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HIGHLAND RECORDER OL. xxiii. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA.. MAY 31, 1901. NO. 22. L CCLLISION OF CARDIN ALBANY. tsous Were Killed and Over Foi t/ Injured. FUL WRECK ON TROLLEY LINES 4 WIH People, Kunnin-- At A High SrecJ, (ollide, uni Ode Car fi le tlc Other-*Woinen, Children and lij-c f u - cd Into an InJiscr'minate |Cm Wrw-tmaSe left tm OH. v. N. Y. (Special).?El:*<iri'. ing for a switch while datthing -ite directions at the rate ol 40 ! ho".T cost five lives in a ter ; .lin, in which over 40 persons ired, "onie fatally and all seri fl he I bby oi the pos office ho~e was filled with dead ind hys"erica] v omen and chil ?ihirig for relatives aod surgeons rtcring temporary relief. 'scene 01 the arci1<*nt was about lei from Greenbush, on the line A bany and H-d on ra Iway. Tar where ihe cars met on the tingle was a' a :-harp curve. So fall P>o li nnmng and so sudden was llision tbat the motormen hid ro 0 pur on the brakes before tin* '--lind err had rone almost clean rh the ror.'hbo-nl one and hung ccife of a hi;*h bluff, wi h a lo.vl ncxing, maimed humanity. One ?min v\;-s pinioned up nffnin?-t th? ted front 01 t'le s uthbound car Ibr-i'i ]rf-s *e\ered and was killed Irtly, toe o her motorman living (1 few mimi es. "Hy leo men. wom^n and childr"?"**. 4 r> - r.i-pr'Jr-pr ?V1-^J,:npr p Vf gm I 1 ed wi.h b!o~d. dctar-hed portals ^*f ian bodies and the weckajre of thc . Some rf the more slightly injured 1 ext rica e I themse'ves first apd be to pull people cutt of the rear ends ?wo c.-.-s. Almos' all cn board V taken c ut in this -nay. he ' v, women and children who had ta: i ?! injury and d:a h were hyste-i They a-Vl-d their cries to the hr'eks or* the dying aod mutilated. Men vith broken a*-m- aod bones, dislocated lints ghd Moody heath and faces tried o assist o.hers who were more helpless. Mc Io hm! been surhm ned from East ( reenbysh .vd vlcini y and in a little time the 1>* iel ma.*s of humamty. with t!-e 'lead f^r a (T"--'*mp and silent if omwny. was leaded oo extra cars and brought to Albaiv. He-e ambu'ances f?nd physicians had b*rn summoned and the r< .office was t-.irned into a morgue ; nd rospi.al. As fast as :h<* phygiri-ni rould temporarily fix up the wcu-dc 1 ihey wrrc taken to their homes or to hospitals. l-h WIFE ll/NGHD HCRSLLF. Her he-stand rV.d Meld Her In Lash to Pre? vent Tlih Very Act. New York (Spec*al).?Svicide by a v.i n an with a rope that was expected tJ prevent r.n attempt at self-nvrder, was ibe burden of the story toid to Dr Charles P. Wuest, who va* sent to rer form an autopsy cn the body of Mri Albertine Filsing-r at 68 Vermont a.e ime. Brooklyn, by Coroner De Lap to? day. Mrs. Eii'ir.j;- r, who was the wife of Charles Filsinger, a wll to do insnranc-. innn. was found handing in front of thc mirror in her parlor. She had tried be? fore to end her life, and her husband, in order to care for her, had tied her with a rope to his waist when they went to bed. While he slept she untied the rope so skillfully that he was not awakened. and it was with thia strand that she banged herself. NEW PRESIDENT OF B. & 0. L i:. Loree, a Vice Presidcat of tlie Penn fy'vania Selected. Cleveland. Ohio (Spec al).?L F. Lo? ree, fourth vice-president of the Penn? sylvania Railroad Company, has been selected as president of ihe Baltimore ; nd Ohio Railroad. The selection hav? ing been made, the change becomes ef? fective June I. This choice signifies the complete domination of Bal omore and Ohio affairs by the Pennsylvania Com? pany. Mr. Loree is the ab'est expon? ent of Pennsylvania principles that could be found. His appointmen". therefore, not only confirms the final supremacy of the Pennsylvania in Bal? timore and Ohio management, but indi cates that the Pennsylvania's principles are to be introduced into the Baltimore j and Ohio's management by one of the Pennsylvania's ablest representatives. OFFICERS IN LTSGRACE. fn a Dru ken Quarrel Lieutenant Howell Shot Second Liculerant Lloyd. Manila (By Cable).?It is alleged that, as the outcome of a drunken quar? rel in the officers' quarters at Camp Stotsenberg. Lieut. James F. Howell, of the Sixth Artillery, shot Second Lieut. Charles R. Lloyd, of the same regiment, the bullet grazing the left side of Lloyd's head and inflicting a slight wound. After retreat that evening Lieutenant Howell, who was temporarily in com? mand, took Field Battery 12 on a wild "hike" through the jungles and rice fields of Mariquilla Valley. Later Howell. Lloyd and Dr. Over? ton, who dressed Lloyd's wound, were placed under arrest. The affair is be in-r investigated. Boers Make a Dash. Middleburg. Transvaal Colony (By Cable).?-The commandos ol Kritzoger, Van Reenan and Fouche debouched be? fore dawn and crossed the railroad. They dashed southward, reinvading thc more populous districts of Cape Colo? ny. Fouche's commando has been rest? ing many weeks in the Zuurberg moun? tains. _ Wild Run Down a Mountain. Akoona, Pa. v(Special).?Conductor John Early, of Pitcairn, was killed and Fireman L. E. Lingenfeltcr injured as the result of a train running away on the mountain west of here this morn The crew lost control of the engine and 43 cars of coal just after leaving the Gallitxen tunnel and starting down thc eastern slope. Two empty engines in charge of Engineers John Riley and I. F. McXulty. of .his city, were stand? ing at McGarvey, mar the end of the grade. These men arranged to assist in stoppng the train. StA'.MARY OF THC iNCVVS. Comeftic. At tbe General Assembly of the United Presbyterians thc committee re? ported in favor of repealing thc section in the Confession bearing on the de ceased wife's sliter question The steamer Ohio, arrived at Boston, reports collision at sea with th<* Norwe? gian bark Elise. Thc bark was slink, and it is rcporttd that I4 men were lost. Picniccrs on the Cumberland moun? tains, in Virginia, fort nd an rnknown iran hanging from a tree. Ile is sup? posed to have been killed by moon? shiners. Senators Tillman and McLiurin have both resigned as United Sates Sena? tors, effective September 15, and both go into primary for re-election. Moses T. Hale, city treasure*', and Charles 1*1. Smith, city clerk, ol' Co o ra**o Spring**, were arrested on the charge of embrzz ement. Mrs. Lillian M. Stevens, president of the W. C. T. U,. says army office's are in conspiracy for the restoration of the army carteen. Chas. Lutes was arre?*cd in Mouids villc. W. Va., on suspicion oi having murdered John-on Hammond. The thirtieth, anniversary of thc I American Baptist Education Society held in SpringfVd. Ma = s. The National Convention at Havana adopted resolutions ih opposition to the Platt amendment. Puddlers' wages were increased fr. ni j f3.? tn $.i.;o per tom At the York (Pa.) j Rolling Mill, i Edward N. Willcox, of Portsmouth, Vi., was drowned neat" Wed .tl, N. C. Presi-'et-.t McKinley reviewed two ! regiments of Infantry, jut rt turned from the Philippines' to be* mustered | 1 out Of service. He made a speech to the men. which was heartily cheered.' The President als * turned tne sod on i the site in San Fraoc.sc > where the ! mrmt-mciu is to be ereced in com- ?? memoration of Admiral Dewey's vic? tory in Manila Bay. Governor Allen was given a maprnifi- 1 cent receotion at San Jran. Porto Rei. ' In an address to $5roo peop'e the Gov? ernor expressed a desire for co-opera- 1 '? tion to aid the government in advanc? ing the interests of the island. Rev. H. C. C. Atwrod. pastor ol an ; A. M. E. church in Brooklyn. N. Y.. \ was found guilty of m'sa*?p!ytTig church i funds by The Philadelphia Conference, in session in Harrisburg. '< A jury in BeMefontame, Ohio, gave a verdict against Logan county to two colored nun anc! a white woman who were tarred and feathered and driven . out of town. The bodies of Capt. Henry j. Reilly and Capt. Austin R. Davis, who lost j their lives in the Chinese cdmpa etti. were buried wi h military hr.r.U s in Ar- l lintrton. Two Ba'timore priva c dttettti.es wh > l testified for the Sabba'h Observance ; I j League ill Richmond, Va., had a hard < , time to get away from the angry -a'ojn I keepers. \ The Southern Presbyterians io Lit'le ! R**rk, Ark . agreed to th* c nsoli-iat 01 1 ol' the Northern and Southern Prcsby- j < terian Semiraries in Kentucky. < Thc autopsy on the bodv of Mrs. L. i < Judd, who died at Dowic's Zion, io I Chicago, showed that she died as the 1 result of neglect of medica! treatment. Mrs. Marv Schwier, a washerwoman. ! of Des Moines, claims to be a sister of 1 the late William M. Rice, the New York 1 millionaire. 1 A two-months-old son of J. Luther *. 1 Pierson, the Mount Vernon (N. Y.) 1 faith-curist. died, no physician having \ been called in. : f Former Governor John Riley Tan- < 1 ncr died suddenly at the Leland Hotel, ' 1 in Springfield, 111., from rheumatism of j r the heart. Capt. Henry B. Scely. "iged 61 years, j a retired naval officer, dropped dead on j the street in Philadelphia. Henry Schiding. a Civil War pen? sioner, was found dead in his shanty, in York, Pa. Mr. Jacob H. Scbiff, who was instru? mental in reorganizing the- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, testified before a sub-commit ce of the Indus? trial Commission in New York relative to community of interests of railroad companies. The condition of Esther Cleveland, daughter of former Pres d-mt Cleveland, ill at Princeton with diphtheria, is re? ported as unchanged. The Michigan Legislature passed a bill to tax the Pullman Company 3 per cent, on their gross earnings in that State. Hon. John B. Knox was elected pres? ident of the Alabama Constitutional Convention, in sesson at Montgomery. Five cadets were di-missed and six were suspended from the West Point Mlitary Academy for insubordination. A movement was started in Wash? ington to raise funds with which to buy a home for Admiral Schley. From Norfolk. Va . comes the state? ment that Spani-h ratlors are employed on American colliers. Mission work was discussed by the Cumberland Presbytery, in session at West Point, Miss. rtrcitn. Theodors Magers. bedroom steward of the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosec. has been arrstcd at Bremer haven charged with being the man who took three gold bars from the specie room of the steamer on a voyage in April last. Bishop Har'zell. missionary bishop of the Methodist Flpiscopal Church in Africa, expresses the opinion that a general revolt of the barbaric peoples against Christianity has begun. Emperor William, tired of the trouble I d in China, is desirous of the withdrawal ' si of the German forces as speedily as pos- 1 it siblc. ! U President Altschensky, of the Khar- j 0 koff Chamber of Commerce, a noted j d Russian financier, committed suicide. h A bottle >vtih a message stating that i the steamer Croft was sinking at sea with all on board was picked up at 1 Granton and brought to London. w British weeklies make sarcastic refer? ences to Carnegie's offer to thc Scottish universities. The eight-hour movement is spread? ing in Russia. Strikers who attacked an armor-plate works outside St. Pe? tersburg, were fired upon by gend? armes and several killed. Sir Alfred Hickman, in the British House of Commons, protested against tf railroad companies controlled by the j in government continuing to buy Ameri eon locomotives. Successful experiments have been made between Berlin and Hamburg with the late Professor Rowland's sys? tem of rapid telegraphy. GERMANS CLASH WITH AMERICANS. Sentry of thi American Guard Shcols German Soldier. AN INVESTIGATION BEING . M\DE. Thc 1 irst Troubl: Uxpcrlcnced by the United Stales Legation Guard -German (Hf cern and Sulditrs Refuse to Comply With Rcguaticnj ??A Germ tn Officer Draws His Sword, bul ls Qu'ckly linn j-'it to a Halt. Pekin (By Cable).-?The new I'nitcd States Legation gnard here has had its :ir*t trouble since it was formed. The street is being repaired near thc American Legation, and an American sentry was stationed at the place with arden to direct persons around by a ?ide street. Everybody obeyed th* rc lucst except the Germans, both offices mri vldiers. who. it is declared, have ?aused the American sentries much tfrou -le. One of the German officers drew his ?word and charged ai) American soldier, ivho brought his bayonet to "charge." ind the officer then desisted. Suhsc luetttiy rt German soldier cha-ge 1 past tbe sentry, who fired, hitting an tither lerman soldier near the German Lega icn, a quarter of a hide off. This made ->rly a slipht flesh wound. The Ameri? can sentry has bein arrested, and Major Robertson, his coramaracf, has insti uted an investigation. The attitude of Dr. Mumm von Schwartzenstcin. German Minister, rcp csenting the civilians of that nationality, ind Count von Waldersee. representing he military, as well as that of other bizh iftkials. ha? been particularly friendly eward the Americans, which makes a'l he more pronounced the unfriendly feei? ng declared to be shown by a majority >f the German officers and men. This mfrkndlincss is attributed to the Ameti an attitude in retaining control with the rgath n guard of one entrance to the Forbidden City, which the Germans con? fider a reflection upon their national icnesty, as they control the other cn rances. Emperor Kwang Hsu has instructed igents to prepare the palace for occu? pation by the Court as soon as thc roops depart. _ KlLLLD BY A BEAR. fl:ree Small Children l-leported Devoured in West Virginia. Grafton, W. Va. (Special).?A dis a eli from Job. Randolph county, W. /a.. says: "To be crushed to death in he embrace of a monster black ht ar and heir little bodies afterward mangled nd partly devoured was the frightful ate tha: befell the three young children ii E. P. Porterfieid, a mountaineer re iding about 12 mites southeast'of tins ? ace. The remains were found by a parching party, which had been out ince Sundav evening. The party in luded John Weldon, a Maryland itu it - r. who within a few minutes after the liscovcry of the bodies shot and killed he bear in a neighboring thicket. "The children were Mary, aged 3. A'illie, aged 5. and Henry, aged 7. Shortly after noon Sunday they left ionic to gather flowers in a clearing ear their home. No.liing more is mown, but it is supposed that they randered into the woods and. beeom'ng ost, continued on their way until they ,ere overtaken by the bear in the dense orest three miles from their parcn's' ome. The bodies of the children, which resented a sickening sight, were car ied home in sacks. _ Wocdmen of tbe World. Columbus, Ohio (Special).?Milwau ee has been selected as place of hold -ig thc next biennial convention of the voodmen of the World. awful ce:d of rejected lcver. ils Kills His Spinster NeigYoor eat then filnself-Blighted Love. E,T=t Tawas, Mill. (Special).?Th* wooden steamer Baltimore found rec1 in Lake Huron near Au Sable and i of her crew of 14 were drowned. Th men were to sed ahoot in the lake, foi several hours, lashed to a piece *>' wreckage, and were finally picked up by the tuc Columbia and brought here George McGinnis. a deckhand, one - ' the rescued, became insane from hi experience. The other survivor. Thus Murphy, of Milwaukee, second encl neer. iva* able to tell thc story of tin disaster. It was some time after the Columbia had brought thc shipwrecked men into port before Murphy was revived sufri ciently to te 1 his story. Thc Bal'imorc foundered about 6 o'clock and he wa in the water until late in the afternoon exposed to the buffeting of a furious northeast sea. "We were bound from Lorain t* Sault Ste. Marie." he said, "and had in tow a lanie steam drill and VOW Wheh off Thunder Bay last night Cap tain Place saw that the steamer wa*, making bad weather, for the waves ha I smashed in the engineer's quarters and the wash rooms and the water was run ning into the hold. "Captain Place decided to turn cb du' and run for Tawas for shelter. Evey thing went all right until we were off Au Sable, when the steamer struck heavily on the bot.om. The seas brok over her at the same time and carried away the deckhouse, then the aft r cab in. and finally the smokestack fell. Both rails forward broke in two just aft of the forward deckhouse and we knew that it was only a few minutes be? fore the steamer would go to pieces," continued Murphy. " "It is every man for himself,' now shouted Captain Place," continued the engineer. "The look of despair on Mrs. , Place's face was something I never I shall forget. We took the Captain's advice and every man started to save I himself as best he could. Some of the' J boys took to the rigging, but McGiri I nis and I lashed ourselves to a ring I bolt in a piece of thc after cabin, and were washed overboard shortly after? ward." Cubans Reject Minority Report. Havana (Special).?The minority re? port of the Committee on Relations was defeated in the Cuban Constitutional Convention by a vote of 19 to 9. The majority report will be read and dis? cussed. The Conservatives believe the final vote on the latter report will bc taken soon, but they do not expect to hold the full strength shown Friday. Senor Zayas, in a speech, said the minor? ity report was too conservative, and he could not accept it. It is believed that Senor Zayas may possibly carry two other delegates who voted with the Con? servatives. Morgan May Pinn Large Bank. New York (Special).?Rumors to the effect that J. Pierpont Morgan is at i j work on plans for a large national j ; bank, to be to this country what the ' j Rank of England is to Great Britain, 1 j are without confirmation, but -they will 1 not down. According to the latest ru j mor. the National Bank of Commerce, I of which Mr. Morgan is vice-prcsidmt, ! would be made the basis of consolida? tion. Mr. Morgan, as the practical head of the National Bank of Commerce.w't'i j its gross deposits ol' over $100,000,000, j is in a position to organize a bank that would be recognized as a powor in in? ternational finance. Village Destroyed and Many Lives Lost. Milan (By Cable).?The village of Aurenza has been partially destroyed by an avalanche. The number of fa? talities is not yet known, but already i15 corpses have been recovered. KING HUMBERT'S ASSASSIN SUICIDES, GAETAXO BKESCI, ASSASSIN OF HUMBERT, AND HIS WIFE, SOPHIA DRESCI. Rome (By Cable).?Bresci, the as issin of the late King Humbert, has immitted suicide at the penitentiary of anto Stefano. Bresci recently had ;en suffering from extreme excitement, *clared to be from remorse. Tuesday ght he made a rope from his blankets id strangled himself. On the wall of Bresci's cell the word Vengeance" was scratched with his oody thumbnail. Bresci's violence last week culminated his attacking a jailer, in consequence ; which he was placed in a strait jacket, ater thc prisoner feigned docility in or :r to secure an opportunity to commit licide, which ht: accomplished by hang g himself with an improvised rope at ched to the ceiling. In thc earlier days his imprisonment Bresci resented or? rs to keep silent, and threatened to kill mself._ What Mrs. Bresci Says. New York (Special).?Mrs. Bresci, ho is now living in Hudson Heights, Fire in New York Capital. Albany. N. Y. (Special).?Volumes black smoke pouring through the irridor.s of the Capitol caused great xitement among the hundreds of em oyees within the building. State of tials, clerks and others hurried from e various departments to ascertain c extent of the fire, which was burn g in the waste paper dump in the cel r at the wall of the Assembly stair ??e. A bucket brigade attempted to :iinguish the flames, but were unsuc ssful and the fire department was lied. The flames were extinjuished ith trifling damage. N. ]., was very much affected at the news of thc suicide of her husband. She said, however, that he was better dead than imprisoned in an Italian peniten? tiary. Speaking of her husband's act in killing the King of Italy, Mrs. Bresci said: "He did not plan it with others. Now that he is gone there is no reason to con? ceal anything, and I can say absolutely that there never was a plot. It was said my husband was a leader and the agent of a band of anarchists in killing the King. That is not true. His act was entirely an individual act. He conceived it himself. Paterson Anarchists Excited. Paterson, N. J. (Special).?The news that Gastano Bresci, the assassin of King Humbert, had committed suicide in the penitentiary of Santo Stefano caused gnat excitement among thc Anarchist group in this city. That the assassin ac? tually took his life the Anarchists will not for a moment admit. They say that Bresci was murdered at the instigation of the Italian officials. Captain Mal Vindicated. Washington (Special).?The record of the court martial in the case of Capt. Newt Hall, United States Marine Corps, who was charged by Minister Conger with cowardice in connection with the defense of the legations at Pekin, has just reached Washington. Admiral Remey has promulgated the finding in a special order, which completely exoner? ates Captain Hall from the charge and finds that the only matter of suhstance sustained in the charges is an error of judgment in connection with the with? drawal of his troops at a critical moment from the Tartar wall. ME PRESIDENT AND PARTY RETURNING \rs. McKleley Stroiix Hno- j?h io Endure Transccnlinent-il Journey. IOURNEY WILL Cc MADE SLOWLY. Vira. Mckinley Happy at thc Prospect of Soon Being Bick ci ihe White Hr use. Which Ila* L'een Renovated During Her Absettc Crowds tf People In San Trancifco Quietly Bid Farewell to Ihe President. San Francisco, Cal (Special).?Presi? dent McKinley and party. after a so? journ of nearly two weeks in this cit", 'lave left for Washing on. Physicians in attendance on Mrs McKinley, whose illness curtailed the trip, held a consul? tation and announced lhat Mrs. McKin? ley was s'rong enough to endure the 'ransrontinental journey. Mrs. Mc? Kinley seemed elated >? the prospect of soon being at home. She wai conveyed from thc Scott residence to thc Oak? land ferry in a closed carriage by a cir CUitORf route, chosen so the invalid might pass over only smoo lily pavd streets. She was accompanied by IOC President, Dr. Rixey and a trained nurse. The rest of thy party proceeded directly to thc starting ooirtt.. An immense crowd had assembled at the ferry depot of thc Southern Pacific Railway. The large open space at Mar ket and East streets wa- a solid mass of humanity, through which the police kept open a passageway for the President and his party. Heads were uncovered as thc carri ti g" bearing Mrs. McKinley approached and there was a visible effort to res'rain an outburst of applause as the carriage passed slowly through the throng. All respected the frail -ondition of the suf? ferer, and the enthusiasm was sup? pressed. There were no formal ceremonies at the depot. Good-byes were exchanged by the President. Cabinet members and others ff the party with the friends wli-* had come to wish them GoJspeed. and the travelers boarded the ferry for Oak? land. As the steamer drew out of ihe slip hats and handkerchiefs were waved, and as it swung clear into the stream the shipping in the harbor dipped their colors in salute. Tumults of cheers then broke forth on shore and w^re borne out across the wa'ers?San Fran? cisco's farewell. At the Oakland mole, where the l*orn was in readiness, the enclosure was roped off. Mrs. McKinley was tenderlv helped out of the carriage by the Presi? dent. When she had been made com? fortable in her car he appeared upon the platform and waved adieu 'o ihe throngs beyond the ropes. The following is the eastward route of President McKinlevs' train: Cent-al Pa? cific to Ogden. Urn'on Pacific to Oma? ha. Chicago and Northwestern to Chi? cago. Pennsylvania Railroad to Wash? ington. The journey will bc made slowlv on account of the condition of Mrs Mc? Kinley. The large cities on thc mute of travel will be passed through A-ithout stopping. LIFE SAVER'S FABULOUS REWARD. Soldiers' Home Veteran Left $2,500,000 by the Woman He Rescued. Dayton, Ohio (Special).?A copy of the will of Josephine Kelat. nee Fair? fax, an English woman, who recently died in France, has just been received here, which bequcths to Hamlet Henry Hawthorne, a veteran of the Soldiers' Home, a fortune of ??.500.000, this be? ing his reward for saving the woman from drowning. About 1854 her beat upset in the surf off Kent. England, and Hawthorne swam to her aid. He refused all offers of reward at that time, came to Ameri? ca, enlisted in the army and fought through the Civil War. The will in? structs him to marry some good woman to aid in carrying out the provisions of the will. Hawthorne is to cs'ablish in New York city a poor man's church, and is instructed to devote much time to chari? table giving, especially to homes for widows and orphans. At death, it is expressly provided that he is to be buried in the vault beside his benefac? tor, clothed in a uniform such as he ivore during thc Civil War. Haw? thorne will carry out all thc provisions Ol the will. Dynamite Explosion. Dover, N. J. (Special).?Fight hun? dred pounds of nitro-glycerine blew up at the Atlantic Dynamite Works at Ken rfli six miles from Dover. No one was injured. The building was a frame struc? ture. 20 feet by 36. A hole in thc ground marks thc place where it stood. The nitro-glycerine that exploded was in the freezing house, where it was to undergo 1 second separation from the spent acid by a process of refrigeration. The ex? plosion was caused by accidental over? heating of the nitro-glycerine. Russian Loan Goes East. Ps-is (Ry Cable).?It is estimated that the new Russian loan of $84,000, XX) will be subscribed for at least seven :imes. When the lists were closed :rowds were still waiting their turn out? side the Rothschild and other banks -.-here subscriptions were received. The ;tock was quoted in the afternoon at a premium of 4 1-2. The Rothschilds nade unusual and special efforts to in? jure the success of the loan by arrang ng with the leading banks of Paris to iccept subscriptions. Scores of Miners Lost. London (By Cable).?An explosion Dccurred at the Universal Colliery, jt Senghenydd, in the Rhondda Valley. fcbout a hundred men were in the pit at be time of the disaster. A number of xidies have been taken out and 70 men ire still entombed. Houses Washed Away. Charlotte, N. C. (Special).?Reports rrcm remote counties in the mountain listricts show great destruction by the torm. In Bakersville 16 residences and he Baptist Church were washed away. 3uinter Moore and his son were drown >d. Every house in Magnetic City, a tillage in Mitchell county, was destroy :d. At Roan Mountain Station 20 rcsi lences were swept away. Six large tores on Big Rock Creek were carried tway and one man, John McKinney Irowned, while an unknown man was ulled by a landslide. J LIVE NATIONAL AFFAIRS. How the Army Was Robbed. Mail from Manila brings the reporl of General McArthur upon the invest! gration made as to thc alleged cormectior of Colonel Woodruff and other regulai commissary officers with thc frauds li? the Commissary Department. This re pert exonerates Colonel Woodruff, bm blames others. It appears I'rom the official report.1 that Colonel Woodruff had set on foot an investigation of the irregularities an< especially those relating to the sales ol commissary supplies, before the arma of Major West. The latter began an in dependent investigation. When Major West became depot com missary he fo'ind' a lax state of affairs lhere were several large warehouses mostly in charge of commissary SW geants, and there was no way of lioMin. these non-commissioned officers respon sible for the property under their charge Major West decided to take an tnvcatO'-j before proceeding with other business but found this almost impossible, be cause individual stock books for ead warehouse had noi been kent under t!u former management. As large quantities of goods were li? ing sent out from each warehouse dailj i ihe opportunities for irregularities in I dticed thc commissary sergeants, civil * ir j employes and teamsters to engage in th< business of selling commissary supplies The method by which this was a .comp lished was as follows. Orders world be given by a cominis sary sergeant in charge of a warehouse for delivery to a civilian ter.ms'cr of cef tain goods. This teamster would delivei the goods to persons to whom they ha previously been sold by some other in dividual in the conspiracy and the nfcncs would be divided pro rata among th* men engaged in the scheme. Laxity ol methods by Major Davis, the former de pot commissary, and Captain Read, it i charged, allowed the system to go on. Major West in reporting th? general conditions recommended that a cominis sioned officer be p'a~ed in charge of ca'*' warehouse and held responsible for tin property. It is stated that thc men who cn gaged in irregularities expected to covei thc losses by boards of survey, which would report certain losses of stores, bu! fix no 'responsibility. Wal-jcrscc's Wifhdrawaf. The State Department has been ad vised that the German Government re gards "the present lime as opportune foi ! the withdrawal of Field Marshal voi Waldersee, commander of the intcrna : tional forces in China. Noshing is stat \ ed as to the exact date for thc return o the field marshal, nor as to the numb* of German troops that will be left i , China, but it is hoped at thc State D ; partment that the German Govcrnmen 1 will follow our own example and will draw all but a legation guard. Th United States forces will remain in com mand of a major, and he will not be per mitted to astume the command of tl' international forces, even if so invited This subject was discussed for an lio'ji bv Secretary of War Root and Actin*; Secretary of State Hill. Cereal Crops in Hun-jary. The statistician of the Department o Agriculture has received from the chief of the statistical office of the Hungaria* ministry of agriculture a telegram giving the condition of the principal ccrca crops of Hungary, that of wheat, barley and oats being reported as medium an that of rye as poor. The official figure cn the areas under these- for crops an under maize give, when reduced to acres the following results: Wheat. 8,357.40; acres; rye, 2,630,439 acres; barley, 2,546. 847 acres; cats, 2,471,692 acres; maize 5,530,736 acres. _ Cancellation of Stamrs. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Yerkes has instructed"* internal revenue officers that on and after July 1. 1901, all stamps used for denoting the tax up n fermented liquors shall be canceled by perforations to be mnde in the form of the name of ihe person, firm or corpora tion by whom such liquors were mad cr some suitable abbreviation thereof and the date when canceled. Guardians Government Agents. Assistant Seretary of the Interior F. L Campbell has ruled that the word "Gt*a dian as used in Section 47S6, R:vise' Statutes providing that pensions of persons laboring under legal disabilities may be paid to their guardians is mcrJy thc designation of the person to whom the money grant may be paid for thc use and benefit of the pensioner and that such guardian holds such fund as the agent of the Government. General Corbin to Sa I for Manila. Maj.-Gen. Henry C. Corbin, adjutant general of the army, will sail far the Philippines on the transport Hancock, which will leave San Francisco June 23. He intends to make a general inspection of the military conditions in thc islands. Cuba's Customs Receipts. A statement just made public by the division of* insular affairs of the War Department shows Cuba's customs re ccipts dunns; the first quarter of the present vear were $3,985,940, a decrease of $I53,83:-. _ Capital Newj in Oninl. Chief Geologist Robert T. Hill, of the United States Coast Survey, submitted a report of his investigations in the oil fields of Texas. The coloner's jury held Mrs. Bonine for the grand jury on the charge of be? ing concerned in the death of Census Clerk Ayres. Quite a long list of army and navy apnointmenls was announced at the White House. The Navy Department has received the report of the executive officer of the Petrel 01 the fire on the cruiser and the death cf Lieutenant Commander Roper. The War Department reecived a vast amount of mail from Manila, inc'uding thc report cf the Taft Commission. The Naval Board of Awards is un? derstood to have reached a tentative decision upon the design for a medal of honor for those who took part in the naval battle of Santiago bay. It is said that thc bo ird has followed the prece? dent of the Manila medal in showing the head of the commander-in-chief and that the Santiago medal will bear the head of Admiral Sampson. Gen. George B. Davis formally as? sumed charge of the duties of Judge Advocate-General of thc Army and wii! hold that office for thc ensuing four years. Anne Arundel farmers have begun daming tobacco. VIRGINIA STATE NEWS. Budget of thc Latest Happenings From All Paris. LEESBURG'S NEW CITY OFFICIALS. Death otPrjf. C. Sydner Hawkins-Alexandria's New Otflcials-Drowucd Body Recovered Divided the Honors- Damngc In Shenandoah ??Dr. Hugh Stockdell Dead-Teachers for the Philippines-Other Live News. The municipal election in Alexar dria resulted in the election cu thc fol? lowing gentlemen: Mayor. George L Simpson, by 130 majority; Auditor. E F. Price; Corporation Attorney. G. L. Boothe: Collector. P. P. Gorman; Clerk of Gas, S. L. Monroe; Wood Measurer, Charles Goodrich; Lumber Measurer, lames L. Adams; Aldermen. N. P. T. Burke. Theodore Ballinger, J. R. N. Curtin and J. T Sweeney Common Council?First ward, H. R-. Burke H. Snowden, L. L. Reischell and J. H. Trimyer; Seond wared. H. fiaader. William Desmond. S. B. Fish? er and J. D. Normoyle; Third ward, Albert Bryan, Louis Brill, J. T. John? son. F. Paff; Fourth ward, L. 1^. i'hler. C. C. Spinks. Jr., James Mc Cuen and C. C. Leadbeater. The Washineton and Lee University officials were notified that two young 1 \en ol the university could bc selected a> teachers in the Philippines through Frederick W. Atkinson, superinten? dent of public instruc.ion in the islands. After a competition the two selected are Enust Franklin Deacon, a son of Mr. John F. Deacon, of Flu men, Rockbridge county, Va., and William J. Elgin, of Leesburg, Va. This is Deacon's fifth and Elgin 1 fourth session at the university. They will be employed for a space of three years at the start and command a sal? ary of $1,000 per annum. Dr. Hugo Stockdell, one of Peters bdrg's most prominent physicians, died aged 66 years. After graduating from the Jefferson Medical College at Phila? delphia, he went to Charles City coun? ty, Virginia, where he practice! medi? cine for two years. During the war betwwn tbe States he was medjeai pur? veyor of the Army of the Soijth under General Johnston. After the war in* located in Petersburg and began thc practice of medicine, which he contin? ued up to the time of his death. He was corresponding secretary ol the Petersburg medical faculty. Prof. C. Sydnor Hawkin* died at Roanoke of typhoid fever --nd periton? itis. He was the son of Prof. N. D. Hawkins, of Bedford City, but had been engaged in educational work in Roanoke for the past six years. He was well known in educatioml circles and was a most successful teacher. He waa a prominent member of Bayard Commandery, Knights Templar, and stood high among the Masonic frater? nity. He was well known in Balti? more. The Shenandoah River at Wood slock has overflowed its banks and .s doing considerable damage to the fine farms located along it. This is the fourth time ir. the month of May that it is past lording, and it has not been so high for a number of years, lt will take some time to estimate tne dam? age, as it lias ruined a part of thc crops and is supposed to have washed some of the land very much. A bold attempt was made at Win? chester to burn the plant of the Old Dominion Paper Company, and only the effective work of the employes saved the structure. Shortly alter mid? night two men were seen running fiori the direction of a storage building and several minutes later fire burst ft om the building. The night loree cf em? ployes confined it to the storage shed with a small loss. The Norfolk and Western Riilw-tv Company will in a few days lsk for bids to double-track the road from Roanoke to Webster, 11 miles east. This, when completed, will give the road a double track for a distance of about 60 miles. At Parkersburg Homer Mounts, a Baltimore and Ohio brakeman, while at work in thc yards was struck by light ning, knocked from his train and fell 20 feet into the coal chutes. He was res? cued unconscious and it is feared lie is fatally injured. At the election in Rockingham coun? ty Senator George B. Keescll. Demo? crat, and George N. Erman, Republi? can, were elected to thc Constitutional Convention over Gen. John E. Roller, Republican, and Talfourd N. Haas. Democrat. Keesell's majority was 2^2 and Erman's was 257. The Repub'i cans elected three out o.' five member? oi the Board of Supervisors. Jas. Seaton, a Baltimore and. Ohio watchman, was killed near Pi'.v Paw. He was on duty along the nv*unt?in side and stepping out of the way of an east? bound train was ctruck by a ballast train coming west. He was /.5 years of agc. was married and leaves a family. Thc Taswell Coal a<*d Land Com? pany has sold to a Washington syndicate 7.5CO acres of coal ard timber land in Russell cornily for $150,000. This land was purchased eight yean ago for le s than $25,000, and previous to this sale Ihe company had sold timber on the tract for $35,000. In the municipal election at Lees? burg B. V. White was defeated lew mayor by Joseph E. Wright, the vote standing 123 for White to 188 for Wright. B. W. Frai*kiin was elected recorder, defeating A. Dibrcll 214 10 91. Thc old members of thc Council were re-elected. A drowned body, supposed to bc that of Louis Cremia, a Greek, of Port Reading, N. J., was found floating in the river at Norfolk. There were no marks of violence on the body, which hod been in Ihe water about 24 hour*. It is believed Cremia committed sui? cide. Thc flood in Mountaii Run, Cu! peper county, did a great deal of dam? age, notably thc washing awav of th*.* wheat and gmt '? ill of Mr. Willis je*' fries and ibe ru:r.i.-ig o 4200 new-made brick of IfetTman B-others, at ihei: britl-yard at C.?pepe . besides ovc. ilowing boih wheat anc" corn lands. In scif-deLu: r, near Marlington. \\\ Va.( John Ilennesy shot and kitted Jamel Lacy. Robert Bink, a enc-armtd brirkb.y was found lying unconscou< ard died \ (cw hours later at K -yser, W Ya. H *? had three large wounds o. his head nn.i foul play is suspected.