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VOLUME 21 BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUN DAY, OCTOBER 27, 1895,-TWELVE PAGES NUMBER. 330. MRS, J, B, EUSTIS IS 01 The Ambassador Is Too III to Leave Paris. FRENCH DEPUTIES SCARED A Bouquet Thrown by a Miner Was the Cause. FRANCE’S TREATY WITH MADAGASCAR A. Protectorate Established Which the Queen Accepts—The Sultan Gives Assurances That He Will Car ry Out the Reforms. rails, Oct. 26.—Mrs. J. B. Eusiis, wife of United States Ambassador Eustis, died sudenly this morning. Ambassador Eustis Is 111. Paris, Oet. 26.—Mr. James B. Eustis, ambassador here, is suffering severely from bronchial trouble. His physician forbade him to go to Ireland yesterday, when he learned of the illness of his wife, and will not allow him to go to the fu neral. Mrs. Eustis’ son and daughter were with their mother at her death, which, in view of the nature of her ill ness, was virtually sudden. French ofli cial circles and American residents in Paris express deep regret at the death of Mrs. Eutis and sympathy with. Mr. Eustis and his family. Mrs. Eustis was everywhere beloved and esteemed. Thought It Was a Bomb. Paris, Oct. 26.—In the early part of the sitting of the chamber of deputies today a spectator In the gallery rose to his feet and shouted, “Vive L,a France, vivo Carmaux, down with Madagascar,” at the same time throwing towards the ros trum a bouquet of flowers folded in a newspaper. M. Ligules and the deputies sitting near the tribune supposed that the newspaper contained a bomb, fled in all directions, returning shame-faced when the harmlessness of the contents of the parcel was disclosed. The man who created the scare was arrested. He described himself as a miner named Ter nez. He had worked In a mine In Hens, In Pas de Calais, he said, and had been dismissed because he had become lame in the pursuit of his duties In the mine. He had come to Paris to protest against his treatment, and his conduct had no other significance. Treaty of Peace Conoluded. Paris, Oct. 26.—The evening newspa pers here publish th'.' full text of the treaty of peace concluded by France with Madagascar by the occupation of Antanarlvo by the French expedition. The treaty comprises seven articles. In the first article the queen of Madagascar accepts the protectorate of France and that power accepts all the consequences of such protectorate, thus putting an end to the hopes of the parties who are advo cating the annexation of the Island. '1 he other articles stipulate that the French resident-genera! shall control all rela tions between Madagascar and foreign nations. France receives the right to maintain military forces on the islrnd and the French resident is to control the Internal government of the Island. The Hova government, is not allowed to con tract loans without the authorization of France, which assumes the financial re sponsibilities which Madagascar has heretofore contracted, but will assist In the conversion of the loan coiUracted In 3886 and also fix the limits of the Diago Surez territory at the earliest possible time. Armenians Burnt and Shot. Cologne, Oct. 26.—A native of Cologne employed on board the Austrian Lloyd steamship Venus has sent a letter to the Cologne Gazette from Trebizonde, giving the details, as an eye witness, of the re cent massacre at Trebizonde. In a letter, dated October 8, the writer says at least 600 Armenians were slaughtered, while only five Turks were killed. The Arme nian settlement was set on tire and the Inhabitants burned to death or shot. The Sultan’s Promise. Constantinople. Oct. 26.—Sir Phillip Currie, the British ambassador, had an interview with the sultan yesterday last ing an hour. The sultan assured the am bassador that he was firmly determined to carry out the projected reforms In Ar menia and Informed him of the Intention of the porte to appoint competent officials as members of the commission of the control of measures of reform. Later Klamil Pasha, the grand vizier, gave Sir Philip Currie similar assurances. Germany Won’t Intervene. Berlin, Oct. 26.—The dispatch from the Hong Kong correspondent of the London Times announcing that Russia has ac quired the right by a treaty recently con cluded with China to anchor her fleet at Port Arthur and connect Vladivostok with that party by railway, as well as securing other military and .commercial advantages, was cabled here and attracts considerable attention. Although the Russian and Chinese embassies here de ny any knowledge of the alleged treaty. It Is, In well Informed circles, maintained that the dispatch outlines the substance of desires formulated by Russia, which China will certainly not refuse. More over, It Is contended that the report re ceived from St. Petersburg today naming several officials In the Astatic department of the Russian foreign office who have Just received honors and decorations at the hand of the Emperor of China, clear ly Indicates that diplomatic transactions of some kind have recently been con cluded. Although the alleged treaty contains -provisions certain to operate greatly to the disadvantage of the commerce of Germany, It is very doubtful whether the emperor would Intervene, as his greatest desire now Is to be on good terms with the government at St. Petersburg. So strong indeed Is this desire that his maj esty agreed to be reconciled to Prince Henry, his brother, when he learned that the latter and his wife, formerly Princess Irene of Hesse, were on the eve of start ing for St. Petersburg and this, too, with out Prince Henry’s apologizing In any way for his part in the quarrel which tcck place between, himself and the kai ser on the occasion of the ceremonies at Kiel, in celebration of the opening of the North Sea and Baltic canal, the emperor being mindful of the fact that Prince Henry's wife is the favorite sister of the czarina and has great influence with lier. The Embassy Doubts the Report. London, Oct. 26.—The officials of the Russian embassy here say they attach not the slightest Importance to the Hong Kong dispatch published in the Times yesterday asserting that an important treaty of advantage to Russia had been concluded between that empire and China. At the embassy the statements contained in the dispatch are ascribed to an English source. The Double Dragon Conferred. St. Petersburg, Oct. 26.—The emperor of China has conferred the order of the Double Dragon of the first grade of the third class upon M. Shishkin, assistant of the foreign minister. Count Kaplist, di rector of the Asiatic department, re ceives the same order in the first class of the second grade, and M. Llssowsky, vice-director of the Asiatic department, the Double Dragon of the second grade, tbird class. Looking After American Affairs Washington.Oct. 26.—The United States steamship Yorktown is stationed at Che mulpo, the seaport of Seoul, the capital of Korea, where' she t» engaged In pro tecting American Interests. Officials of the navy department have been informed that marines from the Yorktown have been on shore, and while satisfied that Admiral Carpenter Is doing and will do everything that is right and proper, a cablegram wras sent him today to keep th< department advised of the condition of affairs in Korea. TO HELP CUBA. A Proclamation Issued by the Mayor of an Indiana Town. Anderson, Ind., Oct. 26.—A proclama tion has been Issued by Mayor Dunlap calling upon the citizens to meet Novem ber 1 to take action on the Cuban ques tion. The proclamation was prompted by the action of the Grand Army of the Re public at a meeting held Thursday night. They have started the movement to have mayors of all Indiana cities call mass meetings of the same kind and forward the voice of the people to the federal au thorities. They also pledge money and support to the cause. • FINANCIAL REVIEW. Sterling Exchange Continues High-The Corn Crop Has Been Discounted Too Far in Advance by Wall Street. New York, Oct. 26.—The New York Fi nancier says this week: There were no changes of Importance in the statement made by the associated banks of New York for the week ending October 26, the .principal features being the continued decrease in loans and the increase of $1,299,800 in specie. A large number of banks were below the re quired 25 per cent reserve on the pre vious week. The contraction in loans was to have been expected. There was some liquidation of loans from mercantile sources, however. The loans of the New York city banks at the close of the cur rent week stood practically at the same tigure reported on June 1. There have been marked fluctuations in the loan item during the period intervening, the highest point having been reached on September 24 last, when the loans were $20,090,000 in excess of the present figure. The immediate future of the loan mar ket Is somewhat conjectural, owing to the introduction of several new factors dur ing the past week. Orders were received by several for eign houses to place sums of money ag gregating several million dollars on time, but as the rate demanded was too high the money was employed on call loans, creating a temporary weakness In the market. Hankers who have given a good deal of attention to the question antic ipate a heavier demand soon from the south, but this will be governed to a greater or less extent by the price of cotton. The banks showed an actual increase of $991,800 in cash holdings during the week, tin loss of $.108,000 in legal tender being more or less compensated by the loans oif $1,299,800 In specie. The sudden increase in the latter Is not easily explained, but may be ascribed as much to local trans fers and the shifting of funds as to any oilier cause. The holdings of specie have shown an increase of over $2,000,000 since October 5, while legal tenders in the same lime have decreased in an equal amount. The changes, however, are not impor tant. The deposits for the past week show a falling off of $1,270,900 and the effect of the week's operations have been to increase the reserve $1,380,526. The statement as a whole is not encouraging, and reflects conditions which appear rather narrow. Hankers cannot believe that the hepvy movement of money is over, and a higher rate is looked for within the next week. Sterling exchange continues high, and we seem to be at a stage where it would take but little to turn the tide either way. One of the best known bank presidents in the west, writing to the Financier this week, says that Wall street has discount ed too far in advance the great crop of corn Just raised, and it will be twelve months yet before the farmers and rail roads get the benefit of this year's crop of corn. He further estimates that fully 90 per cent of the crop will be fed upon the farms, leaving only 10 per cent for ship ment. A TUG BOAT BLOWN UP. Severn! Men Killed and Wounded and An other Boat Wrecked. Chicago, Oct. 26.—The tug Morford, towing the steamer Ionia, exploded her bailers at 3;M» this morning in the river near Seventeenth street. The tug O. B. Green, assisting In the tow. was also wrecked. John Errlekson, fireman of the Morford, was killed; John Ferguson, cap tain of the tug O. B. Green, was blown up with the pilot house and is supposed to be dead; Daniel McRae, lineman, ankle hurt; Capt. John Culllnan, rescued from the river in a half drowned condition, will probably survive; Charles Dlx, engineer of the tug Morford, was blown to the deck of the Ionia and cannot recover; William Lynette, engineer of the tug O. B. Green, was badly hurt; Joseph Donnel ly, fireman of the O. B. Green, was slight ly Injured; Joseph Moffat, lineman of the O. R. Green, was slightly Injured. The body of John Ferguson, the missing captain of the tug O. n. Green, was taken from the river by the police at 11 o’clock. Cuba Day Postponed. Atlanta, Oct. 26.—Cuba day at the expo sition has been postponed until Decem ber 17 to accommodate some of the speak ers from distant states. The bicyclers of the United States are arranging for a great meet here Novem ber 30. Large purses will be offered. One thousand employes of the Plant Railway and Steamship system will be here Monday to celebrate Mr. Plant’s birthday. Mr. Plant will be dined at night by the exposition directors. The chief speakers at the Educational congress today were President Patton of Princeton; Charles A. Skinner of Albany, N. Y.; F. W. Parker of Chicago; Oscar Cooper of Galveston and Mrs. E. D. Kel logg of Boston. President Patton spoke on the curriculum of universities. UNCLE SAMVWAR VESSELS Canfiot Be Constructed on the Great Lakes, SAYS SECRETARY HERBERT Some Agreement With England at the Bot tom of It. MR. O'BRIEN GIVES UP A GOOD PLACE To Become a Newspaper Correspondent. The President Commuted Overstreet’s Sentence, But Denied Miller’s Application for Pardon. Washington, Oct- 26.—Secretary Her bert decided this ovening that In view of the agreement between the United States and Great TlHtaln In respect to war ves sels on the grpkt Igkes he would not award the contract for the construction of one of the gunboats authorized by the last congress to the Detroit Dry Dock company. Speaking of the decision, Sec retary Herbert said; "I based my deci sion on a precedent established by Sec retary Tracey in a case where a ship building firm at a port on the great lakes was the lowest bidder for one of our na val vessels. Mr. Tracey made a brief decision on the subject, but I have gone Into the matter at some length. Mr. Don M, Dickinson submitted to the depart ment a brief to show why it would not be contrary to the agreement to award one of the new gunboats to the Detroit firm Appended to the brief was a letter sent to the senate by John W. Foster, then secretary of state, in response to a resolution calling for information about the agreement between Great Britain and this government. I have examined that letter and some documentary evidence and, finding nothing that would permit me to have a warship constructed at Detroit, I was obliged to sb decide. Mr. Cleveland Loses a Clerk. Mr Robert L. U Krien oi iyibsbiiumu setts,’ who during the last campaign acted as Mr Cleveland’s stenographer and who has since Mr. Cleveland s election been rated on the Whit* ltouse books as prin cipal executive clerk, has resigned to become the Washington correspondent of the Rostotl Evetiltig Transcript. Executive Clemency., T! the ease of W. n. Overstreet, con victed In Tennessee of forging signatures to postofflee orders and sentenced to two years, the president today commuted the sentence to Imprisonment for one yea-r, This commutation, the president says. Is granted In the belief that the punishment to be still suffered by the convict will Ire adequate to cause him to shun after nis release the use of Intoxicating drink and earnestly endeavor’ to regain his place in society and return to his duty as a husband and father. . In the ease of Henry Miller, convicted in Arizona for robbing a United States mail carrier and sentenced May lu, 1891, to ten years in the San Ruent prison, Cal., the application for pardon is de nied. Cholera Pying Out. Secretary Herbert has received a tel egram from Commander TMgman of the gunboat Tienningtoh in reference to the cholera epidemic in Honolulu. It is from Honolulu, via San Francisco, under date of October 26, find reads as follows: “Three sporadic cases of cholera In Hon olulu since September 18. No case since October 2. All restrictions on intr-r Island traffic removed October 16. But one case. Bennington.” HE SAW THE MURDERER. An Astonishing Statement Made by Durant to His Lawyer. San Francisco, Oct. 26.—The mysterious statement which Theodore Durant ad dressed to his attorneys, and over which there has been so' much speculation, was placed in the hands of the attorneys for the defense before Dtiprey made his open ing statement to the 'jury. Every effort has been made to keep these facts a se cret, but they have leaked out at last, and denials are without effect. In giving h1s sealed statement to his attorneys Durant made a special written request that it was not to be opened until after the trial, and then only after con viction. Tf the Jury brought in a verdict of acquittal, or If fliere was a disagree ment, then the document, with the seals unbroken, was to-be returned. The attorney^ dltj not know quite what to do. They sought the advice of others and finally determined to open the letter, and did so; ndtwlthsthndlng the Injunc tion which the atudent had placed upon them. What they read was a revelation. Their client had told them nothing of what he wrote In his letter. If what he said was true he should be the leading witness In the ease^for the state against a brace of 'murderers Instead of a man defending his own life against tremen dous odde. nt ilia anui ur nucvv tuc murderers of Blanche I^amonf, for there were more than one. He Informed his lawyers that when he ascended the uppef galleries of Emanuet church he saw the last details of a murder, He wrote in his letter that ho‘.snw. Rev. J. George Gib son and a young man prominent In the afTairs of the church bending over the body of Blanche Lament. How the attorneys accepted this state ment is best judged by their actions. They deny that they received the state ment. forgetting that they did not keep their own secret. Their client denies that he sent it. forgetting that he has gone so far in his original and sensational plan. A Police Shake Up. Fort Worth, Tegv Oct. 26.—The entire police force has been ahked to resign by the police committee of the city council. There will be a reorganization of the en tire department. *Tho result of a recent investigation had also led to the dis charge of the assistant chief of police, Charles Matkin, and Police Clerk O. A. FergUsfbn.' ' ’ ~ Alight Over 82. ~" Tailahassee, Fla., Oct. 26.—Jim Wil liams and Jeff W-illlams, colored, became Involved in a quarrel near the public building at 2 o’elode today, when, with slight provocation. Jim sprang upon Jeff and almost disemboweled him. The dif ficulty arose over J2. It Is thought Jeff will die. His assailant Is under arrest. Glass Works Burned. Glassbdl-o, N. J..Oct» 26.—The Whitney Glass w aides ot'fms place wer’ destroyed by fire shortly after 2;t>*clock this morn ing. Loss tlOO.OOO. LONDON CABLE LETTER England Has Her Hands Full at Present. ANOTHER ULTIMATUM OUT The King of Ashantee Will Have to Knuckle Under, ENGLAND CLAIMS TO BE AMERICAN And Wants to Form an Alliance With the United States to Inforce the Mon roe Doctrine — English Press Opinions. London, Oct. ,26.—(Cable Letter.)—In the absence of home events which might furnish material for newspaper discus sion, the papers supporting the govern ment are indulging in a prolonged and bellcose chorus of comments on all the foreign happenings in which Great Brit ain is Interested. In the meantime the government Is on the eve of opening an other little war. The ultimatum recently sent to the king of Ashantee, which he was given until the end of October to answer, has met with a prompt response In the negative unless there are further* negotiations. Great Britain not being disposed to further argue her demands, an expedition will start inland from the gold coast in November for Coomassie, the capital of Ashantee. The ultimatum forwarded by the government demands that a British agent and an armed es cort reside* in the capital, the demand be ing based on the charge that the king permits human sacrifice, contrary to his treaty obligations. The king objects to having a British agent in his domin ions, believing that this would be the llrst step towards annexation. None of the English papers have a word to say against the expedition, but the Aborig ines Protective society is beginning to raise its voice in behalf of the native Ashantee. niuuiui me .. Imous in their expressions with regard to the dispute with Venezuela. The papers declare that the different frontiers are due to Venezuelan aggression, and that the Schomburg line is now the minimum frontier. So far as the Monroe doctrine is concerned, Sir George Baden-Powell and other conservativa members of the house of commons have taught the press of their party an ingenious argument. The papers on Wednesday last publish ed a letter from Sir George Baden-Po«rell. In which he said that Great Britain was an established American power in the West Ihdes and all the great Canadian 1 ‘fluihlnions long -before the- United StaJ.es. came Into existence, and in British Hon duras and British Guinea since early In this century. British interests were dom iciled in America before the United States whs ever dreamed of. It is as an Ameri can power that Great Britain has the duty privilege of working with other American powers to enforce- the respect for international obligations and to pro mote the prosperity of those portions of the American continent for which she ts responsible. The greater portion of the press, both conservative and liberal, Is begining to develop this idea with par rot-like complacency. The only notable hostile voice is that of the Tablet, the recognized and Inlluentiai organ of the Catholics. After asking why Great Brit- 1 ain persists in her refusal to arbitrate the questions in dispute, the Tablet today proceeds to say that as there cannot be an independent future for a British set tlement In South America, there could be no objection to allowing Venezuela lo purchase the British rights. This sugges tion fell heedless on British ears, for, as the Speaker today says, the British are destined to witness a revival of jingoism and for the moment the anti-jingo party Is virtually defunct. The Spectator today says It believes that most thoughtful Englishmen respect and approve the essential part of the Mnproe doctrine and do not desire to challenge or prevent its operation. The Sheffield Telegraph, the organ of Ellis Ashmead-Bartiett and the ultra torli s goes a step further and makes me amazing statement that a report was current In Washington Friday that the British government Is desirous of enter ing Into an alliance with the United States to enforce the doctrine against other nations. The proposed alliance, according to the report, would include a provision for the Joint construction of the Nicaraguan canal by the allies. It can be stated that nobody places any reliance in this report. In fact, nothing has been done in regard to Venezuela slnoe Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, the secre tary of state for the colonies, went to the continent. He Is now at Glbralta. Probably nothing will be done In the mat ter until he returns to Bondon, which he IS expected to do on the 2d of November. Prime Minister Salisbury Is closely watching the actions of Russia and takes very little interest In the Venezuelan dis pute, bevond giving his approval to Mr. Chamberlain's conduct of the British side of the case. Mr. Chamberlain Is un commonly tenacious of purpose and Is accustomed to having his own way. He 4oes not love the United States over much, though hts wife Is an American, but beyond his schemes for the expan sion of British commerce his present hob by is the development of Africa. It is not likely that he will entangle himself in a quarrel with the United States. If the latter persists in urging arbitration between Great Britain and Venezuela he will probably consent to this course be ing taken, otherwise the cabinet might outvote him on the subject, and the im pression grows that England has been a little too free lately in sending ultimat ums. The Graphic, an organ of the union ists, todav complains against the govern ment for'multiplicity of Its ultimatums, and In doing so the paper reflects the average public opinion. The Right Hon. George N. Curson, par liamentary secretary of the foreign of fice, boasted in a speech the other day that the torles, since they came into power, had greatly bettered Great Brit ain's position in the world. The Inde pendence Beige of Brussels, which is al ways an impartial critic of Great Britain, denies this, and asks: "What are the powers that Great Britain's recent men acing actions have not alienated?" The Times has recently complained of the growing hostility In influential Rus sian circles toward Great Britain and the Independence Beige «»vs that If this word "hostility” be replace# i»» ‘coldness and defiance’’ the Times would have the exact gauge of actual sentiments of Eu rope. and perhaps the world, towards the British nollcv. The saner asks: "Is that victory of which the tories boast?” Cable dispatches received here from New York state that the Hong- Kong and Shanghai bank has made large purchases of silver during the past two months. The bank denies having made sucli pur chases, and says it has received only the normal shipments. The lost silver it re ceived was In the form of Mexican dol lars, and came from San Francisco. A Collision on the Florida Central. Williston, Fla., Oct. 26.—A collision oc curred on the Mineral branch of the Flor ida Central and Peninsula railroad, four miles north of Williston, early this morn ing. The Florida Central and Penin sula passenger train was standing on the track taking water, when a South Florida freight train ran into it. The engine completely demolished the cab and coach. A dense fog prevailed at the time. Col. H. L. Morris of Morristown, a passenger on the Florida Central and Peninsula, was quite seriously injured in the wreck and was taken to Archer for treatment. The track is now clear. Found Some Human Bones. Savannah, CJa., Oct. 26.—The work of clearing away the hunted wreck and re storing the burned trestle of the Florid^. Central and Peninsula railroad over Pipe maker creek, near Savannah, was com pleted today. When the burned wreck age was cleared away a little pile of hu mfin bones was found, supposed to be those of a negro tramp, who was stealing a ride on the train, and who had been put off twice. There was no evidence as to the identity of the person. SAMUEL JOSEPHS DEAD. The Author of "Grover, Grover, Four More Years for Grover.” Philadelphia, Oct. 26.—Samue l Josephs, the well-known democratic politician of Philadelphia, whose composition, “Gro ver, Grover, four more years for Grover,” Introduced and sung in the democratic national convention at Chicago In 1892, and which song become popular during the campaign in that year, died this morning. A WAR OF WORDS. Two Editors of Rome, Ga., Have Reduced Their Quarrel to a Very Unique Issue. Atlanta, Ga„ Oct. 26.—Philip G. Byrd and W. A. Knowles are editors of rival papers In Rome, Ga. They had an edi torial war for a year through their pa pers. Knowles says it was onesided, as he never referred to his neighbor until two weeks ago, when his paper, the Tri bune. denounced Byrd In sulphuric lan guage. Time passed, and the talk of a duel created much excitement in north Georgia. Byrd resigned his seat in the legislature, and it was presumed that things were coming to a crisis. A special from Rome to the Constitu tion gives a card from Byrd, in which he says he sent a friend named Underwood to demand a retraction. Knowles re fused to retract his language. Then Mr. Underwood sent a friend to Editor Knowles with a note asking, him to go to some point outaide the state to continue, the correspondence. This presumably meant a request for an opportunity to send a challenge. Byrd not desiring to Send one tn his own staterwiwte he would be liable to prosecution. Knowles refused to send a reply to this communication, and now Byrd says that Knowles, after declaring him a coward, will not give him an opportunity to get satisfaction. The position of Knowles is that, as Byrd appealed to the code, the code should govern, and under it the insulted party must demand satisfaction within a “reasonable time.” Knowles' friends say that a "reasona ble lime” cannot be extended to two weeks* It is stated that Knowles will not pay any further attention to the matter. UNIONTOWN. Richard Britton Succumbs to sthe Bullet of Metzer and Died Yesterday. Uniontown, Oct. 26.—(Special.)—Rich ard Britton, marshal of this city, who was shot on Monday by V. G. Metzger, died today at 12 o'clock. Up to yesterday strong hopes were entertained for his recovery by the physicians, but pertto netis developed and the end came quick ly. Britton leaves a wife and a little son. Metzger is still held in the city prison. His wounds are healing and the prelim inary trial will doubtless he next week. Distinguished legal talent has been en gaged on both sides. The funeral or Britton win taite place tomorrow at the Presbyterian church. The slump In the price of cotton played havoc with our local Napoleons of finance when the downward shoot was heard from. Margins were wired in with cheer fulness, but the demands of New York brokers became too frequent and we are not so happy as we were. Mrs. James P. Davidson left Friday for Memphis, where she is called by the critical illness of her sister, Mrs. Stur divant, formery Miss Julia Sharpe of Demopolis. The marriage of Mr. Lawrence A. Foshee, a prominent young farmer, to Miss Janie Phillips took place yesterday eveqjfig at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Miss Shannon. Only relatives and Intimate friends were present at the oer emony, which was performed by Rev. J. B. K. Spain of the Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Foshee have many friends in this city, who wish them long life and prosperity. Mrs. Henry A. Stollenwerck and her daughters, the Misses Cecile and Beat rice Stollenwerck, will leave in a few weeks to make their home in Itasca, Tex., with Mr. J. Webb Stollenwerck. Mrs, Stollenwerck has lived in this community many years and her very interesting fam ily has grown up among staunch friends, who dislike very much to see them go to the gTeat Lone Star State, which has already taken too much that is great and good from Alabama. Rev. Bertram Brown delivered the third of his series of lectures on the lives of the apostles on Monday evening to a large and appreciative audience. Miss Kate Corcoran, one of the beau ties for which the oanebrake is Justly fa mous. is spending Some days with Miss Minnie Nixon. Dr. Davis, the eminent Birmingham surgeon, came down on a special train Monday to consult with the local physi cians concerning the advisability of per forming an operation on Mr. Richard Britton. Dr. Davis thought Mr. Britton too weak to undergo the operation and returned to Birmingham on Tuesday. Mr. John S. Pope of Louisville and Mr. Carey Wood of Montgomery are in the city this week. Miss Adelaide Marx has returned from a visit to Mobile and Selma. Miss Florence Lister has returned from a protracted visit to her sister, Mrs. Cody, in Birmingham. Big Treasury Deficit. Washington, Oct. 26.—The treasury deficit for October so far is $8,589,500, but this will probably be reduced by Oc tober 31 to $5,500,000. DOINGS AT THE CAPITAL Splitting Out Legislative Timber Rail at a Time. GREAT HASTE MAKES WASTE To Move to a Fire in a Trot Is Not at All Satisfactory. SIN BAD THE SAILOR, AT MONTGOMERY. _ The ' r Babbi — Something Good Prom if c To Celebrate Their Silver Wed 'p, i:ng—A Most Delightful Event fe in Store—Personals. * ontfjomery, Oct. 26.—(Special.)— — imlnent umons the distinguished •^ung democrats of Montgomery county Ciho are mentioned In connection with the nomination for the legislature Is Mr. Wil liam W. Hill of the law firm of Hill, itoquemore & Rogers. Mr Hill Is a member of one of the largest and best old families of Montgomery county. Is a lawyer of marked ability, has been work ing for and voting the democratic tickets since a boy and has a great lot of warm friends in all parts of the county. Ho will be a sure winner If he enters the race, and he will serve Montgomery and the state well if elected. Great Haste Makes Waste. Montgomery has been greatly exer cised of late over the passage by the board of aldermen of an ordinance re quiring the tire department to answer llres In a trot instead of making the horses go in a bleak-neck run. Since the ordinance went into effect there have been two bad fires here, and they are charged to some extent to the ordinance, although it has affected the result In neither. The accident at the recent fire in Birmingham has furnished a good ar gument In favor of the ordinance. It appears that the majority of the people here are In sympathy with the reform. "Sinbad” at Montgomery. The production of “Sinbad, the Sailor,’’ at McDonald s last night was enjoyed by the largest and most enthusiastic audi ence of the season. The costuming and scenery are pronounced to have been the handsomest ever seen here. The beauti ful little opera house was crowded. Mr. McDonald Is treating his patronB to the best on the road this season. "Fewer and better" Is his motto, and It Is one that other southern managers would do well to adopt. The New Rabbi. Rev. Israel Joseph delivered his Inaugu ral sermons Friday night and Saturday morning at the Jewish temple before h large congregation, making a most excel lent Impression. He is a gentleman of rare Intellectual culture, a pleasant and fluent speaker and quite an acquisition to Kahl Montgomery and Montgomery society, who heartily welcome the young and promising divine to Alabama’s his toric capital. Dr. Joseph Is the guest of Mrs. C. J. Hausman. Something Good Promised. The many friends of Miss Margaret O’Brien of Birmingham, now on a visit to this city, will read with pleasure the following announcement from the IJe mopolis Express: “Miss Margaret O'Brien, the talented authoress and jour nalist of Birmingham, who is well known throughout the land as the authoress of ’Judith,' and especially well known in this section from her work on the Age-Herald, is soon to start a society paper In Bir mingham that will be a novelty In this state’s journalism. We learn that the pa per will be about the size of Puck and will be profusely illustrated. We look for ward with much pleasure to the arrival of the Initial number of this new venture, for we are sure that it will be filled wltli valuable and pleasant matter for the numerous readers who will hasten to se cure It.” Their Silver Wedding. Mr. Jacob Oriel, Montgomery's wealth iest wholesale merchant, and his excel lent wife are celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary of their marriage to- • night. Several hundred friends are gath ered at their hospitable and elegant res idence, and a feast of all of the1 good things obtainable Is being enjoyed. A number of baskets of champagne are adding spice to the good cheer of the evening. Mr. Oriel Is the president of the Mont gomery Commercial and Industrial asso ciation, and has the congratulations of the whole community. Personal and Social. Mis. Emily Verderey Hatley is at pres ent entertained by Mrs. H. C. Semple at her beautiful home at 719 Monroe street. Mrs. Howard of Athens is now visiting her sister, Mrs. Gunter, on McDonough 3treet. Mrs. E. P. Morrlsettl Is again at home on Monroe street, after a delightful visit to her brother's family In Nashville, Tenn. Miss M. C. Farrier Is located for the winter with Mrs. Jackson In the hand some residence, near St. John’s, well known as the old Freeman place. Mrs. Ashwret is also located nehr St. John’s, between North Perry and North Court streets. Mr. and Mrs. John Bodine of Camden, N. J.. left on Tuesday after a brief but pleasant visit to Montgomery, where ,they have been the guests of Mrs. Daron, on Jefferson street. On Thursday pre ceding their departure Mrs. Daron gave a progressive euchre party, which was well attended and enjoyed. Miss Clara Horton, one of Montgom ery's fairest and most estimable young ladles, who was some few weeks since chosen as first assistant teacher In the high school of Eclectic, Ala., left Friday afternoon to assume the duties of her position. Miss Horton has many warm friends In Montgomery, who extend their best wishes to her. Capt. W. H. Graves of Birmingham was among the distinguished visitors to Montgomery this week. Messrs. Oenrge Whatley and Robert J. Stone, both of Birmingham, have been In the city several days. A Cuban Mass Meeting. Denver. Col.. Oct. 26—Mayor McMur ray and President Crocker of the cham ber of commerce have joined in the move ment to take public action in aid of the Cuban revolutionists by issuing a call for a mass meeting to be held October 3D "They deserve our support and aid," said the mayor, “and we must help them throw off the Spaofcb yoke.”