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. J1 , _ . ... , __'__ _ _ _ _ V || VOLUME 23_ BIRMINGHAM, ALA., SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1897.-SIXTEEN PAGES- NUMBER 167 GREAT BRITAIN IS SATISFIED At the Prospective Settlement ol the Seal Question. SPAIN MUST RESORT TO WAR In the Event the United States Interleres In Cuban Altairs. HER FINANCES AT A LOW EBB, Ar.d the Struggle Can Only Bp Kept lip While Her Funds Last—Death Before Dishonor Is the Castilian Slogan—American Monopolists Denounced. London, July si.—Much satisfaction Is expressed in official and mercantile cir cles at the prospective settlement of tiie seal question by aid of the Washington conference, especially a* such an strange ment will remove ihe cause of irritation between the United States and Great Britain. On the proposal of Mr. Foster';; Journey diplomats ridiculed the idea that there was anything necessary to ho done. Ambassador Hay and Mr. Foster have completely changed this idea and Great Britain is doing everything possible to meet the views of the United .States. Doubtless tills; is partly owing to the support Mr. Foster’s idea received from Russia and Canada. Sir Wilfred Lau rier and Mr. Davies have all along fa vored a conciliatory attitude P ward the proposals of the United States. The conference will meet in Ihe third or fourth week in October, the exact dale being left to be determined by the arrival of the British experts from the scaling grounds. Great Britain will be repr- - Ken ted by Sir Julian Pauncefote, the am bassador. and Prof. Darcy Thompson, the United States will probably L>. rep resented by John W. Foster, Japan by the Japanese minister at Washington, and Russia by a commission headed by Dr. Martens, professor of international law at the University of St. Petersbuig, who was delegated by Russia to hold the pour parleur with Mr. Foster. Canada will he represented by Sir Wilfred Lau rlei and Mr. Davies. The conference will discuss the whole question as raised by the United States; will draft a plan of protection for the seals with details of the same, and will ' decide all open claims. Us report will he ad referendum, but Russia and Japan are entirely favorable to the pie-lcn.-ions of the United States and as Great Britain is indifferent so’ long as Canada is sat isfied the conf rencB may be said to be a diplomatic triumph for the Unit d Slates and a- pel.-ona 1 triumph for Mr, : Foster. Unless it results in a divided report, which is not expected, the g v ernments concerned will embody the statement in a permanent agreement in the form of a convention or me., qrandum so it can he executed in the srasua of 1S99. A Spanish diplomatist who is in clo e touch with Senor Canovas d -1 Castillo, th Spanish premier. Informs the corre spondent of the As- elated Press t'haa it is useless to longer disguise the fact that the Spanish ministry is in a very t giit j place. He says: "We can keep up the wa in I Cuba only’ so long as our funds lust and j the time when they will fdil is almm. in sight. When it comes we must give up the struggle. Now we are too prouu a j race to do scat any one’s bidding, hut we , can do so by p.eading force "lintjuiv in a war with the United States. Such a re sult qptuially would lo- very u-np.cas.uit to us, but in order to ptvvciit a revolu tion in Spain and th'- overthrow e>i ihe mottatoay wdi is the only way out. • ihe premier knows fiom 1 resident Mc Kinley direct thait the pr -s.deiit p r. onal ly does not want war. and w.sr.es lo wave us from the cost and biixidwiied, but his cabinet omy partly share his views, while the senate, the house of represei.'talives, ■the American press and Che people of ilie United States favor a seu'tlemenl Willi big gluts, "President McKinley, however, while at first for peace, hae declare! htiueeil aw 1 not shrinking from war if peace measure s fail. This is his position and naturally i lends strength to th. independent course | which Gen. Woodford win pursue. Ills ' ire iructions will be at 'ihe outset lo a.t- j tempt to secure for Cuba a peaceful meins of Cuban lnd. pendenoe. lie is | destined to be defeated in his proposal, the moment it is made, fur Spain w mid indefinitely prefer war without the en- i couragemen, of other meltons to any sur ren. r on the Cuban question. This .s th. facts and th' premier set s no way of . remaining Impassive in the present stale j of* Spanish polities. He will court war the momer.it the United States becomes imperative in its d m..in.lw. Th. way of gival emotion and p .til tlsm such as war would create in Spain would naturally sink all threatening donr stki questions j and disturbances. The. Carl Lots, r publi cans and all others would unite for the nation as they could be united by nothing el.-e and when defeated, if Spain shap'd be defeat d, Cuba cou'd be surrendered without imperilling all present political an! monarchial institutions.” The engineers’ dispute lias apparently j settled down to a prolonged struggle. | Both masters and men are unyielding. Tha former’s position tins been strength ened by the fact that the Northampton ; Cycle employers havr l ined the Kmp'oy- . ers’ Federation and Issued lockout no tices to iifi per cent, nf their employ es. The engineers have responded by calling out the other 75 per cent.. The masters held a meeting on Wednesday ard declared they were mere than ever determined to resist the action of the engineer*. It is also announced, on the contrary, by trade, union statements, not signed, that a; member of the Kmployers’ Federation in ijhe ytjlhlty of London had yielded to the'dnqiaud for an eight hour day. The Spectator, in a gloomy article, en titled "Aggre.sl ns of American Wealth,’’ referB to the retirement of President An drews from Brown university and Prof. Bemls, from Chicago university, saying: "Wa cun scarcely escape Ihe coiiclu- 1 slon that a conspiracy exists among the various trusts In America to interfere with the freedom of teaching In the universities, so far as economic ques tions are concerned. in order that nothing shall be uttered which has not received the trade mark of monopolist approval." The paper pictures the Americans as reduced almost to the situation of Rus sia by the censorship of wealthy mag nates ov-r the universities and says: "Capitalists have subsidized the pul pits. bought up the press, seated well paid attorneys in the senate and finally have Stretched th tr hands out to the colleges which it is an easy thing to cap ture by such generosity as Mr. Rocke feller's. Apnnrt-ntly it i» their intention to culvert til? Unit' il States ittin a pow erful oligarchy and they will i xtend the sway rf that oligarchy to other land* when they can." Stephen Crane has announced that he likes England so well that h ■ will make ' London his home. Mr. Crane's books have found their greatest vogue in this country and he is receiving considera ble attention in literary clrcl s here. DOINGSOF AN INSANE MAN, 'Interests Himself In Flanagan and Employs CcunstI to Defend an Imaginary Criminal Atlanta, Ga„ July i!1.—J. L. Moyse, repro nting hlrne-lf to be of the Arm of Lloyd. Moyse & West, attorn ys, of New York, appeared here Monday and sp.-nt the morning as a spectator of the famous Flanagan, murder case, in which the d - fen.se was insanity. In the afternoon Moyne approached Col. W. C. GI nil, leading counsel for Fin agon, and intro duced him*, if. saying h had come to em ploy Glenr.v to aid him in the defense of a notable murder case at Home, Ga. He said he had then sent to Georgia by the Crescent lire wing company to defend H. L. Matthews, having been an. agent of the brewing company, the company had put up unlimited money to defray the ex porises of the defense. He went into the details of the crime and the law in the case in a very intelligent manner ami ended by employing Col. Glenn for a fee of SI,000 to aid in defending the pr soner. Sine - that time be has been a spectator at the Flanagan trial, watching with ab sorbed Interest the highly irttepesting de ft.,ns-j of Flanagan, which was based upon the defendant’s affliction with paranoia. On the strength of -his h-avi g engag'd Col. Glenn in the Mathews case Moyse assisted in the-defers." of Flanagan and made a most valuable aid, showing him Belf to be an expert in ail matter pertain ing to mental derangements. The case of Flanagan was concluded today and this afternoon a conference was held at Col. Glenn's office .to consider the Mathews case. Drs. Pinckney and Nich olson, two of the leading physicians of tli'e stati. and experts In mental diseases, were sent for at Moyse's suggestion and employed as experts to testify in the can of Math we Monday. After a conference of two hours the party adjournsd to meet at Rome to take up the trial, no one dreaming that there was run'such case. In same way 'Moyse's actions h r? had exc'ttd the sus picions of the deteetiv-e d partment and he was placed tinder arrest tonight. It has developed that he is i.aane, being until he was examined in the po'ice bur a paranoiac cf the. tame type of Fianagtn, but his condition was nev-r suspended racks toiiigh't. To tit. casual observer he Is pcnfefctly sane, but it h ts detelo-pnl that the case of Mathews is a purely imaginary one. iL-y.-e stated tonight that 'he has tr - tie a specialty of th - s.u.y of insanity 'fee years. H: talks with i - limit" knowledge of all the famous In sanity case.-- that have been before the country in recent years, particularly the Duestrow case. He will be sent to his home tomorrow. •WHOLESALE DISCHARGES. San Francisco, Ju-ly rn.—Thirty-two em ployes of the mint received notice today Vha't they need not r ’ urn to work on Monday next. Buperlnitenden't Daggett says the whola sale- dlum iws.il was made in, obedieivoe to Instruo.ions from Wash ington in ootweiiuencc of the stepping of the coin,ag- of sliver, the appropriarion for which is already exhausted. . - --1>‘V Farmers Wot Selling Wheat. Abillne, Kan., July 31.—Somewhat con tra ry to exportations, farmers are not ru.-hing their wheat into market. Many have old stock yet on hand. The Hoi* lir.grer farms sold 1,200 bu h 1? of o'J wheat to make room for the new. The farmers look for better prices and are not compelled to sell. Many large yields are reported. F\ I,. Hall on u six acre field had forty-five and two-third bushels an acre, which is the largest reported in lhe county. Curtailment Necessary to Rem edy Existing Ills IS THE CRY OF OPERATORS % McKinley Prosperity Strikes the Factory Hands of Massachusetts With a Vengeance—Thousands of Idle Men. Boston. .Tuly 31.—The voluntary cur tailment in production which is being made In the cotton manufacture at Fall River includes the mills of nine corpor ations representing about 875.000 spindles and 8,000 operatives. Many of the mills in the movement began curtailing today although several shut down a week.ago. The Fall River Cotton company mills have been stopped for three weeks'and will r.ot start up for at least another week. The Sagamore has also curtailed production and will continue the move ment. The Wotomas, Wamponong. Staf ford, Reb son, Richard Borden, Mer chants and Chace mills will stop today for at least one week and the Staffords will not start up for two weeks. Managers of these mills are united In the opinion that curtailment is the best remedy or present Ills and very hopeful of beneficial results. Such of the mills as are not well stocked with cott n may be fore d to this action. The mills which will be stopped next week represent about one third of the total number of spindles of the city and it is probable before the arrival of the n?w crop of cotton relieves the situation a much larger proportion of the total will have been Hhut down for one or more- weeks. MORE MINERS OUT. Cincinnati. O., July 31.—A special to the Commerctal-Trrbune from Clark burg W. Va„ says: AH the miners a: D t-pund mines quit work today, about severity men. The miners at Klnnieinlek No. 3, ree lvod t'heir checks this evening, and ■ say ■ hr<y will stay am. The United Mine ! Workers of Atm erica are holding a meet- j ing tonight, atnd from talk with several members one would infer.that the United Mine Workers would say out in a body. T'h * meeting was ,-« oret. an 1 itothlng will be given oirt until ■ rmorrov. HIATT'S DESTRUCTIVE WORK. (Huron, S. D,, July 31.—Repairs received here l -day from the east rn portions of 'the state whitTi was vfcltied by the de structive hafletoi m of Thursday end Fri day, rthctw severed, ss the crops between ' Elrod and Hekland. The hail cut all crops In an area four to six miles wide by tihlrty miles long, man..' farmers los ing tfhe'Ir who!' season's labor. ‘Muah of the grain was rx-arty ready for harvest , «end sr-ne 11<»)(1k wore being cut. Clark. Day. Hanson, Brookings, Kingsbury. Mi nor and Minnehaha counties-have all suf fered crop lottes by Tuul duilng the past RETD RETURNS HOME. New York, July 31.—Jubilee Ambassa dor Whltel’aw Rled and family wor1 pas sengers on the steamer St. Paul, which arived from England tor1.ly. Air. Reid told all r’poiners who saw him that h» had nothing to say for the press at pm enr, and, even he ho J, hie first du.y was to report to tSre secreta: y of state and the president. He pesstUvely refus'd to b ; interview ted. GffUm IN ANEW ROLE Grants Amnesty to Sixteen Hun 'tired Exile:, MONTALVO AMONG THEM Large Shipments of Sick and Disabled Soldiers to Spain—Insurgents Become Bolder and Plunder Near Havana. Madrid. July 31.—Capt.-Gcn. Weyier has potlfi J tiie government fmm Hava, a that'he lias decided to grant amnesty to i 1,600 exiles, including Dr. Montalvo, and denies the American dispatches in which it is stated that Cubans are using artil lery against the outposts of Havana. Wevler Grew. (Ifrerous Havana, July 31.—Capt.-Gen. W'eylsr has feigned a pardon of Dr. Jose Rafael Montalvo, a leader of the autonomist party; Antonio PlECobar, former editor of : (he Ladies’ Cuisine; Thomas Alfor.se, Enrique Carrillo and forty- ne persons tailed to Chafferines and Fernando tie Po settlement. The Spanish mail steamer his r turned to Spain witii Gen. Lotto, e.ghty-elght of ficers and eighty-seven sick and unavail able soldiers. Insurgents Grow T,ol',rr Havoara, Ju?y 31.—Tb*1 insurgen s und r Juan Delagado appeared on the outskirts of Mariano, twelve miles from Havana, and plundered s.nrral shops, killing the owners of one and robbing several priv 1 e l'tisJdences. It is officially denied that any insurgent camp exists within many mile's, of the city. TOO TH DOCTORS T HOU BLED Ov'r the Question of Preliminary Education for Dental Students, Frit Monroe, Va., July 31.—Almost the entire time of the dental examiners ar.d the association of dental faculties was taken up today In endeavoring to reach an jgroement upon the qu stion of pre liminary education for dental students. The Dental Examiners association fa vonj maintaining the highest possible ing that only persons having at 1 ast a good common school education should be graduated from the dental colleges. The Association of Dental Faculties should be and hesitates to give its as sent to thep reposition submitted by the dental examiners. A conference committee composed of members of the two bodies held a ses sion tonight, but dfclli .1 to make Its repqrt public. It will be submitted to both associations Monday. DRUG MEN IN TROUBLE. (Nashville, Tenn., July 31.—.The grand Jury 'today returned indveumewts against W. W. Berry, j, DenroviHe, 3. 3. .Wharton, D, D. Phillips, E. M. Neal and T. J. Webb, Ladling wholesale dtug men, charging -hem wit'll violating the nnti truis. and corrtbire !sw, in yiieit It is al legfj they entered into an tig re cm ent n j ediitrol the pries of 'certain drugs, and made contracts wilh manufacturers ac ccn'djSjfiy. k t l MIDNIGHT BDAZE. Montgomery, Ala.. July 31.—At midnight fire broke out In the round house of the Western railroad in this city, and before it was extinguished the round house and ma chine shops of the road were destroyed. There were sixteen lirst-e’ajjs engines in the roundhouse and they were all disabled, the woodwork being all burned and the iron work badly warped and damaged. The damage cannot be estimated, but it will amount to thousands of dollars. The « n gines were owned by the Western railroad and the Montgomery and West Ponit i ail road jointly. _ LOSSES OF NEW YORK BANKS In the Pieseice of Enormous Totals Reported Are Attracting Attention. New York, July 3,-r-The Financier says: The continuous increase in the loss of New York banks In the fact? of the pres ent enormous total reported Is a featu o that is beginning to attract attention in the clearing house statement. It was supposed that following the eleven mil lion increase bet we 'n June 26 and July 3. a decrease might be looked for as tthe July s tllerr.ent per: d Is usually f dlotvt d by a temporary contraction, but so far from a, shrinkage the banks show a gain of ton millions during the month ended and If the movement of oth r heavy crop years are of any value In comparison the upward trend should continue for k m thirty to sixty days yet. The business New York banks are do ing is not generally appreciated. Thtir > reserve requirements are now *17,000,000 j In excess of all cash they reported on I hand the corresponding we k one year ago. A deduction shows that while the National Union bank and Bank of Amer ica made Increases in loans of *18,503,030, or a sum equivalent to the total loan expansion reported In the statement, the losses reported by others were made up by gains in which no less than twenty six banks participated. The small increase In d posits In the face of the olan expansion and the heavy receipts of Interior funds Is surprising, but it is perhaps a belated evidence of heavy customs payments and withdraw al of legal tender for gold export pur poses last week. The banks have been losing heavily to the sub-treasury for ten days, the amount for the week Just ended having been In excess of *3,000,000. The decrease of *1,631,100 In legal tenders Is thus accounted for. A significant feature in connection with the flow of money to New York is the decliqe in domestic exchange at in terior points. At Chicago, especially, whete the exchange has been ruling at from 40 to 60 cents premium. New York | funds have fallen to 30 cent discount and a similar change is noted at other cen ters. This indicated a reflex movement of money for crop purposes and means als-. that the idle c ;sh in New York banks will be reduced either through demands of interior banks or locally. At any rate the Imm ns-; volume of money m -v ingto this center will be less from this time on. MAHON HARD AT WORK. Preparing for a More Active Campaign In We?-. Vl glma. •Chari, ston, IV. Vo., July 31.—W. D. (Maibon, of the Amalgamated Association «f Street Railway Workers. Arrived to- , itfay, ‘his mission being to organise un» W e- Virginia miners. He will establish heed quai'tere here, from which the strike will be direct d. He pnyp is-s ro place the Falnnrount dhrrlet in charge of W. It. lisa, of the Painters and Decorators. Robert R. Askew goes to the Elkhorn d'ltkrlcl, and- Chris Eva,ns, ex-;eoiC.Ai‘y j o-f he Federation of Tabor, ;o the Kan- | aurtia disirkit. 'He says that lie strike .» growing in Wist Virginia, and that every tfC.wt V, HI be made bo bring tbe miners ourt. Over 100 organizers arc at work oml more arc exp id Monday. All the telegrams receiv'd by Mahon qodiay were of am encouraging nature. BREAD AND SALT ON SILVER DISHES Will Bs Tendered the Emperor and Em press of Germany IN HONOR OF THEIR COMING By tfee Municipal Authorities of St. Petersburg. RUMOR OF SHERMAN’S RESIGNATION - A*rain Stirred Up at the German- ^-..tal— Bismarck in Excellent Health-7 *?,ient • O Tutor Dies Suddenly—£ ^tF/'s Deadly Bulle/ / /> K-rll-n. July 31.*-(9paX' ^Cable Letter.) —Emperor William toaolfAl Kiel on Loird the imperial yacht Huhenzolier. yester day. On Thursday 1. xt, aceompanl ci by the empress ar J the (bet. under c.m rrand of Prince Henry, of Prur-la, his majesty will s-tai't for St. Petersbuig to visit th j czar. Prince H oh.-niche w 11 jr. n th-; emperor at IV-terhof. The muni cipal authorities of St. ^Petersburg will signalize the visit by presenting to their , mjjtsti..-.it. - of biead on u silver ii-h 3.1J salt in a silver salt < liar, both rich ly ornament d In the Russian style a d engraved with the joint arms of St. Pe t err burg and Germany. Upon the rim of the dishes will be the following Inscrip tion: "to. their maj' .-tky, the emperor and empress of Germany." Tne grand autumn ml iiary mar.ouvr s Han o-arg will begin on Sept. 2, and will continue to the 10th. Tne Prince of Wales will bs among the guests of Hu ll.1 U . at the reviews. He has m jdlfifel hi.- plans and will take a course of the ivat is next month ai Marienbad in-t ad rf nt Hom'burg as hither.o. Dr. Arthur Kortagen, headmaster of tilt celt-brat d school at Frankfort, died suddenly at Interlaken last Monday. He was 59 years of age and until within a few yeats \va» h r.lmaster of the well known school at Horjr.i, whew- many prominent Americans an-.i Ergl shmen have been educated. He was a leading authority on educaitlonal matters throughout Germany. Th empress has varied the monotony of her stay ait Tegrrnsee by a visit to Munich. She was are mpanted by the five prince--, visited all sights and lunched with the prj.-.co regent, who proposed h r majesty’s health. Prlnci Oscar celebrated ihis ninth b r h day Tuesday at Tegfrnsee, from which place her majesty an1 vchildren will r turn t-e Berlin. The rumors in the London papers e -n ci mins the resignation of Secretiry Sher man are cdhoed h r,- i 1 official and Amer ican cire.I. s, with thi- dlfftr.mce that Mr. Sherman I- to be succeeded, not by Mr. Reid, but by Ambassador White, 'the gissip even gees s . far as to attribute Mr. VWit-'s hesitation at leaving the Kaiiterhof h i 1 for i rm-anent quarters t the possibility hf hi having roan to re*- -n to WRF'hingtou. The comments of th’ German press upon 'the Dlngley tariff are extremely acrid, but; grta satis faction is expressed; at the fact that. large quant!,tos of Ge ma-nt goods were smut to the United Staten iu amHeipatiion of Mr- event. While wish ing to rr.tfj.1i a'to- upon Vho Americans, the moist Chauvin'iet/ic journals are not blind to t.hi- fact tide lvpribais up-n - lie pa t of Germany would surely prove a boom erang. ( vu.tilj Von Blum, nlhnl, the oMerit sur viving general of Mi. war of 1870-71. com pk ted seventy years of sc. vice today. Prince Bismarck is in excellent h-cc-th. Today he received Prlrca Schonnt-lck Oarhitha, th in iw ooinxmand ;r of h- F::- i l-a>):er cnirasters, of who h rogimeinit the priimooto honorary co'cnel. Owing lb the fir,on.■' 11 fi: lure of the Hc-rKiti ex p edit Inn. 'c,f 181*6 th- -• -•trim.1' • <-e i cently am nn'c, 1 thiat the 50 p»r o nt. gua.Tani.tet- fund would have to be sacri ficed. This resulted in a. large meeting of signteiu an Mtmll'aiy. The meeting de ceiT, il unairUmoutsly .'hint it did rot r c ognlze 1 he right, of the committee to ad .pt such -a measure, and a desperante off “ft wi'll be made to place he respon* sibllitlcs upon the sh uiders of the com mit t-e. The tmpposed fmferriail machira which »-xpl de'J in. a nr ,11 Bag during-the trans fer of m.iflis ati tlhe Potsda.m -Hallway sta ll in early i.n. *:’hr* we? turned ou-t o be only a package of large 'ro-rp, dc-es of the kir 1 used by c.ycKr>t» to fright n dogs. The whole lib. raj pi cs- is hi arms against the o I: of a r nti ry who kil -d an escaping soldier uwl. r p.culiarly a bro ok uis clrctrnrst •«© s. The m m Stremba, had overstepped the bnundh, its of hr fort.iflca.t0o.ri3 at D-nltzig and wan b-irig taken to-this guard horse, when h? br ke Wray and ram The sentry fit 1 and the bullet passedS 'h'rougb Smunki’i bud -and two w.-'i? of an Iran kiosk, burying its. If i.r. a brick wadi. Th.i - certainly proves the efficacy of be German cur s, but th-* trrlsie. rf .’.is fu-:V» i o the flames of r.nrVir r- u-tmrnt i g. if no t artillery Si verity. rnrltid PtH-nte : C nno'-G. n»ra 1 Ch-v* s Defray will return Uo New York til Si p tem Imp. DOOMED TO DIE. Edward Flanagan, the Dual Murderer, F und Guilty—To Hang August 25. AM into, Gn„ July 31.—Edward Flana gan, who has be- it on trial a'l this week a t Decatur for the murder of .Mrs. Nari’y Alien and Mi r Ruth Stacy on he even ing of the 31st of last Dec mber, was Hi is ni -'lining found guilty by the jury an,l immtdla.tsly s«*nt, n • d by Judg • Candler to hang August 25. THE FIRM WENT BROKE. Atlanta, Ga., July 31.—Application von made in the Untied States court here t lay for a receiver for the Yorkville 'Mining company, organized In 1895 to de velop gold bearing properties In Spauld ing county. The application will b- heard Monday. The petitioners are J. L. Ilud 9on pud -twelve associates, of Dc trlot. w)io claim ..that they have advanced $24.00(1. which lias been expended in the purch iso of land, anvil that no money Is left to d - vet-.p the mln-fa. FLAYFD HIS LAST ROLE. tBatlucah. July 31.—AW.or Edgar Ci. Borne, who was vertouBty burn-d In sha Casino fire last Friday nighit a week, ago, died last t>vening of 1>!.> -d p.u,soningt wikiuh Iliad a.t fp.-in tlba burn.:. ^