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   Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia                               ,ANTA CONSTITUT lOClfrBAT ME4N ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 9, 189O. PRICE FIVE CENTS. rtLL r-l LESSEES TAKE THE I sion, wa taken up, ordercS engrossed and re; IZUAD, J a motion to recommit w Washington, ana which ior a long time a i stumb block in the oi business last bes- ad woa SCALPING WANAMAKEE to j WiL. COMPLICATIONS PREVENT? r-, >ew With the President of thc I bat Sounds Meeting Old I-easees To lie field. I v bas been full of minors daria esfi in the "Western and At- f i and tho probable action of tho ,J u. lltnv C'u iKn.eA that there wili be trouble in OI- the road to the new lessees, ih i tho sow lease company, the Xubnlle, Chattauooga and St. Louis road, U j s'-iy obstacle iu tho way of a t joiirery oC tho road, on tho 27th as provided hy the new lease will considered sufficient ground fr'a idasal of the Nashville, Chattanooga land 36f lonis Company to take the prop- T'w purpose of ascertaining all the facts fn this question, CONSTITUTION I ipocial correspondent to Xashville, the Itewjuarters ot tlie Nashville, Chattanooga liitd road- to interview Colonel J. ITT. Thomas, president oE tho company, who the new lease contract with the result is as stated below: >JJIT Tenn., December ma the discharge of tha 'to him, called on Colonel Thomas, tlio Nabhville, Chattanooga and St. ''iA being advised of the rumors f'ntr t tUnta in regard to the road, said: -t ru'nor is unfounded. It is true aid i u iG3 iur the road; more perhaps than w >r to comf, but have entered i j at with thc at-ite to fake tlie road 011 OB a desire to carry out our contract in u ink there will be any trouble in the j -c ro.td to you by the old r -ry will noc bo made by the old T Icat-e contract for a delivery the now contract calls for a de- state to us. Whether the old lessees -o thn stale, I am not prepared to say. as president ot tho old leiu-e answer us to that. I have no doubt i viiat is required ot him by the con- ie should obstruct the delivery, what act In a tn compel him to -hvery. We have no contract or uiuler- -Ii the old lease cnus.pa.ny tills contract ia with tlie Jf thc t.ul to waku the delivery .it thc time r.dition provided ior in the contract, aha.Il liave the rijrht to relust.' v tuke .TC choose to do so; our ii ailvu-c us a.'- to this and all kindred connection with the le.v--e." nC.iJi tiint ;.ou refuse to take that; in fact, 1 prefer not to talk st now. 'Sufficient the day is If, however, th delivery of tlic umilil be obstructed r otherwise, how we take ml tint ou and old IvstCLt Iiavo ird nn understanding us to what We have arrived at undcr- it. My company, it is true, is a .n tup old lea'-e, but then; are other r-i represented by crnor Brown, t> lie may reel called uion to protect, u Uavu no to interfere. You c tt'.k to governor iirouu ;il-out tins." a will JOT: a an through '.rains Iiajic lo JHJ tu uo ho. Certainly to v.ill be made in tlio ma.nr.go- say tjiat any material change ivill Ami" iurtiiei ih.m that, Colonel 'ADaUlnay uotiinipr. with Thomas, read bc- i1 me m a uro.it it 11 r Uro-nn der inus to talk ac all ior iu Jus Ijcen heard to say that as .t'ie cotiipany iju ciunot be J j l.u ui-iim. a pood por- 11 id nt't even ai-spiitcd, nnu that he r: itluM dutv proper J 'j 't the inrL-reat ot liih btocklioldt-ry. good nuc'ionty tliat a meeting fc 'Meri ot nil lease company lias  Ir. .luLus an eminent .ibhvil.u. Tenn., h.id lieen 3berniitiiiig wh.it caji ;ind ought to Stahlman, is at theKimball ho it ib ha-, tieen. delegated o pr ictical ph ises of tlie qtiedtioii, ta.licit, ve, dMi't any t limy, or to at all, io tiiat everyth.nK is jstery. IE i" even now liiiiceil that t> j.o iTfnm vice president of the Najlmlle inily temporarily, for tbe 'KivmK slu- Louibvilleund JVaahvillo, rote-it the t Id And so it goes. THE JUJ.KCTIOX BCJLL. from Now Gray Hit, sjict-ch. -TOV, Gorman nuutbcr principally ito ot Xe ,y York, protesting afjalnst of thc election bill. He said they liad tip under the lead ot The Sew York of Arkan-as offered a resolution till tumorm v) calling on tbe for mlnrmatiou r.a to supcr- tmn r.ppmnte'l ior the first and -iional (ii-.trict-. ot Arkansas for the election or culled ior, m coit- L-lt i thin or with the procectlmtrs lar  at 1017 Che-tnut street. Tlie Sun's Cotton Review. yr.Vf YoitKt opened! with a decided change, closing at four to faix pointe.de- clino trom Saturday's closing prices and steady. The opening was with a fallow of steadiness, but adverse reports from the stock exchange, the weak closint; of the Liverpool market, increased receipts at t'lib ports and a decline in i-pot cotton, all conspired against thc p Lull party on our cotton, exchange, nud tcrceti values oft a few points, early deliveries, yielding most, and "still the wonder not that prices declined, but tliat they stuod up as well as they d d. Receipts at prmuipiU interior towns were comparatively but it w.vs averted in explanation ot this that southern buyers have no money and can none with which tn pay for cotton, and "cot- ton K n catli uon't you know? Spot cot- ton 1-lOc with i-atber more disposition to sell. ________ The Wounds are Fatal. December A torn sack of flour, a desperate negro and a bottle of liquor caused a fight Saturday night on Hail's place, about eifjbt miles above here, that will probably prove fatal tn Ben Tilluian, of local and "North Carolina renown. Charles a desperate character of recent arrival, and J en Tiilmau bought each from separate merchants here a sack ot Hour, and, together with Blank ettrted home ia one Onesi.ck of tae Hour became badly torn, and a dispute arose as to whom the torn sack belonged. jerked ont his "pope-in" ant! tired two shots at Tiliman, botn taking effect. The wounds are considered fatal. Terrell Court in Session. DAWSOS, Dec. adjourned tennfof Terrell superior court commenced today for the trial of criminal cases, Judge Guerry pre- siding Oil the 13th wist, (third .Monday in this there will be acid an adjourned term of tMi court tur tlie tnal ot cases m which Jutlge Guerrv disqualiflcd by reason oi" having for- irtrly been compel, and Judjre M. Roberta, of is expected to be here to preside at that time. t___ He felt So Happy. ALDASY, Ga., December H. Weiss, a promm nt died suddenly of apoplexy. He awakened and, remarking to his how happily ha felt, to discuss the preparations for his daughter's ONE GOOD WOJSK- Itf IfHJCff GOULD JS ENGAGED. TOBACCO JtKBATK. 1 USCB a JSUl Correcting an Error. December the honse, Mr. tlio committee on judiciary, ra- 1 Ice resolution for the arrest of of the doorkeepers, for at- To prevent ifr. Enlpe's uring a call of the liouso 111 mimittco reports that tlic enso >n the part of the Iiouse, and A laidonttie table without ob- d w trjed to the District of Colum u-siou bUJ, known as the "Atkm sudden deatli. Death of Captain A. S. Turner-. BOHTEBSVJI-I-E, Ga., December Captain A. S. Turner, a prominent citizen of Rnyaton, died at residence last night nf He was a Knight of Honor, a Mason and bSonped to the Koyal Arcanum. He repre- sented Hart county in tne legislature and the district m thc state senate. He haa nuiny tr-cntls thron-hont all nortbeast Georgia: Iiicrpnftinirfclio Circulation- T." iJrwiater total .uuount of mbucy put into 1-y today'rt treasory onerations Ja about diatribated aa fol- lows tho purchase of 4 per cent bonds, srtrcWJOOO-bv tne purchase of per cent bonds, jmrtrhaae of silrer bnnioa AFTER THE HOLY_PENKSYLVANIAN, Who Prays for OracA to Spend Well a pntoJicaii Curraptlon Finan- cier Squeezes Him Fearfully. NEW YORK. December is well understood among the men who know that Jay Gould is after John Wanamafcer's scalp, and bo is pressing tbe fight for all it is worth. It uas announced last weefe Wana- maker wanted to borrow four of five million dollars to hack up his holdings in the Heading railroad, which is a powerful Penn- sylvania corporation, controlling the Hew Jersey Central and other roads. Under the skillful manipulation of Wanamaker and hjo friends, tha Ivew Jersey Central stock wont up rapidly to 130, and was considered very valuable prop- erty. Wanamaker has lieen making some demonstration against the Western Union, and has talked too much about the government control of the Western Union Telegraph. Com- pany. JAY GOULD H.BA.DY FOB. HIM. This brought about antagonisms these two men, and Goald has, in the mean- time, been waiting to iset even with Wanama- ker. The stock in the railroad controlled by tho Reading has been gradually New Jersey Central stock 1ms been down to 00, with the prospect of another aud more serious tumble. LOOKING FOR THE CAUSE. Just how this shrinkage haa been brought about ia hard to find. out. Probably no one but Mr. Gould knows. When the Reading system was roorganiyed the first of this year, tbe stock was assessed 10 per cent, and this has all been paid, and now the stock is lower than when the road was in the hands of a receiver. Lively times are on foot, and there is much smoke and loud noise, all alone tho lino. Another Account. NEW YOUK, December were current in Wall street today that John Wan- maker WMS In straits. Whether truu or not. it was not believed that lie was in danger of going; to pieces Iu business. Two montlib or more :itfo, when he was reported as a borrower of money to the extent of over A. J. Drexel, it was said, oftered to ad- vance him any amount uf money on his notes. Mr. Drexel w worrh, in his individual right. J-ml m turtJieniiore the head of two houses I'omiimnd almost untold J. Diesel Co., of Philadelphia, and Mor- gan i Co.. of New York. Mr. paper has heretofore been t He rnU'd in tlio commercial repot ts worth His business afapegutrs a car. His is a retail trifle, which it> far more remunerative, on percentage basis, thun a trade. is also risk in it, becuusQ he does not havo to carry great amounts ot specialties wbicb, on going ont of style, lose tlit-ir value. It is faid that a New York concern supplying him with had a bill against him of winch it presented several" times without a re- sponse. In Mr. Wanamater's business is comparatively a small item. AH the story poes, he rut it oil until the repreeentative of the firm made a personal visit to him, when he drew his check and settled the bill. Wr. Wanamaker is one of tlte voting trustees of the Heading railroad. He snul to nolti shares of the atock, -wliicb tuidorstood to liave cost Unit 30. Tho closing price tonigbt was i8. The old story that Jay G onld is trj'ing; to corner Mr. Wanamaker on Heading was revived In Wall street yesterday. So fiir ru> is known, Mr. Gould has no interest in ReadiiiK. If there is any opposition to Mr. W-mornaker, it is supposed to cmne from J. Morgan. Mr. Wanauiaker was in- strumental in ousting from the presidency of the Austin Corbm, who was the choice of Air. Morgan for tlie place. Mr. who has expressed hia to afford Mr. AVana- maUcr any needed nuuni'ial rehci, is the partner in tlie banklns buaine-s of Mr. Morgan, and it is. therefore, considered unlikely that Mr. Morgan lias attempted to entrap 3lr, Wanamaker in Mr. Wanimafcer some manufacturing GBtab- liblimenth in tleriiianj-, tlie jiroduQts of which are said to have been seriously affected by the Mc- Kinley L-ill. AVanamalier "Won't TrUle. WASIITKOTOK, Ueceinber the afternoon papers have paragraphs noting the ru- mor that John WanaiuAkcr, of Pliiladcfpliia, postmaster general, failed. It is said that Jay Gould and M. A. Dauphin forced htm to the wall on stock speculation-.. When 'asked about the rumor this evening, Mr. Wanamaker Bimply ro- plied: "I knownotbinp about it." E. W. B. Tlie Jury Was Lenient. LrAWBEsrEViLLE, 3.- [Special The murder case against a negro woman name a- Fannie Ohamberwas tried last week. She cut Tierce Wright's head off shoulders at one lick with a razor, on September 14th, 1890, at Lewis's camps Ott the Georgia, Carolina and Northern road. She did not deny tbe killing, but insisted it -was done without malice, and the jury seemed to have acreed with her, as they found her guilty of vol- untary manslaughter only. The court has not yet sentenced her. _____ Endorsed Again. MACOS, few days ago the board of trade met and endorsed the Whitfield they a copy of the bill was at tho same timo abked lor, ao tliat they mi-rht act more intelligently, and another incetmtv was called for this morning at 10 o'clock. Accordinglv.this mommo; a meeting was held, a-t tne bi.l wab iifyun btnmgly en- doratd. Thu arc loud in their support o.' the bill .md think it is a measure loujr needed. Thc insuritncu men says they will sec the lolly oi it all after tlie bill has becointi a Tlie Right Man Shot. Ala.. .December 8 o'clock tonight Frank Worthington, a well known young man about town, was shot four times and fatally wounded by G. W. Davis, a rail- road man. Tne shooting occurred in a house of ill lame, .mil tne remit i; of a quarrel itbout a woman. was.'-imtonce AIH! siigiitlywiumded "iVonhinirtoii belonjis to a rich and prominent family, but has been wild and cUssipiitea. TELEGRAPH" BREVITIES. The national board of trade is in session in New Orleans. Thelirst snov? the season fell in Danville, Vii., yesterday. 'The UabilitesortheDelamater bank at j viIiD, Pa., will reach S800.000. Toatul Card Contractor Dajrgett, of Iijju, Conn., was jesterday declared a bankrupt. Thomas H. Grctvy will contest thc beat of Sccll, irom tlie twentieth di.-tnct of A bomb was thrcwnatthe residence of the arch- bishop m Valencia, Spain, ou Sunday night, damairiiig the building. A terrible storm prevailed at Harrisonburg, Va. Monday Sleet, snow and rain all fell, is Intensely cold. Rev. P.tschal Strong, ajred fifty-five vears, of East Millstone, X. J-, was stricken with paralysis in the pulpit on Sunday iiiglit and ftll UejfU. The amount or silver offered for pale ro the treasury department yesterday ounctJP, and the amount purcnased was ounces. Washington McLean, formerly proprietor of The Cincinnati .Enquirer, anH iatner of John R. Mc- Lean, died Washington last night; aged seventy-ionr years. The commerce commission made its report yesti-nlay. The report reviews at lengtlt the k of the commii.aion for the year, and recommends a number of amendments to the law. The Tnil of Daniel IS, Fayerweatiier, the million- aire lenther dealer, of New York, was Ho gives to colleges, unil to Tlip testator ihetl the If.th last montu. The seer tary of the treasure yesterday trans- in'tt'd to the an aserfftating 500 submitted by tbe secretary of tne interior the deficiency tbe payment of army and navy pensions lor the current fiscal fear. PLATFOEM ADOPTED, I7POJT WBJCB THE LAND FEATURE ADOPTED. The Westerners Tafee Control of the Conven- tion When It Comee to Fixing; Up the Folfc Talks. OCALA, Fla., December day'g developments do not show the changes itt the alliance platform which tho opponents of the auhtreasury plan, had hoped for. Outbe contrary, the order has gone further, and com mi tied itself to government loans on. land and the income tax. It is interesting to note the diverse views on. the subtreaaury bill and the land-loan idea. Today's discussion shows the progress of the tanners in the study of finance. It will be observed that o the Georgia. idea of broadening the hasie of currency to twite in all merchantable products of labor, was broached. by Colonel .Livingston, but was vigorously opposed by the western men, and with success. The Georgia idea is also against the laud loans, but was again downed by tbe west. Here, it will be seen, that while tho western contingent had to yield on the question of independent political action, it caine in beautifully on the financial homestretch. President Polk derides the idea that the republicans aie trying to disrupt the alliauce, and is even-more emphatic in his as- sertion that the order is not to be controlled by the -democrats. Indeed, his interview, given to proas today, smacks more of independent political action, alias the third than any utterance yet made by a southern allianceman. THE STATUS OF THE AUJUWfCE. Concerning the political status of the alliance and the Blaine-Rittenhouae matter, he says: t "I fail to see any-evidence tliat either of the old political parties ia attempting to influence the al- liance politically, or creating dlssentlon in its ranks. If auca influences were at work, I think I would have seen it. It ib not true, in my opinion, that they control or can control the southern members of tlio alliance. I know that the party harness never hung so loosely upon the people as now, If the democrats in the fifty-second oonfcrcss do not grant our demands, the third party ia inevitable, and tUe southern, democratic aUJancexnen will be in it. 1 know what I am talking about in making that statement. No man is nearer the people in the southern alliance than I am, and I know that I represent them correctly wUenlssy they are determined to pain the end thjy are Striving for.and will not hesitate to smash tho democratic, or any party wbtch tights them. "At tbe same time the alliance is not going; to endorse the third party or any other, nowor in the future. Does the action ot today look like the democrats control? Wo reiterated every one of our deiiande nnd there were only three votes against the financial plan. The question was dis- cussed iii every possible manner for four hours, andikere no sign of weakening in the ranka. "TPes, it is true that the subtreasury plan, docs not contain the 80 per cent clause, but it reUina tho principles of farm products. It Is true, too, tliat government ownership of rail- roads is rnado conditional instead of peremtorlly, but that was by no means tho result of democratic Influence. I admit that wo jnado a mistake in acting upon toe force bill. The vote expresses tho sentiment the delegates, but it is a purely partisan meas- jwul we had no business undor our constitu- tion to toueli it. "I do not see much significance In Elaine story. "What if Ilittenhouse did call on him? Ho had a right to call if ho wanted to, and it does not necessarily signify a corrupt purpose on his part. 1 consider that I have a perfect right to go to Jim Blaine's houne, or Ben Harrison's or to see any public man I please." Mr. Rittenhouse was shown, the telegrams scut out from here last night, and. asked what be had to say. He admitted that ha had an engagement to meet Blame, but as that gentleman was out, the interview did not occur. He went, he galij, because Colonel Hinton had anked him if he dltl noc wish to meet Blaine. This is an Important statement, beciuse, if true, it olunvs that the overtures were made by a repub- lican ivho had nccc3H to the secretary of state. RittenhoU.se eaid the breach between Folk and Macune was not a new matter, accounting for it by saying tliat Macune was a candidate for presi- dent at at. Lorni, and ivan defeated by Folk. When asked whether he expected his connection with tlio alliance headquarters would said yeb, tjiai he agreed to work a year, and the sali'-ry was only SOHO. THE PLATrOKM ADOPTED. Tlie great interest ol" today's proceedings was in the discussion on the snb- trcasuiy bill. After a hot debate the following lint of demands was adopteil, Wo demand the abolition of national we demand that the government shall es- tablish subtreasurics or depositories in the several states, shall loan money direct to the Deople low rate ot Interest, not to exceed 2 per cent per annum, on non-pprisua.ble farm products, and alao upon real estate, with tho proper limitation upon the quantity of land and thc amount of money; we demand that the amount ot circulat- Intr medium ue speedily increased to not less than S80 per capita. "2. We demand that congress shall pass such laws as shall effectually nrevcnt deal lug m futures on all agricultural and: mechanical productions, preserving a stringent system of procedure in trials, such us eball secure the prompt conviction and imposition of such penalties as shall secure the most perfect compliance with law. Mr. Loucks, of bouth Dakota, started the dis- by moving to strike the word fan a before products. "btrike out farm and insert said Livingston, -'and that will cover the case." Jlr. of Texas, objected that by this amendment manufacturers would be protected by the Fanners' Alliance, whereas the object of this order was the protection of the iarmer. The manufacturers could take care of themselves. Mr. Winn, of Kentucky, thought any change would make trouble, and Mr, Alexander, of Xorth. Carolina, brought down the house by saying that by this amendment the farmers would be attempt- ing to attend to everybody's business. Mr. Davie, of Kentucky, here moved as a substitute to insert a paragraph calling for the before tlie ways means committee of congress, or some other better relief measure, ilr. Hall, of Missouri, then took the' floor against! the sub- trcafurv eayiiiK that he owned nothing but farm ianci, lived seventeen miles irom a town or opposed tlie bclieme in the interest of the tarmers. lie said it was claSB legislation. His speech was an Impassioned effort. Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, Buid bushels of com were r..ieed in Kansas last ye.tr and tho market urice averaged to 14 cents. Of the crop bushels were sold. Aitcr it had been sold gamblinc; arrangements in Chicago enabled speculators to sell corn for 45 cents a bushel. If the of the United States had pro- tfcted the farmers as it protects some other classes the farmers of Kansab, instead of Chicago gamblers', would have had cents a That have Kansas The farmers could have on their mortgages, spent some of it in clothes and used the rest in building Uoacea, which some, 'vho m sod, needed. He argued that the BUb- treasury plan was not class legislation. Arguments were alao made for the plan by Messrs. Livingston, Waddell, Terrell, of Texas; Harvey, of Florida and Harrv Brown, of Gcorpia, and .igainst it by Wade and McDowell, of Tuiliiesbee and McAllister, of Mississippi. THE OTE TAKEX. When the question came its jnssajcc, the ret-ult was n vote of to 9 in favor of the bill. A resolution endorsing tlie Pickler s-ubtreasnry tail was subsequently adopted with only three dissent- ing votes. THE FOKCE BTIi. A vigorous attempt was made to reverse the action on the force bill. Waddell, of South Dakota, moved to reconsider the protest against the force bill on the ground that it would retard the progress of tbe alliance in the nerthweaf that it would be considered interference in par- tisan politics. Hall, of Missouri, moved to lay the motion to reconsider on the table, which ainreei! to__ 33 to yj. Five of the thirty, one who roted ttr reconsider are southern republicans, threerof whom were de- feated for congress. The by states sat far an recnnfrd -were an fotlowH: Against loree bill, Lonisr- ana, 4: Mitwoorf, 4 Georgia, 7 Nortb 4- South Carolina, 4; Tennessee, 4: Indiana, 2; Tlr, 4; West Virginia, 1; California, Z; Florida 2; Kentucky, 4. and Kansna, I. For the lorce bill: Alabama, 2; Illinois, 2; Mlsbouri, 1; Texas, 4; Indiana, a; West Virginia, 1; Florida, 1; Michigan, 2; Pennsylvania, 2; South Dakota, 2, North .Dakota, 2: Kansas, 3. The convention adopted a memorial and roAoliKiun favoring the Paddock pure iond bill and condemning the Conger compouud lard bill. Indianapolis was chosen us the place of meeting I next year, and with the usual votes ol thanks the convention adjourned sine die. "3. We condemn silver bill recently passed by congreof and demand m lieu thereof tno freo and uniiniJtx.d coinage of silver. "4. We demand the passage of laws jprohibitinj; the alien-ownership of Una. and luac tike prompt action to devit-e some plau to obt2.Su all 'ands now owned bjr aliens foreign syndi- cates, and that ail lands now held by railroads and other corporationfa, in excehfl of hucu as is actual'y used and. needed by them, be rel claimed hy the government and held for actua- only. "5. Kelievinf; in the doctrine of equal rights tn all and special privileges to none, aemand th.it our national legislation Bliall be so framed in tlwj luture as not to build up ono industry at the expense of another. W e further demand tbe removal of the existing ,heavy tariil taxfrom the necessariesoflife that the poor of our land mu-t hai'e. We further demand a just and equitable system of tax on in- We believe that the looucy ol the country Should be kept much as posgible in thc hinds nf ilia people, and henco we demand that al> national and t-tute revenues hha'l be limited to tlto nt ctt snry expeiiRca of the eoverment, economically and honestly adm.niotmed. r We d'-mand the most rigid, honest ana just state and jl goveruuieiic control and Super- vision ol" the means ol public coratnusiCAtiou and transport ttiuii; and if this contto! and inpcr- vision do not remove now existing, we de- mand the goveimnent ownership of sucli means of communication and transportation." I'JLANKS CaiTJClSCD. The following pUnks, which were contained in the report ot tfie committee, were stricken out uy the convention: "That cunj-refcs issue a sufficient amount of frac- tional paper currency to facilitate the exchange through thc mtdiuui of the States mails. -WcdemJind the establish me nt, of postal sav- ings banka in connection with the poatotHt es of the country for tho safe deposit of the earnings ol the neouLoiin mnall atnonnts. "We tlemand tliat all patents shall expire in ten ve.irs. without renewal, and that patents lor im- provements not be granted, except they be ot essential .md independent merit as an inven tion, subject to all the bearing upon original patents; and that upon the granting of tlie the government thall decide upon the amount or royalty to be assessed for the right to manufacture and sell such patented article, and. whenever anv person or shall pay s.ud royalty they shall have the right to mamiiaoturo and sell thc articles patented." W. COOPEB. ON TBIAIi FOB r FOECIXG A VOTE, HOA.R GETTING ANXIOUS TO TUE BUT FINDS DIFFICULTIES AHEAD. Senator Installs Kcfuses To tlie 13irt7 Worfc of the I'art v J ust tVestern Men Growing Impatient. A Strange iCaae TVlilcIi W1U Be Eagerly TVatcUed. MACON, Ga., December trial for their lives. Luther A. Hall and confederates are at last before the tar of justice. They appeared in the United States court this uioi mng in charge of the officers. The courtroom was packed to over- flowing when the prisoners marched in, aod every head was reaching out to get a view of the notorious prisoners. They appeared calm and collected and they took their seats ai a long table just in. the rear of their attorneys. TltE TBXAJC. BEC.IXS. At 10 o'clock court was called to order. Judge Speer announced tliat lie would hear the excuses of jurors immediately. 'Ibis resulted in about 125 jurors being excused for various reasons. In every instance only the inopt plausible reasons were Accepted, but even with its Rt let enforcement, It was tound noeea- sarv to Errant excuses to the above large number. this matter was dispofted of the called upoi District Attorney Krwin to arraign the {ufeaoBHWrtKfcjraB'ftapc. ir THBTIKbT 3lonq3T. Mr. Erwin made a motion, which fonnd a quick obiection from the defense. We wanted the urst Indictment mado against tho prisoners quashed. It will he remembered after the finding by the first irraiid jury of a true Mil aeainst tlie defend- ants, it was discovered that there was a slight flaw 111 the indictment, and accordingly another grand iury was summoned and another indictment found It via.it lor this reason that the district atto ruey wished to quash tlie first indictment. The defense, in making an objection, said if this was done the second indictment should bo Judge Speer withheld his decision in the matter until tomorrow. HIOVES TO SEV.EK. The defense opened this afternoon hy making a motion to sever the prisoners in the trial. Tho prosecution had refused to sever, and the defense thought the privilege was then theirs. The queo- tion was then submitted to the court. The court held that as the prisoners bad not yet been arr-iigned, and it was not known what their plea would be, the motion -would not be passed upon until this question was settled. f A QUESTION OF JURISDICTION. It was well known that tlie defense would offer a demurrer on the ground of non-jurisdiction. After the disposal of the first question Attorney Bartlett arose and offered the demurrer, setting lorth that as the defendants were charged with no crime against the lawa of the United States, and further that the two charges were entirely separate, they prayed that the case he thrown out of court. He went on to show other causes why the court had no jurisdiction in the case. In regard 1 to the charges, lie said one was a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment and the other by death. Therefore, he paid, it was plain that the two could not bo tried in the federal court. Argument was then asked for and Attorney Dessau began argument, pending which court ad- journed until tomorrow morning. Society Elections. MACON, Ga., December an- nual elections of the literary societies of Mercer university took place Saturday. The following is the result of tbe elections In the dlffert BE societies: Phi Ueita E. W. Marshall, of Eaton- ton, anniversarlan; Messrs. T. W. Hardwick, of Tennille; R. M. Hitch, of Quitinan, and W. T. Thomas were elected debaters. Mr. Hugh Cham- ber, of Irwinton, secretary of debate, and Mr. Smith, of ilil ledgeville, president anniversary. W. J, Durham was elected an- niversanan, and Messrs. J. C. Massie, I. G. Walker and J. A. Bagwell were elected debaters. THE CKIMIS AC COIIKTS.' The Grist Ground Out Yesterday In tbe MflU of Justice. The criminal courts are in operation again. And they are grinding out their usual grist. The city court convened for the closing term of tlie year for criminal cases yesterday morning, and Solicitor O'Bryan went to work to clear out the jail. Quite a nnmfcer of iusicniSc >nt cases were dis- posed of in the usual rapid manner. There are qmie a number stillon the docket, and it will take two weeks to nniah the business of that court. A Boy's Escape. The criminal branch of the superior court of Fulton circuit convened yesterday, Judge Richard H. Clark presiding. Among other cases tried was that of a little boy named Charlie Baker, charged with larceny Irom the house. He waa a very email Iray, and was allowed to enter a pica guilty, and was given twelve months on the public works. paid much attention to the and unohaerved, he Hupped away, and when they came to look for him he was not to be found. Three tramps, who robbed a lady's house in east Atlanta not long since, were put upon .trial. They etole a gun and several other articles, and were atterwards captured by the police. Judge Clark gave them each six months apiece on the ehaiugamr, with the alternative of paying; a fine uf A Complicated. Case. There is quite an important case pending in tho civil tirancii superior court. During the past year Morgan Ellison, an em- J plnve the Central road, by an agreement with i Railroad Company, ran his train down that road. While doing so he was knocked off at Bell street crossing: and killed. Mrs. M. E. Ellison, bis mother, sued the Georgia road for damages, claiming that bhe was dependent on iier son's wages for a support. Wlien the case was called yeaterilay, a demurrer was entered claiming that the Georgia, railroad -was nut responsible. judge Marshall Clarkedccided that if a person i invite another on his premises it is presumed that thcrte are s-afe. TUe same rule wonld hold gocti in regard to railroads, and so far as that Idea i.- concv. rned the road is liable. is represented by Ibm. John T. Glenn and Cap-bun W. M. Braj. and tlw d lent-1 by Major Cumming and his air. Bryan Ciimiumg, both of The caw will probably be concluded TVASHINGTOX, December Senator concluded his speech, in op post- tiou to the force bill, this afternoon. He has bean speaking since Friday at Ii o'clock. The speech is baid to cue of tho best arguments ever made hi tho senate, Imt as it only fell upon democratic of course it will have little effect upon the republican members. THJS BliJiACH Already the breach the republican, senators is widening. The western men are becoming "very ueary, and arc kicking vigor- ously because all other business ii laid aside for tbe force bill. To appease them, Senator Hoar today asked consent tor a vote an. tho bill on Friday, which very naturally, the democrats objected to. His nest move wih be to put the reques.6 iu the shape of a resolution. But a resolution is debatable and the democrats will soizo apon tliat rule. One thing has become evident. The republican leaders force a vote upon the bill, by outraging-the rules, verysotti, or olbe there wiil be a decided holt by tlift. wcbteruers, which will leave the force bill int v its grave, Already Senators Plumb, Teller, Paddocfc and others are becoming very uneasy. They want Iree coinage, while they care nothing for the foree bill. 1'erii.tps all the republicans would vote for an election bili in a modiiSed form if they can got aa cariy opportunity to do so, but when tbej see it delaying matters their peopleare deeply interested m, they will Oolt. Senator Hoar and President Harrison are very today over bo'.c, and to save themselves both .are sinmgly urg- ing immediate action on the part of Hie senate. HOW TO GET AT IT. But how to get acticw, imd who to to take the chair and wield tlio gavel in Reed's style, are tho annoying complications. Xngaili) objects to doicg it, oven after debate has continued a mouth, and he positively re- fuses to do it at this stage of the game. The.ro is no other capable unun they can count on, now, and poor Granny Hoar nnds himself at sea. His bead is, however, still up, and he 13 swimming for vlie H.e yet talks confi- dently. 5Jo republican has yet spoken .on tho bill. Senator Berry, of Arkansas, will probabiy take thc iioor for tho democrats tomorrow. Crisp for Speaker. Congressman Wilcox, oi Connecticut, in an interview today, aajo In speaking of tbe various members mentioned lor the ppeakerahip of tho next house: "Judge Crisp is admittedly tlie man for tlio place on account of his coolness under lire and his clear judicial mind. "While it is yet too early to talk about the speakersiiip race, it seems to bo generally conceded here tliat tlie race will narrow down between Crisp and 3HUs, with the chances in favor of Crisp. it is tlia unanimous opinion of congress- men th.it Judge crisp is thc best flusd man for the position in the boose. A great deal of ia einresstid-liere because ,Mr. Blount continues a candidate. His Inenus., however, believe he h.is enough state pride to withdraw very eoon in lavor of uis distinguished colleague, who naturally Uaa the Georgia delegation with him. The Tax Bill. It is given out today that Speaker Heed will allow the direct tax refund bill to he acted upon by tlie house early in January. This is the bill there was such a long fight over in the last con- gress, and which Mr. Cleveland vetoed as the last act of bis ferm. It provides for ref anding all the taxes on lands paid uy the various states dunnac thp war. Ky it, Georgia would get something over No Fare. The house passed a hill today requiring street car lines in Washington to sell eight tickets for 25 cents. The bill also provides for "no seat no fare" on the cars. It has been snowing here nearly all day. The streets are covered to a depth of about five inches. Thousands of sleighs arc chasing up and down tlio avenues. The committee on rules of the house has Thursday to consider the public building bllla- Tltere are some thirty-five that passed the com- mittee of the whole last session, but were never acteaupon by the house. They will be brongfat- up in order Thursday. Among them is the appro- priation for changing tbe Bite of the building and a building for Rome. E. B. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. It Happened Saturday Night, but wac Quiet Until Yesterday axorningr- Two phials of hiudanum. One for other for daughter! JL rather sensational attempt at suicide pened Saturday evening last, but up to yesterday morning it was successfully kept quiet. "Warren Dodgen, an industrious, hard-working carpenter, and iiis daughter, Mrs. Cora Baughna were the parties who figured ia tbe sensational affair. Both took large does of laudanum, but both were brought around all right by prompt medical attention. Several months agoDodgen made a similar at- tempt to take hit life. He ia a widower, and beaidefi a grown daughter, he has several very small ctiddrea. The marriea daughter lives with him and looks after the lltfle ones Mrs. BauganB, the married daughter, is aaid to be the cause of her father's suicidal A short while ago she married Mr. Baughns, an estimable young man. They lived together, however, only a lew weeks, when tna yoanff woman returned to her father's house and betrgud him to take her in and do the best he could Tlie neighbors say she and her father do not get alone well together, and that this is the cause of his repeated to end a miserable eatisttnce. Saturday evening irlian Dodgen returned from his work to his little home on Jones street, at the corner of Kelly, his domestic troubles weighed BO- heavily upon him, tliat he told his daughter that he had determined to end. it all by taking bis life. Leaving the house he went out into the city and purchased a bottle of laudanum from, which be took a large dose, and then walked on hurriedlv back home. When JDodgen left home to get the drag tne daughter also went out. At a email store on Fair street kept by Mr. Fowler she boughta two-ounce bottle of laudanum, remarking after she had made the purcfaaw: that she intended to commit suicide. Shortly after Dodgen reached home he became unconscious from theelfects of the poison. Dr. Warren was sent for, and by prompt work he soon had him out of danger. U Mrs. Baughns wok any of her laudanum it must have been a very small dose, as no physician, is known to have been called on to attend her. The Self-Denial Clab. There will be given an afternoon and evening social tea by the Self-Denial or Penny club, of. Payne's chapel, todav, at the home of Mrs. E. M. Nix, comer Veaable and streets. Ten centa will be charged at the door and slieht refresh- ments free. All of the club and their friends are especially invited, and all others who are interested in charitable work. All donations can be eent Monday or Tuesday forenoon and will be taken in charge by the committee. Tester-day's Fires. An alarm from box 41 a; 5 :ZG o'clock yesterday   

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