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' Boauoka Heal Estate. ?
?VOL; IX.-NO. 62.
"T^yANTED A HOUSE IN SOUTH
iRounoko. Desirably located; prico not
to oxooed $4,000. Also one lot desirably
situated for building; price not to ex?
WILHUR S. POLE & CO.
Wo can sell lots in tho bcart of
kho town at 25 to 40 per cent,
tower than any other lots near
them can be bought for.
?IMMONS, AMHLER& CO.,
RE A L ESTATE AGENTS,
Offi?o corner Washington and Water
O A I?E DEPOSIT l!OX ES FOR RENT
IO in the National Exchange Hank
?vault, where, bonds, deeds and jewels
uro safe from Uro, thieves, etc. Inquire
at the bank. nov2(i-5t
We beg leave to announce that we
have inuugurated tho "Magic; City
Transfer Co." and are; now ready for the
transportation of passengers, baggage,
?r freight. We have nice vehicles,
polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our ollice, 112 Jofferson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
novl?-lf Dtrv.m. & Smith.
A TRAMP KILLED.
An Unknown Negro While
Stealing a Ride is Mangled.
A negro man. a total stranger in the
city, was killed yesterday evening as
section number llu came in on the -Nor?
folk and Western road.
Tho train was composed of coal cars,
and as it slowed up, the negro was seen
Slipping down under the hopper on one
Of the cars, as if to make his esoapo
when the train stopped.
In some way bo lost his holding, and,
falling under the cars, ho was run over
The conductor of the train immediate?
ly notified the oflloials of the road, and
.?sent for Coroner Uruy, who, however,
did hot buhl an inquest, although he
viewed the body, and di cided that an
inquest was not necessary, in view of
the facts which were ascertained from
ah examination of three witnesses, one
of whom was the conductor of the train.
Tho coroner rendered a verdict that
the man came to his death by his own
golly by beating his way on the train.
Tho railroad, tho coroner decided, was
in no way responsible for Cue. death of
the man. The train was moving at the
time of the accldint about three miles
Tho deceased was apparently about
twenty-ilvo years old. He could not be
identitied, and had nothing about or
upon him that would inako known his
Tho body was badly disfigured, the
wheels having run over the shoulder,
tho upper portion of the breast, of t he
man anil neck, thereby almost severing
Jiho head from tho body. The hands
pad the skin almost entirely stripped
The body was turned over to Oakoy
<&. Woolwino for interment.
WHERE IS HKliPISIt ?
<Hf> Is Still in Obscurity?Will Suicide be
The whereabouts of llinton Helper is
.Still shrouded in mystery.
All elforts to Und him have proved of
no avail. The last that has been heard
from him was the letter, of which Tin;
Times has already mentioned, in which
ho said that his lifo was a disappoint?
As Helper was well known, tho alfair
attracted considerable, attention. An
account of the affair was widely pub?
lished, having been sent out by both As?
sociated and United Press.
Many people who were familiar with
Helper while he was here believe that
he has or will commit suckle.
RUN OVKR UV Tili: DUMMY.
Carprnter Doss Loses u E*lmb bj n Careless
R. F. Doss was run over by the dummy
yesterday evening near brick Row. Mr.
Doss is a carpenter and lives at 132
Sovonth avenue n. e. He attempted to
jump oU the car while it was in motion,
und was thrown under the wheels and
When the engine stopped and Mr.
Doss was picked up, it was found that
ono leg was so badly mangled that it
?would necessitate amputation. Mr.
Doss was carried to tho office of Drs.
Koiner and Gale, who performed the
operation early in the evening.
The Knights Get Now Uniforms.
The new uniforms for the Uniform
i*ank of tho Roanoke division of the
Knights of Pythias arrived yesterday.
There were fifty-four suits, and they
nearly filled the oxpress office. Each
Stilt eonsisted of a helmet, a oat of
dark blue broadcloth and a sword. Tho
helmets are ndornt tl with gay plumes.
Tho entire outfit cost $1.000.
Chnretttii on in? Run.
London, Nov. 34.?[Spcolal]?Lord
Randolph Churchill is hurrying to Lon?
don from Italy, believing that the ores
lent crisis in political affairs will hasten
A STARTLING INFANTICIDE.
The Body of an Infant Found
Near Alleghany Institute
My Two ?uro Women?Tho IJody Was In
a Paper Box?A .lury Summoned at 10
O'clock Last Night, hut No Verdict
itondorod?Further Investigation Will
hu Made To-I>ay.
A sensation was created at a lato hour
last night by tho finding of a dead child
in a hollow near Alleghany Institute on
Eighth street n. w.
Tho child was found by two negro wo?
men about il o'clock, but Judge llowcr
ton, who acted as coroner, was not noti?
fied until 10 o'clock.
Tho women woro named Amanda
Camp and Virginia Kioo.
? At that late hour it was difficult to
get a jury, but after some time tho fol?
lowing were summoned and started to
scaich for tho discovery of tho negro
Robert Ilopcroft, foreman; II. K.
Erbteile, It. A. l-'louryan, J. E. .(lowers,
and Dr. C. I'. Garland.
No physician could be secured to ac?
company the acting coroner and jury,
and it, was 12:30 o'clock before tho jury
found the place where the dead child
finally, being directed to the place,
they struck a match and there lay tho
object, of their search?a small paper
box containing the body of a well
formed white infant.
The only witnesses tha* could bo found
last night were the negro women,and all
the evidence that they could give was
that they was passing that way about 0
o'clock and noticed the paper box, and
upon examination its contents were re?
The coronor and jury had to group al?
most in darkness, as their only light was
by th" burning of match sticks. Undor
such circumstances they could not gain
any satisfactory evidence from the sur?
They found some small pieces of pa?
per scattered about the ground, and part
of a sheet was lying near.
The box in which the infant was en?
closed was a little larger than an ordi?
nary paper shoe box.
There appeared to be a cut in the in?
fant's head but with the poor light this
could not be established as a fact.
The child had apparently been dead
more than a day, and perhaps several
days. The concealment is pritua facie
evidence of infanticide, but nothing has
yet developed to point to the guilty
After viewing the body and sur?
roundings, the jury ordered the re?
mains taken to Oakcy & Woolwino's
undertaking establishment, and ad?
journed to meet this morning at 8
o'clock for further investigation.
? Ml!, SCHOLZ' DIltTHDAY
Celebrated hy a Serenade and Surprise
Yesterday was the twenty-sixth birth?
day of Manager Louis A. Scholz, of the
Virginia Brewing Company.
The employes and a number of the
stockholders and directors of the com?
pany, with the Machine. Works Hand,
serenaded Mr. Scholz last night at his
residence, opposite tin- brewery.
Among the parly of serenaders were
M, P. Scat. R. A. Bucknor, D. IL
Miller, Wm. Qeeitsch, H. Cruger, presi?
dent of the Virginia Brewing Company:
ThOS. Lewis, .lames It. Schick, R. S.
Rugell, C. l'\ Mandler, secretary of the
brewing company; S. Shoflner, 1). IL
Wasbburne, W. II. Forbes, Anthony
Oelsen, Fritz Schultz, .lohn Oelsen, R.
I). Laker. Otto Johnson, C. L. Puget, T.
C. Murray. Miss May Ludwig, of I'.alti
moro, Md.; Mrs. Mandler. and a host of
After the serenade the party sat down
to a right royal feast, and a good time
generally was had until it late hour.
Spec ches were made by Colonel
Lewis and Councilman Buck nor.
The toast of the evening was to Mi-.
Scholz, on his prosperity and good
health, and that ho may successfully
din ot the Virginia Brewing Company.
Colonel Lewis is a din otor of the
company, and was presented with a
German drinking mug.
Commercial Club Meeting Adjourned.
The dir< ctors <-f the Commercial Club
met at the club rooms according to
announcement last night, but adjourned
immediately to meet Monday night at
the same place.
Death of Dev. S. S, Tuppan.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28,?Rov. Sam?
uel Salisbury Tappan, a Congrega?
tional clergyman, died last night of
pneumonia at St. Joseph's Hospital, this
city, whither he had been n moved
from his bearding place. Deceased was
born in Boston in 1833. He graduated
fr. tu ArohorstCollege in 1883, and was
pastor of chinches at Conway, N. 11.,
B. idgi w ater and Martini's Vineyard,
Mass.. and Winterport, Me. lie was
obliged to give up his labors in the
ministry h cause of throat troubles. The
r< mains will be taken to New Hamp?
shire for interment.
dailies M. Wise Dead.
Richmond,Nov. 28.?|Sp; cial|?.lames
M. Wise, a well-known tobaCC mist, and
a nephew of Ex-Govornoi* Henry A,
Wise, and a brother Congressman Goorgo
ii. Wise, ilu .1 ? :i.o:u;nir,
KE, VA., SATURDAY ft
WORK ON THE R. & S.
Four Carloads of Mules for the
The work on the Koanoko and South?
ern railroad at this lino is progressing
with inoreasen rapidity.
The work of excavating and filling in
tho foundations for the passenger and
freight depots will be completed within
The plans for these buildings are be?
ing made, and tho word of construction
win be commenced us soon as the suit
with the. (ir.s and Water Company is
brought tb a termination.
Tho railroad company at one time
comtemplatcd taking tho original suit
to the court of appeals.
A Times reporter was informed yes?
terday that a compromise of the case is
probable, und that tho parties to the
suit, are coming nearer together every?
Four car-loads of males arrived here
early this morning, to he put on t,v?
work. Of these two car-loads uro for1
.Moorman <fc Co., "who are coustruot
ing the second four miles from the cit ?;
one for Timothy Conroy, who has the
first four miles, and one for Kliason
Porrow Sc Lindsay, sub-contractors for
a part of the lino let to ICllason Bros.,
now have 123 hands at work, and are
making rapid progress.
Moorman & ( o. will domploto their
shanties ami stables in a few days, atid
will add 100 hands to their force within a
There will bo 600 men on the division
of the road between the summit of the
Ulue Ridge and Koanoko within two
The sawing of a hill of half a million
feet of lumber for trestle work has been
I The Twin-City daily of Thursday says:
: This afternoon the Koanoko and Soutb
I cm railroad connects Winston-Salem
I and Slonoville.
i Conductor Johnson informs us that
the last rail will be laid to the latter
place by dark and it is probable that a
large crowd from all the surrounding
country will be present '"to make the
Tili: ix K I . I n VESTS.
Murlborougli Takes Fifty Thousand Dol?
lars of Glasgow Stock.
Glasgow, Va., Nov. 28.?[Speeial] ?
Tho Duke of Marl borough and party
left here yesterday for New York,
pleased with tho Southern tour and
their stay at Olasgow. The duke, in
company with Prof. Proctor, the state
geologist of Kentucky, and several
olUoers of tin- town company, spent yes?
terday in riding over the mineral prop?
erties and examining the ore deposits.
The dUko's visit result! d in his send?
ing a cablegram last night to London
for fifty tho.:sand dollars in the stock of
the syndicate there known as the Glns
gow Town Company, which has recently
interested itself in Glasgow to the!
amount of one and a half million dol
lars. The duchess also purchased a num?
ber of lots and OXpresscr herself in the
presence of several of the party'as more
pleased with Glasgow than any of the
n';w cities of the South they had visited.
The duke carries with him constantly a
kodak and frequently during his ride
would delay the party to catch with his
lense gome charming bit of scenery
which plased his fancy.
AMERICANS t.N tSEEMANY
Celebrate Tlianks^i vine; Day With u
Berlin*, Nov. 28.?[Speeial] -Thanks?
giving day was celebrated bore yester?
day by four hundred Americans, who
attended a banquet given at Knist-rlioU',
by Mr. Chapman Coleman, secretary of
tho American legation and charge '
d" a Hairs during the visit of Minister
Phelps to the United Slates.
lie gave a toast to Emperor William !
who. lie said, had adhered to the avowal |
made at the time of his accession to the
! throne, and that ho regared himself as !
tho first servant of the state.
Coleman also gave a toast to Prt si- !
dent Harrison, which was responded to >
by Kev. Mr. Sherwood, of New York.
THE RICHMOND TERMINAL.
l'lve New Directors to Im Elected at the j
New Yoiik, Nov. 2p.?[Special]?At
the anhual election of the Richmond
Terminal Company, on the 0th of next j
month, the complexion of tho directory
j will be completely changed, five new 1
I members coming in.
The names of the new directors are ;
I .lay Gould, George Gould, Rus- !
j sell Sage. Abrain S. Hewitt and K. 'I. i
Wilson, the two last named gentlemen ;
coming in at Inman's special request.
The names of the outgoing directors
can not be learned yet.
Tbc Ulks at Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va., Nov. 28.?Norfolk
Lodge, benevolent and Protective Order
of Klks, is celebrating its fifth anni?
versary with a banquet and s< oial ses?
sion at the Masonic Temple. There are
a number of prominent Elks present
from various parts of the country.
a Fanner Crushed to Death.
Charleston, W. Va.. Nov. 29.?
?lames S. Monk, one of the best known
citizens of this county, had his bead
crushed Thursday between two logs,
which he was unloading from his
wagon, at the mouth of Cook creek,ntttr
Sissouville. lie was instantly killed.
CniCAQO, Nov. 28. ? (Special]?A mes?
sage has been received at the llyde Park
police station saying that the steam
barge lying at her pier in South Chi?
cago exploded her boilers this morning,
I and asking that a physician be sent,
PARMELL'S MANIFESTO ISSUED.
He viill Not Voluntarily Give Up
t the Leadership.
Hp Kays It Would lie Disastrous to the
liest Interests of the Party for Ulm to
Withdraw at the Present Time, and
Appeals to the Irish People to Sustain
LoN?ON, Nov. L'S.?[Special]?The
manifesto which Parnell promised to is
Btie to-day. dealing with all the ques?
tions involved in tho presen* political
crisis, was made public this afternaon.
It definitely settles that Purnoll will
not voluntarily retire from the leader?
ship of the Irish Purlirtnentary party.
The manifesto is of great length, and
so'.s forth why, in Parnell's opinion, it
would bp disastrous to the best interests
of the party for him to withdraw at the
Parnoll defied his political opponents
and appeals to tho people of Ireland to
sustain him in the stand he has taken.
London. Nov. 28.?[Special]?A close
friend of I'arnoll, whodeclarod that I'ar?
noll regards the movement to expel him
from tho leadership of the Nationalist
party as a radical revenge for his sup?
port of tho loyal grants last summer,
and says that this view of tho case can
be supported by documentary evidence.
His friend considers the Irish parly, if
resolved into its elements, would have
(Hadstone. ho says, has had his re?
venge bh the man he imprisoned in Kil
malhman jail, and who Inter compelled
tho Liberal leader to consider the de?
mands of the Irish people. The meet?
ing against Parnell's leadership, his
friend declares, was carefully planned.
A canvass has been conducted by
members of tho Irish parliamentary
party who are opposed to Parnell's re?
tention of the leadership, with the view
of ascertaining how tho poll is likely to
go at Monday's meeting.
Tho result was the securing of
.pledges from fifty-three members <>f the
party to vote against Parncll.
Among those who have given pledges !
are Abraham, .lohn Harry, t'arew, i
Chance, Clahcoy, Commins, Condon,
Cox, Crilley, Loasy, Diekson, .lohn
Dillen. Esmondo, Einucano, Fox, Plynn,
Oil.hoo.lj, Timothy llealy. Maurice
llealy, Jordan, M. .1. Kenney. Kilbrlde,
Knox, Tayloij Lahb, Levy, MoCartan,
Justin McCarthy, Peter MuDonalc,'
Molloy, Moreough. Murphy, .1. 1".
O'Brir'n, Patrick O'Brien, P. J. O'Brien,
Arthur O'Connor, O'Mnllon, O'Keefo,
Quinn, Reynolds, Koche, Sexton,
Sheehnn, Shcopy, Stack, Timothy Ban
eel, Sullivan, Tanner and Wi ld*.
Anti-Parnellltes also rely upon the
votes of Win. O'Brien, T. O'Connor, Hill
and T. 1). Sullivan.
The adherents of Parncll, who have
announced their intention to stick to
their old leader through thick and thin !
number 23,namely: Plane, By mo, Henry ?
Campbell, Conway, W. .1. Corbet, J. O. J
Fitzgerald, Edward Harrington.llayren, |
.1. E. Kenny, W. A. Mac Donald, '.Mac- |
N'eall. Maguivo, Mahoney, .1. P. Ma- :
loney, Jos. Nolan, .lohn Redmond, Wil- !
Hum Redmond, and Shcil.
Tho eight doubt ful members art". Dal- t
ton, Folry, Harrison, Loamy, Justin I
McCarthy, McKonna, O'Oorman, Mahon
At a meeting of Scottish liberal
members of Parliament to-day, a resolu?
tion was adopted di elat ing that Parnell
ought to retire from the Irish leader?
Both supporters and opponents of Par?
tiell in the Irish parliamentary party
have agreed not to hold meetings or
begin popular agitation in Ireland re?
garding the Nationalist leadership until
after the meeting Monday.
Duni.ix, Nov. L'S.?[Special]?Arch?
bishop Walsh writes to the Press as fol?
lows: -'The Parnell matter is altogether
too grave to enable me as an individ?
ual bishop to fool warranted in making |
any public statement of my opinion
with reference to it until I have had
an opportunity to consult with my Epis- j
??1 understand that tho Irish Purlia- ,
mentary party will meet on Monday to I
decide what action shall betaken in tiio
lamentablo crisis with which it stands
'?It. is easy to o Hicelvo (bat a decision '
of our Parliamentary representatives
may have the elfi ct of opening up a new .
phase of the Irish national movement, 1
and that the situation resulting from!
their decision may bo one that, will put
upon the bishops of Ireland, collectively,
as wi II as individually, tho very grave !
duty of considering whether or how far
it will bo in our power to continue in
the future to place in the Irish Parlia?
mentary party that confidence which as
a body, we have felt justified in placing
in it, m the past."
The archbishop adds that he would
be unable to support in any of the con?
ceivable circumstances suggested by tho
uevs Irish National Liberal party. Ho
concludes mysoriously as billows:
?Let me. in conclusion, say that for
the last few days certain events of not
very remote occurrence which seem,
however, just now to have almost passed
from the public attention, have been
very prominently before my mind.
'? With the reeolli uiion of these things
before me I am, 1 confess, unable as yet
to feel absolutely convinced that we are
even now in position to form filial judg?
ment on the case out of which the
present unhappy crisis lias arisen.
??In this 1 may be illogical, but it is
better to bo illogical than to run the
risk of being uncharitable or unjust.
"At all events, this is a matter that,
in the circumstances of time, must now
be decided one way or the other before
Financial Situation Butler.
LONDON, Nov. '-S. ? [Special] ? Ad
. vices from But nos Ay res say the finan
I olal situation there has improved.
L 29, 1890.
Tho Alabama Senatorial Contest
Montgomkhy. Ala., Nov. 2S.?I Spec?
ial]?On tho official joint ballot in tho
assembly to-day at noon, two candidates
for Senator, Watts and Kolb, were with?
drawn and tho contest narrowed down
to Pugh and Gov. Seay.
This resulted in Pugh, DO; Seay, 3V?.
Pugh was declared elected to his third
On invitation of the two bouses he
addressed them, expressing his grati?
tude and discussing Iiis record as a
Democrat, the situation of the country
so far of the two great parties are con?
cerned on the leading issues of the day.
Aftorwards scores of members and
friends went up and congratulated him.
BURNING o!-' a steaheu.
Crew and Passenger* Jump Ovorbonrd to
Save Their Lives.
New Orleans, Nov. ".'s.?[Special]?A
dispatch from Bayou Sara says when
the fire on tho steamboat T. P. Leath?
ers was discovered yesterday, the boat
was in mid-stream, under full headway.
She was at once headed for Point Breeze
landing, opposite Port Adams. Miss?
People gathered on the front, deck so
as to be as near shore as possible and
waited there as long as possible, while
the steamer was being driven in under
full steam. As the boat nearod the
banks those of the rousten. who could
swin began to jump into tho river and
boforo the boat was within a hundred
yards of the bank, the watT around her
was black with struggling men.
The officers of the boat stood to their
posts and did all they could to pro.cut
frightened passengers from jumping
into the river.
Who the boat got within a few hun?
dred feot of the bank even the fore deck
became so hot that it. was impossible to
stay there, and all on board were com?
pelled to jump for their lives. Most of
them were provided with livo preserv?
ers, ae.d it is believed all of those who
waiteil until the last minute to jump
got safely to thi? shoro.
One white deck passenger, unknown,
and four colored members of the crew,
were drowned. So far as known, every?
body else escaped.
ja ill is on .v co. tail.
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It. K. Jamison, the Head of the Firm, n
Pnu.A DELPHI A. Nov. 28.?I Special]?
B. K. Jamison & Co., bankers and
brokers, have suspended and assigned
to Samuel Justice Thompson. The Arm
could not realise upon assets.
N'othing regarding their liabilities or
assets could be learned. The firm has
not carried on a very largo stock brok?
erage business for somo years past, be?
ing chiefly Interested in promoting
financial proji cts.
B.,K. Jamison, the head of tho firm,
is largely interested in the Edison Kb C
tric Light Company, of this city, being
its vice-president. He is also a director
in the Fourth Street National Bank,
West Philadelphia Bank and Safe De?
posit Company and West Philadelphia
Mutual Savings Fund and Trust Com?
Jamison is also treasurer of the famous
Clover Club and one of its best known
members. Jamison is also a veteran
four-in-hand driver, and his tally ho
coach, "Rambler," is well-known
throughout the east.
The linn consists of It. K. Jamison,
Win. M. Stewart. J. Henry Korshaw,
Philip F. Kelly and A. ?. Plummer.
The local sti ck market was unallotted
by the failure.
lie Will Represent the Seventh Soutl? Car?
olin? Congressional District.
CoLUMniA, S. C. Nov. "3.?(Special]
?The Miller-Elliott contest, invol/iug
the question as to who was entitled to
the olection from the board of State
canvassers, terminated to-day in Col.
Elliott's favor, and he has received the
certificates of election entitling him to
a seat, in tho Fifty-second Congress from
the Seventh district of South Carolina.
Tho board of Stato convasscrs having
failed to come to a conclusion, tho con?
test was transferred to tho supreme j
court upon an application in behalf of J
Col. Elliott for a > ri* of mandamus to
compel the State board to declare a ro
sult in his favor.
The Supreme Court, after a full hear?
ing, decided that Elliott was entitled to
the certificate of eleotion, and to-day a
writ was issued, directed to the Stato |
board, ordering them to declare Elliott
duly elected by a majority of 177.
The writ was served upon the mem?
bers of the State board at noon, and
soon thereafter tho board met, and in
pursuance of the order of the court, de?
clared Elliott duly elected and the
secretary of State issued a certificate of
election to him.
Frau.ce Refuses the Lymph.
Paris, Nov. 28.?(Special!?The
French govormcnt will uot allow the 1
Importation into France of Prof. Koch's
lymph. Tho rotusal of the custom offi?
cials on the frontier to admit tho lymph
si at to Pasteur by Koch was based on
the ground that the Importation of
medicines, the composition of which is
not known, is illegal, the law prohiblt
| ing such imports.
Opposing the Lima mil.
London. Nov. 38.?JSptolal]?The
Star (homo rule) opposed tho Irish lan>i
bill Introduced in the House of Com?
mons last right. The measure, the '.star
'< Bays, is has. d upou fraud aud is, sure
I to end iu disaster.
Everybody read? It.
ICE THREE CENTS.
AMONG THE GHOST DANCERS.
The Indians Still Excited ancf
Cutting Themselves With Spears and
Knives-Uneasiness Among the White?
Near Oklahoma?Genoral ?rookn stays.
Though, that Every Hour Lernen?
c?icaoo, Nov. 28.?I Special |?A opo
cial from Wichila, Kansas, says that;
reports from Fort Ueno tell of a greatly
increased excitement among the ghost
dancers and considerable accessions to>
their ranks, especially from among tbo
Kiowas and Apaches, who seem most
interested and inclined to he turbulent.
The more excitable redskins are out
ting themselves with spears and knives,
and tbe sight of blood has had the effect
of greatly arousing the warriors'spirits.
O Yuanab and several other well known
chiefs reached the scene of the ghost
dancing last night and they appear to
havo been bearers of some information
from the North, which so inflamed the
blood of several lodges of braves that
they mounted their ponies and approach?
ed the foitand dared the sohlies to come
out. Runners sent North by Caddos and
Kiowas have not yet returned. Scouts
are too look out to intercept them, as it
is feare d that the reports of bloodshed
may hasten the outbreak. The greatest
uneasiness prevails among the whites
on tbo west border of Oklahoma and in
tirocn county. Texas.
Washington, Nov. 28.?-[Spcolal]?
The War Department is in receipt of a
number of dispatches from tbo seat of
the Indian troubles, all indicating an
improvement in the situation.
General Hrookn says that every boar
lessens the strength of the dlsaffi oted;
that Littlo Wound has come into the
Fine Ridge agency and that bis brother
braves are following him. Short Kull,
of the Rosebud agency, one of the most
troublesome of the Sioux, and his fol?
lowers to tbo number of about 500
lodges, returned to i'ine Ridge Tuesday.
BIG STRIKE ORDERED.
6,000 Alabama Coal-minors to
Go out Monday.
HiRMiNQUAM, Nov. 28.?[Spcolal]?All
coal-miners in Alabama, some 8,000 in
number, have been ordered on a strike
lAXonduis Pocgmhar 1..
Some of the men art* not pleased at
the order, but the loaders say the inon
will all go out.
Sonn? days ago a committee of the
mini' workers' Union asked for an ad?
vance in wages, which the operators re?
fused to grant, and orders for a general
strike were issued.
thk i;uvki:nmi:.nt iu;sinksh
Given 1'rlorlty Until the Christmas Hol?
London, Nov. 28.?[Spi oial]?In the
House of Commons to-day, W. II. Smith,
the government leader, moved that thu
government business bo given priority
until tho Christmas holidays.
H was proposed, be said, to bring up
tbe Irish land bill for its second reading
on tho day next. This announcement
brought a chorus of Ob's ! from tho op?
Labouehero protested that tho rights
of private members were being wrenched
away from them.
Gladstone insisted that tho opposition
was entitled to demand a further and
fuller statement of the government's
proposed course, of action regarding tho
time of the House after the Christmas
Or. Tanner (Nationalist) accused the
government of false and discreditable1
conduct regarding its promise of the
After further debate. Smith's motion
was carried by u vote of 223 to 173.
Tanner. W. A. MaoDonald, Kenn nnd
Shcchan were the only Nationalists
who voted in tho negative on tbo motion
to advance Halfour's Irish land puichaso
bill to its first reading in the llouse of
Commons last night.
Tin? house, by a vote of 185 to 102.
rejected an amendment proposed by
llrndlaugh disapproving the govern?
ment's proposal conimuto hereditary
?pensions at twenty-seven years pur?
No More Suiill Notes.
Washing, i on, No\ .28.- [Sp< olal]?Tho
Treasury Department to-day di olined a
proposition from New York to issue two
million dollars in Treasury n.dc? of
small denominations in exchange for*
gold coin, on th?? ground that theae
notes can he legally issued only in pay?
ment of silver bullion, or in exohange
for Treasury notes of a larger denomina?
tion. There aro about eighteen million
of these notes now in circulation, and
more will be put out as soon as the pur
I chase of silver is resumed next Monday.
I The proposition indicates an extraor
i dinary demand for small notes in Now
Death of a Prominent Memphis Ida?.
MKMPins/Tenn., Nev. 88.?[Sp cial|?
P. S. Davis, ex-prosldent of tho First
! National Hank, and prominent in Mem?
phis, died suddenly this morning of
apolplexy. Tho deceased came recently
1 from New York, whero ho has resided
during tho past few years, and was a.
candidate Tor tho position of colli otur of
ihe. port of Memphis.
Bdward falconer Mtton Dead.
Dublin, Nov. 28.?ISpi c.ial|?F.dward
Falconer Hitton, M. A. Q. C, one Ol tho
commissioners under tho land net of
iS81, is dead.
The Weather To-Day.
For Virginia: Fair und w?rnv: till
Sunday night; southerly winds.