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RECORDER VOL. XXV. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., OCTOBER 2,1903. NO. 38. PLUNGES OVER TRESTLI Engineer, Fireman, Conductor, Ma Clerks Killed. NINE DEAD AND SEVEN WJUSEl Fast Mail and F.xpress From New York to New Orleans, Run ii n>; si ti'gh Speet Jumps tb: Track on Trestle Over Cree Near Danville, Ya., anJ Locomotive so Four Cars Fall 75 Feet Into th: Wat r. Charlotte, N. C. (Special).?Wini running at a high rate of speed train Ni 97, oh the Southern railway, the south bound mail, one of the fastest rcgula trains in thc world, jumped from a tres tie 75 feet high half a mile north c Danville, Va., and was almost de molishcd. Of thc crew of 16 men, in eluding postal clerks, on the train, were killed and 7 injured. Thc express messenger, W. F. Pinke) was the only person on the train that es caped uninjured. All of the injured men are seriousl hurt and have been taken to the hospita in Danville. The recovery of Mail Geri Spies is not expected, and other clerk are thought to have received mortal in juries. The trestle where the accident occur red is 500 feet long and is located on sharp curve. Engineer Broady was new man on that division of the South ern, nnd it is said he came to the curv at a very high rate of speed. The engine had gone only about 51 feet on the trestle when it sprang fron the track, carrying with it four mail car and an express car. Thc trestle, 1 wooden structure, also gave way for ; space cf 50 feet. At the foot of the trestle is a shallov stream with a rocky bottom. Strikinj this the engine and the cars were re il need to a mass of twisted iron and stet and pieces of splintered wood. As th cars went down they touched thc side of the Riverside cotton mill, which i very close to the trestle. All the men on the death list abov were killed instantly, it is thought, am their bodies were mutilated by the fall The skin and hair of the engineer an< fireman were torn off by the impact o the steam engine. Several thousand persons from Dan ville went to the scene of the wreck soot after it occurerd. No one on any of thi cars had made an effort to jump an< thc bodies of all those killed were foun< in the wreckage of the different cars t< which they belonged. Ladies who drovi out to the wreck from Danville faintcc at thc sight of the bodies, some of whiei were crushed to a ghastly decree. I seemed miraculous that any living benn could have escaped, ior each car falling with thc engine bounded from it anc completely collapsed after striking tin rocks at the foot of the trestle. All the express matter in the cxpresi car was practically destroyed, except si) crates full of canary birds. None of tin birds was hurt, though the crates wen in the thickest of the debris. Unofficial opinions agree in giving only one cause for the wreck?the higl speed of thc train on the sharp curve Train No. 97 was running about an hon behind time. It is thought that th< engineer, being unfamiliar with the road did not take into consideration thc dan ger of coming on the curve with sucl great velocity. Thc mail bags in all the mail cars wen torn open and the letters and paskage* vere scattered, hut it is believed none i: lost. Fire which appeared in thc wreck? age shortly after it occurred was quickl) extinguished by the Danville Fire De? partment. In loss of life this is one of the mosl serious wrecks that has occurred on the Southern, and it is thc third time that <he fast mail has been almost entirely demolished. It will probable lake sev? eral days to repair the damage to the trestle. CRUSHED UNDER FALLING TREE, Samuel King; Saves Tw) Women and Three Children. New York (Special).?After saving two women and three children from almost certain death Samuel King, caretaker of the estate of-William Law? rence, at Bronxville, was himsell crushed to death beneath a falling tree trunk, from under which he had just driven the women and children. For several days King has been clearing a tract of land for building operations. A massive poplar tree, with a trunk 2^/2 feet in oiameter, stood near, and the branches overhung the road. Two axmen were at work cut? ing at thc base of the tree, with King directing them. Just as thc tree began to sway two women and three^ children, who had been in the field picking wild flowers, started directly across the path of thr failing tree. Seeing their danger. King jumped beside* them and forced one woman and two children aside. Then, grabbing the other woman, who held a. baby in her arms, he shoved them from beneath the tree just as it fell. But he was not quick enough to save himself. As he started to run for safety the big tree crashed across King's body. He uttered but one piercing cry. Prohibits Boycotts and Blacklists. Montgomery, Ala. (Special). ? The Senate passed the House bill prohibiting boycotting, blacklists, bans or picketing in this state and provides punishment therefor. The bill is considered very strict and was opposed by organized labor. Four Killed in Collision. Marion, Ind. (Special).?Four men wer" killed here when an interurban car ran into a construction train on thc C.. C. cv L. Railroad: Joseph Wolf, of Peru, Ind., fireman on the Chicago. Cincinnati and Louisville engine; head cut nearly off. John Armour, 65 years old, of Marion, laborer on con? struction train; instantly killed. Chas. La^s. laborer on construction train; instantly killed. David Moore, of Marion, and John Caldwell, of Rock? ville, workmen on the construction train were fatally injured. THE LATEST l^EWS IN SHORT ORDER. Domestic. Seattle's gold receipts from the North Friday amounted to $1,250,000. This great treasure shipment came from Nome and the British Yukon on the steamers Ohio, Senator and Dol? phin. The three vessels brought 820 passengers. It is reported that the Consolidated Lake Superior Company stockholders will apply in the Connecticut courts for the appointment of a receiver for the $117,000,000 corporation. The four-masted schooner Gifford went ashore on the ocean beach near San Francisco. The crew was saved, but the vessel wi'.! be a total wreck. A sailor boardinghouse-keeper in Savannah, Ga., and his assistant were arrested .for shanghaing eight negroes I and putting them aboard a Russian bark. Rev. C. D. Whalen, a Baptist preach? er, was arrested in Los Angeles. Cal., on the charge of deserting his wife and children in Plattsburg. N. Y. Gen. Sir Ian Hamilton, one of thc few British generals who distinguished themselves in the Boer War, arrived in New York. William G. Wylie, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, died on the steamship St. Louis cn route to New York. S. Kalman, proprietor of a private bank at Schocnville, Pa., disappeared and his depositors, Slavs and Croa? tians, caused a scene. Frederick M. Hubbell, a wealthy res? ident of Des Moines, Ia., has given $5,000,000 for the endowment of a uni? versity in that city. At Imlay, Harlan county. Ky.. Mar? tin Green shot and killed his wife after a quarrel and fled, but was arrested. Miss Millie Arnhold, aged 32, daugh? ter of Rev. Mr. Arnhold, assistant rabbi of Kencscth Israel Synagogue, in Philadelphia, committed suicide In? taking carbolic acid at the family's summer home, at Atlantic City. James R. Erwin, the indicted postal inspector, in a hearing before the Unit? ed States Commissioner in San Fran j cisco, denied charges of any connec I tion with frauds. The Chinese 01 San Francisco gave j Leung Kai Chen, vice-president of thc ; Chinese Empire Reform Association, a j great welcome on his arrival as a rcfu j gee from China. Rigfrit Rev. Stephen M. Merrill, se I nior bishop of thc Methodist Episco i pal Church, has submitted his resigna ! tion in order to devote himself to lit I erary work. Counsel for the State of Minnesota I filed in the United States Court at St. Paul a petition for an order allowing an appeal in thc Northern Securities merger eas*. William P. Hundley, assistant weigh? ing clerk in the United States Mint at San Francisco, was caught stealing gold dust and resigned. Two lives were lost and several were injured in a fire that destroyed thc Hotel Brunswick in Rochester, N. H. The Reading Railroad shut down two of its colleries and reduced the working days at others. James Keffer was hung in Lander, Wyo., for thc murder of William War 1 ren. an old stock tender. A resolution was adopted by the gen? eral executive board of thc Knights of Labor deprecating ihe proposed move? ment against President Roosevelt be? cause of his action in thc Miller case. William Ronemns, thc mine guard, who admitted shooting Patrick Sharpe, a striking miner, during thc coal strike, was acquitted at Norristown, Pa. Rev. David Philipson, of Cincinnati, advocated the formation of a Jewish world congress as a means of settling the Jewish problem in Russia. Dominador Gomez, a former Spanish officer, has been charged at Manila with inciting rebellion against the au? thority of the United States. I (reign. The French Foreign Office declares that any negotiations with Great Bri? tain on thc subject of M?rocco are con? fined to the matter of a good under? standing, and it is denied that France contemplates a protectorate over Mo? rocco. The Bulgarian War Office has re reived information that in event of hos? tilities between Bulgaria and Turkey the Turks will endeavor to seize the Shipka Pass, and strong f>ulgarian forces are held in readiness. Reports that the visit of Sir Fred? erick Trevcs to the King at Balmoral was on account of the King's health were denied, and it is stated that thc visit is entirely of a social nature. The Czar appointed M. dc Martens, professor of international law at thc University of St. Petersburg, third ar? bitrator in the claims of the allied pow I ers against Venezuela. It is reported that I^ord Milner has finally consented to accept thc post of ! colonial secretary, to succeed Joseph j Chamberlain in the British Cabinet. The strike of omnibus men in Berlin j caused several riots, mounted police hav ! ing to charge the mobs. Canon Maccoll, at an intercession J service held in London in behalf of i th'* Miccdonians, described them ''as ! laboring under disabilities rendering ! them practically outlaws deprived of ' the elementary rights of humanity." Ihe British Ambassador at Con j stanlinople has been instructed to in? form thc Porte that neither Turkey nor Bulgaria must expect support from thc British government in resisting (he execution of reforms in Macedonia. It is understood that Lorri Milner, Briti'^ high commissioner, has been offeree, and has declined, thc colonial secretaryship, but further pressure is being brought to bear upon him. Premier Balfour, of England, in a letter discussing the Macedonian situ? ation, says the British government's policy is to support Russia and Aus? tria in pressing thc scheme of reforms. The Porte has expressed a wish for the withdrawal of the American war? ships at Beirut. 1 hnnciat. Traders think Lake Superior is at? tractive for a turn. The price of plate glass at Pittsburg has been cut io per cent. The flood of cash from tbe Eastern cities has started for the South and West. Since September 1, $7,372,000 Gov? ernment money has been deposited in national banks. Harriman's entrance to the Erie Rail? road board looks as if he and Morgan had forgotten thc Northern Pacific panic. SHOT WIFE IN CHIRCI Thc Desperate Husband Then Fatall Wounds Himself. WOMEN AND CHILDREN FRIGHTENEI Tragic Scene ia th: (i-rrnan Lutheran Chine at Lacrosse, Wis.?Man Whose Your Wife Had Left Him Because of H's Condu Follows Her Into (he Edi.'lc? and Shoo'. Her ia the Presence of (he Congregation. Lacrosse, Wis. (Special).?Durin the early morning communion servic at the German Lutheran Church her Herman Rossow, a painter, entered til church behind his wife and her mothe shot her twice and then turned the wer pon upon himself, inflicting a woun which will likely prove fatal. Rosso* was married to Miss Weiss three year ago at the home of her widowe mother. She was a factory girl. Ro? sow was employed by the Lacross Carriage Company. Because thc husband became a drunk ard and refused to provide for hi young wife, she left him, returning I ive with her mother. Several time Rossow sent notes threatening to ki her if she did not return to him, bu :he girl, though terrorized, refused t< igain have anything to do with him. Sunday morning Rossow took up )osition in a livery stable nearly oppo ;ite the church. He had failed to ac romplish his premeditated^ purpose it my other manner. When his wife ap neared and entered the church Rossov ollowed, walking behind her down th lisle to thc middle of the edifice. Step ->ing up behind her he muttered some bing in her ear, and as she turnei ired into her breast. The woman reel 'd, then staggered away, and as sh ell to the floor he tired again, the sec? ond bullet entering her back betwcei he shoulders. A panic ensued and men, women an< ?hildrcn rushed screaming from th cene. Rossow fled to the vestibule o he church, and placing the weapoi .gainst his breast fired. The bullet too' fleet, but a second failed and struck tin rail behind him. Running from th burch, he was captured a half blocl way by E. II. Dcrr, a former policeman nd easily submitted to arrest. As hi ias being taken to the police hcadquart rs he fell from thc loss of blood anr /as driven to a hospital. Physicians sa; c cannot live, the bullet having rcachei vital organ. Thc woman will die. NOVEL DIVORCE DECISION. Woman Whose Plea Wns tbe Sentence o Husband to Prison. Philadelphia (Special*).?In dismiss rig the libel in a divorce suit filed b> iinerva Kauffman against her hus and, Henry H. Kauffman. Presiding udge Sulzberger, of Common Plea? 'ourt, handed down an opinion which ecides for the first time in the his ory of the Pennsylvania courts whal ra* intended by the act of Assembly f May 8, 1854, as amended by the act f June 1. 1891. Under this act it is provided that rhen either party to a marriage shall e convicted and sentenced for for ery or any infamous crime the other an urge such conviction as a ground :>r an absolute separation. The libelant, Minerva Kauffman, verred that her husband had been con icted of larceny and was sentenced for iree years. Because thc three years *as made up of two sentences instead c one, the judge declared against Mrs. huffman. DYNAMITE IN THEIR PATH. issatisfied Poles Kill a Contractor on tbe Wabash Railroad. Washington, Pa. (Special).?One ol ie most bloodthirsty murders in the his >ry of Washington county occurred on ie Middletown road, about 15 miles rom herc. Samuel T. Ferguson, of the erguson Construction Company, ol 'itlsburg, was instantly killed, and hie ;cretary, Charles L. Martin, of Cincin ati, was fatally injured. The two men were driving along the ->ad in a buggy, carrying $3,600 in cash ith which to pay off some of their men uployed on construction work along thc nc of thc Wabash Railroad, when sud enly an explosion of dynamite in thc roadway literally torc the rig to pieces, illed Ferguson outright and threw Mar. n 200 feet and tearing his left arm al lost from the socket. It has been learned that two men sup ised to be Poles placed thc dynamite in ie road for thc purpose of killing Pay :aster Ferguson, and had arranged to *<plcde it by means of an electric bat -ry. _ Two Swindlers Run In. Sleubenvillc, O. (Special).?Thc two en who arc cbnrgcd with having rob >d farmer John Kerr of $3000, and ho were captured after being pursued id shot by a posse of farmers last onday, were identified as William rilson and Cameron Bostettcr, alias }ig Charley Adams." Houston Kcp r, of Barberton, Ohio, has identified c two men as those who swindled him tt ol $5000 in a card game in 1891. A lard has been placed around the jail cause of thc presence of a number of range men in town who are believed be friends of Wilson and Bostettcr, id whom, the authorities fear, may tempt a rescue. Millions (0 Found College. Des Moines, Iowa (Special).?Fred? ek M. Hubbcll, one of the wealthiest :n in Iowa, his wife, FYanexs E. Hub II, joining, has conveyed property to ! value of about $5,ooo.oco to himself d his sons. Frederick C. Hnbbell and over C. Hubbell, of Des Moines, trus? ts of the. Frederick M. Hubbe] estate, d to their successors in trust for the istees and their lineal descendants th a limitation, over to the State of iva, to be used ul founding a college of ming in thc city of Des Moines, NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS, Dead Letter Office Business. The annual report of thc operations of the Dead Letter Office for thc fiscal year ended June 30, 1903, has been prepared, and will be embodied in the forthcom? ing report of First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne. The report states that it is made to appear that there has been a large and steady increase in its annual receipts, which is due to thc great and constant increase in the volume of mat? ter passing through the mails. The total receipts for the year were something over 10,000,000 pieces?thc largest in the history of the office?ex? ceeding those of the preceding year by some 850,000 pieces. Of the aggregate number 8,895,205 pieces were opened. The money found in opened letters amounted to $48,634, but this sum in? cluded money (generally coin)"" found loose in the mails or in postofficcs and consigned to the Dead Letter Office. Commercial paper found, such as drafts, checks, money orders, etc., represented a face value of $1.493,503- Jhe number of merchandise parcels received was 254, 580, which were restored to the owners as far as possible. Photographs were found in 219,955 letters and parcels. Letters which contained postage stamps in varying amounts from one cent up? ward numbered 240,955. The domestic misdirected letters re? ceived numbered 554,201. There were 131,032 letters held for postage. Under the regulations deliverable mer? chandise matter is to be hereafter held for one year, instead of two, as formerly, before being sold, and this change ren? dered necessary an additional sale dur? ing the year. The first sale was held in December, 1903, and thc gross proceeds were $3,535. The second occurred in February, 1903, and the gross proceeds were $5,244 Warship Sent to St. Andrews. Additional information obtained at thc State Departmenf about the trouble near Bluefields, Nicaragua, is to thc effect that a number of American citizens have suffered ill treatment on.the Island of St. Andrews, 40 miles from Bluefields, and that the local authorities have failed to afford them protection or redress. Thc matter was reported to thc State Depart? ment by Edwin W. Trimmer, the Ameri? can agent at Bluefields, and at his sug? gestion tbe Nashville has been ordered from Pensacola to St. Andrews. The Americans involved are connected with a plantation at St. Andrews. The State Department officials say they do not anticipate serious trouble, but tbe evident inability of thc local authorities or their unwillingness to maintain order makes the presence of an American war? ship desirable. Will Remain at Beirut. Withdrawals of the American war? ships from Beirut seems unlikely for the present in view of a cablegram re? ceived at the State Department from Minister Leishman, at Constantinople, stating that, although his advices from Beirut indicate that the situation is quiet just now, nothing like permanent order has been established. Mr. Leish? man says the state of affairs there may yet be regarded as uncertain. It is indicated in Mr. Lcishman's ca? blegram that the departure of the war? ships might be the occasion for a re? newal of tho riots. This confirms the opinion held herc by State Department officials that the quiet at Beirut is due directly in the presence of American warships off that port. Minister Leishman adds that thc new governor of Beirut is actively inaugu? rating reforms there, but that it is not yet certain he will be able to hand'e the situation. How far he has the backing of the Porte in his activities in behalf of foreigners and their interests is not stated. Lives Lost in Riots. The following bulletin has been post? ed at thc State Department: "The Department of State has re? ceived advices from the American charge at St. Petersburg to thc effect that in thc Gomel riot eight Jews and five Christians lost their lives. Mr. Rid? dle says that no foreigners or foreign interests suffered." In view of the position taken by thc Russian government at the time of the Kishcneff affair (that the imperial au? thorities would decline to receive for? eign representations concerning do? mestic matters where no foreign inter? ests were involved) the report of thc American charge at St. Petersburg that no foreigners or foreign interests were jeopardized in the recent anti Semite riot at Gomel closes the in? cident so far as the State Department is concerned. In the Department-,. Assistant Surgeon General H. D. Geddings has been detailed as delegate tr> the International Sanitary Plague Conference, which is to convene in Paris October io. A composite address was issued by leaders of the colored race, giving their composite view of thc race problem. Thc Attorney General has rendered an opinion upholding thc action of Captain Leary, when Governor of Guam, in condemning thc property of Lieutenant Safford for government purposes. The State Department received ad? vices that in the riots at Gomel, Rus? sia, eight Jews and five Christians lost their lives. No foreign interests suf? fered. Thc Navy Department has ordered ihe gunboat Nashville to proceed to Bluefields, Nicaragua, for thc protec? tion of American interests there. Secretary Moody has instructed Su? perintendent Brownson not to permit hazing at the Naval Academy. Thc Commissioner General of Immi? gration will take action against the American Textile Works, Pawtucket, R. I., for violation of alien contract la? bor law. The compromise between the Salva? dor Commercial Company and thc Sal? vadorean government has been ratified by the national government. Thc final details of the commercial treaty with China are being worked out, ( fir FOILED BY THE MESSENGER ioldup of an Express Train Proves Bootless. Masked Men Shot Down by Messenger Wben an Attempt Was Made to Blow Open (he Car?Engineer Wounded by (he Same Bullet?Sheriff's Posse Captured Another Robber, Who Was Badly Wounded. Portland, Ore. (Special).?The At antic express on the Oregon Railroad md Navigation Line which left here at 5.15 o'clock p. m. was held up by four nasked men an hour later near Cor? bett Station, 21 miles east of this city. 3ne of the robbers was shot and killed )y Express Messenger Fred Korner md Engineer Ollie Barrett was seri )usly wounded by the same bullet. \fter the shooting the robbers fled vithout securing any booty. Two of thc highwaymen boarded the rain at Troutdale, a station 18 miles :ast of here, and after the train had jot under way they crawled over the ender and, covering the engineer and iremen with revolvers, told them to top at Mile-post 21, which is near Corbett Station. When the train slowed down two nore men appeared. Two of the rob? ers compelled the engineer to get out )f the cab and accompany them to the xpress car, while the others watched he fireman. The men carried several ticks of dynamite, and when they ame to the baggage car, thinking il vas thc express car, threw a stick at he door. Express Messenger Korner leard thc explosion and immediately ecucd his rifle and opened fire. The ?uliet pierced the heart of one of the obbers and went through his body, ntering the left breast of Engineer Jarrett, who was just behind him. After the shooting the other three obbers fled without securing any iooty, and it is supposed they took to boat which they had moored to the >ank of the river. The robber ordered Engineer Bar ctt to walk in front of him while ap? proaching the baggage car, but bc umped behind just before thc shot rom thc express messenger's rifle was red. The body of thc dead robber was :ft beside the track and thc wounded nginecr was brought to this city, iheriff Story and four deputy sheriffs :h on a special train for thc scene of ie robbery at 12:45. Shortly after the express train bear ig the sheriff's posse arrived one of ic gang of outlaws was found a short istance up the track bailly wounded -om a charge of buckshot which he ad received in the head. He was laced on board the sheriff's special ain, which was turned around and eaded for Portland. Tlic bandit said his name was Jim Connors, and that he is from Portland, ut refuses to make known the names f any of the other bandits or the di? ction in which they went. FILIPINO CHARGED WITH TREACHERY. resident of (he Nationalist Party Arrested on Serious Charge. Manila (By Cable). ?A Filipino amed Kalbaza, president of thc Nation list party, was arrested upon a similar barge as that which has just been pre ?rred against Dominiado Gomez. He is ccused of being concerned with the lat ?r in fomenting the disturbances which ave lately taken place in the northern rovincc of Luzon, where a guerrilla arfare has been carried on for some mc past by ladrones against the pcace oly inclined natives. He is now held to nswer on charges of rebellion and in irrection against the authority of the nited States. Two prisoners named Rudd and lack, escaped fugitives from thc United tates Military Prison, on Malagi Island, 1 laguna de Bay, Luzon, have been illed by natives. In defense the latter aim that the killing took place during -1 attempt to capture the fugitives to lin thc reward which was offered for icir arrest and return to the military jthorities. Dean Tompkins, the defaulting treas -er at San Fernando, convicted recent for forgery, has been sentenced to 17 ?ars* imprisonment. His trial on the her charges filed against him has been t for December 1. Floor Mills Skut Down. Minneapolis, Minn. (Special).? ourtecn of the 17 flour mills belong g to thc Pillsbury-Washbum, thc rashburn-Crosby and the Consoli itcd Milling Companies have been osed by the strike. The remaining ree, which belong to the Washburn rosby Company, will be closed as ion as thc wheat in thc bins is run tt. It was part- of the plan of the rikers to leave every mill in g<-o i mdition, with the wheat all run out. Iicy are satisfied with thc action of e operatives in the mills still ruti? ng. There is no sign that the four ills belonging to independent com? mies will be disturbed for the pres it. Clifton Branhim Hanged. Richmond, Va. (Special).?Clifton ranliam paid thc penalty of wile mur r at Wise. Before going to the gal ws he made a speech of sonic length, liming that he was justified in thc kill g by thc circumstances. He appealed those present for indorsement of s deed, and about 300 of thc crowd, is said, agreed with him. At 1.37 p the drop fell, and in 28 minutes he is pronounced dead, his neck being oken by thc fall. 0 Girl Accused of Arson. Waterbury, Ct. (Special).?Miss Mary aloncy, 19 years of age, has been ar ;tcd in this city on the charge of arson, eged to have been committed on Fcb ary 7 and 8, 1903, when thc woman is employed in the boardinghouse of a rs. Foster, in Melrose, Mass. Five ncs within a period of 24 hours the I use was set on fire. The prisoner is d to have confessed that she, get, thc :s for revenge. _ APPEAL TO BULGARIAN GOVERNMENT :hristians Being Murdered While (lie Sultan Talks. Sofia, Bulgaria (Special).?A less lopcful feeling prevails in government :ircles regarding the general situation, ilthough no actual change is reported. Hie events of the next two days are iwaited with great anxiety, and popu 'ar feeling is becoming more excited. \ largely attended meeting of Mace Ionian sympathizers was held at Rustchuk, Bulgaria, September 2, and idopted resolutions appealing to the Bulgarian government to declare war )n Turkey immediately. In revolutionary circles war is be icved to be imminent unless Turkey ?tops massacreing thc Christians, of vhich there are no signs at present. Dr. Christo Tatartcheff, president ol he Macedonian organizations, say! hat the insurgent committees attach io importance to the reported negotia? tors between Turkey and Bulgaria. )ccause similar propositions were dis? cussed in 1897, and later in 1899 and 1900. Thc Porte, added Dr. Tatartcheff >nly entered into conference in ordet o gain tittie to finish the extermination )f what it regards as the dangerous 'lenients in Macedonia, have the troop! mw at Monastir free to move against Bulgaria and bring more soldiers from Asia. While the Sultan's government is discussing propositions for reform in Macedonia thc troops continue to massacre the Christians and devastate thc country. Referring to the details of the pro Dosed arrangement, Dr. Tatarchefl laid there was no guarantee even ii he commission was appointed that i' vould ever be more than ornamental The present village commissions ir Macedonia have Bulgarian members mt they are always favorable to th< Turks. The president of the Mace Ionian organizations concluded by de daring the insurgents would be satis ned with nothing short of interventior )y the powers. Special significance attaches to the Macedonian meeting at Rustchuk bc :ause the resolutions adopted are th< irst open expression of such an cm ")hatic character in favor of war coming Tom any popular meeting in Bulgaria Rustchuk is thc chief commercial town in the country. Resolutions were alsc passed thanking thc Pope, the English bishops, thc tradesunion congress and :he British and American press for 'heir expressions of sympathy with the Macedonian cause. Fighting is reported to have taken t>lacc near Kotchani, on the frontier, in A-hich the Turks lost 50 men killed and .'lie insurgents suffered a loss of 10. A panic prevails at Kotchani, and all toliness and work is at a standstill \ number of reports of other minor uicounters and more atrocities by the Turks continue to come in. Ot ttUNSEL WILL MOVli FOO NEW TRIAl (entucky Jury Convicts Him of Murder of Cockrill. Cynthiana, Ky. (Special).?After 3 'rial lasting eight days the jury in the :ase of Curtis Jett, charged with the ?nurdcr of Town Marshal Thoa. Cock Tell at Jackson, Ky., July 21, 1902, ren iered a verdict of guilty and fixed the punishment at death. When the jury flocked into the court? room after agreeing on a verdict quiet reigned for a few moments. Jett's mother had gone away earlier undei the impression that no verdict wonk' oe reached. The reading of the verdici lid not affect Jett, but his brother was irery much distressed. Elijah McKinney served as foreman of the jury, and after the delivering o' :he verdict to the court the jury wa* polled. The death sentence was ther read to Jett by Clerk Robinson, after which Jett was given over to the cus? tody of the deputy sheriffs. Colonel Blanton, Jott's lawyer, will file a mo? tion for a new trial, and if the motion is overruled he will appeal the case tc die Court of Anneals at Frankfort. Ky. This has been the second trial of Curtis Jett on the charge of murder. In the first trial, for the murder of J. B. Marcum, Jett and Thomas White were sentenced to life imprisonment. Attorney Blanton stated that he will move for a new trial on the grounds of absent witnesses, absent consul and er? roneous rulings. Sentence will then be passed on lett, and his attorney will be allowed until the November term to file his bill of evidence for thc anneal. Blanton says Jett has authorized him *.o say that he has nothing to confes? md he will make no confession. The jurors agreed among themselves not to divulge the proceedings in the jury room. One juror, however, stat? ed that for four ballots n jurors voted for thc death penalty and one for a life a] sentence. All agreed on the fifth bal- j ? cs Saved by Her Corset. Salisbury, N. C. (Special).?The cor ;ct of a neatly dressed woman tared ler from death. She had come in from South Carolina and was walking along 1 steep embankment on the line of thf Southern Railway, when she fell a dis ?ance of several feet and her bod} itrUck thc end of a crosstie in the jridge connecting the two sections ol ' he city. There she was suspended in j in upright position for half an hour ' supported by her strong corset, which I md been caught by a projection from | he tie. while several trains passed un ler ber._ Mr, Garfield Will Accept. Cleveland. O. (Special).?Harry A. j ? 3arfield, son of thc late President Gar- j .,, ield, has accepted his appointment to j j ;he chair of political jurisprudence at n] Princeton (N. J.) University. Mr. Gar- j ield's selection to fill the position means I R .iis immediate removal to Princeton ' ?? ind the probable dissolution of the law j tr ,irm of which he is a member, com- J; josed of himself, his brother and Fred- 1 jv trick C. Howe. Mr. Garfield succeeds j b Dr. John Houston Finley, elected to i b; he presidency of the College of thu d< City o( New York. Till* OLD DOMINION. Latest News Gleaned From All Orei the State. Virginians received these pensions:? William E. Smith, $8; William Hender? son, $6; Dennis Simpson, $30; Frank Sinith, $4; James R. Patton, $6; Jame? White. $8; Isaac G. Buck, $12; minot of James McGarvey, $10; Jeremiah Toomey, $8; Richard Robertson, $10; John W. Davit, $8; Cornelius Dabney, $.'2; Granville Thomas Turner, $10\ Henry Williams, $8; Samuel Harvey, $10; Louis Winter, $8; Joseph A. Tal? ley, $8; James Mackey, $10; Johr Abrahams, $10. At 7.30 a. m.. near Hickory Hill two Southern Railway freight ifains the second section of No. 72 ancT*^ ble header No. 73?collided. A confir sion in orders was the cause. Two en gines rolled down a 30-foot embank ment, while the third was turned across the track. The contents of eight bo> ears were strewn broadcast. R. C. Dil lard, of Tye river, was caught undei the train and seriously injure^!. Brake man W. C. Smith, of Alexandria, har his back twisted. Fire destroyed the grocery of J. H Leonard, of Bristol, aad a boarding bouse in the second story of the sam< building, entailing a loss of $3000, par? ally insured. Mrs. Leonard anc' Dthers in the upper story narrowly es raped with their lives. Some of their vere cut off from thc stairway anc orccd to jump from the upper win iowa before the fire department ar ived. A quantity of money was burned. Mr. William Whiteman, a bridge milder at work on the Southern Rail ray bridges at Riverton, fell from tb* eridge to thc bank of thc river, 40 feet >elow, sustaining probably serious in ury. Dr. Hansbrough was called an<* examined thc injured man. He report d that several bones were broken and here had been a slight concussion o! he brain. Mr. Whiteman was taken o Strasburg. The kuchen and thc rear of th" Gladstone Hotel, Norfolk, were burn d, with a loss of $8000. The house raa full of guests, but they all got out afely. Members of three theatrica' onipanics were stopping at thc hotel. 'Ut they were playing at the time and ;new nothing of the fire. Sailors on hore leave went through the build ng to awaken and assist the guests. The Newport News Chamber ol Commerce held an enthusiastic mass neeting in behalf of the Jamestown Exposition, and $20,000 of the capital tock of the company was subscribe! The third fair of the Southwest Vir? ginia Agricultural and Live-Stock As ociation will be held at Radford October [3, 14, 15 and 16. For cattle $7,coo will ie given in premiums, $1,500 for racing. >r,oco for shorthorns, an equal amount >n Herefords and smaller sums or tims cattle, sheep, swine, agricultural ind horticultural products. A move is >n foot to make thc District fair an in er-State event. The president is ex iov. J. Hoge Tyler, of Radford; first ice-president and general manager, Jajor John T. Co-.van, of Montgomery; ccond vice-president, J. R. K. Bell, of 'r.laski; treasurerer, Frank Cassell, of 'adford, and secretary H. C. Tyler, of tad lord. In the $10,000 suit of D. F. Taylor"? dministratrix vs. the Lynchburg Trac 011 and Light Company the jury gave I erdict of $3,000. Taylor was killed dide attending a boiler at Hancock iros.' factory and it was claimed that is death was caused by an electric lock from defective wiring. The case ill probably be appealed. Burglars broke into the depot at Rust urg. They broke open the safe, but all icy secured was a razor and razor rop. The safe had. been broken open ?veral times previously and the agent lakes it a rule to take all his cash hom? ith him. The electric wiring in the Capitol Jildjng has been pronounced defective f both an expert of the Southeastern ariff Association and City Electrician hompson, and companies carrying in irance ou the building laid the reports ;fore Secretary of the Commonwealth gglestpn, with the formal request that ie defects be remedied in 60 days or ie matter of withdrawing the policie* ill b? considered. Engineer Chas. W. Tucker, of Ports touth, was injured in a head-on collis in on the Seaboard Air Line railway at eaboard, a small station near Weldon, . C. A northbound freight train ran Ho a south-bound train of empty pas ?tiger cars going for an excursion party 0 one except the engineer was hurt, it several hours were required to clear ie track of wrecked cars. Riley T. Booth, a young man of icars, Montgomery county, who wa? nployed as a machinist in thc Big Fout lops at Columbus, Ohio, war, killed by ?ing run down by an engine in th? 1 rd. Thc Mayor of Alexandria fined Alfred robel MO for cutting Trolleyman rank Pullen on the electric train. Ht so fined a lad named William Ohlel 0 for throwing stones at an electric r conductor. A telegram was received her;; an Mincing the death at Cameron, in risc county, of W. S. Rhodes, who at mpted suicide last Thursday. Rhodes ho was formerly a merchant, shot mself with a Winchester rifle. It not known why he committed sui: dc. though it is thought to have been ie to the fact that his property had sen advertised for sale. Rhodes har! ;cn traveling for a jewelry house for year or two. A collision occurred on thc log road thc Otter Creek Lumber Company ?tween an engine and a hand car near endricks. One Italian was killed and lother injured. The Mountain Top Hotel, on the lue Ridge Mountains, Itear Afton, elson county, has been destroyed b> e. All thc guests escaped. The operty was valued at about $7000 lie insurance is estimated at about ai v.ch. Fire destroyed much of the Iroquois r-staurant in Charlottesville. The ocks of the stores adjoining Coving n & Peyton's china establishment and rtnan & Stevens' bookstore were in red bv water. Mr John C. Camp ll and bis nice, Miss Nettie Deffen iugh, were take* from an upper win m of thc burning building.