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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia ATLANTA TOL. XXII ATLANTA, GA., SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, PAGES." PRICE FIVE CENTS. fiN AGREEMENT WAS REACHED, UNO THE FORCE BULL GOES OVER. It Is Dead, Very Dead, for This Session. THE DflY'S DOINGS IN Buck Is There on a Political Mission. WASHINGTON, August 22. fate of the force bill has been officially settled. It is dead. HoTvover, there is a bare chance of its resurrection at the next session. The wings of the republican senators flopped together today, and Quay, as expected, is the master of the situation. The agreement is as outlined in these last the force bill shall go over until the next session. On Monday, a resolution, similar to Mr. Quay's, mapping out an order of busi- ness for the balance of this bo placed before tho senate, and passed, probably, by unanimous consent. This was the result of last night's Caucus. A committee appointed by that caucus met today, drew up a resolution similar to Mr. Quay's, which provides that the tariff appropriation bill, and a few other unimpor- tant matters be considered at this session; that general debate on the tariff bill be closed on August 30th; that debate under the five minute rule be continued until September 8th, on which day the final Tote shall be taken. After drawing up this resolution the republican committee -drew tip a paper containing this provision, and added to it was an agreement that The force bill be taken up the first thing next session, and that a vote upon it be taken on the 20th of December. The paper also for a change of tho rules of the senate, if necessary, to accom- plish this result. This paper was circulated among the re- publicans for their signatures, and was quite generally signed. The idea of the committee was to get forty-three signatures. They did not succeed in this, but secured enough to make it absolutely certain that the bill would go over until the next session. Then the democratic loaders were ap- proached and the proposition was made to them that if they would agree to a vote on the tariff bill on the date mentioned in the resolu- tion and agree to adjourn within a few days thereafter, the force bill would not be consid- ered. Senator Gorman, the democratic leader in this fight, replied that he had no doubt but that his party would willingly accept such a proposition; he would confer with his col- leagues and give a definite answer in time for the order for business to be arranged on Mon- flay. Tonight the democrats are holding a confer- ence at Senator Gorman's residence to consider the matter and decide officially to accept the republican proposition. That part of the re- publican programme relating to the passage of the bill next session has not been made known to the democrats, as it has nothing to do with the agreement so far as this session is con- cerned. They will, however, fight the force "bill as vigorously next session as they have 4his. While the proposition to pass the bill next Cession originated in the mind of Quay, for the purpose of whipping the fight without an open treach in his party, be knows that the bill has little more chance of passing next session than this. The agitation of the question throughout the country has caused half a
nur employes with tlie view of devising some moans, either by arbitration or such other method as may be mutually agreed upon, whereby tbe threatened strike may be averted, and an abrupt mtei ruption of travel and transportation of freight prevented. Mil. WILLING. Mr. Powderly, in reply, said Our board is wllhnp- to comply with yonr re- quest and hold themselves in readiness to re- Bpoml at a moment's notice. have from the beginning been willing ana anxious to submit the matter to jour board for adjubtment. MK. WEBB WILL NOT ARBITRATE. In .reply Mr. Webb says: The further strike referred to by you will or will not take place, .is the efforts of the persons who have left our service may or may not meet with success. 1 that such efforts will fail. Tlie operating force of this com- pany is full; the passenger service of the company n lecfiilarly performed, and there i9 no obstruction to its freight service- except lawless interference, and Apprehension thereof seem1-! to me m uipropriato and unnecessary to have the conference as suggested by you. VICE PRESIDENT WEBB'S STATEMENT. The following statement is given oUtrrjyTEnv- "Webb for publication: Ko man has been discharged this company because he was a, Knight or Labor or member of any other organization. The company has dis- charged men irrespective of their membership in the order of the Knights of for drunken- ness, incapacity, broach of dutv, insubordination and lor tack ot suHicteiit work to emphn them, and it will continue to do bo whenever proper oc- casionaiises. The people of this state granted to this company its 1 ranchiae and made it oblig-itory upon it to render certain services to the public, anil provided that all itb duties, including the employment and discharge of all of agents shou'd be per- certain oflireri, and its officers do not propose to surrender, ah.mdrm or transfer the dis- charge of these duties or any part of them to any one except their duly appointed successors. It would be a moral and probably criminal neglect of duty for me to omit to discharge a evureli or twwurmaii for drunkenness when upon bis sobriety and fidelity to duty depends fhe safety of life ami limb of some of the millions of passengers transported nnnually by tins com- pany. We could, temporarily supply thejrplace of n man who absented himself from woru. for two days without leave and without excuse, but what private or publn can be earned on under such condition. What employer can tolerate inso'encc and insubordina- tion, baped upon the belief the offender will lie supported therein by the secret organization to which he belongs and by the agency ot which the employer 3 business can be damaged or stopped? The foregoing gives, without petting forth the name or place of empioj meiit, the causes which called lor the discharge of the fifty or sixtv men referred to in Mr. Powderly'B appeal. For these discharges and to avert the threatened strike, I have been called on bj Mi. Pmvderly and his as--o- ciates to consent to the monstrous absuulity of by some kind of arbitration, or investigation, persons other than the dul> con- stituted authorities of tlie company that these causes a demand which, as long as I occupy the position with which I am entrusted, 1 feel my duty to firmly decline. II. W "Wojii, Third Vice President. ARTHUR AND FOWDKRLY. CLEVELAND, August Chief Arthur, ot tho Brotherhood, of Engineers, was asked today what reply he wished to make to Mr. Powderly's open letter addressed to him, through the Associated Press, he instantly said that he -would he pleased to give Mr. Powderly tlie information he sought. Tho letter, however, must be addressed to him officially, as he never paid attention to letters such as was published this morning. The position of the eiicineors was well known, but Mr. Arthur would be glad to emphasize it il Powderly addressed him a letter ofiicially. THEY REFUSED THE STRIKERS' PLACES. BUFFALO, N. Y., August to take the strikers' places are arriving on most of the incoming trains. Thirty-eight Chicago reached here about 8 o'clock this morning, but on learning that they were expected to take the switchmen's places, all but five of them refused to go to work, and were promptly dis- missed without pay or transportation home. A DEMAND ON THK DELAWARE AND HUDSON. ALBANY, August Knights of Labor committee called upon Superintendent Ham- mond today, asking for a decision to their re- quest that the Delaware and Hudson refuse to accept freight from tho Central road. Su- perintendent Hammond said he would let the men know tomorrow what course the road would pursue. f One of the officials of the Delaware and Hudson, speaking on the question, said it was difficult to see what right the men had to make such a demand, the affect of which, if granted, would be to practically tie up the Delaware and Hudson almost as bad as the Central road, as a large part of the road's own freight traffic depended on its connection with the Central. THE SITUATION IN THE YABD8. At the "West Albany and Karner yards great progress was made in cleaning up these yards. Over two hundred men are now at work there, and one hundred more from Chicago and other points west are ejected tonight. One of the Central's officials. In speaking of the working force at these yards tonight said there will be at work tomorrow about twice the number of men usually employed in these yards. "Wo handled more freight today than any day since tbe strike was declared. A LITTLE EXCITEMENT. About 5 o'clock this afternoon, James Gray, a plumber, was making his way over tho _ railroad crossing at the East Albany end of the upper bridge, George 'Wabl, a Chicago, Burlington and Quincey freight conductor, who was on freight train at that end of the bridge, fired three shots at him from a revolver, without any provocation. None of the shots took effect, except to excite the madness of a crowd of 150 strikers, who were standing on the upper side of the track, viewing the operations of tho green hands. When they heard the shots they made a rush for the conductor, who jumped from the train and ran over the foot- path on the bridge to the Albany side, where lie was taken in charge by the Albany police. The crowd followed after him, but were cnt off by tho draworidge opening, and so he escaped from their clutches. The police took the conductor to the station, where he was held for assault in the first degree. Four engineers have doubled up, taking the places of the striking firemen. A few Knights of Labor who went out from the West Albany shops have returned to work. Several of the men who remained at work at the West Al- bany shops have complained of attempted as- saults by the strikers on their way home from TKOUBIJS AT THK STOCK YARDS. Tlie Firemen ami Engineers Strike for Hlglier Wages. CHICAGO, August of the firemen and engineers employed by tho Union Stock Yards Switching Association went on a strike for higher wages this morning. At noon forty engines, having each two men, were lying idle at Forty-seventh street yard. In conse- quence of the strike 120 switchmen are also idle. The switching or transfer system is the largest in the country, as the association does all the work for immense packing houses at the yards. Consequently all the work at the packing houses is at a standstill. The tracks are filled with immense trains of fresh meat, which were destined for outside points. The reasons for the strike are that the firemen receive cents an hour and engineers 28 cents. The firemen want 20 cents and the engineers 30 cents. Tlie men also desire Sunday work regulated. The demands were made this morning to G. T. Williams, secre- tary and treasurer of the Stock Yards Com- pany. Tjje men refused his request to go to work until their demands could be considered, and struck at once. Protecting the Railroad. Employes. WASHINGTON, August house com- mittee on railways and canals has agreed to report favorably on the bill for the protection of railroad property and of railroad employes engaged in handling it. The bill provides for safety couplers on freight cars and power brakes on locomotives, but gives railway com- panies sufficient time to prepare for the change. After January 1, 1893, it shall be unlawful for railroad companies to run a train that cannot he controlled by an engineer. Representative Hansbrough, of North has introduced in the house a joint rasolution proposing an amendment to the constitution, pioviding that neither the United States nor any state shall pass any law authorizing the establishment or main- tenance of a lottery or tho distribution of prizes by chance. IT IS A SOVEREIGN STATE. Report of the judiciary Committee to tbe Mississippi Convention. JACKSON, Miss., August judiciary committee of the constitutional convention submitted its report today. It is signed Wcslej' P. Harris, Chairman, but was written by ex-Chief Justice SimraU, the veteran re- publican. The report is made upon the fol- owing resolution: -t theJudiciary committee bo _ a3 possible, upon tlie effect of the act of congress readmitting Mississippi iuto the union, limiting the right ot the state Mississippi to impose certain restrictions on the right of and otherwise prohibiting tlio state from cbaniring tho constitution ot tho state of Mississippi, adopted In so far nt said act shall affect the work of this convention. After arguing the question at length and quoting and all the provisions of tho United Sates constitution bearing upon matters of suftrage, the com niittee519 re ached the con- clusion that whatever may have been the effect of the action of the southern states, denomi- nated either secession, or rebellion, and of re- constrution, the acts viewed as judicial or political questions, and without enumerating diverse opinions on these important questions, we are of opinion that the readmibsion of this state into the union fully aiid forever settled tho status of states thus readmitted, and that congress thereby lost all control or jurisdiction over this matter, and the states thus readmitted into the union became at once ipao facto under the constitution, re- invested with all soveioign rights, possessed by any and all other states. STo action was taken on the report, and after disposing of routine business the contention adjourned till Monday. AFFAIRS IN BUENOS AYRKS. Wlty Cabinet Changes Were Rec- onciliation .Desired, BUENOS AritKS, August changes are due to a desire to effect a reconcil- iation, and to remove the difficulties of the financial situation. All tho officers implicated in the revolution will be reinstated in their former positions. It is rumored that all trcops in the city will bo marched out and encamped at Chacarita. Gold is quoted at 162. Senior Oraghana has been appointed governor of Cordoba. Tbe Strike in Belgium. BRUSSELS, August strike in Boerinage district is spreading. Today miners quit work, making a total thus tar of men on strike in the district. Meetings have been held at Jemmappes, Guesmes, Uuaregnon and Framenes, at which the miners decided to continue the strike. The police were not allowed to be present at the meetings. A Hurricane In Austria. VIENNA, August duchy of Styria was visited by a hurricane yesterday at Gratz, the capitol of the duchy. Builaings in which the national exhibition was being held, were completely wrecked. An Excursion to Farmers. MONTGOMERY, August Commissioner Kolb, president of the National Farmers' Congress, which meets in Council Bluffs, la., next Tuesday, received tbe fol- lowing telegram today from Council Bluffs: Free excursion over tho Union Pacific to .Denver and Montana. Bring all of Alabama. 0B. F. CLA.YTOX, Secretary. Captain Kolb will leave with the Alabama delegation tomorrow night. TELEGRAPB" BREVITIES. Prince Bismark -will not visit England. Cholera is spreading rapidly along the Mediter- ranean. Several cases of cholera are reported in the vicinity of Berlin, The shipping strike has caused a general paraly- sis of business in Australia. Frost nas prevailed over Manitoba and the lerri- tories, and Tu per cent of the crop has been injured The senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Michael H. Haas as postmaster at Fortress Monroe, Va. The Gomontoff, Russia, maneuvers ended yester- day. Chancellor von Caprivi inspected the for tress of St. Veter. Senor Vincente "Wilde Lopez, minister of finance, and General I-avaUe. minister of war, of Brazil, have resigned. A cannon was prematurely discharged in a sham battle at M'averly, N. Y., killing "Will Bossum and fatally injuring James M. Costaraore. In the second congressional district of Texas, the convention last night nominated John B. Long, ot Husk, Cherokee county, for congress. The hay crop in Ireland is reported as ruined, and the condition of cereals and tnrf is bad. One death, is reported from eating diseased potatoes. The French steamer Amerique yesterday ran down and sank the English bteamer Red Broak off the port of St. Xasaire. Three persons were drowned. Willis Alexander, colored, was lynched near Baton fiouge yesterday for attempting an outrage on a young gfirL His body was found A DAY'S GRIMES AND flGRHVITY TROTS FRIGHTFUL RIDE And the Long List of Casualties Which Resulted. 1 BANK TELLER'S STOCK SPECULATIONS. A Rome Postoffice Clerk and the Charges Against Him. READING, Pa., August runaway car on "Mount Penn Gravity railroad, winch, as- cends a mountain near here, dashed down a five-mile declivity at 11 o'clock this morn- ing, at a frightful speed. "When the car reached the station at the foot of the hill, it jumped the track and rolled doun a fifty-foot embankment, where it landed up- side down -with the passengers imprisoned inside, except several who had jumped off. Four have teen taken out dcaJ, including Charles Rettew, conductor of the car, and Edgar M. Levan. an attorney of Heading, aged forty. A number of persons were injured. The road has a rise of 800 feet in a distance of five miles. The cars are hauled up by an engine, and are allowed to return by gravitation. There are different stories as to the cause of the accident, but it appears that when the top was reached, the point vinero the gravity portion of the road commences, the engine was detached and the cars ran. away while the passengers were still on board. The distance to the point of five is estimated was covered by the runaway car in. about three minutes, the car attaining a fearful speed, estimated at eighty miles an hour. It remained on the track to the fall of the plane, going aronnd all the curves, while the passen- gers shrieked in their fright, and several jumped off. Following are the casualties. KILLED. CHARLES RETTEWA, conductor, aged thirty- five, EDGAR M. LEVAX, lawyer, aged forty. MISS KOSA HEIPFER, aged thirty-two, all of Reading. MISS JHAKRIETT HINOKIX, aged eighty- two, of 1'hiladelphia. WOUNDED. Mrs. William A. H. Schmehl, badly cut and suffering with concussion of the brain. Her [eath_i_a momentarily William bothlegs badly fractured will probably die. Mrs. Schiettler, terribly mangled and un- conscious. Miss Katie Homan, seriously hurt about the head; not expected to live. Misses Bessie and Katie Kclley, nieces of Miss Horaan both badly injured. Cornelius Hanlon, of Allentown, suffering with concussion of the brain. Mrs. Cornelius Hanlon, of Allentown, badly cut and bruised. Miss Sal lie Bye, of "Wilmington, Del., very badly injured and unconscious Miss Mary Guthrie, of Wilmington, head cut, hut not dangerously. Mrs. Arnold Lewis, of Allentown, left wriat broken. Miss Weiter, of Allentown, daughter of a prominent merchant of that place, badly hurt about the head and chest. Mrs. Smith, of Allentown, skull fractured and will die now at St. Josephs 'hospital. Mrs. Cooper, of Allentown, cut in the left temple and about the eye. Her baby was severely injured. Mrs. Schettler and Mrs, Cooper, with her baby in her arms, jumped from the car during its descent, and were found by Harry Brown, of Philadelphia, who had leaped from the car soon after it started on its wild run, but escaped without injury. A SIMILAR ACCIDENT. A Stone Train Gets Beyond Control of Its Engineer. DENVER, Col., August men were killed and three seriously injured by the run- ning wild of a stone tram in the vicinity of Lyons, Col., thii morning. Tho train on a down grade, and without apparent reason, the engineer found he had lost control of the engine, whereupon the whole train started on a wild run down the mountain. When the engineer found he could not control his engine ho jumped and was killed. The fireman then climbed over the tender and attempted to un- couple the engine, but TV as unsuccessful, and serious injuries in jumping. ,Both brakemen jumped, one being in- staatly killed and the other sustained injuries from which he cannot recover. The train continued on its wild career until the dump was reached, when all the cars went over and piled up in a promiscuous mass ol ruins. The names of the killed were: E. Norton, en- gineer; Ferguson, car repairer; W. Garken, car repairer. Injured: James Consigne, conductor; J. B. Strayer, brakeman Jamts Miller, fireman. WITH OTHJ3R PEOPLE'S MONEY. A Nashville Bank Teller Is Over Short. NASHVILLE, Tenn., August The Capital City of Nashville, is out just through the-stock speculations of its teller, Frank M. Allen. The presence of a detective in the bank this morning with, a meeting of the bank directors indicated to the public that there was some- thing in the air, and but little surprise was manifested when it was announced that a shortage existed. The tirst information that the bank officers had of the affair was this morning at 1 o'clock, when Mr. Allen called on Vice President Ben- son and told him that lie was a defaulter. Mr. Benson called a meeting of the directors for o'clock this a. m. The of several other banks were called in and requested to investigate the books. This action, was taken and the result showed the shortage to be as above. The other banks volunteered any assistance that might be needed, bat thore was no rnn upon, the bank, as it lias a capital stock of and is in good condition. Allen's downfall is due to his speculations in stocks He was carrying a large amount of Rock Island, which fell 3g per cent yesterday. His investments were made through P. Gv Dismukes, who acted as his agent. Allen was both paying and receiving teller. His plans for using the bank's money, without immediate detection, was to hold back tha deposit slips from day to day. When lie commenced speculations, he held slips, repre- senting the amount used, back till the nsxt day. Today's deposits were used to cover tho defalcation of yesterday, and the slips repre- senting today's deposits were held over until tomorrow. The speculations coi ered a period of from thirty to Hixtydaja, and the lamount grew gradually liut, during this weak, Allen lost or of the bank's money, and, rather that get any deeper, he made the con- fession. The defalcation is partially covered by the Guarantee Company uf North America in a bond, and the balance may be made up by his It is understood that an. effort to compromise is being made. Mr. W. E. Metzer, agent of the guarantee company, a-n ait instructions before tak- ing any Allen is a married man, thirty- one years of age, and of cood family. lie has alvi ays borne a good reputation, and has many friends. He has not been placed under but is being watched by detectives. ONE LIVE LOST. Fire Destroyed a Bigr Sawmill and Planing Mill. BAiLEY, Ga., August Immense fire occurred four miles bejondhero- about 4 o'clock tins morning by which a large sawmill a planing mill and .about one> hundred car loads of lumber were destroyed, and Jack Jones, a faithful negro, lost his life. The damage by fire 13 estimated at from to The sawmill owned by S. Hawkins, of Savannah, and under lease by W. U1, Shearer, of Atlanta, who has been in charge only a few months. The south-hound East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia train that should posted about o'clock a. m. is side-tracked and will hardly get before 2 o'clock p. ra. The track for hundred on each; side the mill is burned, as are eral tele- graph poles. The East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad has a largo force ready and the track will be repaired quickly when. the heat abates sufficiently for hands to work. Baxley hotel and the Buffet car porter hava been doing good business this morning sup- plying the hungry. The negro who lost his life as endeavoring to tear down a shed to present the fire from, spreading when the building collapsed, bury- ing him underneath and killing him instantly. A GEORGIA CONVICT. He Escaped, but TVas Cauglit Xear Chafr tanooga.. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn August citizen of Mibs.on Hidge, hearing tho sound of hammering, followed un tho noiso and found an escaped com. ict sitting on a rock trying, with a small stonp, to break the frag' ment of chain fastened to him. By the aid of a neighbor, who came armed with a revolver, the zebra was arrested. Ho belonged to a at work at Crau iibh Springs, -G-o-T been hunted, after his escape, by bloodhounds, which he managed to eltrde by stealing a mule, which he rode for a little wajs, thus throwing his pursuers off the scent. IXo was taken back to camp and a chain fas- tened around his neck in addition to that on his ankles EXECUTION OF INCENDIARIES. George Early ami Bird Woods Hanged for Firing a Warehouse. PANVILLK, Vn August October last a warehouse at Ilocky Mount, Franklin county, was fired by incendiaries and burned to the> ground, together with several other buildings. There was strong reason to believe that tho building was fired by because tha owners refused to allow General Man one to> speak therein, and afterwards allowed a demo- cratic speaker to occupy it. Four George Early, Byrd Woods, "William Browa and Nannie arrested on auspi cion tried and convicted, and sentenced to be hanged. George Early and Byrd Woods were executed at Rocky Mount today and the others will ho executed on September 19th. THE CHARGE AGAINST BEKRVHIMi, A Postofllcn Clerk is Arrested at Kome> Charged Witli Opening a Package. ROME, Ga August R Berry hi 11, general delivery clerk in the post- office, was arrested to-day. A package of jewelry was received in bad condition and the address was blurred. Berry- hilM-eceived the package and took a pin from it and wore it. When the package was called for he said it was not in the office. The party calling for it was a Mrs. Scout who lives in Atlanta. She recognized tho pin when she saw Berryhill, and returned to Atlanta and informed postal authorities. Berryhill is well connected and his friends say he will prove his innocence. An Alabama Sensation. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., August Georgia Goodwin, a school teacher at Greens- boro, Ala., and her mother, Harriet Goodwin, are in jail charged with the murder of a child of the former. The body of an infant was found in a well near tho home of the Good- win's yesterday. Its head had been crushed by a heavy blow. A coroner's inquest was held, and strong evidence against Sliss Good- win and her mother was brought out. They were both committeed to jail without bail. The Goodwins have previously borne a good character. Killed at a Target Practice. SAN FRANCISCO, August Oceanic arrived this morning from Hons Kong and Yokohama. On Jnly United States flag ship, Omaha, returned to Yoko- hama from target practice outside of tho bay and reported that Carl EmanuelBon and J. E. Kirk, of Baltimore, spongers, had been killed by a discharge from a Dahigren gun. Kirfc w as blown from tho vessel, and his remains could not he found. Emanuelson was mangled. Japanese papers state that cholera is making- headway throughout the country, despite the efforts of the government to arrest its progress. The number of cases has beeu pdr ccnt_of which have died.______ Tito Brake Wheel Twisted Off. N. C., August A brakeman, while putting on brakes on a freight train this afternoon at a little station named Kibo, on the "Western 2-TortU. Carolina road, twisted off the brake wheel and was thrown violently from the cars, and when reached was in an unconscious condition. He "was taken to a neighboring; house, and upon examination it was found that his skull was badly crashed. He is novr In a dying condition. Kan Over a Child- Ala., August twelve-year-old daughter of Tolley Mayne was backed over by a [switching train of the Ala- bama Mineral railroad late this evening and instantly killed. The body was terribly man- gled. The child had a parasol over so eUo could not see the fSPAPEJRI
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