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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
_. ' - . j VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1895. NUMBER. 4. THE turnsJBE GATHERING For the Free Silver Independent Conference Today. POPULISTS WILL CONTROL The Day and the Republicans Will Catch Out Behind. MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Limestone Passes Resolutions Catting for a Crystalised Party—Resolutions Passed by Tallapoosa County—Prominent Speakers Are Expected. The freeballot-and-free-silvor-indepen dent-of-party r.onfererifce, called by Chair man Adams of the populite state execu tive committee, Capt. R. F. Kolb and others, will hold forth in this city today. The indications are that all the leading anti-deinocrutic politicians and a few of the faithful will be piesent to participate in the conference, which gives promise of being a very interesting, if not an ex citing meeting. The stormy scenes In the county meeting here last Saturday would indicate as much. The clans began gathering yesterday, and all the afternoon and evening the opera house hotel, headquarters of the populites, was thronged with members of that political faith, who had come in ad vance to see "how the land lays.” Among the most prominent populites and repre sentatives to be seen there were Chair man: Sam Adams of Bibb, State Senator A. T. Goodwyn of Elmore, Frank Baltzell of Montgomery, Editor A. P. Longshore of Shelby, W. F. Aldrich of Shelby, P. G. Bowman and Col. Robert Chisolm of Bir mingham, J. W. A. Smith, T. H. Aldrich and L. E. Parsons of Birmingham, J. M. Whitehead of Butler, Judge W. C. Robin son and Representative E. C. Jackson of Lee and others. A State Herald reporter talked with a number of the leaders yesterday, and from their conversations inferred that all was not lovely In the camp, though of course they tried to make it appear that no discord existed and that the confer ence would pass off smoothly and har moniously. When asked if Kolb's attitude with referecne to fusion would be discussed in the conference Senator Goodwyn said he thought not, as this was not a party con vention, but a non-partisan conference of men who favored honest elections and the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. It will be recalled by those who read the State Herald's report of last Satur day's county meeting in the Erswell building that Captain Kolb there de clared his intention to go before the con ference today and on a question of per sonal privilege resent the charges made against him by certain populist leaders recently and demand an Investigation of his conduct. If Captain Kolb Insists on this course It wjll more than likely precipitate a live ly row, according to the views of some of the gentlemen approached on the sub ject. Captain Kolb's^ agreement at last Sat urday’s meeting to discontinue his fight against fusion is looked upon by thosa favoring fusion as a victory for them selves and a defeat for the captain. The fact that Captain Kolb was placed on the delegation to the confeumce is looked upon by himself and frieflus as a personal victory. With both sides claiming a vic tory It is hard to say just what the out come at today's conference will be with regard to the captain. Senator Goodwyn in an interview with a State Herald reporter said he had op posed such a conference being held at the present time, preferring that the popu lists and their allies wait until spring, when he hopes dissensions and disap pointments In the democratic party will enable them to draw recruits from the d'-mocracy. But a large number of pop ulists wanted the non-partisan confer ence and he was here to attend it. Continuing he said: ‘‘It was originally Intended to have every party represented here, but the free silver democrats would mot join us in the move and with few ex ceptions the republicans are holding hands off, so the conference will finally resolve itself into a populist meeting, with a little sprinkling of republicans.” An effort will likely be made to form a new party that will combine all opposi tion to democracy. One county delega tion at least has been instructed to work to that end, as will be seen by rending the following resolutions adopted at the Limestone county mass meeting last Sat urday: A Crystalized Party. Whereas, As substantially declared by our meeting here on April 6, 1895, honest elections, free sliver, enlarged currency and living prices are the paramount and overwhelming measures now before the people of this country; and It is now more apparent than ever before that the only hope for any of these measures is In a united, combined and chrystalized effort therefor by all tnerf 1n favor of them, regardless of past, present or fu ture political affiliation on other matters. Therefore we, a portion of the citizens of I.tmestone county, In convention as sembled. denominate ourselves the inde pendent-free-silver-honest-electlons par ty for the Impending campaign, and lay down the following platform and cajl upon all patriotic men to stand with us In the premises: 1. Money Is the creation of law, and It is the duty of the general government to furnish a sufficient volume of full legal tender money as a basis of circulation and credit to sustain the stability of gen eral prices. 2. We deny the right of the government to delegate to banks, private corpora tions or private parties the power to Is sue money and condemn the national bank legislation, which confers upon pri vate corporations the power to issue money, and are opposed to the perpetu ation of that power by the Issuance of In terest bearing bonds and demand the re peal of all laws whereby banks are per mitted to issue money and control Its volume. 3. That It is the duty of the government to restore, without delay, the laws of 1834 and 1873. which provided for the equal and unlimited coinage of both gold and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. and to use both gold and silver as full legal tender for money for the payment of all claims against the government. We condemn the action of the republican party in de monetizing silver in 1873, and denounce said act as the greatest crime of all ages. We denounce the action of every subse quent republican administration and every republican congress for their ef forts to perpetuate said crime. We de nounee the action of the democratic par ty under the dictation of Grover Cleve land for Indorsing the crime of 1873, and consummating the same by repealing every law on the statute books recogniz ing silver as money metal. 4. We demand that all obligations of the government shall be paid according to the contracts under which they were cre ated, and that contracts payable in coin shall be paid either in gold or silver coin, whichsoever Is most convenient for the government of the United States, and we denounce the republican and demo cratic parties in confining the payments of said obligations to gold alone, wherefty the hurden of all debts has been enormously Increased, causing ruin and bankruptcy throughout the land and practically confiscating the hard earn ings of the laboring masses of the United States. 5. We favor the union of all citizens of the United States who are In favor of an Independent financial policy by the gov ernment of the United States, regardless of the action of any foreign sentiment or power, and deplore the disgraceful sur render of the financtes of this country to an alien gold syndicate, whose only In terest is to make money dear and the products of Industry cheap, and we es pecially condemn the action of the two old parties in their persistent efforts to legislate in favor of banks and bondhold ers against the interest of the people. 6. We are for honest elections to be pro cured at all hazards, local self govern ment. a tariff for revenue, economy in administration of government, popular education, government control of rail roads and the destruction of monopolies. 7. The president and vice-presidents of this meeting are hereby authorized to ap point an executive committee to carry out the purposes of this organization. 8. These proceedings are respectfully commended to the Birmingham confer ence to be held on the 13th Instant, to which the following delegates, with pow er to substitute their alternates, from this county are hereby selected: R. N. Shel ton, W. H. Bullington, J. H. Walpool, J. S. Gill, I. F. Leloney, T. M. Hobbs, A. J. Eaton, J. V. Burgreen, J. S. Harr, J. W. Shipley, F. G. Wilson, W. R. Walker, J. J. Turrentlne, J. H. Raney, J. F. McGav ock, Theo Westmoreland, R. A. McClel lan, J. M. Noblett, Thomas H. George. Prominent Foreigners to Speak. Several prominent politicians from oth er states are expected to address the con ference today on the two questions, ‘Honest Elections” and "Free Silver.” Among these are Ex-Congressmen Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylvania and Ex-Coal Oil Inspector John H. McDowell of Ten nessee. The Tallapoosa Resolutions. The Tullapoosa delegation, headed by Jerre Dennis, arrived on the Central train lust evening. They brought with them the following resolutions adopted at the Tallapoosa county mass meeting last Sat urday: Resolved (1), That as representatives of the common people of Alabama in confer ence assembled we hereby pledge our selves and our constituents that we will not cast a vote for any candidate for of fice, either local or national, regardless of party, who Is not an open and avowed advocate for the free and unlimited coin age of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. Resolved (2), That we heartily indorse the Troy plan for holding fair elections In Alabama and recommend that proper measures be taken In every beat In the state for making that plan a success. Resolved (3), The black belt having be come notorious for all manner of fraud upon the ballot box and political Jobbery, and seemingly beyond redemption, we recommend the removal of the state capi tol from such deadly surroundings to the pure atmosphere of Birmingham and its solid wall of surrounding white counties. The Committee Meets. At 7 o’clock last night, in a room up stairs In the Acme hotel, Chairman S. M. Adams called his committee to order. There were present In person or by proxy the following members: S. M. Adams, chairman; H. P. Bone, P. G. Bowman. T. W. Powell, A. T. Goodwyn, D. B. Ander son, A. P. Longshore, B. C. Jones, J. H. Harris, R. T. Ewing, J. M. Whitehead, N. B. Spears, A. P. Durrs, L. H. Reynolds, H. T. Stringfellow, E. J. Harris, J. P. Oliver, A. M. Hudgins, K. S. Woodruff, Charles Spies, E. C. Jackson. The chairman announced that the ob ject of the meeting was to fix the time and place for the holding of two state conventions, one to elect delegates to the national populist convention, the other to nominate candidates for the state offices. Birmingham was selected as the place for holding both of the conventions, and the dates for holding them were left blank to be fixed by the chairman of the committee after consultation with the members of his committee. The basis of representation for dele gates to the convention to elect delegates to the national convention Is to be one delegate for each 1000 votes cast for R. F. Kolb In 1894, provided that each coun ty is to have at least one delegate. The basis for delegates to compose the convention to nominate candidates for state offices wras fixed as follows: One delegate for each member of the lower house of the general assembly, and one for each 206 votes cast for Kolb In 1894, or fraction of 200 over 150. No action was taken as to what might or should be done by the conference to day. Congressman J. C. Sibley, who arrived on a late train last night, will address the conference at 11 o'clock today In Erswell's hall. Wages Being Advanced. Pittsburg, Nov. 12.—At the quarterly conference, Just ended In Pittsburg be tween- representatives of the Amalgama - ted Association of Iron and Steel Work ers and John Jarrett, secretary of the Iron and Sheet Steel Manufacturers' as sociation. It was discovered that accord ing to the provisions of the sliding wage scale the selling prices of ilnished mate rial during the past ninety days justified an advance of 2 per cent In the wages of the employes in this department of Iron manufacture. The wages of 12,000 work men are advanced, and involves every sheet Iron sheet mill in the country. A conference is now on between the iron puddlers and manufacturers of the Ma honing valley. The indications are that the wages of the 10,000 puddlers and finishers in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys will be advanced from 14.25 to $4.50 per ton. The Suit Dismissed. Chattanooga, Nov. 12.—The litigation growing out of the defalcation of M. j. O'Brien in the sum of $76,000 had an end today In the dismissal of the suit of the New York Fidelity and Casualty com pany vs. M. J. O’Brien et al. O’Brien was the supreme treasurer of the Catholic Knights of America, but dis appeared after the embezzlement, living In New York in the guise of a broker. Plaintiffs were the foreign bondsmen of the defaulter, they paying the order $15,722. Judgment partly secured by a second lien on property given in trust by O'Brien, but on which local bondsmen had a prior lien. The present suit was to obtain for the plaintiffs a proportion ate share of the proceeds of the property sale._:_ She Followed Her Husband. Chicago, Nov. 12.—Charles Wttham, sustained fatal Injuries last evening by falling from the rear porch of his resi dence. When hU wife was informed of the accident she fell from her chair and died instantly. THE TEXAS IS DAMAGED She Is Badly Strained Along the Keel. FRAMES 43 AND 45 BENT Twenty Sections of Cement Cracked and Four Plates Buckled. THE DOCK WAS FLOODED WITH WATER But Not Until the Damage Was Done—Th© Trouble Was Evidently Caused by [the Improper Placement of the Keel Blocks. Washington, Nov. 12.—The first report of the accident to the Texas came to the navy department Sunday, from Commo dore Montgomery Sicard, commandant of the New York navy yard, who en closed the following from Captain Henry Glass, commander of the Texas: "X would respectfully report that on the regular weekly Inspection of double bottoms in this ship, made this after noon, frames 43 and 45, In compartment B, 94, were found to be distorted, appa rently from straining on the keel blocks. "No outward evidence of thiB condition appears, and a general examination of the ship, made immediately after she was docketed, failed to show any strain. "On the above condition being reported to me I reported It and notified the navy constructor on this station." Commodore Sicard's indorsement on this was to the effect that the naval con structor, after examination, reported that the Texas was in all respects rest ing and supported thoroughly and safely, but at Constructor BowleB' suggestion about 6 feet of water was let into the dock, though the naval constructor con sidered this merely as a precaution. Yesterday another communication came from Commodore Sicard enclosing a detailed report on the condition of every part of the keel, showing that cement was cracked in about twenty sec tions, that four plates were buckled or b(fnt inward from about half an inch to an inch and a half, and that the Joint to the main drain and suction pipes were strained. Commodore Sicard's report as follows: "United States Navy Yard, N. Y., Nov. 10.—The distortation of frames 43 and 45 was first reported to me on the Rth in stant at 6 p. m. An Immediate examina tion was made by the naval constructor, who recommended the admission of 6 feet of water in the morning, which was done. "The within report was received by me at 5:30 p. m. yesterday and was the re sult of an examination made in the morn ing. Further examination today shows no change. "More water to 11 feet draft has been admitted' to the dock today and the naval constructor has been directed to make a detailed report. “No delay will result to the work now going on upon the vessel.” Indians Killed by Whites. A telegram dated yesterday (the 11th) was received at the Indian office this morning from Agent Day at Ignacio, Col., telling of the killing of two Ute Indians by whites and of the agent’s fears that It may lead to another Indian uprising similar to the one that recently alarmed the Bannock country. The bodies of the two Indians were found some distance from the reservation. They had been hunting, as they had a right to do. They had been dead some time and their bodies were covered with snow. Indian Agent Day expresses some fear of the western Utes. The Exposition Lottery Soheme. A large banking firm of Wall street, New York city, has written the post office department asking In regard to the han dling in this country of French lottery bonds, which are to 1 . used next year ta help defray the expenses of the Paris In ternational exhibition in 1900. Each 20 fane bond will entitle the owner to twenty tickets of admission of 1 franc each and confer on him certain privi leges, such as a reduction of 26 per cent on the charges for admission to places of entertainment inside the exhibition and other reductions. Foreign holders wlil receive a reduction to and from Paris. Finally holders will share in a grand lottery drawing. The banking firm Inquired of the de partment if it will be a violation of the United States postal laws to subscribe for these bonds and use the mails as a busi ness medium for advertising and distrib uting them. The department has Informed the firm that it can of course deal in the bonds, but cannot transmit circulars or letters pertaining to them through the mails, as the scheme Is clearly a lottery. Announced for the Senate. Baltimore, Nov. 12.—Representative G. L. Wellington, chairman of the republi can state committee, today announced his candidacy for the United States sen ate to succeed Senator Gibson. In an interview Mr. Wellington said: "I have decided to enter the contest for the senatorshlp, and I expect to win. I have had tendered me the voluntary sup port of a large number of members-elect of the general assemblage and anticipate no difficulty in securing the party caucus nomination and the election by the joint session. There is no necessity for repeal ing the so-called eastern shore law before the election of senator. The fact that a resident of another part of the state is elected will be a virtual repeal of It, and in this instance the law will be Ignored. The United States sen ate. under the constitution will seat any man who Is resident of the state, and will ignore the law In such a case as It Is clearly unconstitutional. A Steel Company Resumes. Baltimore, Nov. 12.—The Maryland Steel company today started up fires in furnace A at Sparrow's Point, giving employment to 100 men. After twenty months of Idleness the indications are that the great iron and steel plant will be In full operation within a few weeks, , giving employment to 800 men. The Sparrow’s Point works are controlled by the Pennsylvania company, and It Is semi-officially stated that as the parent company Is crowded with Work, large or ders of steel rails will be' transferred to the Maryland company. Mr. Thurman Is Better. Columbus. O.. Nov. 12.—Mr. Thurman's doctor said tonight that his patient Is re covering so fast that he will be able to leave his bed sooffT His Injured hip Is better and he has recovered his mental faculties. ..... PftGEI-WHITNEY WEDDING Celebrated in St. Thomas’Church Yesterday BEFORE THE FOUR HUNDRED Fine Music by Noted Artists Was the Lead ing Feature. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND WAS THERE There Were £J»o Present Governor Morton and a Score of Diplomats-The Groom Is a Foreigner, But He Has No Title. New York, Nov. 12.—Under a bright, clear sky and within the sacred portals of St. Thomas’ church, where less than a week ago Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt was made the Duchess of Marlborough, Miss Pauline Hayne Whitney, daughter of William C. Whitney, former secretary of the- navy, shortly after noon today was wedded to Admeric K. Hugh Paget, youngest son of the late Gen. Alfred Pa/ get, and grandson of the first Marquis of Anglesey. As far as ceremonials go, the wedding was not less brilliant than the Marlborough-Vanderbilt wedding. It was, perhaps, more distinguished, though the bridegroom, again an En glishman, does not inherit a title. On this occasion numbered among the wed ding guests were the president and mem bers of his cabinet, who Journeyed from Washington to do honor to the young couple. There were present, too, Gov ernor Morton and a score of diplomats. It was, Indeed, a state occasion, &s well as a great social function. Society and politics, for the moment, were happily mixed. The scene in the church was, in one respeet, a repetition of last Wednesday. Society flocked to the wedding and again filled the spacious Interior of the edifice. There were t/he same beautiful women, the some gathering of society. The Inte rior of the church presented a magnifi cent picture. The floral decorations were superb. Indeed, the church’s Interior had been transformed into a fairyland, charming and enchanting to behold. From the great dome to the remotest corner flowers were everywhere, all taste fully arranged. There were massive gar lands of foliage and flowers, lilies of the valley, orchidB of every hue, immense Chrysanthemums by the hundreds, all gracefully festooned. ,, . The music was under the direction of Nathan Franko, and he had on hand Franko’s orchestra and the Franko-Heg ner quartette of stringed instruments. The quartette first rendered a selection. Then Edourd de Reszke, the great basso of the Italian Opera company, sang an afla from Mendelssohn's "Elija” to organ accompaniment. Frank Ondrick, the vio linist, Just arrived from Europe to play his first American engagement, followed with "The Ellegie,” by Laub, to organ accompaniment. Then came a great treat of musical programme when Mme. Nordlca and de Reszke sang a duet, ■‘The Crucifix,” by Faure, also to organ accompaniment. , . . Mme. Nordica later earned much admi ration by her superb rendition of "Ava Maria,” after Gounod, which was made even more effective with a violin obligato by Mr. Franko and accompaniment by organ and full string orchestra, with h?rp. ■ , , Handel’s “Largo” was played by Mr. #ranko, with all strings, harp and organ, rtnd the choir sang to the organ accompa niment the bridal music from Weber’s "Die Freischuetz.” There was organ se lections by Mr. Warren. Promptly at noon Mr. Almerlc Paget, the groom, accompanied by Gerald Paget, his best man, came from the vestry to the foot of the chancel steps, where they awaited the arrival of the bride. Almost immediately afterward Bishop Potter, the officiating clergyman, attended by his assistant, Dr. John Wesley Brown, ap peared In the chancel and made ready for the ceremony. A few minutes of im pressive silence, a thousand or more anx ious glances toward the church entrance and then pealed forth the strains of "Priest’s March,” from Meyerbeer’s "Prophet.” The bridal procession had be gun In the lead were the ushers. Next came four girls, then followed six brides mLast came the bride. She was walking with her father, leaning slightly upon his arm She presented a charming picture. The bride and her father approached the chancel rail and the groom stepped for ward to receive his bride. The two then passed through the double line forming the attending party and took their posi tions ready for the ceremony. Mr. Whit ney stood at the side of the best man. Bishop Potter immediately began the marriage ceremony. At Its conclusion the bride and groom, Mr. Whitney and the best man went into the vestry, where the marriage register was signed. While this Iwa* going on a musical selection was ren dered by the organ, orchestra and solo ilstr. After the usual formalities were at tended to the party returned to the chan fcet The organist then played Mendels sohn’s wedding march, and to the en ' chanting strains the bridal party filed 'out of the edifice. | The reception at the Whitney mansion 'wan a magnificent function and was at ! tended by over 600 people. On returning ifrim the church the bride and groom iwent immediately to the red room, a ibeAutiful. spacious apartment on the fptflh avenue side of the Whitney resi dence, where a formal reception was held. iTlie guests as they arrived were ushered Into this room and given an opportunity to extend their congratulations to the needy wedded couple. At 10:30 p. m. the wedding breakfast wtfk served, covers being laid for 500. The ball room was used for the main dining boom. The bridal table was horse-shoe shaped and the guests' table was oval in form. At the latter table sat Presi dent Cleveland, with William C. Whitney 'on his left and Mrs. Bishop Potter on his light. About seventy people were gath ered about this table and included the most prominent of the guests. Scattered about the various rooms on the first floor Were small round tables, which were used ’by the other guests. At the conclusion of the breakfast President Cleveland In a neat little speech proposed the health of 'the bride and groom. This ♦ as drunk With a will. Then the groom was called upon for a few remarks. He thanked the president for his kind words and said his heart was with this country. "I am an Englishman,” he said, "but I have been .so long tn the states that I am half an American. Now, since I have married one of your girls I think I am a whole American.” The latter remark was loudly applauded. At 3:30 o'clock the newly wedded cou ple started on their wedding tour. The wedding gifts were numerous and valued at hundreds of thousands of dol lars. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland sent a large two-handled silver cup and Secretary Lament a beautiful painted fan. Mr. Whitney presented his daughter with the famous Whitney family Jewels. In addition he gave her a magnificent necklace containing over 250 pearls and 200 diamonds. Another beautiful neck lace composed of over 200 green diamonds was the gift of Charles William Bingham. The bride and groom will go to Minne sota for a short time, and as the winter sets in they will sail for the Rivera and thence to Cairo. The bride Is one of the greatest heir esses in America. She is about 21 years old and made her debut Into Washing ton society shortly before her mother's death in 1893. Since then she has spent much time In traveling in Europe and the east with her father. It was on a Nile trip that she jnet and became engaged to Mr. Paget. Almerlc Hugh Paget is the youngest son of Lord Paget and is thirteen years older than his bride. He came to Amer ica to seek his fortune about eighteen years ago. Beginning as a ranchman, he gradually worked hla way up to the management of the big English company, which place he still holds. He is largely known and very popular throughout the west. There Was No Demonstration. New York, Nov. 12.—President Cleve land, who came from Washington to at tend the Whltney-Paget wedding, arrived at the Pennsylvania station, Jersey City, early this morning. He came In First Vice-President Thompson's private ear and was accompanied by Secretaries La mont and Herbert. The trip from Wash ington was uneventful. The announce ment of the president’s coming in the morning papers sent a great many of the curious to the station, and when the pres idential party alighted from the train they had to pass through quite a large crowd to their carriage. There was no demonstration. The crowd was interest ed, but silent. After crossing the ferry the president and his companions were driven to the Hotel Netherlands. President Cleveland, Secretary Her bert and Secretary Lamont and Mrs. La mont reached the church from the Hotel Netherlands at 11:40 o’clock and were es corted to a front seat by the ushers. Af ter the ceremony was concluded and the wedding march begun Mr. Cleveland, es corting Mrs. Lamont, Joined in the pro cession, taking a position Immediately behind the ushers. After leaving the church the president and the two cab inet officers and Mrs. Lamont were driven to the Whitney mansion, where they at tended the reception and the wedding breakfast. Armenians Blamed. Washington, Nov. 12.—The Turkish le gation here has received from the sub lime porte the following telegrams under yesterday’s date: "The Armenian rioters of Zeitoun at tacked the village of Tchohouker-Hlssar, killing thirty-five Mussulman and carried away with them arms and cattle and be longs to the Mussulman villages of Denghnel and murdered the secretary o£ the tax collector of Zeitoun. The wife and four children of this functionary are missing. "According to fresh advices from Diar bekir the Armenians are alone responsi ble for the recent disorders which origi nated solely by the rebels’ fire at the Mosques at the hour of prayer and by their making an armed attack on the Mussulmen. The fire which broke out at Dlarbekir was started by Armenian In cendiaries, for 90 per cent of the shops de stroyed as also about all the merchandise burned belonged to Mussulmen. All as sertions contrary to the above are prop agated by the Armenian committees and their friends to misguide and deceive public opinlcn. The Vail of Adana re ports that about 200 Armenians, dis guised as Circassians, attacked the Mus sulman villages of Zeitoun, Bests and Narll, committing all sorts of depreda tions.” _ To Restore the Old Fort. Raleigh, Nov. 12.—Work Is to be be gun on Roanoke Island for the preserva tion of Fort Raleigh, which was built there by Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists. It is one of the most historic spots in the United States. The fort and the sur roundings have been carefully surveyed. It Is shown to have been laid off by skill ful engineers. It is 135 feet from one bas ton to another. A part of it yet remains. In the restoration permanent materials will be used and the fort will present as nearly as possible the appearance it pre sented over three centuries ago. Conqulne or shell rock is to be the mate rial used, and this will be taken from Newborne. The fort is within a quarter of a mile of Roanoke sound and within two miles of Abermarle sound. The work of restoration will be done by an association, whose members are mainly in North Carolina and Maryland, and of which Graham Davis of Newberne is president. Roanoke Island is in Dare county, which the legislature created some years ago and named after Virginia Dare, the first white child born on Amerl ican soli. The association will also erect on the Island near Fort Raleigh a memo rial out of ballast thrown overboard by Amadas and Bartow In 1584. uomeopatns m (session. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 12.—The Southern Homeopathic Medical association met In twelfth annual session in the parlors of the Planters' -hotel this morning. About fifty delegates, mainly from south ern cities, were In attendance. The morn ing session began with prayer by Rev. George E. Martin of St. Louis. Dr. L. C. McElwee, president of the St. Louis Homeopathic Medical society, delivered an address of welcome, which was re sponded to by Dr. Charles E. Fisher, ex presldent of the association. The re maining hours of the morning session were occupied In reading reports of the different officers and appointments of committees. The convention will last three days. The reading of the report of Treasurer A. M. Duffield of Huntsville, Ala., brought up a discussion on the fight between the allopaths and the homeopaths. There was talk of raising the yearly tax, a por tion of which Is to go to the general fund of meeting the expense In the coming struggle for public and statuery recogni tion. The president's address was deliv ered in the afternoon. It reviewed the as sociation's growth for the past year and gave a hopeful view for the future. Dr. Ashton T. Ford Arrested. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 12.—A special to the Times-Unlon from Tallahassee, Fla., says: Dr. Ashton T. Ford was to day arrested at St. Marks, Fla., on In formation that he was wanted In Worth county. Georgia, for the murder of his uncle, W. J. Ford. It Is said the murder was committed some time In October and that Dr. Ford has been at St. Marks, Fla., nearly ever since. He is held await ing further Information from She Georgia authorities. ■; The Puritan Is Bnved. New London. Conn., Nov. 12.—The steamer Puritan was floated early this morning, and is now In the New Lon don harbor. She came In under her own steam. She Is believed to be compara tively uninjured. CHICAGO DAI A SUCCESS Patriotic Speeches Were the Or der of the Day BY A DOZEN GOOD SPEAKERS A Reception V ^Afterwards Held in the llli ^nois Building o, BY GOV, .PlTGELD AND MAYOR SWIFT i The E; sition Will Close Without Fail on D/ s. nber 31-President Elliot Was ^jpJined by Old Harvard Stu dents—Postmasters' Day. Atlanta, Nov. 12.—A dozen speakers at the Cotton States exposition today continued the work of expunging section alism, for which his fair has become fa mous. It was Chicago day and a large representation was present from the World fair city. Among those present were the Columbian exposition directors, the First Illinois regiment, the Fifth Georgia regiment, the Cook County Dem ocratic Marching club, which paraded the city, and reached the auditorium at 12 o’clock. The great hall was crowded when W. M. Harper of Chicago Intro duced Ferd W. Peck, president of the Chi cago-Southtern States association. Bish op Fallows of Chicago offered prayer and Miss Jane Gray sang a song, entitled "Greeting to Atlanta,” composed by Miss Marla Melane. Mayor Porter King spoke for Atlanta, expressing the city's thanks for the assistance rendered by Chicago. Mayor George B. Swift responded for Chicago. Such expressions as this, said he, "are important steps In the progress of civilization. They are educators, not merely In a material point of vleyj, but quite as much In a moral and Intellectual drectlon. At Nashville I was forcibly impressed by a remark by a gentleman to the effect that If the people of the northern and southern states had Inter changed visits and mingled together be fore 1861 as much as they have lately done they could never have taken up arms against each other. He said that the people of his section want closer trade relations with the south. Attorney-General Terrel represented Governor Atkinson In speaking for Geor? gla, the governor's health not warrant? ing a speech from him. Governor Altgeld responded briefly for Illinois, He said that considering Chicago'^ resources ind the country from which she had to draw, he was not sure but that Atlanta had beat the World’B fair. Speeches were also made by President Collier of the Atlanta exposition, PresJS dent H. N. Higginbotham of the World’S Columbian exposition, H, H. Cabanesi of Atlanta, George E. Adams of Ohlchoo; William T. Baker, president of the Chi cago board of trade; A. H. Revelt, Col. H L. Turner, First Illinois regiment, and Col. A. J. West, quarrermaster-gen eral of Georgia. After the speaking Governor Altgeld and Mayor Swift held a reception In thC Illinois building. The attendance today was large. Tonight five train loads of CblcagoanB left ’for Savannah. The World’s fair directors will leave tomor row night for Chicago. Lyman Gage, president of the World’s fair directors’ association, and the pres ident of the Atlanta chamber of com merce were also among the speakers. Senator Cullom of Illinois was unable to be present. The Pen and Pencil Club Arrive The Pen and Pencil club of Philadel phia reached here this afternoon. The exposition directors announce that the doors will close December 31, and un der no considerations will be extended. President Elliott of Harvard was dined tonight by a number of old university students. William H. Baldwin, Jr„ vice president of the Southern railway pre sided at the dinner. Postmaster Day Set. After conference with Postmaster-Gen eral Wilson the management of the Cot ton States and International exposition has set apart Tuesday, December 10, as postmasters’ day. The postmaster-gen eral has entered heartily Into the matter, and will give his official consent for post masters to attend on that day, and will co-operate heartily in making It a suo-1 cess. The programme has not been out lined, but It Is expected to have high offi cials from Washington and postmaster* from all the principal cities In the United States together with the rank and file. Low Rates for Atlanta Day. The railroads have given very low rates to the exposition for Atlanta day, November 19. Manhattan Day. New York. Nov. 12.—The committee of citizens representing the different inter ests who will participate in the Manhat tan Day celebration In Atlanta on No vember 2ft, held a meeting this afternoon. The indications are that at least 200* persons will attend from this city. The Pennsylvania and Southern railroads. Piedmont Air Line, announce a round trip rate from New York to Atlanta and return on November 19, 21, 22 and 23 at 320.50. These tickets are good to return within ten days. The above route was selected by the committee as the official route, and arrangements were made for eight Pullman vestibule trains to leave New York November 19 and 21. For Business and Pleasure. Cleveland, O.. Nov. 12.—Three hundred members of the chamber of commerce left this evening on a magnificent special train over the Big Four road for the At lanta exposition. The trip is made in the interest of trade concern as well as for pleasure. Qovernor Oreenhalge Coming. Boston, Nov. 12.—The Massachusetts delegation to the Atlanta exposition, headed by Governor Grcenhalge and hi* staff, left here this forenoon for Near York. They will reach Atlanta at 6:40 p. m. on the 14th. The Southwestern Turned Over. Atlanta, Nov. 12.—A special to the Con stitution from Macon says that the direc tors of the Southwestern railway have turned over that property under the lease to the new comers of the Central The directors prepared a report today for the stockholdera Common stock 1# again at par and the back rental makes the stock worth 110. Not long ago It was down to 35. The Southwestern has been handled better from the stockhold ers’ standpoint than any of the other Central properties. The Central guaj> antees 6 per cent on the new lease.