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A DASTARDLY CRIME
Suspected of Stealing a Bibis and Church
Furniture, a Negro Is Beaten to Death.
HIS AGED MOTHER ALSO A VICTIM.
A Young Wile, or 17, Stripped mid
Heilten?In fc'otV in 1? Critical ( on
ditioif-A Jury Composed of Vt'liito
( id/ins Render :i Veraltet Char?
ging Four Men Wltliflie Crime.
Columbia, S. C, Dec. G.?The details
of an ugly lynching, which occurred Iii
this Stale last Monday night, came to
light to-night. It took place down it:
Colleton county, near Barn well und
Hampton lines, and wns not generally
known In that vicinity until Wednesday
morning, when the bodies of two of the
victims, stripped of their clothing,wer?'
lound?one being an old woman. They
been taken out and beaten to death
with new buggy traces?the man's of?
fense being tliut lie was suspected of
having stolen a Bible and some fur?
niture from a church, and the wo?
man's offenso being that she was sup?
posed to know something about tit.
Llqubr seems to be the only excuse for
tin- deed, if excuse there can be.
The nffalr occurred in Broxten town?
ship. Colleton county, at Broxion
bridge or ford, as. it is frequently call-;
ed. Several months ago St. Nicholas
Church, in Barn well county, was bro?
ken Apen and robbed, a Bible and
some pulpit furniture being taken
away. A young negro named Isom
Kerse. who disappeared from the neigh?
borhood about that time was suspected
of being the thief. He had become
somewhat notorious for thefts ami had
been suspected of burning a store some
In some way four Barnwell men had
gotten Information that he was ut Ids
obi mother's home, mar Bros ton. ford,
and they went over there on Monday
last. These men got two men from the
neighborhood to assist then, one being
Frank 11 lets. They then went to Isold's
house. They found Ii Im .lust ruining
nuI of the door. The nnrtv tr *t< the
negro, put n rape around Iiis neck and
tied him behind their buggy. Then they
drove to the ferry, two miles away, very
rapidly. The poor negro kept up as
long us lie could and It Is said that
finally he fell and several limes was
dragged along On the way two of the
party were sent buck Id gel the negro's
aged mother, "old Mama Hnnhah." and
Iiis young wife, a girl about seventeen
years of nge. who has a five-months-old
Infant. At the ferry the party help
up, and awaited the arrival of the de?
tail. When the women arrived none of
the thi*ee would, or could, tell anything
about the church property. Upon Hair
refusal they were all three stripped
nuked and beaten with a now buggy
trace, which, it Is said, was almost worn
? ?ut. The lean was given about 450
lashes and fell Insensible. Iiis body be?
ing in a terrible condition. The women
were Ukewist severely beaten.
The man several times pleaded with
ids tormentors to shoot him. The old
?woman broke away and dashed Into the
woods. The young woman did likewise,
going in n .different direction. The
men built a lire near the Insensible
negro, threw his old coiil over him and
On Wednesday morning his body wns
found where it was left, cold III death.
It had been there one night and one
About 100 yards away in the swamp,
lying in n poo) of water, about knee
deep, was found the old woman's body,
. cold and stiff. . She had fallen fact
downward with her hands extended.
The young woman managed to rind
her way home and Is said to be in a
Critical condition. She told some of the
negroes about It Tuesday afternoon, but
they seemed to lie afraid to mention It.
Trial Justice A. C. Walker held an
Inquest yesterday evening. Hie bodies
still being where they were found. The
jury, composed almost entirely of good
white men from the nelghbohood, upon
the testimony of Hiera, who. it devel?
ops, tried to prevent the deed, and who
gave nil the details, lias rendered a ver?
dict charging directly four prominent
men, one a physician, with the crime.
New Joint Trniile Association,
New York. Dec. B.?The Hoard of
manhgers of the new Joint Tratllc As?
sociation lias been made up as follows:
New York Central and Hudson Riv?
er Railroad. Second Vice President 11.
,T. Hay den; Krle, Fourth Vice Presi?
dent (5. ('.' Cochrah: Wnbnsh; General
Mannger Knight; Lehigh Valley. Third
Vice President John B. Gnrrelt: Balti?
more and Ohio. Flr?t Vi.-o President
Orlnnd Smith: Big Four and Chesa?
peake and Ohio. Second Vice President
O. CS. Murray: Pennsylvania, D. S.
Cray; Second Vice President of the lines
west of Plttshurg; Lacknwanna,
Freight Traffic Manager H. 13. (.age
man; Grand Trunk of Canada, to be ap?
The Board of Arbitration, will, it
is understood, consist of two practical
railroad men and one lawyer. They are
to lu- chosen by the Hoard of Control.
Which is composed of tile presidents of
the various lines in the association.
They must be disinterested person*,
and therefore cannot lie connected with
the ?nes in any capacity.
Foundered in Mld.Oeenii.
London, Dee. 5.?A telegram has been
received from captain Patterson, of the
British steamer Madura; which Hailed
from Hamburg November lith for Port
Royal. S. fj? who has arrived ?t
Coruiind, Spain, stdtlng that the Madu?
ra foundered in mid-ocean November
Constantinople. Dee. f>.?Said Pasha.
President of the Council of Slate and
formerly Grand Vizier, lias taken refuge
In the British Embassy, fearing that lie
will be arrested.
tue a oik of Iii Rixens.
ttntlior Thnii Deliver Sinti Stulls it i
Away in nti Armory.
Full River, Mass., Doc. 5.?The post
oiiiue scandal turns out to bo u fuse of
gross criminal negligence on the part
of a substitute carrier. Instead of. as
reported, three bushels of mall mutter
buirig found undelivered, the quantity
is nearer twelve bushels. The place in
which it was found was within a block
i of the postollice In tlie loft of the Ar?
mory and Central Fire c.lglne-hoiisc.
Three long nights of stairs led up to it.
Weeks uro while Mr. Gerry, engineer
of the Fire Department, wus hnuiing
over some odd pieces of lire engine
materials he noticed a lot of letters,
paiiers, etc.. and supposed they were
refuse matter that the Janitor had
Yesterday be had occasion to go Into
the loft again and round a quantity of
general matter that had recently been
mailed, lie sent for Postmaster Sulli
van and by investigation It was found
that nooks and ornanles of the place
were stuffed with mailed matter front
Baltimore, Philadelphia, Glasgow.Mon?
treal. Manchester and other English
cities. Paris and other prominent points.
At llrst It was thought that some lazy
letter currier had thrown away some
circulars that burdened the mall, but oh
closer Investigation many sealed let?
ters wete found. The matter was hi!
sent between August and November of
this year and mjs taken from the office
for delivery by a substitute letter car?
rier, who was accustomed to use the
armory us a loafing place, and rather
than do the work of delivering the let?
ters he stuffed them Into the hiding
places where they were fund.
Postmaster Sullivan Is trying to have
the malt delivered, but many of the ad?
dresses on the packages have been torn
ofr. Large numbers of English and
Irish papers and periodicals are re?
ceived here and also many letters from
abroad and at limes euch month the
curriers deliveries are very heavy.
The United States Commissioner In
Boston to-day Issued n warrant for the
arrest of Thomas A. Ragow, substitute
letter carrier, on the charge of illegally
detaining mall mutter.
THE SENATE ADJOFIIXS,
Hill Not He lore Mills Mild Chandler In?
troduce Silver and Ill-Metal Kills.
Washington, Dec. r>.?During the
morning hour In the Senate many bills
were introduced, among them one by
Mr. Mills to provide for coinage of
silver in the Treasury and one by Mr.
Chandler to provide, lu connection with
other nations for tlie unlimited coinage
of gold and silver ut the ratio of 1 to
Mr. Dubols (Hep.) of Idaho offered his
resolution to amend the rules so as to
divide ihe appropriation bills among
the committees having charge of the
general subject, and It was laid on the
table to be called up hereafter.
A protest froi i the legislature of Mon?
tana, from tin.' issue of bonds was pre?
sented i>y Mr. Mantle (Hep.) Montana.
Mr. Call offered a rerolutlon which
was agreed to. calling on the Secretary
of State for all the correspondence re?
lating to the trial and sentence of
General Sangullly, an American citi?
zen, for ullegi I complicity in the war
ngainst Spain In Cuba and directing
the Secretary to obtain a copy of the
record of the t rial.
Mr. Galllngei offered a resolution de?
claring It to be "the sense of the Senate
that It Is unwise and Inexpedient to re?
tire I he greenbacks." and it was re?
ferred to the Committee on Finance.
Mr. Call's resolution, offered or, Mon?
day last, providing for the recogni?
tion by tin; United States of Cuba's
war with Spain, was then taken up, and
Mr. Call addressed the Senate in sup?
port of bis proposition,
Al the close of Mr. Call's speech the
resolution was referred to the Commit?
tee on Foreign Relations;
Tile Senate then proceeded to the
consideration of Executive business,
and at 1 adjourned until Monday.
another CUBAN engagement.
In Which Hie Insurgents nee Defeated
an,I I u.( i ish OHIcct ., Kxtllbii Valor.
Havana. Dec. 5.?On December 2d
the Spanish column under the COli maud
of Generale Snares \ aldez and Na?
varre, numbering 1,500 combined, had an
engagement with the united insurgent
fi r-? s of Maximo Gomez and Maceo,
which have formed a Junction in Hl
fnrma, between l.as Vllas ami Cnmn
Juy. The rebels, who were 4.000 strong,
lost n Hin?ber kilted and wounded The
Spanish troops captured the rebel camp
and pursued the Insurgents to Trilla
In tlie reports of the buttle received
Itere especial mention Is made of the'
vnlmuis conduct -.f the English offi?
cers. Lieutenant Winston Churchill, son
of the late Lord Randolph Churchill,
and Lieutenant Harnes, both of the
Fourth Hussars of the British army, who
recently Joined tlie Spanish forces in
In the rebel camp were found a num?
ber of documents pertaining to the
government of the so-called Cuban re?
public. The Spanish troops were re
enforcetl by General Aldre, bringing
their number up to 5,000 anen and
this force followed the retreating reb?
Captain Incensa, of the Spanish army,
lias had an encounter with a band of
rebels under the lender Sayns, in which
twenty rebels wert! killed and wound?
ed. Saya's horse was killed under
' HcHlttiiHc to Cleveland's Warning Ad?
Berlin. Dec. 5.? The Post, in an article
commenting on President Cleveland's
message to tile American Congress, re?
marks that Germany has less to lose
bv an economic, war I hah has the United
[Statesr In view of the fact that If tlie
! present threats made by America should
be successful tlie Americans would be
certain to use a similar screw unceas?
ingly, Germany must resist President
Cleveland's warning. Retaliatory meas?
ures would apply with equal force to
both sides. ?
MINISTER TO MEXICO
Matt W. Ransom's Nomination to that Diplo?
matic Post Confirmed by tho Senate.
HARMON REVERSES A M'VEAGH OPINION.
A'o Powor lo Compromise n Clului
Where l>oubl ut t'oilccthblllty Ka
!?(*)\? IIUpoKM Urcut Hardships
t it soniiK 111 company?Tl?l>
Democratic Kcnulorlul Caucus.
Washington. D. C, Deo. 6.?The Sen
ale to-day con II r med the r.omlnutlon of
Matt. W. Kaiiboui. of North Carolina, to
be Minister lb Mexico.
The Democratic Senatorial caucus ill
iccted Senator Gorman lo appoint a
committee of nine to assign the Demo?
cratic members lo the commllteeshlps.
The drift of the dlsousslon and es?
pecially the remarks of Senators Vest
and Ulnckburn, Indicated a willingness
to permit the rtcpubllcatts to assume the
responsibility of the committees, and,
through that channel of the legislation
of the present Congress. It Is under?
stood that no protest will he entered
against the new proposition of the Re?
publicans to take full control of the
committees, including chairmanships.
The following six members of the old
committee were continued by Mr, Gor?
man; Messrs. Cockrelt, Harris. Ulack
burn. llrlco. Jones and Gorman; The
three additional men will not be selected
The caucus also decided that when?
ever the Republicans should put for?
ward tl candidate for President, pro teni,
Senator Harris should be placed In
nomination as the Democratic candi?
Attorney General Harmon has render?
ed an opinion to the effect that section
3469, lt. S.. does not confer upon the
Secretary of the Treasury power to com?
promise a claim of the United States
when there is no doubt of Us entire and
ready coHcctlbillty. This view or the
low was held by Attorney Generals
Bvarts and Devens, but Attorney Gen?
eral McVengh look an opposite view and
since his time?fourteen years ago?the
MoVOugh opinion being the more re?
cent., has been followed by the Treas?
ury in adjusting all compromise cases.
Attorney General Harmon now reverses
Mr, McVeagh. This new construction
of the law Is regarded as quite impor?
tant. It was called out directly by the
International Cotton Press Company, of
Souks time ngo Mils company bought
a ; lece of property from ;i man named
Schneider. This men had dtvpH tho
f.overnmont a sini of moi.f.y 'ltd J idf
nienl against him was obtained and a
Pen entered upon h - ><ropert> The
cotton preis <mv: p.-iny bought the Sch?
neider properly in ignorance of the
fact that there was a Men against it.
The Government stepped In to recover
Hie amount of the lien und the cotton
press company, alleging Iis entire In?
nocence in the matter, offered to com?
promise the matter. It wus admitted
that the property was worth the
amount of the Hen against It. Secre?
tary Carlisle, doubting his power to
compromise a ease, where it was clear
the Government could recover in full,
asked for an authoritative construc?
tion of the law. with the result stated.
It Is acknowledged that the enforce?
ment of the lien Imposed a great hard?
ship upon the cotton compress com?
pany, but It Is claimed that the Gov?
ernment had no part In placing It in
the position In which It found itself.
The Treasury received $145.000 In gold
to-day a? follows: People's National
Hank, of Pitt ??burg ,$100,000: S-'.O.OOO from
Omaha banks, and $5,000 from a hank
In Washington, N. C. Other deposits,
it was learned, wero made at suh
Treosiiry cities, but how much they
aggregate was not stated.
The Chicago World's Fair medals will
be delivered here by the l&th lust. They
will be kept here until the World's Fair
diplomas are awarded, and both will
be delivered nl the same time. The
World's Fair closed November SO, 1R93.
A report was published tOMluy lb the
effect that Chief Justice Fuller, of the
Supreme Court of the United States,
would resign and take the position of
general counsel of the proposed new
railroad conblnatlon. composed of all
the lines operating between New York
and Chicago anil St. l.otiis. at a salary
of $50,000 a year. Hx-8eorotnry Whitney
was credited with having brought about
the arrangement. An Inquiry at the re?
sidence nl Hu- Chief .Tustice this morn?
ing us to the authenticity of the re
port met the lesoonse that the story
was absolutely untrue and without any
si:i;kimi yiit<jixia iio.Mrs.
3,000 Acre* ol' I and I'llreliased by n
N.V lid Irate J lift I Mouth of .\orlotIt.
Cincinnati, <>.. Dec. Si.?A party of
laud seekers from Michigan, Nebraska
'and Ohio, numbering fifty, passed
through here yesterday. They left over
the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad for
the Peninsula division of the road, be?
tween the James and York rivers in
Virginia, where they expect to buy large
a< res of land. The party Is in charge of
C. II. Boyee. of Cold Water. Mich., and
George .T. Clark, of Toledo. O. Last
week a tract of Sf.003 acres was bought
by a syndicate f*r $50,000, just smith
of Norfolk, on the line between Virginia
nnd North Carolin:., which was turned
over to thlrty-fl-ve Scandinavian fami?
lies, who will be colonized there.
A Hotel Hur.
IJorfotiviile., Wis.. Dre. f..-The Green?
ville Hotel, located six miles east of
here, burned this morning. William
Router, an employe of the hotel, was
suffocated and taken from the burning
building dead. Several members of a
medicine troupe escaped death by Jump?
ing from the second floor window, clad
only In their night robes.
Captured on the City ol' (tnlliiM mid
Now on S3 Ii? Way to Memphis.
Now Orleuns, Doc. 5.?The steamer
City of Dalian, having on board A. K.
Ward, the Memphis defaulter,, did not
arrive yesterday, as expected, hut she
got In about midnight und this morn
lug at 9 o'clock Chief Moseley, of Mem?
phis, left With his prisoner for the
Chief Moseley says there is ho truth
In the story that Ward surrendered vol?
untarily. Ward claims that he went
1 aboard tlie City of Dallas intending
I to surrender, Moseley says he and his
men had traced Ward until Just before
Ward boarded tlie steamer. A muu
named l.teldon. Chief Moseley said,
threw Ward 'town. When the ollleers
arrived at Port Cortes, Bcldoii nought
them and proposed to turn up Ward
for 11,000. Moseley nocertaiiied (hut
Beldon really knew Ward's whereabouts
and succeeded In learning that he whs
In hiding on tlie" City of Dallas. Ilcldon
mude considerable money out of Ward.
Moseley states lie would not five iti
Central America for all tin- world, lb
says he would prefer Slate's prison in
tlie United Stales to liberty In Central
America. Perhaps some such consid?
erations Influenced Ward to surrender.
Moseley tells a story of how be was
compelled to pay $S, a sum of Central
American money equal to $1.30 In Amer?
ican coin. Tor two ham sandwiches.
Ward !s glad to get bad; to Mem?
phis and seemed perfectly contented as
ho sii-l In tlie ea" With the officers.
The prisoner apparently did not realize
his position. He kept up a grin as he
thtked of ills doings and appeared to
consider them every day occurrences.
Ho, of course, denies being guilty of
all the tilings charged against hint. He
wns secretary and general manager
of the Memphis Barrel and Heading
Company and was a part owner in the
concern. He denies thai ho committed
a forgery to obtain money and Hint he
floated worthless paper. He says lie
acted within the law in all ids transac?
tions, and thill the only way he enn be
sired Is through ri civil court. He claim's
that no criminal proceedings can be
made out. He snys lie never negotiated
a loun without proper authority, and
all the money wns expended in a legiti?
mate manner, lie claims to lie worth
SKla.QOO in ills own name, und Hint
fully $30,0.00 is due hltn by different
persons. The Memphis Barrel! and
Heading Company was on the verge
of ruin on a number of occasions, and
lie placid $04.000 of his own money to
Its ere. This sum h?k says is now
due him. He says hrMniS'the board of
five directors that the outstanding
debts of I'm concern hlit.'ttr.tftil I) tlii,
iino. when really they amounted to * I?V, -
ODO. He did not havs the moral courage
to wait for the crash and left Memphis.
He Intended to go to his plantation in
Mississippi, but was adlsed to go to
Central America. When lie and ills
wife left Memphis he had on his person
SS.O0O. Only *7f. of Ibis amount it; now
left. When he boarded the City of Dul
las lie was in disguise. He wore n
native costume and had n handkerchief
over one eye.
TUB. PnOttBEMKIVtl HOI I I! I.A XB>.
An Increased ImpetiiN in Itnllrottd
Construction mid Muniifiicdiriiig
Baltimore, Dec. 5.?Special reports to
the Maufoctttrers' Record show that
there is a decided tendency towards a
revival In railroad Improvement and j
construction in the South; quite a num?
ber of enterprises of tills kind living,
reported as In prospect for curly con?
struction. The building of a number
of short roads in mineral and timber
districts is opening up some extensive
properties which Western capitalists
land others are preparing to develope.
I Cotton mill enterprises continue to
attract attention, and a number have
been reported during the past week, In?
cluding a $100,000 Cotton mill projected
in South Carolina'; the incorporation of
a cotton mil! .i.pany with a capital
stock Of $500,000; a proposition in In?
crease the si t '? of a l ew company from
$100,000 tri $250,000; a $40,000 hosiery i
mill; a $15,000 knitting mill ami a
smaller knitting mill, and a thread
mill. A Virginia tiinnory company has
contracted t" establish a $100,000 tan?
nery at North vVllkshorb, N. C In
the same State an electric light plant,!
a box factory, n funilture factory, oml
a (10.003 'bun mill have been reported.
Alabama rei*?i a n $20,000 smelting
plaid, a tannery, and the enlargement
of basket works. Arkanrns, an ice and
elentrio-lighl plant. Florida, a starch
factory, u cedar mill, a sash and door
mill and a lumber mill. Oeorgla, p>
rites mining company. Louisiana, a
$150,000 electric-light plant, water and
?ic-trie light works, and a paper mill.
Mississippi, electrie-llght works. Ten?
nessee, an electrical supply company
and a saw mill. Texas, a $250.000 elec?
trical supply company und n saw mill.
T.-xas. iL $250,000 electric light plant, a
$600.000 Irrigation company. Virginia,
a $150,000 brewery and planing; mill.
It Is noted that there Is increasing ac?
tivity in the establishment of such mu
I n id pal establlshinents as electric light
I and water works
A Maniiraetnrlns; Company Organ
Taunton, Mnss.. Dee. 5.?The Corr
Manufacturing company m.s organised
In this city, with !i capital stock ol
$40'> Coo. Tlie company has bought a
large tract of land in Rast Tnunton,
upon which it v ill erect a fancy cotton
mill, of 40,000 Bpindles; and as Boon as
this mill is in operation the const ruc?
tion of No. 2 mill will lie begun. The
company intends making this the
In igest cotton manufacturing plant in
1*1 end Not Utility.
Detroit, .Mich.. Dec. 5.?.1. Blair Simp,
son. Police justice, who was arrested
last night charged with criminal as?
sault on Maude Went land, a 14-year
old girl, was arraigned In Police Court
this afternoon. He plesded not guilty
and was remanded for examination.
Bali wo? fixed at $i.000. which was fur?
nished late this afternoon.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAY
To Meet in Fralornal R?-Unlon and Parade
In New York
ON JULY THE FOURTH, 1096.
Charles a. Dunn, iiie Originator of
tin- Iclcii, Vlllillliliously Elected
i'liiilrmmi lor <h?- ftoMfflithll Un?
dertaking Colonel ?uruott, Noc
rotary llnuy Persons Present.
1 Now York, Dec. B.?In answer to a call
Issued December 2d, signed by Mayor
Strong, Cliaiincey M. Dopew, Judge
Marlin T. McMnhon, Andrew G. Dlck
Iiihou, Churlea A. Dana and .lohn J.
Quriiett, about tlrt>? well-known New
York inch met in the Governor's, room
at the City Hall to-day and organize tor
a reunion and parade of tho veterans
of the Civil War. both I In- ?lue and this
Cray, In the streets of New York oil
July 4, ikm;. it will brhiK lOKOther nt
the celebration those who are left of
the tuen and the leaders who took purl
in the "Hitler Struggle," and unite for
the llrsl lime in the North the Blue and
Charles A. Dana was elee.ted tempo?
rary chairman; niter which letters from
the following persons were read by
col. John 12. Garnett: W. I. Bt. John,
Ceo. A. Williams. Ed. P. Barker, John
It. Fellows. Krank It. Lawrence. C. B.
Itouss, Francis H. Tliurber, John De
Will Warner, Sam. Klonne, J. 1'. Mor?
gan. John II. Starlit, Frank Tliford,
Isiitlor Knaus. Dr. Page, W. .1. Clark.
General Howard Carroll, J. G. Holland.
C. It. Alexander. .1. D. Rockefeller, 11.
M. Flagler, C. I,. Tiffany. A. M. PfllUl?
is r, I .mils Stern. W II. CulUn". Austin
Corbln, Morris K. Jcsup, 10. T. Gerry,
Qeneritl McAlpluc, General Hullcrflold
Only one refused lo net on the com?
mittee to further the Idea. That was
Mr. Gerry. He gave no reason. II was
presumably on account of a recent death
In his family. Many of the letters
s|ioke enthusiastically of the project
and patriotic sentiment was contained
In every one of I hem.
Col.- Gnmett put III nomination for
permanent chairman Ihe originator und
champion of the Idea?Charles A. Dana.
Ho was unanimously elected and thank
jed th(<'Trmenng foi'tho Honor. He said:
j "T thank you most henrtlly for the
honor you confer upon me. T nm too
glad to serve and do what I can for
the delightful and admirable under?
taking. 1 would ask, however, that
you appoint an associate chairman, who
cnn net for me when T am culled to
Colonel Gnrnetl wns elected porman
It was then n\Oved by General Car
loll that an Executive. Committee be ap?
pointed. The motion was adopted and
another for the appointment of a sub?
committee was also carried. They will
be selected In n day or so, and will con?
sist In pari of i hose who were present
nt to-day's meeting and those who ex?
pressed a desire'in nerve mi the com?
mittee by letter. The meeting then nd
jotirnod, subject to the call of the
TABii:s < ORllKi rs PLACE.
A l'lghl Arrnuijeit Itatwecit Peter
Malter ?ml II IzhIiiiiudiis.
New York. De,.-. 6.?.Peter Malier, the
champion heavy weight of the world,
and Itobert Fltzslnimoiis, the chumplon
middle weight of tie- world, wire
matched this morning to tight to a
llnlsh near 151 Pnso, Texas, between
February Ulli and February 15th. The
details were arranged at a meeting be?
tween Dan Stuart, of Texas, represen?
tative of Fitzsiinmons. and Juan J.
Qtilnn, manager for Mah or, held at the
St. .lame.; Hotel to-day. Stuart was
empowered to make the match for Fitz
slmrnons, and as Qutnri was n.nxli us for
a contest^ arrangements wer ? completed
Without dllllculty. The purse to ho
fought for will be $20,000. When "Dan"
Stuart arrived here a few days ago to
arrange the matter between Corbetl
and Fltzsiiumoiis. In- stated that In
had the bultlcgroillld selected, within
live miles of El Paso, it is said to be
on Mexican soli.
The llotl < ni?? Society Co I'mlertntje
Itelief Work in Turkey.
Boston, Dec. A special meeting of
the Prudential Committee of the Amer?
ican Hoard was Ih-iiI this afternoon for
the purpose of request lug the Bed cross
Society, of which .Miss Clara Barton,, u?
Washington, Is president, to und? riakc
relief work in Turkey, as an Interna?
tional organization. A formal request
was adopted and will be forwarded at
once. A favorable response is hoped
It Is believed that this humane or?
ganisation being international In Its
character, Is the only one which can
successfulyy administer America's re?
ih f contributions in Turkey.
A relief ship, under Its auspices, would
be allowed to enter where the fears of
Turkish Government would allow no
European warship. While the acts of
\ the Keil Cross treaty in Itself recog?
nizes only relief In war. yet America in
making up Its own national body, asked
of the international head, the power to
whrk in great national and interna?
tional calamities the same as In war,
and Ihe privilege was given her to do
so. Thus Amt tic.', has by every provi?
sion the right to act In such n state of
things as now exists In Turkey, and
European countries may, ir they wish,
distribute their relief through the
United Suites Red Cross organization.
The dinieullles in distributing sup?
plies In that country will Vie lessened
by the c?-opcrntlon of the foreigner*,
and especially of the missionaries there
and the very presence of the Rod Cross
or the Bed Crescent may serve to ar?
rest bloodshed while it Is performing
Its legitimate work of relief.
? Ol ,11 OF AI'PF.ALH.
A I.nvgc Number ol" Uoclsloitx Elnmlcd
Richmond, Va.. Dec; 6.? The following
opinion* were handed down In the Su?
preme Court of Appeal? to-day:
IJy Judge Jumen Keith, President:
Jamison vs. Chesapeake and Ohio Rail?
road; from I lie Circuit Court of Juine.i
Maury vs. Commonwealth; from the
Circuit Court of the city of Richmond.
Hy Judge John "W. Rcllly: Crump vs.
Common wealth: from the Hustings
Court of Manchester. Affirmed.
Spooner's ex ecu torn vs. Illlblsh's ad?
ministrator; from the Circuit Court of
Alucmarle county. Affirmed.
Hy Judge R. It. Card well:
Burke vh. Shu vor. from the Circuit
Court of Itocklngham. Reversed.
Williams vs. Commonwealth; front tlie
Corporation Court of tlie city or VJun
Peters, receiver, vs. Anderson. From
I he Corporation Court of the city of
Hy Judge John A. llxchunan:
Tompklns. etc., vs. Orlllln'u executors;
from the Chancery Court of the city of
Richmond. A (Hi med.
By Judge George m. Harrison:
Trustees Emory and Henry College vs.
Shoemaker College and others; from tlie
circuit Court of Scott county. Re?
Ferguson & Hatter vs. Grottoes Com?
pany; from the Corporal Ion Court of the
city of Lynchbtirg. Affirmed.
Harris' administrator vs. Chesapeake
ami Ohio Railroad; petition to rehear
Shenandoah Land and Anthracite
Coal Company vs. I Use; petition to re?
Cllflon Forge vs. Brush lOlectrlo Com?
pany; petition to rehear denied.
Moucurc and others vs. Wren and
others! appeal and supersedcas award?
Ayors' administrator vs. Norfolk and
Western Railroad, Writ of error and
Richmond awl West Point Company
vs. Town of West Point. Writ of error
and supersededs awarded.
Atlantic Loan Association vs Pottus
trustee. Writ of error awarded.
Bloriebrccker. oto., vs. Hloku and oth?
ers. Appeal and supersedeas allowed.
Mnsolcy's admlnislratur vs. C. & O.
Railway. Writ of error refused.
Fort Wayne Electric Company vs.
I logo and others. Writ of error re?
Board of Supervisors of Powhatan
vs. Werthij Writ ot error refused,',
!""Wh'idsor vs. Snowden. Writ of error
Chapman vo', Dixie Land Company.
Rauh vs. Otterba.ck. Cause put on
privileged docket for January term.
Munford trustee vs.. McValgh's ad?
ministrator. Further argued hy Judge
W. R. Staples for appellant and sub
News' executrix vs. Bass, Bl'l wn &
(iaskins vs. llunton. Passed.
Goode * Co. vs. Georgia Home in?
surance Company. Argued by C. M.
White for plaintiff In error.
C. H. Causey, Jr., (|iiall(led to prac?
tice us counsel In tills court.
The court took no action in the Lu
nenbufg eases except that It dismiss?
ed on her own petition the writ of error
and supersedcas in the ease of Mary
Barnes, who Is confined In the penlten
A FURNITURE PC KM FAILS.
One of Hie I.urgent SIiinuliirtnvers in
I lie Country Aimlgus.
Chicago, 111., Dee. ii,?A. H. ?Andrews
A Co., one of the largest manufacturers
of office and school furniture in the
country, failed to-day. with liabilities
tvhlcli probably reach several hundred
thousand dollars. Tin- immediate cause
of the collapse was (he demand of the
Ok)he National Bank for payment of
two judgment notes amounting to
J2&,77t, which the bank had loaned the
company, The latter pleaded for lime,
bill It was not granted mid shortly after
noon to-day the attorney for the bank
entered a confession of Judgment In the
Circuit. Court In favor of the bank und
ugr.tust the company for lite amount
named. The company Is corporation
With A. 11. Andrews as ;>t widen! and
Fred. C. Holbrooke as secretary, and a
capital sioek- of $500.000.
Shortly before 2 o'clock the company
mode an assignment in the County
Court, the assignee being Fred. A. Hol?
brooke, secretary of the company. The
deed of assign men I places the assets i
at ?00,000 and the liabilities at Stoo.ooo.
The company Is said to have been In
trouble in tlu> way of IInances for some
months. Small sales and slow collec?
tions are all' ited to be the cause of the
The company made a very fine grade
j of goods In its line.
Prnyoil In Vnln lor His Life.
Raleigh, X. C, Dee. ?.?Ah executive
reward of $200 1m> been offered for the
apprehension 6f Samuel Newland,
wanted for killing Frank Steeiman at
Lenolr last week. There was some
trouble about a woman, and It Is stated
that Steelmnn had said he intended to
kill several :n< n. one of the hitter be?
ing Newland. The latter went to Sieel
man's shoe shop and charged him with
making this threat. Steelmun denied it
and on his knees prayed Newland to
spare his life. Newland was relentless
and shoi h-im dead. He then lied. He
Ik a brother of the Solicitor of that
district, and is of a prominent family.
Steelmnn Is a native of South Carolina,
where lie hud a wlfo and children. It
is supposed Newland has fled into Ten?
Cruelty to Aniiunls.
George Rappo, white, was arrented
last night by Agent Moore, of the S. P.
C. A? oharsed with working a lame
horse. The horse belongs to Charles
Charles Mitchell, colored, was ar?
rested last night charged with creity
to a horse.
President Cleveland Silently Slips Away troia":
Dally Mails and The Telegraph.
WILL CREATE HAVOC WITH THE DUCKS.
Tim Trip In < uiilciuplntlon for Homo
Time-To Itcst Arier Hie Labor ot
Compiling ami Wrltlsig His Mess
ngc \<,rth Carolina Bounds Ufa
W nshlngton. Dec. 6.?Taking artvari- ?'
tage of iiie admirable ducking v.'oatlior,
President Cleveland this morning about
o oolock sailed from Washington on '
the light-bouse tender Mvrtle to pursue
that sport in the North Carolina souuda V.
and rivers for a brief period. The trlp->
has been In contemplation by the Presi?
dent for some time asi a means of ro-'-&
creation after his labors of compiling '
and writing his annual message, hut
his dopUrUire to-day was conducted ,
with ho much iiuletness that even ,
some of the olllclals on duty at the Ex-"'
ccutlve Mansion are still unaware that n
the President has left the city. The
duration of his absence will, It Is un?
derstood, depend somewhat upon clr- :
cumstances. Five or six days, if game
in plentiful and duel; abundant, will
probably be availed or for the shoot- .}
Ing, und so far as can be learned at.'
present such adjuncts to civilization as
dally malls and telegraph facilities will G
not he In Immediate proximity to thejtf
party for at least two or three dayB Ott;
Poisons In the vicinity of the Presi?
dent's hunting ground had previously;
been communicated with, the usual.:
traps, decoys, and other supplies for a",
duck hunting, expedition have alrcady-fi
been placed and await the President's!.;
Captain Wilde, of the Lighthouse c
Board, accompanied the President. . i'jj*
Tho President and his party Is ex- |
peoted to arrive at the bboy yard to-'i
day, when they will be transferred to;
tho Violet and proceed south to Hat-:
terns, where blinds have been placed'
In Cape Channel nnd where they tvIU
do the most of their shooting.
(; S.B.M isn?' POIl iiinjioi?.
Tli? Wnsliinptou Diocesan Couveia? "f
tlon Tnlio Tlirco Ilnlletn.
Washington, Dec. r..?The Waahlng
ton lOpIscopal Dlocc?an Convention to'-jk
day took three unsuccessful ballots f?r-3|
Bishop, the failure being duo to the
operation ot the two-thirds rule IP'S,
vogue In the Diocese of Maryland and.'.V:
Delaware, which has been abandoned')
In the sixty-one other Dioceses, of tho'is
church, and v.-hk-.ij the new Washlitg-V
ton Diocese threw over for fututre con?
ventions after a spirited contest thl(||S
evening, while the ballots for Bishop?
were being counted by. the declslv^S
forty-five clergymen nnd forty-one lay- xj
men, against ' fifteen clergymen andjg
twenty laymen. This majority rulerfd
when put into operation nt a succeeding S
convention, will speedily result In an ''
election. In the bnllots for a Bishop.;W
voting being limited to clergymen, the ''
high church element controlled 26 votes. ;
out of tbe total of Gl. 42 being neces-\
sary to a choice. On the first ballot 18
were given to Rev. Mor?itn Dix, o?,\
New York; G to Rev. John S. Dlndsay?B
of Boston; 1 to Rev. "W. R. Huntington:^
of New York, the latter name being at ?
once withdrawn as Dr. Huntington had.;-.j
forbidden its use. On the second ballot'- '.
21 of the high church votes wont to' Dtgra
Dlx and 4 to Dr. Lindsay, Dr. Gree-rjsf.
remaining 1 being transferred to Dr.
Lindsay, and the third ballot, Dr. Dix|siv
being unchanged. ffifiB
Rev. Randolph McKlm, of WashfrjBV^
ton, on the t hree ballots received, ' re^j?
spectlvely, 18, 18, 19 votes. Rev. Ale*.
MacHay Smith, of Washington. S, 11, ...Oi^,
and the others scattering.
Tt is the general impression of:-thg*g
members of the convention that the
routine of organization will be com^e
pleted to-morrow, and that Mnother
convention will shortly he called to.-.-;
elect a Mishap under the majority rul&Hg
when Dr. MfKIm will probably "
chosen on the first ballot._
Sentenced lo tiro reniteiilluryi
Unnaus, Ivan., Dec. B.?Dr. R. "
Fox, a prominent physician, who v
found guilty of stealing tho body of M
Hates, was to-day sentenced to the pGn-?K
Iteiitiary for thrfee years. The trunk In.
which ti-.c woman's hotly was found hit&'-$
pasters on it to show that it had beeu. i
in the Union depot.at Kansas City sev'-A,,
enl e.-n times, and it is thought tho phyrfjfe
slivpn b >d been eondueting a wholesale.^
business of body snatching. '?.
A Scrlons Utterance.
Madrid. Dee. ?.?The Globe describes?":'
the paragraph In President'Clovcland,'???
message referring to Cuba as "an utter?
ance of serious importance." >
Do -Vot Delay It Vou Wnnt to_S|
Think of all-wool dr<?s goods ! lip
the newest shading nnd fancy effe
worth 40c.. ?Oc,'and 60c; no'while.
last at '.'Be.
All-wool r.orge In fancy cfCicls, w.
75c, now <m\y 37Vic.
Silk and wool dress goods, \vt>t
$1.28, now G2V6C. ??
SHU mixtures In hish are dross goo
worth $1.6?. now on'.y 7i"r;.
New, rourfh effects in 1 lack and-f
ored dress goods at now prices, '-v;
Boucle dress goods In blue, blaok t
Blankets, quilts, wrappers and fjro
lng sacoucs at new prices.
visit our new wool and art blllt n<Jr?
R. A. BAtlNDKRS. 172 Malt\
"Newest Dlscovsry'-'-'rlxE, tooth'
pain. sr. T. D. Rooms. Entice,-163