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Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.) 1877-1972, August 14, 1903, Image 1

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vol. xxv.
NO. 31.
Two Tons of Dynamite Are Exploded by
A Twenty-Pound Stone Falls Through a Housi
a Quarter of a Mile Away?Non: Killed
b-.it Several Injured?The Llgb ning Killi
Two in Carolinas?Charleston liarboi
L ght Struck.
Akron, N. Y. (Special).?In a heavj
thunderstorm lightning struck a dyna?
mite magazine just outside the town
line. Two tons of dynamite belonging
to the Akron Cement Company wert
exploded. There was a tremendous
concussion, and people hurried from
their houses, fearing an earthquake.
Houses rocked and glass was broken
for miles around.
A 20-pound stone fell through thc
roof of the home of J. H. Price, clerk
of Erie county, a quarter of a mile
from the scene of the explosion.
Thc Catholic Church was so shaken
that candles on the alt?r tipped over.
No one was killed, but several per?
sons were slightly injured.
Raleigh, N. C. (Special).?A distas
trous rain and electric storm did great
damage in Stanley county about Al?
bemarle. Corn in the lowlands was
destroyed. Four tenement houses on
the edge of the town were struck and
damaged by lightning, their occupants
bein:; severely shocked.
The family of Zago Smith was ter?
ribly shocked, and his daughter Addie
was killed instantly. Her body was
badly scarred and disfigured. Her
clothing was torn and her shoes were
taken completely off her feet.
Charleston, S. C. (Special).?During
a violent electric storm a negro woman
was killed in her house in thc suburbs
and the harbor light of the United States
government in St. Philip's steeple was
The holt is supposed to have struck
and demolished the pipe which furnishes
the gas. Thc woodwork in thc belfry
was ignited, but the flames soon were
extinguished by the fire department. A
lamp has been substituted in the steeple
for the regular light.
Topeka, Kan (Special).?Heavy rains
throughout the eastern and central por?
tions of the state have caused all the
streams to rise. The Smoky Hill, Blue
and Solomon Rivers all are high.
Many persons in North Topeka are
moving out of their homes, although
there seems to be little danger. While
some damage has been done, no repeti?
tion of the May flood is feared.
Shankl'n's Ashes Scattered Upon the Grave
of His Parents.
Chicago (Special).?Thc body of the
late John Gilbert Shanklin, of Evansville,
Ind., was cremated at Graceland Ceme?
tery, in this city, and the ashes were
taken back to his former home by rela?
tives. During his life Mr. Shanklin was
deeply attached to his parents. His jeal?
ous care of them when they became
feeble and old, and his grief at their
death marked him as an unusual man.
According to his dying wish, impressed
time and again upon his executors, his
ashes will be sprinkled over the graves
of his parents. Mr. Shanklin was widely
known throughout the Middle West. He
prospered through real estate deals and
was highly respected by all who knew
him. His parents are buried in beautiful
Oak Lawn Cemetery at Evansville, and
brief funeral services were held there
over the remains of Mr. Shanklin before
the body was brought here for incinera?
Caught Convicts Quickly.
Columbus. Ohio (Special).?Lewis
Harmon, the convicted murderer of
George Geyer, near Alton; Robert Shif
flett, Franklin county, charged with horse
stealing; Otis Kellar, another alleged
horse thief, and Lewis Eyeting, an al?
leged forger, of Dayton, escaped from
the county jail in broad daylight hs filing
off a bar in the bathroom. The work is
supposed to have been done with a potato
knife filed in the shape of a saw. Har?
mon, Eyeting and Kellar were captured
by the Marshal of Canal Winchester, in
this county, about noon. Shifflett, thc
fourth convict, was with them, but es?
Ghouls Also Did Murder.
Indianapolis (Special).?Rufus Can?
trell, the chief of the negro ghouls, who
is serving a sentence for grave robbery,
has made a sworn confession to former
Superintendent Byers, and it was for?
warded to the Attorney-General that the
Suite may take action upon it. The con?
fession deals with several murders that
have occurred in this city, and the cor?
rectness of dates and circumstances
shows that Cantrell had an intimate con?
nection with them. He admits partici?
pating in most of the murders and of
having a guilty knowledge of thc others.
His Sentence 99 Years.
Henderson, Texas (Special).?Isham
Strong, the negro surrendered by a mob
which had taken him from the officers
for the purpose of lynching him, was
indicted and placed on trial for attempt?
ed criminal assault. He pleaded guilty
and was sentenced to imprisonment for
oq years. He was taken to the peniten?
tiary this afternoon.
Joke Will Prove Fatal.
Schenectady, N. Y.( Special.?K. Reas
ki, a lad cmyployed at the works of the
American Locomotive Company, is dying
as the result of a cruel practical joke.
Stephen Boroski is under arrest, charged
with responsibly for the act, and other
arrests are to follow. A compressed air
hose was pressed against the body of
Rcaski and ? quantity of the contents
turned on. Thc lad was taken to the
hospital, screaming with parin, and it was
found that he was internally injured.
Judge de Bait, of the territorial cir?
cuit, refused to grant an injunction lo
the Hawaiian Commercial Company
against die Wailuku Sugar Company.
A gigantic corporation has been
formed in Trenton, N. J., to acquire
and operate department stores in all
parts of the United States and Europe.
Thc Missouri World's Fair Commis?
sion report that the collection of ex?
hibits representing the different re?
sources of the State are progressing
One man was killed and several
others were injured by being swept off
their feet by the projecting ends of a
hook and ladder in New York.
William- H. Matthews, of Brooklyn,
has received a medal of honor for dis?
tinguished gallantry in action before
Charles A. Gould and his wife were
seriously injured by being thrown
from their automobile.
Harry Howard, an aged negro wait?
er, killed his white son-in-law in New
A number of cotton mills in Massa?
chusetts have closed down for a
A national immigration congress is
to be held in St. Louis next June.
In the Caleb Powers trial at George?
town. Ky., the charge was made by the
defense that the jurors had been sum?
moned by partisan agents. The judge
overruled motion to discharge the entire
Ihe Cash Buyers' Co-operative So?
ciety was incorporated in Trenton, N. J.,
with an authorized capital of $5,000,000,
to conduct department stores.
The shortage of Thomas W. Dcavey,
the absconding cashier of the Farmers
and Merchants' Bank of Newbcrn, N. C.,
is now shown to be $125,000.
In an address in Chicago Dr. Hender?
son, of the university of that city, said
that county jails are the most disgraceful
I tl.i-~s in this country.
Henry S. Louchheim. of the Philadel
' ph'a banking firm of H. S. Louchheim
, & Co., died in Zurich, Switzerland.
Will Hudson and Will Jones, both j (
negroes, were hanged in Birmingham, '
i Ala., for highway robbery.
Two sisters, aged, respectively, 18 and ]
j IJ years,- were asphyxiated by gas in :
1 Philadelphia. |
Mary Lowe, aged 15 years, daugh- 1
ter of Henry Lowe, engineer of thc \ *'
' United States Steel Corporation, died ; J
; in Los Angeles, Cal., while her father j :
I was speeding across the continent on a j {
I special train to reach her bedside before
, her death. J
Charles J. Davis, a forger, who had \
; violated thc parole under which he was '
? released from the Illinois State Re- !
1 formatory, surrendered himself to the
I New York police and asked to be cern
j fined again.
Miss Louise Haby, 17 years of age,
effected her escape from a ranch in
South Dakota, where she had been
held practically a slave, having been
sold by her father when she was a child.
Albert W. Deibel, teller of the Can?
ton (O.) National Bank, has been ar?
rested. Criminal proceedings have
been taken, charging him with embez?
zling $22,000.
Conrad Schroeder, a millionaire con?
tractor of Scranton. Pa., committed i
suicide by shooting himself. I ??
In Philadelphia, Annie E. Shapley ! j
confessed that she ,had raised United
States postal orders.
I treign.
Attorney General Finlay, in London,
ordered the investigations of Promo?
ter E. T. Hooley in Connection with , .
the Sapphire Corundum Mine of Can- i "
The British commission reported c
that flies were the active agents in dis- | s
seininating enteric fever among the 1 *
soldiers during the Boer war.
Colonel Schiel, who was a command- a
ant in the Boer army during the | v
Transvaal war, died in Munich.
Andrew Carnegie has offered the j j
City of Dublin the sum of $140,000 j "
toward the erection of a free library.
It was reported in Vienna that Premier
Hedevary of Hungary had tendered his
resignation to Emperor Francis Joseph.
There was a light between French
troops and Moors who had crossed the
frontier in pursuit of insurgents.
Whitaker Wright was released from
jail, satisfactory sureties for his $250,000
bail having been furnished.
King Edward has approved thc ap?
pointment of.Lord Northcote as gover?
nor general of Australia.
A parliamentary paper was issued in
London giving thc terms of the agree?
ment between thc British Admiralty
and the IntcrnatSonal Mercantile Ma?
rine Company.
A number of Servian officers were ar?
rested at Belgrade on suspicion of con?
spiring against the War Minister.
Siegfried Wagner has finished his
new opera, entitled "Goblin," which will
be given its premiere at Lcipsic.
Trie government was defeated in the
Britisli House of Lords on three
amendments to the Irish Land Bill.
An agreement has been concluded by
which Russia acquires 200 acres of land
at Yongampho. in Korea.
In the House of Commons the Sugar
Convention was passed to a third read?
Baron d'Estourncllcs de Constant has
written a letter to Foreign Minister Dcl
casse giving the results of conferences
between English and French statesmen
with the view of thc adoption of an
arbitration agreement.
Premier Balfour announced in thc
House of Commons that thc British
minister at Peking had been instructed
not to agree to the Chinese government's
demand for thc surrendering of thc
Shanghai reform editor.
Seven hundred persons were reported
to have been drowned in thc disastrous
floods at Chefoo, China, July 27.
Whitaker Wright, the promoter, was
arraigned in London on the charge of
issuing a false balance-sheet of the Lon?
don and Globe Corporation, and released
on $250,000 bail.
Three thousand letters received by a
Chicago bank indicate a depreciation in
the crop condition exceeding io per
Union Pacific last fiscal year earned
$51 .ooo.cco gross, $22,000,000 net and
had a surplus of $15x00,000. The last
sum exceeded 1902 figures by $789,000.
William C. Whitney and other horse?
men have hurried away from Saratoga
for Wall street, where a bigger game is
going on. But John W. Gates is still
watching thc Saratoga races,
MSii at baseball park
he Collapse of a Walk Crowded With
Hundred and Fifty More or Less Seriously
Hurt?The Terrible Accident Due to Ihe
Curiosity to See a Quarrel Between Drunk?
en men?Panic on the Stands?Street
Looked Like a Field of Battle.
Philadelphia (Special).?Four pcr
dus are dead, at least 12 arc thought
) be fatally injured and fully 15c
thers hurt, some seriously, as thc re?
lit of an accident which occurred at
ic Philadelphia National League
ascball park. A boardwalk which
vcrhung thc left field bleachers fell
) the street, carrying 200 spectators.
Two games were scheduled between
oston and Philadelphia, and the at
action drew over 10,000 people to thc
ill park. The accident occurred at
140 o'clock, while thc Boston team
as at bat and in its half of the fourth
ming of the second game, and was
idirectly due to a quarrel between two
ranken men in the street. The Na
onal League stands are built of steel
id brick, the brick wall extending
itirely around the grounds. At thc
>p of the leftfield seats and extending
om the grandstand to thc end of the
teachers there was a walk about three
et wide, which overhung the street,
was this walk which gave way under
ie heavy weight.
Men who were standing on the walk
ere attracted by a disturbance in the
reet. They leaned over the side of
ic railing to see what the trouble was,
id this drew the attention of other
>ectators sitting on the top rows of
ie bleachers. Then occurred what is
en almost every day at a ball game
-a rush to see what the other spec
tors were looking at. The walk be?
rne overcrowded, and without a mo
ent's warning 200 feet of it fell to the
dewalk 20 feet below, carrying all
ho were on it. There were probably
co persons sitting in thc left-field
eachers. and the roar made by the
liing timber created a panic. In
antly the spectators rose en masse
id made a rush down the stand into
c playing field. It was one great
ack wave of humanity. Men and
iys climbed over one another in their
Fort to escape from the grounds. Not
lowing what had occurred, the ball
ayers and others tried to stop thc
ad rush, but they were swept aside
their unsuccessful efforts and scv~
al persons were badly hurt in thc
Outside the grounds the scene was
ie of horror. For an entire block on
fteenth street?from Huntingdon
reet to Lehigh avenue?men and boys
"?re lying writhing in agony. Some
?re buried under the wreckage, others
??rc lying in thc gutters and dozens
;re stretched out in Fifteenth street
1 the car tracks. Some lay uncon
ious. others were rolling over suffcr
g great pain and others attempted
get up and walk only to fall again,
ie 10,000 persons within the grounds
t the place and crowded about the
iured. of whom there were more than
0. Indescribable confusion reigned
r a time because of the great crowd,
irtunately there were at the game
vera! city officials. As soon as they
w what had occurred they telephoned
the city hall, and a general ambu
icc call was sent out.
While waiting for conveyances to
rry the victims to hospitals thou
nds of willing hands looked after
e injured. They were carried from
c street and laid on the 'sidewalk,
d some were taken into nearby pri
tc houses. All the houses in the vi?
lify were thrown open to the vic
ns. One of thc largest street-car
rns in this city is situated across the
?eet from the ball park and all the
eckin'g cars and teams were gotten
idy to transport the injured to hos
als. One wrecking car was quickly
ed with helpless men and rushed
uth of Fifteenth street to St. Jo?
sh's Hospital, more than two miles
?ay. Others were quickly loaded in
wagons of all descriptions belonging
the street car company and rushed
thc Samaritan, St. Mary's, thc Jew
1 or St. Luke's Hospitals. Nearly
cry injured person taken away was
vercd with blood and the street look?
like a field of carnage.
Saved By a Beltpln.
\sbury Park (Special).?A bcltpin
i*cd the life of Mrs. McMichael, who
staying at a local hotel with her
tighter. Mrs. McMichael was one
a fishing party on the Shark river,
hile baiting their hooks the sharp
nek of a rifle was heard and Mrs.
??Michael felt something strike her in
! back. A second bullet whizzed past
rs. Beers, another of the party. Then
! men with the rifle, who were on thc
lmar side of the river, were warn
by shouts to stop shooting. They
I so and decamped hurriedly. In?
stigation showed that thc bullet had
tick Mrs. McMichatTs bcltpin and
d been deflected.
Soon Tired of tbe Stage.
Los Angeles (Special).?The two
ek vaudeville career of Mabel Mc
nley, which closed at the Orpheum
?e Sunday, was her last appearance
vaudeville, for she has decided to
it stage life for good, owing to ob
tions of her father and husband, Dr.
L. Baer. of New York. As daughter
Abner McKinley, brother of the hi?
nted President, whose favorite niece
! was, Mrs. Baer gained theatrical
lown, and in reality commanded her
n price. She was a clever artist, and
lg with taste and finished style, but
* name was her biggest drawing card.
s. Baer is a cripple, unable to take
tcp without crutches.
Shot and Killed His Daughter.
feillsville, Wis. (Special).?During a
lily fight in the town of Scif, Gott
) Schultz shot and killed his daugh
, Mrs. Patrick Leyden. Leyden him
i received a bullet in the chest, and
jxpected to die> Schultz's skull was
shed, but he is expected to recover.
I, Schultz was injured also. Schultz
i been awaiting trial for an alleged
empt to kill his wife, and || believed
be mentally unbalanccdi '
May Have Left thc Country.
Postoffice Department officials believe
George W. Beavers, former Superinten?
dent of thc Division of Salaries and Al?
lowances, now under indictment, has left
New York for parts unknown.
After Beavers was indicted by tht
Brooklyn grand jury for conspiracy tc
defraund the impression prevailed that
he was where inspectors could put their
hands on him at any time and.that the
Government did not care to make pub?
lic thc evidence against him at a preli?
minary hearing before a United States
Many stories have been printed con?
cerning Beavers' movements in New
York, but they have all been second
hand. Thc public has. heard nothing
from persons who have actually seen thc
mysterious Beavers.
Postoffice Department officials arc said
to have been approached within the last
24 hours by persons who asked that
August W. Madlen's bond bc increased,
to make it certain that die will not flee
from thc country to escape the charges
which arc pending against him. Since
thc return of thc indictments against
Machen the Department of Justice is in
charge of his case and must decide
whether his bond is sufficient.
It hts been predicted that the former
Superintendent of Free Delivery will
leave thc country and forfeit his bail, if
there be no other way of escaping Jrial
on the charges of. conspiracy brought
against him in connection with the Post
office Department scandals.
Domestic Trade is Good.
Internal commerce conditions in thc
United States are reported by the De?
partment of Commerce and Labor,
0irough its Bureau of Statistics, and
shows that thc first half of the current
year compares favorably with the cor?
responding period of 1902 and 1901.
With a few exceptions, the volume of
trade thus far this year equaled, if not
exceeded, that of last year, though oc?
casionally falling below the high level of
1901. There is no evidence, says thc
Bureau, of a general recession in com?
mercial activities corresponding to the
extraordinary shrinkage in speculative
Western staples for this year have
gained materially over last year, receipts
of live stock at five markets having
amounted to 15,126.661 head, compared
with 14.058.345 head in thc first six
months of 1002.
Wheat receipts at eight interior mar?
kets for the crop year ended June 30,
1003. were 236.675.669 bushels, compared
with 221.766.387 bushels in 1902.
The total shipments of provisions from
Chicago and Chicago points for the first
26 weeks of 1903 were 621,133 tons,
against 653.217 tons in the same period
of 1902 and 566,029 tons in 1901.
Q:nerai .Miss in Retirement.
At noon Saturday Lieutenant General
Nelson A. Miles rclinguishcd the com?
mand of thc Army and was placed on
thc retired list, in accordance with the
statute requiring the retirements of offi?
cers of the Army at thc agc of 64 years.
Ali during the morning General Miles
held a reception of Army officers at his
office in the headquarters of thc Army,
and a large number of officers in full
dress came to bid him farewell and pay
their last respects to thc General.
Promptly at noon General Miles, ac?
companied by Colonel Reber. his chief
of staff, left his office at Army head?
quarters, walked through thc corridors
of the War Department and left that
building just as thc clock was striking
12, walking across Pennsylvania avenue
to Seventeenth street and then proceeded
to his home, on N street.
Sternberg Received.
Sagamore Hill, President Roosevelt's
country home, was the scene of an inter?
esting ceremony. Baron Speck von
Sternburg, who has been Minister Pleni?
potentiary of Germany to thc United
S'atcs since Ambassador von Holleben
returned to Europe and who recently, on
the retirement of Mr. von Holleben was
elevated to the rank of Ambassador, pre?
sented to the President his credentials
as Ambassador and was received formally
in his new diplomatic rank by President
in (he Departments.
Major Edwin C. Carter, Bishop
Rrent and Dr. Albert have been ap?
pointed as an opium commission to
visit countries where thc drug is used.
Rear Admiral George W. Melville,
who was retired for age last January,
relinquished his duties as chief of thc
Bureau of Steam Engineering.
The Navy Department authorized
a denial of thc report that the Euro?
pean Squadron is destined for Chinese
and Japanese waters.
Lieutenant General Young issued an
order assuming the command of thc
army of the United States.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles retired from the
command of the Amy, having reached
the age limit.
John F. Carnell, 63 years old, a vet?
eran clerk of the office of the auditor
for the. Postoffico Department, for?
merly of Iowa, was arrested by post
office inspectors on thc charge of op?
ening letters addressed to thc auditor
and appropriating thc contents. Matter
sent in decoy letters was found on him.
Thc Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion ordered a temporary extension un?
til October 15th of the time within
which railroads must complete their
safety equipment.
Thc President has designated Lieu?
tenant General Young to command thc
Army from August 8, the date of the
rctiicment of General Miles, until Au?
gust 15, when the General Staff Law
goes into effect.
Thc Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion gave a hearing to railroad com?
panies which ask for time in which to
equip their rolling stock with safety
Because of his lack crt Civil War
service of at least one year Col, Henry
Lipptncott, of thc McdicafDeflartmcnt,
will not bc retired,
Twenty-Three People Were Killed in thi
Two Sections of tbe Train Came Togethe
With a Fearful Crash?The Victims Suffer
ed Torture Before Death Relieved Them
Pitiful Condition of the Wounded is The;
Were Taken to the Hospital.
Durand, Mich. (Special).?An air
brake on, the second section of Wallac
Brothers' circus train refused to worl
in the Grand Trunk railway yards herc
causing a collision between the tw<
sections, in which 23 people were kill
ed and abolit 30 injured.
An official statement issued by th
Grand Trunk road says that the air
brakes were not applied by the enginee
of thc second section, as he had claim
The circus travels in two trains 0
about thirty-five cars each. After th
night's exhibition at Charlotte the tw<
trains left for Lapeer, over the Gram
Trunk road, the second section leavinf
a half hour after the first. It wa? 3.4;
o'clock when the first section pullet
into the west end of the Grand Trunl
yards here. A red light was hung 01
the rear car to stop the second sec
Engineer Propst of Battle Creek, whe
was running the engine of the real
train, says he saw this light, and appliec
the airbrake. To his horror, it refusec
to work. He reversed his engine, bul
thc momentum of the heavy train be
hind was too great, and, with a eras!
that aroused all of the town near thc
yards, thc second section crashed intc
the first
Three cars of the stationary first sec?
tion were telescoped, and the engine
and five cars of thc moving train were
Engineer Propst, Fireman Colter and
Head Brakeman Benedict, who was alsc
on the engine of the second section
all agree that if the brakes had worked
there would have been no accident.
Thc escaping steam and screams and
cries of'those pinned in the wreck made
a horrifying spectacle in the gray ol
the early morning, when the trainmen
in the yards and the aroused townspeo?
ple first reached thc scene. Many fear?
ed at first that some of the menagerie
had escaped, as some of the animal:
could be heard crying. A fire whistle
was sounded and the whole town was
aroused. The rescuers could see un
fortunates in the tangled wreckage anc
went furiously to work without waitui*;
for tools to extricate them. A wreck?
ing crew is kept in the yards here ane
it was on the scene in a few minutes
bringing tools and equipment in plenty
All the physicians and trained nurse;
in Durand were sent for and those ir
nearby places were rushed to the scene
on handcars. Thc Hotel Richelieu wa<
converted into a temporary hospital, and
the injured persons were taken there
as fast as thc rescuers could extricate
them. The dead, many of them so ter?
ribly mangled that identification seemed
well nigh impossible, were carefully laid
on the green sward a short distance from
the scene.
By 6 o'clock a corps of 12 physicians
was operating on the injured anei dress?
ing their wounds in the temporary hos?
pital. Four of the injured died at the
hospital before 8.30 o'clock and a fifth at
When thc wrecking-trafn crews had
finished pulling to pieces the tangled and
broken cars 17 dead men were lying on
thc grass awaiting removal to the
morgue. A minority of them were killed
while asleep.
Wallace Brothers say that their loss
was very heavy, but have given no esti?
mate of it as yet. This is the second
wreck that the Wallace shows have
suffered within a month.
Struggle Likely to Be a Bitter One?Kurds
Geing Armed.
Salonica (By Cable).?A special mes?
senger from Monastir reports that the
Bulgarian insurgents have dynamited
the Konak (governor's palace) in the
Town of Krushevox, 23 miles north of
Monastir. Fifty Turks were killed.
A detachment of Ottoman troops has
?burned the village of Dihovo, near
Eight Turkish battalions have been
dispatched to Monastir and three bat?
talions to Salonica from Kossovo.
Telegraphic communication with
Monastir is still interrupted.
Constantinople (By Cable).?Consu?
lar advices which were received here
from Monastir indicated that the sit*
nation in Mace/ionia was constantly
growing worse.
At a meeting of the ministers it has
been decided, therefore, to adopt mea?
sures of extreme severity in order to
suppress the revolution. It is reported
that Albanian troops will be employed,
in which event massacres are almost in?
Thc Bulgarian exarch was summoned
to the Yilditz Palace Wednesday, and
urged to make a final appeal' to his
flock to deliver up their arms and
thereby avoid bloodshed.
The menacing attitude.of the Kurds
in Armenia is causing increasing alarm
at Erzeroum, Bitlis and Kharput. It
is asserted in some quarters that the
authorities arc secretly arming the
Kurds, while endeavoring to convict
the Armenians of revolutionary inten?
Sofia, Bulgaria (By Cable).?The
newspapers announce that Prince Fer?
dinand is returning.
Announcement was made at the
Building Trades Employers' Association
rooms, in New York, that a general
arbitration board had been organized
to take care of all differences between
employes and the unions which have
signed the plan of arbitration.
Hurlbutt, Hatch & Co., members ol
the New York Stock Exchange, have
failed. The firm was composed of John
H. Hurlbutt, E. S. Hatch (a board
member) and J. F. Smith. The co?
partnership wai formed September \2.
Storm Kills One Maa and Injures Eight
St. Louis (Special).?One of the lieav
est 6torms of the year, though of brief
turation, swept over St. Louis. The
kirious wind tore through the World's
Fair Grounds, killing one man, probably
!atally injuring another and seriously in?
uring seven others, besides causing
lamage to World's Fair buildings and
ithcr property generally throughout the
:ity to the extent of $10,000.
The dead:
Theodore Richter, of Kirkwood,
The injured:
A. R. Clark, carpenter; taken to hos
jital in dying condition
William Koch, carpenter.
Henry Fahrnkopf, carpenter.
Ray Mannville, laborer.
John W. Wheelhouse, Staffworker.
Adrien Smith, painter.
Phyneas L. Going, carpenter.
Charles Covington, laborer.
The day had been extremely warm,
he temperature registering 94 degrees
Suddenly the sky began to grow dark,
ind soon after the storm broke with the
force of a gale. In the city pedestrians
hurried to shelter and thc wind swept
through the streets, causing little dam?
age outside of broken windows here and
there, the falling of a few street sign*
ind leveling of shade trees.
At the World's Fair grounds the agri
cultural building was struck by the gale,
ind six laborers working on scaffolding
?.vere hurled to the ground.
Theodore Richter, a florist from Kirk?
wood, a suburb, was on the ground run
hing to shelter when a flying plank
struck him.
The World's Fair department turned
out and hastily dug the injured from the
debris and hurried them to the hospital.
A. R. Clark was so badly injured that it
is believed he will die.
Destruction By Lightning
Louisville, Ky. (Special).?Fire caused
by lightning destroyed the Bourbon
Stockyards and two buildings adjoining.
Four hundred and fifty head of sheep
were burned. Thc loss is about $250,000,
with insurance one-half. Captain Eber
liart Dillman and Pipeman Richard
Moore were injured by falling timbers.
Knocked Senseless by Lightning.
Mishawaka, Ind. (Special).?A storm
at noon did great damage here. Five
persons were knocked senseless by light
ling. Several buildings were burner'
and chimneys, trees and fences were
leveled. One of the injured men maj
Killed by a Bal*.
Hillside. Mich. (Special).?Herber'
Cox, aged 11 years, was killed by light
aing while standing in the door of 1
arge ham owned by Jonas Brown, five
niles southwest of this city. Mr. Browr
was struck and seriously injured, bu!
?viii recover. The barn was totally de
(ersry City M-a A'tempts to KMl Ills Sponsf
ant Cats His Own Throat.
New York (Special).?Ed a ard Wood
53 years old, tried to kill his wife and
Himself at their home on the second floo?
it No. 153 Morgan street, Jersey City
He struck his wife three times on the
nead with an axe and then cut his throaf
- a ith a tableknife, which had been
ground down to a razor edge. Wood
and his wife are in the city hospital
Tiie woman has a chance of recovery
out it is thought Wood will die.
Wood has had trouble with his wife
on various occasions and the po'Le
say he served a term of 18 months' im?
prisonment for beating her. They have
two sons. Edward, 26 years old, and
Arthur, 23 years old. The sons on
Monday last put their father out of
cheir apartments, but allowed him to
sleep in a hall bedroom. Wood Iud
been drinking heavily, it is said, and
had made himself a nuisance to the rest
of the family.
After the older son had gone out,
Wood knocked on the door of his
wife's room and asked her for a drink
of water. She opened the door and
went to the kitchen to get the water.
Wood followed her, and on reaching
(he kitchen picked up an ax and struck
iis wife three times on ihe head with it.
She fell to the floor unconscious. Wood
.hen turned to a table, and picking up
i knife drew it across his throat.
Earthquake In California.
San Francisco (Special).?Report?
received from different portions of Cal
fornia say but little damage was done
ay the seismic disturbance, although
t was quite severe. The tremor wa?
.-entered at San Jose, where numerous
Aundows and much crockery waa
>roken. Mrs. P. M. Lusson, a sufferer
'rom heart disease, died during the
shock. Lick Observatory reports the
?hock thc heaviest in the history of
he place. The indicator of the seis
nograph was dislodged, and no record
>btained. In San Jose, thc shock last
rd from twenty to thirty seconds, and
,vas from east tri west.
Farmer Murdered By Employe.
Rcnnselacr, Ind. (Special).?Charle?
Medworth, a farmer living near Mount
Ayr, eight miles west of here, was mur
iered by his farm employe, known only
is John. The murderer set fire to the
'louse and thc bodies of both were
ound in the ruins. The man had work?
ed for Medworth for three years, and
ilways refused to give his name. They
ud quarreled over a settlement.
Fatally Injured In Wreck.
Portsmouth. Ohio (Special).?South
?xnind Norfolk and Western passenger
-rain No. 8 was wrecked at East Ports?
mouth by spreading rails. The engine
eft the track and turned over, and En
?jinecr William Simonton. of Colum?
bus, Ohio, was caught under the wreck
md fatally injured. Fireman S. N,
McDonald, of Portsmouth, was also
probably fatally injured. Twenty-five
were more, pr des* iniurr'd, but none ?
Latest News (ilcanea r-rom AU Over
the State.
These pensions were granted Virgin*
Ians:?Mary Jane Riddick. Margaret
A. Hudson, each $8; Daniel Rahily, $6;
Isaac Giesler. $6; Juda A. Jasper, $8;
Robert C. Crawford, $12; Catherine
Jones. $8; Rosetta Bright. $8.
Bettie Lucas, a colored woman living
near Kopp, has been married twice
ind is the mother of 24 children. Mrs.
Anderson, who lives at Rcctortow;:,
Fauquier county, adjoining county, has
been married once and is the mother
of 23 children. There are three men
iving at Stafford Courthouse who have
76 children: There is living within a
few miles of Manassas a young mar
.vhose wife within 12 months present
sd him with five children. He is 31
/ears edd and is thc father of io chil?
dren, all of them living.
H. C. Baxter, of Pulaski city, wai
?earfully beaten on an excursion trair
it Roanoke by a crowd of negroes.
They used blackjacks, knuckles and
beer bottles. His face was beaten into
tn unrecognizable mass and his con?
dition is senors. It happened just a?
the train was pulling out of the station.
ft was stopped and the injured man
was removed and taken to a surgeon';
pffice. No arrests were made.
Suit was instituted in Richmond bj
Polloch & Lamb in behalf of Millie C
Took, who asks $30,000 damages from
Mexander Tompkins and others. Th;
plaintiff sets forth that she paid tbe
defendants $103 for a room for lif.^V
:he house at ptlj-i North Sixth street
It is contended that she was denied
admission to the room at night, hi?
ing to remain out in the weather ind
suffered from cold.
Dr. F. S. Goodman, steward in the
LI. S. hospital service, Norfolk, will per?
mit "malarial" mosquitoes to bite him
in the interests of science. He wishe?
to see whether one bitten by them wil
bc inoculated with malaria. Dr. G-^od
man believes he is immune from yellov
The Lynchburg City Council author
:zed the Water Committee to expend
?7000 for the purchase of land for the
lam site and watershed for the pro
josed gravity water supply. The Conn
:il also authorized a joint committee
!0 place the public school building, in
? thorough sanitary condition, a wort
hat will cost about $8000.
Samuel Dennis, while at work on thc
bridge wdiich is being erected aero.-'
:*he RappahannTck river at Beni?
ngton, was killed by being caught
jnder a heavy beam, the rope by which
t was suspended hiving broken.
After five attempt! to commit sui
ride Mrs. Jas. Smith, of Staunton, .:;
/ears old, succeeded in ending her life
Py strangling. Mrs. Smith came ta
Staunton several weeks ago from Mil?
ler's School to spend thc summer foi
ncr health, and she made three uiisuc
ressful attempts to throw herself in
"rout of the Staunton street cars. Last
Friday she was taken to the Western
State Hospital, where several days ago
she tried to choke herself with a cord.
Thursday after dinner she succeeded in
dipping away from the guards, inn
into a room and tied a handkerchief
iround her neck, the other end of which
she tied to a window guard, and threw
herself forward, strangling to death
She was in the infirmary ward and a
:lose watch had been kept on her evet
;ince she had been confined in thc hos?
pital. This ward has more guards and
IS the closest guarded ward in thc hos?
pital. Jfcrs was a case of suit^da'
mania, and in such cases patients are
under strict guard. At the coroner's
inquest no blame was attached to the
William Coulter and his sweetheart
went to thc Court Clerk's office at Wil?
liamson to secure a marriage license.
The document was written by th?
clerk and Coulter laid down a hali (lol
lar, evidently believing that to be the
fee. When informed that it requirer
that much more he was not able to pro?
duce it and asked thc young woman i'
she could advance thc amount. She be?
came enraged and refused to marr)
him. They left thc office quarreling
and upon reaching thc street Coulter
became enraged and fiercely attacked
his companion, beating her unmerci?
fully. He was arrested and lodged id
jail. Next morning when Jailer Thom?
as took Coulter's breakfast to him he
was found dead on the stone floor of
the cell. He had been dead severar
hours when discovered.
Judge A. A. Phlcgar, late of the Sn
preme Court of Virginia, has announc?
ed himself a candidate for the Stat?
Senate f-*om the Fourth district. Sena?
tor Lyle, the present Senator, for busi?
ness reasons will retire. Judge Phlc?
gar was for years the general attorney
of the Virginia Iron, Coal and Cok;
Company. He was later general mana?
ger, and retired recently to resume th;
practice of law.
Edward C. Carty and his cousin.
Maggie Carty, the latter a pretty girl
of 18 years old, cloped from Castle?
wood, Russell county. They traveled
ill night, crossing the mountains in au
open wagon and arriving in Bristol at
4 o'clock in thc morning. They werc
marricd and started for home as thc}
R. C. Stearns, of Salem, announcer
iis candidacy to represent his district
lil the State Senate of Virginia, subject
to the Democratic nominating pri
nary. ?
A barn belonging to D. E. Kefauver
Commissioner of the Revenue for Ro
moke county, was struck by lightning
and totally destroyed. Thc loss i
$1200 with $400 insurance.
Mrs Cornelia R. Johnston, 56 year?
sid, of Memphis, Tenn., who was spend
ing thc summer at Virginia Beach, wa;
(old she had received a telegram anc*
died from the excitement before4he mes
sage, which was of minor importance
rould bc read to her. She was a daugli
ter of thc late Dr. T. B. Johnston, o
Kentucky. The body was shipped tc
Late Saturday evening, while driving
from Pamlin Depot to his farm, Oti*
Gilliam, a young farmer, of Lynchburg
was shot in the head by a spent bullet
which came from no one knows where
No report of a gun was heard ami nt
one was in sight with a weapon. Mt
Gilliam was not seriously hurt
Mack Fletcher was killed hy a fal'
from a window at thc home of Mr. G
A. Eubank, near Round Hi!l#I/->udour
county. ?
Samuel Hodges, a fireman, was rut
over and both his legs crushed, in til'
railroad yards at Ruanolte,

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