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VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17^ 1895,-SfXTEEN PAGES. NUMBER. 8. LONDON CABLE LETTER The Powers Are Closely Watch ing Each Other. THESPECTATOR’S ASSERTION Russia and England May Settle the Eastern and Northeastern Troubles. THE TROUBLES OF THE IRISH PARTY Mr. Brand, Owner of the Yacht Spruce IV, Which Was Defeated by the Ethel Wynn, Takes His Defeat Like a True Sportsman. London, Nov. 16.—(Special Cable Let ter.)—No root or branch of the policy of the powers towards Turkey has yet been decided upon. Official opinion here con curs with all reliable advices from the European capitals that an agreement be tween the powers as to how they shall actively intervene in the event of the sultan evading his promise to effect re forms in the administration in Armenia, or his proving defiant to the demands of the powers, still remains to be obtained. Even a revolution in Constantinople with a general Moslem rising, would find the concert incomplete. In the mean time the main function of the fleets as sembling off the coast of the Levant will be to watch each other while the gov ernments continue to try to arrange the limits of their common action, if such should be forced upon them. Sir Philip Currie, the British ambassador t'* Tur key, who has been in England fo. sev eral days on leave of absence, passed a few hours at the foreign office today prior to starting on his return to Con stantinople on Monday. It is impossible to glean from official sources definite in-' formation as to the proposals Initiated by Austria a fortnight ago. These proposals ui t: nuu uiiuci uiouudoiuii. * i • stood that the most likely solution of the question will be the administration of Armenia by an international commission with the occupation Ot the country by Russian forces under an European mau date. The reinforcement of the Austrian troops in Iiosnia points to a projected ad vance on Macedonia in the event of a ris ing there. It is an absolute certainty that should a naval force be required be fore Constantinople the British squadron will not be allowed to appear there alone. The Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour, first lord of the treasury and government leader In the house of commons, made five speeches In Glascow on Thursday, but he contrived in all of them to avoid making the slight est reference as to the government’s pro gramme at the coming session. Accord ing to all precedent the cabinet must already have agreed upon what bills would be Introduced and given instruc tions for the drafting of measures. Sir Michael Hicks Beach, chancellor of the exchequer, speaking at Bristol, vaguely promised the earliest possible consideration of measures for the relief of the agricultural depression. Some revelations of the gdvernment’s policy are found in a statement made by Sir Robert Peel in a speech delivered by him at Tanworth, which constituency he represented in parliament for thirty years. He declared that he had learned from exclusive and authorized sources that the government Intended to consoli date and take over all mortgages on land by lending money to landlords at 3 per cent, thus enabling them to save 2 per cent, as most landlords have been obliged to raise loans at 5 per cent. The scheme, according to Sir Robert, has the support of several of the ministers. The West minster Gazette defines the measure as a landlords' cabinet bill. Such a bill would certainly be the salvation of many land owners whose properties are heavily mortgaged, but it would require the gov ernment’s full majority of 150 to pull it through the house of commons. The Rt. Rev. Sir Mattehws White Rid ley, the home secretary, promised a dep utation of trade unionists, who visited him a few days ago, that the govern ment would Introduce an employer's lia bility bill, giving workmen compensation for every accident that befell them in the course of their labors with the Tories favorite nullifying clause enabling work men to contract themselves out of every right given under the bill. These measures, with an Irish land bill, now form the fixtures for the ses sion. The ministers desire to postpone for another year the denominational ed ucation to the bill. j ne iingnsn newspapers, even tne (jest informed Journals of London, give no idea of the crisis on the stock exchange during the fortnightly settlement that is Just over. The announcements made by the press that only three brokers had been declared defaulters caused a chorus of misleading congratulations. Those on the inside know how weak the speculative position continues to be and that nearly forty firms. Including some of high reputation, had to appeal to their creditors to allow them extra time, or ob tain assistance to continue In business. Of these firms, fourteen were Involved in Barnado stock. They received support from Barney Barnato, who did not flinch in giving help right and left. Though a crushing panic was averted, the difficul ties are such as to make liquidations now necessary. No material recovery is expected before Christmas, and It will be later than that if several of the firms who paid short on the settlement do not succeed in closing arrangements that are now pending. In an interview Mr. Brand, the owner of the half-rater yacht Spruce IV, which was defeated by the Ethel Wynn, stftd that he received the fairest treatment while he was in America. The racing was properly conducted. The steamers did not interfere in the least, except once by adcident, when the owner of the in terfering steamer apologized. His only complaint referred to his protest, the re fusal to support which lost him the cup. The Ethel Wynn in the sixth race, he says, certainly violated rule 34, by not keeping clear. The committee threw out his protest because nobody on board the committee's boat was able to see any violation of the rule. The committee, he declares, ought to have taken evidence on both sides before deciding the matter. The Ethel Wynn had Just crossed the finishing llqe in the last race after the boats had been running with their sheets well eased, when the wind shifted dead ahead and the Spruce was compelled to windward against the tide to go to the line. It was this that made his boat's time look so bad, a fact that the Ameri can press had not noticed. Altogether, the Ethel Wynn as an all-around craft, especially for American waters, proved to be the better boat. From information gathered this even ing it is understood that Austria’s pro posals for the settlement of the Turkish question are the deposition of the sultan and the appointment of a successor pledged to reform the granting of some measure of. local autonomy to Armenia and the formation of an international committee to supervise the changes. This scheme, like every other plan in the future of Turkey, bristles with difficul ty and Implies protracted negotiations, during which a conflagration may be started in the Ottoman empire. The Spectator uses an air of authority today in asserting that Prime Minister Salisbury has a distinct policy in inter ference" for the contineneles, the time to develop which is fast approaching, ft says that a joint ultimatum will be pre sented to the sultan transferring the In ternal government to persons who are trusted b ythe powers. If the sultan re fuses to grant the demands made upon him the combined squadrons of the pow ers will advance upon Constantinople and the beginning of the end will have ar rived. The Spectator adds: "It is feared that the powers may be too late. Far from the danger to the Christians being exaggerated, every ac count of troubles reaching the ambassa dors at Constantinople is worse than those reaching the public. Though the sultan is reported to be terrified, he shows no sign of abandoning his position of de fiance, and even should he do so he could not be trusted. The moment he is satis fied that the powers do not intend to have any trifling with their demands he may retreat to Broussa, the ancient capital of his house, where the shells of the allied squadron cannot reach him." The article concludes with the state ment that it seems probable that Russia and Great Britain will come to an en tente relative both to the far east and the near east, but the course of action is not yet clear. The Spectator may have obtained its information from Inside sources, but only its last remark can be held to be certain. Mr. Timothy HSaly's adherents boast of his tact in declining to take his ex pulsion from the parliamentary commit tee of the Irish party as a severance from the party and upon his Insisting on his right to remain in the ranks of the antt Farneilttes. Mr. Healy is at the same time free to take an Independent lead, relying upon his power as a parliamenta ry debater and his skill as a tactician to CQmpell the antl-Parneilltes to follow him. Having thus obtained a free hand ne can reassert himself against the recog nized leaders of the party In the house of commons while still claiming to belong to the party. It Is an astute policy, and Is far more dangerous to the leadership of Messrs. McCarthy and Dillon than If Mr. Healy formed a faction of his own. Mr. DtHon, recognizing the danger, last night told a meeting in Dublin that should Mr. Healy go on the same lines that he has followed hitherto the men who expelled him from the committee would expel him from the party. Mr. Dillon must have known that this was Impossible. The anti-Parnellite leaders are Impotent to prevent Mr. Healy from figuring in parliament as an anti-Parnell ite. They may repudiate him, but their power of expulsion has been carried as far as it can be. The fuss over the expedition that Is to go to Ashantee to compel the king of that country to comply with the demands of the British ultimatum recently sent to him is not justified by any prospect of a genuine war. The war office officials call the affair police'coercion, not war. Five hundred white troops, armed with Mar tini-Henry chrbines, and a contingent of Houssas and West Indian troops, with no maxim or other guns, save their ri fles, will march to Commasie, the capi tal of Ashantee, where the king Is ready to submit. A British president will be established in the capital, with a suitable guard. No fighting is expected, as the power of the king is a mere shadow'. King Coffee, whose power was destroyed by the expedition led by the then Sir Gar net Wolsely, who is now commander-in chief of the British army, will cost £900, 000 to the British exchequer, against which an indemnity of 50,000 ounces of gold was extorted. Few of the newspa pers will send special correspondents with the expedition, the war office ad vising that correspondents will receive no assistance. The correspondents will have to provide for their own affairs and will have to furnish their own food and ammunition. Each correspondent will require fifteen bearers to carry his sup plies. PUGH HELD THE FORT. Morgan Misses His Train, But the Junior Sena tor Is on Hand and Speaks to a Crowd ed House. Demopolls, Nov. 16.—(Special.)—On ac count of missing his train at Livingston Senator Morgan did not fill his appoint ment at this place today, but despite this disappointment the opera house was •packed to hear Senator Pugh, Who held them Intensely interested for more than two hours. The general impressidn here Is that his speech will go a long way toward healing up party differences. Crowds are here from all parts of the county, and an air of general satisfaction prevails among them. Spanish Defeats. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 16.—A cable gram to the Times-Union from Key West, Fla., says: The steamer Olivette tonight was packed to her utmost with Cuban pas sengers, many of whom stopped over in this city. Some of the passengers re port that Gomez and Maceo have passed from Camaguey to Las Villas district, crossed La.Trocha, as they term it. The insurgent Matagas with 500 men had an engagement with the Spanish troops near Cienga Zapalos, province of Matanzas. The Spanish colonel was wounded and captured and sixty of bis men killed. The insurgents lost twenty five killed and wounded. The insurgents have fired the towns of Savanilla and Pajuara. It is reported that the filibustering expedition that left here Monday has landed in Las Villas district. Cuban War News. Madrid, Nov. 16.—The Spanish cruiser Knsenada and several gunboats have left Canary Islands for Cuba. A dispatch from Havana to the Corre spondence says the insurgent band from Remedrlos is cs-operating with the in surgent leader Maximo Gomez in putting a stop to outrages by negroes and mulat toea under the rebel leader Guerra. The dispatch also says General Valkes has fought an artillery battle between Saatcti Splrltus and Santa Clara with a band commanded 'by the leader, Zatas. The re sult of the fight Is not yet known. Gen erals Olivier and Garrlch have had skirmishes with Maceo, but the position of the two armies Is unchanged. An Old Conductor Gone. Charleston, S. C., Nov. 16.—W. D. Ken nedy, the South Carolina and Georgia road conductor. In point of service the oldest railway conductor In 'America, died here today. Mr. Kennedy has been a conductor in active service for forty years without intermission. A MOST FRIGHTFUL PLUNGE u" —r— Thirteen People Meet a Horrible Death. ' JJl,g ____ THREE MIRACULOUS ESCAPES An Electric Street Car Ran Into an Open Draw AND FEU INTO THE CUYAHOGA RIVER The Motorman, Who Was to Blame, Leaped From the Cor and Fled-The Conductor was Partly to . Blame. <; ■ y--- - 'J ' • ‘ Cleveland, 16—A frightful ac cident, by ,whieh thirteen people lost their lives, occurred- this evening. Owing to the criminal' and still unexplainable carelessness of a street car conductor a car well lill&il with .people took an awful plunge of 120 feet from the draw of the central viaduct Into the dark waters of Cuyahoga river. The accident occurred at 7:35 o’cldfilt- The central viaduct is a long stone and iron structure which crosses the Valley railroad and the Cuy ahoga river and connects Jennings ave nue on the south side with Central ave nue on the east. The bridge Is 120 feet above the river; The draw was open for a tug drawing a schooner, which was about to pass be neath the bridge. As usual, the gates were closed on both sides of the draw and the dftngei lights were displayed to guard ajyainst an accident. An electric car was seen coming along the east to wards the south side, but Capt. Charles Urennon, who has charge of the bridge, had no thought of danger, as the usual precautions had been observed. The car was one of Cedar and Jennings avenue branch of the big consolidated line and had fifteen passengers, a conductor and a motorman aboard. At what is known as the "derailing switch," some 200 feet from the draw, the conductor mechani cally alighted, as is the wont of all con ductors at this point, lo see if all was right. The car was brought to a stand still and the motorman awaited for or ders. The conductor, for some unac countable reason, failed to see the red signal of danger or the closed gates, or perhaps custom made him careless and he signalled to the motorman, John Rog ers, to come ahead. The motorman turned on the electric current, the conductor jumped aboard the car and at considerable speed the ve-i hide .neared the death trap. Why the motorman did not see the danger lights or the closed gates sooner than he did will always remain a mystery, but the fact remains that he did not. A few feet from the draw it dawned upon the motor man that it was open.. With a speed oif desperation he threw the handle and ap plied the brakes. The bridge captain, seeing the approaching car. shoulcd like a madman, but it availed nothing. The car was already on the down grade to the draw and the brakes were not able to hold the car on the slippery rails. The motorman, realizing his danger, forsook the precious cargo he was hauling, and with a wild cry leaped off the front plat form, ran down the viaduct In the direc tion of Center avenue and disappeared In the darkness. At the same instant two male passen gers jumped off the. rear platform and escaped death as by. a miracle. The car reached the closed iron gates and in an instant the crash of snapping iron and breaking glass was heard. This alarmed the conductor, 'who had stepped Inside, and he was sepn to make a dash for the rear door, but he was too late. A second later the car swayed on the edge of the awful space, steadied for an Instant, as though In -an frantic effort to maintain its equilibrium, and toppled over. There was an agonizing chorus of screams and In an instant all as quiet. The car struck upon a projection of plies in the abutment beneath the draw, then turning and collapsing it fell into the dark river below, scattering its pas sengers In all directions and breaking the tow line between the tug and schooner that were passing. A few suppressed groans were heard by the men who hap pened to be on the docks below. Men from the bridge above and from the docks who had witnessed the accident called to the men on the tug to pick up the people, but only two passengers, one man and one woman were rescued. The news of the accident spread rapid ly and in a few minutes a fire boat, six ambulances, six dead wagons and a squad of policemen were on board. The injured man and woman were taken to a hospital and the work of rescuing the bodies was taken up. One by one they were found and taken to undertaking establishments in different parts of the city as Cleveland has no morgue. The work of Identification was ex tremely slow. Late at night when the southslde residents heard of the catas trophe and when thety began to realize that their loved ones had not returned home, the undertaking establishments were telephoned and visited, several cf the bodies being Identified before mid night. The police are on the lookout for the motorman and extra officers in every part of the dty; are searching for him. but thus far he has not been appre hended. . Among the dead identified up to mid night are: Miss Martha Sautenhelmer and Mrs. John Sautenhelmer. her sister-in-law, of No. 154 Merchant avenue. John Hoffman, the conductor, and Curt Lephehene, a 16-year-old boy, who had In hie pocket a ticket from London, Canada, to Victoria, B. C. Bessie Davis, school teacher, of Noyce street, 19 years old. Hehry W. Mecklenburg, tailor, 18 Mary street: 38 years old. Harry W. Horster, clerk at the Root & McBride' Co., 61 Mentor avenue; 25 years old. James McLaughlin, jylnter. No. 78 Trowbridge avenue; 35 years old. - Ferguson. John Sofrenger and George Ross were the men who Jumped oft the platform. Pat Rooney was teken out of the river alive, but badly Injured. An Attempted Assassination. Jackson, Miss., Nov. 16.—Ed Stuckey, a prosperous farmer of the Harrlaville neighborhood in Simpson- county, tweny miles south of here, was assassinated upon the public road last night, being fired on from ambush. A load of buck shot hit Stuckey in the hfad and he can not rehover, though alive when found this morning. He could tell nothing, and there is no clue. A family row Is thought to be at the bottom of the mystery. SECTIONAL rfs ERASED And the South’s Future Possi bilities Discovered FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME The War Is Being Fought Over Again at Atlanta BY EACH VISITING DELEGATION Not a Word I* Said About tha Advance ment of Science and Art or the South’s Present, But Its Past and Fu ture Is Harped Upon. Atlanta, Nov. 16.—The Kentuckians celebrated today at the exposition. Two celebrations were announced and some friction was expected, but Mrs. Cantrell, who was running one of them, did not carry out her programme, although she had secured the auditorium. Mrs. Ste phenson directed the woman's feature at tile woman's building in the afternoon. At 11 o’clock the members of the state board of commissioners to the exposition, headed by Senator J. D. Harris of Ken tucky, escorted Governor-Elect Brad ley and his staff to the auditorium and were given seats on the stage. The auditorium was comfortably filled. Members of the Cleveland chamber of commerce, the Manufacturing club of Philadelphia and the Michigan and Ohio prefcs associations were In the audience. On the stage sat Governor-Elect Brad ley, Governors Greenhalge and Eippitt with their staffs. Mr. Jack C. Spaulding, the general counsel of the exposition, welcomed the people to the city on behalf of the ex ]>osltion and Introduced Governor Atkin son. Jilt? fcjuvciuui oaiu uici c who nuviii'io too good to be turned over to the noble men and women of Kentucky, and the people of Georgia rejoiced to have Ken tucky with them. "We who stood with the mlnuteinen,” he said, "proscribe no race. We open our arms to the people of the earth and say to them ‘come to us and be protected by the American flag,’ and all we ask Is that they shall stand loyal to us and acknowledge no flag but the flag of our country.” The governor alluded frequently to the patriotism of the American people and elicited great applause when he referred to the wiping out.of sectional issues. Goveronr-Elect Bradley was intro duced and said in the course of his speech: » "Kentucky and Georgia. Indeed the whole south are awakening to the pos sibilities of the future. In this section .ce have not accomplished what might have been accomplished, but the future wilJ prove that we have a new south, a south devoted to Improvements, a south that has broken its chains and that stands forth in unfettered manhood. "While we love Kentucky we love the south. Standing In the partial shadow, across which Is rapidly moving the light of approaching prosperity, our eyes grow brighter, our hearts beat quicker, and as a native southerner who loves the south and her brave and generous people I but voice the sentiment of all when I ex claim, 'God bless the south.’ “There is no more fitting place than this beautiful city in which the world may see the progress the south has made. “While we love the south and are de voted to its Interests, we rejoice that sec tional lines have been substantially erased, and that today we have in reality no south, no north, no east, no west, but one country, grand and indivisible, to which every citizen owes his honest alle giance. “Would that your gifted Grady were living, that he might see the swift ap proaching realization which his prophet ic words portrayed. His patriotic utter ances have not been forgotten, but form a part and parcel of the inspiration of this occasion. ent year to those that marked the era from 1861 to 1865. The rifle pits that then marred the beauty of your city have been obscured by stately houses and busy streets. Involuntarily our minds travel back to the troublous days when the baptism of fire was upon us. We see a brave boy In blue emerging from the doorway; we hear the words of 'good bye' and ‘God bless you;' tears stand In the mother's eyes, which her heroic soul struggles In vain to suppress. He passes through the old orchard, but hears not the birds as they sing the same sweet sohg of his childhood’s happy hours, wil ling to die that his country's flag may be preserved; with rapid steps he moves away, never, never, to return. "We see another brave boy In gray as he steps from the rustic porch. He, too, has bidden a fond good-bye amidst tearB and prayers. Just as he Is passing from view the white handkerchief of his sweetheart waves a loving adieu, and he, too, marches away, never to return, gladly giving his life to the cause which he conscientiously believes to be Just. 1 “The music of drum and fife and bugle strikes on every breeze. We see two i armies in battle array—one on the moun tain top, the other in the valley below. 1 We hear the command ring out, 'Charge! Charge!’ We see the glittering sword and bayonet, the banners defiantly wav ing on either side. Up, up the steep ac ' cltvity they rush, despite the cannon and ' musketry that pour death Into their f.raJnks. ; ‘“They meet In close and deadly con 1 fllit; the very ground beneath them trem bles with the shock of battle. The blue r uniforms mingle with God’s own blue 1 and the blood of America’s bravest and ■ best makes sacred forever the soil. “We pause, not to discuss the causes , that led to that sacrifice, r.or the motives by which men were actuated; we know that in this broad land there Is not one ’ who does not rejoice that the union was preserved. "We put behind us forever the bitter ness of the past and shall keep constant ly before us the glories which are our commort vheritage and the magnificent possibilities of the future. "Henceforth there will be no contest between us except as to who can do the most to build up the country, who can do most to develop Its resources, who can do most to protect Its honor, who can do most to preserve its Institutions.” v Governor Qreenhalge of Massachusetts was then introduced. He referred to the brotherhood of the people of Massachu setts and Kentucky so feelingly that he was frequently Interrupted by applause. He said that colonels had been tossed ! around yesterday between Georgia and Kentucky until it had been deckled that colonels were common thing’s. “But what will you think of govern ors,” he asked, "after this.procession has passed by? You will think they are com mon things, too.” Governor Lippet was presented and spoke for a few minutes to the Kentuck ians. He spoke of the wonderful progress of Atlanta during the last thirty years. He said that Atlanta had the best wishes of the people of Rhode Island. He extended the congratulations of his people to the people of Atlanta for what they had ac complished. At the conclusion of Mr. Llppet’s speech the crowd was Invited to the woman's building, where they were en tertained by the board of lady managers of Kentucky. Rt. Rev. Bishop Maes opened the wom an’s prayer meeting with prayer; Lieu tenant-Governor Mitchell Alford and Governor-Klect Bradley spoke; Mrs. Jes sie Bowen Caldwell sang the well-known song, “Kentucky;” Henry T. Stanton read a poem and Mrs. S. L. A. Greve read a paper opposing woman’s suffrage. .Author of “America” Is Dead. Boston. Nov. 16.—The Rev. Dr. Samuel F. Smith, author of "America.” died suddenly of heart disease at the Emer gency hospital about 5 o’clock. Dr. Smith was on his way to Hyde Park, where he was to preach tomorrow. He was removed to the hospital, where he died. NEW YORKBANK STATEMENT It Is Estimated That Five Million Dollars May Be Required for Gold Exports Next Week. New York, Nov. 16.—The New Y'ork Fi nancier says this week: The statement of the associated banks of New York for the week ending Novem ber 16 does not reflect the week’s opera tions by any means. During the week ending with Saturday over 13,000,000 in gold was exported to Europe, the specie being obtained b ythe exchange of legal tender. Yet the bank statement for the current week shows an actual increase of $097,000 in cash, the loss of $631,400 in legal tender being offset by an increase of 51, 348,600 in specie. Of course Saturday’s gold exports did not figure in the state ment, but even with this factor elimi nated the report does not cover the ac tual condition of the banks. It is estimated that $6,000,000 may be required for gold exports during the com ing week, unless sterling exchange breaks, as seems probable. This, coupled with the fact that the demand for interior funds Is falling off and the reserve of the New York banks is gradually increas ing, seems to foreshadow a less favorable rate for money. The whole bank state ment, in fact, the loan of the past week shows a decrease of $2,989,700, the total now standing at $492,933,600, the lowest figure reported since May 11 last. The contraction since the 1st of the present month has been about $8,000,000 and since October 6 nearly $18,000,000. The decrease for the week past was probably due largely to liquidation of mercantile ac count and also to the efforts ot some banks to get their reserve qbove 25 per ctrit.. The total dnrOctOber 12 last stood at $40,861,900, as against $65,767,900. The total speculation holdings, however, are nearly $17,000,000 less than on February 9 last, when they reached the. highest figure reported last year. Deposits, as was to have been expected In view of the withdrawal of the funds earlier in the week’ fell off $1,707,200. The total deposit item Is now $40,000,000 less than reported three months ago. As a result of the week's operation the reserve of the New York banks increased $1,144,000. The averages show the following, com pared with last year: Nov.16,’95. Nov.17,’94. Nov.18,'93. Doans.$482,933,500 $498,937,000 $401,732,800 Specie. 05.767,900 94.421,100 99.924.300 Decal tender. 86.193.800 Net deposits.. 626.228.600 Circulation .. 14.164.300 Total reserve 161,961,200 Reserve re quired . 131,557,150 Excess of re serve. 20,404,050 117,789,800 81,717.200 594.547.400 464,684,100 11.170,000 211,610,900 14,076,600 181,641,500 148,636,850 62,974,050 116,171,025 65,470,475 ROBERT S. DAY KILLED. A Prominent New Orleans Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Looking for a Burglar. Orleans, Nov. 16.—Robest S. Day, a prominent cotton factor and one of the best known and most popular members of the New Orleans cotton exchange, died at 5:30 this morning from a pistol shot wound accidentally self-inflicted at 1:30 this morning. Mr. Day was awakened by a noise made by a burglar, so he grasped his revolver and made for the library, from which the noise had proceeded. The house was In total dark pess and In some manner Mr. Day stum bled and fell, the pistol exploding and the ball entered his left breast Just above the nipple. The burglar escaped through an open window, leaving no clue. Mr. Day was one of the best known men In this city in business and social circles. He was born on Long island and was 41 years of age. He was head of the cotton Arm of Robert S. Day & Co. For several years he was commodore of the South ern Yacht club and took a prortiinent part in the work of the carnival societies, serving as King Rex for one year. He was the son of James I. Day; for a long time president of the Sun Mutual Insur ance company of New Orleans and who died a few weeks ago at an advanced age at his home In Connecticut. THE PHOGHAMME AHHANGED For the National Educational Association, .Which Will Visit Florida. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 16.—An ad journed meeting of a commute of the Florida Press association and the gen eral passenger agents of the Florida railways was held this morning to ar range an Itinerary for the National Ed ucational association, which will visit Florida In January. There were present T. J. Appleyard of the Florida Press as sociation, chairman; T. T. Stockton of the same association, secretary; O. Mc Donnell of the Florida Central and Pen insular; H. C. McFadden of the Plant system; G. D. Ackerly of the Jackson ville, Tampa and Key West; Joseph Richardson of the East Coast railway, and W. H. Lucas, proxy for G. A. Mc Donald of the Georgia Southern and Florida. The following Itinerary was adopted; Western contingent to rendezvous at Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, January 14, thence to proceed to Tampa via the Plant system, stopping en route at Ocala; eastern contingent to rendezvous at Sa vannah Tuesday, January 14, thence to proceed to Tampa via the Florida Cen tral and Peninsula, stopping en route at Silver Springs and Ocala. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON Senators Morgan and Pugh Are Being Criticised. SILVER CRAZE DYING OUT And These Gentlemen Seem to Be Ignorant of the Fact. WHAT i © EVENING STAR HAS TO SAY 0 - The Dj* cracy Simply Occupying an Old P Ground of the Enemy, and With the Enemy’s Consent KT and to Its Profit. Washington, Nov. 14.—(Special Corre spondence.)—The action of Senators Mor gan and Pugh in proceeding with their stumping tour In Alabama in the face of what a number of newspapers are pleased to term the recent defeat of sil ver in the elections is causing much com ment here. Of course the papers who see nothing but defeat for silver In the recent flections are the same who are continually crying that the silver "craze" is dying out, and yet the old corpse is always live enough to be killed every election. They are the same pa pers who look upon the recent demo cratic Waterloo as a vindication of the course of the administration and the same who overlook the fact that Virginia and Mississippi, the two states where democracy triumphed, elected legisla tures that will send free silver advocates to the United States senate, and the only states in which the president's policy failed of indorsement. , ine evening oiar, an aamimsirauon paper published here and hating an ad vocate of silver as the evil one hates holy water, In speaking of our senators’ course tells the views of the majority of Alabamians In Washington In a man ner so clear that I have been constrain ed to give It a place here. It makes ex cellent reading and abounds with much sound sense and logic: “It is approved in some quarters and condemned in others, but in all quarters alike it has led to the expression of views that plainly show the desperate straits Into which the national democracy has been driven. ' “What is there left for the democracy to stand on? The question Is a sweeping one. Nor Is It at all confined or solely ap plied to tl)e next presidential race. That, on the contrary, U almost conceded in advance to the republicans. But after that—and assuming that the republicans do win—what, In the language of a popu lar singing comedian, Is the poor man, the poor old democracy, to do? "The situation Is summarized thus as showing the dlfferenee between the party now and In 1893, when 1t was restored to powch The election of 1892 was carried on'a platform declaring for bimetallism strong enough to catch free coinage votes, and for a revision of the tariff thab would completely eliminate the principles of protection. The democratic congress elected received thus most specific in structions from the people. But with what result? The repeal of the purchas ing clause of the Sherman act at the pres ident’s suggestion, which left silver with out support of any kind, and the passage of a tariff bill stuffed to the covers with protection of every kind. The democracy today, therefore, It Is Insisted, is dis tinctly in line on these two vital ques tions with the republican party. Small difference might be disclosed as to de tails, but none whatever as to the prin ciples. The republicans are for sound money and for protection, and were first in the field. The democracy Is simply oc cupying an old camp ground of the ene my, and with the enemy’s consent and to Its profit. It has therefore been repudi ated. This, it Is explained. Is what Is moving Mr. Morgan and Mr. Pugh In their pres ent course. The democracy must hava something of its own to Btand on and to fight for. They claim that It has that, by repeated professions and repeated con gressional votes, In free fcolnage. It must therefore remain true to silver, even In the face of the defection which Mr. Cleve land has organized and now leads. If the country wants a gold polloy and a protective tariff It will turn to the party and ought to turn to the party whioh In all of Its history has applied and ad vanced these two things. It will not, and It should not, turn to the party which', until the past few years, had always op posed those things, and still, as they hold, opposes them In Its majority membership. Mr. Cleveland himself cannot persuade it to acept from his hands as the leader of the democracy what It expects to reoetV* only at the hande of the republican lead ers. • 1 "It Is In this way that those democrats who applaud the Alabama senators Justi fy their course. They attribute the recent disaster of the party to what they charg* Is the false attitude In which It has been placed. The country, they claim, cafk be brought to approve of both bimetallism and a low tariff, but not by a Juggle, or unrepresentative leadership. The democ racy must not attempt again to blow hot and cold. It cannot hope to beat ttai republicans on their own ground. The adjuration, therefore, is to get together under the old standard, renew the pledge to the old principles, refuse all dick ers about office, and remain contentedly and courageously on the outside until an undisguised as well as an undoubted victory has ben won. Other victories. It is pathetically admitted, turn to ashes on the lips.” There has been a number of prominent democrats from Alabama In Washington this week, and while all of them hgVe been here on personal business, still whp can tell what bearing the getting togeth er of so many members of the democ racy from the state with prominent dem ocrats located here may have upon the campaign. Col. H. C. Tompkins, chairman of the democratic executive committee, Is at tending the session of the supreme court. Colonel Tompkins, while not an an nounced candidate for Senator Pugh’# seat, still It Is said by his friends that he Is more than apt to be heard from be fore the light Is over. Hon. Thomas H. Clark, secretary of the state executive committee and Bleak er of the last house of representative*, reached Washington Tuesday night. Mr. Clark has many friends here Wh® gave him a hearty welcome. Hon. Scott Sayre, a prominent Ala bamian and member of the legislature. Is In the city. There are few men, who have represented their county In the leg islature of Alabama, of more ability than Mr. Sayre and he Is deservedly