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VOLUME 21: BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM, ALA., STATE HERALD. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895. NUMBER. 332. THE COMMODORE CUN GO But She Must Take Her Chance of Seizure BY SPANISH AUTHORITIES If Caught in Spanish Waters With Arms and Ammunition Aboard. THE PRESIDENT HAS MOVED AGAIN But Will Go to the White House When His Presence Is Necessary—The Lomsi r.na Sugar Claims Will Now Be Pushed. Washington, Oct. 2.—Attornoy-Oeneral Harmon was notified this afternoon of the release of the steamer Commodore at Wilmington. N. C., with the crew and cargo. The Commodore was seized on account of having aboard arms and am munition supposed to be for the use of the Cuban insurgents. The department of justice some time ago ordered the re lease of the vessel, but the order was subsequently revoked and the case left with the United States court for adjudi cation. The court today decided the Commodore to have been improperly seized, and upon the order of the Court the United States marshal who was in charge of the seized vessel released her. There is now nothing to prevent her leaving the waters of the United States with her cargo, and she will have to run the chances of seizure by the Spanish au thorities If caught in Spanish waters with arms and ammunition for the in surgents. President and Mrs. Cleveland, their children and several servants moved from the White House today, bag and baggage, to Woodley, the president's country place near Washington. They will make it their home until the social season begins. The president will come to the White House every day when his presence is necessary there. Mr. R. T. Hill of New Orleans, repre senting the executive committee of the sugar planters of Louisiana, and Ex Congressman Myers of Louisiana called at the treasury today to confer with Sec retary Carlisle In regard to separating the Louisiana sugar claims from the Ne braska beet sugar claims, represented by the Oxnord Beet Sugar company of Ne braska," upon which the decision of the comptroller of the treasury was based. The Louisiana claimants take the ground that their case is stronger than the beet sugar claims of Nebraska, and they want Secretary Carlisle to hear them separate ly as to sending their claims over to the court of claims for adjudication. Mr. Carlisle, as he was on the point of leaving for Kentucky, could not consider the matter sufficiently to decide. The Louisiana people say if Secretary Carlisle will not send their claims to the United States court of claims they will test the constitutionality qf the law in the United States court of Louisiana first, and then if the decision he adverse will carry it up to the supreme court of the United States. Hon. Henry Jones Dead. Hon. Henry Jones, who was private secretary of the late Senator Colquitt of Georgia, and for a long time connected with the Atlanta Constitution, died sud denly this afternoon of typhoid fever. Mr. Jones at the time of his death was secretary to the executive committee of the Rimetallie league. He was quite prominent as a politician. West Virginia Editors. Tile West Virginia Editorial association gathered in Washington today prepara tory to leaving tomorrow for a week’s trip to the Atlanta exposition. The party, which numbered about 100, visited Mount Vernon today. A Favorable Report Expected. It is stated positively today that the re pert of the engineer commission which visited Nicaragua last summer will rec ommend the building of the Nicaragua canal. The commission's report will be In the hands of the president this week. While the commission has been reticent in discussing the details of the report, there are strong grounds Tor the belief that it will indorse the route already sur veyed, with some modifications; that it will recommend that the canal be built by the government and that it will esti mate the cost of the waterway to be at least $100,000,000. TO REBUILD THE UNIVERSITY. A Mass Meeting Adopts Resolutions and Takes Up a Subscription. Richmond, Va„ Oct. 29.—A mass meet ing of citizens was held in the chamber of commerce here this evening to take steps towards raising a fund to replace the university buildings. Governor O'Fer rall presided, and Hon. Taylor Ellison offered the following, which was adopted: Resolved, That a committee of seven be appointed from this meeting to me morialize the legislature of Virginia to promptly vote a liberal appropriation to restore the buildings, library and scien tific apparatus destroyed by the recent tiro at the University of Virginia, it r being the sense of this meeting that the / same general style of architecture shall be preserved as that adopted by Its Il lustrious founder, Thomas Jefferson. Col. John B. Purcell offered a resolu tion requesting that each newspaper in Virginia open a subscription list, and that each and every individual be re quested to contribute. Blanks were then passed around and the sum of $7930 raised. Among the larg est subscriptions was one of $3000 from . the Misses Stewart, and $1000 from Mr. Joseph Bryan. __ RTJSSI AN-CHINESE TREATY. A Dispatch to the Globe Confirms the Times’ Statement. London, Oct. 29.—A dispatch to the Globe from Hongkong, under today's date, says Weng Chi Ohuan, appointed last fall by Imperial edict to go on a spe cial mission to Russia, ostensibly to con gratulate the new czar. Nicholas II. upon his accession to the throne, but really to convey to St. Petersburg a secret treaty conceding the right to Russia to carry the Siberian railway through Manchuria to Vladivostock and to construct a branch railway from Tsltikar and Moudkden to Vladivostock. The dispatch in other respects confirms the Times' Hongkong dispatch of October 25 asserting the ex istence of a treaty between Russia ar.d China, giving especial military and com mercial advantages to the former, add ing that the Russian fleet of fourteen vessels arrived at Port Arthur yester day. Captured by Bandits. Constantinople, Oct. 29.—Advices from Alepho say there has been continuous fighting in Marash, ninety miles north west of Alepho, for the past three days. No details of the disturbances are yet obtainable. The situation in the Asiatic provinces generally excites uneasiness. A number of railway officials at Ilgun, on the Angora railway, including German and British, subjects, have been captured by brigands. The number of the cap tives and the amount of the ransom de manded for them is unknown. An Anti-Semite Klected Mayor. Vienna, Oct. 29.—Herr Leuger, the leader of the anti-Semites, was elected mayor of Vienna this morning by a vote of 930 to <4 in the municipal council. At least .30,000 people gathered around the town hall during the election, and when the result was announced It was received with shouts of Joy. Later, however, there were several disturbances in the streets, and many of the rioters were arrested. Will Be Lynched if Caught. St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 29.—A special from Tyler, Tex., says: Mrs. Leonard Bell, the 19-year-old wife of a farmer of that neighborhood, had been visiting her mother, and about dusk last evening started to walk home, a distance of half a mile. On the way she passed a cotton gin. where a number of men were at work. Soon after her mutilated body was found a quarter of a mile from her home at the side of the public road. There was every evidence of a terrible struggle, the body being almost nude. The (lend, after asaulting her. cut her throat from ear to par, and completely disemboweled her. Search is being made, and the fugitive, If caught, will be lynched. DEATH OF PETER ZINSZER. One of Birmingham’s Most Enterprising Citi zens Passes Away—A Firm Friend to the Newspapers. Death has taken away another prom inent and useful citizen of Birmingham. Mr. Peter Zinszer Is dead. He died at his home at Zinszer station, on the High land Avenue and Belt railroad, yester day morning at 2:45 o’clock. His malady was a complication of ills believed to have been superinduced by a close and continuous application to his extensive business affairs. He believed that the minute devoted to work should furnish rich profits, and it did for him. Work for him was pleasant and he never wore an ill temper even under the harassing stress of exacting business details. His cheerfulness, kindly spirit and wonderful energy were subjects of common remark, and though he succeeded in erecting a mammoth business his worldly prosper ity is of minor consideration in compar ison with the good deeds of his life, that stand as lasting monuments in the hearts of the poor and unfortunate who received Peter Zinszer's charity and mu nificence. None knew from him when he extended the helping hand to the needy except that it might serve to fur ther charity by example. Peter Zinszer was a consistent man and a consistent Christian. His action in any matter might be foretold on the rules of right. This honest and steadfast adherence to a noble standard stood a splendid guar antee about his name in the business world. He entered business in Birmingham eleven years ago and came here from Louisville, Ky. There was nothing idle about his establishment from the moment that he threw open his doors to our trade till his closing hour yesterday. The small furniture house caught the impetus of his energy and enterprise un til it reached mammoth proportions. About twenty weeks ago Mr. Zinszer was taken ill, which resulted in his death yesterday. He would have been 38 years of age next Sunday if he had lived. He leaves a wife and Joseph, his 17-year-old son. Mr. Zinszer was a prominent official of the First Presbyterian church. He was ready and willing at all times to furnish time and money towards the advance ment of church work of other denomi nations as well as to the denomination of his personal persuasion. He was esteemed and honored in the Masonic organizations, and was intimate ly identified with the Knights of Pyth ias and the Knights and Ladies of Honor. The Young Men's Christian association organization will lose an active and val uable member in his death. Funeral services will be held at his res idence Thursday at 1:30 o’clock, and at 2:30 o’clock the funeral proper will take place at the First Presbyterian ch'urch under the spiritual direction of Rev. Dr. A. B. Curry and Rev. Dr. L. S. Handley. The officers and deacons of the First Presbyterian church have been selected as honorary pall-bearers, while the ac tive pall-bearers have been chosen from the Knights Templar lodge. THE ORANGE CROP Is Short and Selling Already at a High Price. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 29.—Capt. J. A. Enslow, Jr., who makes regular business tours through the state, has Just re turned from the extreme southern part of Florida, where he has orange groves which were not hurt by the freeze. He says the crop will not exceed 60,000 boxes, all of which are far below the line of Tampa and Bartow. Nearly the entire crop has been sold on the trees at $2.50 to $2.75 per box. and several have been resold at a profit beyond that basis. To deliver these at Jacksonville $1 more must be added for hauling, wrapping, boxing and freight. Captain Enslow knows of several lots sold at $3.50 to $3.75 delivered at Jacksonville. He is of the opinion that most of the crop will go north and west. Ho knows of several car load orders already executed for western points for November and December de liveries. There hTfve been very few transactions in January deliveries. OPELIKA. A Brilliant Marriage-Minnesota Colony PaBa Through the City. Opelika, Oct. 29;^(Rpeclal Correspond ence.)—An interesting colony of people from southern Minnesota passed through Opelika yesterday en route to Asheville, Ga., where Ex-Governor Northen of Georgia lias established a large colony of northerners. There were ten people In the party—two familfcs of five each. They left Minnesota during the latter part of July in three wagons. The grand Jury found the county offi cers discharging their duly, with the ex ception of a justice of the peace In heat 8. whom they severely censured. Th=y fo'ind the affairs of the county in fair shape and especially complimented the register In chancery and circuit clerk on the neatness of their books. The case of the state vs. W. L. Car mack, who was indicted for murder in the second degree, has been continued by consent Until the spring term of 1896. Very little Interest is manifested in the case, as public sentiment is nearly all one way. One of the reasons for contin uance was the serious illBess of Dr. J. G. Palmer, an important witness. The impeachment proceedings against Probate Judge Robinson will come up before the suprejne court at Montgomery November 5. The Lee Fertilizer company opened up yesterday for the fall business. They are running at full capacity, employing thtr^ ty hands and working day and night. The- warehouse* here have received about 7600 bales of cotton to date. They reclved 21,000 in all last year, but will not get over 18,000 in all this year on account of the short crop. Opelika has not had but three-quarters of an inch of rainfall in nearly three months, and consequently the dust is stifling. Everything is covered with dust, and the merchants are being badly damaged. However, It has been perfect weather for the farmers, who have im proved the opportunity. One of the most"brllliant events in the history of Masonic fraternity in Alabama was the gathering here last night in the beautiful lodge rooms of Miles .T. Green chapter of the’order'. The meeting Was a special dispensation for the purpose of conferring the degree of Royal Arch Ma son on Candidates C. A. Cary, C. L. Hare and W. E. Delaj.. There were present the following distinguished visiting brethren: G. F. Erwin, B. F. Young, T. S. Crowder, W. B HagledOwn ahd L M Harris of West Point, Ga., S. A. Harris of. Camp Hill, H. Clay Armstrong and J. 13. Col lier of Montgomery. After the ceremo nies were concluded a magnificent ban quet was tendered the visitors by the Opelika chapteiy The occasion was a most enjoyable one, and was a red letter day for the Opelika members of the grand and ancient order. BLAST FURNACE. It Is Stated on Good Authority That the Tal ladega Furnace Is to Be Fired Up. It is stated upon excellent authority that measures looking toward the start ing up of the blast furnace at Talladega are in progress, with every probability of its being satisfactorily accomplished. During the past week tho representative of interested eastern parties has been carefully investigating the situation, and will, upon his return there this week, it Is claimed, report favorably upon it, provided coke and ore can be had as pro posed and certain other arrangements effected as expected. The product of the Talladega .furnace has always stood high In grade, and the opportunity to again procure It Will be njUlM with Joy bv many of Its fofmei patrons. A DOTIBIiE EXECUTION. Two Murderers Suffer Death by Electricity in Neto York. Dannemora, N. Y., Oct. 29.—A double execution under the law which provides that murderers shall meet death by elec tricity was successfully carried out at Clinton prison today, when George H. Smith and Charles N. Davis, both of Albany county, met death In the elec tric chair. The first tfl frfce death was Smith, who walked bravely Into the death chamber at 11:99 4. m. He did not falter or show the least emotion, but was quickly strapped Into the chair and at a signal from Dr. Ransom the current of electricity was tui rictj op, 1750 volts pass ing through him. This voltage remained on for five seconds, when it was reduced and continued for twenty seconds. Again It was Increased and allowed to remain for five seconds, and again reduced,- re maining for twenty seconds. When It was turned off an examination was made by the prison physician and several other medical men. He was pronounced dead at 11:44 a. m., just fiye minutes after he entered the chamber. The witnesses re turned to the ante-room, while the body was taken to the dissecting room, and at 11:56 Davis was conducted to the cham ber of death. lie faltered slightly as he came In sight of the chair, but it was Only for an instant. He was strapped into the chair, and at 11:57 a current of 1780 volts passed through his body, resulting in in stantaneous death. The high voltage was continued fo» six seconds, reduced and kept on for thirty seconds, then back to 1780 for five seeonds, reduced add kept cn for twenty seconds, w'hen it was final ly turned off. It. was Just 12:01 p. m. when he was officially pronounced dead. The entire time consumed from the time Smith entered tpe chamber until both were on the tables for t'h'e autopsy by tho physicians w»* twenty-two minutes. The aptopsy revealed nothing unusual in the make-up of either man. HELP FOB INSURGENTS. Carlos Cespedes With 107 Men Has Success fully Landed in Cuba. New York, Oct. 29.—Word has been re ceived at the Cuban headquarters here of the safe landing in Cuba of an expedi tion under Carlos Cespedes, which left Philadelphia October 20. The expedition arrived on the east coast of Cuba on the 26th, and disembarked without acci dent. The party is said to be composed of 107 men. The commander, Cespedes, is a son of General Cespedes, .hero of Yara and the first president,of the repub lic. The expedition carried 500 Winches ter rifles, 100,000 cartridges, 250 machetes and ten boxes of, War material, including a large supply of medicine. INSTRUCTING COLORED PEOPLE. Baptists of North Carolina and Negroes Are to Co-Operate. Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 29.—The official or gan of the Baptists of Notth Carolina to day announces that North Carolina is the only state In which the plans of co-opera tlon between the American Baptist Home Mission society and the home mission board in instructing colored people are to be first tried. The efforts will be heartily seconded by the Baptists in general. The American Baptist. Home Mission society, the home mission board and the Baptist (colored) state convention of North Caro lina are regarded as co-ordinate bodies, and all \y.ork undertaken,by them is with the concurrence of all. The plan Is adopted by the American Heme Mission society, and flic Southern Baptist conven tion and the North Carolina colored Bap tist convention adopted it heartily last week, belpg thp fits=t colored body to do so. The •■Min•fst»rs• Institutes," as they have been called, are. to be called here after "New Era institutes.” Charleston, S. C„ Oct. 29.—A special from Aiken. S. C.. to the News and Cour ier says: The Carolina, Cumberland Gap and Chicago railroad, about twenty-six miles Inlengjb. was sold bx-Special Mas ter J. E. fHafljpnd todsfo for W7.000. There were twfl bicWch*. MR N. 8 Evans and i Mr. J. T): Redbcflds. the lltlev represent ing the liondliSicers.,' Mr. Reynolds was the purchaser. WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE LOST Knocked Out by an Overwhelm ing Majority, THE REAL WAR HAS BEGUN It Will Be Waged Over the Suffrage Plan Itself. MR. PATTON HAS STARTED THE BALL And Senator Tillman and Others Will Keep It Rolling—Mr. Patton Roundly Scored the Negro Members of the Convention. Columbia, S. C„ Oct. 29.—After a fight lasting all of last evening and through today's session, the constitutional con vention at 2:15 o'clock took an aye and nay vote on the proposition to allow woman suffrage with property and edu cational qualifications. The cause of woman was decided by a vote of 121 to 20. “Uncle George" Tillman made a mag nificent argument of about an hour or more favoring woman’s suffrage. The debate was Intensely Interesting all through. Mr. Sleight Introduced an amendment to leave the woman suffrage matter to the general assembly. This will no doubt be voted down promptly. When the convention reassembled at 7:30 p. m. Mr. Sleignt onereu an umeou ment to section 3 of the suffrage article, designed to accomplish what had been voted down in a milder form. It was to allow the general assembly at any. time It saw fit to pass a woman's suffrage act. lie made a strong speech, but It was of no avail. The convention voted It down by a heavy vote, only forty-two votes be ing cast in favor of it. Thus died all pos sible chance for the cause of woman’s suffrage ever prevailing in this state un til another constitution has been formed. Thep the all important section contain ing the suffrage plan Itself was called up and the war began. Mr. Patton offered a substitute plan, the leading provisions of w hich were: 1. Every male citizen of the state of South Carolina of the age of 31 years, not laboring under disabilities named In this constitution, who shall have resided In the state two years and In the county in which he offers to vote one year next preceding any election, and who shall have paid all poll or other tax due by him to the state for the fiscal year preceding that Jn which he shall offer to vote, and Who 1n addition thereto: (a). Shall be able to read the constltu ttoq in English print and sign his name; oro —— " (b^ Shall have been engaged in the ac tive military or naval service of the late Confederate "States of Araerloa during the late war between the states, or (c.) Shall be the lawful lineal descend ant of a person who was engaged in such I service, and shall be alive at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall be a qualified elector of this state, and when duly registered shall be entitled to vote for all officers that are now or may hereafter be elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to electors at any election. Mr. Patton said he cnuld see very little in the-speeches made by the negroes be fore the convention. He granted a good ideal of what the negroes had said, par ticularly in the conduct of the negroes 'to their ex-masters' families. It was a complete vindication of the treatment given to the negroes by their masters. He reserved tlje right to doubt some of the things said about the negroes as sol diers and sailors. There was never a race which, coming from real cannibal ism, has over reached the slate of civil ization that the negro has gained In this state. Hut when the negroes proclaim that South Carolinians wore not brave and courageous In the revolutionary war justice demands that this statement shall not go unchallenged. He must not at tack history with untrue statements. The statement that South Carolina fur nished not more than fillOO men in the w'hole revolutionary war was absolutely false. Miller asked Mr. Patton if he had any - intng to give in me way or evidence, in God's name to please present It. Mr. Patton then recounted the glorious his tory of the South Carolina flag: the baltle in which it figured. He went on to detail the particularly brilliant and daring acts of South Carolinians in the beginning of the war. He quoted from Mr. Greeley's "American Conflict." If South Carolina had no troops In the war, tear those pic tures of Sumter and Marlon; they were humbugs. Oen. Henry Knox of Massachusetts was quoted, and other high authorities to prove that South Carolina furnished 31.000 men and more. Mr. Patton was particularly severe on the negroes. He then made a powerful speech against the subterfuge section ■ In the committee’s article. After speeches from the negro members In reply and several other members. Sen ator Tillman gave notice that tomorrow during the day he would call the prevl oun question on section 6, and ofcked all who bad amendments or substitutes to send them tonight so as to have them printed. Four wont on. providing for I he Australian ballot system. Senator Till man speaks tomorrow morning. Mr. Patton, in the course of his re marks tonight, said: Now these delegates admit that their race was unfit for the ballot. Jf these wallg could tell tales, they could tell of wild scenes of debauchery and negro misrule. I sav they were mainly responsible for this. They had It in their power to put a stop to these scenes and acts. They refused to go to the white neople of 1h:s state The white people of this state were hounded from their homes and driv en to the courts and tried without jurv. had to fight for their lives, with bayonets over them. They were seduced Indeed by the worst of white men. hut was not that the fata! defect In their argument, admitting that they were such Mr. Patton said: What better proof do we need yet to show that the negro is unfit to cast the ballot than this action in the last election? 1 regret to have to re fer, to it. Mr. President, but who have they chosen as their representatives, the type of their manhood, the flower of their civilization. I regret to mention it, I repeat, hut since the matter has been forced upon us. as we hava been sub jected to stringent criticism and refier. tlnn. I say deliberately that when the negro race this summer elected as th'lr representatives as the tvpes of their civ ilization a man whom the public ceeor.'s of Richland show to have been convicted of receiving a bribe in his official capac ity as state senator, and another man who the legislature of the spring of 1S76 elected to the circuit bench of this state, whom the goveraor of his own party re fused to commission upon the ground that he was steeped in every shame—I say when the colored race come before the people of this state and present them, as the principals of their civilization they have demonstrated that they are un worthy to cast the ballot. Congress ot Teachers. Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 29,—The congress of teachers appears to be growing in inter est. At all events the attendance at their sessions is increasing. Addresses are made every day by some of the leading educators in the country. Today Presi dent Whitman of the Columbian Univer sity of Washington; A. R. Montague, dean of the same school; W. F. Garrett of the Peabody Normal and Lawrence C. Hull of New Jersey were on the pro gramme. President Hull said that while he advocated the co-education of sexes and races In the north, he would not ad vise It in the south. Mrs. L. Crozier French of Knoxville read a paper urging a union of the wo men of the south. Mrs. Robert H. Cot ton of North Carolina read a paper on the "True Relation Between Women and the Government.” Heavy Loans on Cotton. New York. Oct. 29.—Statements that money has already been loaned In large quantities by New York banks on cotton in storage were confirmed today liy In quiry among cotton and export brokers. The loans have been made necessary to holders of cotton In warehouses by the prevailing market conditions, and they are said to be In a larger amount than ever before in the history of the trade. The approximate total of the loans al ready made could not be ascertained. The cash margin demand rules between lrt and 20 per cent. M0NTEVALL0. “The Industrial School for Girls Located Here and Here It Will Stay," Says Our Correspondent. Montevallo, Oct. 29.—(Special Corre spondence.)—We notice the article pub lished In your columns headed, "Monte vallo May Possibly Lose the Industrial School,” etc. We wish to say in Justice to Montevallo that the school was located here by the board of trustees and here it will stay. While we did not agree with them as to the overvaluation of our prop erty, and while they have seemingly put a heavy burden on us after the question was settled, we feel that they have the success of the school at heart, and the people of Montevallo will go more than half way to meet their requirements. We realize the prize we have won and the people of the state may rest assured that the required buildings or the cash will be forthcoming at the proper time. Monte vallo has the school and expects to keep it. THE RACES. Morris Park Results. Morris Park Race Track, Qnt.. 99 ».Thn bettors were on the alert today, and It Was an utter Impossibility for a detec tive or stranger to get odds or place a wager, and the layers of odds only did business with men they were acquainted with. The attendance was small, the races poor, the cold and raw weather being responsible. The Jockey club has decided, it is re ported, to license the postponed race at the Pimlico track, near Baltimore. The meeting will begin November and last eighteen days. The Saratoga meeting is back of the enterprise, it is understood. Summaries: First mce, six furlongs—Bon Ami, 190 (Simms), 4 to 1, won; Titmouse second, Sagamore third. Time, 1:18. Second race, handicap for all ages, one rri' and three-sixteenths— Belmar, 110 (Simms), 6 to 5, won; Lamplighter and Lake Shore ran a dead'-heat for the place. Only three started. Time, 2:02. Third race, Bronx stakes, six furlongs —Wernberg, 116 (Doggett), 6 to 1, won; Helen Nichols second, Harry Reed third. Time, 1:11. Fourth race, one mile—Hugh Penny, 108 (Reiff), 3 to 5, won; Dixon, Jr., second, Waltzer third. Time, 1:41. Fifth race, six furlongs-^Wishard, 109 (Reiff), 4 to 5, won; Au Revolt second, Patrol third. Time, 1:1114. Sixth race, welter weight, handicap, six and a half furlongs—Hawarden, 125 (Reiff). 8 to 1, won; Manchester second, Deer Slayer third. Time, 1:22. The stewards of the Westchester Rac ing association have suspended Jockey J. Murphy for the balance of the meeting for misbehavior at the post in the last rare at Morris park this afternoon. Results at Latonia. Cincinnati. Oct. 29.—The principal race of the day at I,atonia was the Covington selling slakes for 2-year-olds. It brought out the best field of youngsters that have gone to the post this-fall. Sherlock was the favorite in the betting, with Mobt laska next in-favor. Loki got away last, but came through In the stretch and won in a gallop by two open lengths from Mobalaska. The weather was cold and track fast. The attendance was large. Summaries: First race, one mile— Canewood, 104 (Clayton). 3 to I. won, Peabody second, Charley Weber third. Time, 1:43%. Second race, a mile and a sixteenth— I.obengula. 105 (J, Hill). 6 to 1. won: Eg bert second. Cash Day third. Time, 1 48%. Third race, a mile and a half—Pepper, 110 (Martin), 1 to 4, won; Blue and Gray second. New Come third. Time, 2:37%. Fourth race,.Covington Autumn stakes, value to winner $1445. five and a half fur longs—Hoki, 102 (.1. Hill). 7 to 1. won: Mo balaska second, Blue Ribbon third. Time, 1:08%. Fifth race, five furlongs—Dufra, 107 (TubervlUe). 3 to 2, won: Shuttle Cock second. Sugar third. Time, 1:03. Sixth race, nn» mile—Judith, 107 (V. Clayton). 0 to 5. won; Relict second, Re splendent third. Time, 1:42%. Preparing for the Negro Congress. Atlanta, Oa„ Oct. 29.—Extensive prep arations are being made by the commis sion of the colored department looking to the greatest possible attendance upon the negro congresses which will be held from November 11 to 23. The congresses will begin with a military display, which will take place within the exposition grounds. The colored troops will be re viewed by all the exposition commission ers. Excursions from all over the south will be here._ Domestic Troubles Caused It. Jacksonville. Fla., Oct 29.—A special to the Times-Colon front Reddick, Fia., says: Yesterday about 4 o'clock Mr. Tom Shannon waylaid and killed Capt. John Williams. The killing was done with an old musket. Shannon gave himself up to the deputy sheriff today. The prelimina ry trial will be held tomorrow. Over a year ngn Williams killed Morris Lump kin. and was out on bond. Domestic troubles caused the killing. FROM THE CAPITAL CITY The Montgomery and Prattville Railroad Completed. MR. SM^H SUPERINTENDED V The First srain Ran Over Yesterday—Good Schedule Arranged. £? - SYND'^TE PURCHASES A TRACT OF LAND Col-jy of 2000 People to Bottle North of Mobile- 25,000 Acres of Land Bought. Cnptnin Adainr Gets a Good Job. Personal and Otherwise. Montgomery, Oct. 29.—(Special.)—Mr. A. M. Jackson, formerly of SI. Louis, but now of Sioux City, la., is in St. Louis in the interest of a syndicate which has pur chased 2r.,0C0 acres of land sixty miles north of Mobile, Ala. The movement was started about two months ago, and it is thought that by February 1 there will be 2000 people in the colony, says the Republic. A town is to be organized under the name of "Fonde,” wldch will be the headquarters of the syndicate. Mr. Jackson says that the land is sold cnly to persons who intend to go there and settle upon it. The winters through out the northwest, he says, are very se vere, and crops arc consequently af fected. It Is the lntentloa to devote most of the acreage to truck farming to supply the northern markets. The first of the col onists, numbering about 100 families, are expected to pass through St. Louis, com ing from Omaha. They have already In vested $125,000, and say they look upon St. Louts as their market, and Intend purchasing many of their supplies there. The Montgomery and Prattville Completed. The Montgomery and Prattville rail road was completed yesterday and the first train ran over it today. The sched ule which has been adopted connects with the Hirmlngham-Montgomery ac commodations north and south. The new road. In addition to being a great con venience to the people of Prattville, will prove a fin^feeder for Montgomery. Mr. Charles B. Smith of Birmingham superin tended the construction of the line. Captain Adams Gets a Good Job. Capt. Robert J. Adams, who has more friends than anybody, and who has for some years been connected with the Na tional Building and Loan associa tion, has been put In entire charge of the loan department of that prosperous con cern. The Job Is a most desirable one, And Captain Adams' friends will be glad to congratulate him. A School Teachers’ Excursion. A movement Is on foot to urrange an enormous excursion to Atlanta, by means of which, several thousand of the teach ers of Alabama would be enabled to see the sight® of the exposition at a small cost. Outside of the consideration of economy it is believed It will be agree able to the teachers to make the trip to gether. The matter appears to be In Its ir.clpiency as yet, however. Personal and Social. Invitations have been lssned by Mrs. N. D. Harnett to the marriage of her charm ing daughter, Miss Margaret Alita Har nett, to Mr. Samuel Tate Surratt Thurs day morning, November 7, at 7 o’clock at St. John’s church. Miss Barnett is a lovely young lady, possessing many charms of manner and person, and Mr. Surratt is one of the best known and most popular young railroad men in the city. The many friends In tills city*>f Dr. S. Dana Hubbard welcome he and his beau tiful bride on a visit to his old home in this city. Dr. Hubbard is an old Mont gomery boy, went to New York, where he graduated in medicine with the highest honors, and where he has permanently lo cated and Is gaining distinction in his chosen profession. His marriage a few days ago to Miss Moneli of New York, and a bright, beautiful young woman of that city, only evidences his social and professional popularity in his adopted home. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard are viel comed to Montgomery by Mr. Hub bard’s many old friends and well wishers. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Murphy of Balti more are on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. W. S. Doran, on Sayre street. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy will probably spend a month in Montgomery. Mr. Daniel A. (Ireen of Birmingham was a visitor to the city today.' Col. Marshal H. Molton of Birming ham spent Monday with friends in Mont gomery. Col. Rolfe S. Saunders of Birmingham was shaking hands with his numerous fi lends here yesterday. Dr. and Mrs. J. R Gaston, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Davidson and Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Farley are among Montgomery’s no table representatives in Atlanta. A Borneo and Juliet Affair. Ft^-nklyn, O.. Oct. 29—William Sbaef fer, 22, and Sylvia McCabe, IS, were sweethearts tor over a year. Yesterday she went to his home to spend the day. Schaeffer says he had a revolver in his pocket. The girl drew the revolver and asked him If he wanted her to shoot him. Schaeffer said he did. According to his report the girl shot him in the right tem ple and he fell to tlie floor unconscious. He regained consciousness two hours later and found her laying across him with a bullet hole In her temple, lie summoned his folks, who found a note pinned to her breast, the contents of which have not been learned. The girl died at 11 o'clock this morning and Schaeffer is in a critical condition. The couple were alone in the house at the time of the shooting. A Heavy Fnilura. Phlaldeiphia, Oct. 29.—Isadore Suits, clothing dealer at Thirteenth street and Ridge avenue, assigned today to Simon Bacharach. J. L. Greenwald, attorney for the as signee, stated this afternoon that the as sets ninounted to $200,000, btit that the liabilities would exceed this amount. De tails of the failure are meagre. Mr. Greenwald’s explanation of the cause of the assignment was ’’bad business.” Lucia th j First. Galveston. Tex.. Oct. 29. -The British steamer Lucia, which arrived here this evening from Cardiff, will be the tlrst vessel to load cotton at this port for Manchester. She comes consigned to Fowler & McVltle. who will load her with about 0000 bales. She will be ready for tea in ten days.