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VOl, III, NO. 181).
Serious Charges Against a
MluI.Ur tif the?.??,?., Xl,,K?.,| u. l? .:>,.|ly
?r Shirty TniiiHi?ctl?MiM. lleuotiu.
?*"l us u rtliHelilef Milker
inn! llii.t k Slii'i p.
Serious "charges have .n made
against the Rev. William Clark, a mis?
sionary, u l?, has .rated in this city
and it they are subslantialed hv la. is
this liaison Ik playing a hypocritical
r..le and should lie drummed out of any
respi eiahle coinmuniiv.
Ah .lit
ago the Rev. Willia
Clark set fool in this city w it h M,
"'i,ls0?- TI'-'V ate and slept 'ogeth
61, it heilig understood that the lirst of
til- two to "strike oil" should support
the oil,,.,- till he became equally as for?
tunate. They claimed to be "mission,
arles. hut were apparently strangers to
-iom '''"'?'? 11 ":,s 1,01 long'lifter Mr.
Wilson arrived in the city before he
wi,s<."Vd to .-uperintend the work
of tie- City Mission. t,,,.k ,?,,,, of
the work end seemed to carrv jt on
with good etTecl for a month " or so
when, for some reason. .Mr. Wilson's
s"rv,,.,.s wel,- disposed of by tile City
Mi-sslon Hoard ol Directors. Then Mr
Wilson esiablislied v. hat was know,. as
the "Uesen,. Mi
budding. Besides holding nie-iin
there he preached on , he street corners
ami mingled quite freely with u?. Sal?
vation Army. Recently Mr. Wilson left
Newport News and went t.. Phoebus to
take charge of th0 libra ry established
s-iii'?0 USe '"' sol'*'e,'s! and
livldenlly ba.l feeling grew oul or the
ft'i-t.dshlp existing between lie- two
missionaries. Mr. Wils,,,,. j, Is under?
stood, ^claimed ii..-,i ii,.. |,arson with a
Lev. prehx had circulated slanderous
repon.s about him and Ihai Waj- why
iie was discharged as sup-, rinteii.iont of
tlie < ny .M ission.
'Vh? '*?> separated: The Itev
Clark extended his work to Norfolk
where he is now said lo 1,.. local, d
though he make's octasional visits t >
Newport News. It. will be remembered
r'l'-V'!'!'? U tl>'' V,ll? in:,l,S1'
tenden Home in this city fur falle,, wo
?. but the project fell through.
It seems that Mi. w us.hi mis made
inquiries regarding ids former eo- la?
borer m lie- Lord's vineyard. The fal?
lowing was taken from a re.-, ul is-siic ..f
the North Hudson i N. .1.1 Observer:
"The 'It. v.' William Si,ear Clark,
whose varied career in North.Hudson
towns is familiar to tiie majority of the
residents, has again been heard from,
and from people who give him anything
but a favorable iwinmuendatioti. i
'The following letter to Chief of Po?
lice Viiii. Der Bach, of ilutl.-nboi g
where the Rev. Clark was located for
a w hile, and where he is remembered by
nearly every inhabitant, explains it
? "Tiie Posl?lliee, Phoebus. V.l..
? "Saturday. July tlXr.l, ISL<S.
? "Sir?We would thank you ii" you
could g-lve us aio Information about a
man named William Clarke. knovvr
better as. ihe Rev. W illiam Clarke, win
bad charge of a small mission . her 1
and was als., an niulertaker: v.l..
claims thai tie- undertaker's shop v..,:
burnt down and thai his ordination pn
pers qualifying bim as a pastor wer,
burnt, lie is p -inc. here and in Noi
folk as a pastor, and is doing a grca
deal ..f mischief ami causing us ai
: amount of in.tibi ?. lie is a native ..
"fiBrooklvn. about live feet in height
dark complexion, v. ry bushy bind
head and an extraordinary square i bin
We understand that he has cause,
trouble wherevei: he has gone, and an
inf..filiation yen own give us would bei
iu our future pruce-diiigs against su h
a black sheep, i:,- was located
city about Hie year 1 Sit:: or IS'.il. Thank?
ing you for a return of mail on this
' ?? yours very truly.
? "Ml! MRS. C. P.. WILSON.
? "Missionaries.'
"Tlie history ..I" the Rev. William
Spear ? 'lark, while in North tfuds
an interesting one. an.I would lake ?
page-', if given in full. He tiisi turned'
up in these pans iu Gailenberg. He
fore that lime he was located at Hunt?
ington. Long Island, where, it appears,
he made himself notorious, lie estab?
lished a mission in the place and stall?
ed in to convert the inhabitants. He en?
tered upon his work with a will, ami
held meetings in a carriage shop and
soon had many followers. Resides us?
ing tlie place for worship, he start, d a
broom manufactory, hut ibis soon fell
into the hands of the sheriff. The fail?
ure of the enterprise was due. it is said,
to ids spending to., much tini" courting
one of his converts, a Miss Mil s, w'
it is alleged, bo afterwards married,
is also said that he had a wile ;
family in Brooklyn at the time. He left
Huntington suddenly one day. after
law suit which he had brought again:
a paper, and in which his lirst wife ni
peared. knocking bis case into a cocl
ed bat.
"He next turned up in Guttenberg as
the pastor of the Congi egalionnI st
church, on Franklin avenue. He was I
nut satisfied, apparently, with tin sal?
ary he received and started up an un?
dertaking establishment, so Hint be]
could perform Ihe double service f
preaching a man's funeral sermon, lay |
out the corps, prepare the casket and
lower the remains into the grave. The
members of the (lock did no! like this
and gave him the alternative ol giving
up his position of pastor or that of un?
dertaker, lie gave up the f inner. He
was located at two different places in
the town, but as his business did noi
prosper he went to West New York al?
ter a whole lot of experience In Gutten
berg. Hi'-' career at Hergenline and
Ferry streets in the former : vvn was
of short duration.'From there he ni ?vi d
his business lo the Hackensack Plat.k
rond. Union Hid. lie went out of the
business in this place, giving the thing
up as a bad job. This left him in
straightened circumstances, ami he
" gladly became a lay member of the
First Baptist chinch, of Union Hill. He
disappeared from the town, but return?
ed later on and took employment und r
a Union lliil liquor concern, in the ro e
of a detective. His work was to secu:e
evidence against liquor dealers selling
without a license.
* "His connection with the First Baptist
church and investigations made by the
pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dudley as lo
Clark's former history, was a stepping
stone, it is said, which led up to the
resignation of Mr. Dudley. Hater on
the Rev. Clark was employed by Fao
loi-s Ciuwun ami Ackert to secure evi?
dence against Little Monte Carlo.
"Lust summer he attended the Bap?
tist church with a charming younit
lady, of Hohoken. whom he introduced
as his intended bride. He was eon
gratulated on his conquest, but he di>l
not marry the girl. Investigations by
members ,,f [he family.and a warningto
Clark l.y Ihe'y.uting lady's brother t'e
him to keep clear of the girl, put a.,
end to Iiis intentions. Since then he has
been seldom seen in these parts, and it
is likely that he went to Virginia soon
alter the young lady from Hohoken had
given him up.
"inquiries were made in Guttenbeig
as to ihc burning of the undertaking
establishment, but it was impossible to
lind anyone who could reooltCct such a
Whether this is the same man who
lias I..-, ii in Newport News is not
known except by Mr. Wilson, and he
says ii is the same Clark. The parson.
.Mr. Wilson said, had a mysterious past
that aroused his suspicion, and that
caused a breach between them, dark
is well known in Newport News and
was quite popular with some Indies. In
appearance lie is sanctimonious and ap?
pears lo 1.xceedingly serious. Me is
a fair speaker.
There is some talk that a warrant
wiil he sent here from the state of New
York for Clark's arrest.
Mr. Wilson is an Englishman. He has
been e"ngaged in missionary work in
this country I'"1' the lasl six years. Tie
'?nine here from New York, where he
iiad w.iiked in the Bowery district.
t:ii.vt:<:i:i) with KK-iKKTioN.
Vrlvate Sidney It. Ilulil.ard Arresten In llie
laiy l.iot Night.
Sidney It. Hubbard. a youth who en?
list.-d in company lv. Fourth regiment
National volunteers, belter know as
"immunes." was yesterday arrested by
Partolinan lt. .T. Charles, at the request
if th.' oilieers of his company on a
?harge of desertion.
Ii seems that Private Hubbard left
'amp Cohb. near Frederieksburg, Va..
.villi..in permission and came t? Nexv
lorl News. When arrested he had on
lis person a forged order which lie
?laimed was a furlough. but when
lime d down be admitted that he had
orged the furlough himself. Following
s a verbatim et lateratim copy of the
"Furlow for six days. Fredericks
uirg. Va.. August G. 1S?S.
"Orders from Curnel James M. Petitt
o i'amain Trcdewell. Camp Cobb to
.ass priv. Hubbard from August G till
Vugust 12.
"CAP. .1.. D. TREREWELb.
"Commanding Co. Ks 4 I". S. Vote."
Private Hubbard was lodged in jail
ml will be held until a guard,,^.^,";,-:
'any.'.1,"' wnlieli?A'it?riiey C. C. Berkeley
-- I he tirst lieutenant, ami which ex
ea nt.
N K W I N \ i: N r I? ? N .
lr. Antra?! Klelso? Il-slgnJ a CnoktiiR
Mr. August Nelson, of this city the
nventor, has just received from bis at
oruey i.!iiiled_Slato* patent No. G07,2CS,
i hich was "issued Xuly 2. .189?. entitled
Improvement ill Cooking Apparatus."
?Tie- object oi Hi.- invention as ex
.lainod by the inv. liter, is lo produce
.ii apparatus in which articles of food
?an la* deposited alter they have once
?ecu brought to the boiling point, and
n which He- heat of the food is re?
am, d. so that the ''cod will continue
....king without tic- ;.id of further heat
ivim "ho lire and thereby effect a great
i x ing of fuel a ad t in.-.
.Mr. .Wlson has a model in complete
.....iking ord.-r and .mil.- a number of
.pie have inspected'the apparatus.
Wll.l. KltKAK CIllllMi TU JAV.
,V,,lU oa Iii?- Neu Si. wir Sjsluu itei-lio,
Thlt Arirruj on.
Ground for llie new sower system
.vill lie broken at 1 o'clock ibis at'ter
i.i ..a Thirty-fourth street.
.Mayor A. A. Moss, the members of
In- Common Council any many proin
neni ,iLizeiis xx ill be present to see the
Ural shovelful of earth pitched out of
In- place where the work xx'-d he com
' The Sewer Commission held an im?
portant meeting in the mayor's otiice
lasl night. If satisfactory terms can
lie mittle xxith the contra iors. M. Hu?
nan ?& Son, the commission xvill recotu
mend to the Common Council that the
sewer connections he extended I .> the
curb of each street. The reasin tor
ihis is obvious. If :Tio pipes are laid
now it xvill not be nfcossary to tear up
the streets ill the future when connec?
tions xxiih a sewer main is desired.
Sonn- time was spent in discussing
whether or not eonipnU iry' connection
xxith the system 'a desirable, but ac?
tion on this matte-' was deterred till
another meeting.
l'oliet- Court.
The following eases were disposed of
by Justice Brown in the Police Court
vesterdny morning:
1 tarry Hanson, .white, drunk; fined $2
and costs.
Waller Nickolson. whtte, trespass;
dismissed. -
I.niiis Wingfield, white, drunk; fined
S2 and costs.
!\ C. Bogan, white, drunk: fined $2
and costs.
3. E. Binnls, white,, drunk; lined S2
and costs.
John Brihdley, white-drunk; lined $2
and costs.
Mike Hayes, white, disorderly con
duel: lined ?$:> and costs.
John 13 rind ley. white, carrying con?
cealed weapons; fined $211 and costs.
Josh Martin, colored, disorderly con
| duct; dismissed.
Henry Winns, colored, trespass; dis
lissed. .
George Silas, colored, carrying con
ealed weapons; lined $20 and costs.
J. L. Thurman. white, riding bicycle
without a light: dismissed.
John Rowlings, white, drunk; fined $2
I and costs.
Walter Wynne, white, riding st bicycle
williiAt a light; dismissed.
Albert Smith, colored, disorderly con?
duct; lined i'.l and costs.
George Silas, colored, suspicious char?
acter: continued.
.lohn Rhodenheizer, white, vagrancy;
Louis Harris, colored, petty larceny;
Joe Harris, colored. carrying con?
cealed weapons; lined $20 and costs.
George Hill, colored, disorderly con?
duct: peace bond of $100 for three
i months.
Nlag.ua fall? ami Ki-tiirn IS 11!
The next personally conducted tour
to Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Rochester
and Watkins Glen, will leave Norfolk
Wednesday, August 10th, via Washing?
ton and Baltimore steamers, Baltimore
& Ohio (Royal Blue Line) and Lehigh
Valley route. Fare for the round trip,
$13.00. Tickets limited to eleven days.
Inclusive from date of sale. For tick?
ets and further information apply to
R. P. A. Baltiri-oev &. Ohio R .R.
?ug-4-fit Norfolk, Va.
Another Expedition to Start
for Porto Rico.
Iti-iuululug six Com-suiiU-H Oril rml to <:<>
Aboard Hiu TruiiN, nrt Aluuiu
'ludny. Oil.!;,,,, N, lir|y
Keaily tn suit.
Two,.transports, the Obdam ami Ala?
mo, may sail late .this evening tor Por?
to Rico, though.the probability is Hiat
Hie steamers-will not weigh anchor be?
fore tomorrow.
General Grant is doing all he can to
get tiie expedition oil, but it re.|iiires
lime to load the large amount of *iip
plies on the vessels. Tbc Fifth lllin.es
regiment will embark on the Obdam
:teeording to original plans, and the re?
maining six companies of (lie First
Kentucky regiment. Colonel Custleman
commanding, have been ordered to
pack and be ready to go aboard the
Alamo today. When the order was
road at dress parade at the Casino
-riMiinds last evening the men gave vis
ble signs of delight.
The Alamo arrived in port yesterday
iflernoon ai 1 o'clock and dropped in
bor in the stream, but later In tin. af
ernoon she moved into the south side
>f pier to take on. supplies". The
iteatner came here ??."11 New Yorl,
=be is a comparatively-new vessel and
n appearance is much handsomer than
he Obdam, though not unite as large,
leneral Q r:\nt bad intended to embark
n the latter, hut it is now thought that
ie will gu on the Alamo.
The Fifth Illinois is under orders to
>e ready to leave this afternoon, but
amp will not be broken until Colonel
Julver is assured the steamer will be
eady for embarkation.
The departure of the troops will be
;. n. rally regretted by the people of
his city. With a few rare exceptions
be deportment or the men has been ail'
hat could be desired. Much "of the
oud order that has prevailed-is due to*
lie work of the provost guard In com
land of Captain Xoe! (hon.-s First
.leutenant II. 1.. Casey ami Second
-ieutenant Robert' Payne, of Coin pan ,\
I tTA'U'rtil-'pfc'ited'ihPii-uTfOei' t'lTelh"hav,?
atrolled the streefs. arresting and fik
lg back to eao.i.I" cere ,*l?
it limit passes or* who wert.- drunk and
isorilerly. The guard has scoured the
ity. picking up men wherever they
ere f .und. Coder the system adopted
y Ceiieral Fred D. Grant tioops can
ot create any disorder in the city.
Private llorme Fifth Illinois Infan?
cy, whose home is at Quiney. III., has
een discharged from ttie service. On
be train which brought one of the .4$-.
tehmonts of the regiment to Ne-vtrpruu
iVtvs, Private Hoi-hie attempted to
ommil suicide. His body was found
i an apartment on the train, suspend
.1 from tiie lop hinge of the door by a
tout handkerchief, which was wound
ighlly around the man's neck.
Lieutenant MeClellan. of Company F
.sever..! the man's plight apd saved
is life just'in the nick of time. H?r?
ne, it is said, is' demented. He at
L-mpted to commit suicide on a previ
tis occasion by choking himself.
The residence occupied by .Mr. Mike
Vard. 212 Forty-si.id street, narrow?
s' escaped destruction by tire Sun
ay afternoon at I o'clock by the
rompt work of two soldiers. A gas >
ne st..vc in the kitchen exploded, nulli?
ng a large blaze. At the time there
ras no one in the kitchen. The sel?
lers, whose names could net be biarn
<1. saw tiie blaze from Washington
ivenue and ran immediately to t lie
louse, quickly extinguishing im nam -.
Had the bl'aze gotten five minutes
rend way. nothing could.have saved tla
muse and probably the wli le row ,.t
fame buildings would have suffered.
will lit: iiKLu roil Mtutimi:.
.Izxle Harris Mimt Stnllll Tr.ilfl for Iii? KU.
lingor Alfreil Itoweii.
An inquest in the case of Albert Row
in who was shot by Lizzie Harris in
ter house ,.f ill fame last'Tuesday. and
lied at St. Vincent's hospital, Norfolk,
.a tiie following day, wasrheld by C ro?
ller N.-wton in tin- otllce of the high
constable :tt Norfolk.
Lizzie Harris was the -first witess.
She testified as follows:
1 bought the pistol with which Rowan
was. shot in Newport News Tuesday
morning as a birthday presest for my
friend B. F. Stowe. put it in a bur. an
drawer, unloaded, together with a box
of cartridges, and afterwards went to
Buckroe Beach, returning Letw.en C
and T o'clock* Rowan came in about y
or 10 o'clock and remained in my ro.in.
together witli seveeral other friends; I
went to my bureau drawer to look for
a button to sew on Rowan's cloth s.
to..k the pistol in my hand and while
Rowan and Mamie Dent, a girl friend
were standing together, snapped it in
their direction; Rowan fell and a ph
sician was immediately sent for; cat
to Norfolk with Rowan the next da
I acknowledge I shot him; shot him un?
intentionally. - .
The next witness was B. F. Stowe of
this city, who was in the com at the
time of tiie shooting. He said:
1 was reading a paper when the pistol
went oft": Rowan fell at my feet came
to Norfolk with him and Lizzie Harris
the next day, I loaded the pistol in the
absence of the woman: she had no id. a
it was loaded when she snapped it.
Rowan was one of Lizzie Harris' best
friends, and .she could not possibly have
shot him intentionally; Rowan and I
Were good friends.
Tiie jury rendered tin- verdict that
Rowan came to ins death from injuri. s
received from a wound in the neck,
caus, d by a bullet bred from a p.s.o!
by Lizzie Harris.
The Harris woman is under a $">0J
bond in this city and as the coroner'*
jury fixes the shooting directly on h i
she'will have to stand trial for Rowan's
(lot I he Wrong Man.
The man brought back to Newport
News from Lynchburg by Constable
Shield, on suspicion of being lt. L. U. r
ris, who is wauled here on the charge
forging the name of Mr. Thorn is
Stearnes, proves l-o be the wrong per?
Morris, it will be remembered pr -
seined to cheek to P. J. Mugler for fSO
to be honored, at the same time giv?
ing a note purporting to be signed by
Mr.'Stearnes. Mr. Mugler cashed t e
check, but Mr. Stearnes declared both
pieces of paper to be a forgery.
Six Negroes Kscapc Krimi tlio City rrlsun
?l!y the Light ?>f the Moon.
At least six prisoners broke jail last
night and "skipped by the light of the
moon." It is tho same old story of the
prisoners digging a bole in ".the wall,
through which they made their'exit to
the jail yard and thou climbed over the
wall covered with pieces of beer bottles!
Shortly after 1 o'clock this tnorning
Jailor Dun Curtis was aroused bv a
noise made by .Mm Shaffer. a negro
charged with petit larceny, who culled
to him. stating I hat prisoners were
making their escape. .Mr. Curtis rush
ed around the courthouse to bead the
prisoners ..ft", but they had made good
their escape. He blew his police whis?
tle to which Patrolman <'. -P.. Craffnrd
responded, and the two searched the
premises, but found no trace of the
men. ? ? 1-1
Men nsenped from the misdemeanor
ward by dig-giug a hole over a window.
There were thirty-odd prisoners in the
ward, bur only six men wore missed
hist night and they are all colored, rive
of the men who made their escipc Jail?
or Curtis knows. They are:
Henry Bllbridgp.
Kddie Fa n ur.
Fddie Coles.
Willie Sidney.
Jim Silas.
Had not the alarm been given by
Shaffer all of the prisoners would have
made their escape. How. the men got
over the jail wall is a mystery. They
uj-oba-bly used a'blanket. One .if the
men who brake jail is Jim Silas, who is
.charged w ith robbing soldiers and sail
Sohl; erlCiiteitiilued .it .lelinsou's Oper?
House Last Night.
New port New s Lodge,-No. Sin. Ii. P.
0. i:iks, entertained the Hlks who are
members of the regiments waiting to
?iiihark for Porto Rico at a social ?es
sion held in Johnson's Opera House last
night, and the soldiers were given a
?oyul good time.
The First Kentucky regimental band
furnished the music for the occasio'n.
eiiderlng "a number of popular selec
ions. The last selection played by
his band was made up of melodies, in
?luding "Dixie." "My Old Kentucky
loine," "Yankee Doodle" and the "Star
spangled Banner." When ? the band
a ruck up "Dixie" the audience burst
ii to wild cheering. This was renewed
vhen "Yankee Doodle" was played, but
vhen the music glided Into the strains
if "Star Spangled Banner" the audi
mce rose en masse and cheered lustily.
iinlV-W.?t.Uatriotic scene that will be
h^?uawr^.in^e?'I?rt News. Yn
ucky. Fifth Illinois"ami' lWiH" Indiana
Bxalted Buler J. A. Hirshberg pre
lided over the session, and very few
Jlks escaped his eagle eye. They were
narched tili to the front and assessed
ines for violating or fulling to violate
he rules of etiquette.
The soldiers who attended the session
jore passes giving them permission to
cmain out of camp during the night,
n other words, the boys were given
?ernilsslon to "make a ip.^Jit of it."
ind they did.
While refreshments were being serv
d songs and recitations were render
d. besides several addresses. Among
hose who spoke was Captain Bender,
f company M. liiOfh Indiana regiment,
sot since the company left home, he
aid. bad the men received such hospi
ality as that shown them in this city.
Vhile' the men were anxious to go to
r>orto Rico, still if they bad to remain
u America they preferred "Newport
Mews to any other place. Songs were
endered by Messrs. W. H. 1... Kent,
lillon and Smith. Messrs. Bryan and
lenifer gave entertaining recitations.
Probably the most entertaining num
ier on the program was a skirt dance
iy Councilman .1. F. Hughes. With a
ion's hair drugget girt about bis loins
he councilman a-ppeared on the stage
ind to a popular jig he did the ballet
riri evm to perfection, .provoking loud
At 11 o'clock tlie-usn.o ,.,:lst was
Irimk: afier which "A'uld Hann
vas sung. But it was long after mid
light "before the session closed.
Miss Janie Peters, of Lynchburg, is
visiting .Mis. Alma Great house.
Miss Minnie Keltridge has returnerl
from a visit to .relatives uflrvington.
Mr. I-".. Christian and son left Sun?
day for Richmond, where Mr. Christian
will spend bis vacation.
The contracts for tlie Fast Cud and
Rocket is school building have no; yet ]
been signed.
Mr. Ii. \V. Johnson has been award, d
tiie contract to build a line three story j
residence on Thirty-third street.
Mr. \V. S. Mallett. who has been vis?
iting bis parents?1 Captain ami Mrs. A.
B. Mellen." the past few days, returned
to N. w York last evening.
Mrs. Lewis, wifs of Colonel James
Hamilton Lewis, has arrived in the city
rrom Georgia, to spend several? dnys
with hoc husband bef.iua he cnibai'Ka
for Porto Rico. They arc stopping at
Hotel Warwick.
Mayor A. A. Moss has received fr m
.Jacksonville a photograph of Genetal
Fltzhugh Bee ami Colonel William Jen?
nings Bryan, seated on chairs in front
of General Lee's h. tdquarters at Camp
Cuba T.ibre. The likenesses are re?
markably good.
Douglas 11. Cart Wright, aged one yon
and fourteen days. Ihe sou of Mr. ami
.Mrs. YViUis D. Cartwright. died Friday
evening";!t the residence of its parents,
No. l-'l Thirty-first street. The funer?
al took place Sunday morning at 10:SO
o'clock from the residence and lb.- in- ;
terincnt was made in Greenlawn Ceme?
Chi. f of Police Harwood has receiv, ,1a I
letter, from Lieutenant J. A. Shearman. I
of the ram Kalahdin, notifying him
1 that a reward of.JJO had been offer, d i
for the arrest of James flay, gunner's
ite on the rani, who is charged with |
iiertK-n, having left bis ship on July I
Muy b? Hit. Miln Wuuieil.
In-George Silas, a inulatto.who was,
lined $2" and Casts in the' Police Court i
ytt-terday for carrying concealed .
weapons, the .police believe they have
tlie man who has been conducting n
wholesale pilfering business from tlie
persons of soldiers and sailors along
the water front.
It Is said the police have evidence
showing that Silas was seen bending
over a number nf drunken soldiers in i
the neighborhood of tlie.depot and an
effort will be,made lo convict him of
robbery. In one of his trousers' legs
is a hole.which looked as if a bullet bad
passed through it. Thursday night Po?
liceman Wood chased a man though,
to be oin- of tlie thieves and fired sever?
al shots at him.
Col. Charles W. Bradshaw, of Char?
lotte. N". i'.. is 'here visiting his son,
Mr W A. Bradshaw, at 2S15 Lafayette
avenue. ...
\ AUGUST "9, J89:
Reply Received in Washing?
ton in Sections.
Volum? ..r Ml?< IM per Indicates Tlmt i
Spanish llnvn innriil ill.-. .Nut lilveii
it Simple unit Dlieel Atllrinn
IIV? III Oer Coil.lllloilK.
lliy Teh-graph.)
WASIIINOTO.V, Auggust S -The re
My uf the Spanish govern.m t , ,|?.
i'en.-e .dilions lai.l down by the Uni?
ted States was received by the French
imbassndnr, M. CambOn. short I v h-tere
! o'clock this afternoon: The ropiv eame
ii se.-iions. the dispatch first received
?j'vl,,o <'i'ly the opening passages ?f the
Spanish reply. A few minuies lap r a
? thei- dispatch brought .-, second s.
i"n and these kepi coming uninti
nptodly by a process*,., of mes~
iiilil seven sections of the Spanish" i
dy had been received ai ten minutes
'I -1. when the last part was still to ar
ive. in the meantime the cipher ex
-rts were ai work and at i:;u o'cld'k
.? abreast or all thai .-tion , f
he reply received up to that time and
, ""' v\a8 ?lul1 "' s. time, pending
-"-rival of the concluding portions
t was thought a terrilie rain storm.
. , . s"''" ?ver Washington ab.'UI -I
clock mighl bav.-asloned the de?
li? ol the remainder, fending i he
e1"' "!, ."ldete reply, no steps
'.'. re taken to lix a tine- tor a confer
no; with ti?. President, as tin- time r.,r
hat depended largely up.,., s ime of the
eaiuiWof the reply and also upon the
xplieit instruetions concerning the de
ivi-ry of tiie answer which tisuallv ac
.H,,panics a document of this solemn
haracter. Neither at the'While House
.or at the State Department was there
my ollleial knowledge that the reply
ad reached Washington, ami the usu il
Iii. .- hours closed with in. appointment
lade lor a conference. There was felt
o he little likelihood, even though the
mhassador received the complete reply
ml instructions, that there would |jL. n
light conference at the White House
or the purpose of presenting tile d.
men i.
Fending the official delivery of the
nswei- .--peculation was rife as to its
ontents. There was little or no fur
h.-r doubt that the length of Hie reply
'iuer'ica'n"coiic.it ions. ii w as eviifcril
iiat if 111. reply was an acceptance it
as accompanied by extended discus
ion and probably by conditions. This
aused considerable apprehension in or?
chil circles here, for while il was felt
ist week that Spain would surely yield
i ? very particular it began to be felt
hat possibly there might be another
eriod of discussion and possibly an in
irect attempt to open up a diplomatic
xohange on the nature of the terms,
'ho prevailing view, however, was that
he reply was on its face an aecepfan
lihotigh not such a one as precluded
II possibility of furl her discussion. All
iial points were believed to l?- c.
eded?the abaudoin.it of Cuba. Porto
:i. " aud the Ladrones and the es lab
shnient of a comniissioii to pass tipot
uesii.nts relating to ib.- Philipines.
In Hi.- carrying out of this program
[ was believed Spain would seek t..
me an understanding on many Incl
enlal points involved, some of them of
..n.-i.let-able importance. For instance,
toioe doubt was raised as to whether
Spain's acceptance would be operative
intil referred to and approved by the
Ipanish (Juries and it was understood
hat" the reply might call attention to
his condition. The sam.- condition, it
ras pointed out. exists as to the United
ttales, for a peace treaty rei'iHires the
at.ilicati.m ..f lii,- Senate to become op
-??? .use Spain's answer dis
?ussed these nn toe..? there
rromised to be wide latitude'-,...""."
roversy and delay unless the President
tnd cabinet declined i.. enter the field
if discussion.
Late in the aftern.i the President
?cccived an indirect intimation thai the
Spanish reply had coin.- to tin- French
?mbassy. A cabinet otllcer. who was
villi him at Ulis lime, said on leaving:
?'The information that has come from
Madrid about the action of the Spanish
aibinet indicates the Spanish have ac
?epted our terms in a general way. but
leave several iiuestims ..pen that we
lid not include in the terms submitted.
I'he communication offering tho.-t
terms was explicit, specifically s-atinji
stielt points as would be open to furthei
negotiations. We will stand oil Uiost
The administration lias not yet give,
serious.siderution t.. the personnel
of the peace commission, but it eon he
slated on the" authority of on.- who
is in accord with tie- Presi
liellU's l.'eS. lit Vie.W US to UlC diSpOS'lli II
of the Philippines and Mr. McKinley
favors keeping at least i\i..v.m.. harb r
and bay and sulliclent territory arouna
it for its support and protection, ii not
the Whole of Luzon island. As to mem?
bers of the cabinent as' membi is t.t the
comniissioii there are precedent for
their appointment, notably llie treaty
of Ghent. _ ,
The concluding portion or the Span?
ish reply was recieved during the even- I
big, hui it was not until a late hour
that it was deciphered as a whole and
gone over by the ambassador. No
effort was made to communicate tt to
the United States government tonight
beyond a note to Secretary Day advis-.
ing that the document had been receiv?
ed bul not disclosing its contents. It
is probable thai the reply will be de?
livered to the President before the cab?
inet meeting tomoflfciw, although no
hour has been lixed. There is complete
reetieence In all quarters as to the text
of the reply, but there is reason to be?
lieve il is not an unqualified acceptance
of the American terms, but is framed
on the theory of accepting the essen?
tials and trusting for a hoped-for con
cilatory Spirit on the part of this gov?
ernment t...derate to Some extent
features which the Spanish government
seems to regard as unessentials.
.lull ( on.mission Med.*.
A special meeting of the Jail Com
i mission was held In the mayor's office
yesterday afternoon. The meeting was
I called in order to give Mr Ii. F. Smith,
: representing the Paiiloy Jail and Man?
ufacturing Company, of. Washington,
and opportunity to lay before The
comniissioii his plans for the proposed
jail. No action was taken on the plans.
Haw la Keep Co?l.
Visit our Soda Fountain rrequently,
where you get the nicest iced drinks
Plenty of chairs and tables assigned
for the comfort of our lady custom rs.
Swiss Frapp.- is delicious, and our
Orange Phosphates cannot be improved
j on. FP.iSD ' ' '.EN ?& CO.
Charged With Paying a Negro to Mur
?er Her Husband.
(By Telegraph.)
MEMPHIS. TENN., Aug. 8.?The peo?
ple uf Clarendon. Moproe county. Ark.,
are fearfully wrought up over an as
sasinalioti that took place there on July
30th and the developments of which
took place on Saturday and yesterday.
On the night of July 30. J. T. Orr. a
prominent hardware merchant of Clar?
endon, was murdered in his house, and
now his wife and two negroes are in
jail, the negroes being charged with the
murder direct and Mrs. orr with having
procured their services to make way
with her husband. There was a demon?
stration there hist night and a lynching
bee may yet he the climax.
i U r was most foully murdered, hav
ing. been shot by some one through the
window of his home.
Tb.- search for the guilty parties was
fruitless until Saturday, when the sher?
iff learned ,.f a statemnt made by a
young woman that Mrs. Orr knew
something of the assassination. It was
charged that she hired a negro named
Dennis Record to kill Mr. Orr. A negro
named Manse Castle, however, volun?
teered lo do the work for the same
amount, so it was stated. Record and
Castle and Mrs. Orr were Immediately
amount.so it was stated. Record Castle
and Mrs. Orr were immediately placed
under arrest. Yesterday Castle said he
Uill.-d i n r and said Mrs. Orr had hired
him to do the work.
l.asi night a great crowd gathcieu in
the public square and it looked f ir a
time as if there would be a lynching.
Judge Thomas, who had just returned
from lies Arc. -made a speech and an
urgent appeal to the crowd not lo mob
i he prisoners. He announced that he
would at once adjourn court at Lonoke
and try the prisoners. The crowd dis?
persed and Mrs. Orr, who had been
kept at the court bouse since her ar?
rest, was carried to the jail.
i il l 's life was Insured for $5.000. Iiis
wife, is the beneficiary* while Castle
alleges that Mrs. Orr hired him to do
the job. [here are some conservative
citizens who believe Airs. Orr is guilt?
less and that a trial will dear her.
There w ill be an examining trial Tues
Demise Caused by Fewer Contracted at
i 'hickamanga.
(By Telegraph.1
ASHEVILLE, X. C. Aug. S.?Briga?
dier General John S. Poland died here
today of fev.-r contracted at Chieka
i mt ugu.
Mrs. Poland and their son and daugh?
ter were here win n death came and
they, with Lieutenant Wrenn.- ?r o?
oral Poland's stair, cuuay accompanied
the i. mains to Westerly. R. I., where
the interment will take place.
. tieiieral Poland was a native of Irull
iaiit service in a number of battle's In
the hit. war. having been several times
Ai the outbreak of Ib.- present war
he was in command nt Columbus Bar?
racks. O.. and promptly offered his
services and at the lime of bis death
was brigadier general commanding the
s.n nil division, first army corps, at
Clilekaniauga Park. C.a.
C,.muI Poland was a very able and
zealous officer and conscientious In tlie
.discharge of every duty.
Federals and Confederates in Camp
Near Philadelphia.
(By Telegraph.)
week's encampment of the Confederate
survivors of Pick.-tt's division and Un?
ion veterans of Philadelphia brigade at
a resort on the Jersey side, of the Dela?
ware river was formally opened to
Prior to the departure for the camo
grounds the veteran* or ooth the fa?
mous commands held a short street pa?
rade in tliis city and visited Independ?
ence Hull wli.-re the visitors were wel?
comed on behalf of the city of Philadel?
phia bv Mayor Warwick. Speeches
were also made by Comrade E. Fra
ktier of the Philadelphia brigade: Co..
\. K. M.-Clure. editor of the Philadel?
phia. Times: General William A. ileuip
hUI, editor of the Atlanta Constitution.
-iii'ia - - ?r..,n John Lamb * ir
Mrs. Pickell, widow of General Pick
ett. a..nipunied the veterans to Inde?
pendence Hall and to Um Camp
grounds. At the latter place Dr. Wil?
liam P.. Jones welcomed the Southern
soldiers and the response was made by
Major Charles Pickett.
Young Naval Hero Calls on Admiral
(Bv Telegraph.)
Constructor R. P. Hobson was in the !
city for several hours today, having ar?
rived from Washington. He called or
Admiral MeNair, the superintendent ol
the academy, and later on Admiral
Cervera. who is occupying a house
the same row with the superintendent's 1
resilience. Here he and the Spanish |
prisoners exchanged reminiscences
their former meeting, when Hobson
wa.-j rescued from the waters of San?
tiago harbor by the admiral. Lieuten?
ant iiobunn afterwards called on Com-]
?minder Kdwin n-i.ito and other otfl
cers.- Quite a crowd of people KaAiv.-rei
at the station to see him off. and h
went through the usual routine o
[handshaking and returning thanks for [
I She Will Leave Santiago Today With
Stck and Wounded Soldiers.
'. M.?The transport Miami. Mattea- !
van and Vigilancia, loaded with Uni
,-,I Stales iron pa. sailed for the Uni
i-il States this morning. Tomorrow
he transport Grande Duchesse will
? ?avc with 712 men and officers of the
rbirteeiilli Infantry and six companies'
.I Hie Seventy-first New York, aggre?
gating b".S men and officers.
(By Telegraph.)
TAMPA. FLA.. Aug. S.?Early this
norning a mob tried to resaue three tie
fro teamsters of the regular army ln
ar.orated in jail here. An armed
fiitird ordered them to desist, but the
nob opened fire on the jail. A volley
a as poured into the crowd from the
.tpper story of a building and several
shots look effect. The wounded were
?arri. d away by their comrades I
-.ml the raid was unsuccessful,
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. A?c 8.?The War
Department has received a report from
Gen.-ral Gilmore saying Hint the Gus
sie. ?htch was reported wrecked, is
WASHINGTON. Aug. 8.?Professor
Park Morrill. chief of the forecast di?
vision of the weather bureau, died here
last night of typhiod fever. He came
here from Atlanta and had been employ?
ed by the bureau for twelve years. He
leaves a mother, and widow.
V . circulation!
How It Is Regarded by Gen.
Sh after,
lii.im,?e?Alre?,|yi,t s^?u,.c? ??,, othor
lr""?*?*?*?" There Not 1? l>ttneer
?>f Fever. Il?uie-Se?rr?t lleroe?
I" ? Hutl Plight.
^A91IIXfyTON',^Xuuh) S r
Btargr hj ?p?srth.'paass
legurding the ??round robin" signed by
>mmund as fol
generals or his
vei,1'. " '.''"'Y read"y see what intense
ooitement the publication must have
K-Casione.l. a great deal more than the
tu , ,on warrant,.,!. Situation "3
S "^Vn"1 rr'"" U'" fact that
h. w ' ,, 'hV,m'? were taken ill
''. -\ \v."v roughly exhausted. At
com .0 per cent. ,,f the command has
oen down with malarial fever, from
Inch they recover very slowly and are
a no condition to stand an attack of
enou rever or dysentary. Placed here
ow !? the cou.iitio,. i? which they
'. "- V came here 1 do not be.
"we theywould be in any particular
langer, ihe regiment of immunes that
ecently arrived is not suffering at all
md I do not believe they will. They
?an keep out of the sun, are well
Hothed and well fed. What put my
? unman.1 in its present condition was
he twenty days of the campaign when
hey had nothing but meat, bread and
offee, without change of clothes, wlth
itit any shelter whatever and during
he period twice as stormy as it has
??i'ii since the surrender.
Fresh troops reaching here' In the
nlddle ..f August with good camps,
tood water, abundance of tentage?
. Inch they will Und here?need not ap
irehend serious danger. I thank you
or the high regard In which you hold
ny command and the value of the serv
e they have rendered. It pays for all
he suffering we have "n.tured. I have
?ad Ibi" o. uenerals Wheeler. Lawton.
.Utes and Kent, who concur with me in
he view expressed in the above;"
WASHINGTON, Aug. S.?This even
? g General Shafter supplemented his
ist dispatcli with a second on the
1110. subject, uddy.1 " ""J"
he Itrd instant ?nd"ifiie
enerul officers to me of Hie same date,
have the honor to say that since then
have talked with the disvlon com
landers and they Join me in saying
nit the first report was made so strong
?cause of the weakened and exhausted
audition of the command, more .than
> per cent, of which have been ill with .
very weakening malarial fever, last
ur from four to six days, and which
?aves every man too much broken
own to be of any service, and In no
ondltlon to withstand an epidemic o?_;_.
ellow fever. For strong and healthy
?gimepts coming here now and a Ht
le later, with plenty of tentage to
iiver them and not subject to any
ardships, and with plenty of nourlsh
ig food, the danger, in my opinion and
lat of tlie division commanders, would
e reduced 10 a minimum."
>enies That He t<- ".lor con
uuion iif Sick and Wounded.
WASHINGTON. Aug. S.?General
lhafter, in a report to the W??. Dcpari
uent emphatically lieniets that he is re.
ponsible for the inadequate provision
l id.- lor the sick and wounded broua*"
mm Santiago to the United States on
he Seneca and Ooncbo.
O 'nerai Si.Xrter" speaks in high terms
e r.r l-.il Garde, and says that he has
v-orkeA under "'tie most disadvanta?
geous circumstances." From the day
he forces left Tampa till the present
one he says that there "have never
teen sufficient medical attendants or
nedicin.s for the dally wants of the
?ommand. Three times since reaching
'uba has ihc command," he says, "been
ilmos't entirely without medicines."
This statement, he says, is. made 10
din by the medical directors, and on
,ne occasion they suggested taking
-ledicines away from the Spanish hos
The issuance of the statement fiom
leneral Shafter was the sequence of a
a inference held at the. White House
this afternoon between the President.
Secretary Alger and Secretary Long.
It was felt that the statement made as
10 the condition of the troops at Santi?
ago might create a grave impression
ibroad. While the statement as issued
was brief, it occupied almost an hour
in its consideration, it being felt that
the utmost precaution was essential at
the present stage of the negotiations
between this country and Spain, which
it bad been first felt might be impeded
bv the knowledge of the conditions re?
vealed in the appeal signed by the offe?
rers there. The issuance of the state
mem was the result and it speaks for
Captain Sigsbee Ordered to Assume
Command of the Texas.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8.?Two im?
portant changes in the command of
vessels of the navy were announced
this evening by Secretary Long. Cap?
tain Ohas. D. Sigsbee. w ho commanded
ed the battleship Maine when she met
her fate in the harbor of Havana, and
who has been in command of the aux?
iliary cruiser St. Paul since the war be?
gan, lias been ordered to relieve Cap?
tain .lohn W. Philip, of command-of the
battleship Texas, now under repairs in
New 1 ork. Secretary Long announced
that Captain Caspar F. Goodrich, of the
auxiliary cruiser St. l?uis, had been
ordered t'o the command of the Newark,
Commodore Watson's flagsuip, to sur
cced <?plain Albert S. Raker, who has
btcii transferred to the battleship Ore?
gon on account of the illness of Captain
Charles E. Clark.
Transport Alicante Will Leave Santi?
ago Today With 1.000.
SANTIAGO. Aug?S.?5:20 P. M.?Gen-,
oral Shafter and the Spanish general,
Toral, held a consultation at the palace
this afternoon will) regard to embarka?
tion of Spanish prisoners of war. As a
result of Hie conference 1.000 Spanish
sick and wounded will be taken on
hoard the Alicante tomorrow morning
and sent to Spain as soon as the ves?
sel is properly loaded.
There is to be no bunching or watting
of transports.
Each will sail as soon as it can be
loaded after arrival here.

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