ALL HOME PRINT.
Cos UN l'Y 1)1 KI'.IJTOHY.
Ordinary—J. F. Carmichael.
Hherifi —J. O. Beauchamp,
Deputy—J. W. Crawford.
Surveyor—B. J. Jinke.
Treasurer—T. L. Williams.
Tax Collector—T. J, Cole.
Tax Receiver—C, R. Carter.
Clerk Superior Court—Joe Jolly ;
court 3rd Mondays in February
Road Commissioners—6ls G. M.
J. L, Barkley, H. G. Asbury, T. O,
Woodward ; 013 G, M., J, M. Ball.
J, E. Hale, J. W. Fletcher; 609 G.
M., J. W. Minter, J. L. Pye, S. K.
Smith; 614 G. M., J. W. Holoway,
J. H. Cole, J. Van Wright; 552 G.
M., D. B, Moore. R. M. Harper, F.
M. Maddox; 012 G. M., W. O,
Crawley, Cornelius McCluare, T.
H. Nolan; 610 G, M., T. P. Bell,
R. M. Fletcher, J. G. Cold well; 616
G. M., J. H. Maddox, J. J. Wilson,
J. C. Barnes.
Board of Education-*W. M. Mal
let, A. G. Hitchens, J. T. Goodman,
L>. N. Carmichael, J. M. McMichael.
E. E. Pound C, S. C. OlHce in
Jury Commissioners---H. N. By
ars, T. L. Williams, W. B. Dozier,
L. J.Ball,T. P. Ball, AlexAtkin
Justices Court-615 Diet., R. A,
Woodward, J. P.; J, G, Kimbell.
613 Diet . H. L. Brown, j, P.; H.
C. Thaxton, N. P,
609 I)ist., \V. A. Waldrup, J. P,;
Steye Moo e, N. P.
552 Diet, lames Jolly, J. P.; J.
M. Maudox N. P.
612 Dist., Howard Ham, J. P.; F.
Z. Curry,N. P.
610Dist.,T. J. Collins, J. P.; T.
P.*Bell, N. P.
616 Dust., O. B. Knowles, J, P.;
J. L. Barnet, N. P.
614 Dist., A. H. Oglelree, J. P.;
W. F. Douglas, N. P.
Mayor E. E. Pound.
Councilmen—T. J. Laue, J. \V. Car
michael, B. P. Bailey, TANARUS, M. Furlow.
Methodist—Rev. T. W. Bell, pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m., 7
p.m. Prayer meeting every Wednes
Baptist -Rev. G. W. Gardner, pas
tor. Services every Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7 p.m. Prayer meeting every
Presbyterian—Rev. Mr. Pharr, pas
tor. Services every 3rd Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and every Ist
Sunday at 7 p.m.
F. & A. M.—Chapter meets 2nd and
4lli Monday nights. Blue Lodge, Ist
and 3rd Monday nights.
Redmeu— 2nd and 4th Tuesday
nights in each month.
FRO FESS ION AL CARDS.
\V W. Anderson. Frank Z. Curry.
ANDERSON & CURRY,
ATTORNEYS AT EAAV.
Negotiates loans on real estate. Office
up stairs over the Yellow store, Jackson,
M. M. MILLS,
attorney at law•
Office in court house, Jackson, Georgia.
Attorney at. Law,
JACKSON, - - - - OA.
The only brick Hotel between Atlan*
Board $2.00 per day.
Miss Jennie Wallace Pi op.
SOUTHEAST CORNER PUBLIC
SQUARE, JACKSON, GA.
Strictly first-class in all respects.
Give it a trial when you come to Jack
son. Terms moderate. Satisfaction
MRS. A. M. JESTER, Prop.
STOP AT TfrE
AHDFIR ST- CLASS.
Free Sack to Depot,
C. R. Gresham, Propriet' r.
Tha State Convention on in tba
BON. W. Y. ATKINSON FOR GOVERNOR.
Honorable A. N. Clay for the Permanent
Chairman—The Content for the Sec
retary of State-Atlanta Taken
By the Politicians.
Att.anta, August 2. —Atlanta is veri
tably in the hands of politician::, and
the Democratic State Convention which
meets at 11 o'clock this morning will be
the largest attended in the history of
political gatherings in this siate. Early
in the week the delegates- and friends
of the candidates began to arrive, and it
is estimated this morning every county
has a full representation on the scene.
In addition to this the Georgia Bar and
Justices’ Associations are in convention
here, and there are several hundred
present who are not allowed a vote in
the convention. Most of the candidates
for the state legislature are among the
numbers and the formulation of plans
for that gathering is largely on.
HON. W. Y. ATKINSON.
The opposition, that was sprung yes
terday, to the candidacy of Mr. T. R. R.
Cobb for temporary chairman, has
fully developed, and on the eve of the
assembling it looks as though Ex-Gov
ernor James S. Boynton will be named.
Both of the gentlemen were avowed
supporters of General Evans. This
honor the Atkinson men are anxious to
confer upon an Evans man but a num
ber of them oppose Mr. Cobb, partly
on account of his age.
Hon. A. S. Clay will be unanimously
elected permanent chairman, and this
will probably decide the chairmanship
of the new state executive committee.
The name of Hon. W. Y. Atkinson
for governor will be presented to the
convention by Solicitor William How
ard, of North Georgia. The nomina
tion will be made by acclamation.
The only contest office before the
convention is the Secretary of State.
Both the candidates, Hon. Allen D.
Candler and Colonel Bill Clifton, claim
sufficient votes to nominate.
It is stated this morning that Presi
dent Cleveland will be endorsed, but
his interpretation of the platform will
not be wholly acceded to. The Chicago
platform will be endorsed also, togeth
er with its silver declaration, it is said.
A number of separate resolutions
will be offered.
FURTHER APART THAN EVER.
After Indications of Adjustment, the Tariff
Conferee* Fall to Agree.
Washington, August 2. —lt was
thought that when the democratic mem
bers of the conference committee on the
tariff bill adjourned yesterday after
noon, something definite would have
been agreed upon, but the reverse was
the result. The conferees were, to use
tlie language of one of the senators, as
far apart as the first day they met about
the conference table. At the close of
the morning session. Chairman Wilson,
of the ways and means committee, who
represents the administration on the
committee, went directly to the white
house and had a long conference with
the president. During the afternoon
Senator Jones visited Secretary Carlisle
and discussed the situation with that
official. Out of these two visits it was
believed harmony and unity of action
would come but such hopes were doomed
When the conferees met again in the
afternoon, a number of tentative propo
sitions were advanced by the house but
none of them were such that they could
be accepted by the senate. It is known
that the sugar schedule alone prevents
an agreement and that as soon as that
is out of the way, the rest of the work
will require but a very short time.
SENATOR VOORHEES BETTER.
His Physicians Think lie Will l>e Out in a
Washington, August 2.—The condi
tion of Senator Voorhees, who has been
confined to his home for a week past by
an attack of bladder trouble, is said to
be slightly improved, and his physi
cian is of the opinion that he will be
out within a few da.ys. He does not re
gard the Senator’s illness as at all alarm
ing. though the colleagues and friends
of°tlie sick man cannot but feel some
uneasiness in tlie matter. Ihe Senator
rested well last night and is better than
Congressman Henderson's Sixth Term.
Charlotte, N. C.. August 2.—Honor
able John S. Henderson, chairma'n of
the committee on post offices and post
roads of the house, was renominated
for congress by the democratic conven
tion of the 7th district at Salisbury yes
terday. The nomination was made on
the first ballot and is made for Mr. Hen
derson's sixth term.
The Dispenser nnd HU Clerk Summoned.
Aiken, 8. C., August 2.—The dispen
ser and his clerk were last night sum
moned to appear before the municipal
court today to answer a charge of viola
ting the town ordinance which requires
a licence to sell beer and wines.
JACKSON, GA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2. 1894.
GOVERNOR NORTHEN'S PLAN.
Ulwttued and Adopted by the Southern In
terstate Industrial Association.
Chattanooga. Tenn.. August 2.—The
executive committee of the southern
interstate and industrial and imigration
association, met here yesterday. There
was a fair attendance of the members
representing all the southern states and
also there were a number of prominent
railroad men present representing the
leading roads of the south, and west.
A constitution and by-laws was adop
ted and there was a general interchange
of ideas on immigration. Governor
Northen. of Georgia, suggested a plan
for promoting immigration to the south
which was much discussed and finally
adopted. His plan, in brief, is to recom
mend to each state that immigration
societies be organized at every railroad
town in the state and that their local
societies collect information in regard
to all lands for sale and other informa
tion that a prespective settler would
want, this information to be sent to the
president of a state immigration asso
ciation, who shall have it printed and
circulated by the railroads. The rep
resentatives of the railroads promised
their hearty co-operation in the work
ing of the plan. It was determined to
hold the next meeting of the associa
tion in the northwest, either at Duluth,
Minneapolis or St. Paul.
BETTER FEELING EXISTS.
iiotu the Carolina Senatorial Caudidataa
Avoid Peraonaiitiea at Spartanburg:.
Spartanburg, S. C., August 2. —At
the campaign meeting at Spartanburg
yesterday there were symptoms of
of a howl downs. [)r. Sampson Pope,
had a very unsatisfactory hearing.
Then too, Colonel Darey Duncan and
General Hugh Farley did not have a
bed of roses. It came very near being
a howl, but it tvas not intended for that.
J t was more of an expression of unbri
dled prejudice and preference for John
Garey Evans and Stanyarn Wilson.
The excitable enthusiasts could not
brook attacks upon their favorites.
Governor Tillman had the crowd, so
did Evans and Wilson, but in the chief
debate, General Butler set the pace.
He made a high toned and eloquent
speech with no personal allusions. Gov
ernor Tillman did likewise. The crowd
got rampant at times in its evidence of
loyalty to Tillman, Evans, Wilson, Lar
ry Gantt, and the dispensary. The
more that is seen all the more certain
does it appear tha t there was as severe
fight going on right among the reform
ers as there was between the conserva
tives and Tillmanites.
INTERNAL REVENUE FIGURES.
CeutmUftloner Miller's Report for the Last
Washington, August 2. —Internal
revenue commissioner Miller yesterday
submitted to Secretary Carlisle his pre
liminary report of the corporations of
the internal revenue bureau for the last
fiscal year. It shows that the total col
lections of internal revenue for the
year were $147,108,442 a decrease of $13,-
836,547 for the year. The percentage
of cost of collection for the fiscal year
ended June 30, 1894, is 2.70 being an in
crease of .80 over the previous fiscal
year. The registering of Chinese la
borers was completed on May 3, 1894,
and the total number of registration
certificates applied for was 100,493. The
total sum appropriated for this work
was SOO,OOO and the aggregate expendi
ture was $43,540.17.
NOMINEES FROM BOTH PARTIES
North Carolina Populists Select Their Men
For the Supreme Court BencJk.
Rai.f.igh, N. C., August 2.—The pop
ulists convention adjourned yesterday
afternoon after an harmonious session.
It nominated W. T. Faircloth, republi
can, for chief justice ; D. M. Furehes,
republican, Walter Clark and H. G. Con
ner, democrats for associate justices of
the supreme court. Clark is now an as
sociate justice and expects a democratic
nomination next week. W. H. Worth,
populist was nominated for state treasu
rer. The platform, very long, denounces
the old parties and demands the issue
of greenbacks and free coinage of sil
ver ; but omits the sub-treasury bill. A
resolution honoring the memory of Sen
ator Vance was adopted.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND.
Postponement of the Reunion to Have
Been Held at Chattanooga.
Washington, August 2. —Representa-
tive Grosvenor, of Ohio, and General H.
V. Boynton, who are members of the
executive committee of the army of the
Cumberland organization decided yes
terday to postpone for one year the re
union which was to have been held at
the Chattanooga battle fields Septem
ber 19tli and 20th. The dedication of
the field which has been acquired for a
gavernment park has been postponed
until September 1895 to give time for
the erection of monuments by states
whose troops fought there, and it is
thought best to hold the reunion at the
Aa Attack Cpon the Part of the Nicaragu
Colon, Columbia, August 2. The
British war ship Mohawk, six guns, a
twin-screw cruiser of the third class,
commanded by Captain Leslie C. Stew
art. has landed a force of sailors and
marines at Bluefields. The adherents
of chief Clarence, the Mosquito leader,
have fortified the town of Bluefields
and the river front in anticipation of an
attack upon the part of the Nicara
guans. who are believed to be upon the
point of making an advance from Rama.
•Southern Cwtton t rop Conditions.
New York. August 2. — The Suns
cotton report says: Prices declined
partly because Liverpool closed weaker.
The crop news was generally favorable
though rain is needed in southwestern
Texas and some parts of North Caro
lina. while the plant is not fruiting
heavily in most sections of Georgia.
Bismarck Is 111.
Berlin, August 2. —Prince Bismarck
is suffering from an attack of prostra
tion by the intense heat.
THE ALARM AT TAKU
Japanese War Vessels and a Bom
FOREIGNERS ARE OPENLY INSULTED.
Japans Heavy Lom at the Battle or Yazhao.
The Chinese Strongly Entrenched
There—Futile Attempts to
Shanghai, August 2. —Advices from
Yazha n state that the Chinese are strong
ly entrenched there, and attempts have
been made by the Japanese troops to
dislodge them. In every instance, how
ever. the attacking forces, after hard
fought engagements were repulsed with
heavy losses. A portion of ti • Chinese
engaged in these battles were the best
troops of the northern arm , of Viceroy
Li Hung Chang. The Chinese losses
The north China News confirms the
report of fighting at Yazhan. It says
that the Japanese brought up for the
attack every available man almost de
nuding Seoul of troops. The successful
defense made by the Chinese was di
rected by European officers.
A letter from Han Kow ays that the
outbreak of hostilities has revived all
the native fanaticism of the Chinese.
Foreigners are insulted openly and vio
lence is feared. Nine heavy guns have
been added to the artillery at Taku har
bor in the last three days, and subma
rine mines have been laid in in expec
tation of an attack from the Japanese
fleet. Great alarm is felt at Taku, as
the people there believe that any day
may bring several Japanese war yes
aels and a bombardment, The steam
launches of the Chinese customs service
are scouting along the coast to ascer
tain whether or not the Japanese are
approaching. Their officers report that
several Japanese cruisers have been
seen in the gulf of Pecaili. The ability
of the Taku forts to withstand a bom
bardment is doubted. The fort works
were not built to resist the five of mod
M’AULIFFE MARRIES AGAIN.
Tlie Prize Fighter Surprises the Natives by
Another Matrimonial Leap.
New York, August 2,—Jack Me-
Auliffe, the prize fighter, surprised all
his friends by getting married at a very
early hour yesterday morning. The
bride was Miss Catherine Rowe. She
is one of the Inman sister variety- per
formers. Her mother keeps the Inman
casino, on Surf avenue, Coney Island.
The couple, accompanied by Luke
O'Reilly, a lawyer, who acted as wit
ness, drove from Coney island to the
Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, between 1
and 2 o'clock yesterday morning, routed
Justice Murphy out of bed and were
married in the parlor of the hotel. Mc-
Auliffe said they were going to Bangor,
Me., where he will train for his coming
fight with Griffo. Mr. O'Reilly said
that McAuliffe had known Miss Rowe
for five years, but had been courting
her for only two months. He had a
hard time getting her mother to con
sent. He got the consent late last night.
Miss Rowe is 22 years old ; McAuliffe is
27. Both have been married before.
Miss Rowe has been divorced. Mc-
Auliffe’s former wife was Katie Hart,
the actress, who died about three years
ago, when she was with the “Natural
DECREASE IN PUBLIC DEBT.
One Million and a Half Cash Increase la
the Treasury During: July.
Washington, August 2.—The debt
statement issued yesterday afternoon
shows a net decrease in the public debt
less cash in the treasury during July of
$1,544,821.40. The interest bearing debt
increased S7OO. The non-interest bear
ing debt decreased $64,605. The cash in
the treasury increased $1,480,915.90. The
balances of the several classes of debt
at the close of business July 31st were:
Interest bearing debt $635,042,590. Debt
on which interest has ceased since ma
turity $1,840,850. Debt bearing no in
terest $379,950,470. Total $1,016,833,911,
JOSEPH PULITZER ILL.
The Famous New York World Publisher
Sick on the Ocean.
New Yore, August 2.—Mr. Joseph
Pulitzer of the New York World was
a passenger on the steamship Spree,
which arrived here yesterday from Bre
men. It was reported that he was seri
ously ill when he embarked on the
steamer on the other side. A permit
signed by the customs and health offi
cials was procured and a tug was char
tered to meet the Spree to take Mr.
Pulitzer and proceed with him to the
Catskill landing. He is said to be dan
Hutcheson la Renominated.
Houston, Texas, August 2. —The first
district congressional convention met
here yesterday and renominated J. C.
Hutcheson, to succeed himself. Ben
Campbell, Hutcheson's law partner, bit
terly opposed the resolutions endorsing
Cleveland, but despite Hutcheson's
hatred of Cleveland, the administra
tion was endorsed.
To Turn Wealers Back.
Milwaukee, Wis., August 2.—“Gene
eral” Edward L. Keene, of the com
monweal army, passed through yes
terday on his way to St. Paul, from
Washington. He will meet the armies
west of Milwaukee and urge them to
turn back to avoid being arrested as
vagrants by the eastern police.
Benjamin- S. Llddon Nominated.
Jacksonville, August 2. —The state
democratic convention adjourned at 7
o'clock last evening after nominating
by acclamation Hon. Benjamin S. Lid
don. of Marianna, Jackson county, for
justice of the supreme court. Cleve
land's administration was endorsed.
Employment for Eighteen Hundred Men.
Boston, August 2. Work at the
American watch factory at Walthall
was resumed yesterday after a months
shut down. The concern employs about
1,800 people. __
MILLIONS IN SMOKE
Largest Blaze in Chicago Since the
Historic Fire of Seventy-one.
THE LIMBER DISTRICT LAID LOW.
The Lou Estimated at Ten Million Dol
lars—One Death and Many Acci
dents—The Principal Looses.
Chicago, August 2. —Fire broke out
last night in the lumber yards of J. S.
Martin Cos., in the heart of the lum
ber district and spread in all directions.
The territory burned over was bounded
by Ashaland avenue on the east, the
south branch of the Chicago river on
the south. Blue Island avenue on the
north and Roby street on the west.
The fire was the worst which the de
partment has been called on to fight in
the last 22 years. There were many
casualties among the firemen and spec
tators. The onlj' death, fo far as heard,
was that of a hoy who fell from a lum
ber pile in a slip and drowned. Among
the principal losses are: Siemans *fc
Halske electric company of America,
works completely destroyed, loss SBOO,-
000; well insured. Wells A French,
manufacturers of car wheels, freight
and refrigerator and street car works,
loss $300,000. Perley, Lowe & Cos., lum
ber dealers, yards adjoining Wells,
French & Cos. foundry, fifteen million
feet of lumber, chiefly soft pine, de
stroyed, loss $300,000. S. K. Martin
lumber company, Blue Island avenue
and Lincoln street, known as the larg
est lumber yards in the country, thirty
five million feet of lumber and the
offices consumed, loss $700,000 R. F.
Conwar, cedar posts and blocks, mills
and wagons, almost totally destroyed,
loss $450,000. Chicago stove w r orks, ad
dition to main foundry, destroyed, in
cluding patterns and stock in an ad
vanced state, loss $250,000, and many
others. Loss ten millions of dollars or
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
An Order to the Troops at Chicago That
Has Just Become Public.
Washington, August 2. —The leaders
of the riotous mobs who confronted the
.United States regular troops during the
progress of the great strike probably
did not not realize how perilously near
they stood to violent death, for not
only were troops fully authorized to
shoot into the mobs, but the command
ing officers were authorized to detail
sharpshooters to shoot down individual
rioters who were particularly obstrep
erous. All this is made evident by
g-eneral order No. 23, which w r as made
public at the war department yesterday.
Not for many years had the United
States troops been so generally in ac
tive service as during the strike, and
consequently many commanding offi
cers were somewhat in doubt as to their
powers and duties under the complex
laws and regulations touching the use
of troops. To meet this demand for
exact information General Schofield
issued general order No. 23. It was
dated July 9, and officers were instruct
ed to regard it as confidential, because
it was feared that its publication at the
time would further inflame the excited
and lawless mobs. The order author
ized strongly and emphatically as
STATE AND PRIVATE BARS.
Both are Running in Full Blast in South
Columbia, S. C., August 2. —The dis
pensaries opened up again yesterday
throughout the state, but no where was
there any trouble. People paid little
attention to the matter. The only
change noticeable was that the dispen
saries added to the number of saloons
already open. There is a tacit under
standing that Governor Tillman will
give the saloon men fifteen days in
which to dispose of their stock. It is
undersood that he will after that time
notify them that they must absolutely
quit business, and will instruct con
stables to see that the law is enforced.
Under these circumstances the saloons
are still doing business unmolested, and
the dispensaries made but few sales
No one has been employed in the state
dispensary except a sufficient force to
ship any orders coming from county
dispensaries. The stock ready for ship
ment in bottles amounts to 500 barrels,
which will last some time.
CATHOLIC ABSTAINERS MEET.
The Twenty-Fourth Annual Convention of
the Order On at St. I'aul.
St. Paul. August 2. —Thousands of
representative Catholic abstainers, rep
resenting a large majority of Catholics
dioceses are here as delegates to the
24th annual convention of the Catholic
total abstinence order of America. The
attendance is not large as at some pre
vious conventions, owing to the fact
that many delegates have been unable
to leave their homes, on account of the
commercial depression and the inter
ruption to trade occasioned by the rail
road strike, but what is lacking in num
bers is more than made up in the en
thusiasm of those on the ground.
The Will of James K. Ward.
New York, August 2. —The will of
the late James E. Ward, late owner of
the Ward line of steams dps, was filed
yesterday. The will leaves everything
to his daughter. Florence A. Alker. wife
of Alphonse A. Alker. Mr. Ward's real
estate is valued at 81.00.000 and his per
sonal estate is alleged to be worth SI ,-
To Transform the Vesuvius.
Washington, August 2. —Secratarj’
Herbert has ordered the board of bu
reau chiefs to consider at once the possi
bility of transforming the dynamite
gun cruiser Vesuvius into a torpedo
cruiser of the first Her pneu
matic guns have not been a success.
The Valkyrie to be Sold at Aaetion.
Gbenoch, August 2.—lt is said that
Lord Dunraven's yacht, the Valkyrie,
just as she stands, will be sold at auc
THANKING MR. CLEVELAND.
Democratic Convention of the Fifth Geor
gia District— Livingston Nominated.
Atlanta, August 3. —Honorable L.
F. Livingston was yesterday formally
re-nominated to succeed himself as con
gressman from the fifth (Georgia dis
Chairman Clark Howell, of the com
mittee, in making the report on the plat
form said that it was not the purpose
of the committee to recommend an
evasive or doubtful platform, but an
outspoken and frank declaration which
could not be mistaken. The report en
dorsed Congressman Livingston’s stand
for the redemption of the democratic
principles an enunciated in the Chicago
platform of 1893. The currency plank
of the platform was also endorsed, and
the free coinage of silver at a ratio of
16 to 1. The repeal of the ten per cent,
tax on state banks and the adoption of
the income tax was also advocated.
Considerable opposition developed as
to the “16 to 1” clause.
Resolutions thanking the president
for the appointment of Secretary Smith
and District Attorney James were also
Hamilton Douglas then obtained re
cognition from the chairman, and in a
ringing speech placed in nomination for
congress from the fifth district, Hon.
Leonidas F. Livingston, of Newton
county. The motion was seconded by
J A. Morrow, of Clayton, and was car
ried by acclamation.
SQUANDERED THE FORTUNE.
New Fork Publisher Goes Through With
Quarter Million in Two Years,
New York, August 3. —Henry J. Dav
idson, Jr., member of the Manhattan
and reform clubs, and formerly presi
dent of the Paxton Press Publishing
company, now a trustee and manager
of the Godey publishing company, was
examined in supplementary proceedings
yesterday upon a judgment against him
for $9OO. Mr. Davidson objected to be
ing examined upon the ground that he
was not a resident of New York. There
upon the opposing lawyer handed to
Justice Fitzsimmons an affidavit in
which Davidson swore, when, as presi
dent of the Paxton company, lie made
an assignment of the company’s busi
ness in February last, that he was a re
sident of the city of New York. He
then consented to be examined. lie
swore that be was unable to pay the
judgment, lie admitted that he had
inherited from the late father's estate
$350,000 about two years ago, but that
he had not a cent of it left.
Ogcleu Mills Denies Alarming: Humor*
About the Editor's Health.
New York, August 3. —Alarming ru
mors regarding the health of Honorable
Whitelaw Reid have been current re
cently. The reports are to the effect
that the distinguished editor has been
so broken down physically during
the past two or three months that he
has been compelled to have constant
medical treatment. Dr. Janeway, his
physician, is said to have ordered him
to the Adirondaclts, where he is now
stopping, and that his medical adviser
will follow as soon as his professional
duties admit of his absence from the
city. His brother-in-law, Ogden Mills,
denies the report, and says that while
he is unwell, his condition is by no
’WEALERS ARE HOME SICK.
Six Hundred of Kelley’s Army Beg to be
Returned to Their States.
Washington, August 2.—A delega
tion representing six hundred of Kel
ley’s common wealers, accompanied by
Colonel Tracey, commissioner of chari
ties, waited on the district commission
ers yesterday and asked to be sent
home. The men stated briefly that
they had been deluded into •coming
here and that they -were now at the
point of starvation. They suggested
that a freight train be run as far west
as Denver, or even further, and that
the men be allowed to drop off as they
arrived in the plaees-where their homes
were. The commissioners promised
they would do all in their power for the
Professor Morse Leaves His Wife on Ac
count of Cruel Treatment.
Perky, O. TANARUS., August 2. —Nearly every
probate judge's court in the territory is
full of divorce suits brought by people
from every state in the union. A plain
tiff in a divorce suit need be a resident
of Oklahoma only ninety days. A di
vorce suit was filed during the last week
of the probate court in Perry by M. V.
B. Morse of Massachusetts, a relative of
the inventor, Professor S. F. B. Morse,
against his wife, Caroline Morse. The
plaintiff's petition shows that he and
his wife were married June sth, 18(51,
and lived together until 1883, when the
husband was compelled to leave his
wife on cruel treatment.
Ejected from the White House.
Washington, August 2. -A crazy
stone cutter from Boston, named Thom
as Cadogan, who has frequently visited
the white house in the past few days
asking for work at his trade, and al
ways carrying his tools with him, in
sisted on seeing the president yesterday
claiming that he would starve if he did
not get work. When he was told that
the president could not see him he be
came violent and was taken away in
the patrol wagon.
The Whole Family Poisoned.
Nashville, Tenn., August 2. Mr.
and Mrs. O. E. Smith, living at Young’s
in Giles county, were poisoned by
drinking coffee into which poison had
been placed by some unknown person
during their absence from home. The
lives of Mr. and Mrs. Smith were saved
by hard work, but their six weeks’ old
baby, who had imbibed some of the poi
son by nursing, died from the effect.
Tobacco Crop is Making Good Progress.
Raleigh. N. C'., August 2.—The state
crop report yesterday said that corres
pondents report crops to be the finest
on record. News of the tobacco crop
shows improvement, and good progress
in curing is being made.
STEPS DOM AND OUT
Congressman Funston, of Kan
sas, Unseated by the House.
MOORE, THE CONTESTANT, STEPS IN.
Consideration of the Sundry Civil Hill Re
sumed in the Senate uud Continued.
Work in ltoth the iirauehes
Washington, August 3. —Mr. Hatch
reported the result of the conference
upon the senate amendment to the ag
ricultural appropriation bill, appropriat
ing sl,ooo.oo<> for the extinction of the
Russian thistle in the northwest. The
senate receded from the amendment.
The report was agreed to.
Then the house proceeded to the con
sideration of the contested election
case of Moore vs. Funston from the se
cond Kansas district. The committee
on elections reported in favor of Moore's
claim to the seat for which Funston
holds the certificate and which he lias
Occupied since congress met.
The resolutions offered bv the minor
ity that Moore was not elected and that
Funston was defeated bv party votes,
and then the house adjourned, postpon
ing until today the votes that wiil un
seat Funston. and put Moore in his
In the Senate.
Senator Chandler offered a resolution,
which went over until today instructing
the senate committee appointed to in
vestigate the charges of bribery against
senators to inquire into the facts con
nected with the organization and his
tory of the Dominion coal company, of
Nova Scotia, for the purpose of ascer
taining whether such company was
formed or is being conducted by reason
of any assurances that the tariff duty
on coal shall be repealed by congress,
and if so to ascertain who gave such as
surances, whether or not any officer of
the government, or any member of con
gress is or was interested in such com
pany. and what action, if any, has been
taken by any person in fullfilment of
Consideration of the sundry civil bill
was resumed. An amendment which
was offered by Senator llunton author
izing the secretary of war to employ, in
connection with the Gettysburg nation
al military park, a representative of the
army of northern Virginia (confeder
ate) “Recognized as well-informed in
its history" gave rise to a discussion
and was eventually agreed to ; and a
similar amendment offered by Senator
Hate of Tennessee relating to the Chic
axnuga and Chattanooga national park,
was also, after discussion, agreed to.
STRICKEN OUT IN CONFERENCE.
Five of the Amendments Made by the Sen
ate in the liiyer and Harbor Bill.
Washington, August 2—The result
is more than a reasonable probability
that five amendments made by the sen
ate to the river and harbor bill, pro
viding for improvements that will cost
in the aggregate more than 85,000,000,
will be stricken out in conference. Only
a small part of this sum is appropriated
in the pending bill, but the appropria
tion commits the government to finish
the work under contract, covering in
each case a period of several years.
These appropriations are as follows:
For improving Bay Ridge Channel, New
York harbor, 8100,000; ultimate cost
8475.800. Constructing jetties at Cum
berland Sound, Fernandina, Fla., 8100.-
000; ultimate cost 81,817,500. Deepen
ing Cape Fear River, N. C., 8200,000;
ultimate cost 81,430,000. Constructing
a boat railway at Three Mile Rapids,
Columbia River, 8250,000 ; ultimate cost
$2,264,000. To improve navigation be
tween St. Paul and Minneapolis by
means of locks and dams 8100,000 ; ulti
mate appropriation 8550,000.
CORBETT KILLS hls MAN.
la a Friendly Tusiei at Columbus, Ga., Ou
Yound Man Instantly Expires.
Columbus, Ga., August 2, —Young
Chambliss, stenographer at the Empire
mills, this city, and Jim Corbett, collec
tor for the Bee Hive store, had a fi iend
lj tussel yesterday afternoon at the
mill. Chambliss struck Corbett rather
severely over the eye, which nettled
him. when he dealt him a blow over the
heart with all of his power. Chambliss
fell to the grouncLand expired in a few
minutes. The deceased is about eigh
teen years old and it is stated suffered
considerably with heart affection. Cor
bett is about twenty years of age, and
is deeply distressed as the boys were
good friends. '
Nominees Against Crisp and Turner.
Savannah, Ga., August 2. —Dr. S. W.
Johnston, of Appling county, was nom
inated for congress by the populists of
the eleventh district at Waycross yes
terday to oppose Judge Turner. At
Americus G. W. White was nominated
by the populists to run against Speaker
.Mrs. Cleveland's Stepfather Better. 1
Buffalo, August 2.—Henry E. Fer
ine, Mrs. Cleveland's stepfather, who
was reported on Saturday to be serious
ly ill, has improved considerably and is
out of danger.
New Yof.k, August 2. —Treasury bal
ances; Coin 872,750.000; currency 861,-
959;000. ‘ -j
NEWS NOTES BY WIRE. >1
The Total Abstinence union of Amer
ica met in St. Paul Wednesday. jj
The miners’ strike on the Gogebic
range, Michigan, has been declared off.
Mrs. Katherine Nolan, of Hillsboro,
111., is 112 years old and her only son 87. I
Lanesboro, Mass., was struck by a
crop and orchard destroying cyclone
The cruiser Minneapolis was placed
in the government dry dock at League
island navy yard, Philadelphia, on We i- ]
William Noon, an eleven-year-old boy <
residing-in Trenton N. J., was accident-J
ly shot and killed by Matthew Pursell,
aged fourteen, on Tuesday.