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Established 1850. Incorporated 1888.1 I J. H. ESTILL, President. \ TWO DIE AND THREE SICK the fever report the most CHEERING IN MONTHS. Both of the Dead Negroes— A Knight of Labor Agitator the Only White Man on the Side List—Senator Mann Sich—News Notes of the Stricken Metropolis. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 21. — President Neal Mitchell’s official bulletin for the t ventv-four hours ending at 6 o’clock to night is as follows; Nv cases.. 3 Deaths 2 Total number of cases to date 4,616 Total number of deaths to date .... . 405 THE TWO DEATHS. Those who died to-day are; John Evans (colored). S. Grant (colored). The new white patient is T. J. Mott, a wrll-lnown politician and Knight of Labor agitator. The other two are colored. steamboat connections. The steamer Gov. Salford will connect with ail the Clyde steamships until they commence running to Jacksonville, leaving Pa la’ ka every Wefint sday. Senator A. 8. Mann is sick at Brooks vilie. He thinks his ailment is only mala rial fever. Some of the citizens of Fernandina are endeavoring to have tho board of health remove the quarantine restrictions from that town. There are onlv about a dozen esses of fever in Fernandina, but the woods arou- and there are full of cases. J,im T. Graves, editor of the Tribune, of Rome, Ga., has sent to Jacksonville for the benefit of the yellow fever sufferers since the epidemic began $340. Dr. Porter expects this evening to receive official notification from Surgeon General Hamilton that the United States govern ment will pay for all infected bedding de stroyed, and'he will then move actively in the matter. MRS. MITCHELL OUT OF DANGER. A dispatch received here last night re ports that Mrs. Alexander Mitchell, wife of the late Milwaukee millionaire, who was reported to be seriously ill at the hotel Buckingham, New York city, is said by her physician, Dr. Edward Bartlett, to be now out of danger. “Crazy Jack,” well known in town as a reddler of all kinds of bottles and othor similar things, was knocked down and run over by a dray this morning. The dray was being driven by John Burroughs, an other negro, who was promptly arrested. A WEATHER VANE BLOWS DOWN. The weather vane (weighing twenty pound-) at M. Conant’s dock, Mayport, blew down last evening just after Messrs. Pelot, Stead and Conant, who had been • ending underneath o airing for the .steamer Georgia, had left. They had a narrow escape from being fatally injured, for only a minute bad elapsed when the heavy weight came down with a crush. Th city council met this morning to dis cus* tii budget of expenses and also to take steps about levy.ng a tax. Nothing definite, however, was done about the matter. The council approved of an order allowing the fi c department 1,030 feet of extra hose, wU ii will be ordered immediately. NO SEXTON CHOSEN YET. The vote for city sextou was then takon. It seems that the council is determined on 1 1 electing ore just, as long as the epidemic Lists. Three ballots were taken without nv successful n-sult, and the council then adjourned until Friday. D. Raymond, a furniture dealer, has re o; ened las store. n effort is to be made to send the non i .-rider t, negroes now in the city to their re re c: it e homes, as the amount of money in the auxiliary a-soci&tion’s treasury is rap idly diminishing. hi e reported that G. W. Taylor of this city l as become paralyzed in Michigan, wlisre he is at present suffering greatly. STEAMBOAT CONNECTIONS. The Clyde steamer Delaware will be off Mavporf to-morrow at daylight and freight '".ill lie delivered id Jacksonville Friday. Last night there was a good prospect of frost. The wind blow a northeast gale off t " i nr and if it calms down it will bring frr st sure, so old sailors say. Tho certificates of election were issued to day by the supervisor of registration for t a? county of Duval to the successful candi dates. The refugees who arrived at Camp Mitchell from Oct. 1 to Nov. 20, numbered 405. Tour policemen were waiting for Billy H izen this morning at the steamer Geor gia’s dock, but “Bold Billy” fooled them again. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Julia Huas (colored), living at No. 118 O.eati street, attempted to commit suicide ‘ a ’t night by drinking laudanum. Sho will die. 0 Dr. T. O. Summers yesterday trephined tno skull of John T. Carkeet, a young i> tetiman, who wa3 recently knocked . nby a runaway horse on Pine street. I as in a critical condition. The weather is cold and a heavy rain storm prevails. # Two New Cases at Enterprise, Sanford, Fla., Nov. 21.—The latest re port obtainable hero from Enterprise is two new cases iu the past twenty-four hours nd no deaths. The number under treat nicut is not Kiven. Gainesville Expects Frost. Gainesville, Fla., Nov. 21. —Surgeon • arim reports two now ousts of yellow ’ Vit both colored. The weather is cooler ! ‘nd the indications are for frost to-night. RICHMOND’S EXPOSITION. A Claim That It Is tho First ia the South to Make Money. Richmond, Va., Nov. 21.— The exposi tion, which has been open for seven weeks, ’dosed to-day. This morning the officers of ! •*’ institution, exhibitors, merchants of 1 city and isitors gathered in the vast ," USIC * ,a li. when President Btarke gave an ", 1 , unt of his stewardship and of those ' ‘ n whom he lias been associated. Ho said at the exposition had been a success as to ’ u, y s . attendance, and tho matter of i mce; that nearly 500,000 people had at ,*. IK . ’ of whom had come from ery section of tho United Htates; that gc-at benefit would accrue to the city and ate through this means, and that it had mown the world Virginia’s progress and ip immensity of her resources for further development. A FINANCIAL SUCCESS, layer Edison and a number of business n als > made addresses, testifying to the ►y' 'ess of the enterprise and the g. eat. good u;n l ari already accrued to the trade of the city and state. lo ' r ‘*Ri‘f the exposition closed with a 0.t." i Uay of pyrotechnics. It as that this is the only exposition in tho oh thus far that has proved to be a suo -1 s financially, and this has been accom- Mshed, without aid from the state or i"nal government. The managers will er,03., , “toot all their obligations, but it is . jieetod that a small dividend on the stock w ih be declared. RANDALL’S RETURN. He May Play the Part of a Folitical “I Told You So.” Washington, Nov. 21.—Clerk Courts of the House committee on appropriations had an autograph letter from Chairman Samuel J. Randall this morning, telling him, and through him the committee, that while he could not be present at the meeting to-day, lie felt sure that if his health continued to improve ho would be in Washington before many days. The members of the commit tee think he will be here next week, if Mr. Randall’s health permits he will p.obaoly be the most prominent demo crat in the House this winter. WHY HE WILL BE PROMINENT. The chairman of the committee on appro priations usually is at the short sessions, be cause his committee has the floor mostof the time; but this winter, when it will be diffi cult to displace the appropriation bills in favor of any other business, owing to the desire of the republicans to put everything over until the next congress, the claim of the committee on appropriations will be unusually prominent. AN “I TOLD YOU SO.” Mr. Randall will have every opportunity to say “l told you so” to the democrats, and will probably avail himself of some of them. He has been quoted by L iends here as saying since the election that “it served Cleveland right,” and that the democratic party must come around to his position on tho tariff if it would win in 1892. He thinks it will have to make him its candidate. The elec tion is said to have had a most beneficial effect on bis physical as well as his moral feelings. _ BATES APT TO WIN. Republican Frauds Exposed in the Third District of Tennessee. Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 21.—1 tis asserted that evidence was submitted to the state canvassing board at Nadivllle to-day showing enough illegal voting in the coun ties of Rhea and Meigs to overcome the ma jority of H. Clay Evans, the republican candidate for congress in this (the Third) congressional district of Tennessee, and to elect Creed F. Bates, deni., by 101 majority. The canvassing board consists of the gover nor and secretary of state. Both parties have appeared before them to-day and presented their case. The board will determine to morrow to whom the certificate shall he issued. CONNECTICUT’S COUNT. Cleveland’s Plurality 336--No Gov ernor Elected. Hartford, Conn., Nov. 21. — The official canvass of the vote of Connecticut shows; Cleveland, 74,920; Harrison, 74,584; Fisk, 4,234; labor vote, 240; Cleveland’s plural ity, 336. For governor, Morris, dem., 65.074; Bulk ley, rep., 73,659; Camp, pro., 4,631; Andrews, labor, 263; scattering, 21. No one has a majority of the total vote, and the legislature will elect Bclkley and the others on the republican state ticket. The congressional delegation is: Sim monds, Russell and Miles, rep.; Wilcox, dem. Miles’ plurality is 26. HARRISON’S SECRETARY. The Managing Editor of the Indian apolis Journal Chosen. Indianapolis, Nov. 21. —Gen. Harrison this evening tendered Elijah W. Halford, managing editor of the Indidnapolis Journal, the position of private secretary. He was for a fow years private secretary to the late Senator Morton. He has long taken an active and prominent part iu Indiana politics, and was a delegate to the lato Chicago convention, represent ing Indiana on the committee on platform, and shapes with Hon. William McKinley of Ohio the distinction of having contributed no inconsiderable share in the construction of the national platform upon which the late campaign was fought aud won. MORTON’S VISIT TO HARRISON. The Republican Big Four Not to be of the Party. Indianapolis, Nov. 21.—There seems to be practically no foundation for the pub lished report that ex-Senator Warner Mil ler, ex-Senator Platt, Senator Frank His cock and Chauncoy M. Depew will accom pany Vice President-elect Morton and wife on their coming visit to Gen. and Mrs. Harrison. Mr. Morton’s contemplated visit is looked upon as an interchange of a social visit, and no unusual political significance is at this juncture associa! ed with it. The date of the visit will pro ably be announced at an early day. It is reliably stated that Gen. Harrison has determined not to go east. BLACK INTIMIDATORS. Two Negroes Arrested on Complaint of a Commissioner. Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 21. —Last evening United States Commissioner Shaffer bound over to the term of the federal court, which convenes Monday next, two negroes, Wilson Bass and Major Herndon, charged with in terfering with and attempting to intimidate on election day Reuben Gregory (colored), a democratic voter. All the parli s are from Oxford. The prisoners were arre-ted and brought here on a warrant issued by Commissioner Shaffer. Bass gave bail and Herndon was committed to jail in dofault thereof. * VETOES LOST VICTORY. Congressman Sayers Has His Own f Opinion as to the Defeat. Washington, Nov. 21. —Acting Chair man Sayers of Texas, who presided at the meeting of the committee on appropriations to-day, says that after looking the whole field over ha is satisfied that Mr. Cleveland was bentdß| the pension issue. Not only the old S’lldWs, he savs, but the tradesmen who expected to be benefited by their in creased income, are interested in having as large a pension roll as possible aud they voted against the democratic ticket on this issue. Warrants for Illegal Voting. St. Louis, Nov. 21.—A special to the Post-Diepateh from Little Rock, Ark., says; “Warrants have l**n sworn out against nearly fifty persons, principally negroes, for illegal v >tiug at the recent election in Jefferson county. Democrats are the complainants.” Virginia's Official Count. Richmond, Va., Nov. 21.—Following are the official returns of the vote of Virginia; Cleveland, 151,977;Harrison, 150,442; C.ove lend’s majority, 1,535. The vote in 1884 was: Cleveland, 145,497: Blaine, 139,356. Total, 284,853. This shows a democratic loss of 4,666. Purchases of Bonds. Washington, Nov. 21. —To-day’s bond offerings aggregated $ 136,700. The secre tary accepted s<Bo,ooo 4)4® at 109. SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1888. BARRY GETS IN A BLOW AT LEAST ONE OF HIS CHARGES IS TO BE INVESTIGATED. Seven Instead of Four Assemblies in the Eissolved District of Michigan The Fact Ignored by Litchruan'a Chief Clerk—The Test Vote an Eye- Opener for tho Powderly Faction. Indianapolis, Nov. 21. —An unread com munication from Ph ladelphia to the get - oral assembly of the Knights of Labor re garding Mr. Barry’s charges, tha District Assembly No. 74 of East Saginaw, Mich., had been dissolved to defeat Mr. Berry, caused tho introduction and adoption of a motion for tho appoint ment of a committee to investigat ’ the methods of the general officers This action was taken after a good deal of debate, and then a still more troul la some question arose as to who should n:>- point the committee. Mr. Powderly being ono of those who would be investigated, re fused to take the responsibility. This in vestigating committee "ill be appointed, I ut tne method of appointment bus not yet been d< cided upon. report of the law committee. The committee on law brought in a re port on various matters of interest to tne order generally, giving adverse advice on tho pr posals handed in, and the report was adopted. The proposition to organize central coun cils in cities I aving a number of di-triet assemblies was referred to a special com mittee, of which J. W. Randolph (colored), from Mississippi, is chairman. As the m re complete story of tho morn ing session came out late in the afternoon, it appeared that there had been a much warmer time, and more opposition to Mr. Powderly than had appeared on the floor of the general,assembly at any time since the eonvention’was calle 1 to order a little more than a week ago. The opponents of the administration seized an unexpected oppor tunity to make a point, aud made tho most of it. litchman’s denial. The denial of Mr. Barry’s charge of im propriety in dissolving District Assembly No. 74. of East Saginaw, Mich., was made by ex-Secretary Litchman, on whom that charge reflected. Mr. Litchman secured a formal denial from the Philadelphia office, and with this took the floor in his own de fense. Ho claimed that there were but four locals in the district when he to >k away its cnarter, while five is the minimum allowed for such organizations; and he further stated that he Knew of no attempt to wipe out the district because it was supposed to be favorable ta Mr. Barry. SEVEN ASSEMBLIES IN THE DISTRICT. Immediately Delegate Crowell, who is a clerk iu the head office at Philadelphia, took the floor and stated that he hud been ordered to demand the return of the charter of said district, aud that there appeared to be but four local assemblies, as had been stated by Mr. Litchman. However, upon investigation he discovered that there were actually seven, and he added; “I called the attention of the head clerk, Mr. Rowland, to this fact, but he gave it no heed.” DISTASTEFUL DISCLOSURES. Mr. Litchman at once asked: “If my head clerk gave it no attenti n, why did you not come to mo with the facts ?” “Because,” replied Mr. Crowell, “the clerks in the general office are not permitted to approach the general officers at all, and even the head clerks are not allowed to talk to the goneral officers, except at certain hours.” This disclosure was followed by o hers even more distasteful to Mr. Powdorly’3 friends, Mr. Crowell being ready tor every question, and answering it in a manner not at all satisfactory to the questioner. He finally moved the appoint ment of a committee of three to proceed at once to Philadelphia to investigate the charges made. Various amendments were offered as has been already stated. LEWIS ONE OF THE LEADERS. W. T. Lewis of Pittsburg, m ster work man of the Miners’ Assembly, and the chief opponent in the convention of Mr. Pow derly, took a leading part, and demanded the immediate appointment of a committee, and that a telegraphic order to take charge of all books, etc., in tho general office be telegraphed to some reputable Philadelphia lawyer. His motion to that effect was de feated. The motion to appoint a committee was carried, but, as already stated, no way to appoint it was adopted. Asa substitute for the many suggested amendments, it was moved that tho incoming executive board take charge of the matter. A TEST QUESTION. This brought the matter down to a ques tion whether Mr. Powderly and his friends or or his opponents should appoint the com mittee, and tho test vote was anxiously noticed. The motion was lost by a vote of 50 to 52. It was a close fight, and for once the administra tion majority did not materialize. How ever, as the vote shows, all the delegates (146) were not present, and so close a vote might not lie had on any othor occasion. Still Mr. Barry and his friends are some exhilarated over the result. TRADE UNIONISTS DISGRUNTLED. The refu-al of the general assembly to take actiou upon the proposition that local assemblies do not accept a lower soalo of wages than demanded by trades unions, occasioned some disappointment to those delegates who are members of trades assemblies. They wished to strengthen the relations between the two organizations, and expressed fear that this will have an adverso effect. They say that nothing has been yet accom plisiiad bv tho convention to improve the relations between the two orders, and many believe that at least a portion of the trades unionists, including the miners, will desert the Knights of Labor. On tho other hand, there is a firm belief in Mr. Powd'rly’s ability to lead the order safely out of all of its troubles. TOBACCO’S TRIUMPH. The Opening of the Danville Exposi tion a Great Succesa. Danville, Va., Nov. • 21.—Danville’s tobacco exposition and trades display openeii to-day with an immense crowd iu attendance. It was in fact the largest assemblage ever seen in the city. Thp parndethis morning represented the gen eral business and industries of the city and was a mile long. The tobacco exhibition embraces l.stK) samples of alt grades of tobacco from Virginia, North Carolina, Bouth Carolina and Tennessee, and is a magnificent display of the weed. The trades display occupies two immense build ings and U a molt creditable exhibit. The colored people took a conspicuous part in the parade. To Cruise Around the World. Washington, Nov. 21.—1 t Is stated at tho navy department that the United Htatoe steamship Atlanta, now preparing for sea at New York, will be sent for a cruise around the world by wav of the Pacific. The cruise will probably last three or four years. HARRINGTON FINED £SOO. Justice Hannon Holds the Editorial to Coneti ute Contempt. London, Nov. 21.—At a meeting of tho Parnell commission to-duy Mr. Reid, coun sel for Edward Harrington, stated that Mr. Harrington did not choose to adopt the course he had advised in relation to the article alluding to the commission which had appeared hi Mr. Harrington’s pacer, the Kerry Sentinel. Tncrefore he (Mr. Reid) was not iu a position to -ay any thing. Presiding Justice Hannon asked Mr. Har rington if ho had anything to say. Mr. Harringlo l replied that he bad no statement to make except that he would accept tho responsibility for " hat appeared in his papor. HARRINGTON VERY COOL. The judges retired, nnrl Mr. Harrington conversed unconcernedly with his brother, Timothy, ugtil their return. In ten minutes the judges reappeared, ami Judge Hannen said lie regretted th t Mr. Harrington had r.-fused to adopt. Mr. Re d’s ndvice. It would be wasting words to indicate how serious was the contempt of court of which his paper had been guilty. It was necessary that tho authority of the cour should bo maiut lined and therefore such things must bo stopped. Ho lino 1 Mr. Harrington £SOO. Taking of testimony was then resumed. curtin’s bon on the stand. George Curtin was called, ile gave de tails of the murder of his father. After iiis murder, the family were boycotted aud their male servants were compelled to leave them. On cross-examination Curtin tosti fled that be was a member of the league when it was first organized. His father was vice president of the branch. The wit ness had no reason to believe that the league was implicated in the crimes ngainst liis family. Various branches of t e league, lie said, had denounced the murder of his father. KILLING OF FITZMAURICE. Nnrah Fitzmaurice deposed that in June, 1887, a letter signed by a man named Dowling, Fecretary of a branch of the league, was received by her father, request ing liim to attend a meeting. Her father did not go to tha meeting. After this in cident the people’s demeanor t oward her father changed, and he obtained police protection. The witness gave in detail tho facts in connection with the shooting of her lather while lie was on his way to attend the Listowell fair in January. A QUARREL ABOUT HIS FARM. On cross-examination, the witness stated that her father and uncle had disagreed respecting tho farm on which her father re sided, and the people sided with her uncle. She knew that the league had been sup pressed in county Kerry. The counsel for the Parnellites here read an article published in the Kerry Sentinel, condemning the murder of Fitzmaurice and regretting that the league bad been sup pressed aud that the beneficial effects which arose from the organization had been lost. ASHBOURNE ACT^JasH. Sir Trevelyan and Mr. Labouchere Op pose the Grant. i London, Nov. 21.—1n the House of Com mons, this afternoon, Mr. Madden, solicitor general for Ireland, moved second reading of the Irfci land purchase bill. Mr. Labouchere moved that the bill be re jected. He complained of the undue haste in which the measure was being pressed for ward, and said there was an obvious desire on the part of the government to prevent the country from considering their pro gisals on the question of land purchase. e denied that parliament bad obtained at the last election any authority to legislate upon this question, the immerse impor tance of which required tho special sanction ot the country. As tho bill stood it "as a gross injustice upon the British tax-paver. Besides that, it was injurious to Ireland, as it would encourage a gigantic system of absenteeism. Until a home rule measure was carried, nothing ought to lie dune to ward land purchase. ONLY AN ENTERING WEDGE. Sir George Otto Trevelyan (liberal) warned the house that if it assented, to tlie bill it would not bo able to stop further grants, and it would soon be called upon and compelled to advance more millions. Among the dangers of the Ashbourne act, not the least was that it committed tho British taxpayers to a system of landlord purchase which gave no good security for advances, and which left the tenant in a position to repudiate, it bad years rendered him unable to pay ins installments. On motion of Mr. Parnell, tho debate was adjourned. GLADSTONE GOING HOME. Mr. Gladstone leaves London Saturday for Hawanien. Ho will not return to London during the present session of Parliament. Tho Parnellites are discon tented with the manner in which the debate on the extension bill is conducted. They declare that the bill is not fought with sufficient spirit and tenacity and that the attitude of the liberal leaders is wanting in hostility. Mr. Parnell, responding to tho desires of his party, has decided to fight every stage of the bill. WHITECHAPEL'9 RED WOLF. A Low Woman Gets a Little Notoriety Out of a Fabrication. London, Nov. 21.—Great excitement was occasioned this morning when it was re ported that another woman had been mur dered and mutilated in Whitechapel. The police immediately formed a cordon around the premises, and an enormous crowd soon gathered. It was learned that another murder had boen attempted upon a low woman by a man who had accompanied her to her lodgings, but that in this instance his work had been frustrated. HOW HE WENT TO WORK. According to the woman’s story the man had seized her and struck her once in the throat with a knife. She had struggled desperately and had succeeded in freeing herself from his grasp, and bad screamoa for help. Her cries alarmed the ma and he floii without attempting any further violence. RHE CAN IDENTIFY HIM. Borne of the neighbors who heard the woman’s cries followed the murderer for about 300 yards, when ho disappeared from their sight. The wntnan says she is fully nble to identify the man, and gave a descrip tion of him to the police. The police are hopeful of soon capturing him. THE POLICE SKEPTICAL. London, Nov. 21, 1 P. m.— After an in vestigation of the tacts, the police are of the opinion that, the attempted munler was not the work of the man who committed the atrocious murders in that vicinity re cently. No arrest tms been made. The excitement among the people continues. OF THE LOWEST ORDER. London, Nov. 21, 7 p. m.— Further In vestigation by tie polico shows that the woman is of the lowest order. She suffered only a slight abrasion of the skin on h-r throat, and the policeplace no credit in her story of an attack. They believe that she inflicted the iJury herself while she was drunk. DIXIE AND THEBIG DEAL THE RAILROAD MAGNATES SAY SHE WILL BE A GAI -iER. President Scott S’-ys the Stop ia Not Toward Objectionable Monopoly Improved Transportation Faculties Guaranteed at Less Cost to tho Roads Judge Chisholm Says the Deal 1b Legal. New York, Nov. 21 —The Morning News’ correspondent to-day asked a num ber of the leading men of tho Richmond Terminal system what tho policy of that system is to be, with the following result: George S. Scott, president of the Rich mond and Danville, says: “The various railroads now embraced iu the Terminal system have been brought together on strict business principles. The inducements which have led to this policy are founded in the practical sci •; ce of railroading. The recent combinations have been made in further ance of co-operative management, and for iho subs autial benefit of all tho properties involved. It is m no sense a step toward objectionable monopoly, nor a plan to avoid legitimate c imputation. WHAT IT GUARANTEES. “It ii a guarantee of more efficient service, greater transportation facilities an l vastly improved passenger accommoda tions, while, at tho same time, it insures a material reduction of operating expense. The gentlemen in control of the Terminal company have very largo investments in the south aside from their railroad in terests, and therefore they could ill afford to adopt any policy that would militate ngu nst the material development and in dustriul progress of that section." WHAT GEN. THOMAS SAYS Gen. Samuel Thomas, president of the East Tennessee, Virginia and (leorgia, says: “I have never seen anything i t railroad management that "as more warranted by the demands of the various interests at stako than the combination of the several lines now embraced in the Terminal system. The alliance is natural, and thoroughly jus tified by an honest consideration for all concerned. The good remits will be mani fold, not only to the roads themselves but to the entire territory through wli ch they run. The future prosperity of the railroads will necessarily depend upon the future frospei ity of the country they traverse, and, therefore, all who are interested in the Terminal Company have a corresponding interest in tho material development and enterprising growth of the south. ATTRACTIONS OF THE STATER. “The thinking people of Alabama, Ten nessee and Georgia no doubt appreciate to day that the recent developments in south ern railroad affairs show conclusively the power of attraction which those states have. Their splendid material resources, ami mar velous natural advantages havo already in duced the investment of millions of money, and (he policy of the Terminal company will be to assist in the further development of their vast mining interests aud their manufacturing industries.” JUDGE CHISHOLM S VIEWS. Judge W. H. Chisholm says: “I thor oughly approve all that has been recently done by the Terminal company. 1 believe the consolidation to be founded in wisdom, and justified by law. It is no covert at tempt nt monopoly nor any combination against new railroad enterprises. It, is a conservative policy for the mutual benefit and advantage of all. It will result in tiie maintainance of uniform and fairly re munerative rati s, which is only just to the immense amount of capital invested in the propertirs. At the same time, it will in sure to the traveling public anil lheshii>- pers of freight, bettor accommouations aud greater facilities. 1 cannot seo how it will work any injury, private or public, but on tho contrary, I verily believe all interests will be more satisfactorily aud profitably subserved.” MR. SWANN'S LOYALTY TO THE SOUTH. James Swann says: “My loyalty to tho south and her best welfare would absolutely prevent my acquiescence in any matter that I did not conscientiously I olieve to ba for her good. X heartily indorse the con sole! tion of the roads embraced in the Terminal system, because I consider it con ducive to m re harmonious, economic and efficient management of the several proper ties, and believe also that it will t nd to promote the industrial development of tho south by inducing additional capital from hero for thaPjmrposo.” COL. BRICE ON THE INTERESTS AT STAKE. Col. Calvin S. Brice says: “Tho railroads now embraced in the Terminal system rep resent a capitalization of over $106,000,006, and the men now tn control of that com pany own more than half of its capital stock. And yet their interest in tho Termi nal company is not as large as tliolr interest in the diversified industries of mining and manufacture throughout tho south. What better guarantee could be given of their faithful intentions than this liberal invest ment of their money.” President Inman simply says: “I have already spoken freely on the subject you suggest and could only repeat myself. What my associates have said to you, I thoroughly indorse.” These are men of great fortunes, and much reputation, and their friends sav they will keep their word as they would their bond. M. J. V. EAST TENNESSEE’S LEASE. The Stockholders Indorse the Action of the Directors. Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 21.—The stock holders of tho East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company held their an nual meeting to-day. There were 287,730 shares represented, nearly all by proxy. Before electing directors the meeting of stockholders adopted a lengthy resolution placing upon record their entire approval of the acts and doings of the board of di rectors for the past year, and more particu larly and especially those acts relating to the lease of this company’s property to the Richmond and Danville Company. ALLEGATIONS DENOUNCED. The resolutions denounce as false and un true the allegations in the bill (lied in the chancery court at Knoxville, that said lease has been ngainst tho interests of the stock holders. Further consideration of the sub ject was postponed for ono week. The following directors were elected: Samuel Thomas, George 8. Scott, Johu G. Moore, E. J. Sanford, John Greenough, Richard Irving, Jr., Thomas P. Fowler, J. B. Grannis, Calvin 8. Brice, John H. Inman, Thomas M. Logan, W. 8. Chisholm, W. Bate, George Cappol, Charles M. McGhee. The meeting then adjourned till next Wednesday. Rochester s Dead. Rochkrtkr, N. Y., Devlin, who jumped from the fourth story of the steam gauge and lantern com pany’s building on the night of tho fire, died of his injuries to-night. He is tho thirty -eighth known victim. Six bodh-s, taken from tbs ruins and the remaining un identified, were hurled in Mount Hope cem etery to-day. APPROPRIATION! BILLS. The House Committee's First Mootin'? Held. Washington, Nov. 31. —Tho members of Hie appropriations committee hold their first meeting to-day preliminary to the assembling of the Fiftieth congress in sec ond session. Chairman Randall was not present, so the deliberations of the seven members present in tee committee room to-day were prt sided over bv Representative J. I). Sayres, the fifth memtrer on the roll, llis colleagues present were Messrs. Clem ents, lice, Ryan, Butterworth, Mcfio i as mid Aiide: son. The committee liad lief re tliein th > treasury estimates for the District of Columbia and the fort ideation and sun dry civil bills submitted by courtesy in advance of the regular time. REFERRED TO A SUB-COMMITTEE. The lirst business was referred to a special committee, consisting of Messrs. Clements, Rice, McCoinas and Anderson, f< r rep u is, and they will meet to-morrow to bogi i their work. Tlie sub-committee in charge of the forti fication bid will probably get at it ton last of the week, and it is the expectation of the committee, no less than tneir do-ire, that tho district and fortification bill- shall ha ready to submit to tho House at the beginning of the session—somewhat unusual in the way of preparation. The sundry civil bill is quite voluminous, mid will require fully three weeks for its consideration. The full committee will not meet again until one of the bills is ready for the ro|iort of the sub-committee. MEETING OF CONORES3. The Message of the President to bo on East Year’s Line. Washington, Nov. 31. —Congress meets ono week from next Monday. Speaker Car lisle is expected heie on Tuesday, and mo t of the members uf ttie ways and means committee will probably be hero by that time. Tlie President, who retired to Oak View for the purprse, will have tho tariff por tion of liis message drafted by that time, and will probabiy confer with the speaker and the other tariff reform loaders about it. It will lie as uncompromising as the tariff message of last year, all reports to tlie contrary notwithstanding. Tho democratic loaders will do nothing in the house before tho holiday recess un less it is determined to carry out tho pro gramme of last winter and pass tlie bill, enabling Dakota, Montana, Washington and Now Mexico to come in as stales. In the • mto, the democratic leaders will devote tliftt. time to developing the repub lican intention in regard to tho tariff bill. The leaders have no expectation of carrying tariff legislation at this session. BURROWS AHEAD. He Has Been Canvassing for Votos fcdnce the Last Beusion. Washington, Nov. 31.—Mr. Burrows is the only one of the candidates for the speakership to the next House who has been systematically working to get votes. He began last session upon tho theory that the republicans would carry the House, and he has made such progress that his friends say he will bo the leading candidate in the cau cus. If this lie true, Mr. McKinley would only come in as a compromise candidate, lie could not afford to make a fight for the place, aid neither could Mr. Reid, but Messrs. Cannon and Butterworth both could and would. GERMANY'S BUDGET. How It Is Intended to Spond tho Pro posed New Loan. Berlin, Nov. 31.—1 u his speech at the opening of the reichstag to-morrow, Em peror William will mention the now loan of 84,(XX),000 marks. Thirty million marks are for fortresses and barracks, 30,1)00,000 for artillery, 13,000,000 for railways, 0,500,000 for Alsace-Lorraine, 0,500,000 for tho North sea and Baltic canal, 7,000,000 being tlie last installment for Hamburg Zoliverein, and 5,000,000 for tlie navy. This last sum is in dependent of the large naval grant which is expected. Tlie budget estimates the ex penditure at 9-10,000,000 marks, of which 806,500,000 is for ordinary outlay. Among other bills is one asking for 5,000 marks as a prize for the best model for a national monument to Emperor William. All the papers to-day contained articlos of sympathy with ex-Empress Frederick. Emperor William gave a family banquet in honor of the ox-empress’ birthday. Tlie city of Hamburg is guily decorated with flags in honor of the occasion. RECRUITS ATTACK TROOPS. A Prussian Soldier Wounded—Whole sale Arrests Made. Berlin, Nov. 21.—1 tis reported that 300 Alsatian recruits, from Colmar, Tlianu and Mulhouso, attacked their military escort and wounded a Prussian soldier. Tho mu tineers are said to have taken refuge in Switzerland. Wholesale arrests of other recruits are reported to have been made. It is also stated that four Prussian ollicers were assaulted and seriously injured by French sympathizers at Btrasburg to-day. A COTTON FACTOR SHOT. Tho Man Who Fires the Weapon Kills Himself. Shreveport, La., Nov. 21.—Maj. A. R. Thompson, a cotton factor of this city, wss shot on tho Cotton Belt train yesterday evening, while on his way to Texarkana, by young Moors, a traveling man from St. Louis, who, alter shooting Thompson, killed himself. Thompson’s wound Is not dan gerous. FIVE YEARS FOR FORGERY. A Young Charlestonian Sentenced for Trying to Raise SI,OOO. New York, Nov. 21.—Henry R. Rey. nolds, a young man from Charleston, K. o\, who pleaded gnilty to forging an order for 11,000 on the firm of C. I. Prince & Cos. of Boston, Mass., was to-day sentenced to five years in state prison. Cheers for Boulanger. Paris, Nov. 21. —Oen. Boulanger at tended a performance at the Renaissance theater last night. The audience recogniz 'd him and gave him an ovation. A crowd outside also cheered him when ho left the theater. There was some disorder and tho polift* made several arrests. The government has removed a colonel from Paris to a provincial command be cause he engaged openly with his officers in a Boulangist manifestation on tho occasion of the marriage of Geu. Boulanger’s daughter. __________ New Bishops to be Created. Rome, Nov. 21.—At tho papal consistory In December a number of bishops will be created. The nomination of cardinals has been postponed until the March consistory. The postponement is due to tho difficulty experienced in the creation of the French cardinals. I DAILY, a YEAR. K J 5 CENTS A COPY ► I WEEKLY,#I.3S A YEAR. 1 TItAGEDY IN_A HOTEL TWO MEN FATALLY CLUBBED AFTER A NIGHT OF GAMBLING. Tho Pitts House at Covington the Scene of the Terrible Work —The Walls of the Room Covered with Blood -One of the Victims Dead, and tho Other Dying- n Arrest. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 21. —Two men fa tally wounded, and tlie walls of a room covered w ith blood, was the scene presented in a room at tho Pit s house at Covington this morning. Tho men were K. W. Thomas and K. J Cohen, bosh well-known citizen* of Madison, who were in Covington on Imsi ess. How the men came to be mor tally wounded there is no positive testi mony at hand to show, but circumstances point to Charles Ecbol-, of Covington, a* the man who dealt the fatal blows. In the room was found a large and heavy club, eight foot long, which was covered with blood, going to stiow that it was the weapon used by tho would-be murderer. cause of the tragedy. It appears that last night Echolls, Thomas and Cohen met in the room occupied by Cohen and Thomas for the purpose of pin - ing cards for money. About 3 o'clock t a m ruing Echolls announced that i.e h I lost all of his money, but wonted to co 1- tinue playing. He proposed that the gams proceed, and that if he lost be would nm 1 a good his losses in the morning. The other two men refused to play longer and a. quarrel ensued, Echolls claiming that Cohen and Ti omis would not give him a chance to win his money back. Echolls says that he then left and that ho knows nothing as to what occurred after that hour. A SCUFFLE HEARD. About 4 o’clock Mrs. Pitts heard consid erable disturbance in the room, as if a tight was going on, but as it soon subsided, she thought nothing more about tlie matter. This m ruing, when a servant entered the room, she found Cohen and Thomas on the llnov in an unconscious condition. Tho heads and faces of the men were mab-l and bloody, while the skull of Thomas was fractured on the forehead. A physician was called in and every attention possible given the men, but this afternoon abont 4 o’clock Thomas died, and to-night Cohen's condition is considered hopeless. HAND MARKS ON THE WALL. The wall) of tlie room are covered with marks made by bloody Augers and hands, indicating that one ot the men had been groping about in the dark after he had been beaten, trying to And his way out of the room. Bug Blassengale, a negro boy, who waited upon the men when they were playing cards, i of the opinion that Echolls was in the room when tho difficulty occurred. The evidence, while circumstantial in character, points to Echolls as the man who used tha club. The affair has caused the quiet town of Covington to boil with excitement all day, and It Inis not a< yet subsided. All the parties are well connected. KICKING LIKE BTEERS. The Ransremen and Butchers Out with the Dressed Beef Men. St. Louis, Nov. 21.—The cattlemen and butchers aro still apart, and it begins to look as though the joint convention would fall through. Half a dozen spectators and a brass band were in tho entertainment hail in the exposition building this morn ing. Tho stage, handsomely decorated with emblems oppropriate to the occasion, v.a tho only evidence that there was to be a cattle convention. It is now openly as serted that the dressed beef men have car ried tho day, and if there is a joint conven tion of range men and buteners it wilt amount to nothing more than r.iie reading of papers and for discussion of how to cir cumvent the trouble. HOW IT CAME TO BE CALLED. Tho dressed beef representatives sent a circular to each ass iciatiou asking that the convention bo called to order and that they bo admitted to participate in itSyelibera tions. They invited full and free ditcussion ol the live-stock question, with tho object: in view of asking congress to pro vide for a rigid inspection of alt fBo live stock on tho hoof at ail of the largest slaughtering points in tlie country, which would iuciude Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha and Now York. Toe convention was postponed yesterday, owing to a discovery made by the range men anil butchers that the dressed beef rep resentatives could do about as they pleased with it. The loaders, therefore, took tune to endeavor to avert tho disaster. ADVANTAGE OF THE DRESSED BEEF MEN. The conference is a remarkable one, for it is tbo first whero the dressed beef inter ests have entered into op|a>Rition and shown their hand. They have the advantage on the question of being admitted to the con vention, for the call was for representative men in all branobe* of tho cattle industry. It is claimed that tlie beef trust have enough men hero to outvote the opposition on any point. The commission men are witn tha dressed beef interests. The former oppose state ius[)ection, because it would convince European governments that American cat tle are diseased, while they claim that there never was moro healthy cattle, aud thus shut off exportation. THE EXPORT. This now amounts to but 600,000 head an nually, while it should be at least 1.500,000. The dressed beef men are optioned to it, be cause the nece-sitvot inspection on the hoof would iin|)oril 150,01)0,000 invested indiffer ent branches of their industry. B .th are iu favor of national inspection, because it would be a guarantee of good health which would be accepted at home aud abroad. TWO HANG FOR KILLING TWO. Federal Authorities In Charge of the Execution. Wichita, Kan., Nov. 21.—Jake and Joa Tohior (colored) wero executed in tlie county jail this morning by the federal authorities, Deputy Marshal Howard superintending at the scaffold. In answer to a question whether they had anything to say, Isjth replied “no" emphatically. The trap was sprung at 10:25 o'clocx. Jake never moved a muscle, while Joe, during the second rninuto, drew up his legs twice. Toe crime for which they wore executed was iho killing of Cass and Godvkuntz.near tho Sac and Fox agency, iu August, 1885. A Riot at Belgrade. Belgrade, Nov. 21.—The elections here to-day resulted in a serious riot. Troopif wero called out to restore order, and a col lision occurred between the soldiers and people. Many persons wore injured. Gilly Repeats His Charges. Paris, Nov. 21.—Numa Gilly has issued a pampulet, in which he repeats his accusa. lions of corruption against a number of moderate republicans. Deputies Keache and Babe will sue M. GUly for libel.