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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 21 BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1895. NUMBER. 335. At t'le Rate of Five Million Per Month. GOLD COIN IS VANISHING The Japanese Minister Writes a Letter to Pres ident Cleveland THANKING HIM FOR STOPPING THE WAR Several Able Department CleAs Are Pro mote'! to Responsible Positions—1The Trial Spin of the Katatidil Wes a Success. Wash ing I on, Nov. 3.—The delit state ment Issued today shows a net increase in the public debt less cush In the treasury during- October of $5,321,472. The inter est beating debt was increased $740. The non-interest bearing debt decreased $116, 632, and cash In the treasury decreased $5,437,364. The balances of the several classes of debt at the close of business October 31, were: Interest bearing debt, $747,561,560; debt on which Interest has ceased since ma turity, $1,681,670; debt bearing no Interest, $377,335,570. Total, $1,126,379,106. The certificates and treasury notes off set by an equal amount of cash in the treasury outstanding at the end of the month were $591,102,673, a decrease of $9 125,020. The total cash In the treasury was $812,137,010. The gold reserve was $92,943,179. Net cash balance, $37,004,819. In the month there was a decrease in gold coin and bars of $196,673. the total at the close being $143,360,838. Of silver there was a decrease of $4,694,385. Of the surplus there was in national bank depos itories $15,613,185, against $16,047,105 at the end of the preceding month. Letter From the Japanese Emperor. Mr. Shinichiro Kurino, the Japanese minister, paid a visit to the white house today and presented to President Cleve land an autograph letter from the em peror of Japan thanking the president and government of the United States for the good offices exercised toward bring ing about peace between China and Ja pan. The emperor of China sent a simi lar letter to the president some time ago. Mr. H. Kurlngo was presented to the president by Secretary Olney. He was also accompanied by Mr. Kelsherlrd Matsu, secretary of the Japanese lega tion. The text of the letter is as follows: “By tlhe Grace of Heaven, Emperor of Japan, Seated on the Throne Occupied by the Same Dynasty from Time Imme morial, to His Excellency, Grover Cleveland, President of the Uulted States of America Great and Good Friend: During the war between our empire and that of China, which has now happily been brought to an end by the conclusion of a treaty of peace, the diplomatic and con sular officers of the United States In China, with your excellency’s gracious permission and acting under your excel lency's wise 'direction* le-xtended their friendlv offices to our subjects In China and on many occasions afforded them succor and assitance. Again, as the war was nearing its final stage the representatives of the United States at ToTtlo and Pekin, by your ex cellency’s authority, provided the way wherby China was able to approach di rectly our government on the subject of peace, and it was through the facilities afforded by those two representatives for direct reciprocal communication between the governments of Japan and China that all the preliminaries looking to the open ing of negotiations for the definite termi nation of hostilities were adjusted. The manner in which those delicate services In the Interest of pence were performed left nothing to be desired and we take this opportunity to express to your ex cellency our high appreciation of these acts on the part of your excellency, os well as upon your excellency’s officers, acting under your excelle-ney's wise direc tion, which not only tended to mitigate the severities and hardships of war, and finallv to promote the successful issue or the negotiations for peace, but served to draw still closer the bonds of friendship and good neighborhood which happily unite our two countries. We assure your excellency of our high est regard and esteem. MATSUHITO. Done at our palace at Kioto the 12th dayl of the fifth month of the twenty-eighth year of Meizl. (Countersigned.) VISCOUNT MUTRU MUNEMTTSU, Minister of Foreign Affairs ueparinieuci i iuru in. The important legal position of solicitor for the state department, which was left vacant through the resignation of Mr. W. D. Dabney to accept the chair of law at the University of Virginia, was filled today by the president In the appoint ment of Walter Emerson Faison of North Carolina. Secretary Olney also filled an other Important place in his department, appointing Mr. Frank A. Branagan of Ohio as chief of the bureau of accounts, the position which Mr. Francis Kleck hoefer resigned last week as a result of the investigation into the conduct of his office. Both appointments were made on merit and both appointees entered the service of the government under civil ser vice rules. Mr Faison has been chief of the con sular bureau of the state department for two years. Ou receiving appointment to a clerical position as the result of a com petitive examination he was assigned to the consular bureau and was gradually advanced to its head. He is a lawyer and has had considerable experience In the work which the solicitor Isi called on to perform. Mr. Branagan. like Mr. Faison, Is a young man. A clerical position in the treasury department was his first assign ment under the civil service and he served there for a few. years. During Mr. Cleveland’s first administration Mr. Branagan was made appointment clerk of the department of justice as tlie result of an examination into the clerical rec ords of a number of employes of the gov ernment. He held that position up to to day, exercising also the duties of dis bursing officer of the attorney-general's office. When Mr. Olney was attorney general he was thrown Into confidential relations with Mr. Branagan and was Im pressed by his ability, and the appoint ment of Mr. Branagan to the place va cated by Mr. Kieekhoefer is a natural consequence of that acquaintanceship. A Successful Trial Run. A telegram was received at the navy department today from Captain Picking, president of the board which conducted the trial of the harbor defense ram Ka tahdln on Long Island sound yesterday. stating that the vessel was steady, with out vibrations at the topsail, well and carefully built and fitted. Engines per formed admirably; only the usual quan tity of water was used on the bearings; hollers made steam rapidly and in suffi cient quantity: weather promised well at start, but on the return run there was a stiff breeze ahead, driving spray heaving over the vessel and made some surface sea. Steering gear thoroughly efficient. The vessel steered and turned well. Time of shifting the helm seventeen sec onds. Tidal observations not yet in. Republican Caucus Called. It is understood that Representative Warren B. Hooker of New York, secreta ry of the republican caucus of the house, has issued a call fora meeting of the cau cus of the republican members of the Fifty-fourth congress to be held in the hall of the house at 8 p. m. November 30th. Nominations will be made for speaker, clerk of the house, doorkeeper, sergeant at-arms, postmaster and chaplain. The question of who will be nominated for speaker has been practically set tled. Ex-Speaker Reed will, without a shadow of a doubt, be nominated for this place by acclamation. The clerkship of the house, which is the most Important position, next to the speaker, will be warmly fought for. The gentlemen who have thus far made known their intention of running for the office are General Henderson of Illinois, chairman of the caucus committee, who failed of renomination to congress, and Kx-Hepresentative at Large for Pennsyl vania Alexander McDowell. For the doorkeepershlp W\ J. Glenn of Cuba. N. Y., Is the leading candidate. His only opponent will be Editor Tipton of Tennessee, who was a collector of In ternal revenue for one district of that state during Harrison's presidential term. No selections have yet been made for the positions of chaplain and postmaster, but it is generally conceded that a Kan sas man will be nominated for the former and one from Ohio for the latter place. EARTHQUAKE !N ROME. It Was a Little Late in Getting There, But It Got There Just the Same-Shocks Were Violent. Rome, Nov. 1.—This city was visited by violent shocks of earthquake at 5:40 this morning-. People were aroused from their slumbers and fled to the open squares and the, greatest consternation prevailed. The convent of Santa Maria Maggiore' was greatly damaged. A por tion of the outer wail was overthrown and part of the ceiling has fallen. One of the inmates, Azza Monk, was injured. The shocks were confined to the province of Rome. They were felt very strongly at Castelli Roman, but the damage there was not serious. Official observatory re port of the disturbances says that the first manifestations were slight trem blings which lasted five seconds. These be came more violent for a period of eight seconds and then became slighter for nine seconds. Clocks In the observatory stopped the moment the trembling be gan, each indicating the hour of 6:33. The direction of? the movements was from north to sttuth. The old tower of the ob servatory was damaged. The shocks created a great panic among the Inmates of the prison and mutiny was attempted. Troops were quickly called to the assist ance of the keepers and in a short time the mutiny was suppressed and order re stored. The pope was awakened by the shocks. He was perfectly calm, and after rising made haste to Inquire the news from the city. Investigation dis closes the fact that the damage done by the quakes is much greater than was at first supposed. Four palaces and the Rank of Italy were so shaken that they are rendered unsafe for occupancy. The Palasso Odescalchi, one of the fineBt pal aces in Rome, and five other structures of that character were also seriously dairflfged. The building of the ministry of finance was also slightly damaged. The quakes rang all the bells in the city. Windows were smashed everywhere. Will Prosecute the Rascals. Paris, Nov. 1.—The ministeres held a meeting last evening and decided upon a policy, which contemplates a searching examination in the southern railway scandals to the end of fixing the respon sibility for the misconduct alleged and proven. The cabinet also decided to sup port a proposal to submit the question involved in the Carmaux glass workers' strike to arbitration, to modify the Mad agascan treaty, to create a colonial army and to Introduce In the budget for 1896 a provision imposing an income tax. It was also decided to offer ft portfolio to M. DeCrae, formerly French ambassador to England. The offer \^as made, but M. De Crae declined. German Fleet Being Concentrated. Berlin, Nov. 1.—The ministry of marine has ordered the German Asiatic fleet to concentrate at Swatow and Amoy. The fleet consists of the barbette ships Kaiser, Irene and Princess William and the cruis ers Cormoran, Corvette, Arcona and the gunboat litis. Conspirators Executed. London, Nov. 1.—A <\lspatch lo the Globe from Its correspondent In Constan tinople says eight Albanian guards con nected with Yildz Kiosk have been exe cuted and twenty-four others Imprisoned as n result of the discovery of a plot against the palace. In which the guards were concerned. A BANK CASHIER ARRESTED. Charged With Robbing the Safe, Then Blowing It Up. Waco. Tex., Nov. 1.—A sensation has been created here by the arrest of A. J. Sewell, assistant cashier of the First Na tional bank of McGregor, charged with the robbery of the bank Tuesday night. Sewell, it is said, left the vault door open, ns it had a time lock. The steel safe in side was also unlocked by him by means of a combination. Fifteen thousand dol lars In gold and curerncy were taken out and dynamite then placed inside. The door was then closed so that the bolts projecting from the sides rested against the outer sides of the safe. Then the ex plosion followed. That the door was not fully closed is proved. Frank Henry, a blacksmith, was also arrested for com plicity, some of Ills tools having been found in the vault. Sewell is 21 years old and his family1 is one of the most prom inent in this section. A Peculiar Plea. Tiffin. O., Nov. 1.—Lee Martin, the mur derer of Marshal August Shultz, the cause of the fatal riot at the Jail here Sunday morning, was brought to this city today and arraigned. WlJn asked to plead to the indictment he coolly re marked that he "guessed part of it was true, but not all.” He will be tried in December. After the hearing Martin was quietly taken to the outskirts of the city, where he was kept in hiding un til the arrival of the northbound train, when he was returned to the Jail at San dusky. . .... „ ^ . To Succeed Judge Arrington as Judge of the City Court. VACANCY OCCURRED TODAY And Governor Oates Made the Appointment • at Once. A BIRMINGHAM ARTIST’S FINE WORK Sudden Death of Mrs. Mattie Richters. The Standard Ball Takes Place on the Evp of November 0, and Will Be a Great Social Event. Montgomery, Nov. 1.—(Special.)—Judge W. S. Thorington wae today appointed by Governor Oates Judge of the city court of Montgomery county to fill the unex pired term of Judge T. W. Arrington. Judge Arrington resigned ten days ago, it will be remembered, his resignation to take effect today, and as soon as the va cancy ocurred the governor hastened to (ill the place by the appointment of the excellent gentleman whom the bar had unanimously nominated. A Birmingham Artist. An artistically executed crayon is on exhibition in the handsome show win dow at Messrs. Goetter, Weil & Co.’s, the picture being a copy, faithfully executed, of Paul De la Roche’s celebrated painting of the execution of Lady Jane Grey, who was, though only 17 years of age, queen of England for nine days. The crayon, which is about half life size, contains five figures, the unfortunate queen kneeling at the headsman’s block, by her side a court clerical official, to the left two weeping ladies in waiting and to the right the grim and austere headsman with his cruel ax. This handsome piece of work is from the artistic hand of Miss Mattie Maud Lazarus, a talented young lady of Birmingham, who has presented it to her sister, Mrs. Mose Sabel, of this city. Miss Lazarus has been a close and conscientious student of art for the past two years and her productions show that she possesses artistic talent of the high est order. Died. The many friend* find acquaintances of Mrs. Mattie RlchtffS will learn with re gret of her sad death, which occurred yesterday morning at Gravida. Mrs. Richters was 38 years old. She had been ill for over a year, but was up and about' till a short time before her death. Her funeral will take place at Gravilla today. She leaves one son, Mr. Albert Riohters, who is a resident of this city. The Standard Ball. The annual opening ball of the Stand ard club takes place on the eve of Novem ber 6. The young members of this popu lar organization are looking forward to; this auspicious event with great antici pation. Personal. Messrs. W. D. Whitney and W. D. At kinson of Birmingham are registered at the city hotels. Miss Mary Kimball of Eufaula is in the city. Misses Rosa Hlrso.h and Mattie Maude Lazarus of Birmingham are the guests of Mrs. Muse Sable on Wllkersnn street. Mr. and Mrs. Louis B. Farley have re turned to the city after a visit to the At lanta exposition. Mrs. J. M. Davis and daughter have re turned to the city after an extended visit to New York. SHOOTING AT WARRIOR. Considerable Scattering of Small Shot, But No One Bites the Dust—Old Grudge the Cause. Warrior, Nov. 1.—(Special.)—William Fairley and Marion Strickland were both shot at this place last night about 6 o’clock. It is said that George Fairley did the shooting. It is claimed that George Fairley thought he was shooting at one DeWitt Blackburn, and shot his father and Strickland. All the parties are white miners and live at this place. It Is said that about seventy shot took effect In the two men, but that the shot were small, and that neither one is dan gerously hurt. George Fairley was promptly arrested. The trouble grew out of an old grudge, and is not on ac count of the present strike among the miners at this place. George Fairly was brought down from Warrior this morning by Deputy Sheriff R. G. Waldrop and put in Jail on two charges of assault with a weapon with intent to kill. It Is alleged that he shot two men, D. Blackburn and Martin Strickland, at Warrior last evening at 6:30 o’clock. Deputy Sheriff Waldrop says that a shooting affray took place on the main street of Warrior yesterday afternoon and that three men were shot. Some ten or twelve shots were tired, but exactly who participated in the affair is not known. It seems that Blackburn and William Fairley, father of George, were quarrel ing about something, when the son came up and. it is alleged, said he would take up the fight. At the same time, it is claimed, he fired his gun, which was load ed with squirrel shot. William Fairley and Strickland, the latter being a short distance away, were shot unintentionally. There was considerable shooting and it Is said that Blackburn also received some of the shot. None of the men were se riously hurt. It is said that an old grudge has existed between the men who participated ini the shooting. Blackburn and Strickland are working at Warrior, while the Falrlfy’s are among the men who are out on a strike. His First Job a Failure. Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 1.—Christian Schlehele, a trimmer of the City Electric Light works, was Instantly killed while trimming a light this morning. He had recently secured the Job and this morji irt? SUrted to work. A light hangs in front of hiB house and he asked his wife to come to the door and watch him trim his first lamp. The light was lowered and Schlehele took hold of both carbons. The current ran through his body, kill ing him instantly. He was a,bout 30 years of age. . ....... .... AT THE MERCY OF THE JURY Holmes Submitted No Testimony in Defense. IT WAS A DESPERATE MOVE But He Hopes to Influence the Jury by Doins; It. THE TRIAL DEVOID OF SENSATIONS The Defense Thinks the State Has Not Made Out Its Case Against the Pris oner, But He May Get Bad ly Pooled. Philadelphia, Nov. . 1.—Holmes today threw himself upon the mercy of the Jury. When the commonwealth closed its case this afternoon his attorneys announced that they considered the prosecution had not made out its charge of murder and they would rest their ease upon the evi dence offered by the commonwealth and submit no testimony in defense of the prisoner. This decision was made by Holmes upon the advice of a well known lawyer, who was at one time retained by the prisoner. The move seemed like a bold one, but was unquestionably done more in desperation in the hope of in fluencing the Jury and creating the im pression in their minds that being con scious of his innocence, and not having had time to prepare a proper defense, Holmes trusted himself to their own sense of Justice. In reality. Holmes has no defense. Not a witness has appeared for him and his black record would tell terribly against him even if he were able to offer something like substantial proof that he did not kill Pietzei. The com monwealth presented no direct proof that Holmes murdered Pietzei. Their chain of circumstantial evidence even was not as strong as was expected, and but for the admissions at various times or Holmes himself the district attorney would have had a most difficult task in proving the charge. That the common wealth hesitated to arraign Holmes for murder until the discovery of the bodies of the Pletzel children is well known. When the bodies were found the district attorney was then convinced that Holmes killed Pletzel, and that the murder of the children was the direct outcome of the first assassination. When the remains of the children were unearthed and Holmes made his admission that he had been alone in the house with the dead body of Pietzel Mr. Graham was satisfied and brought the accused man to trial. It was exepected that the case would be sen sational, but after Judge Arnold ruled out all the evidence bearing upon the murder of the children the most ghastly features of Holmes' series of crimes were eliminated. Instead of furnishing a sen sation the trial itself has been as dull and uninteresting to the spectators in the court as the rtiajority of ordinary murder cases are. Hut two incidents out of the theory have broken the monotony of the proceedings. These were the ap pearance upon the stand of Mrs. Pletzel and her pathetic tale of her journey with Holmes and the testifying against the prisoner of the girl that he deceived into believing that she was his legal wife. But nine witnesses were called to the stand today. The defense this morning had decided that they would attempt to prove that Pletzel committed suicide and was not murdered. Expert testimony bearing upon this theory introduced by Graham must have shown the attorneys for Holmes thrft the defense they had outlined would require greater resources to maintain than they had at their com mand. They further made two blunders ■today. Mrs. Pletzel was recalled to the stand to identify some articles of cloth ing belonging to her husband, and under cross-examination the defense atterfipted to show that she was perfectly cognizant of the scheme to swindle the insurance company and made the Journeys she took with Holmes. She was trying to avoid arrest for her share in it and was not seeking her children. Mr. Graham resented the form of examination indig nantly and accused the defense of at tempting to add to the woman's already heavy burden of grief. He showed by the witness’ statements that although ar rested for conspiracy no indictment was ever brought against her. and that she was discharged because there was no ev idence showing that she had any direct connection with the swindle. The questions of the attorney for the defense brought tears to the eyes of the broken-hearted woman, and her appear ance excited the sympathy of all. When she was removed from the stand and led into the corridor she was attacked by a nervous fit, and her screams rang through the room. The defense's second blunder was In endeavoring to elicit from Miss Yohe the opinion that she still believed herself to be the legal wife of Holmes. When Mr. Graham saw the drift of the questions being asked, he asked th" witness to tell the entire story of how Holmes had deceived her in the marriage and the lies and deception he had practiced upon her. During this re cital Holmes became confused, and hung his head in a shame-faced manner. Just before recess was taken Mr. Graham an nounced that the prosecution had closed its ease. During the recess Holmes con sulted his lawyers, and when they came to court Mr. Rotan boldly asked Judge Arnold to either discharge the prisoner on the ground that the commonwealth had not made out a case against him, or else charge the jury to acquit him. This Judge Arnold refused to do. Then they asked for a continuance for at least three or four hours In which to prepare their evidence. Judge Arnold refused to grant them this much time, but gave them half an hour. They retired with the prisoner, and upon their return Mr. Ro tan announced that they would rest their case upon the evidence of the com monwealth. He said they were satisfied that the prosecution had not proven the charge of murder, and they were willing to go to the Jury without calling any witnesses. It was then arranged that the closing arguments on both sides should begin tomorrow, and the court adjourned for the day. The closing argument and the charge of the Judge will probably consume the b’etter part of tomorrow, but the case will in all likelihood be given to the Jury tomorrow afternoon. In Cuba’s Behalf. Denver, Col., Nov. 1.—Under the auspi oes of the chamber of commerce a large and enthusiastic meeting of the sympa thizers with the CubanB was held last night. Mayor McMurray, Governor Mc Intyre, ' Rev. Father Oryan and others 'spoke at some length and were cheered 'uproariously. The speakers strongly ad vooated independence for the island, boldly deprecated the perpetuation of Eu ropean monarchies contiguous to Amer ican soil. Strong emphasis was laid on the fact that Spain was the first to rec ognize the Confederacy with indecent haste, and that action was urged as suf ficient to Justify the United States in ex tending belligerent rights to Cubans. The resolutions received from Chicago were adopted without a dissenting voice. Washington, Nov. 1.—Enthusiastic Cu ban meetings were held last night at Far go, N. D„ Ottumwa, 111., Decatur, 111., Marshaltown, la., Fort Wayne, Ind., and other places, at which resolutions of sym pathy for Cuba and calling on the gov ernment to recognize the insurgents as belligerents were adopted. Exposition Heceipts. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 1.—The treasurer of the Cotton States and International ex position has deposited for the trustees with the bondholders 25 per cent of the face of the bonds, and the trustees have given the two weeks' notice required be fore payment can be made. The fifst 25 per cent will he paid on November II. By the middle of November it Is expected that another 25 jjer cent Installment will be in hand. The prosnect Is that the recipts will be even lai ■ r, for there has been a 50 per cent Increase for the past two weeks, aside from the Increase du^to special days. A Lion Fight. Atlanta. Ga., Nov. 1.—Two of Hagen beck's lions fought on the Midway yester day, and a young one was knocked out. The old one threw the young one against the cagejind broke its skull. Toduy the younger one was brought to the city, and Dr. Kalrns, a veterinary surgeon, and five assistants trepanned Its skull. The lion was given ether and then was se curely boun'd, feet and head. An incis ion was made in the skull and the crushed hone was raised. The animal felt some pain, and lashed his tail, but could do no harm. Tonight he seems to be all right. FROM THE NATIONALCAPITAL Progress on the Rebellion Records—Patents Issued to October 29— Postofflce Notes. Washington, Oct. 31.—(Special.}—Pro gress on the rebellion records show the completion of t” first volumes of the se ries covering the final campaign of the war in Virginia and the Carolinas and in the trans-Mississippi region. The remaining volumes of this series will be In type before the close of the cur rent calendar year. Volume 1 of series 2, relating to prisoners of war, is ready for printing, and it is expected will be dis tributed in July next. Patents Issued to Alabamians. Clarkson B. Collins, Mills’ Ferry, Ala., wrench. Ernest Dreyspring, Birmingham, Ala., portable metal-heating furnace. W. M. Williams, assignor of two-thirds to H. C. Jernigan and G. E. Driver, Ope lika, Ala., automatic cut off mechanism. Postoffice Notes. Hattiesburg, Miss., Robert J. Collins, postmaster, is a money order office. A tri-weekly change has been made in the route from Liberty to Red Apple, in Alabama. A new office has been established at Mlsh, Covington county, Miss. The following fourth-class offices have new postmasters: Fairview, Ala., S. Baswell; Hood, Ala., O. A. Hood; Loargo, Ala., E. A. Brantly; Marble Valley, Ala., E. L. Boxley; Mul berry, Ala., M. E. Bragg; Richards, Ala., J. B. Brock; Sewell, Ala., S. E. Calhoun; Tatum, Ala.; T. R. Tatum. Pensions Original—Martha D. Hill, Rogers, De Kalb county, Ala. Original widows—Eliza, Henry county, Ala.; Fayette, Jefferson county, Miss. Renewal—Jesse R. Cantrell, Smithville, DeKalb county, Tenn.; John W. Mcln turff, Erwin, Unicoi county, Tenn. Increase—Henry Snow, Nashville, Da vidson county, Tenn. Original widows, etc.—Eliza Boxley, Nashville, Davidson county, Tenn.; Mar tha Ledhetter, Gassaway, Cannon coun ty. Tenn.; Rebecca J. Bowers, Scandlyn, Roane county, Tenn. BESSMER. Off for the Exposition—Personal-General Miscellany. Bessemer, Nov. 1.—(Special Corre spondence.)—Mr. and Mrs. Brun and their two daughters will leave for the Atlanta exposition one day this week and will return next week. Miss Dassie Morbet is the guest of Misses Emma and Clyde Mims; also, Miss Louisa Black of Birmingham. The Missionary society will give an en tertainment at the Methodist Episcopal church Friday night. A very serious accident happened to a negro this evening near the Louisville and Nashville railroad depot. He got his foot cut off. He lives In South Birming ham. Little Mabel Day Is very sick. Miss Velma and Ella Bergan have re turned from Atlanta. The Committee Named. New York, Nov. 1.—Mayor Strong to day made public the names of the execu tive committee of the Manhattan com mittee In connection with the Atlanta exposition. They are: George McMilo lan, Thomas F. Gilroy, H. L. Horton, James Stillman. Isadore Strauss, E. A. McAlpin. Samuel Spencer, John H. In man, E. L. Leham, Austin Nycholas, Henery Elliott, Daniel Appleton, Albert C. Hall, Samuel W. Fairchild, C. H. Webb, George T. Putnam, George C. Armstrong, Walter Stanton, John Sloan, George C. Clarke, E. R. Ladow, Isaac Brookaw, C. Tenny, Thomas Williams, William P. Clyde, F. S. Arnold, C. L. Tiffany, William Steinway, A. C. Payne, John A. McCall, and J. S. Caver Page and John C. Fames secretaries; Mayor William L. Strong, chairman. Galveston’s Deep Water. Galveston, Tex., Nov. 1.—As an evi dence of the ever Increasing depth of wa ter at Galveston bar the British steamer Mazona, which sailed for Hamburg to day, went to sea direct from the wharf, drawing 20 feet, the deepest draught of any vessel that has ever crossed Gal veston bar. The steamer was loaded down to her plimsol marks. Mariners and merchants are Joyful over the result. It was low tide when the steamer went out. Buffalo Bill Shuts Up Shop. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 1.—Buffalo Bill ends the season of his Wild West show here tomorrow night. His regular season closed last Saturday, but he came to the exposition for an Indefinite stay. The weather haB been Inclement for an out door show, and the management has con cluded to close and go into winter quar ters. _ Two Schooners Ashore. Washington, Nov. 1.—Frank Dean, United States consul at Naples, says in a report to the state department that the orange and lemon crop of southern Italy will be less than the crop of 1894, or about two-thirds the average. The trees, he says, are still suffering from the effects of the extreme cold weather of last year. THE WEEK!.™ REVIEW Business Was Only Fair at the South. IT FELL OFF IN THE WEST £ e - Biimingj^ Shows a Greater linprovement s Than Any Other City. p _ ALL vf S ARE TURNED TO THE SOUTH m Mo ^ activity 13 Been in Iron and Steel (a outlets, anil Cotton Goods Hold 05 Their Own Despite the Drop in Haw Cotton. New York, Nov. 1.—Bradstreet’s tomor row will say: The volume of general business has been smaller this week, due In part to drouth, although the widespread rains during the latter portion of the week have gone far to break the dry spell. West and northwest, the commercial de mand has been mainly for staples, but w'lth a falling off in demand at the west, notably Bostun, Bhiladelphla and Pitts burg. At the south general trade among Jobbers at most points Is only fair, and in some sections mercantile collections are very much slower with farmers hold ing their crops. Business at N9W Or leans at the close of the month is small er in volume, as is usual. Galveston re ports very little Texas cotton remaining In producers’ hands and receipts falling off sharply. But the general trade has improved somewhat at Memphis, Atlan ta and Augusta, and to a greater extent at Birmingham, where the output of coal and iron is much larger than heretofore, and the number of employes at work cor tespondlngly Increased with the pros pects that are more favorable than for months past. St. Louis Jobbers believe next spring’s business at the south will be the heaviest for years. Industrial lines retain the features of previous weeks. Production of Iron and steel runs at its fullest. Eastern advices are that dullness characterizes the shoe Industry and many factories are Idle. Business in wool has fallen off one-half. Manufac turers having filled immediate require ments they propose to watt until goods start up before buying. Recent weather conditions have helped retailers of cotton goods, which have remained tirm in price notwithstanding the break in quotations for raw material. Demand for window gla-ss continues brisk, as does that for coal. Bank clearings in the United States this week amount to $1,082,000,000, which is a falling off of nearly 6 per cent as compared with last week. The total this week is, however, 17 per cent larger than the week one year ago. Prices of stapled this week on the whole have been steady. Dun’s Review. New York, Nov. 1.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of trade to be issued to morrow will say: Failures in October thus far reported show liabilities of $11,120,488, against $8, 206.892 last year and $18,995,494 in 1893. Failures for the week have been 278 In the United States, against 249 last year, and 53 In Canada, against 50 last year. The rapid recovery in cotton and the rise in sterling exchange to the point at which the last exports of gold were made have not increased confidence. There is a little better demand for man ufactured products; retail distribution is fairly encouraging, and the closing of many works is less significant at this sea son than It might be at others. It is a time of waiting and uncertainty, which may naturally continue for some weeks. Cotton has risen to 9 cents again. Spec ulation turns for the moment on the dis position of holders to keep back their cotton, which may compel higher prices, some say, however large the ultimate supply may be. Receipts are at present very small compared with last year and it is stated that the banks here have more money loaned on cotton to enable holders to keep it without marketing than ever before. Exports and takings of spinners are small and stocks abroad and here are so large that consumers may he better able to wait than borrowers from banks. The tendency to realize on a moderate ad vance was shown on Thursday, though spot prices remain strong. The larger demand for manufactured products has held prices of cotton goods and even advanced some prints, in spite of the last week’s decline In cotton. More activity Is also seen In Iron and steel producth though Bessemer and gray forge, billets and plates are a little lower. Contracts for lake ore hang fire because wheat pays $2.25 for the room on which ore would pay $1.10 from the head of thej lakes. The nail commission reduced its November output to a third of its usual quantity required for renewals alone, which shows the enormous increase in the use of steel for building and other * purposes. Minor metals are a shade weaker and American tin plate makers are taking a good part of the business by selling at 10 cents below prices for foreign plate. The volume of domestic trade shown by exchanges through the princi pal clearing houses Is 17.4 per cent larger than last year for the closing week of October, but 22.8 per cent Ies3 than In 1892 and reflects in part the extraordinary speculation In cotton Women at the Fair. Atlanta, Nov. 1.—Mrs Ellen Henerotln, president of the Federation of Women's clubs, was presented with a chair and a gavel today. The women of Tennessee gave the chair and the women of Georgia gave the gavel. The latter is made of wood which grew in the Kennesaw mountain battlefield. This is the first confederation ever held in the south. Mrs Samuel McKinney of Tennessee presented the chair. Mrs. Henerotln made a speech accepting the gifts. Mrs. Edward Osgood read a poem. Mrs. Ella D. Clymor of New York, Mrs. Joseph Thompson, president of the wom an’s board, and Mrs. Alice Ives Breed also spoke. Mrs. Julian Ward Howe held an informal reception. She and Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood will be among the speakers tomorrow evening. A Short Orange and Lemon Crop. Washington. Nov 1.—Superintendent Kimball is informed that the schooner Edith of Boston, en route from Boston to Wilmington. N. C., stranded last night / off Little Beach station. N. .1. Th- crew was saved. The steamer Bertie of Pen sacola. Fla., from St. Andrews to Pensa cola. stranded yesterday twenty-five miles front Santa Kosa, Fla., station. The crew and three passengers were rescued in serf boats.