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VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1886 NO 21 if I! 1 - ' ' I i "A . ft : If FROM JACKSON. The Sentence of Bishop Affirmed by the Supreme Court. Special to Commercial Herald. Jackson, May 31. The case of Doc Bishop vs. the State of Mississippi, was today affirmed in the supreme court and July the third fixed as the date of execution. Bishop was convicted by the last term of the Calhoun circuit court for the murder of W. T. Wise, a Texas de tective, in October, 1884. Wise was led into ambush by Jim Bishop, broth er of the accused, who Induced Wise to believe he desired bis brother arrested. The killing of Wise was as cruel aod heartless a murder as ever stained the criminal records of this State. Be sides the murder of Wise, Bishop had killed others, one being Bob Lamar, at Dallas, Miss. He and brother were to that portion of the S'.ate in which they lived, what the James brothers were to the West perfect terror and the large reward offered for their arrest induced Wise to undertake to effect it. s Adjournment of the Supreme Court Col. Hooker's Appointments. T"LSpecial to Commercial Herald. Jackson, May 31 The supreme court adjourned today till the third Monday in October, having disposed of all cases on the docket. Hon. C. E. Hooker today publishes a list of appointments, as follows : Jackson, Wednesday night, June 2d. Clinton, Thursday, June 3rd. Bolton, Saturday, June 5th. Raymond, Monday, June 7th. Learned, Tuesday, June 8ih. Dry Grove, Wednesday, June 9th. i McNair, Jefferson county, Friday, : June 11th. ! Utica, Hinds county, Saturday, June 12th. Mai tin, Claiborne county, Monday, June 14th. Rocky Springs, Tuesday, June 15th. A Jackson Tragedy. Special to Commercial Heralu. Jackson, May 31.-E. C. T. Booth agia entered Jones' saloon this even ing, drew his pistol on John R'ciards, and was instantly shot and killed by Richards, who immediately gave him sou self up to the officers. Richards is the crtv on whom Booth fired about one 'yKyf week ago. Rooth was an Englishman . by biith and was a painter by trade, J and-had been a resident of Jackson J for a number of years. He leaves a f , widow. Supreme Court Decisions. Special to the Commercial Heraid. jackson, May 31. Andrew Morris vs. Francis Morris ; Chas. Collins vs. State; Dock Bishop vs. State; John Smitb vs. David Walsh; Gale and Bow ling vs. Tajlor manufacturing Co.. and Gullett, gin Co.; N. G. Earhart vs. State; T. J. Morris vs. L. It. lnman and Jerry Singleton, and Wm. Rey nolds vs. State, were all affirmed. The Supreme court adjourned sine die today. The Richards-Booth Tragedy A Convict Killed by Lightning The Railroad Commission Agrees on aClasslflcatlon of Freights. Special to Commercial Hoiald. Jackson, June 1. Latt nigtt John Richards shot and killed h. I. Knnth. a nainter of tais city, in the '"voar room of Jones & Richards. Tnere O : ,.,,..... i kill. are vanuua i uiiiuia(uuuuct L-iug tuo fin ing, some IU1UK It jusuuaiiie auu others murder. It seems thattheie ar no witnesses to the affray. Jones.one of the proprietors of the bar, havi ig, as he btates, saw the trouble brewing auAstepped out just previous to t if ah.iAtinu. The two men had a dilli-' culty a few days ago, in which Baitb shot at Ricnaras witn a snoi The litter returning the with a pistol. They had gun. lire made friends, however. An ex aminaiijnby surgeons todBy disdosed the fact that the ball entered the back of the bead and from its range must have been fired when Booth was down. There was an abrasion on the forehead as if Booth had been struck a heavy blow. These facts contradict the tUtement of Richards, that Booth was trying to shoot him when he fired in self-defense. Richards is in jail and will have a judicial examination to morrow before Mayor McGill. A convict named Llddell, from Marshall county, was killed yesterday evening by lightning while working in the field of Col. Hamilton. Several others near were severely shocked. The railroad commission has agreed on a classification of freight tariffs which is to be uniform on all railroads in this State. The classification in the main is the one arranged by represen tatives of the various railroads. Such articles as cotton, flour, meats, corn, oats, lumber, fertilizers, etc., have been put in a sptclal class, so that .rates can be changed without effecting "other freights of the class to which they belong. Death at Clinton. Special to the Commercial Herald. Clinton, May 31. Julian Rice Todd, son of Dr. W. E. Todd, died after a brief illness last evening, and his re mains were laid to rest at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Acoumer irritant the lady ho prices everything and buys nothing. FROM VAZOO CITY. Crat9ful Parents Reward a Gallant Youth. Special to Commercial Herald. Yazoo City, May 31. Circuit court adjourned on Saturday last to June 8th, when the State docket will be taken up. The most important case is that of Dick Hudson, who, while in carcerated in the county jail for mur dering a fellow routter on a P, Line boat, killed Jno. Clarke, jiilor, while that official was endeavoring to pre vent his escape from jail. Judge Wharton was called to Jack son Friday last by the illness of bi wife, and Roscoe Barnett, E?q pre side'' in his absence with credit and abii y. The Rev. Bishop Janssens, of this Catholic diocese, has been in town for a few days past, preaching to large audiences yesterday morning and night. 1 wired you a few days ago of the narrow escape from drowning of young Sam James and his re.' cue by WalUr Wirtz. A sequence of young Wirtz's gal lantry was the presentation to bim, on Saturday, of a magnificent and costly gold watch and chain, by Col, and Mrs. Peter James, in token of their grati tude and appreciation. Young Wirtz, ECirce nineteen years of age, bore him self right valliantly in the brief desper ate struggle he had with the drowning bay. Losing his first hell upon young James, the latter tank, but Wirtz im mediuly dove and bringing hiin to the surface by the haic of his bead, brought him to the shore, where his presence of niiid served well in the means he took to resuscitate the apparently dead boy. The town is proud of the daring and humanity of young Wirtz, a modest, courteous young gentleman, and a steady, reliable business boy. Crops are again needing rain, both corn and cotton. Klng-Moseiy Marriage--Bad Stand of Cotton Reported Church Blown Down The Yazoo City Band and the Vlcksburg Fair As sociation. Special to commercial Herald. Yazoo City, Miss , June 2. R. D. King and Mi Allie Mosely, were married this evening at the residence of Mr. L. Linken, brother-in-law of the bride. Mi is Mosely is from Dan ville, Va. Bad stands of cotton are reported from various stclions of the county, attributable to the late drouth. Rain for the past three days. The wind storm oi Sunday last blew down a handsome new church struc ture just completed at Flora on the Y. & M. V. railroad. The citizens as sembled soon after the storm and raised five hundred dollars for rebell ing purposes. Great indignation is felt here by the Yazoo City band and our citizens at the refusal of the Vicksburg Fair As sociation t) pay the two hundred dol lars premium awarded the best band. The band deny the assertion of the Fair Association officials that the contest was declared off prior to the playing of the band and on account of the withdrawal of competing bands. Quite a correspondence has taken place between the band and the secretary of the association, but the latter remains firm in their refusal to pay the prizi. FROM JACKSON. Suit Instituted Against the Lessees of the Penitentiary to Recover $39,400 DuetheState TheTrlal of .Richards Progressing Jones Arrested as Accessory. Special to Commercial Herald. Jackson, June 2 Suit was institu ted t iday in the circuit court against the lesse'es cf the penitentiary for39. 400 due the State on lease of the peni tentiary for 1885. Col. Hamilton on part of tie lessees, refused to make payment in money, but is willing to settle as is required by lasses' contract, and as the settlements have been made heretofore. There is considerable dis pute between the authorities and the lessees as to the terms of the contract, and therefore the attorney-general brings this suit to settle the contro versy. This lease was entered into in 1880, and the lessees have annually paid any balance found due after de ducting for machinery and improve ments. There will be a long litigation before the suit 1b decided. The trial of John Richards, for the killing of E. C. T. Booth, night-before-last, in this city, has been in progress all day before Mayor McGill and a justice of the peace. Numerous wit nesses have been examined. The ar gument will' not be completed until late tonight. E. E. Baldwin is rep 'resenting the prosecution and Judge S. S.Calhoun and David Sheltonthe defense. Much interest is manifested, the court being crowded all day. J. J . Jones, partner of Richards, was today arrested as accessory to the murder. His trial begins tomorrow. Secretary Manning to Visit Hot Springs. Washington, June 2. It is under stood that Secretary and Mrs. Man ning will leave Washington Saturday afternoon for Hot Springs, where they will probably remain about a month. The Movements of the Hostlles. Tombstone, A. T., May 31. The hostiles, headed off from the reserva tion, seem to be doubling back to' So nora. The worst feature of the later movement to the country southwest of Nogales is that a number of miners and prospectors, who came in for safe ty, left again for their prospects and many of them may be waylaid and as sassinated on the trails or at the mines or cabins. Efforts continue to be made to entice scouts to take the place of Apaches. No success attended the at tempts to get the Papagoes to go out after the hosiiles. . Lieut. Stanton, of Gen. Miles staff, is now in New Mexico, enlisting Navajoes to act as scouts, trailers, etc. Capt. Frost was authorized by Gen. Miles to enlist a company of Gague or Pima Indians, tney to receive pay as reguhr soldiersf but to furnish their own horses. Capt. Frost managed to gather forty men, but was unable to procure horses for them at the rate si owed. Work has been suspended at the Copper Q leen mines, near Nogales, on account of Indian raids. Trie Maxwell Trial. St. Louis, May 31. The veterans of justice observed the holiday by con tinuing the Maxwell trial, ana the counsel for State by Introducing evi dence in rebuttal to the prisoner's test imony, which they think will prepare the alleged murderer for a grave which they hope may be decorated a year from the present time. The first wit ness called by prosecution was Morgue Superintendent Ryan. He testi fied that he, in company with Drs. Prewitt and Nidelet.and Mr. Clover, of counsel for the State, visited last Friday the cemetery in which Mr. Poller's body had been interred and exhumed the remains, a post mortem examination was made, and certain or gans referred to by Maxwell in his tes timony as diseased were removed and ttken to Doctor Brokaw's office. The body at the time was in good condi tion, better if anything than at the time when it was buried. The defense objected to testimony on this point, on the ground that the defense were kept in ignorance of the occurrence, and they had no representative t) see that the body from whish the organs were removed was really Preller's. The court overruled the obj ciion, and an exception was taken. An opportunity, however, was afterward given counsel to argue the qies'bn, and Mr. Fount leroy, of defense, spoke against ad mitting the testimony. THE OLD STORY. A Chicago Lawyer, With $40,000 In Money Belonging to Other peo ple, Supposed to be Rusticating In Canada. , Chicago. May 31. A morning pa per says, regarding the missing attor ney Geo. II. Leonard : "Hyde park has in all probability seen the list of Geo. II. Leonard, for all time to come. More does it 3eems probable that he is wandering over the country in a dazed, iidefinite sort of way, as has been given out. His relatives believe he i doub less in Canada, and if he is not there by this time, he ought to be. A rough estimate of his specula! im places the sum total of his thefts and liabilities at $10,000 and it is believed when all his victims have been heard from the amount will be more .rather than below that sum. It is certain that he has been carrying a very heavy loud for some time, and it is assert d that he has repeatedly been obliged to have his father-in-law, Capt. T. G. Butler, put up his cash in order to make good sums which he had diverted from their proper channels. Three Hyde Park policemen bought some residence lots, paying enough cash to secure them the warranty deeds and lifting a mortgage. Leonard arranged the deal, and since the men paid tim $1,700 to be app'ied upon the mortgage, not a cent of it has been so applied, and the poor policemen loose their hard-earned savings. One of their number sold out a portion of his purchase to the other, and when the buyer offered to pay him the purchase money, the seller refused to take it, and told him to turn it over to Leon ard, to be applied on his account. Of course this is also gone. What Leonard did with all tbie money is a mystery. It was supposed he had lost It in wheat, but a careful examination of his accounts reveals no checks or other records of a sum paid out to commission men. . Madison County Instructs for Barksdale, Special to the Commercial Herald. Canton, May 31. The Madison County Democratic Convention met today. One hundred delegates present, twenty from each of the five beats. Barksdale rectived a unanimous vote. Ten delegates were selected to attend the'DUtrlet nominating Convention at Jackson on September 1st, and wete 41 tructed to vote for Barksdale and use all honorable means to secure bis renominat ion to congress. To Consider the Law of 1802. Paris, June 2. The chamber of deputit s, by a vote of 290 to 250, has agreed to consider the repeal of the law of 1802, regulating the relations of church and Scate. THE CONFIRMING POWER. Cov. Hill, of New York, Sharply Criticizes the Action of the Senate Power to Confirm Appointments, New York, May 31 The New York Herald this morning publishes a four column interview with Gov, Hill. In the course of the interview the, governor spoke In regard , to the con firming power of senates," both State and national, as follows : "I have thought long and deeply on this whole question. I have considered it apart from any collision between myself and the senate of the State, but not with out consideration of the pretensions of the federal senate in its action against Mr. Cleveland and other presidents. The time has come for a thorough, sweeping and radical reform. The oligarchy and aristocracy in our national system are represented by the senate of the United States. The obstacle to hemo geneous and responsible administra tion in onr state system is the senate of each State. In both the pause of intolerable senatorial pretensions re sides in the confirming power. The remedy Is the immediate and total abolition of the confirming power. The substitute for it should be direct ex ecutive appointments, with full right in the executive to move for cause, as well as those whom he appoints. The senate, national or Sta'.e, has never been an intervener in this bus iness, except with bad results. Can yon give one instance? Half a century ago the federal senate for reasons of partisan rancor alone, rejected a great New Yorker as minister to England. The people elected him president as a rebuke to his rejectors. Half a decade ago the final result of the play of violent passion.s between the senate and the president, on the latter's selection of his own agents, was the assassination of the chief magistrate. The confirm ing power has been used always only to be abused. It does not reject bad men it rejects good men to keep bad men in. it does not work as a help or enlightenment to the president or government it works ,as a ball and chain on both. It makes.ln the federal senate , a , seties . cf as. many presidents as ther are representatives or states in t&at Dody,i t4...jJkL.eH aiura oiuae-uroKers ana executives me bondsmen of such office-brokers. The duty of executives i administrative. They should have the right to appoint and remove their agents in adminis tration. The business of senators is participation in legislation. They should be free to attend to it. Now they claim, in affect, to be assistant president and asslttant governor, and seek to make elected presidents and elected governors subject to them. Presidents are chosen by the people, indirectly, but really Federal senates are chosen by subsidiary elections in State legislatures. Senators are not amenable to public opin ion, for it cannot reach them. They use the confirming power to abuse it, to strengthen, and at times to enrich themselves, and that satire on all free and responsible governments, known as secret sessions, a menace and an abomination to decency and liberty. On the ruins of the courtesy of the senate let us build the rights of the people and crown them with the principlo of the freedom and responsi bility of the executive, whom they elect to do their will and who should have the power to do it through agents of the member select dby himself. I trust this will be made an issue by the Democratic party in its next national platform. Dominion Cruisers Watching Ameri can Fishing Vessels. Halifax, May 31. lhe schooner Amos B., from Carso, reports the Dominion fishery police boat L. How- lett cruising in that neighborhood. The American schooner; James A. Gar field, Fredrick Guning and Greenleaf hive been officially reported as having purchased bait within the Canadian limiti, as well as other vessels whose names have not been learned. It is understood that cruisers will atlemit to seize these vessels should they be met with. The Garfield la stated to have procured bait and ice in Bras D'Or Lake and the other two obtained theirs at Carso and Fox Island. Many American fishing schooners are be- jleved to be hovering about the Nova Scotlan coast, but their fears increase with the departure of each fishery pcruiser from the port. The White House Entirely Closed to Visitors, Washington, June 2 The White House was entirely closed to visitors today, and the usual afternoon drive by the president was dispensed with. Inside all was bustle and confusion for the wedding. Several express un loaded packages of various sizes at the main entrance and were at once removed from sight. Some were ad dressed to the president, some to Miss Folsom, some to Col. Lamont, and one to Mrs. Grover Cleveland. Most of them were undoubtedly wedding pres ents. ,' Cholera, Rome, June 2. There were thirty two new cases of cholera and twelve deaths from the disease at Venice yesterday. The Marriage of President Cleve land and Miss Folsom. Washington, June 2 About half- past 6 o'clock the wedding guests be gan to arrive, their carriages rolling up to the main door of the mansion through the great iron gate on Penn sylvania avenue. The first arrival was Secretary Lamar, at 6:39. He was closely followed by the Rev. Dr. Sun derland and wife, and during the next few minutes there came, in quick suc cession, Postmaster-General Vilas and wife, Mr. Wilson Brissell, Secretary and Mrs. Endicott, Secretary Bayard, Secretary and Mrs. Whitney, and Sec- i retary Manning and his wife. Remov ing their wraps in the State dining room all the guests proceeded to the blue-room; they were received by Miss Rose Cleveland. For a- few minutes the guests chatted gaily, but the con versation was quickly suspended. At 7:15 p.m., when a selected orchestra from the marine band, stationed In the carridor, struck up the famill.r strains of the weddiog march from Mendelssohn's "Midsummer's Night Dream," and all eyes were turned to the doorway to catch the first glimpse of the coming bride and' groom. Starting from the western corridor on the upper floor the president came slowly down to the western staircase with his bride bearing on his arm. They were unaccompanied even by biiJea malds who were awaiting her with other guests. Passing through the central corridor the bride and groom entered the Blue Room and took a po sition near the southern wall, which was completely hidden from tight by a mass of nodding palms, tropical grasses, and an endless variety of choice flowers. The massive chande lier threw a flood of mellow radiance upon the scene, and colors of massive banks of scarlet begonias and royal Jaequeninot roses mingling with the blue and silver tint cf the frescoed walls and ceiling gave a warm and glowing tone to the whole brilliant interior. The delicata ivory shades of the bride s wedding gown found an ex-, quisite setting in the masses of ciim son rosts immediately beyond. The president was in full evening dress, with turn down collar, white necktie, and white enameled studs.- A hush upon Ktha, i Biffi!l!hKfl as Or. Sunderland stepped forward to his position fronting the wedding couple. The Rev. William Cleveland, the president's brother, at his left hand. In a delicate tone of voice and with a deliberate utterance the doctor began saying a beautiful wedding service as follows: "For as much as we are assembled to observe the holy rites of marriage, it is need ful that we should seek the blessing of the Great God, Our Father, whose institution it is, and therefore I ask you now to follow me with reverent prayer to Him." After the prayer the doctor said: "If you desire to be united in marriage you will signify the same by joining your right hands " The groom and bride joined hands. "Grover," said the minister," "do you take this woman, whom you hold by the hand to be your lawful wedded wife, to live together after God's ordi nance in the holy estate of wedlock do you promise to love her, cherish comfort and keep her in sickness and in health.ln joy and sorrow and forsak ing all others, keep you only unto her, so long as you both shall live t (The groom) firmly "I do." Dr. Sunderland Francis, do you take this man whom you hold by the hand to be your lawful wedded hus band, to live together after God's or. dinance'in the holy estate of wedlock ;do you promise to lovehlm.honor, comfort and keep him in sickness and in health, in joy and sorrow, and forsaking all ethers, cleave you only to him so long as you shall live. The bride respond ed, in a low but clear voice, "I do." Dr. Sunderland, solemnly: "For as much as Grover and Frances have agreed and covenanted to live together after God's ordinance in the Holy estate of wedlock, and have confirmed this same by giving and taking a wed ding vow; therefore, in the presence of this company, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, I pronounce and declare that they are husbaad and wife, and what God hath joined together let no man put asunder." The Rev. Mr. Cleveland then pro nounced the following benediction: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve and keep you, and the Lord mercifully fill you with all temporal and all spiritual blessings and grant that you may so live together In this world, that in the world to come you may have life ever lasting, amen. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mrs. Folsom, showing traces of deep emotion.was the first to tender her con gratulations to the newly married pair. She was followed by Miss Cleveland, the Rev. Mr. . Cleveland and the other relations and friends in turn. While the congratulations were in progress the band, under the leader ship of Prof. Sousa, performed the bridal chorus and march from Loen hengrln, and to this music the presl dent and bis wife led the way Into the stately Jiast room. The adornments of this noble hall and its ample space and brilliant illumination afforded an opportunity for a, fitting dis play of the ladies' toilets. The brida wore an , enchanting wedding dress of ivory satin simple garnished on the high corsage with India muslin crossed in Grecian folds and covered lnexquis ite falls of simplicity over the petticoat, the orange blossom garniture com mencing upon the veil in a superb coronet Is continued throughout the costume, with artistic skill. Her veil of tulle, about five yards in length, ;. completly enveloped her, in the edge of the petticoat front and extending the entire length of her full court train. She cirried no flowers and wore no jewelry, except an engagemen ring containing a sapphire and two dia monds, and a plain gold wending ring which had been placed on ter finger L. .t .. A l l uciuio uuo ucsueuueu iue Biau case. The company proceeded after a sea. son of promenading and conversation to the dining room of the mansion where supper was served. Herr Most and Two Of His Asso ' elates Sentenced. New York, June 2. Her Johanna Most, the anarchist, was today sen tenced to the penitentiary for one year and fined $500. His associate Braunsch wing got nine months in the peniten tiary and was fined 1250. Scbenck was sent to" the penitentiary for nine months, but not fined. Recorder Smith, in sentencing Most, expressed deep re gret that the law did not permit bim -to impose a heavier sentence. Hia crime, he said, deserved the punish ment awarded to capital crime. He also told bim be was the greatest ' scoundrel be had ever seen at the bar. . Braunschwing, the recorder sai4, was almost equally guilty. Schenck, he thought, was a dupe of his companions, but he deserved punishment to warn bim and others against following the teachings of such men as Most. .'None of the prisoners attempted to speak in court. They were taken back to the Tombs and tbii afternoon will be transferred to Black weL's Island. Pool Sellingasto the Verdict in the Maxwell Case. i, St, Lotjis, June 2. Mr. Fauntelroy continued his Unfinished plea of last night for the defendant in the Max well murder case tbii moining. Max well bears up well under his long c on- uuuea trial, ana witn tne exception or an increased hetvousness and an evi dent anxiety, his appearance has not changed materially since the opening of the ease. Be wa'ches the jury care fully, and whenever a strong point in ma invor is presented vy ms counsel he scaus faces critically for its effect. When he is represented by the proeecur tion as the blackest of criminals he searches critically for expressions o sympathy and leniency. Mr. Fountel roy will be followed by the counsel who have not spoken, and the conclu sion of the trial is not expected until tomorrow. There is a good deal of, betting upon the verdict of the jury in the pool rooms, odds of $100 to G0 are given against acquittal, and even money Is freely offered and taken on a no verdict or a hung jury. What Effect the Death of Mr. Kelly Will Have on Tammany Ring. NewYory, June 2. Sheriff Hugh Grant, said last evening that it was too early even to predict what efftct the death of Mr. Kelly would have on the Tamruaoy ring; although the man to whom ail good Tammany Democrats looked for wise counsels had net appeared in the wigwam for several months, his spirit was ever there, and every member of the general com mittee and committee on organization: always felt hi) influence and seemed anxious at all times to do what they thought might please him. A Chance for the Military Compa nies. Galvestnn, Tex., June 1. Ar rangements are being perfected for holding an inter State drill and encampment from the fifth to the tenth of August next. Fifteen thousand dollars have been subscribed toward , the enterprise ;,he prizes will aggregate twelve thousand dollars, including a capital prize of five thousand dollars to the best drilled militia company competing. It is expected that several companies from the North and East will compete. Mr, Beecher Granted a Leave of Absence. New York, June 2. The bosrd of deacons, of Plymouth church voted unanimously last evening to grant Mr. Beecher a leave of absence that he can take a trip to Europe. He has had the trip la contemplation several years, as he has not been abroad since 18G3. He will be tccompanied by Mrs. Beecher, and they expect to sail on June 12th, and return about October. Sentenoedto be Hanged. ' Pine Bluff, Ark., June 2. The court in the case of the State vs. C. R. Presley, proprietor of the Magnolia house, of this city, who, a few months ago, shot and killed Frank Brigham, a guest of bis bouse, from New York, refused to grant him a new trial, and he was yesterday sentenced to be hanged, June 27th, next. Congressman Woodburn says Ne vada wants Blaine renominated. I!