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The Peoples Party Paper
VOLUME VI.
GILL FOR CONVENTION
Governor Mitchell of Florida
Issues an Address.
DANGERS THREATEN OUR POETS
JSTse Chief Executives of tho Various Stater
Are Kequvtited to Meet Ju tn# City of
Tampa on Jun. 20, 1897, -and Discuss
Methods .▼;»* JPropur D&faiiso of .•’cuth
em Harbors.
Tallasasssk. Noy, 12. Governor
Uitohell lias addressed the following
letter governors of northern and
western states,calling an harbor defense
•convention to meet at Tampa:
Tn view of the dangers which threaten
the gulf and South Atlantic seaports of
the United States, we have deemed it
proper to issue a call for a convention in
the interest of the gulf ana South At lantic
harbors and their defense.
The object of this convention, which will
assemble at. Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 20, 1897.
is to discuss methods for the proper de
fense of southern harbors. As loyal citi
zens of this republic, it behooves us to
heed the admonitions of wisdom and en
deavor to speedily place our defenceless
southern ports in u condition to protect us
from the possible peril of foreign invasion.
In the interest, therefore, of this impor
tant. subject, wo respect fully request your
excellency to honor this convention with
your presence, and also to appoint dele
gates of your commonwealth to attend
the same. Kindly forward the names of
such delegates, when appointed by your
excellency, to Mr. AL C. Cooper, secretary
of the board of trade, Tampa, Fla.
Very respect Tully.
IL L. A I ITCH ELL.
Governor of Flpriila'.
MR. M’MICHAEL MARRIES.
One of ftho Owner* of The North American
Weds Miss Ellen Nixon Harrison.
Philadelphia, Nov. 12. —The wealth
and fashion of Philadelphia were
crowded into St. Luke’s church to wit
ness the wedding of ' Miss Ellen Nixon
• Harrison, daughter of Mr. Charles 0.
Harrison and Mr. Campbell Emory>Mc-
Michael.
Miss Harrison is one of the most pop
ular girls in Philadelphia’s exclusive
set. For several years she has been a
leader in the younger circle and many
lavish entertainments have been given
in her honor. Mr. McMichael is the
son of Colonel Clayton McMichael and
is associated with his father and brother
in the conduct of The North. American.
He is a member of the Rittenhouse
club, Philadelphia Barge club and Phil
adelphia City troop. Mr. Harrison, the
bride’s father, is the provost of the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, ami is one of
the wealtihiest£"tizeus of Philadelphia.
He was a me> --'Aof the great sugar re
_ Jining '
The ceremony was ' performed by
Bishop O. W. Whitaker of the diocese
of eastern Pennsylvania. Rev. Leverett
Bradley,, rector of St. Luke’s church,
and Rev. George Kollar, rector of the
old St. David’s church, at Pidnor,
where the bride’s family are summer
attendants.
After the church ceremony the pro
cession repaired to the home of the
bride’s parents, 618 Locust street.
About 100 gue-.B Mere present. The
wedding J the bridal party
was very jolly 15 .i was enlivened with
songs.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael left on an early
afternoon train for New York, whence
they will go to the Berkshire hills for a
month’s wedding tour.
To Develop California Gold Mines.
San Francisco, Nov. .2.—Ex-United
States Senator Stephen W. Dorsey has
just arrived here direct from London.
For several years the ex-senator’s homo
has been in Denver, and for a year and
a half past ho iias been interested in a
large group of gold mines near the Colo
rado river, 28 miles from Yuma, in
southern California. He went over to
London to get money to develop the
mines. He succeeded and will now
erect a 100-stamp mill and employ 400
to 500 men. Mr. Dorsey says he got the
needed money conditionally on McKin
ley’s election. The ex-senator says also
that confidence among London capital
ists has greatly revived by the result of
the election. He said a’ great deal of
money will come to the California gold
fields for development during the ensu
ing year.
Three Men Killed In an Explosion*
Milkord, Mass., Nov. 12.—The three
men who were injured by the bursting
of a naptha retort iu the straw factory
of William Knowlton & Son, at West
Upton, Tuesday, where a water gas
plant was being constructed, died in the
hospital here during the night. They
were: Fred G. Bulmahau, superintend
ent of the Western Water Gas com
pany of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Thomas I
Williamson of Upton and John Wil
liamson, his brother. The accident oc
curred while Superintendent Bnlmahan
was testing the plant. A naptha valve
sprung a leak and the fluid ran down
upon the heater. The naptha ignited
and a, terrible explosion followed.
Wants Vanilla Plants Cultivated.
Washington, Nov. 12.—United States
Consul O’Hara, at San Juan dei Norte,
Nicaragua, reports to the state depart
ment that the Nicaraguan government
has issued a decree granting to any per
son who shall cv.ltivato 1,000 or moral
vanilla plants on islands belonging to
♦he republic a premium of 10 cents for
each plant and the right to take up 345
acres of national lauds to be paid for
with the proceeds of the premium. The !
law is to remain in force ton years. j
Theraas Will Contest ViigjL’.j Sear. I
Vancerlrg, Ky., Nov. 13.- Colonel
W. Luiue Thomas, silver Democratic
candidate fur congress in the Ninth dis- ‘
tiict :»t the Into election, has informed
the illver chairman here that huxvill
vpatest the seat of Hon. Sam J. Pugh
cm ’.he grounds of irregularities ;r the
voting, which, he says, exists in every j
county hi the district.
Zlahajna Leg Is lata re Msets.
Mop’cgomkry, Ala., Nov. 12. The
fjeneiftl assembly of Alabama met at
noon. Beyond the organization of the ‘
Bi nace, nothing further of especial in- ’
k*re-’t was done. ;
TENNESSEE’S CENTENNIAL.
Work *>£ Erecting Buildings and Beautify
infftbe Grounds Being Pushed.
Nashville, Nov. 12.—Tho result of
the national election has restored confi
dence iu this section and brought evi
dences of renewed business activity.
The Tennessee Centennial exposition is
now an assured success, and no such
enterprise ever had better and more en
couraging prospects. Tho work of erect
ing buildings and beautifying the
grounds, has gone on steadily, despite
tho excitement of the political cam
paign. and visitors from other states are
amazed at tho extent and scope of the
enterprise and splendid appearance of
the groat buildings.
The enterprise has steered clear of
debt and will be pushed forward with
redoubled vigor and increased expendi
ture To make it tho most beautiful and
complotest exposition over hold iu the
south. There is a constant demand for
space for exhibits coming from every
state in the Union and from foreign
countries. The exposition will open
May T.i 897, and it is the determination
of tho • impingement to avoid the mis-,
takes or Other expositions and have
everything complete on opening day, so
that the very first visitors will enjoy the
full exposition without the Minoyances
of unfinished work. '
Evidences are multiplying that this
great agricultural, commercial mid in
dustrial celebration of Tennessee’s cen
tennial year will bo one of the most no
table occasions in the new era of pros
perity'-and business activity which is
prouiised by the renewal of confidence
ami. the manifest spirit of progress
•whidiijis now abroad in the land.
Au appropriation for a government
exhibit which was passed by tho house
at tho last session of congress, is ex
pected to bo provided by the coming
term, arid immediate and appropriate
subscriptions in Tennessee will contri
bute to the success of the celebration
under exceptionally auspicious circum
stances.
BRYAN IS HIMSELF AGAIN.
Lincs of Care, Which Appeared In Hts
Face During Campaign, Almost Gone.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 12. —William J.
Bryan has already begun to formulate
his program for convicting the Demo
cratic campaign during the next four
years. Instead of fortnight
to recuperate from the effAfs of the
physical and nervous strain le lias un
dergone sot the past four mlntfis, four
days ‘seem to have answereßt the Jpur
]>ose, and he now appears ’as wrong and
hearty as he did last July. JjLief from
the worry of tho camp:iig>lrfd the re
sumption of his ordin act. Jife lhave al
ready almost entirely roMfeed the linos
of Care shown in his face ho re
turned a week ago.
paTts.'i>f tile country, but they are grad-r
ally giving way to longer messages -of
yencouragoment and suggestions sos the
continuance of tho fight, These ho has
been endeavoring to answer. He has
Uiso been besieged with applications for
aid iu securing appointive positions un
der the new state officers, who will take
Office in January, but he has given no
tice that he will take no part in the dis
tribution of state patronage.
Threatened Uprising In Honduras.
New York, Nov, 12.—A dispatch to
The Herald from Panama, Colombia,
says: A correspondent iu Tegucigalpa,
Honduras, telegraphs that a report is
current to the effect that revolutionary
plans are on foot in the republic. The
government has information that the
conspirators had planned to make simul
taneous attacks on the barracks in
Dauli, Comayagua, Santa Barbara and
Tegucigalpa. The government has
made several arrests and believes it will
be able to crush all the attempts made
to overthrow the administration.
Rejects a Proposal to Partition China.
London, Nov. 12.—1 n tho course of a
speech at Enfield, Sir Charles Dilke, tho
well known authority on international
politics, said that England had recently
rejected a prpposal by the three great
powers to partition China. He also
said that the alleged recent inspection
of the forts of tho Dardanelles by a
Russian general was by order of the
Russian government and that therefore
it was probable that Russia would re
gard a British attack on the Dardanelles
as a casus belli.
Interesting Case Brought to an End.
San Francisco, Nov. 12.—Alonzo J.
Whitman, ex-mayor of Duluth, legisla
tor and prominent citizen of Minnesota,
who was convicted of forgery and sen
tenced to San Quentin, went forth Mon
day a free man from Judge Wallace’s
court. Superior Judge Wallace dis
missed the three indictments against
him at his own request, and a most in
teresting case was brought to an end.
Workingmen -Hake a Demand.
New York, Nov. 12.—Tho World
says: Knights of Labor and the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, through their
officers, have demanded a revision of
the lists from, which the grand jurors of
the country are selected. The labor or
ganizations allege that too many capi
talists and too few workingmen are on
tho list to insure justice.
Work of the Baptist Congress.
I Nashville, Nov. 12.—The American ,
Baptist congress met in adjourned ;;es- I
sion and resumed the consideration i>f
papers on important topics. The pro
gram of the afternoon exercises in
. eluded papers on "the problems of tho
| country church,” etc.
| Torre’. 1 Advises Removal of Children.
| Constantinople, Nov. 13. While
i counselling tho American missionaries!
to remain at their posts in Anatolia, the
United 7 St-at os minister, Mr. Alexander
, W. Teireil has induced the removal of
tho children of tee missionaries to
pl.iceafof safety.
I Filtctfi-x Paasengers Injured In a Wreck.
i Ogallala, Nob., Nov. 12.—A Union
i Pacific passenger, bound north, from
Denfe'r, struck a broken rail here. Ono
' * wo chair cars and one Pullman
i ovor * n tlie ditch. Fifteen pas-
beu Y ’ ero injured, but none of them
•Be. lOusJy, i
ATLANTA, GEOII GIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1896
MRS.CASTMIWD
She Is Set at Liberty on Ac
count of Poor Health.
PLACED IN HEE HUSBAND’S CASE
Mr. Castle Took the Unfortunate Woman
to the Country, Whore She Will Bo
Shown Every Attention Possible— The
Couple to Return io the United States
ut a.n Early Date.
London, Nov. 11.—Mrs. Walter M.
Castle of Sail Francisco, who was sen
tenced at the Olerkenwell sessions on
last Friday to three months’ imprison
ment without hard labor, after having
pleaded guilty, by the advice of coun
sel, to the charge of shoplifting, has
been released from prison on medical
grounds, by order of the home secre
tary, Sir Matthew White Ridley. The
commissioner of prisons, it appears, di
i rected the medical board to inquire into
the report upon the health of Mrs. (Jos
tle, whose condition was causing anx
iety to the prison authorities. She was
watched day and night by special at
tendants* in the infirmary and was
shown every attention possible. The
commissioners, after receiving the re
port of the medical board on the state
of Mrs. Castle’s health, communicated
with the home secretary, who promptly
ordered her release from prison, and
that she be placed in the care of her
husband, who has undertaken to take
her back to the United States with the
least possible delay.
Mr. Castle called at the home office at
11 o’clock and was informed that his
wife would be released at Ip. in. Ho
went to the prison and after a brief de
lay the usual permission for the carriage
to enter the gates was given. Tho car
riage drove to the door of the hospital
of the prison. There Mr. Castle and
the nurse alighted and went to the door.
A few moments later Mrs. Castle,
dressed in deep black, was almost car
ried out of the hospital by the female
attendants. She was deathly pale. She
appeared to be on the verge of colltmge
and sank fainting into her husband’s*
arms. He tenderly embraced her and
tried to console her.
The nurse enveloped Mrs. Castle’s
face in a heavy veil, wrapped her up iu
a shawl, and assisted her to the carriage,
where her head fell on her husband’s
shoulder and she sobbed hysterically.
As the carriage passed out of the prison
gates the driver applied, his whip, and
drove rapidly away.
While Air. Castle was in the waiting
room of the prison he was interviewed
by a representative of the Associated
Press. lie said!
- - gl <
•WESWritrHpr^ ifo w j s iufor . ue ,|. hU!ti ’
night that 1 -fuld come for her today.
She was utterly prostrated yesterday. I
shall immediately retire to the country,
place my wife under a doctor’s care,
and endeavor to restore *her s health, in
order to permit of her speedy return to
America.”
TRAMP SAVES AN EXPRESS.
Fluds Dj'namite on the Track and Stops
the Train Just In the Nick of Time.
Cincinnati, Nov. 12.—A special from
Washington, Ind., says a tramp saved
an express train from being wrecked by
dynamite a short distance east of Mitch
ell, Ind. The story is that the tramp,
about 1 a. in., found enough dynamite
and nitro-glycerine placed on the track
to blow the engine to pieces as soon as
it struck it. Having no other mode of
signalling, he ran to tho nearest switch,
tore off the lamp and returning, sig
nalled the approaching train. As ho
was doing so he was shot at by tho
wreckers and was found unconscious by
the trainmen.
The officers of the Baltimore and Ohio
Southwestern are inclined to doubt the
tramp’s story, as they have no informa
tion of his being wounded, nor of his
having shown any dynamite. How
ever, they have ordered bloodhounds to
ths scene and will investigate the mat
ter.
The Insurance Business In Germany.
Washignton, Nov. 11.—A special re
port to the state department from United
States Consul Monaghan, at Chemnitz,
on the insurance business shows that
the gain in new companies has won
derfully increased business during the
last year, though how much increase is
to be attributed to the fact that certain
of the most energetic and enterprising
insurance companies have been forced
to leave the country can only be con
jectured. Last year the number of per
sons insured increased 13-1,735, repre
senting an insurance of $119,000,009.
This is largely attributed to hard work
on the part of the companies, although
they are favored by tho government iu
being exempt from taxation, etc.
A Preacher Killed by a Bear.
Troy, Mon., Nov. 11.—Bev. J. D.
Mentor of this place lost his life in a
desperate encounter with a bear in the
mountains near here. He had been out
with a hunting parry and separated
from them during the morning. At
night he did not return, and becoming
alarmed, his companions started out to
search for him Mentor’s hat was found
in the snow. Blood was seen and evi
dences of a terrible battle with a bear
were found. Following the trail the
dead and lacerated body of the young
minister ,wi»s found about 100 yards
away. _
, A Floridian In the Lead.
Saratoga, Nov. 11.—The score at the
ond of the first four hours of the six
days, four hours daily, bicycle contest,
which is being held at the Casino here,
is: W. I. Hofstetter of Florida and
Frank Alberts of New York city, each
84 miles, ten laps; E. O. Smith of Sara
toga. 84 miles, nine lap:-:; Albert Shock
of New York city, 84 miles, two laps,
Peter Golden of New York city, B.’?
miles, 11 laps.
Clock Company Kunniii" Overtime. >
Bristol, Conn., Nov. 11.—A business
revival is felt hero and tho most notable
resumption is that of the brass and cloak
company. The factory is running ov{er
time to fill the orders which have been
x’ecomd. i
FIGIITTOBEI'ONTi'-i'ED
The Free Silver Forces .ve
Not Yet Surrendered
WILL WAGE THE WAR WIT J OR
With Bryitu a< Their St.i-i,!.-. I '•■, or,'
Bimetallist# Expect a Victory I Nine J
teen Hundred —President " n:n<’ U-ucs
an Address to tho White Metal > Avuen i
and Uuionti of the United State ..
Washington, Nov. 11. TI.,
paign for the free coinage of si?, will,
be waged with, vigor during t. next
four years in preparation i . t <■ c-'
tion in 1900. The directors of tin -ri r-•
lean Bimetallic;, union, who c. ii te
the bulk of the-silver loaders I: ree'
parties, have donded to mainta. u-ad- i
quarters in this city from which ? id
out literature. Tho branch it ■
Chicago will b» consolidated ' iti e
Washington ofi ce, but the ’'ran-1
cisco branch is iizbe continued, '-t ; c-e ;
request of tho directors, Genei A <T. '
Warner, the president of the uni i , has]
issued tho following address i- ■ < j
ver leagues andlbiiuotallic un -t i.e •
United States: [
Silvvr has lostyn this election. the
battle for the ovlrthrcnv of tin . -.i t nJ- (
nrd has not endt®. Tho (lisas ; -conse ’
quences that miAt attend un< • mm-1
tuiu.uice of thispandard make . inpf-s-!
sible to relinqui/a the struggle a .hist it ;
until it is fulljjiverthrown.
The gold stauiard cannot be ma t .lined :
by increasing avenues, because r, enues |
are not. paid n gold. Tue .-ittenipt to'
maintain the a|.ld standard b ( . petual
loans must a’s sooner or later i , . The
only other .vay»s by contracting ’He cur
rency and forcicX’ down prices so i. o that
gold will to-me lere of itself in si, quan
tities as t<> uoiiv lute in part at b t Hie
currency wi( li? ; ”<:h revenues i< pr. il,
and no debtor iai io»i can long : mt in
such a policy, hither course. < ef< re,
leads to ine\ i hie uin; the one • bank
rupting t ■ ’eminent and the ■ ter l\v
bankrupting ’he people. Either policy
will subj. ci i. • 1 cited States ah- dul dy
to British <k i ;• «(i u. and hence •h< re
joicing of i tie.Jriiish press over the defeat
of silver 1 r-. j
. The victor -hr gold is a vict -y of trusts
and syndi ts —wealth brought about
corruption .iii l coercion—and is not a Vic
tory of the . /pie lor the p.-ople. and it
cannot, last. here must be an en< : nls > to '
the constant pipreciatiop of inonev. The
appreciation o nio r n.y alone, if allowed to
go on at. the ste it has gone on f r the
past 20 years\vilh in half a gent ation
more, t ran si r ’he bu? of all the wealth
of this countrj from those who hav - cre
ated it to the ii nds o'the few who con
trol the money and tho debts. No
power can be ( oiceivedJb potent to gather
wealth into fe v bauds a the ceaseless all
pervading pbv. • i of an afereciatihg money
standard. No ci vrlz; ion can si and
against it. It .y v.st or the fquiida
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ing both members ofphe
but one 6f the eongnssmen. '■■■.
said to now be m nurse of
Legislature l to < huosc u
Atlanta, Nov ’ I.—The two
of the g nenu 'nibly met
B’*ssion .a the h: of rhe house
gar i• ibi’ting I. : I'n tod States
Tie ocr.ill” mriis having
make a nomination
ballots Monday night, the
Tuesday was a mere
gone thro’urh with to comply
law. The Dermcrats scattt?
ballots, as m th- 1 caucus. Til -
minority v< tf«-r General
Piiillins of Cold county and
no choice. Tjie ih’mocmtic
sumo i its sitting t 3 o’clock
afternoon.
Campaign ot Nic- teen Iluioita I
Si'-rx F.\lus. Nov. 11
t go w opeueu t . •campaign of
n hircssed one o; tho largest
ever seen m Hiisrdv. Tim
unit he Would r i-i-'r ?!<•
aid possib.c f. r lo.’i to
!:i>- lariff was wirit tiled
I ut V. anted to pur himself on
-.iving that he wouiu resist
’.on of :iie t iritY bill that
(arifl' on an ■.-< ■. * ’ >n:r die.l by
’Ao Revise the 1 a-G »m« Tariff of
Paris, N: v. 11. —The Matin
a s itisfacr. - v <• >mo is >i
perted of I ;e negotiations
Unii' o St I’cs nii’i Germany for
Mon of th< cum mis tariff of
w'ncii Hr in > t : tvor ><i nation
‘uc.it by , t .i curded them, ||yfl
NO DANGER OF A WAR
Venezuelan Dispute Will Be
Settled by Arbitration.
prFIOIAL STATEMENT GIVEN OUT
; The Boundary CoinmUflion Does Not. Pro
| peso to I'ormulatn a Decision For the •
Present, In the Hope That the Inter- i
i csted Nations Will Adjust Ah 1
i .Pending Diffcrencus,
1 Washington, Noy. Jl—Tho meeting
j of the Venezuelan commission was one
, of more than ordinary interest, on ac
‘ count of the significant statement of
' Lord Salisbury’s speech Monday even
ing, announcing that the boundary dis
' pute was practically ended. All the
I members of tho commission were pres-
• ent, but Jus ice Brower did not remain
until the close of the meeting, as he had
' to take his place in the supreme court
| to attend the Berliner patent case argu
ment. During the early part of rhe
j meeting the adiiress of Lord Salisbury
I was generally dismissed and the papers
. containing tho speech and comments
j upon it were read.
• The Venezuelan commission has an- j
. thorized tho following official state- i
l ment:
••Tho statements of Lord .Salisbury in
| his speech at London make it. probable
I that riie boundary dispute now pending
between Great Britain and Venezuela
: will be settled by arbitration at an early
i day. Under these circumstances, the
1 commission, while continuing its de
liberations in tho preparation and
, the orderly arragements of many
valuable maps, reports and documents,
which have been procured in the course
of its labors, does not propose to formu
late any decision for the present of the
matters subject to its examination. 1/
will cont nuo its sessions from time to
time, but with the hope and expectation
that a friendly and just settlement of
all pending differences between the na
tions interested will make any final de
cision on its part unnecessary.
LONDON PAPERS PLEASED.
Delighted to Know That the Venezuelan
» Dispute Is Practically Settled.
London, Nov. 11. — The afternoon
nawspapers are unanimous in express
ing satisfaction at the Marquis of Salis
bury’s announcement in his speech at I
tho Guild Hall banquet of tho practical '
cottlement of the Venezuelan difficulty.
Tho Pall Mall Gazette says:
“The presence of Mr. Bayard at the
banquet gave additional enthusiasm to
the sathfuction wjtli whjch it was re-
HARDIN FORCED TO STEAL, j
Th© Wife of an Alleged Express Robber
Makes a Startling Confession.
Louisville, Nov. 12.—Mrs. Minnie
B. Ketchum, wife of Charles Hardin,
who was accused of stealing a $35,000
package from the Adams Express com
pany a few years ago, has an al- !
leged confession, in which she says that !
| her husband was under unnatural influ- !
• ence exerted by Charlton Elrod. The
i confession was heard by Judge Barr in :
I Mr-<. Eugenia Elrod’s suit against the
express company.
Ketclium, or Hardin, had told his !
wife, she swears, that Charlton Elrod
got him <i position with the Adams Ex
press company after an understanding
that they wore to steal at least $1,00'.),- ;
000 from the company. Ketchum said
| that he was completely in Elrod’s
power, and that Elrod threatened to
have him returned to the Missouri pen
itentiary for an unexpired term if he did
not do his bidding. Enod, too, forced
him Co give up his salary as fast as it
was drawn, allowing him only enough
to live on in amounts of $1 and $2.
Finally, a<cording to Mrs. Ketchum,
Eirod’s creditors pressed him ana he
told Ketchum to take what money he
could Ketchum camo home one morn
in- with SI,OOO. ami said he had stolen
$35,000 for E.rod. They went to Cin
; cinnati, where he gave Mrs. Braun, his
; mother-in-law, $2,000, with which she
j bought a house in M< reland, a suburb
of Chicago. They got $13,000 from El
rod and made their home there.
From time to time, she says, Elrod '
visited them and got back as much of
the monoj as they would give him. ■
This nagging caused Ketchum to spend
the money and take to drink. He was
acquitted of tho robbery in Nashville,
where he was tried. He is now in the
Michigan City (Ind.) prison for another
offense.
MRS.ANDERSON CONFESSES. '
Admits She hilled < liarles T. Williams,
but Says It Was an Accident.
Yorkville, S. C., Nov. 12. —When
Mrs. Ellen Anderson was put on the
witness stand for the second time dur- |
ing the Reese-Luckie-Anderson murder
trial she created a great sensation by
confessing to the killing of Charles T.
Williams. The woman said that on the
night of Feb. 6, when the tragedy oc
curred, Williams forcibly entered her
room; that she ordered him to leave and
when he was a short distance from tho I
house she fired tnree shots, merely to
. frighten him, and that she knew uoth
■ ing of the killing untd tlm next day.
j She had kept it a secretyuntil now, but 1
feeling that Reese and isu kie
convicteo uh pi-’jiD,' ■ to. it.
would rather g<> to tae mil lows
have innocent persons suffer.
At the conclusion of her
NUMBER 9.
BUSINESS ON MUG BOOM
Great Activity In All Lanes of
Southern Trade.
' PRICES TAKE AN UPWARD TURN
. Factories and Mills Are Km umi ng as a
Result of Increased Ir.quiiies and Or-
: der» and Hundreds of Mrn Throughout
Dixie Have Found Employment—Many
I New Industries Reported.
| Chattanooga, Nov. 11.—For many
i months reports received by The Trades*
• man from ail over the south have iudi-
, cated that a resumption of industrial
! activity was largely dependent upon tho
■ result of the election, and t hat this was
. a fact is now shown by the reports, of
i factories and mills in all sections start
i ing up. mostly on a< -tioil orders.
' Not only is a general resumption of
' mills and factories to be noted, hub
J prices are taking an upward turn. Dur
: mg the past wm k the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Railway company, have sold
4.000 tons of pig iron at an advance of
. 25 per cent per ton over previous prices,
' and from the inquiries received, it is
evident that orders aggregating many
thousands of tons will be placed m the
next few days, and a further advance
I in prices is confidently expected.
I The activity is r.ot confined to the
iron interests, nor any one line of trade.
, Textile mills are resuming as a result of
increased inquiries and orders; sawmills
that have been idle for months are
making preparations to resume opera
tions, and at this early day, it is a fact
that hundreds of men throughout the
south have found employment who have
! been idle fur months. From all indica
' tions at this time and from letters rep
resenting various manufacturing inter
ests of the south, it is evident that the
south is now entering upon an era of
industrial prosperity which will rapidly
bring it to the front rank of the manu
facturing sections of this country.
i Among the new industries for the
week are the following: The Davis
Brick c mpany, capital $25,000, Man
chester, Va.; a $15,000 coffin factory,
Atlanta, Ga.; the Paragon Lumber com
pany. capital $125,000, Washington, N.
C.; flouring mills at Clintwood and Nor
folk, Va.; a plow factory at Monroe,
La.; a tobacco factory at Washington,
N. C.; sawmills at Garysburg and Yad
kinville. N. C., and saw and planing
mills at Pidcock, Ga.
A GIGANTIC ENTERPRISE.
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