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Great Disappointment Expressed at the Presi?
dent's Absence From the City.
PROBABLE DELAY OF TEN DAYS CAUSED.
Civil Service EtuICH AmcutlcU -t'orty
Five Additional Employments
Atltleti?I'ostollioe Kniiilojc? For?
bidden to Visit tlic Copilot lor
Washington, D. C. Dec. ".?So far as
Speaker Reed's Influence goes the con?
clusions reached in the contested elec?
tion cases now before tin- House will
be based on the law and evidence anil
without regard to partisan considera?
tions. Upwards of fifty members of the
House have applied for assignment to
the Elections ''1111111111110 and many Of
these gentlemen have preferred their
rennest personally. Mr. Heed has re?
peatedly sought from these applicants
nil expression of opinion as to the spirit
in which their work would be under?
taken In He- event that they be placed
upon the committee. To such as he has
tallied he has expressed a desire thai the
work should be expedited, in view or tin
very considerable expense which will
accrue to the Government from delay?
ing a settlement of the cases, and he
has also emphasised his belief that the
committee's conclusion shall in- wholly
free from pollticinl bias and that each
contest shall be settled strictly upon Its
There Is now apparently little doubt
that two Elections Committees will be
formed in order to facilitate matters,
and It Is among tin strong probabilities,
so far ;is any one can anticipate Speaker
Reed's actions, that tin- Chairman 01'
the two committees will be Messrs.
Dnnlels, of New York, und McCail, of
Tin- President has amended tin- civil
service rules and brought into tin- ,-las
sllletl ail-nit forty-five additional em?
ployments. The nmcndnu nt reads that
spi . ial departmental rule No. 1 is adopt?
ed i.y striking from the list of places,
excepted for examination In the de?
partment of labor, statist leal experts
and thempornry experts. So much of ex?
ecutive orders us provided for special
ag< nla is revoked.
Great disappointment was expressed
by members of the House to-day that
the President should have loft the city
yesterday, and thus have delayed lay?
ing before ihum the information con?
tained in i.ord Salisbury's reply to Sec?
retary Olney's letter, which reached
Washington lusl evening. Such of the
Representatives as feel a keen and pa?
triotic interest in Hi.- Venezuelan bdun.
dory question have expected that the
British Premier's answer would be Im?
mediately forwarded by tin- President
tn a special message to Congress. The
President's absence will prevent the
Hons.- tor possibly ten days from re?
ceiving this informal ion unless some
other method for procuring it is reach?
ed. Mr. Livingston, who is conspicu?
ously friendly to Venezuela, believes
that In- has evolved a plan which will
e,< t the Salisbury letter before the
House by next week. This plan looks
to the Introduction of a resolution, when
tin- House reassembles on Monday, call?
ing upon the Secretary of Stale fur his
letter to l,.?rii Salisbury, written In
.Inly last, ami tin- British Premier's
reply, received yesterday, If this he nut
incompatible with tin- public service.
Mr. Livingston will ask the Immediate
consideration of bis resolution, which.
If it lie adopted, may In- followed by Hie
correspondence within the next twenty
four or forty-eight hours.
Hills wer opened at he Treasury to?
day for vcntlllntlng the New York
post-office. The Dnlton Company of
Charleston. S. C, at ST.OuS, were the
? ? ?
The Postmasler-General to-day issued
the following significant order respect?
ing all postal employes.
"That hereafter no postmaster, post
office clerk, litter carrier, railway pos?
tal clerk, or other postal employe
Khali visit Washington. whether . on
leave, with or without pity, for tin- pur?
pose of lulluenclng leglsn.llon before
Congress. Any such 1 mployc who vio?
lates this order is liable to removal.
Postmasters ami other employes of
the postal service me paid by the Gov?
ernment for nt tending to iheir respective
tiuiies assigned them which do hoi
include* effort- to secure legislation.
That duty is assigned to the represen?
tatives of Hb' people elected for that
"If bills are Introduced in either
branch of Congress affecting the postal
service upon which any information or
recommendation i.< desired, 1 am ready
at nil times to submit such as lies In my
power and province."
At 11 O'clock to-day Sir Julian Puunro
forte, the British Ambnssndor, came to
the Slat" Department bearing in one
of the characteristic blii? envelopes
with the accompanying red seal, which
from the distinguishing features of
British diplomatic correspondence, Lord
Salisbury's reply to Secretary Olney's
note In regard to the proposed Venezue?
lan boundary nrbltrntlon. The docu?
ment was In print willi the usual wide
margin for notes and printed in Hie
customary legible type, pertaining to
such communion lions. The British Am?
bassador was saved the necessity of go?
ing through the formula of reading lo
Secretary Olney the exceedingly lengthy
and argumentative communication, of
Vilich lie was made the ollicinl hearer,
by perceiving Hint Secretary Olney him?
self had a duplicate In his hands which
had been transmitted to him by Aui
hassndnr Bayard by the same sic'tiner
as that which conveyed Sir Julian
Paunceforte's missive and which had
OOTiserthentb' reached him last night.
This naturally shortened the ofllclak
ceremony. The presentation of the note
barely occupied ten minutes; the read
lug would linvo consumed several hours,
sir Julian Pauncefortc left the Depart?
ment before 11:15. Secretary Olney
himself shortly afterwards disappeared
and his confidential clerks declared with
much emphasis for some hours after?
wards that the British Ambassador had
not been at the State Department to?
day and that the British note had njt
yet been received. '
)lar.\ I a ixl Ktipuwsos Other States nt
Atlanta, (la., Dec. 7.?Maryland has
surpassed all other states. South Caro?
lina excepted, in her representation at
the Exposition. The military exceeds In
numbers the displays of any other two
States combined, with the exception
made. Chicago and New York days,
brilliant as they were, are excelled by
Battlmorcans. The parade of 1,400 mili?
tary was imposing. The line comprised
the Fifth and Fourth regiments. Com?
pany It. First Regiment. Captain Fish?
er commanding; First Naval Battalion,
commander Emerson: the 'late City
Guards, of Atlanta. Brigadier General
Scott commanding; Col; Frank Mar?
shall commanded the Fifth Regiment
and Col. William Howard. Hie Fourth.
The column marched down Whlti hall to
Alabama, to Broad, to Marietta, to
Penchlree and through to the Exposi?
tion grounds.escort lug Governor Brown,
of Mai.viand, and his staff. The bands
played. "Maryland." "Dixie" and other
Southern airs, while thousands along the
streets cheered the soldiers continually.
Tin- day was bright aild beautiful, u
crisp wind blowing from the West.
Governor Brown reviewed the column
from the stand In front of the Pehhsyl
Speeches were delivered in the Audi?
torium, Governor Atkinson speaking for
Georgia. His remarks were very short.
l>ut his welcome was cordial: Governor
Brown responding, was received with
long applause. Mayor Porter King
spoke fir Atlanta, expressing in a few
words tin- pleasure of his fellow citi?
zens at the presence' of the Mary landers.
Mayor Hopper followed. Rev. W. i\
Murkland, orator of the day. spoke nt
considerable length and with line ef?
fect. Daniel Miller. President of the
Met chants and Manufacturers' Associa?
tion, of Baltimore, made the closing ad?
dress. Tin- exercises at the Auditorium
wire followed by a reception for the
militia and civilian visitors. Mnryhind?
ers left to-night nt 11 o'clock for homo.
Armenian itruinl RelnlinllMii,
Washington. Dec. ".?The (Turkish
Legation received from the sublime
Porte the following telegram under to.
"Armenians of Alntah poured poison
in the water used by the inhabitants
[ of lhe city for drinking purposes. The
authorities of Kouzltchowy (Erzeroum)
have again arrested one Armenian
wearing the Mussulman costume with
"A certain number of Armenian riot?
ers disguised as Georgians and armed
with Henri-Mnrtlnl guns, attacked near
Sakerduglil (Stvns), fourteen Mussul?
man travellers, capturing live. Tin?
nine otlu rs were able to take refuge in
a neighboring village These brigands
made also prisoners eleven Mussulman,
Including two women of the surround?
ing localities. They slaughtered in the
most horrible manner l lie nine men.
after cutting their cars nnd pulling out
their eyes, and took away with them
the two women. This act of cruelty
and roblnry. like all those previously
described, could not have been executed
by the "Armenian instigators, but with
the object of provoking similar acts on
lite part of Mussulman's against the
non-Mussulman's and of gaining by
this atrocious way the whole public
opinion in their favor. Unnecessary
to say that the Imperial authorities
display all their efforts to prevent the
repetition of such-occurrenc-. s."
RllrO|)C lillAspeel ofllie Irish (lllCHflOII
London, Dec. 7.?An article written
by Mr. William O'Brien for the Review
Polltlquo on the European nspci t of the
Irish question, has attracted unwonted
attention owing to the devclopir 'Us
in the East. Mr. O'Brien nrgues 'that
the Irish bond of sympathy with fing:
Innd's enemies has not entirely disap?
peared. Tin- new movement begun in
Chicago ought to lie for statesmen a
matter iif study.
The Irish-Americans have Iho power
to arouse an enemy that England has
the most reason to fear in the world.
The young men of the Gaelic Athletic
Association, lie says, would form a
ready-made army for a French or a
Russian expedition, which would put
rillcs in their bands, and they would
capture Cork and Limerick and hold
them long enough to allow Irishmen to
rally to their flag. Mr. O'Brien Is of the
opinion that Hie English floel watch?
ing tin- channel could not prevent a
I landing In Ireland.
Great Britain Alter slum.
London. Dec. 7.?The latest instance
of, British greed for new territory is
the proposed pit tcetoratc over Lower
Slam, which would place the whole
Malay peninsula from Singapore to
isurmah under British rule. The West?
minster Gazette states that the exten?
sion has been on the cards for years
nnd has been clearly explained to
Franco. Such a protectorate, it Is
claimed, would he welcomed by the Ma?
lays, who are now only nominal tribu?
taries of Slain, while the mineral and
other resources of wealth in the cDiin
try are of great Importance to Great
Britain. The other papers surely re?
fer to the acquisition in a similar strain
as If It was the natural consequence of
the position < / the territory between
countries already hehl by England.
Capiniii DrcntitH Escapes,
Paris. Dec. 7.?The Intrnnslgcnnt soys
It Is reported that Captain Albert Drey?
fus, who in January lust was publicly
degraded and confined in a fort to un?
dergo a life sentence for having divulged
Government secrets, has escaped from
tin- forts in French Guiana, in which he
lliiyivootl In JIuu_-.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Dec. 7.?The Gov?
ernor has signed the warrant which
Illings Harry Haywood, December 11th.
AMERICAN TOBACCO CO
By Declaring a Dividend on Common Stock
Create a Sensation.
TO FIGHT THE PLUG MANUFACTURERS.
Various ltcrtMun* Assigned fur Pass*
lug of I>1 vielen?! on Common Stnrli
Said i? Hp ISccntiac Money won
Wanted lit rigiil Western I'lng
New York, Dee. 7.?it Is only once In
a lung time, thai suck excitement is
seen on the lloor of the Stock Exchange
ns Characterised the opening this morn?
ing. < >f late the Industrial slocks have
been monoiiollzhig tin* attention of *peti
Ulators, ahd each has taken its turn
in surprising operators with some wild
Yesterday it was Chicago tins which
boomi d up. To-day it whs Tobacco
which broke wide open. The brokers1
fought und climbed over each other
to g? i as near the centre of the crowd
When the gavel dropped a roar as
of a tempestuous explosion hurst out,
and holders of American Tobacco stock
who read litis morning that the direc?
tors had decided to pass the quarterly
dividend of :s per cent, upon the com?
mon shares, threw their stocks over In
The price at I ho close lust night was
7S"., bid, 7'.? asked. This morning II was
offered four points down, then 5, then
ti. tlu n 7. then S. and then '.? points be?
low yesterday's last rale, in the first
few ksoeonds after l<> o'clock 8,000 shares
had been sohl at prices ranging from
75 down to 70.
The Inavy dealings continued, 1.000.
3,000, 3,000 and 4,000 share lots being
thrown over between 71 and 7". in the
llrst live minutes 37.000 shares, had
changed binds, ami the price had set?
tled nrOUIld 71 to 71'. Tobacco shares
are only $.',n pur. so that in full shares
$1.850,000 had been traded in.
for months, tobacco slock has been
declining on the war with the plug to?
bacco manufacturers, who resented the
making of plug tobacco by a company
which had previously devoted Usu'lf
to ilie production of cigarettes.
Cigarettes have for some time prac?
tically been given away by both sides,
the pine, manufacturers having started
in to make them. The galleries of the
Stock Exchange wen- crowded by curi?
ous spectators, who always gather when
such a movement Is promised.
The cause of the commotion In to?
bacco was an unexpected announce
meiil by tin- American Tobacco Com?
pany that white I he usual quarterly divi?
dend of - percent, on the preferred slock
would In- paiil In February the custo?
mary quarterly dividend of 8 per cent,
on the common due at the same time
would not be paid,
Tic sensational action of the Ameri?
can Tobacco Directors passing the Feb?
ruary dividend on the common stock,
and thi- method of making tin Ir deci?
sion public lias cVeated a great deal of
dissatisfaction nAong- local stockhold?
ers. In order Id i\nke their opposition
effective and for i\intnal protection a
movement has been vet on fool to form
an association of stockholders.
.1. S. Mache Ai Co. ilnd Rolston ft
Mass. both members oS the New York
Stock Exchange, who n\;e the head of
the new movement, this afternoon is?
sued the following statement:
"To ilie Stockholders of the American
"The recent remarkable developments
In the affairs of your company, coupled
with tlie persistent decline In the price
i :' your securities, lends us to regard
the present as an opportune moment
for the assertion of the lights of the
security holders. We believe that a ma?
jority of the stock Is to-dny in the
hands of tin- general nubile and not
represented on the Hoard of Directors,
as at present constituted.
?AW. therefore, ask the cm-Operation
of our fellow stockholders, with a view
lo seeuie greater publicity and detail
in tin- company's reports, and to en?
force adequate representation on the
honrd. Stockholders are requested to
communicate with either of the under?
signed, stating tin- amount of their
holding!-:, and their addresses."
Secretary Joseph .1. Brown, of the
American Tobacco Company; said there
was a majority of the company's di?
rectors la the' factory in West Twr-nty
seennd street Friday and they decid?
ed to issue a notice thai tin- dividend
on the common Stock would he pass?
"We don't call it u quarterly divi?
dend, but simply a dividend." laid
Secretary Brown. "We lirst declare the
dividend on tin- preferred slock and
then decide what we will do about Un?
common stock; Our surplus of $7,000,
(. in January last was not in cash. It
was represented by Investments in our
The company last summer paid J1,000,
000 f r the cigarette business in ('ana,la
and its reported $225.000 Tor the Hall
factory In New York. These two pur?
chases equal in amount the company's
estimated surplus for 1895.
Wlint Major f.illler IIiih to Mity on the
Richmond, VfL, Dec. 7.?Aljij. Lewis
Hinter, wlio attended n meeting In New
York of Hie Board of Directors of the
American Tobacco Company, returned j
to-night, and was seen at his home a
short while thereafter by a Dispatch
reporter, who Interrogated htm as Id
the effect that the non-payment of the
February dividend mi tin- common
slock, and the consequent slump in the
niarket value of the stock, would have
on the holders In Richmond. He did
hot appear to think that the matter wan
of much importance, and referred the
reporter to the statement made over
the company's signature. I
MaJ. Hinter said, while a considera?
ble amount Of American Tobacco Com?
pany stock was held In this city, the
holdings wore principally of preferred
''Haven't you a considerable block of
the common Block'."' he was asked.
"Oh. Indeed 1 have," he replied, "and
1 purpose holding It. 1 think the hold?
ers of the common stock nie a great
deal more frightened than hurt"
'Pile sentiment on 'Change to-day up
pnared to be that the American Tobac?
co Company stock transactions would
dlTcct members of the tobacco trade
here but slightly.
Vjj $1. p. .1. Kotow,
Spiritual?Sunday services, average
attendance, Bible class, average at?
tendance. 7;' br.'fcssed conversion, 2;
Hoys' Gospel'lArmy. average, 231; Ju?
nior Bible class, is.
Physical?Gymnasium classes, night
averaged. Uli busltiess-iuen's averaged,
14; Junior averaged, 33; individual exer?
cise, total, 3^3; physical examinations,
17; visitors to gymnasium, 639; baths,
average daily. I.".
Special occasions?Thanksgiving Rc
ceptlon, Jithjoi* Recaption, two enter-J
tdlnments, two class exhiblll uis.
Oonoral work- Directed to boarding
houses, II; secured positions. :'.; tempo?
rary assistance rendered. 14; mem bet's
added, 'lfi; present membership, 410; ave?
rage mnnber'of visits to building daily,
.Members arc now received upon I he
payment of $2 down, f- in thirty days,
and Jl In sixty days.
Several wall furnished bod-roonui
with steam Wuat and baths arc for rent
in the building
lionld Tax ?sscHsmeutN Sei Aside.
New York, Dec. 7.?Judge Russell. In
the Supreme Court to-tlity, rendered n
decision in tin; matter of the taxation
of the Goulds Jiullvlilniilly and tis exe?
cutors of tlielj} late father's estate. In
which the assessment for 1885, made by
the Commissioners of Taxes and Assess?
ments, is setvaside. It was claimed
by the Goulds that the Commissioners
had no authority to make the assess?
ment, which was on $10,000,000 on the
Gould estate, $400,000 Oil the estate of
George and JlOO.nftn on the estatl s of the
others, on account of their being non?
1 Judge Russell linds that the Goulds
In ISU3 removed front hen- and Hint
George took up Ills residence III l.ake
wood. N. J.; Helen M. und Howard to
I Irvinginn. and Rdwutd to Tarrytown,
while the Ofllce of the estate of Jay
Gould had also been transferred to
Tarrytown. All the estates are. there?
fore, adjudged out of the jurisdiction of
Hie Commissioners here and that they
were so ut tin- time the assessment was
A Present for Everybody.
Can be selected, and something hand?
some, yet Inexpensive, at Nusbtiiiin's
BpCcldl sale of books, art lioveltlCS and
pictures. These goods are the very best
on the market and you can easily select
something to please your taste and
pocket-book in the mammoth assort?
ment of books, by tin- set or single vol?
ume, for obi and young. Plcttin s lor
parlor, boudoir or library in excellent
taste. All new and cheerful juvenile
books this week will he sold at less
than cost of production. Every reader
of The Virginian Is cordially invited
lo attend tin' grand sale nl
N IS HA CMS BOOK AND ART
PLACE, l-'S Main St., Norfolk. Va.
Sole of Horses ami Mule*.
Attention is called In the unusually
largo and smooth class of stock
to be sold at the Norfolk Horse Ex?
change Tuesday, December loth, 1895.1
Besides about 150 horsed of all kinds,!
including some very large and heavy
drafts, and some loppy riders and
drivers; also a pair of milk white city
broken and trained drivers, to be
sold at auction. They will offer at pri?
vate sale one fine large Spanish Jack
under full guarantee, and three nice
hacks. Also over one hundred choice
mules, on account i I' having '"" many
inub s wo are selling them very cheap.
Be sure in attend and get your share
of the bargains. n
American ?lisHloimric? al Adii/.nhiir
Boston. Mass.. Dec. 7.?The following
was icceivd to-day by Rev. Judson
Smith. Secretary of the American
"AdabaV.nr ladles well. Communica?
tion uninterrupted. The missionary
force al this station consists of Misses
Laura Fiirnhiim. Marlon Sheldon and
Susan C. Hyde. Miss Farnlinm belongs
in Newcastle, Maine; Miss Sheldon in
West Newton. Mass., and Miss Hyde
in Norwich, Conn/'
Anteile Hives Sat Necking ? Tilled
Richmond, Va.. Dec. 7.?A rumor has
been current here that Mrs. Amellc
Rives Chanler, the authoress, wro was
recently divorced from her husband,
was about to marry a French Count.
Mrs. Chanler authorizes the Dispatch
corrcspondont at Keswlck tri state that
there is !i" truth in Hie report.
i Hood's Snrsapiw illn, taken at this
season will make you feel strong und
vigorous and keep you from sickness
It a p idly Approaching.
Xmas Is nearly here and to meet the
wants of the legion of customers of
"The CvtHket" Mown. Greenwood
Bin. have in Block and duly receiving
lots of new aim desirable goods in
gold and silver watches, diamonds,
clucks i f all shap.'s. brass goods, onxy
gdodH. lamps, tables, line bHc-U-bl'RC,
leather goods, spectacles, eyeglasses
and a choice line of umbrellas nnd
canes. To Insure a rapid sale- every?
thing is offered on tin; very cheapest
margin. You will save time and money
by patronizing "The Casket."
Have You Soon?
Haven't you seen Dr. Week yet?
tVc iin i- Nobody.
The handsomest Jewelry store nnd
the best line of goods In Norfolk.
CHAPMAN & JAK EM AN,
Not Less Than 500,000 of the Unfortu?
nates Killed or Dying.
THE VENEZUELAN BOUNDARY DISPUTE.
SIi-n. Sluybrlch'M Cime in Ite Itecon
hldcrcd -Comments of tin- ltritKli
I'rrKM IJituiiiniwiiHly .Vgnlnst Arbi?
tration ConccriiltiH i in- Kcliwinbliru;
London, Dec. 7.?What Information
Is obtnltiuble nnd the nature of the Con?
sular reports that are reaching; the For?
eign Oillce conllrm the worst fours of
Hie destruction, Of the Armenians with?
in the area front Treblzoml, southeast
of Van, then southwest to Alexandrot
to, oh the Hay of Isknnderoum. from
Alexiindretin slightly northeast to Kit*
ra-lllssar and from Karu-Hlssar north?
east to the Trcblxond. Whole Chris
Ihm towns und villages have beim pil?
laged und burned und their Inhabi?
tants massacred. Those who have
been left ulivc have been forced to
abandon their faith and turn Mohum
incdans. Accurate details concerning
tin- condition of the Consulate remain
wanting, but there Is no reason to doubt
the reports derived from fugitive sur?
vivors and the better soi l of Turks, who
have not shared In the outrages, that tl
similar condition of alia Irs exists In
those places. The correspondent of the
Speaker, the paper which llrai gave
publicity to the Armenian outrages, is
now known lo have close relations with
the Consulate In Constantinople, und
from information derived from thOlll he
estimates .that not less than ROO.OOO
have either been killed or lire now dy?
ing of starvation beyond the chance of
He says that after the soldiers had
sacked the Armenian towns and vil?
lages. Hie Kurds completeed the plun?
der. The latter mixed what grain they
could not carry oil' With dung und set
fire to the house:--, leaving the people
with no food and their homes heaps of
The Ambassadors have advised the
Porte to permit the Ited Cross Societies
to undertake the relief of the distressed
people, but the presence of hundreds of
Ited Cross agents would reveal honoris
that the Porte must conceal. This fact
debars the possibility of the Govern?
ment giving Its assent to the plan.
The representative of the United Press
who has been for some time In Constan?
tinople, has received :i letter from the
liadjin Mission, which begins with the
words: "We areallve, praise the Lord."
The letter refers to the permanent
part that Circassians have taken In the
atrocities around liadjin ami says Hint
ten thousand Circassians and Turks
wen? actively employed in sacking the
Christian villages. The Governor did
nothing to protect the Christians ami
even refused Hum permission lo defend
themselves. He did, however, promise
the aid of regular Turkish troops who,
the writer slates, were of the same fea?
ture as those engaged in the murders
In the face of these statements, the
ofllclnl Turkish statement, repeatedly
communicated lo the press, that order
has been restored everywhere become
If the Foreign Olllce published all its
information, says the speaker. Lord
Salisbury would not dare to appear in
public, lie would be mobbed in the
St i eels.
The report that Sir Philip Clirrtc. the
British Ambassador, has called in Blue?
jackets from the British guardshlp to
guard Hie F.mhnssy Is doubtful.
It stands in its own spacious
grounds overlooking the golden horn.
Its one entrance Is (bulked by massive
structures. In which guards hip con?
stantly on duly. A strong and solidly
built lion fence, ten feet high, sur?
rounds all the grounds'. Report has it
that its internal armament Includes sev?
eral cannon. Sir Henry Elliott, the
British Ambassador al the lime of Hu?
ll, posit km of Abdul Aziz, deemed the
security of tin- Embassy si.mplotc
that he took hone of the extra precau?
tions adopted by other Ambassadors.
Said Pasha has chosen the best refuge
ill He- city. In ll.venl of Hie Sllllan
being deposed and the powers selecting
.-> successor pledged to reforms. Said
Pnshn is the man who is most likely to
he made Grand Vizier.
Letters have been received from
Aden slating that the Arab revolt in
Arabia is spreading. Indian pilgrims,
arriving al Jcddali. have been warned
that it is unsafe for (hem to attempt
to proceed lo Mecca without an escort.
Medina, Hie city which contains the
tombs of Mohammed, is Inaccessible,
being surrounded by insurgents.
Sir Matthew White Ridley, the Homo
Secretary, has undertaken to recon?
sider the case of Mrs. Florence May
brick, the American woman who is un?
dergoing: life Imprisonment on convic?
tion ?>;' having some years ago poisoned
her husband, a well-known Liverpool
merchant Mrs. Mnybrlck's friends are
hopeful that Sir Matthew will Und
grounds lo release the prisoner.
In accordance with unvarying prece?
dent, the reply of Prime Minister Sal?
isbury to the note of Hon. Richard
Olney, Secretary of Stale of the United
States, on the Venezuelan dispute, will
not be Issued by the Foreign Office
until it Is presented to Parliament. It
will be a surprise to every one of Lord
Salisbury, in Iiis reply, has not tlrmlv
declined to admit the right of the
United States to interfere In the dispute
between Great Britain and Venezuela,
especially to insist Hint the whole case
shall lie submitted to arbitration. The
English public takes small Interest In
the dlf-fciutc, or the attitude of the
United States in the matter. Not the
remotest reference to the subject bus
been made on the political platform.
Comments, according to the newspa?
pers, is unanimously against tiny arbi?
tration concerning the territory within
the Schorn burgh line.
The Statist says: '.'Neither for Its own
sake, nor ours, la it expedient for the
United States to put forward a claim
ua of right to dictate how we ?null con?
duct a dispute with another country
relative pj territory that has long been
hehl by the British. Tlic United States
Government is entitled t<> offer its
Rood olllces. but there is a wide distinc?
tion between these and Intervention
based on the ground that the United
Stub-, has the right/to forbid any
<iovernsnciit in tliuAmilorid lo enlarge
the area under Its J'tflRsdlcll m In any
b"'"l o) the American'" continent. Still
tin re Is no occasion for heroics. The bit
of territory In dispute Is of small value,
while good relations with the United
States art! of the highest value to us and
The Spectator says: "President. Cleve?
land addresses t! rea I Britain In the tone
of n mash r In laying down prinpclplcs
so absolutely. Mis sentences road as
If t'ircai Brltiiln had been ordered to
choose arbitral Ion or war. Negotiations
will nei be tarried on In that tone un?
less lire President of the United States
und the America Ii pcopu 'uro seeking
war, a crime of which we would not
even menially accuse them."
The IScoiioiiilsl, treating of the same
subject, declares that Mr. Cleveland's
words menu that Great lirltnln must
not defend what she considers lier own
soil against any Spanish-American
Stale under penalty or the United
for Lord Salisbury to yield to such
States declaring war. It Is Impossible
pretensions, y< i it is more difficult for
htm to deal with them so as to avoid
exasperating American feinting, ills
only sensible course 1b to repudiate
seeking for any extension of territory
and do nothing, leaving on Venezuela
or the United States the responslbllil
ly for aggression.
All of these supposed leaders of high
class opinion In England make lite
usual com man place references to the
American vote Inllnencltig the utter-:,
nnccs of those In political life.
Alluding to the suppression by the
Foreign Ofllcc or the consular state?
ments concerning the massacres at Au
stolla. the Spectator says It hopes the
foreign tominlttee of the American Sen?
ate will procure the publication of Mr.
Terrell's dispatches, as It Is quite clear
that he has not minced matters in
reporting to his Government.
The Pres? Chili's .Miillnoe.
Tile matinee given under the auspices
nf the Press Club at the Academy yes?
terday afternoon was a great success,
except In the size or the audience, Which
was not as large us It should have been
when the character or the entertain?
ment Is considered; The entertainment
consisted, tor part first, a vocal and In
slrumcntnl concert and spcclnltles. nnd
for part second. "Esmeratda" was put
on, Jjt the opening Herr Hans Mettkc
gave a vIoTmcelTo solo. Caooltc-TTOtt/S.' m
(), by David Popper, nnd It Is needless
to say that ho handled the bow with
skill and effect. Mr. iredell Jenkins
favored the audience wllh a solo, and
US might have been expected, he great?
ly pleased all who heard him. Miss
Lottie PlnoiiM gave two numbers?the
Butterfly Dance and n rope dance?and
excelled in both. It Is wonderful how
this little lady has danced right Into
the hearts of till who have had the
good fortune lo see her.
The next number on the programme
was n recitation from Mr. Frank An
fcllottl, in the base-ball game. Air. An?
lehnt i as a run-maker has few supe?
riors nnd his rendition yesterday
brought down tile house.
Miss ROMWCll, of Suffolk, sang a solo
with exquisite sweetness, and won no
end of compliments, nil of which were
The recitation of "The Marriage of the
Flowers." by Miss Kilon Ten Eyck
Macy, was one of the most pleasing
features of the entertainment, and
(treatIy pleased her auditors, who count
II gooil fortune to have seen her.
In "Esmernlda" nil were good. The
only difference In the enst of yesterday
from that of Wednesday evening was
the substitution of Mr. Rdsar B. Dawes
ns the Marquis de Montcssin, for Mr.
Duncan. Mr. Dawes hud only a short
notice in which to prepare for the part,
hut II is needless lo say that he ac?
quitted himself handsomely: Too much
praise cannot bo given Mrs. Lucius
Merrill. Miss Hamilton McCnrrlck,
Miss Sue Yeatman. and Miss Mary Ti.
Thtirston, who, in their respective roles,
acted most charmingly. Mr. C. W. P.. |
Lane. Mr. H. S. Pally, Mr. E. M. j
Isaac, Mr. Frank Antlloltl and Mr, TO.
E. Dawos, the rtenllemen of the oast,
contributed much to the excellence of
tin- programme. Upon the whole, the
nftcrhonn'a entertainment wob one of
the best ever given by amateurs In the
The accompanists in the concert were
Profs. Koorner and Miller.
WHHilBT'N |U0 MA1X STREET.
See,,ml Week of Our Great December
Clearing Kale Of All Winter Goods
Capes. $.1.98, wore $7; jackets. $4.98,
were $S: capes und Jnekets, $7.98, were
?10: jackets, $9,48, were $12; fine seal
plush capes, handsomely trimmed with
Jet and fur. $9.98, were $16. "This will
probably be good bye week to all wraps,
as there Is only 1 to 4 of each style
left." lied Comforts, 19c, 6!lC., B8c,
$1.78 and $1.98. worth SO per cent, more;
wool blankets. $1.50. $1.98, $2.48, $3.98,
$4.LT,; children's merino vests, 8c, 10c,
12 He.. 17c 19e.j 21c and 25c; children's
wool vests. 25c, 30c, 35c, 40c. 45c, 50c
up; ladies' Jersey ribbed vests and
pants. 15c.. 25c, 37',6c, 49c, 75c and up;
gents' shirts nnd drawers, 25c, 39c,
48c, 50c. 75c. $1. $1.19, $1.25.
Illg bargains In lace curtnlns, che?
nille portieres, umbrellas, kid gloves,
handkerchiefs, dolls. Jewelry, etc.
WRIGHT'S, 19G Main street.
< oine MOW.
Be In time for your holiday photo?
graphs and portraits. Now Is the time
to call at J. 11. Fnber's, corner Church
nnd Main streets. All photographic
work finished in the latest artistic
style. Old pictures copied. Prices
moderate. Fine assortment of frames
Just received. Call and examine them.
?'Newest Discovery"?Ext. tooth; no
pain. N. Y. D. Rooms. Ennes. 1G2 Main
Found in a Ditch Where the Bocly. t"
Been Thrown by the Murderer. J;
JUSTICE HAWKS HOLDS AN IKQUES
Til e Jury, Aller? I nil Iiivctl ignlloJl
1X01 Ii es Thiit Iii? l.lttlo Ou?'lt|
IIh Ilenlh nt. the HiiikIn of Noi
l.'nhnoivn l'crHun-WIio Air? 'it
No better locality could be found' _
this section for the perpetratlon'/oKS
murder than the Broad Creek turnpike
and nr> better place could : be foukiug'
temporarily get rid of the body^bj
murdered person than tlic big ditc
which run along on either side of iliri
road. It Is true that a body could',
be hid there very long without dig'
ery, for hundreds of people pass al;
the road every day and . night, bu
body thrown in one of these big ditc
al night would probanly remain titii
covered until morning, by which'.(t
the murderer could get away and 'C<*
up ills or her tracks.
Perhaps this Ik why one o? these.';
ditches wns selected Friday'nlght,'.p:
Hlbly by some Indiscreet motherv~.tr
grave for her murdered child?mui'>
ed possibly by her own hands.
It has been said that hundreds of
pic drive along the road every dajvtt
night. It was late Friday night .wjj
two gentlemen, on their way to Norfo!
noticed what looked to he a bundle-:
clothing lying in one of those dlt'cl
about hnlf a mile from the toll g1
They stopped their horse-, one of t
alighted to Investigate and found th?
In the body of a young female .-Ihfi
nicely dressed. Their discovery.^yjij'
once reported to Justice A. H. Hitf
of Huntersvlllo, who early yeottrl
morning had Constable J. S. Cai'trJ,
summon the following jury of lnqttea
all of theih. from Huntersville: iXifi
l.ennon. foreman; j. Johnson, 'AV+I
Tennis. F.. R. Hawks, W. T. Stevens OJl
J. J. ftansome.
At 0 o'clock yesterday morning ,tt
jury visited tlie spot where the.-boc
was found, and took but a few mintitt
to discover that the little one -
murdered. TBy whom the m u rd er^wi
committed they could not tell, 1)W
was plain that the child wan ch'ojj
to death. v/fiT
The exact verdict rendered b>
Jury was as follows: "We, th'e^
Und thn.t the white females chlld^l
in sold ditch come to-her-death jjsft
use of violence at' the" hands of ?,'a*t
son or persons unknown to this'-Jui
Constable Carmine willitiakcJOT
endeavor to learn the ideritlty^TMl
child, and If successful !t Is piofil
that Its mother will be placed undfcr-''!
Hilli Year of Knslness X.if?.
We will celebrate by exhibiting^
best line of holiday goods overseer
this section. Useful, ornamental^
cheap, three reciulsltes that ;'.woritsj,
to attract careful seekers for, 01x^1
mas presents. Every one- known h
prices are . right, as wo keep, husjffi
up by putting prices down.' ,!;
CAFES AND CLOAKS?Mako^Tpjl
nnd acceptable Christmas PXsljjj
Prices now lower than carller2ttg!
season.i ius all must be . sold : befl'l
Christmas. Beautiful plush capea.'WH
cloth capes, $2.50 to $10. - SIH
A NICE DRESS PATTERN .?3TV*
AW A V?As a Christmas present:^*
ti<- sine ti> make home happy. Ut
you can buy one from $1 to $10(tiWW
big saving In the price.
TABLE DAMASK AND TOWBtjS
A nice table cloth and napkins,^
dozen beautiful towels will '"'' irmStw
frugal housekeeper happy, ;.'-'-|Wi8?S?g
low prices for high grade c1uautyi?"fi'
KID AND CASHMERE -GIi< "
Impossible to describe our stoe
will sell the only genuine1 Fost'
lug gloves, prices $1 and Sl.GO.'?;,
button kids, 7f>c. and S9c.,;the?"
gauntlet kids, $1 a pair; ladies
nnd children's fur top glovjesi':
$1 a pair; men's Scotch gloves
pair; ladles' oashinere glovee,
! mitts, 10c, 15c. a pair.
OUR CHRISTMAS TRA?I
I ALD- Wool skirts, f Uli' slze^l
75c; warm winter skirts, 10c.r'^
I men's wool sticks, 12*yic, was 20d
I and children's hose, seomleaS?!
ported Hermsdorf dye hose, T?1,
Windsor ties, 9c. each; h'eihHtlf
Windsor tics, lie; crochet ?llki
1 for 25c; sewing silk, all co;
large linen dinner. napkins;";'??'
fringed doylies, 25c dozert^
ered pillow shams. 25c a pair; "
percales. 7c. yard was, 22,?.
brown and white cottorin, 5c.;'
red table damask, 19c; oaltl
extracts, 25c. a. bottle.
mirrors, jewel cases, shayiri^O
bottles, manicure and droha'
albums, handkerchief an&vijli
collar and curt boxes,;'^jiujl
trays, flno fans, portuniery,
plated spoons, forks dntli^rj
smokers' sets, aprons, feath'e*c
numerous other goods. All:'
HPECIAK. PRICES COjt.*;
Tbls Week on Dress Goods-,,.
am Monds Just ?bcui
All-wool dress goods, \vdjr
25c. .??' '";".
Many novelties at half? p:
Fancy weaves, worth 7Sq;ft
Black, blue and -brown. /<i
boucle dress goods, fror? 50'
"Will open our Holiday ..?<
week. R. A.'??JJ;
The Correct Tltlr'
For correct thing in spec
[glasses call on. Dr. y/ecki