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VOLUME 21 BIRMINGHAM, ALA., STATE JIERALD. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1(5, 1895. NUMBER. 321 SOUTHERN STEAM LAUNDRY Burned to the Ground Last Eve ning at 5 O’clock. SIX OPERATIVES INJURED The Result of an Explosion of a Gasoline Engine. LUCKILY NO FATALITIES WILL RESULT Too Far for Fire Department to Do Effectual Work—Total Doss Seventeen Hur dred Dollars, With Five Hui dred Dollars Insurance. The Southern Steam Laundry, located on Twenty-eighth slfeet, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, North, was de stroyed by fire yesterday afternoon and several of the employes, in jumping from the second story window, sustained pain ful injuries. The fire started about 5 o'clock, and was caused by the explosion of a gasoline generator, which was on the first floor of the building. The generator at the time of the explosion had about three gallons of gasoline, the customary amount, and this was scattered over the floor, walls and ceiling of the lower story. The gasoline ignited and rapidly the flames spread throughout the building. It was a frame building and the mate rial in it very combustible. The entire building was soon enveloped with flames and escape from the second story by the usual way rendered impossible. The employes who were at work on the second floor finding it impossible to es cape otherwise than through the win dows, began jumping to the ground, a distance of 16 or 20 feet. In doing so they were all more or less injured. The injured are as follows. Mrs. Lou Miller, both feel broken and hip hurt. Miss Fronie Miller, age 21, daughter of Ajrs. Lou Miller, right arm broken and hip hurt. Miss Claudie Clark, age 18, of Third avenue and Eighteenth street, right foot broken. Girl whose name could not he learned, of Eighth avenue and Eighteenth street, hands and face hadly burned. Orange Beckley, hands and face hadly burned and his left leg sprained. Beckley sprained his leg in jumping from the second story, but notwithstand ing the pain he was suffering from his burns and the sprain, he gallantly aided the women, catching several of them as they jumped, and thus probably prevent ing more serious injuries. A negro man and negro woman were working in the lower part of the building when the explosion occurred. The wo man’s clothing was almost all burned off of her, and the back of the man’s head was badly burned. The Southern Steam laundry was owned by Smith & Myers, who had been operating it the past two or three years. They employed ltwelve hands, mostly women, and did a good business. The house belonged to them and was valued at $f>00and the machinery cost them $1200. The total insurance carried was $500, part of which was on the building and part on the machinery. As soon as the explosion occurred a telephone alarm was sent In and thn Northslde fire department turned out, making a good run to fhe scene of the .conflagration, but the building had been almost reduced to ashes when they got there. THE PUBLIC STILL EXCITED. Bank Cashier and the Ex-City Attorney Will Be Indicted. Pittsburg, Oct. 15.—Since the arrest and liberation on bail of VV. C. Moreland, the city attorney, and his assistant, W. II. House, the fever of public interest in the seandle has shown no signs of abate ment. The new city attorney, Clarence Burleigh, was present today when Messrs. Moreland and House surrendered possession of their otllce In the city building. This morning Mr. Burleigh filed his bond with the city comptroller and this afternoon was sworn Into otllce by Mayor McKenna. After that Mr. Burleigh and Controller Gourley held a consultation, outlining an ordinance to be presented to councils providing that hereafter all moneys will go direct to the office of the city treasurer, Instead of Into the city attorney’s office. In short the business of the city attorney’s office ■will be thoroughly organized, and hereaf ter no money will pass through that ichannel. Mr. Burleigh announced today that when the finance committee meets tomorrow he will present the names of T. D. Carnahan and Alfred J. Niles for the assistant attorneyship. Another posi tion in the office remains to be filled for which no selection has yet been made. Tho grand jury that will pass upon the information against Messrs. More land and House will meet on the first Monday in December. If a true bill Is found the trial will proceed without de lay. District Attorney Haymaker said today that he is confident about the Illegality of the payment of interest money to ex Assistant Attorney House, and that be fore long he will make information against Moreland, House and the eashlert of each bank that paid the Interest, charging a conspiracy to use public money for private gain. THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. Much Business Was Transacted at the Business Session Yesterday. Minneapolis. Minn., Oet. 15.—The first business of the business session of the Episcopal convention was a report^ on the general theological seminary by Dr. Littell, chairman of the committee on that institution. The report concluded with a set of resolutions endorsing the work of the school. Dr. Littell explained that his resolu tions were to provide for the simplifica tions of the government of the seminary and were read by the committee after full explanation of the needs of the in stitution. The resolutions were adopted without discussion. Dr. Pratt of Michigan offered a resolu tion, which was adopted, directing the committee on expense to consider the propriety of setting aside-dollars for the use of bishops having charge of the American church in Europe. A resolu tion was adopted providing for the ap pointment of a committee to attend the next meeting of the synod of Canada. Ex-Governor Prince of New Mexico Introduced a resolution providing that the nnme of our Lord Jesus shall be re stored in its proper form In the hymnal. He wanted the nnme of Jesus In Its placej and simple form. The resolution went upon the calendar. Dr. Duncan of Louisiana, from the slate of church, asked leave to submit his report out of order. The request was granted and the re port was read at length and showed more than $38,000 raised and expended by the American church for all purposes dur ing the past three years. There is a gain of over .300 In the number of clergy men In the church during the past three years. The increase In communicants is more than 67,000 greater than three years ago, an Increase of more than 12 ; er cent. There Is a great demand for a larger ex penditure for the stipends of the clergy. The parishes have Increased over 9 per cent. Rev. Mr. Moon of west Missouri offered! a resolution asking the committee on ex penses to decide as to the expediency of publishing In pamphlet form the report of the committee on the stale of the church. Dr. Hodges asked leave to Introduce the report of the committee on canti cles and psalter. Leave was granted and the report read. The work of the commltte was confirmed and the commit tee continued. A resolution was received from the houRe of bishops making northern Minne sota a missionary district until all cir cumstances can be inquired into and the whole matter settled by authority. Re ferred. It was voted to adjourn the house at 12 o’clock Thursday to receive the re port of the committee of Christian en deavor in joint convention with the house of bishops. Looking for Southern Trade. Cleveland, Oct. 15.—Prominent Cleve land business men will make an effort to forward Cleveland's trade interests in the south. The chamber of commerce has arranged for a trip to the Atlanta exposition November 20-23. The trip will be made In special vestibuled trains In the fastest possible time. REPORTED INCORRECTLY. The Farmers' Congress Declared for the Free and Unlimited Coinage of Both Gold and Silver. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 15.—Mr. IV. O. Whid t>y, one of the assistant secretaries of the farmers’ agricultural congress, says that the resolutions on his desk yesterday were Improperly indexed and the report of yesterday's action was slightly er roneous, though the convention declared heartily and by an overwhelming ma jority In favor of the free and unlimited coinage of both silver and gold. The members today were very much vexed by the report which had been pub lished that they had taken adverse action in regard to silver, and state that their action has been grossly misrepresented, the resolution adopted not having been published. Major Whtdby asks that the correction be made, and says that In Justice to the congress it should be under stood that their declaration was clearly and unequivocally in favor of free and unlimited coinage. The following Is the resolution as adopted in full and by an overwhelming majority: Resolved, That we favor the free anil unlimited coinage of both silver and gold at an agreed ratio guaranteed by an im port duty upon foreign bullion and for eign coin equal to the difference between the bullion value and the coinage value of the metal at the date of Importation, whenever the bullion value of the metal is less than its coin value. A Georgia Sheriff Killed. Sylvanla, Ga., Oct. 15.—Sheriff L. B. Brooker was shot and killed last after noon at Golold, live miles from Sylvania, by Sol and Callie Zcigler. The Baptist Middle association was in session at Go loid, and Brooker and the Zeiglers were in attendance. The meeting had about broken up and Brooker was walking off to his buggy when the two Zeiglers ran up behind him with rifles and shot him. He fell on his face and they ran up closer and shot him t wice'In the heui. Brooker died in a few, minutes. The Zeiglers walked to their buggy and rode off towards home. The killing is the result of a quarrel which began a year ago. when Brooker and George Zeigler, father of the two boys who did th? shooting yesterday, got into a difficulty on the Sylvania train In which Zeigler was killed and Brooker badly wounded. Since that time the two Zeigler boys have been lay-i ing for Brooker. having sworn to kill him on sight. Today was the first time they had seen him. and they put their ttircat into bloody execution. Brooker has been sheriff of the county for about six years. He leaves a wife and three children. Results of Low Water. Cincinnati, O.. Oct. 15.—Millions of bushels of wheat are going to waste along the Ohio river hecause of the close of navigation. Between this city and Evansville 150,000 barrels of apples, in addition to potatoes and other produce, will be lost by decay. At the little port of Amsterdam. Ind., 2000 barrels of apples have been lying on the wharf two weeks awaiting shipment. The river Is lower'than It has been since 1806, with one exception. The continued drouth in central Kentucky is interfer ing seriously with the distillers. Glenn creek, which Is the only source of water supply for several distilleries, has gone dry, and a large number of men are out of employment. Bridge Builders Killed. Butte, Mont., Oot. 15.—John McVar llsh, foreman of a gang of Northern Pa cific bridge builders, was instantly killed last night, and John Holmes, Joe Abra hams and Dan Harrison so seriously in jured that they have since died. The men were engaged in rebuilding a burned trestle on the Northern Pacific eight miles north of Butte, and were hoisting a Mg timber to position above them, when it became loosened, and, falling, knocked the four men off the trestle down fit) feet among rocks. McVarrish was instantly killed. Harrison and Abrahams never regained consciousness, and died this morning. Certain to Be Lynched. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 15.—Jeff Ellis, the negro rapist who was captured last night, and who Is now on the way to Braden, Tenn., where he outraged a young white girl, has confessed to the crime and also of outraging and murder ing Mrs. Wilcox, whose husband after wards became insane and died in a lu natic asylum. He also confessed an at tempt to outrage a young girl while es caping into Mississippi. Ellis will land at Braden at nightfall and It is possible that he will be lynched. A Fortunate Steamer. Capei Henry. Va„ Oct. 13.—The British steamer Cambay, ore laden, from Benl saf for Baltimore, stranded on the outer shoal near False Cape this morning, but floated at high tide this afternoon with the assistance of Norfolk steam pilot boat Belief, apparently having suffered no damage. FOREIGN ITEMS OF NEWS England Compels China to Exe cute Eighteen Natives. OTHERS TO BE TRIED LATER A Belated Telegram From Mr. Denby Confirms the Report. I _ GREAT BRITAIN’S ULTIMATUM BACKED Up by Five Men of War Accomplished the Desired Result—Japanese Subjects Are Prohibited From Visiting Korea Without Permission. Hong Ivbpg, Oct. 15.—Advices from Ku cheng state that the deadlock which has existed in connection with the commis sion of inquiry into the outrages upon foreign missions is ended. British Con sul Mansfield has had an interview with the viceroy at Fukien, with the result that it was agreed that eighteen more of the men accused of murdering the missionaries shall be executed, and that the remaining prisoners Rhall be speedily tried by the commission, which shall have the power to impose the death pen alty. This solution of the difficulty is as cribed to an ultimatum which, it is re ported, was sent to the viceroy by Ad miral Butler, commanding the British fleet, five of whose vessels are now at Foo Chow. What Denby Says. Washington, Oct. 15.—The secretary of state has received a belated telegram from Minister Denby dated Peking, Oc tober 11, substantially as follows: "Sev enteen criminals will be executed at Ku tien Kuchen. The Yaman board of for eign affairs agrees that all the leaders shall be executed, all participants sen tenced to Imprisonment and all the Im plicated tried. The commission of in quiry will probably be adjourned. The Imperial decree has been issued referring the implicated Szechuen officials to the board for punishment.” Must Keep Out of Korea. Yokohama, Oct. 15.—An Imperial ordi nance has been Issued prohibiting Jap anese subjects from visiting Korea with out special permission. Advices from Se oul state that In the midst of the con fusion of the recent anti-reform attack upon the palace a number of rioters for cibly entered a bed room and murdered three women whom they found there. One of them was supposed to have been the q^een* Burned at Sea. Valparaiso, Oct. 15.—The American ship Parthia, Captain Carter, from Liv erpool June 25 for San Francisco, .was burned at sea October 1. Part of the crew have arrived here, but the captain and first officer, with nineteen of the crew, who left the ship in open boats at the same time, have not been heard of since. Boumania’s Cabinet Hesigns. Bueharest, Oct. 15.—The king of Rou manla has accepted the resignation of the entire cabinet and has summoned the leader of the national liberal party to form a new ministry. Killed Four Men. Genoa, Oct. 15.—The holler of a steam ship lying in the harbor of Kpezia ex ploded this morning, killing four strok ers and badly injuring one of the en gineers. An Unfounded Report. London, Oct. 14.—Inquiries at the for eign office today concerning the truth of th» report published In the United States that a force of British troops was march ing through Brazil en route to Venezuela elicited the reply that the story is un doubtedly a canard. The foreign offi cials declare that they know nothing about such a movement and do not be lieve there is the slightest foundation for the report. Kosciusco’s Heart Received. Zurich, Oct. 15.—The reception of tho heart of Kosciusco, which had been transferred from the chapel in Vesia, near Lugano, was the occasion for a cer emony at the Polish museum In Rap persweit, on the lake of Zurich, today. Delegates from the Poles of Galicia, in cluding the president and municipal au thorities of Cracow and Polish delegates from Posen, Prussia, besides a number of American Poles, were present. Sev eral speeches were made in eulogy of the patriot. General Holes Given Command. London, Oct. IS.—Maj.-Gen. G. B. Noles Is gazetted as commander of the British troops in Egypt. THE TREASURY DEFICIT Amounts to $9,500,000 for the. First Half of October—The Gold Reserve. Washington, Oct. 15.—For the half month of October the receipts of the treasury have been $13,236,332 and the expenditures $22,721,000, making the net deficit for the half month $9,484,667. The deficit for the fiscal year to date is $19, 369,325. The deficit for the month wit) probaly be reduced at its close to $5, 000,000, and for the fiscal year at the close of October to $15,000,000. The gold reserve today Is $92,999,013. For the fifteen days of October the treasury paid out $752,579. in gold in re deeming United States notes and treas ury notes, and for the fiscal year to date $38,355,997 in gold. STARVED TO DEATH. . The Remains of a Long-Looked-For Child Found at Last. Ishpeming, Mich., Oct. 15.—The remains of the 4-year-old daughter of Adolph Lu freiner, who mysteriously disappeared last June, were fouhd'today in the un used attic 6t a building over a store in the center of the city, where the family lived. She had climbed to the roof and slowly starved to death. When she dis appeared 700 citizens, including the fire department, searched the city and sub urbs for her. _ A Brave Boy. Guthrie. Okla., Oct. 15.—Near Rich mond this morning Joseph Gazee at tempted a criminal assault mi Mrs. Hol comb, but the tfonAn'e 12-year-old sdu grabbed a shotgun, came to her rescue and Bhot her a&sallaot dead. AMERICAN BANKERS MEET Their 21st Annual Session For mally Opened BY PRESIDENT JOHNP. ODELL Ex-Governor Merriman Delivered an Address on Sound Money. MR. ST. JOHN WANTS 10 REPLY TO IT Ho Will Speak in Behalf of the Free Coin age of Silver on Thuraday—The Ope ra Houae Waa Filled With Spectatora. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 15.—The American Bankers’ association, In twenty-first an nual session, met In the Grand opera house this morning at 10 o’clock. The auditorium was filled with the members of the association, while the executive council occupied seats on the stage. The ladles who came with the convention occupied the boxes. At 10:30 o’clock President John P. Odell formally opened the convention. Prayer was offered by Rev. E. H. Bar nett of the First Presbyterian church of this city. Mayor King welcomed the association to Atlanta. He spoke of Atlanta’s warm appreciation of the honor conferred upon her by the selection of this city as the place of the convention. Owing to the illness of Governor At kinson, who was expected to welcome the ba.nkeTS to the state of Georgia, Mayor King spoke for him. Mr. G. Gunby Jordan, president of the Georgia Bankers’ association, welcomed the association on behalf of the Georgia association. The president of the association. Mr. John P. Odell, of Chicago, 111., In his annual address, discussed questions of vital Importance to the association. He was given the closest attention by the convention. His speech was one of the features of the session. The next half hour was devoted to routine business, several reports being read and adopted. Ex-Governor WHlIiam R. Merriman, president of the Merchants’ National bank of St. Paul, Miqn., delivered an ad dress on the "Currency of the Twenti eth Century." At the close of Mr. Merriman's address Mr. St. John of New York city arose and asked for the privilege of replying to the arguments of Mr. Merriman. He was granted the privilege, and placed on the programme for Thursday’s session. He will speak in behalf of free coin age. After an address by Mr. William II. * Rhanown, president of the National Bank of the Republic, of Philadelphia spoke “On the Utilization of Lawful Money Reserves Through Bank Clearing Houses In Relieving Monetary Strin gencies and Preventing Panics." The convention adjourned to meet again to morrow morning at 10 o'clock. CONVENTIONS GALORE. Farmers, Women, Laundrymen and School Commissioners Meet and Talk. Atlanta, Oct. 15.—Mrs. Emily Hunt Mil ler of Illinois, dean of the Northwestern university at Evanston, 111., delivered an address today at the woman’s building, this being "mothers' and children’s day.’’ Her subject was "Home and Home Mak ers.” Mrs. Sarah R. Cooper of J3an Francisco spoke on the "Kindergarten and Its Re lation to Industrial Education.” Mrs. Cooper is at Ihe head of the kindergarten system of California. The leading thought of her address was, "give a child ideas." Papers were also read from Mrs. Emily Bishop of Washington on "Delsarte,” by MrSi Rachel Foster Avery on “Mother and Her School” and by Mrs. William King of Georgia on “Mother and Chil dren.” Miss Mary L. Garrett of Philadelphia gave a lecture on the training of deaf mutes and illustrated her talk by demon strations with ten mutes brought here from Philadelphia. She explained the method ot teaching mutes through the eyes instead of by signs. Mrs. Antrim of •Philadelphia spoke on "Physical Beau ty.” The Farmers’ National congress went on an excursion today to Fruithurst, Ala., to see a model southern farm. They returned tonight. The National Laundrymen’s associa tion spent the day largely in sight-seeing. The committee on nominations reported a list of officers for next year. I. N. Wil liams of Lexington. Ky.. was recom mended for president. The election will Occur tomorrow. The county school commissioners of Georgia held a state convention today. They will probably grant two days hol iday next week to ail the public schools in the state to allow the children to visit the exposition Special rates will be giv en by the railroads on school days. The directors of the exposition ten dered a reception this evening to Col. A. K. McClure of Philadelphia and to Edwin Atkinson of Boston. Both the guests made brief speeches, referring to the south’s development on all business lines. SELMA. A Young Dentist in Earnest—Kenning Away to Get Married. Selma, Oct. 15.—(Special.)—A young Selma dentist was one of tbc principals In a runaway match today. For some time Dr. David Whitby has been paying attention to Miss Julia Whltton, a beau tiful young lady and daughter of a weal thy planter near Lowndesboro. Thi young lady's parents objected to the young dentist's attentions to their daugh ter and tried to put a stop to it. But as is usual in such cases parental objection rather intensified whatever feeling (he young lady may have regarded her lover with, and it was agreed that they would run away and be married. So according to the programme Dr. Whitby went up to Lowndtsboro on Monday afternoon's train and there met the young lady, who f had gotten out from under the parental watchfulness on some pretext. The twain 1 came to Selma on the midnight train with the expectation of being married a few minutes after they reached here. But in Selma they met an obstruction to t*elr course. The law of Alabama provides that license to marry must be issued in the county where the lady resides. Noth ing daunted, they then drove to the house of Dr. T. P. Whitby, the young man's fa ther, and there spent the night. This morning hrie-ht and early they secured a. suriy, and, accompanied by Rev. J. A. Peterson and Mr. Thomas Whitby, the young: doctor's brother, drove to Benton, Lowndes county, where they expected to remain until a messenger could be dispatched to Hayneville, the county seat, for the marriage license. Hayne ville is forty-two miles from Selma and twenty-two miles from Benton. Nothing has been heard from any of the party since they left Selma and it is likely that nothing will be heard until today. Walter Gordon, a negro man who works in the Southern freight yards, had his left leg below the knee crushed into a pulp early this morning. He waH lean ing against the tender of the switch en gine talking when the engine moved backward, knocked him down and passed over his left leg. The Injured man was placed in a hack immediately and sent to his home near the union depot. Dr. J. A. McKennon, the road's physician, was summoned and he, assisted by Drs. Harper and Pitts, amputated the injured member. The horse attached to Huston & Tick er's delivery wagon ran away Monday night, and, at the corner of Water and Green streets, overturned and demol ished the wagon. He started from in front of Cawthon & Coleman's drug store. John Montgomery leaves in the morn in for Talladega to superintend the erec tion of a handsome monument to the memory of the late McConnell Shelly. R. ;H. Agee returned from Perdue Hill Monday night. He left his father much better. Mr. Agee was accom panied by Ills sister. Miss Mary, who left this morning for Anniston. Mrs. B. A. Russell, who has been vis iting her daughter. Mrs. G. W. Camp bell, in Cairo, 111., returned to Selma this morning. Mrs. W. L. D. Goodwin and children returned this morning from Louisville, Ky.. where they spent the summer. Miss Mary Brown left this morning for South Carolina to visit relatives. The Dallas County Sunday school con vention will be called to order In the Broad street Presbyterian church, this city, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. THE CORONER’S INQUEST Of Sunday's Tragedy to Be Held Tomorrow. No New Developments—Sheroi* Sticks to His Confession. Tomorrow begins the Inquest of Sun day's tragedy, the bloody tight between two Italians. The prisoner, Napole, still holds that he did the killing, but that it was through mistake. Frank Canepa, in whose employ She rota was when killed, is also in Jail, but protests ills innocence. The officers are hard at work. leaving not a stone unturned that will throw tint slightest light on the case. Nothing new has developed thus far. However, it is rumored that a disclosure not yet made public may possibly occur at the Inquest. The wife of Canepa says that Sherota had been treated badly all during Sun day, and that Canepa had slapped his jaws and said that he would kill him. The prisoner adheres to the advice of his lawyers and has but little to say. However, he sticks to his confession that he did the killing alone. The body of Sherota was buried yester day afternoon at 3 o’clock by tbe Italian society. Mrs. Canepa. was released from cus tody late Monday night and allowed to go to her home. The countrymen of sunny Italy are considerably interested in the case, not withstanding Sherota was not very pop ular as he was addicted to hard drinking and very troublesome when in an intoxi cated condition. WASHINGTON GOSSIP, The Texas Can't Be Docked at Norfolk—The Stanford Case Appealed, Washington, Oct. 15.—Attorney-Gener al Harmon has instructed Special Assist ant United States Attorney McKisslck of San Francisco, in charge of the gov ernment's interest of the late Senator Ice land Stanford, recently decided adversely to the United States by the supreme court of California, to perfect an appeal as rApidly as possible and carry the case to the supreme court of the United States. Attorney-General Harmon will ask thrt supreme court of the United States to advance the Stanford case on the docket. The following named gentlemen left to day on the Southern railway for Atlanta, to attend the exposition there: Gen. Hen ry L. Abbott, United States engineer; Prof. Simon Newcomb, United States navy: John Blrkinbine, ex-president of .the Society of Mining Engineers; Prof. Charles B. Cross of Boston, Mr. Thomas N. Ely of Pittsburg, Prof. J. N. Hollis of Harvard university, Hon. G. G, Hub bard of Washington, Dr. Heinrich Hies of New York. > After an inquiry into the matter the navy department has decided that the depth of water in the dry dock at the Norfolk navy yard will not permit the new battleship Texas to be docked there. The dock was found inadequate for the Texas. She Is now too deep in these wa ters to permit her to enter. A FIRE IN MIDWAY. Hngcnbeck’s Building Was Burned and the Entire Midway Was Threatened. Atlanta. Oct. 15^—Hagenbeck's build ing at the extreme western end of tho Midway was burned this afternoon. Tho fire started in the old plantation building adjoining on the east. Little damage was done there, but the sparks got among some shavings at the Hagenbeek building and the whole place was ablaze in a minute. Workmen were cleaning it up preparatory to putting in the animals, which was to have been done tomorrow. The frame building burned like tinder. For half an hour there was excitement on the Midway. The Chinese, Egyptians. Indians and Dahomians deserted their villages and there was a free congress of races. The loss is $3000. The building will probably be restored at once. There was no insurance. Nominated for Congress. Litchfield, 111., Oct. 15. The republican congressional committee met yesterday to nominate a successor to the late Judge Cook as a candidate for congress from this district. Eighty ballots were taken on tbs'names of W. J. Folger of Vandnlia and D. R. Sparks of Alton. Both men finally withdrew and W. F. L. Handley of Edwardsville received the nomination last night. Handley is well known in southern Illinois politics, and at one time represented his district In the state sen ate. Garment Workers Are Firm. Rochester, N. J., Oct. 15.—This is the eighth week of the strike of the Garment Workers’ union. A secret meeting was held yesterday, at which General Organ izer Sohoenfeld was present. A vote was taken to see how the strikers viewed the situation. There were 281 members pr. s ent and 271 voted to stay out for a year. THEY ARE RETURNING ROME Montgomery Day at the Exposi tion, October 29, TO BE CF1 EBRATED IN STYLE s The ComrV-tal and Industrial Association ^ Will Go 300 Strong NEIl i%ME DOWN ON HIS ESTIMATE ** _ A ^/-intments in the Diocese of Alabama ^Announced by Bishop Jackson—Per sonals and Other Items of Inter est to the Reading Public. Montgomery, Oct. 15.—(Special.)—Gen. J. B. Stanley and daughters, Greenville; W. J. Blan and daughters. Troy; A. L. Wiliams, Dothan; J. E. Uranes, Brun didge; P. F. Miles, Union Springs; W. Dj Sowell and Mr. McConnell, Brewton; J. C. Harrison, Luverne, and D. VV. Mclver of the Advertiser were among the Ala bama editors who returned from Atlanta last night. Montgomery Day. Montgomery day at the exposition, October 29, will be celebrated in fine style. It is Intended, If possible, that about 1000 of Montgomery's best citizens shall go to Atlanta together on that day. Thu Commercial and Industrial association has resolved to gb In a body. It is prac tically certain that at least 200 members of the association will attend. The asso ciation and the city council have each appointed a committee to hustle up a crowd and to arrange for transportation to and entertainment in Atlanta. Montgomerians propose not only to have a good time, but to get some good free advertising out of Montgomery day. Lane Estimated Correctly. News comes from New York that Mr. Nell, the cotton crop speculator, has dropped his estimate down to 6,600,000 bales. He started, it will be remembered, with a prediction of a 9,000,000 bale crop, and when Commissioner Lane took is sue with him and told the people that he was faking them in the interests of the European speculators many newspapers and most of the planters ridiculed Mr. Lane for taking issue with such a high authority. Mr. Lane had traveled through most of the south, however, and, his predictions of a crop of less than 7.000,000 bales was not guess work. Mr. Lane deserves the thanks and congratu lations of every cotton planter In the south for his timely warning of the sehcn^LOf the speculators and his whole some advice to the farmers to hold their cotton off the market. Bishop Jackson's Appointments. Bishop Jackson announces the follow ing places for visitation in the diocese of Alabama: October 27, Sunday, Bon Secour October 28. Monday. Portersvllle. November 1, Friday. Orrvllle, night. November 3, Sunday, Camden. November 4, Monday, Carlowville, night. November 5, Tuesday, Tilden, morning. November 6, Wednesday, Perdue Hill. November 7, Thursday, Cedar Hill, morning. November 8 and 9, Perdue Hill. November 10, Sunday, Tyler's, morn ing. November 10, Sunday, Stanton, night. November 12, Tuesday. St. John's, Montgomery. Board of missions. November 16, Saturday, Florence. November 17, Sunday, Florence am| Sheffield. November 18. Monday, Tuscumbia. November 19, Tuesday, Trinity. November 20. Wednesday, Gurley. November 21. Thursday, Scottsboro. November 22, Friday .Bridgeport. November 23. Saturday, Decatur. November 24, Sunday, New Decatur and Athens. November 27, Wednesday, convocation at Eutaw. December 1. Sunday, Union Springs. December 8. Sunday, Troy. December 15. Sunday. Greenville. December 22, Sunday, Evergreen. Personal and Social. Mrs. R. C. Brlckell. wife of the chief Justice, has returned to the city after a visit to New York. Mrs. John H. Clisby and Miss Kate Westeott have returned from New York, their stay being cut short by the illness of Captain Clisby. Miss Mabel Clark of Mobile and Mrs. J. Manly Foster of Tuskaloosa, both daughters of Hon. R. H. Clark, are In the city, the guests of their relatives, Misses Katie Burke and Mary Green. Miss Mary Peterson of Greensboro Is visiting her sister, Mrs. Phares Coleman. Miss Rosalie Haber has gone to Ma rlon to enter the Judson institute as a pupil. Miss Blanche Rogers has returned to her home In Letohatchie after a visit to friends in this city. SOUTH CAROLINA’S CONVENTION Adjourned to Buffalo Bill’s Show Out of Respect to a Dead Member. Columbia, S. C., Oct. 15.—The constitu tional convention this morning recon vened shortly before noon, but nothing has been accomplished. The convention adopted appropriate resolutions on the death of Dr. J. O. Byrd, one of the mem bers who died Sunday night last, and then adjourned until tomorrow out of re spect to the deceased member. There were three members over a quorum pres ent. The delegates will attend Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which Is In th< city today. Called Out and Shot. Nashville, Oct. 15.—Eugene Vanno, a negro living near Manchester, In Coffee county, was called out from his cabin last night by a crowd of white men and shot to death. He was charged with keeping a young white girl named Daisy Copeland at his house. The girl is an orphan and half wltted. It Is thought that the Inten tion of the crowd was to whip Vanno, but that he was defiant and threatening and thereby brought his death. Battle Ship Sold lor Junk. Chicago, Oct. 13.—The model battle ship Illinois, built of brick and piles, which was one of the objects of Interest at the World's fair, has been sold to Junk dealers. It was constructed as part of the government exhibit at a cost of $116, 000. and after the fair It was turned oven to the state. It was sold for a few hun dred dollars in order to get it out of the wav. and it will be removed at once.