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VOL. XXI
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, I'll I DAY MORNING, JUNE 25.1886
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Copiah Instructs for Hooker.
Special to Commercial Herald.
Jackson, June 21. At the Copiah
courty convention held at Hazlehurst
to-day, the delegates were unanimously
instructed to vote for Hon. Chas. E.
Hooker for congress, first, last and all
the time. He left, this evening for
fCtlinton, accompanied by several of our
citizens, to deliver an address before
one of the colleges.
Marriage of Dr. W. C. Rodgers and
Miss Anna Bailey--The Closing
Exercises of the Deaf and Dumb
Institute.
Special to Commercial Herald.
Jackson, June 23 Dr. W. C. Rodg
ers and Miss Anna Bailey, daughter of
Dr. P. T. Bailey, were married to-night
at the Presbyterian church, Dr. John
Hunter officiating. There was an im
,j mense assemblage of friends to witless
the ceremony, as the contracting par
ties are two of Jackson's most highly
esteemed young people. The church
was beautifully and artistically decor -,
ated. After the ceremony, a brilliant
reception was tendered at the residence
of the bride's father, which was enjoy
ed by numerous friends. The happy
couple left on the midnight train for
Saratoga on a wedding tour. The wed
ding presents werinumerous and cost
'""O, ly. Dr. Rodgers is a popular druggist
yw0 West Jackson, ana tue unae is one
' lot our mnct amiable and
beautiful
Voting ladles,
The closing exercises of the Deaf and
Dumb Institute took place list, night.
The pupils showed thorough training,
and the exercises throughout were ex
ceedingly interesting. Miss Luh Mer
chant graduated with honors.
Yazoo City Notes.
Special totlie Commercial Herald. ,
Yazoo City, Miss , June 21. Trie
steamer Issaquena with two hundred
excursiouists from your city reached
here at 6' p.m. and returned at 8 p.m.
Their shoit stay and the bad weather
interferred with the pleasure of their
stay. It has been raining tines Satur
day Dight, with occasional intermis
sions. The continuous wet weather
gives a gloomy outlook to crop futures.
The young son of Mr. and Mrs. 11.
L Cole, died yesterday, and was buried
tc-day.
Capt.Pugh of the PughLine having
bought tie Ike Bonham of your port,
will place her in tip-top order and
then put her in commission between
Yazoo City and Greenwood.
Yazoo City, June 23. Dr. Hamp
ton Cox, of the Benton neighborhood,
died last night and was buried at 6
p.m. to-day. Dr. Cox was one of our
oldest and most widely esteemed citi
zens, and was largely connected in
this section of the country.
The resignation of Capt. Stanhope
Posey and First Lieut. R. C. Smith, of
the Yazoo Rifles, is announced to-day,
their business and company interests
Conflicting. Their successors will be
elected at the next meeting of the
company. The Kitlea promise to be a
credit t the city and a dangerous
competitor at future mi itary contests.
Bright skieB and balmy bretzes
t i-day encourage the hope that a
pleasant spell of wesitier is upon us
for a time.
A National Bank to be Started at
Monroe.
Special to Commercial Herald.
aiiraents were run on the bank of Monroe
rtiiAtJ day.
genetf Messrs. Beard and Millsaps have
formed a partnership for transacting,
' collection, bankiig and exchange busi
ness here, pending the orgaoiz.tion of
the Ouachita National at Monroe, by a
I number of business men; both are
i . genii ;tnen of large means, unquestion
ed integrity, business ability, and enj oy
f' unlimi .ed confidence of ttie entire cuiu
- munity.
The London Times on Mr. Glad
stone. London, Juue 23. The Times com
menting on. Mr. Gladstone's Glasgow
meeting, says: "The remarkable ab
sence of men of intellectual, social or
professional distinction, which has
characterized al( of Mr. Gladstone's
meetings in Scotland, appears to have
reached its highest development at
Ghsgow yesterday. Mr. Gladstone's
effort to avoid serious discussion of his
own plans was crowned with complete
success in his Glasgow speech. It
bristles with misstatements of facts
and perversion of argument; it does
not contain a single attempt to grap
ple with the difficulties of the Irish
question."
Marriage of Judge Stanley Mat
thews. New Yokk June 23. Judge Stanley
Matthews was married this morningto
Mary Theaker, of Cleveland, 0. The
ceremony took place at the home of
the bride's cousin, Mr. Charles Parson,
Jr., this city, Rev. Wm. It. Paxton, of
Princeton, N. J., officiated assisted by
Rev. D. Richard D. Harton.of the first
Presbyterian church here. There were
about fifty relatives and friends pres
ent. Appointment.
Washington, June 23 The presi
dent has appointed George II Murphy,
of North Carolina, to be a consul tr
clerk of the Ignited States.
The Louisiana Legislature.
Baton Rouge. June 21. Senator
Foster, of St. Mary, was given leave
of absence on account of the death of
his ten year old daughter
Robson introduced a bill to secure
industrial reform, and to encourage
and proraots a more profitable agricul
ture, and for the better protection of
all parties interested in it.
The two senate insurance bills were
engrossed and passed to the third read
ing.' In the house, the bill to regulate and
fix a maximum ttriff to be charged by
railroads for carrying passengers or
limiting the rate to three cents, was
considered and indefinitely postpened
-47 to 35.
The bouse ordered engrossed the
bil to amend the funding law so as to
admit the funding of constitutional
warrants existing prior to 1378.
Night session A delegation has ar
rived from the Northern portion of St.
Landry, for the purpose of petitioning
for the creation of a new parish to be
called Wiliz.
Gov. McEnery signed the Sunday
law just three minutes after be got it.
The license and revenue bills have
gone over until to-morrow in order to
allow the chairman of the ways and
means committee to consult with the
auditor and treasurer and study up the j
amendments. " j
Baton Rouge, 22. Mr. Brent, of
Ascension, introduced an act to re
organize Ifra board of control of the
Louisiana penitentiary and enlarging
its powers, providing for exercise of
powers of tie State relat.ve t) State
convicts.their treatment, food.clothing,
etc . and vesting certain power in the
Ciiiiuiittee on penitentiary supervis
ions and convi it inspectors. The bill
also provides for making certaia ap
propriations out of rents from the
penitentiary derived by the State.
Mr. Davey, in the senate this morn
i ig, presented a memorial signed by
Messrs. Shakespeare, McUinnis Bros.,
Logan, and others, prominent manu
facturers, to amend article 207 of the
constitution to extend the t.me of ex
emption from taxation on all capital,
machinery and other property employ
ed in manufacturing of textile fab
ric, leather, shoes, and other, articles.
Mr. Davey offered a joint resolution to
this effect.
At 1 p.m. the license bill was taken
up and read section by section, and will
continue the entire day. .
Mr. Shattuck, of Calcasieu, moved
to reduce the license for retailiag
liquor in ljss quantities than one gal
lon from 200 to $50.
Messrs. Hunter and Whitaker sup
ported this motion, while Mr. Wells
ti opposed to it. Mr. Allain contend
ed that low license would bring in
mere money to the State. Mr. Laro
que said high 1 cense was legislition
for the rich to the detriment of the
poor. The license was finally reduced
to $50 by a vote of 55 yeas to 34 nays.
Baton Rouge, June 23. The even
ing session of the house on Tuesday
wa.i devoted to consideration of the
license bill.and the proceedings were, at
limes, of a very exciting character.
The principal struggle was over the
liquor license, and finally an amend
ment by Mr. Dudenheffer, of Orleans,
was declared adopted, forty seven yeas
and six nays; fifty refused to vote.
This amendment establishes fciae class
es of licenses from $750,where receipts
are $50,000 to $50, where receipts are
1 'ss than $2,000. The session lasted
from 7 o'clock till midnight.
Whitaker of O.hans at one time
distinguished himself by moving to
dejioie speaker Ogden, whom he ac
cused of unfair ruling and failing to
put a motion.
The country members say that if the
license bill goes through with high
license feature eliminated, tlje country
will send prohibition representatives
to the legitl-tture next session. The
license bill at 2:45 oVlici this after
noon with amendments was engrossed
and passed to the third reading. The
revenue bill is made special order for
to-morrow.
The senate committee on labor and
capital reported favorably on Senator
Robson's bill to secure Industrial re
form and promote more profitable ag
riculture. The bill providing for the
election of judges in Orleans failed to
pass, lacking a two-third vote. The
senate holds night sessions. The house
adjourned to to-morrow. Mr. Guiday,
of St. Landry, presented a bill to cre
ats the parish of Ogden from the
northern portion of St. Landry.
The bill giving disabled Confederate
soldiers, each a quarter section of
swamp land was discussed and ordered
printed.
Graham, of DeSoto, called up the
house bill, making and classify
ing priority of liens and rights
of pledges in favor of lessors
and furnisher of supplies on the crops
and agricultural product produced
during the current year on leased
premises and on proceeds thereof.
Murphy,, of Orleans, moved to in
definitely postpone. He said the
country was opposed to any lien law
and he wanted to see the bill killed.
To Mr. Graham, he said : "We have
got you where" we want you. We
have got the vct3 to down you." Mur
phy's motion prevailed 44 to 36.
Anarchists Parson Surrenders to
the Court.
Chicago, June 21. Shortly, before 3
o'clock this afternoon Anarchists Par
sons, who has been missing since the
Haymarket riot, walked into the crim
inal court-rcom, accompanied by his
attorney. His appearance was a sur
prise to the court and police officers.
He i3 bupposed to have remained in
hiding in this city since the night of
May 3d. He drove up to the criminal
court building.in a handsome cab, and
at once hurried to the court-room.
Capt. Black asked that he be tried with
the other prisoners. It appears that
last Saturday Capt. Black held a ccn-.
sultation with Mrs. Parsons, and he
urged her, if she knew where her hus
band was to communicate with him at
once and get bim to come to Chicago
for trial. The woman refused at first,
but finally became convinced it was
the best thing to do. He was so thor
oughly disguised that his own mother
would not have known him.
Threats of Lynching Freely Made.
Franklin, La., June 21. Manuel
Oliver, colored, was kiild Saturdav
night in a house occupied by Oliver s
wife, by Joe Taussant and his brother.
One of the brothers had induced Oli
ver's wife to leave him ; Oliver went
to the house to persuade her to return
and when the door was opened, the
light blown out aod Oliver shot dead.
The brothers carried the body to tie
door of the house on adjoining
land and laid him face down
ward on the ground and placed
bis hat with a pistol under it near the
body. They then returned to the room
and assisted by Oliver's wife and a
young girl who had witnessed the
whole affair, endeavored to obliterate
evidence of their crime by tc ouring the
bloodstains from the floor and scat
tering brick-dust on the spot. The
parties are all in j iil. There is much
excitement among the colored people
and threats of lynchiig Toussant ti
freely made.
Why the Late King Was Not Burled
in the Royal Vault.
Munich, June 21. Murmurs are
heard on all sides regarding the treat
ment of the late king. The people ask
why his body was not interred in the
grave of his fathers in the Theatiner
church, instead of being plxcid in a
vault containing the bodies of distant
rehtives, and in which a member of
the royal family was never before
buried. The official reason given for
this course ti that the rhyal vault is
already overfilled, but the humble class
believe it is because the king eotumit
ted suicide.
Very Little Chance of Recovery.
Chicago, June 21. A special from
Bloomington, Ills., says : "The fami
ly and physician of ex-Vic:-President
David Davis have concluded that his
end is approaching at last and that he
has but a very little chance of recov
ery. They determined to-day to give
this information to the public believ
ing it to be no 1 nger proper to conceal
his true condition. When Mr. Davis
was attacked by the carbuncle on the
shoulder, about May 1st, he was al
ready reduced by dia'ottis. No sooner
did the carbuncle improve two weeks
ago than malignant erysipelas set in
so that he ti now suffering from a
complication of disorders and cannot
read the newspapers. Visitors are not
allowed to see him. A consultation i f
his fami'y physician and medics! men
from Chicigo will be held to-day.
Bloomington, III., June 21. At
the consultation of the Chicago and
Bloomington physicians to-day they
pronounced Judge Davis beyond hope
of recovery.
Onlv One Juror Obtained.
Chicago, June 23. The crowd
seeking admittance into the criminal
court building this morning was larger
than usual. Upon questions pro
pounded by the State's attorney, it
was found that Byf-s, one ot the men
accepted by the defense, had an An
archist in his employ. He was excused
by the State. The State acsepted Jas.
II. Cole byjthe defense yesterday. He
is the first juror chosen. He is a loco
motive fireman and was in the Union
army. During the progress of the ex
amination Mr. Grinnell, the State's at
torney, said : "By the way, before I
go further, the counsel on the other
side have given us one surprise by
producing Parsons in court, are you
going to produce Schnaubel here also ?"
"No," announced Capt. Black, "the
trial Is too far advanced for that."
Schnaubel is the alleged bomb thrower.
The questioning then again proceeded.
Prof. Ei S. Holder's Successor
Named.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 23. It
has been learned from good authority
that Prof. John R. Dosies, of the Wis
consin State University, who is one of
the profoundest mathematicians in the
country, is to succeed Prof. Edward S.
Holder, a director of the Washburne
obser-atory, at Madison, Wisconsin.
Prof. Holder resigned some time ago to
assume charge of the Lusk observa
tory in California.
The Count of Paris.
Paris, June 22. Most of the Roy
alistj senators and deputies intend to
witness the departure of the count of
Paris from France.
Photographers' Convention.
St. Louis, June 22. One thousand
photographers from all parts of the
United States and Canada, have ar
rived in tfcii city to attend the seventh
annual convention, which held its first
session to-day, and many foreign ar
tists not being able to attend person
ally have sent specimens of their work
to represent them. An interesting
feature ot the convention is the exhibit
by the various photographers of views
from the United States, Canada, Eng
land and Germany, which cover all of
the available space upon the walls of
the meeting-room, as well as those of
the fourteen smaller adjicsnt balls and
five thousand square feet of partition,
whic'i have been especially erecied for
the purpose. There is alio oa disphy
a most complete exhibition of all ap
paratus known to the art. The con
vention was called to order at 10 o'clock
by the president, Mr. W. X, Pottir, of
Indianapolis. Mr. George Croner, of
St. Louis, delivered an address of wel
come to the delegates. The president's
response to this was followed by the
reading and approval of the minutes of
previous convention, which was suc
ceeded by committee reports.
Excitement Among the Legal Pro
fession. Tiienton, N. J June 22. Ex
Judge McCarter made a motion before
the supreme court last week to dabar
Judge J. Frankfort and Joseph A.
Beecher, prominent members of the
bar in Newark, on the ground of al
leged unprofessional conduct. They
were charged with having attempted,
under a professional mask, to defraud
a widow who had previously retained
ex-Judge McCarter as her counsel.
Great excitement was ctused among
members of the legal profession owing
to the prominence of the parties con
cerned. The case has been pending
ever since, but it was virtually dis
missed yesterday by the decision of the
court not to grant the motion.
An Offioers Story of the Loss of the
Steamer Albano.
New York, June 22. The steamer
Andes, which arrived here yesterday
from Kingston, Jamaica, took on board
at Navassa, threa officers, two engineers
and hiueen men of the steamer Albaso,
wrecked June 5th, at Jaomel. Henry
Lynch, third officer of the Albano
gives the following particulars of the
lissofthat vessel: While the vessel
was lying at anchor at Jacmel, Hayti,
on June 5th, a heavy squall sprang up
irom tne soutneastatoouc op.ra., whici
caused the sh'p to drag her anchor; a
second one was let go but it proved of
no avail and she was drove ashore.
A Suspension Which May Cause
More Embarrassments. . .
New Yokk, June 22. The suspen
sion of the firm of H. F. Swift & Co.,
importers of sugar, at No. 66 Pine
street, this city, and at Pernarobuco,
is one of the most important business
failures that has taken placa in a long
tims. The liabili iss are about $100,
000, which is more than equalled by
the assets of the firm. Tnus far no
assignmeLt has been made and effjitj
are in progress to effect a settlement
with the creditors and resume business
at an early day. In the meantime, the
suspension is causing excitement in
the sugar trade of the city, and the
fear is expressed that other embar.
rasments may follow here or elsewhere.
Muc'o. sympathy was expressed on the
street tc-day for members of the sus
pended firm. One of the firm said to
day: "We have been for over forty
years in the business and our firm is
the last one of the old class of mer
chants who began to develop the capa
bilities of the sugar importing busi
ness. Sj far our creditors have been
unanimous in their sympathy and good
wishes. If we can tide over the next
sixty days, we will, we think, be safe.
Tne market has been depressed by the
sugar refinery strikes and trade driven
away. Now that they have resumed
worn the demand will be increased."
The Mayor of East St. Louis Fined
Five Dollars forContempt.
St. Louis, June 23. Mayor Maurice
Joyce, of East St. Louis, was subpee jed
as a witness In the gambling cases for
list Monday at Belleville, but failed to
appear, and the court issued an attach
ment for him. The mayor was present
in court yesterday and explained that
his non-attendance was because be had
frequently appeared as witness in the
case which had been continued and he
did not suppose that he would be
wanted on Monday and did not know
anything about it. State Attorney
Uolden told the court the mayor could
tell a great deal if he was so inclined
and Insisted upon his being held for
contempt of court. At the time of the
raid upon the gamblers, Mayor Joyce
expressed himself as heartily in favor
of the raid, and had previously called
upon Sheriff Roplequet and asked bis
assistance to rid the city of the
gambling men, claiming he was power
less to enforce the law. Judge Snyder
fined him five dollars for contempt of
court, which the mayor at once paid.
Moore Pension Bills Vetoed.
Washington, June 23. The presi
dent to-day sent to congress seven
vetoes, all the vetoed measures being
private pension bills which originated
in tne senate.
The Expulsion of the Princes
Creating Quite a Stir.
Paris, June 23. The police have
been ordered to arrest all persons who
make noisy loyal demonstrations la
Paris or elsewhere on the occasion of
the departure of the expelled princes.
Count Foucher Da Corel), ambassa
dor to the Austrian court has resigned
in protest against the action of his
government in expell ng the French
princes.
It is believed that M. Waddington,
French ambassador to the court of St.
James will resign in consequence of
the expulsion of the princes. His
resignation is momentarily expected.
The Royal press pronounces the
passages of expulsion bill the forerun
ner of the downfall of the Republic.
The moderate Republican papers
generally criticised the measure as
unjust.
The "Opportunist" journals urge the
government discard the demands of
' Irreconcillables" and Radicals, and
demand a firmer Republican policy.
The count and countess of Paris
and their son Prince Louis Phillippe,
after receiving their friends to-morrow
will embark at Frecport in the after
noon. The count's manifesto will be
issued Friday.
Prince Napolean Plon Plon) is go
ing to Geneva, anu his son, Prince
Victor, is going to Brussels. Neither,
it is thought, will publish a manifesto.
Prince Victor's adherents, it is said,
will make demonstrations at the rail
way station, when be takes his depar
ture.
More Indian Raids Reported.
New York, June 23. A Tomb
stone, Arizona Territory, special says :
"Fresh Indian raids are reported from
the Promontories district, just south
of the line. The Indians are still very
numerous in that section and are run
ning off all the best horses, and it Is
now dangerous for any one to go even
a few rods away from the camps.
Mining and business generally has
been suspended about there. If some
thing effective is not speedily done
the country will be thoroughly crip
pled. Pike county alone has suffered
within the last two months to t le ex
tent of at least half a million of dol
lars. The return of Capt. Laoton
from Sonora without acsomplishing
anjtiiag marks an end of the first
chapter of Miles' campaign, hitherto
not very brilliant."
Disruption Among the Parneli Aid
Society.
St. Louis, Mo., June 23 At a
meeting last night, called by the execu
tive committee of the Parneli Aid So
ciety, the sum of $1,250 was subscribed
to be at one sent to aid in the election
of home rile candidates for seats in
the next British parliament, A dispute
arose over the method of forwarding
the money, but the majority finally
voted that it should be sent through
the treasurer of the Land League As
sociation. Mr. Peter L. Fay, chair
man of the meeting, who had opposed
the course thereupon withdrew his
subscription, $100, and resigned his
posi ion. Dr. O'Reilly was chosen to
till the vacancy and committees
were appointed to solicit and collect
funds for the association whic'i will be
sent to England as the majority may
decide.
The Feeling In Ohio Against the
New England States.
Charleston, June 23. At a ban
quet given by our cit zens.and the local
press, to the editors of Ohio, at whicb.
were present Gov. Foreaker and Hon.
C. Grosvenor, member of congress of
Ohio, Congressman Grosvenor eaiel:
"In Ohio there is more intense feeling
against the New England States than
there was against the South, owiog to
the fact that the New England States
do not want the South and West, to
improve, but to hoi 1 them back by not
legislating in the interest of the two
great sections of the country. He
characterized their citizens as being
'the over-educated provincialism of tie
East.' " The gentleman was severe in
his speech against the New Englanders.
A Whole Family Poisoned.
Paris, Mo., June 23. Sanford Bry
an, colored, of this place, and his
whole family, consisting of his wife
and three children, have been poisoned
by drinking water from a barrel in
which had been placed some poisonous
substance. The symptoms are those of
arsenical poison. Suspicion points
very strongly to a young darky, with
whom the Bryans had a personal diffi
culty on Sunday, and who was seen in
the vicinity of the residence of the
stricken family, a short tims before
they were taken sick. The children
not having taken so freely of the water
as the parents, were soon relieved, but
at this time the man and woman are
in a critical condition.
Scale Presented for Consideration
Pittsburg, June 23. The joint
committee of manufacturers and
nailers, met this morning and organ
ized. The nailers presented the scale
for consideration, which is known as
the Miogo scale. The conference
lasted until 1 o'clock, when an ad
journment was taken until 3 o'clock.
It is believed that the scale will be
signed so as to make the Amalgamated
scale complete, but It is doubtful if
the nail factories wi!l resume opera
tions. '
Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anni
versary. Providence, R. I., June 23. Prov
idence present! a gala appearance to
day In honor of the two hundredth
and fiftieth anniversary of the settle
ment of the city. Never before bas
the city been so handsomely decorated
nor have decorations ever been so pro
fuse. Nearly all the buildings, public
and private are covered with streamers,
flags, bunting and pictures of the land
ing of Roger Williams. Early this
morning the weather was threatening
andj the sky was over cast, and later a
light rain begun to fall dampening the
ardor of many of the citizens who
were to take part in the celebration.
The streets are thronged with visitors
and business generally suspended. The
procession formed at the city ball at
9:30 this morning and marched to the
first Baptist meeting hous? on North
Main street, where the exercises of the
day were commenced. The exercises
consisted of singing of psalms and
odes by the Arion club, prayer by
President Rotinson of Brown Univer
sity, an address by Acting Mayor Rob.;
bins and a historical dis
course by Chief Justice Thomas
Durfee. The morning cere
monies closed with benediction by
Bishop Clark, of Rhode Island. The
exercises tbh afternoon at Roger
William's Park, consisted of an ad
dress by President Van Styck of the
school committee to the graduating
class of the high school, singing by
pupils of public schools and a discourse
by Rev, V. G. Vose. D.D.
The Supporters of the Morrison Bill
In Caucus.
Washington, June 21. The caucus
held to-nlgbt by the members of the
house who voted on last Thursday to
take up the Morrison bill was largely
attended, and from all accounts it was
a very lively meeting.
The first speaker was Col. Morrison
who said that as he had generally been
recognized as the one in charge of the
tariff legislation, he thought it was
time for the party to take bold of the
question in dead earnest, and he then,
prepared a resolution to the effect that
an emphatic address should be issued
to the Democratic voters of the coun
try. Among the other speakers were
Messrs. Carlisle, Hale, of Missouri ;.
D.bble, of South Carolina; Allen, of
MisEiuippi, and others.
It is understood that Messrs. Hale
and Dibble, counseled moderation and ''
warned the more radical of the speak
ers that the party would make a great
mistake if an attempt was not made to
heal its differences.
Mr. Allen, it is said, made one of the '
most humorous and sarcastic speeches
ever heard in a caucus and succeeded.
in KeeDins nis auuience in a continual.
speeches made by the gentlemen who
are anxious to keeD ud the differences:
existing between the two white wings
of the party on the tariff question.
xne caucus to-nignc is sai l to nave
resulted in a triumph for the Radical
element, and it is expected t'oat an ad
dress will be issued in accordance with
the sentiment of the majority present.
However, nothing was definitely
agreed upon at this meeting, and the
flnul nlan nf unt.inn will Itu aaetlari at
another rneetiog and after the selection
of a committee consisting of one mem
ber from each State having a Demo
cratic representative in the house.
Legal Proceedings Instituted to Re
cover a Larare Quantity of Pron-
erty Upon Which Frankfort Is Sit
uated New York, June 23. A dispatch to
the Herald from Richmond, Va., says:
x'arties living in mis state ana soutr.
Carolina have instituted legal proceed
ings, by which they may recover a
large quantity of property la Kentucky,
on which a portion of the city of
la I.. til T- M k...
l' inuaiuLk la uuiiu. lb ujjcata bund
Lieut. Col. Charles Fleming, a revolu
tionary soldier of distinction and valor,
was granted for his services a tract of
six thousand acres in the then State
of Ohio. After his death the land was
anlri hut-, nn vntM tnrVBvanna it la nnar
claimed, was ever made cf any portion
of it. The matter has been carefully
looked into by the heirs.who claim the
city of Frankfort is principally built
on the tract, which was formerly Ohio
Territory .and the records of the Virgi
nia land office in the State capital show
very plainly the entry of the original
deed and the location of the land as
aoove siaiea. it is saia mat uere ara
only eight living representatives of
the old Col. Fleming. Among them
are Mrs. J. M. Benson, of South Caro
lina; P. Bernard, of Richmond, Va.,
and Miss Judy Bernard, of Lynchburg.
All of them regard the result of their
proceedings with the liveliest and most
hopeful anticipations, 83 the property
claimed will amount to some 110,000,
000 in value
A Compromise Effected.
St. Louis, June 23. The conference
to-day between the strikers and master
plumbers resulted in the adoption of a
compromise which end3 the strike
which began May 1st. The bosses have
agreed to pay and the journeymen to
accept nine hours pay for eight hours
work instead of ten hours pay for the
shorter hours.

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