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VOLUME 23 _BIRMINGHAM, ALA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 183 7. NUMBER~167~ RiVERfON IHM UPROAR Race War Will Be Precipitated Ere Morning. ANOTHER LUSTFUL NEGRO Attempts an Assault Upon a White Woman, But Is Foiled. THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT And Given the Usual Punishment Ac corded Hie Kind—Negroes in Arms and Making Threats—Whites on the Defensive With Aid En Bouie. Florence, Ala., July 20.—('Special.!—A race war Is on at Riverton, Ala., tonighit and serious trouble is feared. One white man has already been seriously injured and thrown Is in an uproar. The trouble commenced yesterday af t moon when a negro at.empted a crimi nal assault upon Mrs. S. L. Vaughan. Mrs. Vaughan fought the negro oft and aroused the neighborhood. Searching par.irs were funned and the entire sec tion was scoured for the negro. It Is be lieved the negro was found and shot, but the searchers will not admit it. After the at.empted outrage became penenally known the white men Iwame incensed at the negro, s ami tin a-n tied to run them out of town. The negroes began arming and several conflicts occurred be tween them and the whl.es. Th situa tion was made more grave tonight by the serious cutting of a white man by a ne gro. The white men are preparing io lilghr for serious trouble and th re will be stattling developments before morn ing. Ain. Vaughan the victim of (he negro fiend, is to a delicat- condition and the shock, it Is feared, will kill her. Riventon is a (own of six hundred in habitants ami is the headquarters of the government work on "he Colbert shoals canal. Several hundred workmen em ployed on the work, two thirds of them white men, Tne trouble can only result in the utter routing of the negroes and the possible extermination ot them ai that point foi the white men art of the class (hat fight with deeperaltlon. In the surrounding country there are hundreds of iDegrees employed on plantations and 1f they should enter the conflict a war of no small proportions will inevitably re sult. The frequency of the crime which has brought on (('he Riverton trouble has made the white people of (this section de termined to take the law' In their own hands and give the severest and speed iest punishment in each (case. Hundreds of white men from the eastern and cen tral portion of th; coun.y will flock to Riverton tomorrow -to assist those who are i here. WIND AND HAIL Does Immense Damage Ir. Piedmont— Fruit and Growing Crops Badly Torn Up—Cotton Mill a Sufferer — Piedmont, A la., July 20.—(Special Cor respondence.)—Quite a severe wind and hall storm passed over the eastern por tion of our little city this morning, dolrg considerable damage to fruit trees and growing crops. Some fields of coiton w re literally torn to shreds and a largo quantity of fruit was destroyed. Con siderable damage was done at the eott n mill. Besides blowing down two holie s used for storing cotton the tin rojf of the factory was badly damaged, and several sash were blown out of the windows. This is about the extent of the damage so far as your correspondent can learn The prospect for ar. abundant harvest Is very bright around Piedmont. A RECORD BROKEN. Huntsville Building and Roan Association in Court for the First Time. Macon, Ga., July 20.—‘Milo Abel has garnisheed all stockholders lnlthls city of the Southern Building and Roan associa tion of Huntsville, Ala., on a claim of $2,000 du- him by the company. No one suspected that the company was ;n bad circumstances until Abel made demand foi the $2,000 due him. The com pany could no pay it and he at once pro ceeded to garnishee the stockholders. A number were garnisheed in Macon, whore h large portion of the stock is held. The association was regarded as on# of the strongest in the country and never before In its history has it beer forced to go tnrto the cour..s. The company had a capital of $1,000,000 and has always met Us obligations promptly. The company has, perhaps, more stockholders than any other similar organization m the south, large amounts being held in all the southern, stares This action will probably precipitate the whole ‘business into the courts. A GOOD SHOWING. New York, July 20.—The receipts at the ! custom house today wen; $2,209,521. Of this amount $1,500,000 was for‘tobacco du- ' ties. Attog-dher the withdrawals amount- j ed to $1,768,413, and straight Imports $441,108. The cashier’s coffers at the close of business contained about $180,000 In \ cash, including $100,000 in new $10,000 gold certilficatfs. The remainder were transfer checks. The total receipts for the last two days were $3,674,233 "TO REDEEM NOTES. Washington, July 20,—Representative Mitchell, of New York, today ln.trociue—' in tho house a bill to establish a cur ve nicy reserve fund for the redemption of Of United States treasury notes of 1890 The fund s-hall aggregate at the stark , $170,000,000, of which trot over $100,060,000 i Khali consist of gold and the remainder | of United States and treasury notes. The fund shall be added to from time co time ay the treastuy’s cash 'balance exceeds $75,000,000, htr shall never aggregat more than $200,000,000. The ft#3 shall b- used to redeem Unite# States and trea-ury notes which shall not be re-is sued except in xchange for gold to be deposited in the reserve fund. STEAMER ASHORE. St. John’s. K. F.. JuJly 20.—The s’ amar Baltimore City, Owned by Furness. Withy & Co., ran ashore on Florida island, straits of Bell. Isle, today. She is bound for Montreal f-om Europe with a gtn ral cargo. Sh" will probably get off t mor row. The island on which she ran lies some distance from the mainland. There is every likelihood of saving the v.sael and her cargo. THEY GOT THROUGH. Paris, July 20. -The senate today by o vote of 217 to 2 adopted the direct tax s bill ar.d Iniii’idlatrly adopted the naval credit of 7.000.000 francs far c mnnnc'ng new ships, hastening the re-constructlan of the navy and re- stablishing a j val has!-- at Rizarte. Th - decree term'n uirig the session was read by M. Dorian. minis ter of justice. GOT.D FOR EXPORT. New York. July 20—it is more than lik ' ly tha- there will be a .shipment of gold, the first in a month, before 'the end of this week. The exchange market lias been strong all the week and two of the leading gold shipping houses are under stood to be engaging gold at the sub treasury in gold bats or coin for delivery in a few days. WIEI. SHUT DOWN. Salem, Jfass., July 20.—The Nr.um bauK cotton mulls have # bsrrnined to 'close for a number of weeks ar.l .he 2.000 operatives have been so notified. Th? mills have been running on a 42-houra per w tk schedule for some time. The curtailment is due to an unsatisfactory market. THE KLQNDSKE GQLO FIELDS Reviewed by an Expert Wiio Has Been There, PLENTY OF IT TO BE FOUND But the Season for Operation Is Short- How It Is Gotten Out—Commissioners To Be Placed There to Preserve the Law. ■Washington, July 20.—Dr. William H. Dali, one of the curators of the National museum, is familiar with the country in which the Klondike gold fields are located through having been oil several geologi cal expeditions to Alaska adjoining the gold district and says that in his upir.lon the reports from there are probably not exaggerated. He says: "When 1 was there I did not find gold, but knew of it being taken out in profitable quantities for fifteen years or more. It was first discovered In 1866. In 1880, when I was up in that country, my last trip having been made two years sjg;>. tfift .party of prospectors who make mining a .profitable.business, started out. Tbc gold is found on the various tribu taries of the Yukon and I have teen with in a comparatively short distance of Klondike Lake. I made one trip to Cir cle City, just north of the boundary of Canada ■ The gold bearing region of America extends into British Columbia, Norlhwe.t Territory and Alaska. The Yukon river runs aiohg that district for 500 or 600 miles. The bed of the main river is in the lowland valley '•The.ye.1ow metal is not found in pay ing quantiU 'S in the main river, but in the mountains on eltli r side. The mud and mineral material is carried into the main river, while the gold is left on the rough bottoms. The gold is covered by frozen grav.l in winter. During the sum mer, until the snow is all mekeJ, Lite sur face is covered by muddy torrents. When the snow •is-.meltod'ar.d the springs begin to swell the Btr. Virus fh>- gold is seen. In winter, jn opder to get at the gold, the miners fimt it necessary to dig into the gravel formation. Formerly they strip ped the gravel off until they cairn-- to the golJ. Now they sink a shaft to the bot tom of the gravel and tunnel along under r oath in the gold bearing layer. The wayjrn Which this Is don- Is interesting, as it has to he carried on in cold weather, when everything is frozen. The miners build fires over the area which they wish to workiand keep these lighted over that territory for the space of about twenty four hours. At the expiration of this period the gravel wiii be melted and softened to a|d-ptt>of perhaps six Inches. This is then taken off and other fires built unl'l the gold hearing layer is reached. When the shaft Is down that'far fires are built at the bottom against the sides of the layers and tunnels made in this man ner. Blasting would do no good on ac count of the hard nature of the material, and would blow out Just as out of a gun. Tne matter taken out icon taining the gold is piled up until spring, when the tor rents enme down and it Is panned and cradled by these. It ts certainly 'very hard labor. I see. many reason® why the gold field should be particularly rich. The streams which cut through the mines have probably done so for ccnturi s, Tu - ning them down several hundred feet and bringing them down to the beds of gravel. "It Is a country in which it Is very hard to find food, in which there is particularly no game. Before l‘he whites went into that region tb re were mot more than 300 natives They have hard work to support themselves on account of the scarcity of game." OOMlMirPStOKfBRS FOR ALASKA. ,■Washington, July 20.—Commissioner Hermann of the general land office stated today than he will rs«ia,bllsh In districts of eastern Alaska two offices to be placed on the Yukon .river or Its tributaries in anticipation of a great nutuber of conten tions over mineral land locations in va rious sections in which the gold discov er! s are made. He says (than as that region is practically without law and es pecially as to BPttlemer.it of con ests, the local offices will be of Infinite value to the land Interests and especially to the preservation of law and order. The of fices. U is probable, will be located at Circle City and Dawson City. The gen eral land office is in hourly expectation of receipt of petitions and applications of this characier. ARiMianrcE jsignidd. London, July 20.—Ai dispatch froni Montevideo says that a twenty-two days’ armistice between the insurgents and government troops has b'consigned pen<f ing negotiations for a compromise. A proposal has been made to nominate Sc nor Rajnlerez aa a candidate for the presidency. 1 JUSTICE WAS TOO TARDY And Sallio Emma Owens’ Mur derer Was Lynched. A SET OF DETERMINED MEN After the Trial Judge Had Ajain Postponed the Hearing WAYLAID THE DEPUTIES AND MAN Who Had So Cruelly Murdered His Sweet heart, and Securing the Wretch, Meted Out to Him Speedy Retribution— Insanity Backet Didn’t Go. A lar ta, Oa., July 20.—Dispatches from Talbotton today fully-confirm the report ed lynching near there, last night of Dr, W. 1,. Ryder, who murdered Mias Sallie Emma Owen at Talbot'ton a year ago. Judge liar;, on the evict nee that Col. Wort ell, of Colurmbus, the Kadi g , counsel fur Ryder, could not be present, due .o sick-'.' os, continued the case until the i.guUr term ir. September. Dr. Ryder, the prisoner, was to be re- i turned to Muskogee jail on the 8:20 p. m, train and was taken Lo Waverty Hill, the j nearest u.alien fre ;n Talbotton, for hat .purpose. in a few minutes after tho deputies ar- j rived with their pi .-oner a't :hs .l.e'tion the mob drove up and to.uk ,'ne prisoner bv rui-ce troin th- oblcers, returned with j him to a point Just across th coun ty line, I and there lynched him. His body was j louna nar.ghig tram a limb at an early hour ihis morning. His tongue was out ] and his face was horribly blackened. Deputy Sheriff Mu-:ptty, who was In charge of . ne prisoner, says that he, in . company willt Mr. Boswell and Dr. Ry der, reached Wav rly Hall just before dark in a carriage, a..d .that the doctor was seated on the rtar seat with his feet upon the back of the seat In front He sat op '.lie loft hand eld of Ryder and Hosweil on the sea! in front. Just a 'ter dark Boswell, who was look ing out of the carriage window, exclaim ed: 'Dookout ’.here i= a man on a horse. ••There they come.” he shou.cd again, and in an tastaiM the deputies, Murphy and Boswell, were on he ground and .found themselves covered with pistols in the hands i»f an infuriated mob. Th mob ordered them to throw up their hands and. ellv r their pistols. This Murphy refused to do at first, but hi.- pis-ol was snatched from his hand. Then he began to beg and plead with the crowd for the safety of his prisoner, but was immediately ordered to shut his mouth. Ryder made but little resistance 'to the mob, and while they were drawing him from the'carriage did not utter one word. The helpless wre tch was taken to another carriage close by and th nee back to Tal bot county and hung to a tree Just over the lin. in Talbot county, near the house of J C. WRli?. The mob. while returning with Ryder from Waver I y Hall, was met by Sheriff Richards and hi.3 party, but owing to the darkness of the night the sheriff could not distinguish the persons, nor gain any clue to their Identity. Richatds was Informed by the men who had Ryder in charge that he was too late, ra he pushed on tn Wav rly Hall, only to firvl th'.vli he had been ml- 'ed and that at that time "Ryder was suspended from a limb of a tree, wher his remains w re discovered a short while afterwards. The reason assigned today for the ac tion of the mob Is that the people were tired of th.? case being continued, but the fact is that the'friends of the pro ■••e-cut'on had given up all hope of ever bringing Ryder to th? gallows by reason of his being totallv insane. RYDER’S CRIME. The crime for which Dr. W. L. Ryder was lynched last night near Talbotton was one of the most cruel ever commit tod in. this state. ; Ryder was a young dentist, a member of a fine family, handsome, highly edu cated and enjoying a prosperous practice. He was madly in love with Miss Sallie Emma Owen, of Talbotton, one of the most b autiful and lovable young worn n in southwest Georgia. The fact that Miss Owen also received .other callers besid s Ryder aroused his jealousy and, arming himself with a shot gun on Easter Sunday night of 1896, he went to the house of a relative where Miss Owen was stopping and, firing through the window, sh t her dead as she sat in the parlor chatting with some friends. Ryder was speedily caught and would have been lynched, but was hurried away to Columbus for safe keeping His first trial came up last fall. Ryder pleaded insanity. He had the best local talent In the state, and a desperate fight was made for his life. The trial lasted many days and whs highly sfn-ational. It result d In Ryder’s conviction. The death sentence was im posed, but an appeal was taken to the supreme court which resulted in a new trial being granted. Yesterday was the day set for the sec ond trial. Ryder was taken to Talbott >n, but when the ease was called a continu ance was asked by the defense because of the Illness of Col. J. P. Morrll’’, on- of Ryder’s lawyers. The contlnua;,c. ■ was granted by Judge Hart until the Septem ber term of court. It was this delay that caused the lynching. While in jail at Columbus Ryd’r feign ed insanity and on. one occasion attempt ed to burn the jail. A WOMAN MURDERED By a Negro at Dadeville and Gov. John ston Asked to Send the Dogs From the Penitentiary—Granted. Montgomery, Ala., July 20.—(Special.)— The governor received a telegram this morning from Daleville stating that a white woman had been murdered by a negro and asked that dogs be sent from the penitentiary to catch him. Four dogs left here on the afternoon train for the scene of the crime. A few nights since a burglary occurred at Clanton and a request was made for the dogs, which were sent, and in two hours after their arrival the 'burglar was captured. A NEW CONCESSION. Washington, July 20 —TPhe tariff bill makes a new concession to American ves sels In foreign trade or trade between the Atlantic and Pacific exempting from1 Internal revenue taxes distilled and tor mented Wquore, tobaccos and cigars used OB supplies om such vessels THE SAILING NOT SMOOTH Tillman Threatens Filibustering in the Senate AND CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE From His Southern Colleagues to Delay the Final Action ON THE AMENDED TARIFF MEASURE Too Hast7 Action by the House and Inde pendent Action by the Senate Con ferees Not Baited to Teller—It Looks Like a Block. Washington, July 20.—The tariff confer ence i;po;'t was presented to he senate today, but little progress W'as made on it beyond the formal 1. ading of about two thirds of the report. During i»he day iMr. Tillman, democrat, of Sou.h Carolina, openly threa.eiud a filibuster until next December If cotton bagging and ties were net l-esto.i d to the free list, bu1: the threat was regarded as somewhat facetious. The sugar amendments occacvonc-d a long debate during which Mr. Allison sta ed that the cc-.ft-rtuce rates were low r than those of the scncl.e and largely a edi cts; ion to the house. Senators Vest, Jon-s, Berry ai/td Whit: qu.eiioned i.hia s'la.imenii urging that the sugar trusts sjcut.d larger benefins from the confer ence schedule than from any previously Offered. Th lumber amendment wtvs ako offered. The lumber amendunent also brought out criticism from Senai.or- Toi ler and Pettigrew A resolution by Mr. IMorgan, of Alabama, was agreed to ask ing the presld n.t as to what lndemni y, If any, had the Spandsn gov tinmen, been asked for for the arrest, and subsequer.it expulsion of Samuel Tol in, an American, from Cuba. Mr. Allison th n formally presented the cor.trr?i je report and asked for its con sideration. Mr. Berry, of Arkansas, Interposed the request that the pending resolution em powering the president to take steps for the release of Ona Melton, and other Competitor pilsoners be considered. It wa- more Important to protect American citizens unjustly held by Spain than to pats .h tariff bill. If this resolution was TVOt considered now, the tariff discussion would be cut off. With some reluotano? Mr. Allison agreed to kit the 1 taolu L>n be considered with the agreement that th1 re should be no debate and an immediate vu.e. The Important resolution was then put on its Anal passage and wi.hout 00m tn»n: and by unanimous vote was passed; W'ithout a roll call. The vice-president announced in re sponse to an inquiry by Mr. Allen, of Ne braska. that the pending Union Pacific resolution was then unfinished busin sb aipt~wuuld come up at 2 p.-ixu.unless-dis placed This drew from Mr. Morgan a statement as to the purpose to have full discussion of the pending question. The conference report was then read in detail. When the first clause was read Mr Jones, of Arkansas, mad? an earnest protest against proceeding on the tech nical rep rt, without an intelligent ex planation of Its meaning There had been r.a opportunity for the democratic conferees to consider it In committee. It had been rushed through the house In a single day. without time for prepar ation to dlscus.il it there. It was due to th? Ajnerican people, he declared, that some explanation be given. The lumber amendment led to animat ed debate Mr. Teller and Mr. Vest con tended that the $2 rate on white pine and tire retaliatory clause against Canadian logs in effect permitted a double tax. Mr. Pettigrew, of South Dakota, se verely critcijed the conference amend ment, making personal references to the Michigan senator. He said the $2 was designated to benefit a few men who own what standing pine there is in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. When the amendments restoring cotton bagging and cotton ties to the dutiable list were r-ached, there was sharp protest from Senators Jone3, Butler, Tillman and Ba con. Mr. Tillman expressed his indignatl 11 at the sectionalism which had inspired the conference committee. He gave no tice to southern senators that if they would stand by him they could hold the setlate in session until next December, rather than submit to this change. Mr. Bacon characterized the restoration of cotton ties and cctton bagging to the du tiable list as indefensible favoritism of the north against the south. Replying to the 'suggestion of Mr. Tillman. Mr. Butler said he stood ready to join in any movement to hold the senate in session for a week or longer, to prevent the con summation of this iniquity against the south. "I will tell the senator,” called back Mr. Tillman, “that I am negotiating with the senator from Pennsylvania (Quay) for the speech by which he stopped the last tariff debaite and I may be ready to .start on that speech tomoi row morn ing." Mr. Teller criticised the conference committee for not carrying out the will of the 1 • ate. This was the first time, he said, that a eommitte has surrendered the Interests of the senate without asking for instructions. He had reason to be lieve that members of the conference committee, suposed to represent the sen ate, had gone into the conference and worked against the senate amendment on white pine. Mr. Teller declared that the entire report should be rejected and sent to a committee represntlng the sen ate and carrying out Its Instructions. Re ferring to the bill as a whole the senator asserted that It was the meanest tariff ever enacted. The senate at 5:15 p. m., on motion of Mr. Allison, went into executive session and then adjourned. --o A HOPEI/ESS MINORITY Miy Prolong the Struggle for a Tim?, But to No Avail. Washington, July 20.—The Indications when the senate adjourned t"day were that a vote would be reached upon the conference report on the tariff bill some time during Thursday, or at the latest before the close of the week. There may be a change In the condition of the taking of the vote. The opponents to the bill realize that there Is no possibility of pre venting the adoption of the report and their present purpose is only to secure what advantage they can by exhibiting what they claim are the tncinsistenciee of the measure. It Is true that q; one time they had some hope of being able to secure the recommittal of the bill, but, a thorough canvass reveals no founda tion for this hope. It develops the fact that the republicans will vote solidly for the report and that they will be supported by Messrs, Jon*», • Of Nevada, and McJSrcry, of Louisiana, and also probably Messrs. Mantle and Stewart, silver republicans. They have also discovered that Senator Kyle, who Is abs nt. has left, strict instructions that he should not be paired. With the adop tion of the report thus assured, the dem ocrats will probably n t attempt to pro long the dchate beyond the arrival of Mr. Turley, the n w s r.ator from Tennessee. They will continue to ask for an explan ation of changes made by the confer ence committee, but these will not occupy a great dial of time. The general opinion is that the quorum In the senate will dis appear very soon after the disposal "f the tariff bill, but the determination of the supporters of the -Harris railroad re solution to secure • vote upon it before final adjournment may delay that con summation for s- me days. WHERE I§ WALDO. New York, July 20.—Edwin A. W’aldo, assistant manager of the university set t i -rrnt In this city, who disappeared three weeks ago, has been traced to Be loit, Wis. He was at the Uttrr place last Thursday, but hr? sine? left for parts unknown. Three years eg > Wald i van ished from this city and In phe c iurse of six weeks or so was discovered wander ing about the streets of Tallahasso, Fla. TO HANG FOR HIS CRIMES. Richmond, Va.. July 20.—Th- negro, J e Fife, who attempted an outrageous a - sault upon Mrs. Marks, of this city, a’ d Miss Russe l, of Norfolk, who was vi't». ing in a suburb of-Rich in in:l last Thurs day, was tried in th.- Hustings court to day. A verdict of guilty, with the death penalty, was returned by the jury, and Ffe was sentenced to hang on Aug. 26. PUT IN COMMISSION. New York, July 20.—The new Bight drift gunboat Annapolis was placed In cam mission today at the navy yard, Brook lyn, the ceremonies being witness’d by a la-rge crowd of spectators and n .a. v of the naval others on duty at the yards. LOOKS LIKE ^SETTLEMENT Blocton Miners Confer With Manager McCormack AND AGREE ON A SCALE Brookside, Brazeal and Cardiff Also Come to Terms—The Situation as Given Out From Pittsburg: and Other Points. The disturbed state o'f the miners’ situ ation in this district is giadually being straightened oult and it Is confidently expected that in a few days all the mining camps will b- working regularly. At all of 'the camps that have been idle since the firs.: ofithe month mass meetings have been held an attempts made to secure a settlement. General Manager G. B. McCormack, of t'he Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway company, spent yesterday in Blocton with the dissatisfied miners. Mbnday these miners held a mas? meeting and decided rjo accept the reduction to 87% cents. A committee was appointed to confer with t'he company officials and this conference was held yesterday. 'Early last nigiihi. Gem pal Manager Mc Cormack sent a message, back to lie city sta ing that his conference with 'the miners had resulted in their signing the scale mow in use at Piatt City, it emails a reduction- of 6% cents and effects only the Wootom minors. -Work will be re sumed this morning. Later In (he might Mr. James Brown, vice-president of the company, reedved a telegram from resident Baxter confirm ing the above dt is laled that the scale at Prat-i City is desired by all of the miners. It will b- remembered that on May 10-th, las., the Pratt Clay miners accepted the reduction from 40 cents to 87% cents. The scale these miri»-s is, seemingly, accepted as a basis for all die other miners in- the dis trict. THE SLOPS MINERS. Right on the heels of he above an nouncement came another slating that the .Sioss Iron-and Sled company had set tled the differences 'between themselves and their work men and that work would b'> resumed at Brookside, Brazil arid Car diff this morning Thr Sioss miners held a meeting Mon day and appointed a committee to con fer with President Sol Haa-. of the Sioss company, and arrange a set-lenient on the basis of the Pratt C-lty scale iPresId-rl- Haas spent yesterday in con sultation with this committee and lute in the afternoon an agreement was reach ed by which the men return to work. They will receive 37% cents p r ton. AiT OTHER PLACES. All kinds of rumors have been started concerning the different mining places, but nothing authentic seems to he known. It Is very probable that a s-1 tlement will be reached by which eveiy miner in the district will return to work before the end of the. week. At Hargrove, where the mines are oper ated by ex-Congressman Aldrich, it Is slated that the men will ask for a system to be inaugurated by which they will be paid tor their work by the weight of the r,.al instead of the ore now In vogue by which they are paid according to ton measurement In the cars. AI Blue Creek a great meeting was held but nothing accomplished. To morrow the miners will visit Pratt City to confer with 'he men at that point. The following resolutions were adopted at the meeting: Vie it resolved. That we. the mineis of Blue Creek to go to Pra'U City on Thurs day, 22d Inst., for the_ purpose of meet ing the Pratt miners’ in mass meeting and discussing the condition of affairs now pending, and see if they can aid and assist us in bringing aboul a speedy sei tlemerit Be It further icsolved, That we com municate with the miners of Blocton and Cardiff retiiiestlng them to send 8 dele gation to meet with us at the above named meeting. THE SETTLEMENTS EFFECT. As soon as the news of the settlement of the differences bTw%en the miners nn<i operators at Blue;i ml th Sioss mines became generally known around the city, there was much rejoicing, especially in business circles. It gives the mer chants much encouragement and adds impetus to their business The miners In this district do most of their trading with city merchants and when they are Idle for any length of time business is more or less seriously effected. The small stores In and around the min ing camps as a rule, Fecure their .stocks from local wholesale houses All these men rejoice that serious trouble has been averted. At the above places the miners who have been idle for the past twenty day's will shoulder their picks and the welcoiie* (Continued on Sixth Page.) i NEED FOflJNY ALARM County Health Officer issues a f"* Circular li^er _V |WITH STATUfpOF AFFAIRS Only Four Decided s?ses of Smallpox as Yet jC-ound. V' MANY SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN SENT OUT To tho Camp on Red Mountain-Good Fa cilities for Caring for the Pati3nt3~ Mayor’s Proclamation-Health Officer’s Statement. Birmingham. Aia., July 20, 1S97. The only four decided ws s of small pax in this city have been removed. All other suspicious cases are being rapidly takvn to the best house. People are b-i g ger. rally vaccinated and business moves on its usual channels. Within forty eight hours every suspicious case will be out of the city, and the most vigorous measures will be constantly used L at are necessary. There is r j r..-ed of ground less alarm. All vaccinated people are sale, and this remedy we ara enforcing. J. W. BARCLAY, M. I)., County Health Officer. Attest: W. J. Pearce, Acting Mayor. There was a marked decline yesterday ir. the excitement prevalent on Monday owing to the announcement of the ap p 'trance of a number of cases of small pox idi the city. As stated in yesterday’s issue, A”ti g Mayor Pearce and County Cummlss.on r Young went to work early and nirang. d for <t place to locate Ittae colony of cares and suspects. No sooner was this done than Mayor Pearce seeur. d a comfortable wagon and the services ol Messrs. Bei'l snider and|Shii ley, two efficient men, and at once began gathering up the persons subject to quarantine and had them re moved to the camp. In all there were transferred yesterday twenty patients, nil of whom were giv: n the most careful handling en route to their temporary abodes. The police department was unusually vigilant In seeking out suspects, and as soon as one was located he was report d and transferred to camps. Mayor Pearco also started a broom brigade to cleaning up sweeping every thing in the way of rubbish and trash b - fore them. Lime Is also being used and it is only a#matter of a short time ere tha city will be as clean as a pin. Gen. George L. Thomas has charge of the sanitary work and is hustling things up lively. MAYOR EVANS HEARD FROM. Acting Mayor Pearce received a tele gram from Mayor F. V. Evans yesterday afternoon asking for Information and demanding to know if his services were reeded. He was promptly informed that he was on vacation and to stay away and enjoy himself, as Birmingham is ail right. A PROCLAMATION. Acting Mayor Pearce has issued a pro clamation, which reads as follows: To prevent the spread of smallpox ev ery citizen of our city is hereby urgently requested to at onpe cause themselves and family to be vaccinated. Those who wish to can call on City Health Officer Dr. W. H. Wilder, corner Second avenue and Twentieth street, who will vaccinate them at the expense of the city. It Is very important that our people take tills precaution at once. The health and safety of our community depends upon prompt action. Every family is also hereby requ-sted to have their places cleaned and the rub bish placed where trash wagons can get to It. Wagons will be instructed to spiinkle lime in all bad places about your premises as soon ns you have them prop erly cleaned. W. J. PEARCE. Mavor. A. J. CAMP. Clerk. RIP BEASLEY TO THE FRONT. Mr. Rip Beasley, the popular traveling passenger ngvnt of llv Louisville and Nashville, was on the bustle yesterday ■ wii g tormnois nf a proposed quarantine at Nashville, against Birmingham. Ho promptly wired to the Exposition City and received the following in an swer: Nashville, Tenn., July 20, 1S97. R F. Beasley, P. A. L & N., Birmlng ha rri No quarantine here against your citv. X. G. TUCKER, Health Officer WM. M. M’CARTHY, Mayor. Nashville, Tenn.. July 20. 1897, R. F. Beast y, Care L. ft. N. It R., Bir mingham No truth in the report and no likeli hood of quarantine: had not heard of any smallpox at Birmingham. J. W THOMAS. On receipt of above Mr. Beasley had the following circular gotten out and spread broadcast over the oily and on all trains entering and g' ing out of the city: SMALLPOX! Following telegram just received: Nashville, Tenn., July 20, 1897. R. F. Beasley, Birmingham. Aia. No truth in the report, and no likeli hood of quarantine. Had not heard of anv smallpox at Birmingham. (Signed.) J. W. THOMAS. Above is from Maj. J. W. Thomas, pres ident of the Tennessee Centennial expo sition. and was sent in answer to mes sage from here asking if thre was any truth in the report of Nashville having quarantined against Birmingham. R F. BEASLEY, Passenger Agent L. &• N. R. R. Co. POSTOFFICE CLERKS In the London General Postoffice Threat en to Become objectionable. London, July 20.—The pos.office clerks at tho general postofbee, S'I Martin Le Grand, siiil malnealn a firm ottituite ami refuse to comply with the order of tlia Duke of Norfolk, postmaster general, di recting; them do sign the agreem- n't con senting to work oventime weekly. The genera) public is inclined to endorse the refusal and the question Is likely Ito como up In parliament. From a ballot taken by tlio clerks in the postoffice and this telegraph division It, appears that sev enty per cent ore in favor of an rcbolMon of the system of overtime to lake effect on July 29. Tho clerks are well organized and have presentcd a strong memorial to the Duka of Norfolk pointing out that the postal authorities have long been indifferent to notorious grievances in the department mnd urging him to give tho matter his personal atoeivtlon with a view to pre venting a mora serious conflict between them and it he a utho rides. The duke had threatened to discipline the heads of the organization for ’.iking the test IxiHOi but this threat has no: been carried out is A. Jikaly 'to be.