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The Vienna progress. (Vienna, Ga.) 18??-????, March 28, 1893, Image 1

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THE VIENNA PROGRESS. H* Annum. “Hew to the Line, Let the Chips FaH Where They May.” fO 35. VIENNA, GA., TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1893. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. to Day to the anitaL Various Depart- s of ILe Senate. Senate. i that have come to fment of the great ap- thc last session form- discussion for nearly r irae that the senate was Monday. More than ninety Frrors were stated by Mr. Hale to been discovered by him in the na- Jipropriation bill alone. Various ftions as to clerks of committees, i of rules, etc., were oil red, but l;d on, and the senate adjourned Ednesday. The credentials of gen- llien, appointed by the governor of late of Washington, were read laid on the table. Mr. Me in offered a resolution, which was Id to the committee on education Ibor, directing the commissioner to make a report at the opening of the fifty- third congress, comprehending facts in relation to the total cost of producing various iron and steel products, such as Lbariron, steel rails, etc., and of leading articles of textile industry, and of other articles, the cost of which may be ap proximately obtained. Mr. Allison of fered a resolution, which was referred to the committee on rules, permitting pho tographic copies to be taken of certain juicleut executive communications in the [ies in the archives of the senate, for exhibition at the world’s Columbian ex position. The resolution reported last Monday, kuthorizing the appointment of five new jmmittee clerks (on the Geological Sur- National Banks, Forest Reservation Irporations in the District of Columbia Id Trcspassors on Indian lands) was tak- lupin the senate Wednesday and agreed Mr. McPherson reported back from Icommittee on finance the resolution ■him at a ] revious session, directing I commissioners on labor to make a art at the opening of the fifty-third [gross ns to the cost of production of and steel manufactures and of text fabrics, amended so as to authorize the finance committee to make fur- liefl investigation into the same matters frith power to send for persons and pa- 'It was ordered printed and laid table. Mr. Manderson tendered fngaation as president pro teni. hsignation wag on motion of Mr. nm accepted. Mr. Cockrell offered llution declaring Mr. Harris presi- Ipro tem. It was agreed to, and liarris escorted by Mr. Manderson, file chair and signed the oath of The vice president having left- [diair temporarily, Mr. Harris ex- messed his thanks for the honor con- rred upon him. On motion of Mr. cPhersou a resolution was adopted di- ccling the secretary of the senato to fcait up m the president of the United IStatcs and inform him that Senator Har ris had been elected president pro tem of he senate in place of Senator Mandeison, [signed. ' ‘‘er an executive session, the lnate adjour. id. Y'lio’senate was in open session only minutes Thursday morning, when,on IflW of*5Ir, Daniel, it proceeded to ex- Jtive business. Mr. Call offered a res- Ition in jegard to the commission to (Gir^intorth'esevernl executive depart ing W thd'gqvernment. The resolution [lares thifdjic provision of the appro- Ytion act providing for appointment of Senators’ and three representatives ngress, by tlie presiding i houses in the 52d con- frrnmission, is in deroga- Tbhstitutional rights, privi- Tnd prerogatives of each house, is Iwise violative of the constitution |bsoiutely null and void. The reso- . was ordered printed and laid on l)le. Afterspeuding three-quarters [lour in'ipxecutive session, the sen- (jourued till Monday. J. sentiment of foreigners as well as of na lives, and to conclude, as far as possible from the facts, whether it would be ad vantageous to this country to annex the island.” The senate Thursday confirmed the following nominations: Theodore Run yan, of New Jersey, as minister to Ger many; Walter D. Dabney, of Virginia, as solicitor for the department of state Edward B. Whitney, of New York, ai assistant attorney general; James C. Jen kins, of Wisconsin, ns United States cir cuit judge for the seventh judiciul cir cuit; (.has. B. Stuart, of Texas, as judge o' the United States court for the Indian Territory; Abner Gaines, of Arkansas, as marshal of the United States for the Eastern district of Arkansas; Joseph TV. House, of Arkansas,-as attorney for the United States for the Eastern district of Arkansas; Clifford L. Jackson, of the Indian Territory, as attorney for the United States court for the Indian Terri tory; Ernest P. Baldwin, of Maryland,as first auditor of the treasury; Thomas Holcomb, of Delaware, as fifth auditor of the treasury. New Nominations. The president, Monday, sent the following nominations to the senate: James R. Eustis, of Louisiana, to be en voy extraordinary and minister plenipo tentiary of the United States to France; 'Ihecdore Runyon, of New Jersey, to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Germany; John E. Riseley, of New York, to be envoy extraordinary and minister p'enipotentiary of the United States to Deo mark; James G. Jenk ins, of Wisconsin, to be United States circuit judge for the seventh judicial circuit; Walter D. Dabney, of Virginia, to be solicitor for the depart ment of state; David T. Guyton, of Mis sissippi, to be United States marshal for the northern district of Mississippi; Ern est P. Baldwin, of Maryland, to be first auditor of the treasury; Thomas Hol combe, of Delaware, to be fifth auditor of the treasury; Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, to be commissioner of railroads; John A. Dyson, to be post muster at Washington, Ga. The president sent to the senate Wed nesday another batch of nominations among which are the following: John H, Seymour, of Connecticut, to be com- mUsioner of patents; Silas W. Lamoreux, of Wisconsin, to be commissioner of the general land office; ’William H. Sims, of Mississippi, to be first assistant secretary of the interior; Edward A. Bowers, of Washington, D. C., to be assistant com missioner of the general land office; Henry C. Bell, to be second deputy commis sioner of pensions; Horace II. Lurton, of Tennessee, to be United States circuit judge for the sixth judicial circuit; Max Judd, of Mi-souri, to Le consul general at Vienna. I AilSOUT THE DEPARTMENTS. kry (Jarlisle is advised that $500,- |ld was taken from the subtreas- fork, Tuesday, for shiptneut " is the first gold ship- ph 11th. ; named fourth-class post- [iscd to the presidential Cloveport, Ky.: Plaiu- lue Hill and Randolph, Edmond and llennessy, Tenn. ig confirmations were ate Wednesday: Frank |ey of the United States David T. Guyton, Ifnited States Northern lippi; William H. Haw- l.the United States dis- |iih*| of Michigan, has lisbursing clerk and su- Ithc postoffice depart ure Davenport, resign- Iheld this office during llr. Cleveland’s former ll for some months un- Jrrison. i are 2, rj^'ostofucea in Georgia nothing over ten thousand appli- 1 these plumbs. Naturally the "gressmeu are somewhat per- ake selections for each office Ihen the applications come in by [ire in every mail, sometimes they tyish they were not congressmen. ta*t!c v aotpgrqsswan’s life is any- j'n happy’ one right now. important of the bach of j' eent’to the senate, Wednes- lat of Horace H. Lurton, of to be judge of the sixth judi- / vice Judge Jackson promot- Mbiited States supreme bench. ;he present chief justice l is regarded as one of s in the state. He is a :han fifty, and was en- I I and delegation of Ten sle, Thursday, signed [mount of $250,120 in fid’s fair commission, n souvenir half dollars, up to this time has re pp* the $2,500,000 ap- -css payable in. sou- lot The secretary has g>f the original appro ver security, as pro ved States, is given by o the secretary of tho filing for Hawaii Tues- ^er Blount had this to object of his trip: “The have the idea that I am c.rds with instructions, Siili 'Truththat I have cally. GROWTH OF THE SOOTH. The Industrial Development During the Past Week. The review of tho industrial situation in the Soutli for the paBt week shows tho organization of steel plants at Birmingham, Aia., by the Tennessee Coal, Iron A It. It, Co., and at Thomas, Ala., by the Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing Co.; of an irrigation company with $1,000,000 cadital, at Brownsville, Texas, by the Chatfleld Irrigation Co.; of a mining company at Blacksburg, S. C., with $1,000,000 capital, by the Carolina Manufacturing and Reduction Co.; of a telephone company with $500,000 capital, at Cnviueton, Ky., by the Te.eplione, Teiegraph and Electrical Co.; of a cotton seed company with $250,000 capital, at New Orleans, La., by the Colton Seed Hull Co.; of a $150,000 oil mill at Douison, Texas, by the National Cotton Seed Oil Co.; of a rice mill at Crowley, La., witli $100,000 capital; of a cot ton mill with $100,000 capital, at Anniston, Ala.; or an $3 1,000 ice and refrigerating com pany at Houston, Texas, by the H. Henk Ico and R.frigeiating Co.; and of a lumber com pany at Louisville, Ky., with $00,000 capital, by the Beargrass Lumber Co. The aggregate capital repor*e | f (lr this week’s new organiza- - tious exceeds $5,250,000. Sixty-nine new industries were established or incorporated during the week, together with S enlargements of manufactories, and twenty- aev.n important new buildings. Among the new industries not already referred to are ag ricultural implement works at Johnson City, Teuu., witii $50,000 capital; brick and tile works at Alexandria, Ya., canning works at Tifton. Ga.. and Angleton, Texas; electrio light and powe,r companies at Meridian, Miss., cap ital $50,005, and at Brinkley, Ark., Ellisrille, Miss., and Trenton, Tenn.; ice factories at Huntsville, Tenn., and Lexington, Ky.; a ma chine sliop at Gonzales, Texas; a coal mining company at Knoxville, Tenn.: oil mills at Mon- r. e snil v-ndoli*, La., Grand View and Gonzales Texas; a $.',0,000 packing house at Jackson, His\, and one at Canton, Miss- A sluai factory is reported at Alexandria, Va., with $100,000 capital, by the Leather Shaving Shoe company; cotton mills at Ozark and Pell City, Ala., Griffin and LaGrange, Ga., and China Grove, N. C., and a knitting mil), at Mobile, Ala. A tobacco factory will be es tablished at Moeksville, N. C., and a wood pulp faotory at Burnside, Ky. Among new wooden plants are a carriage factory at Roan oke, Va.; furniture factory at Texarkana, Ark., Middlesborough, Ky.. Aberdeen, Miss., Athens and Chattanooga, Tenn, and planing mills at Montgomery, Ala., and• Galveston, Texas. Waterworks are to be built at Brewton, Ala., and Rocky Mount, N. C., and enlarged at Way- cross, Ga., and Victoria, Tex: Among the new buildings of tlie wee k are a bank building at Hempstead, Tex., churches at Anniston, Ala., and LoutBville.Ky.; hotels at Union City, Tenn., and Marion, Va., a school building at Laredo, Tex., and warehouses at Nashville, Tenu., and Luling, Tex.—Tradesman (Chattenooga, Tenn. FUNERAL OF JULES FERRY. no instructions from -land uor an y one el8e> to investigate the whole ation; to determine the His Burial Hade a State Occasion in Paris, Wednesday. The burial of the great French states man, Jules Ferry, at Paris, Wednesday, was made a state occasion and represen tatives of all distinguished orders were present. Thousands of strangers throng ed the streets interested, spectators of the ceremonies. An immense mortuary chapel with naive and transepts, had been erected in the courtyard of the Luxembourg. It was draped with black cloih, edged with silver lace and emblazoned with the mon ogram of the dead statesman. The coffin, covered with a crimson and white pall, remained until 1 o’clock in the Salle des Garden, where the body has lain in state, and was then removed to the cata falque. It was followed by an almost endless procession throughout the streets, filled with uncovered crowns. Balconies and windows from the Luxembourg to the i ail way station were thronged with silent men and women. At the station the troops pressed back the crowd and forced a double line, between which the coffin was carried to the train for St. Die. There was no disorder during the serv ices or on the way to the railway station, although the police had expected and prepared for a hostile political demon stration. TELEGEAPHIC GLEANINGS, The News of the WorM Condense! Into Pithy am! Pointed Paragraphs, Interesting and Instructive to Classes of Readers. AH Senator Morgan Has Recovered. A cablegram was received at Washing ton Monday, from Sesator Morgan, dated at Southampton, in which he states that he is well and will proceed to Paris at one®. Hack ay Improving. A San Francisco dispatch of Wednes day says: The condition of John W. Mackay, who was shot by a madman two weeks age, continues to improve. Influenza has appesred in a virulent form throughout southern Russia. Peter Svancc, the Swedish and Nor wegiaD consul at Chicago, died Tuesday. Six bombs were thrown in Rome, Italy, Tuesday. General alarm is felt. No arrests have been made. A London cable dispatch says: Wed nesday, for the fiftietn time, the crews of Oxford and Cambridge sat in their shells on the Thames river and rowed for dear life to win, and Oxford won her twenty-seventh victory over Cambridge The one hundred and seventy weavers employed by the Johnson Manufacturing Company, makers of fiue ginghams, at Nortn Adams, Mass., struck Wednesday for more pay, and in consequence the entire mill, employing four hundred hands, has been shut down. Miss Clara Barton, president of the American National Red Cross, has ac ceptea the magnificent gift of between 700 and 800 acres of land on the borders of the blue grass region in the state of Indiana, tendered the association last month by Dr. Joseph Gardner, of Bed ford, Ind. Owing to the alarming growth of spec ulation from the funds of charitable in stitutions of Arkansas, her house of rep resentativfs,Wednesday, passed and sent to the senate a bill placing in the hands of a board of trustees, one from each con gressional district control of all charita ble institutions in the state. Prairie fires are ranging for miles around the city of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and much damage is being done. A considerable amount of property has been destroyed and some stock injured. Near the little town of Evansville, Tues day night, several houses and barns were swept away and many farms swept clean of everything. A New York dispatch of Thursday says: The present indications are that $2,000,000 gold will be exported by Sat urday’s steamers. Two houses are ex pected to ship $1,000,000 each. This amount may be increased $500,000 by a third house, which has had orders for the past week, but shipment may be de ferred until Thursday week. The arrangement for the series of evan gelical meetings to be conducted by Mr. Moody in Chicago during the fair, were completed Thursday. The evangelist has surrounded himself with a staff of able Christian workers from every part of the country and Europe, and prepara tions have been made to hold meetings each night in every part of the city, be ginning May 1st. The National Plate Glass Company was incorporated at Springfield, Ohio, Thursday. The capital stock of the new company is $8,000,000. The object, as stated in the charter, is to manufacture and deal in plate glass, etc. Dealers in glass look upon the new corporation with suspicion. Some think it is the begin ning of the consolidation of the plate glass interest of the country. The striking miners of the MoDonga- hela valley met at Monongahela City,Pa., Thursday, and resolved unanimously to remain out until the operators conceded to their demand for 3} cents per bushel. Two families were evicted from the company’s houses and three more have been notified to vacate within ten days. The strikers say that starvation is the only thing that will break the strike. A Topeka, K«s., special of Tuesday says: Viewing with alarm the successful efforts being made by Governor Lewel- lingand his adjutant general to organize independent military companies, in ad dition to the regular national guard,Mrs. Lease has commenced to organize the women of Kansas into a peace associa tion. The object is not only to prevent war, but to resolutely frown down any attempt to form organizations whose ob ject is bloodshed. The Carcegie 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 plate weighing 200,000 tons can easily be worked in one piece. Another of the numerous sales of Washington relics that have been held at Philadelphia in the past few years was begun Wednesday. An autograph letter of Washington, written from Mount Vernon on December 13, 1799, one day before his death, and the last letter he ever wrote, was sold to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for $850. Washington’s secretary and book case was sold for $2,000 and his card tables for $260 apiece and his dining table for $885. A Philadelphia dispatch of Wednes day says: Before the close of the week, there will be no less than 1,642,000 Co lumbian souvenir half dollars in the special vault in which they are kept in the United States mint in this city, and probably Saturday the fire millionth or Inst coin of the series will be struck and placed aside with Colonel Bosbyshell’s certificate to the last one coined. The amount then on hand will be about 33 per cent of the total coined, and it is not known how long the souvenirs will be left in the mint. A special cable dispatch of Thursday from Berlin, Germany, says: The Prus sian government having issued an order prohibiting Russian and Austrian emi grants from crossing the frontier into Russian territory, and from buying tick ets that would give Russian and Austrian emigrants passage througb Prussian ter ritory to German ports, the agents of the Liverpool and Glasgow lines of trans-At lantic steamships have opened offices in Rotterdam, Holland, whence the emigrants who reach there will be shipped for America by way of Great Britain. A New York special says: Despite the various denials, a strong impression prevails among well-informed bankers in Wall street that J. Pierepont Morgan, of the banking house of Drexel, Morgan & Co., who sailed for Europe Thursday on the Majestic, has a commission from the government to arrange the sale of bonds abroad. If an issue becomes necessary to replenish the treasury stock of gold the bonds would be issued under the re funding act, and would bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent. The bonds would probably command a premium of 12 or 13 per cent. A cablegram from Moscow, Russia, says: Mayor Alex jex was shot dead Tues day afternoon in the city hall by a man named Adrainoff. The city council had met to elect a new mayor. 51. Alexjeff had just called the meeting to order when Adrainoff pushed his way past the doorkeeper and entered the reception room. He demanded loudly to see the mayor, and M. Alexjeff left the chair to ascertain his business. As Adrainoff be gan to approach him with dishonesty and oppression of the people, M. Alexjeff ordered him to leave the building. Adrainoff then drew a revolver and shot the mayor in the stomach. FIGHT WITH DESPERADOES. A Sheriff Killed and a Deputy Wonnd- ed—Judge Lynch Takes a Hand. i A terrible tragedy occurred on the Knoxville and Ohio passenger train Sat urday morning before daylight at Hell’s oint, a peculiarly significant name, one le and a half east of Newcomb, in ampbell county, in which Sheriff John Barnett, of Campbell county, was killed; Deputy Sheriff John Dale, probably fa tally shot; Crusoe Smith mortally wound ed, and Jesse Jones sustained several se rious injuries. Sheriff Burnett and Deputy Sheriff Dale went to Jelico Friday from Jacks- boro, to arrest a miner by the name of Jesse Jones, on the charge of carrying concealed weapons. Jones was promptly arrested. The arrest was made on the Tennessee side of the line dividing Kentucky ahd Tennessee, not far from Jellico. Soon afterwards a number of miners, friends of Jones, came to the rescue of Joues and succeeded in taking him away from the officers. They then hastened to the Kentucky line and bade defiance to the Tennessee officers who deemed it prudent not to cross the line. The rescue and fight took place on the train, which was at the time running at the rate of thirty miles an hour. When the sheriff was killed, Deputy Sheriff Dale, who had opened fire upon the murderous assailants of himself and his superior of ficer, was overpowered and rushed to the rear platform of the smoker and was thrown off.(his assailants leaping after him. The train was stopped by this time, and was run back to the point where the shooting had commenced. Dale was found wandering about the woods near the track in a dazed and partially de mented condition. His senses gradually returned, however, and it was found that he had been shot in the temple, receiving a very dangerous wound. Crusoe Smith and Jesse Jones were found near where the deputy was come upon. They were lying by the side of the railroad apparently dead, but they soon returned to consciousness. Jones, the prisoner, was found to have a broken arm, sustaining injuries about the head also. Crusoe Smith has in a critical condition. He was shot in the breast and stomach and his right arm was broken. Dale sufficiently recovered from the shock which he had sustained to take charge of Crusoe Smith and Jesse Jones. Two other men who took part in the shooting made their escape. When the train reached Careyviile, the nearest railroad point to Jacksboro, the deputy sheriff got off with his two priso ners to take them to the Jacksboro jail. The body of the sheriff was also taken off at Careyvilie. JONES LYNCHED. A special from Jellico, Tenn., says: Judge Lynch held a meeting Saturday at midnight at Jacksboro, Tenn., and at daylight the form of Jesse Jones was found hanging to an old fashioned gate beam a quarter of a mile east of the town limits. It was the penalty for shooting down Sheriff John Burnett on the south bound Louisville and Nashville train Saturday morning while he was attempt- to execute the law and aid the con ductor in protecting the passengers from a gang of desperadoes, of which Jones was one. MORE PANAMA CONVICTIONS. THROUGHOUT THE SODTH Notes ot Her Progress and Prosperity Briefly Epitomize! And Important Happenings from Day to Day Tersely Told. Charles DeLesseps, Bailm ut and BJon- diu Found Guilty. A special cable dispatch of Tuesday from Paris states that Charles DeLesseps, accused of corrupting ex-Ministerof Pub lic Works Baihaut to support the Panama lottery bonds bill, has been found guilty by the jury. Baihaut, who confessed his guilt in open court, and Blondin, who acted as go-between in the bribery of Baihaut, was found guilty. All the other prisoners were acquitted. The court, after deliberation, sentenced M. Baihut to imprisonment for five years, to pay a fine of 750,000 francs and to the loss of civil rights. M. Blondin was sentenced tc imprisonment for two years and Charles de Lesseps to imprisonment for one year, the one year to run concur rently with the five years’ sentence already imposed on him. All three of the convicted prisoners were condemned by the civil parties to the proceedings. The sentences of Charles de Ltsseps and Blondin were comparatively light on the round of extenuating circumstances. The court also oidered M. de Lesseps, 51. Blondin and M. Baihaut to pay to 51. Monchicourt, liquida'or of the Panama Cana! Company, 375,000 francs, the amount taken from tlie treasury of the company and paid to M. Baihaut for his influence in favor of the lottery loan bill. FLOUR DUST EXPLOSION. Burning Mill Blown to Atoms, Wreaking Death and Destruction. At 3:30 o’clock Tuesday morning fire was discovered in the big Keeler flour ing mill, at Litchfield, 111., and despite the efforts of the employes, it quickly spread throughout the building. In less than 20 minutes the flames were beyond control. While the firemen were fight ing the flames there was a terrific explo sion, caused by flour dust, and the im mense structure was blown to fragments John Cowle, head millwright, was in stantlv killed. Several employes were seriously injured. The explosion wrecked nearly every business house in the village. Many persons were badly hurt by flying bricks and falling timbers. Tae damage to the mill alone will reach one million dollars, and other property is damaged over $150,000. The shock was feit in the adjoining villages of Clyde, Butler, Gillespie and Hillsboro. JUDGE DUBOSE TO BE TRIED. The Committee Recommends That Im peachment Proceedings be Begun. In the Tennessee house of representa tives, Monday, the special committee of five appointed to investigate the charges against Judge Julius J. DuBose, of Shelby county, submitted its report which was to the effect that it was the committee’s opinion that the charges were sufficient for impeachment proceed ings to be instituted. The committee recommended that another committee be appointed to have the charges sworn to. Two motions were made, one to appoint the committee suggested and the other that the house go into a committee of the whole to take sworn statements in sup port of the charges. , The murder case of M. B. Curtis (“Sam’l of Posen”) will be taken up for ils third trial in San Francisco in a few days. R. B. MacDonald’s distillery, mill, coopershop, dwelling house and office at Falmouth, Kv., burned Tuesday night. Loss $40,000; no insurance. He will rc build at once. The Pittsburg coal king and turfman, Captain S.. S. Brown, has determined to establish a breeding farm for trottin L stock in Kentucky. His farm will be located near LaGrange. The majority of the church pastors of Raleigh, N. C., decided by reasoH of the fact that Moody, the evangelist, was not an ordained authorized evangelist, it wa9 best not to invite him to that city to conduct a meeting. The action has rais ed a great stir. The North Alabama Furnace, the plant of the Spathite Iron Company, at Florence, went into blast Tuesday even ing. The furnace will make spathite iron from ore found near Iron City, Tenn. It is a new and valuable kind of ore, hitherto unknown in the south. Truck farmers of South Carolina met at Charleston Wednesday and took steps for applying to the interstate railroad commission for a reduction in rates on fruit and vegetables to northern points. They have called on northern dealers to assist them in making their application. Captain Harry Jackson, of Atlanta, has been employed as special counsel by the attorney general of the United States to prosecute the Gate City bank case or cases if more than one grows out of the investigation. He was already connected with the case as bank council, but now both are merged. The nomination by the president of Hon. S. S. Sims, of Columbus Miss., as assistant secretary of the interior, created much favorable comment at Jackson, it being generally remarked that Governor Sims will adorn the position, should he accept the same, as he has the ability to serve in any station. The railway commission of North Car olina heard an important ca3e at Raleigh, Thursday. It was the case of Ormond aaainst the Richmond and Danville rail way, the complaint being that the rail way refused to refund the unused portions of two tickets from Winston to Goldsbo ro. The commission ordered the railway to refund. Dr. P. W. Peoples, chairman of the Central Davis Monument Association, has issued a call for the directors to meet in the office of the secretary of state, at Jackson, 51iss., on Friday, March 31st, at 10 o’clock a. m., to con sider what- disposition shall be made of the funds in the treasury of the associa tion subscribed for the erection of a mon ument to Jefferson Davis. Official announcement having been made by the Mississippi stab: land com missioner that the state 1 mds would be put on the market April 21, as prescrib ed by law, and it appearing that April 2d, falls on Sunday, the land commis sioner announces that no applications will be received or filed for lands, and no lands put on sale until 9 o’clock Mon day morning, April 3. 1893. The town of Purvis, Alisa., on theNew Orleans and Northeastern railroad,fifteen miles east of Meridian, was destroyed by incendiaries Wednesday night. Shortly after midnight the torch was applied to five buildings in different portions of the town, and within two hours’ time almost every store and residence in the place was wiped out. The people ran panic- stricken into the streets and the greatest excitement prevailed. The North Carolina railway commis sion is placed in a very awkward posi tion by the supreme court’s decision m the case of 5Iayo against the Western Union Telegraph Company. The court decides that the commisson has authori ty to enforce penalties it may require for failure to deliver telegrams within a reasonable time. Tuesday the case of Yopp against the Western Union for this reason was dismissed for want of juris- tion. Bills were passed Thursday in the North Carolina legislature,providing that the speaker of the senate and the speaker of the house shall be in the line of suc cession to the gubernatorial chair in case of the death of the governor. In the senate bills were passed ceding jurisdic tion over certain lands to the United States for the use of Chicksmauga Na tional park,and creating the office of pri vate secretary to the governor at a salary of $1,200 per annum. The Southern Land and Lumber com pany of Dry Run, Ark., one of the largest saw mill plants in Arkansas, was put into the hands of a receiver Thurs day by Judge Williams, of the United States circuit court, on the application of N. C. Foster, president of the com pany, of Chicago. George K. Smith, secretary and manager, was appointed receiver. The company’s assets are $200,000. It is believed they will pay dollar for dollar. Well authenticated reports say the town of Tupelo, 5Iis»., was destroyed by a severe storm Thursday. The little town of Kelly, fifteen miles from 3Iem- phis, Tenn., on the 5Iemphis and Bir mingham railway, was wiped out during the same storm. No lives lost. Partic ulars not obtainable at present. A dis patch from Cleveland, Miss., states that a cloudburst and storm destroyed con siderable property in that vicinit y Thurs day. The Louisiana state immigration con vention was organized at New Orleans, Tuesday. It was attended by represen tatives from the leading parishes of the state and the city of New Orleans, and met in response to a call by Governor Foster. The Governor delivered an able address on the immigration nbjec% urg ing the convention to adopt piaDS for the establishment of permanent associations throughout the state for the dissemina tion of information touching the te- sources of the state, and designed to at tract immigrants from ail sections. The cotton firm of Dobbins & Dazey, of Nashville, Teen., with branch houses in Memphis, New Orleans, Little Rock, Montgomery, Mobile and other cities made a special assignment Thursday afternoon to secure special liahililies. The special debts covered amount to over $300,000, and the assets are scattered over mmy states. The bulk of the indebtedness sought to be secured by the assignment is held in New York and Hartford, Conn. The failure has created a sensa tion. How much the firm owes over and above the amounts set forth in this as signment is not obtainable. A Raleigh, N. C., dispatch of Thurs day says: Inquiries carefully made of many farmers show that a reduction of 18 to 20 per cent in the tobacco acreage may be expected for the approaching season. Inquiries also show that there will be a considerable increase in the cotton acreage, estimates ranging from 10 to 20 per cent as compared with last season. The agricultural commissioner states that an increase is certain despite attempts of his department and of many merchants to stop it. The sales of fer tilizers ate unusually heavy, and that is good proof of a large crop. The farm ers in most cases will not listen to argu ments for a reduced acreage. TRADE NOTES. Bradstreet’s and Dun’s Review of Business for Past Week. R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of trade says: The distribution of goods continues very large for the season in spite of the extraordinary weather, some failures and a tight money market. Storms and severe cold have retarded trading and collecting throughout a large part of the country, and doubtless caused much of tne monetary pressure, though a larger part is due to the great excess of imports over exports. Money is not, as usual, tight, only as on call or for speculation, but there has been greater difficulty here than for many years past in effecting commercial loans. In spite of all these things, confidence is unabated and business is remarkably large with some signs of improvement. Exports of breadstuffs, cotton, provis ions, cattle and oil in Febiuary were but $40,982,231, against $66,304,712 last year, which, with the increase of nearly $8,000,000 in imports at New York, in dicates a probable excess in that month of about $15 ,000,000, against an excesss of exports in the same months last year of $21,000,000. Exports in 5Iareh also have been small, at New York $4,540,- 000 less than a weeks than last year. Speculation in product has been naturally depressed, cotton being at one time 1-4 and now 3-16 lower than a weak ago, with sales of over 2,200,000. Wheat is 2 1-2 cents lower, with sales of 26,000,000 bushels, the government esti mate of 185,000,000 bushels in the farm er’s hands, besides 79,000.000 bushels in visible supply, making it clear that a great surplus would havo to be carried over next July. Receipts at the west continue heavy, 1,700,000 bushels in four day9 this week, against less]than 400,000 exported. Corn is nearly a cent lower and pork products have declined a little. Yet the enormous strength of speculative combi nations to uphold prices still prevents free movement of products abroad, Chicago reports great demand for cur rency in farming regions, active trade in merchandise, with satisfactory orders, but at St. Louis trade Is very heavy, es pecially with the southwest, while lead is very strong, but flour mills are running half time. Cattle re ceipts at Kansas City are lib eral, the tone at Omaha is sanguine and collections are improved at St. Joseph. No improvement is seen at St. Paul, but trade ut Denver and Little Rock is fair; at Atlanta and ilontgomery fair. At Columbus collections are slow and money very tight, but at Mobile business i$ good. At New Orleans sugar is dull and rice not improved, with money firm but in ample supply. The iron industry shows improvement. Prices are steady, though extremely low, with less pressure to realize, and little more demand is seen for bar and plate iron and steel, while structural works are well employed, though not at better priors. Copper is steady, lead firm, at $3.90, but tin is a quarter lower. The shoe business is large. Cattle receipts at the west are smaller and bad weather or strikes, or fear of strikes, effect all railway movements to some extent. The business failures occurring throughout the country during last seven days number 220, as compared with 225 last week. For the corresponding week last year the figures were 240. WHAT BRADSTllEKT SAYS. Bradstreet’s report says: The general trend of prices is downward. Cotton has been down 3-8 on the prolongation of the English strike and the liquidation of holders who felt the squeeze in money, but later in the week it recovered 1-4 cents due to purchases on speculative ac count. Wheat shows a small gain and corn is no worse off. Foreign trade in the United States for the seventh month ended Jan. 81st was 5 per cent less in value than in a like portion of 1891-’92, owing to a decrease in the value of ex ports amounting to nearly 20 per cent, while importations, both free and dutia ble, increased only 15 per cent. The fal ling off in values of domestic exports is more than accounted for by the decreases in values of breadstuffs, cotton and other agricultural produce sent abroad. In interviews with Bradstreets leading financiers admit that the commercial dis counts are still greatly restricted, but claim that while money is tight the abil ity of commercial interests to resist the pressure and postpone borrowing is as remarkable as it is unquestioned. The interruption to trade west and northwest, due to unfaborable weather, high water and railroad block ides, con tinues. The exceptions are Chicago and St. Louis, where leading staple lines are in excellent condition and the volume of transactions during February is larger than the total for that month in 1892. The surprising strength of the price of wheat in the face of the most bearish statistical position ever reported at a like season of the year is a tribute to the ability of the bull clique at Chicago, aided by the enormous short interest there. The stocks of wheat available here and abroad leave no doubt that the world’s reserves on July 1st next will be heavy. The United States is evidently able to export 6,000,000 bushels of wheat each week, flour Included, for the re mainder of the crop year, if required, whereas thb weekly exports are hardly more than 8,000. This week the total sent abroad, from both coasts, is 2,086,- 000 bushels, compared with 2,984,000 bushels last week and with 3,818,000 bushels in the same week a year ago and 2,733,000 bushels two years ago. The general trade is dull in the province of Quebec. The wholesale trade through out the province of Ontario is fairly sat isfactory and prices generally firm except for grain, which is dull. The spring trade in Nova Scotia will be later this year than last, as the interior is still cov ered with ice and Bnow. A REMARKABLE IHDDSTRY. Ssscial Report oa Ptepiiale Mum ii Prepared by Commissioner Tucker* au Ex perl—Million* Invested in Land Plants, aud .Millions More Expended for Labor—Millions of Tons Yet in Sight. Hr. Blount Satis tor Hawaii. Ex-Congressman Blount, commissioner to Hawaii, arrived at San Francisco Monday morning and shortly after 16 o’clock sailed for Honolulu on the Uni ted Stat as cutter Rush. It is expected that ha will make the trip in about eight Washington, 5Iarch 20.—Commission er of Labor Carroll D. Wright ha compliance with a resolution of the Sen ate, just forwarded to that body a report on the phosphate industry. The chief materials for this report have been col- b cted by Capt. James F. Tucker, one of the department’s special agents, and a gentleman thoroughly familiar with the industry. The report gives, in the intro duction, a brief resume of the character of phosphate as used for fertilizing, and then, in chapters 1 and 3, a very full ac count of the industry as it has grown and now exists in Florida and South Carolina. The industry is located in the Statig of North and South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. But little is done, however, in the first and the last named States. The Commissioner’s report cov ers 137 phosphate mining establishments, 106 being in Florida, 30 In South Caro lina and 1 in North Carolina. Phosphates were discovered in South Carolina in 1867-’8, and the importance of discovery was promptly recognized and appreciated, both by scientific and by business men. In 1868 the South Carolina mines produced 12,262 tons, while in 1891 they produced 572,949 tons. The Florida phosphate deposits were discovi red in 1878, snd their last annual output was 582,027 tons. The last an nual output of South Carolina mines was 698,979 tons, and of the North Carolina mines reported 8,700 tons, or a total for the whole industry of 1,231,703 tons. This quantity was valued at the mines at $7,153,201. Operators in all the four states men tioned control 265,638 acres of land and 170} miles of river. Of the land, 193,- 848 acres are in Florida. The total value of the capital invested in plants in the industry is $4,705,582, and in land, $14,366,067. The average number of hands employed in the industry is 9,165, and of this number 5,242 are employed in South Carolina mines. The total ex penditure for labor for the last year was $2,473,265. The average earnings in the Florida land mines was $211 for each person em ployed, and in the river mines $355, a higher grade of skill being required in the river mines than in the land mines. In South Carolina the average earn ings in the land mines was $287 per an num, and in the river mines $278. The report gives all the available facts relating to the cost of production and opportunities for labor, as well as the general statistics, these being given in detail and by summaries. Relative to the opportunities for labor, it is found that wages are very fair, so far as rates are concerned, the annual earnings, of course, depending upon the number of days the mines are operated in each lo cality. The average pay of blacksmiths in Florida is $1.85; blasters, $1.25; dredge- men, $1.25; engineers,$1.98; carpenters, $1.99; captains of dredges, $3.93; ma chinists, $2.45; firemen, $1.33 and fore men, $1.93. In South Carolina chief engineers and mechanics receive $4.16 per day on the average; engineers, $2.27; foremen, $2.28; machin’sts, $2.54; blacksmiths, $1.45, and cirpenters, $1.63. AU of these wages, for both Florida and South Caro lina, are for land mines. In river mining the averages are usual ly higher in some respects, carpenters receiving $2.33 per day;engineers,$2.26, and machinists, $3.48 in Florida. In South Carolina, engineers receive $3.24; foremen, $3.88; machinists, $2.81, et«. In addition to the wag@3 paid in the mines, a large body of longshoremen have been brought into employment through the phosphate industry, the amount of wages paid to this class of men being, for 1892, $121,695; while the wages paid for manipulating and con verting phosphate into super-phosphate are estimated at $1,587,600, or a total wage roll added to the industry of the States named, through the discovery of phosphate, of $4,182,910, the payment of this large sum being due entirely to the new indus'rv of phosphate mining, and it is of course a constant yearly ad - dition to the economic force of States in which the industry is carried on. In ad dition to this, labor is benefited through the wage cost of transportation,drayage, warehousing and other handling, which in the aggregate amounts to a very con siderable sum. The future opportunities for labor in this industry are best illustrated by con sidering the quantities of phosphate in sight. The Di-pactment of Labor has Taken greatest pains to ascertain the uture opportunities for labor by collect ing information on this particular point. Dr. Wyatt, in “Posphates of America,” gives the lowest estimate for South Caro lina, in round numbers, as 15,000,000 tons in sight. This amount, at the pres ent rate of production, would keep the industry in full activity for twenty-eight years from 1891. Captain Tucker of the Department of Labor has made very careful estimates relative to Florida, North Carolina and Georgia, and other States, and he con cludes that in the State of Florida the amount in sight is 133.095,835 tons; for the other States, 1,000,000. These vari ous estimates show a total of 149,055,- 835 tons of phosphate in sight, and this statement shows better than any other the future opportunities for employment of labor in this industry. No discoveries of any considerable quantities of phosphate have been made (luring the past two years. Of course, as the commissioner remarks, it is im possible to say what developments will take place in the future in the way of discoveries. Opportunities for labor, therefore, have been considered solely with reference to existing conditions. The estimates are conservative, and prob ably below rather than above the real facts The endeavor has been to avoid all ex- aggerations, which come from specula tive estimates, and to secure only those judgments which are based upon abso lute knowledge and in many cases, upon actual measurements. TREMONT TEMPLE IN RUINS. Horrible Fate of Siberian Exiles. Advices of Monday from St. Peters burg, Russia, give the details of a sad iocs of life among a band of convicts bound for the prisons of Siberia. The baud numbered three hundred and seventy-four persons, including a large number sentenced to exile for political crimes. In accordance with the custom, the convicts were marching to their va rious destinations. Two hundred and Derished. including seven One of Boston’s Old Landmark’s De« stroyed by Fire. Fire broke out about 7 o’clock Sunday morning in Tremont temple ob Tremont street, Boston, Mass., and before noon the entire structure was gutted. The loss is variously estimated at from $325,- 000 to $375,000, while the Parker house, opposite, is believed to have been dam aged by water to tho extent of $5,000. Besides the Union Temple church, there were a number of offices in the building, including the American Baptist Mission ary Mission, Home Mission Society, the business and editorial departments of the Watchman and the Baptist Social Union, office of Woman’s Voice, loyal women of America. Tremont temple, which was originally a theater, has been one of the most con spicuous buildings of Boston in the gen eration. Since 1863 it has been cele brated all over the country as the largest Baptist church iu New England, if not in America, and the headquarters of that denomination. The purpose of taking it for religious purposes was stated in the original appeal for purchase money ' found a church in Boston where ail pe: sous, whether rich or poor, without difi tinction of color or condition, might worship. On December 7th, after re modeling, the house was dedicated, but on the night of March 31, 1853, the tem ple was burned. The loss was $178,365; insurance $45,244. A new building on the old site was completed, however, in December, 1853, at a cost of $166,000. On August 14, 1879, the building was destroyed again by fire but was promptly rebuilt and re opened on October 17, 1880, at a cost of more than $230,000. The auditorium was one of the largest in the country, beiDg 122 feet in length, seventy-two in width and sixty-six in heighth. A NEW PARTY. To be Organized by Ministers, Prohi bitionists and Women. A conference of ministers and prohi bitionists interested in the formation of a new national political organization was begun in LaFavette hall, PitLburg, Pa., the birthplace of the republican party, Thursday morning. When the confer ence was called to order there was just twenty-three men and ten women pres ent and a majority of these were from the immediate vicinity. After welcom ing the delegates, the chairman read the platform of the propos'd party and a call for the meeting signed by two thous and persons. The 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 trial reforms as are nteded in this coun try. A committee on permanent organiza tion was appointed. The question of naming the new party occupied most of the time of the convention. It was de cided to let the matter go over to some future time. Among the names suggested were “national reform party” “national prohibition party,” “abolition party” and “national party.” A committee was appointed to arrange for a state confer ence to take place June 6th, after which the conference adjourned. REORGANIZATION TALK. Drexel, Morgan & Co., Will Take Charge of the Richmond Terminal. The New York Herald in its issue of Tuesday says: The ieorganiz:ng of the big Richmond Terminal system of more than eight thousand milts of railway by Drexel, Morgan & Co., may now be said to be assured. The plan is about ready and may be announced any day. One of the first steps toward restoring order out of chaos will be the appointment of a receiver for the Richmond and Dan ville railroad, who will represent Drexel, Morgan & Co., and be entirely independ ent of either faction in the company. Samuel Spencer, who is connected with the banking firm, will be selected for the position. It is understood that Receiver Reuben Foster will be the one to retire. Receiv er Huidekoper will remain, but will act in harmony with the proposed scheme of reorganization. Drexel, Morgan & Co. thus have complete access to the books and all Deces3ary legal steps can be taken without interruption. There had been extensive preparations for the reorgani zation before the banking firm found their way clear to take charge. All of the prominent gentlemen who have been associated with the management in re cent times have willingly submitted to questioning and agreed to assist any scheme that may b': suggested. AN EXTRA SESSION CERTAIN. Congress Will be Called Together About the First of September. President Cleveland has decided to call an extra session of congress about the 1st of September. It may be a lit tle earlier. He will do it for the pur pose of giving more time for the prep aration of a tariff bill in order that it may be passed in time to go into effect on the 1st of July, 1894. He discussed the matter with Mr. Springer and several other callers Tuesday and notified them that he had decided upon this program. He would not call it later than the 1st of September, though it may be a little earlier. The principal object Mr. Cleve land has in view is the repeal of the Mc Kinley law and the substitution of a democratic tariff measure in accordance with the Chicago platform. He also ex pects congress soon after its meeting to repeal the Sherman silver law and enact some substitute legislation. SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST. The Fall so Great as to Interfere with Railway Traffic at Many Points. Dispatches from fifty points in western and southern Minnesota and south Da kota indicate that a great storm is rag ing. At Faribault, and neighboring points, eight inches of snow fell, and this was followed by a heavy fall of hail and thunder and lightning. West of Aberdeen, S. D., the fall of snow was so great as to delay trains at St. Paul. The storm is followed in the far west by winds and a big thaw and possible floods are expected to follow. MACKAY GROWS WORSE. The Wound Inflicted Upon Him Some Time Ago May Prove Fatal. Millionaire John W. Mackay, who was shot a few weeks ago, has had a change for the worse, and is said to be in a dan gerous condition. Peritonitis has set in, and an operation will be necessary, and this, in Mackav’s weakened condition, will be dangerous. He knows his con dition and has cabled his wife’s son, who is in Liverpool, to come over at once.