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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               :JTHE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. ATLANTA, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 189O. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CKi FOBCE BILL MEREST IN THE DEBATE, a Tbe Probable 3f the Bill-It Will Be Railroaded Through Both BoU3esof Congress. ir December -eaocnitsof the senate are absolutely infamous force bill into fragments Alabama, made a throe 'j soeecli tbia afternoon, in which he "wish the bill proper, and showed what would be upou the south. I 'wk it np> section by section, anc ..Jed how each would operate against the "cople of tbe south, and in the interest nb- and tbe republican bosses here I L Jon. It was a speech which no man r "itt interests of this country at heart f Mold 'ead or hear, and then vote for the in- t fuBoas bill. The republicans, however, will not I Sttato any of democratic arguments democrats are prepared for a long anr1 it nshtj and are calliug upon the people o I SrUmiry to speak out against this infamous dmcw a tew republican politicians to de- I -ha "south. Nearly ail the leading repub- ai. -japeis in tie west have already spoken j the bill since the election, and are having some influence TBB BILL WILL HOT there are many democrats who do not ;he bill will pass the senate. The the Farmers Alliance at Ocala yes- ia a large measure the cause ol ibiitol..; Certainly it has caused a waver San." of western republican senator. the republican leaders are as con ideas M 370r. Every one of them aay the lui -n" pass the senate before Christmas, he shadow of a doabt. sjwuM i: fail, the last nail is driven into the of ilr. Harrison. Ho knows uid s, therefore, impressing vigorously tpw the necessity of rushing the .in ;Bh at the greatest possible speed. If --ass the senate, there is no possible nj >i napping it from, becoming a law, for TiLh ;iic use rules and Jieed to enforce them, it TOH be the easiest thing in the "J3h the amended bill through that hodr 3ut debate. However, the senate, il tbe bill at all, will amend it mate. .isod, I understand toaay from ex- thority that many senators have i. ]Iy tbat unless the bill is made ap- i all sections of tbe country alike, oi vote for it under any circumstan- i-i might be in order to get a hi! t; Iiind through, Senator Hoar, when, cannot get the original bill, swept i --dined one. rHt .3TOBNING-BOAED FEATXTBE, it is quito certain that the re- i -rd feature, which, after all, i neat of the bill, will be men! i with this the party that controls mid i will have all the power in !i> tar While it is true that the democrats ml! ft Beit clerk of the house, to whom tit "3 of the election of members matue yet he must accept those depos- ited TUI by tbe returning boards an- o circuit court judges, and these MUNI can certify to the election of TIB -i whether he receives the major- tj -it "ast or not. The only appeal is to ;urt judge, who will, of course, aplu i decision of bis appointees' Wr. to the house itself, bif, L nan who has the certificate will have i organization, and once in, the the republicans is evidence that party will not be unseated. H probably be a week yet before any- olutely Melinite will be known as to or not tbe bill win pass. Many things 11. .ippen in that time. flu- 'i thing is certain, the action of tho 1- WTW-, AJHauce will have some effect, al- t! republican leaders, when talking t r or today, pretended to laugh FOB THE FARMERS. ilbot Xiodge, the reputed father of lie thing, spoke of the action of I to lilu disdain, saying that it would owell, of Illinois, another ae- crclted j-, r of the bill, said tbat the al- IUM m waa promoted by the demo- demo- n 3wninteiest, and that this part- i would not be approved by tho u t northern farmers. The farmers, i iM; understand the situation, and b" n, they will notpermit themselves -v the south. The only persons, he -n who would approve this i she alliance are those who favor tbe nallificaUon of the fifteenth amend- Ho. predicted the pas- 'f this resolution would cause f -a the alliance. leaders of the senate would 'k i. tliis question. They content them- w the simple statement that they the force bill as soon as pos- 'IT JIAr BE SIDE TSACKED. of Texas, chairman of the Timittecinthelast contrresa, and one most conservative demo- JH erstand the situation, and I be- rtde r 3JSUC days the republican party F -Ideated outright. This result of two causes, one I A> ana tho casting its tf- Alliance defeated the re- m tjie west in the last toZT felt and understood I tofcJl spoke yesterday m againat this violent and revo- I 1fcn I "r wnicb casts its shadow before 7 certainty of an extra: session if icin> rsi3-; in tneij effort to pass this itic party will resist its passage Jf t. -itrasession. It is impossihle, ;c rules, to pass this bill and ills at this short session. The vill, therefore, I believe, slde- 1 --i eight days or else see it de- ''43Cniberson said: -Eflnence of the Farmers1 Al- force politic parties, ties for the next presidential in their pipes and smoke the presidency which ex- platforms devotion to the of silver and an increased u circulation, and opposition "-yiagleealtendergreenbacks be shattered to pieces by i is a ground-swell and EWSPAPER Bill. introlliu.ed Dy Mr_ day, fcems to meet the house, ow. llyit while a few of them vvUl gain. The majority of both sides consider it fairer and freer fiom parti- sanship than, perhaps, any other bill that could be Iramed. It udda tventy-four more members to tbe house than it now contains, and under it Georgia would have eltven instead of ten con- gressmen. Now ia tlie time for those wbo want to C0nerea3 tO commenco preparing their Rottenness to be Disposed. 3Ir. Dockery, of Missouri, lias introduced a resolution wh.ch is quite certain to create a sen- Bjj-'on and bring some rottenness to the surface, oiv? 6ays certilin newspapers bavo charged that senators and representatives went into a pool to buy silver and bull the market just __ -----upt to lian a free coinage measure. Mr. fnveTtt'1 providtis fora cougrcsaional In resolution, ,Ur. if properly cursued oticht very entertaining literature for the ironings byhia long winter Ic is charged that fifteen republicans and three wero in tne P001- Tnose wno sold made fortunes, while those who have 1nite a 'arge amount. The rotten- ness or the matter is that senators and concress- men should have used their aarance Information C or purposes. The romises a biE sensation. now ".ke will be another tariff bill The and means committee meets tomorrow to formulate a bill contaiulm; ciause' wnlcn WM left out of "to Me? saSLL.J "hen it was enrolled. It will be the I waf but tlle democrats will lay for before tna X Pt attach some tariff amendments ern and western farmers wan" naTe republicans 'n a hole, ,wi" "id difficult in the face of election The Pension Bill. The pension appropriation bill was taken up in tne House today, but the discussion soon turned upon the administration of the pension office by Commission Banm, and the recent in- vestigation of the conduct of that of cial. Mr. Cooper, of Indiana, who acted as Fn made a speech 'cli he showed rascahty and fraud by the wholesale. The democrats applauded him en- thusiastically while tbe republicans were unable to make any defense of consequence. Tlie elforts r fe" flat even on repub- Congressman Carlton arrived todav, teWart Mr- erimca are now tbe only THERE WERE NO F1KE ESCAPES, Ana Several Persons tost Their Lives In a Plttaburj; Hotel. PITTSBCKG, December Between 12 :30 and I o'clock this morning fire broke out from some un- known cause in tho flat owned by Dr. John Dick- Bon, on the comer of Ninth and Pennsylvania avenues. It was nearly 3 o'clock this morning before the firemen succeeded in subduing the tire. It was several hours more before they gave up the search for bodies. It Is pretty certain that Mr. Irwm; the janitor, and his wife, were the only victims. When the are broke out, there were forty occupants sleeping in the flat, but they were mostly men and all have been accounted for. A sight that filled the spectators with horror was a woman and two babes at a third-storv window. It was Mrs. Moore, wife of the steward at the Hotel Anderson. Instantly 'adders were run up, and she was among the first rescued. The top floor was occupied by sixteen persons, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin, and lourteeu men, employes of tbe Hotel Anderson. At the first alarm Irwin ran down the halls, 'hich were alreadyfllled with smoke, and alarmed tbe occupants of tho rooms. Ho went as far as there he died. Overcome by smoke he sank ex- hausted near the rear wall on tbe floor, and at the other end of the hall the wife, for whom he died, had perished. She had started down stairs, but was suffocated before reaching the third floor. Her body waa found on the third landing Her body was covered with plaster, and in the vre. Tfie bmlding was a four-story oricff. The first floor was used by James Kimmell Co. as a drae store, the other three floors for sleeping apartments. The tire IB supposed to have started! in the basement from heating boilera. There was no watchman, and the names had spread to tho :ourth story before they were discovered. .Loss fully covered by insurance. There were no nre escapes on. the building. A BLAST B-URNACK EXPLODES. Eight Dead Bodies Taken front Under the Debris. JOLIET, III., December A blast furnace blew up here this afternoon, burying fiften men be- neath the falling masonry and metal. Eight jodies have been taken out BO far. This is the .bird fatal accident that has occurred at this THE STRIKING MINERS. The Mining Bosses Refuse to Meet "Witli the Committee. UWIIKGHAM, Ala.. December All tho large mine operators of Alabama held a meeting here today, and after a preamble, setting forth the fact tliat the miners here have broken a written contract and struck on the order of 3 northern committee, they all signed the following agreement: 1. That we positively decline to advance the nice of mining. 2. Th'at we positively decline to recognize or :onfer with the executive committee ol the Jnited STiije "Workers qf America. 3. That we will, in accordance with our past lra, always meet a. committee of oiirown men, appointed by our own miners, to discuss any dif- ferences which may exist between us. The miners' committee also held a meeting today and decided to continue the strike. The furnaces of the Debardleben Coal and Jron Com- pany go out of blast account of the strike, and several others will shortly follow. Adverse to the ICallrond. miTSViLijH, Ala., December foe joint committees on corporations of the Ala- tania legislature decided, after hearing all the facts and legal argument, that the senate bill authorizing the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louia railway to build the Tennessee and Kivers railway east of Hnntftville, be re- adversely, and said railway will be required o build south from HuntsvlUe. This is one of the greatest victories against a railway corporation n the history of the state. Tbe Indians Returning- WASHINGTON, December Schofield eceived a telegram this afternoon from General Brooke, saying that foity lodges of Indians who eft Kosebud agency since the removal of the camp across White river to the edge of the "Bad lave returned and that there were strong symp- oms ol disintegration, as about half ot the In- dians seem to be willing to come back to the agency.. _______ The Machinery Completed. OPEUKA, Ala., December machinery for the newflour mil! is arriving', and he building ia nearly completed. It will be one the moat handfioaae aud substantial structures in the city. Wilder After the CHARLOTTE, X. C.. December Special. H. M. Wilder, of Charlotte, left this evening for few York, where he goes to study Dr. Koch's onsumption treatment. "Wilder will bring aack with him a quantity of the WOT derful lymph or local treatment if it can ue secured. Fotmd Dead in Ked. CHARLESTON, S. C., December Otto Scliroeder, a well-known German resident of his place, was found dead in bed this morning 'he servant found him lying in his bed with his lothes on and the covers tuclcca over bim. The ibysician says he died of heart failure. An Increase of Capital Stoct. OPf IK Ala., tiie 7th of Jan- imrv i-tei. of will increase its stock frtrtu hi Bofcb of OwHika'i bduks in JL cuuditictt. GOVERNOR TILLMAN. -TBJB FAR3IEES 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA. IMPOSING CIVIC SCENE YESTERDAY The Inanera ration of Governor Tillman In Able and Practical Greeting. COLUMBIA, S. C., December The inauguration of Governor Tillman was tho most imposing spectacle ever witnessed at a like occasion, with the exception, perhaps, of when Hampton took tbe oath of office four- teen years ago. Never before had such preparations been made for an inaugural. Tho iramenee stafie, capable of holding about- persons, was immediately in front of tbe main entrance to the statehouso. Over that entrance ahnge state flag waq suspended, while four union flags floated over tbe Stage. OATHEBING FOK THE CEREJIOXY. At 1 o'clock the moat prominent men in tbe state gathered in the office of Governor Rich- ardson, the procession being to start Irom that point. There were the justicesof the supreme court, all the judges of the circuit court, .all the solicitors, five members of congress, ernor Richardson and the retiring officials, Governor-elect Tillman and the new officers, and a number of distinguished strangers. THE BAND "When the body was ready to move, sergeant-at-arms of the senate and one supporting aloft the huge old silver sword, and tbe other the themselves in front of the column. This was joined rtpon the outside by both houses of tbe legislature. Amid the playing of the bands and the shout- ing ol the populace, the procession marched to the stage. There were several hundred ladies and visitors on the stage. There were over persons in the audience, which was composed principally of farmers, who had come to see their chief crowned. The sword and mace wore held up on each side. The president of the senate and speaker of the house in tboir flowing purple gowns and the justices of the supreme court in their sombre robes, surrounded Governor Tillman. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Simpson. THE TEANSFEB MADE. Immediately after the delivery of the ad- dress, Governor Richardson went into his of- fice. In a few minutes Governor Tillman and his secretary, Mr. Bean, entered. They were followed bv a yelling crowd, but the new gov- ernor ordered his too ardent admirers not to follow him, and shut the office door. Governor Richardson transferred his office in about three minutes, and Private Secretary Gonzates did the same with his. There was the utmost courtesy, but no cordiality or handshaking, and so, at o'clock, the Moses of the South Carolina farmers, the best loved and most bit- terly hated man in the state, took his seat as governor. The inaugural address was pro- nounced by opponents and friends a practical and able paper. The Inanfitira! Address. In his inaugural address. Governor Tillman pledges friendship to the colored people, tnem that all of their rights Bhatt bo protected, while at the same time denying tho affirmation of the declaration of independence that all men were created free and equal, lie calls attention to the repeated cases of violation of the peace in the state, and demands as a dernier resort, power for the executive to remove sheriffs who will not discharge their duties. Calls for the improvement of the free school facilities, the formation of school districts havitag an area of not less than sixteen square miles nor more than thirty-sir, and the establishment therein of two schools only, one for colored and one for white people, and an increase of a poll tax devoted to school purposes from to He also demands that the state shall, in combi- nation with other southern .states, arrange for the compilation of school books to bo sold at minimum cost, and forbid the use of any other; demands tho abolition of the State univer- sity, and the establishment of a college instead. indicates a desire to abolish the Citadel acad my; calls for industrial schools for girls; demands a constitutional convention regardless of what may be its coat; demands a survey of the phosphate beds, and the sale of the territory at auction to tho highest bidders. In alluding to tbe state debt he sugsreste that tbe state banks he requested to deposit with the state treasurer state bonds to the amount of the average deposit held by them for the state; that every state bauk bo required to invest at least 20 percent of its capital in state bonds, and that all insurance companiesaioing business in the, state be required to deposit with the state treasurer in South Carolina bonds. GLASS AND KOLB. Different Versions of Fight Ia tlie bama Capitol. MONTGOMERY, Ala., December [Special The fight between Reuben Kolb, Bon of Commis- sioner Kolb, and J. H. Glass, one of the edi- tors of The Adveniser, in tlie rotunda of the state capitol yesterday, has been the general topic of coversation ever since tho occurrence. In The Advertiser this morning appears what is supposed to be Mr. Glass's version ot tho difficulty, which charges Kolb with hitting liim with a large-headed stick. Kolb denies this, and publishes his version of tho affair in an afternoon paper. stopped 3Ir. Glass yesterday in the rotunda on the second floor of yie capitol, as he was coming from tho Senate chamber, and told him that the article in liis paper Tuesday morning me with lobbyinsr witn senators iu favor of a certain bill was an infamous lie. 3tr. Glass asked if I meant to eav that he was an infamous liar. I replied by saying that if he wrote the arti- cle in question he was undoubtedly an infamous liar. "We then clinched, Mr. Glass scratching and 1 striking with my list. Mr. "Wiley and several other gentlemen rushed up and separated us. I did not strike Mr. Glass with any thine; but my naked fist." Youug Kolb alao published the statement of Hon. A. A. Wiley, an eye witness, which substan- tiates his story. "Sir. Kolli did not strike Mr. Glass with any says Mr. Wiley. "About the time they rushed together a second time a number of sen- ators, whq were Holding a committee meeting, came from the senate chamber, and among the number was Commissioner Kolb. He was ex- cited, and a desire to take a hand in the fight, but was prevented from participating." Mr. GjpsB remarked alter the difficulty was over: called me an infernal liar, and I struck Km." Commissioner Kolb replied "Yea, you are aft infamous liar, and I can whip yoti." You have iied on ns till patience ceased to be a virtue." Young Keubea Kolb eaid to his father "Hush, this is m Mr. Glass's face was bleeding profusely, and the difficulty over, ho went into the cloalaroom to wash his face. _________ _ _____ ___ Tbe Itaptist RALEIGH, 3S. C., December The Baptist state mission board met today and ftp- pointed loo missionaries to carry on the wort in North Carolina in destitute fields. Hev. J. L. Lowe, of JKocky Mount, was appointed to talce chargeof tlio bunday-scuoul and colportage work of the Baptists of The Ashevltlo Convention. N. C.. December railway officials will attend the meeting ot the Southern Interstate Immigration Association at Asheville on the 17th instant than ever before assembled in the south. Secretary Patrick eays that every road will be represented. A Paper Pulp Klin in XEtratarOle. HUXTSVILLB, Ala., December j American Fibre Association of Xew York began work here on the foundation for a 1 Inniuing for a rapernujp mill. Thu plant is to coot 1'ulp v.riU made from cotton larye wbich are funuitied by i tiif ItuutEvme ooiion utl mlllu THE THIED PAETY, FOR KFBICK GRXERAI, 3SICE IS SO THE OUTCOME OF THE DAY IN OCALA The Alliance Will Not Take Part in tbe Movement, but Many of Its West- era Members Will. OCALA, Fla., December Important development here today, is the formulation of a call for a meeting Cincin- nati on the 23d of February, to organize the national union party. It is evident that the Farmers' Alliance, as a body, will not endorse tho third party idea. The southern members and the Missouri delegation have their axes firmly set against a move which would be so damaging to the order in the south, and as they constitute an overwhelming majority of tbe membership and the representatives here, no such action could be hoped for by the west- ern degaees who are pushing the third party idea. Tlie Scheme Realizing that an attempt to seuure the endorse- ment of the convention would be death to their project, they havte shrewdly concluded to make an individual crusade, capturing an allianceman here and there in the south, and raking in the of them In the west. With this added to the colored voters, who await them, they will have a party over strong to start on. The scheme is one of immense political im- portance, for if the negro should be drawn into a third party, where will the republicans of the ?outh appear? it is not altogether certain that the third party will not get eome strength from the white men of the from the Farm- era' Alliance, but from tho Knights of I-aUor. At the annual convention of the knights at Denver.last month, Mr. Fowderly was instructed to call just sucli ameetine aa that proposed by the call, which was formulated here tonight by John H. Rico, of Kansas, in conference wlthPowerB, of Indiana, and John Davis, a congressman-elect from Kansas, and member of the general execu- tive board of the Knights of Labor. The call is being circulated for signatures, and is in the fol- lowing words: The Issuod. A call for a national "Whereas, in unity thefe is strength, therefore, it is desirable that there should be a union of all variously named industrial organizations that stand upon common ground. To this end the individuals from various states, whose Imiuea are hereto signed, make tMs call for a national conference, to be composed of delegates from the following industrial organizations, namely: The Farmers' Alliance, the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Affsoclatinn.tfae Alliance, the Knights of Labor, and all other that support the principles of the St. Louis agree- ment of iBSg-gEach organization is to send not less than one delegate fox each congressional district, and two from the state at largo and each district organization not loss than delegate, these del. agates to be chosen according to custom during the month of January, 1891; also the editor of each newspaper that has advocated the principles of the St. Louis agreement, and supported the candidates nominated thereon in 1890. The delegates to meet in the city of Cincinnati, O., on Monday, the 23d day of February, 1891. for the purpose of forming a national union party, based upon the fundamental ideas of money, transportation, labor and land, in furtherance of tlie work already begun by these organizations, aud preparatory for a limited struggle for coun- try and home in the great political conflict now pending that must decide who in this country 13 the sovereign, "the citizen or the dollar." The father of the Move. f General Rice, who wrote tbe call and may be con- sidered the leader of the now movement, wont fcom Atlanta to Kansas in 1S6G. He ran against Jijasonfortbe legislature in Kansas, and was (fofeatud by eighteen votes, a result which, he Bays, is due to put in the race by Incalla, and to the orders of railroads to their employes to vote against Rice. General Rice is also a mem- ber of the executive committee of the Interstate Mississippi Elver Improvement and Levee Asso- ciation. He is now a candidate for John G. Ingalls's seat In the United States senate, and he has a better chance than Willette, the defeated people's party candidate for congress. John Holland, a member of the general execu- tive board of the Knights of Labor, is here look- ing on. He is tbe man who had charge of the knights during the New York Central strike, and is generally looked upon as ona of the strongest men in the order. He is conserva- tive, hut disposed to go with the people. "I am in favor of a third said he, "but I do not think we are ready for it. We are not educated up to tbe point we should be for such a step. The greatest trouble we have to fedr ie rash action while we are flushed with victory. If we make amlestep now, they will clean us op in the next election. "We will gain time by waiting a year, getting our ideas more clearly denned, and watching congress in the meantime. The Night Meeting. Tonight tbe alliance had an open meeting, ad- dressed by speakers from the colored alliance and of the Knights of Labor. A negro from South Carolina made a speech In which he rejoiced in the election of Tillman and tho overthrow of the aristocracy. Another negro, L. D. Miller, of Louisiana, said the colored people wanted the Australian ballot, which the Farmers' Alliance was going to give them. Tula remark was greeted with tremendous applause. Continuing, he said: "Whether you be republican or democrat, forget everything1 about party lines, and oay lam going to act and live for the people and devote my future to their cause." Harry Tracy, of Texas, a white man and a vet- eran allianceman, said the fanners were going to solve the negro problem. They were the friends of the negro whom they had been separated from by the chicanery of politicians. Pointing to .the negro alliancemen, he said: "We nraat not leave here until we have formed a federation with this organization, which will bear irult in the years to come." Continu- ing, he said: "As one of these negroes remarked, the republican party ia a deadbeat and tbe demo- cratic party isn't much better. If there is a man living who thinks the democratic politician is going to formulate and direct this alliance, that man don't know what he is talking about. [Ap- plause.] If there is a man living who thinks re- publican politicians are going to have a finger in tbis alliance pie, he don't know what he is talking about." [Applause.! Mr. Barber, of -Virginia, an aged allianceman. said to the negro speakers: "Go back and tell 7our people that you have forgotten republican- jam that you have forgotten democracy, and that aimers' Alliance baa risen up in tbe land, and they are really your last and only saviors." Ralph Beaumont, of the Knights of Labor, said In a short speech: "The larcrest meeting 1 had was at Euiporia, Kan., where we bad a proces- sion of whicn the papers said the tail was cross- ing the equator while tfie head was going: around the north pole. When the politicians were quar- relling in congress a member named B. G. Harris said; "The south ought to raise leas hell and mure corn. When I got out to Kansas and saw corn soiling at 14 cents a bushel, I told those people they oQKht to quit raising corn and pro to raising hell." This waa followed iy tremendous applause, lodp, continned and renewed. There was a full attendance of alliancemen, who seemed to enjoy the meeting intensely. Though the resolution on the action of the white allianceaon the force bill, was outside tbe province of the order, it drew out strong ex- pressions from Alabama and Georgia delegates in favor of tbe Lodge bill and it is a noticeable fact that it waa referredto acomnnttee. Washington, of Alabama, eaid if it was to be strangled he was forever done with the alliance. Fatilio, of North Carolina, replied that if be wanted to leave tho alliance because a resolution -was referred to a committee the alliance had better let him go. The same delegates who had spoken in favor of the force bill BO emphatically during the after- noon, were on the ptatlorm at the meeting ol their white brethren tonight. The Third Party Movement Growing. One of tbe best posted alliancemen informed me at midnight that the third party movement Is gaining ground, and the western contingent, led by General Rice, has already captured the delega- tions from tne two Virginias and Florida. Visit- ing delegations from the labor organizations are here working for the new movement, and they are instructed to go into it onlyon the basis of a third party. The southern leaders are nfifcting with unflinching determination against the western movement, and Livingston is putting in some very heavy licks against it. My informant fcays the matter will coino up tomorrow, when it will be in all its phases. If the southern delegates will Jield fast the movement will be de- feated. ThU 1- Hand There is a strjug being made yeaterdmy'a Action bytae national alliance the elections bill expunged from the records. This rooveinent ie headed Mr. Featherstone, of Arkanas, atod may amount to something before the session closes. TlIE CmTICISrXG THE WHITES. At a meeting of the National Colored Alliance, this-afternoon, a resolution was.offered reciting the fact that the Farmers' Alliance aimed at the betterment of the condition of the farmers in- duB'rlally. morally and socially, and regretting, criticising and condemning1 tbo action, ot the white alliance iu n.istlng the resolution yesterdiiy in apposition to the federal elections bill, because such action has no reference whatever to the aims and purposes of the organization, and was calcu- lated to check the growth and influence of the al- liance. The resolution was discussed at some length. The opinions expressed were not so much, in iavor of the federal elections bill, in con- demnation ot the white alliance for going out of its way to intermeddle in politics. The resolution will undoubtedly be passed tomorrow. STATEMENT FBOW TOE PKTIS8 COMMITTEE. The alliance press committee requests the pub- lication of the following: "U. 3. Hall, president of the State Alliance of Missouri, made a strong snpech in favor of the resolution -condemning the Lodge bill. After the resolution was duly carried, and without a single pewon expressing himself personally opposed to it. Mr. Hall moved to reconsider the resolution, which motion being seconded, he thctl moved to table tho motion to reconsider, and this resolution was carried never to be reconsidered, and the order was thus inalterably committed against the bill." W. G. C. FIGHT WITH A BURGLAjR. A Norfolk Doctor and Wife Badly Cut With a Razor. NORFOLK, Va., December A. Wheeler, of the United States Marine Hospital service, in charge of the Marine hospital, and Mrs. Wheeler nere seriously clashed with a in the hands of a negro burglar, this evening. Dr. and Mrs. Wheeler had just finished their tea, and on going into another room found a burly burglar calmly looking through their effects. The doctor made a rush for him, and in a few moments both were rolling on the floor in a desperate Straggle. Dr. Wheeler was getting the best of the burglar, when the desperado drew a razor and began slash- ing right and left with the terrible weapon. Mrs, Wheeler seeing the danger her husband was placed in.nowmshedto the rescue, and she was soon a tarcet for innumerable slashes irom tbe desperate burglar. Her breasts and portions of her body were soon laid open in gapmc wounds. Faint, through the loss of her weakening every moment, she did not lose self-possession, but rudhingto her husband's room, secured his pistol and handed it to him, with an appeal to kill the man. By this time the negro had thrown offl doctor and was trying to make his escape. The doctor took his pistol and fired two shots, one of last, he its man. The negro, however, made his escape, aud up to the present time has not been captured, though the police, who were at once notified of the dastardly assault, sav that from the description they know him expect soon to have him under arrest. the wounds of neither the doctor nor his brave wife are of a dangerous character, the heavy clothing of which the weather of the last few days has necessitated, probably saved their lives. Dr. Wheeler, indeed, owes Ilia life prob- ably to a pocketbook which he bad in one of his trouser's pockets. The negro made a desperate lunge at the doctor's proin, and if the pocketbook, which was of stout leather, had nut intervened, the razor would have severed an artery and death would have resulted in afew AGKICULTUKE IN NORTH CAROIJNA, Taxing Commercial tlon at HALEIGIT, N. C., December state board of agriculture held a most important meeting here. It considered the recommendation of the commissioner of agriculture. One of these is that the board memorialize the legislature to appropriate Tor the purpose of presenting at the Columbian exposition at Chicago a com- plete exhibit of North Carolina's resources and that the board assume the responsibility of taking such an exhibit wijb the means thus provided. The board adopted this suggestion, and its execu- tive committee was instructed to place the matter before the legislature, asking for an appropriation which will secure a complete exhibit. The commissioner also recommended that a tax of 20 cents per ton be Imposed upon all commer- cial fertilizers sold In North Carolina. The decided to recommend to the legislature a 25 cents per ton for next year, and 20 cents year thereafter. jUtBOIt DAY SUGGESTED. A recommendation was also made tbat tbe legis- lature set apart a day as arbor day for the planting; of certain kinds of trees; also to enact a law for the protection of sheep husbandry and to in- crease the means for holding institutes. It ia calculated that the ton tax on fertilizers ill raise which Is barely eufflcient to carry on the agricultural department, includ- ing the immigration department. The Cotton Review, NEW YORE, December opened at one to two points advance, closing firm at four to six points advance from yesterday's closing prices. The market varied considerably today, but more in tone than, in the prices paid. The early advance, which was due to the reduced rate of dl-count by the Kank of England, as well as to tho stronger report from Liverpool, was soon lost vhen it was learned that there woe no improvement in the local money market, the clearing house issuing more certificates, discounts nearly Impossible and ster- line exchange stIH lower, but alone towards noon a leading operator, who has been regarded as a decided "bear" on the market, began to buy pretty freely to cover his contracts. It was said many the smaller fry followed his suit, and a smart ad- vance was the result. At the close, however, at higher prices ttttth current, the demand was more freely met. It was even said that the early sellers were again putting out of shorts. Spot cot- ton steady with more Applying 'or Promotion, sio, Tex., December The board, of examiners recently appointed to meet at Fort Sam Houston, in this city, and ex- amine for promotion a number of officers ordered to appear before It, have been in session since Monday, and will not conclude their labors for several days. Lieutenants Bardie and Henton, of the Third Cavalry; Hoyl, of the Twenty-third Infantry, and D. H. Clark, of the Fifteenth Infan- try, have already been examined, and yesterday Captain Henton arrived from Fort Davis, and Lieutenant Rordia from Fort Clark, to appear be- fore the board.________ Bound Over for Arson. OPET..IKA, Ala., December few nights since the barn of Dr. W. G. Taylor, containinK 500 bushels of corn, was burned by an incendiary. A negro named Flem Gardner was arrested charged with the'offense and on preliminary trial before Justice J. T. Gorman, was bound over to the cir- cuit court in the sum of The losa was about ________ TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. St. Mary's church, at South Highlands, a Bir- xinghain suburb, burned on Wednesday night Lost fully insured. Dr. JedediahH. liaxter, surgeon-general of tbe army, was stricken with paralysis last Monday night and died yesterday morning. The president yesterday sent to the senate the following nominations: Mrs. Anita H. McKee, receiver of public moneys, at Jackson, MissJPost masters aa follows: O. Force, Valdoata; South G. Gatlin, Darlington Courthouse. King Kalakua, of Hawaii, arrived in San Fran- cisco yesterday. The Bank of England has reduced its rate of dis- count from per cent to 5 per cent. Tbe New York Chamber of Commerce yesterday passed resolutions tout the Conger lard bill, now beforn the United States senate, was unwise attd unjust, and that -all legislation on this subject ehonld fce included in a. general foodadulterutlon act xruich will prohibit injurious adulterations and injure tbe sale of nou-injurious articles cC food for what they are- Three workmen, on the Heading railroad were crushed to death yesterday by a. coal train coming around a curve suddenly und getting them in be- tween the train and a lionjc, arouna a window of which a. large crowd was gathered drawing- pay. By a wreck on tbe anii Aiti.u railroad at Jacksonville. k Klttu-. rf City, and Frt-1 A. nr j'ekm, lost ilieilj if -hP [rt-apiirv departim-m reiutort-ii liolc! IJDX tiwj the painttnfc. nir are liable lor fltirdiiu duty tm the THE IRISH CONTENTION OF ME. CZJJfCY'S PARNELL1 S TEMPORARY RETIREMENT Until Mr. Gladstone Can Be Interviewed About Wfcat tne Liberals Will Do, 3Xr. Gladstone's Answer. LOSDON, December Irish at present in London were in attendance at the meeting today. Mr. Parnell occupied the chair. After the meeting had been called to order one of the members read the manifesto issued yesterday by the Catholic hierarchy, declaring that in consequence of the revelations of the O'Shea divorce case wbich convict Mr. Paraell of one oE the gravest offenses known to religion and societVj the Catholic clergy cannot accept as a leader a man TVho is dishonored, and tlie continuance of hjs leadership would imperil the cause oi Ireland. The reading of the manifesto was greeted with cheering by Parnell's opponents. Mr, Clancy then offered his amendment which provided that in view of the difference of opinion between Gladstone and Parnell, as to the accuracy of the latter's recollection of the suggestions made to him by Gladstone at the Hawarden meeting a year ago, party he instructed to obtain from Gladstone, Money and Sir William Vernon Harcourt, be- fore any further consideration of the main question, information, on the departure from the bill of ISStt niade by Gladstone in his sug- gestions affecting the control of the Irish con- stabulary and the settlement of the land question. A prolonged debate took place on the amendment. Mr. Parnell intimated that if the party took the responsibility off his should- ers and would insist upon, the liberal leaders promising to carry an acceptahle home rule bill through the house of commons in the face of all opposition, he would retire from tbe leadership. He asked the meeting to accept Mr. Clancy's resolution, whereupon, he said, the alliance between the nationalists and liberals mrald he renewed. Mr. Healy refused to submit to Barnell's stipulations. He declared that they were even beyond the lines of compromise, sug- gested at yesterday's meeting. Mr. Sexton declared that a majority of the members were firmly determined to adhere to the main question and would simply vote that Parnell must resign. Mr.. Parnell asked the meeting for an in- formal show of hands on Clancy's amend- ment. This disclosed tbe fact tbat only Barry and Chance continued to hold out against the amendment. The latest phase of the situation bids fair for an agreement. The committee to wait upon Mr. Gladstone consists of Messrs. ParneH, Sexton, Healy, Justin, McCarthy, John Bedmond, Deary, Power and Leamy. Mr. Parnell will take no part in the nego- tiations with Gladstone. Besides Mr Gladstone the committee will also caU upon Harcourt and Morley, and will endeavor to conclude negotiations tomorrow. The meeting adjourned at 5 o'clock to re- assemble at noon tomorrow. 1 Sin. ATISWEIt, The committee appointed by toe nationalist meeting has sent a letter to Mr. Gladstone, asking him to open negotiations on a future home rule bill. Mr. Gladstone expressed Ills willingness to interchange views with the committee, but re served the right to choose the members with whom to negotiate. THE NOUTH CAROLINA ASYLCM. A Increase in tbe Number of In. sane Persons. BJU.EIGH, N. C., "December board of directors ot the North Carolina insane asylnm here today held an important meeting. An appeal waa prepared for action by the legisla- ture ia regard to provision for more patients. The asylum -vraa built' for 204, and now 296. A hospital is also asked for. The demands for the admission of patients are more pressing thanevez before. The legislature asked to appropriate each year sum for the construction of the needed additions to the buildings. The biennial report at the saberintendent, Dr. Wood, was very satis- factory. mechanical restraints have been used during his administration, and there ie a decided improvement in every way over the old plan of restraint and punishment. Tho financial affairs of the asylum are very satisfactory, and despite the heavy expenses of the Grlssom investigation last year, there is a balance in the board's favor. She Her Diamonds. KANSAS CITV, Mo., December Mrs. Armour's diamonds were stolen here today. ____ THE COMMITTEES. Thmt Wbitfleld Insurance Bill and Other Important Ones. Tbe financial committee of the house held 4 very important meeting yesterday, the chief ob- ject of which was to finally agree or disagree upon the Whittield bill, which is a bill to prevent the pool of insurance companies in this state. The sense of the committee was obviously to? agree to report the bill with endorsement, but Mr. Bolfeuillet, of Bibb, one of the members, read a number of telegrams from the Macon companies urging tbat consideration be delayed until they could be heaid from, and it was finally agreed to wait. Mrs. E. A. Wilson, representine the fire com- panies of Macon, arrived in the city last night, and will oppose the bill before the committee m behalf of his companies. TUe finance committee also heard the claims of tbe trustees of the Confederate Veteran's Home, asking that the home be ac- cepted by the state according to the provisions of the bill now pending. The matter was entrusted to tbe consideration of the subcommittee. The old appraisers of the Western and Atlantic railroad also put in a plea before the committee to recommend the payment to them of per dar for their services. Tbe School Fund Bill. The committee on education dealt with the Jackson bill, providing for a permanent school fund of more than a million dollars, yesterday. It will be modified. It Is familiarly known tbat one provision of the bill was that all of the rental of the State road should go to the public school fund, TUe com- mittee decided to change this clause so tbat the first six month's rental only should go to the fund. Tbe only difference from last year's appropriation involved in this modification is in requiring that the ftrfet half should %o to tne schools, and the reason for this ifc to give the teachers tneir pay earlier, in accordance with the nil! now pending. This bill ia by 3Ir. Boifeailiet, or Bibb, and provides for the pay- meat tlie teachers Georgia schools quarterly. IfuriU.be reported favorably by the commlttM THE BOAKD OF ALDERMEN Has a Regular Meeting in Wnich Work 1st Done, Tho board of aldermen convened in regular ses- sion yesterday afternoon iii the mayor's with Mayor Pro Tern. Hutchison in the chair. Tiie full board was present. The boariV can- cussed tbe action of tire council awarding tbi Thompson heira S3 ,200; Broad street bridce; placine stench on lEawson street; SrtvuTjr the Ladies Memorial Association reDairW tbe macadam ou a cost oi analyzing from RdUfrt" lUlliaxrl Btmt ATI i i J r Mivft ir-.r-i I'cur- JIUL. a 'it aiJWi. 1mm Pea' btree W West levins Hprtag i Powers at a cost of EWSPAPERl   

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