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JIncIi speciilntion an to the Cnnse of
IIIh IlefiiKnl to Act Some ThlnU. lit
Ik Afraid or Harriet Iiidleiintlun
Anions Memhcrs of the Ulntrlct
.Nntior.nl (iimril-A Month of Ilelnj.
Although a whole month has passed
elnce the now famous Harries-O'Brien in
cident at Camp Ordway, which resulted
in the suspension of the latter officer, no
more has jet been made by cither side
for the reinstatement of Colonel OlBrisn
as an officer of the District National Guard
acd he is still under suspension, pending
the pleasure of the general lu command.
There are those in the Guard mho lay
the blame of inaction upon Colonel
O'Brien, while others hold that General
Harries has openly acted the tyrant and
has no Tight to keep an officer under sus
picion for a whole month without making
any effort to brine the matter to a head.
It will be remembered that Colonel
O'Brien was suspended from duty and
placed under arrest by General Harries on
June 15 last, while the Guard was In camp
at Camp Ordway. The action resulted
from the refusal of Colonel O'Brien to go
out to the roadside and receive a message
from oneiof General Harries' aides, it be
ing held that it was the duty of the aide
to deliver messages directly Into the hands
of the officers. The aide refused to deliver
the message and Colonel O'Brien later en
dorsed the document with the statement
that the procedure of the general In com
mand was both unmllitary and ludicrous.
Colonel O'Brien was ordered to leave the
camp at once, and has since been suspend
ed. As the caso cow stands. Colonel O'Brien
has been suspended for "endorsing in an
unmllitary and improper manner" an order
sent to him by the general commanding the
Guard. Aside from the legal status of the
suspension, the members of the local mili
tia hao raised the question as to what
.right General Harries had to suspend an
officer for an Indefinite period without pre
ferring charges. Many of the officers of
the Guard have grown tired of hearing
about the case, and hold that the blame
for the long delay lies entirely with Col
onel O'Brien, who should have demanded
a court of enquiry in the case and have
the matter settled fairly.
A prominent officer of the Guard, who
was also a member of the First Regiment,
District of Columbia Volunteers, stated
yesterday that while his whole sympathy
was with Colonel O'Brien in the present
matter, he thought that the latter would
lose his supporters unless he came out
boldly and made a fight for Justice.
"I have heard it stated by a member of
General Harries' staff." said he, "that
Colonel O'Brien can have a court of en
quiry appointed as soon as he cares to de
mand one. I do not know why he has not
done" so. He is now suspended and under
suspicion and I should imagine that he
would prefer to come out like a man and
clear himself. He has a right to select
counsel and will be given a fair hearing
by an impartial court. Surely this would
be better than to remain in a hole as at
nesent and allow his friends to believe
that he feared General Harries.
"He knows as well as I do that Genera!
Harries is not going to call a court of en
quiry to consider the matter, and from
what I can learn he (Harries) will keep
him suspended until October next, when
the punishment will be declared adequate
and Colonel O'Brien will be reinstated.
"This is no way to do, as such a course
w ould be paramount to pleading guilty and
accepting the sentence of the Judge. It Is
a well known fact that If 'Dick' O'Brien
would come out like a man and show his
backbone, demand a court of enquiry, and
cssert his rights, force General Harries to
place charges against him and have the
court consider the matter, nearly every
man In the Guard would stand by him and
back him up. And it is more than likely
that be would be cleared by the court and
reinstated as lieutenant colonel of his reg
iment. "This is the way wo feel about it. The
reign of Czar Harries has lasted Its length
end such precedents as the O'Brien Inci
dent arc being established every time the
Guard gets together. It is now up to Col
onel O'Brien and if he does not demand
a court of equity there are people who
will be only too quick to class him in the
tame category as bis commanding general
The fact that Colonel O'Brien has meekly
accepted a whole month of suspension and
is even now undecided as to whether or
not he will ask for a court of enquiry.
Ehows that he Is either afraid of Harries
or is afraid tho court would decide ad
ersely. Even If this were the case, we
would think more of Colonel O'Brien for
having secured his rights than we would
were he to wait and be reinstated in the
course of events. It is now Colonel
O'Brien's next move and we are waiting
for him to act."
Many officers of the Guard yesterday ex
pressed themselves as being puzzled over
the silence and inaction of Colonel O'Brien.
They claimed that nothing could be ex
pected from General Harries, since the
latter was awaiting action on the part of
the officer under suspension, and was not
likely to place charges until a court of
enquiry had been demanded. Unless such
action Is taken It Is claimed that General
Harries will keep Colonel O'Brien under
suspension until October, when he will
be reinstated as having expiated his crime
against the dignity of the power that Is.
There seems to be no question as to
the call being Issued for the convening of a
court of enquiry. Those who are in touch
with National Guard headquarters claim
that General Harries will be only too (.'lad
to issue the call and to place the necessary
charges in the bands of the Judge advo
cate general of the District Guard for
The friends of Colonel O'Brien are
awaiting action on his part and hope that
he will take prompt measures to right
Daniel Van Attn ArniiiKe for Ills
Trenton, N. J.. July 14. Having pre
dicted several years ago that he would die
this ) car, and being ov ertaken w Ith a con
viction Wednesday that his death nas Im
minent, although be was apparently In
good health, Daniel W. Van Atta, Super
visor of the New Jersey State Hospital for
the Insane, made the most minute prep
arations for his funeral and was found
dead in bed yesterday morning.
Mr. Van Atta called on James Murphy,
en undertaker, Wednesday, and chose a
plain casket, giving directions for the in
scription on the plate. He thereupon or
dered four coaches, and, having picked out
a black suit, asked for the bill, which he
paid by check.
When these arrangements had been com
pleted Mr. Van Atta returned to the asy
lum, and died early yesterday morning
from Brlsht's disease.
Mr. Van Atta, who had been supervisor
ol the hospital for thirty-one years, was
Cfly-four years old and unmarried He
had no relatives In this section of the
country. He leaves a small estate.
o Improvement In the Condition of
the IlritUh l"reliiler' Wife.
London, July 14 The condition of the
Marchioness of Salisbury, who Is suffering
from the effects of a stroke of paralysis at
Walmer Castle, Kent, Is not Improved.
The relatives of the family are arriving at
the castle.
Lady Salisbury is attended by Sir John
Williams, one ot the Queen's physicians.
Colonel O'Brien Delays AsVmg
a Court of Enquiry.
Loose Qiinrnntlne or Diphtheria Cnxc
in Mntli street.
rerrens living In the vicinity of Ninth
and I Streets northwest arc Indignant over
what they consider a liagrant vlola'ioa ot
the District health laws. Their indigna
tion is due to the fact that a lax quaran
tine has been maintained at the house of
Geoige W. Lucas, at 806 Ninth Street, dur
ing the past week while one of the children
cf tho family was sick with diphtheria.
The little died of the malady late Thurs
day night. The house was dark last night,
but though closed members of the family
were not kept within doors and went out
into the street to do marketing and other
Mr. Lucas, the head of the family, con
ducts a plaiting and pinking establishment
en the flrst floor of the building in which
he resides. There is a door on the right
side of the main show window of the es
tablishment. It leads to the residence, but
is said to be used -very seldom During
the past Ihc days a blue diphtheria card,
cne of the kind used by the Health Office
agents, has been tacked on this door in
such a manner that It is not very no
ticeable. There Is a second door on the
left side of the bay window, leading Into
the store. There Is no diphtheria card on
this door, although It Is used almost ex
clusively by the family and by the pub
lic. Neighbors think that the entire dwell
ing and store should have been quaran
tined, maintaining that adults and chil
dren who have had occasion to enter the
store might have caught the disease from
some of tho Lucas children. They also
object to the way In which the Health De
partment has allowed the children of the
family to go out of the house and play
with other children In the neighborhood.
The number of children living near the
Lucas Etc.-e Is about fifty and many of
these are not aware of the fact that diph
theria existed in the house. There are
seven children In the Lucas family. As
far as can be ascertained all the children,
with the exception of the one that died,
are well, but as a matter of precaution,
it Is maintained that a strict quarantine
should have been kept up until the passing
of the danger period.
Deiith of a roiir-Yenr-OId Iloj Left
In the Cnre of a Porlcr.
Arthur Bow en, the four-year-old son of
John P. Bow en, of Memphis, Tenn , died at
Johns Hopkins Hospital at Baltimore
jeoterday morning as the result of in
juries sustained from falling from a
Pennsylvania Railroad train from New
York a short distance beyond Balti
more late Thursday night. The little
fellow was accompanying his mother and
two brothers to this city. All had been in
the dining car and when returning to the
sleeper Arthur and his brother were en
trusted to the care of the porter while Mrs.
Bow en held an Infant In her arms. Ou
reaching the platform of the car Arthur let
go .the hand of the porter and fell from
the train.
The porter at once acquainted Mrs.
Bow en with what bad occurred and sig
naled the conductor to stop the train.
search was made for the missing boy, but
as he could not be found the train contin
ued on Its Journey with the frantic mother
and her two little ones. The railroad peo
ple at-Perryman's, where the accident hap
pened, were Instructed to make further
search for the boy, and Richard Simpson, a
track walker, finally found him. The little
fellow was seen to be seriously Injured
and Dr. Stler, of Ferryman's, who was
called In attendance, advised that he be re
moved to. a hospital. An engine was de
tailed to convey the boy to Baltimore,
where he was placed in Johns Hopkins. He
was unconscious and when examined was
found to have sustained a severe fracture
of the skull, numerous bruises and cuts,
and internal Injuries. The boy died with
out regaining consciousness. Mrs. Bow en
was with her child at the time of his
death, having arrived at the hospital a
short time after he was admitted. She
telegraphed her husband at Memphis tell
ing him of the fatal affair. He was for
merly a resident of Newark, N. J., and his
wife at one time lived In Baltimore.
Lev ere, the Shoplifter, (lulls the CItj
In u Jiurr.
George Lev ere, who was arrested about
two weeks ago by Policeman Edwards, of
the First precinct, accused of shoplifting,
forfeited JC0O bond In the Police Court yes
terday morning. The man was arraigned
in court at the time of his arrest, and as
he could not give an explanation of his
conduct which was satisfactory to Judge
Scott, he was held in bond for the action
of the grand Jury.
Levere, it will be remembered, had in
his possession at the time of his arrest a
cleverly arranged trick box of unusual
size. In which the police tounu a oanuome
silk skirt stolen from the Palais Roya', and
a belt stolen from a Pennsjlvanla Avenue
furnisher. The property was later Identi
fied and Is now In the hands of the prop
erty clerk of the Police Department. The
bond was furnished by a professional
bondsman, who 13 supposed to have been
reimbursed with cash by Levere.
Levere appears to have been in a hurry
to leave the city, as he neglected to call at
the detective bureau to claim a diamond
pin valued at $100, which was taken from
him at the time he was arrested. It is
said that Levere was known in Ohio as
Joseph Dumas, and that he served a term
In the penitentiary for shoplifting. In
spector Boardroan Is in receipt of a letter
from Columbus, Ohio, containing a picture
of the man, a duplicate of which adorns
the Togue's gallery In that city.
JIIkk Mildred lilreer PlIeH n Suit for
DIv circe.
St. Louis. Mo., July 14. Mildred Yae
ger, daughter of former Congressman
Frederick G. Nlcdrlnghaus, one of the
wealthiest men In the city, filed a suit
for divorce yesterday against Edward M.
Yaegcr, charging -desertion and ijon-sup-port.
They were marled In 1SS9 in St.
Paul, Minn. It was an elopement and
the result of a romance which had Us In
ception in Colorado where Miss Mildred
was spending the summer. One day a
gentleman riding by the hotel at, which
she was stopping was thrown from hli
horse. He was picked up unconscious and
conveyed into the hotel where It was
found that his leg had been broken. The
sjmpathles of the lady guests were
aroused by the misfortune to the hand
some man, who proved to be Edward M.
Yaeger. Miss Nledrlnghaus was especial
ly Interested In the patient and her minis
trations were ever welcome to the pain
racked man. Cupid smiled and aided the
joung couple In their love-making Yae
ger persisted so ardently that he soon won
her consent, but he was poor and Mr.
NIedringhaus did not favor the match. An
elopement followed.
The divorce suit filed today is the un
pleasant sequal to what was a romance of
mountain and plain.
The? VlnUe mi llxtriiiirdlnnr Clnim
for I.nndM In Vermont.
Montreal, July 14 The Caughnawaga
Indians of the reservation near this city
Kivo presented a claim through the chief.
Knocks Wall, for tho territory sltuatel
In Vermont between tho Onion and Otter
rivers, down the Lake Champlaln district
and Including the city of nurlington and
other towns in the Green Mountain State.
The claim Is based on a document made
In 1S02, when the chiefs representing the
Abenakis tribe In council ceded to the
Caughnawagas all their rights In the Ver
mont possessions. Canadian counsel has
been retained to make a thorough Investi
gation of the records In the United States.
The Canadian Indians have already made
formal application for possession or a rea
sonable compensation for the lands ceded
to them.
fi WUl mSB
The Relief Committee Organizes and
Assigns Tasks.
Tilt- Inlor-Ocenn Hiilldlnir, In Mnth
street, 111 He IH-iuIiinnrtLTH and
There Contrlhiitlon Mn lie Sent
Solicitors Appointed In enrl All
Government llnrennH The Appeal.
The relief committee appointed at the
mass meeting held In Masonic Temple
Thursday night In the interests of the
flood sufferers of Texas held a meeting jts
tcrday afternoon at the Board of Trade.
About tvvcnlj of the members were present
and a number of others not included in
the list. Commissioner Wight, Chairman
of the committee, called the meeting to
order. Capt. W. S. Scott was elected sec
retary and John Joy Edson treasurer.
The first step toward the organization
of tho work which is to be carried on in
this city for the benefit of destitute Tex
ans was then taken. A form of a letter
was adopted requesting the permission of
the Cabinet officers and heads of bureaus
to allow subscriptions to be solicited in
their departments.
It was stated that the Inter-Ocean build
ing, in Ninth Street, between E and F
Streets, northwest, which is now vacant,
had been placed at the disposal of the
committee by C. C. Duncanson to be used
as headquarters. A committee composed
of William Terrell and John Joy Edson
was appointed to make arrangements to
have the blanks printed to facilitate the
collecting of money and to have the forms
for subscriptions uniform.
A request was extended to the local
newspapers to open a subscription list in
their columns and the following resolution
was adopted by the subcommittee appoint
ed for the purpose:
To the Citizens ol the District of Columbia:
The undersigned officers appointed by the Tcsaj
relief coirimttce desire to appeal to the bjsmess
men and citizens gincralh. of the Ditriet ot
Columbia for such cah subscriptions as in
their ctntrcitv tliey maj sec lit to donate. The
ntusruptTs are authorized to receive funds, or do-'
nations maj be lelt with the Treasurer, John Jov
Ldvjn, at the Washington Loan and Tru-t Com
pany. Clothlrc and monej will be'rtceivcd at
headquarters ol the committee in the Inter
C)ean building;. Solicitors have been appointed
with autlority to receive subscriptions.
Tho names of C. M. Heller was placed
on tho general committee. Mr. Edson vol
unteered to make the necessary arrang
ments for the use of the Inter-Ocean
building. A committee composed of H
W. Szegedy, Mr. Deitrich, and C. M. Hel
ler was appointed to see the Commandant
of the navy yard and make arrangements
for the soliciting of subscriptions among
tho employes there. The permission has
already been granted by Claude M. John
60 5' ,PIrcctor of tho Bureau of Engraving
and Printing, and work In that department
was said to be progressing rapidly. Cap
tain Of the WatCh S. R. Radford nno in.
pointed to make all necessary arrangements
iui uib worn in tne uureau. For the State,
War, and Navy Departments W. S. Scott
was appointed to see tho secretaries and
mane arrangements with regard to the so
liciting of subscriptions. Other appoint
ments for the same purpose were: William
Low, In the Treasury Department; Wil
liam Terrell, in the Sixth Auditor's of
fice; M. M. Haywood, In the Second Audi
tor's office; Dr. Henry Hajrcs, in the In
terior Department; Charles F. Tanchlll, in
the Pension Office; Mr. Deitrich. in the
Printing Office; Seth Tulan, for the PqsU
office Department, and Capt. James E Bell,
for the city postoffice. In the Department
of Agriculture Mr Cooney and John Hyde
were selected, and to work among the
members of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, Mr. Taliferro and Pearson II.
Marsh were named. The Smithsonian In
stitution, the Fish Commission, and the
Museum will be looked after by W. V., Cox.
The Congressional Library was placed in
charge of C. J. Nels and Miss Bessie Dny
tr. Augustus Kleberg was appointed to
tal e charge of the Census Office, and Prof.
Robert V. Hill will make arrangements In
tho Coast Survey Offices. The District
Building will be looked after by Com
missioner John B. Wight. The meeting ad
journed subject to the call of the chairman.
The ladles auxiliary committee will hold
a meeting this afternoon at 4 o'clock in
room 8, 1517 H Street. An invitation is ex
tended to all women Interested in the work
of aiding the suffering people of Texas.
The committee expressed a desire that an
appeal be made to the people tomorrow by
tne ministers irom the pulpits of the
churches In the city.
Commissioner Wight last night sent a
telegram to Governor Savers of Texas stat
ing that the work of relief had been Inau
gurated In Washinr"" and asking where
the money and clothing collected should
be sent.
The following reply was received from
Governor Sayers:
Send ire contributions in menej ard I will see
that -it is property and judiciously di-tritnited.
Very man) thanks for generous interest in our
HoHpltnliUe In Portland to the
Vorth Atlnntle Squadron Men.
Portland, Me , July 14 Portland show
ered its hospitality today upon the men of
the North Atlantic squadron, rifteen
hundred marines and bluejackets were
landed this morning and participated In a
short parade, headed by five local compa
nies of the Maine National Guard, the
Maine Signal Corps, the Portland Naval
Reserves, and the Portland High School
Cadets. Brigadier Gen. Charles P. Mat
tocks, a Portlpnd veteran of two wars, was
chief marshal. The parade was headed by
carriages containing the officers of the
fleet. Governor Powers and staff. Major
Robinson and the collector of the port.
A pretty feature ot the occasion was the
floral bombardment of the naval division,
which was participated In by fifty joung
ladles, dressed in white. The formal re
view by the governor and officers took
place In front of the city hall. This after
noon the governor and staff went aboard
the Indiana and partook of luncheon with
Captain Taylor.
Ihe Wnrrrn Pedtillnir I'rom
delphlll to VoukerN.
New York, July 14. An entlro family is
touring from Philadelphia to Yonkers on
a queer-looking blcjclc, half tandem and
half carryall. They arrived at New Bruns
wick, N. J., last night. The party com
prises r. C. Warren, of No 418 Ridge
Avenue, Philadelphia, and his wife and
four children Minnie, seven; Trances, six;
Frank, three, and baby Elizabeth, eighteen
months old.
An ordinary tandem is the foundation.
On the left side Is a frame supporting a
box three feet long, two feet wide, and two
feet deep. A third wheel keeps tho rig
balanced. In the box sit the four young
sters, while the parents pedal the tandem.
An awning shields the children from tho
"We camp out when it Is pleasant,"
said Mr. Warren, "and we are enjqylng
ourselves tip-top We ride only early In
the morning and late in the nftcrnoon.
Wc expect to reach Yonkers on Saturday."
Killed for Slonlnc u Dosr.
Lancaster, Pa., July II. Edwin J. Bro
gan. of Tulton township, a carpenter, for
ts -three years old, with his wife and thres
children, came to this city yesterday and
surrendered himself to the district attor
ney, the charge against him being mur
der. On Tuesday R. Marlon Wiley, aged
twenty years, and John Wills, neighbors of
Brogan, passed the. Litter's place and threw
stones at his dog. Brogan shot Wiley In
the left lung and he died.
lurk Mnee .Tiny 4.
en 10m, juiy n. iunougn but one
more was added to the jfetof victims of
lockjaw in this city jfelerday, reports
from outside points Indickl etlfthat the epi
demic Is showing no slgrtIJ abatement.
This fact Increased the great Interest
aroused by the new method of tetanus
treatment discovered by Dr. Frank Hart
ley, of No. 52 West Fiftieth Street. This
method, by which the antitoxin serum is
Injected Into the brain of the sufferer, is
bang used wherever possible In the New
York hospitals, and its results are being
folded with wide attention.
Joseph Lavinsky, the fifteen- ear-old
boy who shot himself in the left hand on
July 4 with a blank" cartridge, died In
Bellevue Hospital at an early hour yes
terday morning. He had been treated by
the new method discovered by Dr. Hartley,
but no Importance Is attached by -nodical
men to the fact thatjdhe new treatment
tailed of success In this case-. Under the
direction of Prof. L W. Hotchki3s, one
of the visiting physicians at Bellevue Hos
pital, antitoxin" serum" w'as "injected Into
Lavlnsky's brain, but he was taken to
the hospital too late for hoy treatment to
be successful.
Dr. llartlej and Professor; Hotchklss de
voted themselves during'the dayto other
cases of lockjaw in the Hospitals. The new
method was applied to William Ralnberg,
twelve years old. who Is a patient in
Roosevelt Hospital. He shot himself In
the right hand with a toy plstoLon July 4.
Although he was not taken to the hospital
until Wednesday, Ralnberg went through
the operation In good condition, and be ha3
been resting quietly since. It was said
at the hospital last night that the patient
was doing very well.
Dr. Hartley, when asked about his new
method yesterday afternoon, said that he
had been working on it for two years, and
that while it was not an unfailing metbol,
it promised success in a much greater pro
portion of cases than any other method
thus far used. He said that the point long
striven for was to be able to inject the an
titoxin serum into the base of the brain.
This now could be done with mathemati
cal calculation, and Dr. Hartley said there
was no reason why the new method should
fail to cure If resorted to in time.
The caso of a girl from" Panama, who
was treated successfully at tho New York
Hospital about a- month ago. Dr. Hartley
said, was an Illustration of the results that
could reasonably be expected when the
new method Is applied In time. In several
instances where patients had died after
this method had been used, Dr. Hartley
said, the fault did not lie in the method,
but in the lateness of Its application. He
said that nothing could have saved the
Lavinsky boy, and that the same thing
was true cf others who had fallen victims
to the deadly tetanus recently.
Dr. Hartley's method was also given a
test In the Harlem Hospital yesterday.
Charles Roth, thirteen years old, who shot
himself in the palm of the left band on
July 4 with a blank cartridge-, has been
In a precarious condition for several days,
but It was decided to use the new method
In a final effort to savflili-llfe. It was
said at the hospital last night that young
Roth was very low and .that lie wa3 not
expected to live. . . -
There have been six deaths from lock
jaw In this city since Jujylil With one ex
ception all have been cases of boys who
were injured while celebrating the Fourth.
There have been morcHhan a score of
deaths from lockjaw within a week in the
Immediate vlclnitj of New York.
Detectlvcx Searching fjjr Clew to
Locate the InecildlarleM.
New York, July 14. Detectives are to
day hunting for clevv'that may lead to
the firebug3 whedcstroyedjiho stab'e3 of
William C. Whitney ta.WCjStbury, L. 1.,
last night. AddedTntere-tls given to their
search by the belief that the same percon
may have buroetfTdlellour, the home of
joung William II. Vanderbllt, at dakda'.c.
and tho home of Clarence H. Mackay,
in Wheatley, in Nov ember last. The sup
position has been that Idle Hour was burn
ed by burglars, while the Ma;kay fire
wjs attributed to a defective flue.
The blaze in Mr. Whitney's stabloj had
secured a good start before It was dl:cov
ered. Every workman on the place was
roused, and mounted men rode to tho near
by farms, asking all to lend a hand, and
the fire companies at IIemp3tead, MInoIa,
ltosljn, and Westbury were summoned by
telephone. At the clubhouse of the Mea
dow Brook Hunt Club the fire 'was ob
served as soon as it started, and the mem
bers of the club who are summering there
hastened to tho assistance of the servants.
Among the number were E. D. Morgan,
Stanley Mortimer, Thomas Hitchcock, jr.,
and Clarence Mackay. The men formed
themselves Into a fire, brigade and fought
the flames gallantly. -..
The men flrst turned their attention to
saving Mr. Whitney's valuable horses. Most
of his racing string were very toitunatciy
away, but several carriage and saddle
horse, many of them of great value, were
In the stables. It was difficult work get
ting at the animals. They were crazy
from fright, but the grooms and stablemen
worked hard, and only four of thp animals
perished. The spread of the fire in the
stiff breeze menaced Mr. Whitney's splen
did home for a time, and men were called
from nil other work and put to the labor
cf saving the house. Tho residence was
not damaged. The loss will probably reach
RdvvnrdH "VInde TooIh of Them In
Veel.liiB llevciipre.
Atlanta. Ga., July 11- J. A. Edwards, of
Bessemer, Ala, was yesterday afternoon
held for the grand jury on a charge of
larceny, under peculiar circumstances Ed
wards, It appears, married In Annlston,
Ala , some time ago, but his wife subse
quently was divorced from him and mar
ried Mr. Challan.
Trom a desire for vengeance he has sev
eral times sworn out warrants for fictitious
crimes on her part and then fled the juris
diction of the court before he could bo
called upon to substantiate his complaints.
His latest achievement was to secure a
renulsltion upon a warrant from the gov
ernor of Alabama on the gbvernor of Geor
gia for his former wife for alleged larceny
at Bessemer, and she was brought to At
lanta under arrest. ,,
Judge Orr, In bindng Edwards over,
stated that the system ot persecution
which the prisoner wiasj carrying on against
the woman was flendlsh In Its character.
Edwards cursed and raved when he
found that the woman was free while he
himself had to answer to a criminal
charge. i
"Am I to be held while that woman 's
allowed to go free".' Damn her, she ojght
to be sent to Jail, too" sbrleted the pris
oner. "Remove him from the court, Mr. Bail
iff," said the Judge. "Ilis very presence
pollutes the court. The manner In which
he obtained this warrant lis a travesty on
justice. He Imposed on me, on the solici
tor, on Governor Candler and on the gov
ernor of Alabama in order to gratify a
fiendish spirit of revenge on this little
Tho warrant against Mrs. Chalian was
dismissed in quick order. Her statement,
a letter from the sheriff of Jefferson coun
ty, Ala , which stated that the same perse
cution had been going on in that State,
and newspaper clippings showing the
same facts was nil the evidence submit
ted. Ccrvsern'k Cnhlii I!o IlnlixtH.
New York, July 14 Pedro Orlzar, four
teen years old, whg was a cabin boy and
bugler on the Vlzcaya, Admiral Cervera's
flagship. Is disgusted with Spain and
wishes to enter tho service of Uncle Sam.
He applied at the navy yard yesterday to
enlist in the United States Navy, and was
accented. He will be sent to the training
I school at Newport.
An EigliljcYear-Old Negro Accused
of thcvl'rime.
"Willlnm DoiIkoii Arrested nnd Confin
ed In the Alexnudrin Connt, Vn.,
JntI Confession Mndc and "Wlth
tlrumi V ineelnl Rrnml Jury Sum
moned borne Talk of n Ljiichlnfc.
William Dodson, colored, eighty years
old, was committed to the Alexandria
county Jail Thursday by Justice of tho
Peace Charles A. Trought, accused of
criminal assault on Viola Elliott, the
elght-y car-old daughter of John E. Elliott,
a white citizen" of Alexandria county, re
siding In Washington district, near Ches
terton n Postoffice, about half 'a mile from
the Virginia end of the Chain Bridge.
Dodson was arrested Thursday morning by
Constable William Marcey on a warrant
sworn out by the father of the child, and
was held In $3,000 ball, though the crime
Is a capital offence. He made a confession,
which he afterward retracted. .
The jail authorities were notified yes
terday morning that, a special grand jury
would be impaneled to try the case on
July 24. Charles C. Carlln, of Alexandria,
has been appointed special prosecuting at
torney In the absence oftbe regular official,
Richard Johnson,
The alleged, crime Is said to have been
commltted..on July J,L but the authorities
were not notified until Thursday, when
Mr. Elliott preferred the charge against
the negro. There is considerable excite
ment In Alexandria county over the affair.
Warden A. W. Nourse has taken unusual
precautions against a surprise and an at
tempt to lvnch the prisoner. The Jail was
strongly barricaded last night, and prep
arations were made to defend the prison
er should the citizens decide to take the
law into their own hands. Last night ev
erything was quiet in the vicinity of the
jail and no demonstration was expected.
At midnight Thursday a party of horse
men rede up to the jail and made an examination-
cf the premises, but made no
attempt to force an entrance. Warden
Nourso watched them unobserved and was
fully able, to resist any attack which might
have been made. Tho men on guard at
the Jail are well armed and no fear Is felt
that an attempt to lynch the prisoner will
be successful. The Jail Is a considerable
distance from tig nearest house, in tho
midst of'a tfifck woods.
When questioned by a Times reporter last
night Dodson denied the crime he Is al
leged to-have-committed, and said that tho
confession he made when first arrested was
brought about by fear and excitement.
The negro was a badly frightened man
and was convinced that a party had come
to lynch him when the newspaper reporter
was admitted to his cell. Both Dodson and
John E. Elliott are well known in that
section of Virginia, where they have resid
ed for more than thirty years. Dodson
has had a good reputation, and has never
been arrested before.
Brilliant Yomigr, Jr., biijs tlic Prac
tice AVI11 Continue.
Chicago, July 14 "The members of the
Mormon" Church who have contracted po
lygamous marriages do not shrink from the
Issue Involved in the case recently begun
against Angus M. Cannon. The present
Is probibl as good a time as any for de
termining whether we are to live undis
turbed the lives which the most solemn
obligations have imposed upon us or
whether we are to suffer the paln3 and
persecutions of those who have the courage
of their faith."
These were the words of Apostle Brig-
ham Young, of Salt Lake City, the eldest
son of the former head of the Mormon
Church, at the Grand Pacific Hotel here
"I, for Instance, covenanted to be a
faithful husband to my wives and true
father to my children. TVould I not be
false to every obligation of honor and
true morality to noK.cast them off?
"No polygamous marriages have been
contracted since tho Edmunds law went
Into effect. -The people have obeyed the
law Implicitly. I know this to be a facL
That mdny since that time have lived
polygamous lives undoubtedly Is true, but
without exception tbey were the results
of marriages that were contracted prior
to the passage of that law. Quite a num
ber of people have put away all but cne
wife, but many others felt their obliga
tions required them to continue the tela
tlons which they had taken on them
selves." -"Will polygamy continue to exist?"
"Not unless our people continue to be
pursued with bitter persecution."
Her BnlnenM Interest Sold
to the
IVevv Hooii Trust.
Pittsburg, Pa, July 14. Rev. T. De
Witt Talmage finds himself the husband
of a woman with a check for $1SO,000. The
check represents Mrs. Talmage's Interest
In the Lindsay & McCutcheon Mill, which
has sold out to the hoop trust.
Several weeks ago Thomas C. McCutch
eon and James M McCutcheon, managers
of tho plant, were approached by agents
of the hoop mill combination, who offered
$CJ0,000 for the concern. This was accept
ed and the plant turned over to the trust.
Mrs Talmage is a daughter and heir of
the McCutcheon who founded the old firm.
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ery purchaser of .1 pound
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Our Famous Elgin Cutter, 22 cents per pound
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Cor. 7(h and E Streets, amn M"?-
CroiiH In Vlnny Section Itnlncd
the I'urloiiH Ilnln Storm.
Somervllle, N. J., July 14. The heav
iest thunderstorm of- the season struck
this section Wednesday night. The storm
was accompanied by hall, which did great
damage to crop3 id the lower parr
of I
Somerset county. Captain VanDoren of
the Trenton boat line plying between
Trenton and New York on the Deleware
and Rarltan Canal reports that the sec
tion between Princeton and Millstone,
which he passed through early this morn
ing, is practically devastated by the
storm. He says that fruit trees, are
stripped, grain fields are laid low, and
nothing is left standing in the corn fie ds
but the stalks.
There was a terrific downfall of hall
In this district, which lasted an hour.
Near the county seat there was no hall,
but a terrible thunder storm, which last
ed several hours. The farm house of
James Cain, near here, was struck bj
lightning and the Inmates were severe y
shocked. The house caught fire, but the
flames were extinguished after a hard
battle by Cain and his neighbors".
Fort Jcrvl3, N. Y., July 14. During the
terrific thunder storm which passed ove.
this section Wednesday afternoon lightning
did much damage In Sussex county, N. J.
The large barns, cow stables, and ma
chine house of the Sussex county alms
house, near Branchvllle, were struck an!
burned, and five thousand sheaves of rye
and sixty tons of hay were consumed. Si
persons were milking In the cow stables,
two of whom were felled, but -vere not
seriously injured. Tho horses and cattle
were rescued. The Christian Church at
Baleville was struck by lightning and the
whole front of the church torn out. At
Smartswood station Harry Val.'a barn was
consumed, and at Sparta buildings are re
ported burned by lightning.
The Amil-versnry of Ills nirth as u
Dny of Itejolcln.
New York, July 11. The Manhattan Sin
gle Tax Club, through Director George P.
Hampton, has mailed to all parts cf the
civilized globe a circular suggesting that
hereafter Henry George's birthday be set
apart every year for special rejoicing
among single taxers. As George's birthdaySeptember-
2-falls this year on a
Saturday, the circular suggests that tha
celebrations take place on the next day
Sunday and that the celebration this year
should pave the way for a still grander
celebration on his actual birthday, Sunday,
September 2. 1900, the first year of the new
century, which is destined to witness the
full triumph of the cause to which Henry
Ceorge devoted his life and In the service
of which he died. The plan is to have a
series of local meetings all over the-world
A meeting Is to be held in a few days In
Tom L. Johnson's cfllce.ia.thts-cjty to ar
range with him, Henry George, jr., and
others a plan by which telegraphic mes
sages may be exchanged by the meetings
on the day of the celebration. The state
ment In the circular that 1900 will be the
first year of the new century Instead ot
the last year of the present century In the
mean time Is amusing some of those who
received the circular.
CieitlnK Hide on a Ilunnvvnj
tton Locomotive.
Altoona, Pa., July 14. Walter Williams
had an exciting ride on a wild traction lo
comotive on Shearer Hill yesterday after
ndon. Half way up the steep incline a
cog-wheel broke, and the awkward, big
machine began to descend the hill back-
wadr. At the bottom of the hill is an
ordinary wagon bridge spanning the creek,
and to miss it meant trouble. Williams
was afraid to take his hands off the steer
ing apparatus long enough to scramble
out of the engineer's box and jump, so he
concluded to trust to his luck. The big
machine was completely bejond control. Its
great weight adding to Its momentum every
Straining every nerve to the ordeal, Wil
liams ran the locomotive safely over the
narrow bridge. Beyond was another till,
narrow nriuge. uejuim u i. . ;.
anu tne traction locomouvc u mv,,a.u
up this incline before the force of gravity
caused it to stop lor a seconu. i neu it
dawned on Williams that he had to -ross
tho bridge again. In an Instant the ma
chine was again on the downward course.
There was a crash when the locomotive
struck the iron railing on one side of the
bridge, but, as luck had it, the rail tests
did not break under the Immense weight
and the locomotive hung half suspended
in midair, while Its driver, limp from
freight, scrambled to the bridge floor.
A Hoy Killed nnd Sevcinl l'ermins
Injured In PeniiKj lvnnln.
Stroudsburg, Pa.. July 14. This
county was visited Wednesday even
ing by a most uisastrous elec
trical storm. which was accom-.
panied by hall the size of marbles. Great
damage was done to growing crop3. Light
ning struck in several places, killing a boy
and injuring several others At tho time
tho storm broke Benjamin Place, Jr., hl3
son Paul, fourteen years old. and Clayton
Place were in a field. As they neared a
big walnut tree there was a terrific clap of
thunder, followed by a blinding flaJi of
lightning. Paul Place, who was just be
hind the wagon, was instantly killed, to
gether with the two horses and a dog.
Benjamin Place was struck and knockeJ
off the wagon nnd the other boy was also
rendered unconscious.
Col. O. C. smith Xlles sudden! .
The War Department received today the
telegraphic announcement ol the death of
Col. G C. Smith, depot quartermaster nt
St. Louis, Mo Colonel Smith died sud
cenl last night.
Former ('. A. It. Chnpliilii Ilj Inp.
Chattanooga, July 14 rormer Chief
Chaplain T. C. Warner, of the G. A. R..
lies at the point of death at Knoxvllle and
Is not expected to survive the day Dr.
Warner was also chaplain for the Depart
ment of Ohio.
Tornado AVreel.M In Ohio.
Springfield, Ohio, July 14. A tornado a
quarter of a mile wide swept through the
territory southwest of here last night
Buildings were unroofed and crops laid
flat. The property Io3 i3 very heavy.
At our maiu store and
branches we will give to ev
of Thea Xectarj which costs CO
a purchase of three pounds of tea
utter CrocL
Capture of Illicit WhInk.j- In So in cr
uet Coantr, In.
Altoona, July 14. A raid of revenue rrrn,
headed by Deputy Collector Dickson, was
made Into the moonshine section ot Som
erset county yesterday. The posse con-
sistcd of six men, all of whom were heav
ily armed. Near the summit o the Blue
Ridge the stills were discovered. Fire
was still burning In the boilers and every
thing Indicated a hasty flight on the part
of the moonshiners. The revenus men.
took possession of the stills, one of which,
had a capacity of eighty gallons and the
other forty. They concealed themselves
In the "bushes and late last night awaited
the return of tho moonshiners. Toward
dawn one of them was seen climbing tha
mountain, with his Winchester ready for
business. Before he reached the stlllshe
detected the presence of the officers, and
with a shot of defiance ran down Into the
forest. A dozen or more shots were fired
after him, one of which struck home, for
blood was found on the leaves after he had.
Falling In their effort to capture the
outlaws, the officers destroyed the two
stills and confiscated ten gallons ot Illicit
whisky, which they took to Somerset.
Snnimererfi nt arrnnnsett il;r
Witness n Brutal Hnttle.
Providence, R. I., July 14. Several
joung men of New York who are sum
mering at Narragansett Pier were treated
to a bloody prize fight at 4 o'clock this
morning, which was arranged for their
especial benefit. They left the Pier at
midnight on traps and buckboard3 and
were puraued by the police for hours be
fore the btuecoata -were given the slip.
The ring wa3 pitched in the depths of tha
wcods eight miles from the Pier.
Burnett Rhodes and Burrlll Johnson,
colored, fought eight rounds for a purse of
400, whfth the young cottagers and swelbt
put up, three-quarters go'ng to the win
ner. Rhodes won In the eighth round by
a right hand swing which knocked John
son out. The fight was a bloody affair.
Johnson wa3 outclassed in height, but ho
put up a stiff, gingery flgat.
ShocLed to Dentil nt the Top
of n.
KIre Alnrni Pole.
Sew York. July 14. George Payne, s.
special lineman of the Brooklyn fire de
partment on a special tour of Inspection,
looking for breaks or damage done by tha
storm on Wednesday night, arrived on tha
Lone Island City side of Newton Creek
bridge today just at the noon hour when
the traffic ot the day Is at the highest. lie
went up the pole and no one in the vicinity
paid any attention to him until a fright
ened cry went up from some one crosslns
the bridge. Then a series of screams and
cries followed and everybody turned In tho
direction of the pole on which Payne had
been working. They saw his writhing body
lying half way across the wires. Ills right
foot was caught In one of the climbing
spikes and this with the support the wires
gave prevented his falling. Payne showed
some signs of life and a call was sent to
St. John's Hospital for an ambulance. Be
fore It arrived Payne was dead. There
was a deep furrow burned in each of hU
hands, but otherwise there were no mark3
on the body.
Clniins Entered h- Children of the
Deceaxed Hcciiisc.
Plalnfield. N. J., July 14. The will o
Benjamin Bush, known familiarly a3
"Giant Ben of the Sourland Mountains;"
owing to his Immense statue and hermit
ways, who met a tragic death by being
cremated in the old house In which he
lived in the woods, several months ago :s
to be contested.
"G'ant Ben" spent all his life ia the
Somerset Highlands and succeeded in gath
ering together property worth about $1,030.
This he willed entire to Josephine B. Cru
ser, wife ot Cornelius B Cruser, ot Mont
comerv township, who did many little fa
vors for the queer old man during his lat-
ter davs when he lived
nermitliKe ex-
,. " Hl3 four chUdren. Martin, of hi
p Qf Prlnceton. Garrct D.r o
caco: Peter, ot rrinceton: uarrci u..
Skillman. and Mrs. Mary LatourettP, cf
North Plalnfield, were not mentioned In the
will, and they have resolved to con'est
its provisions. Hon. Alvah II. Clark, cf
Somervllle, represents the appellants, and
County Trosecutor Nelson R Djngan will
appear for the appellee. Surrogate Spencer
will give a hearing In the contest ca
July 2S.
Lizzie Cassldj btlll Mlimlnc nnd the
Police at rmilt.
New York, July 14 The Brooklyn police
yesterday learned the Identity of the man
seen In Jamaica, L. I , with a bareheaded
Infant, supposed to be missing Lizzie Cas
rldy. He Is a well-known business nan
ot that place, and the bareheaded baby
was his own.
The parents of the missing child yester
day received an anonjmous letter, saying
that a child answering Lizzie's description
was put off a car at Humboldt and Grand
Streets last Thursday, and that a nan
started with her toward the Bushwlck po
lice station, sajlng he would Ieive her
there. The Incident, according to the let
ter, occurred the day before Lizzie disap
peared, but the detectives thought tho
writer might have made a mistake la tha
Tatnl I'lKht Itetween Itaiirhinen.
Helena, Mont , July II. Word was re
ceived today from Livingston. Park coun
ty, telling of a quarrel between W D.
Smith and Robert Stevens, neighboring
ranchmen. They met upon the range and
a discussion ot an old trouble ensued They
becamo cnragd and Smith tried to kill
Stevens. The latter was too quick with hii
gun. however, and he Instantly killed tho
aggressor Stevens rode sixty miles to
Livingston and gave himself up. Owing
to the prominence ot both men the affair
created a sensation.
A ltnllrontl station ltnrned.
Pocomoko City. Md.. July 14. Cherlton
Station, on the New York, Philadelphia,
and Norfolk Railroad, was burned to the
ground earlv yesterday morning, together
with office fixtures, etc It was supposed
to have caught from u spark from a pass
ing train.

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