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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD. ft ' BIRMINGHAM, ALA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1895. NUMBER. 322 TOPICS AT THE CAPITAL Mike Calahan and Joe Ullman in the Ring. MONTGOMERY FOR O’BRIEN For Sheriff of Jefferson—His Friends Feel a Great Interest in Him. BOB AND ALF TAYLOR’S ENTERTAINMENT New Business College—Mr. Robinson and Miss Thomas, Two Popular Young So ciety People, Will Wed in Alex ander City Thursday. Montgomery, Oct. 1G.—(Special.)—The topic of the day is the recent prize fight or sparring match, and the town is all agog about it. As stated in a special to the State Herald at the time, Mike Cal ahan of Pensacola and Joe Ullman, in structor of the athletic club here, met in the club's rooms here and fought to a fin ish last Monday night. It was announced that it would be a match for points, but it was whispered around that there would be some lively fighting done, and about 100 men paid $2 to see the fun. Ullman did practically all of the hitting for the first live rounds and bets on his winning seemed to be safe, although Cal ahan's friends covered all that were of fered. Hy the sixth round It appeared that all bets had been made that would probably be made, and Calahan, without further ado, delivered a strong blow on Ullman's neck, knocking him down und leaving him there until after time had been called. Many think the fight was a flagrant vi olation of the law. The Advertiser says editorially that the flght was as certainly a violation of the law as the Corbett-Fitz simmons fight would be if held in Ala bama. the difference being in degree, 1 hough not in kind. The street talk before and since the fight was that the contest was for $500 a side and the gate receipts. The contest ants and their friends deny that this is true, however. They say that the bout was purely a friendly and a scientific one; that six ounce gloves were used and that the floor was cushioned in such a way as to absolutely prevent the men from injuring each other materially. They claim—and it cannot be contradict ed—that no blood was spilled and no bruises of consequence were received. The town recorder and several police offi cers were present and they did not see tit to call the light off, nor to make any ar rests. The grand jury, however, Is in ses sion and the facts In the matter have been brought to its attention. The result Is awaited with great interest. It is stated tonight that both of the fighters have left the city, Callahan for California and Ullman for Louisville. It is probable the latter will return In due time. Bob and Alf. The inimitable Taylor brothers, Bob and Alf, will entertain their hundreds of admirers here in t.he theater tomorrow night. Gol. Joel Barnett has their en tertainment in charge, and a rare treat is expected. The distinguished Tennes seans can perhaps tell a yarn on the stage with better effect than can their local sponsor, but Colonel Barnett him self ran hardly be surpassed in the art of story telling In a hotel lobby or to a crowd of friends upon a popular cor ner. It is unquestionably in accordance with the eternal fitness of things that Colonel Barnett should chaperone the Etatesmen-humorlsls while in the city. Montgomery Is for O'Brien. Oapt. Frank O’Brien's friends here have heard with a good deal of pleasure that he Is to be a candidate for sheriff of Jefferson county. Captain O’Brien was raised in Montgomery, and almost any body here is his friend. His honest and patriotic conduct while in the legislature here as Jefferson’s representative was very gratifying to them, and they feel a great interest In seeing him elected to the fibrleva.lty of Jefferson, if be wants it. A man who Is conspicuous in tile polities of Alabama remarked today: "If the citizens of Montgomery had a vote. Frank would win in a walk.” New Business College. The Montgomery Business college opened its doors for business today. Prof. R. W. Massey, formerly of Birming ham. but now president of the Colum bus, Ca.. College of Business, is the pres ident and promoter of the Institution here, which he will operate in connection with his Georgia school. Robinson- Thomas. Mr. James Robinson left for Alexander City today, where he goes on a very pleasant mission. Tnmmorrow morning at 10 o'clock Mr Robinson and Miss Susie Thomas will be united in marriage, and will leave at once for the Atlanta ex position. Mr. Robinson is a prosperous and popular business man in the city, and the bride-exopctant is a niece of Mr. A J Hawos of Montgomery, and is a charming and beautiful young lady of Alexander qjiy. where she has many friends and admirers. Shot in the Mouth. Pinckney Gray was trying to sell Hob Welleslev a pistol tonight, anti was ex plaining ils merits when the weapon dis charged In his hands, the ball tiikintt 0(Tt.(t in Wellesley mouth, knocking out his front teeth and lodging in his neck. The chances are he will die. Both are negroes. __ DROPPED DEAD. Gecrgo W. Grader, the Inventor of the Cot ton Press. Marblehead, Mass.. Oct. 10.—George W. Grader, «C years of age, a prominent cit izen of Marblehead, dropped dead last evening. Mr. Grader was a wealthy man and the Inventor of the Grader cotton press. He owned property' In Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts and many other places. During the rebellion he sympa thized with tlir south. He was then a manufacturer of salt and his works were destroyed. He came to Marblehead after the war and held several public offices. He was a water commissioner and on scientific questions was often consulted. Charles Rich Surrenders. Knoxville. Tenn.. Oct. 16.—Charles Rich, late of Charlotte, N. C., who is charged with the murder of Thomas Breen last night, walked into the police station at 8 o'clock and surrendered him self to Chief of Police Atkins. He was remanded to jail without hall to await a preliminary hearing. It was nearly 4 o’clock this morning when the coroner's Jury returned a ver dict charging Rich with the crime, and holding James B. Sims, an electrical en Igneer of Charlotte, N. C„ and Emma Clark, Jtieh's mistress, as accessories. Sims has been released from custody, as there was nothing to show that he was mlx«'d up in the tragedy. Rich has en gaged eminent counsel and will plead that he did not fire the fatal shot. Hia Parents Broken Hearted. Charlotte, N. C., Oct. 16.—Mr. Rich, the father of Charles Rich, the young man who shot and killed Breen in Knox ville, Tenn., last night, was at his livery stable reading the paper this morning when he suddenly jumped up and ran home. He had seen for the first time the news that his son had taken human life. He telegraphed the mayor of Knoxville as to the sad affair and was wired in an-< swer that the newspaper account was au thentic and that a fuller account would be sent by mall. No word passed be tween father and son. Mr. and Mrs. Rich are excellent people of the city, and are almost heart-broken. His Head Mashed Off. Savannah, Ga., Oct. 16.—John Johnson, mate of the steam dredge Alabama, at work on the government improvements In Savannah river,'met a horrible death this morning. His head was caught be tween the heavy timbers and was crushed to a pulp. The body dropped on the side of the dredge headless except for an nnshapen mass of flesh. Death was Instantaneous. Negroes Demand Admittance. Perry, Okla., Oct. 16.—All of the colored children, accompanied by their parents, went to the white school yesterday and demanded admittance, but Superintend ent Augustine ordered them to their own school rooms. The president of the school board has been served with a mandamus petition and the case is set for hearing November 11. Wages Advanced. Allentown, Pa., Oct. 16.—The Thomas Iron company yesterday gladdened their 360 employes by voluntarily increasing wages 10 per cent. This is the second advance within a few months. A FATAL WRECK. A Passenger Train Runs Into a Water Train With Disastrous Results—A Num ber of People Wounded. Altoona, Pa., Oct. 1C.—The water fam ine in this city is responsible for a bad wreck, the loss of two and probably three lives and the serious injury of several trainmen and passengers. The wreck occurred on the Hollidaysburg branch of the Pennsylvania railroad at Alle gheny furnace at the southern end of the city this morning at 6:40 o’clock. At the time state a train of tank cars which had been out on the branch road for a load of water crossed over a switch, then stopped for the brakeman to properly set the switch for the Henrietta passenger train, which was closely following. Be fore the water train could be rightly got ten in motion again the passenger train, which was running eight minutes late and trying to make up time, canie dash ing around a sharp curve In a dense fog and into the engine of the water train, which engine was at the rear of the train as a pusher. The two engines were com pletely telescoped and when the shock was over they were standing on their fire boxes, with the front wheels locked together high in the air. The shock was a terrible one and all the passengers were thrown about In the most violent manner, scarcely any escaping without some in jury, but none of the passengers sus tained fatal injury. The trainmen did not escape so fortunately. J. I.,. Wood ring of Tyrone, an engineer, but at the time acting as front brakeman on the water train, was caught between two wa ter tanks and literally crushed to pieces, lie leaves a widow and two children. Fireman G. H. Good of the passenger train was caught in the wreck of his en gine and was crushed almost out of hu man resemblance. His home was at Hen rietta. Engineer David Arthur of the passenger train, also of Henrietta, re ceived fatal injuries and was taken to tlie hospital. He has a large family In addition to the fatal injury to En gineer Arthur a number of other persons were badly hurt. They are: Henry Blackburn of Altoona, engineer of the water train, cut about the head and arms; George Tate of Altoona, fireman of the water train, badly bruised about the body; Passenger Conductor James Davis of Altoona, left arm badly bruised, being knocked against a seat; Benjamin Wyant of Roaring Springs, a passenger, right hand cut oft; William Jones of Bur ketston, slightly injured by being knocked through the door of one of the cars of Ihe passenger train; Harvey Bar nett of Altoona, conductor of the water train, cut about the head; Mail Clerk Bossier of Henrietta, back badly hurt; Baggage Master Daniel Hoover of Roar ing Springs, cut and bruised by being thrown against milk cans; Harry Cox of llollidaysburg, left hand cut;_ William Duffey of Burket station, bruised about tin' body. Several other passengers of the pas senger train whose names could not lie learned were slightly Injured by the broken glass. The trains came together in a deep cut and the fog was so dense that it was impossible to see over 25 or 30 feet ahead of the engine. The cause will not be definitely known until rail road officers Investigate the master. It is evident, however, that the accident was due to a confliction of orders. Engineer Arthur was found pinioned between the boiler and tank of his engine. The water and steam were pouring over him and he was crying for help. Finally lie was rescued, but his injuries were terrible. He was speedily removedto the hospital, where lie is dying. His worst injury 1s a laceration of the left lung. There Is hardly a portion of his body or limbs unhurt. CAPTAIN KELL IS ILL. He Was First Officer of the Famous Cruiser Alabama. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 16.—A special to the Constitution from Griffin says that Capt. John McIntosh Kell Is suffering at his home from an appopletic stroke. Cap tain Kell Is adjutant-general of the state. He was first officer of the famous Con federate cruiser Alabama, and when It was sunk by the Kearsage Jumped in the sea with the ship's papers. He was picked up by an English boat and the papers were saved. When a young man he accompanied Commodore Perry on an historic visit to Japan. An Embezzler Arrested. Chicago, Oct. 16.-— Ross C. Vanbokklem, after embezzling about $35,000 of the Mer chants' Loan and Trust company of this city, fled to the City of Mexico, where he was recently arrested. He arrived in this city this morning in the custody of three detectives. It is said an effort Is being made to settle the case. THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTIOd A Proposal to Change the Title of the Church WAS REFUSED BY THE HOUSE The Canons on Marriage and Divorce Were Discussed, RECEIVED AND PLACED ON FILE They Provide That No Minister Shall Sol emnise the Marriage of Any Person Who Has a Divorced Husband or W ife Still Living. Minneapolis, Oct. 16.—When the house of deputies of the Episcopal convention reassembled this morning the joint com mittee appointed to consider the regular ity and validity of the order of the church in Sweden presented a report set ting forth reasons why no minister of the Swedish church should be allowed to officiate in any church under American jurisdiction. Objection was made to the immediate consideration of the matter and it went on the calendar. Another at tack upon the present title of the denom ination made itself manifest in the pre sentation of a report from the commit tee to consider the message from the house of bishops recommending the title page of the book of common prayer to be changed by the omission of the words, “According to the use of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States of America,” and the substitution of the words, “-According to American use.” There was a minority report signed by J. Pierpont Morgan of New York, Messrs. Biddle and Blanchard of Philadelphia and Perkins of Kentucky, in which the proposed change was characterized as a virtual reopening of the subject of the prayer book revision, which has already been settled, and therefore unwise and to be deprecated as calculated to alarm the members of the communion. A dis position to cut off debate on the issue was manifested by the delegates, and after Dr. Faude of Minnesota had character ized the proposal as one of bad faith and Dr. Groton of Rhode Island had spoken to the same effect a vote by dio ceses and orders were taken. It resulted: Clerical vote, yeas, 19; nays, 30; divided, 30. Lay vote, yeas, 12; nays, 30; divid n <1 A The house again refused to change the title of the church as designated in the prayer book, and the formal resolution of non-concurrence with the bishops was adopte_d by a large majority on a viva voce vote. .t After the receipt of another message from the bishopH saying that they had designated the bishop oT Milwaukee and the co-adjutWr bishop of Minnesota as delegates to the next meeting of the Canadian Genet-al synod, Dean Hoffman, from Uhe committee on constitutional and canons, made a final report, containing the proposed canons on marriage and divorce, upon which the committee has been laboring ever since the assembling of the convention. The canons, which were received and placed on file, read as follows: 1. No minister of this church shall solemnize the marriage of any person who has a divorced husband or wife still living, but this prohibition shall not be held to apply to the innocent party in a divorce which the court shall have granted for the cause of adultery or to parties only divorced from each other, seeking to be united again. 2. If any minister of this church knows or has a reasonable cause to believe that the person has married otherwise than t.he discipline of this church doeth allow, he shall not minister holy baptism or the holy communion to such persons without the written consent of the bishop of the d i< K'i'Se. Provided, however, that no minister shall in any case refuse the sacraments to a penitent person in Imminent danger of death. For an hour or more the house was in a legal tangle over a request from the Joint committee that it be continued in existence to consider such canons as may not be acted upon by this convention, a special committee having been appointed yesterday to deal similarly with the con stitution. The bishops had already de cided in favor of continuing the canon question, and only after a tedious and desultory debate the house concurred by a vote of 1% to 59. This matter disposed of the order of the day, the establishment of the "provincial system or the forma tion dioceses into provinces” was called for and Dr. Taylor of Springfield made a lengthy ^Wress in its favor. The housPtinally shelved the provin cial question by referring it to a special committee to report in 1898, and took a recess._ SOUTH CAROLINA’S CONVENTION. The Q uestion of Intermarriaze of Races Is Worrying Them. Columba, S. C.. Oct. 16—The constitu tional convention wrangled over three hours today .on several small amend ments ofr several Sections of the legisla tive articles relating to the abolishing of special legislation for the incorpora tion of cities, towns, etc. Senator Till man presented a section providing that the legislature should in the year 1696 submit to the people the question of hold ing a constitutional convention and do likewise every twentieth year there after, allowing a majority vote to call the convention. It was voted down by a vote of 65 to 47. Before the recess the convention adopt ed a section prohibiting the Intermarry ing of a white person with a person hav ing any negro blood whatever. The mat ter was reopened today and Judge Frazer offered to further amend by adding the words to maintain the status of many families in this state tainted slightly with negro blood. Some strong speeches were made, and finally the section, with the amendment, Cvais recommitted to. the committee. George Tillman made a pow erful speech mainta! ing that instead of the phrase, "Any negro blood,” the words, "one-eighth negfo blood.” should be used. Dr. Sylvester Dead. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 16.—Dr. Wil liam I,. Sylvester, president of the city council of Jacksonville and one of the city’s most honored citizens, died atjhis home In Springfield of hemorrhage of the brain at 9 o’clock this morning. The de ceased was a native of Illinois, .and. filled various positions of honor and trust, an l was at one time a member of the Illinois state senate. GROVER'S PLANS PERFECTED He Will Start for Atlanta Mon day Night, THE VENEZUELAN QUESTION Is in » Very Fair Way of Being Amicably Adjusted. WATCHING THE STEAMER WOODHULL The Spanish Minister Thinks That She Landed Arms and Ammunition on Cuban Soil While En Route to Proftresso, Mexico. Washington, Oct. 16.—Arrangements were perfected for the trip of President Cleveland to the Atlanta exposition to day. A special train, under the man agement of Second Vice-President Bald win of the Southern Railway company, will convey the president, his cabinet and the wives of the cabinet officers. It has not yet been decided whether Mrs. Cleve land will accompany the president. The train will le<ave Washington on the even ing of Monday, October 21, reaching At lanta about 4 p. m. Tuesday. The president will start on the return trip to Washington after the reception at the Capitol club Wednesday night, and arrive in Washington about 7 o’clock Thursday night. En route to Atlanta the party will pass through Lynchburg and Danville, Vs.; Salisbury and Char lotte, N. C.; Spartanburg and Greenville, S. C., and Gainesville, Ga. There are indications today that an amicable adjustment of the strained re lations between Great Britain and Vene zuela may yet be effected, and that at rib distant date. If this result be reached i't will be due wholly to the influence of the United States and to the persistent tender of its good offices to both countries. That Great Britain is weary of her contention with the South American republic is a fact too obvious for dispute; that Lord Salisbury realizes that a continuance of the contention may bring the United States into the af fair, and thus cause trouble between the two great English speaking nations, is also known. The British premier has not been unmindful of the attitude of tho American press with reference on this matter, and It is now believed that he will make some concession to public sentiment here. Fortunately it is said the British govrnment may consent to ’ arbitration to the title of the portion of the territory now claimed in behalf of British Guinea and contested by Vene zuela. If this result has been obtained It will have been brought about by the (, good offices of the United States, not by any ultlmatiuh. It Is understood that the territory which is to be submitted to arbitration includes the greater part of the rich mining district of the Yuru ari embracing some 33,000 square miles, claim to which was first advanced by British Guinea between 1885and 1887. It Is presumed that Great Britain will still Insist upon the so-called “Schomburg line," 'to which she has made claim since 1840 but may submit all other territory to arbitration. Lord Salisbury before, in 1890, offered through Minister Robert T. Lincoln to arbitrate all territorial acqui sitions west of the "Sehomburg line,” but he (then insisted that Venezuela must flist acknowledge the justice of Great Hi Bain's claim east of that line. Whether this demand has since been in any way modified will probably be only definitely known when the correspondence is made public on the assembling of congress. The stamer Woodhall, now at New Or leans is the object of suspicion by the Spanish minister in this country and he is In constant communication with the state department on the matter. M. De Lome alleges, it is said, that the Wood hall, which cleared from Baltimore for Progresso, Mex . landed en route on Cu ban soil arms and ammunition for the In surgents. From Progresso the Woodhall proceeded to New Orleans, where she has been for some time. The collector at Slew Orleans has been Instructed to fur nish the Spanish authorities at New Or leans with all the information he possess es regarding the movements of the Woodhall. The vessel has not been seized by the United Stales authorities, nor has any charge been made officially against her, and she is lying at her dock, free to dei*art and innocent, as far as the authorities here know, of any infraction of United States laws. A Steamship Line Withdrawn. Washington, Oct. 16.—The state depart ment has received from B. B. Seal. United States consular agent at Blue fields, Nicaragua, a report relative to the withdrawal of the Morgan line of steamships from that port, which shows that the Morgan company was not satis fied with its treatment by the Nicaragua government. Mr. Seal learned from the agent of the company at Blueflelds that after the company had entered a prompt steamer service between Blueflelds and New Orleans for eight years, and after having contributed so liberally to the development of trade and improvement of the country the government of Nlca rague had manifested a want of appre ciation of its efforts, and that In view of the company's losses on fruit during the past year the company thought It best to withdraw its ships and seek service where it can secure greater encourage ment and have the prospect of adequate remuneration for services rendered. Mr. Seal reports a rumor that the Rama and Blueflelds Agricola company, composed exclusively of Nicaraguans, has been ex empted from the payment of duties on fViilt shipped by that company. The ex port duties on bananas shipped from Blueflelds to the United States between January 1 and July 1. 1895, amounted to $35,000, Nicaraguan currency, or about $17,500 in gold. MUTILATED THEN HUNG. Details of the Lynching of Ellis, the Negro Hapist. Braden, Tenn., Oct. 16.—The details of the lynching of Jeff Ellis, who outraged Miss Prater, a 17-year-old white girl In the presence of her little sister and escaped reached here this morning. Ki lls was brought to Braden last night and confessed the crime. Then he was taken to the house of Miss Prater and she iden tified him. While en route to Somerville with the prisoner Constable Farrow was overtaken by 300 men and Ellis was taken In charge. He wan ordered to kneel down and pray. Then he con fessed t*-" outrage and also the beating of his own wife so badly that she died. Several.month* ago a house belonging to Mrs. Harret, near Braden, was fired at night and she with two daughters were burned to death. Ellis confessed that he and two others fired the house. Ellis was then mutilated and hanged to a telegraph pole, with this placard on his breast: “No one must remove this body until sundown, under pain of death." Later the mob took It down and sent the decapitated head to the family of a young girl whom Ellis attempted to as sault in north Mississippi four days ago. Ellis stated that he expected to suffer death for his crimes, and showed no fear for the fate in store for him. The more conservative of the mob wanted to con tent themselves by mere hanging, but bad whisky got the upper hand of the younger element and they took part In the mutilation. No one woVe a mask. General Gordon’s Surprise. Cleveland. O., Oct. 16.—On his arrival at the Weddel house after his lecture last night, Gen. John B. Gordon of At lanta, Ga., was met by Deputy Sheriff Bell, who served him with attachment papers in the suiit of the Bucyrus Steam Shovel and Dredge company against the Chestatee Dredging and Gold Mining company, of which General Gordon is an official. The Bucyrus company secured a judgment against the Chestatee com pany some time ago for $5748. In an interview General Gordon stated that the action of the Bucyrus company was a complete surprise to him. as he had supposed the debt of the Chestatee company to have been entirely settled. A TRAIN HELD UP. They Used Dynamite on the Safe, 5lut Couldn’t Open It. Dennison, Tex., Oct. 16.—Northbound passenger train No. 1 on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas road was held up by two masked men near Temple, Tex., at 11:45 o'clock last night. The robbers un coupled the express car from the train and compelled the engineer to draw the car to a point nearly a mile away. They forced open the door of the express car and used dynamite in an attempt to open the safe. Their efforts were ineffectual, and becoming alarmed over the delay they finally abandoned the car and fled to the woods. None of the passengers or crew were molested. A posse is now in pursuit of the bandits. THE SENATORIAL RACE. Colonel Hooker, the Gold Candidate, Will Have but Six Votes—Some Silver Man Will Win. Jackson, MiFs., Oct. 16.—Col. H. D. Money, candidate for the United States senate, was in the city today, and in an interview with the Southern Associated Press reporter as to the claim that the "silver craze is dying out," declared he had seen no evidence of it, that no ad vocates of the free coinage of silver had changed his sentiment in the past few months, so far as he was able to dis cover. Colonel Money thinks his chances for the senate good and his friends avprt that he has more instructed votes than the other candidates and that when the caucus meets he will have the largest vote. Governor Lowrey's friends say that he will have more counties In the caucus when it meets than either of the other aspirants and that he will lead his com petitors. Private John Allen's supporters con tend that he is the coming man, that he has several large counties and when the count is had in the caucus he will be close up with the foremost. Colonel Hooker's supporters declare that he is an old stager with most ex cellent drawing capacity, and has as '.good a chapce as any. Governor Stone, the only "sound money” candidate in the race, is without hope and! will not receive six votes, possi bly none in the caucus. The situation is mixed and uncertain as between the four able gentlemen first mentioned. PRACTICING THE GOLDEN RULE. Joseph Pulitzer and Colonel Jones Having a High Old Time. St. Louis, Oct. 16.—As a result of legal differences between Joseph Pulitzer and Col. Charles H. Jones, in control of the j Post-Dispatch, the special service which existed between the New York Herald and the Post-Dispatch was suspended last week. This service consisted of news proofs, illustrations, correspond ence, etc., together with a special wire from New York to St. Louis. This ac tion, it was stated, was taken by Pulitzer in order to get even for the temporary re straining order which Colonel Jones had secured to prevent the former from inter fering with the latter’s editorial policy and management. In retaliation today Colonel Jones set the official guillotine in operation and the figurative heads of the managing editor, Florence D. White; Ad vertising Manager William Steigers and Cashier Edward But tell dropped into the basket. As White is treasurer of the company and his signature is necessary on a check to negrotttfte its payment at a bank, some interesting complications are looked for. AMERICAN SHIPPING Should Have Protection in Foreign Trade, Says the Farmers’ Congress. Atlanta, Oa., Oct. 16.—The most Im portant work of the Farmers’ National congress today was the adoption of reso lutions In favor of protection to Ameri can shipping in foreign trade, and to cotton, corn, wheat and other agricul tural staples, a portion of which Is ex ported. The resolutions recite that a tariff on imports cannot protect exports and that American ships In foreign trade being built of partly protected material and operated under protection wages are likewise at a disadvantages with ships owned and operated in free trade and cheap labor countries, that so long as protection Is the public policy of the nation it should be extended to agricul tural staples by an export bounty and American shipping by a bounty on ton nage. or by a differential duty in favor of American vessels. The resolutions were adopted unanimously. Cholera Epidemic Ended. Washington, Oct 16.—Secretary Her bert tonight received the following tele gram from Admiral Beardsley of the Pa cific station, dated Port Angeles, Cal., In regard to the epidemic of cholera on the Hawaiian islands: Captain Pigman of the Bennington, October 2, reports the health of the crew as excellent. Epidemic ended Eighty seven cases and Sixty-two deaths on the shores. Olympia at Lapainia. Went Back on Thurman. Columbus, O., Oct. 16—The Thurman Democratic club, of which Allan W. Thurman Is a member, adopted a resolu tion last night severely condemning the movement of free silver In the democratic j party, now being led by-Thurman Thur- ■ man was not present. The vote was ! unanimous. A HUMOROUS FINANCIER Judge George N. Aldredge of the Lone Star State ENTERTAINED THE BANKERS He Spoke Sound Money” and Denounced V the Silverites. THE ^',TATE BANK FAX DISCUSSED £ _ N * ty Every Member Spoke on the Sub ject, Which Was Finally Referred Tock to ihe Executive Council to Be Amended. Atlanta, Oct. 16.—The American Bank ers’ association discussed the proposed amendment to Its constitution today and listened to a single gold standard speech by Judge George N. Aldredge of Texas. Judge Aldredge Is the humorist linancler of the Lone Star State. He entertained the bankers for two hours with an ad dress on ".Sound Money" and a denuncia tion of sllverites. The session was opened by prayer by Rev. Dr. Heldt. A report of the executive council was submitted by-the chairman, Mr. Pullen. The report contained important amend ments to the by-laws and constitution of the association. The most important amendment was concerning the taxation of the state banks, and nearly every delegate made a speech on tile Question. Finally the amendment was referred back to the executive council, with In structions to formulate an amendment that would be acceptable to the con vention. Then Judge Aldredge was introduced. He said In part: The proposition that this government should coin silver for the world In unlim ited amount at double Us market value Is bo repugnant to the common sense of mankind that it ought to be unneces sary to discuss It, and would be but for the fact that a portion of our people have been misled by appeals to their prejudice and by specious reasoning of sophists. The Ignorant have always had a supersti tion about silver and he likened this Ig norance to the belief of the negroes of the south, who believed that nothing could kill a witch but a silver bullet. The speaker traversed all the arguments of the "sixteen to oners” and held them up to ridicule. After Illustrating points with numberless pointed and telling anecdotes he declared with more seriousness: "Our country Is In no danger of repu diation. This 16 to 1 coinage clamor Is but one of the manifestations of hard times, brought on by the late panic. In spnrAT all the Isms that have afflicted us, In spite of the demagoglsm on the stump and In legislative halls this coun try Is rapidly advancing. Our factories are taxed to their utmost with orders and the wages of their employes have been everywhere voluntarily raised, prices that have been depressed by the panic are improving. Sinister discontent with all her improvements is fleeing be fore the benign presence of prosperity, and In after years the heresies of today will only be remembered as a troubled dream.” At the conclusion of Judge Aldredge’s speech the enthusiasm which it occa sioned was given In three hearty cheers. The speech was ordered printed and sent to every national, state and private bank In the United States. The conven tion adjourned unttl tomorrow at P:30 a. m. The speech of Mr. ’William IT. Rhawn and that of Mr. James T. Howensteln.' the founder of the association, will be the first order of business in the morning. HixpuMi i iuii Atlanta, Oct. 16.—Congresses on hos pitals, nursery and charities were held at the woman’s building today. They were presided over by Mrs. Nellie Pe ters Hlack. Miss Mary S. Oarrett of Philadelphia followed up her speech of yesterday by another on the same line— the education or the deaf mutes. Papers were read by Miss Grace Dodge of New York on co-operative work among wo men; Mrs. Samuel Watson of Tennessee on philanthropy of American women; Mrs. Alvlra Davis on woman's work in the hospital, and by Mrs Emily Hunting ton Miller of Chicago on hospitals. The attendance at the exposition is growing steadily. Chief Felder of the admission department states that the increase this week over last week so far for the corresponding days is 28 per cent. Everything points to an enormous at tendance on Cleveland day next Wednes day. Excursions are coming from points 400 miles away. The national road parliament meets to morrow. The judge of awards met this morning and organized. Dr. D. C. Gilman of John Hopkins university is present Judge and Dr. I. S. Hopkins of Georgia is secretary. Only five members failed to show up and they are expected tomorrow. Xhe Jurors, who are men of national reputation in their various lines, took a general survey of the grounds and then were formed Into groups. They begin work syste matically tomorrow and will try to get through in two weeks. They promise to V have the awards* ready by the time the exposition closes or before. Dr. Gilman says that there will be no such delay here as there was in Chicago. Recorder Goff of New York came in last night. Mrs. Adlai Stevenson and Mrs. John W. Foster arrived tonight to attend the congress of the Society of the American Revolution. DECATUR. Death of Dr. B. F. Crons, One of Morgan County’s Most Popular Citizens. Decatur, Oct. 16.—(Special.)—Dr. R. F. Cross died here this morning, after a painful illness of several weeks. He will be burled tomorrow afternoon. The doc tor was one of the best known and most popular citizens of north Alabama, hav ing been actively engaged in the practice of medicine here for thirty-eight years. Deceased was sergeant of the Seventh Alabama cavalry, which was commanded by Jim C. Mason, during the war between the states. Navigation Completely Suspended. Whee’lrtg. W. Va., Oct. 16.—The Ohio rive- reached the lowest point today It was ever known at this time of the year, "he marks here show 11 inches, within 2 inches of the lowest stage on record. Navigation is completely suspended, an unparalelled condition for October..