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Has the Situation Become in
While All Passenger Trains
Moved Yesterday
The Prospects For Today Are
Not Assuring.
Eailroad Men Hold Secret Ses
sions, Eut Nothing Was
Given Out.
The Military Fire on a Mob In
Chicago With Fatal
The striko is on in Birmingham in full
force, and the future outlook is as enig
matical as the great Spbynx in the desert
of Sahara,
While’tie true ail passenger trains due
to leave Birmingham over the varions lines
leading out ol the city left yesterday wilh
their full complements ol cars, Pullmans
added, in some instances this was done
only after serious difficulties had beeu
overcome. Particularly so was this the
case with the Queen and Crescent trains
north and southbound yesterday after
No through freights entered Birming
ham yesterday, nor is there likely to be
any for some time to come. Sotfie local
^"freights came in and went out, though
they were painfully few.
The great public is at this writing anx
iously awaiting the result of meetings be
ing held by the various railroad organiza
tions, and all binges upon the action of
the engineers and conauctors. If they
conclude to go out a “tio-up” is sure to
follow and the end will theu be only a mat
ter of time.
While the main thoroughfares were
crowded with railroad men, as was also
the union depot, all during yesterday there
was a noticeable absence of boisterous or
other demonstrations, and not a menacing
word could be heard.
All during the night rumors were flying
thick and fast that the northbound Queen
ard Crescent fast mail which left Birming
ham one hour and fifty minutes late, had
not gotten beyond the shopB. Other ru
mors had it that thu train had turned back
from Irondale. A telephone message to
the train dispatcher’s office adduced the
fact that the train arrived in Chattanooga
less than one hour late.
These and other rumors were given due
credence by people in the city, and they
oneand all fell through.
Oue thing is certain, however, and that
is, the situation is alarming aud only the
future will tell rosults.
As soon as 8 o’clock yesterday morning
the depot shed began to be visited by strik
ers and idle curiosity Beekers, and this was
k kept up all day and all nightlong. When
the accommodation trains came in early in
■4t»«forning from points out of the.cil.y
they were TrreP'by tru Tffir IT \v h rt Too Iced to
see what would be done with the trainB and
who would handle them.
Northbound Louisville and Nashville
passenger train No. 2 was met by soveral
hundred, some of whom wore blank faces
when the gigantic engine steamed from
under the shed, while, others wore coun
tmiunnou rtf ilkslio’ht. In Rflfi that, trains warn
still running on the “notch.”
When Queen and Crescent No. 6 arrived
at least 610 people were crowded around
the enclosure of the depot, and by the time
the train left the crowd had increased to
luIly 1000 people, a good portion of whom
were strikers. Thus the crowds increased
until all of the accommodation traine leav
ing Ihe cily hod left, and until ImuUville
and Nashville southbound No. 3 uod Ala
bama Great Southern No. 3 had left.
When these trains pulled out there was
considerable cheering from that part of the
assembly who were delighted to see them
move, and there was also plenty ot yelling
when firemen crawled down from theiren
ginesand refused to pull anything but
mail cars. The crowd at one lime looked
as if it would finally get inside of the depot
enclosure, but this was prevented by Sta
tion Master Meglemery having policemen
to see that no more of these idle curiosity
seekers entered.
An amusing incident occurred at the
south end of the shed bv the fulling in of
a big covered coal box upon the top of
which were fully tweuty-bve people. As
many of these went down into the box al
most a stampede was caused and consider
able excitement prevailed.
All during the night the crowds were
large, and the arrival and departure of
trains watched with eagerness.
Early yesterday morning work at switch
ing cars and mnkiug up trains in the yards
of Ihe roads upon which the men have
■truck was begun.
Officials were riding box oars and palling
pin3 just as a common switchman, and
they went nt it with a vim, for coats were
pulled off and sleevea rolled up.
This was kept up during the entire day
and last night, and all local cars were han
dled just as if nolhing of a Btrlke had ever
been heard of in Birmingham. Not only
did officials do this work in one of the
yards, hut they did it in ail of them. Office
men were put in the yards and switchmen
made of them. Although many of them
were a little rusty iu the business, they
soon caught on. This work will be kept
up in this manner until men are put in the
places of strikers, or until the strike shall
have ended.
At 6 o’clock on Thursday afternoon the
locat lodge of the American Railway union
went into session and continued incon
stant session all night, all day yesterday
and last night. They are still in session
and initiating new members.
This will tie kept up, so they say, until
the strike is settled. The meetings are, of
course, secret, aud the doings known only
to those who gain access.
One of the leaders of the organization
here said to an Aue-Hkrai.D reporter last
“We have been in session since 6 o’clock
Thursday uight, and expect tocontinu t in
perpetual session until these strike differ
ences are finally settled. Weare getting in
new members every hour, and our list is
running up pretty high. We are a body of
men that will stand by each other. All of
our members have been ordered upon a
strike, and we expect to have aid from all
other labor unions. ’ ’
All trains on the Louisville and Nash
ville, with the exception of through
freights, were run on time yesterday and
by tegular crews. Allot the local freights
went out on time and with regular loads.
Switching was done in the yards by otfl
cials, one crew being composed of Assist
ant Superintendent. Starks, Trainmaster
Weieh, Cieneral Ynrdmaster O’Connor and
Trainmaster Slolleuwerck, and another be
ing made up of freight office men. The
switohing, although there was not as much
as usual, was done systematically, and last
night the yards were in decidedly better
condition than they were the night bef _>re.
Not a move was made to molest a p tssen
ger train, but they were allowed to run as
usual, although many idle strikers congre
gated about the depot to see whether the
tainmen in charge would take them out or
whether they would turn them over to
Both dav through nassengeva and all ac
commodalion and Mineral trains \>eut out
with regular crews.
The Queen and Crescent is still running
their passenger trains and Pullman sleepers
are being pulled.
Yesterday afternoon Alabama Great
Southern northbound mail No. 6 arrived
at the Union passenger station five minutes
late. It is scheduled to stay here twenty
minutes for dinner.
Wren moving time came there was a
squabble. The fireman, H irry Nobles, re
fused to fire the engine without everything
except the mail car and one coach was cut
off, and thnt coach to be only for the train
crew. This created some excitement, and
crowds gathered outside the depot enclos
ure to see what would be done.
Conductor William Rape was ready to
take out bis train, but. Engineer John
Lynch’s fireman would not go unless
upon the conditions stated above.
Officials went to work to get a fireman,
but the engineer would not go with an in
competent man, which term practically
meant that a non-union man was an incom
petent fireman. The traiu was backed to
tho lower end of the shed, where it was
held until Georgia Pacific No. 53 went out.
Then it was pulled up under the shed again
and preparations made to move the train.
In a few minutes Conductor Rape yelled
out, “Aboard,” and the engine moved a
few feet, and was Btopped for some cause
or other.
In about two minutes after that he re
peated the signal and Engineer Lynch
opened the throttle, when Fireman No
bles, Beeing that the engineer was going
out with the train, got down off the train
looking very blank and seemed to be as
tonished that the train was being pulled
out. When he did this the crowd outside
the gates yelled. The second be hit the
floor of the union depot shed Master Me
chanic McCuue mounted the engine and
took the deserting fireman’s place.
When he did this a yell of approval from
the people inside the gates went up,
A policeman also mounted the engine to
see that no violence was committed. The
train left an hour and fifty minutes late.
Following this came another interesting
scene. Alabama Great Southern south
bound No. 3 had pulled into the depot at
2:45, aod after waitiog twenty minutes for
dinner was ready to leave. Engine 107 had
been coupled to the traiu aud was in charge
of Eugioeer A1 Strother and fired by Percy
Jordan. The traiu was lu charge of Con
ductor “Buck” McAllister.
Fireman Jordan made refusals similar to
those of Fireman Nobles.
The engineer aod fireman consulted and
railroad men gathered around to see wbat
they would do.
This consultation was kept op for some
time aud the crowd of curiosity seekers
around the shed gradually increased.
The fireman refusing to go made the en
gineer refuse to go with any other than
to hat ho r>n ntti/iprprl a r.nmmit.pnh rnnn.
lfond master Zook came under the shed
with two small bundles under his arm. In
company with liim was Traveling En
gineer Cox and two or three other officials.
These had a confersuce with Engineer
Strother, which ended in the engineer’s re
fusing to go. They got down off the en
gine, which was mounted by Traveling
Engineer Cox and Koadmastor Zook.
At 4:30 o’clock lloadmaster Zook rang
the bell, Mr. Cox opened the throttle and
engine 107 steamed from under the shed
pulling a mail train, baggags and express
car, two coaches ami a Pullman car. Local
freights went out on time and all local
freight was bandied in the yards with prac
tically as much ease as it is done every day.
No through freights were run.
All mail trains weut out although a little
The Kansas City, Memphis and Birming
ham, the first road touciied here by the
greatest of all railroad (trikes, is praotioally
tied up, that is, from a through-freight
slandpoint. No trains carrying through
freight left here for Memphis yesterday,
nor did any arrive here from that place.
All freignt in the yards was moved yes
terday without any trouble. Mr. McGuirk,
trainmaster, and Mr. Johnson of the Cen
tral rolled up their sleeves early in the
morning and began handling the cars in
thoyard. Trains were made up all right,
and all freight delivered to the Central
that had destination over that line. Other
freight was also delivered to other roads.
Local passenger trains between here and
Memphis were run through with regular
crews, although they were a little late.
Mail cars were oarrled on the rear end of
the trains.
All classes of railroad organizations were
in session yesterday and last night, but
what the result arrived at was could not be
ascertained, but it was intimated to an
Age-Herald reporter that the Georgia
Pacific would be tied up and the Central of
Georgia would hot be bothered.
As stated bv the Aoe-Hehald yesterday,
the stoppage of meal shipments from the
west will not seriously affect Birming
ham's ability to get all the Iresh meat her
people need to eat. There is a large sup
ply iQ town of cattle and the surrounding
country sends in all the butchers will take.
Talking about this matter yesterday, two
of the local butchers who deal in cattle by
the wholesale, Mr. Watters and Mr. Phil
lips, both saia that the country within a
radius of fi;ty miles would keep Birming
ham in fresh meat forever, even if the sup
ply ot cattle at the local pens were ex
hausted. In short, there is no danger on
this score, and prices will not bo raised
one iota. That is a comforting assurance.
Chicago, July 7. — “And it is further
ordered that if an net of hostility, such as
firing upon railroad trains or assaulting
trainmen, marshals or soldiers by throw
ing at them rocks, pieces of iron or other
missiles, those assaults shall be repelled by
the use of firearms;” so wrote (Jen . Nelson
A. Miles in his order issued this afternoon
detailing federal troops to assist United
States marshals in preventing obstruction
to the movement of mail and interstate
commerce trains, ii was, in short, notice
to all rioters that temporising with them
had ceased, and thereafter the policy of the
government would be to put au end to tDeir
rioting, arson aud pillage by shooting to
kill whenever aud wherever necessary.
As chance would have it, however, it
did not fall to the Jot of the national troops
to be the first to carry oul the spirit of this
order. Compauy C, Second regiment, Illi
nois national guard, had that distinction.
The story of the eucouuter between the
thirty-seven young militiamen of this
company and a vicious mob at Forty-sev
enth and Loomis streets is told elsewhere
iu these dispatches. Up to 4 o’clock in the
n tl,n An.t imA l.aan nn m »•«» * ilml tr
quiet one.
To be nitre, small mobs bad been going
about ail day through the district of State
street and south of Thirty-uintb, burning
a few cars here and there and making
threats of firing railroad shops and tbe like,
but it was more in tbe nature of bush
whacking thuu anything else, and not at
all like the massed hands of strikers who
gathered along the railroad tracks yester
day and the day before, absolutely block
ing nil movement by sheer force of num
This state of affairs was doubtless the out
growth of various conditions, such as the
presence of a vastly increased force of
soldiers, and the fact that yesterday’s
wreckine and firing of cars had left a large
share of tbe tracks to the south impis
eable, so that [about all tbe diiC: ruble
movement was ia the shape ot wrecking
trains} endeavoriug to briug order out ot
the chaos which is existing all through
that region.
The disturbed section today embraced a
space of about twenty-five square miles,
not to mention the hit o( incendiarism on
tbe Burlington road at Crawfordsville and
at Western Ives, the latter having the dis
tinction ot being tbe work of women and
It is estimated that in this district men
tioned not less than 50,000 rioters were out
at one time and another during tbe day.
hut the ground wns so thoroughly patrolled
by the police, the marshals and the mili
tary that they found little opportunity for
getting together in large numbers as they
have been doing heretofore. Still some of
them at the stock yards found time for in
dulging in making a grave yard in due
order and erecting headstones at the graves
therein, bearing the names of their pet
aversions, including that of the president
of the United Stains.
One feature of the day was the showing
of its teeth by the Building Trades’ coun
cil of the city in calling out the steam lit
ters in big packing bouses at tbe stock
yards, with the threat that it was merely a
preliminary to calling out its 25,000 mem
bers and the tieing up of all buildlnge in
the city.
Another feature was the patrolling of
sentries before the federal sub-treasury, in
whose vaults lie some $ 15,OOJ,000 of Uncle
Sam’s money, which General Miles
thought might prove a temptation to some
of Debs’ followers not to he resisted, and
especially in view of the fact that they are
not very flush just now.
For the first time since the strike opened
there were several distinct notes of im
provement in tbe situation, and these were
not confined to Chicago. Here the postla
authorities reported a notable improve
ment in the handling of tbe mailu. Out
side of Chicago it was uoticed that the
strike, while it made no progress worthy
of mention, gave many evidences of having
reached its culmination and of failing in
Alienee. To begin with, the promise that
the seaboard trunk lines would be tied up
at Buffalo was not fulfilled.
The strike was extended to Pittsburg,
as predicted at a number of points in the
tie-up territory. The strain was lightened
at one or two points, when men who had
agreed to go out failed to do so, but the
most siguilicaut of all, perhaps, was the
refusal of the American Hailway union men
at Louisville, Colorado Springs and Denver
to obey Debs to strike.
Jolietalso reported adefection in the ranks
of the employes of the Elgin, Joliet and
Eastern. On the other hand, the friends
of law and order had occasion to be pleased
on account of the massing of troops here,
and at the ordering of a decided movement
of troops by the president with a view of
lifting the embargo on the Pacific coast
both by the northern and central routes.
To this end he ordered General Merritt at
St. Paul and General Otis at Vancouver
barracks to see to the opening of the North
ern Pacific liue, while General Huger at
San Francisco and General Brooke at Omaha
were similarly instructed to set things to
moving on the Central road near the North
ern Pacific system. To all this the only
foil which the managers of the strike were
able to show was an arrangement between
Debs and Grand Master Workman Sover
eign of the Knights of Labor to call out the
members of that orr-r,v.iation, some 150,000
in number, prci. ?3ed the other four mem
bers of the executive committee would
agree to the order calling them out. So
that if the arrangement goes it will add no
small addition to the forces of idleness.
There has been a rift in the cloud, but
the cloud is still there.
The Daily News issued at 7 o’clock an
extra containing the following important
information, and they vouch for its cor
rectness in every particular:
“Late this afternoon President Debs of
the American Hailwny union informed g
Daily News reporter that he had received a
message from E. F. Lawrence, president
of the First National bank, saying that
^Tee-President Wickes of the Pullman
company was willing to soo him.”
< Debs thereupon told Lawrence that he
Was perfectly willing to meet Mr. Wickes.
president Wickes, when Been later at his
Office, said: ‘‘This morning Mr. Lawrence
called on me and asked if 1 would be will
ing lo meet a committee of our ex-em
ployes. 4 told him that i would gladly
meet such a committee, nnd have always
been willing to meet such a delegation at
auy time. The position of the Pullman
company, however, is unchanged. I do
not expect that the committee will come
to me intending to discuss arbitration. If
they desire to discuss the situation, as I
said, 1 am ready and willing to see them.’ ’
Joliet, III., July 7.—The backbono of
the strike in Joliet is broken. Alter stay
ing out Dearly two days the employes of
the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern road went to
work this morning. When Chicago trains
arrived they bore a committee from the
American Kailway union, which urged the
men to quit work and finally threatened,
but were not successful. Shortly after
noon United States Deputy Marshal Ham
ilton and seventeen nun reached Joliet and
will guard the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern
property against the strikers. About tilty
more depulies are exgected tonight if they
are ueedod. _
Chicago, July 7.—The big hay and feed
barus at Broadway nnri Center avenue, in
the heart nf the atock yards district, were
fired at 9:30. Nelson, Morris & Co.’s
pseklug house is endangered and a general
alarm has been Bent in. Alarms are also
coming in Irom different parts of the yards.
Chicago, July 7.—The traffic managers
of the various railroads met at the slock
yaids today aud decided to move no freight
traius until Monday.
Chicago, July 7.—An exhaustive can
vass of the industrial concerns of the city
yesterday reveals an appalling state of af
fairs and warrants the statement that by
night 75 per cent of them will stop their
machinery ond keep it so until the embargo
on traffic is raised, the effect of which will
luiuw uui ui cuipiuj uicub upnoiu ui
000 workers.
The Deering Harvester company’s works
will stop tonight, throwing out 3000n?ople.
The Illinois Malloable Iron company’s fur
naces were allowed to die last night for
lack ol fuel and pig jron, shutting out 410
men. The nineteen furnaces of the Illinois
Btreet Car company’s plant are banked for
need of coke, and all the company’s mills
at South Chicago, North Chicago, Joliet
and Milwaukee are closed, throwing into
idleness 3000 at South Chicago, 1500 at
Joliet, 1000 at Milwaukee, 260 at North
Chicago, a total of 6760. The Union
Foundry company and the Kimball Bridge
company and all its allied concerns cannot
get iron, and those plants are idle, adding
250 more to the army of the unemployed.
The Ureat Western Hedning company has
fuel for but two days, and will then close.
The Cbloago Wire and Spring company
shut down last Tuesday for lack of luel,
throwing out 150 men.
The Cook county hospital has been burn
i»g hard coal for two dayB because of Con
tractor Kelly’s inability to secure soft coal.
The Chicago Packing Box company closed,
throwing out 300 men, because nobody
wants boxes when goods can not b8 shipped.
CHICAGO, July 7.—Mayor Hopkins today
received a letter from Chief of Police Hea
vey of Omaha, president of the interna
tional Association of Chiefs of Police, of
fering to send 1000 trained and experienced
policemen to Chicago from different points
in the west if Chicago desired their services
nnd would pay them. The offer will not be
accepted, us all the men necessary can be
fouud in Chicago.
Mayor Hopkins said that he was very
grateful for-the offer, but he thought the
city of Chicago could take care of itself
now. The Chicago Huzzars and the
Chicago city troops, both of them private
military organizations, have offered their
services to aid in restoring order. The
Huzzars are able to put in the field at an
hour’s notice sixty mounted men.
The sheriff accepted the offer of
the organizations and the Huz
zars were assembled at Tattersali’s
tonight at 7:30 o’clock, and sworn in as
special deputies. Capt. E. L. Brand is
commander of the Hussars. They are
armed with 45-caliber Colt’s revolvers.
The city troop, Captain Funkbouser com
manding, tendered their services to Briga
dier-Ueneral Wheeler, commanding the
national guard of the state of Illinois.
They can put forty mounted men thor
nnchle Ffininned and well drilled into Lhe
field at au hour’s notice.
The owners of the Monadknock building
today had twenty-flvo deputy marshals
sworu in to protect the building and the
men were placed on duty. It was feared
that the fact that the federal court occupies
a portion of tho big building might make
it an object of attack in case of a riot down
At 4 o’clock this afternoon workmen
who were loading cars at Fourteenth
street found the body of a man whom the
police think was murdered. The body was
noticed lying under a platform. It was
covered with blood and over the loft eye
was a peculiar gash, tho man was appar
ently about 36 years old, and in one o[ his
pockets was a book in which waa written:
‘‘F. W. Paynter. If hurt notify Eady,
Harrisburg, Pa.” The bcdy was removed
to the county morgue.
Bishop Samuel Fallows and the Hev. P.
8. Henson, who beaded the movement of
ministers for a mass meeting at Battery D
to consider means of a settlement ol the
strike, announced that in view of the
threatening prospect they judged it wisest
not to hold the proposed mass meeting,
but in lieu thereof to secure the appoint
ment of a committee of 100 representative
citizens who will take charge of the nego
tiations looking to arbitration.
E. E. Clark, grand chief of the Order of
Railway Conductors, was io the city to
day. Mr. Clarke said his order would not
identify itself with the strikers. He said:
“When the strike began I was requested
by Mr. Dabs to join in it. 1 said that our
order had laws which prevented aDy par
ticipation In sympathetic strikes
and it had no personal desire
to join in movements of the
kind. Tho companies with which we have
agreements have lived up to their contracts
and we have no desire to break them.
There are oases where individual mem bers
of our otfier have joined iu the strike. We
cannot help that. A conductor who does
not want to work can quit after giving tho
[Continued on EaUh Page.]
Dr. J. H. Phillips, superintendent of
schools in Birmingham, returned yester
day from Oxford, Miss., where he has been
for several weeks conducting a teachers’
institute at Oxford, having as his assist
ants Professor ltoof and Miss Holman, also
of the city schools. He speaks in glowing
terms of the educational status of the Mis
sissipians and of their growing public
school system. Under the new constitu
tion the matter of local taxation for schools
is amply provided for and the people are
taking bold of the school question as never
Professor Roof did not return, but went
on to Port Gibson, where he is now con
ducting an institute. Mrs. Grant is now
at Wesson.
The committee appointed by the Com
mercial club to make suggestions to the
committee of the New York conference as
to a plan of operations, met at Maj. F. Y.
Anderson’s office yesterday and formu
lated several Fuggescious which Dr. Cald
well, the Alabama member, will send on.
The leading idea was that the states should
be called on t> put some money into im
migration work.
The Cuhaba bridge committee also met
and went up to interview the commission
ers. They met a c iurteous reception and
made a strong appeal, but the matter is
still undecided.
Runs — Memphis, 3; Atlanta, 14. Base
bils—Memphis, 4; Atlauta, 16. Errors—
Memphis, 2; Atlauta, 2. Batteries—Mem
phis, Neal and Bulan; Atlanta, Flynn
and Trost.
Buns—Nashville, 15; New Orleans, 11.
Base hits—Nashville, 12: New Orleans, 13.
Errors—Nashville, 8; New Orleans, 8.
Batteries—Nusbville, Moran, Harper and
Sweet; New Orleans, Baker and Seiiabel.
At Cleveland: Kuns—Cleveland. 10; Bos
ton, 16. Base bits—Cleveland, 12; Boston,
16. Errors—Cleveland, 4; BoBton, 3. Bat
teries—Cleveland, Young and Zimmer;
Boston, Nichols and Kyau.
At Pittsburg: Kuns—PiltBburg, 0; Phil
adelphia, 12. Base hits—Pittsburg, 4;
Philadelphia, 17. Errors—Pittsburg, 3;
Philadelphia, 3. Batteries—Pittsburg,
Khret, Easton and Merritt; Philadelphia,
Weyhing aud Buckley.
At Chicago: Kuns—Chicago, 9; Wash
ington, 7. Base hits—Chicago, 8; Wash
ington, 10. Errors—Chicago, 6; Wash
ington, 4. Batteries—Chicago, Aubey and
Kittredge; W'ashington, Sullivan and Hug
At Louisville: Kuns—Louisville, 6; New
York, 14. Base hits—Louisville, 9; New
York, 13. Errors—Louisville,6; New York,
1. Batteries—Louisville, Knell, Twitched
and Grim; New York, llines and Farrell.
At St. Louis: Kuns—8t. Louis, 6; Brook
lyn, 10. Base hits—St. Louis, 11; Brook
lyn, 15. Errors—St. Louis, 5; Brooklyn,
2. Batteries—St. Louis, Breilenstein and
Miller; Brooklyn, Kennedy and Kiuslow.
At (Cincinnati: Kuns—Cincinnati, 2;
Baltimore, 11. Base hits—Cincinnati, 8;
Baltimore, 16. Errors—Cincinnati, 6;
Baltimore, 2. Batteries—Cincinnati, Parrott
aud Murphy; Baltimore, Inks and Clarke.
One Against the Georgia Pacific, One
Against a Miniug Corporation and
Another for Divorce.
Robert E. McCuen yesterday tiled suit
for |15,000 damages against Samuel Spen
cer, F. W. Hindekoper and Keuben Fos
ter, receivers of the Georgia Pacific Kail
way company.. McCuen is a machinist,
formerly employed in the Georgia Pacific
shops in this city. While putting a steam
chest cover on an engine last August some
of the machinery fell and crushed one of
his feet, causing the los3 of several toes aud
a portion of the foot. Plaintiff claims that
by this injury he was permanently incapac
itated for doing the work he formerly did.
William McCormack has entered suit
against J. DeB. Hooper, Kichard Thomas,
Ike Price and William Bibbee for ?5l)00
damages for a breach of cootract. The
plaintiff in his complaint alleges that in
1889 he entered into a contract with the
nnwkinfl dnf.imlnnl Kir mlllnll t hmr InaOdH fnP
a period ol twenty years certain mineral
lands from tbe plaintiff.
It is also alleged in tbe complaint that
the contract called for tbe mining of not
lesa than 100 tons of coal daily, upon which
tbe plaiutiff wus to receive a royalty of 5
cents per ton. It is alleged that from
March, 1892, to May, 1891, inclusive, this
royalty has not been paid, but, together
with interest ou Bame, is due and unpaid.
Thomas Lacier filed Buit for divorce
against Mary A. Lacier. Voluntary aban
donment is alleged.
Cuba Station, July 8.—[Special Corre
spondence.]—A joint discussion of tbe
Jolitical issues took place here today. A.
. Arrington, R. II. Seymour, candidates,
and Judge Hobson of Hale spoke for tbe
JeSersonlans, and Robert L. Seale, candi
date, W. K. Smith and C. J. Brockway
represented organized democracy. About
seventy persons were present. The crowd
was about evenly divided. Judge Hobson’s
speech was a strong one in the eyes of bis
A splendid rain fell here, which was
greatly needed.
Washington, July 7.—General Frede
rick D. Sowall ol Maine, chiel ol internal
revenue agents, has tendered his resigna
tion to Commissioner Miller. He will be
succeeded as tbe head ol the corps by Rev
enue Agent Wellborne W. Colquitt,
brother of the late senator from Georgia.
General Bewail has occupied the position
since 1876.
Huntsville, July 7.- [Special.]—The
argument was concluded this afternoon in
the Judge Talley case, and the supreme
court adjourned to meet in Montgomery on
tbe 7th of August in special session, called
to dispose of other business, when tbe Tal
ley case will be decided,
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A it jported With Amendments
£ i, From the Senate
~oyz tha House—The Death of
Mr. Lisle of Kentucky
Washington, July 7.—Immediately af
ter the reading of the journal Mr. Wilson,
chairman of the committee on ways and
means, reported bouse bill 4864, with sen
ate amendments (the tariff bill), with a
recommendation that the senate amend
ments be non-oncurrod in and that the
conference asked by the senate be agreed
to. Then Mr. Catcbiugs, from the com
mittee on rules, reported an order for the
consideration of the report made by Mr.
Wilson. It provided that the committee
of the whole be discharged from the fur
ther consideration of the bill; that 1" _*lt“
house two hours general debate beallowed,
after which a vote shall be taktn on the
motion to non-concur, without delay or
intervention of other motions. The pre
vious question on the order was seconded
without division. After brief speeches by
Messrs. Heed, hatchings and Burrows, the
order was agreed to without division.
Mr. Wilson suggested that unanimous
consent be given to vote upon the motion
to non-concur In the amendments without
further debate. The republicans would
uot bave it that way, and the time allowed
in the order was cousumed. The motion
to non-concnr was then carried bv a viva
voce vote, there being no voice raised in
the negative.
The speaker was proceeding to name the
conterrees on the part of the bouse when
Mr. Johnson, democrat, of Ohio, Bought
recognition, but failed to get it. Again,
after the speaker had named Messrs. Wil
son of West Virginia, McMillin of Tennes
see, Turner of Georgia, Montgomery of
Kentucky, democrats; aDd Messrs. Heed of
Maine Burrows of Michigan and Payne of
New York, republicans, as the conferrees
on the part ol the house, Mr. Johnson,
with a paper iu his hand, cried “Mr.
At his side stool Mr. McCreary, demo
crat, of Kentucky, and the latter was
recognized by the speaker.
Mr. Johnson—1 make a'question of order,
Mr. Speaker.
The Speaker—But the gentleman from
Kentucky has been recognized, whereupon
Mr. Johnson subsided.
Mr. McCreary announced the death of bis
colleague, Mr. Lisle, and offered the usual
resolutions of regret, which were adopted.
The speaker announced Messre. Mc
Creary, PaynteE and -Beery-ol Kentucky,
Taylor of Indiana, Draper of Massachn^__ «
setts, Lueaa<>f South Dakota and Pence of
Colorado a4 a committee on the part of the
house tp 'attend the funeral, and then at
1:66 o’clock the house, as a further mark of
respect to the memory of the deceased, ad
journed until Mo iday.
Fort Payne, July 6.—[Special Corre- s'
spoudeuce.]—lion. W. C. Fitts and Prof.
John O. Turner spoke here today to a good
audience. Their speeches were punctuated
by frequent applause, and the clear and
forcible manner in which Colonel Fitts
outlined the great truths for which he con
tended convinced his hearers that the state
convention had done the right thing in
nominating him for his high office. He
said that yesterday, in joint debate with
W. 3. Keese, Jr., the Kolbite, lie charged
him with the coalition between Kolb and
Hoar; that this wss not denied, but Keese
said they had only received $3500 up to the
present time.
Professor Turner gave the history of his
connection with Kolb and his refusal to ac
cept the nomination by the opera house
convention. He said be had been a friend
of Kolb, a friend and wiorker iu the alii
Vi.it- flint ii- linn than Kotik K.iltarl I lu>
democratic party that he thought it was
time to leave them.
Mr. George Coudra was painfully shot
through the right bnud und wrist early in
the morniug of the 4:b instant t>y tile acci
dental discharge ot a 38 caliber revolver,
which he had in his haud. He is doing
well and no serious results are appre
Mr. Isaac Campbell was married on
Thursday last to Miss IS. J. Griffith.
On the 4th instant there was a largo pic
nic and public speaking at CliavieB, ibis
A flourishing deraocrnticclub was organ
ized Saturday, with S. E. Dobbs as presi
dent, W. E. Sinn, W. H. Uordon ami J.
K. Carr vice-presidents, aud itoher. Poe,
Esq., secretary and treasurer. About 100
names are now enrolled and the club will
do good work in the campaign. Clubs aro
being organized all over tbe county and
the democrats are all awake and working.
Lookout Mountain, Tenn., July 7.—
One of the most brilliant bails in tbe his
tory ot Lookout Mountain was 111 it danced
at Lookout inn last Tuesday evening. It
was the opening ball of tbe summer season.
The attendance was large, fully 300 people
being present. A number of guests from
Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, Lexington,
Louisville, New Orleans, Knoxville, An
niston, Home and other plncos attended.
The costumes worn by the ladies were
handsome, . nd the scene in the ball room
was a gu. and gladsome sight, liosmer’s
orchestra furnished the Uuest selections
from their exteusive repertoire.
There hove been a number of arrivals dur
ing the past week from various southern
cities. Among those who attended the
ball from Alabama were Mr. aud Mrs. T.
G. Bush of Anniston, J. Weil nud wife of
Huntsville and T. A. Yeend and wife of
New Orleans, July 7.—One bale of new
cotton, tbe flrBt of the season, was received
here today from Texas.

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