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The Peoples Party Paper
Annexation Question Reopened
by McKinley’s Election.
*rMk A<ttatlon to Befln Soon Afton the
ELettromouC of the Fionaut Adminlstra-
Hon—A Recent Arrival Talks of the
floclMl and Political Conditions on the
Island—£sn«en XU Satisfied.
San Francisco. Nov. IS.—A now ef
fort to secure the annexation of Hawaii
to the United States is likely to be made
M a resdt of the election of McKinley.
Passengers from Honolulu report that
there was as keen an interest in the re
sult art the recent election as if the is
lan«s -were in fact a part of the United
States. Since President Cleveland with
draw from the senate the Hawaiian an
nexation treaty framed by President
Harrison, and since Commissioner
Elomrt pulled down the American flap-,
j M-effort has been made to advance an
nexatiisn. It .is predicted that a com
: mission will be appointed at Honolulu
• to reopen the wheie question soon after
! McKinley’s imauenration. Tho Ha
waiian .government is strong and busi
ness on the island is prosperous and
Captain Nathan Appleton of Boston
has just petarued from two months in
i Hcuoullji.aiid Hawaii, .observing with a
! trained eye the social and political oon
i -iitions. "Henolwn.” he says, "has the
I stamp erf the United States about it.
i ■—ls*3 Panama canal takes us at once
ito this-gronp es islands. A glance at
I the marp shews what they are and mean
j.<o the great nations of the woliil that
f ’Will use the canal
I -Aaathm want greatly felt thorn now
1b telegraphic communication with tho
rest of the warld. and tho beginning of
•applying this need should properly bo
• cable to our California coast. After
geoommendiirg such cable communion
tian with tho islands during Iris first
term in the White House, Mr. Cleve
land sn chaugod his views during tho
enooud term that ho actually recom
mended that wo cede one of the unin
habited islands to Great Britain as a
plaoa for a cable to bo landed. If this
were granted them it is pretty certain
that one of their first acts Would be to
hoist the British flag there, and that
done it is not probable they would haul
it down ip a hurry, as Mr. Cleveland
ordered to be done with ours.
"So now tho question is presented:
What is to be the future of this group
of islands known as "The Paradise of
the Pacific?’ ’ They cannot go backward
—their career must be forward, march.
You hear nothing unkind eaid of the
to.mer queen. Li, tanks lent, but she is
Bo mo'o* m chwp.uo.exas os tho
country’s future. She has taken Irr
place among the many ex-crowned
heads that have taken port in the
world’s history.”
■He I, Totally Oblivions to His Snrrouad
lugs, w a Friend Says.
Indianapolis, Nov. 18. The an
nouncement is made by friends of Sena
tor Voorhees that they will not ask a
complimentary vote for him from tho
minority in the legislature at its com
ing session, for the reason that his facul
ties are so much impaired that he weuld
be insensible to the ho nor.
It is said that he is suffering from
paresis, and that, while his physical
condition is not alarming, his mental
condition is such that his friends have
no houe of his recovery. Friends at
Terre Haute are not permitted to see
him, and no one but a nurse, who is
with him constantly, is admitted to his
Those in the confidence of the family
•ay that his death is only a matter <-f
time, and that it is not probable that he
will ever leave his room. In the words
st & friends, "He is dying by inches, but
is totally oblivious to his surroundings. ”
A Famous Arkansas Juidst Dead,
Host Smith, Ark., Nov. 18.—Judge
1 0. Parker, tho famous Arkansas
jurist, died at his home in this city of
Bright’s disease. Judge Parker was fa
mous all over the country for his fear
less administration of justice, having
imposed the death penalty upon more
criminals than any'other jurist in tho
United States. For 21 years he had
presided over the court without missing
a day. In last Jane he was seized witli
an attack of heart failure, but rallied.
Friday, Nov. 13, he was again taken se
riously ilk but withstood tho attack and
improved until neou Tuesday. Fatty
degeneration of the heart was the cause
of the first attack and was augmented
by Bright’s disease with complications.
Paasengem on Board the Mobile*
■ New York, Nov. 18.—On board the
•teamer Mobile, which is expected here
during the day, are Mr. and Mrs. Enoch
Wishard and W. V. Duke, Jr. Mr
Wishard is one of the few Americans
Who has raced successfully in England,
baring been there since the first of tho
I year. Mr. and Mrs. Wishard and Mr.
‘Duke had with them the following
■ horses: Wishard, Ramapo, Helen Nich
’els, Hugh Penny, Mao Briggs and
I George H. Ketohan. Os a total of 42
•tarts, they won.eight firsts, seven sec
's ends, eight thirds and were unplaced 19
times. Before sailing the entire stable
was disposed of at auction. It is under
stoqd that Mr. Wishard brings bock sev
eral horses purchased in England.
(Manufacturer. Meet at Nashville.
Nashville, Nov. 18.—Tho national
convention of agricultural implement
and vehicle manufacturers convened at
the capital. No business was transacted
exoipt the reading of President Strav
er’s annual address. Addresses of wel
come wfro made by John J. McCann
dor tho Tennessee centennial and Cap
tain A J. Harris for the chamber of
T!w Staarucjr Taarlc Aar on nd,
i New York, Nev. 13:—The White Star
Rue freight Btaanier Tauric,, southward
bound, is reported to be agfound on the
•oath side of Gednr-y chance). The
woather ia calm and there is little prob
ability mulia,
Industrial and Batineitti Conditions In
Dixie Are Very Hnaouraging*.
Chattanooga, Nov. 18. The re
markable change for the better that has
characterized trade since the election
shows no signs of abatement and ad
vices received from The Tradesman’s
large coterie of southern correspondents
as to industrial conditions are very en
couraging. The number of idle mills
resuming increases daily, and many
concerns already in operation are work
ing longer hours and adding to their
forces. Tho wages of employes are also
being increased.
The change of feeling in the iron trade
is fully confirmed and the time of the
market is decidedly stronger. The de
mand is good and prices continue to
have an upward tendency. The output
at the iron furnaces has been largely in
creased, but there seems to bo no imme
diate danger of an accumulation of
The lumber industry is also feeling
the good effects of the business revival
and conditions are reported favorable
for a more active trade, both among
manufacturers and dealers. Yellow pine
prices have been slightly advanced and
a still further advance is expected.
Cotton goods are firm, the tendency
in print cloths being upward. Wool is
higher and a more active demand is
Tho prospects of further advance in
prices has brought many orders into tho
markets during the past week that
would not otherwise have been received.
Mr. George A. Merritt Explains the Cause
of His Wife’s Sudden Heath.
London, Nov. 18.—The management
of the Hotel Cecil continued making tho
greatest mystery over the sudden death
of Mrs. Alma Merritt, the wife of Mr.
George A Merritt, who died at the
hotel on Saturday night under circum
stances which led to the circulation of
a report that she had committed suicide.
A representative of the Associated Press
had an interview with Mr. Merritt, who
"I am glad of the opportunity of sta
ting the facts in the case, as tho reports
published are entirely wrong. We have
been traveling on the continent for tho
past six months and our New York res
idence is at the Barkeley, Ninth street
and Fifth avenue. My wife, who was
a Roumanian, arrived from Paris last
week. She was suffering from an ul
cerated tooth and a dentist furnished
her with some cocaine, which indirectly
caused her death, as it induced epilepsy,
which was chronic with her. We pur
posed sailing for New York on Satur
day next. I shall return home as soon
as possible.”
Ca.ton.d li.e Engine Wheel, to tho Traoa
wou'Deinoadov. SwbUfaeliou, '
Wadesboro, N. 0., Nov. 18.—Three
trains of the Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta division of the Southern rail
way, filled with passengers, United
States mail and Southern express mat-
I ter, were seized by a sheriff here for an
unpaid judgment. One of the engines
had killed a horse about a year ago.
As the local from Augusta reached
Wadesboro the sheriff ran up and
chained the wheels of the engine to the
track. Producing his documents, he
called loudly for settlement of the sll9
judgment against the company. Tho
passengers streamed Out in no amiable
frame of mind. The sheriff offered to
release tho mail car, but the railroad
men refused to aooept this offer.
The northbound vestibule, the south
bound local from Charlotte and the at
tached train were delayed for several
hours before the company's agents gave
a satisfactory bond for the payment of
the claim. Then the sheriff took off
the chains and trains moved on.
Three Burglars Tortare a Miser.
Cleveland, Nov. 18.—Three burglars
broke into the house occupied by John
Mirka, a miser, at 448 East. Prospect
street. Mirka is 72 years old. He lives
alone and has generally been credited
with having large sums of money se
creted in his house. Upon his refusal
to tell where his money was hidden, he
was beaten in a terrible manner. This
punishment failing to force the infor
mation from the old man, he was bound,
gagged and a lamp flame applied to his
feet until tho flesh was literally cooked.
The old man writhed in agony, but pro
tested he had no money. The fiends
then applied the flume to the suffering
man's hands and body until he finady
sank into unconsciousness, in which
condition he was found. It is believed
the burglars got nothing. There is no
clew to their identity. Mirka was taken
to the hospital.
To Prohibit Keotball Flaying.
Lawrence, Kan., Nev. 18.—Citizens
who are apposed to football hold a meet
ing to discuss the killing of Bert Seif,
the quarter-baok of the Done college
eleven. It was decided to ask the next
legislature to pass a bill making the
playing of football a misdemeanor. It
was stated that Florida had such a law.
A committee was appointed to wait on
Governor-eleot Leedy arid ask him to
embody such a recommendation in his
forthcoming message to the legislature.
Romantic Marrtage at Des Moines.
Des Moines, Nov. 18.—Clara Dawson
Scott, tho widow of Walter Seott, has
married Willard McKay. Dec. 24, last,
the girl, now only 19 years of ago, was
married to Walter Scott, after a ro
mantic courtship, who was killed by her
father. The latter is now in the peni
tentiary. Willard McKay had been
Scott's intimate friend and had helped
them in their elopement. The marriage
is the conclusion of the romance.
Two Killed While "Celebrating.”
Middlesbobo, Ky., Nov. 18.—In cele
brating McKinley’s victory at Clint
wood, Dickinson county, Va., an anvil
exploded, kiiiiag Pellam Colley and
Preston Mullins and frightfully injur
ing three other men.
Hog CliolAa In Three State,.
OtNCiNNATt, Nov. 18.—Hog cholera
prevails in some sections of Ohio, Ken
tucky and Indiana, so that the Union
stock yards here have established a
strict quarantine.
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Will Be Kept Busy,
Complaint of the Savannah Freight Asso
ciation, In Which It I* Charged That
There Ha* Been Discrimination Against
the Forest City, Being Thoroughly In
vestigated—Other Cates.
Washington, Nov. 18.—There are a
number of important cases pending be
fore the interstate commerce commis-.
sion, some of which may be decided
soon, while others are yet being investi
gated by the commission.
One of the most important cases be
fore the commission is the complaint
made by the Now York Produce Ex
change against trunk lines to the Sea
board charging discrimination against
Now York city and in favor of Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Newport
News. A similar question was aecided
a quarter of a century ago by a commis
sion of arbitration consisting of Judge
Cooley, Senator Thurman and Elihu B.
In the southwest there aro several
complications, and one class which is
i considered Important is that of the Texas
I common point rate from' various points
[ on tho Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
I It involves rates on carload and less than
■ carload lots to distributing points in
- Texas. Nearly all these distributing
I centers in Texas get the same rates from
. all points. Galveston and other sea-
; board points generally are not included.
; Tho complaint is made by the Busi
i ness Men’s league of St. Louis, Which
I wants a rate on less than carload lots to
’ points outside of distributing centers
‘the seme as on carload lots. It is claimed
by them that by reason of the carload
lot rate being less than rates on broken
carload lots, the distributing points are
able to compete with St. Louis and
other large wholesale centers. The Dal
las people in the same cases complain
against this Texas common point rate,
and want a lower rate where the haul
is much longer.
Another case coming from Texas,
whioh has behind it the entire cattle
shipping interest, is the terminal charge
on cars of live stock shipped into Chi
cago. Formerly the roads entering
Chicago charged a rate to that ciry
which included delivery of the car at
the stock yards. In 1894 the railroads
established a terminal charge of $3 per
car on live stock in addition to the rate
to Chicago. It is of tho additional
charge that the cattle men now com
plain. Tho importance of the case is
increased by reason of the fact that in
deckion about two years ago Jud
Grosse Up or Uhibagd hold thaCvUuu •.
in a case of this nature were illegal.
Since then, however, the court of ap
peals reversed that decision. But the
complaint of the oattle men is predi
cated upon grounds differing in some
respects from these involved in the case
decided by Judge Grosscup.
From the Southern Atlantic seaboard
comes a case before the commission on
complaint of the Savannah Freight as
sociation. in which it is charged that
fertilizer rates from Charleston to points
in Georgia, Alabama and Florida dis
criminate against Savannah. It is as
sorted that the roads make the same
rate from Charleston as from Savannah,
over a longer haul and whore the haul
is made over several different lines,
while the haul from Savannah is made
over one or two roads.
Man Who Was Accused of tho Cronin Mar,
dor Returns to His Old Haunts.
Chicago, Nov. 18. “Coonoy the
Fox,” of Cronin murder fame, is back
in town. He returned to Chicago of his
own free will. Cooney reached tho city
Saturday night. His first public appear
ance was Sunday night when he visited
north side resort*, which used to be fre
quented by the leaders of the anti-Cro
nin faction in the Claa-na-gael. He re
fused to say anything about his journey-
■ ings or movements during the half
I dozen years which have elapsed since he
fled after the discovery of Dr. Cronin’s
body in tho manhole of the Lakeview
Cooney is stopping at a house on the
north side, near his former haunts. His
friends say he is here to stay. The po
lice do not want him, and there is no
reason why he should longer avoid
Patrick Cooney, better known as
"Coonoy the Fox,” is the man whom
Mrs. Andy Friy accused of being deeply
implicated in the Cronin murder. In
. her story of the crime, Mrs. Foy told
how the conspirators had selected her
husband, by lot, to perform the murder.
Cooney, she claimed, being unmarried,
agreed to take her husband’s place,, since
Foy had a Wlf and large family of
children. l,
Officers Locate a Noted Crook.
Kansas City, Nov. 18.—Henry, alias
Hank Jackson, a noted crook, who is
wanted by the police of Cleveland, 0.,
for killing Police Sergeant Sheehan of
that city, is believed to be in or near
Kansas City. Jsicfcson is known to be a
desperate man and would undoubtedly
fight for his life if cornered by the offi
cers, It is believed he is at the head of
an organized band of crooks, and the
police expect to eventurlly trace him by
means of a woman with whom he spends
a great deni of his time. The alleged
murderer, highwayman and bank burg
lar is 30 years old.
Ilarnato Deuios th. Statement.
London, Nov. 18.—Barney Barnato
says that the statement cabled to the
London Times from Toronto, the sub
stance of which is that he is obtaining
options on mining properties on the
Dakota Woods and Bainy River dis
tricts of Canada, is totally devoid of
A Cotton Mill Starts Up.
Greenfield, N. H., Nov. 18.—The
cotton mill of the Columbian Manu
facturing company at High Bridge,
which has been shut down since April
10, has started np on half time. The
mill gives employment to 150 operatives.
Thinks War Between America
and Spain Is Possible.
Is Nofvoqm About) What) May Happen
When the McKinley Administratior.
lakes Charge of Affairs aft Washington.
Hears That Russia Will Preaerva Nan
trallty In Caso of Trouble.
Washington, Nov. 19.—Senor Dupuy
Delome, the Spanish minister, was asked
by a friend the direct question:
“Do you believe there is any dnngei
cf a war between the United States and
“It is possible,” tho minister an
swered. "It would boa terrible ono.
One can foresee its beginning, but not
the end.”
This statement of the Spanish min
ister, made in all seriousness by a diplo
mat of his standing, is remarkable. It
admits the tension in the relations of
ths two countries, and shows that the
spirit of desperate bravado that would
push Spain to war with the United
States is not confined to the Spanish
common people, but even affects those
high in authority, who aro better ac
quainted with this country’s resources
and power.
Seuor Delome is far more inclined to
beiiove war possible than is generally
supposed.in diplomatic circles. Spain’s
minister has not so much confidence in
the next president or the next secretary
of state, ft is feared ut the Spanish
legation that a desire for popularity
may move the now administration to
actively aid tho insurgents, in which
case the Spanish pride will rebel, and
trouble may result.
An official communication from
Spain’s polftical agent at St. Peters
burg informs the Spanish minister that
the recently published report that in a
war between tho United States and
Spain Russia would be favorable to the
United States, is not true. The Rus
sian government has assured Spain that
it will preserve an absolute neutrality
to a certain point.
From this it is argued at the legation
here that as a war with Spain would be
based on the interference of a foreign
power in her inalienable right to hold
her territorial possessions, the Unite i
Slates need not expect sympathy from
Russia or any ether European nation.
France, hi ving recently acquired col
onies, would bitterly resent, it is
thought at tho legation, any country’s
effort to aid Cuban independence. Rus
sia likewise has immense interests at
stake, besides having a treaty of alliance
vi th France.
There is no doubt that- ?rain is i-ok
.-"prow(Effort to orlnpla the Co
bans, so as to impress congress ana toe
incoming administrat; n with her abi :
ito to eventually restore peace. If si a
faiitS, as there is reason to believe si »
will, tho situation will become despe
Congress may be expected to take
some action at the approaching session
again expressing sympathy with th
revolutionists, and if Spain is really
looking for a fight with this country the
excuse for it will then be offered.
It c.nijot be too strong, . stednpou
that the Cleveland administration does
not desire to leave a war with Spain as
a legacy to the next administration.
Every effort will be made to confine dis
tigreenvnis, if any arise, to diplomatic
channels. If war comes it will be of
Spain’s seeking.
A high official said he could hardly
believe the Spanish government is pre
pared to make such a terrible saertfic
os would be involved in such a struggi
merely to decei . r e the populace as to tin
iest cause of the failure to overcome th>
insurgents in Cuba.
An Interview With tho Spanish Freiucisr.
Paris, Nov. 19.—A dispatch to The
Journal from Madrid gives the sub
stance of an interview with the Span
ish premier, Senor Oauovas del Castillo,
in which he ia quoted as making the
following statement: "The United
States has always observed a correct
attitude, and it is to be hoped sho will
never cease to respect the rights of
Spain, for which country Hie Cuban
question is one of international politics.
It is hoped that America will not chafiqa
her policy for the sake of Cuban ne
groes, but in event she did so, Spain
will cause her rights to be respected, bo
long as I reinnin in power I will not
make any concession or yield to any
A Caban Leader Reported Killed.
Key West, Nov. 19. —Private advices
from the Cuban insurgent linos via
Matanzas are that the rebel brigadier
general, Bernardo Soto, former presi
dent of Oosfa Rica, has been killed in a
skirmish with the Spanish guerillas
off the Havana border. General EJoto
accompanied Calixto Garcia’s expedi
tion, joining the personal staff of Max
imo Gomez. It is understood that
when killed he was in command of a
brigade of Oriental recruits, whioh
Gomez had dispatched from Puerto
Principe to reinforce General Aguirra’a
corps operating around Havana.
Many Americans In the Cuban Army.
Lawrence, Kan., Nov. 19.—A letter
has been received hare from Frank
Funston, son of ex-Congressman E. H.
Funston, who departed for Cuba over
eight months since. The young man
writes that he is no ran artillery cap
tain in the insurgent army, and tells of
several hot angageinents with the Span
iards in Puerto Principe previous to Oct.
fl, tho date of his letter. There are a
number of Americans, he says, in his
Safe Blown Open With Dynamite.
Capps. Ala., Nov. 19.—The big iron
safe in D. W. Capps’ store at this place
was blown open with dynamite during
the night and $l5O was carried away by
the thieves. Mr. Capps, who is post
master hero, offers a reward of SIOO for
the apprehension of the robbers.
Braelllan Mluisters ReaJgu.
Paris, Nov. 19.—A dispatch received
here from Rio Janeiro says that the
ministers of marine, finance and indus
try have resigned.
Tho Wholo tteaglt Valley Ij Under Water
aud Farmer* Will Nnffer us a Itenult.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 18.—Tho pres
ent flood in the Skagit valley is the
worst in its history. The whole valley
is under water and groat damage will
ensue to tho farmers through loss of
hay, stock and fences. Tire country be
tween Mount Vernon and La Conner is
Submerged, while to tho south there is
one vast lake.
At Mount Vernon tho water is 15
inches higher than ever known, and the
town has been saved only by great ex
ertions of tho citizens. I’he dykes were
manned all night, and It was not until
morning that tho flood began to recede.
The Cowlitz river is higher than ever
and still rising. Ail log booms have
broken loose and millions of feet of logs
and thousands of cords of shingle bolts
have gone out. The valleys of tho
White and Black rivers aro covered with
water and the loss to farmers will be
Not a railroad train reached Seattle
during the day.
Superintendent Riton of the Grear
Northern wired here that between two
and three miles of track were under
water near Sultan. No estimate can be
made until tho water subsides. Reports
from all points on the Northern Pa.'iii
show that tiie rain has ceased and that
snow has taken its place. There was
4 inches of shoav at Black Diamond.
The conditions are regarded as favor
able and railroad men are hopeful.
Spokane lias been practically ent off
from railway communication with the
outside world for 2-1 hours. No North
ern Pacific trains ran either east or west
during the day. The trouble on the :
Rocky Mountain division prevented tho |
westbound overland from arriving, and |
the carrying away of a span of the
Natchez river bridge, near Yakima, :
prevented any train arriving from the
■west. The Great Northern is tied up :
in a similar manner. The traffic of tho
Coeur d’Alene country is suspended by i
reason of the high water.
Tenth Annual Session Bogin' at Louisville.
The Firat Day’s Work.
Louisville, Nov. 18. —The tenth an
nual session of tho National Fraternal
congress began here at Music hall. Rep
resentatives are present from a constitu
ency of nearly 2,000,000 members. Tho
present congress will deal with ques
tions of greater importance than tlioso
which have come before its prodecesaors,
although the sessions uio not legisla
tive. Mutual benefit is the prime object.
Mr. J. T. Funk, president of tue Ken
tucky Fraternal congress, delivered an
address of welcome t - the visiting dele
gates and President W. P. Spooner of
the National Fraternal coiwress re
sponded. Routine aud preliminary
work was tr at* the di-.y’s st f-
F-ion and at njght an entertain me nt was
The session of the congress will con
tinue three days. The meeting cn
Wednesday will be the only one not
open to the public. Secret business will
be considered. Now officers will bo
elected on Thursday. It is .probable
that Vice President J. G. Johnston of
Peabody, Kan., will bo elected president.
They Declare That Frauds Were Practiced
In the leHnessce Elections.
Nashville, Nov. 18.—The Republi
can state executive committee, with 200
leading Republicans from all portions of
the state, closed a session here after
having unanimously resolved to investi
gate alleged election frauds in this state
and inaugurate a contest for the gov
ernorship aud endorse a contest upon
the part, of candidates for congress who
were defeated by alleged frauds.
The Republicans ciaim that these
frauds aro far reaching and surpass any
thing heretofore practiced, aud that in
five West Tennessee counties alone
enough votes w-re transferred from tlie
Republican to tho Democratic column
to overcome the alleged Democratic ma
jority in the state.
It is known that Mr. E. B. Stahlman,
who managed the Republican campaign,
feels keenly the disappointment of a
failure to cany tho state, and believes
with a fair count tho state would have
been placed in the Republican column
by largo majorities.
Hinton Named to Succeed Waldo.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—E. J. Hinton, 1
general agent of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship company in San Francisco, at ono
time general freight agent of tho Texas ,
& Pacific, has been named by the South- i
ern Pacific as the successor of the late !
J Waldo, on the board of administra- i
tion of the Southwestern Traffic associa
tion. The Southern Pacific company
has made a change fn the rates from the
east that will enable California jobbers
to have a larger buying field.
Article* of Incorporation Issued* i
Springfield, Ills., Nov. 18.— Articles !
of incorporation have been issued by tho
secretary of state to the Farmers’ Na
tional Chautauqua association. The ob
ject of the aasociatiou is the advance
ment of the study of all matters relating
to farm life and Ihe establishment and ,
maintenance of the necessary buildings |
and grounds for the accommodation of !
said association.
Director Holden Is Decorated. j
San Francisco, Nov. 18.—E. S. Hol
den, the director of the Lick observa- |
tory, has received from tho minister of :
foreign affairs of Denmark the decora- 1
tion of Knight of the Royal Order of i
the Denuebrog. This ancient order was
founded in A. D. 1219 and was con- !
ferred in the present case for services to
Gold and Silver In Illinois.
Cairo, Ills., Nov. 18.—An artesian
well, now being bored in Cairo at a
depth of 150 feet, is passing through
quartz that a careful assay by experts i
shows rich with both gold aud silver. I
A shaft will probably be sunk immedi- ;
ately in place of the well.
Mussulmans May Kagag. In Holy War. I
Cane A. Island of Crete, Nov. 18.— i
Placards have been posted in this city !
iuciti»g the Mussulmans to engage in a
holy war against the Christians.
Succeeds General Gordon as
United States Senator.
Captain Hotvoll, Tils Grtfl Only
Forty—Noinluatiou Made on tho Tfcjrtj •
Flraft Ballot— Frl«nd« of the Buccva«ful
Candida*.** Gave Him a Great Ovation.
The Rfsuit Not a Surprise.
Atla .nta, Nov. 18.—Alexander Steph
ens Clay of Cobb county, chairman of
tho Democratic state executive commit
tee, and ex-president of the state senate,
was nominated for United States sena
tor to succeed John B. Gordon, by ths
Democratic legislative caucus.
The nomination waa made cn the
thirty-first ballot. The vote was: Clav
05: Howell, 40; Lewis, IS; Norwood, f*
Walsh, 3; Gmard 2.
As soou as ths vote was an non.- ce r l
pandemonium reigned. Mr. Clay w r s
waiting in the senate chamber, and th ,
cheering reached his ears. He knew lis
was elected.
His friends immediately ran ove* to
where he was and escorted him to the
house whore his presence created a scene
of wild enthusiasm. The friouds of the
success.' !:’, candidate immedc.’.tely began
preparations for escorting him to his
home in Marietta, 20 miles from At
lanta, for winch point he left at half
past o o’clock.
The result is what has been expected
since the race narrowed down to Olay
and Howell. Mr. Olay received tho ac
tive support of ox-Secretary Hoke Smith,
Hon. F. G. Dußignon and Congressmen
Maddox and Tate.
“Steve” Clay, as the new senator-to
be is known throughout Georgia, ns i
boy worked on a farm and secured an
education by his own efforts. He studied
law, was admitted io the bar, and made
his appearance in politics in the latter
id’s, when hr wu returned from Cobb
county as a member of the legislature.
He served some years, and the third
term in 1889, wrs elected speaker of th i
house, at the same time when Hon. F.
G. Dußignon was president of tho sen*
ato. He presided over the house with
dignity aud Wi.s very popular among
the members. At the next session o(
the general asr.uabiy he was elected a
senator from the Thirty fifth district,
and was elected president of tho senatt
without opr. sition. He was a factor n.
much imporiTuit legislation and g, te .
took the floor to furor measures of m rit*
When Governor Atkinson became ths
Democratic nominee in 1894 he wa?
succeeded as chairman of the h?:are ex
ecutive committee by Nir. Olay. In th-J
campaign recently closed b? held th M
same p >itiou. _le 1. . ■. ... ui.C...
vigorous aJu oV-r<-'* -.xdik ; ., physiqat
General E. IV. I'attu* Nominated by the
Democratic 1 aueus or. First Ballot.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 18.—General
Edmund Winston Pettus was nominated
for United States senator by the caucus
of the Democratic members of the as
sembly by a vote of 67 to 26, Governor
William O. Oates being his only coia
General Pettus was born in 1821, in
Limestone county, Ala. After having
secured a good education at the oldfield
schools in Limestone he was graduated
at Clinton college, Virginia, and began
the study of law in Tuscumbia, Ala., in
1840. lie was admitted to the practice
in 1841, and settled at Gainesville, Sum
ter county, where he practiced until
1848, when the gold excitement in Cali
fornia attracted him tuerc. Two year
later, however, he returned to Alabama
and located ut Carrollton, Pickent
county, where he lived arid practiced
law until 18d8, when he removed to Ua
haba in 1866 In 1814 he was elected
solicitor of Sumter county, and in 1833
was elected solicitor of Pickens county
Three years later he was elected judgo
or the Seventh judicial circuit, being
then only 34 years of age.
Ho was living at Oahaba when tha
war broke out, .and entered the con
federate service hs major ot the Twelfth
Alabama. He fought hard during the
four years of hostilities, and was pro
moted by degrees tn a brigadier general
ship in October, lt'63. He was a coura
geous soldier and a gallant leader, txnd
the men he led love to recite his acts of
bravery and fearlessness, At the close
of the war he located at Selma, where
he has since practiced his profession, be
ing at the head of the bar of the state,
Having la the Knee For Mayor*
Chicago, Nov. 18.—A new candidate
has entered for the mayoralty contest
next spring in the person of Postnuu&tp
Washington Hesing. His candidacy tii
regarded as the first move in the forma
tion of a citizens’ ticket, Mr. Hesing
was prominent as a gold Democrat uims
ing the recent presidential campaign.
Campaign buttons bearing the postmas
ter’s features have made their appear
ance as an informal announcement that
the posrtnaStor was in the fight, Mr.
Hesing confirms his candidacy and says
ho will make a vigorous fight if nona
laspeutlnc the Battle.hlp Oregwa.
San Francisco, Nov. 18.—The mem.
hers of the United States battleship
Oregon’s inspeotion board, whioh had
been ordered by the secretary of the
navy to inspect and report on the fitness
of the vessel for active work, convened
on board the ship. The inspeotion will
cover a period of several days, two o'
which wili be at sea. On her return sho
will tie here far a couple of weeks and
then go to Port Richard to try the new
government dry dock there.
Th, Drelbund Bas Been Strengthen*. .
Vienna, Nov. 18.—The newspnr n
here express satisfaction at the mi.iis
terial statement made in the Geman
relohstag. The papers say they think
the government utterances on that o>
casion have imparted fresh strength to
the dreibunth
Big Vote In North Carolina.
Raleigh. Nov. 18.—The vote of North
Carolina was: Bryan. 174,488; McKinley,
155,222; total, 829,72(1 which is 49,900
greater than the vote of 1892. Thia
enormous Increase is a surprlea.

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