VOL. 3. NO. 516/
Bills Introduced in Both
Considerable Interest Taken in the Elec
tion 'iontests—Mr. Todd s Liquor Bill-
Big Day's Work in the House.
Special to Tribuxe-of-Rome.
PTAti.anta. November 7 —All the talk
about the hotels before the members
camo over and about the legislative halls
after they got here has been over the
find the anti-Gordon clement talking
■Bideutly and the Gordon men seem-
Rmpy happier than they have been at any
What does it mean and who is getting
That’s a hard question to answer. The
alliancemen are, in my opinion, making
a big bluff today. The first caucus hurt
th dr cause —there is no doubt about
that. Last night’s caucus nay have
helped them, but it is a noticeable fact
and one which they take pains to conceal
is their caucuses have a 1 been very
fcmall. At no time have they had enough
votes to elect. The rm.i-Gordon men
who are outside the 1< gislature are using
a good deal of bieath in cussing the
stupidity of the alliancemen in not hav
ing some sort reorganization hero to fix
the members against Gordon as they ar
rived on the scene, and they are now
talking of the election of Gordon
as a decided probability—when a
Hew days ago they couldn’t be made to
acknowledge that General Gordon’s elec
tion was even a mere possibility.
Now, while there is nothing definite in
all this talk, it shows the tendency of
opinion. Alliance leaders are still strong
in their claim of at least 125 votes, but
they are unable t > point them out.
At this hour, while the morning session
is being held the outlook is at present
this: At 3:00 an anti-Gordon caucus will
be held at the Kimball. At that caucus
the first thing to be done is to take a
count of noses and see if General Gordon
is beat*n. Then there will be a show of
the candidates here, and
is douolcday it t-nttd
difference of opininion a» to whether the
crowd can open on him.
THE JUDGESHIP CONTESTS
It can be put down as settled that Sam
Lumpkin will succeed Judge Mark Blan
ford on the supremo bench, and it is al
most as certain that Harry McWhorter
will be Lumpkin’s successor. Lumpkin,
from the present count, has a least 150
votes and today Blanford withdrew.
Judge Dick Clark, of this city, has been
mixing with the members, but if he has
any votes I don’t know w here they are.
Slab Reese and Worley, of Elbert, are
opposing McWhorten, but their frh nils
haven’t much hope.
The election of judges takes place on
next Monday. As to the circuit. judge
ship, Judge Roney will have a walk-over.
Young “Bill” Davis, of Buike, is push
ing Lovett of liis county, but Davis hint
himself and his candidates >y the man
ner of his tight on Clark Howell. Judge
Spencer Atkinson will have no opposi
tion, neither will Judge Wellborn, Judge
Miller, Judge Jim Guerry. Jud e B -yi -
ton lias two opponents, (id. Pag. , of
Pike, and Judge Middlebrooks, o N v
ton. For Judge ILm s’ plum there are
five candidates—Hou. R.-ger Gambl ■,
Hon. Alf Herrington, Judge I'. N Gil
more, Co). A. F. Daly and ll' T. McGee
of I'attna'l. Tom Eason will have no
opposition for re--'lec.tion as solicitor,
neither will li iw.od ft . nipson. Tiiu
several contestswill make the eletions
The two most important bills intro
duced in the senate today bear upon the
prohibition and school questions.
Mr. Todd, of the Atlanta district, true
to his prohibition promises, has a bill to
wipe out barrooms. It prohibits the sale
of liquor in the state in quantities less
than a quart, and provides that when so
sold it shall not be drank “on or near”
Mr. Terrell, of the Thirty-sixth, is the
author of a bill extending the school
term to six months. The state board of
education under this act consists of the
governor, attorney general, and state
Senator '‘Dick" Johnson, the author of
the house bill pinsioning soldiers’
widows under which the constitution
trodtn id a bill cai.y
ROME, GA. SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 8. UJO.
The house did a big day’s work today,
and have started out as if trying to break
the record in the number of bills passed.
Very few of them, however, are o t
more than local importance.
Atkinson, of Coweta, introduced a bill
to extend the powers of the railroad
commissioners so as to give them power
and authority to regulate the changes of
express, sleeping cars and telegraph com
■ panics for service rendered within the
Ist te, and to make the penalties pro
scribed against railroads for violating
commissioners’ rules apply to such com
| panics likewise.
Ryals, of Chatham, introduced one to
I amend section 4,578 of the code, which
relates to the running of freight trains on
the Sabbath day, so as to add thereto a
prohibition touching freight trains.
Warner Hill, of Merriwether, Snelson’s
county, seems to be carrying out the
economic principles of his ex-colleague.
He introduced a bill this morning to
amend tdie constitution of ’77 by paying
the members of the general assembly
a salary not to exceed $160;
the idea being that a s ssion
longer than forty days is not contempla
ted by the constitution. In addition to
the salary, mileage is allowed at the rate
of ten cents per mile traveled.
Gilbert, of Muscogee, introduced his
ballot reform law.
The Brady bill comes up under another
name. This tin e it is introduced by
Campbell, of Meriwether,
Captain Seay, of Floyd, introduced two
bi’ls —one to amend the charter of East
Rome; ths other to relieve the Rome
Street Railroad company from the pen
alty provided by the act of Sept. 17, 1889
Three or four labor laws were intro
duced, to protect, the original employer
in his contract with the laborers.
Another very important bill was intro
duced by Ryals, of Char ham. It is to
render railroads subject to municipal
taxation. This is an extreme extension
of the Glenn bill passed by the last legis
lature, providing for the county taxation
of ia’’roa Is.
I South Dakota is Captured by Farmers
j Min.xi Arm.is, Mixx . November 7. —
The later returns from
slmwjj.'at Ila nsidW|Mß
Chief of Police Gerald on
Wi'mss.s fesiify That o<t .'.the Mau
Killed, Made No Threat, mid Was Go
ing to the Country When Killed.
Montgomery, Ala,Novi mb r7—The
preliminary trial of thi chief of police,
Gerald, for killing W. W. Cottrell, ex
mayor of Cedar Keys, iu this city yestei
day, began before Jusiici Jackson tl is
Col. H. C. Tompk ius,A:li.iirmau of the
democratic • xeutive committee, and
('apt. John \\ niter, represent, the de
fendant, and M; j. D. Smele, a talented
young lawyer, represents the prose, u
h. W. Middleton, Cottrell's friend, who
rode with Cottrell in the hack to he p.
lice hea Iqu liters, testified that Gerald,
tired upon Cottrell twice with a d -üble
birrel gun, once while standin; , next
while falling. Cottrell informed witness
that he desired to go to police head
quarters to settle his fine and leave the
Fletcher Robinson, the brakeman,
testified that < ottrell tried to hire bis
hack first to go to the country, and he
was then r< <]nested by Cottrell to carry
him to a liveiy stable, and to go by po
lice headipi i, ters. He heard Cottrell
.make no threats; never saw ary pistol,
and didn’t see Cottrell attempt to draw
a pistol. Cottrell was shot as soon as be
got out of the carriage.
The OlUcial Count Will Be Necessary to
Decide in Illinois.
Chicago, November 7. —The newspa-
I ers here give the standing of the next
state Itgislature jn joint ballot as follows:
Tribune, republican: Republicans, 102;
democrats. !><l; farmers’ alliance,
InUr-Ocean, republican: Republicans,
101-democrats, 101; fartoers’ alliance, 2.
Nows, independent: Republicans, lot,
democrats, lifarmers’ alliance
'tWi Times, independent, adds the
tai 'Wrs' alii.mee men to ratio
ENGLISH VIEW Os THE TARIFF.
! Hen. Joseph Chatub in, M, I’., Talks
on tlie Tariff Question.
l.osrox, M.i-s, X '-ember 7. Hon.
Joseph ( hamberlin. M. P , in an inter
view yesterday, g ive hi.- opinion that the
McKinley or any t.uill a v that is so rear
the line of prohib tioti « ou’d be benefi
cial to England and etrimc- tai to
America, in that Americi. s cannot com
pete w th England in the South Ameri
c m market,, and other t-.imgn and neu
Os 'lie seal fisheries, Mr Chambeiliu
“ihisonght to be a subj t of arbitra
tion, England is ready ■ submit the
matter, and 1 hope the I uiud States
will oe equally willing."
A BLAZEIN BUF il.O
The Wells Elevator Buildup is Burn d
Bri l ai.o, N. ¥., Novenib. i 7 —Abom
o’clock this morning a loud explori
startled those living in the vicinity of t .
I\\ ill— elevator building. Simultaneou
with the explosion tire broke out in tl
building, and in a few minu’es the place
was wrapped in II lines. The heat Was so
intense as to prevent the li . men from
being able to control the tl lines, and
seeing that nothing could Im done, they
turm d their attention to saving the other
Immense pieces of iron roofing fell,
narrowly mis-big soma of the firemen.
I’he men worked bravely, however, until
4 o’clock in the afternoon, when they
succeeded in controlling the tire.
The loss will be lit least $250,000, most
of which is covered By insu anco.
A CHINESE Ills ASTER.
Unce Hundred M®> Are Horribly
Shanghai, XovembeK.-At Tai Ping
In, where are located A- ■ goveinment
mills for the manufacture . f powder, a
fearful a 'indent has occui i d.
While the workmen w,ro euga<>ed at
their various cecupatiom dxiut them.’
an explosion took plan -h, p eom'-
pletely destroyed the Imi.dim..- ai ,1
kilh d three hundred m
ing many others.
cause of I'’e ex jI. -1..11
b iff aseert lim d.'
I : ' ‘ V
PRICE FIVE CE NTS
A HOTEL Bilim
k wenfuik) Town Suffers
The Gusts Arc Aroused and m Their
h’.tforta t • KHcape M ny Are Fatally In
jurtd and Sunie Kiile « Outright-
<)wr xsnoito. Ky , X-'vemher 7. ■ A fire
sl.iitcd.it about imdumii la.-t night ill
| the has! nn-nt >t the llm.-i lio. se, which
I was totally destroyed. the lire then
rapidly spread to the Me-senger news
I paper and job office, A. J. handling’s tine
I stone building and D. A. Evans’ livery
s' able. .A 11 lln hose of the Ii re depart
ment lias b on bu st ami the lire d parf
ment arc p. f.. t y h. tpless. . elegr.uns
live been sent to Evansville and Hendor
sm, asking tor assistance. There is a
-trongwiiid, ..nd little hope of saving any
f the busm -.-., part of the city is enter
l’he guests of tlm hotel were ai ousod by
leery of tiro. Then rushed to and fro,
■lying to esc ipe Irom tho building.
Mi. Chillies Hanford, of New Albany,
Lm., was t.Holly injund by jumping from
’lie tourth-stoiy to the pavement below.
< narli-s A. Gamsey, of Ib-troi', Mich ,
was f, igliifndy burned and will die'
I haras 1... b edit, of Philadelphia, was
burned tioni the loins t. the n ck. His
death is expected. W. J. Hahr, of ( in
emnati, was fatally burned.
Nor AS BAD AS Fiusl liEPOHTEII.
Lol I-V11.1.1-:, hr , November 7.—The
lire at Owensboro, Ky., which occurred
•it an early hour this morning, was not as
-'.id or as.disastrous as at first reported.
Ihe loss will not exceed $150,600, upon
ahi h there is $75,000 insurance. None
"I lheguestsjin the hotel were burned,
iml only one was injured by jumping,
' .iml he only slightly.
KNOCKED HIM OU I’.
I’itoviin x< I-:, It. 1.. November 7. —A
ove ligl t tor SI,OOO a side between Aus-
Gib'ions of Put ms m, »ml Mitfc
a- idug. "I Wil ;in is 1
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