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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1895. NUMBER. 326. VOLUME 2i: THE COTTON PUNIC ENDED A Sharp Reaction Has Now Set In AND UPGOESTHE PRICE AGAIN January Options Were Snapped Up With Great Rapidity. THE BULLS ARE AGAIN IN CONTROL One of the Biggest; Bulla on the Exchange Was Inman, Who Cleaned Up a For tune by Being on the Bear Side. New York, Oct. 22.—The cotton mar ket, in which for the last two months considerable money has been made and lost in the space of a few hours, was in another uproar at the opening of trading today. The enormous slump in prices of yesterday, unprecedented on the New York rot ton exchange, was followed by a sharp reaction and prices began to go up at the moment business began. Novem ber, December and January were again favorite months today and options of fered were snapped up with great rapid ity. Lots of from 1000 to GOOO bales were thrown on the market and prices were shouted so rapidly and at such varying figures it was almost impossible to get a satisfactory quotation. The largest lot sold up to 10:30 o’clock was 6000 bales at 8.46. Prices ranged from that figure to 8.61, and for over an hour dealings showed an advance over the closing prices of yesterday of from 13 to 20 points, with every indication that the bulls, who are again in control, will continue to boost them. Among the biggest bulls on the exchange early today were Inman, DWU.IUL iv cu. i I,| \ ititu wl'ii on me ueai side when the hears were In control ami John H. Inman Is given credit for having turned over a large amount of money, with excellent prospects now of adding more to It on the bull side. After the market had fairly opened January op tions seemed to monopolize trading. In side of half an hour they sold from 8.35 to 8.51, and from that down to 8.30 and back to 8.50, under substantial support. The Influence of the Liverpool market, which was up about 10 points as figured In the market, was felt only for a few minutes. February cotton, which closed yesterday at 8.58, opened at the same figures, but under fierce bear attacks fell 22 points to 8.36 in a few minutes. March options dropped from the opening price of 8.02 to 8.40, and May futures broke from the opening price to 8.66. After a gen eral break, which sent January down to 8.30, below the lowest record made dur ing the big decline, prices stiffened a trifle and fluctuated 'around an average of 10 points over the closing figures of yester day. Later fn the day the market quieted down. Mr. JohnH. Inman Interviewed. New York, Oct. 22.—Mr. John H. In man, who Is credited with having made more than $250,000 out of yesterday’s sen sational break In cotton, said In an inter view today: "The congestion of cotton, which has taken place for the last several weeks and which culminated last Wednesday, was the result of wild specu lation of Americans to carry the price to 1C cents. Prices were carried so high last week that it was perfectly apparent tc any sensible man who is accustomed to deal in cotton that if he wanted to operate at all there was nothing to do but shut his eyes and sell. Regardless of what the crop is likely to be. cotton was carried entirely too high, at least for the time being. Reactions came more quickly and sharper than any of us ex pected. but with this enormous liquida tion the atmosphere will gradually clear and the movement of prices will now be regulated by the volume of receipts and the probable outcome of the crop. If the crop is only 6,500.000 bales, as many hon est and well-informed men appear to be lieve, cotton. In my opinion, will work back to the neighborhood of 10 cents be fore the season Is over. i mougn.1 kit -some weess niai me best estimate of the crop which we can make Is the means of the figures, 1. e., 6,750,000 bales. Holding this view, I be lieve that after this shake up is over we will have gradually hardening markets and land near 9 cents. If I was a con sumer of ootton or spinner I would com mence at this price and gradually accu mulate my stock of ootton for the season. "It is difficult to guage the amount of weak long cotton yet to come on the mar ket, but my Judgment is that whatever there is will come out at some time this week. While I expect no sharp rally, I do think the lowest prices we will have for the next two months either took place yesterday or will take place now with the coming Saturday. The consumption of American ootton throughout the world Is enormous, and at today's price I do not think a single spinner will stop, whereas, at the figures of last week, to 1 Vi above today's market, large num bers of spinners in Europe would have become interested. This will accelerate the movement of cotton to Europe, and if the crop becomes distributed and once in the hands of consumers, then spec ulation will take hold of it and put it to a figure which perhaps It has not reached yet. It is one thing to under take to corner cotton in October, when the volume of receipts are enormous, and another to take up a bull campaign in the spring of the year, when the crop has been taken up and is out of the way. stocks then being very small." DADEVILLE. A Marriage-Cotton Short—Still for free Coin age—New Buildings, Dadevllle, Oct. 22.—(Special.)—Mr. Eu gene Smith of New Mexico and Miss Cor delia Wagner were married today. Mr. Smith was formerly of this place, where he read law and was admitted to prac tice. Some five years ago he cast Ills fortune In the far we6t and has been quite successful In his chosen profession, and comes hack now to claim as his own to ttfjare will! l>lrj> U>S of k!S lalaors In his adopted country The sweetheart of his earlier days. The bride Is a beauti ful young lady, well connected and very popular. The newly married couple have -gone to their far western home, carrying with them the good wishes of many friends. ITp to date Dadevllle has received only about 2000 bales of cotton this season, a fall off of more than cne-thlrd from last season. The crop will soon all be marketed in this territory. The new bank bulldlmr of Sturdevant Bros, is rapidly nearing completion and will be a handsome structure. The new brick store being erected on the west side of the public square by M. R. Smith will soon be completed. In a few weeks the entire crop will be gathered* and our people will begin talk ing politics anew. The average Talla poosa county farmer does not attribute the recent rise in cotton to the gold stand ard, but to the shortness of the crop. They are still of the opinion that free coinage is what they need. Capt. Joseph F. Johns >n has not lost a supporter in Tallapoosa county, but on the other hand^Jhas gained lots of them. The >lump fn cotton last Sikturday caught some of our folks and away went their money. Echoes From ft Boom. Belfast. Me.. Oct. 22.—Suits for $12,000 against prominent citizens of Belfast have been brought and attachments placed by the Cardiff Coal and Iron com pany, the Belfast men Interested have formed a pool and will fight the suits. The Cardiff Coal and Iron company was formed by W. P. Rtce, a native of Maine, to develop the coal and iron mines at Cardiff and build a new town. In the summer of 1890 a boom was on. Free excursions were given and hundreds of Maine business men visited the town site and purchased property. A portion was paid down and their notes were given for the balance due. These are the notes on which the suits are based. Early in 1891 the bubble burst, the enterprise fell through and a receiver was appointed. The men refused to pay the notes on the ground that the company did not carry out its contract, having promised to make numerous improvements. It is es timated that, the company holds over $50,000 of these notes of men who refuse to pay. They are invested in nearly ev ery section of the state. C. A. O. Directors Elected. Richmond, Va., Oct. 22.—The stockhold ers of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway company held their meeting today at the general offices in this city. C. F. Wor tham was made chairman of the meeting and C. E. Walford secretary. The follow ing gentlemen were elected directors of the company for the ensuing year: W. M. P. Anderson. Westerly. R. I.; Deca tur Axtoll. Richmond. Va.; George T. Bliss. New York; C. H. Coster. New York; Chauncey M. Depew, New York; Charles Dickey. Jr., New York; M. E. Ingalls, Cincinnati; Samuel Spencer, New York; Henry T. Wickham, Richmond, Va. The Southern railway directors met here to day, but transacted only routine busi ness. 1 HE BRITISH ULTIMATUM Was Not Delivered to the Venezuelan Consul. But Was Sent Through the German f oreign Office. I.ondon, Or.l. 22.--The St. James Ga zotle says the statement Is absolutely un true that a preemptory dispatch or ultimatum to Venezuela was delivered to Renor Rodriguez. the Venezuelan consul here. As the German government has consented to temporarily take charge of the Interest of British subjects in Venezuela, the Ga zette says the dispatch to President Cres po will naturally be transmitted through the foreign office in Berlin. The ulti matum. it Is asserted, makes no refer ence to the boundary question, which England declines to regard as unsettled, but simply deals with the matter of ar rest of British Inspectors Barnes and Baker, In regard to which Cord Salis bury informed the Venezuelan govern ment that if proper reparation should not be given within a specified time Great Britain would hold herself at liberty to seek It by other means. The measures to be taken will probably resemble those In the Nicaraguan affair, and the Brit ish admiral In those waters will doubtless receive instructions to setze Venezuelan ports and collect customs duties. Snow in England. London. Oct. 22.—The ground in Scot land and the west of England was cov ered with snow this morning, though trees are still full of foliage. Another Spanish Fake. Madrid. Oct. 22.—A dispatch from Ha vana to the Tmparclal says the Insur gent leader Habl has summoned togeth er a number of his friends to a confer ence for the purpose of pointing out to them the utter hopelessness of further resistance to the Spanish government. The result of the conference, the dis patch says. Is not known. ATHENS. Considerable Activity—Good Crepe- A Bril liant Concert. Athena. Oct. 22.—(Special.)—Our town commercially is a scene of considerable activity, lots of cotton coming in and a fair price being paid. The corn, potato and turnip crops are good; The concert at the female college last evening was a brilliant affair. A large crowd attended. Dr. Parker has thor oughly reorganized the college. MONTGOMERY^ Judge Arrington Thinking of Resigning—Buf falo Bill Has the City Al'jto H mself Montgomery.Oct. 22.—(Special.)—Judge T. M. Arrington of the city court has called a meeting of the local bar for Thursday morning. It is whispered that It is the fudge's purpose to resign. His continued ill health prompts his antici pated action tn the matter. Judge Ar rington is one of the oldest, best and most honorable of the state's Judiciary. Messrs. John G. Winter. A. D. Sayre, E. P. Morrisette and Scott Sayre are among the local attorneys of note most promi nently mentioned for Judge Arrington's successor. Buffalo Bill's show has had the town all day today. Our country cousins for miles around have been in town and many hundred dollars have been dis pensed at the soda fountains, the bars and the restaurants. The lawyers this morning. In session, determined that the law authorizing the governor to appolint supernumerary Judges In the event of the Illness of the circuit Judge did not apply to the city court Judges. Judge Arrington continues ill and the action of the attorneys this morning will serve to delay the business of his court until Ms recovery, Inasmuch os the lawyers agreed that the decisions of a temporary Judge, even though both parties to a case agreed to accept him •would not be legal In a Jury case. Young SlaoWsy’i Funeral. Paris, Oct. 22.—The funeral of John W. MacKay. Jr., which took place today In the Roman Catholic church of St. Ferdi nand des Ternes, In many respects re semf>ie<J the obsequies of a great public personage. The entire front of the Mac Kay mansion, No. 9 Rue TUsite, was cov ered with mourning drapery, the lamps In front of the house were lighted and covered with crepe and street traffic was entirely suspended In the avenues of the •vicinity of Arc de Triomphe. HAS ADJOURNED SINE DIE i - I The Episcopal Convention Has Ended Its Labors. THE PASTORAL LETTER READ And Much Routine and Other Matter Was At tended to. THERE WAS BARELY A QUORUM LEFT Dr. Morgan Dix Was Thanked for Making Such an Able Chairman—The Next Convention Will Be Held in Washington in 1808. Minneapolis, Oct. 22.—The pastoral ad dress of the bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church was given out today. It is largely routine In character, the most interesting points being In reference to the massacre of Christian missiona ries in China and the Sunday observance law. In reference to the latter matter the address says; "Recent events in some parts of our country compel us to call your earnest detention to a widPly spread and determined attack upon the use and purpose of the weekly day of rest, known at the beginning of the Christian era as the Lord’s day. It Is declared in the law of God to be His own day and by the Savior of man to be made for man. It is protected by a divine command and by the perpetual sanctity of a human right. Men may and ought to worship God every day, but for the greater assurance of formal sanction of all Christian civiliza tion, been set apart for Its due observ ance. This order cannot be disturbed without grave evils to the individual and the family, to society and the state. It seems almost Incredible that our mod ern life should be capable of bringing into play any powers of evil that could seriously threaten the existence of so di vine and beneficent an Instlutlon. And yet the peril and disaster of such a menace confront Christian people in wide areas of the country. We exhort you, dear brethren, to meet this menace with unfaltering courage and resolute determi nation, and in no opportunity that may be presented to decline battle with the insatlate greed of the liquor traffic and the growing desire for popular pleasures and amusements which, with increasing boldness, claim all days alike for their uses." The convention on this, its last day, showed an apparent minority of dele gates present, evldefitly only enough re maining to constitute a quorum for the, winding up of necessary business details.. A message was received from the house' of bishops containing Joint resolutions constituting the missionary district of northern Texas. Action concurred in without debate. Dr. Elliott of Maryland, by invitation of President Dix. addresses! the conven tion in relation to the meeting of the convention in Washington In 1X93. He assured the convention that the new dio cese of Washington was well equipped, both In communicants and material wealth. There are 9000 communicants in the Washington diocese. They are well equipped in churches and church prop erty. Everything that a generous, a hospitable and a noble Christian people can do would be done by the new Wash ington diocese for the comfort and con venience of the convention In 1898. A message was received from the house of bishops to the effect that the new missionary district of North Carolina shall be konwn as the District of Ashe ville. The Pennsylvania delegates offered a resolution recognizing the uniform digni ty, courtesy and kindness of the presiding officer of the house, Dr. Morgan Dix of New York. The resolution was adopted by a rising vote and the doctor responded in a touch ing and graceful manner. Dr. Hoffman of New York moved that a committee be appointed to inform the house of bishops' that the house of dep uties has concluded Its business and is now ready to adjourn. It was announced that the conference committee on hymnal was still in session and Dr. Hoffman temporarily withdrew his motion. A message from the house of btshops announced Its recession from fts action concerning the binding of the hymnal with the Hook of Common Prayer. Oethsemane church was crowded at the Joint meeting of the two houses this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The pastoral let ter was read and the Episcopal general conference of 1895 closed sine die, with the usual services. A Chance for Their Lives. Richmond, Va., Oct. 22.—A recent order of the county court of Lunenburg re quires Solomon Marable and the two women convicted with him of murder In the first degree to be brought back to that county by November 11, when a mo tion will be made by the commonwealth’s attorney to amend the record. Counsel for these prisoners have been greatly alarmed lest they should be lynched in Lunenburg Inasmuch as It was the de termination of those authorities not to call for a military guard, as they did when these accused were convicted, but tonight the Dispatch received a telegram from Governor O’Ferrall, who Is now In Atlanta, saying in answer to an inquiry that when these prisoners went back to Lunenburg from Richmond, where they have been confined for safe keeping, he would see to it that a military escort should go with them. Governor O'Ferrall has frequently said that there has been no lynching In Virginia since he became fovernor and that there shall be none uring his term if he can prevent it. Though there has been an abatement Of the expitemer^t which prevailed In Lu nenburg consequent upon the murder of Mrs. Pollard, the prisoners are still in dread that they will be sent hack there without a military escort, and notwith standing the fact that the leading cit izens of Lunenburg have pledged thetr faith that there will be no attempt to lynch the prisoners. The Drought Btops Traffic. Klngwood. Va., Oot. ,22.—The West Vir ginia Northern raijroad has abandoned all tralna but one a day because water cannot be procured for locomotives. The waiter famine in this section of the state has become alarming. In order to make one train a day the .railroad takes one of the locomotives twenty miles east on the Baltimore and Ohio to procure wa ter. Wells are nearly all dry here and creeks and springs have been dry for weeka Cheat and Monongahela rivers can be waded by children at any point. Boats oannot reach Morgantown and all the dtjt it slack of water. TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE Met President Cleveland and His Party WHEN HE REACHED ATLANTA * _ He Smiled and Bowed to the Assembled Mul titude. WAS ENTERTAINED BY MAYOR KING By Special Request No Speeches Were Made-Mrs. Secretary Smith Enter tained the Ladies of the Party at the Theater. Atlanta, Oct. 22.—President Cleveland and his party of cabinet officials arrived hero at 4 o’clock, promptly on schedule time. Twenty thousand people were massed In the streets which converge at the union station. The carriages for the visitors were In front of the Markham house. It was an orderly crowd and the police had very little trouble In keeping open the way from the palace cars to the carriages. Mr. Cleveland was greet ed with cheers when he stepped upon Georgia soil. He was ushered into a car riage drawn by four white horses. Pres ident Charles Collier of the exposition. Vice-President W. A. Hemphill and May or Porter King of Atlanta took seats be side him. Secretaries Carlisle, Lamont, Herbert, Smith, Wilson and Morton, with the lady members of their families and General Passenger Agent Turk of the Southern, followed quickly in other carriages,escort ed by members of the exposition board of directors. The party was driven through tw'o lanes of humanity along the wall to Pryor and thence north to Peachtree and on to the Aragon, where they are quar tered. It was probably as large a crowd as was ever seen at the union station here, not excepting the occasion of Mr. Cleveland’s first visit here in 1887. The president smiled and bowed as he passed up the familiar streets. This is his third visit and he is probably famil iar with the faces of Allantians by this time. At all events he seemed to recog nize a number of people in the throng. They were ladies, or possibly old office seekers from Atlanta, all of whom were not successful. The party did not linger in the Aragon lobby but a minute or twoiand soon were hid from the public’s curious eye. The trip down was without special incident. Danville, Greensboro and Salisbury did not get a glimpse of the president, as he was not up when his palatial flyer shot through these towns. Although the hour was early, there was a crowd at each point, bul they were doomed to disap pointment. ; Charlotte was the first town at which Mr. Cleveland showed himself. The train .stopped there for twenty minutes and the president shook hands with a large pro portion of the 4000 people who had assem bled. Twelve hundred school children marched past and two or three military companies were drawn up in line. Spartanburg turned out over 6000 strong to see the visitors and Greenville, S. C.. was reached at 12.28. The president shook hands with all who could get to him and ho had a pleasant word for the children. The cabinet members also took ,part in the hand-shaking, for nowhere In the land Is the great American passion Ifor shaking the hanfis of dignitaries stronger than in the Palmetto State. This programme was kept up all down the line —at Seneca, Central and Toccoa, Ga., where the train crossed the line into Georgia, and finally at Gainesville. , Tonight at 8:30 o’clock the president, the cabinet members and 100 prominent citizens were entertained at dinner by Mayor Porter King at the Aragon hotel. The table was in the design of the letter C. Mayor King sat in the center of the outer line, with President Cleveland on his right and Vice-President Adlai Ste venson on his left. Governor Atkinson of Georgia sat directly in front of the mayor, with Secretary Carlisle on his right and Secretary Lamont on his left. The other spfrptaries werp In the Immediate vicini ty of the president and vice-president. The dining room was elaborately deco rated with blooming and tropical plants and' the national colors. The dinner was Intended to be representative, and the guests Included the state, county and city and the jury of awards at the exposition, which Is the strongest body of men that ever served an exposition In this capacity. While the gentlemen were at dinner the ladies of the cabinet party were the guests of Mrs. Secretary Smith at the Orand opera house, witnessing the pro duction of "1492.” The boxes were taste fully draped with national colors and flags of the nations. DeGIve, owner of this beautiful house, secured beautiful effects In decorations. There were no speeches at the dinner. It was expressly stipulated that there should be nothing in the nature of toasts. The only public utterance which Mr. Cleveland expects to make will be the ad dress which he Is expected to deliver to morrow In front of the government bulld Tomorrow will be the greatest day at the exposition. Atlanta is jammed with visitors from all parts of the country, but chiefly, of course, from the adjoining cities. Business of all kinds will suspend. In the first place, the mayor has issued a proclamation appealing to the citizens of Atlanta to abandon all business and at tend to theproper reception of the pres ident of the United States and his cab inet. The city offices will be closed and all business houses are requested to shut up shop and go to the exposition grounds. There is no doubt that this mandate will be obeyed. A stranger reaching the city about noon tomorrow will think that the place has suddenly been evacuated and will look around for the coming of some Invading army. The smoke from the factories will cease to climb to the skies, and workmen, working girls and their families and all their country relatives will make for the exposition. Only sick babies and the aged and decrepit will be left at home tomorrow. Mr. Cleveland will leave the city for the exposition at 10:30 in the morning. He will not have a military escort, but will review the troops from a stand in front of the government building. He will make his address from this stand and not in the auditorium, a« was at firtt announced. He will see the government building first and then all the party will have a lunch at the Piedmont Driving club. In the afternoon the guests will be escorted through all the buildings. In the negro building there will be a re ception for tljat race. At night there will be firework* at the grounds, a re ception clown town, and at midnight the party will leave for Washington over the Southern. The run down .was very smooth. It was made on perfect time and the travelers arrived not at all fa tigued. VIRGINIA DAY. Governor O’Ferrall and His Staff Were the Central Figures. Atlanta, Oct. 22.—Virginia day at the exposition was a memorable one, and the sons of the Old Dominion have sung the praises of their native state and con gratulated Atlanta and Georgia at the same time. Governor O’Ferrall and his staff, ac companied by a brilliant party of ladies and gentlemen, arrived last night, and he was of course the central figure in the parade and in the exercises at the grounds. The procession was a long and picturesque one. The order of march was as follows; Fifth regiment Georgia state troop€. Gov ernor's Horse Guards, Governor O’Ferrall and staff. Virginia Military Cadet corps, Fourth regiment Virginia state troops. Grimes’ battery, Virginia society and guests in carriages. In the audltoriur the exercises were interesting and larg ly attended, not a seat being vacant jH the large building. Speeches were m? tr by Governor O’Ferrall, Mayor KI..5* President Collier and other distinguished visitors. At its conclusion the Virginians scat tered through the grounds and spent the afternoon inspecting the exhibits. The women managers of the World’s fair were to have a reunion today jn the woman’s building, but only a few of them appeared. They were Mrs. Dr. Fel ton, Miss Mary McCandlees of Pennsyl vania, Miss Florida Cunning of South Carolina, Ml*s Mary Cecil Gartrell of Kentucky, Mrs. Mary S. Dock wood, Washington; Mrs. Ida M. Ball, Wilming ton; Mrs. Clara McAdoo, Mrs. Wr. N Dynch, West Virginia. The ladles were introduced to those who had gathered to meet them and spent a pleasant morning In the woman’s bulld og- __ Cotton Manufacturers Coming. Washington, Oct. 22.—The excursion of the New England cotton manufacturers, numbering 175 persons, was over two hours late In reaching Washington, where it was intended to spend the after noon in seeing the capital. The party, which includes many wealthy mill own ers. left for Atlanta tonight by special train. CALHOUN ALL RIGHT, Congressman Bankhead So Reports—Does Not Know When He and Mr, Clarke Will Meet Again. Congressman Rankhead was In the city last night on his return from Jack sonville, where he spoke Monday. He says that he had a splendid audience of representative citizens, and that the free coinage question is neither dead nor sleeping In the county of Calhoun. Relative to the continuation of the dis cussions between he and Mr. Clarke he said he did not know when they would meet again. That he is ready for the fray himself, but that Mr. Clarke has some legal business to look after. The political gossipers hereabouts are 'of the opinion that Mr. -Clarke got enough of the “eagle bird” In Montgom ery, ' and that his legal business will more than likely require the major part of his time from now until congress con venes. in fact, that the Rankhead Clarke discussions have ended rather un expectedly. _ FLORENCE. Death of Mrs. J. W. Brooks-Reorganiza tion of a Railroad Company. Florence, Oct. 22.—(Special.)—J. W. Brooks died yesterday at his htftne near Center Star. Mr. Brooks was one of the substantial citizens of the county and was highly respected by all. He was the father of Mrs. Frank Jackson of this city and of J. P. Brooks of Kemp, Tex., who has been here for several days. The Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennes see River Railway company Is to be transformed in the Northern Alabama railway, and the subscription books to the capital stock of the new company will be opened on November 20, in the ofHce of the Birmingham. Sheffield and Tennessee River Railway company, at Sheffield. The recent purchase of the Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennessee River railroad by the bondholders made it necessary to reorganize the company. The appointment of Capt. R. T. Simp son and Messrs. George P. Jones and R. T. Simpson, Jr., of this city, by the sec retary of state as commissioners to or ganize the Northern Alabama was the first step in the reorganization move ment. The second and final step will be taken on November 20, when the stock of the new company will be taken by the purchasers of the road. It Is be lieved that the reorganization means more than the simple change of name. Although the commissioners will not say so. it looks very much as If the Northern Alabama will be a more extensive line than the Birmingham. Sheffield and Ten nessee River road, and that it will very shortly be extended from Sheffield north ward through Florence to a connecting line In Tennessee, thus making it a (through instead of a Ratal line. The new company is capitalized at $2,000,000. THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Adjourned Over Out of Hespeet to a Dead Member. Columbia, S. C., Oct. 22.—The constitu tional convention at 1:30 adjourned out of respect to the memory of R. H. Hodges of Marlborough, whose death was an nounced. It adjourned until tomorrow. The question of controlling the estab lishment of new counties was again taken up and discussed. The convention has refused to strike out the 400 square mile minimum limitation for new coun ties. No old counties can be reduced to less than 500 square miles. The suffrage question has gone over until the counties question Is disposed of. The democratic members will hold a caucus tonight and endeavor to settle all difficulties. Lively personal passages took place today be tween Barker of Charleston and Wilson of York. __ Miss Willard Re-Elected. Baltimore, Oct. 22.—Miss Frances E. Willard was today elected president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance un ion for the seventeenth time. The ballot was announced as 361 votes for Miss Wil lard and fourteen scattering. As the re cording secretary cast the ballot of the convention for Miss Willard the delegates and visitors arose and sang ' Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow.” Miss WTIlard was visibly affected, and tears glistened In her eyes as she arose and with tremulous voice thanked the con vention for the great honor It had shown her. _,_ Gone to Be Repaired. Fort Monroe, Va., Oct. 22.—The battle ship Texas sailed for New York at J.t:30, where she will be docked and her ma chinery repaired. Detaching Rear Admtral Kirk' land From Command. WAS INTENDED AS A REBUKE C iploinats Doubt Whether England Has Sent / S a;' Ultimatum. 1/^ SECTION OF 33D DEGREE MASONS S - j ^ m* Are Gathering in the Florida Keys ^ and Are Being Closely Watohedby £ the Cruiser Cincinnati—TJieir Actions Are Suspicious. Washington, Oct. 22.—The formal or der of detaching Rear Admiral Kirkland from the command of the European na val station was signed by the acting sec retary of the navy, Mr. McAdoo, today. It was reported at the navy department that Admiral Kirkland, since he became aware that Secretary Herbert disap proved of several of his actions, has ap plied for detachment from his command, but Acting Secretary McAdoo had no In formation that would confirm this. There is no doubt whatever thait the recall of the admiral was intended as a rebuke. Admiral Kirkland cannot be placed on the retired list on account of age until 1898. If he should remain In the service until thait time he would become the ranking officer of the navy. Admiral Kirkland’s friends are confi dent thait he will immediately ask to be rtAlred under the fourteen years’ service clause, the provisions of which he has given them to understand he would take advantage of soon after the Kiel celebra tion. As he entered the naval service as a midshipman July 2, 1850, he was eli gible for retirement after forty-five years’ continuous Bervlee the 2d day of last July, but In the excitement of the Kiel celebration about that time he overlook ed a promise he is said to have made to men a little below his own rank and get out of the way at once to permit their promotion. The Mare Island command ant position, to which the admiral as pired, is considered the finest shore bil let in the navy, as it is the only shore assignment that carries sea pay. but It is asserted that the navy department has definitely decided not to give the po sition to Admiral Kirkland, and the friends here who have been Interested in his behalf having learned thut fact think that the admiral will at once re tire. Diplomats Growing Skeptical. uipiomauc circles me giovwog what skeptical respecting the correctness of the London dispatches which announce that an ultimatum has been sent by Lord Salisbury to Venezuela, and It is believed that these dispatches are misleading, if they are not in fact somewhat exagger ated. It ip pointed out (hat an ultimatum ’is never the InJtlpJ, but a subsequent step taken In ' International disputes. It Is shown In the case in point that although the arrest, of the colonial officers at Uru an occurred in November last, no official cognizance of the matter was taken by Great Britain until recently. The prob ability of an ultimatum being suddenly sprung Is seriously doubted. It is not questioned that Lord Salisbury has sent a communication to the Caracas govern ment directing their attention to the ar rest of Sergeant Behrens and asking for a suitable explanation. If Venezuela’s explanation should not be satisfactory then it is said Great Britain might with propriety respond with an ultimatum, In which she might demand not only an apology and a proper reparation, but lim it the time In which these conditions should be complied with. A continued refusal by Venezuela to furnish the sat isfaction demanded might be followed by seriouH consequences, but some months, It is believed, will necessarily intervene before an acute stage in the contention Is reached. Council of Thirty-Third Degree Masons. The announcement is made that the council of inspeetors-general thirty-third degree Ancient and Accepted Rite of Free Masonry, southern jurisdiction, has elected Thomas H. Caswell of San Fran cisco, grand commander, to the vacancy caused by the death of Gen. Philip C. Tucker of Tdxas; O. S. Long of Charles ton, W. Vn... lieutenant grand command er; E. T. Carr of Leavenworth. Ks., grand prior; Samuel E. Adams of Minneapolis, grand chancellor; Martin Collins of St. Louis, grand master of slate; Frederick Webber of Washington, general secre tary; Gilmore Meredith of Baltimore, treasurer-general; R. C, Jordan of Oma ha, grand almoner, and S. W. Todd of New Orleans, grand auditor. A special committee on the centennial celebration of 1901. which will be held in St. Louis, will be appointed. The provincial lodge of the Royal Or der of Scotland of the United States, though not officially connected with the supreme council always bolds its annual session when the latter order meets, as the majority of Its members belong to the rite. x lit- iuurc luua.v tummcu me mj'ai iji der on nineteen candidates from various parts of the country. The supreme council, thirty-third de gree Masons, northern Jurisdiction, also commenced its three days' session today. The acting grand commander, W. A. Hershlser of Columbus. O.. read his an nual address, showing the order to be lrr a flourishing condition and declaring that not alone in the east was a mark of im provement noticeable, but that all over the country an astonishing revival was going on. Suspicions Looking Fishermen. Reports received at the navy depart ment from Capt. M. L. Johnson, com mander of the cruiser Cincinnati, which Is engaged in looking out for Cuban fili busters abuut the Florida keys, are to the effect that parties of Cubans are gather ing in the keys, but not to any formida ble extent. Whence they came Captain Johnson hah b^en unable to ascertain, although he has made every effort to do so. Groups of them, all strangers, have been noted from time to time, but there is nothing to indicate how they reached the keys, the presumption being that they came under cover of night. All of them are apparently engaged In fishing, turtle hunting or other peaceful occupations, but Captain Johnson considers their ac tions so suspicious that he has deemed It worth while to make reports on the subject to the navy department. So far the Cincinnati has not been able to And any filibusters. _ A Presidential Appointment. Washington. Oct. 22—Refore leaving for Atlanta the president appointed Ja red H. Dixon of Louisiana receiver of public moneys at Nachitoches, La.