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——— — .— *. Published Every Thursday IUKA, rt~&* s MBBIBSIPl One of the largest manufacturing con cerns in Brazil says that American ma chinery is superior to anything made in Europe. __ In 1890 the largest number of Italians arrived in the United States in any one year, being 52,004, of whom nearly eighty per cent, must bo classed as un skilled ; in fact, 15,235 stated to the in spection officers that they had no special gainful occupation. The New York News predicts that this will be an exceptional year for immigra tion. The figures for a recent month in dicate a larger influx of foreigners by twelve or fifteen thousand than we had during the same period in 1890. The Italians predominate. » A citizen of St. Louis makes a good living by renting turtles to restaurants for advertising purposes. He gets 82 per day for each, and they are always iu demand. They are left outside the door the'day before turtle soup is served, and create a run the next day for the soup, but they are not in it. A recent writer suggests that the sciences might receive new names that would be self-oxplaining. He would give us birdlore in place of ornithology; fishlearning instead of ichthyology; pianuore lor Dotany; starloro for ns tronomy,etc. Some of these are occasion ally used already, and there is no good reason why we should not adopt all of them. cialism be ck progress om. Com nks, would of ancient groups of ;re ruled by s, superiu lsiness and : support of The British Medical Journal, in an nr tide commenting on a case of hypnotism described in a New York paper, insists that England shall pass laws to prevent iifMrm t the reckless practice of hypnotism in Great Britain. The article expresses re f gret that reliable information is at hand that several physicians of standing are traveling in England under assumed names and practicing hypnotism upon all applicants, regardless of risk to health and life. An English engineer of high standing In a recent paper on our new navy said that in general workmanship and in many details the new ships built in.this country were equal to England’s best, and that the armament of the battle-ships were more powerful than that of any ships of the same class built in Europe. In con cluding his address he declared that the work of the American contractors was worthy o! study by all Englishmen in terested in the subject. Twelve of the twenty members of the Congress at Berlin, in 1878, are dead. They were Bulow, of Germany; Saint Vallier, of France; Corti, of Italy; Bea consfleld and Russell, of England; Gort chakofl and Oubnl, of Russia; Andrassy and Hay merle and Karolyi, of Austria; Saadullah and Mehemei Ali Pasha, of Turkey. Those still living are Bismarck, Hohenlohe, Waddington, Desprez, De Launey, Salisbury, Shuvaloff, and Kara theodory. The German press is not allowed a special rate on its telegraphic corre spondence, the Government making no discrimination. In all other countries press dispatches are transmitted at greatly reduced rates, but Dr. Stephen, Director of the German Telegraph, re cently declared that he saw no reason whatever for favoring the newspapers thus. As a result of his illiberal policy, notes the Chicago Pott, the press messages of Germany constitute only li per cent, of the total traffic, and the German newspapers are among the dullest on earth. A groom’s right to wear a moustache has been tried in Euglaud, with the court’s decision in his favor. When Mrs. Grimshaw's groom was engaged he was smooth-shaven, but after a cold he grew a moustache by bis doctor’s ad 0 vice, whereupon Mrs. Grimshaw ordered him to shave or go without notice. The Judge held that the demand was un reasonable. If he had been a house •ervant, wearing powder and white silk stockings, suggests the Boston Tran teript, he might have been required to shave; but a groom was an outdoor ser vant, and a moustache was a natural 01 protection against the weather, The J ^ T got 425 damages. J ^ A CASHIER ASSAULTED. Ami Left to Die Amid the Burn ing Building. A Dastardly Deed of Desperate Rob bers. The freight depot of the Georgia Pacific Railroad in Birmingham, Ala., between 21st and 22J streets, was burned Monday night. Aud the chief clerk and cashier, C. H. Kus 8311, was sandbagged aud desperately in jured. The fire was unquestionably incendiary, and there was an attempt at murder. The circumstances are best told in the story of night watch man Slade. Sometime after 10 o’clock three men who appeared to be tramps were seen on the plat form by Slade and Russell. The latter or dered them off, and one of them replied to him with the words: “We will see you later.” Russell then remarked to Slade: “Well, I must go to work.” Slade then went toward the eastern end of the depot, the business offices being in the western end, ami Russell went to his work. It could yot have more'than half an hour when Slade returned to the western end of the depot, and looking in was horrified to see Russell lying apparently dead in the very edge of the fast spreading flames. The freight depot was on fire. The papers in the office, the tlooriug and desk were in a bright flame. And looking through the doorway into the great store room Slade discovered bright fi mi s flaring up near the eastern end. He leaped through the opqp window and opening the door he snatched Russell from the fire and hurriedly dragged him outside the building. This was about 11 o’clock. Russell’s assailants had entered the window which the warm night, had impelled him to open, and had struck him down as he stooped to the open safe. Having done this, the villains made their escape. Slade cried out tin alarm, and two young men going to the South Highlands on a short route dummy train, seeing the evidence of fire, leaped fi om the train and hurried to the scene of the crime. ' anu gv>iii£ WUUI ward rushed to the western end of the sta tion. The young men took the insensible form of Russell, and hurrying down the long plat form toward Twentieth street, caught a hack and took the victim of the sandbag home. The alarm had reached the tiro department stations, the bell clanged forth the alarm, the whistles of a dozen locomotives shrieked it, ank thousands of people hurried to the scene. Before the fire engines reached the building tbe liames had gained great headway, show ing that the building must have been fired in more than two places. And the hundreds of tons of water poured in strong streams upon the burning struc ture, were unable to save it, and it was prac tical! all destroyed except the brick walls. Whether the villains that assaulted Russell secured any cash Is not known. They could have gotten but very little, for thre is seldom any < a-h in (tie office, freigut charges being paid grueially in checks. But the ii live is.uld not have been re venge oh the part of the supposed tramps. TV probability was that they were not I* .'/>'' *•>’ prole- lonal Burglars, who acted **t t »I llie money paid for fmgb 1 ii - a n, heavier on Monday than an iser itay ol the week, was in till sate, mat in* > determined to have it. Otie arrest whs made, the pwlice taking intc custody on suspicion a man giving the name of G. F. Scaulan, who is detained in the city prison. Scaulau liad no story tell. He sim ply said that he had gone there to see the nrc. There are many theories advanced, but ap parently tbe only plausible one is that there was a desperate attempt ut robbery. Tbe cash drawer of the safe was secured and it there was nothing of any consequence. Delivery Clerk C'averly says that thort could not have been over *10,01)0 worth of freight in the building; but it was very near ly all lost. He bad succeeded in sending out all outward bound freight, except a small quantity for Blossburg, and the city freight is always promptly delivered by the com pany. The entire loss to the road is probably *15,000. 1-arge numbers of freight cars were on tbe sidetracks, but engines were hurried to the scene, and the cars were removed before the fire could reach them. A reporter called at the I.unsford, where young Russell had been taken, and found him suffering great agony. Dr. Sexton was present and giving him all the relief in hit power. He was unconscious from the pain, which was caused by the terrible blow on the head he hail received and a blow in the stomach, which had fractured a rib and raised a great hmftp. The doctor pronounced tbe wounds dangerous and the condition ol the young man critical, though his examiu ation ut that time had necessarily' been incom plete. Young Russell is a son of Mr. J. H. Rus sell, a prominent farmer and most worthy citizen of Uniuntown, Ala. Hu lias been here for some years und no young man in Birmingham stood better than he. A tele gram was .sent to ms iatner last mgbt. At tbat h< ur of tbe night there are always a great many people on the streets of Bir mingham, hut last night the streets were crowded with the thousands who were re turning from the Bhptist convention aud from places of amusement. These crowd ed the Twenty second street bridge from end to end, and through the unfinished Twenty-first street bridge. On the former there were probably ten thousand people gathered, looking on at the raging fire below. The few who heard that Kussell had been sandbagged were filled with horror and in dignation, and tlie villains who were guilty of the horrible crime bad lawn caught they probably would not have lived through the night. It was (he most sensational fire in the his tory of Birmingham. THE DAVIS MONUMENT. Mrs. Davis Writes a Congratulatory Defter to tlie Association. The president of the Mississippi Confeder ate Monument Association has received tlie follt wing letter from Mrs. Jefferson Davis, dated at Ntw York city, in rtfe enee to the unveiling of the monument in Jackson, Miss., on Julie 3d: “When the proposal was made to erect this monument we fearu i years must ellipse De fore it could he placed in position and fin ished, hut the devotion and energy of the la dies who undertook the work have achieved an unexpected triumph, and be who has passed away since its inception and whom you have honored with a conspicuous place upon the pedestal, aud an intense interest in seeing the completion of your noble work. To see his statue there honored by the peo pie who conferral so much honor upon hint; who knew and therefore loved him best, will he the greatest gratification to his daughter ind myself.” Distinguished Nun Dead. Sister Mary Agatha Bussell, founder of the invent of Sisters of Visitation in St. Paul id the oldest visitant in America, died n( I e convent of Robert street and University I twite, St. Paul, Minn., Sunday of 9)4 aye. j U0E BUSINESS OUTLOOK. Report of R.O. Dun & Co., Showing the State of Trade. R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly roview of traile sajs: The financial markets of the world have “la grippe,” the disease imported from Russia, ami a Now York variety by way of London. The struggle to sustain Russian securities against the disfavor of the Roths childs, the demand for gold from German bankers and the threatened withdrawal of Russian gold from deposits in England, France and Germany, account for much of the unusnal movement of specie which has been in progress. But accounting for it does not stop it, and the actual outgo of about $14,000,000 in April and not for from $9,000, 000 already, for nine days of May, has caused some weakness in the markers. The advance of one-half of 1 per cent at once in the rate charged by the Bank of Euglaud is rightly regarded as a notification that Euglaud means to fortify itself in this great struggle by drawing gold from New York. This sud den demand comes at a season when this market can spare gold with less inconvenience , than at any other, and the continued issues of ; silver notes make the withdrawal fromcimt , latiou less felt, though the fact that forty- \ seven per cent of the customs receipts at New j York are now in silver paper shows that the i remedy cannot last always. May starts off with a great plunge in spec ulative prices wnich has for some weeks been : anticipated. Wheat fell 15 cents in as many days, much to the disgust of men w ho have ; been predicting a famine before July. It is j still a fact that the possible demand next j year, on account of the failure of crops in ! France and elsew here, has to meet an excep- | tioually favorable prospect, here, while the , export demand for wheat this year, evun since prices have broken, is not large enough to prevent the carrying over of a great unsold surplus next July. Sales here last week were but 65,000,000, but with net decline of 5% Cents, and while corn has declined 8>a cents In sympathy, and many speculators have buffered, sales have been but 11,000,000 bushels. The stock market has been weakened by the gold movement, in spite of the very harmo nious meeting of the Western Traffic Associ ation that would doubtless cause a strong advance in prices, w’ei e the fear of a heavy outgo of gold and possible disturbances in Europe once removed. An element for strength is the accumulating evidence that t.h« \vhp«f nmanpof, thA Wsst. is remsrkftblv I good. Iron already feels the stiffening influence, and some kinds and grades are a shade higher than a week ago, with large buying of pig iron at unchanged prices. The demand for structural iron is for the time lessened by the extensive strikes in the building trades, but for bar and plates there is more demand. Wool is scarce, and manufacturers not in clined to activity until the new clip comes forward freely. At Philadelphia fine wool is two cents lower, aud trade in liquors, oils, tobacco and cigars is quiet, iu drugs good, and iu chem icals and jewelry fair, with an improvement in paihts. Collections are ou the whole some what improved, but there is yet much com plaint. At Pittsburg a slight improvement is seen in Bessemer and some kinds of manu factured iron. New Orleans reports a fair trade, with cotton in moderate demand at ssmewhat better prices, and sugar was active but lower. At Savannah trade falls off some, but prospects are bright, and at Jacksonville business is brisk and hopeful iu all branches. In short, while the present trade is not quite as active as usual, the outlook would be highly encouraging but for foreign and mon etary uncertainties. Failures of tlie week number 212; for the corresponding week of last year the figure was 185.__ GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. CURRENT EVENTS OF THE DAT EPITOMIZED. A Concise Review tor the Week of Dolagi from ell Over the World. • President Harrison received a big ova tion in Utah. Madame Blavatsky, the well known theosophist, died in London. Forest fires have done great damage in northern Wisconsin and Michigan. An incendiary at Manning, Iowa, destroyed $30,000 worth of property. Fire in New York destroyed $1,000,000 worth of property. In Providence, R. I., fire destroyed 600 bales of cotton, with a loss of $20,000. II. P. Hammett, president of the Piedmont and Camperdown Cotton Mills at Greenville, S. C., is dead. At Nutvri/.i-r Tonn P Wolf, shot and killed William Holliday, Jr., and falally shot Pleasant Holt. Trouble about land title caused it. Bulkley, the alleged Governor of Connecti cut, has filed an answer to the quo warranto proceedings brought by L. B. Morris. Bulkley claims he was chosen Governor by the Leg islature and that Morris is not Governor. Dispatches from Guatemala say that a revolutionary movement has started at Amajsak, Honduras*, Domingo Visquez be ing proclaimed, and that the movement was seconded by bad elements from Salvador and Nicaragua, but that peace has been re-estab lished. An Ashland, Ky., dispatch says: While workmen were engaged in dismantling the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, prepara tory to rebuilding, the ceiling and timbers fell upou Manager J. B. Stephenson, aged05, killing him instantly, and fatally injuring three others. A special from Marshall, Mo., says: Wm. Price, a negro, was banged for rape upon a white girl, who afterward suicided from mortification am] to avoid appearing in court to describe her treatment. That is believed to be the first case in this State whbreopon the regular process of law lias been gone through in a criminal assault. Shorter methods have been the rule. DON’T CABK AT ALL. The Italian Consul Will Not Be Put Down Just Vet, The department of State is ignoraut of any intention on the part of this government to demand the recall of Pasqual Norte, Italian consul at New Orleans on account of his public utterances, as reported in som? papers. It is not felt that the consul has not done auytbing in derogation of the majesty of the government of the United States. If he had it would not be necessary to demand his re call. The Stito department would simply withdraw his exequatur which would leav® the consul without any official status in thM Uuited States. ■—'ll .. ALLIANCE NOTES. NEWS OP THE ORDER AND ITS MEMBER8.) What Is Being Done In the Various Sections IV>r the Advancement of the Great Organization. SOUTH CAROLINA AND TI1K THIRD I’AKTT. Colonel W. J. Talbert, of South Car alinn, superintendent of the penitentiary and lecturer of the State Alliance, whose utterances on [the subject of the third party have been widely quoted and have attracted attention outside the statu, in a recent interview, gives the follow ing ns his position on the third party questiou: “My idea ot the principles of ihe Alli ance is that they are the principles of the democracy; that there is nothing incon sistent in being both au alliiinccmau and a democrat. Our order is political, hut uot partisan, amt in its ranks men of both parties are fighting for reforms without, ^however, renouncing their party ullegiance. We piopose to indorse for congress, or for the senate, or for president, only these men |who will advocate the reforms we demand, but we will make our fight in the primaries or conventions, as the ense may he, and will abide the voice of the majority of the party, w heth er it is for or against the Alliance candi date. Now, as to a third party, I waut to say this: 1 am opposed to it, unless we find that the reforms we advocate cannot be brought in any other way. If they cauuot, then there wil he time euough to decide ou a course of notion. It might be that a third party would bo found to he the best, or it might uot. I have never crossed a bridge before I got to it, rode a horse faster than it could go, or paid a debt before I got the money and, therefore, I can’t say wliat would he done if it should be found lhat the Alliance could not achieve its ends through either of the old parlies.” ** * THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN, The National Alliance Educational campaign is meeting with unreserved commendation trom nearly everywhere. This campaign involves the holding of two or more great Alliance mass meet ings in each state, to last two days or longer, during the summer months. The ablest and most favorable Alliance speak ers are to attend each meeting, and it is proposed to have an interchange of speakers between the several sections of the country. Among the states whose presidents and executive committees have enthusiastically endorsed the movement, and have already named the times and places for the meetings,' are: Ala bama, Arkansas, Georgia. Illinois, Indi ana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mis souri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. The States of California, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, South Dakota and Virginia have all declared in favor of the cam paign, and are now arranging for the best times and places for their meetings. Nearly every State has urged President Polk to attend those meetings, and he will be at as many of them as he can possibly reach.—Farmer's Advocate (Tar boro, N. C.) * * * TILLMAN TALKS. Governor Tillman, of South Carolina, wants something better than the sub treasury bill, and in his own view of the question, that something better he be lieves to be the free coinage of silver, combined with the issuance of green backs, either on the government’s own credit or on land. On being asked his opinion of the future of the All ance, the governor said: “It is hard to say,but it seems to me the order has a greut future. Even when its political reforms have been secured, there is its business organization to hold it together. Already the order has done vast go id. not only in affording direct relief to the farmers, as in the jute bagging light and through co operative stores, etc., but by teaching them the secret of acting to gether, of co-operation. It has showu the farmers that they can do something when united, and that without uuitv thev are helpless. There is one danger the Alliance will have to gunrd against, and that is the individuals who would use the Alliance vote for their selfish ends. The rank and file of the order will have to relegate to the rear those leaders who would attempt to enforce uuanimity; to measure inen by a ‘yardstick,’ and ostra cise or expell all who refuse to do their bidding.” *** In reply to a request from the Weber county, Miss., Altiunce, asking for his views on the sub treasury plan, Governor J. M. Stone, who has frequently and fa vorably been mentioned as successor to ex-Seuator Walthall, has submitted a letter, the followioir beimr au extract therefrom: “So far as the sub-treasury is intended to supply an increase of money, it promises nothing good to the farmers, who, above all others, will be the victims of the evils of any inflation which will disturb values. They need for their welfare a currency as steady and stable as themselves. Traders uud spec ulators, those lookiug out for corners, can riot amid the excitement of specula tive values and fluctuations from disturd ance, leaving the farmer and laborer no sort ef even chance in that condition of things. Promise of opportunity to ob tain money at a low rate of interest by depositing cotton and getting an advance of BO per cent, of its value is, I think, a delusion or a snare.” *** The Farmer» Vidette, of Alexandria. La., reports line progress in the order in that state. The Vidette reminds its readers that “the farmer must educate himself. He must familiarize himself with everything that goes to constitute government. He must take un interest in his surroundings. He must awake to the fact that duties and obligations as a citizen require r. knowledge bow to per form and discharge these in au intelligent nanuer. He must, if be wisheidko pros per, cease to think by pioxy, a\d do so rimself. He is a man, a being whatuoves, ives and fee's, and not a machine Vho ij et in motion by he who desires to ie is not the docile beast of burdeomkat some men would make him. He needs education, and should driuk deep ut tho fountain of knowledge. It is iu nis reach und he should avail himself of it. He must do his own thinking, work his own salvation, thus be iu fact, that which he is now ouly in name—a man.” * 4c * Several colored Alliancemen of Sumter county, Georgia, aro reported to have bought a large tract of land iu that county, and have put up a saw mill. They are shipping lumber all over tho Slate, la sides setting out over 2ltO acres iu fruit, and Superintendent Richardson, of the Slate Colored Alliance, says this beats politics. The colored Alliance is marching on to victory. There are in tho Smith to-day over 2,000,000 mem bers. The time is near at hand when this grand organization wilt demonstrate to the world that its members intend to keep abreast with the times and demand the same recognition granted to other races and nationalities in the United States. The agricultural fields will work out the race problem. *■ * * Labette County /Statesman (Oswego, Kas ) says: “Teaching the science of government is one great object of the Farmers Alliance. Too much ignorauec has prevailed, and the word of dema gogues has been taken too long for the welfare of the people. False, systems and ialse policies hnvu so enveloped the farmers and laborers'that life is perpetual hell before them. They are aroused at last to the misery and injustice of their condition, and they are struggling man fully to i scape from it. They neither stop nor slacken their work until success crowns their labor, and justice shall once more bo enthroned iu the government. Speed the day.” * * 4 The People's Press (New Castle, Ind.) says: “Take good cure of yoursub Alliance; use every means to keep it pure; strive to make it an educator; la bor to keep, up an interest; teach the doctrine of truth, justice and social equality; stimulate the youug mind as well as the old to a higher and nobler Tllirnnsn in Hffi • Plllf u hirrh Hnrrrr.o of social fellowship in the Older; invite free discussion on the-living issues of the day; do not expect to accomplish too much in one duy, but lie satisfied to see your strength iucrease day by day.” * * jfc Mississippi and Tentnessee are now making it lively for their United States senators. The various Alliance organi zations are askiug Senators Walthall and George and Senators Harris and Bate how they stand in regard to the demands of the Alliance platform. The senators to be elected iu both these States will have to make very active campaigns and prove themselves stronger with the people than the Alliance, or else suffer defeat at the hands of the order, if they refuse to ac cept the platform of principles laid down by the Alliance. * * + Under the dcw congressional appor tionment in Alabama the Sixth District Alliance was cut in twaiu. President K. W. Beck, who was sent into the new ninth district, calls u convention of Alli ancemen from Jefferson, Blount, Bibb, Perry and Hale, to meet in Handelph, Ala., to organize a District Alliance foi the new district. * * * M The county Alliances in Florida are taking action in regard to President Polk’s circular relative to lecturers for the Dis trict Alliances. When these shull have been provided In each congressional dis trict the lecture system of the Alliance will be fully completed, concerning na tional, state, district, county and sub Alliauccs. Organizers are now at work in every state and territory in the union and sub Alliances, C'ouuty Alliances, district Al liances and State Alliances are being formed us rapidly as possible. President Polk recently visited Columbus, Ohio, and orgauized fnere a State Alliance. Some Alliance papers think it was too great a hardship on the Alliancemen to love to pay a difference of a dollar a bale for cotton bagging, and are gratified that they can now purchase jute bagging at a reasonable price under Alliance sanction. * * * no aver county JXeeiew (Kosednle, Miss.) says: “The Alliance of Boliver county will support no man for the legislature or senate unless he pledges himself to sup port men for the United States senate who will advocate the sub-treasury bill.” * * w In its march northward the Farmer’s Alliance is establishing its official organs all along the way. One of the largest, handsomest and best edited of these is the Farmers’ Alliance Journal, of Balti more, Md., an eight-page weekly. *** In Pennsylvania, West Virginia aud some other states the Alliance.has largely increased its membership by absorbing the Patrons of Toil, an organization which preceded the Alliance in those states. * * * Tiie new editor of the Toiler, at Nashville, Tenn., in his sululatory, says the change in ownership nud manage ment does not mean a change of policy. Not Entirely Correct. A subscriber writes to the New York Sun as followa: I have a dispute with a frieud about the head on she silver dollar. I say that this Government is bound by a treaty of 1776 to keep the picture of the ruling sovereign of En gland on its ooius, and so the present has Queen Victoria’s face on it. My friend says I’m all wrong. Please de cide. To this the editor replies: Yon’re not entirely correct, Pat; in fact, you’re a little wrong. To tell the truth,•Pat, your ooutention needs considerable changing before it will be oorreot; in fact, it needs to be altered entirely. If, now, you were to say there was no treaty between the United States and Great Britain in 1776 -that waa the beginning of the Revolution, Pat—and, that there never was a treaty which bound the United States to keep the head of the reigning sovereign of Great Britain on its coins; and that we never have kept the sovereign’s head on our ooius, and that the bead op the silver dollar is not Qneen Victoria’s head—then, Pat, you would be light. As it is, Pal, you’re wbuul Whew! . ___■-'Pk THE SOUTHERN BAPTISTS Meet lu Annual Convention Iu Birmingham. Tun Convention Makes a Good Be ginning, wild Rushes Business. The Southern Baptist Convention crowded - a great ileal of work into its first session o* three hours, and wont to dinner with a good conscience and a good appetite, after voting the whole of tlie afternoon to the American Baptist Educational Society. Between 1,'JUO ami 1 ,K0(\ delegates have re ported and have been assigned to hotels, and when the great body came to order ill O’Brien’s Opera House at ten o’clock Friday morning, the first Uoorand stage were packed with members, and a hundred or so remained on the outside. Dr. Chambliss, of Missouri, who helped to organize the first convention forty-six years ago, conducted the devotional exercises, and began by reading the Psalm which has the words: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell to gether in unity.” \Fbeu he gave out the hymn, “Amazing grace, how sweot ths sound,” the great audience uf 1,600 people \ rose and joined iu the song. It was a grand chorus which filled the auditorium and per ceptibly u fleeted the audience. The long, tedious roll call, and the cross fire corrections, were followed at length by two addresses of welcome. Mayor Lane made a capital short siieeoh in which ths Birmingham idea was well kept to the front. He said the people here invited two great re ligious bodies to meet with them this year because they liked that kind of company. “Money making and industrial develop ment,” said Mr. Lane, “were not the only thiugs in which we can put our souls. We have lhe will und the power to put behind us the sordid things of this earth, and driuk from those pure sources of social and relig ious culture which give to life its chief charm ami its only solace. Wo point with pride to the number of church buildings here us evi dence of religious fervor. I know that true worship may be held in any kind of a buikD ing, hut it is sad to see a man considering anything good enough for him as a Christian and nothing good enough for him as an indi vidual. When people provide magnificent churches, we know that is from the love of God. Schools have well been called adjuncts of the church, and on this accouut we invite you to inspect our schools and their magnifi cent buildings. “You sometimes hear us called ‘Bad Bir mingham.’ 1 know that there is much here that is bad, but I think we can show more that is good.” Rev. Dr. Pickard, of the First Baptist Church, began his address of welcome by saying that nineteen years ago this place was a solitude, where the partridge built his nest, which is succeeded by the whistles of indus tries representing millions of dollars, and in the sequestered home of the deer, with the palatial homes of 00,000 people. Then he showed how eight Baptist churches had grown up here in the nineteen years, all but one self supporting, and four were the largest in the State, as well as leading churches of the Southern Baptist convention. Speak ing of the religious growth of the city, he said : “Bad Birmingham is the best church-going city I have ever seen. There is not church capacity enough to satisfy her people, and her Sabbath sun never kisses the spires but scores of people are turned away from the pews and churches of the city. There seems to bo a holy enthusiasm for religion as well as for money making. There is nothing large enough here. Our churches are not large enough, our schools are not large enough, our jails are not large enorgli, [laughter], and the opera house is not large enough. So to-day we have four churches which cost $350,000 and yet we have not room.” The election of officers resulted in the unan imous choice of Judge Haralson, of Selma, who has beeu president of the convention! since the death of Dr. Mell. He has just eu outrb of t.be autocratic methods of the bench to ""dispatch business, and the convention* moves steadily under his parliamentary guid-' ance. There were four rice-pfl&sidonts to elect, and Dr. Hawthorne nominated Gov ernor Nor then for the first. Of course, the Governor was unanimously elected and in vited to a seat on the stage. The other three vice-presidents are Professor Charles L.' Cocke, of Hollins’ Female Iustttutoof Vir ginia; "Colouel James A. Hart, of South Carolina, and Dr. T. T. Eaton, •Louisville. Dr. Lansing Burrows was, as Uftfal, made secretary, and Rev. O. F. Gregorvwas made assistant. 1 Then came the reading of Dr.iH. AgjTup-. per’s report for the foreign mission board.! / He showed that the collections for the were $115,523, which is $4,343 more th&i year, and $20,3 )5 above the average of years. Of the whole amount of $1/““ contributed in forty-five years, $812,t raised in tbo last decade. The deficit.1_^ year is only $5,(528, while the Methodists I ni-mmi, umi hid riiuaiivwu Missiu mry Union lias a shortage of ^■^PfS The interest, paid on loans is $1,088 leas tlaB| last year, and Dr. Tappet' urges more syi**S tematie giving, to do away entirely with OlM necessity lor borrowing. The report pajjif: ; ’ tributes to tbe memory of Dr. J. H. DeVotie, of Georgia, and Dr. Heury J. Ellison of Virginia. Dr. Tupper mude a running corns 5 i, ment on tlie various Helds, showing nearly all >,y to bepros|>ermis. AI together there are eighty- yi six missionaries m the employ of tbe board, i ig In interest tlie chief feature of the day waa !f tlie meeting of the American Baptist Educa- .?} tional Society, which was called to order at 8' o’clock, it developed the fact that there iaa< three-year-old organization which has raised three millions of mouey to invigorate the Baptist educational institutions of the coun- j « try, and mapped out a programme which contemplates nothing less than a great national system of education under Baptist auspices. When tbe reading of the report was ended the great audience arose as if by a common impulse and sang “Praise God from whom uli blessings flow"” ' _____ Manhattan Sold tor *25.