Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - August 26, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA: .CONST VOL. XXII. ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, PAGES. FRICE FIVE CENTS. IT LOOKS AS IF NORWOOD'S THE MAN. The Georgia Senatorial Discussed at Washington. SLLIftNCE FRIENDLY TO NORWOOD. A Savannah Man Discusses the Ex-Senator and the Race. HAW All 3FOR HAWAHANS." WASHINGTON, August liveliest interest is manifested here in the senatorial situation in Georgia, and news from Atlanta is eagerly looked for, espe- cially by the senators and representatives from the south. The programme from this standpoint seems to be arranged. The fight for Senator Brown's ieat will be be- tween ex-Senator John B. Gor- don and ex-Senator Thomas M. Norwood, anil tho fight is going to bo bitter and Thoro is every indication that Colonel Norwood will have the alliance vote and the alliance endorsement. His recent letter, declining to be a candidate for congress, Tim National Economist prints aud praises as true alliance doctrine. This is of itself enought o warrant the be- lief that Colonel Norwood and the alliance are on most friendly tt i .is. Colonel Norwood refused to t.ilk on this most interesting subject, but it is known that ho has the confidence of all the alliance leaders here in Wash- ington, and from his home come reports seem to indicate that he is just as thought of by tlie alliancemen there. A well-known Savannah man who is here said today; "Mr. Norwood, as I happen to know, is in lull svmpathy with tho alliance, and both tho national and state leaders of that body are looking toward him as the man to carry the alliance standard to victory. He lias received a great many letters from Georgia since the state alliance convention concerning his entering the race, and he has said nothing, lie is seriously considering the matter." In this connection, Colonel Norwood's Sa- vannah friend called attention to an inter- esting fact. "HiiA e you read Norwood's book, he asked. "If you have, you re'iieinber tbat it outlines pretty much the condition of affairs that exists in Geor- gia now. "Well, prominent alliancemen have called attention to that, and it may be that story may prove an item in his return to the senate. "Who While General Gordons strength is un- -doubted, the people here have begun to think everything possible with tbe alliance, and that now that they have decided to fight Gordon, his defeat is assured. "It is a fight for said a Geor- gian today. "It is not the man. Governor Gordon, by his recent speech, haa simply flaunted the red rag in Jhe face of the farmer and sent out a challenge to battle. The farmers will fight, there is someholy else .fighting for Norwood, too. But you -mil see later. Would you be surpusod to see Gordon come down before the legislature meets? I wouldn't." Coloiiol Norwood left for home thia morn- ing, as he saya, to resume his law practice. The Wild K.ansan Makes a Sensation. There was quite a surprise in the senate to- -day wheu. Mr. Plumb, of Kansas, objected to "Rlr Aldrich's request for unanimous consent jo fix. a day for the vote upon the tariff bill. Tho democrats, through Senator Gtorman, oonsented to tbe vote being taken on Septem- ber 8th, and no one had any idea that objec- tion he made on the republican side. Hence the surprise at Mr. Plumb's position. Ivlr. Plumb's objection is, however, due to bis decided opposition to many features of the fclcKmley monstrosity. He wanted time to Debate them, and to show them up as he did afternoon and has done before. Unlike Mr. Butterworth, he intends to not -only speak, hut vote against the bill il it is not emended in certain features; and again he -does not want the reciprocity and other new features to be added without time for debate. Mr. Plumb's action has made the represent- ative tariff leaders ill at ease, for they do not know what to expect next from the man they iiavo dubbed "the Wild Kansau." Senators Aldnch and Allison have been conferring With the Kansan tonight, and it is understood he will agree tomorrow for a time to vote npon the tariff hill; but he has given notice that he will have more to say about the bill unless compromise in favor of the webtern farmers is made. The Holifoy Using Stimulants. The compound lard bill will probably be -taken up in the house tomorrow for the final vote. Reed has promised to allow it. By .about twenty-five majority the members in the city at present favor the bill and will vote for it if a vote is reached. The southern men and their few northern friends are determined, if possible, to prevent a vote. They will filibus- ter, and if Reed cats them off in this, they would not hesitate to retire in large numbers Irom tbe house and leave it without a quorum.- The exact plan of battle cannot yet be told. Circumstances will decide it. The southern members have received large numbers of tele- grams from their people all over the south to- 2ay petitioning them to resort to every possi- ble means to defeat the infamous hill. The telegrams have stirred them up, and the fight they will make will he a gallant one. On the other hand, the big lard lobby employed by Squires Co. is working tonight with a vim and spending mouey lavishly on refreshments stimulants of all kinds.____ Xhe Destitution in Oklahoma. WAbHiKGTON, August special land inspector of the interior department, who has been investigating tbe reported destitution in Oklahoma, telegraphs Secretary Noble that: many days house-to-house inspection, I find U'lly one-third of tho people need aid; twu- thirds of the farmers need seeu manv are new in want of food; no work; nothing to sell; gloomy; extreme south, of tbe territory not quite EO bad.______ _ Ifaelr Ucenses ISevolced. WASHINGTON-, August a result of the investigation by local steamboat inspectors of tbe Sea Wing disaster on Pepin, the license as master and pilot of Captain "Wetherin, who commanded the steamer, has been revoked, and he has been reported to the United States attorney for prosecution. The Natives Tired of Being Ruled by For- Uprising Expected. SKATTLE, Wash., August 25. Admiral Brown, of the flagship Charleston, which lias arrived here from Honolulu, expressed the be- lief, in an Interview, that the next steamer from the Hawaiian islands would bring news of a revolution and probably of the declaration of a new republic. He said "Hitherto tho Hawaiian government has been managed largely Europeans and Americans, but the educated natives are beginning to feel that they are .competent to conduct the Hawaiian government, and that the part played by foreigners in control of affairs wus an interference with their sacred rights. Accordingly tho schooled natives have gathered around thorn a band of followers, daily increasing in. strength, who have raised the cry. 'Hawaii forHawaiians.' The revolutionists want the offices at the dis- posal of the government. Tho malcontents have, meetings with the Mechanics Union, passed resolutions asking that this patronage bo given to natives and members their own party. This request has been by tlje government. The United States, know- ing the unsettled condition of affairs, sent the Charleston out there about three months ago to protect our citizens and our in- terests. A good deal of American property has accumulated in tho islands, which I was instructed to protect. During all of my stay there, matters eve becoming more and more perturbed, and an uprising by the revolution- ists had actually been planned for the 4th of August. I learned of it on the tirst day of Lbe month, but ue received sailing on the second. News of our intended Uepartuie evi- dently led tho revolutionary party to postpone until after left the execution of their de- sign; but I confidently expect to hear by tho next advices from Honolulu that there has been nil active outbreak and a revolution, at- tempted, if not really accomplished." SMALLPOX IN TSSXA9. The Disease la Spread Inc and Causes Alarm SAN ANTONIO, Tex., August The smallpox outbreak in this part of Texas and along the Mexican border is becoming so widespread aa to cause much alarm. In this city the disease is spreading, and, while a few days ago there were only a few cases, there are now twentj-nve or thirty. There is seldom a time that smallpox does not prevail hero to a greater or less degree, but heretofore tho pestilence was always conimed to the Mexican and negro quarters of the city. Now, however, there are at least a serious in tho midst of tho fashionable residence center of the city The health authorities are taking no stops looking to the extermination of tho disease, and none of the patients havo been removed to tho peathouse, At Waco the outbreak of smallpox has be- come so serious as to necessitate the establish- ment of a quarantine. There are a number of cases at Lockhart, while Eagle Pass and sev- eral other of the towns along the Mexican border are under quarantine regulations. At Eagle Pass the disease is very fatal and many deaths have occurred. THEY WILL HOT. ORDER-A STRIKE. Decision of the Council of the Federation ON THE NE1T YORK CENTAL STKIKE They Sympathize with the Knights But Cannot Strike. VANCE'S AMENDMENT. the Secretary of tlie Treasury Fewer to Assess Duty in Certain Cases. WASHING-TOST, August 25. Senator Vance today proposed an amendment to the tariff bill which provides that in all cases where it can be ahown by proof satisfactory to the secretary of the treasury thatany goods, wares or mer- chandise imported into this country have been gurchased abroad by any cltiren of the United tates, by exchange of farm products grown in the United States for such goods, or where 9uch goods have bepn purchased with proceeds or avails of such farm products in foreign countries, such goods, wares or merchandise shall be imported at the following rates of duty, towit: One-half the present duty on all manufactures of iron and steel; 40 per cent of the present duty on all woolen or cotton goods, or articles of which wool or cotton may be component materials of chief value; one half the present duty on earthenware, china and glassware 30 per cent of the present rate of duty on all material used for fertilizers or in the manufacture thereof; and 25 per cent of the present rate of duty on jute bagging and farmers' binding v TEKBK HAUTE, Ind., August official statement of the supreme council of the United Order of Railway Employes of the result of their conference over the New York Central strike is a very long document, largely composed of a history of the Central strike and condemnation of Vice President Webb. The strike of the Central men is given the seal of approval and Mr. Powderly's course is praised, but the council say that, owing to the fact that the order of Knights of Labor are not members of the federated orders of railway the laws of the do not permit more than it has done to aid the Knights of Labor. A telegram was sent to Mr. PowderJy this evening, after council adjourned, iu which Powderly was teld that: The council was unanimous in endorsing your position anil the position of tlie grand executive bo.ird, aoil most earnestly hopes that the right wlilch you are championing ui the great conflict the New York Central may nniilly and power- fully prevail. W. P. SARGAXT, President. W. A. SHEARER, Secretary. MR. POWDERLY IN ALBANY. ALBANY, N. Y., August Mas- ter Workman Powderly, and four or five members of the general executive board, arrived here this morning, and spent the entire day m conference with district assem- bly and hearing the statements of twenty or thirty of men whoso discharge constituted the grievance which led to the strike. Mr. Powderly reiterates the assertion that his investigations have confirmed his convic- tion that the discharges were the results of a preconcehed plan to drop all prominent leaders in the circle of the knights. Nothing has as yet been given to the public as to the intentions of the Knights of Labor, nor any utterance as to the action of the conference at Terre Haute, No aggressive has been made today. THE STOCK YARDS' STRIKE. CHICAGO, August definite has developed m tlie situation at the stock yards today. The receipts, of cattle, hogs and sheep are very heavy, and Armour is killing a few for the city trade and to fill orders for Boston, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Swift and Nelson M01113 are not killing. Their houses havo been shut and men who went ex- pecting to work this morning were forced to remain idle. There was nothing for thorn to do. This morning Armour applied for police protection, and twenty officers were- sent to his'house. Mr. Morris also received a sociation has also approved the eight-hour system. _ The Baiters Quit Work. August The bakers at lifewry went out on a strike today. It ia feared there may be trouble, and tho town Is swarming police. A boycott haa been declared against "blacklegs." _ Tlie Trouble in Belgium- BRUSSELS, August The public sympa- thises with the strikers and condemns the attitude of the employers. The Courier de Brnxelles says that at a meeting of strikers, delegates from the Cndry coal district, it was decided to Issue a manifesto calling upon the men to prepare for a general strike after tho suffrage congress in September next. GALA WEEK The IN Big Time In gramme for n September. SPARTANETJBQ, S. C., August Spartanburg is to have a grand gala week the latter part of September, during tho sale of city takes place on the 24th, 2Gth and of September. There will be many kinds of festivities, such as glass ball and pigeon shooting, rucing and tournaments. On the evening of the 25th there will be a grand banquet and ball in the opera house and on the 26th. a large german. The following constitute the committee for the ball: Senior B. Converse, Joseph "Walker, Dr. J. Nott Moore. W. E. Burnett, A. L. Leftwich, Joseph N. Elford, B. Cleveland; junior H. Twichell, A. B. Calvert, F. H. Cannon, Dr. J, T. Caivert, P. Irwin, James Cofield, Dr. George Henitish; floor James T. McGowan, Mont, Floyd Stan- yarne, "Wilson George, "W. Heuneman, Edwin Kernson. BY A SJUZZAKU. The Peculiar Occurrence "Which Startled Some Farm Hands. CHARLOTTE. N. C., August On the "Wadsworth model farm, just west of the city, Saturday afternoon, something very unusual occurred about 4 o'clock. The farm hands were disturbed by the loud, agonized squealing of a pig. After a good deal of looking about they linally located the pig in the top of a sweet gum tree in the pasture and they were astonished to see that the cause of the'snuealing was the fact that it was being eaten alive by a buzzard. They stoned the bird, when it flew away. Carrying the squealing pig in its claws, it alighted in a field a quarter of a mile distant, and when the farm, hands got there they found the pig dead. An investigation of the pasture showed that a litter of young pigs had been attacked the voracious birds and three pigs were in a dying condition, the flesh having been torn from, their legs. POLITICAL NEWS THROUGH THE SOUTH. Every Indication of Two State Tickets in South Carolina. SEUIOR BUTLER K fl PESCEMffiER, The Mississippi Convention and the Elective Franchise. PIG IRON PRODUCTS. A. Great Increase for the First Six of tine Year. PHILADELPHIA, August 25. This week's bulletin of the American .Iron and Steel Asso- ciation will say: We present in tliia Issuo another notable advance in tlio'prodtiction of pig iron in the United States. Tho total production of pijj iron in this coun- try in the first six mouths ol 1890 was net tons, or gross tons, an increase -net tons over the production in the last six mon ths of 1889, when we produced net tons, and each half year, except one. since July 1, 1882, has an iu moat instances a .very nPavy increase over the production of the .preceding half year. But tho Increase in the 'tirst half of Ib90 over tho last half of 1889 has guardT It is expected that some of the roads' all previous half-yearly inereases% _Each willattemptL to handle some of the fresh moat TKAIN STRUCK A COW, And a Terrible "Wreck Waa Caused by It- Several Persons Killed. BALTIMORH, August A special to The Sun from Lynchburg, Va., saya: Last even- ing a wreck occurred on the Norfolk and Western railroad, near Brown's siding. An extra freight train struck a cow and derailed the engine and tender, killing Engineer Cook instantly. The fireman escaped unhurt. The car next to the engine was thrown down an embankment on top of an Italian shanty, pinning the occupants to the floor. One es- caped from the building, only to be killed by a falling gondola car. One of those pinned to the floor was killed, one injured internally and will probably die, while seven received only slight injuries. Lenly, N. Y. Engineer Cook was from DEATH OF A CONGRESSMAN. pt to that is in danger of spoiling. If they do it will probably precipitate trouble. No coal is being handled at the yards today. The result of the meetings of the superin- tendents and managers of the various railroads in the city this morning and afternoon to settle the strike at the stockyards, was a victory tor the men. They demanded an in- crease of pay of 3 cents an hour for engineers and 1H cents an hour for firemen. Their de- mands were conceded and the strike ended. THE SWITCHMEN STRIKE. Tn an hour after a settlement had been, reached of the engineers' and firemen's strike, work was resumed as usual. Tins morning, however, tho switchmen of the association, thinking the time propitious for a demand for an increase of their uages, and hoping to profit by the victory of the firemen and engineers, held a little meeting, and resolved to demand an increabe of 3 cents per hour. Without any formality, and before their demand could be officially communicated to tho association, the switchmen declared a strike, and at 6.30 this evening ory man left his post and the stockyards were once more tied up. The outcome of this latter strike cannot be predicted. The principal cause of the association contesting the first strike was that the engineers and firemen first struck and made their demands afterwards, instead ol first submitting their demands for acceptance or re- jection. Now the switchmen have committed tho same offense of tying up the yards without giving the association au intimation of their grievances and demands, and the latter may conclude to fight the strike as an occasion for disciplining the men into recognizing the rights of the company. producing state .shared in the d production in the first half of 1830 over lie lasc half except Michigan and. Ten- ehsee, Imt Michigan made more pig Iron in tho rbt half of this year than in the nrst half of 1889, 'he proportion oi Fcnnsvlvania in total produc- lonin the last half of 188.J was 49 per cent, Ohio 4 per cent. Alabama ".i> per cent and Illinois 7.2 er cent. In tho hrat half of ISM tho proportion f Pennsylvania was 2 per cent, Ohio 12 2 per ent, Alabama per cent and Illinois 6.8 per out. The Tunnel Completed. PORT HURON, Mich., August 25. Workmen ngaged upon the two ends of St. Clair river unnel, hetvveen Port Hiiron and Sarnia, Out hook hands with each other this morning under St. Clair river and made the great suh- ;erraneaii highway re-echo with their cries. ?he last spadeful of earth will he removed Thursday morning. The tunnel is practically omploted and every one connected with it is ubilant. _ _ Bishop O'Dwyer's Letter. LIMERICK, August 25. In response to the demonstration made here yesterday as a pro- Mr. "Watson, of Pennsylvania, Dies Sud- denly ol Heart Disease. WASHINGTON, August Lewis F. Watson, of Pennsylvania, died very suddenly this morning in this city. Ho was about to enter a carriage at the Shoreham hotel to drive to the capitol, ahout 11 o'clock, when he was suddenly overcome an attack of heart disease and died soon after, being car- ried into the hotel._______ A Big Camp CHARLOTTE, N. C., August Yesterday was undoubtedly the greatest day ever known in the history of the Hickory Grove camp meeting, so far as the number of attendants was concerned. The camp grounds and surrounding territory were literaly filled with people, and it looked like a team was taed to every available bash and tree. Fully people from Charlotte alone were there, and the entire crowd was estimated all the "way from to 10.000. People were there from Mecklenburg, Cabar- rus, Union, Stanley, Montgomery and Anson counties. The greatest dinners ever known in the groves there were spread, and the main work of the of making con- a most gratifying success. Good order prevailed throughout the crowd, and tbe camp meeting was, altogether, a most-wonder- ful success in all particulars. The Son's Cotton Review. NEW YOKK, August opened at a decline of nine points on August, and one to two points on other months; closing with a decline of thirty-two points on August; twenty-live points on September, and eight to ten points on other months from Saturday's closing prices. Receipts at tlie ports bales, against last year. It was a field day for tbe bears. They w_ere as mucn suprised as the bulls at a decided decline in Liver- pool, and the week closing there, and then re- ceipts at the ports bales, together with rains in Texas. Generally favorable crop reports and "long" Belling for New York, Liverpool and southern account, more particularly oz August and September served toaccentuate tbe weakness, so noticeable late. Southern markets also showed depression. Cotton on spot was dull and 3-16fi lower. No Bricks Until the Boycott Is Off. NEW YQE.K, August executive committee of the Brick Manufacturers' Asso- ciation met here today, when it transpired that 93 per cent of all manufacturers on the Hudson and in New Jersey had signed a con- tract, formulated by tho association, not to ship any more bricks to New York and Brook- lyn until the boycott had been raised on the Vernlanek jards, instituted by the union. The remaiumg 5 per cent have verbally agreed to tbe contract. The present trouble between the brick man- ufacturers and building trades' unions in this city, Brooklyn and Jersey City, bids fair to be a decidedly serious character. From present indications, it is said to be a matter of only about two days before the entire building op- erations in the tliree cities must stop, and fully, if not more than workmen be forced out cf employment. The manufacturers state that they have received word from Phil- adelphia that the brick makers there have agreed to support them and not ship bricks to New York, __________ The leather Strike. LYNN, Mass., August shops of tiie Mororco Association were declared free shops this morning. Lennox Co. of Peabody, were the and have received forty men, paying what they considered the men worth. Lynch Bros., of Beverly, nave a force of non-union men on, and N. Weber has six green liands at work. This act will soon he followed by several other shops. The locked out finishers have maintained perfect order. Lennox Co., of Peabody, have adver- tised for help in their morocco factory from sixteen years of age np. A Boa ton man ishere ready to furnish sixty Armenians, if any one desires to hire them. It is nowentirely proba- ole that tbe bearosters and tannera will strike. The Seamen's Strike In Australia MKLBOtrESB, August ship owners of Melbourne and Sydney, whose business has been greatly interfered with by the demands of the Seamen's Union, held a conference and addressed a letter to the nnion, refusing to employ any officer belonging to the nnion, on the ground that such a course would be ntterlj subversive of discipline. The letter addec that the average profits of trade are under 5 per cent, and that, as a compliance with th( demands of the mea would entail an annua loss of the only alternative is to laj np the vessels. Non-union labor Is abundant in Sydney. Miners for Eight Honrs. LOXOON, Angost thousand miners held a meeting at Chesterfield toda; and voted in favorof a working day'of eigh hoots. The-National Blast Furuacomea'a As- _______________ iyas ;est against his course in regard to Mr. Dillon, Sishop O'Dwyer writes tuat the shouts of the multitude fail to settle the controversy. It was improper of Mr. Dillon, the bishop says, to attempt to rouse tbe passions of the people against their bishop, while ignoring his ex- planation of the charges brought by him against Mr. Dillon. In conclusion, Bishop O'Dwyer withdraws all imputations of per- sonal dishonesty Pi Hon. A Banquet to Dr. Deters. BERLIN, August banquet was given to Dr. Peters at Kaisershof this evening. Minister Hoffmann having toasted the em- peror, Dr.-Scbweinfurtb proposed the health of ibe guest of the evening, whom he referred to as an intrepid man who had secured Germany's loldin east Africa, and who had so uncon- sciously regained Heligoland. This expedi- tion, said the speaker, was intended to relieve Emin and not to bring him forcibly back. Many distinguished explorers were present. Ships in Collision. PAKANIBA, British ship Argomene, from San Francisco for Queens- town, has arrived here with herstern damaged, and has jettisoned a portion of her cargo. The Argomene was in collision with the British ship Doveiiby Hall, which sailed from San Francisco, April 28th, for Queenstown. The latter waa sunk and seven persons were drowned.__________ Burning of a Canadian Hotel. SUNOBIDOE, Queen's hotel, together with its contents, was burned this morning. The guests, of whom there was a large number, had great difficulty in escaping. Two men, Thomas Powers and Herbert Lay- ton, the latter it is said, belonging to Ottawa, were burned to death, and two others were hadly burned. __________ England and the Catholics. EostE, August Moniteur de Kome, referring to the many converts gained to the Roman Catholic church in England, declares that if tbe work of conversion continues at tbe rate maintained for the last century, Ca- tholicism will be dominant in England a cen- tury hence. ________M_> Eipel the Jews. LOJTDON, August dispatch to Tbe News from. Odessa says that in spite of the protest an anti-Jewisn edict will be promul- gated in a supplement justifying such repressive severity on the gronnd that it intended to satisfy foreign opinion. The Cholera Spreading MADRID, August is spreading Sn the city of Toledo. Thirteen cases and five deaths were reported yesterday. The Madrid health department has sent officers to Toledo to take sanitary measures. A Smokeless Powder Test. military manoeuvres at Montechiari with smokeless powder -were a great success. Batteries of artillery fired half an. hour without their proser.ce being discovered.__________ ,_Mr. Stanley's Health.. LOSDOHT, August M. Stanley's agent haa written a letter which, he says that Me. Stanley is very far from being re- stored to perfect health.. CHARLESTON, S. C., August Senator M. C. Butler arrived in Columbia today, and will attend the straightout demo- cratic conference which is to meet tomorrow, and which will probably decide whether there is to be a split in the democratic party. Senator Bntler, it is said, is to appear in tbe role of peacemaker, and the rumor prevails in democratic circles hero that his proposition is that the straightouta will swallow Tillman upon his promise that the legislature will not interfere with Hampton's and Butler's seats in the senate. No such compromise will be agreed to hero. Another report is that Congressman George D. Tilhnan, of the second district, ia about to come home to look after his fences. He is a brother of the candidate for governor, and it was thought he would have a walkover for re- election, despite the fact that he has kicked his heels and snapped his fingers at tho alliance yard-stick and the anhtrcasury scheme. Lately, however, one W. I. Tolboit, the alli- ance state lecturer, has come out as a candi- date for Tillman's district, and this has made tire squabble here. It is said that he is loaded with anti-alliance ammunition, much of which he gathered from Congressman Amos S. Cum- mings, and that he threatens to come here and shoot it off. Tolbert's candidacy, it is said, includes the buying off of George Tillman by advancing him to the senate in Hampton's place, but Mr. Tillman swears that he "don't want to go among those old fogies in the senate." He prefers the popular branch. The prospects for a split in tbe party are not diminishing. There are two executive com- mittees, the regular democratic committee and the one elected by the August convention. As far as can be learned both chairmen will at- tempt to call the state nominating convention to order. There will be two sets of delegates present from each county, Tillman and aiiti- Tillman, and unless the Tillinaiiite chairman yields there will probably be two democratic conventions in the same hall and two demo- cratic state tickets in the field. That is the outlook at present, although the programme may be changed by the conference tomorrow. The straightouts are very much'oncouraged by the result of tbe congressional primary in the third district. Tbe alliance candidate, D. K. Norris, received only votes out of a total of nearly the other votes being divided among four anti-alUanro candi- dates. Toqre was no election. The straight- outs claim that this shows that Tillman has not a majority of the whole voters in tlie state. The Tillmanites Meet in Charleston. The Tillmanites had a meeting of their cen- tral committee tonight and decided to take part in the democratic primary elections next week for delegates to tho nominating conven- tion to be held September 5th. They say that they lost many votes at tbe last primary of democrats who would not vote with them be- cause they wore opposed to Tillman, but now tbat Tillman's nomination is assured, these sorehead democrats will come up aud help break up the county ring. Tickets will be put out in every ward, and Chairman John D. Murphy and Deputy Chairman John B. Heeves seem confident that they will carry the democratic county conven- tion and elect a Tillmau delegation to Colum- bia and Tillman county officers. So great is the enthusiasm that some of the Tillmau can- didates for county offices are already looking for their official bondsmen. In the last convention the Tillmanites had twenty out of 102 delegates, having carried tbe sixth and seventh wards. In the county convention they say they will carry tbe fourth ward by twenty delegates and the sixth, sev- enth and eighth by thirty-two delegates, giv- ing them a majority in the convention. The straightouts on tbe other, hand expect to carry erery ward in the city and all the county precincts. THEY WANT SOME FAT er, and will be considered by the full com- tittee of thirty-five tomorrow. It provides or an educational qualification limited a nowledge of reading and writing, or in Ii0of loreof a property qualification of for esldenco in the state of two years aud the pre- ayment of a poll tax of It Is suggested y tho subcommittee that the educational and roperty qualification requirements remain in- perative until tbe yoarlSUG, and that in that me all elections he held under tbe Australian ystem, as embodied in the Dortch law of the tate of Tennessee. Whether these recom- nendations will receive the assent of the fall ommittee, orof the convention, it is impossible o say. Nothing is certain, except that a majority of the delegates favor the Dortcii aw. The convention met at 3: 30 o'clock p. m. to- ay, but transacted no business beyond re- erring to committees a dozen or so of tlie pro- osod constitutional amendments iniuor im- ortance. A Negro Candidate for Congress. KALKIOH, K. C., August ohn S. Leary, colored, is announced as tho .aiididate for congress from the third district. !e is a very intelligent man, a native of and is a professor in the large egro university in the state. Ho will receive je negro support, it being announced as the olicy of the" negroes that they will put up icn of their u race as candidates for con.- ress in all cases where the white men nomi- ated by the republicans are not satisfactory. Tlie Oklahoma Election. OKLAHOMA CITY, I. T., August otal vote cast at Saturday's election in thia ounty was of NagJe, democrat aiididate for representative at large, recenod. ,0.55; Colson, republican, For county epresentative, NeaU democrat, has a majority f 2lil over Miller, republican. Powell, union, abor candidate, received votes. The result f the election does not change the political omploxion of the legislature, tho republicans, Caving a majority of two. THOUGHT EOBEEKS WASTED HIM. The Negroes of Carolina Denounce the White'Republicans. RAX.BIGH, N. C., August Many leading negroes began to gather here today in readiness to attend their state con ven tion tomorrow, The convention is now certain to be wel attended. John H. "Williamson will be perma- nent chairman. The sentiment among the delegates is over wbelmingly in favor of demanding a share o tbe patronage and the downfall of those repub- lican white men who havo so long ruled the blacks. The negroes will denounce these, and will declare tbat they, and not the white men represent the republican party in North Carolina. It was at first thought a resolution denounc- ing President Harrison would be adopted The leaders of tbe movement say tonight tha they have information that the president in tended to treat the negroes fairly, but was misled by tbe statements of the white republi cans who went to Washington after the elec tion, and assured him that the appointment o negroes to any position of prominence woul ruin the party in North Carolina. The negroes say that if they cannot fin' straightforward white republicans as candi dates they will nominate negroes. The white republicans are working like headers tonigh to defeat the plans of the convention, and wi seek to bny off Ltsmembers, as the latter open! charge., NEARLY KEADY TO KEPOKT. The Elective Franchise Committee of th Mississippi Convention. JACKSON, Miss., August committee on elective franchise of the Mississippi con- stitutional convention has practically com- pleted its labors, and will bo ready to report in a day or two. Tbe committee waa in session all day, considering the report of the sub- committee on apportionment, which haa heen outlined in these dispatches. This apportion- ment vrttl gire the whites a majority of nine in the senate and twenty in the house. Thepian freely discussed in the full committee a Unknown Man Gt.es Suddenly on: a Train. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., August An unknown white man, fifty years old, be- anie suddenly insane on tho east-bound rain on tho Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham railroad yeserday aftcr- .oon fifty miles west of tins city. leaped from the rapidly moving train and, apparently unhurt by the full, dashed away hrough the woods crying, "Save me! have mel" Tho man thought robbers and murderers after him. A short time before he jumped off he went; the conductor and asked for protection, claiming there were men on the train who in- ,ended to rob and murder him. The conductor saw he was insane ami tried to quiet him, but ,tthe first opportunity lie jumped off. The man'b ticket was from Tex., to Selma, Ala. SHE WORE And Haa Bee; ATTIRE Sentenced to Hang- for Blur- dor. RAI.EIGH, N. C., August The trial of Alexander Morton, the colored woman who has for a number of worn male attire, terminated at court Satur- day after a two days' hearing. After a full investigation the jury returned a verdict of guilty, and Judge Armfield pro- nounced thetseutence that she be hanged Oc- tober 17th at Kinston. The Morton woman's victim was a white woman named Julia Morgan, who was called out of her house at night and shot dead, the assassin being concealed behind a chimney. Only three women have been legally haiigpd in this state in twenty-five years. FIGHTING AMOUG THEMSELVES. Soldiers ano> A Bloody Affray Between Citizens. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Information has reached here from Sabinas, Mexico, of an affray which occurred there yes- terday morning. The military escort accompanying the pay car of the Mexican International railways, all got on a drunken spree at Sabmas leaving tho pay car unguarded. Tbe soldiers became noisy and their arrest was attempted by the police, when a fight ensued, and a citizen named Danancio Dariila was killed by one of tho soldiers.. The soldiers were all finally arrested and jailed. A FESTIVE DKITMMEK. He Came from Boston and Flgnred in Annls- ton Police Circles. MONTGOMERY, Ala., August The Boston drummer who insulted a young lady in Aniiiaton, Ala., gave his name as Rohm. He saw a poor, hut fair and fascinating young lady on the streets a few days since, anol presuming too much on her chastity, wrote her a note, enclosing Sl( and requesting her to take a ride or walk with him. She promptly turned the letter over to the police and re- quested the man's arrest. He plead guilty ia the recorder's court this morning and was fined __________ They Killed Each Other. LOUISVILLE, August Stanford, Ky., Boss Hamilton and R. Ferguson shot each other to death on Thursday. Hainiltoa was walking with his wife, when Ferguson, beckoned to him to come forward. Hamilton handed a bundle to his wife, and the men. walked together a few yards and then almost simultaneously drew their revolvers and began to shoot. __________ A Small Burglary. CHABLOTTE, N. C., August Mr. J. H. Willis keeps a store on Trade street, opposite tbe courthouse. Some time during Saturday night thieves got in a back window and helped themselves to whatever of bis goods suited their fancy. Among other things they took two boxes of cigars, twelve pounds of sugar and three pounds of butter, and did not forget the cash drawer, from which they secured Sl-50. _________ A Cloudburst In the South-west. NEW OKLEASS, August Times-Dem- ocrat El Paso, Ter., special saya that between thirty-five and forty nouses were washed away last evening in Juarez and sixty families rendered homeless by a cloudburst. A btreet traversed by one of the bursts was almost ob- literated. Dwellings on both sides were sub- merged and destroyed. Both railroad and street car tracks formed dams for the flood, and many narrow escapes were made. Two persons only were drovi ned. LooTtout Inn. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., August inn, on Lookout mountain, changed hauds R. L. "Watkins O. Peeples sellingtheir interest toM. M. Hen- derson. The latter, with Hugh "WhitesiiJe and "Watkins, owns, tbe controlling interest in the inn. The entire property is valued at TELEGRAPH BREVITIES. A cyclonic disturbance west of Cuba is reported. The Mark Lone Espress reports the Bntisa grain market as strong. Bond offerings yesterday 89C0.450; all accepted. toda-vand material modifications were sug- j at lil for 4 aud 4% per cents. which. douWless, VIU be ao- i ted. cepted. Mr Lincoln. United States minister to England. A lough draft of tne report the sabcom- denies the report that be ia about to reslgil mlttee oa is in tho bauds of tliQ prill- olnce. iNEWSPAFERr NEWSPAPER!