TERMS, $1. Per Annum.
‘Hew to the Line, Let the Chips Fall Where They May.”
JNO. E. HOWELL, l
LACY A. MORGAN, f
VOL. XI., NO 34.
VIENNA, GA., TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1893.
- PUBLISHED WEEKLY.
-SMSIKEr DAYS OF CONGRESS
The Senate in Extraordinary Session.
Notes and Gossip in and About tbe
The senate reassembled Monday and
discussed for nearly un hour the resolu
tions offered last week by -Mr. ’dander-
son intended to limit the action of the
senate in the present extraordinary ses
sion to executive matters or to matters
requiring co-operation on the part of the
house. Mr. Gorman favored that policy,
but preferred to have it take the form of
unanimous consent rather than of a reso
lution. Objection to unun mous consent
came from the democratic side of the
chamber nnd the most strenuous oppo
sition to the resolution came also from
that side. The question finaliy went
over without any decision and the senate
adjourned until Wednesday.
The senate held a short session
Wednesday, lasting not longer than
thirty minutes. Meeting at noon and
disposing of some morning business, an
executive session was ordered, and, while
in executive session, a recess vras taken
til! half pas; 3 o’clock so as to give time
to the republican caucus to complete its
party assignments to committee planes.
When the senate reassembled, Mr. Gor
man, acting for the democratic majority,
< ffered a resolutiou declaring the const!
x tution of the standing and select com
mil tees, and that resolution was agreed
to, the senate then adjourned till Thurs
day. A communication whs presented
from the interior department in answer
to a resolution in last session
i inquiring as to whether permis-
t sion for Sunday Concerts in the
pension office had been given. The com
munication states that such permission
had been applied for and had been cx
pressly refused, and that the building
had oot been used on Sundays for such
purposes. The credentials of Mr. Beck
r with, appoinied as senator from the state
K Wyoming were presented by Mr
Vance and were laid on the table to be
referred to the committee on privileges
and elections when appointed. The vice
pnsident laid before the senate the reso
lution of the Massachusetts legislature,
favoring the unnexitio i of the Hawaiian
P islands. After they were reud, the sug
gestion, was m ide by Mr Sherman that
key should have been presented in ex
ecutive session. They were laid on the
table nnd then tbe senate proceeded to
take up executive business, a list of nom
inations having been previously received
fr< m the president of the United States.
The ouly business transacted by the
senate Thursday was the presentation of
various memorials from the legislature of
North Dakota, and a refi rence of the n s-
olution for tho appointment of a cleik to
the committee on national banks (at $1,-
440 per annum). Then Mr. Gorman
moved an adjournment, and the senute,
at 12:12, adjourned until Monday at
Mr. Blount Well Fixed.
Ex-Congressman Blount is to be a spe
cial confidential agent of the treasury
department. It is a position of much
importance, requiring a man of ability
«nd dip'omacy to fill it. The position is
cot down in the blue book. No
' j.propriation is made directly by
congress for such an office, but
t pays well, the salary coming
■ut of the contingent fund of the trees
ry. Mr. Blount will receive $10,000 an-
uallv and his Uu.ies will be entirely of
coi fideutia! character with the secreta
ry of the treasury. Much of his time will
>e spent in New York a id much of it
r.ibably in European money center?
h ugh his h< adquarters w ill be in Wash-
ing'on. Mr. Blount’s name will not be
?ent to the senate for confirmation. That
? not neces-nry. Indeed, no < fficial an
■eureement will be made of it.
GROWTH OF THE SOUTH.
William McAdoo, of New Jersey, who
•<, has been nominated by the president to
i. be assistant secretary of the navy, is a
consistent old line democrat. He served
several terms in congress on the naval
committee, where he did excellent work.
The president Wednesday sent the fol
lowing nominations to thesenure: Win
I McAdoo, of New Jersey, to be assistant
I secretary of the navy; Ed ware B. Whit-
I ney, of New York, i.ssistani attorney-
general, vice Abraham C. Parker re
L The collectors of customs, comnrission-
1 ers of immigration, internal revenue col-
1 lectors and other treasury offie als locat-
* ed throughout the country are taking the
president at his word that they are to he
' allowed to serve out their terms of four
years. Only two resignations of this
l class have so far been received—that of
I Coloci! Weber and Collector Hendricks,
both of New York.
Secretary Smith has ordered the tem
porary suspension of all homestead en
tries in Clark county, Ala. This order
is issued by representations made by
Governor Jone?, to the effect that en
tries were being made of salt springs and
saline lands in violation of section 6 of
the act admitting Alabama into the
union. A thorough investigation will
be made and the lauds will remain in
suspension until all the facts are ascer
- ,P ostmarier General Bisscll is credited
I with the announcement that no local
~ stiainess men need apply for pnstoffices
under his administration. He objects to
commissioning local business men as
postmasters, for reason that the actual
duties are performed by irresponsible,and
often incompetent clerks and substitutes.
A postmaster under Mr. Bisselt must
promise to devote his entire time to
the work,and personally keep strict office
Senators Wolcott and Teller, of Colo
rado, called Thursday morning and in
terviewed S- cretnry Carlisle in regard to
’ "'The light-weight gold at D-nver. The
secretary poiuted out the statutes to them,
regulating his action iu the premises and
the government officers at Denver were
telegraphed not to accept light-weight
gold except by weight, When light
weight is proff red the government and
the pirti'B ■ fferiug it refuse to sell it by
weight, it is returned to them with the
word “light” stamped across its face, the
gafue as the word “counterfeit” is stamp
ed across tho face of a had note.
Postmaster General Bissell stated
Thursday that whenever there is a con
test for any postufficc, the person who
held the cffice under Mr. Cleveland’s
onaer administration is not to be con-
fid. He further stated that the full
of this rule applied to the fourth-
istmasters, and he, nnd not the
ent, was responsible for it. The
nent leaves open the prospect of re
ntmeot of postmasters who held
under Mr. Cleveland before when
is no other applicant for office, but
strictly to the rule that as between
Ipp'icants he who has not before
office shall be the one selected,
change that has come over the
was patent to the must experienced
rver Thursday. As soon as the body
lead adjourned after its brief session the
army of office-seekers, who have been
thronging the corridors for days past,
found entrance and opportunity to see
their .senators. And all fuund their way
to the democratic side of the chamber
with the nsult that nearly every s-nator
seated there was soon surrounded by a
group of wistful-eyed men or was
obliged in self-defense to flee to the re-
jjjng. ri)oms of the committee rooms. On
ther side of the chamber the repub-
Jcaa senators sat at their ease, and were
unmolested, amused observers of the
The Industrial Development Daring
the Past Week.
\ revit w of the industrial situation in the
>n;h fur the past week shows the organization
f a brewery wi h $150 000 capital at Augusta,
>a., by It. H. Plant and others; of a mining
nd milling company with $5,000,000 capital at
Little ltoeli, Ark. by tne Little llock Mining
o mpany; of a $150,000 sugar refinery at Cen-
rev lie, La., by J. D. Capron and associates;
of a foundry with $50,OCO capital, at Louis
ville. Ky., by the Sheppard Manufacturing com
pany; of a $50,000 cotton mill at Liatesburg
S. C.. hr tire Bates'urg Cotton Mill company,
and of one at Augusta, Ga., with $35,000 cap
ital. by the Piucnix Mills; of Rattan mills at
Atlanta, Ga., by the Sou Item Rattan company,
with $.0,000 capital, and of an oil mill with
$40,000 capital at San Marcos, Texas, by Diffy
Forty-eight new indus ries were established
or incorporated during the week, together with
5 enlargements of manufactories. Among the
netr industries not already teferred to are
cement works at River J unction, Fla.; canning
factor ei at Huntsville, Ala., and McRae, Ga.;
cotton compress at Mexico and San Marcos, l ex.,
anl a cons rue ion company at Atlanta, Ga.
Flouring mills arc reported at Burlington, Sil
ver City and W llbnrg, N. C., Pulaski, Tenn.,
and Love’s Mills, Va., a grain elevator at Abi
lene, Tex.; glas. woiks at Portsmouth, Va., and
foundries and machine hops at Piedmont,
Ala.. Dublin, Tex., and Suffolk, Va.
A coal mining company is also reported at
Short Creek, W. Va., a gold mining company
at Salisbury, N. V., oil mills at Roanoke, Ala.,
Abilene, Bastrop and Mexia, Texas and terra
cotta works at Pooler, Ga. A tannery is re
ported at Cuthbei t, Ga., tobacco factories at
Hew Orleans, La., Roanoke, Va., and Mt. Airy,
X. C., and cotton mills at Hogansville, Ga.,
Gre nville, S. C., and Lexington, N. C. Among
wo dworking plants reported are a carriage
tic orv at Culp' pp. r. Va.; furniture factories at
Greenville, 8. C., aud Athens, Tenn., and saw
and planing mills at Arkansas City, Ark.. Fort
Meyen, Fla., church Hill. Miss., Vox, S. C.,
ai d Pul 'ski, Tenn.
iVat-r works are to bo built at Harriman,
Tenn , Selma, N. C., and Karnes City, Texas,
tho enlargements reported for the week in
clude a fonndrv at Honaton, Texas; a pottery
at Trenront, Miss.; railroad Bhops at Tyler,
Texas; a cotton mill at Selma, Ala., and a saw
mill at Davis Station, N. C.
Among new buildings reported are an asy
lum building at Milledgeville, Ga.; bus ness
houses at Macon, Ga.; Winston, N. C.; Hous
ton, Texas; Clinton. Tenn, and Bristol, Va.;
lmrchci at Dayton, Ky.; Jacksonville, Fla.,and
Lynchburg, Va.; a court house at Fort Worth,
Texas; a $50,000 hospital at Behevue, Ky.; aud
an office building at Charlotte, N. C.—Trades
man (Oaattauooga, Tenn.)
A NEW PARTY.
To be Organized by Ministers, Prohi
bitionists and Women.
A conference i.f mini ters and prohi
bitionists interested in the formation of
a new national p ditical orgauzation was
begun in LaFayette hall, Pitt; burg, Pa.,
the bir.hpfiicc ot the repub ican party,
Thursday morning. When the confer
ence was called to order there was just
twenty-three men and ten women pr; s-
ent and a in j tity of these were from
the immediate vicinity. Aft.-r welcom
ing the delegates, the chairman read the
platform of the proposid party and a
call for the meeting signed by two thous
and persons. Tbe platform recognizes
God as the author of civil government,
equal rights for all, without respect to
race, color or sex; abolition or suppres
sion of the drink traffic, and such other
moral, economic, financial and indus-
tr al reforms as are needed in this coun
A committee on permanent organiza
tion wns appointed. The question of
naming the new party occupied most of
the time c.f the convention. It was de
cided to h-t tbe matter go over to some
tuture time. Among the names suggested
were “national reform party” “national
prohib tiou party,” “abolition party”
and “national party.” A committee was
appointed to arrange for a state confer
ence to take place June (5:h, after which
the conference adjourned.
Secretary Carlisle Issues Some New
On Monday, S-’cretary Carlisle issued
the r.ew regulations regarding the pre
cautions to be observed in admitting im
migrants to the Uuited States. The reg
ulations contain seventeen articles, the
first tea of which are substantially the
same as the regulations now in force.
Arrticles eleven to fifteen inclusive, are
practically new, made to conform to the
new laws affecting immigration passed
by tbe last congress and approved on the
3d of March last. Their most important
points are as follows:
Article eleven enacts that no vessel
bringing emigrants from points where
contagious or infectious diseases are pre
vailing shall be admitted to entry unless
it appear by tbe certificate of the consu
lar officer at such port that said emi
grants have been detained at the port of
embarkation at least five days under
medical observation in specially desig
nated barracks or houses set apart for
their exclusive use, and that their cloth
ing, baggage and personal effects have
been disinfected before placed on board.
Article thirteen provides that such lists
of immigrants shall accompany each
steamer. Article fourteen provides that
immigrants shall be listed in convenient
groups, aDd no one list or manifest shall
contain more than thirty, names.
DISCRIMINATION IN RATES
The News of the World Condensed Mo
Pithy amd Pointed Paragraphs.
Interesting and Instructive to All
Classes of Readers.
Will Probably Get the L. & N’t in Hot
A bill was filed in the United States
circuit court at Nashville, Tenn., Mon
day by the interstate commission against
the Louisville and Nashville railroad
company charging that the said company
was discriminating in its rates on coal
shipments against Nashville, in favor of
M' mphis ai,d other licalities, and thereby
refusing to obey the orders of the said
commission to conform its tariff rates
with those laid down by said commission
a year ago.
v " Mother and Children Durned.
At Rutherford, N. C.. Wednesday
night, a child of T. W. Dixon, a drum
mer of the Watkins Hardware company
of Richmond, Va., turned over a kero
sene lamp and burned two children to
death, one six m ntbs and the other two
years old. Mrs. Dixcn was badly burned,
and died Thursday morning. One of the
three children was saved. The house was
burned to tbe ground.
Bishop BrowD, of the African Metho
dist Episcopal church, died in Washing
The foot and mouth disease has bro
ken out in the Berlin cattle market
and all removals have been prohibited of
Notice has been received at Eagle
Pass, Texas, for the removal of the
Mexican import duty on corn, corn meal
Snow fell for several hours in Iowa
Thursday, and indications point to one
of the worst storms of the season. Snow
also fell at Kansas City.
The Beauprie Mercantile Company, at
St. Paul, Minn., failed Thursday. The
assets of the company are estimated at
$168,658 and the liabilities, $517,286.
A special general assembly of the
Presbyterian church in Ireland convened
in Belfast, has passed unanimously reso
lutions condemning the home rule bill.
Numerous Austrian, Swiss and Ger
man Catholics have petitioned the pope
that he call an international conference to
take steps to abolish gambling at Monte
A bill extending tbe right of suffrage
to women in municipal elections, was de
feated by the lower house of the Michi
gan legislature Thursday bv a vote of 38
The statement of the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad for the month of February
shows earniogs of $1,84G,112, a decrease
of $88,566; expenses, $1,474,783, a de
crease of $31,772
Thursday morning fire broke out in the
Wheeler opera bouse at Toledo, O., and
in a short time the whole building was a
mass of flames. The loss will be at least
$100,000; fully covered by insurance.
A London cablegram states that the
captain of the steamship Teutonic re
ported at Queenstown Tuesday that
she had taken a long southerly course,
but had seen nothing of the steamship
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company
held in New York City Wednesday, Ed
ward Lauterbach was elected a director
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
Mr. Jay Gould.
A destructive fire occurred Tuesday at
Bootle, near Liverpool, Eng. Two cot
ton warehouses belonging to the Deene
Company were burned. Loss about one
hundred thousand pounds. The cotton
in the warehouses belonged to Townsend,
Woolley & Co.
Judge Brown, in tbe United States
district court at New York, Tuesday,
issued an order fur the sale of the steam
ship Vigilance, cf the United States and
Brazil Steamship Comyany, to satisfy a
drum of seamen for wages. Other vessels
of the line may also have to be sold.
A Monterey, Mex., special soys: Con
struction began Tuesday on the exten
sion of the Monterey and Mexican Gulf
railroad from Trevino towards Sierra
M' jada, the great silver ore producing
region of the state of Coauuila. Several
thousand tons of steel rails for the new
line has arrived at Tampico.
Dispatches of Wednesday from Guth
rie, Oklahoma state that the Cherokee
strip is being invaded by boomers. Hun
dreds of them are encamped along the
line of the Santa Fe road. A troop of
cavalry have been stationed within
twelve miles south of Arkansas City,
which is twelve miles from the Kansas
Turn Hall, a building covering half s
block, at Patterson, N. J , was totally
destroyed by fire Thursday morning.
The loss is roughly estimated at $75,000.
Four firemen were injured and it is be
lieved two will die. The? were caught
in the building when the walls collapsed,
and it was with the greatest difficulty
that they were rimovid from the debris.
The Missouri house of representatives,
on Tuesday, passed the senate bill for
the appointment by the government of
an excise commission to have absolute
control of the i?sue of dramshop license.
It was passed by a strict party vote as it
takes the licensing power out of the
hands of the republican collector at St.
Louis. Governor Stone will approve the
Mrs. Annie Potter, of Kansas City,
Kas., in a formal card to the public Sat
urday announced herself as an independ
ent candidate for mayor of that city, She
is the wife of Ed Potter, a prominent in
surance agent. Hi r candidacy is the out
come of a meeting o' thirty women, all
of whom have registered and are enti
tled to vote. A house to house canvass
is to be urged to register and vote.
A special of Tuesday from Buffalo, N.
Y. says: Eiward A. Kingston, a drug
gist and his brother, James Kingston,
an employe of the Wagner Palace Car
Company, arc under arrest charged with
smuggling drugs from Canada, The
cus'om house inspectors have bein aware
for some time that large quantities of
drugs were smuggled and Kingston was
suspected of handling them. They were
caught in the act.
A special from Havana says: The
time fixed for the redemption of the
bank bills issued expired od March 11th.
Notes of nominal value of $4,508,800
were not presented for redemption and
according to the law have now no value
whatever. It is supposed that by far
the greater part of these notes have been
lost or destroyed in various ways and
that very few indtviduil holders failed
to present whatever bills they had for
The Carnegie Steel company recently
gave an order to Whitworth & Co., of
Manchester, Eng., for an enormous piece
of their armor plate machinery. The
massive proof machinery will have a ca
pacity of 16,000 tons pressure and will
cost over $1,000,000. It is claimed that
the machinery will give the Carnegie
company advantages over the world in
the manufacture of war fixtures. An
armor p ate weighing 200,000 tons can
'asily be worked in one piece.
An oil tank train broke in two while go
ing up a grade, the latter half of the
train crashing into an engine which was
close behind. A terriffic explosion fol
lowed, setting fire to the oil tanks. The
fireman and engineer of the engine were
instantly killed, as was also the head
brakeman of the traiD.
A bill entitled “an act to prevent gam
bling in grain, beef, pork, lard or pro
visions by corporations, brokers or
others,” was introduced in the Illinois
general assembly, in February, by Rep
resentative William A. £ent, of the
eleventh district. So unobtrusive was
the debut of the measure the intelligence
of its real imeort did not reach the
board of trade UDtil last Saturday, when
it created quite a stir. Should the bill
become a law the board will have to
close its doors and several thousand peo
ple who now find occupation and profit
in its walls will be compelled to find
other pursuits in life.
A Chicago dispatch of Thursday says:
The Gingalez workmen at the world’s
fair have gone on a strike against their
employers, who have charge of the Cey
lon exhibit. The men were hired in
Ceylon for 30 rupees per month which is
about $7 in American money. They
thought 30 rupees was a big thing until
they gained an idea of what workmen
receive in this country They have been
here only two weeks, but they followed
the proper programme and struck. They
then appointed a committee to see what
the boss was going to do about it. They
were offered 40 rupees and are thinking
DEPRECIATION IN GOLD.
The Deuver Bankers May Lose in Their
Transaction With the Government.
A special of Wednesday from Denver,
Co!., says: There is a hitch in the con
templated exchange of $1,000,000 in
gold for a like amount of currency as
proposed by the Denver banks and ac
cepted by secretary Carlisle. Should the
negotiations be completed on the present
basis the Denver banks would quit loser
on the transaction not less than $2,200.
The all-important question at present at
the eleven banks which comprise the
Denver Clearing House association is on
what basis of weight the government
will accept the $1,000,000 in gold coin,
whether standard or current weight. The
difference between the two is consider
Tbe director of the mint at Washing
ton has been queried by wire on tbe sub
ject and his reply will decide what Den
ver’s banks propose to do. The govern
ment having already deposited its mil
lion in currency at the denver mint, prep
arations for weighing an equal amount
in gold coin began Wednesday. It was
found that there was a depreciation of
$11 on every $5,000. The banks will
probably stand by their contracts wheth
er they lose or not.
LOCATED IN TWO SPATES.
Bristol a Bone of Contention Between
Virginia and Tennessee.
A Washington dispatch says: The
state of Virginia and the state of Tennes
see are parties to a suit which occupied
practically all the time of the United
States supreme court Wednesday. Vir
ginia is seeking to secure a large strip of
land now within the boundary of Ten
nessee, but claimed by the old dominion
to be part of its territory. The tract in
question is a wedged-shaped strip of land
stretching across the northern border of
Tennessee, adjoining Virginia on the
south. It is 113 miles in length, two
miles in width at its eastern and right
miles in width at its wisern extremity.
The country is mostly sparsely settled,
but it is iu the line of material develop
ment of southwestern Virginia and east
ern Tennessee. One of the towns in
dispute is Bristol, Tenn., which has
grown greatly in the last decade and
enjoys two municipal governments, ac
cording to the present boundary line be
tween Tennessee and Virginia, Main
street separating the Tennessee section
of the town from the Virginia section.
If Virginia should win the suit the
whole town would be '■'st of ito terri
EXHIBITS FOR THE FAIR
THROUGHOUT THE SODTH
Notes ot Her Progress and Prosperity
And Important Happenings from Day
to Day Tersely Told.
Being Rushed in Rapidly—Over 100,*
000 Packages Already on Hand.
A Chicago dispatch of Tuesday says:
The work of getting exhibits into the
wor’d’s fair building and putting the big
show in readiness is being done. Direc
tor General Davis has issued a rush or
der, telling exhibitors to hustle their
displays to Jackson park at once. As
soon as the great flood of exhibits begin
to come into the park the forces of work
men will be greatly increased and the
work will go on steadily nigat and day.
When asked if everything would be in
readiness by May 1st, Mr. Davis said:
“Over 100,000 packages have been re
ceived here already. Most of these are
foreign, but when the displays begin to
come they will come in a hurry. The
capacity of the installation plant has not
been tried in the least. We are for tbe
exhibits to get there, and the faster the
better. It is a big force of men and con
tinuous work can put the fair in shape.
It will be ready by May 1st.”
O’BRIEN TO BE PROSECUTED.
Tuesday night every street car opera
tive employed by the 8ioux City, la.,
Railway Company, with the exception of
a possible half dozen, was discharged and
new men put in their places. The com
pany charges all the men discharged with
dishonesty. It is claimed that the com
pany has been robbed of as high as three
thousand dollars a month, and that many
employes have taken from fifty dollars to
seventy dollars a month in addition to
A terrible accident occurred on the
New York, Ontario and Western railroad
near Munnsville, N. Y., a few miles
south of Oneida, Wednesday evening.
Catholic Knights Refuse a Proposition
A Toledo, O., special of Tuesday says:
M. J. O’Brien, of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
formerly treasurer of the Catholic
Knights of America, and who default
ed in the sum of $76,000, called on mu
nicipal authorities hire with a view to
settlement. He submitted a proposition
to pay $2,500 cash and $3,000 in annual
installments until the discrepancy, which
he claims is $80,000, is made good. After
a lengthy consideration of the proposi
tion the officers rejected it, and, pending
a more acceptable one, resolved to prose
cute the case against the ex-tmasurer.
O’Brien, it will be remembered, fled from
Chattanooga before it become known
that he was a defaulter, but was subse
quently captured and indicted.
A MISSING HEIR
For Whom a Fortune of a Million Dol
lars is Awaiting.
A fortune of over a million dollars,
consisting of stocks and bonds and San-
Francisco real estate, awaits Michael
O’Reilly, if alive, or his heirs, if he is
dead. Ail this is left by his ’bachelor
brother, John. In 1854 John and Mich
ael O’Reilly settled in San Francisco,
coming from Dongerey Ireland. John
secured employment and in a short time
had accumulated considerable money,
but Michael drifted into the army and
fought through the Indian wars of 1874.
The last heard of him was in Chicago in
1875, when he applied to his brother,
now a millionaire, for money and was re
fused. The missing man is supposed to
be about sixty years of age if alive.
The town of Guyhandotte,W. Va., ten
miles east of Huntingdon, was visited by
a destructive fire Tuesday. Tbe loss is
$10,000, fully covered by insurance. The
fire was incendiary.
Governor Turney. of Tennessee,
Wednesday, appointed Frank Armstrong
Moses, of Knoxville, to be coal oil in
spector. Dr. W. R. Niblett was ap
pointed inspector at Harriman.
The Alabama association holds its an
nual session ia Montgomery on July 5th
to 7th, and have accepted the hospitable
invitation of Montgomery’s commercial
and industrial association as their guests.
A special from Hempstead, Texas, to
the Galveston News says the Walter
county court house burned Wednesday.
Loss, $20,000; insurance, $9,000. The
records are safe in a fireproof building
adjoining and were saved.
A Nashville dispatch of Monday says:
It is authoritatively given out that the
state will make an effort to have all the
Coal Creek cases now pending in the
courts at Clinton transferred to the fed
eral court at Kuoxville aud to bring up
all cases that may occur hereafter in that
A Knoxville special of Saturday says:
The Tennessee legislature is investigat
ing the committee reports of the fearful
condition of affairs among the convicts
at Coal Creek. They are in a most dis
eased and fifthy condition and many of
them or so poorly fed that they are starv
ing to death.
The California state leg'slattire Satur
day evening passed through both houses
a resolution to submit to the people a
constitutional amendment removing the
capital to San Jose, providing the latter
city shall deed to the state ten acres of
land and a bonus of $1,000,000. The
action, though hasty, appears to have
The heirs of Sam Houston, “Father of
Texas,” entered suit Saturday against the
holders of a block of ground, frontiug the
market, one of the most valuable blocks
in Houston worth $600,000. The suit
also included accrued rentals of $300,
000 or more. The son, cx-Senator Tem
ple Houston, is managing the case for the
heirs, some twenty in number.
A Washington dispatch of Wednesday
says: Comptroller Hepburn states that
the Alabama National Bank of Mobile,
Ala., has been placed in the hands of
Examiner Campbell at the request of its
board of directors. A meeting of its
stockholders will be held on March 21st,
aod if acceptable propositions will be
submitted that the bank be reopened.
A Belleview, Texas, special of Monday
says: Otto Sanders has a wife and five
childten—three by a deceased and two
by bis present wife. While returning
from work and missing his wife and her
-two children, he instituted a search and
found them in a well on the premises.
The children were dead, and their moth
er, who had thrown them into the well,
then jumped in herself will die. No
cause is known.
The California general assembly refus
ed to reconsider the vote whereby the
constitutional amendment removing tbe
state capitol from Sacramento to San
Jose was adopted. The amendment has
already bet-n adopted by the senate and
now goes to the people to be voted upon.
The adoption of the amendment by the
legislature was a surprise to the whole
state, as the qutstion has not been men
tioned this session.
The directors of the Tenessee Coal and
Iron Railway Company held a meeting in
New York City Tuesday afternoon. They
decided to adopt the Talbot opeu hearth
steel process, a patent owned by the
Metal Refining Company, of Chattanoo
ga, on which they have an option good
until April 4th. Secretary J. Bowron
said the company proposed to be in the
south in the manufacture of steel what
Carnegie is in the north.
A Charleston news special of Monday
says: General T. A. HugupniD, the con
federate commander of Fort Sumter, has
issued orders to every company of the
Fourth brigade to send a detachment
fui y unifotmed and with draped colors,
to the great memorial meeting on the
12th of April to be held in honor of Gen
eral Beauregard, to wh >se great genius
and courage is due the successor Charles
ton. Tbe La'ay tte artillery has been
ordered to fire a salute of seventeen guns
at sundown the same evening.
Judge Bryant, of the United States
circuit court, at Galveston, Texas, Tues
day, made a decree confirming the sale
of the Waco aud Northwestern railway
to E. H. R. Green, who bid $1,375,000
for the property when cried off by the
master in chancery at Waco December
28th last. Green asked to be released
from the bid because be understood that
notes for land sales and for tbe cash in
the receiver’s hands were to be included
in the transfer, but the judge decided
that these were not iucludcd and ordered
a deed made to Green.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Jefferson Davis Monument asso
ciation, held at Richmond, Va., Thurs
day evening, the p-cs;d:nt was author
ized acd instrucled to proceed to New
Orleans to make such arrangements as he
shall deem necessary aud proper to re
move the remains of Mr. Davis from that
city to Richmond, and determine the
route by which they shall be removed.
He was further authorized and instructed
to confer with Geueral John B. Gordon,
commander of the United Confederate
Veterans, and John Glvr n, commander of
'he Lou'siana division of the Confederate
Veterans, with respect to the funeral es
cort frrm New Orlians to Richmond.
MAY RESUME BUSINESS.
Report of Examiners on the Gate City
Bank of Atlanta.
The silver lining to the dark clouds
that have been overhanging the Gate
City Natioual bank in Atlanta is begin
ning to show. The latest indications
are that the hank will be placed upon i:s
feet in a few days and will resume busi
ness just as if the defalcation of Assist
ant Cashier Redwine had not occurred.
Bank Examiners 8tone and Campbell
have finished their work and have for
warded their report to Comptroller of the
Currency Hepburn at Washington, where
it will receive immediate action. In that
report some very interesting recommend
ations were made, which, if carried out,
will effect an early settlement of the
back’s troubles, and save the depositors
and stockholders much inconvenience.
The most important recommendation con
tained in the report outside of its matter
ia that tbe bank be reopened.
Bradstreet and Dunn k Co.’s Report
for the Past Week.
R. G. Dun <fc Co.’8 weekly review ot
trade says: Business during the past
week has been affected byfevere weather
and even more by the stringency and un
certainty in the money markets. Rates
for money have mourned from 5 1-2 on
call to 51 per cent, and for two days
ruled above 10 per cent, but extreme
pressure was abated without aDy measure
of relief, and on the announcement that
the treasury department will not issue
bonds but would use the bullions reserv
ed in maintaining gold payments, with
drawals of money for west and south
nearly ceased. Gold to the amount of
$1,000,000 was off red to tho treasury in
exchange for legal tender by the bank of
Denver and as much by one bank at Chi
cago, and rates here fell to six per
There was some liquidation in stocks
but none of importance in products,and it
is evident that the restraint of exports by
speculation in the chief staples is an im
portant cause of tho monetary strin
gency and of the loss of gold by the
A fair increase is seen in the wholesale
trade at St. Loui9 with a bright prom so
for spring. Trade is satisfactory at Little
Rock, improving at Memphis and quiet
at other points in Tennessee, shrinking
with tight money at Columbus, but
fairly good at Atlanta; better with in
creased shipments of lumber at Mobile
nnd fair at New Orleans, with sugar firm
but rice is lower.
Business failures during last week
number for the United States, 193; Can
ada, 31; total, 225.
WHAT BRADSTREET SAYS.
Bradstreet’s report for the week says:
Orders for cotton goods at eastern and
other centers of production are larger.
Mora cotton is being consumed and
prices are steady. Jobbers are taking
larger quantities of goods, and the
country dealers are placiog heavy orders.
The increased capacity at Fall River re
sults in a surplus of 5,000 pieces. Bnt
prints are active. At the south, Charles
ton reports trade dull, as interior dealers
are permitting stocks to run down. Bus
iness in not particularly active at Nash
ville, Memphis, Richmond, Atlanta, Bir
mingham or New Orleans and colleci ions,
while fair at a few points, are generally
Farmers are actively engaged in field
work in western Tennessee, and in Geor
gia they have raised so much larger food
crops that grocers’ sales have been affec
ted at Atlanta and elsewhere, although
at Birmingham trade in this line has im
proved. The slow movement of cotton
mikes trade dull iu Louisiana, where the
sugar acreage is to be increased.
VISIBLE COTTON SUPPLY.
Bradstreet Compiles a Statement Galh
ered from Correspondents.
Bradstreet has issued a special cotton
review based upon the report of nearly
2,000 correspondents, of which the fol
lowing is an abstract: Reports from
1,975 correspondents in ten southern
states of stocks of cotton at 1,494 towns
on March 1st, enable Bradstreet to make
an unusually comprehensive statement
of the visible supply of cotton lying
back of the usual visible supply points,
waiting to come forward, and be counted
in the crop of the season of 1802 3. Of
1,494 towns reported, 900, or 00 per cent,
only reported stocks of cotton on hand.
At 954 towns our correspondents say no
stocks were held over on March 1st, of
which town?, however, 239 reported
stocks held on March 1, 9812. The total
stock held March 1, 1893, was 341,753
bales, against 508,039 bales last year,
an apparent decrease, according to the
correspondents, of over 32 per cent.
Decreases by states show some curious
differences. Florida shows the heaviest
decrease of any, while Louisiana shows
the smallest. Tbe adjoining state of
Mississippi also shows only a moderate
falling off. The small decrease in Lou
isiana, however, is, by ieference to the
detailed reports of stocks, due to the
heavy increase in stocks held at Monroe.
The cause of this exceptional increase is
the holding for better prices. Texas,
with one-quarter of the total stock re
ported, shows a decrease of 39 per cent.
The average for the entire cotton belt, it
will be seen, is considerably below this.
The result of an enumeration of stocks
at nearly 1,500 interior eouthern towns,
shows the total held of 342,000 bales,
about one-third less than that reported
held a year ago. This, under ordinary
circumstances, might be taken to indi
cate that, as far as the leading towns of
tbe south are concerned, tbe amount held
and likely to figure in the count of the
crop is only two-thirds of that held last
MAIL CARRIERS WIN.
The Supreme Court Renders a Decision
in Their Favor.
A Washington special says: The Uni
ted States supreme court Monday affirmed
the judgement of the court claims in
favor of fetter carriers in the cases of
Aaron S. Post and Frank Gales against
the United States. These cases arose un
der an act prescribing eight hours as a
day’s work for the letter carriers.
It was contended by the letter carriers
that the post office department in con
structing that act, had violated its intent
and purpose, and was requiring more la
bor from them than was contemplated.
The will of the late Charles E. Geh-
ring, president of the Gebring Brewing
company, was filed at Cleveland, Ohio,
Monday. It disposes of an estate valued
at $1,000,000. Four thousand dollars is
given to local charities, $2,000 to the
poor of his native town in Germany, and
the remainder goes to his widow and
SHEPARD TO TlERBERT.
BIG BLAZE IN BOSTON.
Several LiTes Lost and Nearly Five
Millions in Property Consumed.
A disastrous fire broke out about 4
o’clock Friday evening in a building
owned by F. L. Ames, corner of Essex
and Lincoln streets, Boston, Mass., and
involved the entire block. Tho fire was
under control shortly after 8 o’clock.
The area burned over comprises practi
cally one whole square, hounded on the
north by Essex street, on the east by
Lincoln street, on the south by Tufts
street and on the west by Kingston
street. In addition to this square, one
building on the north of Essex street,
extending along Columbia street, was
burned. Also three buildings on the
east side of Lincoln street; also one on
the south side of Tufts street, Emergen
cy hospital, which was part of the Uni
ted States hotel, and the rear corner of
the hotel. Three unidentified bodies
have been taken from the ruins, and
there are supposed to be many others yet
undiscovered. The injured number about
The burned buildings were full of
manufacturing enterprises of all kinds—
boots and shoes, machines, rubber goods,
plush goods, leather goods, glass veaeer-
ings. One of the principal firms was
Horace, Partridge & Co., fancy goods,
and tbe fire seems to have originated on
the premises of this firm on the sixth
floor of the Ames building. They em
ployed about thirty clerks. Every floor
in the building had a number of people
employed and among these were the most
of the injured. Girls were overrun and
trampled upon in the parn'e. Three men
and one woman were seen to hang by
their hands from the parapet of the
building, but owing to the netword of
telegraph, telephone and electric light
wires no help could be got to them and
they all fell six stories to the froz-n
ground. One of the dead is Leonidus
II. Redpatb, a merchant; another is a
fireman, Robert J. Restaux. Two bodies
are not identified. One is a girl too
badly burned to be recognizable. The
casualties were at the Ames building,
where the people were hemmed with
out warning. Latest estimates of the
loss amount to four and a half millions.
The three largest buildings burned—
Ames Lincoln and Brown-Durrell—were
of modern construction and built in the
most noncombustible style possible for
the mercantile use. The Brown-Durrell
had front walls of sandstone and rear
walls of brick. The Ames and Lincoln
were much like it.
HE QIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP
What would we give to our beloved?
The hero’s heart* to be unmoved—
The poet’s star-tuned harp to sweep—
The senate’s shout to patriot’s vows—
Tbe monarch’s crown to light the brows?
“He giveth his beloved sleep.” f
What do we givo to our beloved?
A little faith all undisproved—
A little dust to overweep.
And bitter memories, to make
The whole earth blasted for our sake!
“He giveth his beloved sleep.”
HUMOR OF THE DAY.
WAS THE MONEY STOLEN
Tbe Colonel Dines the New Secretary
of the Navy.
Secretary of the Navy Herbert was en
tertained at a dinner Wednesday night
by Co 1 . Shepard. There were twenty-
six guests at the dinner. It was private
and there were no means of reporting
the speeches, but the general tenor was
cordial, hopeful and enthusiastic about
the new secretary of the navy.
A Menagerie for the Exposition.
The British steamer Port Adalaide, ar
rived in New York Wednesday from
China and Japan. She brought from
Singapore, for the Columbian exposition,
a large collection of wild animals, among
which are three large elephants, a tiger,
tiger cats, monkeys and several ourang-
Big Failure in Liverpool.
The failure has been posted in Liver
pool of Bigland & Harvey, the stock
brokers, who operated largely in the
American market. Tbe deficiency of as
sets is estimated at 25,000 pounds—a
million dollars. ./
For the Loss of Which Hemingway Is
Serving Time in the Penitentiary?
A Jackson, Miss., special says: It is
now two and a half years since William
Hemingway was sentenced to the state
penitentiary for tho term of five years
for the failure to piy over to his succes
sor as state treasurer, $315,612 which the
books of his office showed was due tho
state. Hemingway could give no expla
nation why tbe money was missing. An
attempt to explain the mystery attending
the disappearance of this money was
made Friday by C. F. Hemingway, a
brother of the late treasurer, and for sev
eral years bookkeeper in the treasurer’s
office. Hemingway declares that the
money was stolen by a man who cleaned
the safe timer, March, 1888, and who ac
quired and made a record of the treasu
rer’s safe combination then in use and
never afterward changed during Colonel
Hemingway’s incumbency of the office.
A HEAVY ASSIGNMENT.
Big Honse-Fnrnishing Company at
Boston Goes to the Wall.
The Atkinson House Furnishing com
pany, at Boston, Mass., with fourteen
branches in other new England cities,
has made an assignment to Charles F.
Libby, of Portland, and Costello C.
Converse, of Boston. The president of
the company says the liabilities are
$1 ,500,000, and the assets are estimated
at $3,000,000. The trouble was caused
by a stringency in the money market and
inability to meet the call loan on Satur
day. L ist year the company did a busi
ness of three million dollars. The firm
will probably pay its debts in the fall.
While the greatest portion of indebted
ness is to firms in Boston and vicinity,
there are a number of creditors in New
York, Philadelphia and Chicago.
CLOSED ITS DOORS.
A Bank of Which Ingalls Was Pres
The Kansas Trust and Banking com
pany, at Kansas City, Mo., of which Sen
ator Ingalls is president, closed its doors
Monday night. The liabilities are esti
mated at $800,000, and the assets will
probably reach $700,000. The company
owns 30,000 acres of land in Kansas and
about $20,000 worth of property iu Kan
sas City. R. M. Manley, the general
manager, loses $250,000*. There wns
about $30,000 on deposit when the bank
cio-cd its door?. Ingalls loses $10,000.
The concern loaned considerable money
on Kansas property at boom figures, and
was compelled to bid it in and were
unable to realize as much upon it as bad
been advanced. A receiver has been ap
GAINS IN GOLD.
A Probability that Exportations will
The treasury received gold at several
points Thursday. In New York the
gain made in gold w&a $100 000, while
at New Orleans it received $20,000 in
gold in exchange for a like amount in
silver certificates. No intimation has
yet been received that any gold will be
exported from New York in the near
future, and at the present rate of ex
change it is not thought that any will be
taken out of the country. The treasury
has now more than three million dollars
in free gold, and, in the usual condition
of trade, this is likely to be increased
rather than diminished.
Blount Goes to Hawaii.
The facts in the Hawaiian annexation
muddle are what President Cleveland
and Secretary Gresham are after, and
i-x-Congressmaa James II. Blount, of
Georgia, is g ing to the island to ascer
tain the correct history of the whole
matter. Mr. Blount will hurry on to
San Francisco to take the b >at for Hono
lulu. He is accompanied by Mrs.
Blount and a private secretary and
Stenographer Ellis Mills, of the state de
The Fire Ruined Them.
Redpath Bros., of Boston, manufact
urers of boots and shoes, who were burn
ed out in Friday’s big fire, are financially
crippled and will assign. Mr. H. L.
Redpatb, one of the partners, lost his
life in the fire. The firm lost their books
and accounts, and their insurance was
much less than the loss. The liabilities
an said to be $100,000.
With an emerald ring—The Irishman’s
Not a common bark—An ocean grey
hound.—New York Journal.
On the roll of fame—The champion'
A discarded official standing about is
out of place.—New Orleans Picayune.
The man who fancies he writes poetry
frequently wrongs it.—New York Morn
Old Diogenes would have had an
anxious time of it in Fiance.—Louisville
It is certainty of continuance, not the
present amount, that is the measure of
When there is a great falling off in a
hod-carrier's business some one gets hurt.
—New Orleans Picayune.
Tbe best cure for trouble is labor.
Who ever heard of a wood-sawyer com
mitting suicide?—Buffalo Enquirer.
Law, physic or divinity—
I Which is the easiest ot the three?
Divinity; because the fact is
’Tis easier preaching than to practice.
Little Elsie—“Who was Shakespeare,
pa?” Scribbiems (the playwright)—
“One of my predecessors, child.”—Tit-
Just as soon as a young man finds that
he can’t have a girl he begins to imagine
that he can’t do without her.—Dallas
“This is a vane struggle,” as the
breeze said after trying and failing to
turn the weathercock.—Philadelphia
No man can sleep well in cloudy
weather when he knows that he has a
sandy foundation under his house.—•
Most creatures are entirely harmless
when they are asleep. But the moth
does the most mischief when it is taking
“What I am looking for,” said Blig
gins just after he had rented a telephone,
“is the man who said that talk is cheap.'-’ -
He (painting)—“If you were I, Misi
Maud, I wonder how you’d treat this
subject?” She (posing)—“Oysters.”—
Kate Field’s IVasuington.
“It is an odd thing,” mused Indigest-
icus, “that the same food which makes
the brain so stupid by day, keeps it so
ferociously active at night.”—Puck.
The Professor—“Ah, Miss hvu it’x
very pretty, but it’s not the least fill
the model. Pm afraid you’ve painted
the eyes out of yourown head."—Punch.
Ob, from that swell deliver us
Of whom it may be said
Tbe swellness is most noted in
The region of the Dea l.
—W ashington Star.
“Maggie,” called Mulligan to his ac
complished daughter. “Wnat do you
want?” “Is the pianny bruk or are you
playin’ classical music?”—Washington
“But why do you always hear them
called etchings?” Father—“Urn—er—
well, I suppose because it takes such
hard scratching to pay for them.”—Inter-
“The early bird gets the worm,”
mused the big fowl. “I’ll just hang
round in a leisurely way till he does, and
then I’ll take it away from him.”—Wash
“On the Verge of the Unknown” is
the title of an editorial in a recent issue
of the Fort Worth Gazette. So they
have hash in Texas too, do they?—
Mother (to her child, who has just
had some sweets given her by the man
opposite)—“What do you say to the
gentleman, Mabel?” Mabel—“Have you
got any more, please?”—Judy.
Diner—“Waiter, I find I have just
money to pay for the dinuer; but it
nothing in the way of a tip for yourself.”
Waiter—“Let me add up the check
again, sir.”—New York Herald.
Tommy Figg—“Sister’s beau kicked
my dog yesterday, but I got even with
him, you bet.” Johnny Briggs—“How?”
Tommy Figg—“I mixed quinine with
her face-powder.”—Indianapolis Sen
While Sir. Donovan was watching an
engine that was engaged in backing the
other day he was heard to remark,
“Faith, that's the most roundabout way
of goin’ forrard Oi iver saw.”—Wash
Caller—“So you mean to be an M. P.
when you grow big, Tommy?” Politi
cian’s Youngest—“Yes; like pa.” Caller
—“Then you’ve made up your mind to
do a great deal of talking?” Politician’s
Youngster — “Yes; like ma.”—Funny
Yabsley—“I tell you, when I see one
of these hard-working, patient school-
ma’ams I feel like taking off my hat to
her in reverence.” Mudge—“I tried
that once and her brother kicked me
clear across the street.”—Indianapolis
Miss G— met a beggar in the street
and was moved to help him. “Here’s
my card,” she said. “If you’ll call at
my house, I’ll give you some clothes.”
He failed to put in an appearanee; but a
day or two later she chanced to see him
again and asked: “Why didn’t you
call?” “Indade, mum, but your card do
say ‘Thursdays!’”—Brooklyn Life.
Building a Steamer on Novel Plans.
A new idea in shipbuilding has been
developed at Belfast, Ireland. There is
an immense vessel on the stocks there
which has no keel for about 120 feet
from the sternpo3t, while six feet of the
sternpost is cut away, the hull of the
vessel sloping from the horizontal for the
120 feet, until level with the curtailed
sternpost. The bottom of the sternpost
and the actual stern of the vessel are not
connected in any way. The vessel is a
twin screw and the propellers will work
through a small aperture with nothing
between them and the water beneath.
Tney will therefore always be iu un
broken water.—Boston Journal