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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               jANT VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA.. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 1890.--TEK -PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE BROKEN "PAIB." WILL TO PASSAGE OF THE TARIFF BILL. -She Ansloua for Adjournment Will be Almost Certain to Take Place Nest Weak. TTAStirxoTOK, September tariff bill was disposed of by the senate It passed by a strictly party vote of 40 to 29. There was no excitement during the day. The leading senators on both sides simply -made set speeches, chiefly for political effect, and after six hours of this the vote was taken. The vote should have stood 39 to 29, for tho republicans have only ten majority, but some republican senator broke his pair and voted. Jt was, however, a mistake, and the senator Ttho did it will probibly explain tomorrow, for to break a pair is considered the basest -crime a senator can commit. The bill will go to tho house tomorrow, lor the senate has amended tho McKinley bill. It is understood that Mr. ilcKinloy will move to non-concur and ask ior a conference. The conferees on the part of the senate were appointed this evening, and it is believed the bill will finally be disposed of by the middle of next week. In that event, adjournment will be had about the 25th. The senators and members of both -parties are tired of the session. All want to home, and just aa soon as the tariff bill goes to the president, nothing can prevent an adjournment resolution passing. SOME CENSUS STATISTICS. The census office today completed tho count of the first and second districts of South Caro- lina. The count for the first district shows: increase over 1880, Anderson, increase, Greenville, increase, JJaurens, increase, Oconee, increase, Pickins, increase, Spar- -tanbnrg, increase, total, Increase, The second district, composed of the coun- -ites of Aiken, Cheater, Edgefield, Fair-field, Xexingtou, Kichland, Union, York and New- terry shows a total population of an increase over 1880 of Edgefield county has the greatest popula- Uichland comes next with and shows the greatest The count of South Carolina cities show: Dewberry, an increase of 660 since 1880; Columbia, an increase of AN OVATION FOR REED. Speaker Reed received a genuine ova- upon his return to "Washington today. Be reached here early this morning, and -as he walked down the avenue to the capitol on every block some one would bo lieard to cry, "Hurrah for At the he was overwhelmed with congrat- ulations from the republicans. The speaker's "table w as decorated with flowers, and a leautiful floral gavel, tho gift of the clerks, Tested upon the desk. Each repub- lican member I in his' desk ready to unfurl when Keed the house to order, but they didn't liave an. opportunity to applaud or wave their flags. Keed did not preside. Neither -did he enter the house during the session. Mr. Burrowa's work as speaker pro tein. had not been concluded on account of the filibustering, aud Heed wanted the journal of yesterday approved before he took the chair. It was not ap- proved, for the filibustering continued today, and Reed remained in his private room. Ho is, however, expected to preside tomorrow, then he will be given the ovation pre- pared. But there will be no applause on the democratic side. Tonight the republican members and republicans generally serenaded Heed with the Marine band at the Shoreham. THE DAT IN THE HOUSE. Another entire day was consumed in fiili- Tbustering in the house today. The republicans seem determined to consider the Venable TJangston contested election case from Virginia, and oust Mr. Venable to seat tho negro. On the other hand, the democrats are equally to prevent it. They make motion after motion, and when a roll call is ordered, out. The vote shows no quorum present, a call of the house is ordered. Then a appears, another motion is a roll call ordered and "the democrats walk out again. This has con- for three days, and the democrats. onder Judge Crisp's leadership, say it shall go until the end of the session before any more iemocrats shall be robbed of their seats. It is jrobable the republicans will give up the in a day or two, unless Keed, inspired by victory, counts a quorous of desks, and proceeds to turn Sir. Venable out and swear 31 the negro Langston. BURROWS AS 25 AD AS REED. h Whicb. n Great Deal of Matrimony Figures. MONTGOMERY, Ala., September peculiar case has just been unearthed n Selma. It smacks of tho romantic, and has 11 the-elements of a real live sensation. Lost Saturday it became noised abroad that the iretty wife of a well-known citizen, James )ngar, bad applied for a divorce, alleging that ef husband had another living wife. Duger was also reported to have left the city, going oward Nashville. The local press Sunday published the facts i rumored, and they created a sensation n the streets. It now turns out that )ugar had gono to Birmingham, vhcre bis wife seems to have followed him, nd where they were again quietly married, a ompromise having been effected, and a full nderstanding between tho parties having icen arrived at. Ducar returned to Selma today, and tells a cculiar story, and if true, would furnish the ;round work for a first-class novel. He says le has beeur-married four times, to his second vife twice. He seems to have gone all over Tennessee and Georgia looking up his wives. e married his first wife at Taylorsville, enn.t in 1SG8. lu 1881 ho left her in Chat- aiiooga and went to Atlanta. In four or five nouths after leaving Chattanooga, he says, le received a letter stating that tho woman md died of smallpox. Ho then went to Greensboro, Ga., whore on October 18, 1882, IB was marrried for the second time. Tis second wife died at a. Ho wont to Selma, where he mot his wife, and on October 19, 1888, was [larried to her under the impression, he says, hat tho woman to whom he was first married was dead, as the letter in his possession stated. After he bad been married about one year ie learned that wife No. 1 was still living. He hen went to Athens, Tenn., where he pro- >nred a divorce in April, 1888. But his present wife got wind of the affair through some old papers that she happened to set hold of, and nade application to enter suit for divorce, vhen the newspapers got hold of it. As soon aa Dngar heard his pretty wife was suing for a divorce he set about trying to explain matters, and claims to have done so satisfactorily to his wife, at least to whom he waq married a second iine by the probate judge in Birmingham, be- cause, as he said, ho discovered his nrst mar- was not legal, he having a living wife at he time. TECS: SMOKING TThe Speaker Pro Tern. Mates an Extra- ordinary Ruling. "WASHINGTON, September the speaker remained at the capitpl all day, be not make his appearance in the house. But his place was well filled by Mr. Burrows, who, in one decision, somewhat out-Reeded 3Jeed himself. During the reading of the journal, Mr. O'Ferroll demanded a recapitu- lation of -the names of members not voting, Contending that this was a part of the journal on previous occasiona. The same demand naa been made on Speaker Heed, and with some reluctance has been acceded to by him. But today Speaker Pro Tern Burrows reversed the decision of the speaker, and held, despite protest from, the democrats, that the names of members not voting could not be read upon demand. ABOUT TO BUX.E REED OUT. According to the views of some of the demo- residont of the state agricultural college, and Eskridge favored it. Maesaelmsetts Prohibitionists. WORCESTER, Mass., September prohibitionist state convention today nomi- nated the following ticket: Lieutenant gov- ernor, George Kempton, of Sharon; secretary of state, George D. Crittondon, of Buckland; attorney general, Wolcott Hamlin, of Amherst; treasurer and receiver general, "W. I. Gleasou, of Boston; Auditor, Augustine K} Smith of Lee. ______ The Maine Keturns. LEWISTOST, At the close of Mr. Thompson's speech a platform was presented and adopted. Nominations were then in order. Milton Trusler was nominated for secretary of state. He is a Fayette county farmer. Auditor, J. N. Monroe, of Marion attorney general, John Lovette, of Madison; judge of supreme court, K. "W. McBnde; clerk of superior court, William T. Noble, of Wayne; treasurer, George W. Pixley, of Fort Wayne. THE PDATFOHM ADOPTED. The platform endorses the administration of President Harrison and the conduct of Speaker Reed; condemns the democratic doctrine of free trade; favors reciprocity; approves the pension legislation of the present congress; ap- proves the silver bill; opposes convict labor and child labor; favors the Lodge election bill i opuoses alien ownership of land, and demands a law to prevent the adulteration of food; de- nounces trusts and combinations; favors reasonable river and harbor improvements: endorses the administration ot Governor Hovey; demands non-partisan control of state benevolent institutions; denounces white cap outrages; demands local option and approves the original package bill; de- mands the election of United States senators by a popular vote; condemns the last demo- cratic legislature for filling offices with par- tisans denounces the democratic platform for making charges against the state and federal judiciary; favors free text-books for public schools; opposes any interference Bwith pri- vate or parochial schools; condemns the financial administration of state finances; op- poses any increase in state taxation, and con- demns the legislative gerrymander. A 3EIJIXDXJBX> CONVENTION, In Which the Two Candidates aro JLibely to Kill Bach Other Out. COLUMBIA, Tenn., September The democratic convention of the seventh congressional district met here today with about two hundred delegates present. There will be 145 votes in the convention, and, under the two-third rule, ninety-six and two- thirds will be necessary to nominate. There are only two candidates before the conven- tion. General W. C. Whitthorne, of Maury, the present incumbent, and Colonel N. N. Cox, of Williamson county. The latter will have a majority of about ten votes on the first ballot. The entire afternoon and a part oi tonight was spent in a wrangle over the report of the committee on credentials which seats both of two contesting delegates in three Lawrence couiity districts. In each case the Whitthorne men received a majority of the vote cast. Much bitter feeling prevails, and one of the leading Whitthorne men, George C. Taylor of Mawry, tonight declared as follows: "II you wrest from the poorest man in the poorest civil district in this congressional dis- trict his rights, aud defeat our man, the ax that carries his head io the basket shall carry your man's head with it." Finally at 10 o'clock tonight the convention referred the whole matter g back to the committee on credentials, with instructions to report the -facts. Unless there is a very material change in the senti- ment now prevailing, it will be impossible t ort that village completely under water and at the mercy of the stream. Almond, Alfred and Center are badly flooded, and much, damage has been done. Advices from "Wells- ville says 1 hat the water is unusually high at hat place and all bridges in that section are ;one. THE FLOOD AT KLMIRA. ELMIRA, N. T., September three nches ol rain has fallen here in twenty-four tours, and the water, increased by the streams above, has raised the Ghemung river to the danger line. The lower part of tho city is under water. The Delaware, X-ackawanna and Western is not running any trains, owing o the high water at Kanona. The Erie road a blocked by landslides and ashouts at Addison, Hornellsville and North Elmira. The Northern Central road has a bridge and track washed out at Watkina. The Addi- son and Pennylvania road had a trestle washed >ut near Addison this af teniooii and the road s blocked. Erie is blocked at "Wellsville; where the storm has washed out the tracks as well as those of the Bradford, Eldrod and 3uba road and Coudersport ine. Exhibitors are moving the cattle and joods from the interstate fair grounds tonight n anticipation of a flood. IN AUGUSTA. STREET FJKAXCKISE. A Kan of Flffry-flvo Jffarries a Girl of Fourteen. AUGUSTA, Ga., September Augusta is wearing the bolt this summer for marriages, and quite afair percentage of them lave been runaway matches. Two more were added to the list today. One was the union of two popular young people of this city tonight at St. Patrick's church, in the presence of rela- tives, in orthodox style The couple were Mr. jeorge Tice and Mass Lizzie Lyons, and they were congratulated by many friends, The other marriage contained' more elements of romance. The groom is a hale and happy man of the bride is a little miss -of fourteen. -ThdTiaarrTage lacked the eleoTEont of premeditation, and was solemnized at the boarding house at which the couple were stop- ping in the city for the d.iy. The Broom's name is Eli, and he seems to have gotten there this time. Ho and the young lady happened in town to- day from Blythcs, Ga., on tho narrow gauge road. He proposed marriage and she con- sented. The knot was tied at once, and if the [air young bride is half as happy as the groom was this afternoon, when receiving the con- gratulations of Augusta friends, there aro no liappier people in Georgia today than Mr. and Mrs. Eli Waltom _ THE COUNTKY. A Specimen Character Canst t Up With in Alabama. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., September 10. [Spe- In the United Stages district court to- day W. H. Harrison, alias the Harri- pleaded guilty to sis indictments for forgery, and was given two years in each case. Harrison swindled the government out of or bv bogus pension claims. His operations had been going on for four years before he was detected. lie filed claims for a dozen Widow Harrisons from as'many differ- ent postoffices in Walker and Tuscaloosa coun- ties, all the papers in each case being skillfully forged. He also put in claims under various other aliases. So cleverly was his work done, all his claims were allowed by the department, and in one case he is said to have collected S800 of back pension. Some of his forgeries were marvels of skill. Harrison was a school teacher in Walker county. He came from the vicinity of Springfield, Ohio, eight or ten years ago. AKKESTKO. Sheriff Janras After Garland IP. Moore. ICHMOND, Va., September Sheriff S. A. Jarvas. nf Northampton county, passed through Richmond today on his way to Lexington for Dr. Garland P. Moore, who is wanted in. Eastville to answer for a henious The sheriff did not know of Moore's arrest in Buena Vista night before last until informed thereof by a telegram from Chief of Police Poe, of this city. The officer, it seems, left Northampton without money to pay the reward of that had been offered for the arrest of Moore, and he consulted Chief Poe in regard to the matter. Poe advised him to tele- graph to the commonwealth's attorney of Northampton county to communicate with the mayor of Lexington, in regard to the reward, which was done. Moore is said to have spent last Thursday in Kichmond, and to have taken dinner at Murphy's hotel. The Woman Had Norve. GAI.VE3TON, Tex., September This morning, at a raiiroad boarding house, Annie Keynolds, the sister of the proprietress, shot a railroad freight conductor, named'C. M. Stall, in the head with a 30-calibre pistol. Stall had insulted her and thrown a glass at her, in retaliation of which she fired tho shot. The ball entered Stall's bead in the rear of the left ear, inflicting a wound that will prove fatal. Stall lives at Marshall. Shot from Ambngh. WIXSON, N. C., September While iSowell Whitley and las son were on their way to this place today, they wero fired upon by men in ambush. Whitley was killed, dying in a few momenta. His Bon lived an hour. Efforts to discover tho assassins are thus far unsuccessful. The General Superintendent Resigns. GALVESTON, Tox., September Mr. John H. Scott who, upon the reorganiza- tion of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe road, under the Atchison system, assumed charge of the line as general superintend cut, has resided his position account of the ill- health of his wife, whom he intends taking to some European health resort. His successor; has not yet been namgd.______ The Accountants to Meet. DETROIT, Mich., September The National Institute of Accountants, an organization, for social and benevolent pnr poses, 'srill hold its first annual election No- vember 1st. Any practical bookkeeper in possession of good references and acceptable to the association is eligible to membership F. H. Bolton, Detroit, is secretary o tlie bureau ol information. The Franchise Granted to George F. Makes Trouble. MACON, Ga., September When George F. Work, of Philadelphia, pur- chased the Macon horse street railway and was in the act of changing the same into au elec- tric line, he was granted by the city council the exclusive right to use certain streets foe the term of twenty years. Some held at time that such a privilege would bo uncon- stitutional. The exclusive use asked for, however, was granted by the council. Now there are other companies forming in Macon to build street railways aiid they will contest in the courts, if necessary the con- stitutionality of such exclusive grants or use. A lively war is an- ticipated, and Atlanta may find something- ra it to entertain her, as it is understood she 2ia3 o similar matter confronting her. The ball in Macon was opened, periiaps, by a petition presented to the city council last by President J. C. McBurneyr of the Ocmulgee Land and Improvement Company, which reads as follows: I see by the published proceedings of the ouncil that the council was aated by G. F. York to grant him an extension of time omplete tho laying of his street railroad track n certain streets which he claims to have the xclosive right to use said streets for street We do not object to an extension of ime to complete the work. We do most sol- Dinly protest the exclusive right so far as spring, Ocmulgeo and Jones streets. To graufi uch exclusive right would work a great injus- ice to the Ocmulgee Land and Improvement Company, who, through thiscompany's efforts, large sum of money has been procured from undry property owners onOcmulgee street for neroachments, as by agreement this money vas to be expended on opening and improving aid Ocmulgee street to enable the Oc- aauleee Land and Improvement Company to auild electric street railroad to their valuable >roperty, which now adjoins tho city, anal :an only be reached through said streets. laid property is, by special agreement with -our honorable body, annexed to and become d part of the city of Macon. It is a well-kno-.vu act that the legislature of Georgia refuses treet railroad companies exclusive right to iuild railroads, assigning as a reason it rould be unconstitutional. This is just whafi Hr. Work now asks you to grant." BEN BOWKKS IS DEAD. iiord Have Mercy on MLy Sonl, What Have I Done? Ga., September 10 Mr. Ben Bowers, the stoker of No. 2 Fire was shot last evening by Mr. rphn Vaughn, captain of No. 1 Fire Company, [ied this afternoon at GroO o'clock from, effects of the wound in the left side just below he ribs, the ball having pierced the Itmg and >resuinably tho liver. Bowers suffered considerable pain all the morning. He was conscious until within five> minutes of death. About 2 o'clock this ifternoon Chief Jones asked him would he ike to eat some chicken soup. Bowers replied and the chief went off to a restaurant to uivo it prepared, and ere he could return v.ith t he was dead. Bowers was a widower. His cousin will decide upon the burying place. If ie is buried in Macon the fire department wilt attend the funeral in a body. "When Vaughn, the man who shot told, in his cell at tho jail, this afternoon, :hat Bowers was dead, he exclaimed: ".Lord tave meres on my soul! What shall I do? "What shall I do? I am mined for Vaughn seems greatly distressed oves Bovrers'a death. His alleged accessory, W. A. Mallory, the printer, does not appear to bo aa ifiepiyTtffected a3 Vaughn, iuuiary says ha bad no complicity hi clie crime. The coroner's inquest was held this after- noon, but uo verdicL was reache.l, and the in- quest was adjourned until tomorrow'afternoon. it '2 o'clock. Tho onJy w itness examined w.i3 Captain XV. H. of the hook and [adder companv. His te-st'uioiiy in ac- cordance with the account published in THffi tod.u-. The post mortem, ex- .mmation showed that the ball in the side md the ball in the breast both pierced the .uiiga. The ball that entered the left side passed through the body, and was cut from the opposite side this morning, by the physicians, jefure Bowers died. The ball that entered ;he right breast bolow the nipple, is supposed, to have lodged against the backbone, as Bowers complained of pain in the back. It waa deemed unnecessary to cut for this bullet. THE RACE GKOWS Candidates for Tax Collector Kow Bob Up Serenely. MACON, Ga., September This will be a lively year for city and county jolitics in Macon and Bibb. This article will only refer briefly to the county campaign. The liveliest race so far is that for sheriff. S. G. Westcott, tho present incumbent, who las hold the office about ten years, is opposed yy Messrs. J. E. Hicks and T. L. Massenburg. sbcnburg is a well-known druggist arid is the brother of Mr. Charlie B. Massenburgv the present collector, and who has been. in office about ten years. Some think: Chat the positions of sheriff and tax collector should not bo held by brotherf, and the candidacy of T. L. Massenburg will have the effect of bringing out candidates against liis brother, the tax collector. Infact Mr. D. D. Craig has announced himself as a candidate for collector. Collector Massenburg is a one-arm ex-confederate. Craig has represented Bibb in the legislature. He is a patent maker at Findlay's foundry. If no one else enters the race the consest between Maseenburg and Craig will be very lively. There are about seven candidates for coroner. Macon's Telephone System Oat of MACOX, Ga., September The entire telephone system of Macon waa burned out tonight by the crossing of tele- phone wires with tho electric car wire. Mr.- Baruett, tho cigar manufacturer, had a valuable horse killed by the accident. He was driving in the neighborhood of Fourth and Cherry streets when the horse came in contact with a broken wire. Workmen are repairing tho burned wires tonight, and will probably have the system in operation by morning. _______ Tom Woolfollc. ACON, Ga., September Judge Miller, of the" Macon circuit, who has been holding court for Judge Gober, of iho Blue Kidge circuit, has returned home. Judge Gober will preside for Judga Miller at the Houston court which convenes the first Mon- day in October in cases in which Judge Miller is disqualified. It is thought that Judge Go- ber will sentence Tom Woolfolk at the Hous- ton court. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. Emperor William returned to Berlin yesterday. The treasury yesterday purchased ounces of silver. A tornado visited Clinton, Indiana, yesterdaj? and did Immense damage. The president yesterday nominated Henry wood to he postmaster at Washington, C. The the Paris Figaro show that tho Ducheese D'Uzes gave to the Boulan- gist cause. James E. Cobb was yesterday by the convention of the nfth congressional district Aldbtinia. The census office yesterday announced pop- of Nashville, Tenn., to be a gain ia ten years of The republicans of the fifth trict of M.issjwnppi yesterday nominated b. Pitts, of Wayne county. The bo lies of twenty-one persons, who wera drowned duringttie floods in Austria, have beea found floating in the Elbe. The Second National bank, of Bay City, Mich., yesterday robbed of by three men who entered the bank, and, while two of them engaged' the cashier In conversion, tfee tbjrd. one Btoift NEWSPAPER!   

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