City is Hearing completion-Dr.
Fickard. of Lynchbnrg. will bo called to
Boston-Oravo, robbed at Onancock?
Divorce Is granted Mrs. Nannte Lang
horne Shaw at Charlottesvllle. Mar?
riages-R, B. James and Miss Susie F.
Parker at Onancock; Ernest Hodge and
Miss Mary V. Senekcr at Bristol;' C. L.
Smither and Miss Lucy B, Sthreshley at
Frfcderlcksburg; D. G. Carr and Miss
Grade Johnson at Petersburg; W. D.
Sanders and Miss Patay Graham ln
Wythe; R. E. Maddox and Miss Lula
Moseley at New-port News; G. E. Ander?
son and Miss Mamie Shelton at Chatham;
W. O. Clarke and Miss Jessie Christy at
Huntington, W. Va.; A. Ls Fllnpo and
Miss Ell2ubeth Waring ln Caroline; W.
It. Miles and ill ss Julia Daniel at Moy
ton, N. C; E. F. Fisher ami Miss A. J.
Damerson at Heathsvllle; C. H. Tlcer
nnd Miss Florilla Daniels ln Alexandria.
Deaths-John T. Mlnson at El Paso,
Tex.; George W. Denby at Norfolk; Mrs.
Mary Talley at Trenton Mills: W. L.
Pierce in Lancaster; Mrs. D. H. Brown
In Powhatan: Miss Christiana West at
Alexandria; Spotswood Goodloe at Gor?
dons ville.
Watts liquor bill is favorably reported
by a committee of the Legislature and Is
made a special order for Tuesday In the
House-Bill making kissing the Bible un?
necessary Is discussed ln the Senate
Young lady ls drowned in attempting to
cross a stream near Oxford-Young man
found dead In the road In Onslow coun?
ty-:?Freight rate grievances discussed at
Raleigh-litley's escapo is the sensation
at Fayettevllle; story told by a prisoner
in the Jail?Greensboro hopes to form a
six-club Virginia nnd North Carolina
league-Colonel Cuntngham proposes a
farmers' association.
Fierce storm ravages In the mldd'.? VS"?st
und South. Two lives lost in Chicago;
?wires torn down und bridges swr.pt
away.Storm covered a wide area-Every
effort beliig mado by representatives of
the allied Powers ln Washington to pro?
cure an early settlement of the Venezue?
lan dispute without a reference to The
Hague tribunal-Mr. Berekeley Williams,
of this city, tnarrles Miss lluldnh Steel
in Philadelphia-Two firemen killed and
several Injured by falling; walls at a Hud?
son. Muss., lire-Effort to kill appropria?
tion for special mall facilities between
New Y'ork and Now Orleans was not suc?
cessful In tlie I-loiiho yesterday, and the
body adjourned with the move to recon?
sider still pending-Progress of King Ed?
ward said by his physicians to be very
satisfactory-Stock market yesterday
was largely professional; money was easy
at throe to three unii a half tier cent.
Lively passage In Senate between Mr.
Beveridge und Mr. Gallliiger over the ob?
struction tactics being used in favor of
the statehood bill-Former Congressman
Page Morris, of Minnesota, who Is a Vir?
ginian by birth. Is to bo named by Roose?
velt as a Federal Judge-Important
changes '- '
?to :
Rock Island and tlio Union and Southern
Piicltlc?Negro in Pennsylvania, peniten?
tiary brutally murders his companion
while the latter is asleep-Three favor?
ites Win on the Now Orleans track
Boplter Washington will speak ut the
Florida conference of educators, despite
Iho discussion that the Invitation has
caused-Fireman overcome by nitric acid
fumes In Minnesota llro-_-Mudili ? <; Wu
has had her feet LorenzcdPanU she walks
with moie gru en than any high horn
Chlneso woman In the world.
en. ua a n-ciierni judge-Important
Hanges In assignment of commanding
?1S??.-.S ?.? ??? army; General Wood to go
? Phi lupines-Alliance forming between
(By AssoeliiKi.l Press,?)
NEW YORK, February ?!.?About ono
hundred men wero caught to-day In a
raid by tlio pollco on an ullegod gambling
house and pool room In West Forty-first
Street, The escape of the occupants was
out off by n strong cordon of police,
while tho Iron-plated front door wa? bat?
tered down, Jon Williams, the alleged
keeper of the house, nnd four men said
to^ bo employed as dealers and door?
keeper, wero arrested, the, rost being el
lowed to depart.
The End Yesterday of a
Remarkable Career.
Accumulated a Large Fortune
by His Enterprise.
An Incident Showing His Business Acu?
men?His Connection with Manage?
ment of Exchange and Ballard
Hotels-Was 76 Years Old
and Until Recently
Quite Vigorous.
The history of Richmond for half a
century is recalled by the death yes?
terday morning of Mr. A. J. Tord, who
throughout his life time, was Identified
with Richmond hotels.
Mr. Ford died at 7:9) o'clock at his
home on Sarah's Creek, near Gloucester
Point, on York River. Ho wag last in
Richmond about Christmas, and then in
feeble health, and having disposed ot
his lease of Ford's Union Hotel he went
to his small farm overlooking York River
to spend the remainder of bis days, In?
formation concerning his last hours are
meagre. The telegram received by the
family said only that ho died before
noon yesterday. About four months ago
ho was stricken while In this city at
tho Ford's Union Hotel with inflamma?
tory rheumatism, which Involved his
heart His death at one time was hour?
ly expected, but ho grew bettor with
good nursing and regained something of
his old-time vigor. It Is thought here
that a similar attack must have come
and carried him off suddenly as nothing
had been heard about his being other
than as well as usual.
The news of his death recalls the face
and figure of this onco wealthy and
prominent Rlchmonder to the recollec?
tions of older citizens. With his erect,
-well-knit and well-preserved body, keen
blue-gray eyes, clean shaven face, re?
lieved at times by a small mustache,
thin hair, slightly turning gray, he passes
in review. Inseparable from the times
and the history of Richmond during that
period bounded by his life which was
a marvel In what he accomplished and
what of material prosperity he enjoyed.
Mr. Ford was In his seventy-sixth year.
He hardly looked moro than sixty or
sixty-five at the outside. He was born
In Chesterfield county, May 28. 1?27.
When quite a young man no came to
Richmond and engaged In the wholesale
grocery business. He did not remain
very long thus employed, but leased tho
old American Hotel which stood where
the Lexington Is to-day. While he was
conducting: the American It was totally
destroyed by fire and Mr. Ford at once
became associated with Colonel J. L.
Carrington in the management of the Ex?
change and Ballard Hotels. During the
war and for several years after he ran
a restaurant In the city. This was dur?
ing the hard times of reconstruction days.
But he saw prosperity and business pro?
gress ahead for the city and determined
to "take the tide at Its flood."
And here begins an episode which
abounds in Interest. Without a dollar
In the world he. set out to purchase the
(Continued on Second Page.)
Negro In Penitentiary Mur?
ders His Cell Companion
(?Special to Tho Tltnes.Dispntcli.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA., February 4?
James Pratt, a negro convict, of Chester,
Pa., serving a sentence of twenty years
for burglary, robbery and assault and
batten' with attempt to kill, was slain
to-day In tho eastern penitentiary by
his cell-mate, Cornelias Bush, also a ne?
gro, who had been serving a sentence of
two years for assault and battery on his
stepfather. .
Bush, who Is ? Philadelphia!!, attached
Pratt with a stool, beating him Into un?
consciousness, whllo ho Hlept. While his
victim still breathed Bush cut off Tratt's
head with a rude saw made from an or?
dinary prison table knife.
' The murdor was dlscovored by Overseer
Smith, -who, peering Into the ceV, no?
ticed Prntt's absence,
"Where's your cell-mate?" he asked.
"Oil," \vas Bush's calm reply, "ho
won't bother you any more."
Smith became suspicious?. He sum?
moned another overseer, arid tho two
uilering tho cell found the headless
corpse weltering In blood, wrapped up in
bed-clot hing,
As they wore removing Bush to another
coll ho mudo a motion as though to tako
with him what appeared to bo a bundle
of soiled clothing, When the bundle -was
opened It .was fotuid to contain Pratt'e
head. The murdered man was twenty
seven years old anil his slayer Is only
(B|>i?clfil to The Tlrjies-nispntcti.)
BAN FRANCISCO, CAL., Pehruary 4.
Mudamo Wu, wife of tho Chinese min?
ister, has had lier feet "Loronzetl" Into
a shape approximating as nearly _s
possible those of the American women,
anil when she ascended the gang plank
of the? steamer which Tva?7 to take her
back to her nativo land she walked
with run rb?c and grace such as never
before distinguished tbo pedestrian move?
ments of any high-horn dame of China.
Her feet are an inch longer than when
she came to this country six years ago,
and toas and heels are planted fairly upon
the sole, of her Amorlcan-mado shoe.
Her radical, almost revolutlouary ac?
tion -will causo a scandal in tho Chinese
court, ana it Is not Improbable that she
will Incur the emnlty of the Dowager
Empress, who hates Intensely Rll things
American. '
(By Assoclntod Pr?_i.)
HAVANA', Feb. 4.?A cablegram has
been published hero to the effect that
the Cuban flag which was placed over
the Hotel de la Pals by the Cuban min?
ister has been taken down by order of
the Spanish authorities.
The House of Representatives has
passe*! a resolution asking President
Palma to ascertain the facts regarding
this alleged Incident. The Senate Com?
mittee has drafted a resolution In favor
of tho ratification of the Cuban commer?
cial treaty with tho United States.
Counsel for Miners Severe In
Counsel For Operators Admitted That
Figures Be Presented as to Earn?
ings?Contract Miners Did Not
Consider Pay to Helpers.
(By Associated Press.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA., February 4.
Several Interesting events occurred at the
session of tho strike commission to-day.
The morning session was enlivened.by the
cross-examination of Mr. Newcomb, a
statistician for the Reading Company, by
Counsel Darrow, for tho miners, when
spirited passages between tho lawyer and
witness occurred. Several times Chairman
Gray felt Impelled to Interfere on behalf
of the witness, admonishing counsel to be
less severe in his criticism, of Mr. New
comb's statements.
Later In the day Mr. Darrow expressed
his regrets to the commission for somo
of his remarks.
In the afternoon counsel for the opera?
tors contended that the other side was
endavorlng to break its agreement with
tlie operators regarding the basis of per?
centage In arriving at a definite conclu?
sion as to the earnings of contract min?
ers. Numerous witnesses havo testified
thar the operators' statements presented
to tho commission show only the gross
earnings of the contract miners and fall
to account for tho division of the money
with tho helpers.
Ce?unsel for the operators admitted that
the books accounted for the wages paid
to the contract miners only, as the help?
ers were paid by the miners. This fact
having previously been stated to the coin
mii-sion und an agreement having been
reached by both sides as to the manner
of making deductions In order to learn
as near as possible the actual earnings
of tho miners, the operators' counsel
characterized as farcical tho calling of so
many witnesses to attack the company's
Dr. Charles D. Neal, assistant recorder
of the commission, was asked by Chair?
man Gray to state tho agreement, and at
the conclusion of Dr. Neat's statement
the chairman said the parties to tho con?
troversies could not make agreement*
which would necessarily be acceptable to
the , commission, although the effort was
Clearly facilitating the Investigation.
Tho miners expect to conclude their evi?
dence in rebuttal to-morrow.
(By Associated Pree?.)
LONDON, Fob, 4.?The report received
hore yesterday from Bayhead that a largo
vessel wrecked off Deborgo Reef was ba
lievcd to bo tho French bark Yan Staple
(Captain Kamper), which salleel from
Glasgow Jnnunry 27th, for San Fran?
cisco, Is confirmed.
It Is salii that thirty persons who were
on board tho boat, havo been drowned,
*?? Illy Afisijclntoel Press.)
WASHINGTON, February -l.-Prcsldont
Roosovolt received an invitation to-day
to attend tho unveiling on July 2?d of the
monument to bo erected at Orchard Knob}
on tho Chlokamatiga battlefield, In com?
memoration of the sttpvlces of Maryland'??
soldiers on hoth sides hi the civil war,
He gave no defluito reply to lho iuvl
tntlon, saying thai ho woulel take tlid
matter under consldoratlon.
(Bv Aasiiciiileil ????*.,
LONDON, February 4.?King Edward
is still confined to Ids apartment at
Windsor Castle, but his progress is ner?
icci ly eatlsta ctory, -
Diamond Ring Stolen
from the Coffin.
Ghouls Disturb Grave of Mrs.
Chas, I. Stengle.
Her Husband, the Rev. Chas. I. Stengle,
Well Known in Virginia as Editor of
the Fredericksburg Free Lance.
Was Miss Wilhelmina Roberts
Before Marriage?No Clue
Has Been Discovered.
(Special to The Timea-Dlspatch.)
ONANCOCK. VA.. February l.-Tho
discovery ' was made to-day that the
grave of Mrs. Charlea I. Stengle, in tho
Onancock Cemetery', had been opened,
and that a. valuable diamond ring had
been stolen from her finger. It Is not
known at what time the grave was
robbed. It Is probable, however, that the
deed was dono since Christmas.
Mrs. Stengle died In Onancock six years
ago, and was buried In the cemetery
here. Her husband, the Rev. Charles I.
Stengle, Is well known In Richmond. He
?s now editor of the Free Lance, of Fred
A great eensatlon was created in Onan?
cock when it became known that the
grave of Mrs. Stengle had been robbed.
The grave Is In the Onancock Cemetery,
situated about one mile outsido of town.
Whllo the timo of the robbery Is not
known, It was done during the past
The sunken condition of the grave, the
number of bricks Ioosenad and thrown
a.bout, and the atson';< c the foot stone,
were noticed by sorno visitors of the
cemetery on Sunday, and the relatives
of Mrs. Stengle were notified. Upon
Investigation it was found th;.t the grave
nad been broken Into. First, tho dlrst
had been removed, and then the foot
stone taken away. The case and casket
had been broken open near tho head of
the grave. The body was found In the
casket, but a valuable ring was miss?
No other motive for the deed can he
advanced, except the robbery of the
ring. "When Mrs. Stengle was burled her
engagement ring, a valuable diamond
ring, was placed on her finger. "When
the body was exhumed to-day the ring
was missing. The body had been burled
for over six years, and astonishment is
expressed at tho fact that the robbers
should have waited these many years.
The fact that the diamond ring had been
put on Mrs. Stengle's finger was known
to only a few friends and relatives.
Mrs. Stengle was the first wife of the
Rev. Charles I. Stengle, and was before
her marriage Miss WUhclmlna Roberts.
Mr. Stengle Is now editor of tho Free
Lance, Frederlcksburg. Va. Ho was for
a number of years editor of the East?
ern Shore Virginian, then published at
Onancock. He has also heen chaplain
of the House of Delegates, but Is especial?
ly well known because of his relation to
a famous libel suit in-Richmond about
two years ago.
Mr. Stenglo was to-day wired In regard
to tho robbery of the grave, and a reply
was received offering a reward for the
capture of the thief or thloves.
(Special to The TImes-Dlspateh )
NEW YORK, Feb. 4.?A well-dressed
man and woman, who refused to give
.The Summer Weather of the
Past Few Days Gives
Place to Winter,
"Wintry weather will again put Rich?
mond under cover to-day and will rob the
people of tho snare nucl delusion of tho
past few days, which havo served to pro?
voke the belief that tlio good old Rummer
'timo had come again. Before tbo sun
f?ela It will probably bo down to freezing
point?a drop of some twenty degrees or
Early in tho afternoon yesterday tho
change In tho atmospheric conditions, be?
came apparent. The skies begun to clear
and tho wind to blow, and tho sultry -'Ur
to movo off In another direction. Then
the wind grew higher nnd u small-sized
Hiorm developed. Telegraph wires wero
badly tangled up nnd considerable confu?
sion resullod. By nightfall tho drop In
tho temperature was marked.
Yesterday morning at 8 o'clock tho ther?
mometer In Klclinmnel registered over fifty
elog?eos. To-day It ?111 probably descend
to tho freezing point, No snow Jb ?x
pneted, howovt-r. The cold wave comes
ii cm tho Northwest, where at one piuco
yesterday It wn.s twenty-two degrees be?
low zero.
For a few moments yesterday morning
early there was one of tho fiercest rain?
storms riloliniond has o.Vpv oiiporlciu'cd.
In tho short space of Ilvo minutes about
a quarter of an I'icll of -rain fell?an
onorniotu? amount. A heavy rainfall wus
reported from Lyii'liburg also, but no se?
rious disturbance of tho river Is feared.
The wind last night affected tho tele?
graph wires considerably, and for ? timo
"?VJo operators experienced much trouble.
their names, cnlled at tho day nursery
?it No. 714 Wood Street yesterday and
claimed as their children the little boy
and girl, supposed to havo been tho rft
sprlng of Mr. and Mrs. George Dagor.
left thero last Thursday. They salti
that the children had been placid in
the euro of a friend nnd thoy were great?
ly surprised when they learned that they
had been placed In tlio nursery.
fS|>ecUl to The Tlmiw-Ttlnpiitch,)
SAVANNAH, N. Y., Fob. 4.?Though
but twenty-tlireo ycn.ra old, Frank Mo
tn-sh, a Now York Central secrtlon hand,
who came to this country eight years
ago, believes ho has, solved tlio prob?
lem of coaling ships at sea.
Ho says ho has been offered $400,000
for his patent, but Is holding off to
await tho result of export Investigation
by Navy Department omerale.
His device Is a system of clamps t??
hold the collier and receiving vessel to?
gether. An n*Jtomatlo elevator raised
meohanleally on tho collier lets th? coal
gravitate Into the other vessel. The
machinery takes up small room. The
youth haa studied tho problem for flvo
Mr. J"ohn Bowers Is critically til at his
residence, No. 907 Floyd Avenue. His
physicians have given up all hope of
his recovery, and his death Is a matter
of only a few days.
Mr. Bowers Is seventy-six years old
and has been a resident of Richmond
ilfty-sljc years. For many years and
until 1RD9 he was the head of the firm of
John Bowors & Company, which con?
ducted the largest contracting plumbing
and houseftirnlshing house south of Phil?
Committee Rejects the Cabell
Child Labor Measure.
Labor Commissioner Says Working
People Desire the Latter?Success?
ful Measure to Become Effec?
tive on January I, I904-.
The Senate Committee on General
Laws, after another long session last
night, rejected the Cabell child labor
bill, and decided to report It adversely,
and to recommend tho passage of the'
Lyle bill, to become effective on January
1, 1901., The feature of the session was
the testimony of Labor Commissioner
James B. Doherty, who In effect, en?
dorsed the Cabell bill, and declared that
he believed Its passage was greatly de?
sired by the labor people of the State.
Mr. Doherty ivas asked a great many
questions By Judge John T>. Horsley,
counsel for ' Lynchburg cotton mills;
Senator Lyle and many members of the
committee. When ho had concluded h'e
testimony Judge Horsley spoke briefly
against the bill, and offered some pic?
tures of the operations of his works In
evidence. Colonel Cabell closed? with an
eloquent appeal for the measure, which
lies so close to his heart, and which has
already passed the .House by a large
majority. The committee then took the
matter up in executive session with the
result given above.
The Lyle bill provides flat-footedly
against the employment of children of
under twelvo years of age In factories
and stops there. Tho measure Is not
considered ln the nature of tho relief
sought by the labor people. Inasmuch as
there are now but four factories In the
Stato that employ children so young aa
twelvo years of age, because tho insur?
ance companies do not seek the risks In
such factories.
The Cabell measure provides that no
child under twelve years shall be em?
ployed In any factory, etc., and that
beforo children under fourteen shall be
so employed they shall obtain certifi?
cates from a Judgo, school superintend?
ent or trustee or the Board of Super?
visors setting forth that tholr services
are needed In supporting their families.
The action of tho committee wns no
surprise, as It had been pretty ?well dis?
counted ln the public presa
Colonel Cabell and tho labor people,
however, are very much disappointed at
tho result.
(Special to "flie 'riineB-Plnpatch.)
KNOXVILLB*. TRNN., February l.-Ry
throwing himself from a train traveling
at thlrty-fivo miles an hour to-day. Henry
Giles, who Is wanted for tho murder of
William Golii, of ?tonega. Va, escaped
Virginia officials who had him In custody.
Tho escapo occurred at Mlddlesboro. aud
beforo tho train could be stopped ho had
gotten away. His wife, who Is also
wonted for complicity; escaped In the
excitement, though she Is quito 111.
The cloak room of tho Bijou Is a
storehouse of article of various value
left by patrons of that theatre in tholr
Boats. A hnndsomo fur collarette.n muff,
numorous handkerchiefs and gloves and
no less thnn five pocket hook? await
Manager McKcn Is anxious to unload
this drift material to thoso people who
nro able to provo property.
It Is quite likely Unit this will be ?
month of very ?ood business with the
Castoni House. Imports ore nelng received
In snub man nei* ns to lid?ente tljat the
Richmond merchants are preparing for a
big eprlng trade,
Wind, Rain and Snow in
Middle West and South.
Two Lives Lost and Numerous
Accidents in Chicago.
City Cut OfF from Telegraphic Com?
munication with the World for
Hours?Bridges Swept Away by
Floods in Kentucky, Ten?
nessee and Mississippi.
in the Storm Belt.
(By Associated rress.)
CHICAGO, ILL-, February 4.?Chicago
was the scene yesterday and to-day of
the worst blizzard for many years. All
wlies wero down, except those of the
Chicago-Milwaukee route, whlclr wero ttfT^
workable. Chicago for hours this mentine
was cut oft from news of the outside
?world. Nearly a foot of snow fell. Rain
and sleet, accompanied by a high wind,
accomplished 'the havoc. Street car
traffic Is demolished, and trains aro many
hours late.
Two lives were lost and numerous ac?
cidents have been reported.
(By Associateci PreaO
KNOXV-LLE, TENN., February 4_A
Iteaivy rain and wind storm prevailed
hero last night, lasting until early this
morning. The velocity of the wind reach?
ed sixty miles An hour, the highest since
the local Woathor Bureau was establlsji
ed. Extensivo damage was caused to
electric wlros, and for several hours thl*
city was cut off entirely from tolograp?i
and telephone communication with th?
outside world. Many local light, power,
and telephone linos were affected. The
Tennessee River was four feet above
low water mark this morning.
Reports from flood warning stations on
streams above here- indicate a rainfall ot
one Inch throughout upper East Tennes?
see yesterday and last night, This, the
Weather Bureau thinks, will cause ?
rise of sai'eral additional feet In the Ten?
nessee River here, though no feerious
flood is anticipated.
Yesterday and last night's rainfall was
.64 Inches.
(By Assoditeli Preis.)
Tho storm which has prevailed through?
out this section for tho past two or three
days, reached a climax last night, when
the rain fell'In torrents, the wind reach?
ing almost cyclonic velocity.
Telegraphic and telephone wires are
badly demoralized. The rainfall for the
few hours during tho deluge was .88 of
(Continued on Second Page.)
Firemen Meet Death By In?
haling Fumes of Nitric Acid
at Milwaukee Fire. I
CBy Associated Press.)
MILWAUKEE, AVIS.. February 4.?
Four tlrcmen ave dead and two others aro
said to be seriously III from Inhaling tho
fumes of nitric acid whllo fighting a fire
at, tho plant of tbo Schwab Stamp and
Seal Company last night. The vlotlms of
tho disaster were not overcome for many
hours after tho Are, when ono by ono
they succumbed. A completo list of the
dead and seriously Injured Is as follows:
ANDREW "WHITE, captain of Truck
No. I,
EDWARD IIOGAN, plpoman of Engine
Company No, L
THOMAS DR?NEY, plpenian of Engine
Company No, J.
Seriously Injured: Danlol McCarthy,
truckman of Engine Company No. 1,;
Thomas Lancaster, captain of Truck No.
Tho following will probably recover:
W, Mllloy, George Hiinraliaii, William
Kennedy, .loba U?aban, Joseph Nuwash.
Ocotgo Byan. all truckmen, and Jack J.
Iltnuesy, nontenant.
Assistant Chlof Clancy's condition is
critical, and th? physicians who aro
watching over him cannot, tell what bla
chances arc. Captain Lancaster is dying,
and Truckmen Milhiy and William Ken?
nedy are seriously ill. Tlio men became HI
to-doy and rapidly Brow worse. Doctors
worked over them, but Captain Lancaster
appeared to l>? dying, and a priest was
sont l'or and th? last rites of the Cat hallo
Church administered, It was hoped that
Mllloy and Kennedy could be pulled
Decree Entered in Court
in Albemarle.
The Subject of Alimony Not
At the Beginning of the Proceedings
Desertion the Only Ground Upon
Which Mrs. Shaw's Attorney
Relied for the Securing of ?
the Divorce?She and
? Mother Go to Europe.
(By Associated PreaM
CTfA*RLOTT_S VILLE, VA.. Fehruarjl
i.?In the Circuit Court of Albemarle
county to-day. Judgo Danled A. Grlmsley.
of Culpeper,' presiding, final divorce was
granted to M>s. Nannie Langhorne Shaw,
the third of the Langhorne sisters, from
her husband, Robert Gould Shaw, second,
the young Boston multl-mlllonaire, te
whom she was married on the 27th day
of October, 1S?7.
The secrecy; which attended the pro' '
ceedinge In the earlier stages of the Shaw i
divorce suit continued until the d?cret
was entered to-day. At a moment when
there was no one In the courthouse exi
cept the '-court officials and Mr. Dante1.
Harmon, representing Airs. Shaw, thv
plaintiff, the matter was submitted, the
evidence adduced and the decree ot di?
vorce awarded. Mr. Robert G, HerrlcX,:
attorney for Robert G. Shaw, was not
present, nor was Mra. Shaw, for that
matter, for on last Wednesday, accottii?
panted by her mother, Mrs Chis?roll D.
Langhorne, and her younge?t Sister, Misa,
Nora, Langhorne, she sailed-?way from?
America, and was probably .In Europe
when the decree was entered, ? *?',
At the beginning of the proceedings the**
stngle allegation upon which Mrs. Shaw's
attorney relied was -desertion, and this
remained the only contention until w
conference which was_helfl Ih Now/ York
at tho Waldorf-Astoria-, during the last
days. of. January, between the legal rep?
resentatives of both families. After that
the more serious charge named in the',
decree was substituted for desertion, y
All circumstances point to complete "'
willingness on. the part of both parties'
to separation. Mr, Shaw went to Europe'
"to make things easy." it Is said, and t
now it Is believed that a decree would
hn're been entered at an earlier date, but '
for some lack of agreement as to alimony.
No evidence of a demand for alimony Is
to be found In tho papers In the case, and
If one was made and finally acceded to,
It was In the nature of a private an
rangement or adjustment outside of court
Mr. Daniel Harmon, Mrs. Shaw's ab
torney. refuses to say whether there wai ?
The following Is the decree entered:
"Nancy Langhorne Shaw, plilr.tlfC, ???'
Robert Gould Shaw, second, aotoxidnvf/
Circuit Court Cor Albemarle county, Va.'V
February term, 1903.
"The plaintiff having Sled her bill at
rules, and tho defendant having appeared
nt rules and filed his answer, this causi ?
which has been regularly matured a{ '
rules and set for hearing came on th!?.
day to be heard on the plaintiff's bill, and1?
upon the answer of the defendant, with
general reppllcatlon to said answer, ani
upon the ovldence of witnesses regularly
taken after duo notice and upon the ad- .
mission of counsel In regard to proper
custody of the child of the plaintiff and
fefendant, and was argued by counsel,
"Upon consideration whereof it ls ad?
judged, ordered nnd decreed that In pur?
suance of tho statuto ln such case made
and provided, this court has Jurlslctlon ?
of this cause, and It appears from the
evidence Independently of tha admissions
of either party in the pleadings or other?
wise, that the defendant, Robert Goulu
Shaw, second, has been guilty of adultery.
It Is adjudga, ordered and decreed that
the said Nancy Langhorne Shaw be, and.
she Is hereby granted an absolute di?
vorce from tho bond of matrimony from
the said Robert Gould Shaw, second, and
tho marriage heretofore existing between ,
the plaintiff nnd tho defendant be. and
the sanio Is hereby, dissolved.
OA-ttB OF THE ar-iiL?.
"And It appearing from the ovldenc?
that tlio defendant, Robert Gould Shaw
second, ought not to have tlio enro am.
custody and maintenance of Robert Goni?
Shaw, third, tho Infant child of the par?
ties. It Is adjudged, ordered and decreed
that, tho said child shall remain with Kh
mother, Nancjl Langhorne 'Shaw, the
plaintiff, und sho ubali lumre the cure,
custody and maintenance of the said
child, but sho ls to permit iho said child
to visit the families of Its grandfather,
Mr. Qtilney A. Shaw, and of Its aunts,
Mrs, Harry P. McKean and Mrs. Law?
rence C, Fenne, nt reasonable times and
places to' be selected by her, the said
plaintiff, but not In any way to Interfere
with his education or her plans of resi?
dence &r travel,
"And II is further adjudged, ordered
and decreed, that the said Robert Gould
Shaw, second, be, and Is hereby, enjolnee
and restrained irom Interfering in any
way with the said plaintiff, or with the
full and complete operation nnd effect ot
this decree.
"And It Is further adjudged, ordered
and decreed Unit th<? plaintiff do recover
of the defendant her costs by her In this
l>*half expended.
"And the object of this ault belnrr t&
compllshed, It Is ordered.to be etrlcksk
from tho docket of the cou*T~

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