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CONDITION OF TRADE
Hun & Go's and Bradstreets Weekly Review
Contain Some Interesting Statements.
SALES OF WOOL EXCEED CONSUMPTION.
Itanu I'loMrliiffN I'ontlmiff to lit cremte
.Southern mialneaa Hn* ? Wide?
spread, Although ??< Noniewhnf
Irregular lleniuutl? Collou i?t.iio?
New Vork, Oct. is?it. u. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade to-mor?
row will say:
Failures tor October thus rai.vcr
liabllltlett of 13,925.599. of which (1,530.
2t)"i were of manufacturing ami $2,185,
634 <if trailing concerns. Failures for
the week have heeit uu:: in tin- United
Btates, against 253 last year, and 40 in
Cain.la against 4:1 lust yettr.
The great advance in cotton had ar?
rested exports, and so deranged
changes (hat shipments of gold were
for a time n|i|>rchendetl, i>ut the break
in the market Indicates that the natural
movement of til-- product may Soon
The Iron Industry Is still further en?
gaged "ii old order?. The only large
contracts have i? ? ri at 1.75 to 1.80 for
bridge plates tiuoteil at l'.' to 2 cents.
Mill* have to <.ipetc In pig Iron and
other products with speculators who
t..ok large quantities on advanclne
I.rices, iiml net mil consumjitlon will
not .. fairly ihe.usured until tin- effects
of the speculation ai.ut "f the way.
s.. in I.ts and sIuk-s. dealers through?
out the r?iintry supplied lliemselves
bo largely when prices were advancing
thai many sliops are laying off cutters
a::.! others closing for want >>t' orders
I los ton shipments nrc 23 per ?ronL
<-?.? aller than lust year.
Textile manufacturers hnve slronp
marki Is for nmterlnls to support theni.
Sales of i..1. 21.209,700 iwiilids at the
tin..- chief ihuikfts, against 13,702.SOO
P. i89!l and greatly exceed actual con?
Money market linv<! I.n easier with
forehrn exchange, and highen and the
demand for ci p purpose* Is i-eihark:
ably snaill. while commercial oft'eHugs
nre then 1 I y Importers' sett! tin hts
Iti ndvnuce on profitable business.
Clearings for Ihe pa'si week are 23."
pet. t. lui- than lasi year, bin 11.7
j i .ut. I. ks than Iii is:?2.
|*n vorn tile ? o ut it ion of iheKouth.
Slew York, ?>'?*.. W^-Bradstreet'o to
rhoi'row will ny:
There Is b ??? push to general com?
mercial movements this week Indi?
cated as much I : r< ports from Easterii
Jobbers niid Others, whose travelers
have returned from trips West and
Northwest. There are, of course, note?
worthy exceptions. Ilaltlmhre mcr
chants finding relatively hiosl suti
factory irndei This is largely due to
ihn remarkably favorable conditions
tit tili'South. In general the volunn ot* |
business appears slightly smaller; this,
week, Lui with a widespread, although
somewhat Irregular demand. The t.>
Inl business failures throughout the
United Stnios ihi< weejc nggrcgnii
t>s against 271 last week, 253 In the
like week one year an?.. 340 and 21G for
the same iv'eeks In iv'.-:t and I-!'.'. At
the West business failures practically!
doubled this week as compared with
Favorable friede reports from Ihe
S..iitii continue specify continued lr.
eittisc of wholesale and retail de?
mand, with cotton moving freely. Col?
lections lire Improving ami merchants
anticipating Indebtedness in some In?
stances. Hank clearings continue to
The Increasing cotton movement and
speculation Is probably responsible ;>>r
llie largo gain at New Orleans. per
cent ; rinltimi re. 2S per cent., ami Sa
yiinnah l!i per cent, Among oilii r inrgw
tmlns ia timt of "7 per cent. :,t Phlla
Among higher prices for staples are
Ibbse for ? -<? 11..n and cotton goo.Is.
which relied Ihnnense speculation ind
g.I actual demand; growing otil <?;'
belief in a short crop Reports iluii
New i n l. miis houses have tried t.. cor?
ner October delivery are said t.- be
conllrmed by Btrong support from that
market Wheat closes higher on ,i
better export demand and continued
dry weather, iiltliougli spring wheat
receipts nre verj large, winter wheat
brands of Hour lire scarce and hight-rj
l orn Is llrihcr om restricted receipts
ami oats, coffee nn<i coal .u-.> also high?
er, the latter on continued progress
toward paying rates. Lower prices fbr
Bteel billets reflect ihe subsidence of
llie late furore in ihe iron and steel
trade, but Hcscmcr pig is unchanged
Hilles are l?wer, as Is also refined ?su
gar. on decreasing dunand for an.t
weaker tone of raws Lard Is siigiu
ly off ami pork is weaker, but un?
changed on free offerings nt the Wett.
Mnller? I'crtnltilitg io The Xavy.
Washington, Di C, <><t i> Captnhi
Sampson, Chief of the Bureau ?.t Ord
tiaiu.r the Navy Department, lias d.
Cidcd to build tifiy tine-hull rapid
fir.. Naval landing guns at the Wash?
ington Navy Yard. Bids were Invited
for this work. When the proposals
were opened ii w as found that the De?
partment could construct the guns at
the Washington Yard at a (lgtire con?
siderably lower than thai quoted by
the i ?rdnance i Companies
The Navy Department to-day turned
over the receiving ship Minnesoia.
which bus don,, service at the New
York Navy Yard for years and alii. I.
was a sister ship of the Merrlmuc, ot
historic fame, to the state ,,t Massa?
chusetts foi us., oi' the naval militia.
The Statt* st nl a crew of forty men
to Ihe New York yard lb receive thi
vessel and navigate her t>> Boston. In
ease ihe vveathei ..roves uiifavdrnbh
the Vessel w ill pill ill ut New 1:. d
ford or Fall River for the winter
Several Largo I'onllna'rMtlntiH In Va?
rious I'nrts uf lite Country*
Cincinnati, <>.. Oot. is A telephone
message was received here iliis after?
noon stating dint a tin' is rasing
:u Rlanchester, O.. on the llattliuore
and Ohio Southwestern railroad,
which threatens i<? destroy the entire
town. Uhtnchester Is forty miles east
uf here, anil has a population of about
1,500. The conductor of a freight
Haiti which bus arrived at Lynchburg,
().. from Hla nettester, says tin- whole
business portion of the town has been
wiped out. ami the tire is spreading to
the residence district. Everything is
doomed. Th' lllllsboro ami Lynch;
burg lite engines are <>n tin- spot, but
are unable t<> do any work on account
of the scarcity of water.
1 Disastrous ITre to New Orleans.
New Orleans, Oct. IS.?A disastrous
tit. occurred here about ?'. o'clock Ibis
afternoon. Ail the buildings fronting
th.- river, <>n tic square between Elys
slat.Molds street and Esplniitula avenue,
wt re burned. Including Rice mill It.
formerly known as Perseverance Rice
mill, was entirely destroyed.
This was one of the llncst and besi I
equipped tic- mills In tie- country; ha> ?
log I.it thoroughly equipped with the
most Improved machinery only eighteen
months ago. It Is said there was tit
least $100,000 worth of clean rice in the
mill. Tie- amount of loss could not be
stated to-night, Put ii is possibly $:iou,
000, partially covered by insurance. j
A Verj fatal I mil Mine l ite.
Seattle. Walls.. Oct. lS--T.be four nu n
entombed In the burning Franklin mine
h-.ive not b en fo tel. There Is. noiloul i,
they have ben suffocated. Receiver
C. J. Snillh. of the Oregon Improvemeni
Coli patty, said tltl.s moriiihg there was
no hope tor llieni, and that lie was silt
1.-ii. d all four \v.h ud. ?
The lire is stillYugihii and this neces?
sarily makes Hie work of recover:,' slow
The oillclals claim, however, thai the
c.ai ? f tin- mine proper is itot on lire
and that only the Umbers are burning.
\ Whole I'OHIl Prsliio n! ! j I ire.
Denver, Uol.i ?ct; IS.?The milling
tovvii of Crede was nlihoHt entirely de?
stroyed by lire curly this morning. Par?
ticulars ate lucking tis th.- telegraph
oilice was burned.
tic. \t ie. it. ttulluer'M ? He Head.
Lexington, Vit.. Ort. IS.?Mrs. Ilai
rjett II. Rlln'nor. nged about 71 years,
died ut her residence, two miles from
here, this iiiorniup of upoplcxy. She
was the \\ i! ? ? i-I William 14. ftiiffni :
tho first Stall Superlnteiidcu; of pulilb
liistritciloiis. and wid.ly known geolo
gift Her husband and two daughlcr.4
sui". Ivo her.
SUIT AGAiriST A NEWSPAPER.
>lr. lltisKCj WaiilM giu.ootl l<ir Wuuiiil
ed I Oelings.
Raleigh, Si C., Octl is. -To-'day jit;
the Superior Court here .lohn lt. Iltis
scy, of Washington, I? C., tiled througl
ids attorney, a complaint in a tlam:ig<
suit against tin- News and Observe:
Publishing Company, of Raleigh, llus
s.y is private, secretary to Seiiiitni
Miirioii Uutler and during Cleveland'!
tlrst administration was chief of n
division in the Treasury, His com?
plaint sets forth that iho News and
Observer published that while such
chief of division, he caused clorl.s Id
copy lists of pensioners in Order that
he might, after his term of btlice was
en.;.-,;, u-e tii. m as pension attorney,
and that but for Senator Ransom's in
terforenoe he would have boon sein
tu the penitentiary. Tili' coihpltllhl
further alleges that the News and
< >i.server wickedly and maliciously In?
tending to injure the said Hussey in
his g i. d name and credit and to Jirlllg
his in public scandal. Infamy and dis?
grace, caused to be stls'l.ted und I . ?
Ii.-Veil that he was dishonest, unscru?
pulous, ami guilty of crime. Ute pun
ishmeut whereof was contlhcment in
the penitentiary. a thief and con?
spirator; that by means of said publi?
cation In- tins boon and is groutly In?
jured in Iiis g.i name nild credit und
brought Into public scaudul, Infnmi
and disgrace and to his dam..;-.. glO.UO'j.
GOV. O'FERRALL'S DENIAL.
lie N'ovcr KouaiH In Discredit .11 n
liniie as a Soldier.
Richmond. Va . Oct. IS.?(lovernor
O'Ferrall in an Interview, which will bi
printed in Tin- Oispatch to-morrow, rc
piies to the criticism t hut his declination
to order a State salute to be tired in
memory ol General Mtihono have
?voked; lb- says that by p.. word or
? bed bus he ever ilttempted to dis?
credit Mahonc us a soldier, or detract
from his brilliant milltar> i..d, und
that he would have ordered the saint,
bred had tin re been evidence before
him that there wns precedent lor such
11. asked those who approached him
mi the subject If it hud b. ell the cus?
tom to tile these BajllteH and they
could not In Tor m him. lie did offer lo
send a section of tin- Howitzers io
Petersburg to lln minute guns and
to puv the expense mit of the contin?
gent fund, but the offer WHS nut ;.e. j
copied. Minute guns had been tired in
Ihe cases of Karly, Cooke and other
distinguished gi ncrals.
'Ihe Steaiusli i |i 4 oiniiiodore's fuse.
Wilmington. N C., Octi 18.?The case
of the steamship Commodore came up
before United states District Judge
Seymour at Chambers, at Ooldsboro,
to-day The Government Introduced
some testimony, but no argument was
made by District Attorney Avcock, or
his assistant, Mr. Welll. Mr. Hountree,
counsel for the Spanish Government,
usk. d until next Friday to hie u brief,
which was granted. Without introduc?
ing any evidence. Ute ens,, wns ai'gtfcd
for I lie defense by OX-JllllgC HUSKCll und
Mr. Rubens, the latter from New fork,
The Ghampion Allowed by the Couri to Fill
an Engagement at Little Rock,
CHARGED WITH CONTEMPLATED ASSAULT
The ProNccullug Milurit?*) Siidi Oov<
linrkc iiihI No Itlgttl i<> semi
Militia Into A11 $ Co ii ii I)' ol' Iii?*
Male WlttlOUl Heina l ulled I ||?u
l<> I>? No l?J llie Authorities.
Hol Springs. Ark., i let. IS. ? Champion
Corbel I arrived here ibis morning ut
11:20 o'clock from bis training quurters
at Kpiine Lake. There was n great
crowd of people at the depot !<? withes*
the arrival ol tie-tarty. Corbett, lirady
ami the Sheriff entered a carriage and
drove t\? Ihe ofllce of the Justice of the
Peace, W. A. Kirk, where everything
up pea ri .1 to be in readiness for Ihe Judi?
cial proceedings that had e\ ideally been
agreed upon. The Sheriff presented his
i risoner t" Ho court. At this Juncture
Mr. Martin, attorney for Corbett, en?
tered the court-room ami presented a
petition addressed to Lolnnd Lcalher
innii, Judge of tin- Chancery Court of
< lai land county.
The warrant fur the arrest of Corbet I
was issued upon a compluiiii <>f Prose?
cuting Attorney Teague, that Corbett
lias threatened to engage In a prise
light or glove contest with oho Robert
l<it7.slmmons, and has threatened and
is about to commit a;: assault and bat?
tery upon tlie person 'it tlo- said Robert
Piir.shnmohs, which assault and bat?
tery is of a character endangering
Tin- petition of Corbet! was granted
and tin- prisoner was arraigned In fore
Chancery Judge Lent herum n at about
noon. Directly after tin- arraignment,
adjournment was taken until 1:110, At
thai hour tlo- court rocoiiveued.
Attorney Marlin read the olhclnl docu?
ment io llie court and announced that
lie was ready for trial. The first evi?
dence was the enactments of ihe Leg?
islatures of 1S91 ami 1893. and from tin
House lei..ts il was plainly made to
.ii pi . l by the nitorni y for Corbet! thai
the enactment of the laws Of 1891 was
Illegal, because they wore passed by a
viva voce \..t.-. Instead of toll-call, us
the constitution provides shall l?- done.
The tiist witness was Jo,. Vcmllgi
i.y whose testimony it was proven thai
the defendant had made an agreement
io engage in a glove contest in ibis
city uii October "1st with one Hol.t
??'ii minions for a purse of $41,000
in tier the auspices of th. Fnridn Ath
if-iic I'lub. RCforc the testimony of
Air Vend Ig was completed Attorney
Martin rcipieatcd the chancellor to al?
low Mr. Corbett to depart tot Little
I Pick, where lie has an engagement to
show to-night. Tlie Chaiiceior grant?
ed the request, but required the sheriff
? ? semi a deputy w ith him Io s< ?? that
io- i-turncd to-morrow. The coiirt
then adjourned tinii! to-morrow' at
Prosecuting Attorney Teague was
interiewed Ihs morning as to .the law
ivhlnh gives the Governor the power to
.and the militia tor lie- purpose of
suppressing riots or mobs Attorney
Teague stated in effect that the Gov?
ernor has no right to semi mUltin
into any county of the State without
having been called upon to do so by
some of the civil author ties from the
?oiinty in which the militia is to lie
sein, and hat they were net to be
tilled upon until Hi-- civil authorities
found that they Were nbt able t<> sup?
press the riot or mot', whatever it
might be under ihe circumstances,
? in case the present proceedings may
have in en instituted go through, as the
friends and bhekers of Corbett think
tiny will, what will then be the alti?
tude of tin- < Soverhor?"
?He w ill be tied tip as light as Dick's
hat band.'' replied the prosecuting at?
?'Th. n if Judge I niltie should call upon
the ? e>\.-im r to send tin- militia to
stop proceedings would tie- Governor
be compelled to dO so?"
?Yes. I think h.- would. He woiild he
bound in respect the call of the Circuit
Judge in that cas."
OlIllM ill tutor ol I i I/?.ioniums.
II..I Springs. Ark . ?'ct. Ifj Tin- lime
for tin- meeting between Corbett and
Pltzsimmoiis has been postponed, but
to what day is not known. Joe Ven
dig to-day sent a telegram Plfst
stmmons thai if lie is ma In ll"i
Springs by Monday the tight will In'
declared Off. Marlin Julian will ar?
rive lo-morrow and Pltzslnimons is ex?
pected to follow him soon after.
Tlie Sheriff tb-dny addressed a let?
ter to Hu- Oovernor, in which he in?
vited Ills P.xcellency's attention to Hie
fuel that his reCord as Sheriff is spot?
less, that he has always done his fluty
faithfully, and said he feels competent
to compete with whatever tuny de
vclope in ihe emergency, mid should he
leqiilrC assistance In- would certainly
? all upon tie- Oovernor.
The ...pis posted on the contest in ihe
fistic carnival are as follows: Corl.-ett,
:i to R; ritzslmmousj, 7 to ?; Malier. I to
O'Donnell, even; Ryan, 9 to 1.
Vothing New at Mitle Koch.
I.ltih- Ho.k. Ark. int. 18.?Nothing
new has transpired here to-day. so tar
the fight is concerned. I'.cti. Taylor says
in- is awaiting the Governor'** orders
before summoning ihe militia to arms,
und Is still hopeful that the crises will
be passed without needing them. Oov.
Clarke says be shall wait until he is
sure tie- mliitin will be required to on?
ion.? the law before he resorts to this
method of enforcing the statutes of
Arkansas. All trains are crowded v.lln
strangers passing through her.- bound
for Hot Springs. Corbett is billed 16
exhibit here to-lllgllt.
Lexington. Va.. Oct. Is. Washington
mid I..,- University team defeated Mil?
ler School, of Croxetj Va , lu re this af
lei noon, by a score of 22 to t).
A PULL CABINET MEETING.
Tlit> Morn Claim Nellled. Tli* >icn
rngiiii fnitiil Commission.
Washington, *><-t. is. -The Ural Cab
Inel meeting since Ihe President's re?
turn wan hold t??-?l:iy. nil the members
being present. The meeting lusted |
Iwo und n half hours 'The. Cubani
situation und inuny mnuem of foreign
policy, us well ns <>f domoatlt admlnls
t ration, occupied the attention of the
President und hla cnnlldeutlul ad?
visers. Euch Cablnoi Ulli? er carried
over a portfolio tilled with i>apers re
uniting the President's consideration,
und notwithstanding tin length of the
session a very large pile "i documents
remained unite tod upon when the Cab?
inet adjourned, As the President In go?
ing !>' Atlant? there will bo no further
meeting until after his return.
After more than a score of years of
waiting Aktion Maxim Morn to ?lux
received through his representatives
payment for Hie confiscation of his
Cuban e: tute. The payment was made
directly to Dr. lioditiigues and Criiin
morid kenu.dy. attorneys for .Mora. In
the form of a oboe!', signed by Seer,
tnry oiiiey. drawn on the Assistant
Treasurer of tin- United state;; at New
York. Tin' niitoutit of the check was
f594,S09.T6, which represents Mr. Mora's
Interest In the indemnity secured from
Spain, minus Ills nsHlgnmonts of forty
per cent. i<> l>t- Itodorlgucs and Mr
Nathaniel Paige, his principal legal
representatives, and minor assign?
ments made to other persons.
4 ? v
It Is understood hcrt that tho report of
the Engineer Commission, which vis?
ited Nicaragua lust suminer.wlll favor
tin- construction of an Ihicr-oconhlc
canal, but that it will not recommend
the entire route; already surveyed upon
which it is claimed llml wot king cost,
lug in Ihe aggregate several millions,
bad been performed, it Is expected tlmt
the commission's report will claim thai
tlie water way cannot be built and the
harbors mi Ihe Atlantic and Pticlllc
coasts placed in pi'opt r .ulltloh for a
sum much less than JI i.OO.i1
Tin- withdrawal of ;i.?" in gold at
New York in-day fdi ? xpoH t.. lineups
Ay re's, Argentliie Republic, reduces the
gold reset \ e to J92.SI0 (IM
Senor Do Lome, Spanish Minister, is
in receipt ?f im oHicliil despatch from
Madiid lb the off eel that tin- report that
nr.i/.il had declared in fuvor of grant-1
Ittg bllllgorent tights t.. tin- Cuban In-j
stir gents is absolutely false. Three bun?
dled Spaniards have volunteered to go
t.i i Inba to tight the ri bels.
NEW FREIGHT ASSOCIATION.
tel. llnlneN, Ihe \o? Puiniiiissloner.
lo (lei gl5.mil) per \ ear.
New York. i?i t it. Aitei six months
of efforts und us many meetings tin
Southern Ilms, which, through their
representatives, lutve been in session
nil ihe week ut ti e Waldorf, have at
hist formed an association and tin t. >:
some reason now io expert that th
peace uf the trntllc Situation In lliti
South is coin pa ra t ivelj secure for an?
At the mooting this morning the old
Southern Railway and Steamship As?
sociation formally passed out ..t oxlS
louco urn) the new Southern States
Freight Association was ushered Iii
witli Colonel II S. Haines, formerly
vice-president of tho Plant System, as
The South Carolina ami Georgia, Port
HoyaI und Au.usi.i. Prirt Royal and
Western Carolina, Ploritln Central and
Peninsular and lite Stivitiinuh. Amerb
ens und Montgomery Illicit liotivi
tire nut (turtles In the tlgleelllOIlt, I'OI
.us that itr.nstdered : l.o ino
ni.-nl as far as conflicting with tho ns-i
fioelutioil Is concerned. Th- Ii!.- of ti,,.
new association begins to-day.
At tin- Until meeting tin. morning
.1 \V. Th.nuns, president ol the \:. 1
Villi' Chili tu lioogu and St. Lull Is tall
road, was milde president and Richard
<;. Krwiii. vice-president of th. plant
Tin- election of Colonel I la Ines at a
salary of ?i:..onn per year us Hu com?
missioner of the new I .\ riillowi t
At noon the ilrst meeting ??! lih i
organization wait hold and th- work;
of forming tho Executive Hoard Huti
Committee and ..Mut committees \t>its
then proceeded w Itli.
The new agreement remains vlrtunllv
tin- Same in .: lull ns the one In I irc*<
last y,at Tin re nr.- sbnie Importiint
features Which show that tin- Spirit
liberality has played a largo purl in
its f..| ma tiuii.
"The"AMF.R!CA in collision.
Til* (.tlbei-1 Kore llotrn oil Hie liucrlcli
Ninttiug Her linitieiUulely.
Sailli St.- Mari.-. Mlch.j i h i IV The
steel steaiu. r America, bound ujp. coal
hide.i. wus Blink In collision with Die
steamer W. H. Hilgert, ut Halt ?.; Is
land, just above Sailors' cncaiiipmeUI
in th.- So,, l iver. H| ; o'clock this mo; n
lug. The America nttompiod to pass
ti e steamer PenoliscOi In Hie channel
on the porl side, the suction can-, ! t!,.
steins of the two steti.meiH to lock
together, swinging Ulo AmcrlCu's
bow ever on the bunk with tin steril
in mid sir, :,,,i Reforo n move . .ni l
be mad.- t.. right tin- America. Ihe
Ktearner Hilbert, bound down, crushed
Into b.r Just forwiird of th. ..!...
house, the force of the collision swing?
ing the America's stern until i< was
straight with ib.- channel. The Ameli
en tilled Instantly und Sank Her
d.-cks. however, are out of water, Und
she win probably be raised with little
lllllleJUlty. The America was ot.I
by the Kclderhousc syndicate, of Buf?
falo, and valued ut jlltO.OO. Sin- is In?
sured for h.-r full value Th- Gilbert
was apparently uninjured. All of the
crew of ihe America escaped injury.
An examination of th.- sunken
steamei slums that while several
I plates an- cracked, no bad hole has
i been cut in her Side, und wreckers
say she can be floated in twenty-four
BOB RIDLEY HANGED
He Forfeited Iiis ?le on the Gallows tor the
Brutal Murder of William Williams.
WILLIAMS AN0N01 SQUIRRELS HIS GAME
A Miii j ol I tu- < i int<< mill IIa? Mil?
le* I.? Itltcil ,|.iu.i. o. Together Willi
Mis Sol.-, ijn.'ni Vi-i-csl,'1'riiil mill
font U'lloii lit,- I'ii'Nl t vii in itio l:i
MiSkes lor Miuij \ nur*.
Polltl: Inn i:. Va., i lot. i1.. iS|.till)
Robert Ridley, a negro; wan bunged
In the Jail yai.l al Sussex Courthouse
to-day i.,i the brutal murder of Wil?
liam Williams, a wi ll known citiy.cn Of
Sussex county. The murder, which ly'iisi'
??: mti t unprovoked ..ii. . occur roil the
latter part ol December. ISItl. Williams j
\vu* lit Slmmt's mill, nein Hit.la. In Sus
no.\ county, nun versing with sonic
friends, until Hi. i. wan a knock at I he
? I.-. William-' answered the knock
ami [.mil.I itutt th.' caller was Ithlley,
with whom he liail previously Iih.iI
I ttiiine angry words. Ridley was very
I linpiiilont in Williams an.) in.- ratter
ordered hint Io leave. Ithlley went off
in a neighboring house, occupied by a
negro, from whom lie iKirrow'eil an old
army musket under the jireteiice thai
tie vvntited to go ofi" Into (hti w.is to
sliotii squirrels. Instead, howi ver, of
wanting the musket in slmot squlrrolti
he wanted lo use ii io kill Williams,
for In- Immediate!*, returned <?? Khu nil's
mill. Ho knocked at the door ami. as
her/ore, the mil was answered by Wil?
liams. As soon as Williams made his I
appearance at the door Ithlley shot!
I him dend In his traCkk. The niurderei
lied if ihn woods, A posse ft men at
I once went in stach Of the murdereri but
tie eluded his pursuers, ami wohl up to
Iiis brother's, in RrunswICk county.
Subsequently Itldley went over into
Dlnwiddlc county, wiier lie hired him?
self to a fnririer bf IhhI county; ami lb
Minim In- inLI his reni nnim The fur?
nier, whose name cannot now he re?
called, read in ihn papers an at.uni of
tin- murder which had beei.inmittc.il
bj Robert Ridley, a negro, mid from tin
description given of the iniirderer th"
fartner was ijntlstlcd thai tin- man In his
employ was Ihe murderer, und tie at
mice placed Itidley under arrcsl He
was brought to Petersburg a nil com?
mitted to Jail, where he wiin subs qticut
lv Identified by Mr. It. b Tench, ot Hil?
da. Sussex county, who hat! taken a
very active pan in securing his arrest.
Ridley was afterwards taken lo the
..f Sussex, but lie was only kepi
liiere a f. w days, as open threats, of
lynching him wort made. Hy order of
Judge .1 P. West of th" County
i'...1.1 of Sussex. Ridley was brought
back i" Petersburg for safe keeping,
..eil was kept In a dungeon ci ii At the
Ketiruary term of the County Court
of Sussex Ithlley was convicted of
murder in the ilrst degree, and s> n
tenced to be ham;. .1 mi tin- itiIi ilay
ef July. ISSii A motion for u new trial
was mad.-, bin it was overruled by
Judge West. An appeal was taken i.,
the i'ii. uit Court, ami the argument
beard in this city before Judge Han
COek. Tili? tillie fill' the execution was
draw I uit hour, when Judge Hancock
I Issued a writ of silperKedeiiH staying
[llie execution of the Sentence Until lie
could examine the records of the ease.
Judge Hancock, after examining ihe
papers, refused lo g Hi hi ihe condemn?
ed man a hew trial. li>- was after"
wards taken back to Sussex Court?
house, wlnrc he was 11-cut . need by
judge W. si io b. hanged on the 18th
day of October, iStta. An effort was
made by Ridley's brothci tn raise
money enough to take the case to the
Supreme Court of Appeals, bui the
ft.tt wan unsuccessful. Ridley no
knowledge!! thai lie shot Williams, but
claims to have dorn It in self defence.
The trap was sprung at 1:47 p. m..
and death resulted from strangula?
tion. There was a crowd of a holt ( :<*,n
persons present, who came from all
parts of the Stale The hanging was
ii<>I public, and only about twenty were
allowed I" witness Hie lunging" The
jail yard was enclosed by a high fence
Shutting out lit..-ti view io outsiders the
This is the first hanging that has
taken place in Sussex- county for
some years. ,
Peter Hell, a colored man. living ut
No. v.! Si. Haul street, ties in bed at
his pom - suffering from several stab
wounds inflicted last niedu by another
colored man whose Identity Is not yet
known lo the police. It was about '.i
o'clock w iien th.- neighborhood w'iia
startled by cries from tin- wounded
man. v. l. . fell to the sidewalk in front
01 ids home lie wait bleeding profuse
i and refused to talk. The affair was
kept very quiet, ami it was after mid?
night when tin- police learned any?
thing about toe trouble'. Dr. Speight
was sent fbr about i o'clock this
morning and found Reil In bed Buffer?
ing from a wound under the right
Shoulder, while n piece was missing
from Hi" h'tt side of his. face. In grab?
bing for Hu- knife with which the t ut
tlllg w i, s done Hell's hand w as also
Seriously cut. The wounds were dress?
ed hv the doctor.
judge I?. Tucker Itronke wen) to
Piineess Anno Courthouse yesterday
t ? argue for a new trial for Heiijahilli
ri It rock, convicted last week of mur?
der in tin- second degree, when the
Jury r< turned a verdict of ten years in
it., penitentiary. Argument on Hie
motion ihe new- trial was yester?
day postponed until the next tt nr. of
tin- court, and the prisoner was re?
manded to Jail.
Raleigh, N C, Del. iv The first
foot-ball gam., of lite season was play?
ed here In-day by teams from North
Carolina Agricultural ami Mechanical
Col legi ami Richmond College Tlie
former won. a to e. in two twi tity min?
OYSTLP, TON GERS ANGRY.
TIIC3 Meet mill itc-inuiicc NtnlC mnl
The Oysterineu's Protective Associa?
tion last night hehl n meeting at their
rooms, ami for it time the atmosphere
In the hull wan of o vivid blue color,
made so I??? iho strong denunciatory
language lined in condemning certuin
Slate und County oll'.clalH for the man?
ner in which the oystornien allege the'y
have been Ireati d. The nieh claimed
that they have been Routed contrary
to what Ihe laws of the Hint'- guartiu
le d i hem.
They alleged that when a committee
called on the (tovernor last Weel; they
were I old that the ICscoittlVi.uld
offer m> relief, hut sui gt ited thai th u
grievances he taken to the courts. On
Thursday warrants wei'o Issued for tiic.
ni rent of cert ill ll pnrlies who It was
claimed were then dredging on prohib?
a constable Was sent down and four
hit It wer.- at test, d und brought lip to
Ihe county jail. Yesterday they were
tai.cn before ii county muglstrutc, n
number of witnesses examined; and. in
Hie ?oi?is uf ihono who iiindc speeches
last nicht, ample proof was gl veil that
the laws hud been violated. Vel Ihe
charges were diHiuliisud.
it was for llilti reason Unit the long?
er* wee,, ye angry Insi night. They say
they will continue io ilghj ihe case
ami will appear before the grand jury
and endeavor to have the dredgers
Indicted and tried In the County Cot!it.
A lui'gu number of ton.;,.is were 'pres?
ent ai the meeting last night, ami ihe
statement ivhs made thai the dredgers
w.-ie allowed to gii on ihe grounds and
Htnke It oir even wlthoiit the iirescnce
of the inspector. The surveyor i f the
grounds liljio enine In for some of the
condemnation, because, Il was said, he
did tct know Iho depth or the water
'"I'liey w<i< ?ertaitiiy on natural
rock," said oneof the longer.., In speak?
ing of I he dredgers. "I httve been oys
lerlti" beiwecn forty and folly jive
years, and I know that no Oyaterfi o ill
live between Crnncy Island und rig
Point oMivpt on natural grounds."
FRRDP.IUGK WARDtv- It Is now
some twelve years Hint Mr. Frederick
Win I.- hie: I.,i louring ;.s a star In the
Im i.- ?'rama. mill II is the slight! t of
the compliments that may he paid him
to say Him during that lime he has.
with pniis..worthy consistency, done
whatever laid In his poWor to keep Ids
profession unsullied and unassailable
before the public, while growing riper
Individually in bis exposition of his art.
Kncli of Ids engagements front th.- lirst
lins 1.n in some Bpeclul manner nota?
ble for Improvement on Its predecessor.
Starting with tint mediocre support
In- has front year to your, iis he pro?
gressed in financial strength, surround-:
? d himself with better companies. tin
Ill m.w the Wurde organization is look
cd Upon itH comprising tin- host lOglti
j mate talent on tin- stage.
Thl- v. ..i It is claimed that all the
plays In his repertoire are as carefully
mounted ami elnborutely rendered as
i have been niiy of those whose produc?
tion in previous .seasons have lidded
:->? largely t,, pis reputation as u pro?
moter of the highest forth 'if dramatic
Tie engagement Is for ohi night only
I (next Monday night), when The Moun?
tebank will be presented. By special
arrangement with Mr. Wattle ami in
View or the bald times, the prices lire:
First ilmr. $i: balcony, find 75
cents-, gldlory, 26.
till,MOIMVS KANU ?N WF.DNI3S
DAY EVFN1NG Ollmore's Pnmous
P.lind, which will come to Norfolk
ngnlti on Wednesday next for a grand
Concert thai evening at the Academy
'?r Music, has nothing <>f the mere
"bras.; iiaild" about II. The iiistru
inoiitn are so climslllcd that reeds, soft
wood wh .Is. and BOfi brasses predomi?
nate, Ittel Ih Itiusli is us mellow, rich,
and sonorous us thai of any of tin
large Hirns. It is vastly superior
uoenrdiujt to i ll l it.- reports in this re
11 ?? i p, any other organization in
this t minti v
SPECIAL SUNDAY SERVICE.
K\ llimeliNl .1. VI. Itean ) <? K|ic<lk at Ihe
\ . >J. V. A.
Th.- programme of th" regular meet?
ing for inen at the Young Men's Chris?
tian Association on Sunday, Is as fol
i ipenliig exercises.
Sei i| Hire reading.
Servh.f sons, led by Mr. ,T. P.
t;randy, with orchestral accompani?
? >fft ring -Trio, t'killn, 'cello and iilnno.
Messrs. Buries. Mottke and Rochtissen,
AnnoiiiiOcmcnts ? Address, "The
Bible, ' Mr. John w. Dean, of Philadel?
The music will be assisted by the
orchestra -twelve, instruments; led Mr.
Charles Borjes; Mr. l". I.. Roschussen,
Tin.- building is open on Sundays
from 10a. in. t.. 'i p. m?, ami Is Intended
for the use of the men of Norfolk,
whether mem burs oi not, and for strang?
The Hoys' Gospel Army will meet ut
o'clock. Any boy uitdor 10 yearn of age
may coin.. No admission after 3:10
'lit Nee Secretary Herbert.
The com ml I tee appointed by the
Buslncfs Men's Association some time
ago to report on u plan for entertain?
ing visitors Ih ami from tin.- Atlanta
Fxposltion ihel at the association
rooms lust night, and appointed a sub?
committee lo go to Newport News to?
day and see Secretary Herbert .md Ad?
miral Uli nee ami endeavor to have the
Whit- Squadron remain In Hampton
lb a ls for several days to attract visit?
ors. Tin- corpmlltee will leave on the
Norfolk and Washington steamer,
which tines to Die Bhlpyard at Newport
News this morning.
Ex-Gov. Phil Minney to Make a Few
Speeches in the Campaign,
FITZ LEE TO SPEAK IN LYNCHBURG.
Nellie Plummet-, iho Actress, Very
l'nlnliill> ItoiiKil Hon. HontpUT.
? .unless HccolvlttB tliicournglug
l.cltci-s Tlie Junior Order Lulled
Richmond, V.l.. Oct. is.?(Special.)?
ICS Oovernor l'hlll|i McKinney Is going .
..ii th-- stump to make n f> w speeches. -.
in it i.ii. son m:t '? an appointment
for htm lo uihlrcss the voters of
Cumberland county next court day. ?
i 'imii.. i land Is n county v. here the "hon
cst oh lilon's" people are putting up a
still light. The ex-Oovernor Is very
? r 1
Kit?, L.e, who spent the night her?,
left thin morning for Lynch burg, lie
expects ol make a few speeches, but
appointments have been made for
him as yet. As tor as Is known now
Oovernor O'Ferrall will not take the
The Austrian four,I who came down
from Washington to consult Mr. S. S.
P, Patleaon about the Hungarian
miners nl Poeahontas. who were as?
saulted und beaten by the detectives
of the Southwest Improvement Com?
pany, left to-day for the National Cap?
ital with all the evidence in the case.
Ii Is rumor.-.I here thai the Count will
,nl\ Ise his i iovernineiit to sue the South?
west Company, though this could not
be verilied. Mr Pnttesou declined to
discuss th" case when called upon by
tin. Virginian correspondent.
r> .tiy little Nellie Plummer, the sou
hrette of the Manhattan Opera Com*
pany, now here, came very near med?
ia,; bei death thin morning. Her com?
pany left liultlnioie last night on the
steamer Danvllli for Richmond via
w. : i Point About C o'clock this morn,
ing Miss Plummer arose to make her
toilet and was using an alcohol lamp,
file lump from some cause exploded
and the actress was frightfully burned
ali. ut her fneu .hands ami bust. She
was noxious lo come on to Richmond,
but' Mr. Reynolds, her husband, would
u .t allow it and stopped with her at
West Point, where the lady Is receiving
A large number of members of the
Legislature have written to lion. Jos.
T. Lawless, assuring him of their sup-.,
purl und telling him he need not fear
ihe result* ol the candidacy of Col.
The State Council of ihe Junior Or
dei bf tidied American MoOhanlcs
meets Monday in Danville, and a lurge
delegation will go from Richmond, Mr.
?'. W. Tyler, of this city. Is one of the
Commonwealth's Attorney Smith said
to-day he would not seek to have Sam?
uel li. Nelson indicted for overdrawing
Ills account at the State Hani;, it will
in- remembered Hint liookkecper Rich?
ard VV. Cardwell was sent to the pent?
lentiary for allowing the overdraft to
be made. Mr. Smith states that he has
..idetice Hint Nelson's intentions
wi i t.. defraud and there Is no law to
meet his case as it stands. R is said
thai the overdrafts aggregated oroba
The in ws of tin- ih ath of ex-Judge It.
A Richardson, of the Court of Appeals,
was received with great surprise here.
It was not known that he was sick. He
mi kes tv.C the Judge.-; of the old Re
adjuster court who have passed away,
the other bring Judge H. VV*. Lacy.
AI 2:30 o'clock this afternoon lire
br< e out in Hie basement of one of the
buildings known as the Steam's block.
Imm dlatety opposite the postoffice, and
in the lean of the city. The room
v i..i" tie- lite originated was used by
tin- i:. n. Taylor China Company for
storing crate goods. The dense smoke
prevcnti 1 the firemen from getting at
the flames, and it was T o'clock before
wore extinguished, though they
were confined to the basement and sub
Tlic street floor of the building
i- occupied by the Finance Trading
Compn Loss, about $9,000; partially
< harged With llousebrcakiug.
Pi r si me time past Mr. ,T. Frank
ist has been missing various articles
from his barrel factory on Chapel
street. A few days ago some ono
i : Into his pluce, stole two stovea
ami tried in steal the engine, taking
several of Its brass Uttings and two
ti rs. yesterday Detective Ttlch
tii Ison was sent up to Investigate, and'
after waiting two hours captured thicr
n ...! thief in ihe person of Alfred
Nowby was locked up at the sta
f ?: a hearing this morning.
- ii.onpushed by Hood's
Sarsapnrilla and yet it Is only becnuso
Hood arsaparilln, the one true blood
r, mailer, pure, rich, h, ally blood.
Hood's lilis for the liver and bowels,
i i ? i promptly and efficiently.
\?ew t'onta and I'lipea,
iu:v b'tycf has sent us some wonder-,
fi.t \ .'?.:?? ? in coats- ami capes, comprls
ii . . ..i the very hit?si novelties;:
i v. exclusive styh s. at prices ?
inter, st :?!! who arc in need of
li. A. SA UM DK RS,
' New -?! Hiscnver> "- Kxt. teeth; no
pain, N. V. i). Rooms, Klines, l'*2 J.iiMn