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TIIE SI'RIXGDALE NEWS.
•JNO. P. STAFFORD, K.Htor. SPRINGDALE. ARKANSAS. Tones OF TIIE DAY. Nows from Evorywhoro. CONGRESSIONAL. TR< CEEPINCS. ■ Tn the Senate, on the 12th. the Tail 17 bill was taken up. the pending (jurstion being the amendment to admit “hoop and band iron" (cotton ties, etr.> free of duty. Instead of taxing it 2 10th percent, per pound additional,but after the entire day was spent in the discussion, the Senate adjourned without action on the pro posed amendment .In the House, the River and Harbor bill was reported and referred to the committee of the whole House. The Sen ate amendments to the Department of Agricul ture bill were non-eoneurred in, and a confer ence was ordered. The House then went into committee of the whole on the Direct-Tax bill, which, after several amendments had been of fered and rejected, the committee rose and re ported to the House. The bill was then passed —yeas, ITS; nays, 93. In the Senate, on the 13th. the day was chief ly devoted to consideration of the Tariff bill. The discussion was enlivent d by a passage be tween Mr. Riddlebertrer and the pres'ding offi cer. in which the Virginia Senator was threat ened with arrest for disorderly conduct. After a lengthy discussion of the Tariff bill, no :vcti- n being reached, the Senate went into executive session, and soon after adjourned until the 17th .In the House, in his opening prayer. the Chaplain said; “Instruct the young men of the universities ar.d colleges that the Lord hath no delight in the legs of a man. but in a sound bead, a wise heart, a pure life and a noble character.” Several new bills were reported and placed on the calendar. The Oklahoma bill was then taken up, and occupied the re ruu.nder of the session. The Senate was r.ot in session oa the 14th. In the Ih.use, Mr. Hooker, of Massachu setts, ctroduceJ a concurrent resolution pro viding for a holiday recess from Friday, Decent ber 21, until Monday, January 7, which was re ferred to the committor or. w..y* and means. The Nicaraguan Cana; bill was then taken up. but after an hour and a hs.f spent in a vain ef fort to >e« ure a ..t; rutn up- r. a proposition tc limit debate, the H use ;t> k a recess uut half-past s-'ven . ' ek. when a brief *ess;on held without results. In the Senate, cn the RUi, t;.- u < a coinage mint at p. r, C h. ur.d to furnish arms to tie State of C-.-.g r.. a, :r tu\ :u.ly re i Mr. R t • tion to reorganize the Sei.ate after the 1st of January, which called forth enter o! the presiding officer's fairness and impart aiity. The res Union was withdrawn. The Tariff hull was then taken up> and occu pied the remainder of the day's session. Aiur a abort secret session, the Senate ad juuri.ed.In the House, it was agreed to take up the S, utli Dakota bill end make it a special order for the IG.h and succeeding days until <1 spo-edof. A bill incorporat ng the American Horticultural Association was passed The adjournment resolut on as orginaliv intro cured was pissed. Furth* r effective legisla tion was prevented by ttlihusteilug taut.es. PERSONA I. AND POLITICAL. Ox the l.'dh Lord Saekville left London fur Paris. He intends to spend th* winter on the Continent. He did not eaH at the American Legation while in Lord >n. Dr. Tanner, the forty-days’ faster, has been in Paris some weeks. It is rumored that he is engaged to the daughter of the celebrated millionaire, Boursier. The cable announces that Sir Arthur Sullivan is in Berlin arranging the trans lation for tlm production of the ‘‘Yeo man of the Guard” in that <-ity. It is said that Maxi me Outre y, former ly Minister of France t<>the United States, has retired to his villa at Cannes, with Mme. Outrey, who is an American. Mrs. Mackay. wife of the American millionaire, is in London. Colonel James F. Casey, who married a Miss Dent, sister of President Grant's wife, was reported dying, on the night of the 16th, at his home in Georgetown. D. C. It transpires that Herr Blnmenthal. who was arrested in Paris, on the pith, on sus picion of being a German spy. is a M or in the German Landwher. He had leased a ' haiet in company with a supposed 1 . >v (but who was really a German cadet,. and Inal taken photographs of the various !erts. his apparatus being concealed in a perambulator. On the IT;h ex-Senator lVariier Miller, r>f N* w York, was on the ti • r of the S n ute chamber for th“ lirst time since the election, and hold quite a levee. In response to queries about the Cabinet, he said: ”1 know nothing about any thing.” Lev. John F. Hooper, pastor of st. P.. d’s Li'T'irmed Church at JJorrisania, N. V., ha- been - tspeuded from th* mi dstry. l ie suspension was on account of tip* re lent decision of a California court grant ing Hooper's wife a divorce on aocn-uut A cruel and inhuman treaturmt. While i t: h'L way to Keene. X, K.. Nathaniel J. Bradley, a well-known archi tect of Boston, died on a railr- a l train, :>u the 17th. The President litis approved the p.ot making a deficiency appropriation for the •outiug**nt expenses of the House of Rep resentatives. Baron J< mini, of,St. IVinrsburg, a frh-nd and trusted adviser of the Czar, and n strong Paa-Slavist, i~ d *ad. On the 17th the great English ship builder and M*‘m' * r of Parliament * u Govau, Sir William Pearce, Bart., died in London. Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland went to Philadelphia, on the 17th. to be the guest of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Wood, at Gt rmantown. Or. the isth s’u. dined with Mr. and Mr -. George W. Childs. Rev. Dr. B. C'osta, rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist. New York, l as denounced the Sunday newspaper as •‘the modern arti-Christ.” A letter ha« been written by tlmCJueeu r»f Spain to M. lit* J,e«seps expressing sympathy with him in Iris troubles over :he Panama Canal *<*h«me. ( os the* 17th John Bright, the great En glish statesman, suffer 1 another relapse. Un ttie 17th John C. Whittier, the von r xble jw,et, celebrated his eighty-first birth day at his winter home. Oak Knoll, near Danvers. Mass., receiving in a quiet and unostentatious way his friends and in igh Lors. Me is in fair health. A cabled ram ‘■ays th* Saltan of Zanzi bar has returned to liis eantal. H- ha been directing certain religious > *eriiicial ceremoui -s. wL.vh are de-.u.. d to d< feat uti schemes ot white me i Ix an interview General Boulanger paid that General Sheridan was hi-; ideal V a cavalry General. H*> also spoke enthusi astically of Generals Sherman and Mc Dowell. and of the memories of his trip to the United States in D-l, General Boi'Lanubr pays that Imis not plotting war, or a coup d’ eta:. Ho pees corruption in the Chamber of Deputies and trouble in the Senate. The former he would dissolve and the latter abolish. Half of France, he says, is at his bark in the movement to revise the Freneh Con stitution. General Bovlanorb condemn* the I French Government for allowing people to think the Panama canal was sure of official patronage, and now turning it-: baek upon the enterprise. On the 17th James C. Morford, of Balti more, aged ninety-four, the last of the “old defenders,” who replied th< British attack on Baltimore in 1M4, died in that city. CRIMES AM) CASUALTIES. It is reported tliat during target prac tice or. board a French iron-clad in the Uni? of Juan, recently, a gun exploded and killed an officer and five men. On the evening of the l'Jth the jewelry store of Smith French, at Wabash, In l.. was burglarized to the extent of >l,*u while the proprietor was absent taking tea. On the 14th the jury in the oa.se of James Stone, the negro jockey, on trial in Brook lyn for the murder of a Coney Island bar tender. named Henry Miller, in a bar room fight last summer, failed to agree upon a verdict. On the 14th the trestle work on the in side of the stand-pipe being erected in connection with the water works at Ste vens’ Point, Wi«„ fell, killing four men ' and severely wounding two others. On the night of the 13 th an overland train was wrecked near Encinitas, thirty miles north of San Diego, Cal., by the spreading of the rails. Every car but the sleeper left the track and rolled down a steep embankment. All hands escaped ; injury except Express Messenger White head. who had one of his ribs broken. On the night of the 14th Mrs. Hall, of Roekport, N. V.. was suffocated by smoke from a fire which originated in a saloon in the building in which she was a tenant. On the morning of the 14th the foundry and engine house of the Moorehead Manu facturing Company, on, Second avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., was destroyed by fire. Loss, if-U.d fully insured. Tic- fire is supposed to have been caused by a nat ural-gas leak. Ox the night of the lath a daring train r dibery occurred near Duck Hill, Miss. Two masked robbers pi(>Td up an Illinois Central train, and semmed $3,000 from the express car. A passenger named Charles Hughes, of Jackson, Tenu., who attacked to robbers with a Wit. -heater rifle, was shot by them and killed. Advices from South Africa say that the King of Swaziland recently caused the massacre of his Premier and six chiefs and their people. They were supposed to be concerned in a plot to dethrone him In favor of his brother. Storms raged, between thr- l".ih and 17th. ui the Department of Pyrenecs Orientales, Franco, flooding villages and causing wrecks and loss of life. On the 15th, two boys, aged eleven and fifteen, sous of Mr. Herbert, a st orekeeper at Ferrypoint, Out., while skating, broke through the ice and were drowned. At Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., on the night of tin l-'th. Harvey Lub bington, age 1 fifteen, threw a chair at hi« father, fracturing the old man’s skull and causing death. The boy was ar rested. Alfred Dpenweg. book-keeper for Rauermeister A B ;seh, at Tew Haute, Ind.. lias absconded. The firm do not know where he has gone, or how much they are out, but -ay the books have been doctored for a long time. Ox the 17th a through freight on the Erie railroad hr ike in two while pas.-mg Friendship, N. Y. About three miles fur ther on the second section overtook the fir-t and caused a -crious wreck, several cars being derailed ami the tracks block ed, No ime was hurt. On the pith the British steamer Jasper, from Workington for Ola-gow, foundered oft tue Wigtown coast. Her crew, num 1 ering eleven persons, were drowned. On the 17th Olaf P. Olsen, charged with the killing of Mrs. Xclse Lindman. at St. Paul. Mi’. for >!>n. which -he had tu a bank in L;s nan.", was found guilt v of murder in the fir.-t degree. His will bo rtie first hanging in St. Paul sin< • k>s. MIsCKl.LANKOUS. A sr.AKi'H 11- the cells and persons of the prisoner. in tlicTen:; -ssceState pri — >. 1 at Nashville, a few (lays revealed a whole arsenal of small arms uml other appliances, which it is believed, would t oon have been used again t the guards iu a gmoral br>- dc for liberty. It i< reported that gross frauds in the1 count of the vote for mayor of San Fran- ; cisco, at the reeent election, are being un- j earthed by the recount demanded by the] defeated anti-Chinese candidate. Thk Dakota Farmers’Alliance, recently in session tit Jamestown, passed a resolu- i lion recommending the adoption of a 1 >.v prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Territory. They also recommended the adoption of the Australian >y>t ax of voting. Up to the 14th five applicants had already appeared for appointment as Judge of tin* i Federal Court forth- district of Florida, made vacant by the death of Judge Thomas Settle, less than two weeks ag .. A dispatch from Sydney, N. S. V., says that copious and much-needed rains have fallen in the colonies of Victoria and New South Wales. Ox the 14th the French Government in troduced a bill in the Chamber of Depu ties providing for a postponement for i three months of the payment of the l*an i mu Canal Company’s liabilities, including interest and the redemption of bonds. Thk Supreme Court of Rhode Island ha decided that a bicycle is a vehicle. It is reported that the Vermillion A Grand Marais Iron Company, with a cap- 1 lital of sd.oXVXp), L i been organised at Duluth, Minn. It is .id ro be a consoli dation of the interests **: a large number of owners of iron lands on the Vermillion and Mesaba : inge, and will control from lit,(XX) to 15,< a ere On (he 13th th-* famous stallion Volun teer. the sire of St. Julienanu other noted trotters, died at the Walnut Grove farm, in Orange County, N. Y. He was thirty four years of age. A <'ali. has been issued hr the Cojnjt troler of the Currency for reports of the condition of National banks at the close of business on December 12. Thf. Radicals and Liberals scored a great victory, the Progressionists being totally defeated, in the primary election i which has just been held throughout Servia. Several Union Pacific switchmen have refused to work in the transfer yards at Omaha. Neb., on account of small-pox in the vicinity. Considerable excitement was caused at (ficus Falls, N. Y.. over the disis.veryof silver-bearing ledges in the town. Claims are being filed rapidly. On the lfith the Frank Adams Woolen mills, at Pittsfield, Mass., resumed work on full time. On the lath the steamer City of Berlin arrived at Liverpool, forty-three hours overdue, after a terrible voyage. Two days after leaving New York she had to stop eight hours ou account of one of her cylinders being disabled, i On the loth the first game of base hall played in Australia between the All Americas and tii" C’hicagos was contested I at Sydney, N. S. W., and was witnessed l-v nearly ten.,thousand persons. It resulted in a score of 5 to a in favor of the All Am o icas. The announcement is made that a depu tation of fighting Figuifr notables waited upon the Sultan of Morocco, at Fez.lately, and announced their defeat, with heavy loss, by the French. They urgently asked ft>r rcinf'irocments. It is reported that further discoveries of gold have been made in Wales, show ing an average yield of six ounces to tho ton. I The Attorney-General of Iowa lias be gun twenty-four -nits in the District I Court of Scott County upon information tiled by Davenport merchant' against the i Rock Island railway, for alleged viola tion of the State law fixing a maximum i schedule. The penalty for each violation is S.'i.lKH. It i- re; orP d tliat a contagions form of sore thr •at—it may he called diphtheria —lias bro'cf out. among tic Mexican chil dren of Bernalillo County. N. M.. and that go less th ui two hundred ib-atiis have oc curred in til" pa-T few Weeks*. < *n tlm 1 Tti; the Alabama Methodist con ference, in session at Mobile, adjourned, after adopting a re; rt looking to the es tablishment of a society for the support of superannuated preachers of tl; - < inb r ence. , The Secr- tary of tic Interior rejected the claim >■ the State of Michigan to a tract of la 1 in the Upper I'm io-al i. Home thirteen hundred acres a: direi U/ involved, wi.i; • more than ore million acre;.- are imp.- vy affect* 1. The Gern.au Plantation Company of Zanzibar has decided to remove its plant and >t n to 1 i ri aeo. (In the 17th tin French man-of-war De staing arrival at Zanzibar. Un the 1 Tt It strikes were report'd from several points on the line of tin- Mexican National railroad, owing to the non-pay ment "f wage-:. On the 17th Panama canal shares were quoted at to franca and 7*> continue:, on the French bourse. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. In the Senate, on the l"'h. mu eh time was devoted to the discussion of the ques tion as to whether to hold evenins? ses sions. The Tariff hill was then taken up, and occupied tin* remainder of the open session, during which three pages of the bill were considered in detail. A short secret session was held for the considera tion of executive business, and the Senate, at .Too p. in., adjourned.In the House, Mr. Henderson made a motion to increase the clerical force of the Civil-Service Commission, which gave rise to a long po litical debate, in which the State of In diana came in for a full share of atten tion. The. reading of the bill was con cluded. .and the committee having risen, the bill was passed. Thk bi-centenarv of the sieg.- of Lon donderry, Ireland, was celebrated in London, on the lsth, with great enthu siasm. Thk civil-service stores in London were nearly all destroyed by fire on the lsth. The damage is estimated at £40.'"M. A DK.vsE fne prevailed throughout En gland on the lstjj. The Queen was delayed for two hours while on her way from Windsor to Osborne. Frank Miller, aged twenty-nine, and single, went to a creek about a mile from Wilmot, O., on the 17th. removed his clothing, tied his hands and feet with a rope and drowned himself. The cause is unknown. Thrke men wi re horribly burned by molten metal in an explosion at the Edgar Thomson Steel-works in Pittsburgh, l*a., on the lsth. They will probably die. Two freight trains on the Nickel-Plate railroad collided at Ft. Wayne, Iml.. on the 1 Nth, causing damage to the amount of $10,000. The Loudon Ihnhj.S' irs regards the de feat of the Liberal candidate at Colches ter a- serious, and expresses the opin ion that it will check the tide of victory lately flowing. > Two p< nous narrowly escaped lynching in Paris, on the l-th. for spreading false rumors concerning the affairs of the Pan ama Canal Company. The steam flouring mills of Jones & Cheney, at Hournt-ville, n., were burned on the lsth. Loss. soO.iamj; no insurance. Incendiarism is suspected. The Portland <N. Y.) Indurated Fiber Company absorbed its strongest rival, the lAickport Indurated Fiber Company, on the 17th. The combination will re-or ganize its the United Fiber Company, with u capital of s.'iou.ooo. 1\. M. Ham., it nephew of Senator <\d quitt, of (ieorgia, recently appointed Government inspector of surveys at Den ver, Col., was arrested in that city, on the lsth, for selling railroad passes and ••beat ing" hotels out of board bills. In con-equenoe, it is -aid, of business troubles. Morris Jacobs, a New York City tailor, forty-seven years of age, shot himself is. t It * - head, on the lsth, and died immediately after. ARKANSAS STATE NEWS Governor Hughes on t lie KiliHMlimml Qualification Issue. Governor Hughe-, who was interviewed recently on the educational qualification issue, said: “I am not in favor of an edu cational qualification for suffrage. Many who have no education are better citi ; zeus, have more sense and have acquired j more knowledge from observation and | experience than others who have some i education. We can not now .go back on the untrammeled right of suffrage without 1 reaction. Let the people be educated, but not restricted in tin* exercise of the right to vote because not educated. There is much practical, valuable knowledge ob tained from what is usually denominated education. I do not believe the people of the United States will vote for or submit to an educational qualification of suffrage, and the tendency would be to aristocracy and class distinction, inimical to the genius and spirit of our free institutions.’ MisrollaiHMMiH Items. Arrangements have been completed for tlio establishment in Little R6ck of a mammoth furniture company. The prin cipal stockholders in the enterprise are, at present, citizens of (frand Rapids, Mich. The enterprise will be inaugurated goon after the holidays. A strong effort is being made by Michigan people who are interested in Arkansas timber lands, together with local capitalists, to estab lish in this State some half-dozen furni tured factories now operating at Northern points. The people of Newport live under a local option law. A petition tiled in the County Court a year ago was found by the County Court not to have a majority of the adults within the three-mile limit. In conse quence thereof no licenses were granted. The ease was appealed to the Circuit Court, where it has been pending until a few days since, when the decision of the County Court was sustained, and Newport is dry for another year. The Ro ml of Trustees of the State Uni versity held a session recently. Messrs. Av**ra. Keezee, Welch and Fishbaek were present, with <Joveruor Hughes and Sec retary Cravens. Two members were ab sent, Mitchell and Taylor. The board closed up the year’s business, made out i their biannual report to the Governor and recommended that the Governor a-k the Legislature for an appropriation aggre gating '14n.00o for the necessary . xp.-nsea and improvements for tin „* \t two -. ear*. They also recommended that the law which is now in force preventing girl- from Ic ing appointed as beneficiaries ,>t tin- uni versity. and receiving the benefits of an education a this State institution,be re I Peal- h •J. K. Reeves, aged nineteen y. nr- , -h-d himself through t&c heart at Little Rock, a few flights ug .. IL \y is cl -p -n lent over 1 family troubles. j Thomas Watts, of Snlidiur It - k. Inde. pendencc* County, was killed at Newport, a few days :y_ro, l»y a run aw cy tc an. Lehuid' hardware and furniture -tore at Texarkana was destroy,-d h . tire, a few mornings since-. M >-t of th>- goo is were burned. The stock is estimated at sTa.ono; , loss, ij'J.'ijHHJ; insurance on -tuck and j building, >■_>.-),(«i!i. Tiie Miller County grand • try f. and a j bill of indictment against LI s cr. who shot and killed Dr. B-idhr recently, of t murder in the first degr» -. and he'was remanded to jail without bail. I The Pre sident has denied the applica tions for pardon in tin- ea-• ■ of Hmiry C. Anders ui. eon.acted in this State nf viola tion of pension laws and >.-ut*-!i<-.- ! in Au gust. 1"T. t-i five* years’ impri-onnient at j Little Lock penitentiary. A suit has heen begun in the Circuit : Court at Little Lock by Charle- F. M ertiu <V Co., cotton buyers, against tie St. Louis, Ir ui Mountain <v Southern Rail road Company for sxo.ono. h t- another brg «nit gl owing out of Hte great Nove m ber cot ton fire- in 1 v'7. and as similar suits have been compromised, it i- possible that this ease will be settled in a like | manner. Advices from Huntsville. < ’! -q.-r C-em ty. report the- death o* W. H. < u ej], who was shot by J. F. Rash,am. of Kingston. The murderer has not yet \„.,.n captured. The biggest failure of the season in this State took place a few day- ago. when it was announced that the Lincoln mills and stock farm, located in Lincoln Couutv, had made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. The liabilities are un known. 1 he assets are estimated at - P to, 0°°- st. Louis. Memphis and l.nth- Rn k parties are among the* preferred creditors. VV. L, Brock, th - robb*-r ,,*' tic c.itton R>*lt train at German, four miles ..ast of Little Rock, about twelve mouths ago. was found guilty and sentenced to three ynr- in the penitentiary. No motion was made for a new trial and tin* sentence stands good. The w'ife of tie d f -ndu.nt with a child but one month old was in tin* court-room at the time* of the sent< nee and was extremely affected and wept piteously when the judge pronounce,! the sentence which was to deprive her of a, husband and her children of a father. Arkansas is again acknowledge d by the bighe-t horticultural authority to he the seedling ground of the Pnit**d Smtes for apple-. At the meeting of the Illinois Fiat* Horticultural Society, reeentlv held in Alton, s,-celling apple- were made a subject of special consideration. There* i were exhibits from Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas, and after a most ! thorough examination the honor of -bow ing the greatest number ami best varieties of that class was conceded to Arkansas, which State had already won tin* highest uwaid- at New Orleans, at Boston ami at Riverside, <’al. Petitions to the State Legislature are being circulated iu several counties, .-ek ing that a law be enacted reducing the prevent high and unjust rates of" toll charged on the wagon and foot-ways uf railroad bridges in Arkansas. 1 he Governor ha- is-m d eoinmutati* to (.’ha-. Johnson amt Scott Booker, twenty-two d iys each in consideratioi good behavior while confined in the j„. tentiary. Th - former was sent up tr Jefferson Pounty for one year for lut ! tt tutd eireeny, and the latter wa from Howard County for the -umeieu of time for grand larceny. Legislators are brushing up. i ! RACE TROUBLES. Serious Trouble ;if Wuholuk, Mis*.,Tuv i|v i"U Loss of I.Uo—A Muss of Con ttictas* Keports of Wlmt Ilus Happened, ivitli Strong 1’robubilil ies of More Bloodshed Before Ouiet is Hestored. M ahalak, Miss., Dec. IT.—There was a terrible riot last night tit this place, and to-day twelve white mm and one huudred and fifty negroes lie dead as a result. For a long time there has been much ill-feel ing between the whites and blacks at this ~ place, aggravated by the impertinence of the latter, and yesterday the two elements became involved in the quarrel which ended in the great loss of life. The facts. as far as they can be ascertained, are as follows: A negro and a white mau became engaged in a quarrel and the negro was killed. This was the excuse for the assault, and immediately a black horde swept down upon the whites, who were greatly outnumbered. Know ing it was a fight to the death, the whites prepared to receive their black as sailants, and when the battle was ended it was found that twelve while men and over 1.T0 negroes had been killed Terrible as this slaughter is, it is quit© probable the end is not yet. The Gov ernor was at once telegraphed to for as sistance, and troops were immediately sent to the scene of the trouble. A spe cial train bearing the State troops i- now on the way here from Meridan. In ihe meantime it i- known that th** ne groes are being reinforced and the whites are preparing for an onslaught. The troops are expected ut any moment, as this place is only forty-eight miles north of Meridian. The negroes at this place have been very restless, and have made themselves very obnoxious for a month past, and the attack was undoubt edly premeditated. While it is possible the slaughter of the blacks m;■*•/ touch them a lesson, it is quite probable more trouble will follow, and the arrival of the troops is anxiously awaited. The excitement is so great that it is impossible to secure reliable infor: - r ation regarding the origin of tin- difii ctilfy. Hater. It 1- that th“ e::a t number of nogroe? killed i- iiukumv::. All the whites iu tile place were, it i< stud, slaughtered. The special train fr- tu Meridian has not yet arrived, but it b> nr-' thirty brave and desperate white nien and more will he taken on en route, an<l ljiore bloodshed is almost certain to fol low. ( mi flirting Krport*. Mkiui.ian, Miss., Dec. 1'.- Reports fr.mi the scene or thr- riot are conflicting. It is now stated that no negroes wery kilh 1. I'tit that twelve -A bite nil’: lost their lives. A special tr .;n left here at 1 p. m..bearing troops for the scene of the trouble. l)own from ,\ ii.ImoIi I»\ New Orleans. Dee. Is. —A special tu the 7 •</■ •!, . trotll West I’oint, Miss., da** d the IT;;:, says: N eg ad- In tt. •ruiui: of a horrible tragedy enacted • ist night at tin- village of WVmdak, Miss., forty miles south of West Point, on the Mobile \ < into railroad. Four wl it iin*n were killed outright, and < i_rht wounded, three mortally. Tic- particulars >f the shooting an* given as follows: s* me two months ago a white farmer liv ing a few miles from Wahalik, h>st hm gin-house, together with eight or ten bales of cotton, by a f re which was evidently the work >f incendiaries. Su-pi< ion pointed to t ■. o negroes living in the vicinity with whom the farmer had had some trouble. Suffi "ient evidence having been secured, an • fticer last night attempted to arrest o;.<* f tin- negroes. The negro resisted, ami succeeded in making his es< ape after hal - ing brutally assaulted the officer. The wl ites m the i.eigh! orhood then organic 1 to capture the io-gro, and proceeded to ward the fellow’s house, with tin* int* : - ti"ii of arresting him. Before reaching ih** house, how.-yer, thev wi-rc fire 1 on from ambush by fifty well-armed m-gr and every white man in the jmrty a e 'hot down. The horror-stricken pe-e.-le have telegraphed for aid. Seveiity-ti.* a: :::< d me:, left Meridian. M : - -..if - m<*r; - ng for the scene of the tragedy, ami We-1 Point will furnish more. More ( onflicl ing Reports. Nkw ORLEANS, Itee. is.—A special to the Pico;/imc from Macon. Miss.. -ays Cm people th'*rc are greatly cxeit*-d over tlm Kemper County ra-’e troubles. The names of the white im a known to have he-a killed are: If nry Maury, Cobb, Vang > ind W. B. Hate. There were thr* '- p four others whose names arc not h-arm !. Han-lived in Noxubee County, near th-* Kemper line. Ft is said that no negroes were killed. Toni Nicholson is tin- name of one of the whites wounded. He was shot in the body, and one of his arms are. broken. Several ot’mr white- are wounded, but no negroes. Twenty young ill'-:: have gone from Ma con, and nearly every town in Fa-tern Mis-issippi i- -ending aid to the whites of K-unper County. It i- reported that tb* blacks arc well-armed ami assembled in a large body, apparently prepared for serious fighting. The trouble is said to have originated in the murder of a white boy by two negro im n about seven miles froru \\ ahalak. The reports, however, are conflicting. \ I’rtilialily Correct statement of tint \ ' fair. New Out.PANS, Dec. is.—a Columbia 'Miss.) special to the /Vcuyi/Jo -av-': Persona arriving from Ariesia bring par ticulars of the fighting near Wahabi k. On Friday a negro and a white hoy <|uar relcd, and when tin* white boy’s father tried to separate them, the negro attacked and beat the white man. The latter sworo out a warrant for the negro's arrest, and on Saturday Co.nstatde Seth Cobb went to the negro’s house to execute it, but was attacked and beaten by a number of ne groes, The constable summoned a poss of twelve men and went again on Sunday* to arTe.-t the negro. Tin* posse were fired upon from ambush and five killed out right and others wounded, some serious ly. The news spread rapidly and the ue groes were strongly reinforced. \ I' 11 a 1 < Iillislon. Concord, N. IP, Dec. ]s,—it is reported that two locoriiotivt have collided oil til Concord railroad near Bow. One mam named William -, i- reported killed, and another b.- dly ii.uired. i j 4