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Established 1850. - - Incorporated 1888 V J. H. ESTILL, President. f hanging hangs over holmes A ( ON'VICT READY TO TELE ALL ABOUT THE MURDERS. Kp Agree* to Point Out tile Resting* Place of the M inimus Sister* nn<l At Hi Tell How They Were Mur ileretl —He Will Also Give Full In formation Concerning the Murder of Pietzel and Hl* Two Children :nd Mr*. Julia Connors. Chicago. July 30.—There is now little and ht that the Chicago police will convict R. H. Holmes, alias Mudgett, alias Pratt, all.is Gordon, now in the Philadelphia Jail, charged with murder of at least seven persons. They know the name of the man who can hang Holmes by giving his testi mony, and that man is in their power. His name is Hatch, alias Pond, alias Mas cot, and he is now serving a sentence of ten years in the penitentiary at Little Rook, Ark., for horse stealing. He is as close to Holmes, through all his murder plans as Janitor Quinlan, and is ready to tell all he knows. Ills testimony includes the pointing out of the resting place of the bodies of the Williams sisters, whom he himself assisted in secreting after they re murdered, lie will tell how they wire murdered and exactly how all their holies were handled. He will also give foil and explicit Information concerning the murder of Pietzel and his two children and of Mrs. Julia Connors and her daugh ter, Pearl. In short Oils man is the only other living person, aside from Quinlan, who ran tell the story of the murders in the charnel house at Sixty-third and Wal lace streets. Aside from Quinlan, he Is the only man who can tell of Holmes’ crimes in a way that will bring forth evidence of Holmes’ guilt. The mention of ‘his name by the police to-day made Janitor Quinlan turn pale and refuse to talk further, and a confession from Quin an is almost assured, but will come too late, us Hatch is to be the state’s wit ness. It has been arranged to request his pardon from the governor of Arkansas if he will give his testimony, with the understanding that he will not be prose cuted in Illinois for complicity in the Holmes frauds and crimes. It Is suspected that Attorney William Capps of Fort Worth, Tex., gave the police of Chicago some valuable information con cerning Hatch. In fact, it is definitely understood that Hatch was discovered in the Little Rock penitentiary by Attorney Capps, who is in Chicago for the purpose <d giving up tho fraud transactions of i! ilmes*with regard to the property of the " (Warns girls. He declared to-day that the Williams girls were both dead and that he could ofTer sufficient proof to a civil court to secure a setting aside of the title of their property (now in the name of Pietzel as D. B. Lyman) so that the heirs of the two girls could secure the property. But he refused absolutely to say what his evidence of tho murder was. Mr. Cigrand, tho father of the missing Emeline, who is supposed to have been murdered by Holmes, and I’hllomena, her sister, arrived from their home in Anderson, Ind., this morning, and paid an early visit to Inspector Fitzpat rick. They were accompanied by Dr. B. J. Cigrand, a cousin of the reputed victim. They were closeted with the inspector and Chief Badenoeh for over an hour. The only new information they have was con cerning a trunk, which was received at Oxford, 0., where the Cigrands lived, a few days after the announcement of the Cnicago employer of the girl that she had disappeared. The trunk contained only a few clothes, readily identified as the prop erty of Emeline. There was no note or other word accompanying it. The police will at once begin work on this slight clue. They will endeavor to discover, if possible, what express company handled the trunk, and by whom it was sent. “I believe lirmly that my daughter was murdered by Holmes,” said Mr. Cigrand. ”In no other way can we account for her disappearance. The police did not give us any new information in regard to tho wherabouts of the girl. In this re spect, at least, they are as much at sea ns her family, hut they believe as we do, that she was foully dealt with.” Mrs. Strowers, a washerwoman, who lives at Sixty-first and Morgan streets, furnished the detectives with anew fea ture in the case to-day. She said she used to wash for Holmes and for Mrs. Connors. Several times, she said, some of the latter’s clothing was brought to heT by Holmes. In 1891, she stated. Holmes came to her and urged her to take out an insurance policy on her life for $lO,- 000. “Don’t be afraid of me,” Mrs. Strowers quoted Holmes as saying. “You take out the policy, and I’ll give you $6,000 cash for It at once.” Mrs. Strowers’ friends persuaded her not to do so, and she never talked with Holmes on the subject, again. Mrs. Pietzel will go to Galva, 111., to morrow. The police did have an idea of preventing her from leaving the city, but have abandoned it. They are still of the opinion, however, that she can tell a great deal more than she has yet divulged. YELLOW JACK AND CHOLERA. One Rnging at Havana anil the Other in Japan. Washington, July 30.—According to re ports received from the marine hospital service, the yellow fever Is making large ly increased ravages among the people of Cuba. The medical inspector at Havana states that in the week ended July 25, there were seventy new cases in that city and twenty-three deaths. From Osaka and Hiogo, Japan, comes the report that in the week ended July 6 there were 104 new cases of cholera, with seventy-nine deaths. bar iron to be advanced. Twenty Two Firm* West of Pltt liorg in the Agreement. Detroit, Mich., July 30.—The Merchants’ Bur Iron Association, composed of rep resentatives of tw’enty-two firms west of Pittsburg, met at the Hotel Cadillac to-day and held a secret session. The meeting was harmonious, and it Was agreed that some arrangement should be made for increasing the price of liar Accordingly the price was advanced i her ton. This was the only business transacted. The action will go Into Im “"-•'-hate effect. HIje HEotitiitg | SAVANNAH AND WESTERN. a Meeting Called to Ratify the Re organization Agreement. New York, July 30.—The next step In the reorganization of the Central rail road of Georgia will be a meeting at the office of Simon Borg Ac Cos., No. 20 Nas sau street, at 11 o'clock a. m., on Aug. 26, of the first consolidated mortgage bondholders of the Savannah and West ern Railroad Company. The committee, of which Mr. Borg is chairman, has is sued a circular to the bondholders of the certificates of the Central Trust Company of New York and of Martin's Bank of London. given to the bondholders, who accepted the bondhelilers’ pro tective agreement, calling the meeting for the purpose of ratifying the con tract made with the Georgia Central through Messrs. Thomas and Ryan. The consent of GO per cent, of the outstand ing certificates is necessary to make the plan effective. In order to induce a full assent, the Borg committee has decided to remit the penalty of $25. heretofore im posed between this date and .*ug. 3, but after the latter date the penalty will be enforced agaitjst any bonds that are received on deposit. The committee rec ommends the acceptance of the reorgani zation plan. A SALESLADY SUES. Remark* Which She Declare* Intrue the lln*i* of Her Suit. Richmond, Va., July 30.—Somewhat of a sensation has been created here by the fact that Miss Louisa Gibson, saleslady In the dry goods house of Miller & Rhoads, has begun suit for SIO,OOO damages against Thomas (J. Todd and wife. Mr. Todd and wife are zealous members of the Grace street Baptist church, of which Rev. W. E. Hatcher Is pastor. The plaintiff will allege that a few months ago Mrs. Todd and two other ladles went to Miller & Rhoads and told the firm that Miss Gib son had made a statement that reflected upon Mrs. Hatcher's way of dealing with stores; that the ladies demanded the dis charge of Miss Gibson, and that Messrs. Miller & Rhoads reluctantly asked for and received her resignation. The plaintiff denies that she ever uttered a word that reflected in any manner upon Mrs. Hatcher’s method of dealing with stores, and declares that she never has heard anything of the sort attributed to herself stated by any one. HEAL FORT’S INSLHANCE FRAUDS. One of tlie Magistrate* a Son-In-Law of One of the Defendant*. Charlotte, N. C., July 30.—The hearing of the graveyard Insurance cases at Beau fort, N. C., there being twenty-five in all, was begun to-day before two magistrates. It developed that one of the magistrates was the son-in-law of one of the defend ants—a fact which It had been sought to conceal—and he was forced to with draw under fire and another Justice was substituted. One case was heard to-day. It being that of Charles Arthur, a street beggar, who had been represented as a robust man with a fine hereditary record, where he had had consumption of the bowels for two years and died a few months after having been insured for S9,("JO. The applications, signatures, etc., in his name had all been forged. A great crowd is at tending the preliminary hearing. A NEGRO CONVICT SHOT. He Hail Tunnelled Out of n Coal Mine In an Effort to Eseape. Birmingham. Ala., July 30.—About twen ty negro convicts at work in the mines of the Sloss Iron and Steel Company at . Coalburg made an attempt to escape last evening, but were foiled, and one of them was shot down by a guard. They had discovered a weak spot in the walls of the mine and had cut a tunnel to the side of the mountain, through which the attempt was made to escape. A negro named Brankfield was the leader and alone succeeded In getting outside. He was hailed by a guard three times, but refused to halt, and was shot down. He will recover. IMPORTERS ASK MORE TIME. Central America'* War* mill the Freeze Hart Tlielr liusinen*. New Orleans, La., July 30.—John Wil son & Cos., extensive fruit importers, have filed proceedings In the district circuit court asking for a respite from their creditors of six, twelve and eighteen months. Their assets are $150,944.50, with liabilities of about $105,94-1. The revolutions and wars in Central America, together with the freeze of last winter, are assigned as the causes for finding the respite a necessity. TWO SLAIN IIY HORSE THIEVES. A Deputy Sheriff anil a Constable the Victim*. Salt Lake, Utah, July SO.—Two horse thieves, named Colfran and George, who escaped from officers here on Friday, were detected at Wahsatch, near Evanston, Wyoming, this morning. On being com manded to surrender, they fired, instant ly killing Deputy Sheriff Dawers of Ev anston and Constable Stagg of Wah satch. An armed posse is in pursuit. DIES IN DISGRACE. A Manufacturer of Shoe Upper* Hung* Himself. Chicago, July 30.—Joseph Barthel, a man ufacturer of shoe uppers, was to have ap peared at the Harrison street station this morning on a charge of having received stolen property, but the disgrace broke his heart, and he hanged himself in his shop on Randolph street at an early hour. He was 57 years of age and leaves a son and daughter. Panama Train* Moving. Washington, July 30. A belated tele „r.m. dated Saturday, was received at the state department thlH morning from Consul General Vlfuqualn at Panama, stating that truina were moving without interruption over the route of the Panama railroad. It is believed at the department that the strike la frantically over. SAVANNAH, GA*, WEDNESDAY, JTjLY HI, 1895. BANNOCKS GIVE NO BATTLE. THE SETTLERS AT JACK SO VS HOLE STILL 1 NDER ARMS. None of flic Indian* Seen for Three or Fnar Day* and Hnve Probably Beaten n Ret rent—Du nger, How ever. That They Will Make a De *eent on the Settler* When They Are Leu*t Expected—Four Men Sent Out to Iteconnoiter. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 30.—The first reliable news of the Indian troubles ut Jackson's Hole, proper, which has been received for more than a week, came by messenger this evening via Griggs. Idaho, from Fort Wilson, a little place located in the center of a valley in Jackson's Hole, over 100 miles from any railway. The dispatch is dated July 26. and says: “All the people of the valley are gath ered at Wilson's ranch for protection. Ail the hired men are under arms. Night before last a council of war was held and four men were selected to reeonnoiter and locate the Indians, but as yet the scouts have not returned. The Indians must have moved away hack or left the district altogether, as no redskins have been seen for three or four days. "A company of volunteers came into Fort Wilson from Teton Wednesday, after travelling all night. Exaggerated reports of trouble said help was badly needed at the Hole, but on their arrival here they were surprised to find all quiet. A consul tation was held as to the advisability of going out and fighting the Indians. It was decided to remain passive for the present, Thu camp covers nearly five acres. The Indians are no doubt In the mountains, anil may make a descent on the settlers when they are not looking for it, but the opinion is that if they hud been on the war path properly they would have at la eked Fort Wilson before this.” Lander, Wyo., July 30.—Eighty-five well armed and mounted men have started for Union Pass, where they expect to stop any Indians who may come through any of tho passes leading from Jackson’s Hole. The men departed in two squads, under command of Sheriff Glmmet and ex- Sheriff Sparks. Recruits will be picked up along the route. Indian Fighter Frank Lowe reports twenty Bannocks camped in Little Pao paogie canon, twenty miles south. Their actions are not particularly hostile. Companies B and C of the national guard, have received orders from Gov. Richards to co-operate with the civil au thorities for the protection of the people of the country. The passes leading into Leander valley will be guarded, and timely warning given if tho red are driven this way by the military. Salt Lake, Utah, July 30.—A dispatch from Market Lake, dated this morning, states that there has been no collision for the past few days with the Indians, but that the settlers are in a state of constant alarm. The troops now on the ground are expected to hold the situa tion well in hand except in Isolated cases, where individual settlers who have no warning may be attacked. Washington, July 30.—Gen. Copplnger has been heard from. The following dis patch from the headquarters of the de partment of the Patto, at Omaha, was re ceived by Gen. Schofield at army head quarters this morning: “Market Lake, July 29.—A courier, who arrived at Mar ket Lake this morning, reports that when i he left Gen. Coppinger's troops last night, information had Just been brought in by a runner from Marysville that all was quiet there. The Lemhi agent telegraphs that only three of his Indians are sup posed to be in the Jackson Hole country, and that there is no indication that others will join the uprising there.” BIER MAKES A CONFESSION. Humors That Prominent Capitalists Are Involved. New Orleans, July 30.—The city has been agog since Sunday over the confes sion of Henry Bier, the convicted cap italist. To-day he was escorted by the sheriff from his residence to the criminal court building for the purpose of testi fying before the grand Jury. Mr. Bier looked very pale and weary, but the offi cers say his appearance is much improved over what it was when he was transferred from the parish prison to his home. J. H. Maurey, president of the traction com pany, was before the grand Jury nearly all the morning. Bier was subjected to a long examination, and at its conclusion was returned to his home in charge of the sheriff. All sorts of rumors are afloat as to indictments against prominent capi talists and others high up In the business circles of New Orleans. Until the Indict ments are presented in court, however, it would manifestly be improper to men tion names. SUICIDE AMONG STRANGERS. A Man Thought to He a Sport Ends Hl* Life. Mobile, Ala., July 30.—A stranger was found in a comatose eondlton at Monroe Park, twenty-three miles below this city, at an early hour this morning, and upon an investigation being made, it was dis covered that his name is John Benjamin Gaunt of Garden Grove, Decatur county, lowa, and that he had taken morphine with suicidal intent. He was taken to the city hospital and died at 10:30 o’clock. He made his appearance in this city about two months ago, and since that time he has been circulating between here and New Orleans. It was at first thought that he was a sport, or a man of sporting proclivities. A telegram was sent to his relatives, but no reply has yet been re ceived as to the disposition to be made of his body. May Fight in Mexico. San Antonio, Tex., July 80.—Railroad officials in this city have been asked to submit rates of transportation to Laredo and Eagle Pass In case it is decided to transfer* the Corbett-Fltzslmmons fight to Mexico. This action is regarded as a bluff, however, a* it is practically conce ded by marly everybody conversant with the situation that the fight will take placfe at Dallas on the date selected. A niiui for lloiae. Cedar Rapids, la.. July 30.—The demo cratic committee of Lincoln to-day named delegates to the state convention. A res olution was adopted demanding that ex-Gov. Horace Boise be nominated for governor. This action Is considered us havtug authority from ex-Gov. UoUe. THE NATIONAL CONVENTION. ______ Clurk Howell Prefer* lo Have It Held at Atlanta. Washington, July 9).—ln answer to a r;- I quest sent to the members of the repub lican and democrat national committees to state their preference as to the of holding the next national convention of their party the following replies have been received so far: Atlanta, Ga., July 30.—As the Democrat ic party gets nearly all its strength from the south, it is time this section should be recognized by being given the next convention. Owing to increased accomodations in the way of an auditorium, new hotels, etc., on account of the exposition, this city can now handle the crow is that at tend national conventions. My prefi r enee, therefore. Is Atlanta. (Mark Howell, Member Xattonul Democratic Committee for Geprgia. Montgomery, AhJ July 30.—William Youngblood, member of the national re publican committee for Alabama, says he would be suited with Chicago, St. Louis, Cinclnanti, or Saratoga as tho place of the next national convention. LIABLE TO A FINE OF Violation of the Illluoi* Game Law Very Dangcroii*. Chicago, July 30.- H, Clay Merritt was tried yesterday before Justice Pule at Kewanee,. 111., on a charge of violation of the game laws. The prosecution, which is in charge of the state warden, was Instituted by the Sportmen's Associa tion. The defendant admits having in his possession 27.000 game birds. If the illegality of this Is proved the minimum fine is $135,300 and the maxiihum $676,.’>00. Many sportsmen were present, as well as several cold storage dealers, who have establishments similar to Merritt’s in Chicago and elsewhere. The decision was reserved until to-day. It was rendered this morning, finding tho defendant guilt'y of the Illegal sale of wild game. In his remarks, the court stated that the law clearly justified the decision. Merritt immediately gave notice to appeal, and his bond was fixed at SIO,OOO. The fipes assessed against Merritt aggre gate $23,600. Game Warden Blow an nounced that he would this week Institute two more suits against Merritt, and If they prove successful Merritt will have fines to pay aggregating SIIO,OOO. SAVANNAH’S NEW POSTOFFICE. Hid* for the Completion of the Build ing to He Asked For. Washington. July 30.—At last the ad vertisement calling for bids to complete the superstructure of the public building at Savannah is to be published. The plans and specifications have been completed. The red tape has been unravelled at full length and the superintendent of the treasury department Is to-day sending out copies of the advertisement to the various trade and daily papers on the treasury advertising list. The proposals are to be In the hands of the supervising architect of the treasury department for formal opening on Aug. 23 next. The work embraces the putting of the build ing under cover, and as before stated the advertisement calls for alternative bids to show the cost ot a superstructure in accordance with the original intention to have the work in brick and stone, and ulso to show the difference In cost for a structure built of Georgia marble. BREWERY OF THE PHIEST9. Bishop Phelan to lie Asked to Clo*e the One nt Lutrobc. Pittsburg, July 30.—Bishop Phelan of the Pittsburg diocese of the Catholic church, will this week receive a petition from the priests of his district asking that he take some action to close the big breweries of the St. Vincent Brotherhood at Latrobe. The priests have long re garded the smoking stacks of the Lo retto breweries with disfavor. During the retreat at Loretto, which came to a close last week, the matter was brought to a crisis by the determination that the priest hood should not be tarnished any longer by the liquor business If their petitions would avail. The brew of St. Vincents has become famous, particularly in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Y'ork. STRIKE OF THE TAILORS. The Backbone of the Trouble Seem* to Be Broken. New York. July 30.—The backbone of the strike of the Brotherhood of Tailors is apparently broken. All day the settle ment committee of the brotherhood was busy with the contractors, signing the new agreement, which displaces the piece work system, and in its place creates a weekly scale of w'ages. More than sixty contractors have signed the new agreement. These are the lead ing contractors of the city, am! they em ploy from fifteen to fifty workmen each. Asa result nearly 2,000 tailors will re sume work to-morrow. PLOTS AGAINST THE CZAR. Priest* and Student* in n Couple of Conspiracies. St. Petersburg, July 30.—An extensive conspiracy has been discovered among the priests of the seminary and university of Kieff aiming at the introduction, of a plan of greater freedom of attack upon the pre vailing system of nepotism in governmen tal positions, and it is also Btated that the discovery has been made that the stu dents union in the University of Moscow are planning to assassinate the czar. Mr*. Spencer to Itepre*ent New York. Atlanta. Ga., July 30.—Mrs. Samuel Spencer of New York e:ty has been ap pointed by the governor on the commis sion to represent the state of New York at the coming Cotton States Exposition to be held at Atlanta, Ga. New York’* New Health Commission er. Albany, N. Y., July 30.—Dr. George B. Fowler has been appointed by Oov. Mor ton to the state board of health us the commissioner representing the city of New York. He succeeds Dr. Cyrus Ed son, who recently resigned from the board. —-. , REBELS RESORT TO A RUSE. UNDER PRETENSE OF SI KKENDEK THEY ATTACK A FORT. The Spnniah Garrison Repulse* Them NVItIt n Los* of Six Killed and Many XYoundril-—The ltcliel* Renew the Allnek During the Mxht mid Are Annin Repulsed — Sc* ernl House* Fired in the \ lllogc During the Fighting anti Destroyed. Havana, July 30.—A dispatch from San tiago do Cuba says that on July 28, the Insurgents bands under Jose Maeeo and Luis lionet Intimated to the detachment of Spanish troops garrisoning the fort at Tiarriba, that they would surrender. Under this subterfuge they approached the fort aud attacked it, but were re pulsed with a loss of six ktloil and many wounded. The government troops had two men wounded. In the course of the night the rebels renewed their attack on the fort and during the fight set fire to several houses In the village, which were destroyed Shortly ufter daybreak on the following morning a column of troops under Col. Seguras appeared upon the scene, when the Insurgents dispersed. The troops pursued, but with what result is not known. Washington. July 30.—The cruiser At lanta returned to Key West yesterday from another search after Cuban filibus tering expeditions. The telegram an nouncing her return received at the navy department to-day. was the first Informa tion vouchsafed to the public by the navy department ofilclul* that she had been away from Key West. It oannof be learned what results, if any, were achieved by the vessel, as everything connected with her movements is kept in close secret by the few naval officials who are In formed on the matter. It is learned at tho state department, with reference to the report that the recent trip of the Atlanta was for he purpose of preventing Spanish soldiers from lynching Sangullly, Agamy and Gomez, the alleged revolutionists, who claim to be Amerlcun citizens, that no in formation that these men Were In danger had come to the department from any United States consular officer, and that all the department knew of the alleged threatened lynching was contained in the newspaper reports. Madrid, July 30.—A dispatch from Ha vana to the Imparclal says that the Span ish troopß routed a force of Insurgents In the Baracoa district, killing sixteen and wounding many of the rebels. The Span iards lost thirty-one wounded. New York. July 30.—Information was received in this city to-day of the suc cessful landing in Cuba last Thursday of two large bodies of insurgents, who brought with them two cannons, 7UO,'JOO rounds of ammunition, 500 pounds of dyn amite and hundreds of repeating rifles and revolvers. Ono expedition consists, it I* said, of 278 men and tile other of 75 men. almost all of them veteran* of the last revolutionary war In Cuba. Letters announcing the safe landing of the two expeditions on the south coast of Santa Clara province, Cuba, last Thurs day, were received at the headquarters of the Cuban revolutionary party In this city to-day. One of the expeditions was under com mand of MaJ. Gen. Carlos Holoff and Brig. Gen. Serafino Sanchez. Brig. Gen. Jobo Marla Rodriguez, chief of staff of Gen. Gomez, was the leader of tho second. The expedition, It is stated, started from two bays in the Bahama Islands, and wi re taken in small boats to several craft, which eohveyed the whole parly to Cuba. The following officers formed the staff of the expedition under Gens. Roloff and Sanchez: Col. Rogello Castillo, Lieut. Col. Resendo Garclo, JlaJ. Higlneu Ez querra, MaJ. Enrique Loynoz de Castillo, AmJ. Rafael Vlvlneo, Capt. Aurello Noy, Surgeon Generul (with the rank of col onel), Fermia Valdez Domlngucs, Cupt. Francisco Feguepra, Capt. Casimlro Reg ueyra, and Capt. Mlnuel Ardercto. The second expedition, under the com mand of Brigadier General Rodriguez, consisted of 75 picked men, all veterans, and mostly officers, wuh ample experi ence In Cuban warfure. Tho two expe ditions landed simultaneously last Thurs day on the south coast of Santa Clara province. RADICALS ROUTED. A Stormy Se**fn of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Rome, July 30.—T0-day’s sitting of the Chamber of Deputies was an extremely stormy one. In the course of the debate of the bud get Signor Imbrianl, the leader of the radicals, made a bitter attack upon the grants for the maintenance of the royal household. He was frequently interrupted by pro testing deputies, and in the latter part of his speech was drowned by cheers for the king. Afterwards in the debate on the items In the budget appropriating money for the ministry of the interior Signor Ven deminl, a radical, declared that the ex treme left would not discuss the budget of a minister who was under charges and undergoing trial for irregularities, If for nothing worse. Several members of the majority angrily protested against Signor Vendemlni’s lan guage and Premier Crispl twice shouted, "Infamous.” The radical and socialist deputies were finally shouted down, and finding them selves powerless against the majority, the members of those parties, with the single exception of Signor Bovlo, socialist, walked out of the chamber. MRS. SPIVEY ACQUITTED. The Chemist Flnl No Trace of Mor phine In Her Huxliaml. Montgomery. Ala., July 30.—Mrs. May Spivey, who has been on trial here for several days on the charge of having poisoned her husband, was acquitted to night on a preliminary trial before a Justice. Mr. Spivey died some seven weeks ago, after a four days’ illness. Rumors had It that he had been poisoned with morphine. On a coroner's Inquest, his body was dis interred and the vital parts sent to the state chemist at Auburn for analysis. The chemist reported that he could find no trace of morphine In the parts. The preliminary trial came up yesterday, and after a great main of evidence had been adduced, the Justice rendered bis verdict as above. A FATAL CLASH AT A MIXING CAMP. Two Deputy Sheriff* and Several Xe- Rruea Shot Head. Birmingham, Ala.. July 30.—Brookside. a mining camp twenty miles west of her?, was the scene of a bloody race riot to night. Two deputy sheriffs are known to have been killed, and It Is said that half a dozen were shot, live fatally. The town is in a state of panic, and the only source of Information Is looked In his office too frightened to go outside to obtain details. At lo o'clock messages were received by Sheriff Morrow ami the chief of police for all the available officers they could send. An hour later a car load of depu ties was on route to the scene of ths trouble. To-day Mine lloss Culverhou.se of the Sloss Iron and Steel Company discharged a negro driver, named Jim Bigger*. lug gers remained about the place making threats. He refused to leave the com pany's premises, and a warrant was sworn out for his arrest for trespassing and to-night Deputy Sheriff A. S. Wood and Spec la 1 Deputy Joel Hazier went to arrest Diggers. As they approached Diggers fired upon them within Winches ter rifle. A bullet piuuu and through Woods’ head and another through his heart, kill ing him Instantly. Baxter was mortally wounded, but was able to get back to the camp and give the alarm. The whlto miners at once organized and went to arrest Diggers. The latter meanwhile had railed a number of negro friends, and when the two parties mot . pitched buttle resulted. Over 100 shots were find, the negroes finally going to tho woods. It Is said that half a dozen or more negroes were shot down, sovcrul of whom were killed outright, und oth ers badly wounded. Whether any of the whites worn wounded or not cannot bo learned. The names of the killed and wounded negroes could not bo had. Tho town of linookstdo is In a Btate of panic, every man being armed. The shoot ing was kept up ut Intervals for two hours. Another attack I>y the negroes Is fear ed, but It is not likely to occur utlor tihe officers arrive. Diggers und his pals are In hiding In the woods, but will be taken dead or alive. Brookslde has been the scene of race troubles before. Doth colored and whlto miners work there, but the feeling has not been very cordial, esperlally since last summer's strike, when negroes went to work In whlto miners' places. It only required to-night's murder to kindle tho tlame of the old feud. Deputy Woods, who was killed, was an ex-shcrlff of Talladega county and leaves a wife and children. The former Is pros trated, und Is not expected to recover. A FLOOD AT POUT SCOTT. Two lloya Drowned In Attruiptlnff In Crou u Submerged Bridge. Fort Scott, Kan., July 30.—An unprece dented fall of rain In the southeast cqr ner of Kansas this morning has again flooded the streams and wreaked destruc tion to life and property. In seven hours 4.03 Inches of water fell In the city, anu this evening tho town Is Inundated. Tho Missouri Pacific railroad shops are surrounded by water, and the train service has been partiully abandoned. Many families have been driven from their homes by the trespassing rlvor, which Is still rising, and another storm Is threatening. The Marmatlon river, Mill creek and Duck Hun have become one stream, spreading over sections of land which have not for years been submerged. Walter Austin and Willie Gould were drowned this evening on one of the prin cipal streets and O. A. Austin, father of one of the boys, was curried 2UO yards In the treacherous current und Anally rea ched from the top of a tree by a boat man. Austin, accompanied by the boys, attempted to cross Mill creek bridge, which was surrounded by water, In a wagon. They proceeded 150 feet through the water, when the wagon and horses were swept away. Austin made a des perate effort to rescue the boys, but they were drowned. The Missouri Pacific passenger train on the K. N. and D. division left for Topeka on time, but was compelled to re turn, and all traffic on that branch has been abandoned. The damage to property will exceed that of the flood of July 5, which was more destructive than any for years. KILLS IIIS FORM Kit MISTRESS. A Woman Employed In n Laundry Shot Dend nt Her Work. Omaha, Neb., July 80.—Fred Wahlgren of Minneapolis shot and killed Mrs. Au gust Matland at the Model steam luundry this afternoon. Hhe was his mistress for six years at Minneapolis and they have twin girls. On account of his cruel treat ment she eloped lo Omaha with Matland June 13, and they were married July I. Wahlgren came here a week ago with the Intention of killing her. He gave himself up and said he was glad he did It. DIVERS CONFESSES MURDER. He Cut a Woman's Throat on Her Refusal to Give Him a Ring. St. Louis, Mo., July .TO.—Emmett Divers, colored, who murdered Mrs. J. W. Cain, near Fulton, Mo., last Tuesday, and who was brought here to prevent a lynching, has confessed. He says he found the wo man alone In the house, and upon her re fusal to give him a ring she had upon her finger he cut her throat. Divers re quests that he be hanged In St. Louis, as he fears death at the hands of a mob If he is taken back to Fulton. PRIESTS ATTACKED UV A MOB. A Rumor Afloat nt Lisbon That They Were Stealing Children. Lisbon, July 30.—A serious riot occurred •Here to-day as a result of the circulation of a report that priests were stealing children. Several priests who appeared In the streets were chased by a mob and roughly handled, some of them being se riously hurt. The police ftnaly scattered the mob and arested the ringleaders. TRADES IM1)\ CONGRESS. Northumberland und Durlinm Brunette* Not to Re Represented. Londofi, July 30.—The trades union branches In Northumberland and Dur ham have decided not to send representa ttves to the coming trades union con gress, claiming that the congress Is a socialistic body and largely responsible i through Its intemperate acts for the polit ical reaction which has Just taken place. | ) DAILY. 810 A YEAR. 1 5 CENTS A COPY. > WEEKLY 2-TIM KS-A-WEKK II A YEAR | GORMAN KEEPS ’EM GUESSING HE HOLDS MARYLAND’S GOA ERROR SHIP IN IIIS HAND. At Least 7.Y at the 117 Delegate* to the Democratic Stale Convention Will Do Ills Ridding—Many ol Them Openly Assert That They Are Only Waiting for Instructions. Senator Gorman Makes No An noniicemcnt of the Mun He Will Support. Baltimore, July 30.—Senator Gorman Is keeping everybody In suspense. A great crowd of politicians and their friends thronged the corridors and committee room* of the Carrollton hotel throughout the day und night, discussing the situa tion and waiting for Mr. Gorman to indi cate his favorite for governor; but up to a late hour the word had not been passed down the line. Within twelve hours the democratic stut* convention will have been called to order, and no one but Senator Gorman seems to know whether the nominee will be Hayea or Jones, or Smith or Hurst, or Fisher, or someone else. It Is estimated that at least seventy-five of the 117 delegates will do Senator Gorman's bidding, and many; of them openly ussert that they are only) waiting for Instructions. Whoever th Gorman candidate may be, they will vot* for him when the (tme comes. The man who holds the destinies of th* convention In his hand spent the day ag the hotel, but maintained his peace its silence, and no one could get a word out of him to Indicate what ho Intends to dm to-morrow. The local leaders, who usually claim tho right to be a little Inquisitive gnvo up Che solution of the problem tn despair. One of the astute politicians summed up the alt met ion thus Senator Gorman will naturally want its put ofT the Inevitable as long as possible. The convention may, therefore, organ ize and hold one, anil itosstbly two, ses sions, allowing considerable loterchianga of opinion among tho delegates before Mr. Gorman lets it be known definitely who Is his choice for the first place on tha ticket. "Hitt reason for this will he the hope that some sort of a cotnirromlse, for which he Is always anxious may be reach ed as between Huyea, the champion of a drastic reassessment law and tho pres ent leader In the contest, and Jones, who Is known as a Gorman man. Either of itihese candidates might lie beaten op election day. Jones would be cut by all Cleveland democrats ami Hayes would be cut by tho wealthy Baltimoreans, who are bitterly opposed to an Inquisitorial law for tho taxation of Intangible prop erty. Hayes could be nominated on tha first ballot If Senator Gorman would keep his hands off. ,by<t Hayes is too InfUfw-n --dont and uncertain for both Senator Gor man and Basin. "The senator will hardly dare nomlnata Slate Treasurer Jones, for, as I have said, he would be bitterly opposed by all tho antl-Gormanltes. Who will recelva the nomination no one but Mr. Gorman can tell, but he will try to give thet delib erations of the convention a 'will of tho people' appearance and therefore the nom ination may not be made until late to morrow night.” The convention will meet to-morrow at noon at Harris’ Academy of Music. A FATAL 111 N FOR FIREMEN. Two Men Itndly Injured In Answers Inga lest Alarm. Camden, N. J., July 30.—After a lengthy) meeting last night the Camden Are com. mlssloners walked down to Sixth and Hoyden streets and turned In an expert, mental alarm from the box located there. They wanted to test the promptness of the department. Companies Nos. 1 and I responded to the alarm at breakneck) speed. The hose cart from No. 1 company) turned wildly from Broadway lot* Hoyden street, and Its momentum sent it careen. Ing completely over. Two men were bur. led under It. They were Assistant Chief Samuel Hussy and Wilkins Bromley, tha driver. A third rider, Hoseman William B. Jones, was thrown clear and escaped serious Injury. The other two men wern hauled out and sent to their homes In n patrol wagon. Both are so badly Injur, ed that they may die. ENGLAND’S NEW PARLIAMENT. The Conservatives and Unionist* Hold 411 Sent*. London, July 30.—The returns from tha election of Denegal and the south division of Londonderry were announced to-day. The former elected Arthur O'Connor, na. tlonallst, and the latter Sir T. Lea, union. Ist. Both sat In the last parliament, so there Is no change In the representation for those constituencies. But one election is to take place now—that tn Orkney and Shetland. It will not occur until Aug. 6, but as a liberal was chosen In that district In the last election by 1,003 majority, It la fair to assume that the next member will be a liberal also. Therefore, giving that seat to the liberals, the new parliament will be composed of 338 conservatives, 73 liberal unionists, 117 liberals, 70 McCarthy itse and 12 Parnellites. A RICH VEIN OF GOLD. It Is Said to Coutuiu Millions of Dollars Worth of Ore. Victoria, July 30.—A vein of gold ore was struck In the Independence mine here to-day that Is believed to be the richest lode ever found In a mine In the country, if not In the world. The body of ore was found at a point where the two veins meet, and the width warrants the statement that there are millions of dollars worth of ore, assaying tllu to the ton> now In the sight. TO BE ON DUTY AT ATLANTA. The War Department Details Me* (ur Its Exhibit. Washington, July 30.—An order was Is sued at the war depr.rtment to-day, de tailing Post Quartermaster Bergeant J. J. Hiltinger, now at West Point, Sergt. F. Mayer, company B, battalion of engi neers, now ut Willets Point, N. Y., and three privates of the engineer battalion at that place, for duty in connection with the engineer exhibit at the Atlanta exposi tion.