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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               YOL. XXII. ATLANTA, QA., WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1O, PAGES. PRICE MVB CENTS. THE OHIO DISTRICTS TtO TUE yBET AJtJS LOOKING JFOR WS. PART OF TOWNSHIP DISFRANCHISED. A Technicality Upon Whlefa tUo Kepubllc- an3 Mav Try to JJlsrejrard I the Now Ohio Districts. iisftTON, September r Ohio political sensation has broken out here. It is no less than a scheme to upset the gorre- mandermg of tho congressional district of tho -state hv the last legislature, on account of a -technicality. It is claimed that a part of gtorrs township, in Hamilton county, was loft oatofaii> congressional district. It is un- constitutional to divide a township for any pnrpcce except its absorution into an incorpo- rated city. A part of Storrs township is in- cluded iii Cincinnati. At the opposite end of tbe township are two incorporated villages. It is averted that tlie stwce lying between theso -villages and Cincinnati, has been omitted from either the first or second district, thus disfran- the voters of that part of the township 250 in number. It is claimed that this snot omission invalidates the reap portion men t act, and that ernor Campbell calls an extra session of tho legislature it will de- volve on congress to act. It is said that con- gress can, by a joint resolution, order the elec- tions for congress to be held in tho old districts. It is also claimed that congress could, in tho same way, order representatives elected 011 a general ticket. In the former case the republicans would elect sixteen, and in tho latter twenty-one. General Grosvenor is un- derstood to bo at the bottom of the movement to test the matter. He was defeated for nom- ination in his new district, but he could bo nominated in his pld one, and he wants to re- ynajn in congress, REED'S MAJORITY. Bectl's majority of nearly was tho -chief tonic of conversation at the capitol and the departments today. His frionds .among the republicans are enthusiastic. They Bay it is a complete endorsement of his methods and reforms, and that when ho returns he will pat the screws more decidedly upon tho mi- "He won't even recognize a democrat now for any said one of his republican fnen'Ls jocularly to a party of democratic members, "jou follows had just as well go homo now, for you can't talh. any, and Reed will hesitate no more to count to make a if you are home than if you were hero. He will count your desks now, if necessary, to make a quorum." Reed's friends claim he is the most promi- nent figure in America today, and that if ho will say the word ho can have tho republican nomination for president in 18D2. Reed's is Blaino's defeat, they say, and the plumed knight no longer figures as a possible presidential nominee. They claim .U Maine furnished tho man and the will, then Eeod is that man. The big tyrant will bo given an ovation upon his return here tomOr- SIR. KENNEDY'S SPEECH. Sir. Kennedy, of Ohio, said today that be now intended to print Ma Quay speech In The Record as just he delivered it on tho floor, and that he meant every word of it just as it was uttered. Kennedy comes to this conclusion because Quay said when asked if Le would reply: "No, I would not pay any attention to tho rOrds of a blackguard and a loafer." Thus it stands now that Kennedy has de- nounced Quay as a branded felon and a second Judas Tscariot. Kennedy did this in a public speech. Quay takes no notice of the charges in a public ay, but retorts in private tj calling Kennedy a blackguard and a loafer. It is the old story of the pot calling the kettle black, but it will be noted that Quay does not deny that he is a felon. However, his friends aay he has not done so because Kennedy's speech has never appeared in print officially. If Kennedy does not change his mint! again and does print the speech, the morning it ap- pears there will be a decided sensation, in toth houses of congress. But it is hardly jrohable that Quay will make a denial, for he fears proof, which can be secured. He is expected to get even, so to speak, by having Kennedy censured. But Kennedy might escape this by holding ils speech until the last day of the session. The case is becoming more and more interest- Jig daily, and any minute might bring forth the expected explosion. GETTING SPUNK AT LAST. The democrats started a vigorous fight today submitting to any more ot their mem- bers being ousted from their seats to make room for republicans. They simply walk out of tbe house when a vote is to be taken, and Jeavo it without a quorum. By this method ttey prevented the consideration of the Ven- Langston case from Virginia today. The present tactics will be continued as long as the republicans are disposed to unseat democrats, -and unless the Republicans call their ab- aud get a republican quorum here, no more democrats will be ousted this session. That is, unless Reed counts all he knows to be in. the city as present. THE TABIFF BILL. The tariff bill was practically disposed of to- 3ay. All the amendments were voted in. A reciprocity amendment was adopted. The bill 'Was ordered engrossed and read a third time, when the senateadjonrned. This was in ac- cordance with a prearranged programme made the force bill went over. It was for the purpose of giving both sides opportunities to orate and make campaign material. Six Iioars tomorrow will be consumed in speech- aftking. Then the final vote will be taken and the tariff bill will pass. It will pass by a strictly party vote, notwithstanding the vigor- ous attacks of Plumb and other republicans. Tomorrow they will appear before the foot- lights in full party uniform) and cast their votes for the bill. It will go back to tho house and to a confer- ence committee at once. The chances are aSree' and tho bil1 "win be finally of by congress next week. Tho pros- ill sign it -without delay, and then ress -win adjourn. The 23th has been t upon by the majority of members as a good dav for adjournment, and unless the un- tepectc 1 happens all the members will be at respective homes by October 1st. IN" EXECUTIVE SESSION. senate was in executive session for a short while this afternoon, but at Senator request, Denuings nomination as Postmaster at Augusta went over. The 'nces are, however, he will be confirmed weok. E. "VF. B. An Elevator WATER-TOWN, N. Y., September old jjevator of the Ogdensbnrg and Lake Cnamp- Eailroad Company, at Ogdonsburg1, "tewa this morning, -with bushels of aud oats. It was well insured. ident THAT. RJEFKIGEIIATOR STOCK. Theltaum Cooper Throat tiio Commission. "WASHINGTON, September the Kaum investigation today one o! the witnesses placed on tho stand to testify in regard to Raum's refrigerator company was H. Ross- bacli, a citizen of Washington, and a mechan- ical engineer, who had exhaustively investi- gated the subject of mechanical refrigeration. The production of coldbyamixture of salts and liquids was not a new discovery, but had been known for forty years. "While erecting an ice plant in Memphis several years ago, ho had met Frank A. Smith, whom he had since met here and been told he was the patentee of tho Universal Refrigerator. At this point the commissioner objected to the lino of inquiry. Mr. Cooper said that ho would prove by the witness that at Memphis he mot tho patentee of tins scheme; that he was working upon the citizens of Mem- phis that? an effort was made there to create a corporation; just us had been done here that tho citirens of Memphis ha-.l inve'-ted in it, and that the patentoo had dr-cainpod, just as he had done iii California aftrrv. aids. That ho next came to the pension o'fice as tho best place to place dedicated to the soldiers of the country, and orgaiiiyod a scheme with the aid of the head of tho b'ireau, and that tho scheme was a frand. Saitl ho: "Can suppress that Mr. It depends upon my vote, I shall. Mr. you do suppress this testi- mony and this case, I will carry the ques- tion to tho house cf representatives, and tho people o( the United States, and it will not bo sott'ed by tins little coterie here. Mr. think it is unbecoming to officers acting as a court to tell them what they dare do and vi bat they dare not do. It is no ork of courage or brains for a man to say that ii somebody don't act in accordance with his judgment, he carry it somewhere else. Mr. have just as much respect for your opinion as it deserves. At th'S pf-int theconinnsaion was interrupted by Mr. Ltaum to say thai some weeks ago he hud protested against going into his private relations and discrediting him. Mr. Cooper had charged that ho had prostituted his oftice. Mr, Coopor (breaking made it a huckstering stand for patent rights. Mr. liaum continued to Protest against whnt ho culled dragjfiiijr in private affairs that had no connection with the charge under iuvesti- gitioii. Mr. Lewis argued ffor a full and fair investi- gation without recourse to legal practices And limitations. If the invention was impractic- able and worthless tho country ought to know it, because iio believed that an officer of the United States charged with duties such as ALr. llauxzi was, should not his orticial position to boost any enterprise. In answer to Mr. Flick, Mr Coopor said that lie did 11 OL Know that ho could prove that ho to know. Flick could norseo how that could do any to aid some corporation in dis- credit ng this patent. After further discussion tho matter went over for settlement afterwards, and Mr. Smy- ser was recalled. Cooper asked if ho had not told Mr. Lewis, a member ol tho committee, that he had no money in t ores t in the stock. Mr. Smjser replied that he did tiot tell liim anything of the kind. He told Lewis that while the stock was entered in his (Smysor's) name, he did not own all of it, hut represented some gentlemen connected him in Ohio. Mr. Lewis disputed the correctness of this statement, and the two gentlemen became so heated that the commission intervened, and after listening to an explanation by Mr. Smy- ser, Mr. Lewis admitted that ho might have rmsumlerstooJ him, or gotten the wrong impression. AN ATXANTA MAN Elopes "With a Young; JLady ot Petersburg, Virginia. PETERSBURG, Va., September some time past Mr. John McNa- mara, of Atlanta, and Miss Jennie Lodbetter, of this city, have been ardent and constant lovers. The parents of tho young lady, it is said, were opposed to the union, only because they did not wish their daughter to bo carried away to a distant city to reside. Tho couple were determined not to be thwarted by such a trifling objection as this, so about two weeks ago Mr. McXamara caine to Petersburg, and plans wore agreed upon for an elopement. This morning Miss Ledbetter catne down with her mother, as the latter wished to make some purchases. After visiting one or two stores Miss Ledbettor left her mother to go to the postoffice where, by appointment, she mot a gentleman fnond of Mr. McNamara, and the two walked up to the "Washington depot of the Atlantic Coast line, where Mr. McNa- mara was in waiting to take his intended bride to a distant state to e the nuptial knot tied. The couple boarded the south-bound passen- ger train and went to Halifax, K. C., where they wore married by a justice of the peace of that place. The bridal couple returned to Petersburg this evening. Tho groom is twenty of ago. and formerly resided in this city. The bride is about twenty, and a very pretty blonde. The first intimation that any of the family of the young lady had of tho elopement was the receipt of a telegram an- nouncing her A KAIL ACJKOSS THE TRACK. A "Sonus: Man Gives the Alarm and Pre- vents an Accident. LYNN, Mass., September young man walking on the Boston and Maine railroad track last night, stumbled over a rail that had been placed across the track. He could not remove the rail, so he took a switch light from its socket aatl succeeded in stopping a heavily laden Lawrence train with forty feet of the obstruction. The work is believed to have been done by tramps, in TewQnge for the ar- rest of fourteen of them for pilfering from freight cars. _ ________ A Bravo Passenger. SAX FRANCISCO, September Chron- icle's Auburn, Cal., special says: The George- town stage was stopped yesterday, near Green- wood, while on its way to Auburn, by a masked Iiiehwayman and robbed. He se- cured the Wells-Fargo express box, but it is not known how much the box contained. One of the passengers, named Thomas Stevens, borrowed a gun and started after the robber within a few minutes of the robbery, but with what result is not yet known. The HivncliTmrg and IXurltam Rood. RVLEIGH, Iv. C., September Arrau gem cats were made today for the open- ing to traffic next Monday of the Lyncbburg and Durham railway. The telegraph line will also be completed by that day. JjText Friday there will be an excursion of capitalists from Boston, New York and Philadelphia to Dur- ham over this road, and elaborate preparations are being made for their reception- Getting on a Peace Footing. CITY OF MEXICO, via Galveston, Septem- ber dispatch from San Salvador says: "The disarmament of the troops been finished. The legislative assembly will posi- tively meet Thursday. Tie members unani- mously favor Ezeta for president. Uprisings are reported in the interior of Guatemala." The Xteaifrnatian Accepted. NASHVILLE. Tenn., September The Cumberland Presbyterian board of publi- cation lias accepted the resignation of Ker. D. M. Harris, D. IX, as editor of Che Cumber- land Presbyterian. The resignation TV as ten- dered some weeks ago. LEFT OUT Iff THE WILL, TKIES TO LEGATEES. TME A TRAGEDY IK A COURTROOM. A Young: Alan SHoots Down Mis Urother- in-La.w and Intimidates tafl-yera and Criminal Notes- O., September ter- rible tragedy occuned here last evening dar- ing the trial of the case of George Bamgrowr vs. Joseph Kiler, beEore 'Squire Vandament. Hiler, senior, died some months ago, leaving a will in which lie devised most his prop- erty to two his sons and two daughters, to the exclusion of tho other children. There has been talk of contesting tbe will and much bitterness has been manifested. This was a damages under an alleged breach of contract between Joseph Hiler and liarngrover, who -n as one of the son's-inlaw of Hiler. During tho trial Constable I, 3ST. Allen, another son-in-law, stepped to the door, when a pistol shot was heard. Allen came staggering into the room and fell across a chair, exclaiming: "John Hiler did it." Before the terrorized spectators could realize what had happened, the murderer was seen standing in the middle of the crowded court- room and fired a second shot, which took effect in the right breast of George Bamgrover, passing entirely through his body. The excite- ment was indescribable, the courtroom being crowded with men and women. As Hiler rushed from the courtroom into the darkness he w as heard to remark: loads for two more men." It is understood that he meant by that remark John Kiler. Jr., a cousin of the mur- dered man, aud an important witness in the case, and Attorney AV. F. McBeth, who has charge of the case for tho plaintiff. The town is aroused and is searching for the murderer, who ts still at large. Arrest of Dr. Moore Who Chloroformed His Sweetheart. RICHMOND, Va., September Dr. Garland P. Moore, who is charged with chloroforming and outraging a young lady to whom ho was at Eastville, eastern shore, Va., was arrested last night at Bueno, Vista, aud is in jail at Lexington, awaiting the arrival of officers from Northampton county. A Duena Vista special says: Dr. Moore came here Thursday, and was present in company with gentlemen last night when the descriptive dispatch of him was re- ceived. His manner, and tbo description of him given 111 tho telegram, caused suspicion and his efforts afterwards to elude arrest con- firmed tho police that he tho person wanted. He admitted that his name was Gar- land P. Moore, and that he had been clerk of Nortnampton county. He resisted arreit and had to bo subdued by being covered with re- volvers. _ ________ A WIFE'S AllTSTBRXOtnS DEATH. Supposed to Have Boon Murdered by Her Husband. Ala., September has just been received hero throuph Sheriff Haiues, o" Lowudes, that intense excitement wns created at Sandy llidge, in that county, yesterday, the sudden and mysterious death of Mrs. Hall, tho wife oi Robert Hall, a well-known citizen of tbo place. Mrs. Hall had been sick several days, but her physician says she was convalescing when Hall gave hor some medicine, causing almost immediate death. Hall was arrested and had a preliminary hearing before Justice L. T. Reese, at which witnesses testified that Hall had purchased strychnine a few days pre- vious, and other strong circumstantial evi- dence of his guilt was brought out Hall was committed to jail without bail Great excite- ment and indignation prevail in tho neighbor- hood, and it is foarc'd the priaoiior will be taken from jail and lynched tonight. ME WAS MELANCHOLY. And Therefore Courted, tlie Acquaintance of a Bullet. RALEIOIT, N. C., September Ijaat night at Wilmington, Thomas H. Fal- som, a white painter, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a revolver bullet. He was found in an attic room in a boarding bouse dying. His prepara- tions for death bad been careful, as he had laid the bedding upon the floor, stretched himself at full length, and placed the pistol behind his ear. He had for some time been very melancholy, owing to severe attacks of rheu- matism. Falsom's wife and two children live at Sumter, S. C. Portland's Population. PORTLAND, Ore., September second enumeration of Portland aud Multnomah county gives a population of a gain of over the former enumeration. This re- eiiumeration was made under observation of Special Agent Land, pf the census office, and these figures are published by authority of the census bureau. A similar ratio of gain throughout the state would give Oregon a population of about what the vote of the June election indicated. Tho June census made it Tho Smallpos Scare Over. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., September K. Rutherford, state health officer, arrived hero today to investigate those cases of smallpox bore. In an interview he stated that only four new cases have been reported to him from various parts of the state during the past ten days, and that he now has the disease under complete subjection. There havo been no new cases at "Waco in fifteen days. Tho quarantine at Martin has been raised, despite the bitter opposition of tbe municipal officers of that place. How a Ran Was Started. Sours BEND. Ind., September heavy run was.started yesterday on the St. Joseph County Savings bank, but the bank stood the pressure, and at night it was discovered that tbe run was started by two young men who had boen refused payment on a draft because the cashier did not know them and they did not find anyone to identify them. A Swarm of Crickets. SAN September An army" of crickets swept down upon the town of Waco last night, and business houses, residences, and every part of the was in- i vaded by the pests. Tho streets were covered several inches deep by the inaects, and there was much alarm among the people. After renaming a few hours the arose and departed. Tbe Ex-Confederates in Reunion. _____ Tex., September [Special.] reunion of ex-confederate soldiers was hold hero today. Business houses closed for the day. The address of welcome by Colonel F. B. Sexton was responded to by State Treas- urer Lubbock. Five thousand people were in attendance. "_________j_____ r Hampshire Prohibitionists. N. H., September prohi- bition state convention today nominated Josiah M- Fletcher, of Nashua, for governor, and the following for First district, Bev. Frank K. Chase, of Dover; second dis- Charles H, Tho'radyke, of Concord. 'FUSION IN KANSAS. nearocsArs AND snies KB- sirBaissiomsrs. CONVENTIONS AT WICHITA, A -Ticket Nominated and a platform JEn- doraed Declaring Against the Proliifal- _ tory "WICHITA, Kas., September hund- red delegates attended the resubmissionist republican convention. D. A. Bnnta, of Great Bend, was chairman. A 'platform was prepared after consultation with, the commit- tee on resolutions of the democratic conven- tion. It renews the pledge of unwavering loj-alty to the principles of tho national repub- lican party; favors reciprocity; demands the free coinage of silver; such modifications of the tarinT laws as will give equal protection to agriculture and manufactures; an equitable bankrupt law a liberal appropriation for a deep-water harbor on the Gulf of Mexico, and liberal pension laws. On tho question of pro- hibition, the platform saya We arraign the party managers in this state as disloyal to the pnceinfea and unfaithful to t.ie in- terest of the republican party. We pliargo that they Itave put the party in Kansas out of harmony with the national republican party and thereby absolved us from all obligations to longer acknowledge their leadership. Lured by seductive wites of impractical visionaries, they have com- mitted the party to the extravagance and follies promptly checked, will bankrupt and depopulate the st ite. Theso things impel us, as toe only method which promises success, to sink party preferences to state politics and unite with such of our fellow citizens of the state .13 sliare our convictions without regard to party for the purpose of correcting: follies Into which been betrayed, and thus preserve the good name' and jueure the future prosperity of the state. y We believe that too much legislation is a curse and-arein favor of a complete revision of the Kansas statutes, with a view to the correction of these laws which are imperfect and the elimina- tion of such as are superfluous and not gen- erally enforced. Vf5e are opposed to prohibition. Ten years' trial has demonstrated tta total inefficiency as a tem- perance measure that it is a revival ot the qbsolete form; of paternal government, and entirely opposed to the genius and spirit of the age; that it is at enmity with, the fundamental principles of our civiliza- tionr -and destroys taut inalienable ot the citizen to determine for himsolf by what method tie will preserve alt his own liappmess wrthdat interference witli the ripHts ot" others, whicli principle is the basis of our liberties and the hope of our institutions; that It is im-Arocri- cau, Vjiircpubiican ar.d undemocratic, and not in with the purposes and spirit of our institutions laws; that t3io existence of a pro- !s apfcrpetual menace to the material internes of th9 state, it bin-dims us with taxation and tJj3t.it ns of all control of tho liquor revenue theref roui that it drives population; that it prevents imim- that itlmakes tho building of lanre cities mtUe-state impossible; it encourages perjury; that it Jpaakes more hypocrits than all otner agen- cies obTtfbined tuat it does not lessen the crime of paupeflSui aoea not empty Jails, penitentiaries, asylums or ahnahauses and beiievnig that any public measurom tho hands of ened Is absolutely snfe, we demand that tho question of the repeal of the prohibitory amend- ment to the constitution bo submitted to all the pQoplo at as early a day as possible. Thelplatform further declares in favor of high and strict laws for the regulation of traffic. In conclusion, the plat- _ g upon the justice of our cause, we in- vite the co-opDrntion of liberal-minded men the state, and with it the success of the cause of the people will be assured and a new era of prosperity will dawn upon the state. Whea the_convention proceeded to nomina- tions, ex-Governor Robinson was the only can- didate for governor. He was nominated 1 y acclamation, D. A. Banta was nominated for lieutenant governor. The convention took re- cess to await the action of the democratic convention. After tho latter convention had carried put their part of the programme by the nomination of Mr. Robinson and Banta and naming candidates lor other offices, the convention endorsed the ticket and then adjourned. THK DEMOCRATIC WING. The democratic and resubraissionists con- ventions met here. Tlieresubmissionists com- pose a faction of the republican party, which opposes prohibition, favors high license and is striving to obtain, through the legislature, tho resubmission of the prohibitory amendmerit to a vote of tho people. To attain these ends they formed a separate party and fused with the democrats. Both conventions met at the same hour in different halls. Tho democratic convention was called to order by Edward Carroll, chairman of the state central com- mittee. After prayer, John S. Sheridan, of Paola, Kas., was elected temporary chairman, and S. W. McCarlin temporary secretary. Committees were appointed, and a recess taken until 2 o'clock p. m. During the recess the committee on resolu- tions appointed a subcommittee to meet with a like committee from the resubmissionists on resolutions. Upon reassembling the democratic conven- tion made its temporary organization perma- nent and received and adopted a report from the committee on resolutions. Tbo plank, in regard to resubmission, is as "We oppose all sumptuary legislation and de- mand the earliest rcsubmission of the so-called prohibitory amendment to the vote of the people, and the immediate repeal laws passed in the interest of prohibition, which tase ?a portion of our people to for their deprivation of that privilege and the inalienable right of local government and declare unequivocally for high, license and local option. Other planks are as follows "We arraign the republican members of the national house of representatives from Kansas for their unanimous vote for tho McKmley bill. TTe doclare the federal election bill tho legiti- mate offspring of the party which filched the pres- idency. "SVe favor a tarifflaw based upoa public neces- sities and not greed of capital. We favor the tree coinage oi silver. "We favor the leaving ofthe circulating medium wholly in the hands oi the government. We favor liberal pensionTaws. We express sympathy with labor in Its struggle with the insatiate money power, whether in fac- tory or on farm. We believe prohibition lias Drought upon the people of this state incalculable evils Uas pro- duced, as its legitimate result, perjury and bribery has corrupted the foundation of justice, and made even our courts a disgrace to the ad- ministration. We declare In favor of high license and. local option, anil recommend a law providing tUut, for each license Issued for the sale of liquor. shall be given the county treasury for the purpose of making and improving "county roatls. and a municipally may, in addition, fix such other sozn as the mayor and council may decide. Tho convention then proceeded to nominate a ticket. There were two candidates for gov- ernor, Charles E. Kobinaon, a resubmissionist, and el-Governor Glick, a straighfiout democrat, and the only democratic ;overnor ever elected in the state. When the letermination to fuse with the resubmission- ists became evident, Mr. Glick withdrew, and Mr. Robinson was nominated by acclamation. The nominee was the first governor elected after the admission of Kansas. He was then elected as a republican. In, 1882 lie ran for governor on the greenback ticket, and recently was one of the leaders in the formation of the resubmission republican party. The Minnesota Democratic The Ticket Nominated. ST. PAUL, Minn., September dem- ocratic-state convention today nominated for governor Thomas Wilson, of Winona, and for lieutenant governor E. "G. Palil, of Brown county. The democracy of the state of Minnesota In con- vention, assembled do express anew their appre- ciation ana approval of the broad Statesmanship, steadfast, unswerving devotion to principle and heroite self-sacrifice of Graver Cleveland in compelling consideration, by the people, of the question of' tariff reform. He forced the republican patty to remove the raaek behind which its leaders had hidden tlieir purpose to use the taxing puwer to build up wealthy classes upon which they could rely for money whorewith to corrupt voters and retain control of the government. We send to him, iu his honorable retirement, as a simple Citizen of the great republic, the assurance of our profound respect and esteem. The platform then declares uncompromising oppositKm to the policy of the protective tarin: and as.afiainst the Mcliinley bill. At tfho evening session the ticket was com- follows: Secretary of state, F. T. iiidholm, of Stillwater; auditor, A. Breman, ot Olmstead oounty; treasurer, Charles Foot, of Minneapolis; attorney-general, Da- vid L. Calhoun, of St. Cloud; clerk of the su- preme court, J. P. O'Hair, pf Travers county. TTHE MISSISSIPPI CONVENTIOJT Discussing tne Committee's Eeport On tlie Election Franchise. JACKSON, Miss., September consti- tutional convention met at y this morning. ISx-CUief Justice Simrall, republi- can, occupied the floor for an hour, urging the convention to adopt so much of the report of the committee franchise as provided for a two years' residence iiij tho state, one year in the voting precinct, the payment of poll tax and the Australian ballot. Those, Judge Simrall thinks, will secure white su- premacy in the state for twenty years to come. The next speaker was Delegate Boyd, of Tippah, county, in opposition to the educa- tional or property qualification. Miller took similar grounds. Indications tonight are that the committee report will be sustained. Colonell Fewell will take the floor tomorrow in support of his woman's juffrago plap. The Democrats of Virginia. RICHMOND, Va., September Much, interest is felt in tho meeting of the state democratic committee, to be held hero on Thursday. The attendance is certain to bo large. The time will be taken np chiefly in hearing reports from the various districts, Plans for the conduct of the canvass will also be discussed and mapped out. Chairman Ely- son has but recently returned from a two months' visit to Europe, and before taking any active stops, desires to confer witb liis asso- ciates and learn from them the condition of affairs in their districts. The Delaware Republicans. DOVER, Del., September repub- lican state convention met in the court- bouse here at p.m. William C. Spru- naco was, made temporary chairman and com- mittees on resolutions, credentials and nomi- nations selected. The indications are that there wili be no contestants and that H. A, Kichardson, of Dover, will bo nominated for ;overnor, and Henry P. Cinnon for congress, acclamation. Tho platform lias not yet been completed. The Maine Election. LEWISTON, Mo., September Journal has returns from 285 tow ns for governor, which give Burleigh Thompson, Clark, prohibitionist, IfR4-t; scatter- ing, 2G8. Republican plurality, KAN INTO THE ROCK. A E3nd Accident on a Narrow Cause Railroad. DEADWOOD, S. Dak., September evening a passonger tra! n over the Black Hills and Fort Pierre railroad ran into about One hundred tons of rock that had fallen on the track from an. overhanging cliff about ton miles -this- pf doralling" the engine- and" -ImtHy shaking :p the passengers. A dispatch was- sent by no of the road's officials for a wrecking train, ami another official telephoned for a new engine. Tlie engine and wrecking train col- lided, and a complete wreck was the result. Fifteen or twenty of the men on the wrecking train were badly injured, but none fatally. The road is a narrow gauge, and is operated between Lead City and Piedmont by the Homostake Mining Company, and has just been opened to the public. THE HEAVY RAINS Which. Stirred Up the County Hound About San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., September 11. [Spe- cial.] Tin" section of Texas was visited last night by tho IICJA lest rain ever known hero, five inches of water falling be- tween G o'clock last evening and o'clock thii morning. Considerable damage wns done in thjts city by cellars being flooded in the busi- ness part of town. Several washouts occurred on the Southern Pacific railroad, west of here, and trams are all delayed. The rain has simply broken, the drought, and is of jreat benefit to the cattle interests, but dam- igmg to cotton. Strike of the Jlraltemen ami Switchmen. FINDLAY, O., September 9. The brakemen and switchmen employed on the Toledo, Co- lumbus and Cincinnati railroad went out yes- terday on account of a disagreement as to wages. This almost blockades the freight business on tho railroad from Toledo to Ken ton. An attempt was made to run a local freight out of this city yesterday, but it was unsuccessful. The strikers spiked the switch 60 that the principal oars could not be moved. A switch got seven loaded cars from another track, how- ever, and took them ont of the south end of tho yard, andj from there they were run to ihe Northern station, whore a regular freight engine was attached and the cars tent to To- ledo. An attempt was made to got another freight train out- last evening, but failed. The 3rak6men demanded araise from to 82.00, and this being refused, they quit work. Revenue Seizures In Tennessee. NASHVILLE. Tenn., September 9. [Special. Revenue Agent Wheelock and Deputy Col- lector Faulkner seized the brandy distillery owned and operated by Gunn Bankin, at Prairie Plains, Coffee county. The seizure wag made on account of alleged violation of the internal revenue law, in removing brandy and selling it without paying the tax. Messrs. Wheelock and Faolkuer found a barrel of >randy in a cellar under a barn, near the still. The property will be turned over to United States Marshal Harrison. The owners of the still, T.S. Gunn and T. B. Rankin, will be tried before United commissioners. Protest Against the Conger Bill. MONTGOMERY, Ala., September 9. -The Montgomery Commercial and Industrial Asso- ciation tonight adoTited the following: AVhereaa, The Conger lard which has jassed the house of representatives, and is now lending in the senate, will destroy a vast trade imountragto millions of dollars, and will inflict a >lowupon the cotton seed industry of the south iliat will cripple, if not annihilate it, therefore be it Kesolved, By the Commercial and Industrial Association, of Montgomery, that our senators in congress be urged to use all honorable means to ireveiit the enactment of that bill into a law. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 9. A special to Tbe Times-Union says that a mixed .rain and a froiglit train collided at Cbaires Station, a few miles eastof Tallahassee, today. Conductor Dacosta, of the freight train, had lis right leg crushed, and has since died. Responsibility for the accident rests upon Sngineer McDprtongh, of the freight train, who ran past his stopping place, notwitlistand- ng his fireman's warumg several times repeated. The Boy Confessed. BOSTOS, September William F. Mnr- dock, the lad who claimed to have discovered the rail that had been placed acrassthe Boston and Maine railway track, ney Lynn, last night vas arrested today and confessed that he had limaelf placed the obstruction. He says the act was done in tho hope that us action in, signaling the train, would be re- warded the company. Assignment of Isaac Davis, S, Tex., September Isaac Davis, furaitura, assigned today. Lifttilitics WITH FIXED TBOOP8 UfOl? -SOCTJET- SEVERAL MEN PRODDED TO Tlie Strikers Attack the dence Troops arc Colled Out and a Battle Ensues. SOUTHAMPTON, September mode g, demonstration tonight, and were only dispersed at the point of the bayonet. Tho trouble began dock laborers preventing the departure ol several trains. The strikers also liesiegecl the gates of the dock and pre- vented the entrance of officials. Two compa- nies Qf infantry arrived in the evening and drove" the mob away from the rails. The dockmen made desperate attempts to break the line formed by the troops. Some of them took horses from cabs standing near by, and mounting charged funousiy ucou tlie soldiers. The troops, however, stood firm, and repeat- edly repulsed tho strikers. A number horses were bayoneted, and some of the riders were seriously wounded. By this time tho crowd had been greatly augmented, and volley after volley of stones were hurled at tha troops. One lieutenant had the bridge of his nose broken by a stone, and two others wera severely injured. PIERCED WITH BAYONETS. At this juncture the mayor appeared upon the scene, and read the riot act. This only added to the fury of the mob, a section of which stormed the mayor's business premises, and smashed every window in the place. The troops were now supplied with ball cartridges, each man receiving twenty rounds. The mob still keeping up tho attack, the soldiers wero ordered to charge, and the whole line advanced upon the crowd with fixed bayonets. For a moment the mob made a show of resistance, but seeing many of their number fall, pierced by the bayonets soldiers, the mob broko and fled in wild disorder. The excitement throughout the city tonight is intense and further trouble is feared. BOYCOTTING THE VESSELS. LONDON, September laborers in re- SDOUSO to the appeal of tho Dublin strikers, have boycotted the steamer Lady "Wodehouao from. Dublin and have induced the crew to desert. Vessels from Cork be treated in a similar manner. A JOUAI. SITE Selected for tbo Great World's Exposition in 1S93. CHICAGO, September directors! oi. the world's fair this afternoon reaffirmed their choice of some months ago and selected tho dual site of the lake front and Jackson park, as the place for holding the great exposition. The lake 3 front is a large grass-covered com- mon on the edge of Lake Michigan, and cov- ering the business center of Chicago. It con- tains at present about ninety acres. the design to place thereon the grand entrance to the exposition and buildings for the line arts and kindred displays. Jackson park is also on the lake shore abou.6 five miles from the court house other exhibits of that nature, besides others of. general interest. Over 300 acres are available in Jackson and approaches thereto, which were recently added to the original tender. The two sites are to be so connected by rail and water accommodations that but a few minutes will be spent in passing from ouo locality to another. The final ana decisive ballot on the site question resulted; Lake front and Jackson park, 23; Nortbside, 4; "Wostside, 8. Tho choice of the final site waa then made unanimous. KEUtEF FOR THK DISTRESSED. Jolin Dillon Says tne Potato Crop is a. Total Failure. DUBLIN, September Dillon, mem- ber of parliament, while presiding at a national league meeting held in this city to- night, said he had taken great pains to inform, himself of the condition of affairs in Ireland and he regretted to say that his inquiries during the past three weeks havo shown, in many cases, that the failure oC tbe potato crop was more complete than it was in 1879. Keferring to the possibility of forming a famine fund, Mr. Dillon said that the simplest method was for the charitable to send receipts to various landlords in the dis- tressed districts to buy them off, and let tba tenants keep what they had. That would be better than distributing money among tho poor. With tho government rested the re- sponsibility to provide for these people. If they do not choose to accept the responsibility let them give Irish landlords power to aid the peopje. NORTH CAKOUNA CHOPS. Tlie Tobacco Outlook Said to Be the Best in Years. N. Throughout the entire tobacco belt, comes the encouraging news of a big crop. Tbo farm- ers havo for the last few years in-this section o' the state made complete failures in this special product, and tho consequences have been that the country is heavily in debt. "When. bbe moneyed crop was disposed of it went to pay off the guano bill, but the farmer looks with pride on his fine crop this year, and tho report from all the tobacco belts is that the weed is curing up unusually bright, and the> texture is exceedingly fine. Tho corn crop is, as a rule, good, and the smiles that play across the face of the sun. aurnt tiller of the soil is indeed encouraging THE SHOPS TO BE And the ZCesolt Will be of Kencfit to Charlotte. CHARLOTTE, N. C., September is now a settled fact that tho Rich- mond and'Danville shops will be located afc ;his point, and while Burlington and other xiints, where a portion of the works are now ocated, will suffer much by the removal, it will swell Charlotte's population very ma- terially. The ground for the sito has been mrchased, and work on the main building ivill commence at once. Colonel A. B. An- drews, second vice president of the Richmond and Danville system, has tho matter under lis control, and this fact alone insures the speedy erection.__________ Mixed KelationBliip la the "West. PAHIS, Tex., September Pixon Erwin vras arrested in Indian Territory and brought hero for trial today. It developed in the examining trial that he was the hus- ,-and of three wives, all living. His third and as t wife also having three other living ims- >ands. None of the parties had ever been divorced from the other._______ Tho Son's Cotton Review. NEW Tonic, September opened at two to four points advance, closing firm at an advance of six to seven points on near and two to :aree [points on late months from yesterday's closing prices. The market opened at some ad- vance, ent in the Liverpool market, but prices almost mmediately receded to about tbe closing prices >f yesterday. It seemed to be believed Liv- erpool was not likely to go much nigher at jresent, and selling to "realize was the order of ;he moment. There was, besides, a disposition ;o discount the decline in that market. Then came a report from Liverpool that tho boreaa report, due tomorrow, will enow an aver- age condition of the gTOTrtnp crop not onlv below August, bat below last September: in fact, 93 per cent was the figure given, and on thta was a fresh bail movement, wnicn became, lowever, quite languid, in later dealings In view of very favorable crop prospects offered at iroaont time and full receipts at the ports. Spot cot ton steady, bat less EWSPAPERl   

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