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RECORDER VOL. XXV. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., AUGUST 7,1903. NO. 30. IJAD ENOUGH OF THE XRAY Wizard Edison Will Stop Experimenting With lt. ASSISTANT PRACTICALLY HELPLESS. Result of Self-sacrificing Work in Studying the Possibilities of tb; Mysterious Power, and (be Noted Wiiard Himself Hid Hts Eye Put Out of Focus ?ls Dangerous In Many Ways. New York (Special).?That Joss of sight, cancerous disease and even death may come to him who is continually exposed to or inexperienced in the use of roentgen rays has been dem? onstrated by an awful experiment in the laboratory of Thomas A. Edison. Clarence Dally, an assistant to thc "Wizard of Menlo Park," has contrib? uted an arm and a hand to this dem? onstration, while Mr. Edison himself suffers from thc disturbed focus of one of his eyes through experiments with thc mysterious light in an endeavor to find for it some commercial utility. The chief sufferer, Dally, is left to depend entirely upon the generosity of Mr. Edison, in whose interest, sup? plemented by an enthusiastic desire to delve deeper in that mysterious force which brings to view objects conceal? ed in solid matter, he has been inca? pacitated from taking up the life bur? dens and duties that usually fall to a man. Thc story of Dally is told by Dr. Graves, one of the leading surgeons of New Jersey. "Dally came to me nearly seven years ago," said Dr. Graves, "and I wish to say that I regard him a mar? tyr to science. He is so regarded by trie medical profession generally, for tiot one cent has ever been charged him for either surgical or medical ser? vices. He presents to science a pitia? ble object-lesson of the dangers of in? experienced or continuous experiments with X rays, and his sufferings have done more to bring to professional no? tice a correct knowledge of things to be avoided than anything else in the history of scientific research upon this subject. He had been following his hobby enthusiastically and had been testing tubes in thc Edison laboratory, exposing himself to the forcible light with an utter disregard of self. "In thc beginning his hair began to fall out and his face began to wrinkle. The trouble in his left hand finally de? veloped into a skin cancer, and the whole arm, away up above the elbow and well into the biceps, was affected. There was a consultation of physicians and it was agreed that he must be op? erated upon at once or the poisonous ccr would place his life in jeopardy, o years ago his arm was ampu d. then turned my attention to thc arm with a view to saving it. ? began to manifest the same dis on as the amputated ann. and a time ago I took off four of ? fingers, so that now he has but ?imb on one hand with which to s livelihood." ier sufferer from X rays. Mr. himself, was seen at his home. ?llyn Park, Orange, and a^ked Mic story of the experiment ?abled Dally and came near m sightless. alk to me about X rays," he n afraid of them. I stopped ting with them when I came rr my eyesight, and Dally. Oit, practically lost the use rains arms. I am afraid o' waDolonium. too, and I don't ' key with them, into years ago I was deeply an I rays. I was looking for dailvcrystal and there were kept'hat fascinated me and virtu^lued to thc fluroscope "I : time, when ileft eye. and one day closed I of the dark room and every th eye for a to an ttl double. 1 was somo s**j.-_. r?^rfjr.w..!ig (fWr a foot out ?^rris still imperfect, and I c link that it ever will bc entirely FIGHT SHERIFF'S POSSE. Desperate Bottle fn Which Three Office Said lo Hove Been Killed. Flaccmlle, Cal. (Special).?S messengers report that a fight place between the sheriff's posse. Dy the Placerville militia and til caped convicts. Two militiamen a ported wounded and two cot either wounded or captured, scene of thc fight was near Grand tory Minc, three miles from here. Sacramento, Cal. (Special). dhief clerk of Folsom prison has phoned that three of thc sheriff's were killed and that two convict thought to have been wounded, stated that preparations are being to set fire to thc Grand Victory '. in which thc convicts have taken r< The Evansville Riot. Evansville, Ind. (Special).?Coi Walling returned his verdict in cases of the io persons who were I in thc recent riot. He found that came to their death from rifle ball cd hy some unknown persons. Hi port said: "I find thc deceased to their deaths by reason of gut wounds indicted by rifles in the r of unknown persons. I further find the said wounds were inflicted di a riotous attack on the county jail . militia defending the same on the day of July, 1903. After taking depositions of 66 persons who present at thc time of thc riot. 1 tinabie to say who thc person was fired the shots." Lynchers After Him. Kenton, O. (Special).?Harry Mi 60 years old. was found dead wi bullet hole in his breast at his h three miles from Kenton. Wi Nickolson. a mulatto, is suspecte the crime. According to a state made by Nicholson's sister, he conf to her that he had killed Millard tonk ?200 in money. Nickolson late from town. A posse ii in pursuit there are threats that if captured hr. be bnehed. at m THE LATEST KEWS IN SHORT ORDER. Domestic. The trustees of thc Newport Hospital have received from Mrs. Vanderbilt thc formal transfer of the $250,000 ward which she has caused to bc erected as a memorial to her husband, the late Cor? nelius Vanderbilt. Judge Lochren, of the United States Circuit Court, in the case of thc State of Minnesota against the Northern Securi ti*s Company, decided in favor of the defendants and dismissed thc bill of com? plaint. Ida M. Tritt, the first woman to hold an executive position in any railroad in the United States, has been elected treasurer of the New York and Queens County Street Railway. It is expected in Boston cotton-manu? facturing circles that more than 2,000,000 spindles will be idle throughout the North during the month of August. Eighteen British subjects were refused a landing by the United States immigrant commissioner at San Francisco because they were contract laborers. Further evidence was given in thc trial at Cynthiana, Ky., of Curtis Jett and Thomas White for killing J. B. Marcum that Jctt admitted the killing. A freight train ran into a half-open drawbridge on the Delaware and Hud? son, killing the fireman and seriously in? juring the engineer. The mobilization of the greatest fleet of warships in American waters has been successfully accomplished at Frenchmans Bay. Three men were found crushed to death on a gondola car, loaded with lum? ber, from Williamsport, Pa., for Phila? delphia. Lawrence Murphy, former treasurer of the Journeymen Stonecutters' Union, who was arrested last December, charged with embezzling $12,000 from the labor organization, and who was convicted in New York on Monday of grand larceny, was sentenced by Judge Newburger, in Part II. of General Ses? sions, to five years and six months in state's prison. The French steamer Le Lion arrived in Philadelphia, having on board the crew of the Italian bark Vermont, which capsized in the Atlantic during a storm. A fisherman in the Mississippi river near Lacrosse, Wis., was pulled over? board by an enormous catfish and was drowned. Ben VV. Stearnes, the one-armed life prisoner who escaped from the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was captured. Robert Lee, the negro who shot Po? liceman Massey in Evansville, Ind.. died from effect of wounds inflicted by Massey. James McCormick, of New York, well known as a broker for Jay Gould and as an art collector, is dead. Major John Wyatt Jones, of the last Confederate staff officers, died in St. Louis, aged 83 years. A murder, believed to have been thc outcome of a duel, occurred at Revere. Mass., Joseph Corse being thc victim and Anthony Montanino being thc al? leged murderer. The Doylestown (Pa.) National Bank suspended, and was placed in the hands of a comptroller. Speculation in stock by the bank's officers is charged. Hospital doctors in San Francisco re? port the cure of a case of lockjaw by the use of antitoxin, which was injected into the patient's brain. Walter W. Condon, formerly of Cold Water, Mich., said to be an heir to an estate valued at $350,000, has been found in Chicago. A. B. Youngson, first assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomo? tive Engineers, died in Meadviile, Pa., tiis home. Edmund J. Smith, a former discount :lerk in a Newark (N. J.) bank, is mort $10,000 in his accounts. Thc Seaview House on the camp ground at Old Orchard, Me., was burn ?d. Two guests are missing. During July 130,000 immigrants pass? ed through St. Paul cn route to the Northwest. : The graves of five Indians, with their weapons, were uncovered in Chicago. Five sanitary inspectors of Chicago ere indicted for accepting bribes. '? loreign. Schenchicn, a Peking journalist, boldly ,eclarcd that he had advocated the as iJssination of the Manchus, and was bc .aded. , \ body of Beraber Moors attacked a 'e ench force of 50 native sharpshooters vftl carried off 150 camels. T7wo ballots were taken by thc College VtCardirals, in conclave in Rome, but out result. ng Edward. Queen Alexandra and -Tht0ya] party finished their Irish tour. telc> members of the Sacred College 'osseinto conclave yesterday in Rome, are *> emerge until a pope has been I. It was a trying ordeal for the ds and a day of excitement at the 1. irrant was issued at Budapest, hr, for the arrest of former Dep? thes, who was charged in the r*h having attempted to bribe Papp. OIvying of countervailing duties 1 n*tcd and bountied sugar with lcs been extended to March 31, i . ...jious ceremonies at thc Mon i-,I Svropp, Russia, which will ;?tef days, promises to be very .vjH The relics of St. Seraphim Teiscd* and i!,,J? workmen were killed naj|ovdcd by thc troops at Mile bv Ru'10 Tiflis-Batoum Railway, ColonnPs *nty na(' atiac!<ed. thc Hdcrctar>' Chamberlain, in South C?mmons' defended the ment policy of the govcrn It i nade fine, luge. oner thc Hied they 1 fir ? re amc shot iuds that ring and 6th the vere am who ard, h a mic, liam I of neut ssed and fled and will Financial. The pn. . , , .... in Londol11 advanced 5 shillings Gates ii shares of .? be carrying 40.000 An officin* , . . , ?. 000.000 eas, Atch.son has $12. pany's nccdlablc for the corn Copper rn pound, and d"?'n to '3 ccn,ts ,a easier. to &row a slia(lc A general r to the amounts 4 per cent, bond about for Roi?.ooo,ooo is talked id. COLLAPSE OF A BRIDGI Hundreds of People Struggle For Lifi in the Wafer. THREE PERSONS WERE DROWNED. The Bridge Was An Old Wooden Structure Having Been Built Sixteen Years Ago, am Had Been Considered Unsafe for Somi Time, Although it Was Not Condemned Many Fell Between the Boat Houses. Portland, Ore. (Special).?A sectior of the bridge which spans thc Willa mette river at Morrison street collapsed throwing more than loo persons 40 feel into thc water. Three persons an known to have been drowned, and it is feared that the list of dead will be mud larger when all are accounted for Many fell on two small boat houses moored to a pier of the bridge, imme? diately under the spot where it gave way About 25 persons were injured, cither by striking on thc boat houses or by falling timbers. Many fell from thc roofs of the boat houses into thc water, but dozens of small boats and launches in thc vicinity quickly picked them up. Thousands of persons gathered on thc Morrison and Madison street bridges and along thc docks to watch Clarence Lutz, an armless man, swim the river, which is about three-eighths of a mile wide. As Lutz was climbing out of the water the crowd rushed to the south edge of the bridge in order to get a good view. A section of the passenger walk gave way under thc heavy weight, and the crowding, strug? gling mass of people was carried down a distance of 40 feet. Thc river is about 15 feet deep at that point. Many fell between the boathouses, forming a pile io feet high of struggling men, wo? men and children. Hundreds of persons at the club? house of the Portland Rowing Club, men in boats and on shore immediately started the work of rescue. Dozens of boats at the scene soon picked up those struggling in thc water, while the in? jured, who were clinging to thc boat? houses, were taken into the clubhouse and medical aid summoned. Every ambulance in the city, several fire companies, and a large force of po? licemen arrived within a few minutes, and victims with broken arms and legs were hurried to the hospitals. The bridge is an old wooden struc? ture, having been built 16 years ago, and has been considered unsafe for some time, although it was not con? demned. MINUTE HAND SIXTY FEET LONG. Dial Will Be 120 Feet in Diameter?Clock for World's Pair. Milwaukee, Wis. (Special).?The largest clock in thc world, thc dial of which will bc 120 feet in diameter, is being built here for use at the Louisi? ana Purchase Exposition next year. Only the hands and machinery are being made here, for the dial is to be a brilliant bed of flowers. The clock will be placed on the side of the hill north of the Agricultural Building. The minute hand will be 60 feet long, and the ring at thc end, which will bc fastened to the machinery, will bc eight feet in diameter. Thc minute hand will move five feet every minute. The numerals marking the various hours will be 15 feet in length, and made of bright-colored coleus. In a broad circle surrounding the dial will be 12 flower beds, one oppo? site each hour, and each 2 feet wide and 15 feet long. At night the time? piece will be illuminated with 2000 in? candescent lights. Two Sisters Burned to Death. Old Orchard, Me. (Special).?Mrs. Helen L. Martin and Mrs. E. A. Ste? vens, sisters, wealthy residents of East Grafton, N. H., were suffocated and their bodies burned to a crisp in thc lire which destroyed thc Sea View House, a small summer hotel contain? ing 12 guests. Their room was in the ihird story. Mrs. E. D. Hooper, of Paris, Me., who occupied a room on the same floor, barely escaped suffo? cation after making her way to thc second story, where she was found by firemen. Several other inmates escap rd in their nightclothing. Thc property loss was small. Turtle Stood the Shock. Derby, Conn. (Special).?That tur lles can withstand without injury a tremendous electric force was demon? strated here when more than 500 volts ivcrc sent through one of them. Ed ivard Frost, a Central Village natural i-t. tried the experiment. The turtle nly quivered slightly when the cur? rent was applied and then crawled oft inharmed, when it was turned off. Mr Krost says thc reason why reptilia with >oiiy body plates can resist such a hock is because thc heart has two inricles and one ventricle, rendering t almost impossible to cause sudden :essation of the action of thc organ. Couldn't Survive Loss of Paper. Warsaw, Ind. (Special).?The loss of he paper which he had published 30 cars is believed to have caused the lentil of Frank ll. Zimmerman. Disati ied Democrats, it is said, forced Zim ncrman to sell his paper, thc Warsaw National Union, by threatening an op losition journal. The veteran editor 'owed to thc inevitable, but shortly after iis health gave way. Suicides Cheerful Letter. New York (Special).?Miss Louisa billian, 26, tired of life, according to letter she wrote, killed herself by kinking carbolic acid in an open lot lot far from her home, in Jersey City. Ibis is the note found near the body: Don't bury mc. Cremate me. Don't vorry. Laugh and grow fat. Ha, ha. ia!" Miss Killian's parents are dazed hey cannot account for her rash art, xcept on thc theory that her brain lad-bcen affected by the heat. NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS. More Postolflcc Indictments. A scries of indictments, possibly the most important yet drawn in thc post office investigation, have been reported by thc Federal grand jury. Five new names are implicated in transactions, which emphasize the organized system of "grafting" which permeated the frcc-delivcry branch of thc department. As head and frost of thc iniquitous system appears ex-Supt. A. W. Ma? dlen, heretofore accused of wrongdo? ing under well-nigh a dozen indict? ments. It is also shown anew against Mr. Machen, as in the case of the Groff patent fasteners, that he prob? ably began his operations soon after he entered the free-delivery division as an official, although thc specific charges are confined to a period within three years, as is made necessary by thc statute of limitations. This fresh batch of scandal is in con? nection with contracts for leather cases and satchels for carriers and in thc un? necessary painting of letter boxes. There were ingenious ramifications, and the "rake-offs" were cleverly dis? tributed by a roundabout arrangement. Those indicted are: William Gordon Crawford, of this city, vice president and resident agent of the Postal Device and Lock Com? pany, of New Jersey. He was for four years deputy auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department under President Cleveland's second adminis? tration. W. C. Long, formerly of Xenia, O., and friend of prominent Buckeye Re? publicans, who has been much in this city. J?hn T. Cupper, mayor of Lock Ha? ven, Pa., who is accused of bribery. Leopold J. Stern, of Baltimore, en? gaged in business there. Maurice Runkle, of New York, a postal contractor. A. W. Machen, ex-superintendent of the free-delivery division. Thomas W. McGregor, formerly a clerk in the free-delivery division, and already indicted on other charges. Maj. George E. Lorenz and Mrs. Lo? renz, of Toledo, Ohio, also under in? dictment in other postal cases. Yellow Jack ls Active. Reports to thc Marine Hospital Ser? vice refer to the serious conditions at Tampico, Mexico, from yellow fever. During the week ended July ii there were 60 deaths from all causes at Tam? pico, and of these 30 were from yellow fever. There were 38 new cases dur? ing that week, making a total of 80 cases at that time. JRecent rains in? creased thc mosquitoes and in the week? ended July 18 there were 45 deaths from yellow fever out of a total death list of 70. Fifty-nine new cases were added during that week. The situa? tion was growing worse and the dis? ease was spreading to other points. No Avert Act Committed. A cablegram has been received at thc State Department from United States Minister Squicrs, at Havana, stating, in substance, that the reports of incipient rebellion in Santiago province based on unsatisfied demands for back pay by veterans of thc war with Spain have no foundation in fact, for there has been no overt act committed and dis? satisfaction has been expressed by only a few persons. Increase Nearly Fourfold, A statement prepared by the Bu? reau of Insular Affairs of the War Department shows the customs rev? enues in the Philippines for the first four months of 1003 to have been $2, 931,782, against $2,001,011 in thc same period in 1902 and $1,215,657 in 1899. A comparison of thc customs reve? nues under Spanish administration for the io years from 1885 to 1895, with the period from August 20, 1898, to April 30, 1003, under American occu? pation, shows the volume of business to have increased about fourfold. In (he Departments. Secretary Root gave a hearing to the attorneys representing Congressman Lu? cius Littaucr, thc glove manufacturer, whose gloves were furnished thc War Department through Contractor E. R. Lyon. Rear Admiral Bowles holds that thc 13.000-ton battleships will not be defi? cient in coal supply or inferior in radius of action to previously designed vessels of that type. The federal grand jury, which has been considering cases arising from the postal investigation, has agreed upon four additional indictments for conspiracy against August W. Machen, the former general superintendent of thc free delivery service of the Post office Department, and several other indictments. Pension Commissioner Ware and Acting Chairman Cooley, of the Civil Service Commission, agreed to refer to the Attorney General for an opinion the question as to whether the exam? ining surgeon is included in thc civil service list. Contracts were awarded for work at thc Naval Academy. The Noel Con? struction Company of Baltimore was thc successful bidder for two con? tracts. The government has decided to ac? quire a square between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, E and F streets, as a site for thc proposed hall of records for government archives. Operations under thc refunding offer of Secretary Shaw, made in April, con? cluded. Thc amount turned in is $81, 000,000. Secretary Cortelyou, of the Depart? ment of Commerce and Labor, has ap? pointed Herbert Knox Smith deputy commissioner of corporations. The Agricultural Department will make an analysis of certain food pro? ducts shipped to this country from abroad. Thc subject of coaling and naval sta? tions was discussed at the first meet? ing of the General Policy Board. SCORE MIN EXPLOSION Gunpowder Magazines Are Blown Up in Lowell, Mass., Suburb. NEARLY FIFTY PEOPLE ARE INJURED. Four Boys 200 Yards From the Magazine Killed by the Concus'lon ?U Frame Houses Leveled to the Ground?Seven Caught Fire and Were Consumed?The Explosion Heard in Towns Fifty Miles Distant. Lowell, Mass. (Special).?Two small gunpowder magazines, situated in the very midst of humble residences of fifty mill operatives, exploded with a fright? ful concussion, and the resultant wave of death cut off the lives of more than a score of human beings and injured nearly fifty others. Half a dozen men who were loading kegs of powder from one of the maga? zines were blown to pieces, four boys 200 yards away were killed by the force of the explosion, and fourteen frame houses within a radius of 400 yards went down as if they had been built of cards. Seven of these houses immediately caught fire, probably from the kitchen stoves, and were completely consumed. At least three persons were caught in thc ruins and burned to death, while seven or eight others, who were rescued, died subsequently of their injuries. It is estimated that seventy separate pieces of property, including those al? ready mentioned, were destroyed, while the force of the explosion wrecked win? dows for five or six miles around, and its thunder could be heard distinctly more than fifty miles away. The magazines were the property of thc United States Cartridge Company of this city, but fortunately were situated more than a mile away from the factory itself. They were built of brick, about ten feet high, with a rounded roof of corrugated iron. They were constructed some thirty years ago, in what was then a broad, open field on the banks of thc Concord river. During the last decade small wooden dwelling houses have gradually sprung up in thc vicinity, crowding nearer and nearer, with fan? cied security, to the two innocent look? ing little buildings, until they almost completely surrounded them, except on the river side, the nearest house being scarcely fifty feet away. One of the magazines was just within the roadside fence, while thc other was about 100 feet behind it, near the banks of the river. Both magazines ordinarily contained two or three tons of gun? powder in tin kegs, each keg being about eighteen inches high and a foot in diame? ter. The company has for some time been desirous of strengthening the floor Bf the magazine nearest the street, and eight men, three of them employees of the company, three expressmen and two :arpenters, were sent there with three large express teams to take out the powder and mend the floor. Two of the teams had been loaded and the other was almost full when, at six minutes "last 9 o'clock, the explosion occurred. It was a long time before thc actual :ause of thc explosion could be asccr :ained. It was thought at first that everyone within a radius of fifty feet of he magazines had been killed, but later t was found that Clarendon Goodwin, he foreman of thc men who were load ng the powder on the teams, had sur? vived, together with one of his assistants, \madee Boulanger, and the latter was ;ecn in thc hospital. He said that thc men went down to he magazine nearest the street to fix he floor, and after the teams had been oaded with the powder which was in the nagazine it was discovered that a can )f nitroglycerin, which was stored in the nagazine, was leaking. Mr. Goodwin licked up what he thought was a jug of vater and began pouring it onto thc litroglycerin with the idea of diluting it ind washing it up. As soon as the hud from thc jug struck the floor he bund that it was nitric acid. Thc floor it once began to smoke, and when thc nen saw it they rushed from the build ng, but had not gone ten feet when the xplosion occurred. This magazine was hereforc thc first to go up, followed im ncdiatcly by the gunpowder in the three cams, and several seconds later hy thc iccond magazine. BIBLE THEIR WEAPON. 'ollce Force of Zion Armed With Them In? stead of Clubs. Chicago (Special).?Dr. Dowie has nauguratcd a new system of armament or the police force of Zion City. In? stead of thc usual baton and revolver acli Zion guard will carry a pocket Jiblc. 'Hie innovation was made a thanksgiv ng service. Colonel Stern, who holds he office corresponding to chief of tolice, was called to thc platform by )verseer Speichcr. "Draw your sword," thc overseer ommanded. Colonel Stern put his hand to his side n military fashion and from the scab- j lard at his hilt pulled a pocket Bible, fliis was thc signal for great applause rom the audience. Overseer Speichcr announced that icncefortli every member of thc Zion lolicc force should carry a Bible in a cabbard at his belt. Union Shave for Corpses. Trenton, N. J. (Special).?Union ourncymen barbers have begun a cru? sade to secure thc work of shaving all orpscs. They have promise of support rom union undertaker helpers. The >arbers also ask all union men to as ist them by giving orders before death hat they must only bc shaved after the inion provision. Union coach drivers i/ill not serve at any funeral where it s known that thc corpse was shaved iy a non-union man. Mrs. Roosevelt Wields Ax. Oyster Bay, N. Y. (Special).?Stovc i-ood was produced about twice as fast s usual at Sagamore Hill Tuesday, for ilrs. Roosevelt shouldered an ax and lade a tree-trimming expedition with he President. Mrs. Roosevelt and the ! 'resident turned their ax blades on the et uncut limbs and branches of a re ently felled tree of the Sagamore Hill irest. As fast as the tree was stripped he cord lengths were piled up, to bc iter reduced to stove lengths for the re in the kitchen stove. INSTRUMENTS TO PREDICT WEATHER. experiments With Monster Coelostat by the Scientists of th; Smithsonian. Washington, D. C. (Special).?The scientists of the Smithsonian Institu? tion arc conducting a series of exper? iments with a newly completed coclo 5tat. By thc use of this instrument it ll believed more accurate weather pre? dictions will be made. The. present experiments deal with .Tie absorption of the sun's rays by the gases surrounding the sun. This ab? sorption varies and thus has a great influence upon thc weather conditions M the earth, and vice versa. The ob? servations arc based on this theory. A. sufficient number of observations have not yet been made to furnish a stabU basis for this theory. Thc new coelostat which has been rrccted in the rear of the Smithson an Institution is thc largest in the United States, and differs from the other instruments in that it has a sec? ond mirror that gives a fixed northern ray. as well as the first mirror, Wliich reflects a ray from the different posi? tions of the sun. The telescope which is used in connection with the coelo? stat has a horizontal length of 14c feet. Especial attention will be given in these observations to the so-called 'sun spots." for the origin of which many theories have been advanced. TRAIN STALLED FOR TWO YEARS. Resumes Its Journey After a Long Period of Waiting. Beaumont, Tex. (Special).?On Sun? day morning, July 26, the only train run? ning on the Gulf and Interstate Railroad pulled into the passenger station at Beaumont just 1,040 days late, starting from Galveston September 8, 1900. It has been stalled half way between the two cities since that date. Special festi? vities marked the arrival of the belated No. 1. Of the passengers who started with the train many met death Th? Jthers walked and rode in wagons, leav ?iiR the engine more than two yean and 1 half behind. In the wind, rain and weather the trair ?las stood where it was stalled so long igo, only to be finally reamed an'.' )rought to cover ai a relic of other days. The same locomotive that started sc long ago pulled the same weather-beaten ind dilapidated coaches through to the destination that should have been reached four hours after the start wa? uade. When it pulled into the station two rears nine months and 26 days behind it was greeted by salutes from all the mgines in the Beaumont yards. In the :ars rode the officials of the road. Thc event was made thc occasion for a gen? eral celebration in the city. Died Trying to Save Another. New Orleans, (Special).?In the en de*\vor to save the life of John K. Voel iel, Sr., a well-known resident of New Orleans, Walter E. Bertel, paying teller nf the Whitney National Bank, was drowned at Grand Isle. Voelkel also 1 "as drowned. Mrs. Voelkel and her -laughter, who went to the assistance of the men, were rescued with difficulty. Three Persons Drowned. Detroit. Mich. (Special).?A special to the Free-Press from Ithaca. Mich., lays: "Three persons were drowned in Crystal lake, near here. One was the daughter of Commissioner Pike, a girl )f 8 years of age. The ether two were friends visiting at the commissioner's rottage. Killed His Motb:r's Assailant. New Orleans, La. (Special).?Defend? ing himself and his mother from death it the hands of an infuriated boarder, Charles Henry Baker shot and killed Calvin Strodo at Mandie, La. Strode attempted to fire, but his rifle became entangled in a cast net, and Baker fired Dtfore Strodo could rtleasc his weapon SPARKS FROM THE WIRE3. Lying on thc bare ground wrapped in blankets, President Roosevelt and his sons and nephews passed Tuesday night on the sandy shores of Hunt? ington Bay. The President makes an annual custom of camping out with hi? boys. Three hundred machinists employed hy the Westinghouse Company, ol Pittsburg, arc on a strike because of refusal of thc company to sign wage scale. Whitaker Wright, the London capi talist, accused of swindling, left th? Ludlow Street Jail and boarded thc steamer Oceanic for Liverpool. Judge Kavanaugh. of Chicago, ha! decided that labor unions have right to picket men about a place where a strike is in progress. William Smith, a millionaire nur? seryman, of Geneva, N. Y., will endow a college for women in the suburbs of Geneva. The International Federation of Com? mercial Travelers, in convention at Mac? kinac Island, Mich., elected officers. Thc sheriff and posse had a brush with thc fugitive convicts on Greenwood Creek, Cal. No one was hurl. Brazil's exports in 1902 were $182, 227,000 against $203,110,000 in 1901. Thc decrease is due to the fact that coffe< and rubber exports had reached record totals in 1901, the value of 1901 ship ments of coffee being $119,897,000 against $101,674,800 last year, and o' rubber $43,136,500, against $35,467,500 Thc Czar, Czarina and their suite; joined the great orthodox pilgrimage tc Saroff, Province of Tamboff; where th< ranonization of the hermit Prokhor Moshnin is to be celebrated. Rear Admiral Cotton and the officer* of thc United States European squadron Were inspected by the King and Queer ol Portugal, who are expected to visit the American warships. The Countess of Maltcspailc having failed to accomplish the murder of bet rival, tried to butt out her brains against thc walls of her cell, in Paris. Senhor Manoel Cardia, a Portuguese journalist, killed himself because a young opera singer with whom he was in love rejected him. The French Minister of Marine- will marry a school Jteacher. J THE OLD DOMINION. Latest News Gleaned From Alt Over tbe State. so Daaiy snockecl that s considered critical, was stunned, bm has barn contained rjrarly t's crop of this /ear's Pensions granted Virginians:?Geo. IV. Creager. $8; Uriah Rose, $12; John Ff. Jordan, $12; Charles Edwards, $12"; William Branding. $12: George West gate, $10; George T. Nippard, $8; Rob ?rt Monteith. $8; Willis Quickmore, 5io; Rcddick Goodman; $8; Albert rempleton, $10; John Kernahan, $8: riiomas Johnston, $12; Alexander G. Donnelly, $6; James W. Miller, $8; olin H. Taylor, Jim Crawford, John N. White, Samuel F. Mathcrly, Wil? lam T. Parsons, $6 each; Louis A Ihompson, $40; Paul R. Harris, Wil? lam E. Winn, John E. Lawrence. John jray (dead). William T. Henderson, "ora Benjamin. Nancy Comick, fli *ach; Charles B. Plaiss. William H. Dorscv. Robert Martin, Ann E. Gray, -ucy If. Kearns, $8 each. The celebrated case of Henry King s. J. N. Watkins and others, which las been on trial in the United States Jourt at Lynchburg since July 1, came 0 a close and resulted in a hung jury, ["his is one of several suits involving Itogethcr 500,000 acres of land in Bu hanan county, Virginia; Pike, Logan, Vyoming, Mingo and McDowell coun ies, West Virginia. Thc case dates ack to a land grant of 1785. Thc first rial in 1899 resulted in a verdict for tie plaintiff, but the Court of Appeals eversed this decision. A large barn which is in course of rection on the farm of the Douglas eirs, near Lecsburg, and tenanted by lr. H. A. Tritapoc, was totally de? coyed with all its contents, by light? ing. Thc barn cost about $2000, and iis, with thc destruction of about 20 >ads of hay and. 30 loads of wheat, ill make a loss of nearly $2500. There as about $200 insurance on thc grain. Ex-Alderman John M. King, of ichmond, must -erve a year in jail and ay a fine of $roo for receiving bribes 1 office. The petition for a new trial ade tn the Supreme Court of Appeal* IS bern pa?*ed upon by the five jus ees or that court and bas been re? wed, and there is now nothing for if former Alderman to do but to go > jail. In Roanoke county I'jrir dog**: -.rere messed \nr taxation, 'he amount ol ixe* being nearly \rrfjr. The OW?fl f a!x*)ut ion ol thc-e refaced tn | ie tax. Sheriff 7. -. - artrd Monday on a .- "?? Lion as provided by the ne ? State "fating to dogv During a thunderstorm, lightning truck the large barn of Mr. M. !?'. chmucker, near Tom's Brook, Shcnan oah county, burning it and all its con :nts, except thc live stock and vehi les. Mrs. Schmuekcr and her daught? er. Miss Grace, were at the barn at ic time, and the cow which Mrs. chmucker was milking was killed and Irs. Schmuekcr so badly shocked that cr condition is considered crjfical liss Schmuekcr ^covered. The ba ll Mr. Schmuekcr athering. A sanitarium will soon bc established 1 tbe house that Irene Langhorne. E>w Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, passed ie days of her girlhood and young omanhood. The handsome building, mtaining 20 rooms and situated in ie most fashionable section of Rirh ond, has been purchased by Dr. J. llison Hodges, president of thc Uni ?rsity College of Medicine. It will ht ?modeled and used for his private pa ents. The house was the property of hiswell D. Langhorne, father of Mr; ibson. who now resides at Mirador, beautiful home in Albemarle county James Blackwell, of Blacksburg, wai rested in Roanoke on thc charge of iminal assault On the 13-year old nighter of John M. Archer, of Hol? ts. Blackwell is a bright mulatto, arned and was visiting his wife, who \.ith her parents at Hollins. The other and sister of Miss Archer noti d thc authorities of Salem and Ro loke and Blackwell was arrested on e west-bound train anil taken to Sa m jail. Windsor Shades, the fine farm in New cut county, owned by F. Barnes and imprising 6000 acres, has been soil a syndicate, of men from Madison, is. Thc estate will be cut up into lall tracts and colonized with farmers Mn thc Northwest, who want to mi ate to the milder climate of Virginia, ic price paid for the estate was $65. o. A plot to wreck the Danville jail has mbtlcss been defeated by a timely dis 'very. William Jones, colored, rc tilly sentenced to bc hanged for mur r. had secured implements and had rtly drilled a hole under thc window his cell. The officials have asccr ined from a prisoner that thc plan is to get dynamite into the building members of the chain gang and use iu blasting a way out. Thc shipyard at Newport News i? tablishing a small plant to make the :cl castings used !>y the company in c construction of ships. It is thought at the enterprise will grow until prac ally all of the castings used in the rd will bc made. Plans arc being considered for thc w administration building to l>; cctcd at thc .Virginia Military Insti te. A representative of the finn ol rchitects Frye & Chesterman, of ynehburg was in Lexington during c week in the interest of thc build g. The structuic when completed' ill cost nearly $20,000, and will be rated between the barracks and mess dl. At Morgan, a mining town near Bris 1, Police Officer Wesley Hicks al mptcd to arrest David Dykes and 'alter Fowler, and shot and instantly lied Dykes and fatally wounded nvlcr. Hicks says he acted in srlf fense, alleging that the men started fire on him, but no weapons were mid on their persons when picked up. Labor is so scarce in Middle Virginia at farmers are helping one another save their crops. William Smith, colored, who was ot in Charlottesville several days ago. nie trying to escape from Patrolman ameron, died at thc University llos tal. Dr. J. D. Hank, a prominent physi an of Norfolk county, died at his >me an hour after being kicked over c heart by a horse. Dr. Hank was a rn of Rev. Dr. J. D. Hank, of thc ethodist Church, and was well known tidewater Virginia.