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Etu groohhavcn Sradrr. The Brookhaven Leader.
^TT^imnna. Standing advertisements. *• I -Tiicz--f MU * not• *«ilnuii. . .|-J. Term-i. ixx Advancoi Ov* lorb ..92S9iim 1*2 25 One wftr...JJ TiW tncbf§.*••••• • J? w JJj %% 9$ itj ui.mlUs.1 ®® Foor InchH.. *« If u ‘.t ml MM) _ Five In. be*... ! £ ?, X ? » 5 5 ror t '*!££• ee.... BY B. T. HOBBS. A GOVERNMENT IN THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE. **.00 PER ANNUM. t?fKSrSTT3»^SS line !.»i flr-» Imnrtkm; live cMnte• M lor _ _JV * each m 1 betnmow 1 iiwMtiOM. 1 Bil® ( # W|jeB intent^. ^»«»,e„centsmune»o,e.cbVOLUME IV. BROOKHAVEN, MISS., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1H80. NO. 40. SAVE MONEY! BY PVUCIIASlNtJ AT POWELL'S Cheap Cash House, WKST SIDE RAILROAD AVENUE, SROOEHAVEN, - MISS. THE BEST AND FRESHEST Fami y Oroesrles, CANNED GOODS, Fruits &. Vegetables ALWAYS ON HAND, At Roclc Rollout Prices. A. LEW ENT HAL, Jr., /Vttornoy sit IjIim, UROOKIIAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. Will practice in the court* of Lined* • ml adjoining conn tie*. O'/tick—At tbo Storm building. "AT C. McNAlRT" Al lorinn :»t I ^it BROOKIIAVKN, MISSISSIPPI. Will practice in the court* of Lincoln and adjoining counties and in the Supreme and Federal Courts at Jackson. g7s. mcm i llanT" A(toi*m\v sit I jaw AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, BROOKHaVF.N, MISSISSIPPI. Special attention given to Probate an<t Chancery business, ami the Collection ol Claims in Lincoln ami Lawrence counties. \V. R. SPENCER, Attoi'iicy «t IjRw, BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. Will practice in ell the courts of Lincoln and adjoining counties. Office—At the Storm building. H. IT. Tnojfpsov, J. 8. Skxtoic Brookhaven. Mist. Hazlohurst, Miss. THOMPSON & SEXTON, Attorneys nt Law Brookhaven and Hazlehurst, Miss. (Address at either place.) Solicit practice in Lincoln. Copiah and adjoining counties, and in Supreme and federal Couits. aprill-Xy DR. J. W.BEN NETT, Physician and Surgeon, BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. Office—Daughtry & Smylie’s Drug store. __ drT eTjTbowenT Physician and Surgeon, BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. Office—Daughtry & Smylie’s Drug store. _ DR. J. O. FRIL.ICK, DE53VTIST BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. Teeth extracted without pain, by use of Inujpiiu^ ^as, and ali work done alter mosi approved methods of file Dental lVofession Dentai. Rooms—Cherokee Street, East side of the Railroad. _ J. B, DAUCHTfnr, Insurance Agent, BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI. IIPPIXESENTS Homo of New Yo k, assets. Ftn nix of Brooklyn. “ . , w .>»t Pho nix of Hartford. tl . Factors an !'J rude*r.« of N. O.. assets New < r.eaiiS lus. Ass eaten “ Mi>g!R<* opi honiD, Vicksburg1, capital E ,uliabk* of Mer.dian, “ I'd no In-ures country anil city property. Gin Homes and s earn .‘-aw Niills at reasonable »• 1 ' S___ LIVERPOOIi -AND LONDON AND GLOBE Int-mnriK'O Co., I he oldest and most reliable Company In the world, is represented by J. WARREN, Cireut Clerk. If you wish to Insure you property, call aud see him ut his office HAM UGHTFOOT, THE OLD RELIABLE OF iSROOKHAVKN, Ebb still be found in his neat little shop o I rout titreet, aiwavs ready to serve hi Pinions up after the n.ost approved fas! Ion of the Tonsortal Art. THIS PAPER EkdEI Newspaper Advertising Bureau’ tlO Bpruo t vu g roc t r B r u may NEW YORK Tories OF TIIE DAT. Nowa from Everywhere. Chart.es Francis Arams was buried at Quincy, Mass., on the 23d. Princess Beatrice, wife of Prince Henry of Battenberg, gave birth to a son on tlio 23 I. An agreement has been signe 1 between the warring express companies, and rates ere restore 1. The session of the Cabinet on the 23d was devoto 1 to consi (oration of the Pres ident’s forthcoming message. —---^ Herreut M. Hoxie, first vice-president of the Missouri Pacific railway Company died at New York on the 231. -• The Canadian Government has ordered that no vessels bo allowed to pass through the Welland canal on Sundays. A member of London coinpani-s have decided to sell their lends in the north of Ireland on easy terms to tenants. —1— • O'Ho nov A \ Rorsa has been retire 1 from leadership of the Fenian Brotherhood, and l)r. Hamilton Williams succeeds him. -•——— The London St'rvlirl considers the ap pointment of Kir Robert Hamilton to the Governorship of Tasmania a sign that Kir Michael Hicks-Beach is weak anl irreso lute. The will of the late Margarets K. Lewis, of Philadelphia, which was admitted to probate on the 2fith, bequeaths over £200, 000 to religious and pliilanthropical pur poses. ---« Tnr Liverpool Chamber of Commerce denounces the action of the British Gov ernment. in giving tlio carriage of tlio American mails to “subsidize 1 foreign steamships.” .-• For killing his wife Chandler K. Wells was convicted of murder in the first de gree at Ann Arbor, Mich., on the 22 I, and was immediately sentenced to Ktate pi Ison for life. It is officially declared that Itosairc, in the Argentine Republic, is infected witli chrlsra. Several points in the country along the I!i a do la Plata are supposed to be also intected. A r.VvQn was in circulation in New York on tlie 221 that ex-Alderman Fnll grnft, whose testimony proved him to be n perjurer, had committed suicide, but it lacked confirmation. United States Distp.ict Attorney Stone, of Pennsylvania, has written a letter to the President asking to bo rein stated in his position, denying that he neglected his duties. --» The bills of the House of Representa tives f< r draping the Capitol with mourn ing on the occasions of both (Jranl’s and Hendricks’ death remain unpaid for want of an appropriation. Pis hop Whipple had a medal struck at the Usite l States mint at Philadelphia, and has presented it to Engineer Thomas I.ittle, of Portage, Wfs., in recognition of his bravery in saving life at the Rio dis aster. 1 he Italian faster Merlatti is sai l to be still vivacious, but ho stiTors from pain in the stomach, and has terrible dreams at night. He will, if he succeeds in his present experiment, have no desire for a repetition. --—• It is stated at Rome that ?Igr. Stranfero, who carried tiio hats to Cardinals Gibbons and Taschereau, will be sent to England to negotiate with the British Government for a renewal of diplomatic relations with the Vatican. -— .Tpdc.k Scott, of the Illinois Supreme Court has granted a supersedeas in tbo Chicago Anarchist cases, which stays their execution until the full bench of the Supreme Court can pass upon the points raised in their behalf. The Government announcement of im portant now ge ld discoveries in Australia has. caused a general revival in the in I dustries of the colony. Owing to recent i rains in New South Wales the largest crop ! in inanv vears is exneete 1. Ex-Governor Phelps of Missouri, who di-'d receully iu St. Louii, served nineteen consecutive years in Congreis, during which time he made himself conspicu ously useful, not only to his own constitu ency, hut to the enliro West Thos. Smith was convicted at F.oyno City, Mich., on the 2151 of murder in the first degree. The location of a road through the farm of Niles Anderson caused n dispute, and resulted in the shooting of Anderson by Smith. -• The jury in the celebrated English case of Charles W. Adams against his father in-law, Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, for libel and defamation of character, return ed a verdict on tiie 2oth iu favor of the de fendant on the ground of privileged com munication. _ While T. IC. Stevens and son. twenty years of age, were tilling a drill-hole in the Plutis mine, near Idaho Springs, Col., with giant powder on the 2J 1, the charge exploded, killing tha sou instantly. The father was so badly injured that he died subsequently. Cholera has been officially declared Jto exist iu Cor lova, South America, where live cases and three deaths were reported on the 2.'!d inst. In Koasario there have been twenty-one cases and eight deaths. Tliero have been also three or four cases in Buenos Ayres. __ Commodore Schlxt, chief of the Bu reau of Equipment, in his annual report, urges the necessity for two modern-make steam cruiser training ships, on the ground that it is only on such vessels that the training necessary for modern war fare can be given. _ Dn. John Hancock Douglass, who at tended General Grant during his last ill ness, has been suffering recently from nervou . prostration. His friends hnve ad vised him to take a tripfor his health, an l th« doctor has decided to travel through the Southern States. Three Russians living near Roscoe Dak., while going home on the night of the ifilb,'found a bottle by tbe roadside whicu they supposed to contain alcohol, and drauk it. It proved to be aconite and ab of them died from the effects. The names have not been learned. PERSONAL AND GENERAL. A general revolt of the natives of Southeast Africa against the Portuguese authorities is reported in progress. Senator Edmcnds Is to inaugurate a war on the Administration for not en forcing the Civil-Servico law to suit him. Baldwin Gardiner, president of the Pacific Stock Board at San Francisco, and n leading stock broker of the city, has dis appeared. His liabilities are supposed to be about *200,000, mostly to customers. Suit has been brought against tho Ohio State Journal Publishing Company for .*.10,000 damages by I)r. C. B. Montgomery, of St. Louis, for allege 1 libel. Letters making suggestions as to a more permanent lias's for National banks are being received from all parts of the country by tlie Comptroller of the Treas ury. Dates have been fixed by Indian Com missioner Atkins for hearing what St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City and New York have to say regarding the rotnova of the Indian warehouses from New York to a point further west. The Marine Hospital Bureau is officially advised of tho prevalence of cholera in Buenos Ayres. Italy desires European concert in main taining peace on the basis of the Berlin treaty and the independence of the Balkan States. This Ghilz-i rebels recently defeated the Ameer of Afghanistan’s troops, and under the influence of religious fanatics the rebellion is spreading. IIev. Joseph Parker, D. D.,of London, strongly opposes the inclusion in the Lib eral party platform of a plank favoring church disestablishment. Sip. Chaiu.es DiLKEsays he will shortly bring another suit to establish his inno cence in connection with the Crawford divorce svand il. The Comptroller of the Currency has authorized the California National Bank of Nan Francisco to commence business with a capital of tf-iOO.OOb Application for a supersedeas, in the cases of the convicted Chicago Anarch ists, was made to Juslice Scott, of tho Il linois Supreme Court, at Bloomington, 111., on the 21 i. A slight fire occurred in the interior of the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World on the 25th fl, m Act.pnL.oi. «PPoe(a,1 ttnof I’.OCCott Neb., last week for murdering bis wife and throwing the remains in a well, con fessed the crime on the 23 1. He says he quarrelod with her because she would not consent to the sale of stock to pay debts. Levi Stackpool, aged nine years, was killed by a calf at Auburn, N. Y., on the 23d. He was holding the animal by a rope which, in play.be had tiel around his neck. The calf started off, threw the boy down ard dragged him until death resulted from strangulation. Clement Snydek, proprietor of a beer garden, committed suicide by shooting at Ti'Iln, O., a, the 25th. Two CHILDP.EN named Meisnl were caught in the recent blizzard near Man dan, Dak., and were frozen to death. Erastus Brooks, the veteran editor, died at his home on Staten Island, N. Y., on the 25th. The forces of the Ameer of Afghanistan are gradually quelling the revolt of the Ghilzais. A special train left St. Louis on the 25th loaded with employes of the Gould system to atiend tlie funeral of the late II. M. Hoxie atDes Moines, la. A great gale occurred on Lake Michigan on the 25th, resulting, however, in little loss to shipping, as the navigation season is abont over. A skven-foot vein of ooal has been struck at Omaha. Neb. Five men wore instantly killed by the explosion of the boiler of the tugboat Sun beam, at New- York, on the 25th. Secretary Whitney is represented as being especially well pleased with the I i Is for the new cruisers. New Orleans lire in-uranco companies have formed a combination and ad vanced rates from ten to fifteen per rent. President Cleveland's message is said to be well along toward completion, the principal i orlion being now1 in type. A MOTION, largely reducing military pensions, has been adoptod by the French Cham! er of Deputies. The body of William Gaul, of Indiah np IIS, jri'l., WUW n US 1UM IM UIU wus near Ashland, Wis., on the 21s’, wasfound on the 25th. Judge Turner of the Federal Court at Fan Antonio, Tex., held court on the 25th (Thanksgiving Day) and excited much criticism thereby. Some New Orleans people are making a fight on Consul-General Porch at tlie City of Mexico, the apparent object being to get in a man of their own. It develops that Iowa opposition to Col onel James O. Broadhead is at the bottom of the fight against the bill creating the new Federal circuit of Missouri and Min nesota. The Governor of Aleppo, in Asiatic Turkey, recently disarmed and arrested an Armenian who attempted to assassin ate him. Harry Burkshaw, a fireman, was killed in a collision on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh road, twenty-four miles from Pittsburgh, on the 25th, several other per sons being injured at the same time. The heirs of the late Baron Rothschild, of Frankfort, will construct a public mu seum in which will bi exhibited the Rothschild art collection, the richest in the world. Judge Noah Davis, sitting in the Court of Oyer and Terminer in New York on the 25th, discharged the jury in the case of John Lehman, who is charged with hav ing killed his wife by throwing her out ol of a window, the jurors being unable to agree. At the last ballot they stood 11 to 1 in favor of acquittal. The sugar experiments conducted by the Department of Agriculture at Fort Scott, Kas., have resulted in a great dis appointment to the advocates of the ear benatation theory. Colonel Huston, cha rman of the In diana Republican Slate central commit tee, in an iatervisw at Dallas, claimed the Legislature of his State for his party, and said that Harrison would be the Sena tor. There were 189 failures in the United States during the seven days ended the 2tJtb. John Cavanaugh, of Jersey City, N T., has been held for trial for the murde ’df Patrick Hayden. I Dublin is agitated with the wildest ru mors relating to the Governuieat’s jpte ions. A rcn on the German Savings Bank at Davenport, la., on tbe 2l!!h caused some excitement in that city, but it was coun teracted by heavy deposits hy its friends, Lawrence BkthCne, of Amargo, N. M., hns been sent to the penitentiary for robbing tbe mails. Investigation shows that the Conti nental Hotel fire at Chicago, on the 2.*>tb, was tbe work of incendiaries. The build ing was fired In six places. John Mallory, a Missouri Pacific sec tion foreman, was killed at Leavenworth, Kas., on the 2">th, by walking off a trestle work. An agreement lias been entered Into be tween German and English steamship companies whereby emigrants’ rates will be advanced. St. Loris ranks seventh among the cities of the country in special letter de livery business for the past year. A wealthy citizen of Birmingham, Mich., was lately the recipient of a letter from the Cuban shaipers who swindled the Philadelphians. The inside history of the packers’ strike, as published at Chicago, places Master Workman Butler in ti e unenviable posi tion of having worked the strike for po litical advancement. A NUMBER of German Socialists who took part in n public demonstration have been sentenced at Berlin to various terms of imprisonment at hard lnhor. A SYSTEM of weather service similar to that of the Government is to be estab lished by the Union Pacific Railroad Com panv all along its lines. Extensive preparations are being made for the celebration of tbe sixty-fifth an niversary of the independence of the Isth mus of Panama. Herman Blickendorfer, whose home was at Lebanon, Mo., while out with a surveying party in Oregon, on the 2.‘>th, was killed by tbe accidental discharge of a pistol. Proceedings have been commenced against John Dillon, M. P., for his utter ances on the rent question in a speech de livered at Woodford, Ireland, on October 18. The Winn Parrish (La.) court-house burned on the 2(Ith with all the records. About ono-half of the damage claims growing out of the Rio disaster have been settle l by the Chicago, Jldwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Compntiy. It is reported that the Poo family, who were thought to have been burned to death in Knox County, Ky., a month ago, were in reality murdered by a neighbor and his wife. The crime w as witnessed bv their young son, who has (old all about it. It is intimated that Secretary Manning, in his report, will recommend a two per cent, refunding bond for the benefit of National banks wishing to continue their circulation. Abies Gridley, aged four years, fell upon u stove during the absence of her mother at Akron, O., on the 20th, and was so severely burned that death ensued shortly. Robert Hill shot and killed his bro ther, Tony, at Atlanta, Ga., on the 20th, and then, placing the pistol to his own temple, killed himself. Tho trouble was caused by whiskey. Mrs. Charles Smith met with a horri- : ble death at Charlotte, Mich., on the 20th. While working about tho house her cloth ing caught fire and she was burned to a crisp. A most remarkable haul of fish was j made at Peoria, 111., on the 20th hy Walters & Co. At one haul of tho sein they brought in 35,000 pounds of fish. The largest three were cat-fish, weighing to gether sixty-fivo pounds, the largest weighing forty pounds. The entire catch was shipped to Kansas City. ■ .. ■ LATE NEWS ITEMS. The postoffice at Conway, Ark., was eu_ ti red by burglars on tbe night of the 27th, who robbed the safe of a considerable sum of money. Four registered letters, con taining several hundred dollars, were also taken. The Bureau of Statistics reports the value of our imports for tho year ending October 31st at •■>(>50,40!),770, against f.572, 137,378 for the preceding twelve mouths, and the experts at 1607,020,863, against 1710,072,017. Everything is said to he booming in Sheffield, Ala. Strangers are constantly arriving, and operations in real estate are brisk. The sales on the 27th amounted to 123,000. Congressman Catching*, of Missis sippi, i.s preparing a very important bill, which lie will introiluco immediately upi n the assembling of Congress, providing b r the protection of owners and masters of inland steaii ere, to tie eutilied “An inland marine shipping bill.” Tun Socialists of New York were elated ■m the 27th over the action of Judge 8tm e in granting a stay of proceedings to the Chicago Anarchists, but their jubilations did not take the shape of a public demon stration. Fire at Duluth, Minn., on the 27th, de stroyed 880,000 bushels of grain, together with several luildiugs. The aggregate loss is $84(1,010. It is stated that the revenue from the tax on oleomargarine which wont into ef fect on the 1st of November, will amount to $100,000 for the month. S. S. II. Clarke, formerly manager of the Union Pacific ruilroud, has been ap pointed as first vice-president of the Mis souri Pacific railroad, vice H. M. iloxlo deceased. The municipal council of Paris has re quested United Slates Minister McLane to intercede with the Governor of Illinois in behalf of the condemned Anarchists ol Chicago. In the reefut blizzard in Mon'nna the loss of stock w as immense. Whole Bo- Us of sheep have been lost and prcsumal ly perished. Return* to the Marine Department, Ottowa, show that the stoim which swept all the lakes ou 17th and l*tb wa terribly disastrous. Thirty-seven live were lost and thirty three vessels, worth $039,100, were wrecked. The corn crop of (he country this year is said to be 1,050,000,000 bushels. The same authority gives the coutump ion as more than this, namely: 1*0,0 0,0 0 bushels used in liuniau food, 024,000,00 for working animals, 2 >,000,000 (or seed 100,000,000 for the production of spirits ami glucose, 05,000,000 for export, and 9 VI,CO), 00) for tbj fond of meat producing animals. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS, It Is stated that some of the wealthiest taxpayers in Wvthe County, Va., have purchased coupons and propose to use them in the payment of their State taxes. Francis Darnell and his seventeen-year old son visited Gritlin, On., the other day, and crowds followed them. The father is four feet four inches tall, and the son three feet and one inch. The French and Eversole factions in Parry County, Ky., had a battle at Hazard n few days ago, where one man was killed, when it was agreed that all differ ences be left to arbitration. Miss Jetinie Lamar, daughter of Secre tary Lamar, is to appoar in Washington soviet}' Ibis winter. She is described as a typical Southern 1 eauty, tall, graceful and of pleasant address. By authority from the Attorney-Gen eral of the LTnited States, Marshal Jehu Carroll offers $.ViO reward for the arrest and delivery at Fort Smith, Ark., of Joo Stulzer, charged with complicity in the murder of Th oraas and John Mahoney cu February 16, 1886, in the Cherokee Notion. His accomplice, Patrick McCarty, is now in jail at Fort Smith under sentence of death for this murder, the execution to take place January 14, 1887. T. J. Boasso, formerly chief of aids in Now Orleans, under sentence of fourteen years’ imprisonment for forgery, and John Souiat, of St. Landres Parish, under life sentence, escaped from the penitentiary at Baton Kouge a few nights ago by break ing through (he wall of the hospital into the cotton factory and thence making their way through a large gate. They were undoubtedly assisted by some one outside, ns the hinges on the gate had been wrenched from the bricks of the wall from the outside. A syndicate has been formed to build a railroad from Memphis to Nashville, Tenn. John Davis, a negro, was lynched by a mob at Randolph, Ala., a few days ago, his offense having been a criminal assault on a wh ite lady. Jacob Maas, of Cocbrau, On., has as signed, with liabilities between $40,000 and $50,000 and assets about the same amount. colonel 1,1 ward ts. Jones, prominent at Gettysburg, nml Department Commander of the O. A. K. for Tennessee and Georgia, died at Nashville a few nights ago. Mr. McGee, who was elected to the Georgia Legislature bv the farmers of Murray County, has introduced a bill lim iting mercantile profits on the necessities of life to fifteen per cent, under severe penalties. The measure lias some chance of pnssing the House. A switch engine in the yard of the In ternational & Great Northern at Houston, Tex., cut oif the foot of John Ityan, a well known railroader. Amputation of the lower portion of the leg was necessary. He was sent to the Missouri Pacific Hos pital at Palestine. The lawyers of Nashville, Tenn., have offered the Lawyers’ stake, of tfl.UOh, to be run for at the spring meeting of the Nash ville Blood-Horse Association. The race is for three-year-olds, and the distance is one and one-sixteenth miles. C. F. Ilfrey, a well-known German citi zen of Harris County, Tex., was found dead in liis room a few days ago. He was a country merchant for a long time, and finally became proprietor of the Arlington j Hotel, a railway house. Mhe cause of his j death is not known. The final survey for th e extension of the j Memphis & Charleston railroad from j Stevenson, Ala., to Chattanooga, Tenn., | is in progress. As soon as the survey is i completed it is believed the work will be I commenced. The colored people of Owensboro, Ky., I some lima since made a proposition to the ] State Educational Board offering fifte'’n j acres of land, worth $1,A00, or $5*)0 cash, in return for the establishment in that city i of the State Colored Normal School. Col- ! onel J. O. Hodges, of Lexington, visited j Owensboro recently to select a location 1 for the school, and work will be begun at or.ce. A petition, signed by cigbty-eigbt citi zens, has been presented to Attorney-Gen eral Cunn ingham, of Louisiana, praying him to take proceedings before the Su preme Court for the removal from office of Judge Honry E. Lazarus, of Division, E, Civil District Court, in New Orleans. I The petition charges him with nenfeas- j ance, mis feasance, gross misconduct, in competence-. abuse of judicial power, etc. j R. G. Thomas & Codoalers in dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, at Brownsville, Tenn., made an assignment j a few days ago. Their liabilities are , placed at $£0,000, due mostly to Memphis j firms; assets $I0,000-in stock and $10,000 in accounts. The firm is composed of It. ft. Thomas and T. E. Glass, the latter of whom is the principal stickholder of the Brownsville Furniture Company. A north-bound freight on the Mobile & Ohio railroad, while passing an unlocked i sw itch in leaving Mobile a few days ago, 1 worked the switch open and two cars and a caboose were ditched. Of the four per sons in the caboose, one, a brakeman, j jumped and escaped. Conductor Frazer was thrown out the door and fell on the sidewalk, breaking his hipbone. W. E. \ Cole, president of the Cole Pole Road En- j gine Company, of Richmond und Nash ville, had his foot crushed and log injured i by a box falling on it. The North Georgia Metbogist Confer- 1 ence has just completed an important special session. Rev. Joseph Jones, a brother of the celebrated evangelist, Sam j Jones, went to Ringgold some time since and began a revival. He used the vilest pulpit language to a mixed congregation, which fairly set his hearers wild with in dignation. His conduct was reported to the conference, which has denounced the minister in the severest terms. He will not be allowed to preach in that district again until the General Conference of the State disposes of the chargest against him. Christmas will soon be here. In Virgiuia amateur sportsuieu are learning to shoot wild turkeys an l other large game with medium-sized rifles. They find it less trouble to shoot the game several hundred yards distant with a rifle than employing the old, elaborate plan of blinds, and of creepiug within a few feet of game with an old-fashioned shotgun. The returns of the recent election in Georgia for members of the Fiitieth Con gress show that cut of an average voting poputatiou of 200,000 but 57,377 votes were cast in anv one of the Congrejsioual di •• trlota. THE DEADLY DAMP. Another I'ennxy!vanla Foal Aline Horror— An Kx|»:o«ioti lloricx Over Fifty Afen. \Y ii.keskakiik, I’a., Nov. 26.—Shortly »ficr tlie miners ami laborers entered the I'onyngham shaft this mornipg an explo tion of eas took place. Between twenty »nd thirty miners aie said to bo killed, Iradly burned or seriously Injured. This shaft is known to contain considerable gas nut Is owned and operated by tho Delaware A. Hudson Coal Company. Tho explosion occurred in a shanty al the foot of the shaft, wlneli was occupied hy the lire boss. No work was lone yesterday, consequently there was a larger quantity of gaa than usual in lire shaft. The men are neiv being removed from the pit and taken to their homes or to the hospital in ambulances amt wagons. I.ATKi: DISPATCH. The accident in tho Coyngtiam shaft oc curred at ten minutes past seven this morn ing, while tl>e men were getting ready to to to work. About fitly met:, miners and laborers, were sitting at the foot of the | shaft awaiting for the inside boss when a | terrible explosion took place. Only three or four, as far as can be as certained. escaped without injury. Most j of the men were sent to their homes at mice ami as they are scattered far and near, | longdistance* from the shaft, no account of the result of the injuries at this writing can | bo obtained. It is known, however, that several, possibly twelve or fifteen, will d o, olhets will be scarred and maimed j for life. The disaster was caused j hy Cornelius Boyle, a mine j laborer, who stepped into a worked out chamlier which was tilled with gas with a lighted lamp in his hat. Boyle w ill die. Many mules were killed and wounded. The damage to the inside workings of the shaft is great. Fire Bosses William Williams and William Evans are repotted fatally burned. There is gie.it excitement in and about the shaft. TEKKIBI.E SCENES. Wii.ki siiAitiiE, Pa.. Nov. 27.—The scene at the Cony tig lie. m colliery while the injured men were being taken from (lie shaft was terrible. A crowd of several hundred per sons had gathered at the mouth of tho shaft, among them the wives, mothers and daughters of the injured men. As they were taken out of the pit they were brought to the engine house, and the women made desperate efforts to gain entrance. Their entreaties and frantic demonstrations of grier were tcrnnie, out mey were Kent out side the building while the blackened, seorched and bleeding victims were wrapped'in blankets soaked in oil. The floor of tlie eng tie bouse was covered will) writhing Imman forms so disfigured by the fire as to tie unrecognizable. As fast as possible they were taken to the hospital or to their homes, and so rapidly was the work done that by nine o'clock every one had been taken oat and carried away. The rrcovery of the following is believed to be hopeless: Hugh Sweeny, aged 27, laborer, unmarried; Edward Kerns, aged gy, laborer, unmarried; Kcliard Coulter, aged 2(3, miner, wife and family; Condy Shannon, aged 21, miner, wife and large family; Thomas O’Jiiien, aged KO, miner, wife nud large family; Cornelius Hoyle, aged 28, miner, wife and family, reported dead; John Cannon, aged 40, miner, wife and family; Christopher Bnmdage, aged 25, laborer, unmarried; Mich <el O'Brien, aged 20, laborer, unmarried; Daniel Ferry, aged 22, miner, wife and largo family ; John Dougherty, aged 81, laborer, unmarried; Denis McCabe, aged 40, miner, unmarried. HOW IT OCCTltltEI). While the miners were engaged in genial chats tiie thundering report of an explosion rang through the dark corridors and in a second the frantic men hurried to the foot of the shaft, all anxiously peering upward, .'n less time limit it takes to teli it the deadly gas flame circled around f heir heads and agoniz ng screams rent the air. Many fell at once in a heap, while others, less in jured, diopped on lliei’’ knees ami put their blistered beads into the stream of water that ran along the gangway. The tact that i the men were in such close proximity to Hie j shaft rendered their removal to the surface an expeditious nutter. In two hours ail were safely taken up. As they came up to j the surface, two or three at a time, the liorroistr.eken crowds at the month of the shaft peered anxiously at the faces of Hie' men. It was impossible to recognize any ! of them »t that time. In some instances | tiie skin had been ripped off in masses, . leaving the purple flesh exposed, which in tinn was begrimed with coal dirt to an extent that nu de tne facial disfigurement horrible to look at. As each man was lifted from tlio cage a thick blanket was thrown completely over him and lie was hurried away to one of Hie neighbor ug offices. Some were taken to their homes. All sorts of conveyances were sent to the scene. It was a cruel sight to see many of j Hie sufferers passed into common coal eaits j and jolted over rickety roads and pavements. ' MEXICAN REFORM. ri»e *>\stem of the States Collecting Im port Duties on Goods iu Trauslt Abol Islied. City ok Mexico, Xov, 27.—Au Impor tant economic reform was formally pro claimed yesterday. A movement lias been going on for some time for putting an end to Hie system of taxation whereby tho i States collected duties on national ana for eign merchandise in transit through their respective territories, a system which has been pronounced by railway managers more harmful to the development of the internal commerce of the country than any other plan that could have been devised. In May last a constitu tional amendment was submitted to the States forbidding the Imposition of transit duties, import duties on products of other States and on the exportation of merchan dise, either manufactured articles or pro ducts of the soil. The amendment also forbids tho Slates to assign special routes for the conveyance of coo Is of native origin, as lias heretofore been done; also to put a higher duty on foreign goods than will be fixed by federal law. It is expected that Con gress will fix a uniform tax of five per cent, ad valorem. This amendment having been adopted by the majority of the Mates lias received the sanction of both chambers or Congress and was proclaimed iu tiie usual form, being read in various points in the city and copies of it posted on walls. Tho ceremony took place lie'.ween nine o’clock and noon yesterday, troope forming part of the official proces sion through Hie city. Kxpccte * Default. Philadelphia, Xov. 27.—There is a good deal of talk in financial circles over the announcement by tho Heading railroad receivers that they will default on the in terest on the consolidated mortgage bonds due December I. It is said that instead of the bondholders joining in the foreclosure suit, they w.ll demand redress from the court in another way. There is also some prospect that ihe court will be asked to re strain the payment of further iuterest on the floating debt. The difference* in the hoard of reconstruction trustees have. It is said, inci cased, ‘and a report prevails that they have come to a dead lock on the reor ganization plan. A TERRIBLE DEED. Religion* Kirllfmrnl End* In Insanity nnd M n rder. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 2ft.—A spec ial dispatch from llavensville, a small town in Jackson County, eighty-five miles west of here, tells of a revolting crime com mitted near that place last Wednesday night. A young farmer named Kiiodes Clements while going home from prajer meeting witli auother farmer named Samuel Gordon, suddenly be came insane and killed the latter with a club. Not returning home, a search was commenced for Clements and he was found some distance from the road sitting beside ttie body of the man he had mur dered eating his heart, lie had cut off the head from Gordon’s body and had torn out the heart, lungs aud liver and was devour ing them. Clements was secured and is now in jail, a raving maniac. DETAILS. Leavenworth. Kan., Nov. 27.—Inspect ing the horrible story of cannibalism and murder Coin llavensville, the following particulars are given: Jtev. Bailiff, of llavensville. lias been conducting a religious revival at the Buck’s Grove Church for several days, aud there has been consider able interest manifested, and a laige num ber united with tlie church. Among otiiers who piofessed conversion on last Sunday evening was Ithodes Clements, a man about thirty years of age. At tlie time, heshowed considerable excitement which gave rise to suspicion tiiat his mind was somewhat un balanced. He, however, appeared perfectly sane during Monday, n,'.again Monday night at church he appeared to be unduly exercised. Tuesday, however, lie seemed all right. Tuesday evening lie was on hand again at the chuich, and on this occasion appeared to completely lose iiis mind ami became perfectly wild, so much so as to seriously disturb the meeting. After the meet ing lie and Mr. Samuel .Gordon started off together and passed the place where Clements lived. Mr. Simeon Beach, fearing that something was wrong, followed them and attempted to speak to them, but they evaded him by turning east. Mr. Marts then followed them, or attempted to, but they managed to evade him and got out of Ins sight. He, however, came up with them a half hour later, about a niiie east of tlie church, and found Clements had Gordon down on the ground tearing him like a wild beast. Seeing tne frenzy that possessed the maniac, ami saiisneu inai me victim was already dead, lie did not dare, single-handed, to interfere; but hastened away tor assistance. In a few minutes lie returned with J. Dorcas, Samuel Clements and Charles llarrett, and together they took the maniac in charge, lie had fearfully mutilated his victim, having torn the flesh from his face and body and scattered it around over the ground. What seems strange and almost incredible is that the crazy man had no knife and had used none, but had so fear fully mutilated his victim with his hands and teeth. There was a dog along with him and it is possible that the dog may have helped the madman in the terrible work, as it, as well as Clements, was cov ered with blood. The victim of this fear ful tragedy is a man over sixty years of age and lias been a citizen of that neigh borhood for many years. He has for years been a religious enthusiast, and lias fre quently been called cranky on this subject. There are those who believe that on this fatal evening both men were crazy. They can only, on this theory, reconcile the strange fact that they persistently kept to gether and evaded those who would have taken them in charge. ADJUDGED INSANE. Holton, Ivan., Nov. ;i~.—lthode Clem ent, the madman who murdered Sam Gor don in the west part of the county Tuesday night, was yesterday adjudged insane in the Probate Court, and will be sent to the asy lum at Topeka in a day or two. News comes to this city that two more men bad gone crazy in that neighborhood, the result ol' the religions excitement prevailing. THAT POLICE SCANDAL. Dissatisfaction With the Decision of the District Commissioners—The l'resirieut'a Views. Washington, Nov. 10.—The decision of the District Commissioners in the police scandal case continues to excite a great deal of comment Disagreement with the ver dict and dissatisfaction witli the dismissal of Lieutenant Arnold are heard everywhere. On one point there seems to be a pretty general agreement in public, and that is that Major Walker, however excellent in bis intentions and integrity, is not the proper person to fill the position of superintendent of po ice. Prior to the decision, members of Congress gen erally were quite indignant, and some threaten a Congressional investigation un less the Commissioners gave a satisfactory verdict, but the retirement of Major Walker seems to have amleased Congressional wrath, ami members are now apparently willing to let the matter drop. Colonel Laniout, tire President's private secretary, according to the Star last evening, is au thority for the statement that the President has lost no sleep on account of the police muddle. This remark was not intended, however, to convey the inn ression that the President took no interest in tire matter, but rather that he did not feel inclined to interfere either by expressing an opinion relating strictly to District affairs. The Critic on the other hand, publishes au interview with a gentleman who bad talked with the Chief Magistrate, and reports him saying: “The President takes a deep in terest in the matter, and from the tenor of the conversation had with him this morn ing, 1 should not be surprised if there was a sudden upheaval at the Commissioners office. One tiling you may rest assured of and that is tins police force will be through ly overhauled and a reorganization per fected which will prevent any repetition ot the present scandal.” 4 > .— KttVcts of a Sliock. Buchanan’, Mich., Nov. 26.—Several weeks ago the body ot a man was picked up near the depot in this city. It was supposed to be that of Beardsman, a Ber rien County farmer, who was away, amt | word was sent to his wife. Beardsman | was not the victim, but when lie returned | to Ills home to-day be found his wife’s ' black hair changed to snow white aud her 1 mind shattered so she did not know him. llie identity ot the body lias uot yet been I discovered. l’he Collegial!*. i Princkton, N. J., Nov. 26.—After the j foot ball game here yesterday, many of the ! collegians became intoxicated aner reach j in^the village and became involved in a liHt in the barroom of the Nassau Hotel. Several other fights occurred at other pails of the town and at the railroad station Kob ert S. Greene, Jr., Pr;ucton, I8S5, son of Governor-elect Greene, was knocked down : by a hacUiuan, who Jumped on him and in 1 Jmed him quite severely, one of ids anus j tiring broken in two places. The trackman has uot as yet been, arrested. A free fight j occurred at the depot between Princeton 1 and Vale students, but was stopped t*eiwp j any one was hurt,