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Did the People Who Heard Our
Senators Yesterday.
Senator Morgan Shows Up Secretary John
G. Carli.le,
Senators Morgan and Pugh Ably Discuss
the Financial Question at Union
Sprinhs to a Large and En
thusiastic Audience.
Union Springs, Nov. 20—(Special.)—Ev
ery seat in the mammoth court house of
Bullock county was occupied today when
the arguments were begiln by Senators
Pugh and Morgan in favor of free silver.
Mr. Ernest L. Blue, in his usual tone of
eloquence, Introduced the speakers, be
stowing most worthy compliments on
them both, and amid outbursts of ap
plause these grand old men arose re
spectively to address the large and en
thusiastic audience.
Senator Morgan dwelled with great
force on the speech of Mr. Crisp of Geor
gia, and said that every man, woman
and child in the state of Alabama should
read his speech. He then compared the
political course of John G. Carlisle and
Speaker Crisp. The irony of his remarks
on Secretary Carlisle brought forth loud
outbursts of applause. The secretary of
the treasury was shown up in his true
light. His former and present, positions
were compared with no mild words of
criticism. Senator Morgan said that the
people of Alabama were Indeed a moral,
law-abiding set, and that he had not seen
a drunken tnun on his round through
the state, and with the exception of an
Interruption of a lunatic, who had been
confined in the insane hospital of the
state, at Demopolis on the ISth. the peo
ple had heard he and Senator Tugh
with marked attention.
uvtiuiui * Ufe U rain IIWUIIIJ^ III It-rlU l
people to believe that he was a candi
date for re-election to the United States
senate. His conversation and his speech
leads one to infer that if the people of
Alabama desire his re-election the call
must come from them. He has not the
tone and mariner of a cross-roads poli
tician. who is out addressing tile peo
ple for his own benefit and pain.
The finance question was handled with
great ability and ease by these speakers,
and while there are but few gold bugs
In Bullock county, their arguments can
show nothing but the unwisericss of their
course and that their advocacy of the
gold standard is hut a drawback to the
people and country. They have made
many men see the question in a new light,
and when the proper lime comes old Bul
lock will send to the convention a delega
tion that will speak in no uncertain tones
their feeling and opposition to the gold
standard and all men that advocate It.
The friends of Governor OateR In this
county are glad that he will not let the
Advertiser force him out against Captain
Johnston, and many of them say that
they are for Captain Johnston in 1R9G
against the world. They recognise the
grand work that, he has done for the
party and believe It Is high time he was
reaping his reward.
“What’s the Matter With McKinleyP” Wes
Shouted by the Crowd.
Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 20.—The bien
nial conference of Indiana republicans
was held tonight. Col. Richard W.
Thompson was nominated for chairman
of the conference and was chosen by ac
Gen. Tom Nelson of Terre Haute,
Charles W. Fairbanks of this city and
others addressed the meeting.
The features of the conference was a
scene during the speech of Mr. Fair
banks. All the speakers had eulogized
Kx-President Harrison and considerable
enthusiasm had been engendered.' In the
course of his remarks Mr. Fairbanks de
clared that the republican rarty would
be led to victory In 1896 by the most il
lustrious republican In the United States
—Benjamin Harrison." As the .utterance
escaped his lips some one in the room
shouted: “What's the matter with Mc
Kinley?” and from all parts of the hall
catne the refrain, "He's all right, he's nil
General Harrison's name, however,
elicited thei loudest applause, and the
general sentiment expressed was that In
diana was solid for Harrison. Over 590
republicans were present. At midnight
the conference adjourned.
Eo Says Secretary Albert Clark ot the Home
Market Club.
Boston, Nov. 20.—The annual meeting
of the Home Market club was held this
evening. Secretary Albert Clark In his
report spoke of the excellent work done
by the club, and said:
"Nothing Is more certain than that
the tariff Is to be the chief Issue next
year This might be otherwise if Pres
ident Cleveland would approve such a
bill at both houses of congress would be
glad to pass this winter for increasing
the revenue and correcting the gross er
rors and inequalities of the present tar
iff. I think congress should send hint
such a bill before offering any other re
lief to the treasury and let him veto it
upon his own responsibility. The de
mand of the hour is a change that will
give to business stability and courage.”
Mr. Charles Scott of Eowell was elect
ed president.
Cot Frightened at Their Deed and Ran
Away, But Feel No Pangs of Remorse.
Rome, N. Y., Nov. 20.—At the coroner's
inquest over the bodies of Engineer Ha
gar of Albany and "Billy" Bond of Syra
cuse, who were killed in the railroad
wreck here, there was no Important testi
mony, except by Miss Celia Perrin, a
young lady with whom Hildreth, the
leader of the gang of boy wreckers, was
very friendly. She testified that Hildreth
came to her house yesterday morning
and told her about how they had wreck
ed the train. Hildreth told Miss Perrin
that they turned the rails that were
loosened so that the train would go Into
the ditch. The coroner's Inquest was ad
journed until this afternoon.
The four boys who are charged with
committing the crime have all confessed
txcepl Bristol, who refuses to say any
thing. The evidence of the others, how
ever, implicates him and makes him and
Hildreth the leaders of the gang. The
boys had revolvers, which they said they
threw away in the woods. The boys had
all been reading sensational novels. They
frequented Hildreth's room at the Tem
perance hotel, where they played cards
and had boxing bouts. About three
weeks ago they went to Utica. There
Hildreth, who already owned a revolver,
purchased two more. The boys rode home
in a box car and planned the wreck.
They thought they would get about $30,*
000 from the dead or dying passengers.
They matured their plans, and not until
the rails were loosened and the train was
nearing the fatal spot did they seem to
hesitate. “Then," says Hibbard, "we
were on pins and needles and wished
those rails were back in place. We stood
on the north side of the track with
our revolvers In our hands ready to rush
In among the people. WhPn we heard
• he crash and the cries of the people we
ran awav through the woods. We were
thoroughly scared and realized what we
had done. We had not gone far before we
decided to throw away our revolvers, be
cause we were afraid of being suspect’d
If they wore found upon us. Hildreth
lost hts hat. but did not stop to get it.”
The loss of this hat was what led to the
speedy arrests of the boys. The boys do
not seem to feel any severe pangs of re
There Is no danger of those injur“d in
the wreck dying. Fireman Wagner, who
is In the hospital at Oneida, is improving,
and Mneev of Syracuse, whose ieg was
taken off, is doing well at the hospital in
this city.
Trial of the Lavretta Will Contest Casein
Mobile, Nov. 20.- (Special.)—The pro
bate court of Mobile county convened to
day for the purpose of entering Into a
trial of the Lavretta will contest case.
The entire day was devoted to the draw
ing of a Jury, and tomorrow the testi
mony will begin. The court room was
crowded all day with eager listeners, as
it is a settled fact that some very racy
testlmony will come in course of the
trial. Hist.inguiished attorneys from
New York and Washington are here as
sisting the home counsels, and It will be
a legal fight to the finish. Congressman
K. H. Clarke is retained by the contest
ants, while the estate is represented by
lion. E. L. Russell.
Supreme Court Decisions Handed Down
Yesterday—An Old and Highly
Respected Lady Dies.
Montgomery, Nov. 20.—(Special.)—Col.
Rolfe S. Saunders of Birmingham and
Mrs. Rebecca Vassar Howard of Athens,
Ala., were married in this city this morn
ing at the church of the Holy Comforter.
The bride is a sister of Mrs. Harris Gun
ter of this city, and is a woman of great
worth and rare Intelligence. She is a.
member of one of the best families In the
Tennessee valley, and is greatly loved
and admired by a large circle of friends.
Colonel Saunders Is well known and
greatly esteemed throughout Alabama
and Tennessee, having been prominently
connected with the editorial manage
ment of some of the most Important
newspapers in these states. He has also
occupied a conspicuous place in Wash
ington Journalism.
Colonel Saunders and wife left for Bir
mingham on the morning train.
The Supreme Court.
The following decisions were rendered
by the supreme court today:
Head. J.—W. H. Davis et al vs. Lew
is Bingham et al., appeal from Jackson
chancery court; modified and affirmed.
H. W. Barrett & Co. vs. the Pollock
company et al., appeal from Montgomery
chancery court; reversed, rendered and
The H. B. Clafiln company et al. vs. II.
W. Barrett & Co., appeal from Montgom
ery chancery court; reversed, rendered
and remanded.
T. J. Mason et al. vs. E. R. Joles, ap
peal from Jefferson circuit court; affirm
Pollock company et al. vs. Muscogee
Manufacturing company, appeal from
Montgomery chancery court; reversed,
rendered and remanded.
Krebs Manufacturing company vs. D.
W. Brown et al., appeal from Jefferson
circuit court; affirmed.
W. R. Larkin vs. Mrs. S. E. Baty, ap
peal from Jackson circuit court; affirmed.
Charles Hillens vs. Emma Brinsdeld,
appeal from Montgomery probate court;
Halloway & Gilchrist vs. Robert Har
per. appeal from Geneva circuit court;
reversed and remanded.
Court adjourned to Monday, the 25th
Mrs. Amanda Wilson Dead.
Mrs. Amanda L. Wilson, one of Mont
gomery’s oldest inhabitants, died at her
home on Mildred street at 9:30 last night,
at the advanced age of 76 years.
The deceased was the daughter of Gen
eral Clayton, one of the pioneers of Mont
gomery. who owned and located that part
or Montgomery lying south of Clayton
strpet, north of Jeff Davis avenue, and
between Plank street on the west and
Court street on the east. When this hlock
of property was subdivided the streets
which were opened up were ftam?d by
General Clayton for various members of
his family—the streets so named being
Clayton. Sayre, Mildred. Wilson, Hol
comb, Caroline, Root and Amanda.
Balfour Found Guilty.
London. Nov. 20.—The trial of Jabez
Spencer Balfour, formerly member of
parliament. Burney and the other de
fendants, Brock, Wright, Theobold and
Dlbley. In connection with the Liberator
Building society, which began hefore
Justice Sir Oalnesford Brlee In the
queen’s bench division of the high court
of Justice on October 25, was ended ro
day, the Jury finding Balfour and all the
others, except Dlbley, guilty. Sentence
was postponed pending the trial of the
■prisoners upon other charges, which will
begin tomorrow.
The jury disagreed In regard to Dlbley.
The trial of the prisoners was only upon
charges In connection with the Lands'
Allotment company. The trials on the
charges In connection with the House
and Land Investment Trust, the London
and general bank and other companies
will proceed as fast as fresh juries can
be obtained.
The Texas Out of Dock.
New York, Nov. 20.—The battleship
Texas was hauled out of dry dock at the
Brooklyn navy yard this morning. The
vesselfloated at about 10 o'clock, draw
ing 20 feet 4 Inches forward and 21 feet
8 Inc. “9 aft. It was an hour later, how
ever, before It was highwater, and then
an unusually favoring floodtlde gave her
28 feet 8 Inches at the sill or fully 5 feet
free. ..She was vyatped alongside the big
Crane wharf, where »he will probably re
main till the dock trial. This cannot take
place for three or four days, as her en
gines are not yet quite ready. No board
has yet arrived to Investigate her mis
hap in the dry dock, and the officers claim
entire Ignorance as to what la to be done..
Given Orders To Get Ready
Without Delay
It Will Be a Month Before She Can
Get There.
Tho French Government lias Refused to
Fncc’sh the Roc.-o-ds in the Waller
Csse-H's Wife Doesn’t Want
Him Without Indemnity,
Washington, Nov. 20.—As a result of a
consideration of the Turkish situation
at yesterday's cabinet meeting the cruiser
Minneapolis was today given orders to
take on coal and other stores without
delay and to sail for the European naval
station. Her destination is Smyrnia,
Asia Minor, and her duty will be to as
sist the flag ship San Francisco and the
cruiser Marblehead in protecting the in
terests of American missionaries and
other citizens of the United States. It
was stated authoritatively today that
there were no new developments in the
Armenian situation involving the govern
ment. but from the general aspect of the
present state of affairs It was deemed best
to dispatch another war vessel.
The action of the administration with
regard to the Minneapolis was brought
about through numerous appeals from
mtsisonary oigantzations and prominent
men In this country to increase the
United States naval force on the coast
of Asia Minor. Scores of letters have
been received by the state department
representing that the lives and prop
erty of American missionaries were
jeopardized. The last few days has wit
nessed an increase in these communica
tions. and the order Issued today wras the
x iic Lummaiiut'i ui me iuuimrap'Jiia to
Capt. W. H. Wadleigh.
The vessel is now at Norfolk, where
she will take 600 tons of coal on board
and then proceed to Hapton Roads to
secure the 900 aditional tons necessary to
fill her bunkers. With this amount of
fuel the Minneapolis would be able to
proceed direct to Smyrnla without stop
ping1, but will not stop at Gibraltar
to replenish the stores. The Min
neapolis Is the fastest vessel in .
the United Sttes navy. On the
official trial trip she maintained an av- j
erage speed of more than 93 knots for
the required time. It is not the Intention i
of the navy departmnet. however, to test
her capabilities in this line, and the ves
sel will proceed at a rate of between 15
and 16 knots an hour, which is her most
economical sped from the standpoint of
coal consumption.
Ninety-seven tons a day will be all
that is necessary to secure the rate
given, while that of a lesser or greater
amount would be disproportionate to the
results than can be obtained by using
the amount named. It is said at the
navy department that the Minneapolis
will be ready to sail from Hampton
Roads for Gibraltar by November 25.
The distance Is about 3200 knots, while
fromGibraltartoSmyrna 1700 knots more
must be traversed. At the rate of fif
teen knots an hour the Minneapolis can
not be expected to reach Smyrnla In less
than sixteen days, allowing two days for
coaling at Gibraltar. It is more likely,
however, that the time consumed In the
long voyage will be near three weeks. In
addition to her officers she will
carry 400 blue Jackets and forty-five ma
rines. It is understood that Smyrnla was
selected as her destination because it is
the best place for missionaries to gather
in the event of danger to their lives.
While the state department refuses to
furnish any information In regard to the
matter, the impression exists here that
the French government has notified Am
bassador Eustis at Paris that it will not
furnish a copy of the record of the court
martial proceedings against Ex-Consul
Waller as a matter of right. Mr. Wal
ler’s counsel, Mr. Crammond Kennedy
of this city, believes, however, that the
record will be furnished to Ambassador
Eustis if requested as a matter of
It is not Improbable that Mr. Waller
will be notified by the state department
that the French government will release
him from custody as a matter of grant
If this government will waive the ques
tion of indemnity. So far, apparently,
he Is In ignorance of this fact. Mrs.
Waller strenuously Insists upon a pay
ment of damages In compensation for
his imprisonment, but It is not unlikely
that the whole matter will be referred
to the ex-consul to decide for himself.
Should he prefer to remain In prison
upon the chance of obtaining indemnity
the state department and his counsel
will do the best possible for him under
the circumstances.
Bound for the Exposition.
New York, Nov. 20.—One hundred and
thirty Brooklynites left this afternoon
by the Pennsylvania railroad for the At
lanta exposition to do honor to Brooklyn
day. The party will arrive at their des
tination early Friday morning: and will
start hack on next Tuesday at 1 a. m.t
reaching their homes about 6 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon.
Some of the party are: Mr. and Mrs.
William Berr. Charles A. Schleran and
wife, William Cullen Bryant, A. D. Baird,
and wife, Mr. St. Clair McKelway and
wife, John Pullman, Eugene Britton and
wife, Charles A. Moore and wife, Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick W. Wurster, Leonard R.
Welles and wife, John J. Williams. Ber
nard Peters, J. H. Story, Mrs. Samuel
Talmage, Mrs. William C. Wallace, J.
A. Butler, Alexander R. Brown, George
W. Baildon, George W. Donahue, Mrs,
Gilbert Evans, Jesse Johnson, Ernestus
Gullck, P. W. Klley, C. Augustus Havit
land. Col. H. P. Martin. William C. Red
foeld, Charles L. Slcardt, Mrs. J. H.
Stearns, P. J. Connors. William Hester,
Fred C H. Lansing, MrS. Charles S. Burr
and others. '
A Postofflce Robbed.
Plainfield, N. J., Nov. 20.—The post
office at Summit was entered by burglars
this morning. The safe was blown open
and $7000 in currency and stamps stolen.
The money did not all belong to the gov
ernment, as the safe was made the de
pository for several local merchants.
There Is no clue to the burglars. Mrs.
Bridget Lane, mother of Thomas Lane,
editor of the Summit Record, Is the post
mistress. One hundred and fifty dollars
and seven registered letters were In the
safe, which the thieves overlooked. The
registered letters contained several hun
dred dollars.
Still Being Investigated by the
Motorman Rogers Says the Gates Were Closed,
But Unfastened.
Captain Horning Says the Car Struck and
Carried Away the Mainsail of His
Schooner—The Inquest Wi'.l
Be Concluded Today.
Cleveland, O, Nov. 20.—The coroner's
jury investigation of the viaduct acci
dent of last Saturday night, where sev
enteen people were killed and one dan
gerously injured, was continued today.
The conflict of testimony as to whether
the regular lights were displayed or the
draw gates closed when the conductor
grave his motorman the signal to go
ahead was apparently today as it was
yesterday. The testimony of Augustus
Rogers, the motorman, who escaped
from going over with the car Into the
river by a halr’s-breadth, was by far
the most important yet given at the in
quest. Rogers said that the gates were
swung, but that he did not believe they
were fastened. He positively asserted
that he saw no signal lights, although he
was looking straight ahead. The cur
rent breaker, an apparatus for shutting
off the current when the draw swung,
Rogers maintained, was not in operation,
as was evidenced by the fact that the
lights in his car were burning when it
went over the bridge. „
An Interesting developmet of the in
vestigation was elicited from the testi
mony of Capt. William Horning of De
troit, master of the schooner Abram
Smith, which was being towtd under the
ear when the car made its fearful plunge.
The captain says that the car came
straight down over the boat and struck
its sail, tearing it off. Had the car
struck the boat fairly the catastrophe
would have been intensified to a degree
almost unparalelled in the history of
accidents. The Inquest may be concluded
Will Try to Finish Its Work Before Ad.
ionmment on Next Tuesday.
Columbia, S. C.. Nov. 20.—The consti
tutional convention this morning had
under consideration the application to
take a recess to go to Atlanta on next
Wednesday, South Carolina day. This
was voted down. Then a resolution was
adopted for a steering committee to aid
in completing the work of the convention
as soon as practicable. The article on
new counties and county government
was taken up and several sections have
passed their third reading. Many
amendments were proposed and voted
down and thus far the article stands un
At the night session of the convention
the balance of the article on counties
and county government was passed to
lt» third reading. Efforts were made to
get in some changes that would affect
the formation of the new counties, but
after much debate the remaining sec
tions of the article were adopted without
change. The ordinance to fix the age of
consent at 16 years was amended so ns
to make It 14 instead of 16, and then the
convention adjourned.
There was a big kick against the sub
mitting of the report of the steering com
mittee, which was presented tonight,
providing a special time for the consider
ation of every matter still outstanding,
for three daily sessions from now on and
for a final adjournment on Tuesday next.
The fight over the report lasted for about
two hours and ended In the adoption of
the main features of the report. Tomor
row morning the convention takes up
the homestead matter. The present pur
pose Is to try to finish In time to get to
the exposition on Carolina day.
A Dozen Union Generals Coming South in
the Interest of the Vicksburg Na
tional Park Scheme.
Chicago, Nov< 20.—A dozen generals
and other officers who wore the blue left
for the south this morning to meet rep
resentative leaders of the gray to ar
range details for a petition to congress
to make the battlefield of Vicksburg a
national military park. They form to
gether the officers and directors of the
Vicksburg Military Park association, or
ganized last month. The battlefield will
be accurately located and the ground oc
cupied by both armies In the contest will
be gone over by the members of the as
sociation, It Is hoped by this united ac
tion congress may be Induced to make
an appropriation sufficiently large to con
fer the battlefield Into a suitable monu
ment honoring the soldiers of both sides
who,died on the historic spot.
Afaong the representatives of the north
are: Col. .T. K P. Thompson, Iowa; Gen.
Lucius Fairchild, Wisconsin: Gen. Ivan
N. Walker, Indiana; Col. J. P. Rae, Min
nesota; Gen. A. G. Welssert, Wisconsin;
(fen. W D. Hoard, Wisconsin; Capt. W.
T. Rigby, Iowa; Gen. F. F. McGinnlss,
Vicksburg will be reached tomorrow
afternoon. Friday the directors of the
National Park association will go to the
battlefield and arrange plans for the pe
tition to congress. New Orleans will be
visited bv the party, where they will be
entertained by the Veterans’ association
oil that city. The party will reach Chi
cago on the return trip next Tuesday.
The Patriarch Haa Been Appealed to by the
Constantinople. Nov. 20.—Advices from
Aleppo are that all Americans at Alnt&b,
Marash, Orfah and Mardln are safe. The
mlsisonarles at Kharpul are leaving and
returning temporarily to Constantinople.
The Armenian provincial refugees here
have petitioned the patriarch to avert a
famine In their country and ask him to
appeal to Europe.
It la stated that the ministers refused
to receive the patriarch until he published
an encyclical calling on all Armenians to
maintain order and condemning their In
trigues and demands on the Turkish gov
ernment. The patriarch's position Is be
coming extremely difficult. He has
again appealed to the embassies. Inform
ing them of various massacres and beg
ging their good offices to put an end to
the situation. The officials Insist that
the Armenian journals shall publish ar
ticles approving the government's poltey
and condemning the Armenians. Several
Armenian prisoners, who have been re
leased for lack of evidence upon which
to convict them, declare that they were
beaten In prison to compel them to re
veal Jhe plans of the Armenian commit
tee. None yielded.
M. Nelidoff, the Russian ambassador
here, has replied to the recent appeal of
the Armenian Catholics at Tiflls. He re
fers to the conflicts in the provinces,
which, he says, were unfortunately In
most cases caused by Armenians who had
been instigated by their revolutionary
committees. The result was a terrible
revenge on the part of the Turks in the
form of a horrible massacre of the Chris
tians. The sultan has sanctioned the
scheme of reforms prepared by the pow
ers and Is proceeding to effect them.
To this end it Is necessary for the leaders
of the people to persuade the latter from
revolutionary attempts, abandon idle
hopes of foreign intervention, stop all
disturbances and co-operate In the restor
ation of peace.
Secretary Carlisle to Confer With New
York Financiers.
Washington, Nov. 20.—The treasury
gold reserve stands today, with all gold
withdrawals of the past two days deduct
ed, at $86,803,594. Since July 13, when gold
exports were resumed, which have con
tinued with slight cessation since that
date, $37,500,000 in gold has been with
drawn from the United States treasury
for export to Europe. Secretary Carlisle,
who is now In New York, it is understood,
will confer with New York financiers
as to replenishing the gold reserve if it
falls below the point of confidence.
Whether means of building up the gold
reserve will take the form of a new bond
issue or not is not known only to the
president and Secretary Carlisle, and
neither of these high officials is accus
tomed to make public his plans in ad
vance of action.
Preparing to Meet the Gridiron Club—The
Negroes Are Satisfied—S. A. P. Rep
resented at the Show,
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 20.—The Gridiron
Club of Washington Correspondents Is
expected to arrive here tomorrow
morning at 10:20 and headquarters have
been engaged for them at the hotels. A
committee representing the exposition
will go up tonight to Mount Airy to meet
the party and bring them to town.
The chief of the negro department, T.
Garland Penn, has written an open let
ter to the Christian Guardian of Toronto,
Can., in reply to inquiries from that pa
per concerning the misrepresentations
made against colored visitors to the At
lanta exposition. He says that the col
ored people are treated exceptionally
well, far better than many of the race
expected. He quotes in his letter the in
dorsement of some of the most prominent
and reliable colored men in Atlanta In
support of his claim. The congress of col
ored lawyers In session In this city passed
strong resolutions condemning the mis
representations and indorsing the expo
sition and urging the brother in black
to come and see what he has done. The
National Colored Press convention will
convene in the city tomorrow.
The Southern Associated Press, after
their business meeting this morning, vis
ited the exposition, under the guidance
of Mr. Clark Howell, and spent the day
In sight-seeing. This afternoon they at
tended the reception of the Louisiana
dignitaries at the woman’s building, and
Hon. Pat Walsh delivered an address, in
which he congratulated the Pelican
State upon its magnificent display.
Promises to Surpass Chicago Day in Every
New York, Nov. 20.—Special arrange
ments have been made by the railways
running south to carry what is expected
will be the largest delegation from this
city that has visited the south. The spe
cial train which will carry Mayor Strong
and his party to Atlanta will leave at 2
p. m. tomorrow, via the Pennsylvania
road, Southern Railway and Piedmont
Air Line. Troop A will act as escort to
the mayor and will go on this train.
Members of the board of aldermen and
gnany city officials are also going.
A special rate of {20.50 for the round
trip has been made for November 21, 22
and 23, and extra cars will be attached to
all their through trains running south
on those days. About 400 business men
will be in the party, including representa
tives' of all the larger dry goods and mer
chants’ houses. The excursionists will
arrive In Atlanta on Friday at 3 p. m.
Saturday will be celebrated as Brook
lyn day Squadron "A's” bands serenad
ing the mayor will stop at the Hotel Ar
agon. and on Monday will be escorted
by Squadron “A” to the New York state
building, where the exercises of Manhat
tan day will be opened with prayer by
Rev. Dr. J. W. Brown of St. Thomas'
church of this city. Seth Low will deliv
er the oration, after which the mayor will
hold a reception and later inspect the
fair grounds. In the evening a grand re
ception will be tendered by the New York
delegation of merahants and their wives
to the merchants and their wives of At
lanta at the Hotel Kimball.
Governor Morton was invited to visit
the exposition with the New York delega
tion, but declined, stating that business
detained him.
Burglar Students Bound Over.
Schenectady, N. Y.. Nov. 20.—C. G.
Humphrey and C. C. Miller, students of
Union college, who are charged with
having committed burglaries In this
city and vicinity recently, appeared In
the police court this afternoon and
through their counsel, H. G. Glenn,
waived examination. They were held
for the action of the grand Jury at the
January term of the county court. Ball
has not yet been obtained for the ac
The room contained a grpat variety of
plunder stolen by Humphrey and Miller
from stores and residences and was
thronged with people all the forenoon,
hundreds coming from motives of curi
osity, but scores of others finding goods
or articles that had been stolen f^p--..
tern. Most of the property has been
Identified and the ownership proved.
In some cases canned goods, pictures,
utensils and knick-knacks that had not
been missed have been discovered by the
owners In the multifarious collection.
Borne things, however, are not yet
claimed. ___
Hayward Must Hang.
Minneapolis, Nov. 20.—'The supreme
court this morning filed Its decision in
the Hayward murder case, sustaining
the lower court and refusing a new trial.
Hayward Is under sentence of death for
the murder of Catherine Ging.
Promising Not to Burn the
Sugar Houses.
There Were But Forty Filibusters on the
ner Horsa.
Two of^ ^Lenders Are A inericou Citizens
W Vere Recently Released irora
_ son in Havana at the Request
^ /of Consul-General Williams.
Washington, Nov. 20.—The following is
a copy (in translation) of an order re
ceived here, believed to be authentic, and
issued from the headquarters of a portion
of the insurgent forces, operating partly
in Santa Clara and partly in Maritanzas:
Liberating Army of Cuba,
Fifth Corps of the Army—First Brigade.
In accordance with orders of the pro
visional government, and to the end that
no one may allege ignorance, I hereby
make known:
To the Sugar Manufacturers, Cane Plant
ers (Coionos) and Proprietors of this
Zone Under My Command;
1. The buildings and cane fields of all
plantations will be considered and re
spected, provided no work is given to any
able-bodied laborer, nor the operations of
grinding commenced.
2. When there are no fortifications nor
forces located In the same for the pi elec
3. A term of ten days, to expire on the
12th instant, Is hereby granted for the
suspension of all works, if commenced,
the destruction of the fortifications which
may exist and the withdrawal of troops,
If any, from same.
4. Those who contravene this order will
be severely punished and their buildings
and cane fields reduced to ashes.
Headquarters of Operations, Nov. 2,
Chief of '.he Brigade.
Official reports received here say the
reports of the strength of the late Cuban
filibustering expedition which sailed
from this country on the Danish steam
er Horsa are exaggerated In published
reports. There were but forty insur
gents, twenty of whom embarked in New
York on the night of Saturday, the 9th
Instant. They had attended with others
a mass meeting. In that city which was
held In the interest of the Cuban Insur
gents, and when this adjourned the men
went to the wharf, where they were
taken aboard a tug, which was awaiting
their arrival. The utmost secrecy was
observed. Shortly after midnight the
tug dropped down the stream and car
ried her crew of passengers to a point
off Cape Ilarnegal, where they were
taken aboard the Horsa, which awaited
them at that place. The Horsa had car
ried an equal number of insurgents, who
had gone aboard at Philadelphia. These
forty, it is claimed, represented the full
strength of the expedition. The dorsai
cleared from Philadelphia for Port An
tonio, Jamaica. Upon her arrlvel In Cu
ban waters she attempted to land the ex
pedition upon the eastern coast of the
island. It was attempted to put the fili
busters ashore in boats. While thus
engaged a Spanish gunboat hove In
sight, whereupon the Horsa Immediately
steamed away In the direction of Ja
maica. Upon her arrival at Kingston
the Horsa was seized by the British au
thorities, as reported in these dispatches.
The fact developed today that two of the
leaders of the Horsa expedition, Francis
co Garlllo and Jose Maria Aguirre, are
naturalized American citizens. They
were arrested In Havana at the outbreak
of the revolution, but were released at
the request of the American consul-gen
eral, Mr. Williams. They claimed at that
time to have no connection with the re
bellion, and their release was granted
because of their American citizenship.
It is stated today that they were then in
active sympathy with the rebellion, and
that this last act is the third time they
have allied themselves with the enemies
of the Spanish government.
A strong denial is given todav that this
expedition had its origin in Canada, or
that any of its members started from
that country. The entire affair was
planned in New York. It Is also denied
that the Insurgents carried with them
any considerable number of arms. It is
•not doubted that each had whatever was
necessary for himself, but no more.
Suspicion was directed to the Horsa
upon her arrival at Philadelphia several
weeks ago. It Is customary for incoming
vessels to employ the same pilot upon
arriving and departing. The pilot was
notified when his outward services be
gan that he would not be needed again.
This at once led to the belief that there
was some hidden purpose in pursuit in
this course and the vessel's movements
from that time were carefully followed.
Working for the Convention.
Chicago, Nov. 20.—J. Irving Pierce,
chairman of the committee of business
men who are taking the inlatlve steps to
bring the national republican convention
to Chicago, said today that he had can
vassed the business men of his acquaint
ance sufficiently to assure him that be
tween *70,000 and *60,000 could easily be
raised by subscription, and as soon as he
receives an answer from Chairman Car
ter of the national committee, to whom
he wrote regarding the conditions which
would be imposed on Chicago. Idr. Pierce
Intends to obtain the amounts promised
verbally by the Chicagoans and corpora
tions he has seen. The CollsBeum, which
collapsed while In course of erection will
be finished by May 1, and It Ib believed
by the convention promoters that when
it Is known generally that the building
will accommodate 20,000 people, the fact
will be a powerful argument In favor of
holding the convention here.
Shot a Father and Child.
New Orleans, La., Nov. 20.—Charles F.
Porter, stenographer, was shot, mortally
wounded this morning. Porter was wait
ing to catch a car at Prytania and Po
lymnea streets, and had Just bade hls 6
year-old daughter good-bye when Patrick
A. Hearns approached and opened fire on
him, shooting him In the left side. Then
Hearns turned the pistol on himself and
shot twice, one ball going through hls
hat and another grazing hls face. Mrs.
Porter was standing at the gate with her
1-year-old child and the other child was
walking home when Hearns opened lire
on them, shooting the year old child
through the leg. Hearns had been drink
ing and had a grudge against Porter.

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