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V1CKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, 1R1 DAY MORNING, JUNE IS. 1886 NO 2H 4 r T,ie District Democracy Moving. Hpedal totlie Commercial Herald. Greenville, June 15. The Demo- 'J cratic Executive Committee of the dis trict met yesterday, and passed the fol "iowing resolutions : t,".f .P .Resolved, That a delegate con ven tiai'' tion 'be held in Greenville, Wednesday, Jhat July 14th, for the purpose of , ilici nominating a candidate for congress from the third district, and the repre- j Jr sentation of the counties be as now fixed. Resolved f uither, That the executive committees of the several counlies in the district ealljdelegate conventions thereia to meet on Friday, July 9th, 1885, for the purpose of electing dele gates to represent their counties in this convention. Resolved further, That the commit tee urge party members to have their counties fully represented in the nominating convention. The expression of committee mem bers was that no effort should be spared for elecion of the party nominee. , Catchinjs will receive the hearty support of the DelU Democrats, so all report. ) Accident on the V. & M. Road. Special t j Commercial Herald. Memdian, June 15. An extra train on the V. & M. road, coming east, struck a cow on the trestle, two miles west of Lake station, at 8 o'clock to night; locomotive No. 102 was turned over, also the tender. A pile driver, which was on a flat, running ahead of the engine, jumped the track and turn ed partly over. The acsident was re markable, as the engine, tender and pile driver ran about one huudred feet on the trestle and did not go off. Engineer Montgomery was not hurt. The pile driver was being taken to a washout on the Northeastern division I ; of the Queen and Crescent a short dis ;J taccs south of Hattiesburg. 1 1 Is , Contradiction of the Reported Sui- clde of Hon. J. L. M'Casklll. ' j j Special to Commercial Herald. , Jackson, June 15. The statement -of the Evening Post, that J. L. Mc f ' Caskil1, of Brandon, now consul at ' Dublin, Ireland, had committed suicide and fatally shot his wife, created great ' ' excitement among hi friends here and 'Nffialso in adjacent towns. A telegram, however, received from AVashington by V 1'. II. Lowry, from First Assistant V Secretary of Slate Porter, says that it was Vice-Consul McKenzie who killed himself and shot his wife. Great relief is felt by McCaskill's friends, who are legion. I Heavy Rain Fall at Cold Water. Special to Commercial Herald. Cold Wateu, Misj., June 16 The heaviest rain fall known in this section fell to-day, entirely Hooding one por- X tJon or the town. Bridges were washed away and considerable damage isrepoitidto crops. Rain continues to fall and the river still rising. Funeral of Rev. Dr. Cutheim. New Orleans, June 14. The 'fu ll ; ueral of Rev. J. K. Gutheim. took j place this afternoon. As a mark of respect, many stores were closed. The district courts adjourned, after a eu- ligy by Judge Monroe. In the Stale J '- senate, Mr. O'Donnell introduced a se Kxrir.s of resolutions deploring tie death a&f Rabbi Gutheim, delivered an ad filtress eulogizing the deceased, and the "7f I i'jenate adjouraed out of respic. to his ' memory. The funeral ceremonies commencjd at 3 p.m. at temple Sinai, where the body lay in St te. There was a greater t throng of people present, including , many prominent citizens fcf all creeds and nationalities, and clergy of all de nominations; also a number of rabbis from Alabama. Mississippi, Tennessee and Ttxas. Numbers of letters' and telegrams of condolence have been re ceived from all parts of the country. The ceremonies, which were imposing, I . were conducted by Revs. Lowenthal, i of San Antonio; Leucht, of New Or ' leans; Berkowitz, of Mobile; SamQeld, of Memphis; Hecht, of Montgomery, i assisted by others. The eulogy was F ; delivered by Rev. B. M. Palmer, "i Floral offerings were profuse, covering I the ground to the depth of several feet. ) The Tensas Levee District. Baton Rouge, June 16. Tie house committee on lands and levees report ed a bill to incorporate a board of com missioners of the . Tensas levee dis trict, by substitute, which was adopted. Mr. Claiborne presented a bill for re building and maintaining the Poydras college in Point Coupee. Mr. Bankston preeented a bill ap propriating one thousand dollars to establish a Confederate cemetery aj Camp Grove. Several appropriation bills came up in committee of the whole. A few amendments made and the bill was reported back. It comes up to-morrow for final passage. A Chicago Millionaire to Serve Out His Sentence. riTTscuno, . June 16. A Harris burg, Ka., dispat-jh says: The pardon board destroyed Milton Weston's hopes for a release from the penitentiary last night by refusing his application '"for apardoD. The decision is final and f the Chicago mi lionaire must now serve out his sentence. His friends are much cist down over the decision. THE MAD KING. The Deposed King of Bavaria Sui cides. Munich, June 14. Louis, the de posed King of Bavaria, has commitfid suicide by drowning. Munich, June 14. Ludwig, who was recently deposed from the Bava rian tirone, committed suicide at 6 o'clock yesterday evening. lie had gone out for a promenade in the park of the Berg castle, accompanied by Dr. Gudden, his physician. The king suddenly threw himself into Starbery lake and was drowned. The physician jumped in the water to rescue the king and was also drowned. Munich, June 14. The waoch worn by King Ludwig, and which was on his person when his corpse was recov ered fr om the lake, had stopped at 6 o'clock last evening. Drs. Mui ler and Hubert, toe king's ttawart, had the body of Ludwig and Dr. Gudder conveyed to the Berg castle and placed on beds. Although there was neither any perceptible res piration nor puhe movement in either body, Dr. Mueller and his assist ant of the ambulance corps at tempted to restore animation in both and only ceased their efforts at r-susci-tation at midnight when life was pro nounced extinct in both cases. King Ludwig s suicide has cist a deep gloom over Munich. Now it is seen phinly that the people were deeply attached to the King and evidecces are every where mmifest of the popular sorrow ciused by his tragic dea'h. The police have issued the following bulletin: The king quietly submitted to the advice of the medical commission and left for Berg Cattle yesterday eveniDg. His majesty went out for a walk in the park in company with Dr. Gud der. The prolonged absence ctused anxiety at the castle, and the park and the shores of the lake were searched. The bodies of the king and Dr. Gud den were found in the water. Both showed slight signs of animation but efforts to restore life wef unavailing." At 1 o'clock this morning the guards of the Bavarian army met and tiok the oath of allegiance to King Ludwig's brother, Otto, who at once assumed the title of King, under the name of Otto the First, lie is three years younger than Ludwig was, hav ing been born Apiil 27, 1848. Oito, however, will simply be nominally king, as he is mentally in capable of government, and Prince Lukpold, his uncle, will remain regent. The generals of the army have taken the oath of allegiance to Prince Lultpold as regent. The Bavarian troops took oaths similar to those sworn by the generals. Munich, June 14. The med cil commission, which examined the lata King Ludwig, reported that he had been drowned. The members of the ministerial deputttion, headed by Count Holstt in, who called upon him to procure his consent to a regency, were ordered to be flogged until they bled and then have their eyes'extract ed. Before his death the belief was spreading among the common people of Bavaria that the king's deposition was illegal. The people did not be lieve he was insane. Precaution had been taken to prevent the peuph from rising to restore the king. Dr. Von Schlelss Denies that King Ludwig was Insane. Munich, June 15. Dr. Von Sch leiss, who was formeily King Lud wig's physician, denies that the king was insane. He maintains that Lud wig was eccentric only. The doctor adds that though he disagreed with the offii hi report of the examination board of physicians, declaring the king insane, still he ftk compelled to keep his views to himself, for, he said, if I had published a statement In opposi tion t that of the court doctors, I would have shared the fate of certain, other persons and been at last confined to prison. My opinion as to the king's csndition is based on my experience as his physician since his birth. My col league Dr. Ginti agrees with me. London, June 15. The Standard's Vienna correspondent telegraphs that it is Impossible to conceal the miss giviogs generally felt in that city that King Ludwig was insufficiently guard ed on Sunday evening. "A long time," the correspondent says, "elapsed be fore searchers were sent out to find out what detained the king. It is also felt here that had greater vigilance been exerted, the body of the king might have been reanimated." The corres pondent maintains that when King Ludwig's financial extravagance first began to make trouble in Bavaih, no hint was given that he was effected with Insanity, and adds : "the real truth, I fear, will never be known." The excitement at Munich and other Bavarian towns over the strange man ner of the king's taking off threatens serious consequences. Coercion. Not Desired by the Conservatives-London, June 16. Lord Iddes leigh, in a speech last evening, denie that the Conservatives advocated coer cion, which he said was the last thing they desired. They would, however, use every means in their power to sup press the land league. Mr. Gladstone's policy meant separation under Ameri can influence. Wortc of the Louisiana Legislature. Baton Rouge, June 14. The bouse judiciary committee have amended the bill abolishing the privilege granted by law to the furnisher of necessary supplies or money on crops, so as to make it take effect December 31st, 1888, instead of January 1st, 1888. An election will then- have been held and anew legislature chosen which can repeal the law if it is unpopular. Sen ator Braughn will introduce an act to provide for holding a special election in the city of New Orleans, under the provision of article 209 of the consti tution, to determine upon the levy of a tax of two mills for the first year following the passage of this act, for the purpose of draining and paving the city of New Orleans, and a tax of one mill each year thereafter, for the purpose of pay ing the city's portion for paving. Per sons entitled to vote at this election are property owners and tixpayers. Another bill, introduced by the same senator, is to authorize council to es tablished a uniform grade of banquet' e in the city, and amending section eight, of ac-, No. 20, of 1882, to con form thereto, providing for the pay ment of the work by making bills there for a first lien and mortgage on the property fronting the improvement, and providing what shall constitute legal notice. These bills emanated from ' the com missioner of public works, and are in tended to supercede measures submit ted by the Draining and Paving As sociation. The bill to create the parish of Acadia from the southern portion of St. Landry, passed the house without opposition. The bill has been amend ed t suit all parties interested The voters of St. Landry are to hold an election, to determine the question of a diviuon of parish. Thereafter the Acadians, if the parish Is created, will elect their ward ollicers. St. Landry will have three representatives in the house and Acadia one. The senate indefinitely postponed Mr. Fl3her's bill to authorize the sale of the St. Louis hotel property for 1120.000 in State warrants. Preparations are being made in both houses for holding nijht sessions on the revised statutes. 1 The senate bill to dispen't , , ik pol ce juries and sciool boards, and of giving bond in legal proceedings was repoited, engrossed; also senate bill providing for a State board of review ers of railroad, telephone and tele graph property. A bill to create the Twenty-eighth judicial district ia the parish of Avoyelles passed. A bill to sell the old St. Louis hotel was in definitely postponed. The senate di vorcs bill, quarantine bill, and the Fifth district leveebill passed finally. The fiscal agency bill passed t3 its third reading. Senate bill to prevent dice throwing in public, passed to its third reading. Mr. Hunter, of Rapides, occupied the chair in the house. It was voted to remain in session until the calendar is closed. The committee ap pointed to invite Mr. Put DardeD, master of the National Grange, to de liver an address, reported him danger ously 111. Randolph presented a bill to amend the law relative to the Shreveport Charity Hospital; also a bill prohibit ing the acceptance or use of railroad passes by officials. The general appropriation bill was considered in committee of the whole briefly and continued. The bill to create the parish of Acadia, having been amended to suit all classes, passed finally. The bill to cancel the existing regis tration of Orleans was withdrawn, not having been advertised thirty days. The act to suppress gambling, re ported on unfavorably, was indefinite ly postponed. The Sunday Law Passes the Louis iana Legislature. Baton Rouge, June 15. In the house at 1 o'clock the Sunday law was called up. Mr. McDonald, of Orleans, said that since the amendments had not been laid on the desks of members, the matter could not come up. Mr. Henry, of Cameron, moved to lay this on the table. Mr. McDonald moved, as a substitute, to lay the matter over until to-morrow. The yeas and nays were ordered, and the motion to lay on the table prevailed, yeas 53, nays 33. Mr. Henry, of Cameron, moved to con cur in the senate amendments. Mr. Shields offered an amendment so as to allow the manufacture as well as the sale of goods. Mr. Greathouse, of Or leans, opposed the amendment, In order to keep the bill from going back to the senate. The motion to table the amendment prevailed, yeas 54, nays 31. Mr. Greathouse moved to adopt the senate amendments, which were read. This motion stopped filli bustering. . A number of members gave notice that they desired to explain their votes. The house adopted senate amendments. House concurred in senate amend ments to Sunday law, 71 to 18, and the bill now goes to the governor. The house bill to shift the burden of proof in suits for damages against railways was withdrawn by Foster, of Caddo. Among the bills passed were Gen. Brent's fertilizer bill; turning over to the auditor lists of lands received un der act 98 of 1882; relating to the se curities on official bonds. The peni tentiary bill, coming up for engross ment, was, on motion of Murdock, of Tensas, referred to the judiciary com mittee. Senator Robson introduced a bill to amend section 3 of the act 60, of 1882. The senate passed finally the bills to dispense with police juries and school boards from giving bonds in legal pro ceedings; creating a State board of re viewers of railroad, telephone and telegraph property and relative to the qualifications of jurors; the house fiscal agency bill and house concurrent resolution commending the virtues of Gen. Ogden. Another Chicago Fire, In Which Several Lives are Reported Lost. Oaicago, June 14. Payne, Perriu & Menzies' mattress factory, at 24th and Butler streets, was totally destroyed by fire this afternoon, and It was reported at the lire alarm office that three of the female employes had lost their lives. The building is a three stiry frame structure of flimsy build. It was filled by the most imlamable materials and the ikmes spread with fearful rapidity. The blaze origina ted In the machinery.. When the en gines got to the scene the employes, of whom there were a large number, had to Use for their lives. A number of girls were in a room in one corner of the building. Finding escipe shut off. they had t) jump to save themselves. They were very seriously hurt. Their names are Mrs. Nina Chilson and Jennie O'Hara. It is greatly feared that a large number of employes are in the ruins. As soon as the fire was under control the firemen commenced a search. Tennessee Republicans. Nashville, June lb The State Republican convention to-day nomi nated Hon. A. A. Taylor, of East Ten nessee, for governor, and adopted the.'r platform. The platform renews the allegiance of the Republicans of Tennessee to the Republican party, It charges the Democracy with the present depression in business and the sufferings of the poor. It declires against bringing convict labor in com petition with free labor. It favors the employment of short time convicts on public roads, and demands the repeal of the present per capita road tax. It also (favors the ' pass age of Qthe Blair bill, and the protection of American labor and a protective tariff. It demands the repeal of the internal revenue system, and that1 corporations shall pay their employes in money not in script and merchandize. It favors a better me chanic lien, and home rule, and a free ballot and a fair count. A minority report was read, favor ing the submission to the people of the proposed constitutional amendment, bu'. suggesting that the matter should be regulated by the people in their re spective legislative districts. After warm discussion, an amend ment to the minority report was adop ted, expressing the sense of the con vention that the people had a right to vota on the prohibition question. Hon. S. C. Houk introduced the amendment, explaining that he wanted to straddle the fence and thought he had successfully done so. The Republican State judical con vention yesterday nominated for supreme judges Wm. M. Baxter, of Knoxville; J. A. Warder, of Sbelbyville; Samuel Watson, of Nashville, V. W. Murray, of Hunting don, and Wm. M. Randolph, of Mem phis. The Louisiana Legislature Eulo gy on the Rev. James K. Cutheim. Baton Rougk, June 16. The sen ate engrossed and passed to the third reading the Whltaker bill for the elec tion of judges in the parish of Orleans. Mr. Hunter, of Ripides, in the house, offered an eulogy on the late Rev. James K. Gutheim, in which he said that in the desease of the Rei. James K. Gutheim the State of Louis iana has lost a son whose memory is worthy of full honor as a reward for his own great abilities, which were ever employed in the cause of philan thropy as broad as it was earnest ; for goodness of his heart, which knew no bounds of creed or sect ; for his ani mated and lively sympathy with hu man suffering wherever found, and for his untiring, unswerving devotion to, and advocacy of birthright and justice, whatever garb they wore and what ever the cost of time or endeavor. Mr. Downing' penitentiary bill was before the house judiciary committee this morning, but before the commit tee could act the house met and the matter went over until to-morrow morning. From indications the bill will be reported on favorably. Senator Jones' bill providing lor the appointment of a committee of five citizens, two by the president of the senate and three by the speaker of the house, to report at the next session means of executing condemned crimi nals less inhuman than strangulation, was brought up in the bouse this morning, and continued indefinitely. The board of liquidation will meet in the State national bank, in New Or leans, next Saturday, to decide upon a fiscal agent. ' Fixing the Hours for Work .In Cus tom Houses. Washington, June 14. Acting Sec retary Fairchild has written to the collector of customs at Baltimore in regard to the recent department circu lar, fixing the hours of business in cus tom houses. He approves the collec -or's suggestion that one half of the force be required to remain on duty during the half hour at noon also, and says that the limit of official hours prescribed by the circular viz 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a recess of halt hour at noon, does not mean that the custom-house shall be kept open to the public during the period from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m, unless the collector considers such course neces sary. The collector is given full authority to close the doors at three o'clock, but the officers, clerks and em ployes of the custom house are ex pected to remain at their desks during the hours specified in this circular. Socialist Meetings in St. Louis. ' St. Louis, June 14. The Socialists of this city continue to hold their reg ular meetings, despite the action taken by the authorities prohibiting them. They are as a rule quietly conducted, and although they are held secretly, It is understood that the revolutionary and incendiary speeches, which were the order of the day before the Chicago riots, have become.less frequent. Three meetings of the different branches of the order were held yesterday, to com plete arrangements for a grand demonstration on the fourth of July, which will tike the form of a picnic, the proceeds of which are intended to be expended for the benefit of friends who are being persecuted by the au thorities in various parts of the coun try. The circular announcing these facts is printed on vividly red paper, and the tickets of admission are no less lurid cards. It is expected that fifteen thousand people will participate. Noted Socialist speakers from various localities have been se cured, one of the most prom inent being . Wm. J. Goersch, of Baltimore, Md. The exiled PriDce Krapotkine, who is now in London, about to sail for the United Stites, is to be in attendance. The Fishery Question Considered bv the Cabinet. s Washington, June 15. The catint t to-jay considered the Canadian fisheries troubles and questions affecting the status of the government towards the telegraph companies in the settlement of their accounts. It is understood that the depart ment of State has received advices from. Minister Phelps, confirmatory iof the press reports that the English government is not altogether satisfied with the course pursued by the dominion authorities ia regard to the seizure of American fishing vessels; also that the department is informed that there is every prospect of a satis factory adjustment of pending com plications. A Referee's Report in a Sensational Divorce Suit. . New York, June 15. The report of the referee in the action for divorce brought by Mrs. Alice O'Keefe Winans against Ro3s Winans, the millionare, is now in the hands of Judge Ingra- ham of the superior court. It wag submitted to the court t:-day on motion made toy counsel for Mr. Winans for the confirmation. The referee's report is in favor of Mr. Wiaans, who claims that though he lived with the woman, he was never married to her. Plaintiff's counsel op posed the motion. The matter was submitted without argument and the decision was reserved. Gladstone Defended- M anchester, June 14. The Guar dian says that Mr. Gladstone sees the desperate circumstance in which the country is paced by the mistaken policy on the Irish question, and that ne alone perceives how these circum stances can be dealt with. We are con fident, adds the Guardian, that the country will endorse the premier's diagnosis and proposed remedy, for they are based on vigorous common sense. A Railroad Man Suicides. St. Louis, June 14. A special from Chattanooga to the Post Dispatch says Capt. Wm. Davis, for many years superintendent of the Western and Atlantic railroad, committed suicide on the Great Southern south bound train last night by taking Paris Green. He leaves a Urge family who can as sign no cause for the deed. Wants More Time. St. Louis, June 14. When the criminal court opened this morning Mr. Fontleroy, attorney for Maxwell, convicted for the murder of Chas. Ar thur Preller, asked that he be granted more time in which to file affidavits, etc., preparatory to the argument for a new trial in his client's case. Mr. Fontleroy 's motion will be det jrmined to-morrow. Appointment, Washington, June 15. The presi dent sent the following nomination to the senate: John E. Rankin to be marshal of the United States for the western district of Texas. A STRANGE STORY Of Attempted Murder and Robbery by Two Young Girls. New York, June 15 A Washing ton special says : Details of the al most unprecedented attempt at a double murder by two young girls, the oldest only eighteen and second hardly in her teens, have been received from Fredericksburg. The victims were Mr. W. E. S. Waller, an old gentleman sixty-five years of age and his sister, Miss Jane Waller. Mary and Jennie Green, sisters, were the assailants. A dispatch says: Mr. and Miss Waller reside in a stately old mansion on a farm about twenty-five miles from Fredericksburg, Va., near the village of Newmarket. The extensiveness of the Waller estate made the house somewhat remote from those of their neighbors. Here the couple (had live d together for years, managing their farm and depending solely for assis tance about the house on the two Green girls. They had been reared by the Waller family, a matter which, in the eyes of Mr. Waller, was sufficient to guarantee their honesty. Last Fri day Mr. Waller received quite a sum of money, which be kept in his room and the girls were aware of this fact. They waited until about 11 o'clock that night, when feeling sure that Mr. and Miss Waller were asleep, they quietly armed themselves with stout clubs and descended to the old gentleman's apartment. As they entered the room Mr. Waller awoke and seeing who it was demanded angrily what they wanted. Without waiting to reply, the girls rushed at him. Though aged, Mr. Waller was .still quite an active man, and springing from his bed, he seized the elder and would have disarmed her had not the other hit him over the head with her club and knocked him senseless to the floor. Not ccntent with this they be labored his senseless form with blows until, believing that life was extinct, they left him, to search for Miss Wal ler. Rushing into the old lady's room t ley dragged her screaming from her be1, and with one savage blow from a club, laid her senseless. Then they ' beat her about the head until the blood gushed forth in streams,' aid until all vestige of her features were literally beaten out of recognition. Finally satl-fied that both of their victims were dead, tue'glrls secured about f350 in money and tied. Siveral hours later a colored boy, one of the tenants on the farm, while pass-. ing the mansion, observed the door was open and stopped to investigate. . On eiitering the house be discovered the senseless and bleeding forms of Mr. and Miu Waller on the floor, and immediately rushed to give the alarm. By five o'clock in the morning the whole neighbor hood was aroused and hundreds of people flocked to the house to learn the particulars of the affair, aad to offer assistance in capturing the assailants. With the arrival of the physician Mr. Waller was restored to consciousness, and although in a very precarious condition was able to describe the oc- ' currence of the night. Parties were instantly organized and the search for the two girls was undertaken with ardor. Miss Waller cannot recover. The Waller family is one of the moot prominent in the State The Yacht Racs Won by the Prlscllla Sandy Hook, June 15. At 9 a.m. the wind was fresh and the weather cloudy and hazy. The prospects are good for a fine race between the big sloops, the Puritan, Priscllla and Atlantic. Fort Hamilton, June 15 The Puritan passed here ahead of the other big (loops at 10:05 a.m ; the Prlscllla at 11:09 a m., and the Atlantic at 11:32 a.m. The Puritan had gained the lead from the start. The Atlantic and Prlscllla retained about the same rela tive positions. The Theti) was gain ing on the Gracie. Sandy Hook, June 15. At 12:36 the Thetis rounded the stake boat at buoy 8 first. She was closely followed by the Puritan, who turned thirty sec onds later. The Puritan passed the Thetis near the Hook and passed buoy No. 5 at 12:41, the Thetis at 12:41.30, the Atlantic at 12:42 and the Prlscllla at 12:48. Sandy Hook, June 15. The Turl tan rounded Scotland light ship at 1 iQS, and stood for the Sandy Hook light ship; the Atlantic turned Scotland lightship at 1:16; the Priscllla at 1:18; the Grayling at 1:18.30, and the Mon tauk at 1:30. Highlands, N. Y., June 1,5, 2:35 p.m. The yachts rounded the Sandy Hook light-ship, homeward bound, the Priscllla first, at 2:28, the Atlanta second, at 2:31, and the Puritan third. The Grayling still leads the-schooners, with the Montauk second. Sandy Hook, June 15. The Pris cilla reached the finish five minutes in advance of the Puritan, an J has won the race. More Trouble for Canada. Quebec, June 15. "La Justice" says a relable person informs them that the Dominion government has not renounced their intention of sending a flying column to the Northwest. Rumor has it that the Indians are giving cause for alarm.