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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 21'. BIRMINGHAM, ALA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24-, 1895; NUMBER. 327. BALMY AND BEAUTIFUL Was President’s Day at the Cot ton Exposition, MR. CLEVELAND’S ADDRESS Was Short, But Full of Good and Patriotic Advice. A LARGE CROWD LISTENED TO HIM. Alter the Speaking He Shook Hands for an Hour and Broke All Previous Rec ords—Many Ladies Fainted m the Crush. Atlanta, Oct. 23.—President’s day at the Cotton States and International ex position broke bright, balmy and beau tiful. Incoming trains brought thou sands of visitors and the streets were crowded at an early hour. The president remained in his apartments at the Ara gon until the committee called for him. Secretary Carlisle and Vice-Presid "lit Stevenson were out early, however, for a stroll. The throng collected around the hotel long before carriages arrived for the visitors. Calls were made for the president, but he did not respond. At 10 o'clock the military procession formed down town and half an hour later passed the Aragon on Us way out to the exposition. The military was not in tended as an escort and Mr. Cleveland and his official family were driven ra** idly to the exposition grounds. They reached the reviewing stand in front of the government building a tew minutes before tile head of the column of troops wound around the hill In front of the ad ministration building, past the Pennsyl vania, New York and fine arts buildings. Besides President Cleveland and Secre taries Carlisle, Lamont Herbert, Smith, Morton and Postmaster-General Wilson on the reviewing stand were present Mr. Stevenson, Governor Atkinson or Geor gia. exposition and city officials. The military parade was long and pictur esque. United States regulars from Fort McPherson, and volunteers from Con necticut, Virginia and North Carolina were in line. Governor O'Ferrall and staff of Virginia received prolonged cheers as they rode by. Governor Coffin and the red-coated governor's foot guard from New Haven, Ct., got a great round of applause. Mr. Cleveland lifted his hat to the officers as they passed and gave the governors a special smile. The review being over, Dr. T. S. Hopkins of Atlanta delivered a prayer for the pres ident and the prosperity of the nation and the success of the exposition. Pres ident Collier of the exposition then in a ten minutes’ speech Introduced the pres ident. Several thousand people were on the plaza in sight of the president. Though only a small part of these could hear the introduction, all recognized him and gave a mighty cheer. President Cleveland had most respectful attention while he spoke. The president spoke as follows: "Mr. President: On my own behalf, and for my co-laborcrs In the executive branch of our government who have ac companied me, I thank you for your kind words of greeting. We are here to con gratulate you and your associates upon the splendid success of the exposition you have set on foot, and upon the evi dences you have here gathered chiefly il lustrative of southern enterprise, south ern industry and southern recuperation, but we are also here to claim a share in the pride of your achievement. No portion of our countrymen, wherever found, can exclusively appropriate the glory arising from these surroundings. They are proofs of American genius and Industry, which are the Joint possession of our people, and they represent tri umphs of American skill and ingenuity In which all our citizens, from the high est to the humblest, have a propriatory right. 'While my fellow citizens or ueorgia and her neighboring- states may felicitate themselves to the fullest extent upon such evidences as are1 here found of the growth and prosperity of Interests and enterprises in which they are especially concerned, I cannot be deprived of the en joyment afforded by the reflection that the work that they have done empha sizes in the sight of the world the im mense resources and Indomitable thrift of the people of the United States. "It seems to me. though It may be sug gested as not inappropriate on this occa sion, that what we see about us Is the growth of another exposition inaugurated on American soil more than a century, ago, when a new nation was exhibited tot the civilized world, guaranteed and pro tected by a constitution which was or dained and published by the-people of the United States with the declared purpose of promoting their general welfare and securing the blessings of liberty to them selves and their posterity. “The success whiclj has attended this exposition of products and manufac tures is not altogether due to the qualitjf of the soil or character of the people in any of the contributing states, but it rests largely upon the fact that these states are members of a beneficial gov erned nation, whose natural resources and advantages everywhere have been developed and improved by the influence of free institutions, and whose people have been stimulated and encouraged by the blessings of personal liberty. “A contemplation of the blessings vouchsafed to us by our government eas ily demands of us the Importance of a hearty and united co-operation in its support and protection. We should lov ingly watch and guard it, not only be cause we are recipients of its precious gifts, but for its own sake, and because it has been put in our hands In sacred keeping to prove to the world that man can he trusted with self-government. “We shall walk in the path of patriotic! duty if, remembering that our free insti tutions were established to promote the general welfare, we strive for those things whjcfe benefit our people; and if each of us is content to receive from a common fund his share of the prosperity thus contributed, we shall sadly miss our duty and forfeit our heritage If In nar rjiy selfishness we gre Jjeedless of the geherftl welfare, and struggle fo wrest from the government private advantages which can only be gained at the expense of our fellow countrymen. "I hope I may, therefore, be permitted In conclusion to suggest as a most im portant lesson taught by this occasion the absolute necessity to our national health and welfare, and consequently to our Individual happiness as citizens of a careful discrimination In our support of policies and in our advocacy of political doctrines between those which prompt the promotion of the public welfare and those which simply seem to serve selfish or sectional interests. If we are to enjoy the blessings our government was framed to fairly and justly'bestow, we should se cure them in due time by cultivating a spirit of broad American brotherhood and insisting upon such conduct as will within the spirit of the golden rule pro mote the general welfare.” The conclusion of the speech was greet ed with cheers^ Then the crowd called for Carlisle and he arose and bowed, but. refused to speak. Vice-President Stevenson in the same manner acknowledged the shouts for him and shook his head when the people call ed for a speech. President Collier announced that Mr. Cleveland would shake hands with the people if they would pass by in orderly line. Instantly there was a break for the reviewing stand. Here and there ladles caught in the jam fainted, but did not deter others. For an hour the president shook hands faster, he said, than ever before in his life. When he grew weary the committee rushed him into a carriage and oft to the Piedmont Driving club, just in the outer edge of the grounds. There a champagne luncheon was served at 3 o’clock to the president, cabinet of ficers and their wives, after which the party began to take In all the buildings systematically. The lunch and the rest refreshed the president, who had been fatigued by standing so long, speaking and shaking hands. He was especially anxious to see the displays made by the United States government and the negroes. He spent more time in those two buildings than in any others. At the negro building he met I. Garland Penn, chief of the negro department, and his associates. The president shook hands with them and after looking the building over congrat ulated them on the excellence of their dis play and the evidence of their race’s ma terial advancement and prosperity. He was greatly Impressed by the showing which the race made. Commissioner Penn and his assistants were highly elated by the president’s comments. Mr. Cleveland was greatly gratified, too, at what he saw In the government building. The display there is the best which the country has ever made and the president complimented the men in charge. Uncle Sam’s building is the most popular in the grounds, and the fisheries exhibit al ways has the largest crowd. wnen 1*1 r. I ll*wiaiiu war* bvcii *V|> preaching that display some of the com mittee remarked to the president that the fish had better hunt deep water. He remarked that he did not know before that Atlanta offered such good fishing. A short visit was paid to the woman's building, where Mrs. Joseph Thompson, chairman of the woman’s board, and her associates, received the presidential par ty. Tha other buildings were done more hurriedly, but the visitors walked through the fine arts, liberal arts, elec trical, transportation, machinery and forestry buildings. They went around the grounds, past all the state buildings and through the midway, which was packed with spectators. Chinese, Doh mtands, Indians and representatives of a dozen other nations lined up to see the procession pass. The Egyptian and Mex ican bands attempted something sup posed to be "Hail to the Chief.” The fire works were brought on early. Paine gave a brilliant illumination of the grounds, winding up with a fiery por trait of the president. During the dis play some one cut the high wire'on which Jean Wertzman was walking over the lake. He fell 50 feet, but beyond getting a cold bath, was none the worse for it. His fall was thrilling, but the spectators, uncertain whether It was a part of the programme, showed no excitement. Wertzman says that the wire was cut by some jealous professional. The president did not have long to rest at the Aragon before the reception hour at the Capital City club. The reception was largely attended, and it was a swell affair. Mr. Cleve land remained from 9 o’clock until nearly midnight, when he withdrew to prepare for his return trip to Washington. He stood the day’s trying ordeal very well and said at the reception that he had enjoyed his trip to Atlanta very much. He was highly complimentary in his ref erences to the exposition. THE DURANT TRIAL. Miss Cunningham, the Reporter, Gives Some Damaging Testimony. San Francisco, Oc.t. 23.—Miss Carrie Cunningham was called to the stand in the Durrant trial this morning. She tes tified that she was a reporter on the Ex aminer, and had, until recently, acted in that capacity on the Chronicle. She had known Durrant since August IS, last, and ftom that date until October 5, had vis ited him dally. She entered his cell only once, and then in company with others. She generally stood on a stool outside the cell door and talked through the wicket. At this point District Attorney Barnes asked the following questions: "Did Durrant on the 2d of October show you an envelope on which was written: ’Not to be opened except In case of my conviction?’ The defense interposed an objection and the .court sustained It on the ground that it could not be shown what the en velope contained. Miss Cunningham testified further that on Ootober 1 Durrant had stated to her that when he was fixing the sun burners in the church he hoard a noise and fol lowed lit to the belfry, when he saw Blanche Lamonte’s body on the second landing. "Did he says this to you?" was asked. Objections by the defense, which were overruled. “He made the statment to me,” witness replied, “at the time and place Indicated.” SUN’S COTTON REVIEW New York. Oct 23. -The Sun’s cotton review says: Cot.ton fell 26 to 2S points and closed weak, with sales of 410,106 bales. New Orleans receded 23 to 28 points and then recovered 4 points of this. Liverpool was unchanged on the spot, with sales of 10,000 bales; futures there advanced 6 to 7 points, then lost 4% points of the rise and closed quiet at a net advance of 8 points. Seml-weeltly estimate of in terior receipts. 116,366 bales, against 110. 450 bales last week, 148,059 bales last year and 112.566 bales In 1S93; shipments, 82.668 bales, against 69.889 bales last week, 119,541 bales last year and 86;621 bales in 1893. New Orleans expects to morrow 10,000 to 11,000 bales, against 12, 297 bales on the same day last week, 16, 061 bales on the same day last year and 12,183 bales in 1893. In Manchester there was not much doing in yarns, with a small inquiry for cloths. The ports re ceived 60,522 bales, against 37.245 bales last week and 53,918 bales Iasi year; inus far this Week, 215,527 bales, against 192,634 thus far last week. Spot cotton here was quiet and unchanged, with sales of 429 bales for. spinning. New Orleans and Galveston declined % uf a cent. Bal timore and Augusta adVanced % of a cent. New Orleans sold 3000 bales, Mem phis 1000, Norfolk 907 and Mobile 600. Au gusta received 1663 bales, against 1696 bales last week and 4466 bales last year; Houston, 7136 bales, against 7480 bales last week and 13.096 bales last year. Today's features; Local, western. southern ami European Belling caused another break in prices. Liverpool, af ter showing quite a gdod advance early in the day, reacted later on and New Orleans also showed weakness. Prom inent interests here were said to be fl ing. Furthermore, the south resold gome of its purchases of the last few days. Some of the rumor mongers start ed rumors of impending financial troubles in New Orleans trade, hue we are assured that there Is not the slightest foundation for such reports. Today’s decline elim inates another large percentage of the weak long interest even if it does not. practically complete liquidation, and certainly very many consider the market In a much safer position than It was in recently. New Orleans ia still above the parity of other markets, but cotton has a good many champions in the Crescent City, to say nothing of New' York and Liverpool. Spot prices are above the par ity of Liverpool quotations, but the bulls think that in 'the end it is Liverpool which must advance rather than decline. However there was much more dispo sition to sell than to buy. and the tone at the close was depressed at tho lowest figures of the day. Killed by His Cousin. Savannah, fla., Oct. 23.—A special to the Morning News from Isabella, Worth county, says lion. W. Y. Ford, a promi nent citlzdti of that county, was shot and instantly killed at Sylvester, the same county, last evening by his cousin. Dr. Ashton F. Ford. No particulars of the tragedy have been received. THE USUAL PUNISHMENT Meted Out to a Neero Rapist at Vinegar Bend. Cincinnati, O., Oct. 23.—A special to the Post from Vinegar Bend. Ala., says: Dick Henderson, a colored laborer, made an assault upon Mrs. James Allen, wife of his employer, yesterday morning while she was alone at home. The woman frightened Henderson away. In the af ternoon a posse of citizens began a search for the negro. This morning Hen derson’s body was hanging from a tree a mile from the scene of Ills crime, perfor ated with bullets. THE RIVER CONVENTION. After Listening to Several Good Speeches They Adopted a Set of Excellent Resolutions. Vicksburg, MIps., Oct. 23.—At yester day’s evening session of the river conven tion Judge Taylor of Indiana, and mem ber of the Mississippi River commission, delivered a magnificent address favoring continued and persistent river improve ment. Last night Engineer Cooley spoke on the Chicago drainage and ship canal and explained the magnitude and importance of that great work. This morning Mr. Dravo of Pittsburg advocated improve ment of the Ohio and its tributaries as an Incident to the improvement of the Mississippi. He was followed by Captain Willard, who set forth the work now being done on the great Yazoo river ca nal, which will give Vicksburg a perma nent water front. A series of resolutions were adopted and the convention took a recess. Resolved (1), That the necessity for the improvement of the great water ways of the country, which each year become more urgent, and that in our judgment intense liberality should be manifested by the congress of the United States In making appropriations in this regard. The Mississippi river and its magnificent tributaries, if generously treated, will not only furnish in themselves useful fa cilities for the great commerce states lying between the Allegheny and Rocky mountains, but will indirectly by the competition they will provide cause a reduction in the cost of transportation. We are grateful for the aid we have re ceived from the federal treasury and ex press the hope that our necessities, which constantly increase, may receive still greater favors at the hands of congress. We heartily commend the great work hitherto done by the Mississippi river commission and express our confidence in their wisdom and earnest labors In our behalf, and we can but express our gratification at the fact that the expe rience of the commission has demon strated their wisdom In adopting levees as a part of their general plan of river improvement, and it is a further cause of congratulation of the commission that the adoption of levees by it as an aid of channel improvement hns resulted in immense development of the Mississippi valley relying upon the protection thus afforded, the building of railroads, bring ing into cultivation large areas of wild lands and great growth in the villages and cities in that section. We especially approve the system of continuous appro priations adopted by congress, by which it has been demonstrated that engineer ing works are accomplished not only more speedily, but with an efficiency and economy as startling as gratifying. Resolved (2), That while we are more especially concerned in the improvement of the water ways of the great Missis sippi valley, we are at the same time in full sympathy with the speedy and lib eral development of such works as may be necessary to accommodate the com merce of the great lakes and to provide sufficient harbors on'our sea coast to meet ail demands that may be made upon them. We should rejoice to see this great nation exercise such Jurisdiction over all its water ways as will tend to foster commerce and enable our people to cheaply interchange their products. A number of other resolutions follow embracing the whole subject of a nation al system of water ways and commend ing the same to congress. . Killed By an Explosion. Newburyport, Mass., Oct. 23.—A terrific explosion occurred this morning in the drying room of Flberiotd works located here. Five men were employed in the room, W. H. Poor, J. K. P. Reed, James McLaughlin, Henry Chauncey and Charles McManus was instantly killed and his remains were burled In the ruins until after the Are was extinguished. Red was-so badly burned that his recov ery is impossible. McLaughlin is In a critical condition. Chauncey and Poor, though badly burned, will recover. The money loss was trifling. Manufacturers Entertained. Charlotte, N. C.„ Oct. 23.—The New England Gorton Manufacturers’ associa tion, en route to thfe Atlanta exposi tion, was handsomely entertained here today by the Manufacturers' club of this city. The members were driven over the city, taken to the many industrial insti tutions here and afterwards lunched by the club. The stop was for a half day, and the New England manufacturers re sumed their journey In tfre afternoon. Two Concerns Burned. Hey w vth, 111., 6ot. 23.—J. L. Hum phreys grain elevator and electric light plant burned at 2:3tt o'clock this morn ing. The flames gwept west and de stroyed nearly evei*y business house west of the Illinois Central railroad, together with a number of residences. Loss esti mated at $40,000. MONTGOMERY'S FIRE FIEND Early Yesterday Morning Re sulted in $40,000 Loss. ANOTHER FIRE AT PIKE ROAD Loss Ten Thousand Dollars—Insurance Seven Thousand. REBUILDING WILL BEGIN AT ONCE There Was No Wind and the Firo Was Confined Within Thick Walls—Mont gomery Fire Department Sum moned Too Lato. Montgomery, Oct. 23.—(Special.)—The fire fiend got Jn its dreadful work last night both at Montgomery and Pike Hoad. A few seconds before 3 o’clock this morning the town was alarmed by the blasts of locomotive whistles in the rail way yards about the depot and several minutes afterwards the fire bell sounded. A big blaze had begun in the rear part of the third story of the building occu pied by George E. Lum, dealer in ma chinery supplies. This building is in the very heart of the wholesale block on Commerce street, between Bibb and Tallapoosa, and when the firemm got to it the blaze had al ready eaten out the roof and spread through the entire story. It seemed most probable that at lea^tt the buildings occu pied by B. M. Washburn & Co., on one side, and T. W. Hannon on the other, would surely burn before the flames could be checked. 1 m* limn™ organ playing- on the fire with streams from the street and from the alleyway in the rear. "I can't send my men on top of those buildings,” Chier Robinson was heard to remark. "Live electric wires make those roofs a death trap.” There was no wind a.nd the fire was Confined within the thick walls of the Lnm building until about 4 o’clock, when the Washburn house was burned into the third story, but there the Babcock ex tinguishers were effectually used in checking Its progress, and no water had to be turned on. The firemen had a pretty tough fight, the hosemen being forced to stand on ladders leaning against the edge of the roof of the block of some eight or ten stores, which are of uniform height, and thus kept the blaze from spreading. When the Advertiser went to press the fire was under good control. The big establishment of George K. hum was completely gutted and at a conservative estimate the damages to building and stock will amount to some thing like $40,000. Mr. I,um had not reached the ruins at 4:10, and nothing could be learned from him about the losses. He has insurance, hut no one could be found who knew how much. The building is the property of Mr. P. J. Anderson and it is said to be insured. Mr. Washburn's losses will amount to very little, and Mr. T. AV. Hannon is hardly damaged at all. In the floors above McKenzie's whole sale grocery place, which is next door to Washburn's, there are numbers of sleep ing apartments and the tenants there, as well as in the city hotel, were very much alarmed, gathered up their effects and got ready to vacate a.t a moment's notice. How the fire originated is yet to be discovered. When a reporter reached the building, going around to the rear, the blaze had not dropped below the third story, and he noticed that a steam pipe stuck out of one of the windows and was puffing vol umes of steam, which evidently came from a boiler of some sort. The railroad yard men seem to have been the first to give the alarm of fire, and when the companies reached the spot it had been under headway fully twenty minutes. Two mounted police men report that they were at Riverside park when the alarm rang out und got to the fire before a single one of the ap paratus arrived, Jt was probably a good thing for the city that it occurred at night, because at that time there are very few people on the street to see the Are department “Jogging along" in a slow trot on their way to the blaze. To outsiders it would naturally suggest the comparison of the department to a funeral procession, and that would not sound well, as every one knows the town Is not dead. The sooner the council gets together and repeals the “trotting” ordinance the sooner will property holders lie down to sleep with a better feeling of security. At Pike Bond. There was a disastrous fire In the little village of Pike Road last night In which two store houses, the railroad depot and a gin houBe were burned to the ground. It happened at a late hour, after the Central train had gotten In. and particu lars were almost Impossible to be ob tained. Pike Road Is the third station from Montgomery on the Eufaula road, about sixteen miles out. There Is no night operator at the railroad telegraph dfflce and the operator—who is also sta tion agent—goes off duty at 7 o’clock. About 11 o'clock Chief Robinson re ceived the following message: "Pike Road, Ala., Oct. 22, 1895. "To Fire Department, Montgomery: “Whole place is on fire, give us what assistance you can. ”E. S. ARMISTEAD.” Chlel Robinson at once consulted the mayor who advised that if there was any water to be had on the scene, en gines and hose should be sent at once. The chief then wired to know about the water, and a message received at a few minutes before 12 o’clock was the last heard: ■ "Do not come. Too late to do any good. 1 E. S. ARMISTEAD.” It was a very hard matter to obtain any facts at all, but the following de tails Blfted out by a reporter seem to be pretty authentic. The fire originated in a gin house belonging to Mr. E. S. Arm tBtead, the tax oollector of Montgomery county. A telegram from Pike Road was sent to his residence, 716 South Court street, but it could not be learned what was in It. Two store houses adjoining the gin house then caught as did also the depot, all on the right hand side of the railroad going out, and the long drought having made everything as dry and In flammable as a keg of powder all the buildings burned tike so much tinder, and It was only a matter of a few mo ments before a Mg heap of ashee was all that marked the spot where they had stood not long before. One of the stores belonged to Mr.. MUlard t'linn, who had It stocked with the general merchandise to be found In a country store. It Is not known who owns the other store. All the books and important papers in the depot were saved, but the building: itself was entirely destroyed. It is not knovrn 'how much cotton was in the house at the time, nor the amount of insurance on it or any of the other buildings. The last heard from there was that the fire had abhut burned itself out, and for want of material to consume had concluded to quit. Mr. Armistead’s loss is estimated at $10,000, Insurance $7000. The work of re building will commence at once. Contract Let. The contract was let to Mr. D. F. Gorrie today for the construction of a twenty-live room addition to the Galatas hotel building. It will cost something less than $10,000. Cattle Thieves Lynched. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 23.—A special to the Chronicle from Hennessey, Okla., says that Jim Umbra and Mexican John, mem bers of Zip Wyatt’s gang, have been lynched by cattle men. The men had stolen fifty cattle belonging to Ben Chap man and his cowboys gave chase. They dosed in on the desperadoes ten miles from Cantonment and after a fusilade of bullets the bandits surrendered. The cowboys identified the cattle and swung the men up to the first tree with a rope. A label whs attached to their clothing warning other members of their fate if captured. THE OWNERS PROTESTED, But the Action of the Mobile Quarantine Board Was Sustained. Mobile, Oct. 23.—A protest of the own ers of the British steamship Acme Is entered against the detention here for violating the national quarantine regu lations, based on the fact that the vessel had a clean bill of health from Philadel phia. The vessel had, however, taken cargo near Santiago de Cuba for Mobile, and seems to have put into Philadelphia merely to get clearance, hoping thus to avoid Mobile quarantine. She was, how ever, detained the usual period, and the British foreign officer was appealed to. The procedure here, however, wras found regular. RAY M. MOORE SUICIDES Became Despondent and Used His Pistol Ef, fectually— Held a Prominent Position in the Southern Freight Office. Ray M. Monre terminated his own life at an early hour yesterday morning by putting a bullet hole through his head. The cause of his rash deed Is not known, tie was probably despondent over physical aliments. He boarded at the Hagle hotel, Second avenue and Twenty-fourth street, occu pying room 64. About 8 o’clock yesterday morning the chambermaid opened the door and en tered the room for the purpose of clean ing it up, as was her custom, and on en tering the room the dead body of Moore met her gaze. She noticed blood on the bed clothes and a hole In Moore’s head. She Immediately reported the matter to the proprietor of the hotel, Mr. Clifford, who went to the room and made an ex amination. The dead man was wrapped In the blankets and lay with his hands folded across his breast. A 38-caliber Smith & WessriYi pistol, with one empty cham ber, lay beside him. A bullet had en tered just above his right ear and passed! entirely through his head, coming out near the left ear. Prom this hole blood had oozed out and formed a pool In which lay the suicide’s head. A letter addressed to his father, W. K. Moore, Of Dalton, Ga., was also found in the room. Coroner Dusenbury was notified and proceeded to the hotel to conduct an In vestigation of the death. After viewing the body and making a few Inquiries he gAve permission for the body to be re moved and prepared for burial. It was turned over to Warner & Smiley, under takers, who took It to their establishment on Twentieth street and prepared it for shipment to Dalton, Ga., where the burial will take place. Monre was chief clerk to J. H. Garner, freight agent of the Southern In this city, a position he had held for several months, A few days ago he began complaining of pains in his stomach, and about 2 o'clock Tuesday he left the ottlce, saying he was unable to work any longer. Wheth er he went, directly to his room or to some other place Is not known. No one seems to know when he went to his room and the first knowledge of his intention to end his life was the finding of his life less body by the chambermaid yesterday morning. Two small morphine bottles, empty, were found on the bureau, but it Is sup posed he had used the contents to alle viate his suffering. The letter addressed to his father was opened later In the day. In that he stated that he had failed in his promise made to his father and mother to be" a better man. Ray M. Moore came to Birmingham several years ago and took a position in the freight office of the Georgia Pacific under Mr. Garner and by his strict atten tion to business and his adaptability to the work from time to time received pro motions, finally being Installed as chief clerk, a position he filled with entire satisfaction. He was a son of W. K. Moore of Dalton, Ga., one of the most prominent lawyers In that section of the state. He was a brother-tn-law of Dr. Hugh K. Walker, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church of thistity. A WORTHLESS BUILDING. The St. Louie Citv Hall Has Had $2,000,000 Wasted on It. St. Louis, Oct. 23.—As the committee investigating: the work on the partially completed city hall proceeds with their labors they find fresh evidences of fraud in its construction. The iron columns in the main buildings have been found to contain blow holes, which were con cealed by Iron, cement and paint; the trusses are insufficient to sustain the weight of the roof; the towers are be lieved to be unable to resist high winds; the tiling of the toof is defective and the building is without drain pipes dr sewer connections. In brief, the Immense piles of granite and iron which already cost the city over $2,000,000 is practically worthless as an official building and will have to be reconstructed. Must Show Conspiracy. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 23.—Judge Coble of the superior court referred to Solicitor Pou the letter sent to the four Mormon elders In this county notifying them to leave, and which they referred to Gov ernor Carr. Solicitor Pou says that un less the Mormons can show conspiracy to force them, to leave he cannot see howi the signers of the letter can be prose cuted. Died Prom the Assault. Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 23.—A special from Cole City, G-a., says Miss Maggie Henderson, who was outraged by the ne gro Smith, who was lynched a few days ago, died this morning from injuries re ceived at the time ot the outrage. WILL CLOSE THE MINTS No More Silver to Be Coined After November 1 EXCEPT f£BSIDIARY SILVER The New < -^ans Mint Will Be Practically Closed. ONLY ' 0 MINTS WILL BE OPERATED. vT - The IChctical Effect of the Order Is to Con vert All the Silver Bullion Held by the Government Into Gold Obligations. . Wa hington, Out. 23.—All silver coin age, except that of subsidiary sliver, has been ordered suspended after November 1 next by Secretary Carlisle. In carry ing out this policy the New Orleans mint will be practically closed and dismantled after that date, and Its seventy employes furloughed without pay. A letter con taining these Instructions as to discon tinuing operations at New Orleans was mailed to Superintendent Overton Cabo on Monday night. The practical effect of the action taken by Secretary Carlisle is to convert all the silver bullion held by th'> government into gold obligations. Under the parity clause of the Sherman act Secretary Wlndorn, In October, 1891, construed the law to mean that all Sherman notes Is sued against bullion were redeemable In gold. This construction of the law was concurred in by his successors—Secreta ries Foster and Carlisle—and has been In practical operation during the past six years. Under It 176,193,622 have been re deemed. i ne coinage or sliver bullion Into.stand ard silver dollars operates to prevent Sherman notes being issued upon them. Silver certificates, however, are Issued against standard silver dollars and are redeemable only Ini silver. Thus from the same base, the silver bullion, the Sher man notes became gold obligations, and the silver coined into standard silver dol lars and silver certificates Issued upon them become silver obligations. The sus pension of the coinage of standard silver dollars, therefore, leaves the bullion sil ver free from any further liability of conversion into silver obligations. The closing of the New Orleans mints lea.ves only the United States mints at Phlladelphla( and San Francisco In oper ation. At these mints only gold and sub sidiary silver will hereafter be coined, unless congress should direct to the con trary, and its action should be approved by the president. Of the employes In the New Orleans mint, thirty are women and forty are men. Secretary Carlisle for some time past has been considering the advisabili ty of stopping all silver coinage except that of subsidiary coins, and since he lias been the head of the treasury de partment only 4,882,324 standard silver dollars have been minted. Since July 1. last, only ninety standard sliver dol lars have been coined. The coinage of standard silver dollars during the past few years has been as follows: 1895, |3,9B0,011; 1894, $758; 1893, 95,343,000; 1892, $8,329,000; 1891, $27,0011,000. The total coinage of silver under all acts amounts to $423,289,309. The treas ury now holds of silver bullion purchased under the Sherman act 137,044,000 line ounces, the cost of which was $174,020,323. The coinage value of this bullion in silver dollars Is $177,904,000. If this bullion were coined Into silver dollars the profit of the government on Us coinage would be near ly $54,000,000, which sum could be paid for the ordinary expenses of the govern ment or against which silver certificates could lie issued. Under the act of 1873 the treasury holds of bullion purchased $665,459 in value. Hev. E. S. Trapier Dead. Charleston, S. C., Oct. 23.—Rev. K. S. Trapier, for thirty years rector of St. Michael’s Protestant Episcopal church of this city, died at Highlands, N. C., yes terday. Mr. Trapier was about 85 years of age, and for more than twenty-five years was active pastor of St. Michael’s church. His life was full of adventures. He was made midshipman In the United States navy December 21, 1831. Ho passed midshipman June IS, 1837, and lieutenant September 8, 1841. He resigned his com mission December 30, 1846, and prepared himself for orders In the Episcopal church, to which he was admitted In the year 1850. His longest service and his best service was performed as rector of St. Michael's church, of which church and parish he became as much a part as the stones In the floor or the bell In the steeple. He served as rector until about two years ago, when he was acci dentally disqualified for further active pastoral work. Bank Robbers Frustrated. Oregon, Mo., Oct. 23.—A daring attempt was made yesterday morning by two or more unknown men to rob the Citizens’ bank of this city. The building was en tered from the rear and then dynamite was used and the vault door was blown open. A charge of dynamite was applied' to the safe, which tore off the front and entirely wrecked the vault. This explo sion awakened the people In the block where the bank is located and the rob bers became alarmed and fled. Consid erable damage was done to the bank building. No money was obtained. Burned at Sea. New York, Oct. 23.—The City of St. Augustine, Captain Caskill, which regu larly trades between this port and Jack sonville, Fla., bringing lumber from the latter port, was burned at sea, eighteen miles of Hatteras, yesterday morning. The news was brought by the Ward liner Orizaba, which stood by the burning steamer for several hours, but saw no signs of the crew. It Is probable they; had taken to boats in an endeavor to reach the coast. The ccrgo is Insured. Populists Spring a Surprise. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 23.—It has Just de veloped here that the populists of this county have out a full ticket for county officers. Their nominations were mado at a meeting held several weeks ago at Dry Grove, a country precinct, and kept secret till time to print the ballots, when they dem nded and received recognition. Though a great surprise to the democrat ey, nd me fears the result. No populist will be elected in Hinds county. Death of Mr. Robert Mapp. Cape Charles, Va., Oct. 23.—Robert Mapp. a highly respected retired mer chant of this city, aged about 60, died suddenly laEt night of appoplexy.