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VOLUME 21: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1895. NUMBER. 324 FROM THEJML CITY Comes Some Very Interesting Reading. GEN. R. C. JONES PRESIDENT The Executive Committee of the State Bar As sociation So Decide. THE TAYLOR BROS. CAPTURE THE CITY Ex-Governor Bob's New I.eeture on “Dixie” the Most Delightful Piece of Wit and Oratory Ever Heard in the Capita^ City. Montgomery, Oct. 18.—(Special.)— The executive committee of the State Bar association, in session here today, determined affirmatively the question of whether the vice-president of the asso ciation, in the event of the president’s death, succeeded to the presidency. Gen. U. C. Jones, the president of the State university being senior vice-president he was accordingly declared to be the pres ident of the association by reason of the demise of the late I). S. Troy. Ex-Gov. Bob Taylor’s Lecture. Ex Gov. Bob Taylor’s new lecture on "Dixie” is the most delightful piece of wit and oratory that a Montgomery au dience has ever been treated to. A mag nificent audience heard the Taylor broth ers last night. Ex-Congressman Alf was the first speaker. His lecture on "Yan kee Doodle” is a masterpiece. His talk was chaste, eloquent, instructive and thoroughly Interesting. When Governor Bob took the stand and the band struck up "Dixie" the au dience went wild. Governor Bob has the most expressive face in the world. The stirring strain and the cheerful multi tude made every nerve in him tingle with pleasure and his face showed how much he liked it. An attempt to give a synopsis of his lecture would destroy its beauty; espe cially would it weaken his praise and eulogy of the south. He thought that when the angel* of the Lord had laid out the paradise and--fitted it with every luscious fruit and flower, that-as they took their flight they must have called it "Dixie." They had fastened one end of the rain bow on "Dixie” and then had flow-n in a beautiful arch and fastened the other end on “Yankee Doodle." The Mason and Dixon line was still there and could not be obliterated. The’ law cannot abolish it; it’s there as plain today as it was when “Yankee Doodle" was put on the pension list and "Dixie” on crutches. It is now, however, one of geography. We are one against a for eign foe, but in customs and prejudices we are twain. The line is still there as the great divide between cold bread and hot biscuits and it will stay there as long as the northerner says "you hadn’t ought to do it” and the southerner says "I’ve done done it." He then told of a funny story of how our provincialisms sound to each other In "Yankee Doodle” and "Dixie.” Who can prophesy the end of our wealth and fraternity as long as "Yankee Doodle” gets the wealth and "Dixie" the fraternity? His story of the cow owned by two old( darkies, one of whom fed his half all the time and the other milked his half all the time threw the audience into paroxysms of laughter. He whispers in the ear of Yankee Doo dle that Dixie is smiling on the west and the west is squeezing the hand of Dixie. He believed in sectionalism, not of the bitter or hatred kind, but the kind that went only so far ns home love went. He said an old politician was making a rJJcr*CIl HIIU BflIU llldl lie ivm'H mi iiuiui, no south, no cast, no west, when a kid shouted, “By golly, you'd better study geography.” Diversity is the law of na ture. The Mississippi river divides the east from (he west and the Ohio river the north from the south. They form a tripple pillar, upon which rests the might iest nation of earth. • In his eulogy of the north he said that its statesmanship and eod Osh command ed the admiration of the world.. The west had the largest territory, and after prais ing its big-hearted people, who thought it the best country In the world, he said it was' the home of the gi Izzly bear and the funnel shaped cloud, and woe unto him who got in the way of either. Then when he came to his "own sweet sunny south,” "the land of grief and broken columns," his eulogy was sublime. No artist could paint a richer and more beau tiful picture, than his carefully chosen words, strong style and beautiful rheto ric created in the minds of his hearers. “I love Dixie best because It is my home, my native land of beauty, virtue, valor and truth. I would despise iheyan kee or the western mHii who did not love his home best of all spots on earth. I love the south best because it Is the best. I would not lie offensively sectional, but God made-the south the best. The de scriptions were given .of the beauty, wealth of fruit, flowers, virtue and chiv alry of the south beggars the pen unless the sound of his rich voice and his grace ful gestures could be reproduced along with a verbatim ropy of the words he used. Columbus would have gone bgok if he had lauded north and told the queen that he had discovered the north-pole and that it wore side-whiakers and spectacles. "If the boast of the northerner is true and the aurora borealis is but the reflec tion of the furnaces of Yankee Doodle then the stars which shoot across the southern skies are lint the race horses of Tennessee and Kentucky and the milky way but the reflections of the rice and cotton fields.” The speaker then claimed the great life giving currency of the world, the gulf stream for "Dixie.” anil dwelt on its blessing and utility to the whole earth. No wonder they fought hard for "Dixie.” She is the red and white and some of the blue. She is the dimple on the cheek of • the goddess of liberty, and most of the cheek, as the Jewels are to the crown so Is "Dixie” to the nation. He then spoke eloquently of the resur rection of the old south, but did not like the idea that it was new. He was not ashamed of the old south and her heroe-s any more tbar. the north was of her coun try and great men. The governor's description of the old time mansions and plantations of the south were most beautiful, and charmed his hearers. Every day was a link in the chain of pleasure. His darky sketches were so true to nature that the audience had no trouble to see in the serious face before It Rastus and “all dem niggers about de cabin.” Ills songs, in which the I quartette assisted, were old familiar melodies and only showed the power of the lecturer to mimic. His negro dialect stories are perfect, as are two or three negro melodles.whlch he sings with great effect. The dying of his father s old slave Rufus last year furnishes hint with a beautiful story and song, "Swing How Sweet Chariot." If this nation ever fell it would be from anarchy and disturbances in the north and west, and the south will be the An thony to snatch liberty from the trea son. The pure Anglo-Saxon blood can now hardly be found outside “nixie." Mason and Dixon’s line Is still there, but It is not a chasm gorged with the dower of the land, but a red scar of valor. Let the old veterans and Yantoee-Doodle have their reunions and kiss the flag, but do not chide the old wreck in gray if he sometimes take out that old stars and bars, unfurls it and thinks of other days. The ebony throne of slavery has been swept away, thank God, and the white columned mansions which were shat tered are rising from their own ashes. Personal. Mr. Fred E. Meyer left yesterday to attend the Baltimore Dental college. Mrs. J. Albert Dillard has returned from Greenville, Ala., where she has spent the summer. Miss Kate Slstrunk has gone to Bir mingham to visit her friend, Miss Mar garet Smith. Mr. Cecil Whitman and his daughter. Miss Julia Whitman, of Lowndesboro, are in the city. Miss Amanda Dennis, after a pleasant visit to relatives in Louisiana, returned to her home on Winnie street. Rev. C. T. O'Callaghan of Mobile reached the city last night, and was the guest of Rev. D. Savage. Father O’Cal laghan has returned from a three months’ visit to his former home in Ireland. Hon. W. B. Brown, a prominent attor ney, and Mr. Gordon DuBose, a banker of Columbia, are in the city to promote the appointment of Hon. W. R. McMillan as Judge of probate of Shelby county. THE MONROE DOCTRINE Has Been, for the First Time, Embodied in Diplomatic Correspondence Between This Country and England. London, Oct. 18.—It is ascertained on high authority that the memorandum in relation to the Venezuelan affairs pre sented by Ambassador Bayard to the British foreign office in August last em bodies for the first time in diplomatic correspondence the definition of the so called Monroe doctrine, and the assertion that the United States regards acquisi tion of territory by European powers on the American continent as a menace to republican institutions, which would not be encouraged by the American people. It Is understood that to this communica tion no reply beyond formally acknowl edging It has yet been given, but that a more detailed reply has been promised at are early date. 85,000 More Men Summoned. Madrid, Oct. 18.—Queen Regent Chris tina presided over the cabinet council held here yesterday, at which it was de cided to summon 85,000 active military men - before the close of the year. Of this number 23,000 will be assigned to the colonies. The cabinet also decided to draft a bill dealing with dynamite out rages which have been committed by insurgents in Cuba. Rioting Has Ceased. Vienna, Oct. 18.—Rioting at Agram has entirely ceased, and the town is normally quiet. All of the students’ clubs have been dissolved by the authorities, and th'inty of the leading members of the clubs have been arrested for their par ticipation in the recent disturbances. No Brass Band Present. Cowes, Oct. IS.—The steam yacht Val halla, with Lord Dunraven on board, ar rived here from Newport, R. I., at 9 o’clock this morning. Gradually Subduing Formosa. Hong Kong, Oct. 18.—Advices from Formosa state that the Japanese are gradually subsiding the tribes which are opposing Japanese occupation of the isl and The natives are making a stub born resistance to the Japanese, but are steadily being overcome. The Japanese captured the town of Takoa on the west coast of Formosa October 16. and had ar ranged to bombard Tat Wan Fu, the Chinese capital, today, October 18. Thq capital is occupied by the black flag, and it is expected that a sanguinary battle will be fought. _ A NEGRO’S DEFIANCE He Refuses to Pay for a Lunch and Shoots at Officers, Who Airest and Tut Him - in Jail. - / Bessemer, Oct. 18.—(Special.)—A Smith mines negro was in a restaurant on Car olina avenue and had a lunch and would not pay for It. The proprietor called Po licemen Connor and Darnmon and when they entered the house the negro pulled his gun and fired on them until he emptied it, then he broke to run, the po licemen after him, firing until they emptied their guns. They kept afier him until they captured, him. In the shooting a mule belonging to Colonel Cere was killed. After they captured the fugitive a crowd of negroes surrounded them. Jack Harrow, in attempting to disperse them, got in an affray with a negro and clubbed him severely. The Bessemer water works has a pro ject in view of extending two water mains, one to Glenn's springs and the other across Valley creek to a laige spring near the old Spencer place, the ob ject being to get clean, pure water near the stand pipe. It will be a great im provement on the water that Is now used. A circus is irt town today. It is a tine, large time for the small boy. and some of the grown up ones, too. Dr. Pearson was so much opposed to circus going and preached, against it so much lie would be surprised to see so many grown up people go so soon after he quit preaching. T. T. Huey has his bond already made, and as soon as It is approved he will take charge of the city clerk's office. Miss Dora Henderson of Brighton en ters school tomorrow nt the Montezuma 8tademy.____ Pingree Will Win. Detroit, Oct. 18.—Indications this morn ing are that Mayor Pingree. as the result of yesterday’s republican primaries, will go into the city convention tomorrow with 100 out of 111 delegates. His major ity is so overwhelming hat there can be no opposition to him or his slate. Full returns have not been received from all the precincts. Tobacco Factory Burned. Richmond, Va., Oct. 18.—The smoking tobacco factory and stemm»ry of Graf fith. Mayo & Co. was burned out at an early hour this morning. The loss is about $3000; fully Insured. THE FIRST CABINET MEETING Since the President Returned From His Fishing Trip. ALL THE MEMBERS PRESENT Antonio Maxima Mora (+as at Last Received His Money. MORE GOLD HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN The N icaraug uan ('anal Commissioners W ill Iteport in Favor of the Project—Bra sil Has Done Recegnizcd the Insurgents. Washington, Get. 18.—The first cabinet meeting since the president returned was held today, all the members being pres ent. The meeting lasted two and a half hours. The Cuban situation and many matters of foreign policy, as well as of domestic adm'nlstratlon, occupied the attention of the president and his confi dential advisors. Each cabinet officer carried over a portfolio tilled with papers requiring the president's consideration, and notwithstanding the unusual length of the session a very large pile of docu ments remained untouched upon when the cabinet adjourned. As the president is going to Atlanta there will be no fur mer meeting uuui min mo icium. After more than a score of years’ wait ing- Antonio Maxima Mora today received through representatives payment for the confiscation of his Cuban estate. The payment was made directly to Dr. Rod riguez and Crammond Kennedy, attor neys! for Mr. Mora, in the form of a check signed by Secretary Olney drawn on the assistant treasurer of the United States at New York. Secretary Olney was at the cabinet meeting when Dr. Rodriguez and Mr. Kennedy called at the state de partment and the transfer was made by Assistant Secretary Uhl in the presence or Mr. Fred Dyne, the acting solicitor of the treasury department, the attor neys giving a receipt. The amount of the check was $594,809.76, which repre sents Mr. Mora’s interest in the indem nity secured from Spain, minus his as signments of 40 per cent to Dr. Rod riguez and Mr. Nathaniel rage, his prin cipal legal representatives, and minor as signments made to other persons. The list of assignments made by Mr. Page and Dh. Rodriguez hits been completed and the beneficiaries will probably re ceive their share in a feW days. It is understood here that the report of the commission of engineers which vis ited Nicaragua last summer will favor the construction of the inter-oceanic ca nal, but that it will not recommend the entire route already surveyed and upon which It is claimed that work costing in the aggregate several million dollars has been performed. ' It 13 -also believed that the commissioners win fix the cost of the canal at a much greater sum than that estimated by the Maritime Canal com pany, whose charter it is proposed the government shall purchase. The wRhdrawe) df J400.000 in gold at New York today for export to llurnos Ayres, Argentine Republic, reduces the gold reserve to J92.840.05P. It has been several weeks since the gold export move ment ceased and its resumption, while not unexpected, is unwelcome. Senor de Lome, Spanish minister, is In receipt of an official dispatch from Madrid to the effect that Brazil has de clared in favor of granting belligerent rights to, the Cuhan insurgents Is abso lutely false. On the-contrary, the Brazil ian government has given in the past three days all kinds of facilities for the embarkation of more titan 300 Spaniards, who have volunteered to go to Cuba to fight the rebels. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. Senator Tillman's Effort to Tax all Doffs $1 fcr Educatiodal Purposes Failed. Charleston, S. C.. Oct. .18.—In the con stitutional convention- today the article on penal and charitable institutions' passed its third reading, after the killing of the section providing for a board of public charities. The followng section of the* article on finance and taxation was adopted after a long discussion and sev eral amendments had been put in: The general assembly shall provide by laws for a uniform and equal rate of as sessment and taxation and shall prescribe such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, real, personal and possessary, except mines and mining claims, the proceeds of which alone shall be (axed, and also such property as may be exempted by law for municipal education. Ifcrary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes’ provid ed. however, that the, general assembly may impose a capital tax on such do mestic animals as from their nature and habits are destructive of other property; and provided further, that the general assembly may provide fpr a gradualed tax on income*'and may provide for grad uated licenses on occupations and busi ness. An effort by Senator Tillman to provide for a $T poll IS* On eve^y dog in the state, the proceeds to be devoted to the school fund, after a rich debate, was killed by a vote of 102 to 20. An effort t < impose a municipal tax on the capital stock of nil banks in the state failed. GOWKIIAIH IN HOT WATEH. The Grand .Tory Have Found Three Bills Against Him New Orleans. Oct. 18.—Nearly every body has heard of L. A. Gourdaln, the notorious fake olttery dealer of this city, who only recently was indloted and found guilty at Topeka. Ks., of violating the United States postal laws by sending hts lottery* schemes tbFWBh the mails. His latest exploit was the procuring of $4500 from L. O. Dedforges. one of the convicted boodle city dduhcllmen, on the promise that by it Gourdain could aid Deforges in his troubles. He did notli'ng and refused to return the money. For this the ^rat^d Jury hafi indicted him on three *eouhtf7-embd*$lenient, obtaining money undenlfalse ptVtwrises and grand larceny. Gourdaln was arrested and his bond fixed at $5000; which he gave. Twenty-Five Hourxit® Atlanta. Chleago, Oct. 18.—Or. Sunday, October 20, the Louisville. New Albany and Chi cago road, the Monon route, will put on a new fast train for the Atlanta exposition, leaving Chicago at 10:13 a. m. by way of Louisville, Nashville .aryl Chattanooga Connection Is- maffle wiJL the Louisville and Nashville1 aflLouItVllle, and the run is made fo AtlSdta in twenty-five hours. THE SOUTH JULL RIGHT But Trade Elsewhere Is Not so Good. DUN KEPT BUSY EXPLAINING Why Certain Industries Arc Compelled to Shut Up Shop. HIGHER PRICES FOR COTTON GOODS Are Due to a Short Crop and a Corner on Cot ton by New Orleans Houses—New Orders in the Iron Business Are Scarce. New York, Oet. 18.—Dun's review to morrow will say: Failures for October thus far cover liabilities of $3,926,599, of which $1,536,265 were of manufacturing and $2,185,534 of trading concerns. Failures for the week have been 263 in the United States, against 253 last year; and 46 in Canada, against 43 last year. The events of the week are promising in nature. The great advance in cotton had arrested exports and so deranged exchange that shipments of gold were for a, time apprehended, but the break In the market indicates that the natural move ment of the product may soon be re stored. The halting of demand and moderate yielding of prices in the great Industrial markets shows that a season of reasonable attention to natural condi tions has arrived and gives hope that the future demand will be more nearly proportioned to actual consumption. The week has brought a little further decline wln iron and steel products, in hides and leather and a more yielding tone in boots and shoes. nnctti utjrze* nwi few v...^ . attempt to advance prices on Monday was followed by an Immediate decline. The Iron Industry Is still fully engaged on old orders, but new business is so scanty that many of the new works are seeking it at some concessions in price, and the only large contracts have been at 175 to 180 for bridge plates quoted at 1.9 to 2.0 cents. Quotations are not lower, though any good order commands some discount, Billets sell at $21 and rods at $28 at Pittsburg, want of business In wire and wire nails continuing. Mills have to compete in pig iron and othei products with speculators, who took large quantities <tn advancing prices, and act ual consumption will not be fairly meas ured until the effects of the speculation are out of the way. So in boots and Shoes; dealers throughout the country Supplied themselves so largely when prices were advancing that many shops ,<re laying off cutters, and others are closing for want of orders. Boston : shipments are 23 per cent smaller than last year. Textile maunfaeturers have strong markets for materials to support them. But scarcely any advance is seen this week in cotton goods, though the rise for t he month has averaged 4.1 per cent. The price of some worsteds has been ad vanced because of the advance abroad, but It is as questionable as ever how far the market can be held by domestic makers, und woolen manufacturers have to face, not only competition, but an es pecial tendency of popular demand to ward worsted fabrics. Sales of wool, 21,209 700 pounds at the three chief mar kets. against 13,702.800 In 1893. greatly ex ceed actual consumption. Money mar kets have been easier, with foreign ex change higher, and the demand for crop purposes is remarkably small, while com mercial offerings are Increased by im porters' settlements In advance on profi table business. Clearings for the past week are 23.3 per cent larger than last year, but 14.7 per cent less than in 1892. Bradstreet’s Review. New York, Oet. 18.—Bradstreet’s to morrow will say : There Is less push to the general move ment this week, as indicated by reports from western Jobbers and others, whose travelers have returned from trips west and northwest. There are. of course, noteworthy ex ceptions, Baltimore merchants finding relatively most satisfactory trade. This Is largely due to the remarkably favora ble conditions at the south. In general the volume of business appears slightly smaller this week, but with a widespread, although somewhat Irregular, demand. The total business failures throughout the United States this week aggregate 22ft as against 274 last week, 253 in the like week one year ago, 340 and 261 for the same weeks In 18ft3 and 18ft2. At the west business failures practically doubled this week, as compared with last. Favorable trade reports from the south continue to specify continued increases of wholesale and Retail demand, with cotton moving freely. Collections are Improving and merchants anllclpatlpg Indebtedness in some instances. Bank clearings continue to inorease. The increasing cotton movement and speculation Is probably responsible for the large gain at New Orleans—lifi tier ct.nt—Baltimore 28 per cent and Savan nah 13 per cent. Among other large gains is that of 27 per cent at Philadel phia. Among higher prices for staple are those for cotton and cotton goods, which reflect immense speculation and a good actual demand, growing out of belief in a short crop. Reports that New Orleans houses have tried to corner October de livery are said to be confirmed by strong support from the market. Wheat closes higher on a better ex port demand and continued dry weather, •although spring wheat receipts are very large. Winter wheat brands of flour are scarce and higher. Corn is firm on re stricted receipts and oats, coffee and coal are also higher, the latter on continued progress toward paying rates. Low prices for steel billets reflect the subsid ence of the late furore In the iron and steel trade, but Bessemer pig Is un changed. THE NEWS AND OBSERVER SUED. John B. Hussy, Senator Butler's Private Secre tary, Wants Bip Damages. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 18.—Today, In the superior court here, John B. Hussey of Washington. D. C., filed through his at torney. a complaint in a damage suit against the News and Observer Publish ing company of Raleigh. Hussey is pri vate secretary-to Senator Marlon Butler, artd during Cleveland s first administra tion was chief of a division In the treas ury department His eomplaint sets forth that the News and Observer pub lished that while chief of division he caused clerks to copy lists of pensioners in order that he might, after his term of office ended, use them as pension attor ney, and that but for Senator Ransom's influence he would have been sent to the penitentiary. The complaint further al leges that ttie News and Observer wick edly and maliciously intending to injure the said Hussey, in his good name and credit, and to bring him in public scan dal. Infamy and disgrace, caused to be suspected and believed that he was dis honest and unscrupulous, guilty of crime, the punishment whereof wfas confinement in the penitentiary, a thief and a conspir ator. that by means of said publication he has been and is greatly injured in his good name and credit, and brought into public scandal. Infamy and disgrace, and to his damage $10,000. No Bid Will Be Made. Newr York, Oct. 18.—It is reported that the Georgia Central reorganization com mittee has secured control of the bond holders' pool of the Augusta and Knox ville railroad, and there will be no bid ders at the sale of the Port Royal and Western Carolina, of which system th< Augusta and Knoxville is a part. Th ^ total Issue of the Augusta and Knoxvi! bonds Is $6*50,000. and the upset price is $850,000. The sale is advertised for No vember 20. The Georgia Central reor ganization committee claims that the up Fet price of the Augusta and Knoxville is out of all proportions, as the road COUld be built at less than $600,000. Haven’t Heard Officially. New York, Oct. 18.—No oflicial notice has yet been received by the federal au thorities In this city regarding the re port of the recapture of the escaped post office robber. Henry Russell, in Rruges. Belgium, with two other men, supposed to be Killoran and Allett. Elected Commander. Buffalo. N. Y., Oct. 18.—Col. George C. James of Cincinnati was this morning elected national commander of the Union Veteran legion. THE LAUNCHING TODAY Will Be a Pleasant Affair for Everybody Ex cept Nashville's Mayor and His Daughter. Washington, Oct. 18.—Two additions to the new' navy will be floated from the ways of the Newport Ship Building com pany tomorrow morning, oi*e to be chris tened the Nashville by a young lady yet to be chosen in place of Miss Guild, daughter of the mayor of Tennessee’s capital, whose brother was accidentally killed today, and the other the Wilming ton by Miss Gray, daughter of Dele ware’s senior senator. Mayor Guild and his party arrived in Washington this afternoon and on ac count of the accident to the mayor’s son he. Miss Guild and the entire Nashville party started on their return to Nash ville at 3 o’clock today. After consultation this afternoon be tween a representative of Secretary Her bert and Mayor Guild, the secretary de cided to ask Miss Emma Thompson to act as sponsor for the Nashville in place of Miss Guild. Miss Thompson is with a party of Tennesseeans now at Old Point Comfort. Hon. Joseph Washington, representa tive in congress from Tennessee, has been asked by telegraph to represent Mayor Guild at the launching, and to respond to the toast of “The Nashville.’’ Mr. Washington is also at Old Point Com fort. A party numbering nearly 100 left Washington this evening for Newport News, to witness the launching of the two new gunboats. Secretary Herbert and the attorney-general represented the cabinet. Among the other guests were Assistant Secretary and Mrs. McAdoo, Captain and Mrs. Sampson. Paymaster General Stewart and wife, Engineer-in Chlef Melville, Chief Naval Constructor Hickborn and wife, and a party from Wilmington, Del., headed by Senator Gray. Texas Editors Coming. New* Orleans, Oct. 18.—The Texas Press excursion, numbering fifty-eight, arrived here this morning en route to Atlanta. They wrere entertained with an elegant brakfast, after which they proceeded on their journey to the exposition. A large delegation of Louisiana editors are in the city. The party will leave for the exposi tion via the Louisville and Nashville to morrow at 10:45. They will take in the sights of the exposition and will then go to Nashville, Tenn.. where they will be banquetted by the Tennessee centennials. There will be about fifty ladies and gen tlemen in the party. EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. The Deputies Sat Down Upon the House of Bishops Most Effectually— Ex-Gov ernor Bullock Improving. Minneapolis, Oct. IK.—The Episcopal deputies inaugurated the business of the fifteen days session this morning' with a report from th? committee on consecra tion of the bishops approving the nomina tion uf Rev. Peter Trimble of Sault Ste Marie, Mleh., as missionary bishop of Alaska. It was decided to consider the nomination In executive session this aft ernoon. A motion for the appointment of a committee of six, to .confer with the Washington committee and arrange that the triennial of 1K‘J8 be held in a place oth er than a church was laid on the table. Technical (amendments to the canon relating to the composition of the mis sionary council of the church were re ported by I)r. Davenport of Tennessee and after being discussed at length were laid aside for further alteration. Something of a sensation was created when Dean Hoffman, from the commit tee on consecration of bishops, presented a supplementary report referring back to the bishops their nomination of.Rev. J. M. Francis as bishop of the new mis sionary Journal of Kyola, Japan, on the ground that the house had not been con sulted concerning the creation of the proposed Journal and had no Information that such Journal had l>een canonically erected. The deputies were evidently In clined to be jealous of their vested rights, for when the question on the adoption of the report was put not a voice was rai,sed In the negative, and the message of the bishops was returned to them instanter. After this matter' had been disposed of the house went into executive session. The condition of Ex-Governor Hullock, lay deputy from Georgia, who has been 111 with eryslpllas since the assembling of the convention, was so far improved today that he was permitted to leave Jiis room, Good News if True. San Francisco, Oct. 18.—Captain Wil liam L. Merry, consul-general of Nica raguato the western states and territories of the Felted States, staff's that he has Just received intimation that the com mission appointed by President Cleveland to examine Into the Nicaragua canal project Intends to make a favorable re port to the president on November 1. The Old Southern Railway and Steamship Association NOW A THING OF THE PAST Haviry curved Its Purpose for Just Seven teen Years. ^ .W ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN FORMED o BeKnoT7nasthe Southern States Freight ' Association, With Col. H. S. Haines aa Coir.iniesioner on a Salary of $5,000 Per Year. N>w York, Oct. 18.—After six months* effort and as muny mortgages thewsouth Pin lines, which, through their repre sentatives, have hern In session all the week at the Waldorf, have at last formed an association, and there Is some rea son now to expect that the peace of the traffic situation in the south is compar atively secure for another year. At the meeting this morning the old Southern itailroad and Steamship asso ciation formally passed out of existence, and the new Southern States Freight as sociation was ushered in. with Col. H. S. Haines, formerly vice-president of the Plant system, as commissioner. The ob stacles that stood In the way of the signing of the agreement have in a meas ure been removed, and twenty lines, rep resenting the roads in the southern ter ritory, have adopted the agreement for their guidance for the ensuing year. The South Carolina and Georgia; Port Hoyal and Augusta; Pott Hoyal and Western; Carolina; Florida 'Central and Penin sula; and the Savannah, Amerieus and Montgomery lines, however, are not par ties to tlie agreement, for teasons that are considered of *no moment as far as conflicting wi*h the association Is con cerned. The life of the new association begins today. When the representatives met yester day afternoon it was apparent that un less something was done organization would be Impossible. A resolution of fered by Commissioner Stahlman defer ring the question of arbitrating differ ences to a subsequent time relieved the situation, and the way of forming the association became clear. After the reso lution went Into efTect the Georgia road, through General Manager Scott, admit ted that his claims of heavy loss of busi ness under the old agreement were sound. When an adjournment was taken all that remained fin- adjustment was the ques tion of organizing the new association. At the final meeting this morning J. W. Thomas, president of the Nashville, Chat tanooga and St. I,ouis road, was made president, and Richard G. Erwin, vice president of the Plant system, vice-pres ident. The election of Colonel Haines, at a salary of $15.000 per year, as the commis sioner of the new body followed. The members to compose (he new board of arbitration were not designated, the se lection being deferred to u future occa sion. At noon the fitst meeting of the new organization was held and the work of forming the executive board, late com mittees and other committees was then proceeded with. The new agreement remains virtually the same in detail as the one in force last year. There are some important fea tures which show that the spirt of lib erality has played a leading part In Its formation. There Is a decided advant age, although It may prove dangerous. The penalty clause is practically abol ished. and any line can Insist upon a board of arbitration other than the regu lar one to settle any grievance it may hnve. The old Southern Hallway and Steam ship association has lived just seventeen years, having been organized In October, 1878, and although Its usefulness has been often questioned, it managed through Maj. E. B. Stahlman to keep the south ern lines under control. COTTON STATISTICS. Port Receipts to Date Are Ahead of Year Before Bast. New Orleans, Oct. IS.—New Orleans cotton exchange statement front Septem ber 1 to October 18. Inclusive: Port receipts. 1,058,018 bales, against 1,187,009 bales last year, 1,024.836 bales year before last and 991,676 bales for the same time In 1892; overland to mills and Canada. 81,575 bales, against 126,904 bales last year, 57,871 bales year before last and 93,407 bales for the same time In 1893. Interior stocks In excess of Septem ber 1, 229,209 bales, against 170,127 bales last year, 147,053 bales year before last and 136.007 bales ltt 1892; southern mill takings, 137.577 bales, against 125,376 bales last year, 109,693 bales year before last' and 107,504 bales for the same time in 1892; crop brought into sight during forty-eight days to date, 1,506,469 bales, against 1,779,416 bales last year, 1,338,866 bales year before last and 1.328,279 bales in 1892; brought in sight for the week, 395,399 bales, against 476.489 bales for the seven days ending October 18 last year. 358,298 bales for the same time year be fore last and 340.171 bales In 1892; crop brought into sight for the first eighteen days of October, 971.824 bales, against 1,108,879 bales las! year, 833,607 bales year before last and 792.001 bales In 1892. Comparisons In thesp reports are made up to the corresponding date last year, year before and In 1892, and not to tho close of the corresponding week. Com parisons by weeks would take in forty nine days of the season last year, fifty year before last and fifty-one in 1892, against only forty-eight days of this year. V TIIE LAW IS DEFECTIVE. The Supremo Court Couldn’t Decide Which Was Right or Wrong. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 18.—The ruling of Secretary of State Piper that each fac tion of the democratic party in Nebraska, the free silver and hard money, had an. equal right to use the word "democrat” In designating candidates on the official ballot was sustained by the supreme court yesterday. The free silver wing brought suit to enjoin their rivals from appearing under that designation, and the Injunction was denied. The court de clares that it is neither the province of the. secretary of state nor the Judiciary to determine the question of which Is right or wrong in the case, which is purely political. Judge Post intimated that the law is defective.