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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia TOL. xxn. ATLANTA, GA.. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE NEW DISTRICTS THE ClSHS U8 TJfT- SIENT OP 18OO. EFFECT ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN Changes Mad? by tlie Census, S tlie Gains and Losses of the Differ- ent Resumes His Seat. September The apportionment' bill introduced in the iouse yesterday by Mr. Bunnell, chairman of tbe census committee, was drawn up by Sup- erintendent of Census Porter. It for one representative in congress for every of population, which makes the number 354, movtded the estimates of tho census office are -correct. Under this bill, which, however, stands little chance of passing in its present shape, the membership of the present house as follows: ___9 Arkansas..............7 1 Colorado............ 2 Alabama...... California---- Connecticut-- Florida Louisiana Maryland Michigan Georgia Illinois Iowa Kentucky Maine 11 4 12 Montana......... Nevada......... New Jersey North Carolina... Obio Pennsjlvama South Carolina... Tennessee....... Vermont "Washington...... Minnesota 8 .7 Missouri 15 1 Nebraska G 1 Xew Hampshire 2 8 New York 31 9 North 1 20 Oregon 2 ...30 Rhode Island 2 7 South Dakota 2 ...10 Texas ....12 2 Virginia 9 2 West Virginia 4 "VVyoinmc 1 THE GAINS AND LOSSES. Under tbe bill it Trill be seen from the above California, Alabama, Michigan, Oro- gan, Missouri, Washington, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin gain one each. Illinois, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Arkansas gain two each. Minnesota and Nebraska gain throe each. Ohio and Virginia lose one each. The -other states remain as they at present. The states will gain and lose in the electoral college the same as in congress. One denio- -cratic and one republican state lose an elector each, whilo of the twenty-three electors gained exclusive of the new states, excepting "Wash- ington, the repnblicang get eighteen and the democrats only five. Of the sixteen votes of the new states of Idaho, Montana, the two Dakotas and "Wyoming, the republicans are certain of ten and probablp thirteen, for they might get Idaho. The democrats will, however, carry Montana. This will add to tho republican vote in the electoral college thirty- one, while to the democratic vote it will only add eight. Thus, under this bill, little under the estimate made in these dispatches yester- day, retaining the membership as it is, the democrats must carry both New York and In- diana to win in THE BILT, WON'T PASS. However, it is not at all probable that Dun- neli's bill will pass. There might be very de- cided changes from the estimates in the popu- lation in the various states when tho official count is made, and then the en- tire calculation will have to be made anew. The Dunnell bill, it is believed, was introduced for tho purpose of calling at- tent ou to tho new apportionment, and having the republicans commence figuring and figure until a bill is shaped up that "will give them very decided advantage, both of controlling tLe house and winning in the next presidential election.' That's what thev are counting for, nii'l if possible they will figure it out in such shape as to make a sure victory for tho repub- lican candidate in '92. The question is, can that be done The democrats do not believe It. There is a feature in the Dunnell bill striking at the recent gerrymandering of Ohio and Maryland. It provides that immediately after each census the various state legislatures shall redibtrict tho states, making each district as compact as practicable, and at the same time containing as near as possible an equal number of inhabitants. Then comes tho new feature which reads, "and such rodis- trictmg, TV hen made by such state legislature, shall not be changed by any succeeding legi: lature during the term of ton years, nor until under the next succeeding decennial census congress shall make a new TUB OHIO BLUNDER. Tho republican members of congress are overjoyed at the discovery of the alleged omis- sion of a of Hamilton county, in tbe re- distnctingact recently passed by the Ohio leg- islature, and they are in earnest about ov< throwing the act, if the democrats have really blundered. Quay and tho republican national committee e also become interested at the prospects of gaining six or seven congressmen they had uot counted on. Butterworth anc Grosvenor have been selected as a committee to see what can be done. These two gentle- meu consulted with Solicitor General Taffc this afternoon, and have telegraphed to Cincinnati for all the facts. If it turns out as they Ii ope it will, it has been decided to have congress pass a joint resolution declaring thi redistnctirjg act null and void, and defining tlio districts as they wore two years ajjo. General Grosvenor has drawn the reso- lution, and if his belief that part of Hamilton county has been omitted be true, as-soon as hi leams it positively, he will introduce thi resolution and have it rushed through. Tin democratic members don't know whether thi omission was or was not made, and theylare a anxious to learn the truth, as tho republicans If it be true, it is feared Grosvenor's resolu tion will bo rushed through congress before Governor Campbell can call an extra session o tho Ohio legislature. As the districts areunde tho new act, the democrats will get thirteen out o! twenty-one congressmen. In tho old districts they can only elect five out of twenty one therefore, the case is of the utmost im portanco to both parties. SPEA1CKK HEED RESUMES. Speaker Reed presided today. When hi took the chair he was greeted with an enthu siabtic round oi applause by the republicans hut the democrats were not in it. Reedimmi vchito race cannot tolerate sovereignty, and any legislature would fi the stamp of idiocy upon it that would ble such a body as this, with the enor- attendant expense, an object short thitf. 'Let tho truth be told if it bursts the itlom out of the universe. The speaker did Qt- share the apprehension of those who loaght that any change of the constitution have the effect of "depriving a great umber of negroes of the right to vote would nvolve the of Mississippi in a conflict rfth. congress. He thought that there w as no rpoability a conflict, as it was gon- afty lawyers that the f unria- esntal conditions of the b-ct of 1870 ere unconstitutional, and that Mississippi ad the right to impose educational or prop- rty qualifications as other states, provided nete waa no discrimination on account of race r color. he continued, "if the worst comes to le worst and we lose some of our representa- OD in congress, we can stand it complacently, alldwed to manage our local and state affairs ndlsturbed.-" Even the presidency, he said, as a matter of insignificance compared with ocaj self-government. He did not propose to mince matters and htde behind a subterfuge, nt it asked by anybody if it was the purpose f the-conventlou to restrict negro suffrage he frankly answer: "Yes, that is what we re here for." The fiat gone forth that fraud, force and timidation must cease, and if the convention insure that supremacy by peaceful ethods, he would, in case a negro was here- after killed in a political riot, regard himself nd every member of the convention as ac- essory to the murder. The speaker then made an elaborate consti- argument to prove that the plan he avored was republican in form. It will be that this plan divides the state nto thirteen gerrymandered election districts, ight of which will have white majorities, and hat 'these electors shall elect all state and ounty -officers, the state senate and attire alone to be elected by the people. Judge Morris, of Wayne, and Delegates of "Webster, Coffee, of Jefferson, and IcGhoe, of Franklin, also addressed the convention. Theie is no prospect of a vote on lie suffrage question before the latter part of next week.________ THE VIHGIKIA DEMOCRATS CAPTAIN B. B. TILLMAN. stmc agricultural depression ami do full and airople justice to tbe iarmera and laborers of our 3. We'demand the abolition o'f national banks and that legal tender treasury notes be issued in icu of national bank notes in sufficient volume o do the business of the country on a cash sys- tem, and that all money issued by the govern- nent shall bo legal tender in the payment of all debts both public and private. 4- We demand that couzress paas lows- aa thai! effectually prevent dealing in futures 01 au agricultural productions, prescribing such gent methods of procedure in trials as shall secure ronivt conviction. 6. We demand that congress, shall provide for ;ho taxation of incomes of aud the surplus oi corporations, thereoy equalizing the burdens of tho poorer classes. We demand that our state legislature shall abolish the board ot agriculture; that the prlvi- ejre tax on fertilizers, and everything apnertatn- ng to agriculture oriucuhan-ios, or industrial edu- cation, including agricultural stations, be placed n charge of the trustees of the Cleuison Agricul- tural college, and upon said trustees shall devolve ill duties now performed by the present board of apriculture, except the control of Btate phosphate .nterests. T. We demand that the South Carolina college at Columbia shall be liberally supported as a classical and literary department of the South Carolina university. 8. We demand that school districts in the various counties of the state shall be, as nearly as practicable, square, and of au area sufficient to illow one white and one colored free school, separ- ito and distinct, in each district; and that the school trustees he elected by the people. 9. TV e demand rigid economy In public expen- ditures the abolition of useless offices a reduc- tion of salaries and fees of all officers, state and county, to coniorrn to the increased purchasing power of money and decreased ability of the peo- ple to pay taxes, that public officers be paid in proportion to their labor and responsibility. 10. Wo demand that the railroad, commission shall be given all the power needed to protect the rights and interests of the people without injury to the railroads, and that the commissioners be elected by the people. We demand tbit there snail be a survey of tho state's phosphate beds, and their classiilcation into three grades, and that a commission, com- posed of the governor, comptroller general and attorney general, shall control anddircct the min- ing, under rigid rules, each river or phosphate district being leased at public auction for the term of three years.after the commission has fixed a minimum royalty according to tbe value, as shown by their survey. 12. We demand that a. constitutional convention be called to give ua an organic law, framed by our own people. We believe the present law to bo a btanding menace to our civilization and to our educational institutions, and that we cannot ob- tnin any great relief from our burdensome taxes till this IB done, and wo have lost faith in the 5oner to amend tha present constitution so thai -will answer the requirements. 13. We rely upon the sense of justice and en- lightened self-interest of our fellow-citizens to enforce these demands, and we call upon and in- vite every citizen who has the interest of his state at heart to assist us in enforcing these needed re- forms. We condemn any attempt, either by word deed or unholy alliance with tbe enemy, to dia- rupt tlio democratic party of tills state. White supremacy is tha bulwark of our civilization, ant can only be secured by democratic unity. WHAT THE KEWS AND COURIER SAYS. CHARLESTON, September of the result of the democratic state convention, in Colombia, The News and Courier says: Orfly those wbo are familiar with tbe inside his- tory of tbe recent campaign are awaro of theliart struggle and constant exercibe of patience ant vigilance that were necessary to avoid an open and permanent division of the party. Only tnosr were admitted to the counsels of the straight out democracy can understand the sacrifice o; personal preferences and of party pride that was made for the purpose of holding the part; together. But choosing to submit to wrong, rathe than to risk an injury to the state, they their rights and happily for the state aim for the party, the democracy oi South Carolina preserve an undived front. There is no appeal from the action ofthe democratic convention yesterday Captain Tillman is the duly accredited standard bearer of the party and he will bo the next gov ernor of Sonth Carolina. The News and Courier will watch hla publi career with interest, While censuring; him, where censure is just, and critizing his words and-acti where they deserve to be criticized, it will no withhold from him, and his works the approyfl they shall honestlj deserve. His official acts wil be squared by bis public promises, and bis admin istration will be judged by itself. Tno Newport Election. NEWPORT, B. I., September conn of ballots cast in yesterday's election was com pleted afc o'clock this morning. Thoma Coggeshall, republican, is elected mayor by 10 majority. The republicans also elected fiy out of six aldermen; ten out of fifteen council men and three out of foar school committee- men. There is no election for one counci Tlie Third Nomination. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., September third congressional republican con vention was held nere today. Congressman H. Clay Evans was nominated nnonimonsl for congress. This was followed by the sen: torial convention, which nominated J. H. Early, of South Pittsbnrg. The county legis- lative convention was also held. B. B. Thomas and J. B. Hawkins were nominated. TO EESTKICT KISGRO Over the Situation la tlie Con- gresslonal District. .IGHMOND, Va., September At the meeting here, today of the democratic tate and executive committees, called by Chairman Ellison for gen- ial conference, there were eight out ten congressional districts represented, fone of the Virginia congressmen were resent, and the only candidate in "WVA. Jones, of the' first district. Ee ofo ot what is agreed with tho district chairman that har- mony prevails, and the chances are good for electing the democratic nominee. In fact, he thinks there is no doubt whatever with a full rote. The reports from the third, fifth, sixth, jovonch, ninth and tenth districts were all encouraging, and the comn.itteomen express tho utmost confidence in the result. The second and fourth are lie only districts in which nominations lave not been made by the democrats, and the convention for the former meets at Suffolk on tho 24th, and for the latter at Petersburg a day or two later. There is some division in sentiment as to whether tlieio should be a nomination in tthe second. What will be done n the fourth depends largely upon the de- cision reached in the Langston-Veuablo coii- ;est. If the former is seated it is not believed that Mr. Yenable will run again, and there would hardly be any other nomination. Mr. Elhsou urgesupon the committee tho need of organization, and lie waa requested to address a circular to the county chairman 011 this subject and also to issue an address to tho peo- THE PARTIES COMBINE. EW YOEK, September committee five of the employes of the New York ontral railway, whet weut out on the strike, d on President Bepew at the Grand Cen- tal depot today. They were headed by ho in as Balloney, an old freight conductor ,d Gaffney, another striker, acted as spokes- an. The following conversation between, r. Depew and Mr. Gaffney followed: have come to talk over the rike on the New York Central road. am afraid there is nothing to talk jout. The strike is virtually over now. strike is not over, because the en, on the road, who are members of labor amzatlons have quit work and are now out. have chosen to resign tboir ositiong. Mr. "Webb, who was managing the jad in my absence, took new men in their aces when they quit work. His action has een sustained by the executive hoard of man- Cement of the road. The places of those men ave now been filled and the end of it. Mr. Gaffnoy then asked Mr. Depew to wait ntil the committee had discussed the matter nd said they would then return and make leir proposition to him. Mr. Depew replied: "There is no use in >aking false promises to you, There is noth- ng more to be done. I do not care to talk over ack numbers. You have chosen to resign your laces. Mr. Webb has filled them and I have othing more to say." The committee thenjleft the office. SOUTHAMPTON STRIKE- Tho Republicans, and Farmers' Alliance Como Together. RALEIGH, N. C., Always heretofore the North Carolina demo- crats and republicans have kept their party lines drawn with exceeding sharpness, par- ncularly in negro counties, but a step has now Deen taken which marks a new departure. This is a compromise made by the democrats and republicans in Halifax county, which is one oi tho chief negro counties. By the terms Df this there is to be only one set of candidates. The democrats are to nominate tlie sheriff and treasurer, the republicans, clerk, registrar of and coroner.the Farmers' Al- liance tho legislative candidataa. The Farm- ers' Alliance engineered this agreement. It is made to prevent an acrimonious debate. The result will be watched with interest. Neither of the three parties, if the alliance may be termed a party, binds its members to vote for tho candidates. The agreement is positive that there shall be only one ticket in the Held._______________ The Colored Alliance in Politics. ttABXESTONj S. C., September Afro-American Farmers' Alliance is following the footsteps of his white brother, and is going into politics. The first develop- ment of this occurred today, when the repub- lican convention split into two factions. One of these is pledged to nominate Dr. W. D. Crum, a rather intelligent colored man, for congress from the first district. The othei will nominate W. A. Grant, a rich colorec butcher, who is also president of the colored alliance, and has been measured up by the alliance yard stick, like his white brethren Ho favors the subtreasury and the force bill The democratic candidate is Colonel W. H Bradley, a. prominent criminal attorney, who beat H. A. Metz, the alliance candidate, in the recent democratic convention. Grant i; backed by Brayton, the state chairman, ant Charles Minart, a rich barkeeper, in this city He will get the colored alliance vote, he says, if he-has to ran as an independent. The Deadlock. Is On. COLUMBIA, Tenn., September The democratic convention for the seventl congressional district completed its organ! zation today by the adoption of the majority report on the committee on credentials. Thi report waa bitterly fought by the Whitthorne delegates, because in two districts in county their delegates received a majority o the votes cast, hut the report recouamendec that both the Whitthorne and Cox set o delegates be seated, and the adoption of thi report has had the effect of cementing th minority, and it is now doubtful if either Cox or Whitthorne will be nominated, aa a dead lock is on in full force. Xte Feeling; in South Carolina. SpABTANEtmo, S. C., September the news from the state conven tlou reached here, nothing but an expression of relief has been heard. The feeling ha remains were shipped to Fort Oeposit, at tho request of the family. Today Mrs. Bargainer, the mother of llinnio Bargainer, came to Montgomery and called on Chief of Polico Gerald and; created a sensation in police circles by declaring that the remains of tlie young woman shipped to- Fort Deposit were not those of her daughter. She said she had examined the body for a birth- mark, which she-failed to find, and that aha- did not recognize a single feature of the 'dead woman, and besides she was a great deal older than her daughter, who she declared positively was only fifteen years old, while tho deceased looked to bo at least twenty, if not older. Sher did not even recognize the purse of the de- ceased found in her bed. She, however, recog- nized the clothing found in the trunk left afi the Perry street private boarding house aa those of her daughter. Now the question is, was the woman found dead in her room at the Madison house tha same woman who left the Perry street private) boarding house mysteriously? If not, whore is Minnie Bargainerand who is tho woman found. dead The police are investigating. FIRST ELECTION. Suras and Otter Leaders Advise tlie Men to Keturn to Work. SOUTHAMPTON, September an inter- iew after the; conference one of the dock- men's leaders, named McCarthy, said that the act that the strike had been begun without he authority of the London executive, pre- luded the hope of success. The dockers had een warned against precipitate action, but aey chose to disregard that advice. Tho ex- cutive had telegraphed that no strike pay would be sent to the striking dockmen, and hat if they continued the strike they must ely upon local aid. McCarthy strongly con- .emned the Southampton union for acting gainst the advice of the executive. John Burna has arrived here from London with farther instructions from the executive cgarding the handling of tho strlice. The de- cision of the conference to resume work ia lercely opposed by a strong minority of the trikera, and the final decision has been post- poned until tomorrow. The concession means he rise of a penny an, hour. Tho question of mploying non-nnlon men is left open. The ock company has managed to have all por- table cargoes unloaded. Tins and other rork that was urgently necessary has been men whoin retained in The Gecmansteamer California, froui.JHam- rarg for New York, which put back here a veefc ago with three of hot propeller blades gone, completed her repairs today and pro- Deeded on her vojage. Troops are still in attendance at tlie docks, tut their services aie not needed. At a mass meeting of strikers tonight, Mc- Carthy and other speakers emphasized tho act that the men were now able to resume work without being subjected to any puuish- meiit, and that their return would not involve a loss of dignity or prestige on the part of tho inion. It would be an act of folly, tho peakera held, for the men to continue to .lirow themselves against cold steel. It was letter to lose a small battle now than a greater one hereafter. It is expected that tho intlu- mce of Burns will smooth away the irritation. ,hat still exists, and secure tho return of all ,he men. THE KIULING OF BAUKUNDIA. Both Parties Claim tbe Ara Slow In Coming In. CHKYENNE, "Wyoming, September The first state election in Wyoming came off today. Tho utmost enthusiasm waa shown by both political parties, but it is doubt- ful the vote will be large. The Australian ballot system was introduced the first time, and with the registration system. Until within a few days it was understood law contained a when throughi the absence or illness anybody failed to legiS- ter, they would be permitted to swear in thenr vote on election day. Although a clause to this effect passed both houses of the last legis- lature, and appears in both journals, for soma reason it fails to appear in the enrolled tlie law, or in tho printed copy. This omission disfranchised a very large number of voters. In 18S8 the total vote casfr was Carey, republican, for delegate int congress, received a majority of At this hour, 10 o'clock p. m., it is very difficult to tell much "about the resuit. Some of the precinctff arc over 150 miles from the county seat, and1 comparatively little can be heard from thorn. The "republicans claim the state by while tho democrats claim it by from "0 to This is on the govcruorbhip. The belief hers is that the republicans stand a better chance oC securing the legislative ticket than the gov- ernor. CHEATING Another COMPANIES. Found Tlie Captain of tlie Aeapulco Makes State- ment About the Affair. CITY OF MEXICO, via G-alveston, September to advices received here of the shooting of General Barrundia on board tho American steamship Aeapulco, at St. Jose do Guatemala, Captain Pitts, of the Aeapulco, ms made a declaration which the Guatemalan, claim completely justifies their ac- ion. Mr. Mizner, American minister, the authori- ses say was consulted as an act of courtesy only. The dispatch above mentioned further says that when Captain Toriello and Captain Pitts read to Barrundia the order for his do- ivery to the Guatemalan authorities. Bar- :undia asked permission to change his clothes, vhich was granted. Turning away, Barrundia suddenly grasped two revolvers and fired on Toriello, Pitts and the policemen, who in re- ;urn fired on Barrundia, killing him. Captain Pitts had taken, tho precaution of ordering tho passengers to withdraw, otherwise some of ihem would undoubtedly have been hurt by the bullets from Barrundia'a pistol. DEATH OF EDWASD DEGENEB.t n JEx-Conpressman, and a Life-Long Republican, SAN ANTONTO, Tox., September Degener, of this city, died at his home here this mornmg.atfer a lin- gering eighty-one years. Mr. Dege- ner was a republican, and n-as a member of the last constitutional convention of this state that evolved the constitution that is now in opera- tion, and ho was also for several terms a mem- ber of the house of representatives of the Texas legislature. Ho served as congressman of this congressional district froin 1870 to Ib72. Ho was prominent in municipal politics, and "was a very successful and extensive lumber mer- chant. He was a union man during tho war, and one of his sons was killed in the massacre at Korrville, this state. He leaves a wife and two children. Bloody Scenes on a Train. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., September terrible fight with pistols and knives occurred on gthe incoming Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis train tonight. When the train passed Tullahoma a drunken crowd of men, who had been attending the confederate re-union at Tullahoma, boarded it. A row occurred, and shots were fired. Charles A-nderson, son oE a wealthy farmer of Anderson station, was cut six times, and will probably die. A citizen of Tracy City was shot badly in the head and a resident of Tullahoma was badly cut in tbe forehead. It is not known, who slabbed Anderspn. The Sun's Cotton Review. NEW YOMIE, September opened at Ito 2 points advance, closing steady, at 4toG points advance from yesterday's closing prices. Tne market played a came at cross purposes with Liverpool. That market reported a sfearp decline, and we responded with a considerable advance. "Wen, our hoys rather oversold themselves yester- day. Then they hid studied over night the dark side of the bureau report, and when it was seen, on the first .call, that our market was steadier, brisk buyinff to cover contracts became the rule. But at3 to 5 points advance the market relapsed Into dullness, and it was not until toward the titose, when higher spot quotations were an. notmced, that some further advance was made, and thio appeared to be purely manipulations. The crop given yesterday were from an ad- vance sheet of The Financial Chronicle, Spot cotton i-lG cent acarcc. Corpse Trust Case Charleston. CHAHI-ESTON, S. C., September corpse trust case, similar ta that of tha celebrated Bond case was brought to-light here today in arroot; of Max. Gen- horn, an exigent of the Homo Friendly suratice Society, of Baltimore. Gellhorn waa discharged from the Homo Friendly, aud took the agency of the Globe, of Baltimore. Re- cently suspicion was attached to Gelhorn. of irregularities whilo ho was vvith tho Home Friendly Society. Mr. B. L. Talley, tho vice president of tho society, came to the city to work the matter up. He soon found that'the suspicions vcie correct, and that Gollhoru had been guilty of some serious crimes. Gcllhorn, as the agent of the Homo Friendly Company, had deliberately cheated and defrauded tho company by means of fraudulent claims and forced medical certificates. He had collected, quite an amount of money. Charlotte A. had been reported dead, and money collected on her policy by this man. Mr. Tal- ley investigated this case, and found that Charlotte was a corpse, she wasa mighty lively one. Several other alleged corpses ere un- earthed. Gellhorn had, by forgeries, mado the company believe that he was the relative of these parties as far as collecting their in- surance was concerned. Tho amount thus collected is not known. Gellhorn was before a justice today, and agreed to refund the stolen money and leavt tlie city. HE THE X2OCTOR In Dispnte About the Payment of a Bill. ASHEVILLK, N.C., September James E. Eogers was fatally shot by T. Boyd, near Alexander's, in this county, lost night. Dr. Rogers receded three balls in his head, and died in minutes. The cause of the shooting a dispute about the payment an account duo Rogers by Boyd. Boyd wasr brought to this city this morning and commit- ted to jail. He asserts that tho shooting waa done in self-defense. THE POSTMASTKK SKIPS Because He Waa Caugbt Up With, in Some of His Transactions. N. C., September This afternoon a warrant was issued here by United States Commissioner Purnell for "W. W. Sellers, postmaster at Lebanon, Columbus! countv. The charges against Sellers are em- bezzlement and returns of cancellation of stamps, And he is behind most of which; ho stole from, tho postal fund, and from the> proceeds of tho sale of stamps. Tho warrant was issued upon the-application of Postofiice> Inspector J. S. Daniels. -There are good, reasons for believine that Sellers, who has fled the state, is now in Texaa._____ TO Tlie Mangled Body of the ITatfier of Five Children found. OrEtiKA, Ala., September 11. [Special.] This morning, about light, the body of Mr, John A. Mooney, a white mechanic, who lives in this city, was found in a cut on the Savan- nah and Western railroad near Trommell's? mill, with both legs cut oft above tho knees and his head terribly mangled. He was lying on the back and was run over by tho passenger train from Birmingham. Ho was a hard work- ing man, and leaves a wife and five little chil- dren. It is supposed that he was drinking, as he was a man ol intemperate habits. tbe Gamblers. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., September 11. [Spe- cjaj.] The police have inaugurated a war of extorminaL'on against gambling and Sunday liquor selling. A possd of police, lead by a reporter on The Times, raided a gambling house last night, and eleven white men wero captured. Two other raids were made tonight, and over thirty prominent men taken. The orders are that garabUngmustabsolutelyccase, and already the tin-horn gamblers arc fleeing precipitately from the city. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. The floods in Austria arc Increasing. Tuo island of Margaretheii is Inundated. Pinkerton detectives yesterday arrested, in TJtiea, S. V., Cam add Bneil, whoaro wanted for wrecking a train near Albany. Much, discontent lias been causedin Spain by tea covernment's attitude toward the press and municipal councils andother local bodies. Gironuo (Trance) council general has sent i resolution to the tae re- eal of tlie law prohibiting, iorUtoca o
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