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VOL. XIV.?No. SM.
PUIOB THHIiK UtUMTH.
ROANOKE, VA., FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1895.
FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS TRXJSGRAH8
AM. IHK NEWS O? THE WOHLJj.
PTHB WEATHEK.
Forecast for VlrKlnla: Fair; light
northerly rrlnds.
^iiTMmi^
Is a good thing.
We have it.
What we want
is your work.
aoanoko Rooflng and Metal Cornice Co.,
Commerce St. and Franklin Koad.
J. R. COLLINOWOOD,-Managor.
- 'Phone 228.
FRESE CO!
FLOWERS
TO-DAY.
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Having employed one of
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are piepared to serve the
public with the best oysters
that was ever served in the
city.
Special Invitation to Ladies:
We have two separate Din?
ing Parlors, and the politest
attention in the city.
Oysters Received Fresh Every Day.
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Perhaps a liot water liottle
Is what you want. I'rlccs
range from 5<)c up.
Ladies.
Household Syringes of Hie
very West rubber. Satisfac?
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you wish. From IJOc. tip.
Tin; [.miles are cordially In?
vited to wall in our store for
the street ears.
CHRISTIAN-BAHBEE DRUG STORE
Cor. S'tlcin Ave. and .fctTcr?on St.
I b?g to announce the ar?
rival of my Fall selec?
tions in Diamonds,
Watches, Fine Jewelry,
See, ? They have been
selected with Sfecial
care, and are of snch
design and character
not to be found else?
where in this city. On1 y
the highest grade goods,
at prices as Iowas snch
goods can be so1d for.
I invite inspection and
assure polite attention.
All correspondence promptly nnswerod.
EDWARD S. GREEN
Manufacturing Jeweler and Gradnato Optician,
No. 6 Salem Avenue.
Eyes Examined "We
Frco of Charge. Wholesale
INCREASED WATER PRIVILEGES
Action of a Roanoke Mass Meet*
ing on the Matter.
It Oppose* a State Senate 1)111 Granting
the Water Company Kitenslve Powers
in Condemnation Proceeding!?Peti?
tion of Promlneut Vltlzena?Speeohes
Oppoelng the Measure hy Mosers. Hart.
Groves and Others.
From 'l'ii r. Roanoke Times ot Feb. 33, 18!? 1.
In' a vory pronounced manner tho citi?
zens of Roanoke, who assembled last
night in response to a call issued yes?
terday for a in ass meeting, expressed
their disapproval of tho rocout action of
the Roanoke Uas and Water Company in
asking for an enlargement of their pow?
ers to bo provided lor in a charter now
pending before tho State senate. The
meeting, which was held in the hust
ing's court room, was largoly attondod,
considering tho inclement weather, and
among thoso present were many of the
most prominent men of the city.
John M. liart called the meeting to
order and read the following call:
A mass meeting of tho citizens of
Roanoke is heroby called to assemble
In tho hustings court room, In tho court?
house, thlB Wednesday night, February
21, 1804, at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose
of taking action in regard to opposing
ttie pasnago of a bill now ponding be?
fore the general assembly, granting a
new charier to the Ro&noke Gas and
Water Company, in which provisions
aro made by which said company may
acquire, by condemnation proceedings,
lands, wator supply and tho stock and
equipment of othor companion, for the
purpose of furnishing to tho city of
Koanoke water, gas and plectric lights.
Thoa. Engloby, Goo. P. Dyer,
John Engleby, J. A. Fishburne,
Joseph Englebv, Thos. W. Miller,
T. T. FiBhburne, Chas. I). Fox,
J. S. Groves, A. M. Kelson,
J B. Andrews, J. W. Sotnurvillo,
J. B. Fishburne. W. IJ Clemer,
A. Li. Jamison, Wm. G. Evans,
S. ?. Ferguson, W. IL. Andrews,
N B Johnston, W. R. Engleby,
L LI. Lirutrh, Geo. L. Honnett,
John M. Hart, Geo. Oravatt.
C. B. Mooruaw, Earman & Earman.
Mr. Hart, when ho h:id read tho call,
nominated C. li Moomaw as permanent
chairman, who was unanimously
tlected.
Mr. Moomaw, in taking the chair,
Btatod tnat the Gas and Water Company
claimed the bill had been changed,but if
there hud been any modifications of it
the fact had not been communicated to
Representatives Thomas and Logan. A.
M. Nelson was then nominated and
olectcd secretary of the meeting, and on
motion of S. Hamilton Graves, the chair
was requested to nominate a committee
of throe to prepare Buitablo resolutions
to prevent the passage of tho bill.
S. Hamilton Graves, Thomas W. Mil?
ler and J. A. Fishburne were appointed
on the committee and they withdrew to
preparo the resolutions. While this
was being done short speeches by differ?
ent cltiz nu were made denouncing the
biil and its c-iTect on tho welfare of the
city.
John M. Hart road a copy of the pro?
posed bill as was presented by J. Allen
Watts, and in tho course of his remarks
Baid the Gas and Wator Company was
already paying enormous dividends;
that recently a London capitalist, who
died loft some Gas and Wator Com?
pany's stock, which was valued at ten
tlme3 its par value. Ho said that under
this proposed charter they could monop?
olize all the water In or near tho city,
take all the water in the river from
many manufactories ana monopolize all
the lco business in tho city. It has been
slated in the afternoon papars that part
of the bill htd been withdrawn; if so,
the membors of the legislature from
Roanoke knew nothing about It. "They
say," concluded Mr. Hart, "that they
doste want condemnation proceedings
ana wo are hereto bo see they don't
get It."
JameB S. Groves mado a speech
against the bill, in which ho said he
was glad ho was so fortunate as to have
been in Richmond coiuo time ago, when
the bill was first offered, and when it
was shown him by Colonel Logan, who
asked if tho people of Roanoko wanted
Buch a bill passed. Uu thought it was
the proper thing to let tho peoplo know
it, and he informed an afternoon paper.
Mr. Groves advocated a plan of tho city
owning its own water works, and quoted
figures showing that Roanoko paid flvo
or six times as much for water sb many
othor cities of the samo Bi/.s.
The committee then approved and re?
ported the following resolutions, which,
aftor being discussed by Dr. J. D. Kirk,
J. S. Pattie, George L. Bennett and
others, were adopted by an unanimous
vote:
THE BHSOLUTION.
"At a mass meeting ot the citizens of
Roanoke, held in the hustings court?
room on the 21st day of February, 1804,
upon motion of T. W. Miller, seconded
by John M. Hart, it web resolved that
it is detrimental to the interests of the
citizens of Roanoke that senate bill No.
322, or any bill enlarging the powor of
tho Gas and Water Company, should bo
passed, as the powera now had and ex?
orcised by the Roanoke Gas and Water
Company are not only sufficient for all
their proper purposes, but ample for the
oppression of tho people of thlB city.
"2. That the Bald company should not
bo granted the right of condemnation.
"3. That the bill now ponding should
be so amended as to oroate a commis
o'.c.n to r-ecertaln and adjust fair, equit
t?ole ra ^a .. -iv.-r to supply the citv of
Roanoke and citizens.
"4. That the general aBsombly of
Virginia should authorlzo the Common
Council for tho city of Roanoko, on
being authorized to do so by a majority
of the freehold voters, to create a
bonded indebtedness of not exceeding
8400.000 for the purpose of constructing
acquiring and maintaining water wcrks
and illuminating plants for the said
city and its citizens.
"5. That wo heartily endorse the ac?
tion of our City Council in opposing too
passage of said bill providing a new
charter for the Uas and Water Company.
"6. That a copy of these resolutions
be sont to our senator and delegatos by
tho secretary of thla mooting.
"Respectfully submitted,
"S. Hamilton Graves.
"T. W. Miller,
"j. A. Fishbuhne,
"Committee."
On motion of R. Randolph Hicks, C.
B. Moomaw was appointed a committee
of one to take the resolutions to Rich?
mond and present them to the Roanoke
representative in the Virginia legis?
lature.
Mr. Moomaw, bolng armed with the
prooer credentials, loft on the mldnignt
train last night for the State oapital.
TUB SUOAK llODNtY CLAIMS.
Secretary Carlittle Will Hear Senator Man
ilerson.
Washington, Oct. 17.?Ex-Senator
Mandorsjn, of Nebraska, will be given
a hearing by Socrotary Carlisle on the
tjuestlon raised by him in tho sugar
bounty cases as to tho jurisdiction of
tho comptroller of tho Treasury. This
morning tho Secretary received > roply
from Mr. Manderson, renewing his re?
quest for a bearing, and asking that the
time for the hearing be fixed for aome
date before November 10. Although
Secretary Carlisle will grant the hear?
ing, the gonoral impression, at the
Treasury Department Is that he will
stand by tho decision of the comptroller.
Thero Is an Intimation that Secretary
Carlisle forced the issue to get the mat?
ter into court before Congress convenes,
as li waB believed that the sugar men
hoped to get Congress to again pass tho
appropriation, coupled with a provision
making It mandatory on the Secretary
to pay it forthwith.
Tlie AlIeKod Letter a Fake.
Washington, Oct. 17.?Monslgnor
Satolli and the officials of tbe papal
delegation hero were astonished to see
to-day In the Washington Times the
alleged text of a letter from
l'ope Loo felicitating tho American
church and commending the success of
Monslgnor Satolli'a mission. Dr.
Hooker, secretary to the delegato, au?
thorizes the statement that tho alleged
pops's letter Is a "fake." That any
such letter "was transmitted from the
papal delegation horo on Tuesday" is
specifically denied. Tho text of tho
letter und the appended signature of
Popo Leo are said by tho officials to be
"made out of whole cloth." The only
manner in which tho "fako" letter can
bo accounted for by the officials is that
it was an effort to prosont another lot
ter given in Bubstanco yesterday in As?
sociated Press dispatches from Phila?
delphia and condemning congresses of
religion, such as that held at the
World's Fair at Chicago.
llra/ll Sympathizes With Cuba.
Washington, Oot. 17.?Cable reports
from Buenoa Ayroa of Brazil's willing?
ness, under certain circumstances, to
reoog.iiz9 he Cubans as belligerents is
causing much comment in official cir?
cles, although cable Inquiries havo not
yot brought either confirmation or
denial. Under ordinary circumstances
little credence is placed in tho Brazilian
reports coming via Buenos'Ayres, but In
this case it Is known tbat an extensive
agitation In favor of tho Cuban insur?
gents has been going on recently through
Brazil. The Brazilian pap9rB, up to
tho 25th ultimo, havo been received by
officials here and show that tho presB
and public havo been beRleglng the
Brazilian congress, now In session, to
recognize tbe Cuban insurgents.
Cracker ltakers Assign.
Baltimore, Md , Oct 17.? D. W. and
C. E. Lawa, cracker bakers, under the
firm name of D VV. Laws A Co , mado
an assignment to-day for the b9noQt of
croditors. The assets are estimated at
S'20,000 and the liabilities about tho
samo. The failure is attributed to the
operations of the New York Bi9cult
Company, commonly known as tho
cracker trust.
National Spiritualists Association
Washington, Oct. 17.?The adoption
of imDortant amendments tc the con?
stitution of the National Association of
Spiritualists formed the principal busi?
ness of to-dBy'a sessions of tho conven?
tion. The action hereafter will limit
each State to but onejehartored associa?
tion having exclusive State jurisdiction.
It will bo composed of delegates from
subordinate societies.
Till en Hilled and Several Wounded,
Louisville, Ky , Oct. 17.?A special
from Sharpsburg, Ky., says: While a
party of workmen were engaged In
building a turnpiko yesterday In tho
Flat Creek neighborhood, a charge of
dynamite that had been prepared for a
blast prematurely exploded, killing
three men and wounding several othors.
Eugene Roberta Dead.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17.?Eugene
Roberts, for many years connected with
the local press of this city and brother
of Mr. Albert Roberts, who died during
tho past summer, died last night. For
many years he was connected with tho
American in the business department.
The Steamship St. Panl.
Southampton, Oct. 17 ?The new
American line cteamsbip St. Paul com?
pleted an unovontful maiden trie across
the Atlantic this morning. Sho was
docked hero at 8:10 a m and reporia
having encountered heavy bead winds
and fog during tho voyage.
Our Fltz Speaks at Frorterlc.hsburg.
FRbDRRIOKSBURG, Va., Oc5. 17 ?Ex
Governor Fltzhugh Lie delivered an
o'equent oration hero to-day to a iarijo
reunion of ox Conf ^doratoa hold to raiso
funds to build a monument to Confeder?
ate dead In SatTord
The Snltan Signs the Scheme.
Constantinople, Oct. 17.?An irado
was promulgated to-day announcing
that tho sulta:*. has signed tho Armenian
reform achemo demanded by the
powers.
MORE ARMENIANS MASSACRED
Four Hundred Killed in the
Trebizond Riots.
Tim Turkish Grand Vizier Will Hold the
Governor of That Place Responsible
Vor Any Further Loss or Life?Ar?
menians Fleeing to French and Russian
Steamers?Persecutions of Christians
Elsewhere.
Constantinople, Oct. 17.?According
to the latest Information received here
from Trebizond, Armenia, four hundred
persons wero killed during tho recent
rioting there.
The Grand Vlzlor Kiamil Pasha has
Issued an order holding the governor of
Trebizond responsible for all loss of
lifo hereaftor through political or re?
ligious disturbances. The appeal of tho
sultan to the Russian ambassador, A. J.
do NolldofT, to cause the recall of tho
order for a Russian punboat to go to
Trebizond has proved futile. French
and Russian steamers are taking num?
bers of Armonlan refugeos from Trebl
Bondi
Tno report of a riot at Akhissar on
the Anetollan railway, during which
fifty Armenians wore killed on Ootober
y, a market day, by a Moslem mob, is
confirmed. The Turks picked a quarrel
with the unarmed ArmonianB and the
former being armed with revolvers and
knives loo'.ed the market and massa?
cred the helpless Christians, afterwards
throwing their bodies into the wells.
Twenty bodlus have already been re?
covered from the wells and have beon
interred in the presence of the Armenian
bishop of Ismid.
Roports received here from various
districts of Anatolia say that the Ar?
menians have been deprived of their
weapons and that tho latter have beon
given to Mussulmans. Ia addition, in
the district of Kharput, quantities of
arms have been distributed to the Turks.
When the Vail of Kbarput was queried
on tho subject ho said that If tho Ar?
menians remained quiet, no harm would
come to them.
Izzot Effondi, the celebrated Turkish
lawyer, who was arrested recently,
charged with boing the author of tho
placards In favor of tho Armenians
which were posted in Stamboui somo
time previous to his being taken into
custody, has, according to thu oflicial
announcement, died in the Vildlz prison,
where he was confined while awaiting
trial.
Some of tho Armenians, who re?
opened their stores, thus disobeying the
order's of the Armenian committee,
have been fined, and three merohauts,
it is assorted, have beon compollod by
threats to pay this committee between
300 and 400 Turkish pounds each. The
matter was brought to tho a tention of
the Turkish authorities, and, as a re?
sult, several members of tho Armenian
committee, who took part in forcing tho
Armenians to close their stores, have
been arrested.
TUE SACKED PALLIUM.
Archbishop Chappell InveHtod With the
Sacred Symbol by Cardinal Gibbons.
Santa. Fk, N. M , Oat. 17 ?Tho cere?
mony attended tho conferring of tho
sacred pallium upon Archbishop P. L.
Chappell took place here to-day. At
10:30 o'clock tho richly toned bells on
the great cathedral signalled the de?
parture of the procession of prelates
and priests from the arch episcopal
residence.
Six thousand people thronged tho line
of march Following the cross and
incense bearers wan Cardinal Gibbons
in royal robes, attended by twelve pre?
lates, sevonty-fivo priests and scores cf
acolytes, train bearers, otc. Preceding
tho cardinal came Archbishlp Chappoll,
wearing a purplo robo.
Tho ceromony in tho cathedral was
witnessed by 3 500 people and wero of
the moat Imposing natum Tho choir
rendorod superb music Sermons wero
delivered by Archbithop J. J. Kalo, of
St. Louis, and Rixhop Hourpade, of
Arizona. Theo Archbishop Chappell
was Invested by Cardinal Giboon? with
the symbol of church authority direct
from the Vatican at Roino. Tao cere?
mony lasted three hours.
An Inxaiio Litdy'H Lean.
PETRR3BURQ, Va . ?>ct. 17 ?A spnclal
from Richmond, V?.. to tho Index
Appeal, Hays: Miss Mary Rurnott, of
Charleston, S. C , jumped from a rapidly
moving train on tno Atlantic Coast Lino
near Stony Creek last night, and is
probably fatally hurt. She had beon
taken North for treatment for insanity,
but, as her oonditlon did not improve,
was boing carried homo. She got away
from her escort, and leaped through a
window. The train was stopped, and
the young lady found lying by the side
of the track insensible. She was carried
to Weldon, where she received medical
aid. _
Two8isters Starry Ministers.
I'KTBitsuuito, Va.,Oot. 17?A special
to the Index-Appeal says: At Staun
ton to day Rev. Andrew Glassell Orlnn,
of Point Pleasant, W. Va.. and Miss
Annie Minor; Rev James Plummer, of
Oxford. N. C, and Miss Fannie Minor
wore married The brides aro dau?h
tors o'. Prof C. L C. Minor, and tho
grooms are Episcopal ministers.
Metz Still Lojnl to France.
PARIS, Oct. 17 ?A dispatch to the
Journal from Me z. published to-day,
says that while tho Emperor and Em?
press of Germany woro on tV.eir way to
the cathedral there some person shouted
from a window "Vivo la Franci." It Is
xddod thatBovoral arrests worn mado in
consoquonce of this demonstration.
Heath of.Judge Richardson.
PrtbrsiidRO, Va., Oct. 17.?A special
to the Index Apooal from Ulchmond,
Va , Bays: Hen. H. A. Richardson, ox
judge ot the court of apDoals, dlod last
night at Marlon. Ho was elected to tho
bench by tho readjustee.
THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION.
Hev. Potter J. Howe Elected Illshop of
Alaska aud Air. Morgan Will Pay Hit
Salary.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 17.?Under
tbe rules of tbe bouse of deputies of the
triennial Episcopalian convention reso?
lutions offered after toe twelfth day of
the session oannot be admitted save by
a two-thirds vote. This rule was re?
sponsible to-day for the shutting out of
two resolutions. One oame from Rev.
Charles L Mallory, of Milwaukee and
provided for tho building in churches of
founts large enough for the dipping of
infants and adults to the rite of bap?
tism.
The other camo from Rev. Dr. Pall,
of 1) uroit, and called for the appoint?
ment of a committee to inquire into the
state of religion in the United States,
esp?clally tho alienation of tho masses
and the breach between capital and
labor. Tho provision forbidding tho
binding of tho Prayer Rook and the
Hymnal together was rescinded.
A message from tba houso of bishops
announcing that it hid deolared against
the erection of a missionary district In
Western North Carolina and In favor of
tho erection of a diocese out of tbo mis?
sionary district of Northern Texas, was
referred to the proper committee
It developed that tho sudden chango
of front on the part of tho houso of
bishops in voting to name a missionary
bishop of Alaska was duo to the per?
sonal guarantee of the now bishop's
salary for threo years by Rlshop 1'otter.
of Now York. This guarantee Is under?
stood to have been given by J. Piorr
pont Morgan.
The houso of bishops this morning
began balloting for bishops to preside
over the now missionary jurisdictions.
Rev. J. M. Francis was elected on tbo
first ballot bishop of Kioto, Japan. He
is a missionary how residing in that
country. Rev. Potter J. Rowe, of Sault
Sto Marie, Mich., was named bishop of
Alaska on the llrst ballot.
Investigating Huugarlau Rights.
RICHMOND, Va , Oct.?Count Sz selten
qui, attacbo of tho Austro-llungarian
legation, arrlvod horo from Washing?
ton last night and is investigating the
right of tho Hungarians who, it is al
legod, were cruelly beaten in tho Btrlko
at Pccabontas. Tne Austro Hungarian
government, through tholr counsel at
Riohmond, Mr. Horchers, omployed S
S P. Patterson to prosocuto tho guilty
partlos, and thov were oonvlotod In tho
county court of Tazowoll aud have paid
fines amounting to 81,006. Thoy wore
also sentenced to jiil, but wore par
doned out by tho governor of Virginia.
I) scassetl tho Homestead Law.
Columbia, S. C ,Oct. 17.?Tho session
of tbo South Carolina constltu tlonal cin?
vention to-day wa9 devoted to a discus?
sion of tho homestead law. Tbe pro?
vision at issue was that preventing the
mortgage or salo of a homestead aftor it
has been set aside. Senator Tillman
characterized tho whole roport of tho
committee as a sham and fraud. He
said It pretended to glvo tho right of a
homestead, though leaving loopholes
for the supremo court to decide the law
so as to dofoat the homestead. The
motion to strike out tbo provision was
adopted by a voto of 82 to 42.
An important section was introduced,
relative to lynchings, to-night. It is
a proviso in tbo constitution making
it a misdemeanor for any county,
State or municipal olllcor to allow a
mob to take a prisoner front him ani
subj-ct him to bodily vlolonco or
doatb, giving the governor nowor to
remove him In such cases, and malting
! him Ineligible to bold any other ollico
under the Stato. The section will be
acted on later.
Wanted as Oeneral Manuger.
St. Paul, Minn., Oat. 17?It Is ro
ported that A B. Plough, vlce-presl?
dent and gnnoral manager of the St.
l'aul and Duluth railroad, has been
tendored tho position of general man?
ager of tho Central railroad of Goorgla,
a position of much greater Importance
than he is now holding. The Central
railroad of 0 ?orgla is an extensive
system, having nearly a score of
branches Mr. Plough is at present In
tho South In company with Prosidnnt
Hayes, of the St. Paul and Duluth, and
ex-Governor W. R. Morrison.
"At tho Hands of Unknown Parties."
Memphis, Tonn , Oot. 17.?An inquest
was hold over tho remains of Jell Kills
while they woro still hung to an arm of
tho telegraph polo from which tho body
was suspended after tho mob had dono
its awful work A verdict of death at
tho hands of unknown parties was re?
turned and tho relatives of tbo dead
negro were notified that tho body would
ho turned over to them if they sodesired.
No roply to the notice was received.
The South Still Improving.
baltimore, Md , Oct. 17.?The Man?
ufacturers' Record reports that tho bank
clearances throughout the South for tho
week show a largo gain over tho cor?
responding period of last year, with
railroad tralllo also Increasing ma?
terially, while the prevailing high
price for cotton and the abundant sup?
ply of corn and bacon havo put Southern
farmers In better financial oonditlon
than for some years.
Captain OeO'roy's Sentence Remitted.
Nashville, Tenn., Oct 17.? In July
Captain Deffroy, of the Memphl? Zou?
aves, part of the Stato National Guard,
was oourt-martialed for taking hlsaora
pany to St. Louis without permission
and participating In a drill. Yesterday
tho decision was raado public. II? was
found guilty, but the court r . -
mended that tho sQntonco be ran Ltted,
which was dono by ttin governor.
Balclded in ills Cull
Brussels, Oct. 17.?Tbe discharged
employe of tho water works who mur?
dered M. Bolque, chiof Inspector of tho
water supply of thU city, yesterday on
avemm Louise, and who was arrested
and taken to tho prison of St. Gilles,
B?bsequently committed suicldo In his
cell._
Tiik Unltol States Government ro
ports show Royal Haklng Powdor su
poricr to all others.
THE MURDER STILL A MYSTERY
The Man Found in a Freight
Car at Petersburg
Was William M, Wood, Boo of a Lady Em -
ployed la the Tr asnry Department at
Washington ? He Had Been in the
United States Navy and Also In the
Brazilian Nuvy.
Washington. Oct. 17 ?William M.
Wood, the man found murdered In a
freight car at Petersburg, Va., Tuesday
night, is a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Wood,
a clerk in the Treasury Department,
who lives on (J street. It was not until
late last night that the sad intelligence
was told her by sympathizing friends.
Sno is a woman of eztremoly delicate
nervous organization, and, as was
feared, tho shock produced an almost
hysterical effect.
Wood was about 23 years of age, and
had been in the United S:atos navy.
About eighteen months ago he was
licensed in Baltimore as a first mate
upon the Atlantic coast trading vessels.
On one of these vessels he went to
Brazil and ontered the Brazilian navy
as an officer. He obtained a discharge
and intended to go to San Francisco and
become a first mato on a Pacific mall
steamer.
Instead of doing this he went, not
long ago, to Boston, and from there
shipped for Norfolk, having written that
ho would soon bo home When tho re?
ports were read announcing the murder
of a man with a card bearing the name
of " W. M. Wood" in his pockets, frlonds
at onco telegraphed and fully identified
tbo body. Wood's frionds in Washing
ton are prominent officials and he was
splondldly educated and an extremely
bright young man.
Petersburg, Va Oct. 17.?No new
developments have transpired In tho
Wood murder mystery. It became very
evident this morning that Brennan,
Turnerand Lyo'i, tho three suspoots ar
I rested on Wednesday night, knewnoth*
| lug of tho murder and they were ac?
cordingly discharged.
Detective Barrom, of the Norfolk and
Western railroad, arrived hero yester?
day, and, after bolng shown tho throe
men arrested last night, could not iden?
tify them as tun parties who had boarded
the freight train in Norfolk on Tuesday.
lie stated, howevor, that Wood
boarded tho train in Norfolk and ?aid
that ho could bring plonty of witnesses
to prove It, as the trainmen in the yard
at Norfolk had remarked upon a
stranger dressed in a biuo suit of
clothes with brass buttons, and con?
sidered it remarkablo that he should be
attempting to steal a ride, as his gen?
eral appoaranoo did not denote that he
was a man who was under the necessity
of having to beat his way.
Lie further stated that a negro and
four white men jumped on a train while
the latter was moving; that tho negro
got In the same gondola In which the
man with the blue suit and brass bot?
tom! was lying, and the four white men
boarded a gondola some distance in the
rear. Ho stated that the white men and
the negro wore notoriously bad charac?
ters and would hosltite at noshing.
? The flagman at Church Roads, twelve
miles from Potorsborg, reported that on
tho night of the murder a man jumped
from ibo train at his station (this was
the train upon which the murdor was
committed). This Btatlon was tho first
roached after leaving Petersburg.
Motormeu and Conductors Dlccharged.
PHlI.ADKl.rniA, Oct 17 ?Twenty-two
motormen and conductors, employed on
tbo consolidated lines of tho Union
Traction Company, have been dismissed,
the charge against them being that
their active participation in tho affairs
of a street railway labor organization
was detrimental to tho interests of their
employers. It is said that the majority
of the mon discharged aro willing to
sever their connection with tho amalga?
mated association in order to secure
employment.
A Wealthy Han Suicides
York, l*a , Cot. 17. ?George Young, a
well-known and wealthy citizen of
Ilanovor. committed aulc'.io by shooting
himself last night. Mt Young recently
returned from his firm In Virginia suf?
fering from malaria and despondency,
caused by 111 h alth, wt ich is supoosnd to
11.tv ? prompted th ? suioida. lie w.n a
son of William Young, a prominent re?
tired moiohant of Haiti more.
The World'* Record Itrukeu.
San Francisco Oot 17 ?In tho fourth
nee* to-day Mamie Scott, a California
bred horse, broke the world's record for
: Hi furl on ks,doing the di?t:.t c-? In 1 33%.
Tho best previous coast recoid was 1.34 !tf
and thn world's n cord was 1.34, mace by
Libertine at St. Louis last August.
ltlshop Haftood Serlou?ly III.
Atlanta, th , Oct. 17.?A sosclal
from Oxford, tho Beat of Emory College,
to thr> Journal, says that BlshoD Atticus
G. Hagood, of the. Southern Methodist
Cburch, is critically ill at his homo
there. H<o ih threaten* d wi-.h paralysis,
and serious results aro feared.
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