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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               r ATL STITXJ VOL. XXII ATLANTA, GA., THUESDAY, MOBNING, SEPTEMBER 18, PAGES. PRICE JFJiVE CENTS. 4JOTHEB BAIL LINE VAX CONNECT ATI, AX T A WITS JB. J.yj> O. SYSTEM. 3VELOPMENTS CLOSELY WATCHED. rhe Sale of the Shenandoah Valley BaUroad likely to Lend to Important Results the B. and O. Lost. M3., September 17 [3pe- jal Discussion incident to the approach- Intr'sale of tbe Shenandoah Valley rail- id at Boanoke, on the 30th instant, to a marked degree, Baltimore's -sire to establish a ronte to Atlanta and ,be south, by way of the Baltimore and )hio. THE SUN SPEAKS. TIxe Sun, in its leading editorial today, a striking fact th.it the city of Baltl- iorc wblch, before the period of railways, iad the tr.ide of the valley oi v-irginia all the way through to Bristol, and to the country south and nest ot that point, yvr after 'fifty years of railroad building, IB W without a railroad line through that mag- ijacent and rapidly developine region. Not that Baltimore has not endeavored, as a mu- nicipality and through the efforts of ita in- Jindnal mtizcns, to remedy this deficiency. 2n: mill .on dollars advanced by the city to the valley branch of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, to aid In the construction of a road throng the valley, to Salem. Va., is proof of Its active interest m the matter, and when tio cbaiico to acquire control the Atlanta and Charlotte passed by tfao salfc of the control the Virginia Midland, was effected, the Baltimore public taw that an awful blunder act been narfe. Imt the shock the incident ga.76 th3 community was jnitigated by the Ly that the surrender of that Une implied a i u -pose on tlie part of the Baltimore and Ohio to push southward Its Irae !iy way the vaUey of Virginia. Southern traflic was recognized as greater in -volume, it-ore steady and more profitable than the western, Orvided as the latter was between numerous wealthy and powerful competitors. Of course, everybody s.ud when the Piedmont route was over 10 the Richmond and Danville, of course the valley road will now ft on via. S.vleui to Atlanta, but this j been dnue. Baltimore's trust and the -altimora and Ohio's interest ?n the comple- in of the valley road were dismissed-, -it ap- irb r in the mind of the Baltimore and 10 iiiana.it inent. not, however, with iimrj. The Baltimore and Ohio seen the territory reserved for m the valley and southward invaded BUC- ces3ivel> th.3 Shenand'oali Valley and the Richmo.' 1 and and" now the Roan- cite and Southern is being built, which will make an admirable alley tor any road tenninat- z at moke or Salem. Traffic that could have I a in -.-le by suitable branch lines to swell the of the Baltiiuore and Ohio, has _now i _a n-revocj.'bly to roads neglect, at t, i arlly canted to be built. Had a tithe f the money expended in other directions to retain and enlarge southern busmes-, the Baltimore and Ohio would now te drawing -wealth for itaelf and this city, to it mies BO much, from an ample and grow ing through trade, to eay nothing of tna profitable local trade of Tdlay. TVATTJIEI} AT OTHKB POINTS. The d.spoaal of the road matched with considerable Alexandria Gazette says j It Is pmately reported in railroad circles In tLi3 city that tbe Richmond and Danville Rail- road Company has completed arrangements for tlie puruha-'e oi tbe bhenandoah Valley railroad, whicli road is to bo sold at public auction at Soannke, on the 30th instant. The ShCnandoah Valley road runs from Hagerstown, Md., to Joanoke, Va., a distance of 239 miles, is to .a sola under a deed of trust held by the Fidelity Insurance, Trust and Safe Deposit Company of liilacielplna, and otbers. It has, heretofore, teen generally understood that the Shenandoah .alley road would be purchased either by the Norfolk and Western or the Chesapeake and Ohio, but to secure control of the valley trade to n, ike southwest councctions, it is said th3 li-chraond and Danville people have ieteruimcd to secure the road, and have made the neces ary arrangements for so doing. illPOKTAST TOR 1HK M V8.1ETTA. AN ID SOUTH GEORGIA. In tins connection the purchase of the Shenandoah Valley by the Baltimore and Ohio would at ouce bring the Mari- etta and North Georgia- to the iront and Atlanta another throach to the east and west. The Marietta and nortU C.eorgta, as soon as the Atlanta extension from Marietta is made, "will be operated as a through lino from Atlanta to The Kmxcrille and Cumberland Gap, under virtually the samo control, extends the connection to Middles- fcoroagh. Bristol will be reached in a few months by an extension from the Knox- I ville and Cumberland Gap, "which work is indor contract. "Witk tho Baltimore and Ohio or any of tie eastern systems now tapping the Shen- rtriooh Valley, in control of it, only an connection bet-ween Bristol and kc would remain to make another system between the south and east. THE the being interest. The "esldent Palmer Names the JEsecatlve Committee. ICAGO, September world's fair ission met this morning, an'd President r announced his selection of an execu- ommittee. This committee will name actor general, and by virtue of p  Failure of a Largo Firm Brokers In September Gardner Chase Co., bankers and brokers, at 148 Devonshire street, in the Equitable building, have failed. Tho rirm has assigned to James L. Phelps, general manager of the National .Life Insur- ance Company, 139 Devonshire street. Tlie irm is Boston correspondent of S. V. "White Co., of New York. The members are K. 3ardner Chase and Charles E. Legg, of Jhelsea. It is stated that lately they lave been doing a large business in west- ern railway stock, and 011 the slreot the general cause given for the failure is that they vere caught short of tlie market. Assignee immediately took charge ol their af- fairs. He says that tho liabilities are likely to amount to and may go over tbat. What tbere Is m the way of can only bo determined by an examination. He declines .o make a further statement at present. George i. Chase, son ot the senior member of the louse, and chief clerk, said this afternoon: "The trouble is due wholly to tight money. 'alls upon ua have been greater than e could vithstand. Our col laterals shrank in value leyond all expectation, and much as we en- le.ivored to avert a suspension, wo have been orced to it. No outside transaction or specu- ations has led to this trouble. It is tight money and nothing else. CANADIAN ANNEXATION. The Quebec JTelegrapli Says "We "Will Surely Absorb tho Dominion. OTTAWA, September Sol White, >f "Windsor, has on more than one occasion luhlicly announced himself as aimexationist, and several newspapers, of the independent aress have hinted at it as among the poaaibil- aes, but it remained for Tbe Quebec Telegraph to be the first govern- ment organ to come out squarely >n the annexation ticket and tell the people of he Dominion tbat the welfare of Canada de- )ends upon a political alliance with tho United btatos. Tho Telegraph has opened tho ball vith a startling editorial in its Saturday issue n favor of annotation. The Telegraph is not only a supporter of Sir John MacDonald's gov- ernment, bnt receives a largo share of patron- age from tho Dorn i ni on ireaan ry, an d the stand it has taken is all the more significant. was never so much surprised in my remarked a leading politician today, "as when read the Telegraph's editorial under the heading of 'Annexation Hipening.' It clearly >oints to the critical state of affairs within tbe >orders of the dominion and tbe rapid head- way the movement in favor of annexation with the Umted States is making. Cana- dians are tiring of conducting their busi- ness and public affairs on sentimental princi- tles, and are now beginning to realize tlipt ;heir future prosperity depends upon a politi- cal union with the United States." Members of the cabinet refuse to say any- thing about The Telegraph's editorial beyond ridiculing it as "one man's opinion." Portusuese Carrying on tne Slave Trade in South Africa. CAPE TOWN, September excite- ment has been caused here by the arrival of a Portuguese steamer loaded with kidnapped natives from Mozambique en route to the west coast. A tribunal here decided that it was un- able to interfere with the steamer, but four- n natives who, after a desperate attempt, succeeded in escaping from tbe steamer, weru declared free, and the tribunal refused to assist .11 recapturing them. The government re- ferred tbe matter to tlie government at Lon- don. In tho proceeded. Tlie Slave Trade Increasing. ZANZIBAR, September slavery proc- lamation TV as signed by the German command- ers, of the respective states. Brokers' houses are now full of slaves, having been established under German license. Permits to recover runaways will lead to much kidnaping of free Datives. The news of tbe proclamation has spread over the whole coast, and traffic has 10- vived to an extent unknown in thirty years. MEETING OF THE EIVtPERORS. They Repeatedly Embraced and. Ivissed Eacli Other. HOHNSTOCK, September Will- iam received Emperor Francis Joseph at the depot here this afternoon. The two emperors repeatedly embraced and kissed each other. Count Kalnoky was cordially gieeted by Chan- cellor von Caprivi. The emperors, escorted by a guard of honor, drove to the castle, Count Ka.noky and Chancellor von Caprivi follow- ing. Deputations from veteran and other associ.itiansl lined the route, and great enthu- siasm prevailed.__________ Laoor Troubles in New Soatli "Wales. SYDKKT, N. S. W., September plovers are willing to consent to a conference if assurred that the men abide by the decision. Several strikers, guilty of moleating workmen, have been fined and imprisoned. Troops are confined to their barracks, the authorities fearing that disorders will arise on the expiration of the truce, when the labor leaders declare that men will respond to the call for a strike._____ Communication LA LIBKRTAD, via Galycdton, September 17.__Telegraphic communication with Guate- mala and Honduras has been restored via the Central and South American Telegraph Com- pany's cables. The governments are now ad- Tustinc telegraph accounts, audit is expected that, after tomorrow messages will be accepted and forwarded, without delay. The Revolution in Switzerland. EBRNE, September people of Bespini, ILocarno and Porticcio have enthu- siastically determined to reinstate the govern- ment. Trouble is expected. It is reported that a fight has occurred between the infantry and people at Mendrisio, and that a soldier was killed. __________. Buenos Ayres' Cabinet. BUENOS AYEES, September follow- in0'cabinet appointees are announced: Min- ister of finance. Senator Cane; minister of the interior. Senor Penaco; minister of public works, Senor Huego. Dr. Placa is about to start for London to arrange a loan to pay oft the public indebtedness coining due. The Sing Accepted Tliera. LISBON, September king has ac- cepted the resignation of the whole cabinet. He will confer tomorrow with the guests of the chambers and -leading statesmen. It is expected Seuhon Zerpa Pisnental will remain premier and will assume the foreign portfolio. The Elections in Brazil. Bio JASBIBO, September an- nouncement is made that elections are fin- ished and that the majority secured by the Government proves conclusively that the peo- ple are in favor of the maintenance of republi- can institutions. _J_________ The Cholera In "Moaaowah. BOMB, September sanitary commis- sion has started for Massowah, where deaths from cholera average daily, are affected. Strict measures for the isolatu ol -natives have Taeen adopted. The Taurus Safe in Port. CONSTANTINOPLE, September Atis- triafi. war ship Taurus which was reported to have foundered in tha Black sea yesterday, arrived here today. Her boilers axe damaged. COUNTING A QUORUM. JtEED CO UAYffIfG HERS WHO WER13 XOT VRESENX. THE VENABLE LANGSTON CASE Gives Rise to Lively Case oS The Ohio, Democrats Tax BUI. September Speaker Reed gave it out last sight that he would never sign the river and harbor hill, which had passed both, houses.and was laying on his table for his signature before.goingto the president, until the democrats allowed tho louso to take up the contested election case of Venable vs. Laugston. This liad the effect of scaring the democrats, vho were interested in the" river and harbor nil, and when tho election case was called np this morning, notwithstanding the fact tbat the domocials were ordered out by the leaders, ;he Texas members and a few others retained ;lieir to be counted to make a quorum, n order that Reed would sign the river and mrbor bill. Even with theso men in their seats, lowever, there was not a quorum voting, and was, for the time, iii a quandary. How- e-ver, an idea struck him, and before announc- ng the vote, he sent pages in the; building to hid out and report what democrats were in the building. The pages reported a dozen or more, who were hid outside- Iteod counted announced a quorum present, and the contested cose was laid before -the house. The democrats, who remained in tho house to do l juard duty, objected, but it was of no use. Reed would not even listen to them. j Judge Cnsp, who was down in the restau- i rant, was counted as present in the house, and Mie story goes that Major Barnes, who was >ut in the library, reading the 'Rise and Fall of the Subtreasury was counted as two. Judge Culberson ays a page saw a track in the statuary hall, and reported it to Reed, with the statement i that it measured thirteen inches. "That's Buck said Beed, and mmediately ho 9wa3 counted aa present. However, the contested case was taken up and debated the entire evening. The debate ill go on until 2 o'clock tomorrow, when the previous question will be ordered. Then the iemocrats will walk out again, and this time will hide where they cannot be found, even by he pages. The Texas man will go, too, for Beed iigned the river and harbor bill this afternoon, however, the case is hopeless now, but t might be delayed by filibustering the part of the democrats. Mr. Venable is certain to be unseated, nngro Langstoii will be sworn in and ibout of salary the first day. With :his he will return to Virginia and make a canvass for election to the next house. Lang- ston will make the second .negro member of tho house, and if Colonel Elliott, of South Car- olina, is, unseated, and tho negro contestant, Miller, given the seat, there will be three negroes on. the republican .sixle...____ _; The Ohio democrats here are not at all an- noyed about the Boothman resolution to set aside the act of the legislative and iave the congressional elections in the old district. They Bay it is mpossiblo for the republicans to got a quorum of their own men here now, and w ithoufi that .he democrats can prevent its passage. Unless a quorum of republicans can be secured, the chances are Heed not have the house con- sider it, however much he ors such action. THE D1B.KTT T VX A resolution was introduced in the house to- y, providing that the direct tax bill shall be taken up and considered by the house next week. This is the bill which was passed after such a long fight in tho fiftieth congress, and which was vetoed by >lr. Cleveland tho day before ho retired from the white house. It re- funds some of land taxes collected from the states during the war. Georgia will, however, get only about in the event of its passage. The bill is, however, consid- ered unconstitutional by the best lawyers in the house, aiiil the democrats will oppose it. It has already passed the senate this session. THE KENNEDY SPEECH. The house judiciary committee considered the Kennedy speech this morning, and pre- pared a report to the house striking out that part which reflects upon Senator Quay and the senate as a body. The resolution reported niso states that the house condemns the speech as printed in the Record. Kennedy made a talk before the committee in which he argued that there was nothing unparliamentary in the speech, as no names were mentioned, and as nothing more had been said about the senate than had been said hundreds of times before on the floor of the Ijouse. The report of the committee will be taken up and acted upon by the house, as soon as the Venable-Laiigatou contested election case is disposed of. It should come up tomorrow, biit the chances are that it will be delayed until Friday. Then, however, Kennedy have an opportunity to create the sensa- tion, which he has prepared to spring when the resolution comes before the house formally for discussion. Kennedy says his speech then will be warmer for some parties than the original. However, that remains to be seen. Reed is coaching him, and the speaker is anxious to have Quay forced from the chair- manship of the national committee. IS EXECUTIVE SESSION. The senate was in executive session today, bnt on account of the absence of a quorum, Denning was not confirmed as postmaster at Augusta. The confirmation will probably he made tomorrow. -Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Homphill, of Atlanta, and Miss Bun, of Macon, are here on a pleas- are trip. Colonel L- T. Garrard, of Columbus, and Mr J. H. Hull, of Maeou, are also here. E. W. B. INVESTIGATION. Fleming on the "Witness He Snows About tlie Scandal. "WASHINGTON, September commit- tee investigating the charges against Pension Commissioner Ranm heard the last of the wit- nesses today and Chairman Morrill announced the cose closed. George B, Fleming was the first and principal witness today. When he was called to the stand, both sides disclaimed having him, and there was a little hitch about his examination, but finally Mr. Cooper consented to examine him at the re- quest of the committee. Fleming and Butler Fitch had been Mr. Cooper's original inform- ants in the matter. Fleming had brought Fitch and Cooper together! The resolution of inquiry had been prepared. Witness had assured Cooper that the charges could lie proved, he had nol mentioned Fitch's name. "Witness had written the articles on the subject which ap- peared in The Indianopotia Sentinel, and had supplied the information about the matter to t The Sfc. Ixmia Kepublic. Six or seven gooo men besides Fitch had supplied the witness with the information about the refrigerator company. Four of them were pension: office employes. The commissioner Bought to get theit namOBp dtt Cooper and- Lewis protested against thtv question, the former saying that the evident purpose was "to -get even" with the em- ployes. The commissioner replied that he desired to ring those men before the committee. Mr. 3ooper said that the nien'had said that Brad- Tey Tanner was a stockholder and that was aow proven, ,u Thri Purchase of Bonds. "WASHINGTON, September reply to :he 'circular of the treasury department of Saturday, September 13th, invitinE proposals tor the sale of foor per cent bonds at noon today, the treasury department re- ceived offers agprregatine about of which were purchased at prices varyjwg from to the bulk of them above A number of offers wore made 'at iricfls below tlie highest prico paid, but they wereTejected because they were received after noon. Secretary Windom, at Williamstown, Mass., tvas 5n direct communication by wire with Acting- Secretary Eatcheller and Assistant Secretary Nettleton while the offers ivero being received and acted on. An official of the treasury deportment this afternoon called attention to the fact that, including the purchase of bonds today) the- disbursements by the treasury in thirty-two days had exceeded the receipts by The Bill Etas Been Binned. WASHINGTON, September Speaker las at last signed the river and harbor bill appropriation and announcement will be made to the house at the opportunity. Che Aext step in ordor will be to secure the ignatnro of the presiding officer of the senate, tnd the bill will then go to the president for ipproytU. A TTABJffi CIIKKT5NG AWAITS HIM Charles Manly Easuee selected Grand Sire of the Odd Fellows. BAXSIGH, N. C., September 17. Telegrams were received hero today announc- the election, of Charles Manly Bnsbee, of taleigh, as grand sire of the sovereign gjand pdge of Odd Fellows, which gave great satisfac- ionto tbe members of theorder. Mr. Bnsbee is of a distinguished family. He was born in Baleigh in 1848. He is a son of Perrin Busbee, a leading lawyer of this city, who died yonng, grandson of Attorney General James IT. Taylor. When only seventeen years of age he enlisted in the confederate army and after capture by the federal troops was imprisoned at Fort Delaware. He was also imprisoned at Morris island.near Charleston He was after the war register of deeds of this county, and later regan the prae'tico of law, in which he has loen very successful. He served in hoth irancb.es of the legislature, and was one of the democratic leaders in each branch. He is a man of fine presence and graceful address, and ias singular fluency ana force as a speaker. Tor twenty years ho has been a leading Odd Follow here, and has served as grandmaster tthat order in tlie state. Two years ago he vas at Iios Angeles, Col., elected deputy grand ire, and his further promotion was expected. He will return to Baleigh in a fortnight, and on the 50th instant a banquet will ho tendered him by the "Odd Fellows and citizens gener- ally, It will be the handsomest reception given here since that to General Lafayette in 1825, f TEN COUKTSETJUP. -3. Offer In Karaest. oMica's POINT, September of the shortest courtships and marriages on record in ;his county occurred here yesterday afternoon. Vliss Annie Bisley, of Atlantic City, a young, rosy-cheeked, vivacious blonde, aged twenty- seven, was invited here to a dinner party by Mrs. George Anderson. After her arrival at icon, and before dinner, her hostess and her- self called upon Mr. Amos Lewis, a wealthy widower, aged fifty-eight. The young lady Lewis, apparently mutually pleased, entered into conversation. ho shortly stating that he greatly desired the service') of a housekeeper. She inquired, .aughingly. "Wouldn't I Ho replied, rather, but not without accepting the more exalted position as my imme- diately pressing his suit and urging an answer. A few moments sufficed. Tho lady's reply was an acceptance within ten minutes of their meeting. At lug urgent request the marriage was solemnized by Kev. hours thereafter. The happy couple enjoyed, with a few friends, a supper at Mrs. Anderson's. The occurrence has caused considerable in- terest. A WARM RECEPTION. A Shotgun Instead of a Blessing from the Old Man. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., September few days ago, a young man at Lock- hart eloped with jHiss Jennie Chamberlain, the pietty daughter of a prominent merchant of this place, and married her against her father's wish. Today, Way and his wife re- turned to get a valise, but the father stood guard with a shotgun. Seeing the gun, Way opened fire upon his father-in-law with a re- volver, firing six shots at him, one shot in- flicting a slight wound. The father-in-law promptly returned the token of parental affec- tion with a volley from his gun, followed by another until both parties had exhausted their supply of ammunition. Neither of them were badly hurt. Both were arrested and placed under heavy bonds. _______ WIFE AND WIDOW IX TWO WEEKS- A Former Belle of St. E.oniB About to Join a Religions Order. ST. Louis, September Mary Smith, the daughter of Mr. Lambert Walter, a wealthy St. Louisan, until a year ago was one of the leaders of society in this city. She is now ou a term of probation in the religions or- der of the sisters of St. Francis at Oldenberg, Iiid., and will take the veil on tlie 4th next mouth. A year ago she was married to Charles Smith, a young man who was already then within the shadow of death, being ill of an incurable disease. The marriage was solemnized at the home of the groom, who was confined to his bed. Two weeks after Miss Walter was made a wife she was a widow. She decided to enter seclusion, and eight months later became a novice for the habit which will soon be invested with. She is twenty-three years of1 age, and a brunette of much beauty and talent. HE WANTS HIS CHILD. Itlcfaard H. Ivy Sties Ont a Writ of Habeas Corpus. Va., September Kichard H. Ivy, a young clerk in the Southern express office here, sued out a writ of habeas corpus this afternoon against his wife, who has been separated from him for two years. The object of the proceeding, which was brought before Judge Wellford, is to recover the cus- tody of their only child, a boy about three and a old, Mrs. Ivyr who is quite young, and represented a very attractive lady, is o daughter of a reputable contractor, and has lived with her father since she left the home of her husband. Ivy charges desertion, and counsel for the lady, who is herself out of the city, alleges that ahe was ordered from his home. Ivy sued for a divorce some time ago, which tlie late Fitzhugh declined to grant. _______ Strode Ity a Train and Killed. LANCASTER, Pa., September after- noon a young man attempted to hoard an east- oound freight train, on the Pennsylvania rail- road, near Conestoga bridge. A fast line was combig along on the other track and whistled for him get out of the way, but he became confuse and stepped in front the engine and wa-; struck by it. Both legs -were broken, and Ins slEoil crushed. He wap instantly A card in his pocketiiore the name of Anthony Eyan, Ga. DECEITFUL MORMONS. THEY TO COXFOJ13I TO THE EOT STILL CARRV OUT THEIR FAITH Report ot the Commission Which Shows That the Disfranchised Polygomista Are Given Caorcli Ofilces, LAKE CITY, September Utah commission has forwarded to the secre- tary of the interior a lengthy report of its op- erations and proceedings for the year ending September 1st, 1890. The principal feature of the report is a recommendation of future legis- lation in snpport of existing laws. After reviewing the elections held in Utah since their last report, tbe commissioners say: Dur- ing tho year there have been frequent expres- sions cf hope that the church would, in some authoritative and explicit manner, declare in favor of the abandonment of polygamy, or a plnral marriage, as one of tho saving doctrines or the teachings of the church, but no such declaration has been made. There is little reason for doubting. So complete is the con- trol of the chlirch over its peoplfc that if such declaration were made by those in authority it would be accepted and followed by a large majority of the membership of the so-called "Mormon and a settlement of the much discussed "Mormon question" would Boon be reached. On the contrary, in all teachings in the tab- ernacle aud church organs, every effort of the government to suppress this crime is still de- nominated as persecution, and those charged with ferreting out and prosecuting tho guilty ire denominated as persecutors of the saints. The church seems to grow more nnited from day to day under these teachings. At .1 general conference of the church, held at SalJ Lake City in April lost, Wilford Wood- ruff, a disfranchised polygamist, was chosen "prophet, and revelator and president of the Chiirch of Jeans Christ of Latter Day Saints in all the first time since the death of John Taylor, in 1887, that that office has been filled. At the same time George Q. Cannon was chosen as "first counsellor in the first presi- and Lorenzo Snow as "president of the twelve all of them being dis- franchised polygamists. The "council of the twelve apostles" was completed by filling all vacancies. A large portion of the twelve apostles and high dignitaries of the church are polygamists, and all are reputed to be open aelievers in the doctrine. Indeed, it is oe- lieved that no one can be promoted to office in ;he church unless he professes belief in it as a fundamental doctrine. It is the opinion of the committee that nothingbnt thewholesomefear of the penalties of the law leads them to even make a pretense sf obedience to it, and then there has never seen any change in the gospel ordinances. In conclusion, tho cooiinission repeats what it said in its last in this matter government and congress should take no back- [yard or even wavering step, but should con- tinue the active and vigorous enforcement of laws, and improvement of them by tho amend- ment of such as would make them more effective, and by enacting such other laws as experience may show to he wise and more efficacious to accomplish the desired end. A Nefirro IB Shot and Killed by a White Man. EMBERTON, Ga., September A negro man named Hannibal Allen, working on the Georgia, Carolina and Northern rail- road, was shot and killed today by Mr. A. G. Webb, near Elberton. The difficulty grew out of the negro taking a melon from Webb's field. Tbe coroner re- turned a verdict of voluntary manslaughter. Webb has not been arrested. Incendiarism In Harrison.ljnrjj. HAEKISONBDKG, Va., September ;his morning the handsome rosidenco of J M. Sent was fired in several places and burned to ;he ground. Mr. Kent's former home rarned in March last, and other fires, idently he work of incendiaries, have caused alarm. Chore is talk of forming a vigilance com- mittee. Sopson Has Keen Caught. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., September May, alias Will Hopson, colored, 7as arrested here today for the murder of E. iV. Hargis, white, at Kingston, Ga., in August, .889. The prisoner confessed the crime, and will re turn a requisition. ONE MAN KULILEO The Solicitor Asfcs for the Discharge of the Jury. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., September was a sensation in the crimiBal court today, caused by the discharge of the en- tire venire of jurors empaneled for the week. Yesterday, Charles Sample, colored, was tried for the murder of A. C. Walker. Seven wit- nesses testified that Sample shot Walker five times while the latter was asleep, and tho de- fense offered no testimony, except Sample's himself, who stated that Walker tried to draw a pistol 011 him. On this evidence the jury re- turned a verdict of not guilty, greatly to the surprise of even the defendant himself. When court mot this morning, Solicitor Hawkins arose and stated that several impor- tant capital cases were set for trial this week, and after the verdict of yesterday he did not care to trust the present jurors, and asked that they be all discharged. Judge Greene granted the motion, and dis- charged all the jurors. The discharged jurofs held a meeting and issued a card, stating that the state did not prove by a physician that the bullet wounds caused Walker's death. They say they had a doubt of Sample's guilt, and gave him the benefit of_it._____ DEED OF A DEMON. A Woman Assaulted and soine the Fiend. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. September James Whitly, wife of a highly respected and prominent farmer living north of here, was brutally outraged and murdered three miles from this city yesterday-morning. During tho absence of her husband, who is a road overseer, and was repairing a bridge, she went to a cotton patch alone, and she must have been there an hour when assaulted and murdered with a flint rock, which was used to crush her skull. There were evidences of a terrible struggle, the cotton plants being broken and mashed down and the ground torn up over an area of over 100 square feet. Her husband, returning home, missed his wife and went to look for her, and discovered her life- less form about 2 o'clock. Officers were soon scouring the neighborhood, and all night last night were busy searching the cabins of the plantations adjoining the Whitly farm. This morning they arrested a mulatto suspected of knowing who committed the crime and lodged him in jail to await further developments. If the guilty wretch is caught he will be lynched. A MOVING TRAIN FIRED ON, And a Traveling Man Comes Near Meeting His End. MONTGOMERY, Ala., September incoming passenger train from Macon on the Georgia Central was fired into by some miscreant near FItzpatricfc's station, about fifteen miles south of Montgomery, last night. The ball passed through the window of tbe passenger coach, breaking the glass and passing near the face of B. W. singer, a traveling man of Columbus, Ga., who felt the force ol the breeze. Particles of glass were afterwards picked out of his ear by the other passengers._____ _____ HE KKXED HIS DAUGHTER And Shot a Neighbor 3For Interfering: With, the Tragedy. PORTSMOUTH, ET. H., September H. J. Hein, aged forty-five, a cooper, had a family of three daughters, the eldest, Carrie, aged fifteen, keeping house for him. Several months ago his wife left him, and it is re- ported that she had been unfaithful, and re- ported the girl Carrie as wayward. Hein's troubles preyed on his mind until he resolveo to end them, andtonotonlyremovethe partial cause of his misfortune, hut also, from tempta- three female membersof his household. So about o'clock tonight he shot and killec two ot his daughters, shot three times anc probably fatally wounded his third daughter fired two shots into the hack of Charles W Taylor, a hardware merchant, just as the lat- ter was entering his distance from then shot and killed him self. Taylor is still alive, bat is very low; He stated he does not know what prompted Hein to shoot him. STEALINO A MKI.ON. And Another Seriously Hurt by a Explosion CHARLOTTE, N. September 17. [Spe- cial.] A deplorable accident occurred at tho ginhouse and sawmill of Mr. Hugh Boyce, at Sardis church, in Sharon township, this morning. The boiler exploded and Will 3oyce, a son of Mr. Hugh Boyce, was in- stantly killed. Three men wore badly hurfc, and the engine house was shattered to atoms. :t was a terrific explosion. The rent in the >oiler was made just over the firebox, in front of the dome. The boiler shot from its base ike a rocket, went about thirty feet in the air and struck the ground seven ty-fi ve feeC distant. The dome went in an opposite di- rection, its flight covering about the same distance. The engine house was completely torn away, scarcely one timber being left upon another. The unfortunate young man who was attending the engine was blown twenty iet. All his clothing was torn off >y the force of the explosion and hoth his legs were There was a gacing n hia side jmade by a piece of flying metal, all about hjsjiead and body were wounds and scalds. He was picked np dead. His death. must have been instantaneous. Of the other men in the vicinity at the time, Mr. Dock Alexander was badlyecalded, and Dick Harris and Lew Bowden were painfully hurt by rlying iimber.3 That either one them escaped be- ing killed is considered miraculons. News of the accident was iirat troughtto the city Kelly Reid. Tlie csuse of tho explosion is not definitely known, but it is bc- ieved to have been due to some defect in the toiler, which had been in long service. Mr. Wjjl Boyce and his father were in the city tiis twenty-first year, and" wa? a "mbstTptomTs- ing young man, well known throughout the city and county. _ THE BltOKE- And a Very Bad Wreck Was tho Result. Fifteen Passengers Injured. NEW OELHAXS, September Timns- Democrat's Arkansas City special sajs: A bad -wreck occuried on tbe Warren branch of tho 3t. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern rail- road, five miles west of Collins, It oc- to an east-hound train, consisting ot several freight cars, and mail car, one passenger coach, about e jeing aboard. The engine in passing :ui a Areak. rail broke it. The freight nassed over without displacing tho rail, but tho bag- gage car and passenger coach jumped tho track, rolled down an embankment and were oadly wrecked. Fifteen of tlie passenger-, sus- tained injuries more or less serious, but no- body was killed and none of the wounded are likely to die. TKK ALLIANCES TO MEET To Consider tlie Proposition of the Foreign Kon dliold.orfi. MOKTGOMEKY, Ala., feejjcember S. M. Adams, president of tho Farmers' Alliance, was in the city yesterday, and in the afternoon had a long conference with prominent alliance leaders at the alliance exchange. It is understood that the purpose of the conference the proposition of foreign capitalists to advance per bale on bales of the present crop, and to l a meating at oucoof the different alliances to be held in this city, to immediate and definite action with refeience to negotiations now ponding. Tho call for such a meeting will appear in this week's issue of The Alliance Herald. President Adams is heartily 111 favor of the proposition of the for- eign capitalists, and predicts it would result in a great revolution in the south. "Give us the privilege of holding our cotton- one year, with the right to sell at any time during that period, aud we would ask nothing one of the gentlemen present is quoted as saying. Continuing, he declared that cotton ought to bring 12 cents, and would if this arrangement could bo properly consummated. It is ex- pected that the proposed meeting of the al- liance leaders in this city will be largely at- tended by members from this and adjoining states, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Missis- sippi and Louisiana. THE SUFFERING CHINESE. millions Rendered Homeless by tbe Floods. The Cliolera. SAS FBAKCISCO, September City of Rio Janeiro arrived this xnoruin? from Hong-Kong and Yokohama via Victoria, B- C. She brings Chinese advices to August 21st, and Japanese advices to August 23th. The Yellow river flood and other floods con tinue to absorb attention in China. In the, province of Chihih people are fesa and the misery m Shantung is almost as great. Cholera prevails iu Shanghai and also in the northern districts.______ Tlio First Issue Out, SFAnTAJTBURG, S. C., September cial first The Spartanburg Daily Herald appeared today. Its editors are Messrs. W. M. Jones and J. C. Garlmgton. Both are well known as enterprises newspa- per men in South Carolina. Tho papor is owned by a joint stock company, composed of the most reliable and wealthy business men of the city, and the success of tlie enterprise is a foregone conclusion._______ ERE riTlES. NEWSPAPER! Tito total population of Connecticut ia a mit increase during the list tsii jcars of The fire in the AlhamUra palace, Spain, was of incendiary oriain. The damage amounts to The republican state convention of New Hampshire yesterday nominated Hiram A, Tuttlo for governor. An Older declaring tho New Tort Central Btrifco off was read yesterday morning in.every local assembly between Kow Yorfc and Buttals, ft emanated from, headquarters. lEWSPAPERf   

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