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NUMBER. 335.
At t'le Rate of Five Million Per
The Japanese Minister Writes a Letter to Pres
ident Cleveland
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.
Done at our palace at Kioto the 12th dayl
of the fifth month of the twenty-eighth
year of Meizl.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
And Governor Oates Made the Appointment
• at Once.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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. . ....... ....
Holmes Submitted No Testimony
in Defense.
But He Hopes to Influence the Jury by
Doins; It.
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.
Progress on the Rebellion Records—Patents
Issued to October 29— Postofflce
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.,
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
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.
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.
Off for the Exposition—Personal-General
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
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.
Business Was Only Fair at the
£ e -
Biimingj^ Shows a Greater linprovement
s Than Any Other City.
p _
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.

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