VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1, 1886
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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
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
Mai tin, Claiborne county, Monday,
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
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
at Ricnaras witn a snoi
The litter returning the
with a pistol. They had
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
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
Acoumer irritant the lady ho
prices everything and buys nothing.
FROM VAZOO CITY.
Crat9ful Parents Reward a Gallant
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
The Rev. Bishop Janssens, of this
Catholic diocese, has been in town for
a few days past, preaching to large
audiences yesterday morning and
1 wired you a few days ago of the
narrow escape from drowning of
young Sam James and his re.' cue by
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Mr, Beecher Granted a Leave of
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.
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