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VOL. XVII. No. J?l
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ERY OF THE At; E.
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Cost only one cent per duzen. Call
and get a descriptive pamphlet.
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I SPALOING 1
? . L Is represented in our W
9 west we*row. 9
k This Season we will keep a full a
0 line of Spaldlug's Hasehall and v
Tennis Goods. There is no need of A
tour calling your attention to the a
'act thai SlWLMNl! makes the best T
O goods on the market. His re pitta- 9
X tion is too widely known. Our X
T prices rtre the same as bis Xew y
S York house. Remember our name A
X ehauges on the first of April to X
? "The Fishburn Company." V
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j OVER 100,000 MILES OF f
?r-No: a -inule 1S07 Columbia was
-offered for sale until :10 were ,
-practically tested. Each was 0
-ridden from 1,500 to 10.000 $
-miles?100 miles a day, mind $
-you?over the roughest roads A
-in Connecticut. Not a single *
-br -ak in any part of the thirty. ^
-We know that
Colombia Bicycles f
Will give greater satlsfac- tf4flf| \
tijn in 1801 than before, jlUU w
to all alike, at
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$50 und $45. <&
Handsomest Catalogue ever Is- &
sued, frc? if you call. J
EDWARDS. GREEN i
Manufacturlu? .leweler. *1
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$100 to $500?$5 to $10 Monthly.
$?20 to !r200?i;2 to $'5 Monthly.
GUITARS AND MANDOLINS,
1-j Up?All in stock.
Roanoke Music Co.,
C. T. JENNINGS, Manager.
Made Only by
U12 South Jefferson Street, Over l'ott >n;<x.
We lite Not
Given to Boasting
But we do claim, nndao invesi.ipa
tion will prove it, to have tbe
line?', lino of
Pianos and Organ
in Roanoke and the largest vari?
ety. Call and investigate. Prices
and terms to suit all.
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No. IIS. Jcllcraon St.
A Busy Day for the United Breth?
AN EXPRESSION OF DISAPPROVAL
OP ELECTIONEERING IN THE
CHURCH?MANY REPORTS FROM
COMMITTEES WERE READ AND
ADOPTED ?REV. MR. RICE SE?
LECTED MISSIONARY SECRE?
TARY AND TREASURER OF THE
The Virginia conference of tho United
Brethren Church assembled yesterday
morning at U o'clock with Bishop Hott,
Devotional exercises svu-e conducted
by Rev. C. li. Fadeley, the minutes of
the previous session were read and ap?
proved, and C. B. Bennett was admitted
to the itineracy.
The following resolution was adopted:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of this
conference that the assuming of the !?S()()
debt on the Shenandoah district by the
conference binds them to the payment
of the same."
The examination of character was re?
sumed and W. II. Bruce, .1. W. Brill, .1.
K. B. Rice.T. K. Clifford, A. F. Funk
houser ami J. W. Walter passed.
The following resolution was offered
by Rev. G. P. Hott:
"Whereas, the chu-oh law makes it an
offense to electioneer favorably to one's
own re-election to anv ollice or delegation
in the church therefore,
"Resolved, That we express our disap?
proval of the unofficial ballot sent out in
the November election and of all other
eTorts inconsistent with the spirit of the
law on this matter."
After a lively discussion hy*he patronrs,
A. P. Funkhouser and C. H. Crowcll,
tho resolution was adopted.
Rev. William Lunsfurd, of the East
Roanoke liaptist Church, was introduced
to the conference.
Rev. (l. P. Hott offered the following:
"Resolved, That the term of otliee of
the trustees of Shenandoah Institute be?
gin and end with the first Tuesday in
June at 12 M."
The resolution was adopted.
The. committee on the third year course
of rending reported that S. G. Dawson
and C. W. Stover were examined and re?
ceived good marks and recommended
that Mr. Dawson pass from the thir l
year and that Mr. Stover pass on all but
Christian ethics. The re pott was
Rev. G. P. Hott vras elected secretary
and treasurer of the Church Erection
Board. This erection board was re-eleut
ed as Tollows: J. W. Howe, .7. R.
Ridcnour, W. R. Berry, A. R. Moyer,
G. P. Hott and C. H. Crow till.
.1. 1). Donovan was elected as delegate
and G. P. Hott as alternate to the an?
nual missionary convention.
The committee on the second year's
course of reading reported that S. A.
Crabill, A. .1. Sechrist, II E. Richardson
and C. 15. Bennett were examined on all
books of the year and passed. The com?
mittee recommended that they pass to
the th'.rd year course.
The report of the first year was re?
ceived and read. The report showed that
W. O. Jones and SV. H. Price had been
two years in this course; the latter was
excused on the ground of his preparing to
enter the United Brethren Seminary.
O. W. Burton has been four years in
the course. J. M. Brell has been three
years in the course, J. W. Walter has
beeu four years in the course. The re?
port was adopted.
Thereport of the missionary secretary
was read and adopted.
B. S. Hammech, United Brethren Sem?
inary treasurer, reported asj collected
from charges !jv4'2.'~?.
Rev. S. L. Rice was'elected missionary
I secretary and treasurer of the conference.
The committee also recommended that
E. W. MeMullen, J. C. S. Myers and E.
A. Pugh bo retained in the course another
year. The report was adopted
The ', conference voted unanimously tu
hold the next session at Tom's lirook.
A. J. Sechrist was elected Sunday
school secretary and treasurer.
The report of the auditing committee
was received and adopted.
0. P. Hott. W. E. Whitesell and J. W.
Roister were elected trustees to Shenan?
The report offered Friay night by .1. I).
Donovan on Y. P. C. U. was adopted
The report of trustees of the Minister?
ial Benefit Association was received and
A memorial to the. general conference
recommended that the assessments for
United Brethren Seminary, Educational
Aid and Conference College interests "be
divided <quilly by the conference treas?
Also that the duities and powers of a
presiding elder, in tase a vacancy occur?
ring on a charge either by resignation or
of the death of a pastor, be expressly de?
' Also that the conferences shall hereaf?
ter have the pro-rata representation in
the general conference and that the num?
ber of delegates be reduced
The r.'.emorlal olfered elicited consider?
able discussion on the part of the conler
?ence. On motion of Rev. J. W. Howe
the memorial was laid on the table.
Rev. Mr. Howe requested to be exensed,
as he wished to leim, for his ho~:e this
afternoon. The request was granted.
Conference adjourned at noon to meet
at 'J p. m.
The appointments for to day nre as fol?
United Brethren Church?At 11 a m.
Bishop J. W. Hott; 7:80 p. in. Rev. J.
Vintou M. E. Church, South?TiUO p.
in. Rev. W. F. Gruver.
Trinity M. E.?11 a. m. Rev. C. II.
Crowcll; 7:80 p. in. Rev. W. R. Berry.
Bethany Presbyterian?11 a. m. Rev.
.1. R. Rldenour.
rVNOKE, VA., 8UNL
(truce M. E.-?-ll a. in. Rev. P. .T. Law?
rence; 7:30 p. m. Rev. S. D. Skelton.
St. James M. E.?11 iv. ill Rev. H. E.
Richardson; 7:30 p. ,m. Rev. N. F. A.
Calvary Uaptist?11 a. in. Rev. W. L.
First Baptist?11 a. m Rev. W. H.
Sampsell; 7:30 p. in. Rev. C. P. Dyche.
Greene Memorial M. E.?11 a. in. Riv.
A. P. Funkbouser; 7:30 p. in. 'Bishop J.
East Roanoke Baptist -11 a. m. Rev. .T.
W. Maiden; 7:30 p. m. S. W. Paul.
First Presbyterian?7:30 p. in. Prof.
H. B. Dohner.
Lee Street M. E.? 7:30 p. m. Rev. J. F.
R. R. Y. M. C. A.?8:30 p. in. Rov. A.
After devotional exercises conducted
by Her. N. F. A. Cupp, the conference
settled down to business.
The minutes of the morning session
were read aud approved. Tne constitu?
tion of "the Ministerial Benetlt Associa?
tion was presented for the signatures of
the ministers of the conference. A reso?
lution was offered exempting Hev. J. W.
Howe from the annual fee of si on ac?
count of his subscription of $100 to the
Ministerial Benefit fund.
The annual report of the bishop's par?
sonage committee was read and adopted.
The report of the visitors to Sbenan
doiih Institute was read and received.
W. Jones was granted the privilege of
taking the examination in the first year's
course of reading During the summer
he will be excused from those studies
upon which he has pnsse.I.
\ isitinu committee elected to visit
Shenandoah Institute for 1807: YV. L.
Childress and A. .1. Secbrist.
Additional report of the committee on
boundaries was read and adopted.
A resolution was offered and adopted
in reference to building iv new church in
Roanoke to the effect that the location
of the proposed new church be left to the
local church In Roanoke, the presiding
elder and the conference Church Erection
At the request of VVm. Lute, bis name
is omitted from the roll.
The report of the Laymen's Benevolent
Association was read and adopted, and a
constitution and by-laws for this society
Rev. Ira Kimmel, of the Christian
Church, was introduced to the confer?
ence by the bishop.
The following officers of the Layman's
Benevolent Association were elected:
Rev. II. E. Crowell, president; Rev. W.
O. Filing, secretary; Mrs Rebecca Howe,
E. M. Baker and O. C. Border, were
elected as members of the board.
' The report, of the Church Erection So?
ciety was 'presented and adopted after
considerable discussion by Rev. J. AY.
Howe and others.
?Rev. J. \V. Howe was appointed to re?
ceive the money clue from the charges ?o
the Shenandoah Institute.
On motion, Rev. G. P. Hott was no
pointed treasurer of the conference.
A motion was made and adopted to re?
quest the general conference to incorpor?
ate a reasonable portion of Maryland in
the boundaries of the Virginia conference
so as to secure to the. Virginia conference
The finance committee was called upon
and made its report, which was adopted.
Rev. .1. E. B. Rice was appointed a
committee of one on resolutions and be
reported as follows:
Resolved 1. Whereas so manv of the
pastors of the city of Roanoke visited our
conference during the session; therefore
we as a conference not only recognize but
highly appreciate their itilid uroeting.
Resolved 2. That we deprecate the ac?
tion of the United States Senate in hold?
ing a legislative session on Rundiiy, Feb?
ruary 28, 1S!)7.
Resolved 3. That wbe-eas in many
States of the Union the existing laws
are such as to make the competition be?
tween the church and the State schools
quite unequal, that we most respectfully
ask that only such legislation be. enacted
as to leave all higher education on an
equal competing basis.
Resolved 4. That whereas the confer?
ence has been so kindly and hospitably
entertained by the generous hearted peo?
ple of Roanoke that wo as a conference
manifest our high appreciation of the
same by a rising vote.
These resolutions were unnnimopsly
A collection was taken up for the ben?
efit of the Johnson City, Tennessee, mis?
At the night services last night a large
audience was present to hear a most able
and eloquent sermon by Rev. H. B. Doh?
ner, of Anville, Pa.
G EONS' SOAP.
No coloring, no perfume.,
Strictly pure- soap, made
of vegetable oils. Recom?
mended by physicians and
surgeons. For sale at
Washington. Marhc 21).?Among the
applications for positions under the
Treasury Department made public to day
were the following: ITo be collectors of
Internal revenue: T. J. Wilson, of Clif?
ton Forge, Ya , at Lynchburg. Ya.; B. E.
Sweet, of Pembroke, Ya.. at Lynch burg.
GROVER PAID IN FULL.
Washington, March 20.?The Treasury
Department closed its accounts with
Grover Cleveland to day. Secretary Gage
signed a warrant in favor of Mr. Clove
land lor $277.7s, the balance din- him on
his salary as President, and 'it willjbe
mailed to him at Princeton, X. J., on
Monday. This balance completes tin
$300,000 to which Mr. Cleveland was en?
titled for his four years' services.
ACQUITTED OF MURDER.
Suffolk, Ya., March20.?John Wilkln
was to dny'ncquitted of murdering Georgi
W. Jones on the night of March 2. Wil
kins was charged with killing Jones ivn<
placing bis boily on the car tracks, l.esid
which it was found the next day. Tht
men married sisters.
$10 buys a ton of timothy at J. A
Hoover's feud store.
JAY, MARCH 21, 1
Jackson and Walling Meet a Gal?
AT THE LAST JHOUR JACKSON
MADE STRENUOUS EFFORTS TO
SAVE HIS COMPANION BY TELE?
GRAPHING TO GOVERNOR BRAD?
LEY THAT HE ALONE WAS
GUILTY OF THE CRIME AND
~THAT WALLING WAS INNOCENT.
Cincinnati, March 20.?The once-prom?
ising lives of Scott Jackson anil AI01170
Walling, the young dental students, pai?'
the penalty"; to-dav on the gallows for
the murder of the sweet-faced country
girl, Peart Bryan, of Green Castle, Ind.,
and the extinguishing at the same time
of the tiny'spark of life thai had driven
her to desperation through *,,fear of open
The scene was Fort Thomas and the
date February 1, 1800. The "victim was
dtcapitated to prevent identification and
the head has never been located. The
arrests, trials, "confessions.-" and general
progress to the awful sequel of today
have been lamely of the spectacular or?
der, especially the closing hours of the
tragedy this morning in Newport, Ky.
Nearly all forenoon Wnlliug's fate
seemed swaying in the balance and the 5,
0(10 people with a plentiful sprinkling of
richly-uniformed militia acting as guards
waited with interest at highest tension
for the springing of the fatal trap or tho
announcement of the clemency extended
by Governor Bradley.
Walling went to sleep at 1 o'clock this
morning and slumbered unbrokenly un?
til!! o'clock. Jackson slept little. From
that early hour until the dual announce?
ment that both must hau? at 11:30 the
prisoners sat at the windows of the jail,
facing the crowded courthouse yard, with
every appearance of ^Unconcern. On tho
gallows neither was deserted by the
"gamcness" that has marked their con?
duct ever since they first posed before Oie
public in the celebrated tragedy.
At 11:40 the double trap was sprung
and they swung in mid air twenty min?
utes before the-horrible work tof strangu?
lation was completed.
The hour orginally set "was ' 7 o'clock,
but almost as the stare was made for the
gallows Jackson made another "confes?
sion." in which he said Walling was not
guilty of " wilful murder." Again the
governor was appealed to at Frankfort by
wire, Jackson himself telegraphing:
"Walling is not guilty of this crime, but
Finally Governor Bradley, after'patient
investigation of Jackson's tardy attempt
to save his comrade, including a lonu ins?
tance telephone consultation with Judge
Helm, the trial judge, and the attorneys
in the case, sealed anew the doom of both
by declaring against further delay.
Jackson is said to have left stil ^another
written confession, to be published or
not as his friends may see lit. The one of
Thursday, diabolically trying to sh'ft a
part of the crime on an innocent man,
both Jackson and Walling acknowledged
this morning to be a fake.
As there was objection to the receiving
of the. body of Jackson for burial in the
Green Castle Cemetery, it was shipped
this evening over the l?g Four to his
former home at Wininsoc, Maine. Wnll?
iug's body was taken to Hamilton, Ohio,
by his family for burial.
Lkkt in sizes IM and 80. Ik
YOUlt'E THAT SIZE YOU < AN
IIUY onK at JUST hau-' 'IHK
$0.00 ONES at $3.50
$7.50 OSES at Sf?.T?
$8.00 (inks at ^4.00
$10.00 on KS at $0.00
G1LKESON & TAYLOR.
A DANVILLE TRAGEDY.
The Proper End of a Drunken Wife
Richmond, Va., March 20.?A i'n..;- I
vllle special to the Dispatch says: A ills- I
tressing tragedy occurred here to day, as
a result of which J.'R. Littlejohn Is denilj
an i", his wife has a broke arni,jand is other
wises seriously injured.
Littlejohn, a middle uged^white iniiii,
kept a small grocery store on the corner
of Floyd and Upper streets. Just about
uoon to-day, without warning, he at?
tacked his wife with a stout hickory cane,
badly cutting and bruising her about, the
head and body, and breaking her left arm
before neighl ors attracted by her cries
W. C. Williams, one of those who came
to tho'unfortunate wife's rescue, volun?
teered to go for a doctor, and asj he
turned to do so, Littlejohn felled him
with'a blow of his cuilirel, knocking him
Insensible and makinu an ugly V mtuslon
of the scalp. By this tlmc*Policc OfflcoM
Williamsund tlutson arrived, arrested
Littlejohn anil took him to Jail. Three
hours Inter he was found dead in his cell.
Investigation developed that he had swal?
lowed laudanum before attacking his
wife The assault and suicide are attrib?
uted to sodden dementia. Deceased went
on occasional sprees, and had been drink?
ing heavily for several days.
MEAL TICKKTS^!.50 and$5 at BOX
Serious Result of a Blow a la
AS A RESULT OF PUGILISTIC COX
TESTS IN PHILADELPHIA TWO
MEN AHE DEAD?A BLOW NE AH
THE HE APT ENDS THE LIFE OF
EDWARD GIBBONS?THE OTHEH
VICTIM KNOCKED INTO AN AT?
TACK OP DELIRIUM TREMENS.
Philadelphia, March 20.?Last night
in a boxintj bout at the Teuth^'.Wnrd
Democratic Clul), Samuel S. Perry struck
Edward Gibbons a blow near %the heart
similar to the one with which Fitzsim?
mons defeated Corbctt, and at |12::50 this
morning Gibbous died. The contest was
one of a number on the uro? ram mo of
^entertainment of the club, and the men
were good friends.
For two rounds the contest continued
without much damage being done, al?
though it was clear to the spectators
that Gibbons was no match for Perry.
In the third round the men sparred lor a
minute, and Perry, who had decidedly
the better of the argument, suddenly
stepped in close and shot a ban* jab 'into
Gibbons' body. His g'ovu landed just
under the heart, and the recipient stag
?ored back, but did not fall.
At this i oint Referee Glllespic ordered
the bout stopped, declaring that Gibbons
was clearly unmatched, and the men
took off their gloves. Perry went home,
while Gibbous, after1, dressing, "stayed
about the club house some time.
Suddenly ho complained ot feeling sick,
and betrau vomiting blood. This alarm?
ed the crowd, and Dr. Curry was called
in to see alter bin:. The physician found
the man badly Injured from internal
hurts due to the shock, and, us be con?
tinued to sink, ordered his removal to a
hospital. Gibbons was taken to the
lhihncmanu Hospital in a comatose con?
dition and with blood coming front vhis
mouth. No marks were visible to show
where the blow landed , but the patient
continued to s*UK, and at 13:30 o'clock
P?rry was arrested at his home. He
declared that the bout was friendly and
that he did not hit Gibbons very bard.
Martin Comber, a well known customs
house employe and the president ot the
club, was arrested this morning, as were
also .Tames O'Neill, who seconded Gib- j
hons, and William Farrell, a spectator.
I Perry was arraigned to day before
Magistrate Jertnnn and committed
I to jail to await the action of the coroner.
Comber, O'Xeill und Heferet; Gillespie
were held In $800 bail each as accessories.
Another death as the result of a boxing
bout occurred this morning at St. Mary's
Hospital. Christian Kellnecker, aged
?1(5 years, was the victim. On Thursday
night Keil neck er and Frank Connelly,
aged '15 years, engaged in a glove contest
in a room over a blacksmith shop at
Fourth and Oxford streets, and Kell?
necker was badly worsted. The latter
went to bis home, and yesterday be was
found unconscious in bed and was re?
moved to the hospital. Keilnecker's face
presented a sorry spectacle. His right
eye was closed, and his nose and forehead
were badly contused, Shortly after his
admission to the hospital the injured
man developed delirium tremens, which
the doctors say was superinduced by the
punishment be received. Connelly was
taken into custody yesterday. It is not
known whether gloves were used, al?
though it is claimed by mutual friends
of Connelly and Kellnecker that it was a
friendly bout. Connelly Is much larger
than Kellnecker. The latter bad been
''rinking heavily of late. This morning
IN TROUBLE AGAIN,
Commander Mullan May be Gourt
Washington, Mandl 20.?Humors which
recently reached j^tho Navy "Department
affecting Commander Dennis W. Mullan,
causing his detachment as commandant
of the Pensacola navy yard several weeks
ago, are to be investigated, and for that
purpose a court of inquiry of which'Capt.
Norman G. Farquhar ^is senior member
and Assistant Judge Advocate General
Charles II. Lauchhnimer, United States
marine corns, is judge, advocate, has been
ordered from Washington to rniet at the
Pensacola navy yard next Thursday, the
2."ith Instant. The precise nature of the
reports is not divulged, but they are said
to relate to occurences while the officer
commanded the navy yard during tho
past year which would seriously affect
bis standing if verified.
Commander Mullan was one of the he?
roes of thi? Samonn disaster in March,
18M1I, when three United States vessels,
the Trenton, Vandalia and Nipsic, and
two German gunboats' were" forced upon
the beach and ground to pieces. He was
in command of the Nipsic and by a cur?
ious coincident Captain Farquhar, who
will now investigate the rumors concern?
ing him, commanded the flagship Tren?
ton at the time.
KILLED BY THE STORM.
Jackson, Miss., Mtrch 30.?Additional
particulars ofjyesterday's storm show It
to have been general all over 'he south
half of Mississippi. At Utica, in this
county, C. W. Hill was killed and his
wife badly injured At Martin, forty
miles southwest of J here,'a negrd'was
lifted clear off the ground and blown 300
yards Into a tree top and bad several
bones broken. Two of the best farm res?
idences in Rankitl, twenty miles south?
east of here, were destroyed and the fam?
ilies Injured. Gin houses, barns, etc., are
down iti every direction and an immense
amount of timber has been destroyed.
$ Try to conduct our business
in accordance with the rules
of right1?and succeed.
PITMAN & EVANS.
JLX SOUTHKRX ASSOCIATED PRKSS.
ALL, THIS SKW? UK l!IK WOhUl.
Men Working Day and Night to
MANY PARTS OF ARKANSAS EN?
TIRELY SUBMERGED BY THE
RAGING FLOOD OF WATER
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI?POR?
TION OF THE CP Y OF HELENA
RESCUE MANY FAMILIE?.
^"Helena, Ark., March 20.?Tho river sit?
uation hure this morning is no better; in
fact It looks more serious, and work is
going on night and.day raising tiie levees
from one end of the city to tho other.
The water Is coning in the north suburbs
where it has been expected for several
days, hut as it'only affects a portion of
the town occupied by small cabins, prin?
cipally, no (burner to the city proper is ap?
prehended. The Y. and M. V. railroad
people are at work with a hundred men
on their tracks, which run on the top of
the levee almost the entire river front.
The Kate Adams brought up a dozeti
families this morning from the overflowed
district belolv, among them C. YV. Al?
fray, who has been living at Modoe until
within a few days ago, when he moved
over to Rescue, only to get ititc it worse
than ever, the levee ^breaking at Rescue
last night. He loft this morning at 5
o'clock, and at that time tho breakj was
200 feet wide and growing all the time.
Major Dabney is there with quarter boats
and the llilph has also gone down and
will look after the rescuing of the peo?
ple and stock.
This break will undoubtedly relieve us
her?? some, but at the present time there
has been no perceptible change, the river
rising very slowly. The water has gone
over the levee below Modoe and is Hood?
ing the White river bottoms. The peo?
ple down there have all trotten out of the
wav and no loss of life is expected. It
was ieported this morning that the levee
bad broken at O. K., twelve miles above,
but this was later refuted.,
Vlcksburg, Miss., ^March SO ?Tho
weather this morn'ng is very favorablu
to tho permanencv of the levees, being
calm, warm and bright. Tools and ma?
terials are being rushed forward on every
train to the levees in Mississippi. Tho
Mississippi valley route reports all the
levees intact to day. There Is no news
from the Lea levees. The river rose a
teuth of a foot in the past twenty-four
hours. Tins is an abnormal rise nc thW
stage of water anil It is now forty-four
three-quarters. Tho Ya/.oo is largely
responsible for this.
SACKED THE TOWN.
Cuban Insurgents Make Another Suc?
Havana, March 20.?Advices received
here to day say that the rebels made an?
other attack upca the town of Cano, near
Manzauillo. on March l?, and sacked sev?
eral houses. The garrison made it stub?
born light and finally repulsed the rebels,
who left two of their dead behind them.
The garrison had one ollicer and three
According to data furnished by the
chief of the military staff there, a sum?
mary of the operations of the troops from
March 10 to March 1? shows that 423
rebels have been killed and 8 taken pris?
oners. Within the same period the Span?
ish troops have lost three ofllcers and 43
privates killed and Hi officers and 289
privates wounded. It is also shown that
between the dates mentioned 188 rebels
have surrendered and 104 rllles. 107 ma?
chetes and oil) horses have been captured
by the I roops. w
WORK FOR IDLE MEN.
Philadelphia, March 20.?It was stated
today that the Franklin Sugar retlnery
will be started up about April 1, furnish?
ing employment to 1,000 hands. The re
flnery is controlled by the so-called sugar
trust and has been shut down for some
r* A BRAKEMAN KILLED.
Richmond, Va., 'March 20. ?W. * H.
Kirtley, a braketnan on the .lames rlvsr
division of the Chesapeake and Ohio rail?
way, was killed in a singular manner to?
night at Hoxall's station, a few miles
west of Richmond. Two freights were
on sidings awaiting the passage of a pas?
senger train and when the latter blew its
signals, Kirtley went into the cab box to
give the response. He performed the
duty and when about to descend caught
his fool in some way and fell in tho cab
dislocating his neck. His body was
brought here. Deceased WHS 24years of
age and unmarried,
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