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WEATHER: Today, Partly
cloudy to fair, less sultry,
lower temperature, fresh light,
winds. Tomorrow, Fair, with
slightly lower temperature.
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SIXTEENTH YEAR.
WILMINGTON, DEL., FRIDAY, JULY .'I, 1903.
ONE CENT.
ABANDONMENT OF
OLD DUMPING STATION
WILL LEA VE BAVE DR Y
Water Will No Longer
Be Needed at Market
Street and Pretty Long
Stream Will Cease to
Flow
Chief Ornament in Bran
dywine Park Must
Give Way - to Pressing
of
Necessity and Good
The location selected for «.he site of the
new pumping station along tho Brandy
wine, which Is a part of 'the proposed Im
provements to the water system In this
city, meets with the approval of a major
ity of taxpayers and will be the cause of
giving Wilmington a good supply of clear
water. The Bile «elected la about one
quarter of a mile above Bancroft's and has
many good points that will bo of consider
able advantage in insuring on abundant
supply of pure water.
Race Will Be Dry.
Although the city will be greatly bene
fited by the proposed change, lovers of the
Brandywine will suffer the loss of one of
the park's prettiest ornaments, the beau
tltul race that now flows silently along
almost the entire length of the park. It
wiil, of course, be abandoned when the
new plant is erected and consequently
will contain water only at intervals, such
times us the upper dam overflows.
The old wafer works may be put to some
use. however, but so far no offer has been
made for the property. A citizen suggest
ed this morning that it would muke an
Ideal electric station, but os the plant is
at present partly run by water power this
method of producing power would prob
ably have to lie abandoned by any Arm
that may occupy Who building os there
would he no steady stream in »he race as
nl present.
Will Save Pumping.
Among the mrny good points In favor of
the site selected for the new station Is
the fact that a saving In pumping of fifty
four feet is assured, which means a con
sldcrable reluct ion In the expense of op
erating a water plant.
A thing that will tend toward insuring n
pure water supply, said an official ot the
Water Department today. Is that ns the
site selected Is above Bancroft's and the
Augustine paper mills, the refuse of those
plan's will be avoided. This means much
when a pure water supply Is the main Is
sue to be considered.
The difference la the distance between
«he present pumping station and the pro
pose! new reservoir and the new plant ami
«•he basin, continued the official. Is be
tween 2,000 S.000 feet esti
mate. That fact alone saves considerable
In pumping and cost of pipe. Tho friction
to the pipes would also be greatly les
sened.
At present tho department Is required
to haul Its supply of coal from «he yards
of the 'William Lea and Sons' Company
to the water works. This arrangement Is
not by any means satisfactory, not only
from a financial standpoint, but because of
the inconvenience that It causes.
1'mler «he new order of things coal will
be carried in cars direct to the new plant.
The railroad leading to the Bancroft mills
will bo extended a distance of several
■hundred feet ami can be used outside of
transporting coal to transport the neces
sary materials needed in building the pro
posed station.
Location of Plant.
Tho plant will be situated between the
outlets of the Crooked and Squirrel runs.
The former Is a filBhy stream but Is below
the plant and therefore cannot affect the
waiter that will bo pumped from the Bran
dywine at «he site of the pumping station.
The Squirrel Bun Is above the proposed
plant but «he water commissioners fear
no Impurities in the water from this source
as large
Work on the new plant will begin about
the middle of August anil although the
contract has practically been awarded 4o
«he United States Filtration Company ar
ticles to this effect have os yet not been
signed. The entire Improvement as pro
posed will cost about $600,000.
TflIP ID EUROPE DDL DIME
Philadelphian's Lucky Investment at
Eagles' Carnival Here.
Joseph Frlger, of No. 626 Spruce sfreert,
PhUmlelphln, will enjoy a trip .to Europe
•this summer at a cost of 10 cents.
When in Wilmington last week he went
out to tho Eagles' Carnival, at Shellpot
Park. There ho bought a «Icke« In a raffle
entitling the winner .to a trip «o Europe,
and when «he drawing took place Frlger'a
single itlcket was found to bo the winner.
But only yesterday Frlgcr went to visit
hla fether on the homestead near Chester,
and has not yet heard of his good for
tune.
Will Accommodate Public.
The city tax office will remain open
«luring the noon hour this month lor
the accommodation of the publi«'. Ordi
narily It Is closed from
«/alack.
12 until 2
Freight Traffic Unusually Heavy.
The freight traffic is so heavy on (he
Fennsylvnnla railroad that passenger
engineers are required lo ren freights
on their day off.
EXTRA
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III
I
ESCAPES FROM JAIL
When Fall and Chain Was
Removed From Leg He
Skipped Out
"Bucky" McGinns escaped from the
county workhouse today. McGinnis*
was wiking ont the outside of the In
stitution and In some manner got rid
of his leg shackles and got away from
his guard.
When last seen he was walking fast
through Marshalllon. The authorities
are hot on his trail and it Is expected
that he will be captured before night
fall.
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HAVE AN ALTERCATION
One Causes Arrest of Oliver
ami the Case Is Aired in
Court
Abraham Tallin, a Hebrew merchant, of
this city, was arraigned in City Court this
morning on a charge of disorderly con
duct.
Max Abramson, who has a merchant
tailoring Store In Market street below
Fourth, deposed tdiail Tallin came Info hU
store last evening and used loud and pro
fane language without provocation! Tol
lln «k illed the charge nml according to his
evidence said that «he prosecuting witness
hud tried to swindle him by misrepresent
ing a diamond ring. Two women In the
employ of Abramson, however, testified
that Tallin used language unfit to hear and
the court believing the ovldetice imposed a
fine of $3 and costs on «he defendant.
Lena Travis, charged with assault and
battery, whs fined $5 and costs.
The case ot Charles .Rice, «colored, and
Paul Blackwell, two boys, charged with
disorderly conduct, was cenllnue}! until
next Tuesday.
Joseph Kloyck and Wolfe Adicmann
were arrested last night by Patrolman
Conner for fighting on the street and ar
raigned this morning on a charge of Gis
onlerly conduct. Adlemann showe«i signs
of rough punishment. Some of his friends
claim that Officer Cornier bent the defend
ant so badly that the services of a physi
cian were needed and say they will take
the matter before «he police commission at
Its next meeting. Officer Conner «his morn
ing, denied the charges mode by the
friends of Adlemann, claiming that the
latter received tho beating at the hands
of Kloyck before the arrest was made. The
case was continued until next Tuesday
morning.
Delegates Elected to Convention.
Brandywine Circle, No. 665, Companions
of ilia For«*t of America, clecte«! Mrs.
Joseph Fitzpatrick and Mrs. H. Duncan
as delegates to the convention of Foresters
to he held in Philadelphia In September.
Foresters Forging Ahead.
Since the recent convention of the Penn
sylvania Forrester*, held in'this city. Court
of Brandywine, No. 1. Forresters of Amer
ica. have added more »than a hundred
nvitncs lo tholr membership and expect to
duplicate that amount witihhi the next two
months. At a meeting (held Hast nlglvt It
was decided to hold a rally on July 2. The
Installation of the newly-elected officers
also took place.
O. U. A. M Officers Elected
Deputy State Councilor John S. John
son has installed the following officers
of Welcome Council. No. 7. Jr. O. U. A.
M.: Councilor, Gilbert King; Vloe-coun-.
clllor, Herman G. Dill; assistant re
cording secretary, George Keen; re
cording secnetary. H. L. David; finan
cial secretary, H. S. Ross; treasurer, T.
C. Appleby; conductor, William Chase;
warden. George Clifton: Inside sentinel.
Charles Sharpe: outside sentinel, Frank
Payntcr, Jr.; chaplain, John T. Gordon ;
trustees. Joseph M. Fisher, Howard N.
Reed, William Windsor.
Special Attractions at Shellpot.
Shellpot Park will be the scene of many
family parties tomorrow. There will be
several special feaiturea to add to the
dny's outing.
Manager Malin onnouncea a fine bill for
the theatre. Mias Mayo Louise AJgen and
her company, who' are playing «here this
week, will produce "Mrs. Walthrop's
Haoelors" morning nml afternoon. Seme
special scenery and »tage settings have
been provided for «he occasion, so that It
can be given in «rue melropjdllan style.
The play was given last night and made
a bit. it will a!«o be given tonight. The
company has made a decidedly favorable
'impression.
Boat firecrackers In Ihe city at Bader
Uron.. 221 King street. ,
CHARLES W. EDWARDS DEAD
Deceased Was Publisher of Evening
Journal for Many Years.
Charted William Edwards, u well
known newspaper man, died yesterday
at his residence In Passaic, N. J. Mr.
Edwards had been ill "#r some time, lie
is survived by a wife and two children.
Mr. Edwards was born in New York
city about 45 years ago. Ills father was
an Englishman. After learning the
trade of a printer, Mr. Kd wards became
an assistant In the composing room
of the New York Tribune. latter he
became foreman «it the composing room
of the Morning News, remaining in
that position until 1X88, when he and
Frederick K. Bach, of the editorial de
partment, 'eft to start the Evening
Journal. Mr. Edwards conducted the
business end of the Evening Journal
until about 1897, when the paper went
under new management.
SHERIFF SEIZED YACHT
The
Attachment Laid Against Boat on a
Claim for $1,250.
An attachment on a mechanics' lien
was laid yesterday by Sheriff Stidham
against the Host wick yacht, under
construction at the yards of the Har
lan ami Hollingsworth Company, in
favor of J«>hn W. Sullivan,
Y'ork, on a claim of $1,250.
Sullivan is represented by Sanlsbury
Ponder & t'urtis.
of New
TO VISIT BOYS' CAMP
Secretary Seilers to Consult Adjutant
General Wiekorsham.
A number of V. M. C. A. wheelmen
will take a run out lo the boys' camp,
it Clranogue, tomorrow morning,
boys are having a great time and will
remain in camp until next Thursday.
General Secretary E. O. Sellers will
consult with Adjutant-General'Wick
ersham this evening regarding the as
sociation tent, which the Y. M. « '. A.
will have at the National Guard en
campment, at Uehoboth, July II to 18.
ARRANGING FOR SHORT DAY
Park Employes Will Work But Eight
Hours.
At a meeting of the Executive Com
mittee of the Board of Park Commis
sioners at the office of President Canby
this morning, arrangements were made
for tho eight-hour day for employes of
that department,
stated the buard would start the eight
hour day us soon as possible.
Plans were also discussed for roads
in North Bide Park.
Canby
President
Overhauling Paymaster's Car.
Tho pay car of Paymaster Lawson is
being overhauled at the company*»
shops, in this city. New trimmings
and furniture will be added.
it
OF GOAL ON FIRE
Vast Pile of Fuel Burning in
the Diamond State
Yards
A pile of coal containing 1,509 tons
Is on fire at the plant of the Diamond
State Steel Company, and is causing
much annoyance and worry.
The coal is so hot that workmen can
not get close to the burning fuel,
became Ignited from spontaneous i'oni
bastion, und was not discovered until
yesterday, when It had burned its way
from the bottom of the big pile through
to the top. Water seems to add to the
burning, as the immense pile is a solid
mass of fire at the base.
There is nothing to be done until the
lire burns itself out. It requires con
stant watching to see that none of the
August 1 to 8 are
buildings catch fire.
Y. M. C. A. Will Camp at Betterton.
The Junior camp ot the Y. M. C. A.
will be held at Betterton. Md.. Instead
of Bowers' Beach,
the dales set for the camp, and Physi
cal Dlreoor Wesley Wales, Jr., 1ms b«*en
arranging for the outing.
Preparing Against Fires.
At the different shops and manufactur
ing plants all precautions against lire»
tomorrow are being taken. The roofs
are being cleared ot any Inflammable
material that might catch on fire from
falling rockets or other fireworks.
Edward Byrne Meets With
1220 West
111 Luck—Money Not
Yet Recovered *
Edward Byrne, ot No.
Fourteenth street, a brother of United
Slates District Attorney William Mich
ael Byrne, met with a serious loss this
morning. While walking from Third
street bridge to the Christiana Glass
Works, he lost a wallet containing $250.
Mr. Byrne says he had the money
while crossing the bridge, but upon his
arrival at the glass plant missed it. A
search was Instituted, but Ihe wollpt
was not found. The police have been
notified and are tho look-out for the
finder of the money.
MRS. PHARES' FUIE
I JODI'S HANDS
Counsel for Accused Tears
the State's Evidence to
Shreds
WOMAN BEIOAIS 00 EMOTION
Mrs. Phares in Almost Defiant Tones
Declared She Did Not Give Husband
Strychnine in Any Form
Nothing to Cause His Death.
and Did
ML Holly, N. J.. July S.—The case
of Mra. Annie Phurea, charged with
killing her hutbeud, Albert Phares,
ras given to the jury today. Prose
cutor Allein. am opened the argument
anil severely arraigned the accused
and Garfield.Taylor. Vividly did tho
prosecutor describe the events the
state allèges took p'lace on tho day
of the murder; how after giving her
husband one dose of strychnine, Mrs.
Phares, finding that the cff«s't was not
sufficient, gave him more. The agony
of the man's death was graphically
portrayed by Mr. Atkinson, and dur
ing the recital Mrs. Pharos watched
the prosecutor closely, hut not n mus
cle of her face betrayed thé faintest
emotion. Briefly outlining the mo
tive for tho crime, which ho said, had
been plainly shown, Mr. Aikins«m
closed.
Rckhart P. Budd then opened hls
address for the defense. He took the
inferences of tho state and analyzed
them. He did not say that Mrs. Pharos
had not purchased strychnine, hut as
serted that the actual reason for the
purchase of the poison had been for
the destruction of rats, as Mrs. Pharos
had told the druggist. He then com
mented on y.'hat he called the absurd
ity of the state's Inferences, and the
Improbability of an Intelligent person
doing what Mrs. Phares Is said to have
done.
Mr. Budd next took four tablets
from a bottle offered in evidence, the
medicine which Mrs. Phares had got
ten from the doctor. These pellets
the lawyer placed In an envelope and
crushed under his foot, and. placing
tho powder on a spoon, showed It to
the Jury.
"There," said he, "isn't that like tho
powder which Mr. Burr said was given
to Phares?" Some Is fine and some
Is In little chunks and brown in color,
and If you will taste It you will find
that It is the most bitter thing you
have ever had In your month. Isn't
that the state's whole case? And yet
that powder is a harmless medicine
for stomach trouble."
Mr. Budd tore the state's case to
shreds and tried lo convince tho jury
that it was made out of the flimsiest
sort of evidence. Ho declared that If
Phares died of poison the drug was
soU-adnilnlstorcd. He scored Pharos
for Introducing Taylor In his home,
and for allowing him to remain alone
with his wife. In concluding Mr. Budd
said;
"We don't know what Albert Pharos
died of," he said, "and 1 don't propose
to try to find out. He may have died
from poisoning or front some natural
cause, but If he did dlqfivm poisoning
wo Insist that he took It himself, either
by accident or by design. 1 don't say
that the man committed suicide, but
you have heard that he on several
occasions had said he wished he was
dead."
At the end of Mrs. Pharos' direct
testimony she made a clear ringing
and almost defiant denial of having
In any way administered the poison
which caused Phares' death. The In
cident was one of tho most dramatic
of the trial, and came at the close of
her direct testimony as a witness In
her own behalf. She declared she
didn't give strychnine in any form to
her husband while he was ill, and did
nothing In any way to cause his death.
With this statement she was turned
over to the prosecution to be cross
examined.
This was short but keen. It failed
to shake Mrs. Pharos' testimony in
any degree dangerous to her defense.
It dldi however, show a certain lack
of frankness when tho prosecutor
asked regarding the trip to Camden,
when the witness and Taylor passed
as man and wife. Mrs. Phares said
she had said she was married, but she
hadn't said Taylor was her husband.
Tho prosecution also scored a small
point In regard to the purchase of tho
poison, when the witness admitted
she hadn't told her hdsband she had
bought It or where she kept It, even
though ho had told her, as she said,
to buy It. In the main, however. Mrs.
Phares' evidence for herself was not
disproved. Soon after Mrs. Phares
left tho stand the defense rested, and
the argument was started.
Ü _
1 Pennsylvania railroad
* «vnped at the south hump In Edge
i Moor yard yesterday The «-an. were
. returned to the tracks by the wreck
tran th B morning,
Engine Knocks Cars Off Track.
Four cabin cars and a box ehr of the
were side
Buy your fireworks today. Avoid the
rush. Bader Bros., 221 King street.
'
iPLAliT LICE CAUSE
LEAVES TO DROP
Norway Maples in All Farts
ol JCity Losing Their
Foliage
NO OTHER TOFFS ARE AFFECTED
Insect, Suck Juice From Leaves. Caus
ing Them to Break at the Joint.
Naturalists Alto Blame Peculiar
Weather for It.
Iiuring the pant few day» a large
number of leaves have been falling
from n certain specimen of maple
tree» and a» It I» ho umnmal for them
drop In such large number» at this
time of the year, there have been many
queries as to the probable cause.
Naturalist» have been somewhat
puzzled, ns the ones that fall are ap
parently as green as those remaining
on the tree», and look to he in fairly
gootl condition unless examined very
closely.
William M. faulty, president of the
VVilmlmcton Saving» Fund Society.
Who is well posted ln »uch matters,
having made a study of plants and
trees for years, was seen by a reporter
for the Evening Journal this morning,
and asked how he accounted for the
leaves ft\lling. Mr. faulty said that he
had noticed It along Delaware avenue
and other sections of the city, and that
it I» only the leaves from the Norway
maples that are dropping. At first he
was of the opinion that It was caused
entirely by the peculiar weather we
have had for the past several months,
but as that especial specimen of maple
the only kind of tree affected, he
thought there must also he some Insect
work,
An examination of Home of the leaves
that had fallen from a Norway maple
In the yard at the rear of the bunk
proved that Mr. fnnby was right In
regard to the insects. With the aid of
magnifying glass, from two to four
small insects could he seen on each
leaf. He explained that these Insects
are known us plant lice. They do not
«■at the leaves, bat suck the Juice from
them. The leaves break off at the Joint
and there is apparently no damage
done to the trees, hut all the remaining
leaves have an unhealthy loos. Mr.
fsnby was unable'to explain why the
lice are not operating on atiy other
trees exeepl the Norway maple,
Theodore leisen, former superin
tendent of parks, says that the Norway
maples In the parks are the only trees
affected. He thinks it is largely due to
the backward season. Mr. Helsen says
the trees are not Injured, and that they
an* getting rid of an excessive gqpvvlh
which came ahead of time.
With Mr. Smith in Control
Action by Mr. Schwab
Is Expected
\
New Y'ork, July 3.—After an hour's
conference with Messrs. Humuel Unter
m>»r and li«*niy Wollman, two of the
counsel for the complainants in thi* ac
tion against the directors of theUnlt«*d
States Shipbuilding Company, former
Senator James Smith. Jr., went to the
ollicea of the company and assnineti
control of affairs as receiver yesterday
aftoi noon.
The Sheriff received an attachment
for 4,700 against property of the com
pany, in fat or of Ernest G. Brin kman,
on ISO coupons of the corporation, due
July 1 and payable at lh« office of the
Mercantile Trust Company.
Mr. Smith had not heard about Judge
Truax'8 granting this attachment up to
the time he returned to Newark, but
in a statement made earlier in the day
he said there would be no interruption
in the progress of the work at tho vari
ous shipyards.
Following tlie Issuance of the attach
ment, It is believed Mr. Schwab will
move quickly with a view to regaining
possession of his Bethlehem properties.
The directors, who have been meeting
twice or three times a day In Mr. Nix
on's office this week, were not present
in sufficient numbers to make a quorum
yesterday. Another attempt to get a
quorum will be made on Monday.
ROBBED WHILE ASLEEP
ON A GELLAH DOOR
Young Man Takes a Snooze
• and Meets With Unex
pected Loss
John Wont, of No. 211 Talnall street.
went to sleep upon a cellar door at
Second and Market streets about 2
o'clock thly morning, and upon awaken
ing discovered that sorwone hud re
lieved him of his valuables. The plck
'•« ured S7 In money and a
pocket
silver hunting-case watch.
The young man. appeared at the po
lice station thbc morning, and told his
story to House Sergeant Tucker,
authorities will make an effort to lo
The
cate the thief.
HEAT IS SEASON
Patrick Lee Dies From
Drinking Ice Water While
Over Heated
MART PEOPLE LEAVING IDF CI1)
Hot Weather Has Caused Exodus to
Mountains—Shirt
Seashore and
Waist Mon More in Evidence Than
Ever on Wilmington Streets.
The llrat death from the heat this
icurred yesterday, when Pnt
season
rick Lee wits found dead lu hl» hoard
Inn-house, «I No. 106 Poplar atre«*t. af
ter being brought home from the Penn
sylvania railroad roundhouse late In the
afternoon, overcome by the heat.
Lee was employed on the turn-table,
and Ills position was to rake out the
cinders from the fire-boxes of the en
gines us they came In.
Tho man begun drinking lei* water,
and as tin* day advanced his trips to the
cooler became mort* frequent. After
drinking the cold water the man would
return to his work in the hut pit. Fi
nally he was prostrated and taken
home. He said he did not care for sup
per, and when the landlady went to
his room at 9.30 to see to his wants
he was dead..
Hotted Day Yet.
Today 1« the holtest ot the recent lieate«!
spell. At noon the 'thermometer registered
1)7 degre«*» but the people Ale becoming
mure ueeustomed Ho It. The humidity was
nut so great.
Shin wo lot men were very much In evi
dence a nd they were tolerated in places
Urey were never allowed l>efore. 1'euple are
becoming to recognize the fr-ellngs ot the
male sex more each year.
Horses suffered more than human be
ings, although everything for their com
fort that was poMvible was done.
People Leaving City.
The hot weather la driving all Ilms« from
et away. Today saw an
«before this summer, ot
r the 'iw-oted city (o the
cool mountain resorts and breeze-swept
shore resorts.
'the city that
exod'i« not «qimf
pftOpt* fleelnif fro
Rule« for Health.
A prominent physician gives the follow
ing rule« to follow to Iftwen Ulie rliaiu'« s of
h«*it proatroAlon:
Avoid Iced drinks when luxuted.
Do not drink alcoholic liquor«.
Take as little exercise a* possible,
flot an much (deep an poHfdble.
Rathe often* hut not when overheated.
Cartmell'i Caliimo,
a cheap wall finish that won't rub off.
TO A QUIET FOURTH
There Will be But One
Public Celebration in the
City
Tho Fourth ot July will be observed
tomorrow in the old-fashioned way.
There will be but one public celebra
tion, the (lug-raising at Kirkwood
1'ark. There-will I»* baseball games at
Front and Union streets and South
Side Park both morning and afternoon.
The new scenic railway at Brandywine
Springs will he opened. Shellpot Park
will have special attractions. Ordinary
crackers and fireworks will be allowed,
but the police will rigidly enforce the
law regarding tho firing of revolvers,
dynamite crackers and torpedoes. Ex
tra men will be kept at the various
engine houses to respond promptly In
eaoc of lire.
The hospitals have made special ar
rangements to cure for the wounded.
Rockets, Roman candi«'», tags und pis
tols. Bader Bros., 221 King street.
WEATHER FORECAST
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The New York Herald forecasts that
in the Middle State.» and New England
today partly cloudy to fair weather will
prevail, with less »airiness, consider
ably lower temperature and fresh to
light northwesterly winds. On Satur
day, fair weather and sllghly lower
temperature will prevail,
northwesterly and northerly winds, be
coming variable; and on Sunday gen
with light
erally fair to partly cloudy weather,
with slightly higher temperature.
BASEBALL GAMES.
Today:
Wilmington vs. Camden.
Wilmington A. A. vs. Pottsville. (Two
games.)
Tomorrow.
Morning and Afternoon.
Wilmington vs. Marino Club.
Wilmington A. A. v». Pottsville.
I TEXAS FLOOD
Lives Lost Near Pettus and
Three of Train Crew Are
Missing
HUMORS OF MAN) DERER UEITHS
No Estimate of the Damage Can Be
Made as Yet—The Streets Ressmbls
Flowing Rivers Rather Than City
Thoroughfare*.
Dallas. Texas, July 3.—A cloudburst
and tornado swept over the country be
tween San Antonio and Corpus Chiicti
yesterday, und news was received early
today that eleven perrons are known
lo have lost their lives near Pettus.
There are rumors of other fatalities.
A telephone message from Gulncs
vllle. received at 3.3U a. in., says that
the engineer, fireman, and express
messenger on the wrecked Santa Ke
arc repotted missing. Bo fur no deaths
an* icuorted at Ualuesvllle.
Greatest Flood in Years.
Gainesville, Texas, July 3.— Th« greatest
flood la many yen re prevail, here. No es
timate of the damage done can be made
yet. The «treels resemble flowing rlv
•*rs rather titan slreets of a ally.
Pecan Creek, which flows through tho
eéiy. mid Elm Creek are at Heir highest
rk ami rising rapidly. Numerous house«
along the Itoiiks are In great danger of
la lag momeiilurlly washed away. The dis
tress signal has sounded through the town
and numerous parties are striving lo reach
and akl thus« pressed by the waters.
Around the Santa t'e ami ''Katy" depots
water Is flowing to the depth of alx or
re von feel.
Taylor and Simpson's large wholesale
hull»« hi In danger of being flooded. A
lltowcand sucks of flour have been carried
there and are being stacked around tho
store In an effort to keep out the water.
All 't I tose raaWIng In the lower portions of
the west end of the town have been com
petted to leave their homes on «coount of
the water flowing through the houses.
Telephone messages from adjacent towns
report <i flood equal to the one In itahves
vllle.
A report has Just btmn received «Juki. JJfo
people ln Wie aorlhtvmt portion {if tire city-,
are surrounded by water and are not able
•to gel away. It Is feared that loss of life
will fellow. A parly of men are now being
formed to try to get them Into a safer
part of the city.
Tha water la the eastern part of town la
rising again at a rapid rate, und tie* lust
report Is Hint women and children are
trying to save their live« In the raging
waters of Pecan Creek, which 1» rising
rapidly. Telephone call» from the towns
of Lindsay nml Munster ore that (hey
liivc* suffered » regular cloudburst. No
lives are icportcd lost.
Russia Warns U. S. of Slight.
Bt. Petersburg, July 3.— President
Roosevelt's derision to forward to the J
Russian government the petition In he-/
half of the Russian Jews is not pub
II.died here. The Foreign Office has
made tho following statement:
"The Czar ulone can decide wheth
er the petition will be received, but
Alexander III would never have re
ceived such a petition. The petition
from the Guild Hall meeting called by
ti'.e Lord Mayor of London In 1X91, was
returned through the Foreign Office
as being inconvenient. The Foreign Of- ,
lice hopes the Americans will not In
vite such a slight. Th«*y would resent
nn anti-lynching petition."
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Dr. Browning Gets $34,000.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 3.—Executors ot
tin* estate of the late State Senator C.
L. Magee have settled the fight with Dr.
Waiter C. Browning, of Philadelphia,
over fees for services rendered the Sen
ator hy paying Attorney William B.
Rodgers, counsel for the doctor, a war
rant f«n- 334,QUO, the amount of the re
cent award of the Allegheny County Or
phans Court Judgi'S. The amount set
tles the original claim of Dr. Browning
that the estate of Mr. Magee owed him
$190,000 for medical services he had
rendered. The fight has been under way
for about two years.
Another Grandson for King Edward.
London. July 4.—Princess Charles ot
Denmark, daughter ot King Edward,
gave birth to a son yesterday at Apple
ton cottage, Sandringham. Both mother
and child are lining well.
BURNED BY GASOLINE
Mrs. Potts, of Easton, Meets With
Serious Accident.
Elkton, Md., July 3.—As a result of
an explosion of coal oil at the home
of George Potts, on West Main street,
last evening, Karl Potts, aged 4 year«,
was burned to death. Mrs. Elk Potts,
mother ot the child, was seriously, If
not fatally burned, and George Potts,
Jr., aged 7 years wase severely burned.
Mrs. Potts was preparing supper, when
a taut filled with oil, sitting near the
stove, exploded. The youngest child
received the full force, and In an In
stant his clothing was enveloped In
flames. Mrs. Potts, herself on fire,
rushed to the child and made a vain
effort to smother the flames.
Rushing out Into the yard, she leapeil
pump trough filled with water.
into
Out not until nearly every partie!« of
■lothing had been burned from her
bo«ly. Her condition 1s reganled as
very serious.
t'o'.n.t Boni de Castellano has suc
l«-r.fully performed the W. A. Clark
a«« in the Freeh chamber of Deputies,
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