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THE ROANOKE DAILY TIMES.
1%cZTu&?2?tb. _ROANOKE, VA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 3, 1895. "%?^^?ir^^^^
Foreout for Viritntol Generally fair;
northerly 'wind*; cold wave.
When you want us,
_ You want us quick.
RoanoXe Roofing and Metal Cornice Co.,
Oommeroe Ht. and Franklin Boad.
J. B. COLLING WOOD, - - Manager.
In Sealed Boxes.
109 Jefferson 8treet.
Hail orders receive prompt attention.
AND T1IK 11KST IN AMBRICA
FOB THK VHU-.V.S.
All Ibe Delicacies of the Season
Served at renHonahle pi 11 <? h .
1 In: Table Is iihviijs Hiippl li il
with tlie ln'Ht that In to bo
lind in tin' markets.
S39"~ The only Itestnurnnl In the elty
With a separate Dining Koom for
Meal Tickets. 21 Meals, $4.
Monthly Hoard $15.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco and Pipes.
(Any Old THing Won't Do.)
THE PLANT 1 Coullmics to grow (tu favor.)
Six for 25c.
GOLD 8KAI.! A golden smoke. Indeed. So
8ABAROSO! Holds an enviable lepntstlon.
TRUE WORTH I nightly named. The newest
out. Rc straight.
KOftHUTH! Needs no Introdnction. 5cstralght.
LAM El.L.! Finest of flavors and sweet. 10c,
three for S5c.
CHUMS! ANo a d'lltrhtftil smottn. 1CC,:| for2Ic.
LA FLOB UK not I I. KOANOKKI Some?
thing new and good. 10c, 8 for 33c.
8ILVPR GRAYHI The very best Cigar in Hoa
nokc. 15c, 2 for 25c.
PIPES! An assortment that will t.lease you.
CIOARKTTKK! All the leudlnE brands.
TOBACCOS I The choicest mixtures.
GkNTI.fc.MKN, pre the largest case of smokers'
sundries in the city.
CHRISTIAN-BAWBEE DRUG STORE
A. D. RICE, Trustee,
N. B.?Smoke from our Cigars is not disagree?
able, so the ludles must - top and enjoy the Flow?
ers while waiting for the street cars.
SOME PEOPLE Won't buy a
Xmas present until the
day before Xmas. A
thoughtful f.erson will|
buy one while our as?
sortment in the differ?
ent lines of HOLIDAY
NOVELTIES are un?
The selection is easier, you
have the pick of the
CHOICEST and the
prices are no greater
The store open evenings until
EDWARD S SEEN,
6 Salem Ave. ROANOKE, VA.
rjr Goods sent on sclectlou at our expense.
CZAR REED AGAIN IN CONTROL
The Fifty-Fourth Congress in
The Senate and Hanno Were Galled to
Order Promptly at 1? O'clock Voe
terday?An Animated Scene?Hany
Mew Faces Among the Members.
Beed Elected Speaker?His Speeoh
Olodeot Dot Non Committal.
Washington, Deo. 2.?The Amerioan
Congress is again in session. Promptly
atnoon the Senate and House were called
to order. All Washington ia alive with
expectation, and to-day there wae added
Interest on account of the prospective
ohanges Involved and the largo influ?
ence of new blood. The crowd oame
through the rain and mud, choking the
corridora and elovatorB and besides fill?
ing the galleries beyond their capacity.
By 10:30 o'clock both galleries were
filled. Many ladies wore in the throng,
but there was a noticeablo lack of the
color and fair weather costumes which
usually givo a touch of brightnosB to
the uombre chambers.
Tlltt Ii huh".
The House of Raproaon tatlves paased
to the control of the Republicans to day
and Mr. Reed, who as speaker of the
Fifty-first Houso, broko down the rulos
of a century amid the plaudltB of his
party associates and a storcn of denun?
ciation from his present adversaries,
again triumphantly aasumod the speak?
The openlDg session was, as Is usual,
an animated and brilliant ocoaaion, the
crowded galleries being in holiday at?
tire, Intoxicating with the parfumo of
hundreds of floral tributes to popular
members and pervaded with a spirit of
jubilation and good nature. Old famil?
iar faces were absent, but there were
plenty of new ones to take their places.
The proceedings woroof a routine cnar
aater and devoid of interesting or non
national features. The Home mmply or?
ganized and reported that reault to the
Speaker Reed was beyond question
the atar of the ocoaaion. Ula apeeoh
waa a algnal for flattering deinonatra
tlons. Hla inaugural waa modest and
full of good feeling but non commltal aa
to policies. However, it was not ex?
pected that the apeaker would touch the
questions to be dealt with by the Houbo.
Ex Speaker Crisp assumed the leader?
ship of the minority and the session
opened quietly and auapioiouBly- As the
hands of the dock pointed to the hour
of 12, Col. Ike Hill, the deputy aer
goant-at-arms, lifted into ita place the
ebony eagle-surmounted mace, the
emblem of the House, the flag wie run
up and Hon. James Kerr, the clerk of
last House, called the House to order.
The Rev. Bagby, of this city, the ohap
latn of tbo House, offered the Invjcatton.
Under the direction of Mr. Kerr, the
roll waa callod, and it wa9 found that
341 of me 35G members were present.
During the rollcall many of the mem?
bers moved about among their colioaguea
and the conversation was resumed. Mr.
Reed had not made his appearance, but
ex-speaker Crisp, who haa taken a seat
in about the centre of the hall, was
pointed out as he sat chatting to thoae
Mr Korr then, in accordance with the
custom, stated the first thing in order
was the selection of a presiding officer,
and called for nominations for apeaker.
No nominating speeches were made.
Mr. Groavenor. of Ohio, chairman of
the Republican oaucua, placed in nom?
ination Thomas B. Reed, of Maine Mr.
Sayrea preaented the name of Speaker
Oriap, of Georgia, and Mr. Kemp placed
In nomination John 0 Bell, of Colorado.
The namea of both Mr. Reed and Mr.
Crisp were vigorously applauded by
their respective party aseociatea.
Hopkins, uf Illinola, Loud, of Call"
fornia, Krdman and Catobinga, of Mis?
sissippi, were appointed tellers, and the
roll was called, the law requiring the
election of speaker by a viva voce vote.
All the Republicans voted for Mr.
Reed, and, with one exception, all the
Democrata for Mr. Criap, and all the
Populists for Mr Bell. The exception
waa Mr. Craln, a Democrat, from Texas,
who, when his name was oalled, voted
for hla colleague, Mr. Culberson, of the
Lone Star State. The rosuU of the
vote wai: Reed, 234, Crisp. 9*; Bell, C;
Culberaon, 1. Mr. Ke.rr'd announce?
ment of Mr. Reed'A election was greeted
j with a thunder of applauso.
Messrs. Crisp G oavanor and it ill were
appointed a oommi'.tee to escort the
apeaker to the chair. As they passed
down the centre aisle the House rose en
maaao. A roar of applause followed,the
galleries jnlnlrg with great enthusiasm
in the demonstration. Aa Mr. Reed *a~
cended the rostrum the roar swelled un?
til it was doafenlng. Above the volume
of sound came, like plat. 1 shots, a:les of
"Keed, Rned, Reed." The Republicans
and the ladles waived handkerchiefs.
Mr. ilarmer, tho oldest member in con?
tinuous service present, oame forward
and administered the oath of ofllco to
the speaker. The latter then turned to
the Houbs. Looking into the upturned I
faces he deliver d bis address. He said.
"It will not be unbecoming in me, I
hope, if I acknowledge to this assembly
how agrc3*ble ltia to me to *tand once
more In tb? place which, I Infi four
years ago. Of the past, however, I shall
not spn?k, for the pint *p?aka for Irse If
In terms more btfUtlng ad appropriate
than any words which could omn from
my lips Nor snail I speak ol the future,
for we are not putting oil the harness
but putting it on.
"1 think I may venture to say of tho
future in the light of the past, "if we do
some things which seem inadequate it
may be that time which haa justified
ltBelf for us on many cccaslone
may do so again Those who have
acted with wladom heretofore may be
I fairly expected to act with wladom
"I am sorry to say that tho pleasure
I aiaociated with tho honor you may have I
bestowed on me, in honor which uo
Amerloan oltizen oan fall to appreciate,
and for which I give thanks, is but for
the moment, while the responsibilities
extend over man; days.
"80 far as the performance of my
duties affects the whole people of the
United States 1 Invoke their considerate
judgment. So far as it affects the mem
beys of this House I ask from both sides
of the ohamber that cordial co?opers
tlon without whioh I cannot hope to
succeed, assuring them that no effort on
my part will be spared to aid them in
the performance of their duties, by the
entire impartiality which is their just
At the conclusion of the sneeoh the
memberB of the House came forward In
squads as their names were called, and,
with uplifted arms, swore to support
and defend the country against all
enemies, foreign and domestic, and woll
and faithfully discharge the duties of
The officers of the Houso nominated
by the Republican caucus were then for?
mally elected, the Democrats putting
the names of the officers of tho last
House In nomination. The swearing in
of subordinate officials of tho Houso then
The customary resolutions were tbon
adopted notifying the Senate of th9
election of Reed and McDowell, as
Boeaker and clerk, respectively, and on
motion of Payno, of Now York, a com?
mittee consisting of Messrs. Payno, Can?
non, of Illinois, and Crisp, was appointed
by the speaker to join a similar commlt
tee from tho Senaio to notify tho Presl?
dent that the Houso was ready to re?
ceive any communication he had to
Toe drawing for seats was then bo
gun. According to tho usual custom
tbe hoube pramed tho ex-f>peaker, Mr. j
Criec, of Georgia, and Mr. Grow, of
Pennsylvania, the selection of their
seats without drawing. The house
then adjourned until to morrow.
The United States Senate was oalled
to order at noon to-day by Vioa-ProBl
dent Stephenson. The decorum of the
upper branch of Congress is seldom dis?
turbed even by the opening of tho ses?
sion, and to-day with crowded galleries
and a fair amount of expectancy there
was the same even and unruffled proce?
dure which always characterizes tho
Senato. All of the galleries except that
part reserved for the diplomatic corps,
were tilled to overflowing by 11 o'clock
and the outer corridors were crowded
with those unable to got admission.
The cJenatora began to gather early in
Jones, of Arkansas, and Teller, of Col?
orado, were tho first arrivals. They
were Boon joined by tho venerable Sen?
ator Hoar and hla Massachusetts col?
league, Lodge. Thore was speolal in?
terest in the many new faces. Martin,
of Virginia, was Introduced to bis asso?
ciates by Daniel. Sherman orosaed the
I chamber and greeted his Ohio associate,
Brlce, who was In a group with Gorman,
Cjokrell and Harris.
Exactly at 12 o'clock the Vice-Presi?
dent ascended to the presiding officer's
chair and rapping onoe, called tbe Sen?
ate to order. The first business trans?
acted was tho swearing In of new Sena?
tors and those re-elected. They pro?
ceeded to the secretary's desk, in groups
of three and fours, accompanied by their
State colleagues, and took tbo oath as it
was read by the Vice-President.
The usual formal resolutions wore
quickly adopted?that of Cookroll, pro?
viding for tho Senate beginning at 12
m. daily; that of Sherman notiiiying tbo
House that a quorum of the Senate was
present and roady to proceed with busi?
ness; that of Vilas, providing for a
committee of two Senators and two
members to wait upon the President
and notify him that Congress awaited
any communication the executive
branch desired to present. The presid?
ing officer designated VUas and Allison
for tbe committee to wait on the Presi?
dent. At 2:30 o'clock a recess of an
hour was taken and at 1:30 Senate re?
convened. Mr. Pruden, of the White
Houso staff, was in the chamber with
word that the President's mess ige
would not be submitted to-day. There?
fore at 1:30 o'clook the Senate ad?
Mr. Sherman Waa Bleeted Chxlrman and
Mr. Uabol-t Secretary.
Washington, D. C, Deo. 2 ?The
Repjblican Senators were lu caucus for
half an hour after tbe Senate adjourned
to-day, but adjourned until Wednesday
without taking any aotion on the reor?
ganization of the Senato. Mr. Sherman
was elected chairman of tbe caucus and
Mr. Dubais secretary. The discussion
w is an informal ono, and centered
around the question whether the Re?
publican Senators having a plurality
but not a majority of the Senate should
be reorganized witb Republican officers
and Republican chairmen of oommlttees.
It was evident the prevailing sentiment
favored Republican organization and
sumo strong speeches were made, not?
ably by Mr. Davis, of Minnesota, and
Aldricb, of Rhode Ieland, urging that
there should be no combination or com ?
promise with any element outside the
Repubiioan ranks. This appeared to
voice the general view of tbe Senators
and no objection was made.
VW? It a Cane of Snleidef
Chattanodoa, Tenn., Deo. 2.?K. C
Bibcock, president of tbe Cherokoe
Manufacturing Company, one of tbe
j most prosperous mnn of GincorJ, was
found lying diad in hi* offico yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Hah*ock was ono of the
I most prominent ottizana of North Geor
j gla and was accounted t > be In comfort
! ab e circumstances. Tbe affair is very
mysterious, and the grand jury will
make a full invoatlgation. It seems
that Mr. Babcook went to bis office and
wrote some letters in the best of spirits.
In a few minutes after a shot was heard.
Flrat lilll In the House.
Washington, Deo. 3.?Representa?
tive Llnton, of Michigan, has the dis?
tinction of having Introduced tbe first
bill la the Houso of tbe Fifty-Fourth
Congress. It is the interest of railway
THE ENDEAVORERS ARE GONE
The Convention a Success in
Sanday'a Servloes the Moat Interesting of
Any?Her. D. C. Hankln Made a Power
fat Address on Missions?The Addrers
of Mr. Landrlth, of Nashville?The
Visitors' Impressions of Boanoke? Leav?
ing by Baoh Train for Their Homes.
The Sunday services of the fifth an*
nual convention of Christian Endeavor
were full of interest at oac'a meeting,
and were attended by unusually large
crowds. The sunrise prayer meeting,
which was aonduetod by Roy. D. C.
Eankin, w as well attended. The
oharacter of the delegates in atten?
dance at this convention was a feat uro
that is notgoneral in gatherings outside
of the work of the churoh. They were
all ^high-toned Christian men and
women, and Roanoke was well pleased
with their demeanor while hero.
The prayer and praise service for
missionaries and tho oauso was con?
ducted by Rev. C. Armand Miller, of
Salem, after which Rev. Ira L&ndrlth,
ot Nashville, Tenn., spoicn on "Mis?
sionary Extension Course." Mr. Lan?
droth is a powerful speaker, and his
address was well received.
In the course ot his romarks he said:
"What we need mure for the missionary
oause Is information pertaining to mis?
sions. Tho pulpit has dono a largo part
for this cauBC, but tno pulpit cannot do
all. It bcamo necessary for someone to
formulate plans tor the extension of
missions, so in tho city of Chicago the
plan was inaugurated, but was not cir
rlod out fully. So three years ago the
Christian Endeavor Society took hold of i
the matter, and is now working to
establish a system by which the work
will be systematically and successfully
carried on." Dr. Landrlth then spoke
of Borne of the plans established, men?
tioning "consecrated printer's ink," by
which all the people oould know that
the subject was going to be discussed at
a given place and hour. Dr. Landrlth
then asked for remarks by any prosent
on the subject.
"The New Century of Missions," was
discussed by D. C. Rankin, of Nashville,
lie said, "One hundred years ago the
receipts for missions was only S100 and
only two missionaries wero In the field.
But see the ohange to-day?thousands
have consecrated their lives to the work
and multitudes of native converts are
adding their strength to tho work. Let
us consider, (1) the opportunities; (2)
the obligations; (3) the forces with
which we are to meet these appeals
which come from heathen lands."
In beautiful and impressive language
the speaker brought out these different
points, speaking out of his vast store of
information on this groat subject of mis?
sions. Speaking of the opportunities ho
mentioned the telegraph and how It was
being used to-day to protect tho mis?
sionaries in foreign lands where wars
and convulsions were in progress, mes
sages from this country goingaoross the
waters in a few hours, instructing our
representatives in those countries to
protect all Americans and their prop?
"The churches are awakening to their
duty in this work and a spirit of mis?
sions is being disseminated throughout
our land. The missionary societies, the
extension course and other plans are
being put into active work along this
line and even the smallest of the chil?
dren are entering into the work with
E3al and love.
"Think of what the great Christian
Endeavor Society is doing for the cause
of foreign missions. Thousands of dol?
lars are raised each year to send tho
glad tidings of salvation to those in dark?
ness. Think yon not that the angels
look down from heaven and commend
such a work as this, a work that even
tbey might wish to engage in. Let us
all go forward with renewed zeal and
prayers for this great cause."
"The Common Sense of Christian
Missions," by Rev. Ira Landrlth, was
the prinolpal theme for Sunday night.
The address was plain, practical and to
the point, and was, in part, as follows:
"What differense does it make where
a soul ia that ia to be saved? If I go to
the threshold of my own country, if I
g? to the centre of Japan, if I go any?
where with the purpose of saving asoul,
that is missions. It is easier for one
to go now to the onds of the earth on
the errand of missions than it waa in
tbo years gone by for the same one to
go to some plica within his own
"Unnumbered thcu:ands there are in
our own country who would not enter
the bouse of God under any circum?
stances. In the great citl. s of our land
there are those living In the slums
and among the saloons who need the
teaching of Christianity.
"Prohibition, eternal prohibition, to
the man who comes to our country
with a firebrand in bis m<>u;h. He
must bow around the hearthstone and
pray that God would glvj us men who
are pure and who love Him, to rule
over us, and the reason we do not have
more of such men is besause tho Chris?
tian people are inactivo and the
churches are asleep.
"Yea, I grant you that there is plenty I
of work to do in the homo mission Held.
Some have said that Japan Is almost
Christianized, but I tell you If all the
converts to Christianity in Japan wero
brought into your city It would not In?
crease the popula Ion loo per cent., nay
It would bo hardly more than forty- five
"If all tho Christians In Japan wero
brought into tho capltil city of your
State, and tbo citizens of the city were
to vacate, there would be houses for
"Turkey, the unspeakable Turk! aa
we think of Turkey we consider it ao
absolutely without the knowledge of
i Chriat. All of the foreign countries noed
missions, since, as I have shown you,
such a very small proportion of them
have heard the gospel of Christ.
"The seoular press of this country ii
being daily oonverted to the pure and
sacred views of Christianity and I be?
lieve the day is ooming when the secu?
lar press will stand beside the pulpit.
If I oould ask Christ who shed HiB blood
for me, whether it paid to spend 813,
000,000 eaoh year for foreign misBlonB
when so few in comparison are saved, I
believe He would answer, 'Yes it does
pay, because they are my children, and
for them I have given my life.'"
"Man closes bis hands and says, 'No,
these things are mine, and I oannot let
them go.' The reason men do not give
to the cause of Christ is because they do
not love the Lord. The Christian En
deavorers' earnings last year amounted
to Si5,000.000; who can reokon the good
that would bavo come from the giving of
one-tenth of that amount to Christ's
"You,Christian Endeavorer,are called
to the missions, whether you stay at
home, or go to tho uttermost parts of
the earth. Oh, let us quit playing at
missions and do something for this
oaueo. Don't talk of sacrifioe that you
will have to make in order to go Into
the mission work. Look at tbe cross
upon wuicb the Lord Jesus Christ sacri?
ficed himself for you and then go to illtu
and ask what He would have you do.
And away with your dangers, your sac- j
rifices, wnon tbe Mossed Master calls
you. He who has Bald, 'Lo, I am with
you always, even unto tho end of tbo
The convention came to a closo with
a consecration service conducted by D.
.8. Bennett, of Richmond, and ad j jurned
I Tho convention passed a resolution of
tbankB to the local union for their hos?
pitality and kindness. Many of tbo
dologates were in our city for tho first
time and expressed themselves as
highly pleased with Roanoku. Many of
thorn left Sunday night, but a great,
majority went to their homes yesterday.
HISTORICAL, GROUND SOLD.
Tho Largest Part of the Bull Kan Uattlc
flelu Sold Yesterday.
Man ass as, Va., Deo. 2?Pursuant to
a decree of the circuit court of Prince
William county, Va., in the suit of Mc?
Lean vs. Blackwell and others, J. B.
Thornton and George O. Round, special
I commissioners, sold to-day at public
auction at this plaoe over 500 aores of
the Yorkshire tract, belonging to Mc?
Lean, and lying on both sides of Bull
Run and adjoining Blackburne's fort.
Blocks Noi. 1, 2 and 3, containing 310
acres, wore sold to Dr. C. Ii. Bonnott, of
Washington, D. C,, at an average of leas
than 85 per acre. Block No. 4, contain?
ing fifty aoreB, waa sold to Wm. Mar?
thers, of Fairfax county, for 84 an acre,
and blocke Nob. 5 and 0, containing 104
acres, to J. W. McLean at S3.50 per acre.
Tbla land embraced a large portion of
tho Bull-Run battlefield and adjoins tbe
magnificent farm of Robert Portner and
Is considered very cheap property at tho
prices for which It sold. The terms of
sale were one-fourth cash and balance
I in ono, two and three yoara, with in?
terest, tho deferred payments being
secured by deeds of trust. The last
named purchaser is the son of Major
Wllmoth McLean, who resided upon tho
property at tbe beginning of tho war and
in whose houso at Appomattox tho terms
of tho surrender between Lee and Grant
were drawn and thus it was said by
Major McLean that tbo war bogan and
ended on him.
Ulli Close December St.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 2.?A false im?
pression having got abroad concerning
the duration of the Exposition, Presi?
dent Collier has glvon out tho following i
statement: "To the Public: I wish to I
correct an erroneous opinion that the
Exposition will be extended beyond the
present year. It will close finally and
forever on December 31; but four weeks
remain to see the model Exposition of
Fowhatan Cotton Mills Burned.
Baltimore, Deo 2.?The cotton mills
of the Powhatan Improvement and Con?
struction Company at Powhatan, Balti?
more oounty, was destroyed by fire to?
day, which is said to have originated
from sparks caught by friction in the
machinery. Tha loss Is estimated at
850,000, 837,000 of which is covered by
Stabbed in tho Back.
Rome, Dec 8.?Signor Pera, a chief
of the department of the minister of the
interior, was stabbed In the back twice
to-day on the staircase of the ministry
of the interior by a olerk, who had re?
cently been dismissed. The wounded
man was taken to a hospital, where his
wounds were pronounced to be dan?
Another Lynching Probable.
Nashville. Teno., Deo. 2.?To-day,
eight miles from Fayeneville, two ne?
groes assaulted a white girl, aRed 14,
knocking her down with a stiok and
breaking three of hor ribs. They failed
in their purpose. The entire commu?
nity started in pursuit.
Appropriations Allied For.
Washington, Deo. 2 ?The Secretary
of the Treasury to day transmitted to
Congress tbe estimates of appropriations
required for the fisoal year, which ag?
To Be Overhauled and Bopalred.
Washington, Deo. 2.?The ships Ban?
croft and Monongahola bavo been sont
from Annapolis to Norfolk to be over?
hauled and repaired.
Mastkth, L. I., Dec 2.?The Walcott
Lavlgne fight was awarded to Lavigne,
Walcott falling to knock him out in fif?
Sailed for Hampton Boada.
Washington, Dec. 3.?The Amphl
trlto has sailed from Annapolis for
The United States Government re?
ports show Royal Baking Powder su
i perlor to all others.
ESCAPE OF MOHAMMED SV3?R?O
Confined as an Idiot For Nine*
New* Schreo From the Tnrfclah Province*.
Officials Suppress All Facts Not Favor?
able to the Government?The With?
drawal of the British Gunboat a Tem?
porary Measure?Mach Anxiety for the
Oonstastinovle. Dec. 2.?The sultan
has not yot heard the lagt of the extra
guardship question. The withdrawal
of the British gunboat from the Dar?
danelles, where she was awaiting the
necessary documents allowing her pas*
sage through the straits, was only a
temporary measure taken on account of
the faotthat the palace had framed the
report that se lous rioting was plaanoi,
to commonca as aoon as the warshl 29
entered tbo Bosphorua.
The powora soora to bo unanimously
in favor of insisting on the oxtra guard
ship. The palace party is triumphant,
and the Impression Is being conveyed to
tho sultan that he has won a great vie
tory over tho '.rower* It looked as If
(iroat Britain hud attainod tho object
she had In vlow when tho Dryad was
sent to tho Dardanelles, namely, to
show tho sultan and tho powers that,
while desirous of ac'.iug in accord with
tho other powera, her ucajesty was pro
pared to act If necessity snould demand,
and that if tho powers desired concerted
action they must act promptly or Oraat
Britain will take initiative steps. The
firing upon tho British ship Loch Ran
noch in the Dardanelles is said by the
Turkish olhcers, to be a mv.ter of lU:!o
importance and easily explained.
A great deal of excitement was
created here to?day by the report, that
Mohammed Murad, who on the
ground of idiccy on August 31.187Q, was
captured by tho sultan on the deposi?
tion of his undo, Abdul As!z, on May
30, 1S76, has escaped from ;he Vildlz
Kiosk, where ho was prisoner. Tho
ex-aultan,"although a captive for nine?
teen years, la said to enjoy good health
and to have beon intriguing for bis
release. As a rosul 1 his quarters were
dally examined. Sentinels wero at all
doora of his apartments, all his letters
were read boforo being handed to blm
or posted and at night the keys of his
room were taken to the sultan for safe?
From the provinces not much nuns la
forthcoming. The Turkish oillalals are
apparently doing everything possible to
suppress any facts except those which
aro for the government.
The utmost secrecy ia observed re?
garding the movements of Turkish
troops operating from Marash, and, as
the latter place la now reported to bo
garrisoned by quite a family of Armen?
ians, the oomploto silence as to what is
going on in that district oauaea much
anxloty for theaafety of the Armenians.
SKI/I IKK AND OONFISU ATI ON III KU AI.
Important Declaluu <m tho United States
Oourt In a Ulapensary turn.
Columbia, s. 0., Dec. 2.?A special to
the Register from Charleston, s. C.aaya:
In tho United Statea oircuit court this
morning Judge Simonton filed his de?
cision in the Columbia Club oaso, in?
volving the right of a member of the
club to Import and atoro liquor in the
club bouse for LI* personal use. Tho
case was brought by A. E. Gonzales, N.
G. (ion/.alea and W. E. Gonzalos, mem?
bers of the Columbia Club, whoso liquor
was seized and confiscated by the police
The decision finds that the seizure
and confiscation of the liquor was ille?
gal. The order of tbo oourt directs the
ohief State dispenser, F. W. Mlxson, to
return the liquor seized.
The police oflloera who participated in
tho raid are ordered released, but the
constables concerned, Speed, Davla and
Lafa, are ordered to be taken into cus?
tody by the United Statoa marahal and
detained until tho ooata, including fees
and services of the special master, are
paid. The pap iva will be aervjd as aoon
A Fatal Accident.
ClsvblA.no, Ohio, Dao. 2 ?Prof. T.
M. Smith, of the Case School of Applied
Science, waa fatally injured to-day,
while conducting one of his chemiatry
classes. He waa caught in the furnace
elevator and terribly crashed. He lies
in the hospital and cannot live until
International K. of L. Organization.
Nbw York, Deo .3 ?The meeting of
District Assembly 47 of the Knights of
Labor, whloh lasted from 8 o'clock laat
evening until 2 o'clock this morning,
resulted in the formation of a new In?
ternational organization to be composed
of the aooiallatlo element.
Sngar Refineries Start Up.
Philadelphia, Fa., Dec a.?Ths
SpreotceU Sugar Refinery, bl the Bugar
trust, anl the MoCaban Independent
R-finery started up to-day on half time
after an Idleness of a week.
Robbie Music Co.,
I SOLE DEALERS.