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1 ESTABLISHED IF6O iNCOBPORATkD 1888 V | J. H. ES'iILL, President. 1 IBS SIMM The General Managers Reject His Offer. FEDERATION WON’T FIGHT. Compers Refuses to Order Out His Men. SACRAMENTO STRIKERS SHOOT. They Fire on Regulars and Get the Worst of It. Surrender or a Fight to the Bitter End Now the Only Alternatives of the American Railway Union—De feat of the Strikers Probable—Sacra mento’s Mob in Ambush on Top of a High Building: Waiting- for the Troops to Appear—Strikers Return ing to Work All Along the Line, but New Men Will Not Be Discharged to Make Room for Them. Chicago, July 13.—Eugene V. Debs, who ordered the great railroad strike, made one more ineffectual attempt look ing to a settlement to-day. He drew up a formal proposition to the general man agers, agreeing to have the men return to work at once, provided they be reinstated in their former positions without preju dice. He made an exception in the case of any man who has been convicted of crime, but offered to have all others go back immediately. He said that the proposition was inspired by a desire to subserve the public good, as the strike, small and unimportant in its inception, has extended until “it now involves or threatens not only every public interest but the peace, security and prosperity of our common country.” This proposition was signed by Debs, Howard and Nei ther, the principal officers of tbe Ameri can Railway Union. THE MANAUERS REFUSE TO CONSIDER IT. It was taken by them to Mayor Hop kins, who, at their request, presented it to Chairman St. John of the General Managers’ Association. The association was not in session, but after the in dividual members had been consulted it was returned to Mayor Hopkins without an answer, and with the information that no communication whatever from Debs, Howard and Keither could be received or considered by the managers’ association. This action of the strike leaders was taken, they claim, not because of impend ing defeat, but in order that they should be in harmony with tbe sugges tion of President Cleveland made in an nouncing that he would appoint a com mission of arbitration. The refusal of the general managers to even consider the proposition, which would necessitate the dismissal of all the men engaged to fill the places of the strikers, and wouid place them again in the power of the organization which had paralyzed their lines for days, was a de cided setback to the union. FLUNK OF THE FEDERATION. Following it came the result of the two days deliberations of the conference of labor leaders called by Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor. The leaders of all the big organizations outside of the American Railway Union and the Knights of Labor, decided not to involve the men they represent in any local or general strike. They expressed sympathy with the Pullman employes, but declared a strike at this time of general business depression an act of folly. To fully substantiate this position a special committee prepared a report which was presented and adopted by the conference. The only dissenting votes were cast by F. W. Arnold of the Order of Railway Trainmen and P. H. Morris sey of the Brotherhood of Firemen, who were instructed by their orders to vote against the courso which declared the American Railway Union strike a just one. The only other business transacted by the conference was the passage of a reso lution recommending that the American Federation of Labor appropriate 810,000 to assist Eugene V’. Debs in the cases to be brought and now pending against him in the federal courts. GOVERNMENT ARBITRATION. Early in the day the action of Presi dent Cleveland had been hailed by the labor men as a victory for organized "orkiugmen, as they claim to huve ob tained for the tirst time a recognition of the principle of arbitration by the Presi dent of the United States. The strike leaders then looked for a settlement. The full ore of their mode of settlement leaves them only unconditional surrender or a fight to the bitter end. They chose the latter aud claim the strike is on as strong as ever in spite of what the rail way managers say. They claim to he able to make it still more effective here, and declare that to-day's action of the managers will solidify their men who are out and send out many who have been undecided. Meetings were held to-day In She Jfcfttjttg Jfctog* half a dozen halls, and strong talk was in dulged in. DANGER OP VIOLENCE. Danger of a resort to violence by some j of the more excitable of the strik ere or their sympathizers still exists. A j change in the methods of the federal ! troops on duty at the subtreasury indi- | cates apprehension among those in au thority. The guard lino was to-day ex tended into the street and no one was al lowed on the sidewalk adjacent to the building. It is said United States secret service detectives advised the extension of the line to guard against the use of dynamite. The railways operated their principal passenger trains to-day, as they have been doing for several days past, and moved some freight. No change was made in the national and state troops guarding the lines, but United States Marshal Arnold began reducing his force of deputies. A SEW CIIARGE PROM OROSSCVP. Judge Grosscup gave the federal grand jury additional instructions to-day, advis ing them that in case evidence were pre sented showing that the mails were de layed and interstate commerce interfered with as the result of an agreement by railroad officials or others in order to create public sympathy it consti tuted a conspiracy', and no mat ter how high in position the individuals may be they are not exempt from indictment and trial. This charge is supposed to be the result of statements made by the strike leaders, which have been published, accusing the General Managers’Association of entering into a conspiracy and refusing to move trains without Pullmans. So far as can bo learned the evidence which the attorneys of the American Kailway Union claim to have has not been presented to the grand jury. THE OFFER OF THE UNION. Following is the text of the offer made to the general managers bv the railway union: " To the Railway Managers: The existing troubles growing out of the Pullman strike having assumed continental proportions and being no indication of relief from the widespred. business demoralization and dis tress incident thereto, the railway employes, through the beard of directors of the Amer ican Hallway Union, respectfully make the following proposition as the basis of settle ment: To agree to return to work In a body at [ once provided they shall be restored to their former positions without prejudice, except in eases. If any there be, where they have been convicted of crime. This proposition, looking to an Immediate settlement of the existing stiike on ail the lines of railroad, is inspired by a purpose to subserve the public good. The strike, small and comparatively unimportant in its inception, has extended in every direction until It now involves or threatens not only every public interest, but the peace, security and prosperity of our common country. The contest had waxed fiercely. It has extended beyond the limits of the interests origin ally involved, and has laid hold of a vast number of industries and enterprises in no wise responsible for the differences, and dis agreements that led to the trouble. Factory, mill and shop have been silenced. Widespread demoralization has sway. 'The interests of multipled thousands of innocent people are suffering. The com mon welfare is seriously menaced. The pub lic peace and tranquility are imperilled. Great apprehension of the future prevails. This being true, and the statement will not be controverted, we consider it to be our duty as citizens, and as men, to make extra ordinary effort to end tho existing strike, and avert approaching calamities whose shadows are even now upon us. If ended now' the con test, however serious in its consequences, will not have been in vain. Sacritlees have been made, but they will have their compen sations. Indeed. If lessons shall be taught by experience, the troubles now so widely de plored will prove a blessing of inestimable value in the months and years to come. The differences ihat led up to the present compli cations need not now be discussed. At this supreme juncture every consideration of duty and patriotism demands that a remedy for the existing troubles be found and applied. The employes propose to do their part by meeting the employers half way. Let It be understood they do not impose any condition of settlement except that they he restored to their former positions. They do not ask the recognition of their or ganization, or of any organization Believing this proposition to be fair, reasonable and just, it is respectfully submitted with the tellef that its acceptance will result In the prompt resumption of trnffle, the revival of Industry, and the restoration of peace and order. Respectfully, Eugene V. Debs, President. William Howard, Vice President, Sylvester Keitheh, Secretary, American Railway Union. PLATED AS A TRt’MP CARD. The compromise proposition was agreed to before 10 o’clock in the morn ing and the managers of the strike were congratulating themselves on the shrewd move which they had made, harmonizing with the views set forth by President Cleveland as a condition precedent to the appointment of an investigating commis sion to decide the question at issue be tween the Pullman company and its former employes. The general opin ion was that a refusal to accept the one condition imposed by tho American Railway Union on the railway managers, would shift all the responsibility for the consequences on their shoulders, so that the suffering public would have to make their appeals and complaints to the rail road corporations iustead of to the railway and other national labor organizations, if> the strike became more general. The offer of a set tlement was regarded as the pla.ving of the American Railway Union’s last trump < card, especially as it contained a practi cal admission that widespread distress and threatened calamities of a worse character demanded that the strike should be declared off in order to restore peace and commercial activity iu all parts of the country. INPI.I EKCED BT CLEVELAND. The determination of President Cleve land to appoint an arbitration commission had much also to do with tho decision of the American Railway Union .executive board to submit a proposition to the rail SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 14,18!4. road managers which would contain the only condition they were bound in honor and duty to the strikers to impose. Pres ident Debs and his colleagues realized this morning when they read the dispatches from Washington that if the investigating commission, with power to arbitrate, were appointed and came to Chicago it would not take that body long to determine that the raiiroad strikers having no grievance directly against their employers should return to work at once if the railway managers would take them back. The proposition anticipated the condition which President Cleveland would impose before tho investigating commission was sent to Chicago. MEANS A RELENTLESS WAR. Every American Railway Union, Knights of Tabor, and Federation of Labor leader spoken to at headquarters to-day, declared that the refusal of the railway managers to restore the strikers to their positions, except those convicted of crime, would tie the signal for the waging of a relentless war on the corpora tions, compared with which the present strike*would be lame. General Master Workman Sovereign and the other members of the executive board of the Knights of Labor had a con ference this afternoon at Ulrich’s Hall with President Debs and the executive board of the American Railway Union. The subject of the discussion was that of ordering a strike of all the knights in the United States. No definite action was taken by the executive board of the Knights of Labor, and the conference with the American Railway Union will be resumed to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock. SOVEREION NOW AROUSED. Grand Master Workman Sovereign said to a reporter: “If the fair and square proposition made to the railroad mana gers by the railway union is rejected the Knights of Labor will take up this light with renewed power and determination to bring the aggregation of capital to our terms. We will consider that we, just as much as the American Railway Union and the Pullman strikers, are fighting for the very existence of organized labor and living wages. This fight has not reached its zenith yet.” TWO NEW STRIKES THREATENED. A strike of ail the American Railway Union men employed in the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul and Chicago and Northwestern railroads is threatened. It may be ordered to-morrow. Tho cause will be the summary dismissal to-day from the service of the Northwestern company of 32 union switchmen and of seven engineers, one fireman and seven brakemen on the St. Paul road. The news of these dis missals was conveyed to-night to 500 raii road men who met at Lincoln and West Indiana streets by Vice President How ard of the American Railway Union. The strikers met to hear addresses and i reports of the officers of the union. Vice j President Howard urged all tho men I employed on tljose roads to protect those j who had been discharged by getting j together to-morrow morning and going | out in a body. He called upon them to stay out until not only all the rnen had been reinstated, but until all the non-union men who had taken their places had 1 been made to “walk.” With one voice, every man shouted that he would. A storm of indignation followed the dec laration of Mr. Howard that General : Manager Carling of the St. Paul road | had notified the men discharged that they i would never be allowed to do another stroke of railroad work in the United States. SHOOTING AT SACKAMENTO. Tho Troops Answer a Fusil ade From a Mob and Wound Two Men. Sacramento, July 13.-—The killing of four members of battery L of the Fifth artillery, in the train wreck at the trestle two miles from Sacramento on Wednes day last, was in a measure avenged by regulars belonging to tho same company to-day, two men, both, however, disclaim ing to be strikers, being shot, one of whom lies mortally wounded and cannot long survive. Shortly before 11 o’clock Division Superintendent Wright orderod a Rwitch engino and fiat car to j clear the track along Front street con tiguous to the headquarters of the strik ers. Fearing that au attempt would bo made to shoot the engineer and fireman, Capt. Roberts and Lieut. Skerrettof Bat tery L, with a numberof men, went along on the tiat car. When the train reached the freight shed of the railroad company, near I street, a crowd gathered there was ordered to disperse by Capt. Roberts. The men jeered at the soldiers, and Rob erts ordered the men to charge them with bayonets. TIIE TROOrs FIRED ON. Just then several shots were fired, but whether from the crowd or from the roof of the freight sheds, occupied by a number of men. is not positively shown. But this was just the moment the regu lars had been waiting for, and they re- I turned the fire with great zest. As tho : report of their rifles rang out the crowd fell back, and two men dropped to the ground. As soon as the firing was heard the First United States marine corps, under (.’apt. Berryman, started on a double-quick for the scene of the shoot ing and charged the crowd with fixed bayonets, causing them to quickly dis perse. The victims of the shooting were at once taken to the hospital, where they gave the names of John Stewart and Frank Buckley. Stewart, who was until recently a sailor on the United States steamship Alliance, was shot in the back, the bullet tearing through the abdomen, inflicting a fatal wound. Buckley, who is a machinist, was shot through the right arm and shoulder and will probably re cover. Both men say they are not strik ers and do not belong to any union. TUP. CITE GREATLY EXCITED. The news of the shooting once again threw the city Into a great stato of ex citement and tin: streets in the vicinity rapidly filled with people, who, however, were dispersed by the troops with little resistance. United States Marshal Baldwin rode through the lower (xirtlou of the city with thirty cavalrymen late this after noon and proclaimed martial law. He ordered all people to disperse and return to their homes under penalty of punish ishmoot by the law The body of Private James Byrne, one of the victims of the trestle ' wreck, wss recovered this morning, being under and between the first two mail cars, fright fully .mangled. The body of Engineer Samuel Clarke is still under the engine. The remains of Privates Clarke and Lubberd were taken to San Francisco by boat to-day. STRIKE LEADER SENTENCED. Debs’ Agent at Cincinnati Given Six Months in Prison. Cincinnati, July 13. Judge W. R. Taft of the United States court delivered his decision to-day on the caso of F. \Y. Phelan, charged with contempt of court in impeding and obstructing the receiver of the Cincinnati Southern road, ap pointed by the court, in the management and operation of his road, by directing and inciting the employes to leave his em ploy. and by interfering with the busi ness of other roads with which the Southern road has business. The court room was crowded, and a large number were in the corridors. Many deputy marshals were in and about the court room, but their presence was not needed, as tho utmost decorum was observed. The decision was very long, requiring a full hour to read. Tho judge reviewed at great length tho testimony, which, he declared, showed unmistakably that Phelan came here as the agent of and co-worker with Debs to institute and direct a boycott, deter mined on by the convention of the Amer ican Railway UDion, to force the roads to break their contracts with the Pullman company, in order to compel the latter company to treat with its employes, who, it appears, are not eligible to membership in the American Railway Union. PIT ELAN’S PENIAL NOT ACCEPTED. Phelan’s denial of personal agency had no weight at the court, owing to the evasive and flippant character of Ills testimony and the telegrams passing be tween him and Debs, as well as Jiis pub lic utterances. He knew tho Cincinnati Southern road was in the hands of a re ceiver and yet his first efforts were di rected against it. The court found that he was the active agent here iu an unlaw ful conspiracy with Debs and others to paralyze the business of the United States, or, in other words, to stirve the nation in order to force an employer to terms. Applying the law ns to the facts, tho court hold that to undertake to force a breaking of contracts was au unlawful conspiracy. Moreover, tho whole plan was a boycott, which has been declared by all tlie states except Minnesota to be unlawful. The court plainly recognized the right of laborers to unite and e on to combine their unions and appoint leaders for the purpose of obtaining a better price for their labor. They were warranted in striking.!, e., leaving their employers in a body to better their ow r n interest, but there was no warraut in law fora boycott. SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT. The judge, ha ving found Phelan' guilty as charged, said in reference to tho sen tence that it was the duty of the court to enforce obedience to its orders. To do otherwise would court anarchy. The penalty for contempt, aggravated as this was bv renewal of the contempt alter warning, should be sufficient to onforeo compliance with the orders of the court. Tho sentence was confinement for six rnoutbs in the Wntrffcn enmity jail at Lebanon. 0.. and tho marshal was di rected to immediately execute'the order of the court. NO FEDERAL ARBITRATION. President Cleveland Oorreots an Erro neous Impression. Washington, July 13.—The white house conference, which has been a feature of the strike every night during the past two weeks, has practically ended. This evening at 9 o’clock, when the President returned from his customary drive with Secretary Larnont, none of the members of his cabinet were waiting for him, ami it was announced that nono were ex expected, as little or no news requiring the President's action was anticipated, the main strike being considered virtually at an end. Gen. Schofield spent ten minutes with the President, but had no Information of note to communicate, and at 10:30 o'clock i Postmaster General Bisseli called to say ! that his reports received to-day showed that the United States mails were being transmitted without delay in all parts of the country. Tho President has been somewhat an noyed to-day b.v the persistent attempts iu some quarters to make it appear that iie had appointed an aroitration board at the request of the labor leaders. Noth ing is lurther from tho truth, tlio com mission which lie has agreed to appoint eventually, under the law having no I power beyond that of making a general in vestigation of the strike of the railroads j which led to his proclamation. The j investigation commission when organized I cannot enter at all into the differences be : tween the Pullman company and its em | ployes. It will coniine its work ex- I dusivelv to the Debs American Railway Union and the railway General Managers’ Association. The President has been compelled to explain this to several statesmen who mentioned arbitration to him to-day, telling them very positively that no arbitration was contemplated in his assurance # to tho committee that called upon him. ALABAMA OVER ITS ALARM. The Presenoe of the Militia no Longer a Necessity. Birmingham, Ala., July 13.—The strike is virtually a dead letter in Birmingham and the troops will probably be relieved of further duty by to-morrow night. Gov. Jones said to-night to the Southern Asso ciated Press representative that a great many furloughs had been granted sol diers, but he would not say definitely that any full companies had been released. As Birmingham is distressingly quiet, the feeling exists both among soldiers and civilians, that the presence of tho militia is no longer a necessity. REWARDS OFFERED. The Southern Pacific Anxious to Pun ish the Lawless. San Francisco, July 13.—The Southern Pacific company to day offered a general reward of ss,ouu for evidence or informa tion leading to the arrest and conviction of persons guilty of any crimes aetforth in tiie train wrecking bill passed by tho las' legislature, committed on an" lines of tlie company. The railroad has also offered a reward of #5,000 for the arrest and conviction of any persons shooting at any engine or train with intent of kiillug any persons thereon. SHOTS FIRED AT OONNKAUT The strikers Retreat, but the Situa tion Threatening. Coaneaut, 0., July 13,—The militia, under command of Copt. Woodworth, marched to the docks this morning, and the strikers gathered there fled in all di rections. After about twenty shots had been exchanged, tho officors succeeded in arresting thirty of the leaders of yester day's demonstrations. Tho rest of tho strikers have gone back to Ashtabula. Work will be resumed on tho docks this afternoon. Tho situation still looks threatening. COLLAPSED AT CLEVELAND. The Lake Shore the Only Road Refus ing to Reinstate tho Strikers. Cleveland, 0., July 18.—The American Railway Union strike at this point has ! completely collapsed. Most of tho strik ers have been taken hack, except on tho Lake Shore, where all hauds have been discharged, and their places will be fillet! with men who are known not to affiliate with the American Railway Union. The proposed strike of the Knights of Labor will not materialize. ARREST OF AGITATORS. Telegrams to Be Used Against Them in Court. New Orleans. La., July 13.— Ijibor Agi tators Harrison, Hurley and Sperry, who gave, bail yesterday, were before I.'nited States Commissioner Wright to-day." Af ter hearing several witnesses, tho com missioner decided to admit the telegrams between President Debs and his emissa ries and the latter and tho local organiza tions. Before the reading the court ad journed until Monday. INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. Mon Who Killed an Engineer With a Stone Convicted. Brazil, Ind.. July 13.—The jury in tho case against the men charged with mur dering Engineer Barre, during tho recent coal strike, returned a verdict last night, finding the defendants, Booth, Rankin Wilson and Poor, guilty of involuntary manslaughter, and fixing their punish ment at two years in tho penitentiary. They threw stones in the cab and one of them crushed Barre’s skull. A Strike at Marshall. Marshall, Mich., July 13. The firemen and brakemen and most of the conductors on the Cincinnati, Jackson and Macka naw railroad went on a strike this morn ing. The entire lino is affected. Tho company is making every effort to re place the men and with some success. They say tho strikers will uot be taken back on any' terms. Southern Pacific Trains Running. West Oakland, Cal., July 13.—Tho Southern Pacific road raised the blockade last night without the aid of the sailors from Mare Island, who remained on tho mole and took no part in the proceedings. The main track and yards are now clear of all obstructions. To-day trains guarded by troops will run out. Beef From Chicago. Jersey City. N. J.. July 13.—The first shipment of dressed beef from Chicago since July 3 arrived hero To-day by the Pennsylvania railroad. The train con sisted of fifty-five cars. The couplings and the covers of the ice boxes were wired down, but the train was uot mo lested. Strikers Left in the Lurch. New Orleans, July 13.—The striking switchmen and firemen of the Northeast ern railroad have been replaced and all trains are moving without interruption. None of the strikers will be taken back. Ended at Detroit. Detroit, Mich., July 13.—Everything is moving quietly witti all the roads in this city, anihtho strike is at au end here. CENTRAL’S REORGANIZATION. A Slight Ohange in the New Securities to Be Issued. New York. July 13.—1 t is reported that the reorganization plan of the Central Railroad and Banking Company of Geor gia will provide for the issue of $7,000,000 first mortgage 5 per cent, fifty year bonds, secured by a mortgage on tho mam line property of the company ; $13,000,000 con solidated fifty year 5 per cent, bonds, so cured by a second mortgage on the main line, first mortgage on the Montgomery and Eufaula, and second mortgago on the Mobile and Girard railroad, and other properties and equities; $10,000,000 bonds of tlie Central railroad, secured by a first mortgage on the Savannah and Western, the Chattanooga, Home and Co lumbus and Macon and Northern, togeth er with other minor properties and equi ties, these bonds to bear 2>£ per cent. Interest yearly for the first two years, which shall be increased one-half of 1 per cent, yearly until 5 per cent, is reached, which shall be the fixed rate until the bonds mature: $7,250,000 of 5 per cent, series “A” and $7,050,000 of series "B” in come bonds, the full interestof series “A” to bo paid first, and #7,500,000 of common stock. ' TIBED OF BEING HARD-UP. A. M. Van Haaften Makes Two At tempts to Commit Suicide. Atlanta, Ga., July 13.--A. M. Van Haaften. formerly proprietor of the Ocean hotel at Brunswick, made an inef fectual double attempt to commit suicide this morning at his boarding house at 22 Church street. He turned on the gas in his room early this morning but Hsphixia tion did not follow soon. He then got a razor, and, drawing it across his throat, endeavored to sever his windpipe. The steel iu tho weapon was defective and it broke off in his throat nearly an inch being abstracted. Shortly after Hi o'clock a servant called atjMr. Van Haaften's room, and no response bring received, the door was forced open. Van Haaften was lying on tho floor with a frightful gash In his throat. Owing to the great loss of blood and the evil effects of inhaling the gas his recovery l doubt ful. Van Haaften left a note addressed to Mrs. Vsn Haaften, care of tho South ern hotel at ('hatlanoogit, bidding her good by and telling her that the money for his burial expenses would come from Holland. Van Haaften lias been In the city four weeks. He Is a well educated man. but has boon despondent on account of money troubles. Salisbury's Immigration Rill. London, July 13 The Times says it un derstands that the government will offer ouroinproiuising rtsttlanee to Lord Salis bury's oill to make the iin migration laws mors stringent, su i that, in this caso, Lord Salisbury will drop the measure BOOMING THE SOUTH. Tho New York Committee Still Dis cussing Plans. New York, July 18.- Tho permanent committee appointed by tho convention of northern and southern business men, which rnet at the Fifth Avenue hotel on June 21 last to develop the trade of tho south, effected a permanent organization to-day nt a meeting hold in tlie Mutual Life _ insurance building. Tho name of tlie new organization is tho Southern Ex change Association. The committee was in session until 9 o’clock to-night. Capt. Hugh R. Garden, the chairman of the committee, presided over its delib erations Tho greater portion of the day was taken up with formulating tlie by laws of the new organization. The following officers were elected: President—Hugh li. Garden. Vice President Stuyvesant Fish. Treasurer—John H. Inman. Secretary and General Managor— Col. li. Wayne Wilson, The Southern Exchange Association will be a co-operative association, with a capital of #600,000, which it is proposed to raise by voluntary subscriptions. Tho members of the organization will have no pcrsonnl profits in the new association and no money will he expended except what is absolutely necessary. The sub scriptions will be raised from corpora tions, from transportation lines, from to bacco firms, from northern corporations owning large stretches of land in the south, from the citizens in the south, nnd through other channels. TIIE REGULAR MEETINGS. * The regular meetings of the association will he held on tlie second Monday in Jan uary, March, July, September and No vember, of each year, in this city. The annual meeting will bo held on the third Wednesday in June. Nine members of the association who will bo appointed by tho president, will act as an executive committee during the intervals hetwi cn tho regular meetings. The executive meetings will be held on Tuesday of each week. There will also bo special committees, which will bo styled "bureaus” of agriculture, collec tion and distribution of information, finance and revenues. The principal place of business will be .New York, but agencies and additional offices will I e established in this country and in foreign countries. Resolutions were passed notifying tlie members of the convention that tlie com mittee had established the new organiza tion, and its officers were instructed to carry on the work immediately. NEW MEM!I Kits OF THE COMMITTEE. The following names were added to tho committee: Ex-Mayor W. K. Grace, ex- Ma.vor Hewitt, Thomas P. Grast.v of Kentucky. Clarence Clark of Philadel phia, William McAdoo. Chaunccy M. De pew, ,1. Wilcox Browne of Baltimore, James Swan and Thomas K. Wortliingtou of Baltimore. Tho articles of tho association Rtnte that the new organization will endeavor “to procure the passage of laws iu tho southern states which will secure prompt adjudication and encourage the in flux of capital and population as may be required; that it will in every way possible aid in the develop ment of the southern states; that it will not interfere or compete with tho busi ness of the local investment, real estate, or other corporations, firms or individuals engaged in tlie work of southern development; that there shall be an advisory board or branch of this association in each south ern state, of which the member of tlie as sociation for that state shall bochairman. In addition to said chairman, tho advisory board shall consist of at least one repre sentative from each congressional dis trict in said state: that one of these ad visory hoards shall be established in tho District of Columbia, the mem bers of which shall be appointed by the members of the association from tho District of Columbia. Tho ar ticles go on to state that a registration fee shall he pnid by all corporations, firms and individuals desiring to make use of tho association, much foe being not less than #l, nor more than $lOO, nnd that the revenues of the association are to lie applied for its maintenance and mot for the profit of its members. CONSTANTINOPLE IN TERROR.. Three Students Killed and Many In jured By the Fall of u Building. Constantinople, July 18. The earth quakes continued to-day. The wing of tho military school building fell. Three students were killed, 22 others were in jured by falling timbers, and many more were hurt in tho panto and rush for the streets. In Abadazer 130 houses have fallen and 20 or 25 persons have been killed outright. The sultan has appointed officials to ox amine all the damaged buildings in tho city and to order that all those which are unsafe be razed. The panic is unabated. Little business is doing; those who can are going away and ttioso who stay seek safety in the open spaces in and around the city. LAUNCHING OF THE CARNOT. Flames Burst Fourth as She Slips From the Ways. Toulon, July 13. —While tho new French ironclad Carnot was being launched at the naval yards here yesterday, flames burst from her. Tho fire was quiukly ex tinguished, when a quantity of matches and a bottle of turpentine were discov ered to have been the cause of the fire. Jt is stilted that a workman has been ar rested for causing the lire and has con fessed himself mi anarchist and dis closed the names of several accomplices in an attempt to destroy the vessel. A CHANGE IN A BANK. A Teller Resigns After Being In the Service Twenty-one Years. Augusta, Ga., July 18.-A F. Austin, who has been in the National Exchange Bank for twenty-one years, and for sev eral years past has boon teller, lias sev ered tils connection with that institution. When his retirement became known to day it caused a good deal of surprise. Mr, Austin is a member of council, and will go into mercantile business, it is said, ills account in the hank is correct, and there is not the slightest suggestion of wrong anywhere. There were some personal differences between him and President Baker, it is said, wliieh precip itated his resignation. Prohibition Nominees. Weirs, N. H . July 18. Tho prohibition state eonvuntlon to day nominated Rev. li.i Knowles, D. D., treasurer of Tilton Hem inary, for governor, and l)r. Edgar L. Uarr of llmhld as4 QkiM Heald #1 Milford for congressmen. DAILY, *lO A YEAR, I ft CENTS A COPY. > WEEKLY, t-TIMLS-A WEEK, *1 A YEAR, f PRESDERCASI DIES GAME. He Served Himself for the End and Braves It Oat. He Secures a Good Sleep Between Midnight and 6 o’clock—Two Break fasts Placed Before Him Bzfora Ha Found One Ho Likod—He Looked for Commutation of Hie Sentence Up to the Last Moment. Chicago. July 13.—A crime against tho stato was expiated on the gallows of Cook county jail this morning. Nearly nine months have elapsed since the bullet of an assassin deprived Chicago of her chief executive, tho state of one of her most illustrious citizens, and tho country at large of a statesman and a patriot. To-day tho crime was avenged and Patrick Eugono Prondergast sufferod an ignominious doath at the hands of the hangman. Tho execution was devoid of incident, for tho assassin went to his death like an ox going to the shambles. Up to the last moment the hope of interposition, from some source or another did not desert him, although ho was fully cognizant of the fact that all efforts in both tho stato and federal courts and in the executivo chamber had been exhausted. When it came to tbo end, he norvod himself lor it supreme effort, and paid tho penalty of his crime without a whimper and with out a word. HAD A GOOD SLEEP. Pendergast laid down to rest for the last time at midnight, and in five minutes was asleep. He slept soundly until 8:11) o'clock, when lie awoke with a start and. in a surly mood. lif a few minutes no was dressed and asked for his breakfast. He was asked what he would like to have. His order was for ham and eggs, fried po tatoes and coffee, but when it was put be fore him it did not suit him, and he called for a porter houso steak, French fried potatoos, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, ami a big pot of chocolate. He then cleaned up tbo dishes. During tho morn ing he drank two quarts of chocolate in addition to what he had at breakfast. The waiting time was spent in company with Father Barry. When the death warrant was rend to him at 10 o’clock Prondergast remarked to the priest: "We may yet hear from the governor.” WITNESSES OF THE EXECUTION. Those who witnessed the execution were tho examining physicians, the mem bers of the grand Jury, now in session, and about 200 ticket holders, among whom were included the newspaper men. At 11:40 o’clock the procession to tho scaffold movod; Prondergast looked straight ahead and gave no sign of weakening. Just as tho white shroud was being tied around Ills neck he took a long breath, and every one imagined that he was about to make a speech. In a second, however, he had set his teeth together, while his faco grew red and white by turns. Tho two deputies led him to the center of tlie trap, quickly ad justed the noose and drew tlie white cap over his head. His limbs seemed to trem ble for a second, and then there was a movement from under the white cap as though he were bracing himself. Tbo signal was given to the unseen execu tioner, and then the body swung round and round. Thero was one brief convulsive struggle, and the murder of Carter Har rison had been avenged. The body was surrounded by tho jury and physicians, and as soon as life had been pronounced extinct it was cut down. The Jail officials said after the execution that the condemned man had requested an indulgence of twenty minutes after reaching the scaffold for the purpose of making a speech, ile was dissuaded from his intention, however, by Father Barry. TWO ASSASSINS HANGED. They Were Implicated in the Killing of a Merchant. Washington, July 18.—A special to tho Post from Montgomery, Ala., says: “To day at 12:30 o’clock John Calloway and Joe Woodley were hanged in the yard of the county jai) for the atrocious assassi nation of a prominent young man, Mr. Grant, in his store near Montgomery, ono night last March. Four men were to havo been hanged for the murder, but yester day Gov Jones respited Alexander and Wilson Woodley. Calloway eoufessed tho crime, saying he. with the three others, engaged Oliver Jackson to do the deed for tlie sum of $2.50, but on the appointed night. Jackson failed to appear and it fell to Calloway's lot to fire the load of buck shot from the store doorway while tho other conspirators held Grant’s atten tion. JACKSON LYNCHED. “Recently Jackson was arrested, and one night while being brought into town from a country magistrate's some men with rifles secured the prisoner from the deputies and riddled his liody with bul lets. Jackson was a professional assas sin. Joe Woodley also confessed the cold-blooded conspiracy. On the’scaf fold both men professed religion and wore astonishingly cool and brazen. A moment after the noose had been fixed around their necks, a spectators’ stand, raised a number of feet from the ground, fell, and precipitated fifty people all in a pile, and both condemned men were laugh ing at the incident when the black caps were slipped over their heads. In the drop both necks were broken, and Wood ley died in li minutes and Galloway iu 12 minutes.” Hanged for Wife Murder. Cape May, N J., July J3. liichard Pierce was hanged at 12:48 o’clock p. m. for the murder of his wife. Jealousy was tlie motive for ttie crime. A Tobacco Factory Closed. St. Louis, July JH.— Leggett & Myers closed their tobacco factory, employing 8,500 hands, to day for lack of railroad transportation, ’lwelvo other concerns have closed lor want of coal or transpor tation From these causes 0,000 muu are now idle here. An Express Train Wrecked. Torre Haute, ind., July 18.--A Now York express train on the Big Four, west bound, was wrecked at Fontanel, in this county, at 2 o’clock this niorniug. The engineer and fireman were killed. St. Petersburg's OUolsra Report. St. Petersburg, July 18.—The official report of cholera for yesterday shows fourteen new cases and thirty-four deaths from the disease iu this olty. Wimau to Be Rule&ssd on Ball New York, July 13. - Judge Barrett bos decided to leioase Liaslus \\ ic.au wu yJU.UUO bail.