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French and English Sol
diers in a Battle.
DOWN IN WEST AFRICA
Twtble is Said to Have Started Over
Thirty Years Ago.
ICLABB OVER DISPUTED COUNTRY
Town of Niki Said to Be Cap
tured By French
THE CONFLICT WAS ANTICIPATED
Reinforcements of English are Rushed to
the Rescue—How the Trouble
Berlin, Not. 28. —A dispatch to the
Frankfort Zeitnng from Rome reports
, -that a sanguinary conflict has taken
place between the French and British
at Nikki, in the Lagos Hinterland.
A conflict between the French and
British forces in the Lagos Hinterland
has been anticipated for some time past.
Both countries have been hurrying
troops into the disputed territory. The
trouble is of about .SO years standing.
In 1870 France and Great Britain opened
negotiations for the settlement of their
respective frontiers in West Africa and
it was decided tn substance that French
influence and authority should be con
fined to the north of a certain line and
that Great Britain should have a free
hand south of that line. The outbreak
-of the Franco-Prussian war interrupted
There was oonsiderable opposition in
both countries to the cession of any ter
. ritory and during the next five years
difficulties frequently occurred. Finally
it was resolved to appoint a commission
tto reconsider the whole matter, and as
a result in the course of the next ten
years four separate agreements were
Later in the day a rumor was received
. from the British colonial office to the
effect that there had been a collision'be
tween the British and French forces at
Nikki, which is said to have been cap
tured by the French troops.
The officials of the British colonial
office, however, regard this report as
highly improbable, as they explain the
British police in the Hinterland, who
are in very limited numbers, had strict
orders to avoid any collision with the
French. It is also understood that the
French forces had been instructed not
to come in conflict with the British. The
British forces in the Hinterland,, it is
further stated, are being reinforced
NEW QUaRaNLITmE DOCTOR.
Dr. Henry Goldtliwaits Will Hereafter
Have Cliarga In Mobile Hay.
Mobile, Nov. 28.—The quarantine
board of Mobile bay at their meeting
here elected Dr. Henry Goldthwaite
quarantine physician, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Dr. Ceoige H.
Fowler. Dr. Goidthwuite is a graduate
of the Medical college of Alabama in
this city, and was the agent, of the
quarantine board at Bocas del Toro dur
ing the past summer. It was he who
announced the first case of yeliow fever
at Bocas, and who stood out with Dr.
, Wallies of the Louisiana board against
the local medical man at Bocas that
their diagnosis.was correct, Subsequent
, events proved the correctness of Dr.
| Goldthwaite’s assertion that the case
" was yellow fever.
The board of health is convinced by
the weather conditions that it can no
longer bo unsafe for absentees to re
The board will cease holding daily
meetings and will issue no further bul
The Kentucky .Matron Stake.
X Louisville, Nov. 26.—The event of
Fthe trotting meeting to be given by the
Louisville Driving and Fair association
•in 1898 wiil be the Kentucky Matron
stake of SIO,OOO for foals of 1898. This
•take has been divided and will be con
tested both next year and the year fol
lowing. Os the money offered $2,000
Will go to the 2-year-olds that trot and
SI,OOO to th«2-year-olds that pace, while
the remaiug $7,000 will go to the 8-year'
olds that trot in 1899. The entries have
been remarkably good and the stake
next year will be one of the best favored
. .of the season.
THE ROHE TRIBUNE.
Charges Against “Certain Mem
bers" Must State Names.
Methodist Conference Has Inter
esting Session—Bishop Gallo
way After Rumor Circulators-
Athens, Nov. 26.—Just before the
close of today’s session the delegates to
the general conference were chosen as
Dr. Warren A, Candler, Dr. John B.
‘ Hammond, Dr. W. P. Lovejoy, Dr. W.
M. Glenn. Dr. R. G, Bigham, Dr. M. J.
Cofer, Dr, W. W. Wadsworth.
i Lay Delegates—Rev. Sam Joues, E.
H. Dozier, L. A. Quillian, R. M. Mc-
Intosh and H. S. Willingham.
Tbe hour of adjournment came before
the election was completed.
r Dr. 8. R. Belk received a good num
’ ber of votes for delegate, but not enough
to elect him.
This morning Rev, Mr. Timmerman
' r jse to a question of privilege and read
a statement to set himself right. He
■ lid his circular was not intended for the
public eye, but for member! of the con*
I ference. He disclaimed responsibilty for
the statements quoted in the circular,
saying he thought some of the language
> in them too harsh. Some of the matters
alluded to, he said, were known to the
entire conference. He believed in the
purity of the great body of the confer
ence, but if there was any corruption, if
there were any rotten spots, they ought
s to be cut out with the surgeon’s knife.
5 The matter, he said, should be settled in
6 righteousness, and he offered the follow
j “Whereas, the purity and integritv
j of our conference bave been publicly
challenged by sundry publications in
j the religious and secular press, and.
’ whereas, we are satisfied that many of
these charges are not founded in fact,
t but are baseless rumors; and, whereas,
r it is due every innocent man lying
I under false report that he should be
t vindicated; and, whereas, it is due
the conference and church that all
t false imputations cast on it should be
9 removed; and, whereas, we have no
- desire to shield any member of the
I conference who may be guilty of
crime; therefore be it
“Resolved, That we deem it due
j ourselves and the cause of Christ to
’ make a thorough and impartial exam
-1 ination of the characters of the
( preachers of this conference and to in
> state an investigation of every case in
which moral delinquency may be
The resolutions were signed by J.
; A. Timmerman, W. O, Butler, and J.
Dr. Warren Candler offered the fol
i lowing substitute:
i “Resolved, That general statements
' affecting the character of ministers
’ tend to put all members of this body
, | under suspicion and are therefore not
; to be approved and that if any broth
-1 ■ er has complaints or charged to make
let them speak on the call of individ
There were several amens as the
substitute was read and it was adopt
ed with only one dissenting vote
which was a loud “No” irom Rev. C.
' C. Cary. This puts Mr. Timmerman,
’ and Mr. Cary squarely on their mettle.
' If they have evidence and have the
courage to prefer charges against in
dividuals there will be more of this
matter If they have not this vote
closes the incident.
Bishop Galloway in lecturing the
, young preachers on diligence, told
' how Mrs. Wesley, tbe mother of 19
children, found time to write three
. books for their instruction. Then he
' gave them this rare bit of two-edged
“Down in another state I heard a
, rumor. It was vague, and no one
vouched for it; no one khew where, it
came from. (Laughter.) The broth
, er who heard it and told it hoped it
wasn’t true (laughter.) but he had
heard it and wanted to know what
was in it (laughter,) and it was to tbe
effect that a presiding elder had
preached a new sermon. ”
At this the conference broke into
applause and laughter, and as they
caught the full significance of the
bishop’s humor, tbe laughter rolled
up again in renewed volume.
Dr. Hammond asked for money to pay
a debt which Wesleyan College owes to
citizens of Macon, and Dr. Candler came
to his aid, leading the collection, which
amounted to about $3,000, and this is
the largest at any conference since
Bishop Pierce raised $5,000 for the
Anglo Chinese college.
Dr. H. C. Morrison, general mission
secretary made a brief address, announc
ing that a debt of SIBO,OOO had been paid
during the past year.
Tomorrow a very lively day is antici
pated at tbe conference. It promisee to
ROME. GA., BAIUKDAY. NOVEMBER Sfi7. 1897.
ARE AT SEA
Land Not Sighted On
Tells “His Crew” They Must Get Down
AUSTRALIAN BALLOT IS THE PORT
That • Sailor” Wants the Ship
of State to Reach.
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BY MONDAY NEXT AT 10 A. M-
In the Senate the Bill to Select Judges
and Solicitors by the People Goes
Over Until Wednesday Dec. 1.
Atlanta, Nov. 26.—The house is at
sea ou the convict question. Speaker
Jenkins made such a remark before that
body and the members did not hesitate
to echo his opinion. The house has
progressed no further than the first sec
tion of this perplexing bill and have
been considering it for 11 days.
It has been decided to arrange a cate
chism consisting of six questions and
the members will be asked to answer
each of them. This, it is thought, will
give the house some idea as to how the
representatives stand ou the matter.
Just after the opening Messrs. Polhill
and Stapleton, the Democrats who were
successful iu the Jefferson county elec
tion contest, were sworn in, and are
now fullfledged members of the house.
Mr. Felder’s Australian ballot bill
was the special order lor 10 o’clock, but
on motion of the author was carried
over and set for Monday next at the
The minority report on the bill to re
duce the salaries of railroad commis
sioners from $2,500 to $2,000 was sub
mitted by Mr. Little of Muscogee,
chairman of the finance committee.
The majority report of the committee is
iu favor of the bill, but the minority re
port is signed by 38 of the most promi
nent members of the finance committee.
Senator Gray’s bill to reduce cattle
■tealing from a felony to a misde
meanor, where the value of the animal
is under S2O, was taken up for final con
sideration. The measure passed the
senate some time ago. The bill met
with strong opposition in the house and
on account of the unrertain issue was,
upou motion of Mr. Duncan of Hous
ton, who favored the passage of the bill,
temporarily laid upon the table.
The senate had just enon h of its
members in the chamber when the roll
was called to begin business. The first
thing in order was the consideration of
the bill of Senator Hopkius providing
that the people should have an oppor
tunity to say whether or uot they de
sired to elect the judges and solicitors
of the superior court.
Owing to the exceedingly light at
tendance. Senator Hopkins moved to
displace the bill and make it the special
order for Wednesday, Dec. 1. Senator
Battle objected, but the motion was
carried and the bill went over.
Senator Gray introduced a joint reso
lution memorializing congress to refund
the cotton tax collected during the war.
The resolution was adopted.
NEW ARMOR PLATE - PLANT.
Congresunaii Underwood Is Trying to Se
cure It For Birmingham.
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 26.—Con
gressman Underwood, of the Ninth Ala
bama district, is the leader of the move
ment for the location of a government
armor plate plant in the southern states,
and it was largely through his influence
that the secretary of the Davy was in
duced to send the special armor plate
board south to investigate this section’s
qualifications in favor of the production
of armor plate.
Congressman Underwood will en
deavor to have a provision attached to
either the naval appropriation or to the
sundry civil bill for the erection of an
armor plate plant to be located at Bir
He has been in correspondence with
numerous western and southern mem
bers of congress and says he finds that
a vast majority will support a measure
of this kind. Mr. Underwood is very
■anguine of success in his undertaking.
Young Man In a Tration.
Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 26.—At a holi
ness meeting, now in progress near
Brunswick, William Hickman, a well
known young man, went into a re
ligious trance. After his body for 48
hours lay iu a cataleptic ssate, phy
sicians were summoned, but have failed
■o far in bringing tym to.
KILLING AT SELMA
One Negro Shot Another Dead
Demanded His Money and When
Refused Killed The
Selma, Ala., Nov. 26. -News reached
here this afternoon .of a foul murder and
robbery near Marion Junction in th ■
county. A crowd of negroes were gams
bling in the woods when Will Jenkins
displayed a sack of silver.
Bunk Morizette demanded the money,
but Jenkins refused. Morizette then
seized a pistol Jenkins had and shot the
Three negroes have been arrested since,
but Morizette is still at liberty..
Report That He Has Been Caught In Mus
eogee, Indian Teraltory.
Atlanta, Nov. 26.—A letter and
photograph have been received here
from Muscogee, I. T. The letter says
that Will Myers has been captured there,
and the photograph looks very much like >
Requisition papers were for warded
to Muscogee today.
Atlanta, Nov. 26.—Detectives to
day recovered SSOO worth of diamonds
and jewelry belonging to Mrs. H. H.
Cobb of Washington street. They
were stolen by the cook, who has
been arrested. A negro man to whom
tbe jewelry was given has also been
placed under arrest. .
WILL SAVE THE WHALERS.
Revenue Cutter Hear Gt mm to the Rescue
of the Icebound Vessels.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 26.—The reve
nue cutter Bear has sailed to the relief
of the whalers who are frozen in the
Arctic ocean, north of Point Barrow,
Alaska. Just before leaving. Captain
Tuttle, in discussing the probable point
Where the sled, or laud party, will be
landed for their dash north, said that it I
all depends on the state of the ice pack. I
"No vessel,” he declared, "has gone
before in that part of' the sea to which :
the Bear is bound later than the month
of October. The ice condition is un
known, except within sight of the
shore. The natives have been able to
report on the ice formation only so far
as they have been able to see it from
land. As a result of this winter’s work
in Behring sea I hope to throw some ;
light on the ice subjects by the time I
He then added significantly:
“As far as steam and sail will drive
the Bear to the northward she will go. ”
. Captain Tuttle will shape a course at ,
the the outset from the Straits of Fuca
to Unalaska. He hopes to make the
run across to Unalaska in seven days’
time. This is about 1,850 miles.
“Five days’ good running from Una
laska,’’ he says, "should take me to
Ledge island, provided that the nortn
point can be reached at this time of the
year. I hope to be able to leave Una
laska on Dec. 8 next.”
At Unalaska the Bear will take on
coal and such eupplfes as the overland
party will require. These supplies will
be augmented later on should the Cape
Prince of Wales reindeer station be
reached by the sled party.
As soon as the Bear has landed the
sled expedition she will return to Un
alaska and winter. She will start out
from there in the spring as soon as
there is the slightest chance of pene
trating the ice. Her objective point
will be Point Barrow. •
BIG STRIKE IN NEW YORK. !
Cloak Makers Quit Work Bather Thau
Accept a Waje Reduction.
New York, Nov. 26.—A strike which
involves 2.000 cloak makers occurred at
a Delaney street shop. The cause of the
strike was a threat alleged to have been
made by the employing contractors to
reduce wages. This is the first result of
the expiration of the peace contracts en
tered into three mouths ago between
the 800 contractors and 9,000 organized
workmen in the cloak making industry
According to the agreement these
contracts became obsolete Friday. A
series of meetings will be held to out- i
line plans to avert, if possible, a general
conflict between employes and em
More Arrears Are Made.
New York, Nov. 26. The Herald’s
correspondent in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, j
telegraphs that four more deputies have I
been arrested in connection witn tbe at
tempt on the life of President Moraes.
Greek Crisis Ended.
Athens, Nov. 26.—The cabinet crisis
which grew out of the defeat of the
government in the boule on Monday
over the question of the recent war with
Turkey is ended for the present.
Wealthy Tobacconist Dead.
St. Louis, Nov. 2..—John B. Liggett,
the millionaire tobacconist of thia city, *
died here, aged TO.
Courtmartial Finds Him
Guilty of Cruelty.
ONLY A -REPAIMAND
Wbat Is Believed To Be the Autborative
Finding of the Court Martial.
SURE HE WILL NOT BE BOUNCED
Good Character Enables The
Captain to Escape.
BRUTAL TREATMENT OF A PRIVATE
Was the Charge Against Him—Decision
Which Was Rendered Was .Made
In One Hour.
Chicago, Nov. 26. The Tribune
prints the following: The finding of
the courtmartial is that the accused is
guilty of the charges in the specifica
tions and that he be reprimanded by
the prosecuting authority. The court
is thus lenient, in view of the good
character of the accused, as shown in
The foregoing is, according to the
statement of a man who knows, the ex
act verdict of the courtmartial which
has just its labors in the case
of Captain Leonard A. Lovering of Fort
Sheridan, charged with brntal treat
| meat of private Charles Hammand. It
| took the courtmartial one hour to reach
its decision. The first ballot resulted in
i seven members of -the courtmartial
Voting “guilty’’ and five “not guilty.”
The usual courtmartial is composed
of 13 members, but Major Randolph,
who had been detailed to attend, was
unable to do so and 12 men sat as a jury
to decide the fate of Captain Lovenug.
; There was a vigorous effort made to
j havs those parts of the specifications
accusing Captain Lovering of “cruelty”
and “brutality” struck out, but it was
finally decided to consider the charges
as they were set forth in the specifica
tions, and the decision was reached
Without making the changes.
A majority is conclusive in courtmar.-
tial findings, and so after the fact of
guilt was established, the thing to be
considered was the measure of punish
ishment. The officers had made up
their minds that Hammond’s career as
a soldier was most creditable, and this
weighed strongly in bringing them to
an agreement as to the punishment to
be meted out to Lovering.
The evidence showed th,it Captain
Lovering had been connected with the
United States military service for 25
years and that his record had been a
good one. A number of officers came
out plainly and said that they would
not vote for a finding of guilty if Cap
tain Lovering was to be given a humili
ating punishment. It was argued that
Hammond’s record, which was traced
by the attorneys of Captain Lovering,
was such as to gain the latter some
The finding of the courtmartial is se
' cret under a solemn oath. The mem
bers were not to divulge the decision or
discuss it until the propdfr authorities
made it public. The courtmartial is
the result of a direct order issued by the
president and he will be the reviewing
officer in the case unless he surrenders
the responsibility to General Alger,
secretary of war.
Lieutenant. Colonel Hunter, judge ad
vocate of the court, has his record
completed, and this, with the finding,
has been forwarded so Washington. It
will probably be placed in the hands of
tbe president on Monday, and after its
inspection by Generals Alger and Miles
the finding will be given out officially.
| The public announcement will proba
bly be made by Thursday of next week,
but it is of course known that the presi
dent may change the sentence recom
mended by the courtmartial
Croker a Senatorial Candidate.
New York, Nov. 26 —Richard Cro
, ker is a candidate for the United States
’ senate. He desires to succeed Senator
I Edward Murphy. That was what all
sorts of politicians were saying after
reading Croker’s interview attacking
David B. Hill and recognizing Senator
Murphy as the Democratic leader in
New York state. As one of the best
known Democrats in New York city
politics put it: “Croker is crazy for
vindication. Murphy has no desire to
I go back to the senate owing to his con
tinued ill health. Croker believes that
| by creating a division between Hill and
Murphy he, by using the tremendous
I patronage of Greater New York, may
i go to the Mnate.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE TRIAL OFiTHORN
Slayer of Culdensuppe Listens
to Damaging Testimony.
Blue Outlook For the Barber—Mrs.
Nack Yet to Tell What She
Knows About the Case.
New York, Nov. 26.—The jurymen
who were selected last Monday and
Tuesday to try Martin Thorn, charged
with the murder of William Gulden
suppe, resumed their places in the
Queens county courtroom at Long Island
Oity promptly on time and a few min
utes later the accused was brought into
The first witness called was the Bar
ber Keohne, whose examination had
not been concluded when the court ad
journed last. Wednesday evening.
In reply to Mr. Howe’s questions, the
witness admitted that the stilletto
which he had showed Thorn had a
poisoned point, and seemed very un
comfortable after having made this ad
mission. Then he said he kept it as an
ornament, afterwards explaining that his
brother had made him a present of it.
David W. Speck, a bartender, test!-
?ed to seeing Thorn in a saloon at East
’hirty-fourth street on Sunday, June
24. Thorn was showing a watch to a
driver named Ferder. Thorn also ex
hibited some money and said:
"This s what I got out of my carriage
ride last Saturday.”
Carl Meirich, who keeps a barber shop,
testified that Thorn told him about liv
ing with Mrs. Nack and having a row
with another boarder, (Guldensuppe), at
whom he fired a pistol, but did uot hurt
him. This row occurred in March or
This witness said that he had sent to
Thorn for a bottle of “shampoo mix
ture” on Wednesday. It will be re
membered that according to Police Cap
tain O’Brien, the accused man had told
him that he was iu this barber’s place
on Friday, June 25, the day of the mur
der. The witness did not see Thorn on
Friday, June 25. He had received a
letter from Thorn in which the prisoner
asked him to say that he was sent for
the bottle of shamoo mixture on June
25 and had been in the place to get part
of that Friday.
Witness gave the letter to Captain
O’Brien the day after Thorn was ar
rested. Meirich identified the letter
when it was handed to him by the
prosecuting attorney. In answer to a
question of Mr. Howe witness said he
had known Thorn for a long time and
the prisoner always bore an excellent
SEVERAL TOWNS SHAKEN.
Great Damage Is Doue by an Explosion
of Nitro Glycerine.
Louisville, Nov. 26. —A special from
Andersonville to The Evening Post says:
Chesterfield, Ind., was almost wiped
off the map at an early hour by the ex
plosion of 80 quarts of nitro glycerine
which had been brought overland from
Montpelier and placed in an open field
half a mile from town. f
Marion Mansey and Sam Maguire
were working a gas well near by when
the explosion occurred. Mansey was
thrown 50 feet, but not fatally injured,
Maguire was also thrown 100 feet in the
air and badly lacerated, but will re
cover. Mr. James Gold’s house, 300
rods distant, was blown to pieces. The
explosion tore a hole in the ground down
to tbe water line and so far as it is
learned it was spontaneous. A 8-ton
engine was torn to fragments and every
living animal was killed instantly.
The little town of Chester is a mass
of ruins, everything being moved from
its foundation, windows shattered, doors
smashed in, every light put out and the
plastering shaken from the walls. Sev
eral people were shaken out of bed.
At Dalesville, 2 miles away, and at
Yorktown, 5 miles distant, the damage
was almost as great. Many people were
injured and it is a miracle that none
were killed outright. The jar of the
explosion was felt in all directions for
15 miles distant. The gas in the well
was blown out and a workman named
Cooper lit it and caused another explo
sion, in which he was fatally burned.
The damage cannot be estimated.
Guilty of a Double -Murder.
Knoxville, Nov. 26.—The jury at
Sevierville, iu the case against Pleas
Winn and Catlett Tipton, charged with
the murder of William Whaley and
wife in that county last December,
brought in a verdict convicting Winn
and acquitting Tipton. The crime for
which the men were' indicted was a
ghastly one and an outgrowth of the
whitecaps’ organization existing in that
county. In order to secure punishment
of whitecaps, the state legislature at its
last session made a new judicial circuit
annexing Sevier county to Knox, so that
Judge T. A. R. Nelson cou.d try the
Prairie Fire In New Mexico.
Clayton, N. M., Nov. 26 A prairie
fire is sweeping over the country south
of this point. The grass is very high
and there has been no lain for weeks.
The course of the fire is through the
great cattle range belt, und for over 209
miles there is no barrier in its path.
Thousands of sheep are in danger and
are being rushed to places of safety. So
far, only two ranches have been de
stroyed, bat many are now exposed. .