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VOL. IX.?NO. 73.
Investors, observe your opportunities.
Now is the time to buy special bargains
in real estate. Wo have a lot fronting 25
feet on Railroad avenue, 7."> feet east of
Henry street, almost at the Toot of the
overhead bridge, for ?7,000; $1,750 cash:
?3,000 of this amount runs for nearly
live years in payments of $22 per month.
WILBUR S. POLE & CO.
Rooms 3 and 4, Exchange Building.
Wo can soil lots in the heart of
the town at to 40 per cent,
lower than any other lots near
them can be bought tor.
SIMMONS, AMBLER & CO.,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Office corner Washington and Water
^Vf?TiCE?On and after December 11.
JlI the olilce of tho Rounokc <ias and
Water Company willbout Rooms ii and
l5, second iloor, Exchange Building,
corner Salem avenue and Jelforson
street. .!. C. [.AWN, manger, dccti-lw
We beg leave to announce that we
have Inuagurated the "Magic City
Transfer Co." and are now ready for the
transportation of passengers, baggage,
?r freight. Wo have nice voiiicles,
polite drivers, and will wait on you
promptly night or day. Leave orders
at our olllcc, 113 Jefferson street, or with
any of our drivers. Respectfully,
novl3-tf Hi v.m. & Smith.
Is reaily to enter into negotiations with
parties wishing to establish
General Manager Roanoku Develop?
ment Company, Ronnoke, Vn. dec5-lm
DR. LAFFERTY AGAIN.
He Lectures on "Luck and
Pluck" to a Full House.
Dr. .1. ,L LalTcrly (might it not .be
spelt Laugh Hearty) lectured at the
Groono Memorial Methodist Churcti last,
night for an I.our and twenty minutes
- to a full house on the subject of "Luck
I and Pluck."
Dr. Lafforty's reputation as n humor
well known in Virginia, and in fact
ill over tho South, and it issutllciont to
ay that ho entirely sustained hiihsclf
ast night, while at the same time be
mprcsscd some sou ml in ixims concern
ng ??pluck" upon bis hearer.-,, which
hey will do well to heed
In the course of his lecture l>r. I.af
erty advanced the theory that if Lord
'live, called by some one of his dis
ihjuished contemporaries. ,-a heaven
torn general," had not in a lit of insan?
ity taken bis own life, the republic of j
tho United States of America would not, i
exist, to-day. If the great, soldier ( live
bad lived to command the llritish troops j
in the colonies, .said the speaker, t leorge j
Washington, instead of having marble |
shafts reared to his memory as "first in
[peace, first in war and first in the hearts !
of bis countrymen." would have per- (
chance be pointed to as having suffered ?
on the gibbet as the arch traitor of the
Ill stim.s (,'OITKT.
The following cases were disposed of
by the Hustings Court yeste rday:
.1. W. Scruggs vs. Roanoku Street,
Railway Company; action foi damages;
('has. E. Henderson et ni. vs. Ariann
S. Henderson ot a!.: niter chancery
M. V. Hoffman vs. C. O'Lcary: case
jury sworn and verdict for defendant
Goo. F. Payne ,< Co. vs. Tho Bell
Printing and Manufacturing Company,
(Cose No. l. Demurrer declaration over?
ruled by the court. Defendant filed a
plea of not guilty. Jury sworn and
^rendered judgment for the plaintiff for
f|$lf>(> damages. The motion of the de?
fendant to have the verdict set aside
not yet, argued.
Geo. F. Payne ? Co. vs. The Bell
Printing and Manufacturing Company,
ase No. 2. Set for trial next Tuesday
it 2 p. m.
W. s. Pole vs. s. 1). Ferguson, con?
tinued for defendant.
J. II. Kcnnerly vs. Jacob D. Smith,
Bs?mpsit. Plea of non-assumpsit by
dofendant. :ind jury sworn: judgment for
defendant for costs.
A. .1. Wheeler vs. Jesse German,
BleniuiTor to the declaration and to each
count thereof argued.
II. Brunhild vs. Tody Kelly, assump
sit: plantilf proved his account and
judgment was given for plaintiff.
i Tin1 linptist I.niJles finish Pay in R for
The Ladies' Aid Society of the First
Baptist Church roport that their efforts
have, been crowned with success in pro?
viding for the last dollar due tin their
parsonage. Through their management
the First Baptist Church has come into
possession of property worth SS,000 or
The wisdom of their enterprise, started
jthreo years, ago, is recognized by the
tho church and duly appreciated.
The meeting of their socioly yester
lay afternoon was full of cheer and hope.
The ladies will new address them
lolwsto the work of raising an organ
PARNELL IS STILL PERSISTENT.
He Secures Effectual Control of
Tho Paper Recaptured ami lite Front
llixir Opened I'.v a Crowbar in (lir
Hands of l'nrnoll The Stair Installed
and the Olltce Securely Vitardcd ?l'ar
itcll on for KiiKlaml.
! IH ulin. Dec. 11. -- [Special]?The
: struggle for possession of United Ire?
land assumed a new phase Miis morning,
j Again Parnell is in possession .'>[ the of
! lice of the company. When the oppo?
nents of i'arnell, who succeeded last
night in forcing an entrance to the of
I llco and in destroying all the leaders
that had been prepared by Lamy, who
was appointed yesterday to succeed Hod
kin. who was acting editor, during the
'? absence of William O'Hi Ion, took their
j departure, they left the guard in posses
j sion with orders to n-sist any attempt of
: Parnell or his friends to enter the
j building. This morning Parnell pro?
ceeded to the oIIIco, and with the as
, Distance of the crowd, his supporters
j forced open tho door and took posses*
sion. The police witnessed the affair,
: but did not interfere in any way.
After lie had succeeded in recaptur?
ing the olHco Parnell went, to the win?
dow and addressed the crowd outside.
To guard against any further attempt
on the part of Parncll's opponents to re?
capture the office, no oiic was allowed
to enter, and the doors and windows
were closed, bolted and barred.
Parnell was accompanied by the staff
of editors hi- appointed yesterday, and
when the oftico was secured against in?
truders all conversation with outsiders
was carried on through the keyhole.
When I'arnell made the assault, upon
; tho ofllco this morning he himself was
armed with a crowbar, which he used in
I forcing the frontdoor.
In the afternoon Parnell started for
' Cork. A large crowd was .at King's
: Itridgo Depot, ami when he mad" Iiis
, appearance to take the train he was
THIS ll.VITIST OKIMIAN Uli:.
Important Meeting; of the Dircetors and t
Kxecullvc Commit loa1.
The board of directors and tie- execu
live commit lee of tho Itaptist Orphan-]
1 age met in Salem last, Tuesday, to con- '
suit, concerning the advancement of the
interests of the Orphanage.
Some of the prominent members pros
ent were llev Dr. Cooper, of the first ;
Baptist Church, of Richmond; Itov. Dr.
W illiam E. Matcher ami .Mayor Ellison, ,
of Richmond; Dr. .1. It. Taylor, of Lex*
ihgton; Mr. Horum, of Portsmouth: llov.
Mr. Heal and Prof. Cocke, ?>f Ilollins; i
Dr. Hippo and Mayor Evans, of Itoa- .
nokc; and Dr. A. It. Wood fin, of Hamp?
The meetings of tin.' two bodies Tiles- j
day morning were held in secret session.
The site chosen lor the Orphanage, in I
North Salem, on the extension of I (road
streot, was viewed by the board, and all
tho members expressed themselves as |
delighted with it.
On Tuesday night a mass meeting
was held in the town ball. The meet
ing was called to order by Mayor W. T.
Younger, of Salem, who called upon
I'cv. Dr. Klippo to open w ith prayer.
Prof. Painter, <>f ItOanoke College,
made the address of welcome, which all
who heard it. pronounced it to be a gem |
of its kind.
Dr. Hatcher, of Richmond, wan then
introduced as the president of the board.
PathetiC addresses, which brought tears
to many eyes, were made by Dr. Hatch- j
er. Dr. Taylor, Dr. Cooper and Mayor
Tho board was in session all day |
Wednesday, and added lo the board of
trustees the names of Kev. -Mr. Ileal, !
Mayor Evans, Dr. Hippo, S. W. Janii- j
son and E. II. Stewart, of Uoanoke.
The full proceedings will be published
as soon as the board and executive com
mittce fully mature their plans. They
intend to go to work on a large scale.
I While the orphanage will be a donumi
! national institution, it will be unscc
The position of superintendent of tho
j orphanage has been offered to Uov. Dr.
i .1. H. Taylor, of Lexington, although it
j is not know n that he will accept.
1 Iii? in .\ Wl \i>;>\\.
j Je iv elry Damaged t? Ihe Kxtnu,) of Several
Hundred,Dollars at A. I'icUciis".
A small fire in the window of A. Pick
ens' jewelry store yesterday afternoon
at 5 o'clock did considerable damage.
The window had been beautifully
decorated wHh appropriate designs for
the holiday season, and much handsome
jewelry was used in the decorations.
The inflammable material caught on
lire after tho gas in the window was
lighted, and the flames immediately
spread through the decorations. The
tire was soon extinguished and did not
extend to the building. No alarm was
Mr. Diekens could not make an accur?
ate estimate of the loss last night, but
it will be several hundred dollars.
The window will be as attractive as
before tin- ftroby*8o'clock this morning.
Woultf-bc-llnrglar Fired at.
A man was discovered on the premises
of Mr. Ciphers, No. it Fourth avenue
s. e., yesterday morning about Iti
o'clock. As soon as the man found that
he was discovered he ran. and Mrs.
Ciphers sent live bullets after him. She
could not toll whether the man was
white or black.
Dramatie llccltol To-night.
A dramatic recital and concert will be
given to-night by C. E. Craves. Mr,
Craves baS appeared once before a I'.oa
noko audience with considerable suc?
cess, and lie will doubtless have a large
3KE, VA., FRIDAY MO
The Fortification Appropriation
WaSIIIXOTOJT, Dec. 11. ? i Sprciitl]? i
I Tho House wont into committee of tiie
I wholo (Mr. Burrows, of Michigan, in j
\ tho chair) on tho fortification appropria- |
tion bill. Tho bill was road ami agr.1 '
to without discussion, anil tho commit- ?
tec having risen, tho bill passed, to?
gether with the bill appropriating$100,
' 000 to moot a de?oloncy in tho appro- ,
! prldtlon tor public printing and binding.
In the morning hour the committee on i
! judiciary was called up and the House
! lassed a hill amending section 5,515
j Sentit?, resolution. Tiie nmendinentpro?
vided a pen.wy 'or any person having
the custody of'ballots and returns, after
an election has been held, who shall alter
such returns or erase the name of ally
candidate for representative or delegate
in Congress from any of tho ballots in
his custody, or in any nay alter or de?
face the samo with the intent to affect
the result of such ell ction.
The consideration of t he bill to indem- I
nlfy purchasers of swamp hinds and to t
reimburse several States for lands due
them under the swamp 'amis act. occu- !
pied the greater part of the afternoon,
but finally went over without action.
Mr. Holinnn, who was its principal
opponent, having raised the point of no
quorum, und tho House adjourned.
Aggregated S.4-4-,325, and to
be Continued To-day.
Salem, Dec. II. ? [Special]?There
was a large crowd of investors at the !
Improvement Company's sale to-day. !
It has been a success. Up to 5 o'clock
p. in. there lias been eighty-six lots
sold, aggregating ?U4.:t:.*."..
The highest price pai l was .-rt.170. J
The average for eighty-live lots was
Evory lot offered oil College avenue '
The auction was held at. the town j
hall. There were no excursions from i
anywhere, no reduced rates on the rail?
road, but tite- stile, considering the
tightness of money, has been a grand
success for the Improvement Company j
The sale will he continued to-morrow,
and better results are to he expected.
ri r/.m <iii i.i:i:\s vii:\vs.
ii? Agrees Willi Senator Daniel Thai it I?
Not Time to Tulle Men.
Richmond, Dec. 11. ?? Ex-U over nor
Fi tab ugh Leo, who, since Iiis retirement
from the executive Oflico, has been!
president of the Rockbridgo Company,
was here hist night, talking about
national affairs. General Loo said:
??So far as preference for tho Democrat ic
nomination for President is concerned. .
I think Senator Daniel is right, in saying
it would be wisest to let the issue of the )
campaign be now clearly do?ned. and |
thru to select the llMin Who best ropre
sents them.' Thfl ex-governor would
not say whether he prefers Cleveland or :
Speaking of the force bill now pend- '
Ing in the Senate, General Leo said: i
"It seems that the Republicans are try- 1
ing to press that obnoxious measure J
upon the country, notwithstanding tho!I
severe rebuke administered that party '
at the recent election. In trying to re- I
vivo the Republican corpse they remind
mo of the Indians who have danced
themselves to death in the West. In?
deed. I think Senator Hoar and bis |
party associates s'.iould now bo called '.
the political ghost dancers of the conn- '
roic tiik sron.s.
Naval Constru'etor Wilson Nominated for
Chief of the liitruuit,
Washington. Dec. 11.? [Special]?!
Tho President to-day nominated The- ,
odoro D. Wilson, of the United States'
Navy, to bo chief of the bureau of con
struction and repair and chief con
stcuctor of tiio Navy, with the relative
rank of commodore.
'Co be postmasters: Philip Oerlach,
Orangoburgb Court House, Ahl.: Cor
nelius Cndle, jr., Blooton, Ga.; Duncan
Tho Senate to-day conflrmod the fol?
lowing noniinntlons: Romualdo Pa
checo, of California, minister to the
Central American States; C. A. Dough?
erty, of Pennsylvania, secretary of le?
gation to Mexico. Postmasters: Geor?
gia Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Dal ton; T.
<!. Meekln, Cedartown.
Oliver Iron and Steel Mills Closo.
PmsnuBO, Dec. IL?Tho Dispatch
to-day says: The Oliver Iron and Steel
Mills will be closed down for an indoll- j
nito length of time. This rumor was
curront in iron circles on the streets
yesterday, but was (irmly denied by the I
Olivers. Last night, however, notice i
wsis given to the men that the beats at ,
j midnight would be the last". No other I
explanation was .given them and. as a
result, excitement is great on the south- i
! side. This firm has been running live j
1 mills, employing 3,000 men in all. who
[ were laid off last night. Tho principal
members of the firm all went Fast last
night. When asked for an interview
j they were unapproachable. Absolutely
nothing is known here for the reason of
j the shut down.
Couldn't Oet Their pay.
Anniston, Ala., Dee. lie -[Special] -
All the employes of the United Stated
Holling Stock Company, in this city,
struck yesterday. About 1.(?1)0 men are
out. The company has not paid any of I
its employes for four weeks, mid could
give them no sat i-. fa tion as to when
they could pay. A public meeting of
the strikers will be held to-day.
RNING, DECEMBER l:
TO SUPPRESS THE DISCUSSION.
Plumb's Resolution Opposed by
Cockrell, Reagan and Morgan,
Who Charge That tho Purpose uf Want
to ChaUKO tho lloum of Assemb?
ling In to Suppress the Fall Discussion
?>r the Force Hill Wilson <>f Iowa
Slakes a Hilter Spcecli in Favor of the
Washington, Ike. 11. ? [Special|?In
the Semite Mr. Mitchell ofTeretl a reso?
lution (which was agreed to) instruct?
ing the postoflloo committee to inquire
into the feasibility and advisaldlity of a
law for postal savings hanks in connec?
tion with all or a certain class of post
ofllccfl throughout the CoUntry;
The resolution offered yesterday by
Mr. Plumb for daily meetings of the
Senate at 10 a. in. and for recesses from
;.::iii to s j). in., was takon up.
Mr. Cockrell .suggested that if 11 a. in.
were fixed for the hour of meeting there
would bo opportunity to attend to some
committee work, whereas if the Senate
met at 10 no committee work could be
done, lie also questioned the advisabil?
ity of night sessions and-the probability
of the attendance of a quorum, lie re?
minded the Senate that during the last
session, when tho tnriif bill was under
consideration and when the hour for
meeting was Id a. in., there was no night,
sessions, and yet business was done in
a most pleasant and satisfactory man?
ner. Mr. Plumb recognized the force of
the suggestion, but favored trying an
Mr. Reagan thought thai tho Senators
might, just as ?voll be frank with one au
other. They all understood, on both
sides, that tho object of the proposition
was to choke otr the debate oil the elec
lion bill and to prevent its full, tree and
deliberate consideration. If that were
the purpose ?if the majority, it. had
power to carry it out. This resolution
was the tlrst step in that direction, .and
would be in harmony with the purpose
of tho bill in revolutionizing the Uov
crnmont and in taking away from the
States the exorcise of the powers and i
performance of duties which had be
to them sine ? tin" foundation of the Uov
The bill proposed to change the form
of thejOovorniuenl from one o( self-gov?
ernment to tine of force and coercion, j
Such a change ought not to be made
without the most careful deliberation.
Discussion anil exposition of tt.e bill
ought not to he strangled by u proposi?
tion intended to wear out tho Senators
and prevent a fair consideration of tho
Ho protested against the adoption of
the resolution as unjust to the Senate
and unjust to the American people.
Mr. .Morgan also argued against the
resolution, lie doubted whether there
were live Senators on the* Republican
side who could tell the provisions of the
Senate substitute: und be believed that
there were many Senators on that, side
who had never read either the House
bill or the substitute.
It was very evident that the member
of tlu> committee on privileges and elec?
tions had not themselves read it, for
there has been weighty and Serious'and
solemn dilleretices of opinion I which
was not yet cured) among them as to
what the substitute actually contained,
lie warned the Senators that they had I
better give lime for its discussion, j
They bad better try to convince the ;
country that they were right, and that
the Democratic Senators were wrong, or
else there would be some day an appli?
cation of the principles of the bill to the
Senate itself. '
For himself, no matter how much his
physical powers might be taxed by the
long hours proposed, he would "try to
ko? p along with the procession.'' Hut
lie should insist on having the company
of his friends on the other side. They
would no I expect to go to their commit?
tee room or their bouses, and smoke
their cigars in peace and comfort while
the Democratic Senators were at their
post of duty "on the picket line."
They would have to have company. |
and if the Republican Senators adopted
tiie resolution they would have to ex?
pect to carry it out. And so be gave
notice now that, whenever he believed
that a quorum was abseilt from the
Senate chamber, ho should make that
ii point and have the absent Senators
called back- from their places of delight?
ful retirement, so that they should be
at pains listening to arguments which
it cost the Democratic Senators so much
pains to make. That was fair and right:
and he had merely risen for the pur?
pose of serving that notice.
The discussion on Mr. Plumb's reso
tion was kept up. atiiid considerable ex
citomcnt on tho lloor and in the galler?
ies, until ',' o'clock, w hen it went over I
Tho election bill was then taken up
and Mr. Wilson, of Iowa, addressed the
Senate in its advocacy. When people
had given their indorsement to tho !
fourteenth amendment of the Constitu?
tion, he said, which declared that all
men were created equal, they bad pro?
vided for the observance and enforce?
ment of the amendment by giving Con?
gress power to enforce its provisions.
Was tho question now presented a race
What was it which forced itself upon
the attention of Congress? The answer
would come with directness and force in
one word. duly. Why duty'.' Because
the constitution had eliminated from
the ease all elements of race, color or
previous condition of servitude. If the
rights of a United Slates citizen, guaran?
teed to him by tho Constitution, wore
abridged by a foreign nation, the power
of negotiation or. if necessary, of war.
would be applied. If it wore dono within
our own jurisdiction, then the duty and
legislative oaths demanded legislation
6n the subject.
In several of the States the right. o>.
suffrage had' been abridged, and thus
not only the right of the in I\\ Idlial Oil i
zen had bcon outraged, but the equality
2, 1890. PE
of the States in the matter of represen?
tation had been invaded and in fact
denied. Mississippi and South Carolina,
with a vote of tut, 12", sent fourteen
members to the House of Representa?
tives, while Iowa, with a voting popula
tlon of 393,255, sent but eleven members.
In the name not only of the State of
Iowa, but of its Individual citizens, he
hoped that im earnest effort would be
made to remedy this flagrant injustice.
The people of the country would not
be lieve that the people of Mississippi
I and South (.arolina were as free t..> use !
the ballot as were the people of Iowa.
I Nor would the people bo content until
absolute safety was assured U the citi?
zen in Iiis use of the ballot anil until
fairness and good faith were shown in
evory State in the Union. When this
end should have been reached, then the ,
country would have a free ballot and a
fair count, and not till then.
The interest of parties and the for- 1
tunes of political leaders sank into utter
insignificance in tbo presence of such
I an issue. No more important subject '
rtOW commanded tbo attention of the
pcple of this republic, liow would Con
gross deal with the subject ? Would '
partisan passion aid in its solution '/ lie '
thought not. A little conservative con- '
sideratlon would disclose the fact that
the perplexities which surround the
subject bad their origin in this charac?
ter and passion, and instead of being a
help, would prove a hindrance tu their
The constitution bad determined who
were citizens and the character and ex?
ten; of their religious privileges. Ohe
dlenoe to the constitution was a duty ol
citizens; it was a duty of tin* Mate.
The Republic would not abandon the
principle of equality upon which it
rested, and to which it owed its phenom
Fraud, intimidation, force and assas?
sination might, for a time, prevent a
free and equal use of the ballot. Such
instrumentality might probing the
journey the Republic must take before
it reached the end which would give it
peace. What must the country do? It
must do rij'ht. Lot every citizen, bo he :
white or colored, cast his rote, as is his
right, and have it counted as it. is cast.
I f Congress obeyed the; dictates of duty, i
it would establish peace throughout, tbo
Republic, If it refused, it. would but
involve the country in the perils of re- j
tributive justice, which was ever the
ally of the oppressed.
Mr. Fryo said t'iat in his speech of a
few days ago the Senator from Virginia, :
Mr. Daniel, had made reference lo the
l.ynde report. The reference to it
seemed to point totbe conclusion that,
be (Fryo) joined in the report. Mr. I
Fryo explained that himself. Korney i
and Lynda had composed a sub-commit
tec sent, to New York by the Forty
fifth Congress t<> investigate Daven?
port, l.ynde had drawn up and signed
a roport containing his own views. It
bad been presented to the House, or- |
dered to be printed and re-commit; ud.
It bad never seen the light of day from :
that hour to this.
M *. Fryo then passed a high eulogium
upon Davenport, and went on to say
that the pending bill was not one-tenth
part stringent enough: not one-tenth j
part, drastic enough ill its provisions.
If. in order to secure the right of an |
American citizens to freely cast his bal- j
lot and have it counted as cast, it was
necessary to put the bayonet behind
every ballot be would put the bayonet
behind it. (Mingled applause and
hisses in the galleries, which was
promptly suppressed by the Viee-Presl- .
Mr. Daniel commented upon Frye's
dcolnration as to the assertion u
bayonet with every ballet, and that suf?
frages should be deposited at the muzzle
of the guns. That (He said) was the Semi
tor's (Frye) conception of a republic
bayonet and ballot side by side. Itul
that was not the conception of a repub?
lic which its founders, and was not the
conception of a republic which Un
American people had to-day.
Mr. Frye- I said "if it was necessary
to secure a free ball )l
Mr. Daniel ??Then' is much virtue in j
an if;*' this bill has got a bayonet with
evory voter, if tbo supervisor of the
election chooses to pill it there.
Mr. Daniel admitted that the elec?
tions in New York city had been pa ri?
fled, but claimed that that result was
due. not to Davcnpor*. but to the -rood
citizens of both political parties.
The distinct, charge which he made
against that gentleman was thai he bad
prostituted and debased the machinery
of justice, and had shown himself to be 1
conscienceless, tyrant and despot, lie
read an article from the New York Sun J
of the IOthof Docscmhor.headed ''Daven?
port catches it," and stating that tbo
United States grand jury bad adminis?
tered a Btinging rebuke yesterday t<>
?lohn I. Davenport and his man. United
States Commissioner Heul.
Vor I'iaani ial l.r-.;i.sl:ilioii.
Washington. I?. C, Dec. it. [Spec?
ial] -In accordance with tho inslruc- ?
tlonS of the Scnatoritll caucus held here I
last, night. Senator Edmunds has ap?
pointed Messrs. Hale. Mitchell, Mc- j
Millan and Power as members of the
caucus committee, to act with tho He
publican members of the finance com?
mittee in framing a -chemo of financial
leirislation to t<e submitted to the
Tho llnicerstuwn l'ostollU'?.
IIaokiistown, Dec. ll.?[Special]
There are three Presidential postofHces ,
in Maryland to be tilled ?Helair, Cam?
bridge and 11 agora town -and which will
probably be made next week. The com- >
mission of ( apt. W. I?. Fane expires
February 23, IS91. The Uagerstown
case will bo decided on the rcconiinendn
tion of Mr. McComas, and it is doubtful
if any oilier name than that of his can?
didate v. ill be presented to tho depart?
Iionlhof Robert Dii-U. the inventor,
? p.t 11m o. N. V., Dec. 11.?Robert
Dick, inventor ol the mailing machine
I in use in all huge newspaper offices In
I the United States and Canada, died here
last evening, ile was nearly 7; years
I old. tie was born In Scotland, and
w hen s years of ago removed ,o Canada
I with uU parents.
: Call on
. J. R. HOCKADAY, :
:T?e Pioneor Aaront. ?
Li for ;
: Roanoko Real Estate.
ICE THREE CENTS.
HON. WADE HAMPTON DEFEATED
John Laurens Manning Irby His
The Alliance Scores Another Victory in
the Result of the Senatorial Contest?
The Vote Was iri>j lor., Donaldson in
anil Hamilton ?!? farmer Irby u.
Coi.ir.Mni a, S. C Dee. 11.?[Special]?*
On the fourth ballot in the joint session
of the Legislature to-day, .). L. M. Irby
was elected. United States Senator to
succeed Wado Hampton.
The vote stood. Irby 10."?. Donaldson
10. Hampton 4','.
John Laurens Manning Irby, was born
at LaureilS, S. C, September If), 1854.
He attended the University of Virginia
and afterwards Princeton. Leaving
there he read law for three years under
Judge Me Ivor, but practiced his profess?
ion only t Ao years.
Since then he has resided on bis plan?
tation and farmed successfully near
I.aureus, lie took part in the memor?
able Hampton campaign of 1S7G.
When he entered the political arena
four years ago be at once became a pro?
minent leader, at .the same time giving
proper attention to his farming in tor]
lie espoused the cause of the farmers1'
movement at its inception and was are.
ardent admirer of Tillman.
There is Now Some Hope of
Subduing the Indians.
CiiK'Atm. Dec. 11. ?J Special]? CoL
Corbin, of Gen. Miles's stall', says the
tenor of dispatches from the Indian
country loades him to believe the bot
lom is dropping out. of the threatened
uprising. A considerable number of
bucks, contirjued the colonel, have loft
the b id lauds and put in their appear?
ance at Pine Hldge.
Hen. Miles, accompanied by Lieut.
Mans, will leave for Pino Rtdgu to-day.
Wasuinoton, Dec. II.?I Special I?
Tbi> following telegram from General
Miles' was received at the War Depart?
ment to-day: "Keports from (loneral
linger and General Itrooko are quite
favorable; The presence of the troops
now in position h is had a demoralizing
illlluenoo upon the Indians, and those
that a week airo were defiant and war?
like are now giving evidence of sub?
"dipt. I'.vvcrs. of tho Fifteenth Infan?
try, has returned from Fort llonnott,
bringing with him Hump, who formerly
did excellent service with me in the
Lame Deer and Ner. Porco campaigns,
and was badly wounded in the latter,
lie desires to renew his allegiance to the.
Government, und I will make good use
of him in bringing in others.
"General llrooke reports that the In?
dians near White River have turned
loose their stolen stock and wore corning
in. Col. Sumner reports quite a largo
number of Indians in bis vicinity who
are willing to obey bis orders. These
belong lo I'.ig foot's following and oth?
ers located about the southwestern part
of tha Cheyenne river reservation."
Tit At. ICD Y AT WYTIIKVLV.I.K.
1'i-ank Johnson, Colored, Killed by a Pistol
In the Hands of Huh Tucker.
WvrtiKVii.il.. Va.. Dec. iL? An un?
fortunate and fatal accident, occurretl
here last night in the bar-room of tho
llanclock House. Frank Johnson and
Lob Tucker, two respectable darkies,
and friends, were standing together dis?
cussing a pistol which Johnsen had in
bis band. Tucker asked to see it, at.
the same time inquiring if it was loaded.
On receiving a negative answer, the pis?
tol boing a self-cocker, lie began snap?
ping it in a careless manner.
Unfortunately one of the chambers
was loaded and exploded with fatal
effect. The ball struck 'Johnson bolow
the rigbi nipple and passed through his
body, killing him instantly. A coroner's
Inquest was held to-day, the verdict J?
ing substantially us stated above.
Tucker was arrested last night and
bulged in jail, but was discharged after
the coroner's inquest. The Badocottr
enco is universally regretted.
Tilt: \K.MV Ol ft NslUSlllLS.
ti'i7,otie Claims 1**11ed 1 auder U?o l.ato
Wasuinoton, Dec. 11.?[Special] -
Pension Commissioner Raum gives tho
following result of the examination
claims recorded to December tub under
the new act. There are 171.Obi original
invalid claims, 55,333 original widow
claims and t*tis,^:u> claims tiled by old.
claimants. This gives 327,000 nevi
claims tiled under the late law.
11,000 fival Miners Hut.
Ct.wiKsiu m;. W. Va., Dec. II ? Uvie
tions will begin to-morrow in the Mo
nongahela mine regions, and bloodshed
is almost sure to follow. Over 3.000 men
are now out in the Moiiongahela, Mon?
tana, and Dospard works. They arc
striking against a reduction of cents a
ton. Tim miners occupy houses, und
notices to vacate which have beon ig?
nored Will be forcibly executed. Kx
Senator Cnnidori, Governor Floming.and.
Senator Gorman are interested in Urn
Tho Wcatlior To-Day.
Virginia: Colder and fair weather
Friday and Saturday,, noethwo?torty