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VOL. VI.--NO. 25.
NORFOLK, VA., SUN DAY, JULY 29, 1900. TWENTY "PAGES.
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NOW LOOKS LIKE
A THIRD PARTY.
Serious Conditions of tho Liberals
Tho Formation of n Third Party U Consld
?red Inevitable as F.esnlt of Internal
Dissensions In Liberal Ranks-KlTort to
Dring Lord Rosobury Hack Into Active
rollUoal Life?Future of tho Naval Coitl
London, July 28.?The continuation
of terrific heat the greater part of tho
week brought about a condition of
general disintegration to an unparal?
leled pitch. Almost as remarkable* as
the breakdown of long-established so?
cial customs before the tropical wave
13 the break of the Liberal parly.
Were a general election far distant
the condition of tho Liberal party
would be serious, but In view of the
fact that tho country Is face to face
with dissolution tho situation <>i" the
opposition seems hopeless. The forma?
tion of a third party la generally con?
sidered almost inevitable, as tho re?
sult of the Internal dissensions now
raging In tho Liberal ranks. The Im?
perialists have thrown off tho ma.sk
and demanded control of tho party,
maintaining that both by numbers and
Influence they are entitled to dictate
Its policy. In this they are opposed
by the "Forwards," or anti-Imperialist
Liberals, with a vigor and bitterness
that can only be compared to the acer?
bity with which the Qiadstonlans as?
saulted tho Liberal-Unionists when
Home Rule brought tho parting of the
Tho climax of the. si rife that has
been simmering since the comment e
menl of the Poor war came Wednes?
day, when one-third Of tho Liberal
party voted to condemn the Colonial
Secretary, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain,
and all his works. One-third voted
with tho Government to sustain htm,
while tho smallest section of all, in?
cluding the nominal leader, abstained
from voting at ail.
It lu scarcely surprising that Sir
Henry Campbell-Bannorman should be
anxious to throw tip his thankless
tank, but that only represents a minor
THE BRAVE NORFOLK- SOLDIER
WHO HAK fJUST BEEN PRO?
The cablegram from Admiral Remey,
dated Taku, July 21th. stating that
Major Waller had succeeded to the
command of the First Regiment, ex?
cited much Interest In Norfolk, his
homo, and throughout the old Domin?
ion, where a host of lit-< friends have
watched with unceasing interest his
brave lighting in the rar off Orient.
The' Vlrglnlan-Pllot to-day gives its
readers u short sketch of the brave
Norfolk soldier and a careful reprOduc
feature of this grave situation. One
of the Liberal whips, Mr. William Al?
exander McArthur, member for Leices?
ter, has openly thrown off allcgiunco
by voting with the Government?an
almost unprecedented action on the
pnrt of one holding such a position.
Mr. Herbert Gladstone, the chief whip,
is on the point of resigning to show
disgust with what ho believes to be
tho disloyalty of Sir Edward Grey and
others who follow him.
GREY FOR LEADER.
Meanwhile tho Imperialist section has
demanded that Sir Edward Grey as?
sume tho leadership, which would be
only another way of bringing Lord
Rosebery back Into active political life.
Such a development would never be
swallowed by Mr. John Morley, Sir Wil?
frid Lawson, Mr. Henry Labouchcrc,
Mr. Leonard Courtney und their fol?
lowers. Campbell-Bannermanla con?
sent, underpressure, to temporarily re?
tain the leadership, is but a slim guar?
antee of peace within the Liberal ranks,
for upon any repetition of Wednes?
day's scene he will promptly resign. It
Is Impossible to seo how such a repe?
tition can be avoided, and so another
secession from the Liberal ranks,
equalling In gravity tho split of 18S6,
may confidently be expected.
The government Is considering the
appointment of a Royal Commission on
the question of the future of the naval
coal supply. This action is greatly due
to the increasing production and cheap?
ness of American coal and the dimin?
ishing supply of Welsh steam coal With
Which warships are furnished.
Anticipations of the West-Churchill
wedding have formed one of the chief
topics In society this week. Quite a
purhlhg question is whether Lady
Randolph Churchill will retain that
name or be known as Mrs. West. It
appears that everywhere, except at
court, she may retain her present
name, but when presented to the Queen
It must bo as plain Mrs. West. By her
remarriage she forfeits none of the
fortune left by her first husband, which
chiefly' consists in a life Interest in
.CS0\0oo. This, at her death, goes to her
sons?Mr. Winston Spencer Churchill!
and "Jack" Churchill, In such portions
as Lady Randolph pleases. Winston
Churchill will SOOh be seen in the
United States, having made a contract
with Ma lor Pond to lecture "n ihe
"War in South Africa," his compensa?
tion to be ? 10.0^0.
J. S. Taylor, the open golf champion
of England; will Fail for America Au?
gust 4th. He expects to remain In tho
United Stntes about three weeks, play?
ing thatches with Harry Vardoh and
other leading American golfers.
Tho Dally News Is authorised to con?
tradict the report that Mr. Maurice
Grau, having amassed a considerable
fortune In operatic and other specula?
tions." proposes to resign the manage?
ment of Covent Garden. Mr. Grau has,
leased Her Majesty's Theatre for the
Bornhardt- Coquet In season of iflOl.
I family lives on Pembroke avenue, near
Colonial avenue. In Qhent. Their resi?
dence is one of the prettiest in (Iiis
beautiful residential section. Three
brothers of Major Waller resile here.
They are R. P, Waller, president and
treasurer of the Daisy Koller Mills;
W. N. Waller, of ib.- lirm of damage
& Waller, and Corbln O. Waller.
Major Waiter's first schooling was re?
ceived In Norfolk under Miss Sue r?npr
nall, who taught on tho old court
ground. Later W. R. Gait, who taught
(so ninny of Norfolk's present citizens,
was his preceptor, 11?; next went t<>
I "Norwood." In Nelson county, under
I Prof. W. B. CabelK principal; and after
I devoting himself t<> hla books there for
MAJOR I.. W. T. WALLER,
tior. of what Is believed to be the latest
photograph of him.
HIOGR APHIOAT, SKETCH.
Major Littleton W. T. Waller, of Nor?
folk, who is in command of the United
States marines under Admiral Sey?
mour, commanding the international
relief column in China, was born and
reared in this Stati. His birthplace
was on the Tork river, In York county.
He will be 44 years old in August. His
father was tir. M. P. Waller and his
rpothor waa a daughter of Governor
A great part of Major Waller's lifo
has been spent right here In Norfolk,
and this city he calls his homo. Hla
sonn time, went to the Episcopal High
School nt Alexandria.
Returning to Norfolk after his school
days were over, ho worked for Rey?
nolds Tiros.. In the cotton business, and
later established a tobacco business
with a Mr. Grant, of Portsmouth,
where the Henry Wallte Company is
With his leaving this business came
tho turning point In his career, which
finally led him to Join the United States
Marine Corps. He went to Florida as
purser on the Old Dominion steamer
Hampton. Captain Snndy Stark, and
Continued on Page 6,
Wants the World to Believe
the Legations are Safe.
THE USUAL CROP OF EDICTS
Minister ffu Visits tlio State Department
With Assurances ? Itopresoututlvcs of
Foreign Powers Not Allowed to Com
munlcato - With Their Governments ?
.Minister Kockhill Preparing to Leavo
For the Flowery Kingdom to Investi?
gate Conditions. ,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington. July 28.?Tho day
brought forth the usual crop of edicts
and reports from various quarters, and
the usual vlBlt from Minister Wu to
the State Department, all bearing di?
rectly upon the welfare of the foreign
ministers in Pekin. This constantly
growing mass of assertion is beginning
to have a cumulative effect upon the
skeptics, and there Vna a noticeably
more hopeful view taken of the stale
of affairs to-day. Beyond the fact
that it is scarcely conceivable that the
Chinese authorities should persist in
repatng and strengthening these sto?
ries up to the rapidly approaching mo?
ment when the whole truth must be
disclosed by other agencies, it appears
upon careful consideration of the re?
ports that there was really little more
ground for hope as to the safety of
Mr. Conger and his colleagues at Pe?
kin to-day than there was yesterday.
The depressing fact is always In
mind that the Chinese authorities, by
their own statements able to commu?
nicate with the legationers, for some
mysterious reason do not permit those
unfortunates to communicate with
their own governments. Minister Wu's
explanation of this, namely, that the
Chinese methods are different from
our own, is scarcely sufficient for the
officials here. The minister, however.
Is honestly trying to get a further
communication through from Mr. Con?
ger, and It may be that success in this
undertaking will afford him a brilliant
vindication. At least he maintains a
wonderful show of conildenee In the
safely of the legationers, and manages
to impress this in some degree upon
the otllclals and others with whom lie
conies In contact.
THE MILITARY FORCES.
There was nothing of Interest from
China respecting the military or naval
forces there. The War Department,
officials now calculate that General
Chaffee, with his troops on the Grant;
will arrive at Taku this evening,
though it may be several days before
hl.-i report of tho fact can reach the de?
partment. The Irregular and unsatis?
factory character of the present system
? ?f communication between Taku and
the cable and at Shanghai has been
taken Into account by the War Depart?
ment, and It is said that one of Chat
fee's first acts upon taking command of
i he United States troops ashore at
Taku and Tien Tsln will he to estab?
lish, perhaps in co-opera lion with the
other military commanders, a liiu> of
rapid dispatch boats running from Tien
Tsln to either Shanghai or Nagasaki.
ALL CONTINGENCY CANVASSED.
While the positive statement Is made
that it Is not the present Intention to
send any more troops from Manila to
China, at tho same time it I* known
ihrtt nil contingencies have h.-on carki.
vassed, and that if an emergency
should arise In China which made it
Imperative to have additional troops,
they would be drawn from the Philip?
pines for temporary duty at least. Some
time ago General MacArthur was ad?
vised by Secretary Root to maintain
lufhclcnt transports to carry supplies
between Manila and Taku, and these
transports would be available for emer?
gency troops. The Pennsylvania. In?
diana and Sumner, when the latter ar
rived at Manila, will be held for ser?
vice between Manila and Taku and will
be available for the contingency which
may occur, but which the department
does not expect to arise. A stubborn
resistance to the advance at the Inter?
national armies might make additional
troops necessary. In that event a
speedy relief column, no doubt, would
be sent from Manila.
1M PORTA NT CABLED RAMS.
Washington. July 23.?The Secretary
of State has received a dispatch from
Mr. Fowler, the American Consul at
Che Foo, dated at midnight on tho
"This morning, by request of the al?
lied Admirals, I wired to the Governor
(supposed to be Governor of Shan
Tung) their wish to get news from
Ministers themselves. The Governor
now replies: '
" 'Have received to-day an edict
from the Efnporor saying that the Min?
isters are. well. They are sending pro?
visions to the legations. Am confident
Ministers out of distress, and request
you (Fowler) to transmit this prelim?
inary announcement to the Admirals.
(Signed) "YUAN, Governor."
A later dispatch from Mr. Fowler,
dated 1 a. in.. 27th, to the Slate De?
partment, Is as follows:
"Another telegram from Governor:
?Have Just received Imperial edict 24th
saying the various Ministers, except?
ing the German, are well: and some
days ago had supplied provisions to
the legations. Am satisfied the Minis?
ters are out of distress.
(Signed) " 'YUAN. Governor.""
Secretary also has received a cable?
gram from United States Consul Mc
Wade arConton, stating that the Vice?
roy Tak assures him the Ministers,
ware all alive and well on July 24.
? SAFETY OF THE LEGATIONS.
Washington. July 28.?The Chinese
Minister came to the State Department
early expressly to deliver an edict re?
ceived by him to Secretary Hay. It
Is similar In form to tho edict publish?
ed yesterday In'London. The Minister
says that the only differences nre
ith?ae Involved In separate translations.
Mr. YVu's translation or Slieng's dis?
patch is as follows:
"Edict of 2SSth of the sixth moon
(July 24th) states that fortunately all
ministers, except Baron Von Kettelet-,
are alive and unharmed. They are
now being supplied with vegetables,
fruit and provisions by the govern?
ment to show its sympathy for them."
ANXIOUS TO CONVINCE.
If Mr. Wu had any doubt as to the
safety of the ministers It seems to
hnve been dissipated by this edict. lie
labored earnestly with Secretary Hay
to convince him that ho was bound
to accept this olflclal declaration of
the Chinese government. He pointed
out that this last; declaration did not
represent merely the belief of a minor
ofllclal or a viceroy; it was tho solemn
declaration of the Chinese government.
A FINAL CONFERENCE.
Washington, Jund US.?Special Com?
missioner Rockhill called at the Stale
Department this morning and had a
conference with Secretary Hay regard?
ing his mission to China. It was not
deemed roper to make public the ex?
act instructions given to Mr. R?ckhill,
but it Is stated generally that he Is
being scut out to ascertain the condi?
tions in China for the guidance Of the
State Department and to serve &3 Its
direct representative In that country
in case It should be necessary hereaf?
ter to conduct negotiations there In?
stead of in Washington. There also Is
the possibility that a commissioner
will be required on the spot In case
anything In the nature of an Interna?
tional commission is created to deal j
with the Chinese question. Mr. Roclc
hill left Washington this afternoon i
for the Paclflo slope. I
MORE BAD NEWS.
All Foreigners Disappeared From
Pekin Three Weeks Ago.
A RUSSIAN BANKER'S STORY.
The Bcnrcr of this News Afraid to Inquire
If They Had tleen aiurdercd-rCklneae
Attack Jnpniicsc und Curemis -- Tho
Ruaslana Bum a Village?I.l Hung
Chang Complains of a l.aek of Proper
Attentlon--Urltlah Parliament Discusses
(By Telegraph to YlrjTlnlan-Pilot.1
London, July -S.?The hopes of
Europe for the safety of at least some
of the members of the legations at
Pekin, Which, earlier In the week, baa
commenced to revive, are now HU-ker
inc. and and at the point of extinguish?
ment. It has been pointed out here
that there has been ample time to get
authentic messages signed and dated
by the Mini-lets. This Is the only con
moment. Sir Robort Hart in despair
CHINESE ATTACK JAPANESE.
Through a Yokohama dispatch the
government has received information
that Chinese attacked a body of Japa?
nese and Coreans In the vicinity of An
Tong, on the north side of the Yaiu
river. Refugees had arrived at V.'iju.
Jauanose reinforcements were proceed?
ing to the scene of conflict.
The latest naws received at St. Pe?
tersburg from Blagovestlechenek was
dated July 23. The Russian garrison
had been re-supplied with ammuni?
tion, and would be able to hold out un?
The Chinese legation here reiterates
the assertion that the ministers are en
route to Tien Tsln.
RUSSIANS BURN VILLAGE.
St. Petersburg. July 28.?An official
dispatch from Prjetensk, dated Friday,
July 27., says Schwerln's detachment
en route to reinforce Blagovestchensk
raptured and burned the village of
Moche, opposite the Russian ^>6rt of
ignashina on the Amur. The inhabi?
LI HUNG CHANG COMPLAINS.
St. Petersburg, July 2S.? a dispatch
has been received from Li llutig
Chang, dated July 26. which says that
the Chinese Government telegraphs j
him under date of July 2"! that the
ministers are all well, l.i Rung Chang
complains that none of the Powers
have consented to place n warship at
his disposal for his journey north, and
he added that he would be compelled to
encounter many obstacles by a land
MORI'" CHRISTIANS MASSACRED.
Shanghai, July 2S.?it is reported
SIR ROBERT HART AND LADY HART, TWO OF THE BEST KNOWN FOREIGNERS IN PEKING.
Sir Robert Hart reported murdered July was probably Ibe best know,, foreigner in China. He has passed more
than -id years ol his life in tho custom; service of thut country. Since IS03 be has acted ns inspector general of all the
revenues derived from duty on imports. Ho went to Cbina when be was 19 years old as a student interpreter in tho Brit
ish consular service which he soon left to enter ibe employ of the Chinese government; He baa been invaluable to China,
?ind it. is said that Ins department is the only oue in the Celestial empire which is honestly administered.
SLAUGHTER OF MISSIONARIES.
Now York, .Inly 2s.?Cable messages
were receive l to-day by both the Pres?
byterian Board of Foreign Missions
and the American Bible Society, cor?
roborative of the report that the, mis?
sionaries at Paotlng-Fu had been mas?
sacred. The message received by the
Presbyterian Board came from Shang?
hai, and was supposed to have been
sent by the Rev. George F. Fitch.
It read as follows:
Simcoxes, Hodges, Taylor, Mnckcy,
other mission, seven, massacred Pao
?titiK Pu July S. 'Nenklng, Hunan mis?
sionaries ell Shanghai, Japan,"
The American liible Society to-day
received a cablegram from Shanghai
"All massacred Paotlng Fit. Foreign?
ers Interior ordered Shanghai. Wire
HEALTH OF TROOPS.
Washington, July 28.?The War De?
partment has received the following
'.'Nagasaki, July 27.
"Ail lutant-GCncral, W ashington:
"Relief arrived at Nagasaki July 26.
Claude R. Leslie, Company I, Four?
teenth Infantry, died of disease con?
tracted In line of duty?dysentery. His
remains will bo shipped to San Fran?
cisco. Civilian employe* Arthur Hen?
nessey drowned June 21st; burled at
N a cr* snki.
(Signed) "HARRY O. PERLEY.
''Major Medical Department."
FEEDING FOREIGN MINISTERS.
Brussels^ July 2?.?The Minister of
Foreign Affairs has received a tele?
gram from Shanghai, dated July 23,
which states that a Ohliioa? Taotat in
authority for the assertion that all of
the niie?iotiarles who have taken re
fug;; at Paotlng Pu have been mas?
sacred. If the allies march on Pekin
It Is'possible th.it the Pe kin Govern?
ment will take refuge at Tainan Pit,
Tho Governor of Shan Tung has in?
formed the British Consul that, ac?
cording to an itnpcri.il decree, the for?
eign Ministers were safe on July 24,
anc; that they had been furnished with
n fresh supplv of fool by the authori?
ties. A message received by the pro?
curator of the Belgian missions states
that all the missionaries In Kastern
Mongolia are safe, nnd will be able to
resist the rebels a Jong time at Tohn,
Tho message wna signed by Do Cartier,
secretary of the Lelgian legation at
Washington, July 28.?The census of?
fice at he close or to-day's business will
have paid off lO.OOO enumerators, leav?
ing 12.000 more to be paid. They nre
being settled with at Ute rate of 1,000
a day, which w ill wind up the payment
of the euumeraiors about September
fitUnatlon of Chinese assurances that
will bo acceptable Untlj such advices
have been received or until tho Min?
isters have been handed over In the
flesh the gpneral public and the Gov?
ernments interested will not attack any
credence to further Chinese statements
or consent to stay preparations for the
advance of tho relief force towards
Pckin. The latest story, originating in
other than Chinese sources, is a special
dispatch from Cite Foo, dated July .'7,
according to which missionary Wilder,
who started for Pokin a fortnight ago.
hits just returned and reports that he
found tho imperial Chinese forces com?
pletely surrounding the Tartar city.
Ho was unable to deliver a message to
the legation, and in reply to his en?
treaties the Chinese said they could
not ollow any one a pass to the for?
eigners. According to reports tho at?
tack on the legations censed on the
afternoon of July 11. Everything was
quiet during the remainder of Mis?
sionary Wllder's stay. When he left,
on July is, a decree had been issued,
commanding all persons to protect the
foreigners in China.
Returning he saw no troops for sixty
miles south of Pekin, but he learnod
that 20,000 men were In the neighbor?
hood of Yantsun and Peitsung,
London. July 28.?The Daily Mail's
Shanghai correspondent telegraphs that
a Russian hanker who left Pekin July
7 und arrived at Shanghai, Wednesday;
July 2f>. says thai when he left Pekin
all the legations had been destroyed.
The full text Of in Dally Mail's tele?
gram Is as follow.--:
"Shanghai, July 28.?Newspapers here
publish a statement by' an Influential
banker residing In Pekin, near the Brit?
ish legation, who arrived in Shanghai
July L'5, bavin;,- Ii ft Pekin July 7. Ho
states that tho legations were then de?
stroyed. All the foreigners had dis?
appeared, and ho could not suy post
lively if they had '.n murdered, as he
was too frightened to inquire."
The Mail's correspondent proceeds:
''Investigations prove this Informa?
tion is reliable. The banker in ques?
tion has gone to Nlng Po. His friends
will not disclose his name", fearing that
to do so would cause him to iose his
"Tho manager of the Russian bank of
Shanghai tins received a letter from
the bank's New Chwang branch, stat?
ing that one of their ChlneSo represen?
tatives from Pekin, who hud just nr
rlved, confirmed Ihe reoort of the Pekin
massacre. He states that u!l th* for
elt-n ministers were murdorM. fW'ng
dt cith wiu! Inevitable, as the Chinese
swarmed into the lerattops. the minis?
ters killed thoir faanlikb at 'r,U last
h?re that nine members of the China
li.l.inrt Mi..-1-iii iiave been mass< .-.-.1
near Hang Choir.
Three additional warships arrived to?
There are now 2,500 troops at Woo
Sugn forts, seventeen miles from
Shanghai on the> Tang Tse. Three
thousand troops are now at the ar?
senal.- Small detachments are arriving
hourly. Canton is reported quiet.
PREVIOUS NEGOTIATl O N S.
London, July 23.?The Parliament pa?
per on China shows that considerable
negotiation's had previously passed be?
tween Great Britain and the European
Powers regarding the policy of Japan?
ese action, while Lord Salisbury noti?
fied Ambassador Pauncefoto on Juno
-2 as follows:
"You should suggest to Secretary of
Slate Hay that any troops which it Is
possible to scad from Manila would be
of great value, as It is probable that
the 1,'nltetl States legation lu in great
>u nger, as well us the legations of the
Germany assumed the position re?
garding the Japanese matter ?hat no?
thing miist be done to imperil the ac?
cord of the Powers. Japan insisted
upon nn assurance that her interven?
tion would not load to a collision with
Russia. Russia dually declared, on
June 28, that she had no desire to hin?
der Japan's liberty, especially after her
expressed Intention to conform her ac?
tion to that Of the. other Powers.
AN OPTIMISTIC VIEW.
The correspondence shows that
count Muraevoff, the late Russian
Minister of Foreign Affairs, took an
optimistic view of the situation In
China, but that Count Lamsdorff, his
successor, was far from Sharing in
this sanguine view. He thought that
Northern China was in a state of
hopeless anarchy, as did M. l.telcasse,
the French Minister of Foreign Af?
fairs, who on Juno 5 considered the
imminent danger over, but who nfler
ward. on July -i. proposed a collective !
note warning the de facto government
at Pekin, hoping that this would de?
monstrate the solidarity of tho accord
of tho Powers. M. Deicasse insisted
that the relief of the legations at Pe?
kin v, as tar more important than any
petty grievances among the Powers.
On June 18 Lord Pauncefote informed
Lord Salisbury that in addition to the
regiment already ordered front Manila
to Tien Tsln 300 marinas were going,
though "t that date the United States
did not think a state of war necessa?
rily existed in China.
Continued on Pa?e 6.
Democrat State Central Commit*
tee to Meet in August.
A NOTED BONIFACE DEAD
Ex-Congressman Yost Expected to Keep
Senator l'lood on t ho Go in the TouUa
District?A Noted Desporado Killed ?
Suicide of <t Prominent Citizen of Uan*
over County?An Enjllsb Visitor I)ts
cussei tho Trunsportaton Busloess?A
Doy't Protest?Tiro Candidates Meet.
("pedal to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Richmon !, Va., July 28.?State Chair?
man I. Taylor Ellyson has decided to
call ttie Democratic Committee to?
gether about the 20th of August to
make plans for the campaign.
The work of his committee will bo
comparatively light this year, since
there is every indication of the great?
est, harmony prevailing In nearly all
the districts of the State, and ,there
seems every reason to believe that Vir?
ginia will send a delegation to Con?
gress that is solidly Democratic.
Little trouble la anticipated so far
as the presidential ticket is concerned.
Bryan will sweep the State and his
majority will no doubt bo a large one.
The Gold Democrat* are not fighting
him this time. Muny will vote for him
because they are opposed to imperial?
ism, and know that his election would
make no dliTereucNe In the currency of
the < ountry, while those who cannot
supi ?rt him will either stay away from.
oils or vote for McKinley without
letting the fact bo known. Bryan and
Stevenson, say those who are well post?
ed, will get a majority of 30,000 or* 40,
000 in Virginia. ,
Mr. Ellyson has not yet selected the
members of the Executive Committee.
Their names will not be made public
! i ? j the meeting of the State Com?
CAPT. MATTHEWS DEAD.
Information has reached the city of
? death, at his home several days
of Captain Jim Matthews, founder
. proprietor of the tamous Atlantic
1 Hotel, on Chlncoteague Island. Cap?
tain Matthews was about SO years old,
and was well-known to tho public men
of this und other near-by States. It
was said that he served the best meat
!?> lie gotten anywhere on the Atlantlo
nd he had the distinction or
having entertained many distinguished
men, Including Senators Cameron, of
Pennsylvania; Gorman, of Maryland;
Hum Dision. the noted Philadelphia
bird manufacturer, ami the Govornors
of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
YOST THE MAN.
A prominent Republican leacjer said
this pn.rning that he would not be
surprised t>> see Colonel Hubard taken
down as the Republican nominee In the
Tenth (District, and Hon. Jucob Yost,
of Staunton, put forward in his place.
He said a higher hand than any Vlr
Republican vrua engineering tho
nd intimated that the National
Committee was probably looking after
He said that Hal Flood could go flsh
ing an i he elected over Colonel Hub?
ard. but that Mr. Yost would keep the
AppomattOS man on the go, should he
be pill up as leader of the party ln
? id of Colonel Hubard. '
A DESPERADO KILLED.
Advices received hure to-day from
1i'. che, jJU:kyHetuY ?mihuy. slate that
John COJC, n noted desperado of this
place, was shot and almost instantly
' killed t>n the top of Cumberland Moun
| tain Thursday by one Wade Ratllft, Of
Pike county, Ky. The particulars of
tho affair uro ubout as follows:
John Cox and a young man by the
name of Wright went over into Plko
county, Ky.. io bring a woman of
doubtful character to Virginia, and it
ma that Itatltff and two other young
men objected to their doing so.
Thi lyiald them on the mountain,
an I wht n Cox, Wright and tho woman
came a! ir : .i voice from behind a largo
tie commanded them to stop.
Cos e sprang behind a small
bush ' ? the roadside, but It did not
afford sufficient protection, and he was
Kh it squarely through the body about
tn l u lu s below the heart.
Hi sank to the ground and feebly
the w oman to raise him up, but
she refused to do bo.
PitlifT, the man that fired the fatal
shot came and gently raised his head
.: i pul some h aves under him and
took to the woods.
The last v. >r.ls he ever spoke was
to t 11 all his friends that whiskey and
bad women was the cause of his death.
it is believed that tho woman be
trayed him, from the fact that she
t with his1 murderers. Much excite-^
prevails, and more trouble
A FARMER SUICIDES.
Information has been received of ...
death In Hanover county of Mr. C. B.
Goodman, a prominent citizen, the
cause being laudanum taken with sul
cidal intent. Mr. Goodman was a well
to- to farmer. Ill-health Is assigned as
the cause of tho act.
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Telegraph ;,\*ws-~Pa<re i, 6, 19.
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North Carolina Newv? Pajs i?
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