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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia VOL. xxn. ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY 3J0RNHJTG, JULY 29, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SENATOR BKOPS ft HINT. JHD TRLKS TO THE CQMST1TUTI6M. The Senate Will Emasculate the House Bill flND MflKE IT OF GENERfiL FORCE iJut Retaining the Chief Super- visor Features fC riTIONb FLOWING IN FREELY "WASHINGTON July 28 Vs -6oon as the tariff bill the appropriation lulls and tho election bill have passed ill undoubtedly adjourn promptly 1Mb s gninamt sentence Tias spoken on tho floor of tlie senate this morning by Senator Invalid, on arguing for two hours d-ij to be devoted to bills on the This was the first publ f utterance of Ingalls s in regard to the force bill aud it bhows w hero he stands It was followed during the coarse of the daj's debate in the by a remark from Senator Trye, of Maine m which he sai I that the method of stopping debate -nis ended in the senate, he the proM ms question was a necessity Thus it was eloped that Ingalls be iievel an election bill should be passed and Frje that the majority hod the r lit to limit debate and demand the previous question whence or desired All of w hlch goes to show that a force brll will pass the Senate and that it will rushed through by changing the rules in order to limit debate and have a rfin U ote when the republican majority sees nt to call it HE TiLlCS TO THT- COVSTITUTTO'T Shortly after Senator Ingalls made the above staten ent on the rloor of the senate, I had a t ilk w ith him in the lobbj bo the senate has decided to pass the force 1) 11 and jouare for it I ractically, replied the Kansan, How not exactlj as jou put it I did not say after the senate hod passed the tariff, appro- priation and election law hills congress would iindoubtedlv adjourn without considering other matters However I did not say after the liousc elccnon law bill had passed The senate will not pass that bill It is too prolix -too burdensome and too evpensn e It is not at all satisfactory to the senators I shoi Id fa% or a modera c simple and just law that would a11 sections Of tho alike but not one that beeks to place one iaco above another so as to ap- plj le 01 o section and not to another c all irrespective of party or section recog- nize thpt there are abuses of the ballot in -the north as w ell as the south Bat you bel particularly in the .south 9 No I do not We know the ballot is abused in many sections of the country "both north and soutn I think all fair- nimded men will want these abuses rem I think the people of this country are agreed that we should pass a moderate and bill, that will apply ahko to all sections of the county "While Senator Ingalls is personally opposed -to making any changes m the senate rules calculated to gag debate he is sufficiently a partisan to enforce such rales if decreed by a republican caucus Thus there is no longer any doubt of the -disposit on of force bill The senate w ill poos it before this session adjourns It will still bo the house bill, but neither LoJge nor Tom Keed tvill recognize at after it has passed the senate THE HEW BILt, The features which specially tickled tho two >ow E ffebuid partisans have been thrown out and tlie bill has been reduced from a cumberbouie document of seventy Iwo pages to one third its former length From it has been stricken out the clause providing for troops at tlie polls It has also been so changed as to allow circuit -court judges to uso their own discretion about accepting the supervisors of elec tions named by the chief snpervi sor so that the judges may appoint others if they think it advisable It also out that portion of tho house bill nrovidmg supervisors to make a house to house cam as to learu if the registered -voters are really residents of tho city or -county in which registered Indeed, it will strike out many of the objectionable feat- ures of the house bill, but retain tho most -objectionable which provides for a federal returning board, a certificate of election from which shall be accepted by the clerk -of the house of representatives in prefer- ence to the certificate of the governor and secretary of the state This returning board has no restriction upon it Any one vihose this board certifies- to most "be seated by tho clerk of the house The house itself can, then decide by vote "who ia entitled to the seat, but the man wno is first seated will have a vote m organizing the house, and the republican party in power, of course he will not be 'unseated WILL BE MADE GEPTBRAI. The senate bill, as Senator Ingalls says, Tvill, however, provide for tho applicitior. o! the provisions of tho bill in 'every con- gressional district aorta and south alike The of tfie bill by tfie senate is, in a great measure, due to the agitation of tho question by THE: CONSTITUTION. -which has aroused- 'the business interests ol the north and south alike, to a, realization the situation, and which has caused the leading thinking men. of all sections of the Bountry to oroteSt asainst Jhe Jassage of a tforce mersnro fee opposing the bill has been felt in tho halls congress Petitions against tho bill have come from everywhere, and while the republican party has be- come so thoroughly committed to an. elec Son law that they are compelled to pass one, the senate will make it very mild compared with the house bill Still, it be partisan to the core What the house will do with the substi tute "bill M! icli will pass the senate, no- one can jet tell, but it is quite certain that Reed AViH not be satisfied with it, and will appoint a house conterence coin- imttee that will insist upon the provisions Of the UOUMJ bill The senate caucus tonight will probably do npoii the ovact brll tliat vnH pass, oaid the irethods of passing it A QTjCJEK TRATb VCTION The alliance is not only playing with the present members of congress from Goor gt-i bit it ib getting rn its work in all the southern stiles alike o cr, in Missis Mpju it is e even moio bo than nl fJcorg a It lias Tudgo Morgan of tnat state, ou "he run, bo to st eak, and he li is gotten intu- tl c alliance to sai e himself The aio, tl at Ins methods in getting In dtfcat him It has cer- tainly injured him in the estimation ot Ins fullow members here Indeed, he has beoii guilcv of a piece of po itital cowardice to re tarn his seat for winch he -nill not soon be fet onsen It is expected that other caucusses will be held as necessity for them occurs TS TIBEU 3DELA1- however to become a fall fledged alh-ince- inj.ii and retain hia reeuntly went to Mis sissippi and applied to the chadcery court ui dei its equity powers, to annul Jiw license as a lawyer, and practical y him from pra Ucing before tho couits of M ssisMppi 111 order that he might be eligible to membership m tho alliance The to whom he ajphed issued the desired order Moitfi i joined the alliance ami is attempting to ndo into congtess again ou the of tho allrniice, but as there is another alliance man op] obiuir him who las shown up Moi0an stnck it is probible he wiJi walk the plank half dozen who were tl o matter at tho Metropohtin this evening vveie agreed that if Jitdge Morgan was really guilty of such, tnd tliey had it from ao xl authority that ho w as no one would slitd a tearat Ins dejnrtrre Iiow however, as he cannot practice law any more tho question is what ho will do Ho an t farm and he can t Ia v perTia; lie PU chop 1 faic> vro'i s CH Senator Vest m a speech on tho bill totlav in ido tl e most startling and effective Oihibit of the results cf tho i resent protective sja om that has been made since the year Ho produced original copies of the export F litions of the mails and [export and milling journals published m bpainsh which he pro- cured from Buenos Ajies and Argentine Re public T4iosB journals eive the discount pnce to foreign customers on ill kinds of protected, machines and implements, p'ovvs cultivators, Jiay tedders cutlery electric appliances, blacksim hs tools etc the Uscount giv en rang- ng fioui ten to one hundred an 1 twenty per ent It has been claimed here- ofore in anavv er to random tatcments tl it the implements shipped abroid ere lefuso material which had cease 1 o be in irkcfab o hero on account of new j at- !iits ticbiijni. etc But Senator A est showed rom the photogravures of the mi things in export editions that hej w ore identical with tho machines id v er ed in tlie Domestic Editions of these join i s In fact tho plates were facsimiles Seiiatoi "V fioni jouin ils proved tint tlie protected manufacturers uotend thevnocd piotcctioii from foreign com tctitioii vv'nie they t.jstenmt cally plun der consumers by soli tho w ares alnoad They have even Ionian Ted an 1 received in the McKiiiley r !1 higher duties m order to more exclusiv ely control tl e homo market an 1 charged uo- mestic Consumers from 20 to 120 per cent more than thes charge the foreigners in the ODCII n arKets of tie world Seiiitor eit cliorac it is pmp simple, naked robberj The i epubl can. t; eie throw n into con [usion by Senator ost a presentation but bo >oud a little qu bb e they mode no attempt to reply to him Indeed the republican senators are lotting the defence of the tariff bill go liy default T lej seem to rea Ize that it cannot be defender! and are making no ef fort to meet tho arguments inced on the other side E W B ----------e--------- CAUCCS Election Bin'Not Policy Adopted July 28 republican senatorial caucus tonight attended by about thirty members Mr Sherman presided and was made the official medium of cormnu mcation to tho press His statement was tliat the caucus Tiad determined to fix the hour o. meeting of the senate after tomorrow ant until further ordered at 10 o'clock, ant ill continue the session as long possibne no hour for adjournment being fixed the tarifE bill alone to be considered for savera and then displaced for a tome, at least, by the nver and harbor brll WlLt TIIY TO TlftK THE "BIB STOCK ATS From senators it was learned that tho bbjec of tins policy is to endeavor to force the dem ocrats to show their purpose tctooxd the bill whether or not it is to be one of delay The republicans hope by this- movement to (are ou the democrats, who are to be left to do all the talking, except when it is considered necessary to answer some point made in a speech on tha side The only other measures to be considers are the appropriation bills. The rrvor am Tiarbor bill may be taken up before the clbse o this week, should: Senator Frye, chairman o the committee on commerce who will he ir charge of the measure, consider that it is bes to do so The same policy wall be observer with respect to tliafi bill as towards thi tariff democrats will be per- 'nutted to do most of the talking. The bill to transfer the revenue manni from the treasury to the navy department which has occupied the morning hour for ss-f eral dajs past upon "Will be postponed until after th tariff bill is out of tKe way THE ELECTION BILL J.OT DISCUSSED According1 to all reports, the election, bill aa prepared by the committee on privilege and elections, was discussed only incidentally Messrs Hoar and Spooner, it is "aidy spoke o the tietessity of taking action on. that subject buo nothing was done In all that was said b the senators there was na imnouncet by any of them, whether or not they would support a InlLm the senate upcpxfhe Bttbjecrfraf: toe proposed rule to limit the debate The GeneralI eSpresMon of djVuiion saidto. teen .that, as yet, the detoocraSff no-purpose to filibuster, ana tfie necessity for the enforcement of soch a-rule Republican Sonat ora Atinons TUotP Sclktilnes WASHINGTON, July Mr Aldrich of- fered a resolution fixing the daily hour of the incetmg- of the-sonate at 11 a m, Wr, suggested that there should be an understanding as to the hour Of adjonrn- Toent Mr Aldnch We ought not to adjourn earlier than C o'clock Mr Allison Or 7 o'clock Mr Cocfcreft Or 9 o'clock Mr -There is no objection on this do to an understanding that e shall adjourn aily at b o clock Mr Xugaita sugsosted a further understand- Dg that the business of morniufl hour fval I be considered closexE at 1 o clock Mi Alhsondidnot it to tie implied liat tho aenate two hours a day 0 morning business Mr Tncalls said tliat ho did wish nch an implication He remarked that as soon tho tariff bill appropnation Kills and lect 011 bill ers passed, congress would, uu onbttidly adjourn: promptlv There oe- aitiutron the order of their but hey should go at once Therefore', what- vor was to be done between now and the ime of adjournment in deration of mea uros on the calendar, would have to be .0110 in the morning Hour He respectfully ubmitted that there several hundred ills on the calendar that were entitled to con- ideiatioii that had been reported from com nnttees. and that ought to receive the atten- ion of the senate at some time So far as hfr s concerned lie should by his ote when er opportunity offered, proceed to tne con- 1 derail on of biHs on the caleudai for two lou s alter the senate met believing that that was the only way in wluchmatteis of general msmess would have any consideration at EJ1 TH1C Ol THE HOUSE Mr Cockrell asked what was. the use of the ena e passing bills when the diStingtiishfid jontlenun in 6f theliauae did not give any attention to them There were now on the salendar of the house hundreds aud hundreds if b 11s passed by the senate, and no attention >aiTl to them Among thoni was the bill refund- up the- street tat Among them were also, two Jills recently poised and regarded on the other ,ido of tho chamber as important meas- ures (rtapnuig and thej wore being oit to sleep the sleep that know s no waking Mr Hiwley did net quite agree with Mr Cockrell Ife w anted his own ammunition to bo in order ao that he could go home with a clean lecord As to w hat ts done elsow here, lint wasnot Ins direct business Tho resolution as to meet nprat 11 o ctock a. u TV is to wita tbe understtamlmg that :he sen iCe shall adiotirn at i> o cloek j in Aldveh mo-ved to proceed to the con. sideration of the tirlff bill That motion was by a motion Mr Grav) to-proceed to the consideration of tho itouse bill for the transfei of tho reve manne to the department and the attar motion was agreed to jeas JO, nais 25 1 ho republican senators voting in tho iftirmatn e w ere Messrs Can eron Ingall's, Manderson and Spooner Mr Cockroll was the only democratic ho in So the senate reJttmed consider-Oi- tioii of the bill for the transfer of the revenue anne from the treasury department to the naval estal ishuient an 1 Mr Cockrell con ,mned his argument in opposition to it 1HF T VttlFt 1 ILL AGAFN Mr Cockrell had not conclude! his speecli when it 2 o'clock tlie presiding officer 1 ud bo fore the senate tho tariff bill as unfimsed business Mr Gray moved to consideration of tlie rev enne mannc bill not desmnp: lio to an the tarilT bill but desiring to have "the revenue maiino bill uroiight to a conclu sion 1 ho same MOW of tho matter waa sus tained in some remarks 03 Messrs Cullom and Butler Dawes opposed the motion and criticised the persistency of friends of the bill m pressing it upon the cenatc m the face of the tariff bill Mr Frye declared himself a friend of the revenue bill and a fnend after thorough in The friends of that measure had occupied but an hour and a half upon it its eneimos a small minority all tho rest of the time It was as evident to the senate as if the purpose had been announced that tho time had been occupied for the purpose of cnt- ing a on tho measure That only in what he belicned tlie necessity ol previous tinestioii in the senate oE some TV ay to stop debate- oi some way to out a senator from getting up morning for three or four mornings in succession and rcatl ng from the report of t cleric in the treasury depart- ment "Why should not a -vote be taken on the b 11 9 If there is a majority of the senate in favor of it, whj should it not be permitted to say so Mr Gray's motion was rejected Yeas, 14 nays 34 MB. VEST S FLAttr WORDS The tariff bill was then taken up, and "Mr Vest addressed the senate in opposition to it Advocates of lugh tirrff taxation, he said were confronted by a great peril For yeara the farmers had been told that a home marke' was all they needed and that a foreign marfce was a bagatelle, almost worthless Now a great change had come The depression in agricultural interests and emphatic demands of the farmers for something besides ljm aracndod anil reported o the conJen.nce committee because we believed hat it waff worse tban the txiitmg law If the armers Alliance of Graves county believe that tils republican measure wlikdi substantially stops he coinage of the silver dollar after one 5 car is letter than the democratic law of tliey ate 6f course entitled to their opinion but 1 do at agree with them. When the original house bill was under coneid ratlou in. tlie I voted, to amend it 10 as to rdvide for the free and unlimited f tna silver dollar and that amendment vss adopted Tiie house however refused to gree to this amendment nn I then a conference committee was apiMmitetUwliicb; struck out tree entirely and this is the bill I gainst 1 send you by mall all three of the bills Yours J G CARLIaLL Nebraska Independents Keb July 28 in thowalce f the comes the Indeperdents 'ho rroiMise to cut a figure in Nebraska pol- tics this fail and who holdthoir state c mven ion at thib place tomorrow The indef en 1 nts comprise in their member hip the Farm irs Alliance Knights of Ijabor and State Grange INSPECTING TIIE Tlie Senate s Irrigation Amendment Aside for A-prttilc. WASHINOTOIT, rnotion: by Mr Cannon of Illinois, that the bouse go into of the wltole for the further con siueration of the senate amiondnaents to fh sundry civil Bill was antagon ized zn the interest of Colurnbi legislation, but nays, 43 (Mr Burrows, of Michigan, taking the chair The recommendations of the committee on appropriations were agreed to Without much friction, the bone of senate irrigation passed ove until other matters were disposed of Mjc Cannon made a strong effort to throw into the conference the senate amendment in creasing the- appropriation, for the publication of official records of the of the ifeBellion from -t but was defeated, the house decidin to democrats, witji a very few GBptions, and a Targe .iiuniber of zcpublicans votfijgio agree to the amendment "Without aiaposlug; of all the the committee rose, and tlie Tioaae, at o'clock, adjourned _____ Eiird BUI. JJoJy num ufirof southern men, who ate opposed, to the compound! niot to-night to diacussth "melhodr oJt opntiaraon. Ona menibsr fronx tltcrn stated-wag present. The pld with THE ALLIANCE A CAItUSIiB 'lie Alabama Commission Taking in tlie Country (Ala July 28 Phe Alabama railread commission is on a tour inspection over the railroads of tbo state and tomorrow will be devoted to tho he Alabama Great Southc-n Oa lay a portion of theMcmpuis and Charleston, and all of tlie Nashville, Chattanooga and St Louis in Alabama will too needed and on Thursday the inspection of the Memphis an I Charleston will be completed Thursday light the commi-raion will hold n session 111 Sheffield to considei the quest on of a depot !orthat The bhelneld depot matter is in a muddle The T ourmllo and 7x ash Mile aud Memphis and Charleston are to go into au ar rangemoiit for a union depot but the site sele is hedged in by the tricks of the Sheffield and Birmingham, cannot be moved Tint road dees not propose to go into ihe union deopt scheme If the commission e juires the oTlier ITVO to build depota each road will build op its own hue, which will put the depots over a mile apart aud will not satisfy the people of Sheffield An effort will be made to effect a compromise at Thurs- day s meeting ______ _______ BIG BHX WAS ACQUITTED And an Effect ITilI Be Made to Have Little Bill Pardoned GRiEETViti.TC S C July 28 Big Bill Howard and Bill Howird have been on trial for the past dajs for the killing of Ben Ross about two vears, ago llus is the case of which you published an ac count a few ago Koss was killed by someone who shot him through a window while sitting at snpper 'Little Bill Howard was first an ested Bemg rather a weak minded person, he was prev-vilcdjon to confess In his confession he implicated "Big Bill saying lie was the one who fired the shot The jury acquitted Big Bill, who proved an alibi Little Bill" was found guilty and sentenced by Judtre Izlar to be hung the first Friday in September Much sympathy is felt for "Little Bill who Is believed to be a victim of circumstances and so confident are tlie jury that such is the case that several of them have signified their intention to sign a petition for his pardon, although tlie evidence was agains him COLLIDED IN THE BAY. JL BTEjfRfEtt W1TJ3. JFIFTEEXT BA.fcTrM0KE> Md Julv 58 The steamer "irgmla of Old Bay line which left Bal- iraore at 7 o'clock this evening for Norfolk, on her regula r trip wa-s in a collision, ith tile steimer Louise on her wav to Balti- more from Tolchester beach on ChesapoaKe ay v ith excursionists The collision ccttrred at 8 11 o'clock p m off Fort Carroll, >out five miles from Baltimore It ia said iat the collision resulted from the Torts of the steimors to avoid a chooner m tow of a tugboat The aat her was thick and rainy The Virginia Tuck tho Louise on the starboard side aft ofi be wheel cutting away the outer woodwork, nd crashing into the saloon The Virginia's tern was badly twisted and her bow stove. lany excursionists are missing Three bodies ad been recovered up to 11 o'clock It is aup- osed others have been lost The steamers came to Baltimore under their own steam CAPTAIN nOHANNOK S STOTtY Bohannon of the Virginia de- cribes the accident as having been caused by is efforts to clear a schooner under sail bouncl p When the steamer came in lew behind :ie schooner the Virginia s engines were re- ersed and her headway was nearly killed, rhen the steamers came in collision n the Louise rushed to the side where fna "iTgjma struck and this accounts for the num- er of casualties Tho deid known are CATHKKllVW KAISER WILLIAM BIKGFL A Colco Sraitli SEARTAMJITEG, S C July 28 At the district conference of the Southern Methodist church, held in Greepville, Dr A Coke Smith astonished the meeting with the statement of his resignation of the missioi secretaryship in order to accept the chair o theology in vanderbilt university At the late general conference, held in St Louis, Dr Smith, of Spartanburg, and Dr Morrison, oi Atlanta were elected special traveling mis- sionary secretaries for the southern church and this is the position which Dr Smith has resigned Danger to Cotton Crop CHAKLOTTE, K C July 23 Great fears prevail that the cotton crop oil the bottom land') will be injured by tho long-con tinued rains of nine days The streams are very high Tho Catawba. nper today was seven and a half feet above high water mark The crops were never so flourishing as now andlf nothing happens North Carolina farm ers will have more money this fell than since before tfaewar Twelve aioirtbs for a Pair of Pants GRIFFIN, Ga July 28 Salm- night, the, police arrested a negro, wh gave his name as Slonk Johnson, for stealing a pair of pants His case came up befor Judge Cleveland, who sentenced him to twelv months inthe chaingang The authorities a "Webb's camp, in Newton county, have been notified, and will conie for inm tomorrow This is a sample of tfie speediness with which justice ia ineeted out to criminals in Griffin The Victim ISuricd SPAEIAIBUBS, S. C July 28 Today's train from Asbeville, N C brottpli tlie remains orJohn Zolhcoffer Milster to this city for interment Ulilster was a natrve o this had-removed to AsbeviHe he was employed -as a barkeeper He killed m a terrible shooting affray which oc- eutted in that place last Friday night. The TaxaWo Increase Chattanooga. CHATTAUOOOA, July28 The books oJ the y a Sudden rush of wa-ter ana anuniber of vouses ept away A new coal shute just com- pleted at a cost of 000 as cai away, is well as the mining company s store Tlurtj- hree carb loaded with coal and on a siding were swept away and coal scattered down the valley Considerable damage was lone to the sidetracks of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmmghan but the main line of the road TI as not senou-sly injured Down. the alley below the n, ECorso Creo'x, great damage was done to crops and fences No ives were lost, but several narrow escapes ara reported THEY TO THE BOTTO3T. The raise Work in a Bridge Gives aster CHATT VNOOGA Tenn July 28 [Special J Chis afternoon while i bent of tlie falie wocC n the bridge across the Tennes ee rner at tKia joint being raised the one next to it broke ind both came down together on a barge be- neath. Sam Gifford of Hill City was killed and went to the bottom George Hosnier aud Alf were badly hurt AH floated down the stream clinging to a piece of tho wreckage until they w ere rescued bv men in a skiff The men are drapping for Gifford'a oody The acccirteiit was due to the breaking of a long leif of pine timber at leabt a foot square All the men employed were expe- rienced and careful The Gallery Was to Danger HEENVILLE, S C July 2b A large congregation w is assembled at tho Buncomb Street Methodist this to listen to B shop Duncan, at the 11 o clock service yesterday morning About three hun- dred were in the galTery During one of the prayers the gallery suddenly sank about threo inches, causing a stampede and rush for the door and windows in the gallery were nearly all below it were mostlj ladies and children Fortunately no one sen- oualj injured although a number had slighfi bruises Tho presence of mind of the bishop and J A Clifton prevented whaB narrowly escaped being a serious affair Plow WorlwS Destroyed MINNEAPOLIS Minn Julv 28 -The plant of the Mom or Plow orks 111 this citv burned tins afternoon ertailmg a loss of 000, on the buildings and 000 on stock Fully insured The fire caught from a locomotive spark _ Railroad Collision in England MAiscmtSTEB England July 28 A collis- ion has occurred in New- Slaiichestership-cinal cut between two trams filled with working- men Ten were instantly killed and sixtv were injured, of whom probably thirty are fatally hurt A blunder of a switchman caused the calamity _ leprosy in 2s ew Iork. Isicw YORK. July What is said to be a genuine case of leprosy was discovered here today The is the scion of a noble family m Spain, who has been attending the military academy at Chester Pa. For a week he has been stopping at a Spanish American boarding house, at 103 East Twenty- eighth street Inspectoi Dillrngham, who familiar -veith the subject of leprosy decided it to be a case of leprosy without question. Another man, who occupied the room adjoin- ing that occupied by Garntia, is ill, and from hit. symptoms it is fearedfthat afflicted with TELE GRAPtt BREVITIES. The cruiser Philadelphia went into commission yesterday Ernest Hess, of the Chicago board of trade has gone to the wall Jsearly the whole town of allace, W ash was destroyed by fire Sunday niRht William O'Brien -mil start on a tour ot America about the middle of September Bond offerings yesterdav OG2 "00, all ac- cepted at 124 for four per cents and 103i4for four and a ualfs By electr'c wires crossing, the treasury- building in Washington was set afire, bat littto damage was done Commodore William P McCarm has been ap- pointed acting rear admiral, and ordered to hoistt hia flag on board tlie Pensacola on the 4th of Au- gust Eev Dr Theoderlck Pryor D D-, father of Gen- eral Pryor D D fatlier of General Rojer A. Prvpr died at nis home in Nottaway countj, lastbunday night The director of the mint yesterday authorized the shipment of m cold bars in exchango forgoldcoiu. TbL makes the total value of gold bars shipped since June-ma, Senator Vest, presented to tne sen- ate the remonstrance of a large numberof persona of IS. lotus, nroscstinff against the passage ot the federal election bill Armaniana to Constantinople called upon thi to suit thorn dragged A pot ;