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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia r THE ATLANTA fTTT-qnTT 11 _L tJ TOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA., MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1890. PRICE FIVE CENTS. BITS OF GOSSIP FROM WASHINGTON THE ILL1MCE RND ITS GftNDMTES A Preference Shown for Mercer Graduates, 5 LITTLE ROW AT THE WHITE HOUSE Crowing; Out of a Play Reflecting on Wanamaker. mingham, New Orleans and. other southern cities and Washington, has never been so large in the history road- as this summer. This is partially due to the prosperity ol the south aud partially to the enterprise ol the officers of the road in advertising the southern country, while in a very large measure it 13 due to the last schedules and splendidly equipped throughQtraius. The travel tft summer resorts. General Pas- senger Agent Taylor says, never been so largo as this summer. The Virginia resorts are all crowded with Georgians and bamians. The policy of the road has been public- spirited, and all travelers over it speak in the highest terms of its management by General Manager who, contrary to reports, has no idea of resigning, -and General Pas- senger Agent Taylor. These men cannot be improved upon in their respective depart- ments, v t By the royal manner in which Colonel Tay- lor entertained the Washington correspondents on their trip to Augusta last spring, he has made n lasting friend of each and every one ot them. WASHivaTOS, August What this mean? i3itthatthegra.duatesotMercera3 get- ting all tho ollicea anil tho unn eraity boys are getting lott? The all-ance seems to have a fondness lor the Mercer sra luatcs, for they have elected Colonel a Mercer man, governor, and Messrs. "Watson, Everett and Moaes, Mer- ger mon, to congress that is, these men are elected. Again both Lawson and Collcy are Mercer jnent and by the way, every one of the above mentioned are Baptists. TomWinu, who is to be elected in tho ninth is a graduate of Emory and Henry col- lege Va. Ho is a Of the nine members of the next Georgia delegation, whoso elections are practically assured, tour are Jlcrcor men Moses, Everett, Lestor and Watson. One is a university Blouut. Crisp and Livingston never went to college at all. Turner graduated at Chapel Hill, S. C., and Winn at Emory and til o of tho three candidates in the eighth ore Mercer men, it might be safe to say that another Mercer man will come from that district. the present Georgia delegation, four are university Barnes, Grimes, Carlton and Blount. The two former were, however, turned dow n by Mercer men, and tho chances are that a Mercer man will succeed Mr Carlton, who has declined reuornin-ition. Mr Candler and Colonel Lester are the onlj Mercer men in the present congress. Mr. Candler was the first graduate of that school overfilled a seat in congress, but they ire coming in droves. Ol the next Georgia delegation five are Bap- tists, tn o are Methodists, one a Presbyterian and one an Episcopal'an. Tho uniA crbity boys -will e to hump themselves two years from now. It will do for them to bring up the rear in the ranks of Georgia statesmen. Do you know the altitude of Atlanta is the fourth highest of any capital city in the United States? It is. The highest is Denver, Col., feet; Carson City, Nov., comes next a height of then comes Lin- coln, Neb., and then. Atlanta with s. height of feet. The regular annual show of morals is now go- ing on in the senate. Every yearsome senator TV ants to have the sale of liquorsstopped in the senate restaurant. There is a law against it. but it lias never been enforced and never will "be Neither do the senators want it enforced, but such men as Blair always want to make a sho-rt at; having it done. From the fight that is being mado on the senate bar it would appear that the senators are a set drunkards. Far from it. Indeed there arc fexver drinking men in the senate than perhaps any other legislative body ol its size 111 the wcrld. That is, there are few men in the serate who ever drink too much. Nearly ery one of them takes ail occasional dnnlc, and whether the bar 18 discontinued or not thoy n ill have their drinks w hen they them in the committee rooms. How- ever, it matters not how stringent the law the sale oi liquors will not be stopped in the senate restaurant. Tom <Keed pretended to put a sto% to it on the house' side, but it was a signal failure and mncli 'dnnking is going on now as ever It w ill be the same way in the senate, simply because no one is really sincere in his efforts to stop it. a The Harrisons are a peculiar set. About two years ago Mr. Hobart Brooks, a young newspaper coriespendent here, married a niece of Mrs Harrison. Brooks is a very strong democrat, but crtheless Mrs. Harnson in- vited him and his wife to the white house quite often and, indeed, was apparently very fond of both her niece and her husband. A w eeks ago Brooks and some of his nowspape." colleagues wrote a light which they entitled "0. S. Mail." is humorous and they be- lievol it could be made a success. Conse- <j. uj fie} raised a good company and will placa it on the road this winter. In it are representing Wanamaker, the president and other officials. Mr. Wanamaker, for instance, in the play as "Money- maker" aud equally appropriate titles are ap- plied to other characters, when Wanamaker heard it he became angry and applied to i the white house to have tho thing stopped Mrs. Ilarnsuri and the president took the side -of W.inamaker and ordered Brooks to give up Jhis venture. Brooks refused, when an appeal made to his wife, who also refused to uterfero. Then the Harrisons became right Jown mad and ordered the Brooks family fa. tuture to keep very far away Irom tho white -aouse. A well-known Georgian here yesterday in speaking of Georgia's new congressman, said "You keep your eye on Tom "W atson. Tom is the brightest young man in Georgia, and he B oing to make a reputation second to none. .e's in congress to stay, too. Judge Sam Lnmpkin told tne the other day that Watson There is but one negro in the present house of of North Caro- lina. However, the committee on elections do- re entitled Virginia, WILL THE KNIGHTS BE SUSTAINED BY THE RRlLROftD FEDERATION The Central Serves- Notice on the Strikers THflT THEY MUST RETURN TODfiY Or Th-eir Places Will Be Filled By- New Men. NEW YOBK, August nsual Sunday quietude the Grand Central depot today. Officials ol the railroad were at cided a mouth ago that two more were entitled their posts as usual.but evcry'.one declared that to seats. The two are Lailgston. of Virginia, no trouble was anticipated, vice Irosiaeni contested the seat of Mr. Vonab'e, and Webb is of the opinion that the Terre Haute who coiitestea uie seac oi iur. Miller, ot South Carolina, who contested the seat of Colonel Elliott. T ie republicans of the elections committee expected to seat both of those negroes immediately, and Speaker Keed had decided upon the days when they were to be seated, wheii-he accidentally d's- that both negroes weie opposed to the force bill, because they thought it would in jure more than benefit their chances of re-election. Keed was as mod as a lor the election bill has been his pel hobby, and he at oiico swore that the two ne- groos should never get, their seats until they came out publicly in favor of tho bill. They have not done this, and oven though they do now, the cliances are that Keed will hold tiiem off lor a long time to come. In- deed some believe that they will be allowed to get into the scats to w Inch the le- publicans of tbe elections committee say they are entitled. II they do, it will probably be at the very tail end the session. Keed is truly tho boss of the house. The chances are that this is Major McKin- ley's last teim m congress. By the recentjger- nmander of the state of Ohio he is placed in a district with democratic majority, which, it is safe to say, ho will not be able to over- come. Considering this, tho republicans of him for the presidential n< Witt. BE PVSHED. Under the Arrangement Congress Will Hash the Kills Through. WASHISGTON, busi- ness for the remainder of the session, arranged by the republican committee of the senate, p-.ovides that consideration of the tariff bill shall be completed without interruption, except by appropriation bills and conference reports. There are two conference reports expected to be presented during the on the irrigation survey provisions ot tho sundry civil bill and the other ou tho laud grant forfeiture bill One day, possibly two, will bo occupied in the discussion and disposition of these con- ference reports. Senator Aldrich, in charge of the tariff bill, will, before the senate meets tomorrow, en- deavor to reach an agreement with the demo- cratic senators as to tlie date on -which voting shall on the bill aud amendments. If will then ask unanimous con- sent to have the voting begin on the date agreed upon. He will also ask tbat debate during the last throe days shall be conducted under the five-minute rule. The democrats desire that six hours just preceding the iinal vote on the bill shall bo occupied ill gen- eral debate, to be equally divided between the two sides. Under this arrangement, if it is carried out. Mr. Carlisle will close for the democrats, and Mr. Aldrich for tho republicans. The programme for the -week's proceedings in the house lias already been agreed upon by that body for a part of the time, and the rules' committee will probably provide for the dis- position of the remainder. Monday would be district day in the ordinary course of business, but it is possible that the river and harbor bill will be again put forward, to the exclusion of district matters. Tuesday and Wednesday will be occupied by tho committee on agriculture, with the options bill. Thuisday and Saturday are to be assigned to the committee on labor, which has the eight- hour bill and other labor measures ready for action. Friday will thus be given up to the consider- ation of conference reports, private bills, or possibly to the river and harbor bill, if it is not out of the way by that day. convention will do little or nothingin support of tho action ot the Knights of Labor, and that the strike, if there is one, will quietly be proved a failure. Referring to Mr. latest manifesto, which was published in this morning's papers, Mr. Webb said that all statements bearing on the management ol the road were untrue. aToday he will investigate the charges made by the men whose affidavits are attached to Mr. Powderly's manifesto, and -will make pub- lic the resale. Mr. Powderly and his colleagues, Hayes, Devlin and Wright, left town .tonight lor Albany, to attend a convention ol district as- sembly 240 tomorrow. Tho meeting will con- sist of three delegates Irom each of the organi- zations which comprise district assembly 246. Mr Hayes said definite information has yet been received from Terre Haute, but he ed that the federation will support the policy of Mr. Powderly. WHAT PRESIDENT JOHSSOS SATS. Nrrvv YORK, August a hotel on the comer of Eighth avenue and Twenty-sixth' street, headquarters of local assembly No. 344, members were in session all day today. Presi- dent Johnson, of the assembly, in commenting upon the situation, said: "Wo stand just where we stood at the he- ginning of the strike. We still believe our cause is just. We struck alter long and ean.est consideration and we are determined to figUt it to the bitter end. We are assured now that we are only ai tho beginning of the strike. Unless the concessions demanded by the strikers from the railroad managers are ac- ceded to, we expect that a general strike will be ordered." "Is there any hope on the part ol the strik- ers that the engineers will join was asked. "None, was the reply. "We have never expected such an addition of strength to our causo. We are" prepared to win our cause without it. We do expect and know that-when word is given lor s general strike, "fully men on the Vanderbilt sys- Jrom fifty-lour' assemblies ol district 48, Knights of Labor, met here today to arrange ior co-operation New York Central strikers. These delegates represent an active membership ol knights. By unanimous vote the following telegram was sent forward tonight: CIXCMJSATI. August T. V. Powderly, Uew York: District assembly Tfo. 48, in session assembletltoday, unanimously resolved to stand byyouinxoo position you have taken, knowing that the cause of labor is Bate In yonr Hands, financial aid will be forthcoming. You can de- pend upon to uo our J. STEVEKSON. The delegates perfected'-arrangements lor seven meetings to bo held in different parts ol the district during the coming week. They also prepared a subscription paper to be dis- tributed to individual members to collect money, and Secretary Stevenson says they ex- pect to he able to send at least next Saturday night. They passed resolutions fa- voring the government ownership of railroads, and federal legislation for arbitration in labor troubles. AN AFPEAX, TO CONGKttSS. CHICAGO, August a meeting ol the cen- tral council of the Knights ol Labor today a com- jnittee was appointed to solicit funds loc the aid of tho New York Central strikers, and the following resolutions were adopted unani- mously "Whereas, The toilers on the" Vanderbilt system of. railroads have been goaded into a strike as a means of assorting their to combine lor their common ami Whereas, The Vanderbilts nave said they "will spend one million dollars in this to over- throw the national and conditional rights of toilers on said railroad; and, Whereas, A little history is. a dangerous thing, ii properly utilized; and, "Whereas, It has been said the late Governor Sevniour, at the state of New York, scttleil a WHAT" WILL THEY JO ABOUT IT? _____t__ THE -BfiDLY DIVIDED- DEMOGRICY- la The State of South Caro-. linat THE GdVEHTIOR TO MEET TOMORROW The Anti-Tffimanites May Put Out a Ticket. railway in the year 18C2 by nt and board ot directors of on tho same Informing the preside tho Vanderbilt railroad that they, each and all, nmst meet him and his cabinet at a certain place, at a certain time, to near what he, as chief execu- doit; aud, The railroad magnates met the serv- ants of tbe people of the state of New York as they had been ordered to do by said governor; and, whereas, Satd governor of the state of New York then and there informed said railroad mag- nates that he uaa "nothing to say whatever about tue fuss between tho railroad anil laborers, except, COLUMBIA, S. C., August On Tuesday next a convention, composed ol Irom 400 to 500 ol the leading men ol the state, will assemble here. This body will have upon its shoulders about the greatest responsibility that any like convention has contended with since the state withdrew from the union. It will, in all probability, decide whether or not tho white people of the state, who lor the past twenty-five years have presented an unbroken front, will divide and begin to fight among themselves and invite their heretofore com- mon political enemy, the colored men, to take a hand. Tho convention be com- posed ol the strongest anti-TilIman men from every section, and many of them will be men ol prominence, who have heretofore been acknowledged leaders. Thoy will assemble under the call ol an executive committee ap- pointed by the anti-TUlman convention held here six weeks ago. This body ordered the committee to call another convention in case the state com ention failed to grant a primary. It is doubtful what this assembly will do. One of the delegates said tonight that they would nominate a straightout democratic ticket and TEKKOE ON TBADf. Man Bnns The Passengers OmV and Is Fatally Injured. WAYCEOSS, Ga., August David AT. Mills, a livery stable keeper of Smithville, Ga., boarded the south-bound train at Smithville last night en route to Brunswick. He was drinking and armed with a pair ol pistols and brass knncks. As his liquor began to warm him up he became violent, and the violence taking the form ot insanity he drove the passengers in his car out by firing off his pistols.' He then tried to get out of the car, but was not permitted to do by the passengers, who held the doors shut. The conductor endeavored to quiet him, bufr he was enidently a raving maniac. He kicked the glass out ol nearly every window in tho coach, cutting his hands and lacerating his legs in a most horrible manner, and severing an artery above the ankle. Bleeding profusely from every gash, he had soon lost so much blood that he fell upon ono of tbe seats exhausted. The railroad company dispatched a physician to bis relief, but death had come before the doctor could reach him. His friends who were with him were power- less and could not manage him. His body was brought hero, turned over to an under- taker, and shipped back to Smithville. Mills had been insane several years ago, and had been an inmate of the asylum at and it is thought that he became violently in- sane alter boarding the train last night. FOUND Sudden Death DEAD. this, name'.y, that the railroad is a body of Bublic servants created by the laws of ne' state New York lor the purpose of operating a public highway in said state, and in case you can't agree witn your ein- rloves within twenty-four hours from this time, Shall seize Itho railroad and operate it for the Sublio at the cost ot service rendered, and in or- er that you may realize the fact that 1 will do so, 1 now you, each and all, under arrest, with tlie understanding that I will not enforce this or- der lor one day, unless I find that you are at- tempiine to escape Irom tue limits of the state ol Sew York; and, Whereas, That famous "strike" was settled within one hour from that time as tho records will show, unless itey have been destroyed-, and, Whereas, It was not known until recently that congress had the power to own ana operate tno interstate highway of transportation and commu- nication; therefore, Kesolved, Tliat we do hereby demand tnat tno concress the United States shall at once au- thorize and instruct the secretary of war to seize said Vanderbilt system of railroads and operate the same at the cost of said service for tho benefit and pleasure of the public. Eesolved further. That said railroad shall be turned over to the department of transportation just as soon as tho senate bill, number 4106, or some similar measure, can ue enacted by congress, for the reason that it is a raor-troua absurdity that any private person or corporation should pre- sume, to throttle the transportation of persons, ttoUKht or tmniM within the limits of this repub- lic. own sweet pleasure, put their men in the field against Tillman ticket. SOME WIJJIJ OPPOSE IT. This action will be strongly opposed by many v. ho, if in favor of an out and out fight, will wish to make it only after the regular nominating convention of September 10th has taken action. Itgis Jprbbable that the latter sentiment: will control the body. At present there are two state democratic executive com- mittees, with their respective chairmen. One is the old committee deposed by the recent Jillinan convention and who claimed that the convention liad no power to unseat them. The other is the new committee elected by the Tillman convention. Both chairmen claim to represent the only committee, andbotn declare their intention of calling the September con- vention to order. ______ tem SUFFRAGE It Is MISSISSIPPI. Report go .H L ever argued a case before him. "And by the he continued, "Sam Lumpkin has already won the supreme court judgeship. He will get more than two-thirds of tiie votes of the legislature." The old Metropolitan hotel, which -southerner knows, is to be made one ol the tandsomest in Washington. Mr. W. H. Sel- den, who a dozen years ago kept the Kimball bouse, has been conducting this hotel lor ton -years and has brought it into prominence as the southern aotol of Washington. Indeed who comes Irom the south stops at the Metropolitan. Yesterday, Mr. Selden signed a new lease on the house for ten years. Many new im- provements will be added immediately and After the 4th of March a very large addition wUl he added and all the rear portion ol the present house rebuilt. It will then not only the most popular hotel for southerners in "Washington, but will be one oi the handsom- est in the city. The Bichinoud and Danville is doing au im- usiness tnissummer. "BON VOYAGE AU KKVOIK." Tlie Czar's Partlns with Emperor William Yesterday. ST. PETBKSEUKG, August farewell banquet was given last evening at Peterhof palace. The czar, Emperor William, Chan- cellor von Caprivi, M. de Giers and a number of leading officials wore present. After tho banquet the czar and emperor -went out upon the balcony, which overlooks the gardens of the palace. These were brilliantly illumi- nated-fountains, cascades and grottoes, being lighted-up with colored fires, and presenting a dazzling spectacle. Conspicuous among other devices was ahugo shield, on which were displayed tho German emperor's initials in letters of firo aud the coat of arms of Prussia. At 10 o'clock the emperor departed. He accompanied to the quay by the czar, theomcorsol the YiborgreKiment, of -which the emperor is an honorary colonel, forming a guard ol honor. Upon arriving at tho landing the emperor shook hands with each ol tho officers, and bade the czar a cordial As the steamer left the quay tho czar yelled out: "Bon voyage, au revoir." Tho emperor boarded the imperial yacht, Ilohenzollern, which put to sea at once, escorted by the Gor- man iron-clad Irene. The passenger traffic between Atlanta, Sit- fined, to his bed. Demonstration Against Bishop O'Dwyer. LraKB.icK, August thousand took part today in tho demonstration held here to protest .isainst Bishop attack upon John Dillon. Mr. Dillon, Mr. O'Brien and ten otner Famelhte members ol parliament made speeches. Most of tho lead- ing citizens held aiool from the demonstration out ol respect for Bishop O'Dwyer. There Was a Panic. BDESOS AYSBS, August was a panic yesterday in Cedul market, owing to re- ports that the Provincial Mortgage bank would be compelled suspend the payment of coupons, accompanied by rumors ol changes in the ministry. InlaPlata troops are sull under arms nightly. Thegold premium IsloT. Hie Accident to air. Hemingway. JACKSOS, Miss., August Ex-Treasurer Hemingway, -who yas thrown from his buggy yesterday evening, doing way well today, though haoly braised andcon- fined to his bed. will walk out, and we know that these firemen and bo replaced under any Circumstances, and this is not all, we expect the strike to prevail equally among other roads." When asked if the organization in the event of a general strike, and because of the stoppage of commerce, did not fear a loss of public sympathy, the president replied: "Not at all. The public will suffer only temporarily. It will have its action for dam- ages from the roads as common carriers failing to perform their contracts, and such results will -force the company speedily into what would now settle the whole dispute and what is most earnestly THIS TERUE KAUTE MEETING. TKBEE HAIITE. Ind., August authoritative will be given out as to the delib- eration of the supreme council until tomor- row at the earliest. It is among the probabili- ties that the decision ol the council maynotbe reached for sev eral days. This Sunday saw no convening of the council proper. This does not mean that agencies potent -with the council were not at work. Tlie council last night put into the hands ol Eugene V. Debs, grand secretary ol the Biotherhood ol Firemen; P. H. Morrissey, vice grand master of the Brotherhood of Trainmen and John Downey, vice grand mas- ter of tho Switchmen's Mutual Aid Associa- tion, the deliberations ol tho council, and they prepare certain propositions to be pre- sented to the council, that will define the action of tho supreme body. This committee has been in session since 8 o'clock last even- Those who are deep in the confidence ot the governing powers ol the Firemen's Broth- erhood, say that, judging from the develop- ments of yesterday, it is absolutely certain that the federation will enter the Iray. A final effort may be made, they say, to induce Mr. Webb to treat with tho federation, but it will bo but a matter ol form, as his action clearly indicates that he intends to lollow along the course he has laid outforhimsell and his corporation. THE STRICTEST SECRECY MAIHTAIHED. At the same time the ultimate outcome must remain, a matter of pure speculation until the official decision isgiven to the public. Members of the, supreme council have sol- emnly pledged themselves to maintain strict secrecy regarding their deliberations, officials only being given discretionary power, and oven those intimately acquainted with repre- sentatives of the press on the ground are de- cidedly non-committal in their confidences. It is admitted, however, that an extremely bitter feeling toward Mr. Webb has been mani- fested at the sessions, and that both Chief Sergeant and Sweeny are highly incensed re- carding what they consider his supercilious It is given out officially tonight that, strike or. no strike, -the national convention oi fire- c. o ,-iiesoivba, 'ihat ws do hereby ask-all bodies of organized labor in the United btates to substitute names for ours in this declaration, and have said declaration published in ibeir racal papers, as well as forward marked copies of said papers to their senators and representatives m congress, with a red-Lot letter of instructions to obey their wants and wishes or resign forthwith. Resolved, That this declaration be published m all the city papers, so that it will meet the atten- tion of the public. After the resolution was .passed, the council adjourned. The resolution flist passed at a regular meeting, hold August 12, by the Wage Works Political Alliance of Washington, THE STOCK YASD STItlKE. CHICAGO, August 24. Several attempts were made during the day by different packers to unload ice, procure coal, etc.. at the Union stock Bvards, hut in every case the striker hitched on to the loaded cars with their en- gines and hauled them off to a remote part of the yard so that they could not be unloaded. The strike of fireman and engineers of the Union Stock Yards Switching Association is still on, with the prospect ol a decided aggra- vatine of difficulties. After tho conference ol yesterday the strikers finally decided to sub- mit, as a compromise a demand for 18 cents per hour for memen and 29 cents per hour for engineers, the latter also to be paid for Sunday work in caring for engines. This was some- what less than their first demand, yet a satis- factory increase over the present wages. This demand was communicated to the roads of the switching association, with the expecta- tion that the latter would return an answer to the strikers today. This expectation, how- ever, has not been fulfilled, and this has made the strikers very restless, and they have ar- rived at the conclusion that their demand is to be rejected. Mindful ol the announcement yesterday that unless the men return to work by 9 o'clock tomorrow morning they would be considered out of the employ of the association and the association dissolved, the strikers anticipate an attempt of the roads to fill their places tomorrow with new men em- ployed by the respective roads instead ol the association. This evening the strikers have been conferring with the officers ol the organi- zation of engineers, firemen and switchmen and it is their hope that the latter will respond to their cause and tie up every road entering the stock yards, in case an attempt is made to em- ploy non-union men tomorrow to take the place of the strikers. Tho grivance of the strik- ers being islproperly within con- sideration of the brotherhood and other organ- izations of railroad employes, and a radical warfare may be declared. _ ATE HIS OWN CHILD. A His Madman Jn Montana Slaughters Wife and Children. MrssBApoiJts, Minn., August Trib- une special Irom Livingston, Mont., says: A man who gave his name as Arlington, re- ported to Sheriff Templeton about 5 .o'clock yesterday alternoou that" a rancher named Qninn, living twelve miles west ol Livingston, had killed his wile and five children with a broadax. The man was crazy, and when dis- covered was sitting in a corner ol the room eat- ing Irom the arm ol one of the children. The bodies ol all were horribly mutilated, the arms and legs being severed Irom tho bodies. The oldest girl, about fifteen years ol age, was cut almost in two. Several men went to the house and tried to capture Quinn, but he would allow no one to approach him, and was men, conductors and trainmen, which has one themcnin self-defense. been announced for next month, at San Iran- j Cisco Los Angeles and Toledo respectively, Tkey Went Out to Cold must, take place. Under tho constitution oi CAPE MAT, N. J-, August Thought the Committee1 Will Bo Satisfactory. JACKSON, Miss., August "Very few delegates remained in the city today, the suffrage question absorbingall the interest. As predicted in last night's report of the sub- committee, there wilT be apportionment supplemented by something in tlie shape of the Australian ballot, probably the Dortch bill now in use in Tennessee. AILEN'S SHORTAGE. The Nashville Teller's Friends Coming to Bis Belief. NASHVILLE, Frank M. Allen, the defaulting fuller of .the Capital City hank, was arraigned this morning before Justice Campbell on a state w arrant sworn out by. Cashier Pickard, charging him with embezzlement. As negotiations for a compromise are still pending, the preliminary trial was postponed until next Saturday. Al- len was released on a bond ol one of his bondsmen being Theodore Bobertson, his father-in-law. Securities amounting in value to S5.000 wcie turned over to the bank this morning. Tlie bank officials declined to state why they were turned over, but they were the property ol the bank and have been credited ou Allen's shortage. Allen's friends are still negotiating lor a compromise, as much as having been offered. The bank's business was not affected by the shortage today, an four ol tho largest banks in tlie city came to its asststance, and the sight of several hundred thousand dollars, piled upon counters and desks, convinced any who may have come in lor the purpose of withdrawing their deposits, that tho bank was in no danger. In case a compromise is effected no requisi- tion will he made upon the guarantee com- pany lor the amount ol Allen's bond, and he will escape prosecution all around. PKOGKESS OF SOCIAI, CHECLE. Sales ot Mills ISelng Built. SOCIAI, CIRCLE, Ga., August The largest sale of real estate known in the history of Social As predicted, real estate in this place is on a boom. The extensive ginning, milling and sawmill business ol H. L. Spencer, the well known proprietor ol the Spencer house [ol this place, was yesterday sold to J. O. Shep- herd, W. T. Crawley, G. A. Gibson aud J. H. Adams, who have the means and will greatly increase these lacilities, in anticipation ot the new railroad to connect with the Middle Georgia and Atlantic, which- is now assured beyond a donbt. This company has also secured the grounds adjoining the Georgia railroad depot, on -which it will at once erect a cptton compress. There is also parties here looking for a location _for a broom factory, wagon factory and furniture factory. Theadditions to our industries, together -with the increased railroad facilities, which we will have, will place Social Circle on the list of the progressive cities of Georgia. There is nothing talked ol now but invest- ments in real estate and manufacturing in- dustries. The fact that J. O. Shepherd is the prune mover these new jnterprises is an assurance that they wall go on to icompletiou. Fire in Ucphzibali. HEPHZIEAH, Ga., August The large residence Mrs. C. Miller v-as entirely comnmed by fire at 2 o'clock this The house was rented by Mr. S. H. of Mr. J. W. Womack, East Macon. MACOK, Ga.. August citizens ol East Macon were dumbfound this morning to hear that Mr. J. W. Womack was dead. Mr. Womack was a gentleman well knowa in both that suburb and tho city. Ho has been engaged in the meat business; here fora number of years. For several days he has been sick, and a few days ago told his brother, W. T. Womackv that he was in a serious condition. He went to bed last night f eeling no worse than usual. This morning he was found dead. His wile slept until nearly 8 o'clock, and was the first to discover the deaih ol her husband. His death was, unquestionably, caused by heart disease. Mr. Womack was a good citizen, and his sad demise will be regretted by all. His funeral will take place tomorrow morn- ing. His remains will be shipped to Mayville, on the Macon and Covington road, his former home. Cotton in Americns. AMERICUS, August Four hundred and sixty bales of cotton wera marketed in Americus today, running tha total receipts of new cotton to over hales. It will come in rapidly from, now" on, and warehousemen are confidently count- ing upon bales this season. The annual receipts at Americus are larger than at any interior point south ol Macon, and with a direct and independent line to Savan- nah, affording the lowest possible rates fop freight, the receipts this year will be larger than ever before. v Deaths in Georgia. LAGRANGE, Ga., August Mr. John Abraham died at Ids residence in this city this morning at 7 o'clock. Ho had boon feeble several weeks, being afflicted with, consumption. Ho was a very largo man hut was greatly emaciated. He was about fifty years old. Mr. Abraham was a native of Vir- ginia, had been a citizen ol LaGrango since the close of tbe war. He was a brother ol Major A. D. Abraham, president ol Ita- Grange Banking and Trust Company. His a kind-hearted, genial disposition and all Who know him were his friends. Oppoeina the Alliance. GAINESVILLE, Ga., August There is a conflict raging in Hall county, be- tween the and the straightout demo- Two alliancmcn have been nominated to the legislature, and a call has been issued by the democrats for a mass meeting to bo held on the first Tuesday in September. No ono can tell what the outcome will be. They can; only act steady hi their boats and watch tha results.______________ Firo at Anstoll. AUSTELL, Ga., August Four frame buildinge burned here last night. Losses and insurance not known. KISSED ALI. MAiE COMEES. Churcb each order postponement can only take place on an affimative vote of a majority ol the lodges and it is now too late to put this ma- chinery into operation. IN EXECUTIVE Special reports have gone out Irom Terre Haute within the last hour that the supreme council tonight has gone into- executive ses- sion. Mr. Sergeant personally tells the tativeol the Associated Press that the meet- ing is only informal, andTrtllTiave no bearing on the official statement that will bo made public tomorrow or the next day. KSIOHTS Monso. Harrison, Mrs. Harrison and the tetter's niece, Mrs. Dimmick, vcere to Cold Spring this morning, where they attended service at Cold Spring Presbyterian church. The presi- 2ent will probably depart Thursday lor Wash- ington and the family will leave a day or two later tor Cresson, where they will remain throughout September. Sympathy from Abroad. August thousand dock laborers held a meeting today, Mr. Burns. labor agitator, presiding. They passed resolutions ol sympathy with the American Knighta ol Labor in tlleir strike on the Jfew York Contra! railroad. The resolutions also express a hope rrHCTtJfATI KJTIGHTS HUVlaU. 100 delegates lot the lucceM ol kuighu. Rivers, of Avera, Ga., whoso cludina a new piano, was also burned, iue dwelling was insured for in the South- ern Mutual. The furniture was not iniuroa. Origin ol the fire unknown. The Cholera at Natal. August were eight deaths on board a coolie steamer, which has just arrived from Madras. The of death is given as diarrhoja, but "the sanitary court declares the deaths resulted from cholera and that Natal is an affected port. Bnnday Baseball. At base hits.ll Co- minis l, base h.t'., Itotterles- lumb -UK" At Si 1, S. LouiBvitlo-, 4 EUrtt, nad ocrlaia snd p Connor. ID base li.ts, Jn e-rore. .aMu-MH. How Presbyterian Girls Made Fair a Success. From The Brooklyn Eagle. Methodist circles of Mattituck are horrified beyond expression and a Prebyterian fair is the causo of it. The Presbyterians think that the Methodists are jealous because of the suc- cess of the fair. Any n ay, there is a consid- erable coolness between the flocks, and the subject may form the text of a sermon'next Sunday morning. The women s tewing society oi tne Jrresoy- terian church gave a fair. They wanted money to buy goods to bo made np at tho sew- ing bees for the poor people of the town next winter. The sewing circles in Mattituck are not a bit given to gossip and the minding ot other people's business. They open and close with prayer, and the doxology and a few hymns are sung to while away the time. To make tho fair a success and draw money into the treasury it was necessary to have one or two novelties, and tho women racked their brains to devise something. said a brunette in her teens, "il it wouldn't bo too awfully naughty, and some of the otder girls would, join me and kiss the men fora quarter a piece, know we would make money." Some of the old maids hid their laces in their aprons. Too shocking to think of, you know. The nice girls who are not hampered with steady beaux, thought it just the thing, but they did not want to kiss before everybody. "Well, said the oldest of the spinsters, "that would ruin trade, for everybody would want to watch the proceedings and nobody would buy ice-cream." The girls willing to do all the kissing that might be demanded of them, it was decided to- erect a tent for their seclusion. Sure enough, the osculatory privilege proved the drawing, card. Some girl who was not asked to pout her pretty lips gave it away to her Sunday- beau and made him promise to tell all tha young men but not to drop a quarter in the stat- in a little while all the boys were let into the secret. The nice young men -with their hair parted in the middle and wearing sashes at tho Shady Point house caught on and mustered in lorce at the lair. The ladies were as good as their word. They were to be kissed, and the gentlemen embraced the opportunity lor all it was worth. A sign read: Admission five Cents. To Kiss the Baby Twenty-nve Cents. The of the babies was sixteen and the oldest nineteen. They really did loot vounser. So many paid 5 cents to see the sight that in a little while the whole assemblage was packed in the tent and the infants' garments and ice-cream had no buyers. An intermission had to be taken, to give this branch ol tlie business a boom. It fairly rained money m the kissing tent. Every man there was dropping silver piecesaa fast as the movement ol the line let him, and they were all repeaters. The exer- cise went on until the babies retired through, t sheer exhaustion. The mon were so delighted they v.ould have kept it up until this tune if; nature and the cash held out. Ol the accrnin" from the fair S1UO wai accredited t-a the kissing tent. It is sad to relate -that tbe, prettiest all the girlb was esgagsd to boj married, but her lover was out ol the village, and, as she could not consult him in the mat- ter, bhe took it for granted, he would not get mad at her for kissing for charity, and so en- tered cheerily into the anmsoment. Her Dean tlit! fiiiv t when b.'- came r-ome very seriously, j uelusr

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