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The Great Struggle of the
A, K, U.
Will Be Continued to the
Bitter End.
Only One Condition Named in
Debs’ Proposition to the
And-That Was to Take Back
Strikers, Which Was Refus
ed-War in California.
There is scarcely anything new in l he
local slrike situation, as trains on all roads
are running with regularity. There is now
in Birmingham very little sign ol the big
strike ordered by Debs, except the congre
gation ol strikers that assemble around the
headquarters ol the American Kailway
A good many ol the soldiers who are
called home by business and other causes
are being granted lurloughs, but it is not
likely that any ol the companies will be
dismissed belore Monday at the earliest.
Chicago, July 13.—Eugene V. Debs,
who ordered the great railway stike, made
one more ineffectual (ffort looking to a sel
tlemer.l ol die strike. lie drew up a lormal
pioposilion to the managers agreeing to
have the men return to work provided they
3 reinstated in their lormer positions
Ihout prejudice. He made an exception
the case ol any man who has been con
lied ol crime, but offered to ha^e all
others go back immediately. He said that
he proposition was inspired by a desire to
observe the public good, as the slrike,
all and unimportant in its incep
i, has extended until “it now involves
hreatens not only every public interest,
the peace, security aQd prosperity ol
rnmmnn country.” This proposition
was Bigned by Debs, Howard and Keliher,
the principal officers ol the American Kail
way union. •
It was taken by them to Mayor Hopkins,
who at their request presented it to Chair
man 8t. John ol the General Managers’
association. The association was not in
session, but alter the individual members
had been consulted it was returned to
Mayor Hopkins without answer and with
the i'/lormation that no communication
whatever Irom Debs, Howard and Keliher
could be received and considered by the
managers’ association.
'this action ol the strike leaders was
taken, they claim, not because ol imped
ing defeat! but in order that they should
be in hannnnv with the suneestlon Presi
deDt Cleveland made in announcing that
he would appoint a commission of arbitra
tion. The refusal of the general managers
to even consider ihe proposition, which
would necessitate the dismissal of all men
engaged to till the Btrikers’ places and
would place them again in Ihe power of the
organization which had paralyzed their
lines for days,was a decided set-back to the
Following it came the result of the two
days’ deliberations of ihe conference of
labor leaders called by Samuel Gompers
of the American Federation of Labor. The
leaders of all the big organizations outside
of the American Kailway union and the
Knights of Labor decided not to involve
themselves by ordering a general strike.
rJ hey expressed sympathy wilh the Pull
man employes, but declared a strike at this
time of general business depression an act
of folly. Early in the day the
action of President Cleveland had
been balled by the labor men as a
victory for organized workingmen, as they
claim lo have obtained lor the first time a
recognition of the principle of arbitration
by the president of the United States. The
strike leaders then looked for a settlement.
Tile failure of their mode of settlement
leaves them only unconditional surrender
or a fight to the bitter end. They choose
the latter and claim the strike is on as
strong as ever, in spite of what the railway
managers say.
They claim to be able to make it still
more effective here, and declare that to
day’s action of the managers will solidify
* their men who are out and send out many
who have been undecided. Meetings were
held today in a half dozen balls and strong
talk was indulged in. Danger of a resort
to violence by some of the more excitable of
the Btrikers or their sympathizers still ex
A change in the method of the federal
troops on duty at the sub-treasury indicates
apprehension among those in authority.
The guard liDe was today extended into
the street and no one was allowed on the
Bidewalk adjacent to the bnilding. It is
said Ihe United States secret sirviee de
tectives advised extending the lines to
guard against the use of dynamite.
The railroads operated their principal
passenger trains today, as they have been
doing for several days past, and moved
some freight. No change was made In the
national and state troops guarding the
lines, but United States Marshal Arnold
began reducing his force of deputies.
Judge Grosscup gave the f doral grand
jury additional instructions today, advis
ing them that in case evidence was pre
sented showing that the mails were de
layed and inter-slate commerce interfered
with as the result of an agree
ment by railroad officials or others in
order to create public sympathy, it consti
tuted conspiracy, and no mutter how high
in position the individuals may be they
are not exempt from indictment and trial.
This charge is supposed to be the result of
statements made by strike leaders, which
have been published, accusing the General
Managers’ association of entering intu a
conspiracy and relusing to move trains
without Pullmans. So far as can be learned
the evidence the attorney of the American
Railway union claims to have haB not been
presented to the gran d jury.
Knowing that the General Managers’
association would not receive any deputa
tion from the American Hail way union,
especially the officers who have been most
active in the struggle for supremacy over
the railroads, it was decided to have Pres
ident Debs and Vice-President Howrrd to
go to Mayor Hopkins with the proposition
and ask bis good services in presenting the
condition of settlement to the railway man
agers. The mayor accepted the commis
sion aud went in company with
Alderman McGillen to the rooms
of the General Managers’ associasion.
The meeting of the association
had adjourned for the day, but Chair
man St. John and Strike Manager Egan
received the communication and promised
to submit it at the next meeting tomorrow,
declining to call a special meeting this af
ternoon for its consideration. The mayor
and aldermen spent some time in nrgument
with Egan and St. John, urging the ac
ceptance of the prop rsitious held out, but
they apparently made but little headway.
The managers made it plain that the roads
have u heavy bill of grievances themselves
which they expect to considor hereafter.
Chicago, July 13.—After an all day’s
session the conference of the executive
committee of the American Federation of
Labor ended by declaring that at this time
a general strike of all the trades would be
unwise and injudicious. To folly sub
stantiate this position a special committee
prepared a report,which was presented and
adopted by the conference. The only dis
senting votes were by F. W. Arnold of the
Order of Hailwuv Trainmen and P.H. Mor
rissey of tue Brotherhood of Mretnen.
The other business transacted by the con
ference was a resolution recommending
that the American Federation of Labor ap
propriate $10,000 to assist Eegone V. Debs
in the cases to be brought and now pending
against him in the federal courts. -
Chicago, July 13.—The officers and di
rectors ol the American Railway union
held a special executive meeting at their
headquarters at Ulieh’s hall this morning
for the purpose of making a proposition to
the railroad managers looking to calling
off the strike. They agreed to call the
Btrike off if the managers would give the
strikers their former positions, except
those who have been convicted of crime.
The proposition in full is us follows:
To the Railway Mauagers:
The existing troubles, growing out of
the Pullman strike, having assumed conti
nental proportions, and there being no in
dication ol relief ot the widespread busi
ness demoralization and distress incident
thereto, the railway employes, through
the board of directors of the American
Railway union, respectfully make the fol
lowing proposition as the basis of settle
They agree to return to work in a body
at once, provided they shall be restored to
their former positions without prejudice,
except in cases, il there be any, where they
have been convicted of crime. This prop
osition looking to an immediate settlement
of the existing strikes on all lines of rail
roads is inspired by a purpose to subserve
the public good. "The strike, small and
comparatively unimportant in its incep
tion, has extended in every direction until
it now involves and threatens not only ev
ery public interest, but the peacis,.security
and prosperity of our common country.
'The contest has waged fiercely. It lias ex
tended far beyond the limits of the interest
originally involved and has laid bold of a
vast number of industries and enterprises
in no wise responsible for the differences
and disagreements that led to the trouble.
Factory, mill, mine and shop have been
silenced. Widespread demoralization has
swayed the interests of multiplied thou
sands of innoceut people, who are suffer
ing. me common weuare is seriously
menaced. Tbe public peace and tran
quility are periled. Great apprehension ot
the future prevails.
This being true, and the statement will
not be controverted, we consider it to be
our duty as citizens and as men to make
extraordinary efforts to end tbe existing
strike and avert approaching calamities,
whose shadows are even now upon ub. If
ended now the contest, however serious in
its consequences, will not have been in
vain. Sacrifices have been made, but they
will have their compensation. Indeed, if
lessons shall be taught by experience, tbe
troubles now so widely deplored will prove
a blessing of inestimable vable in the
months and years to come. '1 he difference
that led up to the present complications
need not now be discussed. At this
supreme juncture every consideration
of duty and patriotism demands
that a remedy for existiug troubles
be (found find applied. The em
ployes propose to do their part by maeting
their employers half way. Let it be stated
that they do not impose any condition of
settlement except that they be restored to
their former positions. They do not ask the
recognition of their organization or of any
organization. Believing this proposition
to be fair, reasonable and just, it is re
spectfully submitted with the belief that
its acceptance will result in the prompt re
sumption of traffic, the revival of industry
and tbe restoration of peace auU order.
Respectfully, Eugene V. Dkbs,
G. W. Howard,
SilbeTer Kicliher, Secretary American
Railway Union.
Chicago, July 13.—A strike of all the
American Railway union men employed
npon the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul and Chicago Northwestern rail
roads is threatened. It may be or
dered tomorrow. The csubo will be
the summary dismissal today from the
service of the Northwestern company of
thirty-two union switchmen and of seven
engineers, one firemen and seven brake
men on the St. Paul rosd. The news of
these dismissals was conveyed tonight to
500 railway men, who were met at Lincoln
and West Indiana strqet by Vice-Presi
dent Howard of the American Railway
union. The strikers met to address and
receive reports from the officers of the
Howard urged all men employed on
those roads to protect those who had been
discharged by getting together tomorrow
and going out In a body. He called upon
IconliuueU on Fifth Page.]
At the Conference on the Tariff
Bill Desired
River and Harbor Bill in Hand.
But Little Accomplished
In the House.
Washington, July 13.—A bill to place
sleeping and dining room cars under the
provisions o( the interstate commerce act
was introduced by Mr. Davis of Minnesota
by request and was referred.
A bill to amend the arbitration act of
October 1, 1888, was introduced by Mr.
George and referred.
Mr. Hale’s resolution directing the chair
man of the senate conferees on the tar ff
bill to report why a full and free conference
has not yet been held was then taken up,
discussed for an hour and a half, and then
by common bousent placed on the calendar.
Mr. Hale, in justifying the resolution,
Baid that no one could tell what bad be
come of the tariff bill, and that so far as
the senate and couutry were concerned it
was a lost bill.
Mr. Voorhees, while disclaiming any
disrespect or lack of courtesy to the repub
lican conferees, defended the course pur
sued by the democratic conferees, in
excluding the republicans from the confer
ouuoo, tin Lfuiug iu I'ijo i u icinoii u x ou j
action on the bill. They desired to perfect
it, he said, "on their own line of action”
before submitting it to the full conference
The three republican conferees, Messrs.
Allison, Bherraan and Aldrich, spoke of
the course pursued by the majority of the
conferees as unusual, and Mr. Allison said
that if the minority conferees were to be
mere by-standers at the formal conference
it would be better to have the conference
committee dissolved without delay. Mr.
Sherman thought that the majority con
ferees should confine themselves to such
portions of the bill as presented political
After this matter was laid aside the river
and harbor bill was taken up. The first
half of it had been gone through at yester
day’s session, and the half that remained
(forty-nine printed pages) was disposed of
in a little less than two hours.
The bill was passed, and a conference
with the house was asked. Then the legis
lative, executive and judicial appropriation
bill was rushed at the same rapid pace,
only the paragraphs providing for a reor
ganization of tbe executive departments
being reserved.
Only twenty pages of the bill remained to
be acted upon, besides the reserved sec
The following bills were passed:
House bill to change the boundaries of
tbe judicial district of Florida.
Senate bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge over the Buck river, iu Hum
phreys county, Tennessee.
A concurrent resolution was introduced
by Mr. Faulkner and agreed to for tbh
correction of an error in tbe bill for the ad
mission of Ulab as n state Tne correction
is to change _*'*'ffftj’-third” to “fifty
fourth,” as the designation of the congress
to which the representatives from the new
state are to be elected.
Within less than an hour the concurrent
resolution bad been passed by the house
and the error corrected in the enrollment
of the bill, TheBenate adjourned at 6:10.
Beyond adopting the report of tbe con
ferees upon tbe bill making appropriations
for the payment of pensions for the year
ending June 30, 1895, the house accom
plished but little busiuess and that only of
a preliminary nature. The entire session
of the day was spent in consideration of
measures on the nrivate calendar. Two of
them, one known as “the omnibus reso
lution,” recommending in bulk thirty
seven claims, amounting to fl,040,000, to
the court of claims for investigation, were
ordered to be reported to the house un
favorably. One bill was given a favorable
recommendation, and the rest of the ses
sion was occupied in discussing a fourth.
At 6 o’clock the customary recess was
taken until £. o’clock, the evening session
to be for the consideration of private pen
sion bills.
J list before the house took a recess at fi
o’clock the senate concurrent resolution
to amend a clerical error in the bill to ad
mit Utah as a state was, on motion of Mr.
liawlings, democrat, of Utah, agreed to.
It will be recalled that none of the stand
ing committees of the Commercial club
have been announced for the current year.
This was delayed owing to a proposed
change in the constitution and by-laws,
which were acted on at the last meeting of
the club'. These changes reduced the
standing committees to ten, viz: (1) Social
features, periodical and library; (2) man
ufacturing and industrial resources; (3)
transportation; (4) information, statistics,
advertising and immigration; (5) legisla
tion ; (0) wholesale and export trade; (7)
retail trade and excursions; (8) education
and schools; (9) real estate and insurance;
(10) miscellaneous and grievances. These
committees have all been appointed and
members assigned to them, and will be
called for permanent organization just as
rapidly as the secretary can arrange for
them. The committee on social features,
periodical and library will be called for
Monday next. The names of the members
of each will be given as called by tem
porary chairmen.
Carrollton, July 12.—[Sp'cial C >rrc -
spondence.]—Gov. Thomas G. Junes an<£
Hon. H. C. Tompkins, chairman of the"
state executive committee, will address the
people of Pickens county at Hargool’s
church July 24, while a public dinner will
be given at Carrollton July 25 and at
Bridgeville July 26, where barbecued meat
will be served in old Btyle.
The democrats are stirring in Pickens.
The populites in this county are on the
defensive, hut show a determination to
fight to the finish.
Mr. 8. O. Ragsdale of Starksville on yes
terday married Miss Dorrie G. Bell, the
daughter ot Mr. Benjamin F. Boll of
northwestern Pickeus.
Jim Calloway and Joe Woodley at
And Two Cold-Blooded Mur
derers at Ellisville, Miss.,
Pay the Penalty.
Montgomery, July 13.—[Special.]—To
day at 1:23 o’clock Jim Calloway and Joe
Woodley were hung in the yard of the
county jail for the atrocious assassination
of a prominent young man, Mr. Ed Grant,
in his store near Montgomery one night
last March. Four men were to have hung
for the murder, but yesterday Governor
Jones respited Alex and Wilson Woodley.
Jim Calloway confessed the crime, saying
that he, with the three other conspirators,
engaged one Oliver Jackson to do the kill
ing for the sum of $2.50, but on the ap
pointed night Jackson failed to appear and
it fell to Calloway’s lotto fire the load of
buckshot from the store doorway, while
the other conspirators held Grant’s atten
Recently Jackson was arrested and one
night while being brought into town from
a country magistrate some masked men
with rifles secured the prisoner from the
deputies and riddled his body with bullets.
Jackson was a orofessional assassin. Joe
Woodley also confessed tbe cold-blooded
On tbe scaffold both men professed re
ligion and were astonishingly cool and
A moment after the nooses bad been
fitted around their necks a spectators’ seat,
raised a number of feet from the gronud,
fell aDd precipitated fitly people in a pile,
and both condemned men were laughing at
the incident when tbe black caps were
slipped over their beads. In the drop the
two necks were cracked and Woodley died
in eleven minutes and Calloway in twelve
The Murderer of Carter Harrison,
Chicago’s Beloved Mayor, Dies
on the Scaffold.
Chicago, July 13.—A crime against tbe
state was expiated on t ie gallows of the
Cook county jail this morning. Nearly
nine months have elapsed since the bullet
of an assassin deprived Chicago of her chief
executive, tbe state of one of her most
illustrious citizens and the country at large
of a statesman and a patriot. Today the
crime was avenged, and Kugene Patrick
Prendergast: . .Ter oil an lgnominiOQB death
at tbe bands of the hangman. The execu
tion was devoid of incident, ns the assassin
weDt to bis death like an ox going to the
shamble*. Up to tbe last moment tbe 1 <ie
of interposition frem some one or an '£$ir
did not desert him, although he wai^jln
cognizant of the fapt Huat all effofta.i^^PI
ibe state and" federal courts and in the ex
ecutive ' chamber bad been exhausted.
When it came to the end he nerved himself
for a supreme effort and paid the penalty of
his crime without a whimper and without
a word.
Prendergast laid down to rest for the last
time at midnight and in five minutes was
asleep. He slept soundly until 6:10, when
he awoke with a start and in a surly mood,
lu a few minutes he was dressed aud asked
for his breakfast. He was asked what he
would like to have. His order was for ham
and eggs, fried potatoes and coffee, but
when it was put before him it did not suit
him anH lip pjIIpH fora nnrtArlimmp Rtpnlr
French fried potatoes, sliced tomatoes and
cucumbers, hot biscuits and a big pot of
chocolato. Then be cleaned bia dishes.
During the morning he drank two quarts
of chocolate iu addition to what be had at
The waiting time was spent in company
with Father Barry. When the death war
rant was read to him, at 10 o’clock, Pren
Uergast remarked to the priest, "We may
hear from the governor yet.’’
Those who witnessed the execution were
the examining physicians, the members of
the grand jury now in session, and about
200 ticket holders, among whom were in
cluded the newspaper men.
At 11:40 the procession to the scaffold
moved. Prendergast looked straight
ahead and gave no sign of weakening.
Just as the white shroud was being tied
around bis neck be took a long breath and
everyone imagined that he wasabout to
make a speech. In a second, however, he
had set his teeth together, while his face
grew red and white by turns. The two
deputies led him to the center of the trap,
quickly adjusted the noose and drew the
white cap over his head. His limbs
seemed to tremble fora second aud then
there was a movement from under the
white robe as though he was bracing him
self. The signal was given to the unseen
executioner aod his body swung round and
round. There was one brief, convulsive
struggle and the murder of Carter Harri
son bad been avenged.
The body was surrounded by the jury of
physicians, and aa Boon as life had been
pronounced extinct it was cut down. The
jail officials said after the execution that
the condemned man had requested an in
dulgence of twenty minutes after reaching
the scaffold for the purpose of makiog a
speech, but was dis-uaded from his inten
tion, however, by Father Barry.
Moled Out to Two Negro Murderers
at Ellisville, Miss.—History of
Their Crime.
Mbkidian, Miss., July 12.—[Special
Correspondence.]—Folly 8000 people wit
nessed the execution of Will Sye and Will
Treat, both colored, at Ellisville, Miss., at
12:30 p. m. today. Their crimes were con
f ssed upon the scaffold, each Baying he
was going straightway to heaven. Their
necks were broken by the drop and death
resulted iu fifteen and sixteen minutes re
The crime for which these defendants
suffered the death penalty was the atrocious
murder in December last of Jim Hinith, an
old and iooffcusive negro.
Smith bore a reputation among the
superstitious as being a “ conjurer, ” and
was charged by his murderers as having
“conjured” their wiijes. On the night of
the 27th of December, 1893, Sye, Trest and
Alex Turnbolt ambushed near the old
negro’s house and ns he came out during
the night assaulted and cut him to death.
Turn bolt’s sentence was commuited to life
imprisonment by the governor yesterday,
the evidence against him being very weak.
This being the first legal and public ex
ecution In Jones county for twenty-five
years a large number of people Irom ad
joining counties Hocked to Ellisville and
aided in increasing the large assemblage
that was present.
Cape May, N. J., July 13.—Richard
Pierce was hanged at 12:48 this evening for
the murder of his wife. Jealousy was the
motive of the crime. .
Prattville, July 12.—[Special Corre
spondence.]—Last night the elegant and
hospitable home of Capt. and Mrs. W. L.
Ellis was the scene of one of those inter
esting social events which characterizes
the widespread reputation ot Prntlvil.e’s
leading citizeus as entertaiuers.
The occasion was a debut party given in
honor of their lovely daughter^ Miss
Lillian, who graduated with distinction
at the recent closing of the Alabama Con
ference Female college at Tuakegee.
The young society folk of Prattville, to
gether with visitors from Montgomery,
Greenville, Auburn, Uulon Springs, Tus
kaloosa and other towns, were there to
usher Aliss Lillian into society, so to Bay,
in an all around happy nnd genteel way.
Miss Lillian wore a white satin evening
dress, with diamond ornaments, and her
queeuiy unu unarming HjipouiHULc bu wen
corresponded with the graceful und epsy
manner in which she enterlaiued her
The dining hall played a conspicuous part
in the pleasures of the evening, for at a
seasonable hour the doors were thrown
open, and no feast could have preseuted a
more tempting picture. Violiu, piano and
vocal music, rendered by some ol tbe re
cent graduates of our town, gave un air of
sweet melody to this, as well as to all such
Captain Ellis, father of the debutante, is
one of Prattville’s prominent manulac
turers. He is one of the largest Blockbold
ers and vice-president of the Prattville Cot
ton mills and general superintendent of the
Pratt Gin manufactory. He, together with
his popular wife, his daughters, Mrs. U.
N. Smith of thfs placr, Mrs. Wallace CUass
of Birmfugham and Mrs. R. E. Loveless of
Unioutowu, left uothlug undone tr make
Mias Lillian’s debut party a well-rounded
success. _
Is Back From His Sixty Days Visit
to the Old World—A De
• lightful Trip.
Rev. Dr. J. C. Morris and daughter,
Miss Carrie, returned yesterday from their
European tonr. They were met iu Rich
mond, Va., by Mrs. Morris, who returned
with them. Tbe itinerants were absent
about sixty days, and bad a most pleasant
and instructive journey.
"Os- tith yoyage across in the New York
their vessel coiTitts4. with another and
shook them up, but this '^S£Lttie only mis
hap on the entire trip. Every trStH-^“R9
on time and the journey was made exactly
as mapped out. About ten persons joined
the party in New York and about iitteen in
Tbe party was under the direction of Dr.
Lun of London, who seut with them a
courier to look after their wants. Iu Lon
don they stopped at tbe Melropole, and
saw a large number of the English nobilily
that. hart iruthered there to see the derhv.
The excursionists passed through Swilz r
land, and spent several days in Rome. Dr.
Forbes, a distinguished scholar, pointed
out the points of interost—the spot where
Romulus aod Remus had their misunder
standing, the Forum where Cicero spoke,
the tomb of Paul and Timothy, eLc. Un
the return they stopped several days in
Paris, “lam glad to get home; 1 saw uo
place equal to Birmingham,” said Dr.
Morris. He will hi! the pulpit at the First
Methodist church tomorrow.
Clanton, July 13.—[Special.)—The case
ofW. M. Headly, charged with obtaining
money by lalse pretenses, and for whom a
writ of habeas corpus was sued out by Dep
uty Solicitor Thomas A. Curry upon his
own affidavit, was postponed for heariog
until July 19. Headly was committed to
jail in default of bond, having waived ex
amination before Dr. W. E. Stewart, no
tary public and ex-otflcio justice of the
peace, in the sum of |200.
Now, what bothers our people is to know
how the deputy solicitor can do this. No
tice to Solicitor Brewer has been Issued,
nod the question may be one of ethics.
Curry was formerly a partner of Charles W.
Judge Honeycutt is the only one of these
officers elected by the people, and be
claims that be granted the writ as a matter
of higher right under the constitution.
Mrs. W. A. Altman, sister-in-law to
Col. J. J- Altman of Ibi* city and a sister
to Mr. W. A. Brown of the Consolidated
Electric Eight company, died of typhoid
fever at York yesterday morning. The de
ceased was a Christian woman and a de
voted wife. She leaves a husband, one
child and two step-children, who mourn
her death. Col. J. J. Altman, wife and
Mr. Brown went down yestsrday to attead
the fuaera! of the deceased.
Toulon, July 13.—While the new French
iroDClad Carnot was being launched at the
navy yard here yesterday flames burst from
her. The fire was quickly extinguished.
A quantity of matches and a bottle of tur
pentine was discovered to have been the
cause of the fire. It is stated that a work
man has been arrested for causing the Are
and has confessed himself an anarchist, and
disclosed the names of several accomplices
In the attempt to destroy the vessel.
So Decides the Stevens Wing of
l i: Republican Party.
An William C. Oates Warmly
J ,17 >rsed as Preferable to
=-■ a Conglomerate Ticket.
The state republican convention reassem
bled at 9 o’clock yesterday morning and
proceeded to the consideration of the resolu
tions read Thursday altjrnoon and referred
to the committee on rules, resolutions and
As stated in the Acie-IIerald yesterday,
there were two sets of resolutions intro
duced, one indorsing the democratic ticket
and the other advising the republicans to
vote as they please as between the demo
cratic and Jeffersonian state tickets, but
urging them to vote for republican county
tickets wherever there was one in the held.
There was a lengthy discussion, which
lasted until late in the afternoon, but be
fore adjourning the convention adopted the
following resolutions:
Whereas, The republican party of Ala
bama, iu convention assembled, owing to
unfortunate dissensions in Ihe ranks of the
party, caused by the “rule or ruin” spirit
nf fimrm fnninnu anri H^nicrnincy mpmh#»rn nf
the purty, deem it not advisable to put a
ticket in ihe Held iu the coming contest;
therefore, be it resolved:
1. That we reaffirm our loyalty to the
republican party and our devotion to its
principles and measures.
2. That we condemn tbe nefarious pro
ject of Dr. Moseley and other ambitious
and designing (so-called) members of tbe
republican parly in trying to turn over to
the Koibites the repuoiican vote of Ala
bama. We decline to follow Buch schemers
and time-servers, and denounce their slimy
and suakey plans. We honestly believe that
the greatest disaster that could befall the
colored people of Alabama would be the
election of Captain Kolb to tbe office of
3. That we denounce the scandalous and
disgracelul effort of Dr. Moseley, Captain
Kolb and others to induce the colored vot
ers of Alabama to disfranchise themselves
in mauy counties in tbe state by not regis
tering. We hold up to the universal exe
cration and contempt of our people the
shameful practices of these arch conspira
tors and enemies of the colored race in their
diabolical attempt to belittle the negro mid
rob him of a right which cost millions oi
muuey and thousands of human lives.
Away with such men and their schemes.
4. lhal having no ticket of our^
tbe Held, it becomes necessary
chooBe between the tickets
two factions of the democri)
state, and iu making a
act a« loyal republican*
lime good citizens, havid_ _ _ __
best interests of our beloved state, remem
bering always, however, that in the su
premacy of the law and the strict enforce
meat of its orderly observance tbe colored
uiau linds the surest guarantee of his pres
ent good and luture progress and useful
b. While every member of the republi
can party is at liberty to choose for him
self between tbe two factions of the demo
cratic parly, this convention, believing in
thG I'TOJoing principles and that Ihe more
just aim e^tHtable administration of the
laws will be obtaiutd-uoder Ihe adminis
tration of Colonel Oates Ifeap Captain Kolb,
advises republicans to support'81ifi-Y0te f°r
him in Ihe coming election.
6. We denounce the Kolb-Moseley-JGifer
souian combine for their unjust declara- _
tion against the right of the negroes to
work in the mines of Alabama or elsewhere
tioa of tbe country; and ltd denounce eucb
an unfriendly effort to deprive tbe negro
of his right to earn a living and elevate bis
citizenship by honest toil.
Delegations were present from forty-four
of the sixty-six counties of the state and all
seemed deeply interested in tbe political
situation in Alabama. The delegates were
nearly all colored and were representative
of their raca.
Indianapolis, July 11.—General Harri
son has been exceedingly annoyed by a dis
pa ich sent out by tbe United Press, in
which he was made to criticise President
Cleveland for Bending troops into a state
without .the governor having asked
for their presence. Having today received
a lett'ir from James W. Riggs, a member of
tbe Now York constitulioual convention,
saying that the views had been much criti
cised on tbe floor of tbe convention Gen.
Harrison sent tbe following telegram to
Mr. Rigge:
“Friends should not have expressed crit
icism ol a sentiment imputed to me as dis
paraging to my reputation 09 a lawyer, as
to my patriotism as a citizeo, without bet
ter evidence that the imputed views were
authorized than a newspaper dispatch. I
did not express any criticism of President
Cleveland’s action, but 1 have distinctly
and always maintained that it was not only
the right but the duty of tbe president to
enforce the laws ol the United States every
where without asking anybody’s consent.
“1 acted upon this viewof the law when,
as a soldier, 1 marched under the orders of
tbe presideut into Btates whose governors
bad not only not invited us, but were re
sisting us. As president, i further main
tained this view of the president’s power
and duty; and now, as a private citizen, I
bold myself ready as a part of tbe posse
comltatus of the country to aid upon bis
call in the enforcement of that view of the
national authority. ’ ’
Trains will leave corner Nineteenth street
and Second avenue for Mary Lee barbecue
at 0:30 and 11 o’clock thta morning. Ex
tensive preparations have been made to feed
and entertain tbe people, and there will be
a joint political discussion. Train will
ioave the grounds for Birmingham
promptly at 4:30 o’clock p. in.

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