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Prematare Explosion Causes a Catas?
Accident Occurred Near thc Scene of the
Other Disaster at llarrlsbtirg?Tbe Men
Were Preparing for a Blast, but in Some
Unaccountable Way an Exp'odcn Occured
and tbe Viet ms Wc r: Blown to Pieces.
Harrisburg, Pa. (Special).?One hun?
dred pounds or more of Contractor H.
S. Kerbaugh's rock powder exploded
directly across the Susquehanna road
from the scene of the big wreck of May
12, when a carload of the same contrac?
tor's explosive wrecked a Pennsylvania
Railroad express train and killed 23 pas?
sengers. The explosion killed eight peo?
ple and injured two. All the victims
were employes of Contractor Kerbaugh,
and were at work on a new Pennsylvania
freight line across the river from South
Harrisburg. The dead are:
James Wiseman, aged 50, "shooter
boss," of oK Front avenue, Buffalo, N. Y.
Arthur Green, colored, 25 years old, a
steam driller, of Harrisburg.
Robert Thompson, colored, aged 23
years, steam driller's helper, of Harris?
F*-ank Mulluch, a Slav, aged 45.
Three Italians and one Slav known
only by numbers.
The injured arc:
William Recd, colored, 20 years old, a
steam driller; skull fractured and hurt
internally, at Harrisburg Hospital.
G. C. 'Miller, aged 58, of Idavillc, Pa.;
bruised, but not serious.
Thc men were preparing for what is
called a "big ,-dioot ' to be fired carly in
the morning, consisting of a series of
blasts, the charges being set off si?
multaneously. Five holes had been filled
with the explosive and the men were at
work on the sixth, when it let go. Prob?
ably sand got into the hole, and thc iron
bar with which the men were "stamping"
down the charge caused a spark by
scraping on the sand. John Shetter, a
fireman, working about some dinky en?
gines 150 feet away, says:
"There was one shock, then two heav?
ier shocks, and after that all I could
see was a shower of falling rocks and
fragments of human b tdies."
Shetter was turned completely over two
or three times by the explosion. An
Italian water boy, 12 years old, on his
way to the men with a bucket of water.
was hurled 50 feel away and every stitch
of clothing was torn from his body. J.
C. Miller, sitting 200 feet from the blast,
was blown 25 feet.
Wiseman's body, frightfully mangled,
was identified only by the fact that he
dyed his hair. His remains were found
40 feet up thc hill. Parts of the bodies
of two Slavs and three Italians were
found a hundred feet away. One Italian
escaped because a fellow-workman had
playfully snatched his hat and run with
it. The owner made after the hat and
got out of range just in time. The force
of the explosion, forming a vacuum, was
so great that the side of "a tool shed
nearby was tom clear out and drawn 20
feet toward thc blast. Thc explosion
shook thc country for miles around and
broke many windows in South Harris?
burg, across the river.
Cashier a Suicide and Receiver Appointed
For Bank.
Richmond, Ind. (Special).?J. A. Spo
kenhier was appointed receiver of the
Commercial Bank of Ilagerstown, Ind.,
on application of President Frank Ma?
son. Thc liabilities exceed $100,000. while
thc assets are given as much less than
that amount.
The cashier, John Bowman, committed
suicide Monday, and this action lcd to
the present receivership Following thc
suicide an investigation was made, the
affairs of the bank having been almost
exclusively in Bow -ono'* hands. Accord?
ing to a statement given out before thc
application for the receiver, only $1,900
in cash was found, although the assets
are believed 'to be nearly $75,000. The
reason for Bowman's suicide has not
yet been developed.
Struck By a Trolley Car.
Detroit, Mich. (Special).?Nine peo?
ple were injured, one of them fatally,
at the comer of Fort and Hastings
streets, when a Trumbull avenue cir
crashed into a wagonload of people re?
turning from a drive about Belie Isle
Park. Three temporary scats had been
rigged up in the wagon for the atier
noon's pleasure and it was crowded. Jo?
seph Schwartz, of Toledo, who Was fa?
tally itijmrcd in the collision, was driving
and did not bear the car approaching
on Fort street as he drove up Hasting.
streets and aero-- the tracks. Thc wa?
gon was squarely on the track when
thc car struck it. and was demolished.
Fourth of Casualties.
Chicago (Special).?The total figures
on thc Fourth of July casualties received
thus- far front Tribune correspondent.-,
are larger than those received at the same
time last year. Tiie total deaths amount
to 59 and lota! injured 3,169. Last year
at thc same hour the deaths were 52
and the injured 3.040.
American Consul lo Wed Baroness.
Venice (By Cable),?The engagement
is announced of Paul Nash, the Ameri?
can consul here, and thc Baroness Ina
Mayneri, of Piedmont. The Baroness,
who moves in the highest society, is at
piesent residing in Venice.
Strikes Hurt Unions.
Albany, N. V. ( Special).?In its quar?
terly bulletin, which is the first that
covers a period since Commissioner
Sherman took office, the *-!ate depart neut
of labor speaks of the disastrous cltx't
of recent strikes upon the labor orgii.i
zations that prosecute them. "Thc f.d
ure of thc strike on the rapid-transit
system "in New York," says the depart?
ment, "resulted in thc disruption of
unions embracing a membership of more:
than 4.000 men.
Tne Latest HaptenlnRs Condensed for Rapid
It has-deve'oped that the legal pro-;
cecdings which resulted in the indict-'
merit of Lawyer Hummel in New York;
were instituted by Capt. James T)
Morse, an uncle of Charles W. Morse,!
who employed Hummel without his neph-,
ew's knowledge.
Theodore H- Price, the New York cot?
ton broker, cante to Washington and,
through his attorney, called upon Secre?
tary Wilson for a retraction of the im?
plication in his report connecting hint
with the cotton-leak scandal.
Walter T. Langdon, son of the assist^
ant superintendent of the insane hospital
at Poughkeepsie, fled' wth Mrs. Janet L.
Wilson, who made her escape from that
Miss Emma Frances Potts, a Phila?
delphia society girl, was released on bail
on the charge of stealing a valuable ring
from Mrs. Mabelle Jarder.
Lena Duerr, a child of 13, living in
Pittsburg, was "made up" to look older
and married to Robert E. Long by a de?
ceived minister in Youngstown, 0.
While officers had him n custody in
New York. Berthe Claiche, a French
girl, killed Emil Gerdron, who had made
her life one of abject slavery.
The State Board of Control of Kan?
sas reported that there were many cases
of insanity in counties where religious
revivals had been held.
John Trout committed suicide in Phila?
delphia at the home of Miss Emma Da?
vis, who had refused to marry him.
Mrs. Matilda Von Limier, who was be?
lieved to have died 30 years ago, re?
turned to Reading to collect a $50 legacy.
Two blocks of the business and resi?
dence section of Goldfield, Nev., have
been destroyed by fire. Loss, $200,000.
A quiet Sunday was spent by the
President and his family at Oyster Bay.
They attended church in the morning.
Two persons were shot, one probably
fatally, in a fight between whites and
blacks in New York.
While crazy with drink, Mrs. Eliza
Bradley branded her foster-baby, using
a hot flatiron.
Judge Cochran, of the United States
District Coi;-t in Kentucky, decided that
Caleb Powers could not secure a fair
trial in thc state court and removed
the case to federal jurisdiction.
George D. May, formerly president
of the Big Bend National Bank of Da?
venport. Washington State, was arrest?
ed in Boston as a fugitive from justice.
George G. Picric chief of the Bureai*
of City Property of Philadelphia, re?
signed upon the request of Director of
Public Safety Potter.
The Supreme Court of Kansas de?
cided that the Kansas Natural Gas Com?
pany, a Delaware corporation, cannot do
business in that state.
Thc Supreme Court of Kansas decided
the law appropriating $410,000 to build
an independent oil refinery to be uncon?
Speaker Fred Paul Groscup, of the
West Virginia House of Representa?
tives, is ill in Cincinnati from ptomaine
Michael Dunn, former building inspec?
tor of Milwaukee, was sentenced to 18
months in state prison for accepting a
Grover Cleveland declared that bc had
no idea of retiring from the trustee?
ship of the Equitable Life Assurance
Commander Frank B. Sawyer, U. S.
W. assumed command of the naval
training station at Newport, R. I.
Mr*. Matilda Bender and her daugh?
ter Marie were arrested in Chicago on
the charge of perjury.
Mrs. Flora Bigelow Dodge was mar?
ried in Sioux Falls, Dakota, to Hon.
Lionel George Guest.
John Wilber was arrested in Chicago
for throwing his child into the river.
Rabbi Joseph Stolz, of Chicago, was
elected president of the Conference of
American Rabbis, just adjourned at
Cleveland, O.
Nathan C. Schaeffer, of Pennsylvania,
was elected president of the National
Educational Association, in convention
at Asbury Park. N. J.
Thirty persons were injured in the
wreck of a Great Northern '"flyer" ?t
Springbrook, N. 1).
Two Illinois banks, of which C. J.
Devlin, the Topeka (Kan.) capitalist,
was president, have closed.
Refugees fleeing from the yellow fev?
er scourge on the Isthmus of Panama
arrived at New York, and paint condi?
tions in the Canal Zone very darkly.
A man who registered as a son of
August Belmont was arrested in Colo?
rado Springs for alleged forgery. In
New York he was declared an impos
The International Socialist Congress
opened at Constance, Grand Duchy of
Baden, but the government forbade the
foreign members speaking because they
refused to ignore German politics.
Prince Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
and his bride were given an enthusiastic
reception at Stockholm. Two hundred
thousand people lined thc route of the
royal precession.
The reported transfer of Lloyd Gris?
com, the American minister at Tokio,
to the State Department at Washington
was received with regret at the Japanese
The first meeting of the peace pleni?
potentiaries of Russia and Japan will be
held in Washington the first week in
The Japanese government has author?
ized another foreign loan of $150,000,000.
Dr. Barton, the bacteriologist of thc
Guadaloupe, has discovered at Lima,
Callao and Mirailores, Peru, a number
of mosquitoes of the kind which produce
malaria and yellow fever infection.
Mrs. James Brown Potter presented
her own petition in bankruptcy and the
London court appointed a receiver.
Sweden is taking precautionary meas?
ures on the frontier to offset the threat?
ening attitude of Norway.
Premier Rouvier says the Franco
German negotiations are making satis?
factory progress.
Professr Nothnagel, the well-known
clinical authority, died at Vienna of
It is reported at Odessa that the mu?
tinous Russian battleship Kniaz Potem
kine has hren hlnwn no.
Control of Sakhalin is a Powerful
_?' .?? J, J I . Il
Will Demand Cession of hlcnJ and Heavy lo*
dcmnltj?lhe Russian Peace Advocates Had
Been Suggesting That Voluntary Cession of
the Island M ght Be aa Offset With Port
Arthur and the Chinese Railway.
St. Petersburg (By Cable).?With the
Japanese flag hoisted for/the first time
on Russian soilK.. after 18 months of
war, tliti Siipptta^ce of. the landing on
the Island of Sakhalin is generally ad?
mitted both in newspaper comment and
in government circles. Complete or?
ganization of the island is regarded as
?a foregone conclusion.
The Novoe Vremya voices the gen?
eral sentiment in holding that control of
Sakhalin puts a powerful lever in the
possession of Japanese diplomacy, which
finally has something tangible in its hands
to throw upon the scales with the sword
in the coming conference.
There is a divergency of opinion with
regard to the effect it will have upon
?he negotiations at Washington, some of
the irreconcilables declaring that it
makes peace at the present juncture
more impossible than before, as Japan
will be able to demand the cession of
the island and a heavy indemnity as
well, at which terms of peace would be
too costly, but the more prevalent view
is that Japan has now in her hands
enough trumps to take the game.
The attacks on the island certainly
dissipates one of the hopes of the peace
advocates who have been suggesting that
its voluntary cession might be an offset
with Port Arthur and the Chinese Rail?
road against the payment of a large
part of all of a monetary indemnity.
No further report of the landing oper?
ations has been received.
M. Muravicff, the Russian ambassa?
dor at Rome and one of the peace plen?
ipotentiaries, has arrived in St. Peters?
burg and called upon Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff. His sailing arrangements
have not been perfected, as they are de?
pendent upon the date of his audience
with the Emperor, which will probably
take place Tuesday. His suite has been
completed by the selection of two secre?
taries from the foreign office.
The Novoe Vremya joins in the press
chorus against M. Muravieff, saying it is
hard to tell how good a diplomat he will
prove, as he certainly was not a success
at The Hague. The paper says thal
Baron Rosen, the other plenipotentiary,
on the contrary, is a skillful diplomatist,
and has been socially successful.
Japan Wants China to Keep Ont of lt
Washington, D. C. (Special).?China's
request to be represented in the Wash?
ington conference on the ground that
she is vitally interested in its proceed?
ings has been received by thc President
and informally transmitted to the bel?
ligerents. Whether the President has
received the formal replies cannot be
learned, but it can be stated that, while
Russia is inclined to favor the sugges?
tion, Japan will not consent to it.
Japan has already made public her as?
surances that Manchuria is to be return?
ed to China. That is one of thc prin?
ciples for which she says she has been
Japan regards herself as fully capable
of executing this promise without thc as?
sistance of China, and in view of China's
inability before the war to cope with Rus?
sia in Manchuria, the Japanese govern?
ment is unable to see what possible serv?
ice a Chinese representative would be in
the Washington conference.
Instructs Them to Make Every Effort to
Secure Peace.
Tokio (By Cable).?The Emperor de?
livered an address to the peace plenipo?
tentiaries, as follows:
"The President of the United States
being grieved to find that the war be?
tween Japan and Russia had not been
brought to a close after the lapse ol
more than a year, and being impressed
with the urgent need, in the interest ol
peace and humanity, of terminating tht
conflict, has suggested that the two gov?
ernments appoint plenipotentiaries and
cause them to meet together to negotiate
"We were compelled, contrary to out
expectations, to resort to arms, despite
our constant abiding wish for peace, and
if, in consequence of the conciliatory spir?
it of our opponents, hostilities could be
brought to an end, nothing would be
more satisfactory than such consumma?
"Accordingly, we at once accept the
suggestion of the President of thc United
States, and we hereby charge you Avitli
the mission of negotiating and conclud?
ing peace. You should devote yourselves
with all of your power to discharge youl
mission and make every effort to secure
the re-establishment of peace on a dura
ble basis."
Another Blaze in Nashville.
Nashville, Tenn. (Special). ? Tht
wholesale grocery house of Phillips
Webb & Co. was rest roved by fire. The
loss is about $150,000. George Rogers, a
substitute fireman, was dangerously hurl
by falling four stories through an eleva?
tor shaft. This is the third serious fin
in Nashville in io day, the combined
losses aggregating $760,000.
Three Killed In Wreck,
Fitchburg, Mass. (Special). ? Three
railroad employes were killed, two in?
jured and thousands of dollars' worth
of property destroyed by a head-on col?
lision between an eastbound cxpres?
freight train and a westb'ound coal train
near Wachitsett Station, on the Fitch?
burg division of the Boston and Maine
Railroad. All traffic on the main line
was blocked. C. H. Kendall, engineer oi
the eastbound train, was buried undci
his engine. The body of J. H. Behm
head brakeman of the train, was cut
to pieces.
Formal Statement of Dis Succession to
John Hay.
President Roosevelt ls Much Gratified at Mr.
Root's Acceptance, and ls Deeoly Sensible
of the Personal Sacrifices Made ny Mr.
Root in Again Taking up tbe Burdens and
Duties of a Member el tbe Cabinet .
. .Oyster.Bay, Ummim .(.Social).?Official
announcement was made here that Elihu
Rpot has beep appointed Secretary, ?f
The announcement was made on ihe
authority of President Roosevelt in the
following statement given out ty Sec?
retary Loeb:
"Elihu Root has accepted the tender
by the President of the Secretaryship of
State. He will take the oath- of office
in a couple of weeks, but it will neces?
sarily be some little time before he
closes up his business affairs. He will
not go to Washington permanently un?
til some time in September."
President Roosevelt is much gratified
it Mt. Root's acceptance and is deeply
sensible of the personal sacrifice made
by Mr. Root in again taking up the bur?
dens and duties of a member of the Cab?
The decision of Mr. Root was reached
finally on the President's special train
during the return of the Presidential
party from Cleveland, O. For persona]
reasons entertained both by the Presi?
dent and Mr. Root, it was deemed de?
sirable not to announce the decision pub?
licly until the President had returned to
Sagamore Hill. It is the intention of
Mr. Root to assume the duties of Secre?
tary of State practically at once, al
ihough it will be perhaps two weeks
before he formally will take the oath
oi office. His professional interests arc
50 large that he will have to devote
considerable time to a satisfactory ar?
rangement of them before he goes to
Washington to take permanent charge of
the State Department.
When he takes active charge of the de?
partment he will give up entirely his law
It is not unlikely that the administra?
tion of affairs connected with the con?
struction of thc Panama Canal may be
transferred from thc War to the State
Department. Since Elihu Root indi?
cated his acceptance of thc President's
:&nder of the Secretaryship of State the
President has had the matter of the
transfer under consideration. It is
known that Secretary Taft would be
quite willing to be relieved of the re?
sponsibility attendant upon the direc?
tion of the canal affairs.
The appointment of Judge Magoon to
be Minister of the United States to
Panama in connection with his office
as Governor of the American Zone on
the Isthmus, naturally suggests the de?
sirability of placing both offices under
the direction of the Secretary of State,
and following this movement to its logi?
cal conclusion, the Secretary of State
would be the natural director of the af?
fairs of the canal. Mr. Root is deeply
interested in the canal work and already
lias devoted considerable thought to it.
Washington (Special).?Elihu Root's
commission as Secretary of State has
been prepared at the State Department
and forwarded to Oyster Bay for the
President's signature.
"Pulls" Will Be FataL
Oyster Bay, N. Y. (Special).?An im?
portant order was issued by President
Roosevelt announcing thc policy here?
after to be followed by the Administra
:ion in the making of appointments or
promotions in the military branch of the
jovcrnment. The President orders that
f any officer of the army or navy here
ifter shall solicit influences, aside from
he records of his service on file in the
VVar or Navy Department, in order to
)blain promotion or assignment he shall
)c debarred thereby from the advance
nent or detail which he is seeking.
Qovernment Bonds Gone.
Hagerstown, Ind. (Special). ? Sixty
housand dollars in United States bonds,
vhich had been deposited in the dc
iunct Commercial Bank for safekeeping
)y private parties, is gone. The dis
:overy was made when an examination
)f the contents of thc safe was com?
pleted. John Bowman, thc cashier of
he bank, committed suicide on July 3
md the doors of the bank have been
Fatal Heat in Germany.
Berlin- (By Cable).?The heat which
las now continued four days throughout
Central Europe has caused, it is esti?
mated from the reports now coming in,
nore than 100 deaths in Germany. At
nidday in the shade the temperature
tas been as high as 107. On Sunday it
lad fallen in Berlin to 92. In the forests
he ground is littered with fallen dried
Big Coal Combine.
Pittsburg, Pa. (Special).?A combina
ion of 26 coal companies of Indiana
?ontrolling 2y,ooo acres of coal lands
las been formed herc under thc name
)f the Vandalia Coal Company. The
lew concern has a capital of $7,000,000,
md i$ said to be the largest coai cpm
lany ever consummated in the West. The
innual output will be 3,000,000 tons. A.
VI. Ogle, of Indianapolis, is president.
The formal ainiouuccmciu of the ap
lointment of Charles E. Magoon, gov?
ernor of the Panania Canal Zone, as
ninistcr to Panama, was made at the
*>iatc Department.
The body of Rear Admiral Louis J.
Mien, who died in New York, was
>uried in the Arlington National Ceme
ery with military honors.
Baron Rosen, the new Russian am
>assador, arrived in Washington, and
>aid an official call on Acting Secre
a ry Peirce.
Latest News Gleaned From AD Over
the State.
Prof. Willis L. Moore, Chief of the
United States Weather Bureau, while on
an official, visit to the new observatory
at Mount Weather, in Clarke county, in
an interview stated that: more instru?
ments, ,to cost about $250,000, would be..
installed at that pont upon completion
of the building. The observatory is on
a peak of the Blue Rid^ Mountains and
will be ii* charge of Pr^s*e^_iuinph- *
reys, an Eminent Virginia scientisTxh*******
Governmejnt has established at Mount
Weather,, a weather experiment station
'in some respects different from any Other
in the world. It is pursuing' investiga?
tion there along a line which, it is be?
lieved, will in time enable the bureau
to make predictions of the weather long
in advance with almost as much accu?
racy as it now makes the daily forcast.
A large amount of costly apparatus is
beng installed tljere. Scientists are look?
ing forward to the result with great in?
When the family of W. H. Dowdy re?
turned to their home in Northeast Roa?
noke, after an absence of a day and a
night, they discovered Dowdy uncon?
scious and in a dying condition. Dowdy
had been assaulted during the night by
unknown parties, who beat him on the
head with a blackjack and left him for
dead, after robbing the house of $75
in money and several articles of clothing.
There is little hope of his recovery.
The police are working on the case, but
as yet have no clue to the identity of
Dowdy's assailants.
The proposition to rid Bristol of the
town cow was defeated in a citizens'
election by a majority of 128. Cows
are still allowed to run at large in the
The Petersburg City Council appropri?
ated $75,000 for new sewers, sidewalks
and water mains. Of this $30,000 is for
sewers and a like amount for sidewalks,
and the remainder, $15,000, is for new
water mains.
A Norfolk and Western train ran down
and killed Night Watchman J. B. Wed
dle in a tunnel near Elliston. The body
was badly mangled. He was 37 years
old and leaves a family.
Hampton Oakes, white, and James
Pannell, colored, ferrymen at Towler's
ferry, on the Staunton river, were drown?
ed while rowing a party across the river.
In the boat were J. A. Ferguson and
his bride of a few hours; Rev. Mr.
Brooks, the clergyman who had married
them; Walter Johnston and the drowned
men. A hawser connecting the boat
with an overhead cable broke, causing the
boat to turn with tlie current and fill.
Pannell and Oakes jumped overboard
and were immediately drowned. John?
ston climbed to^ the overhead cable and
succeeded'"iTi*^lowing the boat ashore.
The other three persons narrowly es?
caped death.
Erasmus Smith, colored, of Boydtown,
had a quarrel with his wife and got
very angry. He requested the town ser?
geant to lock him up, saying that he was
afraid to trust himself in his angry
mood, fearing he might do serious injury
to his wife. The officer brought the
matter before thc Mayor, who directed
that Smith's request be complied with.
As soon as Smith got over his temper
he was released from custody.
A. A. Laudell, a farmer, and William
Winifred, a colored trackwalker, were
struck by a Chesapeake and Ohio train
and killed half a mile east of Windsor
Shades. The men were upon the veloci?
pede car belonging to the section master
and met thc train. Engineer Chalklcy
saw the handcar, and says the men made
not the slightest movement to jump in an
effort to save their lives.
The Japanese Government has revoked
its contract with thc American Tobacco
Company and has appointed James G.
Penn, of Danville, buyer on the Vir?
ginia markets. Several million pounds of
tobacco of thc new crop are to bc fur?
nished. Japan enters the field with Mr
Penn as an independent buyer. The to?
bacco will bc shipped direct and manu?
factured in Japan.
Joseph W. Label!, of Richmond, shot
his wife, Annie, five times, indicting seri?
ous wounds. He then put a bullet intc
his own body below the heart, which will
probably prove fatal. The man left let?
ters to his two sisters, saying that he was
compelled to take the action he did be?
cause his wife had left him and was liv?
ing an improper life. He signed one of
these letters "J. W. Labell, the self-mur?
Bernard Stevens, son of Mr. Wood
Stevens, of Bathurst plantation, Essex
county, was thrown from a horse and
had his collarbone broken.
Mr. Claude Neale, formerly of Bow?
ler's, Essex county, was badly kicked by
a horse near Saluda. Mr. Neale was
trying to fix some portion of thc buggy
pole when he received the blow on his
A postoffice has been established at the
Essex Mill, Essex county, with Lamar
Hundley as postmaster. The office is on
the route from Dunnsville to Richmond,
by way of Walkcrton and Lester Manor.
A farmer on thc Rappahannock ship?
ped 70 barrels of fine white potatoes and
received %33 clear of shipping and sell?
ing expenses. This would hardly pay
for the guano used on the ct op.
At Cumberland Courthouse the Cum?
berland Grays had their annual reunion
an the Fourth with an immense crowd in
attendance. Dinner was served on the
Mrs. A. T. and Mrs. J. E. Holland
were overturned and thrown out of a
carriage while driving in Bailou Park,
Danville. Neither lady was seriously xvt
i tired, though Mrs. Holland had her farce
slightly cut.
Charlottesville was swept by a severe
thunderstorm. Lightning struck thc new
liighschool building and the residence of
Dr. Paul B. Barringer at the university,
setting fire to the porch of the dwelling.
A panic was narrowly averted at the
dancing pavilion at Jefferson Park, where
500 persons, mostly ladies, were gath?
ered. The Southern Railway track was
washed out near Arrowhead, seven miles
south of Charlottesville.
The citizens of Mineral have organized
a Willard Club, with F. M. Conner as
its president; W. J. Coleman, vice-pre?i
dent, and L- A. Keller, secretary,
And Pitty Injured in Revised Mst el Tornado
: Fort Worth, Texas (Special).?twen?
ty-six persons are known to have been
'<illed and 50 injured by tlie. tornado
.vhich swept over a portion: of Montague:
county, in the northern part of die State.
? The. property loss will probably ? aggre?
gate $200;000. ? ' ? -
The tornado made its appearance near
Nocona at 3.30 o'clock in thc afternoon
*i?a cone-shaped, greenish cloud. The
force o?ntw?kwind swept everything in its
path. Small \wjffm: wa* lifted' fron1
their foundations and c'aW>i^L-rm^n'>'
yards. Other structures were bloVir*1*?
down, and in many instances their occu
| pants were caught in the crashing tim?
bers. The storm traversed an area about
three miles wide and 15 in length. Crops
were beaten to the ground and live stock
suffered severely, hundreds of cattle be?
ing killed or maimed.
The Methodist and Baptist churches
at Belcher were blown down, but so far
as can be learned no loss of life occurred
there. Long Branch schoolhouse, four
miles west of Montague, was destroyed,
and the Dixie schoolhou-e, six miles
south, was demolished. The students in
both these schools escaped serious in?
Several of the most valuable farms in
upper Texas were directly in the path of
the storm, and the death list is largely
made up of country people. Nocona was
the only town that suffered material iv,
the tornado claiming several victims
there and in its immediate vicinity.
Many houses were damaged in Mon?
tague, and the loss there will be con?
siderable. The cotmty courthouse lost
its roof and three churches were partial?
ly destroyed.
The tornado traveled in a southeast?
erly direction and spent its force in about
half an hour.
Confessed, Then Killed Himself.
Fulton, Mo. (Special).?Jas. R. Penn,
a real estate and insurance agent, has
committed suicide by taking poison. He
had confessed to his partner and two
other citizens that for the last 15 years
he had been securing money fraudu?
lently by illegal manipulation of mort?
gages, notes and deeds. He stated that
he believed himself to be short about
$18,000. He was 42 years of age. He
left a life insurance policy of $22,000
in favor of his wife.
Fire In Pennsylvania Town.
Bradford, Pa. (Special).?Ten busi?
ness houses and one dwelling at Rou?
lette, near here, were destroyed by an
early morning fire, entailing a loss of
$50,000. The insurance was small.
Among the buildings destroyed were
Kavauaugh's Hotel, Barr's clothing store,
Bray's general merchandise store, Bart's
livery stables, Adams' bakery, Knowton's
restaurant and Ford's grocery store. The
origin of the fire is not known.
Remains of Paul Jones Mart on Jour*
ney to America.
'aid High Honor in Paris-Marines and Sailors
Made Splendid Appearance-Premier Rouvier
aid Entire Diplomatic Corp. Attended Set*
vices at (He Amerrc_8Ch_rch?*Trencb Troops
Escorted the Americans.
Paris (By Cable).?The ceremony of
he delivery of the body of Admiral
3aul Jones to the representatives of thc
Jutted States was held 'at '$.36 ''o'clock
n the afternoon th'the AmeHcan church
m"*S?il? Avenue de PAlma in the presence
f a distTngrrfs.Vf .ga.hering of the high?
est officials, military and naVfrlJignitaries
)f France, the diplomatic representat'Tves
)f many countries and thc speciil ambas?
sadors and naval authorities sent from
he United States to receive the body.
Vast crowds converged on thc avenues
eading to the church. The American
laval detachment arrived at 3 P. M. and
irew up in battalion front before thc
edifice, where a division of French troops
had already taken station.
Within the church was beautifully dec?
orated with flowers. The coffin rested
in front of thc chancel with a silken
American flag draped over it, while in?
numerable floral emblems were banked
ibout it. The front pews were occupied
oy Ambassador McCormick. Senior Spc
rial Ambassador Porter, Junior Special
\mbassador Loomis, Rear-Admiral Sigs
>ee and the commanding officers of thc
;hip< of the American squadron. Across
he aisle sat Premier Rouvier and othet
Zabinet Ministers and practically the en
ire membership of the diplomatic corps
The American Naval League, the Som
)f the Revolution, the Order of the Cin?
cinnati and other patriotic organizations.
arith many ladies, occupied the body of
'he church.
The formal ceremony consisted of the
delivery of the body by General Porter.
as the finder and custodian, to Mr. Loom?
is, representing the United States, ap?
pointed to receive it, and Mr. Loomi
commissioning Admiral Sigsbee to trans?
port it to America.
The crowds which lined thc route un?
covered their heads respectfully as the
casket covered with flags and flower
On reaching the Invalides the body was
placed on a high structure, where it was
surrounded by French and American na
i-al and military forces filed slowly by,
rendering military honors to the dead.
Following the review the body was
olaced in a mortuary chapel at the rail?
road station, where French and American
marines guarded it until the departure,of
:he train for Cherbourg at io P. M.
The unusual sight of a detachment of
United States sailors and marines swing
ng through the central thoroughfares
oi Paris aroused great interest and
Drought out an enthusiastic ovation from
:he crowds along the line of march. The
\merican naval contingent, numbering
;oo men with ?~ officer*;, left Cherbourg
'ii two special * cains at 3 A. M., arriv?
ing at the Imirides' raHroad station at
fi.40 A. M. In spite pf titi- hard night'l
ride the sailors and', marines presented]
1 ,nne appearance a's they emerged from
he station. They we're1 uniform**-! as a
landing party, wearing ihe regulation gai?
ners ai\t\ carrying ri ths with lixed bayo?
net-. Accompany, of, French, infantry
,v*as drawn up, fronting tho station, to
receive thc. Americans. The laffer4 form?
ed in battalion .Ind nJifftt*le>f tnt' 'Ameri?
can flag and naval' euM.it 11.-. At ithx*' sam I
noment the :FFench-fcr.'f?p-j. i#tiuei-t6 f**e
>alute. thc French? standard, w undipped,
he French band struck up "ThcStar
Spangled. Banner" and the g/caf crowds
arhieh* had surged' acro-VT]f> 'Alekander
bridge shouted": '"Vive Les' Americaitis!''
1 'Vive La France!:" the entirer multitude
uncovering respectfully wihIc thc,Ameri?
can , anthem was played. ' Anpthcr out
' burst of cnthusiasth grefferf tlie "Mar?
seillaise," and then thc French escort
:00k up the line of march across thc Rt*
alanada of the Invalidts to the Avenue
Piquet and thence to the military school.
All along the route the streets were
mtWfMvith dense crowds eager to see thc
American-. "Harnell waved their hand?
kerchiefs and miniature*"****}^ and tlicrjj
,vas a continuous shout of
Han's Physicians Say Bullet Passed Through
Vital Organ.
St. George, S. I. (Special).?Harry
Nowak, who was accidentally shot
brough the heart with hi- own pistol
while trying to wrest it from Max Taech
er on thc ferryboat Castleton, is -.till alive
ti St. Vincent's Hospital at West New
The bullet ha< been found by means of,
he X-ray tesr-nl _
ered his left breast, jias'Xe^ thr<
icart and lodged on one side. Thc
- a puzzle to the surgeons at thc
jitals and doctors from all section*
.i-ited the hospital to examine the
tired man. It is thought Nowak may
a i>urse in a trance. ^^^^^
Peoria, 111. ( Special). ? Miss Nelli
Knob-, of Pekin, 111., a nurse at
Bartonville Asylum, a state iustit_
is lying in a profound slumh
.vlnch apparently she cannot be
The unnatural sleep began Morl
continued uninterrupted for ,30 bout..
,>eriod of fitful, -lumbers followed. Tht
day the girl again sank into a coma-1
-tate, and is lying as one dead. T\
Zcller, superintendent of the asylum, pi
nounces her condition puzzling, but a
doubtedly due to a state of interrupt!
Woman Killed in a Runaway.
Beaver Falls, Pa. (Special 1.
Wells, daughter of Charles F. W
president and general manager!
National Lead and Oil Comps
Pennsylvania, was killed ami *\fr. .
was seriously injured. The yoting lal
was driving her father to their count!
home when the hor-e became fractiou
and both were thrown over an embank-]
merit. Mi-s Wells alighted on her headl
md was killed instantly, her neck heine
broken. The father wis rendered m.
conscious and wa- badly cut afoul tl
head, but his injuries arc not dangcrot
Do you want to live where the climate is mild the year round?
where labor is never oppressed by stress of weather, and where
animal vitality is never lost by mere conflict with cold?
Do you want to live in a region where the resources are mc
varied than in any other equal area in the world, where the division
of great ranches affords a fine opportunity to get a small farm that
will assure you a competence?
Do you want to live where, with a minimum of labor, you can
grow profitable crops of grapes and small fruit, oranges, lemons,
olives, prunes and almonds, alfalfa and grain, where crops are sure,
business is good and capital easily finds profitable investment ?
Then go to California, where both health and opportunity await
your coming.
The Chicago, Union Pacific and,
North-western Line *
is the most direct route to the Pacific Coast, and there are two
fast through trains daily via this line, over the famous double
track railway between Chicago and the Missouri River.
Special low round-trip rates are in effect via this line
throughout the summer to various Pacific Coast points, an<T
colonist low rate one-way tickets will be on sale during Sep?
tember and October, which give an unusual chance for settlers
to make the trip at a minimum of expense.
Daily and personally conducted excursions are operated through to San
Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland without change, on which a double
berth in a Pullman tourist sleeping car from Chicago costs only $7.00, via the
Chicago & North-western, Union Pacific ai
Southern Pacific Railways.
P. T. M. C. 0. N.-W. Ry., Chicago, 111.
Please mail free to my address, California booklets, map* sod full
particulars concerning rates and train service.

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