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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia VOL. XXII ATLANTA, GA., FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, PAGES, PRICE FIVE 1 IT IS LAID ASIDE UNTIL NEXT SESSION. THE FORCE BILL YIRTUflLLY DEflDf llatt Quay Comes Out of the Fight THE CONFERENCE VIST NIGHT. The Senators Come to an Under- stand WASHINGTON, August Quay resolution touk a very sonwitional turn today. It -was expected this morning- that the big fight would bo waged to a finish and either the Quays or tho anti-Quays j go down in defeat. Consequently tho galleries wt-ro filled and nearly every senator was iin his scat when the senate called to order at 10 o'clock. But the cro-nil disappointed1 There Mr. Quay's resolution was not mentioned during the morning hour, and shortly aftor 11 o'clock the tariff bill -vvtts taken up. But there were and conferences going on all the morning. First, Quay and Hoar got together and talked excitedly for a while Thoii they calmed down, and seemed to have agreed. QUAY COMTEKS WITH GORMAN. Then Quay went over to the democratic siilo, -ingled out Senator Gorman, and the leaders retired. They remained closeted for half an hour, and when they returned to the chamber, arm in arm, every one knew some agreement in regard to the disposition of the force Lit! had boon reached. Mr. Quay wore a smile and it very light suit of clothes. The smile meant toilet fcliOM cd he had prej-aied for it. THE AdllEji'MICNT KNOWN. Later in tho afternoon, the full storj came out. The republicans of all three factions de- cided, after the developments of yesterday, it best to stop airing their dirty Ihien in public and take time to retire to privacy and chango their garments. Thus they got together and the leaders reached an agree- ment. Mr. Quay, having things his own ay, saw that it was necessary that "breaches in tho party should be healed, or appear to be, and he, there- fore, rnado the proposition that, provided the republican senators get together and agree in private that the force bill should go over until next season for action, he would agree to withdraw his res- olution and make a private deal with the dem- ocrats. He would pledge the word of tho re- publican senators that the force bill would not bo called up at all at this session if tlie demo- crats would allow a vote on the tariff and ad- journ four weeks. THE HOAR FACTION WILLING. Such an. arrangement, he said, the demo- crats would consent to. The Hoar faction partially agreed to this, us it was their best way out of the difficulty, and In order to perfect it a conference was called to- night at the home ot one of tlie senators. Some of the republican senators wanted to include in the agreement a date npon tthich a vote shall be taken upon the force bill next session, hut as the demo- crate would never consent to a vote being taken either now, next session, or at all, Mr. Quay refused to allow it to be in- corporated in the agreement. A CONFERENCE LAST WIGHT. Tho conference tonight is between the leaders of the three factions of republican senators, and it is believed that if Quay's proposition is not accepted absolutely, some- thing very near it will bo agreed upon, for the Hoar men want no more open fighting in the senate chamber. Quay told Hoar he would agree to the adoption of gag rules to pass the bill next session. However, Quay knows there are men in tho senate who will never consent to this, and if the bill goes it seems certain it theu it is dead beyond resurrection. The fight is, or, still full of in- terest, but all will bo known in a day or tv, tomorrow. WAS 33ONE AT THE CONFERENCE. Every republican senator now in the city represented at tho conference held this evening at the residence of Senator McMillan, either in person or by proxy. Among those present were: Messrs. Allison, Aldrich, Allen, Hawley, Platt, Hale, Frye, Blair, Hoar, Dixon, Evarts, Hiscock, Quay, Ilig- gins, Stocbbridge, Cullom, Spooner, Sawyer, "Waihburn, Davis, Moody, Plumb, Dolpli, Mitchell, Squires, Paddock, Manderson, and "Wilbonof Iowa. More thaifpfwo hours were spent in an ex- change of. views, there being, in the language of one of the senators, "as many plans proposec for a settlement of difficulties confronting the republican majority as there were senators present." Friends of the election bill, of course, pre- sented the claims of that measure for consid- eration and action at this session of congress. The proposition that was made by Mr. Teller some time ago, to take up the bill and discuss it for a time and then lay it aside nnlil the next session, met with some favor, Sir. Moody made a speech advocating tho adoption of the previous question rule, which vras received with applause. After the presentation of these various views the duty of arranging an order of business to be substituted for the Quay resolution, anc other pending propositions, was assigned to a committee, with, Mr. Hoar as chairman, anc comprising in its membership Messrs. Allison Spooner and Hale. This committee, it la un derstood, will prepare a resolution, if possible "by tomorrow morning, to-he offered in place o the Quay resolution. The order, it is said, i to include a vote on the tariff hill and upon certain other measures named in the Quay res- olution. The election hill will go over unti the next session, and will he tho first measure considered when congress reassembles in De- cember. A FEDERAL COUET AX ATHENA. Tilr. Carlton has been vigorously poshing th providing ibr a lederal court at Athens he- fore tho senate. The bill passed the house some months ago, and has been before the sen- ate committee on judiciary since. Today the committee promised Mr. Carlton to report it favorably, and within a few weeks it is quite certain to pass the senate and receive the pres- ident's iignature. Mr. Carlton will follow the passage of this bill with a public building for Athena. DETAINED BY BU8INNSS, Judge Ciisp and Sir, Butterworth -will not go to the Piedmont Chautauqua. have found it will bo impossible for them to leave during the next ten days on account of the compound lard bill and the Batterworih option bill. THE FLUURY IN WALL STRKKT. There was almost a panic on Wall street tins afternoon owing to the stringency in tho money market. Money 011 call brought at the rate of 1811 per cent per annum. This evening Secre- tary Windora issued an order which he hopes will relievo tho strain and avert a national calamity. The treasury department will re- ceive of 4V per cent government bonds at pur with accrued interest between now and September 1st, and on that day all ovmers of bonds who sell will receive a year's interest in advance, which is equivalent to at lOil with accrued interest. It is ex- ected that this order will put in Vail street in two days. ZHK AUGUSTA TOSTOFFICE. There were no now developments in the Yusjusta postoifico matter today. However, olonul CInrkhon is preparing bis plans to have 'omuiig's name withdrawn, and unless Wana- Laker returns and interferes Clarfcsou will be ueee-isful. Colonel A very liat, returned from Atlanta, lo reports Senator Brown's health better. Mr and Mrs. J. AV. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. rceii Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Smith id II V. Hardwick, of Atlanta, are at tho lotropuUtaii._______ E. W. B. HE UKl'T THE ROOM Vlten tlie Committee to Compel Gretmby Itaaiu to Protlnro Hlb. Books. "WASHINGTON, August special .ou-o committee this'morning began the in- pstig.vt.on of the charges made against 1'en- 1011 rommisiioner Kauin by planng tho eom- nssioiier upon the stand. Representative Cooper, of brought the charges nd introduced the resolution of inquiry, an- e.irod as counsel for the government. He ailed for tho production of the books of the Krfiigerating Company, but Mr. .aum icfnsoil to produce them, upon the round 11 they had nothing to do with the of ofiicial corruption. Sir. Cooper endeavored to induce tho com- niltee to compel the pioductimi of the books, nt failed. Mr. Cooper soon found himself at idds v. Lib, the connnittee, and announcing that 16 was .so hound by the committee's action Us o 1m estopped from proceeding properly, von Id retire, .and thereupon he picked up his tapers and lett the room. The conimittoii then proceeded with the ex- aminaUoiifof the commirisiouer. He said that IB had borrowed upon tbc'.endorsement f Pension Attorney Lemon and had renewed lotos from tini3 to time. Tho amount now lue was but I.emon held col- ateral for twice that amount. He lowoverjiad never given priority to any claims or HiOinon or finy other attorney. The attor- neys had never secured priority at all, but members of congress bomotimes did. Mr. jemon'3 leUer, asking for action upon a list of ms -which he presented, was road to the ftnitteo. Mr. Haum said that no action had icen taken on it. In reply to questions by Mr. Smyser, the emphatically declared that he did not issue certain specified orders nt the request of Lemon, and had not advanced any of Lemon's cases over those of others on com- leted tiles. He had urged upon the chief of divisions in tho ollice to s' favor in the consideration of cases. At this point Mr. Lowis, referring to Mr. >ljoper, said his sudden and inconsiderate vithdmwal from the case had placed his 'olleague (Mr. Goodnght) and himself in an anknard position, as they did not know any- hing about the caso. He thought that to ,hrow all tho light possible on the it was proper that Mr. Cooper should return and re- sumo his connection with the case. He thought Mr. Cooper had left in some temper, and temper had been also displayed by tome members of tho committee. Other members of the commitsce also expressed a willingness ,o have Mr. Cooper return. MR. OOl'KIt RETURNS. Judge Jeremiah "Wilson, of this city, who was present, said that Captain Lemon had jeou his client in some cases, although he was uot intlio present case. Mr. Lemon was at present absent from the city, He thought '.t due to the commissioner of pensions and to Mr. Lemon that Mr. Cooper should return and assume charge of the matter and assist in get- ting at the facts. Mr. Cooper was accordingly sent for and shortly reappeared. The commit- however, having sat for live hours de- cided nt this point to adjotirn. UNTYING THE BAGS. Seen Wlmiom WHl What He Cai to Kelieve the Financial Stringency. "WASHINGTON, August Sccre- taiy Nottletoii jyas in telegraphic communica- tion today with Secretary Windoin, who is at WilhauasUmii, regard to tho best method relieving the present financial stringency, and as a result issued the following circular this evening: TKKAsUKTf UCP K.NT, OFriCT OP TIIH "WASH IMI FOX, August pur- suance of the authority contained in section aiid of tlie revised statutes of the United States, public notice is hereby given tbat at any tune befoie September 1, 1890, the secre- tary oi tho treasury will receive at the treasury department, in the city ot Washington, or at the the ofiice of jiny aa-sintant treasurer of the United States anil wil) redeem at par per cent boiid% acts of Jnly and January 20, to an amount not and on or immediately after September 1, lisUO, will pre- pay to the owners ot bonds so; eceived, all lateres! on said bonds to and including August without rebate of interest. The circular ol Aucust is hereby rescinded. WILLIAX WISDOM, Secretary. It is explained at the treasury department that tho slight delay in making the prepay- ment of interest on of bonds ia made necessary by the fact that the law does not permit the anticipation of more than one year's interest. A SILVER LINING FOR, THE CLOUD. Mr. Davidson, of tho mint, today authorized the superintendent of the mint at Philadelphia to make advances on silver bars, as soon as re- ceived, in order to relievo tlie stringency in the New York money market. This action will result in the immediate release of over on account of silver purchases already made -which otherwise would be with- held until after the bullion had been meltec and assayed, the process usually taking two or three days. The ITlgures Show an Increase. WASHINGTON, August population of the third supervisor's district of North Caro- lina was given oat today hy the census ofSce as This is an increase during the last census period of or 15.35 per cent. The Sun's Cotton Keview. ISIEW YORK, August opened at a decline of 2 points, closing easy on nearandsteady ou distant montlra, at a decline of 23 points on August, 12 points on September, G points on October, and 3 to 4 points on other months from yesterday's closing prices. The receipts at the ports were bales against bales last year There was a grand rush to sell August ant September, especially August, partly owing t dullness and more or less depression abroad, sale at Liverpool being only bales: partly to high rates for money here, US percent being touched partly to depression at south, where receipts wSHMiiwaJ, and partly to Liverpool selling hew WOMEN GALLED TO THE RESCUE. 'EMflLE SUFFRftGE' RESOLUTIONS n the Mississippi Constitutional Convention. A PROPERTY QUALIFICATION, Judiciary Committee to Re- port Today. JACKSON, Miss., August tinge of sen- mient colored the proceedings of the constitu- lonal convention today during the progress of >elegate John W. Powell's speech in support f a proposition offered by himself to confer u if rage upon women. Mr. Fewell's resolution cads as follows: Keholved, That it is tlie sense of this convention lint it is a condition necessary to the solution of he franchise problem that the right to vote shall e beeured, by proper constitutional tnat'tment, to very woman ttlio resided in this btute i ix month.-, and who bha.ll be twenty-one years of go or upwards, mill who. Bliall own, or husband, il she have a husband, shall own eal estate fcltuattid in state of the clear value Sjuo, over mid above all encumbrances. The n the question, but the committee on elective regarded such reference with the in- tructioiis suggested as infringing upon the ircrogattve of tlio elective franchise commit- eu, and after two hours' ditcossion Mr. Few- ill struck out the objectionable 1 a uses of h is re f ereucc resol ution and i ad it referred the usual way. tJ.OlHEK I-EM ALE fcUFFHAGC AMEND nilCNT. Hudson, of Yazoo, also offered an ameudiiient Crowding for fomale suffrage with report y and educational qualifications. This also embraces tho Australian ballot system. The woman suffrage idea is growing in favor ,mong the best minds of the convention, and unless safety from negro supremacy can be reached by other methods. Mr. Powell's or one similar to it', will be adopted. THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE'S KEBOB.T. At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning the ju- diciary committee will make its report the question submitted by the convention a days ago as to whether the fundamental conditions embraced in the act of congress of .870, readmitting Mississippi into the union, arc constitutional and binding upon tliis conven- tion. It is understood that the committee will report against the constitutionality of the fundamental conditions, and advise the con- vention that they are not hound by them. Tho convention will probably adjourn tomorrow until Monday, there being no business ready for consideration. GEORGE WISIS WHITES A K.3STTKR. Ho Explains Why Mo Sonpht Nomination, and Says He Will Not Again. RICHMOND, Va., August Hon. George D. Wise, who has just been nominated for the sixth successive time as the democratic candidate for congress from this district. Has prepared an address to his con- stituents, winch will appear in the Richmond papers tomorrow morning. He urges harmony and united action, and _gives a brief review of tho circumstances under which ho has received the nomination for tlie last three times. In 188l> he declared that he would not be a candidate, but being greatly importuned he finally decided to run, and two years latter he had decided not to offer for the suffrage of his people, but the contention was unanimous in nominating him, and he accepted. He de- clares that he honestly elected and that the republicans meagre minority sought to increase it by dishonest methods for partisan purposes, and recklessly violating well settled rules of law and disregarding tlie weight of evidence in which their decision should have been based, they unhesitatingly defied the will of the sovereign people by the removal of democrats who were duly elected. He adds "when such an injury, and such an insult has been offered through the theft of my seat, T felt it to be a duty to ask at your hands an opportunity to resent such conduct." Mr. Wise concludes with tho announcement that he-will not again seek the nomination under any circumstances. Appointment of Delegates, RICHMOND, Va., August Mc- JKimiey, who is at the Yellow Sulphur Springs, has appointed the following delegates from Virginia to the American forestry congress, to be held in Quebec on September 2d: Messrs. K.-C. Murray, of Norfolk; Carter Glass, of Lynchburg; Miles M. Martin, of Glasgow; Henry Stuart, of llussoll county: William T. Chandler, of Caroline; Frank Noland, of Han- over, and N. S. Tumbull, of Brunswick. The governor has appointed Major Robert Styles. Judge George Christian, and Major John Foe, Jr., delegates to the national prison congress, to be held in Cincinnati on Septem- ber 25th. Wisconsin's Eepublicon Ticket. MILWAUKEE, August republican state convention did not finish its labors until alter midnight. The ticket was completed as follows: Secretary ol state, Edwin D. Coe, oJ Walworth; treasurer, Albert B. Geilfuas, of Milwaukee, attorney general, James O'Neill, of .Clark countv; superintendent of .public in- struction, D. Harvey, of Winnebago; rail- road commissioner, Lyman E. Brimi, of JSau The convention did not adjourn until o'clock this morning. The last candidate chosen was David fcjchreiner, of Lancaster, for insurance commissioner. Mr. Schreiner is a Lutheran, with an empty sleeve. The ticket and platform gives general satisfaction. A IN THE the Farmers' Alliance. This is a deliberate attempt to induce the alliance to become re- publican in idea, and asopwill next be thrown out that the alliancemen will he given all the offices if they will only ally themselves with the republicans. Tie attempt is a vain one. As was well remarked in the democratic state Convention yesterday, the alliance is wholly n tho democratic ranks, and its members are as good democrats as tread the soil of tho state. Pennsylvania Prohibitionists. f i HAE.EISBURQ, Pa., August prohi jitipn state convention today made the fol- owing nominations: Governor, Charles VTUler, Venango county; lieutenant governor. Colonel Charles E. Hyatt, Chester county; secretary internal affairs, William T. Dunn, of Allegheny City. The Nest Governor of California. SAN JOSE, Cal.. August demo- cratic state convention totjay nominated as a candidate for governor, E'.'lJ. Pond, mayor of 3an Fraiicisco. COUNTY POLITICS. What Promised to Ee a Biff Storm Happily Averted. FHANKLIN, Ga., August Yesterday was a big day in Heard politics. Che oldest politicians say that there was never such a crowd at a political convention in the county. It was generally believed the meeting would >e stormy, but discretion reigned and the con- vention did its work, and adjourned in har- mony. The anticipated storm passed off as quietly as a summer breeze. w The trouble arose from tho action of tho executive committee on Saturday last. The committee had previously arranged for a pri- mary to nominate a. candidate for representa- tive. The chairman construed the meaning of the committee to he that none birt white dem- ocrats should vote. Although the election s to occur on the 23d, the committee was called together on Saturday last and passed a iaew resolution allowing all persons who would agree to support the nominee to vote. And this is what kicked up the racket. The people were notified, and on "Wednesday the town was crowded. When the body was called to order the courthouse was a jam. The assembly was determined, and intended to take the matter in hand if the committee did not rescind their action. A majority of the committee was however, and after a session of nearly ;wo hours, decided to change their previous work. The mass meeting sat patiently until the committee reported, and then accepted the action -without discussing the merits of the situation. The contest for representation has grown qaite warm, and the leastlimpropriety on the ?art of the friends of cither creates a feeling, t was fortunate that yesterday's meeting TA as manipulated by conservative heads. JLUMMSIN ENDORSED. Glnscock's Grand Jury Pays Him a. Mand- some Coiupliuaont. GIBSON, Ga., August court this term was literally a case of a "short horse speedily curried." It only lasted one day, although the grand jury did not presentments until about ion ofltuo second day. Not a criminal cause was tried and not a true bill found. How is that for a record for Glascock? At the conclusion of court the jury, in special presentments, alluded to Judge Sam- uel Lumpkin in very complimentary terms, and endorsed him for the supreme bench. Judge Lumpkin thanked the body in a few well chosen and feeling words. Judge Lump-" kin was deeply touched at the voluntary action of the grand inquest. They also recom- mended Solicitor General Howard for judge of this circuit to succeed Judge Lumpkin. Hen. Hamilton McWhortor, ot Oglethprpe, was in attendance, and met and made friends with many oC our leading citizens. Mr. Mc- Whortor is an aspirant for the judicial ermine ol this circuit, and his chances seem to be good. He is certainly a prime favorite at this bar. George C. Evans, of Sandersvillc, was licensed to plead and practice law. TALK. IN WALKER. and Klack Republicans in North Carolina Are Oat with Each Otlier. BAX.BIGH, N. C., August The work of yesterday's democratic state con- vention gives general pleasure to the demo- crats. Trouble is expected at the approaching; republican state convention, owing to negro revolt. The negroes are circulating attacks on the white republicans very freely, and de- clare that they can control matters if they stand together. The Signaljthe republican organ hete, in today's "issue attacks the administra- tion and the republican party as now existing in Korth Carolina, and urges'the Trhite re- publicans to tafeerstep3 to form a 'party Tho Doctor Hoe Been Asked to There. LAFAYETTK, Ga., August Tho interview of THK CONSTITUTION'S corre- spondent -with Felton, which was pub- lished yesterday, lias caused quite a stir in political circles here. It has aroused some of the former enthusiasm manifested in the old seventh. There is being circulated a petition asking tho doctor to speak here next week, and, as it ig court week, if he accepts, he will have a large crowd. A number of men who have always opposed the doctor have snid openly that they would now support liim if ho could be nominated. Griffin's Primaries. GRIFFIN, Ga., August ing county's new executive committee held its first meeting today at the courthouse. Acting Chairman E. H. Searcoy presided, and was retained as permanent chairman, while H. T. Patterson was elected vice chairman. Mr. J. Clarke Brooks made permanent secretary. After these preliminaries C. B. Bostwick, of Cabins, offered resolutions providing for a strictly democratic primary nomination to be held on Tuesday, September Hith, for county ofiicers, and that only known democrats, who vote the state and national democratic tickets, be allowed to vote. Provisions for the prima- ries were made. ___________ Three Candidates In Brooks. QTIITMAN, Ga., August political pot is beginning to boil. Captain J. G. McCall and Colonel W. S. Humphreys have been making a still hunt to secure the nomination for representative for the past month. Today the friends of J. N. McLean announced him as a candidate. The primary will he held on the 17th of September, and the three-corn erea fight promises to become quite interesting. Mr. McLean, the new can- didate, is a naval store's manufacturer in this county, and he is at present a member of the board of county commissioners. Tlie Primary in Troup. LAGBANGE, Ga., August primary election was held today for county officers. All the districts have not reported, bu! the returns indicate the nomination of E. H. Henderson for Sheriff, E. -T. "Wlnn for clerk, "W. "W. Cato for collector, T. H. Candle for coroner aad J. H. Covin for surveyor by big majorities. B. Butts is probably electee receiver over II. E. Clark, the incumbent The treasurer ia in doubt. J. N. Smith loads with L, J. Borders following close. A big vote was polled all over the county. Oconee's Consolidated Vote. "WATKrasvii-DE, Ga., August The returns from all tho precincts of Oconee show a plurality of three votes for Mr. Olive Mr. Colley's splendid race has been a surprise to his friends, for they did not expect him. to carry the county. T he consolidated vote shows; Olive, 151; Lawson, 71. The Primary En Carroll. CARBottTON, Ga., August Harper and Sharpe carried Carroll county fa the legislature. The following ia the vote o each; Sharps, Harper, 983; Kowe, 259 IVIcDaniel, 24Q, The total vote ol the waa about half of the democratic vote. THEY WILL STAND BY THE MEN N FIGHTING THE YMDERBILTS, s What the Executive Board Says. 1R. POWDERLY'S MANIFESTO. Detailing the Causes of Trouble on the Central. NEW YORK, August general execu- ive board of the Knights of Labor, reported onight that everything was very encouraging, ad that they were in constant communication ith the strikers all along the line. MB. rOWDEBXY TO THE PUBLIC. The following manifesto was given to the resaby Mr. Powderly tonight: To the People: For some time the management f the New York Central and Hudson llivcr oad have Ijcen discharging employes wboliaie een active m labor ailinrs. It happens that all those who have been dismissed are mem- era of the order of the Kjnglits of Labor, and have at one time or nother beeu officers of the order, or have served n committees which waited on officials with the lew of presenting grievances. These discharges ecatne so frequent and were so clearly evidence f a settled purpose on the part of the company to isrupt and destroy the organization of tlio inightS of Labor upon tho Ceutra.1 system, that he executive board of District Assembly No. 245, wliiuli the Kniglits of Labor upon the sj stern re enrolled, found it neceseary to call a special meeting in New York to consider the situation. HISTORY OF THK TKOUBLE. After reviewing the general executive ioard'8 effort for arbitration, he continues: The public may have formed erroneous im- rebsions of the position of the In coiitro- crsy. We do not pretend to dictate to ilie com- any that it snail not discharge employes, but in 11 fairness a discharged man should be tyld e is dismissed. During the tcbsion of the state legislature, the .nitfhta of Labor ol New York were active in the aasajje of the weekly pay "bill. A committee ot uiclits, representing the eunilojes of the New iors and Hud-son Iliver railroad, aced in the legislative committee mom at AI- aiiy by attorneys ot the and luehtionedand terrorized. of the members it that committee who verc at time .y tiie >.ew York Central were tit cause, or rather without any cause. L'licre txi-td not a uf duuht in the mind of hat committee that theMJ men singled out or to secure the pabsnfro of the above mt-iitioned After thoroughly nvcati-'atinc the causes whicli to the .trike and alter making every eflort n tbe'ir power to iiiduce the company to arbitrate jr submit to an investigation by impartial men he question at whether the men were (Ubdiargefi because they were Knights of and tor the purpose of destroying their organizatioii, OB thev believe and maintain, or for ust and proper reason as the officials of the company allege. "WILL STAND 11V THE The gonem.1 executive board have, by unani- mous vote, determined to stand bj- tho men, who, vhather their stnke'was opportune or not, had nu alternative consistent with thtir manhood. I have no doubt but that it is the determination if the management to the organization ot abor along the line of the New York Central and iudson Itiver railroad, unless that organization subserviently bends the knee to the will of the anderbilts. During the controversy Messrs. Toucey and Webb stated and repeated the statement that the nen were not because tliey were Knijrhta of Labor, and they expected the public to believe them simply because they say so. ISoth of these gentlemen deny certain things in relation to their conversation with me, which. joth Mr. Devlin and myseli nre prepared to make ilhdavit to. I mav, tlierolore. be excused U I am not prepared to "accept, as being true beyond question, any denial by them of the statements iiinde by men whose word should be of equal with others. Everything that could in honor be done to terminate thustrike on an honorable basis for the men wa- done, and ol an uncon- ditional and absolute surrender on the part ot the men or prote-it against the tyranny of officials of the New Y'ork Central and Hudson River rail- road was presented to UK. Under the circumstances, such a surrender would be unmanly. It would be cowardly and unworthy of tho sons of wnojn two liemi- snlirres btrugpj'ed and died for the right ot hu- manity. AN AI'PEAL FOU We do not beck the quarrel. The general execu- tive board new uotlung ot it until it was thrust upon them, and now that we have to face it, we ask of the entire order ot Knights of JLabor to come to our assistance with means to win the strike. We want money to carry on the struggle. We not only ask of the Kniglits of Labor to come to our aid, but we ask it of iriemben> of all organ- ized labor. It Is our turn now; it will be yours anon. We not only ask labor organizations, but wo aak of rbe creat public to come to our relief. AV'e are nehtinc against a power far more dangerous than, that wJUieh laid down its arms at Yorktown. CAPTURING THE NEW MEN. BUFFALO, N. Y., August strikers horo made a checkmate move 011 the Central people this afternoon. They captured forty odd men who arrived in the this morning and yesterday. They understood they were to work on a now division of the Central. A meeting held this afternoon so as to send these men all back to their homes, TO A letter frora Powderly to P. M. Arthur, grand chief engineer of the Engineers' Broth- erhood, says: Many of tlie men on strike are firemen, and be- long not only to the Jvnights ot Labor, but to tbs Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, atid in some instances their places are being tilled by members of the Brothernood of Locomotive Engineers who have stepped down from tho footboard to pick up the shovels which were dropped by the firemen. Are we to understand that tins action is to receive the sanction of the organization you represent? A MEETING OF THE FEDEBATION. NEW YOBK, August chiefs of the Federation of Railway Employes left for Terre Haute, Ind., this moroms, Chief Sergeant, of the Firemen's Brotherhood, saying that the meeting of the federation would te held there, at which a strike on the Vanderhilt system would undoubtedly be ordered. He said that the firm refusal of Vice President Webb to arbitrate had rendered this action necessary. Mr. Webb's arbitrary methods made it useless to deal with him any longer. The Central officials are preparing to meet a general strike if one should be ordered. Mr. "Webb said that be did not doubt that the supreme council of the Hallway Employes' Federation "would call ou1 the men, but he did not believe near so many of them as the labor men expected wouk leave their posts. A majority of the com- pany's employes, he thought, would remain'at A TALK WITH MR. SWEENKT. Grand Master Sweeney, of tho Switchmen's Association, put a different completion on tin condition of affairs this afternoon. He sail the supreme council may not endorse the action of the chief's of the four orders, and it is purely a supposition to say that they will order a gen eral strike. "Another thing there has been no unanimous opinion formed by the executive council of the federation that the comnany was making an attack on our organizations. On thfl contrary, -we have been divided on. the subject. The reason for convening the su- preme council was because was too heavy for four men of the executive board to shoulder." Mr. Sweeney also says that Mr. Sargeant has never stated that be would recommend a general tie-up to tho supreme council Mr. Sweeney added that since the strike be- gun 23i carloads of beef have been destroyed on tho Central betwQenliere and Buffalo and had to be buried, and there arc now many of fruit at Buffalo, which will probably meet tho same fate. THK CKSTKAL FICUEJNG. Tlie Kew York Central officials have been making some computations today, regarding tlie number of men who are likely to go on strike. They say there are men em- ployed on the Xnw York Central road, and be- tween and on other roads of tho Vanderbilt system. Of these men there arc on. the entire Vanderbilt system Knights of Labor ami members of the federation. Three thousand men have left the Central em- ploy aince the strike has been declared. ARE NOT UNEASY. CHICAGO, August officials of ihe VanderDilt lines in this city say they are not making any preparations fora strike and do not expect one. BOSTON-, August Boston and AI- lany railroad has given orders to receive all reights as for all points on the New 'orlt Central railroad ana points west. OUK WINNIE'S FUTURE HOME. An Explosion Destroys tlie Wilkinson Man- sion at Syracuse. SYHAOUSE, N. Y., August Tho Wilkinson mansion, on James street, tho mme of Alfred Wilkinson, who is to wed Miss Winnie Davis, was destroyed by fire today. The fire was caused by an explosion of ine pails and pails of which the gardner, Cy- urieii Couvette, was using in connection witb. turning sulphur to fumigate the interior of tha louse. By the explosion the entire roof of the west ring of the residence, located in the rear, was ilown into the air and the gardener came lying through tho second-story window on to he lawn. His clothes were on fire, and ho lied from his injuries a few hours later. The house is valued at and will be i. total loss. Much of tho furniture and valu- able bric-a-brac is ruined. The family were not here, Alfred Wilkinson being at his offico jid his mother in Europe. A NOTE WRITER IN TROUBLE. A Yontig tad? Insulted by a Drummer, Wbo> Has Been Cased. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August News has just been received in this city that it Annibtnii yesterday drummer in- cited a Miss Thompson, a dressmaker in that city, by sending her a note and making inde- cent proposals to her. The young lady summoned a policeman and placed lie note in his hands, with instructions to ar- rest him. This was done and the insulter >laced under arrest He gave bond. The caso was called this morning, until ;omorrow. Miss Thompson is a poor, icnest and industrious working girl, ,hc drummer will be prosecuted to the full ex- ;ent of the law. Oo Rim and Was Shot Down, BIRMINGHAM, Ala., August 3rant Matthews, a negro, was shot and ay a posse of officers near this city lato this afternoon. Sunday night Matthews shot and painfully wounded Police Officer Eagan, who was trying to arrest him for fighting After shooting the officer, Matthews ran and escaped from the city. He was located today at some mines near by, and a posse went out to arrest iiiin. lie ra.ii when lie saw tho officers and was shot down. Two pistols wore found in his pockets. The Winchester Rattled Thorn. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Near Trussvillo, ten miles from this city, to- unknown white man made a criminal as- sault on a negro woman. Her screams brought some white men to her rescue and they at- tempted to arrest her assailant, but he was armed with a Winchester rilie and defied tha crowd, keeping back with his gun. Ha reached the woods and escaped. The officers are now searching for him. A Pullman Conductor Killed.) KANSAS CITY, August freight train ran into the rear of a train on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad at Paola, forty-three miles south of here last night, killing I'ullmau Conductor Camp instantly. The engineer and fireman of tho freighC jumped from the cab. Engineer Woodward, was seriously injured by his fall. A brake- man, whose name is unknown, is probably fatally injured. No passengers were hurt. ISurnlng of a Hotel. WATER-TOWN, N. Y., Angrust which started in the kitchen of Thousand Island Park hotel early this morning, de- stroyed the hotel and twenty other buildings. The loss will reach No lives lost, but it is reported that some guosts were) injured, Tlie Mines tit Bo Reopened. RALEIGH, N. C., Aueruht The iron mines at Chapel Hill are to be re- opened and operated on an extensive scale by a syndicate, the principal members oE whicU arc well known railway men. Nine years these mines were opened, hut for some causa work was soon suspended, though the ore is of great purity and quite accessible. The Ashore. NEW YORK, August steamer Au- gusta Victoria, Captain Albert, which left this port this morning for Hamburg, returned at G :3.1 o'clock p. iu., and anchored at quarantine. She had on hoard 363 passengers of the steamer Dania, from Ham- burg, which went ashore about midnight, dur- ing a dense fog._______________ Tlio American Bar Association. SARATOGA, N. Y., August a meet- ing this morning of the American Bar Asso- ciation, a number of new members wera elected. James C. Carter delivered an ad- dress on and the Actual in the John T. Buncombe, of a paper on election laws.____ They Axe to Be Fitted. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., August There is much excitement at Loc'charl, a town fifty miles northeast of here, over an out- break of smallpox there. There are four cases already reported, and fears are entertained that the disease will spread, although every effort is being made to keep it under controll. Strides in Belgium. BRUSSELS, August from IVIons state that miners in the Borinage district have struck. Socialist leaders are fermenting discontent among the men, and it is expected that the movement will Peace In Central America. PARIS, August Guatemalan lega- tion has received a cable dispatch announcing; that Guatemala has signed a peace with Sal- vador. The dispatch further says that Vice President Ayala has assumed power and is arranging for an election for president. TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. Charles Seidell. of Cincinnati, employed at tlia Dupont powder works, trie rl to open a can or powder with a file. An explosion followed, bct- dell was killed and three other men, were latally InjuredL It is reported tuat 150 lives were tost in a cvclono in the canton of Varlo, Switzerland, yesterday. Thel-all Mall Gazette says the British ship owners, representing a capital of hava decided to unite in a fight against labor unions. A trcatr of peace between Guatemala aad Yadot irafi signed last Monday. t- VSPAPEJRI ;