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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               "HE VOL. XXII ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY AUGUST 19, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. QUAY A LEADER AND NO MISTAKE. HE MS SURPRISED THE BOSSES. The Real Reason for His Force Bill Action. FIRST AND LAST FOR QUAY. Delamater a Prominent Factor in the Fio-ht. against the importation of any product of tlie United States, to make proclamation exclud- ing the products of that country from importa- tion into the United States. He said that this amendment was identical, in all with, one of the sections of the meat bill, which had passed the senate two or three times, unanimously, hut had never got any farther than the senate. WASHINOTOST, August tor Quay will call up his resolution tomorrow or Wednesday, probably Wednesday, anil the on it will be made iu open senate. Cuay would agree to no more caucuses Ho wants to end the matter in a square, open fight that is what clone tomorrow. Quay will win. The fight will prohably he short and devoid of unusual excitement. Al- though Hoar and his blood-and-thunder com- rades w ould like to cut Mr. Quay's political throat, they realize that they are the under in the fight, and must cry enough. How- -ever, Quay is to be magnanimous in Ins victory. He will not force Granny Hoar to crawl on liis knees. He will give the Massachusetts hoiv ler .in opnortunity to sa-vo his political neck by accepting an amendment to the orig- inal resolution by which, after a day for ad- journment has been fixed, the force bill may be called up in order that Hoar and Snooner may have an opportunity to fire off their heavily loaded blunderbusses. Then the bill is to go over to the next ses- sion for action. This, it is believed, will put an end to the force bill. It will go over until December. During the short session there is BO much business in the shape of appropriation tills and other equally as important moanmes that it will be practically out of the question -to pass such an infamous and partisan meas- ure as the force bill. By his action on this bill Senator Quay has tecome as prominent as a legislator as he is a politician. The old republican senators that he is a force they will hereafter to recognize. They have been accus- tomed to look upon him merely as a shrewd and skillful politician, it is true, but he has been so modest and unassumming as a senator that the old men of his party never dreamed of him as a contestant for leadership. They were an- and made show of fight, but realizing that the new blood of the senate lias couie to the front, they cannot do otherwise now than submit. Quay has displayed qualities of leadership that lias even surprised his friends. He de- clares that now is no time for the passage of more partisan measures. He insists that bus- iness matters be attended to first. He de- clares that the tariff bill is of vastly more im- portance than the force bill from a party point of view as for the welfare of the whole country. Again be says that the passage of such a partisan measure as the force bill at -this time, when the solid south is! disintegrat- ing not only under the influence of the alliance movement, but from the investment of northern capital in the south and the im- migration of northern men to the southern .states, would bo suicidal. IteetVa "Wild Threats. Heed and the republican house leaders are "blowing loudly and making -u ild threats. The latest is that if the senate refuses to pass the force bill, no tariff bill shall become a law at this session. Reed is quoted as ing said that the house shall never adopt the confer- ence report on the tanff bill until the senate has agreed to pass the force bill, and this threat he is making cause Quay's defeat. Quay, however, Jcnows Reed cannot afford to carry out such a threat and simply laughs at it. Again, Reed's attempt to bulldoze the senate has aimply stiffened the backbones of the he is disposed to call them what have heretofore been potty jeal- ousies have broadened into open strife, and there aie two factions in the republican party Warring bitterly. Harrison and the administration are fight- Ing for the force bill. Harrison has had many of the "traitors" at the white house, and has administered mild rebukes and attempted persuasion to get them into line; but the administration is cutting no figure in the fight. Harrison's statements do not even receive thoughtful consideration. Quay is indeed on top. "Wednesday he will be crowned with victory. Quay's Real Object. But it must be stated that Quay has not made this move on account of any particular friend- liness towards the south. Quay would not ob- ject to federal bayonets being pierced through the body of every democratic voter in the tsouth. Hi; They Do Not "Want to Serve. "WASHINGTON, August Reed is having considerable difficulty to secure a democrat toserve on the Rauin pension office investigation committee. Mr. Goodnight, ot Kentucky, was induced to serve, hut three other democrats from Ohio and Kentucky have declined to make the second member. Mr. Cooper, of Indiana, author of the resolu- tion upon which the investigation was or- dered, has been urged upon the speaker to.fill the vacancy, but the speaker does not think proper to appoint the member who brought the charges against the commissioner to a place where ho would be expected to sit in judgment. Purchasing Bo nd B and Silver. W vsiircuioN, August Bond offerings today all accepted at 121 fur four per cents and 103-4 for four and a halfs. Silver offeieu to the treasury today onnets; accepted 540.00ft ounces. Rates paid, ounces at lift and at 110. From San Francisco, at eubtern points, ounces at 1 lU7o at 1.1J5; at 1.185. Tho price of mlver in London today was 54 pence, the highest point reached since April, 1S78. WEBB REFUSES I TO IRBITRftf L HIS fiNSIER TO MR. POffiBLY, Who Asked a Conference.Witkj Officials. ,J A CIPHER TELEGRAM'SESIOTT Senator Hoar Siesirefl to Speak. "WASHINGTON, August 18 Hoar has notified Senator Quay th.tt lie desires to speak upon tlie order ot the latter iixing tbe programme of business for the senate for the remainder of the session, but will not be ready tomorrow. Mr. Quay, therefore, will not ask consideration of tbe matter Eheu, but says he call it up "Wednesday. THE ItMOHTS ANI> THE 15OSSES. Vice President Webb Presented TVltli the Results of the Knights' KKW YORK, August executive committee of the Knights' of Labor, who have been in session now and then at St. Cloud hotel since Friday noon last, finished their deliberations, and presented the lesult of their consideration of tin.- strike on the New York Cential railroad to Third Vice 1'reMdont "Wrbb this morning. Messrs. Holland and Wright of the board, called on Webb. Mr. Holland said: "Mr. "Wobb, this communication which I band to you routams the result of the deliber- ations of the executive board oE tlie Knights of Ijabor, and about the btnke on your rond. I wish you would read it carefully, and let us know what you think of it as soon as you Webb replied as follows: "Gentlemen, I shall read your communica- tion and reply to it just as soon as T finished reading. I shall probably have my answer ready by 1 o'clock, aCter which I shall forward it to you." Messrs. Hollamt and Wright bade Mr. "Webb goodday and left tile ofbce. Thorc is 110 mate- rial change today in tho affairs of tho Central road. Both passenger and freight trains are being dispatched as usual. Which May Mean a General St of the Knights. Only a short time until the Knights of Labor, -Once so powerful in the industrial regions of this statetwill cease to exist as an organiza- tion. He gives as reasons for the break-up internal dissension in the order, bad manage- ment, unwiso s trifces and the impossibility of bantling different classes of laborers into one organization. THKOTTGH FOR THE 8VMMKR. Xhe British Parliament Queen's Speech. JJONDON, August has been prorogued. The queen's speech to the two houses was as follows: My Lords and Gentlemen; My relations with al foreign powers continue pacific. Friendly atten- tion has been called to the inconveniences which THBS Chairman CAMPAIGN. Ho is Men Murphy Tolls Will Work. CHARLESTON, S. C., August The Tillmanites today developed their future campaign plans. Chairman, Murphy said thatjtbey "Egpultl or- "giShize ward clubs in each ward, where they can get twenty-five men tinder the new Till- inan constitution, and send their own delega- tion to tlie Columbia convention. "We he baid, "going in to win all we can yet." Tne "regular" democraticconvention, which moetd will also nominate delegates to the September convention, so that Charles- ton will probably send two delegations. The First District Muddle. COLUMBIA, R. C., Augubt caucus of the Tillmanite delegates to the first congressional district convention waa held hero today. This convention will nominate "W. H. Braw- ley, of Charleston, as Charleston has more del- egates than all the rest of the district com- bined. Brawley is looked upon as an anti-Till- manite, and today it was decided that the Till- manites would probably bolt and nominate a Tillman man. If they go to tbe polls, Brawlcj' will be de- feated. They say that the straight-outs set the example in tho recent convention by not recognizing the majority. THE RICHMOND CONGRESSMAN. is game has been played for Mr. i of them are hopeful. n personal and political benefit. lose strength if not no] ew York Central and Hudson Kiver kj.ihb.wH onTiJj.il> that no Knights oi L-ibor are to be emploMMl, llien a btitfiucnt to that effect will clear up .ill dcmuts and there can no tuture There will be nothing then to arbitrate so as jou hold to that opinion. Mr. Tow Jelly concluded by snying the men are willing to submit their cases to arbitration. and asks Mr. Webb's consent to the same. IllR. WEBTS'S To tbU. communication Vice President "Webb replied 1 lia've received morning a communication addressed to mo hv as master work- man of the order of of Labor. Replying thereto, 1 have to -say tlsttfttor-one of the persona dibchiTfTed from this company prior to August 8th, and referred to in jonr communication, was discharged because lie a member of your orJoi Tho Immediate suspension of each of said ppr- fetfiis-TVas reported to the "division superhiten or superhitJiideut of motive power, ar.d in each- case good and cause tor the discharge of Mien was lomid, and I am informed that the ilivisw n fcuperintcntfriit, or superintendent of motive power, investigated prior to dis- charge, and tho ot srch discharge having been reported to the managcmentot the company, thiij were f urthei nwestigattcl anif the action of the superintendent, or wiperm ten dent of power fully The management ot this comp.i nv do not deem it eoiiMt-teiit with m continuance and prosperity in business, and with tlie ilihchai JTP of the duties it oiieii to tlie people, to submit the propriety of its action in the discharge of any ot its employes to arbitra- tion. I have road yonr communication with care, and I think the foregoing answers the points presented b> >ou, ami defines the position ot this company. Mr. Webb said tonight that the freight ser- vice was complete, and that everything was working smoothly between here and Buffalo. All freight received yesterday had been cleared up and left for its destination. The places of all the strikers had been tilled, and there was not a single vacancy on tho road. LKE'b CIPHER DISPATCH. BUFFALO, N. V., August Tho great strike in Buffalo remains unchanged today. Switchmen are still firm and not a freight train ia moving. Passenger trains are running on time and no disturbance is anticipated. "We arc going to fight it out if it takes all the remarked one of the switchmen. "If Burrows had received us courteously the other day when we asked for an interview the situation might have been different; but, sir, we have been treated like dogs. The time is past when you can drive American citizens.'' i: cypber dispatch to tlie Xew Engla tive Railway Union at Boston today "Whatsoever, whatever, or more. Be in readi- ness. It is understood that this is a prelude to general strike and it may come at any hour. THE CHIEFS CONFEH.R1NO. An important conference is now being holt at the Continental hotel. Those taking iu it are Mr. Powderly, grand master workman oi the Knights of Labor; Chief 'Sargeant, OH Terre Haute, Iml., grand master of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen, and president o the Supreme Council of Railroad Employes ;G W. Howard, of Terre Haute, Ind., grand mas- ter of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Frank Sweeney, grand master of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North Ajnerica. All of the others named above said the; came at the request of "Mr. Powderly. Mr Powderly arrived at 11 :20 o'clock. Later in the day Mr. Sargeant made a statement thai they would all leave for "N ew York tonigtr upon business relative to the strike, but jus what it is he would not say. Outside rumor has itithat they are going down to consult with Mr. Webb. THEY BEAT THE CONDUCTOR. ALBANY, N. YM August 18. There has been no trouble at Van Wert street crossing up to 2 o'clock today. A number 6f freight train have passed through the city, hut the police say not one of them was stoned, nor was a sho fired. The police do not anticipate any trouble today, as the parties who were the cause of ft] the trouble yesterday are at their usual daily labor today. Charles S. Dillon, a Central railroad passenge conductor, while proceeding down town to g out on his train this morning, set upon b; three of the strikers, yard men from "Wes Albanv, and severely beaten. "Warrants ar out for them. A meeting of the Brotherhooc of Firemen in this Vicinity was called at o'clock this afternoen at East Albany. GOING TO PIECES- Tbe Condition of the Sniglits of tabor in BIBMINCHAM, Ala., August [Special.] Past Master Workman. N. B. Stack, of th Knights of Labor in Alabama, nas trritten letter to the secretary of district assembly 49 New York city, for publication in the souve nir, a book to he issued by that assembly letter is an interesting one, -but will prob ably not appear in district assembly bool Mr. Stack says the order is rapidly going pieces in this state, and the outlook for th future is very gloomy. He thinks it iritt 1x tiations-witli the powers 'principally concerned, for the purpose uf denning the boundaries within which the action of the respective shall be confined. An arrangement with Ger- m -ny, which closes tho most difficult of these questiona.haa been completed andlaid before you, and in order to give effect to it you have sanc- oned the special statute for the cession of eligoland. An arrangement has also been entered into with ranee, separating the territory adjacent to the uthern frontier ot Altrerm Irom the territory ider the influence of the Niger company. An jreement delimiting other territories in Africa under discussion with Portugal. I have agreed Ith France that the British protectorate over inzibar and the French protectorate ver Madagascar shall be mutually recognized. THK UUHBIXG HEA QUESTIOX. I have ottered the president of the United tates to submit to arbitration the differences ver the Uchring sea fisheries. The conference on e slave trade, Which was assembled at my sug- istion, by King Leopold, baa brought its deliber- ons to a close, and the fin at act has received the dhe'-lon of all the powers represented except oUand. I earnestly hope that the resolutions of tie conference'may lead g to results worthy of IB high and benevolent purposes that inspired lem. Controversies have arisen between mv subjects New Foundland and French fishermen respect- g the true interpretation of the rights of ranee, by the treaty of Utrecht and subsequent ngagenients. The adjustment of these ia occu- ,-mg the antious attention of my government I have gladly assented to an act for conferring pon western Austra'ia institutions similar to lose which have worked with remarkable success n otber Australian colonies. I have learned with satisfaction that a conven- on has been ratillcd by the bumlesratti, which iU, I think, terminate the dillicultied that have cisted respecting Switzerland. J'UBLir BUKDEXS. Gentlemen of the House of Commons. I thank ou for the provision you have made for the re- mrementa of the state. It is a matter of much atisfaction to me that you have been able to nake substantial progress in the task of rethiciiig Mr. Lee, representing the Knights of Labor n this city, sent tbe following mysterious ;ypher dispatch to the Kew England Protec- DR. FELTON 18 WILLING. IN INTERESTING TflLK WITH HIM. He Will Take Pleasure in Bearing Democracy's Standard IF THE SEVENTH SfiYS TO DO SO. He Is Against the Subtreasury Bil and Tells Why. CAHTERSVILLB, Ga., August [Special.] It now Beams certain that Dr. H. Felton will be in the race for congress in the seventh district. I have talked with him and his talk has that sound. I have also talked with several citizens of Cartersville during the few moments that I remained in town and tney talked the same way. One of the first I met was Colonel T. "W. H. Harris, a prominent lawyer of this place. He was red hot for a convention. "During the last said he, "the ublic Mv Louis and Gentlemen I am rejoiced" to ob- erve the eilective steps taken by you to promote rimary and intermediate technical education. I rust the measures parsed for an extensive rccon- truction of tho army will secure the health and ncrease the eihclency of my soldiers. I am glad that >ou have been able to materially nprove the position of the police force, on whoje amable services increasing demands are being nade. The policy you e adopted of giving uniformity nd increased vigor to precautions against con- agioua diseases among cattle will have a salutary iflucnce upon very important interests. The amendments YOU have made m the system f winding up companies uiidei tho law ot limited laluhtj will be of advantage to commerce, and our acts regarding the allotments of houses to lie working classes will contribute largely to the veil being ot the laboring portion of my people. MEETING O51 TKJS KUUEKS. imperor William Arrives in Meeting IVltli tho ST. PETKRSBUKG, August the mperor of Germany arrived at Narva last veiling he was arrayed in the unifotm of the Viborg regiment and wore tho decoration of ho Russian order of St. Andrew. The czar as in the uniform of the Alexander regiment, and on his breast was a decoration of the Ger- man orderof the Black Eagle. Theczarowitch, General von Schouvaloff, Russian ambassador o Germany, and a number of other prominent icrsoiiages accompanied the czar and received iis majesty at the railway station. After the members of the czar's and emperor's suites lad been presented to each other, the czar and jmperor were driven to Polowtseff villa, where he extended a. hearty welcome to the mporial guest. A large crowd_liiied tho route rom tbe station cheered the czarand em- peror and Chancertor von Capriyi. TENNESSEE MOONSHINE. people here have been talking of getting up a. petition to call a convention for next Saturday, to select delegates to attend the congressional con ve n ti on at Borne on September 3d. This will prob- ably be done tomorrow, and I hope every county in the district will do the same. I am told that Judge Barbour says he will bet that Felton will carry Polk over Everett." After this I lost no time in getting over the throe miles between Cartersville and Dr. Felton's farm. Twilight waa beginning to come on. The clear azure was deepening to ultramarine blue, the stray feathery shreds of cloud were all gilded and shot with gold till the sky ap- peared full of Jason's golden fleece, and deep in the west appeared a spot of gold. throwing up its molten splendor in the place where the sun had set. Above and about were no sound and the hush of evening was not broken even by the thrumming of a cnckett. It was on such an evening, in this same peaceful place, that the old, white-headed man who lives hero outlined to me two years ago his policy for the next term in the logisla- tnre a policy that was carried out to the letter worked harder for the farmer's interest than IV I have had quite a varied experience in legis- lation, state and federal, and I defy friend or foe to point to a single vote I ever gave that antagonized the true interests of the most humble farmer in Georgia. "I was six years in congress, and if my career there had one single distinguishing feature it was persistent advocacy of an in- crease of the volume of the money of the country. By speech and by vote I stand recorded in favor of the romonetization oC silver; by speech and by vote I stand recorded, as opposed to the destruction of the greenback: circulation of this country and in favor of fix- ing the amount of greenbacks at tbe sum that waa tuen in about three hundred million dollars. By speech and by vote, I stand recorded in op- position to the rechartering of the national banks. One of the happiest days and ons of the proudest hours of rejoicing in my congres- sional career was the re-establish men t of tho silver coin of this land. Tlie Financial System. "Our present financial system only needs en- largemeiit, expansion; and if we can get tho free coinage of silver, which will give ua from, soventj-five to one hundred millions of dollars animal increase; also ifjwe can get our present greenback circulation to about six hundred million. dollars; also if we can authorize our national banks to> issue their circulation up to their bonded "col- lateral and diminish their reserves, and keep up our gold and silver certificates, all legal tenders for ery debt, public and private, and all interchangeable, one for the other; gold silver, greenbacks, national bank currency, gold and silver my judgment we have the wisest, the safest and the behfc financial system known to the nations of this earth. Federal Control of Railroads. "I am opposed to federal control or owner- ship of railroads, telegraph and steamship lines. I am opposed to every -system that con- verts the federal government into a paternal government I be'ieve, in all business mat- ters, the citizen should he loft free and trammeled by government authority, author- ized and privileged to his own interest and happiness in any neld of human and in any way he may select, provided it does not conflict with the interest or happiness of other men. "One of my principal objections to the sub- treasuiy scheme is this: The government; owns no money except that which is paid to it by tho taxpayers of this country. For government to loan money at 1 per cent to tho farmers or to any other class of people, is practically to give away the money that is wrenched by taxation from the pockets of its citizens to another class. "It proposes to pauperize by the most op- pressive system of taxation all tlie people of country to protect rich men who own cot- ton bales, tobacco, whoat and corn It is the most unjust discrimination that has ever beea suggested to an intelligent people, and despot- A Tough Cans: of Distillers Caught by a Collector. NASHVILLE, Tenn., August General Deputy Collector Joe Spurrier has just returned from a raid into the Pearidge district in Clay county, Tennessee, near the Kentucky state line. This section of the country has long been notorious for the desperate character of the moonshiners that inhabit it. Several revenue men have been killed up there, and until the past year or so there were a large number of stills in operation. Several months ago a large party of Kentucky and Tennessee officers made raid in which eight stills were destroyed. Since that time Mr. Spurrier has made several trips into the section and destroyed several stills. Some weeks ago he received a message that a still was in operation at this same place; that it was guarded by eight men armed with shot- guns, and that they wanted Mr. Spurrier to visit them just one time more. Mr. Spurrier accepted the invitation, and a few days ago called upon the gentlemen. He found the still idle, and cut it up. The moon- shiners had not anticipated his coming and fortunately were not ready forhim. Asseveral of them were wanted on old charges of illicit distilling, Mr. Spurrier surprised them at their homes and arrested them with the assistance of three deputies. Four of the men, John Watson, Bill "Watson, John Thompson and John Davis, are des- perate characters, Fand doubtless would have assassinated Mr. Spurrier had they had any idea of his intended visit. The SHU'H Cotton Eeview. fEWYOBK. August opened at a decline of thirteen points on August, nine points on SODtemker; other months three points decline, closing steady at a decline of twelve points on August, eleven points on September and three to four points on other months. The sharp decline in Liverpool and continued dullness there, liberal receipts at ports, being thus far this week double those for the same time last year, dullness at Manchester, a break of twenty-five points in August at New Orleans and finally the reported failure-of a largo operator caused the decline here today. There waa large selling for "New Orleans account. Crop prospects were generally favorable. Cotton on spot was dull and lower. A Valuable Pointer COP New York. SAN AJTTONIO, Tex., August Martina Martinez, one ot the parties re- cently arrested by the authorities in Mexico for participating in. the Sandoval revolutionary movement, was very quietly taken from jail yesterday morning by a squad of ten Mexican ''soldiers and marched to a point near Nuevo Laredo, where fee was executed. Martinez is a brother of who is Vranted in Texas for murder and horse theft. The Driver Did Move. HtmisvrttE, Ala., August As the west-bound Memphis and Charleston passenger train came in today at 11 o'clock, the team of J. L. SfeGraeken was run into while it was crossing the railroad, and one mule the team killed and the forefeet of the other mule cut off, BO it killed. The wagon was knocked into pieces and the driver thrown out, but he alighted on bis feet. He ran, and never stopped until he got to the city. The damage is about 5400. in the leape of the Western and Atlantic read. At that time he set figures which seemed im- possible to attain, but today they are accom- plished facts. Now he blazes out a policy upon a broader field, and in this same place and with the same serene composure as before, he blazes out liis path where younger men have not dated to tread. Some Interesting- Letters. The first person I saw was Mrs. Felton, sit- ting on the porch reading the evening mail, which lay in a pile on the floor before her. The papers were scattered around and she was going through the letters. "I will take them at a said she, and she began tearing open the envelopes. "Here is one from Lithia Springs about the line of Cobb and Douglas counties, where they want the doctor to come and make a she continued. "Here ia a letter from Trion factory asking the doctor to run for congress, and hero is another from Dirt Town, another from Sugar Valley. Here is one from Haral- soii, written by a gentleman who says he al- ways worked against the doctor, but now wants a chance to vote for him, and he thinks Haralson, Polk and Paulding would all go for him. Here is a petition from Cedar- town signed by a long list of prominent citi- zens, including Jule Peek, who is probably the- largest farmer in Polk county. It has been coming the same way every day for the last two of letters and petitions ask- ing the doctor to make the race for congress." About this time Dr. Felton came in through the back door, in his shirt sleeves and wearing a straw hat. He had come in from work and appeared younger, fresher and lustier than I had seen him in a time. The Doctor Talks. After a half-hour's talk we got down tojijour knitting, and the following interview ensued: When asked whether he would run for con- gress Dr. Feltou replied as follows: "I have frequently said that I was not a candidate and did not expect to be one. Mr. Clements and Mr. Everett were then in the field and after the retirement of Mr. Clements I have made the same statement, I have also frequently said that under no circumstances would I become an independent candidate for any office. I think the time has come when the people of Georgia and of the south should be united if they can unite upon just and democratic principles. "But I have also said, and now repeat, that if the true, straightout. unterrified democracy of the seventh congressional district should tender me the nomination for that office I will accept of it. If in the convention called for the first week in September, I shall be convinced that that convention represents the true democracy of this district and they select me as their standard bearer in the approaching race for congress, it will give pleasure to serve them to the best of my ainlity. Opposed to Subtreafeury Plan. "I am utterly, opposed to the subtreasury scheme as announced in the St. Louis plat- form by the federation of the Farmers Alli- ance, the Knights of Labor and the Union Leajrue. "I am utterly opposed to ignoring any class in Georgia, or in the United States, politically, by another class. I believe that every indus- try and every community, incorporated cities and towns, railroads, manufacturers, mechan- ics and professional men, each and all, are equally entitled to legislative protection and encouragement as well as the farmer. A. farmer !From Away Back. "I am. a farmer, pure and simple, as all my fathers have been Georgia farmers for 120 years. I have farmed here on the spot where I sit for forty-three years. I am entirely de- pendent upon the products of my land for sup- port for myself and all who are dependent upon me. I do not supplement my farming opera- tions with any other calling that brings me one dollar. I live on my farm, I manage iny farm, my associations are with country people and no man living ia more thoroughly identified with the agriculture of the country than "When I was in public life xxo human, being ism never devised a more outrageous to rob and plunder tlio multitude for the emolument of a class." The Scraptjook Unlimbcrcd. "While the doctor was thundering away on the subtreasury bill, Mrs. Felton bat down by "the old-fashioned secretary and opened wido the lower doors. There was tho famous scrap- volumes of it, full of men's records. The doctor's record was there, too, and Mrs. Felton had at her fingers' ends every paragraph in every speech he ever delivered. It appeared that she had compiled a political and biographical cyclopedia of tbe age. W. G. COOPER. THE MURDEItlSXt FOUND AT Kan Down by ttie Shrewd Work of a Negro Detective. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August At the county convention of the democrats of county in April last, E. G. one of the county's most substantial farmers and merchants, was nominated for the leg- islature. About one month after his nomination, Mr. Maull was bhot from ambush while on his way home from his day's work on the farm, and was instantly killed. The murder was the most brutal that ever happened in the locality, but so well did tho assassin cover his tracks that the perpetrators remained unknown until yesterday. Before Mr. Maull'B death he went on tho bond of a negro named John Melling, who was accused of some slight breach of the law. The understanding was that Melling should work on his bondsman's farm until the timo for his trial in the circuit court. After Mr. Maull's assassination, Mailing's actions wera rather suspicious, and the custodians of the murdered man's estates surrendered tho pris- oner to the county authorities. Everyeffort possible was made to get Mell- ing to tell what he knew of Mr. Maull's mur- der, but the negro protested that he know nothing. Tho friends of the dead man sent to Philadelphia and employed a negrodeterti ve, who reached Lowndeis county some time sinco and went to work on the case. He expressed confidence m the theory that Moiling knew all about the murder, and following out that theory, the Philadelphia detective was ar- rested and lodged in the county jail in a cell adjoining that occupied by the suspected pris- oner. Sometime after his confinement he became quite intimate with Melling, and little by lit- tle the latter began to confide in his fellow- yesterday when he told Mm tho whole story. He had an accomplice in las crime negro boy named stole the gnn with whichi the fatal shot was fired. Melling admits that he fired Sam, the accomplice, has not yet been captured. An Alabama Appointment. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August Governor Seay today appointed W. H. of Marengo county, chancellor of the south- western division, to succeed Chancellor Cole- man, recently elevated to the supremo bench. Governor Seay today appointed. Lowery aa circuit clerk of this county. TELE GRA BREVITIES. One thousand men arc out of employment, in" to the morocco finishers' strike in Lynn, Mass. Mount Athos monastery, at Belgrade, has been nartlaUy burned. Several buildings were gutted, and twelve mocks lost their lives. The Central breaker, of the Delaware, Laclra- and Western Company, at Scranton, gPcu, burned last night. The three-storv brick building, lu New Orleans. .occupied by Lat'arque .Prercs, importers of church ornaments, was burned yesterday morn- ing. I-OBS, fully insured in local compa- nies. air 1i W. L- Hough, one of the most successful business men of tliat vicinity, died at Va., Friday night, aged seventy-one years. was prominent in tlie councils of the Soutliera Methodist chorea. The Maine hospital bureau in Washington IB in- formed that there is a case of yellow fever SdtfaeSpanlBh bark Castillo from Clenluecoa via FMcasonla, ncnv detained at Chandeteur quarantine station, Mississippi. n of the tnacliJniBfcs strike at ours is decidediylavoralile to a dozen firms etm hold out and all will ias oJ men iaa few daya. WSPAPERl   

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