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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               UTION. VOL. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 14, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BEVOLUTION IN IT. 3TITE THE M'COXJLS Vf JOT A DESPERATE PARTISAN SCHEME- Congressman 'Wilaon OutUuOfl Would Attend Such Otber Mows. master, has an application on file, signed by nearly everybody in the town. THB ASYLtTM POSTUXSTKB W Jackson was today appointed postmaster at Asylum, Baldwin county, vice A H Rice, resigned E W B. A WHEEL BBOBJE. March 13 [Special The anti-gcrryuandering hill, intended to pro> ent the re-districting of Ohio and Mary- land, are now belore the houre 'committee on the election of president and vice-president, is Btronpl) condemned by the leading democrats In tho house Allstate that tbe dangers at- tendant to tbe passage of ibis bill are grave, and cannot be under-estimated Many repub- licans seriously question the expedience of passing the measure Major HcKinley and Ben have already signified their robation to a measure designed to tle the oice of the people of Ohio on election dav Ihus for the McComas bill has been a threat to tho Ohio A threat cal- 1 to present tho passage of the re-dls- tnct wlurh mikos sixteen distnctsout of Ohio tvientj-oiie strong'y democratic Since this bill is now law, the republicans in tho feel it incumbent upon them to do something to prevent the Ohio democrats from having the majority representation in congress As the Ohio legislature is strongly Inclined to change tbe method of choosing presidential electors from the present system to out m winch they would be chosen by con- mal districts, the desperation of the re- publicans can be imagined Unpopular as the course of the patty at present in power is, ils members are straining exery effort to pre- vent tho overmhelmmg democratic majority that the next election is sure to bring CONGRESSMAN 1ML30N TAT.K3 Congressman "Wilson, of West Virginia, who has gn en the McComaa bill considerable studj spealts significantly of the serious con- sequoncos that might result if the meaiuro is passed 1 lit. democratic position is strongly antag- onistic to the said Mr "Wilson, "on the ground that it is unconstitutional, that con- gress had never interfered in the redistnctmg of statee, and has no right to do so, that it is a desj erato expedient is evident, but the consequences oE such a law should be borne in mi ill They would be of the gravest descrip- tion They would throw congress Into chaos, and could easily precipitate a civil war 'The ingenuity exercised in the form me: of McComas's bill show that it was de- signed expressly for the benefit of Ohio and Maryland, who hate recently passed redis- tnctmg laws Whatever good points it may e as a general jaw are more than oouuter- oalanced by the political clap-trap interspersed and intended to affect Maryland and Ohio chiefly Ohio Suppose, for instance, the dem- ocrats would elect congressmen by the now districts and the republicans by the old Two delegations, comprised of twenty-one members each, would come to congress and present their credentials The credentials of the re- publican c aimants would be certified to by the republican state canvassing ol the democrats by the governor, as the state legislature may decide In the meantime, fih ch set of claimants would tafeo part in the organization of the house How could the justice of the rival claims bo thus informally determined? All would depend on the clerk of the house He could enroll whatever set he pleased The result w ould I fear, very serious No party should attempt to carry out a policy so unjust that its opponents would feel justified in re "What do you thmft of the change proposed in Ohio regarding the method of choosing president al electors9 "The legislature of each state lias the un- doubted right to prescribe the manner 111 which, presidential electors shall be chosen in that state If Ohio wishes to choose her electors by congressional districts, she had the right to do so It is only since the war that the present plan bj state ticket has been adopted As late as 1303 South Carolina had its presidential electors chosen by tbe state legislature, and there is no law against such a method even now TOURGEB BFFOBK A COMMITTEE Albion W Xourgee went before the house committee on education this morning, and ar- gued in favor of the bill of Mr Kennedy, of Ohio, to appropriate one dollar annually to illiterate in the United States, the monej to be distributed in the school districts Ho was followed by Professor Chambers, {Colorado) of North Carolina, who spoke in favor of the bill to appoint a congres sioiiil committee to inquire into and report unou tho progress and condition, of the colored lace suvco their emancipation Such a course, he said, would show to the world the real condition of the negro, and thereby induce the white men of both par- ties to meet on common grounds and settle the race question The wrauglmga of the sec- tion s> ho said, would never do the negro any good It simply resulted in harm to the black man He concluded by saying that there was A feeling in all sections that the negro should te treated justly, and that if the negro was Bhown biff true condition and let alone, he be able to settle the question himself of the committee heartily in- ew York s four hundred were transported bodily here, and the wealth and fashion of tbe whole country was rep resented Tbe ball ia given for the benefit o: Alicia hospital, wbich was built by Mr Flagler and will be supported by tbe Ladies Hospita association, for whom the ball was given Among the prominent guests were Mr ant Mrs Calvin S Bricc, of Ohio, B F Jones wife, Fred Vanderbilt and wife Admiral Upsaur and wife Washington, Mr and Mrs R M Flag ter, Annie Flaglcr, LegrandB, Cannon.H Legrand Cannon, W Bayard Cutting, Jacob LorfUard.Jr and a hundred of other distinguished York era, L. Harrison puJJes, Miss Batcher, Mr W G Warden and daughters, Philadelphia, Robert Garrett and wife, Mr and Mrs Gllmore. George J AppoJd, Baltimore, H R. BUllnry and family New York Tbe hotels are crowded to overflowtai and the season is the greatest ever known. nave Left for the South, "WAsmwoTow, March 13 Harrison Mrs Wanamaker, Mrs Russell B Harrison Miss Wanamaker, Mrs ot Philadel phia, Miss Robinson, of New York, Mr Rus- sell B Harrison and Mrs. Hammond, of Tren ton, left Washington at 11 30 this morning in the private car of J. H Iiiman, president o the Richmond and Danville railroad, for a trip south They will spend Friday in Charles- ton, and then go to St Augustine, Fla. Atlantius In Kcw York, NEW YORK, March 14 party o representatives of the city government of At- lanta, are stopping at tbe Gilaejr bouse, and are investigating matters pertaining to our municipal departments Tbe party Inc.ndes Alderman J G. woodward. ConncUroan Porter King, Police Commissioners W R Brown and J F Lester, Chief of Police A- B ConooUy and W T Gentry, electrician, ________ Rhode Island R-1., March repub- lican state convention today re-oomiaateQ all tbe present state officers excvpt tbe attorney general, wfao is a democrat. For this office, Rogers, of Pavtucket, U nominated. UNDfiB THE WATEB. x.xirxx AT FLOWS OVXft NBW OBI.KAKS, Match 13 1 o'clock p. m today the nver was tfcree inches above the high water mark of 1874, and is stall rising At Poydras street the water commenced run' mug over the levee and all lower places in the vicinity were soon flooded On the lower side of Canal street, near the harbor station, the water covers the levee up to the Ixmisville and Nashville depot At Bemville street much of the levee is under water, and at Conti street the entire evee is covered with water Streets about the ugar exchange are flooded and the exchange is reached by temporary plank walks Water s flowing down the gutters of BienviHe, Conti and other streets below Canal street Al- though the water is running over levees, there need he no apprehension, as between the bnlk- leadofthe wharves thick planks are driven into the ground, behind which is a levee bat- ture This affords a protection that will not give way, and no great damage is likely to re- sult from water running over THE BIVBR STILL RISISO At Cloet street, the water is running over the bank in quite a stream, flooding the gutters and adjacent utreeta The nver continues rising steadily. At33Op m.the gauge was sixteen feet eight-tenih3, which is six inches above the high water mark ol former years A large part of the city below Canal street is nearly submerged Water at the custom house is over the sidewalks, and coming up rabidly On the Decatur street side, water fills the street, and is beginning to encroach on Hie sidewalk Water is flowing out Canal street, and indi- cations are that the entire business portion of tbe city will be covered with water before morning DETAILS OB1 THB FLOOD The nver here at S a m was sixteen feet and three-tenths At 5 o'clock it was reported the harbor station at sixteen feet and nine tenths, and at 2 50 o clock they reported the water at seventeen feet, but it remained at that point but a short while when it receded to sixteen feet eight-tenths, where it seemed to make a stand This was six inches above the record of other years, and the water went the levees all along the city front at every depression or low place and soon flooded the streets and sidewalks of a large section of the city Up town at the head of Jackson, Washington and Sarapu streets, the waves washed over the levee and submerged the streets and sidewalks The same thin? occurred at other points down to Poydras street Here the water spread out over a broad space occupied by the Morgan road, filled up the low places and then began to flow down Poydras street and out into the cross streets on either side, covering tbe sidewalks on Poydras .street as far as St Charles street, and filling tbe gutters, back to the drainage canals in the rear of the city BUSINESS HOCSBS _ On Gravier street the water flowed freely, completely covering the streetm places At the head of Canal street, the water was running over the levee, but very little (but from Custom House street to Conti, the water came over the levees freely, and completely submerged the streets, and in many places the sidewalks and lower floors of business houses from tbe north side of Canal to Hospital street, a distance of fourteen blocks, and from the river to Rampart street, a distance of eight blocks From K am part street the water flows off m gutters or street drains to the drainage canals in rear of tbe city Below Ely-nan Fields the water is also passing er the lev ee in many places, and on tho north, side of Canal street the sidewalk in front of the Touro buildings was overflowed, and Hill's jewelry store was invaded by the TV ater and other mess places suffered in a like manner The greatest damage was that sustained by the merchants who had sugar in tbe old bonded warehouse on Old Levee street At 9 30 p m gauge reading at the head of Canal street was sixteen feet eight-tenths, showing that the river has remained about stationary since 3 p m and tins seema to have taken most people by surprise, though all who had business on tlio levee made preparations for it to the extent of re- moving their goods to safe quarters ACROSS THE BIVKR Since yesterday evening tbe levees across the river have been in danger, and water is coming over from tbe line of Davis crevasse, above the city, to the lower line, a distance of some fifteen miles In many instances the water flows back for ten squares Large forces bave been at work raising the levee with sacka filled with earth The Southern and Crescent Oil mills were being washed under by water, and the floors were torn away and embankments built under- neath A break occurred at the Hatch place, near Harvey's canal, but it only reached the width of four feet, when it was discovered and promptly closed It is still a dangerous spot, as the levee is very weak there The levee at Sharp's place, five miles above Gretna, where there was a serious crevasse some years ago, is again creating anxiety as it shows signs of weakening aud a force will work all night to strengthen it The Company canal empties into the river just above the city limits on the nght bank and is the avenue by which boats reach the Bayou Barabtria, and the oyster and fishing grounds below The water baa reached the top of the locks They will not be opened any more for the present as the letting in of the river might lead to damaging remits Prom Canal street ferry to Morgan depot, the principal portion of Algiers, a distance oi three-quarters of a mile, the situation at one time was very threatening, about noon the water commencing washing over the levee along ita whole length and in a short apace OJ time Hie entire front and street for ten blocks back were flooded Yardmaster Magmre, ol the Morgan road, and city forces went to work at once and in a few hours threw up an entire new levee That stopped the flow temporarily but the water was already knee deep on Front street. The Southern Pacific and Texas Pacific tracks are both across the river, bat travel is still uninterrupted, owing to the good work done Just below Algiers is Orleans levee which commands a laue Mcttou of country A new levee was constructed only a few day ago, but the nver has been climbing up, aiu today tbe warning signal was again given Tbe water was six inches deep over the creat. Men and material were pranapth furnished and a gallant effozt is being made t se six inches, Bayou Sara, rose nine-tenths of foot, Natchez, rose six-tenths, Greeiivtlle, lias, rose two inches, and below Arkansas City the water is runniugover the levee It continues to ram Dnnaldsonville, La rose seven lacbea, Plaqaemme, La rose sue last night and all day, rose and inch and a half A Times-Democrat Greenville, Miss spe- al says Reports up to 6 JO o'clock from all mints in this ee district, above and below, ndicatca that all is serene this side of this iver Tiie levees above will stand from three o five foot, below two to five more water ban we now have Every preparation that ingenuity and man can provide is being made for breaks that may occur The rum bas fallen for fifty four hours nd the total fall has exceeded five inches ndications are that it will rain all of tonight ?he er here has one aud a balf inches n the past twenty four hours and isstill rising nth the gauge indicating forty-three feet The riso m tho m er the following jKttzits in lus district in the past tvvenK four nours has >een as follows Coucordii, two and one half Mound, two inches, one inch, runswick, three inches TBB SITUATION AT MEMPHIS MEMPHIS, Teuu March 13 rivers are n an alarming condition The highest flood evel QT.CT recorded has already reached pt many points south nf here and will likely be ttained from Cairo to the spilf witbm the lext five or six dajs The rainfall of the last hree sums a total of from two to liree inches over the couiitrj lying ot lie Mississippi to the Indian territory and outh of the Ozark range, and from two to ive inches between the Ohio and Cumber- valley The nver at this point is three- unths above the great rise of 1882, and one- tenth below that of 1887, the highest on re- cord ARKANSAS CITV TNIWPATED The Kansas City, Ft Scott and Memphis, he Iron Mountain, and Little Rock and Mem- mis railroads, whose tracks lie through the tooded district opposite here, are confident of escaping inundation, the roadbeds having been put in excellent condition during tho past year An 4ppeal reporter, who has jost Mturned rom Arkansas City, Ark says the real con- dition of affairs at that place hare been sup- The water from Sappmgton break IAS flooded the town aud surrounding country hundreds of hogs and sheep liave been drowned and the people are in constant fear of a break in the lev ee in front of the city where water yesterday was four inches upon the sand bags on the top of the let ee THB OHIO FALLING CAIRO, Ills March nver has fallen about three inches since last mght The gauge reads forty-oight feet and six and one-balf- tentUs The weather is cloudy and cold The Ohio nver is reported falling at Shawneetown and Paducah, and rising fromEvansville The Vfississippi nver is also falling It is thought ,ho Mississippi river has about readied its ughest point, but a heavy nse from above may cause it to use agaiu or materially check. ts decline HER MAJESTY'S NAVY. The Amount Aslted for Building New of War. LONDON, March 13 In the house of com- mons tonight, Lord George Hamilton, first ord of admiralty, said that the estimates for the building ol war ships for the coming firian cial year were 000 This sum was ex- clusive of estimates for armaments which amounted to Samuel Smith, member for Flintshire, a jberal, asked whether the government had seen printed reports of cruelties inflicted upon political prisoners in Sibena, and whether it would cauafe tbe British ambassador at St Petersburg to direct the attention of the Rus- sian government to the matter W H Bmitb, government leader, replied ;hat the government had no means of ascer- taining if there was anj truth in the report, nor had it the power to approach the Russian government on the subject The appropnations asked for the army were granted _ ___ _ EUGENIE WRITES G POETRY. The Ex EmpreM to Pnblinh tbe of Her EEonbaad and Son. LONDON, March 9 The ex Empress Eugenie lias taken to wntmg poetry It is said that her work exhibits remarkable talent Copies of the sonnets have been received bv the queen, who is a very intimate fnend, and by the pnuce of Wales A pretty little poem, entitled the "Return of the was sent to her royal high- ness, tbe Princess Beatnce, on the occaaien of Battenburg's return, but the attention did not please the princess The Empress Eugenia 13 editing the letters of her late husband and her son for publication The sale of the book will bo devoted to the fund for the relief of the widows of the sol- diers who fell in the war of 1870 The book will include several letters received by the late pmice impenal from v anous ladies of rank Herr FESTH, March 13 Notwithstanding the positive statement on Tuesday that Von Tisza had resigned the office of Hungarian pnme minister, and that Count Von Szanary had been appointed to succeed him, Von Xisza to- day announced in the lower house of the Hungarian diet that he had today asked the emperor to accept his resignation Premier Tirard PABIS, March 13 senate today rejected the vote of confidence asked by Premier Tirard on ttoe question of a commercial treaty with Turkey The motion was defeated by a vote of 163 to 85 M Tirard- wan much displeased witb tbe reanlt, and it 10 rumored that be has threatened to recign. Mr Blggar's Successor. March 13 Paraell has recom- mended Veaey Knox an Ulster protcstant, to his borne rale electors of tbe west division of County Cavan, Ireland, as the candidate of that party to fill the vacancy in tbe house of caused by tbe death ofKr Beggar_______ Snow Sixty BA, Col, Match 13 RioGrande railway baa two hundred and fifty snow shovellers at work opening the snow blockade acroHs San Juan range, at Cameras, on tbe east side ot the divide Snow is reported to be cLxty feet above the top of telegraph poles and for miles on each aide it is from twenty- five to forty feet dee, the deepest ever known jn this locality The weather is very severe, tho temperature being twenty-two degrees be- low zero today Thij is the third time the pass has been snowed up this winter and it will probably be ten days before it is opened Bound. Over For Horse Stealing. ACGCBTA, Ga March 13 Hammond, a negro charged with stealing a hone from Tax-Collector Bohler, had a pre- liminary hearing before Nathan Da via today Meson B Y Hams and Sa uel Coleman, two well known white men integrity, testified in the caw Tbe evidence was damaging to the prisoner Seeing the coils tightening upon Hammond adopted a bold plan to save himself, and declared that the witnesses had perjured themselves Bach of them, he said, had wilfully lied and knew he was lying when he gave in his evidence Tbe witnesses were only restrained by tbe in- terference of the court officers from at once re- seniing the negro's rude Hammond bound over______ ol tfce Enterprise Factory. Ga-. March a me fngoftbe finance committee ot tJie Enterprise Factory, twJay. whicn tne basinet of the year was leTiesmd to prepare tbe report for the annual of tbe stockholders, the mill sbowr to have done a good business dozing tbe past yotr It has made fifty six thousand dollars, or per cent on its capftai of bonds Mocks, cigat hundred t botm THE CRIMINAL CABEEB OF THE WHO is TO sm P. DAVIS PROVES TO BE THE ALIAS" Of a Man Who Soot fa Caroli Down With More Crimes Than C to of His Class. aH, N C March 13 ember in Chatham eoimtv, Jamec Davis, a white man, murdered Joltn Hor- on, his employer, with whom h.4 roomed by reaking skull while the latter wax sleep The case attracted widespread attention as [id his capture at Danville It was ueoessary o bring him to Raleigh for safe keeping. month he was taken to IMtsboro lot rial and was convicted of the murder It waa nroved that after killing Horton he -had taken tho body to a tobacco bam, due a grave and buried it and had placed tobacco it. Ho then out that H irton had left Janns that he killed Horton w Hit a bootjack n their room, while Horton wis attempting 0 shoot him with a shotgun after a quarrel bout a small sum of monev Davis was sentenced to be hanged March 28th Ho intended to appeal to the supreme ourt, but failed to perfect his appeal during he term of tho court, and thus lost his oppor- umty He must now rely wholly on execu- e clemency His bearing during the trial bowed rare pluck, and his ideltce appeared to be straight forward The of he county e ordered that the execution ihall be public The death watch has sot THK FVCTS COMB OLT "While some people ere1 impressed with thtt >elief that there might be something m estimony in his own defense facts were rablic today which show the man to be a nal of the worst class He has a terrible record behind him, as he is now announced be William Shacklcford, of ManoB county, S C Dai, is stated on trial that he left Horry county, bouth Carolina. hreo years ago, and that he was born and raised on a farm there Sheriff Sessions, of lorry county, sajs tin. re lias been such family in the countv He sjys Davis or, lhackleford was raised in Manon, a county .djoimng Horry, and w as forced to e or seducing his own cry young daughter went to Georgetown county, and again bad to lee for his life, being charged with murdering us daughter's offspring Ho then took refuge n the lake swamps in a M_ry isolated section 01 Horry county, and remained there seieral months before he Tiae discovered He was] chased awaj, and made his way in tbe direction of N C He preached every where he went and it is eaid, by those wha leard him, that hu was a pretty good preacher 3.6 left Horry county about three jean ago IN A BXSFONDKNT MOOD Davis has but little to saj and seems lave lost all hope and settled down in utter despair ever since he heard the crdict of ury He had stated to perwns in the wrhood where he in Chatham county. that he had lived in Manon and Georgetown counties, South Carolina Rumors afloat n Chatham substantially similar to the facto given by Sheriff Sessions A friend of Darls'l was very intimate with him, has stated to several persons that if Davis, alias Shackle- ford, came to the gallows, that he would con- less the crimes of seduction and the murder of Elorton It is entirely probable that a long, career of crime and deception witl come to end in Pittaboro on tbe and many publicly expiated on the gallows Conviction of Lyachera. WHITEHALL, Wis March 13 Tho trial of ;he Blair lynohers was finished this afternoon, and the jury tonight returned a verdict ol guilty of murder in tbe first degree against Mrs Oteaon, Olehansan and Olcsletto first two named were the wife and son, respect- ively, of Oleson, who was dragged from bed and hanged by a mob laat November. About thirty other persons who took part in the outrage pleaded guilty to riot aud fined 8100 each ___ _ N aland Will Prosecuted, ST Louis, March 13 latest advices about state treasury affairs are that Poland's shortage in exact figures is as given by the examining committee who completed the r report at a late honr i.ight The committee made two reports one of which specially explains how where and En what took the monej front the treasury It is said the report is damaging to the late treasurer, and in all likleihood will insure his arrest and prosectr- lon word has yet been received from Claimed to IM an Accidental Shot. AtmcsTA, Ga March 13 {apeeial TbU Jug Hackney a yonnj? married man, shot himself in tbe shoulder causing only a flesh wound, but tbe report spread rapidH that be bad attempted suicide It reported that wlto bad left him aud gone ber brother s borne, and that it was after an interview wilh her there the attempt at Keif destnuH'on occurred. Mr. Hackney denies that he attempted suicide, and the sbootinp accidental, he baring had no idea of d ftcbargioar the when be leMly bandliug it- Tbe wound not THE WITHDRAWN. WU1 Not Pay It OB Cotton AUGUSTA, Ga March 13 a meeting ol the Southern awoclatton to- night, it was resolved that as cotton begging and other light material for packing isunprofit- able, thebonnsof per 100 for cotton so packed will not be allowed on next crop _ ___ Tho Cottosi KW YORK, March Futures opsnosl qoite buoyant on an unexpectedly strong re- port from Liverpool, although Havre declinod and a small crop movement Bat in the tart hour moat of the advance loxt under re- ports from New Orleans and elsewhere point- ing to very fall port tomorrow day) We now cutting loose from other and room trading now the mlo, working on no general prnciple, but tho broken securing profit as best they may Cot- ton on spot, very dull _ TELEGRAPH BRh VIT1ES. ballot reform bUI fmurd tbe Maryland lej- lAtature yeaterday Cbicaeo defeated BrooWrw in tbe game of muuSt Augnstine, FU., jesuaday Tbe nrtt cargo of Florida ptooaptate will for Bond yesterdar aeK' aJl accepted at 123 for loan and a ball. KB1 for loor The Richmond chamber of eoromeroo to entarVftta tbe The committee oa villtaty ported to Oie tbe military rtatitHibiU. Tidewater Land and Timber company more has an aMicnment to Jobo W for Bled. HarriaoB wboleaate dry a. t betweea iaal excewl fiktt UaWUUw NEWSPAPER!   

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