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Atlanta has been full of the workers
of the great Baptist denomination for
several days. About 1,500 delegates at
tended the convention —coming from
all the Southern States.
The report of the home mission board
. showed a total number of missions of
365. Eighty houses of worship have
been built during the year. 324 Sunday
schools were organized and 1,324 sta
tions were maintained. 5,271 candidates
were baptized and >5,973 received into
the church by letter.
The report of the treasurer of the
board showt d total cash receipts of
$126,281.51. For the year just closed
the receipts of the board were $17,-
682.88 in excess of last year.
The report of the foreign missions
board showed twenty-one new mission
aries in the field for the past year. The
receipts for the year were $114,325, the
largest sum ever received in a year.
The deficit this year is $16,932.24.
The report showed forty conversions
in Italy for the year and two new
churches built there. Brazil reported
ninety baptisms and a total member
ship of 119. In Mexico there have been
127 baptisms, which makes the Baptist
church there *958 strong. The Japan
mission has been established only a
short time, but is still nourishing. In
north China there have been nine bap
tisms for t he year, which makes the to
tal Baptist membership there 141. Cen
tral China has 110 church members.
The Orients have brought the work of
the missionaries to the attention of the
emperor, which has interceded to per
fect them. South China had 120 bap
tisms and a total of 666 church mem
bers. Africa had thirty-one baptisms
and the membership there is 111. There
are 124 pupils in the African mission
Sunday school, but the work is difficult.
Nashville, Tenn., was selected as the
next place of meeting.
The following is tne .apportionment
of the centennial fund to be raisedin
• , each stfei foreign missions. 3he
same amount additional is to be raised
for* home missions.
Alabama,*s7,soo; Arkansas, $1,500:
Arkansas and Indian Territory, 8250;
District of Columbia, $500; Florida,
1,500; Georgia, $12,500; Kentucky,
$15,250; Louisiana, $1,500; Maryland
$12,500; Mississippi, $5,250; Missouri,
$10,000; North Carolina, $7,750; South
Carolina, $8,500; Tennessee, $10,000;
Texas, $15,250; Virginia. $15,250. To
tal, $125,000.
Safe Blowers Caught by the Marshal
Kill Rim With an Irou Bar.
Toccoa, G May 10. —James A. Car
ter trie faithful night watchman at this
place, was murdered about 4 o’clock
tjiis morning. The murder was com
mitted with a crowbar,which was found
in a car near by. The bank was broken
into, and it is supposed that the watch
naan surprised the robbers while inside,
and in order to make their escape the
robbers brained him with a crowbar.
The knob was knocked from the vault
door, but they gained no entrance to the
vault. The money drawer was rifled of
a f«w dollars. The body of Mr. Carter
was found lying near the bank this
morning and traces leading from the
place were followed to the car, where
the blootly crowbar was found, and on
to a lewd house kept by some negro
women, where Jim Redman and Bob
Addison, colored, were arrested.
Circumstantial evidence points very
strongly to their guilt, Jim Redman, i
colored, was seen with the watchman J
just before 4 o'clock and pretended to be j
trying to assist him in capturing a
negro who had been making some sus
picious moves in another part of town.
A nickel has been found in Redman’s
possession that P. M. Scott refused to
take from the bank yesterday in pay
ment lor stamps.
The coroner is here, and everybody
are bending their energies to discover
the guilty parties. Mr. Carter was a I
faithful officer and our citizens say his
murder must be avenged, and if it is
proven on anyone Judge Lynch will
have a hanging.
later.- Jim Redman has confessed
to bank robbery and implicates Gus
Roberson and Will Bence, all negros,
and says they were frightened off by the
watchman, but denies all knowledge
of the murder.
Paris, May 10 The police of St.
Etienne to-day discovered a secret tele
phone code containing a list of the ad
herents of the Anarchists’ committee.
An attempt was made to-day to blow up
the railway bridge at St. Eenbercque,
near Anas.
People’s Party Paper.
to JX.II Special None.”
He Also Had a Hand in the Train
Birmingham, Ala., May 6.—E. E.
Liddell was killed at the Pratt mines
! early this morning while burglarizing
a jewely store. lie, in company with
i G. W. McDaniel and C. L. Miller, went
to Pratt mines with the purpose of
committing the burglary. McDaniel
was in the employ of Detective J. B.
Robbins, of this city, who had been
working up the train robberies which
occurred at Collin’s Station, on the
Georgia Pacific railroad, on the 30th
of March.
Liddell had previously made a con
i session to McDaniel that he was con--
i nected wit h the train robbery, and told
him of his intention to rob the mines.
McDaniel gave this information to
Detective Robbins, and he instructed
McDaniel to go with Liddell and
i Miller and learn the exact; night of the
, intended robbery. Being informed*
that last night was the time set for the
I burglary, Detective Robbins, with
i posse, repaired to the place, secreted
themselves and awaited the coming of
the burglars. At 2 o'clock this morn
ing the three men arrived at the Pratt
mines in a buggy, and, after tying
their hosre in the woods near by, went
to the store and opened the front door.
McDaniel remained outside while
the others went in and began proceed
ings. At a signal from .McDaniel, the
posse closed in on their game. Lid
dell ran out of the back door and was
shot by one of the posse.. Miller was
captured and brought to this city.
Liddell’s dead body was found about
four hundred yards from a store at
daylight. He had been known in this
city as a quack dentist. He was identi
fied as a burglar from New Orleans.
Miller is in the county jail.
A Large Territory of Farming Laud
Peoria, 111., May 6.—The dyke of the
Lamarvh draining district in the lower
end of the city, gave "way shortly after
7 o’clock this evening, flooding the dis
trict, which is about five miles in
length by two and a half in breadth.
This was all reclaimed land and un
der cultivation. About twenty fami
lies live in the portion affected and the
greatest excitemsnt prevails at Pekin,
directly opposite which it lies, for it is
feared that some of the families have
perished in the rush of water.
The break is about 600 feet in length,,
and the damage to property will
amount to thousands of dollars. Res
cueing parties are arranging to go out
from Pekin. The Illinois river is high
er than it has been since 1884.
The Plan Well Laid but Also Well
Guarded Against.
Benton. Texas, May 6. —A desperate
attempt was made to rob the passenger
train on she Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Railroad which left here yester
day morning. Shortly’ after leaving
this place the conductor discovered
two masked men on the platform of
the express car. The train was stop
ped and the men put off. The train ,
proceeded on its journey. The engi
neer saw a red lantern being waived
by some one some distance ahead of
him. As ho slacked the speed of the
train he discovered a number of men,
and observed that they were masked.
He did not stop. As the train passed
the men tired several volleys, but none
of the passengers were injured.
Two Prisoners Escape.
Greenville, S. C., May 9. —Two pris
oners made their escape from the new ;
county jail on Saturday night last. They (
were George Head, awaiting trial for;
larceny and murder, and Ritchie, a moon- i
shiner, awaiting trial for violating the i
revenue law. They were allowed to go ;
into that portion of the building used as ■
the prison water closet, and both being •
slender men they succeeded in reaching ;
the cellar through a sewer. Here they
soon cut through a wa’l, which separated
them fr.-m the furnace room. From
there they ascended the stairway to the
jailer’s office on the second floor, the resi
dence portion of the building, and es
caped fyom the window by leaping to
the yard below. They were seen leaping
from the window by several persons pas
sing. The jailer was notified at once.
The sheriff and police force were started
after them, and, so far, they have not
been recaptured, though it is reported
that a posse is within a short distance of
them, and it is expected they will be cap
tured in a few hours.
Great floods are reported in all the lowa
rivers, entailing great loss upon' the
Want Young’s Place.
Washington. May 10. —It appears
that there are at least three applicants
in the field for the place of executive
clerk of the senate. They are Gen.
Harrison Allen, of Fargo North Da
kota, formally a resident of Pennsyl
vania, who is backed by the north
western senators; Charles Martin, of
Kansas, late clerk of the House of
Representatives, who is brought for
ward by Senator Perkins and W. 11. 11.
Hart, a colored man and a graduate of
Howard University, who was the pro
tege of ex-Senator Evarts and who has
strong backing.
Associated Press.
New Orleans, May 9.—At a meet
ing of Confederate veterans in this
city, notice was given that they will
insist upon the passage by the legisla
ture of the pension law giving
all confederate veterans crippled, dis
abled or otherwise incapacitated of
supporting themselves, a pension of
from $6 to sl2 a month, The demand,
if granted, which it probably will be,
will cost the State somewhere from
$50,000 to SIOO,OOO a year.
A Mammoth Failure.
Mobile, Ala., May 6 th.— Thoms s
Forbes, jr., retail grocer, 102 Dauphin
street, sold out his interest in business
yesterday to W. B. Pope>, his partner,
and to-day made a general assignment to
James W. Gray of all his ether property,
including certain notes of Pope in pay
ment of the purchase of the business.
Liabilities $500,000. Endorsing for the
St. Elmo Ltimber Company caused his
failure. The St. Elmo Company has been
attached by the local creditors of Forbes.
Their Pay Cut Off.
Parts. May 6. —Six French bishops
are now deprived of their stipends.
This vigorous measure is without pre
cedent. It is the beginning of dissen
dowment. If the policy of subjuga
ting the church succeeds, the govern
ment will attempt to remove the offend
ing bishops from their sees. The ru
mor of tb.e resignation of the .arch
bishop of Paris is revived.
Fell Through a Bridge.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 6. —One
span of the Sheffield end of the Mem
phis and Charlston bridge, at Florence,
Ala., collapsed this morning at 8:39
and a crew of five men with a freight
engine and live cars were precipitated
forty feet into the river. Two men
were seriously injured and Brakeman
Hamlett was killed.
Roanoke, Va., May 6.—lt was 3 o’clock
this morning when the republican state
convention adjourned. A big fight was
made on the question of instructing dele
gates to Minneapolis to vote for Harrison.
Mahone won, the delegates going unin
The Finances of the Kingdom are in
a Bad Condition.
Rome, May 6. —Marquis Rudini and
the cabinet have resigned. King
Humbert has not yet accepted the
resignation of the ministry, and be is
undecided what course to take in the
It is well known that the finances of
Italy are in a very bad way, and in
some quarters this condition of affairs
is attributed solely to the expenses in
curred in maintaining Italy’s place in
the Triple Alliance, but this is not
alone the reason. There is another
form of extravagance that is not pe
culiar to Italy alone. This is the irra
tional number of employes in all de
partments of the government. Signor
Crispi was the first prime minister
who resolutely set about reducing the
number of employes in the public ser
vice, and he was really upset on the
project for the reduction of the admin
istrative expenses by this means.
The fact was too patent to the Ru
dini ministry for it to risk* a step in
this direction, and the result is that
place holders are still drawing large
sums annually from the public treas
u-y. In the opinion of many people
the economies in the army and navy
are the last that should be made. Tha
expenditure on the army is, paradoxi
cal as it may seem, the most profitable
a nation makes. The army is the
school of manhood of Italy and the
surest and quickest meens of indis
pensable unification, still incomplete,
and the best cure for many ancient
evils still lingering in the body politic.
London, May 7. —The Sebastopol cor
respondent of the Standard sends the fol
lowing dispatch to his paper : ‘’Prepara
tions for war in Russia have never been
more active than now. There is a con
tinuous movement of troops to the
western frontiers of the country.”
London, May 9. —Quite a serious riot
occurred Saturday at the Castleden col
: liery, near Hartlepool. The trouble grew
i out of the employment of a non-unionist
I named Stockdale.
I The union men attacked him Saturday
j evening us he was leaving his work and
; would, np doubt, have seriously injured
| him had it not been for the interference
i of the police.
The rioters then turned, their attention
|to the latter and hurled a shower of
j stones at them. A number of policemen
’ were struck by the missiles and badly
' Stockdale took to his heels and ran to
his home. The mob was in strong force,
and finding that Stockdale had tempora
rily escaped them, rushed to the colliery
and smashed the engine house to piece?.
Then procuring bags and baske s they
; made a descent upon the piles of coal.
> and every man lugged off as much fuel
as be could carry.
! Again and again they returned, and
; it is said that they managed to steal a
i hundred tons of coal. It was impossi
i ble for the mine officials or police to
j prevent them from doing just about as
they pleased. Finally some one in the
crowd suggested they attack Stock
dale’s house.
This suggestion met with instant ap
proval and the howling and yelling
mob rushed to 1 he house, and in a short
time it was totally wrecked. The oc
cupants, however, had been warned in
time and made their escape before the
rioters ruahed through.
Another house, in which an official
of the mine resided, was set on fire,
and then, satisfied for the time being
with the destruction they had wrought,
the rioters withdrew.
Yesterday, however, the mob gather
ed again and threatened to wreck all
the upper works of the colliery. The
min.® officials parleyed with the mob,
an-» promising to discharge
I Stockdale, induced the miners to sus
■ pend hostilities.
the interest of wealth produ
London, May 6. Within both Glad
stone’s immediate circle and the rank
and file of the Liberal party his refusal
to receive delegates from the Working
men’s Conference who desired to present
the eight hour question to him is keenly
felt to have been a tactical mistake.
Quick to take advantage of this mistake,
the Conservative members of the house
of commons for London held a meeting
and decided to influence the government
to take the opposite course. The Liberal
members a ! so held a special meeting, but
they hesitated to take action condemn
ing Fladstone. They therefore referred
the matter to a committee, with instruc
tions to report next week. In the mean,
time the conservatives stole a inarch on
them by inducing Salisbury and Balfour
to receive a deputation consisting of duly
accredited prepresen tatives of trades
The leaders of the trades union coun
cil are almost without exceptions Radi
cals. They will not be duped into sup
pcsing that the Conservative chiefs are
more zealous in the cause of ’abor than
the Liberal leaders, nor will either Salis
bury or Balfour commit himself to the
eight hour movement. But; it is not
doubted that the result of the confer
ence between the labor representatives
and the Conservative chiefs will be the
plaCipg of the labor question at the fore
front of the programme of both political
parties, to the embarrassment of the
Ltberal chief, who is allied to home
Preparing For War.
London, May 7. —The Sebastopol cor
respondent of the Standard, sends the
following dispatch to his paper :
“Preparations for war in Russia
have never been more active than now.
There is a continuous movement of
troops to the western frontiers of the
country and the calling out of success
ive categories of reserves in the. interi
or has commenced. These reserves
will be forwarded to various points of
concentration, -whence they can in the
easiest manner reinforce the regulars
in the Polish garisons. On the Austri
an and German frontiers naval trans
port preparations are nearly com
The conservatives are urging Balfour
to fix a date for the dissolution of par
Good Stories Told in the Smoking
Room. ♦
Washington, April 29.—The gossip of
the smoking room is the attraction which
keeps many a man in congress. The pro
ceedings and debates on the floor of the
house are, for the most part, dull and
uninteresting. One quickly tires of them
unless he be a leader in the thick of the
fight, and only the few can be leaders.
But the smoking rooms and the sofas
and easy chairs in the rear of the hall
never lose their charm.
Say what you please about the medi
ocrity of congressmen, I know from per
.sonal contact with the statesmen of a
number of congresses that while the art
of oratory is gradully being lost in this
country, the art of talking well in a
conversational way is continually grow
ing. Sit down in these smoking rooms
and you will hear all the latest stories,
the freshest mots, all the newest gossip
of men, women and politics. Here the
leaders are pulled to pieces, humbug ex
posed, demagogy confessed or ridiculed,
the future of parties predicted and the
fortunes of presidential candidates set
tled about fifty times a day.
Men like these daily symposiums, this
meeting together of kindred spirits, and
the pleasure here obtained is about all
the satisfaction a majority of the mem
bers get out of congressional service. I
think my friend General Newbury, of
Chicago, voiced a prevalent sentiment
when he said the other day that but for.
the goasip and stories of the smoking
seats he would have resigned his mem
bership long ago. “I am at the same
time paying pretty dearly for my whis
th*,” added Newbury. “My board bill
ter myself and family, five persons, four
rooms, is S6OO a month. I pay $l5O a
month for a carriage, that being cheaper
than bringing my own carriage on from
Chicago. My other expenses foot up
about $250 a month, and so I find that
my salary of $416 66 a month falls a. long
way short of keeping me going. It w’s
me about $125 a week to sit in the
smoking room an l listen to John Alien’s
There are plenty of other congressmen
who spfcnd as much money for the honor
of sitting in the house as Air. Newberry.
The great majority, however, are bard
up all the time, because they are poor
men and a $5,000 a year salary does not!
hold out very well in this town. I have
it on good authority that the’stories told
in the smoking rooms are of better quali
ty as a rule than the cigars there con
sumed. Nine out of ten of our fronds
from the west and southwes; are con
tent with a five center, but when you
see Bourke Cockran, Speaker Crisp and
Mr. Catchings putting their heads to- j
gether, you may be sure that none but
five for-a dollar cigars are in their mouths.
Mr. Cockran furnishes them.
This young Tammany lawyer, a veri
table giant in frame, is coming to the
front as one of the strongest men of the
house. He is immensely popu’ar. He
and Tom Reed, who sit opposite each
other with only an aisle between them,
are about the most noticeable pair in the
house. Both are big physically and in
brain power. Each of them is a great
debater. Both are witsand good fellows.
They wear the two largest hats in the
house, Reed's being a seven and a-half
and Cockran’s a seven and three-quar
ters. Reed and Cockran are immensely
fond of each othe v , too, and the ex
speaker often dines at the fine house '
which the young Tammany man main
tains heie. Probably Cockran is living
in Washington at the rate of SI,OOO a
month, but he can afford it, for his law |
practice in New York yields him a hand- j
some income.
Reed is still the leader on the repub
lican side, and when he assembles his
lieutenants and tells them what he wants
done his dictum generally settles it.
The above letter gives a demo-;
cratic account of the way congress-'
men attend to their duties.
Read it carefully. After doing so j
you will not wonder why the inter
ests of the people are neglected.
Air. Cockran, the democrat and
one of the Tammany chiefs, is said i
to have an income of $75,000 per;
year from his *law business. He is
rarely in his seat in congress. His
name is not on the tax books of i
New York City. He pays no tax.
But he is very liberal in spending ,
the taxes of the people, and votes
always for big appropriations.
Liquor will be sold on the grounds of
the world’s fair.
Atlanta in Bad Shape for the Coining
Atlanta is threatened with a waller
i famine. Last summer there was rnffi h
i inconvenience and anxiety on account
of the scarcity of water, and this year
j the famine has assumed threatening
! proportions at a much earlier date.
' The water in the reservoir has already
run so low that it is impossible tc give
more than half pressure, and the sup
ply during the day cannot be forced to
the second stories of buildings. Work
is being pushed as fast as possibly on>
the new water works, but the indica
: tions are that the new supply .will not
. be turned into the city before it i<- bad
ly needed.
The National Executive Committee
Opposed to Fusion.
Witbin the last thirty days I have re
. ceived so many letters inquiring about
j fusion with one of the old parties that I
; am compelled to make this statement to
! the public. These inquiries have all
i grown out of the reports that the old
party press have been sending over the
country. They are all pure fabrications,
without a s ngle word of truth in them.
Mr. Fish, of Minnesota, writes :
“That fusion matter is the rankest kind-*
of fraud, a lie of the deepest dye.”
The same report comes from Kansas,
Nebraska and the Dakotas.
The following is a resolution offered by
Mr. Washburne, at a session of the ex
ecutive committee at St. Louis, June,
1891, which was unanimously adopted,
and will show how the committee stands
on this question, and what fusion advo
cates may expect from us :
‘ Resolved, That the national executive
committee is unalterably opposed to fu
sion with any other political party, and
will not recognize any individual, com
mittee or organization that proposes or
enters into such fusion, as affiliated with
the People’s Party. ’
Fusion means confusion, and will lead
to nothing else. We want all the votes
we can get. We want every democrat
and republican to come with us, and we
would like to have every office within
the gift of. the people, but we can’t af
ford to secure either votes or office by
bartering away our principles. The very
moment we use them as trading stock
and peddle them, around to the? highest
bidder, to secure an office, we will sink
into oblivion, and we ought to.
There is but one thing for us to do—
“ Keep in the middle of the road.” hoist
the black Hag and neither give nor accept
any quarter. Anyone who expects any
of the old parties to give us any financial
reform by fusion, in my opinion, is a
mental deformity.—H. E. Taubeneek in
Topeka Advocate.
They Will Stand for the Right*
The Alliancemap, Atlanta, Ga.
There is a very decided movement
upon the part of the leaders of the
Democratic party in ths State to crush
out the Alliance and destroy its power
for good. Where an Allianceman can
be bought, they buy him, just as tho
Richmond Terminal crowd bought
them up a year ago. Where they find
An Allianceman of brain and influence
who cannot be bought, the effort is to
bulldoze him, and where this fails they
trot out the threadbare and exploded'
ghost of “negro supremacy” to horrify
and frighten the timid and thought
Our people will not be driven from
their allegiance to the Alliance and
its purposes, nor wHI they be bought
or scared into abandoning the great
movement which has been inaugurated
for the relief of the masses from poli
tical and financial bondage.
The flat has gone forth that the bur
dens of the people shall be lightened
and those who most need relief will
not now be wheedled out of the possi
bility of obtaining that for which the
Alliance was formed and which only'
through the Alliance can be had.
To our friends we say: Stand firm*
for principles and listen not to the
voice of the tempter and all will be
right! »
Pulaski Goes Wet.
Hawkinsville, Gx.,May 10.—Pulas
ki county voted on the prohibition ques
tion for the forth time today, and the re
sult was a Waterloo for the dry men.
The indications are that the county
has gone wet by about three hundred
majoirty. At the last election, held
two years ago, the county went dry by
165 majority, and in this election Coch
ran went dry by eighty-two majority,
while the net majority in Hawkins
ville is over two hundred.
Crisp can, but won’t bring the sil
ver bill to a vote.
The Mon ana republicans send an un
instructed delegation to Minneapolis.

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