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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia VOL. XXH. ATLANTA, GA., WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE WEAKENED. THE FORCE BILL MNDONED. Matt Quay and His Partners in Crime HRYE THROWN UP THE SPONGE, And The Constitution Scores a Great Victory. WASHINGTON, August -was a genuine sensation in the senate this afternoon. Senator Quay caused it by -quietly introducing a resolution, just be- fore adjourning, which provides that during the present session the senate shall con- sider 110 business othor than, the tariff bill, appropriation bills, public buildings, public lands, pensions and senate and house con- current resolutions; that the consideration of all other bills be postponed until next session, and that the tariff bill and all amend- ments be voted upon on' August 7th, at o'clock. Senator Quay said nothing, and the reso- lution went over until tomorrow. It means no force bill for this session. Quay only acted after consultation with leading senators, and it is quite certain the reso- lution will pass. QUAY'S REASONS FOB BACKING As has been stated .in THE CONSTITU- TION repeatedly of late, Senator Quay 1ms for some time been opposed to passing the force bill at this session, not that he is roally opposed 'to the measure, but because he thinks it bad policy at just this time, and for the further reason that unless heroic measures were adopted, the bill had no chance of passing in time to become -operative in the fall elections; and in the face of the republican opposition it was -extremely doubtful if heroic measures, such as the adoption of a gag rule, could iiave been carried through. WAS A CONSULTATION. Then Quay came forward and -threw up the spongo for the republicans. He, hovr- 'ever, did not do it without consultation with all the leaders. The resolution was ut whoso nomination, is now hung np in the Senate, has not yet been received, information has reached here that the inspector will report -that ho should be confirmed. This means that the department will not withdraw iis name irora the senate, and that there will be a fight on him, led by Senator Colquitfc, with, what success remains to be seen, THAT ITEaitO'COBJBESPOHBBlSfT. It develops today .that, story Ithat the, correspondent of The Mail and oamo here yesterday, bore ,a letter of in- troduction to a correspondent from B. Shop- hard White, the forger, is a mistake, and while the correspondent confirmed the story yesterday, he says today it was done in a chaf- fing spirit. The negro journalist has returned to New York.________ E. W. B. THE KNIGHTS DEFEATED. Everything Quiet at Grand Contrail tHe force of Eollcemen> JTEW YOEK, Augmt the Grand Central depot this morning there no longer existed even the semblance of a strike. Pas- senger trains were coming in and going Voulr with all the appearance of usual regularity, Che inflow and passengers heing as great as ever, and excepting for the presence of an unusual number of policemen idly standing about the various entrances of the depot, the most careful observer would be unable to perceive any lingering indications of the tie- up that on Friday night threatened to be so formidable. General Manager Toucey arrived at his office at o'clock this morning and found thero awaiting him a telegram from the assist- ant superintendent of the Syracuse yards, stating that order had been fully restored there, and that trains wore running without interruption. This, he said, ended the strike. Vice President who also reached his office at o'clock this morning, said pas- senger trains would he run today on the same schedule as yesterday. Arrange in ents hre being completed to run out freight trains from the Sixty-fifth street and Thirty-third street yards. He said the road had all the men it needed now. lie did uot know whether any of the old men had been taken back or not, aa every man employed was taken on as a new hand. Thero is a smaller police force on guard at the Grand Central depot today than was there yesterday, and there are none visible in the yards, but on each of the bridges crossing the tracks from the depot to Fifty- fourth street there were stationed three or (our policemen. At o'clock this morning there wore assembled a few men at the employment bureau seeking work, bat the doors had not yet opened. THK 1CN-IGHTS BLAME WKDB. PHILADKLPHIA, August this week's Journal of the Knights of Labor will appear a statement from District Assembly 24C, (which ordered the explaining why the strike was ordered on the New York Cen- tral also an editorial upon the same subject. Both are very long, and in each the chief blame for the strike is laid upon Vice President Webb, ot the Contral company. Tlie Machinists' Strike. PITTSBUR.G, August strike of the ma- chinists for nine hours is spreading, and about, three thousand men are now idle. The princi- pal fight seems to ho against the "Weetinghouso interest, and tomorrow it is said all employes of numbering will be out. This will cause a suspension of work at the Wostinghouse Electric Company's works, the Wostinghonse Machine Westing- house Air Brake Company and the Union Switch and Signal Company. The demands have 'been concoiled at a number of shops and work has been, resumed.______ THE EAETH BEtCHED FIRE And the Course of a Creek Was .Phenomena in ImUaiia, INDIANAPOLIS, August acres of the farm of Thomas Habon, three miles north of "Waldron, have been destroyed for farming purposes, and great holes have been blown in the earth. The course of Flat Kock creek has been turned up stream. Birds, snakes and rabbits and fish are dead, while fish are thor- oughly cooked in heated water. AU this was caused by an upheaval of the waters. A log fire was blazting in the midst of the ton acres. "Without warning, the earth belched forth flame; great trees were hurled skyward, and all the waters of Flat Kock con- verted to foam and steam. Vast pockets of natural gas burst forth and the scene was beautiful. The gas took fire and blazed fiercely above the trees at times and continued all yesterdav and last night. spectators viewed the phenom- non. The fire has been extinguished, but the gas is atill escaping. Some assert that an other agency than gas is the cause of the phenome- non, but the general conviction is thatnoother agency conld produce the effect on the water. Great caverns have taKeu place in the current, and a wild flaming Niagara is created. BRAND'S AFFLICTIONS. Tlie Sad Story of a Man Recently J51s- cnarged from the Penitentiary. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August [Specif.] Mr. A. E. Bland, the young man whose sad story of conviction and imprisonment for seven years for the alleged murder of his mother, was published last week in theso dis- patches, is in the city today visiting friends who knew him in years past. He stated that the officials at Pratt Mines have been veryikind to him and when the Border came for his dis- charge they gave him every evidence of their worm esteem and regard, making him a prop- osition to remain at Pratt Mines, which prop- osition he will probably accept, Since Bhvnd's imprisonment he has been called upon to suffer other sorrows besides that of deprivation of his liberty. Three years ago his youngest brother who -was his especial pet and playmate in their childhood days, was" accidentally shot while out hunting, receiving a wound which produced death within twenty- four hours. Last April another brother, a few years younger than himself, who settled in Jefferson county before the death of their mother, and was most successful in his farm- ing operations there, died of consumption. He was unable to be at the bedside either of the brothers. _ THEIR' SHUTTERS. The Original Dealers in Iowa Closing Their Business. MASON CITY, la., August 12. A conference of .original package dealers was held, yes- terday, and resulted in a general agreement that all would close up business and not at- tempt to contest the legality of the law. This ends the existence of the original package saloon. It is estimated that saloons in Iowa were in operation on Friday, and nine- tenths of these have now closed up. Afraid of a Recount. August 12. [Special.] Connelly Fais, publishers of the city di- rectory, give as the population of the city, while the census official report gives only a discrepancy of The census, however, gives more than the directory for the city and suburbs. A movement to ob- tain a recount of the population is being dis-1 couraged by those who think the result would detrimental to the city and suburbs. Alabama Railroad News. MONTGOMEBY, Ala., August To- day tlie railroad commission inspects the doga and CoosaValley arid East and West railroads. Tomorrow the commission will inspect tlie 'Ala- bama Mineral road. Thursday the Kansas City, Memphis and Burlington witt. be inspected, and Friday and Saturday will "be devoted to an inspec- tion of the Georgia The general manager of the East Tennessee, Virginia and notified the rail- road commission that arrangements nave teen completed to go into the Union depot at Attniston, ancLtuat trains of the East Tennessee, Vir- ginia and will go into that depot as soon as tua connections can Toe made. POLITICAL NEWS THROUGH THE SOUTH, THE Will Meet at Columbia and Will Be Interesting. WILL THERE BE fl SPLIT? Texas Democrats at Mississippi Constitution. CHARLESTON, S. O-, August The state democratic convention, which, meets at Columbia tomorrow will decide whether there will be a split in the party or not. TiUman has 253 out of 320 delegates, and it is generally thought he will try to get the nomination; although the convention is called to decide whether state officers shall be nominated by the primary or the convention plan. the primary plan is not adopted, a split will doubtless follow, .for mnuy of the county delegations are elected for both the present convention and "for the convention in September, which is to nominate officers. These elections are declared illegal by the democratic executive committee, -and such delegates will not be recognized' in September by the regular democracy. Since Till man's canvass of the state, tlie. regular democrats have perfected, organiza- tion in almost every county, and are prer pared to fight to a finish. There will' be, in effect, two democratic conventions in session in Columbia tomorrow, for the straightout democracy will be there in force, in fact are already on the ground. good deal has been said about the negro vote. Prominent republican leaders now openly say that there will be no republican sUte ticket in the field, but that the negroes, if they take any part in the election, will cer- tainly not vote with the Tillmaiiites. It is known that tho negroes have been used by the Tillmaiiites in making lip their democratic club rolls on which representation in the county conventions ia based, but if it comes to a split, the majority of the negroes will vote against Tilhnaii and with the inoreconservative white voters of the state. On tho whole it looks like a split -whichever way the cat jumps. AS VIEWED IN COLUMBIA. Tlie Delegates arc Tliere, and There is Every Indication of a Hivelj' Time. COLUMBIA, S. August Many persons unfamiliar with tlie situation, here believe that this convention is the eud of a. bitter and fratricidal fight that has been between two factious of the white peop'lb of South Carolina, but those who are acquainted with the undercurrents of feeling are convinced that in the event of certain, action by the con- vention, which seems probable, tomorrow will mark a new era in the state's history, and that the fight will have just begun.- The convention was called by the demo- cratic state convention todecide whether state officials should be nominated by primary or convention. It was expressly stated this was to be the only work of conven- tion. Tho TiUman faction has elected 253out of 320 delegates, and of course has contrqj. These Tillinan delegates are instructed to oppose a primary. Their opponents, tho "straightout democrats" will fight hard for a primary, and will present petitions signed by one eighth of the white voters, praying that a primary be granted. Tho members the state executive com- mittee are opposed toTillman. This body was elected two years ago to hold until the nomi- nating convention this fall, but 'tis generally understood that tomorrow's convention will dispose this committee and fill their places with Tillmau men. It is believed that a large per cent of Till- man's followers are iu favor of disregarding the terms of the call under which they assem- ble tomorrow and will proceed at once to nominate a full state ticket with Tillman at the head. Advances have already been made to the "straightouts" that if they will not oppose nominations at this time, and will not make such action the ground for a fight hereafter, the Tillmanites will give one or two of the minor offices in the ticket to their opponents. This proposition will not be agreed to. It may be definitely stated that if tomorrow's convention goes beyond the call and takes ad- vantage of its Tillman strength to nominate the ticket, the whites of the party will bo split. The anti-Tillman faction will consider their opponents outside of the democratic party, and will proceed to nominate a ticket, put it in the field and make the fight at the polls in November. They consider that the methods of Mahone and Tillman are identi- cal and thai; the one is as much of a democrat as tlie other. If this fight is made it will be terribly bitter and will probably result in much bloodshed. The negro is standing by waiting his openings. On whatever side he goes, he will carry victory. As a rule the most intelligent negroes dread Tillman's suc- cess, as his party has advocated the withdrawal of the tax which has been levied since 1876 for the free'education of the negro. Themajority of Tillman's followers are the poorer class of whites who are antagonistic to the other race. Thero are three headquarters here tonight, of the state democratic committee, Tiliman and of the fourth Columbia committee repre- senting the "straigtouts." There will be. late caucusing and much work. All the delegates and have arrived already. There is some danger of a row in the convention, and it has been suggested that a demand be. made for the surrender of all weapons by the delegates at the door of_the convention hallv TEXAS DEMOCRATS. Flglit Being; BXade on a Candidate for Lieutenant Governor. SAN- AISTOHXO, Tetx., August The first state democratic convention ever held in this city convened ,thls to. .nominate a full state ticket. The was spent in organizing and hearing tho-repdrts, of the committees on .credentials Basis-' of. representation.' :9' to-; ;11. when nominations will be in. order. There is a strong movement on foot to a candidate in" the field against Hon. George C. PencEelton for lieutenant governor. Tlus action la brought about on account pf the course Pen- -delton took in fighting the southwestern .Texas asylum bill, bis opposition being aimed par- ticularly at San Antonio. Since the delegates began to'arrive-the opposition to Pendelton. has grown rapidly and the chances are that some dark horse will be entered in the race against him. -A'proposition has made in one of the circles to persuade Lieutenant "Governor Wheeler, who is a candidate for the; gpvern- orsnipj hut has not chance of receiving Ithe nomination to-that office, to consent-to are- nomination, to, the lieutenant governorship. His acceptance would almost assure Pondel- ton's defeat. The- platform that will be adopted tomorrow will contain a plank advocating the creation of a railway commission in Texas and a plank opposing' tho federal election bill. It is not likely it will pass upon the tariff question unless the matter is precipitated by resolutions which have been prepared but held back for any emergency. A resolution will also be introduced on the adoption of the Australian ballot system in Texas. THE MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION. The Organization Is Perfected and tlie Worfe Begun. JACKSON, Miss., August constitutional -convention was .opened with prayer by Bishop C. B. Galloway after which Secretary of State Gavau called the roll ol delegates, 'elected as showed by the returns in his office. General -S. ,Featherstone was elected J, .L. Power and E. L. Martin temporary secretary, and for perma- nent president Jt. S. Calhoun, of Hinds, and Hon. Robert Patty, of Noxubee, were placed in nomination.. The ballot stood: Cal- 64; Patty, 65. For secretary It. E. Wil- son received 90 votes, and George Q. 32. organization was completed by the" election ol Webb Harris, of Oxford, as ser- geaut-at-arms, and J. H. Winsteud door- keeper, and Miss Lizzie Yerger aa postmistress. A committee on rules, consisting of the president and Messrs. Street, Mildrow, Patty and Tomontin was appointed; alao a com- mittee to report what other officers and em- ployes were necessary to fix their com- pensation. Just before adjournment Mr. Dillard offered a resolution that E. L. Martin be declared tho printer-for the convention which went over without a debatte. George Alcorn and eight or ten delegates were ab- sent. KOLB IS IfO CANDIDATE. But if He Ia Wanted, lie Would Consent to Become Senator. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August A friend of Commissioner Kolb talked freely to your correspondent this morning, regarding the report that the commissioner would bo in the race for the United States senat. "I know Commissioner Kolb has not an- nounced himself as a candidate for United States senator, and I also happen to know that he has authorized no one else to announce his candidacy. I do not think Kolb held responsible for what others do or say with refer- ence to hia candidacy. While he aupreciates that kindly mention of his name in connection with the seuatorship by partial friends, he thinks it unjust to hold him responsible for all that is said and done by them." "Would Commissioner Kolb accept if he should be nominated by the "I should, say he would, and what man would not? What I meant to say was that ho was not a candidate for andiviH not "be. Take niy word for that." THE TENNESSEE AI.I.IANCE. Its Session at Will Bo Done. Tenn., August The State Farmers and Laborers' Union met here in annual session today, with each county in the scate represented by one 'delegate. The union now has subordinate lodges in everv county in the state, with county organi- zations in all but this. The total membership in tho state is iu the neighborhood of Today's meeting was called to order by the president of the union, Hon. John P. Buch- anan, democratic nominee for governor. The only business transacted was the appointment of committees, and hearing the report of the committee on credentials. The first business on tho programme tomor- row morning is the annual address of President Buchanan. The union will consider proposed amendments to the constitution, but it is im- probable that the elegibility clause will bo extended except to take in farmers having very small interest in stores or a little bank stock. It seems to be a mutual understanding among delegates not bring up the subtreasury scheme in the convention, and it will not be endorsed. Democrats of Delaware. DOVER, Del., August democratic state couventson met here today. Ex-Gov- ernor Stockley was permanent chairman and ex-Secretary of State Thomas F. Bayard, was chairman of the platform committee. Mr. Bayard read the platform, which' was adopted by acclamation. Kobert J. Keynolds was nominated for governor on the first ballot and John W. Causey for congress by acclamation. Mr. Bayard accompanied the presentation of the platform with a ringing speech for har- mony in the face of grave national issues that confront every democrotic patriot. He's All Klglit. NASHVILLE, Tenii., August George W. of Cheyenne, Wyoming, who was nominated democratic con- vention at Cheyenne yesterday for governor, is a brother of Lewis T. Barter, the republi- can nominee for governor of Tennessee. He has lived in Wyoming ten years and amassed a fortune. He is a staunch democrat and held au important position under President Cleveland.________ North Carolina Alliance. AsHEvn-tB, N. C.( August State Alliance met here today, with 500 delegates in attendance, every, county in the state being represented. S. B. Alexander, a prominent delegate, who will be the demo- cratic candidate for congress, said today that the alliance, as a, body, would not oppose the re-election of Senator Vance, and he was certain that he would bo renominated, THE CHINAMAN'S STRATEGY. Sow Some Meathens Escaped From Prisou. SAN FBAJTCISCO, August 12. Twenty-throe Chinese were brought here from the south last week, and connnea in the Alameda county jaultill they couia be returned to China. Yesterday five Chinese -visited the prisoners, ana when the time for leaving came the visitors remained and the prisoners walked out instead. Their absence was soon noticed, and they: were recaptured a lew blocks away; Deputy Marahrils'-Mbrrison and WooJsey have been arrested, 'charged- with, being bribed to let the prisoners escape. All of the Chinese brought to this city arid, locked up .in the the .federal boUoing, where they will until they.are sent to Cliiria; August i Futures .opened one to two points advance on near and unchanged on the tate months, closings- quiet and steady at eight to nine .points decline from closing: prices. Themarket today wasva clear ot of confidences weather aoutn-' was- reported' "clear and cool witttar bright 'Bun, -JUBt.- what was needed to nsatenthe.matnrity of the crop.; He- ;ceipts of new: cottony especially at1 gulf ports, was j far ahead of last reason, and. were wiring offers of new .cottoufor early arrival, so- Itcltlnebids and after a-torieC struggle to promote a further advance. On a stronger JUverpbol portrtae bulls cave it up, and a general unloading followed, under which prices pavo way rapidly. Cotton on tho spot was dull and weals, but not quo tably lower. KILLED BEFORE HIS WIFE'S EYES; r ML DOWN fl PRECIPICE By'Whieh "a Prominent Carolinian Lost His Life. .WIFE'S TERRIBLE "fiGONY. A Tragic Story from a North Carolina Resort. HIGHLANDS, N. C., August One of the most thrilling, horrible and de- plorable tragedies in the history of the old North State transpired near here yesterday afternoon late. Falling over a precipice one hundred feet high, Mr. Vanderhorst Lewis, one of Soutli Carolina's most prominent rice plan- ters, was dashed to death. And that, too, before tho eyes of his wife, his daughter ami his niece. Then for three houra the wife, by lean- ing over the edge of tho precipice, looked at her husband, unable to reach Trim. is one of the most popular resorts in North. Carolina, and is frequetited by the wealthiest, most refined aud prominent people of ,the two Carolinas. Many private cottages have been erected here, and one of the handsomest 011 the table lands was-the summer home of Mr. Lewis. This year Mr. Lewis's household consisted of himself, his wife, one of the most beautiful and accomplished society women of the Pal- metto'state, their only child and a niece, Miss Vanderhorst. Two miles from the Highlands are the Glenn Falls, a popular resort. Along one side ia a steep precipice over one hundred feet high. This is a favor- ite promenade for the visitors, and on Monday afternoon Mr. Lewis, his'wife, child and niece left the cottage for the falls. After reaching the falls, the party was walking along near the edge of the precipice, when Mr. Lewis's foot slipped. Before he could regain himself he tumbled over the edge and dropped to the bottom, full one hundred feet.below. There was no one near to assist him. The ladies began calling him by name, but received no response. (Mrs. Lewis rushed to the edge of the preci- and by leaning cautiously forward could seb her husband lying a hundred feet below. He was motionless. The distracted wife continued to call him by name, but no answer came back. For three hours she remained upon the very brink of the terrible fall her husband had taken. While Mrs. Lewis was keeping up that terri- ble watch, Miss Vandorhorst was running to the Higlauds, two miles a way, "for help. 'Worn out, she tlie 'note! startled the guests with the tragic story. Instantly a dozen men started for the cliff. When they reached the place they found Mrs. Lewis holding her child by the hand, gazing down upon the apparently lifeless body of her husband one hundred feet belowj While some took charge of her, others went below to rescue tho husband. Mr. Lewis was alive, but beyond a realization of his situation. He was carried to his cottage and au hour later died. His remains were sent to Charleston today. Mr. Lewis's sad death has cast a gloom over the place and his wife's great sorrow was sad to witness. Several years ago another gentleman lost his life in the same wayotabout the same spot. ATliS IN GEORGIA. iFlowery Hrancli's Triple in OtHorVlaces. BUFOR.D. Ga., August Flowory Branch is mourning over the death of three prominent and beloved citizens, 'Dr. G. A. Mitchell, Mr. Wyly Light and Mrs. F. N. Prather. Dr. Mitchell died Monday noon, Mrs. Prather died Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock and "Wyly Light, at H. a. m. very sud- denly of heart trouble. While Hon. F. T. Do vie was in Atlanta today to poocuro a casket for-Mrs. Prather he was telegraphed to bring one for his friend Wyly Light. Dr. Mitchell was an eminent physician and comment citizen. He was a brother of Dr. K. Mitchell, 'of Lawrenceviile, and Pro- fessor 11. E. Mitchell, principal of the Ivy street school. His funeral was preached at 3 o'clock at the. Methodist church by He v. R. L. Campbell to a very large congregation of mourners. The other funerals will be preached tomorrow by Kev. D. S. McCrary. Miss Richards Is Dead. CtJMMTNG, Ga., August Richards, the young lady who was accrdently shot by her brother some time since, died yes- terday mornjng. Her father, Rev. E. C. Richards, has the sympathy of everybody in his affliction. SHE COULD NOT MARE THE BOND, But Was Helped. Oat by Would-be Assist- "WASHOTGTON, Ga., August Mrs. Gatchell, appointed postmistress at this place o'y Mr. Buck, has .been here for some daya. She could not furnish bond herself. The citizens were averse to the change, but realizing they were in Back's power, and that they were interested in getting postoffice facili- ties, determined to make the bond on her ap- pointment of a deputy in whom they Could have confidence. The bond was finally made by the friends of Stokes and Cling, "Walton. They are trust- worthy young men, with good-business habits. If the bond is-accepted, the office will go into' the new hands September 3d. Improvements In Brunswick. BRUNSWICK, Ga., August Today, Scott "Weal, of the National Sew- erage of New York, arrived in Brunswick to complete arrange- ments for introducing his system as per contract signed with the city last January. Alter many delays, it pleases everyone here to think that by next March ten miles of sewerage will be In operation as promised by Mr.'Scott; The thirty councilmen inet tonight and appointed -a committee to visit the'nortb, where the best system, is in usej and investigate its -works. J. M. GamewcU, the founder 'of tbe fire alarm telegraph system that bears his the city. He has investigated the Game-well just finished, and ex- presses.satisfactiori with, its manner taon., 'It ia'fo'fce gut into use at once. jprlnce 'Napoleon at Tunis. August is reported that Prince Napoleon cas Janded at Tunfu; is said traveling undet an name and to bo provided with an Italian passport. THW pretext for going to Tunis was that he to sea an estate. A CHCARIOSSTONIAN MURDERED. ,A German Storekeeper found Story of tho .Crime. CHARLESTON-, S- C., August 3 At 1 o'clock tiris morning Henry "Gardner, a young German, wt'O keeps a grocery store inV the northwestern suburbs of the city, was found dying in his store. The discovery was made by a negro who passed the place at the time. A doctor was summoned, but the man died without making a sign. Jffis head 'had been crushed in by an ax handle, wbich was found near the scene of the murder with traces of blood and hair clinging to it. The murder is wrapped in mystery. At the> coroner's inquest today tho following was de- veloped A white man nained John Mclnnery was seen talking with Gardner and left his about 9 ;SO o'clock, p. m. At 1 o'clock a negro named Curtis Shecut heard groans in Gard- ner's store, and with some of his neighbors, ho went in and found Gardner lying on the fioor with a fearful wound on the back of his The skull was crushed in. A heavy ax. handle lying near by was evidently the instru- ment with which the blow was struck, for oa one end of it was blood and hair. Pecer Hagan, a Wiley Pittsy a scavenger cart driver, both colored, were ex- amined by the coroner. Their statements were very confused. They were committed to> jail on suspicion that thoy committed tho deed. Shecut was committed to jail as a material witness. It is believed that he knows more than he has told. Pitts and Hagan bavo both had difficulties with Gardner, aud Pitta has been heard to threaten that he would get even with him. Hagan recently was roughly handled by Gardner whom he cursed andt abuseH in his own store. The verdict of the jury was death at the hands of persons un- known. Mclnnery has not yet turned up, although there are no suspicious against him. OF TRIAL FOR HIS For Burglary Is a Hanging Offense North Carolina. CHAELOTTE, N. Q., August In the criminal court here this morning J. H, Thomas, alias T. G- Townsend, was arraigned for burglary. It will be remembered by CONSTITUTION readers that about three weeks ago, A. Ilier- holzer, a leather drummer from Richmond, Va.T arrived here and registered at the Cen- tral. On the train he met a quandom friendt named Townsend, and after arriving Hierholzor and Tovmsend had a ride about town. That night Hierholzer retired to a, room in the Central hotel alone, and sometima afterwards, about 11 o'clock, Townsend en- tered the room through a window and titled Hierholzor's pockets. He got a thousand-mile ticket and some-cash, and ieft Hierholzer a cool note. Toivnaend left that night on the Air-Lino train. The next day he was captured at Ches- ter, brought back here and committed to jail. Townsend. is indicted for a hanging offense, and there was but little difficulty in. securing a jury. is a very intelli- gent looking young man, and is said to bor from Baltimore and wcl 1 connected there. The case will consume yet another day or more. The case was rushed through and] late at night a verdict of not guilty was rendered. A TRAIN-ROBBER. SCARE. Suspicions-''Actions of Two Richmond "and Danville Passengers. CHARLOTTK, N. C., August The passengers on the Richmond and Danvillo north-bound train, which left "Charlotte at, G o'clock yesterday afternoon, had a little ex- citement to vary the monotony of travel jusfe after leaving Lexington. Two mcu, "bad-looking cases, hoarded the train there with tickets to Thomosville. about the time the train had, got under full headway, one them arose and pulled the boll cord three times, giving the engineer regular signal to stop. l They were in the coach next to the car, and the thought of train robbers flashed- into tlie minds of all on board. Judge Dicfc happened to be one of the passengers, andt with the conductor and a body of men started forward to overpower the men, tiie conductor in the meantime having countermanded the signal to the engineer. As tbe men saw tbe crowd coming for them, and noticing that the speed of the train did they bolted for the forward end" of the car, gained tlie platform and leaped off. The train, was running at the rate of thirtr an hour, and it didn't stop to see wliae had became of the men. NORMAL INDUSTRIAL Tlie Contract for Its Erection let to: atB- AugrustfL Firm. AUGUSTA, Ga., August 12. The contract has been awarded to T. O. Brown, ;of this city, to erect the Girls' Normal Industrial School at Milledgeville. figure was The plans MacMurphy Story, architects of and show a graceful and ornate s More funds are needed from the legisl fore the basement and attic can be The structure, when complete, will Affairs in Buenos Ayres. BUENOS AYRES, August 12. The cabinet will meet to discuss measures to be taken in the event of the provinces resist- ing the new government. The new president of the national bank refuses to take his post without a formal verification of the alleged securities in the bank. _ Cardinal Newman's Remains. LONDON, August 12. The remains of Cardi- nal Newman will lie in state in tbe oratory of St. Philip Neri, at Edge Boston, until" funeral, which will take place Tuesday next. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. The cholera epidemic has diminished at Valencia and Toledo, Spain. Bond offerings yesterday all accepted at 134 for four per cents, and 103% tor four and a aalfs. "W. O. B. Branch has been nominated for con- gress by the democrats of the-first district ot STorth Carolina. The autumn parade of the Geiman Guards waa held yesterday at Berlin. The emperor and em- press were present. Careful estimates of the growing orange crop of Florida places it at boxes, or about thd game as last year. The woolen mills of C. E. Gelsendorff Co., fa West Indianapolis, burned yesterday Loss insurance The Times believes that the eventual result of the American silver coinage actwillne- the adoption by America of a silver Btandard. The cyclone which was east and northeast Cuba ou atonday is approaching the TJnittam States coast in the direction of Charleston, S. The'treasury department at day seut about in silver certificates to. the subtreasury in New York to under the new law. Hume Clay, aged twenty-seven years, who is connected with the best neoole of Kentucky, has disappeared; and now it leaSs out that lie forged the name of his grandfather, Matthew Home, foe many thousaiidfi'of dollars. The California republican convention met aft Sacramento yesterday and organized. It aS- lourned Kntil today. Tho contest for governor ia regarded aa centering between Congressman, -Morrow and Colonel Marknam. 'The-house, anti-lottery bill was favoroWy oortedto jthBJsenate -.yesterday vwith an amend-. menu proViding that newspapers published ia forewru countries ahatt not be exclutwd from tho txnless, in tlie opinion of postmaster- ralttoey are being clr yeruatag t rSPAPERf rSPAPERf ;