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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD. VOLUME 21: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES NUMBER 313. THE SPEECH DISAPPOINTING Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth Among Goldites. THE BIG GUN HAS BEEN FIRED No Converts Found Lying Around—Silver Ranks Remain Unbroken. WEAKENS THE CAUSE WHEREVER HE GOES Much Had Been Expected of the Alabama Member When He Came to Convert Alabama Voters-Some of the Point* Made. Montgomery, Oct. 5.—(Special.)—Tt has developed today that many were disap pointed in Colonel Herbert's speech. Even some of the gold standard advo cates acknowledge that it did not come up to their expectations. The Journal in commenting editorially on the speech says: "The public had been expecting Colonel Herbert as a big gun and he was, but they had depended too much on him to advance logical and convincing argu ments in a bad cause, and to do and say something that would turn the tide In favor of gold and against silver in Mont gomery, and that he failed is naturally a cause for sorrowing and weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth among the gold standard advocates. They must do Colonel Herbert the justice, however, to say that he did the best possible for their cause. That he failed to convince any body or to convert anybody was not his fault, but lather the fault of the cause he advocated. Colonel Herbert is booked to make several speeches In Alabama and the people everywhere will receive him cordially. Ex-Governor Jones referred to Colonel Herbert In his speech introducing him as "the greatest Montgomerian liv ing." He might have said with equal truth that he was the greatest Alabam ian. and It Is this very fact that will weaken the cause of monometallism wherever he gees, because the people will conclude that If the greatest of Ala uuimaiio aiiu gi ccvicoi ui uic au»uv an o ui gold monometallism cannot say anything to advance the cause of the single gold standard then the cause is a bad one, and they will remain true to the time honored principles and policies of the great democratic party.” Others, and perhaps a large majority of those who heard the speech, pronounce It a masterful effort. Many prominent silver enthusiasts acknowledged that it was the ablest gold standard speech ever heard here. It was presented in a sys tematic, practical and attractive style, and every word of it was listened to with Interest. The speech required an hour and a half for its delivery,' and the full text of it ■would consume too much of the State Herald’s space. The following in the nature of an abstract, however, may be of interest: Secretary Herbert said that from 1834 to 1861 there was coined and In circulation in this country $2,800,000 in silver, which was driven out by Con federate money, which was a cheap money. The money of the Confederacy, he said, was as good as gold at first, but as it increased in quantity It decreased In value until finally It took $100 to buy a drink of mean whisky. He said there never was a government better fixed to set up an independent system of cur rency than was the Confederacy, and yet it failed. He said that after the war men took their gold coin, bought several times its face value in greenbacks and paid their debts in the latter—that this was human nature. Greenbacks were cheap then, he said, because the govern ment had no collateral behind them, not because they did not have faith In the government. He said that at the establishment of the government Hamilton figured out the financial system—that he did not under take to set up an Independent system, but so fix the relative value of gold and silver at what they were worth In the markets of the world, which at that time was 15 to 1. Subsequently it developed that silver dollars at that ratio were worth about 3 cents more than gold dol lars, and Mr. Jefferson had their coinage stopped and no more were coined until 1838. In 1834 the ratio was changed to 16 to 1, and for twenty-eight years the demo crats and whigs were contented with the operation of the law. The silver that was coined did not stay with us, however, the speaker claimed. It was from 3 to 5 cents above par and was bought up and used In the arts in ornaments, etc. The coun try was. during that period, practically a single standard country, he argued, and its growth during the time was more rapid and substantial than it has ever known to be before or since; and all of this without the aid of silver. From 1873 to 1894, the speaker said, the country Increased its silver circulation 1594,000,000, yet the silver advocates claimed that a great crime against silver had been worked during that period. ♦ *•**•*****•• The speaker said he had voted while in congress in 1878 for a free coinage not and had subsequently, in 18*6, voted for the Bland bill. That he Just simply changed his mind and voted against free silver afterwards, because he conceived it to be right to do so, and that he stood alone among the Alabama delegation in congress when he voted against free sil ver. The secretary thought the people wanted to right and reserved the priv ilege of changing their minds whenever it was proper and honest for them to do so. He sttid they made the same demands on their representatives in congress. Colonel Herbert said he addressed the people of Montgomery as a citizen of Ala bama—not as a cabinet officer. With ref erence to the per capita circulation he said we had plenty of money in this coun try: that he denied that the amount of money in circulation In a country was a measure of its values. He claimed that the same money bought goods many times over; that it would be as reasonable * to require that every merchant should have a separate yardstick to measure every yard of goods. He explained that a man could buy many thousands of dol lars of property and not handle a dime; that It was credit nnd confidence after all that lay at the bottom of prosperity and good prices: that the prosperity of a country could not be measured by the amount of money In circulation there. The secretary said our financial system was not perfect and should be reorgan ized; that it should be made more stable and more flexible, but neither could be accomplished by a per capita increase. Colonel Herbert said overproduction had caused the fall of prices: that the cotton crop in this country last year had been 9,400,000 bales, whereas in 1880 the world’s crop hud been only 7,200,000 bales. The same was true of other things. Im proved methods and machinery had fa cilitated the farmer and the manufac turer. They sold their goodB for less, but they sold more of them and bought what they bought correspondingly cheaper. Mr. Herbert said that oats and mess pork had not been overproduced like other things in the past twenty years and the prices of these articles were practically unchanged. The speaker said If by the passage of a 16 to 1 bill the United States could raise the value of all the silver in the world to that ratio he would favor it, but such a proposition was a farce. He said that Captain Johnston had recently in a speech In Kufaula challenged anybody to show where the sliver would come from that was to swamp this country In the event of the passage of a free coin age law. Re said he accepted the chal lenge; that if a free coinage law was passed China. Japan and India would telegraph their orders to purchase all of the gold that was possible for their sil ver at anything under the market price, and that these three countries alone could and would buy all of the gold we have In circulation. Our supply of gold would not last from sun to sun, he said, if the holders of the gold saw lit to trade it for foreign silver. But the holders of the gold would not trade it, he said; they would lock It up, and the day that a free coinage law was passed would see $680, 000.000 locked 1" vaults, our circulating currency would be that amount short and the balance that was left would be cheap money. This would happen, he said, the moment that It was known that a free silver president and congress had been elected—such a panic as was never known would ensue and the country would go to the demition bow-wows. The speaker said the panic of 1898 il lustrated this; That this country owed some $8,000,000.000 abroad In gold stand ard countries, that these creditors saw that under the Sherman law we were coining too much silver. Under that cir cumstances they considered that they should begin to realize on some of their securities. They accordingly collected $155,000,000 of gold and took It away. The speaker then undertook to explain that by repealing the Sherman act and Issu ing bonds the administration had restored confidence here and abroad, had checked the fury of the panic and by issuing more bonds, etc., had persuaded foreign coun tries that there was a man at the head of this government who did not propose to see them paid off In cheap money. The result, as pictured by the distinguished speaker, has been that the country has smiled like a basket full of 'posst m heads, wages, iron, cotton, everything has ad vanced in value. The currency had not been Increased but confidence had. The speaker explained that If we got on a silver basis the banks would pay off their depositors In 55-cent dollars, guar dians and executors would pay the widows and orphans cheap money, the life Insurance companies would pay poli cies in depreciated dollars and every man would be licensed to repudiate his debts. He said theruvwas no party in any gold standard country in favor of putting it on a silver basis, and that it was a mar vel to him that such a party existed here, that all of the partleB in the old countries that favored the use of stiver were, thank Qod, In favor of bimetallism. He held the history of the Latin union and said that not a dollar of legal tender silver money had been coined in Europe since 1878. Secretary Herbert denied that Wall street caused the late panic. He said that Wall street suffered more than any place as a result of It; that it would be suicidal tor capital to produce a panic, as the capitalists were the chief sufferers. He said he did not propose to defend all that the men on Wall street did, but he Intimated that they were pretty clever fellows and bought and held the cotton cte., of the farmers when the demand for it did not meet the supply. The secretary concluded by saying that the capitalists at home and abroad had concluded that the sliver sentiment was not strong enough in this country to ef fect anything, and that for this reason they were opening their safes and allow ing the country to prosper. He said that the party that elects the next president will he In favor of sound money. He said the democratic party would easily be In favor of sound money, and advised the boys, whatever their sentiments on the ihe question may be, to climb on the band wagon and help the party win again, as it could easily do under sound money colors. He said there was no hope for the republican party in the next na tional election, except in the division of the democrats; that If the democrats would stnnd together for sound money they would win in a walk. MANY LIVES SAVED BY A CONDUCTOR’S PRESENCE OF MIND He Uncoupled a Flying Passenger I rain and (he Poor Engineer Rushed on to His Death. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 5.—Alex Atkins, an Engineer on the Atlanta and West Point railroad, was killed in a collision this morning one mile below Red Oak. At kins was engineer on the New York and New Orleans fast mall, which left here at 6 o'clock tills morning fifteen minutes late. At East Point he received orders to pass a northbound passenger train at Red Oak. Jnsteud of stopping at the station he ran through at forty miles an hour. Conductor Law signalled the en gineer to stop, but Atkins paid no atten tion to the bell. Then Law ran through the train and threw a piece of coal over the tender to attract the engineer’s at tention. Hiill Atkins kept on. Law, who had signed the orders at East Point, then cut the cars loose front the tender. At kins and the engine sped on. and 200 yards fnrther crashed into the approach ing local train. The automatic brakes on the fast mail slopped the detached train and thp passengers escaped. Engineer McDade of the northbound train reversed his engine and .pimped. His fireman and the fireman on the southbound train also Jumped. Atkins stuck to bis engine and was terribly crushed. He was not unconscious at first and begged the trainmen, who went to work to rescue him. to give him some thing to relieve his agony. lie died three hours later. A postal clerk named Boyd on the northbound train was badly injured, but will recover. It is presumed that Atkins got mixed on his orders, as he had first received his instructions to pass the northbound train several miles below Red Oak. The Fiend Was Lynched. Chattanooga, Tetui., Oct. G.--As pre dicted, the lynching of Smith, the negro convict who assaulted Maggie Hender son at Cole City, took place at S o’clock last night. Two hundred and fifty armed and disguised men went to the stockade and demanded film. The guards re fused. The mob covered them with Win chesters. Resistance was useless and they gave him up. The mob took him to the place of hts crime and shot him to death with fifty-two bullets. The crowd quickly dispersed. The girl, who Is highly connected, Is still unconscious. There Is no hope for her recovery. LONDON POLITICAL GOSSIP England Still Hunting for Trou ble in China. HER MINISTER CALLED HOME Sir Julian Pouncefote May Be Transferred From Washington to France. FRANCE IS OUT OF THE SUGAR MARKET Owing to a Big Corner on Beet Sugar, * None la Being Exported From France at Present—Much Talk in the Market. London, Oct. 5.—(Special Cable Letter.) —Though the foreign office professes to be satisfied with the full and prompt ac ceptance by the Pekin government of the ultimatum awarded by the British demanding the degradation of Liu Ping Chang, viceroy of Sze Chuen, for his con nection with the Sze Chuen riots, the trouble growing out of the overt hostility of the Chinese to British subjects is not over. The movements of the Brit ish squadron in the Yang-Tlang show that the tentlon In the relations between Great Britain and China has hardly been lessened by Its punishment of Liu Ping Chang. Vice-Admiral Buller, Instead of ceasing to demonstrate the pressure that is being brought to bear on the Pekin government, keeps under orders the Brit ish warships at every point where they were stationed before the tsung 11 yamen apparently conceded the British de mands. The warship Aeolus lias gone to Wuchang, where Vice-Admnal Buller is charged to present to Chang Cheh Tung, the viceroy, the demands relative to the inquiry Into the Kucheng mas sacre. Chang Cheh Tung Is a notorious hater of foreigners, and Wuchang, as the center of the production of the pam phlets and placards inciting the popula tion to the murder of Europeans. No overt act of hostility that would justify Great Britain In demanding his dismis sal from -office can be traced to him de spite his known antipathy to foreigners. The exact nature of the demands that will be Issued to him has not yet trans pired. A strong feature of Vice-Admiral Buller’s mission Is that hp 1b directed to deliver the British dispatches directly to Chang Cheh Tung, Instead of negotiat ing through Pekin. It Is etjiected by the foreign office that the viceroy will con ceue me uenmnuH. Prime Minister Salisbury has directed Sir Nicholas O’Connor, the British min ister to China, to expedite his return to London. Sir Nicholas will go to St. Pe tersburg as ambassador In room of Sir F. C. Lascelles. He will be in London in November, when a new minister to China will be appointed. It is evident that Great Britain is determined to conserve and expand her trade and other Interests in China. In order to effect this demand some changes will be made in some du ties of the members of the legation at Pekin. Besides the secretary of the le gation a special commercial attache will be obliged to make an annual tour of thel treaty ports. The secretary will visit the chief consulates and the commercial at tache will receive the British residents, learning their grievances and watching the course of the day. As Sir Nicholas O’Conner suggested these changes noth ing will be done in the matter until Lord Salisbury personally confers with Sir Nicholas. It is rumored in diplqmatlc circles that Sir Julian Paunpefote. British ambassa dor to the United States, will succeed Lord Dufferln as ambassador to France. Sir Julian's preference, for Washington over some of the British European posts is not concealed, hut If he should be of fered the blue ribbon of the British diplo matic service he would. It Is said, be cer tain to accept it. A clique of old time liberals, mostly members of the Reform club, are resent ing the proposed transference of the con trol of the party to. that democratic nano. The National liberal club, backed by interested Wire pullers, is trying to squash the projected conference on party reorganization. The political committee of the National Libedal .club is desirous of avoiding internal squabbles, and is in clined to abandon the conference, but in the face of the demands of every liberal and radical association in the country it will be obliged to proceed. The confer ence will be held at the eml of October. It will concern ijpelf solely with plans for party reorganization. Inquiries made In Mincing lane today elicited the information that France Is now practically out of the sugar market, exporting little or no sugar. This Is due, it Is said, to a corner in beet sugar. The absence of the French product has had a sympathetic action on the markets and lias been a factor In raising the price to 11 shillings per 100 weight, an advance of Is 6d within a few weeks. A larger corner than that of the French syndicate was. it Is supposed, recently attempted. A great Insurance company of London was approached with e proposition that it In sure sugar in different parts of the world to the value rtf £l',000,0t)(f. This company canvassed other .ttompanles with a view to getting them to cover part of the risk Inquiries, howevr. rendered doubtful"' with the quantities of sugar had been actually purchased, and a question arose as to whether speculators meant to op erate on this insurrihee." The proposal, therefore, fell through, but it caused much talk in the sugar market. TEttNESfcSlE DAY Brought Out the Largeot Attendance Since the Exposition Opened. Atlanta, Ga„ Oct. 5.--The exercises of Tennessee day brought the largest crowds w'hlch the exposition has yet seen. A large party came down from Nashville, headed by the directors of the Tennessee centennial. Lar,ge parties <1 also came from Knoxville, Memphis and Chatta nooga, and an enthusiastic reception was prepared fob them by Tennesseeans in Atlanta. The exercises lasted for several hours in the auditorium, beginning at 11 o'clock, after which the visitors spent the day in sightseeing. The people of At lanta came out very ltberellV in honor of Tennessee, arid the turns-tll^d at two oc casions showed more admissions than on any other day. The city is fuller of strangers than it has been heretofore. A 8tearner Reported Lost. Madrid, Oct. 5'.—The Heraldo prints a special dispatch from Havana saying: It is reported that the bruiser Conde de Venadito has been lost. Official telegrams received from Havana make no mentlon. of any mis.tap to the Copde^le Venadito, and it Is, therefore, believed the report published in the Heraidb is'unfounded. f *>' if. WENT UNDERTHE HAMMER The Savannah and Western Rail road Sold Yesterday. ONE AND ONE-HALF MILLION There Was Only One Bid Offered and That a Small One. WILL GO INTO THE REORGANIZATION The Southern Bailway Still Reaching Out . The Central Bailroad System to Be Operated Separately-Othcr Sales for Monday. The Savannah and Western railroad was sold at auction by Special Master A. E. Anglers yesterday at noon to the bondholders of the company, the pur chase price being $1.500,000. The Bale was made under a decree rendered by Judge Pardee of the United States court to satisfy a Judgment against the company obtained by the Central Trust company of New York. There was only one bid. and that was by Mr. Simon Borg of New York, one of the committeemen representing the bond holders, he having compiled with the re quirements by depositing a certified check for $25,000. The road was knocked off to him. The lines comprising the Savannah and Western are as follows: The Columbus and Western, from Bir mingham to Columbus, Ga., 157 miles; Columbus Southern, from Columbus, Ga., to Amerlcus, Ga., 64 miles; ttie East Ala bama, from Opelika to Roanoke, Ala., 39 miles; the Columbus and Rome, from Columbus to Greenville, Ga., 50 miles; the Eufaula and Ozark, from Eufaula to Ozark. Ala., 60 miles; the Savannah and Western road proper, from Meldrim to I.yons, Ga., 58 miles; and the branch from Griffin to Carrollton, Ga., 60 miles—in all about 488 miles of railroad. The sale took place at the old Savannah and Western depot, located at Second avenue and Twenty-eighth street, and besides the railroad magnates present were Messrs. T. T. Hillman, B. Steiner, Solon Jacobs, A. H. Steven and others. The following well-known railroad men from a distance were present: aiessrs. »imon twig, n. i . aiuiuh (tmi E. S. Hooley, committee of the Savannah and Western bondholders; Samuel Thom as and T. F. Ryan of New York, representing; the reorganization commit tee of the Central; Henry Crawford, counsel for the Central railroad reorgan ization committee; Judge Tompkins, Mr. Henry W. Calhoun of New York, rep resenting the Central Trust company of New York; Mr. Pat Calhoun of Atlanta, representing the Borg committee; Mr. A. R. Caw Pm, representing the receivers of the Central railroad; Mr. Davis Free man. .representing the receivers of the SaVannah and Western railroad; W. A. C. Eufen of New York, secretary of the reorganization committee; Mr. A. E. An gler of Atlanta, special master of the court ordering the sale. Messrs. Simon Borg, R. C. Martin arid E. S Hooley were the committee repre senting the bondholders. Mr. H. M. Comer, receiver of the Cen tral of Georgia, In an Interview yester day, stated that the Savannah and West ern Railroad company would go into the reorganization scheme of the Central. The Central is to be sold in Savannah tomorrow and will be purchased by the reorganization committee of the Central. The stock of the reorganized committee will te owned by the Southern railway, and that committee will control the Cen tral, but it will be operated as a sepa rate and Independent system, with Mr. H. M. Comer at its head. There will be few changes, if any, in its offices, it is stated. Cot A. H. Stevents will be continued as agent of the road In this city and Mr. So lon Jacobs as commercial agent. Several lines which have been operated by the' Central will not be included In the sale tomorrow, but it is given out that they will be leased by the Central and continued as a part of its system. Among these toads are the Mobile and Girard, running from Girard to Seabright; the Montgomery and Eufaula, running from Montgomery to Eufaula; the Southern Railway of Georgia, running from Macon ar.d Columbus, and from Macon to Al bany; the Augusta and Savannah, run ning from Augusta to MUlen. The Port Royal and Western Carolina and tjje Port Royal and Augusta, a ma jority of whose stock Is owned by the Southern Railway company, will proba bly be Included In the reorganized Cen tral oompany. The party who came here to attend the sale of the Savannah and Western left in three special cars over the Central for Savannah af 12:45 yesterday afternoon. They will be at the sale of the Central in. Savannah tomorrow. The Alabama Great Southern. The' following orders have been issued by the Southern officials: Alabama Great Southern Railway, Office of Ihe President, 80 Broadway, New York, Oct. 3. Executive Order No. 1. At a meeting of the board of directors of this, company, held today, the follow ing officers were elected: President, Samuel Spencer. First vice-president, A. B. Andrews. Second vice-president, W. H. Baldwin. Third vice-president, W. W. Finley. Secretary, Joslah T. Hill. The following appointments were made to take effect from date: W. A. Vaughan, general superinten dent. J. M. Gulp, general traffic manager. Charles H. Davis, comptroller. H. Hi Tatum, treasurer. The address of the comptroller and treasurer will be as heretofore, Cincin nati. The address of the general superin tendent will be Chattanooga, Tenn. The address of the other officials, except the president, will be Washington, D. C. SAMUEL SPENCER, President. Superintendent Frazier Retained. Office of General Superintendent, Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 3, 1895. Under the authority of the president's order. No. 1, dated New York, October 3,1895. I hereby appoint A. J. Frazer, superintendent. C. Skinner, master mechanic. M. A. Zook, engineer maintenance of way. All employes will report as heretofore to their respective offices. The superintendent will report direct to me. W. H. VAUGHAN, Gen_eral Superintendent. Approved: W. H. BALDWIN, JR., Second Vice President. Superintendent Frazier has been su perintendent - ot the- Alabama Great Southern for three or four years past, and the news of his appointment to the same position by the Southern railway management will be received with pleas ure by his friends in this city. Superin tendent Frasier has been a valuable offi cial, and is one of the most popular rail road men in Birmingham. The public will also be glad to know' his efficient corps of assistants will be retained In their same positions. Assistant General Superintendent. Southern Railway Company, Office of General Superintendent, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington, Oct. 3, 1895. W. A. Vaughan is hereby appointed as sistant general superintendent, with of fice at Chattanooga, Tenn. He will have full charge of all transpor tation matters pertaining to the fourth and seventh operating divisions, and the superintendents of these divisions will re port to him. except In such matters as may be handled direct from this office. W. H. GREEN, General Superintendent. Approved: W. H. BALDWIN, JR., .Second Vice-President. General Agents. Alabama Great Southern Railway Co., Office Traffic Manager, Washington, L>. C., Oct. 3, 1895. Circular No. 1: Under the authority of the president’s order. No. 1, dated New York, October 3, 1895. 1 hereby appoint H. F. Smith general freight agent, office Odd Fellows' temple, Cincinnati, O. W. A. Turk, general passenger agent, office No. 1300 Pennsylvania avenue, Washington, I). C. C. A. Benseoter, assistant general pas senger agent, office Knoxville, Tenn. Appointments effective this date. J. M. ClfljP, Traffic Manager. Approved: W. W. FINBEY, Third Vice-President. Division Freight Agent. ft is understood that a successor to Mr. T. F. Steele, division freight agent of the Alabama Great Southern, who recently leslgned to accept the office of commis sioner of the Walker County Coal asso ciation, will be appointed at an early date, probably the first part of this week. NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT. ' Decreasing Deposits and Loss of Cash Holdings the Main Feature. New York. Oct. 5.—The New York Fi nancier gays this week: Decreasing deposits and loss of cash holdings are distinguishing features of the New York bank statement for the week ending October 5. The clearing house banks held last week only $151, 496,400 In cash, which is a loss of $31,000, 000 since June 1 last, and of $31,386,000 since August 31 last. This money repre sents in part the gold export movement, hut more than anything else of late the demand from the interior. The actual loss for the week was $8,083,900, of which $739,600 was In specie and $7,344,300 legal tenders. The Interior movement during the past few days has not been quite up to expectations, but fairly satisfactory. Deposits are down to $540,099,500, the loss for the week being $9,037,000. The aggre gate volume of deposits has fallen oft since June 1 over $20,000,000 and since Au gust 31 $33,500,000. The deposits of the New York banks are reported as nearly $50,000,060 less than for the corresponding week in 1894. There was a stight contraction in loans during the week, the decrease being $1, 174,000. The operations of the week brought about a decrease of $5,824,650 In the reserve, the excess now standing at $16,471,525, which is much lower, barring three weeks in March, due to other causes, than it has been for the year. All Quiet in Turkey. Washington, Oct. 5.—The secretary of slate last evening received the following cable from United States Minister Ter rell, dated at Therapin, a suburb of Con stantinople: "There has been tranquility for the last forty-eight hours. Kiamil Pasha has been appointed grand vizier. Dreading the Influence of ihe recent events In dis tant provinces f have renewed my de mand for the efficient protection of the missionaries." Combining Against Brazil. Buenos Ayres, Oct. 5.—A dispatch from Rio de Janeiro to the Deario says Great Britain, France and Italy have decided upon a plan of combined action with a view to obtaining satisfaction of their respective claims in Brazil. THE WALLER CASE AGAIN. THE RECORDS HAVE REACHED PARIS E. G. Woodford, an Important Witness, Has Reached New York, Having Come Di rect from Tamatlve. Washington, Oct. 5.—Renewed Interest in the Waller case was aroused today by the receipt of a telegram from Ambassa dor Eustis announcing that the record and accompanying documents had been received at the foreign office at Paris and were being translated. Although Mr. Eustis did not say so in his dispatch, the presumption is that the French gov- j ernment, in accordance with its promise, will deliver a copy to Mr. Eustis as soon as the translation is completed. The steamer upon which this alleged record arrived reached Marseilles September 22, and this government expected the del v ery of the same into Mr. Eustis’ hands before this. An important witness, on the part of Mr. Waller arrived in New York yesterday in the person of Mr. E. G. Woodson, an American citizen who was at Tamatlve at the time of the Wal ler trial, heard the proceedings and read the alleged Incriminating letters. Mr. Woodford conies direct from Tamative and is the man who supplied the funds through which Mrs. Waller and family reached France. He Is thoroughly con versant with the facts and will come to Washington next week for a conference with Secretary Olney. MADAM RUROR Says Bankhead Is Figuring on Entering the Gubernatorial Race. Selma, Oct. 5.—(Special.)—There is a well authenticated rumor afloat here that Bankhead is a candidate for governor. Off on a Dark. Boston, Oct. 6.—The Ancient and Hon orable Artillery company, 300 strong, leave Boston at 5 o'clock thiB afternoon to celebrate the 258th anniversary at Richmond, Va. Washington will be reach ed at 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, where an hour's stop will be made for dinner. Elba, a suburb of Richmon, will be reach ed at 6 p. m. Received a Shaking Down. Washington, Oct. 5.—A telegram was received af the navy department today from Hampton Roads stating that the battleship Texas had returned from a two days’ sea run, taken to "shake her down" and put her In order. REED’S SLEEP^ DISTURBED Wat Hardin Will Carry Kentucky Despite Traitors. CAMPBELL TO WIN IN OHIO Gorman the Al Leader Has a Lively Scrap ,©■■■ on Hand. V _ COLONE’^XE HILL OF OHIO TALKS / — The r Democrats Demonstrate Them s > 4 to Be the Real Loyal Members /£• of the Party-Note Their Ac ‘o tion in Ohio. Washington, Oct. 5.—Congress, that great hippodrome, whose annual appear ance in Washington Is hailed with de light by the newspaper men and board ing-house keepers alike, meets two months from today. Two months and •'Tommy” Reed will take his old station on the platform in the house of representatives, this time to rule with blandishments and magnanim ity instead of the force and arrogance that gained htm the soubriquet of ''czar.” Weil can “Tommy” afford to be magnan imous, with a clear majority of 133 at hid back. But this majority, its very vast ness is going to be the altar where will be sacrificed “Tommy's" cherished ambi tion of receiving the republican nomina tion for the presidency. Then, I am told, "Tommy” is having no little trouble in arranging to dispose of the various chair manships of the committees of the next house. There Is Dalzell of Pennsylvania, who wants to be chairman of the com mittee on ways and means. Dalzell fought Quay in the late unpleasantness In Pennsylvania, and Reed is banking heavily on Quay's support; so unless Quay agrees the little statesman from Pittsburg will have to take some minor position. Then Payne. Sereno E. Payne, of New York, would have to be chosen, and this might not sit well on Platt’s stomach, whose support Reed is counting on as soon as Levi P. Morton is shelved. And again, on the committee on appro priations "Uncle Joe" Cannon wants the chairmanship he held in the Fifty-first congress, but "Uncle Joe” was not a member of the Fifty-second and Hen derson of Iowa, who lost a leg in the late war, outranks him. So it is easily seen that "Tommy's” sleep is troubled and his wakings sorely distressed. Maryland, my Maryland. Over In Maryland there Is a fierce war being rag/d over the state election that Comes oft in November, and should the democracy lose, the victory must be cred ited not to the republicans, but to the treachery of a disaffected element head ed by the Baltimore Sun, an adininlsti^ tlon organ—one of the most pronounced. The Issue in a word is Gorman. Gorman, that astute politician and leader for twenty years of the democracy In Mary P land, is distasteful to the Sun paper, and to discipline him it has bolted the nomi nation regularly made by a convention regularly called, and Is striving with might and main to turn the state over to the republicans, who, if they win in No vember, will so manage that success will be certain in the presidential election in 1896. Such is the loyalty to democracy of the Baltimore Sun. My information, however, is that Hurst, the democratic nominee, will be elected. Kentucky. Advices from Kentucky tell that tne contest in that state will be very close, and if Hardin is elected it will be by a very small majority; the rest of the ticket though is reasonably sure of election." Again the treachery of the press is In ev idence, and If Watt Hardin is defeated It will be by the traitors in his own party rather than by the republicans. The ex cuse given for voting against Hardin Is, he accepted a nomination Inlmicable to silver and refuses to change his views, held for a lifetime, as have others to whose personal Interest it was to so change. Senator Blackburn was in Washington Monday, and he said he would surely be returned to the senate in spite of the ad ministration, whose latest tactics is to get every prominent Kentuckian to be come a candidate for the United States senate who can secure the votes of three of four members of the legislature, there by weakening Blackburn. This Is the thusness of Colonel Berry's candidacy, and more announcements are looked for any time. W. C. P. Breckinridge, since he has turned his back on the silver people, has been taken to the bosom of the adminis tration forces in Kentucky, and it Is said he is apt to come back to congress next year. Ohio. In Ohio there are no traitors. ’Cause why? The administration people won, and the silver men. democrats that they are, "stand to the rack fodder or no fod der.” In conversation <vith Col. Ike Hill, the deputy sergeant-at-arms of the house, a prominent silver democrat of Ohio and a member of the executive committee of the state, he said: "Jimmy Campbell will win sure! I never saw,” said Col onel Hill, "suc,i a rallying around one man. Natlohal Issues have been laid aside, and sliver democrats, gold demo crats, high tariff democrats, low tariff democrats and free trade democrats have all united to make Campbell governor. Nor is silver dead In Ohio,” continued the colonel. “Next year we are going to have a state primary with the question voted directly for by the people, and you will find Ohio sending to the national convention a delegation, the majority of which will favor the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.” As It is in Maryland, Kentucky and Ohio so it will be at the next national convention of the democratic party. If the silver forces capture the convention the so-called sound money men are as sure to walk out of the convention hall as the sun is to rise in the morning. Should the sound money men win and a platform be adopted making gold and gold only the standard of values and pledging to retire the greenbacks, there by withdrawing from circulation one third of the money now In use, the silver men will bow to the will of the majority and bide their time until the increased prices for the necessaries of life demon strate the trueness of their theory and give the party of the people Into their control; for this Is their democracy to abide the decision of the majority, such democracy handed down by their fathers . and not promulgated by Mr. Cleveland et al.