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Highland recorder. (Monterey, Highland County, Va.) 1877-1972, October 30, 1903, Image 1

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Killed the Little Ones to Spite Hit
To thc Jail Turnkey McClure AdmiiteJ thi
Murder of His Two Ch Idren, and Sal-J H<
Had Killed Hca B.-causc His Wife Had
Left Him ?nJ Refused (o See or Have Aa}
Tbiog to Do With Him.
Marion, Ind. (Special.)?Jesse Mc?
Clure, a farm hand, murdered his twe
sons, aged five and seven years, leaving
their hodies in a fence corner. While i
moh was forming to capture and lyne!
him. he drove on a run to this city anc
gave himself up. He has been secrctec
by the authorities, who fear attempted
McClure lived near Frankton, and har
separated from his wife a year ago, she
refusing to live with him and returning
with her children to her father's home
At noon McClure hired a rig at Ehvoor
and drove to the Kilgorc farm, the ownci
being Mrs. McClure's father. He founc
the children playing in the front yard
and induced them, with candy, to take i
ride with him. He drove a mile up thc
road, carried the children to a fence cor?
ner and shot them with a revolver, Ike
older one was found dead a few minute.'
later and the younger one was dying
a piece of the candy being still in his
mouth. McClure fled and was pursuer
by a crowd of young farmers bent or
deadly vengeance. The alarm was given
and from all surrounding towns armed
pursuers started. McClure succeeded in
reaching the jail in safety.
To the jail turnkey McClure admitted
the murder of his two children and said
he had killed them because his wife had
left him and refused to see him. He
'When she refused to sec me I de?
cided to be revenged, and drove down
thc road to a little clump of small trees.
My two children were asleep in the buy
gy. When 1 stopped thc jolt awoke my
little boy, Dee. He looked up to me and
" 'Papa, what are you going to do?'
"I put my hand over his eyes and tools
my gun from my pocket and shot him
in the forehead, killing him instantly,
The shot awoke little Homer, and 1
took him by the shoulder and fired a shoi
into his head. They both fell to the bot?
tom of the buggy. I drove the horse tr
the side of the road and lifted both
bodies out and laid them out on the with?
ered grass. 1 then drove directly to Ma?
rion, to the jail, and am here to give
myself up.
The neighbors will lynch me when
they find out what 1 have done. I do
do not care what you do with me. I am
ready to die, and expect to hang for this
crime. All that I ask is to see my dear
little ones buried."
Late in the evening it was learned that
a mob was being formed to come to Ma?
rion and lvnch McClure. Deputy Sher?
iff Willi;:ms then spirited the murderer
away from the jail and started with him
to Indianapolis.
Amount Wlil Be Paid for Re urn of Philadel?
phia M'liionaire.
Big Stor.c Gap, Va. (Special).?Pre?
vious rewards offered by D. B. Wentz,
brother of Edward L. Wentz, t..e
Philadelphia millionaire who disappeared
on Wednesday, October 14, not having
brought forth the desired results, all re?
wards offered by D. B. Wentz have been
withdrawn and thc following rewards of?
fered by the Virginia Coal and Iron
1. If the person or persons who ab?
ducted Edward Lcinering Wentz Wed?
nesday, October 14. 1003, will return him
alive they will bc paid $->5,ooo by thc Vir?
ginia Coal and Iron Company.
2. A reward of $30,000 will be paid hy
thc Virginia Coal and Iron Company
for information which secures the arrest
and conviction of the murderers of Ed?
ward L. Wentz.
Two Peddlers Mistakj Nitro-glycerine for
Maple Syrup.
Butler. Pa. (Special).?William Marks
ivas instantly killed and Patrick Hardy
fatally injured here by an explosion of
nitro-glycerine, lhe men were peddlers
of small notions, and had camped in the
woods near here.
They found an empty can which they
supposed had contained maple syrup
from the small bii of sticky substance ad?
hering to the top. Marks sat down with
lhe can between his knees and com?
menced to cut out the top, so as to trans?
form it into a water vessel.
The small portion of the nitro-glycer?
ine at once exploded, and Marks' head,
hands and feet were blown off and his
body disemboweled. Hardy, who was
standing close by, had his eyes blown
Mit and the bones in his arms and legs
mattered in a dozen places. He cannot
Girls as Messengers.
Boston (Special).?The collection
ind delivery of telegrams by thc West?
ern Union Telegraph Company by
neani ol messengers was practically
:ut off owing to the lockout of the
150 or more messengers in the employ
>i the American District Telegraph
Company. Several girls were used for
'he collection and delivery of mes
u.ges. but the greater part of the work
a;is carried on by telephone. Super
ntendeni Ames, of the Western Union,
laid that the messenger service herc
tl'ter would bc conducted by girls. Dur
ng the day the rather limited force of
?irls at first employed was gradually
ncreased and the service showed con
liderable impn ivcment.
Favoritism to Women.
Washington, D. C. (Special).?The
lemporary men clerks in the War Dc
>artment arc disgruntled over what
fluy declare is favoritism shown women
Abo have been transferred to the per?
tinent roll. These clerks were given
places at the outbreak of the Spanish
American War. No examination was
required. After thc war all were re?
fined on account of the mass of work
:auscd by the acquisition of new terri
lory. When Congress convenes some?
thing may bc done for tba men clerks.
It is reported in Philadelphia that the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company will
award the contract for the erection of
the new union station at Washington,
D. C., to Podyhouse, Arey & Co.. of
Philadelphia. The contract will amount
to about $4,250,000.
The report of Receiver Smith, of the
United States Shipbuilding Company,
recommends that Schwab's $10,000,000
bond issue bc declared void and that
the common stock of the company be
Judge Wing, in the United Stales
District Court in Cleveland. Ohio, sen?
tenced Albert W. Deibcl, former paying
teller of the City National Bank of Can?
ton, O., to the penitentiary for five
years for embezzlement.
Edward Roedel, aged 62, a traveling
doctor, was arrested at Cincinnati,
charged with counterfeiting. One-dol?
lar bills have been changed into ten
dollar bills and passed in Southern In?
diana and Ohio.
Construction of the ship canal which
is to connect the south end of Lake
Michigan with the Calumet river was
commenced at Indiana Harbor.
'I he bandits who are supposed to
have looted the Burrton (Kan.) Bank
were caught after a desperate battle, in
\\Jhich their leader was wounded.
A hearing was had at Lancaster, Pa.,
on the application of John Q. Denny
for a receiver for the Susquehanna Iron
and Steel Company.
John K. Brown, fugitive cashier of
thc Union Bank of New Holland, in?
dicted for embezzling $103,000, was ar?
rested in San Francisco.
W. E. Lattimer, a merchant, was at?
tacked and killed by highwaymen as bc
was about to enter his home, in Woo |
stock, O.
Plans for amalgamating thc two na?
tional organizations of carpenters have
been formulated by Albert Strausser,
the umpire.
By the will of Miss Mary P. Ropes,
of Salem, Mass., $1,000,000 is to bc dis?
tributed among various educational and
other public institutions after thc death
of her sister. Eliza O. Ropes.
A ! !;iff containing five Hungarian la?
borers was swept over thc Springdale
Dam, near Colfax Station, in the fog
and four of the occupants were drown?
At the American Banker's Conven?
tion in San Francisco. Ellis H. Rob?
erts, treasurer of thc United Staes, read
a paper on thc effects of the inflow of
The will of the Rev. J. H. W. Stuck
enburg, of Cambridge, Mass., contains
a bequest of $35,000 to the Pennsylvania
College, at Gettysburg.
Beulah York, a Maine farmer's
daughter, was killed by Ora Green, who
was infatuated with her, and who also
blew his own head off.
George Neyulus was sentenced by
Judge Kirkpatrick, in Trenton, N. J.,
to io years in the State prison for coun?
A monument erected to the memory
of Shabbona, the famous chief of the
PottawaUomies, was unveiled at Mor?
ris. 111.
Thre bandits dynamited and robbed
the State Bank at Burton, Kan., and
obtained between "$1000 and $2000.
A pitched battle at Fort Riley was an
interesting and dashing feature of the
army maneuvers.
The question of taxing Indians was
considered at the Lake Mohonk Con?
I deign.
An American who has been studying
the situation at Dalny, on the Liaotung
Peninsula, says Russia has 200,000
troops in Manchuria, and is also
strengthening her position on thc west
bank of the Yalu river. Japan contin?
ues her policy of settling Korea.
The plan of the powers for the
amelioration of affairs in Macedonia,
just submitted to Turkey, provides for
control of all branches of the adminis?
tration of the disturbed provinces by
Austria and Russia for two years.
Emperor William was present at the
unveiling of monuments at Kuestrin,
Prussia?one to mark the grave of Jo?
hann, who built the fortress at Kues?
trin, and another in memory of Fred?
erick thc Great Elector.
Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the
British ambassador at Madrid, has been
selected to succeed the late Sir Michael
Herbert at Washington.
Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the
British ambassador at Madrid, will
probably succeed the late Sir Michael
Herbert as ambassador to the United
At the suggestion of Signor Zanar
deili, who has resigned thc Italian pre?
miership, the King has charged Signor
Gioletti with the formation of a new
Thc underwriters at Lloyds have dou?
bled the insurance rates to the Far
East, covering all risks if war is de?
clared within three months.
The Turkish authorities have hurried
troops to Uskub because of the dis?
covery of a military plot to kill the
Russian consul there.
The Japanese minister at Paris in?
sists that thc negotiations between Ja?
pan and Russia continue and predicts a
peaceful result
Thc detachment of thc Honourable
Artillery Company of London, arrived
at Liverpool on their return from the
United States.
While deer-stalking at Rominten Em?
peror William sank to his hips in thc
bog and thc foresters pulled him out
of the mire.
British Secretary Lyttleton, Liberal
Unionist, has been re-elected to the
House of Commons by a greatly re?
duced majority.
The Russian viceroy of the Far East.
Admiral Alcxieff, is opposed to thc open?
ing of Manchurian towns to foreign
trade. Thc treaty of commerce between
China and thc United States provides
that concessions be given at Mukden and
Illinois Central will issue $20,000,000
of 4 per cent, refunding bonds.
The Philippines have stopped buying
silver bullion and will rccoin 12,000,000
Spanish dollars.
Gould's friends gathered in more Mis?
souri Pacific. They say it must go to
par on the first real rally.
The Alton pool is still active. Since
the tip was given that it would go to 40
it has risen from ;r) to 28.
It i-; denied by Lake Superior people
that President Shields will retire to
make room for Receiver Fachenthal.
Frenzied Workmen dug With Bare
Hands to Rescue Men.
lt ls Believed That Not One of the Seventeen
Men at Work at lbs Spot Where the Cave
in Occured Will Live, As Those Who Were
Not Mangled Were Shock:d by the Terrific
New York (Special).?Following a
blast of rock in thc rapid transit sub?
way under Washington Heights a col?
lapse of the tunnel roof occurred, bury?
ing 17 laborers who were working at
that point. Within 20 minutes of thc
explosion, which echoed and re-echoed
throughout thc neighborhood, rescuers
had dug out four dead bodies and four
of the victims who are not expected to
recover were soon taken to an opening
farther along in the subway and lifted to
thc street.
Ambulances and surgeons from the J.
Hood Wright, thc Fordham and the Lin?
coln Hospitals were hurried to thc scene
and a truck from the Fire Department
reached thc spot within half an hour.
There were wild scenes as some of the
fellow-workmen who had escaped any
serious injuries ran to thc spot and fran?
tically dug with their bare hands at the
huge mound of earth and broken stone
in hysterical endeavors to get at thc vic?
tims buried under tons of debris.
The surgeons went about administer?
ing anesthetics to those who were still
alive and then bundled them off to the
hospital for treatment. It is believed
that not one of the 17 men at work at
the spot where the cave-in occurred will
live, as those who were not mangled
u'ere shocked by the explosion.
Thc wildest rumors were in circula?
tion, and at one time it was reported that
[he tunnel had caved in for a distance
}f a quarter of a mile and that 30 men
lad been buried. Fordham Hospital was
promptly notified and urged to send its
imbulances and to arrange for trucks or
>ther vehicles to convey the injured to
its doors.
About 11 o'clock another report at po
icc headquarters, that later proved to
ic greatly exaggerated, placed the num
>er of victims at 65, of whom it was said
15 were killed outright ard 50 were so
rrushed and bruised that the number of
lead might bc greatly increased.
After sifting down these incorrect ru
nors the truth was ascertained.
Suffering from cuts and bruises,
rhomas Vcndran and a man named Wil
iams were taken to Fordham Hospital.
1'hey said they knew that a number of
persons had been killed by the cave-in
ind many more injured.
Both ambulances of the hospital, car?
ding members of the house staff, in ad?
dition to thc regular ambulance sur?
geons, were hurried to the scene in re?
sponse to the first call.
ferriflc Force of the Explosion that Follow?
ed?Some Strange Effects.
New York (Special).?Three freight
:ars. one of them loaded with dynamite,
:hat had broken away from a freight
:rain on the Harlem River branch of the
Kew York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad, at Baychester, collided with
he remainder of the train at thc bottom
if a steep decline, and the car with the
?xplosive in it was blown up, demolish
ng three other cars.
The engineer, Thomas Corrigan, was
brown off his seat and was for a few
ninutes slightly stunned. He managed
O regain his presence of mind, however,
md shut off the steam, bringing thc train
o a stop.
Nearly every house in Baychester suf?
fered damage from the explosion. A
woman who was thrown from bed is
relieved to l>e the only person who was
njurcd by the explosion.
A policeman who was crossing the
racks a mile from the scene was knocked
lown by thc concussion.
The three detached cars and the rear
:ar cf the main portion of the train were
Within half a mile of the Baychester
station not a pane of glass in any of the
louses remained intact.
In Westchester village almost a panic
?eigncd. Men rushed to the postoffice
irmed with clubs, guns and knives, bc
ieving that burglars had blown open the
Two boathouses 011 Long Island Sound,
lalf a mile away from the scene of the
xplosion. were wrecked. There was
ome damage done at City Island.
iuilding on Commercial Place is Destroyed?
Sailors Aid FIrem?">
Norfolk, Va. (Special).?Thc five-story
wilding of the Old Dominion Paper
Company, on Commercial Place, was
tutted by fire. A high northeast wind
brew blazing brands for squares and
eriously endangered the heart of the
wholesale section, but thc flames were
onfined to one building.
The fire originated on thc fifth floor
nd had gained great headway before it
ras discovered. About 100 sailors from
he navy yard aided the firemen, and
ne sailor fell from the top of a 40-foot
ulder into thc outstretched arms of
hree of his companions, who saw him
oniing and braced themselves to catch
lim. He was uninjured.
What portions of thc building escaped
lie (lames were ruined by water, and the
tock is a total loss. Thc damage is es
ini.ited at from $50,000 to $60,000, in?
On Strike for Good Food.
Philadelphia (Special).?Twenty-four
icu and five g.rls, employed at the Mu
icipal Hospital, are on strike for pure
nd nourishing food. Thc force at thc
ospital is crippled and thc physicians
re acting as ambulance drivers. Thc
trikers include waitresses, ward maids,
uindry girls, yardmen, gatemen and
rivers. They claim that Emma Gil
ams, the matron, furnishes them with
dnted meat, half-cooked sausage and
ard potatoes,
Immigration Increases.
Tlic annual report of Commissioner
General Frank P. Sargent, of the Bu?
reau of Immigration, shows a large in?
crease of steerage immigration over that
of the preceding year, the aggregate for
thc fiscal year of 1903 being 857,046, an
excess over that of last year of 208,303.
or 32 per cent.
The statistics show an increase in im?
migration from all foreign sources, sug?
gesting as the chief cause of the influx
of aliens into the United States during
the year the inducements offered to set?
tlers here, rather than any special causes
of discontent in their own countries. Of
the total steerage immigration there
came from Europe 814,507, frpm Asia
29,966 and from all other sources 12.573.
If to these figures are added those rep?
resenting the total arrivals of alien cabin
passengers?64,269?thc result will show
that tho total immigration of aliens to
the United States during the year aggre?
gated 921,315. or 105.043 more than the
greatest number heretofore reported for
any one year.
The greatest number of immigrants
?230,622?came from Italy, an increase
of 52,247 over last year, while Austria
Hungary furnished 206.011, an increase
of 34,022; Russia 136,093, an increase of
28,746; Germany, 40,086, an increase of
11,782; Sweden, 46,028, an increase of
15,134; Ireland, 35,210, an increase of
6172, and England, 26.219, an increase
of 12,644. Of the Oriental countries,
Japan was foremost, with 19.968, an in?
crease of 5698, while China contributed
2209, an increase of 560 over last year.
Of the total number of steerage aliens
613,146 were males and 243,000 were fe?
males, of whom 102,431 were less than
14 years of age. There were of these
3341 who could read, but could not
write, and 185,667 who could neither
read nor write, leaving a balance able
both to read and to write of 668,038.
Thc total amount of money brought by
them into the United States was $16,
Exclusive of those denied admission
at the land boundaries of the United
States 8769 alien immigrants were re?
jected for various causes, the number
of rejections being nearly double those
of the preceding year. Of these 5812
were paupers, 1773 were afflicted with
disease and 1086 were contract labor?
Program of Naval Increase.
The General Board of the Navy, of
which Admiral George Dewey is thc
president, has recommended to Secre?
tary Moody that the navy should bc
increased each year by 4 first-class bat?
tleships, 2 armored cruisers, 4 torpedo
boat destroyers and 4 fast and large
scout ships.
Secretary Moody some time ago
asked the board to recommend a build?
ing program which would extend over
a period of several years, and which is,
in the opinion of the board, essential
to bring the navy to a strength ade?
quate to the country's possible require?
ments. It is understood the above rec?
ommendation is the result, with thc
suggestion that in case Congress in
any year fails to make a sufficient ap?
propriation for all of these ships, the 2
armored cruisers and 4 torpedo-boat
destroyers can best be eliminated from
thc program.
Interior Department Expense Decreasing.
The Secretary of the Interior has
completed and forwarded to thc Secre?
tary of the Treasurer his estimate of
thc appropriations necessary to conduct
the affairs of the Interior Department
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1905.
The estimate places the total require?
ment for the department at $156,000,000,
which is about $3,000,000 less than thc
appropriation for the current year.
Thc proposed reduction will be made
in the Pension Bureau and the Indian
The estimate for pensions is $136,800,
000, or $1,700,000 less than thc appro?
priation made for this year. There also
is a cut of $1,300,000 in thc estimate
for the Indian Bureau. The estimate
for thc cxp'tises of conducting thc af?
fairs of the Five Civilized Tribes of In?
dians is $259,695.
Thc reduction in thc pension estimate
is due to a calculation of deaths of
pensioners made by the Commissioner
of Pensions.
New Counlerfeit in Circulation.
The Secret Service announces the dis?
covery of a new counterfeit $10 na?
tional banknote on the Miller's River
National Bank of Athol, Mass., check
letter B, series of 1882, Bruce register.
Wyman treasurer. It is a photographic
production printed on two thin pieces
of paper, between which silk threads
have been distributed. The bank and
Treasury numbers are colored maroon,
instead of carmine, and thc seal is yel?
lowish brown, instead of chocolate. The
back of the note is several shades
darker than the genuine.
In the Departments.
Lieut. R. E. Peary discussed before
the National Geographical Society the
plans for the next expedition to thc
North Pole.
Adjutant General Corbin exchanged
farewell greetings with thc officers and
employes of thc office.
The'immigration officials ordered thc
deportation of John Turner, the Eng?
lish anarchist.
Thc Postmaster General signed an
order disbarring H. J. Barrett from
practicing before thc Postofticc Depart?
Harrison D. Barrett, of Newham,
Mass., was re-elected president of thc
National Spiritualists' Association.
Commissioner General Frank P. Sar?
gent, of thc Bu-"au of Immigration,
submitted his annual report.
Thc Woman's Centenary Association
of the Universalist Church began its
thirty-fourth session.
In accordance with Attorney General
Knox's opinion, there will be no criminal
proceedings against Littauer.
William II. Landvoight. chief of thc
classification division of thc Postoffice
Department, resigned by request.
Senator Quay's son was appointed
deputy naval officer at the port of Phila?
The All-American Conference of
Protestant Episcopal Bishops opened at
Plan of Revolutionary Committee to
Avoid Rigor of Winter.
Turks Report Both Chakataroff and Sarafoff,
(he Insurgent Leaders, Were Killed Recent'
ly in the Village of Boof, in the Florina
District?The Bulgarians Assert That Sara?
foff is on His Way to Bulgaria.
Solonica, Macedonia (By Cable).?
Recent advices from Monastir say that
a considerable number of insurgents
have surrendered in response to the
Sultan's last call. Thc first of those
who surrendered were beaten anc"
imprisoned, but under stringent orders
from thc Yildiz palace all the men whe
are now coming in are well received ano
have been pardoned.
This, however, does not indicate the
collapse of the rebellion, but is in con?
formance with the revolutionary com?
mittee's decision to thin out the In?
surgent bands during thc winter ami
retain under arms only an aggregate ol
about 3500 men. Thc insurgents who
atc coining in arc men of inferior phy?
sique, who could no! Stand a winter
campaign. Tiny leave their rifle* with
the leaders, who secrete them iii the
mountains, in readinc is for operations
in thc spring. Nol one ol ti,-- leaders
has surrendered.
The revolutionary committee has no
intention of resorting to the U <? of dyn?
amite bombs in the towns this winter,
but it declares that if th': powers do
not succeed in causing the establish?
ment of a satisfactory form of govern?
ment by the spring every available man
will bc called out and every desperate
method for gaining the ends of the rev?
olutionists will bc resorted to.
The Turks report that both Chaka
laroff and Sarafoff, the insurgent lead?
ers, were killed recently in thc village of
Boof, in the Florina district. The
Bulgarians assert that Sarafoff is on
his way to Bulgaria.
The Rev. Henry Haskell, the Amer?
ican missionary, has arrived at Mon?
astir to help in the relief work inau?
gurated by the Rev. Mr. Bond.
Constantinople.?The Austrian and
Russian ambassadors presented to the
Porte notes embodying the demands
agreed on at the recent conference be?
tween the Czar and Emperor Francis
Joseph held at Murzsteg, Styria.
Sofia, Bulgaria.?The war minister
has dismissed the reservists of the sec?
ond class, and it is expected that all the
reservists will bc disbanded prior to the
U. S. Minister Pearson Refused to Ask for
Its Remission.
Rome (By Cable).?Richmond Pear?
son, formerly United States consul at
Genoa and now minister to Persia, has
been fined $60 and $15 costs for in?
sulting an Italian railway official last
December, previous to his appointment
as minister. The government was de?
sirous of settling the incident by par?
doning Mr. Pearson, but the latter re?
fused to ask for the King's clemency,
as prescribed by law.
Mr. Pearson, on December 2. had
some words at the railroad station at
Genoa with some other passengers,
about seats in a car and an employe of
the road intervened, whereupon Mr.
Pearson, it is claimed, used insulting
language in addressing the employe.
The train left and the incident would
have been closed if Mr. Pearson, cn
returning to Genoa, had not made a
report to the station-master against
the employe, repeating the alleged in?
sults in writing and signing his name,
as consul general of the United States,
thus compelling the employe to defend
himself. The latter used the consul
general's letter as evidence before the
judicial authorities and Mr. Pearson,
not appearing, he was sentenced by de?
Santos Dumont to Contest.
Paris (By Cable).?M. Santos-Du
mont, the Brazilian aeronaut, said: "If
there is no modification of the condi?
tions stipulated I shall participate in
the contest at St. Louis for the aero?
nautic prize. Thc conditions named
arc perfect, for the numerous difficulties
prescribed enable a splendid test of
the dirigibility of balloons. There will
be three points to encircle, instead of
one, as in the contest for thc Deutsch
prize, in which it sufficed to double the
Eiffel Tower. I believe my No. 7 will
attain the speed fixed upon. This bal?
loon is really an arrow. It measures
154 feet in length, has a diameter ol
22 feet and is driven by a motor having
80 horsepower."
Gruesome Sight at a Manging.
Birmingham, Ala. (Special).?A grue?
some spectacle was witnessed here when
Felix Hall, colored, was hanged for the
murder of Norwood Clark, white. When
thc drop fell thc rope slipped, and the
condemned man hung for io minutes
only half choking. He was hauled up
and the rope readjusted. This time the
fall broke his neck. Hall's last act was
to write a declaration of his innocence.
Wife and Mother-in-Law Suspected.
Helena, Mont. (Special).?Mrs% Han?
na Hall, mother-in-law of Albert W.
Falkc, who died suddenly in Great Falls
last March, has been arrested herc on a
warrant sworn out by Falkc's father,
charging her with having caused his
death by means of poison. Falkc's wife
was arrested recently in Labelle, Mo., on
a similar charge. Mrs. Hall declares she
is innocent.
The second-class protected cruiser
Denver failed to make the speed of 17
knots an hour called for in her contract
in her official trial trip on the Cape Ann
course. Her average was 16.28 knots.
Thc Acme Harvester Company, of Pe?
oria, 111., has placed its affairs in the
hands of a committee and asked creditors
for an extension.
William Mills, aged 92 years, said tc
be the oldest veteran of thc Civil War
in New York State, died"at his home ip
New Battleship Proves Herself Very
Boston, Mass. (Special).?The new
battleship Missouri proved herself the
queen of thc seas in her class in a
speed trial over the Cape Ann course,
with weather conditions of a consid?
erably handicapping nature.
Steaming over a course of 33 nautical
miles and return, thc battleship made
an average speed of 18.05 knots per
hour, which, with tidal corrections
greatly in her favor, it is believed will
advance it to 18.22 knots, a new world's
record for battleships of her class.
The first part of the run was made
against a strong northwest breeze,
which kept down the speed to 17.64
knots, but coming back the condition.8
'were more favorable, and the 33 knot;
were covered in 1 hour and 47 min?
utes and 9 seconds, a speed of 18.4^
knots per hour.
Thc big battleship at one time attain
cd a speed of 18.75 knots per hour. Tin
contract requirements call for 18 knots
and thc margin wa, very gratifying not
only to the builders, thc Newport Newt
Shipbuilding and Drydock Company,
but to the government officials or
Thc best previous record made by ;
battleship in the Missouri's class is
that of the Maine, a sister ship, wilier
was 17.08 per hour.
' Thc Missouri left her anchorage ir
Presidents Roads shortly after 8 a. m.
and steamed down to Cape Ann. where
the measured course began. On the
battleship was the naval trial board, a
number of naval officers stationed in and
near Boston and guests of the com?
pany. The weather was clear, but a
stiff quartering breeze blew from the
northwest and roughed up the water
:onsiderably. The cruiser Chicago,
marking the southern end of the course,
ivas sighted soon after io o'clock, and
half an hour later the Missouri was
headed for the line. It was found that
steam was a trifle low, and so the big
warship described a couple of circles
before she again headed northward, thc
stokers shoveling coal upon the fires
iii the while, until at 11 o'clock thc
steam pressure was satisfactory to the
engineers in charge.
When the word was given the Mis?
souri's whistle notified the Chicago that
she was ready to start on her trial,
ind then Capt. F. M. Howes, who
steered the craft with great precision
aver the course, headed for the linc.
The new warship was abeam of the first
buoy at 11:13:50, and with speed that
increased steadily she sped away to the
aorthward, passing stakeboat after
stakeboat', until the cruiser Baltimore
was astern. The latter craft marked the
northern end of thc course, and. swing?
ing off to port, thc Missouri turned in
i circle and steamed back again. Go?
ing to the northward, the warship en?
countered heavy seas, that swept over
her low bows, and a breeze of half a
gale's strength. Added to these
speed-reducing conditions, the tide rai;
strong against the new vessel, so that
her speed was figured as averaging
17.64 an hour.
The vessels marking the course were
stationed 6.6 knots apart and thc Mis?
souri's lowest elapsed time between any
two .of the mark boats was 21 minutes
i seconds, made on the homeward leg.
tv hi ch makes her best actual speed
18.75 knots per hour. On the northerr
leg the engine attained a speed of 121
revolutions a minute and thc average
;or thc entire trial was ir7. Commander
Cowies said that the tidal corrections
A'ould no doubt add .17 of a knot per
hour to the speed of the ship.
Many Deaths Said to Have Been Caused in
Georgia by Insect.
Gainesville, Ga. (Special).?A great
loss of life is reported in the counties ol
Northeast Georgia, due to persons eat?
ing cabbage saturated with poison by a
strange worm. During the past few
weeks persons coming here from White,
Union, Dawson, Forsythe and other
counties surrounding them have reported
over a score of deaths from this cause
At first the many deaths were not un?
derstood, until it was noticed that al!
occurred after eating cabbage. Then a
fanner in White county, in gathering
cabbage, discovered a worm about twe
inches long and about the size of a
needle. He says when he touched the
leaf the worm, which was on it, licked
out its tongue like a snake and acted in
?very way like a reptile. Becoming
alarmed, he sent the wornt to the state
chemist, who reported that it contained
enough poison to kill 15 people. The
worm is so small that it is hard foi
housewives to find it when preparing cab?
bage for cooking, and many have been
cooked in this way. The cabbage crop
is of great value in this section, but the
discovery of thc poisonous worm has
completely annihilated the demand. Up
tu ibis time no scheme has been de?
vised for getting rid of the worm, ol
whatever it is that has been productive
of so many deaths.
More Dynamite on Tracks.
Missoula, Mont. (Special).?Two
sticks of dynamite have been found
!>y section menjicar thc mouth of Hell?
gate canyon, on the Northern Pacific
:racks, east of here, just before the pas
sage of an eastbound passenger train.
\rmed guards are now patrolling the
.-anyon a distance of nearly ten miles
3 Killed and 25 Injured.
Aurora, Mo. (Special).?Two men
vvcic killed and 18 seriously injured by
Ul explosion of dynamite used for blast
ng on the construction work of the
White River Road, in Stone county. 35
miles east of here. A telephone mes?
sage from Stone county, the scene of thc
ixplosion, says a second explosion oc?
curred at Tunnel C, io miles below there,
killing the foreman of the works and in
1 uring seven others. There are no
Latest News Gleaned From All Over
the State.
Pensions granted Virginians:?Win?
field S. Bruce, George Jones, Freder?
ick Pciffer, each $12; Harrison Sut
phen, $8; Theodore S. Roney, $6; Alon?
zo Hill, $12; Spencer Hallett, $10; Jos?
eph Robertson, $8; Margaret A. Pugh:
$8; John Donnelly, Cyrus Greger, each
$10; William F. Snyder, Peter Mullen,
George W. Wilkerson, Guy W. Mc?
Allister, Peter Mallen, each $12; Timo?
thy Garron, $12.
The Fair Ground property that be?
longed to the Rockridge County Fail
Association has been sold to Wiiliam L.
Washington, colored, thc principal of the
negro school of Lexington, for $i,*co.
Three persons, Jesse Dandridge, aged
IJ years, Waiter Robinson and an un?
known companion, were journeying home
from Buena Vista when a dispute arose
over a dog owned by one of the party
and while, as claimed, examining a re?
volver owned by Robinson it was dis?
charged and the bullet entered the groin
of Dandridge.
Thc large cattle barn and horse stables
on Strathmore, the farm of John L.
Wissler & Sons, were destroyed by fire
at au early hour the other morning. The
Jos ia $6,000, fully covered by insurance.
1 he loss other than cn buildings con*
sisted ot farming implements, 500 barr<->
of apples, 400 c-rr.p-y apple barrels and
?/jo worth of phosphate. '1 he less cr
the buildings is $3,000.
J. M. Tinsley, ol Culpeper, a cadet st
thc Virginia Polytechnic Institute, was
run over and killed by a train at the
freight depot in Salem. He was 22 years
bid It is supposed that he accidentally
fell from a passenger train and was run
over by a freight. His body was terribb
Prof. J. H. Rici lick has resigned lii?
position as professor of the department
of physics and biology ol Randolph-Ma
con Woman's College.
R. E. Bell, a patient at thc Eastern
State Hospital at Williamsburg, com?
mitted suicide in his room by cutting
his throat. Bell, who had the freedom
of the yard, probably secured the knife
at the dining room. Dr. Southall, who
has recently had charge of thc male de?
partment, and the three ward attend?
ants who had charge of the patient,
testified before thc coroner's jury that
they did not know that Bell was a sui?
cidal patient. Thc jury declared that a
grave oversight had been committed
by the hospital authorities in not giv?
ing such information and instructions
as would better protect a patient whose
commitment papers said that he wa?
of a suicidal tendency.
Charles Lacey attempted suicide at
his home in Danville by cutting his
hroat with a razor. Mr. Lacey has had
a cancer on his face for some years,
which had greatly depressed him at
times, and it is supposed that in a state
of mental aberration he made the at?
tempt to end his life. Mrs. Lacey had
handed Jiim the razor at his request,
which he proceeded to sharpen. While
his wife's attention was fixed upon
other matters he slashed his throat on
both sides, and his wife only became
aware of what had occurred when the
implement fell from his hands to the
floor. He asked for the razor again in
order to finish the job, but it was kept
from him and he was too weak to make
much effort to get it. There is a chance
for his recovery.
Typhoid fever has broken out at the
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington.
Nine cases have been reported to the
State Board of Health at Richmond.
The report was made by Gen. Scot
Shipp, superintendent of the institute,
who stated that only two of the cases
were considered dangerous.
Typhoid fever has appeared at Wash?
ington and Lee University, where seven
students are ill with thc fever. There
have been 34 cases in all in thc town
of Lexington since October 1.
United States Revenue officers have
been making a number of arrests in thc
Northern Neck for violations of the
internal revenue laws by selling liquors
without license.
Mr. Harvey Sydnor, son of Mr. H.
H. Sydnor, of Richmond, was killed by
an electric shock in Chester, Pa.
Henry S. Todd, a former resident of
Norfolk, died at Augusta, Ga. He serv?
ed in the Confederate Army as a lieu?
tenant in the Baltimore Artillery and
afterward as Government purchasing
agent at Morgantown, N. C.
Marshal Williams, who recently dis?
appeared from his home in Roanoke,
was committed to jail at Bedford city,
charged with unlawfully selling a horse
belonging to a Roanoke liveryman.
A head-on collision occurred^ on the
Southern Railway between Keysvillc
and Meherrin at about 6.15 o'clock the
other morning. Four trainmen were in?
stantly killed and five injured. Nearly
all the dead and injured were from
Richmond. Each train was crowded
with passengers, who suffered from
thc shock.
In the corporation Court of Norfolk
Commonwealth's Attorney Tilton pro?
nounced one of the charters granted
to a social club "bogus." Thc mana?
ger of the club, E. C. Hoffman, was
fined $100 and sentenced to jail for 15
Mr. J. Few Brown, assistant cashier
of the Shenandoah Valley National
Bank, Winchester, has received a letter
from Mr. A. B. llodscil. ot Buckeye.
Ariz., asking Mr. Brown in all serious?
ness if bc cannot scud a carload of
Winchester girls to Buckeye, where
thrifty and industrious husbands will bc
provided for them at once. Mr. Hod
sell says there arc practically no wom?
en in his section, and thc young far?
mers there, while thrifty and prosper?
ous, arc unhappy because they cannot
get wives. Mr. Hodscll says that thc
young men of Arizona arc not particu?
lar as to age, looks or other qualifica?
tions, and guarantees that he will find
srood husbands for a carload of Eastern
females within 24 hours after their ar?
rival in Arizona.
Mr. Brew Miller, deputy postmaster
at Culpeper, dropped dead at Fairview
Cemetery during the Masonic exercise?
it thc funeral of Mr. George P. Wil?
liams. Heart failure was the immedi?
ate cause of his death. Ile was held ii)
?iniversal high esteem
On October 28 the reunion of the
Grand Camp, Virginia Confederate Vet?
erans, will assemble at the Academy ol
Music in Newport News. It is expect?
ed that the largest attendance in thc
history of the organization will be here
Senator John W. Daniel will be Uk'
orator of the occasion.

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