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NUMBER. 384.
Felt Over a Large Area of the
United States,
The Shock Was ffrceptably Felt Throughout
This State,
The Seismograph at Washington Recorded
the Shock Which Lasted About 45
Seconds—Some Chimneys
Toppled Over.
Washington, Oct. 31.—The seismograph
at the weather bureau headquarters re
corded an earthquake shock of at least 45
Beconds’ duration here this morning, com
mencing at three minutes and fifteen sec
onds after 6 o'clock. The Instrument is
r.qt sufficiently elaborate to Indicate the
exact extent of the vibrations or their
direction and makes no distinction be
tween tremors in vertical and horizon
tal planes; but Professor Marvin, the
expert in charge, says there Is no doubt
from the duration of the shocks, as shown
by the instrument, that they were of
sufficient violence to be plainly percepti
ble. This is borne by the fact that a
number of Washingtonians discussed the
novel sensations they experienced early
this morning, long before it was gen
erally known that a seismic wave had
traversed a considerable area of the
United States. In many houses dishes
were broken and pictures fell from the
walls, but as far as can be ascertained
no damage has occurred to any public or
private properties.
The scientists of the naval observatory
find that no magnetic variations accom
panied the earthquake this morning. The
excedingly delicate Instruments of the
magnetic laboratory, which in times of
solar disturbances show minute details
of the disturbances, have been unaffected
by any unusual influence in the past
twenty-four hours. The observatory be
ing designed soley for securing accurate
time for nautical purposes, has no means
of investigating the terresterlal phenom
The f&ock Folt—Mosely Arrested—He Has
Told Different Stories.
Sulllgent, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—This sec
tion was visited this morning about 5
o'clock by a slight earthquake shock
which lasted several seconds. The vi
brations seemed to be north and south.
Ell Moseley, the man accused of the
murder of D. G. Holliday near Quincy,
Miss., was arrested and brought to town
last night. He lives about fifteen miles
from here in the edge of Fayette county.
It is probable that he will be turned over
to the Mississippi officials today. He has
told two or three different stories about
his movements. The general opinion is
that he is the guilty party. His brother
was locked up here this morning for hav
ing a concealed pistol on his person.
Two Distinct Shooks Felt-No Damage Re
Sheffield, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—The heav
iest earthquake shock ever experienced
In north Alabama occurred here at about
6 a. m. today. There were two distinct
shocks lasting about thirty seconds. I
cannot learn ot any damage done. The
shock was sufficient to awaken the heav
iest sleeper. The undulations seemed to
be east and west. A steady, but light,
rain had been falling for about ten hours
preceding the shock.
Bricks Shaken From the Roof of the Polk
House—Two Distinct Shocks Felt.
Decatur, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—At 6:10
o’clock this morning two distinct shocks
of earthquake were felt here, Bricks
were shaken from the roof of the Polk
house. People In the Bismarck and Tav
ern hotels were awaken by beds shaking.
At Hartselle houses were shaken se
verely, as also at Trinity. Two shocks
were felt all over this county and many
were uneasy for a time.
Considerable Shock—No Damage — Many
People Frightened.
Opelika, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—Opelika
was visited by a considerable earthquake
shock at 5 o’clock this morning. The vi
brations of the earth were plainly felt
for several seconds and many people
were awakened by the rattling and jar
ring of doors, windows and glasses.
There was no damage, but considerable
Very Perceptible—No Damage Dono--A
Good Rain.
Huntsville, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—There
was a very perceptible earthquake shock
here this morning about 5:30 o’clock.
Brick residences and buildings shook
and windows rattled. There«was no
damage In any way whatever.
A splendid rain fell last night, which
breaks the dry spell of six weeks.
Buildings Swayed and Windows and Boors
Florence, Oct. 31. —(Special.)—A severe
earthquake shock was felt at Florence
this morning shortly before 5 o’clock.
Buildings swayed and windows and doors
rattled, but no damage was done. Many
say there were two shocks, one quickly
following the other. A deep, rumbling
noise preceded the shock.
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Sufficient to Arouse the Sleeping Was the
Shock at Tuskaloosa.
Tuskaloosa, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—Early
this morning, some minutes before 5
o'clock, the people of Tuskaloosa were
aroused by the rocking to and fro of
their houses, which was readily recog
nized as an earthquake shock. No dam
age was. done.
Montgomery and (fadsden Shaken
Montgomery, Oct. 31.—Quite a number
of people report feeling a slight shock of
earthquake at this place this morning
at 4:30 o'clock. Windows rattled and
beds were shaken; no damage.
A special to the Advertiser from Gads
den, Ala., says people were aroused at
4 o'clock this morning by severe rocking
of houses caused by an earthquake which
lasted fully one minute. Several chim
neys were knocked down and dishes
broken. No houses were wrecked, but
much glass was broken.
The 8hook Folt at Hartselle—People Aroused
From Sleep.
Hartselle, Oct. 31.—There was consid
erable excitement here over a distinct
shock of the earth that occurred about
5 o'clock this morning. Windows rat
tled, doors were thrown ajar and people
aroused from sleep. There is no doubt
of It being a shock of the earth
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Light but Distinct.
Selma, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—There was
a light but distinct earthquake shock felt
in Selma about 5 o’clock this morning.
Only those who were awake felt it, the
shock being too light to awake those
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Only Slightly Felt at Greensboro.
Greensboro, Oct. 31.—(Special.)—Early
risers in this place felt perceptibly a
slight earthquake shock about 5 o’clock
this morning.
The Shock Very Peroeptible in Athens.
Athens, Oct 31.—(Special:)—A very per
ceptible earthquake shock was felt here
about 5 o'clock this morning.
At Jackson.
New Orleans. Oet. 31.—A Jackson,Miss.,
special says hundreds of Jacksonites
were frightened out of their wits this
morning by an earthquake shock, which
•shook houses and rattled windows for
almost a minute. The vibrations ap
peared to be from east to west. While
no damage Is reported the state officials
were a little dubious about remaining in
the rickety old capitol building, fearing
another shock or two might come and
demolish the old rookery. Reports from
the country and neighboring towns are
that the earthquake was general.
At St. Louis.
St. Louis, Oct. 31.—The most severe
shock of earthquake ever felt in this city
occurred at 5:13 this morning. The vi
brations w'ere fully fifteen seconds, ac
companied by a dull rumbling sound.
The trembling of the earth was so great
that many clocks Stopped, dishes rattled
and at power houses the electric car
lines' current was temporarily interrupt
ed. Reports show the shock was felt as
far away as Arkansas and Kansas.
At Atlanta.
Atlanta, Oct. 31.t-A very perceptible
earthquake shock was felt In Atlanta
this morning at 5 o'clock. Citizens gener
ally report that they were awakened by
a decelded motion of their beds. It laste«J
a few seconds and the motion was very,
slight. Reports to the Constitution from
points in north Georgia, east Tennessee
and north Alabama state that a slight vi
bration avas felt in those sections
At Knoxville.
Knoxville. Tenn., Oct. 31 —At # o’clock
this morning a rather severe earthquake
shock was felt throughout this section.
People were Aroused from their sleep and
crockery and moveable articles of fur
niture Were considerably shaken up. The
shock lasted several seconds.
At Kansas City.
Kansas City, Kas„ Oct. 31.—Two dis
tinct shocks of earthquake were felt here
early this morning. Houses along the
river front were severely shaken. Many
residents fled from the buildings in their
night clothes.
At Columbia.
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 31.—Specials to
the States from several points in South
Carolina report the feeling of the earth
quake shock this morning. It was dis
tinctly noticeable here, but alarmed no
At Michigan City.
Michigan City, lnd., Oct. 31.—A severe
earthquake shock was felt at 5:12 this
morning. The whole city was affected.
Windows were broken and people ran out
in their night elotjies.
At Springfield.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 31.—This vicinity
was visited by an earthquake shock at
5:11 o'clock a. m., which lasted fully a
minute and shook houses ih such a man
ner as to awaken everybody.
At Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 31.—An earthquake shock
occurred a few minutes after 5 o'clock.
The'shock was severe enough to shake
objects on mantels or desks in tall build
At Charleston.
Charleston, S. C., Oct. 31—There was
the slightest possible earth tremor here
today about 6.30 this morning. Only a
lew persons felt It.
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At Milwaukee.
Milwaukee. Oct. 31.—An earthquake
shock was felt here between 4:30 and 6
o'clock this morning, lasting over a min
At Asheville.
Asheville, N. C, Oct. 31.—What Is be
lieved to be a slight shock of earthquake
was felt here at 6 a. m. No damage.
At Dayton.
Dayton, O.. Oct. 31.—A distinct shock
of earthquake was felt here a few min
utes after 5 o'clock this morning.
At Oallipolis.
Gallipolis, O., Oct. 31.—An earthquake
shock shook buildings between 5 and 6
o’clock this morning.
In Canada.
Chatham. Owt., Oct. 31.—A severe shock
of earthquake waa felt here this morning
at G o'clock.
At Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Oct. 31.—A distinct earth
quake shock was felt here at 5:10 o'clock.
England-’o Foreign Policy.
London,Oct. 31.—Lord Salisbury, speak
ing at Woodford last evening, said: “My
mouth is rather tightly closed upon for
eign affairs, but If you are asking to
judge the foreign policy of the govern
ment I exhort you to remember that we
inherited that policy. We did not orig
inate it. For the sake of having a con
tinuity of policy In the face of foreign
nations we expect to do our best to carry
it loyally to an issue.’’
•The Duke of Eevonshire, speaking at
Leeds yesterday, said: It is Idle to dis
guise the fact that in both eastern Eq
uope and eastern Asia events are occur
ring and questions are arising which
jnay affect great interest^ in thU country,
find {he time may be approaching when
It will be necessary for us to appeal to all
political parties for sympathy."
Requisition for Crazy Bull Honored.
Atlanta, Oct. 31.—Judge Newman an
nounced today that he would honor the
requisition from Maryland for Crazy
Bull, one of Buffalo Bill's Indians. The
Indian's attorneys took' an appeal and
Judge Newman fixed bond at $2000. The
bund has not yet been made. , . . i
Will Open at Greenville Tuesday,
November 5.
Was a Former Member of the Law Firm of
Chilton & Van Allen.
Conceived the Scheme of Having Printed
Bibles Pull of Negro Angels—Sell
ing Them at a Profit—They
Sell Rapidly.
Montgomery,' Oct. 31.—(Special.)—The
county rair of Butler county at Green
ville will open on Tuesday next and con
tinue until Saturday; The fair this year
promises to be exceedingly Interesting
and unusually successful. The farmers
of the county are more prosperous than
ever before and they have on hand a
better supply of, fine stock and fowls than
formerly. As this will be the only fair
to be held in the state this year the neigh
boring counties will contribute liberally
to its support.
Lawyer Holley Is an Ex-Montgomerian.
It will be interesting to Alabamians to
know that Samuel R. Holley, the leading
attorney for James J. VanAllen in the
big $200,000 damage suit, was formerly a
Montgomerlan. He got his start here as
a lawyer Just after the close of the war.
He was a partner of the late William P.
Chilton, one of the ablest lawyers Mont
gomery ever produced. Many old Mont
gomerians remember Holley, the young
barrister. His ollicc while here was over
the present store of Lillientlial & Qosseu
An Ingenious Yankee.
There is a smart yankee here who is
making a barrel of money by a little
work and a lot of ingenuity. He Is a
book agent. He came from Connecticut
and has been selling books chiefly to ne
groes. He soon came to appreciate the
enthusiasm of the negro in matters of
religion. He found tHat in all of the il
lustrated Bibles thq pictures of angels
were colored white and he conceived the
idea of having a Bible made for the col
ored trade, filled to^pVerflowing with pic
tures of fcplohid angels. The books cost
him about $1.10, but He placed the first
large shipment at $8 each, payable $2.50
cash, the balance In monthly Install
ments. He is selling the Bibles as fast as
he can get them delivered.
Hr. Ottlcus O. Hay pood of Oxford, On.,
was married yesterday by his father,
Bishop Haygood of Georgia, to Miss Mat
tie Benjamin at th£ residence of the
bride's uncle, Mr. G. A. Lanier, of this
city.., Miss Benjamin Is a granddaughter
of the late Judge David Clopton of this
city and Is a charming and estimable
young woman. The groom Is spoken of
as one of the foremost young professional
men of Georgia.
William Fairly and Mai-t Strickland
were badly shot In a row that occurred
here about 6 o’clock this evening. George
Fairly is under arrest for the shooting.
More arrests will be made.
The earthquake shock was noticed here
by very few. Policemen report that they
noticed electric lights to be behaving pe
culiarly about- the time the shock vyas
due here. Several claim to have felt
the shock perceptibly. It was raining
-hard here at the time. No damage what
ever was done. Reports from Wetump
ka, Prattville, Selma and Greenville say
the shock was noticed perceptibly |n
those places.
He Prefers War Rather Than Accede to
England’s Demand.
.London. Oct. 31.—Information has been
received here that Captain Stewart, who
conveyed the British ultimatum to Ash
-jintee,- has returned to Acora, in the
gold coast colony,- from Commassle, the
capital of Ashantee. The king, he re
ports, peremtorily rejected the ultimatum
and declared that he preferred to go to
war, for which he was fully prepared.
The time allowed the king for a reply to
the'ultimatum expires to day.
Southern Producers Are Showing Their Sense
by Not Cutting Prices in Order to
Get Business.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 31.—The Iron Trade
Review says today:
Buyers and sellers In. all departments of
the Iron trade are scanning developments
closely. On the one side the drawing out j
of the present .Interval of quietness week
after week Is taken as a reason for fur
ther waiting, the view of buyers being
that the market will eventually fall off.
The waiting attitude Is noticeable among
the buyers of foundry Iron. Furnace
men have an opportunity to know that
the consumption is heavy and there Is an;
urgency about shipping orders, Indicating
that very little Iron is being carried In
foundry yards. They affirm that furnace
yards are kept clean, afld that therefore
when the present contracts run out, as
many will in the next two months, there
will be a simultaneous effort to cover
that will take prices above Jhe level.
Southern producers of pig iron seem to
agree in refusing to make any attempt
to get business by shading current**!no
tations. There ate reports of a firmer
feeling in some finished material lines,
particularly plates. While steel billets
are weak, the market for steel bars does
not appear to hav* shared In the feeling.
Billets and Bessemer pig have parted,
company, and the 37 difference has
shrunk to 35.50. The moderate sales of
Bessemer at Blttsburg and the quhjk/e-,
sponse of prices were followed bjf'anoM^r
relapse, and quotations of 315 valley f*f
naoe were made without transactions.
Billets have been a shade weaker, the
demand being light, while -the supply
of November and December steel Is great
er than had been counted on, with a very
dull market, 321.25 Pittsburg and 321.50
Cleveland are quoted. The feature at
Chicago Is the large Inquiry from car
builders. So far nearly all the orders for
cars have come from (astern roads, but
western are expected too be in -tbe,market
as soon as a rnjtwjber <sf them are very
short of rolling,, stock.
Will Be Over Six Million for
He Will Return Next Week to Kentucky
to Vote.
Tile Sugar People Have About Decided to
Test Their Claims in the U. S. Circuit
Court of Louisiana—Looking.
Out for Filibusters.
! _
Wasnington, Oct. 31.—The treasury
deficit for October from figures which
will be officially announced tomorrow
will be approximately J6,300,000. The re
ceipts will show 327,900,000 and the ex
penditures In round numbers 334,200,000.
Mr. Carlisle Has Registered.
Secretary Carlisle returned this morn
ing from Kentucky, where he registered.
He will return there next Thursday and
vote. The exodus of clerks and'employes
who intend to exercise the right of suf
frage in the November elections in the
several states has commenced. Those
living in Ohio and northern New Tork
have many of them already gone and
each outgoing train is carrying others.
Many of the high officials are already
at home. The exodus is said to be more
general than last year.
Looking Outfor Filibusters.
In consequence of complaints received
through Spanish sources of renewed ac
tivity among Insurgents in. the Florida
Keys the secretary of the interior has
directed the revenue cutters Winona,
Captain Abey, and Morrill, Captain Rob
erts, now at Tampa, Fla., to keep a
sharp lookout and make cruises through
the Keys for the purpose, if possible, of
locating parties there who contemplate
violating the neutrality laws of the
United States in engaging In a filibus
tering expedition to help the rebels in
Cuba. The revenue cutters McLane and
Forward are now at Key West and will
remain there until the trial of one of
the subordinate officers is finished.
Spain is strengthening her consular
service in the United States at every
point. This is obviously due to the Cuban
situation, particularly the-organization
of filibustering expeditions in this coun
try. Today the president granted exe
quateurs to three new Spanish consular
officers. They are Juan Patons Y Mar
tinez, vice-consul at New Orleans; Jose
'Maria Lluch, consul at Boston, and Juan
Vasquez, vice-consul at Key West.
Miss Flagler Indicted.
The grand Jury of the district this aft
ernoon returned an Indictment against
Miss Elizabeth Flagler, daughter of
Gen. O. D. Flagler, chief ordinance of the
army. She is charged with manslaugh
ter in the shooting of Ernest Green, a
young colored boy, last August, while
he was picking up a pear from under a
tree in the yard surrounding the Flagler
residence. Miss Flagler is now under
bail in the sum of 310,000 based Upon the
proceedings before the coroner’s Jury.
No new process will be necessary, the
district attorney states, to secure her
presence in court to plead to the indict
ment, and until a day is fixed for the
trial no proceedings will occur in the
Secretary Carlisle today Instructed
John D. Stocker, surveyor of customs at
Atlanta, Ga., to refuse permission to
James D. Portens, president of the Mex
ican Village Exposition company at At
lanta exposition, to contract with out
side parties for the service of seventy
, Mexicans who came with him from, or to
allow them to contract with outside par
ties away from the exposition grounds
tor their services. The secretary holds
that to permit this would be a violation
of the law creating the exposition.
The Louisiana people have about de
cided to test all questions arising out of
Comptroller Bowler's action In declining
to pay the sugar bounty appropriated
by congress In the United States circuit
Court of Louisiana. The two cases that
will be used to test the constitutionality
of the law are the cases of Andrew H.
Gay for 38,758.22 under the 35,000,000 ap
propriation and of Cleophas Legarde for
11,274.50 out of the 3238,000 appropriation.
He Says 150,000 Troops Are Necessary to
Quell the Rebellion and 75,000 of
Them Would Perish.
Madrid, Oct. 31.—The report of the In
terview with Gen. Martinez Campos re
cently published here has been severely
criticised In Madrid owing to Its mod
eration and somewhat pessimistic tone.
-In consequence of. this criticism the Im
partial correspondent In Havana paid
another visit to General Campos and ob
Italried from him the reply In response to
his Inquiries that the Interview as pub
lished was In all essential respects ab
solutely accurate. In the Interview men
tioned General Campos expressed his be
lief that the United States would recog
nize the Insurgents as belligerents,
tthough he had no fear as to the ultimate
'results. He also declared that leniency
towardB the Insurgents must prevail, or
160,000 troops would be necessary to quell
the rebellion, and even then 75,000 men
would perish.
Prince Ferdinaqjl Objeots.
Vienna, Oct. 31.—A dispatch to the
Neuve Weiner Tageblatt from the corre
spondent of that paper in Sofia says that
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria has de
clined to slgp the .draft bl the speech
from the throne, which contained a pas
sage promising the Prince Boris, Prince
Ferdinand’s Infant son, should be bap
tized in the orthodox Greek faith, upon
which provision all the ministerial de
partments haVe Insisted. In consequence
of Prince Ferdinand’s refusal to append
his signature to the draft the opening
Of the sobranje was postponed until 4
o’clock this afternoon and Premier Stoil
loff tendered his resignation to the prince.
The resignation has not yet been ac
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The Cabinet Nearly Complete.
Paris, Oct. 8L—M. Bourgeois has suc
ceeded In forming a cabinet, all the port
folios having been accepted with the ex
ception of that of the foreign minister.
The new cabinet U constituted as fol
lows: Prime minister and minister of
the Interior. M. Bourgeois; minister of
war, M. Cavlgnac; minister of marine, M.
Lockroy; minister of finance, M. Dou
mer; minister of Justice, M. Richard;
minister of the ,'colonies, M. Combes;
minister of public Instruction and wor
ship, M. Borthelo; minister of public
works, M. Ouyot-Dessalgne; minister
commerce, M. Meseurer; minister of agri
culture, M. Viger. M Hanotaux has defi
nitely refused to retain the foreign port
folio and It is the intention of M. Bour
geois to offer it to some one who has at
tained prominence In the field of diplo
Japan Evacuating the Peninsula.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 31.—The Novoe
Vremeya has Information that the Ja
panese are evacuating the Lioa Tung
The paper Is also informed that large
detachments of Mohammedan Insur
gents have combined and captured the
town of Lan Chau Fu, the capital of the
province of Kan Sua, defeating the Chi
nese and scattering them In all direc
tions. It is asserted that it is the inten
tion of the Insurgents to furm an inde
pendent kingdom In the territory they
have taken possession of. Numbers of
secret societies in central China have
joined the insurgent Mohammedans.
An Appeal for Irish Prisoners.
Dublin, Oct. 31.—The Independent pub
lishes an address issued by the Am
nesty association addressed to Irishmen
in the United States and Canada, mak
ing an appeal for aid in continuing the
agitation for the release of the Portland
prisoners, and also for the purpose of as
sisting their families and substantially
helping' the men who were recently re
leased from prison.
Paid Part ot the Indemnity.
I.nndnn. Get .31— It is reported that the
first Installment of the Chinese war in
demnity of $8,000,000 was paid to Japan
by the bank of England today, and that
representatives of China and Japan
were present, at the bank and formally
witnessed the transfer of money from
fine account to the other.
Mrs. Eustis’s Body En Boute Home. •
London, Oct. 31.—The body of Mrs.
James II. Eustis, wife of United States
ambassador to France, who died In Ire
land last Saturday, will leave Queens
town for New York today on board the
steamer Majestic in charge of her son, J.
B. Eustis, Jr.
Brazil Gives In.
Manchester, Oct. 31.—The Guardian as
serts that the Trinidad incident Is closed
and the government of Brazil no longer
disputes the title of the Brazilian Sub
marine Telegraph company to the use of
the idle as a cable station.
The Czarowitch Growing WorSfi.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 31.—It is announced
that the condition of the czarwiteh is
steadily growing worse. He is now con
tinuously confined to his bed and re
mains In a completely apathetic state.
The Leading Cities Will Send Big Delegations
to Atlanta to Compete for South
ern Trade,
Baltimore, Oct. 31.—The Manufactur
ers' Record reports for the week that
while the general business and indus
trial progress of the south continues to
make a good showing, the Atlanta expo
sition is for the time belr.g the central
interest. The leading business men of
Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and
other cities are forming an organization
for exposition trips, each city trying to
outdo the other in the number of people
who shall visit Atlanta. New York is
preparing to send down at least 1000 dur
ing the latter part of November to off
set the big movement which Chicago is
making to turn the trade westward by
means of excursion of 1000 or more of
its leading capitalists and business men,
which will take place in November, and
will include n*t only Atlanta, but a num
ber of other southern cities. Among the
enterprises reported for the week were a
line of steamers to be established by the
Southern Railway company between
Baltimore and Norfolk and the building
of machine shops at Alexandria by the
same company. In textile Interests a
$100,000 cotton mill at Montgomery, Ala.;
a $200,000 mill company at Atlanta; a
knitting mill at Barnesvltle and a hosiery
mill at Thomasville, Ga,, and a 5000 spin
dle mill at Gastonia, N. C. Iron produc
tion is Increasing and a large furnace has
blown in at Oxmoor, Ala.; one furnace of
the Maryland Steel company at Spar
rowspolnt, Md., will go Into blast this
week and another during the latter part
of the year. A saw mill, to cut 100,000
feet of lumber a day, Is projected at Fer
nandlna, Fla., to be built by Wisconsin
people, and a tannery at the same place
by Milwaukee parties; a rice mill at New
Orleans; a $200,000 water works company
at Algiers and a sugar refinery at Abbey
vllle, La.; a $60,000 company organized to
erect a tannery In North Carolina; a
clothing factory at Clarksville, Tenn.;
a $25,000 cotton seed oil mill at Luling,
Tex.; a $50,000 company organized to op
erate bridge and iron construction works
at Roanoke, Vo.; a wood working plant
at Frederloksburg, Va. The railroad bus
iness and bank clearings throughout the
south continue to Increase, showing a
stoady expansion in the volume of trade,
while the general outlook promises a
continuation of the Improvements now
In progress.
Drew Out the Largest Crowd Since tho Er.
position Opened.
Atlanta, Oct. 31.—Atlanta day at the
exposition was ushered In by an earth
quake and a rain storm. The former
rolled the citizens out of bed at 5 o’clock
and the rain stopped during the fore
noon. So despite the unpromising pros
fiects the day turned out to be the best
n point of attendance the exposition has
had. The gate receipts went away ahead
of liberty bell or Cleveland day. All the
stores, factories and other places of busi
ness closed, the mayor having declared
It a holl4ay. Public schools were closed,
too, and the city’s streets were as unbusi
nesslike as they are on Sunday. To
night the grounds were illuminated.
A Skate Factory Burned.
Newark, N. J., Oct. 31.—J. Loewen
trabue’s roller and Ice skate factory,
four-story brick structure, burned this
morning. Fire originated In the engine
room and swept through stair walls to
roof. Thousands of gross of skates were
destroyed along with $75,000 worth of
machinery. Loss, $210,000; Insurance,
$78,000. Three hundred and fifty em
ployes are thrown out of work.
They Sympathize With Cuba.
St. AugusUne, Fla., Oct. 31.—The city
council unanimously passed a resolution
expressing sympathy for the Cubans In
their efforts to throw off the Spanish yoke
and calling on the United States govern
ment to recognize the insurgents as bel
ligerents. .. ... ... .
He Will Soon Be Created a Car
Says He Will Confer the Berctta Upon the
/ Delegate.
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The jfc ation of Monsignor Satolli Will
r* Effect His Present Relations.
He Will Continue to Live
in America.
Washington, Oct. 31.—The reports that
Monsignor Satolli, apostolic delegate to
the United States, was to receive addi
tional honor at the hands of Pope Leo
XIII were verified at the legation today
when Dr. Rooker, the delegate's secre
tary, officially announced that Monsignor
Satolli would be created a cardinal at
the consistory to be held in Rome about
the middle of November. The date of the
convocation has not yet been promul
gated, but Monslgnor Satolli will not go
to Rome for the purpose of being in
vested with the new Insignia of his new
office. Cardinal Gibbons will act for the
pope, and Monsignor Sharrettl, auditor
of the papal legation, will act as papal
ablegate on the occasion. The beretta
will be brought from Rome by a mem
ber of the noble guard and delivered to
Monslgnor Sbarrettl, who will consign It
to Cardinal Gibbons at the time of the
ceremony. The messenger carrying the
beretta will leave Rome the day after
the consistory shall be adjourned, and
the ceremony of conferring It upon the
new cardinal will he held probably early
In December at Haltlmore. The Informa
tion of the pope’s Intention was conveyed
to Monslgnor Satolli in a confidential let
ter from his holiness, which was received
at the legation on Monday last. This
inornng Cardinal Gibbons received the
fallowing cablegram from Rome:
“To His MoBt Eminent Cardinal Gibbons,
Archbishop of Baltimore, U. S. A.:
"I am happy to Inform you that the
holy father, having decided to confer the
cardinalate on the apostolic delegate,
Monsignor Satolli. your eminence will be
delegated to Impose the cardinalate be
retta, his holiness Intending In this way
to perform.an act gratifying to your emi
nence. RAMPOLLA,
“Cardinal Secretary of Sate.”
Immediately upon Its receipt the cardi
nal, accompanied by Father Magnlon,
rector of St. Mary's seminary, left Balti
more to go to Washington to congratu
late Mlnslgnor Satolli upon his promo
tion. They remained for a short time
dining with the monslgnor at the lega
tion and returned to Baltimore early In
tho afternoon.
The elevation of Mgr. Satolli to the
cardinalate, It Is stated at the legation,
will not affect his present relations. He
will remain In America, but after the im
position of the beretta he will take the
title of pro-delegate, the practice of the
church not warranting a cardinal in oc
cupying the position of delegate. The
honor comes to Mgr. Satolli almost co
incident with the anniversary of his ar
rival In the United States and his enter
ing upon the duties of papal delegate.
While the same advancement In rank is
usually given to representatives of the
pope at the various courts In Europe,
holding similar positions with Mgr. Sa
tolli, his comes at a period somewhat In
advance of the usual time and is recog
nized as a mark of approbation and ap
preciation by the holy father of his ser
vices In this country. The ceremony of
conferring the beretta, owing to the dis
tance from Rome at which the new car
dinal Is located will differ In detail some
what from those used In this connection.
The ordinary method Is for the pope to
send an ablegate from Rome to carry
the beretta accompanied by a clerical
secretary and a member of the noble
guard. In this case Mgr. Sharrettl, be
ing on the ground and of sufficient rank,
is named as papal ablegate, and if It is
necessary only to send a member of the
r.oble guard to convey the emblem of of
fice. It will be a repetition of the form
followed In Cardinal Rapollas’ own case,
when he was elevated to the cardlnate
while acting e.s papal delegate at Madrid.
The ceremony to be held In Baltimore
will be attended by a large number of ec
clesiastics of the church, especially In
this part of the country, and will doubt
less be a very brilliant affair.
Spanish Soldiers Routed.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 31.—A cable
gram to the Tlmes-Unlon from Key West,
Fla., says that It Is reported in Havana
that a battle was fought on Monday In
the eastern part of the Island between
Antonio Maceo and the Spanish troops
under Colonel Canlllas, In which the lat
ter was wounded and made prisoner.
The Spanish forces were completely
On the 29th a band of 400 Insurgents ap
peared at Mantanzas.
In the early part of this week a quantly
of arms was captured In the city of Ha
vana, said to belong to one Armentros,
a resident of Tampa, Fla.
A desperate battle Is reported from
Cardenas, In the province of Mantanzas.
The Insurgents drove the troops into the
cemetery, sitdated about a mile and a
half from the city, oyid killed and wound
ed many of them. The Spaniards report
the battle and allege the insurgents wera
A Pious Thief.
Raleigh, N. C., Oct. 31.—A day or two
ago a quantity of com was stolen from a
mill In Orange and pursuit of the thieves
was made. This has resulted In the start
ling discovery that Jarvis Williamson, a
white man of that county, who posed as
an earnest church member, was the
head of an organized band of thieves, the
operations of which he had conducted
for fifteen years. All other members of
the gang are negroes, and Williamson
and several of them are in jail at Hills
boro. _
Oentry-Patchen Race Postponed.
Charlotte, N. C~Oct. 31.—A special to
the Observer from Reldsville says that
on account of a storm of rain and wii|d
the Gentry-Patchen race has been post
poned till next Tuesday at 2 p. m.
The other events of the races at Relds
ville were postponed to Tuesday and
Wednesday. _
Another Cuban Kan Meeting.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 31.—Mayor
lOakle of this city has Issued a call to the
citizens requesting them to assemble in
the circuit court next Thursday evening
to express sympathy with the cause of t
Cuban liberty.

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