Everybody reads It.
VOL. IX.-NO. 72.
Investors, observo your opportunities.
Now is the time to buy special bargains
in real estate. Wo bavo a lot fronting 25
feet on Kailroad avenuo, 75 foot east of
llonry Btrcet, almost at tho foot of the
overhead bridge, for 87,00?; $l,7.r>0 cash;
92,090 of this amount runs for nearly
?ve years in payments of 32.r> per month.
WILBUR S. POLE A CO.
?Rooms a and 4, Exchange Building.
Wo can soli lots in tho heart of
tho town at 25 to 40 per cont.
lower than any other lots near
them can bo bought for.
SIMMONS, AMHLER& CO.,
ttEAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Office corner Washington and Water
NOTICE?Oa and after Docombor 11,
the otUeo of the Roanoko Gas and
Water Company will be at Rooms 11 aad
IS, second floor, Exchange Building,
eorner Salem avenue and Jafforson
street. J. C. RAWN, manger. doc9-lw
We beg leavo to announce that we
have inuaguratod tho "Magic City
Transfer Co." and aro now ready for the
transportation of passongers, btggage,
?r freight. Wo have nice vehicles,
polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our office, 112 Jefferson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
novl3-tf DuvAi. & Smith.
THE R0AN0KE DEVELOPMENT
3s ready to enter into negotiations with
parties wishing to establish
M A N I? F ACTU RINO ENTE RPRISKS
A RT111 N( rTOf i G lLPIN.
General Manager Roanoko Develop?
ment Company, Roanoko, Va. dco5-lm
An Interesting Programme at
the First Ward School.
The chapel of- tho First ward school
building was packed yesterday afternoon
with the friends of the school to enjoy
tho pleasing entertainment, that had
boon arranged for by Miss Stono, tho
vieo-orincipal of the school.
Tho interesting programme by the
pupils of tho school was supplemented
by several excellent selections by out?
Tho following is tho programme:
Song, "Tho Old.Homo Down on the
Farm*'?Miss Flcda Allison.
"Virginians of tho Olden Time."--Miss
"Guilty or Nu? Guilty.'fc?Miss Mary
Duett, "Tho Pilot Rrave."?Misses
Hartt. and Hawks.
"Kentuoky Philosphy."?Miss Ida
"How* tho Ladies say Oood-Ry."?
Misses Elliott and Knopp.
A Lullaby?Mrs. .1. F. Templo.
"Checkmate."?Miss Grace RuforJ.
"Fagin ia Jail."?Dick Burks Wil?
Tho following pupils of Miss Stoae's
composed tho calisthenic class: Hattio
Hartt, Russia Firoy.Allio Armstoad,Ros?
si? Hartwell, Maggie Dowers, Lula
Dyer, Ida Elliott, Elva Knopp, Sallio
Moody, May Jones, Lizzio Tinsloy, Hat
tie Dupriesfc, Carrlo Hawks, Joe Anglo,
Sarah Lowell. Leila Waro, Wertloy
Croasy, Mattie Wilhton, Fleda Allison.
The ealisthenio drill showed tborougn
training, and all tho selections by tho
pupils woro well rendered. "The Pilot
.Rrave," & duot by Misses Hart and
Hawks, was exceedingly well done for
girls of thirteen.
In the representation of "Fagin in
Jail," Diok Burk Williams displayed
To Represent Uoauokc at Ak1*?tIUo.
E. C. Pcchin, general manager of the
Virginia Development Company, has
been appointed by Mayor Evans as a
delegate to represent Roanoko at the
Southern Inter-SUte Immigration Con?
vention, which meets at Asheville,
N. C December 17. Mr. Pechin will
also represent Ruena Vista, the Bu
ehanan, Salem, Radford, Graham and
Max Meadows land companies, and the
Virginia Development Company. The
convention is a very important one, and
Mr. Pcchin is thoroughly acquainted
with tho advantages of this section, and
docply interestad in securing immigra?
tion to Southwest Virginia.
Tlir Contour Map Completed.
City Engineer Dunlap has prepared,
with groat care, an excellent contour
map of Roanoko, which ho will send to
Rudolph Hering, sanit?rjengineer, who
will, by its aid, make tho plans for the
sewerage system of the city. Mr. Dun
lap has been at work on this map for j
nome time, and just finished it yester?
At tlio Commercial Club.
S. II. Chariten, of Pittsburg, Pa.;
Professor Thos. A. Gatoh, of Fredorlok,
Md.; W. T. Allen, of Philadelphia;
Chas. Swanson. of Roston, and K. G.
Goodlow, of Maryland, wero registered
at the Commercial Club yestorday.
Ot.u exchanges for salo at Tiik Timbs
offiee: ?0 cents per 100
THE FEDERATION^OF LABOR.
An Enthusiastic Public Meeting
Held Last Night.
Speeche? by Edwurd Donnelly, Kopreaea
tutiven of tliu Different Union?, and of
(ho Morning Newspapers U> u Packed
Ilo'uae? Another Public Meeting Two
Weck?* Hence?The Laws the Federa?
Federation Hall was packed last
night when J. T. Joyce called the pub
lio meeting of the Federation of Labor
to order, President Henderson being
He stated that the object of the merit?
ing was to bring the attention of work
ingmon to the importance of organiza?
tion and for the general discussion of
the ways and means by which organized
labor could accomplish the desired re?
J. L. Curry, of tho Carpenters and
Joiners' Union, was the first .spjjaK^or.
He said that the present -wrangiings in
Congress over a Btrrotly political meas?
ure, when the country needed the pas?
sage of measures for the rolicf of the
financial condition was sufficient proof
that the time has come when the labor?
ing peoplo of tho country can no longer
look to politicans for relief. ?
lie proceeded to show boa- a strin?
gency in money matter affects tho
laboring classes more seriously than the
Ho closed with a'strong appeal to all
members of different trades to lend
their help and influence to the more
perfect organization of labor.
Edward Donnolly, of the American
liuildur, of Cloveland. Ohio, was next
introduced. He hail asked members of
labor organizations what they know of |
the political history of this country j
and oftentimes met with tho reply that '
they know comparatively no; hing. The
men who band themselves together for
the protection of their own interest and j
for tho elevation of their classes should I
realize tkn value of that information;
that, there was something intellectual I
in tho organization us well as tho man- ?
lines.* of standing together Tor mutual j
benefit, lie also spoke at some length
on the importance or unity of purpose
and concert of action, and belivcd that
the time was near at hand when thiy
movement of the present would he seen ;
to be a prelude to the llnal accomplish- :
ment of the purposes of tho organiza
Chas. I. Stewart, of Tin: TIMES, was
iutrod?ced as the next speaker, Ho
enlarged on Mr. Donnelly's platform of
education?calling attention to the Ira- j
portanoe of tho members of labor j
organizations informing themselves on !
the general topics of the day. lie bo
lievod that the recent movements of the
laboring men and farmers indicated a
political upheaval, ami that the people
were getting ready to rule tho United
States. He was in sympathy with tho j
organization of labor, and believed that 1
if properly directed, without trespassing
upon tho rights of others, would result i
in much good, not only to workiugmen j
but to all other classes.
Jas. A. Pugh, of the Herald, was the j
next speaker. Do was heartily in
sympathy with the organization of !
labor, and believed that cvory follower i
of a trade should unite under tho Du.ii- I
ner of his respective union, lu refer- I
ence to tho national meeting of the
Farmers' Alliance, he said that ho
would rather enlist under the leader?
ship of T V. Powdurly than L. L. Polk,
tho president of t he Alliance. Folk, in
his opinion, was endeavoring to use his
position to get up a Presidential boom
for himself. He believed Polk to bo a
Miohael Driscel, president of the
Hoilor Makers' Union; J. W. Canning, of
tho Painters' and Decorators' Union,
and Mr. Wright, president of tho
Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel Workers, made earnest and inter?
esting sppeches, urgiDg more thorough
President Joyce announced that
another public meeting will bo held two
woeks from last aight. and that promin?
ent members of the city bar were ex?
pected to address the meeting. Ho
stated further that it is the purpose of
tho Federation to use its influence for
having the mechanics' lien la* amended,
tho adoption of an apprentice law, a
weekly paymont law and the abolition
of the contract labor law.
Heforo tho meeting adjourned Mr.
Curry said that he wanted to express
his gratitude to tho papers of the city
for their favors, and urged the members
of the Federation to subscribe for them
and read them carefully
The Northslde M. K. Church Matter.
Tho Northsido building committee of
tho Methodist Church, with T. T. Fish
buruo as chairman, has purchased a lot
on Third avenue, for which the pr?c;'
paid was t?:t,auu. The lot is back of the
Hotel Folix. Steps will now be taken
fo.# the building of tho Northside
MethOflint Church Property to be Sold.
An order was issued by Judge Robert?
son in the Hustings Court yesterday
allowing the trustees of tho Methodist
Episcopal Church South, to sell their
lot back of tho Campbellite Church.
The order also provided that an alley,
ten foot wide, bo opened to tho north?
ward, on the property.
A Ciena Sweep in Lynn.
Lynn, Alass., Dec. 10.?jSpooial | ?
Tho Republicans made almost a eh an
sweep at tho city election yesterday.
E. Knowlton Fogg, Republican, wa.
elected mayor over Ceo. H. Xcwhull,
workingman, by ftlS plurality. Five
Republican aldermen wero clvcn d and
KaiitUud, Fowler & Co. Vmll.
Sah Francisco, Dec. 10.?[Special]-?
Eastland, Fowler &. Co., wholesale
crockery and glassware dealers, have
failed. Liabilities $102,000, assets
E, VA., THURSDAY;^
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A TALK WITH MR. DUNLAP,
He Has a Plan for Paying for the:
City's Sewerage. Vjj
City Bngineer Dunlap yesterday sug?
gested that be would like to add ouo
little idea to the sewer question now
being agitated by TlIE TIMES:
"Some citizens," said Mr. Dunlap,
"think after wo shall have borrowed
8300,000 to begin tho construction of
sewers, wo will have to keep on borrow?
ing until the city is properly provided
'?I did not mean to have it so under?
stood in mv talk or Saturday last. My
idea is this (and possibly Mr. Herring's j
as well) that a comprehensive plan be
adopted which will determine the cost
of a sewer system adapted to the needs
of tho entire city, from cast to west,
from north to south. Then begin this
system by borrowing $20,0.000.
"Now we will suppose that the esti?
mated cost of this entire plan will
amount to $350,000; to this must bo
added engineering expenses, a fair iaar
gin for contingencies, and interest upon
the ?200,000 borrowed money.
"When we shall have determined tho
proper amounts to bo addod to the $350,
000 (and they are susceptible of calcula?
tion), we will divido the total by the
aggregate number of lineal foot of sew?
ering contemplated under tho plan, and
the product will be the amount which |
shall properly bo charged agaiiiot each
front foot of abutting property.
"Then we must lovy a tax upon all
propert y as we proceed to lay the sewer.
This money is to bo collected, as other
taxes are. From It is to bo taken, first,
a nroper sum for tho payment of tiic in
torest account; second, a certain propor?
tion of the whole to provide a sinking
fund Tor tho redemption of the $200,000
bonds at maturity. Then the remainder
shall be applied to the laying of sewers
in tho other sections of the city as it
becomes necessary, from which sewers
as they aro laid, other sums will be laid
aside for si mi i\r purposes, and so on
until the city is sewered according to
the plan and. tho 8300,000 is lifted.
"This v/ill be much better, even if
tho whole cost should bo $500,000, than
to borrow that amount out of hand und.
pay thrt interest upon it. It will not
require tho city to bi como encumbered
any more than?200,000 for this purpouo,
thus reserving the city's credit for
other needs, and It will also scuuro the
s wors us rapidly as tho growing want.;
of tho pommuntty require."
KOANOKU l>l?l;ttON, NO. 11.
Col. Turner, of Atlanta, Organizes llio
Division, Witli DO Cni:'ormeil lUomlicis.
Roanoko Division, No. n, of tho
Knights of Pythias, was organized last
night at the Knights of Pythias hail in
the Wright block.
Col. i). d. Turner, of Atlanta Division,
No. I, assisted by Lieut. C. P. Brownley,
of tbe same division, Instituted this de?
The officers elected and installed
were S. S. Brooke, sir knight captain:
W. T. Dill, sir knight lieutenant: W. !'.
Bryant, sir knight herald; F.d. L. Stone,
sir knight reci rder; .1. B. Fishburne, sir
knight treasurer; Everett Perkins, sir
knight guard: 1). M. Armstrong, i,ir
knight sentinel; 11. M. Darnell, stand?
The degree was instituted with fifty
nine members in full uniform. The
uniform consists of a blue-black broad?
cloth coat with plumed helmet, with red
plume, fatigue cap, bolt and sword.
The division starts out with more mem?
bers than any other uniformed rank in
There are now seven uniformed di?
visions in the; State,and upon the organ?
ization of one more a regimental divis?
ion of the Knights of Pythias will be
organized for this Stato.
Col. Turner addressed tho division,
and complimented it on its tine appear?
ance and largo attendance.
The Grand Lodge of tho Knights of
Pythias ?for tho State of Virginia will
convene in Roanoke next February, and
a large attendance of knights is ex?
MUEDEK AND Sl'IOlDE.
A Shoohius nud Terrible Tru?edy In North
Forest Citv, N. C, Dec. 10.?Tho
most awful tragedy that over occurred
in this county took place yesterday at
R. R. naynes's, nine miles distance.
Eighteen months ago, Holuway Walls
married Miss Eva llaynes, sister of P.
H. and R. R. llaynes. They moved out
West, and lived together some eight or
nino months, when domestic trouble
caused them to part. Mrs. .Wall re?
turned here to her mother's.
Nothing was heard of Wall until to?
day, when be oame to Forest City, hired
a conveyance and wont to see Iiis wife.
They met near her mother's, Wall drew
a pistol and shot her dead, shooting her
three times. Her brother, Wayne,
camo to interfere and Wall shot him
through the lo lirer bowels and it id.
Parties followed him some two miles,
and found him lying by tho roadside
dead with a bullet through his o?v:i
heart. The community is greatly u:^.
cited over the tragedy.
Fire at Greenville, Teno.
NAsnviiJ.B, Tonn., Dec. 10.?[Special]
?Groenvillo, Tenn., bad a disastrous
lire last evening. ?he Greenville
woolen mills, with oHlco and dwelling
adjoining, were burned. Loss, $50,000;
no insurance. It. J. Snapp's tannery
and two dwelling houses were also
burned. Loss, $10,000; no insurnnc ?.
Oilier dwellings w re injured to the i x
Icnt of 82,000 to js'l.OOO.
A Caucus of Ueuul lleuu Kenntom.
Washington. Deo. 10.?[Special |?
Tlu ro will be a Republican Si natorial
oaucus to-night if 1.1 pi. <? ertings in the
S? nate aro not undul> prolfmgi d. t,. re?
ceive reports of t hfl en ens' Committei r,
appointed to u 'range the or? r of busl
no?s uud to Mrmulatt clot uro rule.
! IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE.
Mr. Plumb Wants the Senate to
Meet at 10 a. m.
Tho Senate Fasse? tho Bill to Authorize
? tin Payment of the Helmte on Tobacco.
Mr. George Spruits Against tho Elec?
tion Bill?XT. Hathaway Klectnd
rjOstuinRter of the House.
Washington, Dec. 10.?[Special)?In
toe Senate to-day Mr. Plumb ottered a
j resoUuion for tho meeting of the Sonate
daily, at 10 a. m., with a recess from 5:30
S till 8$ and asked for its iiumcdiato con?
Mr| Ceckrell asked that it be printed
and laid ovt-r, and it waa so ordered.
On motion of Mr. Aldrioh tho House
bill to authorize tho payment o? tho
drawback or rebate on tobacco, to oor
"r.eotjian omission in the tariff bill, was
- %iftf'. Sherman explained how it was
ttmt he had stated, when the quostlon
tlrst eame before the people, and stated
very nositively and honestly, that the
omission ot the drawback provision from
tho enrolled bill was intentional. ff
IX? had opposed in the conference the
allowance of the drawback because his
I experience was that drawbacks were
j always attended with fraud, and had
preferred to give dealers in tobacco until
I tho first of July to got rid of their old
Tho conference committee had agreed
to that view, and it was subsequently
(T?hon bo was not present) that Jtho
drawback provision had been agreed to.
He thought It right, now, however, that
the bill should pass.
Tho bill was passed and it now goes
to the. President for his approval.
Tho Senate then, at 1:15, resumed con?
sideration of the election bill.
Mr. Ucorgo, of Mississippi, took tho
floor :.gainst the bill. Ho occupied just
lour hours in delivering his speech, all
of which ho road from manuscript.
The floor r.as then taken by Mr.
WilSori. fit Iowa.
Mr. il mr, r fcrring to the notice
which be bad given yesterday of a
motion for a niglic session to continue
thO:deb:ite, said that en consultation
with B? v rnl H nat >rs he would not
make that motion now.
A ! i of am ?ndmorts made by tho
House to 8 nato bills for public build?
ings v. . ro I vk n up. seme agreed to and
others rejected, and on theso latter a'
confe" ?.o-' was asked.
/dr. Dolph oil. red a resolution, which
..;' u , ,-r till to-morrow, dlrootihg-the
committco on privileges and elections
to inquire and report whether the right
t.i vi to for Presidential electors, repre?
sentatives in Congress and exeoutivo
? and judicial olllcers of State, or mem- :
, hers of the legi tlature thereof, is denied
: to any of tho untie inhabitants in any
i State, b< Ing years of age and a citi
1 zen of tho United States, or in any way
' abridged except for participation in ro
j hellion or othor crime.
I Mr. Allison renewed the suggestion
! made by him some days ago for the re
' printing of tho elections bill with tho
j House provisions and Senate provisions
' in parallel columns. The suggestion
gave rise to a discussion as to what the
i Senate bill really was, there having
; b ? i already two varying editions of it
print; d. Finally the difficulty was got?
ten over and the order was made, and
the Senate at .">:<!) adjourned.
i'HOCR?niNos or Tim hoi:sk.
Wasiunoton, Dee. 10.?(Special | -
On motion of Mr. Henderson, of 111-1
iuois, J. W. Hathaway was elected post
mast r of the House.
Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, stated that ho
had been directed by the commit tee on
ways and means to report a resolution
for the distribution of the President's
annual message, and upon his motion
the Houso resolved itself into a commit
too of tho whole for its consideration,
I Though technically the resolution
I should have been reported to the House,
j by inadvortonco it was reported to tho J
I committee of the whole.
Mr. Dreckinridge, of Kentucky, made
j a point of order against this proceedure,
j but withdrew the point after explaining
! that he did not wish a precedent to be
I founded upon t his act ion.
In response to a question by Mr.
I Hooker, of Mississippi, Mr. McKinley
j stated that so much of tho message as
I referred to tho election bill was assigned
to the select committee on tho elcctiou
of President. Vioo-President and mem?
bers of Congress. Mr. Hookor there?
upon expressed his desire to so amend
the resolution as to send that por.ion of
the message to the judiciary committee.
I Mr. McKinley announced his willing
ness to have the amend ment offered, but
objected to dehnte, as he was acting by
the c 'iirtesy of the chairman of tbocom
m it tee on Indian affairs, to which com?
mittee tho day had been assigned. Ho
te. r. loro moved that tho committee rise.
t ins motion was agreed to and the
House agaip wont into a oomramlttee of
the winde on bills reported from the com?
mittee on Indian affairs. Only one bill
was passed?for tho relief of Mission
Indian.* in California, when tho House
Killed in a Fox Chase.
FlNCASTI.E, Vit., Dec. 10. ?F M
I' . ?!. .. n ipular young man of this
place, son of lir. Cryus Doggett, met
ath a fatal accident about ft o'clock
, ?. ? nin r. Ho bad been fox-huntiug
wi h ads during the day, and
whib thov wore calling their dogs to
?b i tit Chase the horse which Doggett
was riding ? fright and ran, throw
tho rider to the ground from the ef
f, cts of which he died in a short time.
1' e a t'd was about twenty-live years
old and well-known in Lynch burg, hav
.- I., t n at one lime night clerk at tho
No^vi I-Arlington Hotel.
Hamilton Hlshop . uxpcniW.
Nf.\V YOPK, ibc. Hi ~| Special]?Tho
suspension of Htunllt ?n Htshop has just
been announocM on tho stock exchange.
11, 1890. PE
TO SUCCEED HAMPTON.
Tillman May be Sent to the
Senate Against His Wishes.
Columbia, s. c, Deo. 10.?[Special]?
The General Assembly met in joint ses?
sion again to-day to elect u United
States Senator to succeed Wade Hamp?
ton. But one ballot was taken, which
resulted us follows: Irby, C3; Donaldson.
4;>: Hampton, 42; J. J. llomphill 3
Another ballot will bo taken to-inor-1
row. Heuiphill is one of thu dark I
horses lu the race. It is stated that 1
Governor lillruau may be sent to tho j
Senate against his wishes. Tho feeling 1
for Hampton's retention is strong, but
the reform party has determined on a
K1 MO KS OF A ItlOT.
Striking MIuvru and the Nrjfro?>? Who Ilnre
Taken Their Places in Trouhlo.
Nasuvillk, Tena.. Dec. 10.?[Special]
?A Birmingham, Alabama.special says:
Sheriff Smith, with a posse of fifty
men, left that city at 10 o'clock last
night for Blue Creek coal fields, twenty
five miles away, to quell a riot which
was reported to be in progress there.
As yet no particulars of the trouble '
are obtainable boyond the fact that a '
collision between the strikers and
negro miners who bare taken their
places has already occurred or is
Tho sheriff received a message asking
him to come at once with a strong force.
A thousand men were employed at
those mines and their places are being
rapidly tilled by negro miners sinco the i
strike began, and no serious trouble has
Biuminoham, Ala., Dec. 10.?[Spec?
ial I?Fifteen deputy sheriffs spent last
night at Blue Creek mines as a precau?
tion against trouble. Several labor
leaders being present with the avowed
purpose of stopping men from working
who have taken the places of the
strikers, they were arrested this morn?
ing and brought to Birmingham. They
are four in number. No disturbance
occurred in connection with the arrest
and all is quiet. At every mine in the
district where the strike is in progress
tho strikers" places have been tilled with
negroes, an experiment that promises
A TLNNKSSFE SCANDAL.
Kev. Mr. Stockiu-d Tried for Scduciug
N ASHVti.i.K, Tom\., Deo. to.?\*S\wttVttU
?A Hover, Tenn., special "say'p: Judge
A. II. Muuford opened the circuit court
yesterday. One of the most important
eases on the civil trial docket is that of
Henry Jackson vs. Rev. A. C. Stockard.
of Wavorly, Tenn., in which the plain
tig alleges that tho affections of his
wife have been enticed away from him;
that she has been seduced and in?
fluenced by tho defendant to abandon
tho plaintiff. The defendant seeks to i
recover sjo.000 damages. ]
Tho defendant is a prominent minis
I ter in the Cumberland Presbyterian
! Church, and it was while visiting the
i home of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, one or
I both of whom are members of his flock,
it is charged that he committed the
crime. Tho plaintiff is about seventy
years of age, the defendant ten years
bis junior, while Mrs. Jackson is not fur
FUCK IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Litixerd OH Works Burned-LOSS SVJOO,
San FnANOISCO, Dec. 10.?[Special]?
This morning fire broke out in tho Lin?
seed Oil Works of Kittle Sc Co., near
Third and King streets, this sity. The
fire was caused by a vat of oil boiling
over, and the flames spread rapidly.
The general alarm sounded half an hour
after the tire started.
Tho flames could not ho chunked, und
tho entire establishment with all of its
contents was destroyed.
The loss will probably roach S300.?00;
insurance about 8100,000. The samo
establishment burned out several
months ago and had recently been
"Deuth to Informer*."
Augusta, Ga., Deo. 10.?|Speeiul[?
Yesterday travellers along tho Kedoral
road at the point where it passos out of
Lumpkin county into Dawson county
were horrified to fl*d the dead body of
a white man banging ovei tho middle of
the road from a projecting limb of a tree,
on which was fastened a card reading
"Death to Informers." The identity
of tho victim could not be established,
neither is there any clue to the perpetra?
tors of the deed. Tho section has been
terrorized for some lime by illicit distil?
lers and the victim may ?ither have been
one of their own number, who was |
j about \o turn informer, or douie Govern?
ment de tic live.
A 80O.000 Failure.
I Mkmi'BIS, Tonn., Dec. 10?[Special |?
N. L. Avory and Raphael Simms, eon
ducting business under the Arm name of
N. L. Avory ? Co., at Oscoola, Arkansas;
A very Si Sims, at Blythevillo, Arkansas,
and N. L. A very, at Frenchman's Bayou,
Arkansas, made an assignment yester?
day afternoon at Osceola, Arkansas.
They were tho principal merchants of
that town. Tho liabilities aro S?O.oou;
duo principally to Memphis and St.
Louis creditors. Assets, nominally
160,000. The failure is attributed to poor
crops and inability to make collections.
The i;i?er and Harbor Laid Over.
Washington, Dec. 10.?fSpcoial]?
The House com ml Use on rivera and
harbor* to-day formally decided not to
prep;k a river and harboi bill during
this A Aon of Congress.
: _ ? Cell ttu
:Th? Pl?n e r A :,'.>? t, ?
* ? . for
: Beanoke Keal Hteti
fclCE THREE CENTS.
He Seizes "UniJerJ Ireland" as a
Director of the Paper.
The Editor Ejected and the Edition Con?
taining ?Itter Articles. Again*! Fair
nell, Suppressed?A Meiiy Fight v.iit?
Stichs ami Stools Between the Sow
editors and the Sheriff*j Oltlcora
DuniAN, Dec. 10.?lSpcoial| ?The
uewspapor, United Ireland, bus g?tintu
trouble through its persi.s nt advcOACy
ot the retirement of Parnell. Mr. Par
noll is one of the director of thi> com?
pany owning the paper, md, acting i.i
that capacity to-day aeiz- d the plant ot
the paper. U0 stopped tho issue of tbo
currrent edition and ejected the acting
editor, Mr. Bodkin.
Barriator Keller, nenrv Campbell.
Mrs. Parnell-8 privato .ecretary! and
Mr. Mahoncy, a member of Parliament,
wore present when the s*Uu.re was made.
Mr. Parnoll's agent has taken posses?
sion of tho offices of the paper.
When Bodkin entered the offioo to?
day be found Mr. Parnell in posf-oselon.
Mr. Parnell, in the presence of theother
di rectors, read the articles of tbo associ?
ation under whiuh the company organ?
ized, and then ordered the sheriff to
The latter made an ineffectual re?
sistance. A desperate row occurred In
tho down-stairs office between the sher?
iff's officers and the sub-editors. Sticks
and stools were msed as weapons, and
the air filled with flying missiles.
Finally after a sharp and fierce Strug?
gle, tho sub-editors were put out of the
News of the seizure of the paper cre?
ated great excitement in Dublin, and a
mob scrroftnded the office. Mr. Parnell,
later, addressed the staff, the members
of w hich promised to servo him during
the remainder of tho crisis.
Mr. Parnell to-day received a tele?
gram stating that the workmen of Kil?
kenny would support him.
Mr. Parnell placed Leamy in ohargn
of the paper. It has been ascertain! d
I that one of the editors got a hint. Mr.
Parnell's intention to seize tho paper
was known, and arrangements wero
made to have to-day's o-'ition printed at
an earlier hour than usual. The edition
was on the poln t of being issued when
Mr. Parnell appeared, lie. ordered tho
entire edition, which contained bitter
attacks upon himself, to be destroyed,!
lu tho struggle, that took plaoo in tili?
office, one of Bodkin's supporters was
co/ving a sculp wound Three of tie:
sheriff's men received slight contusions.
It is stated this afternoon that Par
noil owns 474 of tho 500 ahares into
which the capital stock of tho United
Ireland Company is divided, an i th*l
Dr. .lo*epli k. Kenney and Just n Mc?
Carthy own the remainder. Tho editors
who were ejected from thoofilco will suo
I'arnoll for usa.tult.
The Board of Alderman Stands Bight
Democrats to Four Opposition.
Boston, Dec. 10.?[Speoial]?In tho
city election dispatches from hero laat
night an error was made in tho standing
of the board ?f aldermen owing to tbo
improper classification of Alderman
elect Farmer, of the Tenth district as a
Republican. Farmer's eleollon was on
the etraight Democratic tiokatu and
makes the board eight Deinoornts to
An error was also made in tb* school
vote, in that John P. Hilun was an?
nounced as elected instead of James S
Murphy. Hilton bad all ?ho nomina ?
tions except the Democrats. Murphy
had only tbo Democratic nomination,
but was one of Circo Roman Catholio*.
pushed tor election by Martin Brimmer.
Rev. Philip Brooks and other promin?
ent people, aad also indorsed by tho
Publie Scbool Union, and bitterly op?
posed by the anti-Catholic faotion.
The?c threo. Murphy, James A. Mo
Donald and Win. If. Dunn, wore alt
elected on the Democratic ticket by a
TBS wisconsin ukangb.
Eollowlag ap the l.lne of the Pariaora*
Madi?os. Win., Dec. 10.?[Special]
The State Orange Patrons of llu^biadry
began its annual session yesterday.
Urand Master Carr, in his address ad?
vocated the election of United State?
Senators by the people, problbitinat
stock gambling, the pasaagd of th?
Conger lard and the Paddook pure foo&
bills, and tiovernuiant control of tola
graph and express companies.
He ooncluded: '-Combination or trust
has been formed by manufacturers of
binding twino to raise the prioo ot that
artlele beyond the reach of poor men ta
purchase in 185)1. Could our TiG*rh?&
tu re do a wiser thing than to pattern
after Minnesota and establish ? twina
plant in our State prison. ?he SUt*
would bo no loser, as it would be getting
tho same for its convict labor as it doe*
Three Deaths on the Ball.
Minneapolis, Minn., Deo. 10.?[Speo?
ial 1-Thrte persons wero instantly
killed at '-he State university station of
tho Croat Northern road this morning
tj._ w_? in the act of boarding a
rXTy. v hern train when they were
W'l'tiiolr daughter, Mr.. Slayton.
1 The Weather Te-ttaJ
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