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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
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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..

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