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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
VOL. XIV.-No. 3 JO.
I'HIUK THKEE Ck'.NrH.
ROANOKE, VA., THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 17, 1895.
FULL ABSOOIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.
ALL IHK NEWS OF THE WOBLO.
Forecast for Virginia: Fuir; westerly
People are our
?oanoke Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
Oommirce St. aud Franklin Koncl.
J. R. COLLINOWOOD,-Manager.
- 'Phono 228.
And spots or dirt of any
kind, can be removed
from any article of
clothing, at trifling
cost, with our
Russian Cleansing Fluid.
Having employed one of
Norfolk's best cooks, wo
are piepnred to serve the
public with the best oysters
that was ever served in the
Special Invitation to Ladles:
We have two separate Din
in?; Parlors, and the politest
attention in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day.
Hot Water Bottl
Don't you need an Auioin
liter? ?\ e have the in from
Perhaps u hot water liottlc
Is what yon want. Prlees
range from 60c up.
Household Syringes of Hie
very best rubber. Sntlsfnc
tion guaranteed; Any price
you wish. From UOc up.
The l.adlrs nre cordially in?
vited to wnil In our store for
the st reel ears.
CHRISTI?N-BAHBIE DRUG STORE
Cor.Salem Avu. and Jtrrerson St.
I b?g to announce the ar?
rival of my Fall selec?
tions in Diamonds,
Watches, Fine Jewelry,
&c. They have been
selected with special
care, and are of such
design and character
not to be found else?
where in this city. On'y
the highest grade goods,
at prices as low as such
goods can be soM for.
I invite inspection and
assure polite attention.
All correspondence promptly answered.
EDWARD S. GREEN.
Manufacturing Jeweler and Graduate Optician,
No. 6 Salem Avenue.
Kyes Kxninlncd We
Freo of Chargo. Wholesale
ARKANSAS TROOPS ARE READY
And the Governor Will Use
Them, if Necessary
ir the Fight Is Not Called ort a Time Win
he Set for Moving the Militia to Hot
Springe?The Matter of Faying the
Expenses Much Debated? The Gov?
ernor'* Authority Questioned.
Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 16.?Oolonel i
Hoilonborg, commanding the First Regi?
ment, Arkansas Guards, iBBued orders
last night to every company In his regi?
ment to bold themselves In readinoBB,
Bubjeot to a call to movo to Hot Springs.
In an interview to-day Colonel Hol?
lenborg said: "Tnere is no secret
about the matter. Orders havo been
sent to every company of white militia
In the State, notifying thorn to move
to Hot Springs on short notice. If the
prlzo fight 1b not called on", a deficite
tlmo for moving the militia to Hot
Springs will bo dec ded upon, and that
time will be noun, bb wu do not propose
to have any tricks played on us.
"If the militia goeH to Hot Springs
the expenses will be paid. I cannot say
who will be responsible, but I will havo
the governor to show me on this point.
If the managers of the light continue In
their determination to have the fight
come ulf the militia will be called out |
and stop the light.
"Whether the governor Is right or
wrong, If he sendB tho militia to Hot
Springsiho fight will bo stopped. Just
how the governor proposes to pay the
expenses of tho militia in the event
they are called out to Hot Springs Is
not known. IfUarland county calls for
the mllltla, of course that cuunty will
be held responsible financially. If the
governor calls out the so>diers on his
own hook it is not known who will pay
the militia's expenbCB, as the State nas
no money appropriated for this."
Speaking of this matter Judge Mor?
ris Cohn, one of tho moat prominent
memborB of the Lilttlu Rock bar, said:
? Tin' general Impression among the
bar, as 1 have always understood It, is
that tno governor is only authorized to
cull out tho militia to suppress a mis?
demeanor or other riotous proceedings
wbun cailod upon by tho local authori?
ties cf the community in which 6uch
disturbance's occur. Regular and proper
administration of government contem?
plates that the county administrators
shall be invested with the care of af?
fairs, including iho preservation of
poaco and order, and that this shall not
be Interfered with by any outside power
unless called upon by the county au?
ClIANCt.S 1 OK A FIGHT.
Tho Outlook For a "Mill" at Hot Springs
Hot Springs, Arh., Oct. 1C ?Whether
the meeting of James J. Corbott and
Robert Fit/.iimmous shall occur at Hot
Springs, October 31, is not decided, but
from all indications the chances are
now exceedingly favorable. Governor
Clarke arrived on the noon train from
Little Rock, ana this afternoon ho met
the local commlttoo together with the
Garland county oillcers in private con?
sultation, to which not a newspaper man
An eager crowd awaited the result of
the deliberations after the governor and
Judge Duflie left the room in search of
Judge D H. Hudgins, of the Fourteenth
judicial district, who is in tho city, to
consult with him about a disputed point
Members of the conference, when but
ton-hcled, said that it bad been agreed
in tho meeting that nothing occurred
there was to be made public From the
bust information that could be wormed
I out of the reluctant conferoos, it 1b un
I derstood that the matter is to bo left by
the governor in the hands of tho local
authorities, in whom ho has confidence
to properly Intorpret the law and carry
j Pursuant to this, it is generally
understood that, since FH/.simmons has
not appeared in this State as yet, and,
therefore, Corbott cannot be made sub- J
ject to arrest, to morrow O'Donnoll and ]
Maher, who are bore, aro to bo arrested j
on a charge of conspirto.y to break the j
peace. Tho exacted bond of 85,000 will
bo refused, and a writ of habeas corpus
sued out, which will como up for trial
bofore Judge Loathe-rman at onco, and
his deci?ion is to bo considered as a test
of whether there is a prohibitory law
elTectlng prize fighting.
The governor himself ssya that no
such lawexiBts, and that Judge Hudgins
confirms this opinion This makes tho
prospect for an exhibition hero seom
WHAT FIT/.9IMMONS WANTS.
He Will Go Into the Ring to Whip Corhett
or Get Whipped.
Corpus Christi, Tex., Oct. 18.?
Martin Julian leaves this morning for
New Orleans. From there he will go
direct to Hot Springs fu'.ly prepared to
carry out Fltzsimmona' part of the
agreement with the Florida Athletic
Both ho and Fitv.iimmons are very
much surprised at the statement In
Tuesday's papers at tho change of the
original agreement to a sparring exhibl
t.on with soft gloves. He Indignantly
denies that Fitzsimmons would engage
In any such exhibition.
"Our contract with the Fiorida Ath?
letic Club Is for a fight to a finifih," said
Julian, "and tho gloves aro to be fivo
ouncoB. We aro ready to perform our
part of the ngreemont, but Fltzslmmons
is not going to ontor any pugilistic hip?
podrome. If any onn gc;ts a ticket and
i'itzsimmons goes into the ring tbey
will see him whip or get whipped be?
fore ho ccmoB out "
Fllzsimmons said: "Tho proposed
change of tho rules is a fako. Such a
show would not bo of any credit to
either Corbott or mo. They are just
using us to let tfc-3 Florida Athletic Club
sell moro tickets and tho citizen! of
Hot Springs draw a crowd to town.
Suppose the roferee called the fight
when Corbett-had landed on me, or I
had bit him, who would be champion?
I came down here to fight Corbett, and
all I want is tbo time and place."
TBK niYblEHV UNSOLVED.
The Murdered Man a Kosldent of Wash
luKton Instead of Norfolk.
Petkrsiiuro, Pa., Oct. 10.?The mys?
tery as to who murdered Wm. May
Wood, who was found in an empty gon?
dola at a late hour last night with his
bead horribly battered up, and who
died at an early hour this morning,
never having regained conBolousness,
remains as deep alter the coroner's In?
quest as it did before it was held. As
the hour for tho Inquest arrived crowds
began to assemble on Courthouse
Square. Corcnor Leigh decided not to
admit the public and only allowed oao
witness to appear before the jury at a
Tho testimony failed to throw any
light upon the caio. Tho mombors of
the tram crew were examined, but none
of them knew how tho nun got in the
car nor who assaulted hint It was
shown that a number of tramps had
beon put oft the train at Jerico tank,
among whom wore two sailors.
David M. Hess, of Washington, recog?
nized tho body as that of Wm. M.
Wood, a residont of that city. He hold
a license as chief officer of an ocean
Hteamship, and during tho summer ho
sailed from BoBton, Mass , to points
near that city. Tho witneas could not
understand why tho man should ride in
a freight car, as he could have gotten
money by asking for it.
At tbo conclueion of the evidence the
i jury brought in a verdict to the effect
that Wm. May Wood came to his death
from wounds on his hoad, inflicted by
Th^ body was turned over by Coro?
ner Leigh to David M. Hoss, who will
take tbe body to Washington on tbo
2:30 train to-morrow morning.
Wm. Bronnan, Henry Turner and
Adolph Lyon, tho first two sailors and
the last a German emigrant, wnro ar?
rested tonight at the Union depot to?
night on tho cbargo of being implicated
in the murder of Wood. Brennan halls
from Connecticut and claims to bo p.
sailor on tto cruiser Minneapolis. Tur?
ner la from St. Louis and uays he be
longs aboard tho Raleigh.
B.Jth of those ciuisora are at present
in Hampton Roads. Ttio men aro
drcssod In tho uniforms of Unitoi
S;ates marines. Lyons says ho is from
Germany and only mot with Bronnan
and Turner in Still oik on Tuesday.
Brennan made a statement to an As?
sociated Press reporter thia evening.
Ho says that he and Turner had gotten
leave of absence from their sbip3 for
three days and bad overspent tho timo,
as they both had been on a spreo, and
heariug that their shipH were going to
Brooklyn to coal, they decided to board
a freight train at Norfolk, como to this
city and steal a ride on a northern
They boarded a train at Norfolk on
I Tuesday evening and at Suffolk were
pined by L /on. When dark tho train
went on a siding, when a young looking
white man came to the gondola and
made them get off. He told tbe man
that they were Bailor.-! and that unloss
they got to Now York by Monday it
would go hard with thorn. Tho man re?
plied that it was against the rulos of
the company and insisted on them leav?
ing tho train.
Thoy then went down tho track and
when the train started boarded it again.
(This part of Brennan's statement
bears out the testimony of Conductor
Harding before tho ooroner'n jury.)
They got off the train at Wavoily and
spent the night in tbe woodsby a camp
fire. They wont to Waverly yesterday
and then walked to Dlsputanta, where
they boarded a train and came to
They remained on tho outskirts o? the
city until late and started to walk in,
when they were arrested e.t the depot.
Bronnan Mays he lid not see anyone olso
get on the train or off Tuesday night.
He did not hoar any strugg'o and nover
baw or hoard of Wm. M. Wood.
Liquor Men Elect Olllcors.
Washington, Oct. 10?Tho Liquor
Men's Convbntion elected tho following
cllicers for tho ensuing year: President,
John Morrissey, of Syracuse, N. Y.;
first vice-president, Richard Patterson,
of Philadelphia: secretary, Robert J.
Hall, of Chicago, ro-olected; treasurer,
J W. Howard, of St. Louis. P. H.
Nolan, formerly Eastern organizer for
tho association, was elected chlof or?
ganizer. Frank O'Donnell, of North
Carolina, was elected a member cf tho
I o f or in; il Cahinot Meeting.
Washington, Oct. 10.?All tho mom?
bors of the Cabinet except Secretary
Morton and Postmaster General Wilson
gathered at tho White Uouso at noon
to-day in answer to a summons from tbo
President, and tho first informal Oabinot
mooting for several months was hold,
probably for the purpose of enabling tbe
Cabinet officers to report to tbe Presi?
dent tbe state of business in tbelr de?
French Exposition of 1000.
Washington, Oct. 10.? ThoStato De?
partment has received from Ambassa?
dor Patenotre, of France, tho Invitation
of the French republic to take part in
the French exposition of 1000, which is
to usher in tho twentieth century. Tho
invitation is In French and is quite
long, giving full information of tbe
scope and organization of the project.
I.vnchhurc Man Assigns.
Lynchburg, Va., Oct. 16 ?S. W.
Oerhart, a prominent dry goods mer ?
chant, filed a deed of assignment to day,
with Morton G. Loverlng, of Philadel?
phia, as trustee. Tho preferred credi?
tors aro Hood, Fonlkrod ?v. Cj., of Phila?
delphia, for 814,930 40.
Six Hundred Killed.
Shanghai, Oct. 10.?An explosion oc?
curred to-day on a steamship at Kung
Pai, near Klncbow. Thu stoamshlp wan
loaded with troops, and It Ib reportod
that 000 of them were killed.
A MOB'S TERRIBLE VENGEANCE
Fearful Fate of Jefferson Ellis, a
fllr. Earn and Fingers Cut Off and Other
' Mutilations Inllloted?He Was Then
Hanged, Aftor Which His Head Was
Severed From His Hody With Foeket
Knives?The Crimes He Committed.
Memi'H's, Tenn., Oat. 10.?JefTerson
Ellis, the rapist, was hanged to a tele?
graph pole at 10:40 this morning by 350
men within 200 yards of the soe-ne of
his crime. Before hanging tho man tho
mob cut off bothof his ears andall of his
fingers and mutilated htm in a horriblo
manner. Tho mob, with tholr prisoner,
reached tho homo of his victim, Miss
Prator, soon aftor midnight. Tho young
woman identified him as hor assailant.
As soon as this was done an armed
squad of mon took Ellis from Constable
Parrow and started with him for tho
pike, where the oublio road crosses
the Louisville and Nashville.
A big Uro had boon built at the place
and around It the mob had gathered in
a. ciro'.o. Tqo handcuffed negro was
niade to kneel boforo the fire. Tho
lea ' ers of tho mob told Ellis to pray,
hot ho only looked at them in a stupid
manner. Boing told he was about to
die ho raised bis voice in a negro hymn
By the tlmo ho had finished the fiercer
element were in complete control of the
mob. Cries of "burn him" wero heard
on all sides. Even this fearful fate
would havo been mercy to tho negro, as
subsequent ovonts proved. Amid tho
shouts of the mob a man jumped to the
negro's side with a drawn knifo in his
"Cut off his ears," they cried, "(.live
mo a finger," Hhoutod one man. "I
want a thumb," cried another. Tho
bettor element In tho crowd drew off at
this time and said they wero not in
favor of doing anything but banging
the negro. Their protests wore not
noticed. Boing urged on by tbo florccst
in the crowd, the man wl.h tho knlto
out off the negro's right ear and held up
the bleeding trophy in lull yiow of tho
Tho negro scroamed, but his other
ear was cut off a fow moments later.
Tho mob became madder at tho sight of
this work, and tboso who were mu
.til a ting tho negro found ample encour?
agement. Thoy next cut off all of his
lingers, and, tearing away part of bis
Clothing, they mutilated him in a hor
The negro was covered with blood and
hlshead looked like it had been scalped.
The mob was not oven then willing to
tad tbo negro's agony. They mado him
tand ut> ho all the crowd could see him.
Finally, fully thirty five minutes aftor
the torture of the negro began, a ropo
?as put around his neck. Tho tele?
graph pole was seventy five feet away.
The rope was a vory long one. Tho free
end was taken by a man who quickly
climbed the telegraph pole and throw
It over the arm. The crowd j9rked tho
negro to tho foot of tho polo and while
the mob shouted the bleeding and muti?
lated form of the negro was swung to
the cross arm.
The negro was lowered to the ground
and his bead was cut from his body
with pocsot knives. The noose was
then put over the feet and tho headless
body was again a.vung ud. It Is in?
tended to sen! tho head to tho family
of tho little girl the negro attomptod to
assault last Saturday in Mississippi. A
placard was put on tho negro's body
boaring theso words: "Djath to tho
man who cuts him down before 0:30
No doubt tho injunction of the mob
will be obeyed to tho lettor, and the
passongors on tho Louisville and Nash
vlllo trains to day may soo tho horriblo
sight. The point whero the lynching
occurred ia a cross road called Clifton
SuiTtmit. Tho mob disparsod after do?
ing Its work.
Jefferson Ellis, on tVo afternoon of
October 5, criminally assaulted Miss
Bottle Prater in tho presence of tho lat
tor's two littlo sisters. He escaped from
a mob which bad gathered to lynch him
that night, but he wjb pursued unre?
mittingly until he was captured Monday
noar Mount Pleasant Miss. He con?
fessed to tho assault upon Miss Prater,
fj tho outrage and murdcr of n Mrs.
Wilcox, of iho 8aiiia neighborhood, two
years ago, and to an attomptod assault
upon u littlo girl in Mississippi wuilo
he was trying to escape from tho mob.
Itussla Forces Japan to Terms.
San Francisco, Oct. 10.?Advices by
mail from Tokio, Japan, dated Septem?
bar 27, to tho Associated Proas, stato
that Japan has boon forced to comply
with Russia's demand for a spoedy
withdrawal of the Japanese troops from
Llao Tung. France and Gormany
joined in the demand and tho Japanese
government was in no position to defy
three European powers. The announce?
ment of Russia's purpoae took Japan by
surprise. Thla proceeding baa csuaed
renewed bitterness in Japan against
Europeana. Tho Japanese also charge
their own ministry with conniving at
the nation's dishonor.
The Thunderer Speaks.
London, Oat. 16 ? The Times thla
morning declares, in an editorial, that
no change haa occurred in tho Venn
zuolan question sufficing to bring it
within the scopaof the Monroe doctrine.
"It is begging tho question," says tho
Times, "to assume that tho British
claim is for frosh torrltory. The ll.-ltis:i
case roHts wholly upon the vindication
of our original right "
MADRID, Ojt. 10.?It la officially an?
nounced that sinco tho beginning o ftho
campaign against tho insurgents in
Cuba tho Spanish forces havo lost one
brigadier general, twenty-six superior
oillcor8, 159 other oUlcers and 1,811
soldiers, who havoelthor died of disease
or havo beon killed by tho enemy.
MM I m OAKOLI.NA CONVENTION.
Still Wrestling With the Miscegenation
Problem?Senater Tillman Sat Upon
COLUMBIA) S. 0., Oot. 10.?The South
Carolina constitutional convention re?
assembled to-day. Tho negro co-habi?
tation question again came up and the
whole question was recommitted, when
the convention took a recess. The pro?
vision under consideration declares
that It shall be unlawful for any white
person to marry with any person having
negro blood in his or hor veins, and pro?
vides for tho punishment of cohabita?
tion by tbo legislature.
An amendment was Introduced this
morning excepting from tbo provisions
of tho law those peoplo in the State
who, although they have a slight inter
mixturo of negro blood, have the status
of white people. There is much'differ?
ence of opinion as to what is best to bo
dono about this class, and consequently
tho committee wrs Instructed to bring
in another provision, which," it is hoped,
will moot the approval of evorybedy.
Th ) rest of tho day was spent in dis?
cussing tho legislative committee's re?
port, tbe principal action being tho re?
jection of a provision preventing legis?
lators and judges Irom being candidates
for any other otuco and preventing tho
legislature from passing special laws as
tocorporato towns, or as to county gov?
ernments, making such laws general in
Senator Tillman Introduced a resolu?
tion providing for the holdingof another
constitution convention in 1010, and
ovcry twenty yeais thereafter. This
was defeated by a vote of 05 to 17.
Tbe nightsossionof tho constitutional
convention was devoid of special inter?
est, oxept that In tbe discussion nt tbe
bill of rights the convention struck out
the section declaring that tho rlgh, of
suffrage should not bo abridged on ao
count of raco color or previous condition,
and tho section declaring that neither
slavery nor Involuntary slavery should
exist in tho State, except as a punish?
ment for crime whoreof tho party shall
have been duly convioted.
It was urged that both of these ques?
tions worn covered fully by provisions
in the United States constitution and as
nothing could be put in tho State con?
stitution contrary to that instrument,
the insertion of these two sections was
surplusage, Tho negro members tried
to get an ayo and nay voto on striking
them out, but thoy could not got tho
necessary ton members to back them in
A fow members wanted to retain tbo
sections, as they believed it would do
no harm to reiterate tho principles con?
tained in them, but an overwhelming
majority on a viva-veco voto Btruck out
Tbeto was a good deal of discussion
on tho section providing for "free and
opon elections." Senator Tillman
wanted to strike out tho section and let
tho sufT.-ago commltteo deal with the
question. Tbo consideration of tbo
section wa9 postponod until the suffrage
queation was disposed of, and it has
been mado a special order for next
Several Portions Killed and Injured Near
Altooka, Pa., Oct. 10 ?Two mon
wore killed, one fatally and several
slightly injured this morning in a col?
lision on the Martinsburg branch of tho
Pennsylvania railroad. Tho wreck
occurred between tbo Martinsburg mixed
train, hauling milk, and Altoona shop
workmen and a water train, a mile west
of this city. The collision completely
demolished both locomotives and de?
railed ceveral of tho tanks. Tho pas
songor cars kept tho track.
The casualties are as follows: W.
F. Good, of Henrietta, fireman of tho
Martinsburg train, was killed instantly;
J. Q Woodrlng, of Tyrone, front brake
man of tho water train, had loth legs
cut off and head crushed; David Arthur,
of Alioona, engineer of tho Martins
burg train, was badly scalded and in?
jured Internally, cannot rocovor; Henry
r.lackburn, entxinoer of the water train,
seriously, but not fatally, hurt; William
Jones, of Burkot Station, a passenger,
was thrown through a door and pain*
fully injurod; Benjamin Weyandt, of
Roaring Spring, a passenger, was badly
cut about the arms.
Western Union O Ulcers.
Nkw York, Oct. 10 ?At a meeting of
tha directors of tho Western Union
Telegraph Company, which was hold at
tho company's oillco, 1!>5 Broadway, to?
day tho following ollicors woro ro
electod: General Thomas T. Eckert,
preside-nt and general manager ; John
Van Horn, Kobar; C o.vry, George J.
Gould and J. B. Van Every, vice presi?
dents ; J. B Van Every, auditor ; A. R.
ltrower, secretary; R. H. Rochoster,
treasurer; Thomas Pi Clark, assistant
to tho president, and George If. Fearons,
general attorney. J. B. Van Every, who
has heretofore been acting vl coresi?
dent was made audl tor.
Head Crushed to Pnlp.
Savannah, Oct. 10.?John Johnson,
the mate on thoetoam dredgo Alabama,
at work on tbe Savannah river, was
killed this morning. His bead was
caught between a spud and tho side of
the dredge and crushed to a pulp. John?
son was a resident of Brunswlclc, Ga.
Carriage Ituilders' Convention.
Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 10.?At to day's
sosslon of the Carriage Builders' Na?
tional Convention Henry Tinkon, of St.
Louis, was elected president. C. O.
VVrenn, of Norfolk, Va., was olectoJ
A New!*|>a|i*r M.n'a Fatal Leap.
Indianapolis, Ind., Ost 10 ? Maurice
Perkins, a well-known newspaper man
Mjd artist, jumped from an uppor win?
dow in the Oity HuapUal this afternoon,
anl was fatally injured.
Tlio Murdered Ojneen's ltody Found
Yokohama, Oat. 10?dliputoh re
cotv> d from Seoul says that tun hotly of
the murdered tiueon of Korea has Leon
Thk United States Government re?
ports show Uiyal Baking Po.vd.ur su?
perior to all others.
THE VEXED QUESTION SETTLED
Turkey Accepts the Plan for
The Governor* and Vice-Governors oTCer?
tain Province! Aro to be Christian or
Mussulman as the Inhabitants Prefer.
Hut Either the Governor or Tioe-Uov
ernor is to be a Christian.
Constantinople, Oct. 16.?Said Pasha
has accepted the ecbeme for reform in
Armonla, drawn up by Groat Britain,
Franco and Bussla, and It now awaits
the signature of the sultan. The scheme
is almost identical with the proposals of
last May, which aro In substance that
the governors and vice-governors of
Van, Etzeroum, Slvas, Bltlis, Khar tut
and Trebizond bo Christian or Mussul?
man, according to tho Inclination of
tho population, but oithor tho governor
or vice-governor is to be a Christian,
and tho appointments aro to ba con?
firmed by tho powers.
Local and state otllclals aro to collect
tho taxes and onough money is to be re?
tained boforo it is forwarded to Con?
stantinople to pay tho expenses of local
administration. Complete changes will
bo made In the judicial system, torturo
will bo abolished, tho prisons will be
under surveillance, the polico will bo
controlled by tho Christian and Turks
alike, and tho laws against compulsory
conversion to Islamism will be strictly
The ambassadors of the powers ex?
pect that the wholo question will ba
dually settled during the course of tho
week by tho promulgation of an im?
perial decree. Contrary to general ex?
pectation, tho high commissioner, who
will bo charged with the execution of
this scheme, will bo a Christian. This
was tho hardest pill for the porte to
swallow, and for a long time It threat?
ened to bring about tho most serious
Regarded as Virtually Settled
London, Oat 10?The British foreign
olllco, in addition to a dispatch from Sir
Philip Currlo, tho ambassador of Great
Britain at ConStantinople, announcing
that Said Pasha, the Turkish minister
for foreign allairu, bad completed the
ttchome for reform in Armenia drawn
up by Great Britain, Franco and Russia,
Is in receipt of an unofficial telegram
announcing that tho Armenian question
is virtually settled.
Kurland Seriously Considering It.
London, Oct. 10.?Tho representative
ol tho Associated Press in this city has
obtained from the beat sourco tho fol?
lowing statement as to tho state of the
Venezuelan question: The United States
ambaasador, tho lion. Thomas F.
Bayard, presented a long note to the
Marquis of Salisbury on the Venezuelan
question, some weoks ago, stating at
length the views of the United States
Government and tho rules and policy by
which thoy guided such questions aris?
ing between a European government
and an American republic. Up to tho
present no reply has been given, and
since it advancea a doctrlno of such
great importance and wido application,
the matter will engage tho serious at?
tention of tho British government for
Southern Kail roads Representatives,
Nk.w York, Oct. 10 ?Representatives
of tho Southern railroads and their
branches hold another meeting to-day
at tho Waldorf behind closed doors. It
is understood that Messrs. Scott, of tho
Georgia road; Clyde, of tho Clyde
Steamship Lino, and Carsons, of the
South Carolina and Georgia road, who
refused yesterday to sign tho new
freight agreement, are still holding out.
Strong efforts aro being made to secure
Dei 1.1.'.l Not to Pay Ulvldonds.
BALTIMOKK, Md , Oct. 10 ?Tho
directors of tho Baltimore and Ohio
railway decided not to pay dividends on
common stock for the six months ond?
Ing June 30 last. Thoy issued a state?
ment saying that tho earnings for that
pt-rlod exoaeded 3^; per com., but that
they doom it advisable to bold them for
Tho W. O. t. i'. Convention.
Bai.ti.mokk. Oil 10?The programme
for the coming national convention of
the W. C, T U. In this city was an?
nounced this m >rning Among the
notable events will be a brief addross
by General Neal Oow on Friday after?
A Freuelt Kami o i ! tisu r^e m i i .
Madrid, Oct. 10. ? According to a dis?
patch received from llivana a fresh
band of insurgents has appeared at
Bermeja, province of Matanzas It is
added -.hat the Insurgents have burned
several houses at Salmanac
Nm Knglaudnra at Frederiokslmrg.
FitBORRiCKsnuRa, Va , Oct 10 ?Hon.
Joaiah IJuincy was hero to-day msklng
inveitiuatiors in the tnfrest < f New
England p>\rtloa interested In industrial
development in Fredericksburg.
Factory Pikes and Easy Payments.