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VOL. XI., NO 3G.
VIENNA, GA„ TUESDAY, APRIL L 1893.
Happeninffs from Day to Day in M
Appointments in the Various Depart
ments—Proceedings of tlie Senate.
The presentation of petitions at the
present extraordinary session was stopped
at Mondays session at the suggestion of
Mr. Gorman, and those petitions that
may be received hereafter are to be filed
with the secretary of the senate to be
presented at the next regular session.
The question as to the admisssion of the
three men appointed as senators from the
states of Montana, Wyoming ahd Wash
ington, was submitted in the shape of ma
jority reports from the common privileges
and elections in favor of their right to
seats Mr. Chandler offered two resolu
tions, which went over till Tuesday,
one calling on the secretary of
the treasury for copies of orders,
regulations, manifests and certificates
prepared and issued in execution
of the immigration act of March 3, 1893,
and the other instructing the committee
on immigration to inquire into the con
dition and character of alien emigrants
and into the working of the new immi
gration law with power to sit during recess
and send for persons and papers. The
resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Call
in relation to the commission authorized
by the last legislative appropriation bill
to examine into the civil service of the
executive branches of the government
wa3 called up, and after some discussion,
was without action. The senate theu
proceeded to executive session business
and soon adjourned.
At Tuesday’s session of the senate,
Mr. Vance, chairman of the committee
on privileges and election?, in behalf of
the majority of the committee, submit
ted a report ou the case of the lion. Lee
Mantle, finding (hat he is not entitled to
his seat as senator from Montana. The
report was signed by Messrs. Vance,
Grsy, Palmer and Mitchell. As in the
enseo f the majoiity report, presented
Monday by Senator Hoar, the minority
report deals directly only with the
claims of Mr. Mantle, but both are in
tended to cover as welt the cases of all
three of the appointed senators—Man
tle, Beckwith and Allen. The ques
tion presented, according to the mi
nority report, is, could the covernor of
a state appoint a senator at the beginning
of a new term, the legislature being in
session and refusing or failing to elec:?
The report quotes the constitutional pro
vision and act of 18G6, relative to the
election and appointment of senators,
and then contends that the original
terms of senators must begin by being
chosen by the legislature. Resolutions
to proceed to the election of secretary,
sergeant at-arms and chaplain of the sen
ate, who are not to take office until the
30th of June next, and nominations for
those offices respectfully William R
Coxe, of North Carolina; Rich
ard J. Bright, of Indiaua, and
Rev. Dr. William II. Milburn
were offered by Mr. Gorman and
laid over until Wednesday. Notice was
given by Mr. Hoar that he would call up
Wednesday the report of the committee
ou privileges and elections as to the three
senators appointed by the governors.
Mr. Hoar also offered resolutions, which
went over, instructing the committee on
privileges and elections to investigate the
allegations of criminal embezzlement
made against Senator Roach, of North
Dakota, and to report what is the duty
of the senate iu relation thereto. After
a short executive session the senate ad
The senate galleries were crowded
Wednesday morning, the spectators be
ing attracted probably by the expecta
tion of a discussion on the pending reso
lution for the election of officers, for the
admission of the senators under appoint
ment by governors, or for the investiga
tion of the charges against Mr. Roach, of
North Dakota. There was, however,
less than the usual number of senators in
attendance. Mr. Hoar called up, as a
question of privilege, the resolution re
ported by him from the committee
on privileges and elections, declaring
that Lee Mantle is entitled to be admitted
to bis seat as senator from the state of
Montana. The resolution was taken up
and the senate entered into what prom
ises to be a protracted debate. Mr. Pugh
delivered a constitutional argument iu
support of the position taken by the
committee. The discussion that follow
ed was participated iu by senators ou
lrotli sides of the chamber, most of them
indicating concurrence with the views of
the minority of the committee, adverse
to the admission of the three senators.
The question went over till Thursday.
1 hursday’s session of the senate was
devoted almost wholly to the debate on
the question of the admission of the sena
tors appointed by the governors of the
states of Montaua, Wyoming and Wash
ington, after the legislatures of those
states Had ndjourned without making
regular elections. Mr. Mitchell, repub
lican, of Oregon, and member of the
committee on privileges and elections,
spoke for nearly three hours in opposi
tion to the majority report of the com
mittees, which favors admissions in de
fense of the minority report, which de
nies the right of state governors to ap
point senators under such circumstances.
At tlie conclusion of Mr. Mitchell’s
speech, the matter went over, Mr. Tur-
pic having the floor when the sucject
next comes up. After an executive ses
sion the senate adjourned uatii Monday.
to be a very slippery person. He is dow
engaged in turning himself into a mer
chant from a laborer. To such an extent
is this the case that Assistant Secretary
Spaulding has written a letter to collec
tors oa the Pacific coast to stop the
The senate was in executive session
Monday morning for upwardsof an hour,
and the greater part of that time was
consumed in a discussion relative to the
injunction of secrecy on the treaty with
Russia that was recently ratified by the
senate. The injunction was not, how
ever, released a,though the majority of
the senate is in favor of it, and the pro
position also meet3 with the approval of
the state department.
The senate Thursday confirmed the
following nominations: Thomas F. Bay
ard, ambassador to Gerat Britian; Wil
liam T. Gary, of Georgia, attorney of
the United States Southern district of
Georgia; Joe S. James, Northern dis
trict of Georgia; George J. Dennis, of
( alifornia, attorney of the United States
Southern district of California. Thomas
J. AliisoD, of North Carolina, marshal
of the United States Western district of
North Carolina; Frank L. Everett, of
Georgia, Marshal of the United States
Southern district of Georgia; William
H. McCabe, postmaster at Coshocton,
Onr Treaty With Russia Criticised.
No treaty has come before the senate
in late years that has secured more
public attention than that which was re
cently concluded between the govern
ment of the czar and the United States.
It has been severely criticised by its op
ponents and said to be the first stroke
against the liberty of those who fiec to
America to escape political persecution.
Iu the past two or three executive ses
sions of the senate, there has been quite
a debate over the proposition to release
the injunction of secrecy and permit the
people to know exactly what it contains.
A resolution was introduced recently to
rem >ve this injunction of secrecy, but it
was referred to the committee on foreign
relations, and that committee has not yet
reported. The majority of the senators
want the matter made public for the rea
son that the text of the treaty has been
wrongly stated by the public prints and
the senators have been, as they claimed,
Monday 7 n Nominations.
The president, on Monday, sent to
the senate the following nominations:
Felix A. Reeves, of Tennessee, to be so
licitor of (he treasury; Joseph A. James,
United States attorney for the Northern
district of Georgia; William T. Gary,
United States attorney for (lie South
ern district of Georgia; Frank Leverett,
of Georgia, United States marshal for
the Southern district of Georgia; James
B ackburn, of Kentucky, United Slates
marshal for the district of Kentucky;
Thomas J. Allison, of North Carolina,
United States marshal for the Western
district of North Carolina; Samuel T.
Fisher, of Massachusetts, to be
assistant commissioner of patents;
Robert E. WilsoD, of Mississippi, to he
register of the land office at Jackson,
Miss.; Samuel E. Morse, of Indiana, to
be consul general of the United States at
Paris; C. W. Chancellor, of Maryland, to
be consul at Havre; Allen B. Morse, of
Michigan, to be consul at Glasgow; Geo.
F. Parker, of New York, to be consul at
Birmingham. The following nominations
for postmasters were also sent in: James
E. Brown, of Newnan, Ga.; William N.
Dunbar, at Augusta, Ga. ; John P. Kerr,
at Asheville, N. C.; Henry J. Tugele, at
Mr. Cleveland sent a batch of nomiua-
tinns to the senate Thursday that will
meet with approval from all parts of the
country. Following is the list of nomi
nations: Thomas F. Bayard, of Dela
ware, to be ambassador to Great Britian.
Mr, Bayard is the first citizen of the
United fc-tates who ever has ever been
given the title of ambassador. Engl.md
recently elevaled her minister to the
rank of ambassador, and the United
States now does likewise.
Envoys extraordinary and ministers
plenipotentiary of the United States:
James D. Porter, of Tennessee, to Chile;
James A. Me Kenzie, of Kentucky,
to Peru; Lewis Baker, of Minne
sota, to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and
Salvador; Edwin Dun, of Ohio, now
secretary of legation at Japan, to Japan ;
Pierce M. B. Young, of Georgia, to
Guatemala and Honduras.
Consuls of the United States: L. M.
Shrffer, of West Virginia, to Stratford,
Ontario; Harrison R. Williams, of Mis
souri, to Vera Cruz; M. P. PendletOD, of
Maine, to Pictou; TheodoreM. Stephens,
of Illinois, to Annaberg; William T.
Townes, of Virginia, to Rio de Janeiro;
Claud Meeker, of Ohio, to Bradford.
Newton B. Eustis, of Louisiana, to be
second secretary of the legation of the
United States nt Paris; John M. Rey
nolds, of Pennsylvania, assistant secre
tary of the interior, vice Cyrus Bussey,
resigned; Lawrence Maxwell, Jr., of
Ohio, to lie solicitor general, vice Charles
F. Aldrich, resigned; John I. Hall, of
Georgia, assistant attorney general, vice
George H. Shield- 1 , resigned.
Tie News of tie World Condensed Into
Ply amd Pointed Paragraphs.
Interesting and Instructive to
Classes of Readers.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS.
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Genera!
M'lxwell. Thursday, appointed 1S8
fourth-class postmasters and of this Dum
ber eighty-five were to fill vacancies
caused by removals.
The president sent tlie following nom
inations to the senate Tuesday: George
D. Dillard, of Mississippi, to be consul
general of the United States at Guay
aquil; Ezra W. Miller, of South Dakota,
to be attorney of the I'nited States for
the district of South Dakota.
A letter from Secretary Morton has
been addressed to every bureau in the
departmentof agriculture,asking whether
any reduction c ,u!d be made in the num
ber of his employees without impa rmen|
of the public service, it being desirable.
In the interest of ecouomv, to lessen the
expenses of the department.
The following fourth-elas? postmasters
were appointed for Georgia Tuesday:
Adairsville, Bartow county, George B.
Elrod; Buckhead, Morgan county, Dr.
Ellis H. Ad ms; Fairmount, Gordon
county, William II. C. L'oyd; lleard-
mont, Elbert county, Wilburn II. Mat
tox; Sharp Top, Cherokee couniv,
Charles C. Worley.
The enforcement of the Chinese exclu
sion act causes the treasuiy offioia's much
trouble, as the Celestial proves himself
INMAN’S BIG DEAL.
He Makes Another Heavy Purchase of
Tennessee Coal and Iron Stock.
A New York special says: In Wall
street the lightning never strikes twice
in the same place, hut John H. Inman
docs. About five years ago he made the
biggest deal in Tennessee Coal and Iron
company’s stock, which, up to that time,
had ever taken place. Ou that occasion
he bought 11,000 shares from William
Duucan, of Na-hvi.le, and so soon as the
purchase became generally known, Ten
nessee coal boomed, enabling Mr. Inman
to realize over $100,000 profit on bis
trade. Saturday lie discounted his deal
with Mv Du can, buying for himself
and associates 22,500 shares of the same
stock from Colonel D. F. DcBardeleben.
For several months past it has been
common talk in Wall Greet th t Colonil
DeBardeltben owned over 60,000 shares
of Tennessee coal, and it was thought by
some that the recent heavy decline wou'd
force him to dump his holdings on a
falling market, and thereby involve bim
iu serious financial embarrassment. The
colonel has proven his ability to take
care of himself, even in Wall street. By
this deal with Mr. Inman he gets about
$600,000 in cash and still remains the
largest individual stockholder in the,
Tennessee Coal and Iron Company.
THE JACKSON RELICS.
Tennessee’s Governor Urges tlie Legis
lature io Purchase Them.
A Nashville special says: Governor
Turney, Wednesday, sent a special,mes
sage to the legislature urging the appro
priation of $15,000 for rbe purchase of
the relics of Audn w Jackson, now at the
hermitage. The Ladies’ Hermitage As
sociation his an option on these relics
which will expire in a few iponthi, •
Doxey opera house, at Anderson, Ind.,
burned Thursday. It was one of the
handsomest in the state.
The packing firm of Swift & Co., Chi
cago, has increased its capital stock
from $7,500,000 to $15,000,000.
The exports, exclusive of specie, from
the port of New York for the past week
were $7,463,007, against $7,078,885 in
the corresponding week last year.
W. W. Stout, postmaster at Morrillton,
Ark., disappeared Saturday a defaulter.
The inspector has found a shortage of
several thousand dollars.
Frank Nicoline, miller at Jordan,
Minn., made an assignment Tuesday for
the benefit of his creditors. Liabilities,
about $100,000; assets, about $70,000.
The supreme court of Indiana began
the hearing of oral argument at Indian
apolis, Wednesday, in the Iron Hall case
appealed from the Marion superior court.
Physicians at Detroit stopped a train
load of immigrants Tuesday until they
could investigate whether any of them
were sick. The cholera scare is on
Stephen Broad well, one of the most
dangerous counterfeiters and forgers in
the United State?, died in the prison
pen at Bellevue hospital, New York,
Fire Sunday morning totally destroy
ed the Standard theatre building and the
fur store of J. S. Douglass at Winnipeg.
The theater had not been used for some
time. Loss $40,000.
St. Barnabas Protestant Episcopal
church, at Baltimore, Md., was entirely
destroyed by fire, together with its con
tents Wednesday. The rector states
that the loss will be about $60,000.
The five-story building occupied by
Snedicor & Hathaway, manufacturers of
hoots and shoes at Detroit, Mich., was
destroyed by fire Sunday. The loss will
be nearly $150,000. About one hundred
persons will be thrown out of employ
Burglars broke into the Savings bank
at Pawling, N. Y., early Tuesday morn
ing and burst open the safe and secured
$500 in money and $10,000 in govern
ment bonds. They were subsequently
captured and the money recovered.
The carding and spinning, packing
stock and boiler and building belonging
to the plant of the C.mden Knitting
Company, in the village of Camden, N.
Y., were destroyed by fire Wednesday.
Loss from sixty to seventy thousand dol
Cholera has made its appearance again
in St. Petersburg, Russia, and it is
known that fata! cases are of daily oc
currence,although the authorises have not
resumed their policy of last year of mak
ing a regular daily announcement of the
new case3 and deaths.
It was reported at Pittsburg,Pa. Satur
day that the Standard Oil Company and
the Rothschilds had effected a combi
nation to control the Russian oil business,
the purpose being a division of the for
eign refined oil trade and the regulation of
pricesin the upward direction.
Frank Marshall’s elevator at Chicago
was totally destroyed by fire early Tues
day morning. The building was stocked
with one hundred thousand bushels of
oats. The loss will be about $100,000.
The building and contents were insured
for about three-fourths of the amount of
The Kirk Bells raeing stables at Mason
City, la., were burned to the ground
Monday evening. In the stables were
Storm, 2.08 1-4; Brown John, full broth
er to Storm; Storm Bird, Red Clay and
several other valuable horses. The en
tire string was valued at $50,000. Cause
of the fire unknown.
The Delmonico building, Nos. 20 and
22 Broadway, N. Y., has been sold at
auction to Jame3 A. Patterson for $280,
500. This was thought to Le a great
bargain, as the building was valued in
appraisals at $400,000. The Delmoni
co restaurant will be moved out on
A Winnepegdispatch of Tuesday says:
Messrs. Bourge and Ch8ffev, respectively
chief accountant and the postal clerk of
the northwest government, have been
suspended. It is understood that their
defalcations amount to thousands of dol
lars and there are intimations that others
About thirty of the finishers and put-
ters-out in A. B. Martin’s Morocco shoe
factory, at Lynn, Mass., requested an in
crease from $10 to $12 per week. They
were refused, and on Monday left the
factory. It is feared that unless some
satisfactory settlement is soon made it
may precipitate another big strike.
The gold exported from New York Tues
day amounted to $500,000, and all of it was
taken from the subtreasury. The loss of
so small au amount does not even cause
comment in treasury circles, ns the free
gold at the command of the treasurer
now aggregates more than $7,000,000,
and the treasury is gaining gold each day
in its ordinary business transactions.
A S’. Petersburg, Russia, cable dis
patch says: It is stated in an official re
port issued Wednesday that on an aver
age of 150 new cases of cholera and one
death from that disease are reported
every week in the government of Pole-
dia. Quite an extensive trade is carried
on between Poledia and Austrian Gal
icia, and also between Germany and Po-
The New York Times Publishing Com
pany, of New York City, was incorpora
ted Weduesdav with the secretary of
state. The capital stock is $1,250,000,
and the company is formed to publish
‘‘The New York T.mes,” and any other
newspaper or newspapers, daily, semi
weekly, weekly or otherwise, magazines,
which it may hereafter acquire or estab
A special cable dispatch of Thursday
from F^ris, states that the new French
cabinet has resigned, after having been
in office for only eleven weeks. The ad
veise majority o: five votes cast by tha
chamber on the liquor amendment was
more or less a surprise to the government
and after due deliberation the ministers
decided to regard it as a vote of want of
confidence and their resignation fol
A New York sp cial of Thursday says:
The junior security holders of the Cen
tral Railroad and Banking Company of
Georgia will apply to the courts of the
state for a stay of proceedings to the
foreclosure of the mortgage securing the
7 per cent tripartite bond', having ar
ranged with a New York guarantee and
indemnity compapv to purchase for their
scpcqnt tl?e gaid tripartite bond* as soon
as the order of the court staying fore-
cosure proceedings has been obtained.
John L. Word? Merrill, of the whole
sale tea and coffee house of Merrill, Rit-
tenhouse & Co., Kansas City, Mo., is the
nephew and claims to be the first heir of
the many times millionaire, John L,
Woods, of Cleveland, O., who died at
his winter home in Augusta, Ga., on the
27th. There are but few heirs apparent
to the splendid f rtune which the dead
man leaves, ageregating something like
$15,000,000 and the bulk of the estate
will probably be divided between five or
A St. P,.ul, Minn., dispatch of Sunday
3'vs: Two prosecution? will he begun at
once against the parties charged with en
gineering the coal combine. This was
decided upon at a conference between At-
lorney General Childs and the investiga-
tb g committee. One of these suits will
be in the state courts, and the defend
ant?, E. M. Saunders and J. J. Rhodes,
will be charged with perjury. The sec
ond prosecution will be in the federal
courts under the anti-conspiracy law’ and
wi,l have as defendants all the prime
movers in the combination.
The Elm street Methodist Episcopal
church, at Scranloo, Pa., which was
partly destroyed by fire December 31,
las’, at a loss of $lc0,000, and which
had been almost reconstructed agism,
was burned Monday morning. The
s’ructure is now a complete ruin, noth-
ng standing of the walls but the tower.
It was only through almost superhuman
work by the firemen that the parsonage
and adjoining residences were saved.
It is estima'ed that the loss will reach
uliv $125,000, on which there is $30,-
000 insurance. The lire is believed to
lave been the work of an iuceudiary.
GROWTH^oL THE SOUTH.
THROUGHOUT THE SODTH
Notes ot Her Progress and Prosperity
And Important Happenings from Day
to Day Tersely Told.
The Industrial Development During
the Past Week.
Tho review of the industrial situation in the
South for the past week shows the organization
of a cotton mill company at Birmingham, Ala.,
with $300,000 capital,' hy the Smith Cotton
Mill Co., of a saw and planing mill plant at
Tallulah Falls, Ga., to cost $150,000, hy Stone
& Bebe; of a cotton compr ss at Tine Bluff,
Ark., costing $100,000, by It. E. Hunter and
associates; of an Improvement Company with
$100,000 capital, at I ampa, Fla., by It. W. Eas
ley and other?; of the Wadley Diaw Bar Con
struction Company, at Macon, Ga., with $100,-
000 capital; of a’ saw and planing mill at Or
ange, Texas, to cost $100,000, by M. A. Gilmer;
of the City Ice Company, with $60,000 capital,
at Augusta, Ga., hy W. H. Brannon and others;
of a coal and coke company at Burke's Gar
den, W. Ya., with $60,000 eapi’al, by Jos ph
Moss and others; of a construction company
with $50,000 capital, at Dallas, Texa -, by G. M.
D- Grigsby and associates, and of an o 1 mill to
cost $50,000 at Beeville, Texas, by J. J. Welden
Forty-eight industries were established or
incorporated during the week, together with
three enlargements of manufactories, the build
ing of water worki iu seven cities, and thirteen
important new buildings. Among the new in
dustries not already referred to are a brewery at
Augusta, Ga., by Otto Bauch and other a can
ning factory at Macon, Ga.; cotron gins at San
Marc s and Arlington, Tex.; a $25,000 develop
ment company at Jonesboro, Ark,; clrctrical
companies at Lake City, Fla., Cuero, Gonzaiis
and Seguin, Texas, and flooring mills at Jones
boro, Ark., and Edna, Texas.
An ice factory is to be built at Nacogdoches,
Tex., a foundry and machine shop at Gaines
ville, Fla., a $35,000 cotton oil mill at San
Marcus, Tex., phosphate works at Wdliston,
Fla., a knitting mill at Shnqulak, Mbs., and a
trunk factory at Petersburg. Va. Among the
woodworking plants es a Wished during the
week are lumber companies at Charleston, and
Harisville. S. C., and Rockville, Tex., saw and
planing mills at Albertville and Gurley, Ala..
Hinesvillo and Taylor’s Creek, Ga.. and Buck-
bannon, W. Ya.; a spoke and hub factory at
Shuqulak, Miss., and a stave faciory at Mem
There is also reported enlargements of a
foundry at Beaumont, Texas; factory at Beu-
nettsville, S. C., and a Inmber mill at Mobile,
Ala. Water works are to be built at Bate-svil c,
Ark., Key West, Fla., Fort Valley, Ga., Dan
ville, Ky-, Greenville, Miss., Gaffney, S. (J., and
Among the new buildings are business houses
at Athens and Lumpkin, Ga., Covington, Ky.,
Donaldsonville, La., and Salem, Va.; c church
at Bock Hall, S. C.; a college at Sherman,
TexaB, ani an opera house at Macon, Ga.—
Tradesman, (Chattanooga, l’enn.)
That His Resignation is Accepted
and that Bayard is His Successor.
Secretary of State Gresham sent the
ollowing letter to Minister Lincoln at
London by Thursday night’s mail :
“Washington, March SO.—Hon. Robert Lin
coln, United States Minister to Great Bri ain.—
Sir : I duly laid before the pr sident your let-
'cr of the 25th ultimo tendering yonr resigna
tion of tue office of envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary, and 1 am now directed
hy him to inform you that it has been accepted.
In doing so the president directs me to make
suitable expression of Ills high appreciation of
the ability, efficiency and zeal with which you
have fulfilled the missions of your office, and
his sincere regret that your retirement deprives
tlie government of one of its most honored of
ficer?. The president trusts that yon will find
it convenient to a continuance of the perform
ance of your functions until relieved by your
successor’s entrance upon his duties.
“Tlie Hon. ThomsB F. Bayard, of Delaware,
has been nominated and confirmed today as
ambassador extraordinary and minister pleni
potentiary to her Britanic majesty's govern
ment, tint designation laving been conferred
in pursuance of a provision contained in the
act of congress of March 1. 169 j, and in view of
the action of her majesty in appointing Sir
Julian Panncefote to be the first ambassador
to the United States.
“I take this opportunity to assure yon of my
highest personal regard.
“Wai.tf.u Q. Gresham, Secretary.”
DR. TALMAGE’S GENEROSITY.
He Liquidates the Floating Debt of
Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage made the fol
lowing announcement Sunday morning
in the Brooklyn tabernacle: “As you
all know an iffort is being made in this
church to pay off the fl rntiug debt, con
sequent with the necessity of building
three great churches, two of them hav
ing been destroyed by fire. I wish to
do my part, and now I subscribe $10,-
00J to pay the last $10,000 of ths entire
floating debt.” This statement means
that the congregation has raised $10,000
to meut the debt of $20,000 which the
hutch must pay before April 1st. The
rumor that Dr. Talmage was contem
plating leaving Brooklyn has been quiet
ed by his gift to the church.
NASHVILLE’S NATIONAL BANKS
Comptroller Hepburn Reports AU the
Mr. Hepburn, comproller of the cur
rency, Tuesday morning expressed the
opinion that there was no danger that
the other national banks in Nashville
would be affected by the failure of the
Commercial National bank. According
to the information received at the de
partment in Washington, he said, -the
failure of the Commercial bank was not
a bad one. Bank Examiner Jacob M.
McKnight had been placed in charge.
He reported that the capital of the bank
was impaired to the" amount of $250,000.
Damage from Ice Gorges.
Dispatches of Tuesday state that tlie
breaking of the great ice gorge in the
Delaware river ai d the consequent sub
siding of the wa'er on farm lands along
the Delaware reveals damage th-t wiil
require years to remedy. It is estimated
that the. total loss from the frtgUet
amptiut-s to $1,000,000.
Sunday morning, at Tyler, Texas, fire
destroyed the the Wimberly and Phillips
buildings,adjoining each other. The total
loss will reach $100,000.
Fire at Moss Point, Miss., Wednesday
morning, destroyed fifteen buildings in
the business quarter of the town. Loss
estimated at $30,000; insurance, $10,-
The Plug Manufacturers’ Trade Mark
Association met in Louisville, Ky., Wed
nesday, and re-elected the old officers
and executive committee for the coming
Saturday the well known hotel, the
Maxwell house, at Nashville, Tenn., was
sold at chancery sale for partition. A.
H. Robinson became the purchaser for
$200,000, and assumed a debt of $53,-
At Atlanta, Ga., Monday, Mrs. Ham
mond, who is charged with aiding and
abetting the defaulter, Lewis Redwine,
was required to give a $2,500 bond UDtil
the grand jury could look in to the case.
She is now in jail, having failed to give
James P. Dobbins, of the firm of Dob
bins & Dazey, cotton factors, at Nash
ville, Tenn., which firm assigned a few
days ago, has called a meeting of all the
firm’s creditors for April 11,in Nashville,
with a view of arriving at a settlement of
the firm’s liabilities.
At Atlanta, Ga., Tuesduy morning,
Col. B. F. Abbott, representing non-resi
dent attorneys, filed an intervention ou
behalf of the holders of the exchange
bonds in the cise of the Boston Safe De
posit Company vs. The Marietta & North
Georgia Railroad, et al.
A St. Augustine, Fla., special of Sun
day says: Sevins Smith, J. C. Horsfall,
William Sugdon, Quint Smith of Eng
land, and C. II. Fillimer of Texa?, have
juEt closed the purchase of the Jupiter
Island Spanish Grant of 15,000 acres on
the Indian river and have contracts to
set it in pineapples.
Porterfield, cashier of the suspended
Commercial National bank of Nashviiie,
Tenn., was arrested Thursday afternoon
on a warrant sworn out bv Bank Exam
iner McKnight. Porterfield gave bond
in the sum of $10,000. The charges are
perjury and making false statements to
Sunday morning the thriving town of
Lynnville, Tenn., was swept by a disas
trous fire, which wiped out almost the
entire business portion of the town. The
total losses are $40,000; insurance not
kuow’n. The Lyunville Bank and Trust
Company escaped. Lynnville is in Giles
county, on the Louisville and Nash
ville railroad, fifteen miles north of Pu
Governor Turney, of Tennessee, has
appointed John A. Lloyd, of Soddy,
liandltou county, to be commissioner of
lab: r and inspector of mines for two
years. Mr. Lloyd is a Welshman by
birth, fifty-five years of age and has resi-
di d in Hamilton county thiity-one years.
He is a practical mining and civil en
gineer and well qualified for the posi
The tug, Mascotte, owned by J. C. L.
Engle, of Jacksonville, Fla., valued at
$18,000, went ashore on Cumberland
beach Thursday afternoon, causing the
death of Steward Bowen, Fireman Bosen
and leaving Captain Potter in a dying
condition from their efforts to swim
ashore through a raging sea and biting
northeast gale lashing the water to a tre
The Columbia, S. C., Carnival Asso
ciation has decided to hold a carnival on
the 17th and 18th of April. There will
be military contests for prizes, bicycle
contest?, etc. There will be a street pi-
rade in which distinguished society
leaders of both sexes will be asked tc
appear iu English hunting costumes.
The carnival wiil also mark the inaugu
ration of the electric street railway.
Oliver Saunders living about six miles
from Neillsviile, Wis., discovered his
house on fire early Monday morning. He
aided his wife and one child out, return
ed for two other children, one son, six
years old, and the other three, and Dever
came out. The three bodies were found
in the ruins after the fire was extinguish
ed, in a horribly charred condition.
Their limbs were entirely burned off. Mr.
Saunders was sixty years of age.
A telegram received at Tuskaloosa,
Ala., Monday evening from New York,
states that the purchase money for the
Tuskaloosa, Northern and the Tuskaloosa
belt railway has been paid, thus com
pleting tho Wooifolk deal, which will
result in the extension of the Northern
through the Warrior coal fields and ths
completion of the belt line. The tele
gram further stated that bonds of the
road have been sold and the money is
now in hand to begin the work of con
A Chicago dispatch says: Arrange
ments were completed Tuesday for the
great gathering of the McLems in Chi
cago in June. This will he a unique and
memorable occasion, being the first re
union of a Scottish clan on this side of
the Atlantic. All McLeans, everywhere,
without regard to present manner of
spelling their name, together with all
connected with the family by marriage,
are under invitation to be present. There
will be a grand reception banquet and
other int risling ceremonies during the
week of the gathering.
A Raleigh, N. C., special of Monday
says: It has been arranged with the
prosecuting officers of the state and the
counsel of S. O. Wilson, chairman of
the people’s party state committee, who
stands indicted for belonging to a sec
ret oath-bound political organization,
that Wilson shall, in the superior court,
cuter the plea of nole contendere, that
no judgment shall be pronounced, and
that Wilson shall pay the cost. 'This is
a happy solution of this political prose
cution, and is satisfactory to the people.
A resolution was introduced io th •
Ti xis legis i tore Tu sday charging the
road does a large lumber business. This
is bound to grow less from now on.
Eighteen mills closed last year. He
?u<rgested that something ought to be
done to enable ti e c mpany to stand this
loss. He did not ask tor an increase iu
lumber or naval stores - except for short
distances, to basing points. He was. very
well satisfied to let the rates on these ar
ticles stand where they are, hut wanted
m advance on the genera} list.
The lumbermen and i.aval store men
ill over the state were present to resi'-t
nv demaud of the railroad officials for
increased rates cn those two commodities.
It was with surprise and gratificaiion
'bat these tepreseatatives cjiscoY'-fed that
the transportation men were not after
lumber and naval stores, but more par
ticularly general traffic.
The commission will take up the ar
siment of the railway men in a few
days and go through them carefully.
ELLIOT SHEPARD DEAD.
He Dies Suddenly While Under the
Influence ot Ether.
Colonel Elliot thepaid, editor of the
New York Mail and Express, died sud
denly Friday afternoon at his home at
No. 2 West Fifty-?(cund street. New
York city. His death followed the ad
ministration of ether by Dr. Charles Me
Burney/and the family physician, Dr. J.
W. McLean, who were about to mike an
examination to ascertain whether the
colonel’s suspicion that he suffered from
stone in the bladder was correct. Colo
nel Sheppard has been in good health,
but nearly a month ago he noticed symp
toms that led him to believe that he was
afflicted with stone in the bladder. His
doctor advised him to at least submit to
an examination and to undergo an oper
ation should it be deemed mcessary.
Up to Friday morning Colonel Shepard
bad attended to his business in the U9U&1
colonel shepard’s death.
About 1 o’clock Colonel Shepard said
he was ready for the surgeons, and they,
with the nurses, began the work of put
ting him under the influence of ether
He had inhali d the drug but two ot
three times when the physicians detected
dangerous symptoms and stopped the in
halation. He sank rapidly and for
time it was feared that be could not be
rallied. Powerful restoratives were ad
ministered. At the end of an hour’s
work with oxygen, he was restored to
partial consciousness and he continued
apparently to rally until 4 o’clock, then
without warning and for no apparent
reason, he began rapidly to sink. The
oxygen treatment was resumed, but it
was of no avail. At 4:20 o’clock he
died. He was unconscious, and his
death was peaceful. The cause of the
death given hy the physicians was oede
ma of the lungs.
SKETCH TIF DE CEASED.
Eliott Fitch Shepard was born in James
town, Cbatauqua county, N. Y., July 2
1823. He was educated at the University
of the city of New York, admitted to tho
bar in 1858, and for many years practiced
in New York city. In 1861 and 1862 he
was aide-de camp on the staff of Governor
Edwin D. Morgan, was in command of the
depot of volunteers of Elmira, N. Y., and
aided in organizing, equipping and for
warding to the field nearly 50,000 troops.
He was instrumental in raising the Fifty-
first New York regiment, which was
named for him the Shepard Rifles. He
was the founder of the New York state
bar association in 1876, which has formed
the model for the organization of similar
associations in other states. In March
1888 lie purchased the New York Mail
AN INQUEST ORDERED.
The certificate of Colonel Elliot F.
Sheppard’s death was sent to the health
board Saturday. The cause of the death
was given as “inhalation of ether.” Dr.
John T. Nagle, register, would not ac
cept the certificate so worded, and would
not grant a burial permit. He sent the
certificate to the coroner with orders that
he m-.ke an investigation.
The Tennessee House acts on the Case
by an*. Overwhelming Vote.
A Nashville, Tenn., dispatch says:
Judge Julius J. Dub'se, of the Shellby
county criminal court, has been impeach
ed. The house followed the conserva
tive plan of first investigating whether
the charges, if tiue, were sufficient in
law for impeachment; then a committee
was appointed to investigate the truth of
the charges, and it reported Saturday.
There was a call for the reading of the
testimony and the clerk had only begun
the onerous duty of wading through forty
thousand words of testimony when the
house called a halt. What had been read
sustained some of the most serious
charges, and by a vote of 84 to 4 Judge
Dubose was in iffeet removed from office
and sent to the senate to be tried upon
CONVENTION OF GOVERNORS.
Arrangements Being Perfected for the
Meeting in Richmond.
A Richmond, Va., dispatch of Wed-
ne-dty says: Arra gements for the pro
posed cenvention of southern governors
in the eff art to secure a proper recogni
tion by the world of the stuth’s resour
ces, which is to b: held here April 12th,
is still being made. Governors Elias
Carr, of North Carolina, and Jone9, of
Alabama, are the only ones who have di
rectly accepted the invitation. The fol
lowing have replied to Governor McKin
ney's invitation, sayingj.hey will attend if
possible: Governors W. A. McCorkle,
! f West Virginia; W. J. Northeo, of
Georgia; W. J. Stone, of Missouri; Frank
Brown, of Maryland; and A. M. Stone,
of Mississippi. Governors John Young
Brown, of Kentucky, and Henry C.
Mitchell, of Florida, have declined the
BATTLE BETWEEN INDIANS.
Cherokee Factions Fight and Ten Meu
Killed while Many More are Wounded.
A special from Fort Smith, Aik., says:
A battle was fought Tuesday at ADtlers,
I. T., between "Indian factions. One
hundred and fifty men were on each side.
Ten were killed and fifteen wounded.
One side repres nted the Choctaw gov
ernment, term'd the military, and the
others are followers of V. M. Locke, who
resists arrest, fearing he will be killed
instead of given a trial by law. United
States cffic: rs arrested nineteen of the
leadtrs of the militia at 6 o'clock p. m.
and took them to Paris, Ttx. All is
quiet at present.
In the Choctow elections last summer,
there were charges of fraud and four men
were assassinated. This led to a faction
THE INVESTIGATION STOPPED.
Attorney General Oluey’s Orders Re
garding the Gate City Bank Case.
The investigation at Atlanti of the
Gate City Bank defalcation by the United
States grand jury has been brought to a
sudden stop. Day and night, for days
past. United States District Attorney
Darnell and Captain Henry Jacks u have
done herculean service in pushing this
investigation. They have literally gone
to the b !tom of things. Tuesday, At
torney General Oiney wired Captain
Jackson to suspend further action in the
back ii.vts igalion until further notice,
and hi3 reasons for putting a stop to the
investigation are a theme for much spec*
GEN. KIRBY SMITH DEAD.
The Famous Soldier and Teacher Passes
Oyer the Riyer.
The Last of the Full Generals on Either
Side During the Late War,
General E. Kirby Smith, professor of
Mathematics in the University of the
South since 1875, died at Sewanee,
Tenn., Tuesday af ernorm at 3:25
o’clock. For two years his health has
been declining, and two weeks ago he
was taken sick at New Orleans and was
confined to his bed for five or six days,
but recovered sufficiently to travel and
reported nt Sewanee ready for duty
Monday, March 19th. Two days after
wards he caught cold. A relapse en
sued. His condition was complicated
by congestion of the right lung.
Ear’y Tuesday morning he became to
tally unconscious. His end was very
peaceful. His wife and six of his family
were with him. He died as he had lived,
bright, strong and confident in his
Christian faith and hope.
For eighteen years past General E.
Kirby Smith’s home has been at Sewanee
on the beautiful Cumberland p'ateau,
where General Smith has been professor
of botany and mathematics in the Uni
versity of the South.
BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.
Edmund Kirby Smith was born in St.
Augustine, Fla, iu May, 1824. His
father had been an officer in the United
States army but had retired, became a
lawyer and was appointed ju ige ot the
federal courts of the Florida territory.
When ten yers of age, his his father hav
ing been sent to congress from Florida,
ycung Smith went to school at the fa
mous Hallowell school at Alexandria,
Va. After six years here ho was ap
pointed to West Point, completing his
course there and graduating with honor
in the class of 1845, with Fitz John Por
ter. C. P. Stone, W. F. Smith, B. E.
Lee, Gordon Granger, D. B. Sackett and
many others afterwards distinguished as
officers iu both armies.
The record of his achievemsuts in the
Mexican war and in the lato war between
the states is well known. He was bre-
vetted second lieutenant, Fifth United
S ates infantry July 1, 1845, and second
lieutenant in the Seventh infantry Au
gust 22, 1846, for gallant and merito
rious conduct in the battle of Cerro
Go do. He was made captain August
20, 1847, and two years later, when the
war closed, he was ordered to West
P, int to assume the post of acting assist
ant professor of mithematics in the
National Military academy. When it
became necessaiy to survey the new
boundry established by the Mexican war
he acted as botanist to the commission.
In 1855 he was made captain of the
Second cavalry and was constantly cn
gaged in frontier warfare till the out
break of the civil war.
He opposed secession till it was part
accomplished, but then offered his sword
a 1 d bis life to the new government. Ilis
offer was accepted and his promotion
was rapid, as testified to by the list of
his commissions. Colonel of cavalry at
the first organization of the confederate
government and army at Montgomery,
1861; brigadier general June 17. 1861;
lieutenant general October 10, 1862; full
general February 19, 1864.
When the end came and the surrender
at Appomattox General Smith left the
United States until it could be seen
whether criminal charges would be pre
ferred against the leading officers of the
southern army. He surrendered his ar
my to General Canby May 26, 1863, and
bade farewell to his devoted soldiers in
solemn and touching address. He
went through Mexico to Cuba, returuiug
to Virginia and thence moving to Ken
tucky. In 1866 Le became president of
the Western Military acad: my, but two
years later it burned and he became
chancellor of the University of Nashville.
After six years’ service in this position
he went to the University of the South
in 1875 and has since lived tbere.
He held important command succes
sively in Virginia, Tcunessee, Kentucky
and the tians-Mississippi departments.
In the first he was in the first battle of
Manassas and tho last two conducted
masterly campaigns. For his brilliant
victory at Richmond, Ky., the confed
erate congress voted him a resolution of
thanks styling the action the only decis
ive battle of the w^r.
He lias been in poor health over a year.
He is tho last of the full generals of the
confederacy. He leaves a wife and
eleven children, Kirby Smith, Jr., in
Tens; Mrs. Buck, of Vicksburg, Miss.,
and nine who are still at home.
ANNOUNCED TO TUE VETERANS.
The fol’owiog general order No. 84
was issu'd from the headquarters of the
United Confederate Veterans in New Or
leans Tuesday night:
“With the deepest emotion and heartfelt
sorrow, the general commanding, announces
to our brotherhood of comrades the sad news
of the d-ath of one i f our beloved leaders,
whose pure life, c vie virtues, martial achieve
ments and stainless life, crown him as one i f
the foremost Americans. General E. Kirby
Smith, late commander e.f the western district
of the United Con ederate Veteran', snd the
last of the fall gene als of the confederacy has
closed his illustri ns career, his noble spirit
hiving passed into the mystery of death at
3:35 o’clock p. m. today.
“The brilliant service and imp'-rishable
deeds tendeied by him In tlie Mexican war,
wreathed a duplet of fame around his brow
and flashed h s name across the history of that
epoch to rem i in undintmed forever.
“In our titanic struggle, stricken down at
Bull linn, he was one of ths fi.se officers whose
blood was poured out Lom the sou h and he is
sued the last order of our fateful war. He
rose rapidly from captain to the rank of full
gen rat and filled the successive military
grades with matchless ab.lity.
“Invested with plenary powers in the trans-
Mississippi department as a military commander
and as a civilian, he has left to his countrymen
and to posterity a record for ability and integ-
ri v which forever will challenge admiration.
Dignified, modest, tender and of most lovable
disposition, he was ia'ent upon everv measure
which benefited his people or made prosperous
our reunited country.
“Hts funeral will take place at Sewanee,
Tenn, on Friday, March 31st, at 12 o'clock
noon, ai:d the general commanding desires
that all honors be pa-d to his memory by the
United Confederate Veterans. By order of
“J. B- Gordon, General Commanding.
“Adjutant General and Chief of Staff.”
Resident—Think of openiug aa office
in this neighborhood, ehSeems to me
you are rather young for a family physi
Young Doctor -Y-e-s. but—er—I shall
only doctor children at first. — [New
Lawyer (to kicking client)—Well,
have you at last decided to take my ad
vice and pay this bill of mine?
Lawyer—Very well; (to clerk) .John,
add $j to Mr. Smith’s bill for further ad-
Statns of Business for the Past TTeek
Reported by Dun & Co.
R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of
trade says: The volume of trade is well
maintained and manufacturers are better
employed with some increase in demand,
where increase was most needed, nnd i n
dioations are that the people do L
gin to think of reducing purchase*. The
treasury has been regaining gold, in spite
of exports of $500,000 this week and
some exports expected, but in view of
the enoimous excess of imports since
January 1st, it is scarcely reasonable to
hope that further outgoes of gold are to
be avoided. The stringency in the money
market at New York and other points is
largely due to slow collections, which ap
pear fo result rather from severe weather
than from any other form of commercial
At Philadelphia money is close with
dull collections. Iron is in better de
mand and wool very firm. At Pittsburg
steel is in better demand and an advance
in glass is talked of. The shoe trade at
Cincinnati exceeds last year’s 20 per cent
and a better dry goods trade is seen at
Cleveland; general trade is good, with
large demand for structural iron, but col
lections are slow. Trade at Detroit
about equals last year’s, and at Indianap
olis diy goods are active and manufac
turer’s busy. General trade at Chicago
is good and collections fair except at
some western points, but moggy is in
strong demand and partly because of ^
roads. Receipts of many products
dined—wool, corn, and dressed tr
per cent, hogs 52, cheese 54, cattl
barley and seeds 20 and oats 14 per-
Receipts of wheat are 125 per cent larg
than last year; rye 60; sheep 80 am
hides 15 per cent. Weather retards tra'
at Milwaukee and St. Paul. At St. Lo
money is unchanged with a legitinL'
demand. Business is good at Kan:
City and at Omaha trade isjjood.
Joe reports a heavy trade.
Denver is fair and at Salt Lak
At most southern points improve
is seen, especially at Nashville and K
uille, though money is somewhat c
but at Louisville the outlook is favo~
At Atlanta collections arc slow, at M
exports of coal and lumber increase
money is in a tight demand, but at
Orleans trade is dull with sugarjn
demand and large exports of
Btricted by the luck of ocean Jon
delphia with more pressure to sell,
mer is strong, and at most markets
demand for manufactured products
iron and steel seems to increase. Cop
is slow at 11 3-4 for lake, but tin is a
vancefl to 21 by speculation, while sales
of lead has been large at 395.
The western movement of live stock
about equals last year’s. The advance
in carpets continues and trade in knit
goods is larger.
Speculation in cotton fluctuates ab
surdly with rumors about the English
strike, hut the price is unchanged^
though stocks in sight exceed the proba
ble demand for the year. Wheat has de
clined la with sales of 16,000,000 bush-
bushels at New York, though western
receipts in four days arc over 1,700,000
bushels and exports are only 668,000.
Pork and hogs are slightly higher,
though lard is lower. Foreign trade
continues to show a large adverse bal
ance. Purchases in foreign account»do
not as yet indicate reviving qualities in
The business failures occurring through
out the country during the last seven
days number 243 as compared with 220
last week. For the corresponding week
of last year the figures were 231.
A BOTTLED MESSAGE
From One of the Crew of the Ill-Fated
A special from Norfolk, Ya., says:
William Johnson, the winter watchman
at Ocean View, Va., a summer resort
near the mouth of Chesapeake bay, Wed-
m sday afternoon picked up on the beach
t that place a champagne bottle with
several corks tied about its neck, and
A-ith a letter enclosed giving alleged in
formation from one of the crew of the
'inking of the White Star line steamer
Saronic. The letter was:
3:30 a. in., February 19.—Steamship Narqnie,
White Star Line, at Sea.—To Who Picks This
Up: Itepurl when you find this to our agents if
not heard of beforo, that our aliip is fast sink
ing beneath the waves, and it is such a storm
that we can never liv: in the small boats. One
boat has already gone with her human cargo
below. God let all in live through this. We
were struck by au iceberg in a blinding snow
storm and floated two hours. Now it is 3:20 a.
m. by my watch, and the great ship is deck
1-vel with the sea. P. port to the agents at
Bn alway, New York, M. Kersey <fc Co. Good-
by ail. ' John Alsex, Cattleman.
REGARDED AS A HOAX.
A Liverpool cablegram of Thursday
states that the officials of the White'Star^j
Steamship Company regard as a hoax the^
message story. They state as to the sig-B
nature of -'‘John Olsen, cattlemaD,” ap-“
pended to Ihe letter in the bottle, that-’
there was no person named Olsen on
board the Naronic. They also point out
that it was improbable that a bottle
thrown from the Naronic at the time of -
the accident Ue:cribed in the letter would
have drifted against the gulf stream to
the place where the bottle was found.
THE DECISION EXPLAINED.
Where Combination of Laboring Men
is Held as Unlawful.
A New Orleans special of Monday
says: As the decision rendered by Judge
Billings of the United States circuit
court, rendered in the case of the United
States vs. the Workingmen’s Amalgama
ted council of New Orleans, growing out
of the general labor strike of last No
vember, is not understood in some cir
cles, the following resume is given by
The decision of Judge Billings main
tains that combinations in restraint of
interstate and foreign commerce by and
between laborers are within the statute
ox July 2, 1890, as well as combinations
by and between capitalists. A combina
tion among laborers to allow no work to
be done in moving goods and merchan
dise, which was being conveyed through
the city of New Orleans from and to
foreign countries and the demand of cer
tain employes in certain kinds of busi
ness was complied with, is within cer
tain prohibition of the statute.
That combination is none the less lawful,
because attended interruption of com
merce is attempted also and did compass
the interruption of all the other kinds of
business. The opinion further holds
that mere refusal to work or a combina
tion among many laborers not to work,
with no attempt at intimidation by vio
lence to prevent others from working
would not contravene the statute.
Choleba is takinga new start in ths delta
of tue Ganges, taking a northeasterly courss
—the same route by which it traversed
Europe last year. Russia, especially, dreads
its invasion, and is unabte to enforce any
thing likt an ordinary quarantine,