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HIGHLAND RECORDER -?M ,mw7 Iriuryl VOL. XXV. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA., OCTOBER 23,1903. NO. 41 !.:>)?. r7*'i'j ? AIRSHIP FELL INTO BA Dr. flertb, However, Had Sailed Abov Frisco Two Hours. ENGINE OF ONLY SIX-HORSE POWER Sails Over San Francisco Raising nnd Lowei Inf Himself at Will aa-j Changing Hi Course Witb Ease?All Dr. Ore (b's Sma Savings Spent in lb; Construction of ii Machine. Sam Francisco, Cal. (Special).?Di August Greth, a poor inventor, work Ing alone and practically without fund? has achieved the most pronounced sue cess in airship building yet been re corded in thc United States. Without any advertising of th event, Dr. Greth surprised thc peo pie by sailing over San Francisco, rais ing and lowering himself at will, chang ing his course with ease and altogethc demonstrating that he had his aeria courser under complete control. The success of his experiment is th more remarkable for the reason ilia his apparatus was of the crudest kind the airship being equipped with a chea] gasoline engine able to generate on!; six horsepower. Dr. Greth had previously tested hi airship by making ascensions with tin balloon held captive by a long rope but Sunday was the first time that hi bad gone skyward free. Tile ascensioi was made from a lot almost in til heart of thc city and Dr. Greth at tempted to encircle ? towering news paper building about a mile eastward but found the Ililli currents too strong for bis power and then turned in ai opposite direclion. The winds carnet him oceanward, and for a time he hov ered in the vicinity of the Goldei Gate, making various successful trial of his steerin- gear. The current: threatened to take him nut over thi Pacific, and he decided to make : landing on the parade grounds of thi Presidio military reservation, but madi the mistake of letting out too mud gas and landed in the bay. about 2C< feet from shore. 'Jhe crew of the life saving station rescued th^ aeronaut ant thc flying machine, which was litt!< damaged by the unfortunate termina tion of the voyage. Thc balloon of Greth is cigar-shapci and has a capacity of 50.000 feet of gas with a lifting capacity of 1800 to 200 pounds. The car is similar in con struction to Santo-Dumont's am weighs about 800 pounds. The engine is a 12-horsenowcr gas oline motor, and the total weight car ried skyward, including that of the in ventor and 260 pounds of ballast, wa about 1400 pounds. For some inex plicable reason the motor wi ml ri not de vclop more than six horsepower, an; Dr. Greth found considerable difficult} in making headway against thc cur rent. He expects to make another ascen sion in a few days, when he will havi repaired the minor damage caused bj the salt-water bath and remedied tin defects brought out by his two-hot;: cruise in cloudland Already money men have profferci aid, and Greth will at once construct ; machine complete in all details. With $1000." he said, "I can build ai airship that will be controlled as casilj as an automobile running on a bottle vard. My present machine represent' scveral hundred dollars of savings?a! the money I could command." CRAZED MAN'S TER.^IHLE CRIME. Drives Ills Wife Out of tb.' House and Ther Kills His Three Children. Asheville. N. C. (Special) ..?One ol the most terrible crimes ever committci! in North Carolina occurred when Dr J. V. Jay, a well-known physician ol Buncombe county,living at Barrardsvillc 20 miles north of Asheville, killed with ti claw hammer his three children, aged two, four and six yens, it is said Ja> bad been drinking heavily for near!} two weeks, and at night forced his wife to leave home Mrs Jay returned in lbs norning, ant! was preparing breakfast when her husband attacked her again and ran her ont of the house She start? ed for a neighbor's to ?ct help, and left her children crying on the porch. While the mother was gone Jay killed all three of the children with a hammer. Mrs Jay soon returned with assistance, bul arrived too late to save tbe children, whqse lifeless bodies were found lying on the porch. Afler committing the deed Jay went into the house and at? tempted to set it on fire, but the men who returned with Mrs. Jay rushed in and overpowered him anti extinguished the flames. Jay was then bound hand and foot and Sheriff Reed notified. it rimes the uoaoRs. No Such Case in tbe Books as Calvin Snyder Presents. Clyde, X. V. (Special).?The Strange case of Calvin Snyder is attracting thc attention of the medical fraternity throughout the country. Snyder is 72. His body is covered witli 50 or ni re bonelike protuberances, varying from one-half inch to live inches in diameter The like of these knolls has never been seen on a human body. They are a hard as stone and the color of the skin The fust appeared four years ago 01 thc right side. Then others came. I was only recently that Snyder revealer his condition to his wife. She, in alarm called in a doctor. The physician was unable to give i diagnosis. Other doctors were calle*! and all agreed that the disease is nn recorded in medical kooks. At a ses ?ion of the Wayne County Medical As sociation Snyder was examined. Hi case was declared unprecedented. Dot tors predicted his death would OCCI* soon, but he still lives and suffers. Wireless Telegraph/ Station OpeneJ. Port Townsend, Wash. ' (Special). The plant of thc Pacific Wireless Tel graph Company waa thrown open to th< public here. Thc apparatus worked sal isfaclorily on the initial message, wilie!" advised President Roosevelt of the com? pletion of connections at Fort Casey, or Whidby Island, with the land lines of the big telegraph companies. Following this, a large number of congratulatory messages were passed between For 0*cv and this city. THE IATEST r>EWS IN SHORT ORDER. Domestic. Miss Pansy Ballard, a freshman stu? dent at the University of Nebraska. took poison on the street and died while praying in St. Theresa's Pro Cathedral. Secretary C. C. Hamlin, of the Crip? ple Creek District Mineowners' Asso? ciation issued a statement accusing thc I Western Miners' Association of seri B ons crimes. At the convention of the Christian Women's Board of Missions in De? troit, Mrs. Jessie Brown Pounds con? demned modern society as the mod? ern Babble of Babel. William Sparger, cantor, or reader, of the Reformed Temple Emmanuel, of j Xew York, attempted to commit sui cide in a Philadelphia hotel. Thc two companies of American ar tillcry which occupied Santa Clara, | Cuba, and batteries at Havana, sailed for the United States. Trof. Charles E. Greene, dean of the Department of Engineering at the University of Michigan, died at his home in Ann Arbor. Plans have been drawn for tbe con- ! struction of a canal to connect thej cities of Providence and Worcester, to t cost $40,000,000. Six men were blown high in the air by an explosion at a natural gas well j near Worthington, Pa., one probably fatally. Charles C. Wcntisch shot and killed j R. Reeves, who was trying to break into his home at Woodhavcn, L. I. Irene Donner was shot and probably fatally wounded in Chicago by Rich? ard Breen, a former suitor. The Ohio plant of thc Carnegie Steel Company at Youngstown, employing 2500 hands, shut down. The Supreme Castle, Knights of the Golden Eagle, in session in Harris I I burg. Pa., adjourned, after electing of | fleers and deciding to meet next year 1 ! in Washington. 1 j The Federal officials and local police i j officers who rounded up 350 Chinamen ! ; in Boston were fiercely denounced by 1 I resolutions adopted at a mass-meeting. Alexander Hoff, superintendent of ihe foreign mail branch of the New York postoffice, was committed to jail on the charge of embezzlement. Three-fourths of thc metal workers I of the International Silver Company, in Meriden. Conn., voted against the pro? posed strike. William F. Sicgnor, who shot and wounded Miss Amelia Garrett in Pitts burg. Pa., died from self-inflicted wounds. The live leaders of the Fort Leaven? worth prison mutiny were convicted of murder and sentenced to prison for life. Albert German, alleged defaulting clerk of the Third National Bank of Louisville, Ky., was adjudged insane, j A charge of extortion was made against Walter S. Thompson, a retired inspector of thc New York police force. TJic Chicago and Alton Railroad of? ficials have advanced wages of the shop employes from 8 to 12 per cent. Tom Hall, colored, accused of shoot? ing a white boy, was hanged oy a mob in thc jail yard at Wickliffe. Ky. The report of secretary John Foord, of ihe American Asiatic Association, says thc substitution of Russian for Chinese sovereignty in Manchuria means the beginning of thc partition of thc Chinese Empire, and the United States must accept their responsibility in dealing with thc question. George Duncan, a lawyer of New York city, was accidcntlly shot and kill? ed near Russell ville. Ky., while out hunting. He is a nephew of George B. Edwards._ loreign. The Japanese workmen at the Port Arthur docks have been discharged. The exodus from other parts of Man? churia continues. A Japanese minister -ays that Japan, while stipulating the integrity of Korean and Chinese sovereignty, makes no point of thc military evacuation of Manchuria. lt now appears that the governor of Beirut, Syria, who was dismissed from She governorship on demand of thc United Stales, was told to return to Con? stantinople "to be the recipient of impe? rial favors."' The physicians of Premier Zanardclli, of Italy, have advised him to take a rest from his ministerial labors, and be bas so informed his colleagues. Two men held un a passenger train between Dunabufg and Pleskov. in Rus? sia, robbed ihe safe and baggage and es? caped with the booty. United Stales Consul General Skinner is in Paris making preparations for thc United States government's expedition io Abyssinia. The Russian administrator of Niu chwang, Manchuria, proposes to organ izc a municipal council with one Amer? ican and two Uritish members, their de? cisions to be subject to the administra? tor's approval. Rear Admiral von Prittintz will take command of thc German East Asiatic Squadron. There are now io German '.varships in south China waters and 3 >ff thc Japanese coast. M. Boeufe, chancellor of the French ?mbassy at Washington, lias been ap? pointed representative of the foreign ?Itice at thc St. Louis Exposition. Ihe Duke of Devonshire has condi ionally accepted the presidency of the british Free hood League. Col. Sir William Colville, the King's naster of ceremonies, died in London. Great Britain is sending two addition I warships to China. The Earl of Hardwicke lias been ap ointcd under secretary of state for In ia, and the Earl of Donoughmore has ? ccived the appointment of under sec ? lary of state for war in thc British overnment. The Russian Ministers of War ant! larine have announced that while not shiiig to make any move likely to rccipitatc hostilities in the Far East. ?<",- are prepared to meet any cven'u tv. Financial. .Yearly all municipal bonds being sued now arc put out at 4 per cent Atchison is notably strong and the nving is said to be of thc best. Amalgamated Copper directors dc hired thc usual quarterly dividend of j per cent. Boston city has borrowed $5,000,000 his year, for all of which it pays 4 pei cut.' Warwick Iron & Steel has followed ut its compact and closed two of it ?tait furnace*. RUN INTO WORK TRAN Fifteen Laborers Killed and Forty In jured. THE CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT Serious Collision on tbs Belvidere Brand of tbe Pennsylvania at Washington Cross? ing, Near Trenton ?All of the Victims Ital Ians?The Dead Taken to th; Morgue anc the Injured to thc Hospital. Trenton, N. J. (Special).?Fifteci persons were killed and about 40 mon injured in a collision which occurret on the Belvidere division of thc Penn sylvania Railroad Company near Wash ingtons Crossing. The persons killel and injured were laborers who were 01 a work train, and were on their wa; to work at Washingtons Crossing t( repair washouts along the road. Onh two or three of those who arc injuree will be permanently maimed. As soon as the collision occurred : special train was sent from Trentot with a corps of physicians, and tin dead and injured were brought tf this city, thc injured taken to St Francis' Hospital. The dead men, wit! jne or two exceptions, are Italian la borers who resided in tins city, th* Milers being colored men. Their bodies were taken to thc morgue for identi fication. The train bearing the men who wert killed and injured was made up of foul :ars, two coaches in which thc mei were riding and two flat cars in tin rear The train stopped near Wash ngtons Crossing to receive orders re qjecting thc passing of the regular pas wenger train. While thc train wa Standing on the track it was run int** from the rear by a gravel train. Tin two dat cars telescoped the twa roaches. There were about 180 mer in thc two cars. As soon as the acci lent happened thc Italians became frantic and made an attempt to do bod? ily harm to the crew of thc gravel train Word was sent to Trenton for police issistance, but the men were finally quieted by thc foreman. STRIKING GIRLS STABBED IN RIOT. talians Who Took Place of Giri Ragpickers Use Knives. New York (Special).?In a riot, thc result of a strike at a rag factory in First street, several girls were stabbed, inc of them so seriously that she had o be taken to a hospital. 'Hie employes, about 50 in number, re :ently organized under the name of the Zlip Sorters' Union. Demands were made upon tbe firm, vliich were refused, and a strike was de? bared. To carry on their business the inn engaged a number of Italians. Then bc new tufton proceeded to station pick ts near thc factory. At night when the talians came out of thc factory a free ight occurred, and the Italians, it is said, ised knives to defend themselves. In he affray Lena Schwartz was stabbed lt the neck. At thc hospital it was said he would probably recover. Three other girls were slightly hurt, aid they were taken to their homes, ['wo Italians were arrested and held on barges of felonious assault. TILLMAN IS NOT QUILTY. nulli Carolina Jury Renders a Verdict of Acquittal. Lexington, S. C. (Special).?The trial if James H. Tillman, who was charg d with thc murder of N. G. Gonzales, ditor of the State, in Columbia on anuary 15 last, ended in an acquittal ne jury, before which Tillman has icen on trial since September 2$. Toiif-flit in a verdict of not guilty, thus liding a judicial hearing which has en ;rosscd the attention of the public of louth Carolina as none other has ir. he last quarter of a century. Thc jury /as out for 20 hours before arriving nt verdict. Never was a case in South "arolina courts more vigorously con csted than this. The Solicitor was as istcd in thc prosecution by four other iwycrs, while thc accused was defend d by seven lawyers, an exceptional ar ay of counsel. More than a hundred ,-itncsses gave testimony, about a; nany on one side as the other, and inc lawyers argued before thc jury. VICTORY FOR UNITED STATES. cfrftffcd That Alaska Tribunal Concedes the American Cose. Loudon (By Cable).?Thc Morning advertiser announces that it regrets to ;arn from a source which it regards s beyond question that the decision of ie Alaska boundary tribunal virtually onccdes thc American case. Thc Morning Advertiser, which ap ears to bc thoroughly satisfied willi ic reliability of its statement, says tin ews will bc received in Canada with rmstcrnation. It gives a map and a ctailed explanation showing how thc ccision will affect Canada, and adds lat those who have followed thc ar itments have been thoroughly satisfier it Ii Hon. Clifford Sifton's preparation nd presentation of the case. Woman Found Murdered. St. Louis (Special).?The dead body f Mrs. Kate Lauman, aged 56 years, as found lying in a clump of bushe ?ar the roadside at Normandy, a sub rb of thia city. She had been sin*' id robbed of several valuable din onds. There is no clue lo thc mur ?rer, War on thc Toy Pistol. Columbus, 0. (Special).?Tiie State oar dof Health adopted a resolution t which their secretary was directe;! 1 take steps to prevent the sale r oy pistols and other explosive a; irtenances." 'I he resolution rcciu at 600 persons were hilled, 100 mad ind and 1000 others injured on ti; st Fourth of July. The board, thcr re, declares it to be the duty > -abb authorities to abolish the evil tendant upon thc celebration of I: :yciukncc Dav. NATIONAL CAPITAL AFFAIRS. Increase In Naval Estimate. Secretary Moody has approved the es? timates for the support of the Navy for thc next fiscal year, ase recommended by the chiefs of bureaus, amounting to $102,866,449, as against $79,816,791 ap? propriated for thc last fiscal year. The summary of the estimates is as follows: Pay of thc Navy, $19,824,093; pay, miscellaneous. $6co,ooo; contingent, Navy, $15,000; emergency fund, $50,000; Bureau of Navigation, $1,363,886; Bu? reau of Ordnance, $3,776,706; Bureau of Equipment, $6,407,903; Bureau of Yards and Docks, $922,884. Public Works.?Bureau of Navigation?Naval Academy, $3,000,000: naval training sta? tion, Rhode Ishland, $14,000; Naval War Coliegc, $8,125; naval station, Great Lakes, $250,000. Bureau of Yards and Docks (public works), $8,164,874: Bu? reau of Ordnance (public works)., $248, , 900; Bureau of Equipment (public works), $7,800; Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (public works), $20,000; Bu? reau of Medicine and Surgery, $360,000; Bureau of Supplies and Accounts. $5,203,932; Bureau of Construction and Repairs, $8,595,824; Bureau of Steam j Engineering, $3,572,900; Naval Academy, j $314,588. Marine Corps ? Paymaster, ! $2,118,875; quartermaster, $1,690,296. In? crease of the Navy?Construction and j machinery, $28,826,860; armor and arma. I ment, $12,000,000; equipment, $400,000. I , Importers Furnish Bond. Dr. H. W. Wiley, of the Department of Agriculture, returned from New York, where he was in conference witli importers and the Collector of tbe Port N. N. Stranhan regarding the enforce? ment of thc Pure Food law. Thc importers secured thc approval of the officials to an arrangement whereby they will be allowed to remove goods from thc docks and warehouses . without delay, upon giving bond to : double the value of thc goods. Should j any imports be condemned by thc in ! spectors the dealers agree to return thc rejected articles immediately for return I shipment. The expense of rehandling I goods will bc much less, it is calculated, ' than thc amount now paid out in stor? age charges while awaiting completion of the official inspection. On thc recommendation of the two officials to their respective superiors, thc Treasury Department has issued an order embodying the regulations de? sired. This will expedite thc handling of shipments in thc import line. New Counterfeit in Circulation. Thc Secret Service announced thc discovery of a new counterfeit ten-dol? lar United States note. The note in hand is of thc series of 1901; Lyons, register; Roberts, treasurer, with por? traits of Lewis and Clark. It is a well executed lithographic production, print? ed on a good quality of bond paper, without any attempt to imitate silk fiber. The color of the seal, numbering and large X, with superimposed "ten" on thc face of the note, is pink instead of carmine. Tn (he Department*. Gen. Frederick Funston submitted his report as commander of the De? partment of Columbia, giving the re? sult of his personal tour in Alaska. Secretary Moody approved thc es? timates for thc support of thc Navy for thc next fiscal year, amounting to $102,866,449. The President received a number of members of thc different military so? cieties that have been in attendance at thc unveiling of the Sherman statue. Congressman Dayton, of West Vir? ginia, says as the result of his obser? vations abroad that, ship for ship, the American Navy is the best in the world. The bodies of 83 American soldiers who died in thc Philippines were inter? red at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. Thc monument erected to General Sherman was unveiled, President Roosevelt making the principal address. Other orations were delivered by Gen? eral Henderson, General Dodge and General Sickles. Leopold J. Stern, the Baltimore satchel manufacturer, indicted in con? nection with Postoffice Department contracts, was brought from Toronto in custody of Postoffice Inspector Mayer. Thc President removed United States Marshal Frederick A. Field, of the dis? trict of Vermont, for dereliction of duty. Captain S. LTL Slocum, Eighth Cavalry, bas been assigned as military attache at Bogota, Colombia. Judge Advocate General Davis has reported that there were 5275 trials by general court-martial during the year just closed. Thc annual report of thc Register of thc Treasury shows thc foreign hold? ings of United States bonds. Secretary Hay, at the Cabinet mcet ing, announced that the information in his possession from our representa? tives abroad indicated that there was no fear of an immediate outbreak of hostilities between Russia and Japan. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Thc Union Veterans' Legion, al their convention in Dayton, O., elected officers, and decided to hold next ycarV convention at Jamestown, N. Y. There was a big drop in Crucible Steel on thc Pittsburg Stock Exchange ind a great deal changed hands during the opening hour. The firm of Zimmerman & Forshay was suspended from thc privileges of the New York Stock Exchange. Former President Cleveland made an iddress at Armour Institute in Chi ago on "Industrial Education." M. Lassar, Russian minister !?' China, has informed thc Chinese got ?rn ment that if it rejects^ the denian! <\ Russia the occupation "of Manchuria )>? ihe Russian troops will bc penna lent. Louis Sinclair, secretary of thc Brit !i House of Commons Commcrcia' Committee, says an effort will bc made > arrange an arbitration treaty with he United States. The wife of thc Russian diploma! 1 .ont at Sofia, formerly Miss Beal, of Vashington, has given $5000 for (he lief of thc Macedonian fugitives. UNCLE SAW WINS BIS CASE Decision In the Alaska Boundary Con? troversy. CANADIANS VERY MUCH CHAGRINED, All the Questions Decided in Favor of tbe Contentions of th: United States Excepi That in Relation to the Portland Canal, Which Canada Wins?This Concession Was Made by tbe American Commissioners. London (By Cable).?The Alaska Boundary Commission has reached an agreement whereby all the American contentions are sustained, with the ex? ception of those in relation to the Port? land Canal, which Canada wins. All that now remains to be done is tc complete the map which will accom? pany thc decision. On thc map will b< marked the boundary line definitely fixing the division of American ant: British territory, on such a basis thal no American citizen will lose a fool of land he already believed he held while the United States will get al! the waterways to thc rich Alaskan ter? ritory, with the exception of the Port? land Canal, which gives Canada the one outlet she so much needed. The lond-standing dispute was only settled after a week of keen, trying, se? cret deliberation between the arbitra? tors. Even up to noon there was an acute possibility that a disagreement might result and thc whole proceedings fall to the ground. Lord Alverstone, though openly inclined to believe in thc justice of thc American argument that the United States was entitled to thc heads of inlets, as contained in ques? tion 5, held out that Canada had es? tablished her case in questions 2 and 3, dealing with thc Portland Canal. After luncheon Senator Lodge, Sec? retary Root and Senator Turner agreed to cede those points, and to start the American boundary linc from the head of the Portland Canal, thus giving the Canadians that channel and some small islands on which there arc only a few disused storehouses. This accomplished, the majority of thc tri? bunal agreed to fix, with this exception, the entire boundary as outlined in the American case. Whether Messrs. Aylesworth and Jette, thc Canadian commissioners, will refuse to sign the decision and make it unanimous is not yet known, but it will not affect thc validity of the agreement if a minority report is submitted. NEW ALASKAN ROAD ASSURED. All Federal Departments Assist Line From Seward to Thc Tanana. Washington, D. C. (Special).?John E. Ballaine. chairman of thc finance committee of the Alaskan Central Rail? way, who has been before the depart? ment for a week on work connected with the construction of the road, has been sueccessful in his efforts. Thc projected railroad will extend from Seward, on the southern coast of Alaska, north to the Tanana river, 420 miles, and will open, when completed, all of Central Alaska to daily communi? cation throughout the year. It ia being built at the rate of 125 miles a year. President Roosevelt personally recom? mended to the heads of departments thc expediting of thc business Mr. Ballaine had with them, owing to the public im? portance of the enterprise in the devel? opment of the resources of Alaska. The Postoffice Department established a post office at Seward, the ocean terminus, and appointed Lillie N. Gordon postmaster. The Treasury Department ordered im? mediate action taken looking to the des? ignating of Seward as a subpart of en? try. Thc War Department promised to include in its estimate for the extension of thc government cable along the south? ern coast of Alaska an appropriation stif cient to make Seward one of the cable's objective points. Thc Interior Depart? ment gave final approval to thc surveys of thc road. The Department of Com? merce and Labor has requested the Lighthouse Board to provide a lighthouse at thc entrance to the Seward harbor. Flipping of Coins. Lawrenceville, 111. (Special).?In thc Lawrenceville Circuit Court here a jury trying thc case of the state against George Ryan, charged with assault to commit murder, could not reach a ver? dict after being out 36 hours, when one of them suggested flipping nickels heads to convict, tails to acquit. Each juror put a nickel in a hat. a shake and a toss and thc nickels fell on a table, six and six, necessitating another toss. Thc second trial showed four heads and eight tails, resulting in ac? quittal. The court accepted the ver? dict, but did not know how it was reached. The state will get a new trial and thc jurors may be indicted. Editor Convicted of Contempt. San Juan, Porto Rico (Special).? Hobart S. Bird, editor of the San Juan News, and J. Medina, the Mayagucz correspondent of that paper, were con? victed in thc Mayagucz District Court of contempt. Bird was sentenced to 15 days''imprisonment and to pay a $ior linc. Medina was condemned to 30 days in jail and to pay a fine of $200 There is no appeal. Newspaper Office Mobbed. Jamestown, N. D. (Special).?A mob has entered thc office of thc Journal a; Kensal, spilled several cases of type in thc street and wrecked the interior of ihe office. Editor C. L. Allen has been lighting a lawless element in his paper, and it is believed the members of thal gang committed thc outrage. Letter Carrier Played the Races. Chicago (Special).?Albert Jocrndt. . letter-carrier, is in jail awaiting arraign? ment on thc charge of stealing letters and thc checks and money they con? tained. Jocrndt confessed to Postoffice Inspector Stuart that he had been bet? ting 0:1 races and. being pressed for money to cover his losses, for more than ,1 year had been committing thefts. The lotal amount taken may reach into the thousands of dollars. Joemdt was an officer in the National Association of LetUcr-carricrs. THE OUTLOOK VERY DISQUIETING. Army Officers Investigate Situation in Venezuela. > Washington, D. C. (Special).?In the opinion of officers of the army and of the State Department, the situation in Venezuela is again becoming critical. Important information of a political and military nature was brought to the War Department by Capt. C. B. Humphrey, of the Twenty-second In? fantry, and Lieut. E. Van D. Murphy, of the Twenty-seventh Infantry, who have just returned from a secret mis? sion to Venezuela. Last June these two officers were sent by the War De? partment to Venezuela with instruc? tions to make a careful and conservative examination of the military status of the country, in view of the possibility that the United States at some not very distant day might have to land troops there to protect Venezuela against foreign invasion. Thc principal mission of these offi? cers, however, was to ascertain the true feeling of the Castro government against the United States of Colombia and the possibilities of war between Venezuela and Colombia. Captain Humphrey and Lieutenant Murphy spent part of their time in Caracas anil became very weil acquainted with Pres? ident Castro. They were regularly ac? credited to the Venezuela Government by the State Department as the military attaches of the United States. On their way back to the United States thc offi? cers stopped on the Isthmus of Pan? ama, under orders received from thc War Department, to consult with Lieut.-Col. William Black, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, who is still on the Isthmus investigating thc work being done on thc canal by the Panama Canal Company. It is not thc intention of either the War or the State Department to make any announcement regarding the mis? sion of Captain Humphrey and Lieuten? ant Murphy, but it is believed that their report has thrown considerable light on the present situation In Ven? ezuela and on the Isthmus of Panama. It is known that President Castro is not keeping his pledges with thc Euro? pean powers and setting aside each month 30 per cent, of the customs dues of Puerto Cabcllo and La Guayra and that tiie official papers of Caracas have been making it as disagreeable as pos? sible for the foreign commissioners ad? judicating thc claims against Venezuela in accordance with the protocols ne? gotiated by United States Minister Herbert W. Bowen and the diplomatic representatives of the foreign powers. Just what the result of this policy of President Castro will be it is impossible to state, but the General Staff of thc army intends that in the event of any violation of the Monroe doctrine thc army of the United States shall be in readiness to cope with the emergency. Extensive preparations are now be? ing made by the General Staff of the army for the gathering of information of military value from the countries of Central and South America. With this end in view officers of the General Staff will probably be sent to South America in thc capacity of military attaches in a few days. For several weeks three or four offi? cers of the General Staff Corps have been taking a course of instruction at thc military information division of the General Staff preparatory to going to South and Central American coun? tries for the purpose of gathering in? formation. They will, it is understood, go to their respective assignments with the full knowledge and consent of thc governments to which they will be ac? credited and in the capacity of military attaches. In the opinion of many of the mem? bers of the army General Staff and ol the Navy General Board thc next war in which the United States will be en? gaged will bc in defense of the Monroe doctrine and will be fought, probably. in some country of South or Centra' America. Sweeping Injunction. Hamilton, O. (Special).?Judge Bel den granted one of thc most sweeping injunctions ever issued by an Ohi<~ cotirt. It was directed against thc Ham? ilton Typographical Union, the Ham? ilton Co-operative Trades and Labor Council and the Nonpariel Printing Company, publishers of the county trade organs. Thc defendants are en? joined from continuing a boycott 011 the Republican News or firms which ad? vertise in it, and ordered that interfer? ence of every sort with the company's business must stop. Thc court said thc constitution gave any company the right to employ whomsoever they saw fit. The boycott was to force thc plaintiff to unionize and abandon its "open shop" policy. Lynched in Montana. Hamilton, Mont. (Special).?Walter Jackson, the convicted murderer of Fonnie Buck, a six-year-old boy, wa? taken from the county jail here by a mob and lynched. Thc identity of th* mob leaders is not known. Thirty-five minutes after the lynching Jackson's body was cut down by the Sheriff and Coroner and removed to thc morgue The murder of little Fonnie Buck wai a peculiarly atrocious crime. When the boy's body was found it was horri? bly mutilated. Jackson was arrested, fried and convicted. He was sentenced to be hanged, but his attorneys appeal (I lo thc Supreme Court. Killed His Father and Mother. Chicago (Special).?Earl Ellsworth, who confessed to having murdered his | allier and mother and a boarder at his home in Woodstock, 111., waived a -bange of venue, for which he had ap? plied, and threw himself on the mercy of the court. He was given a life sen? tence in thc penitentiary. Dr. Alexander Dead. Lancaster, Pa. (Special).?Dr. H. M, Alexander, the owner of the Lancaster County Vaccine Farms, near Marietta, died at his country home, at Conewago, aged $2 years. He established his vac? cine farms iu 1889, and they comprise thc largest vaccine establishment in the world, producing 100,000 points annu ally. Several hundred cattle are kept , to produce smallpox virus. Div A*kx indcr had recently begun prfJducm^ antitoxin for diphtheria._. '% - THE OLD DOMINION^ ??,?__. - ,,j i,.,,,.,,, Latest News Gleaned From All flyer,,.,, ,. Ihe State. ? tUil ?n ._ Mi , li These pensions were granted yp-?!*n,?>!i ginia:?James Henry, $10: HollidsfifKiil ?. Van Horn, $55; Charles Searburg, lmkh 1. liam H. Eley, Calvin McDaniel (dead), .. each $12; Melford Diggs. $6; WilllilW1 ?"-? E. Martin, George Norris, each $L>ia..i 1 George Henry, Nathaniel Keeth,..?a.pbt 1 fu $10; minor of James Johnson.. .#*gJ,:.,--,, Thomas J. Jones, $12; Jane Banks, $8;'. ' Jacob B. Righter, $8; Lewis Barry, %\T] ' John A. Smith. $12. There were two victims?both girls???''-?! of an explosion which happened nahln >?, Boslev. N. C., 40 miles south of Su> ? folk. Willie Russell and Armie Romp ,* tree, cousins, lived with their grand-"'.' mother near Bosley. Thc men hat??'; gone to court and only tbe two gillis.'' }< their grandmother, Mrs. Emily Ward ',' and a servant were on the plantation^, . ,* Mrs. Ward sent the girls home t> build a fire in thc range. The half gall'c/rr ' . of oil which they used to make the fi ri* ? with exploded and both girls were en- '/. veloped in flames. When found all thc girls' clothing was burned away. Willi? lived nine hours and Annie four. Edward Hicks, an assistant to the. sit-, ' perintendent of thc electric light pla'rit in Fredericksburg, was instantly killed ' - by coming in contact with I live wiro while attempting to repair a street elec.-,,..,. trie tamo. He was at thc top of thc pole and fell to the ground. He is survived by a widow and several'chil? dren. -..':. . Rev. Bernard P. Smith, pastor of thd- ' . Christian Church ai Danville, has been called to the pastorate of the FjrjL. . Christian Church at Rochester. N. Y.,., and has gone there to begin his woft>.: ' Commander J. P. Moore and AdJU- ?"-' taut W. C. Stuart have been elected I delegates from Lee-Jackson Camp uV Confederate Veterans of Lexington and Rockbridge county to the mcctina'' of the Grand Camp of United Co nf edi -'-? erate Veterans in Newport News Octo? ber 28-30. Messrs. J. R. Fox and S C. Charlton were elected altertiatetf.'.'T Mr. Joseph Fultz, of Fairfield viciu<.jj ,.*, ity, died, aged 58 years. He is surviy- , ed by a widow, who was Miss Ida WiP""-4 son, and five grown children. During' I the Civil War he served in the -Stuairr;')'! Horse Artillery. Thc full report of the committee ap- * j pointed by Judge R. E. Waller," of tb?, s Spo'ttsylvania County Court, to investi- '" gate the affairs of Clerk J. P. H. Cri*- ? ?'? mond, of that county, who disappeared 1 '. t, on July 7, leaving thc affairs of his^qf, fice in a tangled and confused stat c,( just made public, shows the shortage' hi 'the , accounts of thc absent clerk to-bi* fWd-i-e" ?Ii'1 than was supposed. It was tho?ight/*th? blt* amount would not exceed $2,500, .Injtifchje,, " t,: amount reached thc sum of nearly. $4,000. y The whereabouts of thc missing cWk ',. ? are still unknown, but it is thouglit'tnat*' ? the money will be made good, as thees- WJ tate is amply able to pay it. | ,-. ?-?.-r>^ An immense crowd attended the mast*-; I meeting at Norfolk in the interests oLtdif., .,,. Jamestown Tercentenary Exposition" to * be held in that city in 1907. There Wil*i*% a military parade in honor of the 'd*is- * tinguished guests and thc streets ward, vd filled with citizens to welcome ftlvjnfcr 1 <, 1 as they arrived by trains and boats,- $'%,,, mass-meeting was held in the Academy of Music and was addressed by?heAl? lowing persons: Senators John w. Danie! and Thomas S Martin, Gov/ Ai.'7 J. Montague, of Virginia; Gov, Cbaijej. \-, } B. Aycock, 01 North Carolina^ if00/-. >,-?? Murat Halstead, of New York ^ j'?hn Temple Graves, of Atlanta, editor of tn>""-*?'''1 Journal; Gen. Filzhugh Lee, president of .' (|-1 the exposition committee, and several cit- ... izens of Norfolk. n . For the murder of Lilburn Rajney. ia ,.,. Scott county, May 24 last, in a dispute about an illicit distiller. H. D. Salier wa? sentenced to 18 years in the penitentiary1 "if The case was tried in thc County Court of Gate City. After committing the crime Salier escaped, but was later cap? tured at Portsmouth, Ohio. Miss Fannie Sue Smithson, for marty years connected with the school system of Paraville, died after a short illness. All over the State men and women whe had bad the benefit of her instruction and counsel will read this notice witb profound grief. The Newport News City Council ba" decided to employ the city prisoners, (il whom thc jail has nearly 300, for fiiUug Newton's creek, where land has been BC quired for a park. The dirt taken b) the government from Hospital point to widen the harbor will be used for the purpose. Governor Montague bas pardoner Oliver Rodier, sent to jail fur io month oil conviction of an attempt to fire Kel-' ley's saloon, in Alexandria. Rodier hac*. served four months, and the jail phy? sician advised his release. On account of a shortage of cars on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad thcr? has been a serious congestion pf west bound freight at Norfolk. This condi? tion provoked a protest to the custom' officials at Washington from the St Louis Exposition management, which ii 1 ! waiting for exhibits sent from other, countries. Mrs. David H. Smith converted a hank of thread into a noose and committee suicide with it by hanging from a jots' in an upper room of her home a few miles west of Bristol while her infant o' six months slept in a room, below her Mrs. Smith was 46 years old and high!} connected in East Tennessee. Menta' derangement is said to have peen. th? cause of ber suicide. Sh;- is surviver"' by a husband and nine children. D. C. Peebles and Henry douyer, well known farmers had a fight in Lynchburg , over 50 cents which Peebles claimed W a*, _,_ due bim. Gotiyer struck Peebles cwei , , the head with a heavy whip, and Peeble' slashed Gotiyer on the side of the throat making a wound five inchcf.lpng. p Pee hies was arrested and Gotiyefe was taker to see a doctor. <m ''?'-' : An attempt was made to wreck iiirs senger train Nq. i on the Norfolk' Bivi*" sion of the Southern Railway flb<iir three miles east of Danville. The traci , had been piled with cross-tics. Tb' train was running at a very slow Hiv of speed and but for this fact a diva-* trous wreck undoubtedly would ;Kav^-;. occurred. Thc obstruction was placer at the end of a high trestle and the '"!>s aster of tfotee ??weeks agtifevdUld' ha\?? been dupMBed. FortunarWy the traci - is straighrat this point and tlic mgi neer got bis train down tO|;such,<sp?o.', j , that when he struck the .tie^.p^ ljan\'. Ege resulted! I '''I " I ' ?'.' ll.: .-"'.?: I ii* !? '?? vd '