North Carolina Newspapers

' V. lv.. ,, ROBBERS, .
? ' 'FIRED.
Wells-Fargo Guard, Jennings, Killed
" Robber Named Cullen Another was
I r Seen to Fall From One of His Bullets
Flight of Robbers.
,; .
Denver, Col., Dec. 10. A special from
El Paso, Tex., says:
.Meagre particulars were received in
this city late last night from San Si
mon, a small station just east of Wil
cox, Ariz., on the Southern Pacific, of
a train hold-up. Train No. 20, the sun
set limited, had just left Stein's Pass,
'N-. M., near the Arizona line, when the
engineer noticed a danger signal in
front and immediately applied the air
brakes. No sooner was the train
'brought to a stop than five men stepped
cut from their hiding places near the
track, allheavily armed. One covered
the engineer and fireman with his Win-
Chester, while the others gave their
attention to. the train proper,. more es
Socially to "the express car, firing their
guns In the air and otherwise frighten
ing the .passengers. -;
, At tnis point tne guards in tneet
p'ress cay took a hand in the fusillade.
Thirty or forty shots are said to have
been fired ' hy both sides. One Wells
Fargo guard, Jennings, by name, , suc
ceeded In killing robber Cullen. who "was
nearest to the car. and who was evi
dently the leader, for as soon as the
other robbers noticed his body lying on
the ground they lost courage and made
a break for their horses. Another bul
let from. Jennings' Winchester evident
ly struck one of the fleeing robbers, as
he was seen to fall and was assisted
oUt of range by his comrades.
No express money was stolen and
none of the passengers were hurt.
Death of the President of the .Cincin-
hati Commercial-Tribune Co.
1 Cincinnati, Dec. 10. The Honl Chas.
' Fifliohm'an dtted at 4:30 a. mi today 'at
tnis home in Avondafle from paralysis
.The stroke, wlhSch was the second, came
at1 2:30 'Thursday mornUng and he never
regained -consciousness. Mr. Fleisch
; ttiau -was born in Hungary; in ISSi and
; canie tt" America in 1866 and to Cin
i amnatl In 1868. The foundation of bis
, gfreat. fortune was laid by the invention
of ; patented machSnery for use in dis-till-erics.
This wo followed by utilizing
by-product in dst)UTing for the man
; ufttcture of compressed yeast. His bus
..Iness. interests were varied and mani
fold, until recently he was. made pres
vWent of, the Commercial-Tribune Com
: pany. He was aleo- president of the
Market National Bank. He hadaii ex-tene-hre
interest In, the turf, and was the
, employer of the famous jockey, Tod
, Sioane. , Mr. FJeisjihman . served two
,wr as senator or tMilo from thS dis
. tribt. He held a number of offices, such
; As.. nre commissioner, and trustee of va
; rl'ous, as.oci-tions and: societies.- His
,. tv two sons, Julius and Max, and
; ondauigh.ter, Mrs. c. H. Holmes; sur
i vlve .Mm.
But Little Comment Aroused in Lowel1
V It May Be Followed by
r ' i Other Mills.
- Lowell, Mass., Dec. 10. The reported
dston of the FaU River manufactur
, ers t to reduce wages has not aroused
inuen comment in LowieJl.' The increas-
; ing-, coanpetitlon of .the southern plants
baa. long been' foreseeni1 here, and has
?een- discounted to as great an extent
' as possible. Several mills have already
InBtfilled expenstve linen plants and
i opners have cftianged over .their maohin
s ery - to run on 'specialties. '
, Lewlston, Me., Dec. 10. Lewlston aind
; Aulburn mail, operatives and- agents- are
specutatJng upon the "possible effect on
ISstAr cotton mawufacturing o. the jnro
pased cut down. -'at 'Fall-: River. One;
as?n,t in an ' interview said ".that" the
v niroi-kst was . 'somewhat Influenced - by
tdve Fail; River M51S3 ' and the .situation
.mlgbt demand a ' reduction Iri fwagea
rcid he hoped they-would! not be cam.
pelled'to out and he did not intend to j
borrow trouble. Another saia ne con
sidered it more advantageous to cur
tail production! than to reduce wages.
Manchester, N. H., Dec. 10. Agent j
Herman Fi Sitraiw, of the- Amoskeog
corporation, is authority; for : thev state
ment that the cut in rotton mlil wages
in FaiU River w451 not be' followed, in
thlaT city; that the Fall - River action
pertains only to; the mills of that dty
and it Is- no probable that the; example
will be followed in other-''New England
citiest '.".' ' -. . " . '
Buried by the Collapse of a Building
. , in Milwaukee,
Milwaukee,, Wis-., Dec 10. Twenty
men were buried' under debris by the
collapse of cast house No. 1, of the Illir
nois Steel company's plant ait Bay View,
at 2 o'clock this morning. Fortunately,
only two were seriously hurt, the others
escaping with a few scratches and
bruises. The seriously injured are:
Last evening an explosion of the fur
nace adjoining the cast house occurred,
and; during it Stanislaus Mokof ski was
burned. It is believed that the force of
the explosion shattered the foundation,
and when twenty men- were at work the
side wall had given way and the large
sheet-iron roof caved in this morning.
The fire department and the mill em
ployes were soon rescuing the buried
workmen-, and amidst a drenching rain,
one by one they "were hauled out of the
ruins. But for the fact that the roof is j
of sheet iron, and did not fall flat on the
ground, all would have been killed.
Who Killed a Girl Who Had , Jilted
Him and Then Shot Her
San Francisco, Dec 10. Harvey Al
lender, the double murderer of San Jose,
was hanged at San Qiientin peniten
tiary at 10;30 o'clock today The crime
for which Allender is, to pay the ex
treme penalty was a most revolting one,
prompted by jealousy. . He was infat
uated with Miss Wallberga Fielmer, an
intelligent, industrious girl of ' irre
proachable character, who repulsed him
and became betrothed to Vinanzi Cros
setti, an Italian blacksmith, about 24
years' of age. After having repeatedly
threatened the couple, Allender , met
them walking together on Third
street, San Jose, on the afternoon of
Aug. 19, 1893. He accosted -the girl,
and as she attempted to pass him, Al
lender drew a revolver and shot her in
the neck. She fell to the sidewalk and
Allender then fired again, killing her as
she lay at his feet.
Crossetti attempted to arrest and dis
arm the murderer, but Allender turned
his pistol upen him and: shot him in the
abdomen, inflicting a,fatal wound. Lat
er Allender was arrested and attempted
to commit suicide.
San Francisco, Dec 10. The papers
on the Durrant case have been filed
here. It is expected that the murderer
will be sentenced for the third time on
Tuesday and will be hanged bh the first
Friday of the new year. It is a singular
fact, that of the nine condemned mur
derers now awaiting- execution in San
Quehtin; three Allender, ' Ebanks ' and
Durf arit-killed two persons each.
' Seattle, Wash;, Dec. 10. The schooner
AugustarfroTn Copper river, Alaska, is
tc-n days-over due andi some anxiety is
felt on, her account. Monday night a
heavy storm prevailed. The steamer
Farratfon-: passed a team schooner an
swering the description of the Augusta
off Victoria. . A passenger spoke the
vessel and her master told him that
they were from Copper river-with Ave
passengers on board One of the five
passengers is George Bennicks, who in
a recent letter to James Wardner told
otf a rich quartz find in the Copper river
district. It was a ledge sixty-five feet
wide, free milling, and assayed $20' to
the ton. The Augusta left Seattle the
latter , part of October for-Copper river.
Baltimore, Dec. 10. The residence of
saac B. Emerson, president of the Em
erson Drug company and commander of
the Maryland naval 'reserves at No. 2500
Eutaw Place, was entered last night and
diamonds valued at nearly $10,000 stolen.
AJfter a desperate struggle the thief was
captured as he was leavlhg the house."
The, prisoner was searched and the dia
monds found In his pockets." He says
that his name Is John Davis, 29 years of
age, and that he is a stenographer. 'All
of the diamond were' identified" as Jier
own by J Mrs. Emerson, .excepting three
stick p4n and a silver-bracelet,, which
were later identified by ' Mrs. Kate
Herikleman, of No.-2,304. Eutaw Place.
Springfield, . O., Dec. 10. Mrs. Henry
Weakley, of 278 Fair street, had; issued
invitations and made . all ; arrangements
for, a bIrthday : celebration , at . her home
today in, honor .of her 59th year, v Some
oi tne guests naa arrived, ana sne , was
receiving tjieir congratulations when
she was stricken with paralysis and
died almost. Instantly. . , ,
Chicago 'Dec 10.T-Mrs. . Fred Schroe
der, who was shot in the right shoulder
by her husband last night after, a quar
rel died of her injuries today. Schroe
der put a bullet into his -tenaple -when
the police forced the door of his room.
He died.lnstantly,r . - . v
Lancaster N.v H Dec. 10. It. is an
nounced here that New York and .Bos
ton '-capitalists,; together, .wlth George.
Vandyke, : of Lancaster, .have .formed a
syndicate for the purchase of large lum:
ber , interests. In . the east. The . syndi
cate will represent a capital of seyeral
t minion; dollars: . . v n-.j.. ":; '
I . , 1SQN .SQUARE. ' .
His Wheel Slips on a Turn,He is
Thrown Over the' THandle-bar, Falls
Violently Against the Rails and is
Carried from the Track U noon scions
New York, Dec. 1Q. When, early this
morning, enthusiasts over the sixr days
bike race reached Madison Square Gar
den, they found only sixteen of
the thirty-six men who started on the
record-breaking task. , on Monday last.
The second serious accident of the con
test had removed Moore from the track.
The wheel of - the 1 Philadelphian while
he was in fif th ,place, at 8 a. m., slipped
on a turn and Moore fell over the han
dlebars. He struck his head violently
against one of the rails and lay uncon
scious on tne track. : At. nrst it was
thought that Moore was dead. An am
bulance surgeon put the fears of the
spectators at rest and it was found that
Moore's injuries consisted of a bad cut
on the head and a strain to the chord
on the right side of the neck. He is not
expected to take any further part in the
race. He had ridden 1,489 miles when
he fell.
Although Miller had a lead of 68 miles
at 9:15 a. m., it was anybody's race.
Both Miller and Rice, the Wilkesbarre
boy who has followed so closely on his
heels, showed painful evidences of the
heart-breaking pace they had main
tained since Monday. Miller's, trainers
feared for some time today that their
man's mind was giving way. The sleep
which would put him right is an impos
sibility, for the pursuing Rice would
cut down his lead; Rice, too, harassed
by the fear of Rivierrej and urged by
the hopes of overhauling Miller, dare
not -sleep. Of the first three men, Ri-
vierre looked by far- the best condi-
Teddy -Hale is among the men who,
the experts say, is certain to last to the
end. He had smashed his own record
of last year when he completed his 100th
hour today. Schinneer's eyes are in bad
shape, and unless they get better his
trainers say that -he will have to quit,
Pierce, who is (suffering from ; his
wrenched arm; Gannon, Beacom and
Enterman ploddedVaway gamely. They
will probably finish in about the same
positions they have jnow. Kinz claims
to be very strong, and' he expects , td go
up several pegs. Gray and Johnson
are down at the end; and they will prob
ably remain there. The colored man
is a source of annoyance to the other
riders, as he is continually in their way
because of his slow riding.
Miller, who left the track at 9:30 a.
m., returned at 9:55.
Moore's trainer at 10:30 says he will be
on the track again in about two- hours,
but he does not think the' Philadelphian
can finish after the accident. ' --.
Score at 9:15 A. M Miller, laniles;
Rice, 1,625; Rivierte, 1,599; Schinneer,
1,557; Waller, 1,496; 'Moore, l,480r Hale,'
1,486; Pierce, 1,458; Elkes, 1,357; Golden,
1,334; Enterman, ; 1,328 - Gannon. L293;
Kinz, 1,258; Julius, 1,230; Beacom, 987;
Gray, 952; Johnson, 903.
' The best previous record for 105 hours
was 1,456 miles, made by Hale.
Score at 11 :15 A. ; M. Miller, 1,718 ;
Rice, 1,655; Rivierre, 1,627; Schinneer,
1,588; Hale, 1,516; Waller, -1,510; Moore,
1,489; Pierce, 1482; Elkes, 1,381; Golden,
1,360; Enterman,, 1,351 r; Gannon, 1,327;
Kinz, 1,280; Julius, 1,241; Beacom, 1,005;
Gray, 971 ; Johnson 926.
At 11:15 a. ni.,, Moore, with eye and
face half hidden .by court plaster, went
on the track and'pluckily tried to con
tinue the. journey;v Slowly and painful
ly he wobbled around the track a couple
of times and then dismounted. ; He is
apparently in a state yof semiconscious
ness. Rice and Miller have taken their
last sleep until 'the 'end1 of ' the' race, so
their trainers announce. - -1 - - , V s
-Score at 1:15 Pv M.--Miller, 1,743; Rice,
1,674; Rivierre, 1,659 f Schinneer, ; 1,615;
Hale, 1,550; Waller,-1,541; Pierce, J.500;
Moore, 1,485; Elkes, X 4.02; Golden, 1,388;
Enterman, 1 1,375 ; Gannon,. 1,348 ; Kinz,
1,295; Julius, 1,261V Beacom,-1;019; Gray,
988;' Johnson; 962
- The;best previous record for 109 hours
was 1,504 miles,vjnaae by naie. .
S : Miller was off the' tr ackfromr12 :50 un
; Ripe Is beginning to show the effects
of- the:' terrible" strait "attd his handlers
are having a hard keep him on
the track. ' Last year 'Rice became crazy
before the' end of the race and it is
feared that his mind is .going again.
Roasts AdjtGeai Axltiie for Suggest
ing That Guardsmen Be Lobbyists.:
Columbus O., Dec. 10.3oi; A B. Coit,
In answering ' the: invitation, extended
to- the Fourteenth regiment,. 0..,N, G.,
by Adjutant-General Axline. to partici
pate -in the"; inaugural ceremonies,
.among other things says: ' " -
"The following- paragraph occurs ' in
you r valuable ' coni'muni cation - and was
published in the day press: - ii is urged
that tjie representation, from the' guard
be large, and. credlitable, as; thige "dem
ohWatlons "have ' great - influence with
ihy- irenerai .assembly- in proving .that
the, service is-worthy of the hearty sup
nrtrt nf the" state.!! J.l " ,
Pridfei in the' state.and allegiance": to
fhv' Governor ;and: ..commander-in-chief
ehoiild be sufficient incentive to guard s--menH
$ parade ;at."tbe ' Inauguration,'
.without the sinister :
ing the general assembly.
: VAs commanding officer of the Four
teenth. regiment, I take pride in the
honor . and -dignity of the guard and
most respectfully protest against the
paragraph quoted, and object to you
usHngiyour official position as adjutant
general to lower, the high! standard of
the guard in the- state and humiliating
guardsmen. . It Is the discipline, educa
tion in military : tactics-, attention to
orders ability to exuforce law . and pre
serve order, : and the . perfecjt. harmony,
existing in the guard, and not f street
parade, that have : In-tJhe-.past - influ
enced the legislature- to so-lay ally supr
port the guard and so amply appropri
ate funds for' its maintenance."
Boy of Fourteen Sent to Indania Peni
tentiary Until Twenty .One.
Greenfield, Ind., 1 Dec. .10. Albert.
Scott, aged 14, pleaded guilty to the
charge of murder in the second degree
thus morntog and. was sentenced to the
State Reformatory at Plalnfield until
be becomes 21. On Sunday, i October 3,
young: Scott deliberately- struck his
uncle, Albert C. Scott, over the: head
with a pump handle with premeditated
malice, inflicting a mortal wound, from
which he di'ed - in a" few hours. The
crime was wmmtttad at the uncle's
ihome, six mii'les northeast of this city.
The case was set for trial' in .the" crim
inal court today.
But No Wedding Occurred The
Georgia Man Did Not Wed the
Indiana Girl.
Albany, Ga., Dec. 8. Charles C. Erick
son, an expert watchmaker, came to Al
bany about a year ago, and entered the
jewelry establishment of Phil Harris,
where he Is still employed. He was
rather quiet and reserved, but im
pressed those with whom he was thrown
in contact . very favorably. . He was
looked upon as a single man, and sev
eral days ago he announced that he
woufid be married here yesterday to
Miss Oscilla Chew, of Garrett, Ind., who
would arrive in Albany Thursday after,
He arranged his apartments at the
Albany inn for the reception vof his
bride, and1 the ceremony was to have oc
curred in St. Paul's church soon after
the arrival of his fiancee. The mar-
ri'age license was procured, and Rev. H.
Baldwin, dean, engaged to perform the
ceremony. But db-sftacles unlocked for
suddenly arose.
Two elegrams were received yesterday
morning by the authorities here from
Garrett, Ind., one from the marshal of
fchiait town and the other from W. II.
Chew, faitlher of the prospective bride.
These messages demanded that the
marriage not be aJlaweid to take place
anxi directed the arrest of the prin
cipals, if necessary. They further
stated that Erickson had. a lawful wife
alreadiy and had kept that fact con
cealed from Miss Chew.
Erickson was notified by the officers
Uhat the marriage could not occur, and
he quietly acquiesced. Miss Chew did
not arrive, as . was expected, and it is
conjec-tiured by some that Erickson tele
graphed her in time to have her stop off
somewhere between Atlanta and! A3
bany unltil he could go to her. He de
clares that she .wild arrive tonight or
tomorrow., probably having missed con
nection. He stated that he once naa a
Wife, but has secured ,a aivoree irom
her. '
There is an astonishingly lively inter
est in the affair in Albany, and the story
is the talk of the town. "Miss Chew's
father has telegraphed that he is on his
way to Albany, to see that she is pro
tected. As soon as he arrives Erickson
will be called on to, prove that he -has
been legally separated, from his wife.
Further developments snow tnat Miss
Chew was detained in Macon by De
tective Patterson upon authority of a
telegram from her father requesting
that she be prevented from '.continuing
her journey to Albany.. She was taken
to a leading Jiot el, but did not register.
She requested that her name -be kept
from the piulbJic and, the police are keep
ing the matter dark."-, The young lady is
evidently of a wealthy family, ana or
high social position. . -...
Cheyenne, Wyom., Dec. 10. A record-
breaking fast run was, made by the
Union Pacific east-bound fast mail tram
between Cheyenne and ? North. Platte.
The train, which. was, run as. the second
section of eastbound. No. 2,. made the
run between1 Tipton and i Wamsutter
Station on the Wyoming division at
the rate . of 78 miles an hour. : From
Cheyenne to , Sidn.eyz a , distance of 102
miles," the running time was 97'minutes.
From Sidney to North Platte; 114 miles,
the time was 117 minutes, being the
fastest run in the history of the road.
San Francisco; Dee. . 10. A car Ioad of
tantaug and egg-bearing lobsters have
arriveds from ; Massachusetts ..and have
been" deposited- near the Farrallon Is
lands. "Tbe . fish commission car which
brought these out will go to Anderson,
Shasta county, where it will, take an
about 6,000,000 . Qulnnat'salni'on-' spawn'
from the Battle Creek hatchery- These
are to be distributed in the Upper. Hud
son river and ln all of the streams in
the northwestern states. t .v . , ; ,
v, WILL AFFILIATE. : ? ' ,
v;nicago, utx,: rt egotiatrons are
said, to be under way looking toward the
affiliation of the University "of Chlcsigo
and -the-Rush medical college. .Preai
dent Harper, of, the, university, -left for
New York,, last - night to visit- John., D.
Rockefeller, and it is believed the visit
has an' important bearing on the ques
tion. -1 - - ' : .-
Apple " sauce ' seems .-to .have', been'-.tbe
source, of all man's troubles. .: . - . ..
:-Tt is i Impossible to make- both; ends
meet ta a railway sandwitcb. . .
What the Proposed Festival Will-Be t
Meeting to be Called in a Few Days I
to Definitely
Decide About the
Atlanta, Dec. 10. The Constitution of
this morning says that steps are being
taken to hold a great military carnival
in Atlanta on July 22d and 23d next
year, when the confederate reunion
takes place in the city.
Several gentlemen connected with, the
local military companies and a numJber
of ladiies identified wltih charitable in
stitutions nave been in consultation and
the matter has received the moist fa
vorable consideration. ;
Last summer a similar festival was
planned and would have been carried
out but for some troulble in military
When It was definitely settled that
the big reunion of confederate veterans
woulld take pJace in Atlanta on July
22d and 23d, 1898, the' anniversaries of
the battle oif Atlanta, the matter wa3
revived and a well-known gentleman
prominent in military circles said last
evening to a reporter- of the . Constitu
tion, that the affair was in such a shape
that it was . more than probable that
the program would he carried out.
As now outlined the. scheme is to give
on the afternoons of July .22 and 23, 1898,
a grand military carnival. AH the local
military companies and as many of the
ottoer commands o the Georgia mHitia
as -would agree to take part, and the
companies at Fort McPlberson would
give a program of military drills, ath-r.
letdcs, sham battles, etc. It is. to be suclh
a military exhibition as was recently
g!iven in New York and which proved
such a great success.
The festival woulld be given under the
aaspdees of ladie connected with char
itable institutions and to the Fifth reg
iment for the new. armory. N
The details of the .program have, not
even been considered, but they will con
sist of a number of interesting and en
tertaining features, which will be wit
nessed with pleasure by the old and the
It has also been suggested that: Per
haps the police department and the fire
department1 of the city. wlt beasked to
take part, and a portion of the proceeds
will be given to their relief asscclationsi
One of the7 miilitary officers who is
moving in the matter, said, when speak
ing of the proposed carnival yesterday:
"When the confederate reunion oc
curs in Atlanta next July the city will
be crowded with visitors. ; The sessions
of the confederate association wUl take
place in tlhe mornings, and the people
wbb are here will want some place to
go to in the, afternoons Such a carnival
as we propose to give will. be. sure to
prove a great attraction.. Only a smali
admison fee wlia be charged. -The fes
tival will be no ord5nary tame-military
affair, but spirited and novel, features,
showing all; the latest improvements in
military affairs. There will be exciting
contests and sham battles, which will
warm up the rebel blood; You see, there
wouM nothing so highly, entertain . the
old confederates as a ahow embodying
military matters as .they are now, and
a comparison between soldier life of to
day and the soldier life of the time
when they lay in the trenches could
not be otherwise .than deeply, interest
ing. This carnival was planned for last
summer, 'but had to be abandoned cn
account of some military trials..- I be
lieve It will go througfti next summer
and prove, a perfect success.",
' All the ladies andthe members of the
military - wfho have - been seen so far
have indorsed the planv
In a few days a meeting will be called
and the matter will then be definitely
Gallingefir Chairman - of the Pension
Committee, Declares a Halt
- is Necessary. - 1
Washington, Dec. 10. At last the re
publican leaders in congress, are willing
to admit that the pension, business is
being overdone, v' In the rsenate today
Gallingeri Chairman.of the.pensiqn com
mittee, surprised his associates by "a
bold - denunciation -of;, the private pen
sion business and appealed to the senate
to call a halt in this heavy drain " upon
the treasury' for private pensions previ
ously denied by the ..pension 'office; He
.want-ta say that there is ;a laxity
among senators ; about sending pension
bills, to .our .committee. ?No. Inquiry is
made ;by' thezn.'f.-to 4 the -merit, of .the
measures and -the result is ,our commit
tee. is flooded, with- correspondence .con
cernlng: the; details, of bills that ought
to nave been.. determined before the
measures were", laid i before,.- congress,
Senators should be absolutely, satisfied
I of -. the merlt-of measures before Intro
ducing them, X am - and have r always
Royal makes the food pare,
ceitiome and dellciouK.
Absolutely Pure
been friendly to the soldiers, but I am
constrained: -to -feel;.. that we are going
too far, and: that we ought in the fu
ture to exercise, .the greatest conserva
tism in the oSamderation of all pension
matters. ... -
'.'The practice of pensioning remarried
widows and .; -several other - similar
classes; of Vciaimarits ought to be
stopped. The recommendation of. the
commissioner of pensions that a law
should be enacted jspeedily, providing
that no pension should be granted to
a widows if her marriage to the soldier
had been subsequent to the passing of
tbeUaw under which he was drawing
a pension, ought to be enacted into
iaw.", ;;
In' rpciwe; tio.:a ; uestion by Mr. Al
len, of Nebraska'; Mr. Gallinger said he
was opposed to the granting of large .
pensions toJwidows of distinguiohed officers,.;-
; gr', : ;" ' ;
''We -haveVlost.;the limit in that re
gard,": said "ie; -an it is time that we
should stopi'V , ?
..The:derceguest4d by Mr. Gallinger
was then made.
Senator Gallinger has heretofore held
the record for rushing pension bills
through , the senate in short order, and
his remarks todaycreated something of
a sensation among, the pension grabbers
in both houses. It remains to be seen
what effect Senator4 Gallinger s conver
sion to a reducepension list will have
on the output of pensions from his com
mittee during the present session.
Senator Fritchard will appear before
Judge Davis, assistant secretary of the
interior, next Tuesday for the purpose
of making an argument in favor of pen
sion claimants who served in the con
federate army and subsequently enlist
ed in the union army. It was decided
during President-Cleveland's adminis
tration that sucif; persons were barred
by section 4716 of the Revised Statutes,
which' declares that parties who ren
dered voluntary, service to the confed
erate governnient sball not be entitled
to a pension.. Senator Pritchard takes
the position that inasmuch as the act
of June, 1890, was '.subsequent to the
enactment of section 4716, that the act
of June, 1890, .brmplication, repeals
section 4716., This is an important ques
tion affecting the pensionable status of
quite a number of people residing in
Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Geor
gia, Alabama, Virginia and North and
South Carolina, . ;
He Traced the VB oy to Somerset and
There Lost Track of the Young
Scamp, j
Somerset, Ky., pec, 10. Mrs.sThomas
Ward, . of near Loudon, La:urel count v '
came here yesterday afternoon in search
of . his son Frank, whom he charged
with stealing a horse from him. Mr
Ward traced his
place,, and; yarning that a young man
".uo-noiiug to vutr?aescnpxion or His son
was here last Wednesday inquiring the
way to Mticelid, immediately left for
piace in pursuit, accompanied
by one of his neighbors. Mr. War
seems to be very much incensed at his
wayward son and ays ,he will prose
cute him to theteht of the law. His
explanation of this hatred Of his- sum fa
that the boy,tfiough only 24 years old,
iuts uwu a naraenexi criminal since he
was 16 years of. age. He claims that
the prodigalirerned home about three
months ago, Ifot left the same night and
mojucea:' a brother buly 18 years of age
to accompany him to the Swiss settle
ment of East Bernstradt, that he made
the boy dnink on the native wine am
then Induced him to help rob the old
bwiss wno was selling them the wine.
The older son escaped, but the younger,
being drunk, was easilv causrht. TTr
was tried", and although he claimed that
he was drunk and forced to help commit
the robbery by 'bisV older brother, the
jury gave him a two years sentence in
tne penitentiary, wnere he is now serv
ing ; out .bis term. ;Ward says that a
few days' ago the oldest son came to his
house, 4 no one being at home but his
wire, ana' daughter, jand took one of his
best '.horses, and started to Somerset.
His principal desire for apprehending
hlsvaon la 'tShat. he rnay be prosecuted for
the ribbery of the old Swiss. He thinks
tbat 1f tbe oier brother is given a term
ifT the'pettitenttary, and all the facts
laid ; before JJbe governor he may be in
doiicedto; 'pardon the yourger son. Mr.
Ward' Is a highly respected farmer.
Muscogee, L T. Dec-10. The petition
of 'theDelaware.Indlans to the depart
ment of the .Interior,' asking for their
rights In the Cherokee nation, has been
made v.puhlici "'-The Idocument refers to
the contract between the Cherokees and
the', Delawares by which the Delawares
bought il,600 ?acres. of land and ccm
munal rights in the:Cherokee nation for
$279,434, . -. ' t. f , v . . . - .
Then appropriation ; of $400,000 by the
Cherokee, councltq: equalize the freed
menV share in tne:per capita, distribu
tion pf the Cherokee strip fund,' and the
payment -off $123,0007. attorney's fees cut
of it. is denounced,; as is also the admis
sion 'of freed men"' to citizenship In the
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