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VOLUME 21; BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1895. NUMBER 313. [HE DEBAT^POSTPONED Messrs. Bankhead and Clark Will Meet Next Friday. SENATOR MORGAN IS COMING It Is Reported That He Will Stump the State. “UNCLE RUFUS SANDERS'” NEW HOME Mr. Dixon Pnt in a Good Word for Mont gomery, But He Put in Two Good Words for Birmingham—Per sonal and General. Montgomery, Oct. 11.—(Special.)—The debate which was to have been held here toDight between Congressmen Clark and Bankhead has been postponed until some time next week, probably Friday. The reason assigned is that today Is Alabama day at the Atlanta exposition and many Montgomerlans most Interested In the proposed discussion are In Atlanta. The fact Is that Montgomery is so full of bus iness at this time that It Is difficult to be assured of a good audience even to listen to a debate between such men as Messrs. • Bankhead and Clark. The Apostle of Democrac y Coming. It Is stated here that Senator Morgan Is arranging to make a series of speeches in Alabama during the latter part of Oc tober and the first part of November. The Aral speech Is to be made at Hunts ville, it is reported. General Morgan can draw a crowd to hear him speak any where in Alabama when other senators, congressmen and cabinet officers fail. Like Dogs and Cats. The following editorial from Captain Kolb's paper, the Tribune, is understood here to mean that the strength of the Goodwyn and Kolb factions or the popu list party will be put to the test in the primaries to select delegates Jo the No vember 13 convention: "They do say the populist^promoterR of the candidacy of W. F. Aidrfch^lnBpubU can, for governor of Alabama are as busy as the days and evenings are long with devices' to steer the November conference upon a mighty waWsof gushvin a "fu sion” love feasf,- These are the same gentlemen who .promised to extinguish the Tribune by JhDe last; who promised that an extraordinary meeting of the ex ecutive committee.-called at their ur gency to-meet In. this elty July 24 last, would result In an enthusiastic state con vention of .the people's party, which would merge that grand body Into the little republican party, with Aldrich in the lead herein Alabama!” The popullphrtiere believe that the live liest feature of the approaching cam paign will be the fight between the pop ulist bosses and ringmasters. i .Commandery Offloers. The MaiStgomery commandery,Knights Templar. hss elepted the following offi cers for tl\4 leMUlng year: John M. De Cottes,'eminent-commander; C. R. West cott, generalissimo: D. C. Hanson, cap tain-general; Gfctorge F. Moore, prelate; Robert tj.' Teague, senior warden; H. S. Maultoby, Junior-warden; J. F. Joseph, treasurer.. K. H. Matthews, recorder; C. D. Ruth, Btahdftrd-bearei; G. P. Shell borrtf Sword-bearer; A. E. Warswlck, warden; \lsaac B. Flnlgan, captain ot guard. Death of Mrs. Matthews. Mrs.Catherlne II. Mathews died at her home at 'Mafirews at 12;.10 this morning, after an Illness of about one week. The deceased was About 73 years old, and was the widow of-,George H. B. Mathews, who died In this-city In 1873. She lived iB this city from J86!t to the spring of 1874, when Shfc returned to Mathews, where she has since resided. The de ceased was the mother of Messrs. John T! Mathews, Qeorjte H. B. Mathews, S. B. Mwthuws Antf W. C. Mathews, and MrSr John B Fuller, Mrs. W. D. Dillard and MISS Reber-nspMiii i, . nil "( wli.mi survtru her. Horreinalns will reach the city tonight., ,T7fe rtrtteral will take place at 12 o’ciocK tomorrow from the residence of Capt. John B..Fuller. "TTnaieRufus Sanders.” The many friends in Alabama of Hon. Francis B. tlogds (Rufus Sanders) will read with interest toe following from the Greertvllle Diving /Truth: "Your ITncle Rufus Sundefs hUU-perniuuently settled down In old Butler, h»s built him a good, capacious, old-styf# ^country residence, where tig .sap entertain his friends in a 'hostile ptaaifeer.’ ‘ He" has purchased him a numbtfr of all around trotting, pae Ing. saddle UQ<1 bdnt n.ic.- and now with dog anaitui^HHtttrepared to en joy life of tp$^dflQ(M%e. of which he has heretortiit enthusiastic dreamer, andstihiw^he -paints in rustic beauty with the pen. Dong life to you. Rufe, and may fou prosper and be happy. He is now, In /act, the sage of Rocky Creek.” , Mr. Cook of the Journal 111. Mr. Walter Qbok, the Evening Journal's Intelligent youfcg local man. Is sick ot the residence of hf« uncle. Captain Hubbard. His absence fr$m his duties is noticeable in the local columns of Montgomery’s bright afternoon dally*, and his friends hope for his speedy recovery. Looks Like Boom Times. ■(, Mr. F. W. Dixon, one of Birmingham's foremost business men, was In the city yesterday an.d.Jfae (Jay. before. Mr. Dixon was greatly^ Impressed with Montgomery. He says tbfifBMBTCRjj^jnount of business done on CodiHBpv-jjReet was a revela tion to him. - Hajtmist?. however, that Btrmingha^'sTltqaaBce of all places e.ml that tlWJ9tlaMM('i‘ tli'-n- ate be ginning to%>ok»«lW8B# and do like they used to in times before the panic ntrud^m^l^R^ Judge T.4tfc Arrington having spei lina. « ■ Mrs. 0. V ter in Ne friends he Mr. John his home Mrs. A an are in tl Mrs. W. is visiting • Charles his father’ Joe Beau and liked b from Wash Mrs. M ■ and Miss Ollvia o the city, after In North Caro spend the win regret of her lerviously ill at (■sue. daughter of Doth ookledge, Fla., le city. ter Is visiting th Hull street, sldent, known on a visit here her daughter, Mrs. F. P. Glass, of this city. Dr. and Mrs. S. . Jackson of Norfolk, Va„ are in the city to spend the winter with their son, Bishop H. M. Jackson. A Star Criminal. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 11.—There is in jail in Fayetteville a prisoner who has a his tory. He has been by turns a profes sional gambler, liquor spy in South Car olina, cowboy, and Is now to go on trial for the capital crime of burglary. His name is Carlton Watson. He tried to break jail and was chained to the floor. He has a complete chi in of signals by which he communicated with the other prisoners. His heavy chains were found filed apart. Still heavier were those riv eted on him. Yesterday these were found hanging on a hook while Watson walked around in his cell. Taggart’s First Official Act. Indianapolis, Oct. 11.—The first official act of Mayor Taggart was to appoint E. M. Johnson city comptroller and that of ficial at once entered upon his duties, succeeding P. C. Trusler, republican can didate for mayor. The people who have claimed that the new mayor would inau gurate his administration by issuing a proclamation that would license a wide open city were dumbfojinded by a second act, which was to send an order to the chief of police to continue a vigorous en forcement of the laws the same as had been the policy of the previous adminis tration. _ BOND TRADE DECLINED. White & Co. Decline Mr. Steiner's Bid for the Montgomery Bonds—Goto Baldwin. Montgomery, Oct. 11.—(Special.)—News came here from New York today that C. A. White & Co., the New York firm for which Steiner Bros, of Birmingham bought the $50,000 of Montgomery county bonds last week, paying 104% for them, had declined to confirm the trade or re-> ceive the bonds. Thereupon A. M. Bald win of this city, the second highest bid der, offered to take the bonds at Steiner's bid, and the sale was accordingly made to him. A $150,000 Blaze. Plymouth, Ind., Oct. 11.—The Holland Radiator works at Mremen were entirely destroyed by Incendiary fire this morn ing. The loss Is estimated at $150,000. and the insurance placed at only $2500. A FREE SILVER MEETING. The Farmers'- National Congress Developed Into a Financial Debating Club With the Bimetallists on Tcp, Atlanta. Oct. 11.—The Farmers' Na tional congress developed Into a financial debating club today. Ex-Comptroller William Lawrence of Ohio precipitate* the discussion by an uddress on “Bimet allism and How to Secure It." He took the free silver side and made a strong argument. He wanted a conference of those coun tries which favored silver, leaving out those countries favoring gold. Mr. Lawrence was followed by Hon. J. F. Shafroth, member of congress from Colorado, who took Issue with the former. The speaker began by stating that he hoped that his remarks would not be credited to him because he came from Colorado. He said that Mr. Lawrence’s position of calling a conference of the sil ver nations was not the best plan, but that the United States was big enough to maintain the parity of the two metals alone, and that this government could maintain the ratio of 16 to 1. J. G. Offut of Indiana offered resolu tions reciting that the demonetization of silver was the result of a conspiracy of the chief commercial nations of Europe and requesting the president to call an international monetary conference. The concluding resolutions were: \ Resolved, That we are opposed to any legislation by congress which will have the effect to cause either gold or silver to be exported so as thereby to have sub stantially only one of the metals as money In the country. Resolved, That we will oppose any political party that will not Indorse the foregoing resolutions. The following were announced on the committee of location: Lute Wilcox, Col orado; Hon. Isaac Patterson, Iowa; D. C. Wagner, Illinois; Rev. R. V. E. Ilutler, Texas; J. P. Hunnicut, Georgia; J. W. Morton. Tennessee; A. Stewart, New York. Resolutions favoring the free coinage of silver and gold and the calling of a monetary conference of nations favoring silver were offered by Judge J. G. Rams dell of Michigan, Judge William Law rence of Ohio and J B. Hunnicutt of Georgia. After being discussed by A. Martin of Michigan. J. A. Myers of West Virginia, Ur. J. D. Olardy of Kentucky, J. C. Den ham of Missouri and others, the resolu tions were referred to the committee on resolutions. Hon. John H. Brigham, master of the national grange, and Hon. Julius M. Fos ter of Chilli were introduced to the con gress. ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN. That Is if Commodore Selfridge Is Mario Rear Admiral. Wilmington, Oct. 11.—A naval examin ing board will tomorrow Inquire Into the qualification of Commodore O. Selfridge for promotion to rear admiral In antici pation of the retirement on February next of Rear Admiral C. C. Carpenter, now commanding the Asiatic naval sta tion. The assumption of the rank of rear admiral by Commodore Selfridge will mark the first instance where father and son. during the life time of both, have attained the highest rang of the United States naval service. Commodore Sel frldge’s father. Rear Admiral Selfridge, is now living in Washington. He is more than 80 years of age and his vigorous ap pearance seems to belle the fact that he has been on the retired list since 18(10. Articles of Incorporation Filed—The Road "to Run From Florence North. Montgomery, Oct. 11.—(Special.)—Ar ticles of Incorporation of the Alabama Northern railroad, running from Flor ence, Ala., northward to the state lino were filed In the office of the secretary of state late this afternoon. George P. Jones, R. T. Simpson and R. T. Simpson, Jr., all of Florence, are the incorporators. The capital stock is $3,000,000. A Cigar Company Assigns. Chicago, Oct. 11.—The Roper & Baxter Cigar company made an assignment in the county court this morning. Th* lia bilities are estimated at $100,000. The as sets exceed that amount by about $26,000, but they are largely open accounts. The cause of the failure Is said to be the dif ficulty of making collections and the gen eral depression In business. Scranton, Pa., Oct. 11.—The thermom eter this morning at 6 o’clock registered 32 degrees above. There was a heavy frost, and Ice formed on the pools. NEW RAILROAD. Oettlng Very Cold. ALABAMA DAY IN ATLANTA Governor Oates and President Collier Spoke. THE BUILDING WAS CROWDED Arrangements Are Now Being Made for a Cuba Day TO BE HELD BEFORE CONGRESS MEETS The Iowa Press Association, Two Hundred Strong, Arrived Yesterday—Many Val uable Papers Read at the Con gresses—Cincinnati Day. Atlanta, Ga„ Oct. 11,—The Alabamians formally opened their state building at the exposition today. Addresses were made by Governor Oaths of Alabama and President Collier of the exposition. The state was well represented in at tendance, and when, the hour came for serving punch the state building was thronged. The directors of the exposition are ar ranging for a Cuban day. Invitations are being sent to some of the most dis tinguished orators and public men of this country to attend and deliver addresses. As yet the plans are vague, but they will be rapidly shaped up and the day will certainly be before congress meets. The Iowa Press asociatlon came in to day. There are 200 in the party. The Ohioans of Georgia are preparing to receive their friends on Ohio and Cin cinnati days, which will be December 5 and 6, respectively. Cincinnati desired a day for herself, and the directors fixed it for December 6. Cincinnati has more exhibits at the fair than any other city outside of Georgia. Miss Sadie America of Chicago read the opening paper at the day's session of the national women. It was the "Na tional Council of Jewish Women.” Mrs. Elizabeth Grannis followed with a paper on "National League for the Promotion of Social Purity.” Dr. Abbey Cox Rooney of Illinois spoke on local councils. Held Campbell de livered a paper on "Household Economics as a University Movement.”/ Miss Helen F. Goesman had a paper on "Woman’s Position In the Industrial World.” The *1000 belt for the champion hose reel company of the United States was won by the Independence Hose company of Martin's Ferry, O. There were eleven entries. SPAIN’S FRIEND, Attorney-General Harmon Says it Is Discour teous to Sympathize With Cuba and Unlawful to Aid Her. Washington, Oct. 11.—Inquiries by mail and telegraph have been received in con siderable numbers of late at the depart ment of justice as to whether It is a vio lation of the laws of the United States for American citizens to express sympa thy for Cuban insurgents in public meet ings and to aid in fitting out expeditions to assist them. One of the most recent is from Mr. Watkins of Albany, N. Y. In reply to it Attorney-General Harmon has sent the following letter, which repre sents the views of the administration on the subject: Department of Justice, Washington, D. C., Oct. 9, 1895. Mr. E. A. Watkins, 119 State Street, At bany. N. Y.— Sir: For some reason your letter of September 26 did not reach me until to day. I hasten to reply that the organiza tion of a military force of any sort in the United States In aid of the Insurrection of Cuba would be in direct violation of section 6286 of the revised statutes of the United States, which provides for a fine of not exceeding $3000 and imprisonment for not more- than three years for every person who in any way takes part in such expedition or enterprise to be car ried on against any prince, state, etc., with whom the United States are at peace » • As the United States are not only at peace with Spain, but have with her a treaty whereby extradition of prisoners and many other benefits are secured, it behooves all American citizens who have respect for the laws and obligation of their country and regard for its honor to observe this law in spirit as well as In letter, to be neutral in word as well as in deed. While there is no law to prevent American citizens from speaking their sentiments on any subject, singly or to gether. taking such action as you men tion in your letter would. In my Judg ment, be discourteous In the highest de gree to a friendly power and tend to em barrass and obstruct the government in carrying out Its determination faithfully to execute the laws and fulfill Its treaty obligations. Very, respectfully, .T. HARMON. Attorney-General. Pleased With the South. Columbia, S. C., Oct. 11.—The follow ing party of leading manufacturers were today In Columbia looking over the in dustrial development here: Mr. Benjamin Dobson of Bolton, Eng land; Mr. Edward P. Taft of Providence, R. I.; Mr. Edward Atkinson of Boston. Mass.; D. A. Tompkins of Charlotte, N. C.; E. S. Morse of Salem, Mass.; A. H. Brewer of Norwich, Conn.; E. W. Atkin son of Brookfine, Mass. The gentlemen are especially inter ested to see the electrical driving appa ratus which Is bing operated by Mr. C. K. Oliver at the new Columbia duck mills. They are also, however, visiting the factories of Col. A-. 0. Haskell and Mr. W. B. S. Whaley. To Mr. Edward Atkinson the progress that is being made by the south I* well known, and was pre dicted in his speech made at the first cot ton exposition at Atlanta. The other gentlemen from New England express without reserve the utmost surprise at what they have seen on the trip. The party will go tfom here to Atlanta, where Mr. Atkinson has an engagement to de liver an.address at the exposition on a subject so hear to his heart, ootton grow ing and manufacturing in the south. The party stopped only at Charlotte, N. C., before coming here, and from Atiauta returns north by the mountain route of the Southern railway. Butch Lyons H%nged. Chicago, Oct. 11,—Butch ,Lyons was -hanged In the county Jgll at 12:05 this afternoon for the murder, of Alfred B. Mason last February. ORDERED 10 IZKENDERON That Is Where the Marblehead Is Going - IF SHE CAN ONLY FIND IT Turkey Has Issued Orders for the Protection of American Citizens. THE CORBETT-FITZSIMMONS PRIZE FIGHI Continues to Keep the Washington Officials Awake at Night—They Are Deter mined That it Shall Not Occur on Government Lands. Washington, Oct. 11.—A cable received at the state department states that the Turkish government has issued orders to the authorities in all its provinces to protect Americans. The Marblehead, Captain O’Neill, sailed yesterday from Ville, Prance, for Naples. She will prob ably arrive at Naples tomorrow and Cap tain O’Neill will there find awaiting him the dispatches ordering him to Izken deron. The gulf is on the Syrian coast, about 1100 miles from Naples, and the Marble head can reach there easily in four days. The action of Secretay Olney and Secre tary McAdoo with regard to the Marble head was based on cable dispatches front Minister Terrell that he feared trouble would be caused in distant provinces when the news of the Constantinople ri oting reached them. A large number of Armenian Christians are naturalized cit izens of the United States and this gov erpment has a great responsibility In giv ing them adequate protection. A num ber of American schools are also situated In Armenia and Syria. According to ca ble messages received at the state de partment Minister Terrell is very active In providing for the safety of citizens of this country throughout Turkey and Turkish possessions. A few days ago he wired the department that he had asked the porte to Issue directions to its offi cials to see that Americans would be pro tected in the event of trouble from the Constantinople massacre and his dis patch of today shows how successful he has been In this connection. Attorney-Genera! Harmon said today that in directing the reselzure of the steamer Commodore at Wilmington, N. C., he had acted on ftdltlonal information received by him. The effect would be to transfer to the courts the responsibility of inquiring into the facts of the case and relieve him from the responsibilities. If any attempt is made to occupy any government lands for the Corbett-FI Lz simmons fight Secretary Smith will in struct the government authorities about HM Springs to prevent the Tight Taking place. The secretary said today that he would grant no permit for the fight, ’and if any leasees of government land granted per mission to the managers of the tight to have it take place on their land his leeej would be speedily revoked. The Indian bureau was in receipt of a telegram today from Chief Perryman of the Creek nation, asking permission to have boxing and other athletic sports In the nation. Indian bureau officials were puzzled about the telegram, owing to re cent events in that country, and tele graphed Agent Williams at Muscogee, Indian territory, to ascertain the pur port of it. He replied that the request of Chief Perryman was In regard to the Corbett-Fltzslmmons affair, and that un der instructions from the interior de partment he had taken steps to prevent the fight on any of the lands of the five civilized tribes. The Peninsula Press association from Delaware and Maryland, In charge of Mr. E. T. Cooper, secretary, arrived in the city tonight, and will leave for At lanta over the Southern railway at U :15 tomorrow. There are about 125 In this party. Including the wives of the news paper men. LORD 8ACKVILLE DENOUNCED. The Dally Telegraph Comes to the Defense of Ambassador Bayard. London, Oct. 11.—The Dally Telegraph, In. an article commenting on Lord Sack vllle’a Issuance of the pamphlet, in which he makes an attack upon United States Ambassador Bayard, says: “A very foolish, Ill-mannered, IlMimed and ill-made pamphlet has been issued by Lord Sackvllle with the purpose of in juring the reputation of Mr. Bayard, now the United States ambassador, charging him with being a political trickster and a constant and determined enemy of Eng land. The whole thing is so full of bit terness that it is not worth while to re produce any part of the brochure. We only hope that the common sense and Judgment of the English and American people will treat this uncalled for attack with contemptuous disdain. Those con cerned with diplomatic history will be the first to assure Mr. Bayard that no effect whatever is likely to be produced by such a series of charges, so utterly unworthy of attention or consideration. During his sojourn here Mr. Bayard has earned golden opinions for urbanity and keen Judgment of affairs, and above all has made studious efforts to cultivate amicable feeling between England and America. Through him the English are learning a fuller appreciation of and a higher admiration for the great repub lic.'* Four Women Killed. Glascow, Oct. 11.—The Higginhotliam mill In this city was burned today and four women employed therein killed. Sale of Florida Oranges. London, Oct. 11.—The first consignment of Florida oranges met with ready sale at Coven Garden market today bringing $6 u box. The Vatican Will Act. London, Oct. 11.—A dispatch from Rome to the Pall Mall Gazette says: The Vatican has promised to take action through the papal nuncios at Paris and Vienna in behalf of the Armenians. Big Fire at Bremen. Plymouth, Oct. 11.—The Holand radia tor works at Bremen were entirely de stroyed by an incendiary dt 6 o'clock this morning. The loss Is estimated at $150, 000, and the Insurance only placed at $25. 000. Agrarians Outvoted. Breslau, Oct 11.—The socialistcongresa today by a vote of 158 to 63 approved the resolution offered by Herr Kautky, which is tantamount to a rejection by the con gres8 of the proposed Agrarian pro gramme. Another Great Battle. Madrid, Oct. 11.—The Imp&rcial's Ha vana dispatch says the Spanish column under Colonel Sousa had an encounter with a band of rebels in the district of Manacas, killing six and wounding a large number. The Spanish had one killed and two wounded. Will Retain Them. London. Oct. 11.—A dispatch to the Cen tral News from Athens says the govern ment has decided upon the retention jn •ervice Of Hu* marines whose terms of en listment will expire on October 13. and it is reported that the army reserves now in the field are also to be retained. The Queen Reported Killed. Yokohama, Oct. 11.—Mr. Kmirmora, di rector of the Japanese political bureau, has gone to Corea in consequence of a revolutionary uprising In Seoule. It is supposed that the queen of Corea was killed by the revolters. headed by the king’s father, w’ho recently made a forci ble entrance into the palace at Seoule. A Political Sensation. London, Oct. 11.—A dispatch from Mad rid to the News agency says: “It is stated here upon good authority that the United States has pointed out to the Spanish minister at Washington the ne cessity that Spain should take prompt action to crush the rebellion in Cuba. This statement has created a sensation in political circles.” Died Like an Anarchist. Prague, Oct. 11.—Antone Hoffman, the anarchist, w'ho murdered Police Inspector Baumgarten June 11, was put to death this morning. He refused all religious ministrations and uttered anarchist cries to the last. A number of socialists gath ered in front of the prison and indulged in soditious shouts until they wer«? dis persed by the police. The Ambassador Doesn’t Know. Vienna, Oct. 11.—The Tageblatt has an interview with the Spanish ambassador here in which that gentleman is reported as saying that the complete subjection of the Cuban rebels is certain. If Cuba should ever achieve independence, no says, the government of the Un-ited States would not wish to annex the isl and for fear of increasing the number of her negro citizens. THE SHERIFF CALLED UP. Judge Duffield Says He Must Take Measures tu Prevent the Fight—The Sheriff Asked a Question. Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 11.—Circuit Judge A. M. Duffle called the sheriff be fore him today and informed him that it was the sheriff's duty to take proper measures to prevent the Corbett-FItz simmons contest from taking place in Garland county and advised him of his powers In the premises. When the sher iff asked when and just how he should proceed to do tills the judge failed to in struct him, saying he would consult with the prosecuting attorney and advise later. This talk of Judge Duffle seems R> have had no perceptible effect upon the people most interested, and no Im portance Is attached to it. There is so little Indeed that the local correspond ents, who understand the true inward ness of things here, did not deem it sufficiently. important to exploit It in the metropolitan press, as it would have a tendency to create unnecessary ularm among the people who do not appreciate the local conditions. There is no ap prehension locally that anything radi cal will be done. It is argued that no arrests can be made before an offense against the law is committed, and the sheriff and his deputies will be present to look after the law. Big Meet in Sight. Lincoln. Neb., Oct. 11.—The promoters of the Lincoln fall meeting, which open the last week In October, have received notice from Secretary Palmer Clark, who Is at Lexington. Ky., that he has ar ranged for the appearance of Joe Patch en, John R. Gentry and Strathberry. Robert J. Willis will probably be here. The meeting promises to be the greatest in Nebraska'racing history. Corbett and Brady Surprised. San Antonia, Tex., Oct. 11.—Corbett and Manager Brady were much surprised this morning upon reading the press dis patches from Hot Springs and Little Rock.Ark., to learn that Governor Clarke pwlil seek to prevent the pulling off of the fight at l^t Springs. They thought the matter settled, and that there would be no executive or judicial opposition to the fight taking place there. Corbett stated this morning that he would con tinue his training, as he Is convinced the Florida Athletic club will make good their promise to pull off the fight on schedule date. THE CONTRACT ANNULLED. The City Council Had No Right to Make the Contract. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 11.—Chancellor Conn decides that the water works com pany of this city has no contract with the city, or In other words that the city coun cil of 1888 had no right to make a twenty year contract. The present city council adopted an ordinance In September de claring the contract null and void and de clined to pay rentals for the quarter, amounting to nearly 82000. Should the supreme court, to which the case will go at once, confirm the decision of Chancel lor Conn the company will be forced to sell to the city or raise the lax on private consumers to meet their obligations to their bondholders. The company Is bond ed at 8100,000. the bonds being held In Bal timore. The annulment of the contract was on the ground If Insufficiency of fire pressure and unfitness for drinking pur poses. __ ATHENS. Dr. Hawkins Resigns the Presidency of the Female College. Athens, Oct. 11.—(Special.)—Dr. N. O. Hawkins^ president of the Athena Fe male college, resigned the presidency of the institution to return to regular work In the conference. Dr. Z. A. Parker was elected unanimously in his place, and has entered upon the work. The full faculty Is retained, and the school is running smoothly. An Earthquake Shock. Colon. Colombia, Oct. 11.—Advices from Bogota state that a shock of earthquake on September 20 damaged a large number of houses In the city. The inhabitants are also threatened with a complete fail ure of their water supply, and a public meeting has been held to consider means of relief. Better Than Being Fired. London. Oct. 11.—It Is reported that the Earl of Elgin, viceroy of India, has re signed for personal reasons. THE WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW Business Last Week Was Not Entirely Favorable. COTTON* ADVANCED - But Nearly Every Other Commodity Showed a Decline. A GENERAL ABATEMENT OF ORDERS Due to Over Purchases Earlier in the Sea son, Is the Main Cause of the Decline. But Pew Advances ot Wattes Are Reported. New York, Oct. 11.—Bradstreet's tomor row. October 12. will say: Cooler weather has stimulated a season able day for staple dry goods, millinery and clothing, and jobbers in these lines in all parts of the country feel the im provement. Relatively the most gain has been made at the south, where an Im provement is reported in almoBt all lines. Interior merchants are placing more lib eral ordens than for several years, and latger distributing centers report saleB of goods to the cotton belt and collections therefrom exceptionally free. The unfa torable features are found In disappoint ment at the moderation with which wheat is exported from week to week, the reported weakness In pig Iron and Bleel billets and In the competition suf fered by domestic woolen manufacturers from abroad. The total number of business failures throughout the United States number 263 this week, against 244 last week, 238 in the. same week a year ago, 406 two years ago and 191 In 1892. More encouraging business features are found In the con tinued advance In the price of cotton, which In turn has put up the price of sev eral varieties of cotton goods ami in the prospect for the maintenance of these rates, which with freer movement of cot ton at the south are having a very favor able Influence on business in that portion of the country. Dun’s Beview. New York, Oet. 11.—R. U. Dun & Co. in their weekly review of trade tomorrow will say: The price barometer gives indications that are not entirely favorable. Cotton, goojls go up with increasing evidence that the cotton crop is short. Prices of other manufactured products, of wool, hides and leather, all show some decline, a general abatement in new orders being the principal cause. With an Immense volume of business not much exceeded in the largest month of the exceptional year of 1P82, and with the evidence that in several important branches the vol ume has exceeded that of any previous year, there is a growing uncertainty about the near future of industries Mon ey markets are neither strained nor threatening, foreign exchange no longer raise apprehension and all fears about the great northern crops are passed. There have been few advances in wages of labor dining the past month, and only a few works have been closed by strikes for an advance. The main cause of decreased orders has been repeatedly pointed jnt by this journal during the past half yenr. When business began to revive a million traders were in haste to order, not only the goods that each expected to sell within a given time, but enough to replenish stocks which had been cut down almost to bare shelves by two years of prostra tion. Thus the buying was much in ex cess of real consumption within the given time. Also as prices rose many hastened to buy in advance of visible needs, hop ing that every purchase would mean a gain, while multitudes hurried-to get In their orders before competitors could buy as cheaply. Under such conditions buy ing continued for six months and still continues in cotton goods, which have risen less than the material. But in most manufactured products buying for the same reason can no longer be expected and the steady and regular competition is not yet known. In woolen manufactures a demand for dreBs goods and some specialties keeps many fully employed, but most of the works making men’s woolens, for which new orders are scarce, find not enough to keep them running. To pile up goods in advance wholly in the dark as to future foreign competition Involves such risk that some concerns may cffise for a time. It Is too early for cotton movements to cast much light on the probable yield. Port receipts thus far, 23 per cent smaller than last year, do not indicate ns small a crop an many rear, iri view ot me Known lateness of picking. Widely circulated advices to hold hack cotton have some In fluence also. At present prices, averaging 8% cents In southern markets, against 5% cents a year ago, 7,000,000 bales would bring $13,000,000 "more than 9,900,000 bales brought last year. Some months ago Pun's review predicted that 3,000,000 bales of American cotton would be carried over and was much criticised by Borne. Mr. "Klllson. the final European authority, shows that 2,977.000 bales were held Sep tember 1 In ports and at mills here and abroad. Failures for the week have Included two batiks and several concerns of some size, and have been 269 In the United States, against 231 last year, and 52 In Canada, against 43 last year. BISHOP GALLOWAY AMAZED. His Name Being Used in the Brandon Mur derers Petition. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 11.—Friends of Marshall, Fox and Coleman, the three young Vicksburgers who killed Dinkins at Brandon two months ago, who pleaded guilty to murder and are now serving life sentences in the penitentiary, are busy circulating petitions for their par don. It has come to the ears of Bishop Galloway that the petitioners are telling that he would sign the petition for par don. and the bishop, who is related to the man murdered by the trio, publishes a card in the Clarion Eedger. in which he says: "The report is entirely unau thorized. Its very suggestion Is a humil iation only equaled by my amazement At their unseemly haste in making a trav esty of the administration of Justice.” A Roward for Bibby. Washington, Oct. 11.—The postofflee de partment offered a reward of $2<X) for the arrest and conviction of William Bibby, late mail carrier from Newton to Geneva, Ala., who absconded with the mall pouch. He Is of English birth, but halls from Pennsylvania. Bibby Is about 18 years of tare and has a sailor's gait, zg