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RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1008. PRICE TWO CENTS. SUMMARY QF DAY'S NEWS I - THE WEATHER. ' WASHINGTON, May 2?.?fcOr?cast for [Wednesday1 and Thursday: Virginia ? Showers Wednesday nnd Thursday1: slowly rising temperature; ?fresh southeast to south winds. North Carolina?Showers Wednesday nnd probably Thursday; fresh east to ?southeast winds, The wcntti?r In Richmond yesterday was cool and cloudy, with mist of rain fall? ing. At midnight the skies were over fast. STATE OK THE THERMOMETER. !' ? M. 63 12 M. . 65 a p. ?.,?,. m t. P. M. fil H I*. M. 62 T? midnight. 6i Average for 21 hours.63 5-0 Precipitation during past 21 hours.. .. 17 MINIATURE" ALMANAC. May 27, 1903. Fun rises.4:"t | HIGH TIDB Hun ?ets.7:20 | Morning.4:45 Moon rises....8:0? I Evening.6:15 RICHMOND. Wreck on Chesapeake nnd Ohio road near Charl?ltcsvllie, In which onglnomah ???,? fireman, both of Richmond, arc killed ?-Board of Aldermen decide to investi? gato reports of rottenness In municipal circles?King case begun yesterday and .four Jurors rib tu I nod-Young Pulton bridegroom gives young man threshing .Who mndn flippant remarks to his bride Aged man die? while guests Invited to the celeballon of the rifty-flfth anniversary or bis wedding aro assembling-Definito movements started for uplift of negro In Richmond and the establishment of In? dustrial plants where they will lie cm rdoyod exclusively-Milk law discussed n Board of Alderman-R?signation of Sir. James R. Gordon accepted-Return of Confederalo veterans and Howitzers from New Orleans-Next move by tbe passenger nnd Power Company not yet made-Manchester now a city of first class, having population of more than ten thousand?Assembly adopts ordinance ?giving Kell Telephone Company franchise ?-will eodlfv ordinances of Manchester -President Francis, of St. Louis Bx posltlon, writes to General Lee. promis? ing assistance In working up Jamestown Uxposltlon. VIRGINIA. Engineer Hull, of the Chesapeake and Ohio, gives his own life to save that o? o. boy; emergency brakes spread tho rails end his engine tumbles down a high bank; fireman also killed-A great crowd ns heuib].:h Jn Petersburg to, hear Evangelist George R. Stuart; forty conversions Store burned by lightning in Sussex coun? ty-Mrs. B. Abonethy run over by hus? band';! horses at Peanut, Va., and at last account was still unconscious-Lieu? tenant .Mr-Coach, after being In Rich? mond, returns to Port Monroe, to stand trini by ? court-martial-Timekeeper missing from Newport News ship-yard af? ter defrauding the company-Berkley nnd Washington districts, Norfolk coun? ty, g? Wet-Judge Macks tono decides applicant for liquor license must get sig? natures of majority of voters-Good Ronds" Association In Chesterfield co? op-rates with supervisors to Improve roads-Hail fell by wagon loads in Pow hatan-A large barn near Washington, ?'?., burned by nn Incendiary-Prepar? ing for a big festival on Cblncoteague Is? land D?coration Day?No fence law de? feated In election In Accomac-Newport News and the county desire to combino Kennturlnl and legislative primaries Bishop Randolph consecrates a church In Ronnoke?Safe robber at Cllffton Porge arrested In Lynchburg-A merchant fined $4(0 at Covlngton under tbe Mann law for selling beer-Negro electrocuted hy wire rigging on a schooner-Chesa? peake and Ohio Increases pay of Its ma? rine engineers-Thomas ?>?? Lawson takes great cargo from Norfolk-The ? ?Seaboard Air Lino repairing damage by ? the fire nt Porthmouth. NORTH CAROLINA. State Board of Agriculture reports in? crease of ?S.fAO In tax on fertilizers; food adulterations decrease ono hundred per cent-Howard for train wreckers by Atlantic Coast Line-Dim City bunk chartered with $25,000 capital-A man bringH bucket full of hall stones to Wln Hton-Snlom ns big as hen eggs-Two residences burned at Spencer-A new bank building let to contract at Greens? boro--\\ ilcox appeals his case to tlio Supreme Court and it is taken under advisement: claim that Nell Cropsey may havo committed suicide-An engineer hurt In collision near Charlotte, dies of his injuries. GENERAL. Senator Hanna, nt the President's re 3uest. withdraws opposition to latter'? en orseme.-it by tho Oblo State Convention, thus Insuring the renomination of both Tbe Reliance, under conditions that were Ideal for a fair contest of their Quali? ties, defeats the Constitution by small margin and distances the old cup de? fender. Columbia-.More tornadoes in the west destroy property nnd kill people Ryan tells whole story of tho bribery of Assistant Attorney Miller-Dick Wells won tho handicap at Latonla Cotton ninrket was without tho wild ex? citement attendant upon it for tho past two weeks, but speculation was active nevertheless-Stock market closed firm with prices on a higher level-Weekly crap bulletin issued by tho Weather Bu? reau reports boiler outlook for cotton, though mop Is late-Blues sulked In the stretch at Morris Park and lnjuctlon nnd Glrdlo passed him and finished in the order named-Secret service officials to jmiko an Investigation of alleged peonage In the South-Hon. II. St. George Tucker elected dean of tlio law school at the Co? lumbian University In Washington-Jo? seph Becker, a radical socialist, Is In Jail in Walla Walla on suspicion of having Intended killing President Roosevelt your men killed and others badly burned by an explosion of gas in mines near Federal, In Pennsylvania-Russian po? lice commissioners ordered to Inquire Into legal status of Jews and to expel all who have no legal right of residence ???-?-;-"" WILL FORCEFULLY EXPEL THE JEWS (Dy Asuocluted Treue.) ?T. PETERSBURG, May '?6.?Tho chief Of police of Kioff bus ordered tho police commissaries within his jurisdiction to Institute a fresh inquiry into the legal etatus of the Jews, nnd to forcefully ex jpel thoso who have no legal right of res? idence and who refuso to leave. The Russian laws do not permit of suits agninst tho Stato for damage done by a moli, hut the government can consent to the prosecution of negligent ofllclals. The incriminated ofllclals have no properly, end the purpose is not to obtain pecuniary recompense, but It Ih hoped the moral ef? fect of tho prosecution will prevent a repetition of tho massacres. I? ENGINEER IS HURT DIES FROM HIS INJURIES (Special to The Times-Dispatch,) OHARLOTTIO. N, C. May ??.-Engin? eer A. G. CUT, wlio w?"s so badly injured in a collision on the Southern Railway, twelvo miles south of Charlotte, this morning, died at the Presbyterian Hos? pital, In this city, this afternoon at 5 o'clock. )."lutli legs were amputated lu the hope ?*J>1 hbi Ule might Im ?avviti. RELIANCE FINISHED IN FRONT But Constitution Gave Her a Sharp Race. THE COLUMBIA WAS DISTANCED Old Cup Defender Outclassed by Both the Others. THE WIND FAVORED NONE OF THE BOATS Conditions Were Ideal for a Fair Test of the Three Boats, and Though Reliance Won Fairly the Con? stitution Showed Herself a Factor in the Contest, (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Slay 2f!.?In a gamely con? tested race, the Reliance again to-day Hd the way across the finish line, wln nlnc her second victory over tho Colum? bia and her first over the Constitution. Two minutes nnd fifty-ono seconds later tho Constitution finished, and the crew of the new boot gaver her such a cheer ns she deserved. Tho Constitution hud sailed a plucky race, and had 'a right to share In the honors. From start to fin-' Ish ?he had fought out every mile over tho thirty mile course, and on two of U3 legs bad outsailed the new boat, ? per? formance which restores her prestige Im? periled in her disappointing showing In tho drifting match last Saturday, and makes her a factor to be reckoned with In the selection of a cup defender. The Columbia was for the day out? classed. From the very start sho was nover for a moment In the race. While the Reliance and Constitution wero hav? ing it out between themselves all the way around the course, the former cup defender was dragging along miles astern of them, and when the Reliance sailed across the finish line the Colum? bia was more than two miles almost dead to leeward. The Reliance beat her by fifteen minutes and ?l?ly-??? seconds, actual sailing time. CONDITIONS WERE IDEAL. Th wind held through to twelve knots during the race, and favored none of t.hi racers. Tho conditions wero ideal for a fair test of the three boats. Tho start was almost perfect. Re? liance and Columbia went across the Une side by side, with Constitution trailing by nearly half a minute, but windward. Flvo minutes after the start the Con? stitution was moro than a length astern nnd the splendid battle between them wns on. " Tho Columbia began slowly to drop behind. All tho boats were going better than a twelve knot clip. Steadily, but very slowly, till the first turn the Reliance lengthened her lead, and when the boats turned the first mark tho Reliance had beaten the Columbia by more than two minutes In sailing six miles In twenty-eight minutes and nine? teen seconds, but had gained only thirty seconds on the Constitution. At the next turn Rcllnnce had gained twenty-two sec? onds on the Constitution and nearly eight minutes on the Columbia. The Reliance leading by hundreds of yards nnd stead? ily gaining, tho two lenders laid a course close hauled that fetched them almost to tho third turn, where the starting lino had been. CODUSIBIA DISTANCED. The Reliance fotchod 100 yards to lee? ward of the mark, went by It and squeezed through between It and a long tow of barges. Before the Constitution reached the mark tho barges had fouled It and Bhe was compelled to snll around the tow. She lost a little by It. On the fourth length the racers had the wind a point freer nnd with sheets a bit started and leuders peeled over, they stretched away for tho six mile run. Rellanen negotiated that leg in 28 minutes nnd 66 seconds, but the Con? stitution had gained nearly half a min? ute on hPi?. Columbia, more than 13 minutes behind the Reliance, was fairly distanced. Tho wind had dropped a hit when tho loaders broke out their ballonnera and began to'run to tho last turn. During that leg tlio Constitution ngaln closed un some of the long gaps between her and tho Reliance, hut still was ? minute and 18 seconds behind tho leader. By a bit of sharp luffing, Captain Barr pinched the Reliance across tho lino, while tbo Constitution was nearly half a mile to leeward of It. The official time was given out as fol? lows: Elapsod Start. Finish, time. Reliance .12:16:00 8:12:11 2:57:11 Constitution .12:16:80 3:16:02 2:69:32 Columbia.12:10:00 B:2S:02 3:13:02 STARBUCK GAVE A NOISY WELCOME (By Associated Press.) WADDACR, IDAHO, Slay 2o.-Fresl dent Roosevelt's rest was disturbed by a noisy demonstration at Starbuck when, early this morning, his tri-ln pulled into trot place. The President and all the members of his party had retired, but they wore awakened by the discharge of firearms, the blowing of horns and the shouting of people. The? Secrot Ser? vice officer on duty did all ho could to. stop the racket, but the people refused to be nutet, even going ta the length of knocking on tho windows of the cars. The demonstration was kept up until tho train left. Tho President did nut show himself, S?Tf AGAINST NUMBER OF INSURANCE COS. (Bv Aseoclnti'il I'rcsB.I AUSTIN, TEX., Slay 26.--Attorney General Bell to-day tiled a suit In be? half of the State of Texas In the District Court against ?lfty-nlne foreign Insurance companies for forfeiture of their permit to do business In Texas and against one State company for a foreflture of Its charter and appointment of a reeoker to wind i up its affairs. Tho grounds tor these suits aro tli.it the com? panies entered luto un agreement to (ix ana niuiu.ii.iiu rates gi lirg insurajj?e. lu. the city o? Austin in violation of tho anti? trust act, passed at. tho recent session of the legislature, which act prohibits the combination of capitili, In addition to tho future of the permits of the foreign companies to do business In Texns nnd the concellatlon of the charter of tho companies, penal? ties aggregating t2,S00 from each company aro nued for, tho dally penalty being $60 per day for each company. WASHINGTON DISTRICT AND BERKLEY GO WET (Special to The Times-Dispatch.) NORFODK. VA., May 26.?Washington district of Norfolk county, after a hot contest on tlio liquor cuesti?n. In which tho preachers and tho Anti-Saloon League took a very nctlvo part, wont wet to? day by a majority of 123 votes. This dis? trict Includes the town of Berkley. The victory Is a decided ono for the license advocates, who believe the place for con? test was chosen by Anti-Saloon league p s one of tho most favorable to their sentiments in the vicinity and one which there was the greatest chance for them to succeed In. DEATH BROKE UP PARTY Mr. Redford, an Aged Citizen. Expires Very Suddenly. \ MARRIED 55 YEARS AGO And Died on Anniversary of His Wed? ding, When Relatives Had Gathered for a Cel? ebration. But a few minutes before the hour fixed for a family reunion in celebration of the fifty-fifth anniversary of his wedding, Mr. Llaby Redrord, a,well nown citizen of Richmond, suddenly expired Monday eve? ning last at his home, No. 509 West Clay Street. When mortally stricken Mr. Redford was preparing to take a cup of tea his wlfo was bringing him from the other room. As sho approached him Mrs. Red? ford noticed that he appeared to be asleep. No response came to her call, and when upon Investigation she realized that ho was unconscious she at once dropped all arrangements for the celebra? tion and dispatched messengers for phy? sicians. Dr. Blanton and Dr. Winfree came as soon as possible, but before thoy arrived ho was dead. A GREAT SHOCK. The death of Sir. Redford In the midst of the preparations for the festivities comes as a great shock to his many friends throughout the community. At the timo of his death Sir. Redford was In the eighty-first year of his age. Flfty-flvo years ago he was married to Sllss Rebecka Vaughan. After this long and happy union tho loving couple thought to make of the fifty-fifth anniversary a pleasant reminder of tho wedding day so many years ago. The Immediate family and many of the close relatives assembled on Slonday evening and were preparing to begin the little celebration. It was a sad Interruption that quickly transformed the festive room Into a death chamber. Mr. Redford was a man of flne-charao ter, known and beloved In a largo circle of friends. He was a de\'oted husband and father and a devout Christian. Until he Infirmities of old age kept him a\?uy he was a regular attendant upon the Clay Street Methodist Church. He leaves his widow, Sirs. Rebeckah Redford; one daughter. Sirs. John SIcCloy, and one son, Sir. Llsby Redford, Jr. ?He was ono of the oldest employes of the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Po? tomac Railroad, having for more than a half century worked In the coach making shops of that road. He was srlcken with paralysis several years ago, since which time he had not been able to leave th? house. Mr. Redford waa one of the kindest of neighbors, and most charitable of men. He had probably asslstod more pestile than almost any man of his means In tbo city. No one ever applied to him for aid who was turned away, ? If tho as? sistance needed could he rendered. FINED FOUR HUNDRED FOR SELLING BEER (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.i IRVINGTON, VA., May 20.?Carroll Harding, doing a mercantile business here, was oonvlcted of selling beer or ambrosia in this local option dlstrlot and fined four hundred dollars. The Anti-Saloon League of this place prosecuted the case. ENSIGN HAS BEEN DEGRADED Sentenced to Four Years' Im? prisonment for Killing a Private. (By ABi?clntod Proas.) BERDIN, May 26.?The attention of Germany was centered to-day In the public court-martjat of Naval Ensign Hussner, at Kiel, At the conclusion of the trial Hussner was sentenced to four years' and one week's Imprisonment and to degradation, Hussner's replies to the President's questions were strlghtforward. He said that while regretting that his sword strokes killed tho artilleryman, he afllrm ed that ho noted within the servloe In? structions and that he was obliged by honor to compel obedience. "But," said the President, "you eald you never drew your weapon without using It?" ' * "Yes,", replied the prisoner! "it Is so ordered In tho regulations." , "Von wero seen loosening your sword before Hartmann left your side," con? tinued the President. "Yes," tho prisoner answered; "I thought of-." Herr Hussner mentioned tho name of un officer, who, after having boon struok by n private, was obliged, lo, risigli be? cause ho was unable to lopseil bis sword, ?nul the private, ,who wan not identified, l.'Jl UWUJ?, ROOSEVELT WILL BE NOMINEE Senator Hanna With? draws His Opposition. OHIO. IT IS SAID, WILL ENDORSE HIM This Ensures Nomination of National Convention. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT It Was This That Caused the Ohio Senator to Withdraw His Op? position to Endorsement Which He Still Thinks III Advised at This Time. (By Associated Press.) CLEVELAND, O., May 26.?Senator Hanna has decided to offer no further opposition to a proposed resolution in the coming Republican State Convention en? dorsing tho candidacy of President Roose? velt for another term. This action was decided upon late this afternoon. When asked If he had heard from President Roosevelt with reference to the discus? sion concerning his attitude in connec? tion with the resolution Senator Hanna made' the following statement: ' "1 am In receipt of a telegram from President Roosevelt, which indicates to mo. his desire to have the endorsement of the Ohio Republican State Conven? tion of his administration and candidacy. In view of this. I shall not oppose such action by the convention, and I havo telegraphed the President to that ef? fect." . Senator Hanna positively declined to further discuss tho subject, insisting that tho brief statement above quoted fully covered the situation. It Is the general blelof, however, among these close to tho Senator that ho stili douhts the advisability of the adoption of resolution endorsing President Roose? velt's candidacy by this year's conven? tion. But It Is .pointed out that in view of tho President's Judgment and express? ed -wishes. Mr. Hanna demonstrates that his original position in tlio matter was at no time prompted by personal antag? onism to President Roosevolt. CONVENTION WILL J3E HARMONIOUS WASHINGTON*, D. C, May 26.?When the dispatch announcing that Senator Hanna would not oppose an endorsement of President Roosevelt at the coming Ohio State Convention was shown to Senator Foraker to-night, he dictated tho follow? ing statement: "I am very much gratified to learn that Senator Hanna hns withdrawn his oppo? sition to the endorsement of president Roosevelfs candidacy In 1904. Not on any personal Interest In the matter, but solely because I think endorsement good for Senator Hanna and the party, as well as for President Roosevelt, who has well earned a second term by tho splen? did administration ho has given us. The result will bo a harmonious convention ind an enthuslastlo and unanimous en? dorsement for Senator Hanna for another term in tlio Senate." Tho Senator added that the votes of Ohio, added to the States that havo de? clared heretofore for President Roosevelt, gave tho President a mnjorlty of tho votes In the next Republican convention. H. ST. GEORGE TUCKER GOES TO COLUMBIAN WASHINGTON, D. G, May 26.?Hon. Henry St. George Tucker, of Lexington, Va., was to-day elected denn of the school ?of law, Jurisprudence and .diplo? macy of the Columbian University, in this city. YOUNG MAN WHO LOST HIS BEARINGS Insisted on Disrobing and Re? tiring In Murphy's Lobby. A most ludicrous sight was witnessed by the guests and others in the lobby of Murphy's Hotel tho other night, and those who witnessed are etili luughlng over It. A few minutes after 11 o'clock, while Clerk George Yenger was engaged In reg? istering some now arrivals, a well dressed ycung man strolled leisurely In at tho front door and walked behind tho counter nnd proceeded to dlsrobo as though ho were In his room. At first Mr. Venger did not notice the newcomer, but when tho latter dropped one shoo on tho Moor the wily night clerk wheeled about to see what was tho trou? ble To his utter surprise he behold a man half clad nnd proceeding as rapidly as possible to disposo of his remaining garments. Mr. Yonger wns so dumfound ed thnt he adjusted his glasses to seo if ho was not mistnk>n. Then ho removed them and tho picture was still more visi? ble. "What are you doing?" nsked the night cleric. , ? ? "I nm preparing to retire," was the cool reply. . "Where?" interposed tho nstounded questioner. "Right here, In this room to whlc.h you assigned me. I nm registered hero, and you gave mo this room." Hern tho voung Intruder gave his name and Mr. Yeager searched the register In vain, nnd finally persuaded him that he was a llttlo off and had bettor go out mid take somo nlr. It finally developed that the young man was registered fit another hotel and had been given a room on the'ground floor ?cr?neo of his fear of Ilio. Ho had gone out and In his promiscuous meunderlngs l.nrt Slightly hist bis bearings, and Just dropped In where ho thought lie had reg i?Ui-?4, LOCOMOTIVE PLUNGES DOWN ??????G1??? WRECK NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE. CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO LOCAL TRAIN 16 WRECKED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON A MILE AND A HALF EAST OF CHAR? LOTTESVILLE. THE CASUALTIES: KILLED. ENGINEER THOMAS D. HALL, of Richmond; aged fifty-six, married; leaves wife and six daughters. Been on the road for nearly forty years. LEWIS C. SNYDER. of Richmond; fireman; aged twenty-six; married; leaves wife and one child, at 621 North Tenth Street. INJURED. Brakeman Edward F. Taylor, Richmond, painfully bruised, but able to get about. Conductor George W. Taylor, of Richmond, painfully bruised; came home last night. Baggagemaster Joseph W. Smith, Richmond, leg cut and otherwise pain? fully bruised. E. D. Fox, of Richmond, traveling salesman for Stern & Co., leg cut and severely bruised. Cause of wreck, engine derailed by sudden stoppage to avert running over a small boy. Engine plunged down 50-foot embankment; combination-car swung over embankment; second-class coach careened to one side, but not over? turned. Engine total wreck. Track still blocked. AVENGED TffilNSULT Mr. Goodman Threshes a Man In Fulton. . HAD INSULTED HIS WIFE Waited for the Offender Yesterday and Gave Him a Sound Beating?Knock- ? ed Him Down Every Time He Tried to Get Up. Summary and effective punishment waa Inflicted yesterd' afternoon by an an-i. gry husband upon a dapper young man, said to havo been rather free and in? sulting In his remarks' to a young mar? ried woman. Tho husband is Mr. Fred Goodman, of Graham Streot, Fultpn; the other man's name Is unknown. In chastising the al? leged offender Mr. Goodman pounded him the full length of a block, knocked him head over heels at the outset, and then upset him again each time ns tried to arise. When he grew tired of beat? ing the fellow Mr. Goodman went home, and the man made excellent time putting; a good slice of sttcet between him nnd Graham Street, Fulton. It Is unds.'stood that a searoh for him has or will be In? stituted, but up to ./tho present writing; his whereabouts has not been located. Mr. Goodman, who Is employed nt the Richmond Cedar Works, was married about six weeks or two months ago. On Monday afternoon between d and C o'clock or thereabouts, his young wife was standing on tho front porch awaiting his return from work, wh3n a man saun? tered by. Ho wns neatly dressed and seomed to bo In eminently respeotnblo circumstnnces. He m-ido (ionia offensive and Insulting remark to tho woman, and then proceeded on his way. As soon as her husband reached the house Mrs. Goodman detalle! the nffalr to him, nnd as might natvirnllv be sup? posed, he wns not a little angry, lie hit upon a plan for punlshhig the offen? der, and ho carried It out to tho latter. Yesterday afternoon between ? and 0 o'olock or thereabouts, Mrs. Goodman went on the front porch nguln. Mr. Goodman was not nt work this time. He was in tho parlor waiting. The dap? per Individual soon loomel up on the horizon, and ns he camo usar he, It is said, had something more to say to Mrs. Goodman. But this timo an avalanche fell on him, Tho husband emerged from the parlor, and, though it 's said ho waa smaller In build than his opponent, he gave tho man as sound a thrashing as he ever got In his life, or Bounder. From ono end of the uquaro to the other Mr. Goodman beat the follow, r.ivd every time ho would got up he would knock him down ngaln. After a while he left off and wp"' back tu his w.l'fa. Nothing has been seen of tho dapper in? dividual since. FOUR KILLED BY GAS EXPLOSION Miners Met Horrible Death While at Work In the Earth's Bowels. (lly Aisoeliiteil Proa.) PITTSWJBG, l'A., May 26.?Four men wore killed ond two badly burned by an explosion of gas in the mines of the Char tiers Coal ? ml Coleo Company at Federal, a mining town near Bridgovlllo, on the Pittsburg, Chartlors and Youghlogheny Itallroad, to-day, The mino is but slight? ly Injured. Tho dead: W1I-.BIAM NFU>SON, aged forty-two, married; mino boss, residing at Federal. JAMICS NEII-HON, nephew of William Neilson, aged twenty-three years, singlo; roadman, Federal. JACOB ???.??, miner, thirty-four years Of ago, Federal. JOSEPH SMUCK, miner, thirty-five years, Federal. Tho Injured: Joseph G. Ott and Joseph Pulk. ' Sixty men were at work In the mine at the timo of tho explosion, but because the accident occurred lu a portion of tho mino that had not boon used for several days, all escaped oxcept four. Tho explosion is supposed tn havo been caused by gas brought about by a blast In tho "tunnel," whore a dip In the ooa! roadway was being removed. All of the men dlreotly connected .with the work wero victims. The lire resulting from the explosi?n was extinguished after two hours of hard work. The dead miners worn Horribly burlimi, and when they were brought to tho surface the scone was j^thcUo. BACK FROM THE SOUTH The Howitzers and Veterans at Home Once More. A DELIGHTFUL JOURNEa Each and Everyone Enthusiastic at the Reception in the Cities of the South. Excellent Management of the Railroad Appreciated. Thoroughly satisfied with and enthusi? astic over their Southern trip, the veterans of Lee Camp nnd tho Richmond Howit? zers reached the city at 9:10 last night In their palatial Pullman train over the Southern Railway. A detachment of the stay-at-home Howitzers met the travel? ers at the depot and acted as an escort. Thoro has never been a more delightful trip taken by the military or the veterans of this city. They hnd no conception of the boundless extent of the hospitality of tho people of Montgomery, Atlanta, and New Orleans. They spared no pains to mako their guests enjoy themselves, and the stay in each of these cities wns a perfeot round of gayoty. FINTO RAILROAD MEN. Moth worthy of special mention is the attention shown tho party by the rail? road men. Tho Journey of two thousand and ninety miles was made without a single Incident worthy of mention to mar Its pleasure and comfort. Over the South? ern Captain C. W. Westbury, district pns senger ngont, who accompanied the party, had mado tho most thorough arrange? ments. He personally looked after the comfort of each member of the party, and spared no pains to make the journey ? complote success. At Atlanta the train was tnken In charge by Messrs. J. P. Billups, general' passenger agent of tho West Point route, ono of tho youngest nnd most efficient passenger agents in tho country. Ho de? tailed Mr. M. M. Ansloy, traveling freight and passenger agent of the road, to go with tho pnrty to New Orleans. Mr. Ansloy Is ono of tho finest railroad men to bo found. Ho speedily liecmno a favoritd with ovory Vlrginlnn aboard, and his kindness and knowledge of the route mado him Invnliiablo. Prom Montgomery tho run was over tho Iyoulsvlllo and Nashville, Hero again the party was fortunato In falling ":to tho hands of Messrs. J. B. Hoyward and J. O. Hollenbeek, representing this Una. Both nro up-to-dato rallrond mon nnd courteous gentlemen. Mr. lleyward, who was with tho party a considerable por? tion of tho time, was voted one of the most kindly and lovable men encountered on tho trip. All tho rallrond men met wero lino follows and thoroughly under? stood their business. DEPARTURE FROM ATLANTA. Tho Richmond people loft Atlanta at midnight Mondny night, bolng escorted to tho train by tho officers of the Sixth Georgia Regiment, their ladles nnd mem? bers of tho Virginia Socloty, among them President Norwood Mitchell nnd Mr. J. A. Illgglns, a son of Mr. John M. Hlgglns, of this city, who hns resided In Atlanta for eighteen yoars nnd Is now chief cleric In the general passongcr department of the Atlanta and West Point Railway nnd the Western Railway of Alabama. The last social function was an entertainment on the roof garden of tho Ma jostle, which followed ono of tho most elegant spreads nnd roceptjons of the Journey at tlio Piedmont Driving Club. Tho Howitzers innde a decided hit with the Creole belles of Now Orleans and tbe fair maids of Atlanta, which resulted in several Hobsonosauo performances nt the depots in both cltlos. COTTPl.i?: OF ORATOR?. The spokesmen for tho pnrty in the South wnro Adjutant J. Taylor Strntton, for I/ee Camp, and Captain W. M. Myers, for the Howitzers. Eac.ti responded on several occasions, nnd upheld tho repu? tation of the Old Dominion for oratory. Two excellent meals wero enjoyed by the travelers yesterday?breakfast at fiaa tonla nnd mllnnor nt Danvlllo. It had been Intended to take breakfast nt Charlotte, but tho derailment of nn englno nn?! some freight cars was tho only untoward Inci? dent of the trip, nnd that occasioned but llttlo discomfort. The sponsors and maids of honor of the party, Miss Lizzie Myers, for the Howit? zers, nnd Misses Salila Wray and Mary Myers, for Leo Camp, wore tb?i ohjects of constant attention on all hands, na was Miss Miriam Mllihtser. who traveled with the party, accompanied by her Uathnr. ?ir. ClwLu? MU>bJser. Engineer Hall and Fire? man Snyder Killed. NO PASSENGERS SERIOUSLY HURT Combination Baggage Express Car on Verge of Embankm't. TRYING TO SAVE LAD ON THE TRACK) Chesapeake and Ohio Local Train De? railed by Sudden Stop to Avert Kilt? ing a Boy Near Charlottesville. Engine Plunges Down 45? Foot Embankment?De? tails of Wreck. Late yesterday afternoon Information!; reached Rlohmond that eastbound local passongor train, No. 16, due hero at 7:1S P. M., had been derailed and wrecked Just attor leaving Charlottesville, a mile, and a half east of that city, and that Engineer Thomas D. Hall had been killed, nnd the fireman hurt. Just how the wreck occurred was not then learned, nor! ?whether any ono elso was hurt. Tho following official statement' of the wreck was given out by tho Chesapeake and Ohio Ballway: "Local passengor train No. 16, which left Charlottesville on timo, was derailed ono mllo east of Charlottesville. Engine No. 177 and express car turned over; other cars derailed, but remained upright, "Bnglneman T. D. Hall and Fireman L? C. Snyder fatally Injured. No other per? sons Injured. "Fassengers on train transferred -with' little delay to equipment from Gordons ville. Through passengers on train leav? ing Richmond at 2 P. M. wero handled to Orange nnd transferred to through train from Wnshington, which was detoured via Southern to 'Charlottesville, without delay. "Cause of tho accident has not yet beert determined." It was subsequently learned through special telegrams to The Tlmes-Dlspatch from Charlottesville that Flremnn Lewis C. Snyder. of this city, had died soon after being removed from the wreck, nnd that the? wreck was caused by tho engineer's effort to avoid striking a small boy cross? ing tho track. EXPECTED TO SEE VICTIMS. A small but curious fcrowd gathered at the Main Street station last night, ex? pecting tho wTeck victims to bo brought in on that train, made up from that point to this city. This train, sent out as a substituto for No. 16, was made up at Gordonsvlllo nnd sent 'to the scene oC the wreck to remove the passongers. It wns expected at 10:20; then.reported fon 10:45, and finally arrived at 11:45, It con? sisted of an engine and a combination car and passenser coach, and was In charge of another conductor. Captain George W. Taylor, of this city; Brake man Taylor, and others from tho wrecked train wero on board, but wero able to walk homo or to the trolley cars. Captnln Taylor, tho conductor, stated to a reporter that ho had no Idea what caused tho derailment and wreck. "I was In tho sooond class car," he said, "collecting tickets. Wo had just left Chiirlottosvllle, Suddenly the car I wa? In gave a jerk, throwing mo violently against a seat- At that moment I reached! nil for the bell cord and pulled it, "Tho car I wns In wns not completely overturned, but was careened somewhat to ono side. Tho combination baggage and express car started down the em? bankment, but plunged only over the edgo arid stopped. But for that the bag gagomaster, hrakeman and a drummet who woro in It would havo been killed, Tho car In which I was swerved some? what ncross the track. Tins passengei ceneb wns not overturned nor dnmuftpd. "Tho engine pulled down a fifty-foot embankmont, and turned over three time* as It rollod. 'Thoro were threo colored"" women, ?. man and a boy In the second clnss ca? with me. Nono of them wero hurt, though thoy might have been bruised llko th? hrakeman, ba'ggagemastor and myself. I am sore In the back and side from being thrown against the car soat. The bate? gngomaster's injury was about tho same, Tho hrakeman was about tho worst hurt, but he came In with mo. No, I did not work coming down; Just came down dead? head." In answer to a question the conducto? stated that thoro was a long curvo at th* plaua where the wreck occurred, but no* a sharp one. He reiterated that ho did not know how the wreck occurred. Some o? tho passengers were a littIo excited, bul nil escaped Injury, except the traveling salesman, who wns In the bnggae car, Captain Taylor after alighting and mak? ing a report, took a car from the sta? tion to his home, next to tbo corner o< Twenty-eighth and Matn Sireots. STORY FTtOM OlIAHLOTTFSVTLLE. lloro is til? story of the wreck, tele? graphed to The Tlmcs-Dispittch by Ite special correspondent at Charlottoaville last night. ' Chesapeake a?? Ohio pasaojigor train, No. M, east bound from Clifton Forge to Richmond, was wrecked Just ea*t of ' Charlottesville at about 4 o'clock tht? af? ternoon, with the following resulta; Dead: ENGINEER THOMAS D. HALL, o? Richmond. FIREMAN L. O. SNYDER. of Rich? mond. Injured! Kraknman Edward F. Taylor, of Rich? mond, back, hip and grotn. Baggtigomaator Joseph W. Smith, o? Richmond, legs cut and bruised. E D, Fox, traveling salesman, repre? senting Stern _& Co., Richmond, Bide and limbs hurt. Conductor Georgo W. Taylor, of Rich?? mond, sido and leg hurt. Tho train left CharlnttesvHl.i twentyJ minutes lato. ? b\it wus running at ord?-? nary speed when near the Charlottes?? villa Woollen Mills, u mile and a huit oast of this city. Bnglnejir Thomas t>. Hall put on ili.? ?cnewmoy bniK'o* to keep from tunning over $ ten-year-old.