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[From the Daily Item July 20.]
He Olive Brand Creates Discord
The Beform Convention Wrang
les all Day Over the Conser?
vative Proposition for
As Some Feared, a Few Politicians
Prevent the Healing of the
Breach in Sumter County.
? Convention of Discord and Disgrace
Tne Leaders of Reform are Responsi?
ble for Ali the Evils that May
Result from Their Refusal
to Accept the Terms of
Peace Proposed by
The Reform County Convention assembled
at 11.30 o'clock and tbe enrol I ment of the
delegates waa taken up at once. Before the
roll call had been completed by Secretary W.
S. James, Chairman H. R. Thomas read a
tetter from Maj. Marton Moise, Chairman of
the Conservative Conference Committee, Plat?
ing the object for which tbe committee bad
been appointed On motion of Mr. H. L. B.
Wells, Messrs. H. T. Abbott and W. K.
Cresswell were appointed a committee to
notify tbe Conservative Committee and invite
them to appear before the convention and
3obmit the proposition from tbe Conservative
On motion of Capt. D. E. Keels, Mr. H. R.
Thomas was elected permanent chairman and
Mr. W. S. James, secretary.
In lieu of reading the call for the conven
lion. Chairman Thomas stated briefly tbe
object of the meeting.
A recess was takes until tbe Conservative
committee sbonld arrive.
Maj. .Moise and Bon. Altamont Moses came
into the Court Bouse within a few moments,
accompanied by Messrs. Abbott and Cross
Chairman Thomas introduced Maj. Moise,
who read rbe resolution adopted by the
Conservative County Convention, tn which
the proposition to divide delegates was made.
In addition to tbe bare statement of terms
of division, Maj. Moise spoke briefly of the
motives actuating tbe Conservative faction
when tbe division was proposed. He said
lb?t tbe Conservatives desired peace aod tbat
it was felt to be right that the Reformers
. sbonld have representation in the convention ;
tbat a majority of the men of both factions
favored tbe same principles and tbat there
wa? ?.o real cause for division of tbe white
pew,..* of Sumter County at this time. The
Ooo^rTntivea baviog a majority ot the white
Totei* ia Sumter County aod having made
the proposition to divide and have peace, it
rested with this Convention, representing the
Reformers, to s<y whether we shall have peace
in the couoty or cot. If the proposition is
rejected theo the contest will toe forced into
los general election.
Mr. W. A. James asked Maj. Moise whether j
the division was proposed as a matter o' poli?
cy in hope ct influencing action in other coun?
ties-to use the Reformers as cats' paws?
Whether the proposal to give three delegates
to tbe Reformers was dooe as a matter of
charity or as the right of the Reformers on
account of the strength of tbe faction ? Maj.
Moise replied tbat it was too late for the
action in this county to influence the action
of other couotiea and tbat as be understood
it the proposition was made both as a recog?
nition of the right of the Reformers to repre?
sentation and a desire for peace.
Mr. J. E. DuPre wanted to know whether
tbe Conservatives proposed to submit to the
primary or elect their delegates outside of the
primary. Maj Moise said that he was not
given power tn say, but that the proposition
was that each side should select its own three
delegates in any way it saw St.
Mr. A. Moses was called up aod was asked
Mr. Thomas and Mr. W. A. James had the
first spat while Maj. Moise was being ques?
tioned. Mr. Themas reminded Mr. James that
Maj. Moise was a guest of the convention.
Mr. James retorted rather sharply that he
was never lacking in courtesy to a guest.
Mr. H. R Thomas read a lengrhy address
advising peace between the while men in
Sumter and praising the spirit of the Con?
Mr. L. D. Jennings offered ibe following !
resolution immediately that Mr. Thomas took j
his seat :
We the Reformers of Sumter County in j
convention assembled and having considered
the offer of a compromise made to us by the \
Conservatives of Sumter County,
We do say thut we cannot accept such a
.compromise, for the following reason, viz.
First, because we would have to go outside
of the Democratic party if we accepted such
an offer as they have made to us.
Second, we would be trying to force candi- ?
dates upon the people for them to vote with?
out giving them the opportunity of selection,
which wouid be trying to assume power that
?he people alone possess.
Hut in consideration of the bitter teeling
which has existed among our people since |
?890, and the great desire that seems to he in
Doth factions of laying aside all of the past
bitterness and doing away with any further
strife, and coming together ; and realizing
?he fact that we have no authority whatever .
to dictate to the people whom they shall vote
tor, and we can make no rule by which we
ran sa}' that the people shall vote tor three
Conservative? nod three Reformers, be it re?
First. That we do ask and advise the peo?
ple to lay aside all factional prejudices and
?oteformeo irrespsctive ul faction in tin'
primary, which has been ordered.
S< fond. We do invite every while marj to
into the primary and vote for the best
men regardless of faction, whose views they
..>.:. -rido:;?. and the sir highest so voted for j
shall he the nominees of the Democrj
Before thia resolution could be seconded
Edwin. Wilson offerered a substitute as
Whereat, The Conservative faction, in c
veotion, by a large majority and seemin
in good faith propose to divide the delegat
to tbe Constitutional Convention equally
thia county. Therefore be it resolved:
1st. That the Reform faction accept
proposition, namely, 3 Refomers and 3 C
2d. That each-, faction shall nominate i
less than six candidates, the 3 highest 1
formers and the 3 Conservatives be the noi
nees of the Democracy of Sumter County.
3d. That we recommend to the Cout
Executive Committee the adoption of the ?
lowing rule : "That no vote shall be coum
unless it contains the names ot three Ct
8ervatires and three Reformers."
Mr. Dupre called for the reading of t
mles of the primary ordered by the Ir
Comm t tte.
Mr. H. L. B. Wells made a speech favori
peace and unity, but be wanted it to be c
tained by each side going into the prim?
and voting for tbe best meo.
Dr. H. T. Abbott read a very pretty spec
filled with historical and poetical allusioi
ia which Greece and tbe heroes of Th<
rjopylae figured prominently. He favor
peace and thought we ought to have it
Capt. D.E. Keels took the floor, and wi
the sleeves of bis alpaca coat polled up abo
bia elbows, be went for Dr. Abbott's spee
as a starter. "We bave got nothing at all
do with Greece aod all sorts of tbiogs tb
happened three or fonr thousand years ago
"We ar? here in Sumter County and mu
handle tbiogs practically." He opposed tl
division of delegates and maintained that f
thecoonvention to accept the proposition
tbe Cooservative8 would be to go agaiost ti
Mr. J. L. Parrott favored a compromis
aod thought that all patriotic men should (
act as to briog jthe white people together.
Mr. H. L. B. Wells moved that tbe prop
sitioo from the Conservative Committee I
oot accepted. After some discussion it wi
A motion waa made to table the Wilso
resolution, and a loog wrangle, aod a gret
deal of confusion ensued. Tbe Cbairma
aod half a dozen voluoteer assistant cbairme
labored long before the tangle could fc
straightened out. Tbe motion waa adopted
Capt. Keels renewed the motion that tb
Conserva ti re proposition for a division be re
jected. Another tangie of speech rankin,
aod wrangling ensued. Messrs Wells
Keele, DoPre, Parrott, Abbott, H. R Thom
as and others took part.
Duriog the confusion Mr. J. L Parrot
offered as a substitute : "That this couven
tioo do accept tbe compromise offered by th
Cooservatives and proceed to suggest thre
candidates to be voted for." There wa
more wrangling about this substitute, ao<
neither original oor substitute could b
brought to a vote.
Mr. W. A. James got up to spe*k ao<
asked all the brethren wbo should get tiret
of his rambling remarks to say "Aye!"
Immediately some ooe yelled "aye!'
aod Mr. James sat dowo.
To get something like order it was pro
posed to take a direct vote OD accepting ot
rejectiDg the proposition of the Conservatives
with tbe understanding tbat the vote woulc
not prevent the formulation of some plao foi
compromise and division of delegates by tht
convention. It was the simple plao as pro?
posed by tbe Cooservatives aod oot tbe divi
A o aye aod Day rote waa demanded. Tb?
resolt was 38 to reject and 26 to accept.
Mr. J. E. DuPre offered tbe following : Re?
solved that this convention recommend to tb?
people of Sumter Couoty to diride the dele?
gates to tbe Coostitutiooal Convention be?
tween tbe two factions equally in tbe demo?
cratic primary on Joly 30th next, under the
rules and constitution of the Democratic
This resolution was rejected and one offered
by Mr. Wells was adopted in the following
Resolved, That we invite the Conservative
faction to bave their candidates come before
the people io the primary and run under the
rules of the Democratic party, and that our
people are requested and urged to vote for the
best men withont regard to past factional
lines, and that our Executive Committee pro?
vide for their signing the pledge, and thatwe
will pledge ourselves to go io with them and
elect the delegates chosen in the primary elec?
tion whether those selected have been Reform?
ers or Conservatives.
That a committee he appointed by tbe
chairman to communicate to Maj. M. Moise
the action of the convention.
Dr. H. T. Abbott wa9 appointed on the
There was more speech making and general
coofusion. Messrs. Parrott, James and
Kelly favoring some action to bring about
peace and a division of delegates ; and
Messrs. D. E. Keels, L. D. Jenuings and H.
L B. Wells opposing.
At length some one had the bright idea
that H vote he taken to show whether the
conversion favored peace between tbe fac?
tions or a continuation of strife and bitter?
ness. The vote was almost unanimous in
favor of peace.
Capt. Keels followed this declaration in
favor ot pence by a motion that the conven?
tion proceed to nominate six men as can?
didates for the Constitutional Convention.
His motion was amended to read "three
men'' instead of six. Capt. Kee!.- moved to
table the amendment It wa.- tabled on a
vote of 59 to 34.
Mr. B. P. Kelly, a strong supporter of the
division, offered the following resolution,
which became lost io the coofusioo-lost in
ttl*- -:?uf?t* as it were :
Resolvedt That the convention accept the
proposition ot the Cooservatives and proceed
to suggest three candidates for out faction
and let them suggest three, provided that
the other side agree to have tbe rix candidates
voted in th* primary and ahi le b\ the pri?
Motions to adjourn became frequent, hut
Chairman Thomas refused to consider them
for sometime, a? he stated that the conven?
tion bad not done the work for which it
assembled, and that it was a duty to put out
candidates to be voted for in the primary.
Mr. J. T. Hayes moved thai 6 delegates be
nominated. The motion was los' somewhere
io the confusion, as it was never put.
Capt. Keels made another speech or two
also Mr. Wells aod Mr. L. D. Jennings.
Others were talking at such a rate that noth?
ing could be understood clearly.
Mr. Shepherd Nash offered a resolution
accepting the sprit of compromise and
recommending both factions to go into the
primary and vote for the best men irrespec?
tive of factiou. The resolution was disre?
There were more motions to adjourn.
Capt. Keels moved that the convention
suggest 12 candidates. Nominations were
made from the floor as follows : D. E. Keels,
J. G White, T. 3. Fraser, J. E. DuPre, 0.
W. Buchanan, P. P. Gaillard, W. A. James,
W. F. B Haynswortb, H. R. Thomas, R. P.
Stackbouse, B McLauchlin, H. T.Abbott,
J A. Mood, R. M. Pitts, Jacob Keels, R. 0.
Purdy, W. K. Crosswell. It all appeared to
be in a spirit of ridicule or sport and nearly
every man who was present declinad,
to Another ^motion to adjourn was made and
The wrangling and confusion seemed to in?
crease and neither side seemed disposed to
yield. Capt. Keels ?nd his followers were
determined either to adjourn without taking
action or to nominate a full ticket without
reference to the Conservative proposition.
The others, led by Mr. H. R. Thomas, wished
to take some action to secure peace with the
Conservatives and prevent a fight.
One motion to adjourn followed another in
rapid succession, and the chairman refused to
entertain more than a majority ot such mo?
tions. At one time Capt. Keels, Mr. Thomas j
and several other lesser lights were all talking j
at the same instant.
The climax was reached when Mr. L. D.I
Jennings, who had stood squarely up to Capt. j
Keels all day, moved that a new chairman be
elected instead of Mr. Thomas. The motion '
received a second and was put to the bouse,
but was voted down by a very great prepond?
erance. The wrangling was taken up again,
bot no progress of any kind was made.
Mr Edwin Wilson brought tbe farce to an
end by woviog "that the convention adjourn
for the sake of decency." The motion was
The advocates of peace were apparently
greatly disgusted with the result of the con?
vention, and declared themselves still io
favor or peace and a compromise ticket. The
opponents of pence seemed pleased tbat they
won the fight in tbe convention.
Announcement of Competitive Ex?
There are a great many girls and boys ic I
every county in this State who, though un- \
able to pay tuition, in order to secure an edu- j
cation have neen given an opportunity to j
secure it through the beneficiary scholarships
provided by the Legislature in the South
Carolina College and the Winthrop Normal
College. Last year there was very close com- j
petition io nearly every county for these i
scholarships, and many have been awaiting
tbe announcements as to tbe scholarships this
year in order to stand the competitive exami?
Consequently the following circular, just
sent out to the School Commissioners of the
several counties in the State, will be read
with the greatest interest by such boys and
their parents :
South Carolina College, July 8, 1895.
Dear Sir : Two normal students from each 1
county may be admitted to this college with- j
out the payment of the annual fee ($10) or !
the tuition fee ($40.)
The mode of examination and admission is j
similar to that provided for the Winthrop 1
Normal College, except that the examination
questions are prepared by the faculty of tbis
The Hon. W. D. Mayfield, State Superin?
tendent of Education, has appointed Friday,
August 23, as the day on wnich the compet?,
tive examinations shall be held in all tbe
May I beg you to take charge of the whole j
matter in your county ?3 the officer entitled
so to do? This, I suppose, includes making]
known throughout your county the fact that j
such examination will be held, providing for 1
au examining committee, making known the |
result, and whatever else may be necessary, j
The questions prepared by my colleagues j
will be forwarded to you in due time before j
the date fixed for the examination. The sub- !
jects for examination will be the same as those j
for admission to the scientific course in this
college-nnraely, English, mathematics and !
history. See page 38 of our catalogue of i
1894-95, or page 10 of announcement.
Earnestly soliciting your aid in making the
plan of the Legislature completely successful,
I ara, yours very truly,
President of Sou^h Carolina College.
I?a:?t June Dick Crawford brought his
twelve-montbs-old child, suffering from in?
famie diarrhoea, tome It had been weaned
at tour months old and had always oeen
sickly. I gave it the usual treatment in 9uch
cases but without benefit. The child kept
growing thinner until it weighed but little
more than when bora, or perhaps ten pounds.
I then started the father to giving Chamber?
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Before one bottle of the 25 cent size had been
used a marked improvement was seen and its
continued used cured the child. Its weakness
and puny constitution disappeared and its
father and myself believe the child's life was j
saved by (his Remedy. J.T Marlow, M.D ,
Tamaroa, III For saie by Dr. A. J. China.
?>i<? Von Ever
Try Electric Hitter* as ;i remedy tur your
trouble* '.' If n< t, get a bottle now :m.l get re
Ile! Tili.? medicine bus been found :.> be pecu?
liarly :i dap toi thc relief and cure "i all Fe
lu ale Complaints exerting :i wonderful direct
influence it. giving .?ireiig'li and r..ri.. to ?he
..rg.ui?. If you :?-:ve !".?- .;! Appetite, Consti?
pation, Headache, Fainting Spell*. -r .uv.
Nervous, Siecj ie--. Excitable, Melancholy ..r
trouble?! with I'I./V Spells Etc?rric Hitter* i.?
the medicine you nc? i. Health an.l Strength
re guaranteed by ir- u-. Large bottle.*' Linly
fifty cent? ar J. F. VT. Del.?nceV I ?rug Store.
School teachers and -rho..I trustee? can bc
accommodated and .-avid much trouble b\
sending a list cf books needed to H. G Osteen
South Carolina at the Fair. !
The Cotton States and Inter?
Commissioner Koche has se:?: out
the following circular letter to the
commissioners of the various counties,
and it indicates what arrangements
have been made with the railroads for
the free transporta-, J of articles for
Dear Sir : I have established head
quarters in this City, and am now
ready to receive all contributions to j
the State exhibit at the Atlanta
Exposition. Please advise me what j
articles may be expected from your j
county, and the approximate quanti j
ties of each that will be sent. I ami
especially anxious to receive at an
early date specimens of woods and
miuerals, as they will have to be pre?
pared for exhibition. Specimens of j
building stories, especially granite,
must be large enough to be dressed
to cubes of eight inches. I have
arranged with the Railroad Com?
panies to bring to Columbia, free of
charge, all articles intended for the
exhibit, and addressed to me as Com?
missioner. Perishable articles, such
as fruits, should, however, be sent by
express, collect. I mail you a pack?
age of shipping tags to facilitate you
in your work Please see that the
blanks are properly filled out before
It is extremely important that I
should receive full and early informa?
tion as to what your county will do
towards makiug the State exhibit a
success, and I will, therefore, be
obliged to you if you will communi?
cate with me at your earliest con?
Yours very truly,
E. L. ROCHE, Commissioner.
Columbia, S. C.
Covering Up a Dispensary
Messrs. H. H. Rrunson and A. F. j
Dukes were in Colombia to-day, and !
called on Governor Evans io coonee- i
tion with tbe recent fire at Branchville.
It is understood that a >ir. Jackson, j
wbo went to Branchville to investigate
the origin of tbe fire, was severely
beaten, aod that be ha* sworn ont war?
rants against Ed. and G. Metts. It is
charged that they said that no one was
wanted to work up a case for the dis?
pensary, or anything connected with if.
The charge is that tbe reports which
have been circulated about tbe fire are
mostly the result of opposition to the
dispeoffary law, and were started to in?
jure tbe system. It is said that the dis?
pensary accounts were not in tbe least
short or mixed, as bas heeo charged,
and that it is false that "lytbiog was
taken out of the dispel, irv ou tbe
night of the fire by coloi^-1 people or
Mr. Barnard B. Evan*, who repre?
sented $1,000 worth of the insurance,
it is announced, will recommend tbe
payment of tbe policy bis companies
held, after having looked into tbe
charges.-News and Courier, 19tk.
Final Settlement of the Big
Mora Claim is Now
WASHINGTON, July 16, 1895.-Mr. j
Nathaniel Paige, of this city, one of
the attorneys for the Mora claim re - j
ceived a cable message from Madrid, j
Spain, to-day, announcing that the ;
immediate payment of the claim had '
Mr Paige told me that this meant;
that the money would be paid without .
any further delay. He said that it
would include the full amount allowed
by thc compromise agreement entered :
into in December, 1886, by which the !
Spanish government agreed to pay ?1,
500.000 to compensate Antonio Maxi- j
j mo Mora for his Cuban estates, confis
I cated by the Cuban authorities, with ?
: interest from the date of the agree
: ment, as stipulated by Mr. Bayard,
; who was then Secretary of State. In
; terest will probably be at thc rate of ;
I five per cent per annum from Decem
I ber, 1886. It is understood that the
I State Department has also received in
I formation to the effect that the claim is
i to be paid at once.
j It is understood thar, the Spanish .
! government has been largely influenced
i in its agreement for the immediate set
tletneut of this claim by its desire to
avoid all possible causes of friction with
the Uoited Staies at this time when the I
success of the Spanish forces in Cuba
contending agaiust the Cuban insurrec
iio?ists depend so largely upon the
strict enforcement of the neutrality
laws by the I nked States.
The Papal Ban.
CHICAGO, -July 1;). - Catholic mem?
bers of the Knights of Pythias, Odd
fellows and Sons of Te m pe ra nee were
authoritatively placed under the bau of
thc Roman Catholic Church by a pub?
lished order which went into effect yes
terday and was read from al! thc pul
pit.s of that church in this diocese
Archbishop Freehau li a> been notified
by Mgr. Satoili, tho Papal delegate,
that thc edict is to he observed to thc
strictest letters, it affects some >.I?(JO
Knights of Pythias and several thou?
sand Odd Fellows :in(i Sons of Temper
Yellow fever is increasing to 3D
alaroiiog extent io Cuba aud the death
rate is very high.
Cashier L. T. Parish is missing and
the Farmer's Bank of Ornik, Mo., is
A whole family was poisoned at An?
na, III., by eating toadstools. Thre*
girls dead and three others of the fam?
ily are not expected to live.
In the Circuit court of Indiana yes?
terday the Democrats had set aside the
apportionment act passed by the Re?
publican Legislature last winter.
A negro preacher in West Virginia
is oreanizjug his race to go to Liberia,
where they "will not be lynched."
Every iron ore mine tn Ishpeming,
Mich., was idle yesterday, 3,000 men
being on strike. A large crowd is on
its way to stop steam shovel*, aod
W. F. Weeks, postmaster at Harts
born. I. T ha? been arrested for
embezzling ?7,000 in money order
Abe Small, alias Will Thompson, 1
was arrested in Baltimore last night
for the murder of two policemen in Sa?
vannah last August.
Thirty odd screwmen, charged with
murder, were released 00 ?3,000 bond !
each in New Orleans yesterday The i
.'Daily States*'' went on the bonds of a j
number of the men.
Operatives in Worsted mills in Low- j
ell and Fitchburg, Mass., and in iron i
work in Allentown and Pottstowo, Pa., !
we're yesterday notified that their wages
would be increased from 10 to 20 per
Three men at work on one of the j
gunboat? at Newport News were shock- '?
ed by lightning yesterday and rendered
unconscious, but all recovered.
The reports received yesterday by
the ?oited States Marine Hospital ser?
vice from Cuba show an alarming in?
crease in the number of deaths from
At Cayajabos, Havana district, five
negroes on Monday night murdered a
family of a man, two women and two
Coal Operator T. D. Stein of tbe
Phoenix Mines, Idlewood, Pa., has 1
been idicted by the secretary of the j
miners' organization for using fraudu?
lent scales io weighing coal. He has.
it is alleged, swindled then out of hun?
dreds of tons.
There is great excitement in Sofia
over the attempted assassination of
Ex-Prime Minister Statubuloff and the
police are openly acccused of being ac?
cessories to the assassination.
W. H. Harvey, the author of Coin's
Financial School, and Rosewell G.
flow, an editorial writer on the New
York Tribune, and formerly a member
of Congress fmm Michigan, began on
yesterday a seven days debate on the
The negroes of Greenville held a
mass meeting in the court house last
night, and they disavowed any inten?
tion of using violenoe against the white
people on account of the lynching.
Robert Haggard, a mulatto, was
lynched at Winchester, Ky., yester?
At a meeting of the supreme exec?
utive board of the A P. A., at Chica?
go yesterday, a plan of insurance :.as
offered which will soon be promulgated. !
R?solutions were adopted to tbe effect
that the association is not making war
on the Roman Catholic religion, but on
its political features.
At Live Oak yesterday 2.U00 people i
witnessed the execution of Henry j
Brown, a negro, who murdered Ed I
Ryberg, white, last March. To a preach?
er Brown on Thursday night confessed
that he had murdered seven men for
money, and spent the proceeds on wo?
men. Just before the black cap was
put on he wrote an order against a
debtor for 25 cents and gave it to the I
sherift to collect and hand over to the j
prisoners in jail.
The Italian Senate yesterday by a j
considerable majority passed the bill j
making September 22, the anniversary
of The surrender of their arms and
evacuation of Rome by the Papal troops
in 1S70, ft national fete day. The bill,
Premier Crispi said, was a declaration j
of Italy's policy toward the Vatican-the j
government desired neither a concordat
nor a combat.
Three persons were killed, three in- ?
jured aud twenty-three cars wrecked at j
Monmouth, Cal., yesterday.
Harry Marks a Unionist Candidate j
for Parliament, was rocked by his audi- j
Benjamin Harrison, has declared I
positively that he is not and will not bi;
a candidate for the Presidency.
In tbe answer of the Fourth Na
tional Bank, of Philadelphia, to the :
suit brought by the Adams Bx press '
Conmanv for alleged undervaluation j
of money packages, the defendant de?
nies that thc plaintiff has established
;i uniform tariff based primarily upon ;
valuation, and secondly upon the dis?
tance the package is to bc transported.
The company, thc au>wcr alleges,
never lins required shippers to give rho
true valuation, and never pretended to
rely upon valuations given by bank of?
ficers and that ir daily receives pack?
ages without any statement ot valua?
tion, and when so stated it t.- done by I
shippers for their protection.
Tbe striking mioers closed tbe
Wiothrop mine, Michigan, Wednesday
night, and also ?topped the steam
shovels ar those of 'he mines operating
The jury in the case of Mary Aber?
nathy, one of the women on trial at
Lunenburg Court House, Va., for the
murder of Mrs. Pollard, rendered a ver?
dict yesterday of murder in the first
A Bristol, Tenn., special to the Dis?
patch says : Dock Hoskius, a negro,
ahot and killed Chief of Police Thomar
J. Osborne, of Norton, Va., Wednes?
day night while the officer was attempt?
ing to quiet a disturbance at a negro
McFarland, of North Carolioa. a
horse trainer for Richard Floyd, at
FranktowD, Va., was iostantly killed
by ligbtniog at Cape Charles, Va., yes?
It was reported in New York yes?
terday that an immense trust was
about to control phosphate lands ?D rbis
State, Florida and Tennessee
None of the ministers have calied
to inquire as to the condition of ex
Prime Minister M. Stambuloff, of Ser?
via. The Svoboda, M. Stambuloff's or?
gan, of which M. Pelkoff is editior, ac?
cuses Prince Ferdinand and the govern?
ment of bringing about the crime.
A late dispatch says Gen. Campos
was attacked by rebf ls under Aotooio
aod Maceo aod af UT a severe battle,
the rebels were repulsed with heavy
loss. A Spanish general was killed.
The treasury gold reserve has de
clioed as the result of gold exported
and heavy redemptions to $106,807,
000, the loss since yesterday being
Dispatches from South Florida in?
dicate that serious trouble is imminent
between the cattle meo of that sectioc.
A great deal of .'rostliog" has been
going oo for a year and has caused so
much indignation that a bloody collis?
ion is likely to occur at any moment.
Detroit Mich., July 18-In trying
to avoid a collision in the St. Clair
Lake Ship Canal early this raoroiag
the tag Torrent booed op, became en?
tangled io tbe tow Hoe of the schooner
! Yakon, bound do wo io tow of the
? steamer. Tbe tow lioe swept the deck
j o? the tug stripping it of everythiog
I movable. Capt Ralph H. Hacket aod
' the wheelman were instantly killed aod
\ the watchman was knocked overboard
j aod drowned.
New York, July 18.-Miss Abbie
D. Clay. 68 years of age, second
cousin of Henry Clay, probably
the only relative of the great
statesman in this section of the Uoited
S'ates, was buried yesterday afternoon
io Woodbaven Cemetery She had lived
io Harlem almost as a recluse for many
years, aod ooly her most intimate
friends were aware of her relatioo to the
great man whose name she bore.
New York, July 18.-William
Hosea Balloo, vice presideot of the
American Humane Association,declares
that be will stop the proposed bull
fights at the Atlanta Ezpositoo. He
served notice to day oo the manage?
ment that unless prompt deoial is re?
ceived from the authorities that such
exhibition was to be permitted he would
institute injunction proceedings, or fail?
ing thereto would cause the arrest and
punishment of all cooceroed.
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