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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 2i; BIRMINGHAM, ALA., PATUtRDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1895. NUMBER 312. THE THEMS FILLED By Montgomery People Regard less of Political Opinion, TO HEAR HON. H. A. HERBERT His Entire Speech Was Devoted to the Silver Question. HE WAS FREQUENTLY APPLAUDED He Mentioned All the Republican States Against Silver, but Said Nothing About Mississippi, Missou ri. Illinois, Etc. Montgomery, Oct. 4.—(Special.)—Hon. Hillary A. Herert, the distinguished Alabamian who presides over the desti nies of the American navy, address d here tonight, on the financial question, about 400 of Montgomery's foremost cit izens. The speech is universally ac knowledged to have been the ablest ex position of the claims of the sound money ever heard here. The secretary used the same old arguments, but he handled them in a systematic and practical man ner, and everybody who heard him is pre pared to acknowledge that he got out of his subject all there was In it. The dis tinguished speaker claimed to be a bi metallist, but he made the best gold speech ever heard here. Colonel Herbert is exceedingly popular here and Ills speech was well received by the audience. Ex-Governor Jones in troduced him most compllmentarily and the audience cheerfully endorsed the kindly expressions toward the speaker. Colonel Herbert will speak in Ever green next Tuesday, in Birmingham on Wednesday and in Huntsville on Friday. Associated Press Report. Montgomery, Oct. 4.—Secretary Her bert was greeted by an immense and enthusiastic audience at the theater to night. The people at his old home, re gardless of political opinions or differ ences upon the issues of the day. as sembled to do him honor, and it was a great occasion. The speaker was in ex cellent condition and voice and was fre quently cheered and applauded, the name of Cleveland being received with much enthusiasm whenever mentioned. This Is the secretary’s first appearance before a Montgomery audience since he went Into the cabinet, and he was exceedingly gratified at his reception. Secretary Herbert's theme was silver. He expressed his thanks for the invita tion to participate in the debate and for the reception accorded him. The question the people are consider ing, he said, 19 whether or not the United Slates government ought to undertake the Independent, free and unlimited coin age of silver. This is the most impor tant question we have had before us 9lnce the great campaign of 1874, when we took Issue with the carpet-baggers, who were then dominating our state. Even setting economical results aside, the question is Important. On the conclusion at which we arrive may depend the future su premacy of the democratic party in the United States for years to come. 1 ap proach this question as a bimetallist; and let me remind you of what you already know, that I am also a democrat who has always worked in harness, and I have never complained that a party col lar chaffed me or sat uneasily on my neck. 1 am a bimetallist because I be lieve in all the gold and silver we can cir culate at par with each other, but 1 am not the friend of either of these metals for any sentimental reason. What our currency shall consist of is a question to be decided on business principles. There is a sentimental objection to gold jiiviuisvvi 1*1 *-> J ou lilt *«. »o * 11C IIUIUCJ of the rich, but It does not seem to me that this should have any weight, be cause, in my opinion, the poor man is en titled to as good money as the rich. There is a sentimental argument in favor of the silver dollar because it is said to have been the “dollar of our fathers.” It does not seem to me that this argument should have any weight because it is not founded on facts. The fair presumption Is that neither your father nor mine nor any other man’s father who died prior to 1878 ever handled enough silver dol lars to keep him out of the poor house. The secretary then plunged into a dis cussion of the silver question and of the causes of the recent panic and hard times, and in conclusion said: "I know of no more effective way of crippling the south and its industries than for our people to clamor for the payment of debts already contracted, and hereafter to be contracted, in depre ciating silver dollars. Fortunately for this country the effects of the panic of 1893 ar rapidly passing away; money haH begun to flow again in Its accus tomed channels: wheat has risen in prices, cotton has risen in price; iron has risen in price; industries are reopening everywhere; wages are increasing, and all this comes from the fact that the capitalists of this country, who are shrewd, far-seeing and who watch with keen eyes the doings of every political convention, have come to the conclusion that the free silver sentiment in the United States is not strong enough and not powerful enough to force this coun try to a silver basis. They understand that there is no free silver sentiment In the east; none in New England: none in New York; none in Maryland, New Jer sey or Pennsylvania. They see that re publicans and democrats in the state of Ohio have pronounced against free sil ver: that the republicans in the state of Kentucky have pronounced against free silver; that only parts of the democrats lln the other states of the west and south are for free silver, and they are confident, as I am, that the people of the United States what else may happen, will in 1S96 pronounce for the continuance of sound money, for the parity with gold of every dollar of silver and of paper now afloat or to be floated in the United States. “I do not appeal to any low or selfish motives in you, gentlemen, when I urge you to place yourselves on the winning side of this question, but I do urge upon you as democrats, whatever may be your individual opinions as to the advisability of enacting a free silver law, to range yourselves with the controlling sentiment of the people of the United States which must and will dominate the next admin istration of our government. Let us do what we can to have this administration democratic. Alabama is a democratic state, deeply interested in the success of party, what else it has failed to do. has recently in congress passed a law to leave the people of the United States free to manage their own elections; another law making- material reductions In tariff tax ations, and which has so far maintained the financial honor and credit of this country. You may divide and destroy the prospects In this coming campaign of our grand old party, you may be in strumental In putting the republicans again in power, but you cannot force free silver upon the people of the United States. "The democrats of this country have always been for sound money. They sus tained the law that Benton advocated and Jackson approved in 1834. preferring gold to silver because they believed in a currency that was the very best: they sustained Andrew Jackson's specie cir cular ecause they believed in money that was the very best. They helped to put down the greenback craze, plausible as theory was, because they believed that the commerce of the United States, which is pushing into every port in the world, ought to be conducted with money that will be good wherever the flag of our country may float; and so they will de cide now—our silver and our paper mi st be kept as good as gold, our country must keep its place in the fore front of civilization.” LODGED IN JAIL. A Young Negro Tells How He Happened to 1 Be Shot. Selma. Oct. 4.—(Special.)—Mims Brown, a young negro, was brought to the county Jail today from Harrell’s, twelve miles west of here. He is wounded in the leg, and his stomach Is grazed by a bul let. He says that last Tuesday he was crossing Mr. William Moore's land near Harrell's, when Mr. Moore ordered him off. Both drew knives, but they were not used. Yesterday Moore met him and fired on him at close range, and he at tacked Moore with a stick, breaking his hand: that last night a posse surrounded his house and as he fled fired a volley at him. two balls striking him as above stated. He escaped, but was captured today and jailed. ARMENIAN ATROCITIES HAVE BEEN GROSSLY EXAGGERATED The Story About Women Throwing Themselves Over a Cliff to Escape Dishonor Was a Fake. London, Oct. 4.—The correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette in Constantinople sends an interview with an European delegate attached to the committee of in quiry which has been conducting an In vestigation at Saksoun Into the atrocities committed in that part of Armenia. The delegate declares that the statement of the press correspondent In regard to the atrocities, especially those of Mr. Dillon in the Dally Telegraph of London and his English contemporaries, are gross ex aggerations. When the report of the commission is published, he says, it will be found that the number killed in the fighting attending the capture of the villages of Semal, Shemak, Ghelighuz, and in the fighting elsewhere did not ex ceed from 300 to 500. There is no evidence, says the dele gate, that numbers of persons were killed in cold blood or that there was any mu tilation of women and children. The finding of forty bodies buried in a pit at Ghellghuzan, out of which the corre spondents made so much capital, as well as the story of women throwing them selves over cliffs to escape dishonor, was absolutely fictitious. The report of the commissioners, the delegate asserts, will also disprove all of the stories of whole sale massacres and violations of women, and show that only a flying column of Turkish regulars operated against the Armenians, who were well supplied with firearms. The correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company at Constantinople wires that the report of the commission of inquiry, sitting at Sassoun, will en tirely discredit the sensational stories of massacres and violations which have been so persistently circulated. Instead of 40,000 Christians having been driven Into exile, as alleged, the report will show that the entire number of Inhabitants of the disturbed district, Moslem and Chris tian, did not exceed 4000. It will also show that the Armenians, instead of be ing remorselessly butchered while in a condition of helplessness, being unarmed, were well armed and made a most spir ited stand against the troops. The stor ies of the depredation and horrible cruellies of the Kurdes engaged In any of the battles. In short, the correspond ent says, the whole affair has been most grossly exaggerated, the absolutely base less stories of horrible butchery being invented by Armenian lying and Inspired by political motives. onarp f inancial f'rocuce. Paris, Oct. 4.—The Figaro asserts that the government, finding itself without ready money to carry on the campaign in Madagascar, withdrew 20,000,000 francs in Rentes from the Caisse des Depots and realized that amount from the securities on the bourse. The effect of this action was to cause a decline in It per cents. The Figaro violently denounced this piece of financial sharp practice. The Crew Wa* Drowned. London, Oct. 4.—The British brigantine Zbe was driven upon the sands In the Bristol channel near the Mumbles today and broke up, while a life boat was pro ceeding to her assistance. Her crew were lost. The Zoe was of lGfi tons burden, and was owned In Fleetwood. BOWLER WAS DENOUNCED. None of the Big Ouns Accepted the Banker’s Invitation. New Orleans, Oct. 4.—The State Bank ers' association of Louisiana met here this morning at the chamber of com merce, O. A. D. Foster of Jeannerette president, and Thomas R. Roach, B3C retary. An Interesting paper was read on the success of the banks and express compa nies by Mr E. B. Rand of Shreveport. The annual address of President Foster denounced in scathing terms the high handed action of Comptroller Bowler in usurping authority and withholding bounty payments. Secretary Carlisle. Comptroller of the Currency Eckels and "Coin" Harvey were invited to be present nnd sent re grets at inability to be here. It was ex pected that Congressman Josiah Patter son would speak to the bankers at a meeting to be held tonight, but Colonel Patterson failed to arrive and the meet ing for tonight is off. The association adjourned until tomorrow after the transaction of some routine business. Spain to Coin More Silver. The London Bullionist says: "Spain is apparently going In for a large coinage of silver, the mint of Madrid having coined 20,000 kilograms, and preparations are now being made for the coinage of 90,000 kilograms for the Plilliplne Islands and elsewhere. Silver, however, does not ap pear to be Inquired for on Spanish ac count, and it is thought that the large amount required will possibly be ob tained from the native mines; but the possibility of a demand arising In Lon don has a fluttering effect upon quota tions.” THE CLUB IS DETERMINtU To Bring Off the Fight on Octo ber 31. THE PLACE IS DECIDED UPON But Will Not Be Made Public Until Next Wednesday. $20,000 HAS ALREADY BEEN SPENT The Original Offer Will Be Carried Out if Corbett and Fiteaimmons Will Toe the Mark, So Says Man ager Vendig. New York, Oct. 4.—The Florida Ath letic club officials have by no means given up hope of holding the Corbett Fitzsimmons contest free from interfer ence on tire part of the authorities. Man ager J. H. Vendig, when seen last even ing, said: “You can bet the fight will take place October SI.” "Have you selected a battleground?” was asked. "Yes, but we are not prepared at pres ent to make public the exact location.” “Will the fight take place in the United States or Mexico?” “I cannot tell you as much as I would like to, for It would interfere with our plans. I leave for Dallas Sunday to con fer with Stuart in regard to the matter, and I think I will be able to make pub lic the location of the battleground next Wednesday. I will state that the con test will possltlvely be fought on October 81.” "If Corbett and Fitzsimmons claim the club’s $5000 forfeit money, will you and Stuart retire from the management of the club?” “I cannot answer that question until I confer with Stuart.” replied Vendig. "We are out about $20,000 on the deal now, but we nevertheless are willing to our original offer as far as the purse money is concerned. If Corbett and Fitz simmons are as anxious to fight as we are to assist them they will not allow a forfeit to stand In the way.” Murphy-Griffin Fight Stopped. Louisville, Ky., Oct. 4.—Governor Drown has stopped the Murphy-Grlffith fight. He arrived in Louisville this morn ing and at 12 o'clock met Mayor Taylor by appointment. Mayor Taylor asured the governor that the fight will not be al lowed to take place. “Billy” Thompson, the manager of the affair, will retain a lawyer and test the right of the authorities to atop the “go," which he says Is not a prize fight. The Amateurs Win. Knoxville. Tenn.. Oot. 4.—A wild throw from centerfield Is all that prevented the Knoxville amateurs from shutting out the Nashville leaguers In the game today. Score: R H E Knoxville .3 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0—9 11 8 Nashville .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0—1 3 6 Batteries—Davis and Grim; Hermann and Brennan. THE DURANT TRIAL. Rev. John G. Gibson’s Appearance in Court Caused a Decided Sensation. San Francisco, Oct. 4.—When the Du rant trial was resumed this morning Judge Murphy said he was not prepared to give a final decision on the matter of contempt of Miss Carrie Cunningham, the Chronicle reporter, for refusing to an swer a question put to her yesterday by the defense as to the name of the person who gave her the information about Mrs. Leak having seen Durant enter the church door with Blanche Lamont. He would therefore put the matter over un til next Tuesday. Rev. John G. Gibson was called to the stand this morning. His appearance caused a mild sensation in the court room. He testified that he had been pas tor of the Emanuel church since No vember. 1894. Several pieces of paper with his alleged handwriting were put in evidence, but he refused positively to identify the handwriting on any of them as his. He was very evasive in his re Dr. Gibson was asked to write an ad dress similar to the one which was on the newspaper in which Blanche La ment's lines were enclosed to Mrs. No ble. her aunt. The witness did so, and while there was some resemblance to the original address it was not very marked. The defense places much emphasis on this feature of its case. The prosecution says it will show that the similarity was due to the murderer's having Imitated Gibson’s writing. The specimens pro duced today show that the minister’s round hand, the letters of which are char acter of printing and with scarcely any individuality. The defense made no attempt to show where Gibson was at the time of the mur der and didn’t question him as to the shoe found in the church study with a blood stain on the sole, or his chisel, which is supposed to have been used by the mur derer on the Jamb Of the belfry door. This afternoon Durant's attorneys called a dozen witnesses to testify to Du rant's good character. One was a minis ter and another Dr. King.father of George King, who saw Durant In Emanuel church about the time the murder Is sup posed to have been committed. Dr. King said Durant’s character had been so good that he had never thought that there was any need for discussing It. From others It was learned that he was always looked upon as an upright and moral young man. Doland McIntosh, Durant’s next door neighbor, indorsed Durant's char acter. A suggestion that something of a breezy nature will come out in the pros ecution's rebuttal was furnished by Dis trict Attorney Barkes, who asked McIn tosh as to a visit his wife had paid to Cooper Medical college with Durant. Mc Intosh slenied that his wife had made any complaint against Durant’s conduct oil that occasion, as suggested by the prose cution. In the contempt proceedings against Miss Carrie Cunningham, the reporter who refused to divulge her sources of Information, a decision was reserved un til Tuesday. Will Help the BoyB. Washington, Oct. 4.—Mr. Constock, chief of the customs division, treasury department, and Mr. Crowley, chief of the special agents treasury departm nt, will leave here tomorrow for Atlanta, Gh., to assist the resident custom officers In handling the exhibits Intended for the Atlanta exposition. The Old Historic Liberty Bell and Escort. HAS STARTED FOR ATLANTA The People at the National Capital Were Especially Demonstrative. THE NIGHT WAS SPENT IN RICHMOND The Journey Will Be BesumedThis Morn ing and Atlanta Will Be Beached Monday Afternoon at 2 O’clock. Philadelphia, Oct. 4.—A special train bearing the old historic liberiy bell start ed on Its journey to Atlanta at 8 o’clock this morning over the Pennsylvania rail road. The train consisted of a platform car, built especially to carry the bell south, and four Pullman cars and one combination buffet car. Notwithstand ing the early morning quite a crowd of people gathered and gave an enthusiastic "goodbye and safe return" to the vener ated relic. The special car. built by the Pennsylva nia Railroad company especially to carry the bell to Atlanta, and which Is said to be superior to either of those used on sim ilar occasions, consists of a plain plat form on standard passenger car trucks, with air brakes and patent couplers. Around the platform is a net railing con onucieu su <x» nut iu uuouuti me v and on each side are panels bearing the words, “Philadelphia" and "Atlanta." In the center of the platform is a frame uns der which the bell will be carried. On top is a timber which runs lengthwise and on which is subscribed In gilt letters: "177(i— Proclaim Liberty.” The escort of the bell on Its trip include, in addition to the com mittee on councils, Mayor Charles F. Warwick, general agent of the Pennsyl vania railroad; W. J. Latta, assistant general passenger of the Pennsylvania railroad; George W. Boyd, director of public works; Thomas M. Thompson, di rector of public safety; Abraham M. P.eitler, president of the department of charities and correction; William H. Lambert, city comptroller; John M. Wal ton, city solicitor; J. L. Kinsey, register of wills; Elias P. Smithers, city com missioner; Jacob Wildemore, chief of bureau of city property and custodian of state house and bell; A. S. Eisenhower, secretary to the mayor; John K. McCar thy, police surgeon; Thomas H. Andrews, physician, and Harry P. Wilson, United Press representative. Along the Route. t'heater, Pa., Oct. 4.—After leaving Philadelphia the liberty bell and its es cort met with an ovation at every point. From almost every house along the line of the railroad the national colors were displayed, and from every factory a shrill salute was sounded from its steam whistles as the train sped past. At Wilmington. Wilmington, Del., Oct. 4—Though nearly all of the city officials were out of town, Wilmington gave the liberty b 11 and its escort a rousing reception. At the Capital. Washington, Oct. 4.- -The old liberty bell of “76" arrived at Washington today from Philadelphia, en route to the Atlan ta exposition, and was given an enthusi astic reception. At 1:28 p. m. the special train bearing the bell and its guardian ran into the Pennsylvania railroad sta tion, and was greeted by military com panies, civic and patriotic organizations, representatives of the district govern ment and the board of trade and a large number of citizens. The Washington Light Infantry corps and high school cadets, headed by the United States Marine band, had marched down Pennsylvania avenue to the rail road station before the arrival of the train, and during the stay of the bell in this city acted as its guard of honor. At the station were assembled the district commissioners, a committee from the board of trade, the Sons of the Revolu tion and Sons of the American Revolu tion and a reception committee. As Mayor Warwick stepped to the sta tion platform he was greeted by Presi dent Ross of the board of district com missioners, who delivered an address of welcome. The mayor responded brief ly, and after a reception and the party had been given a chance to view the bell, the Philadelphia contingent and their hosts were driven to the rooms of the board of trade, where luncheon was served. The car containing the bell was switched to a siding and for the brief period It remained In Washington it was viewed by crowds of people. At 2:30 the special train started on its Journey to Atlanta. The itinerary of the trip from Washington to Atlanta, the principal points only being given, is as follows: Friday, arrive at Alexandria, Va., at 2:45; arrive at Fredericksburg at 3:25 p. m.; leave at 4:02 p. m.; arrive at Richmond at 7:13 p. m.; Saturday leave Richmond at 8 a. m.; arrive at Lynchburg at 2:30 p. m.; leave at 3 p. m.; arrive at Roanoke at 5:40 p. m.; Sun day, leave Roanoke at 8 a. rn.; arrive at Bristol, Tenn., at 2:30 p.m., eastern, and 1:30 p.m. central time; leave Bristol (cen tral time) at 3 p.m.; arrive at Johnson City, Tenn., at 3:40 p. m.; leave at 402 p.m.; arrive at Knoxville, Tenn., at 7 p. m.; Monday, leave Knoxville at 8 a. m.; arrive a/t Athens at 9:36 a. m.; leave at 9:40 a. m.; arrive at Chattanooga at 11:30 a. m.; Tuesday, leave Chattanooga at 7 a. m.; arrive at Rome, Ga., at 10:45 a. m.; leave at 10:55, and arrive at At lanta at 2 p. m. Stops of not more than ten minuieswill be made at Quantico, Milford, Doswell, Ashland, Crewe, Farmvllle, Bedford, Christianburg, Kast Radford, Wytheville and Glade Springs, Va., Greenville, Mor ristown, Loudon and Cleveland, Tenn., and Dalton, Ga. At Richmond. Richmond, Va., Oct. 4.—Starting from Philadelphia this morning, the liberty bell tonight, amid a blaze of red fire, in vaded the very heart of the one-time Confederacy. It was a peaceful entry, however, the only bar to complete sur render being a host of pretty girls, who swarmed about the railroad station and until well on to midnight claimed the venerated relic as their own. After leav ing Washington there was a lack of for mality that was refreshing, but the crowds grew larger and the enthusiasm se. mli.. ;o increase as Mason and Dixon’s line was left behind. In quaint old Alex andria there was marked reverence for the b' 11, and many heads were uncovered as the train pulled slowly through the tow n. The stars and stripes were liberal ly displayed, and a feature was the num ber of colored men and women who Joined in the homage paid to the old relic. At Quantlco there was another large crowd and a renewal of the hurrahs. A tremendous throng crowded In and about the railroad station at Fredericksburg and a company of the national guard act ed as special escort. Mayor A. I*. Howe was represented by Seymour White in the welcoming ceremontes, In which his intense patriotism was made evident. To this address Mayor Charles T. War wick responded on behalf of the Phila delphia councilnient's committee, and lie was warmly cheered at every telling point. There the beauty of Virginia took possession of the bell car and for half an hour a steady stream of women and children passed over the platform. Many of them brought bunches of grace ful golden rod. which they laid upon the relic, and one stately matron brought a wreath of roses which she hung about the oaken frame. There was music and • k lusty cheer as the train pulled out. , At Milford, Doswell and Ashland stops were short, but there was no I- • of warmth in the greeting of the bell. Red lights were burned and a salute of twenty guns belched forth ns the south ward moving party steamed Into this an-, cient capital. This salute was fired by the famous Richmond Howitzers, and the equally famous Richmond Blues acted as a guard of honor during the all night stop. The committee of city officials, headed by Mayor Taylor, took charge of the party on thc-lr arrival, and while the bell car was left In charge of the reserves and the Richmond Blues Mayor Warwick and his party went to the executive man sion, where Governor O’Farrall held a largely attended and brilliant reception. Up until most midnight a steady stream of Virginians poured past the bell, and the first day of the journey to Atlanta came to an end. Tomorrow the party will go as far as Roanoke, where the night will be spent. COMMERCIAL REVIEW. THE MONEY MARKET IS STRONGER Food Products Have Decreased, but Other Leading Commodities Have Mate rially Increased. New York. Oct. 4.—R. G. Dun & Co. in their weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: Commercial failures in the third quar ter of 1895 were 279:1, with liabilities of $32,107,179, averaging $11,521 per firm, against $10,028 last year, about 16 per c®nt more. The rate of commercial mor tality, 234 failures in a quarter for every 1000 firms in business, is lower than last year and the proportion of defaulted li abilities to the solvent business repre sented by payments through clearing houses is but 2.49 per $1000, against 2.77 last year. Highly important comparisons of prices this week show about September 3 the lowest range ever known for whole sale prices of all commodities, notwith standing advances since March of 20 per oaak on cotton goods, 40 per cert In boots and shoes, and 53 per cent in iron and steel products, while in woolen goods there has been scarcely any advance, and in all food products taken together a fall of 17 per cent. Reports from other cities at the end of the quarter are highly cheering in facts recorded and reflected a hopeful spirit. Beyond question, the quarter has shown astonishing improvement in some branches, and retail distribution has generally been good, though not com mensurate with speculative wholesale .purchases as prices were rising. Hence there is a marked decrease in buying, which some branches of industry begin to feel. The Pennsylvania has ordered 40,000 tons of steel rails and other roads 85.000, but the steel makers having bought their pig, Bessemer is lower and also gray forge, and the demand for finished pro ducts is decidedly smaller, so that the av erage of iron prices turns downward for the first time since February. Coke workers gain 6 per cent more wages and coke is raised 18 to 333 per cent. The money market is stronger, with heavy demands from the interior. All fears of gold exports have ceased. Failures in three days have been 207 in the United States, against 219 last year, and 41 in Canada, against 40 last year. Bradstreet’s Review. New York. Oct. 4.—Bradstreet’s tomor row will say: Seasonable weather has stimulated sales of merchandise and increased the prospects of a favorable fall trade gen erally. Among the less favorable fea tures are a moderate demand In staple lines on the Pacific coast, a reaction in the volume of business at Baltimore and the check to the advance In prices of iron and steel, with a reaction $1 per ton at Ohio valley and Pennsylvania centers. Prices for iron and steel at western centers are firm, and dealers are said to be sold eight months ahead. Mercantile collections are very generally improved, more particularly south Georgia and Texas merchants and farmers being con spicuous for liquidating Indebtedness and anticipating payment of commercial paper. Price movements this week pre sent a marked contrast as In preceding weeks. A further advance In cotton has pushed prices up for cotton goods, nota bly, print cloths. Coffee and sugar are higher and rosin tends upward. Another advance for anthracite coal is coupled with the announcement of fractional in creases lor copper, tin and lead. On the other hand the three leading cereals— wheat, corn and oats—have all gone off again, while heavy receipts of live hogs have further depressed pork and lsrd. There are 23!) business failures reported throughout the United States, as com pared with 196 last week; 215 in the samr! week a year ago; 365 in the first week of October, 1393, and 198 In 1892. The general dry goods trade has Im proved with more seasonable weather, larger eastern jobbers reporting a mate rial increase in the demand. Wool re mains active and strong on heavy de mand abroad and a firm London market. Sales of wool at Boston this week are the heaviest on record, amounting to 12,090, 000 pounds. Five hundred thousand' pounds of Montana have been sold to go to Bradford. England. Trade conditions south are improving with the free movement of cotton and the high price of that staple. With some ex ceptions leading southern points report Improving trade and advancing prices for dry goods, hardware, leather and shoes. The Heathen Chinee Must Go. Washington, Oct. 4.—Collector Wise, at fchm Francisco, has been instructed by feting Secretary Hamlin to deport ail the Chinese who were admitted as la borers for the midwinter exposition. The Chinese under the law were entitled to j remain one year, but have over stayed | this time. A month ago the Chinese la- | borers had it announced to the treasury 1 department that they had departed, but ; this has been discovered to he a Chinese j trick to throw the authorities off their track. 1 Two of the Suspected Negroes Bound Over. THE OTHER WAS RELEASED Mr. ^ Poindexter Came Very Near Losing His Head. ^ - ^ A/AS CAUGHT UNDER AN ELEVATOR ■rfi-s. William J. Bibb, an Old Besident, Died Yesterday Evening—Mr. Choa. E. Lewis’ Successful Play. General News. Montgomery, Oct. 4.—(Special.)—The negroes charged with the murder of young Harlow at Coosada last month were tried on habeas corpus at We tumpka, Ala., yesterday. Phlester and his father-in-law were committed to Jail without bail, but the third negro was released. It Is believed the negroes who were bound over killed the young man as he lay asleep in a bed In their house, robbed his clothing of the watch and MO he was known to possess and dragged his stripped body into the thick et, where it was afterward found. Champion Alabama Footballist. Among the visitors to the city this morning were Professor Lambert of the University of Virginia and Mr. John A. Penton of Coosa county, one of the stu dents of that well-known educational institution. Professor Lambert has been on a visit to the family of Mr. Penton in Coosa county, and both left at 11 o’clock today en route for the University of Virginia, and will reach there in time for the open ing of the session next week. Mr. Pinton is a model specimen of a physical man, standing 6 feet 1 inch in his stocking feet and tipping the beam at 210 pounds. He has been a member of the football team of the University of Virginia for several years, and for the past two years he has been captain of the team and his excellent management and superior Held work has won him a national reputation. Hejs the champion of the champion southern team, and has the reputation of being about the best player in the country. A Close, Ferhapa a Fatal, Call. At an early hour this morning Mr. A. A. Poindexter, a salesman for Mr. B. Wolff, met with an accident, which, for tunately, did not prove serious. Mr. Poindexter was calling to one of the porters In the cellar, when his head was caught by the elevator, which was de scending, and his face and head were severely bruised. The accident might have been a serious one but for the pres ence of mind displayed by the porter descending on the elevator, who reversed it at the first cry of pain from Mr. Poin dexter. The injured man was carried to his home, where he was given the best medical attention, and at noon he was reported to be resting easily. A Little Blaze. About 7 o'clock this morning a slight fire occurred In a lot of barrels and boxes stored in the yard In the rear of the Ho tel Flemming. The department was called out and the fire extinguished with out any material damage resulting. Mrs. William J. Bibb Dead. Mrs. William J. Bibb, a highly es teemed woman who has long resided in this city, died yesterday evening at her residence on Jefferson street. Mrs. Bibb was greatly loved throughout the state, and news of her death will occasion uni versal regret. Her remains will be burled tomorrow morning In Oakwood cemetery'. Mrs. Bibb was about 50 years of age. Visiting the Negro Sohool. Hon. J. I... Curry of the Peabody fund is in the city. Colonel Curry and "Gov ernor Oates today visited officially the State Colored university near this city, and delivered short addresses to the teachers and pupils. A Rising Young Playwright. "‘Mr. Valentine’s Christmas Supper," by Montgomery’s talented playwright, Charles K. Lewis, Esq., was ushered into practical life for the first time last night by that eminent actor, Mr. Sol Smith Russell, at Ruffalo, N. Y., and from tele grams to hand today, proved a perfect success. The author, Mr. Lewis, has por trayed the noble character of Mr. Valen tine, an old bachelor of refined tastes, most admirably. It is a one act curtain raiser in two parts. There are two ac tual characters. Mr. Valentine, the old bachelor, and Clem, his old faithful ne gro servant. There are seven imaginary ch^-acters introduced, six women and one child. The old bachelor reviews his love memories on Christmas eve and dies at the banquet table. Mr. Lewis received a telegram from Mr. Russell today congratulating and thank ing him for his masterful piece of work. Personal and Social. Judge W. F. WUkerson and wife of Prattville, Ala., are spending a few days in the city. Miss Mlttle Henry has returned from Baltimore, where she has spent several weeks. , „ Miss Sallle . Crumpton of Evergreen passed through the city yesterday en route to Cincinnati, where she will enter a conservatory of music. Mrs. E. J. Wellburne has returned to the city and will spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Dent, on Sayre street. Gov. and Mrs. R. F. Ligon have re turned to the city after having spent the summer at north Georgia resorts. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wyman have re turned after their summer outing at Deatsvllle, Ala. _ Concluded Its Labors. Denver, Col., Oct. 4.—The American Public Health association concluded its labors today and elected the following officers for the year: President, Dr. Eduardo Liceago, City of Mexico. . . . Vice-president, Surgeons A. A. Wood hall and Henry Savllle, United States army, Denver. Secretary, Dr. Irving A. Watson, Nevf Hampshire. Treasurer, Henry D. Holton, Brattle* boro, Vt. _ Executive committee, Dr. Ji C. Acrader, Iowa City; Dr. R. C. Goodwin, Thomaa ton, Conn., and Dr. L. McShane, Balti more. Buffalo, N. Y., was selected as the next meeting- rdace.