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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
• a ; r VOLUME 22: BIRMINGHAM, ALA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1895. NUMBER. 11. INTERNAL REVENUE- TAX Shows Receipts Fall Below the Estimate. A DECREASE OF $21,302,000 Tho Attempt to Enforce the Income Tax Law Cost $31,000. THE LAW SHOULD BE MODIFIED So as to Meet the .Reasonable Demand For the Distillation of Fears, Planes, Apricots, Oranges * -;nd Other F, nits. Washington, Nov. 21.—The report of Joseph S. Miller of West Virginia, com missioner of. internal revenue, made pub lic .today, Btates that receipts for the fiscal year had fallen below his estimates by $27,753,060. This he attributes to the decision of the supreme court declaring the income tax unconstitutional after only $77,000 had been collected. His es timate for the year was $171,000,000. The actual receipts were $146,246,000. In re gard to next year the commisisoner says: “After careful comparison of receipts from all sources of internal revenue for the months of July, August and Septem ber, 1895, with collections for the same months in the previous fiscal years and giving due weight to the improved busi ness conditions manifested throughout the country in peculiar lines touched by internal taxation, I estimate that the receipts from all sources of internal rev enue for the current fiscal year will ag gregate $165,000,000. The receipts for the first three months of the present fiscal yeai shuw a decruse of $21,302,000 In the taxes collected on distilled spirits as com pared with the corresponding months of last year, when there was a rush to take spirts out of bond in order to escape the extra increase of duty under the new tariff law. There has been an increase of $460,600 In the revenue from tobacco and cigars; an Increase of $792,630 from beer; a decrease of $137,000 from oleomar garine arol a decrease of $20,300 from mis cellaneous sources. The preliminary work of attempting to enforce the income tax law cost the government $91,000, as against $77,000 in come tax collected and now in process of being refunded. The commlsioner closes his report recommending a number of amendments to existing laws and the re peal of the free alcohol In the arts pro vision in the late tariff law. Among the amendments recommended is this: Amend section 3255 so as to al low the use of fruits other than apples, peaches and grapes for distillation. This is desired in order to afford bran dy distillers the privilege of distilling pears, prunes, apricots, oranges and other fruits fit for making brandy when they desire to do so. Great -complaint reached this office during last season when the early frost destroyed the or ange crop in the state of Florida, and it was made clear that if the people had had the privilege of distilling the fruit they would have realized a considerable amount upon the crop, which was ren dered entirely useless for any other pur pose. There seems to be no good reason why the law should not be modified to meet this most reasonable demand. Senor Augusto De Sequire Thedim, minister from Portugal to the United States, died this morning from the effects of a very severe hemorrhage that came upon him suddenly last Sunday evening. The announcement of the death of the minister was a shock to the diplomatic corps and others who knew the family inasmuch as the serious nature of the ill ness was not generally appreciated. Complete arrangements for the obsequies have not been made, but there will be a state funeral at St. Matthew’s Catholic church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. Senor Thedim came to the United States as the accredited minister from Portugal during the summer, but was not officially presented to the president until some time last month owing to the ab sence of Mr. Cleveland at Gray Gables. When he reached here the minister was in an advanced stage of consumption, and some surprise was manifested that he should have accepted an appointment to a capital where the climate is as rig orous as it Is In Washington. He had his first hemorrhage soon after coming to this country, but It was not severe enough to cause any alarm. When stricken down Sunday he was making ar rangements to go to the south of France 1o spend the winter. The remains will be sent to Portugal as soon as convenient and Madame Thedim will sail for that country with them. A CATASTROPHE AVERTED. Five Hundred Dollars Worth of Property Wiped Out by Flames—Factory Girts Become Panic Stricken. Chicago, Nov. 21.—A fire which caused a property loss of $500,000 and imperilled the lives of 600 persons, mostly young women, originated at 3 o'clock this even ing on the third floor of the Charles Bra rich & Co. feather and down goods fac tory, 175 and 181 South Canal street. The conflagration was attended by scenes of Intense excitement and a score of fire men narrowly escaped being killed by fire and falling walls. When the flames were raging most furiously, in aplte of the best efforts of twenty-five engines and a small army of firemen, firebrands were carried by the wind to adjoining manufacturing buildings, and it looked as if more would have to go. The seven-story brick building extend ing from 176 Canal street, south, to the corner of Jackson street, the nine-story brick building adjoining on the north and the greater part of the four-story brick building 'In the same direction were entirely destroyed. These buildings occupied nearly the whole of the block ton the west side of Canal street, between Adams and Jackson streets. The seven and nine-story buildings were owned by Warren Springer, and the owner 41 f the four-story structure, which is one-third saved, is William J. Wilson. The build ings were amply insured. The following firms were burned out: Shober & Carqueville. lithographers, who occupied a building at the corner of Jackson street. George E. Lord & Co., electrotyper and stereotyper machinery manufacturers. George E. Lloyd & Co., Cleveland bi cycles. Carl Charles Emrich & Co., feathers and down goods. Sehnadlg Bros. & Co., ladles' shoes. Abner shirt factory; Gibson gas fixture factory; Chambers Brick machinery manufactory; Russell Plano company; Banner Shirt Waist factory; Epworth Piano and Organ factory; Heusner Bak ery company; Samuel Lyon, mill sup plies; George F. Blake, steam pump works; Derby Cycle company; Strouss, Fisendrath A Deron. manufacturers of mattresses and quite. The following- were damaged by fall ing walls and water:' Miller. Hendricks A Co., 53 West Jaokson street, packers of beef and pork; Hayward & Windsor com pany, confectioners, 161 Canal street. The. losses to the above firms are esti mated at *350,000, and the building loss at $150,000. The fire started from an explosion of chemicals used in cleaning, and the rapidity with which the flames spread in the Emrich factory, where 200 girls and women are employed, created a panic in that building. The frighten’d employes on the upper floors rushed for the elevators, which were small and few, and the stairways were soon Jammed with the horror-stricken and fainting females. Cool-headed men and police offi cers, summoned by the fire alarms in quick succession, came to the rescue and prevented a fire horror. Officers stood guard at the elevators and stairways io prevent more than a safe number of women using those means of exit. The excitement was as great among the 200 female employes of the Banner Waist company, whose factory adjoined * he Emrich factory. Only a thin partition wall divided the Springer buildings, which were practically one, and in an alarmingly short time the flames had ex tended up and down through the walls to the buildings on each side. The police and firemen had a hard task to get all the young women In safety to the street, many having to be carried out uncon scious or else driven out. because they wanted to save their small personal prop erty, while there was not time for all to get their cloaks and hats, and so far as the police learned all who were employed in the buildings escaped without serious Injury, although many were bruised and scratched. THE CAROLINA CONVENTION The Question of Intermarriage of Whites With Negroes and the Exemption Question Were Settled. Columbia, S. C., Nov. 21.—In the con vention today the much fought over homestead exemptions section was con sidered and finally adopted. It allows an exemption of $1000 In reality and $500 In personal property to heads of families, and $300 in personality to unmarried persons. The clause regarding the inter marriage of white persons with persons of negro blood or having any such blood came up next for consideration. At the afternoon session the negro blood section was adopted as reported by the committee reading: “The marriage of a white person with a negro or mulatto or persons who shall have ohe-eighth or more negro blood, shall be unlawful and void.” Many efforts were made to amend so as to have It read: "Any negro blood," tout failed. Mr. McMahan introduced and the con vention adopted a section designed to protect the waste lands of the state from being gobbled up by foreigners and cor porations composed of foreigners. When the convention took its ti o’clock recess it had completed the article on the legislative department and sent it to a third reading. Tonight a long session was held. An effort was made to have the steering committee done away with for the next few days. It was voted down. The article on finance and taxation was taken up and sent to its third reading. There was a determined effort to let In a provision to allow the legislature to authorize any county or township to tax Itself to aid railways as heretofore, but it was voted down. An ordinance was presented providing for the payment of the Interest on the public debt due on January t. An ordi nance was also presented authorizing the appropriation of $60,000, If so much be necessary, to defray the expenses of the convention and permitting the Btate treasurer to borrow whatever he might need, the legislature being required to make provision for its refunding. The article on Judicial department was taken up and the fight of the night was on the section relating to the composi tion of the state supreme court. The committee recommended four Jus tices. An amendment was offered by Mr. Ragsdale to leave the court as It now is —with three Justices. After long debate Mr. Ragsdale's amendment was killed by ft vote of 75 to 49. The convention adjourned at a late hour without taking further action on the matter. Twenty-pight members have filed a protest against the action of the conven tion In turning business over to a steer ing committee. The Gridiron Club in Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga.. Nov. 21.—The Gridiron club, the famous journalistic club of Washington, arrived in Atlanta today. There were forty In the party. They were met at the depot by the exposition committee and were escorted to the lead ing hotels, where they are stopping. At 2 o'clock the Journalists were tendered a reception in the woman’s building. At 6 o’clock this afternoon they were dined , on top of the forestry building. Ur. David T. Day of the forestry commission being the host. After the dinner,' at wihitih several bright speeches were made, the journalists visited the midway, where they had a royal time. Tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock the Oridironers will be giveh hi reception by Mrs. William Dickson at her home on Peachtree, and at 1 o'clock they will be dined by the Ex-* hi hi tors’ club. Tomorrow evening they will occupy boxes at the presentalton of “Patriots." They are being royally en tertained on every side. EX-GOV. WAITE TO BPFAK. Eugene V Cobs Will Speak on the Subject of ‘‘Bweet Liberty.” Chicago, Nov. 21.—The chairman of the Debs' reception committee received a telegram this morning from Ex-Governor Waite of Colorado announcing that he would leave Denver and arrive here to morrow to participate in the reception. He will be one of the speakers at the mass meeting In Hattery D tomorrow night. President Barter of the Detroit Trade and Labor council and K A. Weler of the Cniclnnatl Central Labor union are in the city to officially represent the organ izations of their respective cities In to morrow's doings. The Central Labor union of Cleveland will be represented by five delegates who will arrive in the morning. Debs Is much Interested in the preparations made to receive him in Chicago tomorrow and Is kept posted on the movements of all labor bodies. A forecast of his Intended speech is made public His theme will be “Liberty,” and hi* speech will be devoted chiefly to attacking the judiciary of the country and demonstrating the correctness of his assertion that judicial proceedings tend to subvert the constitutional rights of clllsens. Was That of the Southern Associated Press. RICHMOND GETS IT NEXT The Association Is Determined to Maintain Its Independence. E. P. HOWELL WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT They Passed Resolutions Regretting the Decease of Colonel Richardson and Thanking the Exposition Offi cials for Courtesies. Atlanta, Nov. 21.—The annual meeting of the Southern Associated Press, which convened here yesterday and adjourned today, was harmonious In its proceed- J Ings and determined to maintain It? In dependence, aB is evidenced by the unan imous adoption of the following report of a special committee: Whereas, The contract relations of the Southern Associated Press and the United Press having proved entirely sat isfactory, we, the stockholders, in con vention assembled, express our approval of the same: be it therefore Resolved, That the members of the Southern Associated Press pledge them selves to carry out in letter and spirit the full intent and purpose of the con tract between said associations. Resolved, That the efficiency of our tel egraph service and the best interests of the newspaper press of the south im peratively demand that the Independp ence and integrity of the Southern As sociated Press be maintained as recog nized and expressed in its contract re lations with the United Press. (Signed) IS. P. Howell, Atlanta Consti tution; J. C. Hemphill, Charleston Nows and Courier; M. Olennan, Norfolk, West Virginian; Patrick Walsh, Augusta Chronicle; J. H. Estlll, Savannah Morn ing News; Joseph Bryan, Richmond Times; C. O. B. Cowardln, Richmond Dis patch; A. E. Gonzalez, Columbia State; T. T. Stockton, Jacksonville Tlmes Union; J. Pinckney Smith, New Orleans States; J. L. Rapier, Mobile Register; H. M. Wilson, Birmingham State Herald; S. S. Nottingham, Norfolk Landmark; L. M. Harris, ColumbiiB Enquirer-Sun; D. A. Tompkins and J. B. Caldwell. Char lotte Observer; S. B. Johnson, Shreve port Times; F. P. Glass, Montgomery Advertiser. The following named directors were elected for the ensuing year: E. P. How ell, J. H. Estlll, J. C. Hemphill, C. O. B. Cowardln, J. L. Rapier, T. T. Stockton, William Rule, S. S. Nottingham, D. A. Tompkins. Resolutions of regret and sympathy were adopted respecting the decease of Col. Beale H. Richardson of the Colum bus Enquirer-Sun. The thanks of the organization were officially extended to its management and to the Western Union Telegraph company, and at a meeting of the direct ors which followed the general session the following named officers were elected for the ensuing year: E. P. Howell, president; J. H. Estill, vice-president; Patrick Walsh, treasurer and general manager; F. P. Glass, sec retary. Executive committee—E. P. Howell, J. H. Estill and T. T. Stockton. The following resolution was unani mously adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of the Southern Associated Press be tendered to the officials of the Cotton States and International exposition for their cour tesies to this body during its session. Resolved, That the members of this association express their unbounded ad miration for the magnitude and beauty of the enterprise that has been brought about by the brain, energy^ and public, spirit of the citizens of Atlanta, and that it be commended to the whole country as not only the best display of the mar velous resources and development of the south, but as an object lesson for the ad miration of the people of all sections, which. In many respects, has not been surpassed by any previous undertaking of the kind. The next annual meeting will be held In Richmond, Va. The Application Refused. Richmond, Va„ Nov. 21.—The supreme court of appeals this morning refused to grant application for a mandamus com pelling the sergeant of the city of Rich mond to deliver the Lunenburg prison ers to the sherlfT of that county, as or dered by the Judge of the Lunenburg county court._ MORE GOLD EXPORTED. The Stock of Gold in New York Is Much Lower Than It Is Customary to Have. Washington, Nov. 21.—The treasury de partment was Informed today of $500,000 withdrawal in gold at New York for ex port to Europe. This reduces the treas ury gold reserve to $86,304,557. Of this reserve about $32,000,000 is in gold coin against which no gold certificates are held. The gold coin holdings at New York, because of the recent heavy ex ports of gold, have become less than it is customary to have in the sub-treas ury, and gold coin has been ordered shipped from the Philadelphia mint to replenish the depleted stock of gold coin on hand at New York. The Philadelphia mints are now at work on full time and have been for several weeks past in turn ing gold bullion into coin. The coinage this month at the mint will be unusually heavy._ New Jury for Jabez Spencer. London, Nov. 21.—The trial of Jabez Spencer Balfour and the other defend ants charged with frauds in connection with the house and land Investment trust began in the queen's bench divi sion of the high court of Justice this morning, a new Jury having been ob tained without delay._ Death of the Queen’s Private Secretary. London, Nov. 21.—Gen. Rt. Hon. Sir Henry F. Ponsby, private secretary to her majesty, the queen, died at Osborne cottage, Cowes, at 7:45 o'clock this morn ing. He was 70 years old.- He had been III and Incapacitated from duly for sev eral mouths past. LIST In the Award of Medals at the Exposition. THE AWARDS ARE ALL MADE The Report Was Received and Adopted By the Directors. THE SLOSS IRON AND STEEL COMPANY And Dr. Eugene Smith, State Geologist, Get Gold Medals—Several Hundred Silver Medals Were Distributed Among the Departments. Atlanta, Ga„ Nov. 21.—The award of medals and diplomas of merit for exhib its at the exposition has been made. The Jury of awards has made Its report end the competition between the thousands of exhibitors at the exposition has been settled. The report was accepted and forwarded to President Collier by Dr. Oilman in Baltimore yesterday. It reach ed the express office in Atlanta this triornlng, but was not delivered to Presi dent Collier until this afternoon. The board of exposition directors met at 4 o'clock this afternoon. They received trie report and put their stamp of ap proval on it by adopting It. The following report gives the distribu tion of medals: Gold medals—Sloss Iron and Steel com pany, Birmingham, Ala. Sloss Iron and Steel company, Birming ham, Ala. Southern Bailway company. Geological survey of North Carolina. K. W. Johns' Manufacturing company Of New York city. David T. Day. United States geological survey. Washington. Dr. R. B. Fernoew, United States de partment of agriculture. Gehrge F. Kuntz, New York city. Tennessee Coal, iron and Railway com pany1, Nashville, Tenn. Geological survey of Georgia. Welsbach Bight company, Gloucester, N. I Department of Agriculture—Clemsen Agricultural college, Clemsen college, South Carolina. German Kali works, New York. Kbgene Smith, Tuskaloosa, Ala. California state exhibit. State of South Carolina, Agricultural experiment station of Louisiana. Willfornla state board of trade of San Francisco. Dr. W. O. Alwater, Washington, D C. -Hi wood Cooper, Santa Barbara, Cal. Office of experiment stations United Stafes department of agriculture. Louisville and Nashville railroad. Natural resources and commercial pos sibilities of west Florida. Flint Eddy company, New York, N. Y. Seaboard Air Line. s4uth Carolina agricultural experi ment station. Massachusetts experiment station. Department of Manufactures—Eagle and Phenix mills, Columbus, Ga. Nhontuek Silk company, Lawrence Mass. Waterman Penn company, New York. Crane Bros., Westfield, Mass. Manhattan Manufacturing company, New York. Phenix Cotton mills, Nashville, Tenn. Fairbanks company, Johnsbury, Vt. The Buffalo Scale company, Buffalo, N. t. Barnett & Co., Philadelphia. Winchester Repeating Arms company. New Haven, Conn. Department of Horticulture—Lucerne Vineyard company, California—Raisins. " fitkte of Arkansas—Apples. The Republic of Chili—Chilian wines and liquors. The Republic of Chill-Methods of manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. The Republic of Venezuela—Wines and spirits. Department of Machinery—H. R. Worthington Pump company, Brooklyn, N. Y.—Steam pumps. Straight Line Engine company, Syra cuse, N. Y.—Steam engines (straight llrle). Buckeye Engine company, Salem, O.— Buckeye engine. Ideal Engine company—Ideal engine. Frick Engirt* company—General ex hibit. Lane & Bodley Co., Cincinnati, O.— Steam engines. J. L. Case Threshing Machine com pany—The Raymond gas engine. Singer Sewing Machine company, New York—Sewing machines. Masons Machine works, Taunton, Mass.—Looms, mules, stop machines, etc. Niles Tool works, Hamilton, O —Ma chine tools. Department of Manufactures, Gold and Silver Smiths—J. P. Stevens & Bro., of Atlanta. J. P. Slevens & Bro., of Atlanta. Snead & Co., Louisville, Ky. Department of Electricity—American Bejl Telephone company, Boston, Mass. General Eelectric company, New York. This company got two medals. weAinghouse Electric, and Manufac turing company, two gold medals. The Department of Fine Arts—Daniel C. Frfnch, New York. ft* A. Ward. New York. redertek W. Vernon. Paris, i'reierick W. MoMonnlts. New York. Department of Liberal Arts—Georgia Stfcte Normal and Industrial cotlege. stts Board of Education. Btgllon. University of Tennessee. Knoxville Hantpton Normal and Agricultural In stitute, Hampton, Va. Tuskegee Normal and Industrial In stitute, Tuskegee, Ala. Ladles of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Maryland, Ohio and Louisiana for exhibits In the wo man’s building and annex Also to the ladles of the commission front Tennessee, Virginia, New York city, Columbus, Ga., Macon, Ga.. Mrs. Andrew Simonds and her associates, city of Charleston to the board of woman man agers of the exposition, gold medals and diplomas of honor are awarded. Mayor of the city, authorities of Phila delphia. for the loan of the liberty bell. Georgia Manufacturers’ association. Board of negro commissioners. Committees of the board of woman roanaems of the exposition on agricul ture and horticulture, on architectural deildtn, on cooking schools, on the colo nial exhibits on decorative arts, on ed ucation. on hospitals and nurseries, on library, on patents and inventions.on pro fessional work, on working lndustral! ex hibit and on the press. To the departments of the Interior, war. navy, treasury, postoffiee, justice, state, agricultural, fish commission and Smith sonian institute for government display. Ordnance bureau. United States navy, for naval ordnance. Division of entomology, department of ngrlculture, for exhibit of methods In study of noxious insects, result of labors of Prof. C. V. Riley. Division of ornithology and mammol ogy, department of agriculture, maps and models. Bureau of animal Industry, department of agriculture, researches of Infectious diseases of animals. United States weather bureau, meth ods of phenomena and predictions. United States patent office, models of inventions. United States geological survey, re lief and geological models of South At lantic states. Signal service, United States army, ad vance military signalling. In addition to this several hundred silver medals arc awared by the Jury of awards, being distributed among the various departments. France Surprised at the Fall in Prices. Paris, Nov. 21.—The Galoles says that the government and especially the min ister of finance are greatly surprised and concerned at the renewed fall of prices on the Paris bourse, and that M. Doumor, minister of finance, will consult with his j colleagues at a cabinet council today with a view to the adoption of remedial measures. The Galoles' address is that the situa tion is not such as to Justify alarm on the part of investors. The Eclair urges that persons who spread false reports calculated to create a panic on the Paris market be criminal ly prosecute. A Conference Held. Vienna, Nov. 21.—Sir Philip Currie, the British ambassador to Turkey, who halt ed here on his way from London to Con stantlople, had a long conference with Count Gouclherwlskl, Austrian minister of foreign affairs, this evening. He pro ceeds this evening for Constantinople. PIPE MANUFACTURERS Hold a Conference in this City—They Were Given a Banquet Last Night by Mr. Nichols. Birmingham has as her guests today representatives of the southern pipe foun dry companies. They are here in re sponse to an Invitation extended them by a number of citizens of this city, who will take them in charge today and show them the city and district. While here the pipe men took advant age of the opportunity to confer with each other and to consider ways and means for the next year. The conference, so a State Herald re porter was Informed, was merely to con sider private matters In which the gen eral public is not Interested. Among the pipe foundry representatives present at the conference were F. B. Nichols, vice-president and general man ager of the Howard-Harrlson Iron com pany of Bessemer} J. K. Dimmlck, gen eral manager, and H. B. Cooper, super intendent of the Anniston Pipe company; A. J. Callahan, C. W. Gray, W. L. Davis and B. F. Houghton of Louisville, C. W. Harrison of South Pittsburg, E. B. Thom as and C. D. Giles of Chattanooga. The Visitors Banqueted. Mr. F. B. Nichols tendered a banquet at the Morris hotel last night in honor of the visitors. It was an elegant spread, and those so fortunate as to be present were treated to a rare repast. The menu was very elaborate and between courses responses were made to a number of toasts. The following ladles and gentle men were Mr. Nichols’ guests: Mr. and Mrs. J R. Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Sims, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sedden, Mr. and Mrs. David Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. J Bowron, Mr. Nat Baxter, Jr., Col. A. M. Shook, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus N. Rhodes, Col. Joseph Hodgson, J. K. Mc Donald, E. Schryver, Mr. Riddell, Solon Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Steele. Maj. and Mrs. W. A. Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jemlson, C. B. Compton, general freight agent of the Louisville and Nash ville; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. H. Judson, Mr. and Mrs. R. Montague, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Adderton, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Tay lor, John Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hnster, Mr. and Mrs. P. McArthur, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Dimmlck, D. Giles, E. B. Thompson, C. W. Harrison, A. F. Callahan, C. W. Gray, W. L. Davis, B. F. Haughton, Missses Daisy Moody, Hattie McArthur, Lucy Martin, Sarah Rogan and Mamie Pearson. __ ZOUAVES SHOT DOWN. A Drunken Saloon Han May Be Lynched Por It. Terrell, Tex., Nov. 21.—While the Green Zouaves were drilling on Moore avenue last night F. M. Joyce, a saloon man, fired four shots at W. E. Ogelsby, who was standing In the street a good deal under the influence of liquor. One 6hot fatally wounded Oglesby, the sec ond shot Instantly killed S. S. Huckaby, a prominent young man. and the third went through the right arm of B. H. Scott, Jr., probably necessitating ampu tation. Huckaby and Scott are members of the Zouaves and were drilling with their company when shot down. Friends immediately got hold of Joyce and with the aid of officers hurried him from the crowd, which was frenzied with anger. There will probably be a lynching within the next twenty-four hours. Commissioner to Enforce Reforms. Constantinople, Nov. 21.—Shakir Pa sha, the Turkish high commlslso'ner ap pointed to enforce reforms In Armenia, reports that the Hamadleh Cavalery are entirely Innocent of participation In the recent massacre In Asia Minor, with the exception of one troop, which, together with Hussie Pasha, the commander of the Hnmadlehs, will be court-martialed without detail. The additional dispatch boats assigned by the Italian and Austrian governments to duty at Constantinople are expected to arrive here tomorrow, and the dispatch boats of the other powers will follow shortly. Each government sends one ves sel, Increasing the number of its dispatch boats In the Bosphorus to two vessels in stead of one. A telegram from Marsovan announces that all the Americans there are safe. Ger . Btiurcs’sTisin Wrecked. Havana. Nov. 21.-A special train, upon which Gen. Suarez Valdez was re turning from Santa Clara, was wrecked yesterday by explosion of two dynamite cartridges, which had been placed on the track by rebels near Jlcote. Valdez was not hurt, but of the twen ty-five men composing his guard two were seriously wounded and twelve bruised. A band of Insurgents stationed along the side track fired two volleys Into the train as the dynnmlte cartridges were exploded, but did riot hit any one. After the train sopped the insurgents were dispersed by the Spanish guard. Colonel Sandoval's column has cap tured the rebel camp at Santa Marla. Commander Rosabel has attached a band of Insurgents near Bayuno, killing three and taking one prisoner. FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL The Congressmen Are Begin ning to Return. A VERY/QUEER FUSION The Out ^a of the Recent Populist Conference. _ THr/,>.OODS CANNOT BE DELIVERED cf Mr. Geo. H. Patrick, a Staunch Republican of Montgomery, Thinks the Democrats "Will Settle Their Fight in the Convention and Win. Washington, Nov. 19.—(.Special Corre spondence.,)— Hark, hark, the dogs do hark, The congressmen begin to return, Some to work, some to shirk, And a few their salaries to earn. Tea, the gentlemen into whose hands for the next two years the affairs of the nation have been intrusted are slowly coming to town. Slowly now, but In a few days more the genial conductors on the railroads will notice a greater pre ponderance of free passes presented for their Inspection and a corresponding greater number of kicks about the little Inconveniences that occur, for If there is one personage who can find more to grumble about than another It Is the av erage congressman who Is on his first visit to the capital after having received the suffrage of a majority of the voters in his district; and the Fifty-fourth con gress ■will have a greater number than usual of these gentlemen, whose election coming by accident, tends to only make them feel their importance the more. But a few months' stay here soon takes the egotism out of the average rural member, and he finds that the M. C. after his name In Washington Is about on a par with the J. P. in his preclnot. A Queer Fusion. The outcome of the recent populist con ference, in which the erstwhile followers of Kolb were handed over to Bob Mose ley, Bill Stevens et al., that 1b if Bow man and Crowe can deliver the goods (which, thank Heaven, they cannot) is considered a queer fusion in Washington. Kolb denies that the populists wlllf use with the republican®, and now comes Mr. George H. Patrick, a leading lawyer and a staunch republican of Montgomery, who,'In an interview In the Post, Bays; “It would take a wise man to predict the outcome of the queer situation in Alabama. The democrats are In a great muss over the silver question,and it is Impossible to say whether ' thfe sound money men or the white metal champi ons will win. Senators Morgan and Pugh are making a vigorous campaign for sil ver and are understood to favor the gu bernatorial candidacy of Capt. Joe John ston of Birmingham, as he Is also a pro nounced free coinage man. Governor Oates wants to come to the senate, but lie may be forced to run for governor again in order to keep a free silver man out of the executive office. The governor comes out staunchly for sound money. It Is not at all improbable that he might be re-elected governor, and even then go before the legislature as a can didate against Senator Pugh. But I take It that the Alabama democrats will settle their fight in the convention and that they will avoid the Inconsistency be tween man and platform that proved so fatal In Kentucky. "If they should not, then there Is a chance for the republicans, and a pretty good chance, too. I don’t think any re publican victory will be brought about, however, by fusion with the populists, for nearly all the republicans in the state, outside of a few men In Birming ham, are strictly in favor of sound money.” Personal and Pertinent. Mr. S. T. Suratt and wife were In the city last week stopping at the Metropoli tan. Mr. W. H. McIntosh of Mobile was among the Alabamians here during the week. Dr. and Mrs. H. P. Hirshfield of Mo bile were in the city during the past week. HONEY IN THE HORSE SHOW. At Least $100,000 Will Be Divided A mong the Stockholders. New York, Nov. 21.—The National Horse Show association has in its latest and greatest exhibition obtained the most remarkable financial success of Its remarkably prosperous career. The stockholders of the concern will have as the result of this year's show over $100, 000 net profits to declare a dividend upon. GIVEN A MINUTE TO TALK. He Was Then Strung Up By a Mob For Killing a Boy With a Whiffletree. Chattanooga, Nov. 21.—A determined mob of from 100 to 200 armed hien from the vicinity of Joynersvllle took the ne gro, Charles Hurd, the slayer of the white boy, James Kelly, by striking hiru on the head with a whiffletree, from the Wartburg Jail at midnight last night and hanged him to a tree about a half mile away. Wartburg Is the county seat of Morgan county, In the northern part of this state, and some miles from a railway, conse quently reports of the affair conflict. The lyncheis were a grim, determined set of men, and dressed In home-made Jeans and mountain garb without dis guise of any kind, marching In an orderly body across the mountains to Wartburg, returning the same way after the deed. The Jailer refused to give up the negro, whereupon they battered In the outer doors with sledge hammers, overpower ing the guards, and forced the Jailer at the point of a pistol to surrender the keys to the Inner door and cells. The murderer was conducted to a tree some distance off and given a minute to talk. He admitted h(s guilt, saying that he Intended to kill ihe boy. He asked not to be shot, and his request was complied with. The body was left hanging to the limb of a tree with a placard pinned to the breast warning any one against cut ting it down. The owner of the proper tv however, appeared after the man was dead and refused to allow the spectacle to remain on his premises. The dangling corpse was then strung up to another tree about 100 feet away.