VOt. XIV.?No. ?S3.
F1UOK THREE CENTS.
Forecast for Virginia: Fair; warmer;
There are still a few
leaky roofs in Koauoke,
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Ladirs are especially Invited to
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Christjan-Barbee Drug Co,
The U. S. Gov't Reports
show Royal Baking Powder
superior to all others.
"Cheap" and "Lew Priced
Ahe often erroneously.
used us interchangeable terms,
whereas high-priced goods arc
nearly always cheap, because
they possess high quality ami
merit, while low-priced goods,
in many eases, arc apt to liedcar
because they are, as a rule,
poorly made and of Inferior
quality. The linppy combination
of low PRICES with HIGH
QUALITY Is to he desired. AND
in making OUR offerings
AVE STEADILY keep THIS
enD in VIEW.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
Manufacturinc; Jeweler and Gradnatc Optician,
No. 6 Salem Avenue. .'.
EYES EXAMINED WE
FUSE OF CUAHGS. WHOLESALE
CHARGED WITH MANY MURDERS.
Holmes, the Insurance Swind?
ler's Work in Various Places.
Proceedings for Bis Extradition Will be
Taken at Toronto at Once? Bis Chicago
Charnel House Yielded New Horror?
Yesterday?Believed That the State?
ment of Mrs. Doyle Will Develop An?
Tobonto, July 25.?The verdict of the
coroner's jury In the case of the Pletzel
children, was laid before the attorney
general to-day and proceedings for the
ertradltion of Holmes will be taken at
onoe. Every e if ort will be made to have
Holmes tried in this city. It is thought
here that Toronto's claim will have
precedence with Philadelphia's author?
ities over those of Chicago. Inspector
Stark and other court officials said to?
day in regard to Mrs. Doyle, the new
witness in the Holums case who has ap?
peared at Chliago, that be knew noth?
ing of any ono related to her having
anything to do with the house on Si.
Vincent street where the Pietzels were
killed. Thoy will make further inquir?
ies, however, based on this latest infor?
mation from Chicago.
A Philadelphia dispatch says: While
the application for the extradition of
Holmes, who was charged with the
murder cf the two Pletzel children by
the coroner's jury In Toronto last night,
must necessarily be made to Governor
Hastings at Uarrlsburg, and the papers
iuBuod from his oilier-, the question as
to wtethor the criminal will be taken
to Toronto to stund trial for murder
rests with Dlstrlst Attorney Graham.
It is now almost certain that Holmes
will be taken to Canada to answer there
for tho bloody desdis which lb Is confi?
dently believed he committed In last
October. Although there has been some
talk of a requisition to Chicago authori?
ties for Holmes no papers have yet
been received by tho officials here.
Both Holmes and his lawyer have as?
serted that they will not roBlst extradi?
tion process proceedings from Canada.
A Chicago dispatch says: The Holmes
charnel house yielded new horrors to?
day. Several more bones and a small
piece of droBs goods have been found
there. Tho discover? was made when
the search was resumed in tho basement
of the Holmes premises this morning.
One of the bones found was a shoulder
blade, evidently that of an adult, while
the other, a socket bone, was smaller
and appeared to be that of a child. Tho
police, by tho discovery to-day, are con?
firmed in their belief that the skeletons
bolng uncovered aro those of the miss?
ing Mrs. Conner and her daughter,
It is evident that another victim of
Holmes will be brought to light by the
statement of Mrs. Doyle. In talking to
a reporter she said: One of tho pret?
tiest of women who ever came under
Holmes' Influence Is also missing. "Her
name is Miss Clgrand, and she was ori?
ginally from Indiana." And Bhe was on
the point of giving further information
when the police curtly ordered her to
coaso talking, and ended the interview.
Senator Daniel and Free Silver Endoraed.
Richmond, July 25.?The triangular
United StateB Senatorial figh^t in Vir?
glnia has practically begun. At Pal*
myrn, Flu vanna county, the county Dem?
ocratic committee met and decided to
appoint, through primaries, delegates
to a convention in Buckingham to nom?
inate a candidate for State senator. A
mass meeting was then held and reso?
lutions offered by Wm. B. Pettit were
paseed, indorsing Senator Daniel and
instructing the delegates not to vote for
any one not in favor of Senator Daniel
and the freecolnage of silver.
For Contempt of Conrt.
Ashevillk, N. C, July 25.?Judge
Ewart, of the criminal conrt, to-day
entered a rule against T. E. Robinson,
editor of the Citizen, for contempt of
court for publishing a criticism of
Ewart's action in removing the Sumner
murder case to an adjoining county.
The rnle requires Mr. Robinson to an?
swer Saturday. There is much comment
on the judge's action and several mem?
bers of the Aahevllle bar have prof?
fered the editor services.
Mexico No Place For the Negro.
Denver, Colo., July 25.?A Special to
the Times from El Paso, Texas, says:
Parties from Mexico to-day report
sickening and fatal destitution among
the negro colony near Maplml. Two
hundred who escaped and scattered in
groups are all but starved. Of 400 or
500 left in the colony 100 have small?
pox. Fugitives aro shunned by Mexi?
cans and driven from settlements.
There is frightful mortality among
Twenty White Men Iteported Killed.
Chicago, July 25?A special from
Boise City, Idaho, says: A mail driver
at Market Lane reports that a courier
has arrived at Boxburg, Idaho, from
Jackson Hole, with a report that a fight
occurred Tuesday evening and twenty
white men were killed. If true it is
strange the courier has not yet appeared
here, as the driver says ho was bound
for this point to telegraph for help.
There is no way of verifying the rumor.
Campos Ezpeeted at Santiago.
Havana, July 15-.?Captain-General
Campos is expected at Santiago de Cuba
where the inhabitants are preparing to
give him an enthusiastic reception.
The celebrated Insurgent loader Ber?
nardino Jimlnez, who was in command
of the Insurgent forces in his part of the
country, has been killed by a civil guard
six miles from the plantation of Celba,
In the Sagua district.
Ten Per Cent. Increase Granted.
Ut'ca, N. Y., July 25.?The New
York Mills Cotton Company has notified
its employes in mills No. 2 and 4 that
an increase of wages, amounting to ten
per cent., had beon granted.
)ANOKE, VA., FltfDAl
Increase in Railroad Tronic?More Cotton
.?Ullis and Other Improvement*.
Baltiuokb, July 25.?Reports to the
Manufacturers' Record show a large in*
crease In the tiatlloof Southern railway,
especially those in the coal and iron
regions. The Alabama Car Assoolatlon
reports having handled nearly 21,000
cars in June against 12,000 in June of
last year. The improvement in rail*
road affairs is bringing to tho front a
large number of railroad extensions of
existing systems and also quite a num?
ber of short lines, which are being or?
ganized ?in many parts of the South,
every State being represented.
The number of cotton mills organised
for the week is even greater than usual
and includes two mills to cost 8200,000
oach at QreenBboro, N. C, and two more
being worked up at the same place but
not definitely assured; a 8200,000 mill at
Lumberton, N. C ; a 8100,000 mill at
Toccoa, Ga.; an increase in capital of
I over 8200,000 for the enlargement of a
Tennessee mill; a 800,000 mill company
at Salisbury, N. C ; a new mill in Ala?
bama; a 850,000 mill at Athens, Ga., and
a knitting mill at Newport News, Va.,
to tarn out 200 dozen garments a day.
Other Important events for tbe week
Include bids for contracts for extensive
wharves, docks and piers for the South?
ern railway at Norfolk; a 8300,000 cigar
and tobacco company in Florida, and a
number ot miscellaneous enterprises in
different parts of tho South.
THE INDIAN TROUBLE.
The Ilannoofcs Ordered to Their Reserva?
tion?Cavalry Only Will bo Employed.
Washington, July 25.?Commissioner
of Indian Affairs Browning has for?
warded a dispatch to Agent Teter, at
the Fort Hall agency, instructing him
to order tbe Indians, now on the war
path, to return to their reservation
quietly and peacoably before the mili?
tary detachment ordered to tho scene o(
trouble reaches there. Agent Teter
sent a reply, stating that he had sent
I trustworthy Indiana to deliver tbe
I message to the Bannocks In tho field.
General Vincent, acting adjutant gen?
eral, has received a telegram from Brig?
adier General Copplnger saying he has
ordered four troops of cavalry at Fort
Robinson, Neb., to proceed at once to
the sceno of the disturbance at Jackson
Hole and that he will go there In person
to Investigate the situation and conduct
the military operations. Fort Robinson
is tho nearest cavalry station. Forts
RuBsell and Washakie are garrisoned
with Infantry. As foot troops are not of
great service in an Indian campaign it
j Is not believed that the latter will be
called Into action.
THE HO RR HARVEY DEBATE.
The Latter Says There is Too Much Credit
Money In the United States.
Chicago, July 25.?The Horr-Harvey
silver discussion was continued this
morning under about the usual condi?
tions. Mr. Horr opened the dlBCUBslon.
He began by saying that the 412%
gralna silver dollar was coined at the
Philadelphia mint and from foreign
silver coins which had accumulated in
the treasury under an aot of Congress
which made them receivable but did
not permit them to be paid out again.
Mr. Harvey denied it and declared
that he could prove It. He then re*
sumed the dlscusBlonof the question on
primary and credit money. The amount
of gold in the United States was esti?
mated at from 8400,000,000 to 8000,000,
000 and of our credit money about
81,000,000.000. This was too much
credit money he said and accounted for
the country's financial derangement.
Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta.
Kingstown, July 25 ?Alisa and
Britannia started to-day at 10:30 a. m. In
the second day's racing of the Royal
Irish yacht club regatta over tbe same
course as yesterday. A light easterly
breeze was blowing. Britannia finished
at 4 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds.
Alisa did not finish. Niagara and Da
kotah started at noon in the race for the
20-rater under the auspices of the same
club. Mr. Howard Gould's yacht led by
half a length at the start. The race was
stopped at the end of the first round.
The times of the yachts at tbe finish
were: Niagara 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Dakotah 2 hours, 4 minutes and 40 sec?
Affairs Improving at Panama.
Washington, July 25.?The appre?
hension of aerlouB trouble on the
Isthmus of Panama owing to the strike
of railroad employes, was considerably
relieved by the receipt of a telegram
to-day from United States Consul Gen?
eral Vifquain at Panama, stating that
tbe governor of the provinoe of Panama
had assured the consul general of his
ability to maintain order there. It is
therefore Improbable that any warship
will now be dispatched to the Isthmus,
unless affairs assume a more threatened
aspect than they are at present.
Treasury Department Will Not Interfere.
Washington, July 25.?The Treasury
Department has declined to entertain
the protest made by the vice president
of tho Humane Society against the ad?
mission of bullB and torreaders from
Mexico for a bull fighting exhibition at
the Atlanta Exposition. The protest
claimed that the bulls should bo ex?
cluded on the ground that they were
Immoral instruments and the torroadors
on the ground that their admission
would violate the contract labor law.
Will Not Call a Convention.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 25?The Dem?
ocratic State central committee will not
call a convention to take action on the
sliver question. Secretary Davis has re?
ceived replies to his ciroular from the
chairmen of soventeon county commit?
tees wbo are opposed to such action.
This is a majority of the county com?
Government Exhibits at Atlanta.
WASHINGTON, July 25.?The shipment
of government exhibits to Atlanta for
the Cotton States Exposition will begin
at the end of the week? The govern?
ment board of management will move
its headquarters in a few days to
Atlanta and will hold their next moet
tng at that place.
r MORNING, JULY 26,
THE MAGICIANS FOUGHT HARD.
Lynchburg Won Yesterday's
Game After a Fierce 8truggle.
Boanoho Cam? Within One of Tying
the Score in the Ninth Inning
and Had a Man na Far as Third
Itaie When the Side Was Betlred.
Both Arne? and Fry Pitched Great
Lynchburg, Va., July 25?Special?
The game thie afternoon between the
Roanokea and Lynohburgs was a close
and excttlngone, especially toward the
last when the Magicians came within
one run of tying the soore. Both Ames
and Fry pitched great ball, but the
locals succeedod in bunching three of
their nine hits in the third, which to?
gether with errors by Welch and Cava?
naugh gave them three runa. Padden
played a great game for the visitors
while Berryhlll did good work fot
Neither side was able to score until
the third, when Lynchburg pulled throe
runs out of the fire. Ferguson was an
oasy victim, but Smith hit safely. He
stole second and went to third on
Welch's wild throw. Mclntyre hit
safely to short. Cavanaugh made a beau?
tiful stop, but threw way over Lit
tlo'a head and the runner went to third,
Smith scoring. Berryhlll followed with
a single and Mclniyre scored. Thomp?
son tiled out to Padden. Sohabel and
Pieck made safe, hits and Berryhlll
scored. Leahy forced Block at second,
retiring the side. The Hill Climbers;
did no; score again until tho ninth,
when they mado what proved to be the
winning run. Plock, the first man up,
hit to Vlox, who throw wild, and the
tall first baseman went to third. Leahy
singled and Plock scored. Ames struck
out, Ferguson hit safoly, but was thrown
out trying to purloin second and Smith
filed out to Sherer.
Roanoke jogged along for six Innings
without scoring, but they woke up In
tho seventh and gave the spectators a
scare. Little opened up with a Blngle
and scored on Padden's triple. Cap?
tain Dick crossed tho plate on a passed
ball. Cavanaugh and Welch were easy
outs. Vlox hit for two 4ases, but Fry
could not send blm homo. They made
things very Interesting In the ninth.
Little filed out to Ferguson, but Pad?
den worked In a single and wont to
second when Cavanaugh did likewise.
Amos threw to Plock to catch Cava?
naugh, but he threw high and Padden
scored. Cavanaugh went to third, and
with but one out Roanoke'B prospect for
tying the score looked very bright.
But the necessary bit was not forth?
coming. Welch struck out and Vlox
ended the agony by hitting an easy one
to Berryhlll and dying at first. Follow?
ing la the score:
BOAKOKH. I ltbobbobo.
UIll'UAE K II I'D A K
Hherer. Ct. 0 0 2 0 0 F'rg'n.rf... 0 110 0
Fultz, If.... 0 1 3 0 0 Smith, ct.. 1 13 0 0
Stahl, rf.... 0 10 0 0
Little, Ib.. 1 1 12 0 0
Padden,2b. 2 3 4 4 0
Cav'gh, ss. 0 1 1 6 1
Welch, c... 0 0 8 1 1
Vlox, 3b.... 0 10 5 1
Fry. p. 0 0 0 0 0
Mcln're.'Jb 1 2 0 3 0
Bery'lll. Shi M 9 0
Th'mp'n.lf 0 0 3 0 0
Schabe), c. 0 1 8 ll 0
Flock,Ib... 1 2 11 0 0
Leahy, ss . 0 1 0 3 0
Ames, p... 0 0 tl a 1
Total.... :i 7 37 15 3l Total.... 110 27 !t 1
BCN3 BT INNINOS.
Lynchhnrg. 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1?4
Roanoke. 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1?3
Earned rune?Lynchburg, 9; Hoauoke 1. Base
on halle?Oil Fry, 9; off Ames, 2. Struck out?
By Fry, 5; by Ames, 4. Two-base hits?Mrlntvre,
Flock, Fultz, Vlox. Three-base hit?Padden.
Pas-jed ball?Schabet. Stolen bases?Smith.
Time of game-One hour aud thirty minutes.
Richmond, 80; Portsmouth, I.
Richmond, Va., July 25.?The Ports?
mouth team was not in the game at any
stage to-day, and managed toscoreonly
on an error by Foster at tho home plate.
Clare was batted out of the box In three
innings and Brandt fared little better.
HouBeman did great field work and
made five hits. Bradley got a homer
and Kaln four beautiful singles. Tho
visitors went all to pieces and made
many rank errors. Flynn, who pitched
for Richmond, was invincible.
Score.? r. ii. fi.
Richmond . 1 3 4 4 1 2 0 5 1-2J 21 3
Portsmouth. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 (Ml? 1 G S
Batteries?Flyun and Foster: Clare, Brandt
Norfolk-Petersburg game postponed
on account of wet grounds.
Row the Clubs Stand.
W. L. Pct.i W. L. Pet.
Richmond ..19 2:i Has!Petersburg..86 3ti 4;?
Lynchburg...4? 31 ti'.tn Roanoke ....33 48 4"7
Portsmouth ?? Id M-l Norfolk .... 31 50 3s|
The abore table includes games forfeited by
Norfolk to Portsmouth and Roanoke, and by
Roanoke to Norfolk.
Where They Play To-day.
Roanoke at Lynchburg; Petersburg
at Norfolk: Portsmouth at Richmond,
If sufficient tickets can bo sold, a
special train of two or more cars will be
run to Lynchburg next Saturday after?
noon in time to witness tho game at
Rlvermont Park between tho Roanoke
and Lynchburg toama. The train will
leave here at 2 o'clock, and returning
will arrive In Roanoke about 11 o'clock
In tho evening. It will be necessary ?o
sell 120 tickets at SI r>0 for the round
trip, which Is less than tho regular faro
one way. A special space will bo sot
aside in the grand stand for the Roa?
noke rooters. A number of prominent
business men havo signified tholr inten?
tion to go. Parties willing to mako tho
trip will hand their names to Mr. H. E.
Erb, bookkeeper for 'he Central Manu?
facturing Company, No. 11? West Camp?
The game between Roanoke and
Lynchburg was reported by wire at the
old Opera House yesterday afternoon
and was en;oyed by a largo crowd ot
rooters. To-day's came will also be
reported. Play will be called at 4:45,
I and either Moores or Lloyd will pitch
I for the Mtglcl&na.
THE 30HOOKER CABBIE "lank.
Uelleved In Washington That the Spaniard
Had Authority to Stop Her.
Washington, July as.?The reported
firing on the Carrie E. Lane, an Amer?
ican schooner, by the Spanish cruiser
off the Cuban coast bat not yet been
reported officially to the State Depart?
ment and in tho absence of a definite
statement of the faot the offiolals de?
cline to express on opinion on the sub?
ject. The important point to be estab?
lished in this case, is the exaot location
of the Lane when she was signalled to
The captain's statement was that this
was waB off Cape Antonio, but he does
not say whether he was in the three
miles limit. If he was he could not
claim exemption from responding to a
demand to establish his Identity, as was
contended by Secretary Orosham In the
Alllanca]oa8e,for his was not a vessel fol?
lowing a regular route, but one cruising
from port to port in the West Indios.
In view of the fact that Beveral fili?
bustering expeditions have succeeded in
landing In Cuba from the ooast of
} Jamaica and others of the West Indian
Islands, officials here are not surprised
that the Spanish commanders should
exercise every precaution to make sure
of the innocent purpose of any small
sailing craft seen hovering about the
Cuban coasts, and it is felt that this
particular commander aotcd within his
rights if he fired a shot across the bow
of the Lane if she failed to atop when
signalled in regular form. The small
size and appearanoo of the schooner, it
is said, was against her and calculated
to excite suspicion as to her object.
The Sonate. Refuses to PonHlou Prluuctts
San Francisco, July 25.?Tho steamer
City of Peking arrived to day from China
and Japan, via Honolulu bringing the
following ad vices dated Honolulu, July
IS: Princess Kailuni will not get her
pension. This was practically decided
on the 11th instant when the Senate re?
ferred all pensions and permanent set*
tlements to the regular session, Tho
item was $4,000 per annum to commence
with April last.
Ministers Hatch and Smith made
strong arguments in support of the Item
on the ground that it was a moral debt
which tho country owed. Smith hoped
the time would come when tho legisla?
ture representing the Intelligence of
the community would vote an allowance
to Lllluokalanl. Minister Smith's re?
marks about the queen is construed to
mean that she will soon be liberated.
President Dole will sign another batch
of pardons. The men will be liberated
on Thanksgiving day.
Supreme Court of Appeals.
Wytrkvillk, Va., July 2.v?Special?
In the court of appeals to day the fol?
lowing decisions were handed down:
Tate's executors vs. Hull and Stuart,
from the circuit court of Wythe county,
affirmed, opinion by Judge Keith
Rakes va Rustln Land, Mining and
Manufacturing Company, from Carroll
oounty, affirmed, opinion by Judge
Rlely. Wood vs. Walker, trustee, from
Wythe county, reversed, opinion by
Judge Caldwell. Fry and others vs.
Stowers, from Bland county, reversed;
opinion by Judge Buchanan. Watkins
vs. West, Wythovllle Land and Im?
provement Company, from Wythe
county, reversed, opinion by Judge
Harrison. Petitions for appeals and
writs of error were refused In tho fol?
lowing cases: Thomas vs. Lynchburg
Perpetual Building and Loan Associa?
tion, from Roanoke. Oakland Imtrovo
ment Company vs. Quick and Wood,
from Petersburg. Hunter vs. Gllllam,
trustee, from Roanoke. Morgan et als.,
vs. Thomas et als., from Radford. Writ
of error waB allowed in Noell vs. Noell,
En Rontoto ?Taofcson Hole.
Denver, Colo., July 25.?A special to
the Times from Cheyenne, Wyo., says:
Governor Richards was advised to-day
by Adjutant General Stltzer, who is at
Market Lane, that there are no new
developments in the Indian situation at
Jackson Hole. General Copplnger has
requested Major Reynolds, of the Eighth
Infantry, at Fort Russell, to accompany
the expedition. Fifty-three pack mules
and six packers will join tbo Fort Rob?
inson troops, who are expected to pass
The Bondholders Accept
Savannah, Ga., July 25.?Tho Sa?
vannah and Atlantic bondholders to day
accepted the offer of the Contral reor?
ganization committee. This was the
only road remaining out of the reorgan?
ization scheme. Bonds were at once de?
posited. To-day closed the depositing
of securities,but it is believed that there
will be a further extension.
The Parties of Parliament.
London, July 25.?At 4 o'clock this
afternoon the various political parties
had elected to parliament the following
members of representatives: Conserva?
tives, 330; unionists, 62; government
total, 302; liberals, 153; McCarthyltes,
02; ParnelllteB, 10; labor, 2; opposition
total, 2:27; grand total, '',17; net unionist
National League Games.
At Cleveland: B. II. K.
Cleveland. 1 0 1 0 0 0-1 0 x? f> 11 8
Boston. 0 0 9 0 ? ?? 0 0 0? I IS 3
Hutterles?Young and Zimmer; Nichols and
At IMttsburg R. H. K.
I'tttshnrg. 0 0 0 ? 0 0 6 a x-HI ' 4
New York. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1? 8 - 5
Underlet?Uv.vley and Sngden; German and
At Chicago: B. B. B.
Chicago..... 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 .1 x? S 18 1
Washington. 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1? 5 5 1
Batteries?Terry sni Donohue; Stockdale and
At I.onlsvllls: lt. U. K.
Loalsvtlle. 00100 0 0 10?9 10 5
Ualt'.moro. 0 5 0 1 6 0 0 0 C?18 15 0
I Uati<'v.r??Inks, McUermott nud Warner; Hem
mini; ii-d Clarke.
At St. Louis: B. 11. E.
St. Louis. 15500101 8?W to 3
Brooklyn. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1? 3 10 1
Batteries? Breitenau in and Miller; Lucid anil
At Cincinnati: R. U. E.
Cincinnati. 4 0 t o a 4 to s?10 an l
Philadelphia.oooosoooo?s t> a
Uatterles -Khlucs and Murphy; T:tyU>r, Beam
.L ASSOCIATED PRESS TKLKOBAU
ALL TUE KEWS OP "CUE ORLD.
NICHOLAS MEETS HiS DOOM.
The Murderer of Mills and Wil*
De Wanted to Get Bid of Mills and In?
vited Him and Wllkeraon to Go
Acrois James River In a Boat?The
lloat Sank and tbe Two Men Were
Bichmond, Va., July 25 ?Philip Nor?
man Nicholas, the murderer of James
Mills and William J. Wllkeraon, was
hanged hero this morning. The drop
fell at 10:00, and his neck was broken.
Nicholas was confirmed as a member of
the Catholic Church this morning at 6
o'clock In his cell by Bishop Van Dev
yer and mass was celebrated there. He
evidently took much comfort from this
He was attended on the scaffold by
Father Wilbers, but made no state?
ment, and was absolutely cool to the
last, without any bravado. Very few
persons witnessed the execution.
Nicholas was an unmarried man and
lived in a house also occupied by James
Mills, with whose wife he bad tor some
time been intimate, and in consequenoe
there was much bad blood between the
men. The crime waa rather peculiar.
Nicholas persuaded Mills and Wllkorson
to accompany him in a boat scroBS
.Tames river to secure a bee tree. They
demurred at first, as they could not
Oa their way over the boat filled with
water and sank, drowning Mills and
Wilkcraon. On examination it was found
that there were two augur holes in the
boat where none had been tbe day be?
fore corresponding in slz^ to an augur
belonging to Nicholis. Later on two
corn cobs were floating in the river
whittled down to fit the holes.
J Suspicion pointed to Nicholas who on
several occasions told dllferent tales,
and it was remembered tha/ he had sev?
eral times threatened Mill' On De?
cember 10, 1892, he was " und
lodged In the Henrico county , 1
subsequently convloted of tho Or* j.
The same scaffold was used upon which
a negro was a short time ago executed.
The Lnnenburg Outrage.
RICHMOND, Va., July 25?At a meet?
ing of the German-American Associa?
tion horn, a purse was raised for the
I asslstur.ee of John Dern, tho German,
I who, with bis wlto and three children,
deserted his farm In Lunonburg and
lied to Richmond for protection from a
gang of outlaws. The case has aroused
the deepest sympathy here, and Attor
noyGeneral Scott is in communication
with Judge Orgaln, of Lunonburg, in
regard to the case. United States
Deputy Boiling, who went to the aoeno
of the outrage, has not been heard from
yet. His report is awaited with interest.
A Woman's Terrible Crime.
KardoUBVILLB, Ky., July 35.?Rosa
I Gordon, a disreputable woman, who
murdered two women of the same class
near Corbln, Ivy., Tuesday, In a confess
Blon to-day Implicates threo men, who
j she claims were at her house at tho
time of the crime and held Mary
Southerland and Melizza Brown, her
victims, while she diBemboweled them.
Warrants have beon issued for the ar-<
rest of the alleged accomplices, who
will likely be arrested shortly and
brought hero. Much excitement pre?
vails over the affair. Jealousy led to
A Kentucky Killing.
Hkandenhurq, Ky., July 25.?George
Robinson, keeper of the poor house in
Meade county, was shot and killed this
morning by Bland Shacklett, one of the
commissioners of that institution. They
mot on the turnpike and Roblnaon be?
gan firing at Shacklett. One ball hit
him In the mouth. He rushed upon
Robinson, took his pistol away from him
and shot him through the heart. Shack?
lett is not very seriously wounded. He
19 a very prominent farmer.
The Nloaraguau Quesllon.
Berlin, July 25.?A dispatch to the
Cologne Gazette from Washington says
that the Nloaraguan question la about
to bo re opened. It Is added that Chief
Claronce, the deposed ruler of the Mcs?
quito territory, who has beon residing
at Kingston, Jamaica, as a pensioner of
Great Britain ever elnco bo left Nicar?
agua, is on his way to Eogland, where,
it Is believed In somo quarters, bis
claims against Nicaragua will receive
soli: AGENTS -
Factory Prices and Easy Pay?
ments Without Interest.
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