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Daily lighi .itλ κ <t. I«os. M Mill II m. TUBE EXPLODES FOUR MEN DEAD Hall a Score Others Injured in an Accident on Cruiser Tennessee. HORROR IN ENEINE ROOM I Disaster on New Warship Occurs as Vessel Is Cruising With Others ol the Squadron.—Admi ral Sebree s Flagship. San Pedro, Cal., June 6.—A terri ble accident occurred on board the United States armored cruiser Ten nessee at 11:08 o'clock yesterday morning. While the ship was steam·. ing at nineteen knots on a speed trial off Point Hueneme, Cal., a steam pipe in the starboard engine room burst under 235 pounds pressure, in-1 stantly killing four men and injur ing ten others, all of the men in the compartment at the time. Two of the injured, it is expected, will die. The explosion, the cause of which is un known, occurred only a few minutes after Admiral Muriel Sebree, Cap- 1 tain F. B. Howard and Chief Engin- j eer Robertson had left the engine room on a tour of inspection. There were fourteen men in the fire room when the tube, which is four inches in diameter, and inclosed with water inside the boiler, blew out, driving a torrent of scalding steam, coal dust, cinders and hot ashes through the ash pit and show ered the half naked men. A blast of white steam from the ventilators tcld those on deck of the accident, and Lieutenant Commander S. S. Robinson, the navigator, in stantly sounded a general alarm and dropped twenty lines of hose ready for use in case of fire. Within the j doomed fire room, No. 3, amidship ' on the starboard, which is one of the j sixteen inclosed fire compartments, the surviving seamen were fighting for life. A. Rhengold and George | Meeks were stricken dead at their j posts. B. C. Boggs and George Wood crawled, or were dragged into the adjoining fire room and died almost ! immediately. The surviving seven, j all of whom received some injury, ' acted with the greatest heroism in j aiding their unfortunate mates. Rear Admiral Sebree himself es caped death or serious injury in the fire pit by a mere moment's time. He had left the room where the e*plosion occurred not fifty seconds before. At the time the admiral stood in the engine rofin adjoining the fire room : with C'oi'f Engineer Robertson and Captain Howard. His first intimation j of the trag'idj was as he mounted the laddo- ι>,d a half-naked fireman leaped part him suffering from scalds. When the ί moke came from 'he fire iron, tiie fire call was sound- j ed and all the oiow went to their : stations in perfect order and in a few seconds fifteen or twenty lines \ of hose were ready to turn on the water. Several of the crew behaved with heroism and will be reported to the .department later when full par ticulars are known. Special Venire for Third Trial. Kaufman, Texas, June 6.—The case of John Woodall, charged with the murder of Hulen Worhenton will come up here next Monday. Two hundred special veniremen have been ordered. This case has been tried twice, resulting in a hung jury both times. When you see chocolate candy wrapped, you may know it is fresh. Cozy Corner. 54 A NEGRO BRUTE ! SHOOTS OFFICER Constable Conger Mortally Shot; by Negro Whom He Had Under Arrest. ] SIT WITH JS OWN GUN The Officer Is Overpowered by the Fiend Who Secured Possession j of the Weapon. — Four Shots Were Fired. The little town of Red Oak was ι thrown into feverish excitement this morning when information reached there that Constable Tom Conger, one of the county's most popular peace officers, had been shot and mortally wounded by a negro brute whose name is supposed to be Nel- ] son Golden and who is known by the j nickname of "Big Boy." , The first reports of the affair were j rather vague and Indefinite. The ne- I gro was working on the Henry Batchler farm near Ferris, and it seems he had gone there from the Red Oak precinct leaving an unpaid fine in the justice court there. Con stable Conger went to the Batchler farm early this morning, placed the negro under arrest and was convey ing him back to Red Oak in a bug gy. According to information reach ing here the officer had proceeded nearly to Henry when he was over powered by the negro who took pos session of his'gun. The weapon was then turned on the defenseless offi cer and it said four shots were fired, two of them taking effect. The first news reaching Red Oak stated in I substance that Conger had been in stantly killed, but it was later learned that he was alive with all the chances against his recovery. Constable Conger was universally esteemed by the people of his pre cinct and when news of the tragedy reached Red Oak intense feeling was aroused. Citizens of the town armed themselves with whatever weapons could be procured and started in search of the negro. Citizens of Fer ris community have also joined in the man hunt and it is said that every possible avenue of escape is being guarded. The negro is report ed to have taken refuge in Bear creek bottom, where his capture is almost inevitable. Sheriff Forbes and Constable McCalpin left Waxahachle for the scene of the trouble immedi ately after news of the shooting reached this city. The fate of the ne gro depends upon who is first to ef fect his capture. If the officers reach 1 him first an effort will be made to I elude the mob and convey him to a I place offsafety. If the angry citizens I who are searching for the brute get hold of him before the officers do summary justice will be dealt out to him in short order. Constable Conger was probably between 35 and 40 years old. He is unmarried aϊβ had lived in the Red Oak neighborhood several years. Two years ago he was elected con stable and is looked upon as be ing one of the best officers in the county. He is a man whose charac ter Is unimpeachable and is highly esteemed by all who know him. A telephone message from a mer chant at Henry to this paper at 11 o'clock said that Constable Conger was alive, but that little hope for his recovery was entertained. Imme diately after the shooting the wound ed officer was removed to the home of John House, a farmer living about a mile from Henry, where physicians were hurriedly summoned to render medical attention. Of the four ehots fired by the negro it is said only two took efTect, one passing through the officer's body and the other breaking one of his arms. The Henry mer chant said the negro had been sur rounded In Bear creek bottom by be tween seventy-five and one hundred determined men who did not propose to let him get away. As soon as his capture is effected a lynching bee is almost sure to follow. Dr. Pierce of Ferris was one of the physicians called to attend Constable Conger. He reported to the sheriff's office between 11 and 12 o'clock that Conger was wounded three times. One sliof broke his right arm. an- j other took effect in his shoulder I blade and on·· bullet entered his left 1 side. Dr. Pierre regards the wounds ^ as extremely dangerous, but says j there is a possible chance for ttie of-! ficer to recover. At that hour the negro had not been captured, and it was reported to the sheriff s office that he was working up Bear creek ι bottom toward Dallas county. Sheriff Ledbetter of Dallas county was ad vised of this and he promised to send ! several of his deputies out to watch ' for the negro and pick him up if he attemps to get into the city SITK FOU FFÎDKKAL BVII.IHXIi. I Proposal <<> Purchase Grounds to t Considered by Government. Postmaster MeOlaln has received 1 notice from the postoffice department ; at Washington that the treasury de-j partment will soon invite proposals j for the sale or donation of a suit- | able site for a federal building. An appropriation of $»»0,000 for (he pur chase of a site and construction of a building was made by congress just before its adjournment last week. All proposals for the sites will be ! opened in Washington, and soon j thereafter an agent of the treasury j department will be sent here to make I a personal examination of the pro posed locations and such other as he deems desirable. Upon his report, together with representations in writing from other sources, the de- j partment selects the site, and if the \ property is to be acquired by pur chase, accepts the offer of the sue- j cessful bidder, subject to the con- j ditions stated in the advertisement ! and the attorney general's approval [ of the title. CHINESE SNIPPED OVER LINE Were Found Hall Starved in Freight Car at Frisco. San Francisco, June 6.—When a sealed box car which apparently came intact, from Galveston, was opened in the Southern Pacific yards yester day, sixteen half-starved Chinese were found, in addition to half a load of heavy steel. The car was 10 days on the road and had been in the yards for 4 8 hours. The Chinese had a little water and a few crack ers left, but were weak and hollow eyed. One of them showed a certifi cate entitling him to admission to this country, but the others were turned over to immigration officials. It is supposed by the officials that the men were smuggled across the Mexican boundary and placed in the car at El Paso, seals on the car be ing replaced with others. ! I Program B. Y. P. U. Seniors, j Subject: Missions in the South j west. Leader: Miss Leona Cantrell. I Scripture lesson, Isa., 40:18-31. j What is the present opportunity? Willie Todd. What will the future be? Miss Kidd. Music (selected). Through what agency must we work for this territory? J. S. Her ring. What has the home board done in the past? Brother Nevins. Closing exercises. CARS COLLI LIGHT ARE DEAD i Score of Others Art' Seriously injured. Some of Them Fatally. OF Running oi a Number of Extra Cars Between Baltimore and Annapolis Direct Cause ol Disaster. Impact Ferrilic. Annapolis. Md., June fi.—In a head-on collision between two special cars on the Washington, Baltimore and AnnapoJlj> electric railroad shortly before 8 o'clock last, night eight persons were killed outright and a score of others were seriously Injured, some of them perhaps fa tally, The collision was due to a con fusion of orders, as the line had been runlng several extra cars each way in connection with the com mencement festivities at the naval academy. The disaster occurred just beyond Camp Parole, which is the first sta tion after leaving this city. Both of the wrecked cars were specials, one of them bound from Baltimore to Annapolis, the other running from here and bound for Baltimore. The latter carried a few passen gers, while the other was well tilled. The impact was terrific and both cars were wrecked, that bound for this city being thrown from the rails. As quickly as possible aid was sent from hero and the dead and In jured were brought to this city. Of the injured. General Traffic Mana ger William E. Slaughter' of the [ Washington, Baltimore and Annapo lis was in the worst condition and his death at any moment would not cause the physicians surprise. BEGINNING OFJÎTON DEHHL The Evangelist s First Sermon Heard by a Large Audience. The first night of the union reviv al which is being conducted by Rev. R. A. Walton and his three assist ants, Robert Jolly, G. Preston Smith and Vern Works, drew a large crowd to the First Methodist church. There were at least 800 people at the ser vice last night. The choir which has been organized and drilled by C. R. LeBlond was in its place and showed the result of the fine training which it has received. Mrs. Crow played the piano and Sunday there will be two pianos and as many Instruments as can be got ten together. All the pastors of the city were on the platform and took part in the service. Before the sermon. Mr. Ci. j Preston Smith of Washington, N. J., : sang "No Love Like His Love to ! Me." After a prayer by Pastor Nev ins of the Baptist chuch Dr. Walton called on a quartette composed of Mr. C. R. LeBlond, Mr. Works, Mr. Smith and Mr. Jolly to sing "Nobody Loves Like Jesus." The quartette is I to sing at all the night services dur ing the meeting. Dr. Walton took as his text, "It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believ ed." In a direct, forcible way he gave Instructions to christians and outlin ed the plans of the meeting. Never has a meeting in Waxahachie been so thoroughly organized as has this meeting and every pastor and num bers of the business men. have er i pressed themselves as believing that j this will be a great campaign. At the I close of the sermon Mr. Robert Jolly ■of Louisville, Ky., sang "Power in the Gospel." Mr. Works of Ennis is well known in this part of Texas and j has many relatives in Waxahachie. J There will be no services today. Schedule for Sunday: 9:00 a. m. ! Sunday school In all churches; 10 a. ] m. Pastor's meet their own people for forty-five minutes. 11 a. m. Union services in First Methodist church. 3 p. m. Young Peoples' meeting, First Methodist church. 3 p. m. Meeting of all committees at Baptist church. 7:15, Union service at First , Methodist church. All ladles asked to sit In Sunday school building. There will be but one service on ■Monday and that will be at. 7:4Γ> p. m., at First Methodist church. Morn ing services Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 o'clock. FORTY THOUSAND SIGN PETITION Statement at Meeting ol the Central Executive Board at Dallas. Dalas, Tex.. June 6.—Forty thou sand signatures of democratic voters who want the question of prohibition submitted to the vote of the people have been procured by the democrat ic prohibition submission committee. This was the report made yester day at a meeting of the central exe cutive committee of the democratic prohibitionists. It was stated that in the neighborhood of 50,000 sgna tures are necessary under the pro vision of the Terrell election law, it Is said. The closing up of the submission campaign was discussed yesterday by members of the central executive committee. Those present were A. H. Kirby of Abilene, Judge J. F. Newman of Brady, H. O. Geddie of Mineola. H. A. Ivy of Sherman, Tom F. Thompson of Waxahachie, Robert Spearman of Greenville, Epps G. Knight, Arthur W. Jones, Sterling P. Strong, George W. Owens and Dr. George C. Rankin of Dallas. HON. JACK BEAIjIj IS IN TOWN. a Congressman From Fifth District Now Ht udy for His Campaign. Hon, Jack Beall. congressman from the fifth district, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon. "I am now on my way to the train to go to Waxahachie. I expect to begin campaigning at once, it is my inten tion to make a thorough canvass of the district. 1 shall be in and out of Dallas several times during the cam paign. "i think there is no longer a doubt in the minds of even the most skeptical that the Trinity can be made permanently navigable. I went down and looked at it just now. It was difficult for even an old time Texan as I am to believe the accounts of the flood which have been ap pearing in the News. But the water marks and the wreckage are there to show for themselves."—Dallas News. Mrs. La Shello Weds. New York, June 6.—-A romantic courtship had its culmination today in the wedding of Mrs. Mazie Nadine LaShelle, widow of Kirk La Shelle, author, playwright and theatrical manager, and Joseph Howland Hunt, a prominent architect of New York. The ceremony was performed at the country house of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Vanderlip, the former a life-long friend of the bride's first husband and one of the pallbearers at his funeral. La Shelle, who first produ ced "Arizona," left his widow a for tune of about $100,000. Miss Susan Pope returned this morning to her home at Cameron. She taught in the Waxahachie High school during the last term. I Have You Seen the Suits We Are Selling at $15 and $20? Without exception they are the best values of fered in Waxahachie for the money. If you want extraordinary value in smart looking serviceable Summer Suits come and see our offerings at $15 and $20 Ο Comfortable Underwear for the warm days 50c and up Our Cold Drinks are always fresh and up-to-date, mixed with the purest of ingredients. Blackberry Juice is one of our lead ers, try it and you will want another. IK DRUG ■ ONLY THE BEST / Chicken Feed Yesterday we received a new hind of Chicken Feed and the chicken raisers who have seen it say that it is fine, and most of them bought some. We want you to try it. In cloth sacks at 30c and 60c !Phr J. B.HINES JELLO j The much talked of and much used dessert. We can supply you with any flavor. I R.oy Connally Ô Co., I Ice Cold Watermelons TODAY ;; Our line is very complete and we can fill your orders promptly. If you are not a customer you can become ;; one at anv time. Our goods are as good as the best ;; and we guarantee perfect satisfaction. E,. C. LUMLEY, Both Phones 31 Opposite P. O. A Nice Line of Candies, and always fresh. We have stick, fancy mixed, choco late, Butter Scotch and most any I Rind you want. °"Λ~ P. P. SMITH Ô CO. "S"