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Vote Early and Often for
Queen of the Carnival ;
VOL. XXVI.—NO. 187.
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After Brief Sleep the Pope
Awakens in Alarming State
Leo Displays Remarkable Vitality and Insists on Dis
cussing Treatment With His Physicians—Strong
Stimulants Are Being Given Him and There Is No
Hope, the End Being a Matter of Hours—Streets of
Rome Are Thronged by Anxious Crowds.
Copyright 1903, by W. R. Hearst. ;.7.-7- , :
ROME, July 6, 7a. m.— lt Is reported the pope is in
sensible. Dr. Lapponi has administered fresh injection with
out result.
It is reported that the pneumonia Is spreading to the
left lung. Dr. Lapponi is still'at the pope's bedside. : His
holiness pulse is almost imperceptible.
Special Cable to The Globe. '-'^j;
ROME—S o'clock Monday morning—The pope passed;
a very bad night. The congestion has spread to the left
lung. Life is now sustained only by oxygen and stimulants*
Baron Meyer, commander of the guard, just said the pope's
death is expected hourly.
Special Cable to The Globe.
ROME, July 6.—The. life of Pope Leo
Is fast ebbing away. . The aged pontiff,
stricken with senile pneumonia, real
izes that death is only a question of
hours. Despite ; the "physicians': orders
that he should remain In perfect quiet
he talked yesterday for two hours with
Cardinal Oreglia". of the arrangements
for the conclave that will be held when
he shall have passed away.'.. His holi
ness favors the succession of . Cardinal
Gotti, arid , 'expressed ■'■ his desire
that his ■ favorite should ; become pope;
when" Prof. Mazzoni intervened and
begged the pope not to wear himself
out, but obey the doctor's orders. His
holiness replied:-' "If it 1 were only of
any use, but T~ do not believe : it" would
be. ' The brief T remainder of my life
must be given to. God's church, not to
my own poor comfort." - -
_He continued to give Injunctions .to
Cardinal Oreglia as to the future until
he sank into unconsciousness from ab
solute exhaustion, r-. Cardinal.. Oregiia
has formally taken charge of the gov
ernment of the church and staff and the
household of the - Vatican are making
all preliminary arrangements foj^,the
demise of the pope and the summorff rig
of the conclave to choose a successor.
Prof. Mazzoni said last \ night: ?'-..' -7. 7j
: "In forty- hours, if not sooner,
all will be over.; ; The body of the dying
pontiff is too frail and enfeebled to re
spond to any efforts by ' the physicians
to restore its strength." •' ;; 7,77 ,7 V
.The pope received the last sacra
ments at 9 o'clock last night, with great
serenity.quoting a Latin' verse on mor
tality. 7;;: '■' ' --■ .'; :;>:. ;.; v":"7 7-: '"7- -"?t|-
'■■ - The cardinals now in Rome V held J a
secret meeting today, "it is said,'; under
Rampolla, "to decide upon the candi
dates for the . succession, but the re
|ult- is unknown.
' ROME, : July 6.—(3 7a. : m.)—-"God's
will be done. 7. Who would have be
lieved it: when only ten days ago I was
presiding : over 'i a j public :"* consistory?",
murmured; feebly-Pope ': Leo as, he felt;
himself • late v last evening sinking, into:
a sleep which lasted; about three hours
until i excruciating 7 pain -^; brought:- the
dying -" pontiff back ™to consciousness.
He f groaned ; and complained;: of pains
on both sides :of the thorax. ~ Tenderly
Dr. Lapponi. -assisted': by Pope:; Leo*
valet, Pioc'entra,, and the physician's I
second-"assistarit,:iDe k .''Pastro,.lifted the
frail form, and .changing the position,
succeeded in-, giving tine patient some
relief. -- - V \...,-. J.%Z; | v • - - - < r'
Though hovering on the brink of
death- the life : of the -pontiff is- still
prolonged by means of strong' stimu
lants : and concentrated nourishment, j
and while he 'is. ssll alive, his wonder- ; J
ful7vitalitycmay^agalnrresist and con-, j
quer the.attack of this . illness. __ Late
last evening, after the excitement of
the ceremony .of i.the) last" sacraments ,
: was over,. the * pope '-seemed = less 1 rest- j
less, partly soothed" by . a dose of j
chloral, -' which was given to him in j
considerable quantity.^'-' ' ..' '■" ; ''':•'.
.. • The pontiff is lying: .on a small bed j
drawn to : a window overlooking the i
piazza of SL Peter's^r--,Tbe. ; only pic
ture in the room is an antique Madon
na and the sole ornament a great ivory
crucifix.-:- ..- -.*-.i-^->--'':^•"-" "-•--" ' "'7
The interior of the Vatican during
, the early hours jof I the morning testifies
to the conviction' that the passing of
Pope-Leo is very near. - The court
yard of St. DarnasoAlsSfilled with the •
, carriages of the cardinals. . Cardinal
: Satolli \ drove to Rome from Frascati 1
: this evening, the beautiful carriage
horses covered With; dust and perspira
tion.:^";C-'"--i*;-?.;'-^7;' '* -'. ":';:7 L |
j>- In the Cortilet^re drawn ;up the car
riages of the cardinals .and of -. many
notables. .j,' Servants and messengers
; hurry across the court with bundles of
• huge wax tapers, and"- with the robes
of the • ecclesiastical •♦ dignitaries who
are waiting within the ; palace. The
ante chambers of { the > palace » were all j
• through ) the night ; {thronged with the
princes of the church, high noblemen i
and members |of the "diplomatic corps. }
Telegrams rof inquiry have "been"; re- ;
ceived from ; several of the monarchs |
of -Europe." .-., -.-.-'- :*-fe? "v.-*■ : v '• :
.: During■*• the r afternoon the ? strength
-of the ; pontiff ;-begap'ito fail him rap
! idly and ' his condition became, so critic
. cal that ~it appeared I that only a v few
hours of ; his ". life _ remained -to 7 him. It
1 was, therefore, deemed • wise to . advise
: him t- of :-,- his >■ grave condition and - this: |
! was done with tender precaution. Pope' i
:Leo was thus prepared J-for.; his last j
communion, which was "{administered \
• tonight '. with the 7 participation tof ? all j
the 7 cardinals ? now «rirT. Rome r and the i
whole of the pontifical court.,7 7: ;
The solemn yet gorgeous ceremony |
of "administering theja_st sacrament took
" place at: the bedside 4of Pope ' Leo. The |
central *? figure was. the dying :* pontiff,rl
r his"-7 long life's journey nearly:? over, j
calmly preparing to enter the '■ dark val- '
ley. His : pale and SSgmaciated'vface," al
most as : white ras \ the; pillows on ; which
jit rested, showed little signs of life,
except the "; keen, glittering eyes,: al
ways ; his' most striking feature. i
Around the " h»V« ;-* wero 7irrounert 7. th« I
noble guards, in their glittering uni
forms, the knights of the .cloak and
sword, in - their picturesque medieval
costume of :black with white ruffs;
twenty-five cardinals, all the members
of the sacred college who are c present
in Rome." stately and venerable , figures
in their sweeping crimson robes, the
whole forming a scene of rich, yet
subdued coloring, a fit subject for the
pencil ;of Rembrandt. The \ whole of
what is called the pontifical family,
headed by Cardinal Rampolla. and in
cluding ": all the ; private | chamberlains,
were there. * Nearest to the bed stood
the | imposing, "■■ tall figure of .- the cardi
nal grand--penitentiary. Serafino Van
nutelli. with the pope's confessor^ to
hear ,the last: confession of the depart
ing pontiff/ Then ; the • priest apostolic
approached; bearing - the viaticum, to
give ; the last communion and another
extreme unction,- assisted by the grand
penitentiary.... Pope {Leo feebly' recited
the confession' of faith, as formulated
by the . council of Trent, and finally the
words of absolution and the ; formula
;of indulgence in articulo | mortis -were
solemnly pronounced by the grand pen
itentiary. The heads of the great re
ligious orders who were present "grant
ed the pope the " special ? indulgences
which they have the privilege of con
ferring. Then came the touching pray
>ers -for a . passing soul and' part of ■. the
gospel.the Lord's Passion. As the last
, words j died 7 away, 7: all "fell - on - their
knees.;, The pontiff, raising his almost
transparent fingers with a, feeble effort
pronounced in scarcely audible words
his benediction on" the sacred•.. college
and on " all • present and then sank back
on I the -pillows, g There was scarcely a
tearless, eye in the .whole, assemblage;
_the v sobs -of the pope's ' relatives "were
"plainly heard.'7 Deep ', silence j fell, only
broken now and again by a' murmured
prayer ,or- a * pious ■: ejaculation. L—J '-'LrL -
|, :In the- portion of the ; loggia "of Ra
phael, •; adjoining the '-i papal apartments,
were . the families of Count Riccardo
PecciJ and Count i Moroni, the " pope's
nephews.7 . 7,-v, . :"; '.- - ,7^.'.
All kinds :of ; speculation are already
| in circulation"; as i to.: the probable suc
cessor to .the throne of St. Peter. Opin
ions are ,7 much' divided, owing ito < the
! many? interests which will be ? affected
! according to the I choice v made by ; the
' sacred" college. The first question the
j cardinals | will have Ito \% solve will be
I whether the 2 conclave \ shall ibe :, held \in
' Rome or r outside-of,- Italy. It tis* be
i lieved that the supporters ofi, the idea
i of abandoning Rome will be even fewer
l in the conclave held after the death
lof I Pius; IX when : thirty-two out of
: thirty-seven cardinals voted ;in ; . favor
|of Rome. The second question will be
' whether :,Ithe^~next~ pope must be an
I Italian :or a foreigner. It _ is ;generally
-V-; Continued on Sixth Pace.
PAPAL MASS- „::7- f'
IN >T.-PCTER'S\ :ROMC ...i
Armed Mobs Patrol (the Streets
and Attack the Jail—State
TiODps Ordered to the Scene
of Trouble. : . :
EVANSVILLE,- Ind., July 6.—At 3
o'clock this morning the crowds on
the streets are increasing, and firing
can be heard in all directions. Disor
der and deadly rioting are everywhere
and every one of the thousands on
the streets is carrying his life in his
hands. .
The police are being, cheered for
numerpus arrests of the negroes they
are now making. Every time a negro
is taken into custody the police are
applauded and hundreds of people are
following the wagon. A whole patrol
wagon load of negroes was picked up
on Water street a few minutes ago
and about 200 shots were fired as they
passed up Main street. The mob is
still going through the. streets looking
for negroes. The Acme hotel had to
close its doors tonight because all of
its colored servants became panic
stricken and ran away.
U EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 6.—At one
o'clock- this- morning this city Is in the
hands of-a mob. Troops have been or
dered out by the governor to protect the
jail, which is surrounded by two thousand
men. Two negroes have been killed in the
race riot which is rampant. The crowd
around the jail, incensed at the murder of
a patrol by a - negro, is shouting deatl
to.all negroes.;-The negress has been se:
cretely removed to Vinnennos but the mob
■ refuses," to believe It and is trying to tear
down' the jail. Stone masons in the mob
are chiseling out the bars of the win
dows and a battering ram is being used. . i
:" A white boy named Logan has been shot
by a negro. ?An unknown negro woman
has been killed.and several negroes have
been severely injured. A company of ne
groes; armed '•'Winchesters,' is march
ing through the streets • threatening tc
kill all white people." . They, have broken
into a hardware store and secured all the
arms and ammunition. 7 Three business
men I have just ■ been fired upon -and j are
now organizing and arming a party to
exterminate the negroes. ' .
The militia has been ordered , out and
within an hour will be at the Jail. \ A
telegram has' been receiv< by Capt.
Blum, of company E, to get the men to
gether] as quickly as possible, and. to pro
tect' the prisoners at: the jail at all haz
ards. After the mob has been "dispersed
they will begin to' run down the riotous
negroes. 7 Almost every hardware store. in
the city has : been broken" into by the citi
zens-, and' not a ; man can be seen on": the
streets; who i% not armed. - Those;, of • the
police officers. who are ' not on 'duty at the
jail or". the .^station. houses are - patrolling
the streets with ; rifles, 'i he streets]pre-'
sent a scene of -wild "disorder. - Frightened
women are hurrying to their homes, afraid
to ; venture * on the side l streets..* Negroes
are reported gathering at several,' points.
The police are powerless to preserve: order.
The entire \ force is not j sufficient to cope
with '] the crowds: around the jail. •-. .-:'-
The race riot tonight was the im-
mediate 'outcome of. the shooting, of Pa
trolman .Massey; Friday night by Lee
Brown,' a negro../ Brown and another negro
had-engaged in a quarrel and Brown had
i sworn - to;: kill his \ antagonist.^ He {ran
;toward;. his home to secure a; revolver and
Patrolman Massey, Hearing of the trouble,"
lay in wait for Brown. As the negro came
back armed, hunting his enemy. Massey
stepped from a doorway and laid .his hand
on Brown's r-;shoulder.-'. Brown ':"- turned
"quickly and shot the policeman in the ab
domen. The I officer,. as '{ he ; lay (on :■ the
sidewalk, fired at Brown j and { wounded
him dangerously. '■■ .'• He : fell and the •„ two
fired at ;• each. other ■; as they, lay -on .-. the
Daveßientrremntvine their revolvers.
A —
In St. .-. Paul and vicinity today:
ft— : —— '■
Flood Causes Breaking of Dam
at Oakford Park, Pa., and
: Many Drown Before They Can
Reach Safety.
• GREENSBURG. Pa., July; 5.— A
waterspout of immense proportions
striking in the vicinity of Oakford
Park this afternoon at 6 o'clockcreated
a flood v that caused c great, loss of life
and : property. It is known that at
least twenty .persons lost their lives,
and rumors I place the number of dead
at more than 100,. but until ''a late hour
tonight only three or four, bodies have
been, recovered, having been washed
to the ".; banks of the " little creek that
runs parallel with the park. ' The names
of those known and -believed to have
been drowned are:
nineteen^'of .Jeannette.-i'
.. EDWARD. O'BRIEN; of Latrobe. an
employe ' of ,—Brown-Ketcham company,
here.-"..-:':-^.':.'7/.-."~-7-. . . •
JOSEPH j OVERLY,., of ' Indianapolis,
Ind., '►employed :by.;Brown:Ketcham.
-LUCY CRCM. of Jeannette.'. - ■ .
AND TWO CHILDREN, of; Greensburg.
At 3 o'clock rain began to fall in
torrents in .the vicinity/of the park
arid. spread over a territory covering
probably ten "miles.' A : half 'hour later
the cloudburst'occurred, and the um
brellas carried by trie crowds of peo
ple were crushed like egg shells.' The
waters."in the lake of Oakford park
began *to ' swell, and Manager James
'McGrath.: believing there was danger
of ' a', final I break in j the 'great walls of
the dam, hurried among the crowds of
pleasure'seekers,' who had gathered
under the "roofs of the eating stands,
the r merry-go-round, the theater, the
dancing'pavilion and other buildings In
line* of the, water. if the banks should
break,' and warned them to run to the
hills. .'On'both: sides of the : pleasure
grounds there are high hills, the parK
being-located in a ravine about a
fourth of a mile wide and a mile long.
The ; people, being protected from the
rain, .were , loath to leave the cozy
places, and not until Mr. McGrath arid
his assistant, Charles Thomas, entered
each.building in turn and simply drove
the crowds out into the rain did they
realize that the -park's ;managers were
in earnest; that .earnestness being de
picted in their pale faces, for they,
knew, after careful study of the dam,
that a full flood meant probably the
breaking vof the • wall that" held- five
acres of water, r A half hour after the
buildings had been cleared of the peo
ple the waters mounted the walls of
the dam and within a few minutes wa
ters to the depth of five feet were (low
i ing over the entire length of 400 feet
of wall. The park, studded with build
ings, the merry-go-round, the laugh
ing gallery and other amusement
places, were twisted about and all but
the dancing pavilion and large lunch
stand were wrenched from their foun
dations. The rain continued to fall in
torrents, and at 4 o'clock forty feet
of the wall of. the dam to the east
gave, way with a crash. The flood
beat down the ravine with a roar that
was heard for two miles. A half mile
down at the junction of the Greens
burg & Jeannette and the park car
lines the car barns are located. The
barns were-lifted, and, with the force
of a pile driver, the huge posts from
the dam were hurled by. the waters
against the barn. Behind was the small
waiting rom, and on the track was
standing a car laden with people on
their way from.Greensburg and Jean
nette. The electric storm had render
ed the power house useless and the
motorman was unable to move the car.
The flood struck the waiting room,
containing probably a dozen people. A
number of them struggled to a point of
safety, but in the confusion that fol
lowed, It is not positive how many
were lost. The street car was caught
and swept into the creek and whirled
and tumbled about. A number of peo
ple in the car jumped off, and then.
are conflicting stories as to the num
ber of persons who were carried with
the car. Among those who were
washed into the flood was <"'. M. Mc-
Lain, of Greensburg; Edward O'Brien
and Joseph Overly and Misses Keefer
and Crum. Young McLain is an ex
pert swimmer w and has exceptional
courage. 7 The cries for help from the
two unknown women brought . the
young man to their side as they were
struggling in the water, and grabbing
both about the, waist, he kept their
heads above, water as the three were
carried In the direction, of' Jeannette
by the rising tide. The brave lad held
to the women for more than a mile,
and then exhausted and ready to sink
to his death, he released his hold and
the women-sank. -It was with the
greatest difficulty that he managed to
get to shore. He went back to the
park, but. up to a late hour tonight
the names of the . women were not
known. It is believed that fully ten
people who were in the car Xwere
drowned. ,
Standing on the platform near the
Waiting room there was a man and
wife,' whose names have not been
learned. When the flood came the
husband escaped, but the wife was
carried away.- It Is said that the
couple resided at-Jeannette.' It was 6
o'clock wher. the first messenger bear
ing the news of the. terrible catas
trophe reached Greensburg. - -
IRWIN. Pa., July s.—The sudden ris
ing of Brush creek this evening caused
by the cloudburst and the breaking of
the Oakford dam, caused damage In this
neighborhood of { -several .hundred
thousand dollars arid probable loss of
life. .-■'.-{■ ■.{-V-'i -r<' -,{" .-'-..:
77 So sudden was the rise of the stream
that people living along the banks had
barely time to run to the hills. Many
houses and other buildings were swept
away.7: The water Is still rising, and
at 9 o'clock the freight station at this
place was washed : from its foundations
and carried, down the stream, taking
with .It ;7 the 7 Irwin bridge, the steel
bridge on the Youghiogheny branch
and the iron bridge to the freight
yards. 'Five loaded coal cars on the
bridge.were swept down the stream.
There is still a big volume of water
Continued on Sixth Page.

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