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   Rockingham Daily Record (Newspaper) - May 26, 1913, Harrisonburg, Virginia                                '............'      - � - tHi bAiLv neeoiiD ts tu. l�riEMtt IN ITS riBkO, WHICH eovBfi's A Wide aecTioN op THt VALLKV OF VINQINIA, eOMPRISlNQ THE COUNTIES OP NOCKINOHAM, SHENAN' bOAH, ^AQE ANof VICiNITV. Iln8�stti?. bcHily 'Vmi VOL. IV. NO. (Jl. HARRISONBUBa, VIBGUNIA, MONDAY, MAY 20, WV.l WilO 11 BURN TO DEATH Two Men Caught Under Auto When Gaiollne Takee Fire From Rescuers' Lanterns. Forty-Two Men. Women and Children Lose Lives in Disaster CUmill STRUCIOIIE COtUPSES UNDER IHROlie COMBINED WEIGHT OF STRUG' iQLtNG , MASS OF PEOPLE CRUSHES LOWER SUPPORTS OF PIER-DELAY IN UNLOCKING DOOR OF MUNICIPAL AUniTOR-lUM MAKES BUILDING A DEATH TRAP-MANY ON VERGE OF IN-SANITY FOLLOWING EXPERI-ENCES-INJURED OVER 100, WITH MANY DYING Mcatlvllle, Pa., May 26-Caught under tlioir automobile when their machine turned turtle, I'our miles I'rom here, Thomas lllordan and Edwin Bon-dor, both oC this city wore burned to death tlita morning The couple, accom panted by Claude Kaylor, a friend, were on their way to Sagcrtowu, when lllordan, who was driving lost control ot the car, the break refusing to work, and the machine dashed Into a dl^tch and upset. Kaylor, riding in the tonneau, was thrown far from the wreck an escap ed with slight bruises. The other wore aught beneath the machine, Kaylor ran to the nearest farmhouse and summoned liealtli, While the men were using the lanterns in the rescue work, gasoline was ignited and tiie car with the helpless men, pinned nndenieuth wore burned to a crisp. -_-o- COLORED PHYSICIAN TO TAKE SON TO HOSPITAL Dr. K. Dick^rson, a well known'col-ercd physician ol! Harrisonburg, and his wife will take their son Eugene to Washington this morning for treatment in Freedmen'B Hospital. They expect to be absent from homo for a week or ten days. ---o--- (By International New* tervtee) Los Angeles, May 25.-This Is a city of woe and mourning today with the known death list-of the Long Beach iiorror ot yesterday brought up _j ,to i'i by added death, with many reported dying and with a score on the verge of insanity through their'exper lence in the frenzy at the pier collapse The injured list is more than 100. A dozen of the dead are still uniden-^ titled. 'Many are in a dan.'jerous nervous condi'tion following tUeir harrowing experiences. On the suffering mass of men and women more than 500 in number, and . dnely precipitated 40 feet, there fell a mass of wreckage which killed some I ,1, .putriglit,,,'\vounded others so that^they soon died, and left many others in a terrible chaos, which drove many ou of their minds. Scores were pinned in the wreckage for hours, although wreckers fought desperately to z'e lieve them. The mental victims of the tragedy are women. The accident was a tragic climax to    the celebration of Empire Day-Queen Victoria's  birthday--and more  than . i' H.R.Sdnti#ferRelil>f-ed by Acrobatic Stunt in Hospital SHENANDOIIH MIY M JUSrSTOODONHISHEAD' WINCHESTER DOCTORS AOOPT HEROIC METHODS TO DISLQDGp OBSTRUCTION IN ' PATJENt's GULLET-WAS IN HARRISONBURG LAST WEEJ^^NOTHINO TO EAT IN TEN DAYS-^HUNG^V BUT TABOOS BERRV PIE. WINE HONORED ^ HarrUohbiiCB        Treasurer and Df-' rector of Virginia Motion Picture Organization. NEAR GOODS MILL (Special To Dally fieeertfy Winchester, Va., May -is.-H. R. Santmyer, of Zepp, Shenandoah cdun-ty, who swallowed an orTen;'safety-pin while eating a piece oi}:jpie ten days ago, is now feeling consljlerably better. He stood on liis head;'in Memorial Hospital in this city yesterday , At the annum meeting ot Virginia ferancri .No. iili of tlic Motion IMcturc Bxhlbltot'S iyOasuo ot Ainurica in I^lclimohd last week, Dan. I'. VVInc, of ^tiavrlQoftbwrK, iircwSdenv or Uio Vlrgln-ia,-Ainilsement Co., wjw elected treasurer of the'organix.atlon iuui also a member of the Hoard of Directors. Tlie session closed VvU\;\y night with a banquet al the .lefterson Hotel. The organization of the "movie" pcoplfe iti Virginia is in its infanicy, yet' the association nunil)ers among Its members practically all of tlie lead ing exhibitors in the .slate. Mr; Wine is extensively interested inthe development ot the moving picture business in llarrisoniburg and the honors conferred upon hin\ by his associates at lliehniond will put him Hii closer touch with the business throughout the country. The m6l.lon ;pitcvrre men 'are much interested in "the erection .of the new theatre in Warrlsonburg, wliich will also be used it moving picture parlor, and Mr. Wtie 'iHswered many. dUestions as to 5 Its, arrangement, appoint^nents, etc. -    �  .�   .          -L-0---     �     �     � oes Ame Down Leaving Port of Smyrna EXPLOSION FOLLOWS AS WATER REACHES ENGINES FRENCH CRUISER ONLY SAVES 35 ( Oyt jOF 300 PERSONS ON BOARD ' -i-3ESCUE BOATS STRIKE ANOTHER SUBMERGED MINE, GOING TO BOTTOM WITH OCCUPANTS -MOST OF THOSE DROWNED WERE TURKISH REFUGEES. (by iniernatlonai New* Service) London, .iMay 25.-A Dally    Mali cable from Smyrna says:. The American steamer Nevada, with CHILDREN CHEER r ALMSHOUSE INMATES! .'Children's Day services were lield in connection, with Sunday-school at ,   �    i the Methodist cUunch yesterday morn-1 about 300 persons on hoard struck a ing. A very interesting program was stray Turkish mine on leaving the rendered by the young people. t Smyrna yesterday. The Nevada m the afternoon Mrs. R, S. Dwyer, sank' and is feared that about 265 MISS NORA G. BOWMAN BECOMES physicians holding his legs in THE BRIDE OF MR. J. R. FLOYD the air. Santmyer weighs about 150 LEAVEL OF ROCKLAND MILLS- pounds so tlie operation was a very COUPLE GO TO BALTIMORE ON easy one. _    Tlie safety pin was lodged m Ms and was made to cough.  The pln^ was president of the Junior League o t e including several Eng quickly dislodged,  coming out with] church, acco.npanled a number o  tjje   ^-^"^ such /orce that it landed on the oppo- children to the almshouse south ot lish people. s"te side ?f the ward in which he waS town on the Valley Pike, where they, The mine exploded under the bow doing the acrobatic stunt, with a cou-' gave some of their songs ancl recita- ,-,.^ving a large hole in the hull.' The ' -          -  "------------ '��'^''^    'ship went down immediately by the MAYOR TO ,1 ^ John H. Downing Will Take Mifce Mat-� tie Love Miller ae His Bride on June 3. Invitations are out for the marriage of Mr. John ii. IJ>ownlng, mayor of Harrisonburg, and Aliss Mattle Love .Miller, ot Fredericksburg. The event will take place In the parlors of the Halelgli Motel in VVasiiington, D. t^. Tuesday afternoon, June ^ at 6;30 o'clock. After spending several weeks at Atlantic City, Mr. and Mrs. Downing will be at home In the tlal in the Sli>e ibullding on iMalu street, lately) occupied by Mr. and Mrs. It. B. Shrlver. Mr. Downing Is a son of Maj. Hen-I'y H. Downing, of Kront Royal, division counsel of the Southern Hallway and long prominent in VIrginl.i legal and political circles. He is junior' uieniiber of llie (Irm of Downing, \Vea-( ver and Downing and has been in charge of their ofUces In Harrisonburg for lour years. J.ast June he was elected Mayor by a highly compHuien-lary vote. Tlie bride-elect Is a daughter; of, Mrs. Alfred Love Miller, of Fredericksburg. She was for two years a student' at the State Normal School in Harrisonburg, and i& an, attractive! brunette, with many friends In Harrisonburg, HI6H�0I1V[NS UP Wim EDINBURG Luther McGarty Feltt inPugihsticBontWith Arthur PeJky TRAGIC EIIO OF RING DUEL tlons for the benefit of the inmates. -0- WEDDING TRIP A very pretty wedding was solemn- esophagus or gullet, whiich carries the i food from the throat to the s.tomach, 1 ' Sticking agout eight inches below the ,.,,,,,,,,       ,   , .     throat.   Santmyer had ibeen unable to) ized at 9 o'clock yesterday mornnig'    , �r j   ^  J � eat any solid tood since Wednesday ^t the home of Mr. and Mrs. John R.     last week and a glass of milk every Bowman, near Goods Mill, when their three of four days had been his only oldest' daughter. Miss Nora G. Bow- nourishment.   While he 'suffered no T-� ^ i j   o jj pain he was conscious at all times of [ JjY. RolstOU BnCl .oCna- ,,   , ,       ,   , , , an exceedingly uncomfortable feeling, Floyd Leavel ot Rockland Mils. The �    ,   ,    , . .,   ,   �> r.- � .... .. � .,.......and ph3;sipians, ,a;lj.g. had his. case, ^n ceremony, which was perlormed by charge, had resorted to almost every the bride's ^pastor,    Rev. Chas. D. available course in. their efforts to re-Lerch, of the Rockingham cliarge of move the ohatruction. the Reformed church was witnessed . '^'"efay Dr. Phillip W. Boyd exam-only by ne.ar relatives of the coitract- ~S\c;^Lt^�Sa;rS' BOTH JlflB AffllflCATES ing parties and a few intimate friends, the pin in its unusual position, crossed ' *^ The parlor was decorated. in pink in tlie esophagus with the point, down-roses and 'peonies. There were no at- Dr. Boyd took his patient to tendants other than little Lucy Bow- H'^^jsonburg Wednesday   where he was the center of interest at a clinic, man, the seven-year-old sister of the ^Qfo^j, tl,e Shenandoah Valley Medi-( FAULTS OF VIRGI'NIA'S TAX SYS- "    �        ------------'..^ .-,rr,,c-   the scene of the disaster. br.de.  1 be child wore a cream coloi^       Asso,ciation.   Later in the day an ed frock, >vh. e her sister was a tired ,,^^^ m a tailormade tan coat suit, with hat Rockingham Memorial Hospital  Drs. and gloves ot the same color. Johnson and Hunter, specialists, off Limcheon �;as served at 11 o'clack, Baltimore, being present.   This effort' atter which Mr and Mrs. Leavel ac-        unsusccessful and Santmyer was companied by the latter's sister. Miss brought back to Winchester Nellie Bowman, and Mr. Frank Long ^ j^,, ^^^^^^ ^        g^^,^^. of Goods Mill, vyere driven to Harris- ,,ye, ^, Baltimore, Dr. Boyd decided onburg. Where they left over the Sou- t, into play the standing-on-the thern on a trip to Baltimore. They ^^^i p,.^,^^^^ is sometimes ns- wU  also spend some time in Wash- ,..,,33 ^^j,^,.^^ ^^^,,^,^^ , ingum betore their return. ,,t3,33 ^ ' ...... Mr, Leavsl is a son ot Mr. and Mrs.      ^.^.^jh.  It turned out. a..,yery .simple i,g hold here last night in the Wood- head and when the water reached the eujrine room there was an explosion that killed maiiy of the crew. Two, rescue boats launched by the French steamer ICsterell struck another mine and all the rescuers were killed. Of the 300 oil the Nevada, only 35 are Itiiowii to have been .5avod and it is believed that all the rest went down iTIie captain was anioiig the rescued. When two tugs arrived at Smyrna with the dead and the rescued-many of whom were badly woutidod-it was .learned that those, who^ were, ..saved owe their lives to the proiiipt assist ance given by the French Cruiser Bruin. Many of the bodies were un clothed. Half the number on board the Ne vada were Turkish refugees from Ma ccdoula and a large number of the passengers, belonged to the Greek Island of Scio, in the Aegean Sea having just arrived from Constantin ople in the steamer Indiana. Tlie American consul has gone to TEM POINTED OUT AND REME-,^'^ .- ^r-r..^�iM '      Struck Mines Leaving Port DIES  SUGGESTED  - CERTAIN     s,,^y,.,^_ 25.-The steamer Ne COUNTIES PAY MORE THAN ynja, with 200 passengers ou board, THEIR SHARE INTO STATE struck three minep in succession yes-TBEASUaV, WHILE OTHERS terday in the Gulf o,f Smyrna and PAY TOO  LITTLE-EQUALIZAT- s'^"'^- ^^S^^^      ^^i^ passengers � and crew are reported saved. The mines were strewn in the coast waters iby the Turks to prevent attack CONTlNUrCIJ UN I'AtiJS tor. Paul Speak at Mt.einton OiilBlGM PLAN ION THE  REFORMER'S GOAL (Special To oa�ly Record) m  Clinton, May 25.-The citizens It. Clinton and vicinity at a meet- public dlHCUSsion � of ,-1   i Mi!      1' 20,000 former subjects of the British Empire had assembled in the Long Beacl\ suburb of this city. 'So terrible were the. injuries of mailk of the victims that idetllication is slow and uncertain. The large ampitheatre was crowded with twice as many people as it had \pver' held before. Plunged Into Mass Below. Too weak to uphold the burden of nearly 10,000 human beings assembled for the festivities ot "British Empire day," the land end of the big domble decked municipal, pier in front of tlve city auditorium, jooliapsed .today. Fall Upon Crowds Below. Hundreds    of. persons on; tiile top deck were plunged down ou the heads of other persons crowded on' the second deck.  The lower deck then gave >yay, and all were dropped (down a . chute of Glvattqred .woodwork to ^ho :tidB-washod sapds, 2p,feet.b?loSv,   -� Victima Mostly Women, A section of the auditorium went;' down in the crash, and the debris from it was added 10 the wreckage-that t'ell 6n top of the injured and the dead. The.dead were laid in the National Guard   armory,   while   the   injured � wove hurried to various hospitals in the city and Los Angeles. The accident occurred a few mlnu tea botore 12 o'clock. Th'o Empire j day parade, the principal feature of the celebration in honor of the lato Queen Victoria's ibirth anniversary, hud Just ended, and the participants, with thousands of other visitors, were crowding up the steps of the pier arid Borglng toward the audltpriiui; wlien the pier floor sagged,. An Instant la-. ter the supports gave 'way unci the ci'ftCk .and groan of. bi:eak(ne ^timbers j ^ special grand jury, in sosijiou Sut-, .mli?igled ,wi|th, U\e ahrieKB and cries ,,.()tty returned throe indietments, one ; ,9f,H�e viptlpis, as.all went down,,Into against Osoar Snyder for attempt^C ;. ft ,mciM8. iPi;'b>''oken wood'(�n"        � - .   , ,  , \mm torm? ou. the sand, �    .,.      Iibands and heads of famlllea . ,. .Virtually, the entire landing, of, the support, A ^fouHhMiresentmenL drawi\, VlSVy.:,qrltip,ni;y .boi'oio he cvefuUy ^.,^1,, (j,^ speaker ,�\o,r:Was,wi!QQked and a .portion of the against Chas.vMlhor. meolored man P? ,;Wr,appei^ it up.a^d i-m it    l'*** liotiU^t. ^^^^ balance Is struck it shows that the first  reported, that -Viclrilljfj^'^ had weak heart,'but AUTqf|i?v' sy reveal9     FnACTUREr ' OF^fei spine,, which caused; HEMOI^i^f rh age-men   had   EXCHA'NO-ij'; ed only a few plows, WHEN ' mccarty's collapse  CAME^'' pelky,  charged  vvith   mAN*'Jv slaughter, much depressed'^; -ministers denounce FIGHT ill JACK REITER PITCHES TIGHT GAME AND NINTH INNING RALLY WAS ALL THAT SAVED VISITORS FROM SHUT OUT- DECIDING GAME FRIDAY       ,1 (By International N�'�� Rervtcs)    �. 1. Calgary, Alberta, May 25.-It 'wnsjf^ not heart trouble but tructurs cf; spine that caused th? doath of Lut McCarty yesterday aiterncon, Ing the first round of luj pu bout with Arthur, Pclky, ot An autopsy was pertormed todfl while no odlciai statement wag out, It Is learned on good -v-r, � that' MoCaity's spine w i:  fca(t:gi| and that death was due to.-aill^ rhage. The Harrisonburg High School base     The liuiueat is set for toiribi-: ball tfeani got revenge on the ICdln'burg ternoon at 4 o'clock High School Saturday afternoon ohjj.' The � Royal NortlvWeSt Mpi^|{tei ^the local grounds, defeating the visit-' lice'today summoned newsipjailiilr ors G to 2.   Young .Tack Relter pitch- at the lingslde, doctois, aridji'l' ed a tight game for the home aggre- ous spectators present, ''i^sl'j^ gatiou and -won the contest.  A ninth     Pelky Is still at Tommy.:^&^jtfjlHi| Inning TOlly by  Edinburg failed  to deuce luid is under medlcall^feli; pyercome   the lead   .they were up HoMr much dej>i'Qf,-ed, j ^ISp^ against. i will detend the woild's ch!ftmp{oi\ As   Harrisonburg   and   lildiiiburg but not lor some tinio -y^^'^^Bii^^-have each won a game, the deciding     Practically oveiy ministerMnj-v^ll: contest will be 'pliayed here next l^rl- city lefsried to the tidgedV;tOd[ii^,'-^on;e,K'!^j day afternoon. I calling It a ''deUbcrate''%ui'SoVCj''>'''^;^y^^^^ Harrisonburg led off with two tal-'    Died Eight Minutes After Blow. g lies in the lirst frame, getting three' Calgary Alberta, 'May 2?;-^Lathpr * ''.^ V more in tlie lifth "      '' again, but they A succession of      -        - - -    _____.............. ,  naeqitent)al. natiuo, '..then camo a clinch.';-'kcferee Smith Rockland  MillB.    He spent several hungry ,fson n hiS niaif; fWends ZT^!, ^^f^Z Ti^"^       '^T ''''' ^^^^^ .f"-'^ '^f     T i nrescnt he Is bookke,eDer for the Rnck ^^^^J^'^^ air, Br. Boyd stood by risonburg, a republican and member anrMillini S 5Tocl-H^^^ ""''^ "''''^^ ^^^"^ "^--^ exe-nons of the upper brancli of the legislature Mv r ilvtrt hnL  .vtL     ! nil "'slodg^d the safety-idu and lu 13otli are eurnesl advocates of the so- i mouth was wide open.   Tlie object, tion. Dr. Rolstoii was tlio first speaker. Ido, cf.; Scbroll, lb; ICarmiin, c; Relter, p. B. 11. S.-Coo, p.; Wightmau, rf; Massiu, rs; Coll'man, c; Zirkle, 2b; W'hlsssn, lb; Marston, 3b; � iVioyors, rf; 1-1 lie, c. --------0--;--� AFTER    MIDNIGHT,   SEEKS TO BREAK INTO RESIDENCE OF EX- ______ MAYOR    BY WAY   OF SECOND '-pwo More Sunday Trains on Southern NEW R.R.SCBEDULE STORY WINDOW. Since Yesterday-B. & O. Leaves Earlier. separated ths men;; :Both aciuared off in pugilistic 'attiludeipnit'lther. 'seeming to be the .worae for, the cHuch. .MuCurly was'.Beon: to double up in a crouching attitude, To; the spectators K looUpd'ttB though his position I simply waM a* lighting poac. He drop-Jcd lo'sverc'Und' ilowor,'- however, his uyi?H rollln'ii.'' .'Then ho cbr.i/;k.cd and ie'.'l lull ilehgth'.on the lloor of the ring     '   ' 'riiB re.feree,, iwsmning that McCarty. had been'lcnocketi out, stood over hlra as the instruietor in the Dayton liigh school. Santmyer left yesterday a host of friends of.both the bride (q,. j^jg home, eight and the groom will unite in wishing them tlve utmost happiness, _-:-O-.- FINDS THREE INDICTMENTS 11, "wilfrmi dailv, iiwlaul 01' lJoi>oa,   By tUls lime the io)oroo^| ' � ��   Ho culled tor i.llod-1! Mm opeB,*^4i hen>l utlu u'tjg ihQ ^,melius,,pf ibplfen wood'(�nd iwrUhlng criminal assauUliand-twoi.agalnst.,Una- 0'^ aj^, a i "^'XP'}.!'' cxiw'""^ � Norfolk, Rockingham pays 111,010 into , He .side yaia ana '      ' .    aiiiunton and   LexiiiBtdu  nion lu'tU^'^v'^r^ " I'f'f'V? lllea fqr hQh-,,Tlle,W>au.topkH:^^Hl^lim, g'.r/.lug;itlt ^1^^ g^^^^^ 1^^^^^^ He was   puismd by Mi.        . ' ..    �� 1 Harrisonburg, > ehargluff. 1 non-supppvt ;, 1(1 atoclclnghaiu pooplo are taxed the eu- iwas returned endorsed not a ti;us b,ill., MIr^,MANOR TAKES o,rn\c o'W"^        ""^ WMO toward iiaylug Tjie.iCijiUBe pf the accident was the    Snyder, who has been in custody) S. 8. CLASS ON ""^N"' the runnhig oxpenses of these 71 do ,,ftU(lito,rlum frqnit,,'i;^H, ,(.,.,:,   Looked,,Poorfi Held .Crowd overburdening' of the pier. This, ac for'some time,, is'eharged with at)   Miss Shirley Maiioi' gave her cliiss eouutios, which luil to levy     I'oliceppui ICiirly, who cluiuced to bo cordUi'g to an official statement to- tempting   to   assault   Miss   Fanula of litlio girls from H"' .MoHifidist Hun- enough to meet tlielr yearly ox- near when Ihe hIkhs were llred.uu.ule ulgUt, was due to the delay iu iinloolt- Payne of the Rawley Springs neigh- day School an oulint; lu the ''''�"" . the doors,   where ithe   weight   over->Vholmed the pier supports, Cpntinued on page three. and when Burke;, who, y/'tor gralililiiK up tils re- "ill ioave at t ii'clocit in the morning  UUown   thiilfjfecurty   was iloijli.''^^ volver, (Ired t\Vo sliots at him.    '    iiiHtcud of 7:(>i'i, as liorctoloro, few mliyu't^s*'bP'l'on>, wliellitil/i^y tlS The man evUieiitly gained the roof �   There wi'n^ 110 ether dIuuikch ou  lust of prlmltlvff baitio la thty pr^ll^ of the porch by cihu'bhvf: a nearby oitlier road al'foctlng the Valh.y,     '^ � piii'lbV'Utilt hdd" bofiu f(ui�l|t, U i>;|i|| tiou. I ......- -0------------ , bnon ft h/wllDg blob, but/thtr TRIAL 18 POSTPONED. put a cjuiptu� on'-the spii-^i^ pf 'Xm. lliB shots werH llred,\ni,ule    'l'i'"�l ol liU' cuso ol ,lno..\, |)uvls  bpcK^.^or-i when Ihey lioil (i,uii5tb' QWfei? Ivs. 'I'owu ol llm;rh'onburg, 0M�'mUly Qf the nn'iin shycUcd by the'WiSUl;; set lur louiorrow lu Clrjult Couri, hUB eud of tho buttle. 1   . i^SiA* �.o�K..n-�.*T..^- -v-fc        /l.oeii postponed tcrjdun/ D. .Mr. mv\^^:i \      Kather Notified qf MASONICJfvriQ; )| who Is ,1 n"llur,,m}\iu) Bl.cMiJudpfth;    Cynthlana, l^y., t\ V'     V lic'M |lng '  '    � � ' . sous A slated coi�voci( Uoyal .\rt'h i;hupt 1 r, suds Kir roteutiw, or water aur-- wagio,- i\, v< .uui/tnij, *vr-.�t,)gs dry spcUfa of th^ I tbt throe sea. lUyr Mccarty, wivs hura sous by reason of tjip o/errtluui of Htc . Uta showmen, wlien he vfQ6\^^h town's hydro-(}|9Clil9,j^luUi * j 7 ?4351?192956   

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