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. Established 18S0 Iroorpouatrd 1888 . J. B. ESTILL, Presn lent. \ STATUS OFJHE STRIKE. Work of the Board of Arbitration Still in Progress. The Fall River Lockout Looked Upon as a Move in Sympathy With New ; Bedford Mill-Owners A Lively Ad vance in Prices and a Brisk Demand for Goods Considered Certain to < Follow the Closing Down of the 5 Mills. New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 34.—The state board of arbitration left the city I this morning, but did not state its desti- ; nation. The members feel quite well sat- j istied with the results of their visit to j New Bedford. With mill men firm, con servative and reticent, little was to be learned from them, while the help, viewing things only from their stand point, are apt to be slow in accept ing arguments from the board. The meeting of last night happened to come at just the opportune time, and when both sides expressed a desire to. bear the board's decision, th e board fen that it was a great step accomplished in breaking the ice. The board regrets, the failure of the manufacturers to attend, but found some consolation in Mr. Crapo's presence. They expect to be atge. to ac complish something in the way of a set tlement at a not very distant date. If they can accomplish a settlement, the board's proffers of assists nee will be hailed with joy by inillni'jn, operatives and every Dody else In town. Secretary Ross stated this morning that he did not think the rjonfereuce of last evening was of a grcy.it deal of value or importance as a med ium of drawing the contending parties, together, and he did not expect that it v/ould be fruitful of re sults. He though t, that the presence of the represent at’.v e $ of the labor organiza tions was a pvHlic demonstration of the fact that they desire to be honorable and above board, i n their course, and that they are desirous of bringing the strike to a a end. He takes excentiou to some of t’io statements of Mr. Crapo in regal'd t a the mill men of this city desir ing to j/iy high wages. He says that up to IBBF.it was undoubtedly true that the f pirn ,ers of this city received mure pay tbais those of other textile centers, but in year there was a general leveling. A A that time the cotton trade was iA a flourishing condition, and an ad vance was made in wages It is now true that in no place are the wages of spinners 5 per cent, below those in this city, and there are some centers where they are slightly in excess of what they receive hero The pay of spinners here at the reduction would be considera bly less than that of spinners of Lonsdale and Berkley. Many of lira operatives of this city re gard the action of the Pall River manu facturers in deciding upon the lockout as a move ip. sympathy with the mill men of this city. They think it was taken be cause of the pledge of their operatives to assist the New Bedford strikers. They think it is likely to react upon the manu facturers themselves, as they believe that a lively advume iu price and a sharp de uiaLd for goods are sure to follow their course. Witn a better tone to the mar ket, the manufacturers will waut to do business, and will accede to the demands f'ir a restoration of the old schedule. If the mills of this city would thus act, the Fall River mills would speedily fol low suit. The Bennett mills paid off some of theiv help this morning. This is the last money they will get in some time. If tlie stvike were to be settled to-morrow, the help would get no,money until Sept. The time of a pinch will now begin. A i a meeting of manufacturers Thurs day afternoon, it is said, only seven or e V,hc mill men were iu attendance. SETTLEMENT MAT BE IN SIOIIT. The fifth day of New Bedford's great industrial battle opened with much less of change in the condition and outlook than nmny had hoped. The rumors that the Bennett and Columbia mills are to open their gates on Monday to al low such of their employes as ae sre to return to their w ork at the reduction are confirmed. This is a disap pointment to those who had hoped that these mills would follow the lead of the Howland corporations. There are many ho find encouragement iu the belief that a spirit of hot-blooded contention is slowly giving way to recognition on all hands of the fact that the crisis is one which demands earnest and temperate consideration. The results of the confer ence of last evening, were no deubt far short of the expectations of the more sanguine, but it certainly accomplished something in the direction of conciliation, and may sot in motion a train of circum stances whieh will lead up to a settlement "f the difficulty in which the rights of the Parties at issue will be recognized and codserved. THE STRIKE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. Suncook, N. H., Aug. 24.—The strike at the mills here has spread somewhat, and it is expected to still further extend. A labor agitator from fall River arrived here yesterday, and it is stated that he was the cause of nearly too spinners ef the China bull coming out at 1 o’clock. The spin ners in the Webster also struck, as did three-fourths of the weavers in the Web ber, and about one-half of those in the Icm broke. A large number of others did hot go into the strike. There has been ho disturbance as yet. "It is the policy of the mills here,” said Agent Jewett, "to follow Fall River strictly. When they udvanee, we do, nnd it is the same in regard to reduction. • j w>; do not move in case of an iucreaso, the employes demand it, and we always comply. Tlie cut here was to fall River Prices 11 percent, on weaving and 10 per cent, otherwise. Our weavers under this will average from #0 to $7 a week. ' Should they all go out. as seems prob able, we shall shut down until they wish to come back We have been running at a loss for three months, and our store houses are filled.” NEBRASKA POPULISTS. They Nominate a Ticket Bravely; Now Let’s See Them Elect It. '•rand Island, Neb., Aug. 34.—The pop busts in convention here to-day nomi cited the following ticket: for gov 'r‘°r, Judge S. A. Holcomb of Broken Bow; lieutenant governor, ", N. Qaftin, Omaha: secretary of •*to, W. H. MoFaddeu, Furuass; ~ "'dor, J. J. Wilson of Keith ; Treasurer, p'n J. H. Power, of Hitchcock. B. Carey of Fremont received the ( i(j n,iuatiou for attorney general, and S. ' Kent of Lincoln secured the nomina hu hli tolDm^*3 * UlU ’ r ‘ °* public lands and She JHofninjj ffetol. NATIONAL STRIKE COMMISSION. Mr. St. John’s Testimony Continued — Strikers Counseled Violence. Chicago, Aug. 24.—General Manager St. John resumed the stand at theopening of to-day’s session of the national labor commission. Questioned as to the exist ence of a blacklist, Mr. St. John said the General Managers' Association had never kept a record o'i the men who took part in the late strike. That was a matter for each individual. P/e read a certificate report made by the Rock Island road's detec tives. The is made iu this re port that Vi ae President Howard of the American Railway Union openly coun seled viole ace at a mass meeting of rail road employes at Blue Island. In one place the report reads Howard said he would like to see Pu'Jman hanged; that he was the worst the laboring man ever bad. He als a referred to him in obscene lan guage. in another place the report de clare/! Howard counseled his followers, to “ use the round end of a coupling pin.” “These things are sufficient." said Mr. SV John, “to show that the strikers coun seled violence. It is with groat regret that I read this report, but it had to be done in order to give our side a fair show ing. 1 ’ Mr. St. John then submitted a set of books, compiled for the General Man agers' Association, showing the wages paid men on each road. He testified that only once had a common wage schedule been prepared by the association. This had been presented and was not accepted. It only attempted to fix the question of what would be fair under certain conditions. John Egan, who was strike manager for the General Managers’ Association, took the stand and corroborated Mr. St. John’s statements. In an explanation of overtures made b.v the Americian Rail way Union through the mayor not being received he said: “I told the mayor that I did not think he ought to be messenger boy for such people and 1 did not think the general managers should receive such communi cation. I thought it a great piece of cheek on the part of tlie American Railway Union people after they were whipped to dictate the terms of their surrender.” “Was it not a matter of general concur rence among tho general managers that the strike should be crushed out rather than settled peaceably?” "I could not say as to that.” Mr. Egan did not know of his own personal knowledge, whether strikers took part in the riots or not. In his re port he had always designated them as "strikers, or their sympathizers.” ! Mr. Egan thought as a solu- I tiou of the railroad problem that j licenses should be issued by the United ! States to employes. He wanted these employes uniformed He thought both employes and railroads would be benefited by this plan. The railroads would also insure their men, and at the end of a certain time pay over to them their money with interest. A heavy penalty should be imposed on railroads if they broke their agreement, and in case of employes doing so they should forfeit their license. “It is charged.” said Mr. Kernan, “that you have used money to employ men to burn cars.” “Considering the source from which that statement came, it is the vilest kind of a lie. I consider it on a parity with other statements made by Debs, Howard and others.” THE DREGS OF DEFEAT. Patchen Beaten by Robert J., Who Smashes a World’s Record. Chicago, Aug 24.—Joe Patchen, 2:06, has at last tasted the bitter dregs of de feat. At the match race at Washington Park to.day, the great pacer was beaten by Robert J., 2:04' 4 , his hated rival, in straight heats: but the latter was forced to hang up a world’s record to snatch the victory from the Missouri horse. The three heats paces aro the fastest ever made by a pacer in a race 2:05, 2:06;., and the average being 2:06, and in that fact may the Patchen people find some little consolation. But the gelding won so easily in tlie last two heats as to encourage the belief that had he been forced out by Geers he might have made a still more wonderful per formance. The match was for a purse of $5,000, and was by long odds, the event of the Northwestern Breeders’ meeting. SUICIDE AT SEA. The Wife of a Mobile Ship Captain Jumps Overboard to Death. Mobile, Ala., Aug. 24.—News reached here this evening of the suicide by jump ing overboard at sea of Mrs. Ida Potter, wife of Capt. John Potter, of the schooner Blomidan. The deed occurred on Satur day last about two or three hundred miles off Mobile bar. The steward and a sailor of the Blomidan jumped overboard and tried to rescue the unfortunate lady, but failed. She was deranged from pro longed illness. COME INTO COURT. The Judge Refuses Bail to Ezsta and His Companions. Ran Francisco, Aug. 24. —The Salvado rean refugees were brought before United States District Judge Morrow at 11 o’clock this morning on warrants charg ing them with murder, forgery and arson. Judge Morrow denied the motion to ad mit the prisoners to bail and continued the case until Sept. 3. Terrible Mine Fire. Seattle, Wash., Aug. 24.—A dispatch received from Franklin, Wash., says: “A fire in the sixth level of a mine this afternoon, imprisoned all the men Thirty-seven corpses had been brought to the surface up to 4 o’clock p. in.” Sixty-two miners were caught in the mine aud thirty-seven were killed. The lire was soon extinguished. About half of the miners were negroes, having been brought from the east four years ago to replace the strikers. The mine is owned by the Oregon Improve ment Company, and produces the best coal in the slate of Washington. The men were smothered by gas; very few of them were burned. For Final Adjournment. Washington, D. C., Aug. 24.—A resolu tion for final adjournment on next Tues day, Aug. 28, at 3 o'clock, lias been adopted by the House THE SENATE CONCURS. The Senate has adopted the House reso lution. providing adjournment sine die on Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Another World-Beater. Quarantine, Staten Island, N. Y., Aug. 24. —The American liner City of New York arrived this eveuiiig after a phe nomenal passage, beating all previous records, having made the passage from Southampton to New York iu 6 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes. SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY. AUGUST t!r>, 1894. MURDER BRUTAL. A. Carr Fires Three Pistol Shots Into His Prostrate Victim. A Quarrel Over a Paltry SSO Coats Oapt. H. O. King of Atlanta His Life—A Pistol Bought but a Few Minutes Before the Tragedy—Evi dence of the Best Shows That Oapt. King Was Unarmed When the Trouble Occurred. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24.—Capt. 11. O. King, a well-known mechanical engineer and inventor, was shot and killed by Alex Carr, a young man formerly in his employ, shortly after 3 o’clock this after noon. The killing, from the best evidence of eye witnesses, and as obtained from others who were acquainted with the cir cumstances leading up to the tragedy, was a deliberate murder. It occurred on South Broad street, just in front of the office of the Chattahoochee River Brick Company, which office King has made his headquarters recently. Carr fired five, shots at his victim, four of them takiug effect. After he had emptied his pistol, shooting three times after King fell, be threw the smoking weapon at him and walked off up the street. He was arrested, however, before he got a block distant. Carr was labor ing under intense excitement when taken in charge by the policemen. He was trembling like a leaf in the wind, having grasped a telephone pole for support. Tlie killing was the result of a quarrel be tween the two men over SSO which Carr claimed King owed him. According to Carr's statement, after being taken to the liolice station, he had been employed by King iu the management of a sulphur mine near Villa Rica until a couple of weeks ago. King left Without paying him, the amount due being SSO. Carr came on to Atlanta to collect the money. This morning he met King and they had hot words about the matter. I. iu the day Carr was seen on De catur street with bis brother and a rail road man named Bailey. He bought a pistol for $1.50 and put it in his side coat pocket, it was visible to a friend whom fie met. who asked what he was going to do with it. Carr replied that he was go ing to kill a big rattlesnake and put it on exhibition. Carr, and Bailey, who has been ar rested as an accessory, were together when they came face to face with King who was emerging from the Chattahoo chee Brick Company’s office. Carr made another demand for his money. He claims that King had a pistol in hi? hand and was about to shoot him when he began firing. Bailey also as serts that King had a pistol, though none was found upon him when he was searched. J. B. Jacques, foreman of S. W. Postall’s printing office, next to the Chattahoochee Brick Company’s office, saw the meeting between the men but did not see King with a pistol. Bailey protests innocence of any com plicity in the affair. He says that he had loaned Carr SSO. and was along with him urging him to get his money from King and repay him. When Carr fired the first shot the muzzle of the pistol was close up to King’s breast. The killing created great excitement. Threats of lynching Carr were freely made. Capt. King is an old resident. He is connected with some of the best families. He leaves a wife and several children. He was taken to the Grady hospital after tne shooting, but died before the hospital was reached, and was later re moved to his home, 66 Trinity avenue. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. From the Associated Press. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 24.—Alexander Carr emptied a five-chambered pistol into H. O. King on South Broad street here this afternoon, then tossed the pis tol away aud folded his arms and waited for a policeman. King is a well-known man here, and was connected with prominent families. Carr had been in his employ at a pyrites mine which King operated near Villa Rica, this state. Carr says that King owed him money, ana the shooting grew out of this indebtness. At 3 o'clock the two men came from the Inman building, walked across Broad street and stoed talking for a few min utes. Several persons who were passing noticed that they were quarreling. J. B. Jacques, foreman of Postell's Printing house, in front of which the two men were standing, says that Carr sud denly drew a pistol and shot King in the head. King staggered a few paces and fell in the street. Carr followed him up, stood over him and fired four more bul lets into his head. Then he tossed the pistol at King and walked off a dozen yards. A great crowd collected before tho smoke had cleared away and many who knew the dying man proposed to lynch Carr, who stood pale and nervous, with folded arms A policeman came up and drove the crowd back. King was sent to the Grady hospital, where he died at 6 o’clock. He never spoke after being shot. Carr made a statement to night in which he said tbat he had quarreled with Ting earlier in the day about the money due him. Carr claims that thev met ac cidentally this afternoon, and that after some words, King drew a pistol and was about to shoot him. Parties who were passing at the time state that King did not have a pistol. FATAL GAS EXPLOSION. A Fire Boss Killed, and Nearly a Dozen Men Wounded. Pottsvllle. Pa., Aug, 24.—Shortly after noon to-day an explosion of gas took place iu the works of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company colliery at Gilberton, by which ouo man was killed, one fatally injured and nine others more or less seriously burned. The man killed was Frank McCormick, fire boss of the mine, who leaves a wife and five children. The ouo fatally in jured was Lewis Ball, a polish driver boy. FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH. Man Reported Killed in Arresting Another for a Big Reward. Birmingham, Ala , Aug. 34.—1 tis re ported hero from Hale county that Bart Thrasher has been shot and killed by Jim Morrison. From what can be learned, Thrasher wax attempting to arrest Mor rison, for whom there is a big reward The rumor is given for what it is worth, as no authentic statements have boon re ceived. HIGHHANDED OUTRAGES- Arbitrary Arrests of Americans and English at Bluefields. Bluefields, Nicarauga. Aug. 17, via New Orleans, Aug. 24.—The greater part of the Nicaraugan troops were to sail at 7 o’clock on the evening of Aug. 16 on the, Yulu, a coasting steamer, and Minister Madriz decided to send with them those persons whom he thought were guilty of firing on the Nicaraugan fiag. Accordingly he arrested Consul Hatch, British representative: a Mr. Lampton, Harry Brown, an Englishman; Capt. G. B. Wiltbanks, an American who accepted the position of judge under tne Mosquito government and several mosquito creoles. A note was immediately sent to the En glish cruiser and the news spread along the foreign quarter. United States Consul Seat was notified, and he called on Mad riz. The latter said these persons were going to tlie interior to stand trial. He couid not get evidence to convict them now, but he was sure they were impli cated. Consul Seat then sent dispatches to Co lumbia. and at 2:30 o’clock a tug was steaming toward the Bluffs. What the charges are Madriz does not say. Re has not eveu informed the American nor En glish consuls. The latter, it is believed, is charged with having incited Jamaicans Jo not and bloodshed. The owners of the Yulu, when told of the arrests, stated their boats should not leave, and thus the only transport which can stand the sea is taken away from them. The commander of the Columbia is ex pected before night fall, and the English commander also. The American population is greatly ex cited, and were it not that they have con fidence in their country's agent, the bul let-riddled buildings would suffer another attack. Earthquake in Italy. I’alcrmo, Sicily, Aug. 24.—A fresh earthquake shock was experienced yester day in Santa Cutarier. The people aban doned their houses and took to tho fields. A DENIAL IN TOTO. Rumor as to the Nebraska Military Department Gets a Quietus. * Washington, Aug. 24,—80th Secretary Lamont and General VincoDt deny in tolo the report sent from Omaha that the de partment of the Platte, located in that city, and the officer: were to be removed to Savannah. Gen. Vincent said: "I do not know how the story was circulated. X have received telegrams from the posts mentioned making inquiry into the truth of the rumor.” Secretary Lamontisaid: “There is no such thing contemplated as the abolition of the department of the Platte. Ido not know how the rumor started. There is no change contemplated that could even be distorted into such a story.” If this change had been made it would have put to an end the hopes entertained that a department would be established iu Atlanta Gen. Vipgeut said that noth ing had been done in regard to tlie estab lishment of the department in Atlanta, and the matter was in statu quo. ALABAMA GREAT SOUTHERN. A Struggle Between Baron Erlanger and American Interests. New York, Aug. 24.—1 t is said that the actiou of the London stockholders of the Alabama Great Southern railway in re moving from the board of directors Thomas Greenouch and Brice is simply an incident in the struggle between Baron Erlanger and tho American holders of tho 6 per cent. Cincinnati extension bonds. The real issue at stake is the demand of the American holders that the stock controlling the Alabama Great Southern, now deposited with the Cen tral Trust Company, shall be sold. This was brought before the United States court at Knoxville two weeks ago, and the court stated unequivocally tbat the bond holders were entitled to the foreclosure, and it would give a hearing a earliest convenience to determine the particulars relating to the question. Whoever buys the stock from the Central Trust Com pany will control the Alabama Great Southern, and it is said on good author ity that the interests allied with the Richmond Terminal reorganization are prepared to make tho purchase. A SHAM BATTLE. Accidents Caused by Fast Riding of an Officer. Meridian, Miss., Aug. 24.—Fully 10,000 persons assembled at the encampment grounds yesterday afternoon to witness the sham battle by the state National Guards. Several serious accidents oc curred, caused, it is said, by the reckless ness of Capt. R. R. Stevens of the United States army, who is stationed in Nebraskn and who was ordered here as instructor. This officer, while mounted, endeavored to rush a crowd of spectators back by riding at great speed over them. Women and children were knocked down and trampled upon by his horse. Efforts were made to dismount him, but he succeeded in escaping by the constant fire of cannon iu line of the crowd. Orders were issued by tho city authorities to arrest him at once. A strong feeling exists and the officer will be made to answer for reckless riding. AT THE PROVING GROUNDS. High Explosives Successfully Fired at the Pneumatic Gun Testa. Sandv Hook, Aug. 24.—Five 15-inch projectiles, each containing 500 pounds of nitro-gelatine, and one containing 200 pounds, were fired this afternoon. The explosions were perfect, three exploding when striking the water, causing a thun iler-liko noise and emitting sheets of flame. No lire was visible from those exploded under the water, but the usual rising up of the water caused by the force of the explosion was perceptible. HE DIED GAMELY. But Murdered His Wife in a Cotton Plaid and Had to Hang. Helena. Ark . Aug. 34. Philip Pettus, a negro, was hanged in the presence of about a dozen spectators in the Jail yard here at noon to-day. He died bravely and made no remarks on the scaffold. His neck was broken by the drop. Pet tus shot and killed his wife in a cotton field one year ago, because she refused to live with him. The Third Texas. Dallas. Tex., Aug 24.—Mr. Yoakum was nominated for congress by the demo crats of the Third district, at Mineolu, to succeed Buck Kilgore. HOW TRADE IS TRENDING. Further Improvement in Order in Spite of Adverse Circumstances. The New England Strikes, Curtail ment of the Crops, the Drought and Other Untoward Events Fail to Dis courage the General Outlook-A Notable Increase of Bank Clearings in All the Large Cities The Clear ings as Compared With Former Years. New York, Aug. 24.—Bradstreets’ to morrow will say: “Serious industrial disturbances in New England, drought in central and far western states, curtailing of nearly all staple crops, and a disposi tion in all lines to continue to buy for nearby wants only, fail to greatly influ ence general trade throughout the coun try, the trend of which is toward further improvement. Northwestern states east of the Missouri, and the Atlantic and gulf southern states report relatively greater gains in volume of trade and in tho spread of that better feeling and confidence is a larger volume of busi ness in the fall, on whieh improvements in business depends. Prominent among the evidences of expansion in general trade is this week’s bank clearings total, $820,000,000, a gain over last week of about 4 per cent., and over tho like total one year ago, when clearings got down to about low water mark, the Increase Is 20 per cent. But compared with the total in the like week two years ago, this week’s aggregate clearings sliovf a decrease of IS per cent. It is also worth noting, as a sign of the business movement, that every city's clearings total for the week is larger than a year ago, except one. Gains in clearings at whisky markets, Ixroisville, Cincinnati, Paris and Lexing ton, have naturally boon expanded ex traordinarily. The greatest apparent increase iu the volume of business during the week is at St. I.ouis, Baltimore, Chi cago. St. Paul, Minneapolis and San Francisco. At tlie larger eastern cities there is evidence of an increased confi dence that the autumn will bring a largely augmented demand in nearly all staple lines, hut Baltimore is the only , city in this group announcing a decided improve ment, southeru buyers having placed good orders for goods, notions, millinery and shoes. “General trade at southern cities be trays no change within a week in volume of transactions or demand, business on the whole being relatively better than In l some portions of the country. There is a better request for lumber at Charleston, for hardware and machinery at Augusta, rosin at Savannati and whisky at Nash ville. "The prospective early movement of cotton is expected to stimulate trade in all staple lines. Jobbers at Birmingham, Ala., report a heavier August trade so far than a year ago, and tho crop outlook in Louisiana is expected to help business interests there generally. Texas coast region crops are said to have been dam aged by excessive rain. "The attempts of the Now Bedford and fall River cotton goods manufacturers to reduce wages have caused strikes and lockouts affecting nearly 30,18X1 employes, operating fully 8.(K),000 spindles, over half the cotton spinning capacity of the country. Print cloths have advanced three-eighths of a cent as a result, and the prospect seetns to he for a month's suspension of operations, with heavy loss to employers and employed.” NEITHER DEFINITE NOR IMPORTANT. New York, Aug. 24.—H. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of trade will say to-mor row: "Changes during tlio past week have not been definite nor very impor tant. As the President's final decision regarding the new tariff is assumed, but not yet certainly known, part of tho hesi tation which appears, may be attributed to the lingering uncertainty which must soon terminate. Other conditions are favorable. The business so long delayed by tariff uncertainties begins to corno forward, so that transactions are larger than of late, and, on tho whole, larger than at the time of especial stagnation last year; but it is still too soon to deter mine how far the satisfaction of post-' poned demands will set idlo hands at work or raise transactions toward the normal volume. But it is a healthy sign that the gain thus far is gradual, and not spasmodic nor flighty iu appearance. In all the great industr.es some increase in the demand for products has appeared, and the boot and shoo trade continues to lead others in recovery, as shipments from the east not only exceed last year s largely, but surpass those in August of previous years Economy ap pears here in purchases of cheaper quali ties rather than in purchases of fewer pairs of cases, aud the demand is largely for speedy delivery, the effect of unusual reduction of stocks. Cot ton manufactures, which has been employing a larger proportion of Its normal force than roost others, and ac cumulating goods greatly in advance of current demands, has about 23,(88) work ers on strike at Fall River and New Bod ford to resist a proposed reduction of wages, and the expectation is that tlie difficulty will last some weeks. A some what increased demand for goods has ap peared. but perhups not yet as groat as many have anticipated. In the iron and steel manufactures tho demand for finished products increases, but is at present not as large as the capacity of the works which have en deavored to resume operations, so that their competition results in prices nearly as low as have been reached at any time “A moderate gain In transactions is seen at Philadelphia, though finished products there are weaker and at Now York no improvement yet appears, while at Pitts burg and Cleveland there is more buying, but at Chicago considerably loss than of lato. Several more furnaces have gone intooperation, notwithstanding tho scarci ty of the water supply at ConnellsviUo, and consequently of coke, and prices of pig iron are not further depressed. A moderate Increase is seen in the woolen mills in operation, and agents who have offered shipping goods, generally at a re duction of about 13,‘i per cent, from last year's prices, have taken orders for con siderable quantities, but there is is still great uncertainty as to the extent and effect of foreign competition in many Im portant classes, particularly of the better grades of goods, and as this must con tinue for months the adjustment to new conditions must be gradual. The money market continues to reflect a legitimate increase of commercial de mand, which comes mainly from dry goods commission houses, but it is noted, that, although the last week of August is at hand, the requirements from the west and south for erop-tnoviug purposes are by no means of ordinary magnitude The liabilities of firms failing for the second week of August amounted to only $1,613,361), and for the last three weeks to only $7,262,076, of which $2,633,200 were of manufacturing and $3,787,3200f ttading concerns. The failures this week are 234 in the United States, against 410 last year, and 20 in Canada, against 20 last year. NOTED AT THE CAPITAL. The Case of the Colored Recorder Be fore the President- Other Matters. Washington, Aug. 24.—The case of the colored recorder of the District of Colum bia, C. H. J. Taylor, who hks been charged before the civil service commis sion with sending circulars to colored employes of tho government, soliciting contributions for campaign purposes, was laid before I’resident Cleveland this after noon by Civil Service Commissioner Proc tor, who has had charge of the matter. The report made in the case by the com mission is a short one, but the testimony taken makes a very bulky document. Besides Taylor twenty-five wituessus were examined. Some of these witnesses were at first afraid to testify, fearing they would lose their positions if they did so. The commission could not guarantee to the men that limy would not be dis charged from their government positions if they made statements reflecting upon Taylor, because it had no |lower to do so, but they were informed that the commis sion wouli exert its influence to prevent the dismissal of any employe who ap peared before it as a witness. Mr. Proctor declined to say what the findings of the commission were, but it was evident that something serious had been found in the charges or the matter would not have been laid before the Pres ident for action. THE THEASURT BALANCE. The treasury net balance gained $2,500,- 000 to-day, standing at the close of busi ness at $125,243,000. The gold reserve partook of the generally favorable condi tion, and increased nearly $200,000, foot ing up now $54,553,000, Secretary Carlisle and Gen eral Olney were closeted until 6 o'clock at the department of justice studying over the hard knots iu the tariff bill, with a view to Secretary Carlisle issuing a cir cular letter of instructions to collectors of customs, explaining its doubtful sched ules, and the hidden meaning of wrongly punctuated paragraphs. Secretary Car lisle is especially anxious to find some law of construction by which ho can admit goods which, under the present law are dutiable and now in bond, but which, become free under the now tariff law, into the United States free of duty without subjecting the owners to tho expense of exporting them and then re importing them. The government would gain nothing by decid ing that tlie duties had to be paid under the McKinley bill, as the goods so placed on the free list could he exported and re imported, but the owners would have to pay the expense. This point wus dis cussed with Attorney General Olney at length this afternoon, and their decision in the matter will probably be first an nounced in the circular letter to collectors of customs, which Secretary Carlisle will soon issuo. THE PORTER NOMINATION. Washington, Aug. 24. -The Senate went into executive session to-da.v on the motion of Senator Harris, who wished to have considered the nomination or James 1). Porter to be United Stales judge. There was no quorum present, and as uothing could be done except by unani mous consent, the Porter nomination was not taken up. A DESPERADO JAILED. Two Wounded Officers Testify to Hts Skill With the Winchester. Washington, Aug. 24.—A special to the Post from Bluelield, W. Va.. says: "A desperate light occurred here this after noon between Vinson Shrader, a moon shiner, and a posso of officers. Asa result, Chief of Police It. 11. Baldwin and Deputy Marshal Brown are lying at the point of death and Shrader will probably be lynched before morning. Shrader is a Tazewell county outlaw, and yesterday wounded a consta ble who tried to arrest him at Graham. After that occurrence he took to the woods about two miles from Bluorteld Chief of Police Baldwin learned of his whereabouts to day and set out to capture him. He was accompanied by Dr. Allen Brown and William (1. Baldwin, the noted detective, who is a brother of the Blue field chief of police. “The posso found Shrader’s hiding place shortly before dark. They ex pected to take him by surprise, but as they stealthily approached ho opened fire with a Winchester. The officers then opened on him, and a fusilado was kept up for thirty minutes. The chief of police was shot through tho stomach, and Deputy Brown throueh the groin. Detective Baldwin escaped injury aud succeeded in arresting Shrader. Tho wounded men and tho prisoner were brought to Uiueflclds. There is intense excitement here, and an immense crowd lias gathered. Threats of lynching Shrader In case either officer dies are freely made.” A PRACTICAL ATTEMPT. A Development of Southern Resources Set Afoot in Washington. Washington, Aug. 24.—A practical at tempt to develop the resources of the south will he initiated in Washington on Thursday, Aug. 30. its basis is a conven tion of southern business men, which will begin on that day, and which is supple mental to tho meeting of the governors of southern states In Richmond last year. Several of tho executives who attended that meeting will be pf-osent at tho con vention, and scores of the most prominent men will leiid their co-operation to make the affair a success. Tho programme will Include addresses on the necessity for a public building in Washington for a permanent exhibit of tho n sources of all the states; cousldora lion of tho timber resources of the south, the mineral and agricultural resources of the south, transportation facilities, immi gration, trade and manufactures and good roads. Senator Patrick Walsh, Gov. Elias Uarr of iNorth Carolina, Interstate Commerce Commissioner Clements and other prominent southerners will deliver addresses. ENTRIES AND WEIGHTS. Some of the Colts That Are to Take Part in the Sheepshead Bay Futurity. New York, Aug. 24.—Following are the entries and weights on the Futurity at Sheepshead Bay to-morrow: Waltzer, 127; Connolseu, 120; Do/get, 113; Mag netism colt, CromweU, Counter Teuor aud Monaco, HR each; The Butterfly, Gutta Perchu, Agitator and California, 112 each; Brandywine. Salvation and Manisther, 10$ each ; Sadie and Veronica, 105 each. J DAILY. *lO A YEAR, I < 6 CENTS A COPY. V I WEEKLY. 2 TIMES-A WEEK, tl A YEAR I CAROLINIANS MYSTIFIED, Politicians Who Do Not Know Where They Arc “At." Gen. Butler Maksg a Bold and Signifi cant Move, Whieh May Change the Face of Affairs Entirely.-Dr.Sampson Pope’s Withdrawal-Hot Talk by a Reformed "Reformer” Newspaper. “Let the Deluge Come.” Charleston, S. C.. Aug. 34.—There was a long conference of the democratic ex ecutive committee bore to-day to discuss the question of the advisability or Inad visability of conservatives casting their vote in the coming primary for delegates to the state nominating convention. In other words, whether they should so far commit themselves to vote in the general election for the nominees for governor, etc., of that convention. The party ties which used to bind so religiously have become so strained and weakened by the various shocks they have recently sustained from the various experiences ami incidents of Ocala doc trines, and o|ien and avowed coquetery with the populistic party on one hand, and Ilaskellisiu on the other, that the mystified democrats don't seem to know where they are "at.'’ This seems to have been the doubt whieh occasioned tho gathering ami dis cussion at Hibernian hall. Much talk was indulged in, but no conclusion reached, and the meeting adjourned with out deliuite action, tacitly leaving the question without solution and where It was before that is, for each individual voter to bolvo for himself and to act ac cordingly. The retirement of l)r. Sampson Popo from the gubernatorial race has left the party here without a candidate to voto for Twenty-nine delegates to tho state convention have been nominated, throe of wnoui are TiUrnanitos, hut only eighteen arc to be elected, It is more than prob able that the delegates will be scratched at. tho cpuitng primary. Tho race be tween Col. William Elliot and Col. D. A. J. Sullivau for congress will be very close. PROSTITUTED AND THEN SMASHED. Columbia, H. C., Aug. 24.—More than ever it begins to appear that a political storm la aliout to burst over the state. The following editorial from the Green ville News of to-da,v, the leading daily of the up-country section, under the caption “Free," illustrates tho general confusion and chaotic condition of the democracy "Dr. Sampson Pope has withdrawn hts pledge from the democratic executive committee, and is now outside with the rest of us, kicking up his heels in an at mosphere of political freedom. That Is all right, doctor. We people who are re formers in deed and in truth wilt be all together directly. We have been kicked out and ruled out. The party organiza tion in tlie. state has boeu first prosti tuted and then smashed, and Tillman has led in the race to see who could get sway from it first. Everything is wide open now, and every man is free to go, and do. and talk, and vote as ha likes. Tho.y may call us Independents, or radicals, or mugwumps, or anything they liko. We are free men and real demo crats aud real reformers. We waut white unity and white supremacy. We have been given white division and tho supremacy of a small minority. We will fig’ll t it out sooner or later, and see who gets sick first. Hoist high the standard of revolt, since it has been raised for us. Since the foundations have been broken up, despite the efforts of those who love their party and peo ple to maintain them, let us have a general split and reformation itnd change all around The floodgates have been thrown wide open Let the deluge come. Men who are selfish and who look ahead of them will see tho signs of the times and mount the crest of the waves.” nu. rope's successor. Charleston, S. C., Aug. 24.— A special to the News and Courier from Newberry says: “Because Ur Sampson Po;>e has withdrawn from the race for governor is no reason why Newberry Is not to t irnish a mau for that position. Mr. Frank Moon, a sturdy farmerof this county, ami a man who lias never sought nor held of fice, made public this afternoon that he had made up his mind to enter tho race for governor. He had not decided until lie saw that Dr. Hope had withdrawn. Though he does not propose to enter the primary, he is going to make his fight at the gen eral election in November. He. too, was at one time a reformer,' but proposes to make this fight as a protest against ring rule and bossism. Ho is in dead earnest, aud will issue his manifesto early next work, and will stay to the finish if he only gets one vote. He says he is built of “sticking stuff " He was a graduate of tho South Carolina College before the war. butler’s bold move. Augusta, Aug. 24. There comes a story from South Carolina to-day that is im portant if true. It is to the effect that Senator Butler has requested all his leg islative candidates not to present them selves for the suffrage of the people at the approaching primary, but to offer themselves for election in the ballot ing at the general election. This news was told on the streets of Augusta to-day. A great deal of significance is attached to it. Such action would put a different phase on the situation in South Carolina. The re formers, or Tillman party, are In control of the machinery of the Democratic party to such an extent that they can control the primaries, blit there are many de serters in the ranks who will vote with tho Butler party in the general election. SUICIDE OF A SPRINTER. World’s Champion Runner Day Hangs Himself to the Limb of a Tree. New York, Aug. 24,—Willie D. Day, ! champion runner of the world, committed suicide to-da.v by hanging himself to a tree. Day was arrested on Tuesday on a complaint made by the Manhattan Laun dry Company of Jersey City, for whom lie’ had acted as a collector, which al leged that he had collected sll2 for which he had iailed to account. His relatives think he must have brooded over the accusation, and, becom ing discouraged, had decided to end his life. Day was the youngest son of his parents, who aro well to do and very well known at Bergen Point. Day held tho five mile championship and also the three mile championship of the world for running. Confirmations and Nominations. Washington, Aug. 24.—The President to-day sent to the Senate the following nominations Samuel Puleston, to be inarshalfor the northern district of Flor ida: J. Monroe Leo, to tie iiostmaster at Thoniasville, Ga. The Senate to-day confirmed the nomi* ttons of Samuel Puleston, marshal of the northern district of Florida J. Monroe Lee, postmaster at ThoiuasvUle, Ga.